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Brook BentonI Wanna Be With You ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean CarnHappy To Be With You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
One of Jean's classic Philly albums, recorded after she left Doug Carn, and started to make records as a solo artist. The record's got stellar production by Gamble & Huff and Dexter Wansel, and features a nice mix of up-tempo cuts and mellow ones. With the monster "Don't Let it Go to Your Head", and the mix of "Revelation" and "Infant Eyes" that she recorded earlier with Doug Carn. Other cuts include "(No, No) You Can't Come Back Now", "Together Once Again", and "I Bet She Won't Love You Like I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Linda CliffordLet Me Be Your Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Blixa Sounds, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Linda Clifford goes a bit over the top with this one – a lavish double-length set, of the sort that ended up bankrupting the Curtom label during the late 70s! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings than before – and which really open up onto longer songs that make full use of the double length space! There's a great number here titled "Don't Give It Up", a hip follow-up to the earlier hit "Runaway Love" – which has a similar bad talkin' approach, with Linda doing a bit of a monologue in the middle – a mode that we really love from the singer. Other tracks include "Let Me Be Your Woman", "Hold Me Close", and "Sweet Melodies" – plus the pairing of "One Of Those Songs" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which take up all of the 2nd disc in the 2LP set. CD features bonus tracks – "Don't Give It Up (12" disco mix)", and single versions of "Sweet Melodies", "Don't Give It Up", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". CD

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Frank FayBe Frank With Fay ... LP
Bally, 1957. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim HallIt's Nice To Be With You – Jim Hall In Berlin ... CD
MPS, 1969. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful album from guitarist Jim Hall – different than some of his other work, and with a slightly harder edge! The unique session has him playing in an MPS 60s mode – more straight-on than some of his more airy moments – with a sound and tone that still recalls his work with Paul Desmond or Art Farmer, but a more direct approach, and an occasional groove as well! The trio's as unique as the record – the great Jimmy Woode on bass and drums from Daniel Humair – and titles include "Blue Joe", "Romaine", "Young One For Debra", "Body & Soul", and a great version of "Up Up & Away", which soars to the sky in a way you'd never expect from Jim! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaThis Must Be Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Audiophile/Progressive, 1978. Used ... $9.99
A 70s gem from pianist Roland Hanna – a set that's still got all the best lyrical touches of his other music from the decade, but which also has a bit more bite at times too – thanks to strong rhythm work from the team of George Mraz on bass and Ben Riley on drums! Hanna's piano really seems to get an extra added kick from both players – from the funky start of the album, right through the ballads – which even seem to have this slight snap in the rhythms that's a bit unusual for Roland – and nicely welcome here! Titles include "Orange Funk", "The Interloper", "My Romance", and "Thou Swell". CD also features four bonus tracks – alternate takes of tracks on the album. CD

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Isley BrothersI Wanna Be With You (parts 1 & 2)/Rockin With Fire (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
T Neck, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Funky dancefloor material from the Isleys – pretty guitar-heavy, and not really their best moment, as the soul quotient's a bit low, and they're kind of lost in the grooves. "I Wanna Be" is served up in a disco version, which is really just an extended funker. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe Hill LouisBe Bop Boy – With Walter Horton & Mose Vinson ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Important work from Memphis blues legend Joe Hill Louis – a key postwar figure who was mostly known in the clubs for his act as a one-man band, but who also recorded often during the early years of Sun Records too! In fact, the work here is quite different than any sort of gimmick you might expect from Joe's usual routine – as the young Sam Phillips took great inspiration from the sound of Louis, and recorded him often during the earliest years of his studio and label – learning key lessons that he'd later apply to the bigger names that would make him his hits. The vibe here is nice and raw – similar to some of Sam's early sides with Howlin Wolf – and most numbers feature a combo, not Joe on his own – with players who include Walter Horton on harmonica, Albert Williams on piano, and Willie Nix on drums. Joe plays guitar and sings – often with a nice raw, full sound – on titles that include "She Treats Me Mean & Evil", "Tigerman", "We All Gotta Go Sometime", "My Love Has Gone", "Got A New Woman", "Sweetest Gal In Town", and "Keep Your Arms Around Me". The set also features related Sun Records material, all with Louis – "In The Mood", "West Winds Are Blowing", "We All Got To Go", and "Little Walter's Boogie" by Walter Horton – and "Mistreatin Boogie", "My Love Has Gone", and "Reap What You Sow" by Mose Vinson. CD

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M-TetGotta Be With You/Shades Of Joy ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
There's a great break right at the start of this one – which then leads into a warmer organ line, almost ala-Hi Records – which is pushed forward by a sweetly compressed rising horn section too! The whole thing's instrumental – and it's backed by the even funkier "Shades Of Joy" – a cover of a Jodorowsky theme – which has harder drums, more burning organ, and tighter horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Ray O VacsI'll Always Be In Love With You/Groovin Low ... 78 RPM
Coleman, Late 40s. Poor ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has a crack and both labels have a small sticker.)

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David Ruffin with Laverna MasonI Wanna Be With You/Still In Love With You ... 7-inch
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A heavenly late 70s track from David Ruffin – a groove that bubbles with a warm sound and a modern soul vibe – almost more Leon Ware than some of David's earlier work – and we mean that in the best way possible! Laverna Mason sings with Ruffin on the chorus – and the flipside, "Still In Love With You", has a groove that's more upbeat and clubby – but still topped with more great Ruffin vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A set that wasn't initially conceived as a full album by Gil Scott-Heron – but one that's come to be an essential part of his catalog, thanks to the always-relevant title theme! The album's actually a classic collection of work from the early years of Gil Scott-Heron at the Flying Dutchman label – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever – a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great keyboard accompaniment from frequent partner Brian Jackson on keyboards on nearly every track – plus help from Hubert Laws on flute and sax, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Nearly all the famous classics by Gil are here, and the titles include some of Gil's best jazz funk groovers, including "Pieces Of A Man", "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "Save The Children", "Sex Education Ghetto Style", "Whitey On The Moon", "Did You Hear What They Said", The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", and "No Knock". Plus, this CD edition adds in 9 more bonus tracks – including "Free Fall", "I Think I'll Call It Morning", "When You Are Who You Are", "Who'll Pay For Reparations On My Soul", "Speed Kills", "Paint It Black", "The Middle Of Your Day", "Free Will", "Or Down You Fall", and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (first version)". CD

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✨✧ Street Side BoyzI Want To Be With You (get down crosby mix, c&J mix, get down crosby mix, c&J mix) ... 12-inch
Street Side, 1988. Very Good- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". CD features the bonus track "Main Line (long version)" – issued here for the first time ever! CD
Also available I Wanna Be Selfish ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Dee EdwardsWhy Can't There Be Love/I Can Deal With That ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky work from Detroit's Dee Edwards – a tune that's almost a fuzzy take on earlier Motown soul modes – still romping, but with lots of trippy guitar around the edges – and echoey production that's almost got a Westbound vibe, as does the guitar! "I Can Deal With That" is one of the coolest cuts we've ever heard from Dee Edwards – a sweet mellow stepper that has a jazzy guitar lick tripping around the bottom, while Dee sings it strong on the top, but in a nicely understated way! The flipside adds in a bit of strings, but never in a way that dampens the groove at all – more like some nice bit of sweetening in the sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorBaby, We've Got Love/(I'll Always Be) In Love With You ... 7-inch
Derby, Mid 60s. Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very early work by Johnnie Taylor – and the flipside is a version of a Sam Cooke tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mary J BligeMary Jane (All Night Long) (remix)/I Love You (remix)/Be With You (remix)/Mary's Joint (remix) ... 12-inch
Uptown/MCA, 1995. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Remixes featuring in-their-prime appearances by LL Cool J on "Mary Jane", Smif-N-Wessun on "I Love You", and Lauryn Hill on "Be With You". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Uptown sleeve, with a small piece of masking tape.)

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✨✧ Rene MarieI Wanna Be Evil – With Love To Eartha Kitt ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Roy Ayers in a tight mid 80s funk mode – commanding a modern vibe really well, especially with his vibes so prominent in the sound! Although the sound's a step or two more modern than the Polydor years, Roy still sounds great – and he grooves nicely on this batch of tracks that mix his older jazz funk style with an 80s groove sound that has slight touches of electro. This mix of modes is really unique for the time, with Roy embracing the new school without completely letting go of his trailblazing personal approach. Jean Carn sings lead vocals on the cut "Can I See You", and the album also includes the nice stepper "Programmed For Love", plus "Virgo", "Night Flyte", and "For You", a smooth mellow cut that's got great vocals by Roy! This 2012 FTG edition features the rare single versions as bonus tracks – 6 in all, including "Programmed For Love (12" Extended Version)", "Hot (12" Version)", "Hot (Dub Mix)", "Slip N' Slide (7" Version) and more. CD

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✨✧ LightmenFree As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Judnell/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as it's a lot freer and more spiritual than later work from drummer Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen group! This set perfectly captures the unique vibe that the ensemble brought to the Houston scene at the start of the 70s – really the same sort of new jazz freedom explored by artists like Horace Tapscott in LA, or the AACM in Chicago – performed by a generation of musicians who might have been more straight ahead a few years before – but who really take off here in the new energy of the post-Coltrane years! Most numbers are still pretty rhythmic, and have a unified core – but some of the performances are even more outside than you'd know from later Lightmen records – showing a strong avant jazz pedigree for the members of the group. The lineup here features a very young Ronnie Laws on alto, soprano sax, and flute – sounding quite different than his jazz fusion work of the late 70s – and in addition to Thomas on drums, other players include Doug Harris on tenor, Carl Adams on trumpet, Kenny Abair on guitar, and Joe Singleton on trombone. Titles include "Creative Music", "Free As You Wanna Be", "May 67", "Luke 23:32-49", "#109 Psychosomatic", and "Talk Visit". Plus, this 2CD version features unreleased extended mono mixes – and a great booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ Carl CarltonI Wanna Be With You ... LP
ABC, 1975. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Bunny Sigler produced this one by Carl, and it's definitely got a lot of Bunny's Philly disco influences running through it. You won't find any "Bad Mamma Jamma" tracks on here – but you will find a lot of up-tempo cuts with a dancefloor sound. Titles include "Live For Today", "Let's Groove", "Willing & Able", "Spend The Night", and "Universal Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in the front.)

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✨✧ Willie HightowerOoh Baby How I Love You/It's Wonderful To Be In Love With You ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Capitol sleeve with titles written in pen.)

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✨✧ Jim ReevesGod Be With You ... LP
RCA, 1959. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A spiritual set from the great Jim Reeves – recorded during the height of his time at RCA! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing.)
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Rev CL FranklinLo, I Am With You Always/Ye Must Be Born Again ... CD
Air Gospel, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisDon't Be Afraid – The Music Of Charles Mingus ... CD
Jazz At Lincoln Center/Palmetto, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Helen Humes with Bill DoggettEvery Now & Then/Be Baba Leba ... 78 RPM
Aladdin, 1945. Poor ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ El Michels Affair with Lee FieldsNever Be Another You (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lee Fields fronts El Michels Affair – and his deep soul vocals are a perfect fit for their slow funk groove! The core tune already has a strong reggae vibe – different than other El Michel's music, but still done with that deep, dark quality in the rhythms – and the flipside features a version that's more instrumental, with some nice horns bubbling over the bassline! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Francis CoppietersPiano Viberations – Small Group Jazz Featuring Piano & Jazz With Rhythm – KPM 1166 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A straight jazz set from KPM, but a great one too – a record that's a great mix of piano and vibes, handled in an almost MPS-ish sort of way! There's a few funky numbers here, and some great rhythms too – very dynamic grooves that are heavy on modal influences, and which really sparkle like some of the best European studio jazz we know from the time. The tracks are all long and well-written too – played with plenty of solo space, and a nice break from the usual sound library mode! It's a shame that the players aren't listed, but given the grooves we can hardly complain – and titles include "The Open Highway", "Funky Chimes", "Cross Talk", "Waltz On The Off Beat", "Sales Talk", "Piano In Transit", "Samba De Negra", and "Blues In The Bassment". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kimiko Kasai with Herbie HancockButterfly ... LP
Columbia/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 36.99
A legendary pairing of talents – as Japanese jazz singer Kimiko Kasai works alongside Herbie Hancock – in a setting that's very much on the soul side of the spectrum! Both Herbie and Kimiko started out with a straighter jazz sound in their early years – but by the end of the 70s, they'd both picked up plenty of influences from R&B – although Kasai's work was largely unknown to American audiences. This set is one of those rare Japanese-only sessions by Herbie at the time – a few of which have gotten released overseas as the decades have gone on – and Hancock is in his best keyboard groove, and also gets additional help on the keys from Webster Lewis – who no doubt brings a strong soul current to the music too. Other musicians include Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Ray Obeido on guitar, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – in a groove that's like a tighter take on the sound of The Headhunters. Kimiko sings in English – and titles include some great versions of Herbie Hancock tunes – including "Maiden Voyage", "Sunlight", "Butterfly", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", and "Harvest Time" – plus a great take on Stevie Wonder's "As", the cut "Head In The Clouds", and the funk-steeped opener "I Thought It Was You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Butterfly ... LP 99.99

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✨✧ Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... LP
Enja/Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on flute, soprano, and tenor – blowing some tremendously soulful reed lines – plus incredible rhythms from Mal Waldron on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Cees See on drums. The record's an attempt to bring traditional Macedonian rhythms into a jazz perspective – but with players like these, it swings in a way any Macedonian album never could – damn soulful, and with a great exotic vibe. Davis is especially great, and plays in a soaring modal vein that's similar to his work on his classic MPS sides, and on the records he cut in America in the early 70s. The album's a beautiful session that often get's overlooked because it blends it with the Enja catalog – but it's really more of a record that belongs in an MPS reissue series, and is a great lost groover that's waiting to be rediscovered by the Dusty Groove crowd. Titles include "Macedonia", "Old Fisherman's Daughter", "Jumbo Uganda", "Bem Basha", "Saga Se karame", and "The Nights Of Skopje". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian Bennett/Alan HawkshawSynthesis – KPM 1132 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Very groovy work from these two Brit sound library greats – loads of funky tunes, and great keyboards too – all served up in a massively funky record that was never issued to the public at large! Had this set hit the real record racks in 1974, it might well have challenged some of the greatest material from George Duke or Herbie Hancock – as the tunes are mostly funky, and feature lots of wonderful work on a wide variety of keyboards – sometimes getting all cool and wigged-out, even when the grooves are upbeat – a bit like Herbie in his Sextant years! Titles include "Hit Me Hit Me", "Big Black Cadillac", "Collision Course", "The Executive", "Hovercraft", "Mermaid", "Auto Glide", "Where The Action Is", and "Getting It Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian Bennett/Alan Hawkshaw/John FiddyHot Wax – KPM 1177 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Some definite hot wax from the British sound library world of the 70s – even if the record wasn't issued to the public at the time! Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw, and John Fiddy each serve up tunes to match the title's promise of "the latest trends in production music" – which follows in the same funky electric modes of other KPM library records of the 70s, but also maybe throws in a bit of the new clubbier styles too – hints of disco here and there in the rhythms, even though the instrumentation is still in the tight KPM mode of keyboards, riffing guitars, pulsing bass, and heavy drums – all with a very cool cop/crime vibe on most numbers. Titles include "Full Throttle", "Wallop", "Capitol City", "Name Of The Game", "Big Haul", "Taste For Living", "Fresh Start", "Hop Boppin", "Bop On The Rocks", and "All Time Greats". LP, Vinyl record album

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John CameronJazzrock – KPM 1097 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the crowning achievements of British arranger John Cameron – and perfectly titled too – given that John got his start in jazz, but also worked with plenty of British rock acts too – a legacy that comes together perfectly in this ultra-groovy set! The tunes are among some of Cameron's funkiest – and often feature heavy electric elements in the rhythms, topped by bold passages on horns – keyboards criss-crossing with saxes, basslines rumbling next to trumpets – all with a funky style that's right up there with the best of the American crime, cop, or blacksploitation soundtracks of the time! Titles include "Chicago Sidewalk", "Brass Monkey", "The Prowler", "Underlying Expectancy", "Smokey Joe's Dilemma", "The Great Escape", and "49th Street Shakedown". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Cameron/Alan ParkerAfro Rock – KPM 1030 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – and like the rest, never really made for public sale back at the time! Despite that humble origin, though, the grooves here are right up there with the funkiest work coming out from that side of the Atlantic at the time – a brilliant post-colonial blend of acoustic percussion, electric keyboards, and a fair bit of fuzzy guitar – all presented with a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the rhythms that's often funkier than work by some of the bigger names in the genre. Titles include "Heavy Water", "Ice Breaker", "Solid Satin", "Punch Bowl", "Frozen Steam", and "Black Light" by Alan Parker – and "Swamp Fever", "Range Rover", "Survival", "Afro Waltz", "Heat Haze", "Rocking Rhino", and "Afro Metropolis" by John Cameron. LP, Vinyl record album

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James ClarkeMystery Movie – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A mystery movie in the best sort of 70s style – one in which there's lots of cool electric touches, and the overall sound is often more funky than spooky! James Clarke serves up a whole host of tracks that would have been right at home on the coolest cop shows of the 70s – with plenty of great keyboards in the mix, and especially great use of electric bass – which makes even the slower-stepping numbers sound funky. And although the set was done for the UK sound library label Themes – the back cover claims that the record is "ideally suited to the new Americanized style of TV and cinema" – to which we can only agree! Titles include "Car Patrol", "Breathless", "Mystery Moll", "The Heavies", "Mystery Movement", "Dirty Scene", "Night Watch", "Empty Streets", and "Study In Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan HawkshawRoad Forward – KPM 1192 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic set from sound library keyboard genius Alan Hawkshaw – one that's got a very positive, upbeat mix of acoustic and electric elements – and some mighty nice keys from the man himself! Alan's got ears here that open up channels of sound through territory that includes catchy 70s TV themes, more funky action moments, and even some more subtle currents of jazz – especially on a few cuts that almost feel as if Hawkshaw is beating Bob James on CTI at his own game! Every track is pretty darn great – and there's no filler at all, especially if you like 70s electric keyboard soundtracks – on titles that include "Sky Train", "Destination Venus", "Current Affairs", "Strangelands", "Sheer Elegance", "Mystique Voyage", and "Cruising". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan Hawkshaw/Keith MansfieldBeat Incidental – KPM 1043 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Very short themes from these two giants of the Brit sound library scene – some of them funky, some of sweet, all of them pretty darn great! Many numbers have a very stark, spare approach – one drum pattern, a slightly more complicated bassline, then more creative work on keyboards or guitar – all used in these ways that echo with the grooviest qualities of late 60s British TV and broadcasting – which is no surprise, given that most of these tracks were geared towards those settings! Side one is collaborative work between Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, and side two is all Mansfield on his own – with titles that include "Funky Chase", "Funky Link 1", "Teenage Suspense", "The Busy Scene", "The Passing Scene", "The Brisk Scene", "The Action Scene", "Scene Link 6", and "Funky Fanfare" – done with some mighty nice organ! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick IngmanDistinctive Themes/Race To Achievement – KPM 1189 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Nick Ingman's known to some for his groovy guitar instrumentals of the 60s – but here, he's at the top of the sound library game – serving up bigger group instrumentals in two different styles! Side one features "distinctive themes" – and has Ingman working a big band through modes that start with a romping Basie soulful style, then move into more electrified 70s modes – a bit soundtracky, but with some nice touches! Side two features "race to achievement" – a series of short tracks that work very well as TV show themes – some offered in two versions, and all of them nice and brief, but with plenty of action in the mix! Titles include "Ooops", "Against The Odds", "Land Of Opportunity", "It's Easy", "Expanding Markets", "Made It", "Speedway", "Under Pressure", and "Light Preparation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith Mansfield/John CameronVoices In Harmony – KPM 1125 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the grooviest albums from the 70s KPM sound library – a set that features loads of upbeat vocal numbers in harmony, conducted by two of the swingingest cats to ever work for the label! Vocal material is a bit unusual in the KPM world – which usually focused on the kind of instrumental tunes that could easily be borrowed for use in films or broadcast – and in a way, that vibe is still followed here, as most of the material is wordless – with a scatting chorus of gal and guy singers working together, taking the place of the other instrumentation that might have been in the lead! At the bottom are plenty of funky rhythms and other sound library-styled grooves – bursting with the great energy you'd know from Cameron and Mansfield's other records – on titles that include "Half Forgotten Dreamdays", "Liquid Sunshine", "Fly Away", "Sweet Summer", "Ode To A Rock Opera", "Young Generation", "Play The Game", "Swingle Song", "Roller Coaster", and "Gentle Persuasion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan Parker/Mike MoranSound Of Soul – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The instrumental version of the classic Sound Of Soul record from UK sound library genius Alan Parker – a record that was also served up with great vocals on another version from Madeline Bell! This set lets you hear all the wonderful grooves that Parker came up with for the series – tunes that are funky, soulful, and filled with loads of great 70s touches on keyboards, guitar, and bass – all in the best warm soundtrack modes of the time! Yet because the tunes were also originally created for vocals, there's a deeper current of soul, and even stronger structure overall – on titles that include "Love Doctor", "Move & Shake Your Body", "Soul Slap", "Crumpet", "That's What Friends Are For", "Flying High", "You're A Winner", "Mr Smooth Man", and "Love Is All". LP, Vinyl record album

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Judity RavitzBolerio (180 gram pressing) ... LP
NMC/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A wonderfully strange combination of musical elements – and one that really stands out because of that strangeness! Judith Ravitz is an Israeli singer, but she's also got a love for the music of Jorge Ben – and she recorded this sweet little set at a time when Jorge's backing group, A Banda Do Ze Pretinho, were in Israel to back her up! The result is a set of tunes that draw heavily from Ben's late 70s Brazilian funk – but which also have new lyrics added to the tunes – penned by Yaacov Gilad, and sung by Judith! If you dig the sound of Ben's albums on Som Livre, you'll find plenty to love here – and titles include "Que Pena", "Dia De Indio", "Taj Mahal", "Ive Brussel", "Zazueira", "Boiadeiro", and "Que Maravilha". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sleepy's Theme (Sleepy Brown)Vinyl Room ... LP
Organized Noize/Be With (UK), 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99
A stylistic triumph for southern hip hop soul hero Sleepy Brown – a late 90s throwback to smoky, sultry late 70s funk & soul in style and approach, but with the bright and thumping sound of the finest, most soul-steeped Organized Noize/dirty south hip hop of the time, a la peers and frequent collaborators lik Outkast & Goodie Mob. Sleepy's Theme sounds especially good in hindsight, as it was really ahead of it's time circa 1998 in the way blends classic funky soul influences with a contemporary vibe, prefiguring what would be a huge hitmaking formula for Cee-Lo and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below-era Outkast come the early 00s! Includes "Can't Let Go", "Court Room", "Choked Out Saturday Night", "Still Smokin'", "Simply Beautiful", "Fallin' In Love Again", "Curse On You", "Black Cherry", "Grind On", "The Ride (Private Party)", "Conversation", "Menage A Trois" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Leon WareRockin' You Eternally ... LP
Elektra/Be With (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A modern soul masterpiece! Leon Ware had always been cutting great records, but the quality of this one's so high, it almost feels like he'd been waiting his entire life to record it! Leon gets some crucial help on the session – as the great Brazilian artist Marcos Valle joins in on keyboards, and helped Leon write some of the album's best songs. Minnie Riperton's widower, Richard Rudolph, is also on the session – bringing some of the smooth mellow songwriting that he lent to Minnie during her classic years. Worth it for the "Rockin You Eternally" alone – a monster mellow cut with some sinister piano on the intro – but the LP also contains loads of other great tracks, like "Baby Don't Stop Me", "Sure Do Want You Now", "Got To Be Loved", and "In Our Garden". Essential! LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Jon WilsonLet Me Sing My Song To You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Monument/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Fantastic work from Larry Jon Wilson – a singer who can be heartbreaking one minute, funky the next – all with a top-shelf sort of vibe that should have made him huge! We'd put Wilson in the company of genre-bending, not-really-country artists like Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, and Mickey Newbury – and like the best of their work, there's a very individual vibe to this album – the sound of a singer who's very content to put over his best ideas, even if they'll never mean stardom. The whole thing's great – one of those leftfield 70s country albums that's worth rediscovering all these many years later – and titles include "Drowning In The Mainstream", "I Remember It Well", "Kindred Spirits", "Farther Along", "The Ballad Of Handy Mackey", "Willoughby Grove", and "Sheldon Churchyard". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Jon WilsonNew Beginnings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Monument/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Genius work from Larry Jon Wilson – one of those 70s artists who were always a bit hard to peg, and who never got full appreciation until many years later! Larry wasn't one of those guys working off in the "private press" underground – as this set was done for Monument Records, with top shelf studio help – including arrangements from Bergen White, who perfectly captures both Larry's more upbeat moments and his more sensitive ones. At times, there's almost a Tony Joe White sort of funky current to the tunes – while others have the fragility of some of the best west coast singer/songwriter giants. Titles include "New Beginnings", "Lay Me Down Below", "Bertrand My Son", "The Truth Ain't In You", "Broomstraw Philosophers & Scuppernong Wine", and "Melt Not My Igloo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brian Bennett & Alan HawkshawFull Circle – Tranquil Funk For Laid Back Panoramic Journeys – KPM 2084 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 2018. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The title totally gets it right – as the album features sound library giants Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett coming completely full circle – emerging again to give us the same sort of grooves they recorded for KPM back in the 70s! The album's a new one, but it's got the complete sound of the 70s all the way through – fantastic production, sublime instrumentation, and just the right way of putting things together with that no-nonsense sound library approach! That means no vocals, never too much jamming, and loads of grooves that are catchy, but also pretty funky too – with larger horn arrangements handled by Hawkshaw, which glide over the rhythms and keyboards in a mighty nice way. Titles include "Serengeti", "Open Road", "On The Nile", "Marrakech", "Midnight Jazz", "Flying", and "Hole In One". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brian Bennett & Alan HawkshawSynthesizer & Percussion – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sublime set of keyboard funk from the 70s – served up here by two of the mightiest forces on the UK sound library scene! Both Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw have given us some tremendous sounds on other records – and here, they work on the Arp, alongside all the percussion promised in the title – on these grooves that are funky, but nicely fuzzy around the edges – in that style that can make the specific keyboard so great! The pair work together on some tracks, while others have Hawkshaw in the lead – and the whole thing is filled with the kind of super-tasty albums that make for that rare sort of non-filler sound library gem. Tracks include "Oddball", "Daytripper", "Pacesetter", "Driving Forcer", "Plan Song", "Funky Chicken", "Action Man", "Auto Pilot", and two versions of "Mile High Swinger". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marti CainePoint Of View (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBC/Be With (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums cut by UK soul singer Marti Caine – oddly released on the BBC's own record label, even though the whole thing's got a relatively mainstream sound overall! Marti moves in a smooth groove that's part club, part modern soul – and the whole thing features production by Barry Blue – who'd earlier had some great crossover pop fame himself! There's an understated vibe to the record that fits Marti's look on the cover – but underneath that image, there's some really well-written tunes and top-shelf delivery. Titles include the midtempo burner "Love The Way You Love Me" – plus "Too Much Between Us", "Snowbird City", "Who", "Love Is Running Through Me", and "I'll Never See You Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw/David SnellBig Business/Wind Of Change – KPM 1124 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A double-barreled gem from the UK sound library world of the 70s – two different themes, both of them groovy! Side one features Big Business numbers by Keith Mansfield – not industrial themes, but the kind of slinky, jazzy material that would have been perfect for that world where 70s businessmen were letting their hair get a big shaggy, loosening their ties, and starting to mix a bit of weed with their afternoon cocktails! There's loads of great electric touches – some might nice basslines, riffing guitars, and keyboards – all topped with nicely colorful horns – and titles include "Clean Air", "Tycoon", "Hot Property", "Whistle Stop Tour", "Power Complex", and "Sleeping Giant (parts 1 & 2)". Mansfield handles most of side two – with some help from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell – and the theme is Wind Of Change, a set of bold statements for the modern documentary film! The music is often a bit brassier, but has some nicely groovy moments – and titles include "Motorail Express", "Road & Rail", "Quality Fair", "Summer Location", and "World In Action". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MomentsOn Top (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stang/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Moments are always on top in our book – one of the greatest harmony groups of all time, and the blueprint for the east coast style that so many others would follow in the 70s! This set is one of their greatest – a key early album for the Stang/All-Platinum label – and a record that points the way towards a new sort of soul music vocal group, after some of the more polished work that was hitting 60s dancefloors! With music like this, it's almost like The Moments take things back to the street corner – opening up the more human, personal side of the music – while still having the right sort of ear for newer production and presentation modes. There's a nicely rough edge throughout – both in the Sammy Lowe arrangements, and in the production – and titles include "All I Have", "Lucky Me", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Ice Is Melting", "To You With Love", "I Lost One Bird In The Hand", "Candy Shack", and "I Can't Help It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alan Parker/Madeline BellVoice Of Soul – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever made by singer Madeline Bell – even though it was never issued to the public at the time! Madeline Bell first broke big on the UK soul scene at the end of the 60s, and also sang famously on many studio sessions too – but here, she works alongside groovemaker Alan Parker (with some help from Mike Moran), to serve up vocal versions of tunes that also appeared on the instrumental album Sound Of Soul! That record was a counterpart to this one – also issued on the Themes label – but the presence of Bell's vocals really sends things over the top, and she works at a level that makes us wish that she and Parker had made more commercial releases at the time. All tunes are nice and soulful, with plenty of funky currents – and titles include "Love Doctor", "Move & Shake Your Body", "Soul Slap", "Crumpet", "That's What Friends Are For", "Flying High", "You're A Winner", "Mr Smooth Man", and "Love Is All". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gene AmmonsJammin' In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Sealed ... $18.99
Not to be confused with the Jammin' With Gene LP, this set was later reissued as The Twister. Classic blowing session material from Jug – with 4 long tracks that are all a superb example of how great Prestige could be when they wanted to! The group is filled with great players – Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, Idrees Sulieman, and Kenny Burrell – and the band plays with a free easy groove that produces some beautiful solos, especially from Jug! Titles include "Cattin", "The Twister", "Four", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoArt Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of a few wonderful albums recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago with singer Fontella Bass – a vocalist who's best known to the world for her 60s soul hits, but who's coming out here as a tremendous force in modern jazz! Fontella's sound here is miles away from that of her work for Chess – deeply organic, and with chanted qualities that one would have never expected in earlier years. The track "How Strange/Ole Jed" builds with a sound that's similar to other Art Ensemble work in Paris – but has more than enough space for some lovely chants and vocalizations from Bass. "Horn Web" follows with a more driven, percussive approach – offering a tremendous showcase for Don Moye's work on drums at the start, then moving into more contemplative space to be explored by the entire group. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandGreat To Be Here/All 4 Tha Cash ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bacao Rhythm & Steel take on the classic "Great To Be Here" – one of the funkiest Jackson 5 tracks of the 70s – with a famous break that the group uses to their best advantage! The shift from vocals to steel drums is plenty great – and continued on their version of "All 4 Tha Cash" – which has all these tight shifts and twists that really sound great with the steel! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and the sound here is every bit as well-crafted as that combo, but with the difference of steel drums in the mix! The drums provide most of the melodic elements, while the funky backings kick things up nicely – all at a level that's maybe even funkier than some of the best funky steel drum albums of the 70s – especially across the space of the entire album. Titles include "Xxplosive", "Touchdown", "Burn", "Real Hot", "Hoola Hoop", "1 Thing", "Crockett Theme", "Bocas Del Dragon", "Bushfire", and "I Love You". Features bonus tracks – "All For The Cash" and "Great To Be Here". CD

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✨✧ BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into fairly distinctive and genuinely fun modern sound. It's built to last, too –we're sure be able to come back to their work in a couple decades and it'll still work! IV finds them with the confidence to trade in some fairly subtle, smoothed out moments between to more boisterous ones, and they're more dexterous in the instrumentation – especially in the horns, keys and percussion – but some great vibes, strings, flute and more when the mood calls. Includes the great vocal track "Time Moves Slow" with Sam Herring of Future Islands, "And That, Too", "Lavender", "IV", "Chompy's Paradise", "Structure No. 3", "Cashmere", "Hyssops Of Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek BaileyDerek Bailey Solo Guitar Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A seminal record in the world of free jazz – a set that not only helped document the incredible talents of guitarist Derek Bailey, but also proclaimed a whole new role for his instrument as well! The music here is completely different than any jazz guitar in previous years – and even though Bailey was a respectful student of other musicians, he's completely dismantling conventional use of the electric guitar here – opening the door not just for generations to come who would be inspired by his intricate work on the strings and equally strong use of the body of the instrument, but also for so many others who would create new sounds on the guitar in other fields of music too. Titles include "Improvisation 4", "Christiani Eddy", "Improvisation 6", "Where Is The Police", "Improvisation 7", and "The Squirrel & The Ricketty Racketty Bridge". 2LP set features all the additional improvisations that were recorded at the same time, and which appeared on the 1978 pressing of the record – plus a full side of a never-issued improvisation, recorded in York in 1972! LP, Vinyl record album

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Brigitte BardotBB 64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in Brigitte's vocals, and show her to be a great singer when she gets the right material! Tracks include "Ca Pourrait Changer", "Une Histoire De Plage", "Ne Me Laisse Pas L'aimer", "Jamais Trois Sans Quatre", "Maria Ninguem", "Moi Je Joue", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "Melanie", "Ciel De Lit" and "C'est Un Jour Comme Un Autre". Bonus tracks include "Les Omnibus", "Les Hommes Endormis", and "Je Manque D'Adjectifs". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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John BarryFrom Russia With Love ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of John Barry's earliest scores for Bond – when his style was nice and raw, and when the Bond theme couldn't be heard enough throughout the course of the movie! Matt Munro sings the lyrics to the forgotten title hit – and other tracks include "James Bond Theme", "Tania Meets Klebb", "Guitar Lament", "Spectre Island", "Stalking", "Death Of Kerin", and "007 Takes The Lektor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later cloudburst label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Be Bop DeluxeSunburst Finish (3CD/DVD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy 3CD & DVD ... $64.99
One of the crowning moments of Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe – a set in which it seemed that everything the group was trying for really came together – in a mode that's both tuneful and timeless, and which – a bit like Sparks or 10CC – was slightly out of time with the rest of the rock scene in the 70s! There's a few surprisingly catchy numbers – of the sort that should have made the group even bigger on the international scene – but Nelson also manages to work in lots of keyboard magic, too – in that compressed approach to his prog inclinations, which was always the appeal of the group. The set's neither glam nor punk, nor prog or classic rock – very much its own sort of thing – with titles include "Fair Exchange", "Life In The Air Age", "Ships In The Night", "Crystal Gazing", "Blazing Apostles", and "Beauty Secrets". This deluxe version comes in a 10" case, with a nice booklet of notes – and the first 2CDs feature the original stereo mix, remastered – plus a new 2018 stereo mix – and bonus tracks that include "Ships In The Night (single)", "Beauty Secrets (first version)", "Crying To The Sky (first version)", "Ships In The Night (alt vocal)", "Crystal Gazing (alt vocal)", and "The Mystery Demo". CD3 features 9 more recordings done for BBC in 1976 – some for John Peel, some for BBC In Concert. DVD features a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the old and new versions of the album – plus a promo video for "Ships In The Night", and BBC TV performances of "Ships In The Night" and "Fair Exchange". 68 page book features unseen photos from Bill Nelson's private collection, a new essay by Bill, and even more notes – plus a facsimile concert program, a replica of a Harvest press release, four postcards, and a replica of a promo poster! CD
(Limited edition!)

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BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Apple pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Black SavageBlack Savage (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Kenyan funk combo from the 70s – and one who've got a groove that definitely lives up to the striking image on the cover! The set brings together obscure singles and album tracks from Black Savage – a group who sing in English throughout, and also draw plenty of influence from American soul acts as well – but always with a vibe that filters the music through a slightly fuzzy sort of veil – creating lots of weird, wild elements on the guitars as well as the vocals – both of which seem to be pretty processed in the production! There's almost a Westbound Records sort of spirit to the record at times – that trippy blend of funk and psych that was a Detroit hallmark at the start of the 70s – although a few other tunes have a more sing/song, catchy sort of approach. Titles include "Do You Really Care", "Sharpeville", "Savaged", "I Don't Know What To Do", "Exotica", "Save The Savage", and "Grassland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD & download!)

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Cicero BlakeSad Feeling/You're Gonna Be Sorry ... 7-inch
Renee, 1964. Very Good- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has residue that plays with faint noise during the fade-in for "Sad Feeling". Labels have some wear and minor flaking.)

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Bob & GeneIf This World Were Mine (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Modo/Daptone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.99
A previously-unreleased sweet soul treasure – now finally getting its due! Bob & Gene were an obscure duo from Buffalo at the end of the 60s – recording briefly together under the guidance of Bob's father, who recorded the young pair in his home studio with the help of some great funk and soul musicians from the local scene – with a sound that's fresh, fragile, and deeply personal. Many numbers have a slow, sad quality that's right up there with some of the best harmony soul of the time – a wispy late nite kind of sound that's captured perfectly here, with just the right balance of roughness and sweet. Other numbers get a bit more upbeat, and almost a bit funky – showing the pair to have a bit more punch than some of their contemporaries, and a sometimes sunny sound that really sparkles amidst the darkness. Most of the work here was recorded in the late 60s, but never released – making this the first-ever album by the group. And as a bonus note of trivia, Bob here is none other than Bobby Nunn – who went onto record under his own name, and did a lot of great work in the LA scene of the 70s! Titles include "Gotta Find A Way", "Your Name", "It Won't Go", "I Can Be Cool", "Sailboat", "Interlude", "Which Love", "Don't Leave Me Girl", "You Gave Me Love", and a great cover of "If This World Were Mine". Includes the bonus tracks "It's Not What You Know" and "I Really Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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James BrownDon't Be A Drop-Out/Don't Be A Drop Out (spoken intro) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little soul number from James – backed with a really great b-side! "Don't Be A Drop Out" begins with these riffing horns, going high then dropping low, almost in a "Monkey Time" mode. James comes in with a great little vocal, a bit moralistic, perhaps, but also an admission of his own loss of a good chance earlier in life! Even better, the b-side begins with James speaking a bit about not being a drop out – talking before the tune in a stark, serious way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sheree BrownStraight Ahead/The Music (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. Used ... $14.99
A pair of great early 80s sets from Sheree Brown in a single set! Straight Ahead is produced by Richard Rudolph – husband and collaborator of the late Minnie Riperton. The album has a bit of a Minnie Riperton-ish feel, but Sheree also brings a lot more to the session – including some nice guitar work, and a sophisticated soul style that's kind of in a Jean Carn mode. Features the wonderful jazzy stepper "It's A Pleasure", which has a compressed jazz funk groove, and bouncy vocals over the top. Other trakcs include "I Wanna Be By Your Side", "Happiness Flows", and "Everything You Do". Very nice stuff, and a lot harder to find than it should be! The Music is another sweet soul set that Sheree cut for Capitol in the early 80s. This one has less of a smooth jazzy sound than the previous, but it compensates by adding some tracks in a nice 80s groove mode – pushing the sound a bit further than before. Sheree still sings lead with her fragile Minnie Riperton-esque voice, and she also plays a fair bit of acoustic guitar on the LP – and the LP features guest work by Syreeta, Stevie Wonder, and Patrice Rushen, all a perfect fit for Sheree's lightly jazzy style. Tracks include "On My Way Home", "Feels So Good", "Love Only Knows", "Got To Get Away", and "Happy Music". This Exansion CD includes the bonus track "Just A Simple Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes them even better than before – certainly funkier, as the album's full of the kind of sharp, hard-grooving titles that first made us fall in love with sound library records in the first place! The date of the album's 1969, and both musicians make nice use of psych elements in their instrumentation – adding a bit of fuzz, wah-wah, or trippy guitar in just the right spaces – never going over the top, or getting too indulgent – but just moving in a groove that's tightly jazz funky at the bottom, and maybe a bit freaky at the top. Wonderful work throughout – and titles include "Sweet Beat", "Repetition", "Starter", and "Makkaresh" by Stefano Torossi – and "Wawa", "Motuproprio", "Polyphony", and "Flyer" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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Clora BryantGal With A Horn ... LP
Mode, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the most obscure albums to ever be issued on the tiny Mode label – and one that features work by the little-known female trumpeter Clora Bryant! Clora's an unusual talent for the time – and almost more of a novelty than a standout soloist – but she's also singing on the album too, and gets some great support here from a group that includes Ben Tucker on bass, Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George) on drums, and the great Walter Benton on tenor. There's almost a Chet Baker-esque mix of vocals and trumpet solos on the album – although Clora's actually got a style that's much more soulful than Chet, at least vocally – as she manages to bring out a tune with an earthy style of singing that's pretty great! Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "Makin Whoopie", "Man With The Horn", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s VSOP pressing.)
Also available Gal With A Horn (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Clora BryantGal With A Horn (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mode/Muzak (Japan), 1957. Used ... $24.99
One of the most obscure albums to ever be issued on the tiny Mode label – and one that features work by the little-known female trumpeter Clora Bryant! Clora's an unusual talent for the time – and almost more of a novelty than a standout soloist – but she's also singing on the album too, and gets some great support here from a group that includes Ben Tucker on bass, Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George) on drums, and the great Walter Benton on tenor. There's almost a Chet Baker-esque mix of vocals and trumpet solos on the album – although Clora's actually got a style that's much more soulful than Chet, at least vocally – as she manages to bring out a tune with an earthy style of singing that's pretty great! Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "Makin Whoopie", "Man With The Horn", and "Tea For Two". CD
(Out of print. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Gal With A Horn ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension (with bonus download) ... LP
Liberty/Domino, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
The third album from the great Buzzcocks – one of the most fiercely melodic bands of the punk era, and one of the best bands for tuneful, yet barbed songwriting of the late 70s, period! Different Kind Of Tension is a pretty accurate title for this set, the last of the first wave of the group's career, with weird electronic flourishes and artier sounds to be found than the furiously straightforward previous couple of records. It's not as radical of a change of pace as, say, Wire's progress from the first to third albums, but a different kind of tension, as they say. Titles include "Mad Mad Judy", "You Say You Don't Love Me", "Hollow Inside", "I Believe", "Radio Nine", "Paradise", "Sitting Round At Home", and "I Don't Know What To Do With My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and remastered from the original tapes!)

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", "It's About Time", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". CD
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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CanTago Mago (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute (UK), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Moody genius from Can – and one of greatest albums of its time! Tons of spooky spare atmosphere, vocals that go from a lull to a cathartic echoey shriek, and that rollicking and propulsive backbeat that makes Can a band for the ages. Not just a landmark in what was to be dubbed Krautrock – truly an indispensable masterpiece regardless of genre, and a record so influential to so many movements in underground music that it is really impossible to imagine the world without it. Timeless! Tracks include "Paperchase", "Mushroom", "Oh Yeah", "Halleluwah", "Aumgn", "Peking O", and "Bring Me Coffee Or Tea". LP, Vinyl record album
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CaravellesYou Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry ... LP
Smash, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Gently groovy pop by the Caravelles – a 60s pop duo: two gal singers, a hollow-body guitar, and some light rhythm backing. The style makes for dreamy pop tunes that float even more than work by acts like The Chordettes or the Paris Sisters – kind of like Les & Mary Paul, without the fast guitar work, and if Mary was singing two vocal lead parts in harmony! The style works well on the material on the set – creating an almost-spooky sound of lost love, hoped dreams, and lonely girl life. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, still in the shrink with vintage sale sticker, including the Mercury inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain at the bottom of the spine.)

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Rudiger Carl IncKing Alcohol (New Version) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest moment ever on record from Rudiger Carl – and not just because the album is "dedicated to all drinker friends"! Despite that embrace of alcohol, the record's got a very sobering power – as the group is a free jazz trio, working in the best bracing early FMP way – with Carl on tenor, Gunter Christmann on trombone, and Detlef Shoenenberg on drums – all turning their instruments inside out as they madly, freely, explosively work off the power of one another! Christmann is especially amazing – and this album might well be to his trombone what the late 60s FMP sides were to Brotzmann's tenor – although Detlef's drums are pretty amazing too – very different than any contemporaries or precursors, and worth the price of admission alone. Titles include "Thrombose", "King Alcohol", "AEIOU", and "Rush Hour/Something/Triotrip". Plus, this 2CD reissue adds in an astounding 70 more minutes of unreleased recordings from the same sessions! CD

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Benny CarterSwingin' The 20s (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Benny Carter swings material from the 20s – but the results are a lot better than you might expect! We'll be honest in saying that the cover and theme of this one always made us figure the record was some sort of "old timey" affair – but Benny's surprisingly cool on the record, and is working in a small group mode that may well be even more deftly compelling than his earlier combo sides for Verve! The group here is only a quartet – with Benny on alto and trumpet, Earl Hines on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and it's possibly the modern rhythm section that gives the record a nicely soulful groove, and lets the tunes come off as more than just rehashed classics. Carter's tone on the alto is great – and very nicely recorded, with that edge that was showing up strongly in these later years – and titles include "Laugh Clown Laugh", "Thou Swell", "Who's Sorry Now", "A Monday Date", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "In A Little Spanish Town", and "Mary Lou". CD
(Out of print "Masters Of Jazz" with 20-bit K2 pressing.)

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Chris CarterMondo Beat (clear vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Conspiracy International/Mute, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Seminal solo sounds from Chris Carter – best known for his work with Cosey Fanni Tutti, and as a core member of Throbbing Gristle – out here in slightly different territory on his own! Chris follows the spare electronics of his work with Cosey – and some of the tracks definitely have the "beat" promised in the title – but at a level that's nicely subtle, and never sacrifices the overall sonic complexity for the sake of a groove! The record's a very early variant of modes that would later be handled less-skillfully by the end of the decade by so many others – and sounds much better here in the hands of one of the originators – on titles that include "Mondo B", "Moonlight", "Real Life", "Noevil", "Nobadhairdo", and "Beyond Temptation". And be warned – the cover says "this record contains subliminals"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl – with download.)

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Daniel Carter/William Parker/Watson Jennison/Federico UghiErie Live Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A set that's got to be one of the hippest ever recorded in Erie, Pa – as it features a freewheeling quartet that includes Daniel Carter on tenor, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, and keyboards – alongside Federico Ughi on drums, William Parker on bass and shakuhachi, and Watson Jennings on soprano sax, recorder, and keyboard! The use of keyboards is especially great – often with these thin sounds that create currents of electric energy that are a bit like Sun Ra – offset by a few other points at which there's a stronger piano sound and a richer tone. Carter clearly seems to be the guiding force of the set – and manages to move between all his many instruments in a very logical, cohesive way – as the group improvises freely on "West", "Smoke", "Live", and "Before Six". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gene ChandlerGet Down With The Get Down – Best Of The Chi Sound Years 1978-1983 ... CD
Chi Sound/West Side (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Gene Chandler's one of those artists who never fails to surprise us. First known for his big early hits for Vee Jay – including "Duke Of Earl" – Gene stayed strong over many many years, shifting labels from time to time, continuing to grow as a singer and move through a range of different styles all handled quite well. This set offers an oft-lost side of Gene's career – his later recordings for Carl Davis' Chi-Sound label, home to a number of older Chicago soul artists who worked with Davis earlier at other labels. As with other singers on the label – such as Walter Jackson – Gene here moves into a smooth modern soul vein, mixing uptempo and midtempo tunes with ease, showing a sophisticated vocal style that you'd hardly ever expect from his earlier work! There's some real gems on this set – which features some of the best moments from Gene's years at Chi-Sound, including a few unissued cuts and at least one 12" track. 15 cuts in all, including "I'll Be There", in a previously unissued duet with Barbara Acklin, plus "Skate (aka Miss Crazy Legs)", "Does She Have A Friend", "I Keep Coming Back", "Time Is A Thief", "All About The Paper", "I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile", "When You're #1", "Do What Comes Natural", "Love Is The Answer", and "Get Down", in both 12" and demo versions. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ChangeSharing Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... $16.99
Sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet geniunely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. Includes the hits "The Very Best In You" and "Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright)", and others that are just as sweet: "Take You To Heaven", "Oh What A Night", "Promise Your Love","Keep On It", "You're My Number One" and more. This Big Break UK remastered edition has 5 bonus tracks: "The Very Best In You (Single Version)", "Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright) (Single Version)", "Sharing Your Love (Single Version)", "Oh What A Night (Extended Version)" and "The Very Best In You (Extended Version)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil Chilton & Peter L Smith/The Rage WithinDelitto Al Circolo Del Tennis (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox/Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
A really fantastic soundtrack to a late 60s Italian film – and certainly one of the most obscure to ever be issued by the Cinevox label! The duo of Phil Chilton and Peter L Smith aren't well-known, but they did a really wonderful job here – crafting a mixture of funky psychedelic instrumentals and more tuneful vocal tracks – all performed by The Rage Within, a studio group who were pulled together just for the recording! The instrumental tunes have plenty of elements that echo some of the better groovy 60s Italian cinematic modes – but the vocal tunes really make the record something special – as they often are surprisingly well-written and performed, with a quality that's somewhere between sunshine pop and more serious psych. Titles include "Benedetta's Theme", "Upon Reflection", "She's A Born Loser", "Midnight Ride", "Musik Theme", "Taste Of Evil", "Father's Child", and "Someone Took A Picture". CD features 13 more bonus tracks added to the original album! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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CoffeeSlippin' & Dippin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A wonderful female soul trio from the Chicago scene of the 70s – and one we'd stand strongly next to the best gal groups from the Philly or New York scenes! In fact, Coffee were a bit unique in the city – which mostly had male groups getting the record contracts during the decade – and they're given strong soul focus here by Clarence Johnson, the indie soul producer who'd given the city so much other great music over the years! The album's definitely got a disco vibe, but these gals can sing a lot deeper than the usual club trio, too – vocals that are much more trained in an older school mode, ala The Emotions – and which come across nicely on some of the mellower cuts too. Titles include great reworkings of two earlier Chicago soul gems – the Lovelites' classic "How Can I Tell My Mom & Dad", redone as "Mom & Dad 1980", and a fresh new take on Ruby Andrews "Casanova". Other titles include "Slip & Dip", "A Promise", "I Wanna Be With You", and "Can You Get To This". CD features bonus tracks – "Say It's Good To You", and single versions of "Casanova", "Slip & Dip", "Mom & Dad 1980", and "I Wanna Be With You". CD

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... LP
Elektra, 1991. Near Mint- 2LP ... $44.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves, one has some stains. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Albert CollinsThere's Gotta Be A Change ... LP
Tumbleweed, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a cutout hole and a splitting seam.)

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CollocutorInstead (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
On The Corner (UK), 2014. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 31.98
A gem of a record that came out at a time when the UK scene was just beginning to explode with a whole new wave of jazz energy – and a set that's ripe for rediscovery even a few years later! Collocutor are a smallish group – just a septet – but they play with a righteous majesty that recalls the work of older spiritual jazz ensembles – this sense of power and vision that comes through right away in their music, and which continues throughout the entire record – making the whole thing one hell of a rich musical statement! Things are mostly in the spiritual jazz spectrum, but go outside a bit from time to time – and there seems to be some echo and other production elements used to expand the sound slightly, but never in a gimmicky way. The group play with plenty of percussion at the core, plus tenor from Josephine Davies, trumpet from Simon Finch, guitar from Marco Piccioni, and flute, baritone, and soprano sax from Tamar Osborn. Titles include "Gozo", "Elephant Room", "Instead", "Agama", and "Archaic Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $2.99
BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a bit affected by some of the criticism folks had for the spacious, astral Electric Circus LP – if you ask us Common had no reason to apologize, but we'd be lyin' if we said we weren't hoping for another batch of tracks that sound like they could have been written on a front porch on the southside of Chicago. This is indeed that record – 12 tracks, few guest appearances, and a warm, consistent sound all the way through. There's a 3 track span on this album, from "Chi-City" through "Real People", that's seriously close to perfection. Welcome home, Common! Ruggedly produced by Kanye West, with a couple of stellar production contributions from Jay Dee! Other tracks include "The Corner" feat Last Poets, "Go!", "Faithful", "Testify", "Love Is. . .", "The Food (live)" (this great track has been circulating for a while since it was performed on Chappelle's Show, and we're thrilled Common and Kanye had the good sense to include it on the album), "They Say" featuring John Legend and "It's Your World (Part 1 &2)". CD

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CommonBE – Clean Album Vinyl ... LP
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Ruggedly produced by Kanye West, with a couple of stellar production contributions from Jay Dee! Tracks include clean edits of "The Corner", "Go!", "Faithful", "Testify", "Love Is. . .", "The Food", "They Say" and "It's Your World (Part 1 &2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Patrick CorneliusThis Should Be Fun ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Patrick Cornelius steps out here both as a strong leader, and as a great songwriter too – on a set that's filled with almost all original material from the pen of the alto saxophonist – tunes that have a strong sense of color and verve, which makes the record one of the most illuminating to date from Cornelius! The group's also got a real strength in the piano of John Escreet – who has some sharper edges that really enrich the vibe of the record – and Patrick's alto lines are also balanced with a nice sense of depth from trombonist Nick Vayenas, a player we don't know at all – but who seems to be finding his own with the set. The rest of the group features Ben Allison on bass and Mark Ferber on drums – and titles include "Precious Souls", "Telescope", "Big Pictures", "This Should Be Fun", "For Morgan", and "Restless Willow". CD

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Country Ramblers with Don WintersSongs Made Famous By The Carter Family ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $0.99
Titles include "Worried Man Blues", "Homestead On The Farm", "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "Lonesome Valley", "Fair & Tender Ladies", "Keep On The Sunnyside", and "Diamonds In The Rough". LP, Vinyl record album

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Craig Mack & Notorious BIGBIG Mack (with bonus cassette) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bad Boy/Atlantic, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Classic era Bad Boy hip hop pairing tracks by Craig Mack & Biggie – both gone but never to be forgotten – originally issued as a promo-only sampler in 1994 and reissued here for the first time ever as a LP & cassette combo! The Craig Mack side includes the classic single "Flava In Ya Ear", a few standout tracks from his debut LP and a few rarer B-Sides including "Project: Funk Da World", "Real Raw", "Mainline" and "Like D'at Y'all". The Notorious BIG side is one classic after another, including "Juicy", "Things Done Changed", "Ready To Die", "The What", "Me & My B***h" and Unbelievable. Also includes the complete set on cassette! LP, Vinyl record album
(LP & cassette combo. Limited edition!)

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Miles DavisBitches Brew (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". CD features one bonus track – "Feio" – nearly 12 more minutes of electric goodness! CD
Also available Bitches Brew ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue ... LP 29.99

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Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
One of the four essential quintet sides Miles Davis cut for Prestige in the mid 50s – all modern jazz classics by anyone's measure, along with Steamin', Relaxin' and Cookin'. These quintet sides established Davis and John Coltrane as a significant force to be reckoned with, and helped set the tone for much of the small group and post bop jazz cut in that era. Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones lay a smooth swinging pulse for Miles and Trane to blow over on the set – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "Four", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "The Theme (takes 1 & 2)", "Trane's Blues", "Ahmad's Blues" and "Half Nelson". CD

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Reverend Gary DavisWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
The last studio album from the Reverend Gary Davis – and a set that was a great attempt to finally capture his talents in a well-recorded setting! Despite that fact, the presentation here is mostly in the spirit of Davis' roots – mostly with the man himself on vocals, guitar, banjo, and harmonica – the last of which is often overdubbed, given the 12 track recording – with some occasional added vocals from Sister Annie Davis. Most tracks were recorded in 1969, but the set also features two numbers recorded five years before – and titles include "Let's Get Together", "Sun Goin Down", "Lol I'll Be With You Always", "Out On The Ocean Sailing", "Birmingham Special", "Soon My Work Will All Be Done", and "There's A Destruction In That Land". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond With The Modern Jazz Quartet – The Only Recorded Performance ... LP
Finesse, 1971/1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A rare pairing, and a great one too – as Paul Desmond joins the Modern Jazz Quartet for a unique live set from the early 70s – with a great sound that's even more wonderful than we expected! Desmond is always great no matter what the setting – but he sounds especially nice working here alongside the mix of piano and vibes offered by the MJQ – in a style that's subtle, but never as sleepy as some of their other records from the period, thanks to some sharper edges from Desmond. The alto sax really brings something new to this record – carving out snakey little lines that glow and glimmer with a nicely subdued soul – and in a way, the MJQ really just seem to be holding back in a role where they're Paul's accompanists, and not the main stars of the set. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Blue Dove", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Bag's Groove", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roxbury/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be Thankful For What You Got", one of those righteous soul tunes that everybody knows, everybody loves, but which was recorded by an artist that nobody can remember. Get this one, and you'll remember William De Vaughn as a genius for the rest of your life – not only for the full 7-minute version of "Be Thankful", which has a great conga breakdown in the middle, but also for other original tunes like "Blood is Thicker than Water", "You Can Do It", and "Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand". Very righteous, and with a deep soul groove that was hardly matched by other albums of the era! LP, Vinyl record album

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Don DeGrate DelegationI Wanna Be Ready ... LP
AVI, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Righteous work, with a clubby undercurrent – featuring bass by Jesse Boyce, who also did arrangements with keyboardist Stan Harper! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small seam splits and some masking tape remnants on front.)

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Lou DonaldsonEverything I Do Gonh Be Funky/Minor Bash ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Two rare groovers from Lou! "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky" is Lou's version of the Lee Dorsey hit – and it kicks off with some rare group vocals before hitting a solid New Orleans funk groove. "Minor Bash" is a great jazz stepper – taken at a fast pace, with a solid sax/organ groove that gets us out on the dancefloor in a snap! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Lee DorseyEverything I Do Gonh Be Funky/There Should Be A Book ... 7-inch
Amy, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Hard hard hard New Orleans soul! Lee's in perfect form on both sides – especially "Everything I Do", one of his best-ever tracks! Allen Toussaint produced, and the material is a lot rawer than later stuff by Lee! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with bold text logo.)

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