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✨✧ Sun RaJanus (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare Sun Ra Arkestra recordings – culled from both live and studio sessions from 1963 up to around 1970! Includes "Island In The Sun", "The Invisible Shield", "Janus", "Velvet" and "Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)
 
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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of jazz rock jamming! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but overall most of the set is instrumental – in a really right on and progressive style that we totally love. This is the kind of record that always got passed by in the 80s when everyone was looking for hard James Brown grooves, but which is very much in fashion now with the blunted funky crowd. Cuts include "Hymn To Mother Earth", "Another Country", "Disillusioned Man", and "Mercy (Variation No. 1)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harvey MandelBest Of Harvey Mandel ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
A tasty little set that brings together some of the best recordings by funky guitarist Harvey Mandel – recorded in a haze of smoke with producers Abe Voco Kesh and Skip Taylor, in a unique mix of funk, rock, and blues that put Harvey on more than a few college turntables over the years! Includes his classic break track "Baby Batter", plus "Uno Ino", "Cristo Redentor", "Feel The Sound", "Shangrenade", "Freedom Ball", and "What The Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear & a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Harvey MandelShangrenade ... LP
Janus, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A bit slicker than some of Harvey's earlier albums – but in a good way! The set's got some weirdly compressed guitar funk – sounding like it's been pressed through a play-do machine, shaped and twisted in weirdly stretched ways that make the sound of the strings sound all weird and trippy, even though the funky rhythms are tight and straight ahead. There's no standout break cuts, but the whole album's pretty darn strong overall. Titles include "What The Funk", "Fish Walk", "Green Apple Quickstep", "Shangrenade", and "Sugarloaf". Bobby Lyle is on keyboards, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Harvey MandelSnake ... LP
Janus, 1972. Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Messed-up funky guitar from Harvey Mandel – with lots of freewheeling fuzzed-out tracks, in the manner of his best classic work! In a way, Harvey's later albums are even better than his first few, as he's getting a lot tighter on the strings – which means that he can pick up the groove a bit more, and really head for some nicely jazzy funk material! Titles include "The Divining Rod", "Uno Ino", "Ode To The Owl", "Levitation", "Bite The Electric Eel", and "Lynda Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al StewartEarly Years ... LP
Janus, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Grady TateMovin' Day ... LP
Janus, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Grady's most obscure album – and one that's got much more of a jazzy tip than his other ones. Richard Tee plays electric piano, and the band includes Billy Butler, George Coleman, and Ron Carter – all of whom do their best to keep things hip, and not fall into some of the schmaltzier moments that you get on other Grady Tate LPs. The big track on here is Grady's jazzy cover of "Moondance" – which is a great jazzy dancer – and the LP also includes "Movin Day", "You're A Lady", and "Love Has No Pride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in red marker down the front, with some wear. Label has some marker.)

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Grady TateShe Is My Lady ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good ... $0.99
The jazzy vocals of Grady Tate get the Philly Soul treatment – as most of this album was recorded at Sigma Sound, with arrangements by Bobby Martin, and work by the usual MFSB players. Oddly, Grady's gone for kind of a rootsy style of singing on this one – harder than on earlier albums, and handled in a style that really doesn't match with Bobby's arrangements. There's a few nice moments, but most of the record's a bit confused, and has us running for Grady's earlier albums. Titles include "Freedom From The Stallion", "She Is My Lady", "Whoever's Thrilling You", "Sweet Touch Of Love", and a remake of "When You Get Right Down To It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a name in marker, and light wear.)

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WalrusWalrus ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Nicely priced reissue of this classic first album by the legendary British dub funk outfit Cymande – done with that gatefold cover and everything! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CymandeMessage/Zion I ... 7-inch
Janus, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two excellent sides of Cymande's dubby funk from the mid 70's! "The Message" is probably the group's most famous cut – a trippy little number with a catchy rollicking groove that's pumped up by organ. Sampled famously, too – which means that you'll recognize it immediately! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Al StewartPast Present & Future (US pressing) ... LP
Janus, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite a compelling album from the great and sometimes-overlooked Al Stewart – a set that really showcases the evolution in both his songwriting and subject matter – all at a level that seems wonderfully unconcerned with any sort of chart hit or commercial crossover! At this point, Al's kind of the perfect step beyond the earlier version of Brit singer/songwriters you would have found on labels like Harvest or Vertigo – steeped both in a creative sense of subject matter that seems influenced by Dylan, with an ability to spin out narratively unusual tunes that also get way past folksy cliches too – and which are delivered here with well-arranged, well-produced backings – but again, at a level that seems quite far from chartbound. Al's wonderful vocal style is a big part of the album's strength – really individual, and a sound we can fall in love with, no matter what the setting. Titles include "Warren Harding", "Roads To Moscow", "Last Day Of June 1934", "Nostradamus", and "Post World War Two Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
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FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $39.99
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Janus pressing. Cover has a cut corner & a few light ring stains.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1970. Very Good ... $69.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a perversion of the deep-Motown styles of groups like The Temptations or Undisputed Truth – taken into even headier territory! The original 5-member version of the group includes Eddie Hazel, Mickey Atkins, Tawl Ross, Bill Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood – all working here with some mindblowing George Clinton production! Tracks include classics like "I Bet You", "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "Music for My Mother", and "What Is Soul" – and the album's the stuff that made these guys a legend right out of the box! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orignal Westbound/Janus pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available Funkadelic (180 gram red & clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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FunkadelicMaggot Brain ... LP
Westbound, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $69.99
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark vision of the future! The centerpiece of the album is the mindblowing "Maggot Brain" title track – a tune that begins with a chilling spoken intro, then slowly builds amidst washes and washes of post-Hendrix guitar. That cut then rolls into some shorter, funkier numbers that rank with some of the group's best ever – using the device of party-hearty energy to convey a sense of alienation and horror at the world. The whole thing's brilliant throughout – and apart from being a soul classic, the set should also rank as one of the greatest rock albums of all time! Titles include "Maggot Brain", "Super Stupid", "Back in Our Minds", "Can You Get to That", and "Wars of Armageddon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Westbound/Janus pressing in a Unipak gatefold cover, with unglued seams, clear tape on the top seam, and some edge wear.)
Also available Maggot Brain (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On ... LP
Westbound, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
A blistering little set from Funkadelic – one that features the return of Eddie Hazel's guitar, finely honed to the leaner, more soul-based sound of the group in the mid 70s! The title is prophetic, as the group are really "standing on the verge" here – working hard to tighten up their sound from the more rock-based years, and moving into a catchier funk groove that would put them over the top for many records to come! The title cut "Standing On The Verge" is one of the most anthemic funk tracks you'll ever find – with a chorus and groove that will stay in your head for years after you first hear the song – and there's lots of other tasty tracks like that on the set, really honing the Funkadelic approach down into an incredibly powerful sound! Titles include "I'll Stay", "Standing On The Verge", "Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts", "Red Hot Mama", "Jimmy's Got a Little Bit of Bitch In Him", and "Sexy Ways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Westbound/Janus pressing.)
Also available Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99
 
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✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz message from Poland, and one that's served up loud and proud, too – thanks to tremendous work from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and a very sharp-edged group! The music here has that open flow that some of the more fusion-based players were exploring in Poland at the time – but the instrumentation is all acoustic, and also has a modal sensibility too – echoes of the territory that Stanko explored in the 60s, but taken to much more freewheeling territory on the long tracks on the set. The group features Zbigniew Seifert on violin – who, like other great European players on the instrument in his generation, manages to work with phrasing that's almost sax-like at times – very different than the heritage of jazz violin from previous decades, and surprisingly great. Other musicians include Janusz Muniak on flute and tenor, Bronislaw Suchanek on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums and percussion – on the titles "AEIOE", "Heban", and "Piece For Diana". CD

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✨✧ Hans Koller Free SoundNome ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from avant saxophonist Hans Koller – rare material that stands with the best Free Sound albums he released for MPS in the 70s! By this point in his career, Koller was really exploding with talent – a sax player who first begun in the postwar years with modes that were more California modern, but expanded and changed throughout the 60s – to the point where Hans was one of the most open-minded, freely-creative musicians on the central European scene! If you've only heard Koller's straighter tenor, you'll really be blown away here – as Hans blows both that horn and soprano sax, in a freewheeling group that also features Wolfgang Dauner on piano, Zbigniew Siefert on alto and violin, Adelhard Rodinger on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums. And while the music definitely lives up to the Free Sound name of the group, it's also not entirely free jazz – as there's a sense of structure and larger modern ideals that hearkens back to some of Koller's earlier music, even while the soloists are taking off. Titles include the 40 minute workout on "Nome", the 11 minute "Ulla M Kompanie 22/8", and the surprisingly spiritual "Kunstkopfindianer/Adea". CD

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✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A jazz message from Poland, and one that's served up loud and proud, too – thanks to tremendous work from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and a very sharp-edged group! The music here has that open flow that some of the more fusion-based players were exploring in Poland at the time – but the instrumentation is all acoustic, and also has a modal sensibility too – echoes of the territory that Stanko explored in the 60s, but taken to much more freewheeling territory on the long tracks on the set. The group features Zbigniew Seifert on violin – who, like other great European players on the instrument in his generation, manages to work with phrasing that's almost sax-like at times – very different than the heritage of jazz violin from previous decades, and surprisingly great. Other musicians include Janusz Muniak on flute and tenor, Bronislaw Suchanek on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums and percussion – on the titles "AEIOE", "Heban", and "Piece For Diana". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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