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✨✧ Michelle PhillipsVictim Of Romance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Real Gone, 1977. New Copy ... On June 1, 2018
A surprisingly compelling album from Michelle Phillips – recorded years after the breakup of The Mamas & The Papas, with a smooth late 70s LA sound that works perfectly for her aging sexy approach. Jack Nitzsche handled the production and arrangements, and the album's got more of an edge than you might think from first look or listen – slightly self-reflexive, and less a comeback attempt than an expression of identity finally put on record. Titles include "Aching Kind", "Trashy Rumors", "Victim Of Romance", "Where's Mine", "Just One Look", and "Lady Of Fantasy". CD

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Michel PolnarefPolnarevolution (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Disques AZ/Universal (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Killer work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop singers ever – and one of the few who could mix in a trippy style with some of the more upbeat modes of a few years before! Backings here are from a very cool combo – Dynastie Crisis – who use heavy drums, organ, and fuzzy guitar with some wonderfully echoey production which only seems to give the sound an even more watery vibe than some of Polnareff's previous records! The sound feels live – although we can't tell for sure from the notes – and we've also been told that Jean-Claude Vannier had a hand in the larger arrangements. Titles include "La Mouche", "La Trompette", "Qui A Tue Grand Maman", "Ame Caline", "Dans La Maison Vide", "Gloria", and "Love Me Please Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Michel PolnareffPolnabest ... CD
Universal, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A special collection of work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop talents from the end of the 60s! Polnareff's got this quality that's unlike anyone else we can think of – very expressive, but without being overly emotive – sometimes crafting the lyrics with this warble, sometimes with a raspy whisper – and almost always set to these cool baroque arrangements that really push the whole thing over the top! Michel's not nearly as well-known on these shores as some of his contemporaries, but his music is equally wonderful – and this set has a very strong focus on all his best years of the late 60s, with more from the early 70s – and a few key tracks from later years too. Titles include "L'Amour Avec Toi", "La Poupee Qui Fait Non", "Love Me Please Love Me", "Ame Caline", "Le Bal Des Laze", "Holidays", "Je Suis Un Homme", "Qui A Tue Grand Maman", "Le Roi Des Fourmis", "I Love You Because", "Kama Sutra", "On Ira Tous Au Paradis", and "Lettre A France". CD

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Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band (Andre Popp)Delirium In Hi Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A lost Hi Fi gem! Released in America under the name of "Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band" – the record is actually a stunning collaboration between French orchestra leader Andre Popp and sound effects wizard Pierre Fatosme. The sound is wild and swinging, with a feel that's similar to Esquivel, but with a lot weirder effects, and a little bit less music-based sound overall. Popp cares less about swinging than Esquivel, and he's much freer with his music – as there's moments on here that sound like avant garde chamber pieces, which then swing into tight little bits with cool sounds made by editing and playing with tape. The album's wonderful all the way through – with very high quality material that makes a lot of the other cheaper lounge releases sound hollow! Titles include "Java", "La Paloma", "La Java Du Diable", "Java Des Bombes Atomiques", and "Adios Muchachos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Preservation Hall Jazz BandRun, Stop & Drop The Needle (with download) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Legacy, 2017. New Copy ... $17.99
Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing their distinctive think live at their legendary home base in the French Corner! The show was a private gig for attendees representing US independent record stores, and recorded for this release released first to, you guessed it, indie record stores! Titles include "So It Is", "Santiago", "La Malanga", "Convergence" and "Mad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with download!)

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✨✧ Richard Pryor with Richard & WillieRichard Pryor Meets. . . Richard & Willie And. . . The SLA ... LP
Laff, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A very "current events" oriented set – one that sums up a variety of bigger news stories of the time, spinning them all out with a hip, underground take on the events. Richard and Willie (mostly Willie) dominate, but Richard Pryor gets in a bit too – and the language on the album is very very off-color. With "LA N!ggers", 'Sex Organs", "Getting Some", "Nixon","Douche Powder", "Toilet Tissue – Brand X-Brand B", "Line Up", "Black Preachers", "Ugly Suckers", "White Chicks", "Crap Game", "The Nut", "Passing Gas" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quartetto ModernoEcco! ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1999. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
One of the most beautiful jazz recordings we've heard in a long time! Italy's Quartetto Moderno is a vibes-led combo with a classic modal feel – similar to Bobby Hutcherson's pre-new thing years on Blue Note, or some of the early Roy Ayers & Jack Wilson recordings from LA. The sound is extremely captivating, and the main frontline of vibes and piano is augmented on a number of tracks by flute and alto. The set's got a great cover of Paul Horn's lost modal groover "Mr. Bond", plus loads of great originals, like "Giovani D'Oggi", "Il Gioco Delle Parti", "Astro Gange", and "Moderns Dilemma". Very nice stuff, and with a sound and feel that's far more sophisticated than some of the other titles on Schema! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ernest RanglinMod Mod Ranglin ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet instrumental set! The album's got Ranglin working with deft skill on the guitar – echoing the chromes of Wes Montgomery one minute, or the sharper notes of Kenny Burrell the next – but all set to a groove that's got lots of ska and rocksteady in the rhythms, and maybe just a touch of mod vibes in the overall presentation! As part of that, there's some nice use of Hammond on the album – although often used in nicely subtle ways – and titles include "Archie", "La Bostella", "Walk Away", "Born Free", "You Won't See Me", "More Amore", and "What Now My Love". CD

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✨✧ Rare EarthEcology ... CD
Motown, 1970. Used ... $24.99
A stone smoker from Rare Earth – recorded a a time when they were able to easily handle a groove made up of equal parts funk, rock, and soul! The vibe here is almost like War at times – not for the LA touches in the mix, but for the heady and heavy way these guys roll forward – pulling together all the best elements of the underground at the time, and bringing them into their own smoky groove. Instrumentation is wonderful – and some of the cuts have a really great jamming sort of feel – especially the 11 minute reading of "(I Know) I'm Losing You" – originally done by the Temptations, and produced by Norman Whitfield for the album! Other titles include "Long Time Leavin", "Satisfaction Guaranteed", "Nice Place To Visit", "No 1 Man", and a sweet version of "Eleanor Rigby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roger RaspailDalva ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". CD
Also available Dalva ... LP 16.99

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Lou RawlsWay It Was The Way It Is ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the nice moments from the days when David Axelrod was producing Lou Rawls! The record's a great mix of soul and tight LA production, and features the breakbeat cut "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)". Other nice ones include "Season Of The Witch", "It's You", "I Love You, Yes I Do", and "Trying Just As Hard As I Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Ray & His CourtRay & His Court ... LP
Sound Triangle, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever – a lost gem from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray and the group are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's tight-as-can-be amalgam of JB's style horn riffing and thumping Afro-Cuban percussion is some of the absolute best of its kind. This group seriously smokes any of the current funk bands on the road! On these sessions Ray wrote, produced, played "organ flute" and provided some vocals in a large group that includes three trumpets, bass clarinet, sax, two drummers, congas, electric bass, and a line of mostly Spanish vocalists. Amazing 70s super funk with a very proud Latin edge – and featuring tracks that include "Sunny", "Soul Freedom", "Cookie Crumbs", "De Eso Nada Monada", "Lo Sabia", "Venimos Acabando", "La Pena", and "La Senorita Lola". LP, Vinyl record album

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RemainsLive 1969 ... CD
Sundazed, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Remains doing their live thing ferociously in Boston in early '69 – a one-off reunion gig, and it's smoking to say the least! The group surprisingly broke up a couple years earlier, after a tour opening for The Beatles, then went their separate ways on opposite sides of the country. The spur of the moment reunion was a joint gig with fellow broken up Boston scene legends The Lost, and after lulling the crowd into relaxing with a mellow introduction, The Remains rip into a killer, covers-heavy set we can only wish would've seen. Tremendous! Taped live, but the tapes were buried for decades – all praise Sundazed for getting it out. Includes "Hang On Sloopy", "Route 66", "All Day And All Of The Night", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Why Do I Cry", "Johnny B Goode", "She's Nineteen Years Old" "La Bamba/Empty Heart" and "Diddy Wah Diddy". CD

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ResidentsFingerprince ... LP
Ralph, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Prime weirdness from The Residents! It's fair to consider Fingerprince as a transitional effort from the group, though it's not a dismissible one – it's out there, exciting and may be easier to get all the way through than some of the more anti-pop experiments they delivered in the mid-to-late 70s. It's probably not as confrontational as Meet The Residents and Third Reich 'N Roll – or perhaps it just seems less vicious because the cover art isn't as confrontational. Side one has shorter pieces, which seem to be informed by vintage exotica and field recordings, though it sounds like nothing but the Residents. Side 2 is a single long suite. Titles include "You Yesyesyes", "Home Age Conversation", "Godsong", "March De La Winni", "Bossy", "Boo Who?", "Tournequit Of Roses" and the the 17+ minute, side-long "Six Things To A Cycle". LP, Vinyl record album
(3rd pressing in the color cover.)

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ResidentsFingerprince (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ralph/Cryptic Corp, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Prime weirdness from The Residents! It's fair to consider Fingerprince as a transitional effort from the group, though it's not a dismissible one – it's out there, exciting and may be easier to get all the way through than some of the more anti-pop experiments they delivered in the mid-to-late 70s. It's probably not as confrontational as Meet The Residents and Third Reich 'N Roll – or perhaps it just seems less vicious because the cover art isn't as confrontational. Side one has shorter pieces, which seem to be informed by vintage exotica and field recordings, though it sounds like nothing but the Residents. Side 2 is a single long suite. Titles include "You Yesyesyes", "Home Age Conversation", "Godsong", "March De La Winni", "Bossy", "Boo Who?", "Tournequit Of Roses" and the the 17+ minute, side-long "Six Things To A Cycle". Features a whole bonus CD of "finger ephemera" - with titles that include "Whoopy Snorp", "Piano Dittie", "Entrance To Crypt", "Leapmus", "Godsong (studio rehearsal)", "Fingerprince Concentrate", "Walter Westinghouse (rehearsal)", "Clumsy Climb", and some live tracks too! CD
Also available Fingerprince ... LP 11.99

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Rhythm HeritageSky's The Limit ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About May 16, 2018
The third in a really great run from Rhythm Heritage – a group who continued to hold up a strong level of instrumental quality, despite the fact that they'd topped the charts, and were smack right in the middle of the LA studio scene at the time! Part of the credit goes to producer/arranger Michael Omartin – who also plays keyboards on the album, giving it one of its best characteristics – but the whole assortment of talents is pretty darn great too, and includes work by Victor Feldman, Ray Parker, and The Waters – who bring in some nice soulful vocals on a few cuts. Keeping their success with TV themes, the group do a great job with "Theme From Starsky & Hutch" on this one – taking the tune in a nice moogy sort of way – and other cuts include "Float On By", "Hedge Hog", "Skippin", "Language Of Love", "Holdin Out", and "Sail Away With Me". CD

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Sergio RicardoDo Lago A Cachoeira ... LP
Discos Continental (Brazil), 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Features arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves – and titles that include "Contra A Mare", "Vidigal", "Ponto De Partida", "La Vem Prada", "Do Lago A Cochoeira", and "O Nosso Olhar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too – not credited with production, due to contractual reasons, although he helped put most of the album together. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some marker in the bottom right corner.)

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Ismael RiveraOro ... CD
Tico, 1979. Used ... $19.99
Pure 70s gold from Ismael Rivera – the kind of music that shows why he was one of the best vocalists of the growing salsa scene! The set collects together some of the best tracks from Rivera's work in the 70s Fania empire – all arranged with very sharp arrangements from Joe Cain, Pancho Cristal, and the mighty Louie Ramirez – whose work here really helps unlock that sophisticated sparkle that helped Rivera hit new heights at the time! Titles include "Que Te Pasa A Ti", "Orgullosa", "Sale El Sol", "Si Te Cojo", "De Todas Maneras Rosas", "Carimbo", "De Colores", "La Gata Montesa", and "Traigo Salsa". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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