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✨✧ Phil Ranelin & OthersPhil Ranelin Remixes ... CD
Tribe/Hefty, Mid 70s/2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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 ... $6.99 32.00
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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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
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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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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✨✧ Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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