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✨✧ Ju-Par Universal OrchestraMoods & Grooves ... LP
Ju-Par, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of THE indie soul treasures of the 70s – a wickedly funky record that blends together jazz, soul, and club – and which stands out with a sound that's all its own! You may well know the tag "moods and grooves" – as the record's had an influence on countless scenes, and has been referenced by many artists over the years. But nothing beats this original set, a sublime batch of electric grooves performed by a core combo of electric keys, bass, and congas – augmented by sweetened strings and some occasional chorus vocals – bad-stepping around the grooves in a mostly-instrumental mode that rivals (if not betters) some of the best funky soundtrack work of the decade! Titles include "Time", "Chicago Calypso", "Funky Music", "Flute Salad", and "Gotta Get-A-Way". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Available again after a a few years out of print!)

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✨✧ Brian BriggsSelected Music From The Album Brain Damage ... LP
Bearsville/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
A great lost record of minimalist club – a set that we'd rank right up there with classics by Arthur Russell, Liquid Liquid, or some of the other most creative talents on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! As with work by those other two artists, there's an experimental approach here, but one that's very very groovy – mostly just spare beats, loose instrumentation, and other sounds – woven together in ways that certainly have strong post-punk inspiration, but which can also work perfectly on a dancefloor too! This is the kind of work that would be equally at home in the clubs and in a punk club too – the crossover you'd experience at the legendary Danceteria – and titles include "AEO (parts 1 & 2)", "Psyclone", "Nervous Breakdown", and "Spy Vs Spy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ClashSandinista! ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ 3LP ... $39.99
The longest album ever from The Clash – a stunning triple LP set that really shows the group bristling with new ideas and energy throughout! There's a hell of a lot going on here – some cuts that are every bit as strong as the previous records, others that offer a few mis-steps but in a wonderfully playful way – and a few more that really hit this sort of unique mix of genres and politics that could only be summed up as Clash-like at its best! Bits of hip hop, reggae, new wave, funk, and more mix together beautifully – and the album's got a hell of a lot of charm and character, even if you're skipping past a few of the cuts you don't like as much as the others. 36 tracks in all – and titles include "The Magnificent Seven", "Hitsville UK", "Junco Partner", "The Leader", "Police On My Back", "Midnight Log", "The Call Up", "Washington Bullets", "Broadway", "Rebel Waltz", "Look Here", "The Crooked Beat", "Somebody Got Murdered", "Lose This Skin", "Charlie Don't Surf", "Kingston Advice", "Corner Soul", "Let's Go Crazy", "The Sound Of Sinners", "Living In Fame", "Silicone On Sapphire", and "Career Opportunities". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the booklet. Cover has light wear & some splitting on the bottom seams.)

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Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains Of Sand ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
Spacey sounds from the dream team of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat – a set that feels a bit like music that Foat previously recorded under his own name, but which also has a more spiritual sound overall! Hampshire plays guitar and auto harp, and Foat plays Fender Rhodes, vibes, and other keyboards – but those instruments are just part of the sound here – as there's also some added strings, tenor, and other elements from time to time – inflecting the music with a visionary quality that reminds us of some of the more freethinking records coming out in the early 70s – especially the kind of small label sets that were years ahead of their time, and only finally getting their due all these many years later. The presentation of the package echoes the style of older Michael Garrick material on the UK Argo Records – and there's definitely a depth here to live up to that spirit, but also a warmer vibe overall. Titles include "How The Nights Can Fly", "Lullaby", "The Solar Winds", "A Long Way Home", and "All Washed Up". CD

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Wynton KellyKelly At Midnite ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Good+ ... $33.99
Midnite is right – as the session's a moody, mellow late nite one – just spare trio material by Wynton, played in a group that features Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! The titles are all nice and long – and really let Kelly stretch out on the keys – working in a mode that's lyrical and soulful – on a set of titles that include include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "Skatin", "Temperance", "On Stage", and "Pot Luck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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Junior ParkerGoodbye Little Girl/Walking The Floor Over You ... 7-inch
Duke, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Junior ParkerI Feel Alright Again/Sweeter As The Days Go By ... 7-inch
Duke, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Junior ParkerIf You Don't Love Me (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Duke, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Junior ParkerJunior's Blues – The Duke Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
MCA, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Junior ParkerYou Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fitting title to this one – as it virtually describes the standard that the blues business was operating on during the early 70s – as artists came out of the shadows and found big audiences on college campuses, rock clubs, and other crossover scenes! The concept is carried to the Nth degree on the cover – which has a front image of a young Asian boy eating a big watermelon, Sambo-style – and the back cover features notes that say things like "Chinese kids like watermelon, Irish like bagels, black people like Jewish rye, and today everybody loves the Blues." Fortunately, this comic packaging doesn't affect the album too much – as Junior's still in the fine form he was at the end of the 60s, cruising between blues and soul, with a slight touch of jazz, in a unique way that sounds better to our ears than the work of most of his contemporaries. Titles include "Five Long Years", "That's Alright", "Way Back Home", "Man Or Mouse", and "I Like Your Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior Parker & Jimmy McGriffI Need Love So Bad/Pretty Baby ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Junior Parker/James Cotton/Pat HareMystery Train ... CD
Rounder, 1953/1954. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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✨✧ VariousSun Story ... CD
Rhino/Sun, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not just rock hits by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins – but also more obscure work by Carl Mann, Sonny Burgess, The Five Tinos, Junior Parker, and The Prisonaires! CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing.)

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Anthony Davis/Mal WaldronInterpretations Of Monk – Live From Soundscape Series Vol 2 – Evening Concert ... CD
DIW/Koch, 1981. Used 2CD ... $32.99
A massive set of Monk interpretations – easily one of the greatest tributes to Thelonius we've ever seen, and a package that features more than just piano parts too! The performance is divided into four different sets – each one featuring a different pianist – either Muhal Richard Abrams, Barry Harris, Anthony Davis, or Mal Waldron – all of whom make for surprisingly fresh choices for the program! This volume includes the sides of Davis and Waldron. But almost equally great are the other players too – a lineup that includes Don Cherry on trumpet, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Roswell Rudd on trombone – all adding in some wonderful Monkish lines on horns, in ways that really expand the sound and take this past some of the overdone straight piano tributes to Monk we've seen over the years. Rhythm is by Richard Davis on bass and either Ed Blackwell or Ben Riley on drums – and the 2CD set features 13 tracks that include "Evidence", "Monk's Mood", "Reflections", "Let's Call This", "Round Midnight", "Well You Needn't", "Thelonious", and "Friday The 13th". And in case you're wondering, all of the Monk compositions only get played once throughout the entire performance. CD
(Out of print.)

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Fred KarlinWestworld ... LP
MGM, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great little movie – with a pretty nice little score! This early Michael Crichton film is quite similar, in overall pacing and theme, to Jurassic Park – but it's much schlockier, as you'd imagine from the time, and from the music on the disc, which is mostly fake "western" themes, in keeping with the fake western setting of the film. Titles include "Hovercraft Muzak", "Chase From Westworld", "Medieval World", "Robot Repair", and "The Gunslinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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MtumePrime Time – The Epic Anthology ... CD
Epic/ (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
James Mtume is an artist with deep roots in jazz – including some excellent spiritual jazz material in the early 70s – but here, he's hitting superstardom in the soul music world – by pairing up with Reggie Lucas for a great run of music from the Mtume group! Lucas also hails from jazz – Mtume met him when they were both working with Miles Davis – and both artists bring something really special to their sound that moves it away from simple commercial soul – a bit like the depth that lays behind Earth Wind & Fire, who have similar righteous roots, but are able to fuse a wonderfully smooth, groovy sound – and there's also a similarity to the late 70s material of Norman Connors, another artist who followed a similar path. This set spans the full run of excellent recordings Mtume did for the Epic label – almost a decade's worth of music, including some other mixes, and a few side projects with singer Tawatha. Titles include "Just Funnin", "Anticipatin", "Mrs Sippi", "Love Lock", "Closer To The End", "Funky Constellation", "The After 6 Mix (Juicy Fruit part 2)", "You Me & He (polygamy mix)", "COD", "Prime Time", "We're Gonna Make It This Time", "The Closer I Get To You", "Kiss This World Goodbye", "It's Non-Functional", "Body & Soul", "Breathless (A&G mix)", "Did I Dream You", and "Would You Like To Fool Around". CD

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✨✧ Brenda & The Tabulations/Cameo/ParliamentCasablanca Dance Classics Street Edition – Let's Go All The Way Down (re-edit)/I Just Want to Be/Walk TheNight/Flash Light ... 12-inch
Casablanca, 1977. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
4 great 70s club tracks put together on one promo 12" from Chocolate City and Casablanca, all served up in full length versions for your mixing pleasure: Brenda & The Tabulations "Let's Go All The Way Down (re-edit)", Cameo "I Just Want To Be", The Skatt Brothers "Walk The Night" and Parliament "Flashlight". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Lady MargoI've Got Just The Thing (parts 1 & 2) (Soul World) ... 7-inch
Soul World, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Les McCannLes McCann Trio – Live In Paris – 28 Julliet 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A really great live set from the legendary Les McCann – recorded in Paris at the start of the 60s, and with a much grittier feel than some of his studio records of the time! The tracks are often long, and quite freewheeling – and you really get a sense of what a charismatic presence Les had on the bandstand – as he not only plays with all of the soulful fire you'd expect, but sometimes sings, and also verbalizes with these grunts and calls that really open things up along with his groove! Lyrical lines soar out alongside that heavy left hand groove that made McCann so great – and the trio features his classic lineup with Ron Jefferson on drums and the amazing Herbie Lewis on bass – the latter of whom seems to get a lot more exposure here than on most other recordings! Titles include "Vacushna", "A Little 3/4 Time For God & Co", "Out Of This World", "Oh Them Golden Gaters", "Deed I Do", "Doreen Don't Cry", "Come On & Get That Church", "The Truth", and "I Am Love". CD

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