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AimTrue To Hip Hop (voc, inst, acapella)/Ain't Got Time To Waste (voc, inst w/vibes) ... 12-inch
Grand Central (UK), 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $5.99
From the Cold Water Flat LP – dope British beats with rhymes by AG on the a-side and YZ on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound. This set's got harp and flute in the lead, and features the tracks "Pawky", "Charmaine", "Jollity", and "Back Talk". Also reissued with the original cover art! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hip Harp (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1968. Used ... $14.99
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

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Maurice BrownHip To Bop ... CD
Brown, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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 ... $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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Danny D'ImperioHip To It ... CD
VSOP, 1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Mad CobraDead End Street (hip hop mix, inst mix #1, straight mix, funky bass mix, inst mix #2) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Featuring the Geto Boys. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker.)

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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 ... $29.99
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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MerlinBlow My Mind (funklayer hip hop, funklayer inst, funklayer voc, reese voc hop, reese galackticks)/Think About It ... 12-inch
Sire, 1992. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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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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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 ... $6.99
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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DeBargeTime Will Reveal – The Complete Motown Albums (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early/Mid 80s. Used 3CD ... $26.99
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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✨✧ DellsAnthology – Dells Collection (1955-1992) ... CD
Hip-O, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A whopping collection of the Dells' classic work – featuring tunes pulled from their years at Vee Jay, Chess, Chi-Sound, and Mercury! The package starts way back in the 50s, and traces the group through their groundbreaking 60s soul sides, their sublime baroque 70s numbers, and their later smooth modern tracks – and as you listen to this stuff, you'll be stunned to hear how great the group remained through all of that time! The early tracks are straight doo wop, with simple production; later work has the great Charles Stepney crafting some majestic Cadet/Concept arrangements; and even the modern stuff has a well-constructed smooth groove. Through it all, though, the real strength is the group's vocals – still wonderful even in the album's one more recent number, "A Heart Is A House For Love". Titles include "I Can Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue", "Always Together", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "I Miss You", "Slow Motion", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "The Glory Ove Love", "Long Lonely Nights", "Dreams Of Contentment", "The Bossa Nova Bird", "Oh What A Night" (in 2 versions), "Stay In My Corner (in 3 versions)", and "Does Anybody Know I'm Here". CD

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Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag – A Tribute To Jackie McLean ... CD
Hip Bop, 1996. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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

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Slim HarpoRaining In My Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Excello/Hip-O, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's dominated by guitar and harmonica alongside Slim's vocals. There's some great echoey production at points – almost taking a Bo Diddley tip, which makes for some really great sounds – and titles include "Snoopin Around", "Buzz Me Baby", "I'm A King Bee", "Moody Blues", "My Home Is A Prison", "Dream Girl", "Blues Hangover", and "Rainin In My Heart". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Raining In My Heart ... LP 9.99

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

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Dusty SpringfieldUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $7.99
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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
Also available Live At The Bijou ... LP 2.99

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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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✨✧ Carl CarltonEverlasting – The Best Of Carl Carlton ... CD
ABC/Hip-O Select, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the music of Carl Carlton – in a set that fully traces his evolution of sound over the years! There's really three major chapters to Carlton's career here – early recordings for the Backbeat label, bigger sides for ABC Records, and then his stunning collaboration with Leon Haywood on the 20th Century label – all key passages of Carl's big run in the 70s, with key snippets from the end of the 60s and start of the 80s as well. Early tracks have a great mix of southern soul modes with some sweeter Northern styles – then the groove picks up a fuller 70s mode as things roll on, to hit the sexier, funkier style of the Haywood years. The set features 22 tracks in all, with notes on each number included – and titles include "Sure Miss Loving You", "Wild Child", "The Generation Gap", "Competition Ain't Nothin", "Don't Walk Away", "I Can Feel It", "Drop By My Place", "Look At Mary Wonder", "46 Drums 1 Guitar", "Everlasting Love", "Smokin Room", "Morning Noon & Nightime", "This Feeling's Rated X-tra", "She's A Bad Mama Jama", "I Think It's Gonna Be Alright", "Private Property", and "Slipped Tripped Fooled Around & Fell In Love". CD

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✨✧ DramaticsUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Teena MarieFirst Class Love – Rare Tee ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Mid 70s-Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An absolute treasure from Hip-O Select – the early, pre-Rick James recordings that Teena Marie made at Motown in 1976 and 1977 and more – most of them produced by the great Ronnie McNeir, along with acoustic demos produced by Berry Gordy himself! There are early signs of Teena's best work to come on this set – her voice is certainly as beautiful and richly soulful as it would ever be. The McNeir productions touch on timeless emotional soul, 70s dancefloor styles with bigger arrangements and some more classic-leaning groovers – not only demonstrating her range, but they stand up very well with the official releases to come. We can't understand why it sat in a vault all this time. Disc 1 features tracks produced by McNeir (which include a trio of sweet duets with Ronnie) and some bonus mixes from 1983 for a record that never happened – plus a few great tracks produced by Winston Monseque, Kenny Kerner and Riche Wise. The 8 tracks on disc 2 might have even more of a grail-like stature – acoustic demo sessions produced by Berry Gordy in 1976. Those feature just Teena Marie accompanying herself on acoustic guitar – as intimate a setting as we've ever heard from her, and mostly doing her own songs. It's amazing stuff – and the project was approved by Teena Marie herself before she passed away. Includes "First Class Love", "More Love", "You Got Away", "Oh Love" and more featuring Ronnie McNeir, "Co-Pilot To Pilot", "Hey Boy" and more on disc 1. Acoustic demos on disc 2 include "First Class Love", "Don't Turn Your Back On Me", "God Has Created", "Wasn't I Good To You", "Happiness Is In Your Soul", "The Greatest Love Of All Time" and more. CD

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✨✧ Teena MarieUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Diana Ross & The SupremesLet The Music Play – Supreme Rarities 1960 to 1969 – Motown Lost & Found ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1960s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long buried gems from The Supremes – incredible Motown soul from Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Cindy Birdsong from all through the 60s – an amazing set swept out from the deepest corners of the Motown vaults by Hip-O Select! Supreme Rarities was put together for the Motown Lost & Found Series of rare & unreleased tracks – in the case of the Supremes, it starts with the group's earliest days together – and goes up through the farewell sessions with Diana at the end of the decade. It's seeing light of day for the first time ever, with a bunch of alternate versions of some of the most famous tunes, and really loaded up with some wonderful surprises! It's got looser, wonderfully raw numbers that aren't as bright as polished as the big hits – plus some sweet Supremes covers of some hits of the era that might have been huge if released at the time! As is always the case, the package was put together with the utmost care and appreciation by the Hip-O Select team – with a nice booklet, rare photos, track-by-track commentary, session dates and personnel notes – amazing stuff! 48 tracks on 2CDs: "You Can Depend On Me", "Because I Love Him", "Too Hot", "Hey Baby" (version 1), "I Saw Him Standing There", "It's Not Unusual", "Back In My Arms Again" (alternate vocal), "Don't Let True Love Die" (extended version), "Believe In Me", "Wish I Knew", "Love Child" (alternate vocal), "You're Gonna Here From Me", "The Look Of Love", "Someday We'll Be Together" and lots more! CD
(Out of print, limited edition.)

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✨✧ Pointer SistersYes We Can Can – The Best Of The Blue Thumb Recordings ... CD
Hip-O/Blue Thumb, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
 
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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric guitar with offbeat Eastern phrasing, rootsy percussion, and very hip production that gives the whole record a sound that's as bold as it is brooding! Like Koray at his best, the music often has a bit of a groove – not entirely funky, but with these strong undercurrents that really move us – despite the barrier of language. Titles include "Bosu Bosuna", "Dumanu Dumanu Oy Bizim Eller", "Kukredi Cimenler", "Seve Beni Beni", "Deniz Ustu Kopurur", "Yakar Inceden Inceden", and "Daglar Dagladi Beni". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ AliveAlive ... LP
Urana, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Alive were one of the hippest all-female combos of their time – and although they were marginalized in the womyn's music ghetto for most of their career, they've got a great sound that's been rediscovered over the years by crate-diggers and jazz dancers! This first album is a gem through and through – a hip batch of vocal jazz tracks done in a breezy 70s style! There's some echoes of the hip female jazz singers of the European scene of the 70s, but there's also a warmer Bay Area vibe too – that cool blend of modes that made that scene so great at the time, thanks to groups like Alive! Titles include "Yemaya, Sister Of The Fishes", "Spirit Healer", "City Life", "Rhiannon", and "Part Of Me/Changes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $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 ... $3.99
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 15.99

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons & Friends At Montreux ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
Gene Ammons has some pretty hip friends here – a roster of talent that includes guest appearances by hornmen Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Nat Adderley on one long jam number – plus Hampton Hawes on electric piano on the entire set! The work's done in a laidback, long-blowing way – more the Gene Ammons of earlier live dates than the revived funk hero of the early 70s Prestige years – but thanks to some nicely spacious keyboards from Hawes, the record's got a more modern sound than you might expect, and is a good bridge between 60s and 70s soul jazz modes. Titles include "New Sonny's Blues", "Treux Blue", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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Gene AmmonsMy Way ... LP
Prestige, Early 70s. Sealed ... $6.99
Although late in the Prestige jazz funk years, and not in the small combo mode of some of Ammons' best early 70s sides, this is still an excellent batch of tracks – thanks to hip arrangements from Bill (William S?) Fisher! The format's almost in a Kudu/CTI mode, as larger arrangements envelope Jug's soulful tenor – funking away with a blacksploitation on tracks like "Chicago Breakdown", "Back In Merida", and a great cover of "What's Going On", all done with tight horns, compressed guitar, and even a bit of strings. There's a few mellower numbers that aren't as great – but these tracks more than make the album worth having! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Anti Pop ConsortiumArrhythmia ... CD
Warp, 2002. Used ... $1.99
A pretty huge, innovative step for Beans, Priest and Sayyid! Arrhythmia is all about the sound, and on that level it's a near masterpiece. Completely futuristic electronic washes are the trademark of the record – the rhymes are for the most part laid back and part of the scenery. That's not to say that the crew doesn't kick it lyrically – the words sometimes break fast and they are as politically charged as ever – but this is a triumph of aural atmosphere, not verbal flow. If you're looking for hip hop mastery in the classic sense head elsewhere, but if sprawling, futureworld electro rhythms prick up your ears then you'll probably toss Arrhythmia onto your 10 best of year list with all the rock critics. Includes "Bubblz", "Ping Pong", "Dead In Motion", "Mega", "Silver Heat", "EKG", "Ghostlawns", "We Kill Soap Scum", "Traum", "Tron Man Speaks", "Focused", "Conspiracy Of Myth", "Human Shield", and "Place The Face". CD
(Digipack has a partially ripped spine.)
 
 
 



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