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New Arrivals ✈

Items added September 17 - 21
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Early 70s/2021. New Copy
A very cool idea for a collection – a set that takes all the classic early Al Green material for Hi Records, and adds in some larger orchestrations – all at a level that's way better than you might expect, and with a sound that's very faithful to the originals! The larger charts are ... CD (Soul CD)

Bushman's Revenge

Little Bit of Big Bonanza
Rune Grammafon (Norway), 2012. Used
CD (Rock CD)
Capitol/Analogue Productions, 1964. Used
An earlier classic from The Beach Boys – and easily one of their best records from the prime sun and surf era for the group – with rave up rockers and some sweet ballads! So much as been written about the foreboding behind-the-scenes circumstances in Beach Boys lore, even during these ... CD (Rock CD)
Capitol/Analogue Productions, 1965. Used
A pre-Pet Sounds moment of genius from The Beach Boys – a record with some surprisingly wonderful songs tucked in amongst more familiar rockers! There's a growing brilliance here that's clearly evident in Brian Wilson's production, the tunes tender themes, and the complicated harmonics used ... CD (Rock CD)


Rhythm & Beats
Warner, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)

Charles Lloyd

ECM, 1993. Used
Quite a bit different than the famous Charles Lloyd work of the 60s – but a nicely introspective session that showcases his quieter sounds of later years! The date was recorded in Oslo, with a relatively laidback feel – by a quartet that features Lloyd on tenor, Bobo Stenson on piano, ... CD (Jazz CD)

Ellery Eskelin

Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2004. Used
Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Drew Gress on double bass, and Phil Haynes on drums. CD (Jazz CD)

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Madlib Invazion, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP
Streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Cash Money, 2006. Near Mint-
With Birdman. 12-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop 12-inch)

Yonrico Scott

Be In My World
Blue Canoe, 2012. Used
Includes the songs "Confused", "Feel The Glow", "Hear Me Now", "Open Spirit", "When You Click You Clack", "Not Alone", "A Day In Nice", "To The Land", "Feet Wet", "Walk Between The Raindrops", and ... CD (Jazz CD)

John Zorn/George Lewis/Bill Frisell

More News For Lulu
Hatology (Switzerland), 1989. Used
A great follow-up to the initial News For Lulu project – a late 80s reinvention of the sound of Blue Note, handled by this trio of key modernists from the time! As proven by recordings like this over the years, John Zorn's a player who – despite his own very modern and avant tendencies ... CD (Jazz CD)

Donald Byrd

Blue Breakbeats
Blue Note, Early 70s/1998. Used
A nice batch of some of (but surely not all of) the breakbeat and sample-heavy tracks from Don's early 70's Blue Note albums. Titles include "Wind Parade", "Dance Band", "Lansana's Priestess", "Love's So Far Away", "Miss Kane", and "Jelly ... CD (Jazz CD)

Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra

MTO Plays Sly
Royal Potato, 2011. Used Gatefold
Erik Lawrence on baritone and soprano saxophone, Peter Apfelbaum on tenor and soprano saxophone, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Steven Bernstein on trumpet and slide trumpet, Doug Weiselman on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Charlie Burnham on violin, Matt Munisteri on guitar and banjo, Ben Allison on ... CD (Jazz CD)
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint-
One of the last great pop records from Donna Summer – thanks to super huge radio and video play for the title cut – and to a huge amount of tuneful tracks put together by producer/arranger Michael Omartin! By this point, Summer isn't trying to fool anyone that she's a deeper soul ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Ray Anderson

Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1994/1995. Used
Ray Anderson on trombone and tuba, Christy Doran on guitar and electronics, and Han Bennink on drums. CD (Jazz CD)

Jeremy Pelt

Close to My Heart
Maxjazz, 2003. Used
Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Washington on bass, Dave Eggar on cello, Lewis Nash on drums, David O'Rourke on guitar, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ron Lawrence on viola, and Joyce Hammann and Meg Okura on violin. CD (Jazz CD)

Sonny Stitt

New York Jazz
Verve, 1956. Used
Sonny Stitt's work for Verve was some of his best on record – and this album is a perfect illustration of that bold claim! Sonny's blowing here in a wonderful style – a bit more restrained than on his early bop sides, more complicated than on his later soul jazz sessions, and all ... CD (Jazz CD)
A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s/2006. Used
A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or ... CD (Now Sound CD)

Regina Carter

Motor City Moments
Verve, 2000. Used
Regina Carter on violin, Werner "Vana" Gierig on piano, Darryl Hall on bass, Alvester Garnett on drums, and Mayra Casales on percussion. CD (Jazz CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Whipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks)
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but ... CD (Now Sound CD)

John Coltrane

Impulse, 1962. Used
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – but which still has some of the depth of soul that John Coltrane brought to his more experimental work on Impulse Records! The album's a classic introduction to the ... CD (Jazz CD)

Lauryn Hill

MTV Unplugged 2.0
Columbia, 2002. Used 2 CDs
Ms Hill's notorious double album follow up to the Miseducation Of. . .album – a pretty nice set of unvarnished, intimate performances that would have gone done a lot smoother in an earlier era! After the whirlwind success of her first solo album, Lauryn, either a) decided that the peak of ... CD (Hip Hop CD)
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
SSnoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the home to the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this seriously strong later effort – also working with a diverse roster of producers and vocal guests including Alchemist, Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Hi Tek, and others. Snoops laidback ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

Chambers Brothers

Right Move
Avco, 1975. Near Mint-
A cracking winner from the mid 70s! Shouldn't be so, given the date and the label, but there's a really funky track on here that's one of their best – the great break cut "Stealing Watermelons", which has a great drum part, a strong bassline, and cool harmonica on the intro! Other ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)


Portrait, 1985. Near Mint-
Sade's second album, and while it's not totally sublime as the first, it's still a damn great set with a smooth jazzy vibe that will have you coming back again and again! Includes the lovely "The Sweetest Taboo", plus "Is It A Crime", "War Of The Hearts", "Mr ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Document/Third Man, 1933. Near Mint-
Just a few day's worth of music, but a crucial set of tracks from Blind Willie McTell – all material that was done in New York on a few days in September of 1933 – some of it released on important Vocalion label 78s, presented here with some other previously unissued alternate takes! ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)
Document/Third Man, Early 30s. Near Mint-
Landmark recordings from the legendary Blind Willie McTell – served up here on a host of classic sides originally recorded for the Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, and Victor labels in the early 30s! The recording quality is surprisingly strong on most numbers – really able to capture the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)

George Brigman

Jungle Rot
Solid/Radioactive, 1975. Used
An American psychedelic classic from mid 70s Baltimore – awash in heavy fuzz and lots of electric effects! Jungle Rot has a raw, earnest quality that few other records can match – perhaps the first albums by MC5 or The Stooges – or the very first EP by Pussy Galore – but it' ... CD (Rock CD)
Contempo (UK), 1967. Near Mint-
7-inch, Vinyl record (Rock 7-inch)
Couth Youth, 1975. Near Mint-
7-inch, Vinyl record (Rock 7-inch)
Hawkeye (UK), 1978. Near Mint-
7-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae 7-inch)
Fab (UK), 1970. Near Mint-
7-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae 7-inch)
Bullet (UK), 1971. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae 7-inch)
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)
Cotillion, 1980. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)
Cherry Red (UK), 1995. Used
One of the last truly brilliant albums from Momus – even if it's got a few dodgy tracks! The problem with this one is that it's a lot longer than his albums for Creation – 19 tracks in all, about 8 or 9 of which should have stayed in the ash bin. But amongst those clunkers, there's ... CD (Rock CD)

Leo Cavalcanti

Dele Dela/Traquitana (Brazil), 2010. Used
CD (Brazil CD)

Main Ingredient

Magic Shoes/Spinning Around
RCA, 1971. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)


Jazzman (UK), 1987. Used
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from the Atlanta scene of the 80s – a spiritual jazz set that feels like something that could have been recorded over a decade before – given the warm acoustic instrumentation, and righteous overall vibe! In fact, it may well have been the ... CD (Jazz CD)

Phil Flowers & His United Family Band

Alpha & Omega (with bonus tracks)
Funky Delicacies, 1973. Used
The headiest work we've ever heard from the mighty Phil Flowers – and some of the funkiest, too! The set is a really unique concept album – one that travels the path from earthly sin to spiritual redemption – covering a lot of hip territory along the way, as Phil messes around in ... CD (Soul CD)

Ornette Coleman

This Is Our Music
Atlantic (UK), Early 60s. Used
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's ... CD (Jazz CD)
Hatology (Switzerland), 1983. Used
The Steve Lacy Five at the height of their 80s powers – really burning here in an extended live set that's arguably a lot more forceful than some of their studio recordings! Steve heads the group on soprano sax – alongside Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, ... CD (Jazz CD)

Albert Ayler

Lorrach/Paris 1966
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1966. Used Gatefold
A crucial European performance by Albert Ayler in the mid 60s – one that wasn't issued until many years after the recording, but which has become one of the sharpest pictures of his genius at the time! The vibe here is different than the Ayler albums for ESP – still very much in the ... CD (Jazz CD)
Rough Trade (UK), 1979. Used
One of the most distinctive albums of the UK post-punk scene – spare, stripped-down, and completely sublime! Where most of their contemporaries grabbed the world by doing more, Young Marble Giants made their mark by doing less – just a bit of bass, some scratchy guitar, thin keyboards, ... CD (Rock CD)
Maticore/Esoteric (UK), 1973. Used
CD (Rock CD)
A&M, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)
7-inch, Vinyl record (Rock 7-inch)

Elton Dean/Alan Skidmore/Chris Laurence/John Marshall

El Skid
Voiceprint (UK), 1977. Used
Features Elton Dean on alto sax and saxello, Alan Skidmore on tenor and soprano sax, Chris Laurence on acoustic bass, and John Marshall on drums. CD (Jazz CD)

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