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Beyongolia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$26.99 30.99 ... On June 10, 2022
Fantastic stuff! Mr. Bongo's gone and reissued this classic lost hip hop soundtrack – and they've added a whole bunch of extra tracks and spread the whole thing out over a 2 LP set in a very cool sleeve! Amongst the original and extra tracks, the record includes live and studio performances ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Mr Bongo (UK),
LP...$29.99 31.99 ... On June 17, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Strictly Jaz Unit (Glenn Underground & Boo Williams)

Tempest
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2019. 2LP
LP...$20.99 ... About May 20, 2022
That's Jaz with one "z", not two – and the difference here is key, because the music is all soulful house, of the sort we've come to love from Glenn Underground – who works here with Boo Williams to make a set that's one of his greatest to date! Keyboards are the lead ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)

June Chikuma

Midas Touch
Star Creature, 2022.
LP ... About May 27, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)
SMH/Numero, 1977. (reissue)
LP ... On June 24, 2022
The second album from Lou Ragland – the creative force behind the funk act Hot Chocolate, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Numero, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On June 24, 2022
One of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but a funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Numero,
LP ... On June 24, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Cinevox (Italy), 1979. (reissue)
LP...$33.99 36.99 ... About June 1, 2022
Seminal Italian horror soundtrack music from Goblin! By this point, the band had completely evolved from a prog-oriented jazz rock band, into a group that was very well suited to handle a diverse array of movie scores and horror themes. The keyboards are still at the core – and there's a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Cinevox (Italy), 1977. (reissue)
LP...$33.99 36.99 ... About June 1, 2022
One of the wildest 70s soundtracks by the Italian horror genius group Goblin – filled with a lot of weird distorted electronics, strangely recorded percussion, and oddly-tuned guitar parts and basslines! The overall feel still has the band's electric slightly funky sound firmly in place, but ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Cinevox (Italy), 1980. (reissue)
LP...$33.99 36.99 ... About June 1, 2022
Spooky keyboards galore – and a classic horror soundtrack from Goblin – done with just the right blend of rock influences and film score modes to live up to their well-deserved legacy! As on other records, the approach here is more that of a rock group – with guitar, bass, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)

Kiyoshi Sugimoto

Country Dream
Takt (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About July 27, 2022
Nothing "country" about this record – as Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto keeps things very hip and contemporary – working in a freely fluid style that also has a few funky touches as well! The group on the set is a quartet – with Kiyoshi's guitar amidst piano, bass, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Jiro Inagaki & His Soul Media

In The Groove
Columbia (Japan), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About July 27, 2022
Jiro Inagaki's definitely in the groove here – hitting hard with a sweet electric vibe, on a set that's easily one of his funkiest albums ever! The set's got a wicked mix of jazz and funk that's right up there with the best on 70s CTI or Kudu – but maybe even leaner overall, given the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2022.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 27, 2022
CD (Hip Hop CD)
Epic, 1982. 2CD
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... On November 18, 2022
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... CD (Soul CD)

Various

Rumba Rules
Secousse (France),
LP ... About August 22, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)

 


Upcoming Releases

Esperanza Spalding

Songwrights Apothecary Lab
Concord, 2021. 2LP
LP...$26.99 28.99 ... On May 20, 2022
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from Esperanza Spalding – a set that almost feels as if she's stepping back into some of the more experimental, individual qualities that made her so different at the start! There's definitely some appealing, catchy songs here – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)

Strictly Jaz Unit (Glenn Underground & Boo Williams)

Tempest
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2019. 2LP
LP...$20.99 ... About May 20, 2022
That's Jaz with one "z", not two – and the difference here is key, because the music is all soulful house, of the sort we've come to love from Glenn Underground – who works here with Boo Williams to make a set that's one of his greatest to date! Keyboards are the lead ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)

Azymuth

Fenix
Far Out (UK), 2016.
CD...$13.99 ... About May 20, 2022
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... CD (Brazil CD)
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1979.
CD...$13.99 16.99 ... About May 20, 2022
One of Azymuth's best-remembered albums from their American years on Milestone – a really killer classic that beautifully blends Brazilian and American styles of fusion! There's a simple, elegant feel to these tunes that takes off nicely from the group's previous album for Atlantic in Brazil ... CD (Brazil CD)

Kyoto Jazz Sextet

Succession
Blue Note (Japan),
CD...$32.99 34.99 ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)
Schema (Italy), (pic cover)
12-inch ... About May 20, 2022
12-inch, Vinyl record (New Grooves 12-inch)
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. 2CD
CD ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Gospel CD)
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. 3CD
CD...$22.99 29.99 ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Gospel CD)

Piero Umiliani

Preistoria
Holy Basil, (reissue)
LP...$32.99 ... On May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Wagram (France), 1970s.
LP...$23.99 24.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Wagram (France), 1970s.
LP...$23.99 24.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Beat (Italy), 1980.
LP...$29.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Beat (Italy),
LP...$29.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)

Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

Keoma (180 gram pressing)
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), Late 70s.
LP...$36.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Italy), 1978.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 20, 2022

Roberto Pregadio

I Gabbiani Volano Basso
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Italy), 1978.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 20, 2022

Fabio Libertori

Acqua E Sapone
Beat (Italy),
CD...$19.99 ... About May 20, 2022
Beat (Italy), 1973.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 20, 2022
An early 70s soundtrack from Piero Piccioni for the film Anastasia Mio Fratello – a sweeping score that rolls through pulpy crime genre grooves, more swinging jazzy sounds and classic Italian styles as the action swings from Italy, to Little Italy, NYC! Piccioni was always a composer who ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
Reprise, 1974.
LP...$24.99 26.99 ... On May 20, 2022
Neil Young in at his most intimate and affable, solo at the Bottom Line in 1974! It's a surprising venue given his mid 70s stature, but a wonderful setting to debut some great songs for the first time – some rarely performed live in the years to come – and the stories behind them, too. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Dining Rooms

Turn To See Me
Schema (Italy),
LP ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)

Dining Rooms

Turn To See Me
Schema (Italy),
CD ... About May 20, 2022

Imperial Boxmen

Imperial Boxmen
600 Block,
LP...$23.99 27.99 ... On May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk LP)

Pugs Atomz

Test Drive
600 Block,
LP...$23.99 27.99 ... On May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

Prophets Of The Ghetto

Wreckless Writers
Hip Hop Enterprise, 1990s.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 20, 2022
CD (Hip Hop CD)

Moniquea

On Repeat
MoFunk, 2022.
LP...$19.99 21.99 (CD...$13.99)... On May 20, 2022
There's a nicely dated look to the cover, and Moniquea comes across here with just the sort of 80s vibe you'd expect – plenty of beats and fat basslines underneath the keyboard-heavy instrumentation – all served up with a sweet sort of update on an older electro soul mode! The ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

Nancy & Lee
Reprise/Light In The Attic, Late 60s.
LP...$23.99 26.99 (LP...$26.99, CD...$12.99)... About May 20, 2022
One of the weirdest, wildest pop albums of the 60s – maybe the crowning achievement of both Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood – two artists who'd worked together before, but never with an intensity this great! The record is overflowing with all the great touches you'd expect from Lee ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists LP)
Astral Spirits, 2022.
LP...$15.99 20.00 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Sony/Legacy, Early 80s. 2CD
CD...$19.99 ... On May 20, 2022
CD (Rock CD)
Sony/Legacy, 3LP (reissue)
LP...$60.99 62.99 ... On May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2010. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On May 20, 2022
Tony Allen never lets us down – and even though he's well into the first decade of his "comeback" years, an album like this still has the same sort of fresh, urgent feel that got him noticed again by a whole new generation of fans! There's definitely lots of Allen's roots with Fela ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
BMG, 2021. 2LP
LP...$33.99 34.98 ... On May 20, 2022
Anthony Hamilton's got a very classic look on the cover – and he definitely turns in a classic set here – the kind of righteous, well-crafted soul record that really takes us back to the golden age of the 70s! And yet, the music's not retro at all – it's very contemporary in both ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$33.99 34.98 (CD...$24.99)... On May 20, 2022
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Atlantic, 1961. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$33.99 34.99 (CD...$24.99)... On May 20, 2022
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Opus 5

Swing On This
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2022.
CD...$15.99 18.99 ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)
Dread At The Controls/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. (reissue)
LP...$26.99 29.99 ... On May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae LP)
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. (pic cover)
LP...$27.99 30.99 ... On May 20, 2022
One of the grooviest albums ever recorded – a set that's funky, offbeat, and has way more to offer than most American album of the time! Swedish singer Doris really knocked it out of the park with this one – working with arranger Bert Egerbladh, who gives the set some nicely unusual ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists LP)
Sdban (Belgium), (reissue)
LP...$28.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Death Is Not The End,
CD...$12.99 ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Dixie Cups

Chapel Of Love
Red Bird/Sun, 1964. (reissue)
LP...$21.99 24.99 ... On May 20, 2022
The big hit record by The Dixie Cups – and a different sort of record than their New Orleans soul sounding one for ABC! Leiber & Stoller produced, and the LP includes the classic title cut, plus "Iko Iko", "Girls Can Tell", "People Say", "Another Boy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Flock

Flock
Strut (UK),
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 20, 2022
Features work from some groundbreaking talents on the contemporary London scene – including Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan "Danalogue" Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha), and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor). CD (Jazz CD)

Flock

Flock
Strut (UK),
LP...$29.99 30.99 ... On May 20, 2022
Features work from some groundbreaking talents on the contemporary London scene – including Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan "Danalogue" Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha), and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor). LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Jimi Tenor

Multiversum
Bureau B (Germany),
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)

Jimi Tenor

Multiversum
Bureau B (Germany),
CD...$17.99 19.99 ... About May 20, 2022
Happy Birthday/Cherry Red (UK), 1981. 3CD
CD...$24.99 30.99 ... About May 20, 2022
CD (Rock CD)

Cordial

Their First EP
Tolimar/Past Due, 1979. (pic cover, reissue)
12-inch ... About May 20, 2022
Billed as a multi-ethnic group representing San Francisco's many neighborhoods, Cordial are sort of a clubby disco group, and lay down three long tracks on this first LP – "Special Love", "Cordial's Preview", and "Wave", which takes up all of side one. 12-inch, Vinyl record (Soul 12-inch)

Jorge Ben

Dadiva
Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About May 20, 2022
A great bit of 80s soul from Jorge Ben – a record that has ol' Jorge looking a bit new wave on the cover, but which is filled with grooves that are every bit as strong as any of his late 70s work! The soul style is very firmly in place here – a bit more mainstream than before, but in a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Blue Note, 2022. 2LP
LP...$26.99 29.99 (CD...$13.99)... On May 20, 2022
The "poet" in the title is very well-put here – as vibist Joel Ross continues to mature into one of the most distinctive artists in contemporary jazz – not just a unique player on his chosen instrument of the vibes, but also a leader who can take a session like this and really ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Tomede Ehue & TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

Bella Bello
Canopy (Netherlands), (reissue)
LP...$19.99 ... About May 20, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)

Isley Brothers

It's Our Thing
T Neck/Iconoclassic, 1969.
CD...$10.99 11.98 ... About May 21, 2022
A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – "It's Your Thing" – is a well-known classic that really sets ... CD (Soul CD)

Ben Webster &Tete Montoliu Trio

Gentle Ben
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD...$16.99 ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
Late work by Ben Webster – recorded in Spain in 1972, with backing by the Tete Montoliu trio in a nice easy mode. A number of the tracks on the album run for over 8 minutes long – giving Webster a chance to pick out some frail but thoughtful solos, quite different from his stronger ... CD (Jazz CD)

Dee Daniels with Monty Alexander

Music Made Me Sing It
Cobra/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986.
CD...$16.99 ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)

Tete Montoliu

Boleros
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
CD...$16.99 ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
A set that's filled with some really wonderful rhythms – and a record that captures Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu at his best! The session features Tete's piano in a familiar trio setting, but one that's also augmented with congas too – which creates some strong Latin undercurrents, in ... CD (Jazz CD)
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
CD...$16.99 ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and ... CD (Jazz CD)

Tommy Flanagan

Beyond The Blue Bird
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990.
CD...$16.99 ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
Featuring Kenny Burrell on guitar – plus George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. Tracks include "Bluebird", "Yesterdays", "Blues In My Heart", "Barbados", "The Con Man", and "Bluebird After Dark". CD (Jazz CD)
Miya/Flying Dog (Japan), 2004. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

Nujabes, Force Of Nature, & Fat Joe

Samurai Champloo – Impression
Miya/Flying Dog (Japan), 2004. 2LP
LP ... About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Cinevox (Italy), 1975. (reissue)
LP...$32.99 36.99 ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Jerry Goldsmith

Seconds (with bonus tracks)
Quartet (Spain), 1966.
CD ... About May 25, 2022
Jerry Goldsmith's score for the chilling 1966 film Seconds – the creepy John Frankenheimer movie in which Rock Hudson becomes the new younger identity for a man wishing to get away and change his life. Goldsmith's music is quite creepy and tense – often coming from a point just beyond ... CD (Soundtracks CD)

Jazz Epistles

Jazz Epistles
Honey Pie, 1959. (reissue)
LP...$22.99 29.99 ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Deborah Jordan & K15

Human
Futuristica (UK), 2LP
LP ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)

Deborah Jordan & K15

Human
Futuristica (UK),
CD ... About May 25, 2022

Dexter Gordon

Soul Sister
Steeplechase (Denmark),
CD...$16.99 19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s.
LP...$36.99 ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Everland (Austria), Early 70s. 3LPs
LP...$99.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A trio of early 70s LPs from Klaus Weiss & Niagara – in a 3CD set! First up is the 1971 self-titled debut – a pretty astonishing set of heavy, hypnotic drums and percussion. It features just 2 long jams, "Sangandongo" and "Malanga" and it's pretty much an all ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Jovan Maljokovic Ensemble

Uplifting Abyss
Everland (Austria), (reissue)
LP...$26.99 ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Niagara

Afire
Polydor/Everland (Austria), 1972.
LP...$26.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Heavy percussion galore – and one of the seminal early 70s classics from the Niagara combo of German drummer Klaus Weiss! The sound here is far more percussive than even on the group's more famous album for Liberty – and in addition to Weiss' work on the drum kit, the album also ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Niagara

SUB
United Artists/Everland (Austria), 1972. (reissue)
LP...$26.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A legendary bit of heavy funk from Germany – served up by a cool combo led by drummer Klaus Weiss! The lineup here includes fuzzy guitar, electric piano, and lots of heavy percussion – all served up in a way that's jamming, but a lot more straightforwardly funky than some of the group's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Niagara

Niagara
United Artists/Everland (Austria), 1971.
LP...$26.99 ... About May 25, 2022
An early gem from jazz drummer Klaus Weiss & Niagara – a pretty astonishing set of heavy, hypnotic drums and percussion! It features just 2 long jams, "Sangandongo" and "Malanga" and it's pretty much an all percussion affair! The A-side is "Sangandongo", and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Perception/Octave (Japan),
CD...$24.99 ... About May 25, 2022

Fatback Band

Feel My Soul
Perception/Octave (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Easily the most soulful of all the albums by this legendary funk combo – and the one that features excellent vocals by Brother Johnny King! Included here are vocal and instrumental versions of Weldon Irvine's great cut "Feeling Mellow" – done in a version even better than the ... CD (Soul CD)

Fatback Band

People Music
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 25, 2022
The classic! This is the great LP of hard funky cuts that perfectly sums up the Fatback style that you've heard so much about – but which you can't find on much of their late 70s albums. Loads of great hard funk cuts, with cool crowd noises and a non-stop groove all the way through. ... CD (Soul CD)

Fatback Band

Let's Do It Again
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1972.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A key classic from the earliest years of the Fatback Band – one of the group's funkiest albums, and part of their original trilogy for the Perception label! The groove here is mighty raw throughout – but a bit more complicated than some of their funky 45 releases – a mixture of ... CD (Soul CD)

Eight Minutes

American Family
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1972.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Lost Chicago vocal group from the early 70s, featuring a bunch of kids with the same sort of age ranges as Voices of East Harlem, The Stairsteps, or The Sylvers. Vocal chores are divided between the different kids, and the LP includes two nice cuts by Patrick Adams – "Loneliest Girl In ... CD (Soul CD)

Black Ivory

Don't Turn Around
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972.
CD...$22.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick ... CD (Soul CD)

Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto Now
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1972.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... CD (Brazil CD)

Julius Brockington

United Chair
Today/Octave (Japan), 1973.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Wild funky keyboards from Julius Brockington – a player who worked a bit on both soul and gospel albums during the early 70s, and one of the odder talents in the funky music business. The album's got a nicely off-kilter sound – and most of the tracks are original compositions. Julius ... CD (Soul CD)

Julius Brockington

Sophisticated Funk
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set's a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it's ... CD (Soul CD)

Johnny Pate/Adam Wade

Brother On The Run
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
An incredible funky soundtrack – one of the best of the blacksploitation generation, and one of the rarest too! Johnny Pate did the orchestrations for this excellent lost film, and he brought the same sort of energy to it that he did with his soundtrack for Shaft In Africa. There's some ... CD (Soul CD)

Tyrone Washington

Roots
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz! This sweet little record was recorded out of the same energy that produced Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark LP for Perception Records, and it's a strange session by Tyrone Washington – a young player from the Newark scene who'd previously cut a ... CD (Jazz CD)

Larry Young

Lawrence Of Newark
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that ... CD (Jazz CD)

Dizzy Gillespie

Portrait Of Jenny
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1971.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Really fantastic work from Dizzy Gillespie – proof that of all the original boppers, he was maybe the one who really continued to experiment over the years – as he comes across here with a great blend of electric funk and jazz! The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that's part ... CD (Jazz CD)

Dizzy Gillespie

Real Thing
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1970.
CD...$19.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of ... CD (Jazz CD)
El Palmas (Spain), 1968. (reissue)
LP...$35.99 39.99 ... About May 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1972.
CD...$14.99 20.99 ... About May 25, 2022
CD (Rock CD)
Esoteric (UK), 1972. 4CD
CD...$36.99 51.99 ... About May 25, 2022
CD (Rock CD)

Fumio Itabashi

TOH (SHMCD pressing)
Frasco/Universal (Japan), 1976.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Hidefumi Toki with Mikio Masuda

Sky View (SHMCD pressing)
Frasco/Universal (Japan), 1976.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Hidefumi Toki is easily one of our favorite Japanese players from the 70s – an excellent alto saxophonist who always comes across with a sense of soul that's even deeper than his instrument! Toki has a way of putting together a session that's totally great – relaxed and open, with a ... CD (Jazz CD)

Ryojiro Furusawa with Shigeharu Mukai

You Wanna Rain (SHMCD pressing)
Frasco/Universal (Japan), 1975.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Searing, soulful energy from this overlooked Japanese combo of the 70s – a crack quartet led by drummer Ryojiro Furusawa, working here with some great guest work on trombone from Shigeharu Mukai! The tunes are often very simple, but with a groove that's totally great – a bit of a modal ... CD (Jazz CD)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1975.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Lovely work from this overlooked Japanese pianist – a really great player who hits some warmly soulful grooves in this mid 70s set! The album features Kunihiko Sugano's trio working with an extra percussionist – a player who doesn't step in much, but who manages to bring a special sort ... CD (Jazz CD)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1973.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
One of the most soulful sessions we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – a brilliant quintet outing that features some really great work on tenor and soprano sax! Kikuchi's piano is usually enough to grab our attention, but the album's got a great added bonus in the ... CD (Jazz CD)
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1972.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A brilliant pairing of piano talents – and a record that also features some incredible horn work from Billy Harper and Hannibal Marvin Peterson too! Masabumi Kikuchi plays electric piano throughout – working with a large Evans-led ensemble that also includes Harper on tenor and flute, ... CD (Jazz CD)

Kazumi Watanabe

Infinite (SHMCD pressing)
Far East/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
The first album recorded by Kazumi Watanabe, the Japanese guitarist whose firey style would go onto play a big part in the growth of that country's jazz scene during the 70s! This album's quite different from the later smoother work from Kaz – a pretty intense set, and it features Watanabe ... CD (Jazz CD)

Masabumi Kikuchi/Masahiko Togashi/Gary Peacock

Poesy – The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands (SHMCD pressing)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A set that definitely lives up to the poetry promised in its title – with none of the too-clean sounds you might guess from its hand-washing reference either! The album's one of the freest, most organic sessions we've heard from pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – almost improvised at points, ... CD (Jazz CD)

Hozan Yamamoto/Masabumi Kikuchi

Ginkai (SHMCD pressing)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A brilliant album by Hozan Yamamoto – a flute player with a great ear for mixing traditional sounds and modern jazz! The set's a suite of sorts – performed by a cool quartet with Yamamoto on bamboo flute, plus Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on ... CD (Jazz CD)

Masabumi Kikuchi

Poo-Sun (SHMCD pressing)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
Masabumi Kikuchi plays some really great electric piano here – often using the album with loud, bold tones that lie somewhere between Joe Zawinul's work with Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis! The album's an extremely sweet electric side from the Japanese keyboardist – and it also ... CD (Jazz CD)

Takeru Muraoka

Takeru (SHMCD pressing)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A really landmark album from the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s – one of the key records in which musicians like Takeru Muraoka were helping to discover something new and unique – a fantastic hybrid of modal jazz, freer solo moments, and some nice electric touches on keyboards ... CD (Jazz CD)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A key example of why the Japanese scene was so great at the start of the 70s – really mindblowing work from keyboardist Masabumi Kikuchi, and every bit as wonderful as some of our favorite American sides from the time! Kikuchi acoustic piano with a warmly soulful sensitivity – ... CD (Jazz CD)
Express/Universal (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
The debut album of the legendary pianist Masahiko Sato – with Yasuo Arakawa on bass and Masahiko Togashi on drums! All titles are originals – save for an unusual version of "Michelle"! CD (Jazz CD)
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1965.
CD...$18.99 23.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A beautiful early album from Sadao Watanabe – a Polydor session recorded before some of his better-known albums for Takt/Columbia, but done with a similar mix of soul jazz and bossa influences! Watanabe's horn has really sharpened up from his already-great earlier sides – and he's ... CD (Jazz CD)

Teruo Nakamura

Unicorn
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. (reissue)
LP...$46.99 49.99 ... About May 25, 2022
A landmark album from the Japanese fusion scene of the 70s – a killer set of tracks recorded by bassist Teruo Nakamura, with help from a host of American soul jazz luminaries! The album's easily one of Nakamura's most sought-after sets – and for good reason too, as the cuts are long ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Isao Suzuki

Blue City
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About May 25, 2022
A wonderful little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that has him playing both acoustic bass and cello, mixing up the instrumentation in a really cool way! Suzuki was really one of the most inventive bassists of his generation of Japanese jazz – able to shift styles and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Isao Suzuki

Blow Up
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About May 25, 2022
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Yama & Jiro's Wave

Girl Talk
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About May 25, 2022
A sweet little piano trio set from Yama & Jiro – that's Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on piano and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – joined here by Akira Daiyoshi on some mighty warm bass! The set's got that wonderful open, laidback vibe you sometimes get on these Three Blind Mice sessions from the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio

Misty
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About May 25, 2022
Not "Misty" in an Errol Garner sense – although Tsuyoshi Yamamoto serves up his own version of the tune here – and instead a hip set from the Three Blind Mice scene of the 70s, with a very open, freewheeling approach to piano trio work! Yamamoto's a bit straighter than some ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Midnight Sugar
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About May 25, 2022
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. 3 x 7 inch singles
7-inch ... About May 25, 2022
A really sweet collection of 7" singles – one that features tracks from the full length reissues in the P-Vine Groove Diggers series – a sublime run of really great rare groove releases over the past few years! The package mixes together funky jazz and groovy soul – and all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)

Meshell Ndegeocello

Bitter (2LP deluxe edition)
Maverick/Run Out Groove, 1999. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On May 27, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)
Blackground, 1996. (reissue)
LP...$23.99 25.98 ... On May 27, 2022
Sadly we'll never know how much better it would get for Aaliyah, than this second LP, her first collaboration with Timbaland. With "Hot Like Fire", "One In A Million", "If Your Girl Only Knew", "The One I Gave My Heart To", "Giving You More", " ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

June Chikuma

Midas Touch
Star Creature, 2022.
LP ... About May 27, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves LP)
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2022.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 27, 2022
CD (Hip Hop CD)

Ruben Blades & Boca Livre

Parcerios
Ruben Blades,
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 27, 2022
CD (Latin CD)

Ruben Blades & Boca Livre

Paserios
Ruben Blades,
CD...$14.99 15.98 ... About May 27, 2022
CD (Latin CD)

Graham Collier

Hamburg 1968
British Progressive Jazz (UK),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About May 27, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Atmosphere

Lucy Ford
Rhymesayers, 2000. 2LP
LP...$23.99 25.99 ... On May 27, 2022
Atmosphere's signature tortured, catchy and introspective hip hop. A tad bit more polished than their previous efforts, but Slug still harnesses the dark and bitterness deep down. The ANT production on these tracks really shines and had matured significantly since earlier work. Tracks include ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

Pauline Oliveros

Wanderer
Important Records, 1984. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 30.99 ... About May 27, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound LP)
Daptone,
LP...$23.99 24.99 ... On May 27, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae LP)

Frightnrs

Always
Daptone,
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On May 27, 2022
CD (Reggae CD)
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On May 27, 2022
An obscure live set, recorded at the Squat Theater in New York, in 1982! The group is smallish – with John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone and flute – plus a bit of vocals from June Tyson. Tracks include the long "Ra To The ... CD (Jazz CD)
Capitol/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1982. (reissue)
LP ... On May 27, 2022
LJ Reynolds' sounding great on his own here – stepping strongly away from his work with The Dramatics, and emerging as one of the best male soul acts of the early 80s! The groove here is a nice extension of his earlier group work – still produced by Don Davis in a mode that's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes

Cosmic Funk (180 gram pressing)
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1974. Gatefold (reissue)
LP...$24.99 28.99 (CD...$7.99)... About May 27, 2022
A real gem from Lonnie Liston Smith's early years in the studio – and a record that's perhaps a bit more "cosmic" than it is "funk" – but that's why we like it so much! The session has Lonnie stretching out a bit more than usual – borrowing some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
 



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