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Sylvia St JamesMagic ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning solo set from Sylvia St James – previously known as a singer in the great group Side Effect – but an even better act on her own! Sylvia gets lots of great help here from the jazz fusion side of the spectrum – including drummer Lenny White, plus keyboardists Don Blackman and Larry Dunn – the latter from Earth Wine & Fire, the former a soulful powerhouse in his own right! Both Dunn and White produced the record, and the latter gives it the vibe of some of his Twennynine albums – a great blend of jazz and modern soul that really works perfectly for Sylvia's vocals – and which recalls some of her previous work with Wayne Henderson. Titles include "Can't Make You Mine", "Let Love Groove Me", "So I Say To You", "Magic Minstrel", "Motherland", "Black Diamond", and "Ghetto Lament". CD

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Sylvia VrethammarDanca Samba Med Mej ... CD
Sonet/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Funky samba soul – but recorded in Scandinavia, and sung with Swedish lyrics by the lovely Sylvia Vrethammer! The album's a completely unique blend of modes – and features core rhythms from the Trio Pandeiros De Ouro, set to larger backings from jazzer Rune Ofwermann, all given a slightly sweet spin to match Slyvia's more pop-styled vocals! The rhythms are quite dynamic on some numbers – either from the rootsy samba backings, or the fuller sound of the orchestra – and the record's almost a mix between the groovier styles of Odeon/EMI in Brazil at the time, and some of the genre-crossing experiments over at MPS. Titles include "Att Fa Resa (Pais Tropical)", "Madalena", "Take Me Back To Piaui", "I Skymnigen (Wave)", "For Han E Pianist (Mocoto)", "Blasvart Samba", and "Dansa Samba Med Mej". CD

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✨✧ Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uno Melodic/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul tracks with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's best work, but it's made all the more sublime thanks to Sylvia Striplin's beautifully fragile and soulful vocals, which sound a bit like Minnie Riperton's. The record's got arrangements by Sylvia, Roy, and James Bedford (who also recorded for Uno Melodic), and it includes classics like "Give Me Your Love", "You Can't Turn Me Away", "Look Towards The Sky", "All Alone", and a great cover of Roy Ayers' "Searchin". CD

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✨✧ Sylvia TellesAmor De Gente Moca – Musicas De Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful early showcase of the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and one of the best late 50s albums from the lovely Sylvia Telles! The album's got a wonderfully gentle feel – one that's a far cry from some of the more emotive female vocal work that had come from Brazil in the 50s – and although the sound isn't fully bossa nova, it's certainly a strong precursor of the genre – arranged by Maestro Gaya with orchestrations that are as floating and dreamy as the lyrics of the tunes! Sylvia's vocals haunt the tunes in a beautifully, echoey way – as strings, vibes, and piano slip in and out to widen up the sound – and titles include"Fotografia", "Janelas Abertas", "De Voce Eu Gosto", "Discussao", "Sem Voce", and "Canta Canta Mais". CD features lots of bonus tracks from Telles, too – 17 more tracks that include "Sucedeu Assim", "Foi A Noite", "Samba Torto", "Eu Preciso De Voce", "Corcovado", "Estrada Do Sol", "Eu Nao Existo Sem Voce", and "Se Fodos Fossem Iguais A Voce". CD

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Chet IveyDose Of Soul – The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1971 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... About October 25, 2016 (delayed)

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✨✧ VariousArock & Sylvia Soul Story ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the freshest soul compilations we've heard in years – a selection of sophisticated soul numbers from the Sylvia and Adrock labels, both owned by tenor star Al Sears, and very different than the usual sort of 60s soul imprint! The arrangements on these tunes are incredible – more like early Bacharach pop styles than some of the rougher indie soul of the time – and they're mixed with great vocals by singers with a deeply soulful approach, creating a real blend of the rough and the sweet – one that sends our ears to a happy place they haven't been in a long time! A large number of these tracks were recorded in the 60s, but not issued until now – and the 28 track set is like finding a treasure trove of lost soul, with a sound that's different than anything else. Titles include "Where the World Begins" by Sam Hawkins, "A Victim Of Her Charms" by The Corvairs, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Just To Make Me Cry" by Sam Hawkins, "A Day Or Two" by Garrett Saunders, "Which Way" by Junior Lewis, "Don't Do Me That Way" by Joan Moody, "I Am A Witness" by The Diplomats, "Too Much" by The DC Playboys, "Come Tomorrow" by Marie Knight, "Two Seconds Of Love" by Junior Lewis, and "Keep On" by Sterling Magee. CD
Also available Arock & Sylvia Soul Story ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousArock/Serock/Sylvia – Soul Story Continued ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trio of New York labels from the 60s – all of which worked together closely, under the guidance of the mighty Al Sears – and turned out a motherlode of uptown soul gems in the process! The work here is mostly deeper than any chart hits of the time – tunes that have all the care and perfection of soul material you'd hear from bigger NY labels of the time – like Atlantic, Wand, or Scepter – but the cuts are all pretty darn obscure, in a way that makes the collection a huge discovery in soul! A few artists are ones who scored big on other imprints, but most are much lesser-known – yet there's a focus and clarity to these tunes, right from the start – the best sort of New York soul sharpness of the time, cut with a few deep soul touches too. Titles include "I Can't Stay Away" by Joan Moody, "When The Going Gets Rough" by Tutti Hill, "Take My Hand" by Gene Burks, "Love Is Such A Good Thing" by The Corvairs, "It Won't Work Out" by Junior Lewis, "Did You Hear" by Don Covay, "Another Sleepless Night" by The Larks, "Kindness Love & Understanding" by Eddie King, "Something Else" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, "You Were All I Needed" by The DC Playboys, "This Is My Prayer" by Theola Kilgore, "It Ain't No Big Thing" by Van McCoy, "Chained Am I" by Ansler Montell, "I Wanna Come In" by Billy Washington, and "Nobody But Me" by Sinner Strong. CD
Also available Arock/Serock/Sylvia – Soul Story Continued ... CD 8.99
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Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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✨✧ Jacky ChalardJe Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
A pretty amazing surrealist French cosmic concept album from Jacky Chalard – with lots of spacey synth prog atmospherics and spoken French dialogue! This is a record in which Finders Keepers boasts similarities to both Melody Nelson and La Planete Sauvage, and truth be told, the music not only lives up to that lofty description – it's completely correct! Chalard and a group of French rock heavies featuring the members of Dynastie Crisis team up with Gilbert Deflez, a radio personality who read science fiction stories over the airwaves for a tripped out experience, and wholy credible prog funk rock set, to boot! Includes "L'Agonie", "L'Interrogatoire", "Le Perroquet", "Pollution", "Si Je T'Offrais Une Branche D'Amour (La Mandragore)", "Apre L'Apocalypse" and more. 3 bonus tracks on the CD: "Corto Maltese" (vocal version with Sylvia Fels and the instrumental) plyys "Super-Man-Super Cool (LP version)". CD
Also available Je Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez ... CD 9.99

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VariousMemphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies, & Honky Tonkers Vol 6 ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Memphis sounds that go way past the usual – not some of the oft-reissued rockabilly of the late 50s, but instead some really rare work from the following decade – when a host of small indie labels were still going strong, and turning out a huge array of Tennessee talent! The groove here is maybe that post-rockabilly moment when some artists when back to hillibilly styles – the kind of harder-edge cuts that weren't hitting the charts as much as the lush production of big label country tunes – but which showed that the honky tonk spirit was still alive and well! There's definitely more of a country vibe here than previous volumes in this series – but one that really feels more like mid 50s pre-rock material than you'd guess from the time these tracks were recorded. 40 titles in all – with great notes too – and titles include "Too Many Bubbles" by Jay Chevalier, "Everytime I See You" by Sylvia Mobley, "Gonna Be No 1" by Kenny Owens, "Take Me Back To Memphis" by Slim Rhodes, "Midnight Blues" by Charlie Fritts, "You're The Most Hard To Please Woman" by John Temple, "Troy's Boogie" by Troy Collier, and "Where Were You" by Amos Wren. CD

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VariousVanguard Folk Rock Album ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
An amazing little set that will completely transform your understanding of folk music in the 60s – one that picks up with a second waves of folkies who were really opening their minds to the changes in rock music at the time! The styles here all blur wonderfully – as more standard 60s folk music comes into play with psychedelic instrumentation, tripped-out production, harmony pop, and a range of different modes that all make for some incredibly far-reaching work. All tunes come from the Vanguard Records catalog – a label who were making some initial waves in the early 60s, but who really came into their own during this heady era – and helped set the tone for the huge singer/songwriter boom in the mainstream years to come. The set features a total of 22 tracks from Vanguard – titles that include "Honey" by Eric Anderson, "Back On The Street Again" by Steve Gillette, "Someone To Talk My Troubles To" by Judy Roderick, "No Rest For The Weary" and "You'll Never Know What's In My Heart" by The Hi-Five, "Reason To Believe" by Patrick Sky, "Young Blues" by The Vagrants, "Changes" by Jonathan & Leigh, "Reno Nevada" by Richard & Mimi Farina, "January Morning" and "When I Was A Cowboy" by Ian & Sylvia, and "Long Black Cadillac" by Jackie Washington. CD

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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help from an array of great singers and players from the west coast scene. Duke's still stretching out plenty on keyboards – but never in a too-jamming, too-indulgent way – always sensitive enough to never mess up the groove, and always with a sense of space and timing that never showed up this well in his later records. Players include Airto on percussion, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Duke himself on more keyboards than we could ever hope to list here! Vocals are by Sylvia St James, Gee Janzen, and Kathy Woehrle – as well as Duke himself – and titles include "Foosh", "For Love", "Uncle Remus", "Fools", "The Aura", "Enchinda's Arf", "Floop De Loop", and "Dawn". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousCole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-grooving R&B from a host of hip talents from the 50s – music that's a bit blues, a bit jazz, and which goes past the obvious tunes you'd usually find on a collection like this! The cuts were chosen by the folks at the Cole Slaw Club in Germany – a specialist spot to step to old school grooves like these – and the sounds are a very cool mix of jukebox jive, groovy instrumentals, and some deeper-voiced tunes that really give the collection a lot of depth! The collection's not afraid to step between different genres in search of a swinging groove – in the best Bear Family/Cree Records style – and titles include "I Changed My Mind Jack" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Spider In The Web" by The Dooley Sisters, "Big John" by Richard Berry, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra, "Salome Twist" by The Carroll Brothers, "Talk About Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks, "Stolen Love" by Miss Lavell, "Sweet Little Love Like You" by Al Brown & The Tune Toppers, "Dance Of The Goony Bird" by Pat Miller, "Summertime" by Sylvia Mora, and "My Old Man" by Buddy & Ella Johnson. CD
Also available Cole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue (180 gram pressing – with bonus 7" single) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ VariousBossanova – Cool Bossa Nova & Hip Samba Sounds From Rio De Janeiro ... CD
We Want Sounds (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Not some overplayed bossa pop numbers, but instead the very real deal – the kind of cuts that set the Rio scene on fire when they were first released at the start of the 60s – and which still sound wonderful all these many years later, especially when brought together in a collection this huge! Many of these numbers weren't issued in the US at the time – or anywhere else outside of Brazil – and the package is overflowing with rare gems that show off the perfect blend of jazzy instrumentation, light but lively rhythms, and blue-tinged vocals that made the bossa generation so great! Titles include "Ciume" by Alaide Costa, "Tema Sem Palavras" by Johnny Alf, "Sambop" by Leny Andrade, "Tem Que Balancar" by Celso Murilo, "Muito A Vontade" by Joao Donato, "Boato" by Walter Wanderley, "Mesmo De Mentira" by Elis Regina, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Orlandivo, "A Rosa" by Ed Lincoln, "Pernas" by Sergio Ricardo, "Nem Eu" by Lucio Alves, "Meditacao" by Maysa, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Sylvia Telles, "Chega De Saudade" by Elizete Cardoso, and "Samba Em Preludio" by Agostinho Dos Santos & Rosana Toledo. 2CD set features 40 tracks in all! CD
Also available Bossanova – Cool Bossa Nova & Hip Samba Sounds From Rio De Janeiro ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Ted CursonTed Curson In Paris – Live At The Sunside ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Great live material from Ted Curson – a Parisian performance that features Ted with a range of different artists, really opening up in ways that show the full range of his tremendous talents! Paris always seems to bring out the best in Curson (we consider ourselves fortunate to have caught him there live years back, sharing a stage with Rufus Harley) – and this set shows Ted really taking full advantage of the opportunities the scene offers him. Some cuts are straight small combo jazz – with Ted's trumpet burning it up over backing from the trio of pianist Alain Jean-Marie. Other numbers add in a bit of backup vocals, behind Curson's own bluesy lead. And still others feature added alto, flute, and percussion – making for a further level of expression that we don't usually hear on an album from Ted. Curson's vocal performances are peppered throughout the double-length set – and almost seem to be more crowd pleasing moments, where he might be expected to warble a standard for the overseas audience – but they do have a sort of charm, given the raspy style of singing – and one number, a hip take on "Summertime", is actually a funky groover that really makes happy that Ted decided to sing along (he gets some help on that number from soulful Sylvia Howard, too!) Titles include "Reava's Waltz", "Tears For Dolphy", "Caravan", "Dig", "Round Midnight", "Milestones", "Confirmation", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Pilma Boogie". CD

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✨✧ VariousDisco Discharge – Disco Exotica ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful grooves from the glory days of disco – and a collection of tracks that show some great European contributions to the scene! The "exotica" in the title should be taken here as a way of referring to disco from farther-flung sources than New York, Philly, or Miami – as some of these cuts have overseas origins, but stood neck and neck with the best American sounds of the time – often heavy on keyboards and tightly-crafted rhythms – and essential to the shift the music took as the 80s approached! As with other entries in this great series, there's 2CDs worth of music here – much of it in special mixes as well – with cuts that include "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Disco Circus, "Dancin Machine" by Who's Who, "Madman's Discotheque" by The Chaplin Band, "Lay Your Love On The Line (12" mix)" by Pussyfoot, "Soft Emotion" by Azoto, "I'll Be Standing Beside You" by Passengers, "Sentimentally It's You (12" mix)" by Theo Vaness, "Don't Say Goodnight To A Lady Of Spain (7" mix)" by Jeanette, "Dirty Talk (European connection)" by "Klein & MBO, "Extraterrestrial Lover (inst 12" mix)" by Sylvia Love, and "The House Of The Rising Sun" by Hot RS. CD

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✨✧ Joao Gilberto & OthersO Amor O Sorriso E A Flor (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of Joao Gilberto's early bossa tracks from Brazil – loaded up here with various numbers from other great Brazilian stars! The original album is one of the first few that Jobim ever recorded, and it's a masterpiece of understatement, recorded with arrangements by a young Antonio Carlos, and a soaring bossa sound that would soon make history. Tracks include "Discussao", "O Pato", "Outra Vez", "Doralice", and "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Se E Tarde", "Corcovado", "So Em Teus Bracos" and more. This version in El UK fills out the CD with covers of some of these numbers and many more by Sergio Mendes, Sylvia Telles, Walter Wanderly, Silvio Silveira, Carlos Lyra and others. 35 tracks in all! CD
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Ryuichi Sakamoto/David SylvianMerry Christmas Mr Lawrence ... CD
Milan, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A really wonderful little record – and some of our favorite work ever from Japanese pop maestro Ryuichi Sakamoto! Sakamoto really surprised folks with this set – not just because it accompanied his strong performance (with David Bowie) in the film, but also because it opened up the way to some of the wonderful film and sound scoring work he'd do in years to come – music that was often as simple and maybe electronic as his work with Yellow Magic Orchestra, but able to create a stunning amount of feeling and depth with just a few simple elements. The music is sublime – a masterpiece in understatement – and a series of instrumental selections ends up with the fantastic song "Forbidden Colours", which features vocals by David Sylvian – on a number that was one of his first great solo moments. Other titles include "The Seed", "Father Christmas", "Dismissed", "The Fight", "Batavia", and "Germination". CD
Also available Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (with download) ... LP 21.99

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