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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... LP LP format
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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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... CD CD format
Buddah, 1973. Used ... $19.99
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! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Burning Of Atlanta ... LP 9.99
Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP LP format
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 ... CD 19.99
Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
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
Burning Of Atlanta ... CD 19.99

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Young BrassRhythm & Brass ... LP LP format
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
One of the best examples of a very cool 60s sub-genre – albums of soul tracks played by a "fake" studio group, which probably included some pretty great players that were working under anonymous conditions because of contract limitations! Sammy Lowe handled most of hte arrangements – and the tracks are a mix of 60's soul hits on Stax and Atlantic, with titles like "Knock On Wood", "I Thank You", "Soul Finger", "Respect", and "Soul Man" done up in choppy band arrangements, with some added guitar and piano to fill the whole thing out. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Brand New FunkBrand New Funk '78 ... LP LP format
Vibration, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally excellent album of funky cuts – all played with a slick electric sound that was sort of a mix of LA g-funk riffs with smoother east coast studio grooving. The band includes Wood Brass & Steel/Sugarhill/Tackhead members Skip McDonald and Doug Wimbush, plus some nice reed work by Seldon Powell. Includes an excellent jazzy instrumental stepper called "Tastee", plus vocal numbers like "Classical Funk", "Low Down", and "Fingers Do the Walking", all of which are pretty tasty. And oddly, the record is subtitled "Sylvia Presents" – as it was produced by Sylvia Robinson, who made the band include her single "Automatic Lover", a creepy Kraftwerk-esque dance number with a cold electro feel that's nothing like the rest of the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a "featuring" sticker.)

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New Medeski, Martin & WoodNotes From The Underground (remastered edition) ... CD CD format
Indirecto, 1991/2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New VariousJazz Club – From Jamaica With Jazz ... CD CD format
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Bombay RoyaleIsland Of Dr Electrico ... CD CD format
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
A pretty huge leap forward for The Bombay Royale – the Bollywood funk-inspired combo who bring some Indian charm to the fertile Australian funk scene – and a whole lot more! Funk-era Bollywood soundtracks are still a huge part of the what they do, but there's a whole lot more going on here – from lush strings, to spacey disco, to Blaxploitation and beyond – it's richly layered, and mighty impressive. It's also much more than a mere global cinematic funk pastiche – the songs themselves are exciting and stand strongly for their own merits. The dual male and female vocals are excellent, and the instrumentation is great, too – with sitar, tabla and other Eastern elements, some tripped out synth and keys, brass and heavy drums. Includes "Ankhiyan", "Wild Stallion Mountain", "Khubsoorat Bewafa", "Henna Henna", "Tere Bina", "Hooghly Night Patrol", "(Give Me Back My) Bunty Bunty", "Gyara 59", "The Bombay Twist", "The Island Of Dr Electrico", "Falcon's Landing" and "The River". CD

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1969. Good+ ... $6.99
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
(70s gray label Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear, and a fully split bottom seam.)

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Ides Of MarchVehicle (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Warner/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the work of Blood Sweat & Tears! Like BST, Ides Of March have a really driving sound here – pushing forward with heavy drums, sharp bits of brass, and a great early jazz rock sound that's way better than most work by the competition in years to come! Tracks include "Vehicle", "Wooden Ships", "Home", "Bald Medusa", "One Woman Man", and "Symphony For Eleanor". CD also features four bonus tracks – "High On A Hillside", "Let Me Home Gently", "Melody", and the single version of "Vehicle". CD

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP LP format
Riverside, 1960. Good+ ... $6.99
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
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP LP format
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD CD format
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Around March 30, 2015
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
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... LP 6.99

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New Stelvio CiprianiFemina Ridens/La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti/L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco ... CD CD format
Digitmovies (Italy), 1969/1971. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New CoolboneBrass Hop ... CD CD format
Hollywood, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... CD CD format
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached further to include great stuff from KPM, De Wolfe and other legendary music libraries. This one digs deeper still into the vaults of Music De Wolfe and KPM, plus Golden Ring, Omnimusic, Selected Sound and other sources – funky themes from Germany, France, UK and the US! It's funky all the way, but these thematic instrumentals flex out pretty broadly – from straight up funky drums, organ and guitar instros to suspenseful chase scene-ready rumblers, tense horn blasts, brass and woodwind textured groovers, clever riffs on disco and more! Great stuff from a series we hope will keep coming out with more! Includes "Nowhere To Run", by Leer Paul Leary, "Prototype" by Simon Haseley, "Contact" by Peter Reno, "Solid Funk" by Dave Patterson, "Staying Power" by Keith Mansfield, "Stuck In" by Danny Edwardson, "Disco King" by Barry Stoller, "Police Car" by Dave Richmond, "XY Patrol" by M Schoof/U Buschkotter and more. 20 tracks on the CD version. CD

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New Charlie ByrdBrazilian Byrd ... CD CD format
Columbia, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Bombay RoyaleIsland Of Dr Electrico ... CD CD format
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty huge leap forward for The Bombay Royale – the Bollywood funk-inspired combo who bring some Indian charm to the fertile Australian funk scene – and a whole lot more! Funk-era Bollywood soundtracks are still a huge part of the what they do, but there's a whole lot more going on here – from lush strings, to spacey disco, to Blaxploitation and beyond – it's richly layered, and mighty impressive. It's also much more than a mere global cinematic funk pastiche – the songs themselves are exciting and stand strongly for their own merits. The dual male and female vocals are excellent, and the instrumentation is great, too – with sitar, tabla and other Eastern elements, some tripped out synth and keys, brass and heavy drums. Includes "Ankhiyan", "Wild Stallion Mountain", "Khubsoorat Bewafa", "Henna Henna", "Tere Bina", "Hooghly Night Patrol", "(Give Me Back My) Bunty Bunty", "Gyara 59", "The Bombay Twist", "The Island Of Dr Electrico", "Falcon's Landing" and "The River". CD
Also available Island Of Dr Electrico ... CD 7.99
 
 
 



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