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✨✧ Pearl JamNothing As It Seems EP ... LP
Epic (UK), 2000. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Smoke CityI Really Want You ... LP
Epic, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A damn great bit of 80s soul – the only album ever issued by Smoke City, but a killer set that we've loved for many years – especially given the group's link to the Chicago scene! The set's perfectly put together – head and shoulders above so much other major label soul of the time – with a mature, sophisticated groove that's really wonderful – almost an extension of the styles explored by Philly International at the start of the 80s, taken forward at a time when so many others were amping up their drum machines and going for too-commercial riffs in their grooves. The vocals alternate nicely between lead male singer Daveon Overton and female singer Starr – and the album also alternates between 80s groove, quiet storm numbers, and even a few slyly jazzy numbers that are perfect for the hipper side of the mainstream soul spectrum at the time. Titles include "Dreams", "Life Of the Party", "Time To Jam", "Back Seat Kind Of Girl", "In The World Of Fantasy", and "Cafe Francois". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ TV Smith's ExplorersLast Words Of The Great Explorer ... LP
Epic, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousElectric Dreams – Original Soundtrack From The Film ... LP
Epic, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousOkeh Soul ... LP
Okeh/Epic, 1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
34 tracks of early Chicago soul pulled from the Okeh vaults, with Carl Davis at the production helm, and Curtis Mayfield too on a few cuts, and arrangements by Johnny Pate and Riley Hampton. Includes "Delilah", "The Monkey Time", "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" and "Think Nothing About It" by Major Lance, "Found True Love", "Gotta Get Away", and "I Can't Work No Longer" by Billy Butler & The Enchanters, "Welcome Home", "What Would You Do", "My Ship Is Coming In" and "It's All Over" by Walter Jackson, "Does It Matter" by the Opals, "Get My Hands On Some Lovin" and "This Heart Of Mine" by the Artisitics and "Forgive & Forget" by the Vibrations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersHard Bop/Paris Concert ... CD
Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
Classic late 50's material by the Jazz Messengers, released back to back on one nicely priced CD! The album Hard Bop is virtually an introduction to the genre from which it takes its name, and it features beautifully raw stuff from Blakey's group that included Jackie McLean, Bill Hardman, and Spanky DeBrest. The group does a fantastic reading of McLean's "Little Melonae", plus the tracks "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", and "Staley's Stiff Chickens". Paris Concert was recorded a year or two later, when Blakey was putting together the classic lineup that included Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons. Tracks from that one include "Justice", "I Remember Clifford", "Are You Real", and a long take of "Moanin". Both LPs were originally released by Columbia/Epic, and are tough to find otherwise! CD

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David BowieBlackstar ... CD
ISO/Columbia, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
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". CD

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✨✧ James BrownHell ... CD
Polydor, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Reissue of JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record was originally a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! CD

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Ray BryantRay Bryant Plays ... LP
Signature, 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the most obscure albums ever by pianist Ray Bryant – a set recorded for the tiny Signature label in the years between his work with Epic and Columbia! The record's every bit as great as Ray's sides for bigger labels at the time – very soulful grooving in a stripped-down and lean trio mode, in a style that was making Ray very much the hip hit club act. The set list is a who's who of hip late 50s jazz standards – and the album includes versions of "Doodlin", "Whisper Not", "Walkin", "Bags Groove", "Delauney's Dilemma", and "Wheatleigh Hall" – all played with crackling soul jazz trio energy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Fresh Sounds reissue. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny ColesKatumbo (Dance) ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A sweet album of soulful jazz from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a wondeful talent who made a sad 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 spiralling fragmented sort of way. Titles include "Funk Dumplin", "Petits Machins", "Betty's Bossa", "728", and "Never Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manuel GottschingInventions For Electric Guitar ... CD
OMM/MG Art (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Kieran Hebden & Steve ReidExchange Sessions Vol 2 (UK version) ... LP
Domino, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis Bold As Love (mono version – 200 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Experience Hendrix, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
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
Also available Axis Bold As Love ... LP

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JJ JohnsonJJ Inc ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
JJ Johnson's greatest album – without a doubt! This gem of a session was recorded in 1960 in New York, with an incredibly hip sextet that includes Cedar Walton, Clifford Jordan, and Freddie Hubbard. The tracks are all long, hip, and very much in a Blue Note soul jazz mode – very unusual not only for Johnson, but for Columbia records as well. The album feels like it should have been issued on Epic, with those killer Dave Bailey sides from 1961 – which might be why it has frequently gotten lost in Johnson's career, hidden amidst some of the sleepier material that seems to see the light of day more often than this one. The album's a stone winner all the way through – and features Johnson playing some of his gutsiest solos ever. Tracks include "Minor Mist", "In Walked Horace", "Fatback", "Aquarius", and "Shutterbug". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye logo pressing, with a deep groove. Cover is nice.)

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Pat MethenyAmerican Garage ... LP
ECM, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A brilliantly evocative album from Pat Metheny – one that's got a quietly epic feel, as Pat and group soar out across the American landscape in a set of tunes that subtly explore space and sound while still remaining wonderfully fluid. There's nothing forced here, and nothing too slick – just a magical blend of acoustic and electric sounds, touched with those mystical notes that seem to flow effortlessly from the hands of keyboardist Lyle Mays. Titles include "The Epic", "American Garage", "Cross The Heartland", "Airstream", and "The Search". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat MethenyAs Fall Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ... LP
ECM, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Moby GrapeMoby Grape Live – Historic Live Performances 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Sundazed, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
The first ever ever official release of live concert recordings of Moby Grape in their late 60s peak – from performances at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco and the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Amsterdam in 1969 and more – collected beautifully by Sundazed! Pretty much a holy grail of late 60s San Francisco rock, the recordings find Moby Grape in an incredibly dynamic triple guitar based groove, groovy harmony vocals, and ultimately, a fiery Skip Spence acid guitar freakout to close! Includes "Ain't No Use", "Rounder", "Looper", "Bitter Wind", "Changes", "Indifference" and "Someday" from Avalon '67, "Indifference", "Mr Blues", "Omaha" and more from Monterey, "Sweet Little Angel" from San Francisco also in '67, "Murder In My Heart For The Judge", "I Am Not Willing", "Tracking Man" and more from Amsterdam 1969, plus the epic, 17 minute "Dark Magic" recorded at the Avalon on New Years Eve '66! CD

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Pony PoindexterPony's Express ... CD
Koch, 1963. Used ... $5.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". CD

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Sun RaSpace Probe – A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol 1 (includes unissued tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 16.99
The rare Space Probe sent out to the cosmos by Sun Ra in the mid 70s – with material recorded from the early 60s onward – the heart of it being Sun Ra's first ever recordings on a moog synthesizer in 1969, and it's one heck of a trip! This excellent edition on Art Yard includes the material from the original Saturn release – the epic, nearly 18 minute interstellar trip that is the title track – with Sun Ra crafting hallucinatory moog magic throughout it. He shifts gears on "Earth Primitive Earth" (the complete version), an earlier recording, as much influenced by ancient sounds as futuristic ones, with hand drums for the beat and bass clarinet by John Gilmore. The closing "Conversion Of JP" is the other holdover from the earlier Space Probe LP and it's another gem steeped in primitivism, believed to feature Marshall Allen on flute (sure sounds like him to us). Art Yard includes some really incredible unissued material here from sessions that produced the Secrets Of The Sun and When Sun Comes Out sets – titles including "Solar Symbols II", "Dance Of The Wind", "Recollections Of There" and "Destiny". Other players include James Jacson on log drums, Nimrod Hunt on hand drums and vocalist Thea Barbara. CD

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Lou ReedBerlin ... CD
RCA (UK), 1973. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Buddy RichMan From Planet Jazz – Recorded Live At Ronnie Scott's Club ... CD
Five Four (UK), 1980. Used ... $6.99
Late work by jazz drum giant Buddy Rich – captured in a surprisingly energetic, firey, and sometimes funky mode at Ronnie Scott's Club in 1980! Buddy really pulled off some bright, buoyant, funk influenced work in the 70s and this set finds him at the tail end of that groove – playing with a pretty big group that includes Ernie Vantrease on piano, Wayne Pedziwiatr on bass, Ando Fusco, Jack Leibowitz, Steave Marcus and Kenny Hitchcock on saxes, Bob Coassin on lead trumpet, Roger Homefield on lead trombone, and others. Titles include "Intro/Beulah Witch", "Grand Concourse", "Blues A La 88", "Saturday Night", "Slow Funk" and the epic, 15+ minute closer "Good News". CD

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Soul ChildrenSingles/Open Door Policy ... CD
Stax (UK), 1972/1978. Used ... $24.99
We don't know if the title is a reference to some sort of contractual obligation that the band had with Stax, but the album was their return to the label after leaving for 2 other albums on Epic. This one features the band as the same trio they were on Epic, with some nice production by David Porter, and tracks that are still trying to continue the smoother crossover sound they began on the other label. Titles include "Summer In the Shade", "Butt La Rose", "Can't Give Up A Good Thing", "Hard Living With A Man", and "Who You Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bruce SpringsteenTies That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3 Blu Rays/Book) ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy 6CD/Blu Ray ... $109.99 129.98
An absolutely epic journey down The River – and it's one well worth taking – with more than 50 tracks on 4 CDs plus 3 Blu Rays! 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 Blu Rays 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 heavy duty coffee table book, too! CD
(Blu Rays are coded Region A, B & C.)
Also available Ties That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3DVDs/Book) ... CD 101.99

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Bruce SpringsteenTies That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3DVDs/Book) ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy 6CD/DVD ... $101.99 119.98
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.)
Also available Ties That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3 Blu Rays/Book) ... CD 109.99

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Horace TapscottLighthouse 79 – Vol 2 ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A second unearthed gem from pianist Horace Tapscott at the Lighthouse club in 1979 – very sharp stuff featuring a solid group of Nimbus players! Volume 2 was recorded on October 11, appropriately the night after the set featured on Lighthouse 79 Vol 1, with Tapscott leading the way, and setting up a groove with on the piano, while the group pounces when ready The players are Reggie Bullen on trumpet, Gary Bias on alto, Roberto Miranda and David Bryant on bass, and George Goldsmith on drums. It's an impeccable balance of subtle, slow building melodicism and sharp, emphatic group play & soloing! Totally great stuff, and absolutely worth a second helping. Titles include "Acirfa", "Niger's Theme", the epic "Stella By Starlight", "Lush Life" (at 6+ minutes, the only number in the set that runs less than 10 minutes) and "Inspiration Of Silence". CD
(Comes in a slim cardboard sleeve.)
 
 
 



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