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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 Symphon ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(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 ... $4.99
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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Dick GregoryDick Gregory: The Light Side/The Dark Side ... LP
Poppy, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
2LP set of material that was recorded in 1969, and which features Dick Gregory in the prime of his shift from hip comedian to political activist. The set includes pieces like "Black Rioters", "The Concerned Honky Law", "Moral Gap", "Drafter Resisters", and "Assasinations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Mandrake MemorialMandrake Memorial ... LP
Poppy, Early 70s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $9.99
Man, what a great little set! The album's a trippy yet laidback set of well-crafted pop – never over-indulgent, but filled with nice late 60s touches that include sitar and electric keyboards in the instrumentation – and a general fuzziness overall in the way things are presented, making for a hazey-sounding set that's incredibly seductive. The tunes all have some nice folksy touches underneath – and while we might be tempted to call this one sunshine pop, it's a bit darker and too brooding to fit the sunshine tag – and deserves well enough to stand on its own! Titles include "Dark Lady", "To A Lonely", "House Of Mirrors", "Sunday Noon", "Next Number", and "Bird Journey". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mandrake MemorialPuzzle ... LP
Poppy, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $36.99
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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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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Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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.)
Also available Thriller (Special Edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Michael JacksonThriller (Special Edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1982. Used ... $4.99
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! Special edition contains "Someone In The Dark", "Billie Jean (home demo)", "Voice Over Session From Thriller", and "Carousel". CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)
Also available Thriller ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnInstant Love ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good ... $0.99
Cheryl Lynn and Luther Vandross – a tremendous combination that makes for one heck of a great record! Luther arranged and produced the entire set – and he does a great job here of pushing Cheryl Lynn into more upbeat territory without getting too poppy or schmaltzy! In a way, the record shows traces of some of Luther's best work for other artists (and himself) in the late 70s – an approach to club that's still plenty darn soulful, and which really lets Lynn open up with tremendous vocals. Titles include a famous remake of "If This World Were Mine" – done as a duet with Luther – plus "I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy", "Instant Love", "Sleep Walkin", "Day After Day", "Look Before You Leap", and "Say You'll Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a peeled spot.)

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Matt MonroThis Is The Life ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Psychic TVForce The Hand Of Chance ... LP
Some Bizzare/Angry Love (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The first album that Genesis P Orridge and Peter Christopherson recorded together after the split of Throbbing Gristle – and a set that really has the duo going in a very different direction than before! True, there's still elements of noise and all the weird and wonderful sound that TG had on their classic elements – but Genesis also brings in these weirdly dreamy elements that are strongly influenced by 60s pop, both UK and French – and which juxtapose with the noise in a wonderfully creepy way! Sweet vocal songs are sung by Genesis in that creepy deadpan voice of his – then give way to more sonically maddening moments – but in a brilliant combination that's so much richer than some of the later PTV material. Marc Almond guests on two tracks, and there's almost some currents of Some Bizarre or ZTT energy – and Andrew Poppy contributes some wonderful strings, too. Titles include "Just Drifting", "Caresse", "Terminus", "No Go Go", "Ov Power", "Guiltless", "Stolen Kisses", and the beautiful "Message From The Temple". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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✨✧ VariousOld Town Doo Wop Vol 5 ... CD
Old Town/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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✨✧ Gato BarbieriFenix ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on drums, and additional percussion on most tracks. The cuts have a Latin finish to them, but they've also got a strongly pronounced soul jazz vibe – something that's missing from lots of Gato's other work, and which feels a lot here like some of Pharoah Sander's best work for Impulse! Titles include "Tupac Amaru", "Bahia", "Falsa Bahiana", "El Dia Que Me Quieras", "El Arriero" and "Carnavalito". CD

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller ... CD
Epic, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! CD
Also available
Thriller ... LP 19.99
Thriller (Special Edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Ben SidranDoctor Is In ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Style CouncilOur Favourite Shop ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1985. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A blue-eyed soul classic from the UK scene of the 80s – probably the last truly great album from The Style Council, and a great blend of 60s influences with the post-Jam sound of Paul Weller. The album's got a bit more polish than before, but still none of the too-poppy modes that would mar the group at their end – and Weller's vocals are great, as always – with a sense of warmth we never would have expected in the early days of The Jam. The songwriting's great too, and Mick Talbot manages to give the record a jazzy enough sensibility to please our dusty-tuned ears. Titles include "Homebreakers", "All Gone Away", "Come To Milton Keynes", "Internationalists", "Boy Who Cried Wolf", "A Man Of Great Promise", and "Luck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, wiht obi & insert. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Tomorrow's EditionU Turn Me On (pts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Atlantic/RFC, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful little groover from this short-lived group – a tune that's got plenty of 80s groove in the rhythms, but also some wonderful harmony vocals over the top! There's a great hook here, but it's never too poppy – and although aimed at the dancefloor, the track's got plenty of warmth and soul! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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✨✧ X-Ray SpexGermfree Adolescents (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Real Gone, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from X-Ray Spex – 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
(Limited edition of 900 copies.)

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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