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✨✧ Pino DanieleNapule E/Na Tazzulella E Cafe ... 7-inch
Universal (Italy), 1977. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Martin DennyLatin Village (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin here – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of electric bass echoing out at the bottom of some cuts, more echo than usual on the piano lines, and a floating quality that's almost even more sublime than the original Liberty sessions. But the core Denny elements are also still in place – tinkling piano, island percussion, and a playful approach to familiar rhythms that never fails to please. The Latin is more of a nod to harder Latin modes than anything else, but it does make for a nice, if subtle change – one that works especially well when Denny's piano is out front, but compressed a bit in the mix. Titles include "Flying Down To Rio", "Ho Ba La La", "Something Latin", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Latin Village". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Hubert EavesEsoteric Funk (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums we've ever seen by keyboardist Hubert Eaves – a great player whose work crops up on some of our favorite 70s soul jazz and jazz funk sides, but who rarely got a chance to lead his own group! Fortunately, he did get the chance to cut this one – as the session's a real doozy – sweet mellow fusion, handled very soulfully, with a kicked-back feel that's right up there with the most righteous soulful fusion of the time. Players include Mtume, John Lee, Reggie Lucas, Malachi Thompson, and Rene McLean – and Cheryl Alexander sings vocals on the track "Under Standing". A great blend of laidback funk and soulful grooves – in the manner of Bobby Lyle at his best – and titles include "Slow Down", "Painful Pleasure", "Call To Awareness", and "Flead Dancing". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Funk BrothersBest Of The Funk Brothers – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Motown legends finally get their due – in this first-ever collection of work by The Funk Brothers! The group were the backing band for most of the classic Motown recordings of the 60s – and labored for years with hardly any credit, until recently, when their achievements have been brought to light by the film Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, and a much-deserved Grammy award! And despite its cheap packaging, the collection's got plenty to offer any solid fan of Motown – 12 tracks that are pulled from sources that include tracks issued under the name of organist Earl Van Dyke, British singles, and even a previously unreleased mix! The tunes include a few originals, plus instrumental takes on Motown classics – with titles that include "Soul Stomp", "6 By 6", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", "All For You", "Come See About Me", "How Sweet It Is", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "What's Going On", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and "Runaway Child Running Wild". CD

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✨✧ Funky KnucklesNew Birth ... CD
Universal, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Funky Knuckles may look a bit goofy on the back cover of this third album, but they really have a serious groove in their music – a way of hitting some key funky jazz modes from the 70s, but in ways that are hardly retro at all! Instead, the sound is very much their own – a wonderfully creative remake of keyboards, guitar, trumpet, alto, and tenor – fused into these fresh waves of sound that are funky enough to earn them their name, but a lot more than that too! There's complicated currents that take us back to fusion giants of years back, but the music's always organic, and never too much in its own head, either – with keyboards that really dominate on most numbers, but played with the kind of special, soulful sensitivity you'd only find in a rare few – like George Duke on MPS, or Bob James on his first two CTI albums. Titles include "Moorish", "Globule", "New Birth", "Capt Sandals", "Ced's Track", "Wise Willis", and "Peculiar Place". CD

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgLe Cinema De Serge Gainsbourg – Musiques De Films 1959-1990 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A whopping collection that features a wealth of soundtrack material recorded by Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is certainly famous enough for his pop recordings of the 60s and 70s – but he also turned his talents to countless films over the years, penning great sexy and groovy tunes that were among some of his best work of the time, much of which was never issued properly on LPs, but only appeared briefly on limited eps and 45s in France. This set brings together a total of 72 tracks – a motherlode of killer tunes that are essential if you dig Serge, all packaged together in a great box set that includes a book with great pictures and a heck of a lot of notes! Includes tracks from films that include Strip Tease, Les Loups Dans La Bergerie, Madame Claude, Sex Shop, Projection Privee, La Pacha, Manon 70, L'Horizon, Le Jardinier D'Argenteuil, Si J'Etais Un Espion, Cannabis, La Horse, Slogan, and Stan The Flasher. Includes loads of titles never reissued on CD! CD

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Universal (France), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 incredible soundtracks from Serge Gainsbourg – both of them from his best period of work! Cannabis is a tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude Vannier – the guiding force behind Melody Nelson – and Vannier brings some great grooves to the record, really going for those sexy riffs and breaks that make us love Gainsbourg's music so much! There's a bit of vocals, but the main focus is on the instrumentation – which shifts nicely from track to track, taking the themes in some very nice directions – all of them definitely up to the sexy standard of Serge. The score to Ce Sacre Grand Pere is included here as bonus work – and features tracks written by both Serge and Michel Colombier. The overall feel is more orchestral and traditionally soundtrack-styled, but there are a few really sly funky tracks that offer up Serge at his sexy best! The set's got 21 tracks in all, and titles include "Cannabis", "Jane Dans La Nuit", "Danger", "Avant De Mourir", "Cannabis-bis", "Piege", "I Want To Feel Crazy", "Le Deuxieme Homme", "Champetre Et Pop 1", "Nous Les Jericho", and "L'Herbe Tendre". CD

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✨✧ Great Jazz TrioGreat Tokyo Meeting (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great Tokyo meeting from this wonderful trio – and a great little record that even stands out from most of their others from the time! The set's got a surprising amount of original material by the members of the group – as each player contributes at least one title – and these compositions really help give the whole thing a very fresh, personal vibe – quite different than the more common use of standards on some of their other albums. And although Hank Jones is billed as the "owner" of the group on the title, the set is the same sort of wonderfully collaborative effort as usual – with some specially brilliant work on bass from Ron Carter, and well-chosen work on drums from Tony Williams. Titles include "Forever", "To Destiny", "Pink Lady", "GJT", and "Mellow Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HintonVery Extremely Dangerous (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has plenty of traces of Otis Redding and James Carr. The production has a modern bent, but never in a way that smooths out the real gritty soulfulness – and on these numbers, the album isn't out of step with some of the nice mid 70s work of Arthur Alexander or Paul Kelly. A genuine gem! Titles include "Get Off In It", "I Got The Feeling", "You Got Me Singing", "Yeah Man", Shout Bamalama", "Brand New Man", and "Shoot The Moon". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Takeshi Inomata & Sound LtdNew Rock In Europe (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Express/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not European rock, but funky jazz instead – served up by a very cool Japanese group with a lot of funky undercurrents! The approach here is similar to some of the other Sound Ltd albums from Takeshi Inomata – a reworking of an older big band mode, with more electric and groovy elements – including standout work on electric bass, guitar, and Hammond! There's some of the usual instrumentation in the mix too – trumpet, tenor, and some mighty nice flute – and many of the tunes are reworkings of late 60s rock numbers, but given a funky jazz twist that's mighty nice. The album's worth it alone for a sublime remake of Donovan's "Barabajagal" – and other tracks include "Something", "London Bridge Is Falling Down", "Goodbye", "Greensleeves", "Mustache", and "Hurdy Gurdy Man". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series, too.)

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✨✧ Akira IshikawaDynamic Latin Exotic Sound (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Toshiba/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Akira Ishikawa always gives us very groovy music – either with his Count Buffalos, or without – and this album is a key part of his 70s legacy of mixing up so many different styles at once! The album's definitely got all the elements promised in the title, but all inflected with a jazzy approach that's more 60s Verve Records than you'd expect from the early 70s date – kind of an extension of the way that American musicians were picking up on late exotic and early psych in the decade before, and using it as a way to really open up their instrumental expressions! The set does feature a few covers of older Latin standards, but done in ways that bring in groovier electric jazz elements – a bit of guitar or Hammond, and some hiply-inflected reed lines that really make the whole thing sound great. Titles include "Quien Sera", "Babalu", "Nightingale", "Angelitos Negros", "Taboo", "Watermelon Man", and "O Barquinho". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Another gem in the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ JamiroquaiAutomaton ... CD
Universal (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A new label for Jamiroquai, and a new sound as well – a bit more of an 80s groove than some of the previous records – but still handled with a wonderfully soulful style overall! There's a bit more keyboards and bassy beats in the mix – but the core songwriting is still every bit as strong as before – and these new elements are used in ways that are never clunky at all, and which instead seem to infuse the music with some nicely cosmic currents. Imagine the AOR perfection of Space Cowboy moved into the underground style of the following decade, and you'll get a good idea of the strength of this set – and will find yourself falling in love with the Jamiroquai groove all over again. Titles include "Cloud 9", "Superfresh", "Hot Property", "Shake On It", "Something About You", "Carla", "Nights Out In The Jungle", "Automaton", and "Summer Girl". CD

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✨✧ Lost BoyzGhetto Jiggy (dirty, clean, TV track, inst) ... 12-inch
Universal, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... CD
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". CD

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✨✧ Marisa MonteMarisa Monte Colecao (deluxe edition) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Marisa Monte's wearing a tiara on the cover, but that doesn't mean that she's gotten too classy for our company – as instead she's simply celebrating a great run of music over the past 20 years, by pulling together a selection of classics and more obscure numbers, including a number of titles that haven't been on CD for years! The music is beautiful – that modern reworking of older modes that first made us take notes of Monte in the early 90s – a re-presentation of core roots, done at a level that carefully inflects the sounds with personal touches, to create this intimacy that few Brazilian singers of her generation can carry off this well. Titles include "Cama", "Chuva No Mar", "Fumando Espero", "Waters Of March", "Volta Meu Amor", "Nu Com A Minha Musica", "Alta Noite", "Carinhoso", "Dizem Que O Amor", "A Primiera Pedra", "Ilusao", and "Esqueca". CD
(Deluxe Edition comes in a special printed plastic slipcover!)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential "east meets west" jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". and "Star Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ RutsCrack (180 gram picture disc – with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal set from this crucial group from the UK scene at the end of the 70s – the legendary Ruts, a group who could equally balance punk and reggae influences in the same style as The Clash – but who often worked with a much more biting sound overall! This album's their lasting masterpiece – and has an especially quick-riffing sound to the guitar and basslines that almost tie a direct link between the UK and the LA hardcore scene – with all the fast frenzy that might imply! And unlike the later, straighter reggae of The Clash, these guys always keep their Jamaican influence buried more in a punk aesthetic – maybe a bit like the Bad Brains at the start. Titles include "Babylon's Burning", "Dope For Guns", "Something That I Said", "It Was Cold", "Savage Circle", "Back Biter", "Human Punk", and "Criminal Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy pic disc pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinSound Of Lalo Schifrin ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge array of groovy genius from the mighty Lalo Schifrin – the South America jazzman who first rose to fame in the group of Dizzy Gillespie, the moved on to give us some of the coolest film scores of the 60s! This set brings together some of the coolest tracks from the larger Sound Of Lalo Schifrin CD box set – for a special limited album of complete grooviness – with excellent tunes that come from Lalo soundtracks that include Mission Impossible and Mannix – plus rare tracks from standalone albums like Rock Requiem, Schifrin Sade, and Once A Thief! Titles include the rare single with "Dirty Harry" and "Latin Soul" – plus "Bossa Antique", "Blues A Go Go", "Machinations"< "Dissolving", "Hunt Down", "The Cat", "Jim On The Move", "Introit", and "Agnus Dei". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinThere's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dot/Universal (France), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A crazy album of funky tracks from Lalo Schifrin – very different than most of his other jazz and bossa work! This set's got some very tripped out styles that mix together funky backings, jazzy riffing, and even some nice electronics – a sweet little groove that's even more wild and hip than even the best of Schifrin's soundtrack work from the 60s! Some tunes certainly show the deft talent for arranging woodwinds and rhythms that first caught the ears of so many listeners on famous soundtracks – but in the setting of this record, away from any directorial needs, Lalo's also free to explore some groovier music ideas – and he really lets loose tremendously as the set rolls on! The titles alone should tell you the feel of the record – with names like "Secret Code", "Dissolving", "Vaccinated Mushrooms", "Wheat Germ Landscapes", and "How To Open at Will The Most Beautiful Window". CD also features four groovy bonus tracks by Schifrin – "Another Side Of Harry", "Blues A Go Go", "Lucille", and "Self Destruct". CD

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✨✧ Rhoda ScottJazz In Paris – Rhoda Scott & Kenny Clarke ... CD
Universal (France), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever cut by American expatriot female organist Rhoda Scott, and a tight batch of organ/drums duets with fellow expatriot Kenny Clarke. Rhoda's got a beautiful style here that's sort of a mix of Larry Young's far reaching chord approach, mixed with Charles Earland's soulfulness, and a bit of Jack McDuff's early bluesy touch. She dominates the whole scene, with no other soloists, and handles the task beautifully. The LP includes some nice originals – like "Bitter-Street" and "Toe Jam" – plus a handful of groovy standards like "Out Of Nowhere", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Speak Low". CD
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✨✧ VariousTisheh O Risheh – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from the pre-Ayatollah years in Iran – an incredible blend of different global influences, coming together in the sort of sound you'd expect from one of the most progressive scenes in the Mid-East! The work here has some of the same psych elements of Turkish work from the time – but also borrows lots from other sources too – including elements of Bollywood grooves from India, heavy funk from the US, and even some of the more inventive post-colonial sounds from London and Paris! Vocals are almost never in English, but the song structures create a really universal feel to the music – a transcendent sound that's documented perfectly by the selections in this well-done set. Titles include "Asal" by Sattar, "Eshghe To" by Gita, "Dele Khoshbavar" by Shohre Soltai, "Asheghi Ham Hadi Dare" by Shahram, "Pichak" by Nooshafarin, "Tishe O Risheh" by Amir Rassaie, and "Yek Roose Taazeh" by Neli. CD

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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.)

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Michael Attias/John Herbert/Satoshi TakeishiRenku In Coimbra ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $9.99
A renku is a collaborative form of Japanese poetry, and that name definitely fits for this session – as it's a gentle batch of jazz numbers performed with equal energy from all members of the group – a lineup that includes Michael Attias on alto, John Hebert on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums and percussion! Some tunes are relatively free, but still hold onto a poetic quality – lovely structures and sounds that have an almost painterly approach at times. Titles include "Creep", "Thingin", "Do & The Birds", "Sorry", "Wels", "Fenix Culprit", and "Universal Constant". CD

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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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Joseph Bowie & Oliver LakeJoseph Bowie & Oliver Lake – Live At A Space 1976 ... CD
Sackville, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A fantastic set of duets – and the kind of spare, stripped-down improv album that the Sackville label could do so well – very much in the spirit of their classic records with Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis! The feel here is similar to both the Mitchell and Lewis solo records – save for, of course, the duet formation – as Joseph Bowie really stretches out on trombone, and maybe gets more chance here to do his thing as an improviser in the AACM tradition than on most other records we can think of! Oliver Lake, as you might imagine, is fantastic – and works on alto, flute, and b-flat sax – interweaving with the amazing sounds that come from Joseph's trombone. Titles include "Zaki", "Orange Butterflies", "Universal Justice", and "A Space Rontoto". CD

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Navasha DayaLom Nava Love ... CD
Daya World, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Mindblowing work from Navasha Daya – a singer you might know for her key role in the group Fertile Ground many years back – still one of the most important contemporary acts we've ever stocked at Dusty Groove! Here, Navasha returns as a tremendous soul star on her own – working on these incredible songs of righteous power – in a full concept album dedicated to black families and their quest for freedom in America! Some of the songs are quite topical, others are very universal – and the musical approach here is a mix of deep funk, contemporary soul, and even some surprising 60s and 70s elements – all composed and produced by Fanon Hill, who's Daya's key musical partner on the album. There's still all the jazziness and warmth that we love in the music of Fertile Ground, but the style is also nicely different – and the whole thing is a tremendous statement of power from this always-compelling singer. Titles include "I Am Because We Are", "Operation 666 Poverty", "I Too Dream Of Things Beautiful", "Better Than This", "It's Still About Freedom", "Baltimore Stand Strong", and "Whose Child". CD

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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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✨✧ Miguel De DeusBlack Soul Brothers ... LP
Groovie (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walt DickersonPeace ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Great 70s work from one of the most inventive talents on the vibes – the mighty Walt Dickerson! Like some of his other sessions from the time, this album has a beautiful open feel – very sparse and free-ish, but never jumping off the deep end too far into the new thing. There are 2 side-long tracks by the trio, which includes bassist Lyle Atkinson and drummer Andrew Cyrille – and titles include "Universal Peace" and "Chant of Peace", both of which have a wonderful spiritual searching quality throughout! CD also features the bonus track "Warm Up". CD

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Walt DickersonPeace (Inner City) ... LP
Inner City, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great 70s work from one of the most inventive talents on the vibes – the mighty Walt Dickerson! Like some of his other sessions from the time, this album has a beautiful open feel – very sparse and free-ish, but never jumping off the deep end too far into the new thing. There are 2 side-long tracks by the trio, which includes bassist Lyle Atkinson and drummer Andrew Cyrille – and titles include "Universal Peace" and "Chant of Peace", both of which have a wonderful spiritual searching quality throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... LP
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing!)

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Electro Harmonix Work BandState Of The Art Electronic Devices ... LP
Electro Harmonix, 1977. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A pretty great album of tripped-out funky jazz and instrumental tunes – played with a range of odd instruments (Golden Throat, universal pedal, ring modulator, phase shifter) and studio effects, going for an approach that shows the wilder sounds of the instruments, while still grooving in a fairly straight mainstream mode. Some tracks are a bit smooth – but the longer ones get nicely messed up, with an almost Herbie-like approach to the keyboard and synth work. Titles include "I Am Not A Synthesizer", "2-4-5", "Fame & Fortune", and "EM". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear and some seam splitting.)

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. Used ... $7.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with a quality that embraces some of the best New York indie soul styles of the time, and maybe a bit of Brit electro pop too – while Fakroun flows over the top with a mode that's as emotive as it is groovy! The record's way more than just a world music sidebar, and has gained a lot of appreciation over the years – and titles include "Fil Moden Al Kabira", "Oyunic", "Soleil Soleil", "Ya Farhi'Bik", and "Kalimat Hob". CD

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GomorrhaI Turned To See Whose Voice It Was ... CD
Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... $1.99
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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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!)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... CD
Polygram, 1976. Used ... $19.99
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". CD
(Out of print!)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBob Marley & The Wailers – Live ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good- ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99
 
 
 



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