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OttoSem Gravidade ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $2.99
Another stunner from Otto – one of the most exciting Brazilian artists working today! The album's actually got a style that's more song-structured and tuneful than some of his other albums – moving a bit more towards straighter rock, but still with enough of the enigmatic production and quirky electronics that have always made his albums such a treat. The rhythms and instrumentation are enough to carry the album alone, but even better is Otto's wonderful voice – instantly captivating despite any language barriers, and getting better with age, in a style that reminds us of the vocal growth experience by Cateno Veloso as the 70s progressed. Titles include "Lavanda", "Nebulosas", "Amarelo Manga", "Amargosa", "Dedo De Deus", "Pra Quem Ta Quente", and "Tento Entender". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jair RodriguesAlma Negra ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $11.99
Jair Rodriguez is alive and well – sounding better than we might have ever expected in recent years, and working here in a setting that recalls the glory days of his earlier work. The album's got a straight forward approach that's classic samba all the way through, and which allows more than enough space for the soulfulness of Bruno's vocal approach to shine through. Arrangements are by Marcelo Maita and Paulinho Daflin, and instrumentation on most numbers is small combo and acoustic. Titles include "Adeus Tristeza", "Esquina Do Brasil", "Terra Seca", "Alma Negra", "Vagabundo Trabalhador", "Aniversario Do Planeta", "Prorrogacao", and "Fogo Na Venta". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Tim MaiaRacional Vol 1 ... CD
Seroma/Trama (Brazil), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Brazilian soul singer Tim Maia – a set that's more ambitious and more expressive than his famous 70s work for Polydor, but a record that has none of the too-smooth sounds of Tim's later years! There's a really trippy feel to most of the instrumentation and production here – fuzzed-out guitars, flanged-out vocals, and a gently head-nodding funky undercurrent to most of the best tracks – a superdope sound that most American aritsts from the time could hardly touch! The set's almost done as a "sutie" of tracks – with spoken bits by Tim between a number of the tunes, and a really long number at the end to cap the whole thing off! A real musical treasure, and filled with great tunes that include "Imunizacao Racional", "Bom Senso", "Leia O Livre Universo Em Desencanto", "Rational Culture", and "Contacto Com O Mundo Racional". CD
(Out of print, light edgewear to slipcover.)
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BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 3 & 4 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2005. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
A whopping big package of funky Brazilian tunes – the third and fourth volumes from the legendary Brazilian Beats series – packaged together in a 4LP boxset! Both of these volumes feature more recent work than that which appeared on volumes 1 and 2 – including plenty of great bits from the Trama generation, some of the samba soul revival camp, and other up-and-coming artists who we've now grown to know and love – but first discovered through Mr Bongo's keen ears on these sets. The 4LP package features a total of 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Como Um Sol (Brazilian Beat mix)" by Mr Hermano, "E Isso Ai" by Paula Lima, "Take Me Back To Piaui" by Juca Chavez, "Carolina" by Seu Jorge, "Baile Funk Medley" by Ivo Meirelles & Funk N Lata, "Nao Adianta" by Trio Mocoto, "Riacho" by Guem, "Chega No Suingue" by Seu Jorge, "Para Ti (Criancas mix)" by Malena, "que Alegria (Sao Benitez Somdagente mix)" by Gil Felix, and "Jogando Capoeira" by Beatfanatic. LP, Vinyl record album
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Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Bulk/Geffen, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 20 tracks, with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert, including "Earth People", "I Got To Tell You", "Wild And Crazy", ""Waiting List (DK Snadow/Automator Mix)", "No Awareness", "Biology 101", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist", "Bear Witness" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(3D lenticular cover!)

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley & His All Stars ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
A very unique album from Hank Mobley – one that has him working alongside Milt Jackson, in an unusual format that mixes the soulful Mobley tenor with some well-crafted work on vibes! The "all star" title is certainly appropriate here – as Mobley and Jackson are joined in a quintet by Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – almost bringing in an early Jazz Messengers sensibility to the record, but also hitting more of a looser, laidback blowing session approach. There's less of the tightness of other Mobley sessions from the time, and the record has the players really feeling each other out in the studio – with the sort of spontaneity you might hear in a Prestige or Savoy album from the time. Tracks are long, and titles include "Ultramarine", "Don't Walk", "Lower Stratosphere", and "Mobley's Musings". CD

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T La RockLyrical King ... LP
Fresh, 1987. Sealed ... $19.99
A classic from the mid 80s from T La Rock! T is still best known for his dynamite Rick Rubin-produced single "It's Yours", but he brought some a lot great stuff to this full length form a couple years later – in a style that clearly influenced cats from the Ultramags, to Kool G Rap and many more! He sports the brainy lyricism that still rocks a party and that incredible period production aesthetic. Co-produced by Mantronik, with scratches by Louie Lou, beat box by Greg Nice, and appearances by Special K and MC Serch. 10 tracks in all, including "Lyrical King", "Back To Burn", "Three Minutes Of Beat Box", "Bust These Lyrics", "This Beat kicks", "Big Beat In London" and "It's Time To Chill". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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Tim DogSucker's Never Play/It's My Time – TR Love's Ultra 7 Series (previously unreleased – limited edition colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Black Pegasus, 1990. New Copy (pic cover)... $35.99
A couple masterful, never released dawn of the 90s Tim Dog tracks – produced by Ced-Gee & TR Love – taken from TR Love's own Ultramagnetic archives! "Sucker's Never Play" is a furiously funky cut that rolls at fast clip, and with inventive, breathless rhymes by Tim. Classic level! "It's My Time" on the flip is just as great, with a slightly more measured approach, but it's ulitimately just as tough. An obscure demo that's as supremely strong as the officially released cuts back in the day! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange vinyl – and limited to just 300 copies!)

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VariousRed Alert Goes Berserk ... LP
Let's Go, Late 80s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Red Alert presents a whole bunch of tracks, including "Armed and Dangerous" by Kings of Pressure, "Cracked Out" by Masters of Ceremony, "Ego Trippin'" and "Bait" by Ultramagnetic MC's, "South Bronx" by BDP, "That's How I'm Livin'" by Black, Rock, & Ron, "Don't Make Me Laugh" by Sparky Dee, and two more by Salt-n-Pepa. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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