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Gil EvansLive At The Public Theater (New York 1980) Vol II ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Gil Evans plays an electric grand piano and is joined by a rather large set of musicians who include Masabumi Kikuchi on a variety of synthesizers, Billy Cobham on drums, Lou Soloff on trumpet, George Lewis on trombone and many others. Tracks include two Evans originals – "Copenhagen Sight" and "Zee Zee" plus others like "Sirhan's Blues", a Jimi Hendrix song "Stone Free", and Mingus' "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Kelis featuring NasIn Public (clean, dirty) ... 12-inch
White Label, 2005. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Larry MillettMurder Has A Public Face – Crime & Punishment In The Speed Graphic Era (hardcover) ... Book
Borealis, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
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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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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✨✧ Greg OsbyPublic ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. Very Good+ ... $43.99
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck's rhymes, and the densest, most dizzying Bomb Squad production ever laid down. Amazing! Decades later, it's as exciting as ever. Includes classics like "Fight The Power", Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" "Revolutionary Generation", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Reggie Jax", "War At 33 1/3" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
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Fear Of A Black Planet (3D lenticular cover) ... LP 27.99
Fear Of A Black Planet (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck's rhymes, and the densest, most dizzying Bomb Squad production ever laid down. Amazing! Decades later, it's as exciting as ever. Includes classics like "Fight The Power", Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" "Revolutionary Generation", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Reggie Jax", "War At 33 1/3" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Def Jam 30th anniversary pressin – with a 3D lenticular cover!)
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Fear Of A Black Planet ... LP 43.99
Fear Of A Black Planet (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $19.99 29.98
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck's rhymes, and the densest, most dizzying Bomb Squad production ever laid down. Amazing! Decades later, it's as exciting as ever. Includes classics like "Fight The Power", Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" "Revolutionary Generation", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Reggie Jax", "War At 33 1/3" and more. 2014 deluxe edition includes a bonus CD of remixes, B-sides, instrumentals and alternate version from the rare 12"s and more – plus new liner notes. CD
Also available
Fear Of A Black Planet ... LP 43.99
Fear Of A Black Planet (3D lenticular cover) ... LP 27.99

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Public Enemy, EU & OthersDo The Right Thing – Soundtrack ... LP
Motown, 1989. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The classic soundtrack to Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing – lead, of course, by Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" – and beyond that is a pretty wonderful, and not always as intense cross-section of some of the finer urban soul and New Jack Swing, circa '89, breezy vocal-centric R&B, a touch of Latin and Afro-Carribbean pop. The Bed-Stuy melting pot bubbles over to tragic consequences in the film, but the diverse soundtrack is plenty harmonious, and sounds fresh to this day. Includes "My Fantasy" by Teddy Riley featuring Guy, "Never Explain Love" by Al Jarreau, "Party Hearty" by EU, "Tu Y Yo" by Ruben Blades, "Can't Stand It" by Steel Pulse and "Don't Shoot Me" by Take 6. LP, Vinyl record album

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Public NuisanceGotta Survive ... CD
Frantic, Mid/Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Saheb Sarbib & His Multinational Big BandLive At The Public Theater ... LP
Cadence, 1981. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Includes the extended "Concerto For Rahsaan" – and features solos from Jemeel Moondoc and Mark Whitecage on alto, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Pete Chavez on tenor, and Steve Groves on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derek BaileyDomestic & Public Pieces 1975-1976 ... LP
Quark, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo guitar recorded live at the ICA, and at Derek's home in Islington. The "domestic" tracks are full recordings, and the live ones feature small extracts from extended performances. Titles include "Second", "Roots", "Cue", "Kew", and "Queue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public Image Ltd.Public Image – First Issue ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The bracing debut of Public Image Itd! First Issue is seriously one of the most stunning post punk albums of its time – and we think it's light years ahead of the Sex Pistols in terms of boundless creativity and originality. Given that the Pistols disintegrated mere months before First Issue was issued, this album is all the more amazing for how hugely different Public Image is – different from Lydon's own earlier revolutionary punk act and different from absolutely everything else on the late 70s landscape. The dissonant, driving post punk guitars and sneering vocals are recognizable, sure, but the dubby textures and more angular touches are so far outside the box and so hugely influential that it's hard to fathom myriad underground rock acts existing without it. Vital! Titles include "Theme", "Religion", "Religion II", "Annalisa", "Public Image", "Low Life", "Attack" and "Fodderstompf". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Clarinet SummitClarinet Summit Vol 2 – In Concert At The Public Theater ... LP
India Navigation, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
A genius idea – almost like the World Sax Quartet, but even more groundbreaking, in that the group unites 2 older players (Alvin Batiste and Jimmy Hamilton) with 2 younger players from the forefront of modern jazz (John Carter and David Murray). The result is wonderful – a record that will forever change your expectations of the sound of the clarinet in jazz, and which shows that reed work from a variety of generations can be equally influential across a variety of scenes. 7 numbers in all, including "Clariflavors", "Mood Indigo", "Night Mist Blue", "Creole Love Call", "Waltz A Minute", "Solo & Ballad For Four Clarinets", and "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DMM sticker.)

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✨✧ Public AnnouncementBody Bumpin' (Yippie-Yi-Yo) (lp, inst, radio, acapella) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Public Image Ltd.Flowers Of Romance (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A bold move forward for Public Image Ltd – a set recorded after bassist Jah Wobble left the group – and John Lydon and company made an abrupt shift from bass-heavy dub to a highly percussive mode! With Wobble gone, Keith Levene is even more of a presence here – bringing some amazing drums into play, as well as some very dark guitar – at moments when additional drums were provided by Martin Adkins. The trio lineup is amazing – very raw, earthy, and stripped-down – and the bass is hardly missed with the album's very strong use of drums. Titles include "Four Enclosed Walls", "Track 8", "Flowers Of Romance", "Under The House", "Hymie's Him", "Banging The Door", "Go Back" and "Francis Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250!)

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✨✧ Public Image Ltd.Second Edition (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... 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 worth the price of the record alone – and other tiles include "Swan Lake", "No Birds", "Chant", "No Radio", "Albatross", "Careering", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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DJ NehpetsGhetto Revenge EP ... 12-inch
Public Housing, 2002. Very Good ... $11.99
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VariousJapan Bashing Volume 1 ... 7-inch
Public Bath, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
Includes songs by The Boredoms, UFO Or Die, Omoide-Hatoba, and Hanadensha. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes the insert.)
 
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Bar-KaysSang & Dance/Son Of Shaft ... 7-inch
Volt, 1971. Very Good- ... $5.99
Original single of the funk track "Sang and Dance", backed by one of the Bar-Kays greatest tracks – the totally funky "Son of Shaft"! The cut's a great one, with wild funky wah wah guitar that's been sampled by everyone from Public Enemy to Bomb The Bass! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange label pressing. Labels are stained and flaky.)

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William S BurroughsCall Me Burroughs ... LP
ESP/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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John CorbettSun Ra & Aye Aton – Space, Interiors, & Exteriors 1972 ... Book
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
Amazing images from the universe of Sun Ra – a mixture of rare photographs and mural images painted by Aye Aton – sometime percussionist with the Arkestra, and a heck of a great painter too! The book begins with these stunning full color photographs of Ra on the set of Space Is The Place – images from 1972 that echo the cover of the album of the same name, but which feature a costumed Ra in a number of different settings – including a few parking lot shots that make him look like a true visitor from the cosmos, briefly walking on our planet! The bigger second half of the book features photographs of murals painted by Aton (who's also known as Robert Underwood) – all of them spacey and trippy, and in a similar spirit to the Saturn Records album covers – except these were all painted on walls and ceilings, in very vivid colors. Aye painted many images in the Arkestra commune in Philly – and other paintings appear to be from the south side of Chicago – and all work here is seen by the wider public for the first time ever. Archivist John Corbett provides an essay with the book to situate the work – and the whole thing's a vivid visual treat for any fan of Sun Ra! Book

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Andre CymoneAC (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.98
The best of a handful of albums that the one-time Prince bassist put out in the early 80s – a record that made a splash via the great Prince-penned "The Dance Electric" – possibly a blessing and a curse for AC, as Prince was so huge at the time that the record going public was too quick to dismiss him as a clone! But don't let that stop you – as Cymone's got a groove that's all his own – and an 80s soul star definitely worth rediscovering. The percussive vibe is similar to Prince, but Andre's got a leaner, funkier style overall – virtually working as a one man band here, and handling most instrumentation himself – which brings a compact feel to the record that really comes through in the tightness of the grooves. Titles include "The Dance Electric", "Lipstick Lover", "Pretty Wild Lover", "Book Of Love", "Vacation", "Satisfaction", and "Neon Pussycat". Massive 2CD version features loads of bonus tracks – 20 more numbers that include lots of mixes of "The Dance Electric", "Satisfaction", and "Lipstick Lover" – plus "Vacation (Andre Cymone mix)", "Let Me Kiss The Bride (inst)", and "Anything (inst)". CD

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Dusty Groove Apron!Dusty Groove Apron! (denim) ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Item ... $18.99
Whether you're a pitmaster or a sous chef, you always need a little coverage in the kitchen – and if you're like us, you're most likely spinning a bit of music while you cook – so why not combine the two, and host your folks with a Dusty Groove Apron? We actually created these for our used record department – so that they could spend a day digging through vinyl, and not get completely covered in dust. But due to customer requests, we're also offering them to the public – perfect for everyday use in the kitchen, hosting a BBQ in warm weather, or even working around the woodshop in your basement! Heavy cotton denim, with the Dusty Groove logo at the top, two pockets below, a pen pocket, and an adjustable neck strap – so that we can confidently say that one size fits all. Misc

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Gil EvansOut Of The Cool/Into The Hot ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $11.99
Two formative albums from Gil Evans – back to back on a single CD! Out Of The Cool is 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". Into The Hot is the harder of the two Gil Evans albums on Impulse to find, and the best – really far-reaching material that has Evans coming into contact with some of the hippest jazz players of his generation! The record's got three incredible tracks written by Cecil Taylor – a very bold move for Evans, given Taylor's strongly out reputation even at this point in his career – and possibly even more bold, given that Taylor's on the tracks playing piano, alongside players who include Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Sonny Murray, and Henry Grimes. The material's fantastic, and is a key part of Taylor's work at the time, and shows a very different setting for his piano – a bit of tension with the larger Evans group, in a way that's almost more compelling than his own early dates as a leader! Taylor titles include "Pots", "Bulbs", and "Mixed". The other tracks on the album were written by John Carisi, who wrote the classic "Israel" for Miles Davis' nine piece group in the late 40s – but who here contributes "Moon Taj", "Angkor Wat", and "Barry's Tune". Carisi's tracks are a bit more subdued, but no less wonderful – and arrangements are by Taylor and Carisi, of their own music, presented with the Evans modern touch. If you ever needed a record to convince you that Gil Evans was a genius, this is it! CD

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Gregory IsaacsSlum In Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds/Secret (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
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/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
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
(Great pressing – with heavy tip-on cover!)
Also available Food For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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JBsFood For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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
Also available Food For Thought ... LP 21.99

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Jun KamachiWestern Name Board Of Advertising Design 1958 to 1988 ... Book
Graphics (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $24.99
A great little book that shows a whole new side of 60s and 70s records for collectors to love – the original press ads and posters that were used to promote the music at the time! The book is Japanese, but it's filled with vintage images from the US as well – gorgeous ads from music publications, as well as publicity flyers too – all which offer up some unusual takes on the artists and records, and show some of the very cool styles that were used to break their music to the public. There's also often an image of a Japanese record on the page – most likely the original overseas release, next to the way the record was promoted in the US and UK – and the book is laid out chronologically, mostly with material from the 60s and 70s, but with a few bits from the 80s too. In full color, slightly oversize, and filled with beautiful images! Book

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Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during the same time. The band are as tight as they ever were – and they're rolling like a non-stop locomotive with a horn-heavy groove on classics like "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", while also showing hints of their strong mellow future on the cut "Wild & Peaceful". The album also includes the massive two part jammer "Funky Stuff" and "More Funky Stuff", plus "This Is You, This Is Me" and "Life Is What You Make It". CD

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Halan LeveyModart No 2 – Highbrow Lowbrow No Brow (hardcover) ... Book
Modart Ltd (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
Street art, public installation, creative photography, and more – all pulled from the pages of Modart magazine, and served up here in a heavy volume that offers up an artbook version of the regular publication! The well-done package features works by artists who include Morkcy Troubles, Roa & Pipo, Abner Preis, Boris Hoppek, Logan Hicks, William Head, Alex Diamond, Mark Jenkins, Will Barras, Nomad, Remi Gaillard, Zoe Strauss, and others – images that are pretty darn striking throughout, and presented in lavish, glossy, full color renditions – in a book that's over 250 pages, and hardcover. Book

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NWAEfil4zaggin (limited 3-D lenticular cover) ... LP
Ruthless, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A stone classic from the west coast scene – and a record that just seems to get better and better over the years! What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a producer. The wall of sound here is massive – and dare we say it, almost up to par with the Bomb Squad's work with Public Enemy and the expatriate Ice Cube at the time. Plus, with the passing of the years, we can now find a lot more darkly humorous moments in all of the ultra-violent, damn near Clockwork Orange level mischief. Titles include "Real Niggaz Don't Die", "Niggaz 4 Life", "Appetite For Destruction", "Findum, F*ckum, & Flee", and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a 3D lenticular sleeve.)

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Charlie ParkerBird At St Nicks (America) ... LP
America (France), 1950. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real focus on Bird in the way the microphone was set up – so although you hear the rest of the band comping in the background, the album almost works like a session of solo sax work by Parker – as his alto is right out front in the mix, playing with a faltering style at times – but in a way that only seems to deepen our vision of his genius. Players include Red Rodney on trumpet and Al Haig on piano – and titles include "Ornithology", "Star Eyes", "Visa", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dolly PartonCoat Of Many Colors ... CD
Legacy, 1971. Used ... $6.99
For the last 25 years or so, the larger-than-life public persona – and of course the shiny, shiny outfits – have all but blinded younger folks to the depth of Dolly's amazing talents, which were so fully realized on 1971's Coat Of Many Colors. In the late 60s the Dolly-penned "In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)" appeared as possibly the best song on Merle Haggard's Mama Tried LP, and it's a good indication of what you'll find here. Sweet-souled, eternally memorable songs that probably proved for the first time just how strong of a singular talent Dolly was (it signals the end of the Porter Wagoner duet partner era), and the beginning of those few magical years in the 70s when Dolly was more recognized as a ground-breaking artist than as a one woman media empire. A damn near perfect record. Includes "Coat Of Many Colors", "Traveling Man", "My Blue Tears", "If I Lose My Mind", "The Mystery Of The Mystery", "She Never Met A Man (She Didn't Like)", "Early Morning Breeze", "The Way I See You", "Here I Am", and "A Better Place To Live". CD
(Out of print.)

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Galen SmithNew York D!ck – Lewd Drawings & Obnoxious Comments On New York City Advertising Posters (hardcover) ... Book
Mark Batty, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Pornographic graffiti is nothing new – archeologists have even found it in the ruins of Rome – but in contemporary New York, where billboards and posters lurk at every turn in the subway, the practice has been elevated to an art form – as you'll see by the images in this book! The title's pretty apt – as most of the images here feature a certain member of the male anatomy, scribbled alongside or on top of a more serious image – usually in some public advertisement, which is then completely dismantled by the addition of the organ! Some images feature text instead of image – and taken together, the book almost offers a portrait of rebellion amidst the commercial landscape – bursts of comedic energy that topple the towers of Madison Avenue with just a few quick scribbles of a pen! Book is hardcover, full color throughout, and also offers up images of the larger poster from which the image is taken. Book

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Lonnie Smith/John AbercrombieAfro Blue ... CD
Music Masters, 1993. Used ... $15.99
That's Dr Lonnie Smith, to you – grooving greatly here on one of those sweet mid 90s sessions that really returned his organ talents to the jazz-buying public! The group on the date is co-led with guitarist John Abercrombie – a player whose work has graced soul jazz sets over the years, but who's also best known for the airier tones of his ECM recordings – tones that sometimes surface here, but which are then quickly turned into the more focused sounds needed to match Smith's clean lines on the Hammond! There's no bassist at all on the date – Lonnie handles most of that with the organ – drums are by Marvin Smitty Smith. Titles include "Impressions", "Greensleeves", "Afro Blue", and "Bessie's Blues" – all tributes to Coltrane, natch! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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TS MonkHouse Of Music ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Livin' the "Bon Bon Vie", with this classic uptempo groover from T.S. Monk! You'd hardly guess that this guy was Thelonious Monk's son – but who cares about his roots when the album grooves so hard? This Monk plays drums, not piano, but the best tracks on the record have a tight keyboard funky soul sound that's virtually a blueprint for 80s groove – lots of jazzy elements that warm things up nicely, and a catchy rhythmic pulse that never quits! The standout cut is the classic "Bon Bon Vie", a dancefloor groover that will never die, and a huge sample for Public Enemy – but the album also includes many other great cuts, like "House Of Music", "Hot Night In The City", and "Last Of The Wicked Romancers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available House Of Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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TS MonkHouse Of Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Livin' the "Bon Bon Vie", with this classic uptempo groover from T.S. Monk! You'd hardly guess that this guy was Thelonious Monk's son – but who cares about his roots when the album grooves so hard? This Monk plays drums, not piano, but the best tracks on the record have a tight keyboard funky soul sound that's virtually a blueprint for 80s groove – lots of jazzy elements that warm things up nicely, and a catchy rhythmic pulse that never quits! The standout cut is the classic "Bon Bon Vie", a dancefloor groover that will never die, and a huge sample for Public Enemy – but the album also includes many other great cuts, like "House Of Music", "Hot Night In The City", and "Last Of The Wicked Romancers". This edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Bon Bon Vie (Paul Simpson's Best Looking Sound Edit)" and "Candidate For Love (John Morales 2009 Reconstruction)". CD
Also available House Of Music ... LP 5.99

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M Zalla (Piero Umiliani)Mondo Inquieto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundworkshop/Black Sweat (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani harnesses both sides of his famous talents here – electronics and strings – both combined here in a very experimental way, in keeping with some of the more offbeat albums that came from his Sound Workshop in the 70s! Some tracks almost have a film score vibe – but with a darker sound than most of Piero's more public presentations – much moodier, and with atonal elements that seem to push even farther to the dark corners than Morricone. A few other moments are lighter, and maybe more electric – the best of which create a spare groove with the keyboards or early rhythm tracks – prefiguring John Carpenter by a few years! Titles include "Strategia", "Recessione", "Mondo Inquieto", "Emarginati", "Crisi", "Popoli Inquieti", "Sanzione", and "Sotto Il Tallone". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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AliasCivil Defense (debt, danny, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Persona, 1984. Very Good+ ... $129.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Republic Disco sleeve, with an index label. Labels have a "Just Published" stamp.)

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All Star ComicsArchives Volume 0 (hardcover) ... Book
DC Comics, 2006. New Copy ... $13.99 39.99
The birth of a legend – the first two issues of All Star Comics, the important Golden Age publication that soon gave birth to the Justice Society Of America! These first two issues feature individual stories from later JSA members The Spectre, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, Hourman, and Sandman – plus a few other features – written by Gardner Fox, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, and other early comic scribes – with art by Bernard Baily, EE Hibbard, Chad Grothkopf, Sheldon Moldoff, and Martin Nodell. The stories are nicely stark, and surprisingly edgey – and the early Sandman and Spectre stories are especially great! 142 pages, hardcover, and in full color. Book

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ALOFollow The Yarn (10 inch EP) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Republic, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of studio tracks from the Tangle of Time album sessions and plus live track from TOT tour. LP, Vinyl record album

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Matt BakerCanteen Kate (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 28.99
Rare work from the great Matt Baker – a cartoonist best known for his sexy superhero Phantom Lady in the 40s, and for a number of other "good girl" features during the golden age of comics! Canteen Kate comes from a few years later – all these strips ran in the first few years of the fifties – and features a lovely lass in short pants, as the only female on a Marine base – with the kind of antics you might expect! Kate's a bit less exposed than some of Baker's earlier heroines, but more than makes up for the lack of skin with a great sense of humor – wit that wasn't present in some of Matt's earlier work, and which really makes these stories come together. The whole thing's a bit like a 50s version of Milt Caniff's Male Call, in comic book form. Stories appeared in the St John publications Fightin Marines and Canteen Kate – and the book is 160 pages, full color, and hardcover. Book

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BartokString Quartets Nos 5 & 6 – Talich Quartet ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Chelsea Louise BerlinRave Art – Flyers Invitations & Members Cards From The Birth Of Acid House Culbs & Raves (hardcover) ... Book
Carlton (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
Remember the years before the internet and social media – when people had to communicate special news using real world, physical means? Notes passed in class, posters on walls, and gig flyers were all a hell of a lot more important then than they are now – and that whole means of communication took on an even more important role during the late 80s/early 90s years of rave culture! This beautiful book takes us back to the secret networks that drove the scene back in those days – when gigs were mostly illegal, and only publicized through handbills and flyers, circulated only by hand, but bringing in crowds by the thousands. The book presents vintage rave invites and club cards from the glory days of the London scene – all in vivid color, which really brings out the great graphics used to promote the events. Book is almost 200 pages, hardcover. 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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Bing CrosbyGoing Hollywood Vol 4 – 1944 to 1949 ... CD
Jasmine (Czech Republic), Mid 40s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop)/Unnecessary Begging ... CD
Universal/MCA, 1976/1977. Used ... $7.99
2 stunners – back to back on one CD! "JJD (Johnny Just Drop)" is a great live track recorded in 1977 at Fela's own Kalakuta Republic – and it's a great number that begins casually, with Fela talking a bit, introducing the conga player, before the band goes wild on the cut, an extended groover in triple-time that's also an attack on the way that Africans abroad can lose a sense of their own cultural value. Unnecessary Begging may not be the most famous of Fela albums, but it's got some great bits! The track "Unnecessary Begging" takes up all of side one of the original LP, and it begins with this amazingly spooky sax solo that starts out spare, then snakes through the building rhythm lines laid down by Tony Allen. "No Burudei" is took up side two, and it's a pumped-up groover with fast guitar and bass, rolling along in a classic Africa 70 groove, while the rest of the band slowly joins into the fray! CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 3 – Issues 12 to 18 – December 1952 to June 1953 – Issues 12-18 (slip-cased hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1953. New Copy ... $11.99 69.99
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure that packs a hell of a lot into an eight to ten page story – and the art is wonderful – that vivid, striking style you'd only find in the best of the early 50s horror comics. The printing style here is great, too – heavy pages, lush color, and a mode that's far better to read than any yellowing old comics – and a fair bit less expensive too! This volume features seven full issues, almost 300 pages in length, complete with all the original ads too – and artwork by the likes of King Ward, Charles Quinlan, John Blummer, Sam Cooper, Harry Lazarus, and others. Book
(Limited edition – hardcover book in slipcase!)

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Gang Of FourSolid Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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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Juan Luis Guerra Y 4:40Mudanza Y Acarreo ... LP
Karen (Dominican Republic), 1985. Very Good ... $6.99
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GZA/GeniusBeneath The Surface ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Incredible solo GZA effort – and the killer follow up to Liquid Swords! Beneath The Surface really does bubble underneath the surface, legacy-wise (for no earlyish Wu-Tang completists, anyway) – simply because Liquid Swords broke so much ground and casts such a long shadow. Not being Liquid Swords is no flaw, friends – this is another masterpiece and an essential late 90s hip hop classic! Includes "Hip Hop Fury", "Breaker, Breaker", "Mic Trippin", "Publicity", "Feel Like An Enemy", "Victim", "Crash Your Crew" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby HackettAt The Jazz Band Ball – 1938 to 1940 ... CD
Jasmine (Czech Republic), Late 30s. Used ... $7.99
CD

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HamaTorodi ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
Very cool keyboard work from this keyboardist from the Republic Of Niger – all work composed and created on a Yamaha PSR 64, but done with a style that really links back to older West African traditions too! The music is hardly the cold keyboards you might expect from the instrument – and instead layers these long-spiraling lines over rhythms in a way that's extremely hypnotic, and equally warm – almost taking us back to some of the cross-cultural experiments Brian Eno was doing with African musicians at the end of the 70s! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Tagout", "Torodi", "Atarghine", and "Khoumeissa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 with screenprinted covers.)

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KicksIssue 7 ... Magazine
Kicks, 1992. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunningly deep issue of Kicks magazine – the important precursor to Norton Records, and still one of the most thorough, well-written rock publications we can think of! This 7th issue features a huge article on garage legends The Trashmen – plus other underground rock legends Ron Haydock, Rudy Grayzell, Esquerita, Andy Starr, The Rock-A-Teens, and Iguanas – plus looks at Las Vegas Rock & Roll, and Mexican garage bands! Text is incredibly deep – and very playfully written, at a level that illuminates these musicians as much as later Norton reissues would do – and the issue is a whopping 100 pages, but reads like a full book. Magazine

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James King & The CinemaSound OrchestraMusic Of Republic – The Early Years – 1937 to 1941 ... CD
Cinedisc, 1992. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucero1372 Overton Park ... LP
Universal Republic, 2009. Near Mint- ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Itaru MitaAmbient Definitive 1958 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $31.99
A very cool book – and way different than you might expect from the title – as the discography doesn't only focus on contemporary ambient albums, but instead traces a history of moody sounds from the late 50s onwards! The publication is one of the most interesting Japanese discographies we've seen so far – filled with an evolving conception of ambient sounds, through jazz, acid folk, kraut rock, electronic music, and a host of other styles that predate Brian Eno's 70s experiments in ambient – and all the many Eno-inspired projects to follow! As with most Japanese discographies, the book has images of record covers, with dates, labels, and artists in English – plus a small review in Japanese – and even if you can't understand that last bit, you can still understand plenty from the way the book breaks down the music into various years and styles. 270 pages, full color, with lots of images! Book
 
 
 



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