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✨✧ I GresI Gres Vol 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2CD Gatefolod ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime selection of work from this legendary sound library ensemble – an Italian group who were so cool, so groovy, they were virtually a genre unto themselves – able to step easily between funky numbers, jazzy groovers, and these odd, offbeat styles that are especially nice! These three albums wonderfully wrap together a legacy of Italian sounds from the whole late 60s/early 70s soundtrack era – served up here without any sense of ego or need for identity at all – just a commitment to cool, compelling music – filled with plenty of grooves in the process. 2CD set features all the tracks from Vols 1, 2, & 3 of the I Gres series – 38 numbers that include "Yellow Green", "Duo Balls", "Minor Bossa", "Ronde Bosse", "Hot Dogs", "Sweet Steel", "Shadow", "Wordless", "Country Point", "Corale Ostinato", "Ritmo Pampa", "To Wes", "To Jimmy", and "Moaning". CD

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✨✧ Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedSounds Of Sound Limited (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer funky group from early 70s Japan – a slightly large ensemble, but one with some really heavy drums at the bottom – plus some great use of organ and electric guitar! There's a tight brace of horns at the top – flute, tenor, trumpets, and trombone – but the rhythms are what really drive the record, and give the whole thing a sometimes-funky, always-groovy quality that never lets up! The mode is almost soundtrack funk at times – jazz, but filled with some rich colors and expansive tones too – and there's a sophistication here that really rewards repeated listenings, but never gets in the way of the groovier moments too. Titles include "Theme Mustache", "Tak's Tune", "Joint", "Monster", "Lullaby For Yuh", and "Scotland Scene". CD

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✨✧ IxtahuelePagan Rites ... CD
Subliminal Sounds, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy Polynesian islands-inspired exotica from a Ixtahuele – a contemporary effort you'd be forgiven to think was a rare early 60s record, ala Martin Denny! Ixtaheule do their thing with an ear for that classic vibe, and they have the chops to pull it off. Bongos, congas, gongs, chimes and cymbals bring sand, sun and sea to mind beautifully – with some nice and jazzy drums and piano throughout! Includes "Black Sand", "Rarohengan Dance", "Brugmansia", "Stone Gods Of Bimini", "Orust Luau", "Lotus Eaters", "Searching The Souq", "Huahine", "Dengue Fever" and "Gardens Of Mu". CD

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty Alexander joining the pair, bringing in some warmly soulful elements on piano – in ways that are a great bridge between his work for MGM and MPS! The set also features great tenor from Teddy Edwards – blowing with a deep tone and a sharp edge – and in addition to vibes by Jackson and bass by Brown, the group also features Dick Berk on drums. The set was recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole – and titles include Alexander's "That's The Way It Is", plus "Blues In The Basement", "Wheelin & Dealin", and "Tenderly". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)
Also available That's The Way It Is ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Hank Jones & Oliver NelsonHappenings ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Rinsyoe Kida with Akira Ishikawa & His Count BuffalosTsugaru Jongara Bushi Drum & Tusgaru Jamisen ... CD
Teichiku/Clinck (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shamisen never sounded so groovy before – thanks to excellent work from Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos – who are working here at their funky 70s best! The album mixes great sounds from Count Buffalos with the solo talents of Rinsoye Kida on shamisen – the traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument that's usually used in much more conservative settings – but which is recorded here in a style that's right up front in the mix, and able to step out nicely in front of the fuller, groovier backings from Ishikawa and his group! Given the nature of the instrument, the style is quite different than some other jazz albums from the time that try to mix with Japanese folkloric styles – maybe a bit like Dorothy Ashby on the koto, but more striking overall. Notes and titles are all in Japanese – and the whole thing's pretty darn compelling! CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy playing with a smaller group, one that includes Chester Thompson on drums and Charles Covington on organ. The approach is great on both types of sets – complicatedly funky, in a way that's held up incredibly well over the years – and which warrants greater discovery of Levy's work from the time. The album's got covers of "We've Only Just Begun", "Let's Stay Together" and "It's Too Late" – plus some groovy originals like "Cherries", "The Chocolate Horse", "Ideal", and "Breeding of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". CD

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✨✧ Paul MauriatL'Avventura/Le Lac Majeur (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1971/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two early 70s albums from Paul Mauriat – both surprisingly groovy! First up is a grand L'Avventura from Mauriat – a set that's different from the more spacious sounds of Mauriat's famous 60s material, with a vibe that maybe puts the whole orchestra upfront in the mix, and gives them some electric bass at the bottom to underscore a slight groove at points. Most tunes are instrumentals of tracks by French composers – and the set even features a cover of "La Decadanse" by Serge Gainsbourg – alongside "Ce N'Est Rien", "Comme Un Soleil", "Acropolis Adieu", "Il Fait Beau Il Fait Bon", and "Jesus Cristo". Le Lac Majeur has Paul Mauriat grooving with a nicely light little sound – those clean, clear charts that helped him revolutionize easy listening in the 60s – but maybe with a bit more bounce at times, in ways that almost echo 70s soundtrack material from Europe. Titles include "Summer Memories", "Laisse Aller La Musique", "La Chanson Pour Anna", "Soleil Soleil", and "Rendez-Vous Au Lavandou". CD features bonus tracks – "Let My Name Be Sorry" and "Il Cuore E Uno Zingaro". CD
Also available L'Avventura/Le Lac Majeur (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Phil Moore Jr.Right On ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent album of funky little instrumental tracks – cut by Phil Moore on the Hohner Electric Melodica, and backed by a group that includes drums, bass, and guitar. The melodica has a great groovy sound that's somewhere between a Varitone sax and an organ, and it sounds great on the album's original tracks like "Funky Canyon", "A Now Thing", "Right On", and "Hog Call". Very nice, and one that doesn't show up that much! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wear, aging and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankMichelle ... LP
World Pacific, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Simon & Garfunkel/Dave GrusinGraduate – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in slightly different versions, with a style that's a bit more adult and more off-center than we remember – all sitting next to some groovy instrumental tunes score by a young Dave Grusin, and shifting the mood nicely from track to track. Titles include "Whew", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The Singleman Party Foxtrot", "April Come She Will", "On The Strip", "The Folks", "Mrs Robinson", and "Sounds Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo Columbia Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Chico O'FarrillSpanish Rice ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts – letting Terry solo over the top with sweet trumpety licks, while Chico sets up a crack ensemble that features lots of horns, Latin percussion, and some tasty guitar! The mix of modes is plenty nice – not authentically Latin, but extremely groovy – and titles include "Joonji", "Que Sera", "Tin Tin Deo", "Spanish Rice", "Angelitos Negros", and "Happiness Is". CD
(CD case has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Peter ThomasPeter Thomas Sounds (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection – one that features a huge amount of instrumental albums from Peter Thomas – an artist you might know better from his ultra-groovy crime and sci fi soundtrack material! Thomas scored plenty of films in the German scene of the 60s and 70s – but he also got the chance to record a fair bit of albums on his own, too – a huge range of very hip, very mod records that took of strongly from the offbeat styles he was using in movies! On these records, Thomas moved easily from groovy jazz to bossa nova, mod groovers, instrumental pop, Latin styles, and even a bit of disco-styled cuts later on – all handled with really wonderful instrumentation, and a very cool production style that makes these records come across with the same charm as some of the lighter sounds on the MPS label. Most of those records have never been reissued before, and they're all lovingly collected here in one hugely-stuffed package, along with full notes on each release, and even a number of tracks from singles too. The collection features a whopping 127 tracks – and includes the albums Piano Strings, Organic, Classics A La Pop, Dancing Ninotschka, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra Presents, Viva La Feria, Suramericana, Sound News, PTO In Discoland, and Symphonies Of The 3rd Kind – plus lots of work from rare singles and EP releases! CD

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✨✧ Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To My World ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely polished, but never too slick or commercial – and very much in that special spirit that's been lauded of late by the growing waves of AOR collectors around the globe! Most numbers come across with a nicely soulful vibe, and a fair bit of jazzy inflections – and although the pace is usually somewhat slow-stepping, there's definitely a groove in place on all these tracks! Titles include "Je Suis En Amour" by Diane Tell, "Rio Sinal Verde" by Junior Mendes, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "Peppermint Park" by Paul Hart, "Space Lady" by Ulla, "In Alto Mare" by Loredana Berte, "Neon" by Placa Luminosa, and "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. CD

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✨✧ VariousFlying Start – KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1968 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool collection from the KPM Sound Library – and a set that shows that the label didn't just put out crime and cop-styled funk! Instead, these tracks represent a nicely sophisticated array of sounds – tracks that offer up a bit of jazz, a touch of electronics, and some of the deeper themes you'd expect from some of the bigger names in 70s soundtrack composition – all mixed with groovy elements that keeps the whole thing as lively as the other sound library collections from Vocalion! There's a nicely light vibe to some cuts – billed here with themes that include "miniature moods", "industry/awards", "metropolis", and "dramatic backgrounds" – and the package features a whopping 28 tracks in all – including "Rat Race" by Nick Ingman, "World Series" by Keith Mansfield, "Guide Path" by Neil Richardson, "Fight For Survival" by Johnny Pearson, "Love Poem" by Keith Mansfield, "Computology" by John Cameron, "Flying Start" by David Lindup, "Sublimation" by Stan Tracey, "Sunny Start" by James Clarke, "Automation" by Nick Ingman, "Mood Macabre" by Stan Tracey, and "Tension" by John Dankworth. CD

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✨✧ VariousGilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... CD
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Gilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ VariousIf A Song Could Be Freedom (Organized Sounds Of Resistance) – Five Political & Social Movement Songs ... 7-inch
Interference Archive, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally cool little package – one that brings together a number of different songs originally recorded as acts of political resistance – most of which are groovy enough to stand on their own long after the message has come across! Our favorite here is a remake of the Rare Earth tune "Get Ready" – performed as a nice funky cut with plenty of soul by The Progressive Labor Party, who turn the lyrics to support the workers! Other numbers are more folksy, but still pretty nice – and include a Kurdistan field recording of "The Inernationale", plus "Bambini Pianificati" by Gruppo Musicale Del Comitato, "Pfumo Nya Ku Pele" by Coral Das Forcas Populares De Libertacao De Mocambique, and the North Carolina textile tune "We Got A Union In The Country" by the Mountain Musicians' Cooperative. Comes with a huge booklet of notes and images, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited numbered edition of 600 copies – with heavy book too!)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Animated Breaks & SFX – Mixed By Muro ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from DJ Muro – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given how much we love his other projects! This totally wonderful set has Muro mixing it up with snippets of songs from Japanese animated work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – very cool, very groovy cuts that bring together funky rhythms, jazzy solos, weird electronics, and plenty more – all then woven by Muro into this stunning mix of sounds that includes bits from 37 different songs! All the titles and information are in Japanese – but the feel of the set is like some of the best funk soundtrack work you love from the 70s – from American blacksploitation to the best in European cop and crime. And with Muro on the decks, the mix is perfect – done with the same sort of genius as his Fender Rhodes mixes from a few years back! CD

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