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Wood Brass & SteelHard & Heavy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The incredibly rare second album from Wood Brass & Steel – the mighty funk group we've loved for years for their landmark debut from the mid 70s! This sophomore set is from a few years later, and has the group honing their groove even more – working with these righteous currents in their music that expand the sound into territory that's almost a bit like Roy Ayers at times! As with Ayers, the vocals are often layered into the rhythms – sometimes sung by group members with this soulfully flowing current that has a subtle, sublime sort of vibe – and which works perfectly for the message in the music. Tunes are often in the faster side of midtempo – but never conventional club or disco at all – and there's this really special quality to the whole record, one that even tops the unique vibe of their first album. The original album was very briefly issued by Sugar Hill, during a time when the label was mostly doing hip hop – and is impossibly hard to find in the original pressing. Titles include "Open Up Your Heart", "Be Yourself", "Long Live Music", "Space Walk", "Fly With Music", "Superstar", and "Are You Busy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
Wonderful! This is a lost bit of New Jersey funk on the Turbo label, featuring a group that includes Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald before they became part of the Sugarhill house band, and then part of the On-U Sound collective. The album's a great mix of warmly soulful instrumental grooving – with some tracks that have a tight uptempo feel, and others that are slower and harder, but equally jazzy. The whole thing's the kind of funky record that you'd love to find while digging through the crates – and it's had long life over the past few decades, thanks to the rich variety of tunes on the set. Includes the classic cut "Funkanova", an uptempo jazzy intrumental that continued to be a club favorite throughout the house years – plus loads of other good cuts, too, like "WBS Theme" and a version of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wonderful! This is a lost bit of New Jersey funk on the Turbo label, featuring a group that includes Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald before they became part of the Sugarhill house band, and then part of the On-U Sound collective. The album's a great mix of warmly soulful instrumental grooving – with some tracks that have a tight uptempo feel, and others that are slower and harder, but equally jazzy. The whole thing's the kind of funky record that you'd love to find while digging through the crates – and it's had long life over the past few decades, thanks to the rich variety of tunes on the set. Includes the classic cut "Funkanova", an uptempo jazzy intrumental that continued to be a club favorite throughout the house years – plus loads of other good cuts, too, like "WBS Theme" and a version of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wood Brass & Steel ... LP 6.99
 
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Medeski, Martin & WoodNotes From The Underground ... CD
Accurate, 1991/2007. Used ... $4.99
Early work from Medeski, Martin & Wood – on a more profoundly jazzy tip with bigger arrangements than some of the more electric jazz/funk influenced grooves they became better known for spinning – but still with enough rubbery funk laced within the groove to know just who's at work here! The piano, drums and bass backbone that the trio brings is fleshed out with reeds and brass for bigger sound that's pretty darn sweet. This reissue on MM & W's Indirecto label includes the bonus track "Can't Get What You Want". Other titles include "Hermeto's Daydream", "The Saint", "La garonne", "Orbits", "Uncle Chubb", "Rebirth", "Otis", "United", "Caravan", and "Querencia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Magnus BrooSwedish Wood ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Swedish wood, with plenty of brass – thanks to bold, imaginative work as a leader from trumpeter Magnus Broo – easily one of the most important voices on his instrument working today! The group is a beautifully tight quartet – and Broo's trumpet gains plenty from the equally bold basslines of Torbjorn Zetterberg – a player whose name may not be familiar to American audiences, but one who always seems to set a special sort of fire whenever he joins a session! There's a pulsating grace from Zetterberg that really gets things going – maybe the "wood" promised in the title, given the richness of its tone – which Magnus matches with this beautifully blown mix of soul and soaring, almost in a legacy of Woody Shaw or some of his generation. And the group also features added bass from Joe Williamson – making for a twin bottom-up groove that reminds us of similar sessions from the 60s – punctuated nicely by the drums of Hakon Mjaset Johansen. Titles include "I Hear You", "Swedish Wood", "Oh What A Beautiful Day", "Acoustic Kitten", "Thoughts Are Things", and "New Weather". CD

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #6 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
An all-classic volume of this wonderful series – one that offers up way more rare 70s tracks than on some of their previous editions – including a lot of cuts that we'd never heard before! Lots of this work is in a really unique spot – not funk, not mainstream soul, but also not disco or club either – and instead in a territory that's a bit pre-modern soul, when artists were turning towards upbeat modes, both in sound and spirit – but still mostly keeping things at a warmly personal level! Some of these tunes remind us of some of our favorite Chicago soul – like work from the Brunswick/Dakar label – but others have more of an east coast vibe, and the tunes flow together wonderfully in that way that really makes us know when we've stepped into something special. Titles include "Something New About You" by Silent Majority, "Funny How We've Changed Places" by Debra Anderson, "Thanks But No Thanks" by General Crook, "Woman" by The Nicky Newarkers, "You Got To Know Better" by Touch Of Class, "When A Boy Falls In Love" by Willie Hutch, "I Love You" by Weldon Irvine, "Soul Travelin (part 1)" by Gary Byrd, "Mr Magic Man" by Wilson Pickett, "I Need Your Love" by Clydene Jackson, "Open Up Your Heart" by Wood Brass & Steel, "I Trust You" by Billy Paul, "Now That You're Gone" by Sonny Turner & Sound Limited, "I Only Hurt Myself" by Lonnie Youngblood, and "Better Late That Never" by Diane Ducane. CD

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✨✧ RimshotsDown To Earth ... LP
Stang, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly stepping funk from The Rimshots – here moving from their rawer early sound into a tighter mode that was much more in keeping with the Philly scene of the time! The set's got a really full ensemble group feel – similar to other All Platinum classics by Brand New Funk and Wood Brass & Steel – a style that might be called disco at times, but which has a more laidback approach, and a more organic funk-based sound at its core. There's some great tripped-out guitars on a few cuts – stepping over the grooves with a chromatic sound that reminds us a bit of The Spirit Of Atlanta – and the best numbers burn with a rolling groove that would make the Rhythm Makers proud! Tracks include "Groove Bus", "Do what You Feel", "Walter's Inspiration", "Now Is the Time", and the group's cover of "7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (Blow Your Whistle)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! This CD version includes a bonus 7-inch edit of "Buttermilk Bottom". CD
Also available Burning Of Atlanta ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousFunky 8 Corners – All Platinum Club Classics ... CD
All Platinum/Sequel (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The subtitle of this set should be "All Platinum FUNK Classics" – because this set's pretty darn funky! A few of the tracks on this set have appeared on other recent Sequel reissues of work on All Platinum – but the collection of 20 cuts does a great job of sorting through some of the rarer moments on the label, and brings together some killer funky tracks that have only ever surfaced on funky 45s, or long out of print LPs! The groove runs from raw funk to jazzy club grooves – and titles include "Funkanova" by Wood Brass & Steel, "Cosmic Blues" by Eddie Fisher, "Funky Robot" by Dave Baby Cortez, "Dance To The Music" by The Whatnauts Band, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, "Funk You" by BBP, "Hypertension" by Calender, "(Assistant's Rag) When You're Hot, You're Hot" by Mother Freedom Band, "Dance Girl" by the Rimshots, "Tons Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker, "Is It Funky Enough?" by Communicators & Black Experiences Band, "Always There" by Wood Brass & Steel, and lots lots more! Way better than any other All Platinum set that we've ever stocked, too! CD
 
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VariousFuture World Funk Vol 2 – Further Adventures In Afro, Funk, Dub, & Future World Beats ... CD
Ocho (UK), 2000. Used ... $9.99
Excellent stuff – and surprising blend of tunes that really shows the growth in world beat consciousness that's taken hold of the London dancefloor scene! The set's compiled by DJs Russ Jones and Cliffy – and it's a perfect example of the way the pair blend together Brazilian beats, Latin grooves, and Afro funk influences at their hip sets held at the Notting Hill Arts Club. The cuts mix together recent tracks with the 70s foregrooves that inspired them – and titles include "In The Beginning" by Los Chicharrons, "Divers" by Boozoo Bajou, "Descarga Angixi" by Snowboy, "O Olho Do Lago (Sean Lennon rmx)" by Tom Ze, "Gur Nalon Ish Mitha (sax/whelan mix)" by Bollywood Brass Band, "Ijo Soul" by Orlando Julius, "Triptico" by Gotan Project, "Return To Bass" by Juttla, "Carimbo" by Nacao Zumbi, and "1Breath 1 Echo" by Rhubadub. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lectric WoodsLectric Woods ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
That's "Lectric Woods" – as in "electric woods", a supercharged sax album with a late 60s groove that's similar to the Brass Ring, but with a bit more punch. The notes don't say who's blowing the electro-charged sax (is it Phil Woods? Or Phil Bodner?) – but the sound is great, with kind of a straighter take on the Steve Marcus rock/sax groove, applied to some very groovy late 60s pop tunes, plus one or two originals. There's a very nice drummer in the group (again, not credited), and he gives the album a nice punch that makes for a few almost-break moments. Titles include "Spinning Wheel", "Soul Satellite", "Atlantis", "All", "The Dipper", "Bruce Bond", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a promo sticker on the back & small sticker on the front.)

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Miles DavisFacets No 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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Phil FranceSwimmer ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Beautiful keyboard lines from Phil France – served up here in a mode that's partly jazz, maybe partly more laidback – and often in the kind of slow-building style we love on other records on the Gondwana label! There's almost a meditative vibe to the music – somewhere in the Carlos Nino/Miguel Atwood-Ferguson mode, but maybe more compact – as Phil's keyboards are mixed with light use of violin and cello, plus some additional sound elements as well – all in a way that makes us almost think that France would be great at scoring soundtracks, although these instrumental tunes have a nicely changed-up sense of complexity overall. Much deeper than just the usual "soundscape" album you might mistake this one for – with tracks that include "December", "Animator", "London Park Hotel", "Kubrick", "Joy Of Brass", and "The Swimmer". CD
Also available Swimmer ... LP 18.99

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Phil FranceSwimmer ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautiful keyboard lines from Phil France – served up here in a mode that's partly jazz, maybe partly more laidback – and often in the kind of slow-building style we love on other records on the Gondwana label! There's almost a meditative vibe to the music – somewhere in the Carlos Nino/Miguel Atwood-Ferguson mode, but maybe more compact – as Phil's keyboards are mixed with light use of violin and cello, plus some additional sound elements as well – all in a way that makes us almost think that France would be great at scoring soundtracks, although these instrumental tunes have a nicely changed-up sense of complexity overall. Much deeper than just the usual "soundscape" album you might mistake this one for – with tracks that include "December", "Animator", "London Park Hotel", "Kubrick", "Joy Of Brass", and "The Swimmer". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Swimmer ... CD 7.99

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VariousWorldwide Family Vol 1 – Presented By Lefto & Simbad ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2010. Used 2CD ... $13.99
A world of diverse modern sounds selected by Lefto & Simbad – from the hazy beatcraft, future soul, jazzy and hip hop inspired grooves from the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Japan, Sweden and other points global – tracks by Grooveman Spot, Exile, Brassroots, Seiji, Greamatter & Klic, Afrikan Sciences & Kebbi, Kalbata, Onra, Trilogy and more! The first in the Worldwide Family series from Brownswood – and a set the certainly sets the bar pretty high for future installments. Lefto's selections include "Meeting Point" by Damage Is Done, "Rake" by Exile, "Take Back" by Grooveman Spot, "Raw Funk" by INT, "Good Life" by Brass Roots, "Automata" by Trilogy and more. Simbad's choices include "Stilt Bettles" by Airhead, "Thinking About You" by Greymatter & Klic, "The King" by Seiji, "Silver Balls" by Kalbata, "Summer Badness" by Chuck Maurice & Simbad and more. 27 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $6.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest albums on Verve – a set that features his smooth chromatic work on guitar set to lively arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson gives the set more of a "punch" than some of Montgomery's other Verve records – and the style uses a tight brace of brass and woodwinds as the backdrop for Montgomery's moody solo work. The tracks have a nice edgey quality, but also maintain a smooth stepping quality as well – and Wes' tone, as always, is sublime! Titles include "Golden Earrings", "Twisted Blues", "O Morro", "Boss City", and "Naptown Blues". CD
(BMG music club pressing – in a regular jewel case.)
Also available Goin Out Of My Head ... LP 4.99

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Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest albums on Verve – a set that features his smooth chromatic work on guitar set to lively arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson gives the set more of a "punch" than some of Montgomery's other Verve records – and the style uses a tight brace of brass and woodwinds as the backdrop for Montgomery's moody solo work. The tracks have a nice edgey quality, but also maintain a smooth stepping quality as well – and Wes' tone, as always, is sublime! Titles include "Golden Earrings", "Twisted Blues", "O Morro", "Boss City", and "Naptown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a piece of clear tape on the top seam.)
Also available Goin Out Of My Head ... CD 6.99

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Si ZentnerMore ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Sealed ... $3.99
More is Si's attempt to follow up on the Italian soundtrack hit of the time – but the album also features loads of other great tracks from the time, done as very jazzy instrumentals by Zentner, with sharp horn passages that swing with plenty of brass upfront! The whole thing's mighty groovy – and titles include "Wildwood Days", "Hobo Flats", "Watermelon Man", "I Wonder", "The Good Life", "The Shampoo", and "More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
 
 
 



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