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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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Elizabeth Clare Prophet & Church UniversalSounds Of American Doomsday Cults ... CD
Faithways, 1984. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
An incredibly spooky record – one cut by a cult of survival fanatics in mid 80s Montana – and featuring spoken and sung bits originally performed for members of their congregation! The group owned a big chunk of land in southern Montana, where they built a huge amount of bombs shelters and other protective buildings – and the passages here definitely reflect that mentality, and feature both their warnings of impending doom and calls to the great one – plus a message about the evils of rock music! Titles include "Decree 12.10", "Invocation For Judgment Against & Destruction Of Rock Music", "Call For Protection", "Decree 10.05", and "Preamble – Divine Rector's Call". CD

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✨✧ Universal Togetherness BandMy Sentiments/Missing You So ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer cut from the Universal Togetherness Band – a tune from a tiny group, but one that rivals some of the best big crossover work of the time! "My Sentiments" has this cool piano in the groove – stepping along like some layered AOR monster, but presented with a bit more of a soulful edge – and these really great vocals that emphasize the hook – at a level that makes the whole thing feel like an outtake from a late 70s big label gem! The hook is incredible – and "Missing You So" is pretty sweet too – a bit more clubby, with a sweet funky groove that gets lots of harmonica lines in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Universal Togetherness BandUniversal Togetherness Band ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Chicago group who never hit the big time during their short run at the start of the 80s – but one who definitely know how to groove! There's a vibe here that really lives up to the "togetherness" in the group's name – a way of coming together with a tight, sharp sound throughout – but one that's never too slick, just surprisingly strong for such an underground funk group from the Windy City! And although the music is upbeat, the style is less disco than it is the kind of faster funk that percolated strongly in the underground scene in the pre-house years – almost more akin to some of the best indie club work coming out of the east coast, but with a very unique vibe too. As usual with Numero, the set does way more than just bring this lost music to light – it also tells the tale of the Universal Togetherness Band, and their never-flagging sense of energy and inspiration during their short but important run. Titles include "Ain't Gonna Cry", "Try Try Try", "My Sentiment", "Real Thrill", "Once In A Lifetime", "Call For Love", "I Want You", and "Taken By Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Universal Togetherness BandUniversal Togetherness Band ... CD
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A Chicago group who never hit the big time during their short run at the start of the 80s – but one who definitely know how to groove! There's a vibe here that really lives up to the "togetherness" in the group's name – a way of coming together with a tight, sharp sound throughout – but one that's never too slick, just surprisingly strong for such an underground funk group from the Windy City! And although the music is upbeat, the style is less disco than it is the kind of faster funk that percolated strongly in the underground scene in the pre-house years – almost more akin to some of the best indie club work coming out of the east coast, but with a very unique vibe too. As usual with Numero, the set does way more than just bring this lost music to light – it also tells the tale of the Universal Togetherness Band, and their never-flagging sense of energy and inspiration during their short but important run. Titles include "Ain't Gonna Cry", "Try Try Try", "My Sentiment", "Real Thrill", "Once In A Lifetime", "Call For Love", "I Want You", and "Taken By Love". CD

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✨✧ Love UniversalBrixton Hill (club mix, inst theme, vocal edit) ... 12-inch
Funky Xen (UK), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Universal Indians & Joe McPheeSkullduggery (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with tape along the top seam.)

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✨✧ CommonUniversal Mind Control ... CD
Geffen, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Common's easygoing Universal Mind Control – a record that by design doesn't cut as deep soulfully and emotionally as the previous couple of LPs – this one's spun for a slick synth heavy party rocking vibe by the Neptunes! The record was originally titled Invincible Summer and was set to drop for the open top season, later retooled a little for an icey club bounce, with several standout cuts – a couple funky numbers produced by Mr DJ of the Dungeon Family. Guests include Kanye, Cee-Lo, Martina Topley-Bird and Musinah. It's an efficient set, too, with 10 tracks: "Universal Mind Control", "Punch Drunk Love" feat Kanye West, "Make My Day" feat Cee-Lo, "Announcement" feat Pharrell, "Gladiator", "Inhale", "Everywhere" feat Martina Topley-Bird, "Changes" feat Musinhah and more. CD

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✨✧ Ralph MacDonaldUniversal Rhythm ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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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✨✧ MFSBUniversal Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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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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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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Joan ArmatradingLove & Affection – The Essential Joan Armatrading (3CD set) ... CD
A&M/Universal (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A collection that gets at the full range of talents from Joan Armatrading during her famous years at A&M Records – a time when she took an older folk soul aesthetic, and gave it a whole new spin – with a voice that was one of the most distinct in pop at the time, and a style that Armatrading made completely her own! Acoustic guitar figures as strongly as the voice in many of these tracks – and the work has a balance that made Joan a big hit with both rock and soul audiences at the time – thanks to incredible songwriting that was as personal as it was pointed. 3CD package features a whopping 61 tracks in all – and titles include "Down To Zero", "Love & Affection", "Barefoot & Pregnant", "Simon", "Help Yourself", "Bottom To The Top", "Square The Circle", "Join The Boys", "How Cruel", "Water With The Wine", "Warm Love", "Wrapped ARound Her", "The Key", "Cool Blue Stole My Heart", "The Shouting Stage", "Tall In The Saddle", "Foolish Pride", "Drop The Pilot", and "Can't Get Over How I Broke Your Heart". CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The album's much more unified than your average funky soundtrack – and each track moves between styles that you'd hear on any of Roy's great albums from the time. There's heavy funk on the track "Brawling Broads", cool vibes and electric piano on "Aragon", off-beat jazz on "Coffy Sauna", and great soul on cuts like "Coffy Is The Color" and "Coffy Baby". Wonderful all the way through – and another jewel in the already-big crown of the great Roy Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album

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BachMass In B Minor BWV232 – Alarie/Merriman/Simoneau/Neidlinger/Scherchen/Vienna Academy Chamber Choir/Vienna State Opera Orchestra ... CD
Westminster/Universal, 1959. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Vol 1 – Master Serie ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Franco BattiatoSembrava Una Serata Come Tante/Gente ... 7-inch
Universal (Italy), 1969. Near Mint- (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
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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Bee Gees/Richard Hewson OrchestraLove Melody ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A very groovy soundtrack to this cool British film – starring a young Jack Wild in his pre-HR Puffenstuff days! The film's kind of a mod kids film – with a number of bright and peppy tunes mixed with others that are either more serious or more jazzy – a blend of rock and more familiar soundtrack instrumentation that really keeps things interesting! The Bee Gees contribute a number of great tracks – like "Melody Fair", "In The Morning", "First Of May", and "To Love Somebody". Even better, though, are the instrumental bits by the Richard Hewson Orchestra – which include "Teacher's Chase", a killer groover with some sweet electric harpsichord and strings, plus the cuts "Working On It Night & Day", "Spicks & Spacks", and "Melody Fair". Peter Knight put the whole thing together, too! CD

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✨✧ BeethovenString Quartet Op 59 Nos 1-3 (Razumovsky)/String Quartet In E Flat Major Op 74 (Harp) – Takacs Quartet ... CD
Decca/Universal, 2002. Used 2CD ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Beethoven/Mozart/Weber/SchubertDecca Recordings 1949 to 1955 – Erich Kleiber/Concertgebouw Orchestra/Cologne RSO/Wiener Philharmoniker/London Philharmonic (6CD set) ... CD
Decca/Universal, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 6CD ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BelchiorTres Tons De Belchior (Alucinacao/Melodrama/Elogio Da Loucura) (3 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976/1987/1988. Used 3CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Jorge BenBen E Samba Bom ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $18.99
Amazing stuff! Jorge Ben never made a bad record in the 60s – and this is one of his best! The album's filled with tight jaunty numbers that mix big band samba arrangements with quickly strummed guitar, and Jorge's wonderfully raw vocals – all classic stuff for Jorge, but a style that we never tire of! Every track's a winner, and the album glides effortlessly from number to number, grooving along with a stunning mix of instruments, vocals, and this incredible echoey production. Titles include "Vou De Samba Com Voce", "Guerreiro Do Rei", "Descalco No Parque", "Gabriela", "Saida Do Porto", "Bicho Do Mato", and "Zope Zope". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Ben E Samba Bom (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 32.99

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Jorge BenBig Ben ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Brilliant early work from Jorge Ben – a set that shouldn't be confused with the US album of the same name, and which is one of Jorge's first few gems of the 60s! The album's got Ben stepping out with a slightly jazzier feel than on his debut – a style that's still heavily steeped in the guitar-driven samba that first won him fame, but which also features a fair bit of bossa-influenced instrumentation too – bits of piano, flute, and horns that echo with some darker colors and tones that really add a lot to the tunes! The backings are never too full – nor too full of themselves – but this added level of sophistication really helps push Jorge into a range of fresh new sounds – and that's saying a lot, given how fresh his music from the time already was. Titles include "Agora Ninguem Chora Mais", "Telefone De Brotinho", "Patapatapata", "Na Bahia Tem", "Jorge Well", "Deixa O Menino Brincar", "Bom Mesmo E Amar", and "O Homem Que Matou O Homem Que Matou O Homem Mau". CD

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Jorge BenSacundin Ben Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $6.99
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, samba, and jazz, and infuses it with a sense of folksy soul delivered by Jorge's raspy vocals and acoustic guitar work. The combination of styles works perfectly – and every track on the album sparkles with a sense of excitement and new musical discovery that will probably blow away most of the recent records you've bought for your collection! Titles include "Nena Nana", "Espero Por Voce", "Nao Desanima, Joao", "Carnaval Triste", "Gimbo", "Capoeira", and "Anjo Azul". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sacundin Ben Samba (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Jorge BenSolta O Pavao ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, soul, and currents of American funk that Jorge created in his music – turned here towards some of the unusual themes that showed up on his Tabua De Esmeralda album, but maybe given a bit more punch, too – so that even without the benefit of language, the vocals and grooves on the set are completely captivating to a global audience! There's loads of fresh sounds here – some real under-discovered gems from Jorge's key 70s years – and titles include "Cuidado Com O Bulldog", "Zagueiro", "Para Ouvir No Radio (Luciana)", "Jorge De Capadocia", "Dumingaz", "Se Segura Malandro", and "Jesualda". CD

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $29.99
A funky little record from Chuck Berry – one that has him picking up a bit of Memphis soul, but in ways that are nicely different from the sound of Stax and Hi Records! Berry's guitar work still gets plenty of play, but there's also a nice current of deep soul in the overall arrangements – moving him more from the rocking style of the Chess years, and more towards a southern soul scene, and with some surprisingly bluesy currents too. Titles include "Check Me Out", "Bring Another Drink", "Back To Memphis", "I Do Really Love You", "Goodnight Well It's Time To Go", and "My Heart Will Always Belong To You". Features a bonus track – "Flyin Home". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
The title might say "Frisco", but the album's a real back-to-basics record from Chuck Berry – produced by the man himself, with a lean, stripped-down vibe that almost goes back to his earlier work at Chess Records! There's definitely a few 60s soul currents in the mix, but in the best way possible – helping Berry mature his sound a bit, but without turning it towards any easy crossover gimmicks – which means that there's still a lot of bluesy elements at the core, and Chuck's charms really come through on both his vocals and guitar. Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". CD features bonus tracks – "Song Of My Love", ""Campus Cookie", "Laugh & Cry", and "Almost Grown". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Big TymersHow You Luv That Vol 2 ... 12-inch
Cash Money/Universal, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
8 track sampler including "Playboy" featuring Bun B, "Big Ballin", "How U Luv That", "Millionaire Dream" and "Drop It Like It's Hot". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Benjamin BiolayVolver ... CD
Universal (France), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from Benjamin Biolay – maybe the only contemporary French singer that we'd dare compare to the legacy of Serge Gainsbourg, and one who's really at the top of his game here! We've always loved Biolay's music, but there's a special sort of crackle to this set that reminds us of the way we first felt when we heard his music back at the start of the century – a power that goes beyond language and culture to immediately grab our ears, even when his arrangements are slinky and subtle! Those modes dominate most of the record, but Benjamin's also stepping out on a few stronger grooves from time to time too – and although the set is billed as the part two to his Palermo Hollywood album, it's maybe got a much stronger voice that's all its own. Titles include "Roma", "Happy Hour", "La Memoire", "Le Nuage", "Encore Encore", "Mala Sielpre", "Pardonnez Moi", and "Hypertranquille". CD

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Sallie BlairHello Tiger! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $29.99
Sultry vocals from Sallie Blair – one of the hipper singers of her generation, and an artist with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Blair's a bit bluesy, a bit soulful, but ultimately a jazz singer at heart – and her already-cool style gets some sweet extra help on this session from Neal Hefti, who brings a great sense of punch to his arrangements – almost a Basie bounce at points, but with some Henry Mancini touches too – especially in the album's great use of electric guitar and Latin percussion. Most numbers have a slinky, sexy sort of groove – and titles include "That Old Black Magic", "Witchcraft", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Doncha Go Way Mad", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "Early Winter", and "I'm Through With Love". CD
(Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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