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Joey AlexanderMy Favorite Things ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima eschews most of his own compositions for work by Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, and others – given lively readings by an ensemble who really know how to burst out at the front, then soar with these very strong solos. The album features a great reading of "My Favorite Things", with a unique use of two bassists; a spare duet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino on "Black Orpheus"; guest work from guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on "Chan's Song"; and nice takes on "So Near So Far", "Gingerbread Boy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Jeannine". CD

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Charles MingusPortrait – Town Hall Concert/My Favorite Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Live material from Mingus' classic mid 60s period – one album recorded at Town Hall in New York in 1964, the other recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1965. Town Hall set features Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, and Eric Dolphy – on the tracks "So Long Eric" and "Praying With Eric". The Minneapolis set features another version of "So Long Eric" – this one recorded after Dolphy's death – plus a medley of standards, done the Mingus way! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mobb DeepDouble Shots (clean, street, inst)/Favorite Rapper (clean, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Landspeed, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of the tighter cuts from the Free Agents set. The A-side features Big Noyd. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Landspeed sleeve.)

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Dolly PartonMy Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
Dolly's early 70s material was at its best when it focused on her amazingly fragile, broken-hearted vocal style – and there's a lot of that here. Beautiful, beautiful stuff that deserves mention with her more celebrated classics such as Coat Of Many Colors. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine, a peeled spot on back, and some light stains.)

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Nancy SinatraSheet Music – A Collection Of Her Favorite Love Songs ... CD
DCC, 1998. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley BoysFavorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, nice and clean.)

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VariousFavorite Country Blues Guitar-Piano Duets 1929 to 1937 ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a lilac cover.)

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✨✧ VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – For Lovers Only Part 2 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Includes tracks by The Atlantics, The Chants, The Younghearts, Little Sammy, The Sting Reys, The Arabians, Anita May, Elaine Charles, The Chev-Rons, and The Fabulaires. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThose Rock & Roll Answer Songs Vol 1 – The Answers To Your Favorite Rock & Roll Songs ... CD
Silly, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by the Takeoffs, John Zacherle, Carol King, the Shields, Marilyn Michaels, Paul Thorton, Stacey Ames, the Girlfriends, Bob & Jerry & Friends, Dudley, Alice Donut, Debbie Dean & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThose Rock & Roll Answer Songs Vol 2 – The Answers To Your Favorite Rock & Roll Songs ... CD
Silly, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Tina Powers, Bobby Wells, the Up Fronts, the Sherry Sisters, Bobby Cornstock & the Counts, Mann Drake, Gloria Becker, Cook E Jarr, Joni Credit, Eddie Holman, the Flying Saucers, the Balladeers & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don Friedman TrioMy Favorite Things ... CD
441, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don Friedman's working with a really wonderful trio here – drums from Lewis Nash and bass from George Mraz – both of whom give the record a warmly swinging sound that's totally great! Don's still got his usual introspective touch on the keys – a sharp musical vision that has never dimmed over the years – but there's a sound here that's more fluid than usual, thanks to the rhythm team – a sound that often hits a nice little groove on the best tracks! Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Schooze Blooze", "Ask Me Now", "Easy To Love", "I'm All Smiles", "Half & Half", and "Summer's End". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRonnie I's Favorite Love Ballads Vol 1 ... CD
Relic, Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by The Dreamtones, Haven Knights, The Chestnuts, The Martels, The Timetones, Lillian Leach & The Mellows, The Orchids, and The Harptones. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThose Rock & Roll Answer Songs Vol 3 – The Answers To Your Favorite Rock & Roll Songs ... CD
Silly, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Dennis Bell, Roy Hargrave, Lois Williams, Merrie Kilgore & the 4 Bs, the Stompers, Vinny & Kenny, Jessie Cotton, Larry Finnegan, Stag Lee, Nina & Jack, Tony, Bob & Jimmy, Lalo Guerrero & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThose Rock & Roll Answer Songs Vol 5 – The Answers To Your Favorite Rock & Roll Songs ... CD
Silly, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks bySherri Jericho, Barry McKight, Randy Thomas, Boots Walker, Robin Garrett, Ruby Wright, Sharon Black, the Astronauts, Roger White, Anna King, String Shifter, Johnny Geer, Waldo, Dudley & Dora, Jeffrey J Jeffrey & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThose Rock & Roll Answer Songs Vol 4 – The Answers To Your Favorite Rock & Roll Songs ... CD
Silly, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Bobby Charles, Shirley Ray, The Sham-ettes, Tommy Tucker, Johnny West, The Cannon Sisters, Jane Morgan, Jimmy Drifter, The Bagels, and The Lovin' Cousins. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Human Egg (Jean-Pierre Massiera)Human Egg ... LP
Favorite (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Freaky fuzzy club music from the legendary Jean-Pierre Massiera – a weird and wild blend of funky rhythms, spacey electronics, and some of the most mindblowing production you'll ever hear! The grooves are plenty tight, but also stretch out nicely to the sky, too – almost taking on a proggish tinge at points, but without any jamming – just a bit of majesty on some of the vocals, and a strong, powerful lead on some of the fuzzy guitars! Most tracks have some sort of lead vocals, but there are a few instrumentals too – and titles include "Egg", "Hiroshima", "Love Like This", "Delusion", "I Got A Dream Of My Own", "Feeling On My Mind", and "The Lonely Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mr PresidentNumber One ... LP
Favorite (France), 2011. New Copy ... $19.99
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around funky soul patriot Mr President, aka Patchworks delivers a solid full length for the Favorite label! Rave up instrumentals and vocal numbers featuring guests Mr Day, Mounam, Hawa and JRMNM and it wins on both levels – with nods to classic and hip hop era funk. Mr President handles all the production and instrumentation himself, and quite impressively so. Titles include "Meet Again", "From South To North", "Tribute To RZA", a cover of "Love And Happiness" with Mr Day, "The Best Is Yet To Come" with Mr Day & Hawa, "You Move Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Parker BrothersParker Brothers ... LP
Crown Vetch/Favorite (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Proof that underground sounds didn't have to be outsider music back in the 70s – because the Parker Brothers work here with a tightness and studio groove that's right up there with the AOR giants on the major labels at the time! The record's a beautifully homegrown affair, but also comes across with a totally top-shelf sound – songs that are strongly influenced by funk and soul of the time, but served up by a blue-eyed band who really know how to lay down the right sort of instrumentation – especially keyboardist Armand De Genova, whose work on Fender Rhodes really makes the whole thing sparkle. Vocals are cool and compressed, never overdone – and in fact, had the set ended up on a bigger label, it might have gotten wrecked by a producer trying for a hit. Imagine an indie label version of Steely Dan, and you'll get a good idea of the groove here – on cuts that include "Roller Dancin", "Singapore Sling", "Walking Alone At Night", and "Playing With My Emotions". LP, Vinyl record album

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)African Music/Decalment (voc, inst)/Problems ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Three great tracks from one of our favorite Patchworks projects! "African Music" has a song that lives up to its title, but also has the warmly clubby vibe that we love from Voilaaa – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a late 70s post-colonial track recorded in Paris – right down to the strong lead vocals from Lass! "Decalement" has cool fast-scatting vocals from Pat Kalla on the vocal version, plus a cool plucked string wrapped around the groove – and "Problems" is more of a straighter, high-stepping club track – with very offbeat vocals from Sir Jean! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Des Promesses ... CD
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess from the image on the cover, but definitely an ear for Nigerian grooves in the way that Bruno uses horns over the top of most tracks – and creates these fast-stepping rhythms that have some nicely complex percussion patterns! The whole thing almost feels like the best of those post-colonial projects that were recorded in Paris in the late 70s – especially given the French lyrics on the vocal cuts – and titles include "People", "Mambo Football", "Mbele", "Problems", "Our La Vie", "African Music", "Decalement", and "La France". CD
Also available Des Promesses ... LP 24.99

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Des Promesses ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess from the image on the cover, but definitely an ear for Nigerian grooves in the way that Bruno uses horns over the top of most tracks – and creates these fast-stepping rhythms that have some nicely complex percussion patterns! The whole thing almost feels like the best of those post-colonial projects that were recorded in Paris in the late 70s – especially given the French lyrics on the vocal cuts – and titles include "People", "Mambo Football", "Mbele", "Problems", "Our La Vie", "African Music", "Decalement", and "La France". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Des Promesses ... CD 18.99

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VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely polished, but never too slick or commercial – and very much in that special spirit that's been lauded of late by the growing waves of AOR collectors around the globe! Most numbers come across with a nicely soulful vibe, and a fair bit of jazzy inflections – and although the pace is usually somewhat slow-stepping, there's definitely a groove in place on all these tracks! Titles include "Je Suis En Amour" by Diane Tell, "Rio Sinal Verde" by Junior Mendes, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "Peppermint Park" by Paul Hart, "Space Lady" by Ulla, "In Alto Mare" by Loredana Berte, "Neon" by Placa Luminosa, and "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at the time – especially the sweet blend of styles that came into play on the dancefloors of the late 70s! None of these tracks are straight disco, and none have the too commercial styles of the European disco wave of the period – and instead, all the instrumentation is nice and tight, and done in styles you might know from bigger Brazilian groups like Banda Black Rio or Unaio Black – but served up here by more focused solo artists in the lead. Junior Santos hand-picked the tracks from his deep collection of grooves – and titles include "Moral Tem Hora" by Cristina Camargo, "Quero Um Baby Seu" by Solange, "Gosto Amargo De Vida" by Paulo Ramos, "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Labirinto" by Famks, "Escorpiao" by Carlos Dafe, "Negra Flor" by Sandra De Sa, and "Um Momento Qualquer" by Claudia Telles. CD

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. CD
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 22.99

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package a really great discovery in sound! The music is surprisingly fresh, and often quite funky too – and done in modes that are arguably warmer and more soulful than most other European disco – and often a lot like the best American underground club of the period. Some tracks have breathy female vocals, while others have bolder lyrics that almost echo some of the global musical crossovers happing in 70s Paris and a few of the later tracks bring in electro elements, but in a subtle way we totally love. The collection's a follow-up to the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation – and like that one, it's really a cut above the usual! Titles include "Super Star" by Contessa, "Lady Jones" by Over Drive, "Music Madness (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Beckie Bell, "Y'A Du Blues" by Marche Noire, "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus (re-remix)" by Le Club, "Pour Moi Ca Va (Charles Maurice version)" by France Lise, "Polar (Charles Maurice version)" by Bernard Guyvan, and "Minuit L'Heure Du Swing" by Didier Makaga. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the cheesier, clunkier Euro disco hits of the time – and instead, there's a lot of care and craft brought to the rhythms and lyrics – often a lot more soul elements than you might expect, and with occasional global currents that reflect the unique sound of Paris in the postcolonial years. There's almost an AOR catchiness to some of the tunes, but the presentation is more strongly soulful overall – on titles that include "Bye Cocotiers" by Marc Ashy, "Keep Cool" by Messan, "Sunshine" by Greg Smaha, "Sheriff's Horse" by Roots, "Funky Biguine" by Crystal, "Havana" by Nielo Feel, "Funk Force Leader" by Ideku Dynasty, "Talk Me Mam's" by Black Bells Group, "Le Sherif Qui Danse" by Claude Morgan, and "Givin It Up" by Charms. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beckie BellMusic Madness (orig, Voilaaa rmx, Tom Noble rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic French disco tune – served up here in three different mixes! The original is almost more than enough for us – as Beckie Bell's vocals are wonderful, with a high-tipping range that really grabs us like the female singers in Ramp – and a bottom groove that's heavy on live conga and percussion, which get a nice space of their own near the end! Voilaaa's remix keeps things pretty classic, but just adds in a slightly heavier bassline – and on the flipside, Tom Noble opens the tune up even more at the bottom, and adds some cool moogy bits – and that side of the single seems to have a whole bonus "secret" song too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Calvin B RhoneI Believe/Lord!/We've Come To Praise Him ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful mix of secular and spiritual, gospel and club – in a mode that's very much like the classic work of the Clark Sisters at the start of the 80s! Calvin B Rhone is maybe even hipper, though – as this single has a very tight small group approach – sharp keyboards over a bad-stepping groove on "I Believe" – a warmer, soaring vibe on "Lord" – and a snappy, catchy lyric on "We've Come To Praise Him"! There's a current of jazz on all the cuts – almost as if Donny Hathaway had made it to the early 80s, and opened up his groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joao SelvaNatureza ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of Brazilian funk, and one that's got a great contemporary twist, too – given that the whole thing is a collaboration between singer Joao Selva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! Patchworks handles most of the instrumentation here – apart from some percussion from Selva – and the groove is right in the very best samba soul modes of the early 70s – that slinky, funky territory that you'd find on the best records by Jorge Ben and some of the many artists he influenced – presented here in a perfect style that feels far more vintage than you'd expect, and which has none of the clubbier touches of other Patchworks projects! Selva's a great singer too – with a raspy charm that's beautiful – and which, again, is very much in the spirit of the sound he's going for. Titles include "Pessoas", "Se Foi", "Maria", "Perto De Ti", "Babado Forte", and "Natureza". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco came from musicians who'd moved up north from the Caribbean – bringing a sunny spirit and driving rhythms in the process, as well as a post-colonial, diaspora approach to the music – which was then fused with American soul and funk for the clubs! This set has a very similar vibe, but just reverses the process – with grooves that borrow plenty from the hipper club styles of the late 70s and early 80s, and come across with a freshly non-commercial vibe, given their Caribbean roots. We'd never heard most tracks here before – hats off to Waxist for compiling the collection – and titles include "Cosmopolitan London" by Ray Williams, "Praise Jah" by Oluko Imo, "My African Religion" by Paul Hurlock, "Going To The Party" by Barry Bryson, "Let Me Love You" by Teddy Davis, and "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KarriemI Love You (long, short) ... 12-inch
Pashlo/Favorite (France), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic cut from the Oakland scene of the late 70s – one that's already got a pretty stretched out vibe on the main version, then really takes off on the extended cut – which features a totally great Fender Rhodes solo! The groove is snapping with a bit of a boogie bounce – almost more early 80s than you'd guess from the date – and Karriem serves up positive lyrics about his love for a lady, but then really takes off on the keyboards! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Magic Source (Mocambo)Love Struck (orig, Patchworks special disco rmx, Africaine 808 NYC no wave dub, Voilaaa Le rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wicked boogie from from Magic Source – a contemporary recording, but one with a classic sort of vibe! That quality's no surprise, given that Bjorn Wagner's at the head – fresh from experience in the Mighty Mocambos, but showing much more of a late 70s club style here – with lots of snapping percussion, sweet keyboard lines, a sax solo, and female chorus vocals – almost making the whole thing sound like some of the grooviest French club tracks from years back! The original gets three remixes, too – all a bit more modern, but plenty nice. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ VariousMstislav Rostropovich – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (37CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 37CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of work from one of our favorite cellists ever – not just the Deutsche Grammophon recordings promised in the title, but also material recorded for the Decca, Philips, and Westminster labels too – marking a seminal moment when this Russian talent came out into the Western world of classical music, and completely transformed the role of his instrument! Rostropovich has a sense of power and majesty that really comes through in the orchestral material – such as his 1968 reading of Dvorak's Cello Concerto, done here with Herbert Van Karajan – but he's also an incredibly sensitive performer in the right setting – as you'll hear here in work with Martha Argerich, or the Emerson or Melos String Quartets. As with other packages of this nature, the presentation is beautiful – as all albums come with tiny LP-styled reproductions of the original cover art – which really takes us back to the original release of the material, whose historicity can sometimes be buried in other reissue packages. Also features performances with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Benjamin Britten, Sviatoslav Richter, and Rudolf Serkin – as well as his wife, the great Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. Composers include Schumann, Boccerini, Glazunov, Dvorak, Beethoven, Schubert, Messiaen, Britten, Faure, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich. CD

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Shola Adisa-Farrar & The Florian Pellissier QuinteLost Myself ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
We already love the music of Florian Pellissier from his excellent albums on the Heavenly Sweetness label – but we're really over the moon with the group here as they work alongside American singer Shola Adisa Farrar! Shola hails from Oakland, but has a globe-spanning sound to her music that really fits the release of the record on the Hot Casa label – a righteous take on jazz vocal modes that's very open to anything that Pellisier might want to bring to the table – which results in a beautiful record that we might put right up there with our favorite classics by singers like Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Like the best from both of those artists, there's a special, soulful sound going on here that's really transcendent – that rare kind of record that really unlocks the full power and potential of jazz vocals, especially when they're given just the right setting. Titles include "Evolution", "I Have A Dream", "Blue Chords", "Going Nowhere", "What A Night", and "Spirit" – plus great versions of "Feeling Good", and Fela's "Sorry Tears & Blood". CD

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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $5.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
King, Late 50s. Fair ... $9.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Heavy black label Federal pressing with deep groove, subtitled "A Late Session At An Intimate Club". Cover has moderate wear, splitting & stains. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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AlkaholiksHip Hop Drunkies (album, inst, radio, alkapella) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Our favorite tracks from the Likwidation LP. Spare beats with a staccato piano line throughout plus the sound of rolling bottles as percussion, with a great appearance by the late great ODB! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD
Also available Outa Sight (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1962. Used ... $14.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD
(Includes obi. Out of print.)
Also available Outa Sight ... CD 7.99

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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✨✧ Arrested Development3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of ... LP
Capitol, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The debut of Arrested Development – a worthy critical favorite early in it's release cycle the went on the dismissed by lot of hip hop heads after it became a hit – and a solid, spiritually resonant effort well worth a reappraisal after all these years! They really was no other hip hop group quite like Arrested Development, then or now – led by producer, writer, vocalist Speech, with a solid bedrock of classic samples and live band instrumentation. Good stuff. Tracks include "Man's Final Frontier", "Mama's Always On Stage", "People Everyday", "Blues Happy", "Mr Wendal", "Children Play With Earth", "Raining Revolution", "Fishin 4 Religion", "Give A Man A Fish", "U", "Eve Of Reality", "Natural", "Dawn Of The Dreads", "Tennessee", and "Washed Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarice & Sergio AssadReliquia ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. Used ... $6.99
Really lovely sounds from the father/daughter team of Clarice and Sergio Assad – a pair who would already be great as a musical duo, even without a family connection! Sergio plays acoustic guitar throughout – with a fullness of sound, but also the lighter, lyrical sensibility that makes him a perfect match for Clarice's vocals – which have that mix of jazz and more personal expression we love in our favorite Brazilian singers from the 70s – like Tania Maria or Joyce. The songs are simple, and often poetic – but never in a soppy way – more like they're being written in air by guitar and voice, creating a marvelous portrait in sound. Titles include "Capoeira", "Cidade", "Sol De Clave", "Ventos", "The Last Song", "Angela", and "Song For My Father". CD

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✨✧ Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all produced with that polished funky sound that was the band's stock-in-trade during the big chart years! The record includes their funky classic "School Boy Crush", still a sampling favorite – plus loads of other nice moments, like "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "High Flyin Woman", and the hit title cut "Cut The Cake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Roy AyersBest Of Roy Ayers – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, Late 70s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Fantastic music by one of the all-time greats – easily one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s, and a hell of a jazz musician too! The tracks here are all from Roy Ayers' landmark run at Polydor Records – a place where he turned his straight jazz sound of the 60s into a mix of spiritual, funky, and smooth-stepping grooves that are totally great! The collection brings together some of the key Ayers cuts that have broke big with the younger generation – some because of famous use as hip hop samples – and titles include "Mystic Voyage", "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Running Away", "Coffy Is The Color", "Don't Stop The Feeling", "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", "searching", "Gotta Find A Lover", and "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP 79.99

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold ... $79.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams, flaking & stains due to moisture along the bottom 4 inches & a promo sticker. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)
Also available Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP 14.99

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Luis BacalovRicatto Alla Mala/La Polizia E Al Servizio De Cittadino ... CD
Point (Italy), 1972/1973. Used ... $18.99
Some fairly groovy stuff by composer Luis Bacalov, who's usually more known for straighter stuff in the soundtrack vein. Ricatto Alla Mala has a few tracks performed by The Country Lovers, who seem to be a groovy 60's style vocal group with a sound that's similar to Free Design. Other tracks have a cool pop/rock soundtrack feel, like stuff you might find in a biker film. Cuts include "Summertime Killer", "Motorcycle Circus", "Run & Run", and "Like A Play" – plus the unreleased 18 minute suite of "The Summertime Killer". La Polizia is a fantastic one, with lots of very cool off-beat strings, drums, and electronic bits comprising a very cool set of police themes with a very dark edge. It's one of our favorite soundtracks of this whole series, and the 8 tracks from the film appear here for the first time ever on any format! CD
(Out of print.)

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Burt BacharachButch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good ... $0.99
Forget everything you know about "Raindrops Are Falling On My Head", and give Burt kudos for this gem of an album! Sure, "Raindrops" shows up here a few times – instrumentally, and in 2 BJ Thomas vocal versions – and it's not a bad tune at all. But the real gems are some of the instrumentals – which have Burt almost doing a Tijuana take on his classic A&M sound – in a style that's really wonderful! Our favorite cut is the amazing "South American Getaway" – a breezy vocal scatting number that seems to take the best of the Swingle Singers and I Cantori Modern and roll them into one groovy tune that soars, dips, turns, twists, and holds our dear heart close for 5 minutes and 13 seconds! It's a real gem, and worth the price of the album alone – but you'll also get a few other nice ones, like "The Old Fun City", "The Sundance Kid", "Come Touch The Sun", and "Not Goin Home Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the Academy Award cover, with light wear.)

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little live set from one of our favorite French singers – recorded in 1983, with backing by a small Japanese combo, very much in the manner of work on his album Le Pollen. Given that the album is such a studio-oriented session, it's interesting to hear the style of the work performed live – and it's also a great reminder that Barouh's fantastic vocals are what really carry his work in the long run. Backings are very subtle – awash with sound in a way that drifts easily with Pierre's changes in tone and emotion, all served up in that languid charm he first displayed in A Man & A Woman. Titles include "Chanson Pour Teddy", "Chats, Chiens, Chats", "L'autre Rive", "Pepe", 'Le Courage D'Aimer", and "Boule Qui Roule". CD
 
 
 



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