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✨✧ Rose RoyceStronger Than Ever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rose Royce are certainly plenty strong at this point in their career – working with a tight modern soul groove on Epic Records – away from their previous placement on the Whitfield label, even though Norman Whitfield's still very actively handling production here! The album does a great job of bringing out some of the group's warmer elements, and also refits their rhythms a bit for the 80s generation – using some jazzier flourishes on the keyboards, which class things up nicely, and push their sound a bit towards some of the best Columbia/Epic soul acts of the time. Keyboards dominate a bit more than before, but in a good way – and titles include "Best Love", "Sometimesy Lady", "Still In Love", "You Blew It", "Talk To Me", "Fire In The Funk" and "Somehow We Made It Through The Rain". This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes 4 bonus versions: "Best Love (12" Version)", "Still In Love (Single Version)"< "Fire In The Funk (Single Version)" and "Dance With Me (12" Version)". CD

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✨✧ Dick St NicklausMagic ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smooth magic from Dick St Nicklaus – a set that nicely hangs on the more soulful side of 70s mellow – thanks to some sweet arrangements behind the vocals! Dick's singing is often processed – in a cool kind of Hall & Oates way that slides nicely in with the groovy backings – usually hitting a midtempo groove that never challenges things too much, but which comes across perfectly with the tight 70s production of the set. The grooves do a great job of keeping this one away from AOR sleeper territory – and titles include "Magic", "Help Yourself", "Born To Love You", "Can't Give Up", and "Changing". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Adam WadeAdam Wade's Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Adam WadeWhat Kind Of Fool Am I? ... LP
Epic, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Tammy WynetteDIVORCE/Stand By Your Man ... CD
Epic/Morello (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of seminal albums from this 60s country giant – back to back on a single CD! First up is a record that proudly states one of the key songs that put Tammy Wynette on the map – her famous tune "DIVORCE", which was a cut that broke big during the years of "whispered secrets" themes in country music hits! Most of the rest of the album features tracks cut first by other artists, but Wynette does a really great job with the tunes – as her honest vocal warble really makes the lyrics her own, and captivates us with her balance between heartbreak and pride! Titles include "Honey", "Come On Home", "Kiss Away", "All Night Long", "Sweet Dreams", "Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde", and "When There's A Fire In Your Heart". Stand By Your Man may well be Tammy's finest solo album, and one of the greatest country vocal tunes! Her previous D-I-V-O-R-C-E LP pretty much paved the way for the proud, sympathetic figure she would play throughout the rest of her career. But on that album, as with most of the ladies of 60s country, she was largely relegated to giving a pretty presentation to tunes that were already hits for others. Stand By Your Man on the other hand was Tammy's album all the way, with most of the songs written specifically for her enormous strengths as a vocalist. It will sound as great 100 years from now as it did 30 years ago. And in addition to the title track "Stand By Your Man", other tracks include "It's My Way", "Forever Yours", "I Stayed Long Enough", "I've Learned", "Cry, Cry Again", "If I Were A Little Girl", and more. CD

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✨✧ Tammy WynetteLet's Get Together ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Adam & The AntsKings Of The Wild Frontier ... LP
Epic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram remaster.)

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Adam & The AntsThat Voodoo/Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios/Scorpios/Mile High Club/Ant Rap ... 12-inch
Epic, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Sleeve has an index card with radio station notes.)
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Alto!LP3 (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2016. Sealed ... $11.99
Epic, polyrhythmic instrumentals from Alto! – ambitious, hypnotic and danceable stuff, going way beyond what you might expect from Portland-based experimental/instrumental rock trio! They carry a world of influences, from West African and Ethiopian sources as much a European and American ones, without ever taking on the particular guise of a regional style, they really seem to have absorbed a world of exciting global sounds and rhythms, and process it all in unique vibe of their own – with drums, flute, electronics and lots of great percussion. Two long pieces per side: "Piece 14 (LPPZ)", "Piece 12", "Piece 16" and "Piece 15". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anglo Saxon BrownSongs For Evolution ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $8.99
Tremendous work from Anglo Saxon Brown – a Philly group who started out their recording career as Ujima on Epic, where they issued a handful of well-remembered singles – then changed their name and cut this one and only full length set for Atlantic! The album's a stunner all the way through – one of those sets that should have been much bigger at the time – and which, like the Ujima singles, has only gotten the group more and more attention over the years – as collectors and DJs have spread the word about its sublime soul sound! These guys are big – as you'd guess from the image on the cover – but they've got a tightness that's made even better by the Sigma Sound recording of the set – which merges their smooth blend of male voices and a female singer with some classic 70s Philly sounds. The album excels on both mellow cuts and groovers – and is still plenty darn fresh after all these years – a real under-discovered gem! The "Call On Me" is a nice smooth stepper, in a mellow pace that we really like – and "ASB Theme" and "The Grizzly" are some good funky club cuts – and other tracks include "Gonna Make You Mine", "Straighten It Out", "I'll Keep Lovin You", and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ash Ra TempelJoin Inn ... CD
Spalax (France), 1972. Used ... $14.99
One of the better early 70s Ash Ra Tempel albums – in which Klaus Schulze joins in once again – really riveting stuff from the pioneering German group! The album features a pair of long suites, one just shy of 20 minutes and the other a bit longer: "Freak 'N' Roll" and "Jenseits". The former is, well, an epic rock freakout – starting off strongly with lumbering percussion and a steady rhythm before it builds up steam and blasts off with some incredible guitar, bass and spacey synth and keys. The latter is a much dreamier piece, with minimalist, kind of droning keys by Schulze and spoken vocals by Rosi. CD
(Out of print.)

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David BowieBlackstar (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
ISO/Columbia, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $27.99 29.98
David Bowie's late career peak arrived just days before he left us! The preceding record The Next Day was a solid reminder of Bowie at his fuzz guitar-graced 70s best, while still standing firm in the here-and-now, yet we still sort of wished for more creatively daring work. Here it is! Once again, Bowie co-produces with Tony Visconti, but it's clear from the start that they're going for something deeper and more complex. Chilling bits of strings, keyboards and sputtering beats begin the epic title track, before Bowie's voice comes in like a spirtual guide – approaching Scott Walker territory here – augmented by sax and other cool touches. It's an amazing start to an unpredictable set of songs, each as hypnotic as the one before. The stranger vibe of the opener comes in and out as the album plays on, but there's some fuzzier and heavier bits, too – on songs that are enigmatic and anthemic, arty and accessible. Incredible! Other titles include '"Tis A Pity, She Was A Whore", "Lazarus", "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)", "Girl Loves Me", "Dollar Days" and "I Can't Give Everything Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – and comes a cool blackout sleeve with a cut-out star pattern, too! Includes digital download.)

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Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1955/1956. Used ... $11.99
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handful 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny ColesKatumbo (Dance) ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet album of soulful jazz from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a wondeful talent who made a rare few albums as a leader! The record is quite different than Coles' earlier work for Epic and Blue Note – in that it's got the slightly electrified Mainstream sound of the 70s firmly in place – with electric and acoustic piano from Cedar Walton and electric and acoustic bass from Reggie Workman. Tracks are longish, and while they're not exactly all-out funky, they mostly groove pretty nicely – in a spiraling fragmented sort of way. Titles include "Funk Dumplin", "Petits Machins", "Betty's Bossa", "728", and "Never Say Goodbye". CD

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John ColtraneOne Down, One Up – Live At The Half Note ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used 2CDs ... $7.99
A long overdue testament to the live genius of the mighty John Coltrane Quartet – captured at the legendary Half Note club in NYC – disc 1 recorded on a date in March 1965 and disc 2 on a date in early May of the same year! The set finds Coltrane plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on the kit working in a far more adventurous guise than many of the 60s studio sessions – stretching out incredibly on the half hour epic workout "One Up, One Down" and a beautifully loose run of "Afro Blue". The stylistic themes are carried through similarly on the second disc's long grooving "Song Of Praise" and an amazing "My Favorite Things", but stretching near or past the 20 minute mark. These long bootlegged recordings are now available on CD officially for the first time ever – complete with the original radio introductions and announcements! CD

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Miles DavisTribute To Jack Johnson ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A masterful tribute from one bad cat to another – and easily one of Miles Davis' greatest electric albums ever! The album's got a powerful, epic sort of feel – a renewed focus after the looser style of Bitches Brew, and the 70s live albums – and one that mixes a deeper funky sound with the raw, exploratory style Davis had let loose a few years before. Michael Henderson's bass is a big part of the power of the record, and John McLaughlin's guitar has never sounded better, or sharper. Teo Macero made the whole thing magic in the studio, and titles include two sidelong funkdafied jams – "Right Off" and "Yesternow". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ringwear.)

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DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... $4.99
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD
(Initials in pen on booklet cover.)

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Bob DylanTrouble No More – Bootleg Series Vol 13, 1979-1981 (deluxe 8CDs/DVD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 8CD & DVD ... $149.99 174.98
Dylan on the road from the late 70s to early 80s – bringing words and wisdom that are more spiritually inspired than anything he'd put out before – backed by some of the most soulful arrangements and players he's ever had behind him! Trouble No More is all unreleased material and focuses on the live shows in support of what's since been dubbed Dylan's "Christian Period" – which is essentially true – and has long been ripe for a reassessment. The gravelly nature of his voice in the later years, which kind of begin here, gives it a really passionate vibe, while the bluesy soul arrangements and gospel style backing singers provide such a lovely backdrop. All tracks are previously unreleased, and captured live from throughout the 1979-1981 tours – with a ton more on this super deluxe edition that were never on any Dylan studio albums at all! This 8CD/DVD super deluxe edition is REALLY epic –with live versions of "Slow Train Coming", "Gotta Serve Somebody","I Believe In You", "When You Gonna Wake Up?", "Gonna Change My Way Of Feeling", "In The Garden", "Every Grain Of Sand", "Previous Angel", "Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking", "Saving Grace", the unheard and unreleased "Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody", "Ain't No Man Righteous" and "Blessed Is The Name" and more on 2CDs. It also includes 2CDs of rare and unreleased studio material, 2CDs that focus on live recordings from Toronto in 1980, 2CDs of live material from London in 1981 and a bonus DVD "Musical Film". Last but not least, it's beautiful little book. What a treasure trove! CD
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Trouble No More – Bootleg Series Vol 13, 1979-1981 (2CDs) ... CD 18.99
Trouble No More – Bootleg Series Vol 13, 1979-1981 (4LP set – with CDs & insert) ... LP 89.99

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Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Howl & Other Poems (red vinyl box set – with book) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... On January 26, 2018
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism – with maybe more of a beat-era presentation than you'd know from his other later records, especially the music ones. This is one of the few albums that San Francisco-based Fantasy records cut of famous beat poets reading their own work – and it's probably one of the most enduring! Ginsberg reads "Howl", "Footnote To Howl", "Sunflower Sutra", "Supermarket In California", and other poems from the late 50s – and there's no musical accompaniment at all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonWalk The Blues (180 gram clear vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Tenor giant Dexter Gordon recorded in a quartet setting – live ath Jazzhus Montmarte in Copenhagen on July 21, 1967! He's backed by Kenny Drew on piano, Al Tootie Heath on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and numbers include a great 11+ minute take on Lou Donaldson's "Blues Walk" plus "I Guess I'll Have To Hang" and "My Tears Out To Dry", and an epic, 15+ minute take on "Love For Sale" that fills the second side. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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Kieran Hebden & Steve ReidExchange Session Vol 2 ... CD
Domino, 2006. Used ... $5.99
The second volume of epic collaboration between free jazz drummer/percussionist Steve Reid and electronic manipulator Kieren Hebden, aka Fourtet – long form duo efforts that blend the artists' styles into a compelling whole! The project is comprised of live takes with no overdubs – lending a boatload of credibility to the project as much more than a easy novelty tag. If there's a difference between Volumes 1 & 2 in the Exchange Sessions that makes this one standout, it may be the more muscular approach Reid has on the kit on these 3 mammoth tracks. Hebden has just as might of a presence with the splintering electronics, but the kit really propels things in heavy way that sounds great! 3 long tracks that each approach the 20 minute mark – and the titles are "Hold Down The Rhythms, Hold Down The Machines", "Noemie" and "We Dream Free". CD

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✨✧ Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis Bold As Love ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Sealed Gatefold ... $29.99
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Castles Made Of Sand", "She's So Fine", "One Rainy Wish", "Bold As Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Authorized Hendrix Family Edition from 1997.)
Also available Axis Bold As Love (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 16.99

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Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis Bold As Love (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Legacy, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Castles Made Of Sand", "She's So Fine", "One Rainy Wish", "Bold As Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl all analog remaster with original artwork plus 8-page LP sized booklet with rare photos and liner notes.)
Also available Axis Bold As Love ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Alphonso JohnsonAlphonso Johnson Collection ... CD
Sony/Connoisseur Collection (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $12.99
14 tracks of funky fusion and spacey soul by bassist Alphonso Johnson! The work was originally issued on the Epic label during the mid 70s – and the styles are part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the set are the more straight ahead ones – which groove with a strong soulful vibe that makes the best of Alphonso's jazzy bandmates, and the tight production of the sessions. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Balls To The Wall", "On The Case", "Unto Thine Own Self Be True", "Involuntary Bliss", "Bahama Mama", "Comoba Place", "Flight To Hampstead Heath", and "Scapegoat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francis Lai & Michel LegrandLes Uns Et Les Autres ... LP
RCA (France), Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving into some later styles that approach the more familiar soundtrack modes of Lai and Legrand – especially on the more lush, more fluidly flowing numbers that dominate as the work moves on. There's a few vocals in the mix, but most of the tracks are instrumental – with instrumentation that includes keyboards, piano, clarinet, and strings. Titles include "Body & Soul Inc", "Serenade For Sarah", "Les Allemands A Paris", "Dad & Co", "Les Uns Et Les Autres", "Ballade Pour Ma Memoire", and "Ballet Apocalypse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the top seam.)

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McKenna Mendelson BluesMcKenna Mendelson Blues ... LP
Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Late 60s work from Michael McKenna and Joe Mendleson – working here in a punchy, hard charging and fiery bluesy rock mode for the McKenna Mendelson Blues set! The group was fairly short lived, and otherwise known as Mainline – but this set puts the bluesy tendencies right out front, and it works and a pretty incendiary style. The drums are heavy, McKenna's lead guitar is searing, and Mendleson's vocals are pure grit. Drummer Tony Nolasco gets special consideration on the set, particularly for his work on the killer "Ramblin On My Mind", and other tracks include "Toilet Bowl Blues", "Drive You", "Bad Women Are Killing Me", "Born Under A Bad Sign" and the epic closer "Help Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pat MethenyAs Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ... CD
ECM, 1981. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite Metheny moments ever – and one of the few albums of his that we can go back to, and still enjoy heartily! The album's wonderfully stripped down – and features only guitar by Metheny, keyboards by Lyle Mays, and percussion and vocals by Nana Vasconcelos, all blended together with some sublime ECM production by Manfred Eicher, who's really got "the sound" in full effect here, pillowtizing all the instrumentation into wonderful washes of color and tone. The standout track is the 20 minute epic "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" – and other tunes include "It's For You", "Estupenda Graca", and "Ozark". CD

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