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Lou ReedNew Sensations ... CD
RCA/Iconoclassic, 1984. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from the mid 80s – with "High In The City", "Doin The Things That We Want To", "What Becomes A Legend Most", "I Love You Suzanne", and "New Sensations". CD

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Lou ReedRock N Roll Animal ... CD
RCA, 1974. Used ... $4.99
Lou Reed at his mid 70s live peak! Volumes have already been and will continue to be written about Lou's output in the 70s, and rightly so. This set is particularly amazing in that it follows the artful highpoint/financial failure that is Berlin – so Lou is doing the rock & roll star thing here, kinda given the people what they want in a way. What's so amazing here is that it doesn't feel like a cash-in, it's crazy good and geniunely passionate stuff! The blazing guitars don't hurt, nor does the fact the the set is heavy with Velvets-era faves. Includes "Intro/Sweet Jane", "Heroin", "White Light/White Heat", "Lady Day" and "Rock N' Roll". CD

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Ritchie FamilyI'll Do My Best ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
The Ritchie Family do their best to remain relevant after the glory days of commercial disco – and succeed strongly on I'll Do My Best – thanks to the sweetly soulful trio vocals and a nicely updated dancefloor soul sound! The songs are great, and groove on just long enough – each track running 4 to 5 minutes – with beautiful vocals by the ladies, and arrangements built on tight rhythms, funky bass and horns! Fonzi Thornton co-produced the vocal tracks – and the titles include "I'll Do My Best (For You Baby)", "This Love's On Me", "One And Only", "You Can Always Count On Me", "Walk With Me"., "Alright On The Night", "Walk With Me", "Tonight I Need To Have Your Love", "and "You've Got Me Dancing". CD

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Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star OrchestraInspiration ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track. Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the space – as they're all old hands at soloing in such a setting. Players include Herb Geller, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, and Bill Holman. Titles include "Play Boy", "Red Dog Play", "The Line Backer", and "Martian's Lullaby". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Portrait Of Shorty ... CD 9.99

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track. Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the space – as they're all old hands at soloing in such a setting. Players include Herb Geller, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, and Bill Holman. Titles include "Play Boy", "Red Dog Play", "The Line Backer", and "Martian's Lullaby". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Portrait Of Shorty ... CD 4.99

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers & His Giants ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1953/1954. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Shorty RogersSwingin Nutcracker ... CD
RCA/BMG (Spain), 1960. Used ... $28.99
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(Out of print.)

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Diana RossEaten Alive (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.98
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel on the set – one that works well with Gibb's songwriting, which is often aided by other Bee Gees members too – but she also makes the record more than her own, with a confident approach to the lyrics that holds onto her own sense of personality, and keeps things from being too chartbound overall. Titles include "Eaten Alive", "Oh Teacher", "Chain Reaction", "Experience", "More & More", "I'm Watching You", "Don't Give Up On Each Other", and "Crime Of Passion". CD2 features bonus tracks – including four mixes of "Eaten Alive", three mixes of "Experience", and two mixes of "Chain Reaction". CD
Also available Eaten Alive ... LP 3.99

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Bjarne Rostvold TrioTricotism ... CD
RCA/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the usual album you might expect from a group with a trio in the name – as there's no piano in the mix, and instead the album features some sparkling trumpet from the great Allan Botschinsky – heard here at the height of his youthful, modern powers! The combo's led by drummer Bjarne Rostvold, whose touch on the kit is superb – snapping and swinging at most moments, but often in really subtle ways – with a level of dexterity that we get to hear more strongly here than on some of Bjarne's sessions as a sideman. Also great is bassist Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen – no stranger to most, but already really captivating here at a young age – and as melodic as he is rhythmic, which really fills out the sound. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Tricotism", "S'Posin", "Ease It", "Squeeze Me", and "Perhaps". CD
Also available Tricotism ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Christian SchwindtFor Friends & Relatives ... CD
RCA/Be! (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
Landmark work from the Finnish scene of the 60s – one of those ultra-rare European jazz records that collectors have dug for decades! The set's got a stark, modern sort of feel – but also a nice soulful swing, too – a balance that few of the other Scandinavians hit so well at the time – as they were either hanging between farther-out progressions, or more inside, tightly arranged jazz! Drummer Christian Schwindt's vision here is exceptional – full of rich feeling, deep tone, and careful construction of the tunes – with a sensibility that almost reminds us of Ted Curson and Bill Barron working together – in ways that we'd state from the comments above. (And we've also been told that he's had some great help on conceiving the record from trumpeter Otto Donner – whose playing here is great too!) The whole thing has a quality that you'd find in a rare few albums – maybe some of the best French new wave soundtracks, an early solo Booker Ervin record, or a few other treasures in your collection. Players include Heikki Sarmanto on piano, Otto Donner on trumpet, Erik Danholm on tenor and alto, and Tapani Tamminen on bass – on titles that include "D Day", "My Next & Only Love", "Helsinki At Noon", "Miniature", and "Claudine". CD
Also available For Friends & Relatives ... LP 24.99

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ScorpionsTokyo Tapes ... CD
RCA, 1978. Used ... $3.99
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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
An 80s collection, but one that's filled with gems from Gil Scott-Heron's legendary early years at Flying Dutchman – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever! The music's a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great keyboard accompaniment from frequent partner Brian Jackson on nearly every track – plus help from Hubert Laws on flute and sax, and Bernard Purdie on drums. CD features 17 tracks in all – much more than the album – and titles include "Pieces of a Man", "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Whitey on the Moon", "The Needle's Eye", "Home is Where the Hatred Is", "Did You Hear What They Said?", "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", "No Knock", "Sex Education Ghetto Style", "A Sign Of The Ages", "The Prisoner", and "When You Are Who You Think You Are". CD

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Don SebeskyI Remember Bill – A Tribute To Bill Evans ... CD
RCA, 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Don SebeskyJoyful Noise – A Tribute To Duke Ellington ... CD
RCA, 1999. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Artie ShawComplete Gramercy Five Sessions ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1956. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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ShirellesHappy & In Love/The Shirelles (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Two albums and bonus tracks too – all rare material from an overlooked chapter of The Shirelles' career! First up is Happy & In Love, a great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". The 1972 album The Shirelles is surprisingly great later work by The Shirelles – nice and soulful, thanks to arrangements from David Van De Pitte and Wade Marcus – both of whom push the trio way past their roots, into more sophisticated group soul for the 70s! The approach carries the best (then) contemporary styles from New York and Philly – particularly that strong way of mixing group vocals with focused grooves – as you'd hear from some of the more successful male groups of the time on RCA, like Main Ingredient or Choice Four. The Shirelles have a strong sense of harmony that really pushes the tunes forward – and the material is nice and creative – with titles that include "Walk On In", "Brother Brother", "Sunday Dreaming", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", and "Drowning In The Sea Of Love". CD also features bonus tracks – "Let's Give Each Other Love", "Do What You've A Mind To", and "Touch The Wind". CD

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" and "Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". CD

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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means that it's sometimes overlooked next to her more forceful work of the time – but it's every bit essential Simone as some of her other key sides of the decade. The group is a small combo featuring Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes – and titles include "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Do I Move You?", "In The Dark", "Real Real", and "Backlash Blues". CD features bonus tracks "Whatever I Am (You Made Me)" and "Do I Move You (second version)". CD

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Hank SnowEssential Hank Snow ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
 
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Carleen AndersonUp To Now – The Best Of Carleen Anderson ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
An incredible collection of work by Brit soul legend Carleen Anderson – born of American parents (and James Brown bandmates) Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson, but a key figure in the London soul revival of the 1990s and beyond! The set brings together work from a wide array of sources – not just Carleen's initial solo records for Virgin, but also her more recent indie soul efforts, a few rare singles, and work with groups that include Young Disciples, Brand New Heavies, and Full Flava! Carleen's got an incredible voice that's easily one of the best bits of UK soul in the past 25 years – and the set list really features some of her best work ever, all tied up in one tidy package! Titles include "Apparently Nothin (Circa mix)", "Nervous Breakdown (radio)", "True Spirit", "Sights In The City (with Guru)", "Fortune's Drive (edit)", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Let It Last", "Mama Said", "Leopards In The Temple", "Swinging Big Tom" and "Saturday Nite" (both with Brand New Heavies), "Stories" (with Full Flava)", "Dance In The Rain", and "Don't Look Back In Anger (live)". CD

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Arranco De VarsoviaNa Cadencia do Samba ... CD
Dubas (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful little samba harmony group – one with a sound that recalls the best groups of the genre from late 60s Brazil! Arranco De Varsovia blend together male and female voices in a wonderfully warm sort of way – recalling the work of Conjunto Sambacana with their lively approach to the music, but working in a style that's even more authentic in its use of percussion and other instrumentation. The sound is great – clean, clear, and uncluttered – and these guys almost have an "instant classic" style that we really like a lot. Titles include "Falou Com A Moca", "Medidas Provisorias", "Sai Dessa", "Futebol", "Conselho", "Cabelo Pixaim", and "Forca Da Imaginacao". CD
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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". CD
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP 18.99

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". CD
Also available Fonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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Jorge BenForca Bruta ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben – one of his greatest records ever, and a key part of Brazilian music in the 70s! The album marks an earthier shift for Jorge – a sound that's still rooted in the samba influences of the 60s, but which also takes on a bit more soul at the bottom – thanks to rhythmic contributions from Trio Mocoto, who work here famously to help Ben shape the overall feel of the set! There's still a bit of larger orchestrations at moments, but these are used sparingly just to sweeten the sound – leaving the main force of the music to come from Jorge's guitar, and the cuica, percussion, and tamborim of the trio. The vocals are wonderful too – slightly raspy, and with a bit more feeling than we ever remember Jorge having on record – sometimes a bit intimate, yet always with an undeniable presence throughout. One of those records that still sends chills up our spines, year after year – with tracks that include "Oba La Vem Ela", "Ze Canjica", "Pulo Pulo", "Apareceu Aparecida", "Terezinha", "Mulher Brasileira", "Forca Bruta", "O Telefone Tocou Novamente", and "Charles Junior". CD

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. Used ... $1.99
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD
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✨✧ Keni BurkeKeni Burke ... CD
Dark Horse/Solaris, 1977. Used ... $8.99
The first great solo album from Five Stairstep Keni Burke – really recreating himself as a completely different sort of artist – one who's all grown up, and able to work in this jazzy approach to modern soul that's completely great all the way through! Keni produced the record himself – and he gives things a sound that's tight, but never commercial – kind of a precursor to his "Rising To The Top" groove at RCA, but a bit more personal – with a Cali soul vibe that's very different than Burke's Chicago roots, with a quality that's a bit more indie than you might expect from the major label status of the record. The whole thing's great – and titles include "You Are All Mine", "Give All You Can Give", "Day", "From Me To You", "Shuffle", "Tell Me That You Love Me", and "Keep On Singing". CD

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CandidoMaster ... CD
Chesky, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
It's hard to imagine anyone making music for as many years as the legendary Candido – nor anyone who might still sound as great after so many decades in music! This set's definitely well-titled – as the congolero works here with a gorup of Latin jazz musicians, on an album that's one of his best in many years – a record that has maybe even more traditional Afro-Cuban elements than even Candido's work of the 50s, but which also brings in some strong jazz elements as well. Ray Santos arranged the set, and heads up the group – and the lineup includes tenor, flute, trombone, and trumpet – as well as some other percussionists next to Candido, and even a bit of tres and guitar as well – which further the rootsier side of the music. Candido's not totally on fire – maybe not a thousand-finger man here – but is still amazingly rock-solid, and really helps ground the whole record with his work on congas. Titles include "Arcason", "Salsibiri", "Conga Descarga", "Mulatacha", "Conga Blues", and "Lagrimas Negras". CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1960. Used ... $4.99
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available You N Me ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ CyrkleRed Rubber Ball (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early on, The Cyrkle records were great for adding some oddball elements to tunes that are otherwise pleasant 60s pop rock – some woozy keyboards here, some extra fuzzy guitar there – mixed with harmonies as strong as any young group of the time, but which take on a nicely unusual quality in the setting – thanks to Simon's great guidance in the studio! Titles include "Red Rubber Ball", "Why Can't You Give Me What I Want", "Big, Little Woman", "Cloudy", "Cry", "Turn-Down Day", "Bony Moronie", "How Can I Leave Her", and "Money To Burn". CD features loads of great bonus tracks too – 8 more numbers that include "Penny Arcade", "Downtown Blues", "Straighten Out My Messed Up Life", "How Can I Leave Her", "We Had A Good Thing Going", and "Reading Her Paper". CD

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George Duning/Henry ManciniDear Brigitte/Mr Hobbs Takes A Vacation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/Kritzerland, 1962/1965. New Copy ... $19.99
Two different Jimmy Stewart comedy soundtracks from the 60s – both of them nice! First up is Dear Brigitte – an overlooked 1965 score by George Duning – done with a mix of the playful modes you'd expect from the story, and some of those great deeper dramatic touches that Duning used in more serious soundtracks – a really rich mixing of modes with a sound that's much stronger than we expected! Titles include "On To BBs", "The Captain", "Magical Moment", "Puzzled Cap'n", "Hey Dad", "Is It A Trick", and "She Sank". Next is an even groovier record – a rare non RCA Henry Mancini soundtrack from the early 60s – the score to Mr Hobbs Takes A Vacation, done with all the best mix of jazz and groovy elements we love in classic Mancini! Instrumentation mixes a key electric guitar melody with some lighter touches on woodwinds – really getting the most out of the melody with some shifts in timing and tone, juxtaposed with a few numbers that are even more playful! Titles include "Barn Swallow", "Something For Lauri", "Cream Puff", "Up His Nose", "A Month Off", and "Rudders & Sails". CD features 39 tracks in all – including 7 bonus tracks from the Mancini score! CD
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Ian Dury & The BlockheadsLaughter (Deluxe 2CD Edition) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99
A double CD reissue of Ian Dury & The Blockheads infamous laughter LP originally released on the legendary Stiff Records – featuring a wealth of outtakes and bonus material! Ian's gravelly voiced stories and gibberish and the loose, funky and sarcastic post disco/soul backing by the Blockheads are endearingly mean as ever! Tracks include "Superman's Big Sister", "Pardon", "Delusions Of Grandeur", "Dance Of The Crackpots", "Over The Points", "Uncoolohol", "On Mr. Peanut", "F**king Ada" and more! The bonus disc includes three outakes with vocals – "Duff 'Em Up And Do 'Em Over", "You Are Here" and "Come In No.9" – plus 13 instrumental demos including "CC's Rock", "I Know Your Name", "Manic Depression", "Back To Y-Front", "Fatback", "Peter Gunn" and more! CD

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Donnie & Joe EmersonStill Dreamin Wild – The Lost Recordings 1979 to 1981 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 14.98
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of a blue-eyed soul style with echoes of Hall and Oates or some of the hipper AOR artists of the LA scene of the 70s – but captured with an honest, earnest innocence because of the more stripped-down recording style – which almost makes the whole thing feel like you've stumbled across a lost stash of demo tapes from ABC Records, circa 1976. Lots of polymoog keys mix with Donnie's lead vocals and guitar lines – never too slick, but always a bit dreamy. Titles include "Big Money", "Ooh Baby Yeah", "Stand By Love", "Don't Disguise The Way You Feel", "Everybody Knows It", "Ride The Tide", "Don't Fight", and "One True Love". CD

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EsquivelMore Of Other Worlds, Other Sounds ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Flying LotusYou're Dead! ... CD
Warp, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from cosmic soul jazz to leftfield hip hop! An impressive guest roster from both realms participate – with appearances by Herbie Hancock (!!!), Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, frequent collaborator and stylistic sibling Thundercat, strings arranger Miguel Atwood Ferguson and others. Standout moments include the tracks "Tesla" and "Moment Of Hesitation", both with some incredible keyboards by Herbie Hancock, plus the uber-moody, Ennio Morricone-sampled "Turtles" – but the whole thing is great, and shows that the Flying Lotus phenomenon is still in ascension, circa 2014. Other cuts include "Cold Dead", "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar, "Dead Man's Tetris" with Snoop Dogg, "Turkey Dog Coma", "Stirring", "Obligatory Cadence", "The Protest" and more. CD
Also available You're Dead! (with download) ... LP 23.99

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Roberto GerhardElectronic Explorations From His Studio & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 1958 to 1967 ... CD
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Groundbreaking work from Roberto Gerhard – a composer born in Spain, but who created some amazing electronic sounds in the British scene of the 50s and 60s – easily some of the first and most important electronic music to come from the UK! Gerhard was a key member of the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop – which would go onto record even more famously in the 60s – and even in these early works, he's creating sounds that rival the best of the German and French musique concrete artists of the time – really striking passages that include "Audiomobile In The Manner Of Goya", "Audiomobiles 2 – DNA In Reflection", "Caligula", and the extended "Lament For The Death Of A Bullfighter", which features the recitation of a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. CD

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Gruppo Jazz MarcaMitteleuropa ... CD
Arision (UK), 1985. Used ... $4.99
An expanded effort from Gruppo Jazz Marca – one that stretches the Italian trio's lineup to a nine-piece unit with the addition of horns, vibes, and acoustic guitar! The sweetly lyrical sound of the trio is still very firmly in place here, but the added instruments take their sound to a whole new level – one that's filled with soaring trumpet, alto, and tenor sax solos – and which gets some especially nice rhythmic inflections from the guitar! There's a leaping, joyous quality to the music that's totally great – very much in keeping with the best 70s work from the Dire label, despite the mid 80s date of the session. And the record itself is a great example of the under-discovered rich legacy of Italian jazz of the 80s – finally getting its due these many years later! Titles include "Citta Di Frontiera", "Anamaria", "Three Dorico Time", "Blues Transfert", and "Dedalus". CD

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JoyceEncontro Marcado ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. Arrangements are by Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – and they have a complicated jazzy approach that really lets Joyce open up as a singer, moving into the sort of territory that you'd expect from artists like Marcos Valle or Elis Regina. The album's a real gem, and it's so rare that it hardly got any global circulation at the time – despite Joyce's later fame at a worldwide level. Titles include "Adam Adam", "Encontro Marcado", "Bom Dia", "Longe Do Tempo", "Asa Branca", "Como Vai, Vai Bem", "Caminho Pro Sol", and "Preparando Um Luminoso". CD

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John Paul KeithMemphis Circa 3am ... CD
Big Legal Mess, 2013. Used ... $3.99
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Bob KingRockin' The Jukebox – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
Rare rockers from Bob King – a Canadian country singer from the 50s, but one who was equally comfortable with rockabilly as well! Bob's got a great crossover sound here – almost a Tennessee sort of style that blends together hillbilly roots with more electrified 50s modes – all at a level that might have made him a bigger chart star here in the US, had he not hailed from way up north! The package brings together RCA sides that King cut mostly in the late 50s – along with the usual great Bear Family notes and session information too – on titles that include "Party Hop", "Rockin The Jukebox", "Let's Make A Fair Trade", "Anxious", "A Woman's Devotion", "Hey Mama", "Defrost Your Heart", and "You're A Strange Little Girl". CD
 
 
 



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