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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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OsmosisOsmosis ... CD
RCA/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... $2.99
Features Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals – with Ray Kennedy on piano and Martin Pizzarelli on bass – plus guest tenor on two tracks by Harry Allen! CD

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Perez PradoVoodoo Suite/Exotic Suite ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1954/1962. Used ... $8.99
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Elvis PresleyAmazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances ... CD
RCA, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 PresleyCountry ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
20 country-tinged tunes by Elvis – most from the early 70s! CD

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Elvis PresleyElvis – Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (legacy edition) ... CD
RCA, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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Elvis PresleyElvis 56 ... CD
RCA, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Seminal work from this pivotal year in the King's career – titles from his first recordings for RCA, including a few alternate tracks – 22 titles in all! CD

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Elvis PresleyElvis 75 ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
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Elvis PresleyElvis 75 – Good Rockin' Tonight (4CD boxset) ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 4 CDs ... $29.99
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Elvis PresleyElvis Country ... CD
RCA, 1971. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "The Fool", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Snowbird", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Faded Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Elvis Country (Legacy 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 9.99

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Elvis PresleyElvis Country (Legacy 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Titles include "The Fool", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Snowbird", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Faded Love". CD
Also available Elvis Country ... CD 7.99

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Elvis PresleyElvis For Everyone ... CD
RCA, 1965. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. Artwork is rippled from water damage.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis Live ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
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Elvis PresleyElvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1974. Used ... $5.99
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Elvis PresleyElvis Uncovered ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
Elvis takes on songs originally made famous by other singers! CD
(Out of print.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis Uncovered Vol 2 ... CD
RCA, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Elvis takes on songs originally made famous by other singers! CD

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Elvis PresleyEssential Elvis Presley ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
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Elvis PresleyReconsider Baby ... CD
RCA, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
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Renato BarushiRenato E O Mercado ... CD
Ultra Disc (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $0.99
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Be Bop DeluxeMusic Arcade Blues ... CD
Tendolar, 1976/1977. Used ... $9.99
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(Unofficial release.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanBearcat ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... $9.99
A monster! This session's one of Clifford Jordan's best-ever – and although it's from the early days, it shows him playing with a sophisticated soul jazz tone that hints a lot at his 70s work, and which breaks him past the tighter bop of his other records! The group's a very soulful quartet with Cedar Walton on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – soaring on a set of tunes that are mostly originals by Jordan, who's showing a tremendous talent with the pen even at this early point. Titles include a great version of Tom McIntosh's "With Malice Towards None" – plus the Jordan originals "Bearcat", "Dear Old Chicago", "In The Middle Of The Block", and "Out House". CD
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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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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersRitual ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... $13.99
A hard-swinging cooker from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – recorded during the landmark year of 1957 – when Blakey's group was open to recording for a number of different labels, in a number of different settings! The set was originally done for the west coast stalwart Pacific Jazz, but it's got a sound that's much more in the hardbop mode of the New York scene – all the fire and intensity that Blakey first cooked up for Blue Note, cast out with a slight sense of openness here in the less iconic setting. Players include Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the album's right up there with Vik/RCA, Savoy, and Chess material they cut at the time. Tracks include "Touche", "Sam's Tune", "Once Upon A Groove", and "Wake Up". 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 ... $4.99
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
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Tim BuckleyVenice Mating Call ... CD
Demon (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
An expanded version of the magnificent Tim Buckley live recordings at the Troubadour in 1969 – a wonderfully unbridled live set from Tim – one that has him taking a number of songs way past the 10 minute mark, and really opening up with some of the jazz-inspired improvisations he could bring to his vocals! The group's a great combo – with Fender Rhodes used in a nice edgey way – alongside guitar, bass, drums, and some especially nice congas – which, along with the Rhodes, really gives some of the tunes a soulful groove – which definitely matches the soulfulness in Buckley's vocals. Titles include "Gypsy Woman", "I Had A Talk With My Woman", "Chase The Blues Away", "Driftin", "Nobody Walkin", "Lorca", "Anonymous Proposition", "I Don't Need It To Rain", "Blue Melody", "Strange Feelin", "Chase The Blues Away", "Testify", and "Venice Mating Call". 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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Ric CarteyOooh Eee – The Complete Ric Cartey ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Ric Cartey may not be the biggest name in late 50s rockabilly – but man, does he sure sound great on this set – the first-ever collection to bring together Cartey's classic singles for RCA, plus a wealth of other rare 45s too! Cartey hails from Atlanta, and recorded a bit for that city's famous NRC indie – but despite the setting, Ric's got a great romping sound that's definitely all his own – maybe less hillbilly than some of his contemporaries of the period, and always ready to romp out with a hard-wailing groove! Production on most of these numbers is great – the kind of spare, stark, echoey vibe that makes already-great elements sound even cooler – and the whole package features a huge booklet of notes that tell the tale of Ric's overlooked career in music. Titles include "Crying Good Bye", "Mellow Down Easy", "Oooh Eee", "Poor Me", "Go On Fool", "Scratchin On My Screen", "To Love", "Leave Me Loose", "Born To Love One Woman", "I Wancha To Know", and "Let Me Tell You About Love" – and CD also features 11 more bonus tracks related to the collection, by Sonny James, The Jiv-A-Tones, Charlie Broome, Bobby Wilson, and Chuck Atha. CD

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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/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
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

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Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "All Through The Night" and "Rude Old Man". CD
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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Massive 20th Anniversary edition of DJ Shadow's masterpiece! It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album is held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up stands the test of time as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonholes! Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod (though some of us were hip to him all along) and Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! This great 3CD edition includes the classic original album on Disc One – with "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World" – the bonus album Excessive Ephemera on Disc Two – and the all new (circa 2016) remix album Endtroducing Re-Emagined on Disc Three – with remixes by Adrian Younge, Lee Bannon,. Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus and others! CD
Also available Endtroducing ... CD 3.99

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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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EsquivelMore Of Other Worlds, Other Sounds ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Rare original pressing of one of the best Esquivel albums ever! The record is a follow-up to his Other Worlds, Other Sounds set originally recorded for RCA – but it was done for Reprise during the early 60s. The (then) free-wheeling gang at Reprise let Juan Garcia do pretty much anything he wanted to with the record – and the result is an amazing batch of spacey easy tracks that have a great lot of "zing" to them! Includes the tracks "Travelin", "Snowfall", "La Mantilla", "Chant Of The Night", and "Primavera". Recorded on Dual 35mm film, for super-sound. CD
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Gianni FerrioIo Emmanuelle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
A really beautiful little soundtrack – and one that's quite different than all of the other late 70s scores that circulated under the Emmanuelle name! This film came out years before that big cycle of sexploitation movies – and also was not part of that series at all – and while the soundtrack certainly has some of the erotics you might expect, there's also a richer, more dynamic sonic range in place – right up there with some of the most explosive moments of genius from Gianni Ferrio at the end of the 60s! Each tune seems to have a slightly different vibe – some thoughtful, some dark and brooding, and some sweetly light – often with piano or organ, but also sometimes using a voice or chorus – but in ways that are again different than the usual, especially the more familiar Morricone/Dell'Orso style. There's a fragile sense of beauty that you'd never get in the later Emmanuelle scores – and titles include "Osmosi", "Analisi", "Contestazione", "Micropsichia", "Caos", and "Ricerca". CD also features five bonus tracks too! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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