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Carlos MalcolmBustin Outta The Ghetto ... CD
AJP/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Funky madness – and one of the greatest funky instrumental albums ever! This one's so rare that only a few funk collectors have it in their collection – but it's a totally massive bit of funk that's way more than just plain "rare" (which can sometimes also mean snoozy for collectors!) Malcolm's a funky bandleader from Kingston, Jamaica – and he's got an approach that's solidly rooted in American funk, but which also has slight (very slight) touches of Carribean rhythms. The record's not really reggae or rocksteady, but it's got a messed up groove that works perfectly – as the sharp funky instrumental tunes crack out with these odd jagged edges, or weirdly paced rhythms that make them even more compelling. A wonderful record, and way past the usual funky instrumental album. Just about every cut is excellent – and titles include "Bustin Outta The Ghetto", "Funky Junction", "Move With The Beat", "Track Full Of Soul", "Pound For Pound", and "Rockin In My Pocket". CD

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Malcolm & MartinDJ Revolution Presents: Malcolm & Martin – Life Doesn't Frighten Me ... CD
Soulspazm, 2011. Used ... $3.99
The full length debut from Malcolm & Martin on Soulspazm. Tracks include "Welcome To The Movement", "Bamboozled", "Lunchtyme Cyphers" feat Versatile, "Sista Bigg Butt" feat Mike Anthony, "Win Or Lose", "Black Coffee", "Hustle", "Against The Wall", "Thank God", "Do It Again (Red's Groove)" and more. CD

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✨✧ Malcolm X College Jazz EnsembleLive – Collegiate Jazz Festival ... LP
Malcolm X, 1972. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An excellent obscure album of young, undiscovered and lesser-known Chicago jazz players from the early 70s – like Charles Williamson, Sonny Seals, Tyrone Taylor, and Jodie Christian – all of whom play very nicely, and lay down some hard funky big band stuff. There's 4 nice extended tracks, and the record features two great funky numbers – "Hush" and "Music For Gong Gong", plus 2 ballads "Misty" and "Lover Man". Very nice grooves, and the kind of record we love to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Maurice/Loeillet/Rodgriguez/StevensTableaux De Provence/Sonata Op 4 No 11/Sonata In One Movement/Dittico – Harvey Pittel/Ralph Grierson/Malcolm Hamilton/Robert Adcock ... LP
Crystal, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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✨✧ Archie SheppPoem For Malcolm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Beautiful work from Archie Shepp – a record that's filled with meaning and power, and which really stands out as a freer expression of his ideals while working on the European scene! The players here are an array of other BYG/Actuel luminaries – including Burton Green on piano, Grachan Moncur on trombone, Malachi Favors and Alan Silva on bass, and Philly Joe Jones and Claude Delcloo on drums. Hank Mobley makes a surprising appearance on a version of "Oleo" – joining Shepp's tenor after the first half of the track, which is titled "Rain Forrest". That side-long track is complemented by another long number on the flip – "Mamarose/Poem For Malcolm" – a very spiritual track with some nice vocalizations too. LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleMalcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) ... LP
Zulu/Katalyst/Tizona, 1968. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
A brilliant tribute to the late Malcolm X – served up by Chicago's legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble! The record's got an even farther-reaching sound than the group's self-titled effort – a flowing style that unfolds as their tribute to Malcolm rolls on – starting spare and earthy at first, then picking up a fuller, prouder, much more righteous groove as things really get going! As before, there's plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom of most tracks – topped by complicated horn passages that often verge on the exotic – and which have a tremendously captivating sound. The ensemble's led by the great Phil Cohran, who played with Sun Ra for a bit, and also plays cornet on the record – the rest of the group includes Charles Williams, Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Pete Cosey, Henry Gibson, Willie Woods, and Aaron Dodd – a lineup of players who also worked with Sun Ra, The Pharoahs, and Earth Wind & Fire! The LP's a suite of 4 tracks dedicated to Malcolm X, each capturing a period of his life, "Malcolm Little", "Detroit Red", "Malcolm X", and "El Hajj Malik El Shabazz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleMalcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant tribute to the late Malcolm X – served up by Chicago's legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble! The record's got an even farther-reaching sound than the group's self-titled effort – a flowing style that unfolds as their tribute to Malcolm rolls on – starting spare and earthy at first, then picking up a fuller, prouder, much more righteous groove as things really get going! As before, there's plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom of most tracks – topped by complicated horn passages that often verge on the exotic – and which have a tremendously captivating sound. The ensemble's led by the great Phil Cohran, who played with Sun Ra for a bit, and also plays cornet on the record – the rest of the group includes Charles Williams, Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Pete Cosey, Henry Gibson, Willie Woods, and Aaron Dodd – a lineup of players who also worked with Sun Ra, The Pharoahs, and Earth Wind & Fire! The LP's a suite of 4 tracks dedicated to Malcolm X, each capturing a period of his life, "Malcolm Little", "Detroit Red", "Malcolm X", and "El Hajj Malik El Shabazz". CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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✨✧ Malcolm Lockyer/ Bill McGuffieDr Who & The Daleks/1966 Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (2LP 180 gram flame colored vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Silva Screen, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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(Numbered, limited edition of 1500!)

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✨✧ Malcolm XBy Any Means Necessary ... LP
Douglas, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Probably one of the best Malcolm X releases ever, due in large part to respectful production by Alan Douglas. The record features a number of short excerpts from famous speeches, all identified by the famous quotes that come from them. Words of wisdom include "The House Negro/The Field Negro", "By Any Means Necessary", "Our African Identity", "Guerrilla Warfare", "The American Nightmare", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, some creases, and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppPoem For Malcolm ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from Archie Shepp – a record that's filled with meaning and power, and which really stands out as a freer expression of his ideals while working on the European scene! The players here are an array of other BYG/Actuel luminaries – including Burton Green on piano, Grachan Moncur on trombone, Malachi Favors and Alan Silva on bass, and Philly Joe Jones and Claude Delcloo on drums. Hank Mobley makes a surprising appearance on a version of "Oleo" – joining Shepp's tenor after the first half of the track, which is titled "Rain Forrest". That side-long track is complemented by another long number on the flip – "Mamarose/Poem For Malcolm" – a very spiritual track with some nice vocalizations too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Poem For Malcolm (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Malcolm X & OthersMalcolm X – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record that's not only an excellent soundtrack – it's also one of the best-ever Malcolm X records you can find! The record brings together tracks from the 1972 film on Malcolm's life – and it combines fantastic original speeches, like "N_ggers", "American Nightmare", "Africa", and "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?" – but also includes snippets of music and knowledge from the Last Poets, Billie Holiday, James Earl Jones, Ossie Davis, Betty Shabazz, and others. A beautiful sound collage, and a fitting tribute! LP, Vinyl record album

 
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✨✧ Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis Brown ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, and the transformation is noteworthy. Brown's vocals pair wonderfully with Gibbs' heavy roots rhythms for a combination that's among either man's finest work! 10 excellent tracks in all, including "Deliverance Will Come", "Love Me Always", "Concrete Castle King", "Malcolm X", "Repatriation", "Milk & Honey" and "Stay At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy CampbellEthnic Stew & Brew ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Featuring Campbell's Pyramid Trio group, with Wuilliam Parker and Hamid Drake. 7 numbers in all, including "Tazz's Dilema", 'Malcolm, Martin & Mandela", "Imhotep", 'Impressions Of Yokahama", "Ethnic Stew & Brew", "Heavenly Ascending" and "Amadou Diallo". CD
(Out of print.)

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CanMonster Movie (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 20.98
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark of the Can sound! This is the original line up with vocalist Malcolm Mooney, bassist Holger Czukay, guitarist Michael Karoli, organist Irmin Schmidt, and drummer Jacki Liebezeit – doing their inimitable, revolutionary thing over 4 long tracks. A cathartic, synapse firing masterpiece – and cheaper than hypnosis! Tracks include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary, Mary, So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side long "You Doo Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleSpanish Suite ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
Great lost work from the legendary Phil Cohran and his Artistic Heritage Ensemble – a composition that was recorded during the group's late 60s years on the Chicago scene – but which has never been released until now! The album stands beautifully alongside the group's self-titled classic and their tribute to Malcolm X – and like those amazing records, this one has a feel that's all its own – an exploration of Moorish elements in Spanish culture – which comes off as a Latin-inflected sound with African roots! The lineup here is similar to other Cohran classics – Donald Myrick on baritone sax, Charles James Williams on alto, Eugene Easton on tenor, Charles Handy on trumpet, Willie Woods on trombone, Aaron Dodd on tuba, Pete Cosey on guitar, Henry Gibson on congas, and Louis Satterfield on bass – a mix of musicians that includes members with Sun Ra and Earth Wind & Fire listed in their resumes! Cohran's vision in the suite is wonderful – and the music has all the depth and righteous energy of his self-titled record, but a bit more Latin fire too – a beautiful blend that really makes us appreciate his genius even more than before, and which finally gives us another record of his to love after all these years. CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label as a handful of funky 45s – but the style is surprisingly spacious, and shows a strong sense of musicianship from the members of the group – so much so that they seem equally comfortable and right on top of their game, no matter what direction they choose to take! And don't think that this multi-style description means that these guys are too all over the map, because there's a really unified sense of soul that holds the whole thing together – so that when they get a bit rootsy, the result is country soul – or when they get a bit trippy, they hit some Funkadelic-styled sounds. The collection includes great notes on the setting that produced these tracks – penned by Egon, who put the set together with help from Malcolm Catto, DJ Shadow, and others. Titles include "Don't Let Him Take Away Your Mind", "Strange Things", "Heaven & Earth", "Take Time", "We Got Love", "Waterloo At Watergate", "Why Don't You Trust In Me", "Cruising Central Ave", "The Dead Don't Die Alive", and "You're My Precious Someone". CD

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Jimmy McGriffSomething To Listen To ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An obscure little album by Jimmy – a real lost session that kind of fell between his Blue Note and Solid State years. The set's got Jimmy grooving in 2 different modes – one a more traditional soul jazz organ style, similar to other 60s work, but almost tighter; the other a freer, almost more modal groove, and quite different than his funkier work of the same time. Our favorite cut on here is the stellar "Deb Sambo", which has a nice Braziliany groove, and a good dancefloor groove. Other cuts include "Malcolm's Blues" and "Something To Listen To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and some discoloration on back.)

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Joe MorrisGraffiti In Two Parts ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 1985/2012. Used ... $14.99
A really noteworthy recording in the career of guitarist Joe Morris – not just because it's lain undiscovered for decades – but also because it features one of the few recorded performances of Lowell Davidson, who's also known for a famous 60s album on ESP! Davidson plays drums here, and the unusual "aluminum acoustic bass", not his usual piano – a shift that was made in order to find a way to resonate more strongly with Morris – who himself plays guitar and banjouke – in a quartet that also features Malcolm Goldstein on violin and Butch Morris on cornet! The work is almost more spacious than some of Morris' other recordings – especially those of the 90s onwards – partly because there's a lot of "room" in the recording, almost that loft jazz style that you'd hear on improv records of the 70s – really perfect for the odd array of percussion instruments that Davidson brings into his performance. The core of the record features "Graffitti (parts 1 & 2)" – plus the very short "Tag". CD

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2004. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A damn funky little album – and one of the best Stones Throw albums of the past 20 years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates – even some of the offbeat psych and rock that the label has reissued from around the globe! There's a wonderfully tripped-out sound to their work – taking the core instrumentation of funky drums, choppy guitars, smoking keyboards, and soulful sax – and pushing it out with a Stark Reality-ish vibe that really makes the group stand out from the rest of the deep funk underground! The album's a brilliant debut that we'll be digging for years – and it also feature appearances by Malcolm Catto, and members of Funk Inc, Poets Of Rhythm, and The LA Carnival! Titles include "Sticks & Stones", "Sucker Punch", "The Buzzard", "Double Dutch", "Wild Flowers", "Tall Dry Grass", "Fuzz & Them", and "The Shadows Of Leaves". Expanded version features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Raga Doll", "Afro Som", "Hurricane Malcolm", "Hello I'm Inside Out", "Sticks Dub", and "Attack Of The Killer Penguins". CD

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✨✧ Hal SingerBlues & News (with bonus track) ... CD
Futura (France), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The other great Hal Singer album from his years on the French scene – and a record that we'd say is even better than his legendary Paris Soul Food set! Although Singer is often most associated with an older style of swing-based jazz, he's working here in a loose, free mode that's got plenty of 70s soulful touches – often funky at the best moments, but even more importantly openly rhythmic – with a progressively soulful style that's really outta site! The group features Art Taylor on drums, plus an assortment of European players led by Siegried Kessler – who plays some great piano and flute on the album, and also handled the arrangements. The album features Singer's wonderful tune "Malcolm X" – the kind of a track that we'd rank right up there with some of the most righteous soul jazz groovers of the time. Other highlights include the modal "Pour Stephanie", the jagged "Blues For Hal", and the groovy "It's My Thing". CD also includes the bonus track "Lina". CD

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Tonto's Expanding Head BandTonto's Expanding Head Band ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An analogue electronic classic – a huge crossover record from the early 70s, done with a pulsating, progressive sound that's a bit like the best early work by Tangerine Dream – but a fair bit tighter! Malcolm Cecil composed and performed the set – and it's a keyboard-heavy album with all electronic sounds – floating, flowing, and growing together in a nicely rough-edged studio mode. There's lots of dark machine sounds, bubbly pulsing bits, and a cold pre-Kraftwerk approach – and titles include "Cybernaut", "Jetsex", "Timewhys", "Riversong", and "Aurora". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a promo sticker.)

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Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3CD set) ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3 CDs ... $20.99 25.98
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist Kamai Washington, who emerges here as a tremendous leader, a hell of a writer, and a rich jazz talent in every sense of the word – carefully steering a group of musicians through work that's searing, searching, and driven with a very cosmic vibe! Tunes are often modal, and never step too far outside, but always push the boundaries – and the instrumentation is a shifting mix of keyboards, piano, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, and percussion – plus some vocal performances from Dwight Trible and Patrice Quinn. You might know Kamasi from his work with Flying Lotus and Thundercat – the latter of whom plays bass on this set – but the album's very much his own, and very much jazz all the way through. The kind of record we're mighty proud to be offering – with tracks that include "Askim", "The Next Step", "Rhythm Changes", "Miss Understanding", "Leroy & Lanisha", "Re Run", "Seven Prayers", "Malcolm's Theme", and "The Message". CD
Also available Epic (3LP set) ... LP 37.99

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Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3LP set) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... $37.99 39.99
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist Kamai Washington, who emerges here as a tremendous leader, a hell of a writer, and a rich jazz talent in every sense of the word – carefully steering a group of musicians through work that's searing, searching, and driven with a very cosmic vibe! Tunes are often modal, and never step too far outside, but always push the boundaries – and the instrumentation is a shifting mix of keyboards, piano, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, and percussion – plus some vocal performances from Dwight Trible and Patrice Quinn. You might know Kamasi from his work with Flying Lotus and Thundercat – the latter of whom plays bass on this set – but the album's very much his own, and very much jazz all the way through. The kind of record we're mighty proud to be offering – with tracks that include "Askim", "The Next Step", "Rhythm Changes", "Miss Understanding", "Leroy & Lanisha", "Re Run", "Seven Prayers", "Malcolm's Theme", and "The Message". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 3LP edition, in a special box!)
Also available Epic (3CD set) ... CD 20.99

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VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that came out most strongly when the music was heavy in Afro-styled percussion, and when the lyrics offered up biting commentary on political and social issues! There's a quality to this music that prefaces later Caribbean styles – even the social sensibility of reggae – and ttracks here have a raw production style that gives the music a heck of a lot of power – a bit like pre-Castro Havana recordings, with a nice sense of darkness and echo – although the vocals are usually upfront in the mix, which allows for more concentration on the lyrics. Leave it to the folks at Soul Jazz to help us discover a genre we never thought we'd dig this strongly – a great package that features the tracks "Elena" by Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm, "Out De Fire" by Lord Flea & His Calypsonians, "The Bed Bug Song" by Brownie, "Man On The Moon" by Lord Cobra & Los Pana Afros, "Pussy Galore" by Young Growler, "Voodoo" by Cyril Diaz, "Love In The Cemetery" by Lord Kitchener, "Exchange No Robbery" by Mighty Dougla, and "People Will Talk" by King Fighter. CD
(Comes with a nice heavy book, too!)

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 26.99
The funky third volume of the Living In The Streets series – and easily the best in this great series – a really hard and heavy batch of rare funk tunes that pushes past the cliches of the title to come up with an all-solid batch of tracks that's sure to please any fan of deep funk. Loads of great little groovers from a range of different labels – organ jazz meets heavy soul vocals meets dancing bassline funk, hard drums, heavy riffing, and beyond – all wrapped up together with a sound that never lets up. Tracks include "Mary Jane" by Bobby Rush, "Bustin Outta The Ghetto" by Carlos Malcolm, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation, "Dance Girl" by The Mighty Tom Cats, "Peace Love Not War" by Johnny King with The Fatback Band, "The Truth Shall Make You Free" by King Hannibal, "I'm Wishin" by Lorez Alexandria, "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz, "Viva" by Jade, "Seeds Of Life" by East LA Car Pool, "Starvin" by Winfield Parker, and "He Called Me Baby" by Spanky Wilson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Essentials 1979 to 1991 – Vol 8 ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
Tommy Boy Records takes a new step into the hip hop archeology game with this series of essential hip hop hits – tracks ranging from late 70s bedrock slabs of essential old school to the 90s party movers – going well beyond Tommy Boy label staples to include pioneering tracks and hugely influential hits from across the hip hop spectrum! Features 12 tracks that include "Funk You Up" by The Sequence, "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash, "Gucci Time" by Schoolly D, "Colors" by Ice T, "Push It" by Salt N Pepa, "Gas Face" by 3rd Bass, "Slow Down" by Brand Nubian, "Mr Big Stuff" by Heavy D & The Boyz, "Check The Rhyme" by Tribe Called Quest, "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren, "Buddy" by De La Soul, and "If I Ruled The World" by Kurtis Blow. CD

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleSpanish Suite ... LP
Zulu/Tizona, 1968. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016
Great lost work from the legendary Phil Cohran and his Artistic Heritage Ensemble – a composition that was recorded during the group's late 60s years on the Chicago scene – but which has never been released until now! The album stands beautifully alongside the group's self-titled classic and their tribute to Malcolm X – and like those amazing records, this one has a feel that's all its own – an exploration of Moorish elements in Spanish culture – which comes off as a Latin-inflected sound with African roots! The lineup here is similar to other Cohran classics – Donald Myrick on baritone sax, Charles James Williams on alto, Eugene Easton on tenor, Charles Handy on trumpet, Willie Woods on trombone, Aaron Dodd on tuba, Pete Cosey on guitar, Henry Gibson on congas, and Louis Satterfield on bass – a mix of musicians that includes members with Sun Ra and Earth Wind & Fire listed in their resumes! Cohran's vision in the suite is wonderful – and the music has all the depth and righteous energy of his self-titled record, but a bit more Latin fire too – a beautiful blend that really makes us appreciate his genius even more than before, and which finally gives us another record of his to love after all these years. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spanish Suite ... CD 9.99

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John SurmanMorning Glory ... CD
Antilles/Fledgling (UK), 1973. New Copy ... About May 20, 2016
A seminal 70s session from British modernist John Surman – a record that exposed him to a much wider audience than the one he'd been getting in the avant jazz underground, and a record that's strongly build upon Surman's amazing ability to improvise in long, spiraling lines! The record features 4 long tracks played by a group that also includes Terje Rypdal, John Taylor, Malcolm Griffiths, and John Marshall – all playing loosely and sparely alongside Surman – in a way that's never too overindulgent or domineering. Titles include "Norwegian Soul – Septimus", "Hinc Illae Lacrimae – For Us All", and "Iron Man". CD

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Taj MahalBrothers ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter moments actually creep near or even cross over the line into kind of a fusiony soul feel, with the tightly thumping electric bass and rolling sax, but Taj keeps the overall vibe as uncommonly diverse as his other records for Columbia. Tracks include "Malcolm's Song", "David & Angela", "Night Rider", "Brother's Doin Time", "Free The Brothers", "Love Theme In The Key Of D", and "Funky Butt". CD

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✨✧ SteinskiNothing To Fear – A Rough Mix By Steinski ... CD
Steinski, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Steinski cuts a rough mix for the pros: 28 continuous cuts including "Swingset (10 beautiful girls mix)", "The Id (small world mix)", "By All Means Necessary (Malcolm & Bobby mix)", "I Like It Like That (Scratch It One Time mix)" "Country Grammar (hydro mix)", "Funk Construction (Prodigal Son mix)" and lots more. It's all in the title – it's a rougher set with the scratch & cut effects, bit not as dance club bubbly as other Steinski work. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy HarperLove On The Sudan ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Billy Harper – one of those rare Japanese-only sessions he cut in the 70s – really tremendous stuff that blows away most of his other (already excellent) work from other points around the globe! Billy's blowing some really mighty tenor here – at a level that makes him one of the most righteous, spiritual players of the 70s – a player we'd rank right up there with John Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders at their best, working here with a bold musical vision that's all his own! The long tracks really give Harper plenty of room to stretch out – and he never goes too far out, even with the freedom – hanging tight to some tremendous rhythms from Mickey Tucker on piano, Gregg Maker on bass, and Malcolm Pinson on drums – and getting great help from trumpeter Everett Hollins in the frontline. Titles include "Love On The Sudan", "Priestess", and "Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and insert. Cover has some discolored spots.)
 
 
 



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