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Ghost NoteSwagism ... CD
RSVP/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Great sounds from Ghost Note – a group that's co-led by a drummer and a keyboardist who also plays more drums – which should give you an idea of the funky nature of the album! There's a fuller group on hand for most of the record – guitar, tenor, alto, flute, and more keyboards – but most numbers seem to start from the rhythms first, then layer on the instrumental elements – avoiding vocals for the most part, although there's some snippets of found spoken bits used throughout the set – mostly as commentary! Kamasi Washington guests on the tune "No More Silence", Karl Denson guests on "Weedie B Good", and other titles include "Swagism", "Dry Rub", "Bawllz", "What's Next", "Funk You Muthafunka", "The Lone Angel", "Trifelife", and "Milkshake". CD
 
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✨✧ Big Mean Sound MachineRunnin For The Ghost (with bonus download) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
These guys aren't mean at all – as their groove is so warm and rhythmically compelling, they feel pretty darn friendly right from the very first note! The music's a compelling hybrid of Latin, African, and other rhythmic modes – served up with a freshness that's a nice change from some of the straighter Afro Funk combos around – who often just seem to be rehashing a 70s vibe. Instead, these guys are really trying to find their own sound – sometimes by using a bit of dub or other effects – but never in a way that's overdone, or gets in the way of the acoustic musical elements at their roots. All tracks are instrumental, and were performed live for the recording – and titles include "Return Of The March", "Touring Van", "Another Grain Of Sand", "Runnin For The Ghost", "Seeing The Bigger Picture", and "Van Chatter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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Nels ClineCurrents Constellations ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Bold work from the Nels Cline 4 – a quartet that features two guitarists, both the leader and Julian Lage – working together here with the bass of Scott Colley and drums of Tom Rainey! There's a sharper, starker edge here than some of Cline's more ambitious projects in recent years – and both Colley and Rainey create a sense of urgency that's really echoed by the crashing work on guitar – lots of dark colors from both Cline and Lage, but in kind of an explosively tuneful way! Titles include "Swing Ghost 59", "Amenette", "River Mouth (parts 1 & 2)", "For Each A Flower", "Furtive", and "Imperfect 10". CD

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Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1963. Used ... $13.99
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! CD
(Out of print Rare Groove CD pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanOne Step Beyond (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $6.99
An amazing album – simply groundbreaking, and a key turn for Jackie McLean! The record features a group of hip young players – including a very young Tony Williams, plus Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, and Eddie Kahn – all playing in a spare contemplative modernist mode that would soon become known as "new thing" jazz. The four tracks on the album – "Frankenstein", "Ghost Town", "Blue Rondo", and "Saturday & Sunday" – are extremely stark, and even Hutcherson's often-warm vibes sound harsh and metallic, especially next to McLean's razor-sharp tone. The record's a real treasure – and never too out to be unenjoyable by fans of McLean's more inside work. Extremely compelling – and we sure wish they were making them like this again! Also includes a bonus alternate of "Saturday & Sunday". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nels ClineCurrents Constellations ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold work from the Nels Cline 4 – a quartet that features two guitarists, both the leader and Julian Lage – working together here with the bass of Scott Colley and drums of Tom Rainey! There's a sharper, starker edge here than some of Cline's more ambitious projects in recent years – and both Colley and Rainey create a sense of urgency that's really echoed by the crashing work on guitar – lots of dark colors from both Cline and Lage, but in kind of an explosively tuneful way! Titles include "Swing Ghost 59", "Amenette", "River Mouth (parts 1 & 2)", "For Each A Flower", "Furtive", and "Imperfect 10". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Currents Constellations ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Good Gracious! ... CD 13.99
 
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Brian B+ CrossGhost Notes – Music Of The Unplayed (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2017. New Copy ... $27.99 45.00
Fantastic photographs from B+ – an artist you might know for his important work in Wax Poetics, or his excellent album cover material – a creative talent who's grown tremendously over the years – and who's finally given his due in this beautiful book! The package is small, but deep – about the size of a 7" single, but with hundreds of pages of Cross' images – including shots of funky legends like David Axelrod or Shuggie Otis, images of LA street culture, and even photos from Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, and other farther-flung locales visited by B+ in his never-ending pursuit of global cultures! Cross gets plenty of props upfront – as the book features introductory text by both Greg Tate and Jeff Chang – but even without those notes, the hundreds of photos here are more than enough – stunning images that link the past and the future, and cross many boundaries in the process. 336 pages, hardcover, and full color throughout. Book

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✨✧ Reign GhostReign Ghost Featuring Lynda Squires (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Paragon/Out-Sider (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set that's a bit more tuneful and well-written than the first album by Reign Ghost – but a record that still has all the raw power and spooky feel of that debut! As before, the vocals are by male singer Bob Bryden and female singer Lynda Squires – who each take the lead at times, along with another male member of the band – but who often seem to occupy a different space, both lyrically and spiritually. This contrast gives the record a very weird sort of energy – like Grace Slick trying to break away from Jefferson Airplane, or those weird Velvet Underground moments when Lou Reed and John Cale sing in contrast. Titles include "Pudsy's Parable", "Mother's Got Troubles", "Long Day Journey", "Enola Gay", "Solar Nice", and "Breast Stroke Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – with a bonus insert of notes, too!)

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Krzysztof KomedaDance Of The Vampires (aka Fearless Vampire Killers) ... CD
Harkit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Vampire hunting never sounded so groovy – thanks to a sublime soundtrack by the legendary Krzysztof Komeda! The feel here is a bit like Komeda's better-known score for Rosemary's Baby – a blend of darker themes and lighter 60s styles – handled in a way that brings together dreamily drifting vocals, moodier atonal passages, and some slight hints of the modern jazz that Komeda was working on with his famous group of the time. Especially nice is the way that the album uses a floating wordless chorus – almost in the Alessandro Alessandroni mode, but spookier overall – like a vocal group of ghosts let loose from a graveyard! As cool as it is haunting – and wonderfully packaged here with notes in English and some great images too. Titles include "Herbert's Song", "Alfred In The Crypt", "Koukol Laughs", "Alfred Behind Sledge", "Sarah In Bath", "Shagal Leaving", and "Vampire Comes". CD

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Vampires Sound Incorporation (Manfred Huebler & SiPsychedelic Dance Party ... LP
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Not a real set of vampires working together to make music – but instead a mad studio collaboration from groovy German funkmeisters Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab – and one of the albums that formed the musical blueprint for the famous Vampyros Lesbos films from Jess Franco! This set's a very cool concept album – issued by Mercury at the end of the 60s in Germany, and immediately lost to the shifting sands of time – but with a vibe that easily rivals both the best sound library funk albums of the period, and some of the most unique German experiments to combine funk and psych! Given Huebler and Schwab's contemporary work on a lot of those projects they're perfect for the record – which mixes funky drums with Sigi's tripped-out guitars, Manfred's keyboards, and lots of other great work on electric sitar, Hammond, flutes, and lots of weird percussion. There's some cool voices that kind of drift in and out of the mix, at an abstracted level – but the whole thing's really an instrumental outing – and titles include "The Lions & The Cucumbers", "Ghosts Or Good & Bad Onions", "Drug CX9", "Psycho Contact (parts 1 to 5)", "The Message", and "Countdown To Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000! Includes booklet of notes, and movie poster too.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkVibration Continues – A Retrospective Of The Years 1968-1976 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 LP set of tracks from Roland's best moments over the Atlantic years. Included within are many hard to find cuts from albums that we almost never see any more. Titles include "Volunteered Slavery", "Black & Crazy Blues", "Rahsaanica", "Ninth Ghost", "Portrait Of Those Beautiful Ladies", and "The Inflated Tear". Lots more, and a good set of notes too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeled spots on front, unglued seams, and peeling on the bottom half inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ VariousThese Great Stars Are On Fire & Fury (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible rhythm & blues singles from Bobby Robinson's Harlem-based Fury and Fire labels from the mid 50s to early 60s – from post-doowop vocal gems to sax-heavy stormers to melodic early soul groovers and beyond – trailblazing gems that helped pave the way for indie soul and r&b for decades to come! Massive 3CD set with 75 tracks – with gems by Bobby Marchan, Tarheel Slim, Elmore James, Dee Dee Ford, Don Gardner, Arthur Crudup, Otis Scott, Mighty Joe Young, Mary Ann Fisher, The Upsetters, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lee Dorsey and many many more. Includes "I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) by Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords, "Number 9 Train" by Tarheel Slim, "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison, "Fannie Mae" by Buster Brown, "There Is Something On My Mind" (Parts 1 & 2) by Bobby Marchan, "Valarie" by The Starlites, "Empty Arms" by Mighty Joe Young, "Sugar Babe" by Buster Brown, "Mean Ole Frisco" by Arthur Crudup, "Ghost Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "Put On My Shoes" by Mary Ann Fisher, "New Kind Of Love" by Otis Smith, "Love My Baby So" by Ernie & Jean Terrell, "Debt Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "No Love As Sweet As Yours" by Johnny Jones and much more! Nice little booklet of notes, too. CD
(Limited edition of 2000!)

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Ennanga VisionEnnanga Vision ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
One of those records that definitely lives up to its cover – as it's not only a great mish-mash of styles, it's also got some 80s instrumental currents that might come as a surprise if you know other records on the Soundway label! The work recasts older elements of Ugandan music with old school keyboards and drum machines – all at a level that's almost in the territory of some of the best post-punk global experiments – such as work on the Crammed Discs label, and maybe some of the more creative groups from the French and Belgian scenes of the time! The notes describe the music in somewhat enigmatic terms – but there's a straightforward appeal that really makes the whole thing great – a quality that's very unique, and very different – all with a sensitive approach that never goes for easy sorts of gimmicks or tricks. Titles include "All This Blue", "Abbanna Kange", "Kampala Auto Chase", "Endongo Moogs", "Silimu", "Jaja", "New Sunshine", "Essembi", "Killing Ghosts", "Happy Birthday Wonder", and "Otim's War". CD

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Dizzy GillespieJazz In Paris – Dizzy Gillespie & His Operatic Strings Orchestra ... CD
Universal (France), 1952. Used ... $6.99
Dizzy and strings – a surprisingly great combination! Although it was Charlie Parker who first made famous the modernist "jazz with strings" approach, Dizzy does wonderfully here in the format – working in similar fashion with edgey backing from the "Operatic String Orchestra" in sessions recorded in Paris in the early 50s! The material was originally only issued as a number of separate 78rpm singles, but is brought together here with full notes and a few bonus tracks – making for a wonderful album that documents this really under-represented part of Dizzy's career. The solos are warm, but edgey – blown over the top of backings that shimmer with rich colors, but have a slightly modern bent. Titles include "Fine & Dandy", "Stormy Weather", "The Very Thought Of You", "Jalousie", "Sweet & Lovely", "The Man I Love", and "Ghost Of A Chance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousClose To The Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cold wave completists, eat your heart out – because this incredible 4CD set is overflowing with early analogue electronic gems from the UK scene – served up in a really beautiful book-style package that's overflowing with notes to support the superb selection of tracks! The music here is definitely on the colder side of the spectrum – that initial impulse on the UK scene to rework some of the German electronics of the period with leaner modes, and take them into even more inventive territory during the post-punk years – before things got too commercial in UK pop, or too overburdened with industrial posturing! The music here is from those great early years of labels like Cherry Red, Rough Trade, and other key UK indies – and the package features 60 titles that include "Fractured Smile" by Inter City Static, "RAM" by The Klingons, "Computer Bank" by Five Times Of Dust, "Holiday Camp" by Blancmange, "I Am Your Shadow" by Colin Potter, "Joe Goes To New York" by Adrian Smith, "Sedation" by O Yuki Conjugate, "In The Room" by Third Door On The Left, "Eco Beat" by DC3, "What A Day" by Throbbing Gristle, "Western Vein" by Konstruktivist, "Music To Save The World By" by Alan Burnham, "Kodak Ghosts Run Amok" by Eyeless In Gaza, "New Muzak" by Instant Automatons, "Robot Dance" by Sea Of Wires, "Mzui (extract)" by Gilbert & Lewis, and "Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer" by Muzlimgauze. CD

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✨✧ Chamber Of ChillsChamber Of Chills Vol 3 – November 1952 to September 1953 – Issues 14-19 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
One of the amazing horror comics published by Harvey Comics in the pre-code years of the early 50s – and a publication that was noted for its wealth of creepy stories and equally chilling images! Harvey may have been the home to Casper the ghost, but on the horror tip they were something else entirely – publisher of some of the most gruesome material in the years before comics got cleaned up in the mid 50s – with some of the best artists as well! Some of these stories are a clear attempt to copy the more famous style of EC Comics, but the Chamber Of Chills material also has a charm that's all its own – a rough approach to stories, which often leads to wonderfully lurid artwork – handled in this volume by Rudy Palais, Lee Elias, Rocke Mastroserio, Bob Powell, Don Perlin, Al Avison, Howard Nostrand, Jack Abel, and others – in stories that include "The Spider Man", "Vengeful Corpse", "Nightmare Of Doom", "The Living Mummies", "Black Passion", "Terrorvision", and more. 256 pages, full color, and hardcover. Book

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✨✧ German OakDown In The Bunker (3CD set) ... CD
Bunker/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of the period! Yet there's a brooding quality here that's different than Can, Faust, or other groups – maybe because German Oak were a duo without a very clear path forward, and also because recording an album in an underground concrete bunker was bound to produced some weird vibes on the session! One of the group members recalls in the notes that in the space, he couldn't help thinking of the trauma of WWII – and you can definitely hear that in the music, and see it in the look of the package – which carries tunes that include "Screaming Skeletons", "Missile Song", "Belle's Song", and "Nothing". This fantastic package offers up some great notes from the group – in both German and English – and also adds in rare material too – the tracks "Bear Song", "Happy Stripes On Cats", "Ghost Guitar", "Belle's Song (extended)", "Python Vs Tiger", "Giant Rock Boulder Golem", "Missle Song (extended)", "Harpy & Peregrine", and "Bear Song (alt version)". CD
 
 
 



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