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Emanuela CampanaFortissimo ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
A sweetly sultry singer – and one whose style will grab you nicely, even if you don't understand Italian! The style here is laidback and jazzy – with a warm glow that comes from some very well-crafted arrangements – sometimes with a bit of bossa in the rhythms, sometimes kind of a soulful 70s vibe – often very mellow, but in a way that lets the voice of Emanuela Campana really open up and glow! The set features a great remake of Morricone's classic "Metti Una Sera A Cena" – plus "D'Improvviso", "Cu'Mme", "Brividi", "El La Chiamano Estate (Papik disco rmx)", "All Around The World", and "La Voglia La Pazzia". CD

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✨✧ Brothers Candoli (Pete & Conte Candoli)Jazzin Around (aka 2 For The Money) ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the harder to find 50s sessions from LA jazz brothers Pete & Conte Candoli – a twin-trumpet album with rhythm from Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and Frank Capp on drums! The tracks are a clean extension of mid 50s LA cool jazz – blown with a bit more edge, and perhaps a looser feel than some of the brothers' earlier work – and nicely swinging overall. Titles include "Splanky", "Riffs For Rosie", "Doodlin", "Blueing Boogie", and "Richard Diamond's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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CarnivalCarnival ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The Carnival only ever managed to cut this one album – but it's a sweet sweet masterpiece of bossa-styled harmony pop – with loads of light rhythms, jazzy riffing, and some incredible sunshine pop touches that seem to push the sound even farther than Sergio Mendes could have hoped! This album features a killer version of "Laia Ladaia", plus the tracks "Canto De Carnival", "Love So Fine", "Reach Out For Me", "The Word", "Walk On By", and "Turn Turn Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordSelf Determination Music ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. Used ... $8.99
A landmark recording – one of a handful of early documents of the avant garde LA scene, featuring a nimble quartet headed up by the inventive frontline of John Carter on reeds and Bobby Bradford on trumpet, over the fluid rhythm team of Tom Williamson on bass and Chicago expatriate Bruz Freeman on drums! Carter and Bradford's energetic approach followed its own line of development, much in the way that other small cells of improvisers were developing their own take on the "new thing" in the post-Coltrane/Coleman environment of the late 60s and early 70s throughout the country. The compositions unfold in a way that implies both multi-linear improvisation and composed events, but blurs the line between the two, all the while played with a great deal of fire and few of the intellectual abstractions of other free players! Titles include "The Sunday Afternoon Jazz Blues Society", "The Eye Of The Storm", "Loneliness", and "Encounter". CD

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Lynn CastleRose Colored Corner ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Never-heard sounds from Lynn Castle – a singer who was maybe more famous in 60s LA for her work as a hair stylist – even though she spent her free time turning out really beautiful songs like these! Castle only ever issued one 45 on Lee Hazlewood's label – but the work here is mostly from earlier demos she cut with legendary producer Jack Nitzsche – who wisely leaves Lynn to mostly stand out in the lead on vocals and guitar – which makes for music that's surprisingly dark-tinged overall, and quite different than you might expect from her sexy look on the cover! The vocals are often quite moody – almost in Nico territory, but more tuneful overall – and the songs are incredibly haunting, maybe along the lines of some of the Leonard Cohen material from the early days. Titles include "The Stranger", "The Puppet", "The Forest", "New York", "I'm Getting Tired", "She Thinks She Feels", "Rose Colored Corner", and "Lonesome Lookout". The set also includes both sides of Castle's only single on LHI – produced by Hazlewood, backed by Last Friday's Fire – and titled "The Lady Barber" and "Rose Colored Corner". CD

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Cheech & ChongBasketball Jones/Don't Bug Me ... 7-inch
Ode, 1973. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
A great parody of East LA falsetto soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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Cheech & ChongBig Bambu ... LP
Ode, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of great pot jokes on this album with the nice rolling paper gatefold sleeve, including "Sister Mary Elephant", "Ralph & Herbie", "Streets Of New York Or Los Angeles Or San Francisco Or. . .", "The Bust", "Let's Make A Dope Deal" and "Unamerican Bandstand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the novelty rolling paper!)

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Cheech & ChongCheech & Chong ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good ... $3.99
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of classic material on this first LP: "Blind Melon Chillin", "Wink Dickerson", "Acapulco Gold Filters", "Vietnam", "Trippin In Court", "Dave", "Emergency Ward", "Dave", "Emergency Ward", 'Welcome To Mexico", "The Pope Live At The Vatican", "Cruisin With Pedro De Pacas" and "Waiting For Dave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stelvio CiprianiGli Orrori Del Castello Di Norimberga (picture disc) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A horror soundtrack for the Mario Bava classic Baron Blood – but one that's done with some groovier touches than you might expect! Maestro Stelvio Cipriani handled the work for the score – and although he definitely brings in all the right dark edges for the narrative, he also sprinkles the tunes with some of his cooler styles of the period – similar to his music for action and erotic films of the time! There's plenty of dramatic moments, but we especially like the way they're offset by Stelvio's inherent sense of warmth and spacing – which keeps the whole thing from just becoming another familiar experiment in arch sounds. Titles include "Ipnosi", "Inseguita", "Eva E Peter", "Il Barone E Fuga Di Eva", and "La Bambina E Il Castello". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny Clarke & Francy BolandGolden Eight ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good+ ... $43.99
A fantastic session from the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record was cut in 1961, under the aegis of Gigi Campi – and it features a core group that would later grow into the much-respected CBBB unit during the MPS years – working here as a smaller combo on a rare date for Blue Note. Players include Jimmy Woode on bass, Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drewo on tenor, and the fantastic Dusko Goykovich on trumpet – all very unusual musicians to be working on a Blue Note date, and some of the best European soloists at the time. Tracks are shorter than on later albums by the ensemble – but no less filled with fire and imagination – and the solos are all totally wonderful! Titles include "Strange Me", "Basse Cuite", "Dorian 043", "La Campimania", and "High Notes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Classic RockIssue 244 – February 2018 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Classic Rock (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
The issue takes a large look back at AC/DC's late Malcolm Young – amongst other classic and hard rock-styled articles on Yardbirds, Saxon, Klaatu, Gerry Rafferty, Electric Wizard, LA Gunz, and others! There's plenty more in the mix, too – including news about a free album, lots of reviews, and even a bonus CD of blues-styled rock (or is it the other way around?) Magazine

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Merry ClaytonMerry Clayton ... LP
Ode, 1971. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton! The set was done in LA with arrangements by insiders that include Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – and features some tight and sometimes funky backing from players that include David T Walker, Wilton Felder, Paul Humphrey, and Curtis Amy. Some of the tunes are a bit too rock-soul for our taste, but there are a few tasty bits on here that we really like – including a hip Leon Ware tune called "Whatever", a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", and Jerry Peters "Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely". Other tracks include "Southern Man", "Same Old Story", "Walk On In", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen on both sides.)

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✨✧ Joe CockerJoe Cocker! (1969) ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
A landmark album from Joe Cocker – and a set that took blue-eyed soul in a whole new direction at the end of the 60s! The album's a surprising stunner all the way through – one that really gets past some of the overdone Cocker cliches that held on a bit too strongly in later years – served up here in relative simplicity, with core backing by Chris Stainton and The Grease Band, plus some key LA help from Leon Russell, and a bevy of backup singers that includes Merry Clayton, Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, and Patrice Holloway. Russell co-produced the set, and his soulful touch definitely helps do a lot for Cocker's already-amazing vocals – adding in an undercurrent of funk that wasn't heard on Joe's first album. Titles include a classic remake of "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window", plus "Delta Lady", "Something", "That's Your Business Now", "Hitchcock Railway", "Dear Landlord", "Darling Be Home Soon", and "Hello Little Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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CohenbeatsDaily Affirmations (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Tel Aviv-based, LA underground inspired hip hop production work from Michael Cohen, aka Cohenbeats – a beatmaker with a lot of love for moody jazz & soul beatcraft that's really right at home on Stones Throw! There's a timeless independent hip hop spirit at play here that transcends any niche/regional anchors – drawing as much from the mood funk of classic Madlib as much any regional or stylistic elements – but there's a real sense self and personal roots here, too, which takes it to another level – with samples of Israeli music and other hints, both subtle and overt. Stron stuff! Includes "4Urhealth", "Daily Affirmations" with Quelle Chris, "Rhythm", "Dry Figs", "Nuwav", "Clik", "Us Vs Them" feat Oliver The 2nd & Jeremiah Jae", "Liga", "Cauliflower", "Don't Play", "Money Fast" feat Denmark Vessey, "Hold Your Hand", "Mushon's House", "Shabat Shalom Outro" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Robert Cohen-SolalLes Shadoks ... CD
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Weird and wild sounds from the equally weird and wild French animated series at the end of the 60s – served up here by a classically-trained musician who also had a lot of experience with electro-acoustic sounds at the GRM studios! The music here is a dark mix of familiar elements – with use of cello, violin, clarinet, flute, bass, and drums – but often at a level that feels more electric than acoustic – mixed with keyboards and some guitar, yet also clearly processed a lot as part of the production! Away from the cartoon, the music feels very spooky and odd – really more in a Pierre Henry mode than you might expect, although a bit playful from time to time. Titles include "Theme Gibi Classique", "Cosmogol 999 Carburant De La Fusee Gibi", "Ambiance Nouilles", "Guerre Musicale", "La Planete A Poissons", "Faux Depart", "Fuite Des Shadoks", "La Machine A Pomper Dite Cosmopompe", and "Les Humeurs Geophysiques De La Plante Shadok". CD

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CokeCoke ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the sound of the NuYorican generation and the heavier hitters of LA's Chicano funk scene! Instrumentation includes organ, guitar, and trumpets – and vocals are delivered in a brown eyed soul style that burns nicely with the heavier grooves of the group. But best of all is the drummer, who really kicks it large on the kit – and creates some really nice funky numbers on the set! Includes the break classic "Na Na", plus the tunes "Got To Touch Your Face", "Te Amo Mas", "Quiero Decirte", "Bang Bang", "Bun Bun Bun", "You Turn Me On", and "Que Seria De Mi". A really great album – with a totally unique sound! CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Jerry Cole & His SpacemenSurf Age ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Mid 60s surf grooves from Jerry Cole – blazing guitar-led instrumentals, though this is not a simple, quickie cash-in on the surf trend – it's a actually a top notch taste of expert LA studio genius! Cole is a brilliant guitarist, and the Spaceman he assembled for the Surf Age record features the creme of the crop of LA studio geniuses from the period – including Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Steve Douglas and others. The mix of searing guitars with a raw rhythms with virtuoso musicianship really puts this record above and beyond most others! Includes "Surf Age", "Martian Surf", "Night Rumble", "Night Rumble", "Power Surf", "Bronze Surfer", "Jerry's Jump", "Deep Surf", "Racing Waves", "One Color Blues", "Ride-Um!" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – missing bonus Dick Dale 45. Cover has some tearing die-cut for the 45, with some tears in the plastic.)

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Natalie ColeThankful ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $2.99
Great earlier stuff from Natalie Cole – actually her third great album in a row – a tremendous early creative and commerical winning streak for Natalie! Thankful has her sweet, soulful voice out from of prodcution by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy of the Independents, and they give her a nice jazzy sound that made the record one of her best of the 70s. Richard Evans and Gene Barge arranged, which probably had something to do with that, too – but Natalie truly deserves most of the credit of the strength of this set. It includes the standout groovers "La Costa" and"Annie Mae", but the whole record is really sweet – with "Lovers", "Our Love", "Be Thankful", "Just Can't Stay Away" and "Keeping A Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
"New York is now" – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial" – plus an alternate take of "Broad Way Blues"! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Pre-Atlantic work from Ornette Coleman – one of his first recorded statements in jazz – and one of his boldest! At some level, the complete Coleman sound isn't entirely in place here – as there's a bit of a trace of hardbop in the mix – not entirely, but just a bit. But at another level, the record's still way darn bolder than just about anything coming out of LA at the time – proof that amidst all the cool jazz ruminations of the 50s, there was a second wave of modernism about to explode! The group here features Don Cherry on trumpet, Walter Norris on piano, Don Payne on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and while the core harmelodic rhythmic approach isn't always in place, it's more than made up for by some surprisingly free energy. Titles include "Invisible", "The Blessing", "Alpha", and "The Sphinx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Doxy.)

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