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✨✧ VariousDoors Of Perception – Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul, & Acid Jazz From New York City 1970 to 74 ... CD
Sanctuary, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent dip into the wild catalog of Perception Records! The label was home to some of the most compelling soul and funk of the early 70s – and it operated in a boundary-less territory that mixed up fuzzy guitars with heavy beats with soaring sax and sweet harmony vocals. Some of the artists who recorded for the label are best known for their work there – like Black Ivory or Wanda Robinson – and others made rare sessions for Perception – like Dizzy Gillespie and Shirley Horn – that really stand out from the rest of their work! This 20 track set offers a perfect sampling of the work on the label – and it includes a wild variety of tracks like "Alive" by Larry Young, "Get Some Of This" by Madhouse, "I Can't Get No Higher" by The 8 Minutes, "Consequences Of A Drug Addict Role" by Shirley Horn, "Too Sad To Tell" by Debbie Taylor, "Life Love & Peace" by The Exciters, "Alligator" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Rock Steady" by Julius Brockington, "Naturally Good" by Bartel, "Stop Me" by Benny Johnson, and the main theme to "Brother On The Run" by Johnny Pate & Adam Wade! CD
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VariousAcid Jazz – Totally Rewired 10 ... CD
Acid Jazz/Hollywood, Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
Music from the Brand New Heavies, Snowboy, Ohm, the Whole Thing, the Apostles, Mother Earth, Soul Station, the Ulf Sandberg Quartet, Gregory Isaacs & Cloud Nine. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Instinct, 1993. Used ... $5.99
One of the earlier US compilations of Acid Jazz work – featuring a number of overseas tunes, plus a few local ringers. Titles include "My Baby" by CFM Band, "Tribute To Mr Cool" by Exodus Quartet, "Skit Skat" by Jazz Not Jazz, "Loaded" by Night Trains, and "The Band Played The Boogie" by NW1 and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTotally Wired & Illicit Grooves – Acid Jazz – The Birth Of A Scene 1987 to 1990 ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-managed here in the US, the earliest days of the movement were really a tremendous time in London – a period when folks returned to the core elements that made funk, jazz, and soul great – and shook off all of the too-electric and too-stiff modes that had crept in during the 80s! Most of the work here is in a really spare, stripped-down funky mode – a cross between soul jazz of the 60s and blacksploitation funk of the 70s, with possibly a few more contemporary elements thrown into the mix. And in these years way before the current deep funk revival, what's even more important is the way these songs were produced – with a warmth that other groups hadn't had in years, and a real love of the way these tracks might have sounded in older studios a few decades before. The package contains a number of key rare singles from the Acid Jazz label, other album tracks, and even a few classics that had a big influence on the London scene. Titles include the rare pre-Acid Jazz single "Got To Give" by The Brand New Heavies, the sublime "Rejoice In Righteousness" by Bukky Leo Quintet, and the tracks "Cut & Run" by Lay Zee Muthas, "Like A Gun" by King Truman, "The Killer" by Night Trains, "People Get Ready" by The Brand New Heavies, "Haw Right Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Earthly Powers" by Man Called Adam, "Mr PC" by Snowboy, "Spinning Wheel" by New Jersey Kings, "Let The Good Times Roll" by The Quiet Boys, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. Loads of great notes too – a really detailed look at the London scene at the end of the 80s! CD

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Acid Jazz – Cool Struttin Vol 1 ... CD
Instinct, 1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from D-Swing, 5 AM, Rhythm Corporation, Boom Tang Boys, Miriam Bondy, Supreme Chord Jesters, Sharifa, Forte & McKenzie, Step Three, Quiet Achievers, Moves In Motion & Jean-Dominique Nikishi. CD
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✨✧ VariousAcid Jazz – The Essential Album ... CD
Union Square (UK), 1990s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 30 tracks from the Young Disciples, US3, Fertile Ground, Omar & Angie Stone, Sunship, Diagable Planets, Nuyorican Soul, Brand New Heavies, Dj Spinna, D'Influence, James Taylor Quartet, Will.I.Am, Arrested Development, Vibraphonic, and Incognito. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousAcid Jazz Meets Free Soul 1 ... CD
Acid Jazz/Pony Canyon (Japan), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very cool compilation of classic tracks from the Acid Jazz label – with a focus on the label's "free soul" sounding material, all in a very soulful groove! There's some nice choice bits on here we haven't seen since they came out on singles in the early 90s, plus there's a few other favorite album tracks that work extremely well in the mix of tracks. Titles include "Make Me Say It Again Girl" by The Quiet Boys & Camille Hinds, "Supter Strut" by The Apostles, "Girl Overboard" by Snowboy, "Keep It Coming" by K Collective, "Love Will Keep Us Together (Ian Green radio mix)" by James Taylor Quartet, "Rising To The Top" by Blacknuss All Stars, "Ain't No Use" by Pure Wildness, "Lucky Fellow" by Snowboy, "Sweet Feeling" by Esperanto, and more! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousAcid Jazz Meets Free Soul 2 ... CD
Acid Jazz/Pony Canyon (Japan), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very cool compilation of classic tracks from the Acid Jazz label – with a focus on the label's "free soul" sounding material, all in a very soulful groove! There's some nice choice bits on here we haven't seen since they came out on singles in the early 90s, plus there's a few other favorite album tracks that work extremely well in the mix of tracks. Titles include "Love In The Making" by Rose Windross, "Clever Girl" by Samuel Purdey, "Keep The Dream Alive" by JTQ, "Indian Rope Man" by Phaze, "Call To Freedom" by Akimbo, "Something In My Eye" by Corduroy, "Good For Us" by Matt Deighton, "We're A Winner" by Mother Earth, "All Wrapped Up" by New Jersey Kings, and "Ride In The Skies" by The Brand New Heavies. 18 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
 
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✨✧ VariousCan You Jack? – Chicago Acid & Experimental House 1985 to 1995 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An essential look at the key years of the Chicago house scene – the time when the city's musicians were carving out a whole new space in sound! Although early house first began as an extension of some of the later modes of disco and 80s club, influences from European post-punk and post-disco work soon crept into the mix, and pushed the Chicago artists to work in a darker, edgier sound that was completely unique! The work from this period is filled with stark, spare electronics – not the cheesy kind that showed up often in New York electro records, but intense analogue bits that had a really dark, dystopic space age sort of quality – laid out over harsh beats and bass, and often presented with no additional vocals at all. For the collection, Soul Jazz do a great job of picking out the best of the early acid house scene in Chicago (the key recordings before the term got picked up overseas, and used to make some very dodgy dance music at the end of the 80s) – and then they go on to pull together some of the best strands of the house revival in Chicago in the early 90s, including key work from the Cajual label. 2 CD set features 17 tracks in all – including "This Is Acid" by Maurice, "Do You Want To Percolate" by The Sweat Boyz, "Beyond The Clouds" by Mr Fingers, "Go Wild Rhythm Track" by Virgo, "Acid Crash" by Tyree, "Dum Dum (part 2)" by Fresh, "Acid Bass" by Roy Davis Jr, "Phuture Jacks" by Phuture, "I've Lost Control" by Sleezy D, "Take Me Higher" by Virgo Four, "Acid Over" by Tyree, "Box Energy" by DJ Pierre, "Video Clash" by Lil Louis, "Explorer" by Green Velvet, "Like This" by Two Of A Kind, "Acid Tracks" by Phuture, and "Downfall" by Armando. CD

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✨✧ VariousMartin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Jazz On The Corner ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
There's two stylish British hipsters on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American jazz tracks – each hand-picked by Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller, and served up with plenty of soul! The work here begins in hardbop territory, and moves through 60s soul jazz and more righteous moments in the 70s – and while there's a few more recent tracks, the vibe of the record is very vintage throughout – and really reflects that longtime London love of obscure American records – sounds from a scene that has really taught us a lot over the decades! There's a few tracks here we haven't seen in years, and some great old favorites too – and titles include "Some Kinda Mean" by Sam Jones, "Now At Last" by Blossom Dearie, "Trees & Grass & Things" by Charles Williams, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "The Hipster" by Harold McNair ,"Chains" by Blacks & Blues, "Bend Your Head Down Low" by Geoffrey Stoner, "Sphynx" by Brand New Heavies, "Look At Me Look At You" by Marlena Shaw, "Get Up Off Your Knees" by David Axelrod, "Psychedelic" by Lee Morgan, "Terra Firma Irma" by Joe Gordon, "Rhythm Changes" by Kamasi Washington, "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "Bolivia" by Ulf Sandberg, and "Mi Hermano" by Blue Mitchell. CD

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✨✧ VariousRare Mod 5 – A Fifth Volume Of 60s Underground Rhythm N Blues, Psych, & Soul ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
20 killer tracks, and a set that goes way beyond most other collections of UK mod music on the market – as this series really digs deep, and gets far past some of the overdone 60s numbers that are more in the oldies market than the true mod blend of rock and soul! The series was started years ago by the Acid Jazz label – and really does for British mod what their initial albums did for rare funk and soul – taking the whole thing up to a great new level, and really helping us discover some gems in the process! Titles include "Don't Be Proud" by Debrah Aire, "Hey Diddle Diddle (demo)" by The Montanas, "With My Eyes Closed" by The March Hare, "You'll Call My Name" by The Troop, "Rock Me Baby" by Geno Washington, "Sh'Mon (part 2)" by The Dynamite Orchestra, "I Put A Spell On You" by Phaethon's Bretheren, "Sugar" by The Army, "Private Number" by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, "Route 66" by Jeff Curtis & The Flames, and a version of "My Generation" by an unknown band! LP, Vinyl record album

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Matt BerryTelevision Themes ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic little album from the great Matt Berry – quite different than some of his other records, but in a really great way! Berry pays homage to some of the greatest songs from the world of British TV – fab themes from the 60s and 70s, served up here with funky jazz instrumentation that includes a wealth of wonderful sounds from Matt's collection of vintage keyboards – mixed with tight drums, riffing guitar, and other groovy touches! There's occasional chorus vocals on some cuts, but no real lyrics at all – and the set features versions of "Are You Being Served", "The Good Life", "Top Of The Pops", "Picture Box", "The Liver Birds", "Rainbow", "Blankety Blank", "London Weekend Television", "Doctor Who", "Wildtrak", "World In Action", and "Sorry". LP, Vinyl record album

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CorduroyReturn Of The Fabric Four ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
The long-overdue return of Corduroy – a fab funky combo that we first fell in love with at the start of the 90s – when their mix of deep grooves and shifting styles was one of the most compelling to come from London's acid jazz scene of the time! For this return, the group are very much in a back-to-basics form – working as a strong instrumental quartet with a rich devotion to classic jazz funk modes – plenty of organ and guitar lines, set to rhythms that run the spectrum from heavy funk to soulful bossa – sometimes given a slight cinematic twist, as you might guess from the cover. The whole thing actually reminds us of the first few records by their contemporaries – The James Taylor Quartet – and titles include "Sambarella", "Snake Appeal", "Saturday Club", "The Slingbacks Solution", "Jumping Spider", "Botany Five O", and "The Cleaner". CD

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Early BFour Wheel No Real ... LP
Sonic Sounds/Acid Jazz (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A really great album from one of the great, if less-remembered talents of the 80s DJ scene in Jamaican music – an artist with a raw, biting approach to his words – which are laid out in an almost-languid sort of way that really fits the digital beats and echoey basslines! Early B's rhythms and inflections have lots of great twists and turns along the way – and also maybe represent some of the changes taking place in American hip hop as it was hitting its second chapter – those moments when things never had to be as straight or patterned as before, and really got interesting. The production is by Jah Thomas, with some really fantastic surprises that pop out of the mix at various moments – and titles include "Cane Man A Feh Bathe", "Computer Tek Over", "Poor Class Want Mass", "New York Party", "Just Love & Unity", and "Four Wheel No Real". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson – a masterpiece of soul, sophistication, and downright good vibes – all put together at a level that makes it one of our favorite albums of the 70s! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his masterful vocals, arrangements, and production – completely his own man, and towering at a level that should have made him as huge as Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. The album's incredibly tight, but never slick – a brilliant statement of soul that's gentle one moment, forceful the next – and always proud and powerful. Titles include "Closer to The Source", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Get To This (You'll Get To Me)", "You're A Winner", "Everybody's A Masterpiece", and "Where Did Love Go". CD also features the bonus tracks – "Reality" and "Closer To The Source (single edit)". CD

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Leroy HutsonFeel The Spirit ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Pure genius from the great Leroy Hutson – a set that's maybe got a funkier feel than some of his previous albums – and all of the completely charming vocals that we've always loved from Leroy over the years! There's plenty of messages in the grooves – and in a way, at this point in his career, Hutson may be doing more to carry the Curtom Records sound forward than the leader of the label himself – given that Curtis Mayfield was maybe starting to stumble slightly in the second half of the 70s. The funky numbers are all filled with complicated jazzy elements – showing a further development of Hutson's songwriting, with help on arrangements from Richard Evans – and titles include the fantastic "You Never Know What You Can Do", plus "Lover's Holiday", "Butterfat", ""Don't Let It Get Next To You", "Feel The Spirit", and "It's The Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonHutson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. Leroy's got a voice that's both warm and mellow, yet incredibly honest at the same time – and the songs on the record show a range of colors and emotions that perfectly fit his unique style. Features mellow "Cool Out", the funky "Lucky Fellow", the sweet "All Because Of You", and the sublime cuts "It's Different" and "Can't Stay Away". The whole thing's great – and is one of the crowning achievements of the Chicago soul scene! Also features bonus tracks – single edits of "All Because Of You" and "Can't Stay Away". CD

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Leroy HutsonHutson II ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's like Marvin Gaye or Roy Ayers at their best – but somehow even better because the album's a lot less familiar than their work, and has a freshness that grabs us again and again over the years! Hutson arranged and produced the whole set himself – and the scope of his talents in the studio is amazing – tight on the rhythms, but broadly expansive on the other instrumentation – with a mix of intimacy and class that few other records from the 70s could ever hope to match. Perfect all the way through, and filled with genius cuts that include "Don't It Make You Feel Good", "I Think I'm Falling In Love", "Love to Hold You Close", "Flying High", "I Do I Do Want To Make Love To You", "Blackberry Jam", and "Sofunkstication". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonLove Oh Love ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Killer early soul by Leroy Hutson – and a record that really shows him opening up as a vocalist and songwriter! Leroy's got a sound here that's pivotal in terms of Chicago soul – still some of the down-to-earth vibes of the city's indie scene in the 60s, but with that growing sense of maturity that he, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Maurice White, and Charles Stepney were all bringing to the scene! The tunes are mostly short and focused – still not in the complexity of the Hutson and Hutson II albums, but handled with every bit of care and class by the man himself. Titles include the wonderful soul classic "So In Love With You", a sweet mellow ballad that's extremely catchy, plus the moog-based funky instrumental "Gettin It On", a totally great number that often gets overlooked – and the cuts "Love Oh Love", "As Long As There's Love Around", and "Time Brings On A Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonMan! ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson – the first set that has him stepping out as a true soul genius for the 70s! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of time working around the Chicago soul studio scene of the late 60s and early 70s, lending his talents to other singers – and this album is kind of a "bustin' out of the studio" album in it's presentation of Hutson's material. The record features a number of great sweet soul cuts – like "Ella Weez" and "Can't Say Enough About Mom" – mixed with nice funky tracks, like "The Ghetto '74", which is a remake of "The Ghetto", a tune that Hutson wrote with Donny Hathaway. The record's a prime example of the genius of Chicago soul in the 70s – with great arrangements that have a lot of space for Leroy's singing, yet still come down hard and nasty in parts, like some of the funkier stuff on Curtom. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man! ... LP 13.99

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Leroy HutsonMan! (with bonus track) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson – the first set that has him stepping out as a true soul genius for the 70s! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of time working around the Chicago soul studio scene of the late 60s and early 70s, lending his talents to other singers – and this album is kind of a "bustin' out of the studio" album in it's presentation of Hutson's material. The record features a number of great sweet soul cuts – like "Ella Weez" and "Can't Say Enough About Mom" – mixed with nice funky tracks, like "The Ghetto '74", which is a remake of "The Ghetto", a tune that Hutson wrote with Donny Hathaway. The record's a prime example of the genius of Chicago soul in the 70s – with great arrangements that have a lot of space for Leroy's singing, yet still come down hard and nasty in parts, like some of the funkier stuff on Curtom. Also features the bonus track "Ella Weez (mono single)". CD
Also available Man! ... LP 13.99

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Leroy HutsonUnforgettable ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! The vibe here is a bit different than his first few records, and you might be suspicious with Leroy wearing a disco shirt on the front – but the sound is wonderful, and only shows Hutson blossoming into a more sophisticated singer, songwriter, and producer – one with a great ear for the careful balance needed for the modern soul generation! The shift is a bit like Roy Ayers on his late 70s work for Polydor – and Hutson is definitely on a par with Ayers in our book – we'd always put the two side by side for the strength of their work in the 70s. Seminal tracks include "So Nice" and "Right or Wrong" – both of which are amongst some of his best work ever – and other tracks include "Unforgettable", "Funk In My Life", and "Lonely Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unforgettable (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Leroy HutsonUnforgettable (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! The vibe here is a bit different than his first few records, and you might be suspicious with Leroy wearing a disco shirt on the front – but the sound is wonderful, and only shows Hutson blossoming into a more sophisticated singer, songwriter, and producer – one with a great ear for the careful balance needed for the modern soul generation! The shift is a bit like Roy Ayers on his late 70s work for Polydor – and Hutson is definitely on a par with Ayers in our book – we'd always put the two side by side for the strength of their work in the 70s. Seminal tracks include "So Nice" and "Right or Wrong" – both of which are amongst some of his best work ever – and other tracks include "Unforgettable", "Funk In My Life", and "Lonely Without You". CD features bonus tracks – "Now That I Found You", "Love You Down", and "So Nice (unreleased extended version)". CD
Also available Unforgettable ... LP 22.99

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Mark MorrissFlash Of Darkness ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2014. Used ... $1.99
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Mark MorrissTaste Of Mark Morriss ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $7.99
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, and even Madonna – but all given a very personal spin by Morriss! Mark's got this way of weaving together different 60s influences – a bit of blue-eyed pop, touches of mod or psych instrumentation, even some slightly folksy currents – all to suit the modes of the individual songs – with a mode that maybe even gets past the idea of any sort of single style for the record. Titles include "Duchess", "Self Control", "Angel", "Almost Gold", "Don't Let Go", "Love Comes Quickly", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Souvenir", "This Pullover", and "Lucretia (My Reflection)". CD
Also available Taste Of Mark Morriss ... LP 13.99

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Mark MorrissTaste Of Mark Morriss ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, and even Madonna – but all given a very personal spin by Morriss! Mark's got this way of weaving together different 60s influences – a bit of blue-eyed pop, touches of mod or psych instrumentation, even some slightly folksy currents – all to suit the modes of the individual songs – with a mode that maybe even gets past the idea of any sort of single style for the record. Titles include "Duchess", "Self Control", "Angel", "Almost Gold", "Don't Let Go", "Love Comes Quickly", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Souvenir", "This Pullover", and "Lucretia (My Reflection)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Taste Of Mark Morriss ... CD 7.99

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Mother EarthPeople Tree (expanded edition) ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A hugely expanded version of this stone London classic from Mother Earth – presented as a 2CD set with a huge amount of extra material! The core album is the kind of record that should have crossed over big at a global level, had more folks been paying attention to the Brit funk scene at the time! The set's a bit more focused and song based than the group's debut – somewhat less cosmic, but no less righteous – with a sound that's steeped in 70s soul, funk, and underground rock – served up with feel that's almost a blue-eyed take on the Curtom groove, carried off with lots of rumbling bass and wah wah guitar! The vocals sound great – somewhere in a space between Jamiroquai and Paul Weller, but always a fair bit funkier – and the production is lean and clean, but never too rootsy to fall into crossover cliches of a few decades before. A really great step forward for the scene at the time – and a record that's been sadly lost between the genres for years. Titles include "Apple Green", "Time Of The Future", "Saturation 70", "Trip Down Brian Lane", "Jesse", and "Stardust Bubblegum". CD features 15 bonus tracks that include "Slide Sweet Baby", "Soul Sacrifice", "Find It", "Almost Grown", "Roadster", "Help Me Up", "Headf*ck", and "Warlocks Of Bakersfield CA" – plus some alternate takes of album tracks! CD

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James Taylor QuartetBlow Up! – A JTQ Collection ... CD
Acid Jazz/Music Club (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
Excellent soulful grooves from one of the best acid jazz combos to come out of the UK! Organist James Taylor began his career as a mod-influenced jazzer, then shifted through a wide range of styles – from spacey funk to smooth soul – handling all of them extremely well. His work for the Acid Jazz label was some of the best to come out of the UK in the past 10 years – and this set does a good job of documenting some of his excellent work. Titles include the stellar soul tunes "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Stepping Into My Life"; the funky soundtrack themes "Mission Impossible", "Dirty Harry", and "Blow Up"; and lots of other nice moments like "Martian Earthwatch", "Creation", "It's Your World", "One Way Street", and "In The Hand Of The Inevitable". Great stuff – and very nicely packaged! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Of Rare Mod – 60 Prime Cuts Of 60s Underground Rhythm N Blues, Psych & Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Genius work from the British scene of the 60s – a big box of rare tracks from that first mod movement in the UK – a time when the young sound of London burst forth in ways of soul, psych, garage, and R&B! This 60-track package brings together some of the most stunning tracks from the Rare Mod CD series – and as with that great run, this album features a fair bit of material that was either not released at the time, or which was very obscure even then – and as such, it goes way way farther than some of the major label collections that sometimes fly the mod banner, but usually just feature overplayed oldies! That's not the case with this one, as you'll find a huge amount of music here to discover – even if you bough mod singles back in the day, or have been plumbing other compilations over the years. Titles include "In The Midnight Hour" by Kenny Bernard & the Wranglers, "I Like What I'm Trying To Do" by Waywood Ellis, "I'm A Man" by The Top Six, "Keep Me Covered" by The Frays, "New Directions" by Dave Anthony's Moods, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Ossie Layne Show, "Two Can Make It Together" by Tony & Tandy, "Hello Blinkers" by The Blinkers, "Holding On" by Geno Washington, "Marching Off To War" by Richard Kent Style, "Wait For Me" by Fleur De Lys, "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, "Road Runner" by Syd's Crowd, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" by The Clique, "So Bad" by Steve Howe, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by Donnie Elbert. CD

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VariousMartin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Two dapper British gents on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American soul – really great cuts from back in the day, served up in an array of well-chosen tracks that really go past the obvious! Both Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller (of Acid Jazz fame) put the set together – but the real stars here are the classic singers and groups who make the music so great – and who together represent a much hipper, more sophisticated version of classic soul than the usual hits or oldies collection! A number of cuts here are quite rare, and others are a mix of unusual songs by bigger names – mixed with just a few tracks from leftfield to keep things interesting. Titles include "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, "Finally Made It Home" by Arnold Blair, "You & I" by Goodie, "How Could You Break My Heart" by Bobby Womack, "Lucky To Be Loved By You" by Willie Hutch, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "Thirty One" by Laville, "Oooh Baby" by Pamoja, "I'm Goin Left" by Syreeta, "Shoes" by Brook Benton, "I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised" by Wayne Davis, "Lucky" by Lewis Taylor, "Fan The Fire" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Daylight" by Georgie Fame, "A Raggedy Ride" by Barbara Acklin, and "Hit & Run Love" by Tommie Young. CD
Also available Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner ... LP 26.99

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VariousMartin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Two dapper British gents on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American soul – really great cuts from back in the day, served up in an array of well-chosen tracks that really go past the obvious! Both Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller (of Acid Jazz fame) put the set together – but the real stars here are the classic singers and groups who make the music so great – and who together represent a much hipper, more sophisticated version of classic soul than the usual hits or oldies collection! A number of cuts here are quite rare, and others are a mix of unusual songs by bigger names – mixed with just a few tracks from leftfield to keep things interesting. Titles include "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, "Finally Made It Home" by Arnold Blair, "You & I" by Goodie, "How Could You Break My Heart" by Bobby Womack, "Lucky To Be Loved By You" by Willie Hutch, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "Thirty One" by Laville, "Oooh Baby" by Pamoja, "I'm Goin Left" by Syreeta, "Shoes" by Brook Benton, "I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised" by Wayne Davis, "Lucky" by Lewis Taylor, "Fan The Fire" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Daylight" by Georgie Fame, "A Raggedy Ride" by Barbara Acklin, and "Hit & Run Love" by Tommie Young. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonHutson ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. Leroy's got a voice that's both warm and mellow, yet incredibly honest at the same time – and the songs on the record show a range of colors and emotions that perfectly fit his unique style. Features mellow "Cool Out", the funky "Lucky Fellow", the sweet "All Because Of You", and the sublime cuts "It's Different" and "Can't Stay Away". The whole thing's great – and is one of the crowning achievements of the Chicago soul scene! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hutson (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Matt BerryTelevision Themes ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic little album from the great Matt Berry – quite different than some of his other records, but in a really great way! Berry pays homage to some of the greatest songs from the world of British TV – fab themes from the 60s and 70s, served up here with funky jazz instrumentation that includes a wealth of wonderful sounds from Matt's collection of vintage keyboards – mixed with tight drums, riffing guitar, and other groovy touches! There's occasional chorus vocals on some cuts, but no real lyrics at all – and the set features versions of "Are You Being Served", "The Good Life", "Top Of The Pops", "Picture Box", "The Liver Birds", "Rainbow", "Blankety Blank", "London Weekend Television", "Doctor Who", "Wildtrak", "World In Action", and "Sorry". CD
Also available Television Themes ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonFeel The Spirit (with bonus track) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure genius from the great Leroy Hutson – a set that's maybe got a funkier feel than some of his previous albums – and all of the completely charming vocals that we've always loved from Leroy over the years! There's plenty of messages in the grooves – and in a way, at this point in his career, Hutson may be doing more to carry the Curtom Records sound forward than the leader of the label himself – given that Curtis Mayfield was maybe starting to stumble slightly in the second half of the 70s. The funky numbers are all filled with complicated jazzy elements – showing a further development of Hutson's songwriting, with help on arrangements from Richard Evans – and titles include the fantastic "You Never Know What You Can Do", plus "Lover's Holiday", "Butterfat", ""Don't Let It Get Next To You", "Feel The Spirit", and "It's The Music". CD features the bonus 7" version of "Feel The Spirit". CD
Also available Feel The Spirit ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonHutson II (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's like Marvin Gaye or Roy Ayers at their best – but somehow even better because the album's a lot less familiar than their work, and has a freshness that grabs us again and again over the years! Hutson arranged and produced the whole set himself – and the scope of his talents in the studio is amazing – tight on the rhythms, but broadly expansive on the other instrumentation – with a mix of intimacy and class that few other records from the 70s could ever hope to match. Perfect all the way through, and filled with genius cuts that include "Don't It Make You Feel Good", "I Think I'm Falling In Love", "Love to Hold You Close", "Flying High", "I Do I Do Want To Make Love To You", "Blackberry Jam", and "Sofunkstication". CD features 2 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "Positive Forces", plus "Blackberry Jam (single edit)". CD
Also available Hutson II ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonLeroy Hutson Anthology 1972 to 1984 ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive tribute to one of our favorite soul singers of all time – one of the hippest cats of the 70s, and an artist that we never tire of hearing! Leroy Hutson got his start working with Chicago soul legends Donny Hathaway and Curtis Mayfield, but he quickly became a strong force on his own – a singer with an incredible voice, an arranger with a fantastic vision, and a producer who was able to create sounds in the studio that were as sophisticated as they were soulful! In that respect, Leroy is right up there with Roy Ayers for the "whole package" of greatness – and like Roy, he can also be funky and open up a groove, while still bringing plenty to play on a mellow cut too – something that few other artists can do this well. And although we grew up in Chicago, it wasn't until 80s UK rare groove interest in Hutson that we really learned of his genius – which makes it all the more fitting that this UK set does such a great job of presenting his music. The set features 19 stellar tracks in all – with titles that include "Positive Forces", "Lucky Fellow", "Don't It Make You Feel Good", "Love The Feeling", "Love Oh Love", "Think I'm Falling In Love", "Right Or Wrong", "Closer To The Source", "Cool Out", "All Because Of You (single version)", "Never Know What You Can Do", "Love The Feeling", "So In Love With You", "Lover's Holiday", "Get To This", and "Time Brings On A Change". CD

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonLove Oh Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer early soul by Leroy Hutson – and a record that really shows him opening up as a vocalist and songwriter! Leroy's got a sound here that's pivotal in terms of Chicago soul – still some of the down-to-earth vibes of the city's indie scene in the 60s, but with that growing sense of maturity that he, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Maurice White, and Charles Stepney were all bringing to the scene! The tunes are mostly short and focused – still not in the complexity of the Hutson and Hutson II albums, but handled with every bit of care and class by the man himself. Titles include the wonderful soul classic "So In Love With You", a sweet mellow ballad that's extremely catchy, plus the moog-based funky instrumental "Gettin It On", a totally great number that often gets overlooked – and the cuts "Love Oh Love", "As Long As There's Love Around", and "Time Brings On A Change". CD features bonus tracks – mono single versions of "Love Oh Love", "When You Smile", and "So In Love With You". CD
Also available Love Oh Love ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson – a masterpiece of soul, sophistication, and downright good vibes – all put together at a level that makes it one of our favorite albums of the 70s! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his masterful vocals, arrangements, and production – completely his own man, and towering at a level that should have made him as huge as Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. The album's incredibly tight, but never slick – a brilliant statement of soul that's gentle one moment, forceful the next – and always proud and powerful. Titles include "Closer to The Source", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Get To This (You'll Get To Me)", "You're A Winner", "Everybody's A Masterpiece", and "Where Did Love Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Closer To The Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Leon's CreationThis Is The Beginning ... LP
Studio 10/Acid Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare album of funky soul from the Bay Area scene at the start of the 70s – and a set that's every bit as righteous as you might expect from the cover! The group's the creation of singer/keyboardist/arranger Leon Pattillo – hence the name – and you might know Leon from his later famous work in the 70s – including a stint with Santana, and loads of great work with other soul artists. But here, he's a young genius working in the freest, funkiest style of the San Francisco generation – with a vibe that's maybe a more spiritual take on territory explored by Sly & The Family Stone – with an earthier, more indie vibe overall. The group has great interplay – tight instrumentation, but never slick, and with some nice long-haired currents – and vocals are by Leon and a female singer – on titles that include "Confusion", "If I Had The Power", "Sightless", "Back Roads", "This Is The Beginning", and "Mirage". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and always hitting the money on every single track. The title cut "Acid" is one of those tunes you'll be playing until you're locked up in a nursing home – and the rest of the record is equally great – with cuts like the bouncy groover "Soul Drummers", the tasty boogaloo "El Nuevo Barretto", and the extended "Espiritu Libre", a great Latin jazz track, with very "out" piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronny JordanCome With Me (allstar's funkadelic jazz mix, Opaz original rmx)/Sh*t Goes Down ... 12-inch
4th & Broadway, 1994. Near Mint- ... $7.99
2 smooth jazzy steppin numbers from one of the artist's that helped bring the Acid Jazz sensibility stateside. With Ray Hayden piloting the production controls, these cuts have a crisp vibe that keeps the crowds steppin here, with a touch of G-funk influencing the "Allstar funkadelic" mix, and a more smoothed out vibe on the "original remix", while "Sh*t Goes Down" is straight steppin' all the way through! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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VariousBackstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat grooves created by British artists who were clearly inspired by the hippest American jazz funk of the late 70s – working hard to create magical music with their own sort of voice, one that also occasionally borrowed elements from the unique post-colonial scene that was having an impact on other sides of English music. Many of the productions here are a bit less slick or smooth than American work of a similar nature – almost like some of the indie funky club 12" singles of the post-disco years – which is also when many of these cuts were created. As with the first fantastic volume, there's a great choice of cuts going on here – music that really illuminates the funkier side of the UK scene in the years before acid jazz, drum n bass, and other bigger global waves of grooves. Titles include "Stop & Think" by Paradise, "I Can't Turn Away" by Savanna, "Closer To Your Love" by Rare Moods, "We're Funkin" by Proton, "Never Let Go" by Eastbound Expressway, "Brazelia" by Brazelia, "All Night Long" by Cloud, "Watching You" by Powerline, "I've Got To Have You" by The Antilles, "Potion" by Rick Clarke, "Starlight" by Index, "Love Time Machine" by AD 2000, "What Are We Gonna Do About It" by Mercy Mercy, "Eternally Grateful (unreleased dub mix)" by Janet Kay, "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown, "Jazzin & Crusin" by Cache, "Girls Girls Girls" by Kandidate, and "Take A Walk In The Moonlight" by Paul Bailey Sound. CD

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✨✧ Mitsuru OgawaClub Jazz Definitive 1984 to 2015 (paperback) ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2015. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A comprehensive guide to the club jazz sound of the past 25 years or so – that sweet blend of jazzy roots and contemporary rhythms that first sprung to life in London at the end of the 80s – then grew through dancefloors on the German, Italian, and Japanese scenes of the next decade – as well as work from the American scene too! The book offers a deep discography of all the best work in this mode – from early releases on labels like Acid Jazz, Mo Wax, and Ninja Tune – through the big wave of excellent indie sides from the late 90s, as the London scene gave us broken beat, Germany gave us Compost and Sonar Kollektive, Tokyo gave us UFO and Nobokazu Takemura, and Italy gave us Schema and Right Tempo – then the whole thing went back to basics in the 21st Century, as a range of acoustic combos renewed the music from around the globe! But there's also a lot of surprising strands here, too – and the book offers up hundreds of listings – each with full color cover images, titles and dates in English – and a small review of the record in Japanese. The format is similar to other Japanese discographies we stock – with more than enough content for English speakers – and the book is almost 300 pages in length, and very thorough. Book

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Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of grooves that never stops pleasing, and which will make you start digging through the Latin racks like mad, just to find another LP this great! Titles include "Hard Hands", "Abidjan", "Got to Have You", "New York Soul", and the fantastic track "Love Beads", which has a cool rolling piano line that sounds like a great De La Soul sample. It's a great track, and makes the entire album worth the price! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy Chase QuartetHard! ... LP
Boplicity (UK), 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A well-titled album from drummer Tommy Chase – and an overlooked bit of hardbop from the 80s scene in the UK! Although recorded just a few years before the Acid Jazz boom in London, the record's got a much more old school feel overall – one that recalls the sound of Blue Note or Prestige at the end of the 50s – with Chase kicking it hard in a quartet that features piano from Nick Weldon, bass from Andrew Cleyndert, and some great work on tenor and alto sax from Alan Barnes – who really gets plenty of space to shine in the spotlight. The feel's a bit like some of Johnny Griffin's earliest albums – with the sax really driving the rest of the quartet – and titles include versions of Duke Jordan's "No Problem", Gigi Gryce's "Minorty", Sonny Criss' "Blue Sunset", and Tadd Dameron's "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeling, a bit of pen, and a small sticker on back.)

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Greg FoatMage ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe the most amazing work we've heard so far from Greg Foat – and that's really saying a lot, as the British keyboardist has given us some really incredible records over the years! The work's got a more ambitious vibe than some of Greg's straighter jazz sets – with large arrangements that also bring in voices at times – used in a really haunting way that's part late 60s Chess/Cadet Records, part acid folk – even though the instrumentation is mostly jazz overall! The core group also features this great mix of older British jazz giants and contemporary musicians – the legendary Ray Russell on guitar, with Duncan Lamont on tenor, Art Themen on soprano and tenor, Nat Steele on vibes, Warren Hampshire (of Hampshire & Foat) on guitar and percussion, and Moses Boyd, Clark Tracey, and Malcolm Catto on drums! Lamont is especially great – with these old school tenor solos that bring a strong current of soul to the more complex arrangements – and Foat himself plays piano, keyboards, and harmonium. Titles include versions of Tim Buckley's "Driftin" and Piero Piccioni's "Endless Love" – plus originals "The Mage", "The High Priestess", "Incantation", and "The Magic Radish". CD

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Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... CD
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used ... $1.99
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit commercial, and definitely a nice portrait of the mid 90s NYC scene, with loads of great players from all over the spectrum. Titles include "El Gollpe Avisa", "Buddah Head", "Nerd", "Balimka", "Rentstrike", and "Saturday Afternoon". CD
(Out of print, gold promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Bobby KondersBobby Konders' House Rhythms ... LP
Nu Groove, 1990. Very Good- ... $14.99
No the heavy hip hop influenced ragga that was Konders' breakthrough sound, but some fierce underground house, with a touch of jazz courtesy Peter Daou on keyboards in the early 90s NYC/NJ style. 6 tracks in all, including "Version", "The Poem", "Nervous Acid", "Let There Be House", "Massai Women" and "Dub Massai Style (Mark's mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain black sleeve.)

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Little Boy BluesIn The Woodland Of Weir ... CD
Mercury/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1968. New Copy ... $4.99
The complete works of this heavy-hitting combo from Chicago – a group with a harder sound than even some of the better-known acts on Dunwich! The music here definitely carries elements of the blues espoused in the group's name – but the overall execution is much rougher, and more garagey – almost more in line with some of the better-exposed bands to come at the end of the 60s, particularly some of the ABC/Dunhill crowd. By the time of their full album which makes up the core of this set, the group have honed their sound even more – turning the bluesier roots into harder rock modes, but still coming off with a style that's spontaneous and home grown! The CD features the full album In The Woodland Of Weir – originally issued on Mercury in 1968 – plus earlier singles for IRC and Ronko. Titles include "Jazz Is Love", "The Death Of Don Quixote", "It's Only You/Echoes Of You", "The Fox", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Look At The Sun", "The Great Train Robbery", "I'm Ready", and "You Don't Love Me". CD

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Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some minor splitting on the spine, and light wear.)

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OpazBack From the Raggedy Edge ... CD
Opaz (UK), 1995. Used ... $4.99
Nice bit of modern soul stuff from Ray Haden's group Opaz. Sort of like Noel McKoy or Omar in that it's got a sort of modern R&B feel to it, and with that nice twist that the newer London soul artists have in their songwriting. A very big album here in Chicago with the steppers, and a good blend of modern R&B sounds with an older sensibility. Not really acid jazz, and more like something you'd hear on an urban contemporary station, but a nice bit of underground work in that vein. Mica Paris guest vocalizes on one cut, and Ray lays down sweet soul vocals on the rest. With "When We're Makin' Love", "I Always", and "Let's Unwind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean-Bernard RaiteuxLes Demons ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
If that creepy cover image alone isn't more than enough to make you want this record, the magical music within will certainly tip the balance! Jean-Bernard Raiteux may be best known for his French funk sounds in the Harlem Pop Trotters, but he's even more weird and wonderful here – turning in a wickedly groovy score for Jess Franco's film Les Demons (aka The Devils), with trippy sounds that are every bat as great as the music used in Franco's classic Vampyros Lesbos! The music has currents of jazz, funk, and psych – often all operating at once, with cool keyboards, fuzzy guitar, and lots of these fluttering flute lines that almost sound like Harold McNair or Roland Kirk on acid – blowing their minds, as they blow their minds out through their reed instruments too. Titles include "The Inquisition", "Kathleen Writhing", "The Stake", "The Seduction Of Winter", "The Second Inquisition", "A Witch's Daughter", and "Three Serpents To Kathleen's Dwelling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $4.99
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz approach – a reworking of 70s funk styles with more contemporary instrumentation – nice and lean overall, and mostly instrumental – with some especially nice basslines, and work on horns from Kenny Wellington. Titles include "Stand Up", "Watchyaback", "Sweeter Than You", "Do It In The Sunshine", "Good Lovin", "What's The Point", "I Don't Know", and "Do You Know How I Feel". CD

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James Taylor QuartetGet Organized (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Urban/Polydor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $24.99
Wonderful early work from the great James Taylor Quartet – a killer UK group that emerged out of the London mod and acid jazz scenes of the 80s, then went onto become a monstrously talented funk group in their own right! Taylor's smoking Hammond leads the session, stepping out in some strong funked up grooves that have a classic late 60s soul jazz sound – a bit more Jimmy McGriff than the Johnny Hammond vibe of James' later work – but still plenty great with us, and recorded with a surprisingly faithful ear for the original sound. (Keep in mind that back at the highly-electric time of this set, few records were cut with the warmth of records from the 60s and 70s.) The excellent jazz dance number "It Doesn't Matter" features stellar scat vocals by Cleveland Watkiss – and other tracks include "Brothers Batucada", "Bossa Pilante", "Riding High", "Electric Boogaloo", "The Stretch", and "Grooving Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Third Ear BandAlchemy (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
The amazing first album from Third Ear Band – a set that's maybe even more distinct than some of their later, better-known recordings! These guys emerged in the British scene at the end of the 60s – but they're not really psych, or prog – and although they have a love of ancient sounds, they're also not in any of the territory that was being explored by acid folk groups of the time! Instead, they've got this wonderful all-acoustic blend of reeds, stringed instruments, and percussion – all with a feel that seems to link together centuries with its own organic energy, but which also gives a bit of a nod to freer jazz elements of the time. At points, these guys almost sound like a looser, more-jamming version of Penguin Cafe Orchestra – but that's only part of the approach – as things are very unique throughout, in a blend of tablas, hand drums, oboe, recorder, viola, violin, cello, and slide pipes – served up on titles that include "Druid One", "Lark Rise", "Ghetto Raga" and "Stone Circle". 2CD package features loads of bonus tracks – many of them previously unreleased, and most before the album was recorded – titles that include "Raga No 1", "Unity", "Cosmic Trip", "Devil's Weed", "The Sea", "Hyde Park Raga", "Druid", "Jason's Trip", and some BBC Top Gear tracks too. CD

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✨✧ Greg FoatMage ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the most amazing work we've heard so far from Greg Foat – and that's really saying a lot, as the British keyboardist has given us some really incredible records over the years! The work's got a more ambitious vibe than some of Greg's straighter jazz sets – with large arrangements that also bring in voices at times – used in a really haunting way that's part late 60s Chess/Cadet Records, part acid folk – even though the instrumentation is mostly jazz overall! The core group also features this great mix of older British jazz giants and contemporary musicians – the legendary Ray Russell on guitar, with Duncan Lamont on tenor, Art Themen on soprano and tenor, Nat Steele on vibes, Warren Hampshire (of Hampshire & Foat) on guitar and percussion, and Moses Boyd, Clark Tracey, and Malcolm Catto on drums! Lamont is especially great – with these old school tenor solos that bring a strong current of soul to the more complex arrangements – and Foat himself plays piano, keyboards, and harmonium. Titles include versions of Tim Buckley's "Driftin" and Piero Piccioni's "Endless Love" – plus originals "The Mage", "The High Priestess", "Incantation", and "The Magic Radish". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mage ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mike CooperOh Really/Do I Know You/Trout Steel/Places I Know/Machine Gun Co (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dawn/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing legacy in music from Mike Cooper – a British musician who started out in the world of folk blues, but never ended up moving towards some of the rockish modes of his contemporaries – instead finding his very own sort of special space in the freedom allowed by the Dawn Records label! The set begins with the very spare Oh Really – a set that has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a style that's part Piedmont, part Delta blues – but also given a more folksy spin, and graced with Cooper's unusual vocals – almost making the whole thing feel like a spare acoustic version of Canned Heat territory – with titles that include "Maggie Campbell", "Saturday Blues", "Electric Chair", "Crow Jane", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". Do I Know you is a record that follows up with a sound that's maybe a bit fuller than Mike Cooper's debut, but still relatively spare – with Mike on acoustic guitar and slide guitar, Harry Miller on bass (really great bass, by the way!), and Poor Little Anne on a bit of vocals. Miller brings these deep tones to the record that really transform things – and titles include "Do I Know You", "Start Of A Journey", "First Song", "Theme In C", and "The Link". Trout Steel is a beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who was already known for his larger ensemble creations at the time, but who works here in these really subtle ways – to inflect Cooper's core inspirations with just some slight instrumental colors, tones, and phrases on most numbers – while Cooper brings in the core Machine Gun Co group on a few more. The result is a record that's way more than familiar folk – and arguably a lot hipper than most of the British acid folk of the time, too – on titles that include "Night Journey", "Paper & Smoke", "Country Water", "Time To Time", "Goodbye Blues Goodbye", and "Places I Know". The Machine Gun Co album is a partner record to Places I Know – recorded in the same sessions, but with tracks that are longer, and even more openly expressive – all with backings from the sweet Machine Gun Co quartet, a group with some especially nice electric piano from Alan Cook! Heavy use of that instrument really works against some of the folksier elements in Cooper's music – with these blocks of warm sound and color that really illuminate the tunes, and almost unlock a new level in the vocals. Cooper plays a bit of electric guitar at times – and titles include "So Glad That I Found You", "Lady Anne", "Midnight Words", and "Song For Abigail". CD also features songs from singles – "Your Lovely Ways (parts 1 & 2)", "Time In Hand", and "Schaabisch Hall". CD

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✨✧ MandukaManduka ... LP
IRT/Ascensionale (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade before – with these long-flowing tracks that intertwine folksy elements and regional touches, but always with some slight undercurrent of jazz – almost at a level that rivals the acid folk of the UK scene of the same time, but with a definite deeper South American vibe. The vocals are sublime – extremely haunting, even beyong the boundary of language – and often recorded with some echo around them and the guitar, in a manner that recalls some of the best Geraldo Vandre material. Instrumentation includes some light backing on flute, bongos, acoustic guitar, and harmonica – often used in a gentle, watery sort of way. Completely sublime – one of those lost global gems you'll treasure for years – with titles that include "Entra Y Sale", "Naranjita", "Oiticumana", "De Un Extranjero", "Brasil 1500", and "Patria Amada Idolarada Salve Salve". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHead Sounds ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Head Sounds" is a heck of a great way to describe this album – as it's filled with some of Ray's most mind-expanding cuts! The album kicks off with the tune "Acid", which you probably know from the album of the same name, but which still really does a great job of setting the pace here – and then it rolls into some fantastic longer cuts that really have a very strong jazz component. Ray and the group stretch out tremendously, hitting off-color notes and tones that almost make the record feel like one of Eddie Palmieri's jammers from the same time. 3 tracks on the set are over 8 minutes long, which should give you a good feel of the openness of the work – and titles include "Abidjan", "Espiritu Libre", "Drum Poem", and "Tin Tin Deo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Itaru MitaAmbient Definitive 1958 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool book – and way different than you might expect from the title – as the discography doesn't only focus on contemporary ambient albums, but instead traces a history of moody sounds from the late 50s onwards! The publication is one of the most interesting Japanese discographies we've seen so far – filled with an evolving conception of ambient sounds, through jazz, acid folk, kraut rock, electronic music, and a host of other styles that predate Brian Eno's 70s experiments in ambient – and all the many Eno-inspired projects to follow! As with most Japanese discographies, the book has images of record covers, with dates, labels, and artists in English – plus a small review in Japanese – and even if you can't understand that last bit, you can still understand plenty from the way the book breaks down the music into various years and styles. 270 pages, full color, with lots of images! Book

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✨✧ Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... LP
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz approach – a reworking of 70s funk styles with more contemporary instrumentation – nice and lean overall, and mostly instrumental – with some especially nice basslines, and work on horns from Kenny Wellington. Titles include "Stand Up", "Watchyaback", "Sweeter Than You", "Do It In The Sunshine", "Good Lovin", "What's The Point", "I Don't Know", and "Do You Know How I Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies!)
Also available Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD 4.99
 
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✨✧ VariousTropical Britxotica! – Polynesian Pop & Placid Jazz From The Wild British Isles ... LP
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Britxotica sound is back in wonderful form – that fantastic postwar meeting of musical modes that happened every bit as much on the London scene as it did in the US! In fact, given the Caribbean and colonial ties of British culture, we might almost make the argument that some of these tunes have more of an authentic imprint than American exotica of the time – although "authentic" is hardly the name of the game here – as the music really gets its charms from the way that the sounds of the islands are reworked for the dancefloors of Soho at the end of the 50s. Titles include "Heatwave" by Geoff Love, "Mangoes" by Lucille Mapp, "Hawaiian Honeymoon" by Frank Weir, "Tropical Mirage" by Ron Goodwin, "Run See Jerusalem" by George Melly & Kenny Graham, "Stormy Weather" by Betty Smith, "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, and "Quiet Village" by Martinas & His Music. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Common PeopleOf The People, By The People, For The People ... CD
Capitol/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy ... $3.99
One of the best psyche albums we've ever heard on Capitol from the 60s – an introspective session with lots of space, sounds, and plenty of dark corners! The album reminds us a lot of work by Gandalf, who also recorded for Capitol at the time – very laid back at times, with a gentle approach to the music that also lapsed into some jazzy phrasing at certain points. Quite nice overall, with a really great little sound – and titles that include "This Life She Is Mine", "Girl Said", "Land Of A Day", "Hudson Hill Feeling", "They Didn't Even Go To The Future", "Soon There'll Be Thunder", "Those Who Love", and "Why Must I Be". CD

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John RenbournUnpentangled – The Sixties Albums (There You Go/John Renbourn/Bert & John/Another Monday/Watch The Stars/Sir John A Lot Of/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $32.99
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, LA raised singer Dorris Henderson moved to London in 1965 and was soon singing London's folk clubs, where she met Rensbourn. A solid mix of traditionals and then contemporary folk songs – stripped down and honest takes on "Saly Free And Easy", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Mr Tamborine Man", "Going To Memphis", Something Lonesome", "Mist On The Mountain" and more. This edition includes bonus tracks from a rare 45 – "Hangman" and "Leaves That Are Green". Next is the self-titled John Renbourn from 1965 – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". Bert & John is a hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". Another Monday is maybe the most obscure album in the collection – a set that is mostly instrumental, with some completely fantastic work by Renbourn on guitar – but which also features a bit of guest vocals from singer Jacqui McShee – whose warmer presence next to John really makes for a nice pairing. The album's as powerful as it is subtle, really beautiful in its sense of variety – with titles that include "Buffalo", "One For William", "Lost Lover Blues", "Another Monday", "Day At The Seaside", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Waltz". Watch The Stars is another great collaboration with Dorris Henderson – an American singer, but one who moved to London in the 60s – where she cut this rare gem with guitarist John Renbourn! The album's got a righteous vibe that's hipper than the usual folk set – with some traditional tunes and some contemporary material – recorded with that amazing phrasing that made Renbourn's guitar so distinct right from the start, with lots of those jazzy currents we love so much – and which really fit the creative vocal approach of Henderson! Dorris also plays some autoharp, and there's a bit of bass in the backings – although overall the main focus here is on Renbourn's guitar and Henderson's vocals. Titles include "Come Up Horsey", "God Bless The Child", "Watch The Stars", "30 Days In Jail", "Mosaic Patterns", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "There's Anger In This Land". Sir John A Lot Of is perhaps one of the best-known albums from British guitar legend John Renbourn – as it was issued widely in the US, and kept in print for a surprisingly long time over the years! The approach here is slightly different than Renbourn's previous records – a bit in the image presented by the cover, although with maybe not as slavish a sound – as John just uses the whole thing to go a bit more ancient than before, in ways that echo the time travel that the whole British folk scene was taking as the 70s approached. The tunes are done in ways that are really beautiful – still lots of the incredible guitar work that made Renbourn such a standout on the scene – plus flute from jazzman Ray Warleigh, who's very different here than usual – and spare use of finger cymbals, African drums, and glockenspiel by Terry Cox. Titles include "Morgana", "Transfusion", "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Sweet Potato", "Seven Up", and "White Fishes". 6CD box features all records in original artwork sleeves, with a booklet of notes – and bonus tracks that include "Message To Pretty", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Lucky Thirteen", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity (alt)", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Transfusion (alt)", and "The Leaves Are Green". CD

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Paul Barbarin & The Onward Brass BandLast Journey Of A Jazzman Vol 2 – The Funeral Of Lester Santiago ... LP
Nobility, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by Placide Adams on back.)

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VariousAntilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic collection of work from the French West Indies scene of the 60s – a package that features the unique blend of regional rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation that was bubbling strongly at the time! The styles here fall into a pair of different modes – biguine and gwo-ka – both of which were later picked up and experimented with on the Parisian scene, but which sound even more powerful here in these original recordings – fantastic tracks from rare singles and albums, pulled together in one of the most hard-hitting packages we've ever heard from the scene! There have been other biguine collections, and certainly more than a few to focus on other Antilles styles too – but this package really cuts to the quick, and seems to go for tracks that have a groove first, and history second – the kind of music that can appeal to any sort of ear with a love for heavy percussion and jazz. Titles include "Yo Ka Biguine" by Joseph Lacides, "Mam'Zelle Cancan" by Tino Saint Val, "Ki Vino" by Dolor & Ses Etoiles, "Antilles Mechant Bateau" by Mahy, "Ban Moin Cle A Titine" by Guy Conquete, "Bel Me A Present" by Gerard Valton, "Jeines Garcons" by Josiane St Louis, and "Menage Chalvire" by Casimir Letang. CD

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✨✧ VariousPuissance 13 + 2 ... CD
Musea (France), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
A wicked collection of French prog and fusion from the start of the 70s – all with a jazzy or folky vibe that shows just how wonderfully warm the French scene was at the time – and how it could be very different than similar music coming from Germany, England, or Italy during the same stretch! All tracks here were recorded live, and although the groups are varied, the sound is surprisingly unified – with loads of funky fusion moments that are kind of an offbeat, outside take on styles that American groups were just beginning to explore – with some especially strong keyboard moments that point the way towards directions that Herbie Hancock would take a few years later. There's a few other tunes that bring in acoustic elements, almost with an acid folk sound – and titles include "Charles" by Catharsis, "Arkham" by Spectre, "Mekanik Kommando" by Magma, "Informers Blues" by Zabu, "Jappy's Boogie" by Solitude, "All's So Comic" by Ergo Sum, "I'm On My Way" by Voyage, "Promenade"b y Claude Engel, "Aria Populaire" by Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes, and "Iguane" by Alain Markusfeld. CD
Also available Puissance 13 + 2 ... LP 16.99

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VariousPuissance 13 + 2 ... LP
Musea/Lion, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
A wicked collection of French prog and fusion from the start of the 70s – all with a jazzy or folky vibe that shows just how wonderfully warm the French scene was at the time – and how it could be very different than similar music coming from Germany, England, or Italy during the same stretch! All tracks here were recorded live, and although the groups are varied, the sound is surprisingly unified – with loads of funky fusion moments that are kind of an offbeat, outside take on styles that American groups were just beginning to explore – with some especially strong keyboard moments that point the way towards directions that Herbie Hancock would take a few years later. There's a few other tunes that bring in acoustic elements, almost with an acid folk sound – and titles include "Charles" by Catharsis, "Arkham" by Spectre, "Mekanik Kommando" by Magma, "Informers Blues" by Zabu, "Jappy's Boogie" by Solitude, "All's So Comic" by Ergo Sum, "I'm On My Way" by Voyage, "Promenade"b y Claude Engel, "Aria Populaire" by Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes, and "Iguane" by Alain Markusfeld. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Puissance 13 + 2 ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from the French West Indies scene of the 60s – a package that features the unique blend of regional rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation that was bubbling strongly at the time! The styles here fall into a pair of different modes – biguine and gwo-ka – both of which were later picked up and experimented with on the Parisian scene, but which sound even more powerful here in these original recordings – fantastic tracks from rare singles and albums, pulled together in one of the most hard-hitting packages we've ever heard from the scene! There have been other biguine collections, and certainly more than a few to focus on other Antilles styles too – but this package really cuts to the quick, and seems to go for tracks that have a groove first, and history second – the kind of music that can appeal to any sort of ear with a love for heavy percussion and jazz. Titles include "Yo Ka Biguine" by Joseph Lacides, "Mam'Zelle Cancan" by Tino Saint Val, "Ki Vino" by Dolor & Ses Etoiles, "Antilles Mechant Bateau" by Mahy, "Ban Moin Cle A Titine" by Guy Conquete, "Bel Me A Present" by Gerard Valton, "Jeines Garcons" by Josiane St Louis, and "Menage Chalvire" by Casimir Letang. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Antilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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