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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar tongs and completely recasts them for Nina's own vibe – a way of shifting the sense of spirit to unlock a special Simone-like quality you never would have expected in the tunes from anyone else! Titles include a great version of "Ooh Child", plus "Just Like A Woman", "Here Comes The Sun", "New World Coming", and "My Way". And the set also features Weldon Irvine's own composition, "How Long Must I Wander?" CD
Also available Here Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneIn Paris 1968 ... CD
Studio Songs (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $15.99
A stunner of a set from the lengedary Nina Simone – a really special live recording done in Paris in the late 60s – at a time when Nina was working at the height of her powers, and had a young Weldon Irvine in her group as music director! Weldon plays piano, keyboards, and Hammond on the record – and gives the tunes these snakey, long grooves that are nicely different from some of Nina's studio material – and have the singer reaching out with these long takes on tunes that include "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Ain't Got No/I Got Life", "Mama Lou/Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "To Love Somebody", "Susanne", and "Be My Husband". And the soulful backing group also features Tom Smith on guitar, Don Alias on drums, and Jumma (Santos?) on percussion! CD

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Nina SimoneFolksy Nina ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About July 27, 2016
A fitting title, as Nina's always mixed in a bit of folksy influences with her jazz – increasingly so at this point in her career, as she was opening up her bag a bit to include traditional songs of pride, protest, and despair. The album's a great precursor for her work on Philips a few years later – and includes many fine tracks like "The Young Knight", "The Twelfth Of Never", "Vanetihu", "Lass Of The Low Country", and "When I Was A Young Girl". CD

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Town Hall ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... About June 29, 2016
An important early live show for Nina – a move to the classy Town Hall crowd, filled with left-leaning listeners who were the perfect audience to get the unique bag she was working on at the time – heard in very appreciative tones throughout the set! The performance is a great one – mellow, moody, and a bit folksy – with Nina singing and playing piano on tracks that include her classic reading of "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", plus "The Other Woman", "Under The Lowest", "Summertime", and "Cotton Eyed Joe". CD

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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means that it's sometimes overlooked next to her more forceful work of the time – but it's every bit essential Simone as some of her other key sides of the decade. The group is a small combo featuring Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes – and titles include "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Do I Move You?", "In The Dark", "Real Real", and "Backlash Blues". CD features bonus tracks "Whatever I Am (You Made Me)" and "Do I Move You (second version)". CD
 
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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 1 – 1957 to 1960 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A massive document of the early years of the great Serge Gainsbourg – presented both in his original recordings, and performances of his songs by some of his hipper contemporaries! The set's about 50% Serge – with material from the early EP and single releases for Philips – and the rest is really great work that features unusual takes on Gainsbourg songs – some by instrumental groups, some by male or female singers, and some by vocal groups as well! It's great to hear all the different interpretations of Gainsbourg's tunes – and the way these singers take on his witty and sometimes controversial lyrics – set to instrumentation that includes lots of the jazz and Latin touches that Serge was using in his own work. Highlights include a number of jazz instrumentals by Alain Goraguer – and vocal titles that include "Ronsard 58" by Michelle Arnaud, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Simone Bartel, "Devense D'Afficher" by Pia Colombo, "Le Claquer De Doigts" by Trumpet Boy, "Douze Belles Dans La Peau" by Jacques Lasry, "Mambo Miam Miam" by Los Goragueros, "Mes Petites Odalisques" by Hugues Aufray, "La Recettte De L'Amour Fou" by Michele Arnaud, and "Ell N'Avait Que Dix Sept Ans" by Francis Lemarque with Serge Gainsbourg. 66 tracks in all – a great 3CD package – with 13 tracks on CD for the first time! CD

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✨✧ Masters At Work & OthersHouse Masters – Masters At Work Vol 2 (4CD set) ... CD
Defected (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4CD ... $23.99 25.98
The title definitely gets it right – as the team of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are certainly masters of house – as you'll hear in this overstuffed 4CD set! The package brings together 40 tracks that really span the gamut of the duo's genius – from their important early house records, their crucial remixes of tracks for others, and their groundbreaking work during their second chapter – when the Masters At Work name helped bridge a space between older funk and soul, and the freshest sounds of the 21st Century! There's a huge amount here to love – and titles include "I Like (MAW main mix)" by Shanice, "Our Time Is Coming" by MAW with Roy Ayers, "Buddy X (Masters At Work dub 1)" by Nenah Cherry, "Always There (MAW main mix)" by Incognito with Jocelyn Brown, "I Feel Love (Masters At Work 86th Street mix)" by Donna Summer, "When You Touch Me (MAW re-edit)" by Taana Gardner, "You Can Do It (Nuyorican style mix)" by Nuyorican Soul with George Benson, "Star Chasers (Nu Yorican dub)" by 4Hero, "Let It Go (Ken Lou mix)" by Black Magic, "Ten Percent (Ken Lou mix)" by Double Exposure, "See Line Woman (MAW rmx)" by Nina Simone, "Truth Don Die (Masters At Work house version main)" by Femi Kuti, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousThis Record Belongs To _____ ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A pretty cool compilation – especially if you're looking to turn the younger set onto some groovy music! And by "younger set", we mean those 10 years old and younger – as most of these songs are the perfect sort to play for littler kids who've been getting force-fed a diet of mainstream pop, kiddie TV, and American Idol-type music – all tracks that are from surprisingly cool, groovy sources – including some 60s and 70s artists you may well already have in your collection! Most of this music wasn't written specifically for kids, and you'd hardly find most of these under a conventional heading of "children's music" – but if you, like we, respect that most young minds are sharper than most folks give them credit for, then you'll find yourself with plenty of mind-sharpening songs on this set! Titles include "You Can Sing A Rainbow" by Nina Simone, "Occapella" by Van Dyke Parks, "One Was Johnny" by Carole King, "The Town/Me & My Arrow" by Nilsson, "Pinball Number Count" by The Pointer Sisters, "The Mandolin Man & His Secret" by Donovan, "Running In The Green Grass" by Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class, "Diamond Day" by Vashti Bunyan, "Jenny Jenkins" by Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit The Frog, and "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare. CD
Also available This Record Belongs To _____ ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ George DukeBrazilian Love Affair (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and Cali soul with some key additions from the Rio scene of the time – a mix of singers and musicians who really help round out the sound and authenticate George's ears for Brazilian music! The album was actually recorded down in Rio – and features great contributions from Simone, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Silva, Toninho Horta, and Airto – all working beautifully under Duke's leadership, on cuts that include "Brazilian Love Affair", "Cravo E Canela", "Brazilian Sugar", "Sugarloaf Mountain", "Ao Que Vai Nascer", and "I Need You Now". CD features two bonus tracks – "Caxanga" and "Brazilian Love Affair (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Billy PaulFeelin' Good At The Cadillac Club ... CD
Gamble/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early album from Billy Paul – done in a mode that's quite different than his bigger hits of the 70s! The record's almost more of a jazz outing, but with a definite soulful twist – done in this righteous mode that's not unlike some of the best Nina Simone material from the same time – in a way that really shows some of the deeper strains in Billy's style. Billy's singing with a small piano trio, and his voice is rich and soulful in a way that you don't always get on his later recordings – quite powerful even with limited backings, at a level that really blows us away. The set's nearly all covers, but Billy's interpretations are fantastic, and he turns the tracks into something completely different than you're used to – in the same way that Nina Simone and Isaac Hayes were doing at the time with contemporary hits. Tracks include "Bluesette", "That's Life", "Feelin' Good", "Just In Time", and the Kenny Gamble original, "Missing You". CD

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✨✧ Monday MichiruBrasilified ... CD
Billboard (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Monday Michiru – and a record that reminds us all over again why we love her music so much! The album's got Monday serving up all the Brazilian sounds you'd guess from the title – but always with that positive, upbeat style we've always dug in her music – a vibrant sort of energy that's very different than not only other singers of Brazilian music, but also from most of Michiru's contemporaries on the underground scene! The instrumentation is quite jazzy throughout – thanks to arrangements from Simone Giuliani and Alex Sipiagin – but there's also plenty of groove, too – a great mix of Brazilian roots and jazzier funk, of the sort you'd find on older projects from guys like Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge. Monday's vocals sound better than ever in this setting – really reaching for the skies with a new sense of glory – and titles include "Zanzibar", "Bossamore", "Celebrate", "New Morning", "Beautiful People", "Sunrise", "Things I Say", and "Bedtime Story". CD

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✨✧ VariousMod – The New Religion ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge host of very groovy soul tracks from the 60s – all numbers that played big in the mod scene in London at the time, but which still sound great all these many years later! The grooves are upbeat and positive – the kind of swinging soul cuts that would play well into the wee hours at the sorts of small clubs and packed dancefloors that made London a very receptive place for American soul in the 60s – especially for the kind of killers like this! The set mixes together minor hits with lost Northern Soul gems – and the CD features 27 titles that include "Soul Sauce" by Timebox, "Bread & Water" by Mike Finnegan & The Surfs, "This Heart Of Mine" by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, "Shake" by Sam Cooke, "Wooley Bully" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Help Me" by Owne Grey, "I Want To Know" by Sugar Simone, "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash, "Everybody Dance Now" by Soul City, and "Right Track" by Billy Butler. CD
 
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Agostinho Dos SantosBossa Nova Vol 1 (Agostinho Espetacular/Inimitavel Agostinho/Agostinho Sempre Agostinho/Agostinho Canta Successos) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $49.99
The box has "bossa nova" in the title, but Agostinho Dos Santos is the kind of singer who also offers up what came before the bossa as well – a wonderful male singer from Brazil, and one who really bridges the sound of different generations with these records! The approach is sometimes light and jazzy, sometimes more richly expressive – at a level that ties Agostinho to some of the more soulful male singers of the American scene of the 50s – moving easily between different popular modes. Yet most of these tracks are strongly Brazilian from the top to the bottom – and filled with the mix of samba, jazz, and bossa that the RGE label could do so well at the time – with backings on most records by Simonetti. The set features four full albums – each with original artwork and notes, and in a package that also includes 10 bonus tracks as well! CD

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Claudio SimonettiNightmare Beach ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
A soundtrack that's hardly a nightmare – given the mighty talents of Italian film giant Claudio Simonetti! Claudio's definitely got his 80s groove on here – keyboards that move quick, fast, and sharply – with lots of 80s action touches in the mix, including some fuzzy guitar solos that slide and riff alongside the groove, but still leave plenty of space up front for the keyboards to dominate the mix! Simonetti's one of the giants of the horror scene from the time – and his action work on this soundtrack is equally sublime – on titles that include "Running On The Beach", "Dark Mood", "The Party Is Gone", "Detective's Theme", and "Revenge's Beach". CD features the complete film score, and selected tracks that had been previously released. CD

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Enrico SimonettiAmore Mio Non Farmi Male/Sono Tornate A Fiorire Le Rose/Per Amore Di Cesarina ... CD
Beat (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A trio of sexy 70s soundtracks from Enrico Simonetti – all scored with the kind of sweetness you'd expect from the maestro! Amore Mio Non Farmi Male has an almost Barry White-like groove at the start – soulful strings, with a bit of piano – in a mode that gets even funkier as things move on – with a nice undercurrent of soul that's a lot richer than most other Italian soundtracks of this nature – no easy disco sleaze, and instead some very thoughtful instrumentation that includes a few jazzy bits too. CD features 12 tracks from the film – all with great sound! Next is Son Tornate A Fiorire Le Rose – a film score that's got a fair bit of keyboards and piano in the mix, including use of some of the former in place of strings. There's one very groovy Fender Rhodes track that might be the real standout of the set – and another slow funk number with an "atmosfera erotica" tag that's mighty nice too! CD features 8 tracks from the film – all instrumental. Last up is Per Amore Di Cesarina – awash in playful, upbeat themes that mix electric rhythms with soaring strings – set off by a few mellower cuts that are more strings than groove, but still pretty slinky. CD features 7 more tracks from this last film – for a total of 27 titles in all! CD

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Enrico SimonettiLa Ragazza Di Via Condotti ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
The long-overdue complete release of this excellent score from Enrico Simonetti – music done for a great Italian thriller in the early 70s, but only ever issued as two tracks on a 45 back in the day! The full soundtrack is wonderful – a blend of action modes and a bit of jazz – handled with a depth of soul that's almost more like some of the best American work of the period, especially the maturing cop genre in the hands of composers like Johnny Mandel or Quincy Jones – where subtle sounds could oven have as much power as more striking moments! There's some especially great electric bass running through the score – which really emphasizes the jazzier elements in the music – and the CD features a total of 24 tracks in all, including the two titles from the original 7" single. CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Jeri SouthernBlue Note, Chicago – March 1956 ... CD
Uptown, 1956. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Great small group work from singer Jeri Southern – a group so small, the set also features the vocalist on piano! If you only know some of Jeri's more fully-produced albums of the 50s and 60s, you'll really be surprised here – as the singer works in a great small club setting with this open, personal approach that rivals the hipper jazz singers of the time – territory that hipper listeners always knew Southern could hit, even though her records of the period didn't get that far! The strength of her piano work is quite a surprise, as is her ability to really open up her vocals – and the package presents a full club performance for the first time ever, with backing from Al Bruno on bass and Dominic Simonetta on drums. Titles include "Every Time", "You Better Go Now", "I'm In Love With The Honorable Mr So & So", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Scarlet Ribbons", "When I Fall In Love", "September In The Rain", and "Miss Johnson Phoned Again Today". CD

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Lennie TristanoChicago April 1951 ... CD
Uptown, 1951. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 24.99
Lennie Tristano recorded live in Chicago at the start of the 50s – on a never-heard, double-length set that also features amazing work from Lee Konitz on alto and Warne Marsh on tenor! The trio of modernists sound wonderful throughout – and the set is a perfect summation of the fresh charms of the Tristano approach – which still haven't dimmed at all over the passage of decades! In fact, there's so little recorded work from this lineup, the collection is a key part of Tristano's catalog – and Konitz and Marsh as well – a way of seeing the space from which the latter two emerged as leaders in the mid 50s, and a way of hearing Lennie's guidance given to horns – something that's always referred to in notes from a few years later, but not as often caught on record. The rest of the group is fairly interesting too – with Willie Dennis on trombone, Burgher Buddy Jones on bass, and Dominic Mickey Simonetta on drums – and the live performance is surprisingly well-recorded, with tracks that include "All The Things You Are", "Judy", "Palo Alto", "Sound Lee", "Sax Of A Kind", "Background Music", "I'll Remember April", and "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Variations". CD
 
 
 



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