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Reginald BucknerNew Tides In Music – Featuring Reginald Buckner (portrait cover) ... LP
Sound 80, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a crease on one corner, writing in pen on front, and some light stains on front & back.)

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✨✧ Herb PilhoferMusic That Works 2 ... LP
Sound 80, Mid 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from one of the few sound library artists working on the Twin Cities scene – with material done for companies that include Safeway, Hamm's Beer, Crystal Sugar, Exxon, ABC, and even Target! LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)
 
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Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation (180 gram white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the last great records from Fela – an album-long track with a very political message – delivered after the leader spent a number of years in a Nigerian jail cell, and returned to the musical world with a vengeance! Despite the late date of the track, it's still got all the raw energy of the classic Africa 70s records from the decade before – no 80s beats or keyboards, just amazing live jamming from the group – as they build layer and layer of instrumentation into a tremendous sound – all in support of the bold message in the lyrics! And even though the track stretches out for both sides of the record, it never gets boring at all – thanks to really amazing solos, and a non-stop sense of cohesion from the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Jerzy MilianJerzy Milian 80 – 1956 to 2004 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $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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Sound ExperienceSoulville Collection ... CD
Collectables, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
14 tracks of hard to find funk by this obscure group from the early 70's. The CD includes their classic breakbeat track "Devil With the Bust", as sampled by more than a few groups in the 80's. Plus, it's got lots of other nice ones, including "Sha Na Na Na Boom Boom", "Boogie Woogie", "Don't Fight The Feeling", "JP Walk", and more! We almost never turn up their albums, and when we do, they go for a bundle. CD

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation ... LP
Eurobond/Kalakuta, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last great records from Fela – an album-long track with a very political message – delivered after the leader spent a number of years in a Nigerian jail cell, and returned to the musical world with a vengeance! Despite the late date of the track, it's still got all the raw energy of the classic Africa 70s records from the decade before – no 80s beats or keyboards, just amazing live jamming from the group – as they build layer and layer of instrumentation into a tremendous sound – all in support of the bold message in the lyrics! And even though the track stretches out for both sides of the record, it never gets boring at all – thanks to really amazing solos, and a non-stop sense of cohesion from the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Shanachie.)
Also available Beasts Of No Nation (180 gram white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 22.99

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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. Labels have a name in marker. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a name in marker.)

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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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✨✧ VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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. CD
Also available Rich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousSurinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... 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, "Jhoom Le" by Cyntia, "Freedom Is The Thing" by Langa Langa, and "Jammin With The Jam Band" by Jam Band 80. CD

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Mikolaj HertelEpizod A ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $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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✨✧ MasqueradersMasqueraders ... LP
Bang, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the south's best 70s vocal groups, recorded here in their debut for CBS, produced by James Stroud with a surprisingly sweet mellow modern soul sound. Includes the nice stepper "Starry Love", plus "I Love You, I Want You, I Need You", "Into Your Soul", and "It's So Nice". A few weak moments, with a bit too 80's-ish production, but some nice moments overall. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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OmniOmni Says It All ... LP
Fountain, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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

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ShangoShango Message (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1983. Very Good+ ... $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 stickers and a cut corner.)

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Steady BBring The Beat Back ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good+ ... $7.99
We may be in the minority here, but we're still fans of that mid-80's Pop Art sound. The album is a collection of his earlier single on Pop Art, with "Bring The Beat Back", "Stupid Fresh" and the novelty cuts "Yo Mutha" and "Do The Fila" the answer to Joeski Love's "Pee Wee Dance." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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✨✧ Oliver LakeDedicated To Dolphy ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Dolphy record in sound and spirit – and one of the best Oliver Lake albums we've heard from this time! The tunes are either Eric Dolphy classics, or Lake originals with a very Eric-like approach – and they get great handling by a quintet that knows how to still swing heavily, even while reaching out on the solos – a balance that's very much like the early Dolphy albums for Prestige! Lake handles his horn with loads of deft lines that are no surprise, given his own legacy in jazz – but there's a definite sense of Dolphy angles and spirit going on too – supported by great work from Russell Gunn on trumpet, Charles Eubanks on piano, Belden Bullock on bass, and Cecil Brooks on drums – the last of whom brings some powerhouse energy that really keeps the album going. Titles include "Fire Waltz", "Hat & Beard", "Miss Ann", "Nov 80", "Page 4", "GW", and "245". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thes One/Herb PilhoferLifestyle Marketing/Music That Works ... CD
Wax Orchard/Tres, 2007. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible journey into adventurous instrumental beatcraft from Thes One of People Under The Stairs – plus a colorful collection of 70s style commercial jingles/sound library style grooves from composer Herb Pilhofer! Life Style Marketing is a 2CD package that includes Thes One's leftfield, period advert inspired hip hop instrumentals – plus a CD of Pilfhofer's specific grooves that serve as a springboard! Lifestyle Marketing must be the most ambitious hip hop instros project we've come across in a while – not only to be commended for the novel approach, but also simply for the fact that it's a funky good time. German born, Minneapolis based Pilhofer made funky commercial music in the late 60s & 70s for local businesses as well as major concerns like Pam Am airlines and Bell companies – with trippy electronics, funky drums and synth tones, and moddish instrumental touches – really amazing stuff that's bursting with a life of its own! Thes One builds a modern, but timeless hip hop beat record from Pilhofer's pieces and his own flavor, a wonderful step away from the fun, feel good hip hop of PUTS, to say the least. A near classic that we didn't even see coming! Disc 1 (Thes One) includes the tracks "Gate City Saving And Loan", "Northwestern Bell", "Target", "Hy-Vee", "Hart Ski", "Grain Belt Beer", "Bobcat", "Cheetah", "GBX Malt Liquor", "Cristal Sugar", "Pan-Am 1", "Pan-Am 2" and more. Disc 2 (Herb Pilhofer) includes the tracks "Sound 80 Theme", "Pan-Am Suite", "Hail Cesar", "Montage Juicy", "3M Traffic Control", "76 Trombones", "Montage Bell", "Montage ABC", "Mobius Flip" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBreakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This sequel to Breakin was pretty bad, with an even more tenuous relationship to hip hop, but the soundtrack was saved from total ruin by George Kranz "Din Daa Daa", that has gone on to be subsequently sampled, and is a pretty fat 80s dance track on its own. The rest of the LP has that mid-80's-breakdance-movie sound including Ollie & Jerry's "Electric Boogaloo." Also includes "Radiotron" & "Stylin, Profilin" by Firefox, "Gotta Have The Money" by Steve Donn, "Believe In The Beat" by Carol Lynn Townes, and "Oye Mamacita" by Rags & Riches. 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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✨✧ JoyceAnos 80s (Feminina/Agua E Luz/Tardes Cariocas/Saudade Do Futuro/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
EMI/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – four albums that feature this amazing singer at her height, along with bonus tracks too! First up is Feminina – one of Joyce's greatest albums – and maybe the first record we'd point to for anyone interested in her music! The set's an incredible blend of vocals, acoustic guitar, and these lightly gentle arrangements – all at this new level of expression that still recognizes Joyce's bossa roots, but really moves beyond with all the sophistication of MPB in the 70s! The sound of the whole thing is wonderful – completely transcendent and mesmerizing right from the start – and Joyce penned most of the tunes and handled the arrangements – with help from Gilson Peranzzetta on a few tracks. Titles include the classic "Feminina", plus "Essa Mulher", "Coracao De Crianca", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Compor", and "Misterios". Next is Agua E Luz – an amazing mix of jazzy vocals, sparkling production, and beautiful light guitar – the younger Joyce at her best – in a wonderfully uncluttered style that makes the record a treasure all the way through! Joyce sings and plays acoustic guitar – and gets these lightly jazzy backings that often feature a bit of electricity, but never too much to dampen the acoustic heart of the record – that great sense of personality that's always made Joyce unlike any other Brazilian artist we can think of – even though so many others have tried to copy her style over the years! Joyce did all the arrangements herself, Sivuca guests on one track – and titles include "Muito Prazer", "Samba De Gago", "Agua E Luz", "Mais Uma Vez, Mais Uma Voiz", "Banho Maria", and "Meio A Meio". Tardes Cariocas is a set recorded during the same key stretch as her early 80s albums for EMI – yet much more obscure! The album's got the same brilliant blend of jazz and bossa phrasing as her classics Agua E Luz and Feminina – and really brings Joyce's beautiful vocals to the forefront, with a strong focus on that fluid, jazzy style we totally love! Acoustic guitar is key to the instrumentation, yet there's also a few electric touches on keyboards – yet used quite softly, so that the presence of Joyce really dominates the record – but with a power that's greater than some of her more solo sets. Wonderful throughout –a nd with cuts that include "Nacional Kid", "Curioso", "Baracumbarra", "Tardes Cariocas", "Luz Do Chao", and "Ela". Saudade Do Futuro is a totally hard to find Joyce album from the mid 80's. Recorded for the obscure Pointer label in Brazil, this set has more of a modern fusion feel than some of her classic recordings that we stock, but Joyce's voice is still sweet and lovely, and her songwriting's as strong as always. The set includes her classic cut "Fa Da Bahia", plus other nice tracks like "Peixe Estrela", "Sonora Garoa", "Quadrantes", "Minha Gata Rita Lee", "Stone Washed, and "Tema Para Jobim", which has a guest performance by Milton Nascimento! Set features 7 bonus tracks – recordings done with Viva Voz, Antonio Adolfo, Mario Adnet, and others – with titles that include "Acalanto", "Terra", "Pega Leve", "Canconeta", "Revendo Amigos", "Diga Ai Companheiro", and "Planeta Azul". CD

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✨✧ VariousMetralleta Stein (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A single soundtrack – but one that features killer work from a host of the best Italian composers of the scene at the time – including Stelvio Cipriani, Carlo Rustichelli, and Daniele Patucchi – all of whom come up with some great electric funk for the set! The mix of composers makes for a nicely wide sound – and it's as if everyone brought their best few tracks to the session – picking out the sort of choice funky and jazzy numbers that usually are the standout tracks on other Italian film scores – working together here to make one heck of a mighty record! Titles include "Night Mood", "Chicago 80", "Santos Club", "Mato Grosso", "Verso L'Ignoto", "Il Mio Sguardo E Uno Specchio", "Tema Di Anna", and "Il Giardino Degli Angeli". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with bonus CD too!)
 
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EsquivelOther Worlds Other Sounds (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Audio Fidelity, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... About October 1, 2017
One of the most memorable Esquivel albums, and perhaps the first record that really let him hit his fantastic mix of off-beat orchestrations and spacey electronicized production! The arrangements are splendid, with echoey piano lines in the front that seem to trail off into the stratosphere. Behind them, the orchestra swings in a tight rocket-fueled way, soaring and dipping to match the oddly arranged piano lines. Titles include "Playfully", "That Old Black Magic", "Speak Low", "It Had To Be You", and "Night & Day". Plus, the cover's got a groovily attired model, hanging out in a very green lunar scene! LP, Vinyl record album

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Earth Wind & FireTouch The World ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Earth Wind & Fire touch the world with this sweet batch of grooves – a set of tracks that has them firmly embracing the electric sound of 80s soul, yet still bringing in some light spiritual touches of their own! The beats are pretty heavy at points – making for plenty of groovers – but the group almost seems to shine most on the ballads, which continue to provide a perfect showcase for the vocals of Philip Bailey and Maurice White. A few cool studio touches reference the group's earlier history – a nice reminder amidst the more contemporary sounds – and titles include "You & I", "System Of Survival", "Every Now & Then", "Money Tight", "Here Today & Gone Tomorrow", "Victim Of The Modern Heart", and "Thinking Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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AM & Shawn LeeLa Musique Numerique ... CD
Park The Van, 2013. Used ... $3.99
Loads of great electro sounds here – bassy keyboards, splashy beats, and some cool moogy moments – all wrapped up in the kind of heavy funk we've always loved from Shawn Lee! This cool collaboration with AM furthers the pair's step into the best sounds of the 80s – modes that almost feel like digging up the most underground funk of the generation at points, but which also get some pretty tuneful songwriting at others – great vocals that themselves are pretty electronic, and often echo that great moment in the years past punk and disco – when genres broke down for a bit, and music got especially wonderful! The set isn't totally retro – leave it to the pair to bring in some of their own voice as well – and titles include "Good Blood", "Suffer Like Me", "Replay", "In The Aftermath", "Two Times", "Louna", "Iron Leaf", and "Special Disco". CD

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Jane BirkinBaby Alone In Babylon (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About August 9, 2017 (delayed)
A later album from Jane B, but one that's still pretty darn groovy, thanks to arrangements from Alan Hawkshaw! The overall sound is somewhat in keeping with the date – keyboards and rhythms that sound more 80s than 70s – but the tunes themselves have all the breathy, sensual qualities of Birkin's best work with Serge Gainsbourg from years back – no surprise, given that Serge wrote all the tunes in the set! As before, the combination of Birkin and Gainsbourg is hard to resist – still the standard by which so much other work like this should be judged – on either side of the Atlantic. Titles include "Overseas Telegram", "Rupture Au Miroir", "Haine Pour Aime", and "Norma Jean Baker". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiEdipeon ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A lovely little soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – maybe one of his loveliest of the time – done with lots of wordless floating vocals from the great Edda Dell'Orso, whose presence gives the record a real Morricone-like feel at times! Yet the key Cipriani touches are also strongly in place – especially piano, which is acoustic throughout, and used in these beautiful, watery modes that drift along nicely with the voice – then get heavier on some of the album's standout groovers. There aren't lot of these, but even the mellower cuts have a nice sort of energy – thanks to that love of bass that always made Italian soundtracks soulful, even when mellow. CD features a total of 26 tracks in all, and really wonderful sound! CD

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Stelvio CiprianiI 4 Del Clan Dal Cuore Di Pietra ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A great Stelvio Cipriani score for a 70s film about a creepy cult that pulls robberies – scored in a style that mixes his best erotic modes with some eerie touches that fit the nature of the villains! All our favorite 70s Cipriani modes are here – especially those keyboards that he does so well, plus some moody bottom instrumentation that creates occasional earthy percussion moments, next to some of the slinkier, sexier bits! Most tracks are relatively short, but work together in a haunting melodic pastiche – and the set features 17 titles in all, including some slightly longer numbers that have an especially groovy sound! CD

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Aquarius SoundsDubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy dub from the enigmatic Aquarius Studios on the Kingston scene of the late 70s – the creative center of Herman Chin-Loy – whose work on the scene not only helped shape the sound of dub music for the future, but also launched the career of Augustus Pablo! The work here is mostly stripped-down, and created from cuts that were wholly or partially recorded at Aquarius – with additional work by King Tubby, over rhythms by Soul Syndicate, High Times Players, and Aggrovators Band! The vibe here definitely lives up to Herman's famous Aquarius Dub album – and titles include "Cheater Dub", "Mix Up Dub", "Breaking Dub", "She Gone Dub", "Roaming Dub", "Emperor Dub", "Short Man Dub", and "Olives Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 ... CD 13.99

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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 (stereo) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (stereo) (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 (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Lou Donaldson & The 3 SoundsLD + 3 (2 LP 180gram 45 RPM pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
A classic meeting between alto giant Lou Donaldson and Blue Note's crack Three Sounds combo – the great piano trio led by the mighty Gene Harris! The formula was one that Blue Note employed on a number of sessions from the time – and it makes a lot of sense, because the Three Sounds are a very tight rhythm group, just waiting for a strong soloist to front their rolling soulful grooves – in ways that really set sessions like this apart from their standard albums for the label. On this one, the Sounds give Lou a nice tight backing, and he repays the favor by laying down some very tight, very in-the-pocket solos with a good soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Jump Up", "Confirmation", "Smooth Groove", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Test pressing, in separate plain covers with catalog number stamps. Disc 2 is still sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousPsyched – The Soundtrack To Your Surfing Life – The Greatest Songs From The Best Surf Movies 1982 to 2014 ... CD
Festival/Warner (Australia), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the 60s surf music you'd expect – and instead a range of rock tracks from the 70s onwards, all of which have been used famously in Australian surf films! The surf movie had a brief heyday in America during the 60s – not the beach party kind, but the almost-documentary run of images of surfers in action – but in Australia, the genre's continued quite strongly over the decades – a surprisingly popular and durable format, often thanks to use of music like this! The material includes some great groups from the Aussie underground of the 70s and 80s – and is almost more of a punk/alt compilation more than anything else – save for the fact that lots of these tunes have a tightly rhythmic feel that must make them a great match for images of surfers soaring over the waves. Titles include "Tunnel Of Love" by Sunnyboys, "Freak" by Silverchair, "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave, "Down On The Street" by The Stooges, "Wonderful Life 88" by Celibate Rifles, "Dimension" by Wolfmother, "MF From Heel" by The Datsuns, "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by Pennywise, "Sick Boys" by Social Distortion, "Coprolalia" by You Am I, and "Which Way To Go" by Eddy Current Suppression Ring. CD

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✨✧ VariousRevolutionary Sounds – The Essential Collection Of Classic Roots Reggae 1973 to 1981 ... CD
Shanachie, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Edward Nicolay ArtemyevBarbier Of Siberia – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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Baker BrothersAvid Sounds ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Even more soulful stuff than before from The Baker Brothers – a record that really has them getting past the gritty funk of earlier records, and hitting a fuller groove that's totally great! The sound here is expanded past the guitar-heavy sounds that we first came to love from the Bakers – and while there's still plenty of funk going on in the set, we're even more impressed at the added range of instrumentation – more keyboards, bits of horns and Hammond, and a rich sound that's pure 70s soul all the way through! Almost all the cuts here are covers – really well-done versions of older numbers, both rare and classic – and most numbers have some vocals, sung by group members, and Vanessa Freeman guesting on one track – a great version of "Family Tree". Other cuts include "Space Funk", "Street Player", "Shack Up", "Couldn't Get It Right", "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Fly Like An Eagle", "Cola Bottle Baby", "The Mexican", and "Rock Creek Park". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary BartzHarlem Bush Music – Uhuru (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Milestone/Concord, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, and on Blue Note sides with Horace Silver – a righteous mix of jazz and soul, with a burning intensity that makes the political themes of the tracks come out strongly. The album includes one of Andy's all time classics – the original 7 minute version of "Celestial Blues", plus the fantastically grooving "Uhuru Sasa" – as well as the cuts "The Planets", and "Blue (A Folk Tale)". And Gary Bartz is pretty great too – dropping in these angular reed lines that really give the record an edge, and which sound totally great next to Bey's vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Joseph BisharaVatican Tapes – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Lionsgate/Lakeshore, 2015. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Blues BrothersBlues Brothers – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy Bowen & OthersVanishing Point – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Amos/Bell/Harkit (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
A real lost gem – finally reissued! The cover to this one advertises the more famous names that do tracks for the album – like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, and others – but the best tracks here are those by the great arranger Jimmy Bowen, who turns out some excellent complicated funky numbers that have a bit of a hippy soundtrack groove! Jimmy's work here is informed by a bit of rock scoring, but the overall feel is fast and funky – and his tunes include the great "Super Soul Theme" and "Freedom Of Expression". Another nice one is Jerry Reed's "Welcome To Nevada", which has a guitar solo by Jerry, but which is also nice and funky too! Other tunes include "You Got To Believe" by Delaney & Bonnie, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "So Tired" by Eve, and "Runaway Country" by Doug Dillard. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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