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Jongo TrioJongo Trio (1972) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also harmonizing vocals in a soaring, airy style that really adds a lot to the set. This album's got the group using a bit of organ and electric piano in addition to their usual acoustic keys – making for a bossa style that's slightly electrified, with great results on the album's overall sound. The set includes a really great uptempo version of "Aguas De Marco", plus the tracks "Alo Feveiro", "Quem Vem La", "Cavaleiro De Aruanda", "Sandalia De Prata", "Bate Barriga", "Feitinha P'Ro Poeta", and "Duas Contas". CD
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Juarez E Seu ConjuntoO Inimitavel Juarez ... CD
Masterplay/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing bossa jazz from Brazilian tenor saxophonist Juarez – a record that moves and grooves with an even harder edge than any American session of the type from the time – with lots of raw percussion that sounds really great next to the soulful tenor! The album's quite early in the years for bossa jazz – and has a wonderfully fluid, wonderfully clear sort of groove – one that's got piano, bass, drums, and loads of great percussion on the bottom – and these freewheeling tenor lines from Juarez that are filled with soul, swing, and imagination! There's way more here than just a soloist blowing lines over rhythms of familiar standards – and the set features titles that include "Julgamento", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Suplica", "I'll Get By", "Al Di La", "Indiscretion", and "O Menino Desce O Morro". CD

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✨✧ Don JulianSavage! ... CD
Ace (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – and one of the rarest too! The album's a crowning achievement for the mighty Don Julian – an artist who's best known for his earlier LA soul with The Larks, but who steps out here with a hip, hard-grooving sound that's really amazing – kind of a small combo take on the bigger orchestrations you might hear in other films of the time – served up with lots of heavy drums and sharp-edged guitar in the mix! The rhythm section is especially great – bad-walking along with a blend of bass, drums, and congas – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, and trombone – plus guitars from both Arthur Wright and Julian. Titles include the massive 10 minute title cut "Savage" – plus "Lay It On Your Head", "Where I'm Coming From", "My Favorite Beer Joint", "It's A Sad Song", and "Janitizio". As the cover says – "On the Streets, Or On the Sheets, He's a Savage!". CD

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Don Julian & The MeadowlarksHeaven & Paradise ... CD
Dootone/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A sweet set of vocal group heaven from the young Don Julian – working here at the head of his Meadowlarks group – and turning out some very well-crafted doo wop sides from the late 50s LA scene! The material predates Don's stomping soul with The Larks in the 60s – and instead has a great blend of the jazzy riffing R&B styles that were still strong on the west coast scene of the postwar years, and some of the harmony perfection that made a few LA groups like The Meadowlarks a surprisingly strong match for bigger names on the east coast. Ace worked their usual magic with this collection – using original tapes wherever possible, and pulling together a great batch of singles for the Dootone, Dooto, RPM, and Original Sound labels – with titles that include "Untrue", "Devil Or Angel", "Heaven & Paradise", "Love Only You", "I Got Tore Up", "Pass The Gin", "Doin The Cha Cha", "LFMST Blues", "Thrill Me Night & Day", "I Am A Believer", and "Real Pretty Mama". CD

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Jumping JacquesLet Them Eat Cake – The Jumping Jacques/Sugar & Spice ... CD
Petra/Zeitgeist, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99
Stunning vocal work by this hip late 60s group – the ultra-groovy Jumping Jacques, a vocal ensemble who really knew how to swing! The group feature male/female voices blended in a style that's reminiscent of some of the best European 60s soundtracks – harmonizing in a mode that's jazzy, but also infused with some very mod touches, snapping along in grooves that dip and turn nicely, with some very swinging moments. Place these guys right next to the best work by Les Double Six, I Cantori Modern, The Gimmicks, or Brasil 66 – but give them a lot of credit for their unique and psychedelic approach to the style, making a record like this mad work that's uniquely their own! Titles include "Chili Peppers", "Haunted House", "Double Francoise", "La Terre Le Ciel Et L'Eau", "Lucinda", "Just A Little Midnight Swim", and "Whispering". CD also features the whole Sugar & Spice album – with another 12 titles that include "Let Them Eat Cake", "Gossip & Chatter", "Someday We'll Know", "Somehow I Feel I Must Be Dreaming", "Offbeat Fugue", and "Love Me Now". CD

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Jungle BrothersStraight Out The Jungle (2LP version with poster) ... LP
Warlock/Idlers, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track that was not originally on the first LP release – "The Promo" featuring a verse from Q-Tip, his first-ever appearance on wax, a full year before the first Tribe Called Quest single. Tracks include "On the Run", "Straight Out the Jungle", "Black Is Black", "Braggin & Boastin", "Behind The Bush", "Because I Got It Like That", "I'll House You", and "Jimbrownski". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jungle FireJambu ... LP
Nacional, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across the Atlantic – then maybe back to LA for a bit of Chicano funk in the grooves! The blend is completely wonderful – some moments feel like outtakes from the sessions for the best sessions by War, others feel like some lost wax you might find digging in a Colombian record store, and still others are a sound that's completely the group's own. Basslines are nice and heavy throughout – and titles include "Cumbia De Sal", "Callejero", "Efori", "NUSAU", "Lamento Momposino", "Mofongo", and "La Kossa". LP, Vinyl record album

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KakoPuerto Rican All-Stars Featuring Kako ... LP
Alegre, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the best Latin jam session feel of the 60s! Tracks include "Descarga En Puerto Rico", "Abaniguito", "La Tombola", and "El Pollo" – and the whole thing's stormin' – a must-have album in any book! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gunter Kallmann ChoirKallman Choir Originals Vol 1 – Elisabeth Serenade/Serenade Im Schlosspark ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), 1962/1964. New Copy ... $12.99
Dreamy vocals from the Gunter Kallmann Choir – two early albums back to back on a single CD! Elisabeth Serenade has the mixed male/female ensemble taking on a host of tunes that sometimes have traditional roots, other times are more contemporary German numbers – but still a bit different than the groovier songs they'd cut later in the 60s. Arrangements are by Kurt Edelhagen and Werner Twardy – and while the vocals are pretty straightforward, they do have a wonderfully lush vibe that prefigures the sound of later groups like Singer Unlimited. Titles include "La Montanara", "Serenade Aus Die Millionen Des Harlekin", "Traum Melodie", "Elisabeth Serenade", and "Bei Walzermusik". Serenade In Schlosspark is a batch of tunes set in a castle garden – served up with a slightly regal feel in the arrangements, in ways that almost have the Gunter Kallman ensemble singing with an even more heavenly sound than usual! A few numbers have playful melodies, with almost some Alpine touches – while others are more staid – and titles include "Indian Song", "Kerzen Serenade", "Liebe Die Nie Vergeht", "Tiritomba", "Wiegenlied", and "Concerto D'Amour". CD

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Gunter Kallmann ChoirKallman Choir Originals Vol 2 – Serenade Am Meer/Schneewalzer ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A full album from the classic Gunter Kallman Choir – plus a host of rare singles from the 60s! Serenade Am Meer serves up the kind of sound that made the Kallman Choir a legend on the German easy scene of the 60s – a blend of four female and three male voices, set to lilting arrangements from Werner Twardy – often moving in ways that hardly disturbs the vocals at all, and instead lets the group's harmonies dominate the music with a nicely lush vibe! There's bits of strings, chimes, and accordion in the instrumentation – but the main focus is on the vocals, on tunes that include "Capri Fischer", "La Mer", "Seemann", "Poeme", "Lili Marleen", "Gluhwurmchen", "Alte Muhlen Junge Herzen", and "Wenn Wir Heut Auseinandergeh'n". CD also features 13 more tracks from assorted late 60s Polydor singles by the group – with representations of pic sleeves inside – and music that's often a bit more towards the groovy or pop sound of the group! Some tunes are remakes of American hits, redone as vocal group tracks with the Kallman vibe – others are original German tracks – and titles include "All'Deine Liebe", "Scheewalzer", "Rosen Fur Elisabeth", "Brot Und Butter", "Dear Heart", and "Alles Versteh'n Heisst Alles Verzeih'n". CD

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Johnny KeatingThis Bird Has Flown ... CD
Warner (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About April 25, 2017
One of our favorite albums ever by Johnny Keating! Long before he discovered the moog for his 70s funk albums, Keating was cranking out some fantastic big band work during the 60s – mixing together odd rhythmic patterns in a way that set his work apart from most other Brit leaders, coming up with strange rhythms and cool ways of laying out a tune – so that even if the title was familiar, the track grooved in ways that you'd never expect! This early American LP is a real gem – filled with groovy tunes that chop and waffle wonderfully – as Johnny takes tracks like "Qui", "Shangri-La", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Ebb Tide", "Girl Talk", and "Canadian Sunset – carving them up with odd syncopation and weird horn parts, making them all a dreamy delight! CD

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Leonard King & The Soul MessengersLeonard King & The Soul Messengers – Historic Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... CD
Uuquipleu, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Very cool work from Leonard King & The Soul Messengers – a Detroit combo who really kick things up here with some great work from the clubs and a few rare studio recordings as well! King's a drummer, and gives the group a mighty solid sound from the start – and the whole group are equally comfortable in a soul instrumental mode as they are when letting loose with jazzier solos – a bit like the Jazz Crusaders on the LA scene of the mid 60s, but even groovier overall! Instrumentation shifts a bit throughout – depending on the lineups – and includes alto from Gregory King, cornet from Atiba King, trumpet from Jimmy Nash, and organ, electric harpsichord, and piano from George Roundtree. The range of material varies in a really great way – showing not just an evolution of King and his combo, but also the changing tastes of the Detroit scene at the end of the 60s – and there's also a few soul vocal numbers mixed in with the jazz instrumentals. Titles include "Delen 1967", "Voice Your Choice", "The Barracuda", "I've Been Saved", "Lily The Fox", "Cold Sweat", "Psychedelic Pi", "Bumpy's Lament", "Hang Up", "Spinning Around/It's Too Late", and a "Jackson Five Medley". CD

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King CurtisComplete Atco Singles (3CD set) ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $43.99 49.98
Some of the greatest work ever from funky saxophone genius King Curtis – tracks we like way better than his full length albums for Atco Records, better than his early work for the Fire/Fury label, and even better than some of his session work at Atlantic! Here's a secret – on 45s, King Curtis gets even harder and heavier than on an album – where he sometimes plays in a sweeter, straighter sound to cross over with pop covers and soul instrumentals. But on a 7" single – especially on the flipside – the King isn't afraid to get funky at all – and often turns out these totally tight, totally heavy cuts that rival some of the best of the funky 45 underground of the time – the kind of music you don't always find on full albums from Curtis, but which you'll discover in volumes on this set! The 3CD package features a whopping 66 racks in all – with loads of titles not on CD or LP before – with titles that include "Pots & Pans (parts 1 & 2)", "Jest Smoochin", "Chili", "Restless Guitar", "Boss", "Quicksand", "This Is Soul", "8th Wonder", "Makein Hey", "In The Pocket", "Jump Back", "Foot Pattin (part 2)", "Rocky Roll", "Pop Corn Willy", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Whole Lotta Love", "La Jeanne", "Instant Groove", "Valley Of The Dolls", "Cook Out", "For What It's Worth", "Honeydripper (parts 1 & 2)", and "Soul Theme". CD

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✨✧ King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Beautiful beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
Originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – but one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr. Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir, No Sir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has partially split seams.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions (UK pressing) ... CD
CBS (UK), 1983. Used ... $4.99
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so many other groups could never get this right – evolved amazingly here from the early soul years of the group's origins. The approach of the set is lean and smooth, yet turns out to be a perfect fit for the maturing Knight/Pips sound – a mode that still keeps them right out in front of the pack, with a great mix of grooving and sophistication. Titles include "Save The Overtime (For Me)", "Heaven Sent", "When You're Far Away", "Just Be My Lover", "Don't Make Me Run Away", "Ain't No Greater Love", "O La De Da", "You're Number One", and the longstanding classic "Hero (Wind Beneath My Wings)". CD

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KnxwledgeHud Dreems ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.98
The Stones Throw debut of LA beatmaker Knxwledge – fresh from strong production work from diverse, top notch talent like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass – and making a pretty strong case for himself as a headlining talent on this sprawling instrumental set! He melds funk, soul and jazz inspired beats into a distinct vibe of his like – which we could say for many other great producers in the Stones Throw camp – but this is truly unique work! Includes "Time & Tide", "Dnt Fall", "My Life", "Frm Nowhere"., "Trsh", "Aint It Ovr", "Okai Okai", "Nvrending", "Th Troll", "Let U Leave (Geekdop)", "Right Aftr (THK)", "Faraway" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Exclusive "Side D" vinyl only tracks – includes download!)

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Dadisi KomolafeHassan's Walk ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A soul jazz treasure from the LA scene of the early 80s – a fantastic record that we'd rank with the best Strata East sides of the time! The group's led by alto saxophonist Dadisi Komolafe, and features vibes by Ricky Kelly, piano by Eric Tillman, bass by Roberto Miranda, and drums by Sunship Theus – all working together in a style that's infused with soulful, post-Coltrane exploratory energy, never going too far outside, and always staying true to the rhythmic pulse at its core. Kelly's vibes are really great – sparkling underneath solos by Komolafe that remind us a lot of Gary Bartz's earliest work – and titles include "Calvary", "Speak No Evil", and "Hassan's Walk". CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Peter Kowald & Barry GuyPaintings ... LP
FMP (Germany), 1984. Very Good+ ... $68.99
Duets between these two important European avant bassists – featuring tracks dedicated to the paintings of Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Joseph Beuys. Titles include "La Robe De L'Avonture", "Paintings", "Das Schweigen Von Marcel Duchamp Wird Uberbewertet", and "Hier Is Noch Immer Alles Fliessend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very light surface marks from heavy inner sleeve – but a barely-played copy!)

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Kreisler/Wieniawski/Tartini/Schumann/Vitali/Gluck/Henryk Szeryng In Recital – With Charles Reiner ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible performance from this legendary violinist – one that has all the complex dynamics of his work from earlier years – but presented with a lot more subtlety in this intimate set of duets with pianist Charles Reiner! The well-recorded set is a standout from the Living Stereo years at RCA – although even amongst those recordings, it has a less show presentation overall – no need to overstate its presence, given that the performance of the material is already quite strong. Works performed include "Chaconne In G Minor" by Vitali, "Dance Of The Blessed Spirits" by Gluck (Kreisler transcription), "Variations ON A Theme By Corelli" by Tartini (Francescatti transcription), "Scherzo Tarantelle Op 16" by Wieniawski, and "Danza De La Gitana" by Halffter (Heifetz transcription). CD

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