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Club NouveauLife Love & Pain ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal bit of crossover soul from the mid 80s – and the standout effort from California trio Club Nouveau! The album's best known for its hit remake of "Lean On Me" – one that pushes the tune along with some very heavy beats, and a version that helps us remember why Bill Withers' original is so great, while still reinvigorating the tune for a new generation too! Jay King arranged and produced the set, all in a similar feel – and titles include "Heavy On My Mind", "Promises Promises", "Let Me Go", "Why You Treat Me So Bad", "Jealousy", and a reprise version of "Lean On Me". CD

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Augustus Pablo & OthersAugustus Pablo Presents Rockers International – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Legendary sounds from the great Augustus Pablo – the Rockers International selection of some of his best music from his too-short career – both instrumental tracks that feature his own haunting melodica solos, plus other performances with key vocal collaborators at the time! Pablo helms the music throughout – sometimes with the spooky, eerie quality of his own records – sometimes with a bit more of a roots style, but one that's always filled with great little twists and turns – if not melodica, then Augustus on organ or keyboards too. There's a huge amount of tracks on this 2CD set – and titles include "The People Of This World" by Sister Jam, "El Rockers Chapter Four" by Rockers All Stars, "El Rockers Chapter One" by Jay Iny, "Three Men In A Truck Back" by Delroy Williams, "Protect Them" by Norris Reid, "Away With You Fussing & Fighting" by Junior Delgado, "False Rasta" by Jacob Miller, "Black force" by Norris Reid, "1 Rutland Close" by Pablo All Stars, "Changing World" by Earl Sixteen Daley, "Zion A Fe Lion" by Jah Levi, and the tracks "King David's Melody", "El Rockers Chapter Three", "Cool Melody", "Destiny", "Cassava Piece", and "555 Crown Street" – all by Pablo himself! CD

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Tapper ZukieMan Ah Warrior (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone classic from Tapper Zukie – working here in a mixture of sung vocals and spoken parts that virtually defines the dee jay style of reggae in the 70s! Tapper's got this righteous power that's undeniable – this quality of confidence without arrogance, at a level that some contemporary artists might try to emulate – and the boldness of the record is still revolutionary after all these years! There's plenty of echo on the vocals – which serves to lay them right down on top of the rhythms – and titles include "Ire Lion", "I King Zukie", "Viego", "Archie The Rednose Reindeer", "Cally Dolly", "Black Cinderella", and "A Message To Pork Eaters". CD features bonus tracks – 7" versions of "Jump & Twist", "Man Ah Warrior", "Ire Lion", "Feeling High Version", and "Viego". CD

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VariousEnjoy Records Story ... CD
Enjoy/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $5.99 18.98
The Enjoy Records Story – but from the early days, when the label was a powerhouse outlet for R&B, blues, and early soul music – years before they also started cutting hip hop as well! The tracks here are all a great illustration of the keen ear of the imprint, and their strong focus on a few key acts who could really knock it out of the park – music that made Enjoy a key player at the start of the soul years of the 60s – even though some of its best artists went onto later fame at bigger labels. The collection is the best we've ever seen on Enjoy during these seminal years – and features a whopping 36 cuts that include "People Sure Act Funny" by Titus Turner, "Hoop & Holler" by Riff Ruffin, "I Believe To My Soul" by Louis Jones, "What Ya Gonna Do" by Noble Watts & June Bateman, "Get It" by Jay Dee Bryant, "Let's Do The Boston Monkey" by Les Cooper, "Don't Lie" by Sammy Taylor, "Sad Song" by The Channes, "Long Time No See" by Ronnie & The Manhattans, "Hot Potato" by The Rinky Dinks, "Ain't Nobody's Business" by Mary B, "It Hurts Me So" by Elmore James, "Soul Twist" by King Curtis, and "What Shall I Do" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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King TeeAt Your Own Risk ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... About January 6, 2016
King Tee's second LP, with the Likwit posse beginning to come together. Production by Bilal Bashir (who'd later work with Styles Of Beyond and Divine Styler) and DJ Pooh showcasing a different side to the southern California West Coast beats, and guest appearances by E-Swift, Breeze and Cube. When this came out, we have to admit we weren't giving these records a whole lot of play, but looking back, this is one of the strongest LPs of street style rhymes from the time. Features "Do Your Thing", "Can This Be Real (rmx)", "Played Like A Piano", "Skanless", "At Your Own Risk", "E Get Swift", "Jay Fay Dray", "King Tee Production", "Time To Get Out", "On The Dance Tip", "Ruff Rhyme (Back Again)" and more – 14 cuts in all, if you count the intro. CD

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✨✧ DillingerCB 200/Bionic Dread ... CD
Mango/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two mighty albums by the famous Dub Organiser – back to back on a single CD! CB 200 is a straight up classic – one of his first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so! Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam Piza toasting mightily over some fat rhythms provided by Benbow & Sly, Family Man and an all star cast of other great Jamaican session men. There's a bit of back & forth toasting with Trinity on "Crankface", the huge hit "Cokane In My Brain" and other essentials like "Buckingham Palace", "Plantation Heights" and the title track. On Bionic Dread, Dillinger cuts loose on the mic in his six million dollar style over a set of tasty Hookim riddims, laid nicely at Channel One in the mid 70s. Tracks include "Bionic Dread", "King Of The Road", "Invisible Dread", "Forward Commandments", "Ragnampiza", "Eastman Skank", "Ital Fighting", "Combination Two", Selassie I" and "Natty B SC". 20 tracks in all. CD
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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this set. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". CD

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Robert FfrenchBlack Solidarity Presents Mr Babylon – Killer Cuts From Jamaica's Legendary Label ... CD
Black Solidarity (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Robert Ffrench may not be the biggest name in Jamaican music, but he really stands out here on a host of rare cuts for the Black Solidarity label – all done in a mix of late roots and early dancehall styles! Ffrench has this very laidback, soulful sound that's really wonderful – a voice that glides down, and gets mellow in just the right way – working with backings from the Soul Syndicate and Roots Radics, all produced in this simple, unassuming style that's a great change from more mainstream reggae modes of the time. Titles include "Cut Eye Cut Eye", "Rebel Girl", "Radication", "Joker Family", "Single Life", "Mr Babylon", "Me Raggamuffin", and "A Dance Without A Deejay". CD features bonus tracks – "True True Loving", "No Modelling", and "Shock We A Shock". CD
Also available Black Solidarity Presents Mr Babylon – Killer Cuts From Jamaica's Legendary Label ... LP 15.99

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Eddie HarrisLost Album Plus The Better Half ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work by the great Eddie Harris – an album that was initially recorded for Vee Jay during his early tenure at the label, but not issued for years! The album's one of Eddie's greatest from the time – a really far-reaching blend of soul jazz, hardbop, and some of the more exotic influences running through the Chicago scene from whence he came. Two tracks on the album are especially long groovers – "Cuttin Out" and "Shakey Jake" – both in the 15 minute mark, and extended jammers with Ira Sullivan on trumpet, Bunky Green on alto, and Melvin Rhyne on organ. The first two tracks on the set feature Eddie in a lineup with Willie Pickens, Raphael Don Garrett, and Ira Sullivan – on the modal groovers "The Dancing Bull" and "Antidote". And the last 4 tracks on the CD are pulled from the album "Half & Half" – an 8 track release that initially featured 4 tunes with Eddie blowing with a vocal group, and these other 4 that have him working with a very hip group that includes Charles Stepney on piano, Melvin Jackson on bass, Joe Dorio on guitar, and Marshall Thompson on drums. Titles include "Half & Half", "KC Blues", "Lawrence Of Arabia", and "Yea Yea Yea". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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Harry J All StarsLiquidator ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite Trojan Records albums of all time – a sweet set of Hammond-heavy instrumentals from the Harry J All-Stars – with a great groove that links the sound of Kingston with the soul styles of Booker T & The MGs! The organ is wonderful throughout – maybe like the best work by Jackie Mittoo of similar vintage – and most rhythms are in a rocksteady mode, served up by players who include core members of the Hippy Boys, and eventual Upsetters and Wailers. The album's got a vibe that's almost as appealing to fans of instrumental soul as it is early reggae – and titles include a great version of "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus" – plus other groovy tracks like "Jack The Ripper", "Spyrone", "Interrogator", "Jay Moon Walk", and the hit "Liquidator". CD

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Jay DeeCome On In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A brilliant lost record from the Barry White side of the 70s soul universe – the one and only album issued by Jay Dee, and a set that's every bit as great as other White side projects with artists like Tom Brock, Danny Pearson, and Gloria Scott! Like all of those, the soulful maestro is very heavily involved here – producing, arranging, and writing most of the tracks – and giving the whole thing that funky soul strings approach he was using with his own wonderful music of the period – which makes for some especially sweet tracks that mix deep soul vocals with kind of a blacksploitation groove! The whole thing's great – and titles include the killer "Strange Funky Games & Things" – which has become a funk and sample classic over the years – plus "Jay's Theme", "Com On In Love", "Thinking Of You", "I Can't Let You Go", and "I Can Feel Your Love Slipping Away". CD features two bonus tracks – single and instrumental versions of "Strange Funky Games & Things". CD

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Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for a number of reasons – but truth be told it's a quality record that's will worth picking up! On the vocal versions, Illa J's proved a worthy talent – rolling with a mix of singing and rhyming is really unique – and this set of bright, spacey funk beats by Dilla are naturally top notch & timeless and sound wonderful out on their own. Tracks include "Timeless", "We Here", "R U Listenin'", "All Good", "Swagger", "Illasoul", "Air Signs" and more. CD

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingJay & Kai (Savoy) ... CD
Savoy, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Excellent early recordings from the team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – the kind of sides that always remind us how great their twin trombone work could be! The album's lacking the cliches of later albums, and presents both players at their best – soulful and stripped down, grooving in a few different groups – with players who include Billy Bauer on guitar, Leo Parker on baritone, and Charles Mingus on bass. The album also features a solo track by each – and titles include "Coop", "The Major", "Lament", "Bernie's Tune", and "Blues For Trombones". CD
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LevertBloodline ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
The Levert bloodline runs mighty strong – with roots in the harmony sound of the O'Jays, reworked here to a beautiful new mode for the 80s – in a style that helped the group really revive vocal soul for the decade! At a time when so many other groups were just letting the beats and keyboards guide their vocals, Levert returned to the best sort of older soul modes – bringing back that classic east coast care with the lyrics to sit alongside backings that still have plenty of 80s electro soul elements. The blend is great, and clearly an inspiration for a generation of copycat acts to come in the 90s – but never handled by any of them this well. The upbeat tracks are catchy, but the mellow moments are our favorites – and titles include "Fascination", "Pop Goes My Mind", "Kiss & Make Up", "Grip", "Let's Go Out Tonight", "Looking For Love", and "I Start You Up You Turn Me On". CD
Also available Bloodline ... LP 1.99

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Little RichardDirectly From My Heart – The Best Of The Specialty & Vee Jay Years (3CD set) ... CD
Specialty/Concord, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
A wonderful selection of work from the great Little Richard – a 64 track package that not only includes loads of gems from his early years on Specialty Records, but also includes a lot of near-forgotten material from his great run on Vee Jay as well! The Specialty tracks are the stuff of legend – material that set a whole new standard not just for R&B, but for rock and roll, and coming soul as well – as Richard draws on roots from gospel and jazz, and fuses them into a rawer, tighter groove that's got plenty of New Orleans soul elements in the piano and rhythms – all to make things take off like a rocket right from the start. And even if you think you know the hits, there's plenty more here to discover too – loads of lost gems from these years that really make the collection great. Next up are the recordings for Vee Jay Records in Chicago – material that represents an early comeback for Little Richard – one of many over the years, and the one that's probably closest to the sound that first got him started! Although issued on Vee Jay in the 60s, the record's got less of a soul groove than you'd expect – and features Richard working on the west coast in a rough-edged R&B mode that's quite different than the smoother shift that was going down with most of Vee Jay's Chicago crew at the time. Most tracks have some super-sharp guitar – often played by a young Jimi Hendrix, as well as Johnny Guitar Watson and Black Arthur – and as usual, Richard's on the piano on most numbers, really wailing on the keys at a level that matches the pyrotechnics of his vocals! Package comes with a bonus 16 page booklet – and titles that include "Goin Home Tomorrow", "Without Love", "Talkin Bout Soul", "I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me", "Oooh My Soul", "Jenny Jenny", "The Girl Can't Help It", "Hey Hey Hey Hey", "Rip It Up", "Directly From My Heart", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Groovy Little Suzy", and lots lots more! CD

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still arranging, but the group produced themselves, giving the record a sexy funky feeling in the best parts, not that dissimilar from some of Marvin Gaye's work, or records by groups like The Isley Brothers or The O'Jays. Includes great versions of two Seals & Crofts songs – "Summer Breeze" and "Euphrates" – both a perfect example of this style, as is "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" – plus a great reading of Willie Hutch's "California My Way", which has a super-dope sample at the beginning. Of course, the album still includes material like their hit " "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", a sweetly style AM radio pop hit in the band's best style of earlier years. Afrodisiac is one of the most righteous albums ever from the Main Ingredient – as you might guess from its title and stylish cover! The group are really opening up here – and show a distinct Stevie Wonder influence throughout – not just because they perform their own hip takes on a number of tunes by Stevie, but also because Wonder himself plays a bit on the record! Rhythms are inventive, and grooves nice and complex – way past standard chart soul, into a heady mix that holds up beautifully over the years. Keyboards slide in great with the harmonies – and titles include great versions of Stevie Wonder tunes "Superwoman", "Where Were You When I Needed You", "Something Lovely", "Girl Blue", and "I Am Yours" – plus the great breakbeat track "You Can Call Me Rover", which has a very tight drum sound at the beginning, and tight soul harmonies all the way through. Also features a hip take on the Isleys' "Work To Do" too! CD

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✨✧ MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $6.99
2 more of the lost albums by Chicago's supreme soul jazz hardbop group from the late 50's/early 60's! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time. Who cares, though, because these albums are both gems, and they groove along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Great stuff, great remastering, and a dozen tracks in all! CD
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O'JaysMessage In The Music/Travelin' At The Speed of Thought ... CD
Philadelphia International/Demon (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $6.99 17.99
Classic work from the second great Philly phase of the O'Jays' career! In 1976, the O'Jays re-signed to the Philly International label – thus kicking off their second stretch with Gamble and Huff, and burning harder than ever with a really righteous groove! The 2 albums in this package show Eddie Levert and Co honing their craft – still keeping the vocals nice and soulful, but transforming their sound even further, taking it light years from the rawer early recordings of the 60s, into the ever changing face of modern soul at the end of the 60s. And despite the fact that these albums never yielded as many hits as the earlier ones, they're still pretty darn nice – and are proof that Philly kept on kicking out great albums year after year. Tracks include "Message In the Music", "Let Life Flow", "Make A Joyful Noise", "A Prayer", "Paradise", "Work On Me", "Let's Spend Some Time Together", "Those Lies", and "We're All In This Thing Together". 16 tracks in all. CD

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Henri RenaudHenri Renaud All Stars (Nous Rapporte Des USA Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1954. Used ... $18.99
Some of the greatest jazz of the French postwar scene – two 10" albums recorded under the leadership of pianist Henri Renaud, but featuring American players that include Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, JJ Johnson, and Al Cohn! The style is slightly modern – in the mode of some of the early 50s 10" work on Blue Note and Prestige – recorded by a generation that was taking the bop idiom and inflecting it with deeper colors and newer ideas. Jackson's work on vibes is especially great on the set – really standing out here with the sharper tone of his pre-MJQ records – and as an added bonus, Milt even plays a bit of piano on the sessions, and sings on one number! Titles include "Jerry Old Man", "Indiana", "If I Had You", "I'll Remember April", "Jay Jay's Blues", "There's No You", and "The More I See You". CD
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Wayne ShorterIntroducing Wayne Shorter ... CD
Vee Jay/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
The birth of a genius! From the vantage point of the 21st century,Wayne Shorter hardly needs any introduction – but when he recorded this debut album in the late 50s, Shorter was just the new kid on the block – making a few important waves as the tenor star in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The album wisely works off that fame, and pairs Shorter with co-Messenger Lee Morgan – in front line on the trumpet – but it's also got a slightly different groove too, thanks to a rhythm team that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The Kelly trio approach makes for a nice change from the Blakey mode – and Shorter more than follows suit by blowing some wonderfully well-crafted solos, and working in a more introspective soul mode – really pointing the way towards his later genius as a leader on Blue Note. Shorter also emerges as a heck of a great writer too – contributing 5 great original tracks to the set, titles that include "Blues A La Carte", "Harry's Last Stand", "Black Diamond", "Pug Nose", and "Down in The Depths". CD

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Joe SimonChokin Kind – The Sound Stage 7 Collection ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Airline, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 18.99
Some of the greatest work ever from soul singer Joe Simon – presented here in a full package for the first time ever! Simon's an artist with countless great work to his name – including early singles for Fame and Vee Jay, and later hits for the Spring label in the 70s – but to us, his work for the Sound Stage 7 label may well be his best – as it offers up a pure, proud Simon really standing at the crossroads of soul music – twisting together many different strands with effortless ease! The style here is still more southern than Joe's later work, but there's also a hipper, tighter vibe going on too – one that even makes some of the more country-styled moments come across like nobody else, with an expansive range that might have the sophistication and class of Jerry Butler one minute, and the raspier charm of Bobby Womack the next. This 36 track set is the deepest dig we've ever seen into Simon's years at the label – and is filled with great tracks that include "No Sad Songs", "Dreamin", "Can't Find No Happiness", "Long Hot Summer", "Too Many Rivers", "Nine Pound Steel", "Teenager's Prayer", "It's Too Late", "Misty Blue", "The Chokin Kind", "Moon Walk", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "Help Yourself", "Baby Don't Be Looking In My Mind", "Misty Blue", and lots more! CD

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Mark SoskinLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Pianist Mark Soskin's been making music for the past few decades, but emerges here with a wonderfully fresh sound in the setting of the Live At Smalls series – working in this open, unbridled way that seems to bring forth some of his best solos in years, and show off some wonderful group energy too! Mark balances between lyrical, introspective passages and some more dynamic flights on the piano – and works here with a combo that features Jay Anderson on bass and Anthony Pinciotti on drums, plus some bolder tenor from Rich Perry, whose presence really gives the album a deeper current of soul! The choice of material is compelling, too – tunes by Monk, Stanley Cowell, Wayne Shorter, and Miles Davis – often introduced by Soskin in this gentle way, then set fire by the rest of the group. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Cal Massey", "Blackberry Winter", "In A Silent Way", "Miyako", and "Think Of One". CD

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George WallingtonGeorge Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A real standout in the catalog of pianist George Wallington – a very cooking live set, recorded at the Cafe Bohemia with an expanded quintet! The record supposedly showcases Wallington's style (or gimmick) – called "The Peck", and explained as a series of incomplete phrases from the players – but to us, this approach is just prime 50s hardbop at its most inventive – a mode that might be dubbed "call and response", in which players trade lines back and forth with great dynamism and energy! Players here are all very well suited to the task – and include Donald Byrd on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all working with great boppish fire on a set of tunes that include "Sweet Blanche", "Minor March", "Jay Mac's Crib", and "Bohemia After Dark". CD

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Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to do it right – sporting a connection to the fellow early oughties funk standard bearers Poets Of Rhythm that you can certainly hear in some of the album's more stoned-out grooves – and like that hip combo, the Whitefield Brothers maintain a strong mix of classic funky modes, with just the right touches of professional trippiness to push the whole thing over the top. An instant classic from El Michels, Bosco Mann, Neal Sugarman, Jay Whitefield and others who fly the flag for classic style underground funk – with tracks that include "Rampage", "Prowlin", "In The Raw", "Sol Walk", "Eji", "Thunderbird", "Weiya", and "Yakuba". CD

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VariousClub Soul Vol 1 – The Scene Club – Ham Yard London 1963 to 1966 ... CD
Charly (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A stunning look at a legendary London club of the 60s – a CD that's brimming over with the American soul that made it groove so great back in the day! The set does a great job of showing the roots both of Northern soul, and the UK mod scene – as most of the work here is from that early cusp of soul – when R&B still figured strongly into the mix, and the groove also had some strong inflections from blues and jazz as well! CD features 28 smoking tracks – including "Ain't That Loving You Baby" by Jimmy Reed, "Jaywalking" by The Upsetters, "Who Can I Run To" by Geri Hall, "I'll Take One" by Harold Burrage, "Song Called Soul" by Gene Chandler, "Let The Good Times Roll" by Alvin Robinson, "Question" by Roscoe Shelton, and "I've Got A Claim On You" by Betty Everett. CD

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VariousFunky Kingston – Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet funky, funky reggae from the deep vaults of Trojan! It's a non-stop jam with 20 hot numbers so get ready for the get down – whether it's smokin' originals like Toots & the Maytals "Funky Kingston" or "Funky, Funky", poppin' remakes like the reggae take on Kool & the Gang's "Funky Stuff" by The Chosen Few, the Meters' "Look A Py Py" by Lloyd Charmers & the Hippy Boys or Jean Knight's "Mr Big Stuff" by Tomorrow's Children, plus numbers like Lee Perry's "Jungle Lion" that integrates a fat Memphis horn line courtesy Al Green, this set grooves like nobody's business. Other cuts on this sweet set of funky 45 nuggets include Zap Pow "Soul Revival", The Jay Boys "Splendour Splassh", Ken Boothe's "Is It Because I'm Black?", Phyllis Dillon "Woman Of The Ghetto", A Darker Shade Of Black "Ball Of Confusion", Bob Marley & The Wailers "Soul Almighty", Lloyd Charmers "Shaft" and Lloyd Williams' "Funky Beat". CD

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