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✨✧ VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley ... CD
Jazzman/Stones Throw, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD

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✨✧ Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Le Premiere Bonheur Du Jour) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really lovely sounds from the young Francoise Hardy – easily one of the coolest, most confident female singers in France at the time! Hardy is neither the emotive style of postwar passionate singers, nor the too-cool style of the left bank – and instead, she's got this way of mixing her own acoustic guitar with lightly lyrical arrangements that never overshadow her role in the lead – far less of the "yeh yeh" style that other singers were using, and which Hardy is too-often considered with. There's a beautifully gentle feel to the record – even though the set features some larger arrangements from Marcel Hendrix – and titles include "J'Aurais Voulu", "Nous Tous", "On Dit De Lui", "Comme Tant D'Autres", "Saurai Je", "Va Pas Prendre Un Tambour", and "Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour". CD

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✨✧ Gordon Parks/Ralph EllisonInvisible Man – Gordon Parks & Ralph Ellison In Harlem (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful book that brings together two different collaborations between these two key figures in postwar African-American culture – writings by Ralph Ellison, with supporting photographs from Gordon Parks – the award-winning journalist who also went onto a much larger role in film and music during the 70s! This material captures both individuals when their ideas were the freshest – Ellison was writing Invisible man during the first project here, and the collaborations deal sharply with the inequality between black and white culture in America, as seen through the lens of Harlem in the postwar years. Parks' photos are amazing – sometimes journalistic, almost with an unflinching sort of Wee Gee stare – other times much more compassionate, really hinting at some of his greatness to come – and the book also features supporting material from proof sheets and manuscripts – presenting both projects as they were originally intended, but also giving them a lot of background as well. 166 pages, oversized, hardcover, and with many well-printed black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Vive Le RockIssue 37 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Vive Le Rock (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pub rock legends Dr Feelgood grace the cover – and the issue also features great articles on Slaughter & The Dogs, New Model Army, The Passions, John Cooper Clarke, Scotty Moore, Jilted John, and Dexys Midnight Runners – as well as an insane story about the 1977 pairing of members of the Sex Pistols and Thin Lizzy! The issue also features a bonus CD with 13 songs, a look at 10 essential Pub Rock albums, and lots more news, history, and reviews. Magazine

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✨✧ Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass – with Kamran Yaghmaei on guitars and backing vocals and Kambiz Yaghmaei on keys and backing vocals. Other players contribute drums, bass and occasional additional elements – harmonica or horns on few tracks. The sound is a really wonderful amalgam of western garage, psych and strains of funk with native Iranian modes and tempos. The songs here sink in on an emotional level without us knowing a word of the language – the passionate vocals work wonderfully in that regard – but musically, it's innovative stuff that's nicely tripped out and heavily rhythmic, without compromising the melodic sensibility. The heavy duty 3LP set features 21 tracks in all – in a sweet 6 panel gatefold with a 24 page booklet – featuring extensive notes and photos, with Kourosh's story told in autobiographical detail. Like other recent Now Again packages, it's really beautifully done! Titles include "Gol E Yakh", "Dar Enteha", "Paiz", "Leila", "Del Dareh Pir Misheh", "Shirin Joon", "Ghazal", "Mosafere Shahre Baran", "Saghe", "Niyayesh", "Saraabe Toe", "Baroona", "Khaar", Bachehaye Khoobe Koocheh" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Woogie Disco ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty cool mix of cuts from the glory days of the disco scene – not just the familiar American tracks you might expect, but also some surprising gems from overseas, too – European disco numbers, and a few Japanese moments too – as you might guess from the manga-styled look of the cover! The sound here is definitely heavy on the more crossover side of disco – not underground club cuts, but the kind of tracks that would easily draw in audiences from the more mainstream dancefloors – even though lots of these songs are still pretty unfamiliar! A great batch of pop disco numbers, some we'd never heard before – with titles that include "Desperately" by The Love Machine, "Magic Eyes" by The Eastern Gang, "Just Wanna Dance Tonight" by Trix, "Chinese Kung Fu" by Banzaii, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Fly High Little Butterfly" by Arabesque, "Soul Dracula" by Hot Blood, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Sexy Bus Stop" by Dr Dragon & The Oriental Express, "Himiko" by Passionata, "Clap Your Hands Together" by Funky Bureau, "Moskau" by Genghis Khan, and "Breakaway" by Earnie Bush. CD

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✨✧ VariousThai? Dai! – The Heavier Sound Of The Luk Thung Underground ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of underground Thai rock we've seen – and it certainly is The Heavier Sound Of the Luk Thung Underground – including a uniquely Thai vision flavored with a Black Sabbath riff, psych makeovers of Thai folklore, and a bunch great tunes that meld Bangkok life with western garage and psychedelia masterfully! All of the tunes are heavy in their own way, but it's by no means heavy in a simple hard rock way – loads of impassioned vocals, astounding percussion, tripped out guitar and other strings and woozy organ keep the arrangements exciting, and the otherworldly aspects play nice with accessible melodies. Titles include "Kuen Kuen Lueng Leung" (the aforementioned heady take on Sabbath's "Iron Man"), "Ruk Kun Samong" by Plearn Promdan, "Pai Joi" by Rung Petchburi, "Nam Mun Pang" by Sroeng Santi, "Dub Fai Kui Gun" by Sroeng Santi and more. 14 massive slabs of heavy Thai psych in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ReplacementsTwin Tone Years (4LP box set) ... LP
Twin Tone/Warner, Early/Mid 80s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
The first 4 records by The Replacements – the underrated Sorry Ma, Forgot The Take Out The Trash and Stink, plus the classics Hootenanny and Let It Be – recorded for Twin Tone in the first half of the 80s, and compiled here in a handsome 4LP box set! Early in their run, on the first 2 LPs in this set, they're almost hiding their love for sloppy, passionate rock & roll in more of a caterwauling post punk mode, they really start to branch out a bit on Hootenanny, then reach an inarguable peak on Let It Be. It's great to have these records in a box set, as it chronicles one of most fascinating maturation processes of any rock band in the 1980s – on top of each record being total blast on its own! LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition.)

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookOn Duke's Birthday ... LP
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1985. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A great tribute to the late Duke Ellington – but one that's quite different than most of Duke's music! The album features a live performance by Mike Westbrook, recorded in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the passing of Ellington – all original Westbrook music, but scored around Ellington ideas, moods, and tones! The performance is by various groupings of British avant players – including Georgie Born on cello, Brian Godding on guitar, Kate Westbrook on tenor horn and voice, Phil Minton on trumpet and voice, and Chris Biscoe on saxes – and overall, the sound's a fair bit darker and sparer than Ellington – a nice interpolation of his passions, but taken to whole new directions. Titles include "Music Is", "East Stratford Too Doo", "Checking In At Hotel Le Prieure", and "On Duke's Birthday". LP, Vinyl record album
(In one of those cool 2LP Hat Hut boxes – with postcard and inserts!)
 
 
 



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