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✨✧ Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of oversaturated pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", "Distant", "You're In Good Hands", "Sky High" and "If We Loved". This remastered version from Big Break UK includes bonus mixes: "Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single Mix)", "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" New Boogie Mix)" and "Disco Dancin' (12" Disco Mix)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Oneohtrix Point NeverGood Time – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Warp, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The contemporary soundtrack is alive and well in the hands of an artist like Oneohtrix Point Never – brought back to a new sense of intensity that it hadn't had since the early days of electronic pioneers like John Carpenter and David Lynch! Tracks are mostly spare, but striking – and, a bit like the music to Speed, the score here has a way of referencing past modes, but condensing things with a more contemporary vibe – shaking out any of the cheesier possibilities, and really making sounds that have a strong current of darkness! Titles include "Romance Apocalypse", "The Acid Hits", "Entry To White Castle", "Ray Wakes Up", "6th Floor", "Hospital Escape", "Bail Bonds", and "The Pure & The Damned", which features Iggy Pop. CD

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✨✧ Oneohtrix Point NeverGood Time – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Warp, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The contemporary soundtrack is alive and well in the hands of an artist like Oneohtrix Point Never – brought back to a new sense of intensity that it hadn't had since the early days of electronic pioneers like John Carpenter and David Lynch! Tracks are mostly spare, but striking – and, a bit like the music to Speed, the score here has a way of referencing past modes, but condensing things with a more contemporary vibe – shaking out any of the cheesier possibilities, and really making sounds that have a strong current of darkness! Titles include "Romance Apocalypse", "The Acid Hits", "Entry To White Castle", "Ray Wakes Up", "6th Floor", "Hospital Escape", "Bail Bonds", and "The Pure & The Damned", which features Iggy Pop. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download & poster!)
Also available Good Time – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD 8.99

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Count BasieSwinging Count ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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 some ring & edge wear.)

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 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". Bonus tracks include "Native New Yorker (12" disco mix)" and "Weekend Lover (7" remix)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Paper DollsSomething Here In My Heart – The Complete Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Pye/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
The complete works of a very groovy Brit trio from the late 60s – a female group who did a great job of bridging the worlds of American girl soul and UK pop of the time! The trio have a sound that's as sweet as you might guess from their look – but as with other British female solo acts of the period, they also seem influenced a lot more by American soul music than by the weepier, poppier side of the US girl groups – at a level that has most of these numbers coming on like sock-soul tunes, with currents of some of the Northern soul styles that were breaking big on British dancefloors. Most of the work here was issued on Pye Records – who could be especially groovy with the right material – and the CD features the full album Paper Dolls House, plus lots of singles and some Tiger Sue solo tracks too. Titles include "There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love", "Darlin", "Human Being Someone", "Step Inside Love", "Boy", "Baby Take Me In Your Arms", "Mister Good Time Friday", "Remember December", "Same Old Story", "Some Things Take A Little Time", "Captain Of Your Ship", "Something Here In My Heart", and "My Life Is In Your Hands". CD

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✨✧ Nina SimoneMood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles ... CD
Bethlehem, Late 50s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
An unusual look at the earliest work of singer Nina Simone – as the set presents all her original Bethlehem Records 45s – all in their rare mono mixes! The tracks here were all issued as singles, but almost all of them came from the sessions for the album Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records, but which is already shining pretty strongly here! Nina accompanies herself on some mighty soulful piano – with bass from Jimmy Bond and drums from Al Heath – on titles that include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". The collection also features the stunning "African Mailman" – one of Nina's most hard-wailing groovers ever – and an alternate take on "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". CD
Also available Mood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles (with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP 22.99

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Nina SimoneMood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles (with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Bethlehem, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
An unusual look at the earliest work of singer Nina Simone – as the set presents all her original Bethlehem Records 45s – all in their rare mono mixes! The tracks here were all issued as singles, but almost all of them came from the sessions for the album Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records, but which is already shining pretty strongly here! Nina accompanies herself on some mighty soulful piano – with bass from Jimmy Bond and drums from Al Heath – on titles that include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "For All We Know". The collection also features the stunning "African Mailman" – one of Nina's most hard-wailing groovers ever – and an alternate take on "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". Very cool package – with a bonus replica 7" single of "Porgy" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch!)
Also available Mood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Bill WithersJust As I Am ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bell Sound pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Just As I Am (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Bill WithersJust As I Am (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy tip-on cover – better than the original!)
Also available Just As I Am ... LP 14.99

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VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! 2LP set comes with a great set of notes on the inner sleeve – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousProgressive Italia '70 (15CD set) ... CD
Cramps/Sony (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 15CDs ... $59.99 99.99
The Italian progressive rock scene of the 70s is one with many different strands and styles – a good deal of which you'll get to experience in this amazing little collection! Italian prog is the stuff of legend – as tight and well-played as the most famous work from the UK at the start of the 70s, but much more obscure overall – as many of the groups never got the kind of record contracts to get them global exposure – which meant that, even back in the day, the movement was only limited to dedicated listeners who could get their hands on obscure imports! A good deal of those classic titles are presented here – in a very cool 15CD package that not only features some of the most well-crafted records from the scene, but also some surprisingly experimental records, and a few left-field choices as well. All albums come as stand-alone CDs, complete with artwork, booklets, and jewel cases – and the package also features a bonus book with notes in Italian. Albums include Storia Di Un Minuto by Premiata Forneria Marconi, Banco Del Muto Soccorso by Banco Del Muto Soccorso, Crac by Area, Caronte by The Trip, Tilt by Arti & Mestieri, Metrodora by Demetrio Stratos, Il Volo by Il Volo, Melos by Cervello, Gudrun by Pierrot Lunaire, Reale Accademia Di Musica by Reale Accademia Di Musica, La Bibbia by Il Rovescio Della Medaglia, Dies Irea by Formula 3, Napoli Centrale by Napoli Centrale, Viaggio by Claudio Rocchi, and Sulle Corde Di Aries by Franco Battiatio. 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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✨✧ Fats DominoBallads Of Fats Domino ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great idea for a collection of work by Fats Domino – and one that's maybe a bit more unique than you'd guess from the "ballads" in the title! These aren't late nite love songs, or dreamy tunes by a pop crooner – and instead, the set looks at the slow-burning side of Domino's New Orleans roots – tunes that are still plenty gritty, and have massive piano lines and Crescent City rhythms – just all delivered at a slower-stepping pace! There's a few cuts here you'll recognize, but the focus on the slower speed also makes for a collection that's very fresh in comparison to some of the other Fats Domino sets on the market – especially when given the usual superb Bear Family treatment – which means an overstuffed batch of 32 tracks, with great notes too. Titles include "Poor Me", "One Night", "It Keeps Rainin", "You Win Again", "Good Hearted Man", "Hands Across The Table", "I've Been Around", "What A Price", "Fell In Love On Monday", "Young School Girl", "So Long", "Wishing Ring", "Don't Blame It On Me", "Coquette", and "Three Nights A Week". CD

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✨✧ RogerMany Facets Of Roger/Saga Continues/Unlimited (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Roger – with bonus tracks too! On the first album, there's Many Facets Of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". The Saga Continues finds Roger still rocking his trademark effects laden vocals and vamping guitar work into the middle of the decade – with even tighter syncopated percussion, funky keys, and sharp synth bursts – sailing in a killer groove throughout! Roger produced the record along with Larry Troutman – and they bring in Maceo Parker for a horn solo and Ohio Player Billy Beck for keyboards as well! Tracks include a vocoder funk reading of Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour", plus "In The Mix", "Play Your Guitar Brother Roger", "The Break Song", "I Keep Trying", "Bucket Of Blood", "T C Song", and "Girl Cut It Out". Unlimited has Roger going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from indie hip hop up to mainstream soul – all at a level that later acts might fuse together with a bit more warmth, but which still has the starker feel of electro soul in Troutman's hands. Titles include "Thrill Seekers", "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Bonus tracks include "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Bedisguitarist-A-Rown", and 7" mixes of "Heard It Through The Grapevine (part 1)", "Do It Roger", "In The Mix", "I Want To Be Your Man", and "Midnight Hour (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ OdysseyOdyssey (RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Joe AlbanyAlbany Touch (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Albany touch is a great one here – at once angular and modern, yet also somewhat fragile and certainly human – that great blend of modes that Joe always brought to his rare dates in the studio! Even at the start, Albany had sort of an earthy undercurrent – one that was quite different than the way that might be used in a soulful setting, more kind of a backroom sort of view of the world – slightly detached, but often all-knowing – wrapped up in experience, but tentatively stepping forth to share its own ideas. And while that may sound like a lot to tie up in just one record, it's honestly a quality we feel from a set like this – an amazing Albany approach to the piano, and a good reminder of why we're so lucky that labels like this sought him out for recording sessions like this. Titles include "AB Blues II", "Joe's Blues", "Autumn Leaves", "Time On My Hands", and "Born To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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✨✧ Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set's a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it's got production by Boo Frazier and Patrick Adams that is very "hands off" when it comes to Brockington's keys. The track list includes covers of some soul stuff like "Rock Steady" and "Do Your Thing" (which is done in a nice long version), plus a good original called "Cold Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mammal HandsShadow Work ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on soprano sax and piano, rolling out in these warmly flowing lines that are full of subtle emotion and gentle power – often rhythmic, but in a slow-pulsing way – with other added instrumentation that comes across with some nicely moody currents. There's a mix of optimism and darkness here that might almost put some of these sounds in the territory of Jon Balke or Max Richter – although the set is more jazz-based overall. Titles include "Living Frost", "Solitary Bee", "Three Good Things", "Boreal Forest", "Wringer", "Black Sails", and "Straight Up Raining". CD

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✨✧ Mammal HandsShadow Work ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on soprano sax and piano, rolling out in these warmly flowing lines that are full of subtle emotion and gentle power – often rhythmic, but in a slow-pulsing way – with other added instrumentation that comes across with some nicely moody currents. There's a mix of optimism and darkness here that might almost put some of these sounds in the territory of Jon Balke or Max Richter – although the set is more jazz-based overall. Titles include "Living Frost", "Solitary Bee", "Three Good Things", "Boreal Forest", "Wringer", "Black Sails", and "Straight Up Raining". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shadow Work ... CD 15.99

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Hank MobleyStraight No Filter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $19.99
No filters here, as Hank Mobley's sound is clean, lean, and right on the money – hitting that newly-sophisticated groove of the Caddy For Daddy years in this sweet unissued set! The date was recorded in the 60s, but unissued by Blue Note for many years – another one of those head-scratching mysteries from the label, yet also a real treat to 80s jazz fans who finally got their hands on the sides – a whole new discovery of Hank Mobley's genius, further appreciated at a time when we weren't hearing more from him. The players are top-shelf all the way through – and include Freddie Hubbard or Donald Byrd on trumpet, Herbie Hancock or Barry Harris on piano, Paul Chambers or Butch Warren on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. CD version really expands from the original LP – with 9 titles that include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", "Yes Indeed", "Straight No Filter", "Syrup & Biscuits", and "The Feelin's Good". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor Box Set (9CD set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 9 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this wonderful set, which is the first to offer up full album reissues of Onyeabar's magical music, complete with all the original artwork! William's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy, very personal quality – a sound that's gotten Onyeabar plenty of attention over the years. And while Luaka Bop did a wonderful job on collecting together some of his best tracks for their Who Is William Onyeabor compilation, the music here all deserves to be heard – as each record is really something special, and every long track has its own sort of magnetic attraction for the listener! 9 full albums in all – each as a separate CD – Crashes In Love (1), Atomic Bomb, Tomorrow, Great Lover, Anything You Sow, Crashes In Love (2), Body & Soul, Hypertension, and Good Name. CD

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Nina Simone/Chris Connor/Carmen McRaeNina Simone & Her Friends – An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Bethlehem/Dream Covers, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
We're not sure if Bethlehem pulled this nice little collection of its all star cast of female vocalists together as a loss leader, or kind of after the fact to re-capitalize on some of their recordings, but you can't argue with the stellar lineup, featuring a dozen tracks by some of the finest female jazz vocalists of the day: "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "I Loves You, Porgy", "For All We Know" and "African Mailman" by Nina Simone, "Cottage For Sale", "What Is There To Say", "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Good Bye" by Chris Connor, and "Old Devil Moon", "You Made Me Care", "Last Time For Love" and "To Much In Love To Care" by Carmen McRae. CD
(Comes in a nice LP-style sleeve.)

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Bobby Stevens & The Checkmates LtdLife ... LP
Rustic, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Obscure material by Bobby Stevens & The Checkmates – recorded after their baroque soul album for A&M, with arrangements by Bobby and the band. The record's kind of a concept album – in which Bobby performs poems and monologues between each song, then rolls into covers of late 60s pop and soul hits like "Walk On By", "My Girl", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", and "I Am I Said". The format's pretty good, and the band gets a bit trippy on the best cuts, although they still stay pretty close to the heavy Checkmates sound of the late 60s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a small split on the top seam.)

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VariousBob Holmes' Nashville Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
An overlooked strand of southern soul – a range of great productions by Bob Holmes, who was kind of an underground figure on the Nashville scene – where he turned out great soul singles like these amidst the larger shadows of the country music industry! The work here not only bears no resemblance to the usual Nashville sounds, it also often sounds a lot more like soul music from points north, or the late 60s Cali scene – very sophisticated arrangements, a positive vibe overall, and none of the more rootsy elements you might expect. There's definitely a few deep soul singers in the mix, but in the hands of Holmes they often come across with a very different vibe – especially in the company of all the rare singles on the set, which also includes a number of never-issued tracks! The whole thing's a great entry into the soul archive efforts of Ace/Kent Records – the kind of material they almost do better than anyone else – and titles include "I Dedicate My Life To You" by Robert Hatcher, "Got To Get Used To You" by The Avons, "Leave It Up To The Boys" by Sandra King, "Runaway Girl" by the Hytones, "Crying Won't Help You Now" by Johnny Truitt, "I Know" by The Golden Bond, "Steady" by Eddie & Freddie, "I Can't Love Nobody But You" by Roscoe Shelton, "Somebody Somewhere" by Gene Allison, "The Streets Got My Lady" by Bill Brandon, "You Never Had It So Good" by Eddie Frierson, and "You Must Leave Her Because You Love Her" by The Paramount Four. CD

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VariousGotta Get Up – The Songs Of Harry Nilsson 1965 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Harry Nilsson may be best-remembered for a hit that he sang penned by Fred Neill – but the man himself was a hell of a songwriter in the 60s – with an incredible approach to a tune that was unlike any of his contemporaries! Nilsson could be both sweet and nostalgic and slightly wry at the same time – touch on themes that would have turned to too-soft candyfloss in the hands of lesser writers – but which were balanced perfectly between sing-song lines and deeper emotional content – in ways that always made a song by Nilsson a really unique treat! And while we love Harry's own records from the time – especially for their arrangements and production – his songs also worked surprisingly well in the hands of other artists – with a great range of styles that are presented here. The set collects two dozen numbers that really draw focus to Nilsson's songwriting skills – along with track-by track notes – for titles that include "Story Of Rock & Roll" by Collage, "1941" by Tom Northcott, "This Could Be The Night" by the MFQ, "Mournin Glory Story" by Al Kooper, "Poly High" by Harpers Bizarre, "Best Friend" by Puppet, "He Little Girl" by Jimmie Cross, "Best Friend" by Puppet, "Ten Little Indians" by The Yardbirds, "Without Her" by Blood Sweat & Tears, "Let Me Go" by Pat & Andre, "Bath" by Doris, "Daddy's Song" by The Monkees, "Paradise" by The Shangri-Las, "I Said Goodbye To Me" by The Glass Menagerie, "Sleep Late My Lady Friend" by Jose Feliciano, "Good Times" by Alan Lake, and "The Next Day" by Debbie Burton. CD

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✨✧ Jose JamesLove In A Time Of Madness ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Jose James has a very different look on the cover this time around – and he's got a very different sound, as well – something that might be underscored by the parental advisory logo in the bottom corner of the image! The music is far from the straight jazz or rootsy soul of previous albums from James – and has more of a slimmed-down, slightly-cosmic blend of keyboards and rhythm programs – often set to a slow pace that works perfectly with the depth of Jose's vocals, and given the kind of slight electro crackle that a few other underground soul artists were exploring in the previous decade. The approach is still very fresh, though – especially in the hands of Jose, whose vocals are often so great, they often really get to stretch out and flow in the spareness of the setting. Definitely more soul than jazz, and the album features guest appearances by Mali Music and Oleta Adams – on titles that include "Always There", "What Good Is Love", "Remember Our Love", "Ladies Man", "To Be With You", "Let It Fall", "I'm Yours", "Breathrough", and "Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Hank Ballard & The MidnightersWhat You Get When The Getting Gets Good ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A super-handsome collection of Hank Ballard gems for King Records – with great notes to match the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD
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Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP 69.99
Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP 48.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneCosmic Music ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Issued here with the great original cover art from the indie Coltrane Music release!)

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✨✧ Sex PistolsGreat Rock & Roll Swindle ... LP
EMI, 1979. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The soundtrack to the Sex Pistols quote/unquote documentary The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle – a crazy mess of Pistols odds, ends and quote/unquote hits – including Sid's crazy-as-hell take on Sinatra, the weird quote/unquote French version of "Anarchy In The UK" and miscellaneous errata. Definitely one of weirdest chapters of Sex Pistols lore, which kind makes it a necessity! Includes "Johnny B Goode", "Road Runner", "Anarchy In The UK", "Substitute", "Lonely Boy", "God Save The Queen", "You Need Hands", "Black Arabs", "Silly Things", "Something Else", "My Way", "The Great Rock 'N'Roll Swindle" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Virgin. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Sarah Vaughan & Michel LegrandOrchestra Arranged & Conducted By Michel Legrand ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand – and easily one of Sarah's greatest albums of the 70s! As he was doing with other singers at the time, Legrand helps Vaughan hit a new level of sophistication here – bringing in tunes that really get past simple pop and older standards, with adult themes supported by equally mature backings – filled with rich colors and complicated tones developed over Legrand's great work on film scores. Almost all tunes are originals by Michel – many pulled from his film work – and he also scored the arrangements here, working with the orchestra in a swirling blend of strings and jazz. Titles include "I Will Say Goodbye", "Summer Me Winter Me", "His Eyes Her Eyes", "Wave", "Blue Green Grey & Gone", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Hands Of Time", "The Summer Knows", and "Once You've Been In Love". CD

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Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
Bold, boozy work from Carmen McRae – a wonderfully mature album from that great time when her style was equal parts jazz and soul – put together here by arranger/producer Arif Mardin, a perfect choice for the record! There's a care to the overall presentation not heard in some of McRae's albums from a few years before – not just jazz vocals with a backing group, but a really rich presentation of some hip, modern, all-adult material that somehow sounds even better in Carmen's hands than anyone else. Titles include the sublime title tune "Just A Little Lovin" – plus"Goodbye Joe", "I Love The Life I Live", "Carry That Weight", "Something", "I Want You", "More Today Than Yesterday", and "Didn't We". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Eliot ZigmundTime Was ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Drummer Eliot Zigmund rose to great fame in the trio of Bill Evans in the late 70s – and after that, he also had a strong stretch with pianist Don Friedman – both artists he seems to really pay tribute to here! The date's a nicely understated one – warm sounds that are spacious, but swinging – piano from Mike Eckroth, tenor and soprano from Chris Cheek, and bass from Morrie Louden – all players whose sense of timing is strongly matched with that of Zigmund, who only seems to take a few points in the recording to really state his presence. The choice of material here is wonderfully thoughtful, too – a range of tracks by Charles Minugs, Kurt Weil, Steve Swallow, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gordon Jenkins, and others – all of which might have come out sounding a lot more hodge-podge in the hands of another leader, but which work together beautifully here. Titles include "Supposition", "Liebslied", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Olha Maria", "Eiderdown", "Goodbye", and "Time Was". CD

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VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5LP ... $48.99 64.99
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. Vinyl part 2 features five full records – all with lots of space for the tracks to stretch out – and titles include "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP 69.99
 
 
 



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