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✨✧ A+All I See (Beatminerz rmx, original, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Kedar/Universal, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $22.99
A great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print - and includes obi!)

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... $19.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print DSD pressing, with obi.)
Also available Know What I Mean? (20 bit remaster) ... CD 4.99

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Duane AllmanAnthology (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
(Rock) CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing.)

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Duane AllmanAnthology Vol II (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
(Rock) CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... About October 17, 2018
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant solo work from Gerald Alston – the first album issued under his own name, after a strong legacy of work with The Manhattans! Alston's vocals are wonderful here – beautifully crafted, with a sense of maturity and feeling that most of his younger soul contemporaries couldn't ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Gerald Alston ... CD 19.99

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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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AshkanIn From The Cold (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About April 25, 2018 (delayed)
Take these guys out of the Ashkan, because they can really rock their asses off! Ashkan have a heady, bass-y groove that rocks out with the power of early Deep Purple at their best – stretching out over longish tunes that have a freewheeling quality that's clearly driven by its own demons, ... (Rock) read more CD

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AssociatesAffectionate Punch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fiction/Universal/Polydor (UK), 1980. Used ... $8.99
(Rock) CD
(Out of print.)

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Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy Ayers/PleasureOur Time Is Coming/Take A Chance ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two mighty positive groovers – pressed up here on a limited 45 from Japan! "Our Time Is Coming" is a soaring clubby cut from Roy Ayers – with rhythms that move quick, but which have a righteous message from Roy and the group – plus sweet keyboard fills in the middle! ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BachComplete Harpsichord Concertos – Pinnock/Gilbert/Kraemer/Mortensen/English Concert (3CD set) ... CD
Archiv Produktion/Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 3CD ... $6.99
(Classical) CD

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Brigitte BardotBB 64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in ... (French) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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✨✧ Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot – L'Appareil A Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Universal (France), Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sexy stuff from one of the most famous French stars of the 60s – a record that has Brigitte Bardot working in the same sort of slinky territory as Serge Gainsbourg, but with a slightly different feel overall! The album's a bit jazzier than some of Bardot's later work – with great ... (French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brigitte Bardot Sings (aka Brigitte 1963) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 29.99

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers ... (French) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Sings (aka Brigitte 1963) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99
Classic 60s work from Brigitte Bardot – the roots of French female pop, with a set of tracks that mix together bits of rock, pop, and lively jazz-based arrangements – all in a unique blend that's totally great, and every bit as wonderful as you might expect! We might go so far as to ... (French) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back album cover – like a 60s French pressing!)

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Ray BarrettoSelecciones Fania ... CD
Fania/Universal, 2011. Used ... $8.99
(Latin) CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Gary BartzFollow, The Medicine Man ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky wonderfulness from Gary Bartz – one of his hip sets from the early 70s recorded with his NTU group – a very righteous blend of soul, jazz, and funky elements! Huber Eaves plays some great electric piano on the record – and so does Bartz, alongside his usual soprano and alto ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BeethovenString Quartet Op 59 Nos 1-3 (Razumovsky)/String Quartet In E Flat Major Op 74 (Harp) – Takacs Quartet ... CD
Decca/Universal, 2002. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Classical) CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Beady BelleHome ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 2001. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little album of tracks from Beady Belle – a lovely singer with a really soulful voice! The album's one of the shining jewels in the elite catalog of Norway's Jazzland label – but it's got a smooth soul quality that sounds like some of the best American NuSoul work of the past ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jorge BenJorge Ben – Serie Sem Limite ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
A great set that features mostly material from Jorge's classic early years at Philips – plus a few more titles of recent vintage! The early stuff's the best, though – and it ranges from driving soulful bossa, to some of the experimental funky styles that Joao used during the early 70s. ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Jorge BenReactivus Amor Est (Turba Philosophorum) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $7.99
The return of a legend – and one of the best new recordings we've heard from Jorge Ben in years! The set's got a funky soulful sound that owes a lot to his best 70s work, but which is updated a bit with some 21st century production touches – not too much, though, so that it comes out ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenSacundin Ben Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenSacundin Ben Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... (Brazil) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jorge BenTabua De Esmeralda ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Tabua De Esmeralda (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 32.99

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Chuck Berry with Steve MillerLive At The Fillmore Auditorium (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
The cover's a bit trippy, but the sound is anything but – and instead stands as a strong tribute to the way the early work of Chuck Berry continued to influence a generation of rockers well through the 60s! Berry's the frontman, and gets plenty of chance to sing and sear on guitar – ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Live At The Fillmore Auditorium (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Maria BethaniaAlibi ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1978. Used ... $12.99
Strong work by Maria Bethania from the late 70s – a session that has her tightening up her sound a bit more than before, but without any loss of her sense of drama or emotion! The album was recorded with a number of different musical backgrounds, including many small group settings with ... (Brazil) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Maria BethaniaCiclo ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
A nicely rootsy little album from Maria Bethania – recorded during a period when some of her music could often sound much fuller and more electric! The album's got subtle help from Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, and Guto Graca Mello – all of whom arrange Maria's vocals in a sophisticated ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaPassaro Proibido ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing 70s album from the legendary Maria Bethania – one of those records that's without precedent, and which comes together in an array of styles that's simply breathtaking! The sound here is a bit more focused and mature than some of Maria's earlier records, but the overall work is no ... (Brazil) read more CD

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BGBling Bling (album, clean edit, album clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Cash Money/Universal, 1999. Very Good ... $0.99
Cash Money classic featuring the all-star line up of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh , Baby, and Turk. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Marizia Bi & Vince Tempera OrchestraTutti Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuor – Burt Bacharach Italian Songbook ... CD
Universal (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet Italian take on the music of Burt Bacharach – one that changes the lyrics of all the tunes from their original English versions, but serves them up with the sort of setting that might have made the maestro proud! The Vince Tempera Orchestra handles the backings – and they've ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron ... CD 13.99

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Art BlakeyHold On, I'm Coming ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A soulful little record from Art Blakey – and very different than his Blue Note sessions! The album's got a tight soul jazz groove – shorter numbers, fuller backings, and an overall sound that's almost more like Cadet Records at the time. Backings are handled by Melba Liston or Tom ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers w/ Barney WilenLes Liaisons Dangereuses (with bonus track) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Art Blakey's soundtrack to this fantastic French film is one of his best non-Blue Note albums ever – and it's got the additional bonus of featuring performances by the great French tenor star Barney Wilen! The tunes here are way more than just short scene-setting soundtrack numbers – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Art Blakey/Georges Arvanitas/JATPJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 2 – Des Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs/La Bride Sur Le Cou ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1958/1961. Used ... $9.99
Three great French jazz soundtracks on one CD! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Luiz BonfaLe Roi De La Bossa Nova ... CD
Universal/Sunnyside, 1962/1963. Used ... $9.99
A rare French session by bossa guitarist Luiz Bonfa – recorded in Paris at the height of his best early years! The album's got a feel that's really great – dreamy guitar over lightly dancing arrangements, in a mode that's slightly different than the usual Rio style of recording at the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfa – Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays & Sings Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... (Brazil) read more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)

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✨✧ David BowieDavid Bowie (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Deram/Universal, 1967. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius from a young David Bowie – an album that we've always treasured as much as Ziggy Stardust! This set's pre-Hunky Dory, pre-Space Oddity – and it's an amazing little record that's almost completely devoid of guitars – instead using weird woodwinds (lots of oboe!) ... (Rock) read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Eddie BoydSonet Blues Story ... CD
Sonet/Universal, 1974. Used ... $6.99
(Blues) CD

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Cristina BrancoCorpo Iluminado ... CD
Universal (France), 2001. Used ... $6.99
(Brazil) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterRed Earth – A Malian Journey ... CD
Universal, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater' ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterThis Is New ... CD
Verve/Universal, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dee Dee Bridgewater returns in wonderful form – singing a set of Kurt Weill compositions, working with small combo backings to infuse the tunes with a heck of a lot more soul than usual! Dee Dee's always been one of our favorite jazz singers, and we've got new appreciation for her talents in ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Brothers JohnsonBlam ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown All Stars ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Clifford Brown All Stars ... LP 29.99

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Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1954. Used ... $9.99
Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on Brownie working with a jamming set of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Jams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ James Brown50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Soul) CD

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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP 29.99

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James BrownI Got The Feelin' ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... (Soul) read more CD

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... (Soul) read more CD

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James BrownIt's A Mother ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available It's A Mother ... LP 24.99

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP 29.99

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $19.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available Live At The Apollo (1962) ... CD 3.99

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James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, light edgewear to digipack spine.)
Also available Live At The Apollo Volume II ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1971. Used ... $12.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP 29.99

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James BrownPlease Please Please ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, ... (Soul) read more CD

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James BrownPopcorn ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownPure Dynamite! ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Pure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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James BrownPure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... $11.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ James BrownPure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Pure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Say It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP 8.99

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James BrownSuper Bad ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Super Bad ... LP 19.99

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Ray BryantLonesome Traveler ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
An excellent example of the massive groove that Ray Bryant set up during his 60s years at Cadet – a simple soul jazz trio style, but augmented with dual horn backing – which makes for a tightly stepping sound that's all-soulful, all the way! Bryant's left hand is nice and hard on the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Roy BuchananLoading Zone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
One of those 70s rock albums that seems to turn up in a fair bit of collections of hip soul and jazz – a bit like the work of Harvey Mandel, and with a similar blend of blues rock currents with farther-reaching ideals! Roy Buchanan is spectacular on the guitar here – the kind of player ... (Rock) read more CD
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Roy BuchananProphet – The Unreleased First Polydor Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $34.99
A fantastic early solo project from guitarist Roy Buchanan – recorded for Polydor at the start of the 70s, but never issued at the time! We're not sure why the label slept on the set, as it's a searing little killer right from the start – done in a gritty mode that's far hipper than ... (Rock) read more CD
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Roy BuchananStreet Called Straight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
A bluesy classic from Roy Buchanan – and a record that states his mighty guitar powers right from the very first note! In fact, although Roy sings on the record, it's the guitar that's probably the main attraction here – and the instrument often comes off first on most tunes, setting a ... (Rock) read more CD
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Roy BuchananYou're Not Alone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $29.99
The title might be a tipoff here – as Roy Buchanan really soars into space on an album that finds an even more majestic setting for his mighty powers on guitar – especially given that a fair bit of the album's instrumental! Roy works with a core quartet that includes Ray Gomez on ... (Rock) read more CD
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Vernon BurchGet Up ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Bouncy, bubbly soul from Vernon Burch – one of his stone dancefloor classics from the 70s, served up with a groove that never quits! Burch is one of the few who can make a clubby set sparkle with the more personal qualities of a mellower soul album – and this excellent set is a great ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGeneration Ago Today ... CD
Verve/Universal, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet little album from guitarist Kenny Burrell – one in which he takes older tunes ("a generation ago"), and updates them with a sweetly compressed Verve 60s groove ("today"!) The record features 2 small groups – one with Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bobby ByrdBobby Byrd Got Soul – The Best Of Bobby Byrd ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
Essential material by this funky soul legend – even if you've got his one and only album! This is an excellent compilation of the very hard to find work of this James Brown partner and singer, with a track list of 22 cuts that includes lots of cool rare funky 45 tracks, and a number of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Terry CallierOccasional Rain ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Terry Callier's first album for Cadet – and the kickoff of one of the greatest three album runs that any soul artist ever recorded! This one's got a different feel than the later two, as it takes songs by Terry, and structures them with these little musical "seque" tracks in ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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CameoAlligator Woman ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
The cover's a bit creepy, but the album's still plenty great – old school Cameo still strongly in a funk-based mode, before some of the stiffer grooves of their later years! Bass is the ruler of the set – and most tracks here vamp around in a very heavy P-Funk style of groove – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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CameoFeel Me ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the ... (Soul) read more CD

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CameoKnights Of The Sound Table ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Massively funky work from Cameo – a set that's right in the middle of their classic early run – and still quite strong on the bass-heavy grooves the group helped inspire in countless legions of imitators! The tightness of the set is incredible – moving at a pace that's simply ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Knights Of The Sound Table ... CD 9.99

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CameoUgly Ego ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the ... (Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ CameoWord Up! ... CD
Universal, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mid-80s classic from Cameo – one that showed the world that the group was still very much in the funky music game, even if their lineup had been reduced to a trio! Larry Blackmon's still at the head of the group – singing, drumming, and playing bass throughout – with plenty of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a very small tear in one corner.)

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✨✧ CassianoCuban Soul – 18 Kilates (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic work from one of Brazil's greatest soul singers of the 70s – an album of rich feeling that's a wonderful bridge between American soul music and some of the sophisticated song stylings of the MPB generation! Cassiano's somewhere in the territory of contemporary Tim Maia – but is ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $16.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Chambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD 8.99
Chambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD 11.99

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. Used ... $11.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)
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Chambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD 8.99
Chambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD 16.99

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Eugen CiceroMarching The Classics/Balkan Rhapsody – Jazz Club ... CD
MPS/Universal (Germany), 1970. Used ... $4.99
Some of the grooviest classical piano work you'll ever hope to hear, thanks to the keyboard talents of the amazing Eugen Cicero – heard here on a two rare albums of material recorded for the MPS label! Back in the 60s, a number of European artists were experimenting with a blend of classics ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CitronBack In The Day ... CD
Cam Jam/Universal, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric Clapton24 Nights – Recorded Live At The Royal Albert Hall ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1990/1991. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Rock) CD

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Alex ClareLateness Of The Hour ... CD
Universal/Island, 2011. Used ... $3.99
(Rock) CD

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Dave Clark FiveHits (CDr on demand pressing) ... CD
Universal (UK), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
(Rock) CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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ClusterCluster II ... CD
Brain/Universal/SPV (Germany), 1972. Used ... $8.99
Heady work from Cluster – a record that really helped set the tone for a whole generation of German experimentation! The sound here is incredibly dense – guitar and keyboard parts that are processed heavily, looped back on themselves, and sometimes supported by a bit of electronics ... (Rock) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cluster II (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl & Zoot ... CD
Coral/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
Tremendous horn interplay from the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and a record that may well be one of the best illustrations of their famous magic together in the 50s! The record's got a way of focusing energy, yet letting each player state themselves clearly and cleanly – almost a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Natalie ColeNatalie ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the ... (Soul) read more CD
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Also available Natalie ... LP 1.99

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John ColtraneJiu Zui De Tan Ge (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), New Copy ... About November 3, 2018
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Con Funk Shun7 ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Not the group's 7th album, but a bold statement of the unity they feel as a 7 piece ensemble – perfectly lived up to in the record's well-crafted grooves! The album's one of Con Funk Shun's best overall – really solid, but never too slick, very tight in the bass department, but still ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available 7 ... LP 9.99

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Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-writ ... (Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... CD
Mercury/Universal, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-writ ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Spirit Of Love ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Jeff BallardChillin' In Chelan ... CD
Stretch/Universal (Japan), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Jazz) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Crazy Ken BandMuro Diggin Crazy Ken Band – Mixed By Muro ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $29.99
A sweet collection of funk from this ultra-cool Japanese combo – all hand-picked, and served up in a special mix by DJ Muro! Crazy Ken Band have an odd name, but a warmly soulful take on funk that began in the pre-Daptone years, and which maybe shares more with the funk revival modes on the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
 
 



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