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Cosmos Universal BandThird Eye/Back Home Together ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
An incredibly rare slice of righteous soul – pulled from obscurity! "Third Eye" has this really cool little groove – jazzy, but kind of light too – with these horns that are way in the background as the core skipping rhythms set most of the scene – all to some very human, honest lead vocals that fit nicely into the whole mix! "Back Home" is a mellow ballad, but has this light stepping groove that's pretty catchy! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ju-Par Universal OrchestraMoods & Grooves ... LP
Ju-Par, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
One of THE indie soul treasures of the 70s – a wickedly funky record that blends together jazz, soul, and club – and which stands out with a sound that's all its own! You may well know the tag "moods and grooves" – as the record's had an influence on countless scenes, and has been referenced by many artists over the years. But nothing beats this original set, a sublime batch of electric grooves performed by a core combo of electric keys, bass, and congas – augmented by sweetened strings and some occasional chorus vocals – bad-stepping around the grooves in a mostly-instrumental mode that rivals (if not betters) some of the best funky soundtrack work of the decade! Titles include "Time", "Chicago Calypso", "Funky Music", "Flute Salad", and "Gotta Get-A-Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Universal Indians & Joe McPheeSkullduggery (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Usually, when we hear the term "skullduggery", it means that someone's up to something bad – but here, it refers to something especially wonderful – a mighty meeting of the legendary Joe McPhee with a hip trio of overseas improvisers! The music is very open and powerful – almost back to the modes of Joe's earlier years – as his work on saxes and pocket trumpet open up in loft jazz style expressions – alongside more sax from John Dikeman, bass from Jon Rune Strom, and drums from Tollef Ostvang – the last three of whom make up the Universal Indians combo. The tracks are open and long – and filled especially with long runs from both horn players, punctuated nicely by the drums, and draped with deeper colors on the bass. Titles include "Yeah And", "Dewey's Do", "Wanted", and "Skullduggery". LP features two bonus tracks – "And Then" and "Encore". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MFSBUniversal Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Killer stuff from this legendary Philly soul instrumental combo – with funky soul horns, unstoppable dancefloor ready rhythms and those soul-stirring strings – and right up there with their best ever! Bobby Martin arranged almost every track – and the record's a great example of the kind of lean and mean Philly groove that he had going at the time, a sound that was hard to beat, and hard to copy without sounding silly and overblown. Top shelf soul instrumentals from Philly International in the mid 70s – what more could we ask for? Includes classics like "K-Jee", "MFSB", "TLC" and "Let's Go Disco" – plus the equally great "Sexy", "Love Has No Time Or Place" and "My Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wahren/Humel/Siebert/RubbertLes Fleurs Du Mal Et Les Fleurs De L'Innocence/Andeutung/Variationen Einer Elegie/Concertino – Universal Ensemble Berlin ... CD
Largo (Germany), 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUniversal Studios Tour ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $23.99
A very cool audio tour of the Universal Studios – long before they turned into a famous theme park! Features bits of music from Jaws, Battlestar Galactica, Incredible Hulk, and Airport 1975! Lots of great gatefold pictures, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful quality that's quite different from her piano work on other Impulse albums. The strings provide a sheet of sound – a shimmering backdrop to support Alice's work on the keys – moving forward tentatively, but growing in energy as the album progresses through a host of Eastern spiritual influences. Alice is way past jazz at this point – moving towards the new level of consciousness hinted at in the title, growing majestically on tracks that include "Oh Allah", "Sita Ram", "Hare Krishna", "Universal Consciousness", and "The Ankh of Amen-Ra". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max WebsterUniversal Juveniles ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 360 DegreesSomebody Like Me/360 Degrees Beat One/100 Proof/Universal Love (remix) ... 12-inch
Pelon, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Banda Black RioGafieira Universal (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Sony (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal funk by one of Brazil's greatest groups! Earth Wind & Fire had nothing on Banda Black Rio – as the Brazilian combo mixed together smooth jazz funk, soulful vocals, and great production, into a sound that rivaled any of America's best mainstream funk acts of the 70s! This album's easily their best – and is filled with tight jazzy groovers that we come back to again and again over the years, digging them for their great rhythms and tight instrumentation, never noticing the fact that the lyrics aren't in English! Includes the cuts "Chega Mais", "Tico Tico No Fuba", "Danca Do Dia", "Vidigal", "Gafiera Universal", and the totally great "Cravo e Canela", one of the sneakiest guitar groovers you'll ever hear! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Swingers – Presented By Nicola Conte – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson Universal collections that were out a few years back – full of deep tones and rich colors, and proof that when you've got the right guy at the helm, a collection of older jazz tracks can be way more than just the sum of its parts! In addition to Universal label work – originally issued on Decca, Emarcy, and other labels – the package features some Fantasy/Prestige tracks too – including some great gems we might have missed otherwise. Almost 75 minutes of music – with titles that include "Taboo" by Dorothy Ashby, "New Delhi" by James Clay, "Big P" by New Jazz Orchestra, "Juan-Les-Pins" by Staffan Abeleen, "Subo" by Klaus Weiss, "Spanish Castles" by George Gruntz, "Modette" by Roy Haynes, "My Favorite Things" by Sound Of Feeling, "Jungle Fantasy" by Yusef Lateef, "Feeling Good" by Pat Bowie, "The Hooter" by Ernie Wilkins, "Afro Blue" by Abbey Lincoln, "Bogota" by Ahmad Jamal, and "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria. CD

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✨✧ BugglesVideo Killed The Radio Star/Kid Dynamo (picture disc) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Universal (Italy), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest pop tunes from the end of the 70s – a song that prefaced MTV by a number of years, and was the first record the network ever played – and which still makes plenty of sense all these many years later! The duo features a young Trevor Horn – right before he left to bring Yes back to fame, and before starting his legendary ZTT label – home to Art Of Noise and other groundbreaking 80s acts! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pic disc version!)

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✨✧ Cocteau TwinsFour Calendar Cafe (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Italy), 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Cocteau Twins have definitely tightened up their sound a bit here since their early days on 4AD – but the group have also held onto everything that's great about their music, and, at some level, use the album as an answer to all of the other groups at the time who were messing about in the "swirl of sound" style they invented a decade before! Long before psych production was revived, fuzzy guitars were cool again, and even analogue elements found new love from the kids – The Cocteau Twins were breaking ground that was fresher than anyone else, and still sounds wonderful here all these many years later. There's definitely a sweetness here that the group never had a few records before – but that's also something that gives the record its really lasting appeal – on songs that include "Theft & Wandering Around Lost", "Oil Of Angels", "Evangeline", "Know Who You Are At Every Age", "Essence", and "Summerhead". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JamiroquaiAutomaton/Nights Out In The Jungle (10 inch clear vinyl pressing) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Universal (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest pop songs that Jamiroquai's given us in years – a tune that has some of the 80s elements you might guess from the title, but all of the cascading cosmic soul we've loved from the group from the start! The few 80s elements never get in the way of the deeper soul – and "Nights Out In The Jungle" begins with a heavy bassline that feels like it's lifted from pure vintage funk, before stepping strongly into some soaring soul from Jay! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Elton John11/17/1970 (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Uni/Universal (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful early record from Elton John – recorded live in the studio, and with a freer, more open vibe than some of his other albums! The approach is wonderful – and really showcases that sort of special spirit that Elton was creating with the group – but at a grittier level that maybe even ties the whole sound even more strongly to his American inspirations. Titles include a very long version of "Burn Down The Mission" – plus "Bad Side Of The Moon", "Take Me To The Pilot", "Sixty Years On", "Can I Put You On", and "Honky Tonk Women". 2LP version features bonus tracks – including "Indian Sunset", "Your Song", "My Father's Gun", "Border Song", and "Country Comfort". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ AfromanCrazy Rap (radio w/effects, radio w/o effects, album w/effects, album w/o effects, dirty radio, album)/Tall Cans ... 12-inch
Universal, 2001. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiMany Sides Of Toshiko ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $19.99
Don't let the title fool you, because although the cover of the record says "Many Sides Of Toshiko", the album only features one – her great approach to bop-inflected trio material – recorded here in a classic Verve session with a distinct Bud Powell influence! Not that we're complaining, though – because Toshiko's at her youthful best here, working with Eugene Cherico on bass and John Hanna on drums – in a set that's even got a few original numbers! The best of these is the 3-part suite "Tosh's Fantasy" – a trio adaptation of one of Akioshi's larger jazz orchestra works. Other titles include "Imagination", "Minor Mood", "Studio J", and "Bags Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ AkonLocked Up Remix (dirty, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2003. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring Styles P. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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AkonTrouble ... LP
Universal, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Alzo & UdineC'mon & Join Us! ... LP
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like Mel & Tim mixed with Joe Bataan mixed with The Young Rascals mixed with Jose Feliciano – if you need a comparison! The vocals are laid over spare arrangements that feature bass, guitar, and conga – vamping away in sort of a folk/soul groove – and although the overall approach is quite spare, the quality of the music is heavenly. At some level, the album had to have been a mistake – as it's got a whimsey and honesty that would never have gotten it on the charts – but that's exactly why we love it so much. Titles include "Something's Going", "C'Mon & Join Us", "This Room", "Want Your Love", "Hey Hey Hey, She's OK", and "Define". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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India ArieTestimony Vol 2 – Love & Politics ... CD
Soulbird/Universal, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Chapter two, and an even deeper set than India Arie's first Testimony album – a record that shows a lot of growth in India's music, and a style that's even more mature and righteous than before! Arie's acoustic guitar is a key part of the instrumentation, and the album features a fair bit of mellower tracks too – so that there's a sense of intimacy in the music that's really great – the perfect setting for India's positive thinking and spiritual growth, which is documented somewhat in her copious notes inside the album's booklet! Most tunes have a warm glow, but one that's never smooth or commercial – and guests on the album include Musiq Soulchild, Gramps Morgan, Dobet Gnahore, and Terrell Carter. Titles include "Long Goodbye", "Chocolate High", "Ghetto", "Therapy", "River Rise", "Pearls", "Better Way", "Yellow", and "He Heals Me". CD

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Roy AyersLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful live set from 1972 – and a very unique album from Roy Ayers' Polydor years! The album originally was never issued in the US – clearly done for a hipper European market at the time – and it's got more of a jazz vibe than some of Roy's other work on Polydor, with sounds that echo back to his earlier years on Atlantic! Yet despite the jazz setting, there's still a nice dose of funk in the mix too – a bit like the vibe that Ayers hit on his Virgo Red album, but leaner too – given that the group's only a quartet. The smaller lineup really allows Roy a lot of space to solo strongly on vibes – and he's also joined by the great Harry Whitaker on electric piano, always a treat in a setting like this. The album features an extended early version of "Move To Groove", plus "In A Silent Way", "Your Cup Of Tea", and "Daddy Bug". Plus, the CD includes some great bonus cuts – like "Thoughts", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Sketches in Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, and White". CD

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Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach Plays His Hits ... CD
Universal, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
Essential compilation of Burt's original recordings for the Kapp label from the mid 60's. The production's got vocal choruses, large orchestrations, and lots of cool tinkly piano – and the groove is 100% Bacharach, with lesser-known versions of tracks that were bit hits for other pop stars. A fair bit of the stuff's instrumental, but some tracks have voices singing lead. Our fave is the recording of "My Little Red Book", with great soul vocals by Tony Middleton – but there's loads of goodies like "Wives & Lovers", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "What's New Pussycat?", "The Last One To Be Loved", "Saturday Sunshine", and "24 Hours From Tulsa". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduOn & On (clean, album, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Kedar/Universal, 1996. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great little tune from Erykah Badu – smooth, mellow, with a nice downtempo vibe, but still a warm finish that works perfectly with her voice! This is the kind of tune that made us all fall in love with her right away – and which still sounds great years later! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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BahamadiaKollage ... LP
Chrysalis/Universal, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Not one filler track this strong debut LP from one of the dopest MCs of the 90s! There's jazzy soul pedigree to the production that pairs perfectly with her rhymes, with excellent use of samples – a mode that was falling out of mainstream fashion by this point in the decade, but it's fresh as ever even now. An underrated classic! Beats by Primo, Guru, the Beatminerz, the Roots, Ski and others. Tracks include "True Honey Buns", "I Confess", "Word Play", "UKNOWHOWWEDU", "Three The Hard Way" with , "Da Jawn" with the Roots, "3 Tha Hard Way", "Biggest Part Of Me", "Innovation", "Rugged Ruff", "Total Wreck", "Spontaneity" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco BattiatoSembrava Una Serata Come Tante/Gente (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Italy), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99
Rare early single from Italian singer-songwriter Franco Battiato – and in a melodic, sprawling psych pop style – with is something of a surprise given his more out there experimentation on later recordings! Both tracks start out with a fairly intimate sound, but build in atmosphere as they go, with nice string arrangements and passionate vocals. A great couple of tunes! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BelchiorTres Tons De Belchior (Alucinacao/Melodrama/Elogio Da Loucura) (3 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976/1987/1988. Used 3CD ... $33.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Jorge BenAfrica Brasil ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... $9.99
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk track "Ponta De Lanca", plus loads of other goodies like "O Filosofo", "Xica Da Silva", "A Historia De Jorge", and a great remake of "Taj Mahal" – probably his greatest cut ever. Great all the way through – and is a perfect introduction to Jorge Ben if you don't know his work, and an essential addition to your collection if you do! CD
(Includes obi.)
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Africa Brasil (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 32.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 14.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 13.99

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Jorge BenAfrica Brasil ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk track "Ponta De Lanca", plus loads of other goodies like "O Filosofo", "Xica Da Silva", "A Historia De Jorge", and a great remake of "Taj Mahal" – probably his greatest cut ever. Great all the way through – and is a perfect introduction to Jorge Ben if you don't know his work, and an essential addition to your collection if you do! CD
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Africa Brasil (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 32.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 14.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 9.99

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Jorge BenAfrica Brasil ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976. Used ... $14.99
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk track "Ponta De Lanca", plus loads of other goodies like "O Filosofo", "Xica Da Silva", "A Historia De Jorge", and a great remake of "Taj Mahal" – probably his greatest cut ever. Great all the way through – and is a perfect introduction to Jorge Ben if you don't know his work, and an essential addition to your collection if you do! CD
(Out of print Brazilian pressing.)
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Africa Brasil (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 32.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 13.99
Africa Brasil ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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