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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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✨✧ Mos DefSunshine (radio edit, lp, inst)/Close Edge (clean lp, lp)/The Panties (clean lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Geffen, 2005. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sunshine produced by Kanye West. From The New Danger. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Mos Def/Nikki GiovanniCan U C The Pride In The Pather (LP, inst, rmx, rmx inst)/Rose That Grew From Concrete ... 12-inch
Amaru/Interscope, 2000. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Beats by Jay Dee. B-side by Nikki Giovanni. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ Mos DefEdge (clean, dirty, inst)/Grown Man's Business ... 12-inch
Draft, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Grown Man's Business features Medina Green. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mos DefNew Danger ... LP
Geffen, 2004. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mos Def brings a veering diversity to New Danger – his first album in five years – a record that hits on tried-and-true Rawkus flavored beats and rhyme schemes, slow-rolling, smoked out soul & blues, and Quickness-era Bad Brains-esque arena rock! Of course our favorite cuts are the straight up hip hop tracks, produced by Minnesota with a percolating, synth-layered sound that works really well – giving the backdrop kind of a pulpy, cinematic sweep. Other tracks feature Mos and his soul/rock/blues outfit Black Jack Johnson. Mos clearly refuses to be roped in by anyone's expectations at this point – a quality that reminds us of Common's Electric Circus – in spirit, if not in the actual sound. Tracks include "Boogie Man Song", "Ghetto Rock", "Zimzallabim", "The Rape Over", "Blue Black Jack" featuring some straight electric blues guitar work by the one-and-only Shuggie Otis, "Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March", "Sex, Love & Money", "Sunshine", "Grown Man Business", "Modern Marvel", "Life Is Real", "War" (produced by Beatnut Psycho Les) and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch/Erick SermonOh No (clean, dirty, inst)/Battle (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Oh No" is by Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch, and features Nate Dogg, produced by Rockwilder. "Battle" is by Erick Sermon, and features Sy Scott. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original Rawkus pressing.)

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✨✧ NERD feat Common, De La Soul, Mos Def & Q-TipShe Wants To Move (Native Tongue rmx clean, Native Tongue rmx, Native Tongue acappella, Beenie Man vs Ms Thing vs NERD, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
On "She Wants To Move", Pharrell & co. sling up a strange mix of Neptunes signature beats, slick electro pop funk production, amusingly bad singing and lyrics concerned with little more than the roundness of a girl's ass – and it's as hooky, catchy and memorable as anything without sounding like anything else out there. Crisp, trebly beats and hand claps, with mirrored acoustic guitar chording and synth squeals straight off Devo's New Traditionalists album define the sound. Features a Native Tongue remix with Common, Mos Def, De La Soul and Q-Tip. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have stickers.)

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Funkmaster FlexThug Brothers (radio, inst)/Mos Def Freestyle/Put Your Hammer Down (clean, inst)/Missy Elliot Freestyle/Charli Baltimore & Cam'ron Freestyle ... 12-inch
Loud, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Rhymes by Big Pun, Noreaga and 24/7 on "Thug Brothers" and Wu Tang Clan on "Put Your Hammer Down". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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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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RootsThings Fall Apart ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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
(Album was released with five different covers.)

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Urban Thermo DynamicsManifest Destiny ... LP
Illson Media, Late 90s. Very Good 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
The long lost album by Urban Thermo Dynamics – officially released for the first time ever! UTD are Mos Def and his siblings Ces and DCQ. It's firmly and proudly of that mid school, jazzy breaks and beats philosophy of Tribe Called Quest and others on the NY scene at the time, with production by Diamond D & Showbiz. One straight up underground classic came out of the sessions, the stellar "My Kung Fu" single – but the effort is quite solid throughout! Other tracks include "World Wide", "Manifest Destiny", "Hard Core", "Victory", "Luv It Liv It", "You Could Run", "Moon In Cancer", "Do It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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✨✧ Macy GrayId ... LP
Epic, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Macy Gray's steps to a higher level on The Id – this is no "sophomore slump" to our ears – actually a helluva lot better than her big selling debut! As on her first set, Macy's vocals are wonderful – totally unique, with that warm raspy soulful style that makes her one of the most instantly recognizable soul artists since Al Green. The production is very strong too – with a sound that's new and fresh compared to most chart soul acts, but which also has its roots in the Columbia crossover sound of the late 60s, with traces of artists like Sly Stone and Janis Joplin all colliding into one cool groovy sound! Titles include "Hey Young World (part 2)", featuring Slick Rick, plus "Blowin Up Your Speakers", "Forgiveness", "My Nutmeg Phantasy" (featuring Angie Stone & Mos Def), "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu), "Sexual Revolution", and "Relating To A Psychopath". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kanye West/Nas/KRS-One/RakimBetter Than I've Ever Been (vocal, inst, acapella, remix, remix inst) ... 12-inch
Nike/Cornerstone, 2007. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Promo-only single for the all-star collaboration celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nike's Air Force 1 sneaker. Rick Rubin produced the original version, turning in a lumbering half-time beat, and Primo handles the remix with a squiggly bass beat reminiscent of Mos Def's "Mathematics". Only 500 pressed! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ 9th Wonder & Others9th Wonder Remixes Vol 3 ... LP
Lil Brother, 2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Six 9th Wonder remixes: "Ether" by Nas, "The Look Of Love" by Slum Village, "Brown Sugar" by Mos Def, "Keep It Thoro" by Prodigy, "2nd Childhood Remix #2" by Nas and "Unfoolish" by Ashante featuring Mos Def. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thaione DavisSituation Renaissance ... LP
Birthwrite, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The best release yet from Chicago's Thaione! TD got us rolling over the early 00's with hip hop productions and mix tape work that touched on spiritual jazz and a pronounced organic global beat aesthetic – but this time he adds the straight up, timeless B-Boy style to those elements. It reminds us a whole lot of Reflection Eternal era Mos Def & Kweli – which is to say it reminds us of greatness! The samples combine the rolling keys, crisp beats and deep crate dug vibe we like best around here – with straight forward, out front rhymes. Nice!!! 8 tracks including "One Year After The Renaissance", "Monologue", "The Long", "Fieldsongs", "The Connection", "Local 181" featuring the Linebackers, "Airplane" and "Keys Of Life" with Iomos Marad. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael DeaseFather Figure ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jay Dee & OthersJay Deelicious – The Delicious Vinyl Years 1995 to 1998 – Originals Remixes & Rarities (2CD set) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A compilation of pivotal mid 90s Dilla productions and remixes – classics and rarities from the Pharcyde, N'Dea Davenport, and the Brand New Heavies with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Mos Def – great stuff from the prime Delicious Vinyl years! It's full of bedrock jazzy funk from Jay Dee – a 2CD set with vocal versions on the first disc and a second CD featuring instrumentals. This is a great refresher course on Jay Dee's golden age pedigree – especially if you came on board with Dilla in the later Stones Throw years – featuring his earlier genius productions plus a second disc featuring instrumental versions. Proceeds from the CD are to go to Ma Dukes. Titles include "Runnin'" (plus instrumental), "Somethin' That Means Somethin'" (plus instrumental), "Bullsh*t" (plus instrumental), Y? (remix)" (plus instrumental) by Pharcyde, "Sometimes (remix)" (plus remix instrumental) by Brand New Heavies feat Q-Tip, "Saturday Night (remix)" (plus remix instrumental) by Brand New Heavies feat Mos Def, "Whatever You Want (remix)" by N'Dea Davenport and more. CD

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✨✧ Jay Dee & OthersJay Deelicious – The Delicious Vinyl Years 1995 to 1998 – Originals Remixes & Rarities/Instrumentals (Double Cassette) ... Cassette
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, Mid 90s. New Copy 2 Cassette ... Out Of Stock
A compilation of pivotal mid 90s Dilla productions and remixes – classics and rarities from the Pharcyde, N'Dea Davenport, and the Brand New Heavies with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Mos Def – great stuff from the prime Delicious Vinyl years! It's full of bedrock jazzy funk from Jay Dee – a 3 LP set with vocal versions on the first 2 LPs and instrumentals on the 3rd. This is a great refresher course on Jay Dee's golden age pedigree – especially if you came on board with Dilla in the later Stones Throw years – featuring his earlier genius productions plus a second disc featuring instrumental versions. Tape One (Originals, Remixes & Rarities) includes "Runnin'", "Somethin' That Means Somethin'", "She Said", "Drop" and more by Pharcyde, "Sometimes (Remix)" by Brand New Heavies & Q-Tip, "Saturday Night" by Brand New Heavies & Mos Def. "Bullsh*ttin' (Remix)" by N'Dea Davenport and more. Tape Two features instrumental versions. Cassette
(In a heavy slipcase!)

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✨✧ Talib Kweli & Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal)Reflection Eternal – Train Of Thought ... LP
Rawkus, 2000. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
When Mos Def came out swinging with Black On Both Sides and we were all left both hot and cold, it seemed maybe Black Star should've never went their separate ways. But then, out came this burning set of dope joints, we all found out Talib could stand solid on his own, with the help of Hi-Tek's soulful production. And over time, in our book, this LP has become certifiably classic. Tracks include "Move Somethin", "The Blast" featuring Vinia Mojica, "This Means You" featuring Mos Def, "Down For The Count" featuring Rah Digga & Xzibit, "Ghetto Afterlife" featuring Kool G Rap, "Love Language" featuring Les Nubians, "Soul Rebels", "Eternalists", "Memories Live", "Africa Dream", "Name Of The Game", "Too Late", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Luv You Madly OrchestraLuv You Madly Orchestra ... LP
Salsoul, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A really cool combination of modes – older swing instrumentation meets late 70s disco – all in a blend that's a bit like some of the retro club projects of August Darnell! The set begins with a long medley titled "In The Beginning" – which references lots of Ellington material, but retools it for the 70s dancefloor – then the record takes off with its own sort of grooves that bring in some of the most deft instrumentation you'll find on Salsoul Records at the time, including some funky elements that make for a few nice disco breaks! Kermit Moore arranged and conducted – along with producer Stephen James – and titles include "In The Beginning", "Rocket Rock", "Love You Madly", "Moon Maiden", "Hippo Hop", "Lotus Blossom", and "Fleurette Africaine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Brun/May/Mosko/Yoshioka/DeFotis/Kramer/Peck/Wolff/More Dust/Para Diddle/Cosmology Of Easy Listening/Paradox III/Continuous Showing/Five Studies On Six Notes/Lift Off/For 1, 2 Or 3 People/Str ... LP
Opus One, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original box and book – in good shape with a few small spots of wear on the front of the box.)

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Jacky ChalardJe Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
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

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DefunktDefunkt In America ... CD
Antilles, 1988. Used ... $14.99
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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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and the styles of the tunes really further that approach – blending some cool plucked stringed instrumentation with rootsy percussion elements, then warming the whole thing up with 70s production styles – all in a way that almost makes the music a clubby version of the musical mix that you'd find in Arabesk rock from Turkey a few years before. The sound's not really disco – at least not in any conventional sense – but definitely has a dancefloor appeal at times – and titles include "Coban Mamos", "Kanser", "Kara Uzum Habbesi", "Derdiguzel Aglama", "Baris Icinde", "Garip Modalar", and "Kotuler Ermez Menzile". CD
Also available Coban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP 19.99

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. Sealed ... $19.99
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and the styles of the tunes really further that approach – blending some cool plucked stringed instrumentation with rootsy percussion elements, then warming the whole thing up with 70s production styles – all in a way that almost makes the music a clubby version of the musical mix that you'd find in Arabesk rock from Turkey a few years before. The sound's not really disco – at least not in any conventional sense – but definitely has a dancefloor appeal at times – and titles include "Coban Mamos", "Kanser", "Kara Uzum Habbesi", "Derdiguzel Aglama", "Baris Icinde", "Garip Modalar", and "Kotuler Ermez Menzile". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)
Also available Coban Mamos – Disco Folk ... CD 11.99

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Mike Marshall & Choro FamosoSegunda Vez ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... $2.99
A second pairing of the mandolin of Mike Marshall with the Brazilian sounds of the Choro Famoso trio – served up with rootsy elements that really link together the cultures of the Americas! The trio have a definite traditional leaning, and features Colin Walker on 7 string guitar, Brian Rice on pandeiro and percussion, and Andy Connell on both sax and clarinet – the latter of which evokes an especially strong choro tradition. And while Marshall's use of mandolin echoes the bandolim work of older choro musicians, there's also some warmer moments that echo Mike's strongly Americanist vision over the years – in ways that make the record way more than just a rehash of older styles. Titles include "Bole Bole", "Bola Preta", "Flores", "Evocacao De Jacob", "Tenebroso", "Paraiso", "Sete Estrelas", and "Queira Me Bem". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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ShirellesShirelles Swing The Most ... LP
Pricewise, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
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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✨✧ 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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VariousKings Of Diggin – An Obscure Collection Of The Most Sought After Breaks Ever Recorded Compiled By Kon & Amir & DJ Muro ... CD
BBE (UK), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Possibly the best entry yet in BBE's Kings Of. . .series of broadly selected funk, soul, hip hop and more – featuring the rarest collection of grooves we've seen in the series by far – selected by mixtape legends Kon & Amir and fellow master compiler DJ Muro! Both CDs are mixed, and each runs north of an hour long – with Kon & Amir taking more of an archivist approach featuring longer tracks that run the gamut from rare Brazil, Latin, obscure funk, deep soul, and points beyond! Muro's set is just as impressively diverse, and features a much longer tracklist of shorter funky bits – tightly edited for hard-hitting effect. Many of the tracks on both sets are totally fresh to our eyes and ears – making Diggin one of our favorites in the series by default – but the deep reservoir of obscure funky music more than lives up to the refreshingly rare roster! CD1 features Kon & Amir's set, and the titles include "In My Life" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, "Caca A Raposa" by Azymuth, "A Vida" by Uniao Black, "Simbi" by Henri Pierre Noel, "Dazz" by Soul Dazz Band, "Pay Pay Pay (Kon edit)" b Master Story Tellor, "Soul Freedom" by Ray And His Court and more. Muro's set includes the tracks "The Fox" by Disco Fox", "Come Groove With Me" by Carl Marshall, "Flip A Coin" by World Wonders, "Soul Limbo" by Count Buffalo & His Rock Band, "Jerking Dog" by The Crowns, "Tema De Soninha" by IRP-3, "Let's Take A Break" by Milton Wright, "Worlds Of Tomorrow" by Telstars and much more! CD

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VariousLadies Of Too Slow To Disco – More Late 70s West Coast Yachtpop You Can Almost Dance To (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A great set of tracks that's billed as music "you can almost dance to" – and which hits this sweet midtempo groove throughout – filled with female vocals, and served up in a wicked soulful style of AOR! The collection's an excellent all-girl companion to the previous Too Slow To Disco sets – and may well be the best so far, as there's a current of soul that maybe didn't show up that strongly before – as the singers unabashedly go for deeper modes in some of their vocals, while the instrumental side of the tracks glow nicely with sweet keyboards, riffing guitars, and just the right touch of slightly funky rhythms! There's plenty of gems here we might have overlooked otherwise – definitely the best side of the "yacht rock" revival of the past few years – and tracks include "You Can Do It" by Evie Sands, "Be Here In The Morning" by Renee Geyer, "Gotta Lotta" by Lauren Wood, "It's The Falling In Love" by Carol Baker Sayer, "Crazy" by Valerie Carter, "Isn't It Something" by Franne Golde, "Opening Up To You" by Laura Allen, "Temptation" by Leah Kunkel, "Disco Tech" by Carole King, "Dance The Night Away" by Doris Abrahams, and "Take Me With You" by Lyn Christopher. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco Wailers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Definitive (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure Buddy DeFranco sessions of the 50s – and one that's right on par with his best work for Verve at the time! As with other strong sets by Buddy of the time, the style here is rooted in swing but has plenty of bop inflections – and the tracks are mostly all past the 3 minute mark, with room enough for Buddy's clarinet to solo strongly alongside trumpet from Harry Edison, piano from Jimmy Rowles, and guitar from Barney Kessel! Titles include "Angel Eyes", "A Fine Romance", "Perfida", "I Won't Dance", and "Sweet's Blues". CD also adds in 3 tracks from a live date in 1957 featuring DeFranco with Sonny Clark and Tal Farlow – on tracks that include "Now's The Time", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Fascinating Rhythm". CD

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✨✧ Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousVive Le Rock & Roll – The Unruly World Of French Rock & Roll 1956 to 1962 ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare rockers from the earliest days of the French scene – work that's often much more tied to American styles than French material from a few years later – but in a really great way that hangs onto all the best raw and rockabilly modes of the late 50s! Lyrics are often in French, and most tracks are original – but there's definitely a strong current of influence from Sun Records and other points south in the use of thumping acoustic bass, skittish small drum kits, and fast-riffing guitar – all to accompany the wonderful vocals in the lead. The track list is great, with 22 numbers that go way past early French rock hits – and titles include "Oncle John" by El Toro Et Les Cyclones, "Ils Croient A Leur Danse" by Gelou, "Mon Mari C'Est Frankenstein" by Nicole Paquin, "Rock A Billy" by Les 6 Trognes, "Rock Rock" by Charles Verstaete, "39 De Fievre" by Gabriel Dalar, "Gong Gong" by Danyel Gerard, "Le Rhythme Du Rock" by Jackie Seven, "Twist A Saint Tropez" by Les Chats Sauvages, and "Hello Josephine" by Les Daltons. CD

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Kingsley AmisEnding Up ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 14.00
Kingsley Amis at his best – working in the kind of modes that almost make him the British literary equivalent to director Mike Leigh – with all of the wit and social sensitivity that might imply! The story is set in an old folks home – Tuppenyhappeny Cottage – and is stocked with a cast of characters that are almost out of Fawlty Towers, but handled with a lot more care and depth of spirit – in that Kingsley Amis way of poking at British society, while also loving it at the same time – or at least loving the challenges it can offer in terms of of navigation. Definitely a comedy, but a lot more too – 113 pages, softcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Neil Ardley's New Jazz OrchestraCamden 70 ... CD
Dusk Fire (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A never-issued live set from the legendary Brit leader Neil Ardley – recorded right during his classic years, and featuring a host of leading jazz luminaries of his scene! The material features both original compositions by Neil, plus some surprising other inclusions as well – all wrapped together in some of the most creative jazz orchestra modes of the UK scene of the time, and played by a cast that includes Henry Lowther and Harry Beckett on trumpet, Mike Gibbs on trombone, Dick Heckstall-Smith on tenor and soprano sax, Barbara Thompson on alto and flute, Frank Jellett on vibes, and Dave Greenslade on Hammond and electric piano. The horns are mighty heavy – blowing both with a nice sense of force on the heads, but also allowing some good space for players to really stretch out and do their thing – and although Ardley's got a definite modern bent to his vision here, there's also plenty of stone groovy moments too. Titles include "Rope Ladder To The Moon", "Tanglewood", "Stratusfunk", "Dusk Fire", "Naima", "Rebirth", "Study", "Ballad", and "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe". CD

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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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Lucio BattistiAmore E Non Amore (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dischi Ricordi/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by Italian legend Lucio Battisti – a set that perfectly combines all the different strands of music that were going on in the scene at the time! The album's got definite influences from the prog, sound library, and soundtrack fields – but also comes together with a more unified sound, given the presence of Lucio in the lead – an artist who might have been a straight romantic singer a decade before, but who was very open to the shifts at the time, and really let them influence his music. The mode is a bit like that early 70s moment when both Roberto and Erasmo Carlos were moving past their pop roots in Brazil – and the whole thing will come as a real surprise if you only know some of Lucio's more conventional music. Titles include "Supermarket", "Dio Mio No", "Una", "Una Poltrona Un Bicchiere Di Congnac Un Televisore", and "Se La Mia Pelle Vuoi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and cover – with bonus insert too!)

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 2 – Movie Scenes, The Sequel ... LP
Stones Throw, 2006. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Madlib returns as Beat Konducta for the second volume of his Movie Scenes program – a straight up aural film festival on wax – and perhaps the most hotly anticipated sequel since Return Of The King! There's really no going wrong with Movie Scenes. Madlib's beats on both volumes are short, and instantly nail the groove – moving into the next one just as soon as the scene is set. Another loveable bounty of beats from Madlib – who's gonna make a bad album eventually, no doubt, but he's defiantly great to date! Tracks include "The Rock (Humps)", "Box Top (Cardboard Dues)", "Filthy (Untouched)", "Money Hugger (Gold Diggin'", "Black Mozart (Opus II)", "Two Timer (The Pimp)", "The Come Up (The Come Down)", Toe Fat (Ghetto Zone)", "Snake Charmer (Heads Up)", "African Walk (Zamunda)", "The Forest (Greens)", "Outerlimit (Space Ho)" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $3.99
This one's far more of a straight soul album than most of George Benson's earlier vocal sets – but as usual, the work is pretty high caliber throughout – and George is definitely on top of his game here, effortlessly beating others at the style they'd all started to cop from Benson by the time! Production is mostly by Narada Michael Walden, with that mix of warmth and depth that graced most of his soul sides from the time – but other tracks also get production from Kashif and Tommy LiPuma, who definitely up the pop quotient on the set. Titles include "Teaser", "Shiver", "While The City Sleeps", "Kisses In The Moonlight", "Too Many Times", and "Did You Hear Thunder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
 
 
 



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