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✨✧ Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some wear with unglued seams & center split.)

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✨✧ Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, & Roy HargroveDirections In Music – Live At Massey Hall ... CD
Verve, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We have to admit, we had a lot of misgivings about this project before we gave it a chance and listened to it all the way through – but after all was said and done, we were quite impressed! While Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker all have the chops, recognition and reputations to make as many new recordings as they'd like, without resorting to pandering tributes, this project actually works beautifully and makes great sense. The group is rounded out by the elastic rhythms provided by John Patitucci (who seems to have graduated well beyond the sort of 6 string noodling he usually purveys) and Brian Blade. In most cases, we'd rather hear Miles doing Miles and Trane doing Trane, but this group manages to capture both the dark, brooding beauty of Miles' music and the deeper, soulful vein that Coltrane mined. Herbie sounds the best we've heard in ages and the highlight of this live set is a medley of Miles' "So What" and Coltrane's "Impressions", while the rest of the set is made up mostly of originals (2 more Coltrane pieces, "Naima" and "Tansition" are included) composed by members of the group like Hancock's "The Sorcerer" and Hargrove's "The Poet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil WoodsSaxes Inc (plus Trombone Scene) ... CD
Warner/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 rare large group sets – back to back on one CD! First up is Saxes Inc – a unique sax-heavy session done by Warner Brothers, and a blaring batch of tracks played by an all-star all-sax group that includes Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld! Bob Prince arranged and conducted, and the approach is surprisingly modernist, with the saxes carrying the bulk of the rhythm and melody, as well as the solos – a really great approach that makes for plenty of unique moments – all handled with a sound that's a lot more fluid than you might expect! Titles include "Four Brothers" (of course!), "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". The second album here is the even rarer 1956 set Trombone Scene – a session done with a much smaller group arranged by pianist Elliot Lawrence, and featuring the talents of four key trombonists – Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, and Jimmy Knepper. The sound isn't nearly as full or wide as other records of the type – and there's almost a style that's similar to the JJ Johnson/Kai Winding four trombone project for Debut – except that this one's a bit more tightly arranged. Tracks are shortish, but feature plenty of personality from all players – and titles include "Plungin In", "Hackin Around", "Slim Jim", "Sorta Rumbish", "Hambone", "Sonny's Side", and "Up & Out". CD

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Felix HessAir Pressure Fluctuations/Luftdruckschwankungen ... CD
Edition RZ/Kehrer Verlag (Germany), 2001. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1950/1951/1956. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable logo label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillDay The World Stood Still ... CD
Stunt (Netherlands), 2004. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
An extremely compelling recent set by modern jazz legend Andrew Hill – recorded in conjunction with his winning of the prestigious Jazzpar Prize! The set features Hill leading a larger group than usual – an octet directed in jazz orchestra formation – playing with a range of tone and color that really surprised us. Some tracks have the bracing modernism of Hill's earliest work, while others are more contemplative – still left-of-center, certainly, but also gentler and filled with a side of expression that we'd never heard in Hill's music. Hill plays piano, and other instrumentation includes tenor, flute, alto, bass trombone, and trumpet – and titles include "Not Sa No Sa", "Ghetto Echoes", "Hermano Frere", "Do To", and "When Peace Comes". CD

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Gerardo IacoucciIndustria No 1 ... LP
Canopo/Intervallo (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A beautiful little sound library set – but in a noisy sort of way! Gerardo Iacoucci really takes the "industry" in the title seriously – and creates all these cool tunes that capture the sound of automation and factory work – mostly through modes that are rhythmic and repetitive, sometimes with darker structures that make you feel like the whole factory is shutting down and starting to rust! Some of the best tunes have a bright sort of quality – not music designed to get laborers to work, but which might come from the unity of their actions in production. The set features a dozen tracks in all – with some nice shifts in mood throughout! LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $29.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)

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Ryo KawasakiRing Toss ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Vivid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the best albums ever from Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – a set recorded with help from a hip array of American players who really help come up with a tight, soulful, electric groove! Kawasaki plays both electric and acoustic guitar – and as on other records, there's a strong dose of the organic that really sets his playing apart from other fusion artists of the time – a bit of exoticism, maybe, almost echoing some Japanese folk roots – but always focused more strongly into jazz-based territory. Artists on the set include Sam Morrison on flute and soprano sax, Larry Willis on Fender Rhodes, Alex Blkake on bass, Badal Roy on tabla, and Steve Gorn on bamboo flute – and titles include the great track "Frostbite" – plus "Tane's Dream", "Bones", "Sombrero", "Sarabande", and "Suite In D". CD

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✨✧ Le PamplemousseLe Spank/Monkey See Monkey Do ... 12-inch
AVI, 1977. Very Good- (pic cover)... $2.99
"Le Spank" is probably the most successful track ever by this Rinder/Lewis side project – and for good reason, too! The cut's got a cool moogy groove that pops across the top nicely, a bit sparer than the rest of its disco contemporaries, and with a catchiness that's undeniable! This 12" version is over 10 minutes long, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aging, a split top seam, half split spine, and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Claude LombardClaude Lombard Chante ... CD
Sommor (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About August 1, 2018
The stunning debut album from the lovely Claude Lombard – a Belgian singer, but one whose work here resonates with the grooviest French records by singers like Sylvie Vartan or Francois Hardy! Lombard is probably less pop than either of those artists – and almost has a way of opening things up with weirder phrasing and more unusual modes – ala some of the artists at Saravah Records. Arrangements are by Willy Albimoor – who did so many other odd projects of the period, including work with Chakachas – and the music features bits of electronics, soaring strings, and even some light bossa inflections – all to make a sound that's every bit as great as you'd guess! Titles include "Polychrome", "Les Enfants Perle", "Midi", "Mais", "La Coupe", "Sleep Well", "L'Usine", "Les Vieux Comptoirs", "Les Musicens", "L'Arbre Et L'oiseau", "La Camarde", and "Petite Frere". CD

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Virginia LopezLa Voz De La Ternura ... LP
RCA (Mexico), Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Titles include "Ahora Que Empiezo", "Divino Milagro", "Tuya Soy", "Vuelveme A Querer", "Acuredate De Mi", "Congoja", and "Diario De Mi Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but is great overall.)

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Los Chicos MalosLos Chicos Malos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Los Chicos Malos look a bit folksy on the cover, but the sound of the album is anything but – and instead is a cool Colombian take on the best New York salsa modes of the 70s! The sound is clear and sharp throughout – on-fire tracks that are driven by plenty of percussion, and topped by a twin-trombone line that brings in plenty of soul – all arranged by Victor Del Real, and featuring excellent vocals from John Jairo and Victor Melendez, who'd also worked with The Latin Brothers! The sound here is much more Manhattan than Medellin – and titles include "Viajera", "Con Gusto Y Gana", "Los Chicos En Salsa", "Mane Barrera", "Que Bien Se Ve", "La Caresita", "El Lenador", and "Si No La Bailo Para Lo Rumba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Love UnlimitedFrom A Girl's Point Of View ... LP
Uni, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Second pressing of the classic first album by Love Unlimited, with a cover that makes things a bit clearer than the original one. As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. Even if you're a fan of Barry's voice, you can't beat the girls' heavenly harmonies, especially on tracks like "If This World Were Mine", "Is it Really True Boy – Is It Really Me", and the stunning "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love", which has one of the best telephone monologues you'll ever hear on a soul track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Andrew Finn MagillCanta Violin ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Andrew Finn Magill definitely makes his violin sing on the set – but he also does so in a way that borrows plenty from Brazilian music – as you might guess from the "canta" in the title! The album features a group that includes Dudu Oliveira on flute, Mike Marshall on mandolin, Joao Camarero on 7 string guitar, and Lourenco Vasconcelos on percussion – all working together with the tightness of a small samba or choro combo, especially the latter – given the way the flute, percussion, and strings dance together with lively acoustic energy. Titles include "Balanco A Bahia", "Pesadelo", "Geada", "Baiao Do Urso", "Perdido", and "Semear". CD

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David MaranissOnce In A Great City – A Detroit Story (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 32.50
Not just a book on Motown – despite the image of The Supremes on the cover – but a story of Detroit itself – told as a series of intersecting paths that include the famous soul music label, as well as all the manufacturers, cultures, communities, and political forces that were shaping the city in the early 60s. The decline of Detroit has been a story for decades now – but David Maraniss looks at the city in the years before the fall – focusing on 1963, where he shows that tensions were already strong in some sectors, and the ground upon which so much was being built could easily shift and allow the whole thing to topple. The book is one of the most fascinating city portraits we've ever read – with lessons that are still completely essential to the 21st Century urban environment – and the whole thing is 441 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SPReturn The Tides – Ascension Suite & Holy Ghost ... CD
Cuneiform, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Rob Mazurek just keeps stunning us more and more over the years – growing way way past his earlier straight jazz roots, and even his key work in the Chicago underground – to a level where he's easily encompassing many different styles and genres at once – then finding a way to make the sounds all his own! This project has Rob furthering the electronic sounds of recent records, while still holding onto a core element of jazz with his work on cornet – an instrument he uses here with wonderfully rich acoustic tones, and hardly at any sort of easy Miles electric modes, or anything like that. The players here are all part of his scene in Sao Paulo – including Mauricio Takara on drums, Guilherme Granado on keyboards, Thomas Rohrer on electronics and soprano sax, and Rogerio Martins on percussion – but all players also take on other instruments, add in bits of voice, and work with the production and processing to really create some amazing sonic energy throughout. All tracks are long – and titles include "Let The Rain Fall Upwards", "Return The Tides", "Oh Mother", and "Reverse The Lightning". CD

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John McCowenSolo Contra ... CD
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The "contra" here is a contrabass clarinet, not a stringed contrabass – yet John McCowen manages to play his instrument in a way that greatly resembles the larger wooden source of acoustic sound! The tones are very deep, and very slow-rising – used by McCowen in this wonderful way that makes us aware of textures we never would have expected from the instrument – none of the clearer reed elements you might normally hear, and instead these deep, rumbling elements that are as powerful as they are minimal! CD features three long tracks – "Fur Korv", "Chopper HD", and "Berths 1 to 3". CD

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John McLaughlinPromise ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $1.99
A far reaching set from fusion rooted, but boundlessly talented jazz guitarist John McLaughlin – featuring an all star roster of guests and admirers and a stylistic sprawling set of numbers! A few numbers with voice accompaniment add a spiritual depth, but for the most part, Promise intends to provide a snapshot of the McLaughlin's reach, from electric fusion to straighter post bop jazz and beyond – and the promise is delivered. Titles include "Django", "Thelonius Melodius" with a verse of Dante read by Stefania Bimbi, "Amy And Joseph", "The Wish", "English Jam", "The Peacocks" with a verse of Garcia Lorea read by Susana Beatrix, "Shin Jin Rui", "El Ciego" and more. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & EnsembleMoments Of Fatherhood ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play informing the different tones and textures of the musicians, yet still the unified spirituality that always marks Nicole's music – that special blend that really sets her apart from so many of her contemporaries, and which makes her one of the few forces to still carry on the rich legacy of Chicago's AACM, and groups like Art Ensemble Of Chicago or 8 Bold Souls! The songs here come together in this really fantastic way – sometimes feeling improvised at their initial moments, but soon taking flight in these amazing colors that come from the mix of harp, vibes, cello, violin, flute, and saxophone sounds – a tonal depth we've never heard in Nicole's music before, and which marks a huge step forward for her as a composer. Yet the music also has all the core organic energy of other Mitchell recordings – thanks to a collaborative lineup that includes David Boykin on tenor, Aruan Ortiz on piano, Benjamin Duboc on bass, Helene Breschand on harp, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, Renee Baker on violin, Cesar Carcopino on drums and vibes, and Anais Moreau on cello. Titles include "Only One Like Him", "Building Stuff", "Cold Hard Facts", "Explorers", "Listening", "A Piece Of Advice", and "Towards Excellence". CD

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MomusCreate 1 – Procreate (The Poison Boyfriend/Tender Pervert/Don't Stop The Night/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A trio of wonderful albums from Momus – all from his initial years on Creation, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is Poison Boyfriend, the first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which was perfect for the way the singer blended very offbeat lyrics with compelling mainstream songcraft! Momus was always very different than most of the Brit 80s scene in which he worked – influenced strongly by the French work of singer/songwriters like George Brassens, Jacques Brel, and Serge Gainsbourg – but graced with a very British wit, which made for an especially biting style that worked well with the themes of his songs. Momus has a vocal style that's maybe somewhere in Donovan territory, but sharper – and he draws from a variety of European song modes, fitted to the situation of each individual songs – as you'll hear on classics like "Situation Comedy Blues", "Three Wars", "The Gatecrasher", "Flame Into Being", and the Serge Gainsbourg-like "Closer To You". Next is Tender Pervert – one of the most biting albums ever recorded by UK singer/songwriter Momus – a set of songs that comes off sounding like sweet pop tunes, but which deals with topics like closeted homosexuality, misguided Marxist politics, pedophilia, and general seediness overall! There's a really striking mismatch of styles here that makes the whole thing work – with elements of tighter mid 80s pop creeping into Momus' musical styles, as the lyrics themselves take an even darker turn than on any of his previous records. The titles alone should give a good picture of the work – and tunes include "In The Sanatorium", "A Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy Parts 17-24", "The Angels Are Voyeurs", "The Homosexual", and "I Was A Maoist Intellectual". Don't Stop The Night is a record that's maybe the most pop-oriented album that Momus ever recorded – at least in the catchiness of the tunes – but one that's also got some of the darkest subject matter too! Consider the songs – which include a posh Brit pimping out his sister to politicians, a love affair between a young girl and her guitar teacher, and a JG Ballard-like tie between an auto accident and sexuality – all stuff that hardly matches the beats, samples, and keyboards used by Momus – which make the songs as tuneful as they are sinister! Yet that approach is also very much in keeping with his mission – inspired by George Brassens and Serge Gainsbourg – which is to find a way to challenge the listener, but within a mainstream pop format – definitely the case with this late 80s classic. Titles include "How Do You Find My Sister", "Hairstyle Of The Devil", "Amongst Women Only", "The Guitar Lesson", "Shaftesbury Avenue", "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous", and "Trust Me I'm A Doctor". 3CD set features 10 bonus tracks – including "Ballad Of The Barrel Organist", "Hotel Marquis De Sade", "Third Party Fire & Theft", "Morality Is Vanity", "Gilda", "Monsters Of Love", "Eleven Executioners", "What Will Death Be Like", "Murderers The Hope Of Women", and "Righthand Heart (acoustic)". CD

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James Moody with Kenny BarronFly Me To The Moon (Comin' On Strong/Another Bag) ... CD
Cadet/Lonehill (Spain), 1962/1963. Used ... $11.99
Two tremendous early 60s sessions from James Moody – both recorded for Argo Records, and both featuring a young Kenny Barron on piano! First up is Comin On Strong – a prime Argo gem from James Moody – and key proof that when he wanted to, he could be one of the hippest cats working in 60s jazz! The approach here is subtle, but amazing – a blend of hardbop with some of the more modern ideas that were coming up in the post-bop generation from the team of Moody and Dizzy Gillespie. The rhythms are quite complicated at times – very fresh and vibrant, but without any of the easy gimmicks that other 60s artists would fall into – like vamping soul jazz or borrowed bossa lines. Instead, working in a combo with a young Kenny Barron, Moody concentrates on fresh timings and complicated changes – modes that push his own work on alto, tenor, and flute far from expected territory – and which also features Barron on piano and organ, George Eskridge on guitar, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. Tracks include "Zanzibar", "Dizzy", "Ole", "Sonnymoon For Two", and a nice version of "Fly Me To The Moon". Another Bag is hip, angular, post-bop material from James Moody – the kind of album that made him one of the key soul jazz innovators of the 60s! The session's one of Moody's excellent outings with arranger Tom McIntosh – a young talent who helped re-shape Moody's musical vision with his deeply colorful arrangements – penned here for a smallish group, but still breaking out with deeper tones than Moody had ever expressed before on record! Tunes are a wonderful mix of modal, soul jazz, and more introspective tunes – played by James on both flute and tenor, alongside hip players that include Kenny Barron on piano, Paul Serrano on trumpet, Marshall Thompson on drums, Ernest Outlaw on bass, and John Avant on trombone. Titles include some excellent McIntosh originals – like "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "Minuet In G", and "Ally" – plus equally-fresh tunes "Spastic" and "Pleyel D'Jaime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Morena Y ClaraNo Llores Mas ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Funky gipsy grooves from 70s Spain – served up by a pair of sweet female singers, and plenty of fuzz guitar as well! The duo have a sound that's almost more sinister than you'd expect – singing together with this buzzing edge, and set to rhythms that are often pretty funky – in ways that are a bit different than American soul of the time, but which still borrows plenty in terms of basslines, drums, and production! The production is pretty cool, too – nicely compressed – so that all the elements come together in this really weird way, and pack even more punch in the process – which makes for an especially haunting vibe. Titles include "No Llores Mas", "Yo Se Que Tu Me Queiras", "Seras Mi Luz", "Son Las Cosas Del Amor", "Eres Fiel A Tus Caprichos", "Deje De Quererte", "Volvere A Sonar", "Todo Paso", and "Tu Mal Comportamiento". CD

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Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-styled charts who first honed his craft with James Brown – and the approach here is tight jazz funk, with both a good ear for the clubs, and some of the more sophisticated styles that the CTI/Kudu crowd could appreciate! There's some vocals at times – sung by Frank Floyd, Ray Simpson, and others – but the instrumental component of the album definitely takes the lead - with percussion by Nicky Marrero alongside Muhammad's tight drums – plus Hiram Bullock on guitar, Cliff Carter on keyboards, David Friedman on vibes, and solos from Ray Davis on alto and Jeremy Steig on flute. Titles include "One With A Star", "Boogie To The Top", "Bread", and "Stick It In Your Face". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming CoreWild Red Yellow ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Mighty wild sounds from reedman Larry Ochs – who plays some of his boldest sounds in years on both tenor and sopranino saxophones – really driven onwards by the burning energy of the group! The combo features this fierce mix of percussion and electronics, plus trumpet from Natsuki Tamura – who's got this way of shaping notes that's right up there with Ochs' decades of creativity on reeds – as the pair almost duel at times with their expressions, while also finding a special space in which to connect. Other players include William Winant on timpani and roto-toms, Satoko Fujii on piano and electronics, Scott Amendola on drums, and Matthias Bossi on thunder drum and other percussion. Titles include "Wild Red Yellow", "Omenicity", and "A Sorcerer's Fate". CD

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Charlie PalmieriLet's Dance The Charanga! ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Rare early Charlie Palmieri record, and one of the great Latin records to come out on United Artists in the early 60's. Charlie leads a tight little orchestra that includes a lot of the top players that he was playing with at the time, with vocals by Victor Aviles and Leonel Bravet, percussion by John Palomo, Juliun Cabrera and Joseph Rodriguez, and Johnny Pacheco on flute. Pacheco's contributions really make the album, with his stand out contributions to the record's tight pachanga sound. The set focuses on the sort of material that Pacheco and Palmieri were cutting for labels like Alegre during the early 60s – with 12 numbers in all, including the tracks "Domino", "Discarga", "Tema De La Duboney", "Moonlight Cocktail", "Ay Que Mate", "Comme Ci Comme Ca", "Bruca Manigua", "The Gaucho Serenade" and "Chun Ko (Cha Ca Cha)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and a name in pen on back.)

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Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri In Concert At The University Of Puerto Rico ... CD
Coco/MP, 1971. Used ... $18.99
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – right up there with his best of the 70s, and filled with the kind of tunes you'd buy one of his best records for! The set was recorded live in Puerto Rico in 1971, and is a mix of the late Latin Soul styles that were heard on the Sing Sing albums, with some of the more extended jazzy grooving of Eddie's years at Coco. Eddie plays both electric and acoustic piano, and the electric sounds nice and sweet – kind of jagged and bracing, over long rhythms with timbales by Nicky Marrero, trumpet by Afredo Chocolate Armenteros, soprano sax by Ronnie Cuber, and organ by Charlie Palmieri. Ismael Quintana sings vocals, but the real grooves are the instrumental ones – and titles include "The Mod Scene", "Muneca", "Vamanos Pal Monte", "Pa Huele", "La Malanga", "La Libertad Logico", and "Chocolate Ice Cream". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jonah Parzen-JohnsonI Try To Remember Where I Came From ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally cool combination of musical elements – baritone sax and analog electronics – both played here by Jonah Parzen-Johnson with a style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Sure, saxes and electronics have come together before – ever since Richard Tietelbaum and Anthony Braxton first recorded together back in the 70s. But there's also a very different vibe here that comes both from the baritone, and its deeper sonic range – and the way that Jonah uses his electronics, sometimes with flutteringly rhythmic elements that really make the music shimmer, but without overwhelming it at all. He's also not afraid to blow straight and soulfully at times too – which is especially great when the electronics are more abstract – and throughout, the album's full of these revelatory moments that make the whole thing a delight. Titles include "These Shoulders Those Shoulders", "Cabin Pressure", "I Have Questions", "What Do I Do With Sorry", "Guns Make Us Murderers", and "Too Many Dreams". CD

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Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty heavy-vinyl set makes all the film's wonderful grooves finally available – presented in a great style that includes all the shorter moodier bits, the fuller longer funky tracks, and even a bit of sound effects and dialogue! The music was penned and conducted by Johnny Pate – of Shaft In Africa and Brother On The Run fame – and the tunes are a great blend of funky soundtrack styles that include full on big band, sparer snapping instrumentals, and even a few nice tunes with great use of moog! Titles include "Chase", "Stepping", "Bar Fly", "Check In", "Freeze", "Love Theme", "Call It In", "Sneaking It In", and "Spin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. CD
Also available Mr Perry I Presume ... LP 23.99

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Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mr Perry I Presume ... CD 14.99

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Richard PinhasRhizosphere ... CD
Aural Explorer/Bureau B (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
Fantastic work from French electronic genius Richard Pinhas – a set dedicated to philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and done with a vibe that's right up there with the best German electronic material of the time! The music was recorded in the Heldon Studios – with just Pinhas on synth, plus a bit of drums from Francois Auger – all in a very spacey, minimal style that really recalls the genius of the Cluster records of the same time. Pinhas is nicely understated at most times – really feeling the space of the sounds he creates on moog and Arp – and titles include "Rhizosphere Sequent", "A Piece For Duncan", "Claire P", and "Trapeze/Interference" – plus the very long "Rhizosphere". CD
Also available Rhizosphere ... LP 15.99

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Richard PinhasRhizosphere ... LP
Aural Explorer/Bureau B (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Fantastic work from French electronic genius Richard Pinhas – a set dedicated to philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and done with a vibe that's right up there with the best German electronic material of the time! The music was recorded in the Heldon Studios – with just Pinhas on synth, plus a bit of drums from Francois Auger – all in a very spacey, minimal style that really recalls the genius of the Cluster records of the same time. Pinhas is nicely understated at most times – really feeling the space of the sounds he creates on moog and Arp – and titles include "Rhizosphere Sequent", "A Piece For Duncan", "Claire P", and "Trapeze/Interference" – plus the very long "Rhizosphere". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rhizosphere ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Omara PortuondoSingles ... CD
Egrem/Malanga (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Four decades' worth of singles recorded by Cuban vocalist Omara Portuondo – plus an assortment of even rarer tunes from various artists compilations! The presentation here is really wonderful – and most tracks are beautifully remastered, and accompanied by great notes in both English and Spanish, plus a wealth of photos too! Backings range from small combo to larger orchestrations – and although the work was recorded over a number of years, there's a really unified feel to the music – thanks to the timeless approach of Omara's vocals. 20 tracks in all – including "Tres Palabras", "Por Nuestra Cobardia", "Quien Antes Fue", "Te Dije Quedate", "Ay Caramba", "No Te Importe Saber", "Tiempo Mejor", "Lo Que Yo Sueno", "Danza De Los Nanigos", "Rumba Columbia", and "Me Faltabas Tu". CD

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✨✧ Power Of ZeusGospel According To Zeus ... LP
Rare Earth, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Heavy rock and heavy drums – a fuzzed out classic that's one of the best lost hard rock albums of the 70s! These guys may have been a strange choice for Motown's rock-based Rare Earth label back in the day, but they've more than made a place for themselves in the history books – thanks to some really fierce rocking, and an approach to the drums that's kept the record in more than a few crates over the years – not totally a break record, but with plenty of tight work on the drums and some really monster bass! Titles include "Hard Working Man", "Uncertain Destination", "No Time", "Realization", "The Sorcerer Of Isis", "It Couldn't Be Me", "The Death Trip", and "In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chano Pozo & Arsenio RodriguezLegendary Sessions ... CD
Tumbao (Spain), 1953. Used ... $18.99
Chano Pozo is best known as the conga player who helped Dizzy Gillespie get into his Afro Cuban bebop bag in the late 40's. Although Pozo died at a tragically young age, he left a strong mark on Latin music that still resonates today. This CD features a number of recordings that Pozo cut with Cuban guitarist Arsenio Rodriguez in the 40's when Rodriguez was visiting New York, plus a number of records taht Rodriguez made on a later visit to the US. The sound is very raw, with a tight early Afro Cuban groove, and the kind of Latin jazz sound that the two players helped to establish. Tracks include "Rhumba En Swing", "Seven Seven", "Tocoloro", "Paso En Tampa", and "Tintorera Ya Llego". CD
(Out of print.)

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PythagoronPythagoron (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An album of music so trippy, it was originally marketed as "a new invention that gets you high with sound" when it was released in the 70s! And while we're not going to reveal whether or not the record had that effect on us, we can say that it's a wonderful lost relic of underground electronics – maybe more in keeping with the 70s analogue experiments of the German scene – especially when the prog generation moved into sparer, spacier territory – as each side features one long track of slow-building, slow-shifting electronics – reportedly put together by an underground New York collective who must have had the minimalists as their contemporaries! Very dreamy, and very trippy – in territory that's somewhere between Terry Riley and the Sky Records generation. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaLost Reel Collection Vol 3 – Shadows Took Shape ... CD
Transparency, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
Quite an obscure little live set from Sun Ra – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the amount of live material he's got out there! The performance was found on a reel simply titled "Spacemaster Concert", and recorded at an undetermined date in the early 70s – and it's easily one of the starkest, most challenging recordings so far in the Lost Reel series! There's a fair bit of electric keyboards on the set – often played with some noisier tones, and offset with vocals by June Tyson, and instrumentation by John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Kwami Hadi. Many numbers are less orchestral than sparer small combo performances – and titles include "Outer Space/Untitled Improvisation", "Exotic Forest", "Shadow World", "Strange Worlds/Untitled Improvisation", "Stardust From Tomorrow", and "Friendly Galaxy/Watusi". CD

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Sun RaSingles ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A totally essential 2 CD set that brings together a huge amount of singles that were recorded by Sun Ra and others for his legendary Saturn label! As you probably know, the albums that were recorded for Saturn were rare enough – but the singles on the label were even rarer, and some of them were pressed in batches as small as 75 copies! The material is a very strange mix of jazz, soul, doo wop, and R&B – but it's all got the off-kilter Sun Ra twist to it, and the music is a key slice in the independent history of underground jazz pioneered by Ra & The Arkestra. You'll hear plenty of stuff by Ra (including the legendary "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman") – and you'll also get stuff by Lacy Gibson, The Cosmic Rays, The Nu Sounds, Yochannan, and The Qualities. Annotated with 36 pages of detailed notes, written by 4 different Ra experts – and a treat for collectors and novices alike! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Nik Raicevik (aka Nik Pascal)Beyond The End Eternity ... LP
Narco/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The album's billed as "electronic music from the realization of eternity" – and given the spacey modes within, we can certainly see these sounds flowing out to the other side of the universe! The whole thing features moogy creations by Nik Raicevic (aka Nik Pascal) – done at a level that's very different than the pop moog albums of his generation – and even different from some of the more academic electronic records! Instead, Nik explores personal space with these really stark, spooky sounds – not spare, like in some of the later new agey electronic records – but almost this imagined sci fi soundtrack, although a lot more poetic overall. Titles include "Deathless", "The Wanderer", "The Mist That Drifts Away", "Tide", "Beyond The End", "To Go To Do Is To Be", and "Life's Timelessness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a "Do Not Listen To This Album If You Are Stoned" sticker!)

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Marku RibasSamba ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2016. Used ... $6.99
A great return to form from the legendary Marku Ribas – an artist we love for his Brazilian funky classics of the 70s – still sounding great after all these years! Marku's always had a very deep vocal approach – at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, which not only makes for a very haunting presentation of the lyrics, but also puts his singing in a space that's very close to the basslines in the music – which often make older Ribas records feel like they're growing up out of the ground in a sweet flurry of rhythms and soul! This set's got Marku working in a slightly straighter samba mode, but one that's still very much his own – as most of the tracks are originals, and delivered with that incredible voice that's unlike anyone else we can think of. Instrumentation is by a cool combo of younger players – with percussion, cavaquinho, seven-string guitar, and trombone – and titles include "Cabana E Calor", "Samba De Lira", "500 Anos", "Choro Pro Marku", "Amar E Direito", "Zabele E Mae D'Agua", "Se A Onca Morrer", and "Jeito De Felicidade". CD

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✨✧ Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Phil-LA pressing) ... LP
Phil-LA Of Soul, 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
An incredible album of deep deep soul! Recorded way before Sharon Ridley became a big club diva, this record mixes deep soul vocal stylings with some well produced Van McCoy arrangements, and backing by some crack New York players. The result is one of the best female vocal soul albums we can think of from the early 70s – and the kind of lost soul album that makes you keep tracking down rare wax! Includes the incredible cut "You Sold Me A One Way Ticket", which begins with an amazing intro, and has a hook so strong you could hang a parka on it – plus the cuts "Stay A While With Me", "I Found Him, I Loved Him, I Lost Him", and "When A Woman Falls In Love". This is the 2nd pressing – on Phil-LA of Soul – and it's rarer than the first! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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RoyalsDubbing With The Royals ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, Lee Perry and Errol T plus some rare, rare DJ versions from Prince Far I and I Roy, all packaged to the usual high Pressure Sounds standards. 19 tracks casting the Royals soulful reggae in a new light, 68 minutes of music in all, with rhythms built in Kingston by the cream of Jamaica's session players. Check the massive track list: 2 versions of "If You Want Good": "Negusa Nagast" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I, dub mix by Scientist and "Nose Hole" with a dub mix by Ernest Hookim, "Waizero" ("Facts Of Life") dub mix by Scientist, "Wigwam" ("Blacker Black") dub mix by Scientist at Channel One, 3 versions of "Pick Up The Pieces": "Llongo" dub mix by Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby, "Pride Of A Black Man" by Gladdy Anderson, and "Monkey Fashion" chatted up by I Roy, "Land Of Milk & Honey" ("Promised Land") dubbed by Errol T at Randy's, "Manna From The Sky" ("Malnutrition") dubbed by Prince Jammy, "Peace, Love & Dub" ("Peace & Love") dubbed by Ernest Hookim at Channel One, "Tirang" aka "Only For A Time" dub, "Tekla" with King Tubby being dubby on "Sufferer Of The Ghetto", "MIA" a dub of "Way Of Life" by Gregory Isaacs, "Jemima Antonia Dub" a dub of "Oh My Love", 2 versions of "Ghetto Man" "Sugar Candy" by I Roy and "Oongaan" by King Tubby, "Janhoi" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I versioning "Make Believe" and "Jammy's Dub" with Prince Jammy dubbing the same rhythm and "Dub The Wrong" ("When You Are Wrong") dub mix by Ernest Hookim at Channel One. CD

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
A familiar record – but a fantastic one! You probably all know the famous theme to "Mission Impossible" – Lalo Schfrin's beautiful jazzy number, with three piano notes revolving over and over again with incredible intensity – and the rest of the record is every bit as great, filled with a wonderful mix of groovy styles! The groove ranges from fast bossa to groovy 60s crime jazz to sparer tenser numbers that still manage to move nicely – and listening to the record over the years, our ears are always happily surprised at the level of genius that was allowed expression in the guise of a normal TV soundtrack. Cuts include "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear & a sticker.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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SkatalitesIndependence Ska & The Far East Sound – Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963 to 1965 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 20 incredible numbers by the Skatalites & friends – with many of their most essential recordings, and rare stunners, to boot! The period in focus here is the initial few years of The Skatalites as a bonafide band, but the principal players – including Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling, Jackie Mittoo and other legendary names – had been honing their craft together for years, backing a who's who of Jamiacan musical heavies from calypso, to mento, to jazz and beyond. No wonder they burst out of the gate with some of the tightest rhythms in the music history, but it's stunning to this day! Really one of the finest Soul Jazz compilations in years, with a wealth of great notes, too! Includes their uber-classic "Guns Of Navarone", "Suavito", "Russian Ska Fever", "El Pussycat Ska", "Tell Them Lord" with The Wailers, "Further East" and "King Solomon" – along with the rarer "Sudden Destruction" with Dizzy Johnson, "Coolie Boy" billed to Don Drummond and lots more. CD

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two numbers by Tom McIntosh – a telling inclusion, given the way the album brings together the same strands of soul, swinging, and cerebral that McIntosh brought to his compositions in the early 60s. Smith's got a great way of bringing out the most sensitive aspects of the tunes, while still setting the players free to find their own voice – thanks partly to the long takes on these live recordings – and titles include "Fifty Six", "Stew Peas", "A Portrait Of You", "With Malice Towards None", "The Cup Bearers", and "Junior". CD

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Kay StarrMovin' ... CD
Capitol/Jasmine, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
One of Kay's classics for Capitol – an upbeat, all-grooving set of tracks that showcases Starr's unique blend of swing and country phrasing! Van Alexander handled all the arrangements – and the tracks have lots of snapping percussion at the bottom, nice bluesy phrasings, and a fair bit of breakout (uncredited) horn solos throughout the set. Titles include "On A Slow Boat To China", "Movin", "Lazy River", "Swingin Down The Lane", "Song Of The Wanderer", and "Around The World". CD

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan ... LP
Three Blind Mice/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About May 20, 2018 (delayed)
A very compelling set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that draws on the electric traditions being forged at the time by artists like Miles and Joe Henderson – but which is also graced by the warm lyricism that was running through other Japanese jazz sessions of the 70s! Suzuki plays a surprising range of instruments – electric piano, cello, and bass – and his group displays an amazing ability to move into freely flowing numbers, then shift abruptly into sparer, subtler territory. The vibe of the record is quite unique – and group members include Kenji Mori on alto and flute, Kazumi Watanabe on guitar, Samu Kawakami on bass, and Shinji Mori on drums – and one title features vocals from Mari Nakamoto. The tracks are on the longish side – and the titles include "Blue Road", "Where Are You Going?", "My One And Only Love" and "Orang-Utan". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tangerine DreamLe Parc ... LP
Relativity, 1985. Very Good ... $9.99
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(French pressing on Jive/Carrere. Cover has some gloss separation around the edges and a sticker on back.)

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Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraFlight 17 ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. Used ... $8.99
One of the best Horace Tapscott albums on Nimbus – and one that features him playing with the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra, who give the session a much fuller feel than some of Horace's other sparer sets. The group's made up of some strong hip players from the LA underground – and in a way, the record is an extension of the same kind of large-group style that Horace oversaw on Sonny Criss' legendary Sonny's Dream album – an angular blend of soulful and modern styles. Tracks include "Maui", "Flight 17", "Clarisse", and "Breeze". CD

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Tree Ear (Hemmingway/Strinning/Troller)Witches Butter ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
The album's got a wild west cover, but a rock solid free jazz pedigree – as the music is performed by the trio of Gerry Hemmingway on drums, Manuel Troller on guitar, and Sebastian Strinning on tenor and bass clarinet! The sounds within are often very spacious and open – sometimes working with a very subtle approach, so that the resonance between each element is so gentle, it's sometimes hard to tell where one instrument ends and the other begins! A few points are a bit more wild – there's certainly a few breakout improvisational moments on the set – but the record's real charm is the careful slow brewing of sonic elements, on titles that include "Kill Button", "Big Blind", "Third Man Walking", "Range Of Hands", and "Reraise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Caetano VelosoTotalmente Demais – Ao Vivo ... CD
Polygram, 1986. Used ... $4.99
A fantastic live set from Caetano Veloso – done in a very spare style, like some of his best work of the time! The album's a great return to basics after use of a rock band on some of Veloso's previous records – and features just Caetano's magical vocals with solo guitar backing – spreading out with this powerful vibe that's even more moving than his music with larger arrangements! The overall sound is fantastic – with a great recording quality that far surpasses many earlier Brazilian live albums – and the record ranks up there with spare mid 70s masterpieces, like Qualquer Coisa or Bicho. Loads of nice tracks – including "Pra Que Mentir", "Amanha", "Todo O Amor Que Houver Nessa Vida", "Dom De Iludir", "O Quereres", and "Kalu". CD
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VariousAndy Smith – Diggin' In The BGP Vaults ... LP
BGP (UK), Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.99
A masterful set of old school funk & soul put together by DJ Andy Smith – who also worked some magic a few years back for the BGP label on the Northern Soul tip – this time out doing his thing with prime funk from the late 60s & early 70s! Smith does a excellent job of mixing sample classics that helped build golden age hip hop, many deeper tracks – funk nuggets from The Blackbyrds, Billy Garner, Funk Inc, Spanky Wilson and many more! Vinyl version is not a continous mix like the CD – and works as a straight up, excellent funky compilation. Titles include "Cracklin' Bread" by Dave Hamilton, "It's My Thing"by Betty Moorer, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Ripple, "I Got Some" by Billy Garner", "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Of Broadway, "Skunk Juice" by Pazant Brothers, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation", "Tighten Up" by Roosevelt Matthews and more. 24 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBlues & Gospel From The Bandera, Laredo & Jerico Road Labels Of Chicago ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
If you think Vee Jay and Chess Records were the sole gatekeepers to Chicago blues in the 50s, then think again – because the city was filled with loads of great tiny labels turning out excellent work – such as the trio of imprints featured in this collection! Ace digs really deep this time around – and finally brings proper presentation to this rich material from the Bandera, Laredo, and Jerico Road labels – in a mix of blues and gospel recordings that definitely make the Windy City scene come alive again! The collection's probably two thirds blues, and one third gospel – both, like Chess or Vee Jay, recorded in a similar way – with similar studio elements – and titles include "Do You Love Me" and "Will You Forgive Me Baby" by Dusty Brown, "Mean Train" by Grover Pruitt, "All My Life" and "Chicago Jump" by Jimmy Lee Robinson, "She's A Problem" and "One Love Have I" by Bobby Davis, "Two Wings" by Elder Samuel Patterson, "Let God Abide" by The Faithful Wanderers, "Let Jesus Fix It" by The Space Spiritual Singers, and "Standing On The Highway" by The Norfleet Brothers. CD

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VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! 2LP set comes with a great set of notes on the inner sleeve – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture Vol 1 (2017 edition) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.98
An astounding set of heavy vibrations from Soul Jazz – in their ongoing series of collections focusing on great Jamaican music! This bouncing set takes a long, deep look at Dancehall culture, and accompanies a great book by Beth Lesser – sold separately, but a much-needed look at this later wave in Jamaican culture! While dance halls have existed in Jamaican music for years, the focus here is Dancehall with a capital D, from the early 80s on – when Jamaican music took a turn away from the heavier, sufferer's themes of the Roots era and became more interested in rocking good times! This set is filled with certified classics, guaranteed to ram the dance and capture the heavyweight title in any soundclash, all bouncing numbers from the pre-digital era through more stripped down Casio-driven treasures. 22 tracks in all, including "Bam Bam" by Yellowman, "Pumpkin Belly" by Tenor Saw, "Cu-Oonuh" by Reggie Stepper, "Agony" by Pinchers, "Diseases" by Michigan & Smiley, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Arleen" by General Echo, "Chop Chop" by Cutty Ranks, "M16" by Lone Ranger, "Trash & Ready" by Super Cat, "Soon Forward" by Gregory Isaacs, "World In A Music" by Ini Kamoze, "I'm Just A Dread/One Shut" by Jacob Miller & Trinity, "Wa Do Dem" by Eek A Mouse, "Only Woman DJ With A Degree" by Sister Nancy, "Uptown Girl" by Trinity, "Jump & Pawn" by Clint Eastwood, "Sensi Addict" by Horace Ferguson, "Mash You Down" by Cornel Campbell, and "Track Shoes" by General Echo. CD
(Check out the companion book by Beth Lesser Soul Jazz released in conjunction with this disc on our book pages!)

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VariousDoo Wop Soda Shop – Atmospheric & Romantic Harmony Sounds From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A really unique set of doo wop tracks from the classic years – one that has a slightly different format than some of the others on the market, as you might guess from the cover! These tunes are definitely sweet, but never too pop overall – and the titles all come from an extremely well-chosen batch of singles from a variety of labels and scenes – all to portray that special heartbreaking sound of early group soul – the sort that might well have been the biggest contribution that doo wop made to the legacy of harmony. The cuts on the set often have a slow-stepping, late nite feel – a moody vibe that often tells the tale of love found and love lost, but with vocal inflections that make each of these numbers a special standout on their own. There's 24 whopping tracks in all – with great sound, label scans, and titles that include "Remember" by Dennis & The Explorers, "Looking For You" by The Dukes, "For Your Love" by The Wanderers, "Along My Lonely Way" by The Utopians, "This Paradise" by The Bel-Aires, "Last Night I Dreamed" by The Fiestas, "The Night Is Quiet" by The Vocaleers, "Be Mine" by The Uptones, "Lonely One" by The Ravels, "Baby Be Mine" by The Melo Gents, and "Flames" by The Reminiscents. CD

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VariousGarage Daze – American Garage Rock From The 1960s (swirl colored vinyl) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ORG, 1960s. New Copy ... $26.99
Killer compilation with tracks by The Shadows Of Knight, "The Free, The Fenways, The Front Lines, The Mojo Men, The Bare Facts, The Vacant Lot, The Third Bardo, The Plunderers, Jay Brown and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on black & green swirl colored vinyl!)

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VariousGospel At Colonus ... LP
Warner, 1984. Sealed ... $6.99
Including performances by Clarence Fountain & The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, the Institutional Radio Choir, the JD Steele Singers, and JJ Farley & The Original Soul Stirrers. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeavy Flute – Funky Flute Grooves From The 60s And 70s ... CD
Label M/Atlantic, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Flutey! A great collection of funky flute tracks from the Atlantic label – probably the one record company that did the most for getting the flute into the funky jazz mainstream, thanks to work by its giants like Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, and Roland Kirk. Titles include "Eboness" by Yusef Lateef, "Push Push" by Herbie Mann, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Roland Kirk, "Nubian Lady" by Yusef Lateef, "Thirteenth Floor" by David Fathead Newman, "Sombrero Sam" by Charles Lloyd, "The Wiggler" by Leo Wright, "Let Her Go" by Hubert Laws, and "One Ton" by Roland Kirk. CD
(Out of print. Case has a small cutout notch.)

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VariousHexadic III ... LP
Drag City, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Timeless avant rock and otherwise underground sounds – compiled by Ben Chasny of Six Organs Of Admitance – with tracks by Jenks Miller, Moon Duo, Meg Baird & Charlie Saufley, Tim Wyskida & Marc Urselli, Tashi Dorji and more! It covers a lot creative territory, from melodic guitar and synth tunes, to freer, to sparer mood pieces, to freer improvised stuff, all of the highest quality and following the genuine creative spark of the artists themselves, not a single not to current trendiness here! Includes "Square Of The Sun" by Moon Duo, "Hanging Man" by Jenks Miller, "Protection Hex" by Meg Baird & Charles Saufley, "KO by Tashi Dorji, "Abandoned Problems" by Richard Youngs, "Solastalgia" by Stephen O'Malley, Tim Wyskida, Marc Urselli and " Zoa Pastorale " by Phil Legard. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther – partly because the music extends into the 70s, but also because the stylistic blend is even more amazing – as bigger-name singers mix with obscure artists, and major productions mingle with rare tracks from the indie world. The album's overflowing with great work – along with the great notes of other volumes too – and titles include "The World Is A Monster" by Doug Tubb, "Six Pallbearers" by Bob Gallion, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "God Please Protect America" by Seymore Weed, "Hellbound Train" by The Lumberjack with The Northwood Singers, "Room 333" by Ben Wasson & The Hardtimes, "Mammoth Cave Secret" by Charlie Stewart, "Daddy's Sick Again" by Arkey Blue, "Wrestlin With Satan" by Zero Jones, "Satan Must Get Along Without Me" by The Knight Brothers, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by GM Farley & The Foggy River Boys, and "Hillbilly Hades" by Texas Bill Strength. CD

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VariousJesus Rocked The Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel 1951 to 1965 ... CD
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early doo wop, but rise the lyrics towards more heavenly aims – while often imbuing the tunes with lots of earthy energy! All the tracks here are from the Vee Jay and Specialty Records labels – and in the case of Vee Jay especially, the well-chosen selection of tracks provides a long-overdue focus to tunes that have mostly been reissued for the spiritual market, and haven't gotten the kind of exposure in the soul scene that they've needed over the years! This collection really corrects that – handled by the excellent Craft division of Concord who've been giving us some great Stax reissues – and the package is overflowing with rare singles, a total of 40 tracks in all – accompanied by great notes in a really well-done package. Titles include "Let Jesus Lead You" by The Detroiters, "Let Me Ride" by The Staple Singers, "Ananais" by The Chosen Gospel Singers, "Wade In The Water" by Harmonizing Four, "This May Be The Last Time" by The Original Five Blind Boys, "Just Another Day" by Soul Stirrers, "I Am So Glad" by Patterson Singers, "I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This" by Highway QCs, "Move Upstairs" by The Gable-Airs, "Angels Watching Over Me" by The Detroiters, "The Lord's Prayer" by Swan Silvertones, "Sinner Run To Jesus (take 1)" by Soul Stirrers, and "People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing" by Original Blind Boys. CD

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VariousLooking Back – SAR Records ... LP
SAR/Cairo, Early 60s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2018
Classics by RH Harris, the Simms Twins, The Womack Brothers, The Valentinos, The Soul Stirrers and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew York Noise 2 – Music From The New York Underground 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
A second great dip into the arty New York scene of the punk, post-punk, and no wave years – and one that goes even farther than the first volume of New York Noise! This time around, Soul Jazz have gotten past the the obvious markers of the scene – and have dug deep to come up with some especially great nuggets lost in the shifting sands and record racks of the time. The vibe is a bit noisier than before, but there's still a fair bit of groove-conscious tunes – a great blend of experimental, arty, and post-punk party – really capturing the openly creative spirit of New York at the time. Our hats are off to Soul Jazz for going beyond those slightly bigger names who issued full albums – as they've really made an effort here to pull out tracks by groups you always hear mentioned, but who mostly just recorded the odd single or compilation track – usually for smaller and long-defunct labels. As always with Soul Jazz, the package features great notes on the music – and a total of 16 tracks that include "Ungawa (part 2)" by Pulsallama, "Hunter Gatherer" by Mofungo, "Not Bite" by Red Transistor, "Black Box Disco" from the soundtrack to Vortex, "Back Downtown" by Certain General, "Drastic Classicism" by Rhys Chatham, "Radio Rhythm (dub)" by Clandestine with Ned Sublette, "Move It Time" by Gliroius Strangers, "Tiger Stripes" by Felix (with Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano), "My Hands Are Yellow" by Del-Byzanteens (with Jim Jarmusch), "Tanajura" by Don King, "Sham Shack" by UT, and "I Am Not Seeing That You Are Here" by Jill Kroesen. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousParis In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole new generation of younger French musicians, singers, artists, and intellectuals were really making themselves known in bold new ways! You'll recognize a few names here – like Serge Gainsbourg or Brigitte Fontaine – but the collection goes way beyond those bigger names, and features loads of obscure artists from the scene that will be a real revelation. The collection was done by the same Saint Etienne team that gave us the excellent English Weather and Songs For The Carnegie Deli compilations on Ace – and titles include "L'Elu" by Ilous & Decuyper, "La Metaphore" by Jacques Dutronc, "Looking For You" by Nin Ferrer, "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortex, "Couleurs" by Leonie, "Leslie Simone" by William Sheller, "Litanies" by Triangle, "Baleines" by Francois De Roubaix, "Lileth" by Leonie, "Ystor" by Ys, "Chanson Pour Que Tu M'Aimes U Peu" by France Gall, "Le Victime" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Les Adventures Extraordinaires D'Un Ballet De Banque" by Bernard Lavilliers, "Helicoptere" by Mireille Darc, "Les Garde Violent Au Secours Du Roi (alt version)" by Jean Claude Vannier, and "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli. CD
Also available Paris In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousParis In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole new generation of younger French musicians, singers, artists, and intellectuals were really making themselves known in bold new ways! You'll recognize a few names here – like Serge Gainsbourg or Brigitte Fontaine – but the collection goes way beyond those bigger names, and features loads of obscure artists from the scene that will be a real revelation. The collection was done by the same Saint Etienne team that gave us the excellent English Weather and Songs For The Carnegie Deli compilations on Ace – and titles include "L'Elu" by Ilous & Decuyper, "La Metaphore" by Jacques Dutronc, "Looking For You" by Nin Ferrer, "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortex, "Couleurs" by Leonie, "Leslie Simone" by William Sheller, "Litanies" by Triangle, "Baleines" by Francois De Roubaix, "Lileth" by Leonie, "Ystor" by Ys, "Chanson Pour Que Tu M'Aimes U Peu" by France Gall, "Le Victime" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Les Adventures Extraordinaires D'Un Ballet De Banque" by Bernard Lavilliers, "Helicoptere" by Mireille Darc, "Les Garde Violent Au Secours Du Roi (alt version)" by Jean Claude Vannier, and "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paris In The Spring – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD 12.99

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VariousReturn Of Funk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Super Rare, Slinky & Funky Female Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 22.99
Female funk galore – and one of the greatest all-girl compilations we've ever heard! The set's a brilliant follow-up to the first Funk Soul Sisters set on BGP – but we've gotta say that we like it even better than the first, and really appreciate the wide range of unusual tunes collected on the set! There's a depth here that goes way past the obvious – a love of bad-rapping funky female soul that digs deeper, and comes up with some key gems that explode cliches and really expand our love of the music. Titles include both rare album and single tracks pulled from a variety of American indies of the late 60s and early 70s – and although many are by familiar artists, they offer up a side of their talents you really wouldn't expect! Titles include "Easily Persuaded" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Family Tree" by Little Rose Little, "Who Told You" by Jackie Moore, "That's How I Feel" by The Sisters Of Righteous, "Ain't No Love Lost" by Patti Jo, "Love Connection" by Annette Snell, "Gotta Get Away" by Harolyn Montgomery, "Just A Mistake" by The Ebonettes, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "It's My Thing" by Betty Moorer, "Speed Ticket" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Get On Up & Do It Baby" by Marie Adams, and "Jesse Joe" by Jean Knight. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSalut Les Copains – 1963 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1963. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1963 volume include "J'Ai Un Secret A Te Dire" by Lucky Blondo, "Da Doo Ron Ron" by Frank Alamo, "Pour Moi Lsa Vie Va Commencer" by Johnny Hallyday, "Donne Tes Seize Ans" by Dany Logan, "Si J'Avais Un Mrteau" by Claude Francois, "Il N'En Restera Rien" by Leny Escuerdo, "Cry Baby" by Garnet Mimms, "Ne Sois Pas Si Bete" by France Gall, "Can I Get A Witness" by Marvin Gaye, "Demain Tu Te Maries" by Patricia Carli, "Vilaines Filles Mauvais Garcons" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Eux" by Dalida, "Pour Oublier Qu'On S'Est Amie" by Nino Ferrer, "Heatwave" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Reviens Vite Et Oublie" by Les Surfs, and "L'Appareil A Sous" by Brigitte Bardot. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousWe Remember Sam Cooke ... CD
Blues Interactions (Japan), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
16 tracks from LC Cooke, Clay Hammond, Willie Rogers, Little Johnny Taylor, Billy Perry & the Soul Stirrers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYet Mo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great mix of funky jazz, jazzy funk, and funky soul – all pulled from the Atlantic catalog of the 60s, and including some very tasty numbers that were only ever issued as funky 45s! The set's one of the nicest in the great Mod Jazz series on Ace, and it's the only one to feature Atlantic material, which rarely ever gets the same funky treatment as other labels from the 60s. Titles include "The Sidewinder" by Tamiko Jones & Herbie Mann, "Do It To Death" by Jackie Ivory, "Jet Set" by Dave Pike, "Fever" by Esther Phillips, "Jam Up Twist" by Tommy Ridgely, "Sticks & Stones (part 1)" by Gene Ludwig, "Bloodshot" by Hubert Laws, "Sombrero Sam" by Charles Lloyd, "The Foolkiller" by Mose Allison, "One Note Samba" by MJQ & Laurindo Almeida, "It's A Funky Thing – Right On (part 1)" by Herbie Mann, "Watermelon Man Ska" by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, "Trese Lobos" by Mark III Trio, "You're The Boss" by LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks, "Burnin Coal" by Les McCann, and "Twist City" by Matthew Gee & Johnny Griffin. 26 cuts in all – and like finding a jukebox that's lain dormant in a jazz lounge for 30 years! CD

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✨✧ Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing on Polydor.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of stardom here – as differing artists get their time to shine in the spotlight while others recede a bit from track to track – but not in the kind of "leader with guests" version of older soundsystem albums – and instead maybe more as a cosmic vision for the future. Other singers include Asheber, Big Sharer, Ego Ella May, and Oscar Jerome – and musicians include Dylan Jones on trumpet, Moses Boyd on drums, and Nubya Garcia and James Mollison on tenor. Titles include "Starting Today", "Almost Went Too Far", "London's Face", "Ragify", "Outro", and "Mollison Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Starting Today ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ BlundettoBad Bad Things ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length from Blundetto – a Parisian radio programmer and artist showing impeccable taste here – with a slyly dubby and reggae & soul influenced groove and featuring collaborations with The Budos Band horns, Chico Mann, Tommy Guerrero, Lateef The Truthspeaker, Shawn Lee, Genreal Elektricks and Hindi Zahra! Blundetto shares compositional credits with the guest, and it has the feel of collaboration with that atmopherically soulful core groove. Really nice work for the Heavenly Sweetness label! Titles including the Blundetto cover of the Bob James classic "Nautilus" plus "Voices", "Mustang", "Mi Condena", "Cuban Shirt", "Party Animals". "White Birds", "Ken Park", "My One Girl", "Bad BadThings" and "Sunset Stroll". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesExcursions – Remixes & Rare Grooves ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Rhino, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key addition to any collection of The Brand New Heavies! The set features remixes of some of the group's best tracks, plus a few older and rarer cuts, and some other favorites. Titles include "Mind Trips (BNH rmx)", "Bang", "Brother Sister (Angel rmx)", "Keep Together (Jan Kincaid version)", "O Fa Fu", "Keep It Coming", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Worlds Keep Spinning", "Close To You", "Country Funkin", "Dream On Dreamer (Angel rmx)", and "Forever (Soulpower rmx)". CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)

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✨✧ RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and accompanied by little more than foot stomps and handclaps! Really vital stuff, whether you're hearing RL Burnside for the first time, and finding this after more famous later recordings. Includes "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Goin' Down South", "Come On In", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Jumper On The Line", "Hobo Blues", "Sat Down On My Bnd And Cried" and more, LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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✨✧ Cachao's Mambo All StarsComo Siempre ... CD
Eventus, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Israel Cachao Lopez may have left us in recent years, but the spirit of his music lives on beautifully – thanks to the work of his Mambo All Stars group! The combo's directed by Germain Piferrer, who also handles the arrangements – and most of the music here echoes with the older Cuban sounds that Cachao first helped pioneer many years back – a very jazzy take on Afro-Cuban music, presented here with a hip lineup of saxes, trombones, trumpet, and flute – plus plenty of percussion too! Jorge Luis Sosa plays piano in the group, and vocals are by Tony Columbie and Dnaiel Palacio – on titles that include "Cunde", "Contigo Voy", "Dulce Guayaba", "Tun Tun", "Maria G", "El Platanal De Bartolo", "La Guajira", and "El Amor Te Llego". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eno/Moebius/Roedelius/PlankBegegnungen II ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second collection of 70s collaborations between Brian Eno, Conny Plank, and the team of Moebieus and Roedelius – pulled from a variety of recordings done at Plank's legendary studios over the course of a number of different albums! The format here varies from track to track, as different members of the quartet come together in minimal explorations of electric sound and space that was one of the best post-prog legacies of the German scene. Gentler waves are juxtaposed nicely with darker tones – none too over the top, but just enough to flesh out the record with a depth that goes far beyond simple atmospherics. Titles include "Fur Luise", "Hasenheide", "Langer Atem", "Conditionerer", "Speed Display", "Mr Livingstone", and "Broken Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganEclypso (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty lively set of trio material recorded by Flanagan in New York in 1977, with backing by Elvin Jones and George Mraz. The set features a number of bop-heavy tunes – like "Oleo", "Confirmation", and "Relaxin At Camarillo" – plus the great title cut "Eclypso", and a moody reading of Tom McIntosh's excellent "The Cup Bearers". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ GQFace To Face ... LP
Arista, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully solid grooving from GQ – an album issued a few years after their bigger hits, but still plenty great overall! The trio have a great way of laying out a sweet harmony without getting too cloying, nor too poppy – and the best cuts here glide along beautifully in a mellow or midtempo mode! There's a tightness here that reminds us of Tavares or The Main Ingredient at their best – but a bit more modern soul overall, and often with a very slight nod towards the growing 80s groove mode. Titles include "Face To Face", "I Love", "Sad Girl", "Shy Baby", "Shake", "You've Got The Floor", "Dark Side Of The Sun", and "Boogie Shoogie Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stain on one conrer and a thin stain along the opening.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockChicago 1981 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hi Hat, 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great slice of Herbie Hancock from the early 80s – a broadcast performance recorded during the height of his electric years, but one that's a great reminder of his acoustic talents too! This set's no Rockit performance – and instead, it features an excellent group that includes a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – almost a quartet transformation of the acoustic trio that would open up and make magic on a Japanese session of the time – but flowing with an even deeper soul overall. Titles include "Sister Cheryl", "The Sorcerer", "Round Midnight", and "Eye Of The Hurricane" – plus a "Tony Williams Drum Solo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed! Plus, cover is a cool uni-pack – just like the original album!)
Also available Speak Like A Child ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ David & Joe HenryFurious Cool – Richard Pryor & The World That Made Him (hardcover) ... Book
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly insightful Richard Pryor biography from interesting pair of biographers – brothrers David and Joe Henry! David Henry is a screenwriter, his brother Joe Henry is from the music world – known for his own artful singer-songwriter work, and especially his production work, for diverse artists ranging from Ani DeFranco, to Bettye Lavette! The book as as much of an exploration of the world around Richard, and the one that resulted from his immensive influence, as it is a straight biography, and it's worthy read! Hardcover, 298 pages. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersBrother Brother Brother (Jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
T Neck, 1972. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool jukebox e.p. for this great album by the Isleys! The e.p. has the original cover of the LP, and includes the tracks "Brother, Brother", "Love Put Me On The Corner", "Keep On Walkin", "Sweet Seasons", and "Put A Little Love In Your Heart". Very nice stuff, and a version that's rarer than the original LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a small piece of yellowed tape on back.)
Also available
Brother Brother Brother ... LP 9.99
Brother Brother Brother ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Belisario LopezBelisario Lopez Y Su Orquesta ... LP
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features vocals from Vicente Consuegra and Osvaldo Basora – on titles that include "Se Han Olvidado", "No Me Dejes De Querer", "Que Bueno Seria", "Buscate Un Chino", "La Ultima Rumba", and the great descarga "Vamanos Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – but cover has some light wear and a bit of tape.)

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✨✧ Augustus PabloKing David's Melody ... LP
Greensleeves, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A spiritual classic from Augustus Pablo – and a set that some consider his masterpiece! The album has Pablo completely in charge – producing, arranging, and really getting a chance to make the kind of music that showcases his righteous vision – instrumentals that have his own melodica in the lead, soloing beautifully over dubby rhythms – and with a deeper mission than just providing grooves for the dancefloors and the clubs. The overall sound is completely sublime – almost other-worldly at times – at a level that puts Pablo in the same heady territory of artists who include Sun Ra and Mulatu – and titles include "Rocker's Mood", "Sufferers Trod", "Zion High", "West Abyssinia", "Israel In Harmony", "Revelation Time", and "Corner Stone Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Amanda PetrusichDo Not Sell At Any Price – The Wild Obsessive Hunt For The World's Rarest 78 rpm Records (hardcover) ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fascinating look at the small-but-fervent world of the 78rpm collector – a musical underground that represents the first real step forward for vinyl culture (even though the format's not technically vinyl) – and which has remained surprisingly strong well into the 21st Century! Amanda Petrusich mixes history with some especially great snapshots on different scenes in 78rpm culture – going back to some of the key early collectors who helped enrich an understanding of early 20th Century music, while also often paying it forward – as in the case of John Fahey or Harry Smith – and she follows the scene into more recent years, where a surprising amount of revival activity has given us clearer and clearer pictures of the music of the 20s and 30s than we might ever have thought possible. If you're a record digger, you'll find plenty of familiar names in the book – and if you're a fan at all of older jazz, blues, folk, or hillbilly music – you'll also find a lot of context for the ways you now have access to those sounds. 260 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Eliana PittmanEstrela E Lua Nova ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lively soulful samba from Eliana Pittman – a Brazilian singer that never lets us down! Although Eliana can sometimes record in a rootsier mode, the style here is a very hip blend of samba roots with some of the groovier styles of arrangement used in Brazilian music at the end of the 60s – a bit like a female take on the styles of Wilson Simonal, with equally wonderful results! In addition to the expected percussion, the instrumentation also includes some great horns and even a bit of organ – and Eliana really stretches out on tunes that include "Que Maravilha", "Summertime", "Se Voce Pensa", "Vou Morrer De Rir", "Viva A Vida", "Estrela E Lua Nova", and "Fim De Tarde". CD

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✨✧ Daniel PonceNew York Now! ... CD
Celluloid, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stripped-down rootsy session – similar to some of the sparer Afro-Cuban traditionalist sides that were coming out of New York in the early 80s. Ponce put the set together, and other players include Paquito D'Rivera, Jose Trapaga, Joe De Jesus, Nelson Rodriguez, and Bill Laswell. Most tracks feature spare conga and percussion jams – and titles include "Basta De Cuentos", "Invacion De 80", "Cojelo Suave", "Africa Contemporanea", and "Solo Para Ti". CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Rising StormCalm Before (mono) ... CD
Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The one-and-only album by The Rising Storm – a rare gem with a reputation so strong, the frenzy over the few rare original copies out there has been anything but calm in collector circles over the years! What makes the record so great is how seamlessly this super young band – who were still in high school when they made it– manages to so seamlessly blend raucous garage rock, raw psych, and some surprisingly delicate melodies all in the same set, rivaling far more famous standard bearers of those genres, even though Rising Storm were doing it for fun and were still seniors in high school! Includes "Don't Look Back", "To LN/Who Doesn't Know", "I'm Coming Home', "A Message To Pretty", "Big Boss Man", "Mr. Wind", "The Rain Falls Down", "Baby Please Don't Go" and more. 12 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliErcole Al Centro Della Terra ... CD
CAM/Digitmovies (Italy), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hercules journeys to the center of the earth – and gets some great support by an inventive early soundtrack from Armando Trovajoli! The sound here is a lot darker than usual – especially if you only know Trovajoli's late 60s comedic soundtracks – and the instrumentation is especially striking for its juxtaposition of simple, but powerful elements – sometimes used in ways that almost evoke early electronics! At times, the record has a more conventional orchestral sort of approach – but at others, Trovajoli strips things down nicely – isolating sparer elements and hanging them in mid-air with a really eerie quality. Like all of the excellent reissues on the Digitmovies label, the CD features a huge amount of tracks and a great booklet in color. Tracks include "Titoli", "Apparizione Di Ercole", "L'Oracolo", "Ombre Dell'Ade", "Appesi Al Vuoto", "Anima Perduta", "Arrivo Ad Ecalia", and "Ercole Contro Lyco". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoCaetanear ... LP
Fontana (Brazil), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little compilation of work by Caetano – featuring tunes pulled from the late 70s and early 80s, not his most crazy or striking years, but a time when he was really pulling himself together, and recording some incredibly well-written songs. Titles include "Odara", "O Quereres", "Beleza Pura", "Eclipse Oculto", "Qualquer Coisa", "Luz Do Sol", "Sampa", and "Lua E Estrela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small import sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 5 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The set's billed as "the perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach", but it's way more than that – and besides, when we always used to go to the beach, all the radios were always blaring classic rock or mainstream pop – and this collection is way way deeper than that! Guts have hand-picked all the tracks themselves – and the music is a sweet blend of jazzy and groovy styles from around the world – with an especially strong representation of the kind of post-colonial sounds that broke big on the European scene in the early 80s, served up here in tunes from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Martinique, Malaysia, and other points global! Titles include a great soca remake of "Sweetest Taboo" by Rebles – plus "Tonight" by Sookie with Jeannine Otis, "LA Nights" by Yasuko Agawa, "Sweet Dole" by Andre Marie Tala, "Lite Low" by Tyna Onwudiwe, "And We'll Make Love" by Ricardo Marrero & The Group, "Femmes Pays Douces" by Raphael Toine, "Teardrops & Wine" by Salero, "War For Ground" by Momo Joseph, "Pasto" by Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language, "I Need You Now" by Robert Riggins, "Dreams Of Love" by Claude Genteuil, and "Si T'Es Mal Dans Ta Peau" by Koko Ateba. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (5CD Box Set) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible document of a key genre in 50s jazz on record – the jam session tradition, recorded beautifully for Verve records by the legendary Norman Granz! The idea of a jam session was nothing new at the time, of course, but it was mostly a live phenomenon – known to players from concerts and club dates, or presented on vinyl by Granz, in his celebrated Jazz At The Philharmonic sessions. These dates mark a move into the studio by Granz – one that captures the same sort of energy and unique pairings of musicians that went down in the live sessions, with the added benefit of studio technology to make the work sound even clearer, and more intimate. The 5CD set brings together all 9 Jam Session albums – packaged beautifully in a slipcase with original album cover art, and a full 72 page booklet on the musicians, sessions, and titles included. Players include nearly everyone who might have worked for Verve in the 50s – Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Buddy DeFranco, and countless others – and titles include "Jam Blues", "Funky Blues", "Apple Jam", "Blues For The Count", "Jamming For Clef", "Rose Room", "Blue Lou", and "Lullaby In Rhythm" – all in very long versions! CD
(Out of print. In the original metal frame – in great shape! Still sealed, too!)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Super Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While this is the sort of collection labels churn out as a loss leader, to spark interest in their artists, it actually plays as a nice set of modern jazz from the mid 60s. Leaning towards the sort of bluesy soulful numbers that would win over a new audience, this set is a nice picture of how wonderful the jazz side of the Atlantic catalog was: John Coltrane's "Equinox", Charles Lloyd's "Sombrero Sam", Hank Crawford's "Whispering Grass", Ray Charles & David Newman's "Hard Times", Herbie Mann's "Philly Dog", Jack McDuff's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Yusef Lateef's "Russell & Eliot". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLowercase Sound 2000 ... CD
Bremsstrahlung, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print limited edition. There is a second copy of each CD in this package, most likely, inadvertently added by the manufacturer. Bonus!)
 
 
 



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