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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 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelFunkanova/What Cha Say ... 12-inch
ALO, Late 70s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 classic funky disco breaks from Wood Brass & Steel, pressed up nice and loud on one DJ friendly 12"! Kenny Dope's gone to work on the tracks adding in some tasty re-edits to extend out the best bits of "Funkanova" and "Say What You Want To Say" that will appeal to both new school heads and lovers of classic party tracks! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelHey What's That You Say/Always There ... 7-inch
Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare early single from Wood Brass & Steel – issued years before their one and only album! The track's a very righteous one – with a message that's as political as it is funky, and which really picks up off the "It's A New Day" theme of the Skullsnaps tune of the same name. In fact, the track sounds very similar to that one – and is listed here with a different title. The cut's got a nice funky combo sound – harder than the group's later work, in a good east coast indie mode! The flipside has the group taking on Ronnie Laws' great "Always There" groove – which they do with their sublime mix of funk and jazzy riffing – perfect for the track! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Magnus BrooSwedish Wood ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. New Copy ... $12.99
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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RimshotsDown To Earth ... LP
Stang, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
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 light wear. Vinyl plays with a light click on "Groove Bus".)

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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
Also available Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
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! 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 ... $9.99 13.99
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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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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✨✧ VariousThis Is Easy – 18 Easy Listening Classics ... CD
Castle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Easy Listening, but groovy listening too – a heady batch of cuts from the UK scene, and one that features a lot of numbers with a funky sound library feel! Most tracks here had commercial release at the time, but they shared the same musicians from some of the non-commercial UK sound library work of the period – material that was plumbed heavily by the classic Sound Gallery compilations, which are a great match for the gems in this set! Titles include "Sunny" by John Schroeder, "Shaft" by Button Down Brass, "Pinball Wizard" by Harry Roche Constellation, "Mas Que Nada" by Tony Hatch, "She Loves You" by Cyril Stapleton, "Image" by Sounds Orchestral, "Norwegian Wood" by Paraffin Jack Flash, "Matrimony" by Roy Budd, "Call Me" by Johnny Patrick, "The Odd Couple" by Button Down Brass, "Light My Fire" by Tony Hatch, and "Agent Double O Soul" by John Schroeder. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ SonglinesIssue 126 – April 2017 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Songlines, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Zimbabwe group Mokoomba is on the front cover, and gets a big feature inside – and the issue also has articles on the folksy pagan Warsaw Village Band, the Bollywood Brass Band, and Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya and his love of Hawaiian music! There's lots more too – including a special 44 page guide to music festivals around the globe, reviews of 85 new releases, and a bonus CD with 15 free songs! Magazine

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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
(360 Sound Masterworks pressing.)
Also available American Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
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
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... LP 13.99

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Benny BaileyBig Brass ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... $6.99
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American expatriot, recording for European labels like Ego and MPS. This rare early session is one of the few recorded for the super-hip Candid label – and it features Bailey's trumpet at the head of a tight combo that includes Phil Woods on alto sax and bass clarinet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and rhythm from Buddy Catlett on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Despite the "big brass" title, there's no horn section here – and instead, most of the numbers have that sharp-edged modern sound we associate with Candid – with Watkins horn being the only other brass instrument, alongside the lighter lines of Woods and Spann. Titles include "Hard Sock Dance", "Tipsy", "Please Say Yes", and "Maud's Mood". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small tear.)

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Phil FranceSwimmer ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
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 11.99

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Piero UmilianiIl Vigile ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
A whimsical little soundtrack from Piero Umiliani – scored for an Italian comedy that stars the great Alberto Sordi – in a performance set to music from the maestro that's nicely upbeat and groovy! The mode here is more early 60s Italian than the mod styles of the late 60s – a blend of romping orchestrations topped with playful woodwinds, skittish percussion, and some occasionally more slinky lines in brass – all served up in these short little numbers that work together in almost a cartoony way over the course of the whole album – a very vivid portrait in sound, even away from the screen! CD features 29 titles in all – 4 from the original 7" EP, and 25 that appear here for the first time ever. CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisFacets No. 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(French pressing.)

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Charlie ByrdBrazilian Byrd ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... $2.99
Charlie Byrd gets some top-shelf treatment here – in a wonderful album of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, all recorded with full backing arrangements, and sound quality that's a lot better than some of Byrd's previous albums! The setting has Charlie's acoustic guitar right up front in the mix – mic'ed so close you can really hear his work on the strings – while light brass, woodwind, and string backings dance nicely, and more quietly, behind him. There's a very Verve-like approach to the whole record – obviously a market that Columbia were trying to reach with this one – and the album's easily one of Charlie's strongest for the label from the 60s. Arrangements are both by Byrd and Tom Newsom – and titles include "Dindi", "Jazz N Samba", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Corcovado", "Amor E Paz", "Samba Do Aviao" and "Amor E Paz". CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz pressing with a red border.)

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John Douglas/Brian GascoigneCrack In The World/Phase IV ... CD
La La Land, 1965/1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Two obscure sci fi soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is 1965's Crack In The World – scored by John Douglas with a mixture of orchestral modes to illustrate the dramatic scientific bent of the narrative – brooding brasses, airier woodwinds, and some robust passages that burst out strongly with the torrent of action on the screen! Titles include "Love Scene", "No Stopping It", "Magma/Off Sheetwater Island", "Avalance", "A New Moon", and "Stephen Is Ill". Phase IV is something else entirely – a 70s sci fi film that gets a very different soundtrack approach from Brian Gascoigne – whose tracks here are all quite long, longer than seven minutes each, and work almost as mini narratives in sound – as the darker moments are illuminated by occasional lyrical touches, which are then suppressed as more atonal insect-sounding elements win in the end! CD
(Limited edition of 1000)

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VariousSamples Outta LA – Funk ... CD
Playoff (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
They're not lying about the samples here – as every single cut on the collection has been used as the basis for some famous hip hop cut over the years – including a fair bit of classics from the west coast scene! Yet hearing these original grooves, we're also reminded of what makes hip hop so great – that the core building blocks are real soul sounds, heavy on the kinds of basslines, guitar riffs, and beats that have helped shape the sound of contemporary cuts for more than a few years. And sure, it's familiar territory – but man, do all these cuts sound great together! Titles include "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players, "Body Heat" by Quincy Jones, "Let's Have Some Fun" by The Bar-Kays, "Get Up To Get Down" by Brass Construction, "I Wanta Do Something Freaky To You" by Leon Haywood, "Star Child" by Parliament, "Heartbreaker (part 1)" by Zapp, "Intimate Connection" by Kleeer, "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton, "So Ruff So Tuff" by Roger, and "Cutie Pie" by One Way. CD
 
 
 



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