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Marcos AmorimSea Of Tranquility ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautifully subtle guitar work from Marcos Amorim – a musician who plays an electric instrument, but can often make it feel as if waves of sound are just cascading out gently into the air – more tone than attack on the strings, with this style that's deft, but very unassuming – and which works especially well with the Fender Rhodes lines used on a good number of tracks on the album! The balance is key to Amorim's talents – as the whole thing would be too smooth or slick in the hands of someone else, but still has that up-close, personal vibe we loved in Marcos' other albums for Adventure. Other instrumentation includes bass and drums – and singer Delia Fischer appears on a few of the album's tracks, although the set is mostly instrumental overall. Titles include "Bolero", "January Ashes", "Dance Of The Five Princesses", "Sea Of Tranquility", "The Further Away The Closer I Get", "Sea Time", and "My African Goddess". CD

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... CD
Dakar/Brunswick, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). CD
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Also available Turning Point! ... LP 7.99

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Sealed ... $7.99
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Turning Point! ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Vernon GarrettI Made My Own World – The Modern & Kent Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Heavy soul from Vernon Garrett – a part of the west coast underground scene since the 60s, and a heck of a singer with a deep deep style! Vernon moved to LA in the late 50s, and over the course of the 60s, became a key part in that city's indie scene – forging a sound that was tight, yet which also bore traces of his deeper roots in the gospel scene of the plains. The style's a bit bluesy, a bit rootsy – with an overall approach that's most like some of soul work coming out of Louisiana and Mississippi at the end of the 60s. This set's one of the first in English to really do a great job of digging through Vernon's career – and includes a dozen rare singles from the 60s and 70s, a nice chunk of a live set cut with wife Jewel, and even a bonus instrumental reading of one tune! There's a total of 24 tracks in all, compiled with a great set of notes and new mastering – and titles include "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "Those Lonely Lonely Nights", "Baby (You Got What It Takes)", "Slow & Easy", "Shine It On", "I'm Guilty", "You & Me Together", "Going To My Baby's Place", "That's A Rockin Good Way", and "Sail On". CD

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Bernie Green & the Stereo Mad-MenMusically Mad ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
Very goofy stuff! The album is one of the maddest bachelor pad albums to come out on RCA during the late 50s – and it features a nutty set of tunes released in conjunction with Mad Magazine, whose Norman Mingo contributed a fantastic cover painting of Alfred E Neuman! Instrumentation is very percussive-heavy – and there's plenty of odd sound effects, like warbling brass, air-squeezed hands, clanging anvils, crazy voices, and "clinkerated chimes" – all of which makes for a cartoony sound that definitely fits the promise Mad spirit! Titles include "Anvils, Of Course", "Concerto For Two Hands", "Laughing Raymond", "The Green Bee", and "Give Me That Good Old Progressive Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... CD
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". CD

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Cleo LaineIf We Lived On Top Of A Mountain/Portrait ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1968/1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of pivotal albums from British singer Cleo Laine – both of which really have her finding her own groove! If We Lived On Top Of A Mountain is a set that's still got a fair bit of jazz in the mix, but which also has Cleo Laine using that wonderfully deep voice of hers to step into some cool, sophisticated territory of her own! Even the older tunes get this unusual vibe in the hands of arrangers Les Reed and Johnny Dankworth – and Dankworth gets to solo a bit on the record on alto, alongside Tony Coe on tenor, Laurie Holloway on piano, and Derek Watkins on trumpet. Laine's always in the spotlight, though – and this hip late 60s setting really brings on the best in her vocals – on titles that include the sublime title cut "If We Lived On The Side Of A Mountain", plus "Remind Me", "Song Without Words", "Sure As You're Born", and "Who Walks In When I Walk Out". Portrait is one of the groovier sides ever recorded by Cleo Laine – at one level an album that features some of her older approaches to American standards, but at another a record that's showing some key touches of the changes going on in British jazz at the time! The rhythms are much more pronounced than before – leaping around with some great jazzy changes on the best numbers, in a way that makes for inventive arrangements that really transform the tunes – and which seem to allow Cleo's weirdly floating style of singing to resonate more with the hipper, younger generation of jazz vocalists showing up on the European scene. Backings are by John Dankworth, and the album's got a great original called "Bossa Palma Nova", a wicked take on "Feeling Good", an unusual Mike Gibbs number called "Model Cities Programme", a fuzzy guitar take on James Taylor's "Night Owl", and a nicely trippy version of "Aquarius". But even the standards sound nice too – and they include "That Certain Feeling", "I Could Write A Book", and "The Look Of Love". CD

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BBR (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A crossover classic from the late 70s – a record that was born in the clubs, but bred in the mainstream – and the start of a very good relationship between Odyssey and RCA! The album will forever be known for its classic cut "Native New Yorker" – a seminal groover that balances disco rhythms with mainstream 70s soul – but overall, the record's got even more to offer than that gem – including some surprisingly well-done mellower cuts that really make great use of the vocals of Lillian and Louise Lopez. Production is by Sandy Linzer and Charles Calello – the latter of whom is clearly right at home with the groovers – and in addition to "Native New Yorker", other cuts include "Ever Lovin Sam", "You Keep Me Dancin", "Thank You God For One More Day", "Weekend Lover", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Golden Hands". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Weekend Lover (single rmx)" and "Native New Yorker (12" disco version)". CD

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VariousHearing Is Believing – The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962 to 1979 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The first-ever comprehensive look at the mighty talents of Jack Nitzsche – the arranger, songwriter, and producer who was part of the holy trinity of 60s pop, with a well-deserved place next to Brian Wilson and Phil Spector! Nitzsche first got his start working in the Spector mode – using arrangements that were full, rich, and rhythmic – building a wall of sound in the studio, and rolling around a strong electric bassline to create a "stepping" groove that packed a punch even on simpler pop numbers. The Nitzsche mode often used very full orchestrations behind the singer – not in a way that was syrupy or sleepy, but which really helped to push the full power of the vocals. As proof of that strength, the collection features work from a really wide wide range of artists – voices that you'd never expect to hear on one collection, but who come together beautifully under the godlike hands of Nitzsche. And although the title might imply that the work in the collection is from the 70s, there's really only a handful of tunes from later years, as 22 of the set's 26 numbers are from 1970 or earlier. Titles include "The Heart Of Juliet Jones" by Garry Bonner, "Wild Life's In Season" by Lou Christie, "I Could Be So Good To You" by Don & The Goodtimers, "Cheryl's Goin Home" by Bob Lind, "Rumble" by Jack Nitzsche, "Move Over Darling" by Doris Day, "Not For Me" by Bobby Darin, "Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann" by Round Robin, "Always Waitin" by The Paris Sisters, "Walk With A Winner" by Gene McDaniels, "Ashes The Rain & I" by The James Gang, "Sister Morphine" by Marianne Faithfull, and "It Happens Every Time" by Tim Buckley. CD

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VariousPrivate Wax Vol 2 – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Rare grooves that go way way past the usual disco and club you might know from the end of the 70s – music pulled from the farthest reaches of the American underground, and which is often quite different than more familiar soul that you might know from the time! The tracks here mostly circulated through the hands of hip DJs and discerning collectors of 12" singles – and they're brought back wonderfully here in this fab second volume of the Private Wax series! Styles are plenty soulful, and nicely avoid common disco modes – and instead move between early boogie and uptempo modern soul, with a fair bit of mellower groovers in the mix too. Titles include "Say You Want To Party" by The N Cee, "Live Today" by Moods, "Love Affair" by Starvue, "I Feel Good (Sean P edit)" by Wes Black & The Star West Orchestra, "Funk Power (Sean P Edit)" by Royal Flush, "Stay & Dance" by Nina Dunn, "Land Of Stuphph" by Sneak E, "Queen Of My Universe" by Infinity, "Dance It Off (Sean P edit)" by Rena, "Drop That Body" by Executive Force, "Groove With Me" by Larry Bailey, "Burning Flame" by Enlightenment, and "Keep That Fire Burning (Sean P edit)" by Lou Johnson. CD

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VariousShake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s/2000s. New Copy ... $8.99
A fresh and funky second Shake-A-Leg compilation from Perfect Toy – chronicling the styles spun at the Shake-A-Leg DJ nights, which shake up the Munich club scene on a monthly basis – with the best rare vintage and contemporary jazzy funk, Afro Beat and deep soul! You know you're in good DJ hands when the setlist plays like a 40 something year history of globetrotting, dancefloor ready jazz and funky soul – spanning the old(er) school styles of Charles Earland, Willis Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and more, plus contemporary torch carriers such as The Qualitons, Cesar's Salad and Deep Jazz. Compiled by Jerker Kluge and Tobias Kirmayer. Includes a deep funk revisit of "Zulu Walk" by Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Mighty Burner" by Charles Earland, "Jive Samba" by Willis Jackson", "Coincidence Of Circumstance" by Deep Jazz, "Sunny" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Presentations' by Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Branded" by CJ Leach and more. 15 in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousUnder The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from the club underground of the late 70s and early 80s – material that goes way beyond familiar disco and boogie, even into global grooves, thanks to the talents of the mighty Sean P! Sean's been a record fiend on the London scene for decades – and even back before most folks were paying a fortune for rare cuts, Sean was already getting his hands on the best – thousands of obscure 12" singles that he'd uncovered and brought together, in years that were well-before the more open market of the internet! Given that legacy, the collection is filled with tracks we can promise you haven't heard before – and which represent at very unique, very soulful side of the underground from the time – even a few Afro Funk currents that really set this volume apart from others in the series. Titles include "Y'Shua" by JP Robinson, "Easing" by George & Glen Miller, "Trinidad Rock" by King David, "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" by Mark IV, "On The One" by World Quake Band, "We Are The Stars" by The Stars, "Superman" by Don & Oli, "Around The World In 80 Seconds" by Nostromo, "Fame (Hi remix)" by Natural Hi, "Rorforofo Fight" by Ed Watson & The Brass Circle, and "Kowree Sambazzi" by Medina & Mensah. CD
Also available Under The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ VariousUnder The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Fantastic sounds from the club underground of the late 70s and early 80s – material that goes way beyond familiar disco and boogie, even into global grooves, thanks to the talents of the mighty Sean P! Sean's been a record fiend on the London scene for decades – and even back before most folks were paying a fortune for rare cuts, Sean was already getting his hands on the best – thousands of obscure 12" singles that he'd uncovered and brought together, in years that were well-before the more open market of the internet! Given that legacy, the collection is filled with tracks we can promise you haven't heard before – and which represent at very unique, very soulful side of the underground from the time – even a few Afro Funk currents that really set this volume apart from others in the series. Titles include "Y'Shua" by JP Robinson, "Easing" by George & Glen Miller, "Trinidad Rock" by King David, "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" by Mark IV, "On The One" by World Quake Band, "We Are The Stars" by The Stars, "Superman" by Don & Oli, "Around The World In 80 Seconds" by Nostromo, "Fame (Hi remix)" by Natural Hi, "Rorforofo Fight" by Ed Watson & The Brass Circle, and "Kowree Sambazzi" by Medina & Mensah. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Under The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... CD 16.99

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About April 27, 2016 (delayed)
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). CD features a bonus single mix of "It's So Good". CD
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Turning Point! ... LP 7.99
Turning Point! ... CD 4.99

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VariousMoaning, Groaning, Crying – A Galaxy Of Soul & R&B ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... About April 1, 2016 (delayed)
Sweet and funky west coast soul – lifted from the catalogs of Galaxy, Soul Clock, and associated indie labels! The set follows nicely on Kent's other Galaxy collections, and delivers a sock-hard assortment of tunes that show that the 60s west coast is every bit a deep soul source as points south and east! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard most of these tracks before – and although a few of them represent earlier work by artists that later went onto greater fame, there's a heck of a lot of under-discovered brilliance here – stacked back to back in a blistering set of 26 tunes, all supported by great notes on the material! Titles include "She's Looking Good" and "Hands Off My Girl" by Rodger Collins, "Moaning Groaning & Crying" by The Fuller Brothers, "Super Cool" by Pat Hunt, "Maybe They're Right" and "I Was A Fool" by Casanova II, "Drifting" by Claud Huey, "Don't Knock Me" by The Ebonys, "I Couldn't Find Nobody" by Lenny Williams, "Daddy Rollin Stone" by Ozz & The Sperlings, and "You're A Winner" by Harold Andrews. CD

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Junior KimbroughDo The Rump (green colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1980s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Benchmark early-to-mid 80s recordings by Mississippi blues great Junior Kimbrough – recorded at the University Of Memphis studios and eventually compiled as this great set – his first full length release! Kimbrough is alternately backed by George Scales and Earl Ayers on bass, Calvin Johnson and Allabu Juju/Winston Doxey on drums. Includes "Keep Your Hands Off Her", "I Feel Good, Little Girl", "You Better Run", "My Mama Done Told Me", "Please Don't Leave Me Baby", "Too Late Baby", "Walk With Me", "Done Got Old" and "Do The Rump!". 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Pete RockPetestrumentals 2 (with download) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The incredibly long awaited follow up to Petestrumentals, from legendary producer Pete Rock – and he's as fresh as ever! PR's style was never predicated on current fashion, and was always rooted in a love for both classic and obscure jazz and funk, music that also driven our own musical passions, and always will. It's hard-to-believe the first Petestrumentals came out all the way back in 2001, but it's no surprise at all that Pete Rock is still so strongly on point nearly 15 years later! Includes "Heaven & Earth", "PR 4 Prez", "Cosmic Slop", "On & On", "My My Baby", "One, Two, A Few More", "Clap Ya Hands (I Feel Good)", "Air Smoove", "Gonna Love You", "90s Class Act", "Make Me Feel Like", "BB Jones", "Dilla Bounce (RIP)", Accelerate", "You Know Dat", "Gonna Love You" and more. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Count BasieSwinging Count ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An interesting little album by Basie – most notable in that it features him playing a bit of organ, which is always a treat! Basie's not the greatest talent on the organ, but he is one of the first jazz players to use the instrument in a wider context, and hearing the album's a good way to check out the organ jazz scene and sound before Jimmy Smith got his hands atop the Hammond and shook the whole thing up! Players on the set include Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, Joe Newman, Buddy Rich, Henry Coker, and Ernie Wilkins – and titles include "Stan Shorthair", "Count's Organ Blues", "KC Organ Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basie Beat", and "Extended Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc pressing, with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Delfonics40 Classic Soul Sides ... CD
Philly Groove/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The genius of The Delfonics knows no bounds – and even though the trio rose to fame during the glory days of the harmony soul group, they still have a very special sound that really sets them apart from the pack! The Delfonics can be as sweet as the rest, but also have a way of singing with an undercurrent of tension, too – kind of this edgey quality that might be missed the first time around, but which really opens up upon repeated listenings – at a level that has us going back to the group's records again and again, still able to find something new after all these years! There's a really heartbreaking vibe to this work, but the approach isn't strictly lachrymose either – as love and loss are balanced equally, as is strength and sadness – all throughout this spectacular 40 track selection, which features a good deal of tracks from each of the group's first four albums, plus a few singles too. Titles include "Funny Feeling", "I'm Sorry", "Break Your Promise", "Let It Be Me", "Hot Dog", "Face It Girl It's Over", "Everytime I See My Baby", "Delfonics Theme", "I'm A Man", "Tell Me This Is A Dream", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Over & Over", "Didn't I", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "Walk Right Up To The Sun", "Hey Love", "With These Hands", "The Look Of Love", "Hurt So Bad", "You Can't Be Loving Him", and "I Gave To You". CD

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... LP
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hello Baby ... CD 11.99
 
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Sven LibaekSet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, slinky instrumentation, bubbling Hammond organ, and even a few bossa nova moments – all wrapped together beautifully in one of the most seductive soundtracks we've ever heard! There's never a dull moment here – and we'd rank this one right up there with Sven's excellent work for underwater adventures and sound library records too – every bit as individual as those, and filled with jazzy goodness. Titles include "Touching Hands", "Love Me", "The Set", "You'll Love It", "The Youngsters", "Partytime At Bronski's", "Start Growing Up Now", and "That's Peg's Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Lee PerryDubstrumentals – Kung Fu Meets The Dragon/Return Of Wax/Musical Bones ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1975. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Three hard to get and blazingly badass dub sets from the Upsetter and crew, pulled together to make one smoking double CD set. Kung Fu Meets The Dragon is one of the most sought after Upsetter sides, from the late Black Ark period, originally only issued in a small batch, and hopelessly hard to find for years. This excellent dub LP is as dope as all get out, from the kung fu imagery to the spare, funky dubs rolling along on heavy bass, quacking clavinet and earth shaking drums. Musical Bones is another lost, hard to get set, and delivers the same spacey goods: raw, gritty, funky jams cut at the Black Ark during the height of Perry's most creative period. Vin Gordon's trombone is pushed waaaay up to the front of the mix in these instrumental versions, which are basically dubs, though there's not too much in the way of echo drops and atom bomb reverb – but on this album that's just the way we like it, so we can feel every beat of the chunky rhythms! And Return Of Wax was pulled from from the same sessions that gave us the Kung Fu Meets the Dragon set, you know it's right. Tracked by Perry with Upsetters in 1975, these stripped down dubs feature some of the dopest, funky rhythms Scratch ever cut, while others have a super spare, loping Jamaican groove. The sound is crisp and tight, without the giant thunderclaps and echo drops you'd here in a Tubby mix, but chirping guitars and sublimely funky bass ducking in and out of the mix. 35 smoking jams in all, including "Enter The Dragon", "Hold Them Kung Fu", "Scorching Iron", "Black Belt Jones", "Skango", "Exit The Dragon", "Iron Fist", "Coco-Macca", "The Message", "Licky Licky", "Quinge Up", "Raw Chaw", "Four Of A Kind", "Voodoo Man", "Last Blood", "Deathly Hands", "Dragon Slayer", "One Armed Boxer", "Fists Of Vengeance", "Samurai Swordsman" and "Final Weapon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... $3.99
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but which still sounded better in the hands of Pieces Of A Dream than just about anyone else! Eva Cassidy sings a bit on the record, but there's plenty of instrumentals – many with some very nicely focused tenor lines from Ron Kerber – just joining the group for this release, but already helping them get a new voice. Titles include "Magens Bay", "After Dark", "We're All Alone", "Bassik Instinct", "Lights Out", "Let's Get Smooth", "Club Jazz (Quiet Storm mix)", and "Have A Little Faith". CD

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Nina SimonePhilips Years (In Concert/Broadway Blues Ballads/I Put A Spell On You/Pastel Blues/Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul) (7LP set) ... LP
Philips/Verve, Late 60s. New Copy 7LP ... $153.99 174.98
A massive document of some of the most important years in the career of Nina Simone – her mid 60s recordings for Philips Records, done at a time when she was really breaking out into a new style! The Philips sides perfectly capture all of the turbulent energy of the times – as Nina, not content to simply be a jazz singer, uses bits of folk, soul, and other American styles to expand her sound tremendously. The work is incredibly righteous – extremely powerful material that forever changed not only the sound of jazz vocals, but also the role of the female singer in American music. This beautiful package features 7 full albums, all with original artwork – and is set in a great slipcase that really looks wonderful. The set contains 75 tracks in all – the entirety of the albums Nina Simone In Concert, Broadway Blues Ballads, I Put A Spell On You, Pastel Blues, Let It All Out, Four Women, and High Priestess Of Soul – with classics like "Sinnerman", "Four Women", "Break Down & Let It All Out", "Work Song", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Feeling Good", "I Loves You Porgy", "Mississippi Goddam", and "Be My Husband". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSources – The Streetwise Records Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Streetwise/Harmless (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
An excellent collection of work from one of the coolest labels on the New York scene in the post-disco years – a company who definitely had their ear to the streets, and were able to work in a hip array of cutting edge sounds at the time! The music here all represents the next step that the New York scene took after the slowdown of disco – bits of hip hop, electro soul, boogie, and other new styles of grooves – some still with the warmth of the previous generation, others with some of the leaner, more keyboard and electric modes that were brewing in the mainstream, but always sounded better in the hands of underground talents like these! The package is one of our favorite so far in this excellent Harmless series – and like the rest, it's curated by Bill Brewster – with 33 tracks that include "Walking On Sunshine (12" mix)" by Rockers Revenge, "Funky Soul Makossa (12" mix)" by Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome, "Sucker DJs (12" mix)" by Dimples D, "Bop Til I Drop (12" bop mix)" by Larrice, "IOU (12" mix)" by Freeez, "Confusion (12" mix)" by New Order, "Girls Night Out (12" mix)" by Ladies Choice, "Coldblooded (12" dub mix)" by Al Baby Green, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (12" mix)" by Cuba Gooding, "Music Is The Answer (12" mix)" by Colonel Abrams, "Crash Goes Love (12" mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, "It's Yours (radio mix)" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Who You Stealin From (12" mix)" by Guru, "I Don't Need Your Handouts (12" mix)" by Citispeak with Jeanne Harris, "Funky Breakdown (12" mix)" by Awesome Foursome, "In The Night (12" mix)" by Zenobia, and "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12" dominant mix)" by Dominatrix. CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 7 – I Want A Boy ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay nestled deep in the mighty holdings of Warner – brought forth for this special Japanese-only series, in a sublime selection of cuts that features both solo female singers, and some excellent girl groups too! There's a few soul acts in the mix, but most of the material is in the rock and pop vein – with the kind of super-sparkly production you'd get on labels like Warner, Roulette, Josie, and Jubilee. This 7th volume features a nicely expanded take on the style – with a bit of soul, and some later gems too – titles that include "Wanna Make Him Mine" by The Emeralds, "The Trouble With Boys" by Little Eva, "I Want A Boy" by Ronnie & The Relatives, "You're Absolutely Right" by The Apollas, "All Of My Life" by Connie Stevens, "Tonight I Met An Angel" by The Parlettes, "You're No Good" by Dee Dee Warwick, "Come Go With Me" by Sugar & Spice, "Tomorrow's Fool" by Marian Angel, "Fine Fine Fine" by Judy Flint, "Hey Handsome Boy" by Jill Jackson, "Don't Laugh If I Cry At Your Party" by Tamiko, and "We Need To Be Loved" by The Teen Turbans. CD

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✨✧ Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip hop for the Gainsbourg fan? This Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Like Handsome Boy, Lovage is packed to the rafters with mysterious guest appearances, including the turntable and mixing skills of Kid Koala, Chest "Prince Paul" Rockwell, Afrika Bambaataa, and Maseo of De La Soul. Guest vocalists include Jennifer Charles of Elysian Fields, Damon Albarn, and Mike Patton. Tracks include "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell", "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)", "Anger Management", "Everyone Has A Summer They Want To Remember", "To Catch A Thief", "Lies And Alibis", "Book Of The Month", "Strangers On A Train", "Sex (I'm A)", "Tea Time With Maseo", "Herbs, Good Hygiene, & Socks", and the best song named after a bad Burt Reynolds movie ever, "Stroker Ace". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneCosmic Music ... CD
Impulse, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A set that really earns its title – as it's easily some of the most cosmic music John Coltrane ever recorded – and also kind of a way of saying goodbye to the planet, to leave his music in the hands of a next generation of creators! The album features material recorded by a Coltrane group in 1966, and an Alice Coltrane combo in 1968, after Coltrane's death – making it a great link between two moments in the group – especially since Pharoah Sanders plays tenor and Alice Coltrane plays piano on both tracks. The Coltrane tunes – "Manifestation" and "Reverend King" – both have a righteous raw power – and the Alice Coltrane numbers – "The Sun" and "Lord Help Me" – really showcase the slower-building spiritual energy that both she and Pharoah Sanders would carry on in their music. Great stuff throughout – and completely essential! CD

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✨✧ VariousDanny Krivit – Mr K Salsoul ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Mr Salsoul is right – because with all his years in the clubs, DJ Danny Krivit has done plenty to keep the legacy of Salsoul Records alive – as you'll hear in this killer 2CD set that offers up two different Salsoul mixes by Krivit! The first CD features Danny mixing up a variety of different remixes of Salsoul singles from the glory days of the New York club scene – and the second CD features another long mix, but made completely of new edits of tracks done by Krivit – those cool cutups that he really helped pioneer back in the day, as a way of focusing on the best elements of a groove! Titles include "My Love Is Free (DK edit)" by Double Exposure, "Love Thang (Tee Scott 12" mix)" by First Choice, "When I Come Home (12" mix)" by Aurra, "Handsome Man (DK edit)" by Sparkle, "Victorious (DK edit)" by Ripple, "We're Getting Stronger (DK edit)" by Loleatta Hollowa, "Here's To You (12" mix with acappella)" by Skyy, "IT's Good For The Soul (DK edit of Al Kent edit)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "Thousand Finger Man (12" mix)" by Candido, and "Let No Man Put Asunder (DK edit)" by First Choice. CD

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✨✧ DictatorsDictators Go Girl Crazy! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Snotty New York proto-punk with more than just an undercurrent of comedy running through the beefy tunes, and a heavy dose of good ol' swagger! The Dictators are truly, completely punk – even if Go Girl Crazy pre-dates the genre classification by a year or so – and even if their groove is closer to a crotch thrusting, garage version or parody (?) of Bad Company than it is the more revolutionary CBGBs bands. These are punks in the truest sense – sarcastic and ironic. Handsome Dick Manitoba and the boys run through 9 numbers on the classic original album – "The Next Big Thing", "I Got You Babe", "Back To Africa", "Master Race Rock", "Teengenerate", "California Sun", "Two Tub Man", "Weekend", "(I Live For) Cars & Girls" and more. This great 40th anniversary edition has a killer batch of bonus material, too! 2 classic tracks are re-mixed by Dictators devotee Andrew WK – "Two Tub Man" and "Weekend" – plus a bunch of great outtakes, alternate versions and more from the original sessions. 18 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but which still sounded better in the hands of Pieces Of A Dream than just about anyone else! Eva Cassidy sings a bit on the record, but there's plenty of instrumentals – many with some very nicely focused tenor lines from Ron Kerber – just joining the group for this release, but already helping them get a new voice. Titles include "Magens Bay", "After Dark", "We're All Alone", "Bassik Instinct", "Lights Out", "Let's Get Smooth", and "Have A Little Faith". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Goodbye Manhattan ... CD 3.99
 
 
 



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