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ExcitersCaviar & Chitlins ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
An amazing record by one of our favorite female soul groups! The Exciters were always great on their bigger girl group recordings of the mid 60s, but on this set, they really hit a cool sound – New York uptown production in the back, contrasted with the girls' raw soul vocals up in front – a spectacular approach all-around, one that pushes the album past cliches of other girl soul records from the time! Arrangements are by George Patterson and Teacho Wiltshire – and the record includes the massive uptempo groover "Blowing Up My Mind", plus "Turn Me On", "Give It All", "Always", "Missing", "You Got Me", and "Movin Too Slow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weldon IrvineSpirit Man ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters Charles Sullivan and Everett Blood Hollins, and saxophonist Sonny Fortune – both players who really help the album find some soulful structure! The album's all-instrumental, and has Weldon really taking off on the keyboards – not just using them for main solos, but also dropping in cool noisy bits and analogue effects that really sound great – almost out-Herbieing Herbie Hancock for the record, and turning in some of his biggest classics on wax! Titles include the massive sample cut "We Gettin' Down", plus "Jungle Juice", "Blast Off", "Softly", "Power & The Glory", "Yasmin", and "Pogo Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)

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✨✧ Masta KillaLoyalty Is Royalty ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
The return of always sharp Wu Tang hero – with a pretty solid set on Nature Sounds! Includes "Return Of The Masta Kill" feat Young Dudas & Cappadonna, "Loyalty Is Royalty (RIF – Rappin' Is Fundanmental)" feat AB & JR, "Therapy" feat Method Man & Redman, "OGs Told Me" feat Boy Backs & Moe Roc, "Wise Words" feat RZA (his production, too!), "Trouble" and "Down With Me" feat Sean Price, "Tiger And The Mantice" feat Inspectah Deck & GZA, "Real People" with Prodigy & KXNG Crooked, "Noodles Pt 1" produced by Illmind and "Noodles Pt 2" produced by Masta Killa himself and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (50th anniversary 2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Date/Nature Sounds, 1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey sort of approach that's unlike anything else we can think of – and certainly different from any other late 60s albums of this type! The production is totally great – and has a way of pulling out some of the weirdest aspects of the music – which itself features guitar from Billy Butler and Eric Gale, bass from Bob Bushnell, tenor and flute from Seldon Powell, and organ and piano from Richard Tee – who also handled all the arrangements on the set! The centerpiece is the hit single "Funky Donkey", but just about every track's a groover in its own way – and titles include "Soul Drums", "Bill's Groove", "Jimmy's Back", "Testifyin", "Modern Jive", "Blow Your Lid", "Bee N Tee", and "Soul Bossa Nova". This new edition includes 8 bonus tracks, with a couple rare 45 tracks and more that have never been released – all soulful & funky – well paired with the Soul Drums album! Bonus tracks are in stereo, and include "Alexander's Rag Time Band", "Genuine John", "Soul Clappin", "If You Never Cried", "Stop" and "Time Is Tight". Also comes with a nice booklet with new liner notes, and choice quotes from Purdie's peers and those he influenced, from Galt MacDermot to Large Professor. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiGrazie! (with bonus mix CD) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very cool tribute to the legendary Piero Umiliani – a special set of rare tracks from the composers archives – and one that focuses mostly on his more unusual sound library material! The core inspiration for the album was a special mix of the coolest Umiliani sounds by compiler Mike Wallace – a mix that's also included here on a bonus CD – and the vinyl component presents the songs as they were originally mastered – these amazing little explosions in sonic creativity from one of the best talents on his scene! Titles include "Easy Rhythm", "Chaser", "Le Ore Che Contano", "Coast To Coast", "Viaggio Nel Tempo", "L'Uomo E La Citta", "Open Space", "Tanto Lontano", "Nostalgia", "Tropical River", and "Lady Magnolia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)
 
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Sam SpenceSam Spence Sounds ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Amazing sounds from the groovy Sam Spence – an American composer who worked heavily in Germany during the 60s and 70s, turning out some really cosmic sounds in the process! The cuts here are a wonderful mix of funky sound library grooves and more electronic numbers – a beautiful blend that makes the record come off with a lot more charm than other compilations of this nature – a balance between striking and sensitive moments that's really great! Some of the moogier cuts get very wild – offbeat, spacey, and pretty darn hip – and the straighter grooves offset these nicely by swinging back to more familiar Finders Keepers territory! Titles include "Psycho 2", "Sylvia", "Ice Glaze", "Flying Low", "Electric Texas", "The Searcher", "Frog Spawn", "Water World", "Swamp", "Sunken Ship", "Cosmetic 2", "World As One", "MS 11", "Ringo", and "Industrial Science". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maria Teresa LucianiSounds Of The City (Suoni Di Una Citta) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing sonic portrait of the modern city – one created on the early 70s Italian scene, but lost to the shifting sands of time, due to its release as a sound library-only album! We've heard Maria Teresa Luciani on a few other records of this nature – but this one may well be her greatest – music that's beyond categorization in the way it presents its subject – not really jazz or soundtrack styles at all, but also not some sort of too-modern compositional idiom either. Instead, the whole thing seems to make some sort of honest, organic sense – as it presents differing aspects of the city, both residential and commercial, public and private – often with a sense of darkness in the immediate approach, but also with a current of hope at times too. Titles include "Public Gardens", "Modern Residential Complex", "Supermarket", "Poor Neighborhoods", "Power Station", "Traffic", and "International Airport". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Market BrassCheat & Start A Fight (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Don't let the "brass" in the title throw you off – as these guys are more of an Afro Funk ensemble than any sort of New Orleans-styled group – a combo that's actually only got a single trumpet and trombone in the mix, alongside loads of riffing guitar and heavy percussion! The sound is very much in the best Africa 70 lineage – with all elements coming down right on the groove, in an all-instrumental approach that really lets all the players do the talking with their sounds – including a tremendous tenor saxophonist, whose raspy lines may well be worth the price of the album alone! All tracks are originals – and the all-instrumental approach really gives these guys a freshness, compared to some of the more vocally-based groups of this nature – a sound that's more searing overall, and which brings plenty to bear in the process. Titles include "The Powers", "Gloom", "Pocket Baby", "Moon King", "Midnight Pyre", "Mob Rules", and "Half A Cig". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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CA QuintetTrip Thru Hell (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Take a trip through hell with the CA Quintet – an obscure late 60s combo from the Twin Cities – and one who've got more than enough psychedelic power to live up to the Cali promise of their name! The album's got a pretty amazing cover – nude models dancing in a satanic landscape – and the sounds within are even more incredible – way more eerie and offbeat than other records of this nature, with a true undercurrent of evil that really comes through in both the darkness of the instrumentation, and the creepy way the vocals are put across. Titles include "Trip Thru Hell" – in two parts – plus "Sleepy Hollow Lane", "Smooth As Silk", "Cold Spider", and "Colorado Mourning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)

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Arnold Dreyblatt & The Orchestra Of Excited StringPropellers In Love ... LP
Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort of American acoustic tradition – and instead follows in a direction inspired by the minimalists of the 70s – Glass, Reich, Riley, and others – as Dreyblatt works here with a quintet to create these beautifully flowing passages of notes and tones – almost like some of the larger compositions by Reich and Riley, but with a much more spontaneous combo vibe. Other instrumentation includes drums, wood block, modified piano, and violin – and titles include "Pedal Tone Dance", "Lucky Strike", "Odd & Even", "Harmonics", "Bowing", and "Propellers In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Basil KirchinWorlds Within Worlds ... LP
Island/Superior Viaduct, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! In other words, Basil brings together woodwind instruments, cello, organ, arco bass, Alp horn, and flugelhorn – alongside elements from the sounds of gorillas, hornbills, and flamingos – all of them deconstructed, abstracted, then built up anew with a quality that's quite far from their origin! The music may well be some of the darkest and moodiest that Kirchin ever recorded – and some of the densest and most textural too. Each side features one full song – the titles "Emergence" and "Evolution". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis – so Ra really center stage on the keys, and spends most of the record making some really weird and wonderful sounds on the moog – showing the world that, although the instrument was already gaining popularity in the hands of others, nobody could handle the futuristic sound machine like the spaceman himself! The mix of moog with avant jazz solos is completely sublime – and titles include "Intergalactic II", "To Nature's God", "The Code Of Interdependence", "The Perfect Man (complete tracking session)", and the 17 minute "Space Probe"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Rovi (Piero Umiliani)Due Temi Con Variazioni (aka Blue Nude) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really unusual album from soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – sounds originally composed for the film Blue Nude in 1977, but only later issued on vinyl as a sound library session under Umiliani's alias of Rovi! The soundtrack is surprisingly jazzy for the time – especially giving that so many other Italian film scores were throwing in a bit of disco – a great extension of Umiliani's genius, and quite different than some of his electronic or more experimental work of the period! The sound is never straight jazz – but kind of a cool 70s variant on the jazzy nature of Umiliani's early scores from the first part of the 60s – some great themes played in a variety of ways, often with a different solo instrument in the lead – trumpet, tenor, guitar, etc – and the score features sets of two different melodies – one "Blue" one "Easy" – offered in these different variations, with players who include Cicci Santucci on trumpet, Roberto Scoppa on tenor, Enrico Pieranunzi on Fender Rhodes, and Umiliani himself on a big of moog! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFeeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a decade, the label's very well-poised to dig up the kind of rare nuggets that often put most other compilations of this nature to shame – cuts that have yet to be discovered, collected, and sampled by most of the rest of us! The groove is unstoppable throughout, and the cuts are the best sort of rare funky 45s – tight, short, and packing a hell of a punch – that sound that only came from deep deep deep in the American underground at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Basement Jam" by TNT Powerhouse, "Walkin The Duck" by Jim Pipkin & Boss Five, "Wake Me Up" by George Johnson, "Big Bear" by Big Bear Revue, "The Swimming Monkey" by Harold Andrews & The Sha-Bangs, "It Ain't What You Do" by Little Caesar & The Euterpeans, "Karate" by Mr Clean & The Cleansers, "Strut Your Stuff" by Donald Ray & Revue, "Shing-A-Ling Baby" by Donnie Sanders & Don Juans, "What About Mars" by Moony Moon, "Silver Black Summer Day" by Living Funk, and "No That Ain't Groovy" by Al Sinclair. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch – the previously unreleased "I Feel A Groove Comin ON" by South Side.)
Also available Feeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – all of which they do incredibly well! There's a touch of Brazilian elements on the guitars at points, and some deeper contemporary soul on the great vocals from Vivian Garcia – a singer who really adds a lot to the music when she steps into the spotlight – and the group even play around with some more Caribbean influences from time to time, keeping things freshly diverse, but never in a way that sounds unplanned or out of control. Titles include "La Lluvia", "Locas", "Uno Somos Todos", "Sabrosa", "Esso Strut", and "Iwbwu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (5LP set) ... LP
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 5LP ... Out Of Stock
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Divine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (3CD set) ... CD 26.99
 
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✨✧ Dego & KaidiSo We Gwarn ... LP
Sound Signature, 2017. New Copy 2 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Dego and Kaidi Tatham – a duo we've been loving since their post-4Hero work as Silhouette Brown – a team who've only gotten better and better as the years go on! There's a soaring vision here that's way more than club – even though there's some clubbier elements in the mix – a future jazz style that's heavy on keyboards, which evolve from 70s modes into something even more righteous – and find interplay with a range of acoustic and electric elements, mostly in an instrumental mode – and with all these funky, jagged currents around the edges! The whole thing's a righteous trip through space and beyond – soaring to the skies on music that weaves together perfectly through the course of the album – on titles that include "It's All For Us", "Nayabinghi Warriors", "Maroon Strategies", "See & Blind Hear & Deaf", "Too Much Ginger", "Treasure Beach", "Decide What You Choose", "Don't Put Your Hat Where Your Hand Can't Reach It", "The Sorrell Sweet", and "It's All For Us". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Theo ParrishParallel Dimensions ... LP
Sound Signature, 2000. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Detroit future house genius Theo Parrish! Parallel Dimensions couldn't be a more appropriate title for the set – as Parrish takes the languorous, hypnotic elements learned from years in the Detroit house scene and blends those loops and beats with a rich tapestry of distorted organic sounds and rhythms. Dissonant horns, keys and chanted vocals filter throughout these long numbers – sort of holding the groove together for the trippier soundscapes. The vibe is wholly unique – going way beyond a simple dancefloor groove – into territory that works on a deeper, headier level! A signature statement from the hugely talented Theo Parrish! Tracks include"Nefarious Stranger", "Serengeti Echoes", "So What Now", "Reaction To Plastic", "Brain", "Space Ghosts", "Summertime Is Here", "Violet Green", and "Anasies Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Parallel Dimensions ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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