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Powerful & The Hip Hop JunkiesStreet Life (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mascot, Early/Mid 90s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... About July 1, 2017
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, consise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, tough and street aware hip hop to come. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... On June 23, 2017
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & The MGsPlay The Hip Hits – Previously Unissued Titles ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
It's like a dream come true – the kind of much-needed set for those of us who've always wanted more music from the too-short years that Booker T & The MGs were recording for Stax Records! This CD contains 25 tracks of unreleased Booker T & The MGs material – cut during their classic years at Stax during the 60s, but never issued until the release of this CD – working together to make a double-length collection that really expands their catalog for the label! The tracks on the CD are all cover versions of other 60s tunes – "hip hits", if you will – but the group does as great a job with the material – taking each tune and investing it with a keen Memphis soul groove, thanks to Steve Cropper's raunchy guitar and Booker T's excellent organ! Titles include "Baby, Scratch My Back", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Day Tripper", "On A Saturday Night", "Spoonful", "Soul Man", "Downtown", "The Letter", and "Raunchy". CD

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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 ... $19.99 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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Miles DavisBlow (new orleans hip hop mix, new orleans hip hop remix edit, album w/rap, album w/o rap, 12" r&b mix)/Fantasy ... 12-inch
Warner, 1992. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Miles must have turned over in his grave with this one – although it went on to influence a decade of jazz remix projects! Miles spacey trumpet is remixed from tapes recorded before his death, and production is handled by Easy Mo Bee. While we were never too hip to this project, this cut did make some waves with the Stepper's scene here in Chicago. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Doctor Dre & Ed LoverBack Up Off Me (dt hip hop lounge, master loop, dt in house, voc, groove inst, master loop dub, back up balo, acapella) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1994. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Claude Paradise Gray/Giuseppe U Net PipitoneNo Half Steppin – An Oral & Pictorial History Of New York City Club The Latin Quarter & The Birth Of Hip Hop's Golden Era ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2016. New Copy ... $34.99
A nice history of the classic hip hop culture in NYC that rose from Manhattan's Latin Quarter club – a vital mid 80s proving ground for legends and trailblazers of the time! No Half Steppin' is laid out beautifully in rarely seen photos, street flyers, and the first-hand knowledge of X-Clan cofounder and Latin Quarter host and manager Claude "Paradise" Gray, with author/activist/historian Giusseppe "U.Net" Pipitone, and a wealth of oral history from key players including Kurtis Blow, Grand Puba, Dana Dane, Prince Paul, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Fab Five Freddy, KRS-One, Special K and many more. Paradise Gray was a major part of the team that helped turn the club into a hotbed for early hip hop talent, and many of the incredible photos here are from his personal archives. It's a solid time capsule – with tons of full color photos of destined-for-greatness figures on stage and on the scene, with some of the above mentioned heavies and many more. The textual history here nearly as rich as the photos, with chapters on the club's history, key performances over the years, the dance scene there, the impact of Public Enemy on the scene, and much more. Amazing! Paperback, 200+ pages. Book

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Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About July 12, 2017
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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JodeciGotta Love (new r&b edit, new video edit, swing act, hip hop, daddy hip hop, 12" edit) ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1991. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Bessie JonesPut Your Hand On Your Hip & Let Your Backbone Slip – Songs & Games From The Georgia Sea Islands ... CD
Rounder, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print, packaged with a nice booket.)

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✨✧ Kid SublimeBasement Soul – Extended Hip Hop Instrumentals ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2005. Very Good ... $7.99
Hypnotic club grooves from the appropriately-branded Kid Sublime – a former member or Rednose Distrikt – working just as well on his own! Sublime brings in some pretty healthy influences from the Detroit scene, like many of the projects on the hungry Kindred Spirits label – but he's rocking straight outta Amsterdam. Kid deliver a solid set of hypnotic groovers that'll sound just as nice through headphones as it will on a crowded dance floor! 12 tracks: "Analize This", "Wings Of Love", "Represent", "The Harder I Rock", "Takin' It Back", "Dukes Chop", "Amsterdam People", "Space Jam", "The Kosmetic", "Right About Now", "Hey!" and "Jungle Fever". LP, Vinyl record album

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Linkin ParkHip Hop Remixes – ENTH E ND/FRGT/10/HI VLTAG3 ... 12-inch
White Label, 2002. Near Mint- ... $19.99
With Kutmasta Kurt and Motion Man on "ENTH E ND", Alchemist & Chali 2na on "FRGT/10", and Evidence & Pharoahe Monch on "HI VLTAG3". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Love UnlimitedHigh Steppin Hip Dressin Fella (You Got It Together) (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Unlimited Gold, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent groover from Love Unlimited – proof that neither they, nor Barry White, had lost their touch! The tune's got a snapping bassline that really grooves the track right away – pulling in some soaring strings, but still keeping up the beat as the vocals come in. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Nice & SmoothReturn Of The Hip Hop Freaks (LP, rmx)/Get F*cked Up (LP) ... 12-inch
Rush, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Nice & SmoothReturn Of The Hip Hop Freaks (LP, rmx)/Get F*cked Up (LP) ... 12-inch
Rush, 1994. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mike PedicinI'm Hip/I Wanna Hug You, Kiss You, Squeeze You ... 7-inch
RCA, 1955. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongHello Louis! – The Hit Years 1963 to 1969 (Hello Dolly/Mame/What A Wonderful World/bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca/Hip-O Select, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Some of the last recordings ever made by Louis Armstrong – and some of the best-known as well! The set brings together three great albums from the 60s, plus bonus tracks as well – all in a really lovely Hip-O Select package! First up is Hello Dolly – a key album in the career of Louis Armstrong – one that helped him forge the fourth or fifth great comeback in his career! As you'd guess by the title, the album's built around Louis' hit version of "Hello Dolly" – sung in a mode that at one level stretches back to his roots in trad jazz, but at another kind of peps the whole thing up with a mod 60s/20s retro sort of swing – more syncopated than before, with a choppy little groove that pushed Louis right back onto the charts. Backing is by a small group that includes Billy Kyle on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Joe Darensbourg on clarinet – and the album's filled with other great numbers that include "A Kiss To Build A Dream On", "Moon River", "You Are Woman I Am Man", "Blueberry Hill", and "Be My Life's Companion". Mame is another great record that kind of updates the Armstrong sound of the 20s for the groovier scene of the 60s – still recorded very much in a trad jazz basis, but with some leaner arrangements overall, and a mix of material that keeps things nice and swinging! Armstrong's at his charming later vocal best – and titles include "Short But Sweet", "Mame", "So Long Dearie", "Tin Roof Blues", "I Like This Kind Of Party", "Cheesecake", "Tyree's Blues", and "Faith". What A Wonderful World is a surprising gem from Louis' later years – most famous for the title hit, but a great album all the way through! Louis is more of a singer than a musician on the set – and he's working with arrangements steeped in warmth and nostalgia – going for an instantly-ancient sound that brings out the best in Armstrong's sentimental tone. Next to the album's wonderful title track "What A Wonderful World", there's also lots of great obscure material – including "The Home Fire", "Hello Brother", "There Must Be A Way", "Fantastic That's You", and "The Sunshine Of Love". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Life Of The Party", "The Kinda Love Song", "We Have All The Time IN The World", and "The Three Of Us". CD

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Michael DavisAbsolute Trombone ... CD
Hip Bone, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GoodeesDidn't Know Love Was So Good/Condition Red ... 7-inch
Hip, 1968. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Purple & red label pressing. Label has a small sticker.)

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GrinGone Crazy ... CD
A&M/Hip-O Select, Mid 70s. Used ... $19.99
Kind of lovable, easygoing 70s rock from Nils Lofgren's Grin – amiable guitar and piano grooves – with a bit of bite in the guitars, but with an laidback sensibility overall! The tunes have an unpretentious, catchy vibe to them, which in other hands in the 70s would have come off as more of a soft rock record, but this Lofgren, he can play the guitar, see! Really nice stuff, and joy to have available all these years later. Includes "You're The Weight", "Boy & Girl", "What About Me", "One More Time", "True Thrill", "Believe", "Ain't For Free" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joey HeathertonJoey Heatherton Album (limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, 1965/1972. Used ... $28.99
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 to 5000 copies.)

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Bob Hocko & The Swamp RatsDisco Still Sucks! ... LP
Get Hip, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Malcolm HolcombeHundred Lies ... CD
Hip-O, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardNew Colors ... CD
Hip Bop, 2001. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lenny WhitePresent Tense ... CD
Hip Bop, 1995. Used ... $4.99
With Chick Corea and Bernard Wright on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, and Marcus Miller on bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanJohnny Hartman Collection 1947 to 1972 ... CD
Hip-O, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz At The Hollywood Bowl (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great later Norman Granz live production – with work by Ella Fitzgerald, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and others – beautifully given the red carpet treatment in this great 2CD edition from Verve/Hip-0 Select! The original album is a landmark historic document, as it was the first ever live jazz album recorded at the legendary LA venue – and on top of that, the talent on hand and in peak form is pretty much jaw-dropping. Disc 1 of this first time ever CD release (which is also kind of amazing) opens with with the Norman Granz info that leads to the Jam Session portion with Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, rolling nicely into material led by Art Tatum on piano, including "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Begin The Beguine", "Willow Weep For Me" and "Humoresque". From there, Ella Fitzgerald and her group dig into "Love For Sale", "Little Girl Blue", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Airmail Special" and more. Disc 2 opens with a couple great numbers by the Oscar Peterson Trio: "9:20 Special" and "How 'Bout You". From there it gets really great with 10 previously unreleased numbers by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra: "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "The Gypsy", "Indiana", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Mop Mop", "You Can Depend On Me", "Mack The Knife", "Perdido" and more. The set closes with a pair of numbers featuring Ella out front of Louie & his players: "You Won't Be Satisfied"a nd "Undecide", and the finale of "When The Saints Go Marching In". Beautiful! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michael Patches StewartBlue Patches ... CD
Hip Bop, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrGold ... CD
Universal/Hip-O, 1970s. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A 2CD collection of gems from Mister Magic – including most of the best cuts from Grover Washington's early Kudu Records years – as well as cuts done with Bill Withers, Patti Labell, Lalah Hathaway, Bill Cosby, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MecoStar Wars & Other Galactic Funk ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O Select, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Star Wars & Other Galactic Funk", "The Last Battle", "Cantina Band", "Throne Room & End Title", and "Other Galactic Funk". CD

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✨✧ 2 Deep 2 SleepBadlands (12" voc, inst)/G-Thang (12" voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Cuttin Hip Hop, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Marisa MonteO Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Wonderful work from Marisa Monte – and a set that may well be the greatest record we've heard from her in years! There's a freshness here that grabs us right away – with the lure we felt when first hearing Monte's music many years ago, but cast here in a completely different style, too – more acoustic overall, yet with these beautifully subtle touches in the background – light orchestrations that slide nicely amidst the core small combo instrumentation – all topped with some of Marisa's most heartfelt lyrics in years. The album's got some great contributions from Dadi, who's definitely Monte's other half on the project – plus hip musical contributions from an array that includes Vinicius Cantuaria, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Marty Erlich, Bernie Worrell, and other surprising guests. Monte often plays ukulele, which has a cool sound that punctuates the record nicely – and titles include "Ainda Bem", "Verdade Uma Ilusao", "Lencinho Querido", "Descalco No Parque", "Depois", and "O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade". CD

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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 3 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the best volume so far in this ultra-hip series – a collection that already focuses on lost righteous tunes from the 70s – but which really seems to hit a special space this time around! The music on the set often isn't exactly jazz, soul, or funk – yet it shares many of the best elements with those styles, and moves them space that seems to encompass some of the hipper singer/songwriter modes of the time – with almost a folk-funk vibe at times, and a warm cosmic glow at others! The track selection is superb – the notes claim that none of these titles have been reissued before – and the whole thing's the best discovery so far in this series that's gotten us digging even deeper than usual. Titles include "Be Real" by Feather, "Loving Side Of Me" by Lexington, "The Lonely Hunter" by Lewell Williams, "Chalito" by The Three Js, "O Sing To Me" by Cal Andrews Trio, "Listen Baby" by Abraham Battat, "Nature Boy" by Jennie Misty, "Happy Sunday" by Wanda Stafford, "The Guru" by Toby Cooper, and "West 15th Street Strut" by The Rosewood Trio. CD
Also available Praise Poems 3 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s (with download) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Peru Rare Groove ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet sounds from the Peruvian scene of the 60s and 70s – music that starts in more familiar Latin modes, then quickly expands to a range of other hip South American sounds! The mix of modes here is maybe similar to the Colombian music of the period – sometimes romping with fast-moving rhythms, sometimes a bit more complicated, in ways that really unlock the jazzier sides of the instrumentation – and which echo some of our favorite New York work of the time. There's a few organ-heavy tracks that are especially great – and the package is put together by Pablo Yglesias, who's done some other great sets of this nature. Titles include "Lamparita" by Los Compadres Del Ande, "Lluvia Con Nieve/El Molestoso" by Carlos Pickling Y Su Organo Espacial, "Lobos Al Escape" by Andres De Colbert Y Su Orquesta, "La Palmadita" by Los Blacanguay, "Son Con Boogaloo" by Pedro Miguel Y Sus Maracaibos, "Tambores De La Selva" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, and "Nuestro Pobreza" by Chacal Y Sus Estrellas. CD

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✨✧ VariousSamples Outta LA – Funk ... CD
Playoff (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They're not lying about the samples here – as every single cut on the collection has been used as the basis for some famous hip hop cut over the years – including a fair bit of classics from the west coast scene! Yet hearing these original grooves, we're also reminded of what makes hip hop so great – that the core building blocks are real soul sounds, heavy on the kinds of basslines, guitar riffs, and beats that have helped shape the sound of contemporary cuts for more than a few years. And sure, it's familiar territory – but man, do all these cuts sound great together! Titles include "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players, "Body Heat" by Quincy Jones, "Let's Have Some Fun" by The Bar-Kays, "Get Up To Get Down" by Brass Construction, "I Wanta Do Something Freaky To You" by Leon Haywood, "Star Child" by Parliament, "Heartbreaker (part 1)" by Zapp, "Intimate Connection" by Kleeer, "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton, "So Ruff So Tuff" by Roger, and "Cutie Pie" by One Way. CD

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✨✧ VariousSamples Outta LA – Soul ... LP
Playoff (France), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic cuts from the 70s – all of which have been used as hip hop samples over the years, but which sound even better here when served up on their own! The collection's only partly a sample set – but really just stands strongly as a great batch of perfect tracks from back in the day – the kind of funky, righteous, and mellow-grooving numbers that made the 70s such a great decade for soul music – a point when the music hit such new heights and fresh styles, its power keeps on influencing the sound of new recordings in the 21st Century! Titles include "The Boogie Back" by Roy Ayers, "Easin In" by Edwin Starr, "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks, "Do Like I Do" by Smokey Robinson, "Star In The Ghetto" by Average White Band & Ben E King, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" by Clarence Reid, "Players Balling" by Ohio Players, "I'm Gonna Love You A Little Bit More" by Barry White, "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway, "I Get Lifted" by George McCrae, and "Express Yourself" by Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Street Band. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSources – The P&P Records Funk & Rap Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
P&P/Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really really great collection of work from the legendary P&P Record labels – and one that goes way way past some of the other over-compiled work on the market! This set is really special – as it showcases first some early soul and funk that the label recorded – then moves onto document their surprisingly strong contribution to early hip hop as well – some great old school numbers that are pretty darn fresh to our ears! CD1 features 18 killer soul tracks – many with a deep soul vibe you might not expect, and which represents the label's contribution to some of the grittier sounds on the east coast scene – and not the disco that P&P is usually known for. Soul tracks include "The Greatest Debt To My Mother" by Henry Brooks, "I'm Coming Back To Life Again" by Florence Miller, "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Owen, "Black Ice" by Sons Of Darkness, "Feel The Spirit" by Foster Jackson Group, "Freaktime" by Scott Davis & The Movements, and "Long Time Ago" by Smokie Brook". CDs 2 & 3 bring together 24 old school hip hop tracks – with a few rollerskate and boogie groovers thrown in as well – and titles include "Schoolin" by Sherod, "Willie Rap" by Willie Wood, "Scoopy Rap" by Scoopy, "Family Rap" by Family, "Tricky Tee Rap" by Troy Rainey, "Game Of Life" by Lavaba & E Mallison, "Death Rap" by Margo's Coolout Crew, "Roller Rooster Rap Dance" by Fresh Female, "Sweet Naomi Rap" by Naomi Peterson, "Win Jesse Win" by Stack, and "Big Foot Boogie" by Brisko The Kidd. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Pop, soul, and a whole lot more – all presented here in a set of 12" single mixes that really rocked the dancefloor back in the eighties! Apart from the underground scenes of hip hop and house, the decade also had a great moment where lots of styles criss-crossed in the clubs – and found a way to resonate together, thanks to the mixing power of the 12" single – a format that was arguably at its height during the 80s! This set hearkens back to those glory days – and presents a set of 30 tracks that include "Wishing (ext)" by Flock Of Seagulls, "State Of Shock (dance mix)" by The Jacksons, "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (special 12" dance mix)" by Miami Sound Machine, "Stop To Love (12" mix)" by Luther Vandross, "Hitmix (official bootleg megamix)" by Alexander O'Neal, "Freeway Of Love (rock mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Cuddly Toy (ext mix)" by Roachford, "Out Of Touch (club mix)" by Hall & Oates, "Hazy Shade Of Winter (purple haze clean mix)" by The Bangles, "She Bop (special dance mix)" by Cyndi Lauper, "See Those Eyes (dance mix)" by Altered Images, "Life In Tokyo (12" ext)" by Japan, "We Are Detectives" by Thompson Twins, "Fight For Ourselves (ext rmx)" by Spandau Ballet, "Hey Manhattan (JFK rmx)" by Prefab Sprout, "Go Wild In The Country (12" mix)" by Bow Wow Wow, "Eye Of The Tiger (special ext European version)" by Survivor, and "Medicine Show (ext rmx)" by Spandau Ballet. CD

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✨✧ VariousWhere The Girls Are Vol 6 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare female pop sounds from the 60s – a killer collection of soul and rock nuggets, most of which were only issued on small label singles, and hardly saw any exposure back in the day! Yet the work here is every bit as great as bit girl pop hits of the period – maybe even better, because you haven't been hit over the head with it all your life – and can just dive in and really enjoy the wonderful vocals, sublime production, and hip arrangements that make this era such a great one for the growing wave of more dynamic female singers in the US scene. As with previous volumes, the overall package is as wonderful as the track selection – great notes and a vivid look that really adds a lot to the sounds on the CD – sounds that are sublime, and include "Lost" by The Darlettes, "Little Baby" by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, "Cupid's Got a Hold On Me" by The Belles, "Yes I Know" by The Ladybirds, "My Imaginary Guy" by Deanie Parker & The Valadors, "Big Time Operator" by Joan Moody, "Captured By Your Love" by Felice Taylor, "Jilted" by The Goodees, "I Can't Hear You" by Pat Powdrill, and "Walk Tall" by The 2 Of Clubs. CD

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Afrika BambaataaZulu Rainin Hell Mix By Jimmy Jim ... LP
Boo Hooray, Late 70s/Early 80s/2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic treasure from the early days of hip hop – a special mix that's made completely from rare Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation dub plates and acetates – cut together here by Jimmy Jim, with a feel that's just like stumbling into some South Bronx party back in the day! The limited vinyl was released as part of the Renegades Of Rhythm tour by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist – in honor of the legendary Afrika Bambaataa! The LP features two 33 1/3 rpm sides – "Zulu Funk I" and "Zulu Funk II". LP, Vinyl record album

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AkimboOn Top ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1998. Used ... $2.99
Akimbo may not be a household name, but the group's members have played with Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, and Jamiroquai – and they've got a sound that more than lives up to that heritage! In a way, the groove here really takes us back to the best styles of the early days of Acid Jazz – as Akimbo craft a clear, clean 70s jazz funk groove – one that's not cluttered up with house, hip hop, or drum and bass – and which has a strongest focus on the funky instrumentation of the combo. There's a warm, well-produced sound to the set – one that ties into a 70s Fantasy Records style in the same way that the Brand New Heavies first tapped – and although most cuts are instrumental, a few numbers feature vocals by Marcina Arnold. Titles include "Akimbo", "For Real", "Call To Freedom", "The Reason", "Tickled", "Flight To Havana", and "On Top". CD
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Manny Albam, Bill Russo, Teo Macero, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... $16.99
The cover of this one makes it look like a no-name leaderless session, but this one actually features some great work by some very hip players! Half the album features vibist Teddy Charles leading a group of modernists that includes Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow, Bill Russon, Bob Brookmeyer, Mal Waldron, and Donald Byrd – on tracks that have a bluesy base, but a bit of an edge to them. The other half features Manny Albam leading a combo with Al Cohn, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, and Eddie Costa. The session was done to showcase the talents of 4 of the best modern arrangers of the late 50s – Manny Albam, Bill Russon, Teo Macero, and Teddy Charles – all of whom contribute some great charts to a set of tracks that includes "Swinging Goatsherd Blues", "East Hampton Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Night Crawlers", and "Blues For Amy". CD

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