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Juicy LucyJuicy Lucy (with bonus track) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
The debut album from Juicy Lucy – an American act who made a trip to the London scene in the late 60s, where they found a way to forge a whole bunch of influences into a very unique groove! Had they stayed back home in Cali, Juicy Lucy might have gravitated towards the Bay Area scene, and ended up sounding a bit freakier and hippieish – but in London, they sharpened their sound, unleashed some deeper bluesy currents, and put the whole thing together with a mix of wit and flair that really set them apart! The group boasts great lead vocals from Ray Owen, a cool mix of electric and acoustic sax parts from Chris Mercer, strong lead guitar from Neil Hubbard, and a range of great sounds from Glenn Ross Campbell – who uses steel guitar and mandolin in ways that are very different than American groups of the time. Forgive the album its quickly-dated, exploitative cover – because it's got a lot more to offer than that – and titles include "Chicago Northwestern", "Train", "Nadine", "Mississippi Woman", "She's Mine She's Yours", and "Just One Time". CD features the bonus track "Walking Down The Highway". CD

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Domingo JustusJuju Music In Nigeria 1928 – Vol 1 ... LP
Asherah, 1928. New Copy ... $15.99
A great early example of cross-cultural exchange in recorded music – as Domingo Justus had roots in Nigeria, but recorded these songs in London – moving to that city after living for years in Brazil! And yet, the recordings are taken as early sides to represent a Nigerian folk tradition – but one that's already part of a global diaspora, as Justus takes different regional styles, and works them together in a larger vision of Nigerian music! Most numbers have acoustic guitar, with some bluesy inflections, alongside percussion, and great back/forth action between lead and chorus vocals. Titles include "Bandele", "Egbe Wa Ki", "Ore Bi Ole Jo Ma Mi", "Oniya Awa Lolare", "Ele Shihe Wa", and "Igba Lahu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney KesselBlue Soul (plus Swinging Easy) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of late 60s gems from guitarist Barney Kessel – both of which came from the same string of sessions! First up is Blue Soul – a very groovy set from guitarist Barney Kessel – very different than some of his cleaner, smoother-toned work of the 50s! The album was partly recorded in London, and partly recorded in LA – and there's a really nice mix of modes going on, which includes strong use of organ at times – bringing a soul jazz vibe to the record, which Barney seems to match with an extra sort of rasp in his strings – this nice bite that really sets the record apart from some of his others! There's also great use of electric bass, very strong at a few points, with a nice kick in the rhythms that's kind of unexpected for a record from Kessel – as you'll groove to on titles that include "Blue Soul", "Stumblin Around", "Comin Home", "Quail Bait", "Shufflin", and "Frank Mills". Swinging Easy is really nice work from guitarist Barney Kessel – one of his overlooked late 60s sessions from a time when the musician was really opening up his sound! Barney's working with a British trio here – John Marshall on drums and Kenny Napper on bass – and there's a nice sense of tone that carries forward his 50s modes, but which also maybe has a bit more of a bite, too. The mix is a great one, and titles include "On A Clear Day", "The Look Of Love", "Corcovado", "Aquarius", "Watch The Birds Go By", and "I Will Wait For You". CD
(Great paper sleeve package, too!)

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✨✧ KokorokoKokoroko EP ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great London combo who effortlessly blend together jazz and Afro Funk roots – working here with horn solos that have plenty to please fans of the former, but a groove that definitely borrows bits from the later style too! The octet bubbles along on tight percussion, drums, and bass – and has a triple horn section at the top – with trumpet, alto, and trombone – each of which get plenty of space to shape the sound with their voices. There's also warm keyboards and riffing guitar in the mix – and although the album's got just a hint of vocals, the whole thing's more of an instrumental affair overall – with the titles "Ti-de", "Adwa", "Uman", and "Abusey Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alexis KornerEvery Day I Have The Blues – The 60s Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Sanctuary/Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic 60s material by Alexis Korner – a completely unique British artist that we'd rank right up there with the best by Georgie Fame or Zoot Money! Like Fame and Money, Korner was strongly influenced by American sounds – particularly blues, but also a range of jazz, soul, and gospel too – which he started out initially aping, then soon moved the music into something that was very much his own! Korner's too often written up as a blues musician – but like the hippest mod moments of the mid 60s in London, his music quickly moves way past the familiar styles, and opens the door to something very new and groovy – but also never going to straighter rock modes, ala The Rolling Stones or Manfred Mann. This overstuffed 3CD set brings together so many great moments from Korner's early career – not just album tracks and singles, but also some BBC recordings, and other obscure tunes – all packed in a box that features 69 tracks and a big booklet of notes! CD

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a soaring, majestic quality – a similar blend of jazz and global elements that we've heard in Korwar's music – but the additional of lyrics on most numbers really transforms the whole thing, and uses Korwar's strong sonic sensibilities as the backdrop for some very powerful global messages! MCs include Trap Poju, MIrande, Zia Ahmed, Aditya Prakash, Deepak Unnikrishnan, MC Mawali, and Delhi Sultanate – and titles include "Mango", "City Of Words", "Bol", "Pravasis", "Good Ol Vilayati", "Coolie", and "Mumbay". CD

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✨✧ James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD

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✨✧ Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, & OthersLaboratorio Della Quercia ... LP
Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic entry into the improvising orchestra genre – a set that's similar to classics by ICP and London Jazz Composers Orchestra – and which also features a bit of crossover in members with both groups! The lineup here features the cream of the crop of the European avant scene of the late 70s – all brought together with that special care that always makes Horo Records albums so wonderful! There's a beautiful balance between group sounds and individual solo voices – very important, given that the strong lineup features musicians who includes Roswell Rudd and Danilo Terenzi on trombone, Kenny Wheeler and Enrico Rava on trumpets, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Evan Parker on tenor and soprano, Steve Lacy on soprano, Massimo Urbani on alto, Frederik Rzewski and Martin Joseph on pianos, Tristan Honsinger and Irene Aebi on cellos, Kent Carter and Roberto Bellatalla on bass, Paul Lytton on drums and percussion, and Noel McGhee and Roberto Gatto on drums. Phew – that's a long list, and if you know the names at all, you'll know the tremendous sense of creativity that goes into the record – on long improvised tracks that include "Tromblues", "La Quercia", "Vortex Waltz", "The Message From The Maine", and "Dialogando". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 2 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Saxophonist Bukky Leo grew up in Lagos, but has given his talents strongly to the London scene in the past few decades – where he's really made magic in a great criss-crossing of jazz with his Nigerian roots! Part of Bukky's long legacy is an annual tribute to Fela Kuti – and this set captures one of those performances in all its glory – a searing batch of long takes on original Fela tunes, spun out with a horn-heavy group, in a long-jamming style that replicates the best side-long takes of the Africa 70 group. Bukky blows tenor and vocalizes a bit, but the main focus is instrumental – on titles that include "Follow Follow", "Sorrow Tears & Blood", and "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry LordanAll My Own Work ... CD
RPM (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Early Brit pop from Jerry Lordan – best known as the songwriter of a host of hits for bigger artists in the pre-Beatles years – stepping out here in an album of his own! Jerry's a singer with a surprising degree of charm – not a full-on rocker, but more of an old school vocalist with a good ear for a punch tune – working here with arrangements from Johnnie Spence that show that great lighter side of the London sound at the time! Titles include "A House A Car & A Wedding Ring", "Man On My Trail", "Leave Me Alone", "I'll Stay Single", "Married", and "The World's Loneliest Man". CD also features 14 more bonus tracks – singles and demos that include "Can We Kiss", "Who Could Be Bluer", "Do I Worry", "Sing Like An Angel", "I've Still Got You", and "One Good Solid 24 Carat Reason". CD

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✨✧ Taj MahalHidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969 to 1973 ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite treasure from Taj Mahal – especially for fans of his excellent early work for Columbia Records! The first CD in the package features unreleased studio tracks recorded during the glory days for Columbia – not rough cuts or demos, but well-finished gems that offer up the same sublime mix of modes – a bit of blues with plenty of soul – that you'd expect from Taj! Titles include "Shady Grove", "Butter", "Yan Nah Mama Loo", "Chainey Do", "Sweet Mama Janisse", "Ain't Gwaine Whistle Dixie", and "Jacob's Ladder". CD two features more rare treats – a full concert recorded in London in 1970 – never issued before, and really well-produced. Titles include "Runnin By The Riverside", "Big Fat", "Diving Duck Blues", "Bacon Fat", "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day", and "Checkin Up On My Baby". CD
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MaishaThere Is A Place ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record with a soaring spirit from the contemporary London scene – a fantastic full-length statement from Maisha, a group we'd heard about over the years – but are only now getting a chance to enjoy! The group's led by drummer Jake Long, but features this really tremendous work on tenor and flute from Nubya Garcia – who's got a majestic approach that's very much in the best spiritual jazz modes, but which also maybe gets a bit more personal at times too – especially on the passages with flute, which really brings a lyrical beauty to the record – and the group also features guitar, keyboards, bass, and two more percussionists! Long's rhythm progressions are nicely inventive, and very organic – and the sound is fleshed out at times by the slight addition of added strings, harp, and a bit of trumpet – all to underscore the more righteous currents in the music. Really fantastic – one that might knock Kamasi Washington off your turntable – with titles that include "Osiris", "Azure", "Kaa", "There Is A Place", and "Eaglehurst/The Palace". CD

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a breezy group soul style over Stax-y horns, Cali psych soul guitars over impressive harmonies and seriously effective lead vocals from front man Andy Platts, often with ambitious instrumental elements with bits of flute, strings and piano. Includes "You Make My Life A Better Place", "On The Wire", "I Need A Win", "Diamond In The Bed Jar", "London Girl", "The Spooks", "We", "Golden Days", "Strangers On A Street" and "This Is The Day". CD

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✨✧ Chuck MangioneLove Notes/Disguise/Save Tonight For Me ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1982/1984/1986. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three Chuck Mangione albums from the 80s – all packed here together in a single set! Love Notes is full of cool compressed flugelhorn from Mangione – and a set that also features the leader on some Fender Rhodes as well! Chuck's working here in a small combo setting that keeps up the best vibe of his fusion classics from the 70s – that compressed quality that made magic with much bigger audiences than were reached by the usual jazz players of his generation – yet handled with that well-crafted vibe that still gave Mangione some respect from the old school. Tracks are relatively long, and surprisingly creative at times – and titles include "Steppin Out", "No Problems", "Memories Of Scirocco", "Love Note", and "To The 80s". On Disguise, Chuck Mangione gets some great help from Deodato – who not only plays keyboards on the set, but also arranged and produced – in a way that gives lots of the tracks the same soulful vibe as his own records from the time! Deodato's groove is definitely more 80s-styled than some of Mangione's other music – but the overall approach is still nice and warm, and plenty soulful – thanks to those compressed flugelhorn lines that Mangione blows so beautifully. Titles include "Josephine", "Leonardo's Lady", "Love Theme From London & Davis In New York", "Diana D", and "Love Wears No Disguise" – plus the odd "Shirley MacLaine", which also features some weird rapping from Shirley herself! Save Tonight For Me explores the soulful side of Chuck Mangione – a set that still features plenty of lead solos from Chuck, but which also brings in some fuller backings that have a contemporary R&B vibe overall! Most numbers are still instrumental – although there's a bit of vocals on the set – and as with other Mangione records from previous years, keyboards are often the other key element in the mix – an instrument that Chuck's learned to solo with in a really sweet way. Titles include "Machu Picchu", "Rockin At Red Rocks", "Sweet Cheryl Lynn", "Give Your Heart A Chance", and "TJ's Gingerbread House". CD

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✨✧ Myele ManzanzaLove Requited ... LP
First Word (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully dynamic work from drummer Myele Manzanza – an artist we've never heard work in this scope before, and we hope will soon do so again! The album's got Myele at the helm of a great large ensemble – a group who have a strong spiritual sense at the core, but often move in more vibrant rhythms driven by Manzana's work on the drums – not really funky, maybe more in an upbeat modal mode – which allows for great sounds from the rising crest of alto, trumpet, tenor, trombone, and flute in the lineup! Bass is by Ross McHenry, whose sound is a key core part of the record – and Ross also produced, as well – really capturing the right sort of vibe for the entire album. Myele's part of the Adelaide scene, in New Zealand – but we'd put this record right up there with some of the best work coming out of the London jazz world in recent years – with titles that include "Big Deal", "Madrid", "Itaru's Phone Booth", "Family Dynamics", "Ritual", and "A Love Requited". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 13.99
Maybe the crowning achievement of drummer Makaya McCraven so far – a double-length set that stands as a huge testimony to all the many waves he's been making in jazz for the past few years! The album features four slices of live performance – recorded in New York, Chicago, LA, and London – and as with every one of his different projects, Makaya seems to bring a different voice to each live track here – recording with Brandee Younger on harp and Joel Ross on vibes in New York, Shabaka Hutchings on tenor in Chicago; Nubya Garcia on tenor and Ashley Henry on Rhodes in London; and Josh Johnson on alto, Jeff Parker on guitar, Carlos Nino on percussion, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin in LA! The rhythms are as amazing as the contributions from the different soloists – and the sound of the record is maybe something we'd call post-spiritual – moving past that Coltrane-inspired mode that's been revived so well in the 21st Century, while still holding onto its best sense of energy. The whole thing is fantastic – and titles include "The Count Off", "Brighter Days Beginning", "Universal Beings", "Mantra", "Young Genius", "Holy Lands", "Wise Man Wiser Woman", "Prosperity's Fear", "Atlantic Black", "Flipped Out", "Voila", and "Suite Hans". CD
Also available Universal Beings ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Maybe the crowning achievement of drummer Makaya McCraven so far – a double-length set that stands as a huge testimony to all the many waves he's been making in jazz for the past few years! The album features four slices of live performance – recorded in New York, Chicago, LA, and London – and as with every one of his different projects, Makaya seems to bring a different voice to each live track here – recording with Brandee Younger on harp and Joel Ross on vibes in New York, Shabaka Hutchings on tenor in Chicago; Nubya Garcia on tenor and Ashley Henry on Rhodes in London; and Josh Johnson on alto, Jeff Parker on guitar, Carlos Nino on percussion, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin in LA! The rhythms are as amazing as the contributions from the different soloists – and the sound of the record is maybe something we'd call post-spiritual – moving past that Coltrane-inspired mode that's been revived so well in the 21st Century, while still holding onto its best sense of energy. The whole thing is fantastic – and titles include "The Count Off", "Brighter Days Beginning", "Universal Beings", "Mantra", "Young Genius", "Holy Lands", "Wise Man Wiser Woman", "Prosperity's Fear", "Atlantic Black", "Flipped Out", "Voila", and "Suite Hans". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Universal Beings ... CD 12.99

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Harold McNairAffectionate Fink (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $38.99
An incredible record from reedman Harold McNair – one of the key Jamaican jazz players who hit the London scene in the same post-colonial wave as Joe Harriott and Shake Keane – and maybe our favorite of the bunch! Harold's a hell of a talent on both tenor and flute – and although he might be best known for his background work on late 60s Donovan albums, he really soars here as a soloist – working with Ornette Coleman group members David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both of whom swing wonderfully in McNair's company! The album bills Izenzon and Moffett strongly on the cover – as if they're one of the main attractions – but what's most compelling is the way that McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe bring the American musicians into their own sort of groove – a modal, soulful style that's completely sublime – and which makes the album a killer all the way through. Titles include the original "Affectionate Fink" – plus great takes on "I Love You", "O Barquinho", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Here's That Rainy Day" – all soulful swingers. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. SHM-CD pressing!)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1954. Used ... $14.99
Great early work from Carmen McRae – small combo, jazzy, and a nicely different set than some of her other work of the 50s! Backings are by two groups – one headed by accordionist Mat Mathews, the other by saxophonist Tony Scott – both quartets, and both of them working with a nicely lean sense of swing that seems to bring the same out of Carmen! The album's not as dark or moody as you might expect from these years – and that's a great thing to us, because it illuminates another side of Carmen's talents that don't always get as much exposure. Titles include "Easy To Love", "If I'm Lucky", "Tip Toe Gently", "Old Devil Moon", "Misery", and "Too Much In Love To Care". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including alternates of album tracks by McRae – plus 5 more by Julie London, pulled from the split Bethlehem Girl Friends album! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Joe Meek & OthersEmotional Cosmic & Occult World Of Joe Meek ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the best offbeat sounds coming from the American west coast, particularly the LA and Pacific Northwest scenes! There's lots of great guitar moments and sharp garagey edges – and lots of those weird, unusual instrumental moments that made Meek's music sound moogy years before the moog was invented. But there's also some wonderfully dramatic pop vocals too, which bring this sense of life to these tunes that never gets old. Titles include "Valley Of The Saroos" by The Blue Men, "Johnny Remember ME" by John Leyton, "Crazy Drums" by The Outlaws, "North Wind" by Chick Lewis, "Singing The Blues" by Jason Eddie & The Centremen, "Night Of The Vampire" by The Moontrekkers, and "The Angry Desert" by The Sound Offs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Meek & OthersEmotional, Cosmic, & Occult World Of Joe Meek ... LP
Chump Change, Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the best offbeat sounds coming from the American west coast, particularly the LA and Pacific Northwest scenes! There's lots of great guitar moments and sharp garagey edges – and lots of those weird, unusual instrumental moments that made Meek's music sound moogy years before the moog was invented. But there's also some wonderfully dramatic pop vocals too, which bring this sense of life to these tunes that never gets old. Titles include "Valley Of The Saroos" by The Blue Men, "Johnny Remember ME" by John Leyton, "Crazy Drums" by The Outlaws, "North Wind" by Chick Lewis, "Singing The Blues" by Jason Eddie & The Centremen, "Night Of The Vampire" by The Moontrekkers, and "The Angry Desert" by The Sound Offs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monday MichiruYellow Bird (Incognito capoeira mix, Incognito capoeira inst)/Double Image (orig) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real charmer from Monday – the great tune "Yellow Bird" from her Double Image album, dressed up with some Braziliany touches from Incognito! The track's warm, glowing – and has just the right amount of jazzy soul to put it up there with Monday's best work! The flip's a harder number with heavy beats – a bit of a London twist, and nice and long, too! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Mighty MocambosFuture Is Here (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mocambo (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great, proper album from Germany's excellent funk combo The Mighty Mocambos – who've dropped many killer 45s as themselves and with pseudonyms, as well as backing London-based funky soul diva Gizelle Smith for a teriffic full length – and sounding as vital and exuberant as ever here! The Mighty Mocambos are dexterous musicians and adventurous funk spirits – showing love for classic hip hop funk in collaborations with Afrika Bambaataa and Zulu Nation legend Charlie Funk, aka Afrika Islam – plus singers Su Kramer and Carol Lacaze (who sings in French), on top of killer instrumentals. Includes "Calling The Shots", "Zulu Walk" and "Battle" with Afrika Bambaata, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Sun Shines Tonight" feat Su Kramer, "Struggles And Triumph", "French Vanilla Skies", "Physique", "Peace Street", "The Next Message" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie MitchellBest Of Willie Mitchell ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although he's probably best remembered these days as the genius producer behind most of the great Memphis soul records on the Hi Records label, Willie Mitchell was also quite a big soul star in his day. He played lead trumpet on a huge amount of instrumental singles and LPs issued under his own name – records that came out on Hi in the years before and during his classic work with Al Green and Ann Peebles. This "best of" set features 20 of Willie's best moments – including some big singles, and some other more obscure numbers from LPs. Titles include "20 75", "The Crawl", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Strawberry Soul", "The Horse", "Slippin & Slidin", "Grazin In The Grass", "Up Hard", "Bum Daddy", and "Bad Eye". LP, Vinyl record album
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Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $5.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative writing of the time – almost imagistic enough without the film – filled with tones and colors that are quite visual, especially in the hands of this great group! Selections are played by the core quartet of Milt Jackson on vibes, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and titles include "The Golden Striker", "One Never Knows", "The Rose Truc", "Venice", "Cortege", and "Three Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK London pressing, in a flip-back cover.)

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Moody BluesIn Search Of The Lost Chord ... LP
Deram, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Stereo Deram/London pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry MoscoCountry Boy ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet grooves from Harry Mosco – once the leader of The Funkees, but stepping out here with some wicked work from the London scene at the end of the 70s! The album's got a snapping electric vibe – sometimes clubby, but with more of a funk feel overall – thanks to some heavy basslines that really give the best cuts a kind of darkness – as do the horns, which create these down-turning inflections that are quite different than the usual sort of Afro-styled groove! Things get pretty freewheeling as the album moves on – and there's a criss-crossing of modes that almost reminds us of some of the work that Ice cut on the French scene of the time. Titles include "I Feel Funky", "Harry's Party", "It's Too Late", "Country Boy", and "Wanderer". CD

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Jack NitzscheSt. Giles Cripplegate ... LP
Warner, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A very high-art moment for Jack Nitzsche – and a set that prefaces most of his famous soundtrack work to come! The album's completely different than Jack's earlier work in the 60s – and is more of a full-scale orchestral session, done with the London Symphony Orchestra, and featuring some very serious compositions that go way beyond "The Lonely Surfer"! There's a dark complexity here that's really great – a sense of sound that's sometimes slightly off-camera (or off-mic, as the case may be) – brewing and bubbling up from the bottom, and giving a real sense of depth to the record. There's little here that will please fans of Nitzsche's earlier instrumental pop, but if you're a fan of his soundtrack work, you'll find this one to be especially amazing! The work "St Giles Cripplegate" is presented here in 6 movements – all composed and orchestrated by Jack! LP, Vinyl record album

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. Used ... $8.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other great London recordings of the early 70s – such as work by Cymande or Demon Fuzz, both of whom have some dubby similarities to the Nkengas work on this set – possibly because the whole thing was served up for the Orbitone Records label – usually a home to sounds from Jamaica! There's a nice use of echo that really abstracts the basslines and percussion – although the grooves themselves are still more straightforward than any from Kingston at the time – and definitely echo the Nigerian roots of the group. Tracks have a lot of cool little funky corners and sharp edges that really set them apart – and titles include "London Special", "Ndu Bu Isi", "Anyi Bundi Igbo", "Jungle Beat", "Anyi Buofu", and "Ube Frank Special". CD

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". CD
Also available Whatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
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Nubiyan TwistJungle Run ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Great work from a group who really know how to open up their sound – a larger ensemble who might have sounded like an Afro Funk combo at one time, but who've really done a lot to find their own special groove! The mix of sharp instrumentation, percussion, and horns could have just gotten a slavish Fela-styled treatment – as with so many other groups of the past decade – but instead, these guys really expand the sound, change the rhythms, and open the door to plenty of contemporary soul and jazz influences too! The result is this warmly glowing sound that shines a special light on these London luminaries – a really collaborative album that also features work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke, and vocals from a few different singers who each get time in the spotlight. Titles include "Border", "Tell It To Me Slowly", "Jungle Run", "Ghosts", "They Talk", "Sugar Cane", "Addis To London", "Permission", and "Brother". CD

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Nuspirit HelsinkiNuspirit Helsinki ... CD
Guidance, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A stunning full length CD from Nuspirit Helsinki – far more soulful than any of their earlier singles, with a unified feel that we never expected, and a solid sound that will keep us coming back to this one for years! The record's infused with strands of recent work from London and the Compost crew – but it's also got a far deeper quality, a rich selection of textures and moods, delivered by a range of different lead vocalists, and filled in by some occasional touches of jazz. Titles include "Honest", "Subzero", "Trying", "Circular Motion", "Skydive", "Montano Roja", "Seis Por Ocho", and "I Wonder". CD

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Anita O'DayAnita – The Legendary Anita O'Day Vol 2 ... LP
Glendale, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An unusual issue of rare late 60s material – including a few tracks with a young Kirk Lightsey on piano, and one recorded in London with the great Stan Tracey! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kola Ogunkoya – Gbedu MasterGebedu Afrobeat 2008 ... CD
Gbedu, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary grooves from gbedu master Kola Ogunkoya – but work that really stretches back to a 70s Afro Funk pedigree! The material here is highly rhythmic – build up from bouncing drums and some occasional beats, and topped with horn passages that shift back and forth nicely – amidst some more surprising instrumental twists that Kola brings to each track. There's a really different feel going on here than some of the other Afro Beat revival groups out there – an approach to the music that's perhaps a bit more relaxed, but no less energetic – just confident in its soul and direction, even when things are changed up a bit. Titles include "Yemisi", "Right Now", "Shakie Bodie", "Pemi Loruko", "Political Assassination", "Discoverlisation", and "Iye Jemila" – plus "Chelsea London Dry Gin", dedicated to the sponsor of the CD! CD
(Comes in a slim-line package, subject to a bit of wear – but the music's all top-notch!)

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✨✧ O'JaysShip Ahoy (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul (ala The Temptations), fused with the warmer more sophisticated styles of the Philly sound! The blend is perfect – and has a way of getting the message from the underground right into the living room – and a bit onto the charts as well! From the image on the cover – which features the group in a slave ship setting – to politics of tracks like "Don't Call Me Brother", "For The Love Of Money", "Put Your Hands Together", and "This Air That I Breathe", the record's an extremely unified effort – kind of to the O'Jays what What's Going On was to Marvin Gaye. Other titles include "You Got Your Hooks In Me", "Now That We Found Love", and "People Keep Tellin Me". Includes bonus track "Put Your Hands Together" – recorded live in London. CD

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✨✧ OsibisaHeads ... LP
MCA, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful third album from Osibisa – and a record that really crystallizes the group's sound into a trademark blend of African roots and more progressive-styled jamming! There's a mode here that's perfect for the cross-cultural London of the post-colonial 70s – a style that brings many strands of music into the capital, and mixes them up with some of the headier styles going down at the time. Bits of highlife echo alongside more tribally-based percussion – but most of the instrumentation on the set also has a strong ear for jazzy changes, especially during the flute and keyboards passages that make the record so great. Titles include "Kokorokoo", "Che Che Kule", "Sweet Sounds", "Sweet America", and "Do You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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PearlfishersLove & Other Hopeless Things ... CD
Marina (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
Genius work from The Pearlfishers – a group who've always worked a bit in the shadows, but who we'd instantly compare to the best classics from bigger names like High Llamas or Prefab Sprout! Like those groups, The Pearlfishers have their main man at the helm – singer/songwriter/producer David Scott – whose touch in the studio is always perfect, and who mixes together classic and contemporary elements with the skills of Sean O'Hagan or Paddy McAloon – subtle, but mesmerizing, and perfect for the wit in the words of his tunes. We've been loving these guys for almost 20 years, and they never fail to give us their best – and we hope you'll agree, after hearing tunes that include "Once I Lived In London", "Could A Street Be A Saint", "You'll Miss Her When She's Gone", "You Can Take Me There", and "A Woman On The Verge Of Becoming A Cyclist". CD
Also available Love & Other Hopeless Things ... LP 22.99

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PearlfishersLove & Other Hopeless Things ... LP
Marina (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Genius work from The Pearlfishers – a group who've always worked a bit in the shadows, but who we'd instantly compare to the best classics from bigger names like High Llamas or Prefab Sprout! Like those groups, The Pearlfishers have their main man at the helm – singer/songwriter/producer David Scott – whose touch in the studio is always perfect, and who mixes together classic and contemporary elements with the skills of Sean O'Hagan or Paddy McAloon – subtle, but mesmerizing, and perfect for the wit in the words of his tunes. We've been loving these guys for almost 20 years, and they never fail to give us their best – and we hope you'll agree, after hearing tunes that include "Once I Lived In London", "Could A Street Be A Saint", "You'll Miss Her When She's Gone", "You Can Take Me There", and "A Woman On The Verge Of Becoming A Cyclist". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Oscar PetersonPut On A Happy Face ... LP
Verve, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a companion to the better-known Sound Of The Trio set recorded at London House – an album that features more material from that date, but issued here without the indication of a live album. The style is still as great as before, though – really cooking work from the classic early 60s combo that featured Peterson on keys, Ray Brown on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. Titles include "Put On A Happy Face", "Old Folks", "Woody'N You", "Yesterdays", "Diablo", "Soon", and "The Lonesome One". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a small split in the top seam.)

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Pieces Of A ManMade In Pieces ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
You've gotta love a band who names themselves after a Gil Scott Heron album – even if their approach is somewhat different than the legendary records by the man himself! Pieces Of A Man hail from London, and are wonderfully soulful overall – but they also work in a pastiche-oriented style hinted at by the cover – grabbing elements of earlier modes, pulling them apart, and recombining them in a very contemporary sound – one that uses jazzy horns, keyboards, and layered vocals in a really great way – rising, moving, and righteously stepping forward with a real sense of power – and a quality that definitely sets the group apart from the rest. Amp Fiddler joins the group on a remake of the Scott-Heron tune "Lady Day & John Coltrane" – and other titles include "Easier", "Listen", "Running", "Grits", "Climb Down", "Drifting", and "Nothing To Lose (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ PioneersLong Shot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An early gem from The Pioneers, and one of the first records on the Trojan label too – the kind of head-nodding, late rocksteady sounds that made the imprint a key bridge between the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The Pioneers have a bit more complex vocal interplay than other Jamaican vocal groups of the time – an ability to harmonize together, but break out a bit too – trading lines with increasing complexity that reflects the growing expressiveness that would flower more strongly in roots music during the 70s – turned here towards themes that are a bit less global, but even more charming in that respect. There's a wonderfully unified feel to the whole album – and titles include "Caranapo", "Long Shot Kick De Bucket", "Black Bud", "Lucky Side", "Samfie Man", "Mother Ritty", "Bring Him Come", and "Boss Festival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Fernanda PortoAuto-Retrato ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $18.99
Fernando Porto's very much at the top of her groove here – stepping out with the same sort of hip rhythms and electric elements that made us love her early work on Trama Records! Porto's way more than just another Brazilian female singer – as she definitely digs a wide variety of 21st Century soul from around the globe, and brings it into play in her music – a touch of London here, Tokyo there – all wrapped up beautifully with her own seductively soulful vocals, in ways that make the album bristle with fresh, new energy. This time around, Porto handles most of the rhythms and keyboards herself – and titles include "Na Bossa Ou No Samba", "Roda De Samba", "Tanto Tempo Faz", "Virou Cancao", "Conte-Me Tudo", "Perdi O Tom", "Vem Morar Comigo", "Auto-Retrato", and "Agora E Minha Vez". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PretendersPretenders ... LP
Sire, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a very unique blend of the group's Ohio roots and their London experience – honed to razor-sharp perfection, but never slick or polished at all. Chrissie Hynde is quite far from her ballad modes, and brings this raw, adult vibe to the record that really sets a whole new level for women in rock – never sweet, but never sexed-up either – standing as firmly in the group alongside her masculine cohorts as she does on the cover. Production is great – oddly dark in all the right ways, but with a very simple elegance – and the album's near-perfect from start to finish – with tracks that include "Precious", "The Phone Call", "Tattooed Love Boys", "Private Life", "Kid", "The Wait", and "Mystery Achievement". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Prince Far ITrojan Albums Collection (Free From Sin/Jamaican Heroes/Voice Of Thunder/Musical History) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four fantastic albums from the legendary Prince Far I! The set begins with the classic Free From Sin – Great early work from Prince Far I – a stunning mix of reggae and dub, with a righteous quality that really gives the prince his title amongst 70s Jamaican royalty! Backing is by a version of the Roots Radics – with the excellent Style Scott on drums, Errol Holt on Bass, Bingy Bunny, Sowell and Chinna Smith on guitar, Bobby Kalphat and Snappin on keys, Bobby Ellis and Deadly Headly on horns, and Bongo Herman and Ras Millinek on percussion – but the real key to the sound is the way that Prince Far I produces the whole thing, and mixes his own sinister vocals with the heady, bottom-heavy rhythms – all with a quality that matches Lee Scratch Perry at his best! Titles include "Free From Sin", "Light Of Fire", "Reggae Music", "I & I Are the Chosen One", "Don't Deal With Folly", "Call On I In Trouble", "When Jah Ready You Got To Move", and "Siren". Jamaican Heroes is a totally great album by Prince Far I – and a set that already shows him building that crucial London/Kingston bridge that would be such a big part of his sound! The album features work from Sly & Robbie, and the killer drums of Style Scott on rhythm – but also includes contributions by London hipsters Viv Albertine & Ari Up (of the Slits), and David Toop (noted music writer and historian) – quite a mix, and all brought together wonderfully by the Prince's production, and really unique vocal approach. Titles include "Jamaican Heroes", "Prison Discipline", "Musical History", "Natty Champion", and "Golden Throne". Next up is a classic from Prince Far I – Voice Of Thunder couldn't be a more appropriate album title or moniker! Recorded at Channel One in 1981 with incredible analog dub production, it fully carries the grit, murk, heavy and heady soul of the 70s into the new decade –even if the sound is ultimately a bit different then the what he delivered in the 70s. That thunderous voice toasting over the rhythms is as incredible as ever – over the commanding bass of Professor Larry Silvera, tripped out drums & percussion by Jah Lloyd & Scully, occasional swirling keys by Steely, Tarzan and Tony Asher and the other great Channel One players. Titles include "Ten Commandments", "Every Time I Hear The Word", "Head Of The Buccaneer", "Shall Not Dwell In Wickedness", "Skinhead", and "Hold The Fort". Musical History is one of the last albums ever issued by Prince Far I – and a set that marks a fantastic cap to a too-short career! The Prince's vocal contributions are as impeccable as his dubby production work – and titles include "At The Cross", "More We Are Together", "Take Heed Frontline", "What You Gonna Do On Judgement Day", and "Tell Them About Jah Love". CD

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Prince JammyFatman Presents Prince Jammy Vs Crucial Bunny – Dub Contest ... CD
Auralux (UK), 1979. Used ... $16.99
A seminal LP of dub confrontation, where London Sound System commander Fatman pits the then up and coming Prince Jammy against relative unknown Crucial Bunny for a massive rhythm battle! Jammy and Bunny go nuts flexing their dub techniques on hard and heavy rhythms cut at Channel One and Harry J's by an all star cast of the usual suspects that includes Sly and Robbie, Fully Fullwood, Ranchie McLean, Santa Davis, Skully Sims, Jackie Mittoo, Chinna Smith and others, who keep the proceedings raw and rootsy. This long lost selecter's choice dub album features the 8 numbers of the original release, including "Jammys A No Fool", "Jammys On The Move", "Jammys A Shine", "Jammys A Satta", "Bunny Is Crucial", "Bunny Na Jest", "Bunny A Warrior" and "Bunny No Easy", plus the CD adds four excellent bonus tracks, previously only released as dub plates: "Feel Jammys Spirit", "Jammys Too Bad", "Wild Wild Bunny" and "How Bunny Feels". CD
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✨✧ Procol HarumProcol Harum ... LP
Deram, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British acts of the period – but they have this way of presenting the music that brings a whole new sort of drama to the music – this flair that never overwhelms, and instead embellishes the music in this really special way – so that the tunes have this brilliance that's kept them fresh for many decades to follow! Lead singer Gary Brooker is a key part of the record's magic – a very distinctive singer – and a young Robin Trower contributes plenty on guitar, as does Matthew Fisher on Hammond. But there's also some arrangements that really set the whole thing in an unusual direction – and which make the record way more than just another bluesy rock set from the time. Hard to argue with the baroque brilliance of "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", "A Christmas Camel", "Salad Days", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Conquistador" – not to mention the hit, "Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has surface wear, a small split on the top seam, and a light stain on the top seam.)

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Samuel PurdeyMusically Adrift (with bonus track) ... CD
Tummy Touch/P-Vine (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $22.99
A massive bit of blue-eyed soul – recorded on the London scene of the late 90s, but put together with a vibe that takes us back to early 70s LA! The sticker on the front of the original record promises links to Steely Dan and Jamiroquai – and the sound of the record definitely lives up to that sound – all the best warm production you'd hear from the best mainstream acts of the 70s, but fitted with a 90s style that's a bit leaner overall – smart enough to appreciate all the best aspects of the older music, yet distanced enough not to get trapped in its cliches! The whole thing's the grooviest set of soft rock we've heard in years – a killer little record that's filled with great hooks, soulful instrumentation, and loads of warm harmonies from the lead duo – on titles that include "Late For The Day", "Lucky Radio", "Valerie", "Whatever I Do", "I Can't Move No Mountains", "Only When I'm With You", and "Soon Comes Another". Features the bonus track "Help Me See". CD

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John RenbournUnpentangled – The Sixties Albums (There You Go/John Renbourn/Bert & John/Another Monday/Watch The Stars/Sir John A Lot Of/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $32.99
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, LA raised singer Dorris Henderson moved to London in 1965 and was soon singing London's folk clubs, where she met Rensbourn. A solid mix of traditionals and then contemporary folk songs – stripped down and honest takes on "Saly Free And Easy", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Mr Tamborine Man", "Going To Memphis", Something Lonesome", "Mist On The Mountain" and more. This edition includes bonus tracks from a rare 45 – "Hangman" and "Leaves That Are Green". Next is the self-titled John Renbourn from 1965 – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". Bert & John is a hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". Another Monday is maybe the most obscure album in the collection – a set that is mostly instrumental, with some completely fantastic work by Renbourn on guitar – but which also features a bit of guest vocals from singer Jacqui McShee – whose warmer presence next to John really makes for a nice pairing. The album's as powerful as it is subtle, really beautiful in its sense of variety – with titles that include "Buffalo", "One For William", "Lost Lover Blues", "Another Monday", "Day At The Seaside", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Waltz". Watch The Stars is another great collaboration with Dorris Henderson – an American singer, but one who moved to London in the 60s – where she cut this rare gem with guitarist John Renbourn! The album's got a righteous vibe that's hipper than the usual folk set – with some traditional tunes and some contemporary material – recorded with that amazing phrasing that made Renbourn's guitar so distinct right from the start, with lots of those jazzy currents we love so much – and which really fit the creative vocal approach of Henderson! Dorris also plays some autoharp, and there's a bit of bass in the backings – although overall the main focus here is on Renbourn's guitar and Henderson's vocals. Titles include "Come Up Horsey", "God Bless The Child", "Watch The Stars", "30 Days In Jail", "Mosaic Patterns", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "There's Anger In This Land". Sir John A Lot Of is perhaps one of the best-known albums from British guitar legend John Renbourn – as it was issued widely in the US, and kept in print for a surprisingly long time over the years! The approach here is slightly different than Renbourn's previous records – a bit in the image presented by the cover, although with maybe not as slavish a sound – as John just uses the whole thing to go a bit more ancient than before, in ways that echo the time travel that the whole British folk scene was taking as the 70s approached. The tunes are done in ways that are really beautiful – still lots of the incredible guitar work that made Renbourn such a standout on the scene – plus flute from jazzman Ray Warleigh, who's very different here than usual – and spare use of finger cymbals, African drums, and glockenspiel by Terry Cox. Titles include "Morgana", "Transfusion", "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Sweet Potato", "Seven Up", and "White Fishes". 6CD box features all records in original artwork sleeves, with a booklet of notes – and bonus tracks that include "Message To Pretty", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Lucky Thirteen", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity (alt)", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Transfusion (alt)", and "The Leaves Are Green". CD

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✨✧ Resolution 88Revolutions ... CD
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky electric gem from Resolution 88 – a UK group who sound better and better each time we hear a new record – and who really continue an exploration of their core sound – which draws heavy inspiration from 70s classics by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Peters, Don Blackman, and the Mizell Brothers! Yet these guys aren't also just living in a world of their references – as the rhythms, shapes, and solos of the sound are very fresh and contemporary, and very much of that open spirit that gives them a great placement in the London scene – where classic and contemporary can get shaken up together to make something really beautiful and new! Keyboardist Tom O'Grady handled the arrangements – and also plays a host of very cool vintage keys – in a core lineup that also features acoustic and electric tenor sounds from Alex Hitchcock, bass from Tiago Coimbra, drums from Ric Elsworth, and percussion and effects from Oli Blake. Marcus Tenney rhymes on "Dig Deep", but all other tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Pitching Up", "Runout Groove", "Warped Memories", "Tracking Force", "Matrix", "Sample Hunter", and "Out Of Sync". CD

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✨✧ Resolution 88Revolutions ... LP
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky electric gem from Resolution 88 – a UK group who sound better and better each time we hear a new record – and who really continue an exploration of their core sound – which draws heavy inspiration from 70s classics by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Peters, Don Blackman, and the Mizell Brothers! Yet these guys aren't also just living in a world of their references – as the rhythms, shapes, and solos of the sound are very fresh and contemporary, and very much of that open spirit that gives them a great placement in the London scene – where classic and contemporary can get shaken up together to make something really beautiful and new! Keyboardist Tom O'Grady handled the arrangements – and also plays a host of very cool vintage keys – in a core lineup that also features acoustic and electric tenor sounds from Alex Hitchcock, bass from Tiago Coimbra, drums from Ric Elsworth, and percussion and effects from Oli Blake. Marcus Tenney rhymes on "Dig Deep", but all other tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Pitching Up", "Runout Groove", "Warped Memories", "Tracking Force", "Matrix", "Sample Hunter", and "Out Of Sync". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichJust In Time – The Final Recording (3LP collector's edition) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1986. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $38.99 39.99
The last-ever recording of drumming great Buddy Rich – and a set that we'd put right up there next to his best records of the previous two decades! Buddy's in familiar formation here, but the sound is wonderful – recorded live at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, with this mixture of band tightness and solo freedoms that's really striking – all driven by the kind of energy that always made Buddy one of the few folks who could help a larger ensemble continue with vitality into later years! The formation of the whole group is great – that bold, brash, Buddy Rich sound – and soloists include Steve Marcus on tenor, Bob Bowlby on alto, Tom Garling on trombone, Greg Gisbert on trumpet, and Matt Harris on piano – each of whom get some key solo moments on the set. Titles include "Wind Machine", "Night Blood", "Ready Mix", "Winding Way", "Love For Sale", "Just In Time", and "Harco Shuffle". 3LP version features a 31 minute long take of "Good News" – with a very long tenor solo from Steve Marcus! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RodriguezComing From Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Universal, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RodriguezComing From Reality (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Universal, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". 2019 CD version includes the bonus tracks "Can't Get Away", "Street Boy" and "I'll Slip Away". CD

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Rolling StonesMilestones ... LP
Decca (UK), 1971. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Peerless/London. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Handful Of Songs (plus Gasser/Cranks/bonus tracks) ... CD
Ember/El (UK), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $3.99 13.99
An overstuffed package of work from Annie Ross – one that features a few key albums, plus some rare bonus tracks too! First up is A Handful Of Songs – which has Ross recording as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz – not as vocalese and solo-oriented as the sort of recordings that first got her noticed, but still a lot more dynamic than most straighter jazz singers of the time! Arrangements are pretty groovy overall – nicely jazzy, and penned by Johnnie Spence – also produced by John Barry, who really helps keep the right sort of "punch" in the set. Titles include "Fly Me To The Moon", "Nature Boy", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Like Someone In Love", "A Handful Of Songs", and "All Of You". Next is A Gasser – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays down piano tracks to set the mood – and other players include Jim Hall, Monte Budwig, Mel Lewis, and Bill Perkins – all of whom contribute wonderfully to the album, and give it a nicely grooving west coast finish. Titles include "I Was Doing Alright", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Lucky Day", "Lucky So & So", and "Nobody's Baby". 2CD set also features material from the London cast recording of Cranks – which features Ross with Anthony Newley – plus some songs with Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – and the tune "Let's Fly" by Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers, which was written by Ross. CD

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✨✧ Ruby RushtonIronside ... LP
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Completely fantastic work from Ruby Rushton – a UK quartet that we completely love to death – and who sound better here than ever before! Although classic, the special vibe of the group is a bit hard to describe – as they've got a special sense of flow, a special balance of electric and acoustic – spiritual and soulful, but also somewhat understated too – all of which is what makes them so great, and one of the most exciting combos we've heard in recent years! There's this slow-glowing quality that's maybe inherited from Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" – energy that builds and flows from the Fender Rhodes and piano of Adian Shepherd, the trumpet of Nick Walters, and the flute and soprano sax of Edward Cawthorne – all given this nice crackle on drums from Tim Carnegie, a musician who seems to have absorbed the inventive London rhythms of the early part of this century, then found a way to take them back down to earth. The whole thing's fantastic – funky, yet not funk – filled with spirit, but not the usual spiritual jazz either – completely in its own space, on titles that include "The Target", "Where Are You Now", "Ironside", "Prayer For Grenfell", "Pingwin (Requiem For Komeda)', and "One Mo Dram". LP, Vinyl record album

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Masahiko SatoBelladonna (limited pink & blue splatter vinyl) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About May 30, 2020 (delayed)
One of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Masahiko Sato – a Japanese musician we love for his jazz, funk, and psychedelic sounds – all of which come into play on this unusual animated soundtrack! The music is plenty trippy right from the start – very offbeat, from the instrumentation to the production to the pacing – never in a mode that's too avant, but which is very much its own thing – as Sato weaves a way forward with cool spacey keyboards, slow-brooding basslines, and these dreamy vocals from singer Chinatsu Nakayama! Some moments feel like the best funky electric Italian sound library material of the time – but there's also a lot more going on, too – including some of that great style Sato would use on other albums, when he'd blend psychedelic inspiration with very groovy jazz. Titles include "Funny Feeling", "Mr London", "Andy Warhol", "Belladonna", "The Notice Is Notice", "Take It Easy", and "TBSF". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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ScorpiosScorpios (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an extremely striking presence of the vocals, often sung by a female singer, whose ability to flow and inflect really leaves us breathless! The rhythms are great, too – with romping funky instrumentation that often has the guitar and keyboards coming down with the groove – and although there's some trumpet and tenor on the record, the horns are less of a factor than the interplay between percussion/guitar rhythms and the voice. Production is great, very vintage in approach, but never in a cliched way – and titles include "Eujoaideen", "Yadob Yadob", "Benreed El Etam", "Safar", "Saparna", "Kirfaya Mosa", and "La Shaftak Tabel Elshoog". LP, Vinyl record album

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Robb ScottAfro Odyssey ... CD
Sunshine Enterprises (Germany), 2006. Used ... $9.99
A definite Afro Odyssey from Robb Scott – a set served up in an array of criss-crossing rhythms and contemporary soul! The style here is slightly cosmic – a bit like recent work coming out of London – but there's also a warmer, earthier spirit at play here too – one that really keeps the album far from cliche, and which makes tremendous use of the shifting instrumental patterns from track to track. Robb's at the core on vocals and keyboards, but the record also features added vocals, percussion, and orchestrations – the last of which are used subtly, but fully, in order to give the tunes a real sense of presence and power. The album's one of the best of this type we've heard in a long long time – and it's filled with great tracks that include "Understanding", "Afro Odyssey", "Fallin", "Revolution", "The Idiot King", "Distortions", "Return To The Earth", "Four Hundred Years In The Making", and "Anything You Like". CD
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Seed EnsembleDriftglass ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic album by this up-and-coming spiritual group from London – an ensemble led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, but definitely a unified group effort all the way through! Konishi composed all the music – and a few songs feature words by Langston Hughes – and the rises with a proud, vibrant spirit right from the start – full of bold modal rhythms, and risen to the heavens on a mix of two trumpets, tenor, trombone, and tuba – plus piano, Fender Rhodes, and some mighty nice bass and drums. All tracks are long, and very individual – not slavish spiritual jazz numbers trying to recapture the past – but instead a very bright vision for tomorrow. Titles include "Afronaut", "Wake (For Grenfell)", "Mirrors", "Interplanetary Migration", "The Dreamkeeper", and "The Darkies". CD

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✨✧ Seed EnsembleDriftglass ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by this up-and-coming spiritual group from London – an ensemble led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, but definitely a unified group effort all the way through! Konishi composed all the music – and a few songs feature words by Langston Hughes – and the rises with a proud, vibrant spirit right from the start – full of bold modal rhythms, and risen to the heavens on a mix of two trumpets, tenor, trombone, and tuba – plus piano, Fender Rhodes, and some mighty nice bass and drums. All tracks are long, and very individual – not slavish spiritual jazz numbers trying to recapture the past – but instead a very bright vision for tomorrow. Titles include "Afronaut", "Wake (For Grenfell)", "Mirrors", "Interplanetary Migration", "The Dreamkeeper", and "The Darkies". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Driftglass ... CD 12.99

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By History ... CD
Impulse, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An amazing album from this soon-to-be-famous group – a set that's even more incredible than their previous record – and that one really knocked us out of the park! Tenorist Shabaka Hutchings is in tremendous territory here – recording for Impulse Records, and completely reinventing the spiritual legacy of that famous label – by taking his roots in South African jazz and fusing them through the boundless imagination of the contemporary London scene – a place where Hutchings has gotten great attention in recent years, and has risen to become one of the most important talents to emerge in recent years. The group features alto, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion – plus vocal moments from Siyabonga Mthembu – all delivered with a righteous current of energy that really lives up to the promise of the title, and which may well make Shabaka an even more important messenger in jazz than Kamasi Washington. Titles include "You've Been Called", "They Who Must Die", "Beast Too Spoke Of Suffering", "Behold The Deceiver", "Til The Freedom Comes Home", "Finally The Man Cried", and "Teach Me How To Be Vulnerable". CD

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✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By History ... LP
Impulse, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album from this soon-to-be-famous group – a set that's even more incredible than their previous record – and that one really knocked us out of the park! Tenorist Shabaka Hutchings is in tremendous territory here – recording for Impulse Records, and completely reinventing the spiritual legacy of that famous label – by taking his roots in South African jazz and fusing them through the boundless imagination of the contemporary London scene – a place where Hutchings has gotten great attention in recent years, and has risen to become one of the most important talents to emerge in recent years. The group features alto, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion – plus vocal moments from Siyabonga Mthembu – all delivered with a righteous current of energy that really lives up to the promise of the title, and which may well make Shabaka an even more important messenger in jazz than Kamasi Washington. Titles include "You've Been Called", "They Who Must Die", "Beast Too Spoke Of Suffering", "Behold The Deceiver", "Til The Freedom Comes Home", "Finally The Man Cried", and "Teach Me How To Be Vulnerable". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Are Sent Here By History ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Showbiz & AGRunaway Slave ... LP
Payday/Island, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary record from Show & AG – and one of the best of the early 90s from the DITC camp! Runaway Slave came about during the end of an era when major labels still seemed to be hungry to popularize underground hip hop without watering it down – with London/Polygram stepping in to market & distribution for Payday Records – a label that ultimately served as an early proving ground for some of the most vital and popular hip hop artists ever – but this album has always been an underground phenomenon. It's a masterful one at that! Titles include that classic track "Bounce Ta This", "Represent", "Fat Pockets", "40 Acres And My Props", "Hold Ya Head", "Runaway Slave", "Hard To Kill", "Soul Clap" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Silhouette Brown (Dego & Kaidi Tatham)Silhouette Brown ... CD
Ether (UK), 2004. Used ... $5.99
An incredible record – one that's steeped in the best London sounds of the past few years, and which stands as a summation of the groove-based genius that's emerged from that city's scene! Silhouette Brown is the team of Dego and Kaidi Tatham – working in a sparkling jazzy groove that draws on all their histories as 4Hero, Neon Phusion, Agent K, and New Sector Movements – but which somehow manages to push the sound even more, and come up with a style that's incredibly warm and soulful overall. Part of the real strength of the set is vocalist Deborah Jordan – the third member of the group, and a key component in the cohesive, song-based grooves of the set. Deborah's vocals are incredible – somehow managing to be both cosmically grooving, yet also soulfully down to earth at the same time – and working with Dego and Kaidi, she's emerging here as one of the strongest new soul voices we've heard so far this century! One you'll be playing for years – and a perfect set of tunes that includes "Whose In Charge", "Looking Back", "Time Waits For No One", "Spread That", "Monday's Coming", "Just A Little More", and "Check It". CD

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✨✧ SlitsCut (with bonus track) ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Still one of THE standout records of the post-punk years – the simple but effective dub statement of three London ladies with decidedly left wing politics! The record's in a format that would later be copped by dozens of groups – one that mixes together post-punk and heavy dub – the former of which is served up with some nice rough guitars and crackly vocals, and the latter which is done even better with some super-solid production by Dennis Bovell! Titles include "Shoplifting", "Spend Spend Spend", "Instant Hit", "Newtown", "Ping Pong Affair", and the seminal "Typical Girls"! Features a bonus track – The Slits' version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Small FacesThere Are But Four Small Faces ... LP
Immediate, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A seminal statement from the legendary Small Faces – a record that has them regrouping a bit, and finding a way to pack an incredible punch! The album's amazing right from the very first note – a perfect bridge between the ongoing mod energy of the London scene, and the psychedelic sounds in years to come – served up with a tight, compact, focused approach that still blows away most of the many groups it helped inspire! The group would dive into a heady psychedelic groove about a year later with incredible success on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake – but here, they're still riding on the walloping soul and R&B influences on this record – driving and tuneful, with some hints at the strange sounds to come in the freewheeling organ and occasional odd instrumentation. Released as Small Faces in the UK with an alternate title, cover and tracklist, but this version shares a number of the greatest tracks and includes a few others that are just as essential – titles include "Itchycoo Park", "Talk To You", "My May Of Giving", "I'm Only Dreaming", "Get Yourself Together", "Green Circles", "(Tell Me) Have You Seen Me", and "Here Come The Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pink label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape along the spine.)

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SmithsLouder Than Bombs ... LP
Sire/Rough Trade, Mid 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
A special collection done for the US market after the first great run of albums by The Smiths – a double-length set that's partly a best-of, and mostly a collection of all the wonderful songs the group issued on their various singles and EP releases in the UK – none of which were originally released in America! As such, the album's a crucial component to the group's catalog – especially if you weren't buying their singles back in the day – and is filled with as much greatness as all their other albums of the period. Titles include "Girl Afraid", "Panic", "Sheila Take A Bow", "Is It Really So Strange", "London", "Half A Person", "Sweet & Tender Hooligan", "Hand In Glove", "Rubber Ring", "Ask", "Golden Lights", "Oscillate Wildly", "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby", and "Asleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC stamp. Includes inner sleeves, and in great shape!)

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SmithsRank ... LP
Sire, 1988. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A full-length live set from The Smiths – and one that's a surprisingly great complement to their studio material of the time! The album's got a nicely different vibe on some cuts – not all-out jams or improvisations, but maybe just a bit more character than some of the studio versions – and the way the material is combined makes for a surprisingly lively vibe – again a nice change from the previous albums! Titles include "The Queen Is Dead", "Vicar In A Tutu", "Cemetry Gates", "London", "The Draize Train", "Still Ill", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", and "Panic". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small trace of an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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Joanie SommersSommers' Seasons ... LP
Warner, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Joanie Sommers takes on the seasons of the years – in a sweet little concept album that's almost her equivalent of Julie London's famous Calendar Girl record! Stan Applebaum's on hand to help with arrangements, and his styles here are a mix of jazzy backgrounds and some fuller, lusher styles that still have plenty of space for Joanie's vocals – and Sommers definitely shows a strong move away from pop, into some more mature modes that really fit the right mood for each season-themed track on the set. Titles include "Summertime", "Autumn Serenade", "Early Autumn", "June Comes Around Every Year", and "Autumn In Rome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and some staple holes in one corner.)

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Steve SpacekHouses ... CD
Black Focus, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Steve Spacek isn't making as many musical waves as he was back at the start of the century – but the man certainly hasn't lost his touch at all – and is still one of the most forward-thinking talents of his generation! As with his classics, the record bristles with new energy and imagination – a vibe that pushes all the older London ideas forward with a very personal, very distinct vision – maybe even jazzier and warmer than before, which is quite stunning when you read the notes and find out that Spacek created most of the music on an array of apps for the iPhone! Yet this is definitely a record that wasn't "phoned in" at all – as Steve's got a longer-form approach that matures the music in ways that some of the 4Hero diaspora have done in recent years – familiar but fresh, on tunes that include "African Dream", "Songlife", "Single Stream", "Love 4 Nano", "Rawl Aredo", and "Where We Go". CD features bonus tracks "Yu Used To Love Me", "Bright Eyes Rev", "Child Insperation", and "Who Cares". CD
Also available Houses (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 18.99

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Steve SpacekHouses (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Black Focus, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Steve Spacek isn't making as many musical waves as he was back at the start of the century – but the man certainly hasn't lost his touch at all – and is still one of the most forward-thinking talents of his generation! As with his classics, the record bristles with new energy and imagination – a vibe that pushes all the older London ideas forward with a very personal, very distinct vision – maybe even jazzier and warmer than before, which is quite stunning when you read the notes and find out that Spacek created most of the music on an array of apps for the iPhone! Yet this is definitely a record that wasn't "phoned in" at all – as Steve's got a longer-form approach that matures the music in ways that some of the 4Hero diaspora have done in recent years – familiar but fresh, on tunes that include "African Dream", "Songlife", "Single Stream", "Love 4 Nano", "Rawl Aredo", and "Where We Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Houses ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Richard SpavenSpaven's 5ive (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early entry in the 5ive series from Jazz Refreshed, but a set that's held up beautifully over the years – and which, in some ways, makes for a great bridge between the current London scene, and the musical modes of that city at the start of this century! Spaven is a jazz musician, but also mixes in equal parts production work – ala the legacy of 4Hero – and the set features vocals from Jose James on one track, and contributions from DJ Doo Wop on another. Yet the core of the music is Spaven's sound – drum lines that are broken, next to basslines that are pulsing, and really great keyboard work in a variety of sounds and styles! Titles include "Network", "Ice Is Nice", "Rockers Round Window", "Maz", and "Zeebra III" – plus the bonus track "1759 Outro", not on the original record. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SpecialsMore Specials ... CD
Chrysalis/EMI, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second great set from The Specials – music once billed as "revival ska" – but which has arguably gone onto have a bigger impact than the first wave of the genre! There's a rough edged quality to the music that's totally great – a rude boy aesthetic filtered through the post-punk generation – perfect for the spare, earthy Two Tone production – and just right for a post-colonial London, looking for new ways to express itself! The studio work is as great as the core grooves from the band – lots of odd echoes and cool effects – kind of a Brit take on Kingston dub, served up beautifully to abstract the tunes. So many others ruined this approach in later years with weaker work – but here's a chance to hear it perfectly in an original conception! Titles include "International Jet Set", "Enjoy Yourself", "Stereotypes", "Holiday Fortnight", and "I Can't Stand It". CD
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✨✧ SpecialsSpecials (US pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince – but The Specials here work at a time long before the mode was reduced to cliche – and during a punk rock period when their contributions were especially vital – presented beautifully here on an album that's also produced by a young Elvis Costello! There's no overdone jams, no schlocky frat boy modes, just hard-edged London ska with a strong nod back to Kingston roots – on titles that include "A Message To You Rudy","Do The Dog", "It's Up To You", "Doesn't Make It Alright", "Concrete Jungle", "Monkey Man", "(Dawning Of A) New Era", "Too Much Too Young", and "Gangsters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Chris SpeddingOnly Lick I Know ... LP
Harvest/EMI (UK), 1975. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A very unusual second album from Chris Spedding – one that came out quite a few years after his first solo set, and definitely shows the result of Spedding's countless work on other rock, jazz, and soul sessions! There's still a rootsy, personal feel to the music – but there's also a much more tuneful approach, too – not one that's trying to be commercial, just a quality that clearly comes from all of Chris' work with top-shelf artists and producers as one of the most in-demand guitarists of his generation. Spedding handled a good amount of the instrumentation himself – save for the drums – and the album's got a relaxed feeling that really reflects the time that Chris took to get things right during the recording process. Tracks include "White Lady", "London Town", "A Hard Woman Is Good To Find", "The Only Lick I Know", and "Saw You Yesterday" – plus a surprising cover of "The Dark End Of The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing, in flipback cover! Matrix A1/B1, and label rim says "gramophone company". Cover has light wear near the top, but this is a great copy.)

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Dusty SpringfieldStay Awhile/I Only Want To Be With You (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips, 1964. Used ... $11.99
Fantastic early soul from Dusty Springfield – material recorded in England, but done with a style that's every bit as warmly wonderful as her later American sessions in the south! Even before hitting Memphis or Muscle Shoals, Springfield brings a sense of soul to her music that most of her other 60s Brit pop contemporaries never seemed to reach – and in a style that's not copycat, either – which is a big thing, given how many others in London were just re-recording American soul at the time. Dusty soars at the right moments, dips at others – and the production and presentation of her voice is perfect – on tunes that include the originals "I Only Want To Be With You" and "Stay Awhile" – plus great reworkings of "Mama Said", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Thru His Eyes", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", and "Everyday I Have To Cry". CD
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✨✧ Mark Stewart & The MaffiaLearning To Cope With Cowardice (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
On-U Sound/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully noisy, messy grooves from the mighty Mark Stewart – working here in the best spirit of the On-U sound years – when just about anything was allowable in the studio! Stewart's equally influenced by punk and dub, but also has a sound that's completely his own – very dark and moody, and filled with political energy from the Reagan/Thatcher era – with instrumentation from a host of other On-U label mates – including musicians from New Age Steppers, African Head Charge, and The Dub Syndicate – brooding under the kind of trippy percussion that only Adrian Sherwood could deliver at the time. A huge bridge between London of the punk years, and England of the Massive Attack/Tricky generation – with titles that include "Liberty City", "The Paranoia Of Power", "High Ideals & Crazy Dreams", "None Dare Call It Conspiracy", "Learning To Cope With Cowardice", "Blessed Are Those Who Struggle", and "Don't Ever Lay Down Your Arms". Features a full bonus album of unreleased material – titles that include "Conspiracy", "May I", "High Ideals", "The Weight", "Liberty Dub", "Vision", and "Cowardice". CD

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✨✧ Sudan ArchivesAthena ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great full length album from Sudan Archives – an artist whose name is a bit misleading – as there's nothing Sudanese or archival in her sound! But the vibe of the record is maybe captured by the image on the cover – as the music all features violin, but in a contemporary soul setting that's also blended with her vocals – set to backings that are crispy and cosmic, and which maybe live up to the best sort of future soul music we were hearing from the Stones Throw label over a decade ago! Yet the violin really changes things up – almost making a 4AD take on soul music at times, although with an overall style that's a lot more contemporary Cali than vintage London – on titles that include "Did You Know", "Iceland Moss", "Coming Up", "House Of Open Tuning", "Limitless", "Stuck", Honey", "Ballet Of The Unhatched Twins", "Down On Me", and "Pelicans In The Summer". CD

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✨✧ Sudan ArchivesAthena (bronze marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great full length album from Sudan Archives – an artist whose name is a bit misleading – as there's nothing Sudanese or archival in her sound! But the vibe of the record is maybe captured by the image on the cover – as the music all features violin, but in a contemporary soul setting that's also blended with her vocals – set to backings that are crispy and cosmic, and which maybe live up to the best sort of future soul music we were hearing from the Stones Throw label over a decade ago! Yet the violin really changes things up – almost making a 4AD take on soul music at times, although with an overall style that's a lot more contemporary Cali than vintage London – on titles that include "Did You Know", "Iceland Moss", "Coming Up", "House Of Open Tuning", "Limitless", "Stuck", Honey", "Ballet Of The Unhatched Twins", "Down On Me", and "Pelicans In The Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive marble bronze marble vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ SymaripSkinhead Moonstomp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About June 12, 2020
There's a bunch of young British skinheads pictured on the cover – but the legendary Symarip are a group of West Indian descent, and created the kind of rocksteady grooves that really drove the London scene wild at the end of the 60s! The group were one of the first to fully rise up from British recording origins with a level to top some of the imports coming from Jamaica – and while they'll forever be known for the classic title cut of the album, they've also got a huge amount of extra greatness to offer – a raw, echoey vibe that not only sets the group apart from some of their Kingston contemporaries, but which also echoes the Two Tone generation to come! Titles include the classic "Skinhead Moonstomp" – plus "Phoenix Reggae", "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "Chicken Merry", "Skinhead Jamboree", "Try Me Best", "You're Mine", "Fung Shu", and "Stay With Him". LP, Vinyl record album

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T La RockLyrical King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and intensity that made that moment of new creativity so great – from the edgey production work and scratches by Louie Lou, to the extra help from Mantronik, and even the album's early appearances by Special K and MC Serch – which further the sense of collaboration from the streets that made some of the Fresh Records sets so great. Titles include "Lyrical King", "Back To Burn", "Three Minutes Of Beat Box", "Bust These Lyrics", "This Beat kicks", "Big Beat In London", and "It's Time To Chill". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sarah TandyInfection In The Sentence ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soaring piano, romping drums, and a hell of a lot of spiritual energy from the contemporary London scene – a really fantastic outing as a leader from keyboardist Sarah Tandy, a talent we'll certainly be hearing more from in years to come! The music is fresh and visionary – filled with spiritual currents, but also driven with more of the direction of a hardbop record – thanks in part to the excellent work on drums from Femi Koleoso, and the strong solos from Binker Golding on tenor and Sheila Maurice Grey on trumpet. Bassist Mutale Chasi also has a very strong presence in the group – and really helps the record find its flow – and Sharon plays a bit of keyboards on the record, too – sometimes overdubbed with her piano. Titles include "Timelord", "Bradbury Street", "Nursery Rhyme", "Under The Skin", "Light/Weight", and "Snake In The Grass". CD

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Kaidi TathamIn Search Of Hope ... CD
Freedom School/First Word (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $14.99
A brilliant album from Kaidi Tatham – deeper by far than anything we've ever heard from him, and way more than you might expect if you only know his singles from the London scene! This set's got a very strong jazz component – monstrous keyboard work from Kaidi that stretches and soars with the kind of sound you might expect from George Duke on MPS – coupled with some leaner, more rhythmic elements that show Tatham's strong ties to the London scene – yet still in ways that really break from its conventions! There's mostly a great groove to the tracks, but there's also a warmth, depth, and spirituality to the record that's really amazing – the kind of new territory that others have found on the excellent Freedom School label – a place that offers a rare outlet for creative expression in times like these. The whole thing's instrumental, and Kaidi played all instruments himself – mixing acoustic percussion with beats, electric keyboards with piano, and coming across with a sound that's far richer than the sum of its core elements. Titles include "Simiya", "I'm High", "So Amazed", "Swift Inspiration", "In Search Of Hope (part 1)", "Do What You Gotta Do", "On A Vibe", "These Things Will Pass", and "He Laughs She Cries". CD

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✨✧ Kaidi TathamIn Search Of Hope ... LP
Freedom School/First Word (UK), 2008. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant album from Kaidi Tatham – deeper by far than anything we've ever heard from him, and way more than you might expect if you only know his singles from the London scene! This set's got a very strong jazz component – monstrous keyboard work from Kaidi that stretches and soars with the kind of sound you might expect from George Duke on MPS – coupled with some leaner, more rhythmic elements that show Tatham's strong ties to the London scene – yet still in ways that really break from its conventions! There's a warmth, depth, and spirituality to the record that's really amazing – the kind of new territory that others have found on the excellent Freedom School label – a place that offers a rare outlet for creative expression in times like these. The whole thing's instrumental, and Kaidi played all instruments himself – mixing acoustic percussion with beats, electric keyboards with piano, and coming across with a sound that's far richer than the sum of its core elements. Titles include "Simiya", "I'm High", "So Amazed", "Swift Inspiration", "In Search Of Hope (part 1)", "Do What You Gotta Do", "On A Vibe", "These Things Will Pass", and "He Laughs She Cries". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In Search Of Hope ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Kaidi TathamSerious Times EP ... LP
First Word (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring sounds from Kaidi Tatham – music that's upbeat and moving, yet wonderfully precise in its simplicity too! Kaidi works in this cosmic fusion style that owes plenty to the London style a decade or so back – but it also moves forward with a lot more live instrumentation in the mix, maybe the full flowering of the deeper jazz elements we always knew that Tatham had in his music! Keyboards are the main solo instrument, but there's plenty happening in the rhythms too – always complex, but never too heady – on titles that include "Cost Of Living", "Zallom", "Sugar", and "Don't Cry Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Territory Band (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 3 – Map Theory ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
The most ambitious work to date from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – a larger-than-usual ensemble that ranks with some of the great improvising orchestras of the 70s – like the London Jazz Composers Orchestra or the Globe Unity group! For the project, Vandermark pulled together a host of talents from the Chicago and European scenes – including Jeb Bishop on trombone, Axel Doerner on trumpet, Kent Kessler on bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Dave Rempis on saxes, Jim Baker on piano, and Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love on percussion. The tracks are strongly concerned with sound and texture, and have a fair degree of space and contemplative moments – showing Vandermark as an increasingly complex composer, but one that still manages to make a project like this pulsate with the energy of his smaller group work. Titles include "Slides #1", "A Certain Light", "Framework", "Image As Text", and "Towards Abstraction". CD

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✨✧ Territory Band (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 5 – New Horse For The White House (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The greatest album to date from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – and a record that firmly places the group in a lineage of experimental jazz orchestrations that runs from Duke Ellington through Charles Mingus and the later work of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! There's a strength here that goes beyond any of the group's earlier efforts – and although some numbers continue their freely improvised moments, others fall into a straighter, even more focused sound – one that's got the boldness of Mingus at its best, with lots of powerful passages that give way to even more personal solo moments. Players include Ken Vandermark, Fredrik Ljungkvist, and Dave Rempis on reeds; Axel Dorner on trumpet, Johannes Bauer on trombone, Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love on percussion, Jim Baker on piano, Kent Kessler on bass, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello. 3CD set features 2 studio discs and 1 live radio performance – with titles that include "Fall With A Vengeance", "Untitled Fiction", "Corrosion", "Cards", and live performances of all numbers on disc 3. CD

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Emma-Jean Thackray/Makaya McCravenToo Shy (12 inch version)/Run Dem (Gilles Peterson edit) ... 12-inch
International Anthem/Total Refreshment Centre, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A great little record that continues the Chicago/London meeting that was begun in the Makaya McCraven album Where We Come From – a limited single with two collaborative grooves on each side! Emma-Jean Thackray serves up "Too Shy" on side one – a skittish blend of jazz elements, keyboards, and some soaring soulful vocals! Side two features a Gilles Peterson edit of the track "Run Dem" – which has plenty of hefty drums, plus musical contributions from Joe Armon-Jones, Theon Cross, and Soweto Kinch! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Thee SatisfactionEarthee ... CD
Sub Pop, 2015. Used ... Out Of Stock
These guys have a wonderfully trippy look on the cover – very cosmic, very sci-fi, but also somewhat ancient as well – a style that really does justice to the music that lies within! Earthee's an even stronger set than the debut from Thee Satisfaction – more complex from an instrumental perspective, and more focused too – with this bristling blend of slow beats, basslines, and keyboard washes that take us back to some of the headier London styles we loved in years back – but also with one very strong ear to the American underground too, in ways that whisper "future soul" from the very first note. Meshell Ndegeocello guests on a few tracks – and the set's a good comparison to some of her headiest work, and maybe the music of Gloria Anne Muldrow too. Titles include "Planet For Sale", "Blandland", "Nature's Candy", "Post Black Anyway", "Universal Perspective", "I Read You", and "Sir Come Navigate". CD
(Case has some edgewear & a penmark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ This HeatThis Heat ... LP
These/Modern Classics, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A mindblowing record from This Heat – a group that were either years before or behind their times – given that they were essentially a prog combo working on the London scene during the big years of punk! Yet that temporal displacement hasn't stopped these guys from becoming legends – because like ESG, Liquid Liquid, and a few other groups of their nature – This Heat have a way of drawing on all the older elements from experimental rock of the decade before, and fusing it into a leaner, wittier, and more compelling post-punk blend! The music here is heavy on rhythms – with lots of drums and percussion from Charles Hayward – mixed with keyboards, guitar, and other instruments that are layered together with lots of studio elements and tape processes – in ways that are arguably even more complex than better-known 70s productions by guys like Conny Plank or Martin Hannett. The cuts on this debut album were recorded over a three year period that preceded the release of the set – but come together as one of the boldest musical statements of its time – a record that's continued to influence countless generations since the time it was released! Titles include "Testcard", "Horizontal Hold", "Not Waving", "Water", "Twilight Furniture", "24 Track Loop", and "Fall Of Saigon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TirogoFloat ... CD
EMI/QDK (Germany), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wickedly tripped-out set – and one that mixes up equal parts Afro Funk and psyche – very much in the spirit of Blo, who were contemporaries of Tirogo! The set has a great second-chapter, Afro 70s sort of feel – all the complicated rhythms that were emerging in the earlier part of the decade, along with some of the more rock-heavy modes of some groups – but given a leaner quality that makes the music much more universal overall – as does the English-language lyrics! And in a way, the set almost feels like some of the cooler post-colonial work that was going down in London in the early 70s – really mixing things up nicely, and coming up with some completely fresh results in the process. Titles include "Devil's Gonna Get You", "Let's Feed The Nation", "Float", "Ajufo", and "Tirogo". CD

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Pandit Kanwar Sain TrikhaThree Sitar Pieces ... LP
Mushroom/Manufactured, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Three sitar pieces from Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha – all recorded in London at the staret of the 70s, and with a vibe that's every bit as trippy as the cover! Two of the album's tracks are especially long – and really have this open, free-flowing energy – more than meditative, as Pandit often plays with a bit of an edge, and the percussion seems to have its own sort of approach too – handled by Paul Burwell on tablas in a few different cycles, almost moving away from the sitar, then back again. Titles include "Bageshri In Teental", "Rag Desh In Dadra", and "Folk Piece In Kahrwa" – the last of which is shorter and a bit more upbeat. LP, Vinyl record album
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TroublemanTime Out Of Mind ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2004. Used ... $3.99
The debut set from Troubleman – aka Mark Pritchard – a name you may know from countless remixes over the past few years, now finally stepping forth with his own work! The set's got a definite Brazilian influence – as you'd expect from all the Troubleman work on the Far Out label – but there's also a much stronger London vibe running through the set – not just in the cosmic broken style of recent years, but also an expansive trippy mode that seems to hearken back to the heady days of late 60s experimentation! The sound's a lot fresher than we might have even hoped for – as Mark changes things up nicely track to track, and throws in a few mellow numbers that have him really moving past his initial dancefloor appeal. Filled with nice instrumentation, too – and titles that include "Have A Good Time", "Paz", "The Righteous Path", "Lonely Girl", "Change Is What We Need", "Toda Hora", "Roll On", "Time Out Of Mind", and "Without You". CD
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✨✧ Bobby TroupHere's To My Lady ... LP
Liberty, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The straighter side of Bobby Troup – a set that has the singer working through a batch of tunes that are mostly standards, instead of his usual compositions – but still doing equally well in the process! Troup's got a wonderful way of phrasing – very human and very down to earth – and even the fuller arrangements of Russ Garcia don't get in the way of the personal quality of Bobby's music, which is always center stage. The set does feature a few Troup originals – "Now You Know", "Please Remember", and "Her Name Is Julie – dedicated to wife Julie London – plus the tracks "Wait Till You See Her", "That's All", "They Didn't Believe Me", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", and "Crazy She Calls Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great original copy! Cover has a tiny seam split in one corner, but is really great overall.)

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1971) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polygram/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Caetano Veloso – a rare all-English language set, recorded in London during the years of his exile! The post-Tropicalia set is a fair bit different than any other Veloso album we can think of – not just because of the English language, but also because the approach is somewhat gentle, and almost folksy at times – a real change from his experimental modes of the late 60s, and easily his most personal statement to date. The tunes are incredibly beautiful – filled with themes of loss and longing that no doubt come from his separation from Brazil – and although a few tunes feature light strings from Phil Ryan, most of the backings are relatively light, and almost acoustic. Titles include the classics "Shoot Me Dead", "If You Hold a Stone", "Maria Bethania", "In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day", and "London, London" – plus a cover of "Asa Branca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ VibratorsPure Mania ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first and best album by the Vibrators, a band that maybe can't really be considered as first wave punk in the purest sense – but who still made a helluva punky racket all the same! The professional studio sheen and lack of angry politics of the record sets Mania apart from some of the more influential albums that came in the months before and after – but the energy on the record is maybe right up there with the best by the Damned, and the group's approach helped set the wheels in motion for the far less hostile new wave scene that was on the way – which then, in turn, helped transform the larger world of rock in the process. Was there ever a better year for stripped down, punchy rock than 1977? Tracks include "Into The Future", "Yeah Yeah Yeah", "Sweet Sweet Heart", "Keep It Clean", "Baby Baby", "Petrol", "London Girls", "Wrecked On You", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick WaltersActive Imagination ... CD
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We really loved Nick Walters the last time around, and on this set the trumpeter seems to be even more visionary than before – really going for this expansive approach to his music, and serving things up with a vibe that maybe makes him one of the most spiritual leaders on the contemporary London scene! The tracks here are all originals, and work together perfectly as a whole album – with Nick setting things up strongly with his own trumpet at the start, then folding in these beautiful contributions from Ed Cawthorne on flute and soprano sax, Jeff Guntren on tenor, Rebecca Nash on piano, Nim Sadot on bass, Max Hallett on drums, and Joseph Deenmamoode on percussion. Some tunes have a modal rhythm, but others get a bit more complex, although still with a similar organic pulse – and titles include "So Long Chef", "Gordian Knot (parts 1 & 2)", "Dansoman Last Stop", and "Ahimsa". CD

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✨✧ Nick WaltersActive Imagination ... LP
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We really loved Nick Walters the last time around, and on this set the trumpeter seems to be even more visionary than before – really going for this expansive approach to his music, and serving things up with a vibe that maybe makes him one of the most spiritual leaders on the contemporary London scene! The tracks here are all originals, and work together perfectly as a whole album – with Nick setting things up strongly with his own trumpet at the start, then folding in these beautiful contributions from Ed Cawthorne on flute and soprano sax, Jeff Guntren on tenor, Rebecca Nash on piano, Nim Sadot on bass, Max Hallett on drums, and Joseph Deenmamoode on percussion. Some tunes have a modal rhythm, but others get a bit more complex, although still with a similar organic pulse – and titles include "So Long Chef", "Gordian Knot (parts 1 & 2)", "Dansoman Last Stop", and "Ahimsa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Active Imagination ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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