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All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book 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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New Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP LP format
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

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Bishop Carl BeanI Was Born This Way (hip hop voc, hip hop inst, retro voc, retro inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Red Ribbon, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Bounty KillerMr Tear N Boar (new orleans hip hop mix, siren remix, original siren) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Massive B, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Kenny Carter/The DynamicsYou'd Better Get Hip Girl/My Life Is No Better ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99
A great slow burner from Kenny Carter – a tune that builds up nicely from this blue-tinged bottom, and which has Carter's vocals rising proudly as the track moves on – almost in territory that recalls the best from Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson! "My Life" is a nice contrast on the flipside – a more upbeat tune from The Dynamics, who offer some wonderful interplay between the lead vocals and harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Convertion/NewversionLet's Do It (orig disco mix, newversion beats, ragga hop mix, massive sound mix, TNT hip hop mix) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
SAM, 1990. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Featuring Jamal-ski. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered SAM sleeve.)

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Danny D'ImperioHip To It ... CD CD format
VSOP, 1992. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print. Tray card has some stains from water damage.)

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP LP format
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ellay KhuleWho's Killing Hip Hop? (voc, inst)/Needle Skipping (voc, inst)/B-Girl Queendom (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Decon, 2005. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.49
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Gello The Hip Hop ScholarUnified Hip Hop Nation (3 mixes) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Enneagram, 1994. Sealed ... $2.99
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GutsHip Hop After All (with download) ... LP LP format
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Gritty sounds from Guts – a set that might well be great enough on its own if it were instrumental – but which also features a surprising amount of guest work from folks who include Masta Ace, Grand Puba, Tanya Morgan, Rah Digga, Cody Chestnutt, Murs, and others! The lyricists really push the album into the hip hop territory promised in the title – and remind us that although Guts' beats can have a farther-reaching approach at times, they work especially strongly in support of MCs – where the focus on acoustic roots and spare, simple elements almost take us back to some of the best production of the true school years. Titles include "Open Wide", "Man Funk", "Want It Back", "Roses", "Come Alive", "Looking For The Perfect Rhodes", "It's Like That", "Forever My Love", and "As The World Turns". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download card with exclusive acapella & instrumental versions.)

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New Janet JacksonAlright (12'' R&B mix, 7'' R&B mix, acapella, 12'' house mix, hip house dub, house dub) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
A&M, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
Off the Rhythm Nation LP, remixed by Shep Pettibone. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP LP format
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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.)

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Lost Trybe Of Hip-HopMasta Plan (radio edti remix, inst remix, video mix, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Renegade, 1995. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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MC ShanHip Hop Roughneck (clean, inst, dirty, original) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Livin Large, 1993. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Promo in a Livin Large sleeve.)

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MerlinBlow My Mind (funklayer hip hop, funklayer inst, funklayer voc, reese voc hop, reese galackticks)/Think About It ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Sire, 1992. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Test pressing.)

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Mike EBack In The Day (hip hop mix, smooth mix, guitar mix, radio inst, hip hop inst, smooth inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Big Doggie, 1995. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Nice & SmoothReturn Of The Hip Hop Freaks (LP, rmx)/Get F*cked Up (LP) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Rush, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Promo.)

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Jimmy PageHip Young Guitar Slinger – Jimmy Page & His Heavy Friends ... CD CD format
Sanctuary/Castle (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Don Patterson with Booker ErvinHip Cake Walk ... LP LP format
Prestige, 1964. Sealed (reissue)... $11.99
Don Patterson meets the hip tenor of Booker Ervin, and the result is one of Patterson's best records for Prestige. Ervin brings a lot of his modernist sensibilities to the session, but really dips deep into his Texas gutbucket bag to pull out some earthy solos. The title cut – "Hip Cake Walk" – is a 16 minute groover, and other tracks include "Rosetta", "Sister Ruth", and "Donald Duck". Very cool cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag – A Tribute To Jackie McLean ... CD CD format
Hip Bop, 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Fair OneFame (voc, inst)/Song For Tyrone (voc, inst)/Brown Eyes (voc, inst)/I Tried (acapella)/Grown Up (acapella) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Mumbles Hip Hop (Canada), 2006. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
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Quincy JonesLove, Q – Greatest Love Songs ... CD CD format
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $3.99
Sweet sweet Quincy! Although the Q's probably best remembered round these parts for his funky 70s work or classic 60s soundtracks, we also have to admit that we love him for his mellow grooves – the sly and seductive tunes that often hid out amidst his albums of the 70s and 80s, and which also featured early work by singers that later went onto much greater fame. This excellent set brings together 17 of those wonderful mellow moments – stretching back to some of Quincy's important collaborative A&M efforts of the 70s, and running up to some of his best work of more recent vintage. Titles include "Superwoman" and "Love Me By Name", with Patti Austin; "Body Heat", with Leon Ware; "I'm Gonna Miss You In The Morning", with Luther Vandross & Patti Austin; "Velas" and "The Getaway", with Toots Thielemans; "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" and "Baby Come To Me", with Patti Austin & James Ingram; "The Places You Find Love", with Siedah Garrett, Chaka Khan, & Herbie Hancock; "The Secret Garden", with El DeBarge, James Ingram, Al B Sure, & Barry White; "Sax In The Garden", with Barry White & Kirk Whalum; "Turn Out The Lamplight", with George Benson; and "Just Once", with James Ingram. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. Used 2CD ... $18.99
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

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Michael Patches StewartPenetration ... CD CD format
Hip Bop, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Mel TormeBest Of Mel Torme – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD CD format
Hip-O/Universal, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
CD

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VariousLost Souls Vol 1 – 1960s Garage & Psychedelic Rock N Roll From The Unnatural State Arkansas (180 gram colored vinyl) ... LP LP format
Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
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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New VariousUltra Chicks Vol 2 – Lolita Ya Ya ... CD CD format
Get Hip, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 second volume include "La La Lu" by Pussy Cat, "Parti-Pris" by Cleo, "Le Lion" by Patricia Carli, "Le Chpoum" by Dani, "Jimmy Est Parti" by Anouk, "Que M'A T-Il Fait" by Louise Cordet, "Une Voiture Rouge" by Alice Dona, "Ecoutez" by Elsa, and "Roller Girl" by Anna Karina. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Captain & TennilleComplete Hits ... CD CD format
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Bo DiddleyI'm A Man – The Chess Masters 1955 to 1958 ... CD CD format
Chess/Hip-O Select, Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The birth of a genius – and an amazing batch of early material from the legendary Bo Diddley! Even at his start, Bo was unlike anyone else – a completely unique, completely self-contained bluesman who not only brought a wealth of new songs and styles to Chess Records, but who also did so with a good deal of humor as well! This beautifully-done 2CD package perfectly traces Diddley's early roots at Chess – by going in session-by-session order, starting with key early singles, and moving into some of his weirder, wilder grooves. Given the shortness of the tunes, there's a huge amount of material in the package – a whopping 48 tracks in all, offered up in master takes, alternates, and other odd versions – complete with information on all sessions and players. Titles include "Heart O Matic Love", "She's Fine She's Mine", "Pretty Thing", "Diddley Daddy", "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Who Do You Love", "Love Is Strange", "Down Home Special", "Bo Meets The Monster", "Say Man", "Say Boss Man", 'Mona", "Our Love Will Never Go", and "Crackin Up". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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New Steve EarleAin't Ever Satisfied – The Steve Earle Collection ... CD CD format
Hip-O, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New FixxUltimate Collection ... CD CD format
Hip-O, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Teena MarieFirst Class Love – Rare Tee ... CD CD format
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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New Ike & Tina TurnerBold Soul Sister – The Best Of The Blue Thumb Recordings ... CD CD format
Hip-O, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New SyreetaSyreeta/Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (limited numbered edition) ... CD CD format
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!)

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New Temptations1990 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Gordy/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last totally righteous albums by the Temptations – recorded at the end of their progressive run at Motown, and done with some really hard-hitting tunes and production from Norman Whitfield! Tracks step off with that beautiful mix of badass soul, heavy production, and soaring harmonies that always made the group so great during this period – and the tracks are some wonderful numbers that get way way past the hit-bound material of other albums. Paul Riser handled arrangements for the set, bringing in a few sweet touches that are very much appreciated on the mellower numbers – and titles include the extended mellow funky number "Zoom" – plus "1990", "I Need You", "You've Got My Soul On Fire", "Heavenly", and "Ain't No Justice". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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New Air PocketFly On ... CD CD format
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm and soulful set of fusion tracks – issued only in Japan, but recorded by a hip group from the US! Air Pocket features the Fowler Brothers – Walt, Bruce, Ed, and Steve – on trumpet, trombone, bass, and alto, respectively – plus drummer Chester Thompson, guitarist Mike Miller, and pianist Stu Goldberg, who really plays some great moog, clavinet, and electric keys on the set! Tunes are well-written – a bit choppy, but never too jamming, and really just done in this nice blocky way that creates a slightly funky approach, and a good degree of soul. Titles include "Elephant's Graveyard", "Hi Lo Redic", "Colors For Marvin", "Night's Move", and "Becky". CD

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... CD CD format
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Alex BandEccentric (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Helicon/GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
A sublime set from this hip Polish ensemble – a group who got their start in funky fusion, but who really stretch out here in a more sophisticated space too – mixing some of their electric elements with these really beautiful horn passages – arranged at a level that's full of color and life! The approach is a bit like some of the best MPS big bands of the 70s – with some keyboards and electric guitar in the mix, driving the rhythms along – while the skilled lineup of trumpets, trombone, and tenor sax carve out these soulful lines over the top – all at a level that's extremely fresh, very thoughtful, and which almost beats most American jazz of this type from the time! The style is more mid 70s than you'd guess from the date – and the album's a great lost treasure from the overlooked Polish scene. Titles include "Wet Za Wet", "Sam Na Manhattanie", "Switaniec", "Hispanzkie Izy", and "Morskie Slonce". CD features three bonus tracks – "Gra Milosna", "Fikolek", and "Tanczaca Anaconda". CD

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP LP format
Redwood, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP LP format
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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Aloe BlaccWant Me (voc, inst)/Arrive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Stones Throw, 2005. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A trippy, soulful surprise from Aloe Blacc – the mic side of the Cali hip hop duo Emanon – who seems poised to make the transition from Cali hip hop to progressive soul! The backdrop of "Want Me" is a deep, pulsing electronic wall of sound with slow-building effects raining down into the mix – with Aloe in romantic dancefloor croon mode leading the way! "Arrive" is a similar number, with some heavy reverb on the electronic/synth elements – and crisp, percolating beats. Aloe handles the production on both tracks, making him a triple threat +one – writer/producer/rapper/singer! We're always a bit surprised at how unpredictably, yet solidly, the Stones Throw sound continues to grow! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP LP format
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
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. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons & Friends At Montreux ... LP LP format
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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.)
 
 
 



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