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Reginald BucknerNew Tides In Music – Featuring Reginald Buckner (yellow cover) ... LP
Sound 80, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $99.99
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 light wear, a sticker spot, and wide clear tape on the seams.)
 
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✨✧ Jean CarnWhen I Find You Love/Sweet & Wonderful ... CD
Philadelphia International/West Side (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
2 of Jean Carn's harder to find albums on one CD! When I Find You Love is prime Philly soul from the late 70s, and a great batch of tracks that includes "My Love Don't Come Easy", "Was That All It Was", and "When I Find You Love". You've heard at least one of these great cuts before, and the whole album's great! The other LP is one of Jean's hardest to find, and it was released in the early 80's, and has a beautiful modern soul sound to it. Included is the amazing cut "We Got Some Catching Up To Do", plus nice ones like "Sweet & Wonderful", "I Just Thought Of A Way", "Mystic Stranger", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". Just more proof that leaving Doug Carn behind was the greatest thing she ever did! CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (edit)/Look & Laugh (edit) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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Bernard Herrmann/Wimmiam StrombergFahrenheit 451/Twilight Zone – Walking Distance ... CD
Tribute Film Classics, 2007. Used ... $18.99
One of Bernard Herrmann's most fantastic soundtracks of the 60s – his incredible music for the film version of Fahrenheit 451! Herrmann really outdid himself for the movie – coming up with a blend of strange sounds that echo the future setting of the film, and more dramatic moments that rival some of his best thriller themes for Hitchcock! This new recording really gets at the same sort of charm as the original music used on screen – with careful orchestrations and production that hardly make the whole thing sound contemporary at all, and which really suits the full presentation of the compositions – including a number of tracks not used in the film. CD also features rare Herrmann music for the Twilight Zone episode Walking Distance – and the total amount of music runs for almost 80 minutes in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Shannon JacksonNasty ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of Shannon Jackson's jaunty jazz outings from the early 80's, with a sound that's vaguely similar to some of Ornette's stuff from the same time. The group includes Charles Brackeen, Byard Lancaster, Melvin Gibbs, and Vernon Reid – and has a very Black Rock sound to it. Tracks include "Black Widow", "Nasty", and "When We Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- 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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Q65Nothing But Trouble – The Best Of Q65 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A buzzing set of fiery 60s rock from Q65 – a Dutch combo that really tear it up in a garagey, but still quite pop way on this set of material cut from 1966-1968! The best part of it for us is the rusty razor rhythm guitar sound here – a really fierce element that keeps things nice and mean, even though the group had a really good handle on pop hooks. Very nice stuff on this jam packed CD! Titles include "Cry In The Night", "From Above", "I Got Nightmares", "The Life I Live", "I Despise You", "The Life I Live", "Just Who's In Sight", "It Came To Me", ""80% O", "Spoonful", "Ann", "Sour Wine", "Down In The Bottom", "No Place To Go", "Fairy Tales Of Truth" and "Ridin' On A Slow Train" (both as Circus) and more! 24 tracks in all. CD

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Steady BBring The Beat Back ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Gerald WigginsAround The World In 80 Days ... CD
Specialty/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $12.99
A great little record – way more than just a simple jazz version of a soundtrack! True, the Wiggins trio is working here with material from Victor Young's score to Around The World In 80 Days – but Gerald really opens all the tracks up on the piano, so much so that we can hardly recognize most numbers – thanks to the Wiggins touch on the keys, and to some fiery work on rhythm by drummer Bill Douglass and bassist Eugene Wright. Possibly David Axelrod's production helped in hitting the sound of the set (the session was one of his first!) – but whatever the case, the album's a great one, and features the tunes "La Coquette", "Around The World Beguine", "Aouda", "Passepartout", and "Way Out West". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousMetralleta Stein (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
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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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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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live 80 ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late live work from the legendary Bill Evans – and a wonderful demonstration of the way he kept on growing over the years, even in this final stretch of his time on the planet! Evans plays here in a very well-recorded setting – a double-lengthy concert recorded by Norwegian Broadcasting – with a trio that features Mark Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both wonderfully subtle players who really let Bill take the lead! Evans works here with these angular blocks of color and tone – almost a nod back to all the folks who'd been influenced by him and emerged in the 70s – as a display that Evans can still see these shapes clearer than anyone else, and put them together in a sublime tapestry of sound with effortless ease! Things are plenty tuneful throughout – but served up with this core approach that's breathtaking – and which makes even the final years of Evans such a revelation. Titles include "Tiffany", "MASH", "Up With The Lark", "But Beautiful", "Knit For Mary F", "Nardis", and "Your Story". CD

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✨✧ Madhouse8 ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 sticker spot.)

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✨✧ VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Gene ChandlerDoes She Have A Friend? (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Chi Sound, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Does She Have A Friend" was pulled from Gene's '80 album, and it's a great uptempo modern soul track with a hook that hits you surprisingly hard – despite what might be an unweildy set of lyrics! One of those we come back to again and again, and proof that Chicago was still doing ok at the end of the 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a 20th Century sleeve. Labels have some pen.)
 
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✨✧ AirtoVirgin Land ... CD
Salvation/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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AkabuWatch Yourself (voc, inst)/Akabu Beats ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
On the Body Rock imprint, which if we're not mistaken was a side label to Tommy Boy. With a synth heavy production style that's not quite electro, but is definitely 80s, from Adrian Sherwood, on some levels remarkably different from the On-U sound he'd forged, and edits by Double Dee & Steinski! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNice Yillara Gulum ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, which puts Edip's vocals even more forward in the lead – and both elements are processed in a cool way that kind of fuses everything together in the production – electrifying Edip, and giving the keys some personality of their own. The Turkish phrasing makes for an especially captivating sound on the lyrics – and titles include "Aman Kerem", "Kibar Gelin", "Sinesine Vura Vura", "Sirin Nar", "Cana Kurban", and "Bitliste Bes Minare". CD

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AkikoCollage ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little collection of work from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – pulled from her first few Verve albums, and packaged into one really beautiful set! Unlike other contemporaries on the Japanese scene, who tend to be a bit more soul-based, Akiko goes for a style that's often more classically jazz-based – a mode the echoes back to sounds of the 50s and 60s, yet which is also served up with hipper production and instrumental touches from younger collaborators – especially Sunaga T, who had a hand in some of the best numbers here! The package is almost as beautiful as the music – done in an old Limelight Records style with a booklet in the middle that includes photos of all the album covers. Titles include "Funky Monkey Boy (English version)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Skindo Le Le", "You've Changed (funk version)", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Do You Know", "Far Beyond", "So Tired", and a few cool interludes and intros! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoGirl Talk ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $16.99
A lovely album of jazz vocal tracks from Japanese singer Akiko – handled in a relatively straight vein, done with a good modern traditionalist groove! The tracks are nearly all standards sung in English – and Akiko gets some strong small combo backing on piano, bass, drums, and tenor, plus some occasional Fender Rhodes. Although most of these songs are familiar numbers, they're done here with a nice little bounce that makes them sound fresher than you might think – almost in a modern soul jazz mode – and the album also features a great original called "Rim Shot – On & On", which has a smooth stepping groove that's very very nice! Titles include "Crazy He Calls me", "Night & Day", "Don't Cha Go Away Mad", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Girl Talk". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoLittle Miss Jazz & Jive Goes Around The World! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
A real change for Akiko – a record that drops some of the more modern-styled sounds of recent sets, and goes for a more swing-based style that's pretty darn nice throughout! The groove here is keenly inspired by jazz and R&B of the late 40s and early 50s – and is presented in a lively jumping jive sort of way that comes as a real surprise to our ears! A few of the tunes have some nice modern touches on rhythms, and even though the overall presentation is swing-based, there's some playful instrumental differences that freshen up the older songs. Titles include "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Mr Sandman", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "The Music Goes Round & Round", "Around The World", "I Want You To Be My Baby", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". Great package too – gatefold, with a cut-out booklet that's kind of a reproduction of some of the grooviest Limelight jazz covers of the 60s! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoMood Indigo ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2004. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – a warmly acoustic affair that still manages to groove nicely, thanks to some excellent production by Sunaga T! Many of the tracks are reworked jazz standards, but there's also a few fresh new tunes – all nicely sewn together with a style that clearly respects the sounds of the past, but which also has the sharper edge of other recent work from Japan. Includes a sublime version of Bobby Hutcherson's classic "Little B's Poem", plus the cuts "So Tired", "Far Beyond", "I Love You", "He Knows Everything", "We Three", and "Straight No Chaser". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoSimply Blue ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
Classy and sophisticated vocals from Akiko – a record that has the Japanese singer adding in a stronger jazz component to her music, while still keeping in the soulful territory we've always loved! The sound here is very classic – mostly done with small trio backing, and a moody, late nite feel that really matches the cover and title. Lyrics are all in English, and tunes are mostly standards – but they're often performed with a great little bounce at the bottom – so that things groove nicely, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Wish You Were Here", "Whisper Not", "Old Devil Moon", "Speak Low", "Same Ol Gloomy Song", "Do You Know", and "Night & Day". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoVida ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $16.99
A great sound for Akiko – one that's heavy on Brazilian influences, and done in collaboration with Gira Mundo! There's plenty of tracks here that echo Gira Mundo's love of funky samba – with rootsy percussion and traditional Brazilian instrumentation bubbling under Akiko's warmer, smoother vocals – sung here in a style that's quite soulful, but also has a fair bit of jazz as well! Lyrics are both in English and Portguese – and the album's honestly one of the best we've heard in a long time from this lovely Japanese singer. Titles include "Batucada", "Breathing Life", "Meu Coracao", "Payaptra Turdi", "Chega De Saudade", "A Song For You", and "A Little Bruise". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoWhat's Jazz? – Spirit ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $16.99
The "spirit" side to Akiko's What's Jazz series – and her most dancefloor-styled record to date! The set features key contributions from Yukihiro Fukutomi, Yoshito Tanaka, and Hajime Yoshizawa – all of whom bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to the mix – soulful beats, warm keyboards, and the kind of grooves you don't normally find on a record by Akiko – but which sound surprisingly great with her jazz-trained vocals! There's definitely a lot of spirit here – a rich sort of sound that really makes us appreciate Akiko even more than before, especially given that she wrote most of the tunes herself. Titles include "Real", "Universal Love", "Big Bang", "Take Me There", "Music Elevation", "The Transformer", "Voce Me Faz", and "The Reason Of My Tears". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Jeff AlbertSimilar In The Opposite Way ... CD
Fora Sound, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Alessandro Alessandroni, Sandro Brugnolini, TeimarAkriliko ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $21.99
A sweet selection of unreleased material from the vaults of Italy's famous Cometa Records sound library – a package that's pretty heavy on keyboard and electronic bits, with a sound that's right up there with some of the best Italian horror and action scoring of the early 80s! In fact, there's a strong sense of drama throughout – a nice call to action in some of the tunes, as the keyboard lines set up a mood, then send it soaring – and basslines brood along to create these cool darker currents! The whole thing's still pretty tuneful – none of the atonal qualities that show up in other Italian scoring – and the three artists often collaborate throughout, in different groupings – on titles that include "Serpentina Junior", "Turismo Giovane", "Akriliko", "Speed", "Preallarme", "Romantico Junior", "Viaggio Giovanne", and "Riflessione". CD

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Monty AlexanderIvory & Steel ... LP
Concord/Picante, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Monty shows off his Carribean roots on this one – working in a quintet format that includes steel drums by Othello Molineaux! The mixture of soul jazz piano and steel drums is a surprisingly fresh one – making for some grooves that have a sweet west coast sort of feel – a bit breezy and with slight tropic tastes, but never too much so to sound cliched. And Monty gets in plenty of straight work on the keys – sounding especially nice on original tunes "That's The Way It Is" and "Happy Lypso", but also doing great on tracks that include "Cavatina", "Montevideo", "SKJ", and "Street Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderMontreux Alexander – Live! At The Montreux Festival ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A stone classic from pianist Monty Alexander – a live date recorded for MPS in the mid 70s, and a set with even more fire than his studio sides for the label! The sound here is quite freewheeling at times – not funky, but in a very romping, gutbuckety mode that marks Alexander as a clear heir to Oscar Peterson in such a setting – but one who's also possibly bringing a bit more groove to the table! Rhythm is from John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums – who are perfect accompanists for Monty's nicely rolling style on the keys! Titles include "Drown In My Own Tears", "Feelings", "Work Song", "Nite Mist Blues", and "Satin Doll". CD
(Great LP sleeve edition – new remastering, new notes, and even a picture of the original master tape!)

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Mayte AlguacilDay By Day ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015. Used ... $1.99
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Alias Funk & SoulWell Good/Bells ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
We're not sure these guys need the "alias" in their name – as the groove here comes across with plenty of funk and soul right from the start – heavy drums kicking at the bottom, a bubbling organ line in the middle, and these badass lyrics over the top! Horns dip and turn nicely with the lyrics – furthering the funky, chunky sound of the single – then on the flipside, the group step into sublime mellow soul territory – and hit these sweet harmony modes on "Bells", with vocals by Shades Of Soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Well Good/Bells ... 7-inch 6.99

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Alias Funk & SoulWell Good/Bells ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
We're not sure these guys need the "alias" in their name – as the groove here comes across with plenty of funk and soul right from the start – heavy drums kicking at the bottom, a bubbling organ line in the middle, and these badass lyrics over the top! Horns dip and turn nicely with the lyrics – furthering the funky, chunky sound of the single – then on the flipside, the group step into sublime mellow soul territory – and hit these sweet harmony modes on "Bells", with vocals by Shades Of Soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Well Good/Bells ... 7-inch 11.99

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Doris AllenShell Of A Woman – The Legendary Playground Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
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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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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