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California Poppy PickersHair – Aquarius ... LP
Alshire, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
Groovy album that has a number of vocal tracks from the Hair soundtrack, plus other late 60s groovy pop titles – all performed by the obscure California Poppy Pickers (who we seem to remember being someone else, but we're not sure.) Titles include "Good Morning Starshine", "Narrow People", "Hair", "Sunshine Summer Days", "Clean Up Your Own Backyard", and "Oh Happy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dukas/Rimsky Korsakov/Prokofiev/GliereSorcerer's Apprentice/Le Coq D' Or/Classical Symphony In D Major Op 25/Red Poppy (Russian Sailors' Dance) – Mitropoulos/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Gray "Entre" label deep groove mono pressing. Cover has a small split along the bottom seam.)

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Andrew PoppyOphelia/Ophelia – Margaret Cameron/Roger Heaton/Andrew Poppy ... CD
Impetus (UK), 1995. Used ... $6.99
Opera for one voice based on the text of Shakespear's caracter with accompaniment by clarinet, bass clarinet, keyboards, percussion and samples. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Poppy FamilyPoppy Seeds ... LP
London, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Mandrake MemorialPuzzle ... LP
Poppy, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $43.99
Way more than just the standard psych album of the time – and instead a richly-orchestrated album with sounds as complicated as the MC Escher cover image! Ron Frangipane and Brooks Arthur both helped out in the studio – and the set's got a clarity of vision that's way different than just another fuzzy-headed concept album – a heady brew of the group's core sounds augmented in really spaced-out, stretched-out ways – almost similar to the work that David Axlerod did with the Electric Prunes, but a bit trippier too. Titles include "Tadpole", "Earthfriend", "Volcano", "Whisper Play", and "Puzzle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Moondog with Julie Andrews & Martyn GreenSongs Of Sense & Nonsense – Tell It Again ... CD
Poppy Disc, 1957. Used ... $8.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Poppy/4 Men With Beards, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great record with "For the Sake of the Song" & "Waiting Around to Die". Spare non-traditional arangements lend to the songs' impact. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don RandiDon Randi Trio + 1 At The Baked Potato ... LP
Poppy, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet groover from Don Randi – one of his great 70s sides with the Baked Potato group, and a combination of soulful piano jazz and added percussion – a slightly Latinized approach that makes for some great skipping grooves, almost like Monty Alexander's best work from the time. Tracks include "Leah Rose" and "Tubesteak" – both of which are originals, and very nice groovers. Also features versions of "Mercy Mercy", "Samba De Orfeo", "2001", and "I Found Gold". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some edge wear)
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John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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D'AngeloBrown Sugar ... LP
Capitol/Virgin, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years of its power with singers like Al Green or Marvin Gaye – but also managed to bring in some of the best hip hop elements of his generation too, at a level that was far more successful than most other blends that had been tried before! Production is nice and lean, and super-crispy – at a level that so many folks are still copying all these years later – and the set's full of classics that include "Cruisin", "When We Get By", "Smooth", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", "Alright", and "Jonz In My Bonz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo – music recorded in Lisbon at the start of the 80s, and issued here on vinyl for the first time ever! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of the best elements come through – especially the incredible interplay on guitar, which is woven through the rhythms in this rich tapestry of sound – with lots of brilliantly breakout moments too. Vocals are sung in unison, which furthers the righteous spirit of the record – and although recorded in Europe, there's no attempt to commercialize the music or make it poppy at all. Titles include "Panseau Na Isna", "Marietu Djeme", "Manobra Da Pequena", "Wai Nene", and "Nambia". CD

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Margo GuryanTake A Picture (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/Oglio, 1968. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also free from singer/songwriter modes too – an approach that's never too serious, yet which often has a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix. Production is somewhat poppy, but not in a commercial way – and we might well say that Guryan's work here has that same great balance of elements we love in the Mercury recordings by Spanky & Our Gang. John Hill produced, and also handled most of the arrangements – and many tunes here are Guryan originals, with titles that include "Sunday Morning", "Sun", "Love Songs", "Thoughts", "Take A Picture", "Think Of Rain", "Can You Tell", and "Someone I Know". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Timothy Gone", "It's Alright Now", and "I Think A Lot About You". CD

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Hall & OatesWar Babies ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... $9.99
Hip Hall & Oates material from the early days – a set produced by Todd Rundgren, with a sound that definitely shows his presence! The tunes here are really wonderfully focused – tightened up a bit more than before, but never in ways that are too-poppy or commercial. Rundgren's great ear for a hook is really at play here – emphasizing the best elements of the tunes, in ways that keep them slinkily soulful, with almost a Steely Dan sort of sensibility. Instrumentation is pretty basic and bare – another great aspect of the record – and Rundgren also joins in a bit on guitar. Titles include "70s Scenario", "War Baby Son Of Zorro", "Can't Stop The Music", "Is It A Star", "Beanie G & The Rose Tattoo", "I'm Watching You", "Better Watch Your Back", and "Screaming Through December". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small sticker spot.)

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Arthur LymanIsle Of Enchantment ... LP
Life/Hi Fi, 1964. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A set with a dreamy feel that certainly lives up to its title – a mix of moods that includes some key themes from Henry Mancini, plus a few other well-chosen numbers! As on other Lyman dates from the time, there's a bit of jazz creeping into the mix here – but one that's never too strong, and which only serves to balance out the sound nicely – and keep the group from going into some of the too-poppy modes of some of his contemporaries who were moving far from their exotica roots. There's still plenty of great percussion bits on the set – and titles include "Et Maintenant", "Lei Alhoa Lei", "Charade", "The High & The Mighty", "Orange Tamore", "Swingin Shepherd Blues", and "Sho Joji". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Next Album ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Hugh's more poppy efforts, but still a nice batch of instrumentals with a good Afro soul groove to them, and the jaunty trumpet sound that was Hugh's stock in trade at the time. Tracks include "Actin' Like A Fool", "If I Needed Someone", "Sounds Of Silence", "Along Comes Mary", "It's Not Unusual", and "From Me To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Matt MonroThis Is The Life ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Matt Monro singing with arranger Sid Feller – a surprisingly great talent for the record, and one who does a great job of hitting that subtly dramatic mode that we love in Matt's vocals. Feller nicely restrains some of his usual tricks, and takes Monro to the same sort of sophisticated, adult space in pop that Nancy Wilson was hitting for Capitol at the time – a bit jazzy, sometimes poppy, but never in a way that's gimmicky or aimed at the kids. Titles include "Honey On The Vine", "Merci Cheri", "Sweet Lorraine", "On A Wonderful Day Like Today", "I'm Glad There Is You", "This Is The Life", "On A Clear Day", and "My Best Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ed MottaEntre E Ouca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Early soul material from the great Ed Motta – a record that really has the Brazilian singer hitting his stride! Ed's a singer that we've loved for many years, and await eagerly for each new record – but this early 90s set is one of his first great musical moments, a set that has him really finding his voice, and following strongly in the Brazilian soul tradition of his famous uncle, Tim Maia! And although Motta had worked in some more beat-heavy, poppy modes on previous records, this one has a much richer vibe – and shows the love of older 70s styles that would reemerge later on his seminal AOR set – done here with leaner, more stripped down modes that are mighty nice. The songwriting is great – and Motta's voice, as always, is incredible – and the instrumentation features a fair bit of Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano, which really further the warmth of the vocals. Titles include "Bem Longe", "Agora Que O Dia Accordou", "Entre E Ouca", "A Vontade", and "Se Ate As 11". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nino Nardini/Eddie Warner/Roger RogerStudio Ganaro – Space Oddities 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Mad electronic sounds from a trio of older French studio talents – Nino Nardini, Eddie Warner, and Roger Roger – all sound library giants from a previous generation, working here in some sweet electric modes for the 70s! If there's one thing that seemed to mark the best sound library artists working in the European scene, it was a really forward-thinking style of work – an ambitious drive to always find new sounds, and new ways of expressing themselves – which led cats like Nardini, Warner, and Roger to move beyond previous jazz or string-based modes, and step into the world of the Moog, Arp, and other electronic sources of the 70s! This sweet collection brings together some of their best experiments from Studio Ganaro – tunes that are often every bit as charming and melodic as their 60s material, but also occasionally funky, too – with a groove that's totally great, and use of the new keyboard sounds at a level that's very tuneful, and way more than just knob-twiddling. Titles include "Pop Electronique No 1", "Devil's Anvil", "Tomorrow", "Minor Mind", "Pathetic Motion", "Expectation", "Frantique", "Poppy Chimes", "Beyond The Clouds", "Sound Industrial No 15", "Brutus Drums", "Tickling Shuffle", and "KO". CD

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Terry RileyRainbow In Curved Air (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric harpsichord, and the amazingly cool "rocksichord" – which is almost a guitar-like keyboard! "Poppy Nogood" has a similar groove on organ and soprano saxophone. Both tracks are prime material by Riley, and they have a sound that's influenced countless artists in the current electronica generation – but which never sounded better than here, on the original recordings! LP, Vinyl record album

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SecretsInfatuation – Singles & Demos 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great early work from The Secrets – a UK group that features early contributions from later singer/songwriter Clifford T Ward – but in a style that's much more group-oriented overall! Ward's already a hell of a songwriter – and loads of the cuts here are under-discovered nuggets that sparkle at a level that only a rare few Brit records of this time can do – sweet, but never poppy – clever, but never too much so – and often with a heartfelt, emotional candor that we might link to the best by The Hollies and Zombies. And in fact, there's an instant charm here that definitely recalls Hollies at their best – a way of doing a heck of a lot with just a little, and really bringing forth special qualities in the tunes without resorting to overdone gimmicks or studio interference – although the production here is pretty darn groovy too. The collection features loads of singles from the group, plus rare demos and unreleased tracks – all with richly detailed notes in the best Cherry Red tradition. Titles include "Infatuation", "She's Dangerous", "Such a Pity", "I Suppose", "Sympathy", "I Think I Need The Cash", "The Gloria Bosom Show", "Looking Down The Glass", "The Same Applies To You", "Teacher", and "I Intend To Please". CD

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Ben SidranDoctor Is In ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Ben Sidran's biggest records from the 70s – a smooth combination of jazz, fusion, soul, and a bit of New Orleans groove! There's still a very unique feel to Sidran's music here – a sense of personality that really makes the whole thing sparkle – and which keeps the record from sounding too much like anyone else. Grooves are a great mix of jazz and soul elements – in territory that certainly has a 70s LA sort of quality, but which never gets too poppy or commercial – thanks to Ben's vocals, and mostly small combo backings from players who include Phil Upchurch on bass, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Tony Williams on drums. Nick DeCaro adds in a bit of extra strings from time to time – and titles include "Silver's Serenade", "Charlie's Blues", "Be Nice", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "One Way Grave", and "See You On The Other Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Urban SaxSpiral (with bonus DVD) ... LP
EPM/Wah Wah (Spain), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A real evolution of the Urban Sax sound – a record that's still created from a complex array of reed patterns, like the group's groundbreaking work of the late 70s – but with more discreet songs and tunes than before! The album was originally issued only on CD, and showcases the French group's continued commitment to unusual ways of opening up the saxophone – ways that are hardly jazz at all, and maybe have more of a link to some of the minimalist experiments of the generation of Wim Mertens and Andrew Poppy, although Urban Sax was recording before both of them. There's a bit of keyboards and electronics in the mix – although mostly saxes overall – and titles include "Traveling To Pr Velvoski", "Possible Prologue", "Cuve Au Miroir", "Slow Turn Around Melvana", and "On The Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes big booklet with photos and bonus DVD! Limited to 500 copies.)

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X-Ray SpexGerm Free Adolescents ... CD
Virgin/Universal (Japan), 1978. Used ... $6.99
X-Ray Spex were one of the strongest of the first generation punks of the 70s – a group fronted by the amazing Poly Styrene, and blessed with some incredibly catchy tunes! There's a poppy playfulness to most of these tracks, underneath the fierce, full-on energy of the group – a rhythmic approach to punk rock that's almost a precursor to the Bow Wow Wow sound, but more decidedly punk at its heart. Tracks include "Oh Bondage Up Yours", "I Am A Cliche", "Highly Inflammable", "Let's Submerge", "I Am A Poseur", "Genetic Engineering", "Warrior In Woolworths", "Obsessed With You", "Artificial", and "The Day The World Turned Dayglo". CD
(Includes obi.)

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X-Ray SpexGermfree Adolescents (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Real Gone, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... On September 9, 2016
X-Ray Spex were one of the strongest of the first generation punks of the 70s – a group fronted by the amazing Poly Styrene, and blessed with some incredibly catchy tunes! There's a poppy playfulness to most of these tracks, underneath the fierce, full-on energy of the group – a rhythmic approach to punk rock that's almost a precursor to the Bow Wow Wow sound, but more decidedly punk at its heart. Tracks include "Oh Bondage Up Yours", "I Am A Cliche", "Highly Inflammable", "Let's Submerge", "I Am A Poseur", "Genetic Engineering", "Warrior In Woolworths", "Obsessed With You", "Artificial", and "The Day The World Turned Dayglo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Germ Free Adolescents ... CD 6.99

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VariousOld Town Doo Wop Vol 5 ... CD
Old Town/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About October 1, 2016
The long-overdue fifth volume in this amazing series of Doo Wop from the legendary Old Town Records – a real treasure trove of harmony soul, filled with a fair bit of previously unreleased work! Although not always at the top of the charts, Old Town was one of the best east coast imprints for doo wop back in the day – and, as illustrated on previous volumes in the series, the label had a great approach to the music that really let the singers stand strongly on their own, and express themselves freely. Many of the numbers here are far from the too-poppy modes that were hurting other doo wop at the end of the 50s – and instead, the tunes often have a stripped-down, upfront vocal approach – very pure and unfettered, especially on the unreleased numbers. CD features a whopping 28 tracks in all – with titles that include "All Alone" by Bobby Adams & The Serenaders, "Just To Be" by The Intruders, "Country Boy" by The Symbols, "Dreaming Is No Good" by Peggy Farmer & The Harptones, "Lonesome Lover" by The Solitaires, "We Three My Echo My Shadow & Me" by The Sharps, "A Hum Diddley Do" by The Capris, "The Last Round Up" by The Cleftones, "This Is The Night" by The Vocaleers, and "My Heart's Desire" by The Earls. CD

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Graham Central StationMy Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Larry Graham's opening his sound up a fair bit for this one – bringing in a bit more of a rock influence than before, and letting the guitars fly all over the tunes! The style's one that's almost got a bit of a pre-Prince influence – more tightly poppy in the construction of the soul, and with a good crossover sound that might have earned Graham some of the "radio" in the title. Tracks include the tightly stepping groover "Is It Love", which has a great west coast slow funk approach, the P-Funky "Are You Happy", and the jazzy "Turn It Out", which has some particularly nice bass work. Other tracks include "Pow", "Boogie Witcha Baby", and "Mr Friend". CD

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