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Rita AbatziI'm Burning, I'm Burning – Beautiful & Haunting Greek Urban Songs 1933 to 1937 ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 30s. New Copy ... $8.99
Forget that you can't understand the language, forget that you may not have heard the style before – this music is amazing, and completely captivating right from the start! Rita Abatzi has this incredibly moving voice that goes way beyond the barriers of language or culture – quite powerful, but never in an overdone way – just filled with feelings inflected by these deft twists and turns that match the light folksy stringed instrumentation of the tunes – played with tones that are every bit as blue and melancholy as Rita's vocals. The approach is very unique, and goes way beyond any other Greek music of this nature we've heard – and translated titles include "Two Hearts Pained", "In The River My Clothes", "The Doe", "I Can't Cry Anymore", "Mother Please Don't Send Me To America", and "Girl From Lalio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes!)

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Rita LeeBuild Up/Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do RestoDa Sua Vida/Atras De Porto Tem Uma Cidade (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1970/1972/1974. Used 3CD ... $32.99
The first three solo albums from Os Mutantes singer Rita Lee – all work that really follows in a great vibe from her key contributions to the Tropicalia scene! Build Up has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after leaving the Velvet Underground. Arrangements have a weird twisted edge – as Rita makes her way through a set of originals and a few covers, in an almost deadpan, ice-blond mode that reminds us of some of Jane Birkin's early work. Arrangements are by the great Rogerio Duprat, and titles include "Sucesso, Aqui Vou Eu", "Prisioneira Do Amor", "Hulla Hulla", "Tempo Nublado", "Precisamos De Irmaos", and "Calma" – plus a nice cover of "And I Love Him". On Hoje E Primeiro, Lee is clearly the star of the show – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". On Atras Do Porto, Lee hits a sort of space rock sound, with a weird set of materials that sort of mixes an early 70's space rock guitar sound with Wings-like production for a more pop feel. Our Portuguese is terrible, so we can't read the lyrics and get hip to the concept, but the inside cover has the band looking kind of like refugees from Spinal Tap or something. With the cuts "Tem Uma Cidade", "Menino Bonito", "Mame Natureza", and "Eclipse Do Cometa". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Burt Bacharach ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful recording of Burt Bacharach classics – done by Dutch singer Rita Reys, in a setting that makes the album one of her best from the 70s! Rita's got this airy, open style of vocalizing – a bit like Morgana King, but not as heavily handed – and that style really turns out to be perfect for Burt's music – as Reys kind of flows, steps, and drifts over the tunes with effortless ease – at a level that's maybe even better that Dionne Warwick's famous interpretations of the material. Arrangements by Rogier Van Otterloo also match the mode just right – full orchestrations, but always very light – kind of pillowy, right underneath Rita's voice – gently gliding through tunes that include "Windows Of The World", "This Girl's In Love With You", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "A House Is Not A Home", "One Less Bell To Answer", and "Paper Mache". CD

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Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Michel Legrand ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Dutch singer Rita Reys takes on the work of French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – and the result is one of her greatest albums of the 70s! Rita's take on Legrand's work is a bit different than some of her contemporaries – a bit more fluid, and somewhat emotive – almost more so than the original Legrand recordings used for film soundtracks. But it's also that approach which makes these tunes stand out nicely – a presentation that adds a new level of feeling to the music, and which is augmented by some great guest work by Louis Van Dyke on piano and Toots Thielemans on harmonica! Arrangements are by Rogier Van Otterloo, and include a few tracks with added voices behind Rita's lead. Rita sings in English throughout – and titles include "Ask Yourself Why", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Where Is The Love", "The Hands Of Time", "Pieces Of Dreams", "The Years Of My Youth", and "The Summer Knows". CD

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Wilson Simonal/Osmar MilitoNana/Rita Jeep ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About June 1, 2015 (delayed)
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✨✧ Rita MorenoWarm Wild Wonderful ... LP
Wynne, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Rita LeeRita Lee ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's 1980, and Rita Lee's days in Os Mutantes are way behind her. Here, she's peforming a batch of jazz and pop numbers, in a style that's similar to some of the recordings that Gal Costa was doing at the same time. Most of the tracks were written in collaboration with Roberto De Carvalho, and the production is fairly electric. There's a great moody track called "Shangrila", which features some nice spacey keyboards under an acoustic guitar – and other titles include "Orra Meu", "Joao Ninguem", and "Caso Serio". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rita Lee & Tutti FruttiFruto Proibido ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the first records that has Rita emerging to become one of the big female rock singers of Brazil – done in a style that's pretty straight, with some elements of older rock, and a tightly produced LA-style sound. The songs have some pretty good hooks, and Rita's overall style is a bit like Linda Rondstat at the same time – although a bit hipper. Titles include "O Toque", "Ovelha Negra", "Pirataria", "Dancar Pra-nao Dancar", and "Carto Postal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". CD

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✨✧ Rita Reys with Johnny GriffinThat Old Feeling ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really special session from Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys – one that not only features familiar accompaniment from the trio of pianist Pim Jacobs, but which also includes some key tenor work from the great Johnny Griffin! By this point in her career, Rita had recorded quite often with Jacobs – and the duo had a relaxed, comfortable approach with each other – so the inclusion of Griffin really makes the record stand out from the pack, and has a deeper sense of soulfulness when Johnny steps in and brings his magical tenor into play! The Griffin solos are surprisingly strong, given the setting – well-crafted with the sort of subtle genius he was really displaying at this point in his career. Titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Mr Wonderful", "Poor Butterfly", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Isn't It Romantic". CD
 
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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico BuarqueChico Buarque Ao Vivo Paris – Le Zenith ... CD
BMG, 1990. Used ... $8.99
Live work by Chico Buarque – a surprisingly nice set overall, and a great demonstration of the way the energy of his live albums almost took over force from his studio sets at this point in his career! The double-length performance features some great musical direction from Cristovao Bastos – and mixes together some of Chico's more upbeat modes with other tunes that have a moodier feel, quite spare, dark, and somber – touching on a side of Chico that's not always heard in studio work from the time! Titles include "Vai Passar", "O Que Sera", "Joao E Maria", "Rio 42", "Todo O Sentimento", "Partido Alto", "Desalento", and "A Rita". Amazing package, too – comes in a hardcover book-style jacket, with a bonus 42 page book that also includes full color images, with lots of vintage photos, plus notes on the record in Portuguese! The whole thing's sort of an update of the old Abril Cultural style of the 70s – brought into the CD generation. CD
(Out of print. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Joe CockerJoe Cocker! (1969) ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
A landmark album from Joe Cocker – and a set that took blue-eyed soul in a whole new direction at the end of the 60s! The album's a surprising stunner all the way through – one that really gets past some of the overdone Cocker cliches that held on a bit too strongly in later years – served up here in relative simplicity, with core backing by Chris Stainton and The Grease Band, plus some key LA help from Leon Russell, and a bevy of backup singers that includes Merry Clayton, Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, and Patrice Holloway. Russell co-produced the set, and his soulful touch definitely helps do a lot for Cocker's already-amazing vocals – adding in an undercurrent of funk that wasn't heard on Joe's first album. Titles include a classic remake of "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window", plus "Delta Lady", "Something", "That's Your Business Now", "Hitchcock Railway", "Dear Landlord", "Darling Be Home Soon", and "Hello Little Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has faded initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! And as an added bonus, you get 5 bonus cuts: demos of "Cultura E Civilizacao" and "Come Medo, Com Pedro", a duet with Jorge Ben & Caetano Veloso on "Queremos Guerra", a live version of the cut "Aquele Abraco", and the cut "Oma Lao". CD

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Gilberto GilKayangandaya ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $1.99
A strange little record from Gilberto Gil – an album of reggae tracks, mostly by Bob Marley, recorded in Kingston at the Tuff Gong Studios, with help from the Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Sly & Robbie, and others. The record's actually pretty nice – a good blend of the dub-heavy sounds of Jamaica, with some of the rougher soul stylings that Gil was crafting in earlier years – a combination that shouldn't work, but which does nicely. Titles include "Positive Vibration", "One Drop", "Waiting In Vain", "Could You Be Loved", "Rebel Music", "Easy Skankin", "Turn Your Lights Down Low", and "Lick Samba". CD

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✨✧ Bruce HaackFarad Bruce Haack – The Electric Voice ... CD
Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw highlights! Haack's earlier successes were children's music in the 60s, and one of the coolest aspects of his 70s recordings was how that somewhat bright-eyed and innocent sing-song-y approached moved into more surrealist, weirder realms on albums like Electric Lucifer, that album's lesser known, still quite brilliant sequel, and albums like Haackula and Bite. Choice cuts from those albums as well as rare singles are rounded up for Stones Throw's impeccably curated overview. The electric voice and synth errata brings an otherworldly vibe to catchy songs – and Haack's use of the vocoder was followed by so many others who would become household names, from Kraftwerk to Pink Floyd. Amazing stuff! 16 tracks in all: "Electric To Me Turn", "Incantation", "Rain Of Earth", "Ancient Mariner", "Man Kind", "Rita", "Lie Back", "Snow Job"m "The King", "Party Machine" and more. CD

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Elvin Jones & Richard DavisHeavy Sounds ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy Sounds, indeed – a beautiful little set of dark-edged soul jazz from the mid 60s – co-led by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones! The sound here is a bit different than any work ever released by either player as a leader – and is almost more in the vein of Blue Note or Prestige work of the same period – hardbop turned towards more soulful notes, but also still touched with a degree of modernism. A key element in the group is Frank Foster on tenor – whose blowing here is superb, and really on a par with his own albums as a leader from the time – marking a strong sound away from too many years of Basie influences! Frank does a killer job on his own "Rauncy Rita", taken here in a nice sexy groove, and stretched out nice and long with a very sinister feel – and other tracks include "ME", "Summertime", and "Elvin's Guitar Blues", which actually features Jones on guitar! CD

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Nara LeaoCom Acucar Com Afeto ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Lovely stuff! This record's a stunning batch of light tracks – most with a jazzy samba or late bossa sound – and the kind of sparkling production that Nara used a lot more later in the decade. Antonio Adolfo plays piano (and very nicely, we might add!) – and the rest of the group features great jazz players like Octavio Burnier and Jose Roberto Bertrami, all of whom give the session a tight beautiful feel. Nara's voice is incredible, and has a lot more emotion and feeling than on her earlier albums. Every track on the album was written by Chico Buarque – and titles include "Mambembe", "Olhos Nos Olhos", "Samba E Amor", "Dueto", "A Rita", "Trocando Em Miudos", and "Baioque". CD

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People's ChoicePeople's Choice – The Casablanca Sessions (album plus bonus unissued tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
The classic People's Choice album for Casablanca – plus bonus single mixes and unissued tracks! The original album is an extra clubby effort from the group – one that has them moving over to Casablanca after their albums for Philly International, but still staying strongly in their groove, thanks to production from Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound Studios! Tracks are upbeat, but funky – mixing the lead vocals and keyboards of Frank Brunson with some even more soulful female backing voices, and an overall groove that's in the tight Sigma mode that was starting to show up strongly at Salsoul. Tracks are long, but less disco than funky club – and the mix of male and female vocals together often creates a slightly righteous feel that you don't always get on this sort of record. Titles include "Warm Nights Soft Lights", "Bad Dancin Rita", "My Feet Won't Move But My Shoes Did The Boogie", "Special Things For You", "If I Knew Then What I Know Now", "You Out To Be Dancin", and "Sweeter Than Honey". This CD edtion from Shout UK opens with the 45 Mix versions of "You Ought To Be Dancin'" and "My Feet Won't Move But My Shoes Did The Boogie", and it closes with the unissued "Always In My Heart" and "Bad Bad Rita", plus "Hey Everybody! (Party Hearty)". CD

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Art PepperNo Limit ... LP
Contemporary, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and two numbers have a really nice Latiny flair – with Art spinning out some aggressive solos on top of fast-running grooves, in a way you'd be surprised to hear on one of his albums from the time! Titles include "Rita San", "My Laurie", "Ballad of The Sad Young Men", and "Mambo De La Pinta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy SmithUnfinished Business ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Mighty soulful business from the great Jimmy Smith – a set for Mercury Records that updates his sound slightly, yet also hits some classic Hammond lines too! Jimmy plays a bit of acoustic piano and keyboards in addition to his classic organ – and works here in a setting that's tightly arranged, yet mostly small combo – with work from Ray Crawford on guitar, Nolan Phillips on tenor and flute, and added percussion from Buck Clarke and Stephanie Spruill. Rhythms step along nicely in kind of a 70s take on 60s soul jazz modes – leaving lots of room for Jimmy to open up on his solos – but there's also a few other more ambitious moments, including a great take on "Serpentine Fire" arranged by Ronnie Foster – and a warmly wonderful "Stevie" – which is a suite of tracks dedicated to Stevie Wonder. Other titles include "8 Counts For Rita", "Blues For Charlie", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "Norristown PA". LP, Vinyl record album
(In pristine shape!)

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Thaione DavisDonald Mayhem – Skywritters ... CD
Jericho Lounge Music, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
High flying hip hop from Chi veteran Thaione Davis! Longstanding local hero Thai is ostensibly rhyming in character here, as Donald Mayhem, but we'll admit it, we recognized this as our man Thaione from the get go, and that's a good thing – he's one of the most consistently excellent forces in Chicago hip hop! As always, he skirts trends and nails the basics – compelling beats, smart rhymes and a dexterous vocal flow. He's one of those rare cats who's equally strong on both the rhymes and production fronts, but he's got some stellar collaborators on both sides, too – including Rita J, Kenny Keys, Tall Black Guy, Race of Primeridian and others. Includes "Skywritters", "24 Terrabytes", "Streetwalkers", "Cypher Session", "Whatup", "Flatlines" feat Dee Jackson of 80s Babies, 'Anteymatter" feat Rita J, "American Skies Pt 3", "Nightmare", "After That", "Busy Signal" and more. CD

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Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them up with a hipper west coast electric style in the end – a Fantasy Records vibe that meshes together a few different modes, and comes up with a rich new style in the process! There's a bit of vocals on the set – somewhat unusual for Cal Tjader, and often used to augment the soulfully snapping grooves of the best tunes – but even more amazing is the heavy use of Fender Rhodes, played here by the amazing Al Zulaica, who's work on the album really ranks right up there with the best early 70s keyboardists on the coast! Zulaica's piano is amazing next to Cal's warmly chromatic vibes – and other instrumentation includes saxes from Bill Perkins, flute from Mel Martin, trumpet from Luis Gasca, moog from Rita Dowling, and percussion from both Pete and Coke Escovedo. Titles include the killer "Aqua Dulce (Cool-Ade)", a fantastic version of "Gimme Shelter", a sublime of Clare Fischer's "Morning", and the cuts "Ran Kan Kan", "Descarga Cubana", "Curacao", and "Somewhere In The Night". CD

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WerkhaColors Of A Red Brick Raft ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The first full length set we've heard from Werkha – a talent who's been showing up on some of the Tru Thoughts remixes and compilations of late – definitely strong enough to serve up this full batch of tracks! The credits list the music as "written amongst the quiet pennine places and vibrant city bricks" – and that evocative summation seems to fit pretty well – as there's a poetic recasting of grittier elements in the music – beats that have these crispy, organic qualities, mixed with acoustic lines on guitar that can evoke a dreamy sort of poetry, even when the tracks don't have vocals – often produced with a slight sense of abstraction that can have the music bubbling out of the speakers in really beautiful ways. A few tracks feature lyrics from Alex Rita or Bryony Jarman-Pinto, but most are instrumental – and titles include "City Shuffle", "Houses Of Saffron", "Highwaves", "Border Kite", "A Revolution Blue", "Sidesteppin", and "Flich/Quiver". CD

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✨✧ VariousCiao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great groovy pop from the Italian scene of the 60s – a wealth of rare singles from female singers, almost all of whom we've never heard before! We'll confess to a long love and deep knowledge of female French singers from the time – but also admit a strong ignorance about most Italian pop, which always seems a bit harder to find – especially collected together in sets like this for the English-speaking world. And while we totally love the French sets from Ace Records, we almost dig this one even more – as the whole thing's so fresh, so groovy that each new tune is a real delight – as bold orchestrations mix with mod rhythms, rockish instrumentation, and some totally cool Italian lyrics sung by a batch of female singers who've definitely got us already digging for more. Titles include "Baluba Shake" by Brunetta E I Suoi Balubas, "Il Mio Posto Quale" by Ornella Vanoni, "Sono Qui Con Voi by Caterina Caselli, "Un Amore Inutile" by Isabella Ianetti, "La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare" by Catherine Spaak, "Il Geghege" by Rita Pavone, "Ragazzo Triste" by Patty Pravo, "Se Telefonando" by Mina, and "Questa Sinfona" by Carmen Villani. CD
Also available Ciao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP 19.99

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VariousCiao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Great groovy pop from the Italian scene of the 60s – a wealth of rare singles from female singers, almost all of whom we've never heard before! We'll confess to a long love and deep knowledge of female French singers from the time – but also admit a strong ignorance about most Italian pop, which always seems a bit harder to find – especially collected together in sets like this for the English-speaking world. And while we totally love the French sets from Ace Records, we almost dig this one even more – as the whole thing's so fresh, so groovy that each new tune is a real delight – as bold orchestrations mix with mod rhythms, rockish instrumentation, and some totally cool Italian lyrics sung by a batch of female singers who've definitely got us already digging for more. Titles include "Baluba Shake" by Brunetta E I Suoi Balubas, "Il Mio Posto Quale" by Ornella Vanoni, "Sono Qui Con Voi by Caterina Caselli, "Un Amore Inutile" by Isabella Ianetti, "La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare" by Catherine Spaak, "Il Geghege" by Rita Pavone, "Ragazzo Triste" by Patty Pravo, "Se Telefonando" by Mina, and "Questa Sinfona" by Carmen Villani. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ciao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD 14.99

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VariousRed Hot & Rio 2 ... CD
Red Hot/E1, 2011. Used 2CD ... $9.99
The Red Hot series returns to Rio – for a 2CD set with a pretty incredible roster – steeped in a love of Brazilian music and featuring many classic and contemporary Brazilian artists as well as international adventurers! It's pretty impressive – if you thought the Red Hot series was due to start cooling off after all these years think again! It's filled with exciting collaborations: Beck & Seu Jorge, Alice Smith & Aloe Blacc, David Byrne & Caetano Veloso, Phenomenal Handclap Band & Marcos Valle, Marisa Monte with Devendra Banhart & Rodrigo Amarante and more great tracks by Bebel Giberto, Mia Doi Todd, Quadron and many more. Includes "Baby" by Alice Smith & Aloe Blacc, "Canto De Iemanja" by Mia Doi Todd, "Tropicalia" by Beck & Seu Jorge, "O Heaozinho" by Beirut, "Ogodo, Ano 2000" by Javelin & Tom Ze, "Dreamworld/Marco De Canaveses" by David Byrne & Caetano Veloso, "Panis Et Circensis" by Tha Boogie, "Pistis Sophia" by Rita Lee, "Acabou Chorare" by Bebel Gilberto, "Show Me Love" by Twin Danger and many more. CD
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✨✧ VariousReggae Sunsplash 81 – A Tribute To Bob Marley ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a spirited document of this key moment of reggae explosion on the global scene – and titles include "Sound System" and "Ku Klux Klan" by Steep Pulse, "Plastic Smile" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Black Uhuru, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" by Sheila Hylton, "Soon Forward" by Gregory Isaacs, "1865" by Third World, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "If I Had The World" by Dennis Brown, "Belly Full" by Rita Marley & The I-Threes, and "Sugar Pie" by Melody Makers & The Wailers. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a stuck gatefold, a promo stamp, and some light wear & staining.)

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✨✧ VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". Also, this excelltn version features some wonderful bonus tracks that have Caetano Veloso working with Os Mutantes – on "E Proibido Proibir", "Ambiente De Festival", A Voz Do Morto", "Baby", "Saudossimo", and "Marcianita". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s UK pressing, including the insert.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP 21.99
 
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Jan AkkermanTabernakel ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
Guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds here – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". CD

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BachSonatas & Partitas For Solo Violin – Sonatas 1-3/Partitas 1-3 – Nathan Milstein ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon/Musical Heritage Society, 1975. Used 2CD ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Harrison BankheadMorning Sun Harvest Moon ... CD
Engine, 2011. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 15.99
The debut as a leader from bassist Harrison Bankhead – long an important figure on the Chicago jazz scene as a sideman, really stepping forth here with a bold new vision of his own! The album's got a very free, open sort of vibe – definitely in the spirit of the AACM, but with some 70s spiritual touches too – especially once things get going, and some of the more rhythmic tracks take hold! The group features the great Ed Wilkerson on tenor, clarinet, and didgeridoo – sounding great, and returning a favor to Bankhead after the bassist's years in Wilkerson's groups. Other players include Mars Williams on saxes, James Sanders on violin, Avreeayl Ra on drums and percussion, and Ernie Adams on more percussion – a lineup that's equally well-suited to free improv numbers, and some of the more groove-oriented tracks. Titles include "Over Under Inside Out", "Chicago Senorita", "East Village", "Morning Sun/Harvest Moon", and "Flying Through Your Dreams". CD
(In a beautiful hand-pressed cover, too!)

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Count BasieBasie Jam #2 ... CD
Pablo/Jazz Heritage, 1977. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieMontreux 77 – Count Basie Jam ... CD
Pablo/Jazz Heritage, 1977. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP
Sidewalk, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential. LP, Vinyl record album

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BeethovenFive Piano Concertos – Claudio Arrau/Colin Davis/Staatskapelle Dresden (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Musical Heritage Society, 1984/1987. Used 3CD ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Beethoven/DvorakKarajan – The Legendary Decca Recordings Vol 4 – Symphony No 7 Op 92/Symphony No 8 Op 88 – Karajan/Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
Decca/Musical Heritage Society, 1960/1961. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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BoscoeBoscoe (with download) ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.99
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dave BrubeckOnce When I Was Very Young (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Music Masters/Jazz Heritage, 1991. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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ChameleonsSinging Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In) (long, short)/Pleasure And Pain ... 12-inch
Statik (UK), 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Chicago Trio (Dawkins/Bankhead/Drake)Velvet Songs – To Baba Fred Anderson ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2011. New Copy 2CDs ... $22.99
A great performance by the Chicago trio of Ernest Dawkins on reeds, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – dedicated to their late scene-mate Fred Anderson, and played with an open, exploratory sound that Anderson would have loved! At times, there's a very unstructured quality to the recording – the most unfettered approach forged by the AACM – with Dawkins especially stretching out, on soprano, alto, or tenor sax. At other points, though, Bankhead's wonderful basslines pull things in, and give them a soulful solidity that underscores the spiritual elements of the music – that element in his sound we always appreciate, and which seems to bring Drake's percussion strongly into focus too – creating a groove that's almost like the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at times. Titles include "One For Fred", "Waltz Of Passion", "Jah Music", "Down N The Delta", "The Rumble", "Sweet 22nd Street", and "Woman Of Darfur". CD

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✨✧ Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pheelco, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic Heritage ensemble was a crucially important group in Chicago – one that drew players from both the soul and jazz scenes, with a wealth of talents that later went onto work with groups like Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharoahs, Ra's Arkestra, and other ensembles. Talents on this set alone include players like Charles Handy, Don Myrick, Aaron Dodd, Henry Gibson, and Louis Satterfield – not to mention Cohran, who plays cornet (as he did with Sun Ra), plus two groovy instruments of his own invention: the violin uke and the great Frankiphone, a sort of electric thumb piano whose use on these recordings pre-dated the very famous Kalimba sound that Earth Wind & Fire would use to great success during the 70s. The album includes the driving conga funk track "Unity", the singing soulful track "The Minstrel", the incredibly haunting "On The Beach", and the track "Motherhood", which has a strong Abbey Lincoln type of feel. Plus, the edition also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Frankiphone Blues", and a great live version of "Unity" from 1968. The whole thing's a beautiful batch of spiritual jazzy tracks with a good groove – and a perfect blend of soul and spirit, jazz and righteousness! LP, Vinyl record album

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Detroit ExperimentDetroit Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/P-Vine (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $21.99
A bomb – and one of the greatest records we've heard from Detroit in 30 years! This massively beautiful record is the brainchild of Carl Craig, and it's unlike anything else he's ever done – a richly cosmic blend of music that includes funk, soul jazz, house, electronica, and more – stretching back over the tremendous cultural heritage of Detroit in the post-Motown years, magically managing to bring together many elements, and forge them into a beautiful new sound for the 21st century! The scope of the project is amazing – and features contributions from legendary Detroiters Bennie Maupin, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Karriem Riggins, and others. Includes an amazing remake of Belgrave's classic space jazz cut "Space Odyssey", Doug Carn's "Revelation", Stevie Wonder's "Too High", and the tracks "Think Twice", "Midnight At Twenty Grand", "Baby Needs New Shoes", "There Is A God", and "Vernors". CD

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Dino & Montevideo BluesMontevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too! CD
Also available
Montevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99
Montevideo Blues ... LP 18.99

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Dino & Montevideo BluesMontevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1972. Used ... $6.99
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too! CD
Also available
Montevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99
Montevideo Blues ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ DixieairesMy Trouble Is Hard ... LP
Heritage (UK), 1989. Sealed ... $14.99
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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazIllegal Move ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of African styled funk, and that extends to the guitars, too – but they're not all dismissive of their richly diverse European heritage. That all makes it sound like there might be too many ingredients, but that's not the case all – the gritty funk at the core holds it together nicely! Strong modern funk on Tramp, which continues to be strong source for both rare vintage and contemporary grooves! Includes "Vigyazz, Kesz, Ot", "Illegal Move", "Plan B", "Beast Chase", "Antilope", "Mango Season", "La Casa En Llamas", "Once", "Snake Bite" and "Tinigondok". CD

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleMama's House Live ... CD
Katalyst, 2008. Used ... $7.99
It's hard to believe the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is 35 years old – especially when Kahil El'Zabar looks so young on the cover, and when the group's sound is fresher than ever! The album's got a really beautiful, timeless sort of feel – spiritual jazz that few groups can play this well – balanced between El'Zabar's percussion and kalimba, the trumpet of Corey Wilkes, and the saxes of Ernest Dawkins – all key players in the Chicago scene, carrying on a rich tradition of AACM expression and other spiritual sounds. The album's wonderfully free from gimmicks – some of the most back to basics work we've heard from Kahil in years, and a great reminder of why we first fell in love with his music a few decades back – and the balance of the two horn players over percussion really creates a strong sense of power in the record – a bold vision that comes through beautifully! Titles include "Barundi", "Kari", "Oof", "All Blues", and "Ornette". CD

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Nico FidencoZombi Holocaust ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the grooviest zombie soundtracks you'll ever hope to own – courtesy of Italian sex maestro Nico Fidenco! Nico scored plenty of previous sex romps before this film, and really brings that heritage into play – as he mixes sweet keyboards and weird electronics with some moodier elements designed to invoke the living dead – who then seem encouraged to dance by some of the funkier moments in the set! The whole thing's way different than the usual Italian horror score of the time – and is much closer to some of Fidenco's groovier material of the 70s – including some of the more exotic sex scores as well, given the use of percussion on some key tracks. Titles include "From The Beyond", "Fascinating Horror", "Make Love On The Wing", "Living In The Past", and "Dive Into The Past". CD
 
 
 



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