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VariousIbiza Mix – Back To The Beats Numero 5 ... CD
ZYX/Galaxis, 1989. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousMusic From The Mountain Provinces ... LP
Numero, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from the mountains of the Philippines – music recorded in the mid 80s, but with a very timeless feel overall! The styles here are unlike anything else we've ever heard – and are certainly light years from the little bit of Philippine pop or rock on record – with a very intimate, up-close approach that features solo stringed instruments, bowed or strummed, short vocal choruses, a few more driving percussion passages, and even a noseflute on one track. Most tracks are quite spare, and have this haunting, evocative quality – even more powerful than you might expect! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl and cover – and comes with a Folkways-styled set of notes!)

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Blonde RedheadMasculin Feminin (2CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 32.98
A motherlode of early Blonde Redhead – with their seminal first 2 albums, Blonde Redhead and La Mia Vita Violenta, plus hard-to-find singles, unreleased demos, live radio performances and more! Blonde Redhead has a way of blending jagged guitar noise with oddly melodic vocals that's somewhat akin to prime Sonic Youth – it's not too surprising they recorded for Steve Shelley's Smells Like label early on – but Blonde Redhead's sound is ultimately all their own. A hell of a strong first few years of recordings by one the more influential indie rock bands of the mid 90s onward! Includes "I Don't Want U", "Astro Boy", "Sciuri Sciura", "Inside You", "Big Song", "Swing Pool", "Girl Boy", "Vague", "Jet Star", "Amescream", "Mama Cita", "Snippet", "Without Features", "(I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off", "Down Under", "Harmony", "Bean", "Jewel", "Flying Douglas", "It Was All So Sudden" (4 track demo) and more. 37 tracks in all – and in the esteemed Numero tradition, comes in a high quality package with heavy duty slipcase, previously unpublished photos, essays and more. CD

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BoscoeBoscoe (with download) ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Joanna BroukHearing Music ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 17.98
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and Robert Ashley, and drank deep of the new compositional spirit of the time – especially in the work of Riley, which is often reflected here, but in a more contemplative way than his own recordings. Music sometimes features a core line on flute, opening up and unfolding slowly – and there's also some nice piano, and even a bit of conch shell and Orca sounds too. Double-length set features the usual strong Numero Group level of notes and history – and contains 22 tracks in all, some of which were only ever issued on cassette! CD
Also available Hearing Music ... LP 18.99

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Joanna BroukHearing Music ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 24.99
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and Robert Ashley, and drank deep of the new compositional spirit of the time – especially in the work of Riley, which is often reflected here, but in a more contemplative way than his own recordings. Music sometimes features a core line on flute, opening up and unfolding slowly – and there's also some nice piano, and even a bit of conch shell and Orca sounds too. Double-length set features the usual strong Numero Group level of notes and history – and contains 22 tracks in all, some of which were only ever issued on cassette! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hearing Music ... CD 13.99

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Bump & The Soul StompersI Can Remember/Standing On The Outside ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
The bump here is a gentle one – a cool slow funk start to a track that turns out to be just the kind of mellow harmony number we love so much! The flipside's equally great – and both cuts have a feel that reminds us of those east coast groups who could be hard and sweet at the same time – like Soul Generation or The Whatnauts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Loren Mazzacane Connors/Jean-Marc Montera/ThurstonMmmr ... CD
Numero Zero Audio, 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jordan De La SierraGymnosphere – Song Of The Rose ... LP
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.98
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's in no rush to let the notes unfold, as he often waits for one to resonate out before starting the next – which creates this very spacious, meditative quality throughout – a mode that's also inspired by Indian music, but much more laidbck and North California! The package reproduces the original 2LP set – complete with artwork and original notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Nate EvansPardon My Innocent Heart/Main Squeeze ... 7-inch
Twinight/Numero, 1972. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
A Chi-soul killer from Nate Evans – a hard-burning track that features great production from the legendary Syl Johnson! "Pardon My Innocent Heart" has a heartbreaking quality that's really wonderful – an almost southern soul sort of approach, but touched with a bit more Chicago sophistication in the arrangements – all held together beautifully by Nate's proud, righteous vocals! "Main Squeeze" has a really classic loping Chicago soul groove – a style that's almost more like work on Brunswick Records from the time – as Nate's vocals soar high and wide, supported by a female backup group! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP
Sky Disc/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we'd rank with the best harmony soul of the early 70s – similar to work from bigger New Jersey groups, like The Moments or Whatnauts – but with an interesting twist too, given the mix of male and female vocals.. Nearly every track on the album is an original tune – conducted with baroque arrangements by George Andrews, and delivered with a near-perfect approach that makes this album a real treasure all the way through – not a soul record that's great because it's rare, but just a great album all the way through. Titles include "Change", "If You Really Want To Make It", "Loving You Makes The World Go Round", "I Hope You Really Love Me", "Mariya", and "La La So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Final SolutionBrotherman ... LP
Numero, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 18.98
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, or any of our favorite soundtrack soul artists from the time – working in a really righteous approach to soul with lots of heavy rhythms on the bottom and rumbling bass in the mix – so that even when the tunes are mellow, there's still a bold, brash sort of power to the set! The vocals are mostly delivered in harmony style, again with a nice edge – a bit like The Impressions work on Three The Hard Way, but with more of an indie soul feel overall, given the production circumstances. Once again, our hats are off to Numero for unearthing this gem. Titles include "Brotherman", "Never Coming Back Again", "I Don't Care", "Girl In My Life", "Gotta Get Through To You", "One Day", "I'm Ready For Love", and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus Numero Trading card too!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $31.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)

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Syl JohnsonComplete Twinight Singles ... LP
Twinight/Numero, New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 25.98
All the incredible Syl Johnson cuts released as Twinight 45s back in the day – nicely assembled as an excellent 2LP compilation by the gentlemen of The Numero Group! If you have yet to take a dip into the Syl Johnson oeuvre, let us just say this is gritty, powerful vintage Chicago soul of the finest caliber, and would be a terrific first step into his kingdom. All cut over a 4 year period, written and produced by the man himself. Simply a stellar batch of one time overlooked, now justifiably revered Twinight gems – including the the sample classic "Different Strokes," strident soul gems "Is It Because I'm Black" and "Concrete Reservation" and many more – including "Going To The Shack", "Ode To Soul Man", "Sorry 'Bout That!", "Come On Sock It To Me", "Take Me Back", "Let Them Hang High", "Thank You Baby", "We Do It Together", "Kiss By Kiss", "Everybody Needs Love", "Same Kind Of Thing", "I'll Take Those Skinny Legs" and more. 29 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonDo You Know What Soul Is ... LP
Numero, 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99
Do you know what soul is? Whether you do or not, this incredible collection of Syl Johnson singles cut for for various small labels back in the day is a prime place to find it! The set is a wonderful collection of the raw, hard soul singles Syl recorded in the 60s for a variety of small Chicago labels, really cutting his teeth as independent singer, songwriter, producer triple threat here after some stellar early singles for Federal and before his underground funky soul LP classics a little later on. Amazing stuff! Titles include "She's Alright", "I Know", "This Heart Of Mine", "Half A Love", "Do You Know What Love Is", "Do You Know What Love Is", "Things Ain't Right", "Surrounded", "Falling In Love Again", "I've Been Talked About", "Straight Love, No Chaser" and "I've Got To Get Over". 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the hardest soul coming out of Chicago at the time, with a gritty feel that's right up there with some of James Brown's best late 60s work – or even better, some of the other obscure acts working in the American underground at the time. A few tunes are familiar from their popularity as classic 45s – but the album's got lots more wonderful numbers that are lesser-known – and all of them are great! Titles include the classic Syl Johnson sample cut "Different Strokes" – plus "Dresses Too Short", "I Can Take Care of Business", "Soul Drippin", "Sorry Bout Dat", "Same Kind Of Thing", and "Come On Sock It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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Syl JohnsonMy Gift ... LP
Federal/Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A perfect snapshot of early Syl Johnson – with all the 45 sides he cut for Federal at the very end of the 50s and into the first couple years of the 60s! This is incredibly prescient work, building off the formative bedrock of late 50s rhythm & blues, while paving the way for gritty but beautiful soul to come! Even at this early point in his career, Syl's voice is a mature vessel for raw emotion. What a gift it is! Includes Syl's smoking cover of James Brown's "Please, Please, Please", "Teardrops", "They Who Love", "Lonely Man", "His Gift", "I've Got To Find My Baby", "She's So Fine – I Just Gotta Make Her Mine", "I Wanna Know", "Well Oh Well", "I'm Looking For My Baby" and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JosephMerry Christmas To You (colored vinyl) ... LP
Numero, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 20.98
A warm funky soul Christmas wish from Joseph Washington Jr, or just Joseph, thank you very much, since we're all friends here! This a private press gem if there ever was one, honestly – recorded in the early 80s, but with a sound more indebted to mid 70s soul and funk – and pretty timeless overall! The songs are all originals, with Joseph himself on lead vocals, bass, piano and synth – backed only guitar, drums and a little bit of sax and harmonica – and some really sweet backing vocals from family and friends. Titles include "Let Me Hang My Mistletoe", "Jesus's Birthday", "Rudolph", "Sharing Christmas With You", "Snowing In The East On Christmas", "Whatcha Gonna Bring Me", "Shopping" and "New Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & white "candy cane" colored vinyl!)

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Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Movement ... LP
Folkways/Numero, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a diversity that's really great – and they're equally well-suited to longer, trippier funk instrumentals, and shorter more soul-based tunes. The vocal numbers are especially haunting, as they've got a moody and sad feel that's more like New Jersey or Detroit group soul of the time than the usual Miami soul – and the funkier tunes have a nice psychedelic approach that uses plenty of sweetly-tuned guitar! 8 tracks in all – "Party Fever", "Precious Wing", "Montgomery Movement", "Gotta Make A Comeback", "Who", "Steal Away", "I'm Standing By", and "Left Me With A Memory". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Penny & The QuartersYou & Me/You Are Giving Me Some Other Love ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
A gem of a sweet soul single from Numero – material that never got issued back in the day! "You & Me" is a tremendous little tune – very spare and sweet, with a completely catchy hook – all put together with a roughness that reminds us of the earliest days of doo wop recording, even though the track is a soul tune all the way through! The unearthed cut first appeared on Numero's Prix label compilation – and in the film Blue Valentine – and it's backed here by the never-heard "You Are Giving Me Some Other Love" – an equally great mellow soul tune, with wonderful slow-moving harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PiscesFlower For All Seasons/In The Summer The Grape Grows ... 7-inch
Numero, 2009. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bonus 45 included with the first run of "A Lovely Sight" LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Joan BaezJoan Baez – Original Master Series ... CD
Vanguard, 1960. Used ... $1.99
One of the most essential debut albums of the 60s folk revival, and the early 60s in general – the great first album from Joan Baez on the Vanguard label – a masterpiece of emotional interpretation and impeccable folk guitar playing! Joan Baez is arguably more legendary as a figure than she his as a musician, in that she was a leader in a movement, but the singer and musician is what makes the biggest impact on us, and here she is at her finest. She's accompanied by second guitarist Fred Hellerman on about half the songs, which include "Silver Dagger", "East Virginia", "House Of The Rising Sun", "All My Trials", "Wildwood Flower", "John Riley", "Little Moses", "Ek Preso Numero Nueve" and more. CD

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✨✧ Piero Piccioni/Lydia MacDonaldMafioso & Other Great Piccioni Scores (plus Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Early soundtrack work from the great Piero Piccioni – heard here on his famous score for the film Mafioso, plus some even cooler more obscure work! The set begins with some jazzy numbers for the film Il Mondo Di Notte Numero 2 – as well as a bold jazz cut from Adua E La Compagne – then moves into the rich score for Mafioso – which has a sardonic blend of darkness and comedy to really fit the narrative of the film. Jazzy elements still pervade in that store – and show up throughout the rest of the CD – which features work from Senilita, L'Imprevisto, Guendalina, and I Magiliari. The set then finishes with a full vocal album – Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald – a great jazz vocal album with English language lyrics by singer Lydia MacDonald! CD

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VariousBrown Door Story ... CD
Brown Door/Shout (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A killer collection of funk and soul from an ultra-hip Bay Area label of the 70s – Oakland's enigmatic Brown Door Records – headed up by funk maestro Marvin Holmes! The music's got a beautifully sunny vibe – all the best Bay Area elements of the time, reflected in the scene-crossing, genre-stepping modes that often made the East Bay way more exciting than anything going on in San Francisco – particularly in the cool crossbreeding that would happen between Berkeley, Oakland, and other communities. Holmes' cuts here are a great example of that – still the funk and jazz of his late 60s music for bigger labels, but also pretty stretched-out and open too – filled with an all-encompassing spirit that rivals the best music from the Fantasy studios at the time – but with a hipper, indie vibe all the way through. This spirit also steps over to the work by other artists on the collection, too – and is told in the rich notes and images included with the heavy booklet – both in English and Japanese, at a level that shows the Shout Productions folks stepping into Numero territory. A wonderfully deep compilation – filled with great cuts that include "You & Me", and "Goin Home" by Faye Marshall, "Making New Friends" and "Trippin On The Sounds" by Jeanie Tracy, "Cain't Get Anuff" by Bill Bell, "I Can't Go Without You (parts 1 & 2)" by Doroth Morrison, "Love Yo Love" and "Confess Your Love" by John Turk & The 3rd Street Annex, and the tracks "Kwame", "You Better Keep Her (7" version)", "Find Yourself (parts 1 & 2)", "Gimme Some Tonight (parts 1 & 2)", "Feel So Good (inst)", "You Girl", "Tell The Truth", and "Kimani Mdogo" by Marvin Holmes & Justice. CD

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✨✧ VariousGroove With A Feeling – Sounds Of Memphis Boogie, Soul, & Funk 1975 to 1985 ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Ace (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
The later years of the Sound Of Memphis studio – cuts from a time when the legendary deep soul powerhouse was trying on some of the newer modes from the end of the 70s! The work here is a real lost slice of Memphis soul – music from a time when the heyday of Stax and Hi Records had long passed, but smaller indies like SOM were going strong – and able to capture the shifting sound in the great soul city – as singers worked in the sorts of funky club and boogie modes you'd more regularly associate with New York or Chicago! The quality level is surprisingly great – especially since there's a nicely indie vibe to these cuts – not polished disco rehash, but the sort of underground club material that we've always loved from reissues on labels like Numero or Soul Cal – coming here from the surprising source of Memphis. Even more importantly, almost all this material never saw the light of day at the time – since the SOM connections to bigger labels had faded – so the whole thing's like a time capsule, taking you back to some real under-exposed days on the Memphis scene! Titles include "Dream Girl" and "Groove With A Feeling" by Freedom Express, "You Can Bet I Can Get You Yet" and "What You Do For Love" by Lee Moore, "Ridin" and "Attraction" by Erma Shaw, "Cold Blooded Sally" by Fran Farley, "New Lang Syne" by Kannon, "I'll Be Around" by The Jacksonians, "Gone" by Vision, "We Need Love" by Donald O'Connor, "Tighter Tighter" by Demetrius & Takelia, and "Don't Fight It" by Louis Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousReal Good Feeling – 20 Funky Nuggets ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Rare cuts from a variety of different sources – maybe presented without the deeper notes of compilations on labels like Ace or Numero, but with a musical quality that's totally great all the way through! We recognize some of these cuts from the Chicago and west coast scenes of the late 60s – but there's also more obscure gems from the 70s south, and other points too – all brought together as a non-nonsense package that reminds us of the kind of less-official funky compilations we used to have to turn to back in the 90s. Titles include "Turn Her Loose" by Chuck Bernard, "I'm Running A Losing Race" by Tyrone Davis, "Real Good Feeling" by Bobby Byrd, "Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away" by Lee Fields, "I Know You Love Me" by The Sisters Love, "Funky Funky Horse (part 1)" by Lester Young & The California Playboys, "If This Ain't Really Love" by Bobby & Cindy, "Baby You're Right" by Monk Higgins, "We'll Meet Again" by Lee Sain, "Jim Jam" by The Ultimate Truth, "Eight Miles High" by Eight Miles High, "Theme For Sisters Greene" by The Greene Sisters, "I'm Gonna Try To Be Real True To You"b y Bird Rollins, "You're The Real Thing" by Pride, "Break Down" by We The People, and "War" by franky & The Spindles. CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSouth Of The Border ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herb Alpert's going South Of The Border again in another marvelous set of modern mariachi tunes – taking that wonderful Tijuana Brass sound, and turning it towards a number of familiar hits of the day! There's equal parts 60s instrumental pop and Latin groove in the mix – and the punctuated yet compressed Alpert production really hits some sublime moments. Herb's really finding his own sound here – not just the one that would be used on other Tijuana Brass albums, but also on the genius to come from A&M! Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Up Cherry Street", "Mexican Shuffle", "El Presidente", "All My Loving", and "Numero Cinco". CD
(Out of print Signature Series edition.)

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✨✧ Harvey ScalesLove-Itis – All The Rare & Unissued 45s From The Vaults Of Magic Touch 1967 to 1977 ... CD
Magic Touch/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully done look at the music of Harvey Scales – a damn funky cat from the Milwaukee scene, finally getting his due! The package is overflowing with groovers – hard funky 45 cuts that Scales recorded for the Magic Touch label – mostly in the late 60s and start of the 70s – wrapped up here in a lavish booklet that's filled with well-researched notes, and vintage photos – a set that really sets a whole new standard for the Tuff City label! Scales' groove is one that we've always loved on 45 – a dancefloor-directed version of soul that falls somewhere in a space between Archie Bell & The Drells and Dyke & The Blazers – but with a heavier sound overall. Yet having all these cuts together in one place seems to give them even more intensity than before – a powerhouse package of 20 rare tracks that run the gamut from upbeat soul to heavy funk to a few early disco numbers as well. Titles include "Love-It is", "Broadway Freeze", "Get Down", "The Yolk", "The Funky Yolk", "Get Down 1970", "Funky Football", "Trying To Survive", "Bump Your Thang", "Groove On Sexy Lady", "Rock The World", "Welcome Home", "The Sound Of Soul", "Too Good To Be True", and "Love Is A Gas". Beautifully done package – with an almost Numero-like feel inside the booklet! CD
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✨✧ VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 (with book) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy LP & Book ... Out Of Stock
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by groups who are better known for funky tracks, other times by overlooked harmony groups and solo singers who rival the greatness of east coast artists like The Moments or Whatnauts! And while the music is totally great on its own – the sort we're usually content to have someone slip us on a dodgy CD – the whole package is even more incredible – a huge 80 page book that features loads of photos, record images, and notes on these obscure giants – really a Numero-level sort of presentation for these amazing tracks. Titles include "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another" by Darling Dears, "Slippin Around" by Thomas East, "Since You've Been Gone" by Little Janice, "Love" by Black Conspirators, "What Am I Waiting For" by Black Exotics, "Who Do You Think You're Fooling (part 1)" by Symphonic Four, "I'll Find A True Love" by Lee Bonds, "Young Girl" by Jazzie Cazzie & The Eight Sounds, and "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet. A really great 2LP package, too, with the book housed nicely in the center! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Ivan BrunettiAesthetics – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an amazing individual, with a character that goes even deeper than his artwork – and this book is something of a memoir, told by Ivan in words that go alongside the images – little stories about their creation, or his own place on the planet at the time – with some cartoons, some cover illustrations, and lots of obscure drawings, sculptures, and physical objects that are a real discovery, even if you've bought his comix and other books. The layout is great – as illuminating as the contents – and the hardcover book is color throughout. Book

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CrampsRockinnReelininAucklandNewZealandXXX ... LP
Vengeance, 1986. Good+ ... $11.99
Vital vinyl snapshot of The Cramps tearing it up in Auckland, New Zealand in 1986! It was right around this time that the group really started touring harder and harder and laying the groundwork for their legacy as one of the greatest live bands rooted in the punk 70s. Really, they're rooted in the trash rock 50s and early 60s, inspiration-wise – and on stage, the mix of roots rock love, sex shop costumes and ghoulish B-Movie twists and turns was an incredible thing to behold. Includes "The Hot Pearl Snatch", "People Ain't No Good", "What's Inside A Girl", "Cornfed Dames", "Sunlasses After Dark", "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?", "Aloha From Hell", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Do The Clam" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Vinyl has numerous marks)

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Genius/GZALiquid Swords (with bonus poster) ... LP
Geffen/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the best production on any Wu project (still to this day, even). One of our absolute favorite albums in the classic Wu pantheon, and indisputably one of the very best – next to Enter The Wu Tang, it's also one of the very few that plays with hard solidity from start to finish. The way GZA's lowkey, unfazable flow delivers this sharp, gritty storytelling over prime RZA production – seriously, it is real Genius! Includes "Labels", "Cold World", "Shadowboxin", "Liquid Swords", "Living In The World Today", "Killah Hills 10304", "Investigative Reports", "Gold", "Duel Of The Iron Mic", "4th Chamber", "Hell's Wind Staff", "Unexplained", "Swordsman" and "I Gotcha Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2011 Get On Down version includes a bonus full-sized poster.)

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Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Good+ ... $33.99
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and comes together as a great full length representation of Gray at his best – and on this first volume, Wardell plays tenor in one group with Al Haig on piano and Roy Haynes on drums – on titles that include "Easy Living", "Twisted", and "Southside". Another combo features Phil Hill on piano – on "Treadin", "Grayhound", and "Blue Gray". And the last combo is Teddy Charles' West Coasters – with Charles on vibes, Frank Morgan on alto, and Sonny Clark on piano – the last two of whom make their debut on the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50th street NYC Pressing. Cover has heavy wear, aged masking tape on all seams, with a split bottom seam and pen on the back. Vinyl plays with numerous clicks and crackles.)

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GwendolynCome To Me (long, short, remix) ... 12-inch
Precision, Mid 80s. Fair ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(FAIR CONDITION. Yellow label pressing in a blue jacket. Label has a name in marker on each side. Vinyl has numerous marks and plays with crackles & clicks.)

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Ernest RanglinBelow The Bassline/Memories Of Barber Mack ... CD
Island (UK), 1996/1997. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Two great later albums from guitarist Ernest Ranglin – back to back in a single package! Below The Bassline is an excellent "comeback" LP for Ernest Ranglin, though astute observers realize he never really went away in the first place! Ranglin was always able to move back and forth easily between the worlds of groovy jazz, playing alongside Monty Alexander on some of his finest 70s sides, and Jamaican studio work, serving guitar duties at Studio One, cutting some of the rhythms that would serve as the foundation for much of the Jamaican music throughout the years! This set finds him in fine form, rendering excellent jazzy versions of numerous classic rhythms with a crack band that includes old mates Monty Alexander and Roland Alphonso and funky drummer Idris Muhammad! 11 tracks in all: "Congo Man", "Surfin'", "King Tubby MeetsThe Rockers", "Satta Massagana", "54-46 (Was My Number)", "None Shall Escape The Judgement", "Ball Of Fire", and "Black Disciples". Memories Of Barber Mack is a wonderful later album from legendary Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin – a lean, funky little set that marks a tremendous return to form for his talents! The album's dedicated to a famous saxophonist, mentioned in the title – but the spare setting has Ranglin's guitar fully in the lead – moving deftly over grooves that are more jazz than Jamaican – served up by a quartet that includes Jon Williams on piano, David Williams on bass, Larry McDonald on percussion, and Sly Dunbar on drums. Production is relatively laidback – especially for the time, and such a project – and titles include "Mountain Breeze", "Undecided", "Papa's Juice Bag", "For Juni", "Fade Away", and "Stop That Train". CD

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Slick RickArt Of Storytelling ... CD
Def Jam, 1999. Used ... $4.99
To our ears, the best Slick Rick LP since his classic first LP from way back when. Nice laid back mid-tempo production throughout. "The Art of Storytelling" is right, with lots of the short stories he's known for. And the numerous guest appearances really work (including Raekwon, Nas, Canibus, Outcast) with the guest MC's adapting their style to Slick Rick's, rather than just doing they're usual material – even Snoop sounds dope on "Unify." As a bonus, there's three live tracks with Doug E. Fresh, including "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." Stand out tracks include "I Own America parts I and II", "Kill Niggaz", "Frozen" with Raekwon, "I Own America", "Why Why Why". CD

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Sly & RobbieUnmetered Taxi – Sly & Robbie's Taxi Productions ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1980s. Used ... $9.99
Earthshaking bass and percolating drums keep this superb set rockin' in fine style! Well known as the lynch pin to so many great rhythms cut from the 70s onward, Sly & Robbie's reputation as one of Jamaica's baddest rhythm sections precedes them. This compilation focuses on tracks produced by the Rhythm Twins, and issued on their Taxi label at the cusp of the 80s, one of numerous peaks in their lengthy career. 22 tracks in all, essential numbers issued here with their mighty instrumental versions: "Baltimore" and "Real Love" by The Tamlins, "Rocky Music" by Struggle, "Tickle Me" by Thrilla, "Shine Eye Gal" by Black Uhuru, "Old Broom" by the Wailing Souls, "Amblique" by Taxi featuring Brian and Tony Gold, "Love and Devotion" by Jimmy Riley, "Revolution (dub plate Version)" and "Revolution" by Dennis Brown and "Heart Made Of Stone" by The Viceroys plus "Baltimore Version", "Rocky Music dub", "Real Love Version", "Tickle Me Version", "Shine Eye Version", "Drunken Master (Love and Devotion Version)", "Revolution Version", "Unmetered Taxi", "Unmetered Taxi Version", "Old Broom Version" and "Heart Made Of Stone Version". As usual, excellent notes and nice package from Pressure Sounds make this set complete! CD
(Out of print. Please note – while the overall sound quality of this recording is excellent, it appears that at least one track was remastered off an original vinyl copy.)

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Veryan WestonDiscoveries On Tracker Action Organs ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Incredible improvisations on a variety of different church organs – all known as "tracker action organs" – with amazing sound throughout! Weston's one of the few folks we've ever heard improvise on a church organ (Fred Van Hove is another) – and the mode on the instrument is completely mesmerizing – as the musician is not only playing the keys and the pedals, but also the air in the room, and the room itself – given the strongly resonant possibilities of the performance! All those elements are captured beautifully here – and with a sense of beauty and color that's breathtaking throughout. Titles include "Quiet Fanfare", "Tirpartite", "Fair With Ground", "Poco A Poco", "Air In A G Pipe", and "Numerous Discoveries". CD

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VariousMusic From The Morning Of The World – The Balinese Gamelan Recorded In Bali By David Lewiston ... CD
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent companion to David Lewiston's other recordings of Balinese gamelan and monkey chants, this set similarly captures the rippling beauty of the gong orchestra. Unlike the Javanese style, which Nonesuch made numerous volumes documenting, the Balinese approach is more aggressive, with a heavier rhythmic approach. Also included here is an excerpt of the great Ketjak monkey chant, with waves of chattering phasing in and out. 10 pieces in all, including "Gamelan Gong Kebyar", "Sekehe Gengong", "Lullaby" and "Gender Wayang: Ansarun". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walt DisneyMickey's Christmas Carol (picture disc) ... LP
Walt Disney, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Sleeve is worn. Vinyl has numerous marks.)

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✨✧ Genius/GZALiquid Swords ... CD
Geffen, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the best production on any Wu project (still to this day, even). One of our absolute favorite albums in the classic Wu pantheon, and indisputably one of the very best – one of the very few that plays with hard solidity from start to finish. The way GZA's lowkey, unfazable flow delivers this sharp, gritty storytelling over prime RZA production – seriously, it is real Genius! Includes "Labels", "Cold World", "Shadowboxin", "Liquid Swords", "Living In The World Today", "Killah Hills 10304", "Investigative Reports", "Gold", "Duel Of The Iron Mic", "4th Chamber", "Hell's Wind Staff", "Unexplained", "Swordsman" and "I Gotcha Back". CD
Also available Liquid Swords (with bonus poster) ... LP 19.99
 
 
 



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