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Alan Parsons ProjectEye In The Sky ... LP
Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Bill Black's ComboYogi/Ole Buttermilk Sky ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1961. Very Good+ ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ryan CohanOne Sky ... CD
Motema, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's presence on the Chicago scene of the 60s – not a Dunwich quality entirely, but not far off either! That edge makes the psych moments really sparkle nicely – with a more sinister feel than anyone might have guessed from the group on their initial outing. A few moments echo Brit invasion modes – but with a trippier style that's a bit like Chad & Jeremy on Columbia – and titles include "Cobblestone Road", "The Sailing Ship", "A Carol For Lorelei", "Sunshine Psalm", "Mr Unreliable", and "In The Cafe". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Miles DavisMiles In The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
Miles Davis makes the electric transition – in this groundbreaking set from the late 60s! The classic mid 60s quintet is still in place here – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – but the sound is looser, freer, and more spacious – often echoing some of the rhythmic concerns that would dominate Miles' music in a few more years, but without as much of a bombastic sound. Williams' drums are amazing – fierce one minute, then fading the next – and Herbie Hancock's use of both electric and acoustic piano really points at his own directions in coming years. George Benson plays one one track – "Paraphernalia" – introducing electric guitar to the Miles Davis sound – and other long tracks on the set include "Stuff", "Black Comedy", and "Country Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Dave DouglasCharms Of The Night Sky ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $5.99
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Earth Wind & FireHead To The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set of influences that includes African percussion and Brazilian jazz – then blending the whole thing effortlessly into a cosmic sound that's simply breathless! "Keep Your Head To The Sky" is a song of pride that became an instant underground classic; "Zanzibar" is an incredible reworking of Edu Lobo's famous composition, turning the Brazilian baroque track into a spacey groover that soars on for 13 minutes; and "Evil" is a great tune that features the electrified Kalimba that became the band's sonic and legal trademark over the years! Other titles include "The World's A Masquerade", "Clover", and "Build Your Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 a cutout hole and some stickers.)

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✨✧ Peter GregsonLights In The Sky ... CD
Peter Gregson (UK), 2014. Used ... $0.99
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Lalah HathawayOutrun The Sky ... CD
Mesa Bluemoon/Pyramid, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Donny Hathaway's soulful daughter makes a long-overdue return – bringing us her first album in over a decade! The wait's been more than worth it, though – as its clear that Lalah's matured strongly over the years – coming up with a rich, soulful sound that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a sweet voice with a famous last name. Of course, the production help is a big part of the the set too – as Lalah's working with talents that include Mike City, Chris Parks, Vivian Sessoms, and Rex Rideout – all of whom help to give the set a sound that's professional, yet laidback and mellow. Titles include "Better & Better", "If U Ever", "In The End", "Your Favorite Song", "Back Then", "How Many Times", and "Boston". CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesTwo Sides Of Hampton Hawes (High In The Sky/Hampton Hawes Plays Movie Musicals) ... LP
JAS, Late 60s/1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A posthumous issue of material by Hampton Hawes – material originally recorded in the late 60s for the Vault label, repackaged here as a 2-in-1 set! The first record features work from High In The Sky – a lost trio session by Hawes, recorded in LA in 1970, with backing by Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Bailey – and a sound that's a lot more soulful than usual! Hawes is in fine fine form at the time – playing long and contemplative lines that almost sound like they're coming from an electric piano at times, in a mode that must have had a huge influence on other west coast jazzers, like George Cables. The album's got a great long cover of "The Look Of Love", plus a groovy set of originals that include "Muffin Man", "Carmel", "Spanish Girl", and "High In The Sky". A bit hipper than some of his other work – and with a nicely subdued groove! The second set is similar, but slightly different – titled Hampton Hawes Plays Movie Musicals, and featuring a bunch of tunes from same – played by Hampton in a trio setting, but one that's also slightly augmented by a small group from time to time. Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Where Is Love", "How Are Things In Glocca Morra", and "As Long As She Needs Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Open SkyOpen Sky ... LP
PM, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
A lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later years – and it's clear that all three are definitely inspired by the freedoms of the post-Coltrane generation, and are seeking a way to stretch out and really deliver their own sort of message. Liebman sounds wonderful on wooden flute, soprano sax, tenor, clarinet, and standard flute – and titles include "Flute Piece", "Deep", "Questions", and "Devotion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Open SkySpirit In The Sky ... LP
PM, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
A powerful little trio – and one of the boldest setting that reedman Dave Liebman recorded in during the 70s! The Open Sky combo features Dave on a range of reeds – tenor, soprano, and alto flute – plus a bit of acoustic piano and percussion too – often working with these long lines that are very spiritual and progressive, but neither too jamming, nor too outside at all! Bassist Frank Tusa's got this warm, round tone that really deepens the record – and drummer Bob Moses is at his best in helping to bring just the right sort of spark to the music. The best tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Bugs Bunny", "Mfwala Myo Lala", "Striving For Truth", and "Amy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dylan Ryan & SandSky Bleached ... CD
Cuneiform, 2013. Used ... $5.99
A strong statement from drummer Dylan Ryan and Sand – Dylan's trio with guitarist Timothy Young and bassist Devin Hoff. This is in a more paired down setting than we've heard Dylan in recently and it's damn strong stuff! Chicago-bred musician Ryan has never been one to heed stylistic boundaries – mixing up free jazz and avant rock into a unique, compelling sound. Now a citizen of LA, he's sounding as fresh as ever. The rhythmic interplay between Ryan and Hoff is equally invigorating in tightly walloping arrangements and the looser ones, and Young's fiery electric guitar is awesome to behold – particularly on the feedback-flavored rave ups. Includes "White Nights", "Barocco", "Psychic Journey", "Mayan Sun", "White Magic", "Soft Rain On A Dead Sea", "Time Stalkers", "Translucent Spheres", "Dreamspell" and "Sky Bleached". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Axel Schlosser & HR Big BandInto The Mackerel Sky ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2015. Used ... $4.99
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Branco StoysinSomething Between The Sea & The Sky ... CD
Sun (UK), 1997. Used ... $2.99
CD
(CDr independent release.)

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Sutherland Brothers & QuiverReach For The Sky ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Live Under The Sky ... CD
Columbia (France), 1979. Used ... $13.99
Originally a Japanese-only session – and one of the best records ever by the great 70's group that featured Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. As with most of the group's Japanese recordings, this one is far better than the ones that got released in the US – and Shorter, Hubbard, and Herbie are great, and play with a strong commitment to straight ahead playing that was lacking from a lot of their other recordings of the time. The set includes lots of nice long spiralling modal numbers, with strong soloing all around, and excellent recording quality. Tracks include "Tear Drop", "Fragile", "One Of Another Kind", "Papa Oriente", "Domo", and "Pee Wee". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ DerringerDerringer ... LP
Blue Sky, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP
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 HartmanFree Ride/Vertigo/Relight My Fire ... 12-inch
Blue Sky, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
A real sleeper of an electronic disco number – pulsating sequencer driven club tracks from Dan Hartman! Bubbling synths and a pounding 4 on the floor beat add up to a great late 70s disco number, a slightly more obscure single by him, but a great one nonetheless! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay (original, replayed) ... 12-inch
Blue Sky, 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
A high-stepping disco classic from Dan Hartman – a tune that certainly crossed over big at the time, and which still stands today as a great reminder that even when things were in a more friendly mode on the dancefloor in the 70s, they could still be pretty darn great. Served up here in a special Tom Moulton mix, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sealed, with hype sticker.)

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RiechmannWunderbar ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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✨✧ Muddy WatersHard Again ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a name in pen on front.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... CD
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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DerringerLive ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Johnny WinterNothin' But The Blues ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ David JohansenDavid Johansen ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glammy sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever underrated. David would go on the tweak his style and persona in a bunch of different ways, to varying creative and commercial success. Here he's just out to make a kickass rock and roll record as he'd done with the dolls, sans the wardrobe and junkie hijinks, but with all the blistering rock guitar and gritty R&B influences. This one really blazes! Includes "Funky But Chic", "Girls", "Not That Much", "Donna", "I'm A Lover" and "Frenchette". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David JohansenDavid Johansen Group Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo.)

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✨✧ RoedeliusLustwandel ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third solo album from Roedelius – and a series of chamber music pieces by the legendary Cluster and Harmonia co-founder! Includes some grand piano solos, and a real step away from the avant electronic experimentalism he's best known for – yet with the recognizable dream state hypnotic aura and far reaching rhythmic adventurousness that's he's just as much known for. Includes "Lustwandel", "Legende", "Von Ferne Her", "Vom Fliegen", "Langer Atem", "Willkommen', "Pirouette". "Die Andere Blume" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ They Found My Naked Corpse Face Down In The SnowDelta India Echo EP ... 7-inch
Grey Sky, Early 2000s. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Muddy WatersI'm Ready ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Cover has a few light stains, a gold promo stamp and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterRaisin' Cain ... LP
Blue Sky, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Also available Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ William R Chemerka & Allen J WienerMusic Of The Alamo (with CD) (hardcover) ... Book
Bright Sky Press, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The seige and battle of the Alamo is a well-trodded piece of history, but what isn't often part of the historical record is the musical history – and this nice tome from authors William Chemerka and Allen Wiener aims to correct that! Includes a look at the songs sung and played prior to the battle itself, as well as the pop culture tunes it inspired. Includes a CD of songs, a forward by Davy Crockett actor Fess Parker, and unlikely Alamo historian/Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins. Hardcover, 191 pages. Book
 
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Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... CD
Polydor, 1972. Used ... $5.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". CD
Also available Eat A Peach ... LP 24.99

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Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Eat A Peach ... CD 5.99

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Marisa AndersonMercury ... LP
Mississippi, 2013. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Lovely instrumental work from Marisa Anderson – guitar sounds both acoustic and electric, played in a style that's certainly folksy – but often a bit less traditional than you might expect! There's these cool darker tones around the edges here – a quality that maybe starts with John Fahey, but also echoes some of the more simply expressive solo guitar work of the post-punk generation – especially on the electrified numbers that let the fuzz ring out around the edges, and really help the tunes take shape. The album's quite unique, and very different than most of the contemporary guitar underground – and titles include "The New Country", "Sinks & Rises", "Galax", "Red Sky", "Embudo", "Trinity", "Mojave", and "Furnace Creek". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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

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✨✧ B-52sB-52s ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
A damn great little record – one that's got plenty to offer, and way more than the kitsch you might expect! We're surprised at how many times we go back to this one over the years – but it always makes us happy! Titles include "Planet Claire", "52 Girls", "Dance This Mess Around", "Rock Lobster", "Lava", "There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)", "Hero Worship", "6060-842" and "Downtown". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a stain along the spine and bottom corner.)

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP 29.99

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $29.99
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
(Original pressing.)

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Brotzmann/McPhee/Kessler/ZerangTales Out Of Time ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 2002. New Copy ... $19.99
A great illustration of the international power of the Chicago jazz scene in recent years – its ability to bring together players like Peter Brotzmann and Joe McPhee, and allow them to record together in such sympathetic company! At the time of the session, McPhee and Brotzmann had worked together for a few years in Brotzmann's larger tentet, and briefly on stage in a co-led quartet – and they share that energy here with bassist Kent Kessler and percussionist Michael Zerang in a set of spare, open-ended tracks that allow plenty of room for intimate improvisation. Brotzmann plays alto and tenor, McPhee plays tenor, pocket cornet, and trumpet – and titles include "Stone Poem 1", "Alto Lightning In A Violin Sky", "Pieces Of Red Green & Blue", "In Anticipation Of The Next", "Do You Still Love Me/Did I Ever", and "Cymbalism". CD

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $13.99
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
(Blue & Gold label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Billy ButlerBilly Butler Plays Via Galactica ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the most obscure albums from jazz guitarist Billy Butler – the musician who first rose to fame in the gritty R&B work of organist Bill Doggett, then went onto cut some great funky albums for Prestige Records at the end of the 60s! This set is a lot more unusual than any of those records, though – as it features music from legendary soundtrack composer Galt MacDermot, who also produced the session for his own tiny label! Billy's style here is a bit different than some of his jazz work – more of a focus on chromes and tones, with some wah wah moments that are especially nice – guitar lines that snake around these laidback grooves from a sweet small combo that features drums by Bernard Purdie, bass by Wilbur Bascomb, and piano by Galt himself! Things get nice and spacey at all the best moments – and tracks include "Hush", "Life Wins", "400 Girls Ago", and "Other Side of the Sky". CD

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✨✧ Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... CD
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto 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?" CD

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Channels/Continentals/Bop-Chords/Love-NotesRumble ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. Used ... $8.99
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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Clear Soul ForcesFab Five (clear vinyl – with download) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 20.98
.The four MC group Clear Soul Forces – Ilajide, E-Fav, Noveliss & LAZ, respectively – team up with producer Nameless, and deliver The Fab Five for Fat Beats! Tried-and-true Detroit hip hop from at a talented team. Includes "Intro" "Cheese In The Sky", "Mars On Life", "Kaboom", "Gamma Ray", "Opening Theme", "Get Down", "Remain Raw", ""BPSWR", "100 %", "Insane" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Al CohnMr Music ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot near the opening & a few stains on the back.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dr DreCompton ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Dr Dre's first proper album in 15+ years, and you just know he wouldn't even bother if didn't have something solid to put there, right? Sky high expectations aside, it's a damn strong effort. Dre is in ringmaster and super-producer mode here, bringing in a diverse roster of vocal players and doing his distinctive thing behind the scenes a lot the time. Compton hardly ever directly retreads on the sounds of his past, which makes it all the more remarkable, because you KNOW this is a Dr. Dre record even if it doesn't sound exactly like his past work. Includes "Talk About It" feat King Mez & Justus, "Genocide" with Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius * Candice Pillay, "It's All On Me" feat Justus & BJ The Chicago Kid, "One Shot One Kill" feat Jon Connor & Snoop, "Satisfaction" feat Snoop, Marsha Abrosius & King Mez, "Medicine Man" feat Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson .Paak, "Issues" feat Ice Cube, Anderson .Paak & Dem Jointz and more. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker on back.)

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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JD EmmanuelWizards ... CD
Important Records, Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautiful sounds from this underground electronician – a set of obscure recordings that are all inspired by the early 70s keyboard experiments of Terry Riley – but which take his styles into even more hypnotic territory overall! JD Emmanuel's keys are every bit as cyclical and compelling as Riley's – but often a bit more mellow, too – so that the sounds flow with this gentle sort of grace – almost sounds from space, finding a new life here in the organic texture of the planet! The cover implies some slight new age thinking behind the record – but the overall vibe is much more in the spare electronic mode of Sky Records material from Rodelius and Moebius – with a similarly cool style of production. Titles include "At One Moment", "Focusing Within", "Prayer", and "Expanding Into The Universe". CD
 
 
 



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