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Phil Ranelin & OthersPhil Ranelin Remixes ... CD
Tribe/Hefty, Mid 70s/2002. Used ... $6.99
A great little set – way better than you might think! Trombonist Phil Ranelin was one of the driving forces behind the 70s Tribe Records scene in Detroit – and here, his classic recordings from that time are remixed by a host of underground producers! Now we know what you're thinking: "Utter crap! This must sound terrible." But honestly, it's actually pretty darn great – and we quickly put aside all our skeptical feelings about the record after even the first few tracks. You see, Ranelin's got a great bottom sound to his trombone playing – soulful, a bit funky, with a deep tone that's perfect for cutting up, reassembling, and spreading out in the way that some of these producers handle his tone. The resulting set far more than updates Ranelin's sound for the 21st Century – it's one of the few projects that really draws a link between the older jazz traditions that so many of today's producers claim as an influence, and the modern music that's supposedly inspired by older jazz, but which rarely gets expressed so clearly as this. The set features remix work by Kirk Degiorgio, Slicker, El P, Nobody, Morgan Geist, and Prefuse 73 – and tracks include "Wife", "For The Children", "Sounds From The Village", "Vibes From The Tribe", "Black Destiny", and "Time Is Running Out". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Fred AndersonAnother Place ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- ... $48.99
Nice, nice 70s material by this oft-overlooked AACM member from Chicago, one of the few documents of hismind blowing playing from that era. Anderson's hefty tenor is captured live at the Moers festival of new jazz in a quartet setting with other great Chicago players like the equally underheard Billy Brimfield on trumpet, a young George Lewis on trombone, Brian Smith on bass, and a then young Hank (Hamid) Drake on percussion in what is probably one of his earliest recording dates. The nice, lengthy titles include "Saxoon", "The Bull", and "Another Place". LP, Vinyl record album

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Drew Hardin & The Editors Of Hot Rod MagazineHot Rod Magazine – All The Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Motorbooks, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
A hefty look at Hot Rod magazine – from the time the publication started in the postwar years, through its big time in the 60s, to its surprisingly durable run up to more recent years too! The book promises all the covers of all the issues through that run – and it definitely delivers that, but adds in way more than just a simple pastiche of cover art – with year-by-year details on the magazine, and a manner of presentation that makes things very lively – through other image, and a focus on some of the ultra-cool images from the classic years. 255 pages, hardcover, and heavy and glossy throughout! Book

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells the full tale of the Defender – offering up hundreds of pages that look not just at the paper's history, but also its role in the segregated black community of Chicago, and its lasting impact – both at a local and national level. The book is extremely well-researched, and written by an author who was also part of the Defender staff in its later years – and the whole thing clocks in at a whopping 633 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Tex RitterBlood On The Saddle – Complete Recordings 1932 to December 1947 (4CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), 1930s/1940s. Used 4CDs ... $48.99
He may have dressed like a cowboy, but the great Tex Ritter was a crucial figure in helping to expand the sound of country music in the postwar years – and there's no better document of his genius than this great series from Bear Family! The box includes important early 78rpm material, and key early sides for Capitol Records – from a time when Tex was helping the west coast country scene really get going. As usual, the packaging is great – with a hefty booklet of notes and photos – and a massive amount of music, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Louise SimonsonDC Comics Covergirls (hardcover) ... Book
Chartwell Books, 2007. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
The world of comics might seem to be a male-dominated one at times – but DC Comics has more than made up for that over the years – by giving us powerful characters like Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Raven, Big Barda, Catwoman, Lois Lane, and many others – all featured here in a stunning full-color book, filled with vintage images from the comic pages! The book's got a bit of history and other context, but reads more like an artbook overall – with loads of lavish reproductions of classic comic covers, plus other inside artwork, some unusual images, and lots more greatness too. The book was put together by Louise Simonson – herself a bit of a comic hero, given her decades of work as a writer and editor – and the whole thing is 208 pages, hefty, oversize, and full color! Book

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VariousI'm A Freak Baby – A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $21.99
A tremendous overview of the UK hard rock years at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – a time when some of the biggest groups of the coming decade would move to the forefront, while so many others who never got their due still hit an equally great groove! This set's a strong nod to the legion of excellent British acts that never soared to the heights of Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath – but shared a similar ability to push older blues rock and psych modes into much heavier territory – a fiercely dark groove that set the stage for so much music making in decades to come! You're bound to know a few names here, but the set also overflows with lots more work that really illuminates the period – a massive 48 tracks on 3CDs, complete with a hefty booklet of notes that will take you on one mad musical journey. Titles include "My Son's Alive" by Crushed Butter, "All In Your Mind" by Stray, "Bogeyman" by Writing On The Wall, "Love In The Rain" by Edgar Broughton Band, "Jehovah" by The Velvet Frogs, "Flash" by Bare Soul, "Ascension Day" by Third World War, "Trying To Find My Way Back Home" by Morning After, "Yellow Cave Woman" by Velvett Fogg, "Too Old" by Andromeda, "Occult" by The Kult, "Twisted Trip Woman" by Sweet Slag, "Rock My Soul" by Charge, "Cherry Red" by The Groundhogs, "Apocalypse" by Barnabus, "Falling" by The Iron Maiden, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla re-upped – a deluxe 2CD edition packed with bonus tracks, remixes and the much heralded instrumentals! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the main set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – Madlib brings the funky sampler genius – and Dilla rocks the thumping Detroit hip hop soul crunch. A number of guest rhymers step to the mic, including Talib Kweli, Percee P, Frank-N-Dank & Guilty Simpson, and the flow is seamless. Not only was this one of the best hip hop albums of '03, it also has a dyed-in-the-wool classic production style, and it sounds just as great a few years later! So very highly recommended! Main album tracks include "L.A. To Detroit", "McNasty Filth" with Frank-n-Dank, "Nowadayz", "Champion Sound", "The Red", "Heavy", "Raw S*!t" with Kweli, "The Official", "The Heist", "The Mission", "React" with Quasimodo, "The Exclusive" with Percee P, "Survival Test", "Starz" and "No Games". The hefty list of bonus material includes "Raw Addict", "Pillz", "Da Rawkus" (Sir Bang version), "Heavy" (Chronic mix), "Survival Test" (Rasta dub version), "The Mission" (Stringed Out mix) and many more, plus the Champion Sound Beats – 15 instrumental tracks!!! CD

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Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records – but also countless hours on the road, where Otis honed his talents and perfected his craft – while additionally putting both himself and his talents at risk. Author Mark Ribowsky looks at these years in wonderful depth – mostly with a focus on Redding, but also a strong look at Stax as well – as the partnership between the two was one of the most important in soul music at the time, and continues to have an impact all these many years later. Book is 366 pages, with copious notes at the end – hardcover, and with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Dave Moore & Jason ThorntonThere's That Beat Guide To The Philly Sound – Philadelphia Soul Music & Its R&B Roots –From Gospel & Bandstand to TSOP (Hardcover) ... Book
There's That Beat/Premium (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible book on the sound of soul in Philadelphia – one that's every bit as visually vivid as the music itself – with page after page of full color label scans, vintage photos, and other rare images! The book was put together by the team who gave us the great Northern Soul magazine There's That Beat a number of years ago – and although the book is heavy, with hundreds of pages, the look and feel here is as wonderful as that previous publication – with really thoughtful layout alongside the text, which keeps things visually popping while you read the history of all the great music within! The book is a record collector's dream – and might well be worth it alone for the hundreds and hundreds of record scans – but the writing is equally great, and traces the history of Philly soul up through gospel, blues, and doo wop – to the huge explosion of sounds in the 60s and 70s. Almost 700 pages, with very heavy paper throughout – and well worth the hefty price tag if you're a fan of Philly soul! Book

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✨✧ Paul SteinbeckMessage to Our Folks – The Art Ensemble of Chicago (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the genius of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – one of the coolest, most compelling groups to emerge in the great wave of avant jazz in the late 60s – and one who continued to give the world a lifetime legacy of groundbreaking music! There's been plenty written on the group over the years, but author Paul Steinbeck really takes things further – by bringing his own musicological training to play with the performances of the group – expanding our understanding of their sounds with rich interpretation of key moments – balanced out nicely by a fuller history of the group and its individual members – and their importance both on the American and global jazz scenes during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The book is a very hefty read – 346 pages, with a fair bit of notes and references that show the huge amount of work that the author put into the project. Hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Topher Horn/BlkshrkTopher Horn X Blkshrk...For Todd EP ... 12-inch
Fat Finger Cosmic/Rocksteady Disco, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A nice little split 12" EP pairing up dancefloor tracks by the Blkshrk duo of Eddie Logic & Blair French for the Fat Finger Cosmic label – and Rocksteady Disco's Topher Horn! The Blkshrk side kicks of with heavy beats and percussion, with just as hefty bass grooves, and a really solid blend of spacey synths and keys. Topher Horn's side is just as solid, working with classic schooled, contempory sounding deep house vibes. Titles include "Swimming For Todd", Ticket Stub", "PD8-15", "Photo For Todd" and "Chopped Rhodes (12" Mix)". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Liz McQuiston; Germain Greer, forwardSuffragettes To She Devils – Women's Liberation & Beyond (hardcover) ... Book
Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The history of women's rights in the 20th Century – presented here in a beautiful art book format that's filled with hundreds of stunning images throughout! The volume traces the evolution of different strands of struggle and victory in the past 100 years – and uses an amazing array of visual material that came from these movements – posters, flyers, magazines, billboards, photos, propaganda, and lots lots more – all laid out in full color throughout, and supported with a huge amount of writing as well. German Greer provides the introduction, but author Liz McQuiston's the real star of the show here – doing a mindblowing job of representing the ongoing battle for political freedoms and equality, and showcasing a range of feminist heroes we never would have discovered otherwise. Book is a hefty 240 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with full color images throughout. Book

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Memorial Album (Epic 2LP) ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Some of Lester Young's first great moments of prominence – his late 30s recordings with the Count Basie Band, offered here in a well-done collection issued as a memorial after his death in 1959! The sets are all led by Basie, but most feature strong saxophone lead by Young – solos that helped define the tenor sax sound of a generation, nestled in alongside other top-shelf players who include Buddy Tate on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, and Harry Edison and Buck Clayton on trumpets. The set features a hefty 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Broadway", "Blow Top", "Dickie's Dream", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "Pound Cake", "Rock A Bye Basie", "Riff Interlude", "Easy Does It", "Jump For Me", "Hollywood Jump", "Tickle Toe", "12th Street Rag", "I Left My Baby", and "Shoe Shine Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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