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Francesco De MasiSinfonia Per Due Spie ... CD
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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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityOpen (aka Jools) ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Great stuff – one of the amazing early albums from the team of Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger – kind of a next-generation to the Brit beat group sound of the mid 60s – one that moves beyond simple R&B modes, to bring in more sophisticated soul and jazz touches! Driscoll's vocals are amazing – some of the boldest belted out in the British scene at the time – and Auger's Hammond work really cooks throughout – at a level that easily makes him one of the best UK organists to hit the scene, amidst some very heady company in the 60s. There's a few bluesy moments, but our favorites are the funky ones – especially the group's reading of "Season Of The Witch", which is tremendous. Other cuts include "In & Out", "Black Cat", "Goodbye Jungle Telegraph", and "Break It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some stains at the bottom, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The TrinityJools & Brian ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $8.99
Great UK beat group grooves from the late 60's – featuring the amazing voice of Julie Driscoll and the hard Hammond organ sounds of Brian Auger! Auger's working here with his Trinity group – the small combo that had a firey Jimmy McGriff-like quality – as you'll hear on their cover of McGriff's own "Kiko" – plus other groovers like "I Know You", "Let's Do It Tonight", and "Fool Killer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has moderate wear, and some moisture stains along the bottom few inches.)

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I Marc 4I Marc 4 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nelson/Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $28.99
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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M-TetNumber One/Bikes! ... 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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✨✧ Zoot Money's Big Roll BandBig Time Operators – The Singles 1964 to 1966 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Wah Wah (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Slammin soul from Zoot Money – one of the hottest acts going on the mid 60s London scene, and an artist whose work was awash in styles borrowed from American R&B and soul jazz! Zoot's work of the time was a key force in opening the door to more soul-based sounds in the UK – and although others always credit the Rolling Stones with bringing blues to Britain, we've always been much more partial to the jazz-based styles of Zoot Money and others of the beat group generation – whose work helped transform sounds tremendously, and allow a shift towards more progressive fusions in years to come! The vibe on most of these tracks borrows heavily from James Brown, Ray Charles, and other bigger American soul acts – but there's also plenty of smoking Hammond and deeply-blown tenor on most tracks too, furthering the jazzier side of Money's sound. The set features all of Zoot's important singles, both a and b-sides – and titles incude "The Uncle Willy", "Good", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Let's Run For Cover", "Self Discipline", "Zoot's Sermon", "Mound Moves", "Star Of The Show", "Jump Back", "It Should've Been Me", "Please Stay", and "Zoot's Suit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies – in a great cover that has that classic UK 60s back-flap style, with a bonus insert of notes and photos too!)

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Piero PiccioniIl Demonio ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
Definite demonic sounds from Piero Piccioni – one of the darkest soundtracks we've ever heard from the legendary Italian film composer – and a real standout from the rest of his work of the 60s! There's some very oddly-tuned instrumentation on the set – weird organ that's not entirely pipe organ, yet hardly Hammond either – often played in these long, twisted notes mixed with very offbeat and abstract percussion – all in ways that seem to reference the world of Xenakis and Stockhausen, yet which have a bit more of a cinematic focus here too. A few tunes are a bit more conventional, but still plenty darn tense – and titles include 14 tracks from the unreleased album, and 3 more long numbers from the film score! CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Andrea RoccaLa Citta Ideale ... CD
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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VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like this move way past the context of standard world music modes – and instead unlock a rich version of the world in which music alone can build plenty of bridges – way beyond the context of politics or national boundaries! By that, we mean that any Anglo crate-digger can find plenty to love here – wicked drums, scratchy guitar, riffing Hammond, and monstrous bass that bounces these tunes beautifully from start to finish – sewing together the grooves in a way that will have you forgetting you can't even understand most of the lyrics. And yet, as with other titles on this great label, the music is also well-situated culturally too – thanks to a hefty set of notes and great images – which will give you plenty of visual discovery while you're digging the sounds on the disc. Titles include "Wop Me A Ka" by The African Brothers, "Do Your Own Thing" by De Frank's Band, "Aja Wondo" by Uppers International, "Loose Up Yourself" by Rob, "I Beg" by Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrobisi, "Arabo" by K Frimpong, "Say Min Sy Soh" by Pierre Antoine & Vis A Vis, "God Is Love" by Complex Soundz, and "Kana Soro" by Los Issufu & His Moslems. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHammond Heroes – 60s R&B Organ Grooves ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A great collection of 60s Hammond organ groovers – and from sources you might not normally expect! Given the fame of jazz players on the instrument – like Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff – it's easy to forget how many rock and roll groups were also playing the Hammond in the 60s – clearly inspired by the work of Smith, McGriff, and others – but taking the instrument into a unique pre-fusion world that blended together rock, soul, jazz, and funk! And while much of the groups' work on organ was often overlooked alongside their more famous vocals, this set really corrects that fact by bringing together an all-instrumental lineup – 23 tracks pulled from lost albums and singles from some of the best of the British scene at the time – the cream of the crop of the beat group generation who were so influenced by American soul and jazz! Titles include "Stevie's Groove" by Spender Davis Group, "Jumping Jack Flash" by Wynder K Frog, "Zoom Widge & Wag" by Bobby Graham, "Working Out" by Dave Davani, "Adventures Of A Young Organ" by Ten Years After, "Jive Samba" by Remo Four, "Horses Cellar" by Peddlers, "Zoot's Sermon" by Zoot Money, "Critic's Choice" by Alan Price Set, and "Impressions Of Oliver" by Herd. CD

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
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, "Mirrors" by Fire & Ice, "Abba" by The Paragons, "Si Je Buvais Moins" by Douglas, "Midnight Moses" by Alex Harvey, "Strange Magic" by Claude Bolling, "Music Ship" by Bastile, "Hold Up Inusite" by Joanna, "A Minor Explosion" by Don Shinn & The Soul Agents, and "Flashback" by The Noon Express. CD

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VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD
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
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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Georgie FameTwo Faces Of Fame ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... On June 10, 2015
The two faces of Fame are live and studio – as each side of the album was recorded in each mode! Side one features the Brit jazz vocalist swinging in a live set recorded in early 1967 – done with lots of Hammond organ in the lineup, and an overall style that picks up a lot from Ray Charles and Mose Allison, but filters it through the groovier beat group styles of 60s London. Side two is even better, and features Georgie singing in more of a jazz-based mode – with lineups that feature some striking players that include Tony Oxley, Peter King, Gordon Beck, and Tubby Hayes. Tracks include a wonderful take on Mongo Santamaria's "El Pussycat", plus the tunes "Do It The Hard Way", "It Could Happen To You", "C'Est La Vie", "River's Invitation", "Greenback Dollar Bill", and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut". CD

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiBon Voyage ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... CD
Beat/Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vince TemperaGeometra Prinetti Selvaggiamente Osvaldo ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Piero PiccioniNiente Rose Per OSS 117 ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Piero Piccioni at the height of his powers – working here on a sublime spy soundtrack from the 60s! The record's got a really wonderful sound right from the start – lots of cool Hammond organ lines that bubble and shimmer in ways that are quite different than the use of the instrument by any American jazz players of the time – really weird and wild from a sonic perspective, but still set to lots of cool and groovy rhythms as well! The soundtrack's got the same sublime appeal as Piccioni's legendary music for La Deccima Vittima/The Tenth Victim – just the sort of essential lost gem that got us collecting rare soundtracks in the first place! 30 tracks in all – with great sound throughout. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ ScorpionsHello Josephine – 30 Rhythm & Beat Classics 1964 to 1966 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the German Scorpions you might know from 70s power rock albums, but a cool UK combo from the 60s – one who hailed from Manchester, but worked in the best mix of soul and R&B as the best mod groups on the London scene at the time! The group are nicely gritty from the start – really romping in a tight mix of drums, guitar, and Hammond – graced with these gravelly vocals that further underscore their dedication to the best raw sounds from the US – recorded in a stark style that's right out of the garage! The package features a whopping 30 tracks in all – including a number of singles recorded in The Netherlands, where they were even more popular – and titles include "Gloria", "Fortune Teller", "Tobacco Road", "Mojo", "Too Many Lovers", "The Nana Song", "Hey Little Girl", "Some Other Guy", "Balla Balla", "Hey Honey", and a funky break cover of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". CD

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiAgente X1-7 Operazione Oceano ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Richard BonnetWarrior ... CD
Marge (France), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazBroken/Plan B ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99
Ragged rhythms and gritty guitar – a wicked little groover from Dokkerman, with a slightly exotic vibe too! The set begins like a sweet slow funk number – then offbeat reed lines come in over the top, and almost shade the tune with a snakey Ethiopian music sort of vibe! "Plan B" is more upbeat, with Hammond bubbling along with the fast bassline and drums – and some wah wah guitar that slides in to give a 70s funk feel to the sweet groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ronnie FosterOn The Avenue ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive keyboard work from Ronnie Foster – one of his sweet funky 70s sets for Blue Note – and a killer all the way through! Ronnie plays a host of cool keys – Hammond, clavinet, and moog – and he's working here with tight production from George Benson, who really helps find a new soulful edge for Foster's music – plus great horns from Alfred Ellis, who helps bring a bit of his James Brown influence into the mix! Some of the best cuts feel like blacksploitation funk – with Foster taking long solos over some great instrumental grooves – often with the same offbeat twists and turns, and cool colors he brought to his Two Headed Freap album. Titles include "On The Avenue", "To See A Smile", "First Light", "Serenade To A Rock", and a nice version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady". CD

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Johnny HammondGears ... LP
Milestone, 1975. Near Mint- ... $99.99
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 very light wear, small bumped corner and a "Contains" sticker on the back.)

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Gene Harris3 Sounds ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Very Good ... $36.99
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
(Liberty/UA pressing. Label of side 2 has some peeled spots. NOTE: bottom half of cover has staining & peeling. Bottom seam is split.)

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Gene Harris3 Sounds/Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds ... CD
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
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
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 13.99

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JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraJaribu (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
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 8.99

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Jungle By NightHunt ... CD
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
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Jungle By NightHunt ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
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
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LighthouseSuite Feeling (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
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

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MothergrooveBastard/The Jam ... 7-inch
Our Label (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
Things start nice and quick on "Bastard" – a tune with a snapping snare and searing Hammond lines, all in a space that's almost more late 60s mod than the usual funky 45! The horns slide into the mix right away, and the vocals have this fast-chanting quality that matches the upbeat rhythm – and both Hammond and guitar get some nice solo parts in too! "The Jam" has a sweet funky flute at the start – very early 70s blacksploitation, with just the right sort of wah-wah guitar to match! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Terrell PrudePrincess/Sheila ... 7-inch
Tangerine, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Soul SugarNothing But The Truth ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $4.99
Sweet Hammond funk and spacier sounds from Soul Sugar – the brainchild of Parisian keyboard maestro Guillaume Metenier – pretty much killing it on a blend of tripped out 70s style funk and some more eclectic grooves! The keys drive the sound masterfully, with a mix of Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and Mini Moog, some gritty funk stormers, others with a fuller jazz funk vibe, and doing bringing some Latin and psychedelic atmosphere. Producer Kid Loco contributes some beats, guitar and percussion, with drummer Yvo Abadi, percussionist Phillippe Monrose, horn player Piero Pepen, guitarist Andre Margail and others. Titles include "Silver (Secret Mix)" "Ritual", Dr Lonnie Smith's "Play It Back", "Nothing But The Truth", Jimmy Smith's "Mellow Mood", "Sagittarius", "Rolling", "Winner Funk", "First Come" and "Isaac's". CD

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✨✧ Donna SummerAnother Place & Time (expanded 3CD edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Driven By The Music (UK), 1988. Used 3CD ... $14.99
Donna Summer's in the hands of 80s pop superproducers Stock/Aiken/Waterman this time around – and the trio give her music just the kind of catchy, bouncy feel of some of their bigger hits for other artists at the time! The approach is surprisingly strong for Summer, and almost returns her back to the roots of her music in the 70s – as the SAW style often uses upbeat rhythms aimed at the dancefloor, creating sort of an 80s update to Donna's earlier disco modes! The overall style and instrumentation is decidedly more in the spirit of the time, but there's a similar sense of Summer's energy in the lyrics – and titles include "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt", "The Only One", "Sentimental", "Breakaway", "When Love Takes Over You", and "If It Makes You Feel Good". Special reissue features the great book-style cover and notes of the others in this series – plus 2 more CDs with a whopping 27 more tracks – all mixes from a variety of singles, by Pete Hammond, Clivilles & Cole, Dave Ford, and others. CD
(Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousMike Maurro – Peak Hour Remixes (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Classic cuts, given amazing new edits and remixes by the Mighty Mike Maurro – at a level that's every bit as great as the Tom Moulton collections we've loved from Harmless Records! Like those gems, this one focuses on the most soulful side of the 70s clubs – especially the early cuts that crossed over into the discos, but before "disco" was any sort of standard format – just some very groovy upbeat soul coming from the Philly and New York scenes! Like Moulton, Maurro's got a way of really opening up the shorter originals – finding the best bits and augmenting them as he stretches things out and creates these beautifully extended grooves. 3CD set features 21 tracks, but most run near the 10 minute mark, or past – which makes for well over 3 hours of music – mixes of tracks that include "Side Show" by Blue Magic, "The Love I Lost" and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Shame" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton, "Burnin Up" by Imagination, "Waching You" by Slave, "Searching" by Change, "Stay Free" by Ashford & Simpson, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Weekend" by Phreek, "Doctor Love" by First Choice, "Tried Tested & Found True" by Ashford & Simpson, "Los Conquistadores Chocolates" by Johnny Hammond, "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke, and "Deeper" by New Birth. CD

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VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
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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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Meets P-Vine Jazz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare jazz gems from the 60s and 70s – all tracks from albums that have been reissued on the P-Vine label in recent years, but pulled together with an especially groovy focus for the Free Soul series! Most of these tunes are upbeat and very lively, and the strong presence of jazz vocals really links the style of the collection to the more familiar soul-based Free Soul titles – although a number of these tracks really stretch out into more spiritual jazz territory too! The CD features over 80 minutes of music – all of them great – and titles include "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders, "On A Clear Day" by Fred Johnson, "The One Who Needs You" by Vince Andrews, "Moves" by Doug Hammond, "Attica" by The Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe, "Sack Full Of Dreams" by Paul Humphrey, "He Loves You" by Janice Borla, "Feel Like Making Love" by Meta Roos, "Common Ground" by Judy Roberts, and "Dancing & Singing" by Billy Wooten. CD

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✨✧ James LastDancing A GoGo (4CD set) ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy instrumental work from the great James Last – a cool cat who was Germany's answer to Herb Alpert or Al Hirt during the 60s! Like Herb or Al, the style here is rooted in jazz, but takes off in lots more groovy colors – a bouncy, upbeat, very breezy sound that made Last the undeniable king of German easy during the years of the economic miracle – virtually creating a soundtrack for the comeback of the nation, which is filled with positive energy and very up-swinging styles! This package features a whopping eight full albums from Last's run of GoGo series for Polydor in the late 60s – records that often recast familiar pop tunes or Latin numbers, sometimes in medley format, sometimes with a core instrument in the lead – as you can guess from the titles. Albums include Hammond A GoGo, Trumpet A GoGo, Hammond A GoGo 2, Sax A GoGo, Trumpet A GoGo 2, Piano A GoGo, Guitar A GoGo, and Trumpet A GoGo 3. 103 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandLights Out/Keep Coming Back ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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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