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Public EnemyCan't Truss It (almighty raw 125th st bootleg mix, goree island conga radio, inst)/Move! (censored radio) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1990. Very Good- (pic cover)... $1.99
Two cuts from the "Apocalypse '91" LP 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Public EnemyShut Em Down (Pe-te Rock mix, Rock mix inst, LP, bald beat breakapella)/ By The Time I Get To Arizona/Arizona Assassination Attempt Aca-Dub ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1991. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... CD
Def Jam, 1987. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
The first mind-blowing salvo from the legendary PE! Public Enemy came with that strong, righteous voice in full force from the get-go – and if it's not quite the revolutionary aural experience as the following couple of albums on the production from, it's still pretty damn riveting effort. Hands down one of the best and most original hip hop debuts of the late 80s! Tracks include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Timebomb", "Miuzi Weighs a Ton", "Public Enemy No. 1", "Raise The Roof", "Terminator Ex Speaks With His Hands", "Sophisticated B*tch", and the title cut. CD

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Public Image Ltd.Greatest Hits, So Far ... CD
Virgin, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Public Image LtdMetal Box (4CD super deluxe edition – with 72-page book) ... CD
Universal (UK), 1979. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from the mighty John Lydon – a record that maybe blows away all other albums by Public Image – and which also stands strongly next to the work of the Sex Pistols, but in a very different way! Lydon is quite far from punk rock roots here – and instead works in this bassy, dubby, trippy blend that's served up strongly by the bass work of Jah Wobble – very influenced by Jamaican music, but playing in a style that's got a very different vibe – and quite different from more familiar late 70s attempts to mix punk and reggae. Instead, Wobble and Lydon use the mode as this dark wash of sound – sparkling with weird guitar sounds from Keith Levine, and layered with these haunting lyrics on madness and paranoia – much more dark poetry than anything Lydon ever gave us. The track "Poptones" is an eternal classic by itself – but the whole effort is a landmark – including "Swan Lake", "No Birds", "Chant", "No Radio", "Albatross", "Careering", and "Memories". This mammoth 4CD set – in a metal box (naturally) – comes loaded with with B-sides, alternate mixe & BBC sessions with Top Of The Pops versions, Peel Sessions and more (disc two), even rarer and complete unreleased mixes (disc three) and a live set from Manchester's Russell Club (The Factory) from 1979 (disc four). Box set also includes 72 book, poster and art prints. CD

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Lionel HamptonMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz – Conversation & Music As Heard On National Public Radio ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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MomusPublic Intellectual – An Anthology 1986 to 2016 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A wonderful collection of work from the always-great Momus – one of our favorite singer/songwriters of the past 40 years, a talent who really moves forward territory inspired by the work of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and George Brassens – and an artist who's given us so much incredible music during his career! The set really does a great job of spanning Momus' full career – from the acoustic start of his early Cherry Red albums and singles, to the open stylistic space of his music for Creation Records – where he shifted his ear for a catchy tune and sinister storyline into some really wonderful tracks – back to his return to Cherry Red and then formation of his own label – where he's continued to explore a fantastic array of topics with his undeniable wit. And in case you're wondering – the "public intellectual" title is a bit of a joke, taken from his classic "I Was A Maoist Intellectual" track from the 80s – but it's also somewhat fitting, given the incredible depth of his songwriting (although sadly, Momus has never hit the fame he deserves – which would make him a true public intellectual.) There's so many wonderful tracks on this set, we can't even count them all – and the collection's especially great for presenting some of the later Creation material that's been very hard to get in recent years. 3CD set features a whopping 56 tracks in all – plus notes on the tunes by Momus himself – and titles that include "Spacewalk", "Enlightenment", "The Ephephobe", "Paper Wraps Rock", "Flame Into Being", "The Homosexual", "How Do You Find My Sister", "Shaftesbury Avenue", "Summer Holiday 1999", "Ventriloquists & Dolls", "Born To Be Adored", "The Age Of Information", "London 1888", "The Art Creep", "The Hiker", "System Of Usher", "Widow Twanky", "Nervous Heartbeat", and "The Cheque's In The Post". CD

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Jess StacyMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz – Conversation & Music As Heard On National Public Radio ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Larry MillettMurder Has A Public Face – Crime & Punishment In The Speed Graphic Era (hardcover) ... Book
Borealis, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gritty crime photographs from the 40s – all pulled from the files of the St Paul Pioneer Press in the Twin Cities – which turned out to be a pretty dangerous place at the time! There's some great shots in here that rival the work of Weegee in New York – bodies and crime scenes, presented in stark, bleak, unabashed black and white photographs – and other images detail the aftermath of the crimes – the criminals and courtrooms, plus other images as well. But the book's also not just photographs, as it includes plenty of true crime details on the events – as well as the photographic journalism culture of the time – presented in a heavy, artbook-styled volume. 118 pages, hardcover, and filled with black and white images. Book
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Butch Thompson TrioLive From St Paul ... LP
Minnesota Public Radio, 1981. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DJ NehpetsGhetto Revenge EP ... 12-inch
Public Housing, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with titles written in marker.)

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✨✧ VariousTomorrow's Achievements – Parry Music Library 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Parry Music Library/Public Information (UK), Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A totally great little compilation – rare late 70s/early 80s tracks pulled from the collection of the Parry Music sound library – put together with an especially strong focus on electronics! There's a great retro/future feel to the whole thing – one that definitely lives up to the title – and the electric touches run from spare 70s analogue elements to some wider 80s keyboard sounds – really balanced out nicely to keep a good sense of variety throughout! Titles include "Drone No 1" and "Remote Control" by Harry Forbes, "The Beginning" by Johnny Hawksworth, "New Invention" by Nino Nardini, "Poseidon" by Paul Williams, "Bio Rhythm" by Paul Kass, "Dawn Light" by Robin Artus, "Integrator" by Hermann Langschwert, "Future Directions" by Rick Miller, and "Sonic Rhythm" by Barry Schleifer. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, & Leo FerreTrois Hommes Sur La Photo (4CDs & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1969. New Copy 4CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic package based around a legendary meeting of three of the greatest minds in French music in the 60s – singer/songwriters Jacques Brel, George Brassens, and Leo Ferre – who shared a space for a famous discussion on the state of music and culture at the time! The package features 3CDs of music by each individual artist – some of the best songs by Jacques Brel, George Brassens, and Leo Ferre – plus a bonus CD that features their entire conversation together – very riveting stuff, if you can understand the language – and captured perfectly, with that flair for public intellectualism that we've never been able to manage over here, but which the French can do so well. The package also features a DVD on their meeting – a documentary, using some of the photos from the event, plus commentary by key contemporaries who include Juliette Greco and Jacques Higelin. The three music CDs alone are a bargain at this price – with 36 tracks in all – and packaged with the DVD and other CD, they make for a hell of a nice box set! CD

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James BrownThere It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good ... $24.99
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since Payback – and James is even more focused in the lyrics, which bite harder than some of his other commentary of the period – while still allowing the JBs plenty of room to serve up some heavy funk in the process! Titles include the classics "Public Enemy #1" and "King Heroin", both hard soul political tracks – and the funkier side of The Godfather is represented by the killer cuts "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothing" and James own version of "I Need Help" (which was also recorded by Bobby Byrd). The album also includes a great duet with Vicki Anderson on "Who Am I", the excellent title cut "There It Is", and a surprisingly nice version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" – as well as the single "I'm A Greedy Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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William S BurroughsCall Me Burroughs ... LP
ESP/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The first-ever record to capture the amazing voice of William S Burroughs – the author who helped transform fiction forms in the 60s, but also somewhat of a public figure too – thanks to albums like this! The set's was recorded in France, and given wider circulation in the US by seminal indie ESP Records – and the record presents Burroughs reading from his important novels Naked Lunch and The Nova Express. There's less of the cutup and experimental recordings of other later Burroughs records – but given that the books were both written under the influence of those modes, even the reading of the text still has a very unusual quality – especially given the author's incredible voice. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cabildo's ThreeYuxtaposicion ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Very very very cool stuff from Italy in the 70's. This tight little combo featuring Fender Rhodes, electric bass, and congas lays down some super tight grooves with a very deep, very funky, very laid back feel. Originally intended for soundtrack use in TV and commercials, this disc has finally been released to the public, and it's been worth the wait! As great as the words "Fender Rhodes", "Italy", and "congas" might suggest, and even better upon repeated listenings. Some tracks have a slightly Latin feel, while others sound like super mellow CTI grooves. Excellent stuff, and it's hardly been off our turntable this month! CD
Also available Yuxtaposicion ... CD 15.99

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Cabildo's ThreeYuxtaposicion ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Very very very cool stuff from Italy in the 70's. This tight little combo featuring Fender Rhodes, electric bass, and congas lays down some super tight grooves with a very deep, very funky, very laid back feel. Originally intended for soundtrack use in TV and commercials, this disc has finally been released to the public, and it's been worth the wait! As great as the words "Fender Rhodes", "Italy", and "congas" might suggest, and even better upon repeated listenings. Some tracks have a slightly Latin feel, while others sound like super mellow CTI grooves. Excellent stuff, and it's hardly been off our turntable this month! CD
Also available Yuxtaposicion ... CD 9.99

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Alan ClaysonSerge Gainsbourg – A View From The Exterior ... Book
Sanctuary (UK), 1998. New Copy Book ... $2.99 12.95
One of the few English language looks we've ever seen at the music of Serge Gainsbourg – a well-penned biography that covers all of his classic years in a fair bit of detail! Author Alan Clayson does a good job of paying as much attention to the music as he does to Serge's celebrity – defining elements that make particular records or musical moments so great – and never getting too bogged down in the more sensational elements of Gainsbourg's life. We really appreciate that – as Serge has always had plenty to offer way past the headlines – and if anything, he's probably best remembered in this century for his key musical contributions much more than his public life. There's a bunch of black and white photos in the middle of the book, but the rest is text – and the softcover edition runs for 244 pages, with a helpful index of Gainsbourg compositions in the back! Book

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✨✧ Al CohnBroadway ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $6.99
A rare 1954 date from saxophonist Al Cohn – not issued to the public until this 1970 LP, but easily one of Al's best from the early days! The approach is straight and simple, something Al didn't always get – and the group's a quintet with Hal Stein on alto and Harvey Leonard on piano. The players aren't well known, but they keep the groove enough to let Al shine amazingly well on tenor – especially on the album's longer tracks, which have some nice nice solo space! Titles include 2 takes of "Broadway", plus "Suddenly It's Spring" and "Help Keep Your City Clean Blues". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Sam CookeMr Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Analog Spark, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
If there's anyone who earns the name "Mr Soul", it's gotta be Sam Cooke – given that records like these were crucial to getting the term of soul music out to the public in the 60s! The set's a great illustration of the way that Sam cooks up soul, too – as it mostly features familiar tunes, recast by Cooke with a new soul music approach – that deeper feeling he brings to the lyrics, while still holding up a professional polish that rivals the great singers of the decade before. Horace Ott handled the arrangements, with a great blend of strings and soul – and titles include "Smoke Rings", "I Wish You Love", "Little Girl", "Driftin Blues", "Send Me Some Lovin", and "Chains Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur CrudupMusic Man Like Nobody Every Saw (5CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $124.99 174.99
One of the founding fathers of rock and roll – finally given his due in this massive box set! Arthur Crudup was a famous influence on Elvis Presley, but even without that fame, he was a hell of a bluesman on his own – a key part in the shift of styles that took place during the 40s – a mode that took Crudup's rural roots into more focus, with some of the tighter modes of the urban scene! This set shows that shift – and plenty more too – over the space of 124 tracks in all, which include Crudup's complete recordings for RCA and associated labels, as well as material for Trumpet, Checker, Ace, and Fire Records too – all packaged with a heavy, hardcover book that's almost worth the price of admission alone! The book features all-new notes, loads of photos and images, and a discography too – and the box finally takes Crudup's music from the scattered array of public domain and greatest hits CDs, and gives it the showcase it deserves. CD

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Eighth BlackbirdHand Eye ... CD
Cedille, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Stunning work from Eighth Blackbird – easily one of the most important groups on the Chicago scene in recent years – and instrumental in bringing modern music out of the ivory tower, and back into a much more vibrant public presence! These guys are forging a legacy that rivals that of some of the early ensembles of Philip Glass or Steve Reich, or of Kronos Quartet in the 80s – and their lineup is very inventive – flutes, clarinets, violin, cello, piano, and percussion – used in ways that are tremendously varied, and with a power that moves far beyond some of the more obtuse modes of other modern groups. Eighth Blackbird never seem to forget a sense of melody, even when very experimental – and this album rings out with wonderful flourishes of light and tone, in ways that we haven't heard from a set of contemporary compositions in many years. The album features reworkings of pieces from the Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation – re-imagined by composers Timo Andres, Andrew Norman, Robert Honstein, Christopher Cerrone, Ted Herne, and Jacob Cooper – all with an ear towards the group's unique musical powers. CD

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✨✧ Gil EvansOut Of The Cool (Impulse digipack pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". CD
(Out of print Impulse digipack pressing.)

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Donald FagenEminent Hipsters (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
The authorial debut of Donald Fagan – already a hell of a storyteller in the songs he's penned on his own, and for Steely Dan – and equally great here on the printed page! In the book, Fagan looks at some of the forces that shaped him in his youth – from figures who include Ennio Morricone, Ike Turner, Henry Mancini, and Jean Shepherd – to other aspects of his life in suburban New Jersey, all presented with the kind of wit and turns of a phrase that you'd find in his songs. Given the sometimes-oblique quality of Fagan and Steely Dan, at least in the public eye, the book is surprisingly down to earth, and almost revelatory – a total of 158 pages in this hardcover edition. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Vivien GoldmanResolutionary – Songs 1979 to 1982 ... CD
99 Records/Staubgold (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful collection of overlooked work from Vivien Goldman – a singer who's perhaps best known for her work in Flying Lizards, but who also had ties to other important post-punk acts of the time – including The Slits, On-U Sound, and Public Image – all of whom help out on these tracks! The music has a sweet blend of dubby rhythms and some colder currents too – and Goldman's lyrics are often a bit more personal than her music with Flying Lizards although no less compelling, too. John Lydon, Steve Beresford, and Keith Levene provide instrumentation on the first three tracks – "Lauderette", "Private Armies", and "PA Dub" – from an EP that was released on Rough Trade and 99 Records. Next up are the tracks "Her Story" and "The Window" – done by The Flying Lizards, with work from Beresford on piano and Viv Albertine on guitars. Last are three tracks from Goldman's work with Chantage – even dubbier, with some help from Adrian Sherwood, on titles that include "It's Only Money", "Same Thing Twice", and "Tu M'Fais Rire". CD also includes a bonus interview! CD

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Claude Paradise Gray/Giuseppe U Net PipitoneNo Half Steppin – An Oral & Pictorial History Of New York City Club The Latin Quarter & The Birth Of Hip Hop's Golden Era ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2016. New Copy ... $34.99
A nice history of the classic hip hop culture in NYC that rose from Manhattan's Latin Quarter club – a vital mid 80s proving ground for legends and trailblazers of the time! No Half Steppin' is laid out beautifully in rarely seen photos, street flyers, and the first-hand knowledge of X-Clan cofounder and Latin Quarter host and manager Claude "Paradise" Gray, with author/activist/historian Giusseppe "U.Net" Pipitone, and a wealth of oral history from key players including Kurtis Blow, Grand Puba, Dana Dane, Prince Paul, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Fab Five Freddy, KRS-One, Special K and many more. Paradise Gray was a major part of the team that helped turn the club into a hotbed for early hip hop talent, and many of the incredible photos here are from his personal archives. It's a solid time capsule – with tons of full color photos of destined-for-greatness figures on stage and on the scene, with some of the above mentioned heavies and many more. The textual history here nearly as rich as the photos, with chapters on the club's history, key performances over the years, the dance scene there, the impact of Public Enemy on the scene, and much more. Amazing! Paperback, 200+ pages. Book

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Richard HaversBeatles – The Days Of Their Lives (hardcover) ... Book
Chartwell Books, 2011. New Copy ... $14.99 39.99
A fab book on the Fab Four – one that's overflowing with a huge amount of vintage photos, wrapped around an especially cool timeline that offers up year-by-year, day-by-day details of all the important moments! The photos themselves are more than enough – and include lots of less-iconic, very interesting images that are really wonderful – with some especially nice ones as the boys start to get a bit shaggy in 1966. The timeline structure makes the whole thing especially nice – almost as a long visual documentary on the group, in both public and private scenes – with economically-used text to illuminate the moments. 320 pages, oversize, hardcover, and with color and black and white photos throughout! Book

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David HeatherDDR Posters – The Art Of East German Propaganda (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 39.95
East Germany may be a thing of the past, but the separate slice of the German nation lives again in this beautiful book of propaganda posters from the 20th Century – large, full color images that present the era at its most striking – and showcase East German efforts to shape public sentiment through the visual arts! The book is heavy on posters from the post-war years – images that have a lot of the feel of wartime propaganda, but turned towards the socialist themes of the time – and while these ideas persist, the changing decades also showcase some stronger government programs too – a growing pride in separatism, mixed with efforts in education, labor, and health care. Each page features a large, full-color reproduction of a vintage poster – over 120 posters in all – and although the book features propaganda right up until German reunification, the bulk of the work is from the end of the war through the 60s. 159 pages, oversize, hardcover, and in full color. Book
(Please note – these copies have a small amount of shelf wear.)

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Gregory IsaacsSlum In Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds/Secret (UK), 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Gregory Isaacs' name is on the cover – but the dub component here means that there's maybe a bit less vocals in the mix – as the album's the dub companion to Gregory's late 70s classic Cool Ruler! This set is much more focused on the excellent instrumental work – laid down by the Revolutionaries, with rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and keyboards from Ansel Collins – all mixed beautifully by a young Prince Jammy, at King Tubby's studio! The use of echo and odd electric bits at the edges is completely sublime – and titles include "Slum", "Reform Institution", "Tam Tam", "Leaving", "Public Eyes", and "Leggo Beast". CD

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good ... $43.99
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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James P JohnsonClassic James P Johnson Sessions 1921 to 1943 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 6 CDs ... $101.99 102.00
An incredible journey in music – one that documents the importance of pianist James P Johnson in a variety of different settings – from the earliest years of jazz, right on up through the boogie woogie and swing generations as well! The set is exactly the sort that Mosaic Records can do best – as it brings together material from a variety of different labels, almost all of which was originally released on the 78rpm format – which makes the process far more of an historical achievement than just a collection of previously-issued albums! Instead, the music here comes from over 50 different sessions – some which feature Johnson on solo piano, some with vocalists such as Rosa Henderson, Martha Copeland, Roy Evans, Ethel Waters, Clarence Williams, Lavinia Turner, Bessie Smith, and others – and still more with a variety of important ensembles of the 20s and 30s – whose music Johnson certainly helped inform. The package also features key performances with Williams' group – and as is standard with Mosaic, the notes and session details alone are worth the price of admission. The 6CD set features a whopping 158 titles in all – all beautifully remastered, and presented with far more than you'll ever find in one of those shoddy public domain sets. A true testament to the range of Johnson's music in these years – and long overdue! CD

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KinksMono Collection (10LP box set with book – 180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Pye/BMG, Late 60s. New Copy 10LP ... $184.99 199.98
Incredible music from The Kinks – albums we return to again and again over the years, and which never fail to delight and amaze us! In the short span of time covered by these records, The Kinks went from being another blues-inspired UK band, to becoming some of the sharpest social critics of their day – Ray Davies' razor-sharp wit in the lead on vocals, and deftly-turned tunes that could make the British public hum along gladly, even when they were the subject of the joke! The box presents 8 classic albums, all in brilliant mono – some of which are pretty rare in these mixes – the full albums Kinks, Kinda Kinks, Kink Kontroversy, Face To Face, Something Else, Live At Kelvin Hall, Village Green Preservation Society, and Arthur – all with the original long UK track listings. The set also features the double album The Kinks – a collection of singles and hits that was issued in the same stretch, and includes an additional 25 tracks on 2LPs. Box is beautiful – super-heavy, with a flip-off top – and all albums have original artwork, and are packaged with a special 48 page book that features never-seen photos, and new interview material! LP, Vinyl record album
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Alton DelmoreTruth Is Stranger Than Publicity – The Delmore Brothers (paperback) ... Book
Country Music Foundation, 1977/1995. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
A beautiful look in the world of the Delmore Brothers – one of early American country music's greatest harmony duos and family acts – written by Alton Delmore! Alton and his brother Rabon Delmore began performing back in 1926 and were early performers on the Grand Ole Opry, and continued into the early 50s before Rabon Delmore passed away. The Delmore Brothers aren't as famous all these decades later as contemporaries such as The Carter Family, but the Delmores are just as vital to country music history, having influenced later harmony acts such as Louvins and the Everlys. Alton passed away in 1964 – and his son eventually delivered the manuscript to the Country Music Foundation, who first published it in the late 70s. Book

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James King & The CinemaSound OrchestraCliffhanger! – Music From The Classic Republic Serials ... CD
Varese, 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alhaji Bai KonteKora Melodies From The Republic Of The Gambia, West Africa ... LP
Rounder, 1973. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and some splitting on the spine.)

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RenauldI'm A Lover (republican mix, democratic mix)/Into My Heart (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Oneida, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Savage RepublicJamahiriya ... LP
Fundamental, 1988. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousHaiti Vodou – Ritual Music From The First Black Republic 1937 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
Some of the earliest recordings of voodoo work from Haiti – served up here in a 3CD collection that includes a surprisingly huge amount of material! Some of the rawest work here was recorded in the field, but with clarity enough to make the chanted vocals and heavy percussion come through strongly – and other material was recorded as part of postwar projects by American labels, to document the very unusual, very site-specific sounds coming out of Haiti at the time! The set begins with some early acetate recordings from the 30s, then moves onto include the three volumes of the Music Of Haiti series from Folkways – all recorded in the early 50s, with a very rich quality. Next are a few albums that were issued by Elektra – including the famous Voices Of Haiti album, recorded by avant filmmaker Maya Deren, plus the label's Festival In Haiti album too. There's also a range of other small label recordings, too – material from a Remington label album, the Rituel Vaudou En Haiti record on Bam, and the Ceremonies Vaudou En Haiti album on Pacific – which makes for at least 8 albums' worth of material, plus more – in a big 3CD package that features 63 tracks in all, with notes in English and French. CD

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Jonathan BarliVIP – The Mad World Of Virgil Partch (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 49.99
A fantastic book on the mad artwork of Virgil Partch – an overlooked mid-century illustrator, and one whose material had all the biting wit of Mad Magazine legends like Don Martin or Bill Elder! Partch sometimes worked for higher-class publications – and specialized in satiric cartoons that were as visually sharp as their commentary – but as the years expanded, Virgil worked on record covers, advertising, paperback covers, and other formats – including some great books of his own! All those formats and more are included here – in a book that's got a layout that really does justice to both the material, and the detailed biography of Partch by the author. There's also some passages at the end that include some of Virgil's satiric writings with his images – and the book is 208 pages, hardcover, with both color and black and white images. Book

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Ivan BrunettiAesthetics – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an amazing individual, with a character that goes even deeper than his artwork – and this book is something of a memoir, told by Ivan in words that go alongside the images – little stories about their creation, or his own place on the planet at the time – with some cartoons, some cover illustrations, and lots of obscure drawings, sculptures, and physical objects that are a real discovery, even if you've bought his comix and other books. The layout is great – as illuminating as the contents – and the hardcover book is color throughout. Book

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✨✧ Robert ChristgauGoing Into The City – Portrait Of A Critic As A Young Man – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 27.99
Robert Christgau is one of the coolest music writers of all time – a hugely important force for decades, through his work in the Village Voice – where he helped shape acceptance and understanding of generations of new sounds – and a contributor to other publications and broadcast outlets, where his voice is always one of the smartest in the room! And while we've always dug what Christgau has to say about other folks, it's also pretty great to read his own story, too – a life spent living in New York, where his path crossed countless other cultural figures and moments, apart from the music and musicians you might expect. This volume focuses mostly on his youth, his growth on the New York scene of the 60s, and his role in the 70s – and the book is hardcover, 366 pages. Book
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Patrick Cowley & Candida RoyalleCandida Cosmica EP ... LP
Dark Entries, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Some of the weirdest, wildest work you'll ever hear from Patrick Cowley – very different than his 80s club music, although still very electronic overall! The music here is from a very early point in Cowley's career – recorded as experimental pieces with singer Candida Royale, who vocalizes along with Patrick's analogue electronics – in ways that are maybe a bit like Cathy Berberian singing with Luciano Berio electronics – but a lot weirder and more abstract overall! The work's never been released publicly before – and is presented here with a cool booklet of detailed notes. Titles include "Tantum Ergo", "Elementals", "Candida Cosmica", and "Tomato Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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DigGroovy Soul Music Disc Guide ... Book
Dig (Japan), 2012. New Copy ... $18.99
Groovy soul music? Turns out, they mean "great soul music" – with an especially strong focus on the sounds of the 70s! The book is a cool variation on the usual Japanese disc guide publication – in that it does offer some discographical information, and lots of listings of records – but also a different approach that brings focus on some different aspects of 70s soul! For example, there's a section that offers pages of key records by important producers/studio forces – and specific looks at key albums from regional scenes in the US. The book also opens with a great color section, which has some rare photos and great images, with another section like that in the middle – and the book has chapters and discographies on Otis Redding, Bobby Womack, and Sam Cooke – with most of the text in Japanese. We should tell you that there's definitely a lot of Japanese-only text in the book – like most of these disc guides – but there's also plenty in English to enjoy, especially the different categories for the music – which even include lists of great songs in specific tempos. 224 pages overall – with images in color and black and white. Book

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DJ ShhhhhCentral European Music Steps Ahead (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99
Here's a book that will really open up some new record-digging territory – as it serves up hundreds of releases from the European scene of the past decade or two – material that mostly comes from the Eastern European underground, despite the "central" in the title – and which provides a much-needed look at sounds coming from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic! The book is in the style of other Japanese "disc guide" books – and has images of every record cover, along with titles and release dates – plus a review of the music in Japanese. Much of the book is in color, but some is in black and white – and although we can't read the reviews, we can understand the helpful chapters that condense the music – titled "From Classic To Groove", "Both Sides Of Evergrooves", "Un Certain Regard", and "Around Key Persons". There's a number of jazz releases inside, plus lots of other styles too – and the book is one that will definitely open you up to a new realm of music. 190 pages, softover, color and black and white. Book

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Jaro FabryArt Of Fashion, Style, & Hollywood In The 1930s & 1940s ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 29.99
Cartoons, magazine covers, and other illustrations from the fantastic Jaro Fabray – pulled from a range of publications in the 30s and 40s, and laid out alongside with other archival drawings as well! The book's as beautiful as its cover – and offers up a modern take on a changing American mode – leaner, cleaner ways of presenting the body and the beautiful – with a style that's somewhere in a lineage that runs from Peter Arno up to the contemporary work of Seth. There's a good deal of wit in Fabray's images – especially in his juxtaposition of characters and class – and the book is 112 pages, softcover, in full color throughout. Book

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FrankensteinFrankenstein Vol 7 – December 1952 to November 1953 – Issues 22 to 27 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 47.99
Excellent work from the "second chapter" of Dick Briefer's classic Frankenstein comic – pulled from a time when the publication had left behind the cartoony style of Briefer's original run, and moved into much starker horror territory for the big early 50s boom in the format! The work here is much more gritty – with lead stories that are still about the main character, but which focus on some of his greater psychological complexity – mixed with supporting stories that are more in a 50s horror anthology mode – not filler, but excellent horror stories on a par with other work reprinted in these PS Artbooks series! Briefer drew the main stories – and other work is by Mort Meskin, Marvin Stein, and others. 200 pages, hardcover, and full color! Book

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FrankensteinFrankenstein Vol 8 – January 1954 to November 1954 – Issues 28 to 33 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 47.99
Excellent work from the "second chapter" of Dick Briefer's classic Frankenstein comic – pulled from a time when the publication had left behind the cartoony style of Briefer's original run, and moved into much starker horror territory for the big early 50s boom in the format! The work here is much more gritty – with lead stories that are still about the main character, but which focus on some of his greater psychological complexity – mixed with supporting stories that are more in a 50s horror anthology mode – not filler, but excellent horror stories on a par with other work reprinted in these PS Artbooks series! Briefer drew the main stories – and other work is by Mort Meskin, Marvin Stein, and others. 200 pages, hardcover, and full color! Book

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Michel Frizot & Cedric De VeigyVU – The Story Of A Magazine (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 75.00
That VU isn't the Velvet Underground – but instead the title of an amazing French magazine from the prewar years – still a landmark in graphic design, and presented here in a very large, very vivid book that offers up pages and pages from the original publication! The book begins with a bit of history, then quickly moves into reproductions of articles and full pages that ran in VU during the 30s – with an especially strong focus on its revolutionary approach to photography – which was almost the magazine's answer to the newsreel styles of the time. The images spin out on paper in ways that still are quite striking and revolutionary – some in action montages, some in collage, some juxtaposed with almost surreal effect – and the book is over 300 pages, and is the closest you'll ever come to experiencing this landmark publication! Super-heavy, hardcover, and lavish artbook style presentation. Book

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Gang Of FourSolid Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.99
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". LP, Vinyl record album

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Drew Hardin & The Editors Of Hot Rod MagazineHot Rod Magazine – All The Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Motorbooks, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
A hefty look at Hot Rod magazine – from the time the publication started in the postwar years, through its big time in the 60s, to its surprisingly durable run up to more recent years too! The book promises all the covers of all the issues through that run – and it definitely delivers that, but adds in way more than just a simple pastiche of cover art – with year-by-year details on the magazine, and a manner of presentation that makes things very lively – through other image, and a focus on some of the ultra-cool images from the classic years. 255 pages, hardcover, and heavy and glossy throughout! Book

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Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Mayer Hawthorne moves to the majors on How Do You Do – bringing that fun, neo classic bedroom soul sound he did so well on Stones Throw with him – pretty much picking up right where Strange Arrangement left off! The Mayer Hawthorne story was a strange one from the start – white producer/DJ crafting real deal moody, sultry throwback soul under a pseudonym that gets him signed to Stones Throw. The best news, really, is that he's still doing what we loved on the Stones Throw LP and singles. Skirting throwback Motown and indie soul conventions, but winking ever so slyly at them, making strings sound scratchy, warm and well-worn, subtle horns to sooth and stir, his own vocals layered for a group-like effect. Bonus points for his use of the superstar cameo – he brings Snoop Dogg in to SING, not to serve as an obligatory rhyme cameo. Well played, Mayer Hawthorne! Includes "Get To Know You", "A Long Time", "Can't Stop" with Snoop, "Finally Falling", "Hooked", "You Called Me", "No Strings", "Dreaming", "The Walk" and more. CD

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It's Psychedelic Baby!Issue 2 – 2015 ... Magazine
Guerssen (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99
If the title doesn't give it away, the contents certainly do – a heady helping of articles that definitely live up to the psychedelic promise on the cover! The magazine really digs deep – way more so than other psych publications we've seen – and the scope of material here is pretty obscure, and very well-covered – with articles on Bob Martin, Dana Westover, David Bixby, Michael Yonkers, William Nowick, Merrell Fankhauser, The Tree People, and other talents from the psychedelic underground – served up alongside a host of reviews – both of vintage psych titles and some contemporary gems too! Magazine

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