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Bill Holman & Mel Lewis QuintetJive For Five ... LP
Andex, 1958. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Sublime small group work from tenor saxophonist Bill Holman – and a record that really lets him stretch out with some longer-than-usual solo work! Holman's working here as the co-leader with drummer Mel Lewis – in a group that also features trumpeter Lee Katzman, bassist Wilford Middlebrook, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The head arrangements are quite tight, and remind us a lot of some of Holman's work on charts for larger bands – but as the longish tunes unfold, the solo work is extremely dexterous – and supported wonderfully by some fluid work on piano by Rowles. Titles include Holman's classic "Jive For Five", plus "The Beat Generation", "502 Blues Theme", and "Liza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)
Also available Jive For Five ... CD 9.99

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Joe NewmanJive At Five ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Joe blows it strong and mellow – in this spare swinging group that includes Frank Wess on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums. Tracks are warm and unpressured, more in a Verve mode than a Prestige one – and titles include "Wednesday's Blues", "Jive At Five", "Taps Miller", and "Cuein The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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VariousSoweto Never Sleeps – Classic Female Zulu Jive ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP 22.99
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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
Includes the tracks "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House" and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... CD 2.99

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Kool Rock Jay & The DJ SliceTales From The Dope Side ... LP
Jive, 1990. Sealed ... $6.99
11 tracks in all, including "It's A Black Thing", "Servin Em Well", "Notorious" and "Break Before Your Broke On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a small hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Skinny BoysSkinny (They Can't Get Enough) ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $4.99
Competent follow-up to their "Weightless" LP. Tracks include "On", "Every Kid's Dream", "Skinny", "Mystery", "Stylin", "Free Your Mind", "Skinny Groove", and "Get Pepped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cuotut notch.)

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Wee Papa GirlsBeat, The Rhyme, The Noise ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ WhodiniOpen Sesame ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ WhodiniWhodini ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – in regular and vocoder versions – plus "Magic's Wand", "Nasty Lady", "Underground", and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousWord 4 ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good 2LP ... $7.99
A nice sampling of the Jive label from the late 80s, back when they were the biggest major in hip hop. 18 tracks in all: Kool Moe Dee "Get The Picture", Doctor Ice "Sue Me", Steady B "Nasty Girls", Ms. Melodie "To Sing All Night", Boogie Down Productions "The Style You Haven't Done Yet", Schoolly D "Livin' In The Jungle", Too Short "Life Is. . .Too Short", Classical 2 "The Classical 2 Is Back", Just The Duce "Ease Off", A Tribe Called Quest "Description Of A Fool", She Rockers "On Stage", Kool Rock Jay "Notorious", Jazzy Jeff "We Just Want To Have Fun", The Wee Papa Girls "Wee Rule (hip hop rmx)", White Knight "Keep It Movin ('Cause The Crowd Says So)", Party Posse "Teamwork", Skinny Boys "Skinny (They Can't Get Enough)" and the Gifted 4 "Temper (Gotta Keep It Cool)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsSex & Violence ... LP
Jive, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With the hits "We In There", "Duck Down", "The Original Way", "Build And Destroy", "Questions And Answers", "Who Are The Pimps", "Ruff Ruff" (featuring Freddie Foxxx)., "Drug Dealer" (produced by Prince Paul), "13 And Good", " LP, Vinyl record album
(Original single LP pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestLove Movement ... LP
Jive, 1998. Used 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last Tribe Called Quest LP – one of those "end of an era" type experiences for sure – and record that was fairly slept on it the time given the dizzying heights of their earlier record – and holds up today as an essential! The tracks are all produced by The Ummah featuring J Dilla, and just a solid bed of production that's a reminder of how this excellent style of hip hop production excels so sweetly at both looking forward and making 70s soul jazz beats sound forever fresh – with tracks including "Pen & Pad", "Find A Way", "Like It Like That", "Steppin' It Up" (featuring Busta Rhymes & Redman), "Rock Rock Y'all" (featuring Mos Def, Jane Doe, Punchline & Wordsworth.) As an added bonus, 3LP version includes six rare classic Tribe Called Quest alternate tracks and remixes that this point only ever appeared on 12-inches – including the classic "Scenario" remix, "Oh My God" remix, "Hot Sex", "One, Two Sh*t", and "Jazz (We Got)" re-recorded version LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have a Q-tip autograph.)

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✨✧ WhodiniBack In Black ... LP
Jive, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Whodini's third LP, and probably their last good one. A little less of the electro production but still some nice cuts including the big beat production on "Funky Beat", the goofy "I'm A Ho" and the mellow hit "One Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a gold promo stamp and a hype sticker.)
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Classic funky soul jazz playing by Cannonball and one of his great groups, caught live in San Francisco, with a nice hard groove that you don't always get in their studio recordings. The record includes a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest track, plus "Primitivo", "Lillie", and "Mellow Buno". Nat Adderley's on trumpet, Joe Zawinul's on piano, and Yusef Lateef is on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Back DoorBack Door ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $44.99
A hard-jamming bit of jazz rock – with lots of free solo work on alto and soprano sax by Ron Aspery, and a pretty strong power-trio instrumental format from Tony Hicks on drums and Colin Hodgkinson on bass. The album's more jamming than it is funky, but there's some pretty great playing on the set – and overall, the whole thing sounds better than most albums of its type because the group never use vocals, just stick in a tight instrumental format – one that almost sounds like a rock take on the ESP sound at times! Titles include "Back Door", "Jive Grind", "Askin The Way", "Vienna Breakdown", "Plantagenet", and the Beastie Boys' sample track "Slivadiv"! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bumped corner, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)

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Count BasieBasie Jazz ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $33.99
Great stuff from Basie's best years at Verve – featuring tight no-nonsense material that puts the Count firmly back on the map, handled with more care than his work had been receiving for years! Titles include "Bread", "Jive At Five", "Be My Guest", "No Name", "Redhead", "Blee Blop Blues", and "Tippin On The Q T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on back.)

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Good+ ... $3.99
Funky organ tracks by the keyboardist from the group Traffic! The record's got a very heavy Brit beat group sound – with a mix of the Jimmy McGriff Sue organ style that was so popular in the UK. The record's got a bit of rock-sounding tunes, but also some nice funky moments! Cuts include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie and the Hand Jive", "House that Jack Built", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear aging and splitting.)

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Harry 'The Hipster' GibsonBoogie Woogie N Blue ... LP
Musicraft, Mid 40s/1984. Sealed ... $11.99
We've never been entirely sure if Harry Gibson is the same person as Henry Gibson – known for his offbeat acting in Nashville and Laugh-In – but given the wavy hair he's got on the cover of the set, we like to think so! The tracks are a nice little exercise in small combo jive vocals, and have a feel that's similar to some of Slim Gaillard's work from the time. Coincidentally enough, Slim's on guitar on some tracks, but the main vocals (and piano parts) are by Gibson – done in a slightly humorous mode that's pretty darn great. Titles include "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?", "Riot In Boogie", "Get Your Juices At The Deuces", and "I Stay Brown All Year 'Round". LP, Vinyl record album

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Babs GonzalesSunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good ... $19.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some aging and wear on the back.)
Also available Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... CD 11.99

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Jack McDuffRock Candy ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A 2LP sampling of some of McDuff's heavier work for Prestige during the 60s – featuring a motherlode of organ groovers that puts him in the company of players like Jimmy Forrest, Grant Green, Red Holloway, Harold Vick, Gene Ammons, Joe Dukes, Lem Winchester, and George Benson. The set's a bit thin on notes, but there's some great tracks overall – and titles include "Screamin", "Jive Samba", "Buzzin Round", "Mellow Gravy", "Grease Monkey", and "Soulful Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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NucleusElastic Rock ... LP
Vertigo (UK), 1970. Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A seminal early album from Ian Carr's legendary Nucleus group – playing here in a version that includes Karl Jenkins and Brian Smith on reeds, and Chris Spedding on guitar! The band has a landmark sound that mixes progressive jazz and tight full-on rock fusion into a style that's sometimes funky, sometimes avant, and often pretty darn exciting! This album has lots of nice electric piano lines, and plenty of choppy sax parts that hit a nice groove in the manner that would later be taken up by a lot of European reed players. Tracks include "Torrid Zone", "Stonescape", "Striation", "1916 – The Battle Of Boogaloo", "Persephones Jive", and "Earth Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original die-cut gatefold cover, with swirl inner label. Cover has ring & edge wear, a center split bottom seam, a sticker and peeled spot in one corner, but the die-cut is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A well-titled set – as it's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo", "Feel The Beat", "I Want To Be Free", "Fopp", "Far East Mississippi", "Only A Child Can Love", "Jive Turkey (part 1)", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Count Basie ... LP
Verve, 1955. Good ... $6.99
Count Basie taken down a few notches – not in quality, but in terms of the size of the group – as Oscar really opens up some of the Count's standards in a whole new way, by playing them with a stripped-down quartet that features Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Given that Rich is working with the Peterson trio, their sound has a bit more bottom than on some other Verve sides from the time – grooving things nicely in a true Basie way, on a set of tunes that includes "Blues For Basie", "Broadway", "Topsy", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Jive At Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine and aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Louis PrimaWildest! ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of Louie's greatest albums ever – a hard-swingin batch of vocal group tunes, with all the sound that made him famous! The album was cut at the height of Louie's career back in the 50s – with vocals by Keely Smith on 2 tracks, and backing by the tight combo of Sam Butera and The Witnesses. Tracks include the classic medley of "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody", plus classics like "The Lip", "Nothin's Too Good For My Baby", "Oh Marie", "Jump Jive & Wail", and "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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QueenGame ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
We're not ashamed to admit we're big fans of Queen around here, and why shouldn't we be? One of their biggest LPs, this one hardly needs any introduction from us, with the massive hit "Another One Bites The Dust", that appeals to beat diggers and mullet-headed rockers alike! Also includes 'Dragon Attack", "Play The Game", "Need Your Loving Tonight", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", 'Rock It (prime jive)", "Don't Try Suicide" and "Sail Away Sweet Sister". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Rides Again ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoking stormer from Basie's Verve years – filled with tight-grooving shorter tunes, played in a style that's a great update of the original approach of the group! Eddie Lockjaw Davis is actually working with the group on this set, making for some searing tenor moments that really stand out – and Al Hibbler makes a gues appearance on vocals on two numbers as well. Other players include Ernie Wilkins, Paul Quinichette, Freddie Green, and Charlie Shavers – and titles include "Tippin On The QT", "Blee Blop Blues", "Jive At Five", "Be My Guest", "No Name", "Blues For The Count & Oscar", and "Redhead". Great cover, too – with Basie on a scooter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Verve Clef Series pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisNefertiti ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' trumpet, Wayne Shorter's tenor, and Herbie Hancock's piano is worth the price of admission alone – a force that seems to flow of its own direction, pulled three ways equally, but always emerging as a sound greater than its parts. And adding in the subtle pulse of Ron Carter on bass and nearly melodic drums of Tony Williams, the sound is even more incredible – a well-crafted and evocative sound that's far more than jazz! Titles include versions of Herbie's "Riot" and "Madness", Shorter's "Nefertiti" and "Pinocchio", and Williams' "Hand Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear & splitting on the top seam. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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✨✧ Roberto DonatiCannibal Ferox (unrated vinyl edition with bonus tracks) ... LP
One Way Static, 1981. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The creepy synth and guitar funk flavored soundtrack to one of the most notorious flicks of the mondo cannibal exploitation era! Roberto Donati (originally taking credit as the pseudonymous Budy Maglione) really ratchets up the mood with a sleazy, but incredibly cool bed of fuzzed out guitar, heavy bass, an array of keyboards and tribal percussion. The movie is an incredibly tough sit, but the music has an ominous, seedy style that's impossible to dismiss. Includes "NYC Main Title", "Cannibal Ferox Theme", "Killing Two Parrots", "Into The Bush", "Jungle Jive", "Jaywalkin' Iguana", "NYC Brass", "Kettle Of Doom", "Mike Flips Out" and more. Includes 4 bonus tracks not on the original soundtrack release: "Man Hunting", "Chase", "On The Trail" and "Evil Rising". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear/green vinyl pressing, still in shrink.)

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✨✧ Flora PurimButterfly Dreams ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that include Joe Henderson, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke – coming together with some great Brazilian percussion from husband Airto. The tracks are tight and jazzy – and include "Light As A Feather", "Dr. Jive (parts 1 & 2)", "Butterfly Dreams", "Moon Dreams", and "Dindi". This is the stuff that virtually defined the Brazilian/American groove of the 70s – and it's still light years ahead of any of Flora's many imitators! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Butterfly Dreams ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is an amazing surprise to our ears, filled with new delights at each turn, and clearly marking Belize as a new funky capitol on our ever-expanding map of musical understanding. Numero really outdid themselves with this package – going far beyond their already-great collections of work from the Bandit and Capsoul labels – to dig up a range of tracks that have never really made it out to the world at large, but which bubble over with influences from American funk and soul at the time. The notes are great, and the booklet's got plenty of excellent images to back up the writings – but the music is the real star of the set, and is presented on 16 tracks that include "More Love Reggae" and "Boogaloo A La Chuck" by Lord Rhaburn, "Theme From The Godfather" and "Backstabbers" by The Professionals, "Can't Go Halfway" and "Shame Shame Shame" by The Harmonettes, "Things Are Going To Work Out Right" and "Rated G" by The Web, "Funky Jive (parts 1& 2)" by Soul Creations, and "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse. LP also features 2 bonus tracks not on the CD – "Soul Brother" by Lord Rahburn and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau Singers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and stains.)
Also available Skin Tight ... CD 4.99
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Tom WaitsForeign Affairs ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the stellar earlier albums from Tom Waits – with lots of slower, piano-led bluesy and jazzy ballads – on top of the jivey, gravelly charisma of his voice and songwriting. The mix of that gruff voice and the fairly pretty instrumentation is prime Waits, from this period. This is the 40s, 50s and 60s-inspired Waits at his near-finest. Includes "Cinny's Waltz", "Muriel", "I Never Talk To Strangers", "A Sight For Sore Eyes", "Barber Shop", Foreign Affair" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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