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✨✧ LTJ XperienceDon't Let The System Get You Down ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
LTJ Experience started out as one of the few great Italian club artists to carry forward the disco sound of the glory years into the final decade of the last century – and since that time, he's just continued to evolve his sound – to a point where he comes across here with a wonderfully lean, clean groove that's quite far from his roots! The album's very spare in presentation – hardly any information, save for a list of song titles and bpm notations – and LTJ's got the same approach in his music – really focusing on a few key elements for each cut, but building things up in a way that still manages to hold onto some warmer funk currents as well – that sense of soul we've always loved in his music from the start. Titles include "Walking Groove", "To The Disco", "Inside Groove", "Black Machine", "Up & Go", "I'll Never Change Up On You", "Slow Fire", "Feel Inside", and "Don't Let The System Get You Down". CD

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Fermin MuguruzaBrigdistak Sound System ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2001. Used ... $1.99
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Saka OlayigbadeSakara Sound In Series – System 5 ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1977. Poor ... $5.99
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Alhaji Saka Olayingbade & His Sakara SystemWon Tun Nno ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1981. Good+ ... $14.99
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Prolix/AudioReboot The System (Part 2) – London's Burning Remix/Labrat Remix ... 12-inch
Project 51 (UK), 2010. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rob Reddy's Honor SystemSongs That You Can Trust ... CD
Koch, 1999. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Rob Reddy's Honor SystemSeeing By the Light Of My Own Candle ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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SystemMidnight Special (extended re-edit, inst, 12" dub I mix, 12" dub II mix)/Why You Wanna Hurt Me? ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
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SystemSweat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The big breakout record for The System – one of the key soul crossover duos of the 80s! By the time of the record, electric instrumentation and studio technology had evolved to a point where a team like Mic Murphy and David Frank could put together a whole mainstream funk record like this on their own – and audiences too were a bit more open to accepting a world of overdubs and multi-track recording, and didn't need the 10-piece lineup of some of those late 70s groups to help them find their groove! The standout number here is the huge single "You Are In My System" – a cut that's wonderful in its simplicity, and somehow even better all these many years later, which it seems like less of a commercial crossover track than it did before. Other tracks follow a similar groove, and titles include "Sweat", "It's Passion", "Now I Am Electric", "Stand Up & Cheer", and "I Won't Let Go". This expanded version combines the original album with six bonus extended remixes – including "Promises Can Break", "This Is For You", and "Don't Disturb This Groove". CD

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SystemX-Periment ... LP
Mirage, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
80s electro pop from The System – heard here on one of their classics for Atlantic! The sound is quite spare on most tracks – just keyboards, drum programs, and bits of guitar – all sewn together in catchy, electric rhythms – and topped off by vocals from singer Mic Murphy. The sound's a bit dated at times, but the tunes are all pretty darn catchy – and there's an unabashedly poppy feel to the set that makes us wonder why folks aren't making music this straightforward anymore. Titles include "Dangerous", "Escape", "Bad Girl", "I Can't Take Losing You", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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TrenchmouthBroadcasting System ... CD
Skene!, 1996. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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TrenchmouthBroadcasting System ... LP
Skene!, 1996. Very Good ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Overthrower".)

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Peter SchillingError In The System (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
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✨✧ King Sunny AdeSynchro System ... LP
Mango, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second domestically released album from King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, with the wonderful Ju Ju sound ringing throughout every piece, from the up tempo numbers to the more mellow grooves. Interlocking, chirping guitar parts are layered over nicely percolating rhythms, 9 tracks in all: "Synchro Feelings – Hako", "Mo Ti Mo", "Penkele", "Maajo", "Synchro System", "E Saiye Re", "Tolongo", "E Wele" and "Synchro Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dub SyndicatePounding System (Ambience In Dub) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early Adrian Sherwood produced dub excursion, featuring the sort of rotating lineup that was the hallmark of this period of the Dub Syndicate, before it became a vehicle for Style Scott's rhythm excursions. The sound is at times denser, and at others more open, with a more experimental and somewhat humorous approach than some of the straight reggae titles in the On U catalog, but Sherwood's deep space sound fully intact throughout. Includes "Hi Fi Gets A Pounding Pts. 1 & 2", "African Head Charge – Don't Care About Space Invader Machines Pts. 1 & 2", "10K At 0VU-60Hz – Mind Boggles!" and "Crucial Tony Tries To Rescue The Space Invaders (with only 10p)", 9 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ SystemDon't Disturb This Groove (remix, dub, groove remix) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSound System Roots – From American RnB To Jamaican Ska ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Underground System/Confusion Break Bones (CBB) ... CD
Wrasse, 1990/1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially great, as it's got these Cecil Taylor-esque piano lines over funky beats at the beginning – very odd, but very groovy! The CD also features the 26 minute bonus track "Confusion Break Bones", lifted from the ODOO album, and a compelling extended number with a weirdly off-kilter beat! CD
 
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✨✧ Eric AlexanderTemple Of Olympic Zeus ... CD
High Note, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A cheesy cover, but a rock-solid set of work from the mighty Eric Alexander – who seems to be stretching out even more here than before! Alexander's always been a hell of a straight ahead talent on the tenor, but here he's almost hitting a few more modern modes at times – not "out" in his soloing, but a bit more free thinking in the overall construction and execution of the tunes – willing to change things up a bit in the rhythms, and give the record even more freshness than we might have expected. Alexander's easily one of the greatest living talents in jazz recording today – and we're already huge fans of his work – but he's won us over even more with this set, and a few of the chances he takes on some of the tunes. The group's a well-matched batch of regulars – including Jim Rotondi on trumpet, David Hazeltine on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "The Temple Of Olympic Zeus", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Lucas Too", "Blues For David", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life", "I'll Keep Loving You", and "Dave's System". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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John Cage with David TudorPresents Variations IV ... LP
Everest, 1965. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, but can't find that easily on record. The album's a haunting melange of random sounds – from radio noise, to gamelon recordings, to sound effects – and it's striking proof of how fresh these ideas still are, even if they've been reduced to drivel by countless "experimental" post-rock bands. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1976. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Fela and Africa 70 are honed to razor-sharp perfection on these 2 albums from 1976! There's some incredible work on tenor sax on some of the cuts – especially "Ikoyi Blindness" and "Kalakuta Show", both of which begin with incredibly well-wrought solos that show Fela as an incredibly strong jazz-based player. The cut "Don't Make Garan Garan" is a slow building groover – one that starts with spooky tinny keyboards, mixes in guitar comping, and then kicks into a nice tight percussion riff. The CD's completed by "Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolow" – translated as "Slap Me Make I Get Money", an attack on the way that the rich bend the system of justice to their own needs. CD

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Christian Hermann & Michael SchmidtWii Love Arts – A Compendium Of Projects Inspired By Wii (hardcover) ... Book
Kehrer (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $5.99 70.00
Nintendo's Wii gaming system has gone onto transform the role of the TV screen in household activity in the past decade or so – with a legacy that's also touched the world of visual arts as well! This book is a lavish, oversized art book that presents a range of creative work inspired by the Wii – paintings, photographs, drawings, street art, and even creative process that draw plenty from Wii and help transform the planet with an eye trained on the platform! Images are quite far from any sort of easy videogame references – and the full color book vividly moves far far past any Nintendo roots – and almost acts as a standalone volume on especially creative talents in the global underground. Book is very heavy, full color, 224 pages, oversize, and even comes with a special bookmark that's like the handle of a Wii controller! Book

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✨✧ Jack McDuffGetting Our Thing Together ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
One of McDuff's fantastic Cadet LPs, and one that features the funky funky organist in a set of crazy arrangements written by him and Richard Evans. An amazing mix of McDuff's soul jazz organ sound with the genius that was the Chess/Cadet studio system of the late 60's – and one that yields such monster cuts as "Black Is", "Hold It For a Minute", "Two Lines", and "You Sho Walk Funky". Great stuff, with a gritty funky feel that's hard to match. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Another one of Mongo Santamaria's strong Latin Soul LP's for Columbia, with a tight band that includes Sonny Fortune, Louis Gasca, and Joe Farrell. The record features smokin' versions of late-60's soul hits, plus a good original "We Got Latin Soul". Other tracks include "Get Back", "It's Your Thing", and "Getting it Out Of My System". Fortune and Gasca lay down some very nice solos, and Marty Sheller did all the arrangements, with his classic Latin Soul sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorUnit Structures ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Sealed ... $199.99
One of a rare few albums done by pianist Cecil Taylor for the Blue Note label in the 60s – some of the most outside work recorded for the imprint at the time! The word "structures" here is perhaps a bit misplaced – as the work has a strong sense of freedom with the soloists – who operate based on a system of energy and impulses described by Taylor in the notes, at a level that's maybe one of his most inventive, ambitious expressions of the decade! The whole lineup is great – with especially strong horn work from Eddie Gale on trumpet, Jimmy Lyons on alto, and Ken McIntyre on alto, oboe, and bass clarinet – and Taylor's piano gets accompaniment from two groundbreaking bassists – Henry Grimes and Alan Silva – plus drums from Andrew Cyrille. Given the lineup, and the format, the whole thing almost feels more like one of the BYG/Actuel avant sessions than Blue Note in the 60s – and titles include "Steps", "Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure)", "Unit Structure/As Of A Now/Section", and "Tales (8 Whisps)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing, "Liberty Records, Inc" on front cover.)

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✨✧ VariousBambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $16.99
Raw sound, indeed – and possibly one of the most hard-hitting compilations so far from the Analog Africa label! There's a quality here that's mighty fresh, and which shows us that there's still plenty of African nuggets to find, if you know where to dig! Much of the music has a dark, moody quality that's really striking – still the grooves you'd expect, but an exotic undercurrent that's almost like Ethiopian music – although very much it's own vibe too! The mix is really wonderful, and makes these tracks from Burkina Faso a rich musical discovery – one that's very thoughtfully put together by the Analog Africa label, with their usual strong attention to sound and detailed notes – not to mention a very handsome package. Titles include " Kabendo" by Konde Mangue, "Sie Koumgolo" by Coulibaly Tidini, "Rog Mik Africa" by Orchestre CVD, "Kodjougou" by Abdoulaye Ciess, "Dambakale" by Compaore Issouf, "Tink Tank" by Afro Soul System, "Love Music & Dance" by Mamo Lagbema, and "Johnny" by Amadou Ballake Et Super Volta. CD

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VariousFatal Beauty ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features work by Levert, Shannon, War, The System, Donna Allen, Miki Howard, and Madame X! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – People Hold On (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99
The 80s were a huge decade for the 12" single – with a shift at the start of the decade to really unlock the possibilities in the format, to a move near the 90s where the format was virtually a standalone record itself – sometimes more important than full length albums by some artists! This set brings together loads of important tracks from that moment – music that begins in early 80s club, and moves through towards that time when a lot more American house was influencing the groove, and when producers had more than enough new technology on their hands to really open up a tune! Titles include "Beat Dis (extended dis)" by Bomb The Bass, "People Hold On (12" version)" by Coldcut with Lisa Stansfield, "Rockit (12" mix)" by Herbie Hancock, "I'll House You (Gee St reconstruction mix)" by Jungle Brothers, "Jump To It (12" mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Theme From S'Express (12" version)" by S'Express, "Just Be Good To Me (12" ext)" by SOS Band, "I Really Didn't Mean It (12" mix)" by Luther Vandross, "Living In America (ext R&B dance mix)" by James Brown, "System Addict (M&M rmx)" by Five Star, "Lover Boy (12" ext)" by Billy Ocean, "Just An Illusion (ext)" by Imagination, "Lovely Day (88 rmx 12" version)" by Bill Withers, and "Saturday Love (12" version)" by Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal. CD

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VariousUrban Brazil ... CD
Sterns/Earthworks, 2003. Used ... $6.99
A selection of contemporary grooves from Brazil – heavy-grooving numbers with a sound that's a lot more urban than classic bossa and samba, yet which also do a strong job of mixing in some traditional elements that still strongly have a South American flavor! A number of the artists on the set are part of the groundbreaking cadre of artists on the Trama label, and others are from more disparate sources, but paired up nicely for a really unified groove! Titles include "Coco Nutz Mass" by Botecoletro, "Cuba" by Otto, "Roda Rodete Rodiano (Zambo mix)" by Chico Science & Bio, "Catimbo (rmix)" by Dj Dolores, "Funquiada" by Drumagick, "Bebete Vaobora" by Wilson Simoninha, "Nervosa" by Funk Como Le Gusta, "2736 km" by Mamelo Sound System, and "Piraquara" by Joao Parahyba. CD

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✨✧ Waltel BrancoMeu Balanco (180 grm pressing) ... LP
Sony (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About June 15, 2016
Insane 1975 album by the Brazilian bandleader Waltel Branco. The groove here ranges wildly – from a funky electric feel to a groovy soundtrack one – but it's all great, and all filled with the kind of percussion and instrumentation that makes you marvel in awe at the genius of the Brazilian studio system. Cuts include "Lady Samba", "Jael", "Satiricon", "Walking", and "Zoraia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Cage with David TudorVariations IV – Volume II ... LP
Everest, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, but can't find that easily on record. The album's a haunting melange of random sounds – from radio noise, to gamelon recordings, to sound effects – and it's striking proof of how fresh these ideas still are, even if they've been reduced to drivel by countless "experimental" post-rock bands. This edition says "Volume II", which we assume to be a second part of the original issue – but we're not sure. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Brian EnoDiscreet Music ... CD
Virgin/EG (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit academic, but still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release by Eno was part of Island's short-lived series of modern music from the mid 70s – and it's the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer; and "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel", which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mable JohnStay Out Of The Kitchen ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing under-discovered soul – a huge collection of late 60s recordings by Mable John – probably best known for her work with the Raelettes, or her earlier sides at Motown – but heard here in a pivotal time between those two chapters in her career! A few of the tracks on the set were issued as singles by Stax, but most of the material sat unissued for years – practically one of the greatest crimes in soul in the 60s, because there's a depth here that's tremendous – and a quality level that could have made Mable a huge star at the time. The sound here is pure 60s Stax all the way – extremely deep, and done with a lean, mean punch that's totally great – a perfect meeting of a massive vocal talent and a well-oiled studio system that could take a good singer and make her sound great! The set's a great introduction to Mable's genius – one that features notes on her career and a total of 26 rare tracks that include "Have Your Cake", "Sweet Devil", "Able Mable", "Stay Out of the Kitchen", "Drop On In", and "I'm Catching". CD

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✨✧ Alvin CurranPop Traits ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange mixture of triggered sound samples and improvised music from Alvin Curran – working here on a range of keyboards and elctronics, alongside Mauro Tespio on trumpet, bells, and other instruments – and Paolo Tofani on a laptop system too! Curran draws on sounds he's recorded over the course of decades – which are then filtered through in live performance, and improvised alongside the musicians – all with the kind of compelling textures and tones you'll know from his older recordings. CD

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✨✧ Proyecto AProyecto A/Proyecto B (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a record by a group who start out in psych, but also add in a lot of MPS-like touches too – funky elements at the bottom, cool organ lines and jazzy bits on the top, and an overall groove that's much more like some of the best German jazz-rock-psych experiments of the time! Lyrics are all in Spanish, and leap along with the lively instrumentation from the group – and often have a dark vibe that's offset by some of the tenor and trombone in the lineup! The song titles line up like a trip through the solar system – and include "A Marte", "A Neptuno", "A Jupiter", "A Mercurio", "A Saturno", and "A Pluton". Great 2LP package also includes Proyecto B – the never-issued album from 1974, which is even funkier overall – with loads of jazzy flute lines, sweet keyboards, and heavy drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a poster.)

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✨✧ Record Cleaning BrushIXOS – Carbon iFibre Record Brush ... Record Care
Ixos, New Item ... Out Of Stock
An essential brush for record cleaning – very easy to use, and a hell of a value at this price! This cool little baby contains a million lean carbon fibers – which pick up dust from the grooves of a record with ease – using natural static electricity to pull away the grit, and leave you with a much cleaner record in the end. The system doesn't use any fluid at all – just natural properties of attraction – and the brush comes in a holder that helps you clean the brush too! Record Care

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✨✧ VariousMauritsstadt Dub ... CD
Candeeiro (Brazil), 2005. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An overview of some of the most important music from the northeastern Brazilian region of Recife – presented here in a 2CD package with one disc of original tunes, and another of remixes! The main disc is a fairly rootsy affair, and includes mostly acoustic work of a highly percussive nature – titles that include "Roda Rodete Rodeano" by Caju E Castanha, "Que Me Deu Foi Lia" by Lia De Itamarca, "Forro De Alianca" by Mestre Salustiano, "O Passarinho" by Seu Bezerra, and "Macaco" by Nana Vasconcelos. Remix disc features work by some of the key talents associated with the Recife electronic scene – and titles include "Forro De Alianca" remixed by Mamelo Sound System, "Recife D'Agua" remixed by DJ Dolores, "Juntando Coco" remixed by Instituto, "O Pasarinho" remixed by Fred Zero Quatro, "Macaco" remixed by Fabrica, and "Que Me Deu Foi Lia" remixed by Pupillo. CD

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✨✧ VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s and early 70s, pulled from the ranks of Italian soundtrack, jazz, and easy listening albums – all with a flair for making the bossa even groovier than it already is! Electric keyboards abound – and the rhythms run from dreamy to driving to slightly funky, always at the right pace for the material, and always making the set dance with delight! Titles include "Incontro All'Aereoporto" by Piero Piccioni, "Allora, Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai & Edda Dell'Orso, "Avances" by Gerardo Frisina, "Wind" by Red Redford Sound System One, "Bossalonga" by Mustang, "Unreality Landscape" by Angel Pocho Gatti, "Susan Theme" by Daniele Patucchi, "Per Lei" by Stefano Torossi, and "Colpa Tua" by Giancarlo Gazzani. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art Of Reggae Singles (paperback) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.99
The most massive book of record art we've ever stocked – and a groundbreaking look at the art of reggae 45s, put together by the folks at Soul Jazz Records! Albums are usually featured in a book like this, but the authors do a great job of illustrating the diversity of 45 labels on the Jamaican scene – the wealth of designs and colors that make collecting reggae 45s a past time that's almost as pleasing from a visual perspective as it is from an audio one! Plus, given the obscurity of most of these records, the book's even more valuable – a much-needed record of these small pressings that never got much distribution – laid out here in beautiful full color images. The book is super-heavy, with a cool cover that's between a hardcover and soft cover – and almost 500 pages of images throughout! Book

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaMagnetic Systems ... CD
Cinevox/Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A tremendous trio from the Italian soundtrack scene of the 70s – Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – all great talents on their own, but a real powerhouse of grooves when they got together on work like this! The Bixio-Fizzi-Tempera name always meant something extra-groovy on a record – either an extra-funky soundtrack with lots of weird touches, or the kind of cool Italian single that might be somewhere between sound library funk and more progressive material – a really rich array of sounds that came from the trio during their years working together in the mid 70s! This package brings together some of the best cuts from those days, with an extra special Finders Keepers/Andy Votel ear for the weirdest and most unusual sounds – which creates an album that's plenty funky, but in ways that are very different from the usual US or European styles of the time. Basslines, heavy drums, spacey keyboards, and odd guitar sounds abound – and titles include "Electronic Sound", "Avangiu", "Godzilla", "Allucinazione Mistiche", "Death's Song", "Escape", "Vai Gorilla", "Night Club Dance", "The Hunt Down", and "Concessioni Naturali". CD
Also available Magnetic Systems ... LP 22.99

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaMagnetic Systems ... LP
Cinevox/Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A tremendous trio from the Italian soundtrack scene of the 70s – Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – all great talents on their own, but a real powerhouse of grooves when they got together on work like this! The Bixio-Fizzi-Tempera name always meant something extra-groovy on a record – either an extra-funky soundtrack with lots of weird touches, or the kind of cool Italian single that might be somewhere between sound library funk and more progressive material – a really rich array of sounds that came from the trio during their years working together in the mid 70s! This package brings together some of the best cuts from those days, with an extra special Finders Keepers/Andy Votel ear for the weirdest and most unusual sounds – which creates an album that's plenty funky, but in ways that are very different from the usual US or European styles of the time. Basslines, heavy drums, spacey keyboards, and odd guitar sounds abound – and titles include "Electronic Sound", "Avangiu", "Godzilla", "Allucinazione Mistiche", "Death's Song", "Escape", "Vai Gorilla", "Night Club Dance", "The Hunt Down", and "Concessioni Naturali". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magnetic Systems ... CD 16.99

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Dazz BandJoystick/Jukebox ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1983/1984. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The Dazz Band brilliantly modernizes their sound for the early-to-mid 80s – without sacrificing the funk one bit on a pair of later Motown albums – '83's Joystick and '84's Jukebox in a single set! As you might guess from the title, on Joystick, Dazz Band thumps and pulses things into a style that's electro and computer groove aware. That said, their background in midwestern funky 70s soul is hardwired into their systems and they bridge the eras masterfully! Titles include "To The Roof", "Joystick", "Until You", "Rock With Me", "Now That I Have You" and more. On Jukebox, the Dazz Band hit hard with that catchy, synth-heavy groove that marks their other solid Motown work! The album's got all the catchy pop elements you might guess from the time – not as classically funky as the group in their roots, with lots of emphasis on the keyboards and guitar – that crossover Motown soul mode of the mid 80s. Titles include "So Much Love", "Dream Girl", "She's The One", "Heartbeat", "Let It All Blow", "Undercover Lover", and "Main Attraction". CD

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Billy GriffinSystematic ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
The third album in Billy Griffin's great run after leaving The Miracles – and a set that features some especially nice help from mellow groove maestro Leon Ware! Ware brings a depth to the record that takes it way past Billy's outdated look on the cover – that trademark ear for a killer midtempo groove that few other songwriters or producers could match – and which proves to be just the right setting for Billy's beautiful vocals! Instrumentation is heavy on beats and keyboards, with a definite electro approach – but there's a warmth here that goes way past the setting, both vocally and in the way the tunes come across. Titles include a remake of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" – plus "Can't Keep Running Away", "This Ain't Puppy Love", "Electrified", "Systematic", "Everybody Needs Somebody", and "Waiting To Touch". CD

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Klaus Ignatzek QuintetAll Systems Go! ... CD
Candid, 1997. Used ... $0.99
CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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King TubbyKing Tubby Vs Channel One – Dub Soundclash ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy dubs from two classic sources – King Tubby's studios and Channel One – served up here in a special soundclash session from Bunny Lee and Jah Stich! The tunes here are nicely abstracted and expanded – laid out back to back in one swirling mass of heady sounds that seems especially heavy on the bass – so much so that our speakers were rumbling off the shelf while we were writing up this review! Exactly the kind of tracks that would have set fire to a streetside soundsystem back in the day – but equally great served up here for at-home listening too. Titles include "Another Extra From The King", "Channel 1 Feel This", "Musical Shock Attack Channel One", "More Of King Tubby's Scientist Sound Call Earthquake", "Be Channel 1 Guest", "King Tubby & Scientist Is Here To Stay", and "Straight To King Tubby & Channel 1 Head". CD features 6 bonus dubs too! CD

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... CD
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". CD
Also available Hello Baby ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... LP
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hello Baby ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & FriendsBlack Ark Years – The Jamaican 7 Inches ... CD
Trojan (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by the mighty Lee Perry – a searing selection of 44 seven inch singles – all of which were well-tuned to boom out of Kingston sound systems back in the day! There's a sense of focus here that's wonderful – still all the odd, dubby twists and turns that make Perry's music so great – but honed down into the space of tight cuts that really helped redefine the role of the 45rpm single in Jamaican music! Lee takes the lead on a few cuts, and sits behind the controls of Black Ark on all the others – and titles include "Vibrate Onn (Jamaican mix)" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "It Hurts So Good" by Susan Cadogan, "Dreader Locks" by Junior Byles & Lee Perry, "Police & Thief" by Junior Murvin, "Ital Corner" by Prince Jazzbo, "Sipple Out Deh (Jamaican mix)" by Max Romeo, "Down Here In Babylon" by Brent Dowe, "Three Blind Mice" by Max Romeo, "Land Of Love" by The Sons Of Light, "Travelling" by Debra Keese & The Black Five, and "Think So" by The Meditations. CD

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorChinampas ... CD
Leo (UK), 1988. Used ... $14.99
A mystical solo performance by Cecil Taylor – not nearly as frenetic as some of his other work of the time! The setting is a studio one, and in the intimate space, Taylor delivers some of his compelling poetry – almost as lyrically jagged and dynamic as his famous piano lines on other records! There's no piano at all on this record – just bells and percussion used by Cecil to accompany his voice – which has also been overdubbed so there's occasional interplay of words in a way that almost reminds us of some of those cool Giorno Poetry Systems albums. The set's got almost an hour of performance – and really represents an fresh chapter in Taylor's career! CD
(First CD pressing.)

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Ron TrentSpaces And Places Pt 2 – Sao Paulo Sound Systems/New York City Country City ... 12-inch
Future Vision/Music & Power, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Contemporary stunner from the legendary Ron Trent – on his own Music & Power label! "Sao Paulo Sound Systems" has a strong, tropical percussion bent, as you might imagine, while "New York City Country City" works it's own nighttime, jazzy club magic on the other side. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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King TubbyKing Tubby Vs Channel One – Dub Soundclash ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... About March 20, 2016 (delayed)
Heavy dubs from two classic sources – King Tubby's studios and Channel One – served up here in a special soundclash session from Bunny Lee and Jah Stich! The tunes here are nicely abstracted and expanded – laid out back to back in one swirling mass of heady sounds that seems especially heavy on the bass – so much so that our speakers were rumbling off the shelf while we were writing up this review! Exactly the kind of tracks that would have set fire to a streetside soundsystem back in the day – but equally great served up here for at-home listening too. Titles include "Another Extra From The King", "Channel 1 Feel This", "Musical Shock Attack Channel One", "More Of King Tubby's Scientist Sound Call Earthquake", "Be Channel 1 Guest", "King Tubby & Scientist Is Here To Stay", and "Straight To King Tubby & Channel 1 Head". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Tubby Vs Channel One – Dub Soundclash ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Augustus PabloKing Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown ... CD
Clocktower, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Truly, truly one of the most essential reggae albums of all time, and without a doubt one of our top dub albums. While we may be known for our hyperbolic comments on LPs here at Dusty, this album is very much deserving of the praise, and if you don't own it, you need to. Basically a collection of dubs of rhythms for some of Pablo's most popular productions as vocal cuts on 45s that had rocked the sound systems, this set features a mighty rockers rhythm team and mixing courtesy Errol Thompson and King Tubby. All solid tracks. Includes "Keep On Dubbing", "Stop Them Jah", "Young Generation Dub", "Each One Dub", "555 Dub Street", "Braces Tower Dub", "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown", "Corner Crew Dub", "Say So", "Skanking Dub" "Satta Dub" and "Frozen Dub". CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. CD
Also available Mr Perry I Presume ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Stanislas TohonDans Le Tchink Systeme (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wicked work from Stanislas Tohon – a sweet batch of skittish grooves that occasionally include some William Onyebor-like electronics! The tracks are all upbeat and uptempo – fast-riffing rhythms that spin out wonderfully right from the start – with some vocals on most numbers, but also plenty of room for instrumental solos – including sax lines, keyboard parts, and some especially cool moogy bits! Rhythms are less Afro Funk than older modes, but kicked up a few notches – with boundless energy that never lets up throughout the set. Titles include "Yallow 2", "Dja Dja Dja", "O Kou", "Africa", and "Paix Lo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and inner sleeve with notes!)

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✨✧ OvalSystemisch ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1996. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original clear vinyl pressing.)
 
 
 



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