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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)... $7.99
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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Wood Brass & SteelWelcome To The Party/Same Ol Me ... 12-inch
Turbo, 1978. Very Good ... $29.99
A rare treasure from Wood Brass & Steel – a great little 12" single for Turbo! "Welcome To The Party" is a bass-heavy boogie groover that has a very funky feel overall – less club than most 12" singles of the time – but in a good way! "Same Ol Me" is even better – a snapping, stepping soul tune with great production that makes the guitar, piano, and other elements sound really great next to the flanged-out vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. New Copy (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
Also available Wood Brass & Steel (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
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
Also available Wood Brass & Steel ... LP 11.99

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Wood Brass & SteelHard & Heavy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), New Copy (reissue)... About August 20, 2016 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. Used (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
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available
Wood Brass & Steel ... LP 11.99
Wood Brass & Steel (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99
 
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JJ Band (El Chicles & Chakachas)JJ Band ... CD
Polydor/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Linda Perry & Soul ExpressI Need Someone (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Mainstream, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Tasty single on Mainstream! The a-side's a weepy mellow ballad, with Linda doing vocals, and not in a way that we like – but the flipside's a monster instrumental, with a triple-tempo groove, and a good choppy guitar sound, ala stuff by Wood, Brass, & Steel or Spirit Of Atlanta! Very very nice, and with a nice approach that keeps breaking down, then getting back up again to groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)

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RimshotsDown To Earth ... LP
Stang, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
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 a cutout hole, some wear, and some staining.)

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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

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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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VariousKon & Amir – Off Track Vol 2 – Queens ... LP
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... About June 10, 2016 (delayed)
Kon and Amir do it again – and really blow our minds with the depths of their musical knowledge! The collection's the second in a series to focus on music unearthed by the famous New York cratedigging duo – and it's every bit as on track as the first volume in its presentation of rare and soulful grooves! Kon serves up an amazing batch of obscure club tunes – tracks that really represent the farthest reaches of the underground scene of the 70s and 80s – very few of which we'd ever heard before, some of which are augmented with some edit work to expand the grooves. Amir's tracks are an even hipper blend of world music styles – a range of grooves from around the globe, some earthy, some a bit more polished – but all of them great, and very different than the usual bag of material that ever gets reissued! Kon tracks include "Long Live Music (Kon's edit)" by Wood Brass & Steel, "You've Got Me Goin Baby (Kon's edit)" by The Fabulous Conti Family, "Don't Think About It (Kon's live edit)" by Venise, "Keep On Moving" by Phillip & Lloyd, "Let Yourself Go (Kon's edit)" by Sparkle, and "Live It Up (Kon's dub re-touch)" by Sweet Touch. Amir's tracks include "Save D Musician" by Black Truth Rhythm Band, "Samba" by Super Boire Band, "Se Djro" by Orchestre Black Dragons, and "Okpo Videa Bassouo" by Pedro Gnonnas Et Ses Panchos. 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... 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
Also available Burning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99
 
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Benny BaileyBig Brass ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... $7.99
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.)

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good- ... $9.99
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 a split bottom seam, some wear, and some aging.)
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 9.99

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Jerry FieldingHollywood Brass ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Brassy LA studio arrangements of 60's pop tracks like "Spanish Flea", "Yeh Yeh", "It's Not Unusual", "Hang On Sloopy", and more. Not really Herb Albert, but still pretty groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ides Of MarchVehicle ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)

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KaskaVince DeRosa Tribute Albam – Kevin Kaska/Hollywood Epic Brass Organ & Percussion Ensemble ... CD
Denouement, 2014. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Rob McConnellBoss Brass & Woods ... CD
MCA/Impulse, 1985. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Phoenix AuthorityBlood, Sweat, & Brass ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A sweet batch of funky big band tracks – featuring a group led by Ernie Wilkins, and with work by players that include Hubert Laws, Chris Woods, Kenny Burrell, David Spinosa, Frank Owen, and Grady Tate! The rhythms are quite strong on the set – really kicking in with a lot of electric bass and a lot of punch – grooving hard with plenty of nice touches on organ and guitar. Tracks are mostly pretty hip covers, with titles that include "Everyday People", "Get Back", "Come Together", "Spinning Wheel", "Down On Me", "Journey To the Center Of The Mind", and "One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlo SavinaL'Ira Di Achille (with bonus track) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
A full, rich soundtrack in the classic Italian "blood and sandals" mode – scored to accompany the story of Achilles, who's at his heroic best during most of the narrative! Carlo Savina's music is rich in dramatic themes – often with brassy touches that evoke a more ancient era, softened with strings from time to time, and given some slight Asia Minor exotic inflections at the best moments – especially via woodwinds – those sounds that are usually our favorites on this sort of soundtrack! CD features a whopping 29 tracks in all – served up with that excellent sound quality that makes Digitmovies CDs some of the best in the business! CD
(Limited edition!)

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Piero UmilianiIl Vigile ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Edgar VareseMusic Of Edgar Varese Vol 2 – Arcana/Deserts/Offrandes – Robert Craft/Precht/Columbia Symphony (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Modern Silence, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – although the core energy of the piece seems to come from the 8 percussionists who handle a wide variety of instruments – creating those stark sounds that mark some of Varese's most important compositions – which the strings, brass, and woodwinds cluster around in equally powerful ways! "Deserts" is a piece that's more subtle, and much longer – mixing a variety of electronic sounds and instrumental moments, with shifting sonic spaces and volumes throughout – all to make up a side-long recording filled with moody moments and more powerful electronic bursts. "Offrandes" is a selection of two songs – in a haunting blend of woodwind instruments, percussion, and trumpet – plus vocals from soprano Dona Precht. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Jah Thomas & Roots RadicsKing Tubby's Hidden Treasure ... CD
Trojan/BMG, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Roots Radics band are the giveaway that this dub set is from a slightly later period in Tubby's career, post golden era, but before the digital revolution was to take hold. The sound here is crisp and clear, unlike some other murky dub excursions you may be familiar with, but nowhere near the slick digidub tracks that abound today, and it reminds us a bit of some of Adrian Sherwood's work, though he no doubt cribbed a lot of mixing tricks from sessions like these. 15 echoey deep space trcks, including "King Tubby's Pearl Dub", "King Tubby's Platinum Dub", "King Tubby's Emerald Dub", "King Tubby's Brass Dub", "King Tubby's Hidden Treasure" and "King Tubby's Sovereign Dub". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood (plus bonus CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily 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! CD
(Includes the bonus Rough Guide To RD Burman 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 3 CDs ... 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Charlie ByrdBrazilian Byrd ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Used ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, still in the shrink with Nice Price sticker.)

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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... 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". CD
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✨✧ Marty PaichPicasso Of Big Band Jazz ... CD
Candid (UK), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brassy LA sunshine big band from Marty Paich – with plenty of subtle, grooving twists & turns, too – with lots of lighter touches and late 50s Hollywood style! Marty is better remembered for his studio arrangement and production genius than as a band leader, but shows a really steady hand here handling a big group of jazz players including Pete Candoli, Herbie Harper, Herb Geller, Mel Lewis and others. Titles are mostly Paich compositions, with the exception of the centerpiece "What's New". Other numbers include "From Now On", "Walkin On Home", "Black Rose", "Tommy's Toon", "Easy Listnin", "Nice And Easy"and "Martytini Time" CD
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