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✨✧ VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – chronicling rare singles, A-sides and B-sides, as well as lesser known album tracks that wonderful fuse styles of African funk, soul & jazz, highlife and more. Heavy rhythms and passionate sounds galore, from the first half dozen years of the decade in this second, and purportedly final installment of the flagship Nigerian Special series! It's very exciting that researcher and compiler Miles Cleret puts together compilations of such top caliber material, on a level that it's mindboggling that so much has languished largely unheard for so many years! 19 tracks : "Psychedelic Baby" by Fubura Sekibo, "Shango Oba Onina" by Black's Zenith, "Omohupa" by The Otarus, "The Lord's Prayer"m by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Jeka Subu" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats", "Motako" by Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices Of Darkness and more. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album that's quite different than you might expect from the title – one of the most adventurous records issued on Impulse during the life of John Coltrane! The tracks here are all quite free and far-reaching – hardly the mellow "meditations you might expect – and more the new unbridled sense of energy that Trane was letting loose in the post-Love Supreme years. The group here features some tremendous tenor from Pharoah Sanders – joining the core lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – who himself is inspired to new heights by the addition of Rashied Ali as a second drummer. The work has a searing emotive quality that goes beyond most that Coltrane had recorded before this point – and titles include the classic "The Father The Son & The Holy Ghost", plus "Love", "Consequences", "Serenity", and "Compassion". CD

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
One thing about The Dells: They were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DVDHaack – The King Of Techno (DVD) ... DVD
Koch, 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A documentary portrait of musical surrealist Bruce Haack – an artist better known for his leftfield children's music, and hailed here as the King Of Techno – but really an adventurous eccentric musical pioneer who's finally being rewarded his just props! This film, by Philip Anagnos, is done up passionately – with suitably freaky animation, archival footage, and interviews with devotees Mouse On Mars, Money Mark and others! Feature is 70 minutes, in color and black & white. DVD extras include the director's featurette at the Slamdance Film Festival, additional footage and a radio interview. DVD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming this is an NTSC format, Region 1 DVD.)

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✨✧ DO Misiani & Shirati JazzKing Of History – Classic 1970s Benga Beats From Kenya ... CD
Sterns, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
DO Misiani and his Shirati Jazz band at their 70s peak – wiry, catchy guitars and passionate vocals melding in hypnotic songs and performances that came to define the Kenyan benga sound in the 70s! Misiani and Shirati Jazz were the first stars of the style, and this collection from Sterns makes it clear why the recordings made such an impact – and the sound quality is terrific, too. Includes "Giko Piny", "Wang Ni To Iringo", "LK The Pretty", "Mary: Part 1", "Mary: Part 2", "Jaa", "Safari Ya Garissa", "Sheroline", "Christina Jaber" and more. CD

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✨✧ Gary TaylorCompassion ... CD
Virgin, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
An indie soul classic from Gary Taylor – his first full album, originally issued in 1987 for Virgin! The set's got a style that's very much in the 80s mellow soul groove – a fair bit of electronics in the backing, but a smooth, round style in the tunes that snakes out with a good late nite sort of approach. Gary's getting some help here from famous friends that include The Whispers, Patrice Rushen, Phyllis St James, and Gerald Albright – and tracks include "Compassion", "Easier Said Than Done", "Love You To The Limit", "Don't Ask My Neighbor", "Lonely Heart", and "Tease Me". CD
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Family FodderSunday Girls (Director's Cut) ... LP
Staubgold (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally great little record – one that was initially billed as a Tribute To Blondie, but which has had more than a life of its own! True, the record does have some Blondie elements at times – including covers of two of the group's tracks – but most of the material is Family Fodder originals, done in this offbeat style that's very much at home at the genre-crossing New York downtown sound of the late 70s – bits of punk, funk, jazz, dub, and electronics all skittishly dancing together – with the best vibe of some of the most creative music on labels like Ze or 99 Records at the time. There's no easy way to categorize the cuts, but that's part of the genius of the record, too – and titles include "Sunday Girl #1", "Blue Girls", "Kisses", "Good Times Underwater", "Disco Purge", "Grand Mechant Loup", and "Ragged Wolf Of My Passions". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Wally O Productions ... CD
Philly Archives, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard Philly soul from the hands of Wally O – aka Wally Osborne, one of the the best independent producers working in Philly during the late 60s. This set of 22 tracks digs through some of Wally's best work – mostly male group sides, done in a mixture of styles that includes uptempo groovers and sweet harmony ballads – and all either issued as rare singles on labels like Toxsan or Womar, or never issued at all, and appearing for the first time on this CD. The harmony tracks are incredible – the kind of late night slow tracks that always send us scrambling for the liner notes to see who's blowing our mind – and overall, the quality of work on this CD matches the best of any of our other sweet soul or harmony classic titles. Tracks include "Dear One", "A Nicer Girl", and "Tears Tell The Story" by The Topics; "I'm So Glad", "Tell Me So", and "I Found True Love" by Herb Johnson & The Impacts; "Kisses & Roses" and "When I'm With You" by The Four Thoughts; "You Can't Have Your Cake" and "I Wish I Knew" by Bobby Holland; "Without You Babe" and "Cold Cold Love" by Jeri & Joe; "Cement Plaster & Gold" by The Natural Soul Brothers; "It Wasn't A Lie" by Topaz; and "My Life Depends On You" by The Passionettes. CD

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✨✧ Sea & CakeBiz ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most engaging earlier albums by the Chicago avant pop greats The Sea And Cake! The Biz has a reputation as one the looser, and more structurally sprawling records – but to honest, we don't really hear that – the drums are louder in the mix, the rhythms sink in deeply, Sam Prekop's vocals are more outwardly passionate – and to us, the songs are as memorable here as on any of their records. This album was the official indie pop soundtrack of '94 for some us, but it sounds great to this day! Tracks include "The Biz", Leeora", The Kiss", "Station In The Valley", "Darkest Night", "Sending", "Escort", "An Assassin", "The Transaction", and "For Minor Sky", perhaps their single best song ever. CD
(Out of print.)

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