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Koko TaylorForce Of Nature ... CD
Alligator, 1993. Used ... $1.99
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Koko TaylorQueen Of The Blues ... CD
Alligator, 1985. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Koko TaylorOld School ... CD
Alligator, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Luther IngramI Don't Want To Be Right – The KoKo Singles Vol 2 ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A sublime second chapter in the career of Memphis soul singer Luther Ingram – one of the greatest talents of his generation, represented here by some of his best work ever! Ingram first got his start doing rougher, more fragile soul tunes – but by the time of these 70s recordings, he'd really found his voice – and hit a more confident, more sensuous style that could easily go head to head with Al Green or any of his southern soul contemporaries. There's a key Stax connection to most of the material here, but the sound's a bit different too – thanks to the production efforts of Koko label head Johnny Baylor, who gives Ingram a sound that's nicely apart from the pack. The booklet features a really in-depth look at the music – 14 pages of track-by-track notes on the tunes – and the CD features 19 singles recorded over most of the mid 70s. Titles include "Missing You", "Puttin Game Down", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", "Always", "Help Me Love", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", "Ain't Good For Nothing", "These Are The Things", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", "I Like The Feeling", "I'm Gonna Be The Best Thing", "Do You Love Somebody", "Get To Me", "How I Miss My Baby", and "You Were Made For Me". CD

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Tommy TateI'm So Satisfied – The Complete KoKo Recordings & More ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Incredible southern soul from Tommy Tate – work recorded in the 70s for the Koko label, a good deal of which was never issued at the time! Koko never released a full album by Tommy back in the 70s – just a smattering of singles – so although his talents are mighty, he's been somewhat more lost to time in comparison to other labelmates at Koko or Stax – which is a goddamn shame, considering the brilliance of this work! Tommy's got a slight rasp in his vocals – just a touch, but the right amount to score a nice edge and a really distinctive quality that really sets him apart – especially in the sweeter moments. There's a style here that really gets to the heart of the matter – pushing past popular cliches in southern soul, and still showing that even as the 70s wore on, there were folks like Tate who could always make a record come out great. CD features 20 tracks in all – singles issued on Koko, other titles that only appeared later on a P-Vine CD, and even a few early numbers done for Stax with The Nightingales. Titles include "School Of Life", "Sanity", "Revelations", "I Ain't Gonna Worry", "Just A Little Overcome", "Identity", "It's A Bad Situation", "Hardtimes SOS", "If You Got To Love Somebody", and "More Power To You". CD
Also available I'm So Satisfied – The Complete KoKo Recordings & More ... CD 10.99

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Tommy TateI'm So Satisfied – The Complete KoKo Recordings & More ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Incredible southern soul from Tommy Tate – work recorded in the 70s for the Koko label, a good deal of which was never issued at the time! Koko never released a full album by Tommy back in the 70s – just a smattering of singles – so although his talents are mighty, he's been somewhat more lost to time in comparison to other labelmates at Koko or Stax – which is a goddamn shame, considering the brilliance of this work! Tommy's got a slight rasp in his vocals – just a touch, but the right amount to score a nice edge and a really distinctive quality that really sets him apart – especially in the sweeter moments. There's a style here that really gets to the heart of the matter – pushing past popular cliches in southern soul, and still showing that even as the 70s wore on, there were folks like Tate who could always make a record come out great. CD features 20 tracks in all – singles issued on Koko, other titles that only appeared later on a P-Vine CD, and even a few early numbers done for Stax with The Nightingales. Titles include "School Of Life", "Sanity", "Revelations", "I Ain't Gonna Worry", "Just A Little Overcome", "Identity", "It's A Bad Situation", "Hardtimes SOS", "If You Got To Love Somebody", and "More Power To You". CD
Also available I'm So Satisfied – The Complete KoKo Recordings & More ... CD 8.99
 
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Luther IngramAbsolutely The Best Of Luther Ingram – If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right ... CD
Koko/Fuel 2000, 1970s. Used ... $8.99
Genius work from Luther Ingram – a singer who helped take southern soul to a whole new level during the 70s! This sweet collection of material definitely lives up to its title promise – as it pulls together nearly every important cut by Luther, all produced by Johnny Baylor with this low-burning flame that works beautifully for Ingram's sophisticated vocal approach. Luther's got a great way of balancing personal pain with positive energy – as you'll hear on cuts like "Ain't That Loving You", "Pity For The Lonely", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", "Missing You", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", and "Do You Love Somebody". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... LP
Koko, 1972. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for southern soul in the 70s – sweetly sad vocals from Luther right out front of the mix, supported with bubbling backings that ooze sex throughout – and a message of pride in the face of love that had an undeniable impact on a whole generation. The rest of the album's equally great – done with slightly fuller backings at times, and a more familiar Memphis soul groove at others – a perfect showcase for the mighty talents of Ingram at this high point of his career. In addition to "If Loving You Is Wrong", other titles include "Dying & Crying", "I Remember", "I Can't Stop", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", and "I'll Be Your Shelter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Photo on back is fully intact!)
 
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ExcitementsBreaking The Rule ... CD
Penniman (Spain), 2016. Used ... $9.99
The Excitements are a group who really live up to their name – with a hard-romping approach to soul that kicks in right from the very first note, then keeps on burning strong – thanks to excellent lead vocals from singer Koko Jean Davis! Koko's got this unbridled sound that reminds us a lot of Tina Turner in her early years – a reference that's enforced by a cool photo of Davis in action that's included with the record – and although these guys hail from Spain, they've got a sound that's all-American all the way through – on titles that include "The Mojo Train", "Wild Dog", "Take It Back", "Back To Memphis", "Hold On Together", "Chicken Pickin", and "Everything Is Better Since You've Gone". CD

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Willie MabonShake That Thing ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1973. New Copy ... $7.99
A great date from this legendary Chicago musician – an artist who recorded in the early days for Chess Records, then seemed to find his most welcome recording home overseas on albums like this! The material is from a 1973 session in France, but has all the grit and growl of a Chicago recording – with Willie on vocals, piano, and a bit of harmonica – and some sweet electric lines on guitar from the team of Louis Myers on lead, and Jimmy Rogers on rhythm – alongside Dave Myers on bass and Fred Below on drums. There's almost a slight current of funk at times, which Willie emphasizes with his piano in a great way – and titles include "Got To Have Some", "Shake That Thing", "Poison Ivy", "I'm Mad", "Lover Girl", "I Enjoyed Myself In Pau", "Hungry", and "Hey Girl". CD features a number of unissued tracks – including a few recorded at the same time in The Netherlands with guest vocals on one track by Koko Taylor! CD

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Orchestra BaobabNight At Club Baobab – Senegalese Dance Music Of The 70s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A tremendous compilation of rare work by one of the hippest African groups of the 70s – the mighty Orchestra Baobab, a combo who wove together many different strands of jazz, funk, and soul! The tunes here are all live ones – recorded in the mid 70s in the group's home turf at Club Baobab, and often done in a looser, more open mode than some of their better-known sessions – a perfect setting for the complicated rhythms, snakey horn parts, and soulful vocals that emerge as the set moves on! A few tracks here get nice and funky – funkier than even we would have expected from the group – and others maintain a compellingly creative sound that really keeps things interesting, with plenty of exotic overtones and otherworldly styles! The whole thing's great – way more than just a collection of 70s Afro Funk, and a record that's nicely links up the worlds of both Fela and Mulatu through its creative interplay of sounds. CD features 13 tracks that include "Jin Ma Jin Ma", "Souleymane", "Saf Mana Dem", "Kelen Ati Leen", "Seeri Koko", "Liti Liti", "Dirarabi", "On Verra", "Cabral", "Wango", "Sey", and "Yolanda". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerGenius Of Charlie Parker ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Good+ ... $14.99
This record collects some unreleased takes as well as some original masters of some of his better known recordings. Included on this collection are "Bird Gets The Worm", "Bluebird", "Klaunstance", "Barbados", "Merry Go Round", "Chasing The Bird", "Koko", "Perhaps", "Warming Up A Riff", "Slim's Jam", "Popity Pop", "Dizzy Boogie", and "Flat Foot Floogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear, with fully split top & bottom seams.)

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good ... $24.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 15 – Jump To Addis ... CD
Buda (France), 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Another striking volume in the always-great Ethiopiques series – this one a recent concert, done in honor of, and in the style of, the music on the previous volumes! The set was recorded in Addis Ababa in 2001, and is filled with some really great rhythms, snakey grooves, and some ultra-cool sax work that really sets a great tone for the album. Most tracks have vocals, either by solo singers or ensembles – trading back and forth in a call/response style that also adds a lot to the evocative feel of the record. Titles include "Bati", "Segota 1", "Segota 2", "Koko", "Belomi Benna", "Medo Hane", and "Ambassel". CD

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VariousWillie Dixon – Working On The Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Cobra/Blues Interactions (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Includes music from Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, Harold Burrage, Betty Everett, Elmore James, JR Wells, Willie Mabon, Koko Taylor & more. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story ... CD
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAnthologie Twist Francais 1961 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy sounds from 60s France, plus a few Canadian tracks too – all numbers that take off in the globally-popular twist style of the time, but which feature French language lyrics in the lead! The "twist" here is taken in a nicely wide way – more romping rockers that draw plenty of inspiration from the American scene at the start of the 60s – upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor, but also served up with modes that point the way towards modder French pop to come! A number of cuts are French remakes of American tunes, but others are originals – and as the set moves on, there's also a number of instrumental groovers too. As always with this label, the package is huge – 75 titles in all, plus notes in English too – for titles that include "Danse Le Twist Avec Moi" by Johnny Hallyday, "Twist A Saint Tropez" by Chats Sauvages, "Ali Baba Twist" by Koko, "Twist Twist Senora" by Burt Blanca, "En Dansant Le Twist" by Gillian Hills, "La Lecon De Twist" by Nancy Holloway, "Capital Twist" by Tremolos, "Twist Contre Twist" by Jean Roger & Denise Filiatrault, Twister" by Guy Roger, "Ya Ya Twist" by Petula Clark, "Twisting Baby" by Jacky Seven", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousDeep & Gritty – The Sound Of The City Vol 6 – Chicago Part 2 ... CD
Sounds Good To Me, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes material from Andrew Jeffrey, Betty Bibbs, Chuck Bernard, McKinley Mitchell, Koko Taylor, Barbara Hall, Trudy Johnson, Joe & Mack, Willie Parker, and Barbara Acklin. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlues Masters Volume 17 – More Postmodern Blues ... CD
Rhino, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Little Milton, James Cotton, Albert King, Johnny Copeland, The Robert Cray Band, WC Clark, Snooks Eaglin, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, and Larry Garner. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 95 – Annual Southern Music Issue – Visions Of The Blues (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The 18th fantastic annual music issue of the Oxford American – a yearly event that's come to be treasured by folks 'round these parts – both for the writing, and the always-great compilation CD that's packaged inside! The issue's got a special focus on southern blues, both past and present – and features a great range of articles that include an article on Piedmont blues, slide guitar, Bob Dylan's early blues, Big Mama Thornton, Guitar Shorty, CeDell Davis, Bonnie Raitt, and other artists – plus excellent longer features that include Amanda Petrusich on the Tokyo Blues scene, Zandria F Robinson on the shape of Daddy's hurt, John Jeremiah Sullivan on New Albany, and Daphne Brooks on a blueswoman's prerogative. There's also added fiction, features, and other writings that really make for a hell of a jam-packed issue – plus a CD with 23 tracks by Koko Taylor, Allen Toussaint, Charley Patton, Bobby Rush, Geeshie Wiley, Barbara Dane, CeDell Davis, Regina Carter, Etta James, John Fahey, Adia Victoria, Gil Scott-Heron, and others. Magazine

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✨✧ ExcitementsBreaking The Rule ... CD
Penniman (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Excitements are a group who really live up to their name – with a hard-romping approach to soul that kicks in right from the very first note, then keeps on burning strong – thanks to excellent lead vocals from singer Koko Jean Davis! Koko's got this unbridled sound that reminds us a lot of Tina Turner in her early years – a reference that's enforced by a cool photo of Davis in action that's included with the record – and although these guys hail from Spain, they've got a sound that's all-American all the way through – on titles that include "The Mojo Train", "Wild Dog", "Take It Back", "Back To Memphis", "Hold On Together", "Chicken Pickin", and "Everything Is Better Since You've Gone". CD
Also available Breaking The Rule ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerGenius Of Charlie Parker ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This record collects some unreleased takes as well as original masters of some of his better known recordings. Included on this collection are "Bird Gets The Worm", "Bluebird", "Klaunstance", "Barbados", "Merry Go Round", "Chasing The Bird", "Koko", "Perhaps", "Warming Up A Riff", "Slim's Jam", "Popity Pop", "Dizzy Boogie", and "Flat Foot Floogie". CD
Also available Genius Of Charlie Parker ... LP 14.99
 
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Kokomo ArnoldOld Original Kokomo Blues ... CD
Catfish, 1930s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Eugen CiceroRokoko-Jazz ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the greatest jazz-meets-classical albums from pianist Eugen Cicero – thanks to a good amount of Rokoko in the grooves! The more flowery, flourishing style of the Rokoko era proves to be a perfect foil for Cicero's incredible approach to the keys – one that lets him bring even more complicated touches to the piano, while still working with tightly jazzy rhythms from the team of Peter Witte on bass and Charlie Antolini on drums! Witte and Antolini are great throughout – keeping things tight and focused, and making the record way more than a virtuostic exploration of classical themes. As much a jazz record as the best Swingle Singers sides from the 60s – with titles that include a great original called "Bach's Softly Sunrise", plus Bach's "Solfeggio C Moll", Couperin's "L'Adoslecente", and Scarlatti's "Sonate C-Dur". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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✨✧ KokoloWay Up (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer funky single from Kokolo – one that manages to weave iAfrofunk, a bit of 70s style soundtrack mood, and even pays props to golden age hip hop! "Way Up" starts with a sinister little guitar bit to set the mood, before rolling into the funky drums & percussion, bass and horns! The vocals include a tip of the hat to Tribe Called Quest – and the instrumental is on the flip. An all around excellent funky tune from Kokolo & co! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Casey Bill Weldon/Kokomo ArnoldBottleneck Guitar Trend Setters Of The 1930s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Yazoo, Mid 30s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great document of an amazing blues tradition – bottleneck guitar, offered up here in a host of original 78s from the 30s! The style is one that was co-opted often in later years, but is presented here at its roots – with a nice, gritty feel overall – and use of the mode that's still pretty darn fresh, and free of cliche. Side one features tracks by Casey Bill Weldon – including "Hitch Me To Your Buggy", "Back Door Blues", "Lady Doctor Blues", "The Big Boat", and "Go Ahead Buddy" – and side two features cuts by Kokomo Arnold, including "Salty Dog", "Feels So Good", "Busy Bootin", "The Twelves", and "I'll Be Up Someday". Great Robert Crumb cover – and the usual detailed Yazoo notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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HiroshimaHiroshima ... CD
Arista, 1979. Used ... $9.99
The classic first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". CD
(Out of print.)

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HiroshimaHiroshima/Odori ... CD
Arista/Vocalion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Two sweet sets from Hiroshima – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". Odori is a wicked blend of jazz and soul from Hiroshima – a group who've got the smooth blend of styles we love in some of the import-only fusion dates that were coming from Japan in the late 70s! The group's got a few light touches that emphasize their Pacific roots – including light flute lines and touches of koto and shamisen, but often used in more subtle ways than on earlier Japanese albums that mixed these rootsy elements with jazz – and the overall vibe here is one that's got plenty of appeal to fans of crossover fusion from the time, especially the kind with a strong current of soul! There's a bit of vocals on the record, too – and titles include "Winds Of Change", "Odori", "Echoes", "Cruisin J-Town", "Fortune Teller", and "Shinto". CD

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Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ricardo SilveiraStoryteller ... CD
Kokopelli, 1995. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAntilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Carribean ... LP
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
The French Antilles have been a huge source of influence on the global scene of the past few decades – especially during the big years of the zouk explosion, which opened up the island grooves to a huge global audience! But there's a much richer history of Antilles music that doesn't always get exposure – and part of that is presented here, in a beautiful batch of 70s material that paves the way towards 80s world music trends – but with earthier examples from the styles of compas and cadence! The rhythms are complex, but immediately compelling too – often upbeat and infectious, and in some spots touched by a bit of a 70s funk influence too – and most numbers have horn parts that are as upbeat and powerful as some of the best salsa work of the time, but turned towards slightly different ends. The grooves have so many different strands of sounds working together at once, the result is completely mindblowing – and the well-chosen tracks on the set are supported with notes in French and English that really illuminate this overlooked history. Titles include "La Vie Musique" by Black Affairs, "Si Bon Di Bon" by Simon Jurad, "Cail La Mande Rouse" by Toto Necessite, "Kokoye" by Combo Creole, "Money First" by Selecta Martinique, "Pale Creole" by Rodrigue Millien & Blagueur, "Coeur A Moin" by Belles Combo, and "Marchande" by Gervais Nerva. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousClassical Gassers – Pop Gems Inspired By The Great Composers ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A really cool set of classic pop songs – and we mean that in more ways than one! The tracks here all borrow a tune from much older classical music compositions – but then turn the material into a springboard for a swinging set of 60s arrangements – music that moves between raw instrumentals to sweet girl group pop – with stops along the way for a bit of soul, garage, and other modes as well! In fact, some of these cuts are so successful with their classical themes, they've often come to be better-known than the originals – at least by folks like us, who were raised more on the sound of the radio than the symphony hall. And if you're worried about things being too sleepy, don't – as the package is really lively, and has all the best punch and sparkle of the Golden Age Of American Pop series from Ace – but maybe even more, given the weirdness of some of these tunes. Titles include "Sabre Dance" by Love Sculpture, "A Groovy Kind Of Love" by The Mindbenders, "Attack" by The Toys, "Asia Minor" by Kokomo, "Goodbye Cruel World" by James Darren, "Nut Rocker" by B Bumble & The Stingers, "Mountain Of Our Love" by Lesley Miller, "She Wears My Ring" by Roy Orbison, "Swan Lake" by The Cats, "My Hero" by Renee St Clair, "Stranger In Paradise" by The Galens, "Peter & The Wolf" by Harpers Bizarre, "Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Shorty Long, and "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers. CD

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Graffiti ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
This 17 track set of rare soul is a great entry in the great Japanese tradition of "free soul" compilations of stuff from the 70's! Perhaps a better title might have been "rare modern soul", because the set brings together a nicely collected batch of tracks from the Sony/Columbia catalog that never show up on CD these days. Some of the tracks might be familiar, but there's also some lost soulful gems from obscure albums that are well worth searching out – and leave it to the Japanese to turn you onto them! Titles include "Let It Go" by Pages, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Making Love" by Herbie Hancock, "Cause You Love Me Baby" by Denice Williams, "Let This River Flow" by Googie & Tom Coppola, "Now (Sweet Lover Man)" by Sharon Redd and Ula Hedvig, "Anytime" by Kokomo, and "I'll Go Where The Music Takes Me" by Tina Charles. Lots more, and a groove that runs from midtempo modern to more club-oriented 70s soul tracks! CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Exposed – 15 Stunning Soul Gems Awaiting Discovery ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2005. Used ... $6.99
A beautifully smooth batch of modern soul tunes – picked not only from recent releases on Expansion Records, but also from a host of great American independents as well! There's a glistening feel here that really links the songs together wonderfully – a unified sound that's warm and mellow, but never too slick or commercial. Compiler Andreas Hellingh clearly has a real love for the music – and even with familiar artists here, he's gone out of his way to track down unusual tunes that really make the set worth owning! Titles include "Thinking About You" by Emel, "So EZ" by Dana Divine, "Let It Go" by Avila Brothers with Shelea, "Do For You" by Heavy, "That Place In My Heart" by Dee Dee Wilde, "Anytime Any Place" by Ane, "No Matter What The Weather May Be" by Denise Tichenor, "When You Need Me" by Dessy Di Lauro, "Dangerous Summer Night" by Maysa Leak, "Slow Jam Of The Year" by Innervoices, "Brother" by Ian Martin, and "How Far Can We Go" by Kokoh. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 4 – Rare Gems From The Ilam Archives 1940 to 1965 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A wonderful wave of music from key years on the South African scene – a time when the postwar influence of other styles were coming into play with local elements – and creating some really fantastic sounds overall! There's a strong dose of jazz and jump blues in some of the performances here – but the overall execution is quite different than the American variety – as the music often has a very different rhythmic approach, and brings in more African styles on guitar, flute, and even some of the vocal cadence as well! The blend is extremely haunting – and a great precursor to the generation of Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, two artists who brought the South African sound to a larger audience in the 60s. All cuts here are from rare 78s from ILAM archives – and titles include "Battle Of The Flues" by Black Duke & Peter Makana, "Egoli Zinyozi" by Alfred Dlezi & Dlamini, "Sabela" by Maphela, "Stamkoko" by Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, "Asinamali" by Alabama Kids, "Lizzy" by Mississippi Brothers, "Ukhiye" by Susan Gabashane & Her Honeybees, and "Black John" by Peter Makana. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Caribbean ... CD
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The French Antilles have been a huge source of influence on the global scene of the past few decades – especially during the big years of the zouk explosion, which opened up the island grooves to a huge global audience! But there's a much richer history of Antilles music that doesn't always get exposure – and part of that is presented here, in a beautiful batch of 70s material that paves the way towards 80s world music trends – but with earthier examples from the styles of compas and cadence! The rhythms are complex, but immediately compelling too – often upbeat and infectious, and in some spots touched by a bit of a 70s funk influence too – and most numbers have horn parts that are as upbeat and powerful as some of the best salsa work of the time, but turned towards slightly different ends. The grooves have so many different strands of sounds working together at once, the result is completely mindblowing – and the well-chosen tracks on the set are supported with notes in French and English that really illuminate this overlooked history. Titles include "La Vie Musique" by Black Affairs, "Si Bon Di Bon" by Simon Jurad, "Cail La Mande Rouse" by Toto Necessite, "Kokoye" by Combo Creole, "Money First" by Selecta Martinique, "Pale Creole" by Rodrigue Millien & Blagueur, "Coeur A Moin" by Belles Combo, and "Marchande" by Gervais Nerva. CD
Also available Antilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Carribean ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousDynamite Group Sounds Volume 28 ... CD
Dynamite (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by the Viscaynes, the Videos, the Tiffanys, the Avalons, the Hepsters, the Kokos, the Rockin' Dukes, the Mello Tones, the Vibrations, the Five Echos & more. CD

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✨✧ Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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✨✧ OsibisaHeads ... LP
MCA, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful third album from Osibisa – and a record that really crystallizes the group's sound into a trademark blend of African roots and more progressive-styled jamming! There's a mode here that's perfect for the cross-cultural London of the post-colonial 70s – a style that brings many strands of music into the capital, and mixes them up with some of the headier styles going down at the time. Bits of highlife echo alongside more tribally-based percussion – but most of the instrumentation on the set also has a strong ear for jazzy changes, especially during the flute and keyboards passages that make the record so great. Titles include "Kokorokoo", "Che Che Kule", "Sweet Sounds", "Sweet America", and "Do You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain along the opening with some flaking on the edge.)

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✨✧ VariousChicago Urban Blues 1923 to 1945 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ida Cox, Hersal Thomas, Sippie Wallace, Pine Top Smith, Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, Lil Johnson, Harlem Hamfats, Kokomo Arnold & more. CD
 
 
 



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