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Charlie Palmieri and his Duboney OrchestraTengo Maquina y Voya 60 ... LP
Alegre, Early 60s. Very Good ... $46.99
Hard to find Charlie Palmieri classic. One of his tight early albums with his Duboney Orchestra, and vocals by Victor Velazquez. Tracks include the mambos "Tengo Maquina Y Voy A Sesenta" and "La Timba Es Mia", plus a few guaguancos and "Son Sasonao", a son montuno. Groovy cover, with a photo of Charlie in a paper car! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing! Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the spine, and some light wear – but this is a pretty nice copy overall.)

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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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Eddie Palmieri & Harlem River DriveLive at Sing Sing Vol 1 ... LP
Tico, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Landmark work from Eddie Palmieri – a stunning performance by his Harlem River Drive band, recorded live before a very wild crowd at Sing Sing Prison! The feel here is a blend of the sound heard on the legendary Harlem River Drive album – a unique fusion of Latin, soul, and political consciousness – and some of the styles of Eddie's own groundbreaking albums of the early 70s – and it's made all the much deeper by its performance in front of an audience who was very receptive to the message of the tracks. All tracks are long and very hip, and titles include the protest poetry cut "Jibaro/My Pretty N*gger", plus the groovers "Azucar (parts 2 & 3)", "Muneca", "VP Blues", and "Pa La Ocha Tambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony Pappalardo & Max G MortonLive Suburbia ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Fantastic images from the late 70s and early 80s suburban scene – not special photographs from a talented artist, but snapshots and home photos pulled together for the book – all to illustrate suburban subcultures based around punk rock, martial arts, arcade games, record stores, dirt bikes, heavy metal, and skateboarding! The title's similarity to the famous LA punk film of the same name isn't lost on us – and the authors provide some great personal reflections along with the images, which further illuminates the whole thing – although the photos more than speak volumes by themselves. 240 pages, softcover, in full color, and done with the usual great Powerhouse style! Book
(Please note: The spine has a remainder mark.)

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✨✧ ParliamentGloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
An overlooked later gem from Parliament – a set that's very tight and funky, and which really picks up the groove first laid down on "Flashlight"! There's a tightly snapping approach here that rivals the best late 70s work by Funkadelic – the later P-Funk mode that's even more focused on rhythms than before, and which gets away from the sloppy stuff to really hit home with the groove! Tunes are steeped in horny horns, wah wah guitar, and lots of electric keyboards – and titles include "The Big Bang Theory", which is virtually a blueprint for the LA G-funk sound of the 80s – plus the tracks "The Freeze", "May We Bang You?", "Party People", and "(GloryHallaStoopid) Pin The Tail On The Funky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan PattersonLive At The Belasco (DVD) ... DVD
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
The musical charms of Rahsaan Patterson get a great visual showcase here – during a sweet live set recorded at LA's Belasco Theater – with guest appearances from Lalah Hathaway and Shanice Wilson too! Patterson's a heck of a showman – with a vibrancy that's maybe even stronger than some of his recent studio albums – and the tracks stretch out nicely, with a relaxed quality that's different than those records too. Titles include "Burnin", "Crazy", "Spend The Night", "Can't We Wait A Minute", "Feels Good", and "Where You Are". DVD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming this is an NTSC format, Region 1 DVD.)

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Pearly Queen/Wild WindQuit Jivin' – A Funk Anthology ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
2 bands with silly names, but amazing grooves – all very much in the Chicano funk mode – making the CD an essential one if you dig Latinized soul of the early 70s! Both groups hailed from Miami, and follow firmly in the style of Coke – another Miami funk group from the time who've been a huge favorite amongst the beathead crowd. Pearly Queen's 11 tunes on the set have some really great guitar riffing – wailing away in a heavy mode that's certainly got a trace of rock, but which is much more in the style of some of our favorite funky 45s! Wild Wind follow up the groove with some fuller-sounding tracks – often done in a magnificent blend of bass, percussion, guitar, and organ that's clearly inspired by the LA scene, but which has some unique elements of southern funk! The set's got 20 tracks in all, and is a great introduction to these two wonderful groups. Titles by Pearly Queen include "Quit Jivin", "Move On", "Super Star", "Jungle Walk", and "To Be With You" – and titles by Wild Wind include "A Drink Or Two", "What We Can Do", "Make Your Move", and "I've Tried To Love You". Better notes and package than the previous reissue, too! CD

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Florian Pellissier QuintetBiches Bleues ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
The title might sound like a Miles Davis homage, but the record is something else entirely – a really warm, wonderful set of spiritually-tinged jazz tracks – served up with a very classic vibe! The group's led by pianist Florian Pellissier, who also wrote most of the tracks on the set – and the music's got this sense of color and flow that's completely sublime – modes that are almost in the current Blue Note world of Robert Glasper or some of his contemporaries, especially in the way that Pellissier blocks out his chords – but with a vibe that's often more old school too, especially when the music takes off with the trumpet of Yann Loustalot and tenor of Christophe Panzani. Both players are great, and know how to soar at all the right moments – and titles include "J'Ai Du Rever", "Cinq Minutes Avant La Fin", "Dance Cadaverous", "Six Jours Apres La Guerre", and "Biches Bleues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ People's ChoiceI Likes To Do It – Funkadelphia Vol 1 ... CD
Jamie, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Funky Philly! People's Choice were a group who later went onto smooth soul fame at Philly International – but during their early years, they were a great little funky group who recorded some tasty singles for the Phil-LA of Soul label. Their funky 45s are some of the most quickly sold from our bins – and they've never had a full LP of material from this period, which makes the CD even more valuable! The general groove is sort of a stop-start chugging funky one – with strong male vocals in the lead, and crashing bass, piano, and guitar riffs in the background. The CD takes 8 tracks from rare singles – including "I Likes To Do It", "Big Ladies Man", "Wootie-T-Woo", "Let Me Do My Thing", and "Oh How I Love It" – and adds in 6 tracks never issued before – including "Grunt", "When You're All Alone", "Nothing But Soul Food", "La Papala", and "Jo". CD

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Art PepperArt Is The Art Vol 2 ... LP
Trio/Nadja (Japan), 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Late 50s recordings by Art Pepper – cut in Hollywood, in the studio, during the years 1957 and 1958, with a group that features Carl Perkins on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums. This Japanese pressing isn't entirely clear on the original source of the material, but a few of the tracks are marked as "unreleased", so we're assuming that at least a few of the rest were issued by another label at one time. The quality of the work is great – laidback, crisp, and with Pepper blowing in that angular tone that was almost a bit of Konitz modern, but which still had plenty of LA bop influences. Titles include "The Breeze & I", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "I Can't Believe That Your In Love With Me", "Without A Song", "Begin The Beguine", and "Long Ago And Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Art PepperNo Limit ... LP
Contemporary, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and two numbers have a really nice Latiny flair – with Art spinning out some aggressive solos on top of fast-running grooves, in a way you'd be surprised to hear on one of his albums from the time! Titles include "Rita San", "My Laurie", "Ballad of The Sad Young Men", and "Mambo De La Pinta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Pere UbuModern Dance ... LP
Blank, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A seminal album from the American underground of the late 70s – the unexpected debut of Pere Ubu, bursting forth from the Cleveland scene with a sound to challenge the greatness of anything coming from New York or LA at the time! The album's not exactly punk, not exactly art rock, but has strong elements of both – all wrapped around the unique conception of singer Dave Thomas, whose vocals are some of the oddest ever recorded! The tunes here are a lot more straightforward and upfront than some of Pere Ubu's later work – in a way that definitely makes the album their biggest favorite with continuing new generations of indie rockers. But there's also still a fair number of more experimental touches too – odd sonic tricks and almost-abstract moments that were quite revolutionary for the time – especially from Cleveland! Titles include "Non Alignment Pact", "The Modern Dance", "Chinese Radiation", "Real World", "Life Stinks", "Over My Head", and "Humor Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing with teal label. Cover has mosture staining along the spine.)

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Oscar Pettiford/Red MitchellJazz Mainstream (aka Basically Duke & Happy Minors) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1954. Used ... $29.99
An interesting LP, where Bethlehem pulled together two previous 10" sessions led by bassists for one LP! Pettiford's Basically Duike is a beautiful set – ostensibly a session of Ellington material, but one that features some great arrangements that really blow past the obvious! The group's an octet, with Pettiford leading trumpeters Clark Terry & Joe Wilder, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, and alto saxophonist Dave Schildkraut – with Earl Knight on piano, taking Ellington's place in the arrangements. Titles include 2 Pettiford originals – "Tamalpais" and "Swing Until The Girls Come Home" – plus a Terry number called "Chuckles", and the tracks "Mood Indigo" and "Jack The Bear". The second side is an obscure side from Red Mitchell, a tight little sextet session featuring a group of LA players that includes Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Claude Williamson, Stan Levey and Conte Candoli. The set cooks nicely, a snapping west coast bop side that's hard to come by in any format. Titles include "Happy Minor", "Bluesology", "Kelly Green" and "Scrapple From The Apple". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Basically Duke ... CD 6.99

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Aminadav AloniOnce ... LP
Dual Planet (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy ... About June 12, 2015
Weird, wild, and very electronic! This obscure soundtrack by Aminadav Aloni features some wonderfully spare electronics – with a sound that's a bit warmer than a lot of the angry electonics of the time, in sort of a French/Italian soundtrack mode, but with a very spacey sound. Compelling all the way through – and with the tracks "Those Who Play", "Loss", "Found", "Out Of The Fire", and "Follow The Leader". On a rare tiny LA label, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterAfrican Jazz ... LP
Capitol/So Far Out (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... On January 6, 2015 (delayed)
One of the greatest Les Baxter records, and one that's got just about everything you'd ever want! Plas Johnson plays tenor, and his solos are right out front, and recorded beautifully. There's a number of other great LA session players on percussion and vibes, and the arrangements have a definite jazz bent to them. Tracks include "Congo Train", "Walkin Watusi", "Ostrich Hunt", "Balinese Bongos", and "Mombasa After Midnight". Fantastic stuff, and recorded with beautiful sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenForca Bruta ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... On June 17, 2015
A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben – one of his greatest records ever, and a key part of Brazilian music in the 70s! The album marks an earthier shift for Jorge – a sound that's still rooted in the samba influences of the 60s, but which also takes on a bit more soul at the bottom – thanks to rhythmic contributions from Trio Mocoto, who work here famously to help Ben shape the overall feel of the set! There's still a bit of larger orchestrations at moments, but these are used sparingly just to sweeten the sound – leaving the main force of the music to come from Jorge's guitar, and the cuica, percussion, and tamborim of the trio. The vocals are wonderful too – slightly raspy, and with a bit more feeling than we ever remember Jorge having on record – sometimes a bit intimate, yet always with an undeniable presence throughout. One of those records that still sends chills up our spines, year after year – with tracks that include "Oba La Vem Ela", "Ze Canjica", "Pulo Pulo", "Apareceu Aparecida", "Terezinha", "Mulher Brasileira", "Forca Bruta", "O Telefone Tocou Novamente", and "Charles Junior". CD

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Willie BoboJuicy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... On June 17, 2015
Groovily packaged reissue of one of the best, and hardest to find, albums by Willie Bobo for Verve! The record is filled with tight Latin soul grooves, with lots of the kind of boogaloo and shing-a-ling rhythms that made Willie's records for Verve so great. Titles include "Shing-a-Ling Baby", "La Descarga Del Bobo", "Juicy", "Roots", and very groovy version of "Music To Watch Girls By". This CD reissue also includes 4 bonus tracks that are alternate takes of the original tunes on the LP! CD
Also available Juicy ... LP 7.99

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Eric Burdon & WarEric Burdon Declares War ... CD
MGM/Avenue, 1970. New Copy ... On June 23, 2015
War became so popular on their own in later years that it's easy to forget how they first sprung onto the soul charts – here, in an album of many styles that was put together by the wayward Eric Burdon after the dissolution of The Animals. We have to admit that Burdon was a genius to hook onto the rich talents of this LA combo – even though he really didn't know what to do with them on this record. Part of the album's an homage to Roland Kirk, part is an extended reworking of "Tobacco Road", and part is an overly-long bluesy passage called "Blues For Memphis Slim". Fortunately, the record also includes the monster groover "Spill The Wine", one of the first big crossover tracks to popularize the Chicano funk sound of LA – and a great little groover that still hooks us in today. CD
 
 
 



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