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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, Early 30s. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to all the tunes, unless you understand Greek – but that's more than OK, because the guitar work is equally wonderful – often on this steel-stringed version that has a very resonant quality, and which rings out in these cyclical ways that are really beautiful – almost prefacing a Robbie Basho sort of style, and played in ways that perhaps are linked to other Greek stringed instruments. The package features a very hefty booklet of notes – and the translations of the song titles get at the spirit of the record – and include "A School Was Burned", "Yannis The Hash Smoker", "I Became Thin", "You Were Barefoot", and "The Jail's A Fine School". LP, Vinyl record album

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MarvelettesForever More – The Complete Motown Albums Vol 2 (Marvelettes/Sophisticated Soul/In Full Bloom/Return Of The Marvelettes/bonus tracks) (4CDs ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $43.99
A hefty helping of The Marvelettes – a set that not only shows why the trio was one of Motown's best groups of the 60s, but which also unearths a wealth of previously-unissued material too! The core of the package are a quartet of sublime albums by the girls – The Marvelettes, Sophisticated Soul, In Full Bloom, and The Return Of The Marvelettes – great "second chapter" work that shows the trio really stretching out in the best Motown modes of the mid 60s – hitting grooves that complicate things nicely from the early days, with vocals that are even tighter than before, yet still packed with a hell of a lot of soul as well! Production is wonderful – equally tight, yet never too polished – and the set not only features all tracks from the albums, but also 10 more bonus tracks, and additional full mono LP versions of The Marvelettes and Sophisticated soul – both quite rare! And, if that's not enough, CD 4 features 24 previously-unissued tracks – all Motown vault material from the 60s, with more than enough tracks to make up two more full records by the girls – a huge discovery in 60s soul music, and essential listening, even if you've got their records on vinyl. Unreleased titles include "Johnny Do Right", "Queen Of The Fools", "From Now On", "Three Months", "My Baby Won't Come Back", "Dance A While Cry A While", "I Can't Wait Till Summer Comes", "Why'd You Do It", "Change Of Heart", and "The Train That's Bringing My Baby". 4CDs, 119 tracks, and wonderful packaging too! CD
(Please note that there is some edgewear to the case.)

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Liz McQuiston; Germain Greer, forwardSuffragettes To She Devils – Women's Liberation & Beyond (hardcover) ... Book
Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy ... $21.99 59.95
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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William ParkerCentering – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1987 (6CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6 CDs ... $74.99
An amazing collection of music from legendary bassist William Parker – 6 CDs' worth of performances, all of them unreleased, packaged together in a limited edition box set with a detailed booklet as well! The scope of the sounds is amazing – almost like finding the full career of a jazz musician in one space – even though it's only a slice of the rich contributions that Parker has made to music over his decades in jazz! A number of the tracks features important large ensembles that push forward ideas from the loft jazz generation – with players who include Daniel Carter on saxes, David S Ware on tenor, Jemeel Moondoc on alto, Charles Tyler on baritone, Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik on trumpets, Billy Bang on violin, and Rashid Bakr and Dennis Charles on drums. Other tracks feature sparer pairings that are especially haunting – duets between Parker's bass and the alto and trumpet of Daniel Carter, a trio with David S Ware on tenor and Dennis Charles on drums, and two long duo tracks with tenorist Charles Gayle! The whole thing's amazing – worth far more in music than its hefty price tag – and a huge discovery throughout! CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000.)

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David RitzRespect – The Life Of Aretha Franklin (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 30.00
David Ritz has a mighty long pedigree when it comes to music writing – including some songwriting credits, too – and he's definitely someone we can trust to take on the life and music of the great Aretha Franklin in this mighty hefty book! The volume goes way past the usual trappings of a star biography – and instead digs deep, both into Aretha's persona, and the larger world of music in which she was situated – locating both those things that made her so unique and important, and those personal factors that shaped her sounds from behind the scenes during her long years of recording and performance. Ritz already did a great job with his book on Marvin Gaye, but he may well be even greater here – in a heavy volume that runs for over 500 pages, and which includes a section of photographs too. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Windy City, Sidney Joe Qualls, Ebony Funky RhythmSoul's Kinda Town – Chi Sound Soul Survey 1976-1982 ... CD
West Side (UK), Mid 70s-Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A great little compilation of obscure soul from Chicago – featuring some of the lesser-known (but excellent) work on the Chi-Sound label. The set features 2 CDs worth of work – with a pretty hefty chunk of material for each group included in the project. One of the highlights of the package is some excellent work by Windy City – an obscure vocal group that was actually one of Chicago's best male soul acts during the 70s, but who never got their due. Windy City sing "Windy City Theme", "Win Or Lose", "Fool Or Your Man", "I Got Mine", "I Still Love You", "Somethin's Missin", and their hit "Let Me Ride". Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign check in with "Understanding", "Where You Lead", "Giving Me Less Love", and "You Got Me Rushin". Sidney Joe Qualls sings some great mellow soul on the tracks "I Don't Do This", "Where Have You Been", "I'll Run To Your Side", "Let The Woman Show", and "I Could Be So Good For You". Manchild do "Joy", "Our Message", "One Tender Moment", and "These Are The Things That Are Special To Me". The set's rounded off by 2 tracks from Magnum Force – "Share My Love" and "Come Fly Away With Me" – plus "Windy City Theme" done as a funky instrumental by "The Chi-Sound Orchestra". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBoston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (2LP box set with book) ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 28.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's always been something of a hotbed of jazz activity – thanks to the younger students who hit the city to study at Berklee and other schools – this material represents a much deeper, more spiritual current of jazz – work that's in the same territory of the AACM or loft jazz scenes of the period, but also with a current of freewheeling electric material too! At this price, the whole thing would already be great as a collection of rare spiritual jazz, but with the book and overall package it's a hell of a deal – packed with musical goodness on cuts that include "Sketch (parts 1 & 2)" and "Road Through The Wall (parts 2 & 3)" by Thing, "For Margot" and "Tarot The Moon" by Mark Harvey Group, "The Creator Is So Far Out" and "Egypt" by Phil Musra Group, "9 Degrees Black Women Liberation" by Worlds, "Year Of The Ear Herds & Hoards" by Baird Hersey with Dave Liebman, and "Play Sleep" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (with book) ... CD 18.99

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VariousBoston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (with book) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's always been something of a hotbed of jazz activity – thanks to the younger students who hit the city to study at Berklee and other schools – this material represents a much deeper, more spiritual current of jazz – work that's in the same territory of the AACM or loft jazz scenes of the period, but also with a current of freewheeling electric material too! At this price, the whole thing would already be great as a collection of rare spiritual jazz, but with the book and overall package it's a hell of a deal – packed with musical goodness on cuts that include "Sketch (parts 1 & 2)" and "Road Through The Wall (parts 2 & 3)" by Thing, "For Margot" and "Tarot The Moon" by Mark Harvey Group, "The Creator Is So Far Out" and "Egypt" by Phil Musra Group, "9 Degrees Black Women Liberation" by Worlds, "Year Of The Ear Herds & Hoards" by Baird Hersey with Dave Liebman, and "Play Sleep" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism. CD
Also available Boston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (2LP box set with book) ... LP 25.99

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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 2 CD Gatefold ... $24.99
An amazing portrait of Iran in the years before WWII – pulled from rare 78rpm recordings which are remastered here beautifully, to present some stunning sounds we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a really unique flavor to most of this music – sounds that lie at the crossroads of the east, and which spring out with some surprisingly modern inflections, while still coming across with a very simple, timeless appeal too. Most of the instrumentation is on percussion and regional stringed instruments, and the vocals can be richly expressive – often with inflections and range that far surpass the instrumentation on the discs. As with the other Honest Jons collections of global 78rpm material, the whole thing is beautifully put together – from the sound quality, to the notes, to the very hefty selection of tracks. Titles include work by Iran Od Dowleh Helen, Seyyed Hoseyn Taherzadeh, Akhtar, Parvaneh, Ebrahim, Javad Badi'Zadeh, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful and pounding! Joe Dukes is one of the greatest soul jazz drummers ever – the key to the unique sound that Jack McDuff had during his big rise to fame in the mid 60s, a combination of tightly funky rhythms underneath, with a freer approach to the top of the kit that worked perfectly with McDuff's hefty Hammond Organ work. The group on this album's McDuff's classic quartet that includes Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Benson on guitar, and Dukes on drums. The album's got an incredible sound, with Dukes' unique approach to drums scattering all over the kit, creating these complicated dancing rhythms for the organ, sax, and guitar lineup. The album's filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons" – and the whole thing's great! . Filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons". Super-rare, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Kim GordonPerforming/Guzzling (hardcover) ... Book
Rizzoli, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly wonderful visual work from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth – a lovely book of oversized color reproductions of her unique style of painting – which usually involves watercolor paints on either newspaper or tissue-like paper! The result is these weird, watery sort of images with colors shimmering softly next to each other, and interacting with the paper as well – all with an aesthetic that is quite different from Kim's music. The book is oversized, full color, hardcover, and hefty! Book
(Includes signed print!)

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✨✧ Wlodzimierz Korcz07 Zglos Sie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally groovy sounds from a top-level Polish cop show in the 70s – one that certainly didn't make it to our screens back in the day, but which definitely had a soundtrack to match some of the best American programs of the time! In fact, the style here is maybe more late 60s/early 70s than the actual dates might imply – with lots of elements that you'd hear in work from Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, and some of their contemporaries – including lots of surprisingly strong jazz elements, mixed in with the fuller orchestrations, funky rhythms, and more electric moments! There's a bit of wordless vocalization at times – but most cuts here are instrumental, and plenty darn great throughout – a real discovery to our American ears – even though the show was one of the biggest Polish TV programs at the time. The CD features a whopping 35 tracks in all, with hefty notes in both Polish and English – and the whole thing may well be one of the grooviest Gad Records projects to date! CD

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✨✧ Will RomanoProg Rock FAQ – All That's Left To Know About Rock's Most Progressive Music ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just the book of lists or questions you might expect – and instead a fully-formed volume that takes a deep dive into prog rock of the 70s – especially the bigger version of the genre that came from the UK at the time. Will Romano uses questions to set the tone for a few passages – which helps begin a journey that includes chapters on The Mellotron, Concept Albums, King Crimson's Lizard, Prog's Celluloid Heroes, Italian Cult Bands, Henry Cow, and Prog Gets Punk'd – plus chapters that feature interviews with musicians David Jackson, Mick Abrahams, Anthony Phillips, and Chris Letchford. The book is very hefty – over 350 pages, with some black and white images – and the differing chapter perspectives make this a much more enjoyable read than the usual tome of UK 70s prog. Book

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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like this move way past the context of standard world music modes – and instead unlock a rich version of the world in which music alone can build plenty of bridges – way beyond the context of politics or national boundaries! By that, we mean that any Anglo crate-digger can find plenty to love here – wicked drums, scratchy guitar, riffing Hammond, and monstrous bass that bounces these tunes beautifully from start to finish – sewing together the grooves in a way that will have you forgetting you can't even understand most of the lyrics. And yet, as with other titles on this great label, the music is also well-situated culturally too – thanks to a hefty set of notes and great images – which will give you plenty of visual discovery while you're digging the sounds on the disc. Titles include "Wop Me A Ka" by The African Brothers, "Do Your Own Thing" by De Frank's Band, "Aja Wondo" by Uppers International, "Loose Up Yourself" by Rob, "I Beg" by Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrobisi, "Arabo" by K Frimpong, "Say Min Sy Soh" by Pierre Antoine & Vis A Vis, "God Is Love" by Complex Soundz, and "Kana Soro" by Los Issufu & His Moslems. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the full spectrum of the hardcore scene, but never in a way that's gimmicky or touristy at all. Some bits are pulled from treasured collections, some are relics from the past – like gig posters or t-shirts – and the book features hefty comments from all the artists and contributors, too. There's even a great photo-discography at the end – and although the book was put together by MTV, it's got a very rich, non-commercial feel. Book
 
 
 



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