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VariousSviatoslav Richter – The Complete Decca, Philips, & Deutsche Grammophon Recordings (51CD set) ... CD
Decca, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 49CD ... $123.99 139.99
A huge legacy of work from one of the greatest classical pianists of the 20th century – the complete Decca, Philips, and Deutsche Grammophon recordings of Sviatoslav Richter – brought together in a massive set that also includes two bonus CDs as well! The bulk of the set – 34 CDs – includes solo performances – Richter's transcendent readings of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, Scriabin, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, and others – including his famous Sofia Recital from 1958 – with all the music brought together on extended CDs that often carry two to three albums' worth of material on each disc – all annotated with a booklet in both German and English. Next are some wonderful chamber music recordings – 7 CDs' worth of smaller ensemble pieces by Brahams, Dvorak, Franck, Bartok, Britten, and others, including collaborations with Rostropovich and the Borodin Quartet – and the set is completed by 8 more CDs, with both concerto recordings, and a few lieder recordings with singers who include Peter Schreier and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Package also includes 2 bonus CDs – with works by Mozard, Schubert, and Debussy – done with Benjamin Britten. CD
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Jimmy CampbellJimmy Campbell's Album ... CD
Philips/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautifully sensitive work from Jimmy Campbell – a record with a lot more depth than you might guess from the gimmicky image on the cover! Campbell returns here to spare, fragile territory throughout – working with instrumentation that's mostly just acoustic guitar and a bit of rhythm, plus occasional piano and organ – all in a style that reminds us of Biff Rose at some of his best late 60s moments, which is a pretty good comparison – considering Jimmy's uniquely personal style of singing, and his personally poetic choice of lyrical topics! The album's a real overlooked gem – the kind of singer-songwriter treasure that's arguably more suited to a hip audience these days than it might have been when first released back in the early 70s. Titles include "April Morning", "Paris You're In Paris", "Salvation Army Citadel", "By The Light Of A Lamp", "Maudie", "Baby Walk Out With Your Darling Man", "It Never Rains But It Pours", and "When You're Coming Home". CD

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Paco De LuciaEn Vivo Desde Teatro Real ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A strong live set from the great Paco DeLucia – one that has his sublime acoustic guitar sounds really ringing out in the large space of a theater – which creates a slightly different vibe than some of his more close-up studio records of the 70s! DeLucia is extremely commanding in this space – and seems to reach out with even more majesty than ever – incredibly deft work on the strings of the guitar, full of fire and feeling – on a set of original numbers that reference tradition, then completely dismantle it as well. Ramon De Algeciras joins on a bit of second guitar, and titles include "Solea", "Fandangos", "Rumba", "Guajiras", "Alegrias", and "Tarantas". CD

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Eumir DeodatoInutil Paisagem (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1964. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Beautiful airy bossa! This album's a 1964 session of straight piano bossa tracks by Deodato, with production by Roberto Quartin – and a sound that's a lot more mellow and fragile than his other records from the time! Deodato is amazingly restrained in his playing, and sticks to only piano – with backing that is extremely light and subtle. Roberto Quartin was the artistic director on the session, and the album includes a lot of the same whimsical touches he brought to his work on the Forma and Quartin labels. The set's filled with loads of great tracks like "Insensatez", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Amor Em Paz". CD

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Neyde Fraga with Walter WanderleyBalancando (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $32.99
A really wonderful set of bossa nova vocals – one that features singer Neyde Fraga working with the keyboard talents of the great Walter Wanderley! Walter later cut a famous record for Verve with Astrud Gilberto – but this sweet little set is a real prequel to that album, and features Wanderley trying out a whole host of wonderful grooves with Fraga – almost all of which feature his sparkling Hammond organ in the lead! Fraga's a singer with a bit more punch than Astrud at times, which works great for Walter's jazzy style – and the set's filled with bubbling groovers that include "Diz Que Fui Por Ai", "Doce Amor", "Samba No Balanco", "Questao De Moral", "Balanco Do Mar", "Sambou Sambou", and "Amanhecendo". CD

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (deluxe edition) ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's been sampled countless times over the years, and which has gotten the album continuous play on both sides of the Atlantic for many many years. The mighty Jean-Claude Vannier handles the arrangements, and Serge mutters the lyrics over the top, in a raspy loud whisper – while the funky rhythms dart in and out of odd washes of sound, and unusual eerie sounds. There's a very strong soundtrack feel to the album, as waves of music envelop the lyrics – tripped out in funky beats that have become legendary over the years, thanks to some very famous samples! Titles include "En Melody", "Cargo Culte", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Valse De Melody", "Ah! Melody", and "L'Hotel Particulier". Wonderful US version too – with a 40 page deluxe booklet that features extensive notes on the album – and a 1971 interview with Gainsbourg! CD

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Serge GainsbourgL'Essential Des Albums Studio – 14 Albums Originaux 1958 to 1987 (12 CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 12CD ... $52.99
Amazing music – at an equally amazing price! The set features every studio album ever recorded by Serge Gainsbourg – monumental sounds that completely transformed the world of French music in the 60s and 70s, and have gone on to have a global impact well into the 21st Century! The sounds here are amazing right from the start – a mix of jazz, Latin, and other hip modes – all set to playfully sinister lyrics by Serge – which get even better as the 60s move on, and Gainsbourg dips into fuzz, funk, and other amazing elements to push out some far frontiers in his music! The 70s sees some great electronics, classic collaborations with Sly & Robbie, and gives way to some surprisingly great 80s material towards the end of Serge's too-short career. Box features 14 albums on 12 CDs – with records that include Du Chant A La Une, No 2, L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg, No 4, Gainsbourg Percussions, Initials BB, Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire De Melody Nelson, Vu De L'Exterieur, L'Homme A Tete De Chou, Aux Armes Et Caetera, Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles, Love On The Beat, and You're Under Arrest. CD

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Serge GainsbourgTenue De Soiree ... CD
Philips/Music Box (France), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
An overlooked Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack from the 80s – surprisingly well-done, and at a level that both reflects Serge's earlier styles and a much deeper ear for film scoring! There's a main theme that's delivered with this beautifully echoey piano line – sometimes playful, sometimes somber – almost like a melody from a Francis Lai film score – and balanced with some more stylized 80s elements that reflect the instrumental sounds in Gainsbourg's own records of the time – almost a reworking of older 70s trash modes, but towards more comedic ends for the film. The piano passages are especially wonderful – and a real revelation, as they show an emotive quality we don't normally associate with Serge – and titles include "Travelo", "Traverse", "Traveste", "Trave", "Travaux", "Traviolta One", "Travelling", and "Travers". CD also features 6 rare bonus cuts too! CD

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Luiz HenriqueA Bossa Moderna De Luiz Henrique (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $24.99
The title is perfect for the sound of this early set from Luiz Henrique – as the music is definitely the modern bossa promised in the title, and almost even groovier than some of Henrique's later American work for Verve! Luiz sings and plays guitar throughout – and often hits this wonderful mode that's equal parts samba and jazz, with lots of cool little inflections in both the vocals and instrumentation! The approach is a bit more lively than the usual bossa session, but never overdone as well – as Henrique keeps this perfect balance throughout, and really underscores the more sensitive emotions of the tunes with his very personal vocals. Luiz should have been a much bigger talent at the time – and this rare gem is proof that he was definitely one of the most striking talents on the Brazilian scene of the 60s. Titles include "Vagamente", "Balanco Do Mar", "Paz De Amor", "Se Amor E Isso", "Samba Skindim", "Toc Toc", and "Vou Andar Por Ai". CD

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Nara LeaoOnde E Quando ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Nara Leao's later bossa gems – done in a real return to basics, and with some great help here from Roberto Menescal! Roberto arranged, produced, and plays guitar in the small combo backing Nara's vocals – and the sound is a strong precursor to the huge wave of bossa revival sessions that Menescal has done in recent years, recorded with a similarly bright touch on the instrumentation – but with deeper, more classic production too. Nara's vocals are as lovely and breezy as ever, and as on her Meus Sonhos Dourados album, titles include a number of older American standards reworked with Portuguese lyrics – with new titles that include "Maravilha", "Pleno Verao", "So Voce", "Saudades De Voce", and "Sem Querer". CD

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Gracinha LeporaceGracinha (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
Great early work from singer Gracinha Leporace – a vocalist you might know from her later work in Bossa Rio, or her recordings with husband Sergio Mendes! Even at the start, Gracinha's a hell of a singer – a vocalist who's capable of all the coolness of the bossa era, yet still richly expressive in all the right ways – with a jazzy flourish at times that's perfect for the album's lively backings from Oscar Castro Neves! Instrumentation includes some sweet organ lines with a Walter Wanderley sort of groove – plus other moments that use woodwinds in this really lovely way – almost echoing some of the early Deodato charts. The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost bossa treasure – and titles include "Prece", "Cancao Da Desesperanca", "Ultima Batucada", "Rancho De Ano Novo", "A Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Sem Saida", "Cantiga", and "Em Tempo". CD

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Sven LibaekSet ... CD
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, slinky instrumentation, bubbling Hammond organ, and even a few bossa nova moments – all wrapped together beautifully in one of the most seductive soundtracks we've ever heard! There's never a dull moment here – and we'd rank this one right up there with Sven's excellent work for underwater adventures and sound library records too – every bit as individual as those, and filled with jazzy goodness. Titles include "Touching Hands", "Love Me", "The Set", "You'll Love It", "The Youngsters", "Partytime At Bronski's", "Start Growing Up Now", and "That's Peg's Affair". CD
Also available Set (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD

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Harvey MandelSnake Box (Cristo Redentor/Righteous/Games Guitars Play/Baby Batter/The Snake/Live At The Matrix) (6CD set) ... CD
Philips/Purple Pyramid, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99 39.99
A wonderful run of music from the mighty Harvey Mandel – a musician whose biggest fame was his bluesy work with Canned Heat, but a guitarist who also had plenty of jazz and funk to offer as well! The set brings together Mandel's killer solo albums – Cristo Redentor, Righteous, Games Guitars Play, Baby Batter, and The Snake – each of them a wonderful blend of psychedelic styles, jazzy currents, and some nice funk touches – music that's as unique now as it was when it was recorded – which sometimes meant that Harvey's genius was lost between the cracks, because the stores and radios never knew where to put him! The set also features a rare live peformance – Live At The Matrix – with tracks that are even longer and grittier than some of Mandel's studio work of the time! CD

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Luiza MariaEu Queria Ser Um Anjo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
Compelling work from this overlooked Brazilian singer of the 70s – an artist who's got a vibe that's quite different than most other material we've heard from that scene at the time – especially more mainstream MPB! Luiza's got this way of running deep with her vocals – a quality that certainly seems influenced by some of the hipper American female singers of a few years before, with undercurrents of roots and blues which are then taken in a more Brazilian style overall – although often set to smaller group arrangements that follow in a similar spirit, especially the work on guitar. The vocals are almost expressive in a Maria Bethania way – but with a very different twist – and most songs are originals, with titles that include "Tao Quente", "Maya", "Nao Corra Atras Do Sol", "O Anjo", and "Miro Giro". CD

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Paul MauriatChanson D'Amour/Brasil Exclusivamente ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Two 70s gems from French maestro Paul Mauriat – both recorded at a time when he was still doing a lot with his music! Chanson D'Amour has Mauriat working in territory that's almost 70s Euro soundtrack – especially French and Italian – mixing electric elements in with larger backings at a level that creates the same sort of erotic interplay you might find in film scores by Francis Lai or Stelvio Cipriani! Titles include "Voice Les Cles", "Evergreen", "Love Is Still Blue", "Money Money Money", "Mourir En France", and "Vis Ta Vie". Brasil Exclusavimente is Paul Mauriat's first foray into styles from Brazil – and the set features the maestro's familiar larger orchestrations mixed with elements from 70s samba and MPB – all in an instrumental presentation of work by Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, and others! The sound still has all the sprightly Mauriat touches you'll know from his pop instrumental work, but we really appreciate the use of Brazilian instrumentation from time to time – on titles that include "Sabia Marrom", "Nao Deixe O Samba Amor", "Qualquer Coisa", "Mulher Brasileira", "Sem Acucar", and "Mulheres De Atenas". CD

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New Paul MauriatNoel (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare Christmas album from French maestro Paul Mauriat – presented with a style that's maybe a bit more lush and scented with the season than some of his other albums of the time! The strings are a bit fuller, and the rhythms more laidback – so that the overall vibe is more in the best Christmas orchestral mode of the 60s – and a bit less like some of Mauriat's famous instrumental pop. Still, the approach is a nice one for those late hours after the party – when the fire's still going in the fireplace, and you're sitting around with the last few visitors enjoying a nightcap. Titles include "Rin Rin", "Among The Cattle & Grey Donkey", "Adeste Fideles", "Silent Night"," White Christmas", and "Little Father Christmas". CD also features 7 more Christmas tunes – including "Alle Jahre Wider", "Liese Riselt Der Schnee", "For Never & Always", and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". CD

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Paul MauriatPaul Mauriat Plays The Beatles/Mamy Blue ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of early 70s records from Paul Mauriat – arguably the biggest talent on the French easy scene of the time! Paul Mauriat Plays The Beatles (Joue Les Beatles) is exactly what you'd guess – sweet instrumental readings of tunes by the team of Lennon & McCartney (plus one by George Harrison, too) – served up in that sublime sonic space that was Paul's own! Some numbers feature his trademark echoey piano, while others have a more string-laden approach – and a number of tunes bring in a bit more bass at the bottom than usual for Mauriat, which makes for a mighty nice change. Titles include "Goodbye", "Girl", "Penny Lane", "Let It Be", "Lady Madonna", "Get Back", and "Eleanor Rigby". Mamy Blue has Mauriat taking on a mix of pop numbers and soundtrack tunes from the early 70s – put together at a level that's slightly different than the Paul Mauriat mode of the 60s, and which maybe has some of the brightness of German easy instrumentals of the time. Titles include the title cut "Mamy Blue", which has a vocal part – and "Here's To You", which has a recitation at the start – plus "Je T'Aime Je T'Aime", "Mon Vieux Paris", "The Fool", and the tune "Smic Smac Smoc" from the Claude Lelouch film of the same name. CD features bonus tracks too – a great version of "Le Passager De La Pluei", plus "Tante Agathe", "Etude In The Form Of Rhythm & Blues", and "Mon Amour Je T'Attends". CD

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Marilia MedalhaMarilia Medalha (1968) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
Simply stunning sounds from Marilia Medalha – one of the most inventive Brazilian singers of the 60s, working here in a really special set of arrangements from Rogerio Duprat! Medalha's already great on some of her other records of the time, but this set knocks it out of the park with lots of very cool touches from Duprat – the kind of complex musical moments that mix modernity and rootsy elements in a style that he was using more famously with some of the bigger artists on the Tropicalia scene! Marilia's style of singing is a bit more in the mode of Brazilian music from the previous generation, but Rogerio really transports her to a special space with his instrumentation – which puts the record in the same hip territory as work by Gal Costa or Nara Leao from the time. Titles include "Tres Cavaleiros", "Jogo De Viola", "Gloria", "Arrependimento", "Sao Paulo Meu Amor", and "Cancao De Marta E Romao". CD

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Joao Mello with Tamba TrioA Bossa Do Balanco (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $24.99
An overlooked singer from 60s Brazil – working here with some great bossa backings from the Tamba Trio! The trio usually sing on their own early records, but they step aside on the vocal tip, and let Joao handle all the lyrics on the set – while they provide their own great instrumentation arranged by Luiz Eca, who's got a way of mixing melancholy moods with subtle bossa grooves! Joao Mello plays a bit of guitar alongside his vocals, and the record also features this haunting flute work from bassist Bebeto – whose lines really complete the moody feel of the record. Titles include "Jogado For a", "Um Sonho Para Dois", "Gostoso E Sambar", "Voce Vai", "Faz De Conta", "O Maior Nao", and "Amor E Paz". CD
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Hermeto Pascoal E GrupoFesta Dos Deuses ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $9.99
A later album by Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal – but a set that crackles with all the fire and imagination of his classic recordings! The mood here takes us back to Slaves Mass or A Musica Livre – a mad mix of catchy rhythms, tight jazzy solos, and an insane approach to arrangement – that fast-moving genius that we've never heard from anyone this well, but which Hermeto has used to touch countless later generations of musicians! The grooves are wonderful – very freewheeling, but focused – and there's some soaring reed solos that really give the album a great sense of personality – as angular rhythms burst into the frenzy, and move the music to the heavens. There's a bit of vocalizing on the record – but always at a level that's on par with the instrumentation – and titles include "Tres Coisas", "Fazenda Nova", "O Galo Do Airan", "Pensamento Positivo", and "Chapeu De Baeta". CD
 
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Sylvia TellesVoce E Eu ... CD
Universal (Brazil), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful bossa by one of the first singers to really embrace the genre – the lovely Sylvia Telles, represented here by some of her best tracks from the late 50s and early 60s! Sylvia initially started as a singer with a bit more of the romantic flourishes of the postwar generation in Brazil, but soon became greatly enamored of the new bossa sound at the end of the 50s – and used her wonderfully clean, fluid style to really work magic with the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and others! This set combines tracks from Telles' years at Odeon and Philips – and features titles that include "Dindi", "Lobo Bobo", "Perdido De Amor", "Estrada Do Sol", "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar", "Caminhos Cruzados", "Tu E Eu", "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce", "Por Causa De Voce", and "Voce E Eu". CD

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New Jorge BenAlo Alo, Como Vai? ... CD
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tighter than Jorge Ben's funky work from the early 70s – but still pretty darn great! The record's got Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since Jorge's always been a soulster from the start, the style works perfectly for his warm vocals and his keen talent for putting over a groove. Arrangements have kind of a brassy funky samba groove – and titles include "Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae", "Solitario Surfista", "Olha A Pipa", "Cae Cae Caetano", "Alo Alo, Como Vai?", and "A Cegohna Me Deixou Em Mardureira". CD

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New Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" and "Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". CD

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New VariousJazz Club – Psychedelic Jazz – The Best Mindblowing Spaced-Out Jazz Grooves ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Psychedelic Jazz galore – a wonderful look at the hip blend of funky grooves and tripped-out production that emerged at the end of the 60s! The sounds here are every bit as amazing now as they were a few decades back – a genre-busting blend of electric instrumentation, chunky rhythms, and weird techniques – all mixing up elements from soul, funk, rock, Latin, and other sources into a really unique sort of groove! The work here is both from the US and overseas – pulled from Universal-owned labels like MPS, Chess, and Philips – and the package does a great job of mixing key examples of the genre with some other under-reissued gems. 16 tracks in all – including "The Squire" by Mike Nock, "The Fuzz" by Roy Ayers, "Burning Spear" by Jimmy Smith, "Summertime" by Gabor Szabo, "Zoom" by Volker Kriegel, "Uwiii" by Wolfgang Dauner, "The Moving Finger" by Dorothy Ashby, "Big Family" by Free Orbit, "Love Me" by Johnny Teupen, "Ganges Delta" by Okko, "Misty Purple" by Kuhn Brothers & The Mad Rockers, "Guru-Vin" by Don Sebesky, and "Season Of The Witch" by Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger. CD

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New Screamin' Jay HawkinsSpellbound – 1955 to 1974 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge and overstuffed set of work by the great Screamin Jay Hawkins – the scratchy voiced R&B singer who's held audiences for years with his unique and powerful way of putting over a song! The set goes way past the hits (and in fact does not even contain the original version of Jay's "I Put A Spell On You") – to include a wealth of tracks from the 60s (including tunes from Jay's rare Philips album), early sides from the 50s, and a whole bunch of other work that we'd never heard before! As with all the CDs on Bear Family, this set comes with a great booklet that gives full details on the recordings – and a huge amount of obscure shoutin' tunes! Titles include "Voodoo", "You Put The Spell On Me", "I Put The Spell On You (1967 version)", "This Is All", "Talk About Me", "I'll Be There", "I'm Not Made Of Clay", "Shattered", "What That Is", "Feast Of The Mau Mau", "Constipation Blues", "My Marion", "Bite It", "Dig!", "Stone Crazy", and "You're An Exception To The Rule". 48 tracks in all – and one of the best-ever sets of Jay's music we've seen! CD

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New Roy Lee JohnsonWhen A Guitar Plays The Blues ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wicked early work from Roy Lee Johnson – a hell of a guitarist, and a soulful singer as well! The package brings together a whopping 30 tracks from Johnson's years at Okeh Records, and runs up to some sweet sides for Philips as well – tracing a great evolution from the late R&B years up to some deeper soul recorded at Fame Studios – a really rich journey in soul music, put together with the usual Bear Family love of historical details! Plenty of notes come with the package – tying Roy to other work with Piano Red (aka Dr Feelgood) – and titles include "Mister Moonlight", "Sea Breeze", "Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze", "I'm So Happy", "Busybody", "Love Birds", "When A Guitar Plays The Blues", "Plowing Playboy", "Cheer Up Daddy's Comin Home", "Boogaloo #3", "Can You Handle It", "It's All Over", "Stanback Headache Powder", and "She Put The Whammy On Me". CD
Also available When A Guitar Plays The Blues ... CD 18.99
 
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New VariousBeginners Guide To Cuban Music (3CD box set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2009. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
Cuban music makes a mighty comeback here – in a well-done 3CD set that explores some of the freshest sounds in a variety of genres! Each disc features a slightly different theme – CD 1 is cuts in the classic son mode, CD 2 features Cuban salsa and timba, and CD 3 shows a strong absorption of sounds from beyond the borders – including a fair bit of hip hop and Caribbean elements in the rhythms! As with others in this "introduction to" series, you get a hell of a lot of music for the price – 43 tracks on 3CDs, with titles that include "Hay Madresita" by Felix Baloy, "El Rejol De Pastora" by Grupo Sierra Maestra, "Manteca De Corojojo" by Calle 23, "Cienfuegos Tiene Su Guaguanco" by Cienfuegos Allstars, "Princesa" by Calle Real, "Tranquilo Mota" by Los Van Van, "La Temba" by Charanga Habanera, "La Madre Maria" by Tirso Duarte, "No Vengas" by Papo Record, "La Maestra" by Cubanito 20.02, "Rebuelo" by Philipsman, "Toca Me" by Instincto, and "Conga Latina" by El Gremio. CD
 
 
 



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