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✨✧ Hailstork/Schuller/Zwilich/DzubayAmerican Port Of Call/Four Soundscapes/Concerto For Violin, Cello & Orchestra/Snake Alley – Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra ... CD
First Edition, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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Charlie ByrdBossa Nova Pelos Passaros ... CD
Riverside/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – and it features tight guitar work in a mode that's similar to that used by Baden Powell on his early bossa recordings, augmented by trio rhythms – plus some occasional larger backings by Walter Raim, and some extended group settings that feature Charlie Hampton on alto, Earl Swope on trombone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. Tracks include "Ho Ba La La", "Samba Triste", "Yvone", "O Barquinho", "Un Abraco Do Bonfa", and "O Passaro". CD features 6 bonus tracks too! CD

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David Byrne/Fatboy Slim & OthersHere Lies Love – A Song Cyle About Imelda Marcos & Estrella Cumpas (2CD set) ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Here Lies Love and here lies one of the most ambitious projects in the careers of it's authors, the restless creative spirit that is David Byrne and the nearly as adventurous Fatboy Slim! The album is a 2 disc song cycle about former First Lady Of The Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas – featuring a largely female roster of guest lead vocalists including Florence Welsh, Candie Payne & St Vincent, Sharon Jones, Santigold, Sia, Alice Russell and more – plus some dudes, including Byrne himself and Steve Earle. You can certainly hear Byrne in composition and lyricism, with global pop instrumentation and rhythms, plus big and languorous choruses, while the colorful and clubby thump underlying it most likely comes courtesy Fatboy Slim. The songs are quite good, and there's a grand sweep to the whole thing that we miss in most modern avant pop! Titles include "Here Lies Love" with Florence Weelsh, "A Perfect Hand" with Steve Earle", "Dancing Together" with Sharon Jones, "Please Don't" with Santigold, "Men Will Do Anything" with Alice Russell, "American Troglodyte" sung by Byrne and many more. CD

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (France), 1964. Used Gatefold ... $7.99
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". This is the newly remastered version, too – with crisp sound and addional notes and photos! CD

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Hamilton De HolandaBrasilianos 2 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Adventure Music, 2010. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
A brilliant follow-up to the first Brasilianos set from Hamilton De Hollanda – one that's even more dynamic than the first, and which comes with a bonus DVD as well! The group is awash in warm acoustic sounds – Hamilton on 10-string mandolin, Daniel Santiago on acoustic guitar, Gabriel Grossi on harmonica, Andre Vasconcellos on bass, and Marcio Bahia on drums – all working in ways that link the best Brazilian jazz modes of the 70s and 80s with some of the tones of the American acoustic underground! The use of harmonica is especially nice – played with a rich chromatic flair in ways that are similar to Mauricio Einhorn – and titles include "Ano Bom", "O Mundo Nao Acabou", "Paz Paes", "Ajaccio", "Carolina De Carol", and "Rafaela". Also features a bonus DVD – with a live performance! CD
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KinksKink Kontroversy (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Pye/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. Used 2CD ... $15.99
Ray Davies is really coming into his own by the time of this third album by The Kinks – penning almost all the tunes in the set, and really starting to stretch out with some of his more unique ideas! The songs are already beginning to show that picture postcard side of British pop that was the Kinks stock in trade during their best years – and the themes and subjects are really expanded from the group's music of the previous years – already shaking off their American influence, and bringing the world a decidedly English version of rock and roll. Of course, the album does feature the group's wonderful cover of "Milk Cow Blues" – still a nice link to the earlier years – plus the Davies originals "When I See That Girl Of Mine", "I Am Free", "Till The End Of The Day", "The World Keeps Going Round", "I'm On An Island", "It's Too Late", "You Can't Win", "Where Have All The Good Times Gone", "Gotta Get The First Plane Home", and "Ring The Bells". The mono version of the album is in one CD, and the other includes mono single versions, outtakes, unissued studio recordings, live BBC recordings and more. 29 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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Les Double SixLes Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) ... CD
RCA/Victor/BMG (France), 1960/1962. Used ... $4.99
Great early work by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American jazz vocal groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross or The Hi Los – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who also handed the arrangements – and it also features work by Eddy Louiss, Christiane Legrand, and vocalist Ward Swingle, in the years before he took off to form the Swingle Singers! This wonderfully remastered CD package features 19 tracks from their first two albums, plus one rare additional cut – titles include "Walkin", "Rat Race", "Meet Benny Bailey", "Fascination", "Boo's Blues", "Naima", "Boplicity", "Westwood Walk", and "Early Autumn". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Les Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Pat MallingerMonday Prayer To Tunkashila ... CD
PJM, 1994. Used ... $1.99
Way more than you might guess from the unassuming cover – a record that's filled with a great range of creative reed expression – thanks to the rich talents of Chicagoan Pat Mallinger! Mallinger's one of those players who might not catch your eye at first, but who's clearly got a lot going on – a great respect for the generation of creative saxophonists of the 60s – players like Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, and John Coltrane – and the way they could really open things up with their solos. Pat plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and even some Native American flute – which sounds surprisingly nice – and the set features some early guitar by Jeff Parker, plus Joel Adams on trombone, Cameron Pfiffner on tenor and flute, and Dan Trudell on piano and organ. Titles include "Butternut Street", "Like Kenny", "Queen Anne's Lace", "China Doll", and "April Sings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $4.99
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa Runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeLa Resa Dei Conti (aka The Big Gundown) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1966. Used ... $24.99
One of Ennio Morricone's first groundbreaking scores for the western – a brilliant batch of tunes composed for The Big Gundown, handled in a way that mixed the typical western guitar-based themes with some of the maestro's other compulsions – like wordless vocals and isolated instrumentation amidst lush orchestral backdrops! There's barely any "spaghetti" on the plate of this one – as the sound is often quite lean and very clean – a real change from some of the more dramatic, romantic styles that were being used in American westerns. Titles include "La Corrida", "La Vedova", "La Resa Dei Conti", "Dopo La Condanna", "Rune Man Run", "Primo Deserta", and "Corri Uomo Corri". CD
(Out of print.)

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Claude NougaroLe Jazz & Le Java ... CD
Philips (France), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A newly-remastered collection of work by one of our favorite French singers ever – the amazing Claude Nougaro, a singer who brought an incredible amount of jazz to his music! In the 60s, Claude first made a name for himself by singing French lyrics to American jazz tunes – particularly some of the best work of the hardbop and soul jazz years, which really took on a new life in his hands – thanks to some especially well-penned vocal bits. As the 70s moved in, Nougaro expanded his work a lot – not just writing his own tunes from scratch, but exploring Brazilian modes, as well as some more experimental territory too – all with results that were always great – extremely dynamic and creative! This excellent set features 36 tracks from Nougaro's best years, plus a few key titles from the 90s – and it's a great introduction to his music, with new remastering that makes the older tunes sound even better than before. Titles include "Le Cinema", "Don Juan", "Cecile Ma Fille", "Chanson Pour Marilyn", "La Marche Arriere", "Armstrong", "Sing Sing Song", "L'Amour Sorcier", "St Thomas", "Toulouse", "Paris Mai", "La Cle", "La Pluie Fai Des Claquettes", and "Tu Verras". CD

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Pharoah SandersThembi/Black Unity ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1971/1972. Used ... $7.99
Spiritual jazz genius – two Pharoah Sanders albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Thembi – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! Black Unity is a record with a righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments on Impulse – especially the tighter rhythmic focus that always makes his work so compelling – and which has kept his legacy fresh for generations and generations of new jazz listeners! The group here is wonderfully put together – with Joe Bonner on piano, Carlos Carnett on tenor, Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke on basses, and Norman Connors and Billy Hart on drums – all with plenty of space to stretch out, open up, and really do their thing! In contrast to some of the totally free work coming out of the European scene during the same stretch – especially that by American players overseas – the album's a great reminder that rhythm in jazz is always a key component – as Pharoah finds a way to make things swing, even at unexpected moments! CD

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13th Floor ElevatorsEaster Everwhere ... CD
Collectables, 1967. Used ... $5.99
Raw early genius from the 13th Floor Elevators – cut back at a time when the Texas combo were one of the hippest things going in the late 60s American underground! There's lots of sounds here that other cats would copy over the decades – but the record has a gritty brilliance that's way better than any of its many imitators – that kind of unique burst of new ideas and young energy that made psych so wonderful when it first emerged in remarkable moments like this! Roky Erickson is wonderful – and the record will definitely illustrate his genius way better than any later efforts to bear his own name in the lead – and the production is just the right blend of studio tricks and homegrown oddness to make the whole thing electrified throughout. Tracks include "Slip Inside This House", "Slide Machine", "Dust", "Earthquake", "Levitation", "Postures", "Baby Blue", and "Nobody To Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Easter Everywhere ... LP 24.99

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TimeTime (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... $11.99
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge part of what we still love about the 80s! Titles include "Get It Up", "Girl", After Hi School", "The Stick", "Oh Baby" and the 10 minute jam "Cool", one of our fave cuts of the early 80s. "I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby. . ." CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 1 – The Definitive Story Of 1970's Funky Lagos ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used 2CDs ... $18.99
A fantastic batch of grooves – and a much-needed document of the rich array of funky sounds that were coming out of Nigeria in the 1970s! The country's best known as the homeland of Fela Kuti – an artist who forever changed the face of global funk – but what's not as well known is that there were a number of other artists operating in Fela's shadow, crafting their own interpretation of American soul and African funk during the same generation. This overstuffed package offers a great look (and listen) into that scene – and compiles tracks by a few artists you might already recognize, plus others that are presented here for the first time in such a set. As with other compilations on the Strut label, the notes are very well done, with loads of information and details on the recordings – but even more importantly, the music is fantastic, with a rich array of grooves that blows away most mainstream compilations of Afro Funk from the 70s! Titles include "Enjoy Yourself" by Sahara All Stars Band, "Shango" by Peter King, "Dancing Time" by The Funkees, "Ikon Allah" by Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika, "Tire Loma Da Nigbehin" by Monomono, "Kita Kita" by Gasper Lawal, "Agboju Logun" by Shina Williams & His African Percussionists, "Akayan Ekassa" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maesstroes, "Ja Fun Mi (inst)" by Sunny Ade, "Alla Wakbarr" by Ofo The Black Company, "Ifa" by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Jenu Ko Ku" by Fela & Africa 70, "La La La" by Segun Bucknor, and "Orere Elejigbo" by Lijadu Sisters. 22 tracks in all – almost everything from the previous 3CD version that's been out of print for years. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. CD

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✨✧ Beggar & CoMonument ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great first album from Beggar & Co – a sweet UK soul trio from the early 80s, and one who grew from the ashes of the equally great Light Of The World! The style here is similar to LOTW's variation on American funk of the time – particularly the tight blend of jazz and funk they shared with Earth Wind & Fire and Kool & The Gang – but as a trio, the sound here is leaner, too – more focused on the rhythms, with a snapping, catchy sound that's mighty nice – and which makes for great music all the way through! There's still plenty of live instrumentation and a very warm feel throughout – no tinny 80s modes here – and titles include "Break It Up", "You Need Love", "Bahia De Palma", "I Tried To Write A Song", "Keep On Running", "That's Life", and "Laughing On". CD

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✨✧ VariousLand Of 1000 Dances – The Ultimate Compilation Of Hit Dances 1958 to 1965 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dancefloor stormers from one of the most fruitful periods in American music – a set of tracks that were all based around a specific style or dancing mode, but which have gone onto become some of the best-remembered grooves of the time! The collection brings together Northern Soul, group harmony tracks, blues and rockers, and even a few Latin-styled tracks as well – most of which lent their name to a dance fad that they either inspired, or were recorded to help push forward – although the music here is more than great enough to keep on going, long after the dancefloor has died down! And given the strength of these cuts, the whole thing's way more than just a collection of faddish tracks – because these tunes have lasted a lot longer than their steps on the floor. Titles on this first volume include "The Loco Motion" by Little Eva, "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob & Earl, "The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "El Watusi" by Ray Barretto, "Let's Dance" by Chris Montez, "The Nitty Gritty" by Shirley Ellis, "Hitch Hike (part 1)" by Russell Byrd, "The Shag" by Billy Graves, "Twist & Shout" by The Isley Brothers, "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James & The Shondells, "Hippy Hippy Shake" by Chan Romero, "Walking The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "The Stroll" by The Diamonds, "Mashed Potatoes" by Steve Alaimo, "The Push & Kick" by Mark Valentino, "The Freeze" by Tony & Joe, "Hully Gully" by The Olympics, "Land Of 1000 Dances" by Canninbal & The Headhunters, and "The Walk" by Jimmy McCracklin. CD
Also available Land Of 1000 Dances – The Ultimate Compilation Of Hit Dances 1958 to 1965 ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongSatchmo At Symphony Hall – The Complete Performances ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1947. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A classic live date from Satchmo – and expanded to include the complete performances on that legendary night at Boston's Symphony Hall – for the first time ever! Recorded in November of 1947 and originally released in '51, it's never before been issued with both the first and second sets that night. There's also a number of great tunes here that were released before in edited versions, but fully presented here. It's such wonderful stuff – both as a top-shelf document of this period of American jazz – and as a brilliant example of Satcho's charming stage presence. His trumpet and solo vocals are well captured, and you can here up humming along on the instrumentals, too. The players at this point who are All Stars, indeed, include Jack Teagarden on vocals and trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Dick Cary on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums – plus some great vocals by Velma Middleton. 29 songs on 2CDs – in a hardback package with a great booklet – and featuring "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Body And Soul", "Steak Face", "Back O'Town Blues", "St James Infirmary", "Mop Mop", "Jack Armstrong Blues", "That's My Desire", "C Jam Blues", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and more – many previously unreleased! CD

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✨✧ Baby Dodds/Laneville-Union Brass Band/Lapsey BandTalking And Drum Solos/Country Brass Bands ... CD
Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1946/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing lost work from Warren "Baby" Dodds (and others) – a pioneering jazz drummer born and bred in New Orleans before moving to Chicago and influencing countless trap clappers! Talking And Drum Solos was originally released as a 10-inch on Folkways, and as the title suggests it's a loose batch of sometimes spare, sometimes rolling crack drum solos by Baby mixed with some tight Big Easy brass jazz and easy going monologues by the drummer. The album is credited as being one of the first full albums dedicated to drum solos, but it's appeal stretches far beyond the concept. Tracks include "Spooky Drums No. 1", "Drums In The Twenties", "Careless Love Blues", "Rudiments" and more. The second half is the real treasure, though – 20 short deep south flavored brass jazz tunes by the Laneville-Union Brass & Lapsey Band, originally released as an LP in the Folkways "Music From The South" series. This isn't the cliched N'awl-ins brass band jazz the band monikers probably bring to mind – the mood throughout is solidly rooted in very spare, very loose marches. It's laid down with the instrumentation of New Orleans brass bands, but the dark, rural feel puts this much more in line with what you'd hear in Harry Smith's archives than silly brass band compilations. Really spooky stuff – and a wonderful sample of the sounds of a very specific aspect of the American south in the middle of the previous century. Tracks include "Precious Lord Hold My Hand", "Take Rocks And Gravel To Build A Solid Road", "Sing On", "I Shall Not Be Moved", "When I Lay My Burden Down" and lots more. Great notes by the fine Chicago jazz writer Kevin Whitehead, too! CD

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