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✨✧ Spooky ToothYou Broke My Heart – So I Busted Your Jaw ... CD
A&M/Universal (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An onslaught of fuzz from the reformed version of Spooky Tooth – a group that has Gary Wright very firmly back in the lead on vocals, and the new addition of Mick Jones on guitar – whose lead lines give the group a whole new sense of power! Wright and Jones worked together in Wonderwheel, and are a perfect pair here – with Mick's well-crafted lines underscoring Wright's vocals perfectly – all at a level that prefaces some of the bigger arena rock to come by a few years, but which also falls into none of its cliches at all! Wright's ear for a well-penned tune is still very firmly intact – and the rest of the group deliver some mighty heavy energy on the rhythms – on titles that include "Old As I Was Born", "Wild Fire", "Holy Water", "Times Have Changed", "Moriah", and "Cotton Growing Man". CD

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✨✧ VariousDisco Train 3 ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet ride on the Disco Train – served up in a non-stop mix, built from a selection of classic cuts from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – all of them some well-remembered gems from the dancefloor! Despite the "disco" in the title, the series also features some great tracks from the years beyond Studio 54 – including a few choice import groovers that played big on American dancefloors, the sort of shifting sounds that took over once the second wave of British invasion hit US clubs after the decline of disco – as well as some big crossover pop tracks that continued the groove well into the 80s. The result is a batch of tracks that's familiar, but presented in a nicely fresh way – and this third volume features a mix of 30 surprising cuts that include "Light Up The Night" by Brothers Johnson, "Word Up" by Cameo, "She's A Super Lady" by Luther Vandross, "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club, "Upside Down" by Diana Ross, "Dancing Queen" by Abba, "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D & The Boyz, "Conga" by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, "She Talks To Me With Her Body" by The Bar-Kays, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Fascination" by Human League, "Samba De Janeiro" by Bellini, "Mr Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan, "Telephone Operator" by Pete Shelly, and "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran. CD

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✨✧ VariousMotortown Revue In Paris (3LPs – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Tamla/Universal (UK), 1965. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
A hugely expanded version of this classic set from Motown – one that now includes the complete Paris recording, and with a sound that's a lot harder and heavier than you might think! One of the key additions to the set is a number of instrumental tracks from Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers – really heavy-hitting Hammond work that sets a very soulful stage for the searing vocal performances to follow – including work from Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Miracles, and Stevie Wonder – all of whom are represented here by more unreleased tracks! The set's a triple-length representation of this searing live performance from 1965 – and titles include "All For You", "All About My Girl", and "Too Many Fish In The Sea" by Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers; "Stop In The Name Of Love", "Baby Love", "People", and "Somewhere" by the Supremes; "Ooo Baby Baby", "Come On Do The Jerk", "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying", and "Mickey's Monkey" by the Miracles; "If I Had A Hammer", "Nowhere To Run", "Wild One", "Heat Wave", and "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & The Vandellas; and the instrumental "Jazz Blues Instrumental", plus ""High Heel Sneakers", "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Fingertips" by Stevie Wonder. LP, Vinyl record album
(3LPs packaged in a sweet slipcase – and also includes download for the whole album!)
 
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✨✧ AirTalkie Walkie ... LP
Virgin/Source, 2004. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the delicate vocals and layered bits of guitar and other strings, for a nice blend of sounds. Solid work from the always adventurous duo. Includes "Venus", "Cherry Blossom Girl", "Run", "Universal Traveler", "Mike Mills", "Surfing On A Rocker", "Another Day", "Alpha Beta Gaga", "Biological" and "Alone In Kyoto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Astralwerks pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Talkie Walkie (CD/DVD) ... CD 3.99

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AirTalkie Walkie (CD/DVD) ... CD
Astralwerks, 2004. Used CD/DVD ... $3.99
Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the delicate vocals and layered bits of guitar and other strings, for a nice blend of sounds. Solid work from the always adventurous duo. Includes "Venus", "Cherry Blossom Girl", "Run", "Universal Traveler", "Mike Mills", "Surfing On A Rocker", "Another Day", "Alpha Beta Gaga", "Biological" and "Alone In Kyoto". CD
Also available Talkie Walkie ... LP 49.99

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miguel De DeusBlack Soul Brothers ... CD
Lion, New Copy ... About December 15, 2017
Fantastic work from Miguel De Deus – an artist with more than enough funky talent to live up to the ambitious title of the album – given that he started his career working in the famous Os Brazoes combo! That group were a key part of the Tropicalia years, and mixed up a heady brew of funk and psych – and by the time of these tracks, Miguel is out on his own, working in an even more soul-drenched style that shares plenty with the New York funk scene of the time – particularly the sharp, tight modes of Fatback Band, and some of the groups recording for the De-Lite Records label! Lyrics are all in Portuguese, but the grooves are very universal – and the album's got a sort of global funk appeal that you'll only find in a rare few records from the Samba Soul generation of the 70s. Titles include "Black Soul Brother", "Cinco Anos", "Mister Funk", "Flaca Louca", "Pode Se Queimar", and "Fabrica De Papeis". CD

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DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant NicholsonT'Es Qui ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2015. Used ... $6.99
French vocals, funky rhythms, and loads of sweet keyboards – a contemporary album, but one that really takes us back to our favorite global crossover years of the 70s! These guys almost have a vibe that reminds us of Seu Jorge at his funkiest – and certainly share this universal appeal that goes way beyond the frontiers of language – thanks to a soulful presentation of the music all the way through, and this tremendous depth that holds us rapt throughout – slightly spiritual currents, but always mixed with rhythms that are right on the money! A real sleeper, and one you might well be playing for years to come – with titles that include "Descends", "Soleil Dau Reveil", "Maxine", "T'Es Qui", "Mets L'Audio", and "Tout Le Monde Pense". CD

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18 Karat GoldAll Bumm ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A group that sound more like a 70s funk act from their name – but instead a great overlooked German act, with a sweetly compressed vibe that's different than some of the more familiar prog or psych of the time! The group shares members with Amon Duul II and Embryo, but sounds like neither of those combos – as they almost go for a glammish approach, with catchy lyrics and great production that squeezes the sharp guitars right up alongside the vocals – a lot more in the style of some of the breakout UK groups than most German material. There's a few more freewheeling moments, but even those cuts are short and compact – and the English language lyrics at points really give the set a universal sort of appeal. The record's got some wicked songwriting – of the sort that should have made it huge – and titles include "Flying", "Goldrush", "If My Guru Would Know", "Cool", "Star Infected", "Come On Monday", "Elektrik See Me In Your Dreams", "Dr Stein", and "I Am Just A Man". CD

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Livy EkemezieFriday Night ... CD
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare boogie set from the Nigerian scene – but one that also has the power to circle the globe with a universal sense of soul – as you might guess by the cosmopolitan look of Livy Ekemezie on the cover! The set's got a very strong tie to the grooves of the New York scene of the time – less straight disco or club than some of the more offbeat, bass-heavy rhythms that were coming from the streets into the downtown scene – handled here on basslines that are beautifully skittish, and change things up with a rough-edged funky energy that almost reminds us of the sound of P&P Records! The album's also got lots of great keyboards, which kind of bubble and sparkle next to the bass – but in ways that are often a bit different than more standard early 80s keyboard club. Livy sings most of the lead vocals, and titles include "Night Party", "Friday Night", "Classic Lover", "Holiday Actions", "Get It Down", and "Delectation". CD

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GomorrhaI Turned To See Whose Voice It Was ... CD
Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the first albums on the legendary Brain label – and a record that's often cited as one of the founding forces of the Krautrock sound in the 70s! By the time of this album, Gomorrha are a very well-oiled group – with requisite roots in beat and prog modes, but a sound that's really coming into its own, with a hard rock confidence that few of their contemporaries might be able to match! In fact, the whole thing might be one of the hardest rockers on Brain from the time – and that's saying a lot, given the competition – still with some long-jamming instrumental moments, but really brought into sharp focus by the fantastic lead vocals of Peter Otten! Otten's got a quality that could have made him a bigger star – maybe if he was working on the UK scene – and his English language vocals really help give the whole record a universal appeal, and a non-highbrow appeal that could easily grab any of your friends who've always been standoffish about the world of 70s German rock. Titles include "Dead Life", "Titish Child", "Dance On A Volcano", "Opening Of The Sealed Book", and "I Try To Change This World". Produced by Conny Plank, too! CD

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Chico HamiltonDancing To A Different Drummer ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1994. Used ... $4.99
A really great later set from Chico Hamilton – one that has the drummer working entirely solo, but handling a range of different percussion! The album's one of the most compelling since some of Hamilton's early 70s experiments with sound – and it features Chico on gong, slapaphone, tympani, drums, and lots more percussion – and also speaking a bit too, kind of narrating into a few tracks with his own stories and memories, in ways that only further expand our understanding of his mighty talents! Great stuff all around – with titles that include "Universal Language Of Man", "Tap Drums", "Dance Of The Tympanis", "All Those Guys", "Mr Jo Jones", "In The Beginning", and "Conquistador Rides Again". CD
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✨✧ Eddie Harris & Les McCannSecond Movement ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
A massive batch of funky soul jazz – the Second Movement (to the first album Swiss Movement) of the collaboration of Eddie Harris and Les McCann! The vibe here is even freer, and hipper, than on the first set – with a host of long tracks that have Les really working the Fender Rhodes into some great grooves, as Eddie blows along some mean, mad Varitone with equal charm! Players include Bernard Purdie, Buck Clarke, and Cornell Dupree – and titles include "Saima", "Carry On Brother", "Universal Prisoner", and the brilliant sample cut "Shorty Rides Again"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Harris & Les McCannSecond Movement (Label M pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Label M, 1971. Used ... $7.99
A massive batch of funky soul jazz – the Second Movement (to the first album Swiss Movement) of the collaboration of Eddie Harris and Les McCann! The vibe here is even freer, and hipper, than on the first set – with a host of long tracks that have Les really working the Fender Rhodes into some great grooves, as Eddie blows along some mean, mad Varitone with equal charm! Players include Bernard Purdie, Buck Clarke, and Cornell Dupree – and titles include "Saima", "Carry On Brother", "Universal Prisoner", and the brilliant sample cut "Shorty Rides Again"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsMiss Sharon Jones (Soundtrack) (with download and bonus track) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 22.99
Partly a soundtrack to the film on the life and music of the mighty Sharon Jones – partly a collection of some of her best tracks, with a bonus cut that's previously unreleased! The music here documents the amazing run of modern funk we've heard from Ms Jones & The Dap-Kings – a partnership that's given the 21st Century some incredible soul records – of the sort to rival 60s classics from labels like Stax or Atlantic Records! Yet the music here is also something else all its own – the story of struggle, survival, and rebirth – as Jones began her career with a hell of a strong sound, and has emerged with an even more powerful voice than ever – as you'll hear on cuts that include the never-issued "I'm Still Here" – plus "Slow Down Love", "I Learned The Hard Way", "Mama Don't Like My Man", "Let Them Knock", "Longer & Stronger", "If You Call", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Tell Me", "Retreat", "Humble Me", and "I'll Still Be True". Includes the vinyl-only bonus track "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" – recorded live at Brooklyn's Universal Church Of God. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Valerie JuneOrder Of Time ... CD
Concord, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Valerie June's been bubbling under for almost a decade – recording work with other artists, doing a variety of projects, and finally getting her chance to shine in the spotlight with her previous debut – yet it may well be this well-crafted second album that finally puts the singer over the top! Valerie's completely her own woman here – not beholden to any sort of easy tags or cliches – including the "rootsy soul" or "folksy diva" tags that we heard batted around before – and instead, almost inventing her own genre for the record – which has a vibe that makes us guess that it's going to be the start of a huge legacy of fame to come for June. Her voice is timeless, the instrumentation is nicely understated, and the production is very easygoing – yet the whole thing comes across with a crispily compelling sound that could appeal to both hipsters and their more mainstream friends. That might sound like a dig, but it's not – just our way of illustrating the soon-to-be universal appeal of the singer! Titles include "The Front Door", "Astral Plane", "Long Lonely Road", "Just IN Time", "Slip Slide On By", "Two Hearts", and "Got Soul". CD
Also available Order Of Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Valerie JuneOrder Of Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Concord, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Valerie June's been bubbling under for almost a decade – recording work with other artists, doing a variety of projects, and finally getting her chance to shine in the spotlight with her previous debut – yet it may well be this well-crafted second album that finally puts the singer over the top! Valerie's completely her own woman here – not beholden to any sort of easy tags or cliches – including the "rootsy soul" or "folksy diva" tags that we heard batted around before – and instead, almost inventing her own genre for the record – which has a vibe that makes us guess that it's going to be the start of a huge legacy of fame to come for June. Her voice is timeless, the instrumentation is nicely understated, and the production is very easygoing – yet the whole thing comes across with a crispily compelling sound that could appeal to both hipsters and their more mainstream friends. That might sound like a dig, but it's not – just our way of illustrating the soon-to-be universal appeal of the singer! Titles include "The Front Door", "Astral Plane", "Long Lonely Road", "Just IN Time", "Slip Slide On By", "Two Hearts", and "Got Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Order Of Time ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBob Marley & The Wailers – Live (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island, 1975. New Copy ... On October 6, 2017
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record – and their sharp edges are warmed up by female backing vocals which seem almost to act as a bridge between Marley's lead, and the very enthusiastic spirit of the crowd! The whole thing's great – and titles include totally burning versions of "Trenchtown Rock", "Burnin & Lootin", "Them Belly Full", "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "I Shot The Sheriff", and "Get Up Stand Up". Fantastic 3LP version – with 12 unreleased tracks, and 2 more presented here in unreleased full length versions! CD

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✨✧ Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have faltered! Here, though, Mason's much more in his all-out soul mode – singing, playing, and producing in a smooth blend of jazz and modern soul, still with some funky grit in the mix. It not only benefits greatly from his years as one of the great studio players, but even more so for his triple threat talent as a writer, producer and performer. Tracks are all quite tight and catchy – soul groovers with some funk. Feature arrangements from Kenny Mason, Patrice Rushen and Jerry Peters. Titles include "Universal Rhyme", "Don't Doubt My Lovin", "On and On", "You And Me", "Spell", and "How Does It Feel". This expanded edition from Soulmusic.com includes 2 bonus tracks: "How Does It Feel (UK Single)" and "On And On (UK Single)". CD

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Harvey MasonSho Nuff Groovin You – The Arista Records Anthology 1975 to 1981 ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Sho nuff grooves from the great Harvey Mason – a jazz drummer at heart, but one whose talents also exploded into the realm of funk and soul in the second half of the 70s! Mason was part of a big generation of jazzmen who moved into soul – drummers like Billy Cobham and Norman Connors, or other talents like Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – all of whom we'd use as a comparison to Harvey's excellent work on this collection! With his own drums at the core, Mason was able to open things up in so many ways – inviting in some of the cream of the crop of the fusion scene to work on his records – and also working with top-shelf vocalists like Merry Clayton or Randy Crawford, although Harvey also delivered some great vocals of his own! The 2CD set brings together the best cuts from Harvey's years at Arista Records – a great run of albums that sound even better here, condensed into a 33 track offering that also includes some 12" mixes and unusual moments. Titles include "Groovin You (12" mix)", "Here Today Gone Tomorrow", "First Summer", "Modaji", "Marching In The Street", "KY & The Cur", "Wild Rice", "Wave", "The Mase", "We Can Start Tonight", "Till You Take My Love", "On & On", "Space Cadets", "Sho Nuff Groove", "Universal Rhyme", "Funk In A Mason Jar", "Never Give You Up", "Say It Again", "When I'm With You (live)", "What's Going On", "Earthmover Prelude", "Bertha Baptist", "Ballad For Heather", "Set It Free", and "Going Through The Motions". CD

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Helen MerrillAmerican Country Songs ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
Quite an unusual album from Helen Merrill – but a set that also shows that quite early on, she was a singer with a keen ear for working on larger concepts too! Merrill first rose to fame as a cool-voiced singer in the 50s, but she does a surprisingly great job here with country tunes as well – sung not exactly in a western mode, but more in a jazz-based style, with arrangements from Chuck Sagle, who really helps find a creative new setting for the songs! Given that most of the themes are pretty universal, they translate well to this new approach – and Merrill really opens up on the record, in ways she'd later do on other creative sessions like this overseas. Tracks include "Maybe Tomorrow", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Heart Full Of Love", "Cold Cold Heart", "Any Time", and "You Win Again". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Kim Jung MiNow ... CD
World Psychedelia (Korea), Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period – a style that takes older folk styles and gives them a trippier, more psychedelic twist – largely through the use of echoey production that makes the voice sound all flanged-out next to the guitar, but also through some spacious arrangements that give most of the record a nicely floating sort of feel! Titles are all in Korean, as are the lyrics – but the record's got an undeniably universal appeal. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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