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First ChoiceGreatest Hits ... CD
Salsoul, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 (Special Extended Remix) (shep pettibone voc, inst, acapella, frankie knuckles voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Rams Horn/Salsoul (Holland), 1977. Very Good (reissue)... $9.99
An 80s reissue of 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 and a nice Shep Pettibone mix that really gives the girls a great soulful groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pink label pressing. Label has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ First ChoiceLet No Man Put Asunder (Shep Pettibone voc, inst & acapella, Frankie Knuckles voc & inst) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)
 
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✨✧ Gerry MulliganSaxophone Dreams ... CD
First Choice, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features the Houston Symphony. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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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 ... $18.99 27.98
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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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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Ron Henderson & Choice Of ColourGemini Lady ... CD
Grapevine/Soul Junction (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
A 70s soul genius – even if you've never heard of the guy! Ron Henderson's a real enigma – a totally great soul artist who recorded throughout the 60s and 70s, but never really cracked the big time – thanks to the fact that his work was spread out over a number of different labels, and never given the push or full album release it deserved. His sound is one that rivals the best bigger names of the 70s mellow soul era – and Ron's got a wonderful talent for gently grooving rhythms and lovingly laidback tunes – in a style that reminds us a bit of Bobby Wilson, or of some of Leroy Hutson's first solo work, and which has a similar evolution as the 70s progress. This excellent CD finally gives Henderson his due – and presents a total of 20 tracks recorded during the early and mid 70s – all packaged with great sound and a full set of notes on Ron's life and music. Titles include "Gemini Lady", "I Feel I Have It In Me", "Your Love", "Problem Child", "The Other Side", "Hooked On Your Love", "Yours Is The Love I Want", "I'll Be Around", "Baby I Wanna Be Yours", "Sunshine", "Mary Green", "You're Twenty One Today", and "She Pleases Me". CD

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Loose ChangeLoose Change (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A near-lost Philly disco album – recorded at Sigma Sound, but released on Casablanca at the end of the 70s – one that was almost buried under the weight of the label's collapse at the time! There's a style here that borrows bits from some of Casablanca's more mainstream artists – focusing strongly on the hooks of the tunes, and putting the female vocals upfront – but still swirling around in some mighty club arrangements from the Sigma team. Loose Change themselves are a trio in the Philly mode of First Choice or Three Degrees – and titles include "Rising Cost Of Love", "Straight From The Heart", "Darling, That's Me", "Babe", and "I Wanna Hold On To You". A total gem! This Big Break UK remastered edition has 3 bonus tracks: "You Never Done It Like That", "My Place Or Your Place" and "Straight From The Heart (Single Version)". CD

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✨✧ MantronixMusic Madness ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Sealed ... $11.99
The follow up to the classic first LP! Listening to Kurtis Mantronik productions all of these years later is a definite educational experience, given the huge influence the crisp synth sounds had on the future of hip hop – not only as a matter of necessity, given the cost of sample clearance, but also as an aesthetic choice. Archeological chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up good time, with a shiny electronic bounce – one that holds up well! Tracks include "Music Madness", "Who Is It?", "Ladies" remix, "Scream", "Listen To The Bass Part II". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker.)

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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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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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VariousLarry Levan's Paradise Garage – The Legend Of Dance Music Vol 2 ... CD
Salsoul (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $18.99
The best of the glory days of the New York club scene – 10 classic Salsoul tracks, most of which ware presented here in Larry Levan remix versions! The original tunes are massive enough, but here, they're expanded nicely with some really groove-tripping touches – more keyboards, added percussion, and nice little flourishes that change up the tunes in very cool ways. Titles include "Love Thang" by First Choice, "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk, "First Time Around" by Skyy, "Thousand Finger Man" by Candido, "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice, "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway, "You're Just The Right Size" by Salsoul Orchestra, "By The Way You Dance" by Bunny Sigler, and "Salsoul Hustle" by Salsoul Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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Thollem McDonas/William Parker/Nels ClineGowanus Session ... CD
Porter, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rich array of tones and sounds from the trio of Thollem McDonas on piano, William Parker on bass, and Nels Cline on guitar – all served up in a heady brew that grabs us right from the very first note! Some of the sharper tones of McDonas and Cline are warmed up nicely by Parker's bass – a great choice for the trio, as it helps ground the more experimental modes of the other two players, yet still give them plenty of freedom to shift and shimmer as much as they want. At times, there's almost a trembling sort of quality to the music – which really makes the set sound unique – and titles include "There Are", "As Many Worlds", "In A Life", "As There Are", "Lives", "In The World". CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ VariousCreme De La Creme – Philly Soul Classics & Rarities – From The Vaults Of Atlantic, Atco, & Warner Bros. Records 1972-1976 ... CD
WEA (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best compilations of 70s soul you'll ever buy – a treasure trove of tracks from mid 70s Atlantic and Warner Brothers Records – all recorded in the mighty soul capitol of Philly! The set does a great job of combining hit singles with a load of lesser-known Philly gems – tunes recorded as singles or obscure album tracks by artists who were working in the same Sigma scene as the bigger acts on Atlantic, but who never managed to crack the charts as much. The whole thing's great – a smooth-grooving midtempo batch of tracks that never fails to please – and honestly, if we had to dig through thousands of old records to produce such a set, we're not sure we could do a better job! Titles include "One More Time" by Dianne Steinberg, "Let's Get Together Now" by The Aristocrats, "Love Won't Let Me Wait" and "Loving You Is Mellow" by Major Harris, "Kiss My Love Goodbye" by Bettye Swann, "Welcome To The Club" by Blue Magic, "That's Where I'm Coming From" by True Reflection, "Save Your Love For Me" by Vivian Reed, "You Call Me Back" by Clyde Brown, ""I Got A Feeling" by First Choice, "Gonna Make You Mine" by Anglo Saxon Brown, "Got To Get You Together Now" by Sons Of Robin Stone, "Can We Come Together" by The Trammps, and "Once You Hit The Road" by Dionne Warwick. CD

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VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley ... CD
Jazzman/Stones Throw, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisLadies Choice – The Dakar Recordings (3CD Box Set) ... CD
Edsel/Brunswick (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, the compilers of this set may consider Tyrone to be the "Ladies Choice" – but we think he's pretty darn great too! The set's a massive batch of work from Tyrone's legendary Dakar/Brunswick years – the first big stretch of his recording career – when he'd broken out from a bluesy west side background, into the soaring Chicago soul sound of the late 60s! Nearly all the work on the set is arranged in that lilting groove that made Tyrone's hits so great – a warm mix of modes that crossed over big, and which always sounds great to our ears! 63 titles in all – packaged in a great hardcover book-style set – with titles that include just about every great number from Tyrone's Dakar years! Tunes include "Can I Change My Mind", "Slip Away", "Call On Me", "Just The One I've Been Looking For", "I'll Be Right There", "I Had It All The Time", "Happiness Is Being With You", "I Wake Up Crying", "I Wish It Was Me", "Forever", "I Can't Bump", "Judge Me Right", "One Way Ticket", "Saving My Love For You", and "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" – in 2 versions! CD
(Out of print, booklet is included but has become separated from box.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
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✨✧ Ben E KingDon't Play That Song ... CD
Atco (UK), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar record from Ben E King – and one of a few early 60s gems that really have him leaving a longstanding mark on soul music! There's a balance here that's unbelievable – a quality that's emotive right from the start, yet also perfectly put together too – with Ben's tremendous vocals backed by some tight Atlantic backings – in a style that's virtually the blueprint for lots more uptown soul singers to come in the 60s. The song choice is impeccable too – numbers from Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, and Phil Spector which perfectly straddle the lines of soul music at the time – tunes that include classics like "Here Comes The Night", "Don't Play That Song", "Young Boy Blues", and "Stand By Me" – plus lesser-known gems like "Brace Yourself", "I Promise Love", "Yes", "First Taste Of Love", and "Show Me The Way". CD
 
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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
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Fatback BandNYCNYUSA ... LP
Spring, 1977. Very Good- ... $4.99
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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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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✨✧ 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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