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✨✧ VariousRhyme Syndicate – Comin' Through ... LP
Warner, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
10 tracks from the late 80s crew headed by Ice T, including Low Profile "Think You Can Hang?", Everlast "Syndication", Donald Dee "Name Of The Game", Toddy Tee "I Need A Rolex", the Spinmasters "Bustin' loose" and others, mostly produced by Ice T and Afrika Islam. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Amboy DukesMigration ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A really great moment for the young Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes – and a record that's so confident in its greatness, it begins the proceedings with a long instrumental, guitar-heavy jam – instead of any vocals! The Nuge really kicks it large on that cut – "Migration" – then things really heat up as the Dukes bring their pure power into play – that steamroller approach that made them a key force in moving things from psych to hard rock with records like this – although the record still has a few nice trippy touches too! Titles include "Good Natured Emma", "Loaded For Bear", "Migration", "For His Namesake", "Prodigal Man", and "Curb Your Elephant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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Anthony & The ImperialsPayin Our Dues ... LP
Veep, 1966. Very Good- ... $6.99
Sublime uptown soul from Anthony & The Imperials – here working without the "Little" in their name, which is a good indication of the nature of the material! The tracks are all wonderfully composed original numbers from Teddy Randazzo – who also arranged and produced the set, in the hip New York sophistisoul mode of his best 60s work. Titles include "Better Use Your Head", plus "Call Me The Joker", "Lost Without You", "Your Own Little World", "Gonna Fix You Good", "The Wonder Of It All", and "You Better Take It Easy Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has wear, aging, seam splitting, and a name in marker.)

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Alice ArthurNatural 10 ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, a promo stamp, and a partially unglued bottom seam. Labels have some pen.)

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Mike AuldridgeMike Auldridge ... LP
Flying Fish, 1976. Very Good- ... $2.99
Loads of great dobro work by this undisputed master of the instrument – mostly instrumental, with help from Panama Red and David Bromberg on guitars, Lloyd Green on pedal steel, and Vassar Clements on fiddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, some pen, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)
Also available
Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 4.99
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Baby RayWhere Soul Lives ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Sealed ... $11.99
Obscure bluesy soul, recorded for Imperial, but sounding more like something that should have been on their Minit subsidiary. Oddly, there's no picture of Baby Ray on the cover, leaving us to find him even more mysterious than before – especially since we've never seen any other records by him. Possibly, he's another artist recording under this name, but we're not sure. Titles include "There's Something On Your Mind" (which was a minor hit in 1966), "Sadie (The Avon Lady)", "House On Soul Hill", and "The Wild Side Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Burt BacharachSongs From Ross Hunter's Production Of Lost Horizon (demo copy) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Not the Bell Records album of the same name, but an earlier publishing demo album – pressed by Columbia Pictures as a promo-only record! LP, Vinyl record album
(On blue vinyl, too. Includes booklet. Cover has some light wear.)

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Bama & The Family/AsikoFeeling Good/Drums Of Asiko ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul/Lenar, 2004. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Another great funky single from the Truth & Soul camp – from the Afro-funky Bama & The Family & Asiko! "Feeling Good" is by Bama & The Family is a great little hybrid of the tried-and-true funky 45 style, with just a touch of Fela expansiveness. It's a groover, with long sax notes stretched over some lumbering funky drums, and some called vocal vamps. "Drums Of Asiko" by Asiko is quite appropriately named – nothing but percussion here, with clicking and thumping bongos and other slapped acoustic beats – making this one a bit more Africa-derived than the A-side! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Banda MetalurgiaBanda Metalurgia ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A nice little 80s Brazilian jazz session, very much in the strong tradition of the Som Da Gente label. The group has a tight sax/trumpet frontline (hence the "metalurgia" name), but the overall groove is backed by some very tight percussion that goes into the batucada realm at times, and which has a nice choppy fusion feel at others. Cuts include "Em Tempos De Baeta", "Ermelindo E Casanova", "Multinacional", "Impulso", and "Amerelo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small hi fi sticker.)

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Ron BanksTruly Bad ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-Train feel to it – with classic male soul vocals over instrumentation that includes some slight electro touches, especially on keyboards and drum programs. Banks keeps the whole thing nice and soulful, thanks to some great vocal work, which you'll hear on the smooth mellow track "Let Love Flow", which has a beautiful down-tempo groove, and a nice two-step beat – plus the other mellow tracks like "Make It Easy On Yourself" and "You and Me". Uptempo club cuts include "Truly Bad", "Zap", and "She's So Good to Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on the front.)

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Bobby BareBird Named Yesterday ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A rare country concept album – sort of a melancholy lament of a lost hometown, done with bright arrangements on par with his best sounding work of the 60s – with spoken recitations by Bobby. A major precursor to Willie Nelson's semi-narrative classics from the later 60s and 70s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and some pen.)

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Bar-KaysShine/Give It Up ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Claudja BarryNo La De Da Part 2 EP ... LP
Personal, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ BeatlesLet It Be/You Know My Name ... 7-inch
Apple, 1970. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a split spine and is bent and creased at the top.)

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s "Mfd By Apple" pressing, matrix ending in P16 #4, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... CD 3.99

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Sealed ... $29.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing, the die-cut cover.)

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Louis BellsonDrumorama ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
One of the most dynamic Louis Bellson albums on Verve – lots of room for pyrotechnic work on the drums – including one track that's a complete drum solo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, and some tape on the top seam.)

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Louis BellsonExciting Louis Bellson (10 inch LP) ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Louis grooves it nice and hard in this excellent session from his early 50s Verve years! The record kicks off with the tremendous "Skin Deep" title cut – a number that features Louis really going to town in an extended drum solo that must be one of the longest ever recorded during the period – maybe even the "Moby Dick" of its time! Other titles include "Loris", "Claxton Hall Swing", and "Phalanges" – and though the notes don't name any of his hard swinging side men, the group's billed as his big band, and the set more than lives up to it's name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split seams, some surface wear, and aging.)

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Blue MagicThirteen Blue Magic Lane ... LP
Atco, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sublime work from Blue Magic – a record that still has them singing in the sweet harmony sound of earlier records, but which also picks up a fuller sound and a bit of a groove – thanks to stone Philly arrangements by Norman Harris and Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey! A number of tracks add in a bit of moog that sound surprisingly great next to the group's harmonies – electrifying them a bit without overwhelming them – and letting Blue Magic step way past their fragile harmony roots into the forefront of Philly group soul at the time! Tracks include the groovers "We're On The Right Track" and "Magic Of The Blue", the ballads "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block", plus "What's Come Over Me", which is a duet between the group and Margie Joseph. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboJuicy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hard soulful Latin from the great Willie Bobo! The record's an extremely tasty blend of cuts that mix hard Latin grooving with a swinging 60s pop feel – all filtered through the crossover genius of late 60s Verve. There's lots of great boogaloo groovers, shing-a-ling rhythms, and a tight no-nonsense approach to percussion – classic all the way! Titles include "Shing-a-Ling Baby", "Felicidad","Mating Call", "Roots", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy","La Descarga Del Bobo", "Juicy", "Roots", and "Music To Watch Girls By". CD includes 4 bonus alternate takes of album tracks, including of the title cut, "Music To Watch Girls By", "Dis-Advantages" and "Shing-A-Ling Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)

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Willie BoboSpanish Blues Band ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – this is another one of Willie Bobo's groovy Latin soul albums for Verve, with a good set of New York soul arrangements by Bert Keyes, Bert DeCoteaux, and Sonny Henry. Willie does a number of soul covers, like "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Walk Away Renee", "Dock Of The Bay", plus a number of groovy originals, like "Stuff", "Move On Over", and "Soul Cookin". Groovy sound, like his other Verve LPs, and a record that's pretty tough to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine & some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brother To BrotherMonster Jam (I Want To Funk With You)/Let Me Be For Real ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Synth heavy 80s groove, that reminds us an awful lot of Lakeside. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Brothers UniqueSchool Daze (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sutra, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sutra sleeve, with large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial Album (Prestige) (white cover) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his completely unique touch on the trumpet! The first half of material was recorded in 1953 – and features Brown soloing with Tadd Dameron's group on the tracks "Philly JJ", "Chose Now", and "Dial B For Beauty". The other set features Brown and Art Farmer as the lead soloists with the Swedish All Stars, a group led by Quincy Jones – and tracks on that session include "Stockholm Sweetnin", "Scuse These Blues", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with RVG/AB etches. Cover has some aging, split seams held with pieces of clear tape, and a name in pen on back.)

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James BrownReality/I Need Your Love So Bad ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
"Reality" is a pretty nice one – the title track to the album of the same name, and a political funk number that begins with sirens and city noises, then rolls into an uptempo groove that's got a bit of a "Living For The City" kind of feel. "I Need Your Love" is mellow – kind of a 70s take on the James bluesy ballad style of the 60s. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Peter BrownDo You Wanna Get Funky With Me? ... LP
Drive, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A super-huge moment for Miami funk guru Peter Brown – a record instantly recognized by the silhouetted cover image of a perky nude in a window on the front, and for the very famous title hit, "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?" Despite its hit status, the record's actually a pretty nice example of Brown's talents – with plenty of spare cuts that feature keyboards, percussion, and synth – plus some occasional vocals by Betty Wright, Pat Hurley, or the vocal group Wildflower. Titles include "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me", "Dance With Me", "Without Love", "Fantasy Love Affair", "You Should Do It", and "For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Ray Bryant TrioHot Turkey ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1975. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A rootsy session by soul jazz piano legend Ray Bryant – recorded in New York in 1975, with a trio that includes Major Holley on bass and Panama Francis on drums! The folks at Black & Blue had a real feel for a session like this in the 70s – and the overall style is kind of a blend of the styles that Ray was using at Columbia and Sue Records during the early 60s, with a bit more of a stretched out feel that that later session allowed. Titles include "Hot Turkey", "Lil Darlin", "Sophisticated Lady", "B&H Blues", and "Saint Luis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing!)

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BT ExpressKeep it Up ... LP
Coast To Coast/Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great later work from BT Express – a record with a sound that's cleaner, leaner, and more stripped-down than some of their earlier records! The style here is still the same as before – mostly soul aimed at the dancefloor, served up with a tremendous sense of bottom rhythm – but the overall execution is a bit different, with some of the smaller member funk group feel of the time. There's a soaring, sometimes spacey quality to the best groovers – and the group definitely still have a great way here with a hook! Titles include "Star Child", "Keep It Up", "This Must Be The Night For Love", "It's Got To Be You", "Let Yourself Go", "Dancin Dream", and "Just Can't Stop Dancin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Vernon BurchPlaying Hard To Get ... LP
Spector, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Not as sublime as some of Vernon's earlier work, mostly because the sound of the record's got a bit of that 80s flatness – but there's more than a few nice songs on here, still put together with that flair for a hook that Burch brought to most of his projects during the 70s. Titles include "Joy & Pain", "Born To Love You", "Simply Love", "Lovely Lady", "Once In A Lifetime Thing", and "Always Some Time For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker with a cutout hole.)

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Jack Bongo BurgerLet's Play Bongos ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A very groovy little set – bongos, with lots of great spare moments – presented under the auspices of a percussion instruction record! Jack "Bongo" Burger was similar to Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanza – that is, he was a west coast studio player who also made a number of albums under his own name, and who could groove pretty hard if he wanted to. This LP is a bongo instructional record with him playing along with a narrator, illustrating different sort of techniques and styles with the narration. The bongo tracks are totally stripped down, with some good spare percussive moments that are just right for lifting and sampling. The narration is nice and goofy, too, and has a very stiff feel to it that contrasts humorously with Jack's lively bongos. Titles include "Clave & Afro", "Modern Jazz Accompaniment", "Basic Bongo Pattern", and "Rim Shots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & some spine splitting.)

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Gary BurtonDuster ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
A really incredible record from the great Gary Burton – a key 60s set that definitely has him finding a musical voice that's all his own – a way of using the vibes that nobody else had ever attempted before! The instrument is a flurry of chromatic beauty – tones and light exploding at each new twist and turn – mixed here with superb work from a quartet that includes Larry Coryell on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums! The names of the players alone might be enough to give you a picture of the sound – but let us go onto say that the overall approach is amazing – angular, jagged, and more rhythmic than melodic – but equally swinging, in sort of a modal way. Tracks include "Ballet", "One Two 1234", "Liturgy", "Response", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Sweet Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, clear tape on the spine & bottom seam, and some sticker residue.)

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Gary BurtonGary Burton & Keith Jarrett ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Hip work from both players – and Jarrett plays electric piano and soprano sax too – in a group that also features Sam Brown on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. Titles include "Como En Vietnam", "Fortune Smiles", "The Raven Speaks", and "Grown Your Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains and a wavy spot on back.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album

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CappadonnaTaking Drastic Measures (voc, inst, cyphamix, cyphamix inst)/ Ain't That What's Her Name? (voc) ... 12-inch
Drastic, 1996. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Jean CarnSweet & Wonderful ... LP
TSOP/Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
A beautiful album that is one of Jean's hardest to find, with a stunning modern soul groove that nicely pushes past her 70s work, and opens rich new territory. The sound is great, and a bit more sophisticated than on earlier albums – thanks to some strong arrangements from McKinley Jackson. Included is the amazing cut "We Got Some Catching Up To Do", plus nice ones like "Sweet & Wonderful", "I Just Thought Of A Way", "Mystic Stranger", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". Just more proof that leaving Doug Carn behind was the greatest thing she ever did! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Jean CarneYou're A Part Of Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good+ ... $0.99
By this point in her career, Jean Carn's added an "e" to her name, has messed up her hair, and picked up a pronounced 80s smooth soul sound. However, she's still recording in Philly, and on the best cuts she makes it past some rather heavy keyboard arrangements that almost get in the way. Bobby Eli and Grover Washington Jr handled some of the production – and tracks include "Ain't No Way", "Early Morning Love", You're A Part Of Me", "Let Me Be The One", "Walking The Line", and "Givin Up On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Johnny CashJohnny Cash at San Quentin ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $16.99
A stunning live prison performance from the Man In Black, recorded in conjunction with a television special. Titles include "Starkville County Jail", "I Walk The Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", an incredible version of "Wanted Man", and what became the single off the LP, "A Boy Named Sue". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy CastorJimmy Castor (The Everything Man) & The Jimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $2.99
Goofy record featuring the saxophone skills of Jimmy Castor. Mr. C blows away on a number of covers of 70's soul hits like "Love Train", "Love's Theme" and "All In Love is Fair", plus a few pop hits like "Walk on the Wild Side". Also with two originals, "The Everything Man" and "Heaven Kissed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a name in marker on both sides, some pen, and some wear. Labels have some wear.)

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✨✧ Celina Y ReutilioSanteria ... LP
Adria, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the rootsier albums from Celina & Reutilio – as you might guess from the Santeria theme! Titles include "El 17", "Santa Barbera", "La Caridad Del Cobre", "Rumba Omelenko", "Perdoname Bongo", and "El Rey Del Mundo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some tape on the seams.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Soul ... LP
Checker, 1967. Good+ ... $6.99
Fantastic bit of soul by Gene Chandler, and despite the "hit" referred to in the title, the album's a great batch of stuff that doesn't really see the light of day that often! Includes his great remake of "Rainbow", titled "Rainbow 65", and featuring some amazing live material. Other nice ones include "Just Be True", "A Man's Temptation", "Night Owl", and "You Threw A Lucky Punch". Classic Chicago soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with horse logo. Cover has a cutout hole, split top & bottom seams, with a name in marker.)

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Jim Chapin & Bob WilberSkin Tight – Profile Of A Jazz Drummer (aka For Drummers Only) ... LP
Classic Jazz, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great entry on the 70s Classic Jazz label – one that's got a feel that's very much in line with the label's name! Drummer Chapin leads an all-star group that includes Phil Woods on alto, Urbie Green on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Bob Wilber on tenor, and Wilber Ware on bass – all in a groove that's got the tightly arranged feel of some of the best work on Bethlehem Records from the 1950s. Chapin's drumming is hard and heavy – but never overdone, just nicely punctuated to keep the tunes flowing along – and the set features the tracks "Pink Ice", "Like Help", "I May Be Wrong", "Say What", and "I'll Take Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Cheech & ChongBig Bambu ... LP
Ode, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of great pot jokes on this album with the nice rolling paper gatefold sleeve, including "Sister Mary Elephant", "Ralph & Herbie", "Streets Of New York Or Los Angeles Or San Francisco Or. . .", "The Bust", "Let's Make A Dope Deal" and "Unamerican Bandstand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the novelty rolling paper.)

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Ava CherryStreetcar Named Desire ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the more new wave-oriented moments from Ava Cherry – a singer we know best from her solo work in soul, but who also has a pretty strong pedigree on the rock side of the spectrum as well! The instrumentation is heavy on keyboards – played by Mark Isham, in a way that sometimes echoes his best soundtrack work of the decade, but more focused too – at a level that brings a deeper sound to the music than you might expect! Tunes are upbeat and catchy, yet trying for a bit of an edge at times – and Ava serves up the lyrics with a subtle sense of drama in her voice. Titles include "Fast Lover", "Love To Be Touched", "Techno Love", "Having Been Far", "I Guess It's Love", "Awkward Situation", and "Streetcar Named Desire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Jimmy CliffUnlimited ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A great self produced album from Jimmy Cliff – very soulful, but with a rootsy political edge you might not expect from a pop reggae star like Cliff. Recorded in Jamaica at Dynamic Sounds, with a great lineup that includes the Heptones on backing vocals, and issued in the US by Warner as part of a big push on Jimmy's work when the film The Harder They Come was released. Titles include "Black Queen", "Be True", "Oh Jamaica", "Commercialization", "The Price Of Peace", "Poor Slave", and "Rip Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, with a promo sticker.)

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CoffeeSecond Cup ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The second album by this obscure Chicago group – a club-oriented female trio, in the same vein as First Choice and other famous Philly groups. The girls actually have a pretty soulful sound, and with Tony Valor mixing and producing, the record's got a sound that mixes smooth soul with uptempo rhythms in a nice way. Titles include "My Turn To Burn", "Take Me Back", "Love's Alive", "If This World", and "Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Natalie ColeUnpredictable ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $1.99
An album that reunites Natalie Cole with the smooth soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey – the team who did such a great job with Natalie's Capitol debut, and who really continue the groove here too! The album's got a rock-solid approach through and through – a quality that has Natalie really standing out on her own as a positive young artist in soul – without any need to nod towards her father, as in later years. And Jackson and Yancey bring a nice dose of Chicago soul class to the affair – which turns out to be a perfect match for Natalie's vocals! Titles include "Be Mine Tonight", "Party Lights", "This Heart", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Still In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Labels have some pen.)

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Keith ColleyEnamorado/No Joke ... 7-inch
Unical, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John ColtraneColtrane Time (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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CommodoresBrick House (special length disco version) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
Needs no introduction – and a funky track so classic, it's still hard to believe that Lionel Ritchie was involved in the thing! A perfect choice for a Motown disco single – and one to slap on the turntables at your next mainstreamers gig! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has a name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Country Joe & The FishI Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Country Joe & The Fish – an insane blend of politics, psychedelia, rock roots, and more – all wrapped up in a nice of carnival-esque style that really lives up to the group's name! Many folks later copied the group – and others, like The Fugs, worked in somewhat similar territory – yet there's a really special sound to the group on this early set, a balance that brings more focus to otherwise trippy moments, more sense to their political agenda, and these sharp instrumental inflections that really send the whole thing home. Blues historian Samuel Charters produced, giving the record another influential quality – and titles include "The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag", "Who Am I", "Pat's Song", "Magoo", "Jam", "Eastern Song", and "Colors For Susan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing, missing the fish game.)
Also available I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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CountrypolitanCountrypolitan ... LP
Pompeii, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A nice little small label set, less polished than you might think from the group's name – almost worth it alone for the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Caroline CrawfordMy Name Is Caroline ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A killer soul set from Caroline Crawford – with production, arrangements, and songwriting by Hamilton Bohannon – soaring, beautiful, uniquely soulful sounds from the late 70s! Crawford's got a hell of a voice – equally well-suited to deeper soul ballads and uptempo groovers – and with Bohannon on board, there's plenty of groovers – although we like the mellow cuts just as much! Crawford was sort of Bohannon's big vocal discovery, and the Mercury efforts were a good use of his instrumental sound in a vocal driven framework – one that succeeds not just on the clubby soul level of his own records, but which also hits a more emotional tone than a lot of the dancefloor soul of the era. Johnny Allen contributed the string orchestrations – and titles include "Riding On Your Love", "Tell Me You'll Wait", "Coming On Strong", "It Rains Because" and "Caroline Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bob Crewe/The GlitterhouseBarbarella (picture disc) ... LP
Varese, 1968. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
One of the most insanely wonderful soundtracks from the late 60s – filled with weird instrumental touches and sublimely groovy vocals that really match the mad spirit of the film! Although Bob Crewe's best known for his work as a producer for bigger names in the 60s, he really shines here on this set – stepping out with a mad mix of styles that blends 60s adult easy with spacier themes – using primitive electronics and odd studio tricks to capture the cartoony space landscape of Jane Fonda's world in the move. The Glitterhouse sing on a few cuts, in a great mod rock soundtrack mode – and the pacing, timing, and overall presentation of the music here is really great – an audio document that almost feels like a "sonic film" in and of itself! Tracks include "Barbarella", "Ski Ride", "Hungry Dolls", "Entrance Into Sogo", "The Pill", "Smoke (Viper Vapor)", "I Love All The Love In You", "The Labyrinth", "The Sex Machine", "The Chamber Of Dreams" and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the stickered plastic sleeve.)

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Crusaders2nd Crusade ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
An early 70s classic from The Crusaders – and a record that has the group perfectly poised between the rougher soul jazz of their roots and some of the tighter styles they brought into play during the 70s! The sound here is heavily electric – thanks to great keyboards from Joe Sample and bass from Wilton Felder – but the style isn't nearly as slick as on later albums recorded under the Crusaders name, thanks to the hipper, looser feel the group were allowed while working for the Chisa label! As on the first album recorded after the group shifted their name from the Jazz Crusaders, the set features added guitar work by Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – all of whom really help to emphasize the funkier side of the tracks while Wayne Henderson's trombone and Wilton Felder's tenor remind us they've still got a great talent for jazz! Titles include "Search For Soul", "Gotta Get It On", "Look Beyond That Hill", "Ain't Gon Change A Thing", and "A Message From The Inner City". LP, Vinyl record album

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Da RebelsDIU (Deep In Underground)/House Nation Under A Groove/It's Time To Jack The House/Manamada ... 12-inch
Clubhouse, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 2 (aka Young Man With A Horn Vol 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, and material that's awash with new ideas and bold inspirations! The Miles heard here is a bit more straight bop than Davis a few years later on Prestige – but that's not a problem at all, because the whole thing leaves us breathless with his ability to create in close company – and all the stunning new sounds he brings to the trumpet – already groundbreaking, even at this early point in his career! There's less of the muted, moody moments – and a bit more of the bold, brash lines – and the players also include a stunning young Jimmy Heath on tenor – plus JJ Johnson on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles include "Tempus Fugit", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Ida", "Enigma", and "CTA". 2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note 75th anniversary pressing. Sealed, but shrinkwrap is open in one corner.)

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Deodato & AirtoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, and vocals by Flora Purim – and those are just the marquee names of a large and amazing grew of great musicians! All tracks are long and complicated, for very hynotic feel throughout. The funkiest number is "Tropea", which has a nice long 8 minute groove – and the set also features a cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", plus the tracks "Parana", "Branches", "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" and "Skyscraper". Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Depeche ModeSee You (long, short)/Now This Is Fun/The Meaning Of Love ... 12-inch
Sire, 1982. Used (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Paul DesmondDesmond Blue ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good- ... $14.99
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with small splits in the seams.)

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William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Roxbury, 1974. Good+ ... $6.99
A classic if there ever was one – a seminal 70s soul track, covered by many, and featuring the classic "diamond in the back" line! Sad thing is, everyone always thinks it's Curtis Mayfield – but it's William, and even better than Curtis! Part 2 is a nice instrumental extension of the song, with groovy guitar. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some noise. Label has a sticker spot and a name in pen.)

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Disco CircusOver & Over/In A Gadda Da Vida ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Moogy! Both sides of this one feature remixes that are heavy on the moog – and in a nice way! "Over And Over" begins with almost a Georgio Moroder groove, and even the old Iron Butterfly classic sounds great with some spacey keyboards! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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DJ QuikQuik Is The Name ... LP
Profile, 1991. Near Mint- ... $16.99
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a little too padded with skits and filler. This one's lean and mean and really earns it's slow-building critical legacy. With "Sweet Black P***y", "Born & Raised In Compton", "Tha Bombudd", "Quik Is The Name", "Loked Out Hood", "Quik's Groove", "Tear It Off", "I Got That Feelin'" and "Skanless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Quik Is The Name (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- ... $78.99
From the title, to the cover, to the gritty grooves way down in the wax – this has got to be one of the funkiest Blue Note albums ever – a real landmark from the legendary Lou Donaldson! The set kicks off with a hard and heavy groove from the very first note – thanks to some super-tight drumming by a young Idris Muhammad – still billed under his birth name of Leo Morris on the sleeve, but already hitting the kit with that snapping post-Popcorn style that would revolutionize funky jazz in years to come! Donaldson's plenty smoking himself on electrified alto sax – played with that great mix of flatness and echo that you'd hear in Eddie Harris' albums of the same time – and the rest of the lineup is equally cooking, with Melvin Sparks on guitar, Charles Earland on organ, and Ed Williams blasting away on funky trumpet! Titles include killer remakes of "It's Your Thing" and "Who's Making Love" – plus Donaldson originals "Hot Dog" and "Turtle Walk" – all nice and long, and with a really raw sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp – a beautiful copy, save for some very light wear on one corner. Cover also has a very small cut corner.)

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Kenny DorhamMatador (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A brilliant album from Kenny Dorham – one of his more far-reaching efforts, with the expansive compositional style that he started bringing to some of his Blue Note work of the early 60s. The record features a group with Jackie McLean on alto, Bobby Timmons on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – all working with Kenny in a slightly Latin tinged mode that features some really shimmering trumpet work! The record features a stunning 3 part reading of McLean's haunting tune "Melanie" (done under his name on the album A Fickle Sonance) – plus the tracks "Prelude", "El Matador", "Smile", and "There Goes My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and clear tape on the spine.)

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Norma DouglasDynamic Miss Douglas ... LP
Unique, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some seam splitting.)

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Dr JohnZu Zu Man ... LP
Trip, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Obscure work from Dr John – probably recorded in the years before he was working on Atco, as the music is a mix of straighter 60s soul with some of John's later psychedelic New Orleans grooves. John's voice is a bit more restrained on some of the soul cuts – coming across almost a bit like Mose Allison in a ballad harmony style. A few tracks are done in different versions – like "Trader John", "Zu Zu Man", and "Xmas In New Orleans" – and other titles include "Did She Mention My Name", "Della", and "The Grass Looks Greener". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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DSP (Dynamic Syncopation)In The Red ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Dynamic Syncopation returns, dropping another slice of hard hitting UK hip hop, recruiting the cream of the crop in underground MC's to bless the mic for them. It's a bit ironic that we have to look to Great Britain for raw, funky beats with straight ahead lyrics and on beat flow (all right, most of the MC's are from the States), but that must be the state of Hip Hop in the new millenium. Vocals by Mass Influence, Ev.on, Dell Donahue, Apathy, Phi Life Cypher, Chill Rob G, Juice Aleem and Def Tex. 14 tracks, counting the skits, including "Systematic", "My Verse First" and "No Regrets". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dynamic SuperiorsGive & Take ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Sweet group soul from The Dynamic Superiors – one of the few late 70s comers who still held onto that great falsetto lead that was big in the earlier part of the decade! The album does a great job of mixing funky numbers with sweeter, mellower cuts – in ways that also kind of bridge the group soul modes a record like this represents – some of the gentler sounds of the indie generation, and that growing dancefloor concentration of bigger labels in the late 70s. Throughout it all, the Superiors hold their own nicely – and titles include "All In Love Is Fair", "Happy Song", "Give It All Up", "Here Comes That Feeling Again", "Nowhere To Run", "You're What I Need", and "Once Is Just Not Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dynamic SuperiorsNowhere To Run (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Earth Wind & FireGratitude ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is enough to confirm that! And although a live set, the record's actually a bit half and half – with a few added studio tunes to keep the hits coming. Includes their classic version of Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love", plus the mellow jams "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Reasons", the funky "Shining Star", and a great cover of "Sun Goddess", which was also done by Ramsey Lewis with the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a name in marker.)
Also available Gratitude ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ EquaticsDoin It!!!! ... LP
Now Again, 1972. Very Good+ (reissue)... $14.99
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no names on the back you recognize or even anything indicating where or when it's from. Then you take a spin and it's the real thing from the get go! The production is nice and raw but not ragged, and a funky vibe that groups today emulate but just can't recapture. This set's mid 70s R&B, mostly instrumental but with a few vocal numbers, all nicely done up in a very groovy, funky fashion. There's a couple of nice covers, like their Isaac Hayes-ish take on "Walk On By" and a nice rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", but the rest of the set's mostly originals, like "Merry-Go-Round" and some nice raggedy instrumentals like "What They Doin?", "Santana" done up in parts 1 and 2 (maybe on a 45 somewhere. . .), "Cisco Fare" and the jazzy "The Touch Of You". Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doin It!!!! ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Esquires/MarvelowsChitown Showdown ... LP
Solid Smoke, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An excellent compilation featuring work by 2 of the greatest Chicago soul groups of the 60s! The Esquires were one of the great groups working under the aegis of Bill Bunky Sheppard – who took them to the top of the charts with the track "Get On Up", which you'll hear here along with 6 other choice tracks by the group, including "Part Angel", "I Know I Can", "You Got The Power", "No Doubt About It", and "I Don't Know". Even better, though, are the amazing Marvelows – a sublime vocal group that were produced by Johnny Pate, with a sound that's got the same mix of raw soul and harmonic perfection as The Impressions on their best ABC sides. Side two of the album features 6 tracks by the group – including "I'm Without A Girl", "A Friend", "My Heart", and "I've Got My Eyes On You". Great notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Gil EvansBig Stuff! (aka Gil Evans & Ten) ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
Fantastic early work from Gil Evans – emerging here in this early session as an already far-thinking modernist. The tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still contains plenty of rich new ideas. Players include Louis Mucci, John Carisi, Steve Lacy, Willie Ruff, Paul Chambers, Nick Stabulis, and "Zeke Tolin" on alto, who is certainly a more famous player under a fake name. Titles include "Ella Speed", "Big Stuff", "Jambangle", "Nobody's Heart", and "Remember". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with wide deep groove and RVG stamp/AB etch. Cover has light aging and small seam splits held with clear tape.)

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Everlast/SpinmastersSyndication (lp, inst, dub, bonus beats)/Bustin' Loose (lp, inst, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1988. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover and labels have a name in marker.)

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Everlast/SpinmastersSyndication (lp, inst, dub, bonus beats)/Bustin' Loose (lp, inst, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in marker.)

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Fajardo & His All StarsCuban Jam Session Vol 5 ... LP
Panart, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $16.99
Smoking jam session work from the Cuban scene – led by the legendary flautist Fajardo, and featuring work by a variety of un-named, but excellent players! As with other records in this series, the style here is loose and free – the key inspiration for descargas in years to come, and the mode that would be adopted strongly by the Alegre All Stars in New York. Rhythms are all listed as "tropical", but have plenty of jazzy inflections, and an overall sound that's best known these days as descarga, with a focus on instrumental solos. Titles include "La Flauta De Jose", "La Charanga", "Vamos A Gozar", "Pa' Coco Solo", and "Juaniquita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Family VibesStrange Fruit ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Post-Tina, Ike Turner changed the name of his band to The Family Vibes, and put out a few nice records of mostly instrumental funk. Given that most of the band members were guys, he probably didn't push them around that much (and there were a lot of them, so they could probably gang up on him anyway!) The record has a nice fuzzy funky sound to it – with lots of organ and guitar. Titles include "Soppin Molasses", "Bootie Lip", "Heep A Hole Lot", "Jumpin", "Neckin", and "I 8 1 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson Octet ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Maynard Ferguson's blowing full steam ahead here – working with an octet that's heavy on horn parts, but in a richly creative way! Ferguson nicely shows off some of his best influences from the 50s large group scene in LA – and gets some key help on the record from Bill Holman, who wrote almost all the tracks on the date, and no doubt arranged most of the material too. Holman's horn isn't heard on the set, but other players are equally great – and include Bob Gordon on baritone, Georgie Auld on tenor, Herb Geller on alto, Milt Bernhart on trombone, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – supported by a rhythm section that features Ian Bernhard on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. As usual for the Emarcy years, Maynard plays a host of instruments – trumpet, bass trumpet, and valve trombone – and titles include "20 Rue De Madrid", "Super G", "Yeah", "What Was Her Name", "My New Flame", and "Inter-Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker.)

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First CircleBoys Night Out ... LP
EMI, 1987. Very Good ... $2.99
An overlooked killer from First Circle – the only album ever cut by this obscure Brooklyn group, and a sweet set of 80s groove all the way through! There's a tight bounce to the whole record – thanks in part to production from Randy Muller, who gives the set the same focus and energy as his work at the time with Brass Construction – but minus the brass, of course! Randy plays keyboards on the record, and those keys really dominate the overall groove – stepping tightly over bassy bottoms, with a rhythmic focus that almost outweighs the vocals – making lots of these cuts perfect for mixing and dropping on an 80s-styled dancefloor. Titles include "Workin Up A Sweat", "Miracle Worker", "Can't Find A Love", "In The Name Of Love", "Boys' Night Out", and "You're On My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Flute & VoiceDrachenlieder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974/1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation here is a bit more dynamic than on earlier Flute & Voice projects – and uses a bit of keyboards, electric guitars, and more acoustic strings with the two elements of the group's name – so much so, the music almost features more of those other aspects than just flute and voice! Things are relatively spare, and mostly instrumental throughout – kind of at a spot where prog moves into spaciousness, like the start of the Sky Records scene. Titles include "Dear President", "Drachenlied", "Ruth's Blues", "Wie Lange", "Zwolf Monde", and "Bajazzo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Flute & VoiceImaginations Of Light (plus Hallo Rabbit) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970/1973. Sealed Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, and acoustic throughout – with vocal sounds instead of lyrics, and more guitar and sitar than flute! The tunes build slowly, spaciously – almost with an improvised vibe – and the vocal lines are usually a bit more back in the mix than the guitar, and the two work together with a quality that's almost like improvised music, but with more of an advance structure overall. Great package includes the group's first album – plus their never-issued Hallo Rabbit record from the same time! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with the magnificent harmonies of Levi Stubbs and the group – a mode that draws on all their vocal highlights from older years, but also refits them with a more spacious, more mature sort of sound! The approach is different than that used with the Temptations at the same time – less political, but still flowing with plenty of new ideas – handled by arrangers Jerry Long, Jimmy Roach, and David Van DePitte. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is a perfect example of this – as the tune's got weirdly wonderful production, almost as watery as the cover image, and a bit of moog buried in there – which comes forward even more on the reprise of the song at the end of the record. Other titles include "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", "LA (My Town)", and "Everybody's Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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Fresh GordonFeelin' James (long, short)/I Believe In Music (voc) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
"Feelin' James" is a mostly instrumental track with lots of James Brown and Bobby Byrd vocal samples cut in, the flip, "I Believe In Music" has that early Stetsasonic sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve. Sleeve and labels have a name in marker.)

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Funky 4 Plus 1That's The Joint (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of our favorite grooves from the classic years of Sugar Hill Records – a killer cut based around Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real" – with the original groove slamming nicely on the bottom, as Funky 4 Plus 1 trade lines over the top! The track's filled with classic rhymes from the old school – and is one of the few from the time that's never grown old! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sugar Hill sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with a large name in marker on both sides. Labels have some pen.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, & OthersGiants Of Jazz (Concord) ... LP
Concord, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great material from George Wein's 1972 tour under the Giants Of Jazz name – the same group that was also recorded by Atlantic Records. This set comes from November of 72, from Switzerland – with Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Sonny Stitt on alto and tenor, Kai Winding on trombone, Thelonious Monk on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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GonzalezHaven't Stopped Dancing/Just Let It Lay ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Capitol sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveIt's Nasty [Genius Of Love] (voc short, voc long) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
"It's Nasty" features the old-school live in the studio back and forth rhyming style, backed by the classic Doug Wimbish, Keith Leblanc and Skip McDonald Sugar Hill band and spiced up with some nice effects from the Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveScorpio (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Crucial electro from Flash & crew, with vocoder raps and the whole nine! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sugar Hill sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Al GreenAl Green Gets Next To You ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Al Green's first major album, and a killer batch of Memphis soul tracks with a sound that's a bit rawer than later years. The formula for the hits is firmly in place – and Al's beautiful voice is swept up wonderfully in very sympathetic production by the great Willie Mitchell. Although Mitchell had worked fine on his own before the record, it's his work with Green that really pushes him to the top of the soul hall of fame – as it's hard to imagine how anyone could have come up with a better showcase for Al's amazing voice. Proof of this can be heard on the record's great original tunes by Green – like "All Because", "I'm A Ram", "You Say It", and the classic "Tired Of Being Alone" – as well as on covers like "Driving Wheel", "Can't Get Next To You", and "Light My Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, with some pen. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Guantanamo BaywatchChest Crawl ... LP
Dirtnap, 2012. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Guantanamo BaywatchDarling... It's Too Late ... LP
Suicide Squeeze, 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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Guantanamo BaywatchDesert Center ... LP
Suicide Squeeze, 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Amber vinyl pressing.)

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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsDrinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite ... LP
Blind Pig, 1974. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A smoking live performance from these two Chicago blues legends – recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, but with a gritty electric vibe that's very much like the duo's best work back home! The approach is very stripped-down and unadorned – just vocals by both Guy and Wells – with Buddy on guitar and Junior on harmonica – plus additional piano from Pinetop Perkins, and even the mighty Bill Wyman on bass. Wyman produced the set – very faithfully too – and titles include "How Can One Woman Be So Mean", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "My Younger Days", "Messin With The Kid", and "Ten Years Ago". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s US pressing.)

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Hallelujah Chorus/Richard Terry & CoI've Got To Find A Way/Instrumental No 1 ... 7-inch
Nickel, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A righteous soul gem from Chicago – killer work put together by Chi-soul DJ/Arranger Richard Pegue! "Got To Find A Way" features a chorus of singers – not religious, as their name might imply, but a cool group with falsetto soul traces, working in a baroque soul approach that's right up there with the best of the Cadet studio scene! Some great psychedelic touches on the production – and the instrumental on the flipside is a funky gem with loads of tight guitar, heavy conga, and killer sound overall! Super-dope – and a real winner 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hal's Hobbits/Made In BrasilHal's Hobbits/Crickets Sing For Anamaria ... 7-inch
Hal's Music Center, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare single from this legendary Bay Area Brazilian group – one that was only issued on a small pressing by a local music store! Side one features "Hal's Hobbits" – the story of how some Hobbits formed Hal's Music Center – a pretty goofy spoken bit. But side two features an early cut by bossa maestro Victor M – a totally great take on the Marcos Valle tune "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (Os Grilos) – with great vocals from a female singer, a sweet flute solo near the end, and lots of driving percussion! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good- ... $14.99
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is the work from the rest of the group – including Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion! The earthier elements of the rhythm players really keep Herbie on track – bringing him back to the planet from previous trips into space, and helping him hit an all-solid, all-righteous funky groove! Titles include a great remake of "Watermelon Man", the classic original recording of "Chameleon", and the cuts "Vein Melter" and "Sly" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Headhunters ... CD 4.99

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John Handy2nd John Handy Album ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good ... $4.99
Handy's really going for the college crowd here – breaking away from the modernist hardbop of his post-Mingus years, going for a melange of styles put together with a host of hipper San Francisco players that includes Jerry Hahn on guitar and Michael White on violin. There's traces of some of Chico Hamilton's grooves from the same time, but the overall sound is a lot freer. Titles include "Theme X", "Dance For Carlo B", "Scheme #1", and "Dancy Dancy". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono promo. Cover has remnants from the tracklist sticker on front, with some aging and a name in pen on back.)
 
 
 



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