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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with a peeled spot. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ C+C Music FactoryI'll Always Be Around (c+c house mix, ministry of sound house mix, out da ghetto mix part 1, hip hop club, jeep mix/album mix) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1995. Near Mint- 2x12" (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Detroit/DetroitYou Gotta Hold On Me (midnite mix, hip hop mix, uk groove mix) ... 12-inch
Express, 1990. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker.)

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Guru featuring N'Dea DavenportTrust Me (Funkmaster Flex hip hop, CJ radio, acapella, album, orig inst, Funkmaster inst, mackapella mix) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis, 1993. Near Mint- ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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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 ... $34.99
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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✨✧ Johnny PFor Real (D's broadway house, hip hop inst, D's journey dub, D's groove mix, Kenny Dope rmx, inner city mix, rickidy raw old school rmx) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1993. Near Mint- 2 x 12" ... $2.99
Plus the Kenny Dope Troopa mix, Album mix and house acapella, which we didn't have room to list above. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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David Earle Johnson with Jan HammerHip Address ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits/Golden Boy ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits/Golden Boy ... CD
Mercury, 1963/1964. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Classic Quincy Jones from the 60s – a pair of records that really show why his jazz skills were unlike anyone else! Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits is a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". Golden Boy is a sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! CD
Also available Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP 2.99

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Man ParrishHip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)/Heatstroke – 12 Inch Classics On CD (CD single) ... CD
Unidisc (Canada), Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
CD

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MastermindsHip Hop Music (radio, inst)/Deja Vu (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Mind Your Recordings, 1997. Near Mint- ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mister Mixi & Skinny ScottyI Can Handle It (extended hip house vocal mix, house remix, 7" edit, def mix, red zone mix) ... 12-inch
SBK, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ NKRUSeis Nueve (radio edit, extended hip hop mix, radio remix, inst)/Computer Love (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Kaper/RCA, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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 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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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 Monthly #1 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. 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 #1 features the adventures of DJ Kool Herc, with appearances by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and more! Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #2 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. 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 #2 features the story of "Rapper's Delight", and also stars Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Melle Mel, Keith Cowboy, Kid Creole, Mr. Ness & Rahiem. Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #3 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. 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 #3 has a funky fresh graffiti trivia question cover – where you can pick the mugshot you think created the first rap gold record. Slick Rick? Debbie Harry? Rammellzee? Tupac? Kurtis Blow? Inside are frames featuring Soul Train, Enjoy Records, Funky Four Plus One, the Sugar Hill scene and more. Book
 
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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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VariousUltra Chicks Vol 1 – Filles In The Garage ... CD
Get Hip, Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Lots of great French female tracks on this set – mod numbers from that great 60s stretch that created so many wonderful records in France – brought together here in a jaw-dropping array of excellent tunes! We've always thought we knew most of the great stuff from Paris at the time – but this series is honestly a really ear-opening one – as we're stunned at how many tracks here we've never heard before, and the way the collection goes way past the usual French female tunes that are often compiled and re-compiled so often – yet still have the same great grooves we love in work by France Gall or Francoise Hardy! This first volume features 24 titles that include "Booff" by Monique Thubert, "Allons Dans Le Bois" by Nicole Paquin, "C'Est Pas Prudent" by Alice Dona, "Christine" by Stella, "Attention Aux Garcons" by Op4, "Bas Les Pattes" by Liz Brady, "A Hem Ho U Err" by Christine Pilzer, Mon Mari C'Est Frankenstein" by Nicole Paquin, and "Au Secours Aidez Moi" by Sophie Mansart. CD

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✨✧ MiraclesDepend On Me – The Early Albums (Hi We're The Miracles/Cookin With/I'll Try Something New/Fabulous Miracles/Recorded Live On Stage/Singles) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible incredible stuff – not just the early Motown moments you might be expecting, but a treasure trove of harmony soul that's essential to any fan of group harmonies from the 60s and 70s! The set features five full albums by the earliest version of The Miracles, plus some key bonus tracks too – a massive amount of music from the early 60s – all of it the stuff that had an undeniable impression on the sound of group soul for many years to come! Ballads are beautiful, groovers are great, and throughout the entire set, the harmonies are heavenly – the sort that set a whole new standard for a generation – topped with Smokey Robinson's famous talents as a lead, but equally weighted to allow for plenty of contributions from other group members too. The music is a perfect bridge between 50s group harmonies and the growing sound of soul in the 60s – presented here in stunning completeness in a set that features the full albums Hi We're The Miracles, Cookin With The Miracles, I'll Try Something New, The Fabulous Miracles, and Recorded Live On Stage – plus bonus cuts "Mighty Good Livin", "The Feeling Is So Fine", "Shop Around", "Shop Around (second slow version)", and "The Only One I Love (single version)". Great package too – with some beautiful images, and a fold-out set of tiny album covers! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 6 – 1966 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1966. Used 5CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A pivotal year in the triumphant run of Motown at its most classic and impervious – and the epic 6th volume in the amazing Complete Motown Singles series – featuring all of the important singles from 1966! '66 was a vital year for the label – the Supremes reign of chart dominance continued, the Temptations, Isleys, Marvin and Stevie were killin' it all over the country – and artists such as Tammi Terrell, Earl Van Dyke, the Mynah Birds & others were dropping great singles that were originally lost in the shuffle. Amazingly, you get all of it here – lovingly packaged with a thick, full color, 100+ page book of essays, studio notes, wonderful photos and more – and topped out with a replica 45 of "Reach Out I'll Be There" b/w "Until You Love Someone" by the Four Tops! The 5CDs feature all of the incredible '66 singles by so many of the greatest soul stars ever – plus a handful of amazing obscurities – the work of Martha & The Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Kim Weston, The Monitors, Marv Johnson, Billy Eckstine, Connie Haines, Frances Nero, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Shorty Long, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Marvelettes, Tammi Terrell, Chris Clark, The Mynah Birds, The Contours, The Miracles, Jimmy Ruffin, Rick, Robin & Him, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The LaSalles, The Velvelettes, The Elgins, Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass and more! CD
(Out of print!)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 7 – 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1967. Used 5CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Has "promo" written very small on the back in red marker.)

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

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✨✧ Get Some CrewGet Buck A$$ Wild (original lp mix, original lp inst, psycho remix, psycho remix inst, clean radio)/Grill At A N!gga ... 12-inch
Hip Rock, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Hip Rock sleeve.)

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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
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Sons Of The PioneersUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1930s/1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Link WrayLink Wray (limited edition LP style die-cut sleeve) ... CD
Universal/Hip-O Select, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up/Still Caught Up ... CD
Spring/Hip-O, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south in the 70s – as you'll hear on these two great early albums! The records were both recorded in Muscle Shoals, with a deeply soulful approach that's drenched in tearful regret and moral ambiguity – summed up perfectly by the image of Millie in a spider web, to illustrate the "caught up" theme of the records. Both sets feature a wealth of cheatin/lovin southern soul type tunes – with titles that include "The Memory Of A Wife", "Loving Arms", "Tell Her It's Over", "I Still Love You", "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" (complete with a nice bit of spoken dialogue), "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "It's Easy Going", and the great "It's All Over But The Shouting". CD

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✨✧ SyreetaSyreeta/Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (limited numbered edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first 2 Motown albums by the lovely Syreeta – both of them recorded under the supervision of her partner Stevie Wonder! The genius of these records is hard to describe accurately – a sort of spacey soul approach that builds on the work of Stevie at the time, but which also has traces of Minnie Riperton – and it's own sort of fragile, gentle, groove. The Syreeta album is very spare – often just featuring bits of electronics and percussion next to Syreeta's pure and honest vocals – and while the Stevie Wonder Presents album works in slightly fuller arrangements, the sound is still nicely stripped-down overall – very unique for the time, not only for Motown, but for all of mainstream soul as well! Cosmic righteousness abounds, and the 20 track CD is a delight throughout! Titles include "I Love Every Little Thing About You", "Black Maybe", "Keep Him Like He Is", "What Love Has Joined Together", "She's Leaving Home", "I'm Goin Left", "Waitin For The Postman", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", and "Come & Get This Stuff". CD
(Now out of print. Numbered, limited edition of 5000 copies! Digipack has some shelf wear.)
Also available Syreeta ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ VariousUltra Chicks Vol 5 – Chicks A Go Go ... CD
Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lots of great French female tracks on this set – mod numbers from that great 60s stretch that created so many wonderful records in France – brought together here in a jaw-dropping array of excellent tunes! We've always thought we knew most of the great stuff from Paris at the time – but this series is honestly a really ear-opening one – as we're stunned at how many tracks here we've never heard before, and the way the collection goes way past the usual French female tunes that are often compiled and re-compiled so often – yet still have the same great grooves we love in work by France Gall or Francoise Hardy! Titles on this fifth volume include "Les Gemaux" by Ariane, "Tu Peux Pas Savoir" by Ria Bartok, "J'Ai Rendez-Vous" by Deliza, "Parti De Dames" by Liz Brady, "Z'Avez Pas Lu Kafka" by Suzanne Gabriello, "Dum Dum" by Jina Miko, "Satisfaction" by Trio Sourire, "25 Ans" by Lorraine Myra, and "Sur De Toi" by Monique Gaube. CD

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✨✧ VariousUltra Chicks Vol 3 – Baby Pop ... CD
Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lots of great French female tracks on this set – mod numbers from that great 60s stretch that created so many wonderful records in France – brought together here in a jaw-dropping array of excellent tunes! We've always thought we knew most of the great stuff from Paris at the time – but this series is honestly a really ear-opening one – as we're stunned at how many tracks here we've never heard before, and the way the collection goes way past the usual French female tunes that are often compiled and re-compiled so often – yet still have the same great grooves we love in work by France Gall or Francoise Hardy! Titles on this third volume include "Palladium" by Liz Brady, "Loca Por Un Loco" by Kela Gates, "Aqui En Mi Nube" by Sonia, "Are You The Boy" by Tuesday Weld, "Hey Pony" by Hedika, "Oh Oh Oui Oui Oui" by Marthe Hinny, "Avec Des Oreilles" by Monique Thubert, "Je Marche" by Stone, "Je Suis Sublime" by Elizabeth, "Et Moi Et Toi Et Sole" by Cleo, and "C'Est Bien Bernard" by Chantal Goya. CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersYou Shook Me – The Complete Chess Masters Volume 3 – 1958 to 1963 (limited edition 2CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A deep deep selection of work from these very formative years of Muddy Waters – recordings that really have him taking off tremendously – and moving strongly towards the superstardom that would follow in the 60s and 70s! Muddy sings more than plays guitar here – and you can really hear that shift in his vocals – as he's even more expressive and soulful than before – not just singing along with his bluesy groove, but pushing forward with a punch that really blows away his earlier work. Instrumentation on most numbers is by a small combo – with Chicago luminaries who include Little Walter or James Cotton on harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, Pat Hare on guitar, and AC Reed on tenor sax – and the set features a total of 49 tracks that also includes live material and a few unreleased numbers too. Titles include "I Got My Brand On You (live)", "Love Affair", "Mopper's Blues", "Walking Thru The Park", "Mean Mistreater", "Meanest Woman", "I Got My Brand On You", "Messin With The Man", "Five Long Years", "Twenty Four Hours", "Down By The Deep Blue Sea", and "Little Brown Bird". CD
(Out of print.)

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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. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic ForcePlanet Rock (voc, inst)/Bonus Beats I ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
The classic from Afrika Bamaaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – one of the most revolutionary pieces of formative hip hop history! "Planet Rock" is straight up legendary for a number of reasons. It's one of those early hip hop hits to bring the genre to greater popularity, the deft use of Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra inspiration with a NYC party rocking vibe is pure genius, and the overall effect on hip hop, house, electro and pop music to come is seriously huge. Vital! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". CD

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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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AkaCrazy Joe ... CD
Granadilla (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Aka are really opening up their bag here – starting off with the wonderful funky title cut "Crazy Joe", which has a rock-solid James Brown inspiration right from the start – then moving off into a range of different styles that really show them deepening their sound! The group were legendary in their Indonesian homeland – famous for tripped-out performances and some really heady sounds – and we can really see that legend live up to itself here – on an album that filters together so many hip modes, and almost feels like some of the coolest South American rock of the early 70s – which groups from that scene were making equally unique inroads! Some of the mellower tracks have this cool way of flanging out the vocals next to organ or keyboards – and the harder moments almost show a heavier style than the group's first two records. Titles include "Crazy Joe", plus "Maafkanlah", "Skip Away", "Bidadari", "Raja Jalan", "Kenangan Beku", and "Batu Nisan". CD

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. Used ... $6.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric guitar with offbeat Eastern phrasing, rootsy percussion, and very hip production that gives the whole record a sound that's as bold as it is brooding! Like Koray at his best, the music often has a bit of a groove – not entirely funky, but with these strong undercurrents that really move us – despite the barrier of language. Titles include "Bosu Bosuna", "Dumanu Dumanu Oy Bizim Eller", "Kukredi Cimenler", "Seve Beni Beni", "Deniz Ustu Kopurur", "Yakar Inceden Inceden", and "Daglar Dagladi Beni". CD

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Manny Albam, Teddy Charles, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing, with nice inner sleeve.)

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Lorez AlexandriaEarly in the Morning ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Japanese pressing with obi.)

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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.)

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(OJC pressing.)

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Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local rhythm trio that includes Jodie Christian on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Marshall Thompson on drums. James Moody joins Ammons in the frontline, and the set's got the best electric feel that you'd hear if you were lucky enough to catch either player in a small club date in the early 60s. Loads of very imaginative solo work in the best Chicago tenor tradition – with titles that include "Work Song", "Jim Jam Jug", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "C Jam Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Curtis Amy & Frank ButlerGroovin Blue ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good- ... $24.99
One of the best Curtis Amy records for Pacific Jazz – and an album that really has him stretching out, hitting some of the more openly soulful modes that would develop further in the 60s! The set's a partnership with drummer Frank Butler, who himself is a pretty hip cat – and together, the pair break past the organ/tenor modes of the initial albums by Amy – really stretching out with help from trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Frank Strazzeri, and a young Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! Bassist Jimmy Bond ensures that things groove tightly – and titles include "Very Frank", "Groovin Blue", "Bobblin", and "Gone Into It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label stereo pressing with a bit of marker. Cover has moderate wear, waviness, marker and some splitting.)

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Ernestine AndersonBig City ... LP
Concord, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ernestine Anderson at the height of her powers – caught during a very successful run at Concord Records, where she was easily one of the hippest things going down at the time! The group here is a trio, and very tight – Hank Jones on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums – all shifting easily to fit the mood and personal demeanor of Anderson's performance, which is a fair bit more dynamic than other jazz singers of the period. In a way, the record's got a similar feel to Lorez Alexandria's albums from the time – hip soul jazz vocals at its best, with just the right twists, turns, and rhythmic impulses to keep things interesting – but not enough to goof things up too much! Titles include "Big City", "Welcome To The Club", "All Blues", "All I Need Is You", "Spring Is Here", and "I'll Never Pass This Way Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Apollo BrownGrandeur ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A winning effort from one of the finer post-Dilla Detriot hip hop producers – gritty and soulful on the beats, brightly accented and moody on the more atmospheric touches, diverse and underground star-studded on rhymes! Guests include Oddisee, Reks, Sean Price, MOP, Evidence, OC, Wordsworth, Planet Asia, Ugly Heroes, Your Old Droog, Chino XL & Finale, Rasheed Chappell, Big Pooh & Dynasty, Freddie Gibbs and more. Includes ""Finally", "Neva Eva" feat Barrel Brothers, "What You Were Looking For" feat Oddisee", "Brass Tacks" feat Chino XL Finale, "Not That Guy" with Your Old Droog, "Money" with Masta Ace & Wordsworth, "In The Moment" feat OC, "Yesman S**t" with Seak Price & Reks, "Chekered Flag" with Ugly Heroes and more. CD

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Armand Van Helden's SampleslayaEnter The Meatmarket (2LP – Ruff House) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
The speed garage producer slums for a minute and puts together a double album of looped beats and vocal bits off a handful of different hip hop records, using common samples and well known hits. Nothing special, but it's guaranteed to move the crowd, kind of like some of the stuff Nervous was putting out around the same time. Includes "Pushem' Up", "Hot Butter", "Blakpeoplez", "Crooklyn Anthem", "Word Up Doc", "Reservoir Dogs", "6 Minutes Of Funk" and "Bounce". 13 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)

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

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Associate Social Piano (ASP)Retro Future Jazz ... CD
Basis (Japan), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Killer grooves from this hip Japanese combo – one who comes from the same scene as the mighty Indigo Jam Unit, but with a slightly different groove! ASP have lots of heavy rhythms on the bottom – deeply soulful acoustic bass, snapping drums, and a great mix of piano, moog, and organ in the middle – topped on most tracks by vocals from the lovely Azu, who mostly sings in Japanese, but with a swinging quality that's like a hip jazz singer from back in the 60s. Most numbers have a very sharp punch in the rhythm, and loads of acoustic instrumentation – which puts the record strongly in the club jazz camp, although with a slight mod twist at times. Titles include "The Same Place As Yesterday", "Safari Line", "You Are Shiny", "Smile", and a few other titles in Japanese. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Audio TwoWhat More Can I Say? ... CD
First Priority/Atlantic (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
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'". CD

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Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, running through short hip soul tracks that were very different than the style of music they were laying out on albums of their own. Roy's on organ, piano, vibes, and vocals – and he also handles the arrangements, with extra help on strings by William S Fischer, whose usual dark touches come across very well here. The album features some great soul covers – like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Day Dreaming" – plus the original tracks "Cocoa Butter", "Rhythms of Your Mind", and "Red Black & Green". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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