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✨✧ Heaven 17Penthouse & Pavement ... LP
Virgin, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The boldest face of politics on the dancefloor in the early 80s – a tremendous little debut from Heaven 17, formed out of the ashes of the original lineup of Human League! At a time when the League was going a bit soft and pop, Heaven 17 picked up a stronger social agenda than before – touching on themes of corporate greed, military buildup, and class struggle – all cast within a batch of extremely catchy dancefloor numbers! The musical style is somewhat in the Brit electro pop mode of the period, but often funkier and more creative – a factor that helped the group cross over nicely to a soul market here in the states. Titles include "Soul Warfare", "Play To Win", "Penthouse & Pavement", "Fascist Groove Thing", "Geisha Boys & Temple Girls", "Let's All Make A Bomb", and "The Height Of The Fighting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Beautiful LosersNobody Knows The Heaven ... LP
Lion, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A glam folk rock album from mid 70s France – the only album by the Beautiful Losers – a record feels like the most restrained and acoustic based moments on glam-era Bowie and Bolan efforts – sung in English and with big chords and big vocals but done mostly with just voice and acoustic guitar and a bass! It's hard to tell of the Losers were dreaming of a bigger, fuller sound, but the sparseness ultimately suits the songs and performances well, and makes quite a unique record. Titles include "Welcome", "Oxford 1825", "Spanish Women", "You Are Free", "Nobody Knows The Heaven", "Like An Old General", "Something To Do", "The Shining Car", "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", "All Is Going Too Slow", "There Is A Blow" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 numbered copies!)

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Mott The HoopleTwo Miles From Heaven ... LP
Island (UK), 1980. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on the seams.)

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Darryl Rhodes OrchestraBurgers From Heaven ... LP
No Big Deal, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Bebe & Cece WinansHeaven ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Stevie WoodsTake Me To Your Heaven ... LP
Cotillion, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The first album from Stevie Woods, and one of just a few records ever by the early 80s soul groover as a headliner! It's made up of sweet mid tempo cuts, slightly spacier keys & percussion flavored numbers, slow jams with string accents and more – really nice stuff all around! Stevie's a charismatic singer, and this is well tailored, nicely produced and easygoing work. We're surprised Stevie didn't have more years in the limelight! Includes "Fly Away", "Just Can't Win 'Em All", "Take Me To Your Heaven", "Steal The Night", "Through The Years", "Wanna Be Close To You", "Read Between The Lines", "Throw A Little Bit Of Love My Way" and "Gotcha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Wry StrawFrom Earth To Heaven ... LP
June Appal, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has a light stain at the bottom.)

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VariousPennies From Heaven (Decca) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
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✨✧ Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesSeven Steps To Heaven – Live At The Hopbine 1972 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late live work from the legendary Tubby Hayes – but material that still shows the tenor giant at the height of his powers! All tracks are nice and long, and really let Hayes stretch out – not just on tenor, but also on flute – an instrument that he plays with this surprisingly soulful tone, one that's almost a bit raspy at times, and as fluid in solo imagination as his tenor! The rest of the group is nice and lean – really giving Hayes plenty of room in the spotlight – and players include Mike Pyne on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The album features long takes on "Alone Together" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" – plus a six minute burning version of "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download code, too!)

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✨✧ Egil Monn-Iversen OrchestraHimmel Og Helvete/Heaven & Hell ... LP
Moving Music (Norway), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a jazz soundtrack from the Norwegian scene of the 60s – and a record that can easily go head-to-head with the best Italian film scores of the time! The movie's about some young kids trying out some new frontiers in the 60s – and the music has a vibe that really fits the story – sometimes more in a jazz club vein, with great soulful styles – sometimes a bit more freaked out, like those Italian soundtracks that add a slight psychedelic current to familiar instrumentation! Most numbers here are discreet jazz tracks, not just short soundtrack instrumentals – and the musicianship is wonderful, and much more fully-formed than if the tunes were brief. Players aren't listed, but the notes indicate that some top Norway jazzmen performed on the date – and titles include "Zatek's Tema", "Club 13", "Pytagoras", "Heaven & Hell", "Mote Med Hasj", and "Vigelandsparken". The album also features one vocal track – Inger Lise Andersen singing "Heaven & Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – includes download!)

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✨✧ Elliot SmithHeaven Adores You ... LP
Universal, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sweet testament to the talent and earnestly soulful humanity of the late Elliot Smith – who made room for earnest folk songcraft in the lives of many an indie rock fan in the 1990s and early 00s – and the wrenching details (and lack thereof) pf his death are painful to this today. Sad ending aside, his songs are bruised and beautiful, and this soundtrack to the documentary Heaven Adores You shows many different facets, from solo guitar instrumentals, rare, alternate and live versions of a few of his best remembered tunes and rarely heard ones alike. It's pretty packed, too, with 20 tracks: "Don't Call Me Billy" (an early version of Fear City), "Christian Brothers" with his band Heatmiser, "Plainclothes Man" (solo version), "True Love", "Miss Misery" Live on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, "Son Of Sam" (acoustic version), "Happiness", "I Love My Room" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The second album by this excellent all-female San Francisco jazz combo – a live date that's even more cooking than their debut! As before, there's a sweetly breezy style to the record – that hip SF sound of the 70s – with echoes of Braziliana and soul amidst the group's jazzier leanings – all wrapped together with a sound that's tight, but never uptight! The female vocals give the music a feel that's like Janet Lawson, Sheila Landis, or some of the hipper European singers of the 70s – and instrumentation is mostly acoustic, save for a bit of Fender Rhodes. Titles include a version of Gil Scott-Heron's "Willing", plus "Greeting Song", "Call It Jazz", "Too Bad", "Golden River/Golden Dream", and "Heaven Is In Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Peter BuckI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again ... LP
Mississippi, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
A second dose of solo weirdness from Peter Buck – who's best known, of course, as guitarist and co-founder of REM – but he's also done cool and interesting stuff with the Minus Five, The Baseball Project and more in the post REM years – and we admire the heck of his freewheeling solo stuff, too! This one's filled with skronky blues rockers and poetic acoustic tunes alike, with lots of dissonant guitars and unpredictable twists and turns. Other players include Scott McCaughey and other frequent collaborators and special guests. Includes "Ride That Road", "My Slobbering Decline", "Life Is Short", "Southerner", "Here In Heaven", "(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes", "Welcome To The Party", "Drown With Me", "West Of Sunset", "Roswell" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl only release! Appears to be autographed.)

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GC CameronGC Cameron ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Strong work from GC Cameron – really making a bold mark here on his own – working in a smooth, rich, masculine style that's a bit like some of the best early 70s material from Eddie Kendricks! Arrangements are by James Carmichael, Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and other smooth soul talents – and GC's got this edgey vocal approach that strikes out from the backings very strongly, with a hip dope sound on the best cuts, almost in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode – with a sharper edge than on his previous group recordings. Titles include a great version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", plus the cuts "Me & My Life", "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", "Strong Love", "Share Your Life", "Truly Blue", and "Don't Want To Give It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a few creases.)

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✨✧ Alice ClarkComplete Studio Recordings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
The great self-titled Alice Clark LP on Mainstream plus earlier singles for Warner Brothers and unreleased tracks – the complete studio recordings from '68-72 – in one great set! There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really right-on sort of sound that's totally great, and way hipper than most 70s chart soul! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in a touch of jazz – but again, with a much hipper feel than most of his other backings – and most of the tracks are quite obscure, well-written tunes – of the sort of material you might expect to hear sung by Gil Scott-Heron or Donny Hathaway. Includes "Don't You Care", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Maybe This Time", "Looking At Life", "Hey Girl", "Don't Wonder Why", "It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone", "Hard Hard Promises" and the rest from the classic and always sought self-titled album from 1972 – plus great earlier Warner Brothers singles "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" and "Heaven's Will (Must Be Obeyed)" from 1969, and the previously unreleased "Before Her Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 35.98
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given the excellent, mood setting production of Jay Dee/J Dilla and The Soulquarians. For a little while there, we missed the rawer Relativity era vibe, and we didn't fall as head over heels for Like Water For Chocolate as the world at large did, but in hindsight, maybe we just weren't ready for it – it's easily amongst the best hip hop albums of the period. Titles include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven Part Two" with D'Angelo, "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions" and "A Song For Assata". LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)

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Chris ConnorThis Is Chris ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Beautifully icy vocals from the amazing Chris Connor – the kind of record that set a new standard for vocal jazz back in the 50s! The session's a small group one – with Chris singing intimately alongside backing from Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Kai Winding and JJ Johnson on trombones, Joe Puma on guitar, and Ralph Sharon on piano – all lightly arranged to allow Connor's vocals prime placement in the record, while shading in the spaces with some nicely modern colors. Titles are mostly familiar, but wonderfully transformed into Connor's own personal statements – and tracks include "Ridin High", "It's All Right With Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart", "All This & Heaven Too", "Trouble Is a Man", "Blame It On My Youth", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Polydor, with obi and insert.)
Also available This Is Chris ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express – Packaged For Pleasure ... LP
Cartan Tours/Avco, Mid 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The obscure second album from Liz Damon & The Orient Express – best known for their first record on White Whale, a sunny groovy classic! This one's from a few years after that record – and has a sweeter, sunnier, and (dare we say it?) trashier 70s feel – one that's probably best summed up by the cover photo of Liz in layers and layers of makeup, wearing a real Stepford Wives look on her face! The music's still pretty great, though – somewhere in between Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and The Singers Unlimited – having the sweet male/female vocal style of the former, and the warmer 70s production of the latter. The album's also packaged for a travel company – Cartan Tours – and is filled with ads for Cartan's Hawaii package, as well as their trips to Mexico, Canada, and the Orient! Pretty great – and plenty obscure – with tunes that include "Wave", "Quando Quando Quando", "Heaven In My Heart", "Amor", "More Better Go Easy", and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album

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DonovanGift From A Flower To A Garden (Epic) ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good 2LP Box Set ... $24.99
One of the trippiest albums ever from Donovan, as you might guess from the title – a double-length gem that's filled with wonderfully groovy tunes! The set was cut during Donovan's killer years with producer Mickie Most in the late 60s – and it's got an instrumental feel that's even more laidback than some of his others from the time – mostly hip small combo instrumentation that features organ from Mike O'Neil, flute from Harold McNair, and vibes from Mike Carr – all done with some hip jazzy touches underneath Donovan's lead acoustic guitar – a folk-funk blend that's totally great, and which clearly set the scene for countless other imitations to come! Nobody can touch Donovan's charm at this point, though – and the album's a treasure through and through – filled with great tunes that include "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Skip A Long Sam", "Sun", "Little Boy In Corduroy", "Oh Gosh", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "Song Of The Naturalist's Wife", "Lay Of The Last Tinker", "The Lullaby Of Spring", "The Magpie", "Epistle To Derroll", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing including booklet. Box has some surface wear, split corner, and some writing in pen on front.)

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✨✧ 5th DimensionAge of Aquarius ... LP
Soul City, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Always-great work from the 5th Dimension – one of their biggest albums ever, built around the group's hit version of "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In", and featuring some other psychedelic pop soul gems like "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Blowing Away", "The Hideaway", "The Winds of Heaven", and "Working On A Grooving Thing". Also includes the excellent "Wedding Bell Blues" – one of the greatest songs of all time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Five KeysOn Stage! ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
Wonderful vocal group soul from The Five Keys – easily one of the tightest, sharpest, most sophisticated groups of their generation! A dozen numbers in all, including "Just For A Thrill","Who Do You Know In Heaven", "Maybe You'll Be There","Tiger Lily", "C'Est La Vie", "Dream", "Let There Be You", "All I Need IS You", "The Gypsy", "From The Bottom Of My Heart", "To Each His Own" and "Boom-Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing in the withdrawn cover. Cover has light surface wear and clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern soul groovers and mellower moments – a quality that was perfected when Griffin was singing with The Miracles on late 70s Columbia Records. John Barnes produced and arranged the set, but Billy helped a lot with the tunes – and titles include the killer "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" – a snapping bit of boogie that never gets old – plus "2nd Day Love Story", "Understand", "Stone's Throw From Heaven", "The Beat Is Getting Stronger", "Love Is Not A Word", "Be With Me", and "Breaking Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy HarperDestiny Is Yours ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Very Good+ ... $29.99
An incredible return to form for Billy Harper – and a landmark album recorded at the end of the 80s, when we'd all but given up on him! The session returns Billy to the majesty of his 70s work – placing him in the setting of long tracks, modal rhythms, and spiritual motivation – the uniquely Harper territory first forged with Lee Morgan and Max Roach, sounding better than ever here, with all the confidence of his youth. The group's a quintet – with Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Clarence Seay on bass, and Newman Baker on drums – working perfectly as a unit, with a power level that's simply amazing. Harper's the main star, reaching towards the heavens with some incredible solos – but he also clearly knows that he wouldn't be able to do what he does without the great level of support he's getting from the rest of the group. Tracks include "Destiny Is Yours", "If One Could Only See", "Groove From Heaven", and "East West Exodus". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Dance In The Question" and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on the bottom half, but is decent enough overall.)

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Billie HolidayLover Man ... LP
Decca, Late 40s. Good ... $3.99
A full LP issue of singles that Billie Holiday recorded for Decca during the mid and late 40s – all small group sessions, with occasional added instrumentation on small string sections, or vocals. The sides are a nice counterpoint to Billie's work for Verve and Columbia – as the players differ nicely on many of the numbers, and a few tracks even feature a backing vocal group! Titles include "Lover Man", "Old Devil Called Love", "Porgy", "Girls Were Meant To Take Care Of Boys", "This Is Heaven To Me", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has wear & splitting.)

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✨✧ LeadersUnforseen Blessings ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the strongest albums from the Leaders sextet – an ensemble that features 6 of America's best left-of-center players of the time – all of them leaders of their own groups, putting aside ego to come together beautifully here! The set features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Blythe on alto, Chico Freeman on tenor and soprano, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Don Moye on percussion – all jamming to a set of original tunes that vary between longer numbers and shorter bits that are interspersed between the tracks – a balance that further underscores the creativity of the players. Titles include "Lucia", "Now A Moment", "Heaven Dance", "Peacemaker", "The Search", "Lightish", and "Sun Percussion Six". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom half, with light waviness and a delaminated spot on the opening.)

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Clyde McPhatterMay I Sing For You ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A sweet album of ballads and late nite love songs from Clyde McPhatter – one that has him going head to head with other 50s balladeers, like Jesse Belvin, Tony Wilson, or maybe even Johnny Mathis! That great McPhatter rasp is still nicely present, even amidst the strings and fuller backings from Glenn Osser – and even though many of the tunes are standards, the McPhatter touch helps them stay fresh. Titles include "You Belong To Me", "That's My Desire", "What Will I Tell My Heart", "These Foolish Things", "When Did You Leave Heaven", and "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the spine.)

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Attilio ''Art'' MineoMan In Space With Sounds (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Wonderful sounds from space – put together in a rare album that was initially issued in a small batch, to coincide with the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962! For the set, Art Mineo comes up with an amazing batch of spacey sounds that were played at the fair in conjunction with a machine called the "Bubbleator" – a weird transparent elevator – and although Mineo had recorded the music a decade before, it fits surprisingly well for the setting – thanks to quality that's definitely futuristic! There's no electronic instrumentation on the LP, but the sound is off-kilter and mighty weird – with an atonal quality that sounds like it's being made by early computer music instruments, but which is really just a string section and percussion – played in a strange, otherwordly way. The music is spooky, spare, and with an arch-evil sound that's made the record a space age classic since the day it was released – on titles that include "Welcome To Tomorrow", "Gayway To Heaven", "Soaring Silence", "Man Seeks The Future", "Science Of Tomorrow", and "The Queen City". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)
Also available Man In Space With Sounds ... CD 13.99

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Blue MitchellBrasses & Strings (aka Smooth As The Wind) (record plays from the INSIDE OUT) ... LP
Fortissimo/Riverside, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $69.99
A rare one from Blue Mitchell – issued on the Riverside offshoot label Fortissimo – and a record that plays from the INSIDE OUT – starting at the inner label and playing through to the outer groove – backwards from conventional albums! The re-titled set features music from Blue's Riverside date Smooth As The Wind – a slightly different record than usual for Blue – not as down-n-dirty and funky, but more "smooth as the wind" – with Blue blowing solos over larger arrangements by Tadd Dameron and Benny Golson, a small string group mixed with jazz and horn backings. Given the hipness of the arrangers, the session's still got a nice edge – and the choice of material takes it past the realm of stringy standards, into a more complex mode that shows a very different side of Blue. Titles include "Strollin", "A Blue Time", "For Heaven's Sake", "Peace", and "Smooth As The Wind". As noted above, this record plays opposite from most of the records you own – from the INSIDE OUT. To start play you must drop the needle on what would normally be the runout groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear red vinyl pressing. PLEASE NOTE: THIS RECORD PLAYS FROM THE INSIDE OUT! Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ James MoodyHeritage Hum ... LP
Perception, Early 70s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
While not as all-out funky as some of the other Perception jazz LPs from the time (including Moody's own The Teachers), this one's got a great slinking groove to it, and features nice playing by Michael Longo, who was also in Dizzy's funky 70s group at the time. Eddie Jefferson sings vocals on a hilarious version of "Pennies From Heaven", and other titles include "Heritage Hum", "Road Runner", "Soul Searching", and "Travel On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining.)
 
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SuperheavenOurs Is Chrome ... LP
Side One Dummy, 2015. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package really zeros in on all the best bits – and has a special focus on the early 70s, with some other bits from the 60s as well – all the wonderful vintage material that captures that special time in Ethiopian music when the artists were really taking some new chances with their sound – and creating an otherworldly blend of jazz and funk with more local elements as well. The range of artists is great – a really compelling blend of singers and instrumentalists, not just a handful of tracks by Mulatu – and titles include "Presentiment" by Tsegue Maryam Guebrou, "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" by Girma Beyene, "Hedetch Alu" by Muluquen Mellesse, "Lantchi Biye" by Tlahoun Gessesse, "Tchereqa" by Menelik Wesnatchew, "Ashasha Beyew" by Abbebe Tessemma, "Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani" by Ali Birra, "Mela Mela" by Seyfou Yohannes, "Teredjew Neber" by Ayalew Mesfin, and "Hametegnaw" by Seyoum Gebreyes. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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John Betsch SocietyEarth Blossom (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Strata East/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A beautiful session of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the rarer albums on the legendary Strata East label! The obscure combo is led by drummer/percussionist John Betsch – and instrumentation includes guitar, piano, electric piano, and reeds – all used with plenty of warm touches, and a few sharp edges – all very much in the best Strata East mode of the time! The tracks have a soaring sort of sound – similar to some of the Keno Duke material on the label, but also touched with some trippier edges too – a great blend that really brings a lot of depth to the session, and which has made this one of our favorite Strata sides over the years. Titles include "Song For An Untitled Lady", "Ra", "Get Up & Go", and "Ode To Ethiopia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition reissue of 1000 copies.)

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose – (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A fantastic contemporary performance from Girma Beyene – a key artist in the golden age of Ethiopian, working here with the excellent Akale Wube quintet! Girma's one of a number of singers who went into exile during the changing political climate of the 70s – but in recent years, he's returned to his homeland, and has really reaffirmed his role in music – coming across here with a sound that's maybe even deeper and more sophisticated than his earlier recordings, and somewhat jazzier too! The group have a nicely understated approach – classic Ethiopian jazz and funk modes, but never overdone – so that when Girma slides into the groove, he really gets the right sort of space – which allows for some especially great presentation of his amazing vocals. Yet the set's also got some great instrumental tracks, too – long numbers that really make a great showcase for the saxophone work of Etienne De La Sayette and trumpet of Paul Bouclier. Florian Pellissier guests on organ on three tracks, and Fender Rhodes on one more – and titles include "Bemelkesh Aydelem", "Ene Negn Bay Manesh", "Enken Yelelebesh", "Melewetsesh Menew", "Wub Nat", and "Meslogn Neber". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD 11.99

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Label has a name in marker.)

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Brother AhhMove Ever Onward ... LP
Divine/Manufactured, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Cosmic righteousness from Brother Ahh – an enigmatic musician who worked briefly with Sun Ra, and continued an exploration of the sonic heavens on his own! This rare 1975 album features Ahh's Sound Awareness ensemble – a 25 piece group that features a host of voices set to percussion, flutes, and other intimate and evocative instrumentation. The feel's quite hard to describe – kind of a cross between Sun Ra and Moondog, with the righteous style of vocalization that you might find on some of the Max Roach experiments with voices, recorded in the relaxed and expressive style of the early AACM – all of which means it's a great little record, with a very striking approach! Titles include "Transfiguration", "Nature's Children", "Transcendental March", "Boundless Rhythm", "Sweet Illumination", and "Celestial Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Volume 2 in the Brother Ahh series!)
Also available Move Ever Onward ... CD 11.99

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CerroneCerrone IV – The Golden Touch ... LP
Cotillion, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Cerrone's definitely got the Golden Touch here – grooving long and strong, with that mix of cosmic club and warmer disco that made his 70s music so great! The album's a masterpiece all the way through – driven by great percussion from the maestro, and swirled up into a heavenly mix at the legendary Trident studios – with some mighty sweet keyboards that really make the whole thing sparkle! There's a nice undercurrent of fuzz at points, too – hinting at French club to come – and the whole thing's a wonderful standard-setting record that really earns all the accolades it's gotten over the years. Titles include the long funky version of "Rocket In The Pocket" – plus "Je Suis Music", "Look For Love", and "Music Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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