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✨✧ Kanye WestYe ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Pop culture baggage aside, pretty mesmerizing stuff from Ye! Ye the album, if his persona hasn't turned you off by now, is a compelling effort from what we'll dub Kanye's "puzzle period" – this strange era of his recorded output that's a long time since his creative and popular ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
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✨✧ Frank ZappaChunga's Revenge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Young MCStone Cold Rhymin ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
The Delicious Vinyl classic Stone Cold Rhymin from Young MC – boisterous, funky good time rap with production by the Dust Brothers and exuberant, fun, uncomplicated, stone cold rhymes from Young MC! This one and similar pop crossover rap from the time might've been overplayed at the time, but ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Tone-LocLoc'ed After Dark ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
The crossover rap classic from Tone-Loc! Temporary pop phenom this is not – the biggest couple of hits are still ubiquitous decades later – and Loc himself, with that raspy voice and smooth charisma, still stands as one of more unique voices of late 80s hip hop. On top of those ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Loc'ed After Dark ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ PharcydeLabcabincalifornia ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The second Pharcyde record – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Masta Ace IncorporatedSlaughtaHouse ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The second proper Masta Ace album and first under the Masta Ace Incorporated banner – dope stuff from the glorious early 90s that lives up to his work with the legendary Juice Crew and his classic debut! At this point Masta Ace good at creating excellent full length listening experiences ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Masta Ace IncorporatedSittin' On Chrome ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A moodier, funkier street rap record from Masta Ace on Delicious Vinyl! Masta Ace's second album under the Incorporated banner really has a lot more going for it creatively than we've given it props for in the past, with some of best tracks even if it got a little bit lost in the shuffle with ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (7LP set) ... LP
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 7LP ... $140.99 199.98
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Maseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD 27.99

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✨✧ Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Woody ShawTokyo 81 (with bonus track) ... CD
Elemental, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic gift from the gods – a lost live performance from one of our favorite trumpeters of all-time – and a set that has him really stretching out in all of his genius! Woody Shaw is really at the peak here – working in that soaring, spiritual mode that he virtually helped ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Tokyo 81 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda WilliamsVanished Gardens ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most unusual criss-crossings of styles that we've ever heard from saxophonist Charles Lloyd – and that's saying a lot, given all of his unusual projects over the years! This set follows from Lloyd's previous album with his Marvels group – a richly American blending of jazz ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Notorious BIGGreatest Hits (2018 Record Store Crawl Exclusive – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Bad Boy, 1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 31.98
A strong batch of classic Notorious BIG! Greatest Hits took some hits upon release for falling short of being the single definitive statment on Biggie's tragically short career that you might expect from the title, but history has been a little more kind to it, as it should be – really is a ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive on transluscent red colored vinyl.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace MartCollagically Speaking ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
A soul jazz supergroup for the 21st Century – one that features individual players who've really blown our minds with their work over the past decade or so – all coming together in a combo that really lives up to its promise! R+R Now has a dream lineup – Robert Glasper on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Collagically Speaking ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Alice CooperKiller (2018 Record Crawl Exclusive – colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Pure early genius from Alice Cooper – a set that might not have been as big of a hit as some of his other early 70s albums, but which also shows the singer to be very much at the top of his game! Some of the tracks here follow familiar Cooper territory – sinister, hard-rocking energy ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exlusive on red/black vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.
Also available Killer ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Alice CooperEasy Action (2018 Record Crawl Exclusive – colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psych and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin-produced, shock rock juggernaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive on gold colored vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ KnxwledgeGladwemet EP ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
A tight little EP by LA beatcraft maestro Knxwledge – showing some impressive stylistic range! The vocal track "Relapse" features Traffic on the rhymes, Knxwledge's production bringing in a laidback funky electro soul vibe for Traffic's gritty, though introspective LA streets-schoole ... (Hip Hop) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ Thelonious MonkNutty (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Gearbox, 1963. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.98
A never-issued performance of this classic tune from the Thelonious Monk songbook – recorded for Danish Radio in 1963, and played by the legendary quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! The quality is right up there with some of the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ MndsgnSnax ... LP
Ringgo, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A tasty set of Snax from Mndsgn! He's been a ingeniously blending hazy hip hop, boogie soul and soul jazz atmosphere for years now, and Snax is a bit of a throwback to jazzy, funk and soul sample heavy mix sets – designed by his own, supremely distinctive mind – with some recognizable ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A pair of rare albums from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – back to back on a single CD! First up is Afro Latin Soul Vol 1 – pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
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Also available Afro Latin Soul ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul ... LP
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New remastering – and liner notes from Mulatu himself!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.
Also available Afro Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2 ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Jason Stein's Locksmith IsidoreAfter Caroline ... CD
Northern Spy, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Jason Stein is one of the few folks who can make a bass clarinet sound like a completely fierce instrument – a horn blown with the kind of frenzy and sonic power that most musicians would bring to a tenor – completely set free here in a fantastic trio with Jason Roebke on bass and Mike ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available After Caroline ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Binker & Moses (Binker Golding/Moses Boyd)Alive In The East ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Fantastic work from the team of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – a pair who just seem to get more and more fantastic with each new album – as they do here, with some heavy-hitting help from Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, and Byron Wallen on trumpet! Yet the most compelling ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alive In The East ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Binker & Moses (Binker Golding/Moses Boyd)Alive In The East ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic work from the team of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – a pair who just seem to get more and more fantastic with each new album – as they do here, with some heavy-hitting help from Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, and Byron Wallen on trumpet! Yet the most compelling ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Alive In The East ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Onyx CollectiveLower East Suite Part 3 ... LP
Big Dada, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A jazz trio, but one with a real difference – as Onyx Collective almost seem as concerned with the textures of their work as a group than they are with their individual shapes and tones! The lineup is a familiar one – tenor sax, bass, and drums – but the instruments are used here ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lower East Suite Part 3 ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Gene ClarkGene Clark (White Light) (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
A&M/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Possibly Gene's finest hour, with OR without the Byrds. Much of the record is a spare and intimate affair, with Gene's warm vocals accompanied by his own gently picked acoustic guitar, along with producer Jesse Ed Davis (who does a masterful job in the booth on this one) also on guitar. The tunes ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Shadows Of KnightShadows Of Knight – Alive In 65 ... CD
Beat Rocket/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Super-raw work from The Shadows Of Knight – maybe the earliest recording ever of the famous garage combo – and a set that already shows them sounding pretty darn great! The material is from a small club on the outskirts of Chicago – and the young quintet is already completely on ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Mel HenkeSunset Strip-Per (aka La Dolce Henke) (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cuca/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A wonderful bit of hipster tracks from the early 60s! Mel Henke was part Esquivel, part Pete Rugolo, part Ken Nordine, part Kenyon Hopkins – and one of the best, and most underrated of the late 50s/early 60s bachelor pad arrangers! This album's most likely his best – and it's a mad ... (Now Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing – mono mix!)

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✨✧ Michael RaultIt's A New Day Tonight ... CD
Wick/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Buzzing and sunny power pop on a level that's rarely reached post-millennium! Michael Rault wouldn't only be filed so close to the Raspberries in your record collections because of the Ra-, he's a genuine torch carrier for sounds pioneered by bands of that ilk – a mix of sweetness and grit ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available It's A New Day Tonight (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousFrom The Vaults Vol 1 – The #1 Sound ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A mighty collection of gems from the Studio One vaults – with really rare material that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Love" by Bop & The Beltones, "Stand For I" by Roy Tomlinson, "Guess What" by Im & The Sound Dimension, "Dub ... (Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ Eddy SenayHot Thang ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.99
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Hot Thang (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Disco Spectrum – Presented By Joey Negro & Sean P ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics Vol 1 – The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (with bonus download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.98
An incredible side of the talents of the legendary Alice Coltrane – obscure 80s material that was recorded in the years after her famous records on Impulse and Warner Brothers – only ever issued on cassette at the time! The tracks have Alice still very much in the same spiritual ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available World Spirituality Classics Vol 1 – The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3LP set) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... $49.99 52.99
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 3LP edition, in a special box!)
Also available Epic (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)
Also available Champion Sound ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ JK & CoSuddenly One Summer (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
White Whale/Beat Rocket, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A completely amazing bit of psychedelia – recorded in Vancouver by the very young Jay Kaye, who was just 15 at the time – but done with a sound that easily rivals some of the more trippy classics from the big names of the late 60s! The record's got this perfect blend of tunefulness and ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ TornadoesBeyond The Surf – Best Of The Tornadoes (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Homegrown surf rock from Cali's Tornadoes – a very cool little combo, and one who work here in a style that's nice and lean, compared to some of the more polished instrumental tracks of the period! Many of the cuts here were issued on the small Aertaun label – mostly as 45s – and ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Beyond The Surf – Best Of The Tornadoes (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Left BankeWalk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Smash/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups of any stripe – and if you ask us, this is among the very best records of the late 60s. . . period! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of swirling organ, electric harpsichord, ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features new remastering – and liner notes from Mulatu himself!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ Amadeo Ariano/Luca Bulgarelli/Francesca TandoiTriplets (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A really crackling little album from this Italian trio – a group led by drummer Amedeo Ariano, which maybe gives them a slightly different approach to the music than the usual piano trio! Pianist Francesca Tandoi is very much on top of things – grabbing notes in bold handfuls, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Mighty RyedersHelp Us Spread The Message (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A funky treasure from the 70s – a record that hardly made waves at the time, but which has lived on strongly for years – thanks to a great sample history and key interest from generations of groove diggers! Mighty Ryeders have a sound that's clearly influenced by Earth Wind & Fire ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ InternetHive Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 24.98
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies ... (Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ InternetHive Mind ... CD
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ Marlowe (L'Orange & Solemn Brigham)Marlowe ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
North Carolina independent hip hop heavies Solemn Brigham (rhymes) and L'Orange (production) unite as Marlowe! Mello Music Group and has been an strong generator for hip hop collaborations for years, and here's hoping this one isn't just a one-off, it's one of the finest on the label in while, ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Apollo Brown & LocksmithNo Question (colored vinyl) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Timeless soulful boombap from producer Apollo Brown and battle rap tested, well crafted rhymes by Locksmith! AB has been a verasatile beatmaker for years, often providing backdrops for rhyme-centric heroes from bonafide legends such as Ghostface, Ras Kass or OC, to contemporary freestyle champions ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Marbled colored vinyl.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 20.

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available But Beautiful ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanPop Artistry ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet little album that serves up exactly what it promises in the title – a set of 60s pop tunes, all reworked by the jazz vocal artistry of Sarah Vaughan! The set's one of the most upbeat and bouncy that Vaguhan cut during the decade – and although you might know some of the tunes ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Tohru AizawaTachibana (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tachibana/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Tadao Hayashi Harp TrioMihatenu Yume/The Impossible Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $29.99
A really groovy harp jazz trio – one that moves through territory that's a bit like American player Dorothy Ashby on some of her small combo records – but with Japanese musician Tadao Hayashi in the lead! The approach is relatively lean – just the bass of Takao Kusagaya and drums ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Takeshi ShibuyaCook Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $29.99
A sweet trio set from Japanese pianist Takeshi Shibuya – a player who can sometimes have the angular qualities of the Thelonious Monk generation, but who also rivals some of the warmth of players like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan – especially on their own recordings in Japan! There's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Dr JohnDr John's Gumbo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A rootsy classic from Dr John – an early 70s set in which he turns his talents to a bunch of older New Orleans soul and blues tracks, but serves them up in a style that still has plenty of his mystic gumbo in place! After the freer-wheeling longform sprawls of his more psychedelic albums, ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Junior Mance Trio & Eric AlexanderGroovin' Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
M&I/Pony Canyon (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $15.99
The blues are definitely grooving here – delivered from a strong soul jazz perspective, thanks to the mighty piano of Junior Mance, the sharp drums of Idris Muhammad, and the well-focused bass of Chip Jackson! In fact, the trio's so great at the start, we're almost surprised when tenorist ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Junior Mance 90th Anniversary edition!)

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✨✧ Junior ManceShadow Of Your Smile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1982/1983. New Copy ... $15.99
Pianist Junior Mance has a mighty cool trio here – an unusual group with Martin Rivera on bass and the great Alvin Queen on drums! Queen's a great force here – and his amazingly open sense of rhythm really brings a lot to the record – this fantastic flow that almost reminds us of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Junior Mance 90th Anniversary edition!)

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✨✧ Tee & CompanySonnet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
The "Tee" here is Takashi Fujii – who doesn't play on the record, but instead arranged with the group – and produced the record with the really deep, complex sound we've come to love on 70s releases from the Three Blind Mice label! The group has a relatively spiritual ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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✨✧ BrandyeCrossover To Brandye ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer bit of female soul by a very short-lived group – one with a great sound that comes out of some real criss-crossing of styles – some deep soul currents, but some hipper modern soul touches at the top! The set was produced by Brad Shapiro, and has a good blend of his modern and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Paulette ReavesSecret Lover ... CD
Blue Candle/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album from deep soul singer Paulette Reeves – one of the most unique talents of her generation, and an artist who's never fully gotten her due! Paulette's got a southern soul range in her vocals, and works here with Miami TK arrangements from Clarence Reid – but she also ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Facts Of LifeSometimes (with bonus track) ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A real classic from Facts Of Life – a unique trio with a great talent for mellow songs about life, love, and messing around! The work was recorded in Muscle Shoals by Brad Shapiro and Millie Jackson – and it's often got the best qualities of Millie's own mellow work – not the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman (with bonus track) ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Jackie Moore's best albums ever – and a tight batch of deep soul tunes produced by 70s maestro Brad Shapiro! Jackie's vocals are wonderful – full of feeling, and delivered with an honest, upfront quality that really ranks with some of the best southern soul singers of the time! ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic live album from the great Betty Wright – and one of the few recorded documents of the way that classic soul singers would evolve the nature of their songs in a concert setting! Betty's recording for Alston/TK here, but the mode she uses is one that would grace countless ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Betty WrightDanger High Voltage (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive music from Betty Wright – an album that really has her coming into her own – and showing the world how great Miami soul can be, when it's done this right! The album's overflowing with key help from TK legends like Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, and KC – all ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Don DowningDoctor Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer classic from grooveman Don Downing – the kind of indie disco record that really broke big in the 70s – but which hardly ever got the longer-term fame it deserved! The grooves here are straight and simple – the best early east coast club modes of the mid 70s – more ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BT Express1980 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest albums ever from BT Express – tighter, smoother, and classier than the group's early funky disco sessions – and with a cosmic sound that shows them really growing at the time! The sound here steps off from both the group's own horn-heavy disco sides of the 70s, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ EliminatorsLoving Explosion ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare funky soul classic! This one was originally issued on Brunswick in 1974, and it's darn impossible to find in the original, probably because Brunswick was having a great deal of financial trouble at the time. Whatever the case, the record's a great one – and it's got a tight ensemble ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Maryann Farra & Satin SoulNever Gonna Leave You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s indie club classic – and the only album we've ever seen from Maryann Farra & Satin Soul! The group have a sound that's equal parts Brunswick Chicago soul and New York early disco groove – a combination that's brought out even more by the production talents of disco maestro ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Stop & Go ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Willie Henderson & The Soul ExplosionFunky Chicken (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city's greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album's like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with lots and lots of bass-heavy grooving from ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny AdamsHeart & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
SSS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost southern soul classic – recorded by Johnny Adams in Nashville, and done in a great blend of country and soul styles! Johnny's career initially began in New Orleans, where he recorded a number of indie singles – but this was the record that really pushed his career into the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Zoot SimsCookin' ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest Zoot Sims albums of the 60s – a very smoking live set, recorded in the UK with a hip British rhythm section! Zoot's blowing in front of the Stan Tracy trio – a group led by pianist Tracy, with a style that was every bit as swinging as it was modern and fresh. The ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets Vol 1 ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic bit of lost hardbop – an obscure ABC album that has Kenny Dorham working with his Jazz Prophets group! The combo's a quintet with a unique lineup that includes Dick Katz on piano, JR Monterose on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and the whole set's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Also available Kenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets Vol 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Don RandiWhere Do We Go From Here? ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99
The obscure first Verve album from Don Randi – a great little pianist who was well known for his lively club work on the LA scene in the early 60s! Don's got a touch on the keys that's both lyrical and soulful – somewhere between the pyrotechnics of Ramsey Lewis and the smoother ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
Tremendous work from Bill Evans – one of his rare non-trio sides of the 60s – and a stunning batch of tunes with backings from the mighty Claus Ogerman! Most of the tunes here are of classical origin, but they're recast by Evans and Ogerman with almost a soundtrack sensitivity – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Art FarmerArt ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Art Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, and an easily-blown batch of trumpet tracks that always takes our breath away! There's a sense of relaxed freedom here that's really tremendous – a difference from some of Farmer's more ... (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
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✨✧ Bill EvansSimple Matter Of Conviction ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Ostensibly simple stuff from Bill Evans, but pretty darn great – and a nice move into a more sophisticated vein than his earlier recordings! The album has him working with bassist Eddie Gomez, a hugely talented bassist that would be one of Bill's best partners during this period, and a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAfter Glow ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime early work from Carmen McRae – done with backing from pianist Ray Bryant in a small group setting! Carmen's singing in a beautifully fragile mode – with only Ray's piano and a bit of bass and drums to back her up – and it's a real treat to her the McRae vocal approach in ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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✨✧ Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure session for Zoot Sims – but a nice one! The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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✨✧ Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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✨✧ Sonny CrissGo Man! ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Xango Da MangueiraVelho Batuqueiro ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
An album that bristles with soul and life from the very first note – one of a great run of 70s samba sets recorded by Xango Da Mangueira – all of them pretty darn great! This one's got all the right elements firmly in place – immediately catchy rhythms served up by simple ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ CandeiaCandeia ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Lovely samba work from Candeia – a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all – a laidback approach that's instantly compelling, laid over some lively old school arrangements! There's a bit of horns mixed in with the percussion and backing vocals ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ Celso MuriloSambas Na Passarela ... CD
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful early groover from Brazilian keyboardist Celso Murilo – an artist who plays organ over samba rhythms here – in the same style as the legendary Walter Wanderley! Celso never got the kind of American fame that Wanderley did with his records on Verve – but the approach ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ Elza SoaresLicao De Vida (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A key set in a great 70s run from Elza Soares – served up with a raspy charm in the vocals, and a nice sort of polish in the arrangements! There's a good balance here between mainstream samba and rootsier modes – Elza holding onto the latter with her heartfelt vocals, and getting a ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ Orequestra Los DanserosLos Danseros En Bolero ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A record we'd love to know more about – because the sound and presentation is so amazing! The set brings a bossa vibe to a mixture of American jazz and soundtrack tunes – often folding two tracks into one performance, and couching the melodies in some fuller strings and lighter, lively ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ Samba TrioSamba Pra Frente ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the more obscure bossa jazz sets of the 60s – played by the lively little Samba Trio, a group who definitely live up to their name! Don't mix these guys up with the early 80s combo from Europe – as this group plays with a hard-edge groove that's heavy on romping piano lines and ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ PoliticiansPoliticians Featuring McKinley Jackson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredibly messed-up funk – a 70s instrumental classic that's delighted our ears for years! The set's got a cosmic sound that mixes together conventional guitar-based funky with some weird electronic touches at times – going for a fuzzed-out moogy quality that really deepens the groove ... (Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ Dannie RichmondDannie Richmond Plays Charles Mingus ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ SOS BandOn The Rise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away ... (Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ Woods EmpireUniversal Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
80s grooving from Woods Empire – a short-lived group, but one with a great talent for balancing catchy lyrics and tight grooves with a slightly hipper sensibility! The group's a quintet with Tommy Woods in the lead, supported by his four sisters on vocals – almost a family-style ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Sharon RidleyFull Moon (with bonus track) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by the great Sharon Ridley – a hell of a great singer from the east coast scene, and one with the fullness of the best club divas of the time – but an approach that goes way way deeper overall! There's a sexy slink to the album that echoes Ridley's ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Uncle LouieUncle Louie's Here ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A tight bit of dancefloor funk from the duo of Frank and Eddie Dillard – one on guitar, one on bass, and both on vocals – both working here with some great clubby production from Walter Murphy! The set's got a bit more edge than Murphy's own records – thanks to the emphasis on ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ FoxyParty Boys ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Ish and the Foxy crew still going strong at the end of the 80s – although here, they seem to have dropped some of their Miami disco approach and are going for a sound that's got more of a New York new wave influence overall! There's almost some Ze Records touches on a few numbers – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Exit 9Straight Up ... CD
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ DirectionsDirections ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the rarest soul records on Brunswick! This one was cut during the mid 70s – when the label was really having some rough times financially, but also was cutting some of its most groundbreaking soul work. The Directions are a tight harmony quintet – equipped, it appears, with ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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