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FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Record Breakin, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
Not a cover of the Afrika Bambaataa classic of the same name – although the cut does borrow the chorus for its own – and instead some mighty fresh work from Fatnice, set to some crackling cosmic beats! Our favorite is the stripped-down "windy city mix", which has a brasness the Lil Dave mix is missing – and the flipside features Fatnice's own take on the concept of "Favorite Things" – served up with this true school vibe that should make him huge, if the world has any sense of justice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jeremy Fox with othersWith Love – Arrangements For Some Of My Favorite Singers ... CD CD format
Jazzbill, 2014. Used ... $0.49
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Bireli LagreneMy Favorite Django ... CD CD format
Dreyfus (France), 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print. Back tray card has a cutout hole.)

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New Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it really gets at the tales behind those iconic images on the screen – and the all-pro presentation of Don Cornelius too. And, in addition to the main body of the book, the publication also includes this massive show-by-show list of appearances – for 37 seasons of Soul Train, including the later rerun years – with details on the performers and dates for each show, in a section that's over 50 pages in length! The book also includes some nice color images in the middle, and is 243 pages, softcover. Book

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New Freedy JohnstonMy Favorite Waste Of Time ... CD CD format
Singing Magnet, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Charles MingusTown Hall Concert – My Favorite Quintet ... LP LP format
Jazz Workshop/Fantasy, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great live work by Mingus – recorded around the same vintage as his Town Hall Concert, or as some of his sublime European recordings from the 1964 tour. The group is late and hip – with Charles McPherson as the "saxophonist of tomorrow", plus Jaki Byard on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Dannie Richmond on drums. Includes a 20 minute reading of the track "So Long Eric", and a great medley that intertwines older standards with Mingus' "Old Portrait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Fantasy pressing. Cover has light wear and a light name on back.)

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New O'JaysYear 2000/My Favorite Person ... CD CD format
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1980/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out these great albums – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to turn out some really fantastic material during the 80s! Year 2000 is a wonderful album that kicked off the group's strong run in the 80s – a set that features their sublime harmonies next to some tight mellow soul arrangements – hitting a mellower sound than before, and really letting them stretch out on the lyrics! The title cut's a real gem, but the whole album's great – and titles include "Year 2000", "To Prove I Love You", "The Answer's In You", "Once Is Not Enough" and "You're The Girl Of My Dreams (Sho'nuff Real)". My Favorite Person has the group nicely set up by McFadden & Whitehead – still recording at Sigma Sound, and working in a beautifully warm later Philly mode. The record includes the classic "My Favorite Person", one of the group's best later cuts, and a really catchy number – plus "Out In the Real World", "Don't Walk Away Mad", and "One On One". CD
(Out of print.)

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New O'JaysMy Favorite Person ... LP LP format
Philadelphia International, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although they didn't have as big of chart success as in earlier years, the O'Jays managed to do alright as the 80s moved in on them. Their sweet vocal style was a perfect match for Philly International's move to more modern soul production, and this album has them nicely set up by McFadden & Whitehead, still recording at Sigma Sound. The record includes the classic "My Favorite Person", one of the group's best later cuts, and a really catchy number – plus "Out In the Real World", "Don't Walk Away Mad", and "One On One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New QuasimodeMy Favorite Songs (CD/DVD) ... CD CD format
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
A great new groove from Quasimode – and a set that has the combo really coming across with a sound that's more sensitive than before! The quartet still have their great ear for a strong bottom on their jazz tunes, but most numbers here move in a midtempo speed, instead of their previous pounding jazz dance approach – and this change really allows for some greater warmth in the music, particularly on the round, soulful basslines – and the especially strong piano! A few cuts add in a bit of tenor and trumpet, but the main focus is on these wonderfully flowing piano lines over nicely groovy rhythms – and as the title indicates, the set features favorite tunes, remade by Quasimode in their own style. Titles include "Love Theme From Sunflower", "Open Your Eyes", "High & Dry", "Overjoyed", "Cleopatra's Dream", "Day Dreaming", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". Features a bonus DVD – the music video for "Soul Cookin", a live studio performance of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", an interview, and a documentary on the album. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region. SHMCD pressing.)

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New QuasimodeMy Favorite Songs ... CD CD format
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great new groove from Quasimode – and a set that has the combo really coming across with a sound that's more sensitive than before! The quartet still have their great ear for a strong bottom on their jazz tunes, but most numbers here move in a midtempo speed, instead of their previous pounding jazz dance approach – and this change really allows for some greater warmth in the music, particularly on the round, soulful basslines – and the especially strong piano! A few cuts add in a bit of tenor and trumpet, but the main focus is on these wonderfuly flowing piano lines over nicely groovy rhythms – and as the title indicates, the set features favorite tunes, remade by Quasimode in their own style. Titles include "Love Theme From Sunflower", "Open Your Eyes", "High & Dry", "Overjoyed", "Cleopatra's Dream", "Day Dreaming", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". CD
 
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Patchworks Galactic ProjectSpace ... CD CD format
Favorite (France), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest projects so far from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that's put together as a tribute to all the spacey electronic 70s grooves from artists like Patrick Adams, Alain Goraguer, or Jean Pierre Massiera! Patchworks definitely gets the sound right for the set – and mixes tight funky backings with some amazing work on keyboards – a rich array of keys that are heavy in moogy and synthy moments, yet have some warmer Fender Rhodes touches too – all served up in a way that's never gimmicky or cheesy at all, and which makes the album every bit as appealing as any rare record of this nature from years back! There's no vocals at all that we can tell – which leaves even more room for the cool keys – and titles include "Cosmic Tripping", "Approaching The Black Whole", "Behind The Moon", "Visions", "Gobblins Are Gone", "Cruising Through Space", and "Time & Space". CD

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Andre SolomkoLe Polaroid ... LP LP format
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Andre Solomko is an artist who was born a few decades late – the kind of talent who would have been right at home in the CTI scene of the 70s – where he no doubt would have risen to great fame for his music! Yet we're also more than happy to have him working strong here in the 21st Century – where he's got a great ear for the kind of laidback electric jazz groove that few folks make this well anymore – a sort of spacious take on keyboard funk that features lots of Fender Rhodes, mellotron, clavichord, and other vintage instruments – mixed with some sweet sax solos from the leader, plus some occasional vocals from a few different female singers. There's a warm glow that pervades the whole record – like some of the best Japanese/American fusion projects of the 70s – and although the sound is tight, it's also laidback and never commercial at all. A real treasure through and through – with tracks that include "Teasing You", "Living In A Paper House", "Parafraser", "Last Day At Home/Melancolie", "Le Polaroid", and "Afternoon With Stiina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl and cover!)

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds ... LP LP format
Favorite (France), New Copy ... Early March, 2015
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New VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... LP LP format
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mighty Mocambos with Afrika BambaataaHot Stuff (orig, version) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Afrika Bambaataa joins the Mighty Mocambos – in a cut that mixes their own deep funk modes with some tasty old school touches! Bam gets in a few shouts and calls on the main cut – and the flipside features a nice vocal variation on the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Mr PresidentHips Shaking (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The coolest work we've heard so far from this Patchworks side project – a record that fuses together equal parts 70s jazz, funk, and soul – with just the right smattering of global influences as well! There's a tightness to the set that we really love – careful instrumentation and production that make the whole thing feel like a Fantasy Records jazz funk project that might have happened down in Rio or Lagos – with slight Afro or Brazilian elements sifting in next to a core groove that comes from really classic basslines, keyboards, and drums! There's some vocals on a few tracks – mostly chorus-type that flow along with the grooves – and tracks include "City Rocking", "Candyman", "Hips Shaking", "Gimme All What You Got", "South Street Walk", "I Get So Crazy", and a surprisingly great cover of "I Can't Go For That". CD includes the bonus track "Give My Love". CD

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New Patchworks Galactic ProjectSpace Remix – Surrounded By The Gobblins (NY*AK rmx)/Gobblins Are Gone (Kool Vibe's House rmx) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bruno Patchworks always comes up with new sounds to amaze our ears – and both of these tracks really live up to that legacy! "Surrounded By Gobblins" has this sound that's spacey, but also unusually slow – as if it's waiting to explode at a faster speed, but holds our attention even more because it doesn't – swirling in slowed vocals with really deep yet laidback beats, and these spacey keyboard lines that sew the whole thing together! "Gobblins Are Gone" is faster and more pulsating – a classic Patchworks style of groove – with lots of nod back to the deepest days of the underground house scene! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD CD format
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Joubert SingersStand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix, Patchworks remix, Panoptikum Arkestra remix, Walter Mecca remix) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A quartet of mixes of this club soul and gospel crossover classic – featuring a stellar Larry Levan mix plus remixes by Patchworks, Panoptikum Arkestra and Walter Mecca! The original is such unique, unimpeachable gem, the remixes are wise to be respectful of it's style. It kicks off with the much loved Larry Levan mix. The Patchworks remix follows, one that tightens it up just a bit, with a nicely bass-heavy groove under the vocals. The percussion gets some nice focus to start the Panoptikum Arkestra remix, before the choir comes soaring along along with some bubbling bass prominent in the mix. The Walter Mecca mix has a fuzzy, funky vibe. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Mr PresidentHips Shaking ... LP LP format
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The coolest work we've heard so far from this Patchworks side project – a record that fuses together equal parts 70s jazz, funk, and soul – with just the right smattering of global influences as well! There's a tightness to the set that we really love – careful instrumentation and production that make the whole thing feel like a Fantasy Records jazz funk project that might have happened down in Rio or Lagos – with slight Afro or Brazilian elements sifting in next to a core groove that comes from really classic basslines, keyboards, and drums! There's some vocals on a few tracks – mostly chorus-type that flow along with the grooves – and tracks include "City Rocking", "Candyman", "Hips Shaking", "Gimme All What You Got", "South Street Walk", "I Get So Crazy", and a surprisingly great cover of "I Can't Go For That". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joubert SingersStand On The Word (original, For The Record mix, GSRP mix, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic crossover of gospel and club – a legendary cut that was played big back in the day by Walter Gibbons – with subsequent showings at Paradise Garage and The Loft! The tune's got a bouncy groove that's more disco than gospel – and the vocals have this soaring, righteous sound that mixes with the rhythms wonderfully – a bit like the best work by the NYCC! The full original is here, along with an instrumental – and the remixes are pretty faithful to the spirit of the original too. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousMy Love Is Underground – 12 House Tracks Selected By Jeremy Underground Paris ... LP LP format
Favorite (France), 1990s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Killer cuts from some of the most underground years of house music – that rich 90s stretch when there was some really excellent work coming out from a host of global labels – most of which never got the same sort of exposure as the first wave of house! Jeremy Underground pulls together some massive classics from 12" on labels like Jump Street, Strictly Rhythm, Dubweizer, Under Dog, and many others – tracks that are often heavy on deep basslines and keyboards, with a careful, soulful sound that's way different than house from the time that was topping the charts. To folks who dug these cuts back in the day, this is the real deal – the deep tracks that most people were ignoring – as you'll hear on titles that include "Why (ext voc)" by Bipo, "Pressure" by Aaron Arce, "Euro Disney (parts 1 & 2)" by Natureboy, "Latin Dream" by Dose Of Paradise, "Around The Way" by Level 3, "Is This Dream For Real (psychedub)" by Project Democracy featuring China, "SaturdayLuv" by Manhattan Project, "Get Up On Your Feet (edit)" by Vissal, and "Emotion" by The Poets. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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New Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD CD format
High Note, 2006. Used ... $8.99
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP LP format
King, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
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
(Heavy early pressing – with black Federal label, and deep groove. Vinyl has light surface marks, but plays well.)

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Tandyn AlmerAlong Comes Tandyn ... CD CD format
Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A fantastic collection of unreleased material by mid-to-late 60s psych pop songwriter genius Tandyn Almer – who's probably best know for penning the eternally great "Along Comes Mary" for The Association – but we sure didn't know how great of a performer he was on his own! The 15 track record was cut for his publisher Davon Music, who circulated it to insiders at the time, looking to sell the songs – but what they should have done was found a label and released it. Fuzzy guitars, raw drums and great keyboards, excellent background harmonies – and the good-natured, melodic quality that attracted groups like the Association to Tandyn! Sundazed has long been a favorite source of rewarding 60s and 70s reissues, but they really deserve some bigger love for releases like this one – which is a first-ever commercial release. It feels like a complete, finished production for the most part – and not at all like a bunch of demos. Psych pop greatness! Includes "Find Yourself", You Turn Me Around", "Anything You Want", "About Where Love Is", "Face Down In The Mud", "I Get High", "Bring Your Own Self Down" (by The Purple Gang)", "Where Will They Go", "Sunset Strip Soliloquy" and more. CD

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AmabisTrabalhos Carnivoros ... CD CD format
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
The best we've heard so far from Gui Amabis – a really wonderful little record that we might put right up there with work by Moreno Veloso and his fellow +2 trio members! Gui's got this slow-paced, raspy style of singing that's really compelling – a mode that grabs us strongly, even when we can't understand the lyrics – in a way that has us somehow feeling his intent, as it's echoed by the album's spare, but textural instrumentation – which often have this other sense of rasp too, a mode that evokes older history, even amidst the relatively contemporary presentation of the album. The album's got all the fresh, unique qualities of some of our favorite new Brazilian work of the past ten years – and titles include "Um Bom Filme", "Pausa", "Merece Quem Aceita", "Tiro", and "Crepusculo". CD

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American GypsyAmerican Gypsy ... CD CD format
Chess (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
An album that begins with an amazing break – and then rolls into a great batch of fuzzy guitar grooves! The set is one of the odder albums to be issued by Chess Records during its funk years – as American Gypsy were a Dutch band, recording in Holland, and the record was only licensed to Chess for release in the US. We're not sure what made them make this international ploy in their dying years (as they also did with the album Atlantis, by Daniel Salinas), but the move gave them a great bit of funk that's been a favorite with collectors for years! At some point, the album's got a rock/soul sound – almost in the vein of Thin Lizzy or some of the other European groups of the time – but on the best cuts, that heavy guitar gets used to great funky ends, and the rest of the group jumps in line with a good groove. The most famous cut is the massive "Inside Out", which has an excellent breakbeat, funky bass, and very soulful grooves – but other nice cuts include "Golden Ring", "While It's Cold Outside", and "Let Your Life Lead By Love". CD

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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP LP format
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Horace AndyFeel Good All Over – Anthology 1970-1976 ... CD CD format
Trojan (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Okay. . .okay, there may be a few other singers we like to hold up as our favorite (like Jimmy Cliff), but for real, Horace Andy's at the top of the heap. Maybe it's because we're from Chicago and have a soft spot for sweet falsetto a la Eugene Record or Curtis Mayfield, though we'd never claim Andy hasn't got his own thing going on. In any case, his sweet soulful vocals bless a lot of wonderful tracks on this 2CD anthology of his earlier years . You get awhopping 46 tracks on this 2CD compilation focusing on 1970-1976, produced by Phil Pratt, Bunny Lee and others. Includes "I Feel Good All Over", "Lonely Woman", "You Are My Angel", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Rain From The Skys", "Dream Lover", "Riding For A Fall", "Can I Change Your Mind", "My Guiding Star", "Psalm 68", "The Love Of A Woman", "Nice And Easy", "Get Wise", "True Love Shines Bright" and many more. CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP LP format
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (limited numbered edition) ... CD CD format
America/Verve, 1970. Used ... $34.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLive In Berlin ... CD CD format
West Wind (Germany), 1979. Used 2CD ... $29.99
One of our favorite recordings of the Art Ensemble from the end of the 70s – a beautiful live set recorded in Berlin from 1979, one that captures the group in an extremely lyrical mode! Tracks build slowly, with instrumentation added in bit by bit – stretching out the tunes in a style that's a bit more spiritual than usual for the group, and which makes for some wonderfully intimate moments. The double-length package is a 2CD set – and titles include the long tracks "As If It Were The Seasons", "Crushed", "Jackson In Your House", "Dreaming Of The Master", and "Odwalla". CD
(Out of print. Does not include slipcase.)

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New Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... LP LP format
ZTT/Island, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full LP, following the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – like "Beat Box (Diversion One)" and "Close To The Edit" – but it's more packaged around airier numbers, like the sublime "Moments In Love", the slow chugging churning funk track that's forever been a favorite of ours! Other tunes include "How To Kill", "Who's Afraid", "Snapshot", and "A Time For Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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AssociationJust The Right Sound – The Association Anthology ... CD CD format
Rhino/Warner, Late 60s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Dreamy pop goodness all the way through! The Association are one of our favorite bands from the 60s – a harmony pop act that carried the tradition of The Four Freshmen or The Hi Los into the rock era – penning some incredible mellow tunes and livelier pop gems that still sound better than most other work coming out of the group's generation! Plus, they had a bit of a trippy LA edge to them – kind of like Harper's Bizarre, but more subtle – in a way that still only opens itself up after a multitude of listenings. This 2CD set features 51 great tunes by the group – many of which have never been issued on CD in the US before, and most of which go way way past their famous hits. Includes the sublime "Goodbye Columbus", plus the tracks "Small Town Lovers", "One Sunday Morning", "PF Sloan", "Six Man Band", "Goodbye Forever", "Come On In", "Everything That Touches You", "Barefoot Gentlemen", "Time For Livin", "Looking Glass", "No Fair At All", "Windy", "The Machine", "Along Comes Mary", "Better Times", "Cherish", and "Requiem For The Masses". CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerImpulse Story ... CD CD format
Impulse, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Our favorite work by Albert Ayler – material we love even more than his better-known sides for ESP! Although Ayler at ESP definitely set a new level in 60s jazz, we actually really treasure his later sides for Impulse – records that are sometimes not as focused, often a bit failed, but extremely compelling in their use of new modes to explore avant garde jazz! The Ayler heard here is one that's definitely searching – a player who starts out in the bold energy of free solos and limitless expression, but who reigns things in to try to reach new ears – blending influences from soul, rock, and early fusion with his horn – often hitting tones and notes that were never present on sessions for other labels. In a way, the searching quality here is even stronger than in the work of John Coltrane or Archie Shepp from the time – and the 10 track CD is a great introduction to this really compelling chapter of Ayler's career. Titles include "Love Cry", "Bells", "Truth Is Marching In", "Angels", "New Grass/Message From Albert", "Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe", "Free At Last", and "Water Music". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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BachWell-Tempered Clavier/Goldberg Variations – Rosalyn Turek (6CD set) ... CD CD format
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2015. New Copy 6CD ... $31.99 32.99
Some of our favorite interpretations of these key compositions from Bach – both treasures from the catalog of Deutsche Grammophon, and packaged here in a wonderfully complete set! The first four CDs feature Rosalyn Turek's sublime reading of The Well Tempered Clavier – done in 1952 and 1953 for DG, and at a level that's so precise, so meticulous, it still stands as one of the landmark recordings of the cycle of preludes and fugues. Turek really gets at the complex mathematics of Bach's music, while still bringing a strong sense of feeling to her performance – but without any of the liberties later players might take. The following two CDs feature a 1998 reading of Goldberg Variations – beautifully expressive, yet still as precise as Turek's famous earlier works by Bach. CD

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP LP format
Clef, 1953. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
Also available King Of Swing (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 2.99

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Clef/Verve, 1953. Used ... $2.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". CD
Also available King Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP 6.99

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Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP LP format
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Beach BoysFriends ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1968. Very Good- ... $14.99
An under-discovered album from The Beach Boys – and one of our favorite records by the group! The set's kind of a slinking back to the personal, quirky territory of Smile, but with a somewhat more intimate, less-ambitious feel – one that comes off like a tapestry of simple expressions from the group – surprisingly heartfelt at times, fragile at others, and always with a soul-bearing quality that's really wonderful. This one's light years from their surfer pop of a few years before – even a strong maturation from the Pet Sounds set of just two years back – and the harmonies really have the group hitting new strides – hardly a copycat of earlier male group modes, pure harmony heaven for the late 60s! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Friends", "Transcendental Meditation", "Anna Lee The Healer", "Wake The World", "Meant For You", "Busy Doing Nothin", "Little Bird", "Be Here in the Mornin'", and "Diamond Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a split spine, splitting and flaking on the bottom seam, and a couple of small stains.)
Also available Friends (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Beach BoysFriends (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 22.98
An under-discovered album from The Beach Boys – and one of our favorite records by the group! The set's kind of a slinking back to the personal, quirky territory of Smile, but with a somewhat more intimate, less-ambitious feel – one that comes off like a tapestry of simple expressions from the group – surprisingly heartfelt at times, fragile at others, and always with a soul-bearing quality that's really wonderful. This one's light years from their surfer pop of a few years before – even a strong maturation from the Pet Sounds set of just two years back – and the harmonies really have the group hitting new strides – hardly a copycat of earlier male group modes, pure harmony heaven for the late 60s! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Friends", "Transcendental Meditation", "Anna Lee The Healer", "Wake The World", "Meant For You", "Busy Doing Nothin", "Little Bird", "Be Here in the Mornin'", and "Diamond Head". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Friends ... LP 14.99

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New BeatlesRevolver (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP LP format
Apple/EMI, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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