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✨✧ JVC ForceBig Trax (voc, inst)/6 Feet Back On The Map (hardcore mixup, bedside manor, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nearly impossible to find major label single from this great Long Island crew, and if we remember right, their last release. Dope beats and rhymes on a nice lost piece of East coast hip hop history. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it really gets at the tales behind those iconic images on the screen – and the all-pro presentation of Don Cornelius too. And, in addition to the main body of the book, the publication also includes this massive show-by-show list of appearances – for 37 seasons of Soul Train, including the later rerun years – with details on the performers and dates for each show, in a section that's over 50 pages in length! The book also includes some nice color images in the middle, and is 243 pages, softcover. Book

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Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
The heady life and even hipper music of Sly Stone – told here by an author who managed to get Stone's participation on the project! The book focuses most strongly on Sly's rise to fame and key late 60s/early 70s years – a time when his records not only changed the face of soul music, but also had a pretty big influence on rock as well. Kaliss also follows Stone through some of his more obscure years, and captures him during his recent comeback moment, too – although we'll be the first to admit that the vintage bits are the most interesting. The book features introductions from Stone and George Clinton, plus a nice photo section in the middle. 210 pages, hardcover. Book

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OV WrightWhen You Took Your Love From Me/I Was Born All Over ... 7-inch
Back Beat, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Sugar Pie DeSantoGoing Back Where I Belong/Wish That You Were Mine ... 7-inch
Veltone, Early 60s. Good+ ... $39.99
Nice nice pre-Chess work by Sugar Pie! "Going Back Where I Belong" is a stepping, bluesy number – but it's done in a cool style that avoids cliche – vamping beat in the background, and a slightly double-dubbed vocal that makes Sugar sound extra sweet and extra sexy! "Wish That You Were Mine" has a nice gentle rocking feel – again with a strange recording approach to the vocals, and a bit more of a teen tenor kind of sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousPlanet Beat – From The Shel Talmy Vaults ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Rare treasures from the mid 60s British beat scene – filled with raw rhythms and the tightest of harmonies – impeccable stuff from the personal archives legendary producer Shel Talmy! This set includes tunes in a similar orbit for sure, but Planet Beat is big one, not some little moon – with grittier rockers and easier going numbers alike, with raw soul influences and harmonies galore – it's pretty diverse beyond the shared characteristics. It's all rarities, too, more than half of it previously unreleased, which is kind of a stunner given the high quality throughout, with tracks by The Untamed, The First Gear, The Zephyrs, Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs, The Imp-Acts, The Lancastrians, The Pathfinders, The Talisman & more, recorded for Decca, Planet, Stateside, Columbia, Pye and other labels back in the day. 24 tracks in all: "My Baby Is Gone", by The Untamed, "Why" by The Pathfinders, "There's Something About You" by The Zephyrs, "Lonely Man" by The Lancastrians, "She Said Yeah" by The Presidents, "Our Love Is Gone" by The Imp-Acts, "Please Go" by The Trekkas, "Talk To Me Baby" by The Rising Sons, "Kids Take Over" by The Untamed, "Just Can't Keep A Good Man Down" by The Talismans and more. CD

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VariousTeen Beat Vol 6 – Another 26 Great Rockin Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 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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✨✧ Henryk DebichString Beat ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ WhodiniBack In Black ... LP
Jive, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Whodini's third LP, and probably their last good one. A little less of the electro production but still some nice cuts including the big beat production on "Funky Beat", the goofy "I'm A Ho" and the mellow hit "One Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousDetroit Soul – Thirty Rare Gems From The Vaults Of La Beat Records ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Key proof that Detroit was easily one of the most fertile cities for soul music back in the 60s – because even in an obscure collection like this, nearly every track is a winner! The La Beat label flourished briefly in the Motor City in the last half of the 60s, and although the company never charted big, it recorded some incredible work by lesser-knowns – often in a style that's a fair bit different than the Detroit hits of the period! There's a grittier feel to many of the sides here – a style that seems to borrow a bit of influence from southern soul, especially in the way that the vocals are allowed plenty of space to open up with lots of raspy, crackly notes that really give a nice edge to the tunes. Instrumentation is tight, but often a bit raunchy – with a funky undercurrent to the soul that creates a real difference from sweeter Detroit 60s singles. As with other Grapevine collections, the package is wonderful – filled with 30 tracks that barely saw the light of day in the 60s, supported by detailed thoughtful notes on both the label and the artists! Titles include "Take It From Me" by Clifford Binns, "Try Them" by Al Williams, "I'm Gonna Love You" by Edward Hamilton, "Be Happy For Me" by The Masqueraders, "Tired Of Being Your Fool" by Nelson Sanders, "I Can Make It" by Don Hart, "I Am Nothing (inst)" by The LPTs, "Modern Day Woman" by James Shorter, "This Won't Change" by Lester Tipton, "My Darling Baby" by Edward Hamilton & The Natural Looks, "It's In My Mind" by Don Hart & James Shorter, "I Got The Power" by The Masqueraders, "A Wet Pillow" by Lou Beatty, and "Long Cool Summer" by The LPTs. CD

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Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing/Moses Alive ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1962/1966. Used ... $4.99
2 Atlantic sessions from Mose – back to back on one CD! I Don't Worry is one of Mose's first albums for Atlantic – a great set of soulful jazz vocals, done in a rootsy style that has some slight New Orleans touches – and a nice sort of beat undercurrent! The sound of the set follows nicely from Mose's earlier work for Prestige and Columbia – with Mose on piano, plus Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. The set features 10 tracks in all – including "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place" and "The Song Is Ended". As you'd guess by the title, Mose Alive is recorded live, with a bit more of a hip flair than some of his earlier work for Prestige and Columbia, but still with those great vocals that went onto influence a generation of beatnik jazz singers. Mose has more than a bit of New Orleans in his tone – but he's also got some northern distance from his material, bringing a nice bit of wit into the recordings. There's a total of 11 tracks including "Parchman Farm", "Smashed", "Seventh Son", "Fool's Paradise", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "The Chaser". CD

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Amon TobinOut From Out Where ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
More dark and twisted beat science from Amon Tobin, filled with alien tones and coloristic washes of sound. Continuing to develop from his earlier work, Tobin continues to expand outward on this release, a challenging excursion into the outer limits of the new beat scene, with some complicated collages and other more atmospheric pieces. 11 tracks in all, including "Back From Space", 'Verbal", "Chronic Tronic", "Cosmo Retro Intro Outro", "Triple Science" and "Proper Hoodidge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $2.99
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but is certainly all her own – a space between jazz and soul that was hardly ever handled this well by other artists at the time. Titles include "Priceless", "Lead Me Into Love", "Giving You The Best That I Got", "Good Love", "Rules", "Good Enough", and "You Belong To Me". CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Arthur BlytheDa Da/Basic Blythe ... CD
Columbia/Beat Goes On (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy 2CD ... $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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BohannonMusic In The Air ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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

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Chemical BrothersSurrender (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Virgin (Japan), 1999. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
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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D'AngeloBlack Messiah ... LP
RCA, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has definitely been formative, as he comes back here with a righteous power that really blows away all his previous work! D'Angelo still loves the slow beat and mellow approach to funk – but he's also picked up a lot more fuzz and freak, too – righteous energy that more than lives up to the Black Messiah promised by the title, as do the lyrics. Instrumentation includes work by Questlove on drums, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, and Jesse Johnson on guitar – and the grooves have these tripping, slow-percolating elements that really give the lyrics a great sort of crackle. More than worth the wait – as you'll hear on titles that include "Back To The Future (parts 1 & 2)", "Sugah Daddy", "Really Love", "1000 Deaths", "Ain't That Easy", "Betray My Heart", "The Door", and "Till It's Done (Tutu)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)
Also available Black Messiah ... LP 22.99

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D'AngeloBlack Messiah ... LP
RCA, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $22.99 23.98
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has definitely been formative, as he comes back here with a righteous power that really blows away all his previous work! D'Angelo still loves the slow beat and mellow approach to funk – but he's also picked up a lot more fuzz and freak, too – righteous energy that more than lives up to the Black Messiah promised by the title, as do the lyrics. Instrumentation includes work by Questlove on drums, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, and Jesse Johnson on guitar – and the grooves have these tripping, slow-percolating elements that really give the lyrics a great sort of crackle. More than worth the wait – as you'll hear on titles that include "Back To The Future (parts 1 & 2)", "Sugah Daddy", "Really Love", "1000 Deaths", "Ain't That Easy", "Betray My Heart", "The Door", and "Till It's Done (Tutu)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Black Messiah ... LP 19.99

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Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel/Party In Me ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Two Capitol classics from the great Gene Dunlap – back to back on a single CD! First up is It's Just The Way I Feel – a classic soulful fusion album recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but he's got a flair for the modern soul song – and in the same style as Norman Connors or Harvey Mason before him, he manages to put together a strong record of grooves and ballads from behind the kit! The strongest point of the record is work by The Ridgeways, a female soul trio who sing on the best tracks, giving them a smooth Jones Girls-ish kind of sound. The album includes two modern soul classics – "Before You Break My Heart" and "It's Just the Way I Feel" – plus "Love Dancin", "Rock Radio", "I Got You", and "Surest Things Can Change". Party In Me is wonderful work from Gene Dunlap – a jazzy soul drummer, and also a maestro with a killer ear for a modern soul groove! The album's got a mix of grooves and sophistication that are a bit like the best early 80s material from Roy Ayers – never chartbound, and never too commercial – but nice and tight, and really well put together! The instrumentation has plenty of jazzy 80s groove touches – especially in the keyboards – and Dunlap does a nice job of balancing up beat tracks with the mellow moments we love so much in his work. Vocals are from a variety of singers – including the great Ethel Beatty, who'd sung with Roy Ayers – plus Phillippe Wynne, Pam Lawson, and Gene himself – and titles include "Something Inside My Head", "Something Special", "Corner Pocket", "There Will Never Be Another (Like You)", "Party In Me", "Jam City", and "This One's On Me". CD

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ESGCome Away With ESG ... LP
99 Records/Fire (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... On September 7, 2018
The only real full length album that ESG ever cut back in the day – and a great little set that's filled with tightly-snapping funk all the way through! The vibe here is one that strongly continues the groove laid down by the first ESG EP – a hypnotic blend of simple basslines, vocal chants, and punchy percussion – often produced with a bit of darkness in the mix, so that the music comes off sounding a lot colder than typical small combo funk! There's almost an arty post-punk sensibility to the music here – a sound that got ESG an audience in places most other funk groups could never reach, and which still stands up tremendously over the years! Titles include "Moody (Spaced Out)", "The Beat", "Tiny Sticks", "Parking Lot Blues", "You Make No Sense", "My Love For You", "Chistelle", "Dance", "Come Away", and "It's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album

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Georgie FameTwo Faces Of Fame/Third Face Of Fame ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... $9.99
2 classic albums from British vocalist Georgie Fame – back to back on one CD! First up are Two Faces Of Fame – live and studio – as each side of the album was recorded in each mode! Side one features the Brit jazz vocalist swinging in a live set recorded in early 1967 – done with lots of Hammond organ in the lineup, and an overall style that picks up a lot from Ray Charles and Mose Allison, but filters it through the groovier beat group styles of 60s London. Side two is even better, and features Georgie singing in more of a jazz-based mode – with lineups that feature some striking players that include Tony Oxley, Peter King, Gordon Beck, and Tubby Hayes. Tracks include a wonderful take on Mongo Santamaria's "El Pussycat", plus the tunes "Do It The Hard Way", "It Could Happen To You", "C'Est La Vie", "River's Invitation", "Greenback Dollar Bill", and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut". Third Face Of Fame is an even better album – one that has Fame moving past the swinging Mose Allison-inspired jazz vocal mode of earlier records, into a groovier style that picks up a range of different sounds! Georgie kicks off the album with his version of the ever-popular late 60s "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde" – and seems to use that tune as an excuse to explore a nice range of older jazz vocal approaches, including one tune that even has him reciting the lyrics in a Beatles-sounding monologue! Arrangements are by Harry South, with players that include Gordon Beck, John McLaughlin, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, and Ian Hammer – and titles include "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Blue Prelude", "Bullets Laverne", "This Is Always", "Mellow Yellow", and "Side By Side". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Allen GinsbergFirst Blues – Rags, Ballads, & Harmonium Songs ... CD
Folkways, 1981. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from beat legend Allen Ginsberg – not just a record of his famous poetry, but one that also features him on harmonium as well! There's a really weird, dark sound to the record – as Ginsberg plays harmonium and sings/speaks his own words – older themes from the 60s and 70s, recast here with almost a new sense of blues and frustration. The approach is quite unique, and almost features a Ginsberg cowed a bit by the changes of time, but still with the same sense of wit and clarity he brought to his work a few decades back. Titles include "CIA Dope Calypso", "Put Down Your Cigarette Rag", "Come Back Christmas", "Bus Ride Ballad Road To Suva", "Prayer Blues", and "Dope Fiend Blues". CD
(Out of print. Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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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 clear tape on the spine.)

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Sean Khan with Hermeto PascoalPalmares Fantasy ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits fantastically here in the company of the legendary Hermeto Pascoal, who plays Fender Rhodes and melodica on the record too! But honestly, even without Hermeto, Sean's pretty fantastic on his own – as his alto sax lines have this beautifully sharp edge, as does his work on flute and soprano – these soulful currents that almost rival recent work by Nat Birchall and some of his contemporaries. Other players include Ivan Conti on drums and Jim Mullin on electric guitar – and Heidi Vogel sings on two tracks, and Sabrina Mahleiros on one more. Titles include "Moment Of Collapse", "Waltz For Hermeto", "Palmares Fantasy", "Montreux", "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser", "The Blonde", and "The Conversation". CD

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Patti LabelleWinner In You ... LP
MCA, 1986. Sealed ... $2.99
A bit one for Patti Labelle in the 80s – a set that crossed over big at the time, but which still has the lady in very soulful territory! Patti seems to sparkle most here on the mellower cuts – the gentle groovers and laidback ballads that helped open her up to a whole new audience, and which really give her a different sound than her 70s Labelle years. Titles include the Bacharach/Carol Bayer Sager title "On My Own" – sung as a duet with Michael McDonald – plus "Oh People", "There's A Winner In You", "Finally We're Back Together", "Beat My Heart Like A Drum", "Kiss Away The Pain", "Something Special", and "You're Mine Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(With Gift Of Music sticker.)

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LimonadaLimonada ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
An amazing little record from the free-thinking scene in Uruguay at the end of the 60s – a strange mix of styles, but a brilliant one too! Limonada only ever cut this one record, but it's a real masterpiece – a blend of 60s beat group instrumentation, candomble rhythms, and some of the headier styles floating around the Brazilian and Peruvian scenes at the time – modes that were experimental, but always playful, and are handled here by Limonada in a sound that's instantly appealing, no matter what your language or politics! The record has a tremendously groovy sound from the very start – a compressed, slightly psychedelic sound that features lots of weird twists and turns, but always moves back into a straightforward groove in the nick of time. The production alone is worth the price of admission – at a level similar too, but rougher than, some of the Tropicalia work of the time – and titles include "Ojos Que Miran Lejos", "Pies Descalzos", "Lejos Estas", "Barrio De Casas Bajas", "Veo Luz En La Ventana", "Cambiar La Rosa", and "Viejo Tambor". Deluxe reissue package too – heavy vinyl and cover, and an insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1976 – Rare & Unreleased ... LP
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.98
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his hits, and worked with a variety of incredible acts to expand his sound – a good number of whom ended up recording for Hugh on the Chisa label, in a unique blend of American soul and African inspiration that was years ahead of its time! The Chisa sound was one of the first true forays into pan-global grooving – and it brought the sounds of Africa to the American mainstream at a level that few had managed before. Some groups were unique projects done for record – like the Johannesburg Street Band, which featured members of The Crusaders alongside Masekela – but others featured a variety of ex-patriots living in the US, with key singers and players who shine brightly under Hugh's guidance. This set really digs deep, and offers up some of the most heavily African-tuned tracks from Chisa's catalog – 14 titles that include "Witch Doctor" and "Ahvuomo" by Baranta with Miatta Fahinbulleh, "Joala" and "Za Labalaba" by The Zulus, "Awe Mfana" by Johannesburg Street Band, "Macongo" and "U Se Mcani" by Letta Mbulu, "Tepo" by Baranta, "Aredze" by The Zulus, "Mahlalela" by Letta Mbulu, and "Afro Beat Blues" by Ojah with Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album

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Medeski, Martin & WoodEnd Of The World Party ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... $2.99
One of the best records we've heard in years from Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a searing batch of grooves that really gets back to the trio's original brilliance, and which features some wonderful production from the Dust Brothers! There's a lean, hard, and funky sound to the set that struck us a real surprise after some of their recent recordings – a groove that often feels lifted straight off of a 70s funky soundtrack, inflected with some production touches to update the sound slightly, and accommodate a more beat-heavy approach that really helps their style a lot! The album features some guest guitar from Marc Ribot – nice and nasty, in a way that brings a real edge to the tunes – but as usual, it's the blend of keyboards, bass, and drums that push the real charm of the set! Titles include "Shine It", "Curtis", "Ice", "Bloody Oil", "Anonymous Skulls", "End Of The World Party", "Reflector", "Sasa", and "Queen Bee". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through digipack spine.)

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
An unlikely pairing – but that's what makes it so great! Mulligan and Hodges come together in this rare Verve set from the late 50s – an inspired combination of talents that really work some magic together. Hodges' tone is in the lead in our ears, always wonderful, especially in a set of open-ended tracks like this – but Mulligan's sweet and careful blowing works surprisingly well as a foil, giving the set a nice bottom, and a good overall approach. Backing is by a trio that features Claud Williamson, Buddy Clark, and Mel Lewis – and titles include "Bunny", "Back Beat", "What's The Rush", and "18 Carrots For Rabbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo UK pressing on His Master's Voice, in a flip-back cover, with light aging.)

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Mitsuru OgawaClub Jazz Definitive 1984 to 2015 (paperback) ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2015. New Copy Book ... $29.99
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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Philadelphia ExperimentPhiladelphia Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $7.99
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the trio, working together in a way that's not that different from the freestyle funk of Medeski, Martin, & Wood back when they used to care a bit more about the groove – and the group's joined on a few tracks by guests, including Pat Martino on guitar, Jon Swana on trumpet, and Larry Gold on cello. The best cuts on the set have a hard beat underneath, warm rolling basslines, and washes of keyboards over the top to keep things nice and sweet. Titles include "The Miles Hit", "Call For All Demons", "Grover", "Ain't It The Truth", "Mister Magic", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Lesson #4". CD
(Out of print.)

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Luis QuinteroPercussion Maddness – Presented By Louie Vega ... CD
BBE/Rapster (UK), 2006. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest albums we've heard from the hands of Louie Vega since his Nuyorican Soul project of a decade back – a mostly-Latin session built around the talents of percussionist Luisito Quintero, and featuring tracks in a mix of traditional and current dancefloor modes! There's hardly any of the house here that you might expect from the Vega name – and instead, the record bristles with raw acoustic energy from Quintero and a host of great guests that include Hilton Ruiz, Brian Lynch, Nestor Torres, Milton Cardona, Jose Mangual, and Blaze! And while Luisito certainly brings in plenty of Afro-Cuban percussion to the record, the tracks themselve stretch out in a real variety of pan-global influences – including Brazilian fusion, 21st century soul, and some of the best cross-cultural styles coming out of the current New York scene. The whole thing's great – Latin jazz at the core, but with so much more added on top – and titles include "Percussion Madness", "M'Bongi", "Our Love", "Love Remains The Same", "Oshgarina", "Four Beat Mambo", "Acid", "Quintero's Jam", "Tumbao", "Gabagada Gabagada Gabogodo Gabogodo", and "Aquilas Coisas Todas". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light wear.)

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T La RockLyrical King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and intensity that made that moment of new creativity so great – from the edgey production work and scratches by Louie Lou, to the extra help from Mantronik, and even the album's early appearances by Special K and MC Serch – which further the sense of collaboration from the streets that made some of the Fresh Records sets so great. Titles include "Lyrical King", "Back To Burn", "Three Minutes Of Beat Box", "Bust These Lyrics", "This Beat kicks", "Big Beat In London", and "It's Time To Chill". CD features bonus tracks – "It's Yours (12" radio)", "Breakdown (12" mix)", "He's Incredible (12" mix)", "Breaking Bells (12" mix)", "Bass Machine (12" mix)", "Love Blind (12" mix)", and "Runaway (12" voc)". CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A great introduction to the voice of Gabriel Tajeu – a singer who has this way of grabbing us right from the very first note, with a vibe that's classic enough to have made him huge way back in the 70s! Gabriel's music has a sound that's as sunny as the image on the cover – a style that reflects both his roots in Alabama, and his handling here by an overseas funk label – a mixing of modes that's maybe even greater than the sum of its parts, and served up at a level that's mighty fresh! Tajeu sings in a way that slides right into the lyric beautifully, and the backings are often light, but with a slight sense of groove – slightly jazzy around the edges to warm things up and maybe point just slightly towards 70s AOR territory. Titles include "Down To The Wire", "Raindrops", "Weight Of The World", "Someone To Love", "Sunday's Best", "The Beat Goes On", and "All I Want Is You". CD also features five bonus acoustic versions of songs on the album. CD

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James Taylor QuartetMoney Spyder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more than his usual Hammond – hitting a great British beat group instrumental style that's dripping with soul – and which supplies a perfect soundtrack for this "fake film" that has overriding crime/cop themes! This was the record that first hooked us on James Taylor way back in the 80s, and it's got an amazing groove that still sounds very fresh today. Titles include "The Money Spyder", "Car Chase", "Mr. Cool's Dream", "The Onion Club", "The Stroll", and "A Real Mean Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Babe WallaceDizengoff (one sided single) ... 7-inch
Blue Beat (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $3.99
A mad groover from Babe Wallace – mixing surprisingly raucous R&B with a big band-sized orchestrations, wild vocals and an incredibly hip late 60s sound! It's a wild one, but totally infectious, almost the kind of thing you might expect to hearing backing some of the hippest, mod-era soul or pop – but the vocals roll from Yiddish to English, and back, giving it a oddball charm that's really unlike anything anything else! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bruno ZambriniMia Moglie E' Una Bestia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1988. New Copy ... $22.99
A crazy kind of soundtrack for a crazy kind of film – a late 80s Italian comedy about a guy who discovers a cavewoman and brings her back to live in contemporary Italy! The music is about as 80s as you can get – especially in the comedy style – upbeat, and playful – with lots of keyboard work that often leaps around in these colorful ways, usually with rhythm patterns underneath – sometimes slowed down at moments of greater tension or drama. The basslines are pretty bold, too – and the whole thing is definitely one of those film scores from the generation influenced strongly by Miami Vice and Beverly Hills Cop. CD features 25 tracks in all – plus notes in English and Italian. CD

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VariousGiant Single – The Profile Records Rap Anthology (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Profile, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 24.98
The Profile Records label may be best-remembered as the initial home of Run DMC – but back in the day, the company was one of the top imprints on the New York scene – and one of the few who could be a bit bigtime, yet still keep the right sort of ears to the ground! The selection here certainly lives up to that legacy – as the music is filled with some overlooked treasures, mixed with a few key classics – all to serve up a perfect portrait of the hip hop underground as it was really breaking out and moving up! Titles include "Genius Rap" by Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, "Whip Rap" by Disco Four, "Word Of Mouth" by King Kut, "A Fly Guy" by Pebblee Poo, "Fresh" by Fresh 3 MCs, "Beat Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K-Rob, "Nightmares" by Dana Dane, "Get Off My Tip" by Masterdon Committee, "Lies Lies" by Rap-O-Matic, "It's My Beat" by Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce, "Drag Rap" by The Showboys, "Here Comes That Beat" by Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars, and "Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-DMC. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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VariousSoho Espresso ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The fab sound of London in the postwar years – a set of cooking cuts from the Soho scene, served up from a time when the city was finally getting back its steam! The music here is a really hip array of modes – a bit of jazz, Latin, rock instrumental, and more – used in tunes that definitely have a beatnik sort of vibe – or maybe more of a "beat fantasy" feel overall! The collection's got the same wonderful approach to the music that we love on other Cryodon Municipal releases – music we never would have heard otherwise, expertly chosen and put together to illustrate a slice of the world with very vivid results. The whole thing's as groovy as you'd expect from the title – and tracks include "Sleep Walk" by Ken Mackintosh, "Pretend" by Tony Dunning, "Espresso" by The Pines, "Hot Chocolate Crazy" by Eden Kane, "Coffee Bar Calypso" by Maxine Daniels, "Ambush" by Jeff Rowena Group, "Jam Roll" by The Planets, "Juvenile Delinquent" by Suzy Cope, "Fury" by Bert Weedon, "Fried Onions" by Ted Taylor Four, and "Goodness Knows" by Ricky Wayne. CD

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

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✨✧ VariousTommy Boy Greatest Beats ... LP
Tommy Boy, Mid 80s. Used 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Street Beat, 1980s. Used ... $19.99
Finally! The first two compilations in the legendary series that broke open the crates, and let the rest of the world have easy access to classic breaks and beats put together on one CD! Each of the first two volumes in this set had 6 tracks, and almost all of them had the now well known edits that extended the sough after breaks: The Monkees' "Mary Mary", Bad Bascomb's "Black Grass", The Winstons' "Amen Brother", 7th Wonder's "Daisy Lady", D.C. Larue's "Indiscreet", and Rufus Thomas' "Do The Funky Penguin", Wilson Picket's "Get Me Back On Time", Juice's "Catch A Groove"*, The Rolling Stones' "Honkey Tonk Woman" and Disco Italiano's "Chella Lla", plus unedited versions of Funkadelic's "You'll Like It Too" and Roy Ayers' "Boogie Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWe Out Here ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the avant jazz of London improvisers, nor the electric sounds of the broken beat world, or retro funk of another scene – but fantastic acoustic jazz that at one level brings back deeper spiritual sounds from generations back, but at another flings forward its sounds with inspiration that will be setting the standard for years to come. We've only had a few of these artists on record before, and together they work beautifully as a strong new proclamation of talent – on titles that include "Once" by Nubya Garcia, "Inside The Acorn" by Maisha, "Pure Shade" by Ezra Collective, "The Balance" by Moses Boyd, "Brockley" by Theon Cross, "Walls" by Triforce, "Black Skin Black Masks" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Go See" by Joe Armon Jones, and "Abusey Junction" by Kokoroko. CD

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✨✧ Art Of NoiseDaft ... CD
ZTT, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collection of work from the earliest and greatest years of Art Of Noise – sessions recorded during 1983, at a time when Trevor Horn and Paul Morley were still key members of the group – and when AON was working in a groundbreaking use of sound samples, beats, and other bits – in a way that's hardly ever been matched since! The overstuffed CD features tunes from the group's album Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise, plus the EP Into Battle, and the 12" single of "Moments In Love", which contained some especially nice chunks from the group. The approach here is stark, spare, simple, and bare – an extremely optimistic use of the power of sound, and one that's got roots that stretch back to the heights of early 20th century modernism – despite the group's euqlly strong impact on early 80s street culture. Titles include "Love", "A Time For Fear", "Beat Box", "The Army Now", "How To Kill", "Realisation", "Bright Noise", "Flesh In Armour", "Comes & Goes", "Snapshot", "Close To The Edit", and "Three Fingers Of Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. CD

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsMelting Pot ... LP
Stax, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Booker T & The MGs – and very different than their early work! The record has Book & Co taking off with a stretched-out jazzy sound – carving expanded grooves that are filled with sweet organ solos, choppy guitar riffs, and some incredibly tight rhythm lines – more than enough to make this set a standout in the collection of any beat digger! Includes the massive "Melting Pot" – an oft-sampled jam that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus "LA Jazz Song", which features amazingly tight guitar work from Steve Cropper, and the nice cuts "Fuquawi" and "Chicken Pox". Other titles include "Back Home", "Sunny Monday", and "Hi Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ LimonadaLimonada ... CD
Sondor/Lion, 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little record from the free-thinking scene in Uruguay at the end of the 60s – a strange mix of styles, but a brilliant one too! Limonada only ever cut this one record, but it's a real masterpiece – a blend of 60s beat group instrumentation, candomble rhythms, and some of the headier styles floating around the Brazilian and Peruvian scenes at the time – modes that were experimental, but always playful, and are handled here by Limonada in a sound that's instantly appealing, no matter what your language or politics! The record has a tremendously groovy sound from the very start – a compressed, slightly psychedelic sound that features lots of weird twists and turns, but always moves back into a straightforward groove in the nick of time. The production alone is worth the price of admission – at a level similar too, but rougher than, some of the Tropicalia work of the time – and titles include "Ojos Que Miran Lejos", "Pies Descalzos", "Lejos Estas", "Barrio De Casas Bajas", "Veo Luz En La Ventana", "Cambiar La Rosa", and "Viejo Tambor". CD features a previously-unissued live track! CD
Also available Limonada ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud – beat-y and splashy – maybe more funky than on any othe records under his name, and fitted with fantastically bold work from Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, and the great Nick Mazzarella on alto sax! There's also some turntables from Lefto – but used musically, and not in the kind of heavy-handed way that used to ruin a jazz session a decade or so back – and the group perform titles that include "The Locator", "Above & Beyond", "Venus Rising", "Icy Lightning", "Left Fields", "RFJ III", and "Early Bird Once Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unlikely pairing – but that's what makes the record so great! Mulligan and Hodges come together in this rare Verve set from the late 50s – an inspired combination of talents that really work some magic together. Hodges' tone is in the lead in our ears, always wonderful, especially in a set of open-ended tracks like this – but Mulligan's sweet and careful blowing works surprisingly well as a foil, giving the set a nice bottom, and a good overall approach. Backing is by a trio that features Claud Williamson, Buddy Clark, and Mel Lewis – and titles include "Bunny", "Back Beat", "What's The Rush", and "18 Carrots For Rabbit". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ RamonesRamones (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The birth of punk rock as a bonafide genre, and not only that, a record that changed the rules – stripping rock and roll back down raw essentials – and unwittingly appearing as one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Given the stripped, buzzing simplicity, it's impossible to describe this record without sounding like a blow hard, but you really can't overstate what these four goony guys from Queens accomplished. 30-odd years of the most visceral pop music concentrated into 2 minute, 3 chord blasts of beautiful sonic catharsis – and they could barely even play! It's astonishing. Thanks boys! Tracks include "Blitzkrieg Bop", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "Beat On The Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "I Don't Wanna Around With You", "Loudmouth", and "Today Your Love Tomorrow The World". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Simon & GarfunkelSounds Of Silence ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful "April Come She Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 360 Sound mono pressing, with the Tiger Beat magazine visible on the back cover.)

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✨✧ Slum VillageFantastic Vol 1 ... LP
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slum Village's legendary Fantastic Vol 1 – one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're left pretty close to speechless by how tightly these tracks hold up. This is indeed the template for so many great Dilla productions to come, but it's much more than merely that. While the MCs may not spin the most revolutionary rhymes in the world, the way the mics so deftly fill the deceptively spare production is nothing short of masterful. To put it another way, this genuinely lives up to the legend. This is the 2LP version with 24 in all: "Keep It On (This Beat)","Forth & Back","Beej N Dem", "Hoc N Pucky", "Give This N***a", "Players", "I Don't Know", "Look Of Love (Rmx)", "2 You 4 You", "How We BullS**t", "Estimate" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy TaylorCross-Section ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great record – or half-great, as the case may be! One part of this album features Billy with his standard trio of Earl May and Percy Brice, playing mellow piano trio versions of tracks that include "Tune For Tex", "Goodbye", "Biddy's Beat", and "Eddie's Theme". Those cuts are fine, but the real strength of the album lies on the last 4 cuts – all killer Latin jazz numbers cut with a rhythm section that includes Machito, Jose Mangual, Charlie Smith, and Uba Nieto. The added conga, bongos, and timbales really make the tracks groove – and you'll find yourself coming back to "I Love To Mambo", "Mambo Azul", "Early Morning Mambo", and "Candido" more than you will the rest of the record. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChicago Trax Volume 1 ... LP
Trax, 1987. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
19 tracks in all: "Pleasure Control" and "Ride The Rhythm" by On The House, "No Way Back" and "We're Rocking Down The House" by Adonis, "Work The Box" by Santos, "JB Piano Trax" by Duane & Co, "The House Music Anthem - Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson, "What's Up Rocky" by Boris Betanoff, "Thank Ya" by Sweet D, "Can You Feel It" and 'Washing Machine" by Mr Fingers, "R U Hot Enough' by Virgo, "7 Ways To Jack" by Hercules, "Give Yourself To Me" by the Rude Boy Farley Keith, "When You Hold Me" by Master C & J, "House Beat Box" by Sampson Butch Moore, "Dum Dum" by Fresh, "What Is House?" by Willie Wonka and "The Jungle" by Jungle Wonz. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with black text. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousReturn Of The DJ Vol 1 ... LP
Bomb Hip Hop, 1999. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As the little sticker on the front cover says, "The first all DJ/all scratching album". Originally issued back in the late 90s, this set helped take turntablism out of the contest circuit and into mainstream hip hop, with some amazing tracks from Q-Bert, Disk, Shortkut, Mixmaster Mike, Honda, Yutaka, Aladdin, The Beat Junkies, the Jeep Beat Collective, Peanut Butter Wolf, Babu, Z Trip, Rob Swift, Ghetto, Cut Chemist and Kool DJ EQ. 12 tracks in all, including the hard to get "Lesson 4" by Cut Chemist, plus "U Can Get With Discs Or U Can Get With DAT", "Invasion Of The Octopus People" and "Rob Get's Busy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 2 ... LP
Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first Ultimate Breaks and Beats sets – packed with hard-hitting funky tunes, of the sort that played big in South Bronx street parties! 6 tracks in all, 4 with the break edited and extended: Wilson Picket's "Get Me Back On Time", Juice's "Catch A Groove"*, The Rolling Stones' "Honkey Tonk Woman" and Disco Italiano's "Chella Lla", plus Funkadelic's "You'll Like It Too" and Roy Ayers' "Boogie Back", LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousVinyl Exams ... LP
Sony, 2000. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice comp of old school cuts: Schoolly D "PSK What Does It Mean?", Ultramag "Ego Trippin", Fearless Four "Rockin It", Treacherous Three "Body Rock", Just Ice "Going Way Back", Steady B "Bring The Beat Back", Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud "Girls I Got 'Em Locked", fat Boys "Stick 'Em", Roxanne Shante & Biz Mark "Def Fresh Crew", Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce "It's My Beat", Run DMC "Peter Piper" and Fresh 3 MCs "Fresh". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWe Out Here ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the avant jazz of London improvisers, nor the electric sounds of the broken beat world, or retro funk of another scene – but fantastic acoustic jazz that at one level brings back deeper spiritual sounds from generations back, but at another flings forward its sounds with inspiration that will be setting the standard for years to come. We've only had a few of these artists on record before, and together they work beautifully as a strong new proclamation of talent – on titles that include "Once" by Nubya Garcia, "Inside The Acorn" by Maisha, "Pure Shade" by Ezra Collective, "The Balance" by Moses Boyd, "Brockley" by Theon Cross, "Walls" by Triforce, "Black Skin Black Masks" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Go See" by Joe Armon Jones, and "Abusey Junction" by Kokoroko. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Out Here ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Carolines Featuring Carell MancusoCarolines EP – Big House/Baby That's Me/Mama's Little Girl ... 7-inch
Ace (UK), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
The cover looks like a vintage 45 – but all the work here is previously unreleased, even though it was recorded back in that magical year of 1966! The Carolines are a wonderful girl group with a Brill Building sort of bigness in their sound – almost wall of sound production from Larry Weiss, and a strength that might well beat the singles the group did issue for Roulette and Dynavoice in the 60s! Titles include their own "Big House", and versions of "Mama's Little Girl" and "Baby That's Me". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Shirley EllisThree Six Nine – The Best Of Shirley Ellis ... CD
Congress/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard-romping soul from the great Shirley Ellis – a singer most folks know for a single crossover hit – but an artist who's got a hell of a lot more to offer than just that novelty number! This excellent package is a long-overdue look at one of the queens of raw soul in the 60s – a singer who could belt it out with a hell of an edge, even when the music was moving at a mighty fast clip – which it does often here, as Shirley works with superb guidance from arranger Lincoln Chase – whose ears for a groove are outstanding at this point in his career! The package brings together early singles for the Congress label, plus even more obscure work a few years later for Columbia Records – and as always with Ace, the whole presentation is wonderful – light years away from just a simple greatest hits or public domain package. Titles include "The Nitty Gritty", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Get Out", "Takin Care Of Business", "The Clapping Song", "Sugar Let's Shing A Ling", "Back Track", "Yes I'm Ready", "Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife", "You Better Be Good World", "Ka Ta Ga Ta Boom Beat", "The Name Game", "I Never Will Forget", "Such A Night", "That's What The Nitty Gritty Is", and "One Sour Note". CD

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✨✧ Sean Khan with Hermeto PascoalPalmares Fantasy (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits fantastically here in the company of the legendary Hermeto Pascoal, who plays Fender Rhodes and melodica on the record too! But honestly, even without Hermeto, Sean's pretty fantastic on his own – as his alto sax lines have this beautifully sharp edge, as does his work on flute and soprano – these soulful currents that almost rival recent work by Nat Birchall and some of his contemporaries. Other players include Ivan Conti on drums and Jim Mullin on electric guitar – and Heidi Vogel sings on two tracks, and Sabrina Mahleiros on one more. Titles include "Moment Of Collapse", "Waltz For Hermeto", "Palmares Fantasy", "Montreux", "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser", "The Blonde", and "The Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palmares Fantasy ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ MusiqJuslisen ... LP
Def Soul, 2002. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A great bit of NuSoul from Musiq Soulchild – warm, beat-heavy, and with a sinewy vocal style that reminds us a bit of D'Angelo, but harder. The album's Musiq's second – and it's another proud statement from the current Philly underground, the kind of modern day soul that's transforming the face of R&B, and winning back tons of listeners who'd departed the urban scene years ago. The back cover shows Musiq kicking back with a set of fat 70s headphones, digging in the crates while listening to a pile of 8 tracks – and we couldn't think of a better image to sum up the sound of this one! Titles include "Time", "Future", "Newness", "Solong", "Bestfriend", "Something", and "Dontchange". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersComplete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol 4 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Fourth and final volume in this insanely deep collection of singles issued originally on the Upsetter label. A huge and exhaustive undertaking, this set has the same detailed notes and nice book as all the other volumes in the set, making a weighty volume indeed! 48 tracks: Dennis Alcapone "Alpha & Omega", "Africa Stand", "Master Key", "Key Hole", "Back Biter" and "Back Biter Version", Junior Byles "Beat Down Babylon (King Alpha)" and "(Festival) Da Da", Winston Wright & the 3rd & 4th Generation "Example pts 1 & 2", Lloyd Parks "Mighty Cloud Of Joy" and "Mighty Cloud Version", Chenley Duffus & the Soul Avengers "Bet You Don't Know" and "To Be Your Lover", Dennis Alcapone & Dave Barker "Wonder Man", King Iwah & the Stingers "Give Me Power No. 2", Max Romeo "Public Enemy Number One", Prince Tallis & Challis "He Who Feels It", Neville grant "Black Man's Time", Ansell Collins & the Upsetters "Black Supreme", Lee Perry & the Upsetters "French Connection", "French Connection Chapter 2", "Da Da Version", "Pumping Version", "Puss-See-Hole", "Jungle Lion" and "Freak & Skank", Maxie, Niney & Scratch "Babylon Burning", Wesley Germs Martin "Whiplash", Alva Reggie Lewis "Natty Natty" and "Natty Natty Version", Bob Marley & the Wailers "keep On Moving" and "African Herbsman", Righteous Flames "One Love One Heart", Big Youth "Moving Version", the Stingers "Preacher Man" and "Preacher Version", Winston Groovy "Want To Be Loved", Charlie Ace & Lee Perry "Cow Thief Skank", Charlie Ace & the Upsetters "Seven and Three Quarters Skank", Leo Graham "News Flash" and "Flashing Echo", David Isaacs "Stranger On Shore", Dillinger "John Devour", Lee Perry "Water Pump" and the Upsetters "Babylon Chapter 5". CD

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✨✧ Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An overstuffed collection – one that's filled with famous Nino Rota soundtrack material – for films by Fellini, Visconti, and others! First up is the excellent score for 8 1/2 – beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best work for Fellini. Carlo Savina conducted, and he does an excellent job with Rota's ideas – crafting them into short little packets of sound, woven tightly into little balls that pass back and forth as the mood of the film changes, in a similar mode to the scoring for La Dolce Vita. Titles include "Cadillac", "Cimitero", "Discesa Ai Fanghi", "La Passerella D'Addio", "Concertino Alle Terme", and "E Poi". Next is Rocco & His Brothers – a wonderful Nino Rota score – composed around the same time as his better-known work for Fellini, but done for a film directed by Luchino Visconti! There's a great mix of darkness and light in the music – some playful themes mixed with moodier moments – set to instrumentation that includes organ, bandeon, violin, and sax – with occasional larger orchestrations as well, but always with that sense of intimacy that made Rota one of the first fresh composers on the European scene of the postwar years. If you dig Rota's work for Fellini, you'll find plenty here to love – on titles that include "Come Tu Vuoi", "Milano E Nadia", "Terra Lontana", "L'Amore Di Rocco", and "La Loro Storia". The Leopard is a slightly more straightforward score – done for the famous film with Burt Lancaster in the lead. Boccaccio 70 is a 3-part soundtrack to a 3-part film that features different segments by Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica. The mode is Italian sex comedy – and the styles used here by Trovajoli and Rota are groovy and whimsical – occasionally touched with jazz or jerk/beat modes, but more in the ornate humoresque mode of early 60s Italian scores. CD also features Rota soundtrack material from the films La Riffa, Il Lavora, and The Temptation Of Dr Antonio. CD

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✨✧ VariousBill Brewster Presents Tribal Rites (3CD set) ... CD
Eskimo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Bill Brewster's taught us plenty about music over the years – both as a writer and dancefloor historian, and with some of his ultra-cool collections for various labels! But this time around, Bill tells us as much about himself as he does the history of popular music – by tying together some of his favorite records of the 70s and 80s, in a mix of modes that's nicely loose, and which features loads of great surprises along the way! The set's not your standard mix of funk and dancefloor tracks – as the vibe here is maybe more like some of those cool celebrity-chosen collections from a decade or so back – like the great Trip series, or some of its contemporaries. And although we always thought Brewster really knew a lot about music, he really blows us away here – with a huge amount of tracks that we'd never heard before, all working together in great new ways in the setting. Titles include "Maranatha" by Latin Breed, "Rhythm Kung Fu" by Banzai, "Cartoon People" by Freddi & Henchi, "Life In The Big City" by The General, "No Limit" by Final Edition, "Issmak" by Apatchi Band, "Reggae Makossa" by Brent Dowe & The Gaytones, "Rejoice" by Agape, "Animal Rhapsody (version)" by The Raincoats, "Side A Side B" by Deborah & The Puerto Ricans, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Jeff Duff, "Crazy Beat" by Motion, "Turning Back" by Peter Accident, "Family Prayer" by Clifton King, "Night Images (Swayzak early mid afternoon mix)" by Larry Heard, "Excursion 2" by B McCarthy & Rasoul, "What Time It Is (part 2 – Bill Brewster edit)" by General Crook, and "Don't Stay For Breakfast" by Stroer. CD

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✨✧ VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! Medina's always been one of the most forward-thinking artists in the underground – and you can definitely hear that quality in this set – as Rich effortlessly steps back and forth in space and time, to create a unified sound that bristles with electricity, while still reveling in all the key acoustic elements from the 70s. Titles include "For The People" by Aquil, "Bango Fields" by Kutiman, "For Real (2011 edition Atjazz rmx)" by Atjazz, Olodumare" by Wale Oyejide, "Bushman" by Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, "Stalemate" by Fela & The Afrika 70, "Jungle Beat (Mutaba)" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes, "Soul Makossa" by Original Nairobi Afro Band, "Why Can't We Live Together (Sao Benitez BV dub)" by River Oceaon, and "Na Oil" by Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... CD
International Anthem/P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud – beat-y and splashy – maybe more funky than on any othe records under his name, and fitted with fantastically bold work from Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, and the great Nick Mazzarella on alto sax! There's also some turntables from Lefto – but used musically, and not in the kind of heavy-handed way that used to ruin a jazz session a decade or so back – and the group perform titles that include "The Locator", "Above & Beyond", "Venus Rising", "Icy Lightning", "Left Fields", "RFJ III", and "Early Bird Once Again". CD

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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniUna Sull'Altra/Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of wonderful soundtracks – back to back in a single collection! Una Sull'Altra is a groovy little gem from Riz Ortolani! The soundtrack's got an excellent late 60s feel – with tracks that mix electric bass with sitar, flute, organ, and some fuller jazzy arrangements. There's a strong jazz component running through the mix – taking the score past some of the easier campier moments, and giving it a solid overall sound that will keep you coming back to it again and again. Titles include "Sitar In Blues", "Lombard Street", "St Francisco Railways", "St Quentin", "Un Sull Altra", and "Susan & Jane". This CD version features a total of 21 tracks – including some unreleased bonus material. Non Si Zevizia Un Paperino has these amazing string passages that really creep us out – played with razor-sharpness and echoey quality on the best cuts, in an almost Psycho-like style that's really wonderful! Mellower cuts on the soundtrack have a nicely contrasting sweeter approach, with a few warm 70s-styled melodies – and the score is represented by 13 titles from the original album, including "Quei Giorni Insieme A Te", which features vocals by Omella Vanoni. CD

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✨✧ James Taylor QuartetMoney Spyder ... CD
Acid Jazz/Hollywood, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more than his usual Hammond – hitting a great British beat group instrumental style that's dripping with soul – and which supplies a perfect soundtrack for this "fake film" that has overriding crime/cop themes! This was the record that first hooked us on James Taylor way back in the 80s, and it's got an amazing groove that still sounds very fresh today. Titles include "The Money Spyder", "Car Chase", "Mr. Cool's Dream", "The Onion Club", "The Stroll", and "A Real Mean Time". CD
Also available Money Spyder (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Louie VegaNYC Disco ... CD
Nervous, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The mighty Louie Vega pays tribute to the New York scene that gave him a start – and which he helped transform with his classic club work of the past few decades! The set's a fantastic celebration of the spirit of disco, but is delivered with a very contemporary vibe – not straight house, but that warmer blend of the music that first started hitting the Paradise scene in the second half of the 80s – when folks weren't afraid to go back and borrow some of the best moments of the 70s, and work them into leaner grooves for the new generation. Vega was a key part of that generation – and there's a spirit here that's very much in keeping with his early Masters At Work material, especially when it got collaborative – as the record features work from guests, and a lot of classic tracks that are transformed in Vega's hands. Louie mixes lots of new music with his remixes – so the album is quite different than a remix record – and new guests include Josh Milan, The Martinez Brothers, Patrick Adams, Anane, Rochelle Fleming, Barbara Tucker, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Tony Touch – amidst older work by John Davis, Sylvester, Luther Vandross, Rhyze, Greg Henderson, and Klassique. 27 tracks in all – including "Rebel Nation" by Louie Vega with Patrick Adams & Cloud Two, "He Promised Me" by Bebe Winans, "Love Having You Around" by Louie Vega, "Get Myself Together (Louie Vega rmx)" by Luther Vandross, "Dreamin (Louie Vega rmx)" by Greg Henderson, "This Beat Is Mine" by Vicky D, "Cosmic Disco" by Dub Disco Band, "Get With The Funk" by Louie Vega, "Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega rmx)" by Sylvester", "Somebody's Loving You (Ray Reid 12" mix)" by Klassique, "Let's Do It (Louie Vega interpretation)" by Leroy Burgess & Convention, and "Gotta Get Outta Here" by Lucy Hawkins. CD

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✨✧ VariousGumba Fire – Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa ... CD
Soundway (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet electro grooves from the South African scene of the 80s – funky, soulful sides that are quite different than some of the nation's sounds that were getting bigger global play at the time! The 80s was a time of great worldwide awareness of the political struggles of South Africa and its people – and much of the musical exports were focused on righteous sounds that reflected that moment. Yet back at home, some of the biggest cuts were more playful and party-oriented – maybe provided as a respite from the challenges of society – as very clubby modes were an antidote to the hardship of life in New York. The grooves here are quite far from the sorts that Paul Simon and his compatriots were pushing up north – and much of this music is a fusion of 80s electro soul with more regional elements and maybe a bit of influence from the Caribbean – a bit like the clubby cross-cultural sounds from Paris at the start of the decade, but maybe a bit more gritty and beat-heavy overall. This set's one of the first to really dig deep into this generation for a global audience, and it's presented with the usual sense of care and history we've come to expect from Soundway Records – in a set of 15 tracks that include "My Brother" by The Survivals, "Mind Games" by Stimela, "Wayawaya" by Zoom, "Heartbeat" by Monwa & Sun, "Selallane" by Black Five, "Picnicing" by Starlight, "Africa" by Sabela, "Arrow Dub" by Zasha, "Listen To Me" by General Peter Maringa, and "She's Impossible" by Condry Ziqubu. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinElectrifying Aretha Franklin/Laughing On The Outside ... CD
Columbia/American Beat, 1962/1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great double-header from Aretha Franklin – her first 2 Columbia albums back to back on a single CD! Electrifying Aretha Franklin is one of the first albums she cut with John Hammond at Columbia, and although it's not in the classic soul mode of the Atlantic sessions, it's a darn nice batch of bluesy jazz tracks that would still stand the test of time well if people weren't so hung up on the pro-Atlantic propaganda that plays down the Columbia years. Backings are by Richard Wess on most tracks, and at times Aretha's voice is recorded with a nice echoey touch that gives the material almost an R&B-ish feel. Titles include "Rough Lover", "You Made Me Love You", "It's So Heartbreakin", "Nobody Like You", "I Told You So", and "Just For You". Laughing On The Outside is a real gem too – jazzy, and not at all like Aretha's soul sides for Atlantic – but her vocals sound wonderful on the record, in a completely different way than on later albums. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, and they've got a feel that's similar to some of the classic Ray Charles large group recordings for ABC – with slightly churchy backings behind the lead vocals, which are right out front in the set, and almost warmer than on other albums. Aretha sings mellow versions of standards like "Skylark", "For All We Know", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Where Are You?" – plus the obscure "Mr Ugly". CD
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✨✧ Phil SeymourPrince Of Power Pop – His Very Best Plus 11 Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Boardwalk/Big Beat (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of punk and new wave – and, in a way, his music was almost more of a basic return to standard rock and roll – but without all the overblown trappings of the 70s, in a way that really just focused on the singer and the song, and Seymour's incredible talent for putting over a hook! The sound is is relatively unassuming throughout, but the songs are plenty darn catchy – and are presented here in a well-chosen array of material from Phil's first two records for the Boardwalk label, plus 11 more tracks that were recorded at the time, but never issued. As usual with Ace/Big Beat, the presentation is great – lots of detailed notes, and plenty of music for your money – with titles that include "Suzie Glider", "Maybe It Was Memphis", "Baby It's You", "Precious To Me", "Then We Go Up", "Don't Blow Your Life Away", "Teaching Me", "I Found A Love", "Let Her Dance", "Stand Back & Take A Good Look", "I'll Be Waiting", "Looking For The Magic", "Now", and "Better To Me Than You". CD

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✨✧ Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman/Warm & Tender Soul (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive soul from 60s Atlantic – 2 legendary albums, back to back on one CD! When A Man Loves A Woman is a stone classic from Percy Sledge – and one of southern soul's all-time greatest hits! The title track, "When A Man Loves A Woman", is an undisputed masterpiece – with sweet bubbling organ, and heartbreaking vocals from Percy himself. The rest is pretty darn great, too – with a similar sound that's filled with love, warmth, and raw emotion. Titles include "Love Me Like You Mean It", "You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "Put A Little Lovin On Me", "Love Me All The Way", and "You Fooled Me". Warm & Tender Soul is equally great – a mature masterpiece of southern soul, recorded by Quinn Ivy with a hip batch of songs that shows that Sledge was a complicated singer, capable of moving way past his hits. The set includes a version of Dan Penn & Lindam Oldham's "It Tears Me Up", plus "I Stand Accused", "Oh How Happy", "Sweet Woman Like You", "So Much Love", and "Heart Of A Child". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Sugar Puddin", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "You've Got That Something Wonderful", and a remake of "When A Man Loves A Woman", recorded in 1966 but not issued until 1998. CD
 
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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPinata ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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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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 ... 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.)
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Backbeat Underground feat Aaron AbernathyShe Don't Love Me (Like I Do) (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Boogieburg, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
The song might have a slightly blue-ish title, but the sound here is surprisingly upbeat – thanks to some great grooves from Backbeat Underground – who almost have a Memphis soul kind of warmth, especially in the Hi Records side of the spectrum – which turns out to be a wonderful fit for Aaron Abernathy too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... 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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Bobby DarinGo Ahead & Back Up – The Lost Motown Masters ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Lost late material from the great Bobby Darin – more than two albums' worth of songs, all of which appear here for the first time ever! After some late 60s years in the folk wilderness, Bobby made a surprising step to Motown Records at the start of the 70s – and while the label did issue some of Darin's material, and helped him hit the right sort of vibe for his newly-polished image – they also left behind a fair bit of great work that never saw the light of day! The Bobby heard here is partly coming off that 60s love of folk and country that peaked on his late Atlantic recordings – but there's also some of the slight soul touches you'll hear on the other material that Motown did choose to release at the time – a new sort of confidence that really makes us wonder where Darin would have gone, had he not passed away at such a young, early age. The whole set is very well done – with copious notes on the material, and this unusual part of Darin's career – and the set features 24 tracks, with arrangements by Art Freeman, Bill Holman, Gene Page, and Freddie Perren. Titles include "Watch The River Flow", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Lady Madonna", "Higher & Higher", "Go Ahead & Back Up", "I Walk The Line", "Child Of Tears", "I Think The Devil Must Be Beating His Wife", "Catch The Wind", "We're Getting There", "Stray Dog", "I Don't Know How To Love Her", "Rags To Riches", and "Young Joe Caldwell". CD

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DipWon't Be Coming Back/Chanterelle ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful little single – one that's got more jazzy complexity than the usual funky 45! "Won't Be Coming Back" starts with a colorful riffing guitar, then opens to horns flowering in the same sort of chromes – creating positive, upbeat interplay while the tune grooves on! "Chanterelle" has more of a southern funk feel – bass stepping up and down the scale, while riffing guitar and horns do their thing! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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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.)

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FatbackWith Love ... LP
Spring, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Fatback are very firmly in an 80s mode here – using a bit more keyboards, beats, and electro touches than before, but still staying true to their funky inspirations! The style's somewhat more contemporarily commercial than a few of the group's previous records – clearly trying for a hit on a few numbers – but the rhythms and production are still a lot more real than most other hitbound bands of the era, and we can more than forgive the group for the few added hooks they bring into a few of the tunes! Titles include "He's A Freak, Undercover", "I Found Lovin", "Wide Glide", and "Please Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with pen on the labels. Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, and light wear.)

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Max Julian ft Conway The Machine & King MagneticBulletproof Backpacks/Recognize Trill ... 7-inch
Machine Wash, 2018. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Local freshness from beatsmith Max Julian. "Bulletproof Backpacks" features Conway The Machine & King Magnetic, "Recognize Trill" features Recognize Ali & Chris Crack. Cuts by DJ Alo. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & TogetherSittin On A Red Hot Stove/Nassau Beat (demo) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare grooves from this legendary group! "Sittin On A Red Hot Stove" is a slow-stepping monster – very hard and funky, but moving at a pace that's much more leisurely than anyone who's getting themselves burned on a grill! The tune's got a completely badass vibe that's almost like Merda – and it's backed here by a demo version of "Nassau Beat" – a very loose reworking of "Funky Nassau", with a nicely dark edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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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Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP 31.99
Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP 31.99

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VariousBackstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
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 "Potion" by Rick Clarke, I Can't Turn Away" by Savanna, "We're Funkin'" by Proton, "Pacific Dream" by The Oceans, "Girls Girls Girls" by Kandidate, "Take A Walk In The Moonlight" by The Paul Bailey Sound, "Eternally Grateful" by Janet Kay, "Sexy Lady" by Veira Krew, "Closer To Your Love" by Rare Moods and "Watching You" by Powerline. LP, Vinyl record album
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Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD 16.99
Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP 31.99

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VariousBackstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
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 "Non Stop Boogie" by Ritual, "Jazzin & Crusin" by Cache, "You Gotta Get It" by Congress, "Show Me You Care" by The Hudsons, "I've Got To Have You" by The Antilles, "Starlight" by Index, "All Night Long" by Cloud, "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown, "Love Time Machine" by AD 2000, and "Stop & Think" by Paradise. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD 16.99
Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP 31.99

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VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
BGP (UK), New Copy 2 LPs ... $22.99 24.98
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownPayback (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's greatest cuts ever – a stone funky monster that never gets old! The tune's got a snapping slow funk beat that's simply incredible, and it builds and builds with a sound that has an intensity that can't be beat! Plus, this 2-part single is actually pretty tough to find – a lot rarer than the album, with a strange spoken announcer over a few parts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MajikBack Into Your Heart/Dance Dance Dance (with poster) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Melodies International, 1979. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare late 70s groover from Hi Records – produced by Willie Mitchell, but given a much more clubby vibe than his previous work! The tune's uptempo, and has this great moogy bit at the start – before the positive, upbeat lyrics slide into the fast funk instrumentation in a mighty nice way! There's a great bassline break in the middle – almost worth the price of admission alone. "Dance Dance Dance" is even funkier – a super-quick club cut with bass work that's simply amazing! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousPhil Spector – Back To Mono 1958 to 1969 (4CD set) ... CD
Abkco, Late 50s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic box set featuring so many of the biggest, best, and brightest pop, rock & soul singles of the late 50s and on through the 60s – those ubiquitous, but no less incredible productions from that crazy genius Phil Spector! Back To Mono features many of the best known numbers by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love, the Checkmates, the Crystals and many more – all of it with the appropriately dubbed Wall Of Sound that made Phil Spector the most famous producer of all time! We'd love to see an addendum someday featuring a set of Spector's productions for those idiosyncratic superstars of the 70s (the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, the post-Beatles) – but as a snapshot of an era, this box can hardly be beaten! 60 tracks on the the main 3CDs in the set – plus a 4th CD featuring the classic Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector album from 1963! Titles include "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears, "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E King, "I Love How You Love Me" by Paris Sisters, "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals, "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Going To Marry" by Darlene Love, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes, "Hold Me Tight" by the Treasures, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers, "River Deep Mountain High" by Ike & Tina, "Love Is All I Have To Give" by Checkmates and tons more – plus the immortal holiday disc featuring the Ronettes, Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Crystals, Darlene Love and more! All that, and a thick, nearly 100 page booklet! CD
(Out of print. Includes book and "Back To Mono" button too!)

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✨✧ Fatback BandPeople Music ... CD
Deep Beats (UK), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
The classic! This is the great LP of hard funky cuts that perfectly sums up the Fatback style that you've heard so much about – but which you can't find on much of their late 70s albums. Loads of great hard funk cuts, with cool crowd noises and a non-stop groove all the way through. Monster cuts, including "Nija Walk", "Fatbackin", "Soul March", "Soul Man", "Kiba", "Clap Your Hands", and lots more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available People Music ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Ourra feat Andre EspeutDon't Back Down (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Compelling dancefloor beats, cosmic synth atmosphere, funky bass grooves and soul-steeped vocals – all things we love – and we're loving the neo-classic club grooves on the Star Creature label more and more! Ourra & Andre Espeut make 80s-inspired grooves fresh again, not skimping on the songcraft at all – Andre Espeut's vocals are really nice on the main version – but the instrumental on the flipside is plenty solid on its own! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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