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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
One of the coolest labels on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – part of the larger One-Der-Ful family of imprints, and equally important as the flagship company! Mar-V-Lus cut some of the hippest work in the Windy City at the time – deeply soulful singles that were really at the cusp of the scene, and which also had a fair bit of funk in the mix as well – the grittier side of Chicago soul that really represented the true sound of the underground! And although some of the Mar-V-Lus label material has been reissued over the years, this package uncovers 10 never-issued tracks, and mixes them with 15 more gems that only ever came out as rare indie singles – making for over two dozen Chicago soul treasures, packaged here with a very detailed set of notes. The package is another great step in this six-volume series – and completely essential listening, even to long-trained Chicago soul ears like ours! Unreleased tracks include "For You My Love" by Josephine Taylor, "Sad Souvenirs" by The Ulti-mations, "I Feel Good All Over" by Baby Miracles, "I Want A Man" by Josephine Taylor, "If You Need Me" by The Du-Ettes, "Sweatin" by Alvin Cash, "Stop Call The Cop" by The Du-Ettes, and "Your Love Picks Me Up" by Josephine Taylor – and other titles include "Love Is A Good Thing Goin" by The Blenders, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Johnny Sayles, "I Still Can't Get You" by Joseph Moore, "Joey" by The Young Folk, "Philly Freeze" by Alvin Cash, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by Cicero Blake, "Would I Do It Over" by The Ulti-mations, "Lonely Girl" by Miss Madeline, and "Whole Lot Of Lovin" by Johnny Sayles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and download card. Cover has light wear.)
 
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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Halo Records (with download) ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, 1960s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A really unique side of the legendary One-Derful family of Chicago soul music labels – the tiny Halo imprint, where the company issued all of their incredible gospel music! The Halo sound is like a deep soul take on the other One-Derful/Mar-V-Lus material – cut at the same time, in a similar scene, often with the same studio talent too – but tuned towards styles that are more righteous and more mellow than some of the more upbeat soul on the bigger labels – a heady brew of Chicago roots and heavenly inspiration, served up here in one mighty nice set! As with the others in the series, there's a number of cuts here that were never issued at the time – which makes this collection way more than just a "best of" the label – and instead more of an archival package, especially given the huge booklet of notes that comes along with the whole thing. A beautiful look at this under-exposed side of the Chicago 60s scene – with titles that include "Why Can't We Love Our Fellowman" by The Golden Tones, "Send Your Cleansing Power" by The Gospel Ambassadors, "Lord Deliver Me" by The Original Ensemble, "Why Do Men Treat The Lord As They Do" by The Redemption Harmonizers, "Man In The City (parts 1 & 2)" by The Lucy Rogers Singers, "Lord I Will Never Forget" by Rev Lofton & The Holy Travelers, "Keep Movin Along" by The Daytonians, and "I Have Made A Change" by The Flying Clouds Of Joy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and beautiful large booklet of notes!)
 
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✨✧ Horace TapscottAt The Crossroads ... LP
Nimbus, 1980. Sealed ... $19.99
Free and firey work from Horace Tapscott – recorded in driving duo format, with Everett Brown on drums. The spare setting is starker than some of Tapscott's trio albums, and both he and Brown open up on exploratory passages with a highly improvised quality – yet which always dip back to the wonderfully rhythmic styles of Taspcott's more composed work. Titles include "Marcellus III", "Ballad For Window Lee Black", "At The Cross Roads", and "Middle Age Madness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on the opening.)

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Chick Corea & Return To ForeverLight As A Feather ... LP
Polygram, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh – skipping along with an amazing mix of fusion, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking solos! The album's overflowing with great-grooving goodies – and titles include the great original version of "Captain Marvel", plus "Light As A Feather", "Spain", and "500 Miles High". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Al GreenLivin For You ... LP
Hi Records, 1973. Very Good- ... $6.99
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

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✨✧ Elis ReginaSaudade Do Brasil Vol 1 ... LP
Elektra (Brazil), 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little album by Elis – recorded for Elektra, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work by some of Brazil's finest writers. Includes a wonderful version of Milton Nascimento's "Maria Maria" – plus "Alo Alo Marciano", "O Primeiro Jornal", "Marambaia", "Menino", and "Redescobrir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing.)

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Quincy JonesPawnbroker ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A nice one by Quincy! Although the material here isn't funky like his 70's work, it does show Quincy as a strong composer of serious thriller-type material – working in a style that produces a nice amount of tension and mood, and which still has some nice touches of jazz. The group is filled with strong jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones, and others – and the album features a vocal version of the theme by Marc Allen, plus a crazy spoken bit from the movie, by Rod Steiger! Other titles include "Harlem Drive", "Naked Truth", "Rack 'Em Up", and "Death Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Robert Wyatt/Gilad Atzmon/Ros StephenFor The Ghosts Within (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Domino, 2010. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
A mix of originals and reinterpreted standards from the great Robert Wyatt – co-credited to violin and viola player Ros Stephen and clarinetist, sax and accordion player Gilad Atzmon. It's beautiful throughout, be it emotionally bruised, yet still quite elegant takes jazz and pop, or originals that blend lush instrumentation with oddball experimentalism. Includes "Laura", ""Lullaby For Irena", "The Ghosts Within", "Where Are They Now", "Maryan", "Lush Life", "In A Sentimental Mood", "At Last I Am Free", "What A Wonderful World" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo! Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued top seam & light surface wear.)

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Roy AyersLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1972. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A beautiful live set from 1972 – and a very unique album from Roy Ayers' Polydor years! The album originally was never issued in the US – clearly done for a hipper European market at the time – and it's got more of a jazz vibe than some of Roy's other work on Polydor, with sounds that echo back to his earlier years on Atlantic! Yet despite the jazz setting, there's still a nice dose of funk in the mix too – a bit like the vibe that Ayers hit on his Virgo Red album, but leaner too – given that the group's only a quartet. The smaller lineup really allows Roy a lot of space to solo strongly on vibes – and he's also joined by the great Harry Whitaker on electric piano, always a treat in a setting like this. The album features an extended early version of "Move To Groove", plus "In A Silent Way", "Your Cup Of Tea", and "Daddy Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue pressing from the mid 90s – but long out of print, and even hard to find then!)
Also available Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Dollar BrandAfrican Marketplace ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Dollar Brand's more ambitious albums – featuring a larger group of players than usual, working through some compositions that have as much life and spirit as might be implied by the title! The group includes Brand on keyboards, conga, and soprano sax – plus work by Carlos Ward on sax, Gary Chandler on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, Cecil McBee on bass, and Dwayne Armstrong on tenor. Titles include "Whoza Mtwana", "The Homecoming Song", "Anthem For The New Nation", "African Marketplace", and "Moniebah". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes printed inner sleeve and press kit with one sheets & 8X10" glossy photo! Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent album of smooth jazz funk – and despite the fact that it was a monster hit for Tom, it's still pretty hard to find on wax! The record is a perfect example of how great R&B jazz fusion could be – well before the sound hit a kind of smooth jazz saturation point and there was just too much of it and of lesser quality. Tom's funky trumpet's set in a group with players like Lesette Wilson, Jorge Dalto, Bobby Broom, and Marcus Miller – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Includes the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold pressing. Cover has some wear and peeling along the bottom seam.)

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CCSWhole Lotta Love (aka CCS) ... LP
RAK, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Proof that blues rock can be turned towards a useful end – and a landmark album from one of the greatest Brit groups of the post-beat era! CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) were more of a studio project than anything else – but their first few records sparkled with a groove and energy level that surpassed most other work going at the time – thanks to large backings from arranger Johnny Cameron, of Brit Easy and soundtrack fame – working here with UK bluesman Alexis Korner in a format that mixed big funky backings with Korner's down-home blues rock! The Cameron touches really help get away from any blues cliches of the genre – and the inclusion of jazz players like Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, and Ray Warleigh makes for a really hip approach to instrumentation that goes way beyond simple studio support. Most tracks are instrumental, but the set does include some vocals – and the group scored a standout hit with the album's cover of "Whole Lotta Love", and followed up with other covers that include "Satisfaction", "Living In the Past", "Wade In The Water", and "Bom Bom". Also includes the original tracks "Waiting Song", "Dos Cantos", and "Lookin For Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one corner and a crease on the front panel.)

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Miles DavisYoung Man With A Horn (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 19.98
A young man with a horn, and a hell of a lot of talent too – as this early Blue Note album really has Miles Davis coming into his own – and showing even more genius than on previous records! There's a really special quality to the record that may well make it one of the first great moments for Miles as a leader – a sense of phrasing and timing that comes through especially in his landmark recording of "Dear Old Stockholm" – a track that's well worth the price of the record alone! Davis is hardly in his "birth of the cool" mode here – but has a great way of arranging the group, too – with players who include JJ Johnson on trombone, Jackie McLean on alto, Gil Coggins on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. In addition to "Dear Old Stockholm", the set also features sublime versions of "Yesterdays" and "Woody N You" – plus "Chance It", "Donna", and "How Deep Is The Ocean". 2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard DavisHarvest ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good- ... $2.99
A very nice record that bassist Davis did for Muse in the late 70s. As with previous recordings he works closely with fellow bass player Bill Lee. Lee plays on the record, co-produced and arranged the album and shares songwriting credit with Davis on a couple of the tracks. Davis is joined by Ted Dunbar on guitar, Consuela Moore on piano, Freddie Waits on drums, James Spaulding on flute and alto sax and Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson on trumpet, among others. Tracks include the two Davis/Lee originals "Half Pass" and "A Third Away" plus in conjunction with the title, there are several songs with flowers in the titles such as"Windflower", "Forest Flower", and "Passion Flower". He also throws in some familiar tunes like "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration on the back, along the opening. Label has masking tape over the spindle hole.)

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✨✧ Dead KennedysFresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that always keeps the whole thing from ever lapsing into any sort of over-serious cliches! Yet unlike their LA contemporaries, the group were also never ones to just lay into the jokes – as the political commentary here is especially pointed, and nearly every single song is a blistering attack on late 70s California mores and national obsessions. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Kill The Poor", "Forward To Death", "Let's Lynch The Landlord", "Your Emotions", "Holiday In Cambodia", "California Uber Alles", and "Stealing People's Mail" – plus a killer cover of "Viva Las Vegas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s remaster on Manifesto.)

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Denmark VesseyMartin Lucid Dream (with instrumentals & bonus tracks) ... LP
Street Corner, 2015/2017. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 19.98
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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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... On July 25, 2017
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. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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

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FunkadelicLet's Take It To The Stage (limited gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A tasty little album from Funkadelic – one that has Bootsy Collins joining the group, and really hitting the unique approach that would become the definitive P-Funk groove! And although tracks are shorter and even more focused, there's still a fair bit of guitar in the set – keeping the trademark Funkadelic sound in place, to set them aside from from the growing horn-heavy Parliament groove. Yet in both groups' work at the time, there's a growing emphasis on the rhythms at the bottom – a pulling up of the basslines in a way that was no doubt influenced by Bootsy's presence, and which would have a key influence on the sound of funk for years to come! Includes the massively infectious funk track "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", plus "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Be My Beach", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "The Song Is Familiar", "No Head No Backstage Pass", "Atmosphere", "Stuffs & Things", and "Better By the Pound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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