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L'AltraDifferent Days ... LP
Hefty, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
A sweet album's worth of melancholy electronic pop from L'Altra! They've been knocking around for several years, and land on Chicago's Hefty Records for this set quite appropriately, as vocalist Lindsay Anderson has been appearing here-and-there in a guest capacity on the best Hefty releases over the past couple of years. She and L'Altra's other core half, Joseph Costa take a much more pronounced approach to songcraft than some of other more experimental artists on Hefty, with lots of quiet, but emotionally intense moments given just enough of an avant feel. Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis handled the production, scaling back Telefon's tendency towards wildly veering soundscapes very well for a straighter pop record. Tracks include "Sleepless Night", "It Follows Me Around", "Better Than Bleeding", "Bring On Happiness", "So Surprise", "Mail Bomb", "Morning Disaster" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Super ESPSuper ESP EP ... CD
Hefty, 1997. Used ... $1.99

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✨✧ Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) ... LP
Aestuarium/Hefty, Late 60s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic Heritage ensemble was a crucially important group in Chicago – one that drew players from both the soul and jazz scenes, with a wealth of talents that later went onto work with groups like Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharoahs, Ra's Arkestra, and other ensembles. Talents on this set alone include players like Charles Handy, Don Myrick, Aaron Dodd, Henry Gibson, and Louis Satterfield – not to mention Cohran, who plays cornet (as he did with Sun Ra), plus two groovy instruments of his own invention: the violin uke and the great Frankiphone, a sort of electric thumb piano whose use on these recordings pre-dated the very famous Kalimba sound that Earth Wind & Fire would use to great success during the 70s. The album includes the driving conga funk track "Unity", the singing soulful track "The Minstrel", the incredibly haunting "On The Beach", and the track "Motherhood", which has a strong Abbey Lincoln type of feel. The whole thing's a beautiful batch of spiritual jazzy tracks with a good groove – and a perfect blend of soul and spirit, jazz and righteousness! Beautifully packaged, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some remnants of a sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousReach The Rock ... CD
Hefty, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea & Cake) did the original score, with songs from Tortoise, Sea & Cake, Polvo, Bundy K Brown (Directions), and Dianogah CD
(Out of print.)
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Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)Venom Business ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1970. New Copy ... $2.99 9.95
A snake handler with a penchant for smuggling – caught at the center of this early thriller penned by a young Michael Crichton – working here right before leaping into film with hits like Westworld and Coma! The book's a lot grittier than either of those movies, though – less science, more crime, and a great look at the earliest years that got Crichton going – his years working as pulp paperback author John Lange, nicely recovered here by the Hard Case Crime series! The book's a surprisingly hefty read – 384 pages, and graced with a beautiful paperback cover. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $11.99
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
(Gold label pressing.)

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Willis JacksonGator Horn ... LP
Muse, 1979. Sealed ... $6.99
A late 70s effort from Gator Tail, with him blowing in his hefty, bluesy style. The group's a larger organ based soul jazz combo, with Joe Jones on guitar, and a number of lesser known sidemen fillingout the group: Yusef Ali, Dud Bascomb, Buddy Caldwell and Carl Wilson. Though the playing's tight, it lacks some of the spark of his Prestige sides, and suffers a bit from the too crisp production values. Half a dozen numbers in all: "Ungawa", "You've Changed", "Hello, Good Luck", "The Gator Horn", "This Is Always" and "Gooseneck". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkDoes Your House Have Lions – The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology (2CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Amazing music from one of the greatest reed players ever – complete with a hefty booklet too! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover.)

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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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Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... $3.99 29.95
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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✨✧ William ParkerCentering – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1987 (6CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $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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Kim GordonPerforming/Guzzling (hardcover) ... Book
Rizzoli, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ HenzeHanz Werner Henze – The Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings (16 CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used 16 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous run of music from composer Hanz Werner Henze – an overlooked modernist from the post-war years – and arguably as important to 20th Century music as better-known names like Boulez, Stockhausen, and Berio! This beautiful package brings together all of Henze's recordings for Deutsche Grammophon with complete artwork – in a hefty box that presents the titles at a level that's way different than most other packages of this nature on the classical market – lots of care taken with each CD, and heavier packaging than just a slim sleeve! Henze's work of this period is amazing – strongly influenced by the European tragedy of WWII, with some of the darkness and depth you'd expect more in earlier-century modernism – especially in the few vocal works that are included in the package. Included are Henze's Symphonies 1 to 6, Sonata Per Archi, Violin Concerto No 1, Ode An Den Westwind, Concerto Per Contrabbasso, Piano Concerto No 2, 3 Tientos For Guitar, Whispers From Heavenly Death, Being Beauteous, El Cimarron, Elegy For Young Lovers, Der Junge Lord, Undine, Capriccio Per Violoncello, Moralitaten, and lots lots more. CD
(Includes original book and slipcase, both in great condition! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Russ Bestley & Alex OggArt Of Punk – The Illustrated History Of Punk Rock Design (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The young Johnny Rotten would have winced at the idea of a punk rock art book – but given the underground nature of the movement in its classic years, and the countless lost relics from the scene, we're more than happy to treasure this hefty, full color volume! The book is a treasure trove of materials – like getting a peek at the collection of one of your friends who's ultra-cool, but will never let you get close to his records – and the book is filled with hundreds and hundreds of full color images of 45 sleeves, album covers, and even flyers and gig posters too – not just from the UK and US, but the full global scene as well. Almost all the material is from the classic late 70s/early 80s years – and even if you've got one hell of a record collection, there's plenty more great stuff here too – including some especially great images of posters for local gigs. The book offers up full details on each image – source, artist, and more – and the whole thing is 224 pages, full color, and nicely oversized. Book

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Memorial Album ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s. Used 2CD ... 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". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The amazing story of Ahmet Ertegun – the driving force behind Atlantic Records, and a crucial figure in popular music in the 20th Century! Ahmet's story is the stuff of legend – and this book delivers the whole thing in stunning detail – from Ertegun's early years as the child of the Turkish ambassador, to his adolescent love of jazz and blues, to his launching Atlantic with his brother – initially to dominate the field of rhythm and blues, then jazz and soul, then even mainstream rock and roll! The hefty book is over 400 pages in length, and features a handful of black and white images too. Book
(There is a small remainder mark on the spine.)

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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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✨✧ Orchestre VeveVintage Verckys ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally killing Congolese rumba from the early 70s! Saxophonist and bandleader Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta got his start by contributing grippingly muscular tenor saxophone work with the legendary Franco & OK Jazz during the mid-60s, providing unusual hefty horn work to a style where the guitars typically get the lion' share of the solo space. In 1969, he took the lessons he learned from Franco and started his own band, Orchestre Veve, creating a body of work as good as any of his rivals. American R & B honkers like King Curtis heavily influenced Verckys, but he masterfully adapted this brusque style for the more refined sound of Congolese rumba. While he takes a ton of dynamite solos, there's still a mother lode of sublime guitar playing here, as dazzling lockstep counterpoint keeps the music at a steady boil. Tracks include "Baluti", "Ah Ngai Matinda", "Londende", "Mama Djele", and "Vivita". CD

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