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✨✧ GQDisco Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Not just disco nights, but some great mellow moments too – a wonderfully well-rounded classic from this great quartet – as tight and groovy as it is cool and classy! By the time of this debut, the group had already had plenty of 70s soul experience as The Rhythm Makers – a previous name for the lineup, and a combo with a great reputation for dancefloor grooves that were tight, but never too uptight – kind of the best funky soul styles of the time! This album definitely continues that tradition, with a sound that's leaner than most mainstream disco of the time – and really well put-together, in a way that also has them slowing down to hit some great ballads and mellower steppers too. The album features the massive disco title cut – "Disco Nights" – and a beautiful reworking of Billy Stewart's classic "I Do Love You" – with a sound that's faithful to the original, but a sweet stepping groove that's made it a favorite for years! Other cuts include "Boogie Oogie Oogie", "Spirit", "Make My Dreams A Reality", "It's Your Love", "I Do Love You", and "Wonderful". Bonus tracks include "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" version)", "Disco Nights (12" version)", "Disco Nights (7" version)", "Make My Dreams A Reality (7" version)", and "I Do Love You (7" version)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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GQFace To Face ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Wonderfully solid grooving from GQ – an album issued a few years after their bigger hits, but still plenty great overall! The trio have a great way of laying out a sweet harmony without getting too cloying, nor too poppy – and the best cuts here glide along beautifully in a mellow or midtempo mode! There's a tightness here that reminds us of Tavares or The Main Ingredient at their best – but a bit more modern soul overall, and often with a very slight nod towards the growing 80s groove mode. Titles include "Face To Face", "I Love", "Sad Girl", "Shy Baby", "Shake", "You've Got The Floor", "Dark Side Of The Sun", and "Boogie Shoogie Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, hype sticker, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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GQStanding Ovation – The Story Of GQ & The Rhythm Makers 1974 to 1982 ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A great little package that offers up a long-overdue look at the full talents of the legendary GQ – not just the group's big hits during their club classic years, but also their early roots as the excellent Rhythm Makers funk ensemble! This overstuffed package offers up plenty from both eras of the combo – showing their amazing tight funk style from the mid 70s, which morphed into the fuller GQ sound on Arista Records – always with a sharply rhythmic vibe that made these guys way hipper than any of the countless disco acts to show up at the time – especially once the 80s groove years came along, and they could show off some of their jazzier styles too! The package is a dream – 31 tracks that are all expertly chosen – our favorites from the best GQ albums, plus rare singles, remixes, and even all the best Rhythm Makers titles too – cuts that include "Zone", "Try Smurfin (long version)", "Disco Nights (rmx)", "Prime Cut", "Sitting In The Park", "Sad Girl", "Shy Baby", "Dark Side Of The Sun", "Is It Cool", "Make My Dreams A Reality", "Shake (long version)", "Standing Ovation (long version)", "It's Your Love", "GQ Down", "Soul On Your Side", "Touch", "Monterey", "Spirit", "Lies", "Wonderful", "Don't Stop This Feeling", "Reason For The Season (long version)", "You're Never Too Old", and "Boogie Oogie Oogie (long version)". 2CDs, new mastering, and great notes too! CD

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✨✧ GQGQ Two ... LP
Arista, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Completely sublime grooves from GQ – a second set that's almost even better than their first – thanks to perfect production, and wicked rhythms that are right on the money, track after track! The group start the set with a flurry of upbeat grooves that really show the full potential of ensemble funk at the end of the 70s – tight cuts that steer far from any disco or dancefloor cliches, and which have a bass-heavy sound that's completely infectious! Then, they flip things over with an equally great batch of ballads – mellow cuts that show that the group can handled the slower side of the tempo scale too – a perfect balance that really earns them the class you'd guess from a name like GQ. The set features a killer remake of Billy Stewart's "Sitting In The Park", plus the cuts "Standing Ovation", "Is It Cool", "Someday In Your Life", "Lies", "GQ Down", "Don't Stop This Feeling", and "Reason For The Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & flaking along the bottom.)
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✨✧ VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 1 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few years, but working together here in a 3CD set that's overflowing with grooviness! The set features a total of 41 tracks in all – and titles include "Disco Nights (12" version)" by GQ, "I Can't Fight Your Love (7" version)" by The Modulations, "Stars In Your Eyes (special disco rmx)" by Herbie Hancock, "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain (7" version)" by Billy Griffin, "Heaven Sent (12" version)" by Stanley Clarke, "Juicy Fruit (voc)" by Mtume, "Firestarter" by Tease, "Giving Myself To You (ext east coast version)" by Glenn Jones, "Anything Worth Having (7" version)" by Johnny Kemp, "Love Is Just The Game (Jellybean rmx)" by Peter Brown, "I Just Got To Have You (single version)" by Kashif, "Dazz (Dazz disco mix)" by Brick, "Grand Theft (7" mix)" by Chocolate Milk, "You" by The McCrarys, "All In The Way You Get Down (rmx)" by Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, "Encore (ext version)" by Cheryl Lynn, "Reach Out (12" mix)" by George Duke, "Show Me The Way (ext version)" by Regina Belle, "Risin To The Top (7" mix)" by Keni Burke, and "Mainline" by Black Ivory. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch 70s – Boogie Wonderland (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99
The 12" single is a format that only makes a good thing better – as it often allows for a bit more space to let a track open up, especially when in the hands of the right producer! The 31 tracks on this set are a perfect illustration of that fact – as they represent a huge wave of 12" single releases from the early years of the format – mostly tracks by bigger artists of the time, but served up here in versions that really top the album versions and the smaller 7" single takes. Almost all the selections here are mixes done for the 12" vinyl format at the time – and they work together wonderfully in a selection of grooves from labels that include Columbia, Epic, and Philadelphia International. Tracks include "Bourgie Bourgie (12" version)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Blame It On The Boogie (12" single version)" by The Jacksons, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (12" version)" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Boogie Wonderland (12" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "I Love Music (12" version)" by The O'Jays, "Boogie Nights (12" single)" by Heatwave, "Native New Yorker (12" disco)" by Odyssey, "Love Magic (12" version)" by John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, "Disco Nights (12" disco version)" by GQ, "Lovin Is Really My Game (12" version)" by Brainstorm, "Gotta Go Home (ext version)" by Boney M, "No One Home (12" version)" by Lalo Schifrin, "Shame (12" version)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Let's Love Tonight (12" version)" by Gary's Gang, "Dance Little Lady Dance (12" version)" by Tina Charles, "TSOP (special 12" version)" by MFSB with Three Degrees, "That Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Was That All It Was (12" version)" by Jean Carn, "How's Your Love Life Baby (special 12" version)" by Jackie Moore, "I've Got The Next Dance (12" disco)" by Deniece Williams, and "Star Love (disco version)" by Cheryl Lynn. CD

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✨✧ Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very tight vamping by the band, and a wikki-wikki funky sound that's totally great! Many of the tracks on the set make good use of moog or keyboards – never too much, but just the right dose to spook things up a bit – and although many of the cuts have vocals, the overall focus is still in the instrumentation – which always comes across pretty darn great, and which is played with incredible precision throughout! The combo later morphed into GQ, but they've got a much rawer sound here – and titles include "Can You Feel It (parts 1 & 2)", "You Better Believe It", "Soul On Your Side", "Zone", "Funk N You", and "Street Dreamin". CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – 10 in all – with the unreleased cuts "Position", "Wonderful", and "Lover's Lane" – plus "Can You Feel It (orig special disco 12")", "You're Never Too Old (single)", "Prime Cut (single)", "Touch (single)", and "How Much I Love You (single)". CD

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✨✧ Jonathan LethemEcstasy Of Influence – Nonfictions Etc (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jonathan Lethem is a writer that we totally love – an author who's given us great novels and short stories over the years – and who, somehow between that ever-growing creative output, manages to write a good deal of essays and other articles too! We're not sure when Lethem ever finds time to sleep – but we're also always glad when we see his name in print – sometimes a book review, or an introduction to another author's work, or even liner notes to a record – such is the man's never-ending array of writing! This book collects Lethem in all those many different settings – a stunning array of essays that touch on topics that include science fiction (a longtime love), popular music, contemporary fiction, modern art, 9/11, comic books, films, Brooklyn, and even personal memoir – all handled with the kind of perception and wit that we love in his fiction. The book is a hefty 437 pages – and includes pieces that originally ran in Rolling stone, New York Times, GQ, McSweeny's, Nerve, Village Voice, and many other publications. Book

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✨✧ VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 2 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes or singles, and lots more are reissued from the new versions on their CDs! The 3CD set features 48 tracks in all – a hell of a deal – and titles include "Sugar Free (DEO radio rmx)" by Juicy, "Your Personal Touch (dance version)" by Evelyn King, "Closer Than Friends (12" version)" by Surface, "Automatic (12" rmx)" by The Pointer Sisters, "Use It Up Wear It Out (edit)" by Odyssey, "I'm So Excited (ext version)" by The Pointer Sisters, "Let's Groove (special rmx holiday version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Give It Up (12" version)" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "Rockit (12" version)" by Herbie Hancock, "Slip N Slide (7" version)" by Roy Ayers, "Betcha By Golly Wow (7" version)" by Norman Connors, "I Do Love You (7" version)" by GQ, "Begin The Beguine (disco version)" by Johnny Mathis, "Gangsters Of The Groove (UK 12")" by Heatwave, "This Is It (12" version)" by Melba Moore, "Rock The Boat" by Hues Corporation, "Insatiable Woman (12" version)" by Isley Jasper Isley, "You Are My Everything (ext version)" by Surface, "No One In The World (alt version)" by Dionne Warick, "Help Yourself To My Love (12" version)" by Kashif, and "Hi How Ya Doin (gravity mix)" by Kenny G. CD
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Paul YoungquistPure Solar World – Sun Ra & The Birth Of Afrofuturism (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2016. New Copy ... $22.99 27.95
A great book that looks not just at the music of Sun Ra, but also the theory behind it – the special take on reality, and interstellar philosophy that made Ra as important a thinker as he was a musician! The music is approached from a theoretical framework that's extremely illuminating – especially if you only know some of the Arkestra records at face value, and not in the larger context of Sun Ra's ideas – and the author includes plenty of history to illuminate the ideas, but in ways that are nicely different than some of the previous books on the subject. The whole thing is a really great look at the transformative power of the music of Ra – that quality that's always made him far more than just another avant jazz musician, and instead a figure of inspiration and social change to decades of listeners who have followed his sound. Very well researched, with copious notes – 346 pages, hardcover. Book

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