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Venus All StarsVenus Jazz Night – Isola Jazz Festival ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A beautiful live performance – recorded in Italy, but by a group of musicians who record for Japan's Venus Records label – easily one of the classiest jazz imprints of the past decade or two! And as a further twist, a number of the artists here are American – which makes the whole thing a great trans-national performance, handled with energy to match! Yet even without all of that pedigree, the music is wonderful in and of itself – long tracks that seem to bring even more of an edge to the usual Venus presentation – especially in the rhythmic department, which can sometimes be a bit more subtle on the label's studio recordings. The group features lots of heavy work on the bottom – bassists Aldo Zunino and Nicola Barbon, drummers Roberto Facchinetti and Byron Landham, and percussionist Ernesttico – and strong solos are by Jerry Weldon on tenor and Massimo Farao on piano. There's also a few vocal moments – with singers who include Daria Toffali, Joyce Yuille, and Denise King – and titles include "Estrada Branca", "Theme From Mash", "Get Up", "September Song", "Sunny", "Triste", "O Amor Em Paz", and "Teach Me Tonight". CD

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✨✧ Venus DodsonNight Rider (with bonus track) ... CD
RFC/Sustain, 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring club classic from Venus Dodson – and a set that's maybe equally well-known for its strong production work from clubby maestros Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess – who each handled one side of the album! The tunes build beautifully with all those well-crafted, deeply soulful styles you'd know from the underground work by Adams and Burgess – and Venus provides the perfect forward talents for the grooves – really giving them focus and energy, even though most numbers are long enough for lots of cool instrumental flourishes too! "Shining" is a great standout cut here – almost a tighter take on the funky club of the P&P label – and other cuts include "It's My Turn", "Night Rider", "Where Are We Headed", and "He Said She Said". CD features the bonus track "Shining (Tee Scott mix)". CD

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✨✧ Ari BrownVenus ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Cassandra ComplexMoscow Idaho/Behond Belief/David Venus ... 12-inch
Rouska (UK), 1985. Very Good- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has call letters in pen and a sheet of notes taped to the front, and some notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ CheekVenus (Sunshine People) (orig, dj gregory mix, i:cube remix) ... 12-inch
Versatile (France), 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Versatile sleeve.)

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Galactic ExplorersEpitaph For Venus ... LP
Mental Experience (Spain), New Copy (reissue)... About April 6, 2018 (delayed)
Wonderfully free-wheeling sounds from this hip German trio – maybe not one of the biggest groups of the Krautrock generation, but one who definitely earn their name with the music on this album! The set's got a long-spun approach to the tunes, which are all quite long – layers of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, minimoog, Hammond organ, "Lunatron", and other electronics – mixed with some slight effects, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a very evocative, all-instrumental blend of keyboard sounds and styles – as they spin out beautifully in ways that really build a bridge to the sky! Titles include "Lunarscape", "Ethereal Jazz", and "Venus Rising". LP, Vinyl record album

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MorningstarVenus ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Shocking BlueVenus/Hot Sand ... 7-inch
Colossus, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Galactic ExplorersEpitaph For Venus ... CD
Mental Experience (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully free-wheeling sounds from this hip German trio – maybe not one of the biggest groups of the Krautrock generation, but one who definitely earn their name with the music on this album! The set's got a long-spun approach to the tunes, which are all quite long – layers of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, minimoog, Hammond organ, "Lunatron", and other electronics – mixed with some slight effects, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a very evocative, all-instrumental blend of keyboard sounds and styles – as they spin out beautifully in ways that really build a bridge to the sky! Titles include "Lunarscape", "Ethereal Jazz", and "Venus Rising". CD

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✨✧ Koffee BrownMars/Venus ... LP
Arista, 2001. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
16 tracks in all including skits. Titles include "Weekend Thing", "After Party", "Chick On Da Side", "Blackout", "All Those Fancy Things", "Quickie", "Hater's Disease", "Qualified" and "Do U See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)
 
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Harry AllenFrench Lullaby (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $52.99
Tenorist Harry Allen serves up a great French lullaby of his own – crafted together from the work of famous Parisian songwriters like Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, and others – and delivered here in a small combo instrumental mode! The setting is great – as Allen's deep tenor is balanced with the guitar of Jacob Fisher, which makes for a different presentation than a piano might have given the record – as Hans Beckenroth provides bass and Kristian Leth handles drums – all in a well-recorded ate that's up to the standard that we've come to love from Venus Records. Titles include "I Will Wait For You", "The Summer Knows", "Chateau En Suede", "I Wish You Love", "My Way", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dezron DouglasSoul Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $52.99
Bassist Dezron Douglas is always a name we look for on a record – and although this set is one of the few he's ever given us as a leader, his playing and approach never let us down! For the set, Douglas revisits a number of older soul tracks, but in a way that's completely instrumental – much more complicated than the 60s soul jazz modes you might expect from title, with a wonderfully changing sense of rhythm and flow that's abetted by work from Donald Brown on piano and Willie Jones III on drums – both working at a level that matches their own great records as leaders. Saxophonist Jimmy Greene blows both tenor and soprano sax on the album – adding an important voice over the top – and titles include "I Want You", "Tears Of A Clown", "Cupid", "Ooh Baby Baby", and "So Amazing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland HannaApres Un Reve ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $13.99
Shame about the cover, but cheescake nudie image aside, the album's got all the poise, class, and grace you'd expect in some other classics from pianist Roland Hanna – a player who already attained majesty in his music, long before he started adding "Sir" to his name! There's a fair bit of classical numbers here, used as surprising vehicles for jazz expression by Hanna – not the usual "jazz meets classical" vibe that stays very faithful to the structure of the original compositions – but more just a basic inspiration for improvisational melodies, played by the trio in a way that has Roland's piano strongly out in the lead, with subtle accompaniment from Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Titles include "Prelude", "Like Grains Of Sand", "Serenade", "Apres Un Reve", "Based On Gustav", and "Going Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HigginsDon't Smoke In Bed ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2000. Used ... $18.99
There's no harp on this record, despite the cover image – but the set does feature some great work on strings from guitarist John Pizzarelli, who makes a great addition to the Eddie Higgins trio! But in fact, it's not really a standard trio date at all – as Pizzarelli's guitar doesn't join the trio, so much as replace the drums – leaving Eddie's piano and the bass of Jay Leonhart to handle the rest of the music – rhythm between the two of them while John's playing a melody, and a bit vice-versa – if that makes any sense. The guitar/piano lines have none of the hoke you might find in the sort of session trying to recreate some Peterson/Ellis charm – as Eddie's very much his own man here, shaping the tunes with his mature, masterful touch on the piano. Titles include "Black Coffee", "Golden Earrings", "That Old Feeling", "Close Your Eyes", "Something Cool", "Where Or When", and "Too Marvelous For Words". CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve KuhnPlays Standards ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ted Rosenthal TrioKing & I ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... $16.99
... CD

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Hideaki YoshiokaMoment To Moment ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2000. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisLast Time I Saw Paris (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm trio work from pianist Barry Harris – working here with George Mraz on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! The set's got an understated groove that suits Harris' piano nicely – perfect for those flowing tones that Barry always brings best to his ballad work, balanced by a few more upbeat numbers that have a slightly boppish quality. Titles include a sublime reading of "Dancing In The Dark" – a perfect showcase for Harris' lyrical touch – plus "Remember", "Oblivion", "Round Midnight", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", and "Bag's Groove". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Steve NelsonEasy Living ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Vibist Steve Nelson is in a slightly different setting here than on some of his other recent records – running through a set of familiar standards in a laidback way, yet still handling them with that remarkably bold strike on the vibes that always makes his music so unique! The group's got a nicely warm vibe – Massimo Farao on piano, Aldo Zunino on bass, and Byron Landham on drums – and although Farao gets in some nice solos, Nelson's clearly the main attraction – as he makes these tunes explode with chromatic hues, but in an easygoing way! The whole thing's another example of why Steve's been one of our favorite vibes players for years – and titles include "Easy Living", "East Of The Sun", "Samba De Orfeu", "Beautiful Friendship", and "Lady Be Good" – plus Steve's original "Blues Up". CD
 
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Alessandro Alessandroni, Marco Di Marco, Franco TaLa Natura E L'Uomo ... LP
Nereide/Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A beautiful little record, and one that's got way more heart and soul to offer than you might expect from the rather understated packaging – which hides an album that's full of sparkling 70s keyboard magic! The music here is by a mix of Italian soundtrack and jazz talents – the latter of whom bring some sounds that are especially groovy, served up on both acoustic piano and lots of sweet electric keyboards! The great Marco Di Marco contributes four numbers – including two takes on "Long Drink", "Prima Giochi", and the tune "Ivana" – a nice bossa nova track. Other titles include "Aria Aperta" by Franco Tonani, "Venus" and "Bassa Marea" by Alessandro Alessancroni, "Pescatori" by Kema, and "Protozoi" by Amedeo Tommasi. LP, Vinyl record album

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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD

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Mladen FrankoAmazing Space (Amazing Space Vol 1/Amazing Space Vol 2) ... CD
Sonoton/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of totally wonderful albums from sound library composer Mladen Franko – both originally released by the Sonoton label in Germany, and presented here as a single CD! Franko's less well-known than some of his bigger European contemporaries, but has a similarly deft hand with a groove in this setting – an ability to focus quickly on a key rhythm part and hip instrumental twist, with an especially strong approach to keyboards – which range from Rhodes-y groovy to spacey moogy! Mladen played all the instruments himself, but the overall feel is more in a classic sound library studio mode – and although both records were issued in 1980, they have a sound that's much more mid 70s overall. Titles include "Venus & Aquarius", "Back From Wonderland", "Sound Safari", "Wind In Your Hair", "Midnight Party", "Yellow Baloon", "Melancholy Girl", "Lazy Daisy", "Leading Star", and "Clown Town". CD

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... LP
Epic, 1999. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Eddie HigginsPortrait In Black & White ... CD
Sunnyside, 1996. Used ... $14.99
An understated gem recorded early in the comeback years of Eddie Higgins on Venus Records – exactly the kind of date that showed the world that the pianist still had plenty to offer in his later years! The album's got a simple, unassuming approach that digs deeply into the vibe Eddie first picked up in his 50s years on the Chicago scene – piano trio grooving that's never too forced, lyrical one minute, swinging the next – with support from Don Wilner on bass and James Martin on drums. Titles include "Pavane", "Vocalise", "Liebslied", "Siciliano", "Just In Time", "Danny Boy", and "Retrato Em Branco E Preto". CD
(Out of print.)

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Langley Schools Music ProjectInnocence & Despair ... LP
Gammon/Bar None, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A very strange little album – one of those records that was created without any interest in an audience – but which has gone on to become the stuff of legend over time! The set features vocal performances by a group of rural school students recorded in the mid 70s – often performing alongside just a bit of sad-tinged piano or guitar, as they deliver these surprisingly compelling versions of songs from their generation – tunes by David Bowie, Wings, The Beach Boys, and others – in versions that are completely different than the originals. The whole thing's about as strange as you can imagine – and has had a huge amount of attention and followers over the years. Titles include "Band On The Run", "God Only Knows", "Space Oddity", "Venus & Mars", "Wildfire", and "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft". LP, Vinyl record album

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Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... CD
International Anthem/P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
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". CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... $3.99
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". CD also features 4 bonus tracks, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou ReedAnimal Serenade (3LP set) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sire/Warner, 2003. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99
An extended live album, recorded at the Wiltern in 2003 – with tracks that include "Advice", "Smalltown", "Call On Me", "Set The Twilight Reeling", "How Do You Think It Feels", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Heroin", "Candy Says", "Venus In Furs", "Dirty Blvd", "Sunday Morning", "The Day John Kennedy Died", and "Street Hassle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing!)

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RezillosFlying Saucer Attack – The Complete Recordings 1977 to 1979 (Can't Stand The Rezillos/Mission Accomplished But The Beat Goes On/bonus track ... CD
Sire/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
The full recorded work of The Rezillos – one of those punk-era bands who weren't really punk, but who'd drunk a lot of the same sort of energy too – served up here in a package that includes two full albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Can't Stand The Rezillos – a record with guitars fast and hard enough to almost be late 70s punk rock, but which often comes off with a more playful, whimsical new wave sort of approach! Tracks are short and hook-heavy – produced by Bob Clearmountain with that razor-edged quality he brought to his best work of the time – and the trading off of lead vocals between Fay Fife and Eugene Reynolds makes the record hang nicely in a space between Blondie and The Ramones! Titles include "Flying Saucer Attach", "No", "Top Of The Pops", "2000 AD", "It Gets Me", "Glad All Over", and "Cold Wars". Next is Mission Accomplished – a fierce little live set from The Rezillos – one that comes as quite a surprise, since the group had only issued one studio set before – but a great choice overall, as the live setting really seems to set them on fire! Things here are harder, faster, and sharper than on their debut – with more punk speed and energy in the guitars, even if the songs themselves are more in a power pop mode – as tuneful as they are quick-moving! The concert was actually the group's last – recorded at a time when they'd announced a breakup – and that maybe gives the whole thing an urgency that was missing before, and which really makes us wish they'd kept recording. Titles include "Top Of The Pops"," Mystery Action", "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite", "Thunderbirds Are Go", "No", "Teenbeat", "Ballroom Blitz", "Destination Venus", and "Culture Shock". CD features lots of bonus tracks from singles – including "Destination Venus", "20000 Rezillos Under The Sea", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Flying Saucer Attack (7" version)", and "Good Sculptures (7" version)" – plus "Flying Saucer Attack (live)", "Cold Wars (live)", and "Twist & Shout (live)". CD

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Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful fusion of Patrice Rushen – and Robb handles much of the music himself on a variety of instruments, and also sings vocals – but in the best collaborative Cali spirit, he also opens the door to work with help from The Waters, Sandra St Victor, Juliet Roberts, Gina Foster, and Elisabeth Troy – all artists who lend a great sense of vocal spirit to the album. The set's nice and long – with a great mix of interludes and full songs – and titles include "Neptune Atmosphere", "Rotary Love", "Keep On", "Essaouira Wind", "Siren", "Negative Pleasures", "Hummingbird", "California Suite Revue", and "Venus In Virgo". CD

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✨✧ Seksu RobaSeksu Roba ... LP
Crippled Dick (Germany), 2000. Very Good ... $6.99
A tasty new one! Seksu Roba mix together modern electronics, older funky breaks, and melodic riffs that remind us of a thousand soundtracks from days gone by. The album's got a simple elegance that's just great – with no real vocals apart from the occasional stray sample, and a very unified mix of grooves that's perfectly pleasing from start to finish. Kind of in the retro-electro mode, but with a voice that's all its own – and a simplicity that's really refreshing! Titles include "Cha Cha On The Moon", "Space Race", "Venus Mysterious", "Velvet Star", "Crystal Garden", and "Theme From Psychoholica". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... 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
Also available Highly Rare ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Spotnicks/Russ Garcia/Ron GoodwinOut Of This World (Music In Orbit/Fantastica) ... CD
El (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Space age pop galore – from a trio of very groovy sources! The Spotnicks start out the set with three cool guitar instrumentals – "Telstar", "Moonshot", and "Rocket Man" – done in their great blend of Ventures guitar modes and offbeat Joe Meek production styles – with a sound that's years ahead of its time! Next is the excellent album Out Of This World – from Brit arranger Ron Goodwin, with production by the legendary George Martin! The album was billed as Music In Orbit here in the US – and is a wonderful album of space-age easy listening! The album features no electronics, but Goodwin's use of soaring strings is somewhere between the Fantastic Planet soundtrack and some of the later moogy albums in the 60s. Scoring is richly sophisticated, with a complicated approach to the material that would befit a high-end 50s sci-fi soundtrack – made even better by the excellent cover, which features a beautiful purple painting of a rocket blasting off of a planet in space. The whole thing's perhaps a bit more romantic than spooky, but the mood changes nicely from track to track to keep things fresh. Titles include "The Moon", "The Venus Waltz", "Mercury Gets The Message", "The Sun", "Jumping Jupiter", and "Martians On Parade". Last up is Russ Garcia's Fantastica – one of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing full orchestrations with some great electronics handled by Ted Keep, all in a format that replicates a journey through the universe – with stops at lots of unusual galaxies along the way! The album's got a great mix of complicated strings and woodwinds, which offset the spooky electronics nicely – and although playful, the record also represents some of Garcia's most serious scoring on record. Titles include "Into Space", "Nova", "Monster's Of Jupiter", "Red Sands Of Mars", and "Moon Rise". CD

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✨✧ Mateusz SwiecickiHalo Wenus (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dig space age sounds? Then you're going to find plenty to love here – in a record that's filled with sweet keyboard instrumentals, odd electronics, and lots of lovely little melodies – all brought together in a record that easily transports the listener to the planet Venus! The approach here is a bit like some of the best German sci fi soundtrack work by Peter Thomas and Ingfried Hoffmann at the end of the 60s – but also has some of the playful electronics of the German new wave from later years, particularly the work of Der Plan – but there's also something really special to the set, which is both experimental and groovy at the same time – recorded in relatively obscurity for Polish Radio in the early 70s, and finally getting proper release! Instrumentation includes this wonderful blend of Arp Odyssey and Yamaha Organ – instruments used alongside more familiar bass and drums, which are focused enough to create the right sort of rhythms for most tracks – never making for overdone groovers or too-fast tunes, with a pace that's maybe in the best Perrey-Kingsley mode. Titles include "Gin Mill On Crater", "Hello Venus", "Space Jam", "Electro Cats", "War Of Giants", "Sunbird Waltz", "Galactic Bridge", and "Astro Clock". CD features two bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ DeodatoPrelude/Deodato 2 ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from Deodato – back to back on a single high-quality CD! First up is Prelude – a legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – where his sophisticated charts were already enough to make his career a landmark – but in the following decade he picked up the Fender Rhodes, and really took off in a great new direction with classic records like this! The set's a wonderful blend of larger charts and jazzy soloing – with sublime Rhodes lines from the leader, plus a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation in the best CTI mode – underscored by percussion from both Ray Barretto and Airto. The features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". Deodato 2 is filled with funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Sven LibaekSolar Flares ... LP
Peer/Votary (Australia), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of a sweet Italian soundtrack – but also with a flowing groove that seems to draw both from bossa nova and west coast jazz of previous years, yet turn these influences into a whole new sound entirely. Most of the tunes are small combo, and feature reeds from Don Burrows and Erroll Buddle, guitar from George Golla, and vibes from the amazing John Sangster – all wrapped up by Sven with an approach that's almost effortless at times – never too forced, nor too slick – and a fair bit different than music of this type coming from other hemispheres in the 70s! Titles include "Solar Flares", "Stella Maris", "Lift Off", "Destination Omega 3", "Space Walk", "Meteoric Rain", "Quasars", "No Flowers On Venus", and "In Nebular Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Nina MirandaFreedom Of Movement ... CD
Six Degrees, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You might remember Nina Miranda for her great work with Da Lata years ago – but since that time, she's only evolved even more as an artist – to a point where she's really finding her voice here in a freshly creative way! The record's got a very compelling mix of acoustic and electric elements – some of the beats you might expect, but also mixed with more live percussion, and even some field recordings and other elements that really create a deeper texture of sound next to Nina's lovely vocals. The record also features help from some great talents from the underground – including Kassin, Chris Franck, Xaver Fischer, and others who've helped bridge the gap between Brazilian roots and 21st Century expression. Titles include "Marsh Mellow Dreams", "Whole Of London", "Megalopolis", "The Cage", "Silken Horse", "Capoeira 2020", "Play", "Amazonia Amor", "Soundtrack To Venus Night Boat", and "The Surfer". CD

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✨✧ Mayo ThompsonCorky's Debt To His Father (plus bonus 7" single) ... LP
Drag City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary album from Mayo Thompson – pared down with more of an outsider folk rock vibe after the freaky psych of the first couple Red Krayola – and ultimately just as trailblazing! Mayo's voice and skewed songcraft are front and center, though there's piano, organ, fiddle, slide guitar, bass and drums coming in and out, too, but whether or not it was forthright goal, Mayo's weird lyricism is the star of the show, and you can hear the influence this record had on myriad underground rock figures in the decades that followed! Includes "The Lesson", "Oyster Thin", "Horses", "Dear Betty Baby", "Venus In The Morning", "To Black Legs", "Good Brisk Blues", "Around The Home" and "Worried Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch single with "Woof" and "Sergei McUgly".)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Verve, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice gatefold pressing – with the original peel-off banana sticker on the cover!)

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✨✧ John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta, & OthersMan Who Fell To Earth – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Universal (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
David Bowie's on the cover, but the music here is from a much wider array of musical sources – in a surprising array of instrumental and vocal tracks that really live up to the madness of the famous film! The key contributor here is John Phillips – who not only gives us some excellent vocal tracks that are in the manner of his Wolfking album, but also handles a few instrumental numbers that are pretty compelling – and offset by more offbeat percussion tracks by Stomu Yamashta, who's the other key artist on the original material! There's also some familiar pop moments from Louis Armstrong and the Kingston Trio – but most of the music is original. Titles include "America", "Jazz", "Rhumba Boogie", "Space Capsule", "Desert Shack", "Window", "Alberto", "Liar Liar", "Jazz II", and "Bluegrass Breakdown" by John Phillips; "Poker Dice", "Wind Words", "Mandala", "One Way", "Memory Of Hiroshima", and "33 1/3" by Stomu Yamashta; "Venus" and "Mars" by The Bournemouth Symphony; "Love Is Coming Back" by Genevive Waite; and "Blueberry Hill" by Louis Armstrong. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shocking BlueAt Home (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Music On Vinyl, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest groups to ever come from the Dutch scene of the 60s – a group who were raised on the same heady mix of soul and blues as the UK beat groups of their generation – but one who were also willing to open up into some trippier touches too! Case in point is the very cool use of sitar or organ a few tracks here – never in a way that's overdone, but which brings in a sweet Eastern flair next to some of the grittier guitars – which themselves are also pretty darn great, thanks to the group's chunky rocking groove! Lyrics are all in English, and you've no doubt heard their classic "Venus" – served up here alongside other great cuts that include "Boll Weevil", "Acka Raga", "Love Machine", "California Here I Come", "Poor Boy", and "Love Buzz". Bonus tracks include "Hot Sand", "Harley Davidson", "Wild Wind", and "Fireball Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Liszt/Enesco/Wagner/SmetanaRhapsody – Hungarian Rhapsodies No 2/Roumanian Rhapsodies Op 11 No 1/Tannhauser (Overture & Venusberg Music)/Tristan Und Isolde (Prelude)/M ... CD
RCA, 1960/1961. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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WagnerTannhauser (Overture & Venusberg Music)/Magic Fire Music/Siegfried's Rhine Journey – Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". CD

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✨✧ ActarusAtlas UFO Robot (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rhino (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool tracks for a 70s Italian cartoon – done in a way that's a lot more rockish than you might expect! Lyrics are all Italian, and most tunes have a vibe that's playful, but filled with fuzzy guitar too – almost glammish in approach, but with lots of other unusual elements taking place in the mix! A few tunes even pick up some disco in the rhythms, which furthers the great mix of modes – and titles include "Procton", "Vega", "Goldrake", "Pianeta Terra", "Atlas UFO Robot", "Venusia", and "Rigel". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary on 180 gram colored vinyl – hand-numbered limited edition – in a cool poster cover!)
 
 
 



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