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Syl JohnsonBrings Out The Blues In Me ... LP
Shama, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Post-Twinight, and with a sound that's a little less raw, but still pretty darn soulful. The arrangements are by Syl and Simtec Simmons (from Simtec & Wylie), and the record has a good west side groove to it. The material does "bring out the blues" in Syl, but never too much, and really only in the way that his stuff always has a bit of blues in it. The album includes a remake of "Is It Because I'm Black", plus "Crazy People", "Sock It To Me", and "Liberated Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Boogaloo Joe JonesLegends Of Acid Jazz – Boogaloo Joe/Right On Brother ... CD
Prestige, 1969/1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 of Boogaloo Joe's best and rarest albums on one CD – guitar jazz funk at its best! First up is Boogaloo Joe – a killer session of funky guitar jazz, and the record that gave Ivan "Boogaloo" Joe Jones his nickname! The set's a full-on wailer that really blows away Joe's first two on Prestige – breaking out ouf the box with a killer lineup that includes Rusty Bryant on tenor, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Sonny Phillips on organ – all working with Joe's incredibly tight guitar lines to craft some wicked tunes that take soul jazz firmly into the sound of the 70s! Titles include "Boogaloo Joe", "People Are Talking", "Dream On Little Dreamer", and "Atlantic City Soul". Right On Brother is next – and is Ivan's first truly sublime album – a set that showed the world that he was easily one of the greatest jazz guitarists of his generation – able to spin out single-note jams with a speed and dexterity that few others could match! The groove here is totally great and very righteous – heavy drums from Bernard Purdie, wailing organ from Charles Earland, and saxophone from Rusty Bryant – all cooking together in the best early 70s Prestige jazz funk mode! Titles include "Right On", "Brown Bag", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Poppin". CD

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis & Umo ... LP
RCA, 1978. Very Good- ... $0.99
A strange and wonderful session from the Jones/Lewis big band – one of their hippest of the 70s, recorded in Finland with a host of very cool players! UMO is the Finnish New Music Orchestra – a group featuring players that include Pekka Sarmanto on bass, Eero Koivistoinen on tenor and soprano sax, Otto Berger on electric guitar, and Esko Linnavalli on electric piano – plus a host of other great talents that we'd never heard before. The style is a nice mix of acoustic and electric big band grooving – with some nicely dancing numbers that have a bit of a choppy reed touch, some of the MPS big band groove, but still retain that Jones/Lewis American swing. Titles include "Tip Toe", "Groove Merchant", "Summary", "Kids Are Pretty People", and "The Great One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yashar KemalMemed My Hawk ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1961. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
The first novel of Yashar Kemal, an important Kurdish writer from the postwar years – who presents a fascinating portrait of his world through the eyes of a child. Memed, the main character, tries to escape a world of poverty and struggle, with an eye towards becoming a hero for his people – a liberator and adventurer, but one who is forever scarred by his roots – which always seem likely to pull him back into the abyss. The story's a well-spun blend of adventure and contemplation – one that holds up surprisingly well over the years – and is presented here by a new introduction by the author. 371 pages. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksVintage 78 ... CD
Arista/Intermusic (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Eddie Kendricks, vintage 1978 – and still very much in the great grooving mode he brought to his earlier solo material for Motown! Even in this giant dancefloor generation, Eddie's got something very special and unique – a voice that can still sound as heartbreaking on a groover as it can on a ballad – and which has a way of linking an earlier generation of fragile male soul vocals with a new sense of 70s masculinity – of which Kendricks was one of the leading lights in soul! There's moments here that might well match some of the best late 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye or Leroy Hutson – and the strong arrangements are by Andrew Louis Smith – a name we don't really know at all, but who should be thanked for helping the record avoid any disco cliches. Titles include "How's Your Love Life Baby", "One Of The Poorest People", "Love Love Love", "The Best Of Strangers Now", "Don't Underestimate The Power Of Love", "Ain't No Smoke Without A Fire" and "Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Patti LabelleWinner In You ... LP
MCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A bit one for Patti Labelle in the 80s – a set that crossed over big at the time, but which still has the lady in very soulful territory! Patti seems to sparkle most here on the mellower cuts – the gentle groovers and laidback ballads that helped open her up to a whole new audience, and which really give her a different sound than her 70s Labelle years. Titles include the Bacharach/Carol Bayer Sager title "On My Own" – sung as a duet with Michael McDonald – plus "Oh People", "There's A Winner In You", "Finally We're Back Together", "Beat My Heart Like A Drum", "Kiss Away The Pain", "Something Special", and "You're Mine Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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O'Donel LevyDawn Of A New Day ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Totally wicked guitar work from the mighty O'Donel Levy – easily one of the hippest talents to ever work for the Groove Merchant label! Levy's got a sound here that's a bit like Wes Montgomery on some of his late 60s sides, but also a fair bit funkier overall – a style that's steeped in soul and schooled on advancements in the 70s generation of funk fusion and blacksploitation soundtracks. Backings are relatively large – arranged by Manny Album, with players who include Charles Covington on organ and electric piano and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet. Tracks include covers like "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Maiden Voyage" – plus some nice originals, like "Dawn Of A New Day" and "Baa Waa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Abbey LincolnSophisticated Abbey – Live At The Keystone Korner ... CD
High Note, 1980. Used ... $6.99
An intimate performance by the great Abbey Lincoln – live at San Francisco's Keystone Korner in 1980 – and a rare opportunity to hear a vintage recording of Abbey work her magic at a small club years ago! There's natural realness to the performance that makes it special – not that Abbey Lincoln sounds anything less than genuine in any setting– but the the up close Keystone Korner vibe really permeates the performance. The set includes some her spoken introductions to the songs, which helps to make us feel like we're a part of the audience. Wonderful stuff! Includes "Painted Lady", "Long As You're Living", "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)", "Whistling Away The Dark", "People In Me" "Golden Lady", "God Bless The Child: and a "Nearness Of You/For All We Knew" medley. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Little Anthony & The ImperialsBest Of Little Anthony & The Imperials Vol 2 ... LP
Veep, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. 12 numbers in all, including "I'm Hypnotized", "Beautiful People", "Georgy Girl", "A Thousand Miles Away", "You Only Live Twice", "Goin' Out Of My Head", "Two People In The World", "A Prayer & A Jukebox", 'When You Wish Upon A Star", "You Better Take It Easy Baby" and "If I Remember To Forget". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsVery Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. Titles include "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Take Me Back", "Two People In The World", "Tears On My Pillow", "The Diary", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some seam splitting.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsWe Are The Imperials ... LP
End, 1959. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups on the east coast scene at the end of the 50s – a wonderful harmony combo, but one with a hell of a lead singer too! Anthony's voice is hardly "little" here – as he belts it out with this raw soul power that's years ahead of its time – really bold on the upbeat tracks, heartbreaking on the ballads, but still able to slide back and harmonize with the Imperials at all the right moments. The album's one of the best examples of the group's genius at its height – a style that would later go onto become such a big influence on 70s groups like The Delfonics or The Stylistics – and titles include "Tears On My Pillow", "So Much", "The Diary", "Oh Yeah", "Wishful Thinking", "Two People In the World", and "What Did I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Roulette, in a cover with black border.)

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Mike LongoAwakening ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer electric piano work from the mighty Mike Longo – recorded at a time when he was definitely at the height of his powers! The album sports a rare Mainstream Records appearance from James Moody – who was a frequent partner of Longos on sessions at the time – particularly on some of Dizzy Gillespie's funky records – which bear a lot of similarity to the sharp-edged grooves on this one! The rhythm section is wonderfully tight, and a big part of the success of the set – as they keep things grooving with a slightly sharper edge than some of Longo's other records – thanks to bass from Ron Carter, drums from Mickey Roker, and even a bit of extra congas from Dizzy Gillespie, of all people! Other players include Moody on alto, tenor, and flute – plus Virgil Jones on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone. Titles include "Just To Let You Know", "A Piece Of Resistance", "The Awakening", "Pass It", and "Bitchin". CD

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Los BravosBlack Is Black – The Anthology 1966 to 1969 ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
The biggest collection of work we've ever seen from Los Bravos – a group who broke big around the world with the famous title hit, but who also had a heck of a lot more to offer, too! Los Bravos hail from Spain, but they quickly were picked up and produced by the British arm of Decca – which gives their music a cool mix of modes – part of the punch of 60s Britpop, but also dosed with maybe a bit more sense of drama inherited from their Spanish, roots – with a blend that's quite unique, especially as the set moves on! There's a whopping 60 tracks in all – way more than we'd ever heard by Los Bravos – and most lyrics are in English, with an increasingly groovy vibe as the set moves on – almost the same kind of west coast world as The Monkees in their best Boyce & Hart mode, but with some bouncy Brill Building currents too. The booklet is overflowing with notes on the group – and titles include "Black Is Black", "Show Me", "I've Been Hearing Things", "Deeper Roots", "She's My Girl", "Dime Donde Estoy", "If I Were A River", "Live Girl", "Individuality", "Dirty Street", "Two People In Me", "Como Superman", "Make It Last", "Baby Believe Me", "I Don't Care", "Recopilacion", "Trapped", "I Want A Name", "She Believes In Me", "Come When I Call", and "You'll Never Get The Chance Again". CD

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✨✧ LoveForever Changes (50th anniversary edition – 4CD/DVD/LP) ... CD
Elektra, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... On April 3, 2018
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". CD

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Love CommitteeLove Committee ... LP
T-Electric, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nicely grooving soul album from Love Committee – who are probably best known for their earlier disco songs, but we really dig this 1980 self-titled album for the mellower numbers – the best of which have a smooth midtempo groove that's as tasty as ever! A few of the numbers were co-written by Eddie Levert of The O'Jays, an indication of the style LC were going for, and they hit it nicely! Titles include "Love People Theme", "Ain't It a Shame", "You Are the One for Me","Boogie Papers", "Who Can We Trust", "I Wanna Make Love to You", and "I Made A Mistake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Main IngredientBrotherly Love – The RCA Anthology ... CD
RCA/ (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Stellar work from one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s – a trio whose music really elevated group soul material to another level – maybe even past the territory of east coast contemporaries like The Moments or Stylistics! There's always something special about Main Ingredient – not just the strong vocals of Cuba Gooding Sr, but maybe the way the group can blend sweet and deep, underground and mainstream – all while holding onto both longtime harmony soul fanatics, and winning over new generations of listeners with their sound! The group really burned strong on RCA in the early and mid 70s – then returned to great strength when they reunited at the start of the 80s, and gave the label some more great material – a huge run of which is featured here in a well-done 2CD set that includes 41 great choices from their catalog. Titles include "I'm Leaving This Time", "I'm So Proud", "Spinning Around", "California My Way", "Looks Like Rain", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Shame On The World", "Lillian", "Let Me Prove My Love To You", "Instant Love", "What Can A Miracle Do", "Spoiled", "Think Positive (12" mix)", "Party People (12" mix)", "Summer Breeze", "You Can Call Me Rover", "Girl Blue", "I Was Born To Lose You", "You've Been My Inspiration", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Make It With You", "I Want To Make You Glad", "Family Man", "The Good Old Days", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", "Everybody Plays The Fool", and "Where Were You When I Needed You". CD

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Harvey MandelGames Guitars Play (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About April 25, 2018
Guitars playing plenty of games here – easy to do when in the godlike hands of Harvey Mandel – a guitarist rooted in blues, but also with lots of psychedelic inclinations as well! This album's one of Harvey's best as a solo act – and gets some sweet fuzzy production by the legendary Abe Voco Kesh – whose touches help give the record that sort of genre-stepping vibe of the best Bay Area material of the time. Harvey's guitar is firmly in the lead, but there's a bit more vocals on the set than some of the previous Mandel records – and titles include a trippy version of Horace Silver's "Senor Blues", plus "Capurange", "Ridin High", "Honky Tonk", "Leavin Trunk", and a wild stoned version of "Games People Play". CD

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Mashuun/Magic 69Underground Made In Styria ... LP
Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A very raw set of tracks from two Austrian psych bands of the early 70s – presented here in a pretty bold representation of the original concert from 1973! Mashuun have a style that's maybe a bit more poetic than the more straightforward sound of Magic 69 – but both groups mark an evolution of earlier beat group modes into much more freewheeling territory – often a bit too sensitive to be prog, with tighter songs overall – but plenty of new ideas, and lots of fuzzy guitar! Magic 69 are maybe the most hard-rocking, but the presentation of the music has one track from each band interspersed with the other, which creates a nice sense of variety – and almost makes it feel like a more complicated concept album overall. Titles include "Lucky People", "Way Of All Flesh", "Sleeping For Years", "Lost Angeles", "Epitaph", and "Concrete Mixer" by Magic 69 – and "Pussy & Fly", "Be My World", "I Was The Rain", "Hey Sister", and "Violett" by Mashuun. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Masta KillaLoyalty Is Royalty ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
The return of always sharp Wu Tang hero – with a pretty solid set on Nature Sounds! Includes "Return Of The Masta Kill" feat Young Dudas & Cappadonna, "Loyalty Is Royalty (RIF – Rappin' Is Fundanmental)" feat AB & JR, "Therapy" feat Method Man & Redman, "OGs Told Me" feat Boy Backs & Moe Roc, "Wise Words" feat RZA (his production, too!), "Trouble" and "Down With Me" feat Sean Price, "Tiger And The Mantice" feat Inspectah Deck & GZA, "Real People" with Prodigy & KXNG Crooked, "Noodles Pt 1" produced by Illmind and "Noodles Pt 2" produced by Masta Killa himself and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis ... LP
Curtom, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Nicely priced US reissue of this classic! This was Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, angrier, more experimental, and a lot more funky. Standout tracks include "If There's a Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" – but the whole album's a classic! Reissued with the original gatefold cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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