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✨✧ Harry Allen with JoyceSomething About Jobim ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. Used ... $11.99
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
(Digipack cover has a cutout notch.)


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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 ... $9.99
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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JoyceBossa Duets ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $14.99
Magical work from the lovely Joyce – a set of duets with some of her favorite players and singers – some of our favorites too! The album has Joyce working in a stripped-down and intimate style – vocals and acoustic guitar tripping out over gentle bossa rhythms, joined on various tracks by artists that include Joao Donato, Toninho Horta, Johnny Alf, Wanda Sa, and daughter Ana Martins. Given the presence of the older bossa luminaries, the album's got a sophisticated and mature sound that's quite nice, and in contrast to some of Joyce's other recent recordings – a bit mellower, perhaps, but also more deeply thoughtful, and at many levels, sadder and wiser. Titles include "Lugar Comum", "Voce E Eu", "Yarabela", "Plexus", "London Samba", "O Sapo", "E Vamos La", and "Fa Da Bahia". And just in case you were wondering, all tracks are exclusive to this album – recorded in 2003! CD

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Joyce featuring Dori CaymmiRio Bahia ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2005. Used ... $7.99
Brilliant work from one of our favorite Brazilian artists ever – a singer who only seems to get better with age, and who's working here with some beautiful help from Dori Caymmi! Caymmi plays guitar and sings on a good portion of the album with Joyce – helping to flesh out the overall sound and give it a bit more depth – taking Joyce's already-wonderful mix of breezy vocals, bossa rhythms, and light guitar, and inflecting it with a strong sense of history and tradition. With Dori on board, Joyce is actually freed from playing guitar on most of the record – a feature that seems to bring even more force to her vocals – and as usual, husband Tutty Moreno is in the group, providing some lightly dancing rhythms on the drum kit! Titles include "Mercador De Siri", "Rio Bahia", "Jogo De Cintura", "Saudade Da Bahia", "Demoro", "Pra Que Chorar", "Joaozinho Boa Pinta", and "Flor Da Bahia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joyce MorenoPalavra E Som (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99
The lovely Joyce – sounding lovelier here than we've heard in years – on a special Japanese album that really takes the singer back to her best classic territory! Backing is by a small group, and nicely jazzy – with piano from Helio Alves, and drums from Tutty Moreno – providing gentle accompaniment, but really letting the lady stretch out on her own vocals and acoustic guitar – with those soaring, cascading lines that first made us fall in love with her music way back in the 70s – captured perfectly here with impeccable, understated production. Alves notes on the piano are especially beautiful – ringing out in a way that really offsets the vocals and guitar – on titles that include "Mingus, Miles, & Coltrane", "Humaita", "No Misterio Do Samba", "Sambando No Apocalipse", "Casa Da Flor", "Na 75", "Ave Maria Serena", and "Forrobodo Das Meninas". CD

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Marshall Vente/Project Nine with Joyce GarroEndless Intensity ... LP
Divide, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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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✨✧ Joyce & Kenny WernerPoesia ... CD
Pirouet (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 with Joao DonatoTudo Bonito ... CD
Rip Curl/Sony (Brazil), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from the lovely Joyce – one of her best of recent years! The record features Joyce working with bossa maestro Joao Donato – who plays acoustic and electric piano, sings, and helps Joyce with some of the arrangements – and the overall style of the album is very much in the vein of some of his most beautiful work. The set was with contributions from Brazilian jazz players like Paulo Moura, Gilson Peranzzetta, and Tutty Moreno – and Joyce is in fantastic form, singing and playing acoustic guitar with all the soulful passion of her best early recordings. The production is great, too – and the album has a rawer edge than some of Joyce's other work from the 90s – nicely stripped-down, with a rasp in both her vocals and the work of the other jazz players. Titles include "Bananeira", "Anos 30", "Drume Negrita", "Tudo Bonito", "Gala Tanta", "Falta De Ar", "Adolescensia", and "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tutty Moreno with JoyceMagica (aka Unreleased Project 1981) ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful document of the warmth and magic that flows between Brazilian singer Joyce and her jazz drummer husband, Tutty Moreno – featured here together in a project that was recorded privately in the early 80s, and not released to the public until many years later! The style here is a bit jazzy, with some slight electric touches – mostly on guitar – and the overall style is very similar to the backings that Joyce used on her own classic albums from the same time – a post-bossa groove that borrows a few fusion touches from later years, but which never goes too far over the top. Tutty's combo on the record features bits of piano from Guilherme Vergueiro and sax from Mauro Senise – and although Joyce only sings on two numbers on the record, she also plays acoustic guitar on few more – using that driving, rhythmic style that we love so much in her own recordings! Titles include "Magica", "Algo Sobre Nos", "GB", "Pega Leve", "Pianco", and "Camaleo". CD

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✨✧ Joyce TaylorIf I Cry/You've Got Something ... 7-inch
Mercury, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(One label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ JoyceHard Bossa ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Joyce – one of the few older Brazilian artists whose recent albums sound as good as their old ones! The record is a sparkling set of newly recorded tracks, all handled perfectly by Far Out – one of the few labels that really knows how to make a Brazilian recording these days. Joyce's lovely voice and guitar are backed by a jazzy combo that features husband Tutty Moreno on drums, plus additional guitar, bass, flute, sax, and percussion. The record includes a lot of great new material, and Joyce's voice is in better form than we've heard in years – especially than on her larger-label recordings. Titles include "Hard Bossa", "Zoeira", "Crianca", "London Samba", "Todos Os Santos", "Novelo", and "Vatapa". (CD comes with 2 more tracks than the LP.) Great cover, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos, & Mauricio MaestroVisions Of Dawn – The Paris 1976 Project (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing little record – a 70s session that we'd easily rank right up there with the best recordings ever from Joyce, but one that's only being issued here for the first time ever! The sound is brilliant – that beautiful mix of strong and sweet that you'll always find when Joyce is at her best – and the set features equally wonderful contributions from Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and Mauricio Maestro on bass, vocals, and guitar! All sounds are acoustic, but have this otherworldly feel – that buoyant, sparkling sort of quality on Joyce classics like Feminina or Agua E Luz – the there's a driving sense of rhythm that really moves the whole album – taking it far past what you might expect from the spare instrumentation. Tremendous stuff throughout, and a musical discovery that has us falling in love with the music of Joyce all over again! Titles include "Clareana", "Metralhadeira", "Nacional Kid", "Tudo Bonito", "Memorias Do Porvir", "Visoes Do Amanhecer", "Chegada", and "Banana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress of 300 copies!)

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✨✧ Harry Allen with JoyceSomething About Jobim ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Something About Jobim ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ JoyceEssential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... 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
 
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Clarice & Sergio AssadReliquia ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Really lovely sounds from the father/daughter team of Clarice and Sergio Assad – a pair who would already be great as a musical duo, even without a family connection! Sergio plays acoustic guitar throughout – with a fullness of sound, but also the lighter, lyrical sensibility that makes him a perfect match for Clarice's vocals – which have that mix of jazz and more personal expression we love in our favorite Brazilian singers from the 70s – like Tania Maria or Joyce. The songs are simple, and often poetic – but never in a soppy way – more like they're being written in air by guitar and voice, creating a marvelous portrait in sound. Titles include "Capoeira", "Cidade", "Sol De Clave", "Ventos", "The Last Song", "Angela", and "Song For My Father". CD

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... LP
Black Jazz, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: this album is oddly mastered from CD, which becomes apparent at one or two points in the playback. Nothing major, but we thought we'd let you know!)

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Jorge MautnerPara Iluminar A Cidade/Jorge Mautner/Mil E Uma Noites De Bagda (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Brazil), 1972/1974/1976. Used 3CD ... $44.99
Three of the greatest albums from Jorge Mautner – really overlooked work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s, presented here in a great 3CD package! First up is Para Iluminar A Cidade – a masterpiece from the Brazilian underground of the post-Tropicalia years – one of the first albums by Jorge Mautner, one of Brazil's most unique talents at the time! Although Jorge's main instrument is the violin, he lays low on it for much of the record – singing amidst rootsy rhythms, folkloric instrumentation, and an overall post-sixties sense of righteous empowerment. Tracks are spare and jagged, but never unpleasant – and the record has a brittle quality that makes it as striking today as it must have been back in the early 70s. Tracks include "Anjo Infernal", "Super Mulher", "Olhar Bestial", "Sapo Cururu", and "Estrela Da Noite" – plus the English language tracks "Sheridan Square" and "From Faraway", which have a feel that almost reminds us of work on Caetano Veloso's Transa album. The self-titled Jorge Mautner album features production work by Gilberto Gil, who also plays guitar on the record, and gives it a very Gil-esque early 70s feel! Joyce's husband Tutty Moreno plays drums, and the set also includes electric violin work by Mautner, which gives some tracks a nice spacey feel. The set's a cool mix of rock, funk, and jazzy production – and titles include "Pipoca A Meia Noite", "Guzzy Muzzy", "Rock Da TV", "Samba Dos Animais", "O Relogio Quebrou", and "Matematica Do Desejo". Mil E Uma Noites De Bagada has a vibe that's almost upbeat, but which also has some of the darker currents of Jorge Mautner's earlier music too – a balance that's struck well by Perinho Albuquerque, who plays guitar and directs the arrangements – often with the same flair he brought to bigger 70s projects with artists like Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, and Maria Bethania! A few tunes show his proclivity for a groove – a gentle funkiness that makes for a nice change with Jorge's vocals – almost like the shift Caetano made on his Bicho record. Yet like that one, there's plenty of weird, offbeat moments here too – on tracks that include "Rainha Do Egiot", "Samba Jambo", "Ai Ai Ai", "Txim Plam", "Aeroplanos", and "O Som Do Meu Violino". The first album also features three bonus tracks – "Relaxa Meu Bem Relaxa", "Planeta Dos Macacos", and "Rock Da Barata (live)". CD
(Out of print. Includes original CD cases, booklets and slipcase – all of which are in great shape!)

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✨✧ Ellen McIlwaineHonky Tonk Angel ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Forget the "honky tonk" in the title – because this girl knows how to groove! Ellen McIlwaine's got to be one of the most unique talents of the past 50 years – a skilled guitarist, and great singer – working in a blend of folk, jazz, and soul that lies somewhere between the best tunes by Joyce and Joni Mitchell! This album's one of 2 classics she cut for Polydor back in her early years – a mixture of live and studio tunes that are filled with scatting vocals, skittish rhythms, and some really tight (and almost funky) work on acoustic guitar! Tracks include a killer version of "Ode To Billy Joe", plus "Can't Find My Way Home", "Wings Of A Horse", "Toe Hold", "Losing You", "Weird of Hermiston", and "Up From the Skies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $5.99
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa Runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Milton NascimentoMinas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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". This Japanese CD edition includes 2 bonus tracks: a nice cover of "Norwegian Wood" and "Caso Voce Quiera Saber". CD

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Elis ReginaElis 70 Anos (Essa Mulher/Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2/Montreux Jazz Festival/bonus tracks) (4 CD set) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1979/1980/1982. New Copy 4 CDs ... $46.99
Seminal sounds from the last few years of the legendary Elis Regina – brought together in one box set! First up is the album Elis Essa Mulher – really great late work from Elis – recorded in the company of arranger Cesar Mariano, whose masterful touch made for some of Elis' best albums of the 70s! Cesar arranged and conducted here, and although the production is perhaps a bit more contemporary than Elis' work for Philips, the vocals are sublime – much more driving and jazzy than a few years before, really working hard to dig deep and get the best sound out of each of the tunes! Titles include "Cai Dentro", "Basta De Clamares Inocencia", "Eu Hein Rosa", "As Paraencias Engagem", and a nice version of Joyce's "Essa Mulher". Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2 is a great little album by Elis – recorded for Warner/Elektra at the end of her career, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work by some of Brazil's finest writers. Includes a wonderful version of Milton Nascimento's "Maria Maria" – plus "Alo Alo Marciano", "O Primeiro Jornal", "Marambaia", "Menino", "Redescobrir", "Sabia", "Onze Fitas", "Conversando No Bar", and "Redescobrir". Montreux Jazz Festival is a stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that includes a stellar guest performance by Hermeto Pascoal on a number of tracks, and runs through a lively set of tracks that includes a bunch of excellent groovers – upbeat numbers that almost get a bit funky at times. A highlight of the album is the long cut "Cobra Criada", which builds slowly into a complex funky line, with Elis scatting madly over the top. Other goodies include "Asa Branca", "Cai Dentro", "Garota De Ipanema", and a great remake of "Upa Neguinho", with nice messed-up arrangements. Comes with 7 bonus tracks – including "Mancada", "Samba Dobrado", "Aguas De Marco", "Onze Fitas", "Agora Ta", and "Rebento". CD

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Wanda Sa & Celia VazBrasileiras ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Marshall Thomas, Djibril Ndiaye, Maurice GarlandArt Behind The Tape (hardcover) ... Book
Art Behind The Tape, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 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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✨✧ VariousBrazil 70 – After Tropicalia – New Directions In Brazilian Music In The 70s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
A much-needed look at the post-Tropicalia years in Brazil – a time when cultural activity wasn't as politically explosive as before, but still continued to thrive at a highly creative level underground! The work of these years carries many inspirations from the Tropicalia years of freedoms – but it also often turns the focus towards the personal a bit more – drawing on individual roots and regional cultures for some of the elements in the music, and often pushing the sounds towards even more experimental levels! Some of the straighter modes of before have given way to more of a hippie aesthetic – but that approach is never nearly as self-indulgent as it is in the US, and more just an indication of how underground some of the musicians and ideals have gone by this point. As usual with Soul Jazz titles, the collection comes with great notes that really get at the music and the period – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Amor" by Secos E Molhados, "Tinindo Trincando" by Novos Baianos, "Punhal De Prata" by Alceu Valenca, "Passara" by Jaime & Nair, "Sai Do Sereno" by Gilberto Gil, "Corista De Rock" by Rita Lee, "Sete Cahorros" by Nelson Angelos & Joyce, "Ingazeiras" by Ednardo E O Pessoal Do Ceara, "Contendas De Sincora" by Mar Revolto, "As Adventuras De Raul Seixas Na Cidade De Thor" by Raul Seixas, "Pontos De Luz" by Gal Costa, "Mane Joao" by Erasmo Carlos, and "America Tropical" by Novos Baianos. 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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VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 2 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this second volume include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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VariousPhilly Sound You Never Heard Vol 2 – Philly Soul Girls Vol 2 – Morris Bailey Girl Groups 1964 to 1971 ... CD
Philly Archives, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A treasure trove of female soul – all from the Philly scene of the 60s and 70s, and all of it rare enough to warrant the "never heard" promise in the title! The material all comes from the vaults of Philly producer Morris Bailey – not as big a name as Gamble & Huff, but clearly a cat who knows his way around a studio when working with such great talent like this! The set starts out with some straight-romping numbers that echo the familiar Philly styles of the mainstream – but as the set goes on, there's definitely an evolution in sound – one that shows more complicated charts, unusual themes, and some of the growing sophistication you might hear in early Gamble & Huff Philly productions. A number of tracks here are previously unreleased – and titles include "The Bigger Your Heart" by Mel Vena Allen, "All That's Good" by Tico Mills, "Your Kinda Love" by Bette Renee & Thrillettes, "Bless Your Love" by Femm-ells, "Lonely Little Girl" by Little Teena Bronson, "Cross My Heart" by Joan Proctor, "Trouble" by Cooperettes, "Something We Got" by Minx, and "We Got The Feeling" by Ronnie & Joyce. CD

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VariousSources – The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
An excellent overview of the legendary Sleeping Bag label – one of our favorite soul indies from the 80s – and a company we could always trust for groundbreaking hip hop and super-fresh soul! More than most labels at the stime, Sleeping Bag really had their ears to the ground on the New York scene – and steered clear of a lot of tinny cliches, and some of the too-electric modes that could dampen the soul of so many other artists – and instead really paved the way for a generation to come with their warmer, more organic sounds on both the dancefloor and the radio. This 3CD set's compiled by Bill Brewster – who also did the excellent other Sources volumes – and the package features 237 tracks that include "Your Life (orig party 12" mix)" by Konk, "Week End (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Class Action, "Clean On Your Bean (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Come Into My Life (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Joyce Sims, "Ladies (12" mix)" by Mantronix, "Just Waiting For You (orig master dub 12" mix)" by Anne Marie, "Johnny The Fox (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Tricky Tee, "Jump Back (orig 12" mix)" by Dhar Braxton, "I Can't Wait (12" mix)" by Kariya, "Stay With You (orig 12" mix)" by Dubb Club, "Don't Play Me Raw (original house in effect 12" mix)" by Ecstasy, "Happiness (Frankie Knuckles 12" mix)" by Nicole, "Cumin Up (12" mix)" by Too Badd, "Sound Of JHS 126 Brooklyn (killer whale under water 12" mix)" by Chill Pill, "Somebody New (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Jamaica Girls, and "Fresh Is The Word (Mantronik & John Poppo 12" mix)" by Mantronix with MC Tee. CD

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✨✧ FaisonLove Fire ... LP
Erect, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of modern soul from Chicago – a group featuring lead vocalist Joyce Faison, who'd also done some backup work on other records at the time. Like some of the other titles on the Erect label, the groove here is a mix of mellow soul and 80s groove – and the best tracks have Joyce right out front on vocals, with nice shades of color behind her voice, supporting the tracks with a richer sound than you'd expect for a small label effort. Titles include "Do You Wanna Dance", "Thoughts", "Say You Love Me", "Thanks To The Fool", and "Tonight's The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Francoise HardyLa Question (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever from Francoise Hardy – a set that has her working with Brazilian arranger Tuca, who brings a very different vibe to her music – a mode that wraps together acoustic guitar, post-bossa arrangements, and some dark-tinged vocals from Francoise – all in a mode that feels like the best work from Nara Leao or Joyce at the time! The great Guy Pederson plays bass on the record, too – in this way that's subtle, but extremely powerful in the setting – bringing some deep currents to the music alongside Hardy's acoustic guitar – all wrapped up in an echoey style of production that's completely sublime. The whole thing feels much more like a lost late 60s side on Elenco Records than Hardy's usual music – and titles include "Doigts", "Viens", "La Question", "Mer", "Le Martien", "Chanson D'O", and "Bati Mon Nid". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toninho HortaToninho Horta ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from Toninho Horta – a set that's got an airy brilliance that goes beyond most of his other albums! The sound here is amazing – kind of a jazzy extension of territory explored by Milton Nascimento a few years before – served up with a warmly dancing groove with the same fluid feel as Joyce at her best! Horta's getting some wonderful help here to realize his musical vision – a lineup that includes Lo Borges on vocals, plus instrumentation from Wagner Tiso, Raul De Souza, Luis Alves, and Roberto Ribeiro – as well as a guest appearance by Pat Metheny! Titles include the amazing track "Aqui Oh!", plus "Saguin", "Caso Antigo", "Prato Feito", "Vento", "Minha Casa", and "Era So Comeco Nosso Fim". CD

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✨✧ Moacir SantosOuro Negro ... CD
Adventure Music, 1960s/1970s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work by one of Brazil's greatest arrangers ever! Moacir Santos had an approach that was unlike anyone else – more complicated than Jobim, but with a gentle honesty that made any style sound spontaneous in his hands. The 2CD package features new versions of work from a number of different rare albums by Santos – including long out of print 60s sessions, his few Blue Note sides, and a few newer sets – and the sound of the album is very much in the vein of Santos' best moments from the 70s. Guest on the sessions include Ed Motta, Joyce, Milton Nascimento, and Joao Donato – and the quality of the work is impeccable, truly one of the greatest new releases we've heard from Brazil in years! Titles include "Coisa No 6", "Kathy", "De Repente, Estou Feliz", "Anon", "Coisa No 10", "Lamento Astral", "Marcatu, Nacao Do Amor", "Suk Cha", and "Bluishmen". 2CDs – and a great booklet too! CD
Also available Ouro Negro (DVD) ... DVD 21.99

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Meets P-Vine ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousSky Girl – A Sentimental Journey Through Folk Pop, DIY New Wave, & Art Music Micro Presses 1961 to 1991 ... CD
Efficient Space (Australia), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title uses a lot of words to try to get at the sound of music within – but one drop of the needle tells us we're in a very special sonic space! The music here is a lot more thoughtful and personal than you'd guess from the DIY – and there's a really timeless vibe that somehow unites tracks from the 60s through the 90s – although there's also a very special core right around the early 80s, where there's a kind of personal post-punk singer/songwriter vibe that some of these cuts seem to either prefigure or continue. The collection is beautiful – definitely one to inspire a whole genre of crate-digging on its own – and titles include "I Remember" by Scott Seskind, "Daddy's Little Girl" by Warfield Spillers, "I Wouldn't Dream Of It" by Joyce Heath, "I So Liked Spring" by Linda Smith, "Cold Cafe" by Karen Marks, "Consciousness Of Happening, "Joanna" by Once, "Frozen Laughter" by The Rising Storm, "Home Before Dark" by Nora Guthrie, "Feeling Sheepish" by Some Of My Best Friends Are Canadians, and "Sarra" by Gary Davenport. CD
 
 
 



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