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Rick JamesStreet Songs/Throwin' Down ... CD
Gordy, 1981. Used ... $19.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and comercially – and actually got over far better than his more blantant attempts at crossover hits both earlier and later than this classic set! Indeed, the record that put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets in the early 80s, and features the super-huge funk pop tune "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup it up for the masses! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesReflections ... CD
Motown, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kind of a "best of plus" set from Rick James – featuring some of his older work for Motown, plus a few new numbers to round out the set! As usual, the whole thing's written, arranged, and produced by the Super Freak himself – with that bass-heavy pop-funk groove that Rick virtually invented! Titles include "Super Freak", "You & I", "Mary Jane", "Dance Wit Me", "Give It To Me Baby", "You Turn Me On", "Bustin Out", "Fire & Desire", "Oh What A Night", and "17". CD
(Out of print.)
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Process & The Doo RagsColorful Changes ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A second set of Time-like groovers from Process & The Doo Rags – a near-lost mid 80s harmony group, produced and arranged by Rick James, with a sound that's clearly going for the Morris Day groove! The group began as a James side-project – a male act, to add to his roster next to the Mary Jane Girls – but they've got a strength of their own that really comes through on this set! The group are hardly a copycat act – and really show some variety on the second half of the set, which features work by Leroy Burgess and Aleem on a few cuts – which helps bring in a varied 80s groove for the group's catchy vocals. Titles include "Satisfy My Love", "Forever", "Call Me Up", "Sexy Dancer", "I Promise To Remember", and "Stage Lights". CD

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 34.99
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD
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Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP 69.99
Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP 61.99

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✨✧ VariousFunk Classics – The 80s ... CD
Rebound, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Rick James, George Clinton, the Bar Kays, the Gap Band, Skyy, the Brothers Johnson, Kurtis Blow, Howard Johnson, Carl Carlton, Kool & the Gang & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFunk Classics – The 70's ... CD
Rebound/Polygram, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Kool & the Gang, Parliament, the Gap Band, Cameo, James Brown, the Brother Johnson, the Bar Kays, Rick James, Mandrill, Fred Wesley & the JBs, Billy Collins & Lyn Collins. CD

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✨✧ Teena MarieOoh La La – The Epic Anthology ... CD
Epic/ (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A set that shines a much-needed light on the second great chapter of Teena Marie's career – the time when she departed Motown for Epic Records – leaving behind mentor Rick James, and taking a lot more control of her music overall! At the end of the 70s, Teena forged a version of female funky soul that so many others would copy in the following decade – but on these sides, she reminds us that she can still do it better than the rest – able to stay true to her roots while trying on some new grooves – especially as the 90s approached, and Marie found a way to continue to freshen up her sound. Those later years show a keen ear for some of the better changes in mainstream R&B – including a growing ear for mellower groovers – and the 2CD package is divided into one disc of funkier tracks, and another of those sweet midtempo cuts. Many tracks here are also unusual mixes from singles – and titles include "Since Day One (Jazzie's radio version)", "Lovergirl (special 12" dance mix)", "Playboy (12" rmx)", "Starchild", "Work It (ext LP mix)", "Fix It (12" mix)", "Dear Lover", "Casanova Brown", "Miracles Need Wings To Fly", "If I Were A Bell (ext version)", "Love Me Down Easy (12" version)", "Just Us Two (garage mix)", "Bad Boy (house arrest mix)", "Here's Looking At You (12" mix)", "14K (ext dance mix)", "Surrealistic Pillow (sexy pillow rmx)", "Lips To Find You (ext version)", and "Soulmates", which was recorded with QT Hush. CD
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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther ... CD
Interscope, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure was on to deliver a relevant soundtrack. What's stunning is how creatively uncompromising it is, with sharp, lyrically pointed tracks by Kendrick Lamar – and with no watering things down to PG-13 on this unedited version – plus tracks by Schoolboy Q, Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Ab-Soul and more. Kendrick headlines or guests on several tracks including the title track, "All The Stars" with SZA, "King's Dead" with Jay-Rock, Future & James Blake, "Big Shot" with Travis Scott and "Pray For Me" with Weeknd. Other tracks include "Opps" by Vince Staples, "I Am" with Jorja Smith, "X" by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi and more. CD

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VariousPatrick Joseph Music Inc ... CD
Patrick Joseph Music, Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Alabama, Suzy Bogguss, Boy Howdy, Brooks & Dunn, Mark Chesnutt, Ty Herndon, Brett James, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire & more. CD

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD
Also available Eventual Reality ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ James Taylor QuartetIn The Hand Of The Inevitable (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1995. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of the 90s – an instant-classic soul set from the James Taylor Quartet, working here at the height of their powers! James and his group hit a classic vibe that sounds somewhere in between Johnny Hammond's Gears LP and some of the other great records on Fantasy. James' organ and Fender Rhodes are produced super-well, and are backed by funky styles of production that open it up way past the usual flat funk sound that he gets on his first few soul-based records. The whole thing grooves like a non-stop train, and with Alison Limerick on vocals on a few cuts, you can be sure that it's got a nice soulful vibe. Soaring instrumentals abound, and the vocal cuts have that classic soul sound that will have you wondering whether or not you've heard them before, and whether they're actually new material, or lost treasures from another age! It's all good – and some of our favorite cuts include "3 Mile Island", "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Journey", "Stepping Into My Life", and "In The Hand Of The Inevitable". CD

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✨✧ James MoodyJames Moody's Hi Fi Party ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Moody – and a larger session than usual – one that shows his strong talents with an expanded lineup! Moody's working here with players that have a definite Dizzy Gillespie Big Band bent – including trumpeter Dave Burns, trombonist William Shepherd, baritonist Pee Wee Moore, and pianist Jimmy Boyd – but they're working with Moody in a groove that's got equal parts modern alongside the bop, in a way that makes for some complicated arrangements that bristle with electricity. There's almost a bit of Gigi Gryce or Benny Golson in the spirit of the set – and Moody's work on alto is an especially good example of this on the record. Eddie Jefferson makes a great vocal appearance on "Disappointed" – and other tracks include "Little Ricky", "Big Ben", "Show Eyes", "Hard To Get", and "And You Called My Name". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousYou Heard It Here First – 26 Classics From The 50s & 60s In Their Original Pre-hit Versions ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A novel idea for a stylistically rich compilation of classic tunes – in most cases far lesser known late 50s and 60s original (or if not always original, very early) versions of songs made famous by the superstars to come! The songs range from uptempo soul, to early rock, to loungey groovers, to gutbuckety blues – and each track brings pure freshness back into many songs you probably never need to hear again in their more famous incarnations!!! Includes "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Suspicious Minds" by Mark James, "Wild Thing" by The Wild Things, "I Fought The Law" by The Crickets, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs, "A Groovy Kind Of Love" by The Mindbenders, "Something Stupid" by Carson & Gaile and more. 26 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Dee Felice TrioIn Heat ... CD
King/Bethlehem, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of soul jazz piano instrumentals – produced by James Brown! The Dee Felice Trio were a groovy combo from Cincinnati, and James Brown took a shine to them at some point in the late 60s. They backed James on one record, but their big moment was this album – which had James producing, and the group grooving nicely on some hard piano jammers! The sound's a lot more stripped-down than usual for James, but the groove is very nice! Includes an excellent funky version of "There Was A Time", a great cover of Marcos Valle's "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", and the tracks "Summer In The City", "In Heat", "Both Sides Now", and "Never". Darn hard to find, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw Quintet Vol 1 – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late live Woody Shaw – completely on fire, and spinning things out with the soaring spiritual energy of his early 70s albums on Muse! The setting is fantastic – long tracks that not only let Shaw blow with non-stop imagination and soulful lyricism, but which also have room for a young Steve Turre to really find his voice on trumpet – in a lineup that also includes Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums – all players who sound even better here on record than they do on paper! The material has only been issued to the market many years after Shaw's early passing, but we'd easily rank this with some of our favorite classics by the trumpeter – and we hope you'll agree after hearing the tunes "Katrina Ballerina", "To Kill A Brick", "Sunbath", and "Joshua C". CD

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✨✧ Bunky GreenPlayin For Keeps/Testifyin Time ... CD
Cadet/Lonehill (Spain), 1965/1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from an alto player with a very unique conception – a player who was unlike Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, or some of his precursors on the instrument – and instead really took off in bold new directions, like Lou Donaldson or fellow Chicagoan Sonny Cox in the mid 60s! On the album Playin For Keeps, Bunky's got a very sharp edge on his horn – one that's deft and skillful, but never too boppish. Instead, he really uses space and timing to carve out a new sort of groove – one that's punctuated slightly by the rhythms of the combo, but which also firmly takes its cue from Bunky's own forcefully blown horn. Players here include Cleveland Eaton on bass, Willie Pickins on piano, and Harold Jones on drums – and titles include "Playin For Keeps", "Mi Compasion", "Brazilano", "Mama Looka Boo Boo", and "What Can I Do". Testifyin Time is a really great little record – and one that goes way past the hokey soul jazz reference you might guess from the title! Bunky Green's definitely "testifyin" on the set – but he's really moving past 60s soul jazz cliches, and never falling into some of the too-gospelly notes of some of his contemporaries. Instead, he finds a great space between hardbop, modern jazz, and more soulful moments – all delivered with a hip freshness that's right up there with some of his best contemporaries on the Argo/Cadet label at the time. Thank Chicago for that quality – and the combo on the record, which includes Marshall Thompson on drums, Cleveland Eaton on bass, James Meyer on tenor, and Walter Strickland on trumpet. Titles include "Tamra", "Orbit Six", "My Ship", and "Tweedlee Dee". CD features 17 tracks in all – including one bonus track, "Step High", recorded in 1960 with Wynton Kelly. CD
(Out of print.)

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