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

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Billy BangHip Hop Be Bop ... CD
ITM, 1993. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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

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

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GZA/GeniusHip Hop Fury (radio edit, inst, LP) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really steps out strongly with a new musical vision for the 70s – working with a lineup that includes George Adams on tenor and flute and Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet – but players who give the music a really bold feel, right from the start! The rest of the lineup is wonderful, too – as Carl Schroeder plays Fender Rhodes with this flowing vibe that's plenty soulful – alongside bass from Terud Nakamura and Mervin Bronson, conga from Lawrence Kilian, bongo from Elwood Johnson, and more drums from Haynes himself. Titles include a sublime reading of Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise" – plus "Tangiers", "You Name It", and "Satan's Mysterious Feeling". CD

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

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Holland Tunnel ProjectWhat Hip Hop Left Behind ... LP
Liquid/Moon Roof, 1997. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Infinite DescriptionSwinging Tight/Hip Hop Stylee (voc, inst)/Nasty Ass ... 12-inch
Infinite Description, 1994. Near Mint- ... $299.99
Scarce random rap out of Baltimore. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Larry LarrLarry, That's What They Call Me (radio, too cool mix, inst, hip hop radio mi, live)/Line 2 Line, Rhyme 4 Rhyme ... 12-inch
Ruffhouse, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
Produced by Chuck Nice, with a remix by Ced Gee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Living ColourLove Rears Its Ugly Head (soul power mix, hip hop mix, elvis is in the house mix, zans is dead dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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MC ShanI Pioneered This (voc, hip hop voc, acapella, dub) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin/Warner, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981-1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the history justice – giving a visual flair to the kinds of information we've learned from Jeff Chang and others, with a similar way of linking things together so that the individual stories become part of a larger cultural development! The paper stock is great – pre-aged, like some vintage comic – but the cover is nice and strong, and really gives the book some heft – a mighty sweet oversized edition, with 112 full color pages! Book

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

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

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

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #11 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The history of hip hop – as anthologized in one of the coolest comic series of the new millennium! Hip Hop Family Tree #11's cover hero is a fuzzy young Rick Rubin – not the latter day music industry Zen Master Rick Rubin we know today, but the hungry, young Beastie Boys producer era – and it also chronicles some early adventures of Doug E Fresh & MC Ricky D, The Fat Boys, the Graffiti Rock show, Whodini, a Hip Hop Family Tree pin-up portrait of Ol' Dirty Bastard and much more! Book
 
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Joan ArmatradingSteppin' Out ... CD
A&M/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... $19.99
CD
(Out of print limited edition. Cover has a clear promo sticker. Barcode has a sticker.)

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Buju BantonUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1990s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy CliffUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
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Joe CockerUltimate Collection ... CD
A&M/Hip-O, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
CD

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Steve EarleAin't Ever Satisfied – The Steve Earle Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
CD

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

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Marshmallow OvercoatMarshmallow Overcoat ... LP
Get Hip/Skyclad, 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Neville BrothersAuthorized Bootleg – Warfield Theater, San Francisco 1989 ... CD
Hip-O Select, 1989. Used 2CD ... $16.99
A nice live snapshot of the Neville Brothers as they were hitting their popular peak as a group – recorded (quite excellently) at San Francisco's Warfield Theater in '89! The group blended New Orleans funk & soul, stellar group vocals, gospel, little Caribbean flourishes, and classic R&B styled rock & roll seamlessly and masterfully – made all the better in concert! Disc one includes "Fire On The Bayou", "Hey Pocky Way", "Junk Man", "Mojo Hannah", "Wake Up", "Voodoo" and more, plus an instrumental jam. Disc two includes "My Love", "Sister Rosa", a medley of "Brother John/Iko Iko/Do You Want To Dance/Banana Boat Song (Day-O)", "Big Chief" and more an epic medley of early rock & roul numbers that includes "Johnny B Goode", "Rip It Up", "Long Tall Sally" and more – plus a spirtually minded closing takes on "Amazing Grace" and "One Love". CD

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Jeffrey OsborneUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
CD

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WarWar – Icon ... CD
Far Out/Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
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VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 7 – 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1967. Used 5CDs ... $69.99
The Motown powerhouse is really humming along in 1967 – hitting some of its highest heights to date, and starting to open up even more from its hit formula of a few years before! As with other sets in this amazing series, this 7th volume of Complete Motown Singles is a treasure trove through and through – a package that goes way past the familiar hits of the year (even though there were plenty), to showcase a Motown that's still concerned with trying out new artists and ideas – even though it could have rested on its laurels and just survived off the hits at the time! The package features a whopping 120 tracks in all – presented with the same beautiful packaging as other volumes: a hardcover, book-like format that features 110 pages worth of notes, photos, images, and other details to support the music – plus 5CDs worth of music – by artists who include Brenda Holloway, The Contours, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Marvelettes, Paul Peterson, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Barbara McNair, San Remo Golden Strings, R Dean Taylor, The Underdogs, Shorty Long, The Elgins, The Messengers, Chris Clark, Edwin Starr, Tammi Terrell, and many more! Also features a bonus 7" single of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "It's Time To Go Know" by Gladys Knight & The Pips – done just like the original! CD

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

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✨✧ Beat Street CrewReality (voc, inst political dub mix)/Fresh Off The Block (voc, inst dub mix) ... 12-inch
Hip Rock, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover & label have a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Little WalterComplete Chess Masters – 1950 to 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, 1950s/1960s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most beautiful and complete package of recordings by blues & soul harp deity Little Walter you could ever hope for – the Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 – as gorgeously assembled a single artist set as any other we can think of in Hip-O Select's Chess Records series! The set opens up with a harmonica lead Walter recorded for Muddy Waters in 1950, continuing with his impeccable, genre re-defining blues & soul harp gems of the 50s, and on through exceptional (if lesser remembered) work in the 60s – it literally includes all of the masters he recorded for Chess/Checker throughout his career – and track by track notes. Blazing instrumentals and soulful vocal tunes galore, from the upbeat early stunners, to some emotional and hard life numbers later on that we never really had the opportunity to explore before this set, it's revelatory stuff! Disc 1 covers the first couple years of the 50s, with "Evans Shuffle", "Juke", "Can't Hold Out Much Longer", "Blue Midnight", "Sad Hours", "Driftin", "Crazy Legs", "Tell Me Mama" and more. Disc 2 covers '53-'55 with ""Blues With A Feeling", "Fast Boogie", "Fast Large One", "Come Back Baby", "Blue Light", "My Babe" and lots more. Disc 3 has recordings from '55 to '57 with "Thunderbird", "Roller Coaster", "I Gotta Go", "Little Girl", "Who", "Flying Saucer", "Temperature", "Shake Dancer" and more. Disc 4 is '58 & '59, with "Ah'w Baby", "The Toddle". "Rock Bottom", "My Baby Is Sweeter", "Worried Life", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" "Mean Old Frisco" and more. Disc 5 has recordings from '59 & '60, '6, '66 & '67, with "One Of These Mornings", "Blue And Lonesome", "I Don't Play", "Goin Down Slow", "Back In The Alley", "Dead Presidents", "I Feel So Bad", "Make It Alright" and more. 126 tracks on 5CDs, with alternate versions and rarities galore – essential for Chess completists, but great for anyone with an ear for some of the best ever blues & soul harp blowing! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a sticker.)

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✨✧ LoveBlue Thumb Recordings (Out Here/False Start/Live In England 1970) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Hip-O Select, Late 60s. Used 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lesser-known work by Love – material recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together the Blue Thumb albums Out Here and False Start – plus a full album of previously unreleased live tracks! Both of the studio albums feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking style that has less of the baroque arrangements of albums like Da Capo or Forever Changes – somewhat bluesy at points, but also pretty harder rocking too. Arthur Lee is still as incredible as ever on these sides – with that slightly mad vocal approach that gives even the most mundane tunes a real edge – and the guitar work's supported by an even heavier style of rhythm, one that almost gives a few tracks some nice funky moments! Titles from Out Here include "I'll Pray For You", "Signed DC", "Stand Out", "I'm Down", "I Still Wonder", "Doggone", "Instra-Mental", and "Gather Round". Tracks from False Start include "Flying", "Gimi A Little Break", "Slick Dick", "Anytime", "Love Is Coming", and "Ride That Vibration". The live album features tracks recorded at three different shows in the UK in 1970 – 11 previously unreleased tracks that include "August", "Good Times", "My Little Red Book", "Orange Skies", "Andmoreagain", and "Bummer In The Summer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MarvelettesForever – The Complete Motown Albums Vol 1 (Playboy/Please Mr Postman/Sing/Marvelous/Live On Stage/Greatest Hits/Bonus Tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A marvelous package of work – one that features 6 full albums by The Marvelettes, plus a huge amount of bonus material as well – all done up in beautiful Hip-O Select style, with an excellent booklet of notes! The set does the world a much-needed service, and finally brings these gems back out to the CD market – some amazing records that really helped shape the sound of Motown from the start, given the the group were one of the label's first big acts! The scope of music here is really wonderful – a treasure trove of female group soul recordings that captures The Marvelettes both live and in the studio, presenting some tracks in both mono and stereo versions as well. 3CD set features the full albums Playboy, Please Mr Postman, The Marvelettes Sing, The Marvelous Marvelettes, Live On Stage, and The Marvelettes Greatest Hits – plus bonus material from the Live On Stage sessions, and rare singles as well. 87 tracks in all – a tremendous bargain at any price! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonFabulous Miss D – The Keynote, Decca, & Mercury Singles 1943 to 1953 (4CD set) ... CD
Hip-O Select, 1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful box set of Diana Washington's original jukebox singles – more than 100 pre-LP tracks cut for Keynote, Decca & Mercury from the 1943-1953 – the Fabulous Miss D collected by Hip-O Select! The packaging is opulent even by Hip-O Select standards – the 4CDs are essentially snuck into a georgeous hardbound book with 54 pages of notes and photos preceding the CD sleeve pages, each thick and including art from original releases from the era. Emotionally powerful early rhythm & blues and jazzier numbers from The Fabulous Miss D! 107 tracks in all: "Evil Gal Blues", "I Can't Get Started With You", "Early In The Morning", "I'll Never Be Free", "My Heart Crys For You", "Joy Juice", "New York, Chicago And Los Angeles", "Why Don't You Think Things Over", "Wheel Of Fortune", "Fat Daddy", "My Man's An Undertaker", "Since My Man Has Gone And Went", "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own", "Journey's End", "Be Fair To Me", "Mixed Emotions", "Double Dealing Daddy", "Pillow Blues" and more. CD
 
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Miriam AidaCome On Home ... CD
Connective (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Miriam Aida really knocks our socks off with this set – a classic-styled album of jazz vocals that's quite different than some of her previous Brazilian-tinged work! Aida really captures a cool sort of 50s/60s groove here – a hip-walking approach to female jazz vocals that packs a lot more punch than overdone torch vocal styles, and which really reminds us of some of our favorites from back in the day – like Annie Ross or Marian Montgomery! Most numbers are taken in a soul jazz style – played live by a combo that includes sax and flute from Fredrik Kronkvist, plus organ, piano, bass, and drums – and the tunes are mostly old too, and set up in some hip rhythms that really keep things groovy. Titles include a great vocal take on Dusko Goykovich's "A Handful Of Soul", plus "Now That You're Gone", "Come On Home", "Make Sure You're Sure", "Rainbow's End", "Ruby & The Pearl", and "Jive Samba". CD
(Out of print.)

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Air PocketFly On ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ... $9.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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Manny AlbamDrum Feast ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
A great one from arranger Manny Albam – heavy on drums, but with some nice exotic touches too! No players listed – but we're guessing it's a pretty hip lineup! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Alchemist & Oh No (Gangrene)Vodka & Ayahuasca ... LP
Decon, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Damn! Alchemist & Oh No's debut as Gangrene was no fluke, seeing as this second dose is even better than the first! This is psychedelic underground hip hop soundscapes paired with no nonsense rhymes – and that style works incredibly well for these dudes. This one's gonna be standing proudly with some of the better indie hip hop albums circa '12. Includes "Gladiator Music" feat Kool G Rap, "Flamethrowers", "Auralac Gabs", "Vodka & Ayahuasca", "Dump Truck" feat Prodigy, "Duework", "Odds Cracked", "Dark Shades" feat Evidence & Roc C, "Livers For Sale" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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Alessandro AlessandroniAlessandro Alessandroni – Butterfly #3 ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderfully mad grooves from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – and a set that seems to draw on all of his mighty talents at once! Some numbers have a soul jazz groove, with great lead piano from the maestro – others have cool wordless vocals, or maybe even a bit of whistling – all those hip touches that Alessandroni brought not just to his own soundtrack work, but to the help he gave so many other composers on their best 60s recordings – yet served up here in a batch of ultra-rare tracks recorded by the man himself, and only issued on the small Cometa sound library label! Album features 15 titles in all – all nice and groovy – with titles that include "Girovago", "Louisiana Gospel", "Apice", "Prismatico", "Baia D'Argento", "Meridione", "Colori D'Oro", "White Club", and "Trotterellando". CD

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Alessandro AlessandroniAlessandro Alessandroni – Butterfly #3 ... LP
CEM/Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Wonderfully mad grooves from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – and a set that seems to draw on all of his mighty talents at once! Some numbers have a soul jazz groove, with great lead piano from the maestro – others have cool wordless vocals, or maybe even a bit of whistling – all those hip touches that Alessandroni brought not just to his own soundtrack work, but to the help he gave so many other composers on their best 60s recordings – yet served up here in a batch of ultra-rare tracks recorded by the man himself, and only issued on the small Cometa sound library label! Album features 15 titles in all – all nice and groovy – with titles that include "Girovago", "Louisiana Gospel", "Apice", "Prismatico", "Baia D'Argento", "Meridione", "Colori D'Oro", "White Club", and "Trotterellando". LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(Black label Argo pressing. Cover has some marker on back.)

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

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 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 BlaccShine Through ... CD
Stones Throw, 2006. Used ... $2.99
A batch of eclectic postmodern soul that's as original and instantly gratifying as anything we've heard on Stones Throw! Aloe Blacc more than lives up to the expectations we had for him after hearing his first couple of Stones Throw singles. His previous work in the adventurous hip hop outfit Emanon really only hints at his solo work – and it's even more bold in its idiosyncratic approach to an appealing groove! The almost entirely self-produced Shine Through (Oh No and Madlib produce one track each) is rife with an electronic sheen, touching on a bubbling psychedelic soul vibe we've never really heard before. A couple of tracks have guitar, bass, and keys that bring a more organic, but still kind of otherworldly groove – even touching on a cosmic Latin vibe on a couple of tunes! Tracks include "Whole World", a totally re-imagined take on Sam Cooke's "Long Time Coming" (produced by Oh No), "Are You Ready", "Busking", "Bailar", "Nascimento", "Dance For Life", "Patria Mia", "Shine Through", "Caged Birdsong", "Arrive", "Want Me", "One Inna" (produced by Madlib) and "I'm Beautiful". CD

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Good+ ... $11.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a center split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

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Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1971. Used ... $5.99
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". Plus, CD features a special bonus track – a 14 minute version of "Yardbird Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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

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



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