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✨✧ La LupeFiebre Con EL Diablo En El Cuerpo ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early work from La Lupe – but a set that already shows the highly dynamic style that would make her a real standout in 60s Latin music! A number of the tracks here are listed as "rock" in the rhythms – which doesn't exactly mean that Lupe's singing rock music, but already shows an ear for the kind of elements that would cross over to larger audiences than just the usual Latin crowd – almost a prequel to the styles that would come up even more during the Latin Soul years! Many of these numbers are kind of a Spanish-language equivalent of Jovem Guarda modes in mid 60s Brazil – although maybe a bit less rocking overall – and Lupe's vocals are amazing in the setting, almost even more striking than in later years. Titles include "Alone", "Quiereme Siempre", "Fiebre", "Con El Diablo En El Cuerpo", "Crazy Love", and "Es Una Bomba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michel MagneCompartiment Tueurs/Le Gentelman De Cocody/Par Un Beau Matin D'Ete/Avec La Peau Des Autres/Johnny Banco/De La Part Des Copains ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredibly groovy French soundtrack work from the 60s – with a feel that's like some of the best American crime jazz of earlier years, mixed with some more progressive moments that feel like they were lifted from European sound library work! The tunes on the set come from 6 different soundtracks scored by Michel Magne – Compartiment Tueurs, Johnny Banco, De La Part Des Copains, Par Un Beau Matin D'Ete, Le Gentleman De Cocody, and Avec La Peau Des Autres – all different films in mood and story, which makes for a nicely wide-ranging set! We've always loved Magne's work on more famous soundtracks, on on this set, his full talents are displayed amidst an amazing array of great tunes – a total of 24 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Chris Marker/Trevor DuncanLa Jetee ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1962. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A surprising soundtrack for one of the most unusual films ever – Chris Marker's incredible La Jetee, filmed as a photo-roman with a narrative progression of photographs telling a compelling story of time travel and survival – set to haunting sounds, evocative music, and some especially strong narration! In truth, the narration is perhaps the most unifying feature of the film – a way through the passage of time that's similar to the memory that provides a bridge for the main character – and thankfully the record not only includes the narration, but also offers up different versions in both French and English! The "music" is more of a set of sonic tones, textures, and effects – with some tuneful passages – handled with a very dark current by Trevor Duncan, in a way that's also got great power in the film – and maybe even more so away from the images on the screen. Side one features the narration by Jean Negroni from the French version of the film – and side two features James Kirk narrating in English – with this dark tone that works even better with the other sounds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy cover, with bonus photo too!)

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✨✧ Paul MauriatC'est La Vie Lily/Comme J'Ai Toujours Envie D'Aimer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy French easy instrumental albums from Paul Mauriat – both from the start of the 70s! First up is C'Est La Vie Lily – the "Lily" installment in the "la vie" series – and one that features Mauriat's great blend of swirling strings, groovy bottom basslines, and well-struck piano lines – all wrapped up in a wonderfully rich sort of brew! The music includes some great tunes from French films – numbers by Francis Lai, Claude Bolling, and others – and titles include "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "Le Passager De La Pluie", "Let It Be", "Rain", "Balapapa", "Borsolino", and "Paris S'Allume". Comme J'Ai Toujours Envie D'Aimer is a set that follows strongly in the best Paul Mauriat modes of the late 60s – a bit of electric bass at the bottom, well-tuned strings in the middle, and a syncopated style to most of the tracks – which makes things a lot more clean and lean than the easy sounds of a generation before! That bass is used to great effect, but in ways that are different from German pop instrumental styles – and titles include "Let There Be Freedom Peace & Love", "Sympathy", "Colombe Ivre", "Et Mourir De Plaisir", "In The Summertime", and "Pardonne Moi Ce Caprice D'Enfant". CD features three bonus tracks – "Penelope", "Manuelito Barrios", and "El Triste". CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLizard In A Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola Con La Pella Di Donna) (180 gram colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1971. New Copy 2LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Morricone fans – this one's got it all! The music is completely wonderful throughout, and a great mix of everything that makes Ennio Morricone so tremendous – a bit of bossa here, some funky bits there, and even some spookier slow passages with a nice atonal feel! The main theme of the record is more than enough to get us going – a wonderful tune with wordless female vocals in the best Mondo Morricone mode – but other instrumental tracks follow with some very cool, slow moments – including some great love themes which then lead to some beefier, bouncier numbers that are really great too. Titles include "La Lucertola", "Magia Nera", "Giorno Di Notte", "Spiriti", "Ancora Ad Est", "Sfinge", "Spostato Ad Est" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2 x 180 gram colored vinyl pressing with fold out poster.)

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✨✧ Enrico SimonettiLa Ragazza Di Via Condotti ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The long-overdue complete release of this excellent score from Enrico Simonetti – music done for a great Italian thriller in the early 70s, but only ever issued as two tracks on a 45 back in the day! The full soundtrack is wonderful – a blend of action modes and a bit of jazz – handled with a depth of soul that's almost more like some of the best American work of the period, especially the maturing cop genre in the hands of composers like Johnny Mandel or Quincy Jones – where subtle sounds could oven have as much power as more striking moments! There's some especially great electric bass running through the score – which really emphasizes the jazzier elements in the music – and the CD features a total of 24 tracks in all, including the two titles from the original 7" single. CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiLa Ragazza Fuori Strada ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest Italian soundtracks we've heard in a long time – a wonderful set of tunes that moves from slinky, to easy, to groovy, and beyond! The tunes start out bubbling very spare and slow – with floating piano, moog, and other nice bits – and as the record progresses, the sound gets heavier, with some nice funky elements thrown into the mix! The whole thing's a brilliant exercise in understatement – not only one of the best soundtracks by Umiliani from the 70s, but also a perfect example of why we dig Italian soundtracks so much! Titles include "Volto Di Donna", "La Prima Uscita", "La Rinuncia", "Senza Tregua", "Nostalgia", "The Party", and "Maryam". CD

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✨✧ VariousDetroit Soul – Thirty Rare Gems From The Vaults Of La Beat Records ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Key proof that Detroit was easily one of the most fertile cities for soul music back in the 60s – because even in an obscure collection like this, nearly every track is a winner! The La Beat label flourished briefly in the Motor City in the last half of the 60s, and although the company never charted big, it recorded some incredible work by lesser-knowns – often in a style that's a fair bit different than the Detroit hits of the period! There's a grittier feel to many of the sides here – a style that seems to borrow a bit of influence from southern soul, especially in the way that the vocals are allowed plenty of space to open up with lots of raspy, crackly notes that really give a nice edge to the tunes. Instrumentation is tight, but often a bit raunchy – with a funky undercurrent to the soul that creates a real difference from sweeter Detroit 60s singles. As with other Grapevine collections, the package is wonderful – filled with 30 tracks that barely saw the light of day in the 60s, supported by detailed thoughtful notes on both the label and the artists! Titles include "Take It From Me" by Clifford Binns, "Try Them" by Al Williams, "I'm Gonna Love You" by Edward Hamilton, "Be Happy For Me" by The Masqueraders, "Tired Of Being Your Fool" by Nelson Sanders, "I Can Make It" by Don Hart, "I Am Nothing (inst)" by The LPTs, "Modern Day Woman" by James Shorter, "This Won't Change" by Lester Tipton, "My Darling Baby" by Edward Hamilton & The Natural Looks, "It's In My Mind" by Don Hart & James Shorter, "I Got The Power" by The Masqueraders, "A Wet Pillow" by Lou Beatty, and "Long Cool Summer" by The LPTs. CD

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✨✧ Bnegao & Seletores De FrequenciaSintoniza La ... CD
Coqueiro Verde (Brazil), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant mix of live funk and lead MC work from Bnegao – and just the sort of unique criss-crossing of styles we'd never see up here in the US! The album's not really a hip hop record – despite the lead raps of Bnegao – and instead, it's kind of a funk record with spoken lyrics over the top – loads of tight drums, heavy horns, and riffing guitar – all topped with lyrics that are almost called/shouted over the top – a bit like Soil & Pimp Sessions from Japan, but with a distinctly Brazilian vibe overall. There's a great sort of warmth to the record, and the production really does a lot with the live instrumentation – giving it even more spark than you might expect. Titles include "Recao", "Vamoi", "Essa E Pra Tocar No Baile", "Subconsciente", "Bass Do Tambo", "Sintoniza La", "O Mundo", and "Proceder/Caminhar". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". CD

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✨✧ Dave Cortez & The Moon People/La LupeHappy Soul (With A Hook)/Fever ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from Dave Baby Cortez and The Moon People – a lost Latin soul combo! "Happy Soul" has a similar groove to the group's more famous "Land Of Love" cut – but this version has a drum breakdown in the middle, and a cool organ solo from Dave Baby Cortez! La Lupe sings her version of "Fever" on the flip – done with a Latin Soul style that's mighty nice – almost a bridge between the tune's origins in the 50s, and the late 60s boogaloo generation! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Zacarias M De La RivaLa Mujer Del Anarquista ... CD
Colosseum (Germany), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Jordan De La SierraGymnosphere – Song Of The Rose ... CD
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's in no rush to let the notes unfold, as he often waits for one to resonate out before starting the next – which creates this very spacious, meditative quality throughout – a mode that's also inspired by Indian music, but much more laidbck and North California! The package reproduces the original 2LP set – complete with artwork and original notes. CD
Also available Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Joe FarrellLa Catedral Y El Toro ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mix of Latin modes and soulful fusion grooves – both of which make for an excellent album from the post-CTI years of reedman Joe Farrell! Joe plays soprano, tenor, and flute on the record – always with that well-crafted groove he first brought to jazz back in the 60s, working in a more modern context – still sounding wonderfully fresh here in the larger backdrops of a record like this – definitely a cut above most mainstream artists of his nature! Production is by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, with a great blend of soul and jazz – and all cuts are instrumental, with help from players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. Titles include "Promise Me Your Love", "La Catedral Y El Toro", "Disco Dust", "Cyclone Rider", "Is It Asking Too Much", and "Imagine Me". CD

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✨✧ Lallo GoriLa Lupa Mannara (Legend Of The Wolfwoman) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the latest soundtracks we've ever seen from Lallo Gori – an Italian composer we know best for some groovy work in the 60s – turning his talents here to an obscure film about a female werewolf! The music has this really cool approach – a bit of the usual horror, but often mixed with these exotic elements that can create almost a fantasy vibe – through some electronic passages that are especially dream-like, or some more acoustic, organic elements that seem to unlock the beast! There's even a few slightly groovy passages that are a really nice surprise – and which stand here as the real icing on the cake – and the CD features a total of 21 tracks in all, on this very limited pressing. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Maurice JarreVendredi Ou La Vie Sauvage – 35th Anniversary Expanded Edition ... CD
Music Box (France), 1981. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A relatively dramatic Maurice Jarre soundtrack – penned for a Robinson Crusoe film that starred Michael York – and served up in a mix of sounds and styles that move from the dramatic moments of the early narrative, through some of the more placid moments of discovery on the island. Jarre's at his best on the latter – able to craft seductive little themes that have a nice sort of glow – that French approach that might have a slight current of sentiment, but never too much. Alexandra Brown sings two versions of "Chanson De Sepranza" – and other titles include "Figure De Proue", "La Naufrage", "Les Feux", "L'Arc En Ciel", and "La Souille". Expanded 2CD version features a massive 64 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ La Fantastica2001 ... CD
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only album we've ever seen by this cool New York combo of the 70s – quite a shame, as they're really cooking on all levels – with the kind of youthful energy that matches some of their best contemporaries during the early Latin years of the Salsoul label! The record's got a tight, indie vibe throughout – that post-Latin soul vibe that had some of the younger groups burning like the bigger ensembles of years back – with a new sense of pride, and a hell of a lot of salsa in the mix! Instrumentation is nice and tight – very jazzy in all the right points – and vocals are by the soulful Tito Miranda, on titles that include "Sagittarius 2001", "El Final", "Rumbero Bueno", "Moliendo Cafe", "Maria Merce", "Wild Flower", and "Las Nenas". CD

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✨✧ Natalia LafourcadeHasta La Raiz ... CD
Sony, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful record from this up-and-coming singer – a set that features Spanish language lyrics throughout, but has this universal appeal right from the very first note! Natalia's got a way of crossing generations and styles with her music – a bit like some of the best creative work we've dug from Brazil in recent years, from artists like Kassin and some of his contemporaries. And the retro look of the cover is well-placed – because this is classic stuff that's very different from other contemporary Latin pop, and which has currents of jazz, bossa, and other warmer styles in the music – all a perfect match for Lafourcade's dreamy voice! Titles include "Vamanos Negrito", "Para Que Sufrir", "Hasta La Raiz", "Lo Que Construimos", "Estoy Lista", and "No Mas Lllorar". CD

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✨✧ Angelo LavagninoKali Yug – La Dea Della Vendetta ... LP
Contempo/CAM (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, most exotic soundtracks we've ever heard from Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – and that's saying a lot, given that he also did work for crime, western, and sci fi movies too! The music has a feel that nicely fits the cover – almost exotica at times, but with more touches of jazz and soundtrack elements too – although some numbers use very cool percussion and woodwinds, with a feel that's almost ethnographic in spots! The careful blend almost rivals Les Baxter at his Capitol Records best – and titles include "Il Raja", "Idillio Di Amrita", "Le Carovane", "Rapsodia Indiana", "Giostra Bengalese", and "Notturno In Giardino". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kali Yug – La Dea Della Vendetta ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLa Faille ... LP
Yuki (France), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful mixture of the tense and the groovy – and another winner from Morricone! The best tracks have that floating approach that you'd hear in classics like La Donna Invisible – and in fact, side two begins with a longish number called "Tette E Antenne, Tetti E Gonne" that's perhaps one of the best of the wordless female vocal style that we've ever heard on a Morricone album! Other tracks move between tense dramatic edgey themes, and some lighter grooves that change the pace nicely. Titles include "Dolcemente Ambigua", "Ristorante", "L'Errore", "Falsa Amicizia", and "Paura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in beautiful shape!)
 
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Jerry GoldsmithChallenge ... CD
La La Land, 1982. Used ... $6.99
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(Limited edition of 3000.)

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Jerry GoldsmithTake A Hard Ride ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A moody western soundtrack – scored by Goldsmith for this 1975 film that starred Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and Jim Kelly! The music does a really great job of displacing these three from their usual blacksploitation action roles – going for a dreamy sort of approach to the western, one that's clearly inspired by Italian composers of the late 60s spaghetti genre, but which also shares some of the orchestral touches of Goldsmith's other work. Goldsmith was really at the height of his powers during the 70s – and the depth and subtlety of this score is a good illustration of his best strengths – quite different than you might expect. Titles include "Work Camp", "The Wagon", "The Big Dive", "The Hunter", "Fancy Footwork", and "A Sad Story". CD
(Limited to 2000 copies.)

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James HornerCommando ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1985. Used ... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cliff Nobles & CoHorse/Love Is All Right ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A classic! "The Horse" is a great 60s instrumental groover that virtually set the tone for the next 10 years of brass instrumentation in soul music! The cut's got a raw TSU Tornadoes or Bar-Kays kind of feel, with a horn line right up front, in a catchy rolling groove that never quits! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(One label has a small bit of tape.)

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Puce MuseLive Computer Music ... CD
La Grande Fabrique (France), 1997. Used 2CD ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousBerlin City Sounds Step 1 (6CD set) ... CD
La Gaite Lyrique/Naive (France), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 6 CDs ... $24.99
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VariousDoctor's Death Volume IV – Marvels Of Insect Life ... LP
C'est La Mort, 1990. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mary ClarkTake Me I'm Yours (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
La Shawn, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning clubby masterpiece – one of the most soulful singles to come from the P&P studios, and a killer groove with some really wonderful vocals! The track moves along at a slightly mellower clip than the usual P&P groove – a sweet skipping midtempo groove that's flecked with some nice moogy instrumentation at the sides, and which is a perfect showcase for the deep deep soul vocals of Mary Clark! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousHistory Of Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis – 1960 to 1975 ... CD
Shangri La, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ GriftersAin't My Lookout ... LP
Sub Pop/Shangri La, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Dimitri TiomkinWild Is The Wind ... CD
La La Land, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful 2CD set of music from Dimitri Tiomkin – a set that not only features the rare album of Wild Is The Wind, but which also includes the never-issued film soundtrack as well! Both recordings are rich and expressive – that emotive approach to scoring that Tiomkin developed in the 40s, but presented here with a slightly more focused style that's very nice – especially on some of the tunes that echo older European touches in the melody. This lavish package features very detailed notes, and includes a total of 42 tracks in all – including "Bene's Bedroom", "Let Him Go", "Horse Chase", "Memories Of Rossana", "Ange", "Bene Kisses Gioia", "Wild Horses", and "Wild Is The Wind" in a number of variations – including a vocal take by Johnny Mathis. CD
(Limited to 1200 copies.)

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✨✧ John Carpenter & Alan HowarthBig Trouble In Little China (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enigma/La La Land, 1986. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The movie's something of a comedy, but it gets the same cool soundtrack treatment as some of John Carpenter's creepier films of the 80s – completely with lots of spare keyboard lines and electronics, served up with great collaborative help from Allan Howarth! In fact, the whole thing's got such a subtle, straight approach to the music that you'll really be surprised if you're just trying to judge a record by its cover. This great 2CD edition features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "They Alley", "The Storms", "Abduction At Airport", "Pork Chop Express", "Escape From Wing Kong", "Here Come The Storms", "Into The Spirit Path", and "Call The Police". CD
(Limited edition of 3000!)

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✨✧ John Douglas/Brian GascoigneCrack In The World/Phase IV ... CD
La La Land, 1965/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two obscure sci fi soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is 1965's Crack In The World – scored by John Douglas with a mixture of orchestral modes to illustrate the dramatic scientific bent of the narrative – brooding brasses, airier woodwinds, and some robust passages that burst out strongly with the torrent of action on the screen! Titles include "Love Scene", "No Stopping It", "Magma/Off Sheetwater Island", "Avalance", "A New Moon", and "Stephen Is Ill". Phase IV is something else entirely – a 70s sci fi film that gets a very different soundtrack approach from Brian Gascoigne – whose tracks here are all quite long, longer than seven minutes each, and work almost as mini narratives in sound – as the darker moments are illuminated by occasional lyrical touches, which are then suppressed as more atonal insect-sounding elements win in the end! CD
(Limited edition of 1000)

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✨✧ Lalo Schifrin, Don Ellis, Jerry Fielding, & OthersMission Impossible – The Television Scores (6CD set) ... CD
La La Land, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package of music – not just the original two albums of Lalo Schifrin music that were issued from the Mission Impossible TV show – but a massive 6CD collection that brings together work from all seven seasons of the program – a huge amount of material that's never been issued to the public at all, by a range of composers we never even knew worked for the show! Over the years, the spirit of Schifrin's original style was greatly expanded – still with groovy cop and crime modes that mature nicely into the 70s, but also with some richer soundtrack elements that really flesh things out – and which take on special character from show to show, depending on the composers! In addition to material by Schifrin, the set also features passages from jazzy talents who include Jerry Fielding, Don Ellis, Benny Golson, and Duane Tatro – as well as contributions from other soundtrack legends like Gerald Fried, Walter Scharf, Jack Urbont, Robert Drasnin, and Richard Hazard – and the whole thing fetaures six very overstuffed CDs – each almost to the brim with music – in a box with an additional booklet of notes! CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Les BaxterPanic In The Year Zero ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer soundtrack from Les Baxter – recorded right after his initial exotica run for Capitol Records, and done with some surprisingly jazzy touches as well! Baxter does a great job of mixing stark drama with some cool mellower moments here – really expanding his musical palette from before, yet also using lots of those beautiful painterly colors and tones that first came to the forefront in his exotica years! The players on the record are all great – and include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Harry Betts on trombone, Gene Cipriano on saxes, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, and Milt Holland on percussion – players well-suited to Baxter's LA approach to the music. This beautiful reissue features very detailed notes, and excellent sound quality too – and titles include "No Girls/No Civilians/A Boy & His Gun", "Bridge/To The Cave/Atavistic", "The Hoods", "Trigger Happy", "Panic In Year Zero", "Atomic Subdominant", "First Aid", and "Chop Chop". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions In Sound ... CD
Mira/BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Smoking grooves from an incredible group – the amazing Afro Blues Quintet, a combo with a sound like no other! These guys were never one for stardom, but during the mid and late 60s, they burned up the west coast scene with an incredible blend of vibes, piano, and reeds – often kicked up nicely with some hard-rolling rhythm work that gave their tracks a similar mod groove to classics by Johnny Lytle, Ramsey Lewis, or Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers! But the real difference with the ABQ (if we can call them that!) is that they had a really spacious approach to their sound – never putting too much into the mix, and instead using the space between the notes every bit as much as the notes themselves. The grooves are great, and since most of this work has never been reissued, the set's totally fresh to the ears of most listeners! As usual, the folks at BGP have done a great job with the notes – and the set features 22 tracks from the group's Mira, Surrey, and Crestview recordings – titles that include "Monkey Time", "Freaks", "La La La", "Southside Habit", "Mirror Image", "Afro Rock", "Evening Of The Beast", "Spartacus", "Candie Luv", and "Our Mambo". CD

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Alessandro AlessandroniPrisma Sonora ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A dream of a record from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – an obscure sound library set, but one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite Italian soundtrack classics of the time! Alessandroni's going for a very Morricone-like feel here – lots of spacious rhythms, isolated instruments, and a feel that's watery, but never sleepy – kind of a liquid groove that's really beautiful throughout! Instruments are nice and compressed – way down in the rhythms, and stepping along with a La Donna Invisible quality that's really sublime – just a few electric touches, but mostly acoustic, and with an equal sense of grace and groove. Titles include "Dialoghi D'Amore", "Punti Di Vista", "Breve Dialettica", "Vocali Sul Pentagramma", and "Aspetti Musicali". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Laurindo AlmeidaConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
A nice overview of the Concord Records work of guitarist Laurindo Almeida – a player who'd floundered a bit before coming to the label, but then hit a very welcome return to small combo jazz! The material here is quite different from some of the easy listening or bigger ensemble albums that Almeida cut in the 60s – and instead, most of the music here is in a small combo setting – played by Laurindo on acoustic guitar, in a mix of modes from bop, to bossa, plus a slight touch of classical too. Other players on the dates include Charlie Byrd on second guitar, Milt Holland on percussion, and Bob Magnusson on bass – and titles include "Invitation To Shango", "Danza Five", "You & I", "Dingue Le Bangue", "Liza", "Carioca", "Chopin A La Breve", "Jalousie", and "Adios". CD

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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $9.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD

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Aposento AltoGoodby Old Friends (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Windeco/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A Cali soul classic from the 70s – an album recorded totally live in the studio, with no heavy production or overdubs at all – all touches that are hardly needed, given the sharpness of the group! Aposento Alto have an approach that mixes some of the more Latin-inflected soul styles of early 70s California – especially some of the Chicano groups in LA – with a tight horn section that brings in lots of jazzy currents too – in a way that gives these guys a lot more polish than some of their contemporaries, and a groove that's nice and funky too! The recording style gives the whole thing a mighty nice edge – and titles include "He's Coming", "What A Happy Life", "I'm So Tired", "Rejoice", "Te Amo", and "Goodby Old Friends". CD

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Ash Ra TempelLe Berceau De Cristal ... CD
MG Art (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from this legendary duo – easily one of the most meditative, hypnotic acts of the Krautrock scene of the 70s! The music was scored for the film Le Berceau De Cristal, but has had a life long past the images on the screen – thanks to the sublime workings of organ and guitar lines from Manuel Gottsching and Lutz Ubrich – who used their instruments in a nicely abstracted way – so that they flow out in these beautiful waves of sound, mixing and bubbling with lots of other-worldly elements – on titles that include "L'Hiver Doux", "Le Songe D'Or", "Le Diable Dans La Mansion", "Silence Sauvage", and "Le Berceau De Cristal". CD

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✨✧ AssociationInsight Out ... LP
Warner, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Fantastic dreamy pop! Despite the fact that this one yielded the super-huge hits "Windy" and "Never My Love", the album's also filled with great 60s pop tunes that you've probably never heard before – all as fantastically well-crafted and delicately strung-out as the big hits. The Association were truly one of the greatest 60s pop harmony groups to come out of the LA scene – and even a big hit album like this is the kind of gem that you'd spend years digging through rare vinyl to hope to find! Other titles include "Happiness Is", "On A Quiet Night", "We Love Us", "Reputation", and "Requiem For The Masses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a small sticker, and small seam splits.)

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Chet AtkinsYestergroovin/Lover's Guitar ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Two late 60s RCA albums from Chet Atkins – back to back on a single CD! On Yestergroovin, Chet Atkins is groovin, but in a yesterday sort of way – hence the title of this sweet set from the start of the 70s! The record still has plenty of that excellent Atkins guitar work right up front in the mix – picking and strumming with the sublime sound that Chet created in the Nashville studios of RCA – in a mode that's maybe got some even jazzier currents on the guitar at times than some of his previous records – an upfront quality to the way the instrument steps up in the mix, especially on some of the more contemporary numbers. Titles include the slightly funky "Tennessee Pride", plus "Bring Me Sunshine", "Country Champagne", "Steeplechase Lane", "Yestergroovin", "Liberty", and "Gotta Travel On". Lover's Guitar is a record that has Chet Atkins working with arrangements from his own pen, and those of conductor Bill McElhiney – in a mode that's got the mellower touches you'd expect from the title – as Chet gently works his guitar magic on a set of ballads that include "The Look Of Love", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "If I Should Lose You", "Estudio Brillante", and "La Madrugada". CD

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Federico AubelePanamericana ... CD
ESL, 2007. Used ... $5.99
A nice little follow-up to Federico Aubele's debut Granhotelbuenosaires – and like that one, a set that draws from musical elements of Federico's heritage, while also updating the sound with a host of contemporary influences! The sound here is a bit less cinematic than before – thanks to the presence of vocalists on many numbers, helping to create a catchier, almost crossover vibe at times – one that's still nicely subdued, but which makes for a fair bit of tuneful tracks on the set. Federico sings a bit, as does Natalia Clavier, Amparo Sanchez, and Vernie Varela – and titles include "La Esquina", "Maria Jose", "Corazon", "Este Momento", "Pena", "La Orilla", "Tan Dificil", "Las Canciones", "Lluvia", and "Su Melodia". CD

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Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour Rarities ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Rare work from French songwriting giant Charles Aznavour – the talent who penned so many great songs for Edith Piaf, then went on to his own tremendous career as a singer! This set brings together lots of obscure tracks from Charles – including some recorded in the 60s and 70s, appearing here for the first time ever – mixed with some under-discovered gems from older records – almost all pulled from Aznavour's great run of records for the Barclay label, with arrangements that move between upbeat and groovy moments, to some of the lush sounds that always worked great for the singer's famous vocal approach. Titles include "Viens Donne-Nous La Main", "La Boheme", "De T'Avoir Aimee", "Ma Mie", "Pour Fair Une Jam", "Un Million De Fois", "Cherie Laisse-Toi Aimer", "Je T'Aime", "Merci Madame La Vie", and "Who". CD

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✨✧ B Bumble & The StingersNut Rocker ... CD
Rendezvous/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Totally great sounds by a group who weren't really a group at all – just a name for an ongoing series of recordings on the LA scene of the early 60s – which resulted in the smoking instrumentals included on this set! There was no real "B Bumble & The Stingers" – but the breadth of talent here is way wider than just a single group – as these records feature contributions from the legendary Kim Fowley, pianist Ernie Fields, arranger/guitarist Rene Hall, and drummer Earl Palmer – all folks who've got a huge legacy on other pop, rock, and soul classics of the time! And speaking of "classics", these cuts often have an unusual approach – in that many numbers borrow a melody from classical music, then take off into rock instrumental mode – often with some really romping piano from Ernie Fields – who sometimes even plays a John Cage-like prepared piano on some cuts. 24 titles in all – including "Nut Rocker", "Bumble Boogie", "Near You", "Bee Hive", "All Of Me", "Mashed #5", "Dawn Cracker", "Scales", "Baby Mash", "Bumble Bossa Nova", "Chicken Chow Mein", and "Rockin On N Off". CD

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Baby ConsueloP'ra Enlouquecer ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
Great solo work from Baby Consuelo – a singer who first got her start in the hip group Os Novos Baianos, but who's stepping out on her own by the time of this late 70s solo set! The record's still got a nice sort of edge – some of the rootsier currents that Consuelo used with her previous group, maybe given a stronger MPB focus, but never in a way that's too commercial at all – thanks to strong use of acoustic instrumentation, on percussion, guitar, and reeds! The song styles are very inventive, too – leaping off with some complicated time changes and sharper edges than you might expect – on tracks that include "Ziriguidum", "Menino Do Rio", "E Amor", "P'ra Enloquecer", "La Vem O Brasil Descendo A Ladeira", and "Assanhado". CD

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sings ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Good ... $43.99
Looking for classic Chet Baker vocal tracks? This is the stuff! 14 tracks of haunting vocals by a young Chet, sung with small groups from the LA scene, and featuring trumpet solos next to his vocals. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Look For The Silver Lining", "There Will Be Another You", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". Every track is great, and these are the original vocal recordings that put Chet on the map! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover is in nice shape.)

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John BakerVendetta Tapes – Incidental Music From The 1960s BBC TV Series & Other Radiophonics (with bonus download) ... LP
Buried Treasure, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sublime sound cues from BBC maestro John Baker – a wonderful blend of jazzy moments and weird electronic sounds – often used together at the same time! The feel here is as hip as the hippest Brit TV of the 60s – some very righteous grooves that would have made great records on their own – mixed with moodier moments that blend together all sorts of forward-thinking elements, at a level that was hardly being done on American TV at the time – easy shifts between timings and tones that keep the whole thing moving with an incredible degree of freshness throughout – with a sound that's way way different than any sort of other television work we can think of. Some tracks have improvised tenor or flute passages, often while other weird electric bits are taking place – and there's also lots of nice work on drums and percussion, which further gives the electronics a direction! Titles include tracks from Vendetta episodes "The Sugar Man", "The Dolly Man", "Suivez La Piste", "The Widow Man", "The Caves Of Steel", and "The Ice Cream Man". LP, Vinyl record album
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Banana Splits/BeaglesWe're The Banana Splits/Here Come The Beagles ... CD
Hollywood, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Way more than just another kiddie soundtrack – or an album for a childish TV show – as the set's a surprisingly groovy little record, almost Sunshine Pop in its best moments! We're not sure about the nature of the players or the singers – but arranger Jack Eskew put the whole thing together with a bouncy, bubbly groove that rivals the best pop-psych work of the late 60s on labels like Kapp or Uni – right down to the perfect combination of fuzzy guitars and organ in the instrumentation. Titles include "This Spot", "I'm Gonna Find A Cave", "We're The Banana Splits", "In New Orleans", "Toy Piano Medley", "Don't Go Away Go Go Girl", and the classic "Tra La La Song". CD also features bonus Splits songs – "The Very First Kid On My Block", "The Beautiful Calliope", "Let Me Remember You Smiling", and "Soul". The CD also features the album Here Comes The Beagles – from a very Splits-like show that features another group of singing animals! The Beagles aren't The Beatles, but they definitely have a strong Brit Invasion feel in their music – a UK way with a melody that's mixed with a few sunny Cali pop touches too. Very 60s, very groovy, and way better than just a kiddie record – with tunes that include "What More Can I Do", "Be The Captain", "I Wanna Capture You", "Indian Love Dance", and "You Satisfy". CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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BanglesLadies & Gentleman – The Bangles! ... CD
Omnivore, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
First-ever compilation of some of the earliest recordings by The Bangles – Mersey Beat, punk and Paisley Underground-inspired tunes that are a world away from their glossy pop to come! In the first couple years of the 80s, before moving to the majors, The Bangles already had the killer voices, hooks and melodies, but played and recorded with a rawer, punkish immediacy, more akin to the LA underground than to nascent Mtv pop. They're much loved to this day for their pop heyday, and deservedly so, but Omnivore has done the deeper diggers a real solid with this collection of the underappreciated early stuff! Includes "Bitchin Summer/Speedway", "Getting Out Of Hand" and "Call On Me" recorded while they were still The Bangs, plus "The Real World", "I'm In Line", "Want You" and "Mary Street", "No Mag Commercial", "Call On Me", "Tell Me", "7 & 7 Is" and more. CD

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Pierre BarouhCa Va, Ca Vient (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
Genius early work from Pierre Barouh – the artist best known for his contribution to the film A Man & A Woman, but also the owner of the legendary Saravah Records label – one of the grooviest imprints around! The set is a real move forward from Barouh's earlier material, which was a bit straighter – although still pretty hip – and this time around, he's bringing in a wide range of elements – Brazilian bits, folksy touches, and more – all served up with an approach that's as uniquely personal as work by other Saravah artists, like Brigitte Fontaine or Areski! Barouh's a brilliant writer and singer, and his work is a lost link in a tradition that spans Caetano Veloso, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, and others – crucially overlooked on this side of the Atlantic, and extremely important to us over the years. Titles include "De L'Amour A L'Amour", "Le Courage D'Aimer", "80 AB", "La Foret", "Le Petit Cheval De Bois", "Le Petit Cine", and "Paris Wellington". CD features bonus tracks – "Le Naufrage", "Perdu", "Ca Va Ca Vient (cinema version)", and "80 AB". CD

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Ray BarrettoBarretto Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great Ray Barretto album from 1972 – one that beautifully showcases the master percussionist as he effortlessly shifts between Latin soul and 70's salsa styles! The group's nice and lean – with Adalberto Santiago on vocals, Papy Roman on trumpet, Louis Cruz on piano, and the great Andy Gonzalez on bass – a heck of a player whose solid rhythmic pulse was a big part of so many great albums of the time. Two great tracks make the album totally worth owning – "Right On" and "Power", both of are funky Latin soul numbers that are right out of Ray's Hard Hands period! Other tracks are equally great salsa numbers – and titles include "Y Dicen", "Perla Del Sur", and "Oye La Noticia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoEl Ray Criollo ... LP
United Artists/West Side Latino, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Ray Barretto just before the Latin Soul era – working in the excellent style he used on his Charanga Moderna album – a choppy groove that has plenty of weird twists and turns – always rhythmic, and always plenty darn soulful! The instrumentation here is a mix of small combo jazz and some of the charanga modes – with two violins, trumpet, trombone, piano, and timbales – plus vocals by Willie Garcia and Adalberto Santiago. The groove is nice and sinister on the best cuts – with that strange offbeat sound that Ray was bringing to Latin music at the time – an edge that was missing from earlier work, and which really helped set the scene for the boogaloo generation! Titles include "Rareza En Guajira", "Descarga Criolla", "Salsa y Dulzura", "Don Lengua", and "Yo Soy La Candela". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoIndestructible ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
By this point in his career, Ray Barretto certainly was Indestructible – one of the biggest Latin leaders of his day, working at the forefront of new trends and new sounds! This fact is wonderfully displayed by the front cover, which shows Ray unbuttoning his shirt and taking off his Clark Kent-styled glasses to reveal a Superman costume underneath – and apart from this easy gimmick, the album itself is a straight ahead Latin jammer, with no tricks, no silliness – just a perfect early 70s salsa sound! Arrangements are by Eddie Martinez, Louie Cruz, and Louie Ramirez – and titles include "Ay No", "La Orquesta", "El Hijo Do Obatala", "Indestructible", "La Familia", and "El Diablo". CD
 
 
 



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