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✨✧ Gene Chandler'80 ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1980. Sealed ... $3.99
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
(Shrinkwrap has some tears. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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MX 80 SoundDas Love Boat – Instrumentals 1975 to 1990 ... CD
A&R/Atavistic, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print.)

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Willie & The BeesOut Of The Woods ... LP
Sound 80, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ MX 80 SoundI've Seen Enough ... CD
A&R/Atavistic, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Antonio Adolfo & A BrazucaAntonio Adolfo E A Brazuca (1969) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album from one of the grooviest Brazilian talents at the end of the 60s – a key force in moving small combo bossa sounds into much more complicated territory! The set's awash in all the best Brazilian elements of the time – filled with jazzy grooves, Fender Rhodes passages, and sexy female vocals – all produced with a wildly spacey sound, and dancing together in a style that's baroque, groovy, and a bit funky at the same time! The compositions are fantastic – and rank up there with similar work from the time by Marcos Valle or Edu Lobo – handled with the same flair that you'd get in any of the best works of the EMI Odeon/Blue Brazil generation. Includes the nice funky groover "Juliana", plus "Dois Tempos", "Psiu", "Futilirama", and "Moca" – but it's all great! CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Ao Redor", "MG 8 80 88", "O Baile Do Clube", and "Gloria Glorinha". CD

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Debbie DebFantasy (club, edit, kickapella, dub) ... 12-inch
Jam Packed, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Not straight hip hop, but the sound of Miami that came before Bass. With electro style production and sung vocals, mixed with the early 80's club sound of people like Jon Rocca or Planet Patrol. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
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

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✨✧ Oliver LakeDedicated To Dolphy ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1994. Used ... $14.99
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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Madhouse8 ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
We remember when this one came out, everyone sort of put it down and said that Prince was caught in a crisis of overproduction. Now, though, from the perspective of his crap work in the 90s, this album stands as a beautiful bit of 80's jazz funk – and a cool batch of instrumentals that have a very classic Prince sound, plus a jazzy tinge that's all their own. The cuts are titled simply "1", "2", "3", etc – and the cover is worth the price alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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MasqueradersMasqueraders ... LP
Bang, 1980. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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 an unglued top seam, a promo stamp, and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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.)

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Jerzy MilianJerzy Milian 80 – 1956 to 2004 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ NiteflyteAscension ... CD
Passion/Instinct, 1997. Used ... $11.99
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.)

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Sun RaComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Reflections In Blue/Hours After/Mayan Temples/Tribute To Stuff Smith) (4CD box set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Mid 80s. Used 4CD ... $34.99
A great run of 80s work from Sun Ra – and some of his best-known records from the time! First up is Reflections In Blue – a later classic from Sun Ra – a record that bears one of his most beautiful cover shots ever! The record's got a wonderfully tight feel – a sound that's often not as out as Saturn sides, and which shows Ra's ability to lead a larger ensemble with a very complex sound – drawing on Ellingtonish roots, but inflecting them with his own space-tuned sensibilities! Players include Tyrone Hill on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and clarinet, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and clarinet, and James Jacson on bassoon and african drums – and Ra himself plays synth as well as piano. Titles include "Yesterdays", "Say It Isn't So", and the originals "State Street Chicago" and "Reflections In Blue". Hours After is a strange little late record from Sun Ra – late night, soulful and bluesy, with a sound that's in keeping with the traditionalism of the late Arkestra! The group's an all-star one – Pat Patrick, Danny Thompson, Marshall Allen, and John Gilmore – and Ra sings a bit on the session. Side B of the session steps out a bit more from the first side – which is the more traditional one – and Ra plays a bit of synthesizer, in a 70s avant kind of mode. Titles include "Dance Of The Extra Terrestrians", "Love On A Far Away Planet", "Hours After", and "Beautiful Love". Mayan Temples is a studio set recorded in Italy in 1990, and one that draws strongly from the tightening of tradition the Arkestra experienced in the 80s – working at a time of some of their greatest acceptance by jazz audiences worldwide, and able to express themselves fully in a range of different modes! The sense of tone and timing here is beautiful – almost Ellington-like at points, but still with a decidedly Sun Ra-like quality – and players on the date include Michael Ray and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor, Noel Scott and Marshall Allen on alto sax, and Tyrone Hill on trombone – and June Tyson also sings just a bit on the set. Ra plays both piano and synth, and titles include "Alone Together", "Discipline 1", "Sunset On The River Nile", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Theme On The Stargazers", and "Opus In Springtime". A double-length set too – nearly 80 minutes of music! Last up is A Tribute To Stuff Smith – an unusual session that features Billy Bang on violin, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and Sun Ra on piano – all in tribute to legendary violinist Stuff Smith. CD

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Rockers RevengeWalking On Sunshine '82 (long, short)/Rockin On Sunshine/Acapella Sunshine ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Not strictly hip hop, but a breakin/electro/dance classic! 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/snyth 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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✨✧ Soul II SoulKeep On Movin' ... LP
Virgin, 1989. Very Good- ... $3.99
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

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Cecil Taylor UnitEighth ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1981. Used ... $13.99
A very moody performance from Cecil Taylor – one long reading of the piece "Calling It The 8th", originally presented as 2LP set, but finally getting its due here as a single CD that presents the whole thing from start to finish with no interruption! Although as free as some of Taylor's other material from the time, the work also has a sound that's somehow more introspective than some of the others – possibly because of the rumbling bass work of William Parker, which seems to ground the record in an earthy territory that has the players circling back to home after taking freer flights on their solos. The group is a quartet, with Taylor on piano, Jimmy Lyons on alto, Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums. CD
(Out of print. Late 80's pressing.)

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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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✨✧ FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (edit)/Look & Laugh (edit) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1986. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
2 80s numbers from Fela, off the Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense album, where he was working with groundbreaking producer Wally Badarou, who gives the keyboard stylings of the Egypt 80 groove the same spacey spooky sound that you'll find in his own work from the time – blending the Afro Funk groove with a dubbier approach that has a bit more space, one that opens up the sound nicely! Unfortunately, both numbers here have been edited down to about 4 minutes, probably in an attempt at garnering some radio play. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1980/1981. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't let the later date fool you – because this is excellent material from Fela, and he kicks just as hard with his Egypt 80 group as he did with Africa 70! The set's got two albums on it – and the titles from Original Sufferhead ("Original Sufferhead" and "Power Show") both have amazing keyboards, with this strange other-worldly sound that makes it feel like Sun Ra has suddenly joined the group. The arrangements are amazingly tight, and a bit more sophisticated than usual. The I.T.T. album is represented by one long track – the legendary "International Thief Thief" – which is Fela's monster attack on global capitalist enterprise. If only Noam Chomsky could make his politics this funky! CD

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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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✨✧ VariousMetralleta Stein (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ ControllersIf Tomorrow Never Comes – The Classic Juana Recordings ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful southern group soul from the Controllers – with a sound that ranges from mellow soul to soaring harmonies – the best of the group's material cut for the Juana label in the mid-to-late 70s! The Controllers made three LPs and a number of singles for Juana, many recorded at the height of the disco era – and while some of the numbers bring a bit of funk into the mix and other elements geared for the dancefloor, they stray true to a harmony vocal centered sound. The production is by Frederick Knight and mixes some rootsier southern elements into a smooth blend – with arrangements by the great Wardell Quezerque and Mike Lewis. Includes "Is That Long Enough For You", "Pictures And Memories", "Feeling A Feeling", "If Somebody Cares", "List To The Children", "We Don't". "If Tears Were Pennies", "Hurt Again By Love", "My Love Is Real", "Getting Over You", "When Did You Stop Loving Me". 20 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Project – 20 Loungecore Favourites ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". CD

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Air10,000 Hz Legend (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Astralwerks/Parlophone, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 34.98
A great early 00s effort from Air – bravely moving towards a deeper, trippier sound! For 10,000 Hz Legend, they wisely don't try to replicate the comparably effervescent vibe of their late 90s classic Moon Safari. On some level, they're still working with some of moodier textures of their work on the Virgin Suicides soundtrack, particularly in the warm, but slightly eerie melodies, but there's a much more expansive vibe here. They're still recognizable as sensual, electronics embracing avant pop composers of Moon Safari, but there's a lot more deftly layered influences here, from prog, to psych, to disco – and it's a great beginning-to-end listen. Includes "Electronic Performers", "How Does It Make You Feel", "Radio #1", "The Vagabond", "Radian", "Sex Born Poison", "People In The City", "Don't Be Light", "Caramel Prisoner" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram audiophile quality pressing – with download.)

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AirPremiers Symptomes (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Parlophone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
5 early tracks of Air's spacey stripped-down approach to new grooves, that hints at a very lounge-y feel, without ever diving into it headlong, with a nod to ethereal past sounds, all the while breaking new groupd of their own! Haunting, beautiful, spare, and without any of the cliches that you might find in many of the group's that followed in the wake of Portishead and the Headz phenomenon: "Modular Mix", "Casanova 70", "Les Professionnels", "J'Ai Dormi Sous L'Eau", "Le Soleil Est Pres De Mo". Plus, it's packaged in a very cool die-cut cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – it's packaged in a very cool die-cut cover!)

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Pekka AiraksinenBuddhas Of Golden Light ... LP
O Records/Arc Light Editions (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A record that's got a much more dynamic feel than you'd expect from the title – no meditative sounds at all, and instead these really energetic rhythms that seem be years ahead of their time! The album leaps out in a frenzied undercurrent of drum and bass – not the later London mode, but with a freewheeling vibe seems to prefigure it by a decade or so, but in a more subtle way – while Pekka Airaksinen throws in these completely mindblowing keyboards that seem to move up and down the scale in terms of both volume and frequency – mixed with added tenor from A Ben Helander. The record gets a bit more mellow on side two, but still with an energy and pulse that almost feels random at times – and makes for music that's as unsettling as it is beautiful. Titles include "Sukirti","Ranasikhin", and "Kandasuryapradipa". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a silkscreened cover!)

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AkaCrazy Joe ... CD
Granadilla (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Aka are really opening up their bag here – starting off with the wonderful funky title cut "Crazy Joe", which has a rock-solid James Brown inspiration right from the start – then moving off into a range of different styles that really show them deepening their sound! The group were legendary in their Indonesian homeland – famous for tripped-out performances and some really heady sounds – and we can really see that legend live up to itself here – on an album that filters together so many hip modes, and almost feels like some of the coolest South American rock of the early 70s – which groups from that scene were making equally unique inroads! Some of the mellower tracks have this cool way of flanging out the vocals next to organ or keyboards – and the harder moments almost show a heavier style than the group's first two records. Titles include "Crazy Joe", plus "Maafkanlah", "Skip Away", "Bidadari", "Raja Jalan", "Kenangan Beku", and "Batu Nisan". CD

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram Ve Dostlar – Singles Overview 1974 to 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Rare singles from this ultra-cool Turkish singer – including many tracks that are b-sides of vintage 45s, and maybe even trippier than the album material we've heard before! The work was recorded in the mid 70s, but there's much more of a late 60s vibe going on here – from the trippy production to the fuzzy guitars, and the urgency in Edip's vocals – which have this surprising power even if you can't understand the language – maybe because the rest of the music's so captivatingly cool! A few cuts get slightly funky, as well as fuzzy – and titles include "Kahpe Felek", "Sen Actin Yarayi", "Affetmem Seni", "Zalim Zalim", "Gam Ustune Gam Yapilir", and "Garip". Includes bonus insert of notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Edip Akbayram Ve Dostlar – Singles Overview 1974 to 1977 ... CD 16.99

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Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "If You Could See Me Now", "All The Things You Are", "As Time Goes By", "More Than You Know", and "Who Can I Turn To". CD

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Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessShock ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
The great Leroy Burgess is still going strong on this later album from Aleem – shifting his sound to hit more of an 80s street soul groove, but one that's also got the tighter elements you'd expect from a major label set at the time! Burgess has a voice that's schooled in disco and indie club, but which turns out to be even better for chunkier, more synopated styles – provided by the heavier beats here, at a level that almost makes the set a precursor to later new jack modes. Titles include "Searchin", "Love Shock", "Jackpot", "Sweet Treat", "Lonely Tears", "Burn It Up", and "Genuine Love Affair". CD

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Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet10 ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A great little record that celebrates a decade's worth of music from the Afro Peruvian Sextet – but which also brings in a host of other jazz artists for the festivities too! The core sound is from the group led by trumpeter Gabriel Alegria – a well-balanced combo that begins in familiar Latin jazz modes, but often deepens things with Peruvian touches – sometimes on acoustic melodic instruments, sometimes in a fuller sound at the bottom of the rhythms! The approach is mighty fresh – way more than just another Latin jazz album – especially when inflected by contributions from Ron Carter and Essiet Essiet on bass, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Badal Roy on tablas, and others who join in the performance over the course of the set. Titles include "Contigo Peru", "Birdland", "Taita Guaraguito", "Homenaje A Chincha", and "Lonely Woman". CD

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Eric AlexanderChicago Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Not the soundtrack to the popular TV drama of the same name – but a set that returns tenorist Eric Alexander to all the fire he brought to his early years on the Chicago scene! Alexander's set up here with a key range of players from this years – longtime associates Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – all rhythmic giants who push Eric back into the kind of old school territory that made him an instant heir to the Chicago legacy of tenor giants like Johnny Griffin, Eddie Harris, and Von Freeman! Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt joins the group on a few tracks – adding in these soaring lines on trumpet that really sparkle – but we honestly like the quartet numbers the best, as they have Alexander opening up in some nicely unbridled territory. Titles include "Blueski For Vonski", "Eddie Harris", "Bee Hive", and "You Talk That Talk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny AlfEle E Johnny Alf (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by Johnny Alf – a sweet and mellow set of tracks that retains all the charm of his earlier bossa work, yet which adds in some warmer electric touches to really expand the sound. The set's totally wonderful – warm and raspy vocals from Johnny, set in lightly dancing jazz arrangements that groove with a gentle edge. Titles include "Leme", "Garota Da Minha Dicade", "Pensando Em Voce", "Decisao", "Anabela", "Ama Me", and "Eh Mundo Bom Tai". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Sandalia De Prata", "Tema Carnaval", "Eu E A Brisa", and "Nao Deixa A Zorra Morrer". CD

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Davie Allan & The ArrowsDevil's Rumble – Anthology 1964 – 1968 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Freaky fuzzed out madness – and a much-needed look at the work of Davie Allan & The Arrows – kings of the 60s biker soundtrack! Davie first started out with sort of a Ventures-esque approach – jamming fast and hard in a surf-inspired guitar instrumental mode – but as his career went on, he really fuzzed things up a lot, and started going for a trippier groove that was perfect for the cheapo exploitation films coming out of the AIP studios at the time. Allan's work appeared in films like The Wild Angels, Devil's Angels, Mondo Hollywood, Born Losers, The Glory Stompers, and The Hellcats – and this sweet little set brings together some of the best of those tunes, along with a really full set of notes that finally tells the story behind this mysterious group! All tracks are instrumentals, with lots of heavy bass and percussion – and titles include "King Fuzz", "Devil's Rumble", "Another Cycle In Detroit", "Glory Stompers", "Cycle Delic", "Blue Rides Again", "Invasion", "Shape Of Things To Come", "Hellcats", "Born Loser's Theme", and "Moonfire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – in great shape!)

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Doris AllenShell Of A Woman – The Legendary Playground Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Mid 80s. Used ... $9.99
Powerhouse soul from singer Doris Allen – who made a bit of a splash in the late 60s southern soul scene with duet partner Big John Hamilton – but who's own work from that time and a couple decades later have been under acknowledged in the digital era until now! The first half of the CD features the late 60s work, and it's wonderful – produced by Finley Duncan at Duncan's Playground Studios – featuring a couple of the Hamilton duets, but it's Doris's show. She can both shout out soulfully to the heavens and reign it in for more delicate numbers, and the often gritty soul backing of drums, organ and horns are of the finest caliber. The second half of the set jumps to the mid 80s, and the cleaner, smoother sounds of that era – still produced by Duncan – and Allen's voice as impeccable as earlier. Titles include "A Shell Of A Woman", "Kiss Yourself For Me", "Let A Little Love In", "A Place In My Heart", "Them Changes", "Bright Star", "Candy From A Baby", "Treat Me Like A Woman", "Full Time Fool", "Night Time Is The Right Time" and more, plus 9 previously unreleased tracks, including "Clean Up Woman", "Birmingham Jail", "Ashes Won't Burn" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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Tony AllenFilm Of Life (180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen to leap off in even more expressive styles – still grounded in rhythms that run back to his roots – but filled with creative instrumentation from an array of guests, and some spacey, electric touches that recall the fire in Tony's music when he first sprang back on the scene about a decade ago! Allen adds a few pointed lyrics at points – furthering the "life" presented in the title and great cover image – and titles include "Go Back", "Ire Omo", "Ewa", "Afro Kungfu Beat", "Moving On", "Boat Journey", and "African Man". Includes bonus tracks too –"Insider", "Mojo", and "Na Bangui". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mose AllisonWestern Man ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An amazing record by Mose Allison – with some good funky tracks! The real key here is the fact that Mose plays electric piano and is working in a hip trio with Billy Cobham playing some funky and soulful drums! We don't know what kind of piano Mose is using, but on the tracks where he's playing the electric, it's got a jagged and raw kind of sound, almost recalling the one used on the Atlantic albums by Eugene McDaniels. Includes the great funky track "If You Only Knew", which has a real McDaniels kind of feel – plus the cuts "Western Man", "Mountains", "Ask Me Nice", "Night Club", and "Meadows". LP, Vinyl record album

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AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like some of the others, is handled with a groove that's tight, yet plenty sophisticated too – light years from mainstream disco or common club of the late 70s, and instead informed by plenty of jazz and deeper ideas as well! The vibe is perfect – as heavenly and righteous as some of the best Roy Ayers club tracks of the time – which proves to be a perfect foil for the Allspice style of mixing male and female vocals – which again is often done in an Ayers-like mode. The sound is sublime throughout – one of those real treasures that should have been a huge record in the 70s, but was barely pressed up at all – and quickly forgotten about by the record company. Yet even after all these years, the whole thing sounds amazing – one of those albums we'd never part with at all! Titles include the groovy "Slipped Away", the funky stepper "Hungry For Your Love" – and loads of other great tunes that include "Love Fire", "Destiny", "She's A Lady", "I Don't Know", and "Give It Time". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaConcerto De Aranjuez ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Guitarist Laurindo Almeida returns to a bit of his roots here – but he also shows off a lot of the jazz experience he's picked up along the way! The album features Almeida working solo on acoustic guitar – although possibly overdubbed alongside himself at times – and while the set begins with the serious title composition, things never get too much in the realm of classical guitar – and instead have Almeida skirting many different styles, including a bit of bossa guitar – and working with this uniquely echoey recording style that makes each note resonate with a richly expressive sound! Titles include "Cool Cat Keeps Coat On", "Holiday For Strings", "Songs From Black Orpheus", "The Summer Knows", and "Star Dust". CD

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✨✧ Misha AlperinHer First Dance ... CD
ECM (Japan), 2008. Used ... $12.99
A really lovely record from pianist Misha Alperin – a set that might initially seem to be one of the ECM New Series albums, but which has more of the sensitive feel of older work on the label! Misha plays piano with this gently lyrical feel, mixed with these earthy lines on French horn and flugelhorn from Arkady Shikloper – who blows spaciously to really feel out the edges of the recording – almost opening up new space in sound to make way for Alperin's carefully understated notes. Anja Lechner also plays cello, to underscore some of the subtle feelings in the music – and titles include "Vayan", "Her First Dance", "A New Day", "Frozen Tears", and "April In February". CD
(SHMCD pressing. Includes obi.)

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Amboy DukesJourney To The Center Of The Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Mainstream/Won Sin (South Korea), 1968. Used ... $14.99
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to freak out nicely in this set of psyche-heavy sounds from the Mainstream label at the height of their late 60s greatness. Side one features a number of shorter Nugent-penned tunes, and side two is a slightly more complicated offering – a bit of a concept piece, with tracks that form a story over the side of the record. Titles include "Flight Of The Byrd", "Mississippi Murderer", "Dr Slingshot", "Scottish Tea", "I'll Prove I'm Right", "Conclusion", "Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange", and "Ivory Castles". Also includes the bonus track "You Talk Sunshine, I Breath Fire". CD
(Out of print Korean pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsBrasswind ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1973. Used ... $8.99
Gene Ammons gets the Cannonball Adderley treatment – as he blows funky solos over an album arranged and conducted by David Axelrod! Brasswind has a larger, fuller funky sound than some of his earlier work for Prestige – and it works very well! The overall sound's a bit smoother, but Axelrod's edge is still quite sharp, and the polished jazzy arrangements still have plenty of funk to around. George Duke is on keyboards and Carol Kaye plays bass – and other players include Snooky Young, Michael Howell, Jim Horn and Kay Migliori. Titles include "Cantaro", "Brasswind", "Cariba", "Rozzie", and "Once I Loved". CD
Also available Brasswind ... LP 8.99

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