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✨✧ KhaledYa Rayi ... CD
Universal/Wrasse (France), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Masabumi KikuchiRe-Confirmation ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key example of why the Japanese scene was so great at the start of the 70s – really mindblowing work from keyboardist Masabumi Kikuchi, and every bit as wonderful as some of our favorite American sides from the time! Kikuchi acoustic piano with a warmly soulful sensitivity – alongside the Fender Rhodes of Masahiro Kikuchi, who has a hard-edged sound that almost takes off from Joe Zawinul's use of the instrument, then soars into even mightier territory. The style is somewhat loose at times, but never too free – and the group here is a sextet that also includes amazing alto from Kosuke Mine – an excellent player who's never gotten his due on this side of the Pacific. Titles include "Love Token", "Tenacious Prayer Forever", "Roaming In Darkness", "Young Bloods", and "Piece To Peace". CD

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✨✧ Masabumi Kikuchi & Elvin JonesHollow Out ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Masabumi Kikuchi joins drummer Elvin Jones in a really great trio date – one that draws extra power from the mighty bass of Gene Perla, whose soulful tones help push the music along strongly! The Jones/Perla combination is always great, but it seems to take on a whole new level of sensitivity in the presence of Kikuchi – showing more sense of space to allow Masabumi's piano some great placement in the date, yet without any of the "hollowed out" modes you might guess from the title. Perla can be bold one minute, very subtle the next – and his presence is always appreciated on the record, making us wish he'd recorded more with Kikuchi over the years. Titles include "Apple", "Ginkai", "Little Abi", "Bell", and "Hollow Out". CD

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✨✧ Ola KvernbergNight Driver ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully bracing title from this hip Scandinavian trio – one of the best recent releases on the mighty Jazzland label – very much up to the high standards of the imprint! The group here is a slightly unusual one – a trio with violin from Ola Kvernberg, plus bass and drums – all played in a way that's quite different than other violin jazz on the European scene – much more sound-based and textural, with the violin working in a way that's still melodic, but not in conventional ways. The bass here is especially strong – a richly pulsating sound from the hands of Steinar Raknes, which really pushes most tunes forward into very dark space – and the drums aren't bad either, done by Erik Nylander, with a spare snap that further echoes out the space. Kvernberg also sings, howls, and claps a bit – but his main contribution is violin – on titles that include "Lament", "Song Before Breakfast", "Music For A While", "Octacgon", "Haifas Steps", and "Adaptation Suite". CD
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✨✧ James LastVoodoo Party (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wicked mix of older exotic modes and tighter 70s production – almost in the same style as some of the great Mandingo records from the period, but with perhaps a bit more soul and funk than all-out African influences! Still, there's plenty of rootsy percussion at the bottom – lots of congas and other bits you'd never expect to hear usually from James Last – and a great batch of cuts that includes "Sing A Simple Song", "Heyah Masse Ga", "Mammy Blue", "Jin Go Lo Ba", "Mr Giant Man", "Everbody's Everything", "Everyday People", and "Voodoo Lady's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ LumideeNever Leave You – Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Promo, in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Marilyn MansonAntichrist Superstar (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... Cassette
Universal (Italy), 1996. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ MantisTurn Onto Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Universal (New Zealand), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Freaky and fuzzy – and a little bit funky too – a rare set by a Fiji group, originally issued only in New Zealand – and just the sort of global rock album we really treasure! The drums are plenty heavy throughout – definitely showing a strong influence from soul – but the guitars have lots of shag on the edges, and make for some nice fuzz all the way through – just the right sort of match for the shaggy vocals too! The set's a mix of covers and some especially nice originals – and titles include "Shake That Fat", "Turn Onto Music", "Day & Night", "In The Midnight Hour", and "Island Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – with bonus notes too!)

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✨✧ Ocean Colour SceneMosely Shoals (red vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Italy), 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ OrbOrb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (4LP set) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Big Life/Universal (Italy), 1991. New Copy 4LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Primal ScreamMantral For A State Of Mind/Gravitational Waves (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Universal (Italy), New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Prince3121 ... CD
Universal, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strong effort from the mid 00s revitalized Prince – one that doesn't approach the greatness of the best material, but a graceful and consistent gem nonetheless! As it was done on his big ol' comeback album, Musicology, Prince takes strides to revisit his classic styles on the different tunes, but it doesn't come off as a simple rehash. Each song pretty much finds Prince in a different mode that can be found on a previous LP, but it works because it's so engaged and warm. Latter day Prince really only turns us off when he strains too hard to do something new, and succeeds in our eyes when he simply makes with his trademark pop funk signature sounds we know and love. Notice that no one really succeeds at ripping Prince off? It's because it can't be done. Tracks include "3121", "Lolita", "Te Amo Corazon", "Black Sweat", "Incense And Candles", "Satisfied", "Fury", "The Word", "Beautiful, Loved And Blessed", "The Dance" and "Get On The Boat". CD
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✨✧ Serge ReggianiL'Integrale Des Albums Studio 1968 to 2002 (13CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 13CD ... Out Of Stock
Serge Reggiani's a hell of a talent in French music – a singer/songwriter with a huge legacy of greatness, from his first few years in the 50s, up to equally great contemporary work – much of which is collected in this set! Reggiani matured strongly over the years – in ways that are partly represented on the beautiful album covers contained within – and which shows in his songs, too – as the wisdom of age helped unlock the natural warmth in Serge's style – as did his experience both in music and on the screen in films. And while his legacy is hardly documented much on this side of the Atlantic, this box will certainly help correct that – as it brings together 19 albums on 13 CDs – including one that's a full bonus disc of rare material! All the core albums come with original artwork, and the box also features a booklet of notes. CD

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✨✧ Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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✨✧ SlitsI Heard It Through The Grapevine/Love Un Romance/Typical Girls/In The Beginning There Was Rhythm (10 inch clear vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Island/Universal (Italy), 1979. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from The Slits – a special limited 10" piece of vinyl that starts with their great chunky, funky remake of "Heard It Through The Grapevine" – itself worth the price of the record alone – then follows with the classic "Typical Girls", and the cuts "Love Und Romance" and "In The Beginning There Was Rhythm". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl!)

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✨✧ Snarky PuppyCulcha Vulcha ... CD
Universal, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Snarky Puppy find a whole new global current here – coming together in a style that mixes their usual soulful funk with a range of interesting percussion elements – in styles that sometimes remind us of our favorite creative sounds from the Brazilian or Afro Funk instrumental scene, but with a much groovier vibe overall! Half the instrumentation hits that usual Snarky groove – warm keyboards, tight horns, and sharp rhythms – but other elements inflect some cool tones and fresh feelings – as the group work in an all-instrumental format, and really allow their creative side to sparkle! It's great to see these guys break down the boundaries a bit – and the record's one of their freshest in a while – with titles that include "Tarova", "Palermo", "Big Ugly", "Beep Box", "Go", "The Simple Life", and "Semente". CD

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✨✧ Soft CellSex Dwarf (orig, Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing version, Grind rmx) (pink vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Universal (Italy), 1981. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Sonic YouthGoo (with download) ... LP
DGC/Universal, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen newbie (circa '90) J Mascis and Don Fleming. Includes the absolute classic "Dirty Boots", plus "Tunic", "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "My Friend Goo" and "Scooter and Jinx".Looking back, it's a pretty inspired moment in major label rock & roll history – where outsider creatives infiltrated the mainstream and changed the way things work for a decade + to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code for high quality 320mbps MP4 AAC files!)

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✨✧ Peter ThomasPeter Thomas Sounds (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection – one that features a huge amount of instrumental albums from Peter Thomas – an artist you might know better from his ultra-groovy crime and sci fi soundtrack material! Thomas scored plenty of films in the German scene of the 60s and 70s – but he also got the chance to record a fair bit of albums on his own, too – a huge range of very hip, very mod records that took of strongly from the offbeat styles he was using in movies! On these records, Thomas moved easily from groovy jazz to bossa nova, mod groovers, instrumental pop, Latin styles, and even a bit of disco-styled cuts later on – all handled with really wonderful instrumentation, and a very cool production style that makes these records come across with the same charm as some of the lighter sounds on the MPS label. Most of those records have never been reissued before, and they're all lovingly collected here in one hugely-stuffed package, along with full notes on each release, and even a number of tracks from singles too. The collection features a whopping 127 tracks – and includes the albums Piano Strings, Organic, Classics A La Pop, Dancing Ninotschka, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra Presents, Viva La Feria, Suramericana, Sound News, PTO In Discoland, and Symphonies Of The 3rd Kind – plus lots of work from rare singles and EP releases! CD

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✨✧ Toni & TerryCross Country ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really special side project from Terry Garthwaite and Toni Brown of Joy Of Cooking – a set that has the duo stepping away from the bigger group, over to Nashville, and opening up with a country-tinged sound that's totally great! Toni and Terry penned most of the songs themselves – and unlike other artists of the time, who try to use the strength of the Nashville scene to totally transform themselves, the pair work instead to unlock elements in their own music that were maybe lurking there before, but never came through this strongly. Wayne Moss produced with Toni and Terry – and titles include "Done My Cryin Time", "Midnight Blues", "I Don't Want To Live Here", "Come To Me Now", and "Hey Little Girl". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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AkikoWhat's Jazz? – Spirit ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $24.99
The "spirit" side to Akiko's What's Jazz series – and her most dancefloor-styled record to date! The set features key contributions from Yukihiro Fukutomi, Yoshito Tanaka, and Hajime Yoshizawa – all of whom bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to the mix – soulful beats, warm keyboards, and the kind of grooves you don't normally find on a record by Akiko – but which sound surprisingly great with her jazz-trained vocals! There's definitely a lot of spirit here – a rich sort of sound that really makes us appreciate Akiko even more than before, especially given that she wrote most of the tunes herself. Titles include "Real", "Universal Love", "Big Bang", "Take Me There", "Music Elevation", "The Transformer", "Voce Me Faz", and "The Reason Of My Tears". CD
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Mario BiondiBeyond (with Mario Biondi Vs Commodores) ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2015. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
Maybe the best album to date from Italian singer Mario Biondi – and easily his most soulful set to date! The album's got Mario moving past some of the retro jazz modes of his earliest records, to emerge as this universal soul star with a hell of a sound – a voice that easily moves past nation and culture to hit a vibe that could well make him one of the bigger global acts of the decade – layered with a groove that's steeped in 70s soul influences, but which has a cleaner, contemporary approach that suits Biondi's raspy presentation perfectly! Mario sings in English throughout – with this depth that maybe even rivals Barry White at his best, although with some more of the jazz inflections that Biondi had on other records. Some of these cuts are pretty damn catchy – and could win over anyone, even if they haven't followed Mario's previous records like we have – and titles include "All Of My Life", "I Chose You", "You Can't Stop This Love Between Us", "Heart Of Stone", "Fly Away", "Another Kind Of Love", "Where Does The Money Go", and "Open Up Your Eyes". Special bonus – this limited package also comes with a second CD – Mario Biondi Vs Commodores – which features Mario covering classics that include "Night Shift", "Three Times A Lady", "Lady", "Brick House", and "Easy". CD

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Peter BrotzmannLost & Found ... CD
FMP (Germany), 2009. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Nothing lost here – as Peter Brotzmann's a master of solo improvisation – making each note and each moment matter, as he runs through an incredible series of long explorations on alto, tenor, b flat clarinet, and tarogato! The performance is a live one, recorded at Nickelsdorf in 2006 – and Brotzmann is breathtaking throughout in his effortless, boundless ability to create – sounds at a level that really blow away just about all the competition – including so many of the other players who he's worked with and inspired over the years. With a record like this, Brotzmann is still very clearly the king – as you'll hear on the titles "Internal Rotation", "Lost & Found", "Universal Madness", and "Turmoil". CD

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Roberta CamposTodo Caminho E Sorte ... CD
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
Lovely work from Roberta Campos – a contemporary Brazilian singer/songwriter, and one who works in a nicely universal style! Most tracks have light acoustic guitar underscoring Roberta's lyrics – which are well-penned and personal, without ever being cloying – almost in a tradition that reminds us of some of the more impressive English language talents of this nature from the 80s and early 90s. Marcelo Camelo guests on the hit single "Amiude" – and other titles include "Porta Retrata", "Pro Dia Que Chega", "Cirandar", "Libelula", "Minha Felicidade", and "Ensaio Sobre O Amor". CD

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CongosHeart Of The Congos ... LP
VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
VP reissue of this classic slice of Jamaican roots music. No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which was hard to get for many years, but reissued here in it's original format, with the origial cover art. Recorded at the Black Ark in 1976, Cedric Mytton teams up with Roy Johnson on harmony vocals and Lee Perry steering the Ark with a heavyweight supporting crew, for a true milestone in Jamaican music, and a classic of universal proportions. 10 tracks, just like the original version: "Fisherman", "Congoman", "Open Up The Gate", "Children Crying", "La La Bam-Bam", "Can't Come In", "Sodom & Gomorrow", "The Wrong Thing", "ArkOf Covenant" and 'Solid Foundation". LP, Vinyl record album

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CongosHeart Of The Congos (2LP deluxe edition) ... LP
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
A classic slice of Jamaican roots! No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which has been hard to get in spite of being reissued in a number of different formats. This version features a slight twist on the original cover art, but is an expanded double LP set with a bonus disc of later self-produced material. On the original album, recorded at the Black Ark in 1976, Cedric Mytton teams up with Roy Johnson on harmony vocals, with Lee Perry steering the Ark with a heavyweight supporting crew, for a true milestone in Jamaican music, and a classic of universal proportions. The second LP features material from 4 different sessions, all great, with tracks from the 1979 LPs Cvongo Ashanti and Image of Africa, the 1981 LP Face The Music and a couple of tracks from 1999. 22 tracks in all, including "Fisherman", "Congoman", "Open Up The Gate", "Children Crying", "La La Bam-Bam", "Can't Come In", "Sodom & Gomorrow", "The Wrong Thing", "ArkOf Covenant", "Don't Blame On I", "Solid Foundation", "Days Chasing Days", "Youth Man", "Only Jah Know", "Music Maker", "Stay Alive (ext)", "Problems", "Face The Music", "Enemy & Spy (ext)" and "Aaron & Moses (ext)". LP, Vinyl record album

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DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant NicholsonT'Es Qui ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
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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EntertainersEntertainers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ripete/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderfully groovy soul from The Entertainers – a group who's recording here strongly for the beach music scene in the Carolinas, but who have an appeal that's much more universal! The tunes are mostly in an upbeat, midtempo mode – with a gentle bounce and a nice sort of step in the rhythms – that sweet groove that shows up in the best beach music classics – and which The Entertainers really have a lock on for this set! But there's also a warmer, more seductive feel going on too – a groove that fits in nicely with some of the early 80s modern soul work of the indie underground – and which helps get this album past any overdone cliches you might expect from the Carolinas – especially on some of the numbers that have a nicely compressed, almost poppish approach to the vocals. There's a depth here that makes the record way more than just a bunch of simple steppers for the dancefloor – and titles include "Hot On A Thang", "Pour Your Little Heart Out", "It's Not What You Got", "I'm Leavin", "In This Moment", "I Won't Cry Anymore", "What Are We Gonna Do", "Livin For The Summer", "Kidnapper", and "I'm In Love With You". CD

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Equipe 84ID (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dischi Ricordi/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
An Italian prog album, but with a difference – the difference being that these guys are tighter and more tuneful than most of their contemporaries – and really show a style that's right up there with the best early proggish rumblings from the UK, before things ever got too noodly or over the top! There's an organic quality to most of the tunes that makes the music way more than pop – cool use of keyboards and larger concepts of sound, including some great orchestrations – yet there's also a focus to the presentation that really keeps things on track, and which makes the Italian language lyrics somehow have this really universal sort of appeal. Titles include "Id", "Buon Giorno Amico Mio", "Un Brutto Sogno", "Jo", "Padre E Figlio", "Giochi D'Amore", and "Fine". CD features lots of bonus tracks, many from earlier singles – an additional 11 tracks that include "Tu Pretendi", "Floating", "Da Domani", "Auschwitz", "Hey Ragazzo", and "Nel Cuore Nell Anima Uomo". CD

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✨✧ Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
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
Also available Mots D'Amour ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... LP
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mots D'Amour ... CD 18.99

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Darius JonesLe Bebe De Brigitte (Lost In Translation) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A very unusual album from reedman Darius Jones – a special project dedicated to the legendary French vocalist Brigitte Fontaine, with vocals that definitely recall the singer at some of her most adventurous moments! Fontaine's no stranger to the racks at Dusty Groove – as we've loved her music for years – both under her own name, and collaborations with Areski and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! This album's most like Brigitte's recording with the latter – as it features strongly expressive jazz passages from a group led by Jones on alto, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Ches Smith on drums and percussion – fronted by French vocalist Emilie Lesbros, who really gets at the sort of poetry that Fontaine brought to her recordings, a style that's way more than jazz – and which interacts with the instrumentation both at a verbal and musical level. Titles include "Two Worlds One Soul", "Chanteuse In Blue", "Universal Translator", "Beneath The Skin", and "I Can't Keep From Weeping". CD
 
 
 



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