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CamelRain Dances ... LP
Janus, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a sticker spot, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CharlieFight Dirty ... LP
Janus, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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DonovanHear Me Now ... LP
Janus, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a drillhole through the center. Label has a drillhole.)

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Mungo JerryMemoirs Of A Stockbroker ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some notes in pen.)

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✨✧ Al StewartPast Present & Future (US pressing) ... LP
Janus, 1974. Very Good ... $0.99
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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WalrusWalrus ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Goldie ZelkowitzGoldie Zelkowitz ... LP
Janus, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Funky rockin' work by this singer that we know little about – kind of in the vein of Ruth Copeland, or some of the other Bad Soul Sister rockers from the early 70s. The record's got some nice breaks, including the long intro to "Little By Little", and the track "Get It Back". Other tracks include "Whipping Post", "Letter", "Breadline", and "Walkin Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harvey MandelBaby Batter ... LP
Janus, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of funky guitar by Harvey Mandel – similar to some of Dennis Coffey's early work in that it's got full on guitar power, very much inspired by heavy rock, filtered through an approach that's also got plenty of funk in it! The killer track here is the classic "Baby Batter" – a great cut that starts with a hard funky break, and which rips out guitar-wise, jamming all the way through. The whole album's pretty tasty, though – and other tracks include "El Stinger", "Hank The Ripper", and "Morton Grove Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness, peeling & staining due to moisture on the back.)

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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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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. Used Gatefold ... 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 split seam, some surface wear, and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ CymandePromised Heights ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Al StewartYear Of The Cat ... LP
Janus, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ CymandeSecond Time Round ... LP
Janus, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Caper & CarsonCaper & Carson ... LP
Janus, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Jukka TolonenCrossection ... LP
Sonet (UK), 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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Whispers30th Anniversary Anthology ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1994. Used 2CD ... $16.99
A great compilation that traces the full career of The Whispers – with tracks that begin in their Soul Clock years, run through their days at Janus and Solar, and go all the way up to 1987! The range of material is great – with mellow sweet soul tunes, strident disco numbers, complicated modern soul tracks, and more wonderful styles that will show you the versatility of this incredible group as the years went by. There's a total of 32 tracks on the set – and titles include "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "A Mother For My Children", "The Beat Goes On", "My Girl", "It's A Love Thing", "Can't Do Without Love", "Tonight", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Somebody Loves You", "Can't Help But Love You", "(Let's Go) All The Way", ("Olivia) Lost & Turned Out", "Bingo", "I Only Meant to Wet My Feet", and the incredible tribute to Donny Hathaway, "Song for Donny"! CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1970. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Original Westbound/Janus pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ WhispersVintage Whispers ... CD
Epic, Early 70s/1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful west coast vocal group soul by The Whispers! Although the material they had recorded for Solar and Epic around the time this compilation of earlier material was issued had earned them bigger fame, we just love this early stuff – and this album's pulls together many our favorites by them from their days recording for Soul Clock and Janus, darn tough records to find! The tracks have a soaring harmony sound, and titles include "A Mother For My Children", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", "If You Feel Like Coming Home", "Can't Help But Love You", "Planets Of Life", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" and "I Only Meant To Wet My Feet". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Janusz MuniakQuestion Mark ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
One of the lesser-known players of the Polish jazz scene of the 70s – but a heck of a great saxophonist who stretches out nicely here in post-Coltrane freedom, but also manages to groove a bit too! The session has Janusz Muniak on both tenor and soprano sax – working with a quintet in styles that range from open and almost free, to more inside and tightly grooving, with a sweeter electric feel. Instrumentation in the group includes electric piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the feel here is almost like some of the directions the Impulse Records scene of the 70s took their Coltrane inspiration when they electrified the rhythms, and tightened things up a bit. Titles include "Obertas", "Taniec Pawia", "Znak Zapytania", and "Przejazdzka Walcem". CD

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Janusz MuniakQuestion Mark ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
One of the lesser-known players of the Polish jazz scene of the 70s – but a heck of a great saxophonist who stretches out nicely here in post-Coltrane freedom, but also manages to groove a bit too! The session has Janusz Muniak on both tenor and soprano sax – working with a quintet in styles that range from open and almost free, to more inside and tightly grooving, with a sweeter electric feel. Instrumentation in the group includes electric piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the feel here is almost like some of the directions the Impulse Records scene of the 70s took their Coltrane inspiration when they electrified the rhythms, and tightened things up a bit. Titles include "Obertas", "Taniec Pawia", "Znak Zapytania", and "Przejazdzka Walcem". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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LaboratoriumModern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
Sweet electric jazz from 70s Poland – a really tripped-out set of keyboard tunes, almost an Eastern European take on the Herbie Hancock sound of the time! The group's led by keyboard maestro Janusz Grzywacz – who works here on Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, and a Roland 2000 – hitting styles that range from straight and funky to electric and spacey – as much concerned with the overall sound of the set as with his own spirited solo work – and coming across with a soulful sound that's almost George Duke-ish at times! Titles include "Funky For Franka", "ABZ", "Crazy Shepherd", and "Modern Pentathlon". CD

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LaboratoriumModern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
Sweet electric jazz from 70s Poland – a really tripped-out set of keyboard tunes, almost an Eastern European take on the Herbie Hancock sound of the time! The group's led by keyboard maestro Janusz Grzywacz – who works here on Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, and a Roland 2000 – hitting styles that range from straight and funky to electric and spacey – as much concerned with the overall sound of the set as with his own spirited solo work – and coming across with a soulful sound that's almost George Duke-ish at times! Titles include "Funky For Franka", "ABZ", "Crazy Shepherd", and "Modern Pentathlon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerzy MilianBaazaar ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1969. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in a spare trio setting – stepping out with a highly chromatic tone that has echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's straighter Blue Note work of the 60s, but which also flows out with a unique sense of color and timing. A few tracks feature great wordless vocals from singer Ewa Wanat of the Novi Singers – drifting along with the tunes in a haunting way that has a bit of a soundtrack feel – and the album also features a bit of guest flute from Janusz Mych. Titles include "Bazar W Aszchabadzie", "Tempus Jazz 67", "Serial Rag", "Valse Ex Cathedra", and "My Favourite Band". CD

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Jerzy MilianBaazaar ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in a spare trio setting – stepping out with a highly chromatic tone that has echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's straighter Blue Note work of the 60s, but which also flows out with a unique sense of color and timing. A few tracks feature great wordless vocals from singer Ewa Wanat of the Novi Singers – drifting along with the tunes in a haunting way that has a bit of a soundtrack feel – and the album also features a bit of guest flute from Janusz Mych. Titles include "Bazar W Aszchabadzie", "Tempus Jazz 67", "Serial Rag", "Valse Ex Cathedra", and "My Favourite Band". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tomasz StankoMusic For K ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, staccato mode that was as inventive and compelling as anything that Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, or Joe Harriott were doing at the time. Stanko's kept the Komeda spirit running very strongly in this set – using pulsating rhythms at the bottom to drive a set of longish tunes with full force, as freer solos cascade over the top with intense energy and amazing focus. The group's a quintet – with Zbigniew Seifert on alto sax and Janusz Muniak on tenor – and titles include "The Ambusher", "Infinitely Small", "Cry", and "Music For K". CD

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Tomasz StankoMusic For K ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, staccato mode that was as inventive and compelling as anything that Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, or Joe Harriott were doing at the time. Stanko's kept the Komeda spirit running very strongly in this set – using pulsating rhythms at the bottom to drive a set of longish tunes with full force, as freer solos cascade over the top with intense energy and amazing focus. The group's a quintet – with Zbigniew Seifert on alto sax and Janusz Muniak on tenor – and titles include "The Ambusher", "Infinitely Small", "Cry", and "Music For K". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". CD

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Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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