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Central Nervous SystemI Could Have Danced All Night ... LP
Music Factory, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Hard rocking late 60s work with a bit of a bluesy touch – a lot heavier sounding than you'd expect from the title! Some of the tunes are slow and plodding, led by a stepping electric bass – and a few others break out with a bit more horn flourishes that add a nice element. Titles include "Sweet Hot Lucy", "I'm My Own Keeper", "I'm Undecided", "Welcome Back Girl", "It's So Hard", "She's Everything Good To Me", and "Mystery Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Millie JacksonGet It Outcha System ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1978. Used ... $6.99
A key album in the evolution of the Millie Jackson sound and style – as she leaves behind the weepy soul of earlier albums, and moves into the fierce, proud-stepping mode that would define the "bad girl" of later, raunchier years! In case you can't figure out where Millie's going with her bag, the title is emphasized by a photo of a toilet seat on the back cover – and Millie literally takes the sh*t out on the record – in a series of tunes that have a real bad-rapping approach. Production is by longtime associate Brad Shapiro, but the overall sound is sweetened nicely by David Van De Pitte – who adds in full strings and voices to emphasize the attitude behind the songs. Titles include "Go Out & Get Some", "Put Something Down On It", "He Wants To Hear The Words", "Here You Come Again", and a great version of Latimore's "Keep The Home Fire Burnin", complete with an additional rap on the subject, entitle "Logs & Thangs". CD

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Justice SystemSummer In The City (radio, orig, inst, sunshine blend) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an MCA sleeve.)

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Lukas LigetiMystery System ... CD
Tzadik, 2004. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Includes Tzadik obi.)

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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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Prolix/AudioReboot The System (Part 2) – London's Burning Remix/Labrat Remix ... 12-inch
Project 51 (UK), 2010. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rob Reddy's Honor SystemSeeing By the Light Of My Own Candle ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2001. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sacred System (Bill Laswell)Nagual Site ... CD
Wicklow, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Includes Dave Liebman, Jah Wobble, Hamid Drake, Graham Haynes, Byard Lancaster and others. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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TrenchmouthBroadcasting System ... CD
Skene!, 1996. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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TrenchmouthBroadcasting System ... LP
Skene!, 1996. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Overthrower".)

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Andrew BirdWeather System ... CD
Righteous Babe, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Bob Seger SystemMongrel ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSound System ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that continue the electro feel, but also add in a peppering of Bill Laswell's world music interest. The album's worth it alone for the presence of D St on a few tracks – and titles include "Hardrock", "Metal Beat", "Karabali", "Junku", "People Are Changing" and "Sound System". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SystemSweat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Peter SchillingError In The System (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An 80s electro-pop classic from Peter Schilling – one of a handful of German artists who managed to crack the record racks over here at the time – thanks to his strong use of English language on most of the tracks, and his classic "Major Tom" track, which was a nice reference to Bowie's "Space Oddity"! There's a nicely catchy vibe to the record – not as commercial as Nena, but more straightforward than Trio – although very much in the territory of both, given the way that Schilling uses spare electric rhythms and keyboards on most of the instrumentation. In addition to the two-part version of "Major Tom (Coming Home)", other titles include "Only Dreams", "Lifetime Guarantee", "I Have No Desire", "Let's Play", "Error In The System", and "The Noah Plan". CD features 18 more bonus tracks – a few mixes of "Major Tom", plus German cuts "Ich Hab Keine Lust", "Die Wuste Lebt", "Fast Alles Konstruiert", "Dawn Trugt Der Schein", and "Fehler Im System". CD

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✨✧ Ron TrentElectric Moods & Long Play EP – Liquid Love/Liquid Love Reprise/Sound System Prevail ... 12-inch
Music & Power, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Deep, soulful grooves from the Ron Trent – balancing soul jazz-steeped moods with club groove atmosphere! "Liquid Love" pairs some dexterous keyboard grooves over some fairly thick beats, lightened just a bit by some airy synth and textural bits of vocal – especially in the tune's reprise that closes the side. "Sound System Prevail" brings back the percussive edge, again with some sweeter bits of keys and synth. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Saka OlayigbadeSakara Sound In Series – System 5 ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alhaji Saka Olayingbade & His Sakara SystemWon Tun Nno ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Rob Reddy's Honor SystemSongs That You Can Trust ... CD
Koch, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousMassive Breakbeats ... CD
Mutant Sound System, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Drum n Bass compilation. CD
(Out of print. In a metal case.)
 
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✨✧ John Cage with David TudorPresents Variations IV ... LP
Everest/Modern Harmonic, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage – featuring him with David Tudor weaving an eclectic mix 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 decades later – it's almost hard to believe this wildly ambitious freeform kind of music is a product of the mid 60s! LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoDiscreet Music ... LP
Obscure, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A modern minimalist watershed and though a bit academic, still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release was 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Antilles.)

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Christian Hermann & Michael SchmidtWii Love Arts – A Compendium Of Projects Inspired By Wii (hardcover) ... Book
Kehrer (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $1.99 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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✨✧ Mable JohnStay Out Of The Kitchen ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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Okki NokkiOkki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine RCM II (black) ... Turntable
Okki Nokki (Netherlands), New Item ... $449.99 499.99
Ever wonder how we get our records so clean at Dusty Groove? Well, it's because we've been using a record cleaning machine for years, and we'll swear by it always as the best way to clean up those old albums you find while diggin' through the crates. The long-tested system is in place with record dealers, collectors, and audiophiles everywhere – and it's even used by the Smithsonian Institute for the albums they have in their archive! The process is simple, but extremely effective: the record is bathed in a special fluid, scrubbed by a special brush to loosen all dirt and debris, and then the whole thing's vacuumed up to remove the fluid dirt and all! We know the machine's a bit pricey, and we balked a bit when we bought our first one. Now, though, we own 3 of them, and we think every penny was very well spent. We can't recommend the machine highly enough, and if you ever need a demonstration, just look at one of the very clean records you've bought from us! Comes with basic unit, power cord, brush, and fluid for cleaning a big amount of records. (The shipping price will be a bit more than usual, and we'll give you a quote when you order, but at least you won't have to pay sales tax on the whole thing.) Turntable
(115 volt unit – for American-style power supply.)

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Record Cleaning BrushRecord Cleaning Brush ... Record Care
New Item ... $13.99 14.99
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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Mongo SantamariaWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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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SonglinesIssue 119 – July 2016 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Songlines, 2016. New Copy ... $17.49
The cover's got a big feature on Romanian brass outfit Fanfare Ciocarlia – but as usual, the whole magazine spans the globe in its coverage of music – with different sections on new music from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas – and longer articles on Bixiga 70, Afro Celt Sound System, Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians, and a piece on World Music Meets Early Music. Lots more short features too – and a bonus CD with the best new releases, and Corinne Bailey Rae's Playlist! Magazine

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Karlheinz StockhausenMantra – Andreas Grau/Gotz Schumacher ... CD
Wergo (Germany), 1993. Used ... $8.99
Stockhausen's famous "Mantra" is a unique work, based on a 13 note system created by the composer that gives the work a haunting spacey sound. The piece is performed here on twin pianos, in a 1996 recording that features Andreas Grau and Gotz Schumacher as the lead soloists. CD

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VariousBambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $13.99
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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VariousJazz Influence Vol 4 – Electronic Jazz Compiled By Kevin Yost ... CD
I, 2011. Used ... $8.99
The fourth entry in The Jazz Influence series compiled by Kevin Yost – a sweet set of electronic fusion grooves with a fairly timeless feel – warm keys & beats flavored numbers, mixed together by Kevin Yost – with work by The Square Playa, Manuel Diaz Grey, Guy Monk, The Cool Balance, Dream System, Day Drip and others. Includes "It's Gotta Swing" by Kevin Yost, "Jazzy Feel" by The Square Playa, "Tap The Beat" by Guy Monk", "New Trinks New Sounds" by Kevin Yost, "Silly" by Les Mistakable, "For All We Know" by Black Fuse, "Trying Something" by The Cool Balance", "Do Something With It" by James Westin Group and more – all served up in a sweet mix format! CD
(Out of print.)

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Waltel BrancoMeu Balanco (180 grm pressing) ... LP
Sony (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About June 15, 2016 (delayed)
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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✨✧ Led ZeppelinPresence ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Led Zeppelin – an album that was missed by many the first time around, because of it's tight focus and simplicity! For the set, the group step back just a bit from their more stylistically sprawling tendencies – almost as if they got some of the more ambitious ideas out of their system with Physical Graffiti, or simply wanted to get out there and kick some ass – a back to basics move, and one that sees some tremendous guitar work from Jimmy Page! The album still has some longer songs and complicated changes – this is Led Zeppelin, after all – and the lack of over-played classic rock radio fodder actually makes this one a better listen nowadays than the more iconic albums. Includes "Achilles Last Stand", "For Your Life", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Candy Store Rock", "Hots On For Nowhere", and "Tea For One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of blue crayon on the artist name.)

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✨✧ MazeMaze ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing debut album from Frankie Beverly and Maze – as perfect as the group would ever sound, with an impeccable approach to both funk and ballads that put them at the top of the stack immediately! Of course, Frankie had been knocking around in indie soul obscurity for a number of years before the album came out – which is why he's so perfectly formed at the start. And like Maurice White, another soul star who spent many years woodshedding all over the place before hitting the majors, Frankie has the talent to lead the group to a unique place in the star system of soul – a unique orbit that was important to mellow soul as Earth Wind & Fire's was to funk. The record features some unbelievably amazing numbers, gems that shine again year after year, no matter where you hear them – on an AM radio, a crusty old tape in a car stereo, or bursting out of the grooves of this beautiful LP. Great ones include the sublime stepper "Happy Feelin's", the smooth mellow groover "While I'm Alone", and the tightly compressed "Look At California". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffGetting Our Thing Together ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Missy ElliottUnder Construction ... CD
Atlantic, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Missy and Timbaland (and the usual cast of guest stars) are back and hotter than ever before on Missy's fourth full length, much more of a hip hop record this time, with tons of old school party shouts and new school neo-electro production! Under Construction is kind of a concept album (don't worry, not in the Jethro Tull kind of way) with a theme that celebrates the hip hop golden age of the mid-to-late 80s but with a modern, probably timeless flavor. The status quo R&B that Missy can't seem to get out of her system is here only at a minimum – this is a hip hop record! Past guests like Method Man (turning in a great remake of "Bring The Pain"), Ludacris, and Jay Z show up as well as 50 Cent, Ms. Jade, Beyonce Knowles, and TLC – but as usual, no one steals the show from Mis and Tim. No one would claim Missy is the most scholarly of lyricists, but as a conduit for attitude and a spicy groove she can't be beat, plus her topical and scatological rhymes and choruses fit these hip hop party bumpers like a Kangol & a gold chain. Tons of shout outs to and samples of the old schoolers that are just way too true to be nostalgic, plus strong production from Timbaland that isn't afraid to risk his reputation as an innovator by referencing his influences. The duo may have produced more astoundingly great singles in the recent past, but this is Missy and Timbaland's magnum opus, as far as full lengths go. 13 tracks including "Work It", "Go To The Floor", "Bring The Pain" featuring Method Man, "Funky Fresh Dressed" featuring Ms Jade, "Slide", "Play That Beat", "Ain't That Funny", and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Colombiafrica – The Mystic OrchestraVoodoo Love Inna Champeta Land ... CD
Riverboat, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Unusual grooves from the Colombia scene – a contemporary pan-Atlantic style that brings together older African modes with some of the Latin influences from Colombia! Elements of soukous, highlife, and Afro-Beat come into play with romping Latin percussion and some slight contemporary production techniques – in a blend that links together the cultures beautifully, and which often comes off with a sunny, warm-spirited appeal! The package features 14 tracks recorded in both Colombia and Paris – with a great array of guest stars joining in from track to track. Titles include "No Habla Na", "Mama Africa", "Jaloux Jaloux", "Zarandia Champeta", "Quien Manda A Quien", "More Fire From Colombiafrica", "Rey De Rocha Sound System", "El Liso En Olaya", and "Kumina". CD
(Promo copy.)

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – People Hold On (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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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

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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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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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Felix KubinZemsta Plutona ... CD
Omni (Australia), 2013. Used ... $7.99
Felix Kubin looks a lot like an alien on the cover of this set – and sounds a fair bit like a space visitor in the music as well! The work's got this very cool blend of electronics and playful rhythms – served up in a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite German work of the post-punk years – particularly the music of Der Plan and Pyrolator, both of whom would be a great comparison to Kubin's work! The tunes are catchy and playful, but also have this undercurrent of darkness too – and loads of analogue elements that bristle and crackle in this very cool way – like you've tapped into some spaceship out in the ether, and are able to unload all the grooves going on in their soundsystem. Titles include "Restez En Ligne", "Zemsta Plutona", "Swinging 40s", "Lightning Strikes", "Atomium Vertigo", and "Nachts Im Park". 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

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OvalSystemisch ... CD
Thrill Jockey, Used ... $4.99
CD
Also available Systemisch ... LP 13.99

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OvalSystemisch ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $13.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original clear vinyl pressing.)
Also available Systemisch ... CD 4.99

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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 ... $11.99
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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Tumbao BravoUn Systema Para Todo ... CD
PKO, 2008. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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David S WareOnecept ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2010. Used ... $9.99
A powerful set from tenor sax great David S Ware – his Oncept album – recorded live at Brooklyn's Systems Two Studio! These are intense pieces, but never overbearing. . He's backed by William Parker on bowed and thumping bass, and Warren Smith on drums, tympani and percussion – and they work together incredibly. A celebration of Ware's 50th year as a musician. Includes "Book Of Krittika", "Wheel Of Life", "Celestial", "Desire Worlds", "Astral Earth", "Bardo", "Savaka", "Anagami" and "Vata". CD

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VariousCoxone's Music 2 – The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic overview of sounds from the Jamaican scene in the years before rocksteady and ska really took off – most of them from the hands of groundbreaking producer Clement "Coxone" Dodd – later the driving force behind Studio One! In these early years, Dodd already had very close ties to the local scene – first as a DJ who was bringing in underground R&B sides from the US, to play on his 50s soundsystem – and also as a record store owner, with a very strong ear for new talent! Yet although Dodd's later sounds have been really well documented, these earliest recordings are perhaps even more amazing – as they showcase a really great range of styles, and present a Jamaican musical world in which the new ideas were just getting started, and taking on modes that sometimes feel very American, other times feel as if they're in a very individual space that doesn't even have any ska or blue beat touches. There's even a bit of jazz in the mix at times, which is great – and throughout the collection's 41 titles, there's an undeniable richness of Jamaican talent that would have already been huge, even if the scene didn't explode in later years. Titles include "More Proof" by Clancy Eccles, "Get Drunk" by Owen Gray, "Jerk Pork" by Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats, "Cuban Blockade" by Don Drummond, "Little Lady" by Theophilus Beckford with Clue J & His City Slickers, "Exodus" by Jazz Jamaica, Don't Do It" by Bunny & Scully, "Six & Seven Books Of Moses" by The Maytals, "Peanut Vendor" by Tommy McCook, "Mighty Man" by Higgs & Wilson, "Creation" by Lascelles Perkins, "Mr Propman" by Jazz Jamaica From The Workshop, "Light Of My Life" by Mellow Larks, and "Grand National" by Down Beat All Stars. CD
Also available Coxone's Music 2 – The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959 to 1963 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP 31.99

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VariousCoxone's Music 2 – The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959 to 1963 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
A fantastic overview of sounds from the Jamaican scene in the years before rocksteady and ska really took off – most of them from the hands of groundbreaking producer Clement "Coxone" Dodd – later the driving force behind Studio One! In these early years, Dodd already had very close ties to the local scene – first as a DJ who was bringing in underground R&B sides from the US, to play on his 50s soundsystem – and also as a record store owner, with a very strong ear for new talent! Yet although Dodd's later sounds have been really well documented, these earliest recordings are perhaps even more amazing – as they showcase a really great range of styles, and present a Jamaican musical world in which the new ideas were just getting started, and taking on modes that sometimes feel very American, other times feel as if they're in a very individual space that doesn't even have any ska or blue beat touches. There's even a bit of jazz in the mix at times, which is great – and throughout the collection's 41 titles, there's an undeniable richness of Jamaican talent that would have already been huge, even if the scene didn't explode in later years. Titles include "More Proof" by Clancy Eccles, "Get Drunk" by Owen Gray, "Jerk Pork" by Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats, "Cuban Blockade" by Don Drummond, "Little Lady" by Theophilus Beckford with Clue J & His City Slickers, "Exodus" by Jazz Jamaica, Don't Do It" by Bunny & Scully, "Six & Seven Books Of Moses" by The Maytals, "Peanut Vendor" by Tommy McCook, "Mighty Man" by Higgs & Wilson, "Creation" by Lascelles Perkins, "Mr Propman" by Jazz Jamaica From The Workshop, "Light Of My Life" by Mellow Larks, and "Grand National" by Down Beat All Stars. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Coxone's Music 2 – The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959 to 1963 ... CD 19.99

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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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✨✧ Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaMagnetic Systems ... CD
Cinevox/Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... LP
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Open Systems Quartet (Tsahar/Ragin/Kowald/Drake)Open Systems Quartet ... CD
Marge (France), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group name's a bit mysterious, but we can say that these guys definitely have an open approach to their music – one that really allows a lot of flow from the trumpet of Hugh Ragin, and the tenor and bass clarinet of Assif Tsahar! The group come together as a piano-less quartet – with Peter Kowald on bass and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – a wonderful lineup who take the music into richer, freer directions as well – with some especially strong contributions from Kowald and Drake! It's been awhile since we've heard Peter's bass in a setting this bold – and the result is wonderful – and Hamid is pretty fierce at times on the drums, although other moments feature some of his more lyrical percussion passages. Titles include a great long take on Ornette's "Lonely Woman" – plus "The Call", "Dream Weavers", "Standing Motion", "Fathers & Mothers", and "The Lizards In The Maze". CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily 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. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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