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Shin Joong Hyun & OthersBeautiful Rivers And Mountains – The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LPs ... $23.99 26.98
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to the early 70s! The stylistic breadth is pretty wide, but what's so impressive is that he's not merely traipsing through genres to stay current – he's a real master, and the consistently great quality throughout is a real thing to behold. It's passionate and soulful as all get out, whether it's a spare bit of rock or folk, raw and rumbling psych folk or garage-y stormers. One of the best global psych comps we've seen in a while! Includes "Moon Watching", "J Blues '72" and "I've Got Nothing To Say" (credited to Shin Joong Hyun), "Please Don't Bother Me Anymore" by Golden Grapes, "The Sun" by Kim Jung Mi, "Tomorrow" by lee Jung Hwa, "Spring Rain" by Park In Soo, "Sunset" by Jang Hyun, "Why That Person" by Bunny Girls, "Beautiful Rivers And Mountains" by Shin Joong Hyun & The Men and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bi KidudeZanzibar ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1990s. Used ... $3.99
A stunning collection of work from Zanzibar's greatest modern female singer! Bi Kidude is one of Zanzibar's most accomplished and experienced vocalists and this excellent collection presents her in several different contexts, all recorded in the 90s. She sings traditional taraab music – a gorgeous style indigenous to the region and heavy on Arabic-sounding strings and gently percolating percussion – with Twinkling Stars, unyago drumming characterized by propulsive percussion and passionate call-and-response vocals, and more modern "dansi" pop songs recorded with Tanzania's great Shikamoo Jazz. There's really nothing else out there quite like music of Zanzibar and this CD provides an excellent introduction to its riches. Tracks include "Machozi Ya Huba", "Muhogo Wa Jang'ombe", "Arebaba Pakistan", "Beru", and "Kijiti". CD

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Lupe FiascoLasers ... CD
Warner, 2011. Used ... $2.99
Lupe Fiasco proves again why he's one of the most discussed figures in hip hop on Lasers – running the show here, but with some guest spots by Skylar Grey, Trey Songz, MDMA and others. Lupe is that fascinating figure who is more likely to be heard plotting a route out of the rap game than he his plotting a takeover – and that sometimes thematically weary, but always passionate and exuberant voice is at the center here. Titles include "Words I Never Said" with Skylar Grey, "Till I Get There", "Out Of My Head" with Trey Songs, "The Show Goes On", "All Black Everything", "Coming Up" feat MDMA, "Never Forget You" with John Legend and more. CD

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Melba MooreStanding Right Here – The Anthology – The Buddah & Epic Years ... CD
Epic/ (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A huge run of greatness from singer Melba Moore – an artist who maybe hit her heights on the late 70s Buddah and Epic Records material featured here! Moore already had a fantastically well-developed voice by the time of these recordings – thanks to time on the stage in a number of key productions, including Hair and Purlie – but the late 70s also shows her really finding the right sort of focus for her unusual talents – maybe pulling back a bit at the right moments, and folding her strength into the overall groove of a tune – spearheaded here with excellent work from producers who include McFadden & Whitehead, Eugene McDaniels, and Van McCoy! CD1 features 17 tracks from her time at Budddah Records, CD2 features 14 more cuts recorded for Epic – and the collection also features some rare b-sides and other material from singles. Titles include "My Sensitive Passionate Man", "Standing Right Here", "I Am His Lady", "This Is It (12" mix)", "Stay Awhile", "So Many Mountains", "Good Love Makes Everything Alright (12" mix)", "You Stepped Into My Life", "Night People (12" mix)", "Next To You", "Rest Inside My Love", "You Stepped Into My Life (special disco mix)", "There's No Other Like You", "Just Another Link", "Night People (12" mix)", and "Burn (UK rmx)". CD

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Bruno Nicolai99 Donne (99 Women) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. Used ... $12.99
The sexy score for 99 Donne – an obscure Jess Franco film about 99 female prisoners, locked behind bars and alone with their passions! Given the setting, Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack is actually incredibly free of kitsch – and instead blends together driving upbeat numbers with some mellower, moodier tunes – often presented with full orchestrations that bring in notes of sadness and sentiment. That's not saying that the whole thing's not groovy – as Bruno includes some nice jazzy touches on the album, which are unusual for his work – and the leadoff track also features some really great English language vocals from Audrey Stainton! Very nicely reissued, with images from the film, and a total of 24 tracks in all! CD

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Brother John SellersBrother John Sellers – Paris 1957 ... CD
Sackville, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic later 50s rhythm & blues with a jazzy kick to it from Brother John Sellers – his 1957 Paris recordings backed by the Guy Lafitte Orchestra! Sellers was an exceptional passionate vocalist, with a versatile style that blends emphatic blues and gospel blues, and a remarkably natural fit with Laffitte's players – who have a pretty rich style themselves. The tunes roll from jumping blues, to sweetly sorrowful laments, to proto rock, to jazzier styles. Titles include "Lucy Mae Blues", "Railroad Blues", "Love Is A Story", "Morning Noon And Night", "Woke Up This Morning", "Miss Otis Regrets", "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town", "Let's Rock N Roll". CD

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Talking HeadsTalking Heads: 77 ... LP
Sire, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Their first album, from when they were still fresh out of art school, with a nice, stripped down approach. With "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town", "New Feeling", "Tentative Decisions", "Happy Day", "Who Is It?", "No Compassion", "The Book I Read", "Don't Waorry About The Government", "First Week/Last Week. . .Carefree", 'Psycho Killer" and "Pulled Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousGreat Groups – The Lost Masters Vol 1 ... CD
Mid Century Music, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $7.99
24 tracks from the Royaltones, Sparkletones, the Platters, the Meadowlarks, the Playboys, the Shields, the Eternals, the Skyliners, the Devotions, the Passions, the Del Vikings & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups Vol 5 ... CD
Sequel (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by The Ovations, The Chaperones, The Orioles, The Emeralds, The Passions, and The Bob Knight Four. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLost Ladies Of Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Lost Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A great collection of rare female soul tunes – one that really goes past the cliches of other sets of this type! The best thing about this one is the way that it really pays attention to girl group sounds of the early 70s – a pivotal time in the tradition, when the girl trio sound was transforming from the sweeter grooves of the 60s, into a more sophisticated, more progressive groove for the 70s. There's loads of great numbers in here with a hip early 70s sound – and just about every cut is a rare single-only title that you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Titles include "Don't Make It Hurt" by Byrdie Green, "You Better Make A Move" by The Passions, "Lost Without The Love Of My Guy" by Viola Wills, "Where Did He Come From" by Sunday Williams, "It Must Be Love" by The Sequins, "Have You Been Making Out OK" by Quiet Elegance, "The Gleam In Your Eye" by The Overtones, "Ready Made Family" by Creative Funk, "Oh Yes I Do" by The Eight Minutes, and "Never Change Our Love" by Toni & The Hearts. CD
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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ VariousThose Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard Psychedelic Progressive Rock & Funk 1970 to 1978 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3 LPs ... $23.99
A truly incredible overview of 70s Indonesian funk, rock and psychedelia infused recordings – and it's beautifully put together, to boot – one of the very best compilations yet from Stones Throw's Now Again branch! There's an undercurrent of funk to most of this material, but it's always topped off with prog & psych rhythmic heaviness and dexterity, and usually done with passionate, feverish vocals. The story of Indonesian underground music of the time is a complicated one, and one that's been hard to come by outside of the region, given the difficult political circumstances of the time. This amazing set does a tremendous service for this music. Essential! Includes "Haai" by Panbers, "Anti Gandja" by The Brims, "Bad News" by Rollies, "People" by Super Kid", "Evil War" by Shark Move, "Shake Me" by Aja, "The Promise" by Rhythm Kids, "Uang" by Duo Kribo, "Pantun Lama" by Murry Lama, "Hear Me" by Golden Wing, "Candle Light" by Beny Soebardja And Lizard and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card for 64 page booklet & all tracks.)

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✨✧ Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage CruisersNuclear Blast (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw and rumbling gospel sounds from the Designer Records vaults – real and resonant southern gospel from Reverend Douglas Bell & Th Stage Cruisers! Heavy vocals & sermonizing with swirling organ and wailing keyboards along with the impassioned vocals. As with the material on the Together compilation, the material is well produced, with bluesy, gritty immediacy. Titles include "Nuclear Blast", "Bitter And The Sweet", "I Got To Make Heaven My Home", "Hard Love Affair", "I Got A Home", "I'll Fight Goliath", "How Many Miles To Heaven", "What You Need From The Lord" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Edgewear to digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Joe Henderson5 Original Albums (Our Thing/In N Out/Inner Urge/State Of The Tenor 1 & 2) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Mid 60s/Mid 80s. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of a great run of genius from Joe Henderson – plus a seminal 80s return to form – served up here on five different albums recorded for Blue Note! First up is Our Thing – a classic straight session by Joe Henderson – cut during his early years, when he was breaking out of the box with a heck of a lot of fire! Kenny Dorham's subdued lyricism complements Joe's impassioned playing over the angular, yet still-swinging rythm section of Andrew Hill, Eddie Kahn and Pete La Roca. The track "Pedro's Time" reflects Joe's fascination with Latin-flavored pieces (as evidenced by Joe's previous effort Page One, and his work on Dorham's Una Mas), while pieces like "Teeter Totter", "Our Thing" and "Back Road" play with time and structure in subtle ways. In N Out is a stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! Echoes of "new thing" modes lie in the background of the record, but upfront things have a sharp 60s Blue Note punch – thanks in part to a great lineup that also includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Henderson's tone is rough and young – but in a great way, one that's perfect for the exploratory nature of his original tunes on the set, and which matches the mood of Dorham's compositions as well. Tracks include "In N Out", "Short Story", "Brown's Town", and "Punjab". Inner Urge is a fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – with a very dark edge to his solos that's nicely offset by McCoy Tyner's lyrical piano, and the supple rhythms of Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones. It's hard to look at the lineup and not feel this group is approaching the tunes in a very post-Coltrane mode, but Henderson's voice on the tenor is completely singular, and puts that short-sighted theory to rest with his first bold note of the session. The album features 5 numbers in all – 3 originals showcasing Henderson's strong songwriting "Inner Urge", "Isotope" and "El Barrio" – plus the great Duke Pearson ballad "You Know I Care" and the standard "Night & Day". Last up are the two live Village Vanguard albums State Of The Tenor Vols 1 & 2 – a real moment of genius for Joe Henderson from the 80s – a spare trio session, recorded live at the Village Vanguard, in a mode that recalls Sonny Rollins classic sets there for Blue Note! And while Sonny often performed heavily in a trio setting, unfettered by chords in the rhythm section – this is a unique date for Joe, and he sounds brilliant throughout! Ron Carter and Al Foster provide a crisp but elastic foundation for Henderson's burnished melodies and solos in a very spacious setting. Titles include"The Bead Game", "Soulville", "Portrait", "Beatrice", "Friday The Thirteenth", "Happy Reunion", "Loose Change", "Ask Me Now" and "Isotope". CD
Also available 5 Original Albums (Our Thing/In N Out/Inner Urge/State Of The Tenor 1 & 2) (5CD set) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookLive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cadillac/Hux (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mike Westbrook live, and also a bit more stripped-down than on some of his earlier albums – less of the high concept presentation overall, and more in the mode of the sharper edges of the British scene of the time! The tracks are all longish, and nicely open at points – flowing with a much more organic energy than we might expect from Westbrook, and almost allowing for some fusion influences at times – especially on the guitar by Gary Boyle, and Westbrook's own use of electric piano. Other members of the quintet include George Khan on electric saxophone, Alan Jackson on drums and alto sax, and Butch Potter on bass guitar, flute, and "pogo stick" – and titles include "Travellin", "Compassion", "Down On The Farm", "Metropolis 1X", and "Pleasure City". CD also includes two never-issued live tracks – "Marching Song" and "Spaces". CD

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousCulture Power 45 – Fruition (colored vinyl) ... LP
Culture Power 45, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar compilation of the first bunch of limited edition singles released by the vinyl-only Culture Power 45 label/loose, like-minded independent hip hop collective! Culture Power 45 is heavy with some of our hometown heroes, but is not exclusively Chi-centric – with strong tracks by Thaione Davis, Infinito 2017, Iomos Marad, Radius and more, and solid production by some of the above plus Tall Black Guy, Kenny Keys, Cool D, Empee and others. Passionate, driven, rock solid hip hop from a strong roster of talent! Includes "Jr Boy Can't Let Go" by Rashid Hadee, "TIme U Miss" by Fatnice, "LIFE Long" by Shiv, "Two In One" by Radius, "War Against Commercialism" by Infinito 2017, "Just Me" by Iomos Marad, "Found Me"" by 9th Scientist and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on marbled colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ VariousWorld Ends – Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of rare psychedelia we've heard in a while from anywhere in the world – this one focusing on Afro Rock & psych from 70s Nigeria – among the greatest releases to date on the Soundway label, which only does great work! The music has the touchstone elements of raw garage funk & rock sounds from around the globe at the time – fuzzed out guitars and organs, searing solos, hard grooving rhythms and passionate vocals. But the guitars and rhythms are uniquely African, too, with highlife and Afrobeat gestures along with the global psychedelic soul sounds. 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Nwantini/Die Die" by The Ify Jerry Krusade, "Rough Rider" by The Hygrades, "Yem Efe" by Tony Grey Super 7, "Ikoko" yb Eppi Fanio, "All Night Long" by Bongos Ikwue, "Babalawo" by The Thermometers, "Eti Ufok" by The Ceejebs, "Active Action" by The Action 13, "Onye Ije" by The Strangers, "Bullwalk" by The Comrades, "Egwu Aja" by Ofo The Black Company and more. Comes with a great booklet of notes and the always top shelf Soundway treatment in general. Perfection! CD

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