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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)... $11.99
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 ... LP
Turbo, 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 11.99

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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 11.99
 
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Medeski, Martin & WoodNotes From The Underground ... CD
Accurate, 1991/2007. Used ... $6.99
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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Herb Alpert & OthersWhipped Cream & Other Delights – Re-Whipped ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s/2006. Used ... $1.99
A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or abstract the originals past the point of recognition – this one maintains the sense of space, time, and rhythm that Herb first brought to his work in the 60s, while also updating the tunes with a 21st Century aesthetic. Remixers include Medeski Martin & Wood, Mocean Worker, Thievery Corporation, John King (Dust Brothers), and Anthony Marinelli – and titles include "Whipped Cream", "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Peanuts", "Love Potion #9", and "Butterball". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #6 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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 ... $4.99
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+ ... $11.99
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 ... $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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousSamples Outta LA – Funk ... CD
Playoff (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Goin Out Of My Head ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraMoods & Grooves – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second funky set by Shawn Lee for Ubiquity – and even more ambitious than the first! The sound here is really expansive – much more in a 70s soundtrack/sound library vein than Lee's first go-round – and done in a style that mixes together harder funky rhythms with larger passages of instrumentation that have a broad, bold, sweeping sort of sound. Heavy drums and fuzzed-out guitars meet with soaring strings, brassy horns, and a great range of instrumentation that really helps change up the mood of the set – hard-grooving in a blacksploitation mode one minute, then rolling into Latin jazz, Bollywood funk, or electric breaks the next. As with Lee's classic drum break albums, there's a great mix of crackling hard drums and jazzy riffs on the set – and no matter what the flavor of the tune, the whole set's plenty funky throughout! All instrumental, and with tracks that include "60s Swinger", "Lou's Place", "The Noose", "Windy City", "Cha Love", "Indian Summer", "Prog Punk", "Electric Tit", "Spooky Street", and "Ping Pong Song". CD

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✨✧ John Douglas/Brian GascoigneCrack In The World/Phase IV ... CD
La La Land, 1965/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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