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✨✧ Michel LegrandDisco Magic Concorde ... LP
Kebec-Disc (Canada), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very unusual club project from the great Michel Legrand – some of his groovy melodies, set to disco rhythms from Herve Roy! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Most Requested Rhythm BandGot To Give It Up ... LP
Magic Disc, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Long funky tracks – a bit disco, but with more of a club funk groove, if that makes any sense. Nat Dove handled the arrangements for the album, and vocals are by the Dovetones – in kind of a minimal disco-chorus sort of style. Tracks include the two part versions of "Got To Give It Up" and "Brick House", plus "Float On" and "Love Alarm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cutout hole.)
 
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Magic SamAll Your Love/Love Me With A Feeling ... 78 RPM
Cobra, 1957. Poor ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has a crack. Label of side A has some stains.)

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Principal Edwards Magic TheatreWorks 1969 to 1971 – Albums, Demos, BBC Sessions, & Live Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $11.99
A triple header of music from this legendary group – two albums, and a bonus disc of rare material too! First up is the group's self-titled set – one that also goes under the name of Soundtrack – a record that's a bit folksy, a bit psychedelic, and certainly trippy and theatrical enough to get the attention of even the most jaded popster in the 60s – Principal Edwards Magic Theatre were a completely unique group who had the extra benefit of strong early support from legendary BBC DJ John Peel, who produced the album for his own Dandelion label! There's a sound here that's eerie and almost ancient at times – that post-hippie sensitivity to the past, often expressed here with folksy instrumentation and poetic themes, but never in a mode that's too dippy or silly. At some level, a few of these tunes have the same fragile folksy mode as the Bridget St John records on Dandelion – but overall, the sound is much looser, freer, and more collaborative. Titles include "Enigmatic Insomniac Machine", "Third Sonnet To Sundry Notes Of Music", "To A Broken Guitar", and "Death of Don Quixote". Next is The Asmoto Running Band – the second album from Principal Edwards Magic Theatre – and arguably even better than the first, thanks to some really focused production from Nick Mason! The sound here has more of the building elements of psychedelia you'd expect from Mason's history with Pink Floyd – and a bit less of the flowery looseness of Principal Edwards' debut – and the new focus is a really welcome addition, as it helps the group find a new level of power in their music they might never have attained! There's still plenty of folksy instrumentation and trippy themes in the tunes – but the guitars are more electric, the studio tricks more dynamic, and the overall record is a much more pleasing bit of ear candy that stands up well to the test of time. Titles include "Freef", "Total Glycerol Esther", "Mc Alpine's Dream", and "Asmoto Running Band". CD 3 features a huge amount of unreleased material – including some BBC Top Gear sessions, some Live At Hampstead tracks, and demos – plus the bonus tracks "Lament For The Earth" and "Ballad Of The Big Girl Now & The Mere Boy". CD

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ MC ShanDown By Law (expanded 2CD version) ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1987. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of the benchmark LPs of battle ready rhymes and block rockin' Cold Chillin' beats – MC Shan's Down By Law, produced by the Marley Marl – in a deluxe 2CD version packed with rare 12" versions that appear on CD for the first time ever! Down By Law was the first of Shan's solid trio of LPs for Cold Chillin', uncommonly blunt in both the storytelling and rhyme schemes. A long slept on gem! Original LP tracks include the classic "Bridge", plus "Down By Law", "Left Me-Lonely", "MC Space" "Living In The World Of Hip Hop", "Another One To Get Jealous Of" and "Kill That Noise". Disc 1 also includes the previously unreleased tracks "Kill That Noise/Down By Law" (Live on WERS), "Live Routine" (broadcast) feat Biz Markie, Marley Marl Scratch demos and more! Disc 2 features a bunch of great 12" mixes of Down By Law tracks and classic MC Shan singles on CD for the first time ever: "Marley Marl Scratch" (original 12" version), "He Cuts So Fresh" (original 12" version), "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing" (original 12" version), "Cocaine" (original 12" version) and (original 12" live version), "Beat Biter (original 12" extended version), "Dub Biter", "Dub By Law" and more. Comes with a well done, 24-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and reminiscences by Mr Magic and others! CD
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Niney & FriendsBlood & Fire – Hit Sounds From The Observer Station 1970 to 1978 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
50 heavy cuts of pure niceness from Niney the Observer! Like Lee Perry and Bunny Lee, Niney Holness had the magic touch for coming up with enduring roots reggae and delivering timeless classics from the producer's chair, as this burning 2 disc set covering a nice swath of the man's career shows. You get all flavors of roots here, whether it's sweet vocal numbers, deep dubs and versions or mad dee jay toasting. The set starts out with Niney's signature cut, "Blood & Fire" and it doesn't let up from there. Also includes "Mr Brown Coffin" by Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy, "Rasta Band Wagon" by Max Romeo, "When Jah Speak" by Murt, Turt & Purt, "Message To The Ungodly" and "Rasta No Pick Pocket" by Niney, "Westbound Train" and "Cassandra" by Dennis Brown, "Bring The Couchie Come" by the Reggae Crusaders, "Leggo The Wrong" by Astley Bennett, "I Man A African" by the Sons Of Selassie, "Half Way Up The Stairs" by Delroy Wilson, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Clap The Barber" by Michael Rose, "Dub Roots Of David" by King Tubby's & the Observer, "Flat Foot Hustling" and "Nebuchadnezzar" by Dillinger, "I Heart Is Clean" by Cornell Campbell, "Slave Master" by Gregory Isaacs, "Mr Do Over Man Song" by The Heptones and "Lovers Rock, Ja Style" by Freddie McGregor. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookMarching Song Volumes 1 & 2 (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Turbo (UK), 1969. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The brilliant third album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in Mike's later years, and played by a core group of British avant soloists with searing intensity! You've never heard large group scoring like this – bold, ambitious, and quite different than most of what's come before. And although the whole thing sounds as if it's going to fall apart at any moment, it always snaps back into a sharp focus just in the nick of time – with brilliant results that bring the same sense of surprise that you might get from, say, a classic album from Charles Mingus or Archie Shepp! Players include Kenny Wheeler and Henry Lowther on trumpets, Mike Gibbs and Paul Rutherford on trombones, John Surman on baritone and soprano sax, Mike Osborne on alto and clarinet, Alan Skidmore on tenor and flute, Brian Smith on tenor, and Harry Miller and Barre Phillips on bass. This set features both volumes of the recording – with titles that include "Landscape", "Hooray", "Other World", "Marching Song", "Transition", "Rosie", "Tension", "Ballad", "Conflict", and "Requiem". Great 3CD set features a full bonus disc of rare material – including the 7" single of "Original Peter" and "Magic Garden" – 1970 recordings of "But It Must Get Better & It Will Get Better" and "When Young" by The Mike Westbrook Quartet, and a 1966 recording of "Marching Song" by the Mike Westbrook Sextet – the last three of which have never been released! CD

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock Band/IceAfro Funk Explosion – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band Vs Ice ... CD
Manifesto, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight (2CD Legacy edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space, and almost a bridge between older Miles modes, and the genius to come. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". The first disc also features 4 bonus tracks too – "Sweet Sue", "Little Melonae", "Budo", and "Two Bass Hit". The second disc are live recordings from '55 and '56. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Round About Midnight ... LP 19.99
 
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James White & The BlacksSax Maniac ... LP
Animal, 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
It's the early 80s and James Chance is still at it, peddling a no wave post punk groove that hews a little closer to the rhythmic side of things, but still with a refreshingly abrasive approach. Not as overtly funky as the Kid Creole remixes that ended up on the Ze 12"s, but still with a nice groove underneath the clamor that's keeping you awake. 7 tracks: "Irresistible Impulse", "That Old Black Magic", "Disco Jaded", "Money To Burn", "Sax Maniac", "Sax Machine" and "The Twitch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes newspaper clippings.)

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✨✧ Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 ... LP
RCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Did August Darnell ever stop working in the late 70s? He had Kid Creole, Dr Buzzard's Savannah Band, Don Armando, Elbow Bones, Cristina, and countless other projects all getting his magical retro disco touch – including Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9, a group who only recorded one album, but who have a sound that's prime Darnell all the way. Take the Kid Creole groove, and mix it up with a bit more Latin and exotic influences, and you're pretty close to the sound of Gichy Dan. Darnell wrote and produced, and played with the group – and the overall feel isn't as disco as other projects – in a good way. Titles include "Splendor In The Grass", "Laissez Faire", "Young Hearts", "Lady From The Caribbean", and "Winter On Riverside Drive". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Laura NyroLittle Magic A Little Kindness – The Complete Mono Albums Collection (More Than A New Discovery/Eli & The Thirteenth Confession/bonus track ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two full early albums from Laura Nyro – both presented here in their rare mono mixes, with bonus tracks too! First up is More Than A New Discovery – Laura Nyro's first album ever! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". Eli & The Thirteenth Confession is groundbreaking work from Laura Nyro – exactly the kind of record that sums up the unique genius in her music! The record's not folk, not pop, not soul, nor jazz vocals – but a new sort of style that draws a bit from all those genres, and comes up with a bold new approach that opened the door for countless other female singers in years to come. Despite the fame of the record, and many attempts to copy its genius over the years, Nyro is completely without cliche here – unique in her approach and presentation of the material, and as personally possessed as she is fragile and introspective. Arrangements are by Charlie Calello, and really get the spirit of the tunes right – and titles include "Luckie", "Lonely Women", "Emmie", "Timer", "Eli's Comin", "December's Boudouir", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Woman's Blues", and "Once It Was Alright Now". Bonus tracks include "Stone End (single version with alt lyrics)", "Eli's Comin (single version)", and "Save The Country (single version)". CD

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Blue MagicBlue Magic/Magic Of The Blue ... CD
Atco/Playback, 1974. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A pair of classics from Blue Magic – brought together in a single set! First up is the self-titled Blue Magic – the start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman Harris, who makes the vocals sound equally great on mellow tracks and uptempo numbers – setting a new Philly standard with the album, and one that few other groups could match so well! Every piece of the core 70s Philly harmony sound is in place here – from the near-perfect (but wonderfully human) vocals of the group, to the full yet subtle backings by Sigma players who include Vince Montana, Earl Young, Bobby Eli, and Harris himself – and if you've ever needed a record to prove the genius of the east coast harmony sound, this may well be it! Titles include "Look Me Up", "What's Come Over Me", "Tear It Down", "Sideshow", "Stop To Start", "Welcome To The Club", and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely". Magic Of The Blue is pure east coast magic all the way through! The group still manage to keep the fragile quality that made their first work so great, but they've also got a wonderfully confident approach too – using arrangements from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana to soar with a Philly proudness that's totally great – never disco or club, but with a full, rich quality that's totally great. Tracks include their big hit "Three Ring Circus", a nice follow-up to the earlier "Sideshow", and other titles include "Let Me Be The One", "Looking For A Friend", "When Ya Coming Home", and "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye". CD

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... CD
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... $2.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Magic Touch ... LP 2.99

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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
Also available Magic Touch ... CD 2.99

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Mr Magic & Pookie BlowEarth Break (voc, inst, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 1983. Very Good (pic cover, reissue)... $4.99
Stones Throw's mission to resurrect the legacy of the early daze of Connecticut hip hop continues with this reissue from Mr. Magic & Pookie Blow! Mr. Magic was a DJ on the late 70s/early 80s scene with a massive appetite for loops and breakbeats that eventually got him noticed by and signed to Peter Brown's Heavenly Star Records, before Magic start self-releasing limited runs of his own work, which are needless to say long gone and rare. "Earth Break" has exactly the sort of first school post disco party groove that's guaranteed to rock the house with that mad Sugarhill/Enjoy type vibe that's finally getting some dap! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Malvina ReynoldsLittle Boxes & Magic Pennies – An Anthology Of Children's Songs 1960 to 1977 ... CD
Iron Mountain Analog Research/Omni (Australia), 1960/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A long-overdue collection of the really special, really unusual songs written and sung by Malvina Reynolds – one of the strangest talents to emerge from the 60s, partly because her age was in the same range as the decade! Reynolds had long been a force on the political left on the west coast scene – but it wasn't until later in life that she started writing songs – and did a surprisingly great job, thanks to a pointed wit, and a no-nonsense approach that often made her songs as sweet as they were biting! Even when serving up songs for kids, as she does here, there's kind of a darker vision behind the music – one that seeks to open minds as much as charm them. Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and others recorded her music – but nobody sings it better than Malvina herself – as you'll hear on this collection of tracks that mostly includes early 70s sides for the Century City, Pacific Cascade, and Cassandra labels – as well as tracks from her 1960 "discovery" album on Folkways. Titles include the classic "Little Boxes" – used famously on the show Weeds – plus "Artichokes", "The Pets", "Morningtown Ride", "Sweet Stuff", "Little Birds", "Magical Food", "The Whale", "Turn Around", "Never Touch A Singing Bird", "My Street", "I Live In A City", "One Shoe", "Funny Big Basin", "Black Horse", "Don't Push Me", and "It's Up To You". CD

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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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✨✧ One Line BandYellow Magic ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little fusion combo from the Japanese scene of the 70s – one of those unique groups that manage to hit a sound that's equally appealing from an American soul perspective too! The cream of the crop of the overseas fusion players were often leaning heavily on American R&B at the time – creating a wonderful blend, ala The Crusaders, in which jazz solos soar out from some warmer soulful grooves – which they do beautifully on this set! The track's got some wickedly tight arrangements, and lyrics that are used to spice up the tunes next to riffing guitars and sweet keyboards – never overwhelming, but blending with the jazzy instrumentation in a really great way. A few other groups of this scene had a bigger global crossover impact, but that's also what makes One Line Band such a great discovery – especially on some of the tunes that feature Japanese lyrics, instead of English. Titles include "Cold Wind", "In The Movement", "You're The Only One", and "Mr M". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedMagic Voices – 7CD Box Set ... CD
MPS/Motor (Germany), Early 70s. Used 7CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
For completists only! We always knew the folks at Motor Music were mad, but never this mad. Yet only beautiful madness could have led them to put out this insanely over-stuffed set of the complete works of one of the spookiest vocal groups of all time. Led by Gene Puerling of the Hi-Los, and recorded by the studio genius of MPS, the Singers Unlimited were a memorable group who managed to bring together jazz, easy listening, pop sounds, and even a bit of TV-jingle technique, in order to form a unique blend of harmony vocals that sounds like nothing else in the planet. Some of the stuff is cheesy, sure, but lots of it will blow your mind if you go in for the vocal group sound (as we do!) This set's got a massive 14 albums on 7 CDs, and it's packaged with a lavish booklet full of information, discographies, and essays on the band. We can't recommend this for everyone, but it's a stunning batch of material. And even though you do see some of their albums cheaply in the used record bins, this set contains a lot of stuff that you can never ever find. And as an additional bonus, the group is backed by folks like Clare Fischer, Art Van Damme, Oscar Peterson, Pat Williams, and others – and they also sing completely a cappella on 3 full albums! Wild. CD
(Out of print. Box has a very slightly bumped corner, but is otherwise in great shape.)

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiLady Lucifera (Polvos Magicos) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Disco Vol 1 – Original 12 Inch & Exlcusive DJ Re-edits – Compiled By Joey Negro & Sean P ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of soulful disco – a set curated by legendary DJs/groove junkies Joey Negro and Sean P! Joey and Sean previously served as the architects of BBE's stellar Disco Spectrum series – and they've brought their A-game over to Z Records from what we can only hope will be another long-living series! The set skews to the obscure numbers – applying the disco tag liberally, really focusing on tight, punchy string-laden soul numbers – mostly from the tail end of the 70s and even spilling into the early 80s for a few numbers! It's that incredible period with Curtom and Stax influenced soul, funky drums and percussion, groovy early fusion, first school hip hop and the deeper dance music of the era melded into pure magic! Titles include "Gotta Keep On Trying (Joey Negro re-edit)" by Tenderness, "The Fox (Joey Negro re-edit) " by Disco Fox, "Happy" by Sandi Havens, "Love Message" by Sargeant & Malone, "That's Hot (Joey Negro re-edit)" by Jesse G, "Party Hardy (Joey Negro re-edit)" by Velvet Hammer, "Closer To The Feeling" by Zebra, "Jealousy" by Natural Order, "We Have All the Time" by Milton Hamilton, and "Trying To Get Over" by The Sparkles. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Tom BrowneBrother Brother – The GRP/Arista Collection ... CD
GRP/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Soaring sounds from trumpeter Tom Browne – a younger player who really took the torch, and opened up a new path forward from early 70s electric funk experiments by artists like Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard! With work on this set, Browne is clearly the heir apparent to the CTI sound of Hubbard, or the Larry Mizell work at Blue Note by Byrd – and finds a perfect space between jazz and soul throughout – using his horn on grooves that start out in familiar jazz funk and fusion modes, then move into some great 80s groove and old school styles too. 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – including a few mixes from singles – and titles include "Magic (12" mix)", "Throw Down", "Funkin For Jamaica", "I Never Was A Cowboy", "Brother Brother", "Her Silent Smile", "Cruisin", "Rockin Radio", "Mr Business", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Charisma", "Bye Gones (ext rmx)", "Can't Give It Away", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Hit Man", "Secret Fantasy (ext)", "Fungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscolypso", "Midnight Interlude", "Angeline", and "Tighs High". CD

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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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✨✧ GundellaHour Of The Witch ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the creepiest albums we've ever heard – vintage recordings of Gundella, a Detroit-based, self-proclaimed witch – and one who actually received quite a bit of notoriety back in the day! Gundella's voice is very down to earth – she sounds as she looks on the cover, maybe like someone's distant great aunt – but she's also got this complete confidence in her words, and speaks them without any sense of pretense or "acting" at all – which brings a very chilling vibe to the album, as she talks openly and frankly about casting spells and performing magic – as well as her role as a modern-day witch! Backing is mostly by moody organ, performed in haunting swirls – almost like Korla Pandit – and the set may well be of a spooky classic than the Seduction Through Witchcraft album by Louise Huebner. Titles include "Gundella Tells You How To Cast A Spell", "Spell To Make A Woman Love You", "The Seven Knob Candle", "Spell To Make A Man Love You", and "Spell To Discourage An Unwanted Suitor". Sounds like she's got all the bases covered! CD
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Also available Hour Of The Witch (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ GundellaHour Of The Witch (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the creepiest albums we've ever heard – vintage recordings of Gundella, a Detroit-based, self-proclaimed witch – and one who actually received quite a bit of notoriety back in the day! Gundella's voice is very down to earth – she sounds as she looks on the cover, maybe like someone's distant great aunt – but she's also got this complete confidence in her words, and speaks them without any sense of pretense or "acting" at all – which brings a very chilling vibe to the album, as she talks openly and frankly about casting spells and performing magic – as well as her role as a modern-day witch! Backing is mostly by moody organ, performed in haunting swirls – almost like Korla Pandit – and the set may well be of a spooky classic than the Seduction Through Witchcraft album by Louise Huebner. Titles include "Gundella Tells You How To Cast A Spell", "Spell To Make A Woman Love You", "The Seven Knob Candle", "Spell To Make A Man Love You", and "Spell To Discourage An Unwanted Suitor". Sounds like she's got all the bases covered! LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Hour Of The Witch ... CD 13.99

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Eddie KendricksSomething More (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A stunner of a solo album from Eddie Kendricks – a set that has the singer stepping quite far from Motown, and working with east coast indie soul wizard Patrick Adams – a genius on both the albums groovers and ballads! Despite the late 70s date of the record, the vibe here is more like that sort of magic that Adams made during the earliest years of disco – similar to his best work with Black Ivory – as he really allows Eddie to sound heartbreakingly personal, even when the instrumentation is tight – maybe making for the best showcase his vocals had in years, and reminding us how great he can be when he's in the right setting. Things are never too smooth, and the balance of the album is perfect – on titles that include "I Just Want To Be The Only One In Your Life", "I Never Used To Dance", "Pleasure Man", "Your Love Has Been So Good To Me", and "I Can't Let You Walk Away". CD features bonus tracks – 7" single versions of "I Just Want To Be The Only One In Your Life", "I Never Used To Dance", "Your Love Has Been So Good To Me", and "I Can't Let You Walk Away". CD

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Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World/Believe ... CD
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A pair of gems from this great 70s funk ensemble! The group may be named Mass Production, but on Welcome To Our World, their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk grooves of the time! Mass Production draw a bit from an Earth Wind & Fire tradition – especially some spiritual undercurrents to hold themselves together – but they've also got some of the fuller funk elements of the best dancefloor combos of the time – like Fatback, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun – all of whom would be a great comparison with this smoking debut. The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and never dips into any disco cliches at all – and at times, the guitars alone leave us breathless – as they chug forcefully over the rhythms, and really propel the tunes into the skies. Two of the best groovers include "I Like To Dance" and "Fun In The Sun" – and other titles include "Magic", "Wine-flow Disco", "Our Thought (To The World)", and "Just A Song". Believe is a massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory that rivals the tightness of other big funk groups, like Brass Construction or T-Connection – but with some occasional deeper soul sides that show up nicely on the slower cuts. Titles include the sweet moogy number "Cosmic Lust", which we really love – plus "Free & Happy", "I Believe In Music", "We Love You", "Superlative" and "People Get Up". CD
 
 
 



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