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James BrownAmazing James Brown & The Famous Flames ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... $12.99
Amazing is right – because even at this early stage, James Brown was a killer – sounding harder and heavier than most of his pre-soul contemporaries – and busting out in a stunning sound that instantly put him on the map! This overstuffed early set features some great tracks that move past the more famous hits – 12 numbers that show James at a key point between R&B and early soul. Titles include "Just You & Me Darling", "Dancin Little Thing", "Lost Someone", "You Don't Have To Go", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Come Over Here", "Love Don't Love Nobody", and "The Bells". Reissued with the original cover too! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ James BrownAnd I Do Just What I Want – The James Brown Collection ... CD
Spectrum (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
James does just what he wants – and that's A-OK with us, because just about whatever he does is plenty darn funky! And in case you've never heard the James Brown genius at its height, this well-priced 2CD set is a great place to start – because it's brimming over with some of James' best tracks of the 60s and 70s – a non-stop romp through tracks that have forever changed the face of soul, funk, and hip hop! The package is a bit lean on notes, but more than makes up for that with its low price and great collection of tunes – including many lesser-known numbers stacked next to the classics. Titles include "Nature", "Stone Fox", "Stoned To The Bone", "Just Plain Funk", "Future Shock Of The World", "Choo Choo", "Message To Michael", "Mother Popcorn", "It's A New Day", "Say It Loud", "Brother Rapp", "Spinning Wheel", "Fat Bag", "The Scratch", "Money Won't Change You", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep", "Prisoner Of Love", "Waiting In Vain", "Fine Old Foxy Self", "Money Won't Change You", "Out Of Sight", and "Mashed Potatoes 66". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownBest Of James Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Very Good ... $9.99
A nice package that covers a good range of King-era material – from early R&B soul numbers, to late 60s early funk tracks. Titles include "Say It Loud", "Sex Machine", "There Was A Time", "Lost Someone", "It's A Man's World", "Popcorn", "Hot Pants", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ James BrownBlack Caesar ... CD
Polygram, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental cuts, plus Lyn Collins, who sings a sock version of "Mama Feelgood" that's worth the price of the record alone! Includes the classic "Down & Out in New York City", plus "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "The Boss", "Dirty Harri", and "Chase". CD
Also available Black Caesar ... LP 49.99

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James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental cuts, plus Lyn Collins, who sings a sock version of "Mama Feelgood" that's worth the price of the record alone! Includes the classic "Down & Out in New York City", plus "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "The Boss", "Dirty Harri", and "Chase".The original on wax, with the split middle gatefold cover! One of James' best records from the 70's, and includes the cuts "Sportin' Life", "The Boss", "Down & Out in New York City", "Blind Man Can See It", and lots more good grooves. This is the original pressing – with a split die-cut gatefold cover in the middle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut cover, with some light wear.)

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James BrownCall Me Super Bad (parts 1, 2 & 3) ... 7-inch
King, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
A killer funky number from the late King years – hard, fast, and with an instrumental intensity that's hardly been matched since – and presented here in classic fashion – with 3 parts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownCold Sweat ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1967. Used ... $17.99
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album that not only includes the incredible title track – one of James' best groovers from the time – but a set that also showcases his talents in so many other styles too! There's a few wonderful ballads – but completely recast by James into songs of pride and power – and some older R&B-styled numbers that hearken back to his earliest years at King – all of which makes for a really rich demonstration of that unique James Brown energy that nobody else in the 60s could ever hope to touch! The Godfather's vocals burst out nicely with some wonderfully soulful overtones, no matter what the tune – and titles include "Fever", "Good Rockin Tonight", "Back Stabbin", "Mona Lisa", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Nature Boy" and "I Want To Be Around" – as well as "Cold Sweat (parts 1 & 2)". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ James BrownDiggin' James Brown – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $21.99
DJ Muro's digging James Brown – and we're digging the massive way he mixes together the music! The set's way more than another James Brown compilation – and instead, it feels more like a love letter to The Godfather – served up in music made by James himself, and some of his key sidemen too – all mixed together by Muro in these short blasts of funk and soul that bristle with energy throughout! The whole thing's got way more care than the usual mixtape – as Muro's been training his ears on JB nuggets for years, so knows just the right makes to cut and make a change – managing to get through bits of 43 tracks in just the course of 73 minutes. Includes work from "The Boss", "Down & Out In New York City", "Baby Here I Come", "Blues & Pants", "Nose Job", "A Talk With The News", "Funky Drummer", "Hot Pants Road", "Can Mind", "I Got Ants In My Pants", "The Drunk", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Funky President". CD
Also available Diggin' James Brown – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD 26.99

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James BrownDiggin' James Brown – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $26.99
DJ Muro's digging James Brown – and we're digging the massive way he mixes together the music! The set's way more than another James Brown compilation – and instead, it feels more like a love letter to The Godfather – served up in music made by James himself, and some of his key sidemen too – all mixed together by Muro in these short blasts of funk and soul that bristle with energy throughout! The whole thing's got way more care than the usual mixtape – as Muro's been training his ears on JB nuggets for years, so knows just the right makes to cut and make a change – managing to get through bits of 43 tracks in just the course of 73 minutes. Includes work from "The Boss", "Down & Out In New York City", "Baby Here I Come", "Blues & Pants", "Nose Job", "A Talk With The News", "Funky Drummer", "Hot Pants Road", "Can Mind", "I Got Ants In My Pants", "The Drunk", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Funky President". CD
Also available Diggin' James Brown – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD 21.99

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James BrownEverybody's Doin' The Hustle & Dead On The Double Bump (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Forget the "hustle" and "bump" in the title – as the set's not a disco cash-in set by the Godfather – and instead is an overlooked funky gem from the 70s! The set still follows strongly in the best modes of the early 70s – with that sharp JB-styled groove underneath – and in a way, the record's bit like Breaking Bread was to that group's great run – maybe a bit more focused, and slightly more upbeat – but still with a righteous approach to funk overall! David Matthews conducts, and players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, St Clair Pickney on tenor, and both Charles Sherrell and Leon Pendarvis on clavinet – and a few tracks are remakes of older numbers, nestled next to some newer gems. The set features the standout funky cuts "Your Love", which has a great break at the beginning, and "Superbad Superslick" – and other titles include "Hustle", "Turn On The Heat & Build Some Fire", "Calm & Cool", and a remake of "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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James BrownExplosive James Brown – Early King Recordings ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About October 15, 2017
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James BrownExplosive James Brown – Early King Recordings ... LP
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About October 15, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGettin' Down To It (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A great little album by James Brown – and very different than his other work! He cut this one with the groovy Dee Felice Trio – a jazz-based combo that he recorded on their own for King, on another very rare, very excellent record. The band's in similar form here, although not necessarily as funky – and they do a great job of giving James' vocals a jazzy twist that they don't have on other albums – proving yet again that The Godfather can handle just about any sort of groove that he wants! Features a wonderfully groover version of "Sunny", which moves along very nicely – plus remakes of "There Was A Time" and "Cold Sweat", along with the tracks "Uncle" and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Gettin' Down To It ... CD 6.99

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James BrownGoodbye My Love/Shades Of Brown ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
"Goodbye My Love" is one of James' ballad soul tracks – not bad overall, sung in a deep soul style that we always like – but the reall killer is "Shades Of Brown", a very groovy organ instrumental that often gets overlooked, and which has a hard-wailing, nice vamping quality! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams and some flaking at the bottom.)

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James BrownI Got The Feelin' ... LP
King, 1968. Very Good ... $21.99
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly funky groove that James virtually invented at the time – ringing out with pride and boldness that are undeniable! The album mixes a few older obscure numbers with the best newer ones – and the set's a no-filler package that's filled with great cuts! Titles include "Stone Fox", "Maybe Good – Maybe Bad (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Go", "I Got The Feelin", "You Got The Power", and "Just Plain Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has split bottom seam.)

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James BrownI Guess I'll Have To Cry, Cry, Cry/Just Plain Funk ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Two nice ones! "Cry Cry Cry" is a beautiful tear-jerker – produced with strings and orchestral parts behind James, and stunning raw vocals right up front. The flip's an instrumental, with a very horn-driven groove, and a smoking organ solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownI'm Real (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Scotti Bros/FTG, 1988. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
James Brown gets a new injection of life at the end of the 80s – thanks to a collaboration here with Full Force, who wrote, arranged, and produced the album! The groove here is often more in a Full Force mode than you might expect from James – a full-on 80s urban sound, filled with plenty of beats at the bottom, yet still allowing The Godfather plenty of space to do his thing vocally! In a way, the format's almost a bit like some of the James Brown remix work that was showing up around the same time – except that the tunes are all new, and somewhat different territory for James. Titles include "I'm Real", "Static (parts 1 & 2)", "You & Me", "Time To Get Busy", "She Looks All Types A Good", "Keep Keepin", and "Can't Git Enuf". 2CD version is overflowing with bonus tracks – 10 more cuts from singles, including "Tribute (special version)", "Static (Full Force rmx)", "I'm Real (special version)", "Real (Full Force hyped up rmx)", "Time To Get Busy (Full Force rmx)", and "Busy JB (time to get get mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownIn The Jungle Groove – Expanded & Remastered ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s/1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever change the face of funk! The tunes on the album are right up there with the best work on classic albums like The Payback, Doin It To Death, Hot Pants, and any of the other killer Polydor funk albums by James – and most of them were pulled from sessions for those records, and brought together in this format for the first time in the late 80s. The centerpiece of the set is a 9 minute version of "Funky Drummer", and other highlights include new versions of "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (remix)", "Soul Power (mono re-edit)", and "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothin (remix)". The set's also got bonus beats of "Funky Drummer", a long single take of "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)" (8:42 minutes long!), and the nice rare track "I Got To Move" – previously unreleased, and nice and long! Plus, this new version features the previously unissued extended mix of "Blind Man Can See It". CD

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James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... $17.99
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts have a punch that few others could match – making for a record that feels mighty darn unified, despite the stretch of time between a few of the recordings. Titles include the funky gems "Ain't That a Groove (pts 1 & 2)", "The Scratch", "Is It Yes or Is It No", and James' great version of "The Bells" that's always been one of our favorites – plus Just You & Me", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Come Over Here", and "I Don't Mind". The cover also comes with an "autographed" photo of James on the back with the text "James Brown Fans – Frame This 8 x 10 Picture" – and an image that says "Soul Brother #1 Is Peeking At You Thru The Key Hole"! CD
(Includes obi.)
 
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Donald BrownCause & Effect ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... $3.99
A really wonderful little album from pianist Donald Brown – deeply soulful, and in ways that go beyond just his work on piano! There's some great higher-concept ideas going on here – bits of culture and philosophy folded into the music, courtesy of recitations by Marlon Saunders on a handful of tracks – the oft-overlooked legacy of soul jazz that extended well past the 70s, at a time when this sort of music was often an expression for deeper thoughts in the years before hip hop dominated such territory too strongly. Brown's got some great help on the date too – tenor from Joe Henderson, flute from James Spaulding, and vibes from Steve Nelson – plus bass from Ron Carter and drums from either Kenny Washington or Carl Allen, both the kind of players who get the rhythmic pulse of the record right. Titles include "A Free Man","The Power Of The Drums", "Black Narcissus", "Man In A State Of Nature", "Daddy's Girl Cynthia", and "Cause & Effect". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jaimeo BrownTranscendence – Work Songs ... CD
Motema, 2016. Used ... $2.99
Drummer Jaimeo Brown returns to the territory of his previous well-received Transcendence album – but shifts the sound slightly here – by mixing in inspiration from older work songs, instead of the gospel elements of the previous set – while creating music that's equally powerful overall! The album features older snippets of sound from Parchman Farm, mixed with some other recordings from Folkways – augmented by contemporary jazz performances by the group – in a way that fits with the mix of eras presented with the image on the cover. Some times are very strongly structured around the older work songs, others bring in new vocal performances, and electrify things a bit more – as Brown plays a bit of electronics, and the group also features Big Yuki and James Francies on keyboards, and Chris Sholar on guitar and more electronics. There's a few ultra-cool tracks that use older Japanese vocals – kind of a shift stylistically, but very compelling – and the rest of the group features JD Allen on tenor, Marcia Miget on flute, and Jaleel Shaw on alto. Titles include "Lazarus", "Mississippi", "Hidden Angel", "Safflower", "For Mama Lucy", "Paterson", "Stonemason", and "The Valley". CD

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Eminent StarsBar Shift/Brown Thang ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group themselves move up and down the scale in a flurry of riffing guitar, fast bass, and blasting horns! "Brown Thang" is an instrumental, which really lets the combo show off their chops – a tune with some nice conga at the core, giving the whole thing a sweet Chicano funk sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fresh GordonFeelin' James (long, short)/I Believe In Music (voc) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
"Feelin' James" is a mostly instrumental track with lots of James Brown and Bobby Byrd vocal samples cut in, the flip, "I Believe In Music" has that early Stetsasonic sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RushingCat Meets Chick/Jazz Odyssey Of James Rushing Esq. ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1956/1957. Used ... $5.99
2 mid 50s sides cut for Columbia as part of Jimmy Rushing's revival during that decade. Cat Meets Chick is an interesting set – kind of a parody of the Girl Meets Boy album that had been issued a year or two before on Columbia – done with vocals by Jimmy and Ada Moore, and recorded as a "story in jazz" about love, love found, and love lost. Jimmy and Ada sing both separately and together, Buck Clayton plays a few instrumental sides – and titles include "The Blues", "Cool Breeze Woman", "Ain't She Sweet", "If I Could Be With You", and "Pretty Little Baby". Jazz Odyssey also features work by Buck Clayton – and is a record done in a style that Columbia was using on a number of sides in the late 50s and early 60s, Jimmy and Buck do a bit of educatin' – and trace a progression of jazz styles from New Orleans, to Chicago, to Kansas City, and New York. The Odyssey's not really Jimmy's, so much as it is the jazz that was defined by the white liberal tastes that always were the main force between Columbia in the early years – but the set's still a nice one, like all of Jimmy's later work for Columbia, which features some of the best-recorded vocal work of his career. Titles include "New Orleans", "Doctor Blues", "Rosetta", "Piney Brown Blues", "Lullaby Of Broadway", and "Some Of These Days". CD

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✨✧ Etta JamesMiss Etta James – The Complete Modern & Kent Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most complete collection of pre-Chess work by Etta James ever offered – a huge 2CD package that's filled with rare album tracks, key singles, and even some previously unissued material! Etta's fame at Chess in the 60s is a well-known fact of classic soul music – but in the years before hooking up with that label, she recorded some smoking R&B work for the Kent and Modern labels – really hard-hitting stuff that often had a rawer, earthier quality than any of her later recordings. Even at this early date in Etta's career, she had a voice that wouldn't quit – easily blowing away more established R&B singers like Laverne Baker or Ruth Brown – and tearing it up with some great small combo backings and a production style that really let her do her thing. Collection features 42 tracks in all – with tracks that include "The Wallflower", "Fools We Mortals Be", "Baby Baby Every Night", "Sunshine Of Love", "How Big A Fool", "Dance With Me Henry", "Nobody Loves You Like Me", "Don't You Remember", "We're In Love", "I Hope You're Satisfied", "Come What May", "Market Place", "Shortnin Bread Rock", "My One & Only", "I'm A Fool", "Hey Henry", and "That's All". CD

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✨✧ Super Lover Cee & Casanova RudDo The James (voc, dub, inst, dope inst) (Polydor) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Super Lover Cee & Casanova's one and only single on Polydor, recorded not long after the classic "Super Casanova" single. Their tribute to the hardest working man in show business, using loads of JB samples, about a new dance called the "James Brown". Mix and arangement by Paul C. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Polygram sleeve.)

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✨✧ Charles Hilton BrownOwed To Myself ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A swirling blend of soul, funk, and jazzy grooves – and a super-rare album that we've never seen in the original! Supposedly, backing on the record is by the British Afro-Funk group Assagai – which sounds right to us, because there's a nice rolling conga groove on many of the tracks. Lead vocals are by Charles Hilton Brown, in a nicely raw soul style that reminds us a bit of Otis Redding, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland on some of his early 70s material. The record features vocal covers of a number of soul hits – like "Try A Little Tenderness", "Love Train", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some originals that are even better, like the funky instrumental "GRF", and the tunes "Maddox" and "Tell Me Once Again". Nice and raw, and with a sound hip enough to match the record's cover! CD

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✨✧ James Luther DickinsonDixie Fried ... LP
Atlantic/Future Days, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Jim really gets it right on this one – a soul-steeped, country-fried gem that's one of the greatest things to come out of the southern rock scene of the early 70s! Dickinson might be best remembered these days for his work as a vital session player and producer, but Dixie Fried is an incredible record! He covers a lot of stylistic territory here, from blistering barn burners like "Wine", to psych country backed righteous recitation on "John Brown", to bluesy swagger that slays even the Stones on "Dixie Fried" – the record is a should-be classic from beginning-to-end! All hail James Luther Dickinson. Other tracks include "Wild Bill Jones", "The Lady From Baltimore", "Clap Your Hands", "Relax Your Mind", "Louise", "Mama Tried", "Sanctified" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rail Band/Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoMaribayassa/Get Up James ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully funky number from the legendary Rail Band – a tune that has this cool, exotic horn part at the start – which then gets bumped along by this romping rhythm – almost a drum break, but more complicated overall – and topped with these excellent back/forth vocals! The Ambassadors pay tribute to James Brown on the flipside – with a cut that has an intro like "Sex Machine", and lots of James Brown shouts on the vocals – but also this really unique groove that's almost like an exotic take on the JB funk sound of the late 60s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors In Orbit! (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A studio album, but one that really has Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recreating some of the bold energy of their live shows – coming across with a vibe that's much more Prestige Records than Verve, thanks to the presence of the Don Patterson trio on the set! Backing is by Don on Hammond, Paul Weeden on guitar, and Billy James on drums – a nicely loose combo that really lets the tenorists stretch out and show their stuff. The cuts are mostly standard material – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! CD
(Out of print Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack sleeve, small cutout hole through case.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1989. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of our favorite albums from Lester Bowie's big solo run of the 80s – and a set that has some of the more dynamic energy of his Brass Fantasy group, but maybe also a bit more depth as well! The album's part of a handful that the Art Ensemble Of Chicago did with the DIW label at the time – and the AEOC production maybe gives the record a slightly more serious sound – even though the group still take on material from James Brown, Sade, and EU! Yet there's also two Billie Holiday tributes that are surprisingly powerful, and a stunning version of Roland Kirk's "The Inflated Tear" – with a strong trombone solo from Steve Turre, who worked with Kirk in later years, and always championed his work. The lineup features Bowie, Stanton Davis, EJ Allen, and Gerald Brezel on trumpets; Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones; Vincent Chancey on French horn; and Bob Stewart on tuba – plus drums and percussion from Don Moye, Ken Cruchfield, and Vinnie Johnson. Titles include "Inflated Tear", "Smooth Operator", "Strange Fruit", "Don't Worry Be Happy", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Da Butt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear red vinyl pessing, with obi and insert.)

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Charles BradleyChanges ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, to the range of expressive, emotive lyrics all the way through – given superb support in a range of deep soul and funky currents from the likes of Budos Band, Menehan Street Band, Gospel Queens, Saun & Starr, and Sha La Das! Yet none of these guests ever feel like they're sharing the spotlight with Charles – because, like the James Brown Show of the late 60s, all these super-strong talents are working in constellation around Bradley's majesty – a bold soul vision that's never burned this brightly before. Titles include "Ain't It A Sin", "Nobody But You", "Good To Be Back Home", "Things We Do For Love", "Crazy Love", and "Slow Love" – plus a cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes". CD
Also available Changes (with download) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, to the range of expressive, emotive lyrics all the way through – given superb support in a range of deep soul and funky currents from the likes of Budos Band, Menehan Street Band, Gospel Queens, Saun & Starr, and Sha La Das! Yet none of these guests ever feel like they're sharing the spotlight with Charles – because, like the James Brown Show of the late 60s, all these super-strong talents are working in constellation around Bradley's majesty – a bold soul vision that's never burned this brightly before. Titles include "Ain't It A Sin", "Nobody But You", "Good To Be Back Home", "Things We Do For Love", "Crazy Love", and "Slow Love" – plus a cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather – so this late 60s recording has Byrd coming across just like the best last James Brown material on King – with production from James, and backing from the same group too! There's loads of classics here that went onto become huge funky 45s over the years – and big sample cuts too – and titles include "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Need Help ... LP 149.99
 
 
 



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