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Harry Allen with JoyceSomething About Jobim ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lovely little Brazilian-styled set from tenorist Harry Allen – and one that features vocals and guitar from the wonderful Joyce! Almost all titles are originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim – as you'd guess from the title – but Allen's deep-voiced approach moves them into very different territory than the usual bossa remakes – and reminds us just how great Jobim's compositions can be as vehicles for jazz improvisation. In addition to guitar from Joyce, the rest of the quintet features Helio Alves on piano, Rodolfo Stroeter on bass, and Tutty Moreno on drums – who further underscore the Brazilian elements – and Joyce sings on three of the album's eleven tracks, always adding a lot when she does! Titles include "Captain Bacardi", "Chovendo Na Roseira", "Theme For Jobim", "Angela", "Voce Vai Ver", "Tema Jazz", "Mojave", and "Antigua". CD

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Joyce DavisMoments To Remember/Superman ... 7-inch
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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✨✧ Jazzy JoyceLet's Bounce(voc)/ Ding Thong Song (remix) ... 12-inch
DJ Jazzy Joyce Joints, 2000. Sealed ... $0.99
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✨✧ Jazzy JoycePaper Chaser "Run For It" (dirty, tv track, dub dub #1, clean, inst, dub dub#2) ... 12-inch
AV8, Late 90s. Sealed ... $0.99
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JoyceAgua E Luz ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing mix of jazzy vocals, sparkling production, and beautiful light guitar – the younger Joyce at her best – in a wonderfully uncluttered style that makes the record a treasure all the way through! Joyce sings and plays acoustic guitar – and gets these lightly jazzy backings that often feature a bit of electricity, but never too much to dampen the acoustic heart of the record – that great sense of personality that's always made Joyce unlike any other Brazilian artist we can think of – even though so many others have tried to copy her style over the years! Joyce did all the arrangements herself, Sivuca guests on one track – and titles include "Muito Prazer", "Samba De Gago", "Agua E Luz", "Mais Uma Vez, Mais Uma Voiz", "Banho Maria", and "Meio A Meio". CD

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JoyceEssential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy ... $5.99
Simply stunning compilation of the work of this fantastic Brazilian guitarist and vocalist, with 23 tracks of her best stuff ever, and put together in chronological order, and with excellent notes written by Joyce herself! Even if you've got any the Joyce Rare Tracks comp, you owe it to yourself to get this one, because it's got a fantastic selection of stuff, and the best mastering of any reissue that's been out to date. Plus, there's lots of stuff on here that still has never been reissued. Better than we even thought it would be! CD

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JoyceJoyce (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". CD

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JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD

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JoyceSlow Music (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Spare jazzy work from Joyce – every bit as slow as the title promises, but never in a way that's boring or sleepy! Any new album from Joyce is always a treat, but this one seems to stand out even more from other recent efforts – as it marks a new style in her music, one that almost has the vocalist reaching for more sensitive, personal territory – recalling some of our favorite jazz singers in the process, yet still keeping enough of the acoustic charm we've always loved in her music. Joyce plays guitar along with her vocals, which undercuts any familiar torch/standard cliches – and gets support from piano, bass, and drums – the last of which are played by Tutty Moreno. Titles include "Convince Me", "Slow Music", "Medo De Amor", "Amor Amor", "Samba Do Grande Amor", "But Beautiful", "Olhos Negros", "Sobras Da Partilha", and "Valsa Do Pequeno Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joyce & Kenny WernerPoesia ... CD
Pirouet (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
One of the mellowest, moodiest albums we've ever heard from the lovely Joyce – a spare set of duets with pianist Kenny Werner, done in a style that definitely reflects the poetry promised in the title! The album's almost more of a jazz vocal setting than Joyce's usual bossa and more breezy material – no acoustic guitar or any sort of percussion – and instead just these majestic inflections of her vocals that seem even more carefully sophisticated than ever – clearly inspired by the subtle touches of Werner's piano. A few tracks feature lyrics in English, and the rest are in Portuguese – and titles include "Olha Maria", "Estate", "Some Other Time", "Novelo", "The Water Is Wide", "Mad About The Boy", "Second Love Song", and "Throw It Away". CD

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Joyce LawsonChapter III ... CD
Phat Sound, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Joyce LawsonStop Dogging Me (long, short) ... 7-inch
Mutt & Jeff, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $0.99
A nice southern soul ballad done by Joyce Lawson – recorded in LA, but with a warm glow that's a fair bit like the Jackson scene at the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light stains.)

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Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". CD
Also available Welcome To My World ... LP 16.99

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Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To My World ... CD 18.99

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Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World – Part 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Chaos", "Make Right", "Parallel Moon Interlude", "It's Madness", "Time To Love Again", and "Come With Me (slow version)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Music Inside ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Joyce Sims(You Are My) All And All ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ JoyceEncontro Marcado ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. Arrangements are by Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – and they have a complicated jazzy approach that really lets Joyce open up as a singer, moving into the sort of territory that you'd expect from artists like Marcos Valle or Elis Regina. The album's a real gem, and it's so rare that it hardly got any global circulation at the time – despite Joyce's later fame at a worldwide level. Titles include "Adam Adam", "Encontro Marcado", "Bom Dia", "Longe Do Tempo", "Asa Branca", "Como Vai, Vai Bem", "Caminho Pro Sol", and "Preparando Um Luminoso". CD

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✨✧ JoyceIlha Brasil ... CD
World Pacific, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JoycePassarinho Urbano ... CD
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little album from Joyce – a rare session originally only issued in Italy, recorded in a folksy style that's a bit different than her other work! Tracks are all pretty short – many under 2 minutes long – and feature spare guitar, percussion, and lovely vocals from Joyce – really stretching out here in the laidback and open-ended format. The record is a magical treasure, and one of the best she ever recorded – a unique mix of jazzy and folksy stylings, all held together with some of the loveliest vocals ever recorded by a Brazilian singer! Titles include "Pelo Telefone", "Pesadelo", "De Frente Pro Crime", "Joia", "Chora Doutor", "Fado Tropical", and "A Historia Do Samba". CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyWalk Tall (aka 74 Miles Away/ Walk Tall)/Quiet Nights ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent two-fer, released in the 70s and pulling together two of our favorite Cannonball LPs for Capitol! The first of side of the set is Walk Tall/74 Miles Away – a classic album recorded during the time when Capitol was making a mint off of Cannonball's funky soul jazz riffing – and one of the early efforts he did with David Axelrod at the helm! Once again, keyboardist Joe Zawinul's penned the big tracks on the album, including the 2 title hits – "Walk Tall" and "74 Miles Away". The latter is the best groove, and has a lot of room for a nice long solo workout by Cannon, Nat, and Joe! The second LP's of one of the 2 great albums that Cannonball cut with Sergio Mendes. This one was recorded in New York, and features Cannonball's sharp funky alto fronting Sergio's cool Bossa Rio sextet. Unlike Brasil 66, the Bossa Rio sextet was an all-instrumental combo, led by Mendes' firey piano, which makes a good mix for Adderley's soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Clouds", "Groovy Samba", "Joyce's Samba", and "Sambop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Antonio AdolfoFeito Em Casa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Artezanal/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A sweet set of 70s fusion tracks from Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! Adolfo's probably best known for his mad work for EMI/Odeon at the start of the 70s, but by this point in the decade, he'd mellowed out a bit, and was focusing on more serious jazz-based recordings – most of which were issued only briefly on the tiny label Artezanal. This rare session features Adolfo on moog, Hammond, and Arp – working with a group that includes Marcio Montarroyos on trumpet, Danilo Caymmi on flute, and some guest vocals by Joyce on one track! The overall sound is electric, but not cloyingly so – a mix of breezy, jazzy, and funky styles that really fit together superbly. Titles include "Chickote", "Venice", "Acalanto", "Feito Em Casa", "Ve", "Virry", "Variacoes", "Beijinho", "Dia De Paz", and "As Luzes Estao Brilhando". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vinicius CantuariaVinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A truly beautiful tribute to the classic songcraft of Antonio Carlos Jobim – done with warmth, reverence and soul-stirring voice and guitar by Vinicius Cantuaria! The Tom Jobim songbook is timeless, of course, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the finer Brazilian voices of a later generation could handle it, but this set is exceptionally strong! Some of the best numbers are on the spare side, with Cantuaria's voice up front in the mix, giving it an intimate quality that we love – but it also includes some wonderful musicians from both Rio and Tokyo – where the tracks were recorded – plus some nice guest guitar work by Bill Frisell on a couple tunes and a lovely duet with Joyce. Includes "Ligua", "Caminhos Cruzados" featuring Joyce, "Vivo Sonhando", "So Danco Samba", "Este Seu Ohlar", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Felicade", "Insensatez", "Inutil Paisagem", "Voce Vai Ver", "Por Causa De Voce" and more. 13 in all. CD

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ClaudiaMacumba/Baoba ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Claudia's a lovely, light-voiced Brazilian singer – with a style that's not unlike Joyce at her early best – but she works here with a great heavy groove on "Macumba" – a tune with these deep male chorus vocals that fit very well with the tune's bassline – while Claudia's lyrics soar nicely with the strings over the top! There's a great deep groove on "Baoba", too – bass and piano dipping along the bottom, right from the start – while riffing guitar and warm horns do really nice things next to the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Nathan DavisSuite For Dr Martin Luther King Jr ... LP
Tomorrow International, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A soulful and ambitious session from saxophonist Nathan Davis – a funky little gem that's got a lot more to offer than just a simple tribute to Dr King! Nathan penned the set in a mode that's expanded from most of his other albums – using larger horns and electric instrumentation to give the record a groove that's almost like funky 70s soundtrack work, but which is also offset by some shorter, more introspective tracks that feature spoken narration about King and his legacy – read by Donald M Henderson, and done in an extremely poetic way. The session's as righteous as it is grooving – and showcases a side of Davis' talents we never even knew he had – a rich larger musical vision, handled perfectly throughout! Nathan plays a range of reed instruments on the album, and Frank Cunimondo plays some sweet electric piano on the record – and singer Brenda Joyce provides lyrics on a few numbers as well. Titles include "Funk A Dilly Molly", "MLK", "Atlanta Walk", "Mean Business", "Latin Happ'n", and "New Dues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted HarrisTed Harris Presents More Giants Of Jazz ... LP
Harris & Dyer, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
A really wonderful little album – a session of indie soul jazz from the early 80s, and proof that quality straight jazz recordings were still being made in the underground! Harris himself is the leader of the session – which features a loosely shifting ensemble of players that includes Hank Edmonds on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, Vernel Fournier on drums, Richard Williams on trumpet, Charles Williams on alto, and Kiane Zawadi on trombone – all players with credentials on better-known recordings, working here in an informal setting that really captures the sort of energy they must have had working in a small group setting at the time. The album's got a few great originals that really step out nicely – "Song For Joyce", "Lo's Delight", and "Rhonda" – all of which have a nicely grooving, but easygoing quality – one that brings out some especially nice notes in Harris' raspy work on tenor and baritone. Other tracks include "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Hey There", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisSongs From The Heart – Ramsey Plays Ramsey ... CD
Concord, 2009. Used ... $4.99
A pretty sweet set from the legendary Ramsey Lewis – possibly his best in years – all original material performed with his impeccable trio! If title Songs From The Heart has you expecting smooth, commercial fluff, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It's exceptional trio jazz all the way. Lovely and tender, but precise and very moving material. It includes songs Ramsey wrote, quite surprisingly, for the Joffrey Ballet Company, and other pieces he wrote to perform with the Turtle Island Quartet. Straight forward, lyrical jazz from Ramsey's piano to your soul, backed masterfully by bassist Larry Gray and drummer Leon Joyce, plus some equally wonderful solo pieces. Titles include "To Know Her Is To Love Her", "Touching, Feeling, Knowing", "Clouds In Reverie", "The Spark", "Conversation", "The Way She Smiles", "The Glow Of Her Charm", "Long Before She Know", "Watercolors" and more. CD

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Edu LoboTempo Presente ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980/1998. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound – but always in a way that's never commercial or slick at all – and which instead realizes this complicated jazzy vibe that comes through even better with this instrumentation than it did during the bossa nova years! Lobo's vocals have a quality that's mature, yet really personal too – and the album's a real testament to his great songwriting skills over the years – even on the few instrumental tracks. Joyce guests on one track, as does Dorival Caymmi – and the set also features some backing vocals from Boca Livre. Titles include "Tempo Presente", "Rei Morto, Rei Posto", "Quase Sempre", "Balada De Outono", and "Dono Do Lugar". CD

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Mother's FinestMother's Finest (Epic)/Another Mother Further/Mother Factor/Mother's Finest Live ... CD
Epic/Raven, Mid/Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.98
Four full albums by the legendary Mother's Finest – collected here in one 2CD set! First up is the self-titled Mother's Finest – the Epic debut from one of the hardest, heaviest soul groups of the 70s – so much so that their music often has a fair bit of rockish touches too – especially in the guitars, which are nice and fuzzy! Lead singer Joyce Kennedy is a killer throughout – almost rivaling Nona Hendryx for unbridled energy and raw power – and the rest of the group provide lots of vocal support too – as well as some plenty heavy drums, bass, and guitar! Things really cook on titles that include "Rain", "Fire", "Fly With Me", "Dontcha Wanna Love Me", and ironically-titled "Niggizz Can't Sang Rock & Roll". Mother's Finest Live is a stunner of a live record from Mother's Finest – one that almost comes across with all the majesty and power of the more famous arena rock albums of the time, but which also has plenty of the group's funky touches intact as well! As before, the music here is a wicked take on fuzzy guitar-based rock – one that's often more funk and soul overall, but easily able to cross into both camps and leave plenty of fans behind! If the audience enthusiasm is to be believed, these guys are tremendous on stage – and titles include "Mickey's Monkey", "Fire", "Somebody To Love", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Watch My Stylin", and "Love Changes". Another Mother Further is filled with heavy guitars, funky bottoms, and lots of super-tight musicianship – a killer set from Mother's Finest, and one that has the group effortlessly blending rock impulses with lots of funk and soul! The group make their soul inclinations known with a heavy cover of the Miracles "Mickey's Monkey" right at the start – and blend together lots of similar currents with a solid sound that's unapologetically into searing guitar solos as much as it is some funkier bottoms. Titles include "Mickey's Monkey", "Baby Love", "Truth'll Set You Free", "Hard Rock Lover", and "Dis Go Dis Way Dis Go Dat Way". Mother Factor is one of the funkiest sets ever from Mother's Finest, and maybe our favorite album from the group's late 70s run on Epic Records! Production is by Skip Scarborough, who brings up some of the group's more soulful currents, but without losing their rocking impulses from before – and singer Joyce Kennedy's never sounded better in the setting! Basslines seem to take more prominence than before – and there's less of the rockish guitar solos – and a few tracks even have those cool, compressed midtempo grooves that Skip could do so well. Titles include "Mr Goodbar", "Tell Me", "Love Changes", "Watch My Stylin", "Can't Fight The Feeling", and "Give It Up". CD

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Milton NascimentoMinas ... CD
EMI/Water, 1975. Used ... $12.99
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – and the backings have a positive, triumphant quality that's extremely upbeat and bright, yet without sounding commercial at all. There's still plenty of jazzy undercurrents in the music – which was co-written with Fernando Brant, Toninho Horta, and Ronaldo Bastos – and players on the record include Wagner Tiso on keyboards, Toninho Horta on guitar, and Nivaldo Ornelas on flute. There's an additional chorus on some tracks – with vocals by Joyce, Horta, and others – and although the overall sound is impossible to describe adequately, it's a heavenly mix of complicated arrangements, unusual instrumentation, and Milton's fantastic voice. Titles include "Minas", "Idolatrada", "Paula e Bebeto", "Leila", "Ponta De Areia", "Gran Circo", and "Simples". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wanda Sa & Celia VazBrasileiras ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful set of Brazilian vocals – inflected with a bit of bossa inspiration, but coming off a lot more freely overall! Wanda Sa and Celia Vaz sing dual vocals on a haunting set of tracks that have a strangely spacey sound, thanks to the lilting loveliness of the ladies' voices. The overall effect is kind of like a prime late 70s/early 80s Joyce session – and it's no surprise that Joyce guests on the record, along with Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, and Quarteto Em Cy. Titles include "Amazon River", "Aqua de Beber", "Lugar Comum", "Uma Bencao", and "Molambo". Very nice! CD

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Paula SantoroMar Do Meu Mundo ... CD
Boranda (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Really beautiful work from Brazilian singer Paula Santoro – a voice we've never heard before, but which really grabs us right away! Paula's face in water on the cover almost takes us back to a classic Gal Costa album with a similar image on the front – and there's a spirit here that recalls that point when Gal moved into warmer, jazzier material – but which still always had this pointed sharpness, thanks to her brilliant vocal presentation. Santoro's got a similar balance here – working with these warm currents in the music that mix together keyboards with rootsier acoustic elements – both guitar and percussion – and singing with this rasp in her voice that's very captivating, and conveys a sense of meaning far beyond the boundaries of language – a rare sort of magnetism we'd ascribe to a rare few Brazilian singers, like Joyce or Tania Maria. Titles include "Homem Ao Mar", "Flor", "Mar Deserto", "Guanabara", and "Alegria". CD
Also available Mar Do Meu Mundo ... CD 9.99

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Paula SantoroMar Do Meu Mundo ... CD
Boranda (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $9.99
Really beautiful work from Brazilian singer Paula Santoro – a voice we've never heard before, but which really grabs us right away! Paula's face in water on the cover almost takes us back to a classic Gal Costa album with a similar image on the front – and there's a spirit here that recalls that point when Gal moved into warmer, jazzier material – but which still always had this pointed sharpness, thanks to her brilliant vocal presentation. Santoro's got a similar balance here – working with these warm currents in the music that mix together keyboards with rootsier acoustic elements – both guitar and percussion – and singing with this rasp in her voice that's very captivating, and conveys a sense of meaning far beyond the boundaries of language – a rare sort of magnetism we'd ascribe to a rare few Brazilian singers, like Joyce or Tania Maria. Titles include "Homem Ao Mar", "Flor", "Mar Deserto", "Guanabara", and "Alegria". CD
Also available Mar Do Meu Mundo ... CD 11.99

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy ... $7.99
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". CD

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Marshall Thomas, Djibril Ndiaye, Maurice GarlandArt Behind The Tape (hardcover) ... Book
Art Behind The Tape, 2015. New Copy ... $29.99 45.00
A much-needed book on the role of the cassette in hip hop – one that looks at the full range of tape culture from early live recordings, to tapes of radio shows, to the ever-growing world of the mixtape from the late 80s and beyond – when the format became almost a form of broadcasting in and of itself! The book is filled with loads of images – including those great covers that used to grace mixtapes back in the day – but it's also got a hell of a lot of text, too – and is much more of an historical project than a coffee table book – with lots of interviews with key figures in hip hop, and a fair bit of tape makers themselves – a very diverse lineup that includes Jazzy Jeff, Kid Capri, Clark Kent, Red Alert, Chubb Rock, Craig G, Doo Wop, Jazzy Joyce, Cormega, DJ Premier, Neil Armstrong, and many many more! The book also divides things up into different sections for the different New York boroughs, then moves out to other regional scenes too – all with impeccable design, and a really thoughtful level of presentation. 240 pages, full color, hardcover – and essential! Book

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VariousDisco Giants 6 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
More soul than disco overall – but with more than enough groove to get heavy play on an 80s-styled dancefloor! Once again this great series brings back a host of heavy cuts from back in the days – post-disco numbers from those key early 80s years when soul started to cross over big again – thanks to catchy grooves like these! Titles include "She's Strange" by Cameo, "Square Biz" by Teena Marie, "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart, "Precious Little Diamond" by Fox The Fox, "The Medicine Song" by Stephanie Mills, "Trapped" by Colonel Abrams, "Another Man" by Barbara Mason, "Groove Line" by Heatwave, "Could This Be Love" by Ceejay, "Walkin The Line" by Brass Construction, "19" by Paul Hardcastle, "Livin For Your Love" by Melba Moore, "The Real Thing (West 26th Street mix)" by Jellybean, "Lifetime Love (hard club mix)" by Joyce Sims, "Spend The Night" by The Cool Notes, and "Night In New York" by Elbow Bones & The Racketeers. CD

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Nickel & Penny Labels ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
A long-overdue collection – and a rich document of one of our favorite sides of the Chicago soul scene! The package is devoted to the tiny Nickel and Penny labels, but it's also equally a set dedicated to legendary radio DJ Richard Pegue – whose work in both mainstream soul and later dusties formats really helped to shape our understanding of soul music! Pegue produced and wrote nearly every track on the set – which makes the collection one of the most unified the Numero Group has ever produced – a true tribute to Richard's great ear for a groovy soul record, and to all the smaller-name groups he helped support on the Windy City scene. The booklet does a great job of telling Pegue's story – really getting at the unique vision he brought to Chicago soul, and the wit and warmth that made him a favorite of many folks over the space of decades. The music alone is enough – stuff we've been waiting to get reissued for years – but together with the Numero research and booklet, the end result is sublime! Titles include "Just Say The Word" by Jerry Townes, "Fall In Love Again" by The Voices, "Never More" by Little Ben & The Cheers, "Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad" by The Norvells, "Instrumental 1" by Richard Terry & Company, "Shadows" by South Shore Commission, "This Is The Woman" by Sidney Pinchback, "The Ember Song" by Sidney Barnes, "Sign Of The Zodiac" by South Suburban Electric Strings, "This Love Of Mine" by Extensions, "Forever Is A Long Long Time" by The Voices, "Do The Pearl Girl (part 2)" by The Matta Baby, "I've Got To Find A Way" by Hallelujah Chorus, "First Thing I Do In The Morning" by Joyce Williams, and "I'm Gonna Get Even With You" by Little Ben & The Cheers. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFree Soul Meets P-Vine ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
An incredible collection of 70s soul, jazz, and funk – all brought together with the kind of soaring, positive vibe we remember from the classic Free Soul collections! In case you don't recognize the term, it emerged in the late 90s Japanese scene as a way of identifying older American grooves that have a really upbeat sort of sound – a style that's a lot like the cuts that were dug by the rare groove scene, but even groovier and more progressive overall – with a subtle sort of righteous energy that really gives the cuts a lot of power. This set brings together that Free Soul vibe from a host of American indie tracks recently reissued on the P-Vine label – a rare groove treasure trove, with titles that include "Hunk Of Heaven" by Lemuria, "Never Did I Stop Loving You" by Alice Clark, "Loveland" by Spanky Wilson, "Love Means Everything" by Touch Of Class, "Love Oh Love" by Vince Andrews, "A Perfect Day" by Bobby Cole, "In This World" by Billy Wooten, "Inner City Blues" by Placebo, "It's You" by Joyce Cooling, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Ray Of Hope" by Soul Generation, and "Rainbow In Your Eyes" by Judy Roberts. CD

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VariousCafe Apres Midi Olive ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... About February 5, 2016 (delayed)
A fantastic blend of groovy tunes and bossa gems – and great all the way through! This one digs through gleaming Universal catalog of 60s and 70s goodies, pulling together tunes from Brazil, Europe, and the US into one swirling blend of great tunes, all selected with the high level of care that we've come to expect from this essential series! Titles include "Stormy" by The Third Wave, "Like To Get To Know You" by Spanky & Our Gang, "Day By Day" by Bossa Rio, "Flash Back" by Nara Leao, "Taxi Driver" by Joyce, "Bridges" by Milton Nascimento, "Troublemaker" by John Cameron, "California Soul" by Wilson Das Neves, "Eso Beso" by Georgie Fame, "Sunny" by Oscar Peterson, "Who Needs You" by Claudine Longet, "Whisper Not" by Knut Kiesswetter Train, and "Chansons Des Jumelles" by Michel Legrand. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. It's here now, though, and the record's a real treat – especially at this price! Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". Plus, the CD also features bonus single versions of "Corcovado" and "Clouds"! CD
 
 
 



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