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New Roy BrownPayday Jump – Later Sessions – The King & Deluxe Acetate Series ... CD CD format
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
Tremendous work from the great Roy Brown – pulled from his groundbreaking years at King/Deluxe Records – and featuring very pure sound taken from original acetates in the vault! Brown is one of our favorite R&B singers ever – a vocalist with the range and skill of a jazz singer, but able to get down and dirty at a level that was a huge influence on later soul – and rock and roll as well. The package is way more than a greatest hits set, or just another Roy Brown collection – as it features close examination of his recordings in the years 1949 and 1950 – including work recorded in Texas, New Orleans, and Atlanta – and a good number of songs we'd never heard before. In the early years, King recorded directly to acetate discs, not tape – so these recordings are the purest, strongest versions of Brown's music you'll ever hear – served up with power that really beats some of the lower-end collections on the market – none of which feature this intense of a track selection either. Titles include "Fanny Brown's Wedding Day", "Special Lesson #1", "Love Don't Love Nobody", "Dreaming Blues", "Sweet Peach", "New Rebecca", "Butcher Pete (parts 1 & 2)", "End Of My Journey", "I Feel That Young Man's Rhythm", "Miss Fanny Brown", "China Blues", and "Cadillac Baby". CD

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Roy BrownRoy Brown Sings 24 Hit Songs ... LP LP format
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
King compilation of Roy Brown's stormin' R&B material from the early days, with some great hard soulful cuts, like "Sweet Peach", "Double Crossin' Woman", "Train Time Blues", "Trouble at Midnight", and lots more great stuff that doesn't always show up on the anthologies that have been issued in the past 10 years. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting but is nice overall.)

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Roy BrownButcher Pete (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), New Copy ... Early December, 2014 (delayed)
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Roy BrownGood Rockin' Man/Everything's Alright ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not Roy Brown's famous hit, but a similarly-titled track that has a mighty great groove – one that vamps along with a King Records R&B style – and which has Roy's vocals hitting this unusual stretching style – grounded nicely by some backup vocals! "Everything's Alright" has an equally great sound – the kind of classic R&B that Roy virtually helped invent! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Maurice BrownCycle Of Love ... CD CD format
Brown, 2010. Used ... $11.99
Excellent jazz from trumpet player Maurice Brown – a native of the Chi southside suburb of Harvey, IL – who plays with some of leaders of the contemporary jazz scene when he's not cutting stellar work of his own! Brown's working in a sharp, but roomy quintet setting here, taking cues from the classic bop and more, feeling fresh all the way. The way the Brown's trumpet and Derek Douget's tenor sax work together and within the arrangements reminds us a bit of the work of Roy Hargrove (who Brown has played with) and other players include Chris Rob on piano, Joe Blaxx on drums and Solomon Dorsey on bass. titles include "Fly By Night", "Good Vibrations","Misunderstood", "Time Tick Tock", "Merry Go Round", "Lovely", "The Cycle Of Love", "The Connection", "Daydreams" and "Reflections". CD

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Roy CampbellIt's Krunch Time ... CD CD format
Thirsty Ear, 2001. Used ... $4.99
With Khan Jamal on vibes, Wilber Morris on bass, and Guillermo E Brown on drums. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP LP format
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – including obi. Cover has light wear.)

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John Lee Hooker, Albert King, & OthersKing Strings – King/Federal/DeLuxe Guitar Grooves 1949 to 1962 (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
King/Sundazed, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Guitar-heavy genius from one of the most important labels of the postwar years – the legendary King Records, home to James Brown and a heck of a lot of other great musicians too! This package focuses on the contributions that King made towards revolutionizing the sound of the electric guitar in the 50s – and chooses an ultra-hip batch of tracks that range from blues to R&B, and really come across with a hell of a lot of fire all these many years later! A few cuts have vocals, the rest are all instrumentals – and the tracks either feature a key guitarist as a leader, or groups that have a crucial electric player in the lineup. Titles include "San Ho Zay" by Freddie King, "Let's Rock" by Johnny Otis with Johnny Guitar Watson, "Dyna Flow" by Albert King, "Steam Roller" by Mickey Baker, "Louisiana Hop" by Pete Guitar Lewis, "After Hours" by Jimmy Nolen, "Stomp Boogie" by Texas Slim, "Space Guitar" by Young John Watson, "Floyd's Guitar Blues" by Bill Doggett, "Gainesville" by Roy Gaines, and "The Big Push" by Cal Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with bonus insert too!)

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New David NewmanNewmanism ... LP LP format
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sweet electric grooving from David Newman – a great little album cut with Roy Ayers on vibes and Pat Rebillot on electric piano – both of whom bring a very different feel to the set than Newman's work of the 60s! The style is warm and tight, but never too smooth – as there's these sharp edges and a slightly sinister undercurrent that you don't really find in some of David's other records of the period. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Andrew Smith or Roy Brooks on drums – plus added percussion from Armen Halburian, who kicks in a slight Latin essence on some numbers – which adds to the hipness of the grooves. Titles include nice versions of Roy Ayers' tracks "Foxy Brown" and "Sweet Tears", plus the cuts "Brandy", "Song For The New Man", "Baby Rae", and "Let Me Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music OrRaincoat In The River Vol 1 – ICA Concert ... CD CD format
Eremite, 1991. Used ... $9.99
William Parker's a player who always adds a lot to an improvisation session, but he's also a hell of a composer, and a visionary leader too – able to work in these large concepts and musical ideas that seem to come off better than most similar work by any of his contemporaries! There's a sense of power and vision to this record that recalls some of the most ambitious projects on Soul Note/Black Saint from the start of the 80s – an ability to mix improvisation with richer shades and group movements – as Parker directs a lineup that includes reeds from Rob Brown, Ori Kaplan, Charles Waters, and Darryl Foster – and trombones from Steve Swell and Alex Lodico, trumpet from Roy Campbell and Richard Rodriguez, and a bit of vocals from Leena Conquest. The performance has a majesty that takes us back to the Arkestra at their best – but the poetic power of the music is also all Parker's own as well. Titles include "Meditation For Two Voices", "Raincoat In The River", "Painter's Celebration", "Mountain/Maintain", and "Anast Crossing The Lake Of Light". CD

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Archie SheppAttica Blues Big Band Live At The Palais Des Glaces ... CD CD format
Blue Marge (France), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 24.99
Attica Blues, and beyond – a great late 70s performance that has Archie Shepp turning the clock back towards that famous album – but also making some very new grooves with a richly expanded lineup! The double-length set was recorded in Paris, in front of a very lively crowd – and it's honestly one of Shepp's most dynamic records from the time – definitely inspired by all the freedom he'd had in the French scene for the previous decade – yet also brought together with a great sense of focus too. The lineup is excellent – with vocals from Joe Lee Wilson and Irene Datcher – trumpets from Malachi Thompson, Charles McGhee, and Roy Burrowes; trombones from Charles Greenlee, Dick Griffin, and Steve Turre; reeds from Marion Brown, James Ware, and Marvin Blackman; plus piano from Art Matthews, some added strings, great percussion, and piano, tenor, and soprano sax from Shepp himself! Ray Copeland directs the group – giving it the hip focus of his few key recordings like this – and titles include "Star Love", "Moon Bees", "Attica Blues" (in two parts), "Steam", "Quiet Dawn", "Hi Fly", "U-Jaama", "Ballad For A Child", "Simone", "Crucificado", :A Change Has Come Over Me", "Goodbye Sweet Pops", and "Skippin'". CD

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP LP format
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... $5.99
The great underrated vibist Lem Winchester plays a tribute to the late Clifford Brown, along with the classic Ramsey Lewis trio, which included Eldee Young and Redd Holt. Despite the lack of an actual trumpet on the date (although the cover has a crazy image of the group standing around the instrument on some rocks!), the set does manage to capture the warmth and lyricism of Brownie, and the vibes/piano lines are a mixture of bop, plus some of the mellower sounds of similar lineups – like the classic Roy Ayers/Jack Wilson LPs. Tracks include "Joy Spring", "Jordu", "Sandu", "Message From Boysie", and "Where It Is", an original by Winchester. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams, some light wear, and some staining and pen marks on the back cover.)

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New VariousBeginners Guide To New Orleans (3CD set) ... CD CD format
Nascente (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
Three CDs' worth of material from the New Orleans scene – a really comprehensive package that starts out in the classic years, then moves nicely up to some later funk and soul moments! CD 1 features Trad & Blues – older jazz and some bluesier tunes, with work by Louis Armstrong, Champion Jack Dupree, Zutty Singleton, Jelly Roll Morton, Bad Smitty, and Professor Longhair. CD 2 features Rhythm & Blues Meets Rock N Roll – seminal cuts from that late 50s/early 60s mode when the sound of New Orleans was really spilling out to influence the rest of the US – cuts that include "There's Something On Your Mind" by Bobby Marchan, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by The Blue Dots, "Storm Warning (long)" by Mac Rebennack, "Walkin With Frankie" by Frankie Lee Sims, "Looped" by Joe Dyson, "You Can Fly High" by Earl King, and "Hip Shakin Baby" by Roy Brown. CD 3 features Funk & New Brass – mostly New Orleans funk from the 60s and 70s, mixed with some of the hipper reworks of brass band sounds in recent years! Titles include "Good Old Funky Music" by The Meters, "Funk Soul (part 1)" by David Batiste & The Gladiators, "Sneakin Sally Through The Alley" by Lee Dorsey, "The Ear Is On Strike" by Dr John, "What A Mess We're In" by Tommy Ridgely, "Down Home Girl" by Alvin Robinson, "Alyo" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "Waterfall" by Quintron, and "E Flat Blues" by Hot 8 Brass Band. 59 tracks in all – a huge variety of music! CD

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VariousBert Berns Story Vol 3 – Hang On Sloopy ... CD CD format
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
The legendary Bert Berns – a hell of a songwriter, record producer, and all-around driving force on the New York scene of the 60s – a creative talent who's left us a huge legacy of great music in both soul and rock! This fantastic third volume covers the full scope of Bert's talents – and somehow manages to dig even deeper than the first two – as it reaches for more obscure, unusual sides that featured participation by Berns – including some gems we'd never heard before! And yes, Bert had his hands in plenty of hits, but lots of these numbers are the more unusual, more interesting cuts he'd craft in the studio – sometimes when extra time was left in the production schedule, or he was trying out new ideas with familiar groups. Titles include "Let The Water Run Down" by Ben E King, "There They Go" by The Exciters, "Chick A Boom" by Van Morrison, "My Block" by Clyde McPhatter, "Stop What You're Doin" by Roy C, "Mo Jo Hanna" by Betty Harris, "One Girl" by Garnet Mimms, "Aretha" by The Drifters, "You Better Come Home" by The Isley Brothers, "I've Got Nothing To Say But Goodbye" by Tammy Montgomery, "You'll Never Leave Her" by Lulu, "Hang On Sloopy" by Arsenio, "Cry Some Tears" by Hoagy Lands, and "Beautiful Brown Eyes" by Solomon Burke. CD

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VariousCharlie Gillett's Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol 2 ... CD CD format
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
R&B, soul, roots rock, country, and more – all served up in a heady space that was the unique sound of Charlie Gillett's famous Honky Tonk radio show in the 70s! Charlie did a heck of a lot for breaking down musical barriers at the time – and was a hugely influential DJ whose work in London also helped shape an American understanding of musical roots as well – as Gillett could effortlessly bring together sounds from many different sides of the spectrum, finding stylistic elements that really unified the music! The range of work here is spun over decades, varied scenes, and many styles – but the whole thing sounds great together, and is supported by really rich notes on Gillett's show and his lasting musical legacy. Titles include "Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke, "Tulsa Telephone Book" by Tom T Hall, "Saturday Night" by Roy Brown, "Nitty Gritty" by Sir Douglas Quintet, "Red Hot" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Foolish You" by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, "Sweet Dreams" by Roy Buchanan, "Love My Baby" by Little Junior's Blue Flames, "The Swan" by Jona Lewie, "Such A Night" by Dr John, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Stealing In The Name Of The Lord" by Paul Kelly, "The Promised Land" by Johnnie Allan, "Lover Please" by Dennis Turner, and "Think" by The 5 Royales. CD

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VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol 1 ... LP LP format
Motor/Polydor (Germany), 1992. New Copy ... $28.99
The first collection in the legendary Mojo Club run – a groundbreaking series that brought together jazz, soul, funk, and vocal cuts – and really set the stage for global groove expansion in the 1990s! Although the club itself is German, most of the tracks here are American – gems pulled from the huge Universal music catalog of the 60s and 70s – and served up in a very fresh way that still sounds wonderful all these many years later! Loads of essential listening here – 12 tracks that include "Dujii" by Kool & The Gang, "In & Out" by Brian Auger, "Cantaloupe Island" by Hugh Masekela, "No Hay Problema" by Art Blakey, "Watermelon Man" by The JBs, "Selma March" by Grant Green, "Popcorn" by James Brown, "Burning Spear" by Kenny Burrell, "He's A Superstar" by Roy Ayers, and "No 9" by Jack Daugherty. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 2 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD CD format
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Blazing R&B, slightly more simmering soul, and some rollicking wildcard tunes that split the difference – all on this fantastic second volume in the R&B Singles series from Outta Sight! It's a great collection, culled mostly from the fertile early 60s period when the sound was still strongly rooted in mid-to-late 50s rhythm & blues, yet beginning to lay the groundwork for gritty southern soul and tighter Northern Soul sounds to come. A nice mix of legendary names and lesser known stars alike, with 30 great tracks in all: "Feelin' Kind A Lonesome" by Willie J Charles with Lionel Hampton, the eternally amazing "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke", "Earthquake" by Roy Hamilton, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "The Snake" by Oscar Brown Jr, "How Many More Times" by HB Barnum, "Shake It Up And Go" by John Lee Hooker, "A Three Dollar Bill" by Beverly Ann Gibson, "I See Your Face" by Joe Simon, "Betty Mae" by Rodger Green and more. CD

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Other Dimensions In MusicLive At The Sunset ... CD CD format
Marge (France), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous double-length set by this hip group of legendary players – a quartet lineup that features trumpeter Roy Campbell, reedman Daniel Carter, bassist William Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake – all working together in sounds that definitely reach some other dimensions in music! The format is very loose and open-ended – perfect for the loft jazz-styled improvisations from the combo – working here in a very friendly, supportive setting in front of a Parisian audience – who clearly inspire the musicians to new heights. Some tracks are quite long, but stand as bold statements throughout – and others are a bit shorter, and nicely compact. Titles include "Other Dimensional Space Travelers Hip Bop", "Blues Configuration", "Slam Me Down", "Blues For Baghdad", "Desert Dance", "Suite For Miles Davis", and "James Brown Ascension". CD

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New Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity (with bonus track) (Verve originals pressing) ... CD CD format
Polydor/Verve, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! CD also includes the rare 45-only track "He Gives Us All His Love" – originally done for the movie Cold Turkey. CD

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New Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's short, tight, and very much on the money! In addition to Roy's great vibes, the set also features Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Dennis Davis on drums and percussion – all very hip players who really help Roy find the mix of jazz and funk he was going for at the time. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings a bit of vocals on the record, joining Roy on the sublime spiritual track "Love From The Sun" – but most other tracks on the album have a more instrumental approach. The record includes a great remake of Leroy Hutson's track "Giving Love", sung more famously by Voices of East Harlem, and it's also got a nice funky cover of the hit "Brother Louie" – plus the tracks "The Morning After", "Des Nude Soul", "Virgo Red", "Love From The Sun", and "I Am Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Carlos GarnettCosmos Nucleus ... CD CD format
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – played by a large ensemble, but one that's got a nicely focused feel – a groove that really pushes the sound of Garnett's other records with its wide instrumentation, yet which still has all the punch and power of before! Carlos brings in a few slight Caribbean touches – elements he'd experimented with a bit before – and the lineup includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes, Roy Campbell and Abdul Malik on trumpets, Al Brown and Charles Dougherty on also sax, Zane Massey and Akum Ra Amen Ra on tenor, Andrew Washington and Cliff Anderson on trombone, Otis McCleary on guitar, Cecil McBee on bass, and Neil Clark and Gene Ballard on percussion. Cheryl P Alexander Sings soulfully at one great spot – the stunning "Mystery Of Ages", which almost feels like a Oneness Of Juju cut – and other titles include "Cosmos Nucleus", "Wise Old Men", "Kafira" and "Bed-Stuy Blues". CD

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New David NewmanNewmanism ... CD CD format
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric grooving from David Newman – a great little album cut with Roy Ayers on vibes and Pat Rebillot on electric piano – both of whom bring a very different feel to the set than Newman's work of the 60s! The style is warm and tight, but never too smooth – as there's these sharp edges and a slightly sinister undercurrent that you don't really find in some of David's other records of the period. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Andrew Smith or Roy Brooks on drums – plus added percussion from Armen Halburian, who kicks in a slight Latin essence on some numbers – which adds to the hipness of the grooves. Titles include nice versions of Roy Ayers' tracks "Foxy Brown" and "Sweet Tears", plus the cuts "Brandy", "Song For The New Man", "Baby Rae", and "Let Me Know". CD
Also available Newmanism ... LP 4.99

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New VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD CD format
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – and is carried off with enough authority towards Black Action films as the label's legendary efforts towards a host of less mainstream genres – truly an achievement for the label's crew, not to mention a heavier bonus for our funky listening pleasure! There's way more here than just a slapped-together batch of tunes from the early 70s – as the set's very carefully put together to showcase a wide range of sounds, along with notes that really get at the social and political power of both the music and the films. 2CD package features a massive color booklet inside the slipcase – and features 34 tracks that include "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate, "Down & Out In New York City" by James Brown, "Wilford's Gone" by The Blackbyrds, "Run Fay Run" by Isaac Hayes, "Theme From Black Belt Jones" by Dennis Coffey, "Willie Chase" by JJ Johnson, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Charley" by Don Costa, "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, "Blacula" by Gene Page, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile" by Isaac Hayes, "Sweetback's Theme" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Aragon" by Roy Ayers, "Strung Out" by Gordon Staples, "Easin In" by Edwin Starr, "The Bus" by Solomon Burke & Gene Page, "Make A Resolution" by The Impressions, "Ed & Digger" by Cotton Comes To Harlem, "Las Vegas Strut" by Jack Ashford, "Lay It On Your Head" by Don Julian, and "Zombie March" by Nat Dove & The Devils. CD
 
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Apollo Brown & Ras KassBlasphemy ... CD CD format
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass team up – with guest appearances by Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit, Slaine, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monche and others. Includes "Next Caller", "How To Kill God", "Humble Pie", "Giraffe P**sy" with Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont, ""Bon Voyage", "Francine", "Roses" feat 4 Rax, "Drink Irish" feat Slaine, Sick Jacken & Sean Price, "Deliver Us From Evil" and more. CD

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King CurtisDoing The Dixie Twist ... LP LP format
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Quite a groovy early album from King Curtis – one that's got a strange little gimmick, but one that works wonderfully! The "dixie twist" theme means that King's taking older standards associated with the south, and playing them in a fast-crackling, highly rhythmic style that has plenty of "twist" elements! The groove is surprisingly great – really playful, and filled with great work on tenor, trombone, and guitar – all nicely grooving in a style that will really make you forget the origins of the tunes. Titles include "Sweet Georgia Brown", "A Shanty In Old Shantytown", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basin Street Blues", and "Up A Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tru-sound pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some peeling of the gloss finish, a small split on the top seam, and some rippling and light stains on the back. Labels have some pencil.)

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New Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP LP format
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, staining and some wrinkled paper.)

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Doris TroyDoris Troy Sings Just One Look & Other Memorable Songs ... CD CD format
Atlantic (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
A landmark early moment from Doris Troy – a set that has her shining not just as a key 60s soul singer for Atlantic Records – but also as a heck of a great songwriter too! She's got a really fresh approach here – one that's right up front for the time – with a mix of raw vocals and classy production, in a style that's partly New York uptown – but which also has the kind of strongly individual vibe you'd get from singers like Maxine Brown or Barbara Lewis too! Arrangements on the record are by Gregory Carroll, who also wrote the bulk of the material with Doris – including tracks like "Lazy Days", "Bossa Nova Blues", "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Time", and "Just One Look". Other tracks include "Stormy Weather", "School For Fools", and "Somewhere Along The Way". CD

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Joe TurnerBig Joe Rides Again ... CD CD format
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
Joe Turner rides again – but in a style that's a bit more like his Kansas City roots than some of the R&B he was cutting for Atlantic Records in the 50s! There's a nice jazz vibe to the record – thanks to sharp arrangements from Ernie Wilkins, who's really coming into his own here – and knows how to serve up just the right blend of modern jazz and swinging soul to make the tunes work! The ensemble is filled with jazz heavyweights too – including Seldon Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Pete Brown, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – plus Ernie Royal on trumpet. But Joe's vocals definitely take center stage – infused with all the heavy power he'd assumed during this seminal comeback decade – still bluesy, but with a lot more punch than before. Titles include "Switchin In The Kitchen", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "Nobody In Mind", "Don't You Make Me High", and "Here Comes Your Iceman". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFunky Side Of Goldband/Anla Records 1963 to 1971 ... CD CD format
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A legendary label that you may know for its deep soul and blues-drenched work of the 60s – served up here with a special focus on the imprint's funkier tracks and groovers! The Goldband studios were down in Louisiana, not far from New Orleans – but the styles here aren't just the usual Crescent City grooves, and instead also show elements from other southern scenes running from Texas, to Memphis, to Muscle Shoals! The guitar is great on some of the best numbers here – tight and skittish, and really riffing along with the rhythms in a very funky way – and the vocals mix bluesy undercurrents with James Brown funk – and pop and crackle nicely throughout. We'd never heard most of this work before, and this side of Goldband is very new to us – a great discovery – and titles include "Sidewinder" and "Too Much" by The Showboats, "The Warm Up" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Getting Out OF Town" by Lee Bernard, "Double EE Agent" by Charles Greene, "Back Door Man" by Count Rockin Sidney, "Crazy Girl (parts 1 & 2)" by Freddie Love, "Forgive Me" by Dynamic Adam & His Excitements, "Feel Delicious" by Count Rockin Sidney & The Dukes, and "Soul Brothers Testify (parts 1 & 2)" by Chester Randle's Soul Senders. CD

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VariousGussie Presenting The Right Tracks ... LP LP format
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Classic productions from the legendary Augustus "Gussie" Clarke – all work recorded at Channel One and King Tubby's – and done in this laidback, soulful groove that's completely sublime! The music here never goes too far over the top – just sweet and subtle rhythms that have this gentle-stepping quality that works perfect with the vocals – which are delivered by some of the most soulful singers on the scene at the time. All horn arrangements are by Tommy McCook and Bobby Ellis, but also have this mellow vibe too – very different than some of the earlier material, often with snakey elements that really work great with the vocals. Album features 11 killers – including "The Right Track" by Tommy McCook", "Guiding Star" by Leroy Sibbles, "How Can I Love Someone" by Delroy Wilson, "Born To Dub You" by Augustus Pablo, "Their Own Way" by Dennis Brown, "Girl Don't Come" by Jacob Miller, and "Love You To Want Me" by Horace Andy. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPopcorn Girls ... CD CD format
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent collection of female groovers from the early 60s – one that mixes together rare soul, pop, and vocal numbers from a variety of obscure singles – definitely not the kind of stuff that was hitting the charts at the time! Most numbers have a "popcorn" kind of groove – a slow-stepping, very soulful approach to rhythm – one that still carries an echo of R&B from the generation before, even though the overall production is fuller, tighter, and really right on the money! Another winner for the great Croydon Municipal label – with tracks that include "I Don't Know" by Lorne Lesley, "Are You The Boy" by Tuesday Weld, "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" by Simone Dina, "I Feel The Pain" by Linda Queen, "Up Up Up" by Peggy King, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Marilyn Brown, "Not Much" by Rosemary, and "The Roll" by Evie Sands. CD

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VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... CD CD format
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake Charles, and a variety of tiny scenes in the southwest side of Louisiana – and the result is a great batch of tunes with a really gritty, down-n-dirty sound! There's a wealth of great funky styles in the set – including James Brown-inspired jammers, southern soul burners, and some other great modes that show that Louisiana's got a heck of a lot more to offer than just New Orleans funk. Titles include work from the Anla, Murco, Soul International, Goldband, and Tic Toc labels – a total of 22 cuts that include "Soul Time" by Ernest Thomas, "Soul Feeling (parts 1 & 2)" by Eddy G Giles, "Soul Brothers Testify (part 1)" by Chester Randles Soul Senders, "Soul Power" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Put It On" by Count Rockin Sidney with The Dukes, "Fix It" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Miss Hard To Get" by Dennis Landry, "No Sad Times" by Johnny Truit, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "I Got A Groove" by JJ Callier. CD

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New James BrownThink ... LP LP format
King, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track really sets the scene for the record – and James follows up with some other harder, sharp-edged tunes – offset by a few more deep-burning mellower soul tracks. Other titles include "You've Got The Power", "If You Want Me", "So Long", "Baby, You're Right", "I'll Go Crazy", "Good Good Lovin", and "I Know It's True". Reissued with the great original cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousApollo Saturday Night/Saturday Night At The Uptown ... CD CD format
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of legendary live soul records – back to back on a single CD! Apollo Saturday Night is an incredible session of soul – tracks recorded live at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, featuring some of the hippest Stax and Atlantic artists in a very raw setting! The album's got a feel that's a lot less forced than other famous live Apollo sets of the time – very relaxed, but very authentic too – as the singers are given plenty of space to take the lead, and heard here with a quality that's more spontaneous than some of their studio sides. The audience gets a bit of space – but never as bombastically so as on a James Brown record – and given how many artists Atlantic discovered at The Apollo, the album's a nice nod of "thanks" in the right direction! Titles include "I Found A Love" and "Alabama Bound" by The Falcons, "Pain In My Heart" and "These Arms Of Mine" by Otis Redding, "Speedo's Back In Town" by The Coasters, "Misty" and "Say Yeah" by Doris Troy, "Rockin Chair" and "Walkin The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "Stand By Me" and "Groovin" by Ben E King, and a special finale version of "What'd I Say". Saturday Night At The Uptown features Atlantic soul live – recorded in a great grassroots setting! The performance comes from the Uptown Theater in Philly – as important to that city as The Apollo was to New York – and features a host of key Atlantic Records talents from the 60s, really hitting some hard and heavy notes in the live setting – with a bit of MC introduction at the start from Jimmy Bishop! There's a few great surprises here – artists you don't normally associate with Atlantic – and titles include "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl" by Patty & The Emblems, "Can't You Hear The Beat" by The Carltons, "My Girl Sloopy" and "The Watusi" by The Vibrations – plus "Under The Boardwalk" and "On Broadway" by The Drifters, "Down The Aisle" by Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells, and "I'm Gonna Cry" and "If You Need Me" by Wilson Pickett. CD

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New VariousFunky Side Of Goldband/Anla Records 1963 to 1971 ... LP LP format
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary label that you may know for its deep soul and blues-drenched work of the 60s – served up here with a special focus on the imprint's funkier tracks and groovers! The Goldband studios were down in Louisiana, not far from New Orleans – but the styles here aren't just the usual Crescent City grooves, and instead also show elements from other southern scenes running from Texas, to Memphis, to Muscle Shoals! The guitar is great on some of the best numbers here – tight and skittish, and really riffing along with the rhythms in a very funky way – and the vocals mix bluesy undercurrents with James Brown funk – and pop and crackle nicely throughout. We'd never heard most of this work before, and this side of Goldband is very new to us – a great discovery – and titles include "Sidewinder" and "Too Much" by The Showboats, "The Warm Up" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Getting Out OF Town" by Lee Bernard, "Double EE Agent" by Charles Greene, "Back Door Man" by Count Rockin Sidney, "Crazy Girl (parts 1 & 2)" by Freddie Love, "Forgive Me" by Dynamic Adam & His Excitements, "Feel Delicious" by Count Rockin Sidney & The Dukes, and "Soul Brothers Testify (parts 1 & 2)" by Chester Randle's Soul Senders. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Funky Side Of Goldband/Anla Records 1963 to 1971 ... CD 12.99

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New Little RoyalJealous ... LP LP format
King, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An obscure little album – but one that's had surprising life in recent years, thanks to a great batch of funky tracks on the set! Little Royal is one of those soul singers who doesn't mind borrowing bits from bigger stars as long as they work well in his act – stepping out like Garland Green on the album's title version of "Jealous Kind Of Fellow" (oddly credited to Royal as the writer!), or like Joe Tex on some of the mellower southern soul numbers – but sounding even better as a rougher James Brown-styled singer on the album's funkier tracks! Huey P Meux produced the record down in Houston, but he's clearly trying to give the record some of the grittier styles of Brown's later work on King – possibly in the hopes that Royal might replace him as King's leading star when James departed for Polydor. Titles in clude the classics "Razor Blade" and "Panama Red", both great instrumental numbers that crackle like some of JB's late King work – plus "I'll Come Crawling", "Soul Train", "Losing Battle", "Jealous", and "My Love Needs Company". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP LP format
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousGodfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962 to 1967 ... CD CD format
Smash/BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A host of wonderful work produced by James Brown – most of it by a range of different singers, and one by The Godfather himself! The collection brings together some of the earliest James Brown productions – mid 60s tracks recorded for King and Smash Records, most of which aren't nearly as well known as later JB productions for the People and Polydor labels! As with that later work, all the grooves here are right in the same territory that James was hitting himself – upbeat, funky, and stone out of sight soul – all with plenty of rough edges, and backings from the same tight core of musicians that were helping out Brown on his recordings. The package is a real treasure – and is a great complement to the James Brown Singles collections from the Hip-O Select label – proof that even in these early days, James was clearly the hardest working man in show business – given all his time in the studio with other artists! 22 tracks in all – including "I Found Out" and "I'll Keep Pressing On" by Bobby Byrd, "That's When I Cry" and "If You Don't Think" by Anna King, "I Don't Care" and "Unexplainable" by Dizzy Jones, "Got No Excuse" and "If You Don't Work You Can't Eat" by James Crawford, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "Lookie Lookie Lookie" by The Jewells, "Wide Awake In A Dream" and "Nobody Cares" by Vicki Anderson, "Devil's Den" by The Poets, "It Hurts To Be In Love" by Yvonne Fair, "That's The Spirit" by Rev Willingham, "Faith" by The Five Royales, "I Cried" by Tammy Montgomery, "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)" by Al Brisco Clark, and "New Breed (The Boo Ga Loo) (part 1)" by James Brown. CD

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New Apollo Brown & Ras KassBlasphemy (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP LP format
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass team up – with guest appearances by Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit, Slaine, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monche and others. Includes "Next Caller", "How To Kill God", "Humble Pie", "Giraffe P**sy" with Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont, ""Bon Voyage", "Francine", "Roses" feat 4 Rax, "Drink Irish" feat Slaine, Sick Jacken & Sean Price, "Deliver Us From Evil" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available Blasphemy ... CD 13.99

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New VariousKeb Darge Presents Funk For The 21st Century ... CD CD format
Do Right (Canada), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Think funk music has to be old to be good? Think again – as Keb Darge takes you on a tour of some of the best funk you'll ever find on one CD, and it's all by current groups! Nobody knows more about old funk than Keb – as his work as a DJ, collector, and compiler have been keeping the music alive for years. But Keb's also open minded enough to realize that there's a heck of a lot of new groups that have been inspired by the classic grooves of the late 60s and early 70s – and who share his love for totally authentic funky tracks that are perfect in every way, top to bottom with dirty, heavy, messed-up funk! The set brings together 14 recent tracks from the deep funk underground – killer cuts that were issued as rare 7" singles, plus a few previously unissued numbers, all with the sock-hard finish of classic work by James Brown or The Meters – and with the added bonus that these are groups that you could actually get up, go out, and see in a club! Tracks include the previously unissued tracks "Wait Up" by Speedometer and "The Badger" by Connie Price & The Keystones – plus "Texas Rumble" by The Imaginary Visions, "Forty First Street Breakdown" by Naomi Davis, "One Note Brown" by The New Mastersounds, "Got To Be The Way It Is" by Sharon Jones, "Who's The King" by Joseph Henry, "The Matador" by The Mighty Imperials, "GT" by The New Mastersounds, "Funky So & So" by The Sugarman Three, and "Blow Your Top (part 1)" by The Soul Destroyers. CD

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New VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... CD CD format
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake Charles, and a variety of tiny scenes in the southwest side of Louisiana – and the result is a great batch of tunes with a really gritty, down-n-dirty sound! There's a wealth of great funky styles in the set – including James Brown-inspired jammers, southern soul burners, and some other great modes that show that Louisiana's got a heck of a lot more to offer than just New Orleans funk. Titles include work from the Anla, Murco, Soul International, Goldband, and Tic Toc labels – a total of 22 cuts that include "Soul Time" by Ernest Thomas, "Soul Feeling (parts 1 & 2)" by Eddy G Giles, "Soul Brothers Testify (part 1)" by Chester Randles Soul Senders, "Soul Power" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Put It On" by Count Rockin Sidney with The Dukes, "Fix It" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Miss Hard To Get" by Dennis Landry, "No Sad Times" by Johnny Truit, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "I Got A Groove" by JJ Callier. CD
Also available Southern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... CD 15.99
 
 
 



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