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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... LP
Cat, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do more than just hit a heavy drum and pluck a noisy bass – really going beyond the usual to come up with a groove that's wonderfully crafted throughout – and way way more than just the sum of its parts! Not that the band is slick or too polished, though – because they definitely earn the "raw" in their name with some sharp edges on the instrumentation – a sharp sense of power that really helps the whole thing cook. Titles include "RSE", "Burn The Candle", "Music Meditation", "Right On", and "Emergency". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz Club – From Jamaica With Jazz ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the more far-reaching compilations in the Jazz Club series – reggae covers by jazz mainstays and more from late 60s onward, with a focus on great stuff from the 70s! All of the material was culled from the vast Universal vaults – and it's a pretty sweet set of jazzy reggae and reggae jazz, from artists as diverse as Ernest Ranglin, Bernard Pretty Purdie, The Skatalites, Bill Fraser, Deodato and Medeski, Martin & Wood! 14 tracks in all: "54-46 – (Was My Number)" by Ernest Ranglin, "Jammin'" by Monty Alexander, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Junior Mance, "Natty Never Get Weary" by Dean Fraser, "Rock Fort Rock" by Skatalites, "Montego Bay" by Pretty Purdie, "I Shot The Sheriff" by Deodato, "Walking On Sunshine" by Bill Summers, "Pressure Drop" by Brass Fraser and more. CD

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousInfluences – Compiled And Mixed By DJ Marky (2CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful compilation tunes that influenced Sao Paolo's DJ Marky – who maybe known more for drum & bass and broken beats, but here assembles an eclectic 2CD set of classic Brazilian tunes, 70s soul, disco, funk, and floor shaking club grooves – a straight up collection of classics from across the groovy spectrum! If there's a hurdle that we hope compilations of this sort will clear, it's to connect a diverse platter of sounds into a cohesive groove, and Marky couldn't have done a finer job – giving us a clear window into his personal influences and crafting an excellent batch of music for us! Bossa, house, soul, funk and modern grooves blended perfectly! Most of the tunes are from the late 60s through the early 80s, with a few neo classics from later years – with a very subtle, nicely done mix of the tunes on the first CD that keeps a most of the original tunes intact – with 16 tracks including "Aquarius" by Cal Tjader, "These Eyes" by The Guess Who, "Samba Blim" by Tamba 4, "Funkanova" by Wood, Brass & Steel", "Look Ahead" by Aquarian Dream, "Here's To You" by Skyy and much more. Disc 2 is unmixed, with many of the standouts from the first disc and several other tracks including "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand" by Whodini, "Balanca Pema" by Ronald Mesquita, "Sugar Rock" by One Way, "Thousand Finger Man" by Candido, "Adeus, Maria Fulo" by Os Mutantes, "Honeysuckle Breeze" by Tom Scott & The California Dreamers and more! CD
(Digipack has some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousStrange Games & Funky Things 5 Smoking 70s Soul & Rare Grooves – DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest installments so far in this legendary series – an excellent back of laidback funky cuts – super-sweet stuff, with a great lowdown sort of groove! The rhythms here are all nice and mellow, but the cuts are still plenty funky – right at the right sort of pace to be the kind of older funk numbers that inspire the hip hop generation – usually with a different sort of sound than the 70s funk that was hitting the mainstream back in the day! Spinna's done a great job with the track selection here – proving that even if you're digging in familiar territory, picking the right cuts is still a hell of an art – and the CD version features one mixed disc, and one unmixed CD – with cuts that include "Family Tree" by Family Tree, "Get It Up For Love" by Ned Doheny, "Sweet Stuff" by Sylvia, "Capricorn Rising" by Richard Evans, "Motherland" by Sylvia St James, "Cameo" by Eddie Senay, "For The Love Of Money" by Philly Armada Orchestra, "Brazilian Skies" by Bill Summers, "Asafo Beesuon/Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone" by CK Mann & His Carousel 7, "Hunt Up Wind" by Hiroshi Fukimura, "Always There" by Wood Brass & Steel, "War Is Coming" by War, "Hands Of Time" by Perfect Circle, and "I Ain't Got The Love" by The Ambassadors. CD
(Booklet is missing. Digipack corner has a tear.)

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✨✧ JJ Band (El Chicles & Chakachas)JJ Band ... CD
Polydor/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible funk, soul, jazz, post psychedelia and funk rock from the JJ Band – recorded in Brussels and featuring core players who were also integral members of Chakachas & El Chicles! The JJ Band find a hard grooving style steeped in horns, with heavy drums, bass and percussion, fuzzy guitar, and group vocals that range from psych styled group singing and soaring, kind of blue eyed soul. It's a mix of originals and tripped out cover tunes – ranging from walloping funk and funk rock, to some more laidback styles, but most of the tunes have pretty punchy sound. Totally great, and all to rare stuff! Titles include "Love In Them There Hills", "Now I've Found Out", "Leaving You", a fantastic, brass funk & psych jazz take on "Norwegian Wood", "Bip Bip", "To Love Somebody" and more. Also includes 2 bonus tracks recorded earlier and not on the original Polydor version, which was only released in Belgium and Canada: "Cousins Jack" and "Nicky's At The PC". CD
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Charlie ByrdBrazilian Byrd ... CD
Columbia, 1964. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
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 also features a previously unreleased alternate take of "Engano" CD

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Stelvio CiprianiFemina Ridens/La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti/L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1969/1971. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A treasure trove of work from the great Stelvio Cipriani – three full albums in a single package! First up is Femina Ridens – penned for a 1969 Italian thriller with psycho-sexual overtones, and done with music that has elements of both! At some points, Cipriani has all the erotic touches of his best early 70s work – but at others, he uses late 60s modes that evoke Morricone and Piero Umiliani, especially the latter's playful use of instrumentation in his more outlandish soundtracks! The music grows a bit more tense as the film moves on, but usually has a sense of lightness overall – and a number of tracks feature wordless vocals, sung either by Edda Dell'Orso or I Cantori Moderni. The CD offers up beautiful remastering of the music, and features 7 bonus tracks that weren't on the original release – a total of 19 tunes that include "Week End With Mary", "Love Symbol", "Hot Skin", "Chorus & Brass Fugato", "Redezvous In The Castle", "Femina Ridens", "The Run In The Alley", and "The Shower". Next is La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti – music set to loads of sweet scoring that includes bossa-inspired rhythms, bubbling organ lines, and some great female vocals from Nora Orlandi! The record's a fair bit like some of Morricone's best from the period – with a similar mixture of the dark and the light dancing together magically, all in a blend that's sometimes lush, but which often has a stripped-down, nicely compressed feel that gets right to the core elements of the most beautiful tunes. Given the bloody images used on the cover and inside the notes to the booklet, you'd hardly expect the record to be so sweet – but it's filled with dreamy numbers that go way beyond the simple slasher theme of the film! Titles include "Fantasia Tragica", "Night Club Girl", "Shopping", "Felicita", "Dopo Cena", "Hallory Mano Di Legno", "Rivelazioni Di Un Assassino", "Al Pub", and "Il Comandante". Last is L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco – tremendous stuff, and the kind of soundtrack that's putting Stelvio Ciprani at the top of our list of favorite composers these days! The film itself is a dark early 70s Italian horror movie – but Cipriani's music is much lighter, almost dreamy at times – with a blend of slightly erotic themes, and a few slightly darker moments. The lighter tracks dominate, though – and even when supposedly tense, they use a beautifully spare, beautifully timed sort of instrumentation that flows softly and sweetly – not really funky, but with an inherent sense of rhythm, however mellow and slow. Woodwinds are almost watery at times, and titles include "Nuovo Delitto", "Tema D'Amore", "Night Club", "Intrusione", "Scogliere", "Interrogatorio", and "Lotta & Morte Dell'Assassino". CD

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Good+ ... $4.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove – nice and clean! Vinyl has a few light marks from the old paper sleeve, but is nice overall – as is cover.)

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Gene Krupa and Gerry Mulligan – hardly a pairing that we would have thought of – but one that works surprisingly well here, and which showcases Mulligan's increasing fascination for larger group settings! The album features Gene on drums with a set of players that include Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Phil Woods, Hank Jones, and Barry Galbraith – but the real star of the set is Gerry, who's not playing here, but conducting the larger group of jazz players through charts that are all his own, and which display the same love of fluid ensemble horn parts that he used in his own smaller combo work. There's a lot more brass in the mix than you'd usually get from Gerry – which gives the album a bit more of a Krupa kick – and Gene also gets some nice space to show himself on drums. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Margie", "Bird House", "The Way Of All Flesh", "Disk Jockey Jump", "Birds Of A Feather", and "Mulligan Stew". CD
(Out of print. Includes original US obi.)

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Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $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
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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Bill RussoWorld Of Alcina ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the most ambitious recordings ever from Bill Russo – the composer/arranger who first rose to fame with Stan Kenton, and who's working here in an even more modern extension of Kentonite ideals! Side one of the record features Russo's beautiful composition "The World Of Alcina" – a tune originally written as a jazz ballet, but which comes across here with the fluid tones and deep colors of some of the more serious jazz soundtracks from the time. The 18 minute piece features some especially great work on horns – played by a large brace of brass instruments used with the careful, sensitive styles that clearly show an influence from Kenton. Side two features shorter tunes – most composed by Russo too, and played in ways that resonate more strongly with west coast small combo work of the time. There's a nice sense of counterpoint on most numbers, and a few tunes feature great interplay between Russo's valve trombone, Bill Porter's slide trombone, and the twin tenors of Sandy Mosse and Bill Trujillo – while others have a more open soloing style, with just Russo and Trujillo as the main horns. Rhythm is by Eddie Baker on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Mickey Simonetta on drums – and tracks include "For My Sister", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "L'Affair Bugs", "Bill's Blues", and "Speculum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with the "long playing unbreakable" logo – record and cover are great!)

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Psychedelic soundtrack funk from some the great composers of the 60s & 70s – raw percussion, tripped out psych guitars, squealing synth and keyboards, brass blasts and sultry vocals – one of best yet in Rough Guide's fruitful adventures in global psychedelia! Their guide to Bollywood psych features names that'll jump out fans of the Bollywood sounds of psych and funk eras – including RD Burman, Asha Bhosle, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and others – and it's an incredibly well curated sample of the sprawling style! This qualifies both as an excellent introduction the grooves, or as a perfectly worthy compilation for long-time Bollywood psych and funk diggers. Includes "Pyar Zindagi Hai" by Lata Mangeshkar, Ahsa Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor, "Mera Naam Hai Shabnam" by Asha Bhosle, "Title Music (Instrumental)" by RD Burman, "Soul Of Bobby (Instrumental)" by Laxkmikant-Pyarelal, "Dance Music (Instrumental) by Kalyanki Anandji, "Freak Out Music (Instrumental)" by RD Burman and much more. Over an hour of music on the main CD, and this great special edition comes with bonus disc – The Rough Guide To RD Burman – featuring 12 tracks by the legendary psych soundtrack composer featuring collaborations with Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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