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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 11.99

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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.)
Also available Hip Harp ... LP 9.99

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Assorted PhlavorsPatience (hall of fame remix, inst)/Make Up Your Mind (album, hip hop) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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 ... $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
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 23.99

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✨✧ BrailleHip Hop Music (main, Ohmega Watts rmx, inst, Ohmega Watts rmx inst)/10 Years (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Super Bro, 2005. Near Mint- ... $4.99
"Hop Hop Music" features cuts by Rob Swift, plus an Ohmega Watts remix! "10 Years" produced by the mighty 9th Wonder. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, blank labels, with marker and a sticker on one side. Includes a one sheet.)

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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 ... $14.99
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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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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Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really steps out strongly with a new musical vision for the 70s – working with a lineup that includes George Adams on tenor and flute and Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet – but players who give the music a really bold feel, right from the start! The rest of the lineup is wonderful, too – as Carl Schroeder plays Fender Rhodes with this flowing vibe that's plenty soulful – alongside bass from Terud Nakamura and Mervin Bronson, conga from Lawrence Kilian, bongo from Elwood Johnson, and more drums from Haynes himself. Titles include a sublime reading of Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise" – plus "Tangiers", "You Name It", and "Satan's Mysterious Feeling". 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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KAPMind Trippin (hip hop club mix, after set mix) ... 12-inch
Big Cry Baby, 1995. Sealed ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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David Kikoski, D Carpenter, G Novak & B SheppardFrom The Hip ... CD
BFM Jazz, 2013. Used ... $7.99
CD

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Lost Trybe Of Hip-HopMasta Plan (radio edti remix, inst remix, video mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Renegade, 1995. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Majestic ProductionsCold Sweat (voc, voc hip hop, inst, acapella)/Frontline (voc control, control inst, voc majestic, majestic inst) ... 12-inch
DNA, 1990. Sealed ... $24.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed, with hype sticker.)

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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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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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Renegades Of JazzHip To The Remix ... CD
339 (Netherlands), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Remixed work from the Hip To The Jive album by Renegades Of Jazz – a mix of club styles and jazzy samples, done in a mode that takes us back to the earlier years of labels like Compost, Schema, or Irma Records – or maybe like the early work of US3! The remixes here follow suit in similar territory – often with programmed rhythms, but more acoustic touches taken from either live instrumentation from the group, or maybe older sources from records. Titles include "Apple Sauce (Dusty rmx)", "Hooked On Swing (Uptown Felaz rmx)", "Black Milk (Deli Kutt rmx)", "Solitaire (Jazzy Gentle rmx)", "Jitterbug (Tim McVicar rmx)", "Blow Your Horn (Andy Taylor rmx)", and "You Better Run (Printempo rmx)". CD
 
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Atlantic StarrUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $7.99
CD

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Jimmy CliffRebirth ... CD
Hip-O, 2012. Used ... $4.99
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 ... $0.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Isaac HayesGreatest Love Songs ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
CD

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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 ... $18.99
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 ... $13.99
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 ... $7.99
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 6.99

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Grover Washington JrLive At The Bijou ... CD
Hip-O/Kudu, 1977. Used ... $6.99
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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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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✨✧ Rare EarthFill Your Head – The Studio Albums 1969 to 1974 (3CD set) (Get Ready/Ecology/One World/Willie Remembers/Ma) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
3CDs, 5 albums, and one of the coolest packaging jobs we've ever seen – a totally great tribute to the groundbreaking Rare Earth, and one that finally brings together five of their Motown studio albums in one place! The combo were a bit unique for Motown – so much so that they got their own self-titled imprint on the label – a key space for them to forge a uniquely groovy sound that was almost equal parts soul and rock, with heavy doses of funk in the rhythms, and a hard-jamming instrumental approach that kept things sharp even as the group headed into the mid 70s. The massive package features the albums Get Ready, Ecology, One World, Willie Remembers, and Ma – all on 3CDs that are part of this cool 5-fold pullout card that features all the original album art – packaged with a full booklet of notes and more images, all in a lighter-style box that's totally great! 43 tracks in all – with plenty of heavy drums and gritty guitar! CD
(Barcode has a sticker. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ DeBargeTime Will Reveal – The Complete Motown Albums (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early/Mid 80s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete early-to-mid 80s albums DeBarge cut for Motown – The DeBarges, All This Love, In A Special Way and Rhythm Of The Night – plus a bonus disc of remixes and rarities – in this excellent 3CD set from Motown & Hip-O Select! Disc 1 features The DeBarges and All This Love albums. The first album is a great batch of harmony soul that updates the "family" sound of 70s groups like The Sylvers, Five Stairsteps, and others! The tracks on this record focuses nicely on the vocals, and really lets the harmonies come through in a beautiful way! Titles include "Hesitated", "What's Your Name", "Queen Of My Heart", "You're So Gentle So Kind", and "Strange Romance". All This Love is a stone pop soul winner with lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony! Tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". Disc 2 features In A Special Way and Rhythm Of The Night. The former, again, comes with an undeniably catchy groove and it's made even better by the mellower numbers. Includes "Stay With Me", sampled to great effect, and a tune elevates this album above all the rest – plus "Time Will Reveal" (the previously unreleased long version), "Need Somebody", "Be My Lady", "Love Me In A Special Way" and "Queen Of My Heart". Rhythm Of The Night is the group's most polished and pop-oriented album to date – a move that pays off huge with unshakably insistent hooks – a nice piece of modern soul history. Includes "Who's Holding Donna Now" and "Rhythm Of The Night", plus "Single Heart", "You Wear It Well", 'The Walls Come Tumbling Down" and "Share My World". The bonus disc here is great – featuring long versions, rare M&M Mixes and instrumentals! 10 in all: "Rhythm Of The Night (Long Version)", "You Wear It Well (M&M Club Mix)", "The Heart Is Not So Smart" (M&M Club Mix)", "By My Lady (Instrumental)", "All This Love (Alternate Version)" and more. CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1978. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". Expanded CD features the famous 12" instrumental version of "A Funky Space Reincarnation" – plus a full set of 12 bonus alternate mixes produced by the likes of Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware, Marcus Miller, Prince Paul, Bootsy Collins, Slaam Remi, and The Randy Watson Experience – including "Anger (alt extended)", "Here My Dear (alt mix)", "Time To Get It Together (alt extended mix)", "Falling In Love Again (alt version)", "I Met A Little Girl (alt version)", "Sparrow (alt version)", and "Anna's Song (inst – alt version)". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime (expanded love man edition) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1981. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massively expanded version of the last Marvin Gaye album for Motown – issued here with a full extra mix, some previously unreleased tracks, and even the "lost" Love Man album from the year before! The core album a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of Marvin Gaye's earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". Bonus tracks include the full Odyssey Studios mix of the album – previously unissued – plus "Nuclear Juice", "Far Cry (unedited)', and "Ego Tripping Out", in vocal, instrumental, and LP mixes! And last but not least, the package also features 6 more tracks from the unreleased Love Man album – including "I Offer You Nothing But Love", "A Lover's Plea", "Dance N Be Happy", "Just Because You're So Pretty", and "Life Is Now In Session". CD
(Out of print limited edition.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisTonight ... CD
Hip, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 19.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital album download.)

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✨✧ AkbarAntidote (voc, inst)/God Stress America (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Digital Konfusion, 2002. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of the few people doing good political hip hop these days, Akbar steps things up a notch on "God Stress America", his take on the World Trade bombing. Not everyone will agree with the harsh bigger-they-come-the-harder-they-fall theme, but it's nice to have at least some hip hop part of the loyal opposition again. Produced by Ftl & Levi. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... LP
Argo, 1963. Good+ ... $19.99
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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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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All NaturalNo Additives, No Preservatives ... CD
All Natural, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Maybe we're biased, but this is a fantastic record in the great Chicago tradition that includes Common Sense and the Molemen! All Natural manage to combine conscious and abstract lyrics with music that's worth hearing, and doesn't fall into that you-gotta-be-blunted-to-appreciate-it drudge. Production by No I.D., the Molemen and Capital D. Includes "50 Years" and "Hip Hop History 101" from the first single, plus "Phantoms Of The Opera", "Thinkin Cap", "MC Avenger", "It's OK", "Prime Suspect", "Niggas B Lyin", "Take It 2 Em", "Fresh Air" , "This Is How It Should B Done", "Start The Revolution", and more. CD

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All NaturalSecond Nature ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2001. Used ... $2.99
The second full length by Capital D and Tone B Nimble as All Natural! Second Nature is jammed packed with 19 tracks featuring the cream of the Chicago underground and other guests including JUICE, Slug, Lone Catalysts, Mr. Greenweedz and others. The no-nonsense, sturdy beats and production is the most unifying factor here – with Capital D's unwavering devotion to Islam sometimes contrasting sharply with some of the more bragging and boasting of some of the guest MCs. Still, at it's best Second Nature is lyrically uncompromising and has an outlook as fresh as any new hip hop we've heard in a while. Tracks include "Second Nature", "Think Again", "The Next Mile", "Vegetarian", "Ill Advisory", "Stellar", "Uncle Sam", "Here's The Hate On Chicago", "Renaissance", "Godspeed", and "Future Is Now". CD has four extra tracks. CD

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✨✧ All NaturalVintage ... CD
All Natural, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Perhaps the tightest set yet from All Natural – Chicago's flagship crew for conscientious underground hip hop! True to their name, Tone B Nimble and Capital D never rock a rhyme or a beat that smacks of artificial ingredients – just straight up, honest, soulful hip hop with anthemic choruses and solid beats. The sound runs from rugged & raw to measured and soulful, but flows as cohesively as anything the crew's ever done! Production by Dug Infinate, Stoney Rock, Panik, Kenny Keys and others. Tracks include "Start The Revolution", "Uprise", "Stony Island", "Southside (Chicago)", "Queens Get The Money Part II" feat Spotlite, "Double Speak" and "When I See You" featuring Iomos Marad, "The Avenger Is Back", "Heel-Toe", "Down 4Ever", "Corner Pocket" feat Jungle Brothers, "Keep It Movin'" with El Da Sensai & Allstar, "This Is Our Time" featuring Rob C and more. CD
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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
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 AllisonWay Of The World ... CD
Anti, 2010. Used ... $1.99
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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Mose AllisonWestern Man ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 ... CD
Stones Throw, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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. CD
Also available Good Things ... LP 16.99

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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
Also available Good Things ... CD 4.99
 
 
 



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