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VariousFollow Me Down – Vanguard's Lost Psychedelic Era 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Vanguard (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer work from one of THE big labels during the psychedelic generation – one of the few imprints to really take a chance on fresh new artists, and really let them do their thing in the studio! Vanguard may be known mostly as a folk label, and the company is now owned by the parent company of Lawrence Welk – but back in the late 60s, the company was very much at the forefront of musical changes in the US – and went out of their way to record artists that nobody else would touch! The result is a stunning legacy of funk records that really blow most bigger label work away – most of which is compiled here in this excellent collection. Some cuts are from rare albums, other from rare 45s – and titles include "Did You Have To Rub It In" by The Hi Five, "Getting Together" by The Third Power, "Where I'm At" by Notes From The Underground, "You Should Be More Careful" by Elizabeth, "Stoned Is" by Listening, "A Nickel's Worth Of Benny's Help" by The 31st Of February, "The Endless Tunnel" by Serpent Power, "Big Time Spender" by Frost, and "Hellhound" by The Far Cry. CD

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✨✧ Kid CapriFollow Me/Creepin ... 12-inch
Track Masters/Columbia, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Follow Me" features Buckshot and Cocoa Brovas. "Creepin'" features Kurupt, 8Ball and Too Short. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Stu Phillips/Dino Desi & BillyFollow Me (plus bonus track) ... CD
Uni/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite 60s surf soundtracks ever – an amazing blend of Stu Phillips orchestrations with some key vocal moments from the trio of Dino Desi & Billy! The album's got a wonderful theme – "Thru Spray Colored Glasses" – sung initially by the trio, then served up by Stu in a number of variations that change with the different exotic locales of the film – India, Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Morocco – all referenced slightly in the instrumentation, but in ways that always retain Phillips' grooviest inspirations! Strings blend with bits of harpsichord, vibes, voices, Spanish guitar, and these "watery" woodwinds that almost remind us of Australian jazz in the same period – and titles include "Thru Spray Colored Glasses", "Big Wave Bay", "Incinerator", "Ranee Express", "Nazare", and "Cascis". CD also features the bonus track "Someday", sung by Dino Desi & Billy! CD
 
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✨✧ VariousCanadian Racer – A Fine Selection Of Obscure Tracks From The Canadian Valuts ... CD
Follow Me/Indestructible (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If this is Canada, take us to the Great White North! Our northern neighbors never sounded so funky – and this jam-packed selection of tracks brings together a Canadian scene of the 70s that's every bit as great as musical scene in the US. The set's stuffed with work by a host of tight little combos, and also even features a few rare vocal numbers that are surprisingly soulful – all of them the sort of obscure tracks that were never issued outside of the maple leaf nation, and which now change hands between collectors at super-rare prices. Includes some killer jazzy numbers – and the set list includes "Funky Feeling" by Bill Martin, "If I Were A Carpenter" by Don Carrington Trio, "Kgee" by Floyd Lawson & The Heart Of Stone, "Hook & Sling" by Frank Motley & The Hitchhikers, "Savin Grace" by Doug Riley, "Coco Boogaloo" by Marius Cultier, "Party On The Block" by Clive Bradley, and "Psychedelic Party" by Patsy Galant. 14 cuts in all! CD
 
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Mose AllisonWay Of The World ... CD
Anti, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Mose Allison gets the Anti Records treatment – and the result is one of his most compelling records in decades! Allison had an undeniable impact on the US scene in the late 50s and early 60s – bringing New Orleans roots into play with hip postwar jazz vocals – in the process influencing a few generations of mods and rockers on both sides of the Atlantic! And although he continued to record well for years after that initial stretch, Allison's talents weren't always captured in ways that kept things fresh – until now. Joe Henry's studio approach really gets Mose back to basics – working with a small group that's mostly acoustic, and which is there more to follow the lead of his vocals and piano, than direct them. And yes, Allison's vocals have faded slightly over the years – but they still have all the broken-down charm they exhibited right from the start – maybe even a bit more justified by time than when Mose was a younger man. Titles include "My Brain", "I Know You Didn't Mean It", "I'm Alright", "This New Situation", "Crush", "Some Right Some Wrong", "Ask Me Nice", and "This New Situation". CD

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Gary BartzJuju Street Songs (Juju Street Songs/Follow The Medicine Man) ... CD
Prestige, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
US 2-fer CD that brings together two of Gary Bartz's harder to find LPs on one CD – Juju Street Songs and Follow The Medicine Man. Both LPs feature a lineup that includes Hubert Eaves on electric piano, Stafford James on bass, and Andy Bey on vocals; and the material is pivotal stuff for Gary as he moves from his straight jazz spiritual stuff into a vein that is slightly more electric – but not too electric. Lots of nice funky moments with a righteous vibe, and the track list includes "Dr. Follow's Dance", "Standin' On The Corner", "Sing Me A Song Today", "Black Maybe", "Sifa Zote", and "Africans Unite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections ... CD
Arista, 2002. Used ... $0.99
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest attributes of the Goodie crew, and it's great to hear it stretched out over a fully-realized LP that is worthy of his unique talents. Sweaty, deeply funky, and a bit similar to the kind of material we used to expect from the Native Tongues at their strongest, but with Cee-Lo's unmistakable croon out front. Includes "Bad Mutha", "Big Ole Words (Damn), "Closet Freak", "Live (Right Now)", "El Dorado Sunrise", "A Thug's Concern", "One For The Road", "Let Him Sing If He Wants To (Break)", "Suga Baby" featuring Big Gipp and Backbone, "Gettin' Grown", "Bass Head Jazz", "Microhard" featuring Jahalla and Kirland Underwater, "Under The Influence", "(Follow Me)", "Medieval Times (Great Pretender)", "Country Love", "Awful Thing", "Maintenance Man (Break)" "Young Man (Sierra's Song)", and "Well Damn, Lo (Break)". CD

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Celi Bee & The Buzzy BunchCeli Bee & The Buzzy Bunch ... LP
APA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A sweet campy disco classic – and a record that's been close to our hearts for years! Celi Bee may have had white hair and a hokey kind of look, but she won us forever with her incredible "Superman" – a five minute homage to the man in red and blue, and the leadoff track on this debut set! "Superman" is a sweet disco number with lots of strings, heavy rhythms at the bottom, and an erotic vocal that seems to offer the big guy more action than Lois Lane ever did. The rest of the tracks follow in a similar sleaze disco mode, and titles include "Smile", "It's Sad", "Hurt Me Hurt Me", "One Love", and "Closer Closer". LP, Vinyl record album

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EsquiresGet On Up ... CD
Collectables, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Classic Chicago soul recorded under the aegis of the great Bill Bunky Sheppard! The group was one of the best that worked with Sheppard – and they really take advantage of his odd way of producing harmonies, in the style that he'd worked out earlier in the 60s with The Sheppards. Arrangements are by Tom Tom Washington – and the cuts bounce along in that loping groove that was clearly becoming the trademark of the Chicago scene. You probably already know the hit "Get On Up" and the follow-up "And Get Away" – but the album's great all the way through, and features many original cuts like "Listen to Me", "When I'm Ready", "No Doubt About It", and "My Sweet Baby". CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD

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Four FreshmenMore 4 Freshmen & 5 Trombones ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The Four Freshman and Pete Rugolo team up again to bring us a follow up to their hugely successful 4 Freshman & 5 Trombones from 1956. It's not as great as the first record but it still offers some sweet moments and that great Four Freshman sound. Features such songs as "A Taste of Honey," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Misty," and "Midnight Sun." Pete Rugolo arranged and conducted. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Hal GalperDreamsville ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
If you don't think Hal Galper's a hell of a pianist, this may be the record to change your mind – as Hal's in top form throughout – really focused and full of power in his approach to the piano, but never in a way that's flashy or overdone! Instead, there's this organic sensibility to the record that makes everything feel just right – very personal, and with very fresh arrangements on familiar tunes – but in a way that makes us feel like we can follow Galper every step of the way, and smile with warm approval at each new twist and turn. There's few pianists that can make us say "oh yeah" with that kind of regularity – and titles include "Dreamsville", "Don't Blame Me", "High Fly", "Lament", and "Sweet Pumpkin" – played with a trio that includes Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. CD

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Stan GetzMore West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. Used ... $6.99
The title's a bit misleading, but the record's a great one! Oddly, the album's not a follow up to the West Coast Jazz album by Stan Getz – firstly, because it wasn't actually done on the west coast, and secondly, because this one was actually recorded two years before! But that doesn't stop the set from being great – and we can certainly forgive Verve's free use of west coast in the title as more of a stylistic definition than anything else. But even with that name in place, there's almost more of a Boston modern feel going on – one that's open, fluid, and which features the tenor of Getz alongside some tremendous trombone work from a young Bob Brookmeyer. Rhythm is by the trio of John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on drums, and Teddy Kotick on bass – but at moments, the horns almost hang together alone, especially on the longer, mellower tracks! Titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Willow Weep For Me", "Crazy Rhythm", "Tangerine", and "The Nearness Of You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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HeatStill Waiting ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Great 80s work from Heat – a trio who definitely work primarily in soul, but who also aren't afraid of a catchy crossover hook either! There's a groove here that's smooth, but still nice and lean – really just the efforts of producer/instrumentalist Tom Saviano, who also arranged the whole thing – as a setting for the vocals of the other two members of the trio – a male and female singer who trade things back and forth in a wonderful way! A few shades to the mainstream, and the record might be more sedate AOR – but instead, the whole thing retains a nice soulful vibe throughout, and often beats the quality level of some of the bigger records from the time. Titles include "Follow You Home", "Still Waiting", "Regina", "Solarisis", "Take Me There", and "Give It A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Still Waiting (Japanese paper sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD 26.99

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HeatStill Waiting (Japanese paper sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/Vivid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $26.99
Great 80s work from Heat – a trio who definitely work primarily in soul, but who also aren't afraid of a catchy crossover hook either! There's a groove here that's smooth, but still nice and lean – really just the efforts of producer/instrumentalist Tom Saviano, who also arranged the whole thing – as a setting for the vocals of the other two members of the trio – a male and female singer who trade things back and forth in a wonderful way! A few shades to the mainstream, and the record might be more sedate AOR – but instead, the whole thing retains a nice soulful vibe throughout, and often beats the quality level of some of the bigger records from the time. Titles include "Follow You Home", "Still Waiting", "Regina", "Solarisis", "Take Me There", and "Give It A Chance". CD features bonus single edits of "Still Waiting" and "Follow You Home". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Still Waiting ... LP 16.99

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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Jo Jo GunneAsylum Recordings Vol 1 (Jo Jo Gunne/Bite Down Hard – bonus tracks) ... CD
Asylum/Wounded Bird, Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The first 2 albums for Asylum by post-Spirit rockers Jo Jo Gunne – the self-titled set and the follow-up Bite Down Hard – back-to-back with a couple of bonus tracks, to boot! Jo Jo Gunne the album, from 1972, is probably the they'd ever put out – a straight-forward set that's blends a bottom end heft with some swaggery bits of boogie and touches of southern rock – despite the band's LA roots. Titles include "Run Run Run", "Babylon", "I Make Love", "99 Days", "Flying Home" and more. Bite Down Hard rocks a bit harder still, but it grooves nicely, too – with some great harmony vocals and a nice bit of piano in the mix. Includes ""Ready Freedy", "Roll Over Me", "60 Minutes To Go", "Broken Down Man", "Rhoda" and more. 3 bonus tracks on Volume 2 of the Asylum Recordings – a demo version of "Rhoda", plus "Sally Pine" and "Rivers Rising". CD

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Pete JollySweet September ... CD
AVA/VSOP, 1963. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Great work from one of the grooviest pianists of the 60s – a player who could always keep things lively and swinging, even in a small combo session! The album's one of Pete Jolly's gems for the Ava label – a follow-up to his semi-hit Little Bird, and like that one, a record done with some slight additional help from Howard Roberts on a few tracks. But this time around, Roberts' work is only on a few of the titles – leaving Pete's core trio to take over most of the grooves themselves, building strongly from warmly rolling rhythms by Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, topped by Jolly's surprisingly soulful lines on piano – all in a blend that reminds us of the great balance between lyricism and groove we always find in the best work of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include "Sweet September", "Can't We Be Friends", "Any Number Can Win", "Soft Winds", "Oleo", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "Kiss Me Baby". CD

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Merry Go Round/Emmitt RhodesListen Listen – The Definitive Collection (Merry Go Round/American Dream) ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1967/1970. New Copy ... $9.99
The complete A&M recordings of The Merry Go Round and later solo act Emmitt Rhodes – lesser-remembered pop treasures from the end of the 60s, really sparkling nicely in this well-done set! The Merry Go Round's heard here on their one and only album for A&M – a self-titled set from 1967, done in a style that mixes some of the sunniness of the LA sound of the time with slightly introspective folksy touches, and a few moments that almost hint at a more British invasion sort of style. There's a depth here that reminds us of our favorite Hollies albums of the period – a ear that goes way beyond simple pop single stylings, but also never gets too bogged down in overly-complicated song structures. The balance is a hard one to pull off, but Merry Go Round do it perfectly – thanks to the creative vision of Emmitt Rhodes, who whote most of the tunes and sings lead vocals. Rhodes later stepped out on his own as a solo act, and is heard here on his 1969 album The American Dream, plus some additional bonus singles – all of which follow the Merry Go Round style nicely, but also get even more personal, and seem to pick up a few well-placed singer-songwriter touches along the way. The CD features a total of 29 tracks in all – plus some great notes that helps you reconstruct the history of Rhodes and the group. Titles include "You're A Very Lovely Woman", "Live", "Pardon Me", "Mother Earth", "Low Down", "Where Have You Been All My Life", "We're In Love", "Gonna Fight The War", "In Days Of Old", "Holly Park", "Come Ride Come Ride", and "Textile Factory". CD

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Garnet Mimms & Maurice MonkGarnet Mimms & Maurice Monk ... LP
Grand Prix, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An unusal package – but one that features some nice work from the great Garnet Mimms! This is one of those budget LPs that features some tracks by a famous artist, whose name is listed in big type, and other tracks by a lesser-known artist, listed in smaller type. Although this type of album can usually suck – it's actually a pretty nice batch of Garnet Mimms material from his pre United Artists days, and includes 6 tracks by him that you probably won't find easily elsewhere. Titles include "Let It Live", "How Long Will It Last", "My Heart Cries For You", and "Follow Me". Respectable cover, too, with a nice picture of Garnet – and much higher quality than the usual release on this sort of label. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RebirthBeing Thru The Eyes Of A Child ... CD
Rebirth, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Rebirth really stunned us with their massive debut – This Journey In – and nearly a decade later, they win us all over again with this long-awaited follow-up album! The set's got the group even sharper and more soulful than before – really steeped in that classic brew of righteous soul and jazzy funk – served up in a mode that puts them right in a legacy that includes the coolest cats from way back – like Roy Ayers, George Duke, or Norman Collors – with a similar blend of all the best elements at once, shaped at a level that few other artists could get this right! The set's not just a welcome breath of fresh air in the contemporary soul underground, but a record that easily matches your favorites from decades back – one of those rare instant classic records we hear these days – and a set that's got us really excited. Titles include "This Is Coming To", "Wasteland", "Religion To Me", "Show Em", "Come On Over", "Halfway", "Surrender The Pretender", and "Caterpiller". CD

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Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... CD
Universal, 1968. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Follow Me"," Sunny", "All I Need Is You Girl", "I Like The Sunrise", and "Yellow Days". CD

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TullySea Of Joy – Music From The Film By Paul Witzig ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Deeply introspective music penned for a 1970 Australian surf film – tracks that have a grounding in instrumental rock, but which also show plenty of trance-like and meditative modes as well! The titles are relatively short, but spin out with an open-ended quality that's almost like that of much longer instrumental jams – built up out of a spare and shifting assemblage of elements that include organ, flute, clarinet, piano, gong, and guitar – plus a bit of softly-sung vocals on a few numbers. There's an almost folk-like fragility to some of the tunes, but others have a more spacious feel that fits their use in a second-generation surf film nicely. Titles include "Cat Clarinet Mit Orgel", "Follow Me", "Pseudo Tragic Dramatic", "Sea Of Joy", "Thank You", "Softly Softly", "Syndrome", and "Down To The Sea". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Bobby VintonMy Elusive Dreams (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/SSJ (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Elusive work from Bobby Vinton – a set of tracks from those brief years when he'd emerged as a mature, masculine singer – after years of earlier pop, and before his later fame as the Polish Prince! The record's got an approach that's similar to other late 60s vocal dates by singers like Vic Damone or Jerry Vale – produced by Billy Sherrill in a style that's slightly smooth, but never too sleepy – thanks to arrangements from Hank Levine and Bill Walker. Vinton's not nearly as over-emotive as on the early records, and we really appreciate that restraint – on titles that include "Traces", "I Will Follow You", "Baby Take Me In Your Arms", "My Elusive Dreams" "Something", and "I'll Never Fall In Love". CD also features some bonus tracks from singles – including "Middle Of The Night", "Try A Little Tenderness", "May You Always", "Are You Sincere", and "When I Fall In Love". CD
 
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Mario Adnet & Jobim JazzMore Jobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2011. Used ... $5.99
A great follow-up to the first Jobim Jazz set from guitarist Mario Adnet – and in many ways, an even better-conceived version of the project! The difference this time around is that Adnet's been working through the concept in a live setting for a few years – and has come up with wonderfully rich arrangements that really push beyond any simple bossa remake sort of vibe – and instead show up the rich, complicated qualities that we've always loved in the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim – especially in the 70s years of his career! Adnet mostly plays acoustic guitar, but other instrumentation is full with horns – usually flutes and saxes that are intertwined beautifully, with a dipping, soaring sort of energy – not unlike some of the best arrangements by Moacir Santos. Titles include "Takatanga", "Mojave", "Boto", "Bonita", "O Homem", "O Barbinha Branca", "Samba De Maria Luiza", and "Deus E O Diablo Na Terra Do Sol". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP ... CD
Warp, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
The no longer hibernating Aphex Twin follows up 2014's excellent Syro LP with the appropriately-titled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP – a coolly experimental project that's a lot different that his other recent work, but it's a worthy left turn! It's indeed played with a lot of live instruments – drums, cymbals and all around prominent percussion, piano, strings and more – which feels fresh and alive, even if it is played through computer control. Hypnotic sounds from a modern master. CD
Also available Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP (with download) ... LP
Warp, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
The no longer hibernating Aphex Twin follows up 2014's excellent Syro LP with the appropriately-titled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP – a coolly experimental project that's a lot different that his other recent work, but it's a worthy left turn! It's indeed played with a lot of live instruments – drums, cymbals and all around prominent percussion, piano, strings and more – which feels fresh and alive, even if it is played through computer control. Hypnotic sounds from a modern master. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 EP ... CD 11.99

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenLower East Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. Used ... $8.99
A great follow-up to the previous collaboration between pianist Ehud Asherie and tenorist Harry Allen – this time titled after a darker corner of downtown New York! As with the other date, this one features no other instrumentation at all – just warmly expressive duets on piano and tenor – spun out with the kind of classic tones you'd expect from Allen's work with bigger groups, yet also more intimate and personal as well. Tunes are mostly older standards, evoking the Lower East of the postwar years, and the key clubs that used to grace that scene – and titles include "Hey There", "Thou Swell", "Sposin", "Portrait In Black & White", and "Some Other Time". CD

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✨✧ Burt BacharachLiving Together ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever for Burt Bacharach – and that's saying a heck of a lot, considering the greatness of all of his work! The record's a slightly-overlooked gem from Burt's 70s years – a record that steps off the compressed sophistication of his best 60s work for A&M, but pushes things slightly into even more adult territory – a space that's beyond simple instrumental pop, and which features complicated rhythms, amazing songwriting, and a batch of tunes so great, you'll be coming back to this one for years to come! The record leads off with the sublime "Something Big", a building vocal number that always sends chills down our spine – then follows with the skittish rhythm of "Monterey Peninsula", almost drum and bass at times! Even the mellower tracks are great – somewhat soulful, and always touched with unusual phrasings, timings, or jazzy changes that are simply mindblowing. Other tracks include "The Balance of Nature", "Lost Horizon", "Walk The Way You Talk", "Reflections", "Long Ago Tomorrow", and "I Might Frighten Her Away". CD

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Bana MaquisLeila ... CD
Dakar Sound (Netherlands), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
Rousing soukous from Tanzania! Throughout east Africa Congolese rumba remains a major force, Dar Es Salaam, in particular, has long been a hotbed for those Cuban-tinged sounds and the great Bana Maquis represents one of the best contemporary exponents of the tradition. Singer and band leader Tshimanga Assosa has a long and stored history, working in the great Negro Succes back in the Congo during the late 60s, co-founding Maquis de Zaire after moving to Tanzania in 1972, recording with Orchestre Makassy in the early 80s, and returning to the Maquis fold afterwards, with whom he cut numerous albums. This one was cut in the mid-90s, as the group retrenched following loads of personnel changes and revamped its sound while retaining those telltale vocal harmonies and bubbly electric guitar lines. Tracks include "Bana Maquis", "Afrika Amuka", "I Love You", "Famille Mabe", and "Selemani Maini". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterFruit Of Dreams (Ports Of Pleasure/The Sacred Idol) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy ... $3.99
2 rare slices of exotica by Les Baxter – back to back on one CD! The first half of the set features material from the album Ports Of Pleasure – a dreamy exploration of south sea ideals that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of Baxter's more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – mixing strings and woodwinds almost in a soundtrack-y mode – but always with the light sense of interplay that makes Baxter's work so great. Titles include "Monkey Dance Of Bali", "Pearls Of Ceylon", "Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea", "Hong Kong Cable Car", "Tramp Steamer To Singapore", "Harem Silks From Bombay", and "Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon". The Sacred Idol is a real standout set from the end of Les Baxter's run at Capitol Records – originally scored for a film that was never released, but a great set of tracks that more than stands strongly on its own! The theme here is a Mexican/Latin American one – explored by Baxter with his trademark blend of larger orchestrations and lighter exotica touches – often swirling around in an extremely evocative mode that makes us wish the film had been issued to the public, and at a few key moments even hinting at the funkier modes that would follow on some of Les' later work for other labels. Titles include "Aqueducts", "Gardens Of The Moon", "Pyramid Of The Sun", "Temple Of Gold", and "Procession Of The Princes". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesBeatles 65 ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Good+ ... $4.99
A great pre-Rubber Soul moment – with tracks that include "Honey Don't", "I Feel Fine", "Baby's In Black", "Mr Moonlight", "I'll Follow The Sun", and "No Reply". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Capitol pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Black SabbathParanoid ... CD
Warner, 1971. Used ... $4.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark drums – all topped by the instantly recognizeable screech of the young Ozzy Osborne! Guitarist Tony Iommi virtually redefines rock use of the guitar with this record alone – and the Oz follows suit with some of the creepiest vocals set to record ever. Titles include the classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", plus "War Pigs", "Planet Caravan", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Rat Salad". CD
Also available Paranoid ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Black SabbathParanoid ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark drums – all topped by the instantly recognizeable screech of the young Ozzy Osborne! Guitarist Tony Iommi virtually redefines rock use of the guitar with this record alone – and the Oz follows suit with some of the creepiest vocals set to record ever. Titles include the classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", plus "War Pigs", "Planet Caravan", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Rat Salad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Cover has ring & edgewear.)
Also available Paranoid ... CD 4.99

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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina ... CD
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". CD
Also available Quarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP 21.99

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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Quarta Pagina ... CD 18.99

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Dollar BrandAfrican Breeze ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Dollar Brand playing solo – but with a vibrancy that hardly makes you miss the other instruments at all! Most of the record features solo piano, but there's also a bit of bamboo flute as well – leading off the set and establishing this great organic vibe to the whole thing, which is then followed by Brand's long-spun, completely hypnotic lines on piano! The recording quality is wonderful – very clear and strong, and quite resonant too – and the set features two side-long long suites – "Africa" and "Reflection" – with shorter passages that move through the warm range of moods you'd find in Brand's other strong work from the time. Titles include "Ancient Africa", "Msunduza", "Single Petal Of A Rose", and "African Sun". CD

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Roy BrooksDuet In Detroit ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983/1984/1987/1989. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that Brooks interacts in the intimate setting with each player. Randy Weston begins with two longer introspections on the titles "Zulu" and "Waltz For Sweetcakes" – followed by Brooks and Woody Shaw on the spirited "Elegy For Eddie Jefferson" and the shorter "Jeffuso". Don Pullen follows on piano along with Brooks, on the tunes "Forever Mingus" and "Healing Force" – and the set's completed by Geri Allen on the titles "Samba Del Sol" and "Duet In Detroit". Great stuff all around, and a deeper side of Roy's talents than usual! CD

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James BrownThink ... LP
King, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track really sets the scene for the record – and James follows up with some other harder, sharp-edged tunes – offset by a few more deep-burning mellower soul tracks. Other titles include "You've Got The Power", "If You Want Me", "So Long", "Baby, You're Right", "I'll Go Crazy", "Good Good Lovin", and "I Know It's True". Reissued with the great original cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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David BrowneFire & Rain – The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, & The Lost Story Of 1970 ... Book
Da Capo, 2011. New Copy Hardcover ... $6.99 26.00
1970 – a key year for both music and politics on the global scene – one that's portrayed here through albums that include Let It Be by The Beatles, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel, and Deja Vu by Crosby Stills Nash & Young – plus the birth of Sweet Baby James! Music journalist David Browne spins the story of these records and the scene in which they emerged – a changing America poised between the decades, awash in radical politics and cultural change. The book balances facts and personal stories, and follows a rough timeline of the year – over the course of 368 hardcover pages. Book

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Ray Bryant TrioRay Bryant Trio/Dancing The Big Twist ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1956/1962. Used ... $16.99
2 of Ray's early albums for Columbia – back to back on one CD! Ray Bryant Trio is Ray's first full LP, recorded shortly after his initial session with Betty Carter, which was also issued by Epic. The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard. Other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". Dancing The Big Twist was recorded as a follow-up to Ray's Madison Time album – one that has Columbia Records letting him loose on another dance craze – the twist! The set has none of the hoke of a Chubby Checker record, though – and instead, it's one of Ray's best soul jazz sides of the 60s, an excellent sextet session that's done with a gutbuckety groove, and which really sparkles thanks to some tight horn work by Joe Newman, Buddy Tate, and Matthew Gee. Ray's heavy left hand grooves really jump the whole set up nicely – and titles include "Big Susie", "Twist On", "Twist City", "Twistin On A Cat's Paw", and "Do That Twist". CD
(Out of print.)

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Burning SpearMan In The Hills/Dry & Heavy ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice 2-fer CD that collects 2 great Burning Spear records, cut as he began his career away from Studio One. Dry & Heavy was the first full-length self-produced LP from Winston Rodney, and finds him returning to the solo vocal format, unlike the previous harmony trio setting he'd been working in around the time of the recording. Continuing with the same powerful roots message he laid down on his classic preceding LPs (Marcus Garvey, Social Living & Man In the Hills), and backed up by some mighty rhythms, this is some serious stuff. "Throw Down Your Arms" was the most standout track, but we like "Any River", "Black Disciples" & "It's a Long Way Around" are great, too. Man In The Hills was originally the follow up to the crucial Marcus Garvey set, and the second collaboration between Burning Spear and producer Jack Ruby. While the earlier Studio One sides are truly great, the work of the group (still a harmony vocal trio) at this point took the next step to classic status. Essential stuff, including the mighty title track, plus "No More War", "People Get Ready", "Groovy" & "Black Soul". 19 tracks in all. CD

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Ralph BurnsFree Forms (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1951. Very Good- ... $28.99
A great modern jazz-meets-strings session that follows from Burns' exploratory "Introspection" title for the Jazz Scene collection! Ralph pens some inventive charts that utilize a 15 piece chamber orchestra as backdrops for his own bold lines on piano, as well as some key solo bits from Lee Konitz on half the tracks. The sound is great throughout – modern, but never too academic to swing – and titles include "Places Please", "Cameo", "Lileth", "Spring Is", and "Someday Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean, but has a few light pressing bumps – nothing major, and plays pretty well. Cover has light wear, but is nice too – with just a Clef Records sticker near the top. Clef pressing.)

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Kenny BurrellLaid Back ... CD
Muse/Savoy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Obscure work from Kenny Burrell – material originally issued by Muse Records, most of it with a very laidback feel – as you'd guess from the title! The original sides were produced by Helen Keane, who'd done some of Bill Evans' greatest sets – and who had a real ear for the mellower side of the jazz spectrum. And for the record, she's got Kenny playing in a trio format that's very spacious – with only gentle accompaniment on bass and drums, and most of the sound on the set coming from the strings of Kenny's guitar. Following in the gentle spirit of the set, Kenny even plays an acoustic guitar on some numbers – making for a very different sound than usual. Some tracks are quite long, really letting Kenny open up on his solos – and titles include "So Little Time", "All Blues", "In A Mellow Tone", "In The Still Of The Night", "Tenderly", "Listen To The Dawn", and "You & The Night & The Music". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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