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Arthur Big Boy CrudupThat's All Right Mama – The Fire Sessions ... CD
Fire/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99 On July 8, 2022
... CD
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Boy Edgar (Boy's Big Band)Boy Edgar's Sound – Live In Shaffy ... LP
White Elephant (Netherlands), 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most obscure albums from this ultra-hip Dutch leader – a musician who always brought something special to a large ensemble date like this – very much the mix of modernism and swing in the best MPS/Saba sessions of this type! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)
 
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Sonny Boy Williamson/Big Joe WilliamsThrow A Boogie Boogie ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Notorious BIGLife After Death (25th Anniversary super deluxe edition – 8LP set) ... LP
Bad Boy, 1997. New Copy 8LPs ... $170.99 174.98
The second album from Biggie, and a set that was instantly poised to catapult him to superstardom – even before his tragic death ended up doing that before the release of the record! And yes, the title's a bit cryptic – and given the fact that the material came out after BIG was shot, it might seem like a cash-in collection of left-behind tracks – yet it's not that at all. The long path to the album's creation represents a step forward to almost build a bridge between underground hip hop and mainstream soul – maybe in a way that would have calmed some of the coastal beefs that were taking place at the time – as the late, great one works here with an array of guests from both the worlds of hip hop and R&B – 112, Jay-Z, R Kelly, Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Too Short, and others – in a classic set of tracks that includes "Hypnotize", "Kick In the Door", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Notorious Thugs", "Going Back To Cali", "Sky's The Limit", "Miss U", "Ten Crack Commandments", 'What's Beef", and "Nasty Boy". PLUS, this massive 8LP version is overflowing with other material – the original 1997 album on 3LPs, plus all the 12" single and other mixes of "Hypnotize", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Sky's The Limit", and "Nasty Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(A big box – with individual cover art, and a big book of notes!)

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Puff Daddy & Faith Evans/112/The LoxTribute To Notorious BIG – I'll Be Missing You (main, inst)/Cry On/We'll Always Love Big Poppa (main, inst) (CD single) ... CD
Bad Boy, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kay Gee The AllMy Record Is Hot/ When No One Cares/ Big Beat/ She's A Dog ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1987. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Notorious BIGBig Poppa (club, inst, radio edit)/Big Poppa Remix (club, inst)/Who Shot Ya? (club, radio edit, inst)/Warning (club mix) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1994/1995. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prime era BIG with two huge tracks off his debut! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a small tear at the opening, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Notorious BIGReady To Die (Remaster LP) ... LP
Bad Boy, 1995. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Biggie's masterpiece – remastered! There's very little we could possibly say about this east coast landmark that isn't already etched in stone in the annals of hip hop history. Biggie's a master storyteller, whether he's spinning tales of violent street nihilism, his skills beneath the sheets, or blistering sadness and regret. This thing sounds as great in the new millenium as it did at the end of the previous one. All the classics: "Things Done Changed", "Gimme The Loot", "Machine Gun Funk", "Ready To Die", "Warning", "Ready To Die", "Juicy", "Big Poppa", "Respect", "Friend Of Mine", and the Premier-produced "Unbelievable". This remasted re-release of the album includes two bonus tracks – the legendary, oft-bitten track "Who Shot Ya" and "Just Playing (Dreams)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo sticker on the back and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Notorious BIGBig Poppa (radio, inst, dirty)/Warning (radio, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1994. Good ... Out Of Stock
Prime era BIG with two huge tracks off his debut! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small spot of tape and a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Puff Daddy/Faith Evans/LoxTribute To The Notorious BIG ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1997. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
3 tracks: Puff Daddy w/Faith Evans "I'll Be Missing You" (radio edit, inst), 112 "Cry On" the Lox "We'll Always Love Big Poppa" (clean, clean ext, inst). 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little Johnny ChristianSomebody Call My Baby ... LP
Big Boy, 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Classic work from a time when Little Johnny Christian was a key figure on the small blues club scene in Chicago – with titles that include "All Because Of Your Love", "I Want To Know", "Turn In Point", "Somebody Call My Baby", "All Of Your Love", and "End Of The Rainbow". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)
 
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Vince Guaraldi/Rod McKuen/John Scott TrotterBoy Named Charlie Brown – Complete Score (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Kritzerland, 1964. Used ... $34.99
An incredible addition to the world of Charlie Brown soundtracks – and a record that's different both from the jazz album of Vince Guaraldi tunes issued by Fantasy, and the album of Rod McKuen and other instrumental tunes issued by Columbia! Instead, this one goes right to the source tapes for the original cartoon, instead of featuring later re-recordings – and the result is a batch of music that's wonderfully fresh, and which offers up a sublime mixing of both Guaraldi and McKuen modes! There's certainly lots of jazzy tunes by Vince – those cool piano cuts that he did so famously for Peanuts shows – but served up here in versions that are different than the ones on record, and interspersed with some larger orchestrations from John Scott Trotter – and the McKuen tunes are different than those recorded for Columbia – as they sometimes feature vocals by the characters, mixed with a few sung by Rod – and also a few instrumentals too. Plus, the whole thing comes with 10 more bonus tracks – a whopping 32 titles in all – with alternate and unused versions. Titles include "Percussion Swinger/Baseball Theme", "Blue Charlie Brown", "I Before E", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Linus & Lucy (Big City)", "Charlie Brown & His All Stars", "Bus Wheel Blues", and "Failure Face". CD
(Out of print, limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ WhoMeaty Beaty Big & Bouncy ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A classic greatest hits package from The Who – one that had almost as much life as any of their major full length albums, and a set that served to re-introduce new audiences to the group after the success of Tommy and Who's Next! Most of the tracks here predate those albums – pulled from the group's earliest years, and awash in mod rhythms, tight guitars, and lyrics that are quite edgey – even in the format of a two-minute pop tune. Titles include "Boris The Spider", "Happy Jack", "Pictures Of Lily", "My Generation", "The Seeker", "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright", "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere", "A Legal Matter", "Substitute", "I'm A Boy", and "Pinball Wizard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later MCA rainbow label pressing. Cover is great!)

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✨✧ Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolWhite People (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live instrumentation! The gleeful, sarcastic comedy of the stellar first album remains intact, with some genuinely amusing skits (including one with Jay Z appearing under the pseudonym Hines Buchanan), and the deep range of guest vocalists isn't as surprising as how strong their work is in the best tunes. It would have been pretty easy for Prince Paul and Automator to find a bunch of interesting names to flesh out their big pop culture frappe, but something else altogether to make trippy hip hop tracks featuring Cat Power and the Hieroglyphics make sense on the same record. A pretty solid set from the most adventurous pseudo duo in the game! Guests include Del The Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, RZA, Lord Finesse, AG, Rahzel, Jazzy Jay, Qbert, Mike Patton, Casual, Hieroglyphics, Grand Wizard Theodore, El-P, John Oates, Pharrell, Kid Koala, and George W. Bush (just kidding). Tracks include "If It Wasn't For You" with De La, "Are You Down With It" with Mike Patton, "The World's Gone Mad" with Del and others, "It's Like That" with Casual, "I've Been Thinking" with Cat Power, "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Pt 2" featuring Lord Finesse, Qbert and others,"First. . .And Then" featuring Dres from Black Sheep, "A Day In The Life" featuring RZA, AZ and others and more, plus intro/outro by Father Guido Sarducci. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on white vinyl!)

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Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all produced with that polished funky sound that was the band's stock-in-trade during the big chart years! The record includes their funky classic "School Boy Crush", still a sampling favorite – plus loads of other nice moments, like "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "High Flyin Woman", and the hit title cut "Cut The Cake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Willem Breuker KollektiefAngouleme 18 Mai 1980 ... CD
Fou (France), 1980. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
The great Willem Breuker at the height of his powers – delivering a searing performance here that really illustrates all that he was bringing to the Dutch jazz scene at the time! Breuker is amazing here – a reedman and arranger who's very well aware of all the freedoms allowed in jazz in the 70s – but also one of the few to also be able to fold them back into a more fully-arranged mode – not an improvising orchestra, but a compelling group of musicians who can come together through the strength of the arrangements, and set individual fires of their own! Other musicians include Boy Raayakers on trumpet, Willem Van Manen and Bernard Hunnekink on trombones, Maarten Van Norden on tenor, Bob Driessen on alto and baritone, and Henk De Jong on piano – and Breuker himself plays clarinet, soprano sax, alto, and tenor. 2CD set features a huge amount of material – and titles include "Big Busy Band", "La Defense", "Tango Superior", "Flat Jungle", "Pale Fire", "Marche & Sax Solo With Vacuum Cleaner", "Bobbert", "Acro", and "Song Of Mandalay". CD

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Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield Again ... LP
Atco, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A record that's way more than just "again" – that is, a recap of the first Buffalo Springfield classic – as the set not only has the group really exploding forward, but also the individual members taking these strong steps on their own that really point towards their big legacies to follow! Neil Young grabs us with darkness on the first tune, Richie Furay warms us with some country strains on the next, and Stephen Stills moves into a space that's very much his own on the next – yet throughout it all, the record has this sense of unity that really holds up over the years – giving us depth that makes the whole thing an amazing listen time and time again. There's some key help along the way – a bit of piano from Don Randi, electric piano from Jack Nitzsche, and even some recording help from Jim Messina – all furthering the warmth of the group's approach. Titles include "Mr Soul", "Sad Memory", "Hung Upside Down", "Good Time Boy", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Broken Arrow", "A Child's Claim To Fame", and "Expecting To Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with Broadway address. Cover has light wear.)

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DevoOh, No! It's Devo (pic disc) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner, 1982. New Copy ... $25.99
Hey Spud boy! You need this record. Definitely underrated in the grand scheme, Oh No! finds the boys rocking a much more straightforward, nerdy computer funk sound. It sort of takes a page from the 80s Kraftwerk playbook with the grid-patterned 80s computer tomfoolery, albeit with a far more goofball pop groove. Includes the completely great singles "Time Out For Fun","Peek-a-boo!" and "That's Good", plus "Out Of Sync", "Explosions", "Patterns", "Big Mess", "Speed Racer", "What I Must Do", "I Desire" and "Deep Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited picture disc edition!)

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Bill DoggettGon' Doggett ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Mid 50s-Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Includes "Honky Tonk" in two parts, "Big Boy", "Buttered Popcorn", "Backwoods", "Slow Talk", "Quaker City", "Night Train", "Rainbow Riot", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stuck-on cellophane.)

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Fuzzy DuckFuzzy Duck ... LP
MAM/Be With (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really groovy little record – and one by a group who might well be better-named "Funky Duck", given all the heavy drums and sharp riffing on the tunes! These guys are definitely a rock group, but they've also got the sort of instrumentation that would be right at home on a funky soul session – massive drums from Paul Francis, who also handles a lot of percussion, plus wicked basslines from Mick Hawskworth, who works with Francis very hand-in-glove – while Roy Sharland delivers lots of organ and electric piano, and Graham White handles the sharp guitar and vocals too. Were this set issued in the US back in the day, it would have been the kind of crate-digging funky rock record valued by the true school generation – and cuts include "Time Will Be Your Doctor", "Mrs. Prout", "Just Look Around You", "Afternoon Out", "More Than I Am", "Country Boy", "In Our Time", and "A Word From Big D". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gang Of FourSongs Of The Free ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing actually seems pretty well thought out – taking the heady politics of earlier records, and putting them into catchy guitar-driven dancefloor tracks that clearly get the message out to a whole new audience of converts! Titles include "Call Me Up", "I Love A Man In Uniform", "Life It's A Shame", "I Will Be A Good Boy", "The History Of The World", "Muscle For Brains", "Of The Instant", and the sublime William Blake-inspired groover "We Live As We Dream, Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/BBR (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". CD features lots of bonus tracks, too – "Honeybee (Columbia single version)", "Honey Bee (MGM single version)", "All It Took Boy Was Losing You", "Come Tonight", "Never Can Say Goodbye (single version)", "Reach Out I'll Be There (single version)", and "We Just Can't Make It". CD

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Albert GlasserFantastic Film Music Of Albert Glasser Vol 1 ... LP
Starlog, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Includes themes from The Cisco Kid, Big Town, The Boy And The Pirates, The Amazing Colossal Man, The Buckskin Lady, Beginning Of The End, The Cyclops, and Top Of The World. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a split top seam held with pieces of clear tape.)

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ImpressionsImpressions/Never Ending Impressions ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 early gems from The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Impressions – fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and hitting a mode that was a lot more soul than the doo wop of their roots! The sound here is a great bridge between the two eras of the group's career – and a number of the best tracks here are done in a mellow, gentle sort of way that relies heavily on the harmonies – crackling out with beautifully human sounds throughout. Nearly every tune is an original by Curtis Mayfield – and there's not a spot of filler on the album! Titles include "Minstrel & Queen", "Gypsy Woman", "Never Let Me Go", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "Little Young Lover", "Can't You See", and "I Need Your Love". Nice cover, too – with Curtis smiling the biggest ol' bucktoothed smile you'll ever see! Never-Ending Impressions is a major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". CD

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Iron ButterflyUnconscious Power – An Anthology 1967 to 1971 (Heavy/In A Gadda Da Vida/Ball/Live/Metamorphosis/Fillmore East/bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Atco/Eclectic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $49.99 68.99
A monstrous assortment of work from Iron Butterfly – one of the key groups in helping the American scene move from psych to hard rock at the end of the 60s! First up are mono and stereo mixes of Heavy – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". Next is the stereo mix of In A Gadda Da Vida – the album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". Next is the stereo mix of Ball – a killer classic from Iron Butterfly – a group who always had way more to offer than their hits, as you'll find out when dipping into this full length set! The album's worth it alone for the organ lines – which kind of take off from the territory of The Doors, but are often more unusual – and mixed with vocals that can have an eerie sensibility, but without ever sounding indulgent! The music's not pop psych, but it's also never too full of itself – and titles include "In The Crowds", "In The Time Of Our Lives", "Soul Experience", "Lonely Boy", "Belda Beast", and "Filled With Fear". Next are mono and stereo mixes of Live – great live document of the heady power of Iron Butterfly – with titles that include "You Can't Win", "Are You Happy", "In A Gadda Da Vida", "Filled With Fear", and "In The Time Of Our Lives". Next is Metamorphosis – a record that's not a complete metamorphosis for Iron Butterfly, but one that definitely has the group stretching out with even more force and confidence than before! The group were maybe one of the few to come to hard rock via psych, instead of the blues rock path that so many others took at the time – and that difference is key here, as the songs really resonate with the potential for trippiness, but have this great sense of focus – one that makes the vocals sound even more potent than ever. There's still plenty of great organ work too – and titles include "Free Flight", "Shady Lady", "Best Years Of Our Life", "Slower Than Guns", and "Stone Believer". The set also features the 2CD 1968 Fillmore East set – an unreleased live performance from Iron Butterfly – one that captures the group at their late 60s height, in front of a very heady crowd at The Fillmore East! The recording quality is great – very clear, and different than the group's studio albums – with maybe even a bit more focus on the vocals of Doug Ingle, and the guitar lines of Erik Brann – in a way that lifts them out of the bottom sound a bit more, and presents the group in a whole new sort of focus! Plus, the brief patter from the stage also really helps us get an idea of how a trippy band like this could hold such great sway over a crowd at the time – energy that doesn't seem to stop at all, through the 2CD set's presentation of material from four different shows, on two nights of recording. Titles include "Are You Happy", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of Sun", "You Can't Win", "Unconscious Power", "My Mirage", "Her Favorite Style", "Possession", "Iron Butterfly Theme", and the mighty "In A Gadda Da Vida". CD set also features more tracks from singles, new remastering, a poster, and a big booklet of notes! CD

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Jimmy James & The VagabondsNew Religion/London Swings/This Is Jimmy James & The Vagabonds/Open Up Your Soul (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 20.99
Four classic albums from this hip British soul group – issued here in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is New Religion – a record that was also released in America by Atlantic Records. Although they were a UK soul act, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds were a perfect match for the Atlantic soul stable of the 60s. The group had a smooth group style that was partly uptown, partly northern soul – as clearly illustrated in this album, which is divided up into a "mood red: you feel like leaping" side, and a "mood blue: you feel like digging deeper" side. The band chose some good material that really helps them maintain a solid socking soul sound – including "The Entertainer" and "Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud" by Tony Clarke, "Ain't No Big Thing" and "I'm Just A Fool For You Girl" by Gerald Sims, and "Little Boy Blue" and "People Get Ready" by Curtis Mayfield. Also features "Come To Me Softly", a sweet dreamy ballad by Jimmy, and kind of a bit crossover hit for the boys. London Swings is two-sided monster – as the album was originally split with work from the Alan Bown Set too! Here, the CD features just the live material from the soul group – a smoking performance from Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – one that goes way past the sweetness of their hits, and which has a crowd-pleasing, party-hearty approach to soul that's really great! Jimmy and the group serve up versions of "Sock It To Em JB", "That Driving Beat", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "You Don't Know Like I Know", and "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do". This Is Jimmy James & The Vagabonds is a record that featured some crossover tracks with New Religion – but the set here just features the exclusive cuts – including "I Feel Alright", "I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby", "Never Like This Before", "I Don't Wanna Cry", and "You Showed Me The Way". Open Up Your Soul is a record with a really wonderful sound – the deeply soulful vocals of Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, mixed with rich arrangements handled by Nicky Welsh, and produced to perfection by Brit maestro John Schroeder! The record's got the sophistication of some of the Richard Evans productions over at Chess/Cadet at the same time – and, no surprise, the group lead off with a great cover of The Dells "Wear It On Our Face" – then roll into cuts that include "Cry Like A Baby", "Good Day Sunshine", "Four Walls", "Everybody Loves A Winner", "If You're Gonna Love Me", and "Open Up Your Soul". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks from singles – including "Why", "Bumper To Bumper", "Close The Door", "Give Us A Light", "I Wanna Be your Everything", "Hungry For Love", and "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do". CD

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Frankie LaineHell Bent For Leather ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Frankie Laine was one of the 50s' most amazing pop singers – and apart from a few tiny nods for his chart hits, nobody ever gives him the credit he deserves! We love this Hell Bent For Leather set – which features Frankie doing some of the Western-oriented material that became his big thing in later days. The record features a remake of his earlier hit "Mule Train", plus lots of nice ones like "Bowie Knife", "Gunfight At The OK Corral", "Cool Water", "City Boy", and "The 3:10 to Yuma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing with white text.)

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MantronixMusic Madness ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Demon (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The second great album from Mantronix, and one that really has their sound coming together in an amazing way! Mantronik puts together all these amazingly crisp sounds that not only help redefine the edge of hip hop, but also seem prescient for the direction that so many other styles would take in years to come – almost as if he was imagining the future of hip hop and of electronic music at the same time in this set. MC Tee provides the rhymes, and Chep Nunez edits the whole thing with a great ear for all the high spots – on titles that include "Music Madness", "Who Is It", "We Control The Dice", "Electronic Energy Of", "Scream", "Big Band B-Boy", and "Mega Mix". LP, Vinyl record album

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Music BoxSongs Of Sunshine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
Music Box have a nicely different vibe here – a style that some might peg as folk rock, given the acoustic instrumentation – but served up at a level that's very different than similar styles from some of their own UK contemporaries! The group are a trio, without any drums in the lineup – just guitars, a bit of percussion, and small use of recorder, organ, and glockenspiel – yet there's an unusual edge in the instrumentation, both in the guitar notes and the vocals from Rob and Colin Armstrong, both singers who are very different in tone than some of the warmer Brit folk singers of the period. The group also seem to have a bit of influence from the bluesier side of the spectrum – although the music is not blues rock at all, nor is in the more ancient style of folk from early 70s UK groups – all very original, with titles that include "Songs Of Sunshine", "Caillavie", "Harmonium Joe", "Calico Shoeshine Boy", and "The Happy King". CD

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Musical YouthYouth Of Today ... LP
MCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial soul-reggae, but that cut's fun enough, and will certainly keep some folks entertained, if you were to drop it in your set. Also includes "Heartbreaker", "Blind Boy", "Yound Generation", "Mirror Mirror", "Children Of Zion", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Schoolgirl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has an MCA stamp and a cutout notch.)

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NewcomersMannish Boys – The Stax, Volt & Truth Recordings 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A long overdue collection of the Stax, Truth and Volt singles by The Newcomers – a largely under-appreciated sweet soul group from Memphis! While the Stax empire had broken so much stylistic and commercial ground on a number of levels in the preceding years, the sweeter vocal group style was never really an area in which Stax found much surefooted ground – especially at the very end of the 60s and into the 70s, when the label's finances were getting too shaky to break newer groups in a big way. The Newcomers are wonderful, though, and this set of rare singles, unreleased tracks and demos is a terrific introduction! Includes "Girl, This Boy Loves You", "Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)", "You Put The Sunshine Back In My World", "Still A Boy In My Heart", "Humpty Dumpty", "Reaching The Age", "Betcha Can't Guess Who", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Mannish Boy" and other great singles – some previously unissued – plus a handful of lost demos with finished feel, which are really just as great as their rare singles! CD

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Prince PaulPrince Among Thieves (yellow splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $38.99 43.99
A hip hop masterpiece from Prince Paul – his second album as a solo act, but one that builds on years of top-shelf experience in the east coast scene – including his roots with Stetsasonic and production of De La Soul! The record came up at a time when there seemed to be a new sense of self-awareness in hip hop – maybe not a postmodern sensibility, but a gentle play between the real role of the artist and imagined pop presence – handled here by Paul with a lot more care than most, and presented in a concept album format that's full of great surprises along the way! Breeze Brewin of Jugganauts handles the main lyrics, but the story has lots of famous guests along the way – almost a Wizard Of Oz sort of journey that includes Kool Keith, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock, Biz Markie, and many others. Titles include "MC Hustler", "The Other Line", "Pain", "Steady Slobbin", "War Party", "Weapon World", "Handle Your Time", "The Men In Blue", and "Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on yellow & red splatter vinyl!)

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $1.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track. Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the space – as they're all old hands at soloing in such a setting. Players include Herb Geller, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, and Bill Holman. Titles include "Play Boy", "Red Dog Play", "The Line Backer", and "Martian's Lullaby". CD
(Out of print, RCA Classic edition.)
Also available Portrait Of Shorty ... LP 2.99

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the space – as they're all old hands at soloing in such a setting. Players include Herb Geller, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, and Bill Holman. Titles include "Play Boy", "Red Dog Play", "The Line Backer", and "Martian's Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, 1s/1s stampers! Cover has yellowed taped seams, small peel from an old price sticker, light surface wear & aging.)
Also available Portrait Of Shorty ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... LP
Whitfield, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record blends the band's more famous funky styles with smoother jazzy soul that's almost in a Minnie Riperton mode – and which is made even more so by the sweet lead vocals of Rose Norwalt. She's heard to best effect on the cuts "Wishing On A Star" and "Ooh Boy" – and other funkier numbers include "Do Your Dance", "Funk Factory", and "It Makes You Feel Like Dancing", which are all filled with great keyboards and nice spacey grooves. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is lightly stained and wavy at the bottom 3 inches, with some peeled spots in front and back.)

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RuPaulSupermodel Of The World (pic disc) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.98
The full length debut of RuPaul, and the start of a legend – a kickoff to a surprising run in American pop culture! The set's the mainstream culmination of so much that had been happening underground in the years before – a bit like the big moment when disco broke in the 70s, but maybe a bit more true to its roots – as RuPaul never tries to hide any attitudes or inclinations, and in fact really revels in them to make the music bristle with personality throughout! Most tracks were done in collaboration with either Eric Kupper or Jimmy Harry – both of whom helped on production – and the set's also noteworthy for some great appearances from LaWanda Page at a few points. Titles include "Supermodel (You Better Work)", "Back To My Roots", "Thinkin Bout You", "Supernatural", "Free Your Mind", "All Of A Sudden", "Everybody Dance", "A Shade Shady", "Prisoner Of Love", and "House Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc!)

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ShirellesBaby It's You/Shirelles & King Curtis Give A Twist Party (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Ace (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Girl soul heaven – two 1962 albums from The Shirelles, back to back on CD with bonus tracks too! First up is Baby It's You, a great one from The Shirelles – the album that carries their big hit "Soldier Boy", and which features a fair bit of other great tunes too! Many of the numbers here aren't well-known hits – either by the group or other artists – and they make for a nicely fresh sound that shows that the girls have a lot more to offer than just a few familiar oldies singles. Production has a nice sad-tinged, late nite quality – and titles include "Baby It's You", "Irresistible You", "Voice Of Experience", "Big John", "Twenty One", "A Thing Of The Past", "Putty In Your Hands", and "Make The Night A Little Longer". On Shirelles & King Curtis Give A Twist Party, Curtis and the girls trade tracks back and forth on this sweet LP that's probably one of the rawest efforts we ever heard on Scepter! Forget the "twist" in the title, because this is mostly R&B stuff with a nice nice groove. The Shirelles do their usual girl group thing, but with an uptempo sound, and less of a pop feel. Curtis plays tenor and sings a bit, and turns in some nice tracks that rank with his work for the Fire/Fury label. Titles include "Mister Twister", "Potato Chips", "Mama, Here Comes The Bride", "Take The Last Train Home", and "Love Is A Swinging Thing". CD also features 3 bonus tracks too – "I Saw A Tear (single version)", "Baby IT's You", and "Hurry Home To Me (Soldier Boy)" by Valli. CD

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SilkSmooth As Raw Silk (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
A really cool lost group on late 60s ABC – a bit psych, with maybe a slight UK influence – able to turn out some nicely varied, but nicely focused songs throughout this debut set! The record's one of those great lost sides from the time – a group who've clearly got chops and plenty of ideas of their own – lucky enough to get some time in the studio with a label who gave them the space to try out new things – which they do to great effect here on both the lyrical and instrumental sides of the record! The set's got some larger arrangements by producer Bill Szymczyk – a name we don't know, but who also gives the record a superb sound overall – augmenting the ideas of the group in just the right way, while never burying their identity. Titles include "Custody" – a very strange song about divorce – plus "Not A Whole Lot I Can Do", "Long Haired Boy", "For All Time", "Come On Down Girl", "Walk In My Mind", "Skitzo Blues", and "Hours". CD

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✨✧ Paul SimonGraceland ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel like the well-intentioned "world music" album by an aging star, but Simon transcends that in a big way with catchy, intelligent songs and expert production. Includes "The Boy In The Bubble", "Graceland", "Duanonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes", "You Can Call Me Al", "Under African Skyes", "All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing in a standard cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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WinstonsColor Him Father (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Metromedia/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
The one and only album ever cut by The Winstons – an obscure mixed-race soul combo who had roots in Otis Redding's touring band, and who hit big with a soul Grammy in 1969 for the title track to this one, "Color Him Father". The cut's an amazing document of its time, a sweet little story-song about a boy who's lost his dad in the war (Vietnam?), and who grows to love the new guy that his mom is dating. Sounds sappy, but it's one of the most compelling soul singles of the 60s – and is always a treat to hear. The other big cut on the record is the classic breakbeat track "Amen Brother", which is an instrumental reading of the gospel standard, done in a fast-funk style that's been sampled for years – both by hip hoppers and by drum n bass producers! (Noteworthy, too, is the fact that this 33rpm album offers a bonus on the cut that the 45rpm single does not – you can play the album at 45rpm to speed up the break in the track, getting a great jungle effect!) The rest of the record is pretty good – but mostly features the group trying to cover work by other artists, on songs like "The Chokin Kind", "The Greatest Love", "Everyday People", and "Only The Strong Survive". CD features bonus tracks – "Love Of The Common People", "Wheel Of Fortune", "Say Goodbye To Daddy", and "Mama's Song". CD

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VariousAll The Blues You Need – Indigo 5th Anniversary Box (3CD set) ... CD
Indigo (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3 CDs ... $7.99
Music from Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton, Bessie Smith, Blind Willie McTell, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Son House, Skip James, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Tampa Red, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Boy Fuller, Memphis Minnie, Big Joe Williams, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Maceo, Doctor Clayton, Roy Brown, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra, Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Paul Williams Sextet, Bullmoose Jackson, Julia Lee, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker & The Groundhogs, Lightning Slim, Ruth Brown, Lowell Fulson, Honeyboy Edwards, Jimmy Witherspoon, Otis Grand & The Dance Kings, Alexis Korner Blues Inc, Duster Bennett, The John Dummer Blues Band, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, John Mayall, Jo-Ann Kelly, Herbie Goins, Paul Jones, Alan Price & The Electric Blues Company, Chris Farlowe, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Mick Abrahams, Ruby Turner, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, and Fred James. CD

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush, "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to their recordings – so much so that even long-unissued tracks like these can easily stand with the biggest hits from other 60s soul labels! The package is wonderful if you dig female soul – and maybe even if you just like vintage soul in general – and in addition to rare cuts by big Motown names, you'll also hear some lesser-knowns that show the way the company was always trying to reach out for new talent in the fertile world of Detroit music. As usual, Ace has provided very detailed notes that offer as much history as information on the music – and the CD features 24 titles that include "It's Been A Long Time Happenin" by Rita Wright, "There Are Things" by Ann Bogan, "It's Crazy Baby" by Liz Lands, "Baby I've Got It" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey Don't Leave Me" by The Lewis Sisters, "It's All Right" by LaBrenda Ben, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "In My Heart I Know It's Right" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Sweet Talkin Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Cookie Boy" by Thelma Brown, "I Up & Think Of You" by Kim Weston, "There Was" by The Lollipops, "Keep Away" by Little Lisa, "Playboy (first version)" by The Marvelettes, "I Know You Don't Love Me No More (orig mix)" by Yvonne Fair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "You've Got Possibilities" by Barbara McNair, and "Bad News" by LaBrenda Ben. CD

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VariousBaltic Soul Weekender Vol 4 – The Finest In Soul, Funk, Latin, Jazz & Disco ... CD
Unique (Germany), 1970s/1980s/2000s. Used ... $4.99
Timeless funky soul, jazzy grooves and disco learned sounds from the 70s & 80s – plus the most reverent modern numbers inspired by those time honored styles! It features tracks by Curtis Mayfield, Archie Bell & The Drells, Teddy Pendergrass, Leroy Hutson, The Jackson 5 and others on the old school tip, plus more recent, yet quite timeless tracks by Lucy Pearl, Haggis Horns and others. 15 tracks on the CD version: "You're So Good To Me" by Curtis Mayfield, "Heaven Only Knows" by Teddy Pendergrass, "The Traveller, Pt 2 (Edit)" by Haggis Horns, "I Remember" by Billy Ocean, ,"Watching You" by Avani feat Rahsaan Patterson & Carl McIntosh, "Stylin" by Omar & Angie Stone, "Big Boy" by Jackson 5 and more. CD

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VariousCan The Glam – 80 Glambusters – Rockers, Shockers, & Teenyboppers From The 70s (4CD set) ... CD
7T's (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 40.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the short-lived by crucial moment of glam rock on the UK scene – a moment that's maybe most famously remembered for work by David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but which had a much wider-ranging quality than you might expect! Glam was crucial in so many ways – a pre-punk moment for getting back to basics, letting the guitars get tuned up a bit more, and shifting shapes and styles with new identities – but it also opened the door to a fresh vision in pop music too – as fuzz and catchy rhythms worked perfectly with new modes of vocal production – allowing mainstream groups to sound a lot cooler than they might have a few years before! As always with these box sets from Cherry Red, the notes are as detailed as the track list is superb – and the huge package features 80 cuts from artists who include Bitch, Geordie, Daddy Maxfield, American Jam Band, Barry Blue, Alvin Stardust, Squeek, Pheon Bear, Shepperton Flames, Arrows, Slade, Stumpy, Big Boy Blue, Angel, The Damned, Ritz, The Glitter Band, Blackfoot Sue, Shabam, Fifth Form, Bilbo Baggins, Light Fantastic, Washington Flyers, Gumbo, Shorty, Fogg, Paper Lace, Andy Bown, and dozens of others! CD

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VariousCellarful Of Motown Vol 5 – The Rarest Detroit Grooves ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A long-overdue fifth entry in this amazing series – and like the previous volumes, a double-length set of rare material from the Motown vaults! 20 of the 43 tracks on the set are previously unreleased – and all of the material here goes way past the hits – to really show the full amazing scope of music that Motown was recording back in the day – with obscure cuts from the big names on the label, and some equally great tracks from artists who never fully got their due! The groove is upbeat on most tracks – very much in the Northern Soul spirit of the label – and titles include "Whisper You Love Me Boy" by The Lewis Sisters, "True Fine Boy" by The Funk Brothers, "A Toast To The Lady" by Frank Wilson, "I Want A Love I Can See" by The Underdogs, "Don't Be Too Long" by Anita Knorl, "All I Have Left Are Memories" by Sammy Turner, "Hold On To Me Darling" by Ann Bogan, "Determination" by Ivy Jo Hunter, "I Don't Want You Anymore" by Chris Clark, "There's No Love Left" by Eddie Holland, "Then" by The Temptations, "A Miracle Happened" by Johnny Bristol, "All I Want Is A Little Bit Of Love" by Barbara McNair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "Tomorrow's Child" by Terry Johnson, "It" by Little Lisa, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "Too Much To Hope For" by Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, "I Wish I Liked You" by Connie Haines, "The Truth Does Hurt" by Funk Brothers, "I Don't Know What You Got" by Edwin Starr, "Only You" by Brian Holland, and "I Found My Love In You" by Tommy Good. CD

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VariousChess Uptown Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The cooler, classier sound of Chess Records in the 60s – the side of Chicago soul that really showed that the Windy City was onto something special Sure, Chess gave the world plenty of blues and R&B, but the label also really helped open the door to a special side of soul music – the heady brew of new sounds that were coming from Chicago – in the hands of arrangers like Richard Evans, Johnny Pate, and Phil Wright – plus tracks recorded farther in the field, but which found a perfect home at Chess Records – as the label was able to balance the deep soul styles of the singers with some of the richer styles used in the backings and production! Yet all the while things still kept on with a nice groove – the kind of stepping sounds that got Chicago soul dancefloors going, and which still made them special well into the 21st Century – thanks to killer cuts like these. The whole thing's a really well-chosen batch of soul that goes way beyond simple Chess Records hits – and titles include "Jerk & Twine" by Jackie Ross, "Oh What A Feeling" by James Phelps, "Go Away Little Boy" by Marlena Shaw, "The Soul Of A Man" by Fontella Bass, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier, "So Much Love" by Maurice & Mac, "Here You Come Running" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Nothing But You" by The Chessmen, "Wear It On Our Face" by The Dells, "I Believe She Will" by Eddie & Ernie, "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart, and "It Ain't No Big Thing" by The Radiants. Also includes the amazing instrumental "Two In The Morning" by Spooners Crowd – a killer cut from Fame Studios! CD

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2 – Taken From The Vaults ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Deep soul is special soul – a certain breed of soul music that features extremely emotive vocal performances, and the kind of gut-level delivery of lyrics you'd find in the best work by legends like Otis Redding or James Carr! Yet despite the fame of those big names, the style is maybe best served up by the legion of artists who worked in the underground – some of the lesser-remembered singers who stand here alongside Redding, in a killer second batch of material all hand-picked by Dave Godin – the man who first coined the "deep soul" term back in the day! The collection seems to be even greater than the first – maybe Dave's feeling even more confident than ever – and features a stunning 25 titles that include "How Much Can A Man Take?" by Big John Hamilton, "Losin Boy" by Eddie Giles, "I'll Run Your Hurt Away" by Ruby Johnson, "Make It Me" by The Premiers, "How Was I To Know You Cared" by Doris Duke, "A Love That Never Grows Cold" by Jimmy & Louise Tig, "Let Nothing Separate Us" by Arthur Conley, "If I Could See You One More Time" by Johnny Adams, and "Hiding In the Shadows" by Eddie & Ernie. CD

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VariousLa Noire Vol 9 – Greyhound ... LP
Doghouse & Bone (France), Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
The great La Noire series hops a Greyhound bus, and takes a musical journey across 50s America – stopping along the way for a great array of R&B singles and early pre-soul gems! The tunes are a well-chosen batch of cuts – lesser-known numbers from that moment when jump blues was picking up inspiration from gospel and jazz – and really letting a lead singer often take off and dominate the sound of a song with a very soulful vibe! Titles include "Let's Have A Ball" by The Wheels, "I'll Be Oh So Good" by Velma Cross & Her High Steppers, "I Pawned Everything" by Walter Spriggs, "Green Town Girl" by The Travelers, "Just Say The Word" by Frankie Marshall, "Cool Kind Lover" by Jesse Thomas, "Baby Baby What's Wrong" by Earl Gaines with Louis Brooks & His Hi Toppers, "Greyhound" by Amos Milburn, and "I Gotta New Car" by Big Boy Groves. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLaurie Records Story Vol 3 – Girls & Girl Groups ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Great girl group grooves from Laurie Records – one of the powerhouses of the genre during the 60s! The set brings together some of the best that Laurie had to offer at the time – not just hits, but some great lesser-known gems that really make the package stand out from other girl group sets on the market – a wonderful collection of both rock and soul cuts that show there's still plenty left to discover if you know where to dig! Tracks are pulled not just from the main Laurie label, but also from other imprints too – including the Rust, Providence, and Harmon labels – and as usual, Ace has done a bang-up job with the notes and images – helping us learn plenty about the music while our ears are enjoying the sounds. Titles include "Hanky Panky" by The Summits, "Shy Guy" by The Charmers, "You're The Love Of My Life" by Brenda Lee Jones, "Stop Look & Listen" by The Chiffons, "He's Mine" by Linda & The Lindettes, "Your Big Mistake" by The Del-Rons, "I Still Love You" by Les Girls, "He's My Dream Boy" by Marie Antoinette, "How Can I Be Sure" by Gloria Dennis, "Circus Girl" by Bernadette Carroll, "Whenever A Teenager Cries" by The Jeans, "Nothing Went Right" by Lorrie Darnell, and "Your Life Is Gone" by Reparata. CD

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VariousLethal Riddims – Dancehall Explosion '93 ... CD
Relativity, 1993. Used ... $2.99
11 cuts: Shabba Ranks "Ting A Ling", Dirtsman "Hot This Year", Super Cat "Ghetto Red Hot (hip hop rmx)", Jesse Jender "Rude Boy Remember", Cutty Ranks "A Who Seh Me Dun", Ninjaman "Murder Dem", Mad Cobra "Flex", Buju Banton "Big It Up", Terror Fabulous "Body & Shape", Johnny P "Look Good (hip hop rmx)", and Tiger "Ram Dance Hall". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMarylebone Beat Girls 1964 to 1967 – Superior 60s She-Pop ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
The heavier sound of UK girl pop in the 60s – not the sunnier, more string-laden sounds that were crossing the Atlantic at the time – but female singers who gravitated towards a deeper, fuzzier side of the spectrum – and were often years ahead of their time with their approach! The collection really does a great job of bringing together lost singles from this wonderful era – and although there's definitely a few names here we'd heard before, there's lots more that are a really great new discovery – especially on some of these tracks, which might be a bit harder-hitting than their more familiar material. If you dig more familiar 60s Brit pop, don't worry – there's still plenty of catchy hooks and soulful grooves going on here – but there's also a sharper edge that you'll really appreciate too. Titles include "Dancing Yet" by Liza & The Jet Set, "Music Talk" by Beryl Marsden, "Like The Big Man Said" by Toni Daly, "I Want That Boy" by The Chantelles, "The Boy I Used To Know" by Andee Silver, "Mama Didn't Lie" by Jean & The Statesides, "He Doesn't Want You" by The Three Bells, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Billie Davis & The Leroys, "Stop & You Will Become Aware" by Helen Shapiro, "Love Is A Word" by Alma Cogan, "Don't Do It No More" by Julie Driscoll, and "Sweet & Tender Romance" by The McKinleys. CD

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VariousOn The Soul Side – 26 Soul Grooves ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A classic compilation gets upgraded in a mighty nice way – as a huge tribute to the many years of soul and funk we've gotten from the Ace/Kent label in London! Back at the start of the 80s, the company was one of the first to properly repress rare American soul, and do it the right way – not only with top-shelf sound quality, but also a strong sense of history that has had us learning as much about 60s and 70s soul from their compilations as we've found ourselves loving the music! The original On The Soul Side album was one of the first Kent titles from the early years – but here, it's expanded to a whopping 26 titles, with great sound and detailed notes – all to present over two dozen tracks that really show the farther reaches of 60s soul beyond Motown and the big chart hits. Titles include "Boy Watcher" by Ginger Thompson, "Baby I Love You" by Jimmy Holiday, "Dr Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Love & Desire" by Patrice Holloway, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "It's What's Underneath That Counts" by June Jackson, "Point Of No Return" by Gene McDaniels, "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman, "It Was Easier To Hurt Her" by Garnet Mimms, "The Record" by HB Barnum, "Love Is A Hurtin Thing" by Lou Rawls, "Nothing Left To Do But Cry" by Merry Clayton, "The Man Who Don't Believe In Love" by Marv Johnson, "What You Gonna Do" by Bobby Womack, "Nobody Treats You The Way I Do" by The Magnificent Men, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "What's A Matter Baby" by Timi Yuro, "Ready Willing & Able" by Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King, and "Trick Bag" by Earl King. CD

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VariousShe Came From Liverpool – Merseyside Girl Pop 1962 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Liverpool is best known as the home of The Beatles – but back in the 60s, the city was overflowing with tremendous musical talent – including a wealth of female groups and singers who added a heck of a lot to the British scene in the decade! This collection digs very deep into that great well of sound – and pulls together key cuts by a few bigger names, plus lots more work by artists we never would have discovered otherwise – female singers who recorded rare singles for the British major labels, then never graced the charts again – yet left us all the wonderful little gems that make up this package! The set list is wonderful – almost an all-girl answer to the male-dominated sounds of the British Invasion – and the whole thing has the usual wonderful Ace Records notes that detail all the great songs within. 25 titles in all – with tracks that include "That Boy Of Mine" by The Breakaways, "Someone To Love" by Three Bells, "Long Tall Shorty" by The Liverbirds, "Everybody Loves A Lover" by Beryl Marsden, "Baby Don't Look Down" by Tiffany With The Thoughts, "I Want You" by Jeannie & The Big Guys, "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues" by Cilla Black, "Come See Me" by Sandy Edmonds, "Just Being Your Baby Turns Me On" by Cindy Cole, "Dumb Head" by The Sharades, "I Don't Want To Be The One" by Samantha Jones, "Am I Dreaming" by Tiffany, "Till He Tells Me" by Jacki Martin, and "I Don't Understand" by Nola York. CD

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VariousSuper Funk Vol 5 – Super Funk Is Back – Rare & Classic Funk 1968 to 1977 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 24.99
One of the deepest-digging entries in the Super Funk series so far – a blistering batch of underground singles that serve up some of the roughest funk of their generation! We'll be honest in saying that we'd only heard a few of the tracks here before – and our hats are off to BGP for taking this already-great series and making it go even deeper – far past familiar funk classics that usually get showcased on the label, and much more into the realm of the crate-digging underground, or the ebay-rarity stratosphere! A handful of cuts here are previously unreleased – never even issued on wax back in the day – and the rest are all pretty darn hard to find too, and all plenty darn great from a musical perspective. The package features a whopping 21 tracks in all – including a rare 1970 funky remake of "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash, plus "Home Brew" by Miles Grayson, "Just Sitting" by Smithstonian, "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Off Broadway, "Hi Off Life" by Eternal Flames, "Give Me Another Chance" by The Uniques, "Hold On" by Lorenzo Holden, "Free The Soul Man" by La May & Company, "Little Boy Blue" by The Phillips Brothers, "You'd Be Good For Me" by Jeanette Jones, "Who Done It? Who Drained The Pool?" by Big Daddy Green, "Low Rider (Deuce & A Quarter)" by Smokey Wilson, "Can't Buy Soul" by Hebrew Rogers, "Shake A Leg" by Jackie Wilson, "Face To Face" by The Explosions, and "Turn Around & Go" by Lee Bernard. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWatch Your Step – The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia Soul 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A great overview of the early days of soul music on the Philly scene – work that's very different than the smooth, sophisticated sounds the city was giving the world in the 70s! At the time of these tracks, Philly was a crucial crossroads in popular music – home to important labels, distributors, and radio stations – and a key force in turning America on to the best up-and-coming talents in rock, pop, and R&B – as well as the young soul artists you'll hear on this set! The Philly approach often makes for well-recorded, catchy tunes that still maintain a great sort of edge – the kind of singles that would instantly warrant repeated play on the jukebox, and which would sound great booming out of the speakers when they did. The set's got 29 tracks in all – with titles that include "Pop Pop Pop Pie" by the Sherrys, "The Push & Kick" by Mark Valentino, "The Popeye Waddle" by Don Covay, "If It Wasn't For Pride" by Jimmy Dee & The Universals, "She's So Fine" by Big Boy Myles, "Party Lights" by Claudine Clark, "If I Should Lose You" by The Dreamlovers, "Did We Go Steady Too Soon" by Farris Hill & The Madison Brothers, "No Time To Cry" by Bernard Byers, and "The Hunch" by Bobby Peterson Quintet. CD
Also available Watch Your Step – The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia Soul 1959 to 1962 ... CD 15.99

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VariousWatch Your Step – The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia Soul 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A great overview of the early days of soul music on the Philly scene – work that's very different than the smooth, sophisticated sounds the city was giving the world in the 70s! At the time of these tracks, Philly was a crucial crossroads in popular music – home to important labels, distributors, and radio stations – and a key force in turning America on to the best up-and-coming talents in rock, pop, and R&B – as well as the young soul artists you'll hear on this set! The Philly approach often makes for well-recorded, catchy tunes that still maintain a great sort of edge – the kind of singles that would instantly warrant repeated play on the jukebox, and which would sound great booming out of the speakers when they did. The set's got 29 tracks in all – with titles that include "Pop Pop Pop Pie" by the Sherrys, "The Push & Kick" by Mark Valentino, "The Popeye Waddle" by Don Covay, "If It Wasn't For Pride" by Jimmy Dee & The Universals, "She's So Fine" by Big Boy Myles, "Party Lights" by Claudine Clark, "If I Should Lose You" by The Dreamlovers, "Did We Go Steady Too Soon" by Farris Hill & The Madison Brothers, "No Time To Cry" by Bernard Byers, and "The Hunch" by Bobby Peterson Quintet. CD
Also available Watch Your Step – The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia Soul 1959 to 1962 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Blaze FoleyDawg Years ... LP
Fat Possum, Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A straight-up incredible batch of recordings by the Austin singer-songwriter ghost of a legend that is Blaze Foley – a self-destructive character better known to the stars he influenced than he is to the masses (he is the "Drunken Angel" who Lucinda Williams wrote and sang about) – material from the mid-to-late 70s when he was billed as Deputy Dawg and put together here for one of the best compilations on Fat Possum in years! What makes this set so wonderful is the cohesive flow of it. It's solo folk country material recorded in a trio of intimate sessions from February of '76, November of that same year, and September of '78. Plaintive in presentation, with a passion that both soars to the heavens and plunges the depths. Bruised and totally beautiful! Titles include "You'll Get Yours Aplenty", "I Should Have Been Home", "Let Me Ride In Your Big Cadillac", "Big Chief Hightower", "Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream", "Rudee Down In New Orleans", "New Wave Blues", "Fat Boy", "Cosmic Doo Doo", "Cold, Cold World", "Crawl Back To You" and more. 20 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Darlene LoveSound Of Love – The Very Best Of Darlene Love ... CD
Philles/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful batch of Darlene Love recordings for Phil Spector – excellent solo numbers plus gems with The Blossoms, The Crystals and Bob B Soxx And The Blue Jeans! By nature of her career, Darlene worked in a number of different styles over the years– from R&B orchestra, to sweetly laidback soul, to boisterous girl group and back again. Sounds Of Love focuses on the big early-to-mid 60s years with Spector at the helm, but opens and closes with earlier and later gems, and it's terrific stuff all the way! Titles include "No Other Love", That's When The Tears Start" and "Good Good Lovin'" with The Blossoms, "He's A Rebel" with The Crystals, "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts?" with Bob B Soxx And The Blue Jeans, "Run Run Runaway", "A Fine, Fine Boy", "Stumble And Fall", "A Long Way To Be Happy", "Lord, If You're A Woman" and more. CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Django (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really weird sort of filter – so that lots of familiar instruments are turned inside out, and used to create these incredibly far-out sounds – especially the keyboards, which get really weird tunings and timings – and the reed passages, which sometimes have surprisingly exotic touches. Production is a big part of this approach, yet is surprisingly understated too – especially in comparison to later Perry productions – and titles include "Cold Sweat", "Live Injection", "Ten To Twelve", "One Punch", "Touch Of Fire", "Night Doctor", and the classic "Man From MI5". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rose RoyceRose Royce – The Definitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A career-spanning collection of work from the great Rose Royce – a group who first appeared on the scene with a crossover single from a big hit film – but who soon grew into a wonderfully cool, sophisticated soul act on their own! Motown producer Norman Whitfield was one of the more righteous forces at that label at the end of the 60s – and he left the company to strike out on his own in the 70s – hitting well with some acts, but really knocking it out of the park here with Rose Royce – a group who are wonderfully flexible, and able to latch on to all the best ideas that Whitfield wanted to try in the studio! That means that the set here has some catchy groovers, fantastic mellow moments, and superb midtempo cuts that often have a nice current of darkness – that subtle way of putting over a tune that can really make Rose Royce shine at their best. And although other collections have featured their work, this huge 3CD set is the first to bring together their material from the labels Whitfield, MCA, and Epic – in a package of 38 tracks that features the full long mixes of "RR Express" and "Car Wash" – plus "I Wonder Where You ARe Tonight", "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming", "Love Is In The Air", "Golden Touch", "Funkin Around", "Pazazz", "Put Your Money Where Your Muth Is", "Wishing On A Star", "I Wanna Get Next To Yu", "Do Your Dance", "Ooh Boy", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "First Come First Serve", "Do It Do It", "Fire The Funk", "Illusions", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ WinstonsColor Him Father (with bonus 12 inch dubplate) ... LP
Metromedia/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy LP & 12 inch (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The one and only album ever cut by The Winstons – an obscure mixed-race soul combo who had roots in Otis Redding's touring band, and who hit big with a soul Grammy in 1969 for the title track to this one, "Color Him Father". The cut's an amazing document of its time, a sweet little story-song about a boy who's lost his dad in the war (Vietnam?), and who grows to love the new guy that his mom is dating. Sounds sappy, but it's one of the most compelling soul singles of the 60s – and is always a treat to hear. The other big cut on the record is the classic breakbeat track "Amen Brother", which is an instrumental reading of the gospel standard, done in a fast-funk style that's been sampled for years – both by hip hoppers and by drum n bass producers! (Noteworthy, too, is the fact that this 33rpm album offers a bonus on the cut that the 45rpm single does not – you can play the album at 45rpm to speed up the break in the track, getting a great jungle effect!) The rest of the record is pretty good – but mostly features the group trying to cover work by other artists, on songs like "The Chokin Kind", "The Greatest Love", "Everyday People", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP features bonus tracks – "Love Of The Common People", "Wheel Of Fortune", "Say Goodbye To Daddy", and "Mama's Song". Also comes with a 12" dubplate – one-sided, with an extended mix of the break classic "Amen Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Color Him Father (with bonus tracks) ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ VariousLet The Boogie Woogie Rock & Roll – 25 Boogies, Jivers, & Jumpers Drawn From The Atlantic, Atco, & East West Vaults ... CD
Atlantic/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A searing collection of 50s R&B – served up by one of the labels that was the best in the business – the then-young Atlantic Records, who helped define a whole generation with records like this! Yet the set isn't just the hits from Atlantic, as the collection's got loads of lesser-known gems from the time too – with a balance that's probably more in favor of obscure Atlantic tracks, which are then mixed in with a few better-known cuts – all for a non-stop R&B party that's brimming over with raw soul and plenty of jazzy jumpers! The package features 25 tracks in all – and a superb set list that includes the titles "Big Foot May" by Hal Paige & His Blues Boys, "Alarm Clock Boogie" by Odelle Turner, "Wine O Wine" by Willis Gatortail Jackson, "Ee Til Ya Dee" by The Tilters, "Big Mamou Daddy" by Carmen Taylor, "Uh Huh" by George Jackson, "Got The Water Boiling" by The Regals, "Miss Rip Van Winkle" by The Tibbs bRothers, "Hey Memphis" by Lavern Baker, "Rhumboogie Jive" by Frank Floorshow Culley, "My Beat Is 125th Street" by Eunice Davis, and "Bip Bop Bip" by Pretty Boy. CD
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✨✧ VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1966 to 1970 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Festival Balver Hohle – New Jazz 1976 & 1977 (8CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1976/1977. New Copy 8CD ... Out Of Stock
A heck of a collection – and one that really gets at the amazing array of free-thinking jazz that was brewing up on the European scene during the 70s! The set brings together over eight hours of music recorded during two years of this legendary festival – and each new disc has some great surprises along the way! There's some possibly more familiar material here – such as long improvisations that include a solo piano performance by Joachim Kuhn, two by a Mal Waldron trio with Jimmy Woode on bass and Allen Blairman on drums, one by a trio headed by pianist Yosuke Yamashita and with Akira Sakata on alto, two more by the duo of Peter Brotzmann on tenor and Han Bennink on drums, and a final two long improvisations by a great Archie Shepp gruop with Richard Greenlee on trombone, Dave Burell on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums! Yet that's only the tip of the iceberg – as there's a full CD of music by a group led by Hugo Heredia on saxes and flute – with Horace Parlan on piano, Dodo Goys on bass, Tullio D'Piscopo on drums, and Mandrake Ivanir Do Nascimento on percussion. And there's another CD that features an hour-long improvisation by a version of the Willem Breuker Kollektief with Leo Cuypers on piano, Maarten Van Norden on tenor, Boy Raaymakers on trumpet, and Bernhard Hunnekink and Willem Van Manen on trombones. There's also a very long track by a cool quartet headed by Polish alto giant Zbigniew Namyslowski – and one more by the French Machi Oul Big Band. There's also tracks by Riot, with Uli Beckerhoff on trumpet; Grumpff with Michael Schlaper on tenor and soprano, and Ekkehard Jost on baritone; Mumps with Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone and John Surman on tenor; and the Eddie Prevost Quartet with Geoff Hawkins on tenor and Gerry Gold on trumpet. And last but not least are two long trcks by the Czech group Celula Jazz Crew – with Laco Deczi on trumpet, Karel Ruzicka on electric piano, and Svatopluc Kosvanec on trombone. Phew – that's a lot of music, and the whole thing comes in a very cool 10" box set, complete with a booklet of notes, too! 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bosko PetrovicBP Collection (Feel So Fine/BP Club After Dark/With Pain I Was Born/Round Midnight) (4CD set) ... CD
Jugoton/Croatia (Croatia), 1960s/Early 90s. New Copy 4CDs ... Out Of Stock
Four rare albums from Croatian vibist Bosko Petrovic – none of which were issued in the US at the time! The set begins with Feel So Fine – billed to Bosko Petrovic & Friends, which is a great illustration of how warmly collaborative Bosko could be in his music – working here with a range of different players who passed through his isolated scene – including Kenny Drew on piano, Jerome Richardson on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, James Newton on flute, and Joe Turner on vocals! Given the range of players listed, the music is a great testament to the diversity and abilities that Petrovic had on the vibes – right up there with the talents of Milt Jackson, who was both an influence and supporter. Titles include "Two Songs", "In Walked Bud", "In A Mellow Tone", "BP On Tour", "Bag's Groove", and "Tiffany Girl". Next is BP Club After Dark – an album that has Petrovic collaborating with the great guitarist Joe Pass – a player whose sense of tone and timing is a perfect match for Bosko's work on vibes! A few tracks also feature a second guitarist, Damir Dicic, and a few others feature a string quartet – which makes for a very unusual album from both players – on titles that include "Nuages", "Emily", "Manha Do Carnaval", "Belleville", "Nature Boy", and "Bernie's Tune". With Pain I Was Born is titled after Petrovic's first famous composition with the Zagreb Quartet, but the record is a 2002 trio performance with Primoz Grasic on guitar and Mario Mavrin on electric bass – a wonderful setting for the very poetic talents of Bosko on the vibes, as the group move through tunes that include "Oberkreiner Lullabye", "Sigurd's Garden", "With Pain I Was Born", "Summertime", and "Samba Da Pipi". Last up is Round Midnight – a really sweet set that has the vibes of Bosko Petrovic coming into play with larger arrangements from the RTV Big Band – all with a soulful, sensuous sound that's a lot like records that have Milt Jackson working with a larger group! Petrovic's got a similar sense of color and tone, but is maybe even more powerful in approach – often with a warmth that really belies his photo on the cover, and a confidence that marks his many years as one of the key jazz musicians in Eastern Europe! Many tunes are standards, given some compelling new arrangements – and the set also features a few originals, too. Tracks include "Zagreb By Night", "That's For Ending", "Bluesette", "Early Autumn", "I Remember Clifford", and "I Love You ZJQ". Very nice package – with some bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Run The JewelsRun The Jewels (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. They didn't team-up to coast on their reputations, though, as Run The Jewels is nearly as great as anything either one has done in the preceding couple of years. Includes "Run The Jewels", "Banana Clipper" feat Big Boi, "DDFH, "Sea Legs", "No Come Down", "Get It", "Twin Hype Back" feat Prince Paul as his Handsome Boy alter-ego Chest Rockwell, "A Christmas F**king Miracle" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLost Maestros Collection ... LP
Deviation (France), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A deep dig into the rich world of music from Mali – not the sounds of the mainstream that have gotten big global exposure in recent decades, but instead the more interesting, unusual artists who are still very close to the roots of their scene! Instrumentation here often leads with percussion, then brings in some guitar – and vocals almost always have this wonderfully cascading flow – a sense of inflection that goes beyond the boundaries of language, and has a power to convey feeling at a universal level. The set is beautifully presented – and titles include "Mani Kuru" and "Tchierombaye" by Trio Boy, "Duni" and "Falla" by Zoumana Tereta, "Kabu" and "Salia" by Tambaoura Jazz, "Fantanden" and "Djelale" by Mangala Camara, "So Happy In You" by Labouzou, "Ho Imimouwo" by Tiowa Dembele, "Balanzan 4444" by Labouzou, and "Segou To Yanfolila" by Namakoro Fomba. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donna LorenThese Are The Good Times – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Beach Blanket Bingo/singles) ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod! The Barnum/Axlerod combo is perhaps a bit more pop-oriented here than on some of the pair's other Capitol work from the 60s – such as their work with Lou Rawls – but there's often a nice sense of space, groove, and timing to these tracks – a mode that mixes the sweeter pop of Donna's voice with a bit more bounce on the bottom – all in a jaunty groove that's pretty great! Titles include "Cycle Set", "Fly Boy", "I Am My Ideal", "New Love", "It Only Hurts When I Cry", "I Think You Think", and "Beach Blanket Bingo". But in addition to the 10 tracks on the album, this collection adds in 19 more bonus cuts – including "Drop The Drip", "Ninety Day Guarantee", "Woman In Love", "Just A Little Girl", "So Do The Zonk", "Call Me", "My Way", "Hold Your Head High", "Good Things", "Smokey Joe's", and "Leave Him To Me". CD

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✨✧ Paul SimonGraceland ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel like the well-intentioned "world music" album by an aging star, but Simon transcends that in a big way with catchy, intelligent songs and expert production. Includes "The Boy In The Bubble", "Graceland", "Duanonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes", "You Can Call Me Al", "Under African Skyes", "All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints" and more. CD
(BMG music club pressing. Disc has some writing in marker.)
Also available Graceland ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Ted Weems & His OrchestraTed Weems & His Orchestra (CDr pressing) ... CD
Alpha, 1920s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Blue Rose", "Big Boy", "Savannah", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Siberia", "Talk Of The Town" – 24 tracks total. CD
(CDr pressing with a paste on label.)

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✨✧ Deniece WilliamsFree – The Columbia/Arc Recordings 1976 to 1988 (8CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An insanely big collection of work from the great Deniece Williams – eleven full albums, plus bonus tracks more – all to sum up a decade in which she was one of the strongest forces going in mainstream soul! Williams got her start as Deniece Chandler on the Chicago scene – where she had a vocal range that rivaled that of Minnie Riperton, which had her initially stepping out here in a mode that's a bit similar on the first album or two in the set – working with sophisticated soul production that really brings out the best in her sound! As things move on, she also showcases the way she can wrap that fantastic voice around a catchy groove and a playful hook – a quality that made Williams one of the surprising crossover soul stars as the 80s moved in, with a big run of hits that are all included here on albums that still represent a well-balanced blend of chart tracks and some deeper full length material. The set features the full albums Niecy, Songbird, When Love Comes Calling, My Melody, a second Niecy album, I'm So Proud, Let's Hear It For The Boy, Hot On The Trail, Water Under The Bridge, and Good As It Gets – plus an album of duets with Johnny Mathis, titled That's What Friends Are For. The final CD is filled with bonus tracks – single mixes, remixes, and more! CD

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✨✧ VariousBox Of Pinups – British Sounds Of 1965 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1965. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection, and one that really documents the British music scene at a key turning point – a moment when all the groups and singers were really finding a way to leave their own imprint on the sound of rock and pop, while still staying true to some of the American work that inspired their creations! There's so much going on here – a bit of mod, early psych, some R&B tracks, and plenty more music that really points the way towards the massive changes to come – many of which would later be done by artists who are very young here, but already setting themselves apart from the pack! The set features a few big hits, but also plenty of overlooked gems as well – really digging deep into the time period, at the level that we've really come to love from other collections of this nature on the Grapefruit label. There's a massive 92 tracks on 3CDs – with work by The Primitives, Roulettes, David John & The Mood, The Carnaby, Eccentrics, In Crowd, Sorrows, Clique, Action, Boy's Blue, Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, Pretty Things, Wheels, Lulu & the Luvvers, Eyes, Hi-Numbers, Searchers, Vashti, The Shots, Beatstalkers, The Mark Four, Syndicate, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousDerrick Harriott Presents Earthly Sounds ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of work from Jamaican producer Derrick Harriott – a double length set that features 20 tracks on CD for the first time ever, plus lots of rare nuggets – all from a time when Harriott was completely on fire! Harriott was not only a producer, but also a performer, and club and record store owner – which gave him great access to up and coming talents, and a keen ear for all the changes that were taking place on the scene – changes that here sometimes come across with some of the more righteous currents that were showing up in 70s soul, and other times the growing sense of spirituality in Jamaican music. There's a wealth of fantastic work here – all presented in the high standard of the Doctor Bird label, which means notes that are as thoughtful as the track selection – a whopping 48 titles that also includes a fair bit of versions on the second disc. Titles include "Salaam" by Bongo Herman with Les & Bunny, "Throne Of Justice" by The Ethiopians, "Short Cut" by The Crystalites, "Cotton Comes To Harlem" by Winston Wright, "Mash UP" by The Diamonds, "Call Me Trinity" by Joe White, "Medicine Stick" by Denzil Laing, "Shaft" by The Now Generation, "Black Moses" by The Preacher, "Cool Breeze" by Big Youth, "Smokey Eyes" by Glen Brown", "Smokey Version" by The Cyrstalites, "Big Boy" by Junior Murvin, "Tougher Than Tough Version" by Augustus Pablo, "I Roy" by Frankie J & Melinda, "Blackula" by The Crystalites, "Bedroom Mazurka" by Agustus Pablo & Fay, and "Earthly Sounds" by The Crystalites. CD

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✨✧ VariousElvis Classics ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Big Boy Crudup, Kokomo Arnold, Roy Brown, Arthur Gunter, Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, Roy Hamilton, Little Richard, Joe Turner, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Smiley Lewis, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Riff, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around the globe – digging up rare nuggets from out of the way places that might have echoed American styles, but turned them on their ear – or the kinds of cuts that were completely unique, but which could stand next to the kind of funky 45s that were being sampled for hip hop! This collection brings together some of the best cuts that continue that legacy – some rare singles, some obscure European tracks, and lots of others you never would have discovered otherwise – with titles that include "Deixa A Tristeza", "Piranha" by Alipio Martins, "Seara De Oxala" by Barbosa, "Mathar" by Dave Pike Set, "Freak" by Tappa Zukie, "Mama Hot Daddy Cool" by Big Youth, "Fish & Funjee" by Lantei Lamptey, "Karam Bani" by Buari, "Handsome Boy (parts 1 & 2)" by The Rwenzoris, "He's Forever" by King James Version, "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortez, and "Can't Live Without You" by Connie Laverne. CD

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✨✧ VariousNME C86 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A amazing look at the British indie scene during one of its greatest stretches – the mid 80s period when it seemed like new labels and new bands were springing up every week! The 2CD set takes its name from the influential C86 collection put together by NME at the time to showcase some of the best work – but this version expands the lineup to a whopping 72 tracks in all, and really stretches the scope to include some real lost gems. There's plenty of great work here from a time before the scene got mis-led by dance rhythms and too many stimulants – a cornucopia of long-lost labels and groups – most of them jangle pop wonders with great talents for penning simple, catchy little tunes! Titles include "World's No Place" by The Jasmine Minks, "Everything's Going Right" by The Avons, "Don't Slip Up" by Meat Whiplash, "Billy Liar" by North Of Cornwalls, "Outback Jazz" by Blue Aeroplanes, "Run To The Temple" by Bogshed, "Therese" by The Bodines, "Happy Head" by Mighty Lemon Drops, "Velocity Girl" by Primal Scream, "This Boy Can Wait" by The Wedding Present, "New Way" by Big Blame, "Console Me" by We've Got A Fuzzbox, "Inside" by 14 Iced Bears, "Darkess & Colour" by The Railway Children, and "Hedonist Hat" by Pigbros. Lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousWe Love Elvis – From His Ducktail To His Sideburns ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Here's a genre that most folks have forgotten about, but which was a pretty big one at the time, and great to rediscover all these many years later – the wide world of the Elvis Presley tribute record, served up here in a host of rare 45s from the glory days of the 7" single! Much of the work has a raw rocking quality that would have made The King plenty proud – and there's also a nice mix of both styles and subject matter – so that the tunes aren't just about loving Elvis and his music, but also documenting the ups and downs of his career and its larger impact on modern music. Titles include "All American Boy" by Bobby Bare, "I Dreamed I Was Elvis" by Sonny Cole, "The King Is Coming Back" by Billy & Eddie, "Elvis Presley For President" by Lou Monte, "Oh Elvis" by Reed Harper, "Hey Mr Presley" by Pete De Bree, "I Want Elvis For Christmas" by Eddie Cochran & Holly Twins, "All About Elvis" by Milt Oshins, "Elvis" by Julie Lang, "Don't Knock Elvis" by Felton Jarvis, "Elvis In The Army" by Jaybee Wasden, and "The Story Of Elvis Presley" by Jim Ford. CD

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✨✧ VariousLove Is All I Bring – Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan (orange vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The fantastic female side of Trojan Records – the legendary reggae label that formed a key bridge between Kingston and London back in the day – and helped introduce generations to the changing styles of Jamaican music in the 60s and 70s! Trojan's maybe best known for some of its big male artists, but this special set focuses on the equally strong female talent in the roster – sometimes singers who only got a chance to cut a single or two for Trojan, or who maybe found greater fame in later years – all brought together here in a double-length collection of classics and rarities. Titles include "Girlie Girlie" by Sophia George, "I Shall Sing" by Judy Mowatt, "Uptown Top Ranking" by Althea & Donna, "Hurt So Good" by Susan Cadogan, "I Let You Go Boy" by Dawn Penn, "Dynamic" by Paula Clarke, "My Willow Tree" by Hortense Ellis, "Honey Hush" by Millie Small, "Barbwire" by Nora Dean, "Lovin You" by Janet Kay & The Kaylets, "Back In My Arms Again" by Doreen Shaffer, "Give & You Get" by Marcia Griffiths, "Love Was All I Had" by Phyillis Dillon, "I'm Still In Love With You" by Marcia Aitken, and "Back Wey" by Faye Bennett. 49 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limted orange vinyl pressing!)
 
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Big BoysFun Fun Fun ... LP
Moment, 1982. Near Mint- ... $99.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with kdisc stamp. Includes the insert. Cover has some light stains at the spine and bottom edge.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and light aging)

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✨✧ VariousYou Gave Me Reason To Live – Southern & Deep Soul From Louisiana ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of southern soul – not music from the big scenes of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, or New Orleans – but work from the southwest corner of Louisiana, most of which we've never heard before, yet which rival some of the greats of the time! The package is very heavy on tracks that appeared on the tiny Anla family of labels, mixed with other rare indie singles from the time – and the vibe here is very strongly in the deep soul mode, with slow-moving grooves that adapt plenty from blues to the world of 60s soul – while singers deliver these fantastic vocals with influences that are also definitely directed by gospel inspirations! The blend is great – cuts that go much deeper than work at Stax Records, but which is every bit as great – and as usual with Kent, the package has lots of details on the artists, the recordings, and the unique scene itself. Titles include "Soul Woman" by Camille Lil Bob, "Baby Oh Baby" by Charles Greene, "For The Good Times" by Johnny Truitt, "Without Love What Would Life Be" by Terrie & Joy La Roy, "Lonely Feeling" by Sticks Herman, "Why Did I Let You Go" by Chester Randle's Soul Senders, "Sea Of Love" by Freddie Love, "Our Love Will Always Be" by Lee Bernard, "One Man's Happiness" by Moody, "Blues For Men" by King Carl, "Don't Drive Me Deeper" by Lee Bernard, "Big Boys Cry" by Bobby Charles, "If You Love Me" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, and "To Be Loved By You" by Soul Shouting Tommy. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Reed rocks, there's no doubt about that – and classic work like the cuts in this set had a key impact on all the new styles brewing up at the end of the 50s – in a moment that made Jimmy Reed way more than just another urban blues singer at the time! The key to Reed's groove is his rhythm – a sound that's often as distinct for Jimmy as Bo Diddley's was for himself – matched with raw vocals, and searing guitar – on the sort of tracks that sounded equally great blasting from the radio as they did from a jukebox in the back room of a tavern. The set brings together 29 tracks in all, mostly from Chess Records, and mostly under Jimmy's own name – although there's a few recorded with Eddie Taylor too – and the focus here is on the upbeat work that helped Reed become a key force in the formation of rock and roll, on titles that include "I'm Going Upside Your Head", "The Sun Is Shining", "I'm The Man down There", "Shame Shame Shame", "Good Lover", "Big Boss Man", "Take It Slow", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "Train Fare", "Big Town Playboy", "High & Lonesome", "Bright Lights Big City", "Shoot My Baby", and "I'm Gonna Ruin You". CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseHazel Boykin – Big & Fine ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great lost performance from David Boykin's Expanse group – one of the boldest forces in Chicago underground jazz a few years back! The lineup here is great – with Boykin on tenor, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, and Myron Cherry on drums – working together beautifully in a tribute to the late Hazel Boykin – at a level that arguably has more structure and force than even other great Boykin recordings of the time! The interplay between tenor and flute is wonderful – very complex, but also deeply soulful, and quite organic – and David's especially great, blowing with that spiritual power that really made us sit up and take notice when he first came onto the scene. Titles include "His & Hers", "1/20/03", "Eli Whitney", "Gates", and "Big & Fine". CD
(Comes in an LP style sleeve.)

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Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain BoysKing Of Country Music – The Complete Foundational Recordings – 1936 to 1951 (9CD & DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 9CDs & DVD ... $239.99 399.99
Seminal work by one of the first big figures in country music – the great Roy Acuff, whose early material was the second force putting the sound on the map after the work of Jimmie Rodgers! Roy was one of the greatest stars of the early years – a hell of a singer, an important composer, and a tireless performer who criss-crossed the south constantly – helping the music to spread and grow, and sparking countless careers along the way! This package is the first to really do justice to these important early years of Acuff – much more so than any of the public domain packages on the market – as the whole thing's handled with the Bear Family sense of completeness – which means that the 9CD box features a whopping 226 songs, recorded for the Vocalion, Arc, and Columbia labels between 1936 and 1951 – all packaged with a massive 184 page hardcover book, filled with new biography information, session notes, an a newly-done discography – plus a fantastic amount of rare photos and illustrations. The set also features a bonus DVD, which features the 1940 Grand Ole Opry film – which includes work by Acuff and Uncle Dave Macon. The set even includes a rare 1948 instrumental album by The Smokey Mountain Boys too! CD

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Big BlackHammer Party ... LP
Homestead, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Mid 80s comp including the "Lungs" and "Bulldozer" EP's from Steve and the boys! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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David BoykinTransolo ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2021. New Copy ... $6.99
The cover and title here hint at the music within – as David Boykin plays solo, and moves between work on bass clarinet and drums – both instruments we're not used to hearing him handle, and which open up very different sides of his style! The drums are maybe the biggest surprise – sometimes starting out spare and tentative, then moving in these almost-cyclical passages – as Boykin makes his way around the drum kit, feeling out textures and patterns, then slightly shifting them as the performance moves on! The bass clarinet work is great too – sometimes with a rich tone that's not typical for the instrument – almost as if David is channeling his tenor expression through the different horn, with results that are wonderful. The set features five improvised performances, titled one through five. CD
(CDR release – direct from the artist!)

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✨✧ VariousBig Chill – More Songs From The Original Soundtrack ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Includes selections by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beach Boys, Four Tops, Percy Sledge, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Rascals, Steve Miller Band, Spencer Davis Group, The Marvelettes, and The Band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has writing on marker on the front and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Compton's Most WantedGrowin' Up In The Hood (big OG hood funky beat rmx, OG mix, funky piano inst, funky piano radio) /Driveby Miss Daisy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sony, 1991. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Off the Boyz N The Hood soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some ring and edge wear. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"Expanse" is a mighty big name for the group that David Boykin uses on this record – especially given that the combo's only a quintet – but that's ok with us, because the sound here is more than large enough to warrant the name! Boykin's working with a great batch of players from the Chicago scene here – including frequent musical partner Nicole Mitchell on flute, sliding wonderfully alongside David's saxophones – plus Jim Baker on piano, Josh Abrams on bass, and Mike Reed on drums. The album features two longish tracks, both composed by Boykin with a vision that's freely expressive, yet never too free – a perfect balance that reigns things in wonderfully, and which shows him to be one of the key current heirs to a Chicago tradition that runs back to the early AACM and Sun Ra! Titles include "Nuance" and "47th Street Ghost". CD
(CDR release – direct from the artist!)

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✨✧ VariousBoyz In The Hood - Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1991. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to John Singleton's landmark film that set the stage for so many films set in the inner city to come from the big Hollywood and indie studios – putting the city of Compton on the map for a lot of folks, and making Ice Cube a household name! What makes Boyz N The The Hood – the album stand the test of time so well as that it wasn't really a snapshot of the sounds of 1991, fairly diverse and far reaching even at the time. Includes Main Source's " Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix)", Ice Cube's "How To Survive In South Central", Compton's Most Wanted's "Growin Up In The Hood", KAM's "Every Single Weekend", Yo Yo "Mama Don't Take No Mess", and tracks from from Tone! Toni! Tony!, Monie Love, and Tevin Campbell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo! Cover has light surface and edge wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ IdBig Time Operators ... LP
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An Australian group with plenty of soul – a 60s combo that lives in the same R&B and soul-inspired sounds that you'd find on the London scene at the same time! These guys have a mighty tight rhythm section – with drums that really create a nice current of funk on many numbers, and which mean that when these guys want to dabble in the styles of Atlantic or Stax Records, they certainly have the chops! Yet there's also some more fuzz on the guitar and a few trippy elements in the production – which remind us that they're a rock combo, too – but one who really knows how to groove, on titles that include "You Got Me Hummin", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Watch Out", "Big Time Operator", "Sister's Got A Boyfriend", "Devil Got My Woman", and "Feel Awright". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count Basie & OthersToo Marvelous For Words ... CD
Vanguard, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Plenty marvelous work from Count Basie and a whole host of longtime associates – all pulled from 50s records for the Vanguard label, most of which weren't done under Basie's leadership, but were headed by drummer Jo Jones, trumpeter Buck Clayton, and singer Joe Williams! Other players include Freddie Green on guitar, Lucky Thompson on tenor, Earl Warren on alto sax, Emmett Berry on trumpet, and Marlowe Morris on organ – and oddly, Basie doesn't even appear to be on all the tracks. That's ok with us, though – because often, small group sessions by Basie sidemen could be even more interesting than their bigger band work – as you'll hear on titles that include "Caravan", "Splittin", "Squeeze Me", "Buck Huckles", "Georgia Mae", "Lover Man", and "Shoe Shine Boy". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove – The Archie Bell & The Drells Story ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A great great group who never lost their groove – featured here on a set that's the first-ever label-spanning collection of their genius! The set begins with a huge amount of tracks from the Atlantic Records years of Archie Bell & The Drells – records that start with their raw Texas funk groove, then move into the group hitting a Philly soul mode – which they do wonderfully, and continue to expand their sound in a really great way! The second half focuses on their sublime 70s Philly gems for Gamble & Huff – tracks that showed up on the Philadelphia International family of labels, and which had Archie and the group sounding equally great on the modern club dancefloors! There's also some rare material that was recorded in between these stretches for the Glades label – and the 44 track, 2CD set is overflowing with rare gems, well-remembered favorites, and other well-chosen tracks. Titles include "Soul City Walk", "I Love My Baby", "My Balloon's Going Up", "You Never Know What's On A Woman's Mind", "Girls Grow Faster Than Boys", "Old People", "Strategy", "Show Me How To Dance", "Glad You Could Make It (12" disco)", "Go For What You Know", "Showdown", "Dog Eat Dog", "A Soldier's Prayer 1967", "Do The Choo Choo", "Girl You're Too Young", "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", "Wrap It Up", "Deal With Him", "Archie's In Love", "Ain't Nothing For A Man In Love", "I've Been Missing You", and "Nothing Comes Easy". CD

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Dixie CupsChapel Of Love (with bonus track) ... LP
Red Bird/Sun, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
The biggest album ever issued by the Dixie Cups – a set that has the trio's New Orleans roots given a bit of a New York kick through the production work of the legendary Lieber & Stoller! The duo still let the group's vocals run full tilt – that wonderful charm that made the Dixie Cups different than other pop girl groups of the time – and the set's also filled with some great material penned by the legendary team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich! The Nola groove still stays strong on the classic "Iko Iko" – and other tunes include "Girls Can Tell", "People Say", "Another Boy Like Mine", "Gee Baby Gee", "All Grown Up", "Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright" and still hugely popular "Chapel Of Love". Features the bonus track "No True Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Joe PassFitzgerald & Pass – Again ... CD
Pablo, 1976. Used ... $6.99
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass return to the studio just a few years after their initial meeting – once again to work in a stripped-down duet format that's completely sublime! The spare setting is one that Ella never got in the older days – and there's an intimacy here that almost makes it like we're hearing a new singer entirely – one who's not surging over bigger band arrangements, but laying back and singing in a mode that's almost more torchy than we could have ever expected. Pass' guitar is acoustic, and gentle – and titles include "All Too Soon", "One Note Samba", "Rain", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "That Old Feeling", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Nature Boy". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Fitzgerald & Pass – Again ... LP 11.99

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Ella Fitzgerald & Joe PassFitzgerald & Pass – Again ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass return to the studio just a few years after their initial meeting – once again to work in a stripped-down duet format that's completely sublime! The spare setting is one that Ella never got in the older days – and there's an intimacy here that almost makes it like we're hearing a new singer entirely – one who's not surging over bigger band arrangements, but laying back and singing in a mode that's almost more torchy than we could have ever expected. Pass' guitar is acoustic, and gentle – and titles include "All Too Soon", "One Note Samba", "Rain", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "That Old Feeling", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Nature Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light edge wear.)
Also available Fitzgerald & Pass – Again ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Girls At Our BestPleasure (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Happy Birthday/Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
Girls At Our Best only gave the world one album back in the day – but it's a hell of a set that has the British group standing strongly next to contemporaries like Au Pairs, The Slits, and Siouxsie & The Banshees! Given the vocal style of lead singer Judy Evans at times, the group definitely has echoes of the latter – but during their early, punkier days – a quality that's echoed by the raw Leeds-style guitar riffs that dominate the record and really give things an edge! But there's also some sweeter moments, too – almost in the spirit of Marine Girls or Shop Assistants – which sometimes carry a political message that's maybe even more powerful with the change in style – making for a really well-rounded set that stretches through cuts that include "Goodbye To Jazz", "I'm Beautiful Now", "Too Big For Your Boots", "Pleasure", "Fun City Teenagers", "Heaven", "Fast Boyfriends", and "She Flipped". The original album is expanded here with a huge amount of bonus tracks – single cuts "Politics", "Warm Girls", "Getting Nowhere Fast", "Go For Gold", "This Train", and "It's Fashion" – plus two demo tracks, seven BBC tracks, a fourteen track Edinburgh live set from 1981, and a thirteen track New York concert from the same year! CD

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HondellsGo Little Honda/The Hondells ... CD
Mercury/T-Bird (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Two groovy records by The Hondells – a group who definitely love their Hondas! Go Little Honda's the first set – and although it's hard to believe there was a day when the word "Honda" referred exclusively to a motor bike – but that was the case, at the time the Hondells hit big with their groovy little title hit on this LP! As the album's cover attests, the group are all over the (then) popular bike – not entirely a motorcycle, not a scooter either – just perfect for jetting around the youthful scene of the early 60s! Tunes all have a strong surf-ish quality – great guitar work, catchy vocal hooks, and a presentation that owes plenty to The Beach Boys – but hey, that's more than OK with us! Titles include "Little Honda", "Haulin Honda", "Hot Rod High", "Rip's Bike", "Ridin Trails", and "Mean Streak". The Hondells has the group stretching out their vibe just slightly – still sticking strongly in the "I Get Around" territory of their other singles, but also taking on a few more themes, too – all with beautiful Beach Boys-esque charm! There's some great guitar instrumentals next to the vocal numbers – and titles include "The Rebel", "My Little Bike", "Night Rider", "Black Denim", "You're Gonna Ride With Me", "My Buddy Seat", and "Honda Holiday". CD
 
 
 



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