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✨✧ PrinceHitnrun – Phase One ... CD
NPG, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prince certainly hit and run with this record – as the set was so secret, we couldn't even announce it until it was released! But the lack of advance fame certainly doesn't hold it back – as the whole thing is one of Prince's strongest efforts in years – a record that echoes lots of his 80s famous funk right at the start, then breaks out into a mode that's a lot more brash and almost brutal at times – as if the purple one's expressing anger and emotion we never would have heard in his music from years back! Everything is very much right on the money – vocals, instruments, and all the rhythms woven together with that magic that Prince first created decades ago – but with a fresher 21st Century spirit that still blows away most of the younger generation he's inspired. Titles include "Hardrocklover", "Fallinlove2nite", "Mr Nelson", "June", "Million $ Show", "Ain't About 2 Stop", and "This Could B Us". CD

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✨✧ 3 PhaseRota (one sided single) ... 12-inch
Novamute (UK), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some sticker remnants.)
 
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✨✧ Thelma HoustonDon't Leave Me This Way (one-sided single) ... 12-inch
Disco Phase 1, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Isley BrothersShowdown ... LP
T Neck, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
The Isley Brothers in prime 70s mode here – hitting a warm and wonderful blend of soul and funk throughout – always delivered with that sweet talent for smooth understatement that makes them so great! The costumes on the front cover may be freaky, but the grooves are nicely restrained – and by this point in the decade, the brothers have definitely learned that their strongest suit is often their mellow one – tracks that groove, but often in more subtle ways! Titles include the massive slow jam track "Groove With You", plus "Take Me To The Next Phase (parts 1 & 2)", "Love Fever (parts 1 & 2)", "Fun & Games", "Ain't Givin Up No Love", and "Coolin Me Out (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie McLeanDemon's Dance ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal session from the late 60s – one that has Jackie pulling things back a bit from his "new thing" period, and turning towards the spiritual soulful groove that would characterize his early 70s work! The album bristles with excitement – still very much informed by a knowledge of the space explored during Jackie's avant years, but never quite willing to go to that space – especially if it means sacrificing the soulful swing of the set! The group's filled with young soulful modernists – including Woody Shaw, Lamont Johnson, Scott Holt, and Jack DeJohnette – and Jackie himself seems to be working out a whole new phase of his career with each new track – showing that even when he was at his "new thing" best, he was still ready to move on! Tremendous stuff, and one of our favorite Blue Notes from the time – and one of the most soulful too! Titles include "Floogeh", "Message From Trane", "Toyland", and "Boo Ann's Grind". CD

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Sunny MurraySunny Murray ... CD
ESP, 1966. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest albums on ESP – and a darkly-tinged document that points strongly towards the future of jazz at the end of the 60s! The album's one of the most focused of the early ESP years – and it features drummer Sunny Murray stepping out strongly as a leader – working with players who include Jacques Coursil on trumpet, Byard Lancaster and Jack Graham on alto saxes, and Alan Silva on bass – all with an intensity that prefaces some of the players' later freedoms on the French scene at the end of the decade, and modes to come during the loft jazz years of the 70s! The horns are never too free, and they come together in a flurry of sharp edges that reminds us a bit of sound structures in Archie Shepp's work at the time – but almost more organic and open overall. Titles include "Phase 1234", "Hilariously", "Angels & Devils", and "Giblet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians – Bill Ryan/Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble ... CD
Innova, 2007. Used ... $11.99
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and out in ways that perfectly illustrate Reich's fascination with phase progressions in modern music. CD
(Out of print.)

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BohannonGittin Off (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About April 27, 2016 (delayed)
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "Gittin Off" and "Come Winter". CD

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✨✧ Gilberto GilRefazenda ... CD
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums you'll ever hear from Gilberto Gil – a really cool record that's done in the same sort of samba soul style that Jorge Ben was using in the 70s – with similarly wonderful results! The rhythms are great – a really compelling mix of rootsy elements and tighter studio musicianship – often cut with guitar lines that are a perfect accompaniment to Gil's raspy, soul-drenched vocals – which sound better here than on most other albums of the period – wonderfully compelling, with an ability to grab the listener, no matter what their language! Gil also plays this wonderful "phase guitar", which jangles back and forth nicely, and gives some of the tracks an incredibly haunting sound – one that works especially nicely with the tight rhythms of the tunes! Titles include "E Povo E", "Jeca Total", "Pai E Mae", "Refazenda", "Ela", and "Lamento Sertanejo". CD

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✨✧ Paul MauriatRhythm & The Blues/Paul Mauriat Orchestra ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of instrumental sets from French maestro Paul Mauriat! Rhythm & The Blues may well be one of Mauriat's grooviest records ever – as it features instrumental remakes of 60s American soul tunes, but all given a bit of a European instrumental twist! Jerk rhythms and mod grooves meet up with fuller orchestrations that contain a bit of strings, some occasional electric harpsichord, organ, and even some sweet alto sax – all handled with the sort of punch we've come to expect from Paul – more than enough to keep the soul component of the tunes nicely intact! Titles include "Last Night", "Unchain My Heart", "Respect", "In The Midnight Hour", "When A Man Loves A Woman", "You Keep Me Hanging On", and "I Never Loved A Man". The Paul Mauriat Orchestra is a mid 70s groover from Mauriat – one that has some surprising funky elements at points – mixed in with some of the fuller orchestrations you might expect. Paul balances things nicely – and takes on his best 60s talent for pulling out some lean, interesting instrumental bits amidst the wider sounds to keep things groovy. Titles include "Angie Baby", "El Bimbo", "I Got A Name", "Rock Your Baby", "Mandy", "Feel Like Makin Love", and "Have You Never Been Mellow". CD

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✨✧ Pat MethenyPat Metheny Group ... LP
ECM, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A near-legendary album from Pat Metheny – the real birth of the "Metheny sound" on record, and a perfect example of the magically fluid groove that he crafted with keyboardist Lyle Mays! The sound here is hard to describe – and even harder when you try to pick out the individual keyboard and guitar bits – because the overall feel of the record is so well wrapped up and lyrically together, yet manages to do so without falling into any too-slick styles or cliched approaches to fusion. We're stunned at how much this one still delights us over the years, and the record still stands as a landmark in its field. Titles include "San Lorenzo", "Phase Dance", "Jaco", "Aprilwind", "Lonejack", and "Apriljoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLife Is A Song Worth Singing ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the early solo years of Teddy Pendergrass! The record's a monstrous mix of mellow soul and sophisticated tunes – one that pushes Teddy way past his earlier role in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, into mature male soul territory that few others could match! The sound is sublime throughout – easily the next phase for the Gamble & Huff empire, and way past the easier Philly hit modes of a few years before. Titles include the wonderful "Close The Door", the kind of classy upscale modern soul that kept Philly going strong into the end of the 70s – plus "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "When Somebody Loves You Back", and "Cold, Cold World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians ... LP
ECM, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and out in ways that perfectly illustrate Reich's fascination with phase progressions in modern music. Tougher to find on vinyl than it should be, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terry RileyIn C ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase synchronicity – ever shifting, turning, and drifting – all to create a remarkable tapestry of sound, texture, and melody. This recording of the work is still the best, and it was produced with excellent care by David Behrman, as part of Columbia's great "music of our time" series. Wonderful throughout – and always a treat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterworks pressing. Cover has a sticker in one corner.)
Also available In C (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Donna Summer also covers spring, autumn and winter here – on an incredibly groovy disco concept album – gorgeously sung by Donna Summer and produced to perfection by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte! It's got 4 long, seasonally-titled tunes and a reprise – with "Spring Affair", "Summer Fever", "Autumn Changes" and "Winter Melody" – and the numbers groove appropriately! The spring groover is breezy, summer's is nice and steamy, the dancefloor grooves shift and phase for autumn, and winter is cool and delicate. One of the finer album-oriented disco releases of the period! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Randy Weston/Ahmed Abdullah/Andrew CyrilleWildflowers 3 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions ... LP
Douglas/Casablanca, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those excellent Wildflowers albums – featuring underground sessions recorded during the New York loft jazz scene of the 70s. Randy Weston plays "Portrait Of Frank Edward Weston" in a trio; Andrew Cyrille & Maono play "Short Short"; Ahmed Abdullah plays "Blue Phase" in a group with Charles Brackeen; and Dave Burrell's trio play "Black Robert". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKeep On Dancin – Disco Boogie Delights Of West End ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of funky club work from one of the greatest indie labels in New York – disco powerhouse West End, home to a few key hits and lots more lost goodies! A fair bit of those lost tracks are presented here – in a great double-length package that may well be the hippest we've seen so far to represent the work of West End – a collection that gets past some of the over-reissued work in their catalog, and which reminds us of great gems from their rich 12" single catalog! Titles include "Searchin For Some Lovin" by Debbie Trusty, "Keep On Dancin (phase II)" by Forrice, "Hot Summer Nights" by Love Club, "Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat" by Glass, "Time" by Stone, "Is It All Over My Face (female voc version)" by Loose Joints, "Serious Sirius Space Party (club)" by Ednah Holt, "Girl I Like The Way You Move" by Stone, "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany, "There's Never Been No One Like You" by Kenix with Bobby Youngblood, "The Funk Is In The Music" by Johnson & Youngblood, "Take Some Time" by Sparque, "Do It To The Music (club)" by Raw Silk, "Let's Dance" by Bombers, and "Let's Go Dancin (club)" by Sparque. CD

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✨✧ Dave DouglasBrazen Heart ... CD
Greenleaf, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful title for this killer from trumpeter Dave Douglas – as the record's one of the boldest, most on-target sets he's had in years – a record that takes us back to his roots, as Douglas works with a quintet of well-chosen younger players. The lineup features Jon Irabgon on tenor, Linda Oh on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and Matt Mitchell on piano – players who move soulfully with Dave's trumpet in an almost effortless way – embracing his sense of soundshaping and rhythmic progressions, but also finding plenty of space for their own individual contributions too. Most tunes are Douglas originals, and brilliantly written – and titles include "Brazen Heart", "Hawaiian Punch", "Inure Phase", "Lone Wolf", "Ocean Spray", and "Pyrrhic Apology". CD

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✨✧ Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians (2LP 180 gram pressing) (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Nonesuch, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and out in ways that perfectly illustrate Reich's fascination with phase progressions in modern music. Tougher to find on vinyl than it should be, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition!)

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✨✧ Ronnie DysonPhase 2/Brand New Day ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1982/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of later albums from the great Ronnie Dyson – both of which show him moving strongly well into the 80s! The first set is a self-stated Phase 2 in Ronnie Dyson's career – one that has him moving with a bit more confidence than before, and nicely maturing into a sweet 80s sort of sound! Bobby Eli's at the helm, both on production and rhythm arrangements – and the style here is almost a bit more sophisticated than Dyson's earlier work – kind of that Philly Modern that some of Eli's older contemporaries were hitting. There's no standout hits, but the album's got a nice sense of balance because of that – and overall, the instrumentation's more late 70s than some of the thinner 80s commercial modes. Titles include "Now", "Say You Will", "Heart To Heart", "One More Chance For The Fool", and "Even In The Darkest Night". On Brand New Day, Ronnie's a long way from his falsetto soul hits of the early 70s – but he's seriously back on track as a soul artist, thanks to some smooth help from the Ingram family! Butch Ingram produced the album, and the rest of the Ingrams helped out on instruments, vocals, and even some of the songwriting. In fact, this is more of an Ingram record – with a sound that's very much like their work from the same time – than it is a Ronnie Dyson album. Not that that's a problem, though, as the record's a pretty nice batch of 80s groovers that includes the tracks "You Better Be Fierce", "I Gave You All Of Me", "Tender Lovin Care", "Waiting For You", and "All Over Your Face". CD
 
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Ronnie AldrichCome To Where The Love Is ... LP
Phase 4/Decca/London, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $1.99
Ronnie Aldrich and his "two pianos" show you where the love is, all the while running through lush, easy arrangements of breezy pop numbers with the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Nothing but mellow goodness here to keep the mood flowing all night long, with a dozen tracks in all, including "Love Theme From The Godfather", "Alone Again (Naturally", "Song Sung Blue", "Popcorn", "Where Is The Love", "Theme From Lost Horizon", "Without You", "Come To Where The Love Is", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Jenny's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
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Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this album has a really special sort of feel – with loads of wonderful keyboard lines from Greg on Hohner Electra piano, Elka Rhapsody, Hammond L 100, and Mutron Phaser – almost always distorted with a nice degree of fuzz, but still a straight ahead approach, and some great undercurrents of fuzz too! The group also features tenor and trumpet – which sometimes sound distorted, ala Varitone modes – and the overall sound feels like some lost jazzy club combo from the late 60s, really tripping out in a very comfortable space. We'd easily stack this one next to our favorite funky Fender Rhodes records from back in the day – and titles include "By The Grace Of God I Am", "Ingen Reklam", "Funky Fanfare", "Madrid", and "Mr Minor". CD features two bonus tracks – "Finky Minky" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag". CD

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Steve ReichFour Organs/Phase Patterns ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is a wonderful combination of the instruments mentioned in the title – coming together with a cool drone-building quality, and driven by some very slight, soft rhythms on maracas – very cool, and relatively spare – but with a compelling sound that definitely shows that Reich and his contemporaries were onto a whole new groove. "Phase Patterns" has organs again - and is a slow, subtle exploration of Reich's early ideas on patterns of phase shifting – delivered here in a spare, stark, simple way that really hooks you into his musical ideas, in ways that some of the larger concept records sometimes fail to do. CD

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... LP
Color Tapes, Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – with bonus insert and magazine!)

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Tony OrlandoHalfway To Paradise – The Complete Epic Masters 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Epic/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
Way before Tony Orlando started tying a ribbon around that old oak tree, he cut some wonderful work for the Epic label – early 60s Brill Building pop at its finest, recorded with a host of top-shelf talents! Arrangements here are by Carole King, Alan Lorber, Garry Sherman, and other New York pop luminaries – all of whom cast Tony's vocals in a surprisingly soulful blend of strings with deeper drums and bass – a groove that's a bit like some of the uptown soul that was coming into play on the scene at the time, and which is a lot less than the simple pop you might expect. Orlando's presentation of the material is really great – never prone to easy gimmicks, and often with a slightly fragile style that's a far cry from his 70s fame. Titles include "Bless You", "My Baby's A Stranger", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Tell Me Where To Run To", "That Lovin Touch", "Shirley", "The Loneliest", "I'll Be There", "Accept It", "I'd Never Find Another You", "Talkin About You", and "Some Kinda Wonderful". 27 tracks in all – with great notes on this phase of Tony's career! CD

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... CD
Color Tapes, Early 80s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. CD
Also available Cold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... LP 16.99

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VariousHotlanta Soul Vol 2 – Full Time Groovers ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
An excellent set of southern soul from the 70s! The compilation digs into the vaults of the Hotlanta/GRC imprints – and features some incredibly sophisticated soul tracks recorded in Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama. Although the Hotlanta label moved into the disco market heavily in the mid 70s, most of the work on this package is from earlier years – when the label had a fantastic talent for cutting soul records that were head and shoulders above work coming out of other southern sources, like Memphis or Miami. The Hotlanta sound relied heavily on strong songwriting and quality interpretation, and the work from the label's artists was way more than the shouting, storming, bragging, cheating, and crying cliches that were tending to drown the output of other soul labels at the time. Much of this stuff's in the best mode of talents like Sam Dees or Jimmy Lewis, both of whom appear on the set – and titles include "Someone To Run To" by Alpaca Phase III, "Let's Get It Back Together Again" by Bill Brandon, "I'll Be Around" by Ron Henderson & Choice Of Color, "Here We Go, Loving Again" by Dillard & Johnson, "Three Into Two Won't Go" by Jimmy Lewis, "Anything Is Fair In Love & War" by Sam Dees, "Hanna's Love" by Joe Hinton, "You're Messing UP A Good Thing" by John Edwards, "Husband In Law" by CL Blast, and "How Could You Run Away" by Danny Johnson. Great stuff – and much of the material is previously unissued! CD

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✨✧ This HeatHealth & Efficiency EP (180 gram pressing) ... LP
These/Modern Classics, 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second release from the legendary This Heat – only an EP, but a record that still packs enough of a punch to beat most full length sets at the time! These guys have found themselves a bit more since their debut – and the record is maybe a bit more tuneful overall, yet still filled with loads of heavy percussion, tape tricks, and other sublime sonic elements – that richly experimental style that made the trio unlike anyone else at the time – and even unlike some of the European groups that predated their music, but often in a much more indulgent way! The first half of the set is almost a "song", with some muted vocals – but still has lots of weird sonic textures that dissemble it right from the start – and the flipside is more an exercise in phases and tones, with a style that predates later music by groups like Zoviet France or The Hafler Trio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with heavy vinyl, a tip-on cover, and a bonus booklet too!)

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✨✧ BohannonKeep On Dancin' ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a huge influence on many generations after the disco era – especially house from Chicago and Detroit! Yet heard here in its original form, the approach is almost even more mindblowing – played live, with a hypnotic feel that's completely compelling – as the grooves shift slowly with subtle phases that often move independently of the vocals – which themselves are often just added to the mix as an afterthought. Bohannon wrote, arranged, and produced – and the record's a sublime blend of guitar, bass, and drums used in mighty fresh ways! Tracks include "Have A Good Day", "Dance With Your Parno", "South African Man", "The Fat Man", "Red Bone", "Truck Stop", and "Rap On Mr. DJ". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TristanSecond Phase ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We somehow missed Tristan the first time around – but man, are we more than making up for that now – with loads of love for this incredible second set! Tristan's got this wonderful sense of poise and polish to her music – not slick at all, but just super-tight, with an immediately righteous, positive vibe – at a level that's rare for so many indie soul acts – and which instantly puts Tristan at the level of some of our longtime favorites, like Incognito, Monday Michiru, or Swing Out Sister! The songwriting is great, the vocals are wonderful, and the overall execution has this real love of classic soul, but a style that's always trying to find something new – especially through some jazzy inflections, ala James Mason or someone like that. Titles include "Hey Sister", "Finally Found", "Chainreaction", "Falcon", "Lost", "Morning", "Supersize My Sunshine", and "Tune In". CD
 
 
 



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