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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (5LP set) ... LP
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 5LP ... Just Sold Out!
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Divine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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CrystalMusic Life ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Cool Caribbean soul from back in the day – a set that owes plenty to American modern and AOR styles of the time, but which also has its own sort of special vibe as well! The production is tight, but never too slick – and the tunes have this extended, open flow that makes for some especially striking moments – maybe a bit of jazz in some of the Fender Rhodes, or a breezy, almost scatting quality to some of the French language lyrics – which are sung by both a male and female singer. The whole thing's quite different than Haitian or other modes from the time – and titles include "Ti Gacon", "Nostalgie", "Music Life", "Santo Domingo", "Lan Mise", and "Fantastic Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Friimen Music CompanyWe Can Get It On ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
These Friimen really know how to groove – but in a way that's quite unusual, as the set often has all their instruments percolating together in this quickly-syncopated mode that cooks things up at a nicely fast clip, while they throw vocals into the mix once things get moving along! There's almost a Caribbean vibe to the music at times – as the keyboards, guitar, basslines, and percussion flow along with the groove – and titles include "Salt Sweet Style", "I Believe In Hard Working", "Music Makes You Move", "Let's Stay Together", "Think Of What To Do", and "We Can Get It On". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Can Get It On ... CD 13.99

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Claudio Gizzi, Sandro Brugnolini, L Piccioni, & OtCommenti Musicali – Thrilling Tensione Terrore Vol 2 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $21.99
A host of Italian horror soundtrack composers, serving up spooky new sounds for the 80s – reflecting the shift towards more electronic instrumentation on the scene – but still used here with all the best vivid elements learned from an older era of soundtrack music! Claudio Gizzi takes over all of side one on this sound library set – and his music is a masterpiece of dark sounds and subtle sonic elements – all electronic, from what we can tell – but with a textural sophistication that takes it way past the simpler keyboard modes of the time. Side two features work from a variety of other composers, and is even more complex overall – and apart from one clubby space disco number, most of the music is pretty spare and spooky too. Titles include "Plasma", "Micromateria", "Ossessione", "Sul Filo", "Il Fantasma Dell'Opera", "Il Grande Fratello", "Le Voci Di Dentro", and "Spasmodica Attesa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Murray McNabbWay In Is The Way Out – Music Of Murray McNabb (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sarang Bang (New Zealand), Late 70s/1980s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A much-needed look at the work of New Zealand keyboardist/composer Murray McNabb – an artist who's hardly known within his own nation, much less the rest of the world – but one who comes across here with a wonderful array of sounds! The record mixes together vintage recordings from the 70s and 80s with a few more contemporary tracks – and throughout it all, Murray's a hell of a talent with a really revelatory sound – able to create these colors and tones with a very spiritual vibe – often playing electric piano, but in a setting that also has plenty of strong acoustic elements too – including great reeds from Aussie jazz legend Brian Smith, whose sharp edges really bring a lot of bite to the record! A few numbers are warm, and almost funky – and throughout the whole set, McNabb demonstrates this great ear for lyrical lines that have a great deal of power, and which never fail to captivate our ears. Other musicians include Gianmarco Liguori or Tuhi Timoti on guitar, Kim Paterson on trumpet, and Peter Wood on vibes – and a number of tracks are taken from tapes, without set dates of recording. Titles include "Paradox", "The Private Life Of Birds", "Parisienne", "Song For The Dreamweaver", "Mr Gone", "Karmapa Chenno", "Coquero", "Magenta", "King Kong", "Fourth World", "Meditation In D", and "Radio Priestess". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy pressing, too!)

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✨✧ VariousPurple Snow – Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (4LPs with book) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 LPs ... Out Of Stock
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive package is one of the best-ever sets from the Numero Group – not just a brilliant collection of music, but a rich book-like presentation of this important time in the Twin Cities scene – with a huge booklet of notes, memories, and loads of vintage photos! The whole thing's like taking the quality of Numero's books and mixing it with the focus of their best compilations – and the heavy package is filled with loads and loads of gems that really re-map the whole rise to glory of some of the bigger names of the time. You'll hear sounds here by folks who later recorded under more famous labels, and other sublime cuts by groups who never fully got their due at the time – such as the wonderful Haze, a group we've always loved. Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and bass – but used in ways that are often a bit warmer and more spontaneous than the electric funk of later Minneapolis years – tied in more strongly to the sound of the underground in other American cities. Titles include "Get It On" by Prophets Of Peace, "I Love You" by Herman Jones, "Taste Of Love" by Aura, "Expense" by Cohesion, "It's The Things That You Do" by Flyte Tyme, "Higher" by Lewis Connection, "I Do Love My Lady" by Haze, "Stone Lover" by Music Love & Funk, "Together" by Rockie Robbins, "Do You Dare" by Alexander O'Neal, "I've Got My Eyes On You" by The Girls, "Can You Deal With It" by Quiet Storm, "Should I Or Should I Not" by Sue Ann Carwell, "No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby" by Mind & Matter, and "Oh Lover" by Orville Shannon. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... LP
fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian AugerBack To The Beginning Again – A Brian Auger Anthology Vol 2 ... LP
Freestyle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
A totally wonderful collection – even better than the first volume, and filled with rare and unusual work from this legendary British keyboardist! The set features loads of gems from Brian's early years – some mod piano rompers and heavy Hammond groovers – showing a very strong tie to the soul jazz sound of the early 60s, which then transforms into some excellent 70s groovers as the set moves in – work that's every bit as tremendous as the tunes that start out the set. Even if you've got some of Auger's albums in your collection, there's way more to discover here – and the set has a brilliant focus on the deepest, most soulful side of his music! Titles include "In & Out", "Love For Sale", "Maiden Voyage", "Inner City Blues", "Brain Damage", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Funky Mama", "Moanin", "Straight Ahead", "Work Song", "Poinciana", and "Light On The Path". Even features notes on the music by Auger himself! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Back To The Beginning Again – A Brian Auger Anthology Vol 2 ... CD 15.99
Back To The Beginning Again – A Brian Auger Anthology Vol 2 ... CD 11.99

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Jeich Ould Badu & Ahmedou Ahmed LewlaTop WZN ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of Afro-futurism – as traditional instruments are presented in an electrified setting – percussion and keyboards joyously dancing together, but with a really raw groove! The keyboards are often stark and distorted – as pulsating as the percussion – and given these beautiful flourishes on the ancient lute-like Hassaniya instrument, which itself is given an electric twist with some phaser pedals! The music has a very earthy vibe – maybe even more so, given that it was originally mastered for a cassette release – and titles include "Kenwall"," Nehawd", "Chima", "Tirss", "Lbteyt", and "El Wehcha". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BeausoleilLucifer Rising ... LP
Ajna Offensive, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
An incredible document of a lost avant cinema classic – Bobby Beausoleil's rare soundtrack to the late Kenneth Anger film Luicfer Rising. The music, like the film, is incredibly spooky stuff – long, moody guitar-based tracks that spin out into the darkness – invoking the demonic magikal powers that Anger directed with his cinema, and performed in a spare, unredemptive style that is incredibly chilling. Forget all the later 70s horror soundtracks that dominated the genre, because Beausoleil pretty much set the whole tone himself in this recording! Beausoleil plays guitar and keyboards, with his Freedom Orchestra group – and the music was recorded in Tracy Prison, where Bobby was incarcerated during the time he created these sounds! LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Their name may be a mouthful, but the Black Children Sledge Funk Band have a groove that's nice and lean – a wicked blend of basslines, percussion, and lots of riffing guitar – plus these very cool keyboards that wander over the grooves and give the whole thing a sweetly spacey vibe! These guys are definitely on the sharper side of the Afro funk spectrum – and occasionally have some trippy elements in their music – especially when the vocals come together from the group members, which creates a heady quality that lives up to the album's great cover image. Titles include "In Search Of Yesterday", "The Eye That Can See", "Grandfather", "Working Together", and "Boogie Saturday". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD 14.99

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Black SabbathNever Say Die (180 gram gray vinyl) ... LP
Warner, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
An overlooked gem from the initial run of Black Sabbath – the last album to feature Ozzy Osborne on vocals, and a set that really hones the group's power of the previous years! You might expect a more commercial outing from the cover – or maybe think that these guys were trying on some newer waves at the end of the 70s – but honestly, the guitars are as sharp as ever, Ozzy's vocals are nice and fierce, and there's a cool, compressed vibe that really shows these guys influencing a new generation with their music. The bass is maybe not as heavy as before, but that seems to be the only point of power missing from the pentagram – on titles that include "Never Say Die", "Junior's Eyes", "Johnny Blade", "Shock Wave", "Air Dance", "Swinging The Chain", and "Breakout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)
Also available Temi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD 12.99

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BreakawayStraight On To The Top (with bonus CD) ... LP
Breakaway/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
The second set from St Louis funk combo Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled with sweet keyboard lines alongside the female lead vocals – all with a vibe that's nicely stripped-down, and still lives up to the indie spirit of the group. There's some jazz currents on the instrumentation, and the set features some guest work on horns, which nicely expands the sound – and helps give the blue-eyed soul vocals a nice sort of punch. Titles include "Straight On To The Top", "You Are Love", "Back & Forth", "There's A New Tree In The Forest", "Work With The Music", and "Breakaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the album!)

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... LP
Black Jazz, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: this album is oddly mastered from CD, which becomes apparent at one or two points in the playback. Nothing major, but we thought we'd let you know!)

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Daniela CasaSocieta Malata (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
There's a weird and wonderful assortment of styles on this old sound library session from the 70s – a hip blend of electronics, keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all served up in some mighty cool modes from Daniela Casa! The music is moody at points, but often quite rhythmic – at a pace that helps keep things focused, and which makes the set way more than just an echoey studio experiment – with tuneful results that are somewhere in the best territory of electric horror scoring of the time. Titles include "Pericolo", "Strade Vuote", "Ignoto", "Vizio", "Noia", and "Occultismo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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Massimo Catalano & Remigio DucrosLa Fatica ... LP
Flipper/Intervallo (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A great sound library set, and one with a very unusual vibe – music that comes mostly from the trumpet of Massimo Catalano and the piano and keyboards of Remigio Ducros – the latter of whom is avant sometimes, and more jazzy at other moments! Catalano's trumpet does a lot to warm things up at key points – and there also appears to be a saxophonist on the record, although uncredited – and a flute player also comes in and gets a few nice moments too. The music is neither funky nor free – but it's also not straight jazz, either – and really keeps things interesting on this set of thirteen very different-spirited tracks! Titles include "La Fatica", "Dopo La Tensione", "Analisi Della Fatica", "Esperimento 320", "Esami Di Laboratorio", and "Terapia Della Fatica". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicola Conte Presents Stefania DipierroNatural (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – but the approach is very similar overall – lots of warm, groovy currents that follow a path from 60s Rio through Italian jazz and soundtrack generations too – served up by an instrumental group led by Conte on guitar, with work from Pietro Lusso on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, Gaetano Partipilo on sax and flute, and Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet! Yet Stefania herself definitely is in the spotlight throughout – singing in this breathy, soulful style that really opens up the tunes – which are a mix of originals written with Conte, and some very well-chosen jazz and Brazilian classics. Titles include "Joia", "Vento Bravo", "I Feel The Sun On Me", "Natural", "Ainda Mais Amor", "Within You & I", and "Maracatu Atomico". 10 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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Erick Cosaque/Voltage 8Kaloukera Percussions EP ... LP
Sofrito (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Heavy drums and forward-moving grooves – music that's definitely got all the percussion promised in the title, and focused with an energy that might almost work in a contemporary club setting too! Make no mistake, there's nothing electric or programmed here – just heavy percussion, played on these driving, building passages that really take off – usually with one percussionist taking some sort of solo in the middle, and maybe a bit of chorus vocals to flavor the tunes. Yet there's also a focus to the energy that's different than the music might have sounded a decade or two before – almost as if Erick Cosaque's prefacing some of the Tony Allen experiments to come, and even the Afro House styles of the 21st Century. Titles include "Flan'M Cho", "Banbou La", "Bazouka", and "Kowidow Mam'M Boe". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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