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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Zappa, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank ZappaBig Mother Is Watching You - 1984 Tour ... LP
Ministry Of Information, 1980s. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank ZappaHot Rats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Other titles include "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank ZappaJoe's Garage Act 1 ... LP
Zappa, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Titles include "Wet T Shirt Nite", "Toad O Line", "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee", and "Joe's Garage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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Frank ZappaJoe's Garage Acts 2 & 3 ... LP
Zappa, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Zappa, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Amazing sounds from Frank Zappa – and a record that showed the world that he was also one hell of an arranger too! The album's got all the offbeat, tripped-out qualities that you'd expect from late 60s Zappa – but at times, it's also got this tightness that's really amazing – almost as if Frank's showing the world that he can easily do the same things as the studio wizards of LA pop – but chooses to keep most of his efforts on the wrong side of the tracks! There's plenty of larger backings at points – handled by some of the cream of the crop of the LA studio and jazz scene – but other moments are pretty darn raw, and have a gritty, almost homemade sound collage feel. LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank ZappaRollo/Portland Improvisation (10 inch clear vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Zappa, Early 70s. New Copy ... On April 22, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 23. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Frank ZappaStudio Tan ... LP
DiscReet, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank ZappaYou Are What You Is ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1981. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Frank Zappa/London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra Vol 2 ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1987. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaApostrophe ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaChunga's Revenge ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ and heavy keyboards – and other players include Aynsley Dunbar on drums, giving the whole thing a great punch at the bottom – plus Mothers luminary Ian Underwood on more keyboards and electric alto sax, Jeff Simmons and Max Bennett on bass, and Frank himself on some mighty amazing guitar! Titles include "The Clap", "Chunga's Revenge", "Tell Me You Love Me", "The Nancy & Mary Music", "Twenty Small Cigars", and "Would You Go All The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaFrank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaMan From Utopia ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaShip Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features the classic "Valley Girl" – plus "Drowning Witch", "Teen Age Prostitute", and "I Come From Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaSleep Dirt ... LP
DiscReet, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Frank ZappaWaka/Jawaka ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff from Frank Zappa – a set that still has all the freak-out feel of the early years, yet which also shows a real maturation in his arrangement styles as well! The instrumentation is fantastic – not just great guitar from Frank, but heavy keyboards from George Duke, slide guitar from Tony Duran, raw drums from Aynsley Dunbar, and even some great horn arrangements that bring in a jazzy undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost grounding the free-form energy of the band's impulses with a sophisticated groove that really makes you take them seriously! Titles include the side-long "Big Swifty" – plus "Waka/Jawaka", "Your Mouth", and "It Might Be A One Shot Deal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank ZappaZappa In New York ... LP
DiscReet, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frank Zappa live in the 70s – working with a surprisingly hip large ensemble, with all the sharp changes and unusual moments of his classic studio albums! Like some of Zappa's other concert performances, there's an approach that steps a few years back – clearly to please the group coming to hear their favorites, but in a way that also offers up a nice sharpening-up of the music too – especially given that the whole thing's happening live on stage! There's some great jazz help here – horns from The Brecker Brothers, Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, and Tom Malone – plus wonderful vibes from Dave Samuels and keyboards from Eddie Jobson – and even a bit of narration from Don Pardo. Titles include "I'm The Slime", "Titties & Beer", "Cruisin For Burgers", "The Illinois Enema Bandit", "Punky's Whips", "Big Leg Emma", and "Sofa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Censored version.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaZoot Allures ... LP
Warner, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Zappa & The MothersOver-Nite Sensation ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Frank Zappa's biggest-selling albums of the early 70s and it's also one of his best ever! Over-Nite Sensation finds Zappa's leftfield weirdness and sly social satire at play within adventurous, but accessible arrangements. It's got some early fusiony rock bits paired with heavy drums and muscular rock riffs – and it's a hell of a great sound! The songs themselves are sharp here, too. If forced to make a list of favorite Zappa songs, it'd certainly include "Camarillo Brillo", which kicks this record off – and other titles include "I'm The Slime", "Montana", "Dinah-Moe Humm", "Zomby Woof", and "Dirty Love". Features keyboards from George Duke and violin from Jean Luc Ponty – plus horns by Ian Underwood, Sal Marquez, Tom Fowler and Bruce Fowler – plus percussion by Ruth Underwood and amazing drums by Ralph Humphrey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, a center split on the bottom seam, and some pen inside the gatefold.)
 
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George DukeShine On – The Anthology – Epic Years 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A tremendous run of music from the great George Duke – an artist who'd already spent many years in the jazz and soul world before hitting his time at Epic Records – where he really took off on a great run of tracks like this! Duke started out as a straight jazz player in the 60s, then worked a bit with Frank Zappa on some really far-out sounds – and also got the chance to cut a run of fantastic spacey fusion sets for the MPS label – all experience that gave him plenty of time to try out new ideas on the keyboards, and find the right sort of space for his musical soul. At Epic, George took all those ideas and experience, and forged them down into some wonderful sounds that effortlessly blended soul, jazz, funk, and fusion – to a level that instantly made Duke the leading light in his field, and a creative talent who helped give exposure to a lot of other artists too. This smoking set features 38 tracks from those years – a really wonderfully-chosen collection that does a great job of touching all the right bases, and including some of our favorite George Duke material from the Epic recordings! Titles include "Reach For It", "Scuse Me Miss", "Yeah We Going", "Dukey Stick (parts 1 & 2)", "I Am For Real", "Movin On", "Pluck", "Brazilian Love Affair", "Games", "Shine On", "Dream On", "Reach Out (parts 1 & 2)", "Secret Rendezvous", "Heroes (voc)", "Dukey Stick (long version)", "Party Down", "Son Of Reach For It", "Finding My Way", "Positive Energy", "Thinking Of You", "Celebrate", "You Are The Light", "Say That You Will", "You & Me", "Don't Let Go", and "The Way I Feel". CD

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Kiyoshi TanakaBritish Rock Live In Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Teichiku/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Don't think "British rock", think "electric jazz" – as the set features some long, jamming instrumental workouts that are more in a heavy fusion mode overall! The group's a quintet – led by drummer Kiyoshi Tanaka, and featuring organ, guitar, bass, and some very cool electronics too – used in ways that touch up the tunes nicely, and bring out some spacey currents in the music, especially during some of the few mellow moments! These guys are definitely influenced by the more progressive rock sounds of the period, but never feel the temptation to vocalize at all – and titles include "Echoes", "Jimi Hendrix Mad Song", and the long "Trip To West Coast From Britain" – with segments dedicated to Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Frank Zappa, Uriah Heep, and the Grateful Dead. CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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✨✧ George DukeShine On – The Anthology – Epic Years 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous run of music from the great George Duke – an artist who'd already spent many years in the jazz and soul world before hitting his time at Epic Records – where he really took off on a great run of tracks like this! Duke started out as a straight jazz player in the 60s, then worked a bit with Frank Zappa on some really far-out sounds – and also got the chance to cut a run of fantastic spacey fusion sets for the MPS label – all experience that gave him plenty of time to try out new ideas on the keyboards, and find the right sort of space for his musical soul. At Epic, George took all those ideas and experience, and forged them down into some wonderful sounds that effortlessly blended soul, jazz, funk, and fusion – to a level that instantly made Duke the leading light in his field, and a creative talent who helped give exposure to a lot of other artists too. This smoking set features 38 tracks from those years – a really wonderfully-chosen collection that does a great job of touching all the right bases, and including some of our favorite George Duke material from the Epic recordings! Titles include "Reach For It", "Scuse Me Miss", "Yeah We Going", "Dukey Stick (parts 1 & 2)", "I Am For Real", "Movin On", "Pluck", "Brazilian Love Affair", "Games", "Shine On", "Dream On", "Reach Out (parts 1 & 2)", "Secret Rendezvous", "Heroes (voc)", "Dukey Stick (long version)", "Party Down", "Son Of Reach For It", "Finding My Way", "Positive Energy", "Thinking Of You", "Celebrate", "You Are The Light", "Say That You Will", "You & Me", "Don't Let Go", and "The Way I Feel". CD
Also available Shine On – The Anthology – Epic Years 1977 to 1984 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Lord BuckleyMost Immaculately Hip Aristocrat ... CD
Straight/Enigma Retro, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest recordings ever made of the mad mad Lord Buckley! The album was issued in the late 60s for Frank Zappa's Straight label – but it features material recorded more than a decade before – at a time when Buckley was still alive, and one of the most bad-rapping comedian's to ever hit a stage. The approach is somewhat freer than some of Buckley's earlier sides – allowing the ersatz comedian a chance to really riff on a variety of subjects – talking with almost a jazz improvisational energy, in the way that made him a big favorite for the beat generation. The overall nature of the record is kind of hard to pin down – as it's not really comedy, just more of a freewheeling spoken session that's a bit jive, a bit beatnik, and plenty darn crazy! Titles include "The Raven", "The King Of Bad Cats", "Governor Slugwell", and "The Hip Einie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wigwam/TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 3 & 4 – 1973 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two sets of rare recordings from the Finnish Broadcasting vaults – both issued here for the first time! Wigwam have an approach that's maybe tighter and more song-focused than some of the more freewheeling, progressive Finnish rockers of the time – a style that still stretches out, but which has some of the focus of the UK jazz rock scene of the start of the 70s – as bold instrumental solos mix with more personal vocal moments, including some English language lyrics! The group features Jukka Gustavson on organ and Jim Pembroke on electric piano – both of whom sing – plus electric bass from Pekka Pohjola, who also did some fusion work in the 70s, and drums from Ronnie Osterberg. The focus on keyboards without guitar makes for a nicely unique sound – as does the group's ability to soar one moment, and come back to earth the next – on titles that include "Grass For Blades", "Fairyport", "Nipistys", "Marvelry Skimmer", and a version of John Lennon's "Imagine". Next up is searing prog from Taivaanvuohi – one of those hard-burning Finnish groups that made that nation's scene so amazing back in the 70s! There's a dexterity here that rivals the best UK, Italian, or German groups of the time – a post-fusion blend of electric elements and reed lines – all set to complex rhythms, but opening up with some more emotive solo lines too – a tunefulness that goes way beyond simple jamming! Tarmo Rosenlund provides the vocals, but the instrumental side of the group is often more prominent – especially the alto and flute lines from Pertti Paivinen, and guitar from Sami Hurmerinta – both driven on strongly by the excellent bass and drums. Titles include "Forward Bound", "Drop Drag", "Shedding", "Gloom/Muukalaiset Yossa", and a version of Frank Zappa's "Orange County Lumber Truck". CD

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✨✧ Judy Henske & Jerry YesterFarewell Aldebaran (starburst vinyl pressing) ... LP
Straight/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album as tripped-out as its cover – served up by ex-folkie Judy Henske, and underground talent Jerry Yester – who you may know from his work in the studio, and his stint in The Lovin Spoonful! The sounds here, though, are completely different from anything you might expect from the duo's heritage – weird and wild enough to get original issue on Frank Zappa's Straight label – and years ahead of its time! Henske can draw vocally on a longer legacy of folk, but transform her approach with much more of a mind-blown late 60s style – which really gets opened up by Yester's contributions, which really have that special spark he brought to his production work for other artists – and which can bring sinister currents to some of the songs. Titles include "Snowblind", "Horses On A Stick", "Three Ravens", "Raider", "Rapture", "Charity", and "Farewell Aldebaran". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 1st pressing of 1500 on multi colored vinyl – with 8 page booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Judy Henske & Jerry YesterFarewell Aldebaran (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Straight/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album as tripped-out as its cover – served up by ex-folkie Judy Henske, and underground talent Jerry Yester – who you may know from his work in the studio, and his stint in The Lovin Spoonful! The sounds here, though, are completely different from anything you might expect from the duo's heritage – weird and wild enough to get original issue on Frank Zappa's Straight label – and years ahead of its time! Henske can draw vocally on a longer legacy of folk, but transform her approach with much more of a mind-blown late 60s style – which really gets opened up by Yester's contributions, which really have that special spark he brought to his production work for other artists – and which can bring sinister currents to some of the songs. Titles include "Snowblind", "Horses On A Stick", "Three Ravens", "Raider", "Rapture", "Charity", and "Farewell Aldebaran". Also features 5 bonus tracks – "Merry Go Round", "Zanzibar", "Moods For Cellos", "Divers Asleep", and an instrumental demo of "Charity". CD

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✨✧ TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 4 – 1973 (with bonus download) ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing prog from Taivaanvuohi – one of those hard-burning Finnish groups that made that nation's scene so amazing back in the 70s! There's a dexterity here that rivals the best UK, Italian, or German groups of the time – a post-fusion blend of electric elements and reed lines – all set to complex rhythms, but opening up with some more emotive solo lines too – a tunefulness that goes way beyond simple jamming! Tarmo Rosenlund provides the vocals, but the instrumental side of the group is often more prominent – especially the alto and flute lines from Pertti Paivinen, and guitar from Sami Hurmerinta – both driven on strongly by the excellent bass and drums. Titles include "Forward Bound", "Drop Drag", "Shedding", "Gloom/Muukalaiset Yossa", and a version of Frank Zappa's "Orange County Lumber Truck". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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