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Holy Modal RoundersIndian War Whoop ... LP
ESP, 1967. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange mixture of hippie instrumentation and sci-fi experimentation! The group for the record is a quartet – with the core combo of Peter Stampfel on violin and vocals and Steve Weber on guitar, augmented by playwright Sam Shephard on drums and Lee Crabtree on piano and organ – plus extra vocals from the trio of Antonia, Barbara, & Wendy. The music is in the best free-thinking style of other rock on the ESP label in the 60s – and titles include "Jimmy & Crash Survey The Universe" and "The Second-Hand Watch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl reissue pressing on Get Back.)

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Laurie JohnsonHistory Of War ... LP
Bruton Music (UK), 1983. Very Good ... $9.99
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Country Joe McDonaldWar War War ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Billy PaulWar Of The Gods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a deeper sense of spirituality, and long experience as a sophisticated vocalist. This album's one of his most sublime efforts – kind of a quasi-spiritual record with a similar high-concept approach to some of Marvin Gaye's work from the same time – really righteous, in ways that the Philly label didn't always hit – and which really goes past even most of Billy's already hip previous efforts. Gamble and Huff produced and wrote most of the record – including the two long tracks that make up side one, "I See The Light" and "War Of The Gods", the latter of which starts out slow and moody, then breaks out into a club groove. Other titles include the more standard soul tune "The Whole Town's Talking", plus "Thanks For Saving My Life" and "Peace Holy Peace". CD features bonus tracks – "War Of The Gods (part 1)", "The Whole Town's Talking (single)", and "I Was Married (single)". CD

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Mel Torme & George ShearingMel & George Do World War II ... CD
Concord, 1990. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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WarDeliver The Word ... CD
Avenue, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
War delivers the word, and a whole lot more as well – that amazing blend of styles that always made the group way more than just the sum of its parts! The classic groove is very firmly in place here – a great style that mixes jazz funk with a freer jamming style borrowed from Latin music – served up on a batch of long tracks that really let the band open up and groove! Vocals are part of the plan, but the instrumentation often gets as much time in the spotlight as well – and the set includes the classic jammer "Me & Baby Brother", plus "H2 Overture", "Blisters", "Southern Part Of Texas", "In Your Eyes", and "Gypsy Man". CD

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WarGalaxy ... CD
MCA/Avenue, 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A massive jammer from War – and a record that brought the group to a whole new generation of listeners – as well as a good number of later fans who discovered some of these jams in the club! The groove here isn't disco, but this tightening up of War's sweet jamming vibe – almost given a sort of Mizell Brothers twist here, with a focus on sharper rhythms, but still plenty of space for instrumental flourishes over the top. Tracks are long and open, but in different ways than the early years – and there's some rhythmic elements on the record that really have the group trying out something new – and definitely finding a sweet spot in the process! The whole thing's great – and titles include the great extended instrumental "The Seven Tin Soldiers", plus "Hey Senorita", "Baby Face", "Galaxy", and "Sweet Fighting Lady". CD

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WarOutlaw ... CD
RCA/Avenue, 1982. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A sweet snapping groove from War – a set that has the group picking up a bit more boogie in their bounce than before, but at a level that helps keep their funk fresh for a whole new generation! The album's a heck of a lot warmer and more live than most of their contemporaries – and while there's a bit less of the freer moments of their youth, there's still plenty of jazzy touches over the top – and that wonderful trademark blend of Latin elements, jazzy riffing, and captivating chorus vocals! Basslines take on a bit more role than before – but in a good way – and titles include "You Got The Power", "The Jungle", "Just Because", "Outlaw", "I'm About Somebody", and "Cinco De Mayo". CD

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WarPlatinum Jazz ... CD
Avenue/Rhino, 1977. Used ... $6.99
Sweet jazzy work from War – a record that has them stretching things out a bit from before, and finding new ways to groove for the second half of the 70s! All the core elements are still firmly in place – that sublime blend of jazz, soul, funk, and Latin elements – but there's a slight shift in the presentation, with maybe just a touch more of the jazz promised in the title – which might have to do with the album's initial placement as a Blue Note Records title! The first half of the record features all new material, showcasing this slight shift in the group's sound – and a mode that's nicely free of any hits – and the second half of the set brings back some key jazzy tracks from earlier records, which fit perfectly into place. Titles include "War Is Coming", "I Got You", "LA Sunshine", "Platinum Jazz", "Slowly We Walk Together", "River Niger", "H2Overture", "City Country City", "Four Cornered Room", and "Deliver The Word". CD
(Out of print.)

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WarWar ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A wonderful first solo album from War – a set that has them breaking away from their early partnership with singer Eric Burdon – and finding an even better groove in the process! The vibe here is hipper, and even more righteous than before – some of those great jazz currents on flute, keyboards, and even harmonica – that sweet Lee Oskar mode that always made the group so great – set to very cool rhythms that blend together funk, Latin, and soul elements – all openly grooving here at a level that's free from some of the more hitbound modes of their biggest records. The whole thing's great, and still stunningly fresh after all these years – and titles include "Sun Oh Son", "Lonely Feelin", "Back Home", "War Drums", and "Vibeka". CD

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WarWar Live! ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.98
War live, a perfect step forward – especially given that the group had already been so jamming on all their previous work in the studio! This classic double-length set may well be one of the best soul live albums of the 70s – right up there with similar 2LP packages from Curtis Mayfield and Bill Withers – and like both of those, maybe an even greater flowering of the core essence than any short studio record! The album features a killer two part reading of "Slippin Into Darkness", a side-long take on "Get Down", and long versions of "Cisco Kid", "Sun Oh Son", "All Day Music", "Lonely Feelin", and "Ballero". CD

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WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A huge moment for War – maybe the group's biggest album of the 70s, but a set that still has them holding onto everything that makes the great! Like Earth Wind & Fire at their best, War have this way of staying strong and righteous, while still able to hit a hook – jamming one minute, but finding sharp focus the next – and balancing it all out over the course of an album so that there's a sense of depth that really keeps on going once the familiar cuts draw you in. In this case, the familiar cuts are giants – the stunning Latin funk gem "Low Rider", which became an anthem for a generation, and the radio hit "Why Can't We Be Friends" – mixed with other nuggets like the jazzy "Don't No One Get You Down", the funky "Heartbeat", and the cuts "Lotus Blossom", "Smile Happy", "So", and "Leroy's Latin Lament". CD

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". CD
Also available World Is A Ghetto ... LP 9.99

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good- ... $9.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available World Is A Ghetto ... CD 8.99

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". Features great bonus tracks too – previously unreleased "Ghetto Jam" numbers that are even more open and freewheeling than cuts on the album – titles that include "Freight Train Jam", "58 Blues", "War Is Coming (blues version)", and a sweet rehearsal take of "The World Is A Ghetto". CD

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War & Eric BurdonBlack Man's Burdon ... CD
MGM/Avenue, 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.98
A surprisingly great pairing of talents – the post-Animals Eric Burdon on vocals, and early grooves from Cali funk legends War – coming together here in a blend that still holds up beautifully after all these years! Burdon was already getting pretty soulful on the last few Animals albums on MGM – and he really advances that style here when working with War's great grooves – some of the grittiest, nastiest, most stretched out work of their career – especially on some of the album's nicely long tracks. There's some nice Latin currents to the music at times, and the group vocalize alongside Burdon at times – and titles include a long version of "Paint It Black", plus "Bare Back Ride", "Sun/Moon", "Pretty Colors", "Gun", "Nuts Seeds & Life", "They Can't Take Away Our Music", and "Spirit". CD

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War & Eric BurdonEric Burdon Declares War ... LP
MGM, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
War became so popular on their own in later years that it's easy to forget how they first sprung onto the soul charts – here, in an album of many styles that was put together by the wayward Eric Burdon after the dissolution of The Animals. We have to admit that Burdon was a genius to hook onto the rich talents of this LA combo – even though he really didn't know what to do with them on this record. Part of the album's an homage to Roland Kirk, part is an extended reworking of "Tobacco Road", and part is an overly-long bluesy passage called "Blues For Memphis Slim". Fortunately, the record also includes the monster groover "Spill The Wine", one of the first big crossover tracks to popularize the Chicano funk sound of LA – and a great little groover that still hooks us in today. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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VariousJoe Bussard Presents The Year of Jubilo – 78rpm Recordings Of Songs From The Civil War ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s. New Copy ... $12.99
A very unusual strand of music from the early years of the 78rpm format – and one that sheds a huge amount of light on other styles to come! As the title implies, most of these cuts are recordings of songs that were popular during the Civil War – done in the "old time" music style that was a precursor of later country and hillbilly records – but often with acoustic, rootsy elements that echo some of the country blues of the period too – that strange criss-crossing of cultures on the guitar, banjo, and fiddle that's been one of the strongest contributions from the archival work of legendary 78 collector Joe Bussard! The records here all come from Joe's collection – and like his previous projects with the Dust To Digital label, the presentation is wonderful – extremely thoughtful, and handled with great detail in the notes – at a level that makes these tunes way more than what you might expect – the kind of revelatory project that's always got us digging the Dust To Digital releases. Tracks include "Lorena" by Blue Mountain Singers, "Pass Around The Bottle" by Ernest Stoneman, "Rebels Hornpipe" by Cherry Lane Express, "The Poor Old Slave" by The Stoneman Family, "The Year Of Jubilo" by Chubby Parker, "The Faded Coat Of Blue" by Buell Kazee, "Dixie Division" by Fiddlin John Carson, and "Old Master's Runaway" by McGee Brothers & Todd. CD

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David KingRussian Revolutionary Posters – From Civil War To Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism To The End Of Stalinism (hardcover) ... Book
Tate, 2012. New Copy Book ... About February 15, 2016
Book

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Underground SetWar In The Night Before ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2016
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✨✧ Susa VaslevMusic From Enchanted Forest (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Wyrd War, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Totally weird sounds from a totally weird place – Oregon's Enchanted Forest sanctuary – a playful park with a look and feel that's right out of fantasy books and fairy tales! The music here definitely has a sound to match – almost like videogame themes that you'd hear if the character was moving through some shinto-inspired landscape – with a weird way of referencing elemental forces with electronic instrumentation, but all at a level that's also got this simple, child-like innocence. The whole record really fits the spirit of the cover – and titles include "Log Flume", "Challenge Of Mondor", "Bones & Slim", "Castle Flair", "Mine Music", "Willamette Overture", and "Fantasy Fountains". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWhispers Through The Black Veil – The Esoteric Thinning Of The Veils Between The Living & The Dead ... LP
Wyrd War, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heady brew of contemporary work from the global metal underground – all with the kind of supernatural tint you might expect from the title! The great package comes with a thoughtful booklet of notes, which not only details the music, but also ruminates on the history of images and ideas from the dark side! Titles include "Pyre Of The Harvest Queen" by Vampire, "Lucifer Sideburns" by Hank Ray, "Il Dio E Nato" by Estasy, "Science Of Darkness" by Blizaro, and "I'm The Wolfman" by Violation Wound. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Baby BrotherBaby Brother ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little album from Baby Brother – a group who share a name with a famous funky track by War, but who come on here with a completely different sound altogether! The group are a funk ensemble at the core, but they have this really special way of weaving their instruments together – sharply criss-crossing things with almost effortless ease – which often seems to lead to lots of vocal interplay, too – but all without hitting you over the head without any sort of pyrotechnics. The approach is a bit like the great way that 80s funk groups distilled down the P-Funk mode to a leaner, cleaner sound – but unlike the Ohio or LA groups, this set was produced down in Muscle Shoals by Rick Hall – who does a mighty nice job! Titles include "You Make My Warm Spot Hot", "Movin Music", "How Do You Like Your Love", "Saturday Night (And I'm Boogie Bound)", "Funky Situation", "(Hang On) I'm Coming For You", "Bad Thing", "All Night's Alright", "You've Got Me Wanting You", and "You Asked For it (You Got It)". CD
Also available Baby Brother ... CD 6.99

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Baby BrotherBaby Brother ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1981. Used ... $6.99
A great little album from Baby Brother – a group who share a name with a famous funky track by War, but who come on here with a completely different sound altogether! The group are a funk ensemble at the core, but they have this really special way of weaving their instruments together – sharply criss-crossing things with almost effortless ease – which often seems to lead to lots of vocal interplay, too – but all without hitting you over the head without any sort of pyrotechnics. The approach is a bit like the great way that 80s funk groups distilled down the P-Funk mode to a leaner, cleaner sound – but unlike the Ohio or LA groups, this set was produced down in Muscle Shoals by Rick Hall – who does a mighty nice job! Titles include "You Make My Warm Spot Hot", "Movin Music", "How Do You Like Your Love", "Saturday Night (And I'm Boogie Bound)", "Funky Situation", "(Hang On) I'm Coming For You", "Bad Thing", "All Night's Alright", "You've Got Me Wanting You", and "You Asked For it (You Got It)". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Baby Brother ... CD 13.99

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Bob BaldwinLookin' Back ... CD
Nu Groove, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Bob Baldwin's looking back at some great music here – range of tracks pulled from albums of the past decade or so, with some surprising extra bits thrown in for good measure! The set's a perfect illustration of Baldwin's mighty keyboard powers – that groove that's smooth, but never too slick – always with more than enough bite to catch our interest, and to keep Bob from sliding into the overly-commercial side of the soul fusion spectrum! Instrumentation on most numbers is relatively stripped-down, and Baldwin gets some help on the set from saxophonists Marion Meadows and Nelson Rangell – and singers who include Will Downing, Toni Redd, and James Crab Robinson. Titles include "Summer Madness", "Summer Breeze", "Last Call", "Oasis", "It's Not Enuf", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "We Miss You/The Marvin Medley", "Make Love Not War", "Ukuphila", "I'm Changing", "I Only Do Those Things", "People Make The World Go Round", "Cafe", and "I Heard You Twice The First Time". CD

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... LP
Epic, Late 30s/1955. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are the records that made Lester a giant – and for good reason, as the Basie setting seems to propel Young's horn with even more force than it might have on its own – allowing a great setting for the fresh voice that would go onto transform generations of tenor players to come! The set features 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Moten Swing", "Taxi War Dance", "Dickie's Dream", "Jump For Me", "Song Of The Islands", and "Lester Leaps In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing.)

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Black MoonWorldwind [This Is What It Sounds Like] (rmx radio, rmx inst, rmx dirty, radio, inst, dirty) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1999. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Remix of "Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like)" from the "War Zone" LP, with slow-tempo production from the Beatminerz and laid back guntalk lyrics reminding us of their early days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Label has some marker.)

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Black SabbathParanoid (2LP 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Nems/Warner, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 31.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark drums – all topped by the instantly recognizable screech of the young Ozzy Osborne! Guitarist Tony Iommi virtually redefines rock use of the guitar with this record alone – and the Oz follows suit with some of the creepiest vocals set to record ever. Titles include the classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", plus "War Pigs", "Planet Caravan", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Rat Salad". Features a full album of bonus tracks too – including instrumentals of "War Pigs", "Iron Man", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Fairies Wear Boots" – and alternate lyrics versions of "Paranoid" and "Planet Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black SabbathPast Lives (2LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 31.99
Black Sabbath live recordings from the height of their early glory years! The heart of it is heavy classics recorded at gigs in Manchester and London in 1973 – originally released as Live At Last, without the band's and their label's oversight, and with poor sound – remixed and remastered gloriously here to showcase the band at their menacing best! The second LP features recordings never released before 2002, equally powerful recordings from Paris in 1970 and Asbury Park, NJ in '75. Many of the most beloved Sabbath stormers are featured, faster and more ferocious than the studio versions in some cases. Includes "Tomorrow's Dream", "Iron Man", "Snow Blind", "Sweet Leaf", "NIB", "War Pigs", "Hand Of Doom", "Black Sabbath", "Fairies Wear Boots" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tim BuckleyGoodbye & Hello ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Easily one of our favorite albums by Tim Buckley – and a record that really opens up with some key jazzy touches! Buckley's still got his roots in folk here, and his vocals are yet to hit the extremes of Starsailor or Lorca – but there's also a new sense of inflection to the way he puts over the lyrics, shaded in by use of vibes, kalimba, harmonium, and harpsichord – the latter two of which are played on the session by Don Randi! Tracks are relatively short, but high in concept – and include the protest song "No Man Can Find The War", plus "Hallucinations", "Phantasmagoria In Two", "Carnival Song", "Pleasant Street", "Morning Glory", and "Goodbye & Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big E pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Castor BunchPhase Two ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
Probably Jimmy's second best album of the 70s – one with many of the same elements as his legendary It's Just Begun record. The band is grooving hard – with plenty of heavy conga, fuzzed out guitar, and trippy grooves that serve as a perfect foil for Jimmy's super-dope sense of humor. The record features a remake of Jimmy's earlier "Hey Leroy", still done with a Latiny groove, but also with many elements of "It's Just Begun" thrown into the funky mix. The album also features Jimmy's guitar-heavy "Tribute To Jim [Hendrix]", and "Luther The Anthropoid", which was a follow-up to "Troglodyte", with similar stoner caveman lyrics! Another tasty cut is "Party Life", a 7 minute Latin funk number with a very War-like groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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ChopinConcerto No 1 In E Minor Op 11 – Emil Gilels/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some edge war and a promotional stamp on the back.)

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ClashCombat Rock ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Combat Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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ClashCombat Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1982. Used ... $11.99
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Combat Rock ... LP 18.99

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ClusterSowiesoso ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for many years to come! The feel here is similar to some of the pair's work with Brian Eno, but even more spare overall – often quiet, and almost organic at times – even though most instrumentation comes from electric guitar, keyboards, and analogue electronics. There's an understated quality to the record that makes for a key break from the overindulgence of prog – a move that Cluster made brilliantly to keep themselves healthy for many years to come! Titles include "Zum Wohl", "Sowiesoso", "Halwa", "Dem Wanderer", "Umleitung", and "Es War Einmal". CD
Also available Sowiesoso (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ ClusterSowiesoso (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for many years to come! The feel here is similar to some of the pair's work with Brian Eno, but even more spare overall – often quiet, and almost organic at times – even though most instrumentation comes from electric guitar, keyboards, and analogue electronics. There's an understated quality to the record that makes for a key break from the overindulgence of prog – a move that Cluster made brilliantly to keep themselves healthy for many years to come! Titles include "Zum Wohl", "Sowiesoso", "Halwa", "Dem Wanderer", "Umleitung", and "Es War Einmal". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sowiesoso ... CD 14.99

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Leonard CohenNew Skin For The Old Ceremony (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
New Skin for Leonard Cohen, who by 1974 was ready to start singing with a bit more flair, and do so over more textured arrangements – but still raw both emotionally and in the unglossy instrumentation! The core of the sound is still Cohen's voice, his words, and acoustic guitar – but this record brings in some ragged acoustic instrumentation and loose percussion, as well as some more layered strings, some winds, and backing vocals – Janis Ian among the vocalists. On later records, bigger productions would nearly choke the natural life out of Cohen's songs, but this is one of those totally great records where the change in sound would actually enhance the material in the studio – allowing for one of his best albums of the 70s. Titles include "Is This What You Wanted", "Chelsea Hotel #2", "Lover Lover Lover", "Field Commander Cohen", "Ther Is A War", "A Singer Must Die", "Leaving Greensleeves" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered, and on high-definition 180 gram vinyl!)

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DeclaimeSouthside Story ... LP
Someothaship/Vinyl Digital, 2015. New Copy ... $20.99 22.98
A strong return to a more forceful rhyme style for Declaime – still with the funk-steeped beats and hazy mood that's more prominent in his recordings as Dudley Perkins – and it's nice to have him back in a straighter hip hop mode for a minute! It's strong stuff, and if you dug his Stones Throw recordings and haven't kept with his twists and turns over the years – which are well worth exploring by the way – here's an solid point to jump back in, or check him out for the first time if you're unitiated. Includes ""Surenos", "The Message 2014" feat Ms One, "Holly", "Samsara", "Fonkinhabitform", "Concentration" and "Flys Eye" feat Georgia Anne Muldrow, "No Mas Mayate", "War Sucks Like Hell", "GOAT" and God's Watch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip K DickPentultimate Truth ... Book
Gollancz (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Genius work, on a par with Philip K Dick's Man In The High castle – and a similar story of a postwar world gone awry – as most of earth lies huddled in underground bunkers, thinking that World War Three still rages above – while on the surface of the planet, the powers that be continue to broadcast an imaginary version of the conflict to continue the hoax! The book's awash with anxiety both towards larger forces in society, and the claustrophbia in which most of mankind lives – underground or not – and Dick's sense of character is razor-sharp at this point in his career. 191 pages, softcover. Book

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East Of UndergroundHell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1971/1972. Used 3CDs ... $14.99
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – all wrapped up in a beautiful package that's as visually pleasing as the music is funky! The cuts here were all recorded by US Army servicemen during the height of the Vietnam war – as Army-issued albums designed to encourage recruitment (as if a few funky grooves could help offset the bad press the war was getting on TV!) But despite that odd origin, the music here is all pretty great – mostly covers of familiar tunes from the time, but recorded with a nicely gritty quality that's mighty nice – and which makes the overall feel of the records like digging into some lost small studio tapes – ala Numero! Now Again have done a great job of putting together the whole package, too – contributing a wealth of notes and photos, and really digging deep into the scene in which these unique records were created. Not only that, but the packaging also replicates the style of the original odd releases too! The set features a CD each of music by East Of Underground and Soap – plus another CD that brings together an unusual double LP by the groups Black Seeds and Sound Trek. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Kool & The Gang", "Walking In The Rain", "Backstabbers", "I Love Everything About You", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Hell Below", "Higher", "Popcorn/Santana", "Walk On By", "Java Girl", and "Get Together". CD

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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one of the hippest going in the early 70s Prestige Records scene – and that's saying a lot, given the company the label was keeping at the time! The record's got one track that features some nice soulful vocals – the political cut "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" – but the best cuts are the instrumentals, grooving along hard in the band's best modal funky tradition! Titles include "The Better Half", "Jung Bungo", and "Running Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Very Good- ... $3.99
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a gold promo stamp.)
 
 
 



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