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MC ShanIt Don't Mean A Thing (Remix) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Ice T, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, & OthersColors – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On Girl" by Roxanne Shante. More by Salt N Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, 7A3, and Rick James. Marley Marl produced the motherlode of these cuts, and this was the early days of the Cold Chillin/Warner alliance. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MC ShanQB OG – The Best Of MC Shan ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Another one of those great packages of Cold Chillin' tracks – this one compiling the best of Juice Crew MC Shan! Solid stuff from the Kangols & gold chains era NYC – with that classic Marley Marl production. Tracks include "Jane Stop This Crazy Thing", "Down By Law", "The Bridge", "Cocaine", "Juice Crew Law", "I Pioneered This", "Beat Biter", and more. 14 tracks in all! CD
 
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✨✧ ShaktiShakti With John McLaughlin ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great post-Mahavishnu work from guitarist John McLaughlin – the debut of his excellent Shakti combo, a group who mixed Indian music with some tighter fusion moments! The style here is a lot leaner than some of McLaughlin's previous experiments – a small group lineup with violin from L Shankar, plus tabla, percussion, ghantam, mridangam, and John's guitar – all used together in really wonderful ways. The Indian roots of the music are often quite strong, and McLaughlin plays a fair bit of acoustic guitar in a respectful way that never intrudes too much on the other players – a huge change from his jamming fusion of the early 70s. The album features 3 long tracks – "Joy", "Lotus Feet", and "What Need Have I For This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Shakti with John McLaughlinNatural Elements (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of Natural Elements here – thanks to the Indian roots of the Shakti group! The group's a wonderful collaboration between guitarist John McLaughlin – often playing here on acoustic, far from his earlier fusion – and a trio of Indian musicians, including the great L Shankhar on violin! The sound is soaring, spacious, and makes almost a fusion-like use of some of the elements – but without nearly as many of the cliches as you might expect. The sound quality is excellent, and a further great aspect of the record – and titles include "Mind Ecology", "Face To Face", "The Daffodil & The Eagle", "Get Down & Sruti", and "Peace Of Mind". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MC LyteLyte As A Rock ... LP
First Priority/Atlantic, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lyte raised the bar for female rappers on this late 80s album with her mic skills and lyrical finesse that took female MC's into a whole new realm, beyond "Roxanne" answer tracks. She takes on Roxanne Shante on "10% Dis", a classic battle track that sparked a great answer cycle in its own right. And the production, mostly by Audio Two is pure minimalist hip hop beatmaking, while the King Of Chill comes correct with the dopest side stick in the history of programmed beats on "Paper Thin", and Prince Paul goes nuts with the horn stabs on one of his earlier beats, "MC Lyte Likes Swingin'". 10 tracks in all, this LP also includes "I Cram To Understand You", "Kickin 4 Brooklyn", "Lyte As A Rock", "Lyte Thee MC", "I Am Woman", "Lyte Vs. Vanna Whyte" and "I Am Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout hole and a small stain on one corner.)

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✨✧ Shakti with John McLaughlinHandful Of Beauty ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John McLaughlin's the only one pictured on the front cover, but the album's definitely still a highly-collaborative effort from the Shakti group – one that's awash in sounds and styles from Indian music! L Shankhar's violin is used almost as strongly as McLaughlin's guitar – with a soaring, spacious quality that's years ahead of its time – and which almost presages a decade's worth of music to come on countless jazz, soundtrack, and new age albums! But fortunately, the record's got a lot more depth than that latter genre – thanks to assorted percussion and Indian instrumentation – all used in ways that feel quite spontaneous, and almost improvised live – but never in a bombastic sort of way. Titles include "La Danse Du Bonheur", "Isis", "India", "Lady L", "Two Sisters", and "Kriti". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shakti with John McLaughlinHandful Of Beauty ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
John McLaughlin's the only one pictured on the front cover, but the album's definitely still a highly-collaborative effort from the Shakti group – one that's awash in sounds and styles from Indian music! L Shankhar's violin is used almost as strongly as McLaughlin's guitar – with a soaring, spacious quality that's years ahead of its time – and which almost presages a decade's worth of music to come on countless jazz, soundtrack, and new age albums! But fortunately, the record's got a lot more depth than that latter genre – thanks to assorted percussion and Indian instrumentation – all used in ways that feel quite spontaneous, and almost improvised live – but never in a bombastic sort of way. Titles include "La Danse Du Bonheur", "Isis", "India", "Lady L", "Two Sisters", and "Kriti". CD

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VariousPhil's Spectre – A Wall Of Soundalikes ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
That's not a typo in the title – the compilation's a collection of tracks that all bear the mark of Phil Spector – Spector's Spectres, if you will! It's a well known fact that Phil had a monumental impact on 60s rock, pop, and soul music – as his "wall of sound" production style forever transformed the sound of the single back in the sixties. And although there's been lots of compilations that focus on Phil's own work, this is the first one we've seen to showcase his proteges and contemporaries – a surprisingly wide range of studio talents who all picked up on Phil's tricks and twists! The tunes on the set include some great 60s soul and pop numbers, and a bunch of the tracks are reissued legally here for the first time. Plus, the set's got some wonderful liner notes – really taking you through the tracks, and explaining the connection to Spector and the overall sound of the music. Features production work by Nick DeCaro, Van McCoy, Jan Davis, Abner Spector, Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier, Brian Wilson, Sonny Bono, and Jack Nitszche – and titles that include "When You Walk In The Room" by Jackie DeShannon, "When The Boy's Happy" by The Four Pennies, "Hang On" by The Wall Of Sound, "Tremblin" by Gene Pitney, "A Little Love" by Alder Ray, "On The Spanish Side" by The Corsairs & Landy McNeil, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by The Beach Boys, "Just You" by Sonny & Cher, "I Can't Make It Alone" by PJ Proby, "And That Reminds Me" by The Dolls, "You're So Fine" by Dorothy Berry, "Missing My Baby" by Clydie King, and "I Just Couldn't Say" by Lorraine & The Delights. CD

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✨✧ VariousGirl Group Sound Vol 5 – The Darlings Of The 1960s ... CD
Shaboom, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
22 tracks from the Castanets, the Mermaids, Ginny Arnell, Robin Clark, the Cannon sisters, Pat Powdrill, the McKinleys, Babs Tino, Donna Lynn, the Shannons & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jay McShannGoin' To Kansas City ... CD
Stony Plain, 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Harold MabernLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the best Harold Mabern albums we've heard in years – recorded with a trio of familiar partners, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but in a freewheeling live setting that has the group really stretching out over some long, extended tracks! Mabern's sense of imagination in this setting is wonderful – and really takes us back to the soulful majesty we loved in his music during the 70s – and although a few numbers reflect the ballad mode of some of Harold's studio albums, even these have an open-ended creativity that really goes beyond the usual! Titles include "Dreaming", "Road Song", "Boogie For Al McShann", "Afro Blue", "Alone Together", and a surprisingly great take on "Sesame Street". CD

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VariousAnd This Is Me – Britain's Finest Thespians Sing ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A very cool collection of tracks from voices you might know more for their work on the screen – an array of British talents from the postwar years who were mostly known for their comedic performances in film and on TV! The word "thespians" is used here with a bit of wit – as most of these singers are ones from the lower-brow side of British entertainment – early situation comedies, Carry On films, and outlets like that – but given a really beautiful array of arrangements here, which help deliver some surprisingly great vocal performances! Some of these numbers are novelty tunes, others are a bit more straight – but overall, there's a nice sense of jazz and zing to the material – the kind of punch you'd expect if you saw their performances in a movie. Titles include "Postman's Knock" by Spike Milligan, "Alone Together" by Bernard Bresslaw, "Send For Me" by Terry Thomas, "It Had Better Be A Wonderful Life" by Barbara Windsor & Harry Fowler, "Three Nice Mice" by Max Bygraves, "I Like It" by Mike & Bernie Winters, "What About Me" by Bernard Cribbins, "Harry Brown" by Ian McShane, "Lonely For A Girl" by Oliver Reed, "We Go Together" by Eric Sykes & Hattie Jacques, and "Double Bunk" by Sid James & Liz Fraser. CD

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VariousDansez-Vous Le Bop ... LP
Black & Blue (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Not really bop – more a collection of swing and blues-inflected material – recorded by the Black & Blue label in France! Includes work from Sammy Price, Jay McShann, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Bill Doggett, Willie Mabon, and Eddie Vinson! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 3 – Sailing In the Boat When The Tide Runs Strong ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this third volume include "Down In Arkansas" by Almeda Riddle, "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" by Big Bill Broonzy, "Read Em John" by John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Laura Lee" by Emma Hammond, "Lord Have Mercy" by Fred McDowell, and "Lenga Serpentina" by Compagna Sacco. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSwingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol 1 – Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78s (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the kind of record you might expect – neither a porno session, or a collection of work by artists named Richard – and instead, a sweet stack of rare tracks originally issued on 78rpm shellac – working together here in jiving jazzy brilliance! The work here is from the swing generation and beyond – with a strong focus on the sorts of sounds that would set the tone for the jump jive and R&B generation – including some especially nice vocal tracks! Titles on this first volume include "Jam Man" by Slim Gaillard, "The Minor Drag" by Fats Waller, "I Got Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Old Joe's Hittin The Jug" by Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra, "Caledonia" by Woody Herman, "Voodoo Woman Blues" by Jay McShann, and "The Little Goose" by Rex Stewart's Big Eight. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSwingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol 1 & 2 – Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78s ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $15.99
Not the kind of record you might expect – neither a porno session, or a collection of work by artists named Richard – and instead, a sweet stack of rare tracks originally issued on 78rpm shellac – working together here in jiving jazzy brilliance! The work here is from the swing generation and beyond – with a strong focus on the sorts of sounds that would set the tone for the jump jive and R&B generation – including some especially nice vocal tracks! CD features 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Jam Man" by Slim Gaillard, "The Minor Drag" by Fats Waller, "I Got Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Old Joe's Hittin The Jug" by Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra, "Caledonia" by Woody Herman, "Voodoo Woman Blues" by Jay McShann, "The Little Goose" by Rex Stewart's Big Eight, "Ball Of Fire" by Gene Krupa, "Bunch Of Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Root Hog Or Die" by The Harlem Hamfats, "Rip Up The Joint" by Sidney Bechet, "Jive" by Cab Calloway, "All The Cats Join In" by Roy Eldridge, "Raid The Joint" by Erskine Hawkins, "Harlem Rhumbain" by Hot Lips Page, and "Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back" by Lucky Millinder. CD

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VariousVoodoo In America – Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, & Calypso 1926 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 26.99
Caribbean voodoo hits the American scene – served up here in a host of different mid-century styles – from jazz, to blues, to R&B – with some other nice surprises in between! The voodoo component of the tracks comes through either in the subject matter, or in the rhythmic progressions – which illustrate the way that African roots shifted as they made their way through the Caribbean, up to New Orleans – never dying in intensity, and instead finding a lot of new energy in the process! The 2CD set features a big booklet of notes in English, and contains 40 titles that include "Song Of The Jumbies" by Josephine Premice, "She Put The Whamee On Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Marie Laveau" by Oscar Celstin, "Voodoo Woman" by Jay McShann, "Witch Doctor" by Art Blakey, "Thirty Days" by Chuck Berry, "Evil Eyed Woman" by Terry Timmons, "Hoodoo Lady" by Memphis Minnie, "Goofer Dust Swing" by Lil Johnson, "Root Doctor Blues" by Doctor Clayton, and "It's Your Voodoo Working" by Charles Sheffield. CD

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✨✧ PoguesRum Sodomy & The Lash ... LP
Stiff, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's the rawer of the 2 greatest albums by The Pogues – preceding the more melodic If I Should Fall From Grace With God – balancing punk rock urgency and old soul poetry like no other band ever could. Producer Elvis Costello made it his mission to stay the hell out of the way and just capture the band in all their shambling, boozy glory, and that he does. Underneath his slurred vocals, Shane MacGowan was starting to become one of greatest songwriters ever, and bands punk fueled take in tradition Irish acoustic music some of the most exciting music we could ever hope to hear. Includes "The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn", "The Old Main Drag", "Wild Cats In Kilkenny", "Dirty Old Town", "Jesse James", "Billy's Bones", "The Gentleman Soldier", "A Pair Of Brown Eyes" and "Navigator". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on MCA.)

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✨✧ VariousMore Mellow Cats & Kittens – Hot R&B & Cool Blues 1946 to 1952 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent music from that postwar stretch when it seemed like all the genres were wonderfully unstable – and so may different sounds and styles were coming into contact with each other! This set serves up a brilliant batch of genre-crossing sounds from the LA scene at the time – music that isn't quite jazz, isn't really blues, maybe hints at R&B to come – yet which somehow bristles with the best that all those styles had to offer – and a lot more too! The work here is all from the stunningly deep catalog of Modern Records – and the collection features 15 tracks that have never been issued before – all documenting the wonderful wealth of fresh styles coming out of LA at the time. The work here has echoes of bop, swing, and lots of soulful modes to come – and titles include "Yas Yas Yas" by Three Bits Of Rhythm, "Bardu's Boogie" by Bardu Ali, "Just Got Back" by Jimmy Grissom, "How Long" by Kitty Stevenson, "Bacon Blues" by Clarence Williams, "Cake Jumps" by Al Cake Wichard, "Goodnight Wherever You Are" by The Scamps, "Lazy Daisy" by The Noc-Tunes, "Sister Kool Breeze" by Jake Porter, "Billboard Special" by tiny Webb, "Looky Ploot" by Emmitt Slay & His Slayriders, "Going Home Blues" by Hootie McShann, "Your Red Wagon" by Butch Stone, and "Jive I Like" by Pearl Traylor. CD

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✨✧ Avery SunshineTwenty Sixty Four ... CD
Shanachie, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Just the kind of record that reminds us why Avery Sunshine is one of the best female soul singers to come up in recent years – an artist who was instantly a pro, yet also very much her own person too – able to write the kind of fresh lyrics that really keep us interested, and put herself on the line without ever selling out! Avery's got some great guest work on the record – including song contributions from Eric Roberson, and appearances by Frank McComb and Keyon Harrold – all artists we respect tremendously, and are glad to have endorse Avery as strongly as we do! But right from the start, the lady's the main attraction – as you'll hear on the sublime lineup of tunes that include "Come Do Nothing", "Used Car", "Jump", "The Ice Cream Song", "Everything I've Got", "Twenty Sixty Four", "Heaven Is Right Here", "Kiss & Make It Better", and "I Just Don't Know". CD
 
 
 



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