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New Mr ComplexHold This Down ... CD CD format
Core, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
16 cuts, with guest spots from a bunch of underground cats, and a few numbers produced by Spinna. Includes "Definition of Complex", "Bomb Threats", "Put Your Head by the Speaker", "The Day Your Ass Got Ignited" & "Stupid Dope Fresh". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)
 
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Bush BabeesGravity ... CD CD format
Warner, 1996. Used ... $6.99
While we did like the Bush Babees first LP, it veered a bit further into the commercial realm than we care for on some cuts, probably due to Jermaine Dupri's involvement. This second effort, available only as a promo on vinyl, is the one to check for. There's less of the ragga style here, and tight post-Native Tongues production by Mr. Man, Shawn J Period, the Ummah, Rahzel and Pos of De La. In fact we'd be tempted to call this second generation Native Tongues, if it didn't stand so well on it's own, and merit guest spots that seem more like full fledged participation by Q-tip and Mos Def. Includes "God Complex", "Melting Plastic", "The Love Song", "Gravity", "Wax", "3 MCs", "Rock roots", "SOS", "Maybe", "The Beatdown", "The Ruler", "In Meh Dreams" and "The Ninth Presentation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chad & JeremyArk (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Columbia/Rev-Ola, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The last Columbia album from the team of Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde – and a record that's even more baroquely brilliant than their previous set, Of Cabbages & Kings! Chad & Jeremy have really gone over the top here – reaching into fuller orchestrations and deeper social themes that rival their most complex contemporaries – sitting in a special space somewhere between The Zombies and The Moody Blues, and working at a level that haunts the most heavenly corners of both of those influences! As on Cabbages, Gary Usher produced – and really manages to make Chad's arrangements sound great – using the cellos and woodwinds without any overdone qualities, and really keeping the acoustic guitar high enough in the mix to maintain a sense of sincerity in the tunes. Titles include "The Raven", "Pipe Dream", "Transatlantic Trauma 1966", "Sidewalk Requiem Los Angeles June 5th & 6th", "Paxton Quigley's Had The Curse", "Pantheistic Study For Guitar & Large Bird", "The Emancipation Of Mr X", "The Ark", and "Painted Dayglow Smile". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Letter To A London Girl", "Pipe Dream", and "The Song Of The Love Child (Tobey's Song)". CD

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Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod)Mass In F Minor (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Reprise/Linea (Germany), 1967. Used ... $9.99
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". CD features 2 bonus cuts – "Hey Mr President" and "Flowing Smoothly". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mass In F Minor ... LP 11.99

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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP LP format
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from the legendary King Errison – who cut a fair bit of funky records under his own name too. Many of the tracks are older numbers, but mixed with new tunes here – co-penned by arranger/producers Michael Viner and Perry Botkin – and the rhythms here are even more offbeat and complex than the first time around. Titles include the classic "When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In the Spring" – plus "Sing Sing Sing", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Topsy", "Satisfaction", "Kiburi", and "Sharp Nine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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Sole & Moodswing 9Banquet Of Sarcasm (voc, inst)/Three Men In A Bar (voc, inst)/Third Person (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
45 Below/Anticon, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Banquet of Sarcasm has that noisy distorted underground sound, but with a little more energy and a little less abstract/off-beat vocals. Mr. Complex and D-Story of the Arsonists are featured on Three Men In A Bar. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – and more proof that Mr. M was a genius in the studio who could completely transform anyone's sound into a complex jazzy groove! The title cut, "Music Is My Sanctuary," is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and creasing.)
Also available Music Is My Sanctuary ... CD 6.99

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New VariousSuperrappin Vol 2 Instrumentals ... LP LP format
Groove Attack (Germany), 2001. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "This Is What They Meant" by Pete Rock & Grand Agent, "Y'all Not Ready" by The Infamous MC, "AM/PM" by K-Otix, "Ships Pass" by J-Live, "Ol' Crew" by Mr Lif, "I Gotta Have It Again" by Royal Flush, "Truth In Position" by Maspyke, "1 Of A Kind" by Bravo & Sandman, "Do That Dance" by Declaime featuring Medaphoar, "So Amazing" by Thrust, "Late October" by 5 Deez, "How You Love That" featuring I.G.Off & Hazadus, "Last Call Pt 2" by Obscure Disorder, "I Don't Know Either" by Mr Complex, "Break Through" by Gauge, "Carolina Skies" by Loer Velocity featuring Probe.Dms (Cvees), and "Kali Wow" by Khali Wild! 17 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the stickered sleeve.)

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New BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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New Ralph SharonMusic For The Late Hours – The Tony Bennett Songbook ... CD CD format
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great instrumental sounds from pianist Ralph Sharon – a player who's maybe best known as the key 60s accompanist for vocalist Tony Bennett – heard here in an album that's a tribute to his boss! All tunes are classics made big by Bennett during his years a Columbia Records in the 50s and early 60s – but they're reworked quite strongly by Sharon, who's a far more complex and fluid pianist that you'd know if you only heard him working with a singer. There's a great late nite vibe to the record – really fitting the title and cover – and titles include "The Good Life", "One For My Baby", "The Kid's A Dreamer", "Just In Time", "Blues For Mr T", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
 
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Calvin KeysVertical Clearance ... CD CD format
Wide Hive, 2006. Used ... $8.99
A real return to greatness for 70s jazz funk guitarist Calvin Keys – and a session that features some especially great guest work from Doug Carn and Sonny Fortune! The sound here is even more solid than Calvin's previous set for Wide Hive – a groove that's a bit more complicated, and less in the easy retro funk mode that other players of his era have gone for in recent years. The rhythms are often nicely complex, and dance around with a sophistication that belies Keys' roots on the ultra-hip Black Jazz label – a sound that's supported strongly by Carn's soaring organ lines, Fortune's angular reeds, and some great work from other players – such as Babatunde Lee on drums, Roger Glenn on vibes, and Phil Ranelin on trombone. Titles include "Proceed With Caution '06", "Spreading Spirit", "Mrkgy", "Seven & Sonny Straight Up", "Blue D", "Drunk Monk", and "Last Exit". CD

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New Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP LP format
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, guitar from Captain Beefheart, violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Reprise pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole and some seam splitting in the top.)

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New Calvin KeysVertical Clearance ... CD CD format
Wide Hive, 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real return to greatness for 70s jazz funk guitarist Calvin Keys – and a session that features some especially great guest work from Doug Carn and Sonny Fortune! The sound here is even more solid than Calvin's previous set for Wide Hive – a groove that's a bit more complicated, and less in the easy retro funk mode that other players of his era have gone for in recent years. The rhythms are often nicely complex, and dance around with a sophistication that belies Keys' roots on the ultra-hip Black Jazz label – a sound that's supported strongly by Carn's soaring organ lines, Fortune's angular reeds, and some great work from other players – such as Babatunde Lee on drums, Roger Glenn on vibes, and Phil Ranelin on trombone. Titles include "Proceed With Caution '06", "Spreading Spirit", "Mrkgy", "Seven & Sonny Straight Up", "Blue D", "Drunk Monk", and "Last Exit". CD
Also available Vertical Clearance ... CD 8.99
 
 
 



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