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MoveShazam (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fly/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
The Move are looking a bit fuzzier here than in their earlier years – and they're sounding a bit fuzzier too, but in a way that's totally great! The group's down to a quartet, which seems to bring even more focus on the great vocals of Carl Wayne, and heady guitar of Roy Wood! There's a brashness here the group didn't have before – a direction that points more towards some of Wood's later solo work, but which still has the core crispness and wit that makes The Move so wonderful – even as they blossom here into a more full-formed psychedelic act. Tunes are longer, and definitely trippier – but in a wonderfully playful way that's never too full of itself. The group produced themselves this time around, and get some great help on arrangements from Tony Visconti – on titles that include "Fields Of People", "Hello Susie", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Don't Make My Baby Blue", and "Beautiful Daughter". 2CD edition is overflowing with great tracks – some never issued before – 37 bonus cuts that include "Wild Tiger Woman", "Blackberry Way", "Second Class", "Omnibus", "Curly", "This Time Tomorrow", and "A Certain Something" – plus alternate mixes, out-takes from the album, and rare BBC material too! CD

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A sweet little large group session from Gerry – a bit harder swinging than some of his mid 50s small group work, but still with that mellifluous glide that's the trademark Mulligan sound! Arrangements are by some great talents – including Al Cohn, Johnny Mandel, and Bob Brookmeyer, who also plays valve trombone on the set – and titles include "Blueport", "Body & Soul", "Black Nightgown", and "Let My People Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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Nite-LitersNite-Liters ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stone funky funky! This is an excellent reissue of the Nite Liters' classic first album, and a monster batch of funky instrumentals that we'd put up there with the great Meters records on Josie, or the classic JBs LPs on People! There's lots of hard drums, choppy guitars, and good funky grooves. The tracks are short and hard, with the kind of raw funk groove that you buy rare funk LPs for. Tracks include "Itchy Brother", "Snap Your Twig", "Down & Dirty", "The Heckler", and "Stuff N It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NOREGod's Favorite – clean promo version ... LP
Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $0.99
Damn... one of the early 00's "commercial" LP's that are at least as dope as our underground favorites – real hip hop that still keeps the party people movin', with a number of cuts produced by the Neptunes & Swizz Beats. Tracks include the instant classic "Nothin", plus "Hit Me Slime" featuring Nas, Ice-T, Nelly, & others, "God's Favorite", "Grimey", "Nahmeanuheard" (original and remix), "Mr. CEO", "Live My Life" featuring Ja Rule, "Full Mode", "Love Ya Moms" featuring Capone & others, "Head Bussa", "Wanna Be Like Him", "Black Clouds", "Banned From Another Club", "Now I Pray", "Consider This" featuring Kelis, and the bonus track "The Life Of A (Gangsta) Capone". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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✨✧ NotationsStill Here – 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A hell of a great album – and a much-needed full length set that finally brings together all the best early work by The Notations! The group hailed from the same Chicago scene as The Impressions and Chi-Lites – and although they never hit the big time back in the day, they're arguably even better than the leading Windy City soul groups of the period – possessed with a tremendous sense of harmony, a great vocal range, and this badass style that makes even their mellow cuts sound wonderfully gritty! And while the group recorded one full album in the mid 70s, that album's never been as fully representative of their strengths as their early singles – which are collected strongly here in a package that should finally give them their much-needed due. The choice of cuts is wonderful – and includes rare gems from their years at Cash and Twinight Records, plus other pre-Gemigo singles too – all with great notes that tell the group's story, in the usual Numero Records depth. Titles include "I Can't Stop", "That Girl", "Just You & Me", "Trying My Best To Find Her", "A New Day", "Gonna Get Ready", "I've Been Trying", "Leading Lady", "Now I Know How It Feels", "I Don't Want To Be Late", "At The Crossroads", "What More Can I Say", "I'm Still Here", and "This Time I'm For Real". CD features two bonus tracks – "Lonely People" and "Young Girl". CD
Also available Still Here – 1967 to 1973 ... LP 13.99

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O'JaysOriginal Album Classics (Backstabbers/Ship Ahoy/Survival/Family Reunion/Travelin At The Speed Of Thought) (5CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1972/1973/1974/1975/1977. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
Tremendous group soul from the O'Jays – and nearly every one of their best recordings for Philadelphia International Records, served up in one mighty hip set! The package features five full albums, each in a tiny LP sleeve – all of which really have the trio stepping forward strongly from their early group soul years – finding a new mature space in which to really hone their sublime vocal talents, and take on a whole host of new social and political themes as well! The set features 42 tracks, and the full albums Back Stabbers, Ship Ahoy, Survival, Family Reunion, and Travelin At The Speed Of Thought – with cuts that include "Love Train", "Back Stabbers", "This Air I Breathe", "For The Love Of Money", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", "Unity", "Stairway To Heaven", "I Love Music", "Let's Spend Some Time Together", and "Time To Get Down". CD

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Yuji OhnoProof Of The Man (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
Sweet funky sounds from Japanese keyboardist/arranger Yuji Ohno – one of his lesser-known film scores from the 70s, but also one of his best! The record's got a bit of a cop/crime vibe overall – with lots of warm electric touches, of the sort you might find on an American thriller of the same period – served up with lots of keyboard lines from Ohno, over a mixture of full funky backings, light string moments, and a few especially nice spare, spacey cuts! And yes, there's a little kid on the cover, but focus more on the urban setting behind him – because there's a soulful undercurrent here that's echoed in the instrumentation, and on the album's one vocal number. Titles include "Fantasia", "Get Up All The People", "The Way To The Spa Of Kirizumi", "A Key To The Mystery", "Car Chase", and "Main Theme From Proof Of The Man". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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O'JaysShip Ahoy ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul (ala The Temptations), fused with the warmer more sophisticated styles of the Philly sound! The blend is perfect – and has a way of getting the message from the underground right into the living room – and a bit onto the charts as well! From the image on the cover – which features the group in a slave ship setting – to politics of tracks like "Don't Call Me Brother", "For The Love Of Money", "Put Your Hands Together", and "This Air That I Breathe", the record's an extremely unified effort – kind of to the O'Jays what What's Going On was to Marvin Gaye. Other titles include "You Got Your Hooks In Me", "Now That We Found Love", and "People Keep Tellin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot.)

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Original FlavorBeyond Flavor ... CD
Atlantic, 1993. Used ... $11.99
The still solid second album from Original Flavor – a classic level snapshot early 90s east coast rap! Most people aren't really up on Original Flavor these days, but it's pretty much where Jay-Z got his start (though he had done a few small spots on with Big Jaz prior to this). Ski, the producer and main MC of the group of course continued to work with Jay-Z, producing a number of tracks for him over the years. So there's no denying this is a hella important footnote in hip hop history, but that sells it WAY short – this a killer set of bedrock early 90s hip hop. Essential! 15 tracks, counting interludes, including "Can I Get Open", "Beyond Flavor", "Watchawant", "Blowin Up Da Spot", "Many Styles" and "All That". CD

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Jim O'RourkeSimple Songs ... LP
Drag City, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
Subtle grandeur from experimental rock icon Jim O'Rourke! He's pulled off a really incredible trick here – delivering what may very well be his most richly textured and artfully arranged work – but he does that in the form of warm, endearingly straight forward songwriting, rather than free form experimentalism. It's stunning! A lot of people best know O'Rourke for his contributions as a producer and guest member of more famous groups – especially Stereolab and Sonic Youth – and while we can envision the sounds and textures he's brought to others from listening to Simple Songs, we never pegged him as a such a great singer-songwriter before. Even his voice has a surprisingly soulful, almost Cat Stevens like quality. The songs are built around guitar, bass, drums and organ, with subtly layered strings and horns – nothing too out there instrumentation wise, hence the title, but there's nothing simple about it. Hands down one of the greatest rock albums of the decade. Includes "Friends With Benefits", "That Weekend", "Half Life Crisis", "Hotel Blue", "These Hands", "Last Year", "End Of The Road" and "All Your Blood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus Pablo & OthersAugustus Pablo Presents Rockers International – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Legendary sounds from the great Augustus Pablo – the Rockers International selection of some of his best music from his too-short career – both instrumental tracks that feature his own haunting melodica solos, plus other performances with key vocal collaborators at the time! Pablo helms the music throughout – sometimes with the spooky, eerie quality of his own records – sometimes with a bit more of a roots style, but one that's always filled with great little twists and turns – if not melodica, then Augustus on organ or keyboards too. There's a huge amount of tracks on this 2CD set – and titles include "The People Of This World" by Sister Jam, "El Rockers Chapter Four" by Rockers All Stars, "El Rockers Chapter One" by Jay Iny, "Three Men In A Truck Back" by Delroy Williams, "Protect Them" by Norris Reid, "Away With You Fussing & Fighting" by Junior Delgado, "False Rasta" by Jacob Miller, "Black force" by Norris Reid, "1 Rutland Close" by Pablo All Stars, "Changing World" by Earl Sixteen Daley, "Zion A Fe Lion" by Jah Levi, and the tracks "King David's Melody", "El Rockers Chapter Three", "Cool Melody", "Destiny", "Cassava Piece", and "555 Crown Street" – all by Pablo himself! CD

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Junior ParkerYou Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fitting title to this one – as it virtually describes the standard that the blues business was operating on during the early 70s – as artists came out of the shadows and found big audiences on college campuses, rock clubs, and other crossover scenes! The concept is carried to the Nth degree on the cover – which has a front image of a young Asian boy eating a big watermelon, Sambo-style – and the back cover features notes that say things like "Chinese kids like watermelon, Irish like bagels, black people like Jewish rye, and today everybody loves the Blues." Fortunately, this comic packaging doesn't affect the album too much – as Junior's still in the fine form he was at the end of the 60s, cruising between blues and soul, with a slight touch of jazz, in a unique way that sounds better to our ears than the work of most of his contemporaries. Titles include "Five Long Years", "That's Alright", "Way Back Home", "Man Or Mouse", and "I Like Your Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ParliamentGloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... CD
Casablanca, 1979. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked later gem from Parliament – a set that's very tight and funky, and which really picks up the groove first laid down on "Flashlight"! There's a tightly snapping approach here that rivals the best late 70s work by Funkadelic – the later P-Funk mode that's even more focused on rhythms than before, and which gets away from the sloppy stuff to really hit home with the groove! Tunes are steeped in horny horns, wah wah guitar, and lots of electric keyboards – and titles include "The Big Bang Theory", which is virtually a blueprint for the LA G-funk sound of the 80s – plus the tracks "The Freeze", "May We Bang You?", "Party People", and "(GloryHallaStoopid) Pin The Tail On The Funky". CD

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Alan Parsons ProjectTurn Of A Friendly Card – The Singles(green colored vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Legacy/Arista, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
A sweet special package – one that includes single edits of three tracks from the classic Turn Of A Friendly Card album – including "Games People Play", "Snake Eyes", and "Turn Of A Friendly Card". Chris Rainbow provides vocals on two of the tracks – and the single is limited, and pressed on green vinyl! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Passing FancyPassing Fancy ... LP
Columbia/Lion, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A wonderful set of jangle-pop from the Canadian scene of the late 60s – a record with a few psych touches at times, but a warmer, sweeter glow overall! There's a reall charming feel to the set – slightly rough around the edges, but in ways that make Passing Fancy really stand out from some of the more commercial pop psyche of the time – with kind of a compressed feel to some of the instrumentation, which creates a gently fuzzy backdrop for some of the more pronounced vocal moments. This new reissue features great sound and full notes on the group's story – and titles include "People In Me", "I Believe In Sunshine", "Spread Out", "Your Trip", "Little Boys For Little Girls", "Island", "I'm Losing Tonight", and "A Passing Fancy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Jaco Pastorius & OthersJaco – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A sweet collection of cuts from the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius – a player who completely revolutionized the electric bass in the 70s! Before Jaco, the instrument was often used in the background – still strong, but without as bold of a soloing presence, and maybe less of a melodic force too. Pastorius changed all that – as legions of musicians and listeners will tell you – and as this collection with mightily support – with great cuts recorded by Pastorius both as a leader, and in Weather Report – and even working with other artists too – alongside a handful of cuts by later artists who owe an undeniable debt to Jaco. Titles include "Come On Come Over", "Continuum", "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Liberty City", "Portrait Of Tracy", and "Crisis" by Jaco Pastorius; "Teen Town", "River People", and "Barbary Coast" by Weather Report; "All Almerican Alien Boy" by Ian Hunter, "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines (live)" by Joni Mitchell, "Longing" by Mary Pastorius, "Come On Come Over" by Mass Mental, "Shine" by TechN9ne, and "Continuum" by Rodrigo Y Gabriela. CD

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Cecil PayneConnection – New Original Score ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A remake of the score to The Connection – the famous play about drug addicts and jazz musicians that was later made into a film by Shirley Clarke, and which featured a soundtrack (issued on Blue Note) by Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean. Before it was a film, though, the play toured a number of local areas – each of which would have a new group of jazz musicians, the event of which would often yield a new score to the play. From the notes, it's hard to tell if Payne was ever in the play – or if the group here was just one put together to cash in on the success of the well-received work. We tend to think the latter – as the group's a bit to pro and too big (a sextet) to be just a pick-up combo in a New York loft, waiting for some drugs to arrive. The record is a nice one, though – one of the few fine albums to feature Payne as a leader, recorded with players that include Bennie Green, Clark Terry, Duke Jordan, Charlie Persip, and Ron Carter. Tracks are all new ones – either by Payne or Kenny Drew – and titles include "Stop & Listen", "Dear People", "Born Again", and "Kenny's One". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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