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✨✧ Dam-FunkOBE/Special Friends ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A white label 12-inch DJ single from the mighy Dam-Funk – with the Invite The Light standout album cut "OBE" and the previously unreleased "Special Friends"! We've been in love the track "OBE" since Invite The Light first drop, as its one the stronger cuts, has a spacey electro disco/deep house-inflected groove and is pretty much unshakable once it seeps into your conciousness! Much as we love that track, the heretofore unheard "Special Friends" is an even better reason to pick this one up – with a great modern funk instrumental vibe. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label.)
 
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✨✧ Kuumba-Toudie HeathKawaida ... LP
Obe, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A super-hip batch of soul jazz tracks by Albert Toodie Heath of the Heath Brothers – working here on a rare session as a leader, with a sound that's right up there with the Heath Brothers' early work for Strata East!! The lineup is incredible – as Heath is joined by players that include Don Cherry, Buster Williams, Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, and Ed Blackwell – all coming together for a session that's nearly lost to the history books, but which is one of the strongest spiritual jazz sessions of the late 60s! Herbie plays all acoustic piano throughout, and the tracks are long, leaping, and loping – with stretched-out spiritual solos from Jimmy Heath and Don Cherry – and a proud and righteous sound that's extremely free-spirited without going too far out! Titles include "Baraka", "Maulana", "Dunia", and "Kamili". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Dam-FunkInvite The Light ... CD
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – so that everything bristles with this electric energy – even the vocals, which have a way of settling down right next to everything else, but without any too-stiff vocoded modes. And Dam Funk doesn't just do it alone – but invites in some great help here – including Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg on rhymes, plus old school funk legends Leon Sylvers III and Junie Morrison. Titles include "Junie's Transmission", "Virtuous Progression", "Glyde 2Nyte", "OBE", "Missing U", "I'm Just Tryin To Survive", "The Hunt & Murder Of Lucifer", "Surveillance Escape", and "Somewhere Someday". CD
Also available Invite The Light (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP 33.99

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Dam-FunkInvite The Light (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... $33.99 34.98
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – so that everything bristles with this electric energy – even the vocals, which have a way of settling down right next to everything else, but without any too-stiff vocoded modes. And Dam Funk doesn't just do it alone – but invites in some great help here – including Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg on rhymes, plus old school funk legends Leon Sylvers III and Junie Morrison. Titles include "Junie's Transmission", "Virtuous Progression", "Glyde 2Nyte", "OBE", "Missing U", "I'm Just Tryin To Survive", "The Hunt & Murder Of Lucifer", "Surveillance Escape", and "Somewhere Someday". 3LP vinyl version includes 3 bonus tracks: "I'm Just Tryna Survive (Party Version)", "Kaint Let Em Change Me" and "The Acceptance". LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP white vinyl pressing – includes download!)
Also available Invite The Light ... CD 11.99
 
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✨✧ AirtoIdentity ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of the Flora Purim sets from the time – still strongly in a rootsy, earthy sort of vibe – and produced with a very respectful sound by Herbie Hancock. Herbie plays some Arp on the record, and Wayne Shorter brings in some soprano sax too – but the core elements of the album are Airto's range of percussion instruments, keyboards and piano from Egberto Gismonti, drums from Roberto, trombone from Raul DeSouza, and a bit of vocals from Flora. Titles include "Flora On My Mind", "Cafe", "The Magicians", "Tales From Home", "Identity", and "Encounter". CD

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Andy Akiho/Sean Friar/Daniel Wohl/Alex Mincek/TrisNonextraneous Sounds – Three Shades Foreshadows/Teaser/Saint Arc/Flutter/Formations – Mariel Roberts ... CD
Innova, 2012. Used ... $1.99
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(Digipack has what appears to be an autograph by Mariel Roberts.)

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Monty AlexanderSaturday Night ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top. Titles include "Funji Mama", "Bolivia", "Body & Soul", "Close Enough", "SKJ", "Jamento", and "Little Darling". CD

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Monty AlexanderSunday Night ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top. Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Who Cares", "Renewal", "African Bee", "Joyspring", and "More Or Wes". CD

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Alma Afrobeat EnsembleIt's Time (with download) ... LP
Slow Walk (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, blending western soul, funk and jazz with African rhythms and percussion – providing a danceable foundation for some pretty righteous lyrics – sung largely in English by Lagos-born vocalist Joe Psalmist. The remixes are fresh cuts, too, as opposed to re-workings of same album's other tracks – and they really bring in some diverse dancefloor style, too. Titles include "It's Time", "Live And Let's Live", "Shakedown", "Lost", "Siempre Prente (DJ Farmer Fiesta Remix)" and "Room Enough" featuring Ray Lugo (Terrifcos Remix) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a download code for a digital version of the album plus additional remixes.)

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AngelsMy Boyfriend's Back ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $1.99
A 60s girl group classic if there ever was one – and the only standout album from the lovely Angels! The group were known, of course, for the title hit "My Boyfriend's Back" – a quick-stepping number that was a runaway pop hit at the time. That tune kicks off the album, and is followed by a number of similarly done tunes – arranged by Leroy Glover and Alan Lorber with a jaunty vibe that really works well with the girls' vocals, and with a sound that's the sort of cut-above work you'd expect from Lorber and Glober! The album features a number of other originals – including "Thank You & Good Night", "World Without Love", "Hurdy-Gurdy Man", "Love Me Now", "Has Anybody Seen My Boyfriend", and "The Guy With The Black Eye". LP, Vinyl record album

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Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraLiberation Afrobeat ... CD
Afrosound, 2000. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraLiberation Afrobeat Volume 1 (original version) ... CD
Afrosound, 2000. Used ... $9.99
Amazing funk from this new Afro Beat combo! Forget that they're a bunch of young guys from New York – because the sound of this one is pure 70s Africa, with hard heavy drum work, super-tight horn riffing, spiralling keyboard lines, and some excellent guitar! You probably also know the work of the group from the Daktaris CD on Desco – and like that one, this album sounds like it's got roots that are 30 years old, and a sound that's actually more perfect and more satisfying than some of the best Afro-Funk of the 70s. Every track is impeccable – and if this were an original album from the 70s, we'd be selling it for hundreds of dollars! Titles include "Si Se Puede", "Battle Of The Species", "NESTA", and "Dirt & Blood". CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert AshleyCelestial Excursions – An Opera ... CD
Lovely, 2005. Used 2CD ... $14.99
CD
(Includes original slipcase and book. Slipcase has some light edge wear.)

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Claire AustinClaire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good ... $18.99
Claire's the wife of drummer Chuck Austin, and as far as we know, this classic set of west coast vocal jazz is the only album she ever cut. The set features spare backing by a quintet – with Barney Kessel, Stan Wrightsman, Shelly Manne, Morty Corb, and Bob Scobey – and the overall feeling is nice and moody. Titles include "I'm Thru With Love", "Can't We Talk It Over", "The House Is Haunted", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ AzymuthFlame ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Warmly mellow grooves from Azymuth – a set that nicely lives up to the "Flame" in the title – and which shows the strengths the trio picked up during their years in the US! The sound here is round and soulful – a great fusion of the group's roots in the 70s Brazilian fusion scene, and some of the smoother styles of the California one – never in a way that's too soft or commercial. As usual, there's a heavy emphasis on the keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami – who also sings a bit in a wordless, scatting sort of way. Flora Purim joins in on vocals on the cut "The Textile Factory" – and other titles include "Tamal Vista Boulevard", "Rapa Poeira", and "Flame (O Amor E Chama)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ B-52sLive! 8-24-1979 ... CD
Rhino/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A first ever release of this killer B-52s live set – recorded in 1979, shortly after the release of their first record – opening for the Talking Heads in Boston! The band is in peak early form here, really throwing a hell of a great party on stage, with a set that's heavy on classics from first and second albums, the latter of which wouldn't even be released until the following year! There's a nicely raw feel to the record – a reminder that although they broke to the mainstream on a big label, these guys came out of the late 70s indie underground – working here with the kind of offbeat energy that made them a standout act both in their hometown of Athens – and in the New York scene where they really made their mark. Titles include "52 Girls", "606-0842", "Devil In My Car", "Dance This Mess Around", "Rock Lobster", and "Strobe Light". CD

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Luiz BacalovDjango ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, and in different ways – without as strongly of a unified feel as other albums of this nature. But it's those shifting sounds that make the record great – always creating an unsettling sort of mood, and one that's almost always in the darker, starker side of the spectrum. CD features a whopping 37 tracks in all – including 2 vocal renditions of the "Django" theme by Rocky Roberts, and 2 more by Roberto Fia – plus loads of instrumentals from the film! CD

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✨✧ BandMusic From Big Pink ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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John BarryChase ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lesser-known moment of genius from John Barry – quite different than his work for the James Bond films of the time! Barry's working here in a mix of more ambitious orchestral themes – dark, brooding, and moody – but also interspersed with some lighter jazzier numbers that are really great too! The film had a short life as a blockbuster – surprising, given that it was directed by Arthur Penn, written by Lillian Hellman, and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, and Angie Dickinson amidst a host of other well-known talents – but the real charm is almost Barry's music, which olds up really well over the years! Our favorite titles include "Saturday Night Philosopher", "Look Around", "The Beating", "Blues For Bubber", and the sweetly jazzy "I'll Drink To That". And oddly, there doesn't seem to be a single traditional "chase" number in the whole film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish reissue.)

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Heinie BeauMoviesville Jazz ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
An obscure west coast session led by reedman Heinie Beau – a player who mostly recorded with film orchestras of the 50s, but who sounds great here in the company of better-known LA names like Howard Roberts, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Buddy Collette, and Red Callender! The style here is a bit like some of Graas' albums of the time – especially for Decca – tightly arranged, with lots of bold colors and rhythms – but still plenty of space for breakout solo moments on flute, alto, trumpet, tenor, and other reeds. Beau's conception is really wonderful – filled with modern influences, but always strongly swinging – almost in the jazz soundtrack mode you might expect from the title! Tracks include "The Three Heads Of Adam", "In Your Private Eye", "Scotland Yardbird", "The Cool Tin Roof Story", "Moonset Boulevard", "Gullible Travels", and "The Gina Pastrami Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small spot of tape.)

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Bellini/DonizettiNorma (Casta Diva)/Il Pirata (Col Sorriso D'Innocenza)/Roberto Devereux (Vivi Ingrato A Lei D'Accanto)/Lucrezia Borgia (Com'e Bello Quale In ... LP
RCA/Teldec (Germany), 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(German stereo pressing.)

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Berg/Webern/Schoenberg5 Songs Op 4 (Altenberg Lieder)/5 Movements For String Orchestra Op 5/5 Pieces For Orchestra Op 16 – Robert Craft/Columbia Symphony ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Deep groove, 6 eye mono pressing! Cover has some edge wear with a few small seam splits.)

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Warren BernhardtManhattan Update ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Keyboardist Warren Bernhardt was always a key part of the fusion scene in the late 70s – but he was also a musician who was maybe a bit apart from it, too – as he would allow himself some more introspective moments than some of his contemporaries – even while turning out some tighter grooves in the process! This album's a great illustration of Bernhardt's balance – as Warren plays Fender Rhodes, Oberheim, mini-moog, and acoustic piano too – often with these moments that are lyrical and sensitive, yet still with some soulful fusion currents too – almost as if Bernhardt's working out a larger musical palette within some of the more familiar modes of the time. The group here is a well-chosen combo of equally deeper-minded cats – and includes Steve Gadd on drums, David Spinozza on guitar, Mike Maineri on vibes, and Tony Levin on bass – on titles that include "Praise", "New Moon", "Hang Glidin", "Sara's Touch", and "Manhattan Update". CD

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Robert BlackState Of The Bass ... CD
OO Discs, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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