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AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $16.99
The second album by Japanese singer Akiko – and light years ahead of her first! This set brings Akiko's jazzy vocals into contact with work by a number of different arrangers and producers – including Keiji Matsumoto, Yoshito Tanaka, and Swing Out Sister! The range of tracks is really great, and features a number of older English language standards and pop tunes, redone in a variety of formats. Some tracks feature beats and keyboards, others have straight jazz backings, and still others have a widely expansive soulful set of arrangements. Includes a great cover of the Brazilian club classic "Skindo Le Le", a great remake of "Waters Of March", and the tracks "Paradise City", "Lover Man", "Manual", "Blues No 8", "Do You Know", "Midnight Sun", and "Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Billy BangHip Hop Be Bop ... CD
ITM, 1993. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Beautiful PeopleI Got Rhythm (club, hip hop, dj pogo mix) ... 12-inch
Cabaret, 1991. Near Mint- ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Brothers CastroLatin & Hip ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Jeff ChangCan't Stop Won't Stop – A History Of The Hip-Hop Generation (paperback) ... Book
Ebury Press (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $8.99 19.95
Jeff Chang's epic history of the cultural force of hip hop – one of the most acclaimed hip hop chronicles ever published – and well worth it! Chang has dug deeper for this book than any crate diggin' DJ ever could, and for that he deserves to take a deep bow. The book starts out documenting some of the game's roots in 60s Jamaica, and goes on to chronicle its genesis in the Bronx, and its many incarnations up until the the turn of the century. The cultural, political and social environments and eras in which the art was nurtured is chronicled by Chang without ever causing the reader to suffer from NPR-esque academic dryness (thank God), and really puts the reader into every tale he spins. IT's such a sprawling book that it's tough to recommend or describe in just a few words, but trust us, your library needs it! Paperback, 546 pages including notes, acknowledgments and index, well chosen quotes and photos, plus an introduction by legendary DJ Kool Herc! Book

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✨✧ Dead PrezHip Hop (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Loud/Get On Down, 1999. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99 12.98
The classic early single from Dead Prez – with squelchy funk steeped production and razor sharp rhymes – originally released in the run-up to their debut full length for Loud! "Hip Hop" hints at strident material to come from the duo, who stood out from the Loud Records scene, and the hip hop scene in general at the dawn of the 00s – and it's a pretty incredible precursor to (and eventually standout track on) the Let's Get Free LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Double Dee & SteinskiPayoff Mix (mastermix of GLOBE & Whiz Kid's Play That Beat Mr DJ)/Lesson Two (James Brown mix)/Lesson Three (history of hip hop mix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1985. Very Good+ (reissue)... $24.99
Faithful reissue of the classic cut and paste single that sparked off an entire sub genre of hip hop in the early 80s! Double Dee & Steinski mix together dozens of samples of everything from JFK speeches and cartoon bits to movie dialog and even Mae West over a bed of classic break beats and early hip hop tracks. The Payoff mix is based on Whiz Kid's "Play That Beat", Lesson Two uses lots of James Brown, Lesson Three has everything else. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing, with star etch.)

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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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Peter HerbolzheimerHip Walk – The Complete Polydor Recordings (Soul Condor/Galaxis/Live Im Onkle Po/Hip Walk/Touchdown/I Hear Voices) (4CD set) ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $36.99
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest European talents of the 70s – bandleader Peter Herbholzheimer, working here at the head of his Rhythm & Brass group, and his Certain Lions & Tigers ensemble! Although Herbolzheimer's got a clunky name, his sound is incredibly fluid and tight – a large group approach to funk that rivals some of the best American work of his time – including classics from Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Pate, and other key maestros of the blacksploitation era. Peter's got a way of taking a large group of players and really making them groove – a sound that's kind of an electrified extension of the styles first laid out at MPS by the Clarke-Boland Big Band, but served up with a hipper, funkier 70s approach to rhythm. Like the CBBB, Herbholzheimer's groups often feature American players – such as Art Farmer on trumpet or Herb Geller on saxes – alongside more familiar MPS talents like Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Dieter Reith on organ, Ferdinand Povel on flute, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Sigi Schwab on guitar – joined by the legendary Sabu Martinez on a few of the best sessions here! The 4CD set is a massive discovery in music – as it features not only Herbholzheimer's Rhythm & Brass albums, but also records under the group names Certain Lions & Tigers and The Galactic Light Orchestra. The package has some of the same records of the previous MPS collection of Herbholzheimer's work – but also includes some other material too – the full albums Soul Condor, Galaxis, Live Im Onkle Po, Hip Walk, Touchdown, and I Hear Voices CD

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Hip LinkchainAirbusters ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... $4.99
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Don Patterson with Booker ErvinHip Cake Walk ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $18.99
A massive pairing of the tenor of Booker Ervin and Hammond of Don Patterson – a record that's got a very famous cover image, and which marks for one of the greatest meetings of soul and modernism at mid-60s Prestige Records! There's no bass at all on the set – just lots of quick, tight rhythm lines from Patterson on the pedals of the Hammond – mixed with drums from Billy James, and served up with plenty of space for Ervin to open up on tenor – blowing with more soul than on some of his modernist sides of the time! The title cut – "Hip Cake Walk" – is a 16 minute groover, and other tracks include "Rosetta", "Sister Ruth", and "Donald Duck". Very cool cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear and marker on both sides with a stereo sticker.)

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The oversized book is 112 pages, on full color pages with a real comic book feel – and there's even a small discography at the back! Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981-1983 ... 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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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 3 – 1983-1984 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
A mighty nice third volume of this excellent series – one that's getting better and better with each new book, and a lot more focused too! This time around, Ed Piskor hones in on the key hip hop years of 1983 and 1984 – a time when New York acts were breaking big nationally, local labels were shaking hands with majors, and hip hop itself suddenly reached far past the streets and clubs into the suburbs and subdivisions! Piskor's approach is great – comic-style in an oversized book that's like some old Marvel Giant-Size edition from the 70s – with newsprint pages in lurid color, telling the tale of Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh, Rick Rubin, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and other giants who emerged during these years – with a graphic sensibility that even blows away the previous volumes. 110 pages, full color, and oversized! Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 4 – 1984-1985 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The incredible fourth book in the Hip Hop Family Tree series – artist Ed Piskor's madly brilliant, super fun take on hip hop history, in the style of classic comic books – and the wild styles and huge personalities of '84 & '85 provide the most fertile material of the series to date! It was a pretty amazing couple years in the rap history, storytelling idioms aside. Hip hop culture was busting out of the confines of the inner cities and making its way into the hearts and minds of kids in the country and cornfields of America – all over the world, actually – spreading like wildfire thanks to radio, TV and movies. Piskor's comic panel adventures of the real life characters behind it is wonderful, and a lot of fun – looking at the rise of Def Jam, Dr. Dre laying the pre-NWA foundation, the Hollywood rapsploitation flicks Breakin', Beat Street and Krush Groove, introductions to heroes and heroines Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa (the worthy cover faces), Biz Markie and so many more! It's all the fresher in the oversized format, too, with 112 pages in all. Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Vols 3 & 4 (gift box with slipcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $43.99 49.99
The fantastic third & fourth volumes of classic comics-enamored/classic rap-reared artist Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree series – which really gets better and better with each new book as it goes deeper into early hip hop history! Books 3 & 4 hone in on the years 1983-1985, a time when New York acts were breaking big nationally, local labels were shaking hands with majors, and hip hop itself suddenly reached far past the streets and clubs into the suburbs and subdivisions! Piskor's approach is great – comic-style in an oversized book that's like some old Marvel Giant-Size edition from the 70s – with newsprint pages in lurid color, telling the tale of Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh, Rick Rubin, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys,the rise of Def Jam Records, Dr. Dre laying the pre-NWA foundation, the Hollywood rapsploitation flicks Breakin', Beat Street and Krush Groove, and more heroes & heroines like Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa , Biz Markie and so many more giants who emerged during these years – with a graphic sensibility that even blows away the previous volumes. The 2 volumes are 110 pages and 112 pages, full color, and all the fresher in the oversized format – even better the 2 volume box set, in a beautiful, sturdy slipcover with dozens more classic players illustrated in a giant line-up on both sides! Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #11 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The history of hip hop – as anthologized in one of the coolest comic series of the new millennium! Hip Hop Family Tree #11's cover hero is a fuzzy young Rick Rubin – not the latter day music industry Zen Master Rick Rubin we know today, but the hungry, young Beastie Boys producer era – and it also chronicles some early adventures of Doug E Fresh & MC Ricky D, The Fat Boys, the Graffiti Rock show, Whodini, a Hip Hop Family Tree pin-up portrait of Ol' Dirty Bastard and much more! Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #10 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
One of the coolest comix you'll ever hope to buy – a stunning history of the early days of hip hop – told in comic book form, in a way that makes each key individual as important as a super hero! The first half of the book looks at 1983 – an important hip hop year in all its glory – with references to Style Wars, the young Rick Rubin, Bill Stephney, and even the birth of KRS-One on the streets! 1984 has just a hint of the birth of Def Jam – and the issue also features a bonus separate comic, titled Gladiator, with art by Emei Burell. Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #9 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with colorful comic-style images. The monthly series anthologizes the stories in a way that's even truer to Piskor's comic book influences than the graphic novel collections. Amazing! Issue #10 features the comic book bio of the early days the Beastie Boys, the behind-the-scenes biz of pre-Def Jam Russell Simmons, the early electro era of Tuff City Records, rap contest winners The Disco Three who would go on the be known, for better AND for worse as The Fat Boys, Kool Moe Dee and The Treacherous Three and much more! Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #8 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with colorful comic-style images. The monthly series anthologizes the stories in a way that's even truer to Piskor's comic book influences than the graphic novel collections. Amazing! Issue #8 looks at the dawn Run DMC era – straight from the streets of Hollis, Queens – plus comic book take on the story behind "Beat Bop" with Rammellzee & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit", Rick Rubin and the young Beastie Boys, World Class Wreckin Cru and more! Book
 
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Jimmy CliffUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
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Joe CockerUltimate Collection ... CD
A&M/Hip-O, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
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Steve EarleAin't Ever Satisfied – The Steve Earle Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $59.99
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard Herrmann & OthersAlfred Hitchcock Presents – Signatures In Suspense ... CD
Hip-O, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Dinah WashingtonFabulous Miss D – The Keynote, Decca, & Mercury Singles 1943 to 1953 (4CD set) ... CD
Hip-O Select, 1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $46.99
A beautiful box set of Diana Washington's original jukebox singles – more than 100 pre-LP tracks cut for Keynote, Decca & Mercury from the 1943-1953 – the Fabulous Miss D collected by Hip-O Select! The packaging is opulent even by Hip-O Select standards – the 4CDs are essentially snuck into a georgeous hardbound book with 54 pages of notes and photos preceding the CD sleeve pages, each thick and including art from original releases from the era. Emotionally powerful early rhythm & blues and jazzier numbers from The Fabulous Miss D! 107 tracks in all: "Evil Gal Blues", "I Can't Get Started With You", "Early In The Morning", "I'll Never Be Free", "My Heart Crys For You", "Joy Juice", "New York, Chicago And Los Angeles", "Why Don't You Think Things Over", "Wheel Of Fortune", "Fat Daddy", "My Man's An Undertaker", "Since My Man Has Gone And Went", "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own", "Journey's End", "Be Fair To Me", "Mixed Emotions", "Double Dealing Daddy", "Pillow Blues" and more. CD

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 7 – 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1967. Used 5CDs ... $79.99
The Motown powerhouse is really humming along in 1967 – hitting some of its highest heights to date, and starting to open up even more from its hit formula of a few years before! As with other sets in this amazing series, this 7th volume of Complete Motown Singles is a treasure trove through and through – a package that goes way past the familiar hits of the year (even though there were plenty), to showcase a Motown that's still concerned with trying out new artists and ideas – even though it could have rested on its laurels and just survived off the hits at the time! The package features a whopping 120 tracks in all – presented with the same beautiful packaging as other volumes: a hardcover, book-like format that features 110 pages worth of notes, photos, images, and other details to support the music – plus 5CDs worth of music – by artists who include Brenda Holloway, The Contours, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Marvelettes, Paul Peterson, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Barbara McNair, San Remo Golden Strings, R Dean Taylor, The Underdogs, Shorty Long, The Elgins, The Messengers, Chris Clark, Edwin Starr, Tammi Terrell, and many more! Also features a bonus 7" single of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "It's Time To Go Know" by Gladys Knight & The Pips – done just like the original! CD

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✨✧ DramaticsUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Joey HeathertonJoey Heatherton Album (limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, 1965/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy looking – not listening!) This great Hip-O set nicely corrects that fact – by bringing together Joey's full 10 track MGM album from 1972, plus some even more obscure singles recorded for Coral and Decca in the mid 60s! The Joey Heatherton Album was done in a sexy sort of 70s pop mode – slight country touches on a few tunes, but mostly glistening adult-styled backings from the team of Tony Scotti and Tommy Oliver. Tunes on that one include "God Only Knows", "It's Not Easy", "Right Or Wrong", "I'm Sorry", "Gone", "Say Hello", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". But almost even better are the rare early singles – 11 more numbers recorded in the mid 60s, and done in a trumpeting girl pop style that actually has plenty of traces of the Brit female sound of the time. Joey's really really great on these numbers – perky, poppy, and still ultra-sexy! Titles include "That's How It Goes", "Live & Learn", "Tomorrow Is Another Day", "My Blood Runs Cold", "Growing Up Is Learning To Say Goodbye", and "But He's Not Mine". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ StandellsVery Best Of The Standells ... CD
Hip-O, 1966/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGold ... CD
Hip-O/Impulse, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Nat AdderleyWorkin' – Nat Adderley Quintet Live In Subway ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Nat Adderley's not actually busking in the subway – but instead playing a smoking little set at the Subway Nightclub in Cologne – working with an excellent group that includes Vincent Herring on alto sax, and some excellent rhythm work from the trio of Rob Bargad on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes are all nice and long, and have a stretching, soulful feel that's really great – and which gets past the "classic" soul jazz cliches that can sometimes mar other Adderley albums from later years. Nat's in fine fine form, and Herring seems to help him unwind in a hip groove that's really carried off well – and the album's got a richness that easily makes it one of the best later sessions from Nat you can find! Titles include "The Chant", "Almost Always", "The Big J", "Plum Street", and "The Scene". CD

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Aesop RockLabor Days ... LP
Def Jux/Block Block Chop, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
Aesop's poetic genius shines like florescent lights in the basement – pessimistic, hopeful, and fierce, reflecting on the evil repetitiveness of day to day labor in the city of New York. Critically acclaimed from the get go, this one-time Def Jux release is now an indie hip-hop classic. 4 tracks were produced by Aesop Rock, 9 produced by his longtime producer Blockhead, and 1 by Omega One. Tracks include "Boombox", "Coma", "The Yes And The Y'all", "One Brick" featuring Illogic, "Bent Life" featuring C-rayz Walz, "9-5ers Anthem", "Labor", "Daylight", "Save Yourself", "Flash Flood", "No Regrets", "The Tugboat Complex Pt 3", "Battery", and "Shovel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miriam AidaCome On Home ... CD
Connective (Germany), 2008. Used ... $12.99
Miriam Aida really knocks our socks off with this set – a classic-styled album of jazz vocals that's quite different than some of her previous Brazilian-tinged work! Aida really captures a cool sort of 50s/60s groove here – a hip-walking approach to female jazz vocals that packs a lot more punch than overdone torch vocal styles, and which really reminds us of some of our favorites from back in the day – like Annie Ross or Marian Montgomery! Most numbers are taken in a soul jazz style – played live by a combo that includes sax and flute from Fredrik Kronkvist, plus organ, piano, bass, and drums – and the tunes are mostly old too, and set up in some hip rhythms that really keep things groovy. Titles include a great vocal take on Dusko Goykovich's "A Handful Of Soul", plus "Now That You're Gone", "Come On Home", "Make Sure You're Sure", "Rainbow's End", "Ruby & The Pearl", and "Jive Samba". CD
(Out of print.)

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AirtoFree ... LP
CTI, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside percussion – but the album also features killer contributions from Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, and Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes – as well as a hip bit of vocals from Flora Purim as well! There's some added horns at parts – but the arrangements are relatively spare and subtle – so that most tracks have a core organic quality, very similar to Airto's work on Buddah/Cobblestone, but given a bit more of a CTI twist. Most tunes are quite long and free-flowing – and titles include "Lucky Southern", "Flora's Song", "Creek (Arroio)", and "Return To Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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AirtoFree ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside percussion – but the album also features killer contributions from Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, and Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes – as well as a hip bit of vocals from Flora Purim as well! There's some added horns at parts – but the arrangements are relatively spare and subtle – so that most tracks have a core organic quality, very similar to Airto's work on Buddah/Cobblestone, but given a bit more of a CTI twist. Most tunes are quite long and free-flowing – and titles include "Lucky Southern", "Flora's Song", "Creek (Arroio)", and "Return To Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Manny AlbamDrum Feast ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great one from arranger Manny Albam – heavy on drums, but with some nice exotic touches too! No players listed – but we're guessing it's a pretty hip lineup! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Lorez AlexandriaEarly in the Morning ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $19.99
An excellent early album by one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time! The session's a very hip affair – recorded with the Ramsey Lewis Trio backing her up on one side, and a group led by Frank Foster on another – both playing in a tight soul jazz mode that works perfectly for Lorez's great voice, and which takes her way past the straighter style of the King recordings. Includes a version of Louis Jordan's "Early In The Morning", plus "So Long", "Don't Explain", "Baby Don't You Cry", and "Rocks In My Bed". The groove's very deep, like hearing Lorez in a smoky club on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing. Cover has some marker on back.)

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
The second album by this excellent all-female San Francisco jazz combo – a live date that's even more cooking than their debut! As before, there's a sweetly breezy style to the record – that hip SF sound of the 70s – with echoes of Braziliana and soul amidst the group's jazzier leanings – all wrapped together with a sound that's tight, but never uptight! The female vocals give the music a feel that's like Janet Lawson, Sheila Landis, or some of the hipper European singers of the 70s – and instrumentation is mostly acoustic, save for a bit of Fender Rhodes. Titles include a version of Gil Scott-Heron's "Willing", plus "Greeting Song", "Call It Jazz", "Too Bad", "Golden River/Golden Dream", and "Heaven Is In Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light creases.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
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 label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a center split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Anderson PaakMalibu ... CD
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – release months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar host – but make no mistake, Malibu is his show, and a REALLY strong one. Contemporary hip hop soul with grit and heart – with appearances by BJ The Chicago Kid, Robert Glasper, Rapsody, The Game, Talib Kweli and more on the mic, plus guest production by Madlib, Hi-Tek and others. Includes "The Bird", "Heart Don't Stand A Chance", "The Waters" with BJ The Chicago Kid, "Put Me Thru", "Without You" feat Rapsody, "Room In Here" feat The Game & Sonyae Elise, "Celebrate", "Come Down", "Your Prime", "The Dreamer" with Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir and more. CD
Also available Malibu ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Anderson PaakMalibu ... LP
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – released months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar host – but make no mistake, Malibu is his show, and a REALLY strong one. Contemporary hip hop soul with grit and heart – with appearances by BJ The Chicago Kid, Robert Glasper, Rapsody, The Game, Talib Kweli and more on the mic, plus guest production by Madlib, Hi-Tek and others. Includes "The Bird", "Heart Don't Stand A Chance", "The Waters" with BJ The Chicago Kid, "Put Me Thru", "Without You" feat Rapsody, "Room In Here" feat The Game & Sonyae Elise, "Celebrate", "Come Down", "Your Prime", "The Dreamer" with Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malibu ... CD 11.99

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Horace AndyIn The Light ... LP
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 16.98
Horace Andy's holding an acoustic guitar on the cover, but the record's got some searing electric lines in the mix – really bringing this sharp edge to the already-great rhythms behind Andy's famous vocals! Horace is one of the few cats who can sing in the higher end of the vocal register, yet still come across with a totally badass vibe – thanks partly to the righteous message in his lyrics, and the hip-tripping grooves on the tracks – which could make just about any element sound great, and only reinforce the greatness of the Horace Andy style! The album's a stone classic, and for good reason – and titles include "Leave Rasta", "Do You Love My Music", "Hey There Woman", "Government Land", "Problems", "In The Light", and "Collie Herb". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keren AnnYou're Gonna Get Love ... LP
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderful work from Keren Ann – a French singer we first fell in love with on her albums done with producer Benjamin Biolay – working here with a different talent at the helm, but a sound that's equally sublime! Keren's also making a big step towards a global market here, too – continuing her trend of singing in English, which is the case throughout the album – which really helps get her captivating tunes and amazing sound to a larger market on this side of the Atlantic – all without losing the breathy charm of her previous French language vocals. The tunes have this moody vibe, almost in a hip early 70s singer/songwriter mode – and backing instrumentation that really follows suit. Titles include "Again & Again", "you Knew Me Then", "Bring Back", "The Separated Twin", "You Have It All To Lose", and "The River That Swallows All The Rivers". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available You're Gonna Get Love (deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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Keren AnnYou're Gonna Get Love (deluxe edition) ... CD
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Keren Ann – a French singer we first fell in love with on her albums done with producer Benjamin Biolay – working here with a different talent at the helm, but a sound that's equally sublime! Keren's also making a big step towards a global market here, too – continuing her trend of singing in English, which is the case throughout the album – which really helps get her captivating tunes and amazing sound to a larger market on this side of the Atlantic – all without losing the breathy charm of her previous French language vocals. The tunes have this moody vibe, almost in a hip early 70s singer/songwriter mode – and backing instrumentation that really follows suit. Titles include "Again & Again", "you Knew Me Then", "Bring Back", "The Separated Twin", "You Have It All To Lose", and "The River That Swallows All The Rivers". CD
Also available You're Gonna Get Love ... LP 22.99

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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of the period – thanks to a spacious vision on Arnold's part, and the inclusion of a fair bit of sounds from world music. Players on the set include Art Webb on flute, Sonny Fortune on soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Dom Um Romao on percussion, and Jan Hammer on moog and electric piano – and although there's a fair bit of guitar in the mix, the other acoustic elements are kept nice and high too – for a blend that's almost like some of the best Brazilian fusion from later years, touched by a slightly funkier sound! Tracks really stretch out nicely, allowing for plenty of solo space as they roll on, in a way that's almost a cross between Strata East and some of the more familiar mainstream fusion modes of the time. Very hip stuff, with titles that include "Benzele Windows", "Tales Of The Exonerated Flea", "Euroaquilo Silence", "Puppet Of The Seasons", "Sing Night Jar", and "Delicate Evasions". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". CD features the bonus track "Main Line (long version)" – issued here for the first time ever! CD

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Attica Blues/Shinichi OsawaOh La La La ... CD
Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ... $3.99
A wonderful bit of funkiness from Attica Blues and Shinichi Osawa from Mondo Grosso! The CD's a 7 track e.p. – with 6 mixes of the heavenly soul cut "Oh La La La", a remake of Tina Marie's classic, done with heavy hip hop beats, great warm instrumental samples, and excellent female vocals, sung in English. The CD also contains the excellent track "What Are You Gonna Do Now", another great soulful groover with vocals by Roba El-essawy. Great stuff, and packaged in a cool gatefold cover! CD
(Out of print.)

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Audio TwoWhat More Can I Say? ... LP
First Priority/Atlantic, 1988. Very Good ... $16.99
Tightly thumping late 80s hip hop from Milk & Gizmo – a bit slept on even back in the day, but it holds up pretty damn well after all these years! Nothing too righteous on the rhyme side, nor as hardcore or profane as some the breakouts of the period, just straight ahead heavy beats and boisterous raps. They didn't invent or reinvent the wheel, but they drive hard, people – and the lack of Hall Of Fame platitudes actually make them a fresher listen after all these years, as it's never been overplayed. Includes "Top Billin" (vocal and instrumental) with one of the earliers (or first?) use of the ubiquitous "Go Brooklyn" beat, plus "What More Can I Say?", "I Like Cherries", "The Questions", "I Don't Care", and "Giz Starts Buggin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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Aural ExcitersSpooks In Space/Marathon Runner ... 12-inch
Ze, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
A great single from Aural Exciters – a hip New York ensemble from the late 70s, one of the seminal groups of the downtown post-disco crossover scene! The tracks feature work by August Darnell, James Chance, Bob Blank, Taana Gardner, and Coati Mundi – and is very much in the playful ensemble dancefloor mode of some of Darnell's other projects from the time – a bit more soulful than Kid Creole, with less of the quirky disco of other groups, and a very solid approach overall! "Spooks In Space" has a great chanting vocal quality, undercut nicely by a stepping space-bound bassline – and "Marathon Runner" is more standard club, but in a way that features some great vocals from Gardner! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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