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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1968. Used ... $11.99
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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Assorted PhlavorsPatience (hall of fame remix, inst)/Make Up Your Mind (album, hip hop) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1996. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Patience features Grand Puba. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, with stamped and stickered labels, with some marker.)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug Her/Doin Our Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $13.99
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)... $18.99 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
Also available Hip Hug-Her ... LP 28.99

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $28.99
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
(Original yellow label pressing.)
Also available Hip Hug-Her ... LP 18.99

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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 ... $18.99 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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DevilsX-Sorcist/Hip Hug Her ... 7-inch
People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A lost bit of funk on People Records – a one-off single done by David Matthews, with a mad mad funky sound! "X-Sorcist" starts with a weird voice and a strange intro – but then rolls into some heavy bass-y funk, with cool clavinet grooving, and a wild mad electric feel that's better than the best blacksploitation soundtrack theme you've ever heard! "Hip Hugger" is an update of the Booker T & The MGs song – done much funkier, and with a great 70s groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanSongs For Hip Lovers ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
CD

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Insight/Main FlowBlast Radius/Hip Hopulation (clean promo sampler) ... LP
Traffic, 2004. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes clean versions of "Seventeen MCs", "Strategy", "Visual Audio", "Evolve", "Such A Fool", "Classic", "Worldwide" and "Hip Hop Worth Dying For". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lost Trybe Of Hip-HopMasta Plan (radio edti remix, inst remix, video mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Renegade, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Master WelWhen I Was A Sperm (hip hop mix, jazz sax mix, scat jazz mix, inst, cosmic mellow mix, point blank mix) ... 12-inch
Back Beat, 1994. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Weldon Irvine! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MC Joe with King ShameekIn The House (hip house, house mix, hip hop, mc joe a pella)/Shameek's House Groove/Metro Message ... 12-inch
Metropolitan, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the history justice – giving a visual flair to the kinds of information we've learned from Jeff Chang and others, with a similar way of linking things together so that the individual stories become part of a larger cultural development! The paper stock is great – pre-aged, like some vintage comic – but the cover is nice and strong, and really gives the book some heft – a mighty sweet oversized edition, with 112 full color pages! Book

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PotluckHip-Hop (album, radio, inst)/U Ain't That Fine (album, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Lost Koast, Early 2000s. Sealed (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ruste JuxxCame This Far (clean, dirty, inst)/Raw Hip Hop (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Trub-Life, 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a one-sheet.)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottHip Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good+ ... $6.99
Early Shirley Scott at her best – working with husband Stanley Turrentine (listed in the notes as "Stan Turner") to craft a great set of soul jazz tracks! The mood is laidback and easygoing, and honestly, it's Turrentine's deeply soulful solos that really make the set crackle – bringing an edge to the record that Shirley didn't always have, even on her earlier recordings with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Stan's tone is superb – with a subtle rasp that really breaks open the sound – and his playing is extremely well-handled – always keeping us on the edge of our seat, blowing as he goes with incredible confidence and creativity! The rest of the group features Herb Lewis on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – and titles include "Trane's Blues", "Hip Soul", "411 West", "By Myself", and "Stanley's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove.)

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Shirley ScottHip Soul (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shirley ScottHip Twist (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A hip groover from the lovely Hammond genius – with Stanley Turrentine on tenor! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, too!)

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Sha-Rock & InfWait Stop Start The Clock (voc, dub)/Sherriff's Rap (hip hop mix, inst, club) ... 12-inch
Young's Recording Co, 1987. Sealed ... $7.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Atlantic StarrUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $5.99
CD

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Four TopsFourever (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD ... $69.99
A massive collection of work by The 4 Tops – featuring a total of 85 songs, 10 previously unreleased, running from early Motown singles, to groundbreaking group material, to some of their overlooked later gems. The package is broken down as follows – Disc 1 1956-1966, Disc 2 1966-1969, Disc 3 1970-1973, Disc 4 1974-1992 – which means that it's very heavily weighted towards the group's earlier work for Motown, but also includes some of their strong sides for ABC. You also get an 84 page booklet with essays and photos and great notes, some rare mixes, and the whole thing's packaged like a hardcover book! Way too many songs to mention – but the selection is great! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap BandGold ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JBsLost Album ... CD
People/Hip-O Select, 1972. Used ... $13.99
Pinch us, we're dreaming – a lost album from The JBs! The set's a treasure for any fans of the funky James Brown sound of the early 70s – and it features material originally recorded for release as the first full length album by The JBs in 1972 – but never issued at the time! A few cuts here made it onto other records and singles in different versions, but others are completely fresh – and heard here for the first time ever – really helping expand our understanding of the group at this point in their career. Dave Matthews did a lot of the arrangements for the set, and there's a surprising amount of jazz in the mix, too – lots of full horn passages that show Fred Wesley leading the group with a damn hard-swinging sound – mixed in with just the right degree of soul you'd expect, but in ways that are different than some of the later JBs jams. Titles include "Transmograpification", "Use Me", "Everybody Plays The Fool", "Sweet Loneliness", "Watermelon Man", "Secret Love", "You've Got A Friend", and "Seulb". CD also features 4 bonus non-LP singles – "Funky & Some", "JB Shout", "Back Stabbers", and "Alone Again Naturally" – all killer funky 45s from the early 70s! CD

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KaisersShake Me! ... LP
Get Hip, 2002. Sealed ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(150 gram vinyl.)

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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 4CD ... $49.99
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

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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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Peaches & Herb2 Hot! (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Hip-O Select, 1978. Used ... $14.99
A mega-hit from Peaches & Herb – best known for the crossover classic "Reunited", but equally great for a host of modern soul groovers! The duo first achieved fame at the end of the 60s – through a set of key pop soul tracks that had a warm and sweet finish. Here, though, the pair are stepping out with a bit more of an Ashford & Simpson vibe – more mature and groove-oriented – and getting some great help on production and arrangement from Freddie Perren. Titles include, of course, "Reunited" – plus "Shake Your Groove Thing", "We've Got Love", "Love It Up Tonight", "Easy As Pie", "Four's A Traffic Jam", and "All Your Love". CD
(Limited edition of 5000 copies – pressed up in a very cool LP-styled cover! CD sleeve has some light rippling and wear along the opening from light water damage – everything else in this package is fine.)
Also available 2 Hot! ... CD 13.99

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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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David RuffinDavid – The Unreleased Album & More (limited numbered edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1970. Used ... $59.99
Sublime baroque soul from David Ruffin – material recorded for his 3rd solo album, but never released until now! The quality of the work is incredible – done in a soaring style that's a perfect summation of the genius of Motown at the end of the 60s. Ruffin really steps away from his work with the Temptations here, and moves masterfully into the role of a solo star – working with such strength that we're puzzled as to why Motown never issued the set – but even more delighted to finally have it back out in such a great package! The original album was supposed to feature 12 tracks, but the CD adds in an additional 11 numbers that were recorded during the same time, including a few rare mono mixes. The whole thing's great – and includes the incredible track "Each Day Is A Lifetime", plus "Out In The Country", "I Want You Back", "Let Somebody Love Me", "It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin", "Heaven Help Us All", "Mountain Of Memories", "You Make Me Do Things I Don't Want To Do", and "Don't Stop Lovin Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dusty SpringfieldUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At The Bijou ... CD 4.99

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Grover Washington JrLive At The Bijou ... CD
Hip-O/Kudu, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available Live At The Bijou ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Jimmy CliffRebirth ... CD
Hip-O, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Digipack has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Joe CockerUltimate Collection ... CD
A&M/Hip-O, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ DramaticsBe My Girl – Their Greatest Love Songs ... CD
Hip-O, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ Jermaine JacksonUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
18 tracks. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Delbert McClintonGenuine Rhythm & The Blues ... CD
Hip-O, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 3 – 1963 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1962. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A year's worth of Motown – compiled on 5CDs in an extra-cool package that also includes a 90 page color book, and a free bonus single packaged into the cover! By 1963, Motown was really humming as a label – and the range of work featured in this set is really incredible – not just early Detroit soul, but also a bit of jazz, blues, and vocals – with lots of very groovy titles by artists who never struck big on the charts! As with other entries in this series, the depth of material is astounding – and the book-like package itself is almost worth the price alone, so throwing in 5CDs worth of music is almost like giving the whole thing away! 119 titles in all – with work by Paula Greer, George Bohannon, Kim Weston, The Darnells, Howard Crockett, Carolyn Crawford, The Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas, Little Stevie Wonder, The Burnadettes, Bunny Paul, The Stylers, The Valadiers, Linda Griner, The Chuckalucks, Dave Hamilton, Johnny Griffith, Haney & Armstrong, Eddie Holland, Mary Wells, and even a young Marvin Gaye! CD
(Limited to 7500 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 4 – 1964 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1964. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible year for Motown Records – beautifully documented in a complete run of singles from 1964! This may be the heaviest-hitting volume in the Complete Motown Singles series so far – as 1964 was a real breakthrough time for the label, a point when they exploded into mainstream consciousness with some landmark hits – but were also still trying their hand at a variety of unusual work with lesser-known artists! And as you've probably found out from the other volumes, looking at Motown through the full range of its singles, you get a far different picture of the label than their overplayed hits – because amidst the famous classics there's plenty of unusual sounds and rare soul moments – an amazing range of greatness that never fails to please! This package features a whopping 6CDs in all (plus a bonus 45 packaged in the cover!) – 165 songs in all, presented in a completely great hardcover package – with 136 pages of notes on each track, plus essays, color photos, and loads of cool images from the 60s! Includes music by Earl Van Dyke, Mary Wells, The Supremes, The Majestics, The Headliners, The Four Tops, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, Ray Oddis, The Miracles, The Contours, Carolyn Crawford, Howard Crockett, The Velvelettes, Choker Campbell, Lee Alan, R Dean Taylor, Howard Crockett, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, Bruce Channel, and many others! CD
(Limited to 8000 copies.)
 
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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 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
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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AliveAlive ... LP
Urana, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Alive were one of the hippest all-female combos of their time – and although they were marginalized in the womyn's music ghetto for most of their career, they've got a great sound that's been rediscovered over the years by crate-diggers and jazz dancers! This first album is a gem through and through – a hip batch of vocal jazz tracks done in a breezy 70s style! There's some echoes of the hip female jazz singers of the European scene of the 70s, but there's also a warmer Bay Area vibe too – that cool blend of modes that made that scene so great at the time, thanks to groups like Alive! Titles include "Yemaya, Sister Of The Fishes", "Spirit Healer", "City Life", "Rhiannon", and "Part Of Me/Changes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $24.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove, New Jersey address and RVG stamp. Cover has partial splitting on the top & bottom seams and some aging on the back.)

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Mose AllisonWestern Man ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An amazing record by Mose Allison – with some good funky tracks! The real key here is the fact that Mose plays electric piano and is working in a hip trio with Billy Cobham playing some funky and soulful drums! We don't know what kind of piano Mose is using, but on the tracks where he's playing the electric, it's got a jagged and raw kind of sound, almost recalling the one used on the Atlantic albums by Eugene McDaniels. Includes the great funky track "If You Only Knew", which has a real McDaniels kind of feel – plus the cuts "Western Man", "Mountains", "Ask Me Nice", "Night Club", and "Meadows". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Aloe BlaccShine Through ... CD
Stones Throw, 2006. Used ... $4.99
A batch of eclectic postmodern soul that's as original and instantly gratifying as anything we've heard on Stones Throw! Aloe Blacc more than lives up to the expectations we had for him after hearing his first couple of Stones Throw singles. His previous work in the adventurous hip hop outfit Emanon really only hints at his solo work – and it's even more bold in its idiosyncratic approach to an appealing groove! The almost entirely self-produced Shine Through (Oh No and Madlib produce one track each) is rife with an electronic sheen, touching on a bubbling psychedelic soul vibe we've never really heard before. A couple of tracks have guitar, bass, and keys that bring a more organic, but still kind of otherworldly groove – even touching on a cosmic Latin vibe on a couple of tunes! Tracks include "Whole World", a totally re-imagined take on Sam Cooke's "Long Time Coming" (produced by Oh No), "Are You Ready", "Busking", "Bailar", "Nascimento", "Dance For Life", "Patria Mia", "Shine Through", "Caged Birdsong", "Arrive", "Want Me", "One Inna" (produced by Madlib) and "I'm Beautiful". CD

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Aloe BlaccWant Me (voc, inst)/Arrive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2005. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A trippy, soulful surprise from Aloe Blacc – the mic side of the Cali hip hop duo Emanon – who seems poised to make the transition from Cali hip hop to progressive soul! The backdrop of "Want Me" is a deep, pulsing electronic wall of sound with slow-building effects raining down into the mix – with Aloe in romantic dancefloor croon mode leading the way! "Arrive" is a similar number, with some heavy reverb on the electronic/synth elements – and crisp, percolating beats. Aloe handles the production on both tracks, making him a triple threat +one – writer/producer/rapper/singer! We're always a bit surprised at how unpredictably, yet solidly, the Stones Throw sound continues to grow! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $5.99
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! CD
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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
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
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some pen on back.)
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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons & Friends At Montreux ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good- ... $0.99
Gene Ammons has some pretty hip friends here – a roster of talent that includes guest appearances by hornmen Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Nat Adderley on one long jam number – plus Hampton Hawes on electric piano on the entire set! The work's done in a laidback, long-blowing way – more the Gene Ammons of earlier live dates than the revived funk hero of the early 70s Prestige years – but thanks to some nicely spacious keyboards from Hawes, the record's got a more modern sound than you might expect, and is a good bridge between 60s and 70s soul jazz modes. Titles include "New Sonny's Blues", "Treux Blue", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. Used ... $7.99
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". CD

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✨✧ Aphrodite's Child666 ... LP
Vertigo, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the coolest rock concept albums ever – and arguably the crowning moment for Aphrodite's Child – an incredibly hip Greek group from the early 70s – featuring a young Demis Roussos on vocals, and Vangelis Papathanassiou on organ, piano, vibes, flute, and a lot of other instrumentation! Vangelis composed the whole set – as an extended piece based on the Apocalypse of St John – and the album was recorded in Paris, away from their native Greece – in a time of political unrest and cultural upheaval that's clearly referenced in the music! There's a really wide array of textures and moods on the set – from sinister to soft, freaky to peaceful, all laid out beautifully with a sense of poetry and power that few other groups could match! Irene Pappas performs a recitation, and also gives some sexy sounds on the classic "Infinity" – and other tunes include "The System", "Babylon", "Loud Loud Loud", "The Four Horsemen", "The Seventh Seal", "Aegian Sea", "The Marching Beast", "Capture Of The Beast", "Altamont", "Seven Trumpets", and "Hic Et Nunc". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mercury.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong & His Friends ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
Louis Armstrong hits the Flying Dutchman label – and unlocks a whole new spiritual side of his talents – a mode that's quite different than some of his crossover pop of the 60s! The style here has a bit of righteous elements in the lyrics, and lots of spiritual jazz in the backings – with full arrangements from Oliver Nelson – who heads up a dream lineup that includes Billy Harper on tenor, and either Chico Hamilton or Pretty Purdie on drums! Even more amazing is a guest appearance from Leon Thomas – who sings on a version of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". Other tunes are just as hip – and include "The Black Cat Has 9 Lives", "His Father Wore Long Hair", "Give Peace A Chance", and "We Shall Overcome". Must be heard to be believed! CD

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Steve Arrington's Hall Of FameSteve Arrington's Hall Of Fame I ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A great solo classic from Steve Arrington – who continued to make excellent music long after leaving Slave, thanks to records like this! The Hall Of Fame sound is almost a refinement of the earlier Slave groove – a bit more focused and stripped down for the 80s, with a definite emphasis on the basslines – and an approach to funk that's equally well-suited to pick up some ears from early hip hop listeners too! The whole thing comes off perfectly – tight, but never too commercial – and lean, but never with a fake "street" sort of sound to get in the way. Titles include "Nobody Can Beat You", "You Meet My Approval", "Speak With Your Body", "Weak At The Knees", "Beddie Biey", and "Way Out". CD

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Ata KakObaa Sima ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Rare work from an artist who was born in Ghana, spent time in Germany, and recorded this underground cassette-only release in Toronto during the early 90s! The music has this very odd pan-national style that references Ata Kak's Ghanian roots, but also brings in some cool electronics that must have been picked up while in Germany, and fused with a style that's almost early electro – especially given the lean approach to rhythms and keyboards throughout! Ata Kak sings and raps a bit – the latter not entirely in a hip hop mode, more in this rhythmic and explosive style that's very unique – and the whole thing's got a wonderfully homegrown vibe that really takes us back to the cassette indie generation. Titles include "Oabaa Sima", "Daa Nyinaa", "Yemmpa Aba", "Bome Nnwom", and "Medfofo". CD
(Includes bonus download code.)
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Ata KakObaa Sima (with bonus download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $15.99 19.98
Rare work from an artist who was born in Ghana, spent time in Germany, and recorded this underground cassette-only release in Toronto during the early 90s! The music has this very odd pan-national style that references Ata Kak's Ghanian roots, but also brings in some cool electronics that must have been picked up while in Germany, and fused with a style that's almost early electro – especially given the lean approach to rhythms and keyboards throughout! Ata Kak sings and raps a bit – the latter not entirely in a hip hop mode, more in this rhythmic and explosive style that's very unique – and the whole thing's got a wonderfully homegrown vibe that really takes us back to the cassette indie generation. Titles include "Oabaa Sima", "Daa Nyinaa", "Yemmpa Aba", "Bome Nnwom", and "Medfofo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
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Bent Axen/Bent Jaedig Jazz GroupsLet's Keep The Message (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Debut/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set of Danish modern jazz – recorded at the start of the 60s with a really searing lineup! The set's go-led by pianist Bent Axen and tenorist Bent Jaedig – two guys with a very hip approach to their music, an a keen ear for the sharper sides of jazz at the time – a blend of hardbop rhythms with more complicated tones, served up by a lineup that also includes Allan Botschinsky on trumpet and Frank Jensen on second tenor – both horn players who add a lot to the date. The lineup shifts a bit as the set moves on – Jenson's only on three tracks, leaving Jaedig with more room on the rest – but there's still a really unified feel to the record, almost as if the co-leaders are choosing the lineup carefully with each fresh track, in order to paint slightly different pictures in sound. If you dig the work of the Jazz Quintet 60 – a contemporary Danish group that features two of the players here – you'll definitely dig this set too. Titles include "Let's Keep The Message", "To Iskol's Hof", "Star Eyes", "Elansky", "Siyle", and "Lady Bird". CD

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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