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Peter Thomas Sound OrchestraChariots Of The Gods? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Germany), 1970. Used ... $6.99
An amazing little soundtrack from German maestro Peter Thomas – even weirder and more electric than some of his famous 60s recordings! Thomas scored the music for a spooky 70s film about the possibility of aliens on earth – and did so with a bit more tension than some of his other records – mixing in some dark tones, weird sounds, and other odd elements amidst some more familiar space age-styled themes. Instrumentation often mixes conventional orchestrations with electronics and offbeat percussion – the latter of which brings an earthy, organic undercurrent that you might not expect, and which really sets the record apart from anything else at the time. A few key cuts have the trademark groovy feel you'd expect from Thomas – including the classic "Stars & Rockets" – and other titles include "Reminiscences Of The Future", "Popular Myth & The Destruction Of Sodom", "The Red Sea", "Gods From Strange Planets", "Returning To The Stars", "Rocket Science", and "Easter Island". CD features a whopping 10 bonus tracks too – all previously unreleased! CD

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Ultimate SpinachBehold & See (1968) (mono version) ... LP
MGM/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Legendary psych from the late 60s Boston scene – and the rare, unedited mono version, too! The group's self-titled earlier set is a gem for sure, but this more ambitious, far out, yet groovy effort really is a wonder to behold! It's got nicely tripped out sounds, but never flying to far out with the fuzzy instrumentation, and stays grounded in solid songcraft – with benchmark psych era touches, and some surprising sounds, too. Lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Bruce-Douglas's trippy songs are given a lovlier, ethereal vibe here with the addition of singer Barbara Jean Hudson, and titles include "Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos", "Visions Of Your Reality", "Jazz Thing", "Mind Flowers", "Where You're At", "Fifth Horseman Of The Apocalypse", 'Fragmentary March Of Green" the sprawling, 10 minute "Suite: Genesis Of Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing – in mono!)

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Piero UmilianiGli Italiani E L'Industria (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Hardly the sort of industrial sounds you might not expect – not the noisy European mode of the 80s, nor even the sort of labor-conscious styles of the Folkways generation – and instead, a sweet batch of groovy, lively instrumentals with a strong 60s vibe – of the sort that makes us think that Italian factories must have been a pretty pleasant place to work at the time! The great Piero Umilian penned all the tunes – in the best manner of his film scores from the same time – and the music is conducted by Romolo Marcellini, for a television program that used all of the tunes – in a beautiful blend of organ lines, guitar, vibes, and other jazzy instrumentation. Titles include "Natascia", "Tempo Di Week-End", "Playtime", "Automatismo", "Microracing", "Negozi Alla Moda", "Coltura Virus", "Cibernetica", and "Rally Notturno". LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero UmilianiL'Arcangelo ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the grooviest soundtracks we've ever heard from the mighty Piero Umiliani – a sparkling set that's filled with jazzy scatting, mod instrumentation, and loads of other wonderful 60s touches throughout! The music has that special Italian sound that's built on bossa that you'll find in some of the coolest soundtracks from Umiliani's generation – and like the rest, it really takes off in its own unique direction – with soaring, seductive sounds that live quite vibrantly away from the screen! The whole thing's right up there with bossa jazzy classics like Sweden Heaven & Hell or La Matriarca – and the CD features a whopping 31 tracks in all – all pretty darn groovy. CD

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Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – sounds initially written for a film that was an international "sexpose" of daily life in Sweden – but which have grown to even greater fame on their own over the years – thanks to the talent of the maestro! The music here is awash in groovy elements – lots of sweet Hammond organ lines, mod basslines, and some especially cool wordless vocals from the choir of Alessandro Alessandroni – scatting away in a great way alongside the instruments, and bringing an added level of breathy eroticism to the whole thing! This special LP version recreates the original Omicron release of the record – with titles that include the two lyrical tracks "You Tried To Warn Me" and "Sleep Now Little One", sung by Lydia McDonald – plus the tracks "Topless Party", "Eva Svedense", "Essere Donna", "La Signora Cameriera", "FotoModelle", and "Le Ragazze Dell'Archipellago". (Note, does not contain the track "Mah Na Mah Na", which is on other versions of the soundtrack – but it appears on the "partner" reissue of Umiliani's Psichedelica from Schema, under the title "Viva La Sauna Svedese".) LP, Vinyl record album

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Rene UrtregerDidi's Bounce ... CD
Saravah (France), 1970. Used ... $18.99
One of the four piano jazz records that originally made up the cool Saravah box set from the early 70's that came in a wild fold-out cover. Rene Urtreger leads a tight quartet that features electric bass, drums, and electric guitar through a set of covers like "Listen Here" and "With A Little Help From My Friends", plus some groovy originals like "Tchac Poum Poum" and "Pour Tonton Monk". The group sounds like a good MPS group on most of the album, with good hard keyboard playing, and some funky rhythm backing in the best European tradition of the time. A nice record, and a very tough one to find! CD
(Out of print.)

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Pat WilliamsShades Of Today ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Groovy pop orchestrations from one of the best bandleaders working at Verve in the late 60's. Sweet Verve sounds, with a mix of jazz, easy, and Brazilian sounds, and tracks like "Laia Ladaia", "Cinnamon & Clove", "The Look of Love", "Arrasto", and "Bubbles Was a Cheerleader". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Pat Williams/Jimmy WebbHow Sweet It Is ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good ... $3.99
A fantastic early soundtrack from the great Pat Williams – cut around the same 60s stretch that he was doing his wonderful albums for Verve – in the years before he'd break bigger with TV work for The Bob Newhart Show and other 70s programs! The tracks have loads of easy, bossa, and sixties grooves running throughout – more dynamic than the usual mainstream soundtrack of the time, almost as if Pat was composing this music on his own, away from the film! Williams titles include "Villa Sweet Villa", "How Sweet It Is", "A Pair Of Boobie Traps", and "Face Up To It Baby". However, despite the greatness of Pat Williams' music, the real highlight of the whole thing might be the incredible "Montage" sequence – which was put together by a young Jimmy Webb, and which features some very groovy vocal passages, with sort of a Harper's Bizarre-esque strangeness to it – a sublime harmony track with a really heartbreaking vibe. The tune was later covered by others, but sounds wonderful here in the original version – which also includes Webb's vocal version of the title. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the amazing Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". CD

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Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World – Part 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Chaos", "Make Right", "Parallel Moon Interlude", "It's Madness", "Time To Love Again", and "Come With Me (slow version)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Zalla (Piero Umiliani)Suspense (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the coolest records ever cut under the Zalla alias of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the suspense promised in the title, but with lots of groovy touches along the way! Think of the album as kind of an update of older "scare" records of the 50s and 60s – such as the Shock album by Creed Taylor – almost a soundtrack for a horror film that doesn't exist, given a lot more freedom overall, because there's no image to direct the music! Umiliani's always got a very visual style to his sounds, but really outdoes himself here – working with instrumentation that includes guitar, Hammond, vibes, Fender Rhodes, and plenty of percussion – all produced and recorded in really cool ways, to get some very unusual sounds out of the instrumental sources. Titles include "Ambiguo", "Rimoris", "Dietro Le Sbarre", "Evasione Notturna", "Giallo", "Killer", "Inchiesta", "Suspense Angosciosa", and "Insonia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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VariousAfrica Airways 3 – Afro-Psych Excursion 1972 to 1984 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Freaky funk in a variety of flavors – tunes that are every bit as groovy as the material we heard on the previous two volumes of the Africa Airwaves series – but maybe a bit trippier too! These aren't the kind of tracks that are on the muddier, grubbier side of psych – and instead, they keep mostly in an Afro Funk mode in terms of the rhythms, but let the guitar lines use a bit more in the way of effects – or allow the production to get a bit more way-out, so that some of the core elements in the mix are taken into really great territory! About half the tracks are heavily instrumental, with some really great solos – and titles include "Odylife" by Damas Swing Orchestra, "Zinabu" by Bunzu Soundz, "Nzango" by African Black, "Atis A Tis" by Ifang Bondi & the Afro Mandigue Sounds, "Push Am Forward" by Afro National, "Onga Ben Ma Na Mene Mebua" by Messi Jacques & Les Dissoumbas De Libreville, "Alla Wakbarr" by Ofo & The Black Company, and "Shake Me" by Aka. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAnthologie Twist Francais 1961 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy sounds from 60s France, plus a few Canadian tracks too – all numbers that take off in the globally-popular twist style of the time, but which feature French language lyrics in the lead! The "twist" here is taken in a nicely wide way – more romping rockers that draw plenty of inspiration from the American scene at the start of the 60s – upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor, but also served up with modes that point the way towards modder French pop to come! A number of cuts are French remakes of American tunes, but others are originals – and as the set moves on, there's also a number of instrumental groovers too. As always with this label, the package is huge – 75 titles in all, plus notes in English too – for titles that include "Danse Le Twist Avec Moi" by Johnny Hallyday, "Twist A Saint Tropez" by Chats Sauvages, "Ali Baba Twist" by Koko, "Twist Twist Senora" by Burt Blanca, "En Dansant Le Twist" by Gillian Hills, "La Lecon De Twist" by Nancy Holloway, "Capital Twist" by Tremolos, "Twist Contre Twist" by Jean Roger & Denise Filiatrault, Twister" by Guy Roger, "Ya Ya Twist" by Petula Clark, "Twisting Baby" by Jacky Seven", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousCine Jazz – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Great jazzy moments from the best years of European cinema – a collection that starts out with the French New Wave, then moves into a range of great sounds from the Italian and French scene of the 60s and early 70s! Most of the music here isn't straight jazz – and instead, the cuts mix some strong instrumental solos with groovy, swinging, and upbeat arrangements – that fantastic use of jazz in film scores that the European scene of the 60s really took up and ran with – into places that were often much cooler, much more interesting than American soundtracks of the time! The collection's filled with great little gems that really work well in each others' company – and titles include "Those Lazy Days" by Armando Trovajoli, "Number One Superman" by Piero Piccioni, "Jazz Interludio" by Giorgio Gaslini, "La Preda" by Vince Tempera & Franco Bixio, "Astaroth" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Eva" by Michel Legrand, "Una Gita Mancata" by Ennio Morricone, and "Fiacre" by Georges Delerue. CD

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VariousCole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
Hard-grooving R&B from a host of hip talents from the 50s – music that's a bit blues, a bit jazz, and which goes past the obvious tunes you'd usually find on a collection like this! The cuts were chosen by the folks at the Cole Slaw Club in Germany – a specialist spot to step to old school grooves like these – and the sounds are a very cool mix of jukebox jive, groovy instrumentals, and some deeper-voiced tunes that really give the collection a lot of depth! The collection's not afraid to step between different genres in search of a swinging groove – in the best Bear Family/Cree Records style – and titles include "I Changed My Mind Jack" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Spider In The Web" by The Dooley Sisters, "Big John" by Richard Berry, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra, "Salome Twist" by The Carroll Brothers, "Talk About Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks, "Stolen Love" by Miss Lavell, "Sweet Little Love Like You" by Al Brown & The Tune Toppers, "Dance Of The Goony Bird" by Pat Miller, "Summertime" by Sylvia Mora, and "My Old Man" by Buddy & Ella Johnson. CD

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✨✧ VariousEthiopiques Volume 26 – Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
An amazing and overlooked chapter of modern Ethiopian music – work recorded by a vaguely military ensemble – the Imperial Bodyguard Band! The group's got a sound that's great enough on its own – loads of offbeat rhythms, unusual horn passages, and otherworldly sounds – all very much in the best spirit of 70s Ethiopian music. But they've also got a "secret weapon", too – vocalist Mahmoud Ahmed, who's singing here on some of his earliest recordings! A military band seems a strange outlet for music this groovy – but that's a tension that's noted clearly in the notes, which get at the fascinating development of the combo. The collection is another feather in the cap of the excellent Ethiopiques series – and features rare work from singles we'd never have heard otherwise! Titles include "Ebo Lala", "Eneman Neberu", "Tchela Atbey", "Alem Alem", "Endet Lelefew", "Enqu Messay", "Kantchi Gar Kalhone", "Feqer Bezebezegen", and a great version of "Tezeta". CD

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VariousFor Connoisseurs Only Vol 3 – Kent/Modern Soul Collectables ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
No need to be a connoisseur to enjoy this set – because the tunes here are all plenty darn groovy – rare soul numbers with an instant appeal to our ears, thanks to their freshness and the quality of the work! The package features rare singles and a bunch of previously unissued tracks from the vaults of the Kent/Modern labels – most recorded at the end of the 60s, in a range of soulful styles! Some numbers have a sweeter feel, but many echo the headier sounds of the times – bringing in some funkier or psychedelic soul influences, even when the themes might be a bit more conventional, or the grooves a bit more mellow. As always with Kent, the package features loads of notes on the music – enough to help even a novice become a connoisseur after a few listenings – and the CD features 24 titles that include "Cut Me Loose" by Gene Taylor, "Beverly" by Billy Watkins, "If I'd Lose You" by Jackie Day, "That Righteous Feeling" by Marvin Phillips & The Spinners, "My Name Is Misery" by Al King, "I've Gotta Get You Back" by Mary Love, "I'm Guilty" by Vernon Garrett, "Can't Count The Days" by Jeb Stuart, "Baby Baby Baby" by Leon Peterson, "The Ta Ta Song" by Little Henry & The Shamrocks, and "It's OK" by Esther Williams. CD

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VariousGilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... CD
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The magic sunshine here is all from the legendary catalog of MPS Records – unusually groovy jazz tracks from the 60s and 70s, all hand-picked by the equally legendary DJ Gilles Peterson! Peterson first turned many ears onto MPS back a few decades ago – with his excellent Talkin Jazz series – and this set follows strongly in that legacy, but also really shows both the deeper knowledge of the label's catalog we've acquired over the years, and the further development of Gilles' incredible ear for finding an unusual tune! The music here isn't just funky jazz, it's a huge range of sounds at once – some modal and spiritual elements, some global jazz experiments, a few vocal tracks, and even some very cool space-age styles – served up in a package that seems to make each new track burst forward with fresh feeling in the company of the others – that rare quality that can make a compilation like this so great. Titles include "Lillemor" by Francy Boland, "Out Of The Sorcellery" by Eddie Louiss, "Big P" by Modern Jazz Group Freiburg, "Stone Ground Seven" by Singers Unlimited, "Harp Revolution" by Johnny Teupen, "Service" by Orchester Roland Kovac, "Love Train" by Third Wave, "Dew" by Don Ellis, "Our Chant" by Gunter Hampel, "Denn Liebe Ist Stark Wie Der Tod" by Wolfgang Lauth, "Why & How" by Mark Murphy, and "Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo" by Pedro Iturralde with Paco DeLucia. CD

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VariousGirls Want The Boys – Sweden's Beat Girls 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Totally groovy sounds from the Swedish scene of the 60s – a flurry of female pop tunes that we love every bit as our favorite French femme work from the time! Like French pop, the tunes here are lively and upbeat – often with a slight current of funk or soul in the rhythms, and with instrumentation that mixes fuller orchestrations with groovier elements at the core – creating a juxtaposition of large sound and personal presence that makes the music plenty darn great throughout! There have been lots of other European scenes tapped like this over the years – but this may well be the first Swedish collection we've ever heard – and, thanks to the folks at Ace Records, it gets beautiful presentation with top-shelf sound, and detailed notes on the music. Titles include "The Girls Want The Boys" by Eleanor Bodel, "Karlek Finns Det Overallt" by Mak Les Souers, "Last Train To Liverpool" by Plommons, "Good Kind Of Hurt" by Lena Junoff, "Don't" by Doris, "Benny Law" by Plums, "Lite For Liten" by Lill Babs, "Vadret" by Mona Wessman, and "You Really Have Started Something" by Britt Bergstrom. 24 tracks in all! CD
Also available Girls Want The Boys – Sweden's Beat Girls 1966 to 1970 ... LP 21.99
 
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MastersoundsDate With The Mastersounds ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good ... $16.99
A great album by the bscure and groovy group that featured Wes Montgomery's brothers (Buddy and Monk) on vibes and bass, plus Richie Crabtree on piano and Benny Barth on drums. The group had a piano/vibes sound that was clearly inspired by 50s work of the George Shearing Quintet or the MJQ – but given their roots in the Montgomery Brothers' Indianapolis soul jazz scene, the Mastersounds managed to swing a bit more than their contemporaries – going for a slightly exotic approach to jazz that also had lots of traces of the work of Horace Silver. Titles include "Fink Fank Funk", "For Now", "Try It", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)
 
 
 



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