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✨✧ JanusGravedigger (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/World Wide (Germany), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, small sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Sun RaJanus (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1960s. New Copy ... 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
(Limited edition yellow and black swirl vinyl!)
 
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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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Al StewartEarly Years ... LP
Janus, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Al StewartPast Present & Future (US pressing) ... LP
Janus, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Al StewartYear Of The Cat (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Janus, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Grady TateMovin' Day ... LP
Janus, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
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 ... $1.99
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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WhispersGreatest Hits ... LP
Janus, Early 70s/1974. Very Good ... $0.99
A strong collection of some of the Whispers more popular tracks they recorded for the Janus label in the early 70s – with a great mix of mellow harmony tunes, plus some later grooves that get a bit more uptempo with that Philly sound the group later picked up! Titles include "Bingo", "Somebody Loves You", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "Planets Of Life", "Let's Try It Once More With Feeling", and "If You Feel Like Coming Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ PotliquorLevee Blues ... LP
Janus, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & peeling on the back.)

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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... 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 StewartYear Of The Cat ... LP
Janus, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Year Of The Cat (Original Master Recording) ... LP 24.99
 
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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... CD
Collectables, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky heavy dubby funky grooves! This is the definitive compilation of one of the 70's quirkiest funk groups, the massive Cymande – a British group who brought together African rhythms, West Indian dub, and American funk! The CD brings together 17 tracks from their 3 LPs for the Janus label in the early 70s – a well-chosen batch of tunes that includes "The Message", "Brothers On The Slide", "Equatorial Forest", "Rastafarian Folk Song", "Zion I", "Bra", "Fug", "Dove", "Getting It Back", "Anthracite", "Willy's Headache", and "Pon De Dungle". CD

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily 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, and is stained and wrinkled on half, with some peeled spots on back.)
Also available Cosmic Slop (180 gram blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ FunkadelicMaggot Brain ... LP
Westbound, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 moderate wear. Label has some marker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicAmerica Eats Its Young ... LP
Westbound, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A massive double length set from Funkadelic! As if the group's vision wasn't already expansive enough in their early Westbound years, they really make incredible use of the space of this 2LP set to show off their talent for funky invention, fuzzed-out guitar, and mind-bending look at the world around them – taking off into a heady array of topics and settings that are even more chilling than before. If Maggot Brain can be taken as a document of Detroit after the apocalypse, this set should be read as a wider statement on the climate in America that was leading up to it – all served up with some of the group's funkiest rhythms on record to date! Titles include "You Hit the Nail On the Head", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "I Call My Baby Pussycat", "Biological Speculation", "Philmore", "We Hurt Too", "Everybody Is Going To Make It This Time", "Miss Lucifer's Love", and "If You Don't Like the Effects Don't Produce the Cause". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Janus/Westbound pressing. Cover has split seams and some small writing on back. Labels have a name in marker and address stickers.)
 
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Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
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
Also available Jazz Message From Poland ... LP 18.99

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Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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
Also available Jazz Message From Poland ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Ultimate Breaks & BeatsUltimate Breaks & Beats – The Instrumentals Vol 3 ... CD
Traffic, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Instrumental funk from the Ultimate Breaks & Beats crew – new versions of funk, soul & rock tunes that are among the blueprint materials for classic sample based hip hop! This third volume of UB & B Instrumentals was cut at Brooklyn's Chop Shop Studios with a killer group of players from the NYC funk & soul scenes & beyond, masterfully pulling off a variety of styles, from breakbeat ready funk, rock, electro pop and beyond – the funky instruemental essence of benchmark breakbeat tunes! Players members of the modern funky soul combo The Revelations – and players include keyboard maestros Borahm Lee & Arnold Mischkulnig (the latter of whom recorded, mixed and mastered the set), bass player Josh Werner, guitarist Wes Mingus, drummer Gintas Janusonis, sax by Geoff Countryman and trumpet by Joe Ancowitz. A straight up batch of breakbeat benchmarks, including instrumental takes on "Big Beat", "Cavern", "Good Old Music". "Filmds" "Johnny The Fox", "Mary, Mary", "Back In Black", "Tom Sawyer", "Dynamite (The Bomb)" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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