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Captain SkyPop Goes The Captain ... LP
AVI, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Captain Sky is sort of a bargain-basement version of Bootsy Collins. He plays lots of heavy bass riffs, lays down long funk tracks with wicked vocals and trippy space funk lyrics – but somehow he's never worthy of a ride on the mothership. The record's not a bad one, and it's an interesting example of the huge space-funk influence the work of George Clinton had on the soul underground during the late 70s. Not that anyone did it nearly as good as the P-Funk crew, but there were always a host of folks like Captain trying their best. Tracks include "Moonchild", "Fearless", "Cream & Sugar", "Rebirth", "Hero", and "Ker-Runch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sky Saxon Blues BandFull Spoon Of Seedy Blues ... LP
GNP, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Wicked work from the great Sky Saxon – an early record that really gets at the sheer raw power of his best work! Despite the title, the album's hardly a straight set of blues – more a blend of hard rock, psychedelia, and rootsy influences – in the manner of some of the earliest work by Love, but perhaps with more of a Chicago electric approach. Saxon wrote most of the tunes – and titles include "Moth & The Flame", "I'll Help You", "Cry Wolf", "The Gardener", and "Creepin About". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes and a peeled spot on front.)

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Wooden Wand & The Sky High BandSecond Attention ... CD
Kill Rock Stars, 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Drew Gress' Jagged SkyHeyday ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Jimmy Bryant with Speedy WestNight Rider/Rolling Sky ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1960. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
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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CalderaSky Islands ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. Used ... $9.99
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – 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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Sky Islands ... CD 14.99

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CalderaSky Islands ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – 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
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Sky Islands ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Creative Improvisors Orchestra (CMIF)Sky Cries The Blues ... LP
CMIF, 1981. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Players include Leo Smith on trumpet, Marty Erlich on alto and clarinet, Oliver Lake on soprano and alto, Cliff White on tenor and baritone, Bobby Naughton on vibes, Joe Fonda on bass, and Gerry Hemmingway on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Giacomo Dell'OrsoWhat A Love/To The Sky ... 7-inch
Fida (Italy), 1975. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
From the "Noi Non Siamo Angeli" soundtrack. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gil Evans & Jaco PastoriusLive Under The Sky – Tokyo 1984 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
A mighty pairing of giants – coming together here in a mighty live set that has both musicians at the height of their powers! At some level, the vibe here is that of Evans during his electric ensemble years – especially given some of the players in the group – but the presence of bassist Jaco Pastorius in the lead really sharpens the edges, and almost creates some of the bolder, more powerful sounds you'd expect from Weather Report, or maybe even the Miles Davis electric groups of the 70s! Gil plays keyboards throughout – and other musicians include Hiram Bullock on guitar, George Adams and Chris Hunter on saxes, Lew Soloff and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Pete Levin on electronics, and a surprising appearance by the avant giant George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "Up From The Skies", "Stone Free", "Variations On THe Misery", "Dania", "Jaco Solo/Goodbye Porkpie Hat", and "Here Comes De Honey Man/Eleven". CD

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FourplayLet's Touch The Sky ... CD
Heads Up, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Curtis FullerCabin In The Sky ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A very unique album by Curtis Fuller – quite different than any of his other records at the time! The session has Curtis blowing on tunes from the score to Cabin In The Sky – arranged by Manny Albam, and performed by a large group that includes Freddy Hubbard, Hank Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer. Far from the snoozy outing that you might guess from the title, the album's actually a deeply spiritual album that has Fuller playing in warm rich tones that he rarely achieves elsewhere. The backing is sensitive, and doesn't get in the way – and instead creates a magical pillow of sound that allows Fuller to craft these warm and sweet notes that are really wonderful. Titles include "The Prayer", "Savannah", "Love Turned The Light Out", and "Love Me Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Jerry Granelli & Jeff ReillyIron Sky ... CD
Canada Council For The Arts, 2001. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... CD
CTI, 1972. Used ... $13.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo SmithYo Miles! Sky Garden ... CD
Cuneiform, 2004. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Mary McCaslinPrairie In The Sky ... LP
Philo, 1975. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaEl Is A Sound Of Joy/Black Sky & Blue Moon ... 7-inch
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... On January 13, 2017 (delayed)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Keith Rowe & Toshimaru NakamuraWeather Sky ... CD
Erstwhile, 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Deutsche WertarbeitDeutsche Wertarbeit ... LP
Sky/Medical, 1981. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A lost treasure from the post-Krautrock years of the German scene – a lesser-known album on the Sky Records label – more famously home to Moebius and Rodelius – both of whom would be a good comparison for this album as well! Dorothea Raukes handles all the music on waves of keyboards and synth – great layers of spare, rhythmic lines that interweave in nice minimalist ways – yet often have a bit more bite than the usual sounds on Sky. In fact, there's a quality here that almost echoes some of our favorite electronic European soundtracks of the period – but which is maybe even better, as the tracks are longer, and offer up plenty of room for exploration! Titles include "Der Grosse Atem", "Intercity Rheingold", "Auf Engelsflugeln", "Unter Tage", and "Deutscher Wald". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram black vinyl pressing.)

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Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP
Sky Disc/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 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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Flat Duo JetsGo Go Harlem Baby ... LP
Sky, 1991. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Third Man.)

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Goddess Of FortuneGoddess Of Fortune ... LP
Spiritual Sky (UK), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Unusual spiritual sounds – produced by George Harrison! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover and label have address stickers.)

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". CD features great 12" bonus tracks – "Instant Replay (12" mix)", "Instant Replay (replayed)", "This Is It (12" mix)", and "Countdown (12" mix)" – all nice and long! CD

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RoedeliusSelbstportrait 2 (180 gram presssing) ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The fourth solo set from Roedelius and the follow up the the loosely structured, oddly beautiful Selbstportrait – aptly titled Selbstportrait 2! The way he's blending dreamy synth and keyboard melodies with spare, elemental and minimalist soundscapes continues here, and it continues to enthrall! Titles include "Signal", "Aufbruch", "Alle Jahre Wieder", "Grundlsee", "Regenwurm", "Thronfolge", "Tee Fur Die Geisha" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Muddy WatersKing Bee ... CD
Blue Sky, 1981. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, traycard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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✨✧ Rick DerringerAll American Boy ... LP
Blue Sky/CBS, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dan HartmanInstant Replay ... CD
Blue Sky/CBS, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". CD
(Cover has a yellow border.)
Also available Instant Replay ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Johnny WinterNothin' But The Blues ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousVanguard Folk Rock Album ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little set that will completely transform your understanding of folk music in the 60s – one that picks up with a second waves of folkies who were really opening their minds to the changes in rock music at the time! The styles here all blur wonderfully – as more standard 60s folk music comes into play with psychedelic instrumentation, tripped-out production, harmony pop, and a range of different modes that all make for some incredibly far-reaching work. All tunes come from the Vanguard Records catalog – a label who were making some initial waves in the early 60s, but who really came into their own during this heady era – and helped set the tone for the huge singer/songwriter boom in the mainstream years to come. The set features a total of 22 tracks from Vanguard – titles that include "Honey" by Eric Anderson, "Back On The Street Again" by Steve Gillette, "Someone To Talk My Troubles To" by Judy Roderick, "No Rest For The Weary" and "You'll Never Know What's In My Heart" by The Hi-Five, "Reason To Believe" by Patrick Sky, "Young Blues" by The Vagrants, "Changes" by Jonathan & Leigh, "Reno Nevada" by Richard & Mimi Farina, "January Morning" and "When I Was A Cowboy" by Ian & Sylvia, and "Long Black Cadillac" by Jackie Washington. CD

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AirtoTouching You, Touching Me ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian fusion component. Marcos Valle arranged many of the tracks with Airto, and the record's similar to some of his excellent R&B-ish work from the early 80s, particularly the stuff he did after working with Leon Ware. Great players and singers on the sessions, too – including George Duke, Herb Alpert, Flora Purim and The Sweet Inspirations. Tracks include "Heartbeat", "Amajour", "Partido Alto", "Open Space", "Tempos Atras", and "And Then We Touched The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. Used ... $7.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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✨✧ Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good- 2LP ... $8.99
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
(Later non-gatefold pressing on Polydor.)

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Australian All Stars (with Don Burrows)Jazz For Surf-Niks Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in 2009 – with Bang on violin and thumb piano, and William Parker on bass, plus a bit of shakuhashi and dousn gouni as well. Both players handle strings at a level that's far different than most of their contemporaries or influences – and have this sublimely spiritual style that's often a bit exotic too – but never in the sort of easier ways of Bang's Vietnam-related projects. Instead there's a very freely creative spirit as both players come together – finding a unique voice that's extremely moving, and never too heavy-handed – a huge reminder of why we love them both so much. Titles include "Bronx Aborigines", "Eternal Planet", "Buddha's Joy", "Medicine Buddha", and "Sky Song". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Epic, Mid 30s/1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing on Philips. Cover has gloss separation on the corners.)

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John BlairWe Belong Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A strange bit of soul from the later years of CTI – and one of the few albums we've ever seen from the enigmatic John Blair! Blair is an artist with a bit of a cosmic vibe – kind of a spacey sense of soul that maybe fits his appearance on the cover – and which is couched here in kind of a flanged-out rock style that's a bit different than some of the other CTI sessions of the time! D avid Matthews handled the arrangements – mixing in a bit of his funk with some fuzzier currents – and the great Googie Coppola joins John on vocals on a number of cuts, using a spacey soul style that's mighty nice. Titles include "Feather Lite & Honey Smooth", "I'm A Wizard", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Moonlight Serenade", "We Belong Together", and "Don't Feel That Way No More". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ Blonde On BlondeRebirth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ember/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99
These guys may have a name that evokes a Bob Dylan album, but their sound is something else entirely – a magical blend of simple instruments in a really unique way – and a songwriting voice that really sets these guys apart from the rest! There were so many great UK groups at the end of the 60s, that possible giants like these guys often got buried in the release schedule of the labels – even though they've got a fully-formed sound right from the start, and a lyrical confidence that's very unique. The music's a bit psych, and not entirely prog – but also reaching for something bigger than any sound of a few years before – and even though the instrumentation is by the very familiar trio of guitar, bass, and drums, there's definitely something special about it – as is also the case with the lead vocals of singer David Thomas. Titles including "Castles In The Sky", "Circles", "Broken Hours", "Heart Without A Home", "Colour Questions", "You'll Never Know Me/Release" and "Time Is Passing". CD features bonus tracks – "Circles (single version)", "Castles In The Sky (alt version)", and "Time Is Passing (alt version)". CD

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Brand New HeaviesBrand New Heavies (UK version– with bonus tracks) ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1990. New Copy ... About January 1, 2017 (delayed)
An expanded take on the original version of this groundbreaking bit of funky soul – the first British recording of the Brand New Heavies album, heard here with original vocals by Jay Ella Ruth – who was replaced on the record for the more famous US recording! Ruth's got a jazzier style than N'Dea Davenport, the singer better known with the group – and her work on the set is in keeping more with the rare groove/jazz funk underground from which the group emerged – sweetly singing in a classic 70s style that works perfectly with the combo's excellent instrumentation! The album's all massive all the way through – and cuts include "Dream Come True", "Stay This Way", "Ride in the Sky", and "Gimme One of Those". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks – most from singles, some from LPs – including "Rest Of Me", "Mother's Tongue", "Day At The Seaside", "Country Funkin", "Never Stop", "Dream Come True (original 1988 version)", and a take on "Neger Stop" with vocals by N'Dea Davenport for comparison! CD

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Brotzmann/McPhee/Kessler/ZerangTales Out Of Time ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 2002. Used ... $9.99
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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Peter Brotzmann & Joe McPheeTales Out Of Time ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 2004. Used ... $14.99
With Kent Kessler and Michael Zerang. 11 numbers in all, including "Stone Poem No 1", "Something There Is That Doesn't Love", "Master Of A Small House", "Cymbalism", "Alto Lightning In A Violin Sky", "From Now Till Doomsday" and "In Anticipation Of The Next". CD
(Out of print, in a nice gatefold cardboard sleeve.)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ George CablesCables' Vision ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1979. Used ... $7.99
We'd sure like to have Cables' Vision – because by the end of the 70s, he was one of the hippest cats on the California scene! This wonderfully easygoing album from 1979 features Cables on both acoustic and electric – soaring to the sky on some numbers, kicking back on the keys on others – and working with a lineup that includes Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Watts, and Tony Dumas. Includes the great smooth groover "Inner Glow", plus the tracks "The Stroll", "Voodoo Lady", "Morning Song", "I Told You So", and "Byrdlike". CD

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Channels/Continentals/Bop-Chords/Love-NotesRumble ... CD
Jubilee/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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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ClusterKollektion 06 – Cluster 1971 to 1981 – Compiled & Assembled by John McEntire ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), New Copy ... About November 2, 2016 (delayed)
A fantastic dig through the music of Cluster – one that not only features some of their spacey minimal moments from Sky Records, but also includes some of their earliest sounds on Brain Records too! Producer/musician John McIntire's been influenced strongly by Cluster's music over the years – and here, he returns his love to the duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Rodelius – by offering up his own edits of their tracks "Grosses Wasser", "In Ewigkeit", and "21 32" – alongside well-chosen classics that include "Hollywood", "The Shade", "Fur Die Katz", "Oh Odessa", and "Wehrmut". CD

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Al CohnMr Music (3 x 7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
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". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
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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