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✨✧ Space OperaSpace Opera ... CD
Epic/Beatball (Korea), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful little record from the 70s – not nearly the cosmic set you might imagine from the title, and instead a warmly-produced album that's in the best 70s smooth mellow style! These guys would fit nicely in a collection next to Crosby Stills & Nash or America – as they've got a strong sense of harmony in their vocal approach – one that's schooled in the SoCal generation of the 60s, but taken to a whole new 70s territory in the studio – and supported by instrumentation that has some occasional jazz inflections which further warms the whole thing up! The group mix a bit of flute in with the keyboards, which seems to resonate almost as another voice – and although the guitar gets a bit stronger on a few numbers, it's usually more in the background to let the vocals rise up front. Titles include "My Telephone Artist", "Country Max", "Holy River", "Outlines", "Guitar Suite", "Lookout",a nd "Over & Over". CD

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✨✧ StarcastleFountains Of Light ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chocolate Jam CoSpread Of The Future ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic from the 70s – totally great work from Chocolate Jam Company, a hip little group headed up by percussionist Leon Ndugu Chancler! The core sound is soul, but there's plenty of fusion touches as well – thanks to a great lineup of players that includes Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Duke on keyboards, David T Walker on guitar, and even Dorothy Ashby on harp! Chancler sings lead vocals on most cuts – but he's also joined by Virginia Ayers and Leo Mille on some cuts too – making for a really well-rounded sound that's easily one of the best jazz-into-soul sessions like this from the 70s – almost topping the more famous work from folks like Lenny White or Mtume! Titles include "Don't Leave Me Now Stay With Me", "Feeling", "This Time", "Looking Glass", and the extended "Suite Chocolate". CD

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoNew York Times ... CD
Sony/Epic (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Terumasa Hino always had a great way of reaching out to work with American players – even during the farther-out earlier years of his career – and here, he works with a tight fusion combo in New York, as you might guess from the title of the album! The groove is sharp, but never too polished to be smooth jazz – and Hino keeps all the sharper edges of his earlier fusion material in place – working with a core group that features great keyboards from Kenny Kirkland, and lots of room for Hino's solos over the top! The sound is nice and soulful, like some of Freddie Hubbard's larger fusion efforts from the late 70s – and titles include "Dream Cream", "Otis", "Champagne Rain", "Freeland", and "Newborn Swing". CD

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✨✧ Patrick CoutinUn Etranger Dans La Ville ... LP
Epic (France), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ DonovanBarabajagal ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Donovan at his jazzy best – really picking up where Mellow Yellow left off, and pushing the jazz influences in his sound to deeper lengths! Mr Leitch is a million miles away from his Dylanesque early roots on the set – and is working in territory that's completely his own – a beautiful blend of folk, psychedelic, and jazz-based modes – handled with simple charm throughout, and performed by a group that includes funky sound library genius Alan Hawkshaw on piano, and the great Harold McNair on flute! The title track "Barabajagal" is one of Donovan's most amazing tunes of all time – a funky little number that dances around with some great heavy drums, and which also features guitar by a young Jeff Beck! Other titles include "The Love Song", "Trudi", "Atlantis", "Superlungs My Supergirl", "I Love My Shirt", and "Pamela Jo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original true stereo mix!)

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✨✧ Dan FogelbergCaptured Angel ... LP
Full Moon/Epic, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dan FogelbergWindows & Walls ... LP
Full Moon/Epic, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerSouth American Cookin/Magnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller ... CD
Epic/Collectables, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great CD that brings together 2 of Curtis Fuller's rarest LPs! On South American Cookin, Curtis' soulful horn is matched by a tight group that includes Zoot Sims on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Dave Bailey on drums – who's playing here in tip top form. All tracks have a nice Latinish groove, but the main vibe is straight soul jazz hard bop, with tight changes, and great long drawn-out solos. Titles include "One Note Samba", "Besame Mucho", and "Wee Dot". Magnificent Trombone is even more compelling – as the album features a tight hard group, with a distinct modern edge, and a striking front line of trombone, guitar, and piano. With Walter Bishop Jr., Jimmy Garrison, and Les Spann. The tracks sparkle and gleam with joy and imagination – and titles include "Teabags", "I'll Be Around", "Mixed Emotions", and "Playpen". Back to back on one CD – and a much better bargain than if you had to spend big cash for the originals! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used sparely, so that the album's not a funky electric one – but in just the right ways to bring in a cool sort of 70s funk touch to the whole record – almost in some of the ways you'd find with Nuyorican funk of the same time! Vocals are great, too – mostly in French – but the instrumental element is what really moves us – and it moves us plenty! Titles include "Brujeira", "Tou Patou Feme", "Guajira Contestation", "Bomba Miscien", "Vulcano", and "Marcel Song". CD

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✨✧ HiroshimaAnother Place ... LP
Epic, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A record that definitely has Hiroshima taking their origins seriously – as although the album's still got the same fusion vibe as before, it almost seems to step up even more Japanese elements too! The rhythms are maybe a bit more programmed than in the past, but the album also makes use of wood flutes, koto, taiko, shamisen, and other Japanese instrumentation – and features some occasional vocals from June Kuramoto too – all in a slinky fusion style with a slight eastern current. Titles include "One Wish", "Save Yourself For Me", "I Do Remember", "The Game", "Undercover", and "What's It To Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Alphonso JohnsonMoonshadows ... CD
Epic/Wounded Bird, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest of bassist Alphonso Johnson's funky fusion albums for Epic! Moonshadows is a nice little set of choppy grooves that recalls the best Herbie Hancock moments of the early 70s, plus some of the side projects of the Headhunters. Warmly funky, but with a nice edge – with a more jazz funk rooted sound than the later, slightly heavier Spellbound! The great group of players includes Patrice Rushen is on keyboards, Benny Maupin on reeds, Lee Ritenour on guitars, Airto Moriera on percussion, Gary Bartz on sax, plus Narada Michael Walden and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Tracks include "Stump", "Cosmoba Place", "Involuntary Bliss", "On The Case", "Amarteifio", "Pandora's Box" and the breezy "Up From The Cellar", which features vocals by Flora Purim! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Moonshadows ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Miami Sound MachineConga (dance mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the best cross-cultural influences going down on the west coast scene of the time – a kind of color-blind quest for the groove that comes across with a really righteous power! Tracks include the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" – plus the cuts "Ice Cold Daydream", "Freedom Flight", "Sweet Thang", "Purple", and "Me & My Woman". CD

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✨✧ PatraWorker Man (album, mecca radio, Salaam's mix, irie mix, irie inst, acappella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sax PustulsL'Avis Des Animaux ... LP
Epic (France), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ StarcastleCitadel ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ TrillionHold Out/Never Had It So Good/Give Me Your Money, Honey ... 12-inch
Epic, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersHard Bop/Paris Concert ... CD
Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
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 (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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CanSoundtracks ... CD
Mute, 1970. Used ... $8.99
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. Hypnotically repetitive rhythms and always excellent Can drums & percussion, with vocals by Damo, and the last couple of Can tracks with Malcolm Mooney. Titles include the epic "Mother Sky", "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskeyman", "Don't Turn The Lights On, Leave Me Alone", "Soul Desert" and "She Brings The Rain". CD

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Damu The Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews feat Blu & InsigBurners (EP mix, inst)/Answer Is Yes (EP mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Redefinition, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99 19.98
Tight duo effort from Damu The Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews! "Burners" is an appropriately titled, 10+ minute epic featuring Blu & Insight – a track that kicks off with an unshakeable beat, a brief ODB vocal sample, then settles in with furious rhymes, scratches, thick bassline and a heady organ in mix. It feels SO good throughout it's running time...and yeah, it's a long one, but it leaves you wanting more! Also includes the nearly as epic "The Answer Is Yes" plus the instrumentals on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Miles DavisGet Up With It ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Miles Davis' last studio session before a few years of seclusion – and a really monumental effort, probably the baddest of the electric period! The album does a great job of capturing the energy of the frenzied live sets from that time, and matching it with Teo Macero's cut and paste editing, and wizardry at the mixing console. The side long piece "He Loved Him Madly" is a minimalist epic, while "Calypso Frelimo" alternates between mad afro-percussion driven jams and spacey wah-wah trumpet interludes. The rest of the album is divided up into more succinct shorter funky pieces, like classic "Rated X", with Miles basically just leaning on an electric organ over a hyper funk beat, and the bluesy "Honky Tonk" which opens with an incredibly funky burping electric piano break! LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ HarrisonRule The World/I'm From Virginia/Brown Water Blues ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A deep funk inspired single from DJ Harrison! "Rule The World" has a murky vibe that gives it the right kind of vintage gritty mood, with the vocals mucked up to almost hallucinogenic effect – but that's backed by guitar bass and drums that's got a cool 70s funky soul feel. "Brown Water Blues" has a similarly submerged sound, this one riffing a bit on Hi Records style bluesy soul & funk 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes a cool little Stones Throw logo sleeve – mimicking the classic era Epic Records logo!)

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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
(Later pressing on Mo Wax/A&M, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ Dr OctagonMoosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation ... LP
Bulk, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon – finally a worthy follow-up to the Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've happened without it! Keith's subsequent work under the Dr Octagon persona had its charms for sure – and the same can be said for his other alter-egos of the mid 90s onward – but Dan The Automator's incredible production is so epic, DJ Qbert's scratchwork so masterful, we've always considered it a group project. This full scale reunion is the REAL sequel – and it's one of the best hip hop comeback efforts in years! Includes "Octagon Octagon", "Polka Dots", "Black Hole Son", "Operation Zero", "Bear Witness IV", "Area 54", "3030 Meets The Doc Pt 1", "Karma Sutra", "Hollywood Tailswinging" and more – plus LP bonus track "Aviator Hype". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (with bonus track) ... CD 10.99

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Dr OctagonMoosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (with bonus track) ... CD
Bulk, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon – finally a worthy follow-up to the Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've happened without it! Keith's subsequent work under the Dr Octagon persona had its charms for sure – and the same can be said for his other alter-egos of the mid 90s onward – but Dan The Automator's incredible production is so epic, DJ Qbert's scratchwork so masterful, we've always considered it a group project. This full scale reunion is the REAL sequel – and it's one of the best hip hop comeback efforts in years! Includes "Octagon Octagon", "Polka Dots", "Black Hole Son", "Operation Zero", "Bear Witness IV", "Area 54", "3030 Meets The Doc Pt 1", "Karma Sutra", "Hollywood Tailswinging" and more – plus CD bonus track "Aviator Hype". CD
Also available Moosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation ... LP 18.99

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Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Howl & Other Poems (180 gram red vinyl box set – with book) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $43.99 49.99
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
(Deluxe edition box set – 180 gram red vinyl pressing in tip-on jacket – packaged with a book of new liner notes, a copy of the original City Lights book Howl & Other Poems, a postcard, and 8x10 photo of Ginsberg!)

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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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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Special ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Chico didn't cut too many sides for Epic – but there was a short period, between his stints with Pacific Jazz and Impulse were he did a few sessions with the label. The quintet here is the group with a cellist, in this case Nate Gershman, plus guitar, bass and Charles Lloyd on flute and alto, who sounds particularly nice on this outing. As always, Chico's light dancing on the drums and sock cymbal gives the sides a wonderful swinging fee – with just the right amount of drive to keep things cooking but never overpowering the spacious approach of the quintet. Titles include "Don't Get Lost", "Autumn Leaves", "New Rhumba" and "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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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 Experience Hendrix reissue, #4040, including the booklet.)
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 19.99

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Maurice JarreUna Stagione All'Inferno ... LP
General (France), 1971. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A moody little soundtrack from Maurice Jarre – for a film set amidst a tropical location, which means even more exotic moments than usual! There's a nice sort of lightness to the overall soundtrack – almost some of the best love/sex themes you'd find in Italian material of the time – and a very nice change from some of Jarre's more conventional, more epic modes of a few years before – really handled with a great degree of space in the sound, which definitely keeps things interesting! And the more exotic moments are usually performed with conventional instrumentation, but used in new ways – especially the percussion and woodwinds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation of rare African material) with some additional mixing from J Rocc – based on rare African vinyl. The sound is pure Madlib/Beat Konducta heady hip hop funk – recognizable as being spun from and inspired by African material, and impeccably so, with that instantly identifiable, exploratory Madlib sonic stamp. He looks far beyond Afrobeat and funk sources, with some raw funk rock beats, psych, garage and more with some trippy vocal samples – and he's building up from blueprints records originally pressed all over Africa – Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast. But too much mention of the source material risks making this sound like a compilation or a mix set, when it's Madlib all the way! Titles include "Motherland", "Raw Introduction To Afreaka", "Warrior's Theme", "Street Hustler", "Afritonic" (Pts 1 & 2), "Tradition", "Blackfire", "Obtaive", "Mtima", "African Bounce", "Freedom Play", "Natural Sound Waves", "Unika (Outro)" and many more. 43 tracks on the CD version, which includes 6 bonus tracks. CD

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MetallicaAnd Justice For All ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $4.99
The album that changed everything for Metallica – catapulting them from patron saints of unrelentingly heavy thrash metal to reluctant (at first, anyway) mainstream superstars! The production is glossier sounding than ever before, and whether that compromised the rawer brutality of their heaviest moments is debatable to this day – but that's countered by the slow-building, epic songcraft (the shortest one is over 5 minutes long), odd, and all around ambitiously structured material. Includes "Blackened", "Eye Of The Beholder", the game-changing "One", "Harvester Of Sorrow", "To Live Is To Die", "Dyers Eve" and more. 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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Ennio MorriconeNovecento (aka 1900) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... About April 5, 2018 (delayed)
One of the greatest Ennio Morricone dramatic scores of the 70s – composed for Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film Novocento, and featuring some of Morricone's best serious scoring at the time! The work's got a sense of majesty and authority that befits the historical setting of the film – not nearly as groovy as some of Morricone's other work from the decade, but equally great in its own way. CD features 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Romanzo", "Estate 1908", "Regalo Di Nozze", "La Polenta", "Tema Di Ada", "Verdi E Morto", "Il Quarto Stato", and "Olmo E Alfredo". CD

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Ennio Morricone & OthersEnnio Morricone Remixes Vol 2 ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2003. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
A second volume of reworkings of vintage Morricone – this time with an even more profound club bounce than the first! The unofficial theme of the set can pretty much be found in the phrase "Cinematic For The People!" – and that mantra hits home with mixes by a wide, wide variety of producers, DJs, programmers and innovators from Hird, to Eddy & Dus, to Domu, Doctor Rockit, Moonstar and many others – who all take a spin on tracks from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, My Name Is Nobody, Once Upon A Time In The West and beyond! The tight electro beats and pulsing synth and keys add a sinister uptempo groove on the best cuts, but they still keep Morricone's epic mood swings well in place! It's a delicate balance, keeping Morricone's cinematic, swirling and soaring groove in check with late model club grooves – leave it to the great minds at Compost Records to pull it off! 27 tracks on two CDs: "Mucchio Selvaggio" by 2Raumwohnung, "L'Estasi Dell-Oro" by Bandini, "A Lidia" by Swell Session, "Tema di Mose" by Crazy Baldheads, "Nadine"(dub mix) by Yen Sung, "Alla Serenita" (Lazer Sight mix)" by Domu, "Sotto Controllo" by Ayro, "Ritratto d'Autore" by Moonstarr, "La Cugina" by Yukihiro Fukutomi and lots more! CD
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