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Gene Chandler'80 ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A nice record of modern soul that got a bit overlooked at the time because of the poor fate of the Chi-Sound label. The record's filled with Chicago soul talent like Tom Tom 84, Sonny Sanders, and Carl Davis, and it's a good updating of Gene's Chicago soul sound towards a style that's more modern soul-oriented. We've got a huge soft spot for the track "Does She Have A Friend?", which is a nice two-step groover, and the LP includes a number of other nice ones like "All About The Paper", "Let Me Make Love to You", and a remake of his classic, called "Rainbow '80". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Reginald BucknerNew Tides In Music – Featuring Reginald Buckner (portrait cover) ... LP
Sound 80, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Hammond and keyboard work from Reginald Buckner – a really overlooked player, but one with a hell of a groove! The tracks here are mighty tight, and have a great funky undercurrent – thanks to sweet bass from Charles Gater and some especially nice drums from Ron Lee – who brings in a few tight breaks to the record! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his best, the call for revolution is as personal and soulful as it is political – this is a universal that's as riveting as you'd hope. Joined by veterans of the Egypt 80 band that Fela helped form back in the day, and featuring guests as legendary as Carlos Santana – who sounds SO good in a supporting roll on an Afro Soul tune – and modern soul jazz heavy Robert Glasper, this is among the finest new albums on the Strut label in years. Includes "Last Revolutionary", "Black Times" feat Carlos Santana, "Corporate Public Control Department (CPCD)", "Kuku Kee Me", "Bad Man Lighter (BML)", "African Dreams", "Struggle Sounds" and "Theory Of Goat And Yam". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerzy MilianJerzy Milian 80 – 1956 to 2004 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
One of the coolest Polish jazz musicians ever – the great vibist Jerzy Milian – honored here in a beautiful tribute to his 80 years on this planet! As the title implies, the music is from a large span of Milian's career – but most cuts are from his crucial stretch from the late 50s through the early 70s – when he was using his bold, chromatic approach on vibes in both small modern combos, and to grace some of the hipper large ensembles of the time – groups that sometimes had an MPS-like big band approach, sometimes an even groovier sound! This package brings together key tracks from Milian's career – a good number of which you won't find on CD elsewhere – along wit notes on the man and his music in both English and Polish. Titles include "Memory Of Bach", "I'll Remember Olga", "Blues For Praha", "Tempus Jazz 67 Ballada", "Szcuply Slim", "Ballet For Saxes (part 3)", "Pieces For Friend (part 1)", "Jolly Joker", "Sketches From China – Sunny Children", and "My Favourite Band". CD

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VariousCelebration Of Soul Vol 1 – The Chi-Sound Records Collection ... CD
Chi Sound/Varese, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful look at the later years of Chicago soul – a collection that brings together work from Chi-Sound Records, the imprint formed by producer Carl Davis after years of working with Windy City artists on labels like Okeh and Brunswick! Both Davis and the Chicago scene were reaching a new level of sophistication by the time Chi-Sound got its start – and the label took a keen cue from the Philly scene, and had its artists move into a broader range of work than just chart-bound singles – much more adult-oriented material that reflected the maturity of the artists, and the growth of an older middle class market for contemporary soul. As you'll hear on this set, Davis had a great way with a smooth tune – taking many older artists and allowing them to either re-record classic hits, or move towards material they wouldn't have been allowed to touch in earlier years. And as before, Davis also had a good ear for up-and-comers too – and exposed a few key acts on Chi-Sound during the short time the imprint was around. Titles on Volume 1 include "Baby I Love Your Way" and "What Would You Do" by Walter Jackson, "Heavenly Body" and "Have You Seen Her" by The Chi-Lites, "Rainbow 80" and "Get Down" by Gene Chandler, "I Choose You" by Paris, "One Tender Moment" and "These Are The Things That Are Special To Me" by Manchild, and "All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You" and "For Your Precious Love" by The Impressions. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most striking Pat Metheny albums of the period – as the set features the guitarist working with an all-star group that actually features 2 horn players! The group's a quintet, with Dewey Redman and Michael Brecker on tenor sax – blowing in open and spacious modes that complement the sound of Metheny's guitar nicely and really give the set a different feel. The rest of the group features Charlie Haden on bass and Jack De Johnette on drums – and the double space of the set is well used on a set of tracks that includes "Two Folk Songs", "The Bat", "Turnaround", "Open", "Pretty Scattered", and "Goin Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles DavisSuper 80 ... LP
Nilva, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Charles Davis is one of those players that always grabs our attention – and this 80s set for Nilva is one of the best records he ever cut! Davis' has a way of setting an edge in his saxophone right away – marking his sound, then his solos, as quite different from the rest – full of feeling, but often in a subtle way – burning with the sort of quiet fire we love in Clifford Jordan, a player who Davis matches for sound and style on this set. The date's a quartet one, with lots of room for Charles' horn – and the rest of the group includes Gene Adler on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums – on titles that include "Super 80", "Mother Pearl Sister Ruth", "Blue Genes", "Una Mas", and "Hi Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his best, the call for revolution is as personal and soulful as it is political – this is a universal that's as riveting as you'd hope. Joined by veterans of the Egypt 80 band that Fela helped form back in the day, and featuring guests as legendary as Carlos Santana – who sounds SO good in a supporting roll on an Afro Soul tune – and modern soul jazz heavy Robert Glasper, this is among the finest new albums on the Strut label in years. Includes "Last Revolutionary", "Black Times" feat Carlos Santana, "Corporate Public Control Department (CPCD)", "Kuku Kee Me", "Bad Man Lighter (BML)", "African Dreams", "Struggle Sounds" and "Theory Of Goat And Yam". CD
Also available Black Times ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousLive Convention 80 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Live old school hip hop and funky disco breaks from the first school – previously unreleased material recorded straight from the Ecstasy Garage Disco sound board at the dawn of the 80s – party rockin' rhymes from a loose collective of "Ecstasy Garage All Stars"! Live Convention 80 includes a non stop party with rhymes by a whos who of early hip hop who all found their way to the stage – including Grandmaster Caz, JDL, and Kay Gee (of the Cold Crush Brothers), Whipper Whip, Ruby Dee, and Grand Wizard Theodore (of the Fantastic Five Freaks), the Soul Sonic Force, and the Nice and Nasty Four. Broken into 7 cuts, a couple shorter and a jams that run 5-6 minutes. Digitally remastered from grainy source material, but the vibe transcends! CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ AreskiUn Beau Matin ... CD
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy ... About May 18, 2018
Areski on his own, without Brigitte Fontaine – but sounding equally wonderful, and with a really haunting sound! The albums' recorded with very minimal backings – a bit of cello, flute, and bass – all in an echoey space that makes Areski's raspy, poetic vocals ring out beautifully – in a style that's hardly without precedent, unless you compare it to his classic duets with Fontaine! There's a lingering sadness to most tunes – especially in the use of cello – and although airy, the album's got a depth of feeling that's amazing – even if you don't understand the language. Titles include "Liberte", "80 A", "Nous Avons Tant Parle", "Bali", "L'Un Beau Matin", "Le Brouillard", and "Comme Avant". CD

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AreskiUn Beau Matin ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About April 21, 2018
Areski on his own, without Brigitte Fontaine – but sounding equally wonderful, and with a really haunting sound! The albums' recorded with very minimal backings – a bit of cello, flute, and bass – all in an echoey space that makes Areski's raspy, poetic vocals ring out beautifully – in a style that's hardly without precedent, unless you compare it to his classic duets with Fontaine! There's a lingering sadness to most tunes – especially in the use of cello – and although airy, the album's got a depth of feeling that's amazing – even if you don't understand the language. Titles include "Liberte", "80 A", "Nous Avons Tant Parle", "Bali", "L'Un Beau Matin", "Le Brouillard", and "Comme Avant". LP, Vinyl record album

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Divine ForceHoly War (Live) (orig, dub)/Somethin Different (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Yamakka, 1987. Very Good+ (reissue)... $9.99
"Holy War" is one of the great lost hip hop classics of the mid-80's, featuring Sir Ibu, with a similar sound to the BDP material from that era, but with more energy in the vocals and production. And to our ears, classic beats and lyrics up there as one of the best tracks from 1987. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mikolaj HertelEpizod A ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. Used ... $6.99
Sweet 80s keyboard work from Polish musician Mikolaj Hertel – a sound library artist who works here almost exclusively on the Roland Juno 106, which has these warmly resonant tones that really open up in the set! Hertel's music is a bit deeper and more melodic than some of the colder keyboard work often used in 80s soundtrack and sound library material – but also avoids all the shlockier cliches of the new age generation, too – a balance that's extremely important to the success of these sides, as Mikolaj almost tries to update older German instrumental electronics for an 80s mode, and succeeds surprisingly well in the process. The music is almost an 80s extension of the Sky Records sound of the late 70s – with all the spareness that might imply – and titles include "Epizod A", "Wewnetrzyny Puls 1", "Prominen Ciemnosci", "Pryzlot Okecie 80", "Rozmowa Z Ptakami", and "Roze W Ogrodzie Rosetto". CD

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✨✧ Jones GirlsGet As Much Love As You Can/Keep It Comin ... CD
Philadelphia International/West Side (UK), 1981/1984. Used ... $19.99
2 of the harder to find albums by the Jones Girls, put back to back on one CD. The first LP is another one of their classics for Philly International, with great Gamble & Huff production, and excellent cuts like the title track and their classic "Nights Over Egypt". Other cuts include "I Found That Man Of Mine", "Let's Be Friends First", and "You're Breakin' My Heart". Keep It Comin' has more of an 80's groove, and a bunch of nice modern soul dancefloor cuts with a really sweet sound! Kenny Burke wrote and produced the title cut, "Keep It Comin", with a feel that's similar to his own work from the time. He also handled a few other tracks on the album, like "You Can't Have My Love" and "Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah" – and other tracks were done by McKinley Jackson and Leon Huff. 16 cuts in all, and a very nice deal! CD
(Out of print West Side pressing.)

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✨✧ Memphis HornsHigh On Music/Get On Up & Dance ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976/1977. Used ... $12.99
A pair of killers from this legendary group! High On Music is one of the funkiest albums ever from The Memphis Horns – that super-tight instrumental combo headed by Andrew Love on tenor and Wayne Jackson on trumpet! Both players had years in the Memphis soul scene under their belt by the time of this set – and instead of just going for familiar modes, they wisely try to reach for a whole new groove – bringing in a bit of New York funk from the time, particularly the tighter ensemble sound of the Fatback generation. Booker T still handles production, which ensures a link to Memphis roots – and there's some great keyboards, which underscore the horns nicely. Titles include "Freedom Train", "Get It Up", "80 Proof Red", "Move Your Feet", "Keep On Doin' It", "Crystal Mellow", "Love's Mood", and "Beale Street Shuffle". On Get Up & Dance, The Memphis Horns expand their groove – still serving up their great blend of funky soul horns, but also adding in a bit of vocals too! The core focus of the album is still instrumental – based around that amazing sound led by Memphis soul legends Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson – but given the dancefloor orientation of some of the best tracks here, vocals are a perfect blend for the sound – lyrics that never dominate too much, but which have a great way of underscoring the groove! Singers include DJ Rogers, Lani Groves, Deniece Williams, and James Gilstrap all sing on the record – and titles include "Just For Your Love", a smooth mellow stepper that's pretty darn catchy – plus "Love Is Happiness", "Get Up And Dance", "Memphis Nights", "What The Funk", "Don't Abuse It", "Keep On Smilin", and "Waitin For The Flood". CD
(Out of print.)

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NiteflyteAscension ... CD
Passion/Instinct, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A nice bit of smooth funky jazz – in the mode of some of the recent projects on the Expansion/Passion labels, grounded in a classic sensibility, but inflected with a more modern smooth jazz style of production. The sound is very late 70's/early 80's, and reminds us of the kind of jazz/R&B sound of groups like Breakwater – except for the fact that the record's all instrumental, and that there very slight touches of more recent trends (like the occasional house moment). Lots of cool mellow stuff, if you don't mind your fusion on the smooth side. Electric keyboards, tightly compressed drums, and a nice steppers sound. CD
(Out of print. Disc has some marker.)

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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Early 80's Japanese-only session featuring a reunion of some of Rogers' old bandmates in his legendary Giants ensemble. Rogers heads up the group on flugelhorn, and other players include Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The set's got a nice straight ahead sound, with a style that's very much in keeping with Rogers' 50's RCA sessions. Titles include "Bunny", "Walk, Don't Run", "The Goof & I", "Powder Puff", and "Short Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and obi.)

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Soul II SoulKeep On Movin' ... LP
Virgin, 1989. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Essential! When this one came out at the end of the 80's, it not only restored our faith in modern soul music, but it also drew the world's attention to the rich, rich talents that had been bubbling under in London's mid 80's rare groove scene. The record's a classic, and most of the tracks still sound as fresh today as when they were first minted – probably because Jazzie B drew heavily upon a classic soul sound in his production style, which assured the album an instant place in the upper lineage of R&B! Cuts include "Jazzie's Groove", "Keep On Movin", "Back To Life" "Fairplay", and "African Dance". Great stuff, and surprisingly fresh! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... CD
Polydor, 1974. Used ... $9.99
Classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield". With nice sweet keyboards, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you won't find on many other records from the time. This excellent CD reissue also comes with 5 bonus cuts, including some unreleased material, and one non-LP b-side. Bonus cuts include "Golden Crown", "Shoo Fly", "Iko Iko", and "Meet The Boys On The Battlefront". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! Medina's always been one of the most forward-thinking artists in the underground – and you can definitely hear that quality in this set – as Rich effortlessly steps back and forth in space and time, to create a unified sound that bristles with electricity, while still reveling in all the key acoustic elements from the 70s. Titles include "For The People" by Aquil, "Bango Fields" by Kutiman, "For Real (2011 edition Atjazz rmx)" by Atjazz, Olodumare" by Wale Oyejide, "Bushman" by Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, "Stalemate" by Fela & The Afrika 70, "Jungle Beat (Mutaba)" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes, "Soul Makossa" by Original Nairobi Afro Band, "Why Can't We Live Together (Sao Benitez BV dub)" by River Oceaon, and "Na Oil" by Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ShangoShango Message (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Single with the trademark Celluloid/Bill Laswell early 80's sound, this time including some electro/vocoder sounds plus vocals from Bernard Fowler. Produced by Afrika Bambatta and Material. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Celluloid sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ WhistleJust Buggin'/Buggin Much Hard ... 12-inch
Select, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's hard to place these mid-80's singles on Select – the production and rhyming definitely sound ancient, and they're not timeless in the way the early 80's singles on Enjoy are – but that doesn't mean they weren't kind of fresh at the time. This one, Whistle's best cut, is a good example of what the pop side of hip hop sounded like in 1985. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Select sleeve, with an index label on one corner.)
 
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Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things 2 ... CD
Lakeshore, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
There are many great things about the second season of Stranger Things – but one of the greatest is the music – which gets the sound of 80s horror and sci fi every bit as right as the overall feel of the show! The team of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein are every bit as tremendous here as they were on the first season – using lots of spare electronics and keyboards, at a level that evokes vintage soundtrack material by giants like John Carpenter and Vangelis – but which also has that special, extra-personal vibe that makes the show itself so unique! In other words, these guys aren't just trying to rehash a generation – as some others working in retro soundtrack modes – and instead, they use vintage instruments and production to craft a special vibe that's all their own – music that would have been equally legendary, were it released in the pantheon back in the day. Titles include "Scars", "I Can Save Them", "On The Bus", "Home", "The First Lie", "Chicago", "Connect The Dots", "It's A Trap", "In The Woods", "She Wants Me To Find Her", "What Else Did You See", "Run", "The Hub", "Levitation", and "To Be Continued". CD

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Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things 2 ... LP
Lakeshore, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.98
There are many great things about the second season of Stranger Things – but one of the greatest is the music – which gets the sound of 80s horror and sci fi every bit as right as the overall feel of the show! The team of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein are every bit as tremendous here as they were on the first season – using lots of spare electronics and keyboards, at a level that evokes vintage soundtrack material by giants like John Carpenter and Vangelis – but which also has that special, extra-personal vibe that makes the show itself so unique! In other words, these guys aren't just trying to rehash a generation – as some others working in retro soundtrack modes – and instead, they use vintage instruments and production to craft a special vibe that's all their own – music that would have been equally legendary, were it released in the pantheon back in the day. Titles include "Scars", "I Can Save Them", "On The Bus", "Home", "The First Lie", "Chicago", "Connect The Dots", "It's A Trap", "In The Woods", "She Wants Me To Find Her", "What Else Did You See", "Run", "The Hub", "Levitation", and "To Be Continued". LP, Vinyl record album
(On "Upside Down Inter Dimensional Blue" vinyl with gatefold sleeve & printed insert!)

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BBC Radiophonic WorkshopSoundhouse (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
BBC/Silva Screen, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Weird and wonderful sounds from one of the coolest spots in the universe – the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, home to a mix of surprisingly groovy and experimental electronic music! This album was issued on the 25th anniversary of the sonic institution – and it features a strong mix of older analogue styles with some more 80s-oriented electronics – yet still with all the depth you'd expect from the Radiophonic Workshop during its classic years! These aren't tinny slasher keyboards, or electro pop programs – and instead, the music here is as thoughtful and compelling as the sounds created during the Delia Derbyshire generation – but are handled by artists who include Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland, Dick Mills, Jonathan Gibbs, Elizabeth Parker, and Malcolm Clarke. Titles include "Mainstream", "Radiophonic Rock", "Computers In The Real World", "Rallyman", "Seascape", "Land & People", "Houdini's Magic Box", "Ghost In The Water", "Planet Earth", and "Catch The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl!)

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✨✧ Philip BaileyChinese Wall ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – in ways that push the Kalimba aesthetic even more into mainstream modes. Yet the album's still got some solid soul grounding, too – thanks to arrangements by Tom Tom and Arif Mardin – which is a nice contrast to the production by Phil Collins, who also guests on the hit "Easy Lover". Other cuts include "Time Is A Woman", "Go", "Walking On The Chinese Wall", "Photogenic Memory", "I Go Crazy", and "Children Of The Ghetto". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Chinese Wall ... LP

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✨✧ Philip BaileyChinese Wall ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – in ways that push the Kalimba aesthetic even more into mainstream modes. Yet the album's still got some solid soul grounding, too – thanks to arrangements by Tom Tom and Arif Mardin – which is a nice contrast to the production by Phil Collins, who also guests on the hit "Easy Lover". Other cuts include "Time Is A Woman", "Go", "Walking On The Chinese Wall", "Photogenic Memory", "I Go Crazy", and "Children Of The Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Chinese Wall ... CD 8.99

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Stelvio CiprianiRage (Fuoco Incrociato) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox/Digitmovies (Italy), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
Stelvio Cipriani works here in a mode that's maybe a bit more string-heavy than some of his 70s work – but still used with that great sense of compression and space that always makes his music so wonderful! Unlike some other Italian soundtracks of 80s vintage, this one really has the sense of majesty and balance you'd know from the golden years of the film score – no overdone keyboards or fuzzy guitars – and instead these well-done orchestrations that are balanced with more isolated instruments, and set to an especially great main theme that repeats in some wonderful variations throughout. That theme has that really strong Cipriani sense of emotion, but without ever sounding forced at all – and titles include "La Nube Tossica", "Tema Del Viaggio", "Ricerca In Galleria", "Arrivo Alla Base", and "La Base Nucleare". CD features 4 bonus tracks added to the original album! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Fitz Ambro$eDoe Quarterz ... LP
All City, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A cool bit of lean, bumping hip hop instrumentals from Fitz Ambro$e! There's a laidback, kind of hazy, latenight sorta vibe at play, giving it a consistent feel, inspired lean soul and funk sounds from 80s, but not trying to replicate that vibe at all, just as a springboard for creativity and unpredictable beat patterns. Nice use of obscure vocal samples here, too. Titles include "Bnite", "Likedis", "Chantae", "Krayzilie", "Drillbit", "Sinsin", "Taach", "Immsayin", "Ticketz". "Metryy", "Taach", "Rokabye" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniLost & Found – Unreleased Soundtracks & Library Treastures From An Italian Maestro 1972 to 1978 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $34.99
A stunning lost chapter in the career of Alessandro Alessandroni – one of our favorite soundtrack artists of all time! Alessandroni wrote almost as much music for sound libraries as he did for films – and as with the tracks on the set, some of his best nuggets have been lost to the mainstream for decades – lurking in the vaults, and ready to spring forth and maybe even topple some of his better-known work! That's definitely the case with these cuts, which really shed light on a funky stretch of Alessandroni's career in the 70s – a moment when he was still working with all the warm bossa and jazz charms of his previous efforts, but also stepping out with these sharper, funkier styles too – sometimes even with a stronger vocal lead than normal. About a third of these tracks feature lyrics – sung by Lorena, Giullia De Mutiis, and by I Cantori Moderni – and although the tracks are from different sessions, they really work well together – thanks to the collection talents of the folks at Four Flies. Titles include "Underground Disco", "Sea Breeze", "Shot Undercover", "Flirt No 2", "Night Fly", "Soul Meeting", "After Crime", "Sweet Emotions", "Obstinate Pop", and "Synthetic Rendezvous". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pet Sounds ... LP 39.99

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Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell Brown even plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record – which sounds especially great! Both Ashby and Evans are at the height of their powers here – mixing together bits of jazz, soul, and trippier elements in a sublime late 60s Cadet Records blend – one that's carried off perfectly on the original tunes "Truth Spoken Here", "Tornado", "Cause I Need It", and "Just Had To Tell Somebody" – but which also sounds great on some of the album's cool covers too! Other titles include Brazilian numbers "Reza" and "Canto De Ossanha" – both of which are transformed in Dorothy's hands – plus "This Girl's In Love", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", and "Windmills of Your Mind"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram blue vinyl!)

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Astral Dimension (Fabio Fabor)Galassia M81 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Lost sound library genius from Fabio Fabor – working here under the name of The Astral Dimension – which is a very good tag for the sound on the set! Although recorded in 1981, the record has all the warmth of some of Fabor's 70s material – lots of swirling, spacey keyboards – some in these streams of color that are really beautiful, and make you feel like you're taking a trip through the stars, with everything slowing down at warp speed – others in more spare, linear passages that evoke a slightly different mood, and balance things out nicely. The whole thing almost feels like a later update of the old "trip to space" genre for mood music records – and titles include "Antares", "Via Lattea", "Nebulosa", "Beta 700", "Stella Nova", "Monte Palomar", "Eclisse", and "Saturno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Luis BacalovSummertime Killer (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beatball (South Korea), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
One of the most enigmatic soundtracks we've ever heard from Luis Bacalov – a set that's still as groovy as his work from the 60s, but with a lot more 70s rock touches overall! These elements come through in some of the English language vocals at the start, but then slide into lighter variations on some of the more instrumental tracks – which move between sweet keyboards, flute lines, spare percussion, and a few more guitar-based moments! But there's also quite a sense of variety in the music – as the expanded reissue allows for a number of additional material that further expand past the few core themes, to some moodier, darker moments. Titles include "Like A Play", "Run & Run", "The Summertime Killer", "Lisboa's Tram", and "The House On The Lake". 21 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored splatter vinyl!)
Also available Summertime Killer (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $11.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul scene of the time – thanks to work on the record from Chicagoans Gene Barge, Sonny Seals, and Tennyson Stephens! Many of the tracks on the set have a bad-walking soul approach – one that's kind of a mixture of funky and bluesy – and these are laid out next to some jazzier instrumentals that we like most of all – tunes that have a great funky soundtrack feel, but with a bit more fusion touches than usual, probably because of the work of David Matthews. Titles include "Percy Fired", "Party Lights", "High Speed Posters", "Back To Business", "Chase The Train", "Gangster City", "Dream Ride", and "Peace Of Mind". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Stony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD 19.99

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul scene of the time – thanks to work on the record from Chicagoans Gene Barge, Sonny Seals, and Tennyson Stephens! Many of the tracks on the set have a bad-walking soul approach – one that's kind of a mixture of funky and bluesy – and these are laid out next to some jazzier instrumentals that we like most of all – tunes that have a great funky soundtrack feel, but with a bit more fusion touches than usual, probably because of the work of David Matthews. Titles include "Percy Fired", "Party Lights", "High Speed Posters", "Back To Business", "Chase The Train", "Gangster City", "Dream Ride", and "Peace Of Mind". CD
Also available Stony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD 11.99

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Beastie BoysSounds Of Science – The Beastie Boys Anthology ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1999. Used 2CDs & Booklet ... $5.99
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! Titles include "Three MCs & One DJ (live video version)", "Body Movin (Fatboy Slim rmx)", "Jimmy James (original)", "Slow & Low", "Skills To Pay The Bills", "Bohisattva Vow", "Sabrosa", "Brass Monkey", "Benny & The Jets", "I Want Some", "She's On It", "Twenty Questions", "Boomin Granny", "Hey Ladies", "Live Wire", "Shadrach", "Country Mike's Theme", and "Something's Gotta Give". CD
(Slipcase has a cutout mark & a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesDub Expression (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The mighty Errol Brown is at the controls in Treasure Isle – reworking some wicked rhythms played by The Revolutionaries – all with the stripped-down vibe of the best underground dub from Kingston in the 70s! Echo is heavy on the bottom-end of the sound – which makes the grooves ebb and flow in a way that's got a heck of a lot of sonic power – while some of the more isolated instruments over the top step along in a more melodic way – sometimes a bit of organ, guitar, or bubbling bass, depending on the track! The presentation is as stripped-down as the music – but at that mysterious level that only makes the record such a cool little treasure – with tracks that include "Bond Street Rock", "Ranking Marshal", "The Gun Court Dub", "Ital Stew", "Super Tracks", "Dread At The Controls", and "Ghetto Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange colored vinyl!)
Also available Dub Expression ... CD 18.99

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BT Express1980 ... LP
Roadshow/Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the greatest albums ever from BT Express – tighter, smoother, and classier than the group's early funky disco sessions – and with a cosmic sound that shows them really growing at the time! The sound here steps off from both the group's own horn-heavy disco sides of the 70s, and from the more righteous ensemble funk work of the Earth Wind & Fire generation – and there's also a nice undercurrent of the snapping midtempo rhythms that would show up even later in the early 80s indie club scene. Funk is still very much a part of the BT Express sound – and even when coming together like an all-pro outfit, the group are still hitting hard on the rhythms and well-crafted guitar parts. A wonderful record throughout – the kind of late session that could easily be overlooked, but which represents some of the group's best work! Titles include "Takin' Off", "Does It Feel Good", "Closer", "Better Late Than Never", and "Have Some Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & large letters in marker on both sides.)

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Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack (with bonus track) ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-known blacksploitation film from the early 70s, but one that boasts a heck of a great soundtrack! Peters approach here is a bit more baroque than some of his contemporaries – and he uses stepping strings equally alongside funky rhythms – creating a groove that's complicated, yet still plenty darn funky – and a sound that's as soulful on the mellower tunes as it is on the standout uptempo ones. Jerry Butler sings vocals on "Speak Truth To The People", "Tank's Theme", "Love is", and "Melinda Reprise" – but the instrumental tracks are even better, and include the clavinet groover "Part III", the sitar-styled "Melinda Latino", and the cuts "Music For Tank's Boat", "The Blues (Dope Pusher's Theme)", and "I Can't Let You Go" – plus the bonus track "A Prayer". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiPoliziotto Sprint (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Classic Italian cop work from the mighty Stelvio Cipriani – one of the few Italian composers who can work in a heavily electric mode, yet still get the richness of that scene's more acoustic years! The music is heavy on guitar and keyboards – but not in the later way inspired by Goblin and some of the late 70s giallo soundtracks – as Stelvio balances things out nicely with some funky grooves on the heavier tracks, and some warmer woodwinds on the mellower moments – making for just the right sort of blend of full-on action and more contemplative moments that folks like Lalo Schifrin pioneered back in the 60s. LP features 18 tracks in all (bonus CD includes 20 tracks) – only two of which were ever released on a single – "Speed Machine" and "Crazy Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on 180 gram vinyl & bonus CD!)
Also available Poliziotto Sprint ... CD 18.99

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Leonard CohenSongs From A Room (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
The second album from Leonard Cohen – a more stripped down effort produced by Bob Johnston, with some really odd washes of sound on the outer edges of the sound – adding some slightly uneasy atmosphere that's paired masterfully with Cohen's moody pen. An album full of subtle triumphs, with a few of his more iconic songs and certainly in the upper regions of best work. Titles include the classic "Bird On The Wire", "Story of Isaac", "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy", "The Butcher", "You Know Who I Am", "Lady Midnight" and "Tonight Will Be Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered, and on high-definition 180 gram vinyl!)
Also available Songs From A Room ... LP 19.99
 
 
 



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