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Koko TaylorI Got What It Takes ... LP
Alligator, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Sonet.)

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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. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ KoKo PopKoKo Pop ... LP
Motown, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Tommy TateMore Power To You/I Ain't Gonna Worry ... 7-inch
Koko, 1972. Very Good- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has price sticker remnants.)
 
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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsCheck E ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... $11.99
A nice side of JuJu from the originator of the Afro-pop style, with layers of gently bubbling guitars and percussion underneath some sweet pentatonic melodies. 8 pieces in all on the African only release, including "Omo Se Koko", "O-Wo-Wo Obele", "Odun Titun" and "Eni Jesu We". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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John CorbettMicrogroove – Forays Into Other Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $20.99 28.95
A treasure trove of writings from John Corbett – known for the past few decades for his strong contributions to Downbeat and The Wire magazines – as well as his work as a label owner, record producer, liner note author, art critic, radio DJ, and countless other cultural efforts – a nearly non-stop legacy of great work in the musical underground – with an energy level that's reflected strongly in the contents of this book! The volume is over 450 pages long – and brings together interviews, cultural criticism, historical research, essays, and even more philosophical pieces – on subjects who range from Sun Ra, to Steve Lacy, Koko Taylor, Joe Harriott, David Grubbs, Misha Mengelberg, Anthony Braxton, Milford Graves, Peter Brotzmann, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, Liz Phair, Raymond Scott, and countless others – as well as pieces on the shape of a record, creative listening, cartoon soundtracks, record collecting, and other compelling topics. The pieces are all very well-written – surprisingly deep, yet often free of heady jargon – and the book also includes a great "recommended listening" section, full of suggestions for music to open up your ears. Book includes some black and white photos, and is softcover and full of great bits! Book

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Manfredo FestManifestations ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". Sweet reissue – in book-style cover, with new liner notes and an interview with Jerry Peters. CD

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(White label promo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Don & DeweyDon & Dewey ... CD
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest doo wop duos from the 50s – a pair of singers who arguably paved the way for countless male soul duets in the 60s, given their dynamic energy! Titles include "Jungle Hop", "Pink Champagne", "The Letter", "Mammer Jammer", "Koko Joe", and "Justine". CD

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✨✧ Yusef LateefInto Something ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Yusef Lateef – and like the rest of his best albums from the time, an incredible blend of hardbop, soul jazz, and some really wonderful exotic touches! Lateef plays a bit of oboe on the album – sounding really weird and snakey over laidback orientalist rhythms on the album's most out there tracks. On other tunes he picks up tenor, grooving more straight ahead, and also hits a bit of flute for the more gentle moments. The group's a quartet – with Barry Harris on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "P. Bouk", "Koko's Tune", "Water Pistol", and "Rasheed". CD

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✨✧ Earl Palmer & OthersBackbeat – The World's Greatest Rock N Roll Drummer ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as the mighty Earl Palmer has handled the drums on countless rock and soul classics – and also cut some great records on his own! And while Earl's got a huge legacy that even extends through studio work in the 70s, and famous projects with David Axelrod – this set concentrates on the key contributions that Palmer made towards establishing the groove on the LA scene of the late 50s – served up here in a set of key recordings for labels like Aladdin, Specialty, Modern, and Class – which all have Palmer on drums – either behind a heavy soul singer, or leading an instrumental group on his own. The set's got a whopping 30 titles in all – all heavy stompers – and tracks include "Drum Village (parts 1 & 2)" and "Johnny's House Party (parts 1 & 2)" by Earl Palmer – plus "Rockville USA" by The Turks, "Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn, "I'm Beggin With Tears" by Eddie Lang, "Mad About You" by Richard Berry, "Don't Feel Sorry For Me" by Jimmy Beasley, "King Kong" by Big T Tyler, "Koko" by Don & Dewey, "Jerry Jerry" by Artie Wilson, "Red Hot Rockin Blues" by Jesse James, and "In The Mood" by Ernie Fields – plus some other big hits you'll certainly recognize, but maybe not in this context! CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... 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! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mia Doi ToddGea ... CD
City Zen, 2008. Used ... $7.99
A set of sweetly spun psych folk tunes from Mia Doi Todd – really intimate stuff that's hypnotic and moving all the way! Mia's working here in a earthy story song mode, playing guitars and a gentle wave of harmonium all the way through the record – laid down wondfully by producer Carlos Nino with accompaniment by Josh Abrams on bass, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola and violin, and some additional accompaniment of flute, oboe and horns. Nice! Titles include "River Of Live/The Yes Song", "Night Of A Thousand Kisses", "Big Bad Wolf & Black Widow Spiders", "Sleepless Nights", "Esperar Es Caro", "Kokoro", "Can I Borrow You?", "In The End", "Old World New World". CD

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✨✧ Little FeatDown On The Farm ... LP
Warner, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last album of the 70s by Little Feat – and it's a strange one! On one hand, Little Feat is revisiting some of their country rock and New Orleans-inspired songs of years past – as well as the self-conciously oddball humor. But they're also working in a tighter, leaner and cleaner studio sound than on the previous albums. Includes "Down On The Farm", "Six Feet Of Snow", "Front Page News", "Wake Up Dreaming", "Be One Now", "Kokomo", "Perfect Imperfection" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ KokoloWay Up (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... 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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