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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in proud, mic skills centric hip hop and while highs and lows of Mos Def's work as the years rolled along – and it still stands as strong (then) underground hip hop that takes on the commercial leaning themes of the day and well beyond. Stand out cuts include "Definition" "Twice Inna Lifetime", "Children's Story", "Respiration" featuring Common Sense – and other tracks include "Brown Skin Lady", "Yo Yeah", "Thieves In The Night" and more. CD

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✨✧ Massive Attack & Mos DefI Against I (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Melankolic (UK), 2002. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in proud, mic skills centric hip hop and while highs and lows of Mos Def's work as the years rolled along – and it still stands as strong (then) underground hip hop that takes on the ghetto fabulous themes of the day and well beyond. Stand out cuts include "Definition" "Twice Inna Lifetime", "Children's Story" – the Slick Rick classic redone along the lines of Jeru's "One Day" – and "Respiration" featuring Common Sense – and other tracks include "Brown Skin Lady", "Yo Yeah", "Thieves In The Night", "Twice Inna Lifetime and more. 13 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two-toned vinyl with star pattern – very nice!)
Also available Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD 4.99
 
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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book

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Michael DeaseFather Figure ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Maybe the best album so far from trombonist Michael Dease – and that's saying a lot, because we've really loved a lot of his other records! The set's got a punch and a crackle that really lives up to Dease's brilliant phrasing on the trombone – a sound so tight, it almost matches at trumpet at points – and clearly marks Michael as one of the most deft (or mos def, if you prefer!) players on his instrument in the current scene. The lineup is great, too – and makes wonderful use of the vibes of Behn Gillece, whose tones have really, made some other recent gems from the Posi-Tone label shine, and which sound tremendous alongside the ringing piano lines of Glenn Zaleski. Some tracks feature a bit of guest alto from Markus Howell and Immanuel Wilkins – who shade in the tunes beautifully, and give them even deeper currents of soul – and the group also features Endea Owens on bass and Luther Allison on drums. Dease wrote some great tunes for the date – "Brooklyn", "Father Figure", "Cry Of The Wolf", and "Church Of The Good Hustler" – and the set also features versions of Mulgrew Miller's "Wingspan" and Grachan Moncur's "Riff Raff". CD

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J RoccSome Cold Rock Stuf (2CD set with bonus "Mystery Disc") ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used 2CD ... $9.99
J Rocc's full length debut and it's a great one – Some Cold Rock Stuf is one of the funkiest, most insistently thumping and easily one of our favorite turntablist hip hop releases on Stones Throw, or any other label, in quite a while! J Rocc is a real veteran, having manned turntables for the Beat Junkies for nearly 20 years, plus DJ-ing and working with Madlib, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and many others for years. Heavily layered, unstoppable, timeless hip hop craft from one the greats – finally dropping a full scale release all his own! Titles include "Rocchead's Delight", "Stay Fresh", "Stop Trying", "Chasing The Sun", "Take Me Away", "The Truth" and more. Comes with a bonus Mystery Disc produced by J Rocc – there are purportedly 3 different mystery sets in circulation, and you'll have one them here! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Corey KingLashes ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A striking debut as a solo act from Corey King – an artist who's been on the New York scene for years now, and had the chance to work with artists as diverse as Gil Scott-Heron, Esperanza Spaulding, Lonnie Smith, Mos Def, and Glen Hansard – and has come up with a sound that's completely his own! We might call Corey a soul singer at the outset, but the shape and texture of his songs is something different overall – maybe moodier portraits of his inner spirit, with as much sonic shadings as music in the mix – which really fits the way that King puts his lyrics across. The vocals are often as fuzzy as the sounds around them, but never lacking for feeling or expression – as Corey has this really focused quality that's very different than some of the sleepier contemporary singers who can sound like they're getting lost in a downtempo groove. King handles most of the keyboards as well – and titles include "Parisian Leaves", "Botched Farewell", "Uncle Richie", "Ibaraki", "Midnight Chris", and "Lucky Grey". CD

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Oh NoDr No's Ethiopium – 36 Hip Hop Tracks Inspired By Rare 60s & 70s Ethiopian Funk, Jazz & Psychedelic Rock ... CD
Disruption Productions/Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Oh No is back as Dr No – following up the stellar Middle Eastern rooted Oxperiment set with an even better batch of hip hop instrumentals spun from global funk, jazz & psychedelia – the raw, funky and intoxicating beatcraft of Dr No's Ethiopium! Before the Oxperiment, we felt Oh No was one of the more underrated figures on Stones Throw – but given the keys to the a vault full of Turkish, Lebanese and Greek rarities as a springboard he really shot into the upper echelon of innovative producers at Stones Throw, or anywhere else in the boundary busting hip hop funk underground. He steps out even further with Ethiopian – this time with access to Stones Throw/Now Again guru Egon's collection of rare funk, jazz & psychedelic rock LPs from 60s & 70s Ethiopium – a consistent, head nodding funky hip hop trip with Oh No's personal stamp now instantly identifiable despite the sprawling pool of sounds used to craft it. It's not only a fantastic sound in its own light, it's increasingly influential – remember, Mos Def utilized Oh No's and his bro Madlib's explorations on his return-to-excellence Ecstatic LP – and this might be the Dr's most effective script yet! 36 instrumentals, most on the shorter side, allowing lots of terrain to be covered in just under an hour. Titles include "Pardon Me", "Madness", "The Funk", "Carnival", "Problematic", "Fuego Tribe", "Midnight Missions", "The Pain", "Questions", "Fresh Bacon", "Melody Mix", "Excalibur", "Electronic Monsters", "Drive By", "Loopadors" and more. CD
(NOTE: Rear tray card is missing, but everything else is fine. Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSuperrappin – 74 Minutes Of Brand New Underground Hip-Hop From Rap's New Generation ... LP
Groove Attack (Germany), 1999. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing import compilation from the late 90s featuring the best underground MC's and producers of the day – at least as dope as the Lyricist Lounge LP's. Almost all of the tracks are unique to this compilation and not available on any other LP or 12" – like getting 18 dope 12"'s for the price of a double LP. Tracks include Jigmastas "Threat", Network Reps w/Punch & Words "Games, Dames & Automobiles", Consequence, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Mike Zoot & FT "Nobody", Rasco w/Planet Asia "How Many X's", El Da Sensei w/Oorganized Konfusion, Mike Zoot & FT of "Frontline", Frankenstein w/Choclair "So I", the High & Mighty "Sun Moon & Stars", Walkin' Large "Self", Natruel "Natruel On Top", Lootpack "New Year's Resolutions", Eddie Brock "Relax, Relate, Release", Brixx w/Mos Def "If It's Allright Y'all", Da Grassroots w/Mr Roam "Price of Livin", Square One "Dayz To Come", L-Fudge "Dimmin' the Life", Ed OG "Let's Be Realistic", Matt Fingaz w/The League, P Dap & FT "Shoot Out", Mathematic w/ Bahamdia "Following Goals", and production from Kut Masta Kurt, DJ Spinna, Mr. Walt of the Beatminerz, Madlib, Hi Tek and Shawn J. Period. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Funkmaster FlexMix Tape Volume 3 – 60 Minutes Of Funk ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Common, Gang Starr, Tha Alkaholiks & Xzibit, A Tribe Called Quest & JD from Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Ol' Dirty Bastard, EPMD, KRS-One, Mos Def, Big Punisher & Noreaga, Naughty By Nature, Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Cocoa Brovas, Buckshot & Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube & Mack 10, Mobb Deep, House Of Pain, Jay Z, Slick Rick, Canibus, Big Punisher with Fat Joe & The Terror Squad, Eightball, Busy Bee, The Harlem Hoodz with Inspektah Deck, Method Man & Killa Sin, and more! (whew) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – and there's a strong case to be made for that! Jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best produced Roots album to this point, with an unpredictable, yet perfect flow from track to track. Guests include Mos Def, Common, Erykah Badu and JazzyFatNastees. Titles include "The Next Movement", "Step Into The Realm", "The Spark", "Dynamite", "Without A Doubt" "Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New", "Double Trouble", "Adrenaline!" and "Don't See Us". CD
 
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Waylon JenningsHonky Tonk Heroes ... LP
Fat Possum, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 15.99
Textbook 70s country badassery from Waylon Jennings! This is one of the most defining moments of the outlaw era, the record which pretty much drew a line in the sand between Waylon Jennings and the Nashville establishment. Billy Joe Shaver's pen and Waylon's authoritative voice marks this as one the strongest country albums of the era, if not ever, both in song quality and pure backbone. Greatness! Includes the barnstorming title track, "Old Five And Dimer (Like Me)", "Omaha", "You Asked Me To", "Ride Me Down Easy", "Black Rose", "We Had it All", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Compton's Most WantedDef Wish II (east coast Gang Starr rmx, west coast Nesly quick death rmx, inst, LP radio edit, west coast uncensored rmx) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With the DJ Premier remix on the a-side. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Cover has a beat sticker.)

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoOne For Rudy ... CD
High Note, 2013. Used ... $8.99
The Rudy in the title is Rudy Van Gelder – who does a perfect job recording this wonderful set from Hammond maestro Joey DeFrancesco! The organ has this wonderfully lean, clean sound – a vibe that recalls Rudy's work with players like Don Patterson or Johnny Hammond back in the 60s, served up here by Joey on tight tunes that are filled with plenty of soul, and some of those surprisingly modern changes that would always show up on the most inventive Prestige Records sessions back in the day! DeFrancesco's trio-mates are very well-tuned to this groove – and include Steve Cotter on guitar and Ramon Banda on drums – on titles that include "Budo", "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed", "One For Rudy", "Monk's Dream", and "Way Out West". CD

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DefunktDefunkt In America ... CD
Antilles, 1988. Used ... $9.99
Trombone-heavy funk from Joseph Bowie and Defunkt – a key crossover album in the late 80s, and one of the few mainstream funk efforts of its type! By this point, Defunkt have shaken off some of the rockier edges of earlier years, and are going for a more soul-based sound that's clearly inspired by the success of the Prince empire, but which also has a sharper bite overall. Most numbers have vocals, and vamp along with a lot of guitars in the mix – and there's a tightness here that shows that Joe was definitely at the top of his game, in a way that might well make this one the ultimate Defunkt album! Tracks include "Smooth Love", "Eraserhead", "A Peace Of Mind", "In America", "Change", "Love You From Afar", and "Spiritual Sponsor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells the full tale of the Defender – offering up hundreds of pages that look not just at the paper's history, but also its role in the segregated black community of Chicago, and its lasting impact – both at a local and national level. The book is extremely well-researched, and written by an author who was also part of the Defender staff in its later years – and the whole thing clocks in at a whopping 633 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Miles MosleyUprising ... LP
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Blue-eyed funky soul from Miles Mosley – an artist who's working here with the West Coast Get Down group that features Cameron Graves on piano and Kamasai Washington on tenor sax! The vocals are definitely in the lead, though – as Miles draws on classic soul and jazz that really push his vocal range – on material that's nicely open and expressive, maybe more so than other singers of this nature. There's some larger arrangements at times – but most of the energy seems to come from the core combo, of which Miles is definitely in the lead – on tracks that include "LA Won't Bring You Down", "Heartbreaking Efforts Of Others", "Your Only Cover", "More Than This", "Reap A Soul", and "Young Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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ShirellesShirelles Swing The Most ... LP
Pricewise, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
Beautiful stuff from one of the most soulful 60s pop girl groups – and proof that The Shirelles were always a cut above! The record's a great batch of hard to find songs by the group – including some great Goffin/King numbers – recorded with some surprisingly raw vocals that definitely keep The Shirelles more on the soul side of the spectrum than the pop one – set to some soaring uptown soul arrangements that are totally great! Titles include the classic hit "Oh No, Not My Baby", plus "Get Rid Of Him", "His Lips Get In The Way", "A Girl Is Not A Girl", "Please Go Away", "Lonesome Native Girl", "What Does A Girl Do", and "What A Sweet Thing That Was". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frederick Michael St JudeAlmost Lost EP ... LP
Million Dollar Performances, 1976. New Copy ... $16.99 23.99
Raw, but catchy rock circa the mid 70s by Frederick Michael St. Jude – cut from the same cloth (and in the same sessions and setting) as his cult classic material for Florida label Soul Deep back in the day! It's wonderful stuff, earnestly written and recorded in hopes of getting pop radio airplay, and the songs have that kind of appealing hookiness for sure. Ultimately, FM ihas such a distinctive, charmingly oddball style in the studio, it's the kind of thing best enjoyed the deeper diggers of musical diamonds in the rough, and it's definitely feels like a precursor to lots of DIY rock to come. Titles include "Day Quite Like Today", "I Simply Love Ya", "Babe, Ya Let My Hand Go", "It's Not Easy", "Everybody's Gone Away" and "Cecelia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool paste-on cover art, too!)

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Bruno ZambriniSogni Mostruosamente Proibiti ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
A soundtrack that's very much what you'd expect from the cover image – a later Italian comedy, and one that's scored with lots of groovy, goofy sorts of themes! There's also a nice undercurrent of sentiment, one that's maybe more French than some of the Italian material from the time – and it's this quality that really makes us like the record, as it gives it a more solid footing at the best moments – and offsets some of the whimsy. Also strong is the use of more acoustic instrumentation than some of the electric elements that were more dominant at the time – although there's definitely some keyboards and basslines on some of the more uptempo numbers. CD features 22 tracks in all – including some bonus material! CD

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VariousDoo Wop Soda Shop – Atmospheric & Romantic Harmony Sounds From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unique set of doo wop tracks from the classic years – one that has a slightly different format than some of the others on the market, as you might guess from the cover! These tunes are definitely sweet, but never too pop overall – and the titles all come from an extremely well-chosen batch of singles from a variety of labels and scenes – all to portray that special heartbreaking sound of early group soul – the sort that might well have been the biggest contribution that doo wop made to the legacy of harmony. The cuts on the set often have a slow-stepping, late nite feel – a moody vibe that often tells the tale of love found and love lost, but with vocal inflections that make each of these numbers a special standout on their own. There's 24 whopping tracks in all – with great sound, label scans, and titles that include "Remember" by Dennis & The Explorers, "Looking For You" by The Dukes, "For Your Love" by The Wanderers, "Along My Lonely Way" by The Utopians, "This Paradise" by The Bel-Aires, "Last Night I Dreamed" by The Fiestas, "The Night Is Quiet" by The Vocaleers, "Be Mine" by The Uptones, "Lonely One" by The Ravels, "Baby Be Mine" by The Melo Gents, and "Flames" by The Reminiscents. CD

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✨✧ Jacky ChalardJe Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez ... CD
Finders Keepers/B- Music, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing surrealist French cosmic concept album from Jacky Chalard – with lots of spacey synth prog atmospherics and spoken French dialogue! This is a record in which Finders Keepers boasts similarities to both Melody Nelson and La Planete Sauvage, and truth be told, the music not only lives up to that lofty description – it's completely correct! Chalard and a group of French rock heavies featuring the members of Dynastie Crisis team up with Gilbert Deflez, a radio personality who read science fiction stories over the airwaves for a tripped out experience, and wholy credible prog funk rock set, to boot! Includes "L'Agonie", "L'Interrogatoire", "Le Perroquet", "Pollution", "Si Je T'Offrais Une Branche D'Amour (La Mandragore)", "Apre L'Apocalypse" and more. 3 bonus tracks on the CD: "Corto Maltese" (vocal version with Sylvia Fels and the instrumental) plyys "Super-Man-Super Cool (LP version)". CD
(Small punch through rear tray card.)

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✨✧ VariousVenezuela 70 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A completely amazing collection of sounds from the 70s scene in Venezuela – a really un-tapped legacy of fantastically creative music – most of it pretty darn groovy, too! Despite the "rock" in the title, the music here is more in a mix of funky jazz and other creative instrumental styles – a bit of Latin in some of the rhythms, some spiritual currents at other points, and a really rich blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, with some other offbeat touches too! The music is almost more on the farther side of the spectrum from creative Latin combos in New York or LA at the time – not salsa, but with some salsa currents – not Chicano rock, but with some of those elements too – and maybe some of the better touches of the most experimental groups in Havana, the few who were reaching for a new style at the time. Venezuela was riding high on oil money at the time of these recordings – and there's definitely a sense of creativity for its own sake going on here – especially in some of the more electric moments, which reflect elements we really never would have expected. As always with Soul Jazz, the package is as great as the music – a mini-history lesson in itself – and titles include "Irene" by Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nueva, "Dame De Comer" by Miguel Angel Fuster, "Amor En Llamas" by Pablo Schneider, "Aragueney" by Vytas Brenner, "Joropo No 1" by Grupo CIM, "Panico A Las 5am" by Angel Rada, "San Juan Tambo Y Fuera" by Un Dos Tres Y Fuera, "Ayudame A Encontrar Mi Camino" by Apocalipsis, and "Barcos De Pape" by Fernando Yvosky. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Venezuela 70 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s ... CD 11.99

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Curtis Amy & Dupree BoltonKatanga (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Used ... $11.99
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy had previously cut with Paul Bryant – and instead, is put together with a nascent spiritualism that's really wonderful – a sound that definitely lives up to the bold title and cover image, with lots of modal moments in the rhythms! The group features some equally under-acknowledge geniuses – including trumpeter Dupree Bolton, pianist Jack Wilson, and guitarist Ray Crawford – all coming together perfectly with Amy's work on tenor and soprano sax. The best tunes here are originals by the group members – including "Lonely Woman" (not by Ornette), "Katanga", "Native Land", and "Amyable". Plus, this CD reissue also includes some great bonus cuts that were not on the original album! CD

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Aquarius SoundsDubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy dub from the enigmatic Aquarius Studios on the Kingston scene of the late 70s – the creative center of Herman Chin-Loy – whose work on the scene not only helped shape the sound of dub music for the future, but also launched the career of Augustus Pablo! The work here is mostly stripped-down, and created from cuts that were wholly or partially recorded at Aquarius – with additional work by King Tubby, over rhythms by Soul Syndicate, High Times Players, and Aggrovators Band! The vibe here definitely lives up to Herman's famous Aquarius Dub album – and titles include "Cheater Dub", "Mix Up Dub", "Breaking Dub", "She Gone Dub", "Roaming Dub", "Emperor Dub", "Short Man Dub", and "Olives Dub". CD
Also available Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Aquarius SoundsDubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy dub from the enigmatic Aquarius Studios on the Kingston scene of the late 70s – the creative center of Herman Chin-Loy – whose work on the scene not only helped shape the sound of dub music for the future, but also launched the career of Augustus Pablo! The work here is mostly stripped-down, and created from cuts that were wholly or partially recorded at Aquarius – with additional work by King Tubby, over rhythms by Soul Syndicate, High Times Players, and Aggrovators Band! The vibe here definitely lives up to Herman's famous Aquarius Dub album – and titles include "Cheater Dub", "Mix Up Dub", "Breaking Dub", "She Gone Dub", "Roaming Dub", "Emperor Dub", "Short Man Dub", and "Olives Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 ... CD 13.99

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Havard Wilk on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums – but what's really amazing is the way they come together as one for the record – wrapping their strong identities together, and forging out with this focused sound that has a lot more power than ever before! All the musicians know the open space of freedom, but have found a territory that can hold them all – where they can respectfully create this wonderful new sound together – in a mix of modern jazz and avant expression that seems to echo some of the best recent work from Chicago. Titles include "There's A Hole In The Mountain", "Civilon", "Wolf Cage", "Accidentals", "Labyrinths", and "Available Exits". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Selda BagcanSelda (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall production is heavily electric – filled with fuzzed-up touches on the guitars, and usually supported by some funky drumming that gives most of the record a cool Eastern break sort of feel! Lyrics aren't in English, but they're oddly compelling even if you don't know what they mean – as Selda's voice has a weird other-wordly quality, and comes off with the same tripped-out qualities as the music! Titles include "Ince Ince", "Nasirli Eller", "Mehmet Emmi", "Dost Uyan", "Gitme", "Kizil Dere", "Yaz Gazeteci Yaz", and "Meydan Sizindir". LP features 2 bonus tracks – but it's not like you've got the original album, and needed those as an incentive to buy the reissue! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ludvig Berghe TrioUnplayed Venue – Vol 3 ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2007. Used ... $2.99
A bold reinvention from pianist Ludvig Berghe – a set that has hip opening up in much sharper, more angular modes than before – not entirely out, but trading a bit of the warmth of the past for more modern tones overall! As stated in the notes, the album's one of two that have the Berghe Trio really trying to hit something new – a sharp break from the past, and an attempt to make music that has even more depth and feeling than their already-great previous efforts. We can definitely say that the sound here is quite fresh – almost without referent at times, and possibly the boldest expression of Ludvig's voice on piano to date. Titles include "Why Am I Here", "Lament For An Unplayed Venue", "Campfire Piano", "Toxic", and "You Are A Star & An Angel". CD
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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
The title might say "Frisco", but the album's a real back-to-basics record from Chuck Berry – produced by the man himself, with a lean, stripped-down vibe that almost goes back to his earlier work at Chess Records! There's definitely a few 60s soul currents in the mix, but in the best way possible – helping Berry mature his sound a bit, but without turning it towards any easy crossover gimmicks – which means that there's still a lot of bluesy elements at the core, and Chuck's charms really come through on both his vocals and guitar. Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". CD features bonus tracks – "Song Of My Love", ""Campus Cookie", "Laugh & Cry", and "Almost Grown". CD
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Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. CD
 
 
 



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