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New Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vince TemperaGeometra Prinetti Selvaggiamente Osvaldo ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweet Italian comedy set in a tropical locale – and scored here by the Bixio/Frizzi/Tempera trio with a nice blend of disco styles and warmer 70s exotic elements! The music is often heavy on keyboards – of the sort you'd hear in other Italian sex comedies of the time – and although the leadoff theme is a disco groover, other numbers step back and get a bit more mellow – laidback cuts that are maybe our favorites on the soundtrack! Acoustic piano and Hammond organ also figure into the mix of keys – which creates more organic and classic-styled moments – and CD features a total of 17 tracks from the film, including variations on "Gemonetra Prinetti Selvaggiamente Osvaldo" and "Savana's Theme". CD

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Francesco De MasiSinfonia Per Due Spie ... CD CD format
CAM/Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet symphony for two spies – done up in all the best jazzy crime styles of the 60s! The movie's a James Bond spoof, but the music is almost more sounds from a few years before – less John Barry orchestrations than smaller combo jazz with lots of lively touches – and instrumentation that includes Hammond, electric guitar, and some mighty nice horns! Franceso De Masi's almost in a Henry Mancini mode on the best moments – and we mean that in a good way, as the music carries some echoes of Hank's famous sounds for Mr Lucky or Peter Gunn – but with a more updated 60s approach. Titles include "Krimm Flight", "From Venice To San Francisco", "Rodeo", "Return To Frisco", "Blue Dream", and "Mexico Bossa Nova" – and CD features 7 bonus tracks too! CD

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Roy Etzel with Gert WildenWhat's New Mr Trumpet/Hello Mr Trumpet ... CD CD format
Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of pop instrumental albums from trumpeter Roy Etzel – back to back on a single CD! What's New Mr Trumpet has Roy really running through a heck of a lot of tunes – 28 numbers in all, most under the two minute mark – all done as breezy grooves with backings from the great Gert Wilden, and Roy's lively trumpet lines over the top! Etzel's got a style that's clean, but still surprisingly soulful – a nice mix for the care that Wilden brings into the arrangements – and the short tunes are divided up into different medleys – with titles like "Slop Medley", "Slow Beat Medley", "Fast Beat Medley", and "Happy Beat Medley". Hello Mr Trumpet has Roy Etzel really sparkling on trumpet over some great German easy backings from Gert Wilden – larger group arrangements that often have this cool little Hammond bubbling down in the mix, in a style that's similar to Ingfried Hoffman on his groovy German recordings of the time. Roy's trumpet has a sense of compression borrowed from Herb Alpert, but a bit more flair too – and titles include "Never Grow Old", "Love Is Blue", "Those Were The Days", "Wherever You Are", "Two Happy Muchachos", and "La Bambola". CD

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Nino FerrerNino Ferrer ... CD CD format
Riviera/Polygram (France), 1966. Used ... $6.99
Very groovy stuff from Nino Ferrer – France's answer to the 60s beat group scene that was shaking big in Britain and Germany! Ferrer has a style that's greatly influenced by American R&B singers, and he's backed by a tight little combo that has a hard Hammond and guitar sound that works very well with his shouted soulful vocals! You might know his work from the Get Easy compilation – and a lot of the material on this great 1966 album has a similar sound – hard vocals, swinging instrumentation, and a groovy soulful groove – easily some of the most upbeat romping work from the French pop scene of the 60s! Titles include "Les Cornichons", "Oh He Hein Bon", "Je Veux Etre Noir", "Mirza", "C'Est Irreparable", "Shake Shake Ferrer", and "Le Millionnaire". CD

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KlanMrowisko (The Hive) ... LP LP format
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), Early 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
Hip work from the Polish scene at the start of the 70s – a Hammond-heavy combo with a fair bit of jazz in their grooves – almost a more progressive take on the Brit beat group sound of the 60s, but without all of the progressive modes that other Euro groups were moving into! There's a great blend of basslines, percussion, and organ in the group's approach – and although there's a number of tracks with vocals, there's also others where the instrumentation really dominates, and those are especially appealing to us. Production is cool too – often echoey and effect-heavy – and titles include "A Dream", "Temptation", "The Nerves Of Cities", "Thoughts", "The Hive", and "The Starveling's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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KlanNerwy Miast ... CD CD format
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on later records – but here, the focus is more hard rock – but at that great early level without any cliches, which creates a sinister current that holds plenty strong – even if you don't understand the language. Hammond comes in on some of the best tracks too – often with these cool trippy touches, and echoes of an older beat group vibe – and although vocals figure on most numbers, it's the band's deft instrumentation that really grabs us. Titles include "Kuzeni", "Winter", "Nerwy Miast", "Mrowisko", "Ani Ty", "Rajd Safari", and "Dwunastawka" – plus great covers of "Watermelon Man" and "Spinning Wheel". CD

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M-TetNumber One/Bikes! ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Lugnut Brand, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
"Number One" steps ahead in a sweet blend of Hammond organ lines and nicely snapping rhythms – a groove that's maybe a more kicked-up version of early Meters at their best – as the bassline bounces quickly and adds a bit of a go-go soul vibe to the tune! "Bikes" is slower and slinkier – with lots of fuzzy guitar coming right down on the beat – giving the whole thing a freaky funky feel before distorted organ comes in to take the whole thing home! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Manfred MannFive Faces Of Manfred Mann ... LP LP format
Ascot, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
Manfred Mann's the guy in the lead, but the group's definitely one that's got five faces – thanks to the sharp talents of all the members of the quintet! Drummer Mike Hugg gets things going with a sharp Brit beat, vocalist Paul Jones really gives the songs some shape and a bit of harmonica too, Mike Vickers adds in great guitar and alto sax, Tom McGuinness brings some bluesy bass, and Manfred Mann himself really sends the whole thing home with soulful piano and Hammond lines! Jones contributed a few original tunes to the set – including "She", "Can't Believe It", and "Did You Have To Do That" – and the record also features versions of "Groovin" and "Watermelon Man" – plus the hit single "Sha La La". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing – original!)

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MohawksChamp (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Pama (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 20.98
One of the heaviest albums ever made – and a monstrous bit of organ funk that never gets old! The Mohawks were a one-off studio group led by arranger/keyboardist Alan Hawkshaw (the "hawk" in the Mohawk name), and they're working here in a mad London mix of beat group grooving, soul jazz Hammond, West End seediness, and even a bit of early rocksteady! The grooves are tremendous – a sweet blend of heavy bass, tight drums, and hard-wailing organ – never quitting all the way through, and served up on a set of nearly all original tunes! Includes the classic "The Champ", sampled more times than we can count, and a blueprint for early hip hop – plus the cuts "Can You Hear Me", "Landscape", "Senior Thump", "Dr Jeckyll & Hyde Park", "Hip Jigger", "Baby Hold On", and "Sound Of The Witchdoctors". CD

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Andrea RoccaLa Citta Ideale ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful soundtrack with a very subtle texture – one that comes from careful use of a number of different instrumental sounds, woven into a rich tapestry as the music moves on! Hammond figures strongly in some of the boldest moments, but the richness here really comes from offbeat use of vibes, steel guitar, tuba, percussion, trombone, violin, and other elements – sometimes moving at a slow, brooding pace – other times abstracted slightly in the performance – which manages to great both an unsettling vibe next to the pleasing sounds that emerge. Titles include "Fotografie", "Letto Vuoto", "Cantina", "Museo", "Tribunale", "Corridoi", "Telefonata", "Allontanamento", and "Cosa Vedi". CD

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New Piero UmilianiAgente X1-7 Operazione Oceano ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wonderful spy soundtrack work from Piero Umiliani – done in his best groovy style of the 60s, with a brilliant mix of jazz and mod elements throughout! Umiliani's extrapolating from the more famous spy sounds of Bond and Barry, and takes things very strongly into his own territory with a blend of light woodwinds, moody Hammond, snapping snare, and a bit of strings as well – interwoven with a really fresh feel that includes a bit of the bossa styles you'd hear in other Italian work of the time! Given the obscurity of the film, the soundtrack's a great discovery – and steps out boldly here on this set of 21 tracks from the movie. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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New Piero UmilianiBon Voyage ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Great grooves from Piero Umiliani – a sweet 70s session of sound library material, served up in a warm blend of funky rhythms and mighty nice keyboards! Hammond is in the lead on most numbers – echoing those cool odd phrasing styles that Umiliani used in the late 60s, but given more of a straightforward groove thanks to the backings – which move between cop show funk and some slightly clubbier styles at point. The whole thing's got all the wit and whimsy we've come to love from Piero – and which you might expect from the cover image too – and titles include "Slogan", "Trip", "Bon Voyage", "Union Pacific", "Business Is Business", and "Wild Cat". CD
(Limited to 500 copies. Comes in a slim case.)

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New Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... CD CD format
Beat/Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – and a record that's probably best known for the worldwide hit "Mah Na Mah Na" – later made famous by Sesame Street, The Dave Pell Singers, and many others! The whole thing's wonderful, though – a sublime mix of erotic elements, playful funky numbers, and warm jazzy tunes – all supposedly scored for an exploitation documentary about sex in Sweden – but music that really stands strongly on its own! There's a number of cuts with those cool Hammond organ tricks that Umiliani does so well – and lots of others have cool female vocals, sometimes singing lyrics, sometimes wordlessly in a really wonderful way. The whole thing's a treasure – one of the best Italian soundtracks you could ever buy – and titles include "Mah Na Mah Na", "You Tried To Warn Me", "Nel Cosmo", "Topless Party", "Hippies 1", "Sleep Now Little One", "Piano Bossa Nova", "Free In Minore", and "Violenza". This limited version has 30 tracks in all – over 75 minutes of music! CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Piero UmilianiTo-Day's Sound ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A gem of a record from the great Piero Umiliani – and maybe one of his funkiest, grooviest projects ever! The set is more sound library funk than soundtrack – and features some very strong keyboard work in the lead on most track – including Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and even Lowrey organ! Other instrumentation is nice and spare – lots of tight and slight rhythms – which lets the keyboards carry equal parts of the groove and the melody, in a really wonderful style! The whole thing's wonderful – a deep deep treasure all the way through – and tracks include "Lady Magnolia", "Open Space", "Goodmorning Sun", "Railroad", "Safari Club", "Free Dimension", "Truck Driver", and "Music On The Road". 21 tracks in all – and over 75 minutes of funky music! CD
(Comes in a slim case.)

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP LP format
Circle (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning Hammond, and heavy drums – often in a space that's uniquely somewhere between rock, funk, and soul! A few of the names here are familiar, but as on previous volumes, most of the artists are completely new to our ears – which makes the "discovery" factor of the set every bit as great as the music. Most tunes are upbeat and romping – sure to please fans of funkier rock work – and titles include "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Looking For Something Better" by Rodys, "Music Man" by Fire & Ice, "Abba" by The Paragons, "Si Je Buvais Moins" by Douglas, ", "Strange Magic" by Claude Bolling, "Hold Up Inusite" by Joanna, "A Minor Explosion" by Don Shinn & The Soul Agents, and "Flashback" by The Noon Express. LP, Vinyl record album
(Image shown is from CD, LP has 16 tracks.)

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New VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD CD format
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of offbeat pop that Quentin Tarantino might throw into a soundtrack – but there's also a much deeper range of sounds going on than you might expect, with wonderfully clever instrumentation, and lots of surprisingly heartfelt passages in the vocals! And sure, the language might be a barrier – but there's a really universal sense of appeal to this music – a variant of 60s soul and pop, focused through a different sort of lense – and the instrumentation alone is great – with wicked guitars, Hammond, and other garagey touches! As usual with Ace, the whole thing's supported with nicely detailed notes that tell the whole story behind these wonderful lost gems (we like this one even better than the fab first volume) – and titles include "Namida No Go Go" by Emy Jackson & Blue Comets, "Koi Gurui" by Chiyo Okumura, "Tokyo No Hito" by The Peanuts, "Warui Kuse" by Kazumi Yasui, "Boy & Girl" by Akiko Wada, "Namida No Mori No Monogatari" by Akiko Nakamura, "Saike Na Machi" by Reiko Mari, "Bazazz No 1" by Kayoko Ishuu, and "Furi Furi 5" by Linda Yamamoto. CD
Also available Nippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 (colored vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 (colored vinyl) ... LP LP format
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of offbeat pop that Quentin Tarantino might throw into a soundtrack – but there's also a much deeper range of sounds going on than you might expect, with wonderfully clever instrumentation, and lots of surprisingly heartfelt passages in the vocals! And sure, the language might be a barrier – but there's a really universal sense of appeal to this music – a variant of 60s soul and pop, focused through a different sort of lense – and the instrumentation alone is great – with wicked guitars, Hammond, and other garagey touches! As usual with Ace, the whole thing's supported with nicely detailed notes that tell the whole story behind these wonderful lost gems (we like this one even better than the fab first volume) – and titles include "Namida No Go Go" by Emy Jackson & Blue Comets, "Koi Gurui" by Chiyo Okumura, "Tokyo No Hito" by The Peanuts, "Warui Kuse" by Kazumi Yasui, "Boy & Girl" by Akiko Wada, "Namida No Mori No Monogatari" by Akiko Nakamura, "Saike Na Machi" by Reiko Mari, "Bazazz No 1" by Kayoko Ishuu, and "Furi Furi 5" by Linda Yamamoto. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD 14.99

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New Piero UmilianiIl Marchio Di Kriminal ... CD CD format
Beat (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great entry in the Kriminal series of films – one that features some wonderfully groovy work from Piero Umiliani! The music here is Umiliani at his most playful – rooted in jazz, but with warmer touches from bossa and other mod 60s Italian styles too – sometimes set to wordless vocals that scat along wonderfully with the rhythms, other times delivered instrumentally with some mighty nice Hammond upfront in the mix! The overall presentation is way tighter and more professional than some of the images on the screen from the film – although the movie itself does have plenty of charm too – and the CD features great remastering, and a total of 19 great numbers in all! CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New I Marc 4I Marc 4 (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Nelson/Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure sound library set from this wonderfully jazzy group – an Italian combo of the 70s, but one who worked more in the studio underground than the larger scene of the time! Marc 4 have a really great way with a tune – tight, focused, and with some of the best mod, bossa, and jazz styles of the Italian soundtrack scene of the late 60s – delivered with shifting instrumentation that includes Hammond organ, vibes, flute, and fuzzy guitar – in this sweet batch of tracks that includes plenty of funky numbers! Titles include "Deep Bass", "Fast Bass", "Distorsion Mind", "Catherine", "Marketing", "Sweet Beat", and "Compression". LP, Vinyl record album

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New MohawksChamp (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Pama (Japan), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the heaviest albums ever made – and a monstrous bit of organ funk that never gets old! The Mohawks were a one-off studio group led by arranger/keyboardist Alan Hawkshaw (the "hawk" in the Mohawk name), and they're working here in a mad London mix of beat group grooving, soul jazz Hammond, West End seediness, and even a bit of early rocksteady! The grooves are tremendous – a sweet blend of heavy bass, tight drums, and hard-wailing organ – never quitting all the way through, and served up on a set of nearly all original tunes! Includes the classic "The Champ", sampled more times than we can count, and a blueprint for early hip hop – plus the cuts "Can You Hear Me", "Landscape", "Senior Thump", "Dr Jeckyll & Hyde Park", "Hip Jigger", "Baby Hold On", and "Sound Of The Witchdoctors". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Champ (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99
 
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Richard BonnetWarrior ... CD CD format
Marge (France), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Post-musical tones from a very powerful lineup – a quartet who make some really amazing sounds from very familiar instruments – all used at levels that are quite different than you'd hear in standard jazz, or even most avant work as well! The group features Richard Bonnet on guitar, Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano sax, Antonin Rayon on Hammond, and Tom Rainey on drums – but the overall sound is way different than any tenor/organ/guitar combo we've ever heard! The Hammond is especially amazing – used to generate these offbeat sounds, which are then echoed by Bonnet's guitar – and laced with reed lines that are sometimes melodic, sometimes more textural – on titles that include "Warrior", "Bonne Resolution", "World Of Signs", "Kala", and "Coney Island Line". CD

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Bonniwell Music MachineBonniwell Music Machine (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Warner, Late 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
An amazing second chapter for The Music Machine – working here with the last name of leader Sean Bonniwell in their name – in a groove that's even weirder and wilder than before! The group take on an odd new sound here – still the heady brew of fuzz and Hammond on their original garagey recordings from LA – but with a mode that also really lets Bonniwell's offbeat character come to the forefront – both in the odd lyrics, and his stark presentation in the lead – a Sunset Strip sense of personality that's almost up there with Kim Fowley at times! The record's definitely one of the weirder, more edgey sides cut for Warner Brothers in the mid 60s – and titles include "Astrologically Incompatible", "Double Yellow Line", "The Trap", "Soul Love", "Bottom Of The Soul", "Me Myself & I", and "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milt BucknerRockin Hammond ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
A grooving set for Capitol, and one that features Milt Buckner both on organ and overdubbed piano – a blend that's pretty darn great, and which makes for some real twin-keyboard frenzy! The tunes are often upbeat and with an undercurrent of R&B – and guitar is by Everett Barksdale and Mickey Baker, who both spice things up nicely. Titles include "Blue & Sentimental", "Mighty Low", "The Beast", "Wild Scene", "Count's Basement", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Jumpin At The Zanzibar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Decoy & Joe McPheeSpontaneous Combustion (with bonus CD) ... CD CD format
OTOroku (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
Joe McPhee plays here with a Hammond organ trio – a setting that partially gets him back to the soulful sound of his roots, but which still keeps things in the freer mode of later years too! Joe starts out the performance with some wonderful solo work on pocket trumpet – played with these offbeat notes and inventive phrasing that might only be matched by Don Cherry's work on the instrument. The drums from Steve Noble come into the mix slowly, while the Hammond from Alexander Hawkins rolls in on these bold waves of sound – almost more forceful than any organ player of the headiest 70s years – spurred on by some rolling bass from John Edwards. Hammond dominates for the rest of side one – but then Joe switches to tenor, and gets some intimate, soulful space – before the organ comes rolling into the mix again! The 2CD set includes the 37+ minute "Spontaneous Combustion" on Disc One and the more than twice as long (77+ minutes) "Spontaneous Combustion 2" on Disc Two! CD

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General Caine IIGet Down Attack ... LP LP format
Groove Time, 1980. Very Good- ... $11.99
Uptempo funky stuff recorded for the obscure Groove Time label. There's a lot of funky keyboards on here (like mini moog, Clavinet, and Hammond B3), plus sax solos, and vocals on most cuts. Tracks include "Snake & The Worm", "Jungle Music", "LRJ Pop", "We Are Soldiers", and "Heartbeat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a sticker, a peeled mark from sticker removal, and some light stains.)

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New Johnny HammondGears ... LP LP format
Milestone, 1975. Good+ ... $44.99
Amazing stuff! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Gene Harris3 Sounds ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 1971. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The last Three Sounds album for Blue Note – and the funkiest too – thanks to lots more electrification than usual, and some killer arrangements from the mighty Monk Higgins! Monk's really at the top of his game here – going past even his great previous work for the group, and working with a tight, sharp edge that recalls his funky 45 brilliance of the 60s – yet tuned a bit more towards the electric Cali jazz of early 70s Blue Note! Gene Harris plays loads of funky piano lines – and in addition to the trio's core electric bass and drums, the set also features some added work on percussion from Paul Humphrey – who really brings in a kick – plus added guitar, congas, and even a bit of Hammond from Higgins too! Some cuts even have a bit of vocals too – sung in this offbeat way that's a wild approach to soul. There's some killer breaks on the set – including the massive "Put On Train" and "What's The Answer" – but the whole set smokes, and other cuts include "I'm Leaving", "You Got To Play The Game", "Your Love Is Just Too Much", "Did You Think", "Hey Girl", and a mad version of "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a 2 inch split on the spine, and some light wear.)

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Gene Harris3 Sounds/Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds ... CD CD format
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A pair of killers from keyboardist Gene Harris – both recorded for Blue Note, and back to back on a single CD! First up is Gene Harris/The 3 Sounds – the last Three Sounds album for Blue Note – and the funkiest too – thanks to lots more electrification than usual, and some killer arrangements from the mighty Monk Higgins! Monk's really at the top of his game here – going past even his great previous work for the group, and working with a tight, sharp edge that recalls his funky 45 brilliance of the 60s – yet tuned a bit more towards the electric Cali jazz of early 70s Blue Note! Gene Harris plays loads of funky piano lines – and in addition to the trio's core electric bass and drums, the set also features some added work on percussion from Paul Humphrey – who really brings in a kick – plus added guitar, congas, and even a bit of Hammond from Higgins too! Some cuts even have a bit of vocals too – sung in this offbeat way that's a wild approach to soul. There's some killer breaks on the set – including the massive "Put On Train" and "What's The Answer" – but the whole set smokes, and other cuts include "I'm Leaving", "You Got To Play The Game", "Your Love Is Just Too Much", "Did You Think", "Hey Girl", and a mad version of "Eleanor Rigby". On the second album – Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds – Gene really steps into the solo spotlight – moving away from his work with the Three Sounds trio, and headed into even more righteous territory – as you might guess from the trippy image on the cover! The set features Harris mostly on acoustic piano, but amidst larger arrangements from Wade Marcus that really round things out with a warm, soulful edge – mixing guitar from Sam Brown and Cornell Dupree with Gene's lines on piano – and giving things an extra kick at the bottom with drums from Freddie Waits, and percussion from Johnny Rodriguez and Omar Clay. The record echoes Harris' older roots at some points, yet comes across with a richer 70s vibe too – a hip 70s style that's strongly due to the contributions of Marcus' arrangements. Tracks include a great remake of "Listen Here", which begins with a great funky break; a sweet steppers version of "Killer Joe"; and the tracks "Lean On Me", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Django", "Emily", and "C Jam Blues". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraJaribu ... CD CD format
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Percussion and keyboards are at the core of this tight funky combo – served up at a level that echoes Afro Funk traditions, but used in ways that deliver a very personal feel too! There's only a bit of horns over the top – mostly tenor and flute – which leaves lots of room for heavy jamming on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and clavinet over the group's boundlessly leaping rhythms! The set's also mostly instrumental, too – which means that the keyboards handle a lot of the core energy of the tunes – as does the guitar, which is sometimes used with great fuzz around the edges. Only three of the album's ten tracks have vocals – and titles include "Devil (parts 1 & 2)", "One By One", "Wild Pansy", "Afro Rodeo", "Unrevealed Truth", "Yellow Joint", and "Bomb". CD
Also available Jaribu (with download) ... LP 16.99

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JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraJaribu (with download) ... LP LP format
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Percussion and keyboards are at the core of this tight funky combo – served up at a level that echoes Afro Funk traditions, but used in ways that deliver a very personal feel too! There's only a bit of horns over the top – mostly tenor and flute – which leaves lots of room for heavy jamming on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and clavinet over the group's boundlessly leaping rhythms! The set's also mostly instrumental, too – which means that the keyboards handle a lot of the core energy of the tunes – as does the guitar, which is sometimes used with great fuzz around the edges. Only three of the album's ten tracks have vocals – and titles include "Devil (parts 1 & 2)", "One By One", "Wild Pansy", "Afro Rodeo", "Unrevealed Truth", "Yellow Joint", and "Bomb". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 500 copies – with bonus download too!)
Also available Jaribu ... CD 12.99

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Jungle By NightHunt ... CD CD format
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Fierce Afro Funk from this overlooked group – a Dutch combo with a groove that's every bit as fierce as some of the larger ensembles from the US and UK – and a dark edge that's very much in keeping with their name! The drums are massive, and usually fall right in line with the keyboards – seemingly a Hammond at times, but played with different flavors at others – so that the rhythm's interwoven with this electric energy that really sets up the groove – then lets the trumpet, trombone, and tenor soar with solos over the top! There's no vocals at all, which gives even more space for instrumental interplay – and there's lots of cool, offbeat touches that almost remind us of the most inventive Tony Allen material from the early years of his comeback. Titles include "Empire", "Desdemona", "Tasmatica", "Jakten", "Weapon", "Attila", "Hannoman", and "To Sugar A Dream". CD
Also available Hunt ... LP 21.99

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Jungle By NightHunt ... LP LP format
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
Fierce Afro Funk from this overlooked group – a Dutch combo with a groove that's every bit as fierce as some of the larger ensembles from the US and UK – and a dark edge that's very much in keeping with their name! The drums are massive, and usually fall right in line with the keyboards – seemingly a Hammond at times, but played with different flavors at others – so that the rhythm's interwoven with this electric energy that really sets up the groove – then lets the trumpet, trombone, and tenor soar with solos over the top! There's no vocals at all, which gives even more space for instrumental interplay – and there's lots of cool, offbeat touches that almost remind us of the most inventive Tony Allen material from the early years of his comeback. Titles include "Empire", "Desdemona", "Tasmatica", "Jakten", "Weapon", "Attila", "Hannoman", and "To Sugar A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hunt ... CD 13.99

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LighthouseSuite Feeling (LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
RCA/Beatball (Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
A great title for this one – given that the album's got a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangments for the record. Titles inlcude a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense". CD
Also available Suite Feeling ... LP 5.99

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Menahan Street BandLights Out/Keep Coming Back ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
A sweet little single from Menahan Street Band! "Lights Out" has this slow funk brilliance that's almost lifted off a rare 70s soundtrack – beats that are hard, but mellow too – topped by these snakey horns that really bring in a blue sort of feel to the music – almost an Ethiopian feel, but funkier! "Keep Coming Back" is awash in Hammond lines right from the start – swing-stepping like a cool 60s instrumental, complete with some wangly guitar – all again in a slow mode that's really a nice change from the usual! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Terrell PrudePrincess/Sheila ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Tangerine, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Wonderful organ work from Terrell Prude – a blind player who recorded briefly under the supervision of Ray Charles in the 60s! "Princess" is a sweet-stepping slow groove with wonderful work on the Hammond – bubbling, poppling, all complicated – but still with a swing that can't be denied! "Sheila" is straighter and more upbeat – less compelling, but still a great small combo groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Onishi Yukari & ShinsekaiOnishi Yukari & Shinsekai ... CD CD format
Beatball (Korea), 1999. Used ... $9.99
An incredibly groovy album from Japan – one that's filled with plenty of funky touches from the 60s and 70s! Although the set was first released in 1999, a bit before the current deep funk heyday, it's got a really classic vibe that's handled beautifully throughout – blend of tight guitars, soaring Hammond, and snapping drums – all served up in a groove that ranges from straight funk to mod soul! Lyrics are all in Japanese, but there's a definite Anglo appeal to most of these numbers – a groove that echoes sounds from the UK or US many years ago – but which sounds even more compelling, thanks to the strangeness of the vocals! Titles are all in Japanese – and the CD features 14 numbers in all, with 2 more than the original P-Vine release! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKeep Looking – 80 More Mod, Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD CD format
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99
The mod sound of 60s London had a lot more to offer than just rock and roll – as you'll hear in this blistering collection of British R&B, soul, and blues-drenched tunes – mixed in with more familiar garage, early psych, and even a few post-colonial elements too! The package digs way way deeper than the usual "mod hits of the 60s" set – and features a stunning array of really rare singles we'd never heard before – all presented with great fidelity, and a heavy booklet that includes track-by-track notes on every single gem in the collection. Fuzzy guitar mixes with jazzy hammond, garagey grooves, and loads of other vintage touches – and the set features 80 tracks that include "Something's Coming Alng" by The Schepters, "Cornflake Zoo" by Andy Ellison, "Major Catastrophe" by Katch 22", "Summer Leaves Me With A Sigh" by Tuesday's Children, "Gimme Gimme Some Shade" by The Untamed, "Smokestack Lightning" by The Others, "I'm Leaving" by The Tribe, "Make Your Mark Little Man" by National Pinion Pole, "Touch Of Velvet Sting Of Brass" by The Mood Mosaic, "Archipelgo" by The Underground Set, and "Sookie Sookie" by The Valentines. CD

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VariousStroboscopica Vol 3 – Jazzy Orchestral Latin Strobo Sounds From Cinematic 70s Filmworks ... LP LP format
Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Insanely wonderful grooves from lost Italian sources! Like the other two volumes in this series, this third entry in the Stroboscopia set is a must-have if you dig 60s Hammond organ groovers, 70s keyboard funk tracks, and any sort of tune that has a slightly offbeat edge. The set list features 20 tracks in all – all instrumentals with the kind of funky and groovy sound that you'd expect to find on jazz albums by more famous funk artists, but which are equally great in this nicely packaged compilation! Titles include "Carter", "Joy Bells", "The Taste Of Repeat", "Asfalto", "Smooth & Manly", "Supermarket", "A Little Sad", and "Malcontento Popolare" – and artists include Rino De Filippi, Giuliano Sorgini, Puccio Roelens, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Mirot Lash. One of the best sets on Plastic we've heard in years! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP LP format
BGP (UK), New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Calypso King & The Soul InvestigatorsSoul Strike ... LP LP format
Soul Fire, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You can't get any funkier than this! Calypso King and The Soul Investigators are prime new funk in the classic Desco mode – hard, heavy, and stripped-down, with a sound that would make the James Brown of late 60s King years very very proud! This album's their first full-length effort, and trust us – it blows their already-strong funky 45s away! Every track grooves like a mo-fo – with heavy breakbeat drums pounding away, jangly guitar chopping like mad, and hot Hammond organ licking away at the bubbling pot! All instrumental, all heavy funk, and all good good good! Titles include "Brand New Potatoes", "Ahh Soul!", "Ci-Ka-Boo", "Chick Beans", "Soul Strike", "Gator Funk Part 1", "Ma Gee", "Mo Calypso Soul", and "Investigator's Groove". And we'll let you in on a little secret: these guys are from Finland! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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