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New BirthGolden Classics ... CD
Collectables/RCA, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Nice collection put together in the 80s by this huge funk collective for RCA. Lots of great Harvey Fuqua produced tracks here, filled with funky guitar and keys. Includes "I Can Understand It", "It's Been A Long Time (full version)", "Do It Again", "Wildflower (full version)", "It's Impossible", "Until It's Time For You To Go" and "Got To Get A Knutt". CD
(Out of print.)

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Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... CD
RCA (France), 1958. Used ... $6.99
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on most of the tunes – played in a way that steps along with the keys of the piano on the leads, but slides out on its own solos as the tunes roll on. Phineas himself is still boldly in charge of the record – playing in that grandly commanding way of his from the 50s – a style that often makes equal use of space as it does his striking the keys – very poised, but also still quite soulful as well. 2 tracks are solo numbers, and titles include "What's New", "Pamela", "45 Degree Angle", "Back Home", and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Fabulous Phineas ... CD 7.99

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Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... CD
RCA (UK), 1958. Used ... $7.99
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on most of the tunes – played in a way that steps along with the keys of the piano on the leads, but slides out on its own solos as the tunes roll on. Phineas himself is still boldly in charge of the record – playing in that grandly commanding way of his from the 50s – a style that often makes equal use of space as it does his striking the keys – very poised, but also still quite soulful as well. 2 tracks are solo numbers, and titles include "What's New", "Pamela", "45 Degree Angle", "Back Home", and "I'll Remember April". CD
Also available Fabulous Phineas ... CD 6.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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OdysseyI Got The Melody ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Odyssey certainly does have the melody – and that's always been one of the factors that's made them stand out from the rest! Even though the group worked largely in a territory that had a strong dancefloor feel, they always put enough work into their vocals and overall tunes to make for work that was always a cut above. The melody reigns supreme on this set – pushing tunes with an extra level of catchiness that really helps them groove! Includes the tracks "Baby That's All I Want", "I Got The Melody", "Hold On To Love", "It Will Be Alright", "I Can't Keep Holding Back My Love", and "Roots Suite", a nice set of tracks based around Lamont Dozier's "Going Back To My Roots". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Riz OrtolaniConfessione Di Un Commissario Di Polizia Al Procuratore Della Repubblica/Nella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno ... CD
RCA, 1971. Used ... $13.99
A darkly beautiful score from Riz Ortolani – quite different than some of his better known lighter work of the 60s, and with a really moody undercurrent on most of the set! The instrumentation is nicely offbeat – fuzzy guitar turned down a few notches on the theme – strings tuned oddly on another cut (and possibly recorded backwards, too!) – and lots of eerie woodwind and keyboard passages that create a nice balance between a few sweet moments, and the overall darkness of the soundtrack. There's a lot more care and space here than we're used to hearing from Ortolani, and the soundtrack's definitely raised our opinion of his work more than a few notches. Titles include "I Travestri", "La Morte Del Commissario", "Il Ricordo Di Serena", "Visita Al Manicomio", "Colloquio Decisivo", and "Pedinamento E Agguato". Next up is Nella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno – an instrumentally complicated score – one that features heavy guitars one minute, then strings, then stark, spare instrumentation the next – including weird bass bits and electric harpsichord passages that are very nice! The style is quite unusual for the often-light Riz Ortolani – composer of some of the bigger Italian soundtrack hits of the 60s – with a sound that's quite dark and heavy, very much in the horror mode of Morricone's work of the time. Titles include "Tema D'Amore", "Ballo Al Castello", "Suspence No 5", "Nelle Tenebre", "Incubi", "Ossessione", and "Allucinazioni". CD
(Out of print.)

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Riz OrtolaniDay Of Anger (I Giorni Dell Ira)/Beyond The Law (Al Di La Della Legge) ... CD
RCA (Italy), 1967/1968. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OsmosisOsmosis ... CD
RCA/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully way-out group from the Boston scene at the end of the 60s – and one who work here with surprising leadership from legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Mariano! Charlie's on the cover, pictured with the younger dudes – and his sound is often a bit lost beneath the heavy drums and fuzzy guitar of the lineup – although other tunes really draw a lot from his sublime sounds on flute, soprano, and alto sax! These guys definitely have a vibe that's different than some of the other trippy rock acts of the time – very freewheeling and open to many influences – in ways that almost preface Mariano's later work overseas, particularly his time with the group Embryo. Vocals are by Bobby Knox, and Charlie Bechler plays some great keyboards too – and at one spot, Mariano even pulls out the nadaswaram – the Eastern reed instrument that he'd begun experimenting with a few years before. Titles include "Thoughts Often Stray", "Adrift", "Shadows", "Of Ware & Peace", "Beezebub", "Sunlight", "Scorpio Rising", "Geoffrey's Tune", and "Please Let Me Go". CD

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John PizzarelliPS Mr Cole ... CD
RCA, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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Pointer SistersHot Together ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1986. Used ... $3.99
The Pointers Sisters doing their thing with some steamy production by Richard Perry! Hot Together didn't make as big of a chart smash as the preceding few records, but in hindsight, it sounds to us like they're working as well here with the period synth heavy production as well as ever. The vocals are immaculately textured – with deep sinking hooks throughout a record that should have spawned more hits. Titles include "My Life", "Mercury Rising", "Goldmine", "All I Know Is The Way I Feel", "Say The Word", "Hot Together", "Sexual Power", "Set Me Free", "Taste", and "Eyes Don't Lie". CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have a cutout notch.)

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Bud PowellStrictly Powell ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Strictly Bud Powell, in the best sense of the word – as the album's a sharp batch of trio tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s, and a great showcase for Bud's firey talents on the piano! The rhythm combo features bold work on drums from Art Taylor, alongside the bass of George Duvivier – but Powell's definitely the leading light here, as the album features some of his tremendously deft work on the keys throughout. There's a nice tension to the material – played with a strength that matches most of Bud's other work from the time – but a bit different than some of his other recordings for Verve and Blue Note. The set features 11 tracks in all – and titles include "Time Was", "Jump City", "Elegy", "Coscrane", and "Topsy Turvy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Perez PradoHavana 3AM (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956. Used ... $19.99
A real Latin standard of the 50s – packaged with a title and a cover that perfectly evoke the lure of pre-Castro Cuba at its best – and played by Perez Prado with a style that's more open and flowing than some of his earlier singles! The album's got a really unified feel overall – still in that "ugh" groove that was Prado's trademark in the 50s, but coming across with more complicated horn parts and a number of key moments that offer sparer percussion outings in a really evocative way. There's a great "loud then soft then loud again" feel to the record that gives it tremendous dynamic range – and titles include "The Freeway Mambo", "Bacoa", "Peanut Vendor", "La Comparsa", "Granada", and "Mosaico Cubano". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Elvis PresleyBlue Christmas ... CD
RCA/Sony, 1957/1971. Used ... $3.99
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Elvis PresleyBoy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953 to 1955 Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, Early/Mid 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $36.99 39.89
A treasure trove of early Elvis recordings – a set the goes deeper into the nascent, pre-pop culture mania, and right into the heart and soul of "A Boy From Tupelo" who really had the voice and charisma of a king – mania, hype and a half century of merchandising be damned! Includes every known studio take, radio recording and live performance available from that trailblazing 3-year period – with the earliest the earliest Memphis Recording Service acetates and the Sun and RCA studio masters on Disc 1, complete Sun Studio sessions on Disc 2, and live and radio performances on Disc 3. 85 tracks on 3CDs – in a nice little box set, with a 130-page book that's worth the price alone! Tracks include "My Happiness", It Wouldn't Be the Same (Without You)", "Harbor Lights", ""That's All Right", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone", "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Baby Let's Play House", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", "Maybellene", "I Got A Woman", "Hearts Of Stone", "Mystery Train", and many, many more! CD

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Elvis PresleyElvis' Christmas Album ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back" CD

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Elvis PresleyElvis For Everyone ... CD
RCA, 1965. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print. Artwork is rippled from water damage.)

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Elvis PresleyIt's Christmas Time ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
Christmas with The King – a compilation of stone classic Christmas tunes Elvis cut from the late 50s to early 70s – holiday standards, a few of which have Elvis personal stamp very deeply – from the r&b fueled rave ups, to the more reverential and spiritual. Fantastic all the way, and the kind of stuff you can never grow tired of! Includes "Blue Christmas", "Silent Night", "White Christmas", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Mama Liked The Roses", and our personal favorite on the set, "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". 10 tracks in all. CD

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Nelson RiddleRogues – Original Soundtrack ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful lost Nelson Riddle soundtrack – scored for the "gentlemen criminal" show The Rogues, which ran briefly on NBC during the mid 60s – starring Charles Boyer, Gig Young, and David Niven! The work is some of our favorite by Riddle during the period – lightly dreamy with strings one minute, and upbeat and jazzy the next – a full summation of the genius he'd developed during his years at Capitol, and made even better by some really swinging tunes! There's almost a Henry Mancini vibe to the whole thing, but the music also shows some of Riddle's more complex approaches to scoring – and the group features performances by west coast jazz musicians who include Plas Johnson and Harry Klee on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, and Dick Nash on trombone. Titles include "A Rogue In Rio", "From Rogues To Riches", "Gig", "Marcel", "Ilsa", "Latin Lady", and "One For The Rogue". CD
Also available Rogues – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99

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Shorty RogersAfro-Cuban Influence ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful album of Latin grooves from Shorty! The record is one of his best, and features a whopping array of percussionists – including Carlos Vidal, Modesto Duran, and Mike Pacheco all coming into play with Shorty's west coast style of arrangements, tweaked greatly here to pick up an Afro Cuban sound. Players include Bud Shank, Bill Holman, Frank Rosolino, Herb Geller, and Bob Cooper – and the album is very similar to Perez Prado's Voodoo Suite album, which was also recorded for RCA around the same time. Includes the cuts "Un Poco Loco", "Manteca", "Viva Puente", and the extended suite "Wuayacanjanga". CD
(Out of print.)

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Shorty RogersInvisible Orchard ... CD
RCA/BMG (Spain), 1961. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)
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Arcane DeviceEngines Of Myth ... CD
ReR (UK), 1988. Used ... $3.99
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Renato BarushiRenato E O Mercado ... CD
Ultra Disc (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $0.99
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Beijo AA ForcaSem Suingue ... CD
1995. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BirtwistleSecret Theatre/Silbury Air/Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum – Elgar Howarth/Wondon Sinfonietty ... CD
Etcetera (Netherlands), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gyorgi LigetiLigeti Project V – Balada Si Joc/Cello Sonata/Artikulation/Aventures/Nouvelles Aventures/Musica Ricercata – Asko Ensemble/Shoenberg Ensemb ... CD
Teldec (Germany), 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Neville MarcanoGrowling Tiger Of Calypso ... CD
Rounder, 1962/1966. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Milano/Aquila/Borrono/Cara/Arcadelt/Tromboncino/etMusic Of The Italian Renaissance – Shirley Rumsey ... CD
Naxos, 1993. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ VariousRockin The Groove – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive amount of great groovers from the Groove Records subsidiary of RCA in the 50s – home to a hotbed of R&B, early soul, and other killer cuts from the postwar underground of the 45 rpm single! Nobody's ever dug so deeply into the Groove catalog before – and Bear Family have done a wonderful job of unearthing rare nuggets we've never heard before, and mixing them with other Groove gems that are still mostly on the obscure side of the 50s R&B spectrum – all to make a killer assortment that has plenty of greatness to offer, even if you've already got lots of jump blues and R&B in your collection! The music is as lively as the look of the package – and the booklet features over 60 pages of track by track notes on the selections – 35 titles that include "Charmaine" by Frank Brunson, "Big Foot Mammy" by Paul Williams, "Where Is Joe" by Emmett Hobson, "Doo Ba Dee" by Maymie Watts, "Shake Till I'm Shook" by Beverly Wright, "Love Ya Like Crazy" by Chris Powell & The Blue Flames, "A Little Boy's Dream" by George Benson, "Bye By Baby" by Clayton Love, "Hoodoo" by Roy Gaines, "Right Now" by Zilla Mays, and "My Head Goes Round" by Oscar Black. CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG/Sony (UK), 1989. Used ... $6.99
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS, perfectly raw beats and overall peak end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, concise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, toughest, street conscious hip hop to come. It's a unique snapshot of the time, too, coming at the crossroads of hip hop's rise from the 80s streets to the mainstream, with KRS One standing for realness right there at the brink. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". 4 bonus tracks on this CD version: "Jack Of Spades (Extended Remix)", "You Must Learn (Live From Caucus Mountain Remix)", "Jack Of Spades (Instrumental)" and "Jack Of Spades (BDP Movie Mix)". CD
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP 19.99

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Joao BoscoMinha Historia ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
A nice little collection of classic work by Bosco – issued by Philips, but apparently including tracks from his classic years at RCA. The set features 14 tracks in all, and titles include "Linha De Passe", "A nivel De", "Papel marche", "Preta Porter De Tafeta", "Kid Cavaquinho", and "Coisa Feita". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joanna BroukHearing Music ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 17.98
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and Robert Ashley, and drank deep of the new compositional spirit of the time – especially in the work of Riley, which is often reflected here, but in a more contemplative way than his own recordings. Music sometimes features a core line on flute, opening up and unfolding slowly – and there's also some nice piano, and even a bit of conch shell and Orca sounds too. Double-length set features the usual strong Numero Group level of notes and history – and contains 22 tracks in all, some of which were only ever issued on cassette! CD
Also available Hearing Music ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTwo Generations Of Brubeck – Live At The Apollo Theater 1973 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live recording of the Two Generations Of Brubeck group that also issued a few albums for Atlantic Records in the early 70s – and a set that's maybe even more dynamic than those better-known albums! The group here features father Dave Brubeck on piano – working alongside Darius Brubeck on keyboards, Chris Brubeck on trombone, and Dan Brubeck on drums – a combo that come on with a nice degree of force here in a live performance from the Apollo Theater – especially Darius, whose use of keyboards (Rhodes?) really packs a punch! The group also features excellent work from a young Jerry Bergonzi on alto and tenor, and the great Perry Robinson on clarinet – and things even get a bit funky at times too. The elder Dave is sometimes a bit lost in the proceedings, but that also makes the whole thing a nice change from usual. Titles include "Don Juan", "Earth Rise", "Blues For Newport", "Jet Set/Circadian Dysrhythmia", "Unsquare Dance", and "Three To Get Ready". CD

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Chico BuarqueDuetos ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1980s/1990s. Used ... $11.99
A collection of duets recorded by Chico Buarque during the 80s and 90s – warm extensions of musical friendship by one of Brazil's greatest singers of the past 40 years. Chico's always been supportive of singers in many generations – from the older artists who inspired him in the 60s, to younger talents he's encountered as his career has progressed. The set's a good overview of that support – and features a total of 14 tracks in all, including "Facamos" with Elza Soares, "Desalento" with Mestre Marcal, "Sem Voce" with Tom Jobim, "Dueto" with Nara Leao, "Ate Pensei" with Nana Caymmi, "Seu Chopin, Descumpe" with Johnny Alf, "Carcara" with Joao Do Vale, "Dinheiro Em Penca" with Miucha, "Nao Sonho Mais" with Elba Ramalho, and "Yolanda" with Pablo Milanes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Burnier & CartierBurnier & Cartier (1974) ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... About December 1, 2017
One of the few albums ever cut by the team of Octavio Burnier and Claudio Cartier – a mid 70s Brazilian duo with a sweet and soulful finish! Both Burnier and Cartier play guitar – but not in a spare, Baden Powell-like way. Instead, they've got a sound that's very full – touched with much of the Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s, and given a smooth electric finish that makes for some very nice grooves. The guitar work is excellent – jamming away on tracks that also sport keyboards, electric bass, and vocals by a variety of singers – including Roberto Quartin, Alberto Arantes, Sonia Burnier, and Jaime Luiz. Titles include "Marcante", "Europanema", "Lembrando Ed Kleiger", "Lejos De Mi", "Aldeia Global",a nd "So Tem Lugar Pra Voce". CD

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Gary BurtonThrob ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
A very groovy record from vibes legend Gary Burton – a set that was done for Atlantic Records right after Gary's big rise to genius on RCA – but with a feel that's even wilder than those wonderful records! There's a bit of the Vortex Records approach going on here – some slight psychedelic elements that come not just from Gary's vibes, but from the excellent guitar work from Jerry Hahn – who can play jazz, but with some of the trippiness of a rock musician – yet in a way that's still very laidback, and pre-fusion overall. The group also features Steve Swallow on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, and a bit of violin from Richard Greene – and the blend of electric and acoustic strings with the vibes is mighty nice – with a sound that's sharper and more pointed than Burton's ECM music to come. Titles include "Turn Of The Century", "Chickens", "Some Echoes", "Throb", "Doin the Pig", and "Henniger Flats". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Arthur CrudupArthur Crudup – Rock ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
One of the founding fathers of rock and roll – presented here on a set that brings together all of his best upbeat numbers from the postwar years! Arthur Crudup is definitely a blues singer at heart – but thanks to his original recording of "That's All Right", which was a huge influence on Elvis, he's forever earned himself a place in the pantheon of rock and roll – as you'll hear on this incredible collection of rare singles! Much of the work is from Crudup's years on RCA's Groove imprint, but there's work for other labels too – and although the style is maybe more country blues at the core, the rhythms and inflections really set the stage for generations to come – as does the man's hard-edged approach to guitar. Titles include "I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole", "Train Fare Blues", "That's All Right", "Star Bootlegger", "Open Your Book", "Shout Sister Shout", "Come Back Baby", "Goin Back To Georgia", "Gonna Be Some Changes Made", "Tired Of Worry", and "So Glad You're Mine". 28 tracks in all – and a big booklet of notes! CD

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Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are unimpeachable leftfield classics – but the whole record's great! Other titles include "What Is A Booty", "The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit", "P*ssin On Your Steps", "Money For Sex", "Dr. Bombay", "Sunny Meadowz", "Sleepin On My Couch", "Hoodz Come In Dozens", "Same Ol Thing", "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers", and more.. 2012 edition features extended packaging and foldout poster of the original cover art. CD

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. Used ... $6.99
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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Dave Douglas & The WesterliesLittle Giant Still Life ... CD
Greenleaf, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Bold work from one of the most restlessly creative talents in jazz – trumpeter Dave Douglas, who always seems to surprise us with the setting of each new record! This set has Dave blowing with his Westerlies group – a sextet with two trumpets, two trombones, and a drummer – which makes for a brass-strong sound, but expressed in a small combo mode – rhythmic elements from the drums and other horns, supporting one soloist in the lead – on tunes that are all originals by Douglas, and have a mighty tight punch! There's no other instrumentation in the group at all – which means that the trombones handle a bit of bass, and all horns might fit in where a piano would normally rest – all of which makes for a very unique sound throughout. Titles include "Champion", "Arcade", "Men & Machine", "Bunting", "Swing Landscape", "The Front Page", "Colonial Cubism", and "Your Special Day". CD

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DynamicsLights Out ... CD
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Too Proud To Change", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Love", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", "I Need Your Love", "The Girl's Got Soul", "Love Sick", and "Dum De Dum". CD

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