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VariousBack To The Beat – The Legend Of Northern Soul – Rare Breed Rhythm & Soul 1956 to 1962 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's got Northern Soul in the title, but which instead focuses on the raw grooves from the generation before – the upbeat, hard-wailing R&B material that first took shape in the postwar years – then went on to become a huge driving force behind soul music at the start of the 60s! Many of these cuts are right on the cusp – tracks with maybe a bit more class and a bit less blues than R&B of a few years before, and with soaring vocal leads that really show the growing role of a singer in the generation of soul. There's a few very early cuts by artists you'll know from later years – mixed with lots more obscure singles – in a set that includes the titles "She's So Fine" by Big Boy Myles, "Bit Oak Tree" by Herbert Hunter, "Troubles" by Joe Simon, "What You Bet" by Ricky Rezell, "Come On Home" by George Allen, "That's A Good Idea" by Grover Mitchell, "Take A Giant Step" by The Profiles, "I'm Going Home" by Prince Conley, "These Tears" by Mary Johnson, "Too Young" by Dale Cunningham, "Third Window From The Right" by Dean Barlow, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks & The Five Dreamers, and "Something Funny Is Going On" by Bertha Tillman. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Todd TerryBango/Back To The Beat ... 7-inch
Fresh, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Fresh sleeve. Both sides are labeled "Bango".)
 
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Roy Head & The TraitsTreat Her Right/So Long, My Love ... 7-inch
Back Beat, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OV WrightI'd Rather Be Blind (Blind, Cripple, & Crazy)/Please Forgive Me ... 7-inch
Back Beat, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ OV WrightMemphis Unlimited ... LP
Back Beat/ABC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
OV Wright at the top of his game – working here with classic Memphis production from Willie Mitchell, and a sound that should have knocked Al Green right off of the charts! Wright's vocals have a rougher edge than Al's, and the record's really dripping with deep soul feeling – a slow-burning energy that's perfectly handled by Mitchell, in ways that echo some of OV's bluesier roots, but keeps things in the more sophisticated Memphis modes of the 70s. The balance is perfect, and instrumentation is handled by a batch of Hi Records regulars – including the Memphis Horns with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love. Wright really rises to the occasion for the whole album, and the set's arguably better than any of his later work for Hi – although that stuff is all pretty darn wonderful too! Titles include "I've Been Searching", "Lost In The Shuffle", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Ghetto Child", "You Must Believe In Yourself", and "I'm Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ OV WrightAll About Me ... LP
Back Beat/Columbia (Japan), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of early Back Beat Records material from deep soul legend OV Wright! Titles include "What More Can I Do", "Slow & Easy", "Gone For Good", "Missing You", "Henpecked Man", "Poor Boy", "If It's Only For Tonight", "What About You", and "Heartaches Heartaches". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi.)

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✨✧ OV WrightMemphis Unlimited ... CD
Back Beat/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
OV Wright at the top of his game – working here with classic Memphis production from Willie Mitchell, and a sound that should have knocked Al Green right off of the charts! Wright's vocals have a rougher edge than Al's, and the record's really dripping with deep soul feeling – a slow-burning energy that's perfectly handled by Mitchell, in ways that echo some of OV's bluesier roots, but keeps things in the more sophisticated Memphis modes of the 70s. The balance is perfect, and instrumentation is handled by a batch of Hi Records regulars – including the Memphis Horns with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love. Wright really rises to the occasion for the whole album, and the set's arguably better than any of his later work for Hi – although that stuff is all pretty darn wonderful too! Titles include "I've Been Searching", "Lost In The Shuffle", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Ghetto Child", "You Must Believe In Yourself", and "I'm Going Home". Beautiful reissue pressing too – with deep notes on the music, details of the session, vintage images, and even an OV Wright Discography too! CD
 
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Henryk DebichString Beat ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About April 27, 2018
A funky gem from 70s Poland – heavy grooves from maestro Henryk Debich, served up in a range of soulful styles! The tunes here are all instrumental – and range from Barry White-styled tracks, to big band funk, to other more complicated numbers with a soundtrack vibe – all laid out back to back in a really fresh-felling set! There's plenty of jazz in the lineup – and most tracks have some sort of a solo, on instruments that include tenor, trumpet, flute, alto, and even a bit of electric harpsichord. Titles are a mix of originals and some groovy covers – and tunes include "Shaft", "Chameleon", "Gry", "Bez Metalu", "Na Opak", "Standard In B", "Oscypka", and "Badz Wieczorem W Dyskotece". LP, Vinyl record album

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English BeatWha'ppen ... LP
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and they never ever bury their their Caribbean influences. There's a bit more Afro Beat-inspired rhythms and some atmospheric underground pop touches, but it's still get plenty of the Jamaican style we loved about their earlier work, too – on a record that didn't get the acclaim it deserved at the time! Titles include "Monkey Murders", "I Am Your Flag", "Walk Away", "Get A Job", "The Limits We Set", "Dream Home In NZ", and "Drowning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some marker on back.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 1 ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great chapter in 60s bossa jazz – Zoot Sims "answer" to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – recorded in a similar jazz-meets-bossa style, with some great guitar work by Jim Hall! Zoot's solos are a bit tighter and not as laidback as Stan's – giving a more jazz-based sound to the work that makes for a nice change – and most of the tunes feature larger backings from Manny Albam and Al Cohn – never too over-arranged, but with enough of a full swinging sound to set things right. Hall's guitar works surprisingly well in the setting – and titles include "Barquinho De Papel", "Ciume", "Recado Bossa Nova (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cano Canoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has wear and aging, split seams, and some pen on back.)

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VariousTeen Beat Vol 6 – Another 26 Great Rockin Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A teen beat, but one with plenty of twang – given that all the cuts here are killer instrumentals from the early days of rock and roll! Most tracks here feature small, raunchy combos – usually with a guitar, tenor, or organ in the lead – working over romping drums, and recorded at a level that keeps things nice and raw – even though a number of these tracks were hits back in the day! Yet there's also lots of great obscure numbers, too – including some instrumentals from artists you might normally associate with vocals – alongside local hits by groups that never fully broke big – all to make for a hell of a groovy little instrumental party. CD features 26 tracks in all – with excellent sound and very detailed notes – on titles that include "Night Ride" by The Ramrods, "The Noplace Special" by The Titans, "Reveille Rock" by Johnny & The Hurricanes, "Straight Flush" by The Frantics, "Path Finder" by Teddy & The Rough Riders, "Frankie & Johnny" by The Mus-Twangs, "Nee Nee Na Na Nu Nu" by Dickie Doo & The Don'ts, "Happy Vacation" by Jackie Lee, "2000 Pound Bee (parts 1 & 2)" by The Ventures, "Beach Party" by King Curtis & The Noble Knights, "Hully Gully Guitar" by Jerry Reed & The Hully Girlies, "Choo Choo" by James Brown & The Famous Flames, and "Disk Jockey" by The Invaders. CD

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✨✧ Dos Santos Anti-Beat OrquestaCafeteando/Camino Infernal/Phantom Weight ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweetly-burning organ line kicks this one off – folding back again and again on itself, in some minimalist wave – while the group's very lively Latin percussion builds and builds, as a trombone comes in for a great lead line – and chorus vocals make the whole thing really soar! The flipside's got an echoey guitar line on "Camino Infernal" – almost surf-like – but mixed with lots more percussion, and relayed in a bit of distorted production – before "Phantom Weight" takes over, as more of a hard-driving bit of funk overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Raph RashidBack to the Lab – Hip Hop Home Studios (hardcover) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hip hop started in the streets, then quickly moved to the studio once the music got more sophisticated – then made a further move to the home studio as costs went up and technology got better – almost taking things back to the underground as it opened up lots of new creative freedoms! Raph (aka Raphael) Rashid first examined these new spaces in his classic book Behind The Beat – issued over a decade back, and a crucial look at the new underground of hip hop production – and this volume follows up with new spaces from the ensuing years – all represented with the great sort of photography and attention to detail that we loved in the first book! Raph's got unfettered access to these amazing spaces – non-public production sites, responsible for some of the best sounds of the underground – in chapters that look at Kenny Dope, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Oh No, Dianmond D, Khalil, Waajeed, Oddisee, Alchemist, Jazzy Leff, Just Blaze, Sa Ra, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Lord Finesse, and others – with pictures of the artists, their creative space, and even their record collections too. Most of the book is photographs, but there's also introductory text for each chapter too – and the whole thing is a hefty 212 pages, hardcover. Book

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✨✧ VariousTommy Boy Greatest Beats ... LP
Tommy Boy, Mid 80s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The original Tommy Boy Greatest Beats compilation – issued as a 2LP set back in the 80s, and featuring the side-long "Tommy Boy Megamix" by 3-D (Ralph D'Agostino, Tommy Musto and Tomy Sozzi, who won the Tommy Boy Renegades Of Funk Big Beat Bust Out Mastermix II competition with this mix). 15 tracks in all: Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 "Jazzy Sensation", Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonice Force "Planet Rock" and "Looking For The Perfect Beat", Planet Patrol "Play At Your Own Risk" and "Danger Zone", Jonzun Crew "Pack Jam" and "Space Cowboy", Pressure Drop "Rock The House", Special Request "Salsa Smurph" and "Take It To The Max", Malcolm X/Keith LeBlanc "No Sell Out", Force MDs "Let Me Love You", Beatmaster "Lip Service" and GLOBE & Whiz Kid "Play That Beat Mr. DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is discolored from age, with some edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good ... $99.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has heavy wear on the spine, light surface wear, and a peeled spot from sticker removal on back.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (UK), 1981. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping guitar, bass, and keyboard bits that propelled the tunes with snappingly catchy rhythms throughout. The group's classic cut "On The Beat" best sums up their appeal – as it's one of those post-disco tunes that gets back to basics, but still really moves the crowd out on the floor. It's got a very catchy hook, as do most of the cuts on the album – and titles include "Don't Say Goodbye", "Starlette", "Time For Love", and "I'll Cut You Loose"! CD

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheDa Da/Basic Blythe ... CD
Columbia/Beat Goes On (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A pair of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – back to back in a single set! Da Da is a set that mixes some of the sharper edges of Blythe's earlier records with a few more contemporary touches – but always at a level that still has the reedman standing far from the mainstream! The core group here features Olu Dara on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Bobby Battle on drums – and on the acoustic tracks, there's some great energy between them that soars with a soulful spirit birthed in the loft jazz years, maybe swung a bit straighter than before. A few other tunes add in some extra elements – an electric bass on one number, some light strings on another – but the core of the album still has a magnificent focus on that tone that Blythe had only perfected even more on records like this, especially on the more laidback numbers, which come as a real surprise, and reflect a ballad style we might not have guessed in the early days. Titles include "Odessa", "Esquinas", "After Paris", "Crescent", and "Break Time". Next up is Basic Blythe – not exactly basic work from Arthur Blythe, as the set features an added string ensemble too – but a record that certainly has the saxophonist really hitting a whole new level of genius! There's a great core group here – with John Hicks on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Bobby Battle on drums – and the strings are added in around the edges, never getting to much in the way of the combo energy, but also fleshing out the sound with this beautiful richness that only seems to enhance the sharp tone of Arthur's alto sax! The arrangements are great, too – hardly the usual "with strings" material, and instead very creative – with this mix of soul and sophistication that reminds us a bit of the Bill Lee scores for early Spike Lee films, but even longer and with the key addition of Blythe in the lead. Titles include "Lenox Avenue Breakdown", "Faceless Woman", "Ruby My Dear", "Heart To Heart", and "As Of Yet". CD

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Bodast (Steve Howe)Towards Utopia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
You may know Steve Howe as a key member of Yes during their glory days – but the guitarist had a rich resume of work that went back to the early 60s UK scene – including this great stint in the trio Bodast! The group was one that Howe worked with between his time with Tomorrow and Yes – and they've got a tight, stark sound that's different than either group – maybe a bit of the fuzz of Tomorrow, but almost some elements that point back towards Steve's beat years – although the guitar lines get a chance to really stretch out and do some wonderful things here. The material was recorded in 1968, and never issued at the time – and this superb vinyl pressing presents the rare original mix for the first time on vinyl – much grittier than a cleaned-up version that Howe handled in the 80s. Titles include "Black Leather Gloves", "Mr Jones", "Tired Towers", "Do You Remember", "Beyond Winter", "Nether Street", and "1000 Years". CD features bonus tracks – "The Spanish Song", "Power Of Music", and "Come Over Stranger" – recorded by the previous group Canto. CD

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✨✧ BohannonMusic In The Air ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet Mercury grooving from Bohannon – still one of the quirkiest groovemeisters of his generation, even working here on a major label! The set's got a wonderfully syncopated feel on the upbeat tracks – lots of spare snapping beats that draw on Bohannon's African-inspired roots, but which tune things nicely towards an 80s dancefloor groove! Most numbers are still quite spare – with just a few key elements dancing back and forth on the beat – and the album also has a few great mellow cuts too, featuring the vocals of Liz Lands – mentioned on the back cover as a "new discovery", but an artist we know from earlier 45s! Titles include the great spacey "Spring Is In The Air", a remake of "Thoughts & Wishes", and the cuts "Feel Like Dancin", "Turn The Record", "The Hammer", and "The Funk Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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CerroneLove In C Minor ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good- ... $3.99
The fantastic first album by Cerrone – a landmark disco record that features the 16 minute long "Love In C Minor" – a swirling bit of strings, beats, and female voices – one of those tunes that forever went onto change the face of dance music in the 70s! Cerrone really set up a whole new blueprint for club here – stretching things out plenty, and layering in subtle time and chord shifts that expose the proggish influences that filtered into French club as the 70s wore on! The title track's got some nice keyboards by the great Alan Hawkshaw – who sounds even better on the album's cool disco version of "Black Is Black" and the tight snare-beat original, "Midnite Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, wear, and some discoloration on the back.)

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✨✧ Chemical BrothersSurrender (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Virgin (Japan), 1999. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Chemical Brothers still riding high at the end of the 90s! In some ways, Surrender scales back on bigger, more boisterous big beat vibe for slightly hipper dancefloor vibe – but there's really a ton of ambitiousness here. Just a glance at the guest appearances is clue of how wild the ride is – a far reaching lot for sure – including Missy Elliot, Bernard Sumner, Hope Sandoval, Bobby Gillespie, Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev and more. Includes "Music: Response", "Under The Influence", "Out Of Control", "Orange Wedge", "Let Forever Be", "The Sunshine Underground", "Asleep From Day", "Got Glint?", "Hey Boy Hey Girl", "Surrender" and "Dream On". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
Fame at last – and well-deserved fame too, because young Georgie's working here in a style that's unlike anybody else! The album's a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "Green Onions", "Let The Sunshine In", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "I Love The Life I Live". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Yeh Yeh", "Preach & Teach", "Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat", "Madness", "Bend A Little", "Do Re Mi", and "One Whole Year Baby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Maynard FergusonDancing Sessions (Plays Jazz For Dancing/Let's Face The Music & Dance) ... CD
Roulette/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $19.99
2 lesser-known gems from a young Maynard Ferguson – back to back on a single CD! First up is Plays Jazz For Dancing – a record that hones the usual Ferguson groove a bit more for the dancefloor, yet still keeps in plenty of room for the sorts of solo space that Maynard first forged earlier in the 50s! The lineup here features some great work from Willie Maiden on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Jimmy Ford on alto sax – as well as performances from Maynard himself on trumpet, valve trombone, and even a bit of euphonium. Titles include "Hey There", "Where's Teddy", "Soft Winds", "Tis Autumn", "Secret Love", "I'll Be Seeing You", and "If I Should Lose You". Let's Face The Music & Dance follows in very similar form – a well-crafted batch of big band numbers from Maynard Ferguson, with more than enough swing and sway for the dancefloor, but also that stronger sense of personality and power you'd expect from Maynard. As usual for the time, the lineup of players is totally great – a surprising batch of hipsters that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Slide Hampton on trombone, Joe Farrell on tenor and clarinet, and Willie Maiden on tenor and flute – plys some great drum work from Rufus Jones, who really keeps a nice punch in the rhythms. Titles include "Let's Do It", "Spring Is Here", "Teach Me Tonight", "Let's Face The Music & Dance", and "Mangos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Formula 5 (Formula V)Determination ... LP
Malaco, 1985. Very Good ... $2.99
A Cali group, but one who cut this sweet 80s set for the Malaco label – a record that's definitely much more street beat oriented than most of the usual blues and southern soul you'd find on the imprint! The tunes have a snapping array of beats and keyboards, one that definitely matches the group's leather jackets on the cover – but the vocals can often be warmer than the instrumentation, with a nice indie soul feel throughout. Titles include "Back To Love", "Undercover Lover", "Killer Groove", "Love Hour", "Cleaning House", "Part Time Lover Full Time Fool", and "New Fool On The Block". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFuture Shock ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number of different styles on previous albums, most of which we like, but none of which seemed to earn him the same cred as his albums in the 70s. Well this one not only earned him plenty of cred, but also a lot of cash, and continued assurance to Columbia that their contract with Herbie was well-placed – and it certainly cast Bill Laswell into the spotlight as well, given that his efforts really provided the core of the album. Tracks include "Rockit", "Earth Beat", "Future Shock", "Autodrive", and "Rough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Herbie HancockTell Everybody/Honey From The Jar ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
2 groovers from Herbie's Feets album – both of which have an uptempo pre-Rockit dancefloor approach! "Tell Everybody" starts with plenty of keys and synth from Herbie – but then rolls into some fuller vocals from a group – singing righteous chorus vocals a bit, but then stepping back to let a mighty nice percussion breakdown take over! "Honey" is slower and funkier – still a vocal number, but with some nice vocoded vocals that groove with the beat in a sweet pre-electro way! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock ... CD
Pride/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky like the best 70s conga players – and his approach to the instrument is kind of like a funky update of popular instrumental styles laid down on guitar by The Ventures or on moog by Hot Butter. This album features the classics "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" – both with monster funky breakdowns that showed up on a heck of a lot of hip hop records over the years – plus loads of other goodies like "Last Bongo In Belgium" and "Bongolia". Excellent stuff – and darn hard to find! (We can still remember how stunned we were when we found our first copy in a Canadian record store back in 1987 – and even then we had to pay plenty!) Japanese reissue version includes 4 bonus tracks – "Sing Sing Sing", "Kiburi (part 1)", "Satisfaction", and "Last Bongo In Belgium (breakers mix)". CD
 
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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! ... CD
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with crackling, funk-steeped hip hop soul production. That's the case whether he's producing himself, working with a giant like Dr. Dre, or paired as he is here with Knxledge. Knx's production is a perfect backdrop – beats out front in the mix, classic Cali sample funk and soul framing the vocals – with a lingering haze holding it all together amazingly well! Intentional or not, Yes Lawd channels earlier Stones Throw classic LPs like Jaylib and Madvillain in the way it pairs distinctive contemporary talents for a joint duo effort, and after .Paak's solo shot Malibu, it's his second potential classic in a single year! Includes "Livvin", "Wngs", "What More Can I Say", "Kutless", "Lyk Dis", "Can't Stop", "Get Bigger", "Scared Money", "Suede", "Starlite", "Sidepiece", "Jodi", "Link Up", "Another Time", "Fkku" and more. CD

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✨✧ NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with crackling, funk-steeped hip hop soul production. That's the case whether he's producing himself, working with a giant like Dr. Dre, or paired as he is here with Knxledge. Knx's production is a perfect backdrop – beats out front in the mix, classic Cali sample funk and soul framing the vocals – with a lingering haze holding it all together amazingly well! Intentional or not, Yes Lawd channels earlier Stones Throw classic LPs like Jaylib and Madvillain in the way it pairs distinctive contemporary talents for a joint duo effort, and after .Paak's solo shot Malibu, it's his second potential classic in a single year! Includes "Livvin", "Wngs", "What More Can I Say", "Kutless", "Lyk Dis", "Can't Stop", "Get Bigger", "Scared Money", "Suede", "Starlite", "Sidepiece", "Jodi", "Link Up", "Another Time", "Fkku" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Yes Lawd! ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPinata ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for straight shooting, street lingo slinging, no nonsense MCs. The freewheeling inspiration and bottomless depth of unpredictable sample funk is there, as always. It's leaner, tighter and with a thicker backdrop of beats. Gibbs is sharply on point throughout here, and if it seems like an oddball pairing at first glance, rest assured, these guys work GREAT together. Guests include Danny Brown – who drops some top shelf wordplay of his own on "High" – plus the Wu legend Raekwon on "Bomb", Domo Genius & Earl Sweatshirt on "Robes", Domo Genius, G-Whiz, Mac Miller and more on the title cut, and more. Other titles include "Supplier", "Scarface", "Deeper", "Harold's", "Thuggin'", "Real" and "Uno". CD

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✨✧ Soul II SoulBack To Life (12 inch mix, LP, acapella intro version, jam & the groove mix, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal stuff from one of the pivotal soul bands of the past 20 years! This 12" single contains a heck of a lot more of the song than you got on the album, including long mixes, acapella intros, and some very tasty bonus beats, just ripe for mixing! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousLooking Back – 80 Mod, Freakbeat, & Swinging London Nuggets – Compiled By Paul Weller (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a time when the London scene was heavy on influences from American soul, blues, and R&B – and sought to turn the best elements of that music into something new and unique! Some of the groups here are ones that you'll recognize from later years and greater fame, others are early combos that featured later stars, and still others are wonderful groups you've been lost to the shifting sands of time – but who really show the fantastic edge that the British scene had in the mid 60s! Lots of this work has the mod vibe you'd expect from the title, but there's also some fuzzier moments too – and the package is a hell of a deal at this great price! 80 tracks in all – with titles that include "Looking Back" by Spencer Davis, "I Don't Need Your Kind" by The Rockin Vickers, "Done Me Wrong" by The Couriers, "Broken Truth" by A Wild Uncertainty, "Looky, Looky" by The Brothers Grimm, "Kangaroo" by Hoagy Benson, "Reviewing The Situation" Jacki Bond, "No Good Without You" by The Birds, You Can't Be Serious" by The Mirage, "Jak D'Or" by Episode Six, "Until My Baby Comes Home" by The Mojos, "Hush" by Kris Ife, "Take It Easy" by Sugar Simone, "Yes I Do" by Ram John Holder, "Take Away" by The Couriers, "I'll Be Doggone" by Glen Ingram, "Ace Of Clubs" by The Knave, "Last Night" by Laurel Aitken & The Soulmen, "Baby Do You Know What You're Doing" by Arthur Brown Set, "Please Go" by The Trekkas, and "Tough She Says" by The In Crowd. CD

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✨✧ AaliyahBack & Forth (LP, Mr Lee & R Kelly's rmx, Ms Mello rmx, Mr Lee's club mix, Ms Mello inst, Mr Lee's bonus beats) (colored vinyl) (2018 Record ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1994. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
The classic debut single – written by R Kelly, but fully owned and made forever fresh by Aaliyah! Includes the uberclassic Age Ain't Nothing But A Number LP version and a bunch of great 12" mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 2500 on purple vinyl.)

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) incredible 2-sided piece. The soundscapes really kind of run the gamut of his hip hop styles – always soulful, and always funky, whether he's rocking a stone funk or an electro-modeled groove. Honestly, how much longer is it going to take for the mainstream to finally catch up with this genius!?! Tracks include "The Comeback (Madlib)", "The Payback (Gotta)", "Face The Sun (Africa)", "Stax (Strings)", "Left On Silverlake (Ride)", "Offbeat (Grooves)","Pyramids (Change)", "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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FatbackBrite Lites Big City ... LP
Spring, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Was there ever a group that was sharper than Fatback? With a record like this, it's hard to imagine that there was – because the groove is right and the sound is tight – served up in a seamless combination of basslines, beats, and riffs! The set follows the pattern of a few of their other gems from the time – and offers up one side titled "The Joint" – which features a few long funk tracks, spinning out with a midtempo vibe that's perfect for the old school rollerskating crew – that second school of funk the group had hit by the end of the 70s. Side two moves into "Mellow 11" – but grooves that are maybe still relatively upbeat, just swinging in a different style than side one – as further illustration of the instrumental genius of these giants. Titles include "Freak The Freak The Funk", "Let Me Do It To You", "Big City", "Boogie Woogie", and "Hesitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some red marker on front.)

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FatbackFattest Of Fatback ... CD
Rhino/Event, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
A nice collection of Fatback's later work – featuring 14 tunes the group cut for the Event label, once they smoothed out some of the sharper edges of their earlier funky stuff for Perception. The tracks aren't the hardest the group ever cut – save for the breakbeat classic "Let's Do It Again" – but they're a pretty tasty blend of bass-heavy funk designed to storm the dancefloor. Titles include "Is This The Future?", "Spanish Hustle", "Can't You See", "Yum Yum (Gimme Some)", "Gotta Get My Hands On Some Money", "Backstrokin", "Angel", and "King Tim III (Personality Jock)", which is often cited as the first rap record! CD
(Out of print, some writing in marker on CD.)

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FatbackGirl Is Fine (So Fine) (long, dance version) ... 12-inch
Spring, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
A great little electro groover from Fatback – less funky and more beat-heavy than the group's other work – but a great crossover tune with a heck of a pretty hook! Dance version has a nice mix by Francois K, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing, with incorrect title.)

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✨✧ Sadao WatanabeSadao Plays Beatles & Bacharach (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A really great setting for the reed talents of the young Sadao Watanabe – as the music of Burt Bacharach and The Beatles give him a fresh showcase for his sound! The Bacharach material is handled a bit like Watanabe's take on bossa tunes – with fuller backings, but a strong focus on his lyrical solos – and the Beatles numbers are maybe a bit more groovy, especially as they include some surprising tracks from the later years of the group! Sadao plays both soprano sax and alto – and the instrumentation includes drums from Fumio Watanabe, trumpet from Terumasa Hino, and even a bit of organ and electric harpsichord from Kazuo Yashiro and Yoshio Suzuki! Titles include "Magical Mystery Tour", "I Am The Walrus", "Reach Out For Me", "Trains Boats & Planes", "The Look Of Love", and "Blue Jay Way". CD

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Willie West & Cold Diamond & MinkGive it Back (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Willie West is a soul singer with a long legacy of his own – but to our ears, the real stars here are Cold Diamond & Mink – whose funky backings make the tune crackle with soul right from the start! There's a great drum break, offbeat organ, and these horn blasts that make the whole thing feel like some rare Nola 45 – and all these elements come to the forefront even more strongly on the instrumental flipside! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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