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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Bob Downes Open MusicYou're Funkin' Good ... CD
Bob Downes Music, 2001. New Copy ... $5.99
A clunky title, a so-so cover, a later recording date – and yet, the record's wonderful overall – a surprisingly funky effort from British reedman Bob Downes! The album is Bob's tribute to funky sounds oif the 60s and 70s – and although it includes a few tracks penned by Downes back in the day, the music was recorded in the past decade or so – yet done with a surprisingly classic feel overall – one that really serves the funky style of the music very well! The group is very stripped-down – just a trio with electric bass and keyboards, plus Downes on tenor, alto, flute, soprano sax, and even a bit of vocals – the kind of shouted, James Brown-chorus type – which are processed here to give them a really offbeat sound. The whole thing's pretty great – and you can bet that if this was a small label pressing from the US scene of a few decades back, it would be changing hands for a pretty penny. Titles include "Afro Swing", "Happy Funk", "A Man Without A Woman", "Pow Wow", "Funky Groove", "Hottin Up", "C'Mon Baby", and "You're Funkin Good". CD

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Marvin GayeThat Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... LP
Motown, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and more charming by the end of the 60s. The backings pack a punch too – pure Motown 60s soul all the way through, with backing vocals from Martha & The Vandellas – although Marvin's own lead is more than strong enough on its own! Titles include the big title hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" – plus "Hitch Hike", "Get My Hands On Some Lovin", "It Hurt Me Too", "Pride & Joy", and "Wherever I Lay My Hat" – all written by a young Marvin! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rozetta JohnsonPersonal Woman – The Legendary Clintone Sessions 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Soulscape (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
Incredible southern soul work from Rozetta Johnson – all of her rare singles for the Clintone label, plus previously unreleased tracks – a good number of which were penned and produced by the legendary Sam Dees! Rozetta's vocals are already plenty darn great on their own – sharp-edged, and presented with a level of class that almost reminds us of Chicago or Detroit singers from the time – but in the hands of Sam Dees, she really hits the sublime – working with incredible lyrics that go far beyond the usual southern soul cliches, and getting some backings that are equally free from the obvious, and definitely in the upper-echelon of sophisticated soul! Frederick Knight co-penned and produced some cuts on here too – and the set features 16 tracks in all, including "A Woman's Way", "Mine Was Real", "Who Are You Gonna Love", "Chained & Bound", "To Love Somebody", "Can't You Just See Me", "Personal Woman", "It's Been Nice", "Early Morning Love", "Mama Was A Bad Seed", "I've Come Too Far With You", "You Better Keep What You Got", and "Holding The Losing Hand". 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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Russell MaloneLove Looks Good On You ... CD
High Note, 2015. Used ... $9.99
Warm, round, full-toned guitar from Russell Malone – a contemporary player, but one who's upheld a classic vibe for years! We love Russell best in a setting like this – a small combo date that elevates the player to territory that you might have found with Kenny Burrell or Grant Green many years before – strongly focused on tone and personal phrasing, with an illuminating quality that really pushes the guitar past its familiar modes of expression in Malone's hands! The group features wonderful work on drums from Willie Jones III – who can cook when needed, but also hang back nicely – and other players include Rick Germanson on piano and Gerald Cannon on bass. Titles include "The Elder", "Ellie's Love Theme", "Mirrors", "Your Zowie Face", "Soul Leo", and "Amsterdam After Dark". CD

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Hank MobleyStraight No Filter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $5.99
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, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Paul NeroNero's Soul Party ... LP
Liberty (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A record with a hokey cover and an unassuming title – but a wicked little set that's filled with funky soul throughout! Paul Nero's a German artist, and he's working here in a style that was common to Euro recordings of the time – a medley-heavy approach that stacked together a few already-short pop covers into a 2 or 3 minute combo played with plenty of energy. In the hands of most others, the style was often flat – but here Nero really makes it move mightily – often with a good undercurrent of funk on the bottom, and a great sense of soul! Highlights include the killer break track "This Is Soul/Soul Finger/Soul Man" – plus "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa/Mr Pitiful/Mustang Sally", "Shake/Stagger Lee/Land Of 1000 Dances", "Tribute To Otis Redding/You Keep Me Running Away", and "Hold On I'm Coming/Soul Reaction/Tramp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the opening edge.)

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Pete RockPetestrumentals 2 ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
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! CD
Also available Petestrumentals 2 (with download) ... LP 21.99

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Pete RockPetestrumentals 2 (with download) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
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.)
Also available Petestrumentals 2 ... CD 11.99

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Bill WithersJust As I Am ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Very Good- ... $26.99
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 pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousCraig Charles Funk & Soul Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 60s/1970s/2015. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99
Craig Charles is one of the coolest DJs working on the BBC these days – once an actor, known for his work in the great Red Dwarf show from years back – now a huge expert on funk and soul, with both a great ear for classic tracks from the 60s and 70s, and some killer work from the contemporary underground! This well-priced package showcases Craig's work on both fronts – and the first 2CDs feature a whopping 40 tracks that stand as a great overview of the best from late 60s soul through mid 70s funk – a killer set list that includes "I Believe In Miracles" by The Jackson Sisters, "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding, "Snatching It Back" by Clarence Carter, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Ordinary Joe" by Terry Callier, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Brothers On The Slide" by Cymande, "Grandma's Hands" by Bill Withers, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by Georgie Fame, and "Inner City Blues" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD3 mostly features more contemporary cuts – either by current deep funk bands, or by underground soul artists of the past decade or so – a great lineup that includes "Happiness Train" by Jessica Lauren, "Do Your Thing" by 6ix Toys, "Money" by Lady, "Fish In The Sea" by Frootful, "Look Good In Leather" by Cody Chestnutt, "Better Man" by Leon Bridges, and "The Man" by Omar. CD

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VariousHitter ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
An obscure soundtrack for a late blacksploitation film starring Ron O'Neal. The score isn't as great as some of the classics – but it does feature some nice moments by some of Capitol's bigger stars at the time. Clayton Ivey and Larry Mizell produced most of the cuts, and tracks include "Fortune" and "Jump Street" by Raul De Souza, "Distant" and "You're In Good Hands" by Taste Of Honey, "Golden Time Of Day" and "I Wish You Well" by Maze, and "Bring On The Love Again" by Gloria Jones. Also features 3 original tracks performed by Garfeel Ruff – "The Hitter", "Don't Count On Me", and "Street Hustlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousSouth Texas Rhythm & Soul Revue Vol 2 – From The Vaults Of Crazy Cajun Records ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
The great state of Texas turned out plenty of soul records in the 60s – and some of the best of them came from the hands of Huey P Meux – the legendary talent who's responsible for all the work on this set! Huey was also known as the Crazy Cajun – also the name of a label on which some of these cuts appeared – and his work shares a bit of the deeper, swampier sounds you might expect from Louisiana soul of the time, mixed with the rich bluesy currents that Texas had been turning out since the postwar years! The result is some stellar music that never fully got its due back in the day – tracks that maybe had a bit of regional fame, but never hit as big as sounds from Memphis or Muscle Shoals, which makes this collection such a great discovery – rare tracks by Texas artists, and other talents who were pulled down near the Houston scene for these recordings – all presented in a set of well-chosen tracks with some mighty nice notes. Titles include "Too Good To Be True" by The Traits, "Half A Man" by Charles Berry, "The Bad Times Make The Good Times" by Warren Storm, "T'Ain't It The Truth" by Jean Knight, "Strange Love" by Eugene Gamble, "All About Love" by Big Sam, "I'm Losing You" by Henry Moore, "Total Disaster" by Lee Maye, "At Your Wedding" by Jackie Paine, "You're Losing Me" by Jo Jo Benson, "Spunky Onions" by Johnny Adams, and "The Pleasures Of My Woman" by Rocky Gil & The Bishops. CD

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Marc BennoMinnows ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About February 24, 2016
A wonderful mix of subtle soul and down home rock – the kind of rare magic that could often happen best in the hands of A&M during the early 70s! Marc Benno's stepping out a bit here from his debut – working with a larger lineup that includes Bobby Womack and Jesse Davis on guitars, and backing vocals from the trio of Rita Coolidge, Clydie King, and Venetta Fields – as well as a bit of accordion from the legendary Nick DeCaro! The expanded lineup doesn't hurt the record at all, though – because Benno's still very much at the forefront vocally and in the lyrics of his wonderful tunes – weaving a way between different styles of the time, and marking a space that should have made him a much bigger artist at the time. But perhaps that's the real charm here – a subtle genius that's bubbled under for years, made all the richer by its under-discovery! Titles include "Back Down Home", "Stone Cottage", "Franny", "Speak Your Mind", "Good Times", "Baby I Love You", and "Don't Let The Sun Go Down". CD

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Junior KimbroughDo The Rump (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1980s. New Copy (reissue)... About July 1, 2016
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

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✨✧ VariousHearing Is Believing – The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962 to 1979 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... About April 1, 2016
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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✨✧ Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... CD
Dakar/Brunswick, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Gil Scott-HeronReflections ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album that's often overshadowed by its hit – the 15 minute "B-Movie", which was sort of an overly-wrought protest piece about how the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was going to turn America into a bad b-movie. Not that that track's bad – although its politics have certainly dated by now – but the real strength of the album are the jazzy numbers, written in Gil's beautiful righteous style forged in the soul jazz underground of the 70s. These include the stellar "Is That Jazz?", a contemplative track about the future of the art form, a mellow version of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", the moody "Storm Music", and "Gun", a good groover with a message about the right to bear arms. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has partially unglued seams.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesHands Down ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1983. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A nice litle set from Bob James – thanks to a good degree of warmth in the keyboards, which still include Fender Rhodes alongside acoustic piano and some more advanced 80s keys! While other artists of his generation were really schmaltzing things up by this point in time, Bob still keeps things pretty laidback and cool – mostly using smaller instrumentation on the tracks, and going for a lean mode that retains the best focus on his keyboard lead and solos. Some of the tunes are mellow, but still nice – and titles include "Shamboozie", "Spunky", "Macumba", "Roberta", "It's Only Me", and "Janus". LP, Vinyl record album
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DictatorsDictators Go Girl Crazy! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
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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Morton GouldBeyond The Blue Horizon/Goodnight Sweetheart/Love Walked In ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1961/1962/1963. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A trio of early 60s RCA albums from Morton Gould – all of them with a dreamy, late nite sort of mood! Beyond The Blue Horizon has Gould working in a string-heavy variant of mood music that feels more early 50s than early 60s – very lush orchestrations that have the same day-end feel as the image of a sunset on the cover. Titles include "Where Or When", "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Time On My Hands", "Poinciana", and "Shadow Waltz". Goodnight Sweetheart is a great album of languid love tunes – all instrumental, and mixed with string and woodwind presentation that are all very much in the best lush style that Morton Gould forged in the 50s – but with some slight adult, sophisticated elements that really live up to the paperback-style image on the cover. Titles include "La Mer", "Tea For Two", "My Ship", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "September Song". Love Walked In has Morton Gould tripping along with lazy, laidback orchestrations that are filled with slightly illuminating touches – gentle woodwinds mixed with bits of strings, all in a pillowy-soft mix that should send you off to dreamland. Titles include "Love Walked In", "Why Do I Love You", "I Love Thee", "I'm Sure Of Your Love", and "Parlez Moi D'Amour". CD

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✨✧ VariousDanny Krivit – Mr K Salsoul ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
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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✨✧ Mulgrew Miller & WingspanSequel ... CD
Maxjazz, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great follow-up to Miller's Wingspan album – recorded back in the 80s, and one of his strongest albums ever! The original album had an angular and soaring quality that's different from some of Miller's other records, and slightly more adventurous – and this session really keeps the mood of that one with some extremely well-written and well-played compositions. Players include Steve Nelson on vibes, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Karriem Riggins on drums, and Richie Goods on bass – and the whole thing feels like some of the best albums on Muse or Landmark during their indie soul jazz days of the 80s. Titles include "Spectrum", "Samba D Blue", "Just A Notion", "Go East Young Man", "Holding Hands", and "Elation". CD

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✨✧ VariousSources – The Streetwise Records Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Streetwise/Harmless (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousAOR Breaks (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Back in the day, it seemed like the only real source for hip hop was old funk and soul records – yet over the years, as production advanced, DJs found plenty of great grooves back in the 70s mainstream – by pillaging great records like this from the glory days of AOR! The set may well be one of the most unique sample collections we've ever heard – as it features a shameless collection of AM radio goodies from the 70s – but which have all grown to live anew in the hands of artists like Biz Markie, Warren G, Nas, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, De La Soul, and others! Some of these are tracks we always liked back in the day – numbers that really stood out from others in the mainstream mix – but they seem to get even more of a sparkle in a set like this, especially given the familiarity of the tunes from their re-use in hip hop tracks. Titles include "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, "I Keep Forgettin" by Michael McDonald, "Give Me The Night" by George Benson, "Woman To Woman" by Joe Cocker, "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller, "Africa" by Toto, "I Can't Go For That" by Hall & Oates, "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, "This Is It" by Kenny Loggins, "Mr Blue" by Michael Franks, and "Tightrope" by Electric Light Orchestra. Special 2CD version features a bonus mix of these grooves! CD

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