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Love TractorThemes From Venus ... LP
DB, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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✨✧ Sadakazu Tabata & Avan-Garde 12Venus – Drumming Beat Pops ... LP
Union (Japan), Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Totally cool – a Japanese instrumental album that's a lot more funky than you'd guess from the "avan-garde" group name – led by drummer Sadakazu Tabata, on versions of "Let It Be", "Venus", "Travelin Band", "Love Grows", "Ma Belle Ame", and "Instant Karma". LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe FarnsworthMy Heroes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Drummer Joe Farnsworth pays tribute to the greats of the 50s and 60s – Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and others – in a smoking set that features his longtime musical companions Eric Alexander on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Nat Reeves on bass! There's a vibe here that's different than other recent dates from this well-matched team – as the players are definitely trying to skew their sounds differently with each number dedicated to a different drummer – especially Alexander and Mabern, who really match Farnsworth's energy as he changes things up. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Two Bass Hit", "Reflection", "George's Dilemma", and "Cute". CD

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✨✧ Francesco CafisoNew York Lullaby ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work by a relative newcomer – alto saxophonist Franceso Cafiso, recorded here in a wonderful setting with backing by a trio that features David Hazeltine on piano, David Williams on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums! The album's got the strength of spirit of some of Hazeltine and Farnsworth's recent work for the Japanese Venus label – a style that's almost a return to classic jazz recording from the 50s and 60s, yet which also opens up with a warmer sound and a range of longer tracks that really expand the soul of the record. Cafiso's tone is warm and well-blown – never too overly-adventurous, but very well placed in the context of the strength of the trio. Titles include "Reflections", "Estate", "What's New", "Speak Low", "Imagination", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and "My Old Flame". CD

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✨✧ Roland HannaMilano Paris New York – Finding John Lewis ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a tribute to the talents of John Lewis – played by pianist Roland Hanna, a musician who's definitely inherited some of the grace and class that are part of the Lewis legacy! Many of the tunes here are Lewis originals from his famous years with the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a few others are Hanna-penned numbers that ring out with a similar sort of sophistication – carefully-chosen notes that fit together with a great sense of tone and timing, even though quite subtle – carried off well with help from George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. Titles include "Perugia", "Portrait Of John Lewis", "Django", "Skating In Central Park", "Afternoon In Paris", and "Milano". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsSouvenirs ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
A Phil Woods album that's as upbeat and colorful as its cover – one of those great overlooked later recordings by Phil, of the sort that always make digging through his catalog so rewarding! Woods has a great sense of swing here – but one that's never too formulaic or forced – a very organic, spontaneous groove that seems to come strongly from company that includes Brian Lynch on trumpet, Jim McNeely on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. Titles include the groovy "CK's Bossa", plus "Peer Pressure", "Song For Sisyphus", "Souvenir", and "Ballad For Hank". CD
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Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. Used ... $10.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD

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Lee MorganRumproller (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $6.99
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. Plus, this CD reissue features a bonus track – Shorter's "Venus Di Mildew", a great composition! CD

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Gimmer NicholsonChristopher Idyll (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 29.98
A dream of a guitar record from the Memphis scene of the late 60s – recorded as one of the first albums on the Ardent Records label, but never issued at the time – although done in a style that's a lot more like some of the guitar explorations by John Fahey or Robbie Basho on the Takoma label, with maybe some of the trippy qualities Vanguard albums by Peter Walker or Sandy Bull! Gimmer Nicholson never got the due of any of those artists, but his playing here fits right in with their better-known legacies – really evocative, expressive, almost experimental work on acoustic guitar – shimmering with almost ocean-like tones as waves of sound, and with special fingering that's quite different than traditional folk or blues modes. Gimmer uses a bit of delay on the record – again, in ways that are similar to other groundbreaking acoustic records of the time – at a level that seems to only increase the inspiration in the core performance, not get in its way. Titles include "Millennial Harbinger", "Hermetic Waltz", "Venus Cumulus", "Wesak", and "Red & White Light Ship". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket.)

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Popul VuhNosferatu ... CD
Spalax (France), 1978. Used ... $9.99
The spooky soundtrack to Werner Herzog's remake of Nosferatu from the late 70s – featuring a spare, moody score that's quite different than some of Popul Vuh's other work. The music almost seems to bubble out of the ground like Nosferatu himself coming out of his coffin in the minutes after dusk – using light electronics to set a tone, but also employing a bit of what seems to be flute, plus occasional acoustic guitar, which has a very striking effect in this setting. Titles include "Mantra I", "Die Nacht Derhimmel", "Through Pains To Heaven II", "On The Way", and "Venus Principal". CD
(Out of print.)

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TelevisionMarquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mayo ThompsonCorky's Debt To His Father ... LP
Texas Revolution, 1970. Very Good+ ... $399.99
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
(Original pressing, appears to be signed on the inner label! Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)
Also available Corky's Debt To His Father (plus bonus 7" single) ... LP 18.99

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Mayo ThompsonCorky's Debt To His Father (plus bonus 7" single) ... LP
Drag City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
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".)
Also available Corky's Debt To His Father ... LP 399.99

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
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". CD

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VenturesBeach Party (with bonus tracks) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not just a beach party from The Ventures, but a whole celebration of instrumental guitar rock – served up in the kind of tight, groovy styles the group always did so well! The core album here is filled with instrumental readings of various 60s dance modes – which makes for some nicely grooving, nicely jaunty titles that really let the group show off their guitar chops – and the CD adds in 22 more bonus tracks from a variety of 60s albums and singles – to make for a guitar party that never lets up throughout! Titles include "Gravy", "Lucille", "Poison Ivy", "The Wah Watusi", "Spudnik", "Hot Summer", "Scratch", "Calcutta", "Venus", "The Intruder", "Silver City", "Ginchy", "2000 Pound Bee", "Driving Guitars", and "Home". CD

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VariousAnother Splash Of Colour – New Psychedelia In Britain 1980 to 1985 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99
A really well-done set – one that brings together a very diverse se of tracks, along with a huge booklet of notes – all to focus on the surprising revival of psychedelic sounds in the UK during the early 80s! Unlike the psych revival in the US – which was mostly confined to the paisley underground of the period – the return of fuzz and freak really took a wide array of forms in England in the years after the initial rise of punk – from groups that returned to a core garagey style that was almost pre-psych, to others who maybe tripped out on solos even more than those in the past, to some who fused the best elements of the genre with more contemporary UK pop modes, and others who paved the way for the big Brit indie boom of the C86 years – sometimes even nudging the music surprisingly far in the charts! All those styles are here – and plenty more too – in a mighty nice box set that features 64 tracks in all – with titles that include "Keep Your Voice Down" by The Earwigs, "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" by The Times, "Slow Patience" by The Attractions, "Endless River" by The Brainaic Five, "Do I Have To Be Here" by The Way Out, "Sunspots" by Julian Cope, "Hilly Fields" by Nick Nicely, "Wivenhoe Bells II" by Cleaners From Venus, "Work" by Blue Orchids, "Night Of The Jackal" by Charlie Harper, "Pass Myself" by Third Eye, "Still Dreaming" by Marble Staircase, "A Day Out With Jeremy Chester" by Biff Bang Pow, "Where Are You" by The Primevals, and "Dancing In My Mind" by The High Tide. CD

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VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Never-heard songs from the Motown empire of the 60s – all new discoveries from the label's mighty deep vaults – all of them totally great tracks that make for a superb new look at the Detroit powerhouse of soul! Many of these cuts are in a Northern Soul mode – the kind of upbeat groovers that made Motown a huge favorite on the British scene right from the start, and which make the UK Kent label a perfect spot to showcase work this great – with detailed notes on all the tracks, excellent sound quality, and an impeccable ear for choosing just the right sort of tracks to pop a groove like the bigger singles from the label. Some of the cuts here are early recordings by artists who'd later break big, others are more obscure Motown acts – and the package features 24 titles that include "Goose Wobbling Time" by Popcorn Wylie, "I'll Be Satisfied" by Frank Wilson, "Where Are You" by Ivy Jo, "One Track Mind" by Marv Johnson, "Heart To Heart" by Earl Van Dyke, "Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby" by Edwin Starr, "I'm Here Now That You Need Me" by The Fantastic Four, "Imagination Is Running Wild" by The Spinners, "The In Crowd" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Wish I Didn't Love You So" by The Monitors, "The Touch Of Venus" by Marvin Gaye, "I'd Rather Forget" by The Temptations, and "Kissing In The Shadows" by Johnny Bristol. CD

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✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – one that we love to death over the years – and which never lets us down! There's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. Includes "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting and pieces of clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Khaliq Al-Rouf & SalaamElephant Trot Dance ... LP
Nilva, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most spiritual sets ever recorded for the excellent Nilva label – material originally cut in the 70s, with a very cool mix of righteous jazz modes! The group's led by reedman Khaliq Al-Rouf – who plays soprano sax and flute – and other instrumentation includes trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and lots of percussion – some of which is played by Alvin Queen. There's a bit of vocals on the record too – sung by Beatrice Parker, who brings in a hip vibe that pushes the record even higher towards the heavens – and the record has a really great sound that's somewhere in the territory of the Strata East albums by Dick Griffin or Charles Davis. Titles include "Sunset In Venus", "Elephant Trot Dance", "Sweet Eve", "Libra", and "Malcolm The Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that Adams always brought to his work – that heavy use of cosmic keyboards that's continued to have a huge influence for years to come. But in addition to the spacey disco grooves on the bottom, the set's also got some great vocal help too – as Patrick brings in some heavy talents from the underground – including Leroy Burgess, Venus Dodson, and Donna McGhee – all of whom add a heck of a lot to the set! Titles include the seminal club track "Weekend", plus "I'm A Big Freak", "Have A Good Day", "Everybody Loves A Good Thing", "May My Love Be With You" and "Much Too Much". Features two bonus tracks – "Weekend (12" disco mix)" and "Have A Good Day (12" disco mix)". CD

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✨✧ Strange WorldsStrange Worlds Collected Works Vol 2 – Isues 8, 9, 18 & 19 – August 1952 to February 1955 (hardbound) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heady helping of pre-code science fiction comics – with early work from later comics legends Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, and Carmine Infantino – plus pulp stalwarts Syd Shores, John Giunta, Harry Lazarus, Gene Fawcette, and Everett Raymond Kinstler! The artwork alone is totally worth the price of the book – printed here in full color, along with the great covers, too – and the book features four full issues of Strange Worlds (8, 9, 18, and 19) – plus issues of Out Of This World, Earth Man On Venus, and Flying Saucers too! All the material is from the years before the comics code took effect – and the book is 272 pages, hardcover, and in very vivid color! Book

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✨✧ Calibro 35Space ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Calibro 35 – a funky combo who just seem to get better and better with each new record! These guy started out in territory that was strongly influenced by older Italian soundtrack material – which they could copy with effortless ease – but this time around, they really seem to have found their own voice – kind of a cosmic approach to keyboard funk that's every bit as spacey as the cover! There's still plenty of 70s elements in the mix – and the rhythms have all the heavy grooves you'd love in a cop/crime soundtrack – but the instrumentation is often a lot more complex, and really reaching for new sounds too – using both keyboards and electronics along with acoustic elements on woodwinds and percussion – plus some other cool sounds that we can't figure out at all. Titles include "Across 111th Sun", "74 Days After Landing", "Bandits On Mars","Brain Trap", "Violent Venus", "Universe Of 10 Dimensions", "Serenade For A Satellite", and "A Future We Never Lived". CD

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✨✧ Gil MelleNew Faces – New Sounds (10 inch LP) (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the legendary Gil Melle – one of his early 10" sessions for Blue Note, prime 50s modern jazz from the original Melle cover right down to the music in the grooves! The session features 2 different groups, and has Melle's haunting tenor (not baritone) playing amidst other bop-era modernists like Eddie Bert, Tal Farlow, George Wallington, and Max Roach – coming together on tunes that are as magical as the titles might imply – "Mars", "Four Moons", "Sunset Concerto", "The Gears", "October", "Cyclotron", and "Venus". Monica Dell also sings some incredible wordless vocals on a few tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
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WagnerSound Of Stokowski & Wagner – Tannhauser (Overture & Venusberg Music)/Tristan & Isolde (Prelude Act III)/Die Walkere (Ride Of The Valkyries ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Shaded dog deep groove stereo pressing – 4s/1s! Cover has some light water stains along the bottom seam and a small rip from the removal of an old sticker.)

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Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer ... LP
Nemperor, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic soulful fusion session from the 70's. Drummer Lenny White is joined by a great group that includes Larry Young, Larry Coryell, Hubert Laws, Pat Gleeson, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. Some tracks are funky, and some are spacey, but all are pretty darn tight. Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has price sticker remnants and a smudge on back.)

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