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First ChoiceArmed & Extremely Dangerous ... LP
Philly Groove, 1973. Very Good ... $7.99
A landmark LP by this famous Philly trio who forever went onto change the face of club music! The record is pre-disco, but has a great strident soul sound, augmented by tight Norman Harris arrangements. Features the famous title hit – "Armed & Extremely Dangerous" – a great one in the "crime" soul subgenre, plus "Smarty Pants", "Newsy Neighbors", and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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First ChoiceHold Your Horses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
Rochelle and the girls are in full force on this late 70s Salsoul groover – with production by Norman Harris and Tom Moulton! The opening trio of cuts have the continuously flowing vibe of an extended suite – and it's a really exhilarating 16 minutes of dancefloor soul – with gorgeous lead and harmony vocals, funky bass grooves and unexpected changes among the club soul standard-bearing sounds. The drum heavy sections of "Let Me Down Easy" and the title track stand out strongly amongst those, but there's lots of nice little twists throughout! Other titles include "Love Thang", and "Double Cross". 7 bonus tracks on this CD edition from Big Break Remasters: "Now That I've Thrown It All Away", "Let No Man Put Asunder (12" Disco Madness Remix)", "Love Thang (12" Disco Mix)", "Double Cross (12" Larry Levan Remix)" and more. CD

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First ChoiceLet No Man Put Asunder (Shep Pettibone voc, inst & acapella, Frankie Knuckles voc & inst) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the best tracks ever by First Choice! "Let No Man" is a sweeping anthemic club track – with a righteous lyric about love and losing it, and some killer production by the Baker-Harris-Young team that really gives the girls a great soulful groove! The Frankie Knuckles mix has some great strings, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Salsoul sleeve.)
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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers Dawn Silva, Sheila Horn, and Jeanette McGruder working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dick Dale & His Del-TonesSurfer's Choice (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Deltone/Sundazed, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
The first LP from Dick Dale And His Del-Tones – about as influential of a genre guitar gem as you could ask for – the great Surfer's Choice from 1962! Hilariously, a question on the top of the back cover reads, "Why Is Dick Dale The Surfer's Choice?", and although we cannot speak for actual surfers, surf guitar fans need not be asked. Raw, rumbling, exciting surf rockers from the king – much of it recorded at Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, where Dale's legend was made. Includes "Surf Beat", "Misirlou Twist", "Peppermint Man", "Surfing Drums", "Shake N Stomp", "Let's Go Trippin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dream SyndicateDays Of Wine & Roses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The essential first album from Dream Syndicate – one of the great rock albums of it's time and the very foundation for many other great ones to follow! Moody and real, this is ranscendent stuff that ignored the rock and pop trends of the early 80s, production wise, and carried stronger influences from the likes of the Velvet Underground and Big Star – and ultimately ended up making a huge impact on the best indie rock to follow in their wake. That's a bit ironic, given that Dream Syndicate recorded for Warner, but speaks volumes for their independent spirit! Titles include "Tell Me When It's Over", "Definitely Clean", "That's What You Always Say", "Wen You Smile", "Until Lately", "The Days Of Wine And Roses" and more. This excellent CD version from Omnivore includes some choice rarities for bonus material – including some never before heard recordings, rehearsal tapes, and even a mesmerizing 10 minute jam that's more akin to 70s art rock than we'd ever heard from the group. Amazing! 15 tracks in all. CD

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusComplete Bethlehem Jazz Collection – Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus/Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music & Poetry/East Coasting (3CD set) ... CD
Bethlehem, Late 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
A fantastic album – one of our favorite-ever records from Charles Mingus! The album was recorded in the same breath as his legendary works Tijuana Moods, The Clown, and Pithecanthropus Erectus – and it features the same sort of fire and emotion that made those classics so great. The group alone is amazing – with Horace Parlan on piano, Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and the amazing Clarence (aka Gene) Shaw on trumpet – all getting plenty of room to open up on the album's longer tracks! The work bristles with a sense of imagination and dark energy that Mingus hardly had in his music in later years – and each new tune brings a fresh sense of vision that never fails to astound us! In keeping with the "poetry" title, the album begins with an incredible 12 minute track "Scenes in the City" – which features a long spoken bit written by Langston Hughes about one man's love of jazz and the way that it affects his life in the city – all supported with excellent instrumentation from the group. Other titles are instrumental, and include "Nouroog", "New York Sketchbook", "Slippers", and "Duke's Choice". One of Mingus's great Bethlehem sessions from the 50s. The great one's playing here in the company of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley, and Clem De Rosa – and the set includes originals like "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion", "Thrice Upon A Theme", and "The Spur Of The Moment" – plus his great take on "Stormy Weather", which is a bit stormier than most! One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 26.98
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album

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ShirellesHappy & In Love/The Shirelles (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
Two albums and bonus tracks too – all rare material from an overlooked chapter of The Shirelles' career! First up is Happy & In Love, a great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". The 1972 album The Shirelles is surprisingly great later work by The Shirelles – nice and soulful, thanks to arrangements from David Van De Pitte and Wade Marcus – both of whom push the trio way past their roots, into more sophisticated group soul for the 70s! The approach carries the best (then) contemporary styles from New York and Philly – particularly that strong way of mixing group vocals with focused grooves – as you'd hear from some of the more successful male groups of the time on RCA, like Main Ingredient or Choice Four. The Shirelles have a strong sense of harmony that really pushes the tunes forward – and the material is nice and creative – with titles that include "Walk On In", "Brother Brother", "Sunday Dreaming", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", and "Drowning In The Sea Of Love". CD also features bonus tracks – "Let's Give Each Other Love", "Do What You've A Mind To", and "Touch The Wind". CD

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Silver Platinum & GoldSilver Platinum & Gold ... LP
Farr, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Three ladies who are trying for a sound that's somewhere in between the clubby grooves of First Choice, and some of the deeper soul sounds of groups like The Sweet Inspirations. Titles include "Never Seen A Guy Like You", "Love In His Eyes", "I Got A Thing", "Why Don't We Make Love", and "My Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a stained corner.)

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Luciana SouzaNew Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve, 2007. Used ... $7.99
Lovely modern bossa and lightly jazzy takes on the works of some the great American songwriters of the past several decades – including Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen – plus a surprising (and rewarding) choice in Elliott Smith. This is the first record we've heard from Luciana singing exclusively in English – also her debut for Verve – and it's a sweet one! Her vocals sail effortlessly over bed of bossa guitar and cavaquino, vibes, drums and percussion, piano, sax and keys. Titles include Joni Mitchell's "Down To You", Leonard Cohen's "Here It Is", Elliott Smith's "Satellite", Steely Dan's "Were You Blind That Day" and "Love Is For Strangers", Randy Newman's "Living Without You", Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows", "Never Die Young" with James Taylor and more. CD
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Sonny Til & The OriolesLive In Chicago 1951 ... CD
Uptown, 1951. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A really unique setting for The Orioles – a group who are best known for their doo wop material of the mid 50s, but who have a heck of a lot more to offer too! This live set from the start of the decade features the group at Chicago's mostly-jazz Blue Note club – a downtown venue that's a surprising choice for the group, and one that also seems to bring out a bit more of a jazz flair in their vocals as well! The style definitely has all the dexterity and wonderful harmonies of their famous studio work – but there's also an approach that has the Orioles picking up a bit more class and sophistication too – the kind of generation-bridging sound that you might hear from The Ravens at the same time. The recording is very well done – and the lead vocal of Sonny Till gets support from the group's other four members, who also play just a bit of guitar and bass underneath the harmonies. Titles include "So Long", "You Are My First Love" "I've Got A Gal 65 & I'm Just 23", "Would I Love You", "It's Too Soon To Know", "Barbara Lee", and "I May Be Wrong". CD

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Various90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP
Z Records (UK), 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
The 90s was a huge decade for dance music, but it was also a time in which some of the best work often got overlooked next to the hits – especially the kind of cool underground tracks compiled here! Back in the day, Joey Negro was making lots of great music like this – so he's a perfect choice to put together a collection of this nature – which really focuses on the deepest, most soulful sounds of the 90s house scene – and not the more commercial work that was cluttering up the charts! Lots of the tracks here carry that underground vibe that had sprung up in New Jersey and New York after the initial wave of house from Chicago – almost a return to some of the more deeply soulful modes of the disco generation after the colder beats from the Midwest, but still with rhythms that have all the sharp focus of house at its best. Titles on this first volume include "Voices In My Mind (CJ Mackintosh rmx)" by Voices, "Living In Ecstasy (FK groove mix edit)" by Mood II Swing with Fonda Rae, "New York Style" by Mateo & Matos, "An Instrumental Need (club need)" by Ralphi Rosario, "Ladbroke Grove" by Kerri Chandler, and "Love Commandments (orig vocal edit)" by Gisele Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album
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90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD 16.99
90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP 31.99

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VariousOur Lives Are Shaped By What We Love – Motown's MoWest Story 1971 to 1973 ... CD
Motown/MoWest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
The first ever compilation of the best music made for MoWest – the eclectic, but still soulful cuts made when Berry Gordy Jr. relocated from Motown to the west coast in the early 70s – releasing cool and sometimes strange music with a soul background, yet toasted by LA sunshine! The MoWest subsidiary lasted just a few years, and gets overlooked in the canonization of Motown at it's most classic and revolutionary – but the legacy is pretty incredible. Funk, sunshine rock and soul fused adventurously by a stunningly diverse roster – late period Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons (who's comp-opening track is a slept on sunshine pop-soul classic), breezy-jazzy-soul from Odyssey, the sister funk of Sisters Love, a stunning solo left turn from Spinners singer GC Cameron and more great stuff from Syreeta, The Commodores, Suzee Ikeda, Thelma Houston and others. We've been dying for a well selected MoWest comp like this for years, and Light In The Attic stepped to the plate and knock it right out of the park. The songs choices are great, the notes are great. . .everything about it is a win. Essential! Includes "You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)" and "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love" and "Broken Road" by Odyssey, "Don't You Be Worried" by The Commodores, "A Heart Is A House" Nu Page, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You" by Suzee Ikeda, "You've Got To Make The Choice" and "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love and more. CD

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VariousSalsoul Presents – Disco Divas & Soulful Sista Flavas ... LP
Suss'd/Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A motherlode of female soul – from one of the greatest club labels of all time! Salsoul Records was a key force in transforming the sound of the female singer in the mid 70s – mixing together older soul styles with a warm and joyous groove that pushed the vocals onto the dancefloor, and exposed the artists to a much wider crossover audience. And while disco soul often gets a bad rap as being "sellout", one listen to this set will quickly dispel any of those thoughts – as Salsoul always considered the singer to be the strongest element of the music, and never buried the vocals, or pushed them off to the side, as in styles used by other disco labels at the time. Titles include "More" by Carole Williams, "That's What You Said" by Loleatta Holloway, "Can't Take It With You" by First Choice, "Let's Go Another Round (orig 12" mix)" by Inner Life with Jocelyn Brown, "Everytime I See Him" by Metropolis with The Sweethearts, "When Life Was Just A Game" by Claudja Barry, "You & I Together (orig 12" mix)" by Brenda Gooch, "Let Me Down Easy" by First Choice, "If You're Gonna Love Me" by Inner Life, "We're Getting Stronger" by Loleatta Holloway, and "My Time Of Need" by Carol Williams. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Lounge 2 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2006. Used 3CD ... $9.99
One of the best little bargains in soul music – a 3CD set that's overflowing with great recent work at a very low price! The package follows perfectly in the spirit of the great first volume – and like that one, brings together best bits from the Dome Records catalog, plus choice tunes licensed from other labels – all in a wonderful low-priced overview of recent American and British soul! Package features 2 exclusive tracks – "Right Away" by Rahsaan Patterson and "All I Want Is You" by Incognito – plus the tracks "Make You Smile" by Brenda Russell, "Portuguese Love" by Bah Samba, "Free (Louie Vega rmx)" by Stephanie Mills, "My Door Is Open" by Carleen Anderson, "Too Much Too Late" by Dee Johnston, "Whatever It Takes" by Angela Johnson, "Don't Be Afraid" by Cooly's Hot Box, "The Waiting's Over" by Avani, "Believe Me" by Seek, "Hypnotic Love" by Maysa, "When A Woman's In Love" by The Jones Girls, "I'm Holding On" by Intimate Voices with Shaun Escoffery, "Superwoman" by George Duke with Eric Benet, "Atlas" by Martha Redbone, "Just Because" by Conya Doss, "My Life" by Chanel, "Bus Stop" by Don E, and "Lose My Kool" by Donald McCollum. 42 tracks in all! CD

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VariousYowsah Yowsah Yowsah – 70s New York Disco ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Great groovy disco from the New York scene of the 70s – not the overplayed hits of the Saturday Night Fever scene, but the better numbers from the underground – just the kind of cuts that have gone onto become huge over the years, thanks to the efforts of rare groove DJs and the house music generation! Most of these tracks are nice and long, and show the best side of 70s disco – tight core rhythms, worked out by key instrumental combos – often topped with some soaringly soulful vocals, sung by real soul singers with plenty of experience before the disco boom hit. Titles include "Keep On Dancin" by Gary's Gang, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Helplessly" by Moment Of Truth, "The Player" by First Choice, "This Will Be A Night To Remember" by Eddie Holman, "Hit & Run" by Loleatta Holloway, "Gotta Get Out Of Here" by Lucy Hawkins, "Am I Dreaming" by TJM, "The Beat Goes On & On" by Ripple, "I Like It" by Players Association, and "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency. CD

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Alton McClain & DestinyIt Must Be Love ... LP
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... About October 21, 2015
Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky with jazzy flourishes, to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started by Honeycone and First Choice, and improved upon by The Emotions – and like that latter group, the girls move from the easier disco tracks that you'd normally expect, into a range of soulful styles that all come off equally well with their vocal technique. Webster Lewis handled some of the nice string arrangements – and players include Wah Wah Watson on guitar and Lee Ritenour on keys. titles include "Crazy Love", "Sweet Temptation", "Taking My Love For Granted", "My Empty Room", "Push & Pull", and "The Power Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book

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Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (German pressing with bonus track) ... CD

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Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (German pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". Includes the bonus track "Quiet Now". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP

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✨✧ Silver ConventionBest Of Silver Convention ... LP
Midsong, Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the leading lights of the Munich club scene – the mighty Silver Convention, who topped the charts with a number of disco classics in the mid 70s! Silver Convention took the Philly female style of disco – popularized by First Choice, Three Degrees, and others – and pumped it up with the Munich sound of throbbing bass and repetitive beats, one of the first steps towards house music in the 80s. The set features 14 of the group's biggest tracks – as well as a few solo tunes by Penny McLean and Linda Thompson – with titles that include "Fly Robin Fly", "Get Up & Boogie", "Save Me", "Another Girl", "No No Joe", "I Like It", "Tiger Baby", "You've Got What It Takes", "Telegram", "Blame It On The Music", and "I'm Not A Slot Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, unglued bottom seam, and a tear on the opening.)
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✨✧ Cocteau TwinsPink Opaque (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
4AD, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
A well-remembered set from The Cocteau Twins' sublime 80s run on the 4AD label – a set that was one of the duo's first American titles, culled together from some of their early singles and import EP releases! The song choices are wonderful – some of the most focused, expressive cuts from the first few Cocteau years – magical moments that have the wordless vocals of Liz Frazier carving out these really beautiful melodies – while lush keyboards and splashy rhythms fill in the background with that unique 4AD style of production. There's still never been anything like the group at this point over all the years that have past – and the album's filled with gems that include "Wax & Wane", "Pearly Dewdrop Drops", "From The Flagstones", "Lorelei", "Aikea Guinea", "Pepper Tree", and "Musette & Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ennio MorriconeIl Pentito/Rappresaglia ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1973/1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99
Two Ennio Morricone scores in a single package! First up is Il Pentito – a later score from Ennio Morricone – but an incredibly beautiful one too – penned for a mid 80s mafia film set in Sicily, but featuring some of his sweetest, most sensitive work of the time! There's a very bittersweet feel to most of the music here – a quality that's almost romantic at times, but touched with really blue notes too – as the tunes spin out in slow, thoughtful progressions that echo the darker choices and themes of the film. There's a few more upbeat tracks, and a few darker, atonal numbers – but overall most of the score is steeped in melancholy – with gentle strings and woodwinds that have plenty of trademark Morricone touches! Titles include "Il Pentito", "Messaggio", "Retata", "Momento Decisivo", "Sicilia", "Durante L'Omelia", "Confusi Ricordi", "Sicilia Dei Ricordi Lontani", and "Evento Finale". Rappresaglia is a war drama, with Morricone's score kicked off with a percussion heavy march, but the sound goes on feature many of the elements of creeping tension, and haunting bits of minimal tones and bits of atmosphere of his work in the horror genre – those spare string tones and thumping piano notes the give you goosebumps! CD

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✨✧ Fatback BandNYCNYUSA ... LP
Spring, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from one of the funkiest New York groups of the 70s – and proof that Fatback could still hit a heavy groove, even when tightening things up a bit! The style here is still firmly in the live jamming mode of their roots – captured well in the studio, in a style that's never too slick, nor too "easy" in the choices of rhythms or arrangements. Titles like "Double Dutch", "Spank The Baby", "Duke Walk", "Cosmic Woman", and "Love Street" hint at the street funk style that first got the group going – and although the sound's a bit more professional than before, all the best elements are still very much in place! Other titles include "NYCNYUSA", "A Changed Man", and "Soul Finger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Kidd Jordan/Peter Kowald/Alvin FielderTrio & Duo In New Orleans ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful showcase for the soulful tenor talents of Kidd Jordan – a player with a style that takes us back to some of the richest, most expressive musicians of the loft jazz scene of the 70s! Jordan's got a way of spinning out a long, personal statement on his horn – one that's powerful and bold, and never resorts to cliche or any easy tricks – often just built strongly out of these very individualistic choices that almost have a poetic quality – although certainly of the proud and righteous mode! The first half of the set features a live performance with some wonderful bass work from Peter Kowald – a player whose low tones resonate in this very unusual way, and bring further depth to the record. Alvin Fielder plays both drums and percussion – and sparks off some strong energy at some points – even more so on the second half of the package, which just features duo tracks between Fielder and Jordan recorded in the studio. Live trio titles include six trio passages and both a solo drum and bass number – and duo titles include "Nameless Sound Duo", "Tempest Nola 2005", "Liftoff", and "Duo Flight". CD

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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 11 – Compiled By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant sounds from the global underground – an excellent in this wonderful series that never lets us down! We've been digging the musical choices of Gilles Peterson since the late 80s – and over the years, he's continued to expose us to new music we never would have heard otherwise – first with his compilations and radio shows, and more recently with his excellent work on his own Brownswood label! The Bubblers series has been running for a number of years, but each new volume is a fresh delight – sounds we'd never have heard otherwise, and all still as expertly chosen as the kind of work Gilles first turned us on to many years back. Titles include "Cigar Box" by Al Dobson Jr, "I Waited For You" by Billie Black, "Kamaloka" by Gogo Penguin, "20th Century Fix" by Mirror Signal, "Tomorrow" by Hector Plimmer, "A Part Of You" by Kuage, "Nowhere In Between (acoustic)" by Nightports, and "I Don't Know" by Nick Hakim. CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLe Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene/Il Ritorno Del Ringo ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1965/1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of legendary Ennio Morricone scores – back to back in a very limited collection! First up is one of our favorites – Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene – one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a real standard-setting record that's one of the top choices we go to again and again to illustrate the genius of his music! The score is a fantastic mix of the two best sides of Morricone's work – the kind of light, lilting melodies that are schooled in bossa, but turned loose on their own devices – and the darker, more atonal passages that would come to play more strongly during the 70s. The light wins over the darkness in most of the record – especially the tracks that feature the sublime wordless vocals of Edda Dell'Orso, which swell and fall with the movement of the strings and keyboards. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Le Foto Proibite", "Nel Vuoto", "Intermezzino Pop", "Amor Come Dolore", and "Quelle Foto". The second soundtrack is the striking spaghetti western classic – Il Ritorno Di Ringo – penned for the second Ringo film in the 60s, and with music that's even more compelling than the first! There's a great Morricone sense of balance in the mix – as gentle moments mix with darker ones, on titles that include "The Return Of Ringo", "The Disguise", "Sheriff Carson", "The Fuentes", and "The Wedding & The Revenge". Also includes all the material from the rare album "La Storia I Dialoghi Le Canzoni De Il Ritorno Di Ringo" – which features Italian dialogue about the film from the film, plus music as well. CD
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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