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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 ... $16.99
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 ... $19.99
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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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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✨✧ VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 6 ... LP
Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential breaks from the early years of hip hop – volume 6 in the now-legendary Ultimate Breaks series! This one has the light blue cover, and the tracks here are all great – and include "Sing A Simple Song" by Please, "2001" by Cecil Holmes & The Black Motion Picture Experience, "Cold Sweat" by James Brown, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Band, "Son Of Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey, "Down On The Avenue" by Fat Larry's Band, and "I Like Funky Music" by Uncle Louie, with the first 6 featuring the now well known Ultimate B & B extended break edits! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have a name in marker.)

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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 ... $15.99
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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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
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Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Massively messed-up grooves – and a rare one-off collaboration between Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero – all artists we've come to love for their own funky music over the years! The sound here is as wild as you'd expect from the cover – a really trippy approach to funk – spun out with the same heavy grooves you'd get on some of Lee's funk sets for Ubiquity, mixed with the offbeat production modes that Money Mark brought to his early Mo Wax recordings! There's a definite dose of psych on most tracks – showing the increasing influence from this end of the spectrum on 21st Century beatheads – and the fuzzier edges make for a nice change amidst Lee's usually cleaner grooves. Some vocals appear on the album, but often buried down deeply in the instrumental mix – leaving most of the album's charm to come from fuzzy guitar, trippy keyboards, and heavy beats! Titles include "Dime Bag Conspiracy", "Rainy Day Dog", "Astro Blue", "Disco Loco", "Ringa Ding Ding Ding", "LIVE", "Revenge Of The Fillet O Fish", and "Crazy Apartment". 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 (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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✨✧ Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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!)
Also available Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD 28.99

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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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✨✧ Isley BrothersGroove With You – Live (aka Wild In Woodstock) (180 gram blue & gold colored vinyl) ... LP
Legacy/Epic, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The first-ever official release of this obscure live moment from The Isley Brothers – a set that's also known as Wild In Woodstock, and which was recorded by the group live in a special studio setting! The vibe here is great – different than the bigger arena live Isleys of the 70s, and with this cool, compressed sound to the whole thing – even though the overall performance is definitely quite live and spontaneous! The sound is wonderful – about as clear a picture of this legendary lineup as you could hope to get – as they work some very special magic on cuts that include "That Lady", "Take Me To The Next Phase", "Fight The Power", "It's A Disco Night", "Livin In The Life/Go for Your Guns", "Don't Say Goodnight", "Here We Go Again", "Voyage To Atlantis", and a hip medley of "Hello It's Me/Footsteps In The Dark/For The Love Of You". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Harold LandPeace-Maker ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good- ... $49.99
A fantastically beautiful record that stands as the first meeting between Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land – an album that's possibly even better than the more famous Blue Note work by the pair! This is one of those "once in a lifetime" jazz sessions – filled with magical interplay that's made the record a favorite with collectors for years, and done with a sound that's as lyrically graceful as it is soulful and righteous! Hutcherson's vibes are at their warmest 60s mode, but still have some of the angularity of his more modern sides for Blue Note – but Land is the real discovery here – as he steps out with a fluidity that surpasses any of his earlier hardbop albums, a flowing exploratory style expressed on both flute and tenor – with a mode that's years ahead of its time, and sounds a lot more like work on labels like Strata East or Muse from the 70s. Tracks are nearly all originals by Land, and are the kind of thoughtful jazz compositions that show up on a rare few records from the 60s – all of them are great, and sparkle with creativity and a subdued sense of righteousness. Titles include "One For Nini", "Angel Dance", "The Peace Maker", "40 Love", "Stylin", and "The Aquarian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo promo. Cover has some wear & minor staining.)

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✨✧ Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The group may be named Mass Production, but 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Midnight RhythmMidnight Rhythm ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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. Very Good- ... $49.99
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
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove, matrix ending in 1S/1S! Cover has a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam ButeraCapitol Recordings (8CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CDs ... Just Sold Out!
All of Prima's sides for Capitol from the late 50s and early 60s, plus wife and colleague Keely Smith and band leader Sam Butera's solo work from the era in an incredible 8 CD box! We often think of Louis as kinda of a loungey, Vegas cool cat, but what is so awesome about the material you'll find here is how furiously manic so much of it is. The first 3 discs document Prima at his wild, hard-swinging studio best – and could give Tito Puente a run for his money in the sweaty big-beat department! Tracks include "Buona Sera", "Just A Gigolo/I A'int Got Nobody ", "Jump, Jive, And Wail", "The Closer To The Bone", "Pennies From Heaven", "Pump Song", "Fee Fio Foo", "Lazy River", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and tons more. Discs 4 covers live sets at the Harrah's Club and the Sahara, and includes "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "A Foggy Day", "Robin Hood", "Judy", and "Greenback Dollar Bill". Discs 5 & 6 cover Keely's sweeter but nearly as great sides, with Nelson Riddle and others, and tracks include "I Wish You Love", "It's Magic", and "Nothing In Common" and "How Are Ya' Fixed For Love?" with Frank Sinatra. Finally, Sam Butera's solo work is collected on the last 2 discs, returning things to Prima-style rockin' jazz, and including "Bim Bam", "Twinkle In Your Eye", "Bugs", "Tennessee Waltz", "Better Twist Now Baby", and "I'll Feel Good All Over". Great stuff from one of the tightest working units from the era, and a real treat to have in one place! CD

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Deniece WilliamsWhen Love Comes Calling (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal set in the career of Deniece Williams – a set that really helped her find the voice she'd use more strongly in the 80s, but one that still holds onto all the best strongly soul styles of her earlier work! There's a catchy bounce here that's quite compelling – but the overall quality isn't nearly as commercial as Williams' later hits – and the balance makes the record a hip batch of sophisticated soul tracks that show Deniece really growing up from her little girl sound of the Deniece Chandler years in Chicago. Production is by Ray Parker and David Foster – and titles include "Why Can't We Fall In Love", "Like Magic", "I Found Love", "Turn Around", "I've Got The Next Dance", and "Touch Me Again". CD includes 3 bonus mixes: "I've Got The Next Dance (Single Mix)", "I Found Love (12" Disco Mix)" and "I've Got The Next Dance (12" Disco Mix)". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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VariousBBC Late Junction Sessions – Unpopular Music (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Even after all these years, the BBC is still a magical place of experimentation and new discovery – as you'll hear in this special release of recordings from the Late Junction programme on Radio 3! The show strives to bring together artists with different backgrounds – and gives them the space and resources to create new music together – sounds that span scenes and styles, while crossing music and national borders – in collaborations that are as breathtaking as they are beautiful! The album opens up with plenty of surprises – and titles include "People Folk" by Tinariwen and Tunng, "Citius Altius" by Simon Fisher Turner and Martin Baker, "Where The Heart Is" by Kate Tempest and Elysian String Quartet, "Piece No 5" by John Paul Jones and Erland Dahlen, "Drilling An Ocean For You" by AGF and Gudrun Gut, "Greenwich Pier" by Ana Silvera and Maya Youssef, and "Talibe" by Diabel Cisscokho, Dadialy Koyate, and Finn Peters. LP, Vinyl record album
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