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Caper & CarsonCaper & Carson ... LP
Janus, 1973. Sealed ... $7.99
Mellow soul/rock LP by the male/female team of Donna Carson and Hedges Capers. The vocals are a bit weak, and not really our bag, but the band backing them is pretty good, and features some excellent bass work by Carol Kaye that shows up on the intros to a number of the songs. Tracks include "Daytona", "Guava Jelly", "I Want To Thank You", and "Real Fine Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
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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CymandePromised Heights ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Cymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a unique blend of roots from Guyana coming into play with the changes of the 70s London scene – and the group have a way of reaching out past borders, past familiar styles, and making a whole new world of their own! Things are funky, but pretty darn dubby too – and the whole thing's got a sly sound that others have tried to copy over the years – but never done this well at all. Titles include the monster funk cut "Brothers On the Slide", a jaunty sample-laden groover – plus "Pon De Dungle", "Changes", "Sheshamani", and "Leavert". LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandeSecond Time Round ... LP
Janus, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the early 70s – with results that were years ahead of their time, and which still go onto blow many minds all these years later! The bass alone is worth the price of admission – as dubby as anything from Kingston, but with a tighter focus – one that drives some sinister lines from the vocals, and which gets strong support from lots of lively conga passages. There's a slight stoner undercurrent, but the sound of the set is never sleepy at all – and titles include the classic "Anthracite", "Fug", and "Them & Us" – plus "Genevive", "Willie's Headache", "For Baby Ooh", "Bird", and "Crawshay". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harvey MandelShangrenade ... LP
Janus, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Al StewartYear Of The Cat ... LP
Janus, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some 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. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic first album by one of the most unique funk groups of all time! 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
(Original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole, call letters in marker on the front & some pen on the back. Label has an ink stamp.)
Also available Cymande ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Al StewartEarly Years ... LP
Janus, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ WhispersLove Story ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful west coast vocal group soul by The Whispers! Although their later material earned them bigger fame, we just love this early stuff – and this album's one of our favorites by them, and a darn tough record to find! The tracks have a soaring harmony sound, with great production by Ron Carson. Titles include "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", "If You", "Can't Help But Love You", and "Only Meant To Wet My Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some marker & an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Grady TateMovin' Day ... LP
Janus, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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FunkadelicFunkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1970. Good ... $19.99
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 with a sticker. Label has some marker. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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Jukka TolonenCrossection ... LP
Sonet (UK), 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Funky fusion from Finnish guitarist and keyboardist Jukka Tolonen – mostly full-on tracks with a fierce jamming approach, but handled with a nice bit of funk in the drums! The tunes have that mixture of jazz and rock playing that you'll find in a lot of the European fusion albums from the time – with angular soprano sax cutting out most of the riffs, followed by keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Hysterica", "Tiger", "Northern Lights", and "Windermere Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Janus.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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Hans Koller Free SoundNome ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
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 ... 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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✨✧ 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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