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Allison Au QuartetThe Sky Was Pale Blue Then Grey ... CD CD format
(Canada), 2012. Used ... $4.99
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Cactus SkyFlies Inside The Sun ... CD CD format
Metonymic (New Zealand), 1999. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD CD format
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing approach to fusion that rivals the best fusion combos of both the California and Brazilian scenes at the time. There's a few nice moments that really belie their more southern roots – and recall the choppy fusion of Airto, or the vocal scatting of Flora – but the set's also got a sunny west coast finish, thanks to some wonderful production from Wayne Henderson – who kicks things up in a way that the group hardly matched on later albums! Guest stars include Raul De Souza and Roberto Da Silva – and titles include the funk classic "Coastin", plus "Guanacaste", "Out Of The Blue", "El Juguete", and "Synesthesia". Nest is Sky Islands – a set that's recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD

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Martha CarsonJourney To The Sky ... LP LP format
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has a small RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Crack The SkyAnimal Notes ... LP LP format
Lifesong, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a light crease.)

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John Dikeman, Klaus Kugel & Raoul Van Der WeideAcross The Sky ... CD CD format
Not Two (Poland), 2012. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
CD

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Drew SkyRazzmatazz/Funky Disco ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Chicago Underground, 1992. Very Good+ ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold label pressing. Label has some marker.)

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New FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP LP format
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The set's got a perfectly put-together style that's much more like some of the Philly vocal work on Atlantic of Philadelphia International at the time – although also not as commercial, thanks to a righteous undercurrent in the group's presentation and overall aesthetic – hinted at by their image on the cover! Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Wade Marcus, who also echo a bit of Detroit styles too – particularly the righteous blend of The Temptations towards the end of their Motown years. The Futures are equally great on mellow cuts and stormers – and titles include Castles", "Do Unto Others", "Ninety Days (In The House Of Love Correction)", "I Had A Dream", "Love Will Be Around Forever", and "Super Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and small sticker on back.)

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Emmylou HarrisPieces Of The Sky ... LP LP format
Warner, 1975. Very Good- ... $2.99
Includes "Too Far Gone", "Sleepless Nights", "Coat of Many Colors", "Boulder To Birmingham", "Bottle Let Me Down", and "Queen Of The Silver Dollar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Frank HewittOut Of The Clear Black Sky ... CD CD format
Smalls, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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New Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... LP LP format
CTI, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron Carter & Billy Cobham provide a tight but elastic rhythmic underpinning – a great foil for solos by players who include Keith Jarrett on electric piano, George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, and Freddie himself on trumpet. Airto & Ray Barretto are on percussion, with some nice percolating accents to the grooves – and titles include the classic "Povo", an oft-sampled monster – plus "In A Mist", "The Godfather", and "Sky Dive". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz Is Dead (Billy Cobham, Jimmy Herring et al)Great Sky River ... CD CD format
Zebra, 2001. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Mild Mannered RebelEar To The Sky ... CD CD format
Mild Mannered Rebel, 2013. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Mingus DynastyChair In The Sky ... CD CD format
Elektra/Collectables, 1979. Used ... $8.99
A bold statement from former members of the Charles Mingus group – working here together as a unit after the passing of Mingus, in a set that has some of the best fire and energy of Charles' later years! The tracks here are all Mingus compositions – performed in longish takes that allow for some great solo work from John Handy on alto, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and rhythm on the session is by the trio of Don Pullen on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. Titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "My Jelly Roll Soul", and "Sweet Sucker Dance". CD

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MonoWalking Cloud & Deep Red Sky Flag Fluttered & Sun Shined ... CD CD format
Virgin (Japan), 2004. Used ... $1.99
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New Nina SkyNina Sky ... CD CD format
Universal, 2004. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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New Notorious BIGSky's The Limit (radio edit, inst)/Kick In The Door (radio edit, club, inst)/Going Back To Cali (radio edit, club, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Bad Boy, 1997. Very Good- ... $2.99
"Kick In The Door" produced, of course, by Premier using the "I Put A Spell On You" sample. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Archer PrewittWhite Sky ... CD CD format
Carrot Top, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Ex-Coctails, current Sea & Cake member. Pop/Rock in a similar vein as the Bells, Cardinal, & Richard Davies CD

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Redhead Kingpin & The FBIDo The Right Thing (happiness remix, 212 sky king remix, happiness 7" remix) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Virgin, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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ReneeReaching For The Sky ... LP LP format
Aloi (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate edge wear.)
 
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Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP LP format
Sky Disc/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 16.98
A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we'd rank with the best harmony soul of the early 70s – similar to work from bigger New Jersey groups, like The Moments or Whatnauts – but with an interesting twist too, given the mix of male and female vocals.. Nearly every track on the album is an original tune – conducted with baroque arrangements by George Andrews, and delivered with a near-perfect approach that makes this album a real treasure all the way through – not a soul record that's great because it's rare, but just a great album all the way through. Titles include "Change", "If You Really Want To Make It", "Loving You Makes The World Go Round", "I Hope You Really Love Me", "Mariya", and "La La So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the money – a tightly compressed approach to disco that really lays heavily on the hooks – in a style that's similar to where Peter Brown was going at the time, with a similar compressed sensibility that gets past any of the fluff that was drowning others in the disco generation! In fact, it could well be argued that the approach here really helps focus a dancefloor sound towards the modes of the 80s – while still allowing for the fluid soul of the disco years too – a style that's summed up perfectly in the album's extended classic "Vertigo/Relight My Fire", which features famous vocals by Loleatta Holloway! Other titles are all sweet too – and include "Free Ride", "I Love Makin Music", "Just For Fun", "Love Strong", and "Hands Down". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Boogie All Summer (single)", "Relight My Fire (single)", "Hands Down (12" version)", "Hands Down (Hands Up)", "Relight My Fire (historical 1979 rmx)", and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (progressive instrumental rmx)". CD

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Jim LauderdaleCould We Get Closer? ... CD CD format
Sky Crunch, 2009. Used ... $4.99
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New Eno/Moebius/Roedelius/PlankBegegnungen II ... CD CD format
Sky/Gyroscope, Late 70s/1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
A second collection of 70s collaborations between Brian Eno, Conny Plank, and the team of Moebieus and Roedelius – pulled from a variety of recordings done at Plank's legendary studios over the course of a number of different albums! The format here varies from track to track, as different members of the quartet come together in minimal explorations of electric sound and space that was one of the best post-prog legacies of the German scene. Gentler waves are juxtaposed nicely with darker tones – none too over the top, but just enough to flesh out the record with a depth that goes far beyond simple atmospherics. Titles include "Fur Luise", "Hasenheide", "Langer Atem", "Conditionerer", "Speed Display", "Mr Livingstone", and "Broken Head". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousKollektion 2 – Roedelius – Electronic Music Compiled By Lloyd Cole ... CD CD format
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavenly sounds from the legendary Roedelius – all hand-picked from the Sky Records collection by the equally legendary Lloyd Cole! Roedelius is a name known to many for his work with Cluster and Brian Eno – but these tracks are all even more personal, poetic electronic numbers issued under his solo name – music that really shows how Roedelius helped strip down and refine German sounds in the waning years of the prog scene – taking elements that once would have been monster jams, and focusing them into just a short smattering of their key elements – but in a way that's equally effective! Most numbers here are very keyboard-heavy, often with little else going on at all – and titles include "Ampher", "Aufbruch", "Schoner Abend", "Etoiles", "Zwei Sind Eins", "Cafe Central", and "Langer Atem". CD

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New Rick DerringerAll American Boy ... CD CD format
Blue Sky/CBS, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousKollektion 2 – Roedelius – Electronic Music Compiled By Lloyd Cole ... LP LP format
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavenly sounds from the legendary Roedelius – all hand-picked from the Sky Records collection by the equally legendary Lloyd Cole! Roedelius is a name known to many for his work with Cluster and Brian Eno – but these tracks are all even more personal, poetic electronic numbers issued under his solo name – music that really shows how Roedelius helped strip down and refine German sounds in the waning years of the prog scene – taking elements that once would have been monster jams, and focusing them into just a short smattering of their key elements – but in a way that's equally effective! Most numbers here are very keyboard-heavy, often with little else going on at all – and titles include "Ampher", "Aufbruch", "Schoner Abend", "Etoiles", "Zwei Sind Eins", "Cafe Central", and "Langer Atem". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP LP format
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Apollo 100Joy ... LP LP format
Mega, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
A real treat for the 2001 generation! Apollo 100 takes Bach's "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", and gives is a jazzy electric keyboard reading – kind of a perfect bit of fluffy pop for a generation that was already digging the classical/easy experiments of the Swingle Singers and Walter Carlos. Not all the material is classically oriented, but most of the tracks have some very nice keyboard work. Titles include "Jazz Pizzicato", "Evil Midnight", and "Reach for the Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small light stain.)

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Australian All Stars (with Don Burrows)Jazz For Surf-Niks Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
A pivotal moment in the development of Australian jazz – as a quintet featuring Don Burrows, the country's greatest reed player of the 60s and 70s, got this rare chance to cut a record for a US label during an American tour! Even at a young age, Burrows is fantastic on a range of horns – alto, baritone, and flute – and he's working here with tenorist Dave Rutledge, pianist Terry Wilkinson, bassist Freddy Logan, and drummer Ron Webber – a group of lesser-known players, but who really keep up with Burrows' inventive lines. Tracks are short and arranged by the group with a breezy boppish feel – and titles include "Criss Cross", "Pearly", "Steynelus", "Freshwater", "Lotus Bud", and "Down The Mine". Cool "surf" cover, too! CD also features the bonus track "Sky Lounge Blues". CD

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP LP format
Atlantic, 1969. Good+ ... $6.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Label has a bit of marker. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP LP format
Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP LP format
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like an ordinary studio album. Sivuca's great, and his breathy voice and playing really open up Oscar Brown with some great Brazilian touches. And as usual, the writing's great, especially on tracks like "Brown Baby", "Mother Africa's Day", "Funky World", and the great version of "Afro Blue", featuring Oscar's classic lyrics. Also features a wonderful version of Johnny Alf's "Sky & Sea" – done by Sivuca with an incredible lilting groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
MGM/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Great later work from The Animals – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 1973. Very Good ... $8.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went on to forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has light edgewear.)
Also available Black Byrd (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99

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Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went on to forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Byrd ... LP 8.99

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Caston & MajorsCaston & Majors (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
Majestic Motown from the 70s – an almost-overlooked record, but a surprisingly sophisticated gem that's well worth discovering again! The album's definitely soul at the core, but embraces so many other rich styles too – and at points, almost feels like some of the most ambitious material of the Cadet/Concept scene in Chicago – especially given the full orchestrations on the tracks, handled by Jimmy Haskell and Jerry Long! Leonard Caston's the real genius behind the record, though – and works here to provide great support for co-vocalist Carolyn Majors – who trades leads back and forth with him, and is sometimes showcased on tracks that really let her heavenly vocals take off! The whole thing's great – and titles include an early version of the cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window", which was later recorded by other groups – plus "Child Of Love", "There's Fear", "Satisfied Mind", "Let There Be Love", "No One Will Know", and "Say You Love Me True". CD features loads of bonus tracks too – 9 more numbers that act as a great second chapter to the album – titles that include "Mother's Son", "What About The Price", "If I Can", "We're Together", "I've Got To Fly", "Don't Let", and "I'm Flying Your Sky". CD

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Channels/Continentals/Bop-Chords/Love-NotesRumble ... CD CD format
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Jubilee Records' excellent collections of earlier vocal group material – served up in a cool covered package with some nice Scorpio Rising overtones! The collection doesn't exactly come across with the violence implied by the name, and most material here has a style that's older than the cover image would imply – but the album, like others in the series, was a key format for presenting cuts known only as singles – at a level that gave them a bit more prominence in the market. The whole thing's great – music that's at the best level of early group soul on the New York scene – and titles include "Fine Fine Frame" and "Dear Lord" by The Continentals, "The Gleam In Your Eye" and "The Closer You Are" by The Channels, "Castle In The Sky" and "When I Woke Up This Morning" by The Bop Chords, and "If I Could Make You Mine" and "Tonight" by The Love Notes. CD

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Al CohnAl Cohn & His Charlie's Tavern Ensemble (East Coast West Coast/Mr Music) ... CD CD format
RCA/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... $12.99
An album and a half from Al Cohn – all with his batch of players from the Charlie's Tavern scene! The core material here is from the RCA set Mr Music – a tight little record with a strong focus on Al Cohn's solo work! Al's the lead soloist in a number of largish groups that are often tightly arranged, but which let the leader break out nicely – cutting with an edge on his tenor that's sometimes even sharper than usual. Cohn handled most of the arrangements – but a few are by Johnny Carisi, Ralph Burns, or Manny Albam –a nd players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Billy Byaers and Frank Rehak on trombone, Gene Quill on alto, and Jimmy Raney on guitar. Proceedings are tight, but never too uptight – and titles include "Cabin In The Sky", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "This Reminds Me Of You", "Move", "Cohn My Way", "La Ronde", and "Never Never Land". The remaining three tracks on the record are from Al Cohn's "east" side of the album East Coast West Coast – a batch of material arranged by Al, and featuring Joe Newman on trumpet, Billy Byers and Eddie Bert on trombone, and Hal McKusick and Gene Quill on alto saxes. Titles include "Inside Out", "Autumn Leaves", and "Serenade For Kitty". CD

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP LP format
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from Jimmy Garrison and drums by either Ben Riley or Rashied Ali – both really fluid players who open up nicely in this way that's never to far out, at least in the way that John Coltrane was using rhythms at the time – but which allow Alice to really take the lead as a bold musical visionary of her own! Perhaps most exciting, Pharoah Sanders sits in on one of the album's longest tracks – blowing tenor with a force that's enough to bring back The Great One – but the real charm of the set is Alice's piano work, bubbling out here with a sensitivity that we never would have expected from the harder-edge sessions cut with Coltrane – that new level of spirituality she instantly brought to her own solo sessions. Titles include "Ohnedaruth", "Lovely Sky Boat", and "Atomic Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP LP format
Fantasy, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Willy & The Poor Boys ... LP 24.99

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP LP format
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a bit of splitting. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 5.)
Also available Willy & The Poor Boys ... LP 16.99

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Mike CurbHot Wheels ... LP LP format
Forward, 1969. Sealed ... $28.99
Classic 60s throwaway bubble gum pop to go with this soundtrack to the 60s Saturday morning cartoon Hot Wheels! All tracks have vocals, and the sound is somewhere between The Sunrays and The Lovin Spoonful – maybe not nearly as clever as either of them, but still pretty cool nonetheless, and produced by Mike Curb with a sound that's a lot better than a lot of his other work of the time. Titles include "Mothers", "It's Magic", "Sky Hawks", "Come Back Baby", and "Words & Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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DeodatoMotion ... CD CD format
Warner (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Motion has Deodato moving heavily into the realm of 80s soul – using a bit more of an electro feel overall – one that often includes work on Prophet, Linn drums, and DMX next to the more traditional instrumentation of the set. There's some great vocals from the Juicy team of Jerry and Katreese Barnes – singing in a style that's deeply soulful, and which really balances out the electronics with a good deal of vocal warmth. Camille also sings on a few tracks on the set, and titles include "SOS Fire In The Sky", "Never Knew Love", "Bus Stop", "Motion", "Are You For Real", and "Make You Feel Good". CD

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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves and the poster. Cover has a factory sticker.)

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Electric Wire HustleLove Can Prevail ... LP LP format
Okayplayer, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99
A solid second album from New Zealand electro soul combo Electric Wire Hustle – and a subtle, but still pretty progressive step away from the more sample-flavored, beat-driven debut! Love Can Prevail has just a bit more of an abstract, electronics-accented approach to the production – but the soulful approach to the vocals and overall feel of the songs cuts as deep as ever here. Strong work from a unique group! Includes "If These Are The Last Days", "Loveless", "By & Bye", "Bottom Line", "The Spirit", "Look In The Sky", "Light Goes A Long Way", "To See You Again", "Blackwater" and "Numbers And Steel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... CD CD format
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". CD
 
 
 



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