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✨✧ VariousGuantanamera – Banda Sonora Original ... CD
Epic (Spain), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
29 songs from Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Grupo Sinfonico De Madrid, Maria Caneda, Gema Y Pavel, Sierra Maestra, Trio Matamoros, Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera, Guarancheros De Oriente, La Sonora Matancera, Trio Matamoros, Bobby Capo, Miguelito Valdez, Bola De Nieve & Beny More. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy OceanInner Feelings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from Billy Ocean – a smooth album of understated groovers, all done in a style that's nicely retrained, and which places a good focus on Billy's great vocals! Most of the record skips along in a warm mellow groove – never too over the top, and in a way that makes us wish he would have kept on this track for years to come! Titles include "No Matter What", "Dance With Me", "Calypso Funkin", "I Can't Stop", "Was It You", "Mind Games", and "Inner Feelings". This Big Break UK remastered version has 6 bonus tracks: the previously unreleased "Smile" and "Somebody" plus an alternate version of "City Light" and single versions of "Calypso Funkin'", "Was It You" and "Inner Feelings". CD

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✨✧ PagesPages ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A 70s classic from Pages – a group that's headed up by singer Richard Page, but which also features some key studio players of the time! There's a mix of soulful elements amidst more mainstream modes – a vibe that's definitely AOR, but hipper too – of that really special blend that only a handful of artists could hit at the time – kind of an "almost to the charts" quality, but one that holds back to make their music more of an underdiscovered secret, too. The album's got lots of fusion touches from musicians who include Victor Feldman, Claudio Slon, Franciso Aguabella, and Randy Brecker – and titles include "Clearly Kim", "I Get It From You", "If I Saw You Again", "Let It Go", and "Love Dance". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Carl AndersonAbsence Without Love ... LP
Epic, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wicked little set from Carl Anderson – a singer who first found fame on the state, later sung in a spiritual world, but does an especially great job here! Anderson's got some really mighty pipes on the date – a vocal approach that's bold, robust, and plenty proud – stepping out with a bit more strength than some of his mainstream contemporaries in the early 80s – almost at a level that's in Luther Vandross territory, and we mean that in a good way. Production is by Richard Rudolph, who brings in the hip mix of sophisticated soul and jazz touches he used while working with Minnie Riperton in the 70s – especially near the end of her too-short life – and titles include the nice groover "Buttercup", plus "C'est La Vie", "Fooled Myself Again", "Lose That Girl", "AWOL", and "Amour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp & light marker.)

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✨✧ BasiaSweetest Illusion (3CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Pop, 1994. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A great one from Basia – a record that has the Polish soul singer hitting even warmer, jazzier territory than before – as her style matures nicely with help from keyboardist Danny White, who co-wrote most of the material on the set! There's a nice current here of the best UK soul of the period – that funky bump you might find from Soul II Soul, and that commitment to live instrumentation that returned in the 90s, after some too-programmed soul in the 80s. The singer's voice is perfect for this mode – and all these many years later, the album's got a much more timeless sound than we would have expected at the time. Titles include "Drunk On Love", "Sweetest Illusion", "My Cruel Ways", "Third Time Lucky", "An Oliver Tree", "Perfect Mother", "More Fire Than Flame", "Yearning", and "The Prayer Of A Perfect Housewife". Huge 3CD version – with 31 bonus tracks! The set includes a huge amount of instrumentals and remixes of album tracks – plus the titles "Go For You", "Clear Horizon", "Waters Of March", "Angels Blush", and "Half A Minute (rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Jeff BeckJeff Beck Group ... CD
Epic/Iconoclassic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Curtis FullerMagnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller ... LP
Epic, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Curtis Fuller cooks it up nicely on this rare date for Epic from the 60s – a chance to hear the trombonist open up and move in a style that's a bit different than his work for Blue Note! The set's got a great undercurrent of soul – one that comes not just from Fuller's smoking solos, but also from the rhythm group – which features Les Spann on guitar, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Buddy Catlett on drums. There's a few rough around the edges moments – the kind that are a great surprise in these early 60s Epic jazz sessions – and titles include "Teabags", "I'll Be Around", "Mixed Emotions", and "Playpen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Magnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ FuturePluto ... CD
Epic, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Buddy GrecoBuddy's Back In Town ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ High LlamasGideon Gaye ... CD
Alpaca Park/Epic, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the true pop masterpieces of the 90s! This albums' a beautiful mix of Brian Wilson-y production, Capitol countrified pop, soaring LA 60s instrumentation, and about a million other influences! Genius Sean O'Hagan's put the whole thing together, and the record is the kind of lost pop treasure you've always hoped to find searching through the old LP racks – but never thought you'd get on a CD in the 90s. Includes the amazing "Checking In, Checking Out" – which outdoes Jimmy Webb in its Webb-ness; the moody "Giddy & Gay"; and lots of other nice moments like "The Goat Strings", "Track Goes By", and "Up In the Hills". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men ... LP
Epic, Late 30s/1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the session leader – and as with other packages in this series, the fidelity is much better than the original singles, and accompanied with full notes on the music! Titles include "Rexatious" and "Lazy Man's Shuffle" by Rex Stewart; "Echoes Of Harlem", "Swing Pan Alley", and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me" by Cootie Williams; "The Rabbit's Jump", "Pyramid", and "Jitterbug's Lullaby" by Johnny Hodges; and "Caravan" and "Stompy Jones" by Barney Bigard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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✨✧ George JonesEssential George Jones – The Spirit Of Country ... CD
Legacy/Epic, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & cover.)

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✨✧ Patti LabelleMusic Is My Way Of Life (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Living ColourVivid ... LP
Epic, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieLovergirl – The Teena Marie Story ... CD
Epic, 1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the post-Motown work of Teena Marie – her 80s years on Epic Records, a time when she was charting big with a wonderfully seductive approach to soul! Marie's definitely in charge of her groove here – writing, arranging, and producing most of the work on the set – making her as much of a studio whiz as a female soul singer, a rare distinction in her field – and another layer of Teena's talents that always helped set her apart from the rest. The vibe here is a bit different than the Motown years – a bit more beats and 80s keyboards – and we especially love the mellower cuts, which gave Marie some great quiet storm play back in the day. Titles include "My Dear Mr Gaye", "Just Us Two", "Ooo La La La (12" version)", "Sugar Shack (ext club)", "If I Were A Bell", "Stop The World", "Fix It (12" version)", "Stop The World", "Shadow Boxing", and "Casanova Brown". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony OrlandoBless You ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not the Tony Orlando of 70s AM radio fame, but a much younger, much cooler singer who could easily cross over into soul! Case in point is the album's great title cut – "Bless You" – a massive groover with a very joyous vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing – orange label Epic SP. Cover has some light wear, and a few marks on one side.)

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✨✧ Leon ParkerAbove & Below ... CD
Epicure/Epic, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pony PoindexterPony's Express ... LP
Epic, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ Hector RiveraCharanga & Pachanga! ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer set of heavy Latin numbers from the great Hector Rivera – hiding under the guise of a simple dance record! Back in the late 50s and early 60s, Hector was always getting tagged for the big fads by labels – and made to produce albums that had him jumping on a dance fad bandwagon, like cha cha or charanga. But despite this situation, Hector always managed to bring a huge amount of his own talent to the sessions, and this album, like others of the sort, crackles nicely with a hard Latin sound that never quits! The charanga grooves are firmly in place, but Hector's handling them with more percussion than you might expect – making for a set that's as lively as it is sweet and classy! Titles include "La Boa", "Tu Pollito", "Sweetie Pie", "Tumba Que Tumba", and "Mi Pachanga". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rockin SidneyMy Toot Toot EP ... LP
Epic, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Onom Agemo & The Disco JumpersLiquid Love (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 30.98
Timeless psychedelic dancefloor grooves from Berlin-based quintet Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers! Liquid Love has a pretty unique sound, blending danceable soul jazz and Afro Funk-inspired rhythms & winds with vintage organs & synths – making for a cool mix of moods! It's playful psych soul instrumentals at the core, but the synth tones give it pretty distinctive vibe overall. Includes "Liquid Love", "Opus", "Kurifuna", "The Disco Jumpers" and multi-part epic "Somebody" (Parts 1-4). LP, Vinyl record album

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Allenko Brotherhood EnsembleBrotherhood/Rogallen ... 12-inch
Comet (France), 2001. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The last single in the epic series of Allenko Brotherhood releases from Comet – featuring two wonderful sides that are very much in keeping with the series' best work! "Brotherhood" pits Tony Allen against the Cinematic Orchestra – who weave a wash of sound around Tony's drums, creating some very cool sound patterns that still manage to groove nicely! "Rogallen" features Tony working with Stefan Rogall – in a dubby mode with flanged out noises that groove around complicated Afro Funk rhythms! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Now out of print.)

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Ash Ra TempelJoin Inn ... CD
Spalax (France), 1972. Used ... $18.99
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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John BarryLast Valley ... CD
ABC/Intrada, 1971. Used ... $13.99
Quite a shift for John Barry – not the usual groovy music you might expect, and instead a somewhat serious score written for this historical epic written and directed by James Clavell, starring Omar Sharif and Michael Caine! The sound is still wonderful, though – proof that Barry was right at home in a variety of different soundtrack settings – and keenly in command of a cinematic musical vision. A number of the tracks have a vocal chorus, chanting in a moody, slightly militaristic way – and most of the numbers are driving and dramatic, but in ways that are quite different from Barry's better-known action work. Titles include "The Shrine", "Evening Song", "Plague Pit", "Attack At Rheinfelden", "The Last Valley", and "Death Of The Captain". CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 & 2 – Movie Scenes/Movie Scenes, The Sequel ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... $7.99
The epic CD compilation of the ever prolific, ever satisfying Madlib's first 2 LPs as Beat Konducta – a instrumental song suite of beats for films that do not exist anywhere but the fevered mind of the genius beatcrafter! 'Lib's production work has always had a bit of a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) incredible whole. The soundscapes really kind of run the gamut of his hip hop styles – always soulful, and always funky, whether he's rocking a stone funk or an electro-modeled groove. Honestly, how much longer is it going to take for the mainstream to finally catch up with this genius!?! Collects tracks from the 2 separate volumes of vinyl: "The Comeback (Madlib)", "The Payback (Gotta)", "Face The Sun (Africa)", "Stax (Strings)", "Left On Silverlake (Ride)", "Offbeat (Grooves)", "Pyramids (Change)", "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)", "The Rock (Humps)", "Filthy (Untouched)", "Money Hugger (Gold Diggin'", "Black Mozart (Opus II)", "Snake Charmer (Heads Up)", "African Walk (Zamunda)", "The Forest (Greens)", "Outerlimit (Space Ho)" and more! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CDs have initials in marker.)

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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
Also available Blackstar (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 27.99

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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.)
Also available Blackstar ... CD 11.99

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David BowieLive Nassau Coliseum '76 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
Bowie as The Thin White Duke – an epic concert on the Station To Station tour – captured at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on March 23, 1976! This is wonderful snapshot of Bowie at a pivotal point, stepping into the rock-soul-funk period, but doing some of the best songs of his earlier career pretty incredible justice here, if quite a bit different than in the Ziggy Stardust era! The sound is big and perfectly suited to songs like "Station To Station" and "Fame", but but holds on the punchier guitar sound so key to songs like "Queen Bitch" and "Rebel Rebel". Other tracks include "Suffragette City", "Waiting For The Man", "Life On Mars?", "Five Years", "Panic In Detroit", "Changes", "The Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP 180 gram vinyl.)

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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 is 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams and some flaking at the bottom.)

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Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1955/1956. Used ... $13.99
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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De La SoulAnd The Anonymous Nobody (with download) ... LP
AOI, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 28.99
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of collaborators on a project that finds them hinting at past glories – be it the laidback jazzy production of the immediate post-"D.A.I.S.Y Age" to their impressive, genre-defying collaborations with the Gorillaz and others – but it's very much a fresh effort with nary a whiff of nostalgia. It's a grower, too – a record you'll need to listen to a bunch of times to really get to the heart of it – and in a post-millennium age of instant gratification, you REALLY gotta hand it to Pos, Dave and Mase for defiantly making a true blue L(ong)P(layer) Titles include "Genesis" with Jill Scott, "Royalty Capes", "Nosed Up", "Pain" with Snoop Dogg, "Memory Of...(US)" with Estelle & Pete Rock, "Snoopies" with David Byrne, "Greyhounds" with Usher, "Drawn" with Little Dragon, "Whoodeeni" with 2Chainz, "Here In After" with Damon Albarn and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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.)
Also available Endtroducing ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... LP
Mo Wax/FFRR, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available Endtroducing ... CD 4.99

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George DukeI Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of George Duke's best albums for the MPS label – and a set that has a sound that's a little bit more soul than before! The album uses a fair bit of vocals alongside Duke's funky keyboards – but in a way that's not nearly as smooth as some of his albums for Epic, and which still retains all the best spacey and cosmic bits of his roots! The record's got a strong west coast soul feel – with elements of some of the jazzy funk of the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene, and elements of the electric funk that was starting to come out of LA at the time – and there's a huge host of guest stars on the record, including Johnny Guitar Watson (who sings on one track), Emil Richards (who plays marimba), and Flora Purim (who does her usual thing!) Titles include "Chariot", "Someday", "That's What She Said", "Sister Serene", "Prepare Yourself", "Rokkinrowl", and "Look Into Her Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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George DukeReach For It ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About November 1, 2017
A real breakthrough album for George Duke – one of his earliest for the Epic label, and an album that took him from the space funk underground to the top of the jazz charts! The album's got a great sound that mixes together all of Duke's influences – Latin rhythms, electric keyboard funk, and some of the freer jamming styles he picked up in the Bay Area scene – and he's joined here by strong crossover fusion players like Ndugu Chancler, Raul De Souza, and Stanley Clarke, all of whom help him forge a groove that's nice and tight. Includes the hit title track "Reach For It", plus the cuts "The End", "Diamonds", "Watch Out Baby", "Lemme At It", "Just For You", "Omi", and "Searchin My Mind". CD
Also available Reach For It ... LP 3.99

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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 September 29, 2017
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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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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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis Bold As Love ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $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
(Recent 180 gram Experience Hendrix pressing.)
Also available Axis Bold As Love (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 16.99
 
 
 



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