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✨✧ Kev BrownI Do What I Do ... LP
Up Above/Vinyl Digital, 2005. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
Producer & MC Kev Brown's proper full length debut – as fresh today as ever! When this first came out, it felt like something of a torch carrier for the jazzy and soul-based beats and overall mood of legendary producers like DJ Premier – in league with contemporaries like 9th Wonder and others of the ilk – a reaction to scarcity of jazz & soul samples in more popular hip hop at the time. In retrospect it's just straight up solid, built-to-last, real hip hop that'll sound good forever. Tracks include "Alone Again", "Say Sumthin" feat Kenn Starr and Quartermaine, "Outside Lookin' In" feat Cy Young, "Beats & Rhymes" feat Little Brother's Phonte plus Oddisee, "Hold Fast", "Albany" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lost BoyzGet Up Remix (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Universal, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of the few real stand out cuts by the Lost Boyz, that rises a cut above the rest of their work in spite of the commercial sound of the beat, which we'll admit is a bit of a guilty pleasure for us. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up ... LP
Spring, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of understated brilliance that brings a new level of emotion and feeling to the music. The whole thing's conceived as a bit of a concept album – one in which Millie's a bit fragile at the start, due to unfulfilled love – then regains her confidence by confronting those around her, and eventually steps forth boldly as a proud, new woman. Jackson put together the record with producer Brad Shapiro – and the overall style is Muscle Shoals, but with a more sophisticated twist – thanks to inventive use of strings alongside the more standard soul rhythms. Highlights include a great remake of "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" (complete with a nice bit of spoken dialogue!) – plus "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "It's Easy Going", "I'm Tired Of Hiding", "Summer (The First Time)", and the great "It's All Over But The Shouting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up ... LP
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of understated brilliance that brings a new level of emotion and feeling to the music. The whole thing's conceived as a bit of a concept album – one in which Millie's a bit fragile at the start, due to unfulfilled love – then regains her confidence by confronting those around her, and eventually steps forth boldly as a proud, new woman. Jackson put together the record with producer Brad Shapiro – and the overall style is Muscle Shoals, but with a more sophisticated twist – thanks to inventive use of strings alongside the more standard soul rhythms. Highlights include a great remake of "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" (complete with a nice bit of spoken dialogue!) – plus "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "It's Easy Going", "I'm Tired Of Hiding", "Summer (The First Time)", and the great "It's All Over But The Shouting". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Players AssociationPlayers Association/Turn The Music Up! ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of gems from The Players Association – back to back on a single CD! First up is the fantastic first album from The Players Association – a group who may well have gotten their name for the great jazzy musicians in their lineup! Players Association are best known for their disco grooves, but they've got a core sense of instrumentation that's really a cut above – with strong leadership from jazzman Chris Hills – who plays drums, guitar, and keyboards – and other players who include Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Bob Mover on alto and soprano, Jon Faddis on trumpet, and Mike Mandell on keyboards! Ray Mantilla and Buddy Williams add in some great percussion to the mix – which furthers the spontaneous, jazzy vibe of some of the tunes – and titles includes the funky cut "I Like It", which has a nice break in the beginning, plus the tracks "Let's Groove", "Hustlin", "Moon In Pisces", and a sweet cover of "For The Love Of You". Turn The Music Up is wonderful work from The Players Association – a group who were equal parts jazz funk and equal parts 70s club – with a vibe that's maybe like The Blackbyrds or other Fantasy Records acts at their best! The mighty Chris Hills is at the helm – and the record is overflowing with top-shelf talent from the jazz side of the spectrum – work by Bob Berg on tenor, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Bob Mover on alto – all with room to solo, and really helping bring a musical maturity to the record that other disco records never seem to have! Titles include "Everybody Dance", "Ride The Groove", "The Closer I Get To You", and "I Wish". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSo So Satisfied (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut above in mainstream soul – getting great help from arrangers William Eaton, Paul Riser, and Al Gorgoni – all of whom know how to hit that perfect Ashford & Simpson balance between tightness, class, and soulful spontaneity! Backings are always filled with lots of jazzy touches, too – the kind of sophisticated soul elements other would cop from the pair in years to come – and titles include "Over & Over", "It's You", "If You're Lying", "Couldn't Get Enough", "Destiny", "So So Satisfied", and "Tried Tested & Found True". CD features 4 bonus tracks – "Over & Over (12" disco mix)", "Over & Over (Simphouse M&M mix)", "Tried Tested & Found True (12" disco mix)", and "Tried Tested & True (Simphouse M&M mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter Bishop JrSpeak Low (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazztime/Craftman (Japan), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... About December 20, 2017 (delayed)
A rare early date as a leader from pianist Walter Bishop Jr – cut for a tiny east coast label that folded almost as soon as the record was issued – but a date that's gone onto great fame over the years, thanks to circulation in a few different formats! Bishop's got a really maturing approach here – as sharp as his work from the bop years, but with a deeper sense of tone and color too – occasional lyrical moments that get great shading from the bass of Jimmy Garrison and drums of GT Hogan – both players who make the album really something special – a real cut above the usual trio session. In that manner, the record features two tunes that run for nearly 10 minutes each – opening up in that reflectively soulful mode that Bish would be known much more for in later years – and titles include "Speak Low", "Milestones", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao BoscoBandalhismo – Brazilian Popular Music Vol 7 ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wonderful set from Joao Bosco – who was really hitting his stride at this point – a mixture of folksy themes and some jazzy phrasing, served up in a style of MPB that was head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries! The album has Joao getting help from Joao Donato, Radames Gnatalli, Wilson Das Neves, Waltel Blanco – and other able players who help keep things tight without losing the album's soul – and most of the tunes on the set were composed in collaboration with Aldir Blanc, co-writer of some of Joao's best work. Titles include "Trilha Sonora", "Anjo Torto", "Sai Azar", "Siri Recheado E O Cacete", "Bandalhismo", "Denuncia Vazia", "100 Anos De Instituto Anais", and "Tal Mae Tal Filha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1983. New Copy ... About July 6, 2018
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by its biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics of all time – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. 3 bonus tracks on this Soulmusic CD version: US single version of "You're Looking Like Love To Me", plus UK 12" and 7" mixes of "Heaven Above Me". CD

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ChangeReach For The Sky – Anthology ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Sublime soul from Change – an Italian combo who got some great American help on their early 80s for Warner Brothers! The Change groove is totally great – a stripped-down blend of beats, bass, and keyboards that was head and shoulders above much of the clunkier 80s soul of the time – a lean groove forged from the best Italian club influences of the time, then brought over to this side of the Atlantic for some warmer touches on production and vocals. Luther Vandross sings lead on a few key cuts here, and other tracks have some equally great vocals, including work by Jocelyn Brown, Fonzi Thornton, Deborah Cooper, and Alyson Williams – plus a nice undercurrent of jazz in the mix, especially on the guitar and keyboards. This really well-done collection presents the full scope of the group's genius – and also include some unreleased tracks, and some of those excellent 12" mixes that really stood out with the club scene at the time! Titles include the unreleased "Hold Tight (long version)" and "Keep On It (alt mix)", as well as "It's A Girl's Affair", with vocals by Jocelyn Brown – plus "The Very Best Of You", "Glow Of Love (12" long version)", "Lover's Holiday", "Promise Your Love", "Sharing Your Love (single)", "Hard Times", "Heaven Of My Life", "Miracles", "Searching", "Paradise", "This Is Your Time", "Don't Wait Another Night", "You'll Never Realize (single)", "Got To Get Up (12" rmx)", "Change Of Heart (12" long version)", "It Burns Me Up (single)", "You Are My Melody", "Warm", "Say You Love Me Again", "Let's Go Together", "Mutual Attraction (12" rmx)", and "Oh What A Feeling (Paul Hardcastle 12" rmx)". CD

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✨✧ CormegaTrue Meaning ... CD
Landspeed, 2002. Used ... $5.99
Solid post-millennium effort from Cormega – with allstar production by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist and Hi Tek! Sharp stuff that sounded to us at the time like it was built to stand the test of time, and sure enough, it's rock solid after all these years. Raw, straight-foward independent hip hop at it's finest, with some pretty diverse beats given the pedigree of the roster of producers listed above, all the better to showcase how versatile Cormega's no BS mic style is. "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Crown Heights AffairDance Lady Dance/Think Positive/Sure Shot ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... $12.99
A trio of albums from Crown Heights Affair! First up is Dance Lady Dance – super-tight work from Crown Heights Affair – a group who've added in a bit of strings to their sound, but still have the same fantastic funky sound as their early work! The blend here is really a cut above so many other disco groups of the time – as there's a really strong focus on all the individual elements in the group – so that it never feels like anyone's sleeping during the session, from the rhythms right on up to the horns! The tunes are a bit extended over the group's earlier tunes, but never in a way that's sloppy – as they really make the most of their space – and also have really developed a great way of back/forth vocal interplay between the members of the group. Titles include "Come Fly With Me", "The Rock Is Hot", "Dance Lady Dance", "Number One Woman", "Empty Soul Of Mine", and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". Think Positive has a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". Sure Shot is a smooth later groover from Crown Heights Affair – a lot more 80s sounding than the group's classic work, but in a way that's actually totally great! CHA were never shy of hitting a mainstream sound – and early in the group's career, they traded harder funk for smoother disco – making a move that suited them well in later years. This set's got a brilliant sheen that really works wonderful for the group – tight production from Bert DeCoteaux in a style that's almost an update of earlier Philly modes – mature and sophisticated on the vocals and use of strings, but also with a funkier undercurrent at the bottom to keep with a New York De-Lite kind of sound. Titles include "You Gave Me Love", "Sure Shot", "I Don't Want To Change You", "You've Been Gone", "Use Your Body & Soul", and "Tell Me You Love Me". CD

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✨✧ Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksWishes & Wants ... CD
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great work from Shirley Davis – working here with a Spanish funk combo who've got a deep vibe we really didn't expect! The group's got this tightness that really works well with Davis' vocals – using organ lines and downturning blue currents in this great style that gets away from some of the too-facile retro soul on the market – and which instead marks Davis as a real up-and-comer on her own – a singer who's certainly got deep roots in the past, but who really bursts forth with her own special vibe! There's plenty of funk bands with girl singers out there – but these guys are really a cut above, and the growing strengths of Davis means that she's really going to be someone to watch in the next few years. Titles include "Wishes & Wants", "Treat Me Better", "Troubles & Trials", "Woman Dignity", "Smile", "Kisses", "Nightlife", and "All About Music". CD
Also available Wishes & Wants ... LP 18.99

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Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksWishes & Wants ... LP
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Great work from Shirley Davis – working here with a Spanish funk combo who've got a deep vibe we really didn't expect! The group's got this tightness that really works well with Davis' vocals – using organ lines and downturning blue currents in this great style that gets away from some of the too-facile retro soul on the market – and which instead marks Davis as a real up-and-comer on her own – a singer who's certainly got deep roots in the past, but who really bursts forth with her own special vibe! There's plenty of funk bands with girl singers out there – but these guys are really a cut above, and the growing strengths of Davis means that she's really going to be someone to watch in the next few years. Titles include "Wishes & Wants", "Treat Me Better", "Troubles & Trials", "Woman Dignity", "Smile", "Kisses", "Nightlife", and "All About Music". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wishes & Wants ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Major HarrisMy Way ... CD
Atlantic/Friday Music, 1974. Used ... $11.99
Far and above the best album by sweet soul vocalist Major Harris! Harris had knocked around for years in vocal groups during the 60s, and had even sung for a bit with The Delfonics in the early 70s – but this album is his crowning achievement, a landmark of sweet Philly soul with some wonderful ballad work that he'd never be able to match again! Bobby Eli wrote, produced, and arranged most of the material – and although he had a bit of help from Norman Harris and Ron Kersey on some of the record, the core of the album is that perfect ballad style that Eli could do when he wasn't working on groovers. The centerpiece of the album is the stellar "Love Won't Let Me Wait" – a killer quiet storm soul number – and the record also features a great remake of "Sideshow", which Eli also cut with Blue Magic. Other tracks include "Loving You Is Mellow", "After Loving You", and "Each Morning I Wake Up". CD

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George JacksonLeavin Your Homework Undone – In The Studio With George Jackson 1968 to 1971 ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A dream of a set for any fan of deep soul – 24 never-issued tracks by southern soul genius George Jackson – a songwriter whose talents helped many folks out back in the day, even though George never fully got the exposure he deserved! In fact, Jackson spent so much time writing songs and recording demos, he never got the chance to release much music on his own – which is a hell of a shame, as he's got a voice we'd put right up there with James Carr, Otis Redding, or some of the greats from the time! Here, Jackson works in the studio at Fame – crafting fantastic moments of genius that would sometimes evolve into songs for others, sometimes never get properly released – but all at a level that's completely top-shelf, and maybe even a cut above the southern soul released by other labels at the time. These aren't rough, unformed tracks – but well-recorded selections that have Jackson working with the best musicians the Muscle Shoal scene had to offer – like finding a time machine into the past, and discovering a huge soul legacy you never knew existed. Titles include "Quicksand Around My Mind", "I Got A Feeling", "A Woman Respects A Man", "A Man & A Half", "If This Is Love", "I Wish I Was A Child Again", "I'm Glad To Have What He Didn't Want", "Don't Tell Me Nothing About My Baby", "Weekend Love", "Your Love Made A U Turn", "Keep Your Business To Yourself", "You Caught Me Red Handed", and "Never In Public". CD

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Jay-U ExperienceEnough Is Enough (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Rare Nigerian funk and soul from The Jay-U Experience! Rather than following Fela's or any other template for 70s Afro Funk or soul, the group does a pretty incredible job of mixing up styles into a unique hybrid, rooted in the above, touching on reggae and jazz, too, and all the while holding together in a really cool way – enough really is enough here, the title speaks truth – they don't take on any more than they can pull off in a naturally cohesive way! The title track is a jazz funk gem with an unshakable rhythm and killer sax groove, "Some More" is raw funk and dancefloor ready at the same time – again with some great sax – and the other jams include "Reggae Deluxe", "Get Yourself Together" and "Baby Rock". A real jewel! LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesGeorge Jones & The Jones Boys – Live In Texas 1965 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Fantastic work from the young George Jones – working here at the height of his powers, and in a raw live setting that's a nice change from some of the polish of his studio recordings of the 60s! George's voice is great – already hitting that wider range that marked his Musicor material as a huge step forward from his years on the Mercury and Starday labels – but the live setting also returns some of the grit of those early days, and has Jones working with the very romping Jones Boys combo – who can not only cook on stage, but also bring in some of the searing guitar that made George's initial singles appeal to the young rock market too. The group get a few instrumental moments in the spotlight, too – which makes for a nice addition to the set – and although the material had been issued before, this set goes back to the original tapes, remasters the whole set, and also features a total of 26 titles that include "Who Shot Sam", "White Lightnin", "Jole Blon", "The Race Is On/Hold It", "Big Harlan Taylor", "The Window Up Above", "She Thinks I Still Care", "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds", "Aching Breaking Heart", "Sing A Sad Song", "Act Naturally", and "I'm Ragged But I'm Right". CD

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Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1969. Used ... $5.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cheryl LynnCheryl Lynn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive work from the great Cheryl Lynn – and a key bridge between late 70s disco and the newer grooves of the 80s club scene! The album's a mix of midtempo groovers with a few mellower tracks – and it's got a tight, slightly jazzy sound that was very fresh at the time, and which still holds up incredibly well today – really a cut above most of Cheryl's contemporaries, and most of her later work too! The standout cut on the record is the landmark groover "Got To Be Real" – but there's loads of other great ones, like "Star Love", "Daybreak (Storybook Children)", "Give My Love To You", "All My Lovin", "You Saved My Day", and "Come In From The Rain". Bonus tracks include "Got To Be Real (single version)" and "You Saved My Day (special 12" version)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Herbie MannDiscotheque ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Herbie Mann hits the discos – but given the flute player's roots in jazz, the set's more of an electric funk outing overall! Herbie's working here with his Family of Mann group – that cool combo that features lots of work on keyboards from Pat Rebillot, who also handled the arrangements for the set – in a wicked blend of Mann's flute and his own keyboard lines – supported with some nicely funky rhythms from Steve Gadd on drums and Tony Levin on bass! Disco touches are added by a bit of congas from Ray Barretto, and some sweet female soul vocals that come in on the choruses – in a mode that's a bit like the work on Kudu Records at the time. Titles include "Pick Up The Pieces", "Guava Jelly", "High Above The Andes", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Mediterranean", "Lady Marmalade", and "Hi-Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara MasonTransition ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Sealed ... $34.99
Transition is right – as the cover has Barbara floating above a Curtis Mayfield-ish scene of drugs, war, gambling, and Satan – a really righteous image that beautifully sums up the vibe of the record! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly – with excellent arrangements from Norman Harris, Richard Rome, and Bobby Eli – who all bring in a slight blacksploitation vibe to match the image on the cover – easily the funkiest setting that Barbara Mason ever had! But the real star here is the lady herself – who's pushed herself beyond the little girl soul themes of a few years before, to take on a host of societal issues with a surprisingly righteous vibe – mostly on tracks she penned herself. The song titles sum up lots of the energy of the record – and include "World in a Crisis", "Trigger Happy People", "The Devil is Busy", "Sunday Saint (Weekday Sinner)", "Half Sister Half Brother", and "Time Is Running Out". A real surprise from Barbara Mason – and a great one too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $11.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo UK pressing on London, with deep groove.)

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MomusCreate 2 – Recreate (Hippopotamomus/Voyager/Timelord/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
A trio of late Creation Records albums from Momus – each with bonus tracks too! Hippopotamomus is a set that Momus dedicated to one of his big musical inspirations, Serge Gainsbourg – at a time when so few of his contemporaries had yet to rediscover Serge's genius! And yet like all of Momus' best influences, the power of Gainsbourg isn't slavishly delivered here – but instead taken at a very deep level, and fused into the singer's already uncanny ability to delivery an offbeat tune. Most of the instrumentation is quite spare and electronic – which brings a bit of coldness to the record that differs from some of Momus' earlier, more acoustic albums – and lyrics are sometimes spoken as much as sung, which adds a further sinister vibe. Titles include "Marquis Of Sadness", "A Monkey For Sallie", "The Painter & His Model", "Bluestocking", "I Ate A Girl Right Up", "Michelin Man", and "Pornography". Voyager is a record in which it might be said that Momus discovers modern rhythms, especially the strong influence from house that was being felt in the UK mainstream of the time – but, as with all of the singer's classic albums, the presentation here is something completely different and unique! The production and instrumentation are definitely a cut above for the one-man act – with these beautiful washes of sound amidst the beats and warmer keyboards – all providing a perfect setting for the cosmically expansive nature of the lyrics – which seem to deal with future thoughts and spacious themes more than usual. Titles include "Vocation", "Virtual Reality", "Summer Holiday 1999", "Afterglow", "Voyager", and "Spacewalk". Timelord is an album that has one of the strangest covers that Momus ever gave us – photographed by Pierre et Gilles – and a set that also features some of the most subtle songwriting from the singer too! The song style follows from the more electric modes that Momus had been using during his later Creation years, but the presentation is also a lot more sophisticated too – so that things are abstracted a bit, which warms them up nicely – matched by vocals that are sometimes a bit distant in their perspective, but which also give uncanny clarity to the subject matter. Songs include "Elightenment", "Breathless", "Suicide Pact", "You've Changed", "Landrover", and the beautiful "Christmas On Earth". 3CD set features bonus notes – and 10 bonus tracks that include "Smart Drugs", "The Mechanical Arm", "President Of Love", "Life Of An Office Worker", "I'm Still Trying", "Things You Never Did", "Empress Of Hawaii", "Song Of The Traffic Crossing", "Je Suis Avec Le Christ", and "Summer Holiday 1999 (original)". CD

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Thurston Moore & Umut CaglarDunia (with bonus download) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A great reminder of what two guitars can do when they're in the hands of the right people – and with Thurston Moore and Umut Caglar on board, they're definitely in the right hands! Both artists only play electric guitar – but the scope of the sounds here is wonderful – from moments that are familiarly guitar-like, to others in which the instruments are used more to channel darker sonic currents, or as a way to explore the space of the performance area, or even just as more constant generators of tone – but always moving and opening up in a restless way! The photo insert for the album just shows both players, seated, without anything else going on – but it almost feels as if there might have been some additional processing taking place – over and above any effects used on the live instruments themselves. Titles include "Kensaku", "The Red Sun", and "Echo". LP, Vinyl record album
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OsibisaWoyaya ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
These early Osibisa records always used to be fairly common years back – perhaps because they were always a bit too hippy dippy and loose for the older funk crowd. But now, in today's blunted groove culture, they seem to have found a new appreciation for their trippy Afro funk style, and their nice laidback groove. This album includes a great version of Roland Kirk's "Spirits Up Above", plus "Beautiful 7", "Move On", "Survival", and "Rabiatu" – all of which have the band's trademark Afro funk groove. Nice Roger Dean gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Della ReeseAmen ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $0.99
A gospel session, as you might guess from the title – and one that not only shows Della's roots in church music, but which also hints at the spiritual role she'd play in later life! The setting here is somewhat spare and stripped down – mostly just piano and organ in the instrumentation, and support from a vocal chorus who are smart enough to stay back and let Della take the lead. Titles include "Last Mile Of The Way", "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", "I Know The Lord Has Laid His Hand On Me", and "Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London)

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Tito Rodriguez And His OrchestraThree Loves Have I – Cha Cha Cha/Mambo/Guaguanco (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 44.99
Tito Rodriguez has three musical loves – and he does a pretty great job of dividing his attention equally between them – serving up some especially nice mambo and guaguanco tracks alongside more familiar cha cha modes for RCA! But over and above the rhythms, the album itself is one of Tito's greatest from the 50s – spare, lean, and with a style that's both lively and jazzy – never dipping into some of the too-heavy modes that Tito succumbed to in later years. Tracks are all short, with lots of horn work on top of the percussion – and titles include "Guaguanco Bonito", "Barito", "This Is Mambo", "Baranga", "Asi...Asi", "Sabroso Mambo", and "Yambere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Ruby & The RomanticsOur Day Will Come ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $2.99
Sublime work from Ruby & The Romantics – a completely unique vocal group that took the one girl/four boys approach to a whole new level! Ruby Nash's sweet vocals drift over the top of the deeper harmonies of the male singers – in a way that's completely transcendent, and which opens up whole new territory in both soul and pop group modes – definitely a cut above the usual, at a level that makes just about every song by the group so great! Of course, the album's got a style that you'll recognize instantly from their landmark hit "Our Day Will Come", a tune that has as many subdued Civil Rights era political overtones as it does sweet warm charm – and other titles include "Day Dreaming", "Moonlight and Music", "My Prayer", and "By The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has heavy wear & splitting.)

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Savoy BrownRaw Sienna (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, guitar, and rhythms all seem tightly tied together – still with the kind of bravado you might expect, and plenty of strong guitar from Kim Simmonds – but also given this focus that's really wonderful, especially when heavy piano lines come into the mix to almost give things a Mose Allison vibe, and added horns open up some currents of soul. A strong cut above the competition – with titles that include "Master Hare", "Needle & Spoon", "A Hard Way To Go", "That Same Feelin", "A Little More Wine", "I'm Crying", "Is That So", and "Stay While The Night Is Young". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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SOS BandSOS III ... LP
Tabu, 1982. Very Good ... $11.99
A solid smoker from the SOS Band – maybe one of the group's best-remembered albums, and for good reason too! The set's got a groove that's beautiful right from the start – 80s funk that's really a cut above, and touched with just the right mix of jazzy elements and warmer moments too – giving the whole record a much more balanced feel than similar efforts of the time! Production is from Ricky Sylvers and Gene Dozier – the latter of whom we especially love, and who no doubt helps bring his years of soulful experience into the great sound of the set. Titles include "You Shake Me Up", "Have It Your Way", "Your Love", "High Hopes", "Good & Plenty", and "Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker, some pen, and promo stamp. Labels have some pen.)

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Tower Of PowerBack To Oakland (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
Tower Of Power are back in Oakland, after recording their previous album down south – cooking up plenty of East Bay grease with their horn-heavy groove at the height of its power! These guys were always a cut above any other band who tried for this territory – and this early version of the ensemble still features tremendous keyboard work from the mighty Chester Thompson on organ and Fender Rhodes – plus later soul legend Lenny Williams on lead vocals. The rest of the group are all in great young form too – Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Greg Adams, Lenny Pickett, and the rest – and titles include "Oakland Stroke", "I Got The Chop", "Time Will Tell", "Squib Cakes", and "Man From the Past". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Narada Michael WaldenLooking At Me Looking At You/Nature Of Things/Divine Emotion ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of mid 80s albums from Narada Michael Walden – all together in one 2CD set! First up is Looking At You Looking At Me – an album with plenty of beats– so much so you might forget that Narada Michael Walden first rose to fame as a drummer – but all the electricity is fine with us, given the 80s groove sound of the set! There's a nice sense of energy that informs most of the tracks – a somewhat funky undercurrent that almost shows traces of the Minneapolis influence on soul at the time, but without a too-Prince sort of sound overall. There's also a few key ballads too – some gentler cuts that round out the set nicely, and which showcase the increasing confidence Walden's had with his vocals over the years. Titles include "Reach Out", "Looking At You Looking At Me", "Burning Up", "Shake It Off", "Dream Maker", and "Tina". Nature Of Things is a highly electric set from Narada Michael Walden – a mid 80s effort that's filled with catchy little tunes! The style's certainly more mainstream than we might have guessed, given Walden's early career – but it's still much better than most of the pop of its generation – thanks to Michael's strong jazz pedigree, which does seem to inform some of his arrangements and instrumental choices on the album. Most of the percussion is in the form of beats, but Walden's also credited with playing drums (roto-toms, perhaps?) – and in addition to his own lead vocals, the set also features work by Patti Austin and Marth Wash. Titles include "Live It Up", "Nature Of Things", "High Above The Clouds", "Gimme Gimme Gimme", "Suspicion", and "Dancin On Main Street". Divine Emotion is sweet 80s soul from Narada Michael Walden – a set that has the singer/drummer very confidently in the tight R&B territory that served him so well during the decade! As with previous records, there's a fair bit of 80s electronic elements in the mix – bursting, bubbling, and exploding with a joyful groove that really fits Walden's spirit – and serves to emphasize his ever-growing talent for penning at catchy tune! Titles include "Wild Thing", "Explosion", "Jam The Night", "Divine Emotions", "Can't Get You Outta My Head", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", and "Certain Kind Of Lover". CD

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Dionne WarwickLove At First Sight ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The final Warner Brothers album from Dionne Warwick – and a smooth, sophisticated affair done with full arrangements from Michael Omartian! The sound's still not as pop disco as you might expect from the time, and Dionne's gentle vocals are often cast in backings that step along nicely with a mellow, midtempo groove – one that's a bit like some of the best Philly soul of the period, yet still with a bit more California polish overall. The album works surprisingly well as a soul record – and really puts Warwick in the company of a whole generation of younger singers who'd risen above her by this point in the 70s. Titles include "One Thing On My Mind", "Don't Ever Take Your Love Away", "Livin It Up Is Startin To Get Me Down", "Since You Stayed Here", "A Long Way To Go", and "Keepin My Head Above Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 12 – Compiled By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
A dozen volumes in – and this wonderful series is still going strong – an incredibly solid, incredibly trustworthy collection of all that's great in the global underground! Gilles Peterson has been opening up our ears for decades, and he's never let us down – and, as before, there's a rich array of forward-thinking music here – from lyrically poignant club-ready soul, to neo classic spiritual jazz, to modern funk, and beyond – all tracks that have a sound that's way hipper than the mainstream, and a sense of class that few artists can touch. Titles include "Stop Rewind" by Slim with Ella Mae, "Refugee Song" by Buttering Trio, "Rosie" by Wayne Snow, "No Time To Lose" by Madison McFerrin, "Could You Be Me" by Kathy Kosins & Paul Randolph, "Gotta Get Out" by The Pendletons, "Red Planet" by Chip Wickham, "Are You In Peace" by Selebyone, "La Mano" by Stimulator Jones, "Flute Song" by Wildflower, "Love Falls Down" by Poppy Ajudha, "Turn My G Down" by God Colony, "2 Sides" by Oscar Jerome, "Should You Go" by Skinny Pelembe, "Above The Clouds" by Yisrael Trio, "Anxious Party People" by Blood Wine Or Honey, and "Differences" by Elisa Imperilee & Srigala. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities 3 – Eclectic, Precious & Deliciously Danceable 60s Soul Sides ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Forget the class, because these tunes are plenty grooving all the way through – just the sort of gems you'd hope to discover in a top-shelf Northern Soul compilation – really well-selected 60s soul tracks, most of which we've never heard before! The package is certainly classy in its high level presentation – great notes, excellent sound, and full details on each tune – making the package a real cut above from some of the lower-level Northern collections on the market, and another vote for Kent as one of our favorite labels for 60s soul! There's a nice balance of artists and styles here – more than enough to keep things fresh through the 24 tracks that make up the music – and titles include "Got To Get To Know You" by The Flowers, "Can't Break The Habit" by Frank Vance, "I'll Run" by Paul Smith, "Connie" by The Servicemen, "Ain't That Love Enough" by Larry Atkins, "I Don't Have To Worry" by The Quotations, "You Really Made It Good To Me" by Ty Karim, "Glamour Girl" by Harvey & The Seven Sounds, "His True Love For You" by Al McCarther, "What Have I Got Now" by Darrow Fletcher, and "Long Boots" by Originals Of Sight & Sounds. CD

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VariousSpace, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and space! The work ranges from unusual 60s instrumentals, through 70s hippie electronics, to some 80s recordings that might have been termed new age by the uninitiated – but which instead, all these years later, stand as some lost moments of cosmic expression! There's few folks we trust to lead us down a musical path as much as the guys at Soul Jazz – and this time, they've definitely taken us in the right direction – with cuts that include "Midnight" by Tim Blake, "Gang (For Rock Industry)" by JB Banfi, "To The Other Side Of The Sky" by Michael Garrison, "By Water" by Stratis, "Improvisation On A Concerto Generator" by Laurie Spiegel, "Starborn Suite (part 1)" by Steven Halpern, "Ceres Motion" by Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company, "As Above So Below" by Carl Matthews, "In The Beginning" by Michael Stearns, "Ever New" by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, "Variations VII Sur Le Theme Des Bene Gesserit" by Richard Pinhas, and "Ancient Stars" by Kevin Braheny. CD
Also available Space, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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VariousSpace, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 38.99
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and space! The work ranges from unusual 60s instrumentals, through 70s hippie electronics, to some 80s recordings that might have been termed new age by the uninitiated – but which instead, all these years later, stand as some lost moments of cosmic expression! There's few folks we trust to lead us down a musical path as much as the guys at Soul Jazz – and this time, they've definitely taken us in the right direction – with cuts that include "Midnight" by Tim Blake, "Gang (For Rock Industry)" by JB Banfi, "To The Other Side Of The Sky" by Michael Garrison, "By Water" by Stratis, "Improvisation On A Concerto Generator" by Laurie Spiegel, "Starborn Suite (part 1)" by Steven Halpern, "Ceres Motion" by Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company, "As Above So Below" by Carl Matthews, "In The Beginning" by Michael Stearns, "Ever New" by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, "Variations VII Sur Le Theme Des Bene Gesserit" by Richard Pinhas, and "Ancient Stars" by Kevin Braheny. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Space, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath 2 ... LP
Ubiquity, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – as do the horns, which crest nicely above the music, to ensure that there's a bit more soul here than on the original Black Sabbath versions of the songs! Yet the vocals by Alex Marrero are also sometimes right in Ozzy territory – which brings things back to base a bit – making for one of the most unusual takes on the music of Black Sabbath you'll ever hope to hear. Titles include "Fairies Wear Boots", "Snowblind", "Supernaut", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sweet Leaf", "Electric Funeral", and "Children Of The Grave". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Major HarrisMy Way ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far and above the best album by sweet soul vocalist Major Harris! Harris had knocked around for years in vocal groups during the 60s, and had even sung for a bit with The Delfonics in the early 70s – but this album is his crowning achievement, a landmark of sweet Philly soul with some wonderful ballad work that he'd never be able to match again! Bobby Eli wrote, produced, and arranged most of the material – and although he had a bit of help from Norman Harris and Ron Kersey on some of the record, the core of the album is that perfect ballad style that Eli could do when he wasn't working on groovers. The centerpiece of the album is the stellar "Love Won't Let Me Wait" – a killer quiet storm soul number – and the record also features a great remake of "Sideshow", which Eli also cut with Blue Magic. Other tracks include "Loving You Is Mellow", "After Loving You", and "Each Morning I Wake Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available My Way ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import obscurity into more of a crossover market in the US! The album's fondly remembered for the electro dancefloor numbers "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", and "Let Me Go" – all of which stand a cut above the work of their predecessors Human League, and show an ability to go past simple electronic pop riffs – even if they are all pretty darn catchy! Other tracks are great too – and the record has a joyous, optimistic quality that's every bit the best side of this scene from the early 80s generation. Titles include "We Live So Fast", "Best Kept Secret", "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", and "Key To The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ George JacksonLeavin Your Homework Undone – In The Studio With George Jackson 1968 to 1971 ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dream of a set for any fan of deep soul – 24 never-issued tracks by southern soul genius George Jackson – a songwriter whose talents helped many folks out back in the day, even though George never fully got the exposure he deserved! In fact, Jackson spent so much time writing songs and recording demos, he never got the chance to release much music on his own – which is a hell of a shame, as he's got a voice we'd put right up there with James Carr, Otis Redding, or some of the greats from the time! Here, Jackson works in the studio at Fame – crafting fantastic moments of genius that would sometimes evolve into songs for others, sometimes never get properly released – but all at a level that's completely top-shelf, and maybe even a cut above the southern soul released by other labels at the time. These aren't rough, unformed tracks – but well-recorded selections that have Jackson working with the best musicians the Muscle Shoal scene had to offer – like finding a time machine into the past, and discovering a huge soul legacy you never knew existed. Titles include "Quicksand Around My Mind", "I Got A Feeling", "A Woman Respects A Man", "A Man & A Half", "If This Is Love", "I Wish I Was A Child Again", "I'm Glad To Have What He Didn't Want", "Don't Tell Me Nothing About My Baby", "Weekend Love", "Your Love Made A U Turn", "Keep Your Business To Yourself", "You Caught Me Red Handed", and "Never In Public". CD
Also available Leavin Your Homework Undone – In The Studio With George Jackson 1968 to 1971 ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsIn The Beginning ... LP
Bell, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great pre-Motown music from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a collection of early singles that were issued by Vee Jay and the Fire/Fury labels, but which already show the group head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! Many of these cuts are from the start of the 60s, and show the quartet working out the first modes of group soul in a really great way – balancing Gladys' strong lead with sublime harmonies from The Pips – often set to some excellent early compositions from Van McCoy, who gives the group a great deal of class right from the start. Titles include "Letter Full Of Tears", "Either Way I Lose", "Giving Up", "Stop & Get A Hold Of Myself", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Lovers Always Forgive", "Every Beat Of My Heart", and "Operator". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a name in marker on front.)

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✨✧ Lord Finesse & DJ Mike SmoothFunky Technician ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Furious, battle-tested early 90s mastery from Lord Finesse – with pitch perfect production by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz and Mike Smooth – an east coast golden age classic! Funky Technician is mysteriously slept on in too many discussions of the best hip hop of the era, but it's still way up there if you ask us. The backing is tight funky beatcraft from the above mention legendary producers and Finesse rocks the mic with long trails of busy rhymes. Greatness! Includes "Baby You Nasty", "Funky Technician", "Back To Back Rhyming", "Here I Come", "Slave To My Soundwave", "I Keep The Crowd Listening", "Bad Mutha", "Keep It Flowing", "Lesson To Be Taught", "Just A Little Something", "Strictly For The Ladies" and "Track The Movement". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Bellaphon, in a cover with red text.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus ... CD
Island, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended length of the set – as Marley and the group really open up on some classics, as well as some other gems that maybe even sparkle more on this album. Titles include "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Rat Race", "Concrete Jungle", "Lively Up Yourself", "Is This Love", "Punky Reggae Party", "Heathen", "Jamming", and "Kinky Reggae". CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus ... LP
Island, 1978. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended length of the set – as Marley and the group really open up on some classics, as well as some other gems that maybe even sparkle more on this album. Titles include "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Rat Race", "Concrete Jungle", "Lively Up Yourself", "Is This Love", "Punky Reggae Party", "Heathen", "Jamming", and "Kinky Reggae". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Red MitchellRed Mitchell ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first-ever sessions as a leader from west coast bassist Red Mitchell – a great start to a career that definitely showed that Red was always a cut above the usual rhythm player! The album features some very nice arrangements that open things up in a west coast mode that's never too playful, but which brings the bass out from the back, but still leaves plenty of room from some solo stars in the lead. Key to that approach is saxophonist Joe Maini – who steps out on the record with a voice on alto and tenor that's totally great, heard here in one of the most unfettered settings Joe ever received. Conte Candoli also serves up some bold trumpet lines, alongside work from Hampton Hawes on piano, and Chuck Thompson on drums – on titles that include "Section Blues", "Jam For Your Bread", "Duff", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has gloss peeling and aging.)

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✨✧ StandellsWhy Pick On Me – Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White ... LP
Tower, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A searing second chapter in The Standells' amazing run of records for the Tower label in the 60s – music that's completely on fire right from the start – and head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries on the LA scene! The group have this stark, cold look on the front – almost punk rock in presentation, which is a good nod at the sound of the music – much grittier than some of the pop-psyche or polished garage that was coming into the charts – filled with sharp edges at every twist and turn, and impeccably produced, but never in a commercial way! The group contribute some great originals, but also have no trouble picking up songs from other sources – and like early work by Love, they make these other tunes completely their own – weaving them into the sonic blast that was their sublime calling card at the time. Titles include "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White", "Black Hearted Woman", "Why Pick On Me", "Paint It Black", "My Little Red Book", "Mainline", and "Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has half split seams and some aging.)

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✨✧ Stylistics5 Classic Albums (Stylistics/Stylistics 2/Let's Put It All Together/From The Mountain/Thank You Baby)(5CD set) ... CD
Avco/Spectrum (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful set of work from one of the greatest vocal groups of the 70s – presented here in a package that features five full albums, all in little LP-styled sleeves! The first two albums might well be the blueprint for sweet soul in years to come – the legendary Stylistics and Stylistics 2 – records that managed to bridge heartbreaking soul with more righteous currents of social consciousness, at a level that's still extremely relevant all these many years later. The other records to follow are slightly less classic, but still a strong cut above most of the group's contemporaries – and are overflowing with mellow soul gems that never get old. There's a special feature to this package, too – given its British nature – in that the cover of Stylistics 2 is different than the "black fist" cover in the US, with a very different image of the group used for the UK – and the album From The Mountain is actually their record Heavy – but presented here with a different title and cover for the UK. 48 tracks in all – including "Betcha By Golly Wow", "People Make The World Go Round", "Children Of The Night", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "You're Right As Rain", "Pieces", "Love Is The Answer", "You Make Me Feel Brand New", "Star On A TV Show", "Heavy Fallin Out", "Thank You Baby", "Tears & Souvenirs", "I'm Stone In Love With You", "You Are Everything", "Stop Look Listen", "You're A Big Girl Now", "It's Too Late", "Break Up To Make Up", "Doin The Streets", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ Bobby WomackFacts Of Life ... CD
United Artists, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bobby Womack at the height of his powers – perfectly balancing southern soul roots and 70s soul polish – with an amazing sound that was unlike anyone else at the time! The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but has a quality that goes way beyond any of the standard modes from the studio – almost as if Bobby brought a special sort of magic to the sessions that made everyone rise above the sometimes too-familiar work they were giving to the bigger names who were traipsing through the studio. Of course, a big part of the success of the album comes from Womack's amazing vocal delivery – that style that's raspy, yet warm – and which is a perfect fit for the well-penned tunes on the set. Titles include "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "Nobody", "If You Can't Give Her Love Give Her Up", and a very cool version of "The Look Of Love". CD

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✨✧ Chantae CannSol Empowered ... CD
Atlanta, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first we've heard from Chantae Cann – a wonderful singer who grabs our ears right with the very first note on this set – and continues to delight all the way through! Chantae's got this really cool style – kind of light and dreamy, but with a rasp around the edges – a really unique vibe that's completely all her own, and able to captivate without any sense of trick or gimmick at all! There's both a depth and an instant charm to her sound – and she's really one of the freshest female soul singers we've heard in a long time – set up in arrangements that are simple and elegant, and as unassuming as the singer herself. Many tracks feature great Fender Rhodes from Justin C Gilbert – who also produced and arranged most tracks – and titles include "Craters", "Fruition", "Hey Whatcha Say", "U Gotta Love Ya", "The Light", "The Love Above", "Happy Song", "iRise", and "Reason To Live". CD

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✨✧ EmapeaZoning Out Vol 1 ... LP
Cold Busted, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty tight batch of blueprint era inspired beats from Polish producer/beatmaker Emapea – representing the dusty funk and soul sound, and making it sound as fresh and vital as ever after all these years! Head nodding stuff with just enough crackling soul and grit in the mix to be reminscient of golden age of hip hop production without going retro or full throwback – often with a nice bit of keys and piano in the mix. "TL To Lax", "Check It Out", "Funk It Up", "Classy", "On The Humble". "99", "Downtown", "Daydream", "Bomback", "Old Soul", "Slavic", "Indeedy", "Chillin' Hard", "Listen", "Above" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jazzmeia HornSocial Call ... CD
Prestige, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The album's titled after a famous song by Betty Carter, and the sound of the set might well match her legacy too – as Jazzmeia Horn is clearly a singer we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Horn's got an incredible range – the first female jazz singer we've heard in years to really open up in the instrument-inspired style of the famous vocalists of years back – but she's also an artist who's not just copping old school jazz modes, as the presentation and choice of material is very strongly her own, and really blows us away! For everyone who's dug the music of top-shelf jazz singers like Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – Jazzmeia Horn may well be the next step forward. Players on the album include Victor Gould on piano, Ben Williams on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums – and the set also features contributions from Josh Evans on trumpet, Frank Lacy on trombone, and Stacy Dillard on tenor. Titles include "Tight", "Up Above My Head", "Social Call", "People Make The World Go Round", "The Peacocks", "I Remember You", and "Afro Blue/Eye See You/Wade In The Water". CD

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package a really great discovery in sound! The music is surprisingly fresh, and often quite funky too – and done in modes that are arguably warmer and more soulful than most other European disco – and often a lot like the best American underground club of the period. Some tracks have breathy female vocals, while others have bolder lyrics that almost echo some of the global musical crossovers happing in 70s Paris and a few of the later tracks bring in electro elements, but in a subtle way we totally love. The collection's a follow-up to the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation – and like that one, it's really a cut above the usual! Titles include "Super Star" by Contessa, "Lady Jones" by Over Drive, "Music Madness (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Beckie Bell, "Y'A Du Blues" by Marche Noire, "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus (re-remix)" by Le Club, "Pour Moi Ca Va (Charles Maurice version)" by France Lise, "Polar (Charles Maurice version)" by Bernard Guyvan, and "Minuit L'Heure Du Swing" by Didier Makaga. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CormegaTrue Meaning (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aura/Legal Hustle, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Solid post-millennium effort from Cormega – with allstar production by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist and Hi Tek! Sharp stuff that sounded to us at the time like it was built to stand the test of time, and sure enough, it's rock solid after all these years. Raw, straight-foward independent hip hop at it's finest, with some pretty diverse beats given the pedigree of the roster of producers listed above, all the better to showcase how versatile Cormega's no BS mic style is. "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 15 anniversary pressing on clear vinyl!)
Also available True Meaning ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the mighty Laura Lee – one of the best deep soul singers of the 70s, even though she recorded with the mostly-northern team of Holland Dozier Holland! The set shows that the trio really knew how to change it up after leaving Motown – and although Lee had recorded for Chess in the 60s, she really finds her groove here – mixing southern soul with a dose of 70s funk – all of which really stands out from most of her contemporaries! Laura's voice is sweet and dusky, in the mode of some of the best underground singers of her day – but also rises above the rest, thanks crack arrangements by HB Barnum and Eugene Moore – who mix strings and soul into a stellar blend of styles! Titles include the breakbeat classic "Crums Off The Table", which begins with some great hard drums – plus the cuts "Every Little Bit Hurts", "I Can't Make It Alone", "Mirror Of Your Soul", and "I Need It Just As Bad As You". Features a bonus unedited version of "I Need It Just As Bad As You". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd guess from the title, all the cuts here have had a new life in recent years – thanks to samples by hip hop artists or other producers – but the original grooves are even better than the tracks that used them, and come together here to make one of the most mindblowing collections of Chess material we've ever heard! The package is nicely heavy on sounds from the Cadet/Concept years of the label – with more than a few contributions from producers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans – and the package features 42 wonderful tracks – including "Fonky Thang Diamon Ring" by The Dells, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection, "Jelly Jam" by Jack McDuff, "The Getaway" by Alvin Cash, "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler, "Cross Country" by Archie Whitewater, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Inside Out" by American Gypsy, "Go Go Power" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "Up Above The Rock" by Ray Bryant, "Bad Moon Rising" by Bo Diddley, "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Da Day" by Eddie Fisher, "Humpin Bumpin & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Who Got The Number" by Pigmeat Markham, "Walk On By" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Chocolate Candy" by Soulful Strings, "Got To Get Your Own (7" version)" by Reuben Wilson, "Hanky's Panky (7" version)" by Shirley Scott, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Look Of Love" by Monk Higgins, and "Think About It" by Odell Brown & The Organizers. CD

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✨✧ Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 5 – July to November 1951 – Issues 21-25 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always a cut above the rest – thanks to a careful editorial policy that really focused on strong stories and high quality artwork – at a level that makes these issues a delight to read all these many years later! This volume, like others in the PS Artbooks series, features beautiful color reproductions of issues that would cost you a fortune to buy in the original – all wrapped up in a high quality, hardcover package. Artists in these issues include Pete Riss, Ken Bald, King Ward, Lin Streeter, Carl Kiefer, Jerry Grandenti, Leonard Star, Ogden Whitney, and others – and stories include "When Time Turned Back", "Flight Of The Dead", "The Howling Hunters", "Case Of The Haunted Girl", "The Spectre In The Show Window", and lots lots more. 288 pages, hardcover, and full color. Book

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✨✧ Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Piano and violin come together beautifully here – the former by Barbara Higbie, the latter by Darrol Anger – who also plays mandolin and cello as well! There's an acoustic balance here that's more jazz than some of the other Windham Hill albums of the time – especially in the music's sense of rhythm and phrasing – and the rich acoustic tones of both players get wonderfully past some of the new age cliches that are too-often wrongly associated with the label – and remind us that at their best, records like these offer up a key flowering of the acoustic underground of the 70s. Mike Marshall plays guest mandolin on one title – and tracks include "Movie", "Tideline", "Above The Fog", "True Story", "Onyame", and "Gemini". Really great 2015 remaster – excellent sound and package – way better than the Windham Hill releases in the 80s! CD
(Great version – with much better mastering than the previous CD issue!)

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✨✧ Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – as do the horns, which crest nicely above the music, to ensure that there's a bit more soul here than on the original Black Sabbath versions of the songs! Yet the vocals by Alex Marrero are also sometimes right in Ozzy territory – which brings things back to base a bit – making for one of the most unusual takes on the music of Black Sabbath you'll ever hope to hear. Titles include "Fairies Wear Boots", "Snowblind", "Supernaut", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sweet Leaf", "Electric Funeral", and "Children Of The Grave". CD

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✨✧ Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker on front.)

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✨✧ Louie Ramirez & Ray De La PazSabor Con Clase ... CD
Caiman/Uniko (Canada), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Percussionist Louie Ramirez teams up with vocalist Ray De La Paz – and the result definitely has plenty of class! Louie plays vibes and timbales, and the backings have plenty of jazzy elements in the mix – that cut above that we always have loved in the work of Ramirez since the 60s onwards – which really helps Ray sound a bit extra sharp, gliding over the top of the album's strong mix of percussion and horns! There's a bit of 80s keyboards in the mix, but they're much more offset by the acoustic elements – and titles include "Vale La Pena", "La Bikina", "Y Que", "Aguzate", "Simplemente Una Ilusion", "En Un Beso La Vida", and "Que Porque Te Quiero". CD

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✨✧ Savoy BrownRaw Sienna ... LP
Parrot/London, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, guitar, and rhythms all seem tightly tied together – still with the kind of bravado you might expect, and plenty of strong guitar from Kim Simmonds – but also given this focus that's really wonderful, especially when heavy piano lines come into the mix to almost give things a Mose Allison vibe, and added horns open up some currents of soul. A strong cut above the competition – with titles that include "Master Hare", "Needle & Spoon", "A Hard Way To Go", "That Same Feelin", "A Little More Wine", "I'm Crying", "Is That So", and "Stay While The Night Is Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Raw Sienna (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99
 
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France GallPoupee De Cire Poupee De Son (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $21.99
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s material so great – some of the best of the French pop scene at the time, with a sound that's really a cut above on all the numbers here! Backings are by the mighty Alain Gouraguer, who brings in a hip mix of jazz inflections, rocking rhythms, and some of the more sparkling soundtrack elements bubbling in the French 60s scene – all a perfect accompaniment for Gall's catchy girl pop vocals. Titles include "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son", written by Serge Gainsbourg – plus "Le Coeur Qui Jazze", "Le Premier Chagrin D'Amour", "On T'Avait Prevenue", "Dis A Ton Capitaine", "Nounours", "Laisse Tomber Les Filles", and "Bonne Nuit". CD features bonus stereo mixes of "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son" and "Prince Charmant". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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ArtisticsArticulate Artistics ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Sealed ... $14.99
A well-titled set from one of the greatest soul groups to ever come from Chicago – a sublime quartet who had a way of voicing their tunes that was really head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! This killer record showcases The Artistics' genius right from the start – mixing in some deeper soul modes than you might expect from the Windy City side of Brunswick Records – yet still keeping the Chicago contingent firmly in place thanks to production by Carl Davis, arrangements by Sonny Sanders, and a wonderful set of material written by the likes of Eugene Record, Floyd Smith, Marvin Smith, and Gerald Sims. The vocals are wonderful – rawer at some moments than others, which really gives the album a great sense of personality – and titles include their hit "You Left Me", plus "The Other Side Of Sadness", "Fading Memories", "Man With Feeling", "Have No Pity", and "Ain't That The Way It Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Con Funk ShunTo The Max ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best 70s ensemble funk groups to make the transition to 80s groove years! The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries. Vocals are strong too – especially on the numbers that step things down a few notches – and titles include "Ms Got The Body", "Let's Ride & Slide", "Everlove", "Hide & Freak", "You Are The One", "Take It To The Max", "The Freak", and "Love's Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a split on the spine & light wear.)

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DellsLove Connection (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that's still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and the Harris Machine – and some tracks get a Philly groove on, while others stick in a mellower ballad mode that's completely dominated by the group. Niceness abounds, and titles include "Private Property", "God Helps Those", "Don't Trick Me, Treat Me", "Wasted Tears", and "How Can One Man Be So Lucky". CD features a bonus track – a US single edit of "Private Property". CD

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✨✧ Five KeysDream On ... CD
Charly, Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful doo wop work from The Five Keys – pulled from their classic sides of the early 50s, some of the best vocal group material recorded at the time! The group were always a few notches above their contemporaries – and sing with a style there that's a wonderful blend of early harmony and R&B-styled vocals, produced to perfection, with an impeccable studio approach that's much better than most other doo wop sides from the time. Titles include "Dream On", "Dancing Senorita", "I Burned Your Letter", "How Can I Forget You", "Will You", "Wrapped In A Dream", "Bimbo", "Girl You Better Stop It", "Now I Know I Love You", and "Valley Of Love". 24 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie HancockDirectstep ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! A nice copy.)

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IngramWould You Like To Fly (with bonus track) ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1983. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A wicked 80s groove from the mighty Ingram Family! Ingram were one of those groups that actually got better as they got slicker – and by the time of this 1983 release, Butch, James, and William Ingram had had more than enough experience working together and with other artists to really forge a strong sophisticated soul sound. The record's a lot better than many of its group-soul contemporaries' – and it's more of an extension of a 70s harmony group style than it is a throwaway 80s group funk album. The songwriting's a notch above what you'd expect – and the overall soul component is very high. Titles include "Share A Dream", "No One", "Smoothin Groovin", "Spoken Words", and "Groovin On A Groove". CD features the bonus track "Mi Sabrina Tequana". CD

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Galt MacDermot with Seldon PowellSolo Genius Of Seldon Powell ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99
Solo genius is right – as saxophonist Seldon Powell was a key member of so many different groups, always doing a great job in the ensemble – but when he got a chance to solo, he'd really take off and give us something special! This set focuses on all the great moments when Powell was able to contribute a solo to the music of Galt MacDermot – either his indie soundtracks in the post-Hair years, or some of the jazz performances of his New Pulse Jazz Band – of which Powell was a key part, along with drummer Bernard Purdie! Most of these tracks are from the 70s, and some are from MacDermot records that haven't been on CD – a mixture of instrumental numbers with some vocal tracks that feature work by Salome Bey and Nell Carter. Titles include "Crescent City Cry", "Dreams In Her Eyes", "Suzie Moon", "Instant Amor", "Dude All Dude", "Lord Above", "O Little Red Bird", "La Lucha", "The Sun Always Shines For The Cool", and "Pears & Apples". CD

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Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud – beat-y and splashy – maybe more funky than on any othe records under his name, and fitted with fantastically bold work from Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, and the great Nick Mazzarella on alto sax! There's also some turntables from Lefto – but used musically, and not in the kind of heavy-handed way that used to ruin a jazz session a decade or so back – and the group perform titles that include "The Locator", "Above & Beyond", "Venus Rising", "Icy Lightning", "Left Fields", "RFJ III", and "Early Bird Once Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob PernaBob Perna By Request ... LP
Rella, Mid 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Bob Perna was a Chicago trumpter who led a small combo during the 70s out in the western suburbs. He wasn't the greatest player to come out of the city, but his group had a swinging electric sound – thanks to piano work by Danny Long – and they played a crowd-pleasing mix of styles they called "contemporary jazz". What that meant was that the group was a few notches above a lounge group, and could swing equally well in electric soulful numbers and mellow ballads. The former are the best, and include "Ole", "Solutura", and "Filthy McNasty" – which are clearly the standout cuts on the record. Not bad, and with an excellent gatefold cover that tells Bob's story and has a lot of nice 70s photos! LP, Vinyl record album

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StarpointRestless ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Starpoint's one of those groups that always seem to be working a notch or two above most of their 80s contemporaries – and even on this mid-decade set, they're still going strong – bouncing around in upbeat rhythms, catchy hooks, and well-balanced instrumentation. Renee Diggs' vocals still sound great on top of the grooves, and even though the overall sound is moving more towards the charts at the time, Starpoint still keep away from ever getting too commercial. Titles include "Emotions", "Object Of My Desire", "See The Light", "Till The End Of Time", "Don't Take Your Love Away", "Restless", and "What You Been Missing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Third RootReflection Of The Times/Soul Force ... 7-inch
Dinked (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $2.99 12.99
Solid independent hip hop from the ever-reliable DJ Chicken George with producer Adrian Quesada, plus Reggie Coby, D'Shade, Riders Against The Storm, Bavu Blakes & Vocab! "Reflection Of The Times", as you guess from the title, takes on topical concerns in the rhymes by Reggie Coby, but he wisely frames them in a timeless style, as does the production. "Soul Force" is rhymed by what's essentially a Texas hip hop supergroup featuring the above named heroes, and they deliver the goods. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Larry WillisInner Crisis ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few funky albums ever cut as a leader by Larry Willis – a super-hip keyboard player who's best known for his work with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela, but who sounds even better as a leader! This album's a gem all the way through – with a free-thinking soulful sound that's head and shoulders above the rest of the work on Groove Merchant at the time. Players include Harold Vick, Roland Prince, and Eddie Gomez – and the overall groove is an incredible array of soulful rhythms, played by Larry on electric piano, in a mode that makes the record feel like a lost gem from Strata East or Black Jazz. Includes the cuts "Out On The Coast", "153rd Street Theme", "Inner Crisis", and "Bahamian Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerald WilsonFeelin Kinda Blues ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Ahhh . . . Gerald Wilson at the height of his powers – recording here in a mode that could never miss! The group's a jazz orchestra, but it's filled with some of the hippest cats on the west coast in the 60s – soulful soloists who include Anthony Ortega on flute and alto, Curtis Amy on soprano sax, Phil Moore on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – all grooving in tight formation that still allow plenty of space for solos on each tune – even when the group is vamping, romping, and hitting an all-out swinging 60s soul jazz groove! Includes versions of "Freddy Freeloader", "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" – and other titles include "Well Son Shuffle", "Do Anything You Wanna", "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue", and "One On The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s abridged reissue pressing with 10 tracks, including all of the ones listed above. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Edgar WinterTell Me In A Whisper – The Solo Albums 1970 to 1981 (Entrance/Jasmine Dreams/Edgar Winter Albu/Standing On Rock/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $25.99
Four full albums from legendary Texas Rocker Edgar Winter – all of his solo material recorded away from his White Trash group during the 70s, plus bonus tracks too! Winter starts this run with music that's a nice refinement of blues rock roots – sometimes a bit more personal than his group work, at a level that then blossoms into a stretch where Edgar's a surprisingly strong frontman – often a lot more compelling than his sometimes-silly costumes on the covers might imply! The box set comes with big notes that include lots of photos and rare images – and all albums are remastered, and the set comes with bonus material from singles, mono mixes, and other goodies. Titles include "Where Have You Gone", "Fire & Ice", "Re-Entrance", "A Different Game", "Jump Right Out", "Tobacco Road", "One Day Tomorrow", "Little Brother", "Shuffle Low", "Tell Me In A Whisper", "Outa Control", "Sky Train", "All Out", "It's Your Life To Live", "Forever In Love", "Dying To Love", "Above & Beyond", "Star Garbage", "Martians", "Standing On Rock", and "Love Is Everywhere". CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyMercy, Mercy, Mercy! ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If the 60's ever had a "hit" jazz record, it was probably this one! The album's a sparkling live session featuring the trademark soul jazz sounds of the Cannonball Adderley group with Joe Zawinul on acoustic and electric piano, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The tracks have a long soulful groove, with gutbucket solos from the 3 above-mentioned players, and tight live production by a young David Axelrod. Titles include "Sticks", "Hippodelphia", "Sack O Woe", and the classic "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" – a jazz theme that you'll recognize instantly! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol reissue pressing.)
Also available Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ DellsLove Connection ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that's still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and the Harris Machine – and some tracks get a Philly groove on, while others stick in a mellower ballad mode that's completely dominated by the group. Niceness abounds, and titles include "Private Property", "God Helps Those", "Don't Trick Me, Treat Me", "Wasted Tears", and "How Can One Man Be So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker & promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud – beat-y and splashy – maybe more funky than on any othe records under his name, and fitted with fantastically bold work from Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, and the great Nick Mazzarella on alto sax! There's also some turntables from Lefto – but used musically, and not in the kind of heavy-handed way that used to ruin a jazz session a decade or so back – and the group perform titles that include "The Locator", "Above & Beyond", "Venus Rising", "Icy Lightning", "Left Fields", "RFJ III", and "Early Bird Once Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, with inner sleeve and obi.)
Also available Highly Rare ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Spinners2nd Time Around ... LP
VIP, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-Philly magic from The Spinners – a wonderful early album recorded for Motown – done with a heady Detroit sound that's quite different than their later work in the 70s! The album already has the group sounding amazing on the harmonic tip – definitely a cut above the groups that came before them – with that brilliant Spinners ability to harmonize heavily while still hitting a groove! Arrangements are by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van DePitte – all of whom keep things full, but never overblown – presenting music with a perfect polish for the group, but in quite different ways than the later Philly groove. Titles include the classic original version of "It's a Shame", plus "My Lady Love", "Souly Ghost", "Ooh Child", "In My Diary", "My Whole World Ended", "I've Got To Find Myself A Brand New Baby", "Bad Bad Weather", and "Pay Them No Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyMercy, Mercy, Mercy! (7-inch jukebox ep) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
If the 60's ever had a "hit" jazz record, it was probably this one! The album's a sparkling live session featuring the trademark soul jazz sounds of the Cannonball Adderley group with Joe Zawinul on acoustic and electric piano, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The tracks have a long soulful groove, with gutbucket solos from the 3 above-mentioned players, and tight live production by a young David Axelrod. Titles include "Sticks", "Hippodelphia", Fun", and the classic "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" – a jazz theme that you'll recognize instantly! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips and mini LP images! Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownStone By Stone (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great second album from Ikebe Shakedown – easily the group's best work so far, and a real cut above the usual Afro-styled groove! These guys have a great way of laying back in their rhythms – still keeping things funky, but nicely paced too – so that there's a fresh feel to the way they layer together their horns and percussion, and let the keyboards nicely simmer away in the groove! The style's a bit like what El Michels did to more conventional funk groups – with the same sort of super-dope results – and the whole thing was recorded perfectly at the Daptone Studios, with a massively old school sort of vibe. The whole thing's instrumental, and titles include "The Beast", "Rio Grande", "The Offering", "Stone By Stone", "Last Stand", "Dram", "Chosen Path", and "Cover Your Tracks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital album download.)

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... CD
International Anthem/P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud – beat-y and splashy – maybe more funky than on any othe records under his name, and fitted with fantastically bold work from Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, and the great Nick Mazzarella on alto sax! There's also some turntables from Lefto – but used musically, and not in the kind of heavy-handed way that used to ruin a jazz session a decade or so back – and the group perform titles that include "The Locator", "Above & Beyond", "Venus Rising", "Icy Lightning", "Left Fields", "RFJ III", and "Early Bird Once Again". CD
Also available Highly Rare ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ ArtisticsArticulate Artistics ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A well-titled set from one of the greatest soul groups to ever come from Chicago – a sublime quartet who had a way of voicing their tunes that was really head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! This killer record showcases The Artistics' genius right from the start – mixing in some deeper soul modes than you might expect from the Windy City side of Brunswick Records – yet still keeping the Chicago contingent firmly in place thanks to production by Carl Davis, arrangements by Sonny Sanders, and a wonderful set of material written by the likes of Eugene Record, Floyd Smith, Marvin Smith, and Gerald Sims. The vocals are wonderful – rawer at some moments than others, which really gives the album a great sense of personality – and titles include their hit "You Left Me", plus "The Other Side Of Sadness", "Fading Memories", "Man With Feeling", "Have No Pity", and "Ain't That The Way It Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Articulate Artistics ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Average White BandAll The Pieces – The Complete Studio Recordings 1973 to 2003 (19CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 19 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge run of funky soul from The Average White Band – a group who were already well above average at the start, then just got better and better as their music grew during the 70s! The package is the first we've ever seen to honor the group in this way – and includes all their important studio albums, plus lesser-known gems from later years – and 2CDs' worth of rare material too – all in a box with a special 52 page book! Albums include Show Your Hand, How Sweet Can You Get, Average White Band, Put It Where You Want It, Cut The Cake, Soul Searching, Person To Person, Benny & Us, Warmer Communications, Feel No Fret, Shine, Volume VIII, Cupid's In Fashion, Aftershock, Soul Tattoo, and Living In Colour – plus those 2CDs of bonus alternates and rarities! 197 tracks in all – and very nicely done. CD

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✨✧ Build An ArkLove – Part 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A perfect title for a perfect record – especially given all the love we've felt from Build An Ark over the years! The album's a masterpiece through and through – easily the greatest statement ever from this already-amazing band – a contemporary ensemble, but one that we'd seamlessly rank right next to our righteous favorites on labels like Impulse Records, Tribe, or Strata East – with all the political power and sense of social mission those references would imply! The song titles alone will give you a great idea of the beautiful vibe behind Build An Ark – tunes like "Celebrate", "How Do We End All This Madness", "Love Is Everywhere", "World Peace Now", and "This Prayer For The Whole World" – which re-ignite the Love Supreme candle first lit by John Coltrane in the 1960s – burning brightly again in the 21st Century, and almost even more inspiring – given the youthful energy of the group. As always, mainman Carlos Nino deserves a hell of a lot of credit for getting something this great, this right – but the group is also very clearly a collective, and draws amazing energy from members who include Dwight Trible, Kamau Daaood, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Damon Aaron, Jim Lang, and others. In addition to above-mentioned titles, other tunes include "Sweet Thing", "World Music", "More Love", "In The Park", and "Play The Music". CD

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✨✧ OddiseeOdd Tape (with bonus download) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A top-quality instrumentals set from Oddisee – nothing odd about the strength of material here, as he's one of the most consistent producers of his era! The Odd Tape is exceptionally good headphones music, held together by the beatcraft with strains of anthemic soul in the DNA, sputtering drums, bursts of synth and more melodic keys and other elements, done with all around attention to detail that's above and beyond. It really does feel like a batch of instrumental songs, as opposed to a collection of beats. Titles include "Alarmed", "Right Side Of The Bed", "The Breakthrough", "On The Table", "Sliver Lining", "Out At Night", "Long Way Home", "Still Sleeping and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Throttle Elevator Music with Kamasi WashingtonThrottle Elevator Music IV ... LP
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The best album so far from Throttle Elevator music – thanks to some fantastic saxophone from Kamasai Washington! The group was always pretty good before – but this time around, they really rise above their past – and also have Washington handling all the arrangements on the record, which gives them a spiritual sound we never would have expected! Core group members include Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery on guitars and piano, Mike Hughes on drums, and Erik Jekabson on flugelhorn and trumpet – but the presence of Washington is what really seals the deal, on tracks that include "Gibraltar Road", "We Can Work With That", "Sweet Spot", "No One To Vote For", "Boeske Trail", and "Throwing The Switch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyMercy, Mercy, Mercy! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1966. Used ... $9.99
If the 60's ever had a "hit" jazz record, it was probably this one! The album's a sparkling live session featuring the trademark soul jazz sounds of the Cannonball Adderley group with Joe Zawinul on acoustic and electric piano, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The tracks have a long soulful groove, with gutbucket solos from the 3 above-mentioned players, and tight live production by a young David Axelrod. Titles include "Sticks", "Hippodelphia", "Sack O Woe", and the classic "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" – a jazz theme that you'll recognize instantly! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Boom BipBlue Eyed In The Red Room (with bonus 3 inch CD) ... CD
Lex (UK), 2005. Used 2CD ... $5.99
Electro grooves built from analogue instrumentation – another ambitious album from Warp subsidiary Lex Records – home to nearly-great hip hop albums by Danger Mouse & Jemini and Prince Po! With the exception of the really cool packaging, Boom Bip's album bears little in common with the above mentioned efforts – those being forward-looking hip hop, and this being quite tough to categorize – which by the way is a complement. It's a really hypnotic wave of unearthly, but warm instrumental soundscapes with occasional spare vocals. It's in the vein of Four Tet's work, but it's still very much Boom Bip's own animal. Guest vocalists include Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys and Nina Nastasia. Tracks include "Cimple", "The Move", "Do's & Don'ts", "Girl Toy", "Dumb Day", "Eyelashings", "Soft & Open", "One Eye Round The Warm Corner", "Aplomb" and "The Matter (Of Our Discussion)" featuring Nina Nastasia. CD
(Out of print. In the die-cut slipcase.)

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Chapter 8Chapter 8 ... LP
Ariola, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The first album from Chapter 8 – a set that's probably best remembered for introducing the world to Anita Baker, but one that's also pretty darn great on its own! Chapter 8 have a sharply soulful focus, one that takes them a bit above some of the other mainstream ensembles of the time – a balance of grooving rhythms and deeper feelings that's just about perfect – about at the level you might get from Maze or LTD, two other groups who both sported equally soulful lead singers! Gerald Lyles sings the male parts alongside Anita, and the blend is perfect – one that should have made the record even bigger than it was at the time, but maybe all that much better, since the lack of hit quality really keeps things fresh. Titles include the singles "Ready For Your Love" and "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl", plus "Don't You Like It", "Let's Get Together", "Come & Boogie", "I Go Disco", and "We Need Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a minor stain & a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ DellsBreezy Ballads & Tender Tunes ... LP
Solid Smoke, Mid 50s/Mid 60s/1984. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice collection of some of The Dells' best work from the earlier years – including some previously unissued numbers, and a few great singles – all put together with the top-shelf quality of the Solid Smoke label! The scope of work here is great – and even at this early point, The Dells were far and above one of the greatest harmony groups of their generation – a doo wop ensemble who grew to reach out strongly during the soul years – as you'll hear in the evolution traced through these tunes. Tracks include "Oh What A Nite", "Dreams Of Contentment", "Now I Pray", "Pain In My Heart", "Why Do You Have To Go", "Dry Your Eyes", "Rain", "Don't Tell Nobody", and "Stay In My Corner." A total of 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Hard Drivers with Vivian LeeSince I Was A Little Girl/Straight Talk ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Vivian Lee's a hell of a singer, and she's right out front here – soaring above the fast funk grooves by the Hard Drivers – who are a group who definitely earn their name! The tune's a mixture of funky soul and club – and it's backed by the slower-moving "Straight Talk" – a song that really showcases Vivian's deep soul style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair bit of singles for the label too! Besides a tie to the O'Jays, the Saru label also had a tight, well-chosen roster – one that really helped make Cleveland a hotbed for sweet soul at the time – easily competing with the hippest singers and groups from Philly, New York, and New Jersey – thanks to a string of excellent 45s on both the Saru imprint, and related Horoscope Records! As usual with Numero, the whole package is filled with fantastic details and photos that are as compelling as the music itself – and as for the music, this time around the Numero folks really get to the heart of the matter with a non-stop array of excellent material – not unreleased tapes, but killer 45s that really show Saru as a hell of a great soul label during its short run of records. Titles include "For The Rest Of My Life" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cry" by The Out Of Sights, "I Believe" and "Are You Man Enough" by Sir Stanely, "Stand In For Love" and "Love's Needed" by Pandella Kelly, "Come Back Boy" and "The Last Time" by The Ba-Roz, "Bound" and "I Remember You" by Ponderosa Twins, "Just To Be With You" and "Got To Make It Right" by Elements, "Can't Make It Without You" by Michael Bell, "Got To Get My Broom Out" by David Peoples, "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, and "Now He's Home" and "Shattered Man" by The O'Jays. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP 23.99

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair bit of singles for the label too! Besides a tie to the O'Jays, the Saru label also had a tight, well-chosen roster – one that really helped make Cleveland a hotbed for sweet soul at the time – easily competing with the hippest singers and groups from Philly, New York, and New Jersey – thanks to a string of excellent 45s on both the Saru imprint, and related Horoscope Records! As usual with Numero, the whole package is filled with fantastic details and photos that are as compelling as the music itself – and as for the music, this time around the Numero folks really get to the heart of the matter with a non-stop array of excellent material – not unreleased tapes, but killer 45s that really show Saru as a hell of a great soul label during its short run of records. Titles include "For The Rest Of My Life" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cry" by The Out Of Sights, "I Believe" and "Are You Man Enough" by Sir Stanely, "Stand In For Love" and "Love's Needed" by Pandella Kelly, "Come Back Boy" and "The Last Time" by The Ba-Roz, "Bound" and "I Remember You" by Ponderosa Twins, "Just To Be With You" and "Got To Make It Right" by Elements, "Can't Make It Without You" by Michael Bell, "Got To Get My Broom Out" by David Peoples, "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, and "Now He's Home" and "Shattered Man" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Late Night ScienceMr Krime Presents Late Night Science – Automatic Funk EP ... 12-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lean, crisp and bouncing EP of future funky synth grooves – rooted in 80s boogie soul influences, and a surefire dancefloor today! Mr Crime/Late Night Science go above and beyond the call of duty, giving a much richer sound than some of the minimalist 80s style groovers out there, bring in things like vocoder funk vocals on couple tunes, sax, and other touches that go a few steeps deeper. Includes "Automatic Funk", "Moonbeams", "Birkeland Currents", "Let Me Be The One" wtih Azteka and "Secret Crush" with Natalie Oliveri. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 2 – 21 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of rare sweet soul from the late 60s and early 70s – one with a strong focus on male vocals and harmony tunes, all put together with a great late nite sort of feel! The quality level of this one is way above lots of other dodgy sets on the market – and the folks at Latin Soul have chosen a beautiful batch of deep-burning tunes – recorded in a variety of different scenes at the time, but picked with an especial ear for the kind of tracks that play big for the west coast sweet soul crowd! The whole thing's got a real super-dope feel – one in which "sweet" means "heartbreaking" and "personal" – not cloying and child-like. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "I'm Not Like The Others" by Little Jimmy Gandy, "Untrue Woman" by Debonaires, "True Love Will Never Die" by Apple & The Three Oranges, "Shady Side Of Town" by Talisman, "Send Me Some Sugar Baby" by Duke Turner, "Keep On Walking" by Main Attraction, "Leave It Like It Is" by The Steelers, "Story Of My Life" by Emulations, "Break Your Promise" by Chicago Gangsters, and "Things That A Lady Ain't Supposed To Do" by Four Dynamics. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerYou Can't Go Home Again/Best Thing For You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Verve, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
2 CD set of the albums "You Can't Go Home Again" and "The Best Thing For You", as well as 9 bonus tracks! A surprisingly great electric session by Chet Baker from the 70s – and a record that's got a bit more force and power than most of his other sets at the time! The format here is a bit tighter and more focused than Baker's recordings for CTI from the period – with electric piano from Kenny Barron or Richie Beirach on all tracks, plus guitar on 3 of the album's 4 tracks, and a fair bit of other horns to flesh out the overall sound. The approach isn't exactly funky, but it's quite driving at times – and Baker's work on trumpet is more sharply pronounced in the setting – a bit bolder and less sorry for itself, with a majesty that rises above the potentially-cluttered feel of the set to take its own at the top. Titles are all long – and include "Love For Sale", "Un Poco Loco", "You Can't Go Home Again", and "El Morro". Lost material by Chet Baker – recorded for his late 70s album You Can't Go Home Again, and released in this special package after his untimely death in 1988. As with the album that did get released, there's a focus here that's a nice change from some of Baker's looser European material of later years – a sense of Chet's presence and phrasing that comes through quite strongly, and which is supported here by a sensitive group of top-shelf accompanists who include Paul Desmond, Kenny Barron, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. The set features a great 17 minute take on "El Morro" by arranger/producer Don Sebesky – plus the tracks "Oh You Crazy Moon", "If You Could See Me Now", "The Best Thing For You", and "You've Changed". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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