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New Kuumba-Toudie HeathKawaida ... LP LP format
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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Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble feat Cedric I'm BrooksBFBF/Jeje L'Aiye ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Tip Of The Iceberg, 2007. Very Good- ... $3.99
A 12" single, but one that's nearly got an album's worth of grooves – thanks to two super-extended Afro Funk numbers, back to back! "BFBF" may be the greatest tune we've heard so far from these guys – a cut that's even tighter and more focused than the work on their album of a few years back – with a quick-stepping groove that's simply amazing – filled with fast horns, riffing guitar, and snakey keyboards that never miss a beat – even though the whole tune's over 12 minutes long! "Jeje L'Aiye" is a bit slower, but even funkier – a slightly dubbier take on Afro Funk, served up with guest vocals from Cedric Im Brooks! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Robert ArmbrusterThree Bites Of The Apple ... LP LP format
MGM, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features David McCallum singing the title song! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later MCA Classics pressing.)

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Manuel ArringtonMeet Your Fun Master ... LP LP format
Sonic, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
An excellent lost bit of funk and comedy from the south side of Chicago! Manuel Arrington was a heavy-handed small-time comic who played many shows at smaller clubs in the city – and we'd often see him opening for acts like Jack McDuff or Charles Earland, doing some racy "party" type material that always kind of fell flat. However, this album wisely brings in some music to Manuel's act – supposedly played by the Joe Tex Band and Scotty & The Rib Tips. The album features one long funk track on side two – "Messing With The Spank", which is a great little funky 45-type number, with heavy funk from the band, and Manuel shouting away in kind of an Alvin Cash mode. The cut's a lot funkier than your average "spank" number – which is why Manuel's probably messing with it! Side one features straight comedy, recorded at the legendary Roberts Motel and other more obscure points – and Manuel delivers routines like "Take The Drawers Out'a Ya Boo-dy", "In The Men's Room", and "Funny How Some Women Make Love", in sort of a Samuel Jackson rough-edged style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly split seams and stains.)

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AzymuthAurora – Remixes & Originals ... CD CD format
Far Out (UK), 2011/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A great reworking of this sweet sweet album from Azymuth – served up in a package that features the core original album, plus all the great remixes that came afterward! The core record is heavy Fender Rhodes from Azymuth – sounding almost better here than we've heard them for years! There's a stripped-down, all-classic feel that takes us right back to the group's best work of the 70s – partly because Jose Roberto Bertrami sticks to Fender Rhodes exclusively on the set – using the classic keyboards with a righteous vibe that really brings a hell of a lot of soul to play! And there's also a bit of Incognito help on the production, which helps ensure just the right sound – nothing too modern, nor too gimmicky – just pure Brazilian fusion all the way through – proof that the old ways are still often the best. Titles include "In My Treehouse", "Isso E Partido Alto", "Carnaval Legrand", "Diz No Pe", "Meu Mengo", "Crazy Clock", and "Aurora". The remixes really take off strongly – and push the group's jazzy roots into rich new territory for the clubs – on cuts that include "Aurora (4 Hero rmx)", "In My Treehouse (We Are The Horsemen rmx)", "Ta Nessa Ainda Bicho (Maddslinky rmx)", "Carnaval Legrand (Opolopo rmx)", "Diz No Pe (Kirk Degiorgio rmx)", "Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience rmx)", and "Ta Nessa Ainda Bicho (Zed Bias 4 x 4 rmx)". CD

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Gary BartzJu Ju Man ... LP LP format
Catalyst, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A rare treat by Gary Bartz – and very different than most of his other work! The album's a small group session – with Charles Mims on piano, Curtis Robertson on bass, and Howard King on drums – recorded with the feel of a looser soul jazz set on Black Jazz or Strata East. Mims' is great on piano, and working with Bartz, the pair come up with some wonderfully soulful numbers that have a very earthy feel. Tracks include "Ju Ju Man", "Pisces Daddy Blue", and "Chelsea Bridge" – plus a version of "My Funny Valentine", with vocals by Syreeta. LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP LP format
Sidewalk, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential. LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry BelafonteCalypso Carnival/Warm Touch ... CD CD format
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Early 70s work from Harry Belafonte – and two records that are surprisingly groovy, and surprisingly ahead of their time! Calypso Carnival mixes Belafonte's older groove with a sunnier, more swinging 70s style – arranged by Ralph MacDonald and Frankie Francis with a surprising degree of soul at times – particularly that mix of Caribbean elements and American grooves that others like Johnny Nash would score big with in a few years. Ralph's arrangements are wonderful – and titles include "Lena", "Chinita", "Don't Stop The Carnival", "Elegant Donkey", "Season For Carnival", and "Black & White". Warm Touch has Harry Belafonte hitting a mode that's a bit warm, but a bit soulful too – a mix of styles that comes from arrangers William Eaton and Robert Freedman, each of whom do slightly different things with that magnificent Belafonte voice! Some tunes are laidback and mellow, and the record mixes in elements from some of the better singer-songwriters of the time – a nice change that gets past the calypso modes that Belafonte had maybe recorded a bit too much by this time. Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "No Regrets", "Cycles", "The Circle Game", "Rainy Day Man", "Fare Thee Well", "Her Song", and "The Paris Song". CD

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Vincent Berniere & Mariel PrimoisSex Press –The Sexual Revolution In The Underground Press 1963 to 1979 ... Book Book
Abrams, 1960s/1970s/2012. New Copy ... $8.99 40.00
Naughty pictures galore, ripped from the pages of the underground press of the 60s and 70s – and presented here in a beautiful oversized, full color book! The book's got a political bent – as you might guess from the title – but we love it more as a romp through long lost aesthetics – a real hair-down generation that was as much about opening creative doors as it was exploring its own pleasures! Many of these images come from underground newspapers – a real long-lost legacy – as well as international magazines and underground comics – and the work inside isn't straight porn, although it does include plenty of nudity – as it experiments with form and function, and often offers up social commentary in the process. Some work is by famous names like Robert Crumb or Tom Of Finland – and the book even includes Wally Wood's great Disneyland Orgy spread – and the final section of the book provides commentary on each image, with key historical details as well. 240 pages, softcover, in very lurid color. Not for kids, either – so stay away! Book
(Not for sale to persons under the age of 18.)


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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD CD format
Mercury, 1991. Used ... $3.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Robert Blair & The Fantastic ViolinairesGod Has A Blessing Waiting For You ... LP LP format
Air, 1989. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has some pen on both sides.)

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Dan Blocker & John MitchumOur Land Our Heritage ... LP LP format
RCA, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A weird rarity for both fans of Bonanza and Robert Mitchum! Hoss from the TV show tells a few great American tales – while Bob Mitchum's brother sings some classic stories too! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape! Cover has promo stamps on the back.)

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BossacucanovaOur Kind Of Bossa ... CD CD format
Six Degrees, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Bossacucanova serve up the kind of bossa they do best – a sweet mix of classic instrumentation and contemporary touches – but they also work here with some great help from a rich array of guest artists, all of whom really help the trio to deepen their sound! The vocalists are especially important – a mix of older and modern singers that includes Wilson Simoninha, Marial Rita, Elza Soares, Emilio Santiago, Cris Delanno, Moska, and Teresa Cristina – working alongside guest instrumentation from Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, David Feldman on piano, and Roberto Menescal on guitar – all players who are really respected by the group, and given plenty of room to shape the tunes. It's been awhile since we've heard from the trio, and the time has really helped them sharpen their sound – and continue to find a way to persist, where so many of their contemporaries have fallen away. Titles include "Adeus America", "Segure Tudo", "Ficar", "Deixa Pra La", "Rio De Inspiracao", "To Voltando", and "Waldomiro Pena". CD

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Robert Bradley's Blackwater SurpriseRobert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise ... CD CD format
RCA, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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(Advance copy, packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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Robert Bradley's Blackwater SurpriseTime To Discover ... CD CD format
BMG, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. Promo copy.)

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Briamonte OrchestraBriamonte Orchestra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Elenco/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
A bit bossa nova, a bit easy listening, and a very groovy group from the late years of the Elenco label! The group's headed up by Jose Briamonte, but gets some key help on the session from Roberto Menescal – who's clearly got the right ear for Briamonte's mix of strings, piano, and some groovier elements – including bits of jazzy horns, wordless vocals, and cool keyboard touches. There's a brilliant quality to the record that reminds us of the arrangements that Marcos Valle was using on his albums right around the same time – although the focus here is more instrumental, which makes for even more cool interplay in the backings. Titles include "Atmosfera", "O Embalo Do Pato", "Zip", "Caos", "Quarentao Simpatico", and "Tema De Cristina". CD

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying ... CD CD format
Impulse, 1973/1974. Used ... $9.99
Amazing work from Marion Brown – two albums we'd never be without! Geechee Recollections is quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". Sweet Earth Flying has an unusually introspective quality, and features Muhal Richard Abrams playing piano, Fender Rhodes, and Ring Modulated Hammon Organ, plus Paul Bley playing some of the same on a few tracks. The two-keyboard sound is very cool, and the record's dominated by it in a way that we find really surprising, given the fierceness of Brown's sax playing on earlier sessions. Each side of the album features a long suite – side one has "Sweet Earth Flying" and side two has "Eleven Light City" – and each have the tracks drifting in and out, with piano lines swirling about in a soulful spiritual way, as Brown's alto and soprano snake through the elegant arrangements. Really fantastic stuff – and a record that's unlike any we've heard from him! CD

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Otis Brown IIIThought Of You ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A stunning debut from drummer Otis Brown III – a player you may know from his work with Esperanza Spaulding, Somi, Joe Lovano, and others – stepping forth here with a rich musical vision of his own! The set was co-produced with Derrick Hodge, of Robert Glasper's group – and Glasper himself is a key player on the record, playing both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano – helping create those waves of soul and sound that make his own recordings so great! But the vision here is definitely Brown's own – more open and freewheeling at times, and with these side trips that open up into space for other talents like John Ellis on tenor, Keyon Harrold on trumpet, and Shedrick Mitchell on Hammond. There's a bit of vocals at times – on about a third of the tracks, with great guest work from Nikki Ross, Gretchen Parlato, and Bilal – and titles include "The Way", "The Thought Of You", "Stages Of Thought", "Two Become One", "I Am Your Song", and "You're Still The One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and razor mark.)

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Henry CainFunky Organ-ization Of Henry Cain ... LP LP format
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sweet and funky organ work from the great Henry Cain – a little known player who recorded on some excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s, including some of the albums by Howard Roberts! This set is Cain's one full album for the label – and it's a tight and jumpy set of instrumentals, produced by David Axelrod with a nice sharp edge. Arrangements are by HB Barnum and Oliver Nelson – both of whom really hit the right sound for Cain's clean approach to the Hammond keys – setting up enough space for him to groove freely, yet still keeping the band tightly reigned into the rhythm of the cuts. Titles include "Horror Scope", "Shake A Lady", "Dead End Street", "Why", "Sunny", "The Way I Feel", and "Critic's Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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