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Ennio MorriconeVamos A Matar, Companeros (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
GDM (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
A soundtrack as striking as it's cover image of a man buried up to his head in the ground – and a real lesser-known western gem from Ennio Morricone! The music balances a broad number of styles here – from darkly chanting vocals, to warmer mellower strings, to elements that more playfully evoke a sense of time and place – augmented from time to time by harmonica from Franco De Gemini and whistling and guitar from Alessandro Alessandroni – both two of Morricone's best partners in music at the time! Titles include "Il Pinguino", "La Messicana", "Vamos A Matar Companeros", "Cecchino", and "La Lora Patria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob MosesBittersuite In The Ozone ... LP
Mozown, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A key piece of self-issued jazz from percussionist/pianist Bob Moses – the first record on his Mozown label, and an album that managed to travel incredibly in the underground jazz circles of the 70s. Moses has a great lineup of players working with him on the set – including vocalist Jeanne Lee, bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Billy Hart, and hornmen Randy Brecker, Howard Johnson, and David Liebman. The set's got an introspective quality that often seems to double back on itself – free at times, but rhythmically circular at others – making for more tension than release, in a style that played well with crowds at the time. Titles include "Mfwala Myo La La", "Stanley Free", "Message To The Music Bizness", and "Bittersuite In The Ozone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ed MottaPerpetual Gateways ... CD
Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he goes – as part of a huge global legacy he's left in the past decade or soul – and this time around, he's opening the doors to a classic style of studio production from the LA scene – the kind of warm soul that works perfect for Motta's incredible voice, and which makes the album one of the best he's ever given us! Ed plays Fender Rhodes in the small combo backing here – and is working with a key group of jazz musicians that includes Patrice Rushen and Greg Phillingaines on keyboards, Hubert Laws on flute, Rickey Woodard and Charles Owens on tenor, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – a stunning lineup that makes for amazing sounds throughout. All lyrics are in English, and Ed effortlessly blends jazz and soul on original titles that include "Captain's Refusal", "Forgotten Nickname", "The Owner", "A Town In Flames", "Good Intentions", "Hypochondriac's Fun", "Heritage Deja Vu", "Overblown Overweight", and "Reader's Choice". CD
Also available Perpetual Gateways (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ed MottaPerpetual Gateways (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he goes – as part of a huge global legacy he's left in the past decade or soul – and this time around, he's opening the doors to a classic style of studio production from the LA scene – the kind of warm soul that works perfect for Motta's incredible voice, and which makes the album one of the best he's ever given us! Ed plays Fender Rhodes in the small combo backing here – and is working with a key group of jazz musicians that includes Patrice Rushen and Greg Phillingaines on keyboards, Hubert Laws on flute, Rickey Woodard and Charles Owens on tenor, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – a stunning lineup that makes for amazing sounds throughout. All lyrics are in English, and Ed effortlessly blends jazz and soul on original titles that include "Captain's Refusal", "Forgotten Nickname", "The Owner", "A Town In Flames", "Good Intentions", "Hypochondriac's Fun", "Heritage Deja Vu", "Overblown Overweight", and "Reader's Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Perpetual Gateways ... CD 16.99

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Georges Moustaki & OthersGeorges Moustaki Et Ses Premiers Interpretes – Integrale 1955 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
Most folks know Georges Moustaki as a grey-haired, full-bearded fellow from his records of the 70s – but back at the start of his career he was a sharp-dressed singer/songwriter who could match the cool and class of some of his best French contemporaries in the postwar years! This set focuses on all that made Moustaki great in the early days – in a 3CD package that features a full CD of his own initial recordings, including some he cut under the name of Eddie Salem – and two more CD's worth of material from other French singers who quickly championed Georges' songs with their own recorded versions! The package is every bit as great as the similar sets from Fremeux on Serge Gainsbourg and Claude Nougaro – and titles include "J'Attends Le Jour", "Mon Ile De France", "De Shanghai A Bangkok", "Ya Me Leili", "J'Ai Deja Dit Non", and "Reste Avec Moi" by Georges Moustaki – plus "Eden Blues" by Irene Lecarte, "Il N'Y A Plus D'Amandes" by Henri Salvador, "Ma Ville A Peur Du Loup" by Noelle Norman, "La Saint Paris" by Paul Roby, "Mi Muchacha" by Les Whiskys, "Dunkerque" by Michele Arnaud, "De Shanghai A Bangkok" by Barbara, "Le Passager Clandestin" by Daniele Rouille, and "Un Etranger" by Edith Piaf. 70 titles in all! CD

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Simon Nabatov/Mark DresserProjections ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
The first-ever duo recording from pianist Simon Nabatov and bassist Mark Dresser – a set that has both players standing in very strong individual space, while still making great sounds together! Nabatov's piano has plenty of bold, angular flourishes – sometimes which seem to come from playing inside the piano box, as well as the keys – and Dresser's bass is much deeper, and sometimes more tentative – a sense of spaciousness that balances things out wonderfully, and makes for a really rich palette of colors. Titles include "Aria Attach", "Pliant Giant", "La Ment", and "Parting Shots". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy T-99 NelsonCry Hard Luck – The RPM & Kent Recordings 1951 to 1961 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Don't let the "T-99" on the cover make you think that Jimmy Nelson's just a one trick pony – because despite the greatness of that classic, he's also got a hell of a lot more to offer too – as you'll hear on this stunning collection that's the first to finally dig into the wealth of excellent LA recordings he made in the 50s! Nelson's got a style that's part blues, part jazz, and perfect for all the hip currents that were coming forth from the west coast during these amazing years – and the singer gets plenty of jumping Central Avenue rhythms on these wonderful sides – music that hardly cares anything about the big styles of the previous months, as it leaps forward strongly to uncover whole new modes of expression. There's a jumping joy to most of these tracks that still grabs us after all these years – a moment when blues not only didn't have to be totally "blue", but also could steer clear of so many later cliches. CD features 23 tracks in all – some rare RPM Records singles, some unissued tracks too – with titles that include "T-99", "Cary Hard Luck", "Married Men Like Sport", "Right Around The Corner", "Meet Me With Your Black Dress On", "Rain Drop Blues", "Fine Little Honey Dripper", "She's My Baby", "I Sat & Cried", "Unlock The Door", and "Big Mouth". CD

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New MastersoundsThis Is What We Do ... CD
3 On The B, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99
Funky madness from The New Mastersounds – sounding better here than we remember them in years, with a real nitty-gritty quality that reminds us of their best early singles! The grooves on the set are extremely intense – from the percussion-jamming timbales of "The Tin Drum", to the mad guitar of "Zambezi", to the super-cooking organ of "You Got It All" – and each new track is a delightful surprise, offering a different focus on the group's instrumental strengths – all of which are presented here with raw and stripped-down production! Sam Bell guests on percussion – and other tracks include "Baby Bouncer", "La Cova", "Pure", "Ain't No Telling", "The Minx", and "Land Of Nod". CD

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Claude Nougaro & OthersClaude Nougaro Et Ses Interpretes 1955 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.99
Early work from one of our favorite French singers ever – not only some of his first few recordings, but also a huge host of material by other contemporaries who recorded their own takes on the compositions of Pierre Barouh! Barouh was the ultimate left bank hipster in the postwar years – strongly influenced by American jazz, to a point where he would often pen his own French lyrics to American jazz tunes, and come up with his own jazzy material too – even to a point where he'd go onto record with a fair bit of jazz musicians from both Paris and the US! That influence is already in place here, as the tracks offer up material very different than familiar French chanson – work that's groovier more upbeat, and often filled with hip instrumental touches to match the inherent poetry of Nougaro's words. And although we've made it a point to track down everything Claude ever recorded over the years, we've actually not heard most of the other work here – which represents the bulk of the collection. Titles include "Seulement" by Cyril Dalin, "Mephisto" by Paul Peri, "Coupez Les Moi Au Rasoir" by Paul Roby, "Maman M'La Dit" by Stephen Bruce, "La Folle Chanson" by Zack Matalon, "Joseph" by Philippe Clay, "Le Balayeur Du Roy" by Marcel Amont, "Vise La Poupee" by Elise Vallee, and "Vole Vole" by Les Jazz Baladins – plus "Les Anges", "Il Y Avait Une Ville", "Le Piano De Mauvaise Vi", "Tiens Toi Bien A Mon Coeur", and "Marguerite" by Claude Nougaro himself. CD

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... LP
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards and sings a bit too – in a larger group that mixes in some very hip LA funky elements, a bit like some of the criss-crossing that Hugh Masekela did on his Chisa Records sessions! The style makes for a great bit of funky club with lots of deeper acoustic percussion elements in the sound – and titles include the massive break classic "Funky Drummer", plus "Nothing Is Free", "Spend Your Money", "Gas Line", "Sunkwa", and "Believe In Yourself". Special package – also includes the bonus 12" tracks "International Funk (voc)", and "International Funk (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyPatience ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1987. Good+ ... $18.99
Album features 12 tracks, including "Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin", "Madaru Ma Lo", "Eru O Ba Mi", "Iba O Messiah Oba", "Ngo Sun Towotowo Juba Re" and "Ma Ri Temi Gba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and some moisture stains.)

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Orquesta AragonDanzones De Ayer Y De Hoy Vol 2 ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 16.98
The dances of today – circa 1962 – served up here by Orquesta Aragon with a sweet blend of pachanga and charanga styles! Instrumentation is relatively lean – and even the string elements are used in a nicely punctuated style – one that works well with the sweet-stepping percussion and basslines, and often sewn together with a jazzy bit of flute! There's a bit more bite here than on some of the group's other records from the time – and even some of the slower dancers have this kick that's mighty nice – especially given the mostly instrumental focus on most numbers. Titles include "La Gioconda", "El Sentimental", "La Reina Isabel", "Ave 486", "Daimitillo Y Maranon", "La Chaucha", and "Jovenes De Danubio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orquesta AragonJa Ja Pacha ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 16.98
Sweet pachanga grooves from Orquesta Aragon – and a set that's a lot more stripped down than some of their material from the 50s! There's still a few echoes of the cha cha groove here, but the overall approach is definitely in keeping with the image on the cover – light flute lines that skip around wonderfully, carving out a groove with a jazzy sensibility – with some great support from violin and percussion! Most numbers have vocals, but the flute gets plenty of lead space too – and titles include "Gladys", "No Quiero Lios", "La Fruta Ja Ja", "Solamente Tu", "Solo De Ti", "Heriste Mi Corazon", and "La Criticona". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orquesta El MacabeoEl Entierro ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweet little cooker from this contemporary combo – and even better than the group's previous record! These guys get things going right out of the gate – using deep Puerto Rican roots to craft a tight salsa groove that also has some nice little twists and turns – certain instrumental inflections that show the group members' involvement with a wide variety of previous projects – all focused together here nicely as a unit! There's a rock-solid, all-classic vibe to the set throughout – the kind of indie record we might have hoped to find digging in New York a few decades back – and titles include "Fulana", "La Conga", "La Dieta", "El Sueno", "Musico", and "Cuto Medina". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orquesta Fiesta CubanaDance Date In Havana – Cuban Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Fiesta, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Cheo Belen Puig directs the group – and titles include "El Limpiabota", "Alma Guajira", "Quiereme Mucho", "Viva El Rey", "Lupina", "Errante Y Bohemio", and "La Juma De Ayer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove, including rice paper inner sleeve.)

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie Evans, and Big Joe Turner – and even though Shuggie Otis is on the album, the whole thing's a pretty bluesy affair overall. Titles include "Shuggie's Boogie", "Plastic Man", "Margie's Boogie", "Baby You Don't Know", "Little Esther's Blues", "RM Blues", "Goin Back To LA", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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PachecoArtist ... CD
Fania, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Johnny Pacheco's still one hell of an artist well into these late 70s years of his career – one of the key talents in the transformation of the New York Latin sound in the early 60s, and still equally vibrant in his work for the younger generation too! The album's got that cool, cooking sound that always made Pacheco's work so great – a small combo dedication to rhythms first, and other instrumentation second – piano, percussion, and basslines tide up beautifully at the bottom – all topped with some brassy flourishes, and lots of strong lead vocals from Hector Casanova! Pacheco's a master of understatement throughout – no tricks, gimmicks, or nods to the contemporary dancefloor styles – but that's what makes the album a killer – on cuts that include "La Yerba Brava", "Ileana", "Tu No Sabes Na", "Amarra El Perro", "El Inventor", and "Corso Y Montuno". CD

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✨✧ Marty PaichPicasso Of Big Band Jazz ... CD
Candid (UK), 1957. Used ... $7.99
Brassy LA sunshine big band from Marty Paich – with plenty of subtle, grooving twists & turns, too – with lots of lighter touches and late 50s Hollywood style! Marty is better remembered for his studio arrangement and production genius than as a band leader, but shows a really steady hand here handling a big group of jazz players including Pete Candoli, Herbie Harper, Herb Geller, Mel Lewis and others. Titles are mostly Paich compositions, with the exception of the centerpiece "What's New". Other numbers include "From Now On", "Walkin On Home", "Black Rose", "Tommy's Toon", "Easy Listnin", "Nice And Easy"and "Martytini Time" CD
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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriMozambique ... LP
Tico, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An important early album from Eddie Palmieri – one in which he introduces the "mozambique" rhythm – essentially a conga-styled approach to the tune, and one that features a lot more percussion than on his earlier sides! The group that supports him is strong enough to carry off the sound well – and features Manny Oquendo on timbales and bass, Tommy Lopez on conga, and vocals by Ismale Quintana – and the overall shift is similar to the one that Pacheco made between his records on Alegre and those on Fania. The album's filled with loads of great upbeat tracks – and titles include "Mi Mambo Conga", Manha De Carnaval", "Que Suene La Orquesta", " "Estamos Chao", "Camagueyanos Y Habaneros", and "Pobre Pedro". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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