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Black Oak ArkansasBalls Of Fire ... CD
MCA/Repertoire, 1976. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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German OakDown In The Bunker (3CD set) ... CD
Bunker/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 20.98
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of the period! Yet there's a brooding quality here that's different than Can, Faust, or other groups – maybe because German Oak were a duo without a very clear path forward, and also because recording an album in an underground concrete bunker was bound to produced some weird vibes on the session! One of the group members recalls in the notes that in the space, he couldn't help thinking of the trauma of WWII – and you can definitely hear that in the music, and see it in the look of the package – which carries tunes that include "Screaming Skeletons", "Missile Song", "Belle's Song", and "Nothing". This fantastic package offers up some great notes from the group – in both German and English – and also adds in rare material too – the tracks "Bear Song", "Happy Stripes On Cats", "Ghost Guitar", "Belle's Song (extended)", "Python Vs Tiger", "Giant Rock Boulder Golem", "Missle Song (extended)", "Harpy & Peregrine", and "Bear Song (alt version)". CD
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✨✧ Don Reno & Red Smiley/Bill HarrellComplete King/Starday Recordings Vol 3 – 1963 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge look at the final years of the legendary bluegrass team of Don Reno & Red Smiley – and the almost-lost recordings of the following work that Don Reno recorded with guitarist Bill Harrell! By the time of these tracks, Reno's fame had risen strongly as a genius on the banjo – the set seems to have even more instrumentals than before, recorded in that "close to the roots" vibe that always made the King Records material of the 60s such a nice contrast to some of the more commercial work that was coming to dominate the market. There's also some nice surprises, too – like a full Christmas album, and also a tribute to labelmate Cowboy Copas – plus lots more of the fantastic harmony tunes that first put the duo on the map. As with the other titles in this series, the presentation is excellent – very detailed notes with lots of history and session information – in strong support of a whopping 95 tracks that include "Chinese Breakdown", "Christmas Doll", "I Don't Blame You", "There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me", "Tragic Romance", "Too Many Tear Drops", "Sundown & Sorrow", "Down Yonder", "Big Train", "Oak Grove Church", "If I Never Wake Again", and "Twelve String Time". CD

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✨✧ Tony OrlandoHalfway To Paradise – The Complete Epic Masters 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Epic/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way before Tony Orlando started tying a ribbon around that old oak tree, he cut some wonderful work for the Epic label – early 60s Brill Building pop at its finest, recorded with a host of top-shelf talents! Arrangements here are by Carole King, Alan Lorber, Garry Sherman, and other New York pop luminaries – all of whom cast Tony's vocals in a surprisingly soulful blend of strings with deeper drums and bass – a groove that's a bit like some of the uptown soul that was coming into play on the scene at the time, and which is a lot less than the simple pop you might expect. Orlando's presentation of the material is really great – never prone to easy gimmicks, and often with a slightly fragile style that's a far cry from his 70s fame. Titles include "Bless You", "My Baby's A Stranger", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Tell Me Where To Run To", "That Lovin Touch", "Shirley", "The Loneliest", "I'll Be There", "Accept It", "I'd Never Find Another You", "Talkin About You", and "Some Kinda Wonderful". 27 tracks in all – with great notes on this phase of Tony's career! CD
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Golden OaksAutumn Testament ... CD
Silent Place (Italy), 2008. Used ... $4.99
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Tower Of PowerBack To Oakland (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
T of P head back to Oakland, after recording in Memphis for a previous album. Chester Thompson's in the group, playing monster organ and Fender Rhodes, and Lenny Williams sings lead vocals on a number of tracks. Titles include "Oakland Stroke", "I Got The Chop", "Time Will Tell", "Squib Cakes", and "Man From the Past". CD

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VariousBay Area Funk 2 – Funk & Soul Essentials From San Francisco, Oakland, & The Bay Area ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A way way deeper set than the first volume of Bay Area Funk – and a collection that shows that things got pretty heavy on the San Francisco and Oakland scenes of the 70s! A good number of the tracks here are instrumental, and show some wonderful interplay between the trippier sides of funky jazz and the harder sides of soul going on in the Bay Area back in the day – killer music from the fringes that often got lost in the shuffle of all the better-known music coming out on the bigger labels! The work here is all from very tiny labels – expertly selected and all officially cleared by the Luv N Haight team with keen respect for the artists involved – and in a way, the package has set a new high standard for the label! A tremendous discovery, and filled with tracks we'd never heard before – titles that include "Stop Look Listen" by Primevil, "Poor Sad Child (part 1)" by The Windjammers, "Born To Live With Heartache" by Mary Love, "Move In The Room" by Dawn & Sunset, "Ebony" by Project Soul, "Acid Lady" by San Francisco TKOs, "Hip Breakin" by Little Denise Stevenson, "Devil's On The Run" by Uptights Band, "Brute Strength" by Mile Selesia, and "Lenient With My Love" by The Relatives. CD

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Daryl Dragon & OthersSea For Yourself ... CD
Rural/Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. New Copy ... On May 18, 2018
A totally weird, totally cool soundtrack album – one that was put together by Daryl Dragon, and which is filled with cool rock and instrumental tunes that often feature Daryl doing some of the work – in groups that include The Bozone, Dan Peyton, Al Oakie & Friends, Richard Henn & Co, The Dragons, BFI, and Helpers. Very hip – like the best Aussie surf rock sounds at the end of the 60s! CD

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✨✧ Heaven Sent & EcstasyGreatest Love Story ... CD
Jamieko/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavenly soul from the start of the 80s – a sweet little indie set that's done as a tribute to Minnie Riperton and Kenneth Armstrong! The overall format doesn't have that much to do with Minnie, but the record's still pretty darn great – and the style is a mix of modern, mellow, and boogie – all served up with a real sense of earnestness that matches the cover of the album, and which makes the record stand strongly next to some of the bigger releases of the time. A number of tracks feature vocals by the lovely Pamela Morrison, and the group hails from the Oakland scene of the time – working here under the direction of Barbara J Trotter, who also wrote a good number of the titles on the set too. Titles include the dancefloor jammer "Sho Nuf Funky Beat", plus "We're Together Again", "I See Heaven", "Satisfaction To The Bone Nitty Gritty Naked Bone", "I'm A Lady", "Rapping With My Subconscious Mind", and "We're Together Again". CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingLove Come Down – The Best Of Evelyn Champagne King ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 70s-Mid 80s. Used ... $3.99
A solid overview of RCA material from Evelyn Champagne King – from the disco era hits, catchy club soul, and synth soaked 80s grooves! Evelyn's sound is usually upbeat and catchy, but she's does her thing and more measured and and smoothed out soul numbers, and bass & synth grooves in the early 80s. Very nice stuff all around! Titles include "Shame", "I Don't Know If It's Right", "Music Box", "I'm In Love", "Don't Hide Our Love", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Action", "Get Loose", "Teenager", "High Horse", "Your Personal Touch" and more. 16 tracks in all. CD

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Babatunde Lea with Dwight TribleUmbo Weti – A Tribute To Leon Thomas ... CD
Motema, 2008. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
A beautiful tribute to the greatness of Leon Thomas – put together by one of the few cats who could get it right! Given that Babatunde Lea's other music already takes us back to the days when Thomas sang with Pharoah Sanders – his leadership on a date like this is a natural – as Lea has a way of hitting just the right sort of righteous vibe to open things up for Leon's message of peace, love, and spiritual fulfillment! The great Dwight Trible handles vocals on the date – a singer you probably already love for his work with Build An Ark – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor sax, Patrice Rushen on piano, and Gary Brown on bass. The performance is a live one – recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland – and the double-length set features a heck of a lot of music, plus some video content on the second disc! Titles include "Prince Of Peace", "Reaching Up", "Umbo Weti", "Colors", "Sun Song", "African Fantasy", "Song For My Father", "African Tapestry", "Creator Has A Master Plan", "Boom Boom", and "Cousin Mary". CD

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✨✧ Jesse FullerFrisco Bound ... CD
Arhoolie, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arhoolie issue of material recorded by Fuller in Oakland in 1955! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tammy WynetteYour Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad/Take Me To Your World ... CD
Epic/Morello (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of early gems from Tammy Wynette – back to back on a single CD! On Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad, Tammy does her fragile, sadness soaked magic on many tunes that had already done the rounds with Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens and others – and makes them all her own – thanks to her immortal vocal talent and perfectly sympathetic production by Billy Sherill. Sherill would never do better then he did for Tammy Wynette – and his production here makes the album a classic – on titles that include "Apartment #9", "Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)", "Don't Touch Me", "There Goes My Everything", "Send Me No Roses", "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad", "I'm Not Mine To Give", "I Wound Easy (But I Heal Fast)", and "Almost Persuaded". Take Me To Your World/I Won't Wanna Play House is an album that's named after the two Billy Sherrill singles that came before – but one that's also filled with other great material from the young Tammy Wynette in her prime! Tammy's got this style here that's partly in the older tearstained mode of earlier country singers, but she also rises up with a bit more pride as well – set up by Sherrill's production in a mode that's as nicely understated as it is emotionally powerful. In addition to "Take Me To The World" and "I Don't Wanna Play House", other tunes include "The Phone Call", "It's My Way", "Fuzzy Wuzzy Ego", "Good", "Ode To Billie Jo", "Or Is It Love", "Broadminded", and "Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town". CD

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✨✧ VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
Galaxy/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousIt Came From The Beach – Surf, Drag, & Rockin' Instros from Downey ... CD
Downey/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fiery little surf and drag rockers from the vaults of California's Downey Records – rumbling, pulpy tunes from The Rumblers, The Ramblers, The Blazers, The Hustlers, The Chevells, The Revells and others! Clean lead and mean rhythm guitars, fuzzy bass lines, snapping drums and bleary sax – we can thank the unsuspecting instrument makers and Fender and Gretsch for the most of the tools, but the sinister sounds are pure sun soaked, primal adolescent urges – and we love 'em! Blazing stuff from the prime years of instrumental surf rock! Titles include"Surf Rat" and "Oblique" by The Rumblers, "Kopout" and "Wailin' Out" by The Hustlers, "One Armed Bandit" by The Nevegans, "Riptide" by The Chevells, "Cecelia Ann" by The Surf Tones and more. 26 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathOn The Trail ... CD
Riverside, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little record by Jimmy Heath – arguably one of his best, and a real no-nonsense session that lets him shine as the tenor star that he is! The group's a small one – with Wynton Kelly, Kenny Burrell, and Paul Chambers – and Heath's right out front, blowing up a storm, in a confident solo-happy style that sounds more like Sonny Rollins than a lot of his other work! Titles include "Cloak and Dagger", "Vanity", "Project S", and "I Should Care". CD

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✨✧ VariousWhat It Is – Funky Soul & Rare Grooves From The Vaults Of Atlantic, Atco & Warner Bros Records 1967 to 1977 (4CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s/1970s. Used 4CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest box sets we've ever seen – and amazingly issued by an American major label! The 4CD package is a treasure trove of funky work from a decade of Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and related labels – tunes pulled both from mainstream album releases and much more obscure 45s – all expertly collected here into a whopping batch of 91 tracks, all packaged in a cool little box with an 80 page booklet! This one goes way past some of the silly "decade" sets from Rhino, and really displays a new level of cool and connoisseurship – one that finally appreciates the rich depths of funky work at their fingertips, most of which has not been properly reissued in the US! Titles include "Almendra" by Macondo, "Goin Down" by Allen Toussaint, "Wah Wah Man" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Spinning Wheel" by Wade Marcus, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, "What's So Never The Dance (parts 1 & 2)" by Houseguests, "8 Days On The Road" by Howard Tate, "Getting Uptown" by United 8, "Wanoah" by Black Heat, "Let It Crawl" by Society's Bag, "Flute Thing" by Seatrain, "Try It Again" by Bobby Byrd, "Funky To The Bone" by Freddi Henchi & The Soul Setters, "Improve" by Darrow Fletcher, "Rien Ne Va Plus" by Funk Factory, "Gossip" by Cyril Neville, "Spreadin Honey" by Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, "Stoned Soul" by Artie Christopher, "Sexy Coffee Pot" by Tony Alvon & The Belaires, "Tampin" by The Rhine Oaks, "Jan Jan" by The Fabulous Counts, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Noble Knights, "It's All In Your Mind" by Soul Angels, "Funky John" by Johnny Cameron, "Don't Come Around Here Any More" by Mark Putney, "Keep On Dancing" by The Commodores, "Right On Brother (part 1)" by South Shore Commission, "Pop Popcorn Children" by Eldridge Holmes, and "The Deacon" by Brute Force. CD

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✨✧ CongregationRight Now Everything ... CD
Congregation, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full length debut knockout for The Congregation – who had more-or-less been serving as the live soul house band on the north side of Chicago in the months leading up to Right Now Everything – and deservedly so! The group might take the most cues from classic raw soul and live show R&B – but they've also clearly soaked up plenty of garagey rhythms, uptempo blues and rave-up gospel – and most importantly, they're somehow delivering their raucous stage intensity in the studio. Vocalist Gina Bloom has the grit and the genuinely soulful spirit of singers who have been at it for decades – but this is a fairly young group – which is important, because we're hoping they'll continue to slay us for many years to come! Includes the title track, "When There's Fighting", "Real Thing", "Darlin'", "High Class", "I Know You Will", "You'll Always Be Alright With Me", "I Will Forget You" and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some wonderful sounds, though – and there's a vibe here that almost seems to trace a westward path from Texas to the west coast – with some of the deep soul and blues currents that you'd hear in work from Oakland at the time! Some of these tracks are nice and funky, others are mellower with a really hard-burning approach that's great – and the singers are wonderful throughout – proof that even in the smallest of settings, a true soul star will always deliver their best. Titles include "Steppin Stone" by Little Mary Staten, "You Gotta Give Up Some Money" by Dede Copland, "Sunset Strip" by Garnett Scott & Lani Groves, "Just Do Your Thing" by Big Daddy Rucker, "Duck All Over Town (parts 1 & 2)" by Arlene Williams, "Sweet Sixteen" by Lani Groves, "Jealous Man" by Big Daddy Rucker, "The Price I Had To Pay" by Dede Copeland, "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" by Lenni Groves, "She's Alright" by Ervin Rucker, and "Xmas In The Ghetto" by Big Daddy Rucker. CD
Also available Soulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ IncognitoClassic Album Series (Who Needs Love/Adventures In Black Sunshine/Eleven/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2002/2004/2005. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three great albums from Incognito – served up at a mighty nice price, and with bonus tracks too! Who Needs Love is a gem from over a decade ago – and Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy Rose, Kelli Sae, Tony Momrelle, Joy Malcolm, and Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta! The range of voices on the set really gives it a lot of depth – moving past the easy jazz funk moments of earlier sets, and going for an all-solid, all-soulful approach that really blows our mind! Great stuff all the way through – maybe their best album in years – and a record you'll be playing into the next decade. Titles include "Morning Sun", "Who Needs Love", "Stone Cold Heart", "Where Love Shines", "Blue", "Fly", "If You Want My Love", and "Cada Dia". On Adventures In Black Sunshine, the groove is sweetly soulful, with a jazzy undercurrent that hearkens back to the best west coast soul of the 70s – and Bluey's got the group honed to perfection, playing with a razor-sharp edge that keeps the tunes as funky as they are soulful! Vocals are by Maysa and Tony Momrelle – and tracks include "Don't Turn My Love Away", "This Thing Called Love", "The Principles Of Love", "Everything Your Heart Desires", "Close My Eyes", "25th Chapter", and "Mr Jones". Eleven is a record that's a great testament to Incognito's richly-collaborative spirit – a quality that makes plenty of room here for lead vocals by Maysa Leak, Imaani, and Carleen Anderson – and which benefits strongly from some great keyboard lines by Ski Oakenfull. But as usual, mainman Bluey is the one to thank for the record – because his sense of groove, and love of classic 70s-influenced soul comes through very strongly on all tracks – hitting an on-the-money sound that makes the group, and this latest album, stand head to head with some of the best soul acts of classic years. Another winner from Incognito – not a bit of fluff at all – and a sublime batch of tracks that includes "Jacaranda", "Show Me Love", "We Got Music", "Let The Mystery Be", "Will I Ever Learn", "I'll Get By", "As Long As It's You", and "When Tomorrow Brings You Down". Bonus tracks include the previously-unreleased "To Prove My Love" and "Feel The Real" – plus "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)". CD

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✨✧ IncognitoEleven (UK pressing) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
Is it only 11 albums so far? Given the number of years Incognito's been grooving our world, we'd have thought it was at least 50 records to date! Yet given the richly collaborative spirit of leader Bluey – and his work with many other groups and projects – added to the always-great sound of any Incognito set, it's clear that the group have had an influence that goes far beyond a straight run of just 11 records. There's always a depth to Incognito's work that few other groups can match – including the countless artists of the Neo Soul generation who've been inspired by their older records, but can never seem to cut a record that's as great as one like this! Of course, part of the strength of the set is Incognito's richly-collaborative spirit – a quality that makes plenty of room here for lead vocals by Maysa Leak, Imaani, and Carleen Anderson – and which benefits strongly from some great keyboard lines by Ski Oakenfull. But as usual, mainman Bluey is the one to thank for the record – because his sense of groove, and love of classic 70s-influenced soul comes through very strongly on all tracks – hitting an on-the-money sound that makes the group, and this latest album, stand head to head with some of the best soul acts of classic years. Another winner from Incognito – not a bit of fluff at all – and a sublime batch of tracks that includes "Jacaranda", "Show Me Love", "We Got Music", "Let The Mystery Be", "Will I Ever Learn", "I'll Get By", "As Long As It's You", and "When Tomorrow Brings You Down". CD

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