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Cannonball Adderley QuintetHappy People ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself. The rest of the album's pretty darn great too – with some long tracks that have a more open-ended groove than the usual Cannon funk – featuring more piano by Duke, percussion by Airto and King Errison, cornet by Nat Adderley, and guitar by David T Walker. Other titles include "Ela", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Savior" – and the album was recorded live, with a very lively feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Afro Percussion EnsembleSoul Of A People ... LP
Trolley Car, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer set of spare percussion from this little-known group – a set that's recorded with a very raw, rootsy style – and no other adornment at all! The instrumentation on the set is very spare – nearly all percussion, and performed on claves, bata drums, and congas – plus additional chants from the group, which really intensifies the energy of the whole thing! The set was put together by Joe Cain in a really echoey way – one that recalls the best of the 60s Afro drum experimental sessions – but even without some of the jazz currents on some of those albums, just a stronger focus on West African and Latin elements. Titles include "Drum Festival", "Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", "Jungle Drums", and "Drums Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene AmmonsBest Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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James BrownPeople ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Sealed ... $14.99
Late 70s James, and a little bit more up-tempo and clubby funky, but still some decent stuff from The Godfather. Includes "Don't Stop the Funk", "Let the Funk Flow", "Stone Cold Drag", and "Are We Really Dancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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William S BurroughsWords Of Advice For Young People (interzone radio, mutatis mutandis radio, round the world, interzone ext, lemurs in the mist, mutatis) ... 12-inch
Island, 1993. Very Good ... $13.99
William S Burroughs meets Hal Wilner and Michael Franti. Who would've figured. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Hype sticker is taped to the sleeve.)

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Bus People Express (Poets Of Rhythm)Augusta Georgia (Here I Come)/South Carolina ... 7-inch
Hotpie & Candy/Daptone, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $3.99 6.99
A rarity from the early 90s funky underground by Bus People Express – who were alternately working as Soul Saints during this period – and they would soon trailblaze the contemporary funk scene as Poets Of Rhythm! "Augusta Georgia (Here I Come)" starts out with stripped-down drums and some gritty call and response group vocals, before the guitar and bass come storming in. Reminiscent of James Brown at his rawest and grittiest, ala Motherlode! "South Carolina" has a slower cooking style with some southern funky soul swagger, as you might guess from the title. A prescient blast of modern funk to come! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CalifoneSometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People ... CD
Glitterhouse (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album

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ChicReal People ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Sealed ... $5.99
Not really any hits on this one, but Nile Rogers and the group still keep grooving along – wangling that pop disco groove with amazing sharpness! Titles include "Chip Off the Old Block", "Open Up", "26", "I Loved You More", "Real People", and "Rebels Are We". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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June ChristyBallads For Night People ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good ... $3.99
Darkly beautiful work from singer June Christy – a lesser-remembered gem from the end of her years at Capitol Records! The mood here is very much in keeping with the "night people" setting of the title – a lonely space of empty streets, open windows, and late night saloons – first brought to record so beautifully by June on the Something Cool album, and wonderfully revisited in this fantastic set! Arrangements are by husband Bob Cooper, and although they're a bit less arch-modern than some of Christy's work with Pete Rugolo, they still really get at the boozy genius of June's vocals at their best. Titles include "I Had A Little Sorrow", "Night People", "Make Love To Me", "Shadow Woman", "My Ship", and "Kissing Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Citrus SunPeople Of Tomorrow ... CD
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A really sweet set from this Incognito side project – a group who are even jazzier than usual work from Bluey and crew! The album's mostly instrumental – save for some great guest vocals from Valerie Etienne – and the focus is on longer solos on keyboards, guitar, and trumpet – all spun out over the kind of classic grooves you'd expect from Incognito! Think of the record as a jazz fusion project from the late 70s, with some R&B undercurrents – just the kind of set that only a rare few like Bluey could do so well. Valerie sings on a great cover of Terry Callier's "What Color Is Love", and the album also features an instrumental take on "What's Going On", plus the tracks "Yesterday Detroit", "Cooking With Walter", "Tonight We Dance", "Mais Uma Vez", and "People Of Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ CzarsUgly People Vs The Beautiful People ... CD
Manifesto, 2002. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print.)

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Ray DaviesOther People's Lives ... CD
V2, 2006. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonMy People (Contact pressing) ... LP
Contact, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an all-star cast that includes Jimmy Jones both at the piano and conductor's stand; Joya Sherrill on vocals with the Irving Bunton Singers, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy McPhail, and Lil Greenwood; Billy Strayhorn on celeste, Juan Amalbert on conga, and other familiar Ellingtonians in the larger group! The tunes have a mix of gospel and folk roots, turned towards more modern Ellington compositional modes – and almost all numbers feature vocals, including one with narration by Ellington himself. Titles include "Will You Be There", "Come Sunday", "David Danced", "Montage", "My Mother My Father", "My People", "The Blues Ain't", and "What Color Is Virtue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fantastic SoulsSoul To The People (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99
Damn! We sure dug the previous Fantastic Souls funky 45 on Kay Dee, but this one's a straight up monster! An eight piece combo, the Fantastic Souls are a deep enough roster bring a furiously paced, heated intensity as well have enough space for solos and more dynamic interplay. The drums are nice and heavy, the guitars vamp nicely, the horns are perfectly punchy, plus a nice bit with some bongos. On Part 2, it's stripped down and driven even more by the incredible percussion. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FantasticsAll The People ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99
Keyboard flavored funky, jazzy sweetness from The Fantastics – who've had a pretty terrific run of funky 45s and a tight full length – delivering their best work yet and one of our favorite albums on Freestyle of the past couple years with All The People! There's a real love of timeless jazzy soul and funk, with some Latin-y percussion and harder hitting funk on a couple tunes, but what's great is how assured and sort of cohesive the vibe is – they're not rolling through genres, it's got a tight feel and the musicianship is totally stellar. The group features modern funk veteran Greg Boraman of the Soul Providers and Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours on Hammond and other keys, with Pete Collison on guitar, Raydn Hunter on bass, James Smith on drums, Mark Norton on sax & flute, and some guest players – most notably, Sulent Fleming – who delivers some sultry, smoky soul vocals on a handful of numbers. Includes "Mushroom Strut", "Swwetback", "Somewhere Finally", "All The People" (Pts 1 & 2 on the CD version), "No Right Turns", "Know No Gods", "I Breathe", "The Bone Breaker", "Cold Case" and "Cecil's Slide". CD

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Fela & Africa 70Opposite People/Sorrow Tears & Blood ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, 1977/1999. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Monster stuff – and some killer straight-ahead afro funk jams from Fela! The set's got 2 albums on 1 CD, with stellar remastering, a great looking package – and the kind of insanely funky work you'd expect from the master. The Opposite People album has 2 long cuts – "Opposite People" and "Equalisation Of Trouser & Pant". They both have beautiful spooky keyboards in the instrumental passages, then leap into hard soul vocals by Fela. Sorrow Tears & Blood also has two long tracks, the title cut and "Colonial Mentality". The album features a guest appearance by Lester Bowie from the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and the usual killer sax work by Fela! Nice stuff, and with a motherlode of great funky grooves! CD

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Eddie FloydWhy Is The Wine Sweeter On The Other Side/People Get It Together ... 7-inch
Stax, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonPeople Get Ready ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul instrumental" mode that mixes jazz soloing with complicated percussion and bits of Latin rhythms. Henderson plays this cool orange trombone on the record (pictured on the cover!), in a mode that recalls some of Fred Wesley's more jazz-based work – and titles include "Things Go Better", "Respect", "Cucamonga", "Orbital Velocity", and "Cathy The Cooker". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer & Jim HallSwamp People ... CD
Giant Steps/Cherry Red (UK), 1958. Used ... $13.99
(Out of print.)

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