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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. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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Charles DavisSuper 80 ... LP
Nilva, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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

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Jerzy MilianJerzy Milian 80 – 1956 to 2004 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
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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VariousLive Convention 80 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 20.98
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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Divine ForceHoly War (Live) (orig, dub)/Somethin Different (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Yamakka, 1987. Very Good+ (reissue)... $11.99
"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 ... $9.99
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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New York Contemporary FiveConsequences (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana/Modern Silence, 1963. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
Searing work from the budding New York avant scene of the 60s – material that was some of the first to explode out of the city's new world of jazz – even though it only saw initial release overseas! The 1963 recording even predates the wave of groundbreaking ESP albums – and features a fantastic quintet with Archie Shepp on tenor, Don Cherry on trumpet, John Tchicai on alto, Don Moore on bass, and JC Moses on drums! The vibe is a bit like Shepp's initial work for Impulse – but also a bit more open and improvised, too – with a vibe that shows that even before the ESP label showed up to document the scene, masters like Shepp and company were already making amazing things happen. Titles include "Consequences", "Trio", "Rufus", "Sound Barrier", and "Wo Wo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #80/500.)
Also available Consequences (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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NiteflyteAscension ... CD
Passion/Instinct, 1997. Used ... $9.99
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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Rockers RevengeWalking On Sunshine '82 (long, short)/Rockin On Sunshine/Acapella Sunshine ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
With that early 80's club sound and sung vocals, produced by Arthur Baker and Jellybean. The 10-minute Rockin On Sunshine mix is a mostly instrumental version, with much more spare production, where each drum/bass/synth line is allowed to go on for a minute without all the other orchestration. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Streetwise sleeve.)

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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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✨✧ ShangoShango Message (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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Wreckin' Cru feat. Dr DreSurgery ... 12-inch
Macola, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $8.99
One of Dre's first singles and nothing like his later stuff with NWA, etc. This one has that early 80's California mid-tempo electro sound that bites straight from Kraftwerk (and Egyptian Lover.) Includes scratching by Dre and Egyptian Lover-style vocals chanting "Calling Dr. Dre to surgery." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole and a name in large letters on both sides.)

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VariousEasy Project – 20 Loungecore Favourites ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
The first volume in Sequel's great series of UK eazy groovy tracks! Like the other titles in the series, it has an amazing sense of production missing from some other loungey comps. It features loads and loads of great easy instrumental groups that made Britain one of the best places to go thrift store shopping in the 80's! Classics include "Staccato" by The Eliminators, "Revenge" by The Ray McVay Sound, "The Shake" by Laurie Johnson, "Walk on The Wild Side" by Alan Tew, "Mas Que Nada" by Sounds Orchestral and tons more! 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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✨✧ VariousExpress Yourself – Charly's Funky Grooves Vol 1 ... CD
Charly (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is sort of a return to the great Charly funk compilations of the 80's, and the set includes 16 stone cold cuts that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere – either on LP or CD. A very hard funky sound dominates, with cuts like "Sissy Walk" by Sonny Jones, "Burning Spear" by S.O.U.L., "Loose Boodie" by Vic Pitts Cheaters, "Just Keep On Truckin'" by The Backyard Heavies, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Machine Shop" by Untouchable Machine Shop, and "Hey Pancho" by Young-Holt Unlimited. Nice hard funk, and a great no-nonsense compilation. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OmniOmni Says It All ... LP
Fountain, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chicago modern soul LP from the early 80's, recorded for Jerry Butler's Fountain label. The group were one of the few last links in the Chicago soul scene at the time – and they've got a good harmony sound that hearkens back to mid 70s work by groups like The Chi-Lites or Windy City. Most tracks are in the midtempo range, with a fair bit of synthesizer and keyboard work – but the vocals are still the strongest part of the record, and they're allowed to shine nicely. Cuts include "You Make It Happen", "Keys To The City", "Strong On You", "Rock Me Gently – Heavy Love", "When You Stop To Think", and "Don't Be Selfish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousSurinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... LP
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A huge range of funky soul cuts from a very surprising source – the nation of Surinam, which didn't earn its independence until the mid 70s – which then seemed to pave the way for a big wave of wonderful music like this! The cuts often have a groove that's more northern hemisphere club than you'd expect from the nation's South American locale – and given that the nation was previously under the control of the Dutch, there's a lot of back/forth action here with European sounds, styles, and studios – which results in some great grooves that have a really unique hybrid in their approach! Rhythms are strong, but never too slick – never totally polished, as in a Euro disco mode – and instead maybe feel like some of the best underground New York material of the period – especially the sort that was drawing influence from communities of new immigrants. Some tracks have straightforward vocals, others have more of a group chant vibe – and most cuts have at least one key jazzy element, which really sharpens up the sound. Titles include "Happines" by Errol De La Fuente, "Born To Boogie" by Steve Watson, "Craziest" by Sonny Khoeblal, "The Funky G" by Sumy, "Love Dance" by Eddie Tailor, "Kaseko Attack" by Ronald Snijders, "Jamasa Roro" by Astaria, "Tirsa Song" by Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy, and "Jammin With The Jam Band" by Jam Band 80. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Nicely done reissue of this 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" – both the source of more than a few samples over the years. With nice sweet keyboards by Willie Tee, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you'll be hard pressed to beat! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wagner TisoBranco E Preto ... LP
Polygram (Brazil), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wagner Tiso, the keyboard player from Som Imaginario, lays down a nice set of smooth fusion tracks with a good groove to them. The set's got that Brazilian fusion sound from the 80's, which, if you know it, sounds a lot better than a lot of American fusion records were sounding at the time. Wagner plays a host of electric and acoustic keyboards, and the set list includes "Dona Beija", "Le Petit Negre-Penny Lane", "Preto E Branco", "Pai Francisco", and "Dueto Andante (Para Gismonte)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some very light wear on the spine.)
 
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Mort GarsonZodiac Cosmic Sounds (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
The Zodiac never sounded so spooky – and the album's one of the first in a trend that explored astrology with funky musical backings! The music for the set was put together by moogy maestro Mort Garson – then making a transition from being a straight easy arranger in the early 60s, to more of a tripped-out pop-psychedelic artist of the latter part of the decade. Garson brings a nice funky undercurrent to the set – in a style that's similar to the work of David Axelrod, but which also uses a bit more electric instrumentation. Each track features a spoken bit on a Zodiac sign – written by Jacques Wilson, and spoken by Cyrus Faryar – and the album also features some nice moog work by Paul Beaver! Titles include "Aries", "Taurus", "Cancer", "Leo", and so on! (P.S.: The label says "Must Be Played In The Dark!") LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
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Zodiac Cosmic Sounds (mono pressing – on glow-in-the-dark vinyl) ... LP 15.99
Zodiac Cosmic Sounds ... CD 11.99

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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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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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Chi-LitesHeavenly Body ... LP
Chi Sound, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Really sweet later work from The Chi Lites – proof that the group were still going strong long after their initial chart hits! The sound here is less Brunswick Chicago soul than before – and the group step along in warm and sophisticated backings that sparkle in the best Chi-Sound style – uptempo at some times, but sweet and mellow at others. The vocals are superb – easily adaptable to both sorts of settings, but especially great on the ballads – which really seem to benefit from the move away from some of the more cliched styles that the Chi-Lites were falling into during their last years on Brunswick. Eugene Record produced, and titles include "Love Shock", "Round & Round", "Heavenly Body", "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You", "Give Me A Dream", and a remake of "Have You Seen Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker, writing in pen, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)

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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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Claudio Gizzi, Sandro Brugnolini, L Piccioni, & OtCommenti Musicali – Thrilling Tensione Terrore Vol 2 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A host of Italian horror soundtrack composers, serving up spooky new sounds for the 80s – reflecting the shift towards more electronic instrumentation on the scene – but still used here with all the best vivid elements learned from an older era of soundtrack music! Claudio Gizzi takes over all of side one on this sound library set – and his music is a masterpiece of dark sounds and subtle sonic elements – all electronic, from what we can tell – but with a textural sophistication that takes it way past the simpler keyboard modes of the time. Side two features work from a variety of other composers, and is even more complex overall – and apart from one clubby space disco number, most of the music is pretty spare and spooky too. Titles include "Plasma", "Micromateria", "Ossessione", "Sul Filo", "Il Fantasma Dell'Opera", "Il Grande Fratello", "Le Voci Di Dentro", and "Spasmodica Attesa". 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 ... $32.99
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

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (stereo) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ VariousRare Music From The Cometa Library Vaults Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cometa (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really cool music from the Italian Cometa sound library – all material never commercially issued at the time, a fair bit of which is awash in sweet electric touches! Some tunes have an electric funk approach – almost like funky fusion of the time – while others are darker and moodier – using electronics that sometimes veer towards some of the more experimental sides of the Italian 70s scene – drawing a link between these sound library experiments, and some of the more widely-circulated work by the artists on Cramps Records. A number of tracks almost move into an early 80s German electro mode – and titles include "Movimenti Ritmici" by Teimar, "Dissenso" by G Tommaso, "Mistery Tour" by Teimar & G Ducros, "Funny Mood" by G Carnini, "Giochi Della Gioventu M3" by M Guantini, "Incessante" by S Chimenti & E Pieranunzi, and "Barcamenandoci M25" by M Faneschi. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eden Ahbez & OthersWild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99 31.99
A much-needed look at the untapped musical legacy of Eden Ahbez – the west coast mystic who's best remembered for delivering the song "Nature Boy" to Nat King Cole (legendarily walking in barefooted during a recording session!) – but who also made a range of other great music in the years that followed! Apart from "Nature Boy", and Ahbez's rare Eden's Island album from 1960, most of his other songs have fallen in in the shifting sands of time – but this record does a great job of digging up the best of the bunch, and presents them in a well-documented package that's much better than some of the public domain Eden Ahbez records that have hit the market. Song songs are by Eden, in a range of exotic vocal modes – others are by contemporaries, some in collaboration with Ahbez, some working on their own – and there's a great rante of trcks that icnlude "The Clam Man", "Umgowah", "India", "Child Of Nature", "Anna Was Mine (demo)", "Overcomers Of The World", and "Monterey" by Eden Ahbez – plus "Surfer John" by Nature Boy & Friends, "Wild Boy" by Mort Wise & The Wisemen, "Eden's Island" by Arthur Lyman, "Land Of Love" by Nat King Cole, "Hey Jacque" by Eartha Kitt, and "Palm Springs" by Ray Anthony. (Put together by the same guy who did Exotic World Of Eden Ahbez – but with different tracks, and even better sound!) LP, Vinyl record album

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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the faster, frenzied style you'd know from Nigerian music – and mixed with riffing guitar and basslines that further drive on the sound, although the core sonic elements come from all the acoustic instruments in the mix! There's some great bamboo-oriented percussion alongisde more familiar drums – and vocals at a few points take on some nice spiritual tones too. Titles include "Butakusa", "Okamin", "Amemie", "Kobockle", and "Taiwasho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniIl Tempo Dello Spirito (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An overlooked set from one of the all-time greats on the Italian sound library scene – an artist who made so many wonderful contributions to soundtracks in the 60s, then went onto record albums like this, which were barely heard by most folks at the time! The music is rich in chorus vocals, but in a way that's different than some of Alessandroni's work with I Cantori Modern – as the style's less groovy or jazzy, and maybe almost more ancient overall – somewhat redemptive in the end, not like any sort of spooky chorus work – but sometimes somber, too. There's organ on a few tracks, but of the cathedral type – again with a mix of more spiritual and blue-tinged modes. Titles include "Pellegrinaggio", "Salmo Gregoriano", "Il Tempo Dello Spirito", "Festiva", "Giubileo", "Elevazione", and "Black Allelujah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)

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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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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae Soundsystem – Original Reggae Album Cover Art (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.95
Amazing images galore – some classic covers from the Jamaican scene of the 60s and 70s, and lots more obscure images too – all presented in very vivid color, with a lot more clarity than any of the beat up original copies we have in our collection! The book really does full justice to the visual side of the reggae scene – and brings together a huge amount of covers we've never seen before, with others that look way more vibrant here than on a tiny CD reissue – presented in this record-shaped book that reminds us why albums always look so great in the racks! Most images are overflowing with color – really beautiful reproductions – and the oversized book is hardcover, and almost 240 pages overall. Book

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
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 14.99

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BT Express1980 ... LP
Roadshow/Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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