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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
The Beat Bronco Organ Trio are more than great enough at the core, but they also offer up some great surprises over the course of this fantastic full length album – including slight use of clavinet and mini-moog by Gabri Casanova, who mostly handles the Hammond in the lead – and guest work at a few spots from Chip Wickham on flute and electric piano! There's a few other players who drop in along the way – but the core groove here is from the trio, who not only replicate a 60s soul jazz vibe, but also move things through a deep funk legacy – maybe more in the mode of the Sugarman Three than a Don Patterson or Jack McDuff combo on Prestige – as there are rhythms and elements that pick up bits of 70s funk. Drums are by Antonio Pax Alvarez and guitar is by Lucas De Mulder – and titles include "Hard Play", "Crispy Time", "Easy Baby", "Hey Hey", "Squirtly", "Under Pressure", "Road Trip", and "Electro Pi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Beat HappeningYou Turn Me On ... CD
Sub Pop, 1992. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Amazing! "Get It Right", "More Rice", "Indian Bells", "Club Scene", "Duel", "Organ Stroll", "In The Cave", "Malfunction", "Victory", "Smoke Circle", "Raw Ground Wire", "New Bombay", "Shah Sound", "Another Getaway", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat PharmacyWikkid Times ... CD
Deep Space, 2008. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Freddie And The Dreamers/Beat MerchantsYou Were Made For Me/So Fine ... 7-inch
Tower, 1965. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tower sleeve, with some light wear.)

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Mestizo BeatCanoga Madness ... LP
California Soul Music, New Copy ... On August 28, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Reggae BeatSuperman ... LP
Reggae/Flying Dutchman, 1970. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, splitting in the bottom seam, and a vintage price sticker.)

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✨✧ Beat BoysBe Bop Rock (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Sugarscoop, 1983. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugarscoop sleeve.)

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✨✧ Belgian Afro Beat AssociationKing Is Among Us ... CD
Wam (Belgium), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bronski BeatAge Of Consent ... LP
MCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an MCA stamp.)

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✨✧ English BeatSpecial Beat Service ... LP
IRS, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third album from The English Beat and another step further away from their rougher roots – which may not have sat well with strident fans of their earlier, punchier ska revival sounds – but it stands up today as one of the most timeless leftfield pop albums of the early 80s! The Beat never discarded their calypso, ska, rocksteady inspirations, they simply expanded upon them – and there's plenty of hooky, catchy songcraft on Special Beat Service – as well as the uncommonly soulful pop of songs like "Save It For Later"! Other tracks include "I Confess", "Jeanette", "Sorry", "Sole Salvation", "She's Going", "End OF The Party", "Ackee 1 2 3" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. NOTE – Cover has some stains at the top.)

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✨✧ English BeatToo Nice To Talk/Mirror In The Bathroom/Walk Away ... 12-inch
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. NOTE – Cover has some light stains on the bottom 1/3.)

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

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✨✧ Tabla Beat ScienceLive In San Francisco At Stern Grove ... CD
Axiom, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Tabla Beat ScienceTala Matrix ... CD
Axiom, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ King Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat OrganisationKatakata (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shanu Olu/Hot Casa (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really tremendous record from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a set that's completely sharp from beginning to end, and which has the same sort of side-long jamming that you'd find on the best records by Fela Kuti at the time! King Bucknor's billed as "The Black Isaiah Of Africa" – and he's definitely got a strong spiritual core in his message – which is carried out in lyrics that begin to flow only after the Afrodisk Beat Organisation get things moving – really kicking up the groove with fast-riffing and very funky guitar over basslines that bubble along at a mighty quick pace – and which also get these completely great tenor solos from Dele Okonkwo, a player we'd like to know more. The set features two long tracks – "Soyoyo" and "Katakata" – both completely superb! LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro RicanI Can Do That (radio, inst, acapella)/Just Let It Go (radio, inst, bonus beat) ... 12-inch
Hip Rock, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Some of the other singles we've heard by Afro Rican are more in the Miami bass mode, like the b-side to this single, with a really hyped beat, some popping electro touches, a great cut'n'paste approach to the sampled bits and nice scratching. The a-side keeps the tempo a bit lower, with a funky Sly Stone sample, and some decent enough rhymes, considering the vintage. An unexpected treat from the late 80s dirty south. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in marker.)

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Afro RicanI Can Do That (radio, inst, acapella)/Just Let It Go (radio, inst, bonus beat) ... 12-inch
Hip Rock, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Some of the other singles we've heard by Afro Rican are more in the Miami bass mode, like the b-side to this single, with a really hyped beat, some popping electro touches, a great cut'n'paste approach to the sampled bits and nice scratching. The a-side keeps the tempo a bit lower, with a funky Sly Stone sample, and some decent enough rhymes, considering the vintage. An unexpected treat from the late 80s dirty south. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner, index label, and a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassBeat Of The Brass ... LP
A&M, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $13.99
Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven exotic touches and sweeter A&M pop – all coming together at a level that's far more sophisticated than you might guess if you've only got a version of Herb that's reduced to simple cliche! Herb also makes a key vocal appearance on the song "This Guy's In Love With You" – the group's first #1 single, and the beginning of a great run of Alpert vocalizations. Other tracks include "The Robin", "Slick", "Panama", "A Beautiful Friend", "She Touched Me", and "Thanks For The Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Eric AndersenBeat Avenue ... CD
Appleseed, 2003. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Juan AtkinsBeat Track ... 12-inch
Red Parrot, 1987. Very Good ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels are wavy from moisture.)

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)


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Biz MarkieLet Me See U Bounce (extended mix, acappella, inst, beat box) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The Biz is back!!! The first official new Biz Markie single to come along in what seems like ages is a bouncy electronic club pumper. It sounds like Biz has been definitely paying attention to the cuts produced by the Swizz crew, the Neptunes, and Timbaland. Looking forward to the full length! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, in a Tommy Boy sleeve. Labels have a beat sticker.)

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Blak ForestJust Wanna Be A Star (greenbeats remix, beat junkies remix, album, inst)/Throw Em In The Sun (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Skanless, 1997. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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Art BlakeyBig Beat (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $29.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality!)

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Bomb The BassBeat Dis (extended dis, bonus beats, radio edit, dub dis) ... 12-inch
4th & Broadway, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon – The Upsetter Years ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used ... $22.99
Like so many vocalists, Junior Byles shone brightest under the guidance of Lee Perry, and this excellent retrospective collects more than just a few of the great Jamaican soul sides he'd cut under his production. All of these numbers have the spare loping groove, with nice organ lines and bouncing bass that were the hallmark of Scratch's early 70's work, laced with Byles' great roots vocals over top. 23 tracks in all, including "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Home", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", "Poor Chubby", "Hail To Power", "Fever", "When Will Better Come", "Curly Locks" and "Dreader Locks". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cookie CarrPlays Cool Organ With A Solid Beat Vol 2 ... LP
Grand Award, 1959. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has an old shop stamp on back.)

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Chris CarterMondo Beat (clear vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Conspiracy International/Mute, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 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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✨✧ Gary BB ColemanIf You Can Beat Me Rockin'... ... LP
Ichiban, 1988. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Ray ColumbusNow You Shake – The Definitive Beat, R&B, Pop, & Psych Recordings 1963 to 1969 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A great collection of work from Ray Columbus – a New Zealand rocker of mid 60s vintage, but one who works here with mod sounds to rival much bigger names in London at the time! The collection begins with a core set of work by Ray Columbus & The Invaders – a super-sharp combo who have this sense of energy and fire that's a bit like Paul Revere & The Raiders, but more tuned towards beat group sounds – boundless energy that makes the rest of the combo a perfect fit for Ray's spirited lead vocals. The set then moves into solo material that Columbus recorded on his own, and with groups The Challenge, The Art Collection, and Fire – all with stylistic shifts that follow some of the British forays into trippier sounds after the initial beat boom – or some more compelling, more sophisticated material that Columbus really carries off well as a solo act. Titles include "She's A Mod", "I'm Finding Out", "She's Back Again", "Till We Kissed", "We Want A Beat", "In Memory Of Today", "Happy In A Sad Kind Of Way", "Los Angeles", "I'm Good For You", "Polka Dot Resistance", "Kick Me", and "East Pinkerton Street". CD

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Chris ConnellyHeart Has To Ache Before It Learns To Beat – The Lyrics & Poems Of Chris Connely ... Book
Shipwrecked, 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
Chris Connelly is a hell of a singer – a man with a god-like voice that we'd rank right up there next to David Bowie and Scott Walker – and we're sometimes so entranced by the sound of his voice that we actually forget to listen to the lyrics of his songs, which are equally great! This book more than corrects that bad habit of ours, and brings a special focus to the talents of Connelly with the pen – collecting over forty years of lyrics and other writing in one really massive book – 450 pages worth of words that Chris penned for every one of his solo albums, plus his work in other groups, and even collaborations with other artists and some unused lyrics too! We could stuff the description by mentioning Connelly's ties to groups like Ministry or Fini Tribe, or talking about the collaborations with Meshell N'Degeocello or KMFDM – but the man himself is the core of the book, and the wealth of his writings in one place is really stunning. The songs read like poems, maybe even coming across more so in the space of silence without music – and the huge book is a wonderful tribute to the dedication and craft that Connelly has brought to his long career. Softcover, 451 pages. Book
(Initial copies signed by Chris Connelly himself!)

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Sam CookeNight Beat ... CD
RCA/Abkco, 1963. Used ... $1.99
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" feeling, with some piano in the lead on many tracks, and backing by a larger group conducted by Rene Hall – a great setting that lets Cooke hit some of his most soulful moments on record from the time! The album includes many lesser-known Cooke performances – including "Trouble Blues", "You Gotta Move", "Fool's Paradise", "Lost & Lookin", and "Mean Old World". CD
(1995 jewel case pressing.)
Also available Night Beat (remastered edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Sam CookeNight Beat (remastered edition) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1963. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" feeling, with some piano in the lead on many tracks, and backing by a larger group conducted by Rene Hall – a great setting that lets Cooke hit some of his most soulful moments on record from the time! The album includes many lesser-known Cooke performances – including "Trouble Blues", "You Gotta Move", "Fool's Paradise", "Lost & Lookin", and "Mean Old World". CD
Also available Night Beat ... CD 1.99

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Xavier CugatThat Latin Beat ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & purple label RCA/Camden pressing in the full color cover.)

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DeCastrosRockin' Beat ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A surprising little groover from the DeCastro Sisters – and a record that's a lot more playful than most of their other work! The girls are still working here in that older-styled female harmony mode that first came to prominence in the 30s and 40s – but they're also getting some hip retuning from arranger Jack Marshall, one of the most dynamic talents in the Capitol stable at the time, and an artist who always manages to bring something interesting to a record. Marshall's going for a slight "rockin" undercurrent – not one that's rock and roll, but which uses bouncing bass at the bottom, some occasional Hammond, and some nicely jazzy horns that are often heavy on the saxes – all of which make the tunes swing with a groovier feel than you might expect. Titles include "Goody Goody", "Undecided", "I Enjoy Being A Girl", "There Goes My Heart", "Them There Eyes", "I'm In Love", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Top seam has a small split held with clear tape.)

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Disco 3Fat Boys (voc, inst)/Human Beat Box ... 12-inch
Sutra, 1984. Sealed ... $7.99
The Fat Boys, before they became known as such, with production by Kurtis Blow, and some nice early beat boxing from Buff. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sutra sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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DominatrixDominatrix Sleeps Tonight (main, chants, Dominant mix, Beat Me) ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1984. Very Good- (pic cover)... $9.99
One of our favorite tunes from the old school – a beautiful blend of vocoder vocals, sinister keyboards, and some cool splashy beats! This one ties it all together – the sound of the streets, the experiments of the import scene, and the changing energy in the clubs – all with a perfect blend of moods, and that wicked "D-d-d-d-d-d-ominatrix" chant! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P. Tracks include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock And Roll", and "Smile". CD
Also available Beauty & The Beat (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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EdanBeauty & The Beat (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lewis, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P. Tracks include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock And Roll", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 500 copies – on deep red vinyl!)
Also available Beauty & The Beat ... CD 6.99

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Fat BoysSex Machine (voc, dub)/Beat Box Is Rocking ... 12-inch
Sutra, 1986. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Yep, the Fat Boys covering JB. But it's the beat boxing on the b-side that makes this one worthwhile. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sutra sleeve.)

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GallifreChicago Boogie Rhythm Tracks – 117 Beat/House Beats/Night Beats (beats, house rhythm)/Faces (beats) ... 12-inch
Danica, 1987. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Nice early jazzy Chicago house, very much in the vein of Mr Fingers, though this single is a bit more stripped down and tracky than some of Gallifre's releases on Gherkin. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Danica sleeve.)

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Billy GriffinRespect/Hit Me With Your Beat ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have some pen.)

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Jack HammerRebellion – Jack Hammer Sings & Reads Songs & Poems Of The Beat Generation ... LP
Warwick, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the coolest albums of beatnik jazz we've ever heard – thanks a lot to Jack Hammer, who comes off here like a self-styled Oscar Brown Jr! Despite the title, most of the work seems to be Jack's own – and the record features some hip Ginsberg/Kerouac-styled poems spoken over small combo jazz backing by an unnamed group with a great guitarist – plus more tracks that are actually songs, done in the evocative folk jazz style that Brown was using heavily in his recordings of the period. Pretty compelling stuff overall – about halfway between the album that Langston Hughes cut with Mingus, and any Oscar Brown Jr albums on Columbia. Titles include "Like", "Man Candle", "Rebellion", "The Hawks & The Crowns", "Neon Moon", and "Mean & Evil Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam and half split bottom seam.)

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Alan Hawkshaw/Keith MansfieldBeat Incidental – KPM 1043 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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✨✧ Huggie & the EquitablesTun Tun (Soca)/Tun Beat Music ... 12-inch
Strakers, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Strakers sleeve.)

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Bobbi HumphreyCity Beat ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
An under-discovered batch of jazzy soul from Bobbi Humphrey – an artist we love for her 70s work on Blue Note and Epic, still sounding pretty great here in the late 80s! The overall style of the album's a bit different than Bobbi's 70s work – more in a Patrice Rushen blend of 80s groove R&B styles and jazzy flourishes – and the whole set was done in collaboration with arranger Tommy James, who also plays a lot of keyboards on the set. Bobbi's flute work is as sweet as ever – especially on the mellower, more laidback tracks – and even her occasional vocals still sound pretty nice too! Titles include "Tropical Voyage", "Loop 12", "Come Get To This", "Days Of You & Me", "What The Heart Needs", and "City Beat". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Ice TMake It Funky (club mix, 7-inch, dub)/Sex (club mix, bonus beat) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and advisory sticker.)

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Joe Jackson BandBeat Crazy ... LP
A&M, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Joeski LovePee-Wee's Dance (voc, acapella beat, inst) ... 12-inch
Vintertainment, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A reissue of the pre-Elecktra "Vintertainment" pressing of the great mid 80s hip-hop novelty 12-inch. Nice spare mid-school production using Pee-Wee's trademark cut "Tequila"...it had everyone doing the Pee Wee Herman! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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Orlando JuliusDance Afro-Beat ... LP
Afro-Beat, 1984. Good ... $9.99
An obscure album of 80s grooves from the man who virtually invented African Funk! As you can guess by the date, this one's not in the harder mode of Julius' earlier sessions – but it's still got some great choppy Fela-like grooves, and instrumentation that's still quite committed to maintaining all the classic elements of the sound, especially on the horns, percussion, and guitar parts. Titles include "A Dara", "Ashiko", "Dance Afro-Beat", and "Ishe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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Hubert Laws & Earl KlughHow To Beat The High Cost Of Living – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A totally wonderful little record – not just a funky 70s soundtrack, but an excellent jazz outing as well – thanks to the talents of Hubert Laws on flute and Earl Klugh on guitar! Patrick Williams wrote and arranged the whole set – and he merges his jazzier roots with some of his sublime 70s soundtrack skills – in a mix that's still lean enough to keep the album right up there with Laws' best from the time, but also give things a bit more of a funky punch, too. There's lots of great moments in a CTI/Kudu mode – and titles include "Down River", "Piccolo Boogie", "The Edge", "The Caper", "The Scuffle", and "Ready To Run". CD

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Peggy Lee & George ShearingBeauty & The Beat ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A very nice small combo album from Peggy Lee – singing here with live backings by the George Shearing Quintet, in a style that's very different from a lot of her other work for Capitol! The set's got a slight Latin feel, thanks to George's mix of percussion, vibes, piano, and guitar – and Peggy's never sounded better, stepping out strongly on tunes that include "Do I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "There'll Be Another Spring", and "Mambo In Miami". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Peggy Lee, George ShearingBeauty & The Beat (80s pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1959. Sealed ... $4.99
A very nice small combo album from Peggy Lee – singing here with live backings by the George Shearing Quintet, in a style that's very different from a lot of her other work for Capitol! The set's got a slight Latin feel, thanks to George's mix of percussion, vibes, piano, and guitar – and Peggy's never sounded better, stepping out strongly on tunes that include "Do I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "There'll Be Another Spring", and "Mambo In Miami". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jerry Lee LewisMemphis Beat ... LP
Smash, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Henry ManciniBlues & The Beat ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $5.99
This is a pretty jazzy record compared to the usual Mancini soundtrack-type stuff. It's mostly mellow the whole way through and has some very nice moments due to the quality of the playing. His orchestra includes such folks as Pete Condoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Johnny Williams on piano, Victor Feldman on vibes & marimba and Larry Bunker on vibes. There is only one Mancini original – "The Beat" – and the others are jazz standards such as "Misty", "After Hours", "Mood Indigo", "Tippin In", "Sing, Sing, Sing", and "Big Noise From Winnetka". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing, with deep groove.)

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MARRSPump Up The Volume (long, bonus beat, inst)/Anitina ... 12-inch
4th & Broadway, 1987. Very Good- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
An offshoot of the 4AD rock scene from the UK, this number sampled Rakim from "Paid In Full" to great effect – and it made quite a bit of sense that the track was issued on 4th & Broadway in the US (probably also a legal move, so that the label wouldn't sue 4AD for copping a sample from one of their artists! The record features a bit of scratching by CJ Mackintosh, with a bubbly beat that made it huge on both sides of the Atlantic. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sergio MendesBeat Of Brazil (aka Voce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada) (blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Culture Factory, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... On September 26, 2020
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to influence countless other Brazilian groups at the time. Mendes is in the lead on piano, and other players include Edison Machado on drums, Raul De Souza on trombone, and Hector Costita on tenor sax. The whole thing's great – a masterpiece of both jazz and bossa – and it's filled with classic tunes arranged by Jobim, Moacir Santos, and Sergio himself. Titles include "Nana", "Primitivo", "Desafinado", "Ela E Carioca", "Amor Em Paz", "Noa Noa", and "Neurotico". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell's Driving Beat ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 15.99
A killer from Willie Mitchell – harder, funkier, and a lot more soulful than most of his other records from the 60s! The groove here is sock-soul, and most cuts have a hard and tight funky 45 approach. Willie was really cut loose on this one – freed from his usual standard of recording hits and pop songs, he wrote all the songs on the set – and they're heavy Memphis instrumentals with a sound that's much more like 60s Bar Kays work on Stax! There's a great sax player on the session, too – not named in the notes, unfortunately, but with a sound that really wails on the best tracks. Titles include "Fat Cat", "Pep Talk", "That Driving Beat", "The Champion (parts 1 & 2)", "Nick O Demus", "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright", and "Stone Face". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandy NelsonWalkin' Beat! ... LP
Sunset, 1969. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alexander O' NealLove Makes No Sense (radio edit, lp, radio bonus beat edit, bonus beat mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1993. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Alex O'NealLove Makes No Sense (radio, LP, radio bonus beat edit, bonus beat mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1993. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a click on the radio bonus beat edit.)

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Josef Pliva & Vaclav Zahradnik OrchestraFairy Tales In Beat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
A totally groovy set from the famous Czech ensemble of Vaclav Zahradnik – easily one of the greatest groups going on his scene at the time, and presented here in a very weird and wonderful special setting! The album's definitely what it says in the title – fairy tales in beat, done as a follow-up to Zahradnik's famous Jazz Goes To Beat album – with grooves that are as fluid and freaky as that album, but topped with English language vocals from Josef Pliva, who sings these short little stories based on fairy tales – but in a way that almost sounds more like some weird psych lyrics than any sort of stories for kids! Vaclav's group is great at the core – with a very strong MPS-like mix of electric and acoustic elements, which makes the whole thing sound totally groovy, even before the lyrics come into play. Titles include "Witch Baba Yaga", "Children & Adults", "Mother Crow", "I Pray For The Ill", "One Happy Land", "Snowhite", "A Cup Full Of Magic", and "Stupid & Lazy John". CD also features two bonus tracks in Czech – "Diamontovy Kocar" and "Modlitba Za Nemonce". CD

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Psychedelic AliensPsycho African Beat ... CD
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! The group released one 4 song EP and a pair of 7-inches in it's 3 year existence. Academy compiles and beautifully packages all of those songs here and they are completely incredible – it's an almost painfully brief blast of pure genius, but important and vital work that needs to be heard! Psychedelic funk from Ghana with a raw edge and soulful groove. Includes "Blofonyobi Wo Atale", "Hijacking", "We're Laughing", "Extraordinary Woman", "Gbekeke Wo Taoc", "Gbomei Adesai", "Homowo", "Okponmo Ni Tisitsi Emo Le". CD
(Beautiful hardbound book style packaging – with a thick set of and photos and notes by band leader Carl Ricky Telfer!)

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✨✧ Santa Maria RomitelliAldo E Ulla/Beat Del Panfilo ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
Two very groovy tracks from the score to the film Top Sensation – both of them great! "Aldo E Ulla" has snapping drums and this very cool organ – moving between melody and this cool squishy sound across the keyboard – all in a way that reminds us of the great use of the instrument by Piero Piccioni! "Beat Del Panfilo" is fuller and funkier – even harder drums that romp along nicely, while a fuller horn section blasts out majestically with a cool mod groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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RubberoomSector Rush (clean, original, bonus beat)/Shining/Smoke (clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Indus, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The first single in a while from Chicago's Rubberoom. Rubberoom further develop their layers-of-deep-bass-and-dissonant-samples style. Sort of like Indelibles, but even more atmospheric vocal and less crashing beats. Scratches by Midwest DMC champs, the 101 Crew. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ SantosWork Me Trax/Work The Box (vocals)/Space The Box/Beat The Knuckles ... 12-inch
Trax, 1986. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Deep dubby almost techno feeling tracks from the first generation of house by Adonis with some help from Frankie Knuckles on the mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with BP etch, in a worn Trax sleeve.)

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Tom ScottStreet Beat ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Maybe not the beat of the street in our neck of the woods, but a set that's definitely got a bit more bite than some of Tom Scott's other late 70s efforts! Scott's work on saxes is mixed with a bit of Lyricon as well – tied up in a group that features fuzzy guitar from Carlos Rios, who underscores the groove nicely on some of the album's funkier tracks. Other players include Don Grusin on keyboards and Ralph MacDonald on drums – plus a small horn section that features Jim Horn on tenor and baritone sax. A vocal chorus sings on a few numbers, but the main focus is instrumental – that well-crafted funky jazz vibe that Scott helped invent during the 70s. Titles include "Give Me Your Love", "The Shakedown", "Greed", "Street Beat", "Come Closer Baby", "We Can Fly", and "Car Wars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 1 ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. Used ... $14.99
A great chapter in 60s bossa jazz – Zoot Sims "answer" to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – recorded in a similar jazz-meets-bossa style, with some great guitar work by Jim Hall! Zoot's solos are a bit tighter and not as laidback as Stan's – giving a more jazz-based sound to the work that makes for a nice change – and most of the tunes feature larger backings from Manny Albam and Al Cohn – never too over-arranged, but with enough of a full swinging sound to set things right. Hall's guitar works surprisingly well in the setting – and titles include "Barquinho De Papel", "Ciume", "Recado Bossa Nova (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cano Canoe". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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SpongetonesBeat Music ... LP
Ripete, 1982. Sealed ... $29.99
A catchy little record from this Carolinas combo – with titles that include "Cool Hearted Girl", "Every Night Is A Holiday", "Eloquent Spokesman", "Better Take It Easy", "Don't You Know", and "Take My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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Todd Terry ProjectBango (To The Batmobile)/Back To The Beat (Test Pressing) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1988. Very Good ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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TrashmenBird Dance Beat/A-Bone ... 7-inch
Garrett, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Script logo label with some marker.)

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Piero UmilianiFischiando In Beat ... CD
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than most of those records, though – done for the tiny Omicron sound library, as part of Piero's Sound Workshop series – with a nice mix of jazzy instrumentation on horns, plus a sweet range of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, Hammond, and even a bit of spinet! Some tunes have bossa rhythms, others are more 60s mod – and the record also features a few sweet bits of whistling and acoustic guitar as well – although the main focus seems to come from the horns and keyboards. Titles include "Yes OK", "Autostop Per Rio", "Fischiando In Beat", "Tokio Blues", "Go Go Go", "Sono Un NJostalgico", and "Samba Mah Na", a great remake of one of Umiliani's famous themes! CD

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Sven VathHarlequin – Beauty & The Beast (murk boys mix, underworld alternative mix, club mix, bonus beat) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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WeaselsLiverpool Beat ... LP
Wing, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerry WooListen To My Heart Beat ... LP
Polygram, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Harry ZimmermanBand With A Beat ... LP
Hi Fi, 1957. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love ReactionTattooed Beat Messiah ... CD
Vertigo, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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VariousAfrican Dance Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousBeach Beat Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer collection of rare 60s soul – very different than you might expect from the title and cover! Remember Beach music? Once upon a time we might have argued that was a more contemporary term for an older genre, like northern soul, but this mighty fine collection from the late 60s on Atlantic shows you the sound's been around for quite some time! A great soundtrack for the beach from the Carolina scene – sweetly loping grooves that got heavy play at summer resorts on the southern shores of the Atlantic! While not all the groups originated in the south, the music's gained a special place in the hearts of folks in the Carolinas, who've come to consider the music their own because of it's slightly stepping beat and gentle kind of groove! A dozen numbers in all, including "Searching For My Love" by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, "Teasin' You" by Willie Tee, "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis, "Fat Boy" by Billy Stewart, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis, "May I" by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Across The Street" by Lenny O'Henry, "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" by Clyde McPhatter, "Idol With The Golden Hand" by the Coasters, "The Entertainer" by Tony Clarke, "Nip Sip" by the Clovers, and "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue and green label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some adhesive residue along the opening.)

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VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 1 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
The fab first volume of this legendary series – filled with great music, wonderful images, and a really wide range of sounds and notes on the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s! The package is filled with classics – and is a great place to start, especially if you want to go way past the obvious – and really dig into all the greatness that Italy had to offer in the 60s – the wealth of mod, jazz, and bossa-styled sounds that were crafted for the endless array of great movies coming from the scene. Titles include "Beat Fuga Shake" by Riz Ortolani, "Cheps & Nefertiti" by Franco De Gemini, "Iena Sequence" by Roberto Pregadio, "Tiffany Sequence M8" by Riz Ortolani, "Omar Khayyam" by Franco De Gemini, "Latin Quarter" by Riz Ortolani, "Tema De Londra M47" by Francesco De Masi & Alessandro Alessandroni, "I Want It All" by Bruno Nicolai, and "Traffic Boom" by Piero Picconi. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBeat Generation (3CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, Late 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
A great colleciton – spoken word material, hip singers, and more – with tracks from Jack Kerouac, Lord Buckley, Babs Gonzalez, Carl Sandburg, Allen Ginsberg, Del Close, Dizzy Gillespie, William S Burroughs, King Pleasure, Ken Nordine, Langston Hughes, The Gordons, and many more! CD
(Out of print, and still sealed! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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VariousBeat Scene ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About August 29, 2020
An excellent collection of work from one of our favorite strands of the British scene of the 60s – the all-important beat scene – the mod-styled groups that started to emerge from England at the time, influenced by American soul and R&B, but working in a style that was clearly all their own! There certainly were echoes of the beat sound in the music of The Beatles and other Brit invasion combos – but on the fringes of the scene, the styles were much farther-reaching, and eventually set the stage for progressive and jazz rock modes at the end of the 60s. The key years of the beat scene are nicely documented here by a variety of different groups that go way beyond familiar hits. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBeat Street – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Sealed ... $11.99
The big cuts here include Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five's full 12-inch version of "Beat Street Breakdown", Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force's "Frantic Situation", and Arthur Baker's "Breaker's Revenge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBehind The Dykes – Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964-1972 (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca/Music On Vinyl, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... On September 26, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, September 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on September 26 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a fresh slice of global music – Caribbean cuts that borrow bits from electro soul, house music, and other styles of the time – and weave the newer elements into island rhythms with a very forward-thinking feel! The tunes are heavy on keyboards and beats, yet still have a indie soul sort of charm – and as usual with Soundway, the whole thing comes with very detailed notes on the music. Most tunes are b-sides, dubs, or edits – and titles include "Last Days" by The Millers, "Wild Indian Band" by Andre Tanker, "Zion Gates (dub)" by Mohjah, "I Want Your Love" by Peter Britto, "Hotter & Hotter (dub edit)" by Juno D, "D'Jab Jab Dance (bad lad mix)" by Colin Jackman, "Fighting Soldier" by Cito Jarvis, "Stand Up & Rock Your Body (inst)" by Roger Bain, "Fire (ext dub edit)" by D Ivan, "Body Beat" by Bill Campbell, and "It's Alright" by Adonijah. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCan You Feel That Beat – Funky 45s & Other Rare Grooves ... CD
Numero/J&D, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
A dream of a set from the folks at Numero Group – a special package that digs through all their many collections and archive projects, and comes up with some of the funkiest cuts in the bunch! Unlike some of their other compilations, this one focuses on the groove first – and the groove is nice and funky, hard and gritty, and feels like you're sitting next to the turntable, playing a stack of rare funk 45s, one after the other! Titles include "Function Underground" by We The People, "Jungle" by Young Senators, "Let Me Come Within" by Renaldo Domino, "Iron Leg" by Mickey & The Soul Generation, "Get It Right" by Soul President, "First Thing I Do In The Morning" by Joyce Williams, "Party Time" by Black Soul Express, "Money Won't Save You" by Boscoe, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Robert Moore, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, and "Watch The Dog That Bring The Bone" by Sandy Gaye. CD

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VariousChange The Beat – The Celluloid Records Story 1979 to 1987 ... LP
Celluloid/Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Hip hop, street soul, and lots lots more – a really revolutionary selection of music from the legendary Celluloid Records – a label that was virtually a genre unto itself! Celluloid was a key force tying together the New York downtown scene at the start of the 80s, and the postcolonial music world of Paris – and as a result, they always operated with a culture-crossing style that few other companies of the time managed to hit – merging together sounds in really unlikely ways, and often coming up with fresh new styles in the process! The label's known for crate-diggers for its hip hop releases – and to world music fans for its electric Africa work – but they also were on the forefront of New York No Wave, avant jazz, and post-punk – and somehow found a way to integrate both young new talents, and older experimentalists who still had plenty to offer. This package finally does Celluloid justice – and goes way past the few simplistic comps of the label's work over the years – training the skilled Strut ear to the whole thing, and also serving up the full story of the label in the process. Titles include "I'm The One" by Material, "Day Tripper" by Shockabilly, "Tele Apres La Meteo" by Fredinand, "Disco Rough (long version)" by Mathematiques Modernes, "Electrique Sylvie (full length version)" by Modern Guy, "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine" by Last Poets, "Abele Dance ('85 rmx)" by Manu Dibango, "Change The Beat (French & English)" by Fab 5 Freddy, "The Escapades Of Futura 2000" by Futura 2000 with The Clash, and "Downing Street Rock" by Winston Edwards & Blackbeard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the CDs.)

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VariousContemporary Afro Beat – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
The third in the Contemporary series from Tramp Records – this one focusing on the fertile modern international Afro Beat scene – with funky numbers by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, The Boogoos, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Express Brass Band, N'Ghare Hi Power Band and more! What's so impressive about the material on Contemporary Afro Beat is essentially how well it lives up to the title in such a great away. The spirit of Fela and classic Afro Funk inflects every drum beat, impassioned vocal and burst of brass, but it's done by combos who are not living in a timewarp, it's freshly done with modern relevance. Titles include "Crache La Douleur" by Fanga, "One Way" by Afromotive, "Every Woman Is A Good Woman" by Jojo Quo & Challengers, "Donkey" by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, "Theme For Isaac Kirya" by The Boogoos, "PDP" by Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, "Radio Kabul" by Express Brass Band, "Africa My Dear" by Afrodita and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, but the overall execution is very strongly in the modes put forth by Peruvian labels and producers at the time – often with great use of echo, especially in the guitar lines and keyboards – which make things sound very different than anything coming from Colombia or New York at the time! Yet there's also plenty of salsa elements at play here, too – the kind of percussive interplay that might be driving a Cuban or Puerto Rican combo – but nicely different in this setting too. Titles include "Chola Ingrata" by Los Ecos, "Manzana Verde" by Los Tantos, "El Saltamontes" by Silvestre Montez Y Sus Guantanameros, "La Manzanita" by Los Gitanos, "Descarga Oriental" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Larga Espera" by Los Sanders De Nana, "Lamento Moyobambino" by Sonido Verde De Moyobamba, and "La Narajadita" by Grupo Siglo XX. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCzech Up Vol 1 – Chain Of Fools – Czechoslovak Freak Beat, Fuzz Soul, Female Pop, Disco Fancy, Jazz Funk – 1966 to 1978 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
Fierce funky sounds from Czechoslovakia – all recorded during a time when the nation was going through a huge cultural revolution! It's a well-known fact that the Czech scene of the 60s and 70s was one of the hippest behind the Iron Curtain – but while Czech films and literature gained quite a bit of attention in the western world at the time, most of their music hardly ever had a chance to cross the border – which makes this sweet collection a real musical discovery! The work here all comes from the vaults of Supraphon Records – and many of the groups seem to have a core inspiration in some sort of jazz – either 60s soul jazz, 70s fusion, or some of the jazz-rock modes that were big in the European scene of the time – all of which makes for great grooves throught, no matter what the setting – and some surprisingly strong links to American soul sounds of the 60s, which no doubt made their way to Prague through the UK and German beat groups of the time. The package is overflowing with band names and song titles you'll never be able to pronounce, but the music has a really universal appeal to fans of funk and soul, and maybe freakbeat as well – on titles that include "Zlom Vaz" by Flamingo, "Leto Leto" by Eva Pilarova, "Beat" by Ferdinan Havlik, "I've Never Been So Young" by Karel Gott, "Barbarella" by Waldemar Matuska, "Ja Nechci Mit" by Jitka Zelenkova & The Gondolan Brothers, "Polobotka" by Jazz Cellula, "Yvsoka Hra" by Viktor Sodoma, "Jedeme Dal" by Bezinky, "Nestuj A Pojd" by Golden Kids, and "Kyvadio" by Discobolos. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of rhythms from the 60s and the 70s – bossa, jazzy, and funky – filled with amazing twists and turns throughout! The double-length collection is a treasure through and through – easily one of the greatest soundtrack sets we could have hoped for. Tracks include "Teresa L'Illusa" by Riz Ortolani, "Malizie Di Venere" by Gianpiero Reverberi, "Spy Chase" by Bruno Nicolai, "Airport Rock" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake 2000" by Piero Piccioni, "Amanda Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Un Detective" by Fred Bongusto, "Katmandu" by Piero Piccioni, "Theme" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Bambolona" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(First jewel case pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 5 – The Beat Goes On 1961 to 1962 ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Classic work on Atlantic Records – selections by The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, and Carla Thomas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by groups who are better known for funky tracks, other times by overlooked harmony groups and solo singers who rival the greatness of east coast artists like The Moments or Whatnauts! Titles include "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another" by Darling Dears, "Slippin Around" by Thomas East, "Since You've Been Gone" by Little Janice, "Love" by Black Conspirators, "What Am I Waiting For" by Black Exotics, "Who Do You Think You're Fooling (part 1)" by Symphonic Four, "I'll Find A True Love" by Lee Bonds, "Young Girl" by Jazzie Cazzie & The Eight Sounds, and "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card – which also includes 80 page digital booklet!)

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. CD

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VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of offbeat pop that Quentin Tarantino might throw into a soundtrack – but there's also a much deeper range of sounds going on than you might expect, with wonderfully clever instrumentation, and lots of surprisingly heartfelt passages in the vocals! And sure, the language might be a barrier – but there's a really universal sense of appeal to this music – a variant of 60s soul and pop, focused through a different sort of lense – and the instrumentation alone is great – with wicked guitars, Hammond, and other garagey touches! As usual with Ace, the whole thing's supported with nicely detailed notes that tell the whole story behind these wonderful lost gems (we like this one even better than the fab first volume) – and titles include "Namida No Go Go" by Emy Jackson & Blue Comets, "Koi Gurui" by Chiyo Okumura, "Tokyo No Hito" by The Peanuts, "Warui Kuse" by Kazumi Yasui, "Boy & Girl" by Akiko Wada, "Namida No Mori No Monogatari" by Akiko Nakamura, "Saike Na Machi" by Reiko Mari, "Bazazz No 1" by Kayoko Ishuu, and "Furi Furi 5" by Linda Yamamoto. CD

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VariousOn The Detroit Beat – Motor City Soul UK Style 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
British rock, but with plenty of soul – as these artists were some of the first in the world to be influenced by the sound of early Motown Records – then set about trying to create their own strand of Detroit soul! The influence of Motown on the sound of so many other scenes has been well documented over the years – but this cool little set gets right to the heart of the matter – by representing the kind of British singers and groups who were some of the first to revel in the spirit of Berry Gordy and his creations – then find a way to move things forward with new recordings of their own! As always with Ace Records, the set is way more than just music – as there's a big booklet of notes, with details on all the many tracks and artists – a double dozen selection, with tracks that includes "Sweet Thing" by Georgie Fame, "Mickey's Monkey" by The Hollies, "No 1 In Your Heart" by Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, "Heat Wave" by Beverley Jones & The Prestons, "One Of These Days" by Guy Darrell, "I Want To Go Back There Again" by Bill Kenwright & The Runaways, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by Elkie Brooks, "I'll Be Doggone" by Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas, "As Long As I Know He's Mine" by Julie Grant, "Money" by The Undertakers, "I Want A Love I Can See" by John Leyton & The LeRoys, "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" by The Roulettes, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Spencer Davis Group, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by Small Faces, "Never Leave Your Baby's Side" by Tony Jackson, "No Good Without You" by The Birds, and "Let's Go Somewhere" by Beryl Marsden. CD

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VariousOut Of Africa – World Beat Africa ... CD
Ryko, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Music from Youssou N'Dour, Poto Doudongo, Mathotella Queens, Jane Aginmel, Ali Baba, Segun Adewale, Somo Somo, Ebenezer Obey, Udokotela Shange Namajaha, Souzy Kasseya & Tabu Ley Rochereau. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976 to 1984 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... About June 1, 2020 (delayed)
You might know "Soul Makossa" – the worldwide hit by Manu Dibango that was covered by many folks, and sampled heavily in later years too – but this set takes a look at the deeper scene behind that famous groove, through a host of wickedly funky tracks from the late 70s scene in Cameroon! The tracks here are all upbeat, and not afraid to pick up a few influences from disco when they want – but they've also got a more loose, open sort of vibe – a wonderful flow that seems to set the scene for just about anything to happen over the course of the longer songs! Instrumentation and vocals are equally important here – especially the basslines and guitars – and the style of the work starts out in Dibango territory, but soon moves past into a range of very cool modes. As usual with Analogue Africa, the whole thing's way more than just a batch of songs, too – as the notes are huge, and really get at the special feeling of the scene – a world that we've never seen opened up this well. Titles include "More Love" by Pat Ndoye, "Mininga Meyong Mese" by Nkodo Si-Tony, "Ye Medjuie" by Emmanuel Kahe & Jeanette Kemonge, "Pop Makossa Invasion" by Dream Stars, "Nen Lambo" by Bill Loko, "Yaounde Girls" by Mystic Djim & The Spirits, "Nogon Engap" by Olinga Gaston, "Mussoloki" by Bernard Ntone, and "M'Ongele M'Am" by Eko. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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