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Crash CrewCrash Crew ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the greatest hip hop acts from the early days of Sugar Hill – but a group who don't often get the same sort of cred as the label's bigger names at the time! The Crash Crew have a youthful energy that really lives up to their name – a loose approach to rhyme that sounds especially live on the longer tracks on the album – mixes with a more tuneful style at times that almost prefaces the growth of the genre in years to come! "Breaking Bells" and "We Want To Rock" both have a massive South Bronx party feel – and other cuts include "Scratching", "On The Radio", and "We Are Known As Emcees". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandra De Sa/Equipe Radio CidadeOlhos Coloridos/Bons Tempo – Sao Paulo ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980/1982. New Copy ... $11.99
"Olhos Coloridos" is one of the funkiest tunes we've ever heard from Sandra De Sa – not an all-out jam, but a number that begins with fast-riffing acoustic guitar over percussion, keyboards, and a sweet bassline – all given a slight modern soul production tip, and topped with Sandra's all-soul vocals! The flipside is even funkier – a great party number from Equipe Radio Cidade – clearly based on the style of "Rapper's Delight", with Portuguese spoken bits over a sweet "Good Times" groove! Almost seems to be a cover of the cut from the Chicago radio crew at WGCI! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bruce JohnstonSurfers' Pajama Party ... CD
Del-Fi/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
A pre-Beach Boys gem from Bruce Johnston – and definitely the party promised in the title! We're not sure about the pajamas, though – because things are so romping, nobody's sure to get any sleep – as Johnston and crew cook things up with a great mix of garage and surf, and maybe a dose of Memphis soul too – loads of gritty guitars, rumbling rhythms, and a slightly sinister sound that hints at the changes to come on the Sunset Strip! Johnston sings a bit on the record – in a rough style that's more influenced by R&B than the sweet harmonies of his later group – and the recording has a "live in studio" quality that really keeps things on edge throughout. A surprising gem – with cuts that include "What'd I Say", "Surfer Stomp", "Ramrod", "Last Night", "Surfer's Delight", and "Mashin The Popeye". CD

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Willie Wood & Willie Wood CrewWillie Rap (double sided single) ... 12-inch
Queen Constance, 1979. Very Good ... $14.99
"Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands". . .another mad old school party jam, with chirping disco production courtesy Peter Brown, and surprisingly decent rhymes in the "dip dip dab, so-socialize" mode from Willie Wood. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Second pressing on Sound Of New York records from 1980.)

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✨✧ VariousSuperrappin Vol 2 ... CD
Groove Attack/Caroline, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
An incredible selection of work by some of the best classic and underground MCs and DJs – every bit as great as volume one, and a double-length package to boot! The package includes many exclusive tracks – and could easily replace a whole crate full of 12" singles! Tracks include "This Is What They Meant" by Pete Rock & Grand Agent, "Turn The Party Out" by Biz Markie, "Y'all Not Ready" by The Infamous MC, "Monumental" by Lone Catalysts, "AM/PM" by K-Otix, "Ships Pass" by J-Live, "Ol' Crew" by Mr Lif, "I Gotta Have It Again" by Royal Flush, "Truth In Position" by Maspyke, "1 Of A Kind" by Bravo & Sandman, "Do That Dance" by Declaime featuring Medaphoar, "So Amazing" by Thrust, "Ascension" by BJ Digby aka Holmskillit, "Late October" by 5 Deez, "Minders" by Rubix, "Spread Love" by Mike Zoot featuring Labba, "How You Love That" featuring I.G.Off & Hazadus, "Interlude" by Fat Jon, "Last Call Pt 2" by Obscure Disorder, "I Don't Know Either" by Mr Complex, "Break Through" by Gauge, "Carolina Skies" by Loer Velocity featuring Probe.Dms (Cvees), and "Kali Wow" by Khali Wild. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveMessage ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid down under Sylvia Robinson's watchful eye by the Sugar Hill rhythm section with Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, Keith LeBlanc and crew. That funky depth keeps it fresh to this today, with deeper classics like "Scorpio" and "It's Nasty", plus "Dreamin", "It's A Shame" and "You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Essentials 1979 to 1991 – Vol 9 ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tommy Boy Records takes a new step into the hip hop archeology game with this series of essential hip hop hits – tracks ranging from late 70s bedrock slabs of essential old school to the 90s party movers – going well beyond Tommy Boy label staples to include pioneering tracks and hugely influential hits from across the hip hop spectrum! Features 12 tracks that include "P Is Free" by Boogie Down Productions, "Goin Way Back" by Just Ice, "It's My Thing" by EPMD, "Breakin Bells" by Crash Crew, "Can I Kick It?" by Tribe Called Quest, "Treat Em Right" by Chubb Rock, and "Have A Nice Day" by Roxanne Shante. CD

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✨✧ VariousClassic Def Jam (3CD set) ... CD
Def Jam/Universal (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the legendary Def Jam Records – a label that was started in a college dorm room, then went on to have a huge impact on the sound of soul and hip hop for years to come! The set offers way more than just the early hits you might expect in the "classic" title – and instead include 55 tracks from a pretty wide spread of the label's years – with both important early hip hop tracks, and huge crossover cuts from later periods. Titles include "I Need A Beat" by LL Cool J, "It's The Beat" by Hollis Crew, "Steppin To The AM" by 3rd Bass, "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan, "Regulate" by Warren G, "Party Up" by DMX, "Behind Bars" by Slick Rick, "Crossover" by EPMD, "Fight For Your Right To Party" by The Beastie Boys, "Pump That Bass/Live" by Original Concept, "Public Enemy No 1" by Public Enemy, "Keep Your Distance" by Davy D, "My Love Is So Raw" by Alyson Williams with Nikki D, "Chasin A Dream" by Tashan, "99 Problems" by Jay Z, "Hustlin" by Rick Ross, "Hip Hop Is Dead' by Nas, "Just Friends" by Musiq, "I'll Be" by Foxy Brown, "Slam" by Onyx, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousPuma Strut – The 45s ... CD
Puma Strut (UK), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice, nice, NICE limited edition CD collecting the now largely unavailable early output of the excellent Brighton hip hop label Puma Strut, who've been stirring up quite a bit of noise on the other side of the Atlantic. Just like your favorite ice cream shop, this set gives you a nice taste of a lot of different flavors (and mostly instrumental!) from Beathoven's head-nodding bangers to Chubby Digits cut and paste excursions and Gadji's Latin flavored kicker that rocks like the boriqua barrio on a Friday night! If you missed the singles, don't miss this disc of some of the best funky 45 numbers very much in the vein of the best funky hip hop DJ's out there, melding scorching 70s horn and bass beat blasts, with hip hop beats, scratches, samples and overall gritty production – plus the loopy qualities of the best UK DJs. 14 sample strung instrumentals: "Funky Devastate Pt 1", "Well Do You Punk?", and "Raw Chille" by Beathoven, "Gadji@The Barrio" and "Do My Work" by Gadji, "Spanish Harrys Old School Party" and "De-Composed" by Chubby Digits, plus cuts by Bobby Boucher, Zaire Black & June 22, Topology Crew, DJ Format, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMighty Super Funk – Rare 45s & Undiscovered Masters 1967 to 1978 – Super Funk Vol 6 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite kind of funk is Super Funk – and this fab entry to the long-running series definitely keeps up the groove! As before, there's plenty of rare tracks here – most pulled from obscure singles of late 60s/early 70s vintage – and some even from rare studio tapes that were never issued at the time! Most tracks are short, with a nicely gritty groove – the kind of funky 45 madness that will always keep us digging for rare 7" singles – put together by the BGP crew with a real understanding of the groove! There's some especially nice female singers in the mix – almost creating a mini Sister Funk focus on the package – but there's also great guy singers and groups too. 20 tracks in all – with cuts that include "The Sneak" by The Douzer, "Queen Of Losers" by Eleanor Rigby, "Groovy Baby" by Kim Tamanga, "It's Mookie Time" by Cleveland Eaton & The Kats, "Party Time" by James Carpenter, "Moving Woman" by 87th Off Broadway, "Bad Bad Woman (part 1)" by Marie Franklin, "He Say She Say" by Chet Ivey, "Cold Sweat" by Julio Zavalla, "Shakin Up The Nation" by The Radiations, "One Sweet Song" by Gloria Lucas, and "I'm Moving Home" by Mary Alice McCall. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James LastBeachparty (4CD set) ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Seven albums on four CDs – each of them a sunny sort of groove party from German Maestro James Last! Last had already been turning out lots of instrumental pop for the German scene in the 60s – but he reinvented his sound a bit with these classic Beachparty records from the early 70s – going for a groove that's upbeat and swinging, still with some of the brassy punch of before – but also adding in more tropical elements on percussion, and very effectively using a mixed male/female vocal group to add lyrics to the tunes! The singers are well-chosen – from British groups like Brotherhood Of Man, The Breakaways, and The Ladybirds – and vocals are all in English, with a sing-song sort of playfulness that might well be called a precursor to the sound of ABBA. And the music here is definitely in the same spirit of ABBA, too – poppy and catchy, as the Last crew take on lots of familiar hits of the day, and recast them into their own sort of groove. The 4CD set features the full albums Beachparty, vols 1 to 6 – plus the Happyning album too – a whopping 84 tracks in all! CD
 
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Lesley GoreCalifornia Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best ever albums by Leslie Gore – full of sweet natured girl pop songcraft that's on par with her biggest hit singles – but with an underlying sadness and overall emotional depth that's underappreciated to this day! It might not be as monumental as, say Pet Sounds, but we truly don't understand how the mix of sugar sweet songs and genuinely resonant emotion here never got the critical props it deserves. That's OK – WE get it, and we know you will, too! Production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Jack Nitzsche – and titles include "California Nights", "Treat Me Like A Lady", "Bad", "I'm Going Out (The Same Way I Came In)", "Maybe Now", "Love Goes On Forever", "Off And Running", "Lilacs And Violets", "The Bubble Broke" and "Cry Like A Baby". This great Ace CD version goes way above the call of duty, with huge number of bonus tracks culled from her previous couple of LPs and rarities from the same mid 60s period – 15 of them, adding up to 25 tracks in all! Bonus tracks include "My Town, My Guy And Me", "Let Me Dream", "Start The Party Again", "I Just Can't Get Enough Of You", "I Can Tell", "That's What I'll Do", "Happiness Is Just Around The Corner", "Hold Me Tight" and more. CD

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VariousPopsters – They Tried To Rock Vol 4 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 27.98
A very cool collection from the early years of rock and roll – featuring work by an assortment of mainstream pop artists who were very quick to jump on the bandwagon of the new music! The styles here aren't just boring pop attempts to rehash rock, but also show a strong current of R&B at play as well – the kind of sounds that jump blues and other postwar styles had already brought to the mainstream – served up almost in a post-swing mode, with a cool mix of jazzy inflections and electrified instrumentation that's almost a precursor for the sound of popcorn soul! Most tracks are in an upbeat, swinging mode – one that's equally pleasing if you like crossover country from the time, or some of the more playful modes from pop singers too – all with a much wider range than you'd expect from the title and cover. As with other volumes, the notes are great, as is the track selection – and this fourth volume features 33 tracks that include "See Saw" by Don Cornell, "Band Of Gold" by Don Cherry, "Rock Love" by The Fontaine Sisters, "Fujiyama Mama" by Eileen Barton, "Teardrops From My Eyes" by The Hilltoppers, "Lovey Dovey" by Ella Mae Morse, "Bo Diddley" by Jean Dinning, "Susie Q" by The Crewcuts, "Rockabilly Party" by Hugo & Luigi, and "Flip Flop & Fly" by Johnny Ray. CD

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✨✧ SlaveSlave ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far and away the band's best record! The album's got a fresh funk sound that takes an earlier 70s ensemble style and slicks it down a bit – but thanks to some great drum work by Tim Dozier (Steve Arrington had yet to join the band), and a subtle riffing bass style by Mark Adams, the band had a groove that was quite revolutionary, and which set them apart from the legions of funk imitators that were springing up at the end of the 70s. The high points of the album is the band's seminal "Slide", which is followed up with "Son Of Slide" – and both tracks have these amazing dark repetitive grooves that have really stood the test of time (thanks in part to a famous sample by Tribe Called Quest!) Other tracks include "You & Me", "Party Hardy", "Screw Your Wig On Tite", and "Separated". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn with some marker on the front.)
 
 
 



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