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AimTrue To Hip Hop (voc, inst, acapella)/Ain't Got Time To Waste (voc, inst w/vibes) ... 12-inch
Grand Central (UK), 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $7.99
From the Cold Water Flat LP – dope British beats with rhymes by AG on the a-side and YZ on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book
AMG, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs that were instrumental in the creation of hip hop, from ESG, The Emotions, Gil Scott-Heron, Marva Whitney and many more! The book is divided into 2 parts, The Roots Of Rap and Digging In The Crates, and organized alphabetically. Paperback, 166 pages, with several reviews per page. Book

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound. This set's got harp and flute in the lead, and features the tracks "Pawky", "Charmaine", "Jollity", and "Back Talk". Also reissued with the original cover art! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hip Harp (Japanese pressing) ... CD 18.99

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1968. Used ... $18.99
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound. This set's got harp and flute in the lead, and features the tracks "Pawky", "Charmaine", "Jollity", and "Back Talk". Also reissued with the original cover art! CD
(Out of print.)

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BMWGet A Lil' Stupid (radio, ext, inst, hip house mix, acapella) ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug Her/Doin Our Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $18.99
2 full albums – plus bonus tracks too! On Hip Hug Her, Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". Doin Our Thing has Booker T & The MGs moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s hits by other soul artists, but reworked strongly by the group's wonderful rhythms, and turned into a really cooking batch of Memphis soul instrumentals! There's a few key original tunes on the set – like the title track "Doin Our Thing" – and the cuts "I Can Dig It" and "Blue On Green" – but the covers are equally great, and include versions of "Ode To Billie Joe", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Expressway To Your Heart", and "Let's Go Get Stoned". Features 2 bonus tracks – "Summertime (single edit)" and "Winter Snow". CD

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bounty KillerMr Tear N Boar (new orleans hip hop mix, siren remix, original siren) ... 12-inch
Massive B, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Maurice BrownHip To Bop ... CD
Brown, 2004. Used ... $3.99
CD

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Kenny Carter/The DynamicsYou'd Better Get Hip Girl/My Life Is No Better ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $6.99
A great slow burner from Kenny Carter – a tune that builds up nicely from this blue-tinged bottom, and which has Carter's vocals rising proudly as the track moves on – almost in territory that recalls the best from Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson! "My Life" is a nice contrast on the flipside – a more upbeat tune from The Dynamics, who offer some wonderful interplay between the lead vocals and harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chicago NewstyleComing From Chicago (voc, chicago gangmix, chicago housemix)/I'm Not The One (voc, inst, hip hop remix) ... 12-inch
Mood Indigo, 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featuring MC Paradize. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book

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Pat CollinsSleep With Pat Collins – The Hip Hypnotist ... LP
GNP, Late 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
A groovy performance by this titillating hypnotist from the 60s – with a bit of music by the Geordie Hormel Trio! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Cousin IceIt's A New Day (voc, hip hop version)/Let's Get There ... 12-inch
Urban Rock, 1988. Very Good- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Urban Rock sleeve.)

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Crusaders For Real Hip HopThat's How It Is (voc, inst)/Higher (voc, inst)/Police Brutality ... 12-inch
Profile, 1992. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A lost piece of New Jersey hip hop, with some excellent production by Tony D, around the time he was working heavily with Poor Righteous Teachers. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Danny D'ImperioHip To It ... CD
VSOP, 1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Gello The Hip Hop ScholarUnified Hip Hop Nation (3 mixes) ... 12-inch
Enneagram, 1994. Sealed ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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GZA/GeniusHip Hop Fury (radio edit, inst, LP) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ La RueI Want Your Love (12" club, hip hop mix)/There's Love Out There (dub ronic mix, bonus beats dub) ... 12-inch
RCA, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Larry LarrLarry, That's What They Call Me (radio, too cool mix, inst, hip hop radio mi, live)/Line 2 Line, Rhyme 4 Rhyme ... 12-inch
Ruffhouse, 1991. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
Produced by Chuck Nice, with a remix by Ced Gee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Checkmates LtdLove Is All We Have To Give (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Hip-O Select, 1969. Used ... $25.99
A classic bit of baroque soul by the Checkmates Ltd – and one of the most unusual Phil Spector productions of all time! Sonny Charles and The Checkmates were a soul group that had been knocking around for a few years before the set – singing in a strong blend of rocking styles that made them a crowd-pleaser on the live circuit of the 60s. But for this set, the group really took things to a whole new level – working with Spector in the studio to craft a complicated set of tunes that really takes them way way past their roots. Side one features some shorter, straighter soul tunes – including "Love Is All I Have To Give", "Spanish Harlem, "I Keep Forgettin", and "Black Pearl" – but side two is really wonderful – and has the group performing the "Hair Anthology Suite" – based around tracks from the Galt MacDermot score to the musical Hair – all filtered through the genius talents of Spector. Thanks should also be given to arrangers Dee Barton and Perry Botkin Jr, whose baroque arrangements further help to make the album a gem! CD
(Numbered, limited edition of 5000 copies – pressed up in a very cool LP-styled cover!)

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Jimmy CliffRebirth ... CD
Hip-O, 2012. Used ... $8.99
A heck of a strong effort from Jimmy Cliff – and he's a rejuvenated force here on the appropriately-titled Rebirth – which is no doubt his best work in years! Jimmy's voice is as soulful as ever, even this late in the game – and this set of stellar Cliff originals and a handful of strong covers is the real deal! Hats off to Tim Armstrong for handing his hero with the utmost respect – and smarts – as the producer here. Strains of soul, ska and rocksteady inform the craft – all done with a timeless vibe. Includes "World Upside Down", "One More", "Cry No More", "Children's Bread", "Bang", "Reggae Music", "Rebel Rebel", "Blessed Love", "Ship Is Sailing" and more. CD

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Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag – A Tribute To Jackie McLean ... CD
Hip Bop, 1996. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap BandGold ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Teena MarieUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
CD

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Olivia Newton JohnGold ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. Used 2CD ... $16.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Theme From Mahogany" – and given that this album's release was timed well with the movie, you could be forgiven to think it could be a quickie product to ride the film's commercial coattails. Not at all! In fact, this album is a major creative triumph – songs ranging from elegant balladry, to jazzy soul, to sultry disco. It's one of those rare few cases in which a great artists covers miles of stylistic territory and reins it all into a consistent whole. We always loved this album, but re-approaching after all these years, we think it's a real masterpiece! Titles include "Theme From Mahogany", "You're Good My Child", "Love Hangover", "Kiss Me Now", "After You", "Smile", "One Love In My Lifetime", and "I Thought It Took A Little Time". The folks at Motown/Hip-O Select are giving it the masterpiece love for this 2CD edition – with the original album plus 9 bonus tracks on Disc 1 – plus 15 more bonus tracks on Disc 2! Bonus tracks include non-album singles "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (Single Version)" and "Together (Single Version)", single and alternate versions of the best album tracks, rare, unreleased sessions material that include a sweet cover of Elton John's "Harmony", "Go Where Your Mind Is", "Le Lo Li" and much more, plus an interview with Diana. 33 tracks on 2CDs plus a nice booklet.. CD
(Limited edition. Barcode has a cutout mark. Digipack has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ SyreetaSyreeta/Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (limited numbered edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972/1974. Used ... $34.99
The first 2 Motown albums by the lovely Syreeta – both of them recorded under the supervision of her partner Stevie Wonder! The genius of these records is hard to describe accurately – a sort of spacey soul approach that builds on the work of Stevie at the time, but which also has traces of Minnie Riperton – and it's own sort of fragile, gentle, groove. The Syreeta album is very spare – often just featuring bits of electronics and percussion next to Syreeta's pure and honest vocals – and while the Stevie Wonder Presents album works in slightly fuller arrangements, the sound is still nicely stripped-down overall – very unique for the time, not only for Motown, but for all of mainstream soul as well! Cosmic righteousness abounds, and the 20 track CD is a delight throughout! Titles include "I Love Every Little Thing About You", "Black Maybe", "Keep Him Like He Is", "What Love Has Joined Together", "She's Leaving Home", "I'm Goin Left", "Waitin For The Postman", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", and "Come & Get This Stuff". CD
(Now out of print. Numbered, limited edition of 5000 copies!)

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Ten Years AfterAnthology – 1967 to 1971 ... CD
Hip-O, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
CD

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Mel TormeBest Of Mel Torme – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Hip-O/Universal, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Grover Washington JrLive At The Bijou ... CD
Hip-O/Kudu, 1977. Used ... $8.99
A totally great Grover Washington record – and with 25 years behind us, we really now realize how fantastic all the early Kudu sessions really were! The record was recorded live at the Bijou, and is spread out with lots of room for tasty open-ended solos by Grover and the group. Includes the great version of "Lock It In The Pocket", plus "Funkfoot", "Sausalito", "Summer Song", and a long version of "Mr Magic". CD

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VariousLost Souls Vol 1 – 1960s Garage & Psychedelic Rock N Roll From The Unnatural State Arkansas (180 gram colored vinyl) ... LP
Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunning array of sounds from a very underground scene in the 60s – work from the surprising state of Arkansas, a place we never would have thought to turn for nuggets like these! The is a heady blend of guitar and garage modes – with styles that maybe echo some of the better Texas underground material of the time, but which also takes us north to some of the best Wisconsin and Minnesota groups too. Yet unlike those local scenes, Arkansas hardly ever got its due back in the day – which makes this package all the more exciting – filled with surprises throughout, and supported by notes and information on every track. Titles include "Leaf On A Tree" by Barefacts, "Hit It" by The Shades, "You're My Girl" by Coachmen, "Wine Wine Wine" by Blue & The Gray, "Can't You Tell" by Vycounts, "It's Called Love" by Blues Foundation, "Apple Of My Eye" by Marion Deaton Group, and "Upsetter" by The Xciters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AnimalsAnimalism ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some heavier sounds that reflect the change of moves at the time – but overall, the tracks are mostly shortish and respectful to the roots that inspired the group – in a way that helps bring together music from a range of different sources. Titles include versions of Fred Neil's "Other Side Of Life", Zappa's "All Night Long", Sam Cooke's "Shake", Donovan's "Hey Gyp", and Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack" – plus "Smoke Stack Lightning", "Rock Me Baby", "Outcast", "Louisiana Blues", and "Going Down Slow". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown Singles Vol 3 – 1964 to 1965 ... CD
King/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most exciting years of James Brown's career so far – for a whole host of reasons! First off, James is really experimenting with different styles here – not just the roots of funk that would emerge more fully blown later in the 60s – but also bits of jazz as well, heard here on a number of instrumental, organ-heavy tracks! Added to the stylistic excitement is the fact that during these years, James was recording for more than one label – issuing work on Smash Records as well as King, thanks to some legal wrangling – a situation that further helped to open up his groove! This package may well be the most exciting so far in Hip-O's singles series on Brown – filled with both a and b-sides from the King and Smash years 1964 and 1965 – vocal and instrumental, rough and smooth alike! Collection features 36 tracks in all, plus full notes on each tune – with titles that include "So Long", "Out Of The Blue", "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)", "Please Please Please (live)", "Again", "How Long Darling", "Have Mercy Baby", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2)", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Lost Someone", "I'll Go Crazy", "Think", "Try Me", "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do", "Out Of Sight", "Maybe The Last Time", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf", "Fine Old Foxy Self", and "Devil's Hideaway". CD

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✨✧ CrusadersGold ... CD
Hip-O Select/Verve, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Grand Funk RailroadGood Singin' Good Playin' ... CD
Hip-O, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ Patti LaBelleGold ... CD
Universal/Hip-O, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Hip-O/Verve, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Edwin Starr & BlinkyJust We Two (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Gordy/Hip-O Select, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from Edwin Starr – quite different than any of his other work for Motown, and a sweet soul album that's been a favorite of ours for years! Although Edwin's always best known for the hard soul of hits like "War" or "25 Miles", this record takes off in a whole new direction – pairing Starr with the groovy (and little-known) female singer Blinky – in a set of duets that clearly take off from the Marvin Gaye female duet style of the 60s, but which also has a warmer 70s glow overall. Edwin and Blinky manage to hit a space that's much hipper than the area charted by Marvin and Tammi, and the record has kind of a cool sing-songy soul style, almost in the vein of Friends of Distinction at times. Production is by Frank Wilson, and titles include "Can't We Be Strangers Again", "I'll Understand", "Oh How Happy", and "I'm Glad You Belong To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stomu YamashtaGo/Go Live From Paris ... CD
Hip-O Select/Island, 2004. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Limited edition.)
 
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Air PocketFly On ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm and soulful set of fusion tracks – issued only in Japan, but recorded by a hip group from the US! Air Pocket features the Fowler Brothers – Walt, Bruce, Ed, and Steve – on trumpet, trombone, bass, and alto, respectively – plus drummer Chester Thompson, guitarist Mike Miller, and pianist Stu Goldberg, who really plays some great moog, clavinet, and electric keys on the set! Tunes are well-written – a bit choppy, but never too jamming, and really just done in this nice blocky way that creates a slightly funky approach, and a good degree of soul. Titles include "Elephant's Graveyard", "Hi Lo Redic", "Colors For Marvin", "Night's Move", and "Becky". CD

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✨✧ AkaCrazy Joe ... CD
Granadilla (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Aka are really opening up their bag here – starting off with the wonderful funky title cut "Crazy Joe", which has a rock-solid James Brown inspiration right from the start – then moving off into a range of different styles that really show them deepening their sound! The group were legendary in their Indonesian homeland – famous for tripped-out performances and some really heady sounds – and we can really see that legend live up to itself here – on an album that filters together so many hip modes, and almost feels like some of the coolest South American rock of the early 70s – which groups from that scene were making equally unique inroads! Some of the mellower tracks have this cool way of flanging out the vocals next to organ or keyboards – and the harder moments almost show a heavier style than the group's first two records. Titles include "Crazy Joe", plus "Maafkanlah", "Skip Away", "Bidadari", "Raja Jalan", "Kenangan Beku", and "Batu Nisan". CD

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric guitar with offbeat Eastern phrasing, rootsy percussion, and very hip production that gives the whole record a sound that's as bold as it is brooding! Like Koray at his best, the music often has a bit of a groove – not entirely funky, but with these strong undercurrents that really move us – despite the barrier of language. Titles include "Bosu Bosuna", "Dumanu Dumanu Oy Bizim Eller", "Kukredi Cimenler", "Seve Beni Beni", "Deniz Ustu Kopurur", "Yakar Inceden Inceden", and "Daglar Dagladi Beni". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AkinyeleBomb (censored LP mute, LP, inst)/No Exit (censored, LP)/Outta State (LP) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1993. Very Good- ... $0.49
Three tracks from Ak's first LP, back when Interscope was still young in the rap game and putting out dope east coast hip hop instead of focusing on the dollar signs with west coast gangsta rap. Production by Large Professor and rhymes that will remind you of "Live At The BBQ", plus scratches by Rob Swift on "The Bomb" and "Outta State". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... LP
Argo, 1963. Good+ ... $24.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's definitely "for swingers only", and which is a nice contrast to overdone torch or standard jazz vocal modes. Alexandria's singing is completely sublime – quite fluid, yet with a soulful depth that's really amazing – and her backing combo is equally hip – a group led by John Young on piano, and also featuring George Eskirdge on guitar, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Phil Thomas on drums, and Ronald Wilson on flute and tenor – an obscure player whose reed work really makes the album sparkle! The song choices are great too – a mix of some under-recorded gems and a few blue-toned classics – all redone amazingly by Lorez with a sound that's quite unique. Titles include her classic Argo reading of "Baltimore Oriole", which begins with an amazing drum/bass passage that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "The End Of A Love Affair", "Baltimore Oriole", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mother Earth", "Love Look Away", and "Traveling Down A Lonely Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gray label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Near Mint- ... $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

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Mose AllisonWay Of The World ... CD
Anti, 2010. Used ... $5.99
Mose Allison gets the Anti Records treatment – and the result is one of his most compelling records in decades! Allison had an undeniable impact on the US scene in the late 50s and early 60s – bringing New Orleans roots into play with hip postwar jazz vocals – in the process influencing a few generations of mods and rockers on both sides of the Atlantic! And although he continued to record well for years after that initial stretch, Allison's talents weren't always captured in ways that kept things fresh – until now. Joe Henry's studio approach really gets Mose back to basics – working with a small group that's mostly acoustic, and which is there more to follow the lead of his vocals and piano, than direct them. And yes, Allison's vocals have faded slightly over the years – but they still have all the broken-down charm they exhibited right from the start – maybe even a bit more justified by time than when Mose was a younger man. Titles include "My Brain", "I Know You Didn't Mean It", "I'm Alright", "This New Situation", "Crush", "Some Right Some Wrong", "Ask Me Nice", and "This New Situation". CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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David AmramYoung Savages – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Intrada, 1961. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked jazz soundtrack from early 60s Hollywood – and some amazing early work from composer David Amram! Amram's always had an ear for higher-concept versions of jazz – but his approach here is a wonderful blend of modernity and spontaneity – just right for the sort of energy of the film, and it's JD "young savages" theme – and played by a very hip group of musicians that include Harold Land or George Barrow on tenor, Teo Macero on alto, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Amram himself on piano – playing in this very cool Monk-like style. Some cuts are more jazz combo modes – like the long jazz numbers, including "Harold's Way Out", "True Blue", and "Las Muchacas Delicadas". Other cuts have more of a soundtrack approach, but still with great jazz elements – and these include "Rooftops", "Help", "Subway Sounds", and "Theme From The Young Savages". CD
 
 
 



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