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✨✧ My Little PonyFriendship Is Magic – Explore Equestria – Greatest Hits (picture disc) (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Legacy, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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John CarpenterAssault On Precinct 13/The Fog (picture disc) ... 12-inch
Sacred Bones, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Moody magic from the great John Carpenter – title themes to two of his famous films, presented in great new versions by John himself! "Assault On Precinct 13" was one of the first great movie themes from Carpenter – and "The Fog" is an equally eerie bit of music too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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Lafayette Afro Rock Band/IceAfro Funk Explosion – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band Vs Ice ... CD
Manifesto, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
An Afro Funk double-header – a very cool 2CD package that offers up a disc each of music by the Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – both funky combos who were very tied together at the time, and recorded some excellent music overseas! The Lafayette Afro Rock Band were a bunch of Americans, relocated in Paris, who mixed that city's strong African music traditions with their own American funk and soul leanings. The result was an incredible sound that included lots of heavy percussion, fuzzy guitar, and the very cool "magic bag" sound that was half vocoder/half keyboard! The collection brings together material from the group's two rare albums, plus unreleased cuts, and singles too – titles that include "Red Matchbox", "Nicky", "Scorpion Flower", "Dr Beezar", "AIE", "Hihache", "Soul Makossa", "Darkest Light", "Heels & Soles", and "Djungi". Ice were essentially the same group, recorded just a bit later – but with a sound that's still strongly Afro-influenced funk and soul overall – mostly instrumental, and filled with wicked horns, basslines, and keyboards. The group's music is even more rare on CD – and CD2 features 18 tracks by them – including "Racubah", "Put An X On The Spot", "Ozan Koukle", "Too Little Room", "Funky Bunch", "Dgunji", "I Need Love", "Quick", "One Chance", "Frisco", "Time Will Tell", "There's Time To Change", "The Gap", "Losin", and "Hi Fi Woman". CD

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Jill ScottExperience – Jill Scott 826+ ... CD
Epic/Hidden Beach, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Ok so she's got a Grammy – but that makes us love her even more! Jill Scott is one of the greatest soul artists to emerge in the past decade – and this second album avoids the usual "sophomore slump" by showing a whole new side of her talents! Disc one is a great live set – showing that Jill's organic talent isn't the product of studio trickery, and can conjure up as much warmth in person as it can on disc. The backing is tight, jazzy, and with a different finish than you might be accustomed to from Jill's first LP – less hip hop beats and more real funk drumming, a fuller group instrumental sound with lots of nice solos, and over it all, incredible vocals from Jill! The set's got smoking live versions of "One Is The Magic #", "A Long Walk", "Love Rain", "Getting In The Way", "Fatback Taffy", "He Loves Me", and "Do You Remember". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD
 
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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
BGP (UK), New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Magic Source (Mocambo)Love Struck (orig, Patchworks special disco rmx, Africaine 808 NYC no wave dub, Voilaaa Le rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked boogie from from Magic Source – a contemporary recording, but one with a classic sort of vibe! That quality's no surprise, given that Bjorn Wagner's at the head – fresh from experience in the Mighty Mocambos, but showing much more of a late 70s club style here – with lots of snapping percussion, sweet keyboard lines, a sax solo, and female chorus vocals – almost making the whole thing sound like some of the grooviest French club tracks from years back! The original gets three remixes, too – all a bit more modern, but plenty nice. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Laura TaylorDancin' In My Feet (Theme From Disco Magic)/Lady Scorpio ... 12-inch
TK, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a TK Disco sleeve. Labels have some pen.)

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BroadwayMagic Man ... LP
Hilltak/Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A classy disco project arranged and produced by Willie Henderson – done in a mode that's got less of the jazz funk touches of some of his other late 70s work, and with an approach that's got a fairly straightforward clubby sound. Lead vocals on the set are by Patti Williams – a singer with surprising depth for such a no-name set – and on the best cuts, it's her vocals that actually hold the whole thing together. Includes the nice snapping bass track "This Funk Is Made For Dancing" – plus "Magic Man", "Take Me In Your Arms", "Kiss You All Over", and "Love Bandit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benis CletinJungle Magic (with bonus download) ... LP
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly funky at the start of most tracks – which really locks things in, while Benis stretches out on his vocals, and sometimes adds in these weird moogy keyboards – almost with a William Onyeabor sort of vibe! There's also other organ and keyboard lines that intertwine with the grooves – all in ways that are never too slick, or trying for any sort of crossover Afro Disco styles – even though a number of cuts here would be perfect for a funky dancefloor. Titles include "Fireman", "Mr Teacher", "Jungle Magic", "Beautiful Continent", and "Rain Sun & Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A crucial album for the jazz guitar in the 80s – the debut effort of Stanley Jordan, and a set that exploded with a very fresh sound! Jordan has a really unique way of handling his instrument – playing up and down the fret board with both hands – in ways that are often so lyrically compelling and musically complicated that Blue Note had to package the album with a "warning" that there were no overdubs or production tricks on the set – as you might find from other contemporary players on labels like ECM! Instead, Stanley's got a sound that's surprisingly warm and personal – and which, in a way, is recorded with a style that echoes the legend of his initial discovery by the label, while playing in the subway. Titles include "A Child Is Born", "Fundance", "Angel", "The Lady In My Life", "Round Midnight", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a core approach that links the set nicely to the disco underground of the time – particularly the mix of funk and spacey touches that Adams was known for! Tony produced himself, and also arranged in a few spots – and the overall feel is like the best Main Ingredient modes of the sophisticated mid 70s years, taken to even greater fruition. Titles include the excellent groover "Pazuzu" – which we go back to again and again over the years – plus "Tender Side Of Love", "Cosmic Lady", "Keep it Up", "Verry White", and "Magic Touch". CD

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Johnnie TaylorDisco 9000 ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Not the album Disco 9000 – which was a cool Johnny Taylor soundtrack in the late 70s – but an equally great collection of his massive work for Columbia Records at the time! The package is a perfect introduction to Taylor's magic at the label – that great point when he worked his bluesy roots into a smoother soul groove – stepping out with mellow and midtempo rhythms that are really great, and which managed to bridge a few different worlds of soul. Titles include "Disco Lady", "Keep On Dancing", "Your Love Is Rated X", "Disco 9000", "She's Killing Me", "Ever Ready", "I Got This Thing For Your Love", "You're The Best In the World", "Somebody's Getting It", and "Play Something Pretty". CD

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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5LP ... $61.99 64.99
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. Vinyl part 1 features five different records, all with lots of space for the tunes to stretch out – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, and "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
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Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD 28.99
Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP 61.99

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VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99 29.99
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD
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Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP 61.99
Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP 61.99

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiLady Lucifera (Polvos Magicos) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A horror soundtrack from maestro Stelvio Cipriani – but penned for a film that's also a comedy, too – a narrative balance that Cipriani handles wonderfully in his music! Given that there's a current of sex and eroticism in the story, Stelvio pulls out those warm keyboard lines that make his 70s music so great – used here in slow-stepping, slinky lines that can easily be transformed to slightly darker moments when the horror approaches – but always used in ways that are never nearly as noisy or atonal as some of the straighter supernatural thrillers of the time! There's a core melody that recurs often – a really lovely tune that's handled in a mode that's much more 1974 than you'd guess from the date of the movie – and, unlike some Italian comedies from the time, there's not really any disco or 80s keyboards at all, just the kind of warmer instrumentation from Cipriani's earlier years. CD features 15 tracks in all – and notes in English too! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ T-ConnectionMagic ... LP
Dash/TK, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of Magic here from T-Connection – a clubby set of tracks, yet one that's still put together more like a funk combo record from the mid 70s! The instrumentation is mindblowing – impeccable guitar and basslines, set to snapping rhythms that really capture the best Miami funk mode before smoother disco took over – especially impressive on the longer tracks on the set! The whole thing's great – more like a pile of fast funky 45s than the usual disco record – and titles include the long "Do What You Wanna Do", plus "Disco Magic", "Got To See My Lady", "Peace Line", "Monday Morning", and "Mothers Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing.)

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✨✧ Daniel GrauDisco Fantasy ... LP
Oom Dooby Dochas/Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet clubby sounds from a very obscure source – the mighty Daniel Grau, an artist who was working on the Venezuelan scene at the end of the 70s – and hardly ever got the exposure of American or European disco artists at the time! The album's way more than a fantasy – as Grau is right on the money, right from the start – able to spin out these beautifully tight, funky grooves that are awash in warm keyboards, riffing guitar, and lots of romping rhythms at the bottom – a groove that almost reminds us of Cerrone or some of his French contemporaries of the period, but a bit warmer overall – touched with this more intimate approach that really makes the music great – and sounds a lot different than some of the more commercial strains of disco from the period. Titles include "Sonido Magico", "Atlantis", "Doopey", "Dulce Armonia", "Swing Rock", "Guitarra Y Amor", and "Disco Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ King ErrissonMagic Man/LA Bound ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 albums worth of work from funky percussionist King Errisson – both done with a warmly jazzy style that reminds us a lot of work from the time by Ralph McDonald! The Magic Man may not be as trippy as some of King's earlier records – but he brings in a nice sense of focus to the grooves by working with the Detroit soul team of Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey – both of whom bring Errisson's groove to the dancefloor, yet still keep the funky edges intact! There's a really full-on feel to the record that mixes percussion with fuller horns, strings, and keyboards – plus guitar licks from Coffey that keep some edges sharp – and a bit of female backing vocals on most numbers too. Titles include "Tight Rope", "Sleep Talk", "Magic Man", and "Conga Man". LA Bound is almost even better – and features the driving conga work of Errisson in a similar mode to the conga/disco albums by Candido! Errison was more of a funk artist on earlier albums – but thanks to some arrangements by Dennis Coffey & Mike Theodore, he makes the transition to club grooves nicely, and the best cuts have a stronger soul component than other albums of this nature. One track is especially great – the smooth funk cut "Well, Have A Nice Day", which has an extended conga breakdown in the middle that's worth the price of the album alone! Other tracks include "Disco Congo", "Manhattan Love Song", and "Salsoul Sister". CD

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Chain ReactionDance Freak ... 12-inch
Queen Constance, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
A sweet bit of P&P funk from the end of the 70s – a magical cut that's not really disco, not really heavy funk, but somewhere special in between! The tune's got enough of a groove to hit the dancefloors, and a catchy vocal hook too – but the drums are harder than the usual club cut, and there's this totally cool moog solo in the middle! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Fantastic FourGot To Have Your Love ... LP
Westbound, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Fantastic Four are a hell of a harmony group – and one who still hold strong through this second chapter of their career – by avoiding any of the cheaper cliches of some of the groups of the disco generation! Instead, the album focuses on their vocals first, and any sort of grooves second – which makes for some wonderful mellower cuts that really follow the spirit of some of the hippest 70s group soul from Chicago or the east coast – followed by a few upbeat tracks that get handling by Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound in Philly! The balance is great – almost more like some of the best group sides from a few years before, especially Blue Magic – and the ballads really take center stage, and blow us away with the group's deeper currents of soul. Titles include "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes", "There's Fire Down Below", "I Got To Have Your Love", "She'll Be Right For Me", "Cash Money", and "Disco Pool Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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Fantastic FourGot To Have Your Love/BYOF (Bring Your Own Funk) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pair of albums from this overlooked Detroit soul group – back to back on a single CD! On Got To Have Your Love, Fantastic Four are a hell of a harmony group – and one who still hold strong through this second chapter of their career – by avoiding any of the cheaper cliches of some of the groups of the disco generation! Instead, the album focuses on their vocals first, and any sort of grooves second – which makes for some wonderful mellower cuts that really follow the spirit of some of the hippest 70s group soul from Chicago or the east coast – followed by a few upbeat tracks that get handling by Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound in Philly! The balance is great – almost more like some of the best group sides from a few years before, especially Blue Magic – and the ballads really take center stage, and blow us away with the group's deeper currents of soul. Titles include "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes", "There's Fire Down Below", "I Got To Have Your Love", "She'll Be Right For Me", "Cash Money", and "Disco Pool Blues". On BYOF, the Fantastic Four definitely bring their own funk – thanks to tight help from arranger Dennis Coffey, who also produced the set with a heavy groove that's like his own work of the time! The basslines are stronger than before for the FF – but their harmonies are very firmly intact – and, if anything, the blend of funk and great vocals really makes the album a charmer right from the get-go – especially as they aim more for midtempo steppers than too-upbeat disco tunes that might have them losing some of their charm. The overall vibe is maybe more 1974 than 1978 – and titles include "I Just Want To Love Ya Baby", "BYOF", "Cold & Windy Night", "Sexy Lady", "Shout", "Super Lover", and "Realize". CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that always made them great! Cuba Gooding's lead is wonderful – rich and full of feeling, and slinking nicely over arrangements from Rene Hall and Bert DeCoteaux, both of whom bridge the simpler styles of earlier work with some of the deeper ideas going down in soul music at the time. The title track is a killer a wonderful spacey soul track with sweeping arrangements and some weird moogy bits in the background – perfect for the group's sweet style, and a complicated captivating number that pushes past the formula of their earlier hits. The rest of the album follows with equally compelling modes – and titles include "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Thanks For The Laughs", "That Ain't My Style", "Family Man", "I Want To Make You Glad", and "The Good Old Days". Music Maximus is wicked work from The Main Ingredient – a set that's even fuller and funkier than before, yet still a perfect setting for the tremendous harmonies of the trio! The "Roman orgy" cover makes this one look like it might be more of a disco effort – but the overall sound is a sweet mix of modern soul grooves, tight funky charts, and some deeper ideas that are arranged wonderfully by Leon Pendarvis and Lou Courtney. The approach is possibly most like Courtney's own great albums of the time – rooted in a respect for older soul styles, yet really able to open up to new ideas too – and the album features a great funky version of Leon Ware's "Instant Love", plus the tracks "Car Of Love", "Many Women In My Life", "Half A Chance", "I Gotta Know You", "Can't Get Ready For Losing You", and "Who You Really Are". CD

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Midnight RhythmMidnight Rhythm ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the fullest, most high-concept disco albums on Atlantic from the late 70s – a set of 3 long tracks that all float out of the studio on magic arrangements, and more resemble the work on labels like Prelude and Casablanca than they do the usual soul-based disco on Atlantic! The set was arranged by Joe Long and Robby Adcock, but mixed by Richie Rivera with a really heavenly groove that makes the most out of the long "suite" format of the tracks. Vocals are very subdued in the mix – kind of drifting back and forth between some very tight rhythms and soaring strings – all crafted to bring out some good instrumental moments, and even let some nice funky percussion take the lead, in a bit of a Miami disco mode. Titles include "Climb/Rushin To Meet You", "Midnight Rhythm", and "Workin & Slavin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusTijuana Moods ... LP
RCA, 1957/1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. But the album's actually a treasure that predates the better-known latter sides – with a sharpness and intensity that Mingus hardly ever matched again! The group is one of his strongest ever – with Shafi Hadi on alto, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Bill Triglia on piano. There's a slight Latin vibe, as you might expect from the title – but it's very slight overall, and most of the tunes are in that sharply angular, fully expressive style that flowered most strongly for Mingus in the late 50s. There's not a wasted moment of music on the whole album – with tight solos and incredible rhythms that dominate every second of the extended tracks – and titles include "Dizzy Moods", "Flamingo", "Los Mariachis", "Ysabel's Tabel Dance", and "Tijuana Gift Shop". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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