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✨✧ West Street MobBreak Dance-Electric Boogie/Let Your Mind Be Free ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
Tape that linoleum to the sidewalk and start poppin' your shoulders – "Break Dance" is one of those tunes that never fails to groove! The cut's a monstrous bit of street soul from the old school – served up with lots of great turntable work, monster Bongo Band beats, and even a few electro touches too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Jimmy Carroll/Red CampSpeed the Parting Guest/Hot-Tempered Clavichord ... CD
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack Fascinato or Dean Elliott over at Capitol Records in the late 50s, but an even more sonically-sensitive session done for the smaller Cook imprint! Jimmy Carroll leads an assortment of vibes, bells, harps, toys, percussion, and other odd instruments – all in a weird and playful mix of melodies that almost come across like mini-cartoons in sound! There's not much in the way of larger or conventional instrumentation – which makes Jimmy's work even different than bigger label experiments like this – and the recording quality from Cook really makes all the odd sounds come through with great clarity! Titles include "Happy Little Woodpile", "Tinkle Tinkle Little Bell", "Speed The Parting Guest", and "Hong Kong Local". Next up is The Hot Tempered Clavichord – a session that features mostly clavichord musings from Red Camp – more of a rootsy pianist on other records, but working here on an electrified clavichord – which is a bit like an electric harpsichord in sound, only rougher! The tracks are these cool electric boogie-woogie numbers – and include "Ragout", "Blues In Minore", and "The One I Love". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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GazzaraGrand Central Boogie ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1997. Used ... $8.99
A nice batch of funky keyboard tracks that brings to mind the early days of the James Taylor Quartet. Some nice instrumentals with organ and electric keyboards, and a good Italian funk sound behind him. Tracks include "Funky Trousers", "Havana Strut", "Timeless", and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". CD

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✨✧ Wendy Gondeln/Mats Gustafsson/Wolfgang Voigt/Martin SiewertS**thole Country & Boogie Band ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Reedman Mats Gustafsson is in very cool territory here – blowing a variety of saxes, but also getting manipulated by the electric treatments of Wendy Gondeln – Mats' violin partner on the album's duo improvisations, but also a soundshaper with talents to be reckoned with! Gustafsson also opens up on some live electronics too, plus a bit of piano mate – and this electric side of his talents is a new one, but a great one too – mixing familiar improvisation with a larger sonic palette, in ways that almost make for a merging of free jazz and musique concrete! Some of the tracks are quite tuneful, even if fairly freewheeling – and the set also features editing and mixing from Wolfgang Voigt, and guest guitar on two tracks from Martin Siewert. Titles include "Gabber Jazz", "Sloop", "Paid", "Cooler", "Crowdfunding", and "Jazz Abstrakt 1.3". CD

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Gap MangioneAnd The Kids Call It Boogie (aka She & I) ... LP
Sagoma, 1974. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A nice lost album of funky tracks from the lesser-known of the Mangione brothers! The record has a very slick electric sound – with bass by Tony Levin and drums by Steve Gadd. Mangione plays Fender Rhodes and Arp – and the album features covers of "Love's Theme" and "This Masquerade", both done in nice moody mellow versions. Also features the great break track "Love J, A.M", which starts with some great drums – and launches into some very funky keyboard work! There's a few other hokey cuts by Mangione – but this one's a killer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing!)

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✨✧ Jumpin Bill CarlisleBusy Body Boogie – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Jumpin Bill Carlisle – one of those postwar hillbilly figures who should have gotten some credit for helping bring rock and roll into the world! Bill's style is upbeat, romping, and plenty jumping – as you can probably see by the way that Carlisle jumped straight up in the air when playing – music that's rooted in country styles, but which has a very quick tempo and lots of wit in the songwriting – acoustic and electric guitar lines dancing around with plenty of bass kicking things up at the bottom – and Bill's work was often strongly supported by brother Cliff Carlisle, a great player on both dobro and steel guitar. CD features a massive 34 tracks in all – most of Bill's Mercury singles from the 50s, plus some Columbia Records material too – titles that include "Honey Love", "Busy Body Boogie", "Shake A Leg", "Doggie Joe", "Woman Driver", "A Mouse Been Messing Around", "Monkey Business", "Air Brakes", "Down Boy", "Tiny Space Man", "Knot Hole", "T'Ain't Nice", "Too Old To Cut The Mustard", and "Money Tree". CD

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Bibi Den's TshibayiSensible ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wonderful conflation of grooves all taking place in a single space – some of the West African modes of the late 70s, coming into play with more contemporary soul elements – all spun out over a quartet of long tracks that are filled with unusual grooves! Instrumentation is electric throughout, but the rhythms often have a very organic core – no drum machines, just bubbling bass and riffing guitar – with plenty of boogie elements at play in the roots, and a relatively bubbly sound overall – almost like some of the Caribbean club work of the time, even though the group hail from the Ivory Coast. Titles include "Africa Mawa", "Djwa Yango", "Sensible", and "L'Amour". CD

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Brief EncounterWe Want To Play (with bonus track) ... LP
Dream/Athens Of The North (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An obscure bit of boogie from Brief Encounter – a southern soul group known best for their mid 70s sides for the Sound Stage Seven label, stepping out here in a completely different 80s groove! Most tracks are upbeat and dancefloor funky – plenty of bass on the bottom and some sweet electric keys – but often used in a way that's more in a 70s ensemble funk mode than the keyboards you'd hear on other early 80s indie soul. There's a warmth here that's quite nice, and most tracks feature the larger group harmonizing on vocals – in a way that sounds especially sweet on the mellower tracks. And while the recording quality of the original record is sometimes a bit muted, the group themselves sound plenty great – really bouncing along wonderfully with a soaring groove and a sense of tightness that goes beyond their indie roots! Titles include "Sweet Tender Loving", "We Want To Play For You", "Now I Know I Love You", "Rocking", "Since I Met You Girl", "Just For Love", "Open Up Your Heart", and "If You Want My Love". Features the bonus track "Always". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Camacho BandReach Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Brilliant brown-eyed soul from Ray Camacho – an artist who was previously known for more border-styled work with his Teardrops band, but who steps out here with a surprisingly great blend of electric jazz and boogie! The approach is wonderful – a real re-direction of Ray's earlier groove into even more soulful territory – handled with that unique fusion that was happening in just a few of the best Texas spots, like the scene in Austin at the time. The album's equal parts soul and funk, but still has a few Latin roots too – and had this gem come out on Fantasy Records at the time, it would have pushed Ray and group into much headier territory. But we're also happy the set's been undiscovered for so many years (consider it our little secret) – and titles include "Reach Out", "Diggin Deep", "Shake What You Got", "Nobody But You", "Nothing But A Party", and "What A Day". CD

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Down To The BoneClassic Album Series (From Manhattan To Staten/Urban Grooves/Spread The Word – with bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 1996/1998/2001. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The first three albums from Down To The Bone – packaged here in a nicely-priced set, with bonus tracks too! First up is From Manhattan To Staten – a record that moves across the boroughs of New York – and which also managed to have a huge impact on the Windy City as well – given that the music of Down To The Bone was perfect for the groove of the Chicago steppers scene in the 90s! The group are a bit jazz, a bit soul, and have this chunky funky rhythm at the bottom that shows their roots in the British scene – maybe a mix of electric jazz modes with inspirations from artists like Soul II Soul or the James Taylor Quartet – taken to a style that's slightly tighter overall. There's a fair bit of programming in the rhythms, mixed with live instrumentation from group members – and titles include the classic "Staten Island Groove", plus "Muesli Brown", "Savour The Flavour", "Brooklyn Heights", "3 Days In Manhattan", "Carlito's Way", "On The Corner Of Darcy Street", and "17 Mile Drive". Urban Grooves is the second album from Down To The Bone – and a set that really continues the vibe of their debut – a mix of programmed funky rhythms and liver jazz instrumentation – all awash in a groove that really helped them cross over big on both sides of the Atlantic! The production is tight, but looser than smooth jazz of the time – and the record's got more than a few strong keyboard and saxophone solos to offset its rhythmic patterns, which often draw heavily from the best styles of the British soul scene in the late 80s and early 90s. Titles include "A Little Touch Of Soul", "Phat City Hustler", "Joy Is A Good Groove", "Bump N Hustle", "To The Bone", "The Zodiac", and "Urban Jazz". Spread The Word is the overlooked third album from Down To The Bone – a set that maybe didn't take the world by storm as much as their first two, but which still has the group very much in fine formation! All the best previous elements are in place here – that strong mix of funky jazz instrumentation with contemporary rhythmic production – almost a blend of some of the funkier club styles of the time with more mainstream fusion, at a level that made these guys both a hit on the dancefloors and for kicking back at the crib! Titles include "The Backburner", "Righteous Reeds", "Sound As A Pound", "Bridgeport Boogie", "The Lowdown", and "Black Choice". 3CD set features all albums in small LP-style jackets – and bonus tracks include "Deja Vu", "Concrete Jungle", "Staten Island Groove (live studio version)", and "Brooklyn Heights (live studio version)". CD

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Hilton FeltonMan For All Reasons (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hilton's Concept/Shout (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
A holy grail of funky music – and a rare gem from the DC scene of the 70s! Keyboardist Hilton Felton cut this wicked killer for his own tiny label – Hilton's Concept – and it's a very unique blend of jazz and funk modes, done with help from members of The Blackbyrds and Three Pieces! Felton plays Fender Rhodes, vibes, organ, and even some percussion on the record – grooving in this stretched-out, easygoing way that's unlike anyone else we can think of – often with fuller backings that might be at home on a soundtrack, but which have a much more open flow overall. Most tracks are nice and long, with plenty of sweet electric solo space – and titles include the classic "Bee Bop Boogie", a 9 minute groover with a monster break on the intro – plus "The Light Of Mankind", "Man For All Reasons", "Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need", "Love's Losers", and "Blues For a Weary Man". CD
(Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Fifth AvenueMiracles ... CD
Lyons, 1981. Used ... $19.99
Sweet electric funk from Fifth Avenue – a Georgia group with a very tight little groove! The group are an obscure indie combo, but they've got a polish and professional quality that matches some of the best acts on bigger labels at the time – particularly some of the best boogie artists on Capitol, whose work sounds a fair bit like these guys. The tracks are surprisingly well-formed – and slide out with a great little bounce on the bottom, and plenty of warm jazzy instrumentation on the top – tight, but never too slick. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Got To Take A Chance", "Just Be My Lady", "Baby Change Your Mind", "Miracles", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "God Has". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry Goodman & Jan HammerLike Children ... LP
Nemperor, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Despite the innocence of the title and cover image, the grooves here are pretty darn mature – really hard-jamming fusion tracks served up with Jerry Goodman on electric guitars and violin, and Jan Hammer on a wealth of groovy keyboards! Hammer's still a bit restrained at this point – not nearly a schlocky as in later years, and with a good ear for unusual sounds from the Moog, Oberheim, and electric piano – all used nicely here with plenty of cool effects. Goodman himself sings a bit on the record, but not much – and the whole thing has a fusion feel that's very much like other releases at the time on the Nemperor label. Titles include "Steppings Tones", "Night", "Full Moon Boogie", "No Fear", "I Remember Me", "Country & Eastern Music", "Topeka", and "Earth (Still Our Only Home)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Antoinette KonanAntoinette Konan ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A record that offers up a real criss-crossing of sounds and styles – the spare ahoko instrument pictured on the cover, and a host of excellent 80s electro soul elements at the core! The record mixes boogie beat and sweet keyboards with the lovely lead vocals of Antoinette Konan, and her percussion work on ahoko – in a mode that's one of the best hybrids that we've heard from the West African scene of the time – a sound that's tuneful, but never too commercial – electric, but never too clunky. Titles include "Abidjan Adja", "Evignen", "Yale", "Kokoloko Tani", and "M'Acko". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe MaphisAmazing Joe Maphis – King Of The Strings ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Joe Maphis was definitely the king of the strings back in the day – a guitarist who was so tight, he had to play a double-necked electric just to give his fingers enough to do – something that wouldn't come into vogue much later, until the 70s arena rock guitarists started to showcase the instrument! Yet Joe was never as overstated as those guys – because while deft, he's also strongly focused on melody and timing – never needing to show off too much, but still really blowing us away with his playing on a record like this – an amazing showcase to his straight-ahead skills on the guitar, as he works here on an early Mosrite model, designed by Joe himself. Titles include "Hot Rod Guitar", "Double Neck Boogie", "Coffee Break", "Scalping The Indians", "Fiddlin On The Guitar", and "A Little Bit Of Travis". CD

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Mos DefNew Danger ... CD
Geffen, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Mos Def brings a veering diversity to New Danger – his first album in five years – a record that hits on tried-and-true Rawkus flavored beats and rhyme schemes, slow-rolling, smoked out soul & blues, and Quickness era Bad Brains-esque arena rock! Of course our favorite cuts are the straight up hip hop tracks, produced by Minnesota with a percolating, synth-layered sound that works really well – giving the backdrop kind of a pulpy, cinematic sweep. Other tracks feature Mos and his soul/rock/blues outfit Black Jack Johnson. Mos clearly refuses to be roped in by anyone's expectations at this point – a quality that reminds us of Common's Electric Circus – in spirit, if not in the actual sound. Tracks include "Boogie Man Song", "Ghetto Rock", "Zimzallabim", "The Rape Over", "Blue Black Jack" featuring some straight electric blues guitar work by the one-and-only Shuggie Otis, "Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March", "Sex, Love & Money", "Sunshine", "Grown Man Business", "Modern Marvel", "Life Is Real", "War" (produced by Beatnut Psycho Les) and more. CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Takeru MuraokaSoft Landing ... CD
King (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
Electric funk, with some mighty nice horns – a mix of saxes from Takeru Muraoka – plus trumpet and flugelhorn from Susumo Kazuhara too! We're not sure, but it almost feels as if Takeru's a bit overdubbed – using alto, tenor, and soprano together at various points to give the album a nice strong line over the top – while tight drums, Fender Rhodes, guitar, and percussion get things moving underneath! There's a great balance going on here – a sound that's not nearly as slick as more mainstream Japanese fusion of the time – but rhythms that are still tight and focused, and never on the more overindulgent side of the spectrum. The blend keeps things soulful and funky throughout – on cuts that include "Bon Voyage", "Quaser", "Hot Wind", "May Storm", "Lady Boogie", and "Ode To Naska". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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People's ChoiceAny Way You Wanna – The People's Choice Anthology 1971 to 1981 ... CD
Big Break (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $13.99
Funky Philly soul at its finest! This is the first-ever People's Choice compilation we've seen – all the more impressive for pulling together essential recordings made for the Philadelphia International, Casablanca, TSOP, West End and Phil-LA Of Soul labels – recordings that cover an incredible decade-long run! People's Choice burst out of the gate in the early 70s with a wave of funky, electric piano flavored singles – soon catching the attention of Gamble & Huff, which helped open doors both commercially and creatively in the years that followed. We'd be hard pressed to pick a finer batch of tracks from early 70s to early 80s than you'll find here – including standout early singles and album tracks, rarer B-sides and single mixes – when considered all together really showing the group in all its multi-faceted glory! 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Do It Anyway You Wanna", "I Likes To Do It", "Cold Blooded & Down-Right-Funky", "Nursery Rhymes", "My Feet Won't Move, But My Shoes Did The Boogie", "Turn Me Loose", "Grunt", "Love Shop", "Asking For Trouble", "Don't Send Me Away", "A Mellow Mood", "You Ought TO Be Dancing", "If You Gonna Do It (Put Your Mind To It)" (Parts 1 & 2), "Boogie Down USA", "Soft And Tender", "A Great Truth", Tom Moulton mixes of "Opus-De-Funk" & "Do It Any Way You Wanna" and "Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)" and more! CD

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Jerry ReedJerry Reed/Hot A Mighty/Lord Mr Ford/Uptown Poker Club ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Four albums from a time when Jerry Reed was really on fire – great little gems that work together as a collected set! First up is the self-titled Jerry Reed – a set with a title and cover that are a bit understated, but a groove that's got the Alabama wild man completely at home! As with other Reed albums from the time, there's a nice blend of styles at play – some tunes have Jerry's guitar right up front, some get a bit funky, and some have him laying back into a more traditional country-styled approach – the last of which makes for a surprisingly nice sound on the more sincere numbers. Titles include "You're Young & You'll Forget", "Alabama Wild Man", "Misery Loves Company", "Sunshine Day", "Almost Crazy", "500 Miles Away From Home", "You Made My Life A Song", and "Huggin & Chalkin". Hot A' Mighty is Jerry Reed at his swaggery, electric honky tonk, and country boogie best – the dude who will forever be remembered as the smart ass trucker sidekick in Burt Reynolds movies – but was also one of the best electric guitarists in country music, and one of the most charismatic characters of the 70s country scene! From country rock covers to weepy Nashville Sound styles, he does it all well. Includes "Goodnight, Irene", "Nashville Woman", a cowbell peppered "Sixteen Tons", "Back Home In Georgia" and more. Lord Mr Ford is a fantastic vehicle for the wit and sharpness of the great Jerry Reed – the former in his lyrics, the latter in his always-great guitar lines – the sort that made him one of the hippest pickers in Nashville back in the day! The tunes are a mix of originals and more familiar numbers – and whether Jerry's singing straight, or goofing things up, he really has a great way of making things his own through and through. Titles include the great 70s automobile tune "Lord Mr Ford" – plus "Pickie Pickie Pickie", "You Can't Keep Me Here In Tennessee", "Two Timin'", "I'm Gonna Write A Song", "Rainbow Ride", and "One Sweet Reason". Uptown Poker Club is a set with a great Jack Davis cover – and a vibrant sound from Jerry Reed to match the image on the front! The guitar work is worth the price of admission alone – chugging and funky at spots, faster-riffing and on fire at others, and surprisingly sensitive in a few other moments – especially when mixed with a bit of steel or dobro. There's also just the right balance between wit and sincerity to keep things well-rounded – on titles that include "Everybody Has Those Kind Of Days", "Lay It On My Lady", "It's Tough All Over", "You've Got It", "North To Chicago", "Honkin", "Some Of These Days", and "The Uptown Poker Club". CD

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✨✧ T RexTanx ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Near-peak material from T Rex – the still great Tanx – with the hard-charging heaviness, swaggery Bolan charisma and all around blazing rock & roll onslaught as crushing as ever! Includes "Tenement Lady", "Rapis", "Born To Boogie", "Life Is Strange", "Shock Rock", "Electric Slim & The Factory Hen", "Mister Mister", "The Street & Babe Shadow" and "Left Hand Luke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing, with poster!)

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Weather ReportSweetnighter ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Dom Um Romao's percussion is always a treat, and Zawinul's electric keys come through beautifully in the mix – on tracks that include "125th Street Congress", "Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Adios", "Manolete", "Will", and "Non-Stop Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some discoloration from age.)

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XL MiddletonH1NDS1GHT Vol 2 – Gamin/Enjoyable Sunburn ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the tinny or clunky production that can sometimes hold back cuts from back in the day – done at a level that's a lot warmer overall, from the vocals, down to the basslines and drums! Titles on part 2 are "Gamin" and "Enjoyable Sunburn". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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YoungbloodsRock Festival ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A record with a bit of a joke on the cover, but one that's also got a much more mature version of The Youngbloods than just a few years before – a group who are moving past straighter folk, bringing in bits of psych and jazz elements – yet still also keeping their cool a lot more than most of their contemporaries! The mix of acoustic and electric elements is wonderful – these compressed guitar lines that are sometimes complex, sometimes flowing in waves – working with very inventive drums and percussion from Joe Bauer – who maybe even nods towards freer jazz styles at times. Piano is acoustic and electric, woven by Banana beautifully around the lead lyrics of Jesse Colin Young – on titles that include "It's A Lovely Day", "Sea Cow Boogie", "Misty Roses", "On Beautiful Lake Spenard", "Fiddler A Dram", and "Ice Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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VariousWhen Girls Do It ... LP
Red Lightnin (UK), 1950s/1960s/1971. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Raw, rollicking, rhythm & blues tunes from the 50s & 60s – loads of electric tunes that became the basis for rockers to come in both attitude and melodies – as you'd probably guess from the crazy cover photos for this great early 70s compilation on the UK's Red Lightnin label! When Girls Do It was originally released in 1971, and features loads of riveting tunes by Junior Wells, Magic Slim, Drifting Charles, Buddy Giy, Jimmy McCracklin, Tender Slim, Sugar Boy Williams and more. 28 tracks in all: "When Girls Do It" by Gobby Guitar Bennett, "Things I Do For You" by Junior Wells, "Down And Out" by Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, "Blue And Lonesome" by Memphis Slim And His House Rockers, "Fare Well" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Boogie Woogie Baby" by Clear Waters, "Little Girl" by Sugar Boy Williams and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ George BarnesCountry Jazz (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Colortone/Modern Harmonic, 1959. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual album from guitarist George Barnes – a player whose history predates the bebop years, and who comes across here with a razor-sharp sound in a country-based setting! Make no mistake, the album's definitely a jazz one – but George brings up the twang a bit on some of his phrasing, which also includes electric bass and banjo too – and the group features a second rhythm guitar, acoustic bass, and drums – which leaves plenty of room for fantastic interplay on the strings! The feel is almost like a steel guitar jazz album – and titles include "Rockabilly Boogie", "Jolly Joe Clark", "Rockin The Weasel", "Chicken In The Rough", "Shornin Bread', and "Arky Travels Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Antoinette KonanAntoinette Konan ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that offers up a real criss-crossing of sounds and styles – the spare ahoko instrument pictured on the cover, and a host of excellent 80s electro soul elements at the core! The record mixes boogie beat and sweet keyboards with the lovely lead vocals of Antoinette Konan, and her percussion work on ahoko – in a mode that's one of the best hybrids that we've heard from the West African scene of the time – a sound that's tuneful, but never too commercial – electric, but never too clunky. Titles include "Abidjan Adja", "Evignen", "Yale", "Kokoloko Tani", and "M'Acko". CD
Also available Antoinette Konan ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisFree Speech ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Often overlooked, but a nice little record from Eddie's early electric period on Atlantic! The group is a very soulful one made up of Jodie Christian on electric piano, Louis Spears on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Felix Henry on percussion. The overall sound is more restrained than some of Eddie's other records – but in a way that evokes a very nice mellow soul groove. Includes a great version of "Bold & Black", from the Melvin Jackson album, plus the cuts "Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova", "Wait Please", and "Free Speech". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboMacho ... LP
Salvation, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A nice session by one of the most unique guitarists in jazz – all done up in a CTI style, with production and arrangements by Bob James that give the record a nice little electric finish! We always loved Gabor's guitar on his 60s recordings, and this set is one of the first to really strongly push him into the sound of the 70s – working with James, Eric Gale, and Jon Faddis to craft some soulful grooves that show that Szabo's style would keep on evolving! Includes the nice groover "Ziggidy Zag", a mellow electric jazzy with a back/forth stepping groove – plus the cuts "Macho", "Poetry Man", "Time", and "Transylvanian Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Brief EncounterWe Want To Play (with bonus track) ... CD
Dream/Athens Of The North (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure bit of boogie from Brief Encounter – a southern soul group known best for their mid 70s sides for the Sound Stage Seven label, stepping out here in a completely different 80s groove! Most tracks are upbeat and dancefloor funky – plenty of bass on the bottom and some sweet electric keys – but often used in a way that's more in a 70s ensemble funk mode than the keyboards you'd hear on other early 80s indie soul. There's a warmth here that's quite nice, and most tracks feature the larger group harmonizing on vocals – in a way that sounds especially sweet on the mellower tracks. And while the recording quality of the original record is sometimes a bit muted, the group themselves sound plenty great – really bouncing along wonderfully with a soaring groove and a sense of tightness that goes beyond their indie roots! Titles include "Sweet Tender Loving", "We Want To Play For You", "Now I Know I Love You", "Rocking", "Since I Met You Girl", "Just For Love", "Open Up Your Heart", and "If You Want My Love". Features the bonus track "Always". CD
Also available We Want To Play (with bonus track) ... LP 22.99
 
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Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/BMG, 1967. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD version has 7 bonus tracks, with alternate takes and more. Essential! CD

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Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/Sony, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD version has 7 bonus tracks, with alternate takes and more. Essential! CD
Also available Safe As Milk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
 
 
 



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