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OctaviusAudio Noir ... LP
Mush, 2003. Sealed 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 9 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! Titles include "Mr Blues" by Jo & Ann, "Hey Hully Gully No 2" by Van Pince & His Complex, "Danger" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Living By The Gun" by Dick Holler & His Rockets, "I'm Waitin" by Lee Richards with Left Bates Orchestra, "The Web" by Abie Available Baker, "The Place" by Johnny Guidry with Jeanie & The Clowns, and "Sweetheart" by Frank Heppingstall. LP, Vinyl record album
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Nicholas CarrasMr Peters' Pets (yellow vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A very cool soundtrack for a very weird movie – an early 60s nudie film, but one that's a fair bit tamer and sweeter than material from later in the decade! The focus here is on the music – which is surprisingly well-done, and mixes jazz with exotic currents – often with a lot more thoughtfulness than you might expect, at a level that puts some of the best tracks here right up there with the best early 60s Italian noir jazz classics. Nicholas Carras wrote and conducted – but there's a tenorist on the album that really makes the whole thing great, someone who can play with the depth of Plas Johnson at his best. Titles include the eleven-minute "A Happy Turtle" – plus "Jungle Duck", "Three Sporty Ladies", "Petey's Sweeties", "The Happy Animal", "Animal Ambrosia", and "My Little Shasta". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl – plus DVD of the feature film, and a bonus zine too!)

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ChampignonsPremiere Capsule ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Mighty funky mushrooms from the Canadian scene of the early 70s – a group who work with a jazzy sort of energy, but also know when to rock out as well – serving up this wonderful blend of saxes, organ, guitar, bass, and drums! The songs are mostly instrumental, and kind of poised between late beat group and early prog modes – usually with a great sort of groove going on at the bottom, almost soul jazz moving into fusion – and solos that get the job done, but all without ever getting too overindulgent! The group's a sextet, and are wonderfully sharp throughout – on titles that include "Folies Du Mercredi", "Pop Pino", "Le Ghetto Noir", "Dynamite", "Le Train", and "Le Chateau Hante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die 2 ... LP
Linear Labs, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
A superior sequel to Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's Twelve Reasons To Die saga – cementing the mid teens Ghostface creative resurgence in a major way – with some of the finest production work by Younge to date! It's a stunning reminder of how sharp Ghostface can be this late in the game when he's really feeling it, and he's a gracious host here, too – collaborating with Raekwon on the mic throughout the record, even featuring some moody narration by RZA – and seriously impressive guest appearances by Scarab, Lyrics Born, Chino XL and Bilal. There's a real mythology to the project, with a loose, but genuinely compelling narrative arc – combining prime Wu school crime noir rhymes and soundtrack funk production inspired by giallo, Blacksploitation and Younge's own distinct genius. Includes "Powerful One", "Daily News", "Return Of The Savage" with Raekwon & RZA, ,"Death's Invitation" with Scarab, Lyrics Born and Chino XL, "King Of New York", "Let The Record Spin" and "Blackout" with Raekwon, "Resurrection Morning" with Raekwon and Bilal and "Life's A Rebirth" with RZA. LP, Vinyl record album

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ViscountsHarlem Nocturne ... LP
Amy, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic little record from this 60s instrumental group – a set that probably got more play among the rock crowd than the jazz scene – but one we strongly associate with the latter, given the strength of the tenor solos! That instrument, featured in a sexy scene on the cover, gets plenty of heavy play here – blown in a soulful mode that recalls 50s work by artists like Sam "The Man" Taylor, Red Prysock, or Sil Austin – but set to a slight 60s vibe with some guitar-based instrumentation that rings out in almost a crime jazz mode – sometimes mixed with organ, recorded like a small instrumental combo – but with a echoey, late nite vibe that feels more like a noir soundtrack at all the best moments. In addition to the hit title reading of "Harlem Nocturne", other titles include "Dig", "Viscount Rock", "The Touch", and "Chug A Lug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, in great shape otherwise.)

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Adrian YoungeProduced By Adrian Younge EP ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Adrian Younge's a talent who never sleeps – a producer/musician who's always on to new projects and new records – including some surprisingly great soundtrack efforts in recent years! Here, Younge takes a bit of time to collaborate with four different lyricists – Georgia Anne Muldrow, Estelle, Gallant, and Black Thought – each of whom get their chance to shine in the vocal spotlight, while Adrian handles all the other instrumentation in the studio – with just a bit of help from the great Terrace Martin on keyboards, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on acoustic piano and scratches. The set features eight tracks in all – vocal and instrumental versions of titles that include "February", "Home", "Strobe Lights", and "Noir". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AfriquaColored (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
R&S, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Afriqua's got a continental reference in his name, but a sound that's very forward-thinking overall – music that's supposedly inspired by classics from Roy Ayers, Quincy Jones, and Weldon Irvine – but which sounds completely different than those inspirations! Instead, Afriqua's sound is almost a sci-fi reimagining of a new future in which the past has been pulled forward and completely transformed – almost as if someone took all the energy that 4Hero were going for 20 years back, then cut it up, slimmed it down, and put it back together – offering up a double-process reworking of old school elements. The cover bears elements of Chicago house party flyers, and even our fantastic WBMX radio station from back in the day – but the music is completely contemporary, and very distinct – with tracks that include "Noir", "Upstream", "Sociodelic", "Shout", "Dope", "Tema", "At Last", "Space Dookie", "Whatever Means", "Burns", "Native Sun", and "Zenith". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Erick CosaqueChinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from Guadeloupe – served up by Erick Cosaque – a singer, percussionist, and key figure in the gwo-ka genre – yet an artist who works in a special space that's all his own! The tunes here definitely have the heavy percussion of gwo-ka, but they also bring in plenty of elements of funk and soul – the latter from Erick's amazing vocal style, which has this really deep flow that's wrapped around a set of French and Creole lyrics, but which has amazing power even if you can't understand the language! There's lots of great elements on keyboards and electric bass, which further helps underscore the funkier part of the music – and the whole thing is the kind of wonderful blend we've always loved from the criss-crossing of cultures in Guadeloupe, but also in a mode that's head and shoulders above most of the rest. Titles include "Joue Zizipan", "Donatien", "Embawgo", "De Chate Cole", "De Ti Mo Pawol Cweol", "L'Heureux Noir", "Jean La Line La Clere", and "Desere Nou De May". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francois BayleElectrucs ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Boy, that cover alone is more than enough to draw us in – a frizzy-headed guy sitting amidst a whole host of 70s studio gear – but we've also always loved the music of Francois Bayle, which has always been some of the most striking in the French electronic tradition! The work here is all previously unreleased – and side one features a host of spare, stark tracks that has Bayle working with a portable set of 70s electronics – with a feel that's more intimate than the scope of the image on the cover might make you expect – as Bayle creates all these weird and wonderful cycles of sound on the album's short tracks. Titles include "Ennemi Intime", "Voltage Stomp", "Quadrille", "Crepuscule", "Train Noir", and "La Chose". The work on side two is maybe a bit closer to a tradition that would include Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer – and titles include "Marpege", "Foliophonie", and "Cinq Dessins En Rosace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
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Diane DenoirDiane Denoir ... LP
Discos De Planta/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The debut album from Uruguayan singer Diane Denoir – served up with heavy help from Eduardo Mateo of the legendary group El Kinto! Like Mateo's work, the music here is a bit beyond easy comparison – in a rock or pop structure, but with lots of deeper ideas too – a bit like the changes in the post-1968 underground in Paris, where more sophisticated styles of songwriting and arrangement really led the way past simpler pop of the previous decades. Mateo handles some of the arrangements – with Gustavo Beytelmann and Alberto Nunez Palacio too – and the music is full of beautiful elements that resonate strongly with the voice, in complex genre-stepping modes that bridge a space between late 60s A&M and Island Records. Titles include "El Adios", "Quisiera", "Las Flores Nuevas", "Y Hoy Te Vi", "Los Hijos De Don Manuel", "Esa Tristeza", "Jacinta", and "Mirate Los Ojos". LP, Vinyl record album

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JB Lenoir/Sunnyland Slim/Lazy Bill LucasChance Vintage Blues – R&B Crops Vol 23 – Directly From Chicago 50s ... LP
Chance/P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A very cool collection of rare Chance Records material from the Chicago scene of the postwar years! The set features a few tracks each with Lazy Bill Lucas, Sunnyland Slim, and JB Lenore – including some rare alternate takes. Tracks mostly feature James on vocals and guitar, with just a bit of piano and bass to back him up. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Cover and obi have some very light aging near the top.)

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✨✧ Daniel WhiteLa Comtesse Noire/Des Frissons Sur La Peau ... LP
Omega Productions (France), 1973/1975. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two obscure soundtracks for equally obscure films directed by Euro-sex maestro Jess Franco – laid out here back to back on a single set! La Comtesse Noire has music that moves slowly, but with a nicely slinky vibe – and a fair bit of wordless female vocals that are maybe in an Edda Dell'Orso style, but also have some warmer currents too – almost jazzy at times, echoed by some jazzy paino work on one track – which makes a very surprising sound for a movie like this! Titles include "La Mort A La Bouche", "Eromantic Jazz", "Eromantic Lounge", "Eromantic Piano", "Vox Intima", and "La Comtesse Noire". Des Frissons Sur La Peau follows with more great wordless vocals – but also maybe has more piano lines in the lead, too – echoing a very nice main melody that's both sad-tinged and sexy – a nicely creepy blend! Titles include the funky "Viree Nocturne", plus a few variations on the "Des Frissons" theme – and some bonus material from the sessions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Francoise HardyEntr'acte ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Unusual 70s work from Francoise Hardy – a set that's got a deeper rock feel than some of her 60s pop, kind of a mature darkness that we really like! The sound isn't really in Jane Birkin territory, but it's got a breathy sort of feel on the mellower numbers – one that trips along nicely with a bit of keyboards and more pronounced guitar – which takes the lead a bit more on some of the upbeat tracks. Bits of strings are added, but often lightly – to make things a bit sadder, as you might hear in the work of Nico – who might be another good comparison here, although Hardy's not as bleak. Titles include "Chanson Noire", "Ce Soir", "Merveileux", "Et Voila", "Je Te Cherche", "S'Il Avait Ete", and "Fin D'Apres-Midi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting and light surface wear.)

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Gary NumanI Assassin (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atco/Beggars Banquet, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Gary Numan's looking mighty noirish on the cover – and the record continues that fantastic run of dark-edged electro pop that made the man one of the most important song stylists of his generation! A few tracks here are maybe more tuneful than before – with some surprisingly bright moments – but overall, the Numan vibe is still very much in place – and those trademark vocals are completely wonderful. Titles include "White Boys & Heroes", "This Is My House", "The 1930s Rust", "We Take Mystery To Bed", "War Songs", "Music For Chameleons", and "I Assassin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green colored vinyl pressing.)

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Jean Claude VannierL'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A baroque instrumental masterpiece from Jean Claude Vannier – Serge Gainsbourg's right hand man at the start of the 70s, and a key figure in the legendary Histoire De Melody Nelson album! The feel here is very much along the lines of work that Serge was doing at the time – larger orchestrations mixed with smaller instrumentation – in a level that's often funky, always baroque, and very much in the best Sexopolis styles of the French pop scene of the time! There's a marked similarity here to some of the work of Michel Colombier – but unlike Colombier, and Gainsbourg, there's no vocals at all on these tracks – and the main genius is carried by Vannier's incredibly arranged strings, rolling rhythms, fuzzy guitars, and dark little soundtrack-styled groove! Some tracks are wonderfully funky, others are moody and tripped-out – and the whole thing's a masterpiece that we'd file right up there with our favorite French work of the time! Titles include "L'Enfanta La Mouche Et Les Allumettes", "Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi", "Mort Du Roi Des Mouches", "Le Papier Tue-Enfant", "Les Garde Volent Au Secours Du Roi", and "Petite Agonie De L'Enfant Assassin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 10th anniversary repress.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Django ReinhardtJazz From Paris ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some obscure work – and nice! We really dig side one of this LP – as it's got Diz in one of his rare "with strings" sessions, recorded here with backings by the Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra, on tunes that include "Night & Day", "The Man I Love", "My Old Flame", and "I Waited For You". Diz's work in this respect is very similar to Charlie Parker's – with lots of moody overtones, and broad washes of dark tone and emotion. Django's work is from his last recording date ever – with accompaniment by Maurice Vander, Pierre Michelot, and Jean-Louis Vialle, on tunes that include "Insensibilement", "Nuages", "Night & Day", and "Manoir De Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Gary NumanI Assassin ... LP
Atco, 1982. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gary Numan's looking mighty noirish on the cover – and the record continues that fantastic run of dark-edged electro pop that made the man one of the most important song stylists of his generation! A few tracks here are maybe more tuneful than before – with some surprisingly bright moments – but overall, the Numan vibe is still very much in place – and those trademark vocals are completely wonderful. Titles include "White Boys & Heroes", "This Is My House", "The 1930s Rust", "We Take Mystery To Bed", "War Songs", "Music For Chameleons", and "I Assassin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available I Assassin (green vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Marius CultierMarius Cultier ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Vintage work from Marius Cultier – a singer with roots in the Antilles, but who found a very welcome audience in the French Canadian scene – where he recorded this great little groover at the start of the 70s! Marius has this rich vocal style that's often best set up next to rhythms that move quickly with some inspiration from his roots, but which also borrow bits of modern jazz and soul too – the latter especially on the album's few instrumental moments, which seem to have Marius soloing on piano and organ! Yet it's his voice that's the real treat – slightly raspy, and with a compelling approach to the French language lyrics of the tunes – on titles that include "Adieu Foulard", "Mister Joy", "Panama/Haiti", "Sylvie", "Je Veux De Toi", "Les Ailes D'Un Oiseau", and "Les Anges Noirs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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