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KoKo PopSecrets Of Lonely Boys ... LP
Motown, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Koko TaylorLive From Chicago – An Audience With The Queen ... CD
Alligator, 1987. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Koko TaylorMighty Love/Instant Everything ... 7-inch
Yambo, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure single from Koko – featuring 2 tracks written by Willie Dixon! "Mighty Love" is a slow bluesy number – a bit like Etta James, with horns sweeping up in the background, and a chorus supporting Koko on the lyrics. The real charmer, though, is "Instant Everything" – an upbeat bit of funky blues – nicely chunky on the drums, and with a slightly wry lyric that goes nicely with the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Koko TaylorQueen Of The Blues ... CD
Alligator, 1985. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Koko TaylorRoyal Blue ... CD
Alligator, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Marker through barcode.)

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✨✧ Koko TaylorWhat It Takes – The Chess Years ... CD
Chess, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Landmark work by one of the hippest gals on the Chicago scene of the past 50 years – blues singer Koko Taylor, an artist who also had a heck of a lot of soul as well! Titles include "I Got What It Takes", "Um Huh My Baby", "Twenty Nine Ways", "I Don't Care Who Knows", "Blue Prelude", "What Came First The Egg Or The Hen", "Insane Asylum", "Wang Dang Doodle", and "Bills Bills & More Bills". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Koko TaylorEarthshaker ... LP
Alligator, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Koko TaylorForce Of Nature ... CD
Alligator, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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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 ... $8.99 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. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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Luther IngramMy Honey & Me/I Can't Stop ... 7-inch
Koko, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Luther IngramTo The Other Man (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Koko, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Luther IngramI've Been Here All The Time ... LP
Koko, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous set from Luther Ingram – proof that the singer had way more to offer than just his famous southern soul singles! The record's got a really deep feel from the start – kind of a slow-burning sound that moves way past easy soul music styles, and offers up Ingram as one of the most mature singers of his generation. The Bar-Kays handle some of the backings, and they're also quite good here too – much rootsier at times than on their own records, but still with a hint of funk as well. Titles include "Ghetto Train", "I'll Just Call You Honey", "Since You Don't Want Me", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Be Good To Me Baby", "Ain't That Loving You", and "You Were Made For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousWillie Dixon – Working On The Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Cobra/Blues Interactions (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD
Mercury, 1957/1958. Used ... $9.99
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". CD also features 4 bonus cuts – "Anthropology", "Tune Up", "This Time The Dream's On Me", and "Raoul". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good ... $19.99
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. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Yardbird Suite".)
Also available Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD 9.99

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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VariousAnthologie Twist Francais 1961 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
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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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 5 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The set's billed as "the perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach", but it's way more than that – and besides, when we always used to go to the beach, all the radios were always blaring classic rock or mainstream pop – and this collection is way way deeper than that! Guts have hand-picked all the tracks themselves – and the music is a sweet blend of jazzy and groovy styles from around the world – with an especially strong representation of the kind of post-colonial sounds that broke big on the European scene in the early 80s, served up here in tunes from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Martinique, Malaysia, and other points global! Titles include a great soca remake of "Sweetest Taboo" by Rebles – plus "Tonight" by Sookie with Jeannine Otis, "LA Nights" by Yasuko Agawa, "Sweet Dole" by Andre Marie Tala, "Lite Low" by Tyna Onwudiwe, "And We'll Make Love" by Ricardo Marrero & The Group, "Femmes Pays Douces" by Raphael Toine, "Teardrops & Wine" by Salero, "War For Ground" by Momo Joseph, "Pasto" by Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language, "I Need You Now" by Robert Riggins, "Dreams Of Love" by Claude Genteuil, and "Si T'Es Mal Dans Ta Peau" by Koko Ateba. CD

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VariousEncore For The Chicago Blues ... LP
Spivey, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Features songs performed by Muddy Waters, Harvey Hill, Koko Taylor, Memphis Slim, Babe Stovall, Big Joe Williams, Olive Brown, JB Lenoir, Washboard Sam, Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon, John Hammond, Jr., John Henry Barbee, Viola Wells, Homesick James, and Roosevelt Sykes. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton's Charlie Parker Project 1993 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1993. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Not necessarily the bebop fest that you might expect from the title, but a wonderful extrapolation of earlier jazz ideas shaped by the musical vision of Athony Braxton! The tunes here are all originals by Charlie Parker – plus a few more by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis – all older bop standards that are used as vehicles for freer expression by a group that includes Braxton on reeds, Ari Brown on tenor and soprano saxes, Paul Smoker on trumpet, Misha Mengelberg on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and either Han Bennink or Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. Some of the numbers are taken in a relatively classic bebop mode, but others move into territory that's much freer and more concerned with sound and texture – as you might hear in some of Braxton's own compositions. The mix of modes is really wonderful – swinging between poles of jazz in a way that reminds us of some of Braxton's best 70s recordings. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Dewey Square", "Klactoveesedstene", "An Oscar For Treadwell", "Bebop", "Bongo Bop", "Yardbird Suite", and "Koko". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Various2120 South Michigan – Great Blues From Chicago's Chess Records ... CD
Chess/ARC, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Jimmy Rogers, Memphis Slim, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Little Walker, JB Lenoir, Sonny Boy Williamson, Floyd Dixon, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor & more. CD
(Promotional release.)

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✨✧ VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 5 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The set's billed as "the perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach", but it's way more than that – and besides, when we always used to go to the beach, all the radios were always blaring classic rock or mainstream pop – and this collection is way way deeper than that! Guts have hand-picked all the tracks themselves – and the music is a sweet blend of jazzy and groovy styles from around the world – with an especially strong representation of the kind of post-colonial sounds that broke big on the European scene in the early 80s, served up here in tunes from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Martinique, Malaysia, and other points global! Titles include a great soca remake of "Sweetest Taboo" by Rebles – plus "Tonight" by Sookie with Jeannine Otis, "LA Nights" by Yasuko Agawa, "Sweet Dole" by Andre Marie Tala, "Lite Low" by Tyna Onwudiwe, "And We'll Make Love" by Ricardo Marrero & The Group, "Femmes Pays Douces" by Raphael Toine, "Teardrops & Wine" by Salero, "War For Ground" by Momo Joseph, "Pasto" by Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language, "I Need You Now" by Robert Riggins, "Dreams Of Love" by Claude Genteuil, and "Si T'Es Mal Dans Ta Peau" by Koko Ateba. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Beach Diggin' Vol 5 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts ... CD 13.99
 
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KokotobFlying Heart ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A really unusual combination of instruments – or, that is, a familiar combination – but used here in really unusual ways! The group features Taiko Saito on vibes and marimba, Niko Meinhold on piano, and Tobias Schirmer on clarinet and bass clarinet – and all instruments are often used at the gentlest side of their sonic range – so that the flow of the tones together is almost more important than the performance of any individual member – always tuneful, even when dark – but also extremely creative in the way the sounds are put together! We're used to hearing modern clarinet players work with unusual phrasings from the time of Jimmy Giuffre onward – but we've never heard that instrument combined this way with piano and vibes – with a sound that reminds us that the right players can always unlock new possibilities from familiar instruments. Titles include "Wellen", "Etude In Eb", "Snow Moon Flower", "Bikkuri", "Komodo No Kodomo", and "Feldmannchen". CD

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Raji Owonikoko & His Apala GroupKwara System Originator ... LP
Olumo, 1976. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover has some wear & aging. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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VerdiI Vespri Siciliani – Maria Callas/Mafalda Masini/Giorgio Kokolis Bardi/Enzo Mascherini/Boris Christoff/Kleiber ... CD
Archipel (Germany), 1951. Used 3CD ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Casey Bill Weldon/Kokomo ArnoldBottleneck Guitar Trend Setters Of The 1930s ... CD
Yazoo, Mid 30s. Used ... $8.99
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! CD

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✨✧ Eugen CiceroRokoko-Jazz ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Honi GordonHoni Gordon Sings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $12.99
An excellent – and obscure – session of female vocals from the 50s! Singer Honi Gordon was part of a harmony group, The Gordons, who sung with Charles Mingus briefly in the 50s – and that modernist tradition is kept strongly in this, her one solo LP. The record's got some extremely strong accompaniment, in a Mingus-esque vein, by Jaki Byard and Ken McIntyre – and although Honi's style is sultry, it's also got a dark edge that really makes the album stand out from other vocal sessions of the time. Tracks include "Strollin'", "My Kokomo", "Cupid", and "Walkin' (Out the Door)". CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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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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VariousDynamite Group Sounds Volume 28 ... CD
Dynamite (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha – the earlier hard-hitting soulster, and the developing vocalist with a rich talent for more sophisticated material. The album features the anthemic title cut in Aretha's famous version – plus the sample favorite "Rock Steady", the mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby WatsonUrban Renewal ... CD
Kokopelli, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoother album than usual for Bobby – still filled with great original compositions, but done in a way that adds in more electric playing than before – especially on the keyboard and guitar tip. The sound isn't really that much in the vein of the Bobby Watson we love – even though you can still hear him working some nice solo moments in the background somewhere – and overall, although the album's got a few high spots, it's a bit too slick for our taste. Titles include "Hi Tech Trap", "Lou B", "Agaya", "Beattitudes", "Love/Hate", "Here's To You Babe", and "PD On Great Jones Street". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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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 light wear.)

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✨✧ John RenbournFaro Annie ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some guest vocals from Dorris Henderson – and titles include "Kokomo Blues", "Little Sadie", "Shake Shake Mama", 'The Cuckoo","Willy O Winsbury", "Faro Annie", and "Come On In My Kitchen". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Caribbean ... CD
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy ... 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

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Carribean ... LP
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... 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. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HiroshimaHiroshima/Odori ... CD
Arista/Vocalion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousClassical Gassers – Pop Gems Inspired By The Great Composers ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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