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Alvin Cash & The RegistersTwine Time ... LP
Mar V Lus, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
The classic album of short funky Chicago soul dance tracks, recorded for Mar V Lus as the follow-up to Alvin's huge "Twine Time" single. Most of the cuts on here have the same sort of groove, and most of them were written by either Andre Williams or Monk Higgins, with the kind of hard soul approach they were taking at the time with Chicago soul. Tracks include "Burn Just A Hair", "Do It One More Time", "Barracuda", "Hawk Eye", and "Bump". A potentially great record that's marred only by the rough recording quality of the Mar V Lus studios – every copy we've come across has sounded somewhat distorted and dirty, regardless of how clean the vinyl is . LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: any sound quality issues are a result of poor master tapes, as noted above. Cover has some wear & aging, with a center split bottom seam.)
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FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters (3LP set) ... LP
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD 16.99

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Brass FeverBrass Fever ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Nice record by Brass Fever, and a one that was recorded before their more disco-y Time Is Running Out LP. The band includes a host of great horn players like George Bohannon, Jerome Richardson, Oscar Brashear, and John Handy – plus some good solos by Odell Brown on keyboards. Five long cuts, including covers of "Sunshine Superman" and "Lady Marmalade", plus the cuts "Djingi" and "Bach Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Al GreenLivin For You ... LP
Hi Records, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
Hard to go wrong with Al Green at this point – 1973, when the mighty one was at the height of his secular soul powers – and when the sweetly compressed production style of Willie Mitchell just couldn't miss! There's a homey, earthy feel to the record that's really great – a sound that kicks back and lets the soul flow magically – never forcing things at all, nor taking them into the sort of easy hit territory that would have been a temptation at this point. And if anything, the album's a wonderful exercise in understatement – the kind of gently flowing soul that Green virtually invented at the time, and which few other singers could hope to match! Titles include the excellent "Let's Get Married", plus "Livin For You", "Free At Last", "Home Again", "So Good To Be Here", and "Beware" – all original tracks written by Green! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Maria BethaniaMaria Bethania (1969) ... LP
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ... $48.99
Early work by Maria Bethania – recorded with a sound that's completely different than any of her later records – and pretty darn groovy, too! The backings here are by the combo of Luiz Carlos Vinhas – the pianist with Som Tres who was exploring a fair bit of rootsy and psychedelic influences in his own work. Here, Vinhas backs Maria with a really wonderful style that mixes heavy percussion with driving piano often set to modes that sway easily between jazzy and folkloric styles – and which often feature a fair bit of bossa influences as well. Bethania's vocals are still deeply rich, and somewhat emotive – but they adjust to this sort of setting with a lighter sense of the groove that we really really love. Titles include a wonderful version of Vinhas' great "Ye Me Le", plus Edu Lobo's "O Tempo E O Rio", and the tracks "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Dois De Fevereiro", "Preconceito", and "Andanca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original stereo pressing!)

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Maria BethaniaTalisma ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A laid back, pretty record from Maria Bethania. A lot of the tracks were written by Caetano Veloso and he and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance on the album. Tracks include "Vida Real", "Cansei De Ilusoes", "Pele", "Noite De Um Verao De Sonho", "Amo Tanto Viver", and "Talisma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out original insert with lyrics on one side and a poster of Bethania on the other. Cover has light wear.)

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Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A brilliant update of the older Blue Note All-Stars concept – a set that features a tremendous lineup of the contemporary talents who've helped shape the new sound of the label in recent years – including trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. The set's produced by Glasper, and has all the open, soulful currents of his own great records for the label – but also really draws a lot from the contributions of the other heavyweights too – as they work together on a se of mostly original tunes, all with shapes and sounds that you never would have expected on Blue Note in years past. We're huge fans of this direction of the label – and appreciate the way that they've found a way to keep things creatively soulful, but without rehashing the past or resorting to easy gimmicks. There's a depth here that would have made the old school proud – and titles include "Bayyinah", "Cycling Through Reality", "Witch Hunt", "Second Light", "Freedom Dance", and "Message Of Hope" – plus a few shorter tracks dedicated to Bruce Lundvall, the always-optimistic champion who headed the label in the years before his death. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Point Of View ... CD 13.99

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Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Fair ... $9.99
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that was way more than kiddie soul – a heartfelt, heartbreaking quality that was all adult, no matter how youthful the themes – and their vocals are a perfect contrast to the fuller arrangements from producers Clarence Johnson and Johnny Cameron. The set contains the group's classic "Love Jones", still one of the best fragile harmony tracks of the early 70s – plus loads of other great numbers like "I Owe You Love", "I'm A Loser", "Just A Little Bit", and a superb remake of "Summer Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(FAIR CONDITION. Cover has heavy wear, with splitting seams held with pieces of electrical tape. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles throughout.)

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Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the spine.)
Also available Love Approach ... CD 13.99

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet Plays Music From West Side Story And . . . ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
An collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the tunes – and Desmond's icily skating alto really makes the best of the material. Other titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Martinho Da VilaCriacoes E Recriacoes ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Features orchestrations from Rildo Hora and Paulo Moura – on titles that include "Muita Luz", "Traco De Uniao", "Odile Odila", "Carnaval De Ilusoes", "E Mana", "Poligamo Fiel", and "Recriando A Criacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured sleeve, with heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ 2 LP Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige, 1951. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Denmark VesseyMartin Lucid Dream (with instrumentals & bonus tracks) ... LP
Street Corner, 2015/2017. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Independent emcee & producer extraordinaire Denmark Vessey's very solid, one team EP Martin Lucid Dream – with bonus tracks and full instrumentals! This one his a top shelf guest roster including Guilty Simpson, Tanya Morgan & Black Milk, plus additional production by Azarias and T-White and Earl Sweatshirt. Includes "Warning" with Guilty Simpson, "Dr. Martin Lucid Dream" with Tanya Morgan, "Don't Smoke K2", "Nerd Ni**as", "Chemtrails", "Be Great" feat Black Milk, "Everyday" feat Mosel & Stretch Money and more. This nicely fleshed out 2LP version includes a couple of killer bonus tracks – the Earl Sweatshirt produced "Snowing In LA" and "Kat Williams" – plus bonus LP featuring the full instrumentals! LP, Vinyl record album

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Martin DennyTaste Of India ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Martin Denny takes a tip from the sound of the East – adding some slight Indian flavors to his usual exotica groove – with the help of arranger George Tipton! Most of the music is still in the lush piano instrumental mode that Denny was using in these later Liberty years – but things are definitely groovy throughout, even if the Indian elements are sometimes used in ways that are more bossa than anything else. Maybe not the clearest picture you'll get of the sound of India in the 60s – but a sweet little record, with titles that include "Incense & Peppermints", "Live For Life", "Touch Of India", "Hypnotique", and "Indrani". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a peeled spot at the top.)

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Lamont DozierLove & Beauty ... LP
Invictus, 1975. Very Good ... $49.99
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja vu" feeling you can have when discovering a landmark work for the first time. There's a hint of funk in the mix, but the strongest point is the production – which bowls over the top with a mix of strings, piano, and Lamont's wonderfully honest vocals. Includes the wonderful soul anthem "Don't Leave Me", which comes up again in a very tight instrumental version – plus the tracks "The Picture Will Never Change", "Why Can't We Be Lovers", and "Slipping Away". Great all the way through, and a stunning bit of seventies soul that will have you returning again and again! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete & Sheila EscovedoSolo Two ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Funky Latin grooves from Sheila Escovedo – recorded in the decade before she hooked up with Prince and dropped the "scovedo" from her last name – when she was part of a hip Bay Area scene that also included her brother Pete! The album's got a great blend of funky fusion and Latin styles – served up with a sound that's right up there with the best on Fantasy Records from the time – a really unique fusion of modes that shows just how much trading of styles was going on in that scene during the 70s. Billy Cobham produced, with a definite ear for the percussion in the group – and the rest of the group features Mark Soskin on keyboards, Ray Obiedo on guitar, and some added horns to flesh out the sound nicely. Pete plays timbales, Sheila's on congas, and titles include "Bittersweet", "Clean Air", "Solo Tu", and "Fantasy Junction" – plus a nice version of Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a center split on the top seam.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy Cogbill, and Roger Hawkins – but there's also a number of tracks that have mellow strings and horns by Ralph Burns, very much in the lush style of Burns' work for other vocalists – and a bit different than some of Franklin's other Atlantic work. The Sweet Inspirations back up Aretha on "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)", and a few other tracks feature backings by sisters Erma and Carolyn – who are always a welcome addition! Titles include "Prove It", "Never Let Me Go", "I Wonder", "Going Down Slow", and "Night Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – mono version on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Mellow sexy Aretha – with warm arrangements by Arif Mardin, and plenty of nice electric piano by the great Richard Tee. Includes a great version of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You", plus the tracks "You Move Me", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Without Love", and "All Of These Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and small dents in the opening.)

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Free MovementI've Found Someone Of My Own ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
Righteous soul from The Free Movement – a mixed male/female harmony group with a feel that's similar to The Fifth Dimension or The Friends Of Distinction, but a bit hipper! The group have a sunny feel that's quite nice – soaring harmonies reaching to the top of the groove on the best cuts, rolling around in a positive, soulful style that still holds up strongly over the years. Arrangements are by Michael Omartin, Jimmie Haskell, and Toxey French – and the record includes their hit "I've Found Someone Of My Own", plus "Son of The Zulu King", "Where Do We Go From Here", and "The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some radio station marker. Labels have a radio station stamp.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Live! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A wonderful 70s live album from Marvin Gaye – a set that was as expansive, ambitious, and sophisticated as his studio work from the time! The album's put together almost like a 3-sided portrait of Marvin – in that it begins with a long section of current work, moves into a "fossil medley" of older hits, then returns to "now" to showcase two of his biggest his of the time. The orchestrations are sublime – wonderfully carried off in a live setting amidst some very frantic screams from the females in the audience – and Marvin's vocals are incredible too – floating out magically amidst the crowd, and easily some of his best on record from the decade. Titles include the album's hit reading of "Distant Lover" – plus "Let's Get It On", "What's Going On", "Trouble Man", "Inner City Blues", "Distant Lover", "Keep Getting It On", and "Jan". Packaged in a cool gatefold, with a die cut image of Marvin's big silver boots! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, ringwear, and heavy edge wear.)

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