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✨✧ Felix CavaliereCastles In The Air ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Felix Cavaliere may be best known to some for his work in the Rascals – but years later, he stepped out as a solo act on his own – with a sound that nicely drew from all of his early work on Atlantic Records! The sound here is kind of a late 70s update of the blue-eyed mode that Felix had with his earlier group – given a bit more of an AOR spin in the production, through use of a top-shelf array of jazz fusion players in the backings. Despite the pianos on the cover, Cavaliere mostly plays Fender Rhodes and organ next to his vocals – on titles that include "Only A Lonely Heart Sees", "All Or Nothing", "People Got To Be Free", "Outside Your Window", "Love Is The First Day Of Spring", "You Turned Me Around", and "Good To Have Love Back". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Orquesta Felix Del RosarioLos Saxofones ... LP
Borinquen (Puerto Rico), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has split seams, a light stain along the bottom, and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Gabriel Grossi & Felix JuniorNascente – A Musica De Hermeto E Guinga ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two younger Brazilian music serve up a tribute to the music of older Brazilian giants – the guitarist Guinga, and sublime composer/multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal! Yet the setting here is quite different than you might expect – at least for the music of Pascoal – as the duo work with just the harmonica of Gabriel Grossi, and seven string guitar of Felix Junior – but in a pairing that still manages to open up with all the complexities of the songs! Grossi's an especially great discovery – blowing with all the vivid tonal depth of some of our few favorite Brazilian harmonicists from the past – and in a legacy that might well put him up there alongside Toots Thielemans and Mauricio Einhorn, for his ability to create sounds with the richness of a reed instrument. The set includes a few Pascoal compositions – "Balaio", "O Farol Que Nos Guia", "Suite Norte Sul Leste Oeste", and "Fatima" – plus Guinga tunes "Exasperada", "Baiao De Lacan", and "De Menor" – and originals by the duo, very much in the right spirit for the setting – with titles that include "Senhorinha", "Domingo Pascoal", and "Selva De Pedra". CD

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✨✧ Hot 8 Brass BandSexual Healing (original, J Felix rmx, Ibidio Sound Machine rmx, Maddslinky rmx, Werkha rmx, Jonny Faith rmx) (gold vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007/2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking single – the kind that will have you re-evaluating the brass band sound! Marvin Gaye's classic "Sexual Healing" is redone here as an amazing instrumental – a bit slow, but still plenty darn funky – with lots of blue notes, sad tinges, and offbeat horn phrasing – almost like a number by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble! The main version runs for nearly 9 minutes, and it gets a lot of sweet extra remix treatment on this anniversary single! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold vinyl pressing – includes download with bonus tracks!)
 
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Gary BartzSingerella – A Ghetto Fairy Tale ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the last Gary Bartz albums for Prestige – and a really unique session with a different feel than some of his earlier work! Gary's still got plenty of angular funk in his sound here – thanks to some edgey keyboards from Hubert Eaves – but he's also tightened things up a bit without smoothing them out – cutting down on the longer jams in favor of a more focused approach, and singing himself on many cuts, taking on the quirky lyrical role that used to be held by Andy Bey! Bartz also produced the record himself, but Larry Mizell handled the final mix – giving the record a slightly spacier Mizell-inflected groove, but one that's not as full as on other Bartz/Mizell collaborations. The vocals here are all pretty great, and the album's filled with oddly-grooving tunes that really have a heck of a lot of charm – including the call-response track "Dozens", plus "I Don't Care", "Lady Love", "St Felix Street", "Nation Time", and "Blind Man". CD

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Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin/You'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". You'll Never Know is more fully-formed genius from Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Rodney again plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". CD

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MountainClimbing ... LP
Windfall, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Jammin! For heavy guitars and high-stepping vocals, Mountain couldn't be beat – and this early album was one of the group's best! The set kicks off with their stone classic "Mississippi Queen", then rolls into other heavy numbers like "Theme From An Imaginary Western", "To My Friend", "Sittin On A Rainbow", "Boys In The Band", "Sliver Paper", and "Never In My Life" – all served up with great guitars from Leslie West and heavy bass from Felix Pappalardi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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MountainNantucket Sleighride ... LP
Windfall, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Solid jamming from Mountain – one of the tightest guitar-based groups of their day, and hard rockers that could serve up a nice dose of soul! Tunes have a great mix of tight rhythms and fierce guitars – a bit dated at times, but with some nice production overall by Felix Pappalardi. Titles include "Don't Look Around", "Taunta", "Nantucket Sleighride", "Tired Angels", "The Great Train Robbery", and "The Animal Trainer & The Toad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes rare booklet. Cover has some light wear.)

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Orquesta OlivieriSwingin Combination ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album of boogaloos and hard Latin tracks – one of the few rare gems on the long-lost Speed label. The set features the work of the Orquesta Olivieri, led by trumpeter Herbie Olivieri, and featuring more trumpet, piano, and percussion, plus lead vocals by Angelo Jiminez and Felix Pipe Pagan. About half the album is straight boogaloo – as you'd guess by titles like "Don't Be Shy", "African Guajira", "Wabble With Boogaloo", and "A Swingin Combination" – and the rest is driving Latin, with that great late 60s small combo sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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Various808 – The Music ... CD
Big Beat, 1980s/2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A fantastic tribute to the 808 drum machine – tracks all pulled together in support of the documentary on the magical beatmaker – but a set that stands more than strongly on its own! The mix of music is great – a heavy dose of 80s hip hop and club tracks, mixed with some more contemporary cuts from recent years – tracks that mark the return of the 808 to beatmaking strength – as a younger generation of creators embrace its sound all over again! Titles include "Set It Off" by Strafe, "Play At Your Own Risk" by Planet Patrol, "Yo Bum Rush The Show" by Public Enemy, "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, "Paul Revere" by The Beastie Boys, "It's Yours" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Flow Coma" by 808 State, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Hip Hop Be Bop" by Man Parrish, "Kickdrum" by Felix Da Housecat, "What You Gon Do" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, "Vibrate" by Fluxx Pavillion, "Nothing But Trouble" by Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, and "Gosh" by Jamie XX. CD
Also available 808 – The Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Various808 – The Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Big Beat, 1980s/2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A fantastic tribute to the 808 drum machine – tracks all pulled together in support of the documentary on the magical beatmaker – but a set that stands more than strongly on its own! The mix of music is great – a heavy dose of 80s hip hop and club tracks, mixed with some more contemporary cuts from recent years – tracks that mark the return of the 808 to beatmaking strength – as a younger generation of creators embrace its sound all over again! Titles include "Set It Off" by Strafe, "Play At Your Own Risk" by Planet Patrol, "Yo Bum Rush The Show" by Public Enemy, "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, "Paul Revere" by The Beastie Boys, "It's Yours" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Flow Coma" by 808 State, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Hip Hop Be Bop" by Man Parrish, "Kickdrum" by Felix Da Housecat, "What You Gon Do" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, "Vibrate" by Fluxx Pavillion, "Nothing But Trouble" by Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, and "Gosh" by Jamie XX. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 808 – The Music ... CD 16.99

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VariousBiguine – Anthologie De La Tradition Musicale Antillaise Vol 4 1930 to 1954 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
One of the coolest styles of music in the Caribbean – and one that never got as much exposure as it should in the Anglo world at the time – even though there's a fair bit of jazz at play in the sounds on this collection! Biguine's a very unique hybrid from the Antilles – a mixture of early jazz, Latin rhythms, and some of the island vocal modes of the period – all given a sharper focus, with a new sort of post-colonial energy – more than enough class too reach audiences in Paris, but enough bite to rival small combo creole jazz too. The package is wonderful – 3CDs' worth of material, with 66 tracks in all – divided up into three different strands of biguine, with notes in both English and French. Includes work by Robert Mavounzy, Felix Valvert, Orchestre Sensia, Leona Gabriel, Nelly Lungla, Eugene Delouche, Kaukira Boys, Rico's Creole Band, Bal Blomet, Maiotte Almaby, and others. CD

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VariousEven More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1945 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
It's no secret that LA was one of the hippest musical cities in the US after World War Two – a real hotbed of early R&B, served up with a sound that few other scenes could match! And although many names in the LA scene broke into the big time, this collection features a fair bit of lesser-known material – all taken from the rich vaults of Modern Records, and including 14 previously unissued numbers! The sound quality is great – way better than a pile of scratchy old 78s – and as with most Ace productions of this type, the already-wonderful music is supported by an array of detailed notes and great photos – all to really unlock the richness of this great moment in music. Titles include "Ride Ride Ride" by Herb Fisher, "Drop A Nickel In The Slot" by Three Bits Of Rhythm, "Bully Wully Boogie" by Hadda Brooks, "Laziest Gal In Town" by Helen Humes, "Play Fair" by Howard McGhee, "Baby Face" by Butch Stone, "Full House" by Felix Gross, "Mean Ole Gal" by Johnny Otis, "Stop Skip Four Beats" by Jim Wynn, "Huggin The Pillow" by Will Rowland, and "B Splat" by Happy Johnson Sextette. CD

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VariousRough Guide To Peru Rare Groove ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful collection of rare gems from Peru – a varied, diverse region with the far-reaching, sweltering sounds to show for it – selected by master compiler Pablo Yglesias from a treasure trove of hard-to-find records! It's diverse stuff for sure, but common threads of feverish percussion, tropical grooves and passionate vocals – whether it's a melodic solo voice, a sweet chorus or punchy soul grunts – hold it all together despite the time span and stylistic range. It's a really generous collection, too – with 20 tracks in all! Includes "Quiero Bailar Contigo" by La Sanora De Lucho Macedo, "Serrano" by Los Rumbaney, "Me Voy Llorando" by Felix Martinez, "Macondo" by Johnny Arce Y Sus Orates, "La Palmadita" by Los Blacanguay, "Nuestra Pobreza" by Chacal Y Sus Estrellas, CD

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VariousShapes In Space ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 11.99
The Shapes series from Tru Thoughts takes off into space – in a wonderful blend of the label's groundbreaking funk, soul, and contemporary beat-heavy styles! As with other Shapes collections, there's a lot of material here that's getting physical release for the first time – some unusual mixes, non-LP tracks, and choice cuts from up-and-coming artists next to some of the label's bigger-name acts. Titles include "Dusk" by Werkha with Bryono Jarman-Pinto, "The Truth" by Moonchild, "Oriental Suite" by Anchorsong, "Firefly (Clap Clap rmx)" by Jonny Faith, "Higher (DJ Manny rmx)" by Dizz1 with Frank Nitt, "Holes In The Building" by Rodney P & DJ Die with Indigo Kid, "On The Sly (Jonny Faith rmx)" by Bamboos, "101 Reasons (El Train rmx)" by J Felix, "Patience" by J Felix with Abi Flynn, "Remedy" by Space Captain, "Mmm" by Harleighblu with Dr Zygote, and "What" by Gold Dubs. 35 tracks in all! CD
Also available Shapes In Space (with bonus download) ... LP 21.99

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VariousShapes In Space (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
The Shapes series from Tru Thoughts takes off into space – in a wonderful blend of the label's groundbreaking funk, soul, and contemporary beat-heavy styles! As with other Shapes collections, there's a lot of material here that's getting physical release for the first time – some unusual mixes, non-LP tracks, and choice cuts from up-and-coming artists next to some of the label's bigger-name acts. Titles include "Dusk" by Werkha with Bryono Jarman-Pinto, "The Truth" by Moonchild, "Oriental Suite" by Anchorsong, "Firefly (Clap Clap rmx)" by Jonny Faith, "Higher (DJ Manny rmx)" by Dizz1 with Frank Nitt, "Holes In The Building" by Rodney P & DJ Die with Indigo Kid, "On The Sly (Jonny Faith rmx)" by Bamboos, "101 Reasons (El Train rmx)" by J Felix, "Patience" by J Felix with Abi Flynn, "Remedy" by Space Captain, "Mmm" by Harleighblu with Dr Zygote, and "What" by Gold Dubs. 2LP version features 16 tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – containing all 35 tracks from the 2CD version!)
Also available Shapes In Space ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Bo GrumpusBefore The War ... LP
Atco, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s psyche pop on Atco from Bo Grumpus – a Boston group who only ever cut this one LP that we know of – and it's a groovy one! The sound has kind of tight pop combo groove with catchy melodies – fleshed out into trippier territory with some keys, trumpet, and overall bigger arrangements – some of which was done by Felix Pappalardi, who would go onto to bigger things with Mountain! Titles include "Sparrow Tune", "Think Twice", "Yesterday's Street", "The Breath O'Love", "A Knowing Young Touch", "Ragtimey Love", "Travelin In The Dark", "Brooklyn", "The Moon Will Rise" and "If I Came To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue pressing!)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinYou'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of those players, he still stands strong in jazz, but makes some key nods to soul music on this set – adding in a bit of vocals where needed, and moving into some R&B-drenched fusion lines that all sound pretty darn hip! As on previous records, Rodney plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". CD

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinYou'll Never Know ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of those players, he still stands strong in jazz, but makes some key nods to soul music on this set – adding in a bit of vocals where needed, and moving into some R&B-drenched fusion lines that all sound pretty darn hip! As on previous records, Rodney plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HarleighbluFuturespective ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Harleighblu's vocals are in some wonderful company here – a host of different guests and producers who each give the individual tunes a special flavor – while still allowing the soulful lady to very much do her thing! The vocals are maybe even bolder than on the previous record – sometimes with the brashness of the best of the contemporary underground soul scene, sometimes with even more grit and a raspy quality that almost feels timeless – alongside help from SpectraSoul, Brother Mike, Audio Sparks, Captain Supernova, Azure, J-Felix, Lost Midas, and others. Titles include "Forget", "Another One", "Reverse", "For Fun", "Tell Em", "Meant To Be", "MMM", and "Real Good". CD

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✨✧ Bobby KeysBobby Keys ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool album from saxophonist Bobby Keys – a record with no vocals at all, just Bobby's solos – but a set that's maybe better tagged as instrumental rock than jazz, given the heavyweight guest musicians in the lineup! Keys blows with an all-star array of talent from the rock scene of the time – including Jack Bruce and Felix Pappalardi on bass, Leslie West and Dave Mason on guitars, Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, and Ringo Starr on drums – plus a bit more guitar from George Harrison, too! Yet what's great about the record is that all these talents put aside their ego and follow Bobby's lead – in a groove that's maybe a bit southern soul, a bit down-home rock – with some definite currents of Memphis and Muscle Shoals in the music. Titles include "Crispy Duck", "Steal From A King", "Bootleg", "Smokefoot", "Altar Rock", "Command Performance", and "Sound & Foam". CD

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✨✧ Fred NeilBleecker & MacDougal ... LP
Elektra, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-Capitol Records genius from the young Fred Neil – working here with light backing on guitar and dobro from Pete Childs, bass from Felix Pappalardi, and harmonica from John Sebastian! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono gold label guitar logo pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back, otherwise in great shape.)

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✨✧ Fred NeilLittle Bit Of Rain (aka Bleecker & MacDougal) ... LP
Elektra, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-Capitol Records work from Fred Neil, but material that's every bit as great – his unique style of music, which isn't really folk or country, but kind of a rootsy blend of the best of both – served up with lots of dark undercurrents that hint at the later Tim Buckley generation! Neil's associates here include John Sebastian on mouth harp, Felix Pappalardi on bass, and Pete Childs on second guitar and dobro – and titles include "Travelin Shoes", "Water Is Wide", "Gone Again", "Candy Man", "Yonder Comes The Blues", and "Little Bit Of Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small tear on the opening.)

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✨✧ VariousLight Mellow – One Day (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Step on over to AOR City, and discover some great music you might have missed otherwise – in this fantastic 3CD collection of AOR gems from the 70s and 80s – one that mixes familiar tunes with some real overlooked gems! The collection was put together in conjunction with the fantastic AOR City series of reissues – and features key tracks from those titles and other smooth, sublime pop cuts from the same 70s stretch – the kind of work that might have hit the radio at the time, but which often got lost to the shifting sands of time. Some artists are ones you might know from other work in rock and soul – others are artists who only got a brief chance to reach for the brass ring – getting strong studio help and top-level production that makes them fit right in with the hits here. 57 tracks in all – including "Angel Heart" by Jimmy Webb, "So So Happy" by Valerie Carter, "Personally" by Karla Bonoff, "Nothin You Can Do About It" by Airplay, "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis, "Only A Lonely Heart Sees" by Felix Cavaliere, "On & On" by Stephen Bishop, "Stephanie" by John Valenti, "I Need You" by Maurice White, "Nightwalker" by Gino Vanelli, "Waiting For A Star To Fall" by Boy Meets Girl, "Don't Talk" by Larry Lee, "Hearts On Fire" by Randy Meisner, "Seeing You" by Jimmy Messina, "Casablanca" by Dane Donohue, "Lazy Nina" by Greg Phillinganes, "Wait For Me" by Hall & Oates, "Next To You" by Dan Siegel with Kenny Rankin, "What Good Is Love" by Bill Champlin, "Runnin & Hidin" by Fools Gold, "You Are" by Niteflyte, "Lovin & Losin You" by Dwayne Ford, "Eldorado Escape" by Far Cry, and "Song For A Sucker Like You" by Ben Sidran. CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)
 
 
 



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