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Bobby BryantSwahili Strut ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent bit of funky stuff from LA trumpeter Bobby Bryant. The set was recorded for Cadet in LA, features tight arangements by Bryant, and a lot of nice long cuts that have a bit more of a groove than some of his other recordings (although most of them are pretty great). Tracks include "Swahili Strut", "Prayer For Peace", "Kriss Kross", and "Nite Crawlers". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has splitting seams, a cutout hole & a name in marker on the back. Label has some marker.)

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Pucho & His Latin Soul BrothersPucho's Descarga (aka Jungle Strut) ... LP
Andale, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
A great lost album from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – not classic vintage, despite the front cover image, but an excellent session from the early 90s that still has Pucho very much at the top of his game! The album's way heavier than some of Pucho's other material from the period – and only got slight circulation under the title Jungle Strut – as a record that really returns to the vibe of early 70s funky Prestige Records –w ith work from the legendary Pazant Brothers on horns, plus Melvin Sparks on guitar, Willie Bivens on vibes, and Bernard Purdie on drums! The sound is great – nice and raw, with a real emphasis on Purdie's funk – and titles include "Strange Thing", "Got Myself A Good Man", "Pucho's Descarga", "Soul Sauce", and "Bang Bang Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of soul groove – and were working with larger backings and a nice deal of extra bass! The pianist in the group is the super-dope Ken Chaney – a player who uses space as much as he uses notes – providing a cool counterpoint to the funky and jazzy riffing of the Young/Holt bass/drum combo. The album includes the landmark track "Soulful Strut" – with tinkling piano over funky backings mixed with sweetened strings – and other tracks include "Funky Is As Funky Does", "Baby Your Light Is Out", "Who's Making Love", "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy?", "Be By My Side", and "Please Sunrise". A high point in the Chicago soul scene – with backings by Willie Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Professor's Blues Revue featuring Karen CarrollProfessor Strut ... LP
Delmark, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Joe King Kologbo & The High GraceSugar Daddy (with bonus download) ... LP
Electromat/Strut (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 23.99
Joe King Kologbo looks like quite a sugar daddy on the cover here – and he definitely delivers the goods with this classic set from the start of the 80s! Side one features the extended title track – a groove that's got some currents of more global club in the mix, but which also has these great breakdown moments too – a cool percussion bit, an alto solo, and an especially weird spacey keyboard solo! There's chorus vocals on the cut – but at 15 minutes long, there's also a lot of room for the instrumental passages too. That vibe definitely continues with the two tracks on the flipside – "Come Back Lina" and "All Fingers Are Not Equal" – both of which are cool hybrid of highlife and club, with lots of wonderful instrumentation – including some cool work on tenor guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Kondi BandSalone ... LP
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 23.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that definitely seem to evoke the latter's mix of kalimba and clubby grooves – but in a much more stripped-down way that puts the instrument strongly upfront, to carry most of the tune – while very tasteful beats and basslines set up a groove! The mode might sound hokey – and in the wrong hands it could be – but the approach is wonderful here, and very much in the best legacy of the older Afro Funk reissues we've loved from the Strut label. Titles include "Yeanoh", "Thank You Mama", "Belle Wahalla", "Titi Dem Too Service", "Don Don Mi Money", "Kondi Instrumental", "You Wan Married", "Thogolobea (LV rmx)", "Y'Alimamy (Chief Boima rmx)", and "Without Money No Family (Chief Boima rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Salone ... CD 11.99

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Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 2 – 1962 to 1991 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. This limited part 2 of the vinyl set features wonderful tracks from later years – including "The Blue Set", "Space Loneliness", "State Street", "Love In Outer Space", "Mayan Temple", "Quest", "Rough House Blues", "Journey To Saturn", "Blues On Planet Mars", "The Bridge", "Rocket #9", "The Perfect Man", "Outer Space Plateau", "Extensions", "Orbitration In Blue", "A Blue One", "Big City Blue", "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman", "Saturn Moon", "Disco 2021", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I Am The Instrument", "Cosmic Drama", "Nuclear War", "Hell #1", and "Cosmo-Extensions" – plus the tracks "Tell Her To Come On Home" and "I'm Making Believe" by Little Mack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)
Also available Singles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 2 – 1962 to 1991 (10 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch 83.99

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✨✧ Souljazz OrchestraUnder Burning Skies ... LP
Strut, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
Excellent work from Souljazz Orchestra – a group who've consistently been one of the strongest contemporary Afro Funk ensembles for the past decade or so! There's a richness to the Souljazz approach that sets them apart from other groups that might just be going through the motions – especially in the way that they always know that the sound of the sum of their parts is very reliant on the parts – which mean that the individual musicians are quite strong, and burst out with very vibrant energy every time they get to take a solo! These guys are also never stuck in a groove – and really have found a way to refine and update their sound – this time around by maybe borrowing a bit more from some early 80s African roots and styles, of the sort that have had strong discovery in recent years. Titles include "Dog Eat Dog", "Lufunki", "Under Burning Skies", "Adawe Boogie", "Aduna Jarul Naawo", "Tambour A Deux Peaux", and "Oblier Pour Un Jour". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Under Burning Skies ... CD 13.99

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Ebo TaylorLife Stories – Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Great Ghana grooves from Ebo Taylor – a tremendous collection of his funkiest 70s work – and a much-needed reintroduction of his talents to the world at large! Much of the music here has strong links with more familiar Afro Funk – but the overall approach is often a bit unique, too – lots more guitar in the rhythms at times, in ways that echo the lighter lyricism of highlife, yet all without losing the commitment to bottom sounds that made 70s changes in African music so great! The package does a great job of archaeology – bringing together not just cuts recorded under Taylor's own name, but also work with other groups too – all in a set that offers plenty in the way of notes and historical details, too. 2LP set features 12 titles that include "Heaven", "Aba Yaa", "Atwer Abroba", and "Peace On Earth" by Ebo Taylor, "Tamfo Nyi Akyir" by Apagya Showband, "Ohiani Sua Efir" by Asasse Ase, "Ene Nyame Nam A Mensuor" by Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor, "Egya Edu" by Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans, and "Love & Death" by Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves and timeless Afro Funk! Guitarist and vocalist Taylor has roots in the highlife style from the late 50s through the 60s, but from the 70s onward he's been deftly blending styles – from traditional Ghanaian sounds, to Afro funk, jazz and soul. This excellent album for Strut Records carries on that adventurous spirit wonderfully. It's also the first ever Ebo Taylor album to receive an international release, reason enough to celebrate, all the more so given the creative high point the album is! Titles include "Nga Nga", "African Woman", "Love And Death", "Mizin", "Aborekyair Aba", "Obra" and the instrumentals "Victory" and "Kwame". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Steps Ahead ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Steps Ahead is just about the least we could say about Ethio jazz funk genius Mulatu Astatke – he not only remains on a creative high point after so many years, he takes a couple more giant strides on Mulatu Steps Ahead for Strut Records! To put it simply, the music Mulatu makes here more than lives up to his legendary work from the height of late 60s & early 70s years. The material was recorded in sessions in Boston and London, playing with the Either/Orchestra on the Boston sessions, plus members of the Heliocentrics and others – really hitting on diverse styles throughout, from spacious and eclectic jazz, to the classic Addis Ababa nightclub sound, to grittier kinda crime jazz soundtrack styles and some Afro Latin inspirations. Wonderful recent work well worth Mulatu's legacy! Titles include "Radcliffe", "Green Africa", "The Way To Be Nice", "Assosa", "I Faram Gami I Faram", "Mulatu's Mood", "Ethio Blues", "Boogaloo" and "Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mulatu Steps Ahead ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Mulatu AstatkeNew York Addis London – The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 to 1975 ... LP
Strut (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first ever comprehensive anthology of Ethio Jazz from unrivaled master Mulatu Astatke – put together by our heroes at Strut Records – the same label that released Mulatu's stellar collaboration with the Heliocentrics just a year earlier! Strut picks material from his prime 60s & 70s years – records like the landmark Mulatu Of Ethiopia LP, rare compilations and 45s – with the full participation of Mulatu and with access to all the labels he worked for at the time! Naturally, it includes the early recordings made in the UK in the early-to-mid 60s, the benchmark material for the Worthy label 60s & early 70s, and the amazing stuff he recorded back in Ethiopia in the 70s for Phillips and other labels – backed by his All Star Band, Ethiopian Quintet and others. Landmark Ethio Jazz at its finest – it's hard imagine a better overview! Titles include "Yekermo Sew", "I Faram Gami I Faram", "Shagu", "Mulatu", "Fikratchin" with Menelik Wossenatchew, "Yegelle Tezeta", "Emnete", "Ebo Lala" with Deifu Yohannes, "Dewel", "Mascaram Setaba", "Ene Alantchien Alnorem" and more. 20 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 1 – 1952 to 1961 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. Vinyl Part 1 is a 3LP set that focuses on the earliest years – with a total of 35 tracks in all – and titles include "Chicago USA" by The Nu Sounds, "I'm Coming Home" by Billie Hawkins, "Softalk" by Sun Ra, "Demon's Lullaby" by Le Sun Ra, "It's Christmas Time" by The Qualities, "M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)" by Yochanan, "Bye Bye" by The Cosmic Rays, "October" by Sun Ra, "Adventur In Space" by Sun Ra, "Back In Your Own Backyard" by Hattie Randolph, "The Sun One" by Yochanan, "Dreaming" by The Cosmic Rays, "The Sun Man Speaks" by Yochanan, "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie" by The Cosmic Rays, "Last Call For Love" by Billie Hawkins, and "Super Blonde" by Sun Ra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Special vinyl mastering – includes rare artwork, notes, and information on all the titles!)

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✨✧ Sun RaIn Some Far Place – Roma 77 (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra made some really wonderful music in Rome during the year 1977 – heard most famously on his albums for the Horo Records label, and now on this unreleased session from the time! The album features Ra at his straightest, and most soulful – playing piano and other keyboards with just the drums of Luqman Ali for accompaniment – yet in a way that hardly makes us miss the fuller Arkestra sound at all! The music is incredible – free at some points, but also filled with a trans-historical sense of jazz that reminds us of Ra's longer legacy in music from the 30s onward – which seems to then make his work here on organ and electronics even more stunning! There's a bit of vocals on the set – some from Ra, but some from singer Thomas Thaddeus – and titles include "Ladybird/Half Nelson", "Trying To Put The Blame On Me", "Untitled 1", "Spontaneous Simplicity", "Space Is The Place", "I Cover The Waterfront", "How Am I To Know", and "Love In Outer Space". Really beautiful work – all studio sides, and quite different than other Ra recordings you might know. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD of entire album.)

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✨✧ Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s Afro Funk – but Thomas was also always a forward-thinking artist, and some of the final sounds here almost preface changes to come for African artists on the global scene – modes that showcase Pat's work on the European scene after the late 70s coup in Ghana. The vocals are great – as deeply expressive as the rhythms are powerful – and the package features collaborations with Ebo Taylor, work with the famous group Maritata, solo projects, and tracks by the Sweet Beans, Broadway Dance Band, and Ogyatanaa Show Band. Titles include "Super Yaa Amponsah", "Merebre", "Eye Colo", "Yamona", "I Need More", "Who's Free", "Mpaebo", "Revolution", "We Are Coming Home", "Set Me Free", "No Money No Love", "Sack The Devils", "Ma Huno", and "Gyae Su". LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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✨✧ VariousOte Maloya – The Birth Of Electric Maloya On Reunion Island – 1975 to 1986 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Reunion Island – a relatively tiny spot, but one that's always had a very compelling cultural legacy! The nation was completely deserted four hundred years ago, and has been populated by waves of colonization from Europe, Africa, and Asia – which has made for a very unique hybrid of cultures and sounds over the years! These tracks are from a key point in the island's musical development – a time when older ideals were electrified slightly – in ways that almost remind us of some of the compelling Caribbean grooves of the period, or some of the post-colonial material from Paris – but with a much funkier sound overall. In true Strut Records spirit, the music here is instantly appealing, right from the start – even if you don't know any history behind the scene – but also in the label's best tradition, the package is stuffed with detailed notes, images of older records, and lots more too – which will give you plenty to learn while you enjoy the grooves. Titles include "Commandeur" by Pierrot Vidot, "Mi Bord A Toe" by Vivi, "C'Est Le Meme Cadence" by Gaby Et Les Soul Men, "Se Pi Bodie" by Ti Vock, "Reveil Creole" by Groupe Dago, "Serre Serre Pas" by Gilberte, "La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes" by Cameleon, "Maloya Ton Tisane" by Michou, "Defoule 3e Age" by Daniel Sandie, "Moin Las Pas Fait Tout Sel" by Jean Claude Viadere, "P'Tit Femme Mon Gate" by Cormoran Group, "Sega Le Sport" by Marie Helen Et Ses Creol's, and "Tantine Zaza" by Francoise Guimbert. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the previous few decades – working on the west coast underground in a mode that's every bit as spiritual and righteous as his more famous material – which means that this new set is hardly some rescue from obscurity, and more just a focus of the spotlight on all the great sounds that Idris has been giving us on his self-released CDs! Yet this new album is definitely something extra-special, too – as Strut have given Ackamoore a real chance to open up with a group that also features the great Babatunde Lea on percussion, as well as two female singers who really help deliver the message in the music. Iris himself plays alto and tenor – and titles include "Rhapsody In Berlin", "Whispering Tenderness", "Clarion Call", "Traponga", "We Be All Africans", "Epiphany", and "Silent Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)
 
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AirOpen Air Suit ... LP
Arista/Novus, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic AACM material from Chicago, strangely issued on Arista, but produced by Michael Cuscuna with all the care of a small-label session. The classic lineup of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall is firmly in place – and they band interacts with a sense of humor and imagination that rivals the Art Ensemble of Chicago for sheer genius. Titles include "Cosmic Ass", "Open Air Strut", and "Strait White Royal Flush". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons Greatest Hits ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
While it's tough to think of a jazz player having "hits" – given the low sales of jazz albums, even in the 60s – it's still the case that Ammons' sound was so strong, and so soulful, he had plenty of fans in the crossover market for some of his bigger recordings. The album does a good job of bringing some of those soul jazz gems together – mostly tracks from his early 60s, pre-incarceration years at Prestige, but a few later cuts that get a bit funky. Titles include "Jungle Strut", "Seed Shack", "Exactly Like You", "Didn't We", "Angel Eyes", "Ca'Purange", and "Canadian Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Brown & Quincy JonesAdventurers ... LP
Symbolic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare groover from the team of Ray Brown and Quincy Jones – a smoking little set that completely revises the music for The Adventurers! The original score for the film featured tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, played by Deodato – a great combination at the time, but completely different than the heavy funk laid out here by Ray and Quincy! The pair really cook things up strongly here – hitting some of the best funky vibes you'd hear on Quincy Jones scores from the late 60s and early 70s – or some of Ray Brown's funkiest jazz sessions of the time. Brown leads the band, and the set's produced by Quincy – who also arranged some tracks – with help from JJ Johnson, Tom Scott, and Jimmy Jones too. Titles include "Fat Cat Strut", "Polo Pony", "El Lobo's Marc", "Wishful Thinking", "Love Theme From The Adventurers", and "Go Down Dying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Daly-Wilson Big BandDaly-Wilson Big Band in Australia '77 ... LP
Hammard (Australia), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Another crazy funky record by the big band that's got enough grooves to make Australia proud – even though they just look like a bunch of dumb white guys on the cover! The tracks have a nice funky rhythm section at their core, and feature a lot of tasty electric instrumentation interspersed with the band's screaming horn-heavy grooves. Includes funky reworkings of "Super Strut", "Theme from Policewoman", "S.W.A.T." and "Six Million Dollar Man" – all nice and tasty, with a very true "cop show" sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling in the laminate – very common for this one.)

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato 2 ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DeodatoNight Cruiser ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A key record in Deodato's move from funky jazz in the 70s to modern soul in the 80s – and one that showcases the best of his talents in both genres! The approach here is more tightly arranged and produced than that of his earlier CTI sides – but in a mode that's still plenty nice to our ears – as Deodato's uncanny sense of rhythm and timing is still very firmly in place, making the set way way more than just a smooth jazz album – and pushing it strongly into the realm of soulful spacey fusion! There's some really great tracks on the set – like the amazing "Skatin", a sweet keyboard number that's a perfect roller skating jam (in case you couldn't guess from the title) – plus "Love Magic", "Uncle Funk", "East Side Strut", and "Night Cruiser". LP, Vinyl record album

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DiazporaIslands ... LP
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way that everything seems wrapped around the fast-moving rhythms on the upbeat cuts – but the sound is hardly Afro Funk at all – as these guys push things in all sorts of different grooves and currents, and also know how to throw in an offbeat or mellow rhythm when needed – which creates a great sense of freshness on the record. The lineup features alto, tenor, baritone, flute, and trumpet – plus some very strong drums and percussion, and nice use of riffing guitar. Titles include "Street Market", "Islands", "Kinshasa Strut", "Piece By Piece", "Moon", "Me & I", "Nap Xtra Long", and "Numbers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry GoldsmithComa ... LP
MGM, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A creepy Michael Crichton-directed soundtrack from the 70s! Jerry Goldsmith's excellent score for Coma is done with a moody mix of orchestrations that really underlies the eerie medical themes of the film! The instrumentation is mostly acoustic, but resonates with some nice dreamy 70s touches that come off great – a few sexy slinky moments matches with many more darker ones – sometimes conducted with a weird "watery" sort of quality to the woodwinds that's particularly great! Titles include "Study In Anatomy", "Disco Strut", "Free Ride", "The Long View", "Lucky Patient", "Chance Encounter", "OR 8", and "Love Theme From Coma", in both mellow and disco versions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo stamp.)

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Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
Also available Sun Goddess ... CD 5.99

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Jayson LindhSecond Carneval ... LP
JAS, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut by this Swedish flute player. Some of Lindh's other records are a bit sleepy, but this one's got a nice percussive groove, and a good choppy reed sound on the flute solos. Nice stuff, and with the tracks "Stephan's Cake Walk", "Jayson's Boogie Woogie", "Second Carnival", and "Second Line Strut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Les McCannLayers ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don't have any of the vocals that (we feel) can often get in the way of some of Les' later works! Loads of great tracks, including "The Harlem Buck Dance Strut" and "Dunbar High School Marching Band", both of which are nice and sexy and funky, and with a cool dope sound to them! Other tracks include "Before I Rest", "Soaring (At Sunset)", and "Sometimes I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained on the bottom half, with peeling inside the gatefold, split bottom seam. Also with a promo sticker and cutout notch.)
Also available Layers ... CD 5.99

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MetersMessage From The Meters – Complete Josie, Reprise, & Warner Singles 1968 to 1977 (3LP black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy (reissue)... On October 27, 2017
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and scratchy guitar – made famous by their early singles on the Josie label, then taken to new heights as they moved to Warner/Reprise in the 70s, and came up with some even more complicated grooves! And while the group's albums are all great, it's definitely their singles that put the money where their funk is – creating these cool, compact, mostly-instrumental modes that pack a hell of a lot of punch in just a short space. The collection features 40 of these massive numbers – titles that include "Joog", "Sassy Lady", "No More Okey", "Trick Bag", "Mister Moon", "Find Yourself", "Chug Chug Chug (parts 1 & 2)", "The Flower", "Smiling", "Do The Dirt", "Africa", "People Say", "Running Fast (long version)", "Disco Is The Thing Today", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Stretch Your Rubber Band", "This Is My Last Affair", "Chicken Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Cissy Strut", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "Dry Spell", "Little Old Money Maker", "Hey Last Minute", and "The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather Doodle Oop". LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersMeters ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
One of the greatest albums ever in the history of funk – the first album by The Meters, and virtually the blueprint for countless funk records to come! The album's bubbling over with classics – all hard-hitting instrumentals played by the group in an effortlessly tight style, produced to perfection by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn in their classic 60s New Orleans style. A blinding masterpiece of bass, drums, and scratchy guitar – with tracks that include "Cardova", "Cissy Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "6V6 La", and "Live Wire". LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersStruttin' ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album's one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it's got this massive blend of whomping rhythms, bubbling Hammond, and scratchy guitar lines that make all the tunes plenty darn infectious. All tracks are great groovers – and titles include "Same Old Thing", "Joog", "Chicken Strut", "Liver Splash", "Hand Clapping Song", "Hey Last Minute", "Tippi-Toes", and "Ride Your Pony". A bucket of breaks in every track! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nite-LitersInstrumental Directions ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
Cold, hard, and funky! This might be the greatest album ever by this legendary 70s funk band – and it's got a killer sound that has the tightness of the JBs, the rawness of the early Meters, and the frenzy of a rare funky 45! Includes the incredible "Afro Strut" – worth the price of the record alone, as it's got this screaming sax riff that's completely insane! Other nice ones include covers of "Shaft" and "Them Changes", plus "Brand X", "Baker's Instant", and "Respect To The Other Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pessing.)

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Houston PersonTruth! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Houston Person's first forays into the jazz funk sound that other Prestige Records players were picking up at the time – a sweet little set with some nicely extended tunes! The groove here is a bit harder than some of Person's previous soul jazz sets – with some tightly snapping drums from Frankie Jones, augmented on rhythm both by the Fender bass of Bob Bushnell, and some added congas from Buddy Caldwell – both of whom help make for a very fluid groove. Other players include Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on Hammond – and the tunes have a nicely snaking sort of feel – not the break-heavy funk of an Idris Muhammad-driven set, but a groove that's still plenty darn soulful and with some nicely funky undercurrents. Titles include a sweet version of "Cissy Strut", plus "On The Avenue", "The Pulpit", "For Your Love", and "Wadin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has wear, a name in marker, and a cut corner. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio Plays ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The Oscar Peterson Trio plays – and pretty nicely too! The album's got a simple, unassuming cover and title – but it delivers some rock-solid grooves that are very much in the spirit of Peterson's famous sound in the 60s – that classic combination of piano, bass, and drums delivered with the help of Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen – both players who helped Oscar set a whole new standard in piano jazz! Titles include the great groover "The Strut" – plus "Little Darlin", "Fly Me To The Moon", "This Nearly Was Mine", "Let's Fall In Love", and "Little Right Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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StruttTime Moves On ... LP
Brunswick, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Part funk, part disco, and all the way soul – served up in this one and only album from Strutt! The group were an obscure New Jersey combo from the 70s, but they step out beautifully on this rare Brunswick album – which has the same sort of funk club groove you'd find on a few of the label's other gems from this late period – like work by Tony Valor or Marilyn Farra & Satin Soul! All cuts have vocals, but the real strength of the group lies in their funky combo backings – an approach that's really honed to a "t" here, in a style that shows that the best early club music always had plenty of live, spontaneous instrumentation in the mix! Willie Bridges turns in a few great sax solos on the set – and titles include "Funky Sign", "Funky Baby Feet", "We've Come A Long Way Baby", "Said You Didn't Love Him", "If Wishing Made It So", "Time Moves On", and "Front Row Romeo" – in both vocal and instrumental versions. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Elvin BishopStruttin' My Stuff ... LP
Capricorn, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)
Also available Beat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic ... CD 16.99

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Lee DorseyNew Lee Dorsey – Working in the Coal Mine – Holy Cow ... LP
Amy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
If this is the New Lee Dorsey – we forgot all about the old one! The album's one of Lee's best early records – a killer batch of soul tracks that struts out of the New Orleans scene with some amazingly jagged production from Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, very much in the best style of the Crescent City scene at the time. Lee's vocals are amazing, very pyrotechnic – and the tracks on the set are all original numbers that crackle with a uniquely earthy kind of electricity. Titles include "Working In The Coal Mine", "Ride Your Pony", and "Get Out of My Life, Woman", which has been sampled by so many people off this and other versions. Lots of other great stuff, too, like "A Little Dab a Do Ya", "Mexico", "A Mellow Good Time", "Neighbor's Daughter" and "Holy Cow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erroll GarnerThat's My Kick ... LP
MGM, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A nicely offbeat session from Erroll Garner – with some slightly unusual aspects, yet all the great choppy grooves we've always loved in his music! That's My Kick features a cool lineup that's somewhere in territory you might find on Verve or Prestige Records at the time – some nice added percussion at the bottom, thanks to congas from Jose Mangual and Johnny Pacheco – and a cool guitar-accented sound, played by the always-great Wally Richardson! Garner's piano is still very strongly in the lead of the tunes – strutting away with plenty of soul – and titles include "Gaslight", "Nervous Waltz", "More", "Like It Is", "That's My Kick", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bennie GreenBennie Green ... LP
Time, 1960. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the best albums you could ever find from trombonist Bennie Green – a great date that's right up there with his Blue Note albums of the late 50s! The album's a very slamming session of hardbop – with a crack lineup that includes Sonny Clark on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Dreares on drums – as well as some great tenor work from Jimmy Forrest, a surprising player for the record, but one who shines almost more there than on his own dates as a leader! Clark's at his best on the record, and plays with a strong fire that you'll find in some of his best recordings of the late 50s – and two of Sonny's classic cuts make this album great – versions of "Cool Struttin" and "Sonny's Crib" (listed here as "Sonny's Crip"). Green's no slouch, either – and gets nice and tight on his best solos – and other tracks include "Sometimes I'm Happy", "And That I Am So In Love", and "It's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has wear, moisture stains and fully split top & bottom seams.)

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Wells FargoWatch Out (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s than you'd guess from the date – that heady Zamrock return to the rawer corners of the American underground, at a time when so many of the bigger groups overseas were hitting AOR status – yet an approach that also mixes in plenty of lessons learned from early 70s funk and soul, especially in the massive basslines at the core of the tunes. This is the first time the group's music has ever been reissued outside of Zimbabwe – and the package brings together 11 of their rare singles – with titles that include "Bump Bump Babe", "Bwanawe", "Carrying On", "Too Long Away", "Shades Of Wells Fargo", "Love Is The In Thing", "Watch Out", and "Coming Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – for all the music on the album, and a digital file for a complete 72 page book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)
Also available Watch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Sidney BechetSidney Bechet Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blue Note LP compiling a number of 78rpm sides recorded for Blue Note by the great Sidney Bechet. Players include Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes, Walter Page, and Fred Moore – and titles include "Shine", "Fidgety Feet", "Sister Kate", "China Boy", "Copenhagen", "Darktown Strutter's Ball", and "Memphis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lexington Ave pressing with deep groove, RVG etch, and ear. Cover has masking tape along three seams.)

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✨✧ Betty DavisBetty Davis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and funky backing for raunchy, raspy vocals that are belted out with a slinky, sexy sort of sound! Davis' vocals are unlike anyone else we can think of – easily some of the most badass work you'll ever find on record – and the tracks are a mix of hip themes about sex, gal power, and struttin your stuff – all delivered by a righteous woman who can definitely do just that! The album features the classic break tracks "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Steppin in Her I Miller Shoes", but every cut is a funky monster – including "Ooh Yea", "In The Meantime", "Your Man My Man", and "Anti Love Song". A great one if you dig hard female soul, heavy funky guitars, or both at the same time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition repress of 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Franco MicalizziNapoli Violenta (180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP
Beat/Spettro (Italy), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic 70s Italian crime soundtrack – presented here in full format for the first time ever, and filled with wonderful tunes in a variety of styles! There's a quality to the music that really matches the badass image on the front – a bold, forceful approach that has the upbeat numbers strutting along with plenty of pride – and which has the mellower, more brooding tracks working themes that are simple, but which pack the same force as the revolver on the cover. Franco Micalizzi uses some great keyboards throughout – often a bit light, with a style that's sometimes veering towards electric harpsichord, but other times in a more Goblin-like mode – almost horror-styled, especially when interwoven with acoustic piano. Tunes build up with force as the soundtrack rolls on – and titles include "Rush For A Sign", "Useless Waiting", "Crime Outcome", "The Violent Face", "Fire In The Garage", "Welcome To Napoli", "Bitter Success", and the vocal number "A Man Before Your Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)
 
 
 



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