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ABCBest Of ABC – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Mercury, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Berg/Schoenberg/Stravinsky/WebernMasterpieces Of 20th Century Piano Music Vol 1 – Sonata For Piano Op 1/Suite Op 25/Sonata For Piano (Boosey & Hawkes)/Variations For Piano Op 27 – David Burge ... LP
Musical Heritage Society, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small index label on back.)

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Carter/Ives/PorterAmerican Chamber Music – 20th Century – Sonata For Flute, Oboe, & Harpsichord/Largo For Violin, Clarinet, & Piano/Quintet For Oboe & Strings – Boston Symphony Chamber Players ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Bill CosbyBest Of Bill Cosby – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA/Universal, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Debussy/Stravinsky/ShosatakovichThree Masterpieces For Violoncello Of The Early 20th Century – Fujiwara & Rouvier ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1985. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve EarleBest Of Steve Earle – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, Mid/Late 80s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ El Chicano20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – Best Of El Chicano ... CD
Kapp/Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Stone Latin Soul – from one of the greatest groups of the genre! In the late 60s, New York was on top of the Latin Soul sound – blending together bits from Puerto Rican and African-American roots to come up with a whole new sound. But by the time of the early 70s, LA had taken over the groove – and nobody did it better than El Chicano! The combo had a really wonderful sound that was Chicano soul at its best – lots of jazzy stepping rhythms topped off with fuzzy guitars, sweet keyboard bits, and some warm and wonderful west coast soul-styled vocals. There were plenty of Latin influences in the rhythms, but the sound itself was pure LA – done with a really righteous groove throughout! This set brings together a dozen of the group's best tracks for the Kapp and MCA labels from the early 70s – and tracks include "Cubano Chant", "Viva Tirado", "El Cayuco", "The Latin One", "Tell Her She's Lovely", "Sabor A Mi", "Ahora Si", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Juntos". CD

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Donnie IrisBest Of Donnie Iris – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal/MCA, Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Peggy LeeBest Of Peggy Lee – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal/MCA/Decca, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – sometimes acting more like a chorus than a lead act – Love Unlimited always brought their full vocal strengths to play, and do a fantastic job here working in modes that rival some of the best male harmony groups of the early 70s – especially the sweet soul groups from New Jersey, New York, and Philly. And yes, Barry does kick up the groove a bit at times, but even then things are usually more in a midtempo mode, not a disco one – which makes for tremendous sounds throughout. This is the first-ever proper collection of the girls' singles from the early 70s – and titles include "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Fragile Handle With Care", "Are You Sure", "I Should Have Known", "Is It Really True Boy Is It Me", "Walkin In The Rain With The One I Love", "Under The Influence Of Love", "It May Be Winter Outside", "I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Belong To You", "So Nice To Hear", "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today", and "Share A Little Love In Your Heart". CD

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Steve MillerLiving In The 20th Century ... CD
Capitol, 1986. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pablo CruiseBest Of Pablo Cruise – 20th Century Masters The Millenium Collection ... CD
A&M/Universal, Late 70s. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Ready For The WorldBest Of Ready For The World – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA/Geffen, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Jerry SolomonPast The 20th Century ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
The title might be a bit reversed – because there's hardly anything 21st Century at all about this music – and at some level, it almost feels as if Jerry Solomon is going back in time – at least within the parameters of his own life! The songs often have this weird, almost child-like approach – with spare instrumentation that might include toy piano, chimes, percussion, and guitar – the last of which is almost never used in a straightforward manner. Jerry sings, but with this almost dirge-like quality – in a way that instantly makes all the tunes sound very weird and offbeat right from the start. The titles give a good idea of the spirit – and include "Denied Of All Human Life", "I Just Don't Fit This Modern Age", "A Good Old Fashioned Date", "They Came From Everywhere", and "Past The 20th Century". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Billy StewartBest Of Billy Stewart – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Chess/MCA, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Joe WalshBest Of Joe Walsh – 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection ... CD
MCA/Universal, Mid/Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tony Toni ToneBest Of Tony Toni Tone – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Polydor, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrBest Of Grover Washington Jr – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Mister Magic", "It Feels So Good", "A Secret Place", "Do Dat", " Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", "Knucklehead", "I Can't Help It", "Snake Eyes", and "No Tears, In The End". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ FreeBest Of Free – 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection ... CD
A&M/Universal, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Chuck MangioneBest Of Chuck Mangione – 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Land Of Make Believe", "Bellavia", "Main Squeeze", "Children Of Sanchez (Overture)", "Fun And Games" and "Feels So Good". CD

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✨✧ Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish – A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at the height of his hippie years here – and the poem Kaddish is a freewheeling, spiritually-infused work that is quite different than some of the earlier beat material. Ginsberg draws both on his Jewish roots and his increasing conflict with society for the piece – which is presented here in a lively recording done at Brandeis in 1964. Reissue features new notes and Ginsberg items for the package! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1700 on red vinyl.)

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✨✧ Jackson 5Best Of Jackson 5 Christmas Collection – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A new packaging of one of the best Motown Christmas albums ever – a really playful romp through a set of classic Holiday tunes, all sung by the youthful Jackson 5 at their best! The set features 12 tracks in all, with titles that include "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Give Love On Christmas Day", "Frosty The Snowman", "Up On The House Top", "Someday At Christmas", "Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year", "The Christmas Song", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", and "The Little Drummer Boy" – plus, this CD features a bonus track not on the original album, "Little Christmas Tree". CD

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✨✧ Stevie WonderBest Of Stevie Wonder Christmas Collection – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An expanded version of Stevie's Someday At Christmas album – a very groovy little Christmas album, recorded by youngish Stevie, but with all the soul that he was bringing to his excellent late 60s recordings. The track list features a nice mix of chestnuts and some odder material – and titles include "Someday At Christmas", "The Day That Love Began", "The Christmas Song", "Bedtime For Toys", "What Christmas Means To Me", and "A Warm Little Home On A Hill". This version expands the original Someday At Christmas album – and also includes a few extra tracks, for a total of 14 titles in all! CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimBest Of Antonio Carlos Jobim – 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Riegger/Hovhaness/Kupferman/Wigglesworth/Mamlok/Martino/PerleSamuel Baron Plays 20th Century american Music For Solo Flute ... LP
CRI, 1960s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and mostly split spine.)
 
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John DankworthFathom ... LP
20th Century, 1967. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A sexy action film from the 60s – one that features the legendary Raquel Welch in the lead, and some very slinky grooves on the soundtrack to match! John Dankworth handled the score here, and he's mixing in some sultry soundtrack elements to his usual jazzy style – a combination that's orchestrated beautifully by David Lindup for the recording, in ways that almost echo some of his own great sound library work. Some numbers have cool wordless vocals, scatting along with the rhythms – which themselves are often a bit bossa-based – and others are more instrumental, and orchestral – using some warmer, romantic elements that are quite nice. There's plenty of the Dankworth sense of drama in the mix – and titles include "Bossa Palma Nova", "Fathom's Theme", "The Merriwether Affair", "Happy Landings", "Vacation Chase", and "Chorale To A Scuba-Diver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Fantastic FourAlvin Stone – The Birth & Death Of A Gangster ... LP
20th Century/Westbound, 1975. Sealed ... $5.99
Classic work from Fantastic Four – who are really hitting their stride vocally, moving into a whole new sound from their work in the late 60s. The groove is a mix of 70s harmony soul and early Westbound disco – and the longish tracks get quite involved, both vocally and arrangement-wise. The title cut – "Alvin Stone (Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" – is a righteous post-Temps soul track, and the album's got lots of other nice ones, like "Let This Moment Last Forever", "County Line", and "My Love Won't Stop at Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Frankie FordIf I Knew You Were Comin I'd Have Baked A Cake/Hello, Dolly ... 7-inch
20th Century, 1964. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles FoxSix Pack ... LP
20th Century, 1982. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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Neal HeftiLil Darlin ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Features the tracks "Cute", "Should I Or Shouldn't I", "Duet", "Late Date" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from an old sticker.)

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ImaginationsImaginations ... LP
20th Century, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent group soul from Chicago – and no wonder, since The Imaginations were previously Brighter Side Of Darknes, a sublime falsetto harmony group who had a huge hit in 1972 with "Love Jones". This record's very much in the vein of that song – but also features a maturation of the group's emotions and harmonies, taking them into a mix of sophisticated love songs and righteous society tunes that puts them with the best of the early 70s harmonicists from the east coast. The album was produced in Chicago by Star-Vue Productions, and it's got arrangements by Tom Tom and Benjamin Wright that are very much in the mode of late Cadet and Brunswick work. Titles include "Because I Love You", "Ballad Of Matheia", "Love Diet", "God Bless You Love", "Me, Myself & I", "Searchin'", and "Talk About the World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has some edge wear, bent corners, mostly split top seam, and a promo sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Keane BrothersKeane Brothers ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great album of blue-eyed soul from the end of the 70s – produced by Lamont Dozier, with a sweet and smooth modern feel! The style here is quite similar to Lamont's own records, except for the fact that the Keane Brothers have a vocal style that's not as rough as Lamont – sweeping easily over the warm and bubbling arrangements of the set with a polished LA kind of groove. Very nice stuff, and one that you might pass up – but which will fit perfectly in any collection of 70s modern. Titles include "Taking Off", "Is Love Not Enough", "One Thing On My Mind", "You're Running Away", "Contract On Love", "Rain Or Shine", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the 20th Century inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, a piece of tape on the spine, and a small sticker on back. Label has a small sticker.)

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Stephanie MillsSweet Sensation (with bonus track) ... CD
20th Century/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Stephanie Mills in fine formation here – working with the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, who helped the lady reach the heights of her career in the early 80s! The sound here is catchy and contemporary, but hardly ever too commercial – just relaxed and grooving, in a mode that lets Stephanie's vocals flow nicely over the top, but with a bit more of an easygoing feel than in her records of previous years. As usual, Lucas and Mtume bring a nice touch of jazz into the album – a subtle warmth that makes the best moments sparkle, really resonating nicely with Mills' vocals. Titles include the massive hit "Never Knew Love Like This Before" – plus "Sweet Sensation", "Try My Love", "I Just Wanna Say", 'Wish That You Were Mine", "D-a-n-c-i-n'", "Still Mine", and "Mixture Of Love". CD also features a bonus extended mix of "Sweet Sensation". CD

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Marilyn MonroeMarilyn ... LP
20th Century, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine. Includes the photo!)

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Pope Paul VIHistoric Journey To The Holy Land January 1964 ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some pink spraypaint at the spine.)

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Pete Rugolo/Dusty SpringfieldSweet Ride ... LP
20th Century, 1968. Sealed ... $29.99
One of the grooviest records ever scored by Pete Rugolo – a mix of light 60s instrumentals that use organ, guitars, occasional voices, and an approach that's a bit like the best 60s work by Hugo Montenegro! This "wild trip into the world of the Now Generation" features both surf and biker tunes, plus the vocal number "Sweet Ride", written by Lee Hazelwood and sung by Dusty Springfield. Titles include "Turn Me On", "Thumper", "My Name Is Mr Clean", "Come Bossa With Me", and "Bedroom Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mikis ThedorakisDay The Fish Came Out ... LP
20th Century, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A very groovy little soundtrack – with a mixture of Zorba The Greek type Greek themes, plus hippy dippy psyche touches, and even a bit of Barbarella-like fuzz! The film imagines a 1972 in which hippies kind of go crazy in Greece – and the "future hippy" style of the music makes for some great touches that rank the album with Thedorakis' best work from the time. Titles include "Stand By For The Tourist Boom", "Sex On The Rocks", "Looking For the Bomb", "The Jet Rock", "Let's Dance The Jet", and "Karos 1972 AD". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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WestwingFalling In Love Is A No No Baby (long, short) ... 7-inch
20th Century, 1974. Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Plays with some light crackles.)

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Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... CD
20th Century/Elemental (France), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter tracks that really focus on that blend of funk and strings that he could do so well – making for a batch of killer instrumentals that really offer up a special Barry White take on the funky film sound of the 70s! Love Unlimited also sing on two tracks – "Somebody Is Gonna Off The Man" and "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today _- but most of the record is instrumental, played by the Orchestra – and tracks include "Killer's Lullaby", "So Nice To Hear", "Killer Don't Do It", "Can't Seem To Find Him", "Alive & Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter tracks that really focus on that blend of funk and strings that he could do so well – making for a batch of killer instrumentals that really offer up a special Barry White take on the funky film sound of the 70s! Love Unlimited also sing on two tracks – "Somebody Is Gonna Off The Man" and "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today _- but most of the record is instrumental, played by the Orchestra – and tracks include "Killer's Lullaby", "So Nice To Hear", "Killer Don't Do It", "Can't Seem To Find Him", "Alive & Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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YoungheartsTaste Of The Younghearts ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Standout work from The Younghearts – one of the best harmony soul groups of the 70s to record away from the east coast. The group's vocals are the strongest thing about the record – but they get a great extra push from Vernon Bullock, who produced and conducted the record with a nice smooth finish. HB Barnum arranged the strings and horns, and he gives the record a bit of a lilt, which moves the tracks along at a good clip, avoiding cliches that can sometimes plague albums of this sort. Includes "We've Got Love", "What Does It Take to Win Your Love", "For The Rest of My Life", and "You're Not Here With Me" – plus the nice instrumental, "A Taste Of". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithOur Man Flint ... LP
20th Century, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent soundtrack work by Jerry Goldsmith – possibly his greatest ever! Jerry's usually a bit staid with some of his scores – but working here on the soundtrack to this James Coburn spy spoof film, he's truly fantastic! The approach mixes strings and bossa-inflected grooves with some spookier instrumental touches – either on electric guitar, sax, or a "tortured" Thomas organ and a Solovox – and the overall feel of the album is on a par with the best work of the sort by Lalo Schifrin or Hugo Montenegro! Titles include "Doing As The Romans Did", "All I Have To Do Is Take A Bite of Your Apple?", "Tell Me More About That Volcano", and "Our Man Flint". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalJamalca ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After Ahmad spent the 60s playing mellow acoustic piano, he turned into a great jazz artist on the Fender Rhodes – and this album is one of the best he ever made in that genre. The record has some great orchestrations by Richard Evans, and Ahmad's tone is very rich and full, with a great soul sound! The album features some great jazz funk covers – like a version of the classic break track "Misdemeanor", plus "Trouble Man", "Ghetto Child", and "Don't Misunderstand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with splitting seams.)

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✨✧ Bill La BountyPromised Love ... LP
20th Century, Mid 70s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record from Bill LaBounty – a singer/songwriter who'd rise to even greater success in the late 70s, with some gems that have become overlooked AOR classics – but an artist who still sounds great in this record from before that work! Bill's maybe a bit more rootsy here, but still has a great way with a tune – and titles include "I Hope You'll Be Very Unhappy Without Me", "Lie To Me", "Crazy", "Take A Step", "Another Drunk", and "Open Your Eyes". Plus, the whole thing's got a fantastic wraparound cover by comics legend Neal Adams – maybe worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... CD
20th Century, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteI've Got So Much To Give (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White's got plenty to give here – a massive classic from his legendary early 70s years – and the first record to feature the maestro on his own as a lead act! The set's a masterpiece through and through – a sublime mix of soaring strings, soulful rhythms, and some killer compositions – a mini symphony in soul that forever set a standard for other artists to match! Barry's handing of the arrangements is great, with a bit of help from Gene Page – and when his magnificent vocals slide into the mix, things really take off – on a set of incredible cuts that includes the extended break classic "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More Baby", plus "I've Got So Much To Give", "Standing In The Shadows Of Yesterday", "I've Found Someone", and "Bring Back My Yesterday". CD features 2 bonus tracks – a killer instrumental of "Just A Little More Baby", and another instrumental of "I've Got So Much To Give". CD
(Great pressing with 2 instrumental bonus tracks! Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsSweet Sensation (long version)/Wish That You Were Mine ... 12-inch
20th Century, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Enduring 80s groove commercial soul from Stephanie Mills, from the peak of the Myume/Lucas era, with their signature sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a 20th Century sleeve.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... LP
20th Century, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Cassablanca pressing in a standard, non-foil cover.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteMan ... CD
20th Century, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
While not as huge a hit as some of his other 70s efforts, this is still a solid LP from White as the 70s were winding down. His signature sweeping soul style is fully in place, and the rich production complements the slower get-your-groove-on ballads nicely. Includes "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness", "September When I First Met You", "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing", "Sha La La Means I Love You" and 3 more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... CD
20th Century/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that was way more than kiddie soul – a heartfelt, heartbreaking quality that was all adult, no matter how youthful the themes – and their vocals are a perfect contrast to the fuller arrangements from producers Clarence Johnson and Johnny Cameron. The set contains the group's classic "Love Jones", still one of the best fragile harmony tracks of the early 70s – plus loads of other great numbers like "I Owe You Love", "I'm A Loser", "Just A Little Bit", and a superb remake of "Summer Ride". CD

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✨✧ Sydney Joe QuallsSo Sexy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
20th Century/Demon (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible blend of southern and modern soul – the second album by soul songwriter Sydney Joe Qualls, recorded in both Chicago and Muscle Shoals, with a stone mellow sound that's outta site! The groove here is extremely well-done – tight, but never too slick – and with a soaring quality that marks the best late 70s soul coming out of Chicago at the time, but which also has some rootsier vocals from Sydney. The album's a classic for the standout groover "I Don't Do This" – but the whole thing's pretty darn great, and tracks include "Bad Risk", "I'll Run To Your Side", "Let the Woman Know", "I Could Be So Good For You", and "Where Have You Been". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ralphie DBeautiful Thing/You're So Good To Me ... 7-inch
20th Century, 1967. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. NOTE – Vinyl has an abrupt warp at one section. Played OK for us but may throw your cartridge off depending on your settings. Otherwise plays with a little surface noise.)

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✨✧ Lena HorneHere's Lena Now! ... LP
20th Century, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nelson Riddle/Adam West & Burt WardBatman – Original Television Soundtrack ... LP
20th Century/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Holy Soundtracks! Of all the knock-off Batman albums from the 60s, this one's the only legit soundtrack to the Batman TV show – and it's way way better than any other piece of vinyl with the Batman logo at the time! The album is every bit as great as you might think – as it's got the full flavor of the campy television classic – with loads of the original music from the show – the themes you remember, as you heard them, and not a bunch of watered-down tracks inspired by the show – plus (and this is the best part!), the record has loads of dialogue from the TV show in between the tracks – cool exclamations from Adam West, Burt Ward, and others – which makes listening to the record as fun as watching the show! Titles include "Batman Pows The Penguin", "Batman Riddles The Riddler", "Gotham City", "Batman Thaws Mr Freeze", and "To The Batmobile!" LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jerry GoldsmithGoldsmith At 20th Vol 1 – Von Ryan's Express/The Blue Max ... CD
La La Land, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A double-header of soundtracks from composer Jerry Goldsmith – both from his 60s years at 20th Century Fox! Von Ryan's Express is a lot more driving and dramatic than some of the composer's other scores – Goldsmith serving up a rich score to a wartime action thriller with Sinatra in the lead – but also bringing in some moodier elements of the type he used in some of his more cerebral scores of the 60s. The mix is nice – not straight military action, but nicely deep – and the CD features 43 tracks, including the film score, soundtrack album, and additional material too. The Blue Max is one of the most famous Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks ever – even if the film itself wasn't much of a hit! Goldsmith really rose to the top ranks of film composers with his work for Blue Max – able to orchestrate both full action and quiet moments with effortless ease – often through these compressed passages that really move beyond the usual Hollywood scoring standard of the time! Things are never too flowery, yet still remain quite full at times – and Goldsmith really demonstrates his great skill with creating special odd sounds out of more familiar instruments. CD features 31 tracks in all – including the full film score, and additional music too! CD

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✨✧ St GermainTourist – 20th Anniversary Travel Versions ... CD
Parlophone, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A 20th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking album Tourist from St Germain – that creative combination of jazz and dancefloor rhythms that made for one of the biggest hits on Blue Note at the start of the century! This set's not an expanded version of that set, though – as the sound is really updated and taken into new directions with a whole host of guests – making for a record that's maybe more of a tribute to the original than any sort of typical anniversary package! St Germain works with a whole host of global contributors – and titles include versions of "Rose Rouge" by Atjazz, Terry Laird, Ron Trent, Nightmares on wax, and Jovonn – plus "Sure Thing" taken by Osunlade, Black Motion, DJ Deep, and Jullian Gomes – as well as "So Flute (2020 version)" by St Germain, and "What You Think About (rejammed remix)" by Traumer. CD
Also available Tourist – 20th Anniversary Travel Versions ... LP 30.99

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St GermainTourist – 20th Anniversary Travel Versions ... LP
Parlophone, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 31.99
A 20th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking album Tourist from St Germain – that creative combination of jazz and dancefloor rhythms that made for one of the biggest hits on Blue Note at the start of the century! This set's not an expanded version of that set, though – as the sound is really updated and taken into new directions with a whole host of guests – making for a record that's maybe more of a tribute to the original than any sort of typical anniversary package! St Germain works with a whole host of global contributors – and titles include versions of "Rose Rouge" by Atjazz, Terry Laird, Ron Trent, Nightmares on wax, and Jovonn – plus "Sure Thing" taken by Osunlade, Black Motion, DJ Deep, and Jullian Gomes – as well as "So Flute (2020 version)" by St Germain, and "What You Think About (rejammed remix)" by Traumer. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDr Demento – First Century Dementia – The Oldest Novelty Records of All Time (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Liberation Hall, 1900s/1910s/1920s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
For decades, Dr Demento has given us wild and weird records from the underground of the vinyl LP and 45rpm single – but this set goes back ever further, and brings together really unusual singles from the first thirty years of the 20th Century – tracks all pulled from 78rpm shellac, and showing that even at the start, people were dedicated to making some pretty unusual little sounds on record! The tunes are a mixture of vocal numbers in many styles, but also include some pieces that use sound effects, almost like a short audio cartoon – all pretty darn short, but all pretty darn goofy too. Titles include "Oh You Candy Kid" by Ada Jones, "Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile" by Cal Stewart, "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along" by Billy Murray, "Mister Gallagher & Mister Shean" by Ed Gallagher & Al Shean, "You Must Come Over" by Savoy & Brennan, "Stop Your Tickling Jack" by Harry Lauder, "I'm Wise" by Clance Vance, "Reuben Haskin's Ride On A Cyclone Auto" by Len & Harry Spencer, "Tale Of The Cheese" by Murray K Hill, and the famous "Okeh Laughing Record" – a record that just features people laughing! LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousDr Demento – First Century Dementia – The Oldest Novelty Records of All Time ... CD
Liberation Hall, 1900s/1910s/1920s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
For decades, Dr Demento has given us wild and weird records from the underground of the vinyl LP and 45rpm single – but this set goes back ever further, and brings together really unusual singles from the first thirty years of the 20th Century – tracks all pulled from 78rpm shellac, and showing that even at the start, people were dedicated to making some pretty unusual little sounds on record! The tunes are a mixture of vocal numbers in many styles, but also include some pieces that use sound effects, almost like a short audio cartoon – all pretty darn short, but all pretty darn goofy too. Titles include "Oh You Candy Kid" by Ada Jones, "Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile" by Cal Stewart, "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along" by Billy Murray, "Mister Gallagher & Mister Shean" by Ed Gallagher & Al Shean, "You Must Come Over" by Savoy & Brennan, "Stop Your Tickling Jack" by Harry Lauder, "I'm Wise" by Clance Vance, "Reuben Haskin's Ride On A Cyclone Auto" by Len & Harry Spencer, "Tale Of The Cheese" by Murray K Hill, and the famous "Okeh Laughing Record" – a record that just features people laughing! CD

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AhleuchatistasArrebato ... CD
International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
Mighty nice work from a really inventive duo – the team of Ryan Oslance on drums and Shane Parish on guitar – both musicians who work with a criss-crossing sound that's part jazz, flavored maybe partly by rock – in a blend that really continues the legacy of some important Chicago sounds of the final years of the 20th Century! There's a wide array of textures from the guitar – sometimes more pronounced leads, sometimes subtle sonic energy, and sometimes rhythmic blasts that really echo the work on drums – which also has a way of stepping between conventional and more unusual modes, as both musicians progress in styles that often have a relatively rhythmic core. Titles include "Power With", "Erosion", "Sundowning", "Rincon Pio Sound", "La Faena", and "Shelter In Place" – a tune that maybe resonates more differently now than when it was recorded! CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1971. Used ... $34.99
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – traveling in People In Sorrow territory that shows a remarkable sense of sound and space. All members of the group pick up some percussion to build the track as it goes along – then follow suit with a more reed-based approach on the other extended tune on the album, "Lebert Aaly" – the group's brilliant tribute to the late Albert Ayler! The sound is incredibly deep and textured – and draws a clear line between creative improvisation and technical composition that puts the group alongside Cage and Hindemuth! CD
(Out of print.)

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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Jacques BrelJacques Brel (Les Bourgeois) ... CD
Barclay (France), 1962. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
Jacques Brel at his best – delivered with the biting tone that made Brel one of the most brilliant social commentators of the 20th Century, yet with a warmth that offset his critical vision with a real love of life! Arrangements and orchestrations are by the mighty Francois Rauber – a bit fuller and richer than on other Brel albums – in a manner that seeks to deepen the feeling of the tunes without overwhelming them in emotion. Beautiful work throughout – and with titles that include "Madeline", "La Statue", "Les Paumes Du Petit Matin", "Bruxelles", "Les Bourgeois", "Les Biches", and "Chanson Sans Paroles". Beautiful! CD

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✨✧ Jayna BrownBlack Utopias – Speculative Life & The Music Of Other Worlds ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 25.95
A beautiful look at imagined communities in many forms – tracing a legacy through black intellectual life of the 19th century to creative production of the 20th and beyond – with a special focus on the creations of Sojourner Truth, Sun Ra, Octavia Butler, Alice Coltrane, Rebecca Cox Jackson, and Samuel R Delaney – mixing fiction, music, and other work to examine the role of utopia in black intellectual history. Jayna Brown's approach is part history and part literary criticism – but also fully absorbs its influences with an understanding that goes far past gloss and style, to really get at the importance of imagination within a larger political and social context. 212 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 1 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this first album include Matana Roberts and Capt Kirk Douglas – and titles include "Mazzafrique", "If There's A Hell Below", "Sandpiper", "Kirk Bit My Hand", "Crazy In The Dark", "The Crepescularium", "Wretched Of The Earth Page 88", and "4.29.92". CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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John CageEmpty Words – Parte III ... CD
Cramps/Ampersand, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 17.99
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours – as the great performer also reminds us of his poetic and performance skills, making all these strange and unusual vocalizations into the microphone on the state! The feel is very different than his piano work – and the audience seems to get really agitated at parts – as Cage delivers these truly "empty words", which are more like clipped bits of familiar elements, or sometimes more like abstract vocal expressions. The overall feeling is similar to some of the classic Dadaist vocal compositions from the early 20th century – as Cage's nonsense text unlocks new lyricism in familiar verbal passages! CD

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Claire ChaseDensity 2036 (4CD set) ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy 4CD ... $26.99 30.00
Mindblowing work on solo flute – done by a performer who's always captivated us in a live setting, but who really seems to knock things out of the park on this massively extended set! The title of the package is from a work by Edgard Varese for solo flute, first composed in 1936 – and an amazing showcase for the sense of subtle tones and textures that Varese brought to his music in the early part of the 20th Century. Chase takes off from that piece, and offers up compositions by sixteen composers, each of them a masterpiece – handled by Claire with a very organic approach to the sound, as things build up beautifully, in a very resonant way – on a variety of flutes that are occasionally augmented by a small bit of electronics. The spirit of the package is unique – and by the end of the whole thing, we actually find ourselves wishing that there were more than 4CDs – as Chase leaves us rapt throughout, moving through works composed by George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Jason Eckardt, Felipe Lara, Vijay Iyer, Tysawn Sorey, Marcos Balter, and others – plus a rendition of the original Varese work that inspired the whole project. CD

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DVDCenter Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri (blu-ray) ... DVD
Lucky Kind, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A great look at a surprisingly strong source of music – the scene in Springfield, Missouri – a tiny stop along route 66 that's had more influence over the decades than you might expect! Writer Dave Hoekstra takes us to Springfield and tells the tale of the city's overlooked influence on rock, country, folk, gospel, and roots music in the 20th Century – providing lots of supporting interview footage along the way, with the likes of Merle Haggard, Dan Penn, Brenda Lee, Dave Alvin, Jonathan Richman, and Robbie Fulks – all of whom sing the praises of Springfield's impact on themselves, and music in general. The film runs for over 90 minutes – and this DVD edition comes with a full five bonus chapters! DVD
Also available Center Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri (DVD) ... DVD 12.99

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DVDCenter Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri (DVD) ... DVD
Lucky Kind, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A great look at a surprisingly strong source of music – the scene in Springfield, Missouri – a tiny stop along route 66 that's had more influence over the decades than you might expect! Writer Dave Hoekstra takes us to Springfield and tells the tale of the city's overlooked influence on rock, country, folk, gospel, and roots music in the 20th Century – providing lots of supporting interview footage along the way, with the likes of Merle Haggard, Dan Penn, Brenda Lee, Dave Alvin, Jonathan Richman, and Robbie Fulks – all of whom sing the praises of Springfield's impact on themselves, and music in general. The film runs for over 90 minutes – and this DVD edition comes with a full five bonus chapters! DVD
Also available Center Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri (blu-ray) ... DVD 15.99

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Ella FitzgeraldJukebox Ella – The Complete Verve Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A much-needed look at a near-lost side of Ella's work for Verve – the singles she recorded for the label in the 50s and 60s, work that's very different than her more famous LPs! Historically, Ella's probably best remembered for her Songbook albums at Verve – serious efforts that focused on the work of 20th Century songwriters like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. But during the same years she was working on those projects, she also cut a tremendous amount of singles for the label – many of them in styles not heard on LPs. The set's got some really wonderful numbers that really open up our understanding of Ella – short jazzy tunes, catchy pop numbers, weepy ballads, bossa nova, novelty tracks, and even a few Holiday tunes – all packaged in a great 2CD set that includes 36 titles in all! Tunes include "Ol Man Mose", "Desafinado", "Stardust Bossa Nova", "All The Live Long Day", "I'm A Poached Egg", "Your Red Wagon", "But Not For Me", "Dreams Are Made For Children", "Stay There", "Hotta Chocolatta", "Too Young For The Blues", "It's Only A Man", and "Lonely Is". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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Catherine FloodBritish Posters – Advertising, Art & Activism ... Book
V&A (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
A fantastic look at the use of images in political activity on the British scene – a great legacy that runs from the early 20th century to the present – presented here a book of stunning full color images! Most of the work here focuses on the strong role that posters, billboards, and other street-based media have played – including bus ads, concert posters, and some other great formats that really show the fantastic British eye for the interplay of ideas and image! The volume was put together in conjunction with a large exhibit of these materials from the V&A Museum archives – and has the heft of an exhibition catalog, but maybe a bit more depth as well. 128 pages, softcover, and filled with great full color images! Book

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Gary GiddinsBing Crosby – Swinging On A Star – The War Years 1940 to 1946 (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 40.00
Gary Giddins' great second chapter in the career of Bing Crosby – handled with all the same detail and deep knowledge of the music as the first volume – and continuing this much-needed look at one of the most important figures in pop music during the 20th Century! Crosby helped forge the way forward for artists in so many genres to come – and the years of World War Two were a crucial part of this process – as Bing exploded with international stardom, representing hope and opportunity at a new musical level, while also acting as a cultural ambassador for the US too. The book is a very hefty 724 pages – as hefty as the first – and is hardcover, with a fair bit of images in sections in the middle. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Stan KentonInnovations In Modern Music Vol 1 (4 x 12 inch, 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ 4lp Gatefold ... $9.99
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include Chico O'Farrill's haunting "Cuban Episode", with vocals and conga by Carlos Vidal – plus the haunting "Conflict", with a June Christy wordless vocal, and the titles "Trajectories", "Incident In Jazz", and "Solitaire". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album has light wear.)

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Stan KentonInnovations Orchestra ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include "Solitaire", "Soliloquy", "June Christy", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", "Cello-logy", "Art Pepper", "Halls Of Brass", "In Veradero", "Blues In Riff", and "Coop's Solo". 2CDs, great notes, and 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KinksKinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ... CD
Castle (UK), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here are wonderful – well-penned little odes to the common man and fading scenes and styles of the UK – presented together as a sublime portrait of a late 60s England that hardly any other group would try to touch – all with wit and wisdom from the great Ray Davies, and loads of tuneful work from the rest of the band. Titles include "Do You Remember Walter?", "Picture Book", "Sitting By The Riverside", "Village Green", "All Of My Friends Were There", and "The Village Green Preservation Society". CD

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Ennio MorriconeL'Istruttoria E'Chiusa Dimentichi (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the darkest, moodiest soundtracks we've ever heard from Ennio Morricone – even in comparison to some of his atonal horror work of the 70s! The vibe here is almost 20th Century avant chamber – a bit like work from Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova, but even more experimental – as odd bits of sound samples are filtered through these dark sonic textures, string parts, and electronics – all with a style that's very musique concrete overall! Tracks are much longer than usual for a soundtrack too – and the record has an experimental greatness that really stands apart from the film. Titles include "Disordini", "Ordini", "Ergastolo", and "Memento". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary edition – individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight orange marbled vinyl!)

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Ennio MorriconeThemes – Psycho (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Dark genius from the legendary Ennio Morricone – one of the most important film composers of the 20th Century, and a master in just about any style! The work here represents a shift that Morricone made into darker modes as the 70s approached – sounds that stepped off from some of the moodier moments of his 60s western scores – especially those times when he might abstract the instrumentation, or use some elements borrowed from his experience in the Italian avant garde. These tracks are still tuneful, but also have a moody complexity that's breathtaking – and which would rewrite the rules for Hollywood soundtracks, as well as the Italian scene, for decades to come. The 2LP set features tracks from the films Il Segreto, Copkiller, Le Foto Proibite, Il Trio Infernale, I Sopravvissuti, La Corta Notte Delle Bambole, Citta Violent, Dimensioni Sonore, and Il Serpente – all wrapped up in a beautiful package! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrysmSecond Rhythm ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1998. Used ... $2.99
A straight jazz piano trio, but a really great one – a group whose work sparkles with a sense of dynamic energy that belies their origins on the French jazz scene – home to some wonderfully freewheeling piano combos at the end of the 20th century! The work's got a balance of sensitivity and soaring solo work that's really nice – not as groove-oriented as some of the other Blue Note France productions from the same period, but still plenty proof that the label's ears were often best tuned to new talent on the other side of the Atlantic. Titles include "Extension", "False Roots", "Hope", "Secret World", "Tao Of Chloe", "The Way", "Stone Cutter", and "Upside Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alistair Robinson/Lucinda Lambton/Peter DoigDavid Harrison (hardcover) ... Book
Philip Wilson Publishers (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $3.99 53.00
A really special selection of work from British artist David Harrison – a large volume that focuses mostly on his paintings of the early 21st Century – a time in his career when Harrison was creating these amazing paintings that were both representational and fantastic at the same time! The images are incredible – figures in landscapes, often in action, but usually with some sort of dream-like quality – but painted in a way that at once feels as if the work has been aged, which is very different than the modes of the surrealists in the 20th Century. And although the images are surreal, they're also maybe more evocative of older folklore than dreams – or maybe a secret world that can only be discovered when in the right mindset. The book is hardcover, 191 pages, and filled with full color reproductions throughout. Book

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Caetano VelosoSem Lenco Sem Documento – O Melhor De Caetano Veloso ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice overstuffed "best of" compilation that features work by Veloso that spans from his early Tropicalia years to the stuff he did as a pseudo-new wave artist in the early 80s. 7 cuts alone are from the pivotal year of 1968 – including "Shy Moon", "Lua De Sao Jorge", "Superbacana", and "Soy Loco Por Ti America" – and others are from the mid and late 70s, like "Beleza Pura", "Trilhos Urbanos", "Odara", "O Leaozinho", and "Qualquer Coisa". Not all of this material is available on the other CDs we carry, and the set itself is a great way to begin to get into the work of Veloso, who we feel is one of the greatest musical artists of the late 20th century! CD

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VariousCuba Jazz – Jam Sessions & Descargas 1956 to 1961 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.98
A fantastic look at one of the biggest contributions that Cuba ever made to music in the 20th Century – the rise of the jam session and descarga scene in Havana right before the revolution – a moment that saw an already-great style get even better in the hands of a few key musicians! Afro-Cuban sounds were nothing new to that city, but as the 50s moved on, the players on the scene adopted lots of influences from American jazz – and were really opening up in ways that were as open and expressive as they were fiercely collaborative – moving past the idea of a tighter ensemble with a star leader, and instead bringing together smaller groups with soloists that really got lots of space to do their thing – as did the percussionists, who really drive the music here! Most of the tracks feature some sort of vocals, but also have plenty of standout solos too - and the set features a huge amount of tracks by Cachao in his prime, plus lots more by Julio Gutierrez, Walfredo De Los Reyes, Rolando Aquila, Fajaro, Nino Rivera, and Chico O'Farrill – served up here with a total of 55 tracks on 3CDs. CD

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VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 22.99
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD

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VariousI'd Love To Turn You On – Classical & Avant Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The title's a reference to a Beatles' song – and the set brings together a range of classical and other styles of music that had a huge influence on the 60s pop scene – a number of sources that you'll definitely recognize in later work by the Fab Four, plus lots more important work as well! About eighty percent of the set is classical, in a mix of both avant/20th Century, and some warmer more sentimental modes – and the package also includes a few choice cuts from the world of jazz, European pop, and even global music – so that the 3CD set features this amazing mix of sounds from artists who include Charlie Parker, Jacques Brel, Bernard Herrmann, Yusef Lateef, Bruno Martino, Lucio Alves, Sun Ra, Ravi Shankar, and composers who include Berio, Bach, Xenakis, Stravinsky, Holst, Handel, Williams, Stockhausen, Ravel, and John Cage. 51 tracks in all – and notes that help guide you through this amazing musical journey. CD

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VariousSpace Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Sun Ra was one of the first 20th Century artists to soar off in space, and George Clinton followed his lead with the Mothership in the 70s – and after that time, there was a surprisingly huge legacy of funk and soul artists who also headed for the cosmos – as you'll discover in this very unique set! The package is one of the deepest-digging soul collections we've ever heard from Soul Jazz – as most of the material here is pretty darn obscure – tracks that are from farther in the hinterlands of American soul at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – and which are heavy on the sort of electrified touches it must have taken to send a funky spaceship out into the stratosphere! Many of these cuts have a sweet electro soul groove, which includes some nice keyboards and even a bit of vocoder work too – while others have a more old school funk approach, but still plenty of cosmic vibes in the mix. Titles include "Supersonic Space Lady" by Ernest Flippin II, "Make It Good To Me Baby" by Copperfield, "Break Out" by Rodney Stepp, "Computer Funk" by Ose, "Fly Guy & The Unemployed" by Ramsey 2C/3D, "Fee Fi Fo Fum" by Leo, "Bionic Funk" by Santiago, "Space Invaders" by Solaris, "Computer Power" by Jamie Jupitor, "Plastic" by Juju & The Space Rangers, and "Computer Games" by Frank Cornelius. CD features the bonus track "Electro-?" by Robotron 4. CD

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VariousSprigs Of Time – 78s From The EMI Archive ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A collection of tracks that amount to some of incredibly deep audio archaeology – a wonderful, consciousness wakening collection of globe spanning 78s from the first half of the 20th Century – all from the darkest corners of the EMI Vaults! Honest Jons does an impressive job of collecting recordings that are first and foremost exciting pieces of music – and they reportedly spent a couple of years going through thousands and thousands of 78s and to put this thing together. It was worth the effort! The album includes recordings from China in the 10s, Bali and London in the 20s, Constantinople, Kenya and Spain in the 30s, Uganda & Trinidad in the 50s, and much more from each decade in many parts of the world. Cuban rumbas, Middle Eastern & African string tunes, more pop oriented British tunes, vocal and pop with a global focus. Wonderful stuff! Titles include "The English Sound Table" by GU Hsu, "Lagu Kebiar" by Gamelan Gong, "Rumba Negra" by Sacasas, "Laughing" by Vemngopal Chari, "Different Kind Of Motor Car Noises" by Vengopal Chari, "The Queen's Canary" by Mighty Sparrow and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWhy The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99 16.98
It's hard to imagine Greece in the 20th century being described as primeval, but there's definitely a timeless vibe to the music on this collection – all pulled from vintage 78rpm discs that are filled with earthy percussion, exotic reed lines, and some especially nice stringed instrumentation! Most numbers seem to be instrumental, and although the date range in the title is large, the bulk of the recordings here are from the late 20s and early 30s – prime material for the expansion of the 78 market into more regional territories – of the sort that have been documented on similar collections by the Honest Jons or Dust To Digital labels. This collection is an initial foray by the Third Man group, in collaboration with collector Christopher King – who provided all the discs used in the collection – and despite the age and the format, there's a strong sense of clarity throughout – possibly because most of the material was recorded in studios rather than in the field. The set comes with a nice set of notes, a cover illustration by Robert Crumb, and 28 tracks that include "Sousta Rethymniotiki" by G Canteris and G Gombakis, "Ousak Tsiftelli" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Selfos" by Demetrios Jalkias", "Golfo" (Anonymous), "Syrtos Politikos" by Kyr Keravnos, "Kritiki Sousta" by A Karavitas & G Marianos, "Tzarama" by Nikos Karakostas and M Lakkergis, "Platanos" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko" by Elias Karathimos, and "Kotta Mou" by Antonios Sakelarou. CD
Also available Why The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ VariousWhy The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
It's hard to imagine Greece in the 20th century being described as primeval, but there's definitely a timeless vibe to the music on this collection – all pulled from vintage 78rpm discs that are filled with earthy percussion, exotic reed lines, and some especially nice stringed instrumentation! Most numbers seem to be instrumental, and although the date range in the title is large, the bulk of the recordings here are from the late 20s and early 30s – prime material for the expansion of the 78 market into more regional territories – of the sort that have been documented on similar collections by the Honest Jons or Dust To Digital labels. This collection is an initial foray by the Third Man group, in collaboration with collector Christopher King – who provided all the discs used in the collection – and despite the age and the format, there's a strong sense of clarity throughout – possibly because most of the material was recorded in studios rather than in the field. The set comes with a nice set of notes, a cover illustration by Robert Crumb, and 28 tracks that include "Sousta Rethymniotiki" by G Canteris and G Gombakis, "Ousak Tsiftelli" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Selfos" by Demetrios Jalkias", "Golfo" (Anonymous), "Syrtos Politikos" by Kyr Keravnos, "Kritiki Sousta" by A Karavitas & G Marianos, "Tzarama" by Nikos Karakostas and M Lakkergis, "Platanos" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko" by Elias Karathimos, and "Kotta Mou" by Antonios Sakelarou. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Why The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are completely sublime too – magical music from the Menahan Street Band, who sound here like some lost combo from 60s Memphis, but without any of the hoke that reference might imply – instead that really unique approach that you'd only find on one of your few favorite vintage soul albums – maybe Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, or Jesse James on his 60s album for 20th Century! Yet the sound here isn't just vintage for vintage sake, either – as there's an intensity that's very present, contemporary, and urgent – a sound that doesn't die – and which just gets better and better with each new listen. Tremendous stuff – even from the Daptone universe we've been loving for years and years – with titles that include "Strictly Reserved For You", "You Put The Flame On It", "Dusty Blue", "Love Bug Blues", "Hurricane", "Through The Storm", "Confusion", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Harpers BizarreCome To The Sunshine – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (Feelin Groovy/Anything Goes/Secret Life/Harpers Bizarre 4/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set – all four of the legendary Warner Brothers albums by harmony giants Harpers Bizarre – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Feelin Groovy – the fab first LP by Harpers Bizarre! The group were one of the strangest pop ensembles operating in the seminal LA scene of the mid 60s – ostensibly a sweet harmony vocal group, but with a strangely childish approach that also had an ear open for the mind-blowing production styles of the Brian Wilson era. Van Dyke Parks was a big supporter of the group – and they perform a sublime version of his tune "Come To The Sunshine" as the leadoff track on the album – and even though Van Dyke didn't handle the arrangements of the record, the style of the music is very similar to his own, with guitar, bass, and drums coming into play with strings, woodwinds, and baroque orchestral touches. The record is as dark as it is sublime – one of those pop gems that hit big, but which has a brooding depth bubbling underneath the sugary coating – ala Pet Sounds. Tracks include "Happy Talk", "The Debutantes Ball", "I Can Hear The Darkness", "Raspberry Rug", and their huge hit version of "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)". Next is Anything Goes – the group's second album – and while it has a lot of similarities with the first, it's also a lot deeper of an expression of their strange blend of harmony vocals, sweet 60s pop, and the nostalgia for the early 20th century that was running through the Burbank Warner scene that included a young Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Lenny Waronker, and other LA underground of the mid 60s. The whole record fits together beautifully – beginning with an old-timey radio kind of announcer, then sliding into sublimely crafted harmony tunes that include originals from the LA luminaries and the group, plus a few other surprising covers. Titles include the hit version of "Anything Goes", plus "The Biggest Night Of Her Life", "Milord", "Virginia City", "High Coin", "Jessie", "This Is Only The Beginning", and "You Need A Change". The Secret Life Of Harpers Bizarre is the third album by Harpers Bizarre – and one that shows them growing in leaps and bounds with each new release! The record is a sublime fusion of sweet pop California 60s harmonies (ala The Sandpipers or The Lettermen), baroque arrangements with a fake dreamy nostalgia (ala Van Dyke Parks or Randy Newman), and drug-addled underground takes on the eazy sound of the generation (ala Brian Wilson or Love). This album is one of their most perfectly-realized visions, and it features a great blend of older songs, all hipped-up to modern LA arrangements by the likes of Nick De Caro, Perry Botkin, and others. The record has an approach that's simply mindblowing when you consider the amount of funds and effort that must have been put into a record that would only be truly appreciated 40 years later – and it's filled with great titles that include "Me, Japanese Boy", "Look To The Rainbow", "Funny How Love Can Be", "Mad", "Green Apple Tree", and "Las Mananitas". Last up is the group's fourth album, unfortunately, the last Warner album by Harpers Bizarre – one of the few testaments of genius left to us by this incredible group! The record shows the group moving past the sweet pop and dreamy nostalgia of earlier albums – tentatively stepping into the haze of the late 60s LA scene with a blend of songs that share a lot musically with earlier work, but which also seem to have a more adult approach to some of their themes. Arrangements are by the group mostly – with help from pop geniuses like Jack Nitzsche, Nick De Caro, Lenny Waronker, Harry Nilsson, and Perry Botkin Jr. The harmonies are sublime – and the group effortlessly blends original tunes like "Soft Soundin Music", "All Through The Night", "When The Band Begins To Play", and "There's No Time Like Today, along with bizarre covers like "Hard To Handle", "Something Better", "I Love You Alice B Toklas", and Jim Pepper's "Witchi Tai To", which is worth the price of the record alone! Bonus tracks include "Both Sides Now", "Small Talk", "Poly High", "If We Ever Needed The Lord Before", "Malibu U", "Cotton Candy Sandman", "Lost My Love Today", and "Bye Bye Bye". CD

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✨✧ KinksKinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here are wonderful – well-penned little odes to the common man and fading scenes and styles of the UK – presented together as a sublime portrait of a late 60s England that hardly any other group would try to touch – all with wit and wisdom from the great Ray Davies, and loads of tuneful work from the rest of the band. Titles include "Do You Remember Walter?", "Picture Book", "Sitting By The Riverside", "Village Green", "All Of My Friends Were There", and "The Village Green Preservation Society". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary 180 gram remaster on Sanctuary, includes the insert. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Sun RaThis Planet Is Doomed – The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra – complete and unabidged – in a great, kinda old school hip pocket paperback-styled tome from Kicks Books! As revered as Sun Ra is, was, and will forever be as one of the great avant garde bandleaders and all around musical innovators of the 20th Century, his work as an Afro-futurist poet is overlooked. This book aims to change that, but not in a precious way at all. It's sort of presented as a fun little pulp paperback. Includes a nice forward by Amiri Baraka and an intro by science fiction historian Bhob Stewart, who does a terrific job of detailing Ra's 60s poetry and his quite genuine relevence in that realm! Paperback, 124 pages. Book

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Max's most experimental albums from the 50s – a set of serious compositional works performed in conjunction with the Boston Percussion Ensemble. The feel is very much in the mode of 20th century classical work, such as the recordings in the 60s by the Percussions Of Strasbourg – with a wide variety of percussion instruments used on the set, and Roach's drums at the center. Titles include "The Music Inn Suite", "Evolution", and "Variations On A Familiar Theme" – all written by Harold Farberman, who directs the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans On A Monday Evening (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic never-heard performance from one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century – a live date recorded in Madison, WI – and exactly the kind of record that reminds us why Bill Evans in a live setting is maybe even more revelatory than Bill Evans in the studio! It's impossible to describe what makes this record wonderful, but the whole thing just grabs us right from the very first note – with that balance of strength and subtlety that makes Evans in the 70s so amazing – balanced out by equally mesmerizing work from Eddie Gomez on bass! The Gomez/Evans interplay is captured fantastically here – and given just the right sort of subtle support from Eliot Zigmund on drums – and despite the fact that the material has never been issued before, the whole thing's completely top-level work, and on a par with anything in Bill's catalog of the 70s. Titles include "Up With The Lark", "Sugar Plum", "Minha", "All Of You", "Some Other Time", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "TTT". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ John FaheyOf Rivers & Religion/After The Ball ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of wonderful albums from the great John Fahey – back to back on a single CD! First up is Rivers & Religion – a really unique album by John Fahey – issued during a short stretch of initial mainstream approval, and a brief time of recording for Warner Brothers! Some of the album's quite different than the spare, solo Fahey you might know – and mixes his legendary guitar work with more elaborate elements than usual – additional instrumentation that includes bass, banjo, clarinet, piano, trombone, and fiddle – but all used at a level that really supports John's presence, not occludes it. Other tracks return to spare acoustic steel string guitar – creating an evocative balance that's mighty nice. Titles include "Funeral Song For Mississippi John Hurt", "Texas & Pacific Blues", "Dixie Pig Bar B Q Blues", "Lord Have Mercy Song", and "Deep River". After The Ball is a set with a disco ball on the cover, but a record that fits right in with the best early 20th century aesthetic in the work of John Fahey – particularly his way of reiimagining older musical traditions! There's a bit of added instrumentation on the record – two tracks that have some slight trad jazz flourishes – but overall, the album's mostly a solo effort with loads of wonderful guitar work from John – still as creative and as complicated as in his best recordings for Takoma! Other added instrumentation sometimes expands the sound with mandolin or banjo, but again in very sensitive ways – and titles include "Bucktown Stomp", "Om Shanthi Norris", "Beverly", and "Horses". CD

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✨✧ FugeesBootleg Versions (with download) ... LP
Ruffhouse/Sony, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Mid 90s classic Fugees tracks get the remix treatment on Bootleg Versions – with worthy alternate mixes of some of the highpoints from their back-to-back milestones The Score and Blunted On Reality – seriously among the greatest successive album efforts in late 20th century popular music, and this is truly a worthwhile companion piece – plus a live version of "Killing Me Softly". 8 tracks in all: "Ready Or Not (Clark Kent/Django rmx)", "Nappy Heads (Mad Spider mix)", "Don't Cry, Dry Your Eyes", "Vocab (Salaam's remix)", "Killing Me Softly With His Song (Live @ Brixton Academy.)", "Ready Or Not (Salaam's Ready For the Show mix)", "No Woman, No Cry (rmx w/Steve Marley)", "Vocab (Refugees Hip Hop rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Geoff & Maria MuldaurPottery Pie ... CD
Warner/Hannibal, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
The duo of Geoff and Maria Muldaur – caught here at a perfect point in their career – and sounding especially nice with some great production from the legendary Joe Boyd! The album's got a more contemporary vibe than the early jug band material from Geoff – but it's also not in the smoother territory of Maria's later solo sides – and instead has this great blend of early 20th century musical elements with a hipper late 60s aesthetic – put together in ways that are never forced or hokey at all! In fact, the set may well be one of the best mergers of these modes from the Warner scene at the time – and the music is given a slight country current from the lead guitar of Amos Garrett, and pedal steel of Bill Keith. Titles include "Prairie Lullabye", "Trials Troubles Tribulations", "New Orleans Hopscop Blues", "Catch It", "Death Letter Blues", and "Brazil". CD
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✨✧ Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more fleshed out and newly spun continuation of material published more than a decade ago as Hipsters And Hoodlums, in Vanity Fair magazine (boy, mainstream magazine content sure has changed a bunch since 2000) – chronicling the sleaze and criminality at the core of the 50s & 60s music biz. It's great! His best stuff has often read with the sweaty, intoxicating allure of seedy pulp storytelling, so it's an utmost pleasure to see his work put out by Kicks Books - which literally puts Tosches' work in just that kind of old school hip pocket paperback! He joins Andre Williams (whose "Jailbait" single is mentioned early in this book as the badass antidote to mid 50s candy-coated rock & roll that it most certainly was) and Sun Ra at Kicks. A couple of Tosches' more recent books have been a tough slog – more about his own near obsessive search for impossibly hidden subjects than anything else – but this slim 120 page tome is the opposite – it has us slobbering for more. Book

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✨✧ Jonny TrunkWrappers Delight ... Book
Fuel (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jonny Trunk's a man who's given us plenty of great music over the years – his fantastic productions on the Trunk Records label – but this time around, he's presenting us with something sweeter – hundreds of rare candy wrappers from the 20th Century, mixed with some soda cans and a few other sweet things too! There's over 500 images in the book, all full color – and the presentation is great – almost like an art book, as the wrappers aren't worn or dirty, but nearly pristine – and matched with notes and a bit of history. The book is overflowing with really cool images, including some unusual cards and inserts – and the focus here is probably most strong on the 60s and 70s, which is what we might expect from Jonny Trunk. Jarvis Cocker did the introduction, and the book is 237 pages, softcover, and full color throughout. Book
 
 
 



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