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✨✧ BandMusic From Big Pink ... CD
Capitol, 1968. Used ... $4.99
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Music From Big Pink (Japanese SHM-SACD pressing) ... CD 36.99

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BandMusic From Big Pink (Japanese SHM-SACD pressing) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1968. Used Gatefold ... $36.99
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-SACD only pressing. For SACD players only!!!)
Also available Music From Big Pink ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ BandMusic From Big Pink ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)
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Music From Big Pink ... CD 4.99
 
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Ginger Baker's Air ForceGinger Baker's Air Force 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
Fantastic solo work from Ginger Baker – a musician who only seemed to get better and better the farther he moved away from Cream and Blind Faith! A set like this really gives Ginger a chance to open up and explore all the many musical currents that were grabbing his interests – served up here in a mix of jazz, funk, rock, and soul delivered by a lineup who are every bit as stunning as the music on the album! In addition to plenty of work from Baker on drums, the set features jazz contributions from the excellent Harold McNair and Chris Wood, who both play saxes and flute – plus drums from the legendary Phil Seamen – as well as a heck of a lot more sax and organ from Graham Bond, plus bass from Ric Grech, guitar and vocals from Denny Laine, organ and vocals from Steve Winwood, percussion from Neemoi Acquaye, and lots more contributions from a lineup that's almost too big to mention. The results are wonderful – and titles include "Toady", "Let Me Ride", "We Free Kings", "12 Gates Of The City", "Do U No Hu Yor Phrenz R", and "Sweet Wine". CD
Also available Ginger Baker's Air Force 2 ... LP 24.99

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Ronnie BarronReverend Ether (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Decca/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
One of the few albums ever issued by Ronnie Barron – an artist with a long range of work on the New Orleans scene, ties to Dr John, and even a role in the Woodstock scene of the early 70s – all of which really come through on this well-done set! Barron's got all the roots in his music that you'd guess from that legacy – some Nola moments in the rhythms, and a great ability to add a lot of character to his lyrics – sometimes shifting nicely from track to track, and bringing a lot of funky charm to the whole thing! Titles include "Duke Of Crenshaw", "Happy Happy Happy", "Let It Shine", "Freeway Mama", "Louisiana Flood", and "Don't Let My Husband Catch You". CD

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Black PearlBlack Pearl (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Heavy drums and a good dose of soul – both of which make Black Pearl stand out a bit from many of their late 60s contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to the group's music, but the riffs are also pretty hard and fast too – almost a bit funky at times, and delivered with a starker sort of groove than the usual blues rock combo. The musicianship is super tight throughout – really at a superstar level, but without sounding slick or commercial – and the album alone is worth it for the sharp drums and guitar leads, but also sports some pretty great vocals too – with almost a garagey soul sort of feel. Titles include "White Devil", "Mr Soul Satisfaction", "Thinkin Bout The Good Times", "Crazy Chicken", "Forget It", "Climbing Up The Walls", "Reach Up", "Bent Over", and "Endless Journey". CD

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Blues MagoosGulf Coast Bound (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
Amazing work from the Blues Magoos – stretching way beyond their roots as a garage rock band! The album's free, open, with a really jazzy style that shows that these guys had been soaking up plenty of influences from the left end of the singer/songwriter spectrum – and had also been spending a lot of time learning how to play their instruments! At one level, the album's chock-a-block with hip tunes that veer into blue eyed soul territory – and at another, it's got some jazzy inflections that move into the mind-expanding territory reached by a rare few other rock/soul groups of the time. Percussion is wonderful on the set, and Pee Wee Ellis plays a lot of great sax on the set – and the real treat is excessive use of vibes, which makes for some cool sounds on a number of tracks. Includes the long groover "Can't Get Enough Of You", which features a great percussion breakdown in the middle – plus "Gulf Coast Bound", "Sea Breeze Express", "Magoo's Blues", "Tonight The Sky's About To Cry", and "Slow Down Sundown". CD

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Bo GrumpusBefore The War (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Late 60s psych pop on Atco from Bo Grumpus – a Boston group who only ever cut this one LP that we know of – and it's a groovy one! The sound has kind of tight pop combo groove with catchy melodies – fleshed out into trippier territory with some keys, trumpet, and overall bigger arrangements – some of which was done by Felix Pappalardi, who would go onto to bigger things with Mountain! Titles include "Sparrow Tune", "Think Twice", "Yesterday's Street", "The Breath O'Love", "A Knowing Young Touch", "Ragtimey Love", "Travelin In The Dark", "Brooklyn", "The Moon Will Rise" and "If I Came To You". CD

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Brown SugarBrown Sugar Featuring Clydie King (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Chelsea/Big Pink (Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great little record from Brown Sugar – a group who really soar here, thanks to the presence of Clydie King on lead vocals! King sung famously on many rock and soul sessions during the 60s and 70s – but she's a great talent in the spotlight, and really helps to give the record a lot of focus – uniting the group's mix of deep soul and southern elements – lots of burning underneath the rhythms, and horns compressed over the top – in a style that's a bit Muscle Shoals, but more restrained overall, and with a few moments that go for more of an east coast feel. Titles include "Soul Asylum", "Love Can Bring You Down", "Weep For Me", "Don't Hold Back", "Real Love", and "Moonlight & Taming You". CD
Also available Brown Sugar Featuring Clydie King ... LP 19.99

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BuckwheatPure Buckwheat Honey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really fantastic record from this completely obscure group – one of those lost treasures that slipped through the cracks of record company mishandling, but which really deserves to be discovered after all these many years! Buckwheat are an American group, but clearly draw some inspiration from the phrasing of British groups, and maybe a dash of Sgt Pepper music hall mixed with more psychedelic instrumentation – all handled here by the arrangements of John Corigliano, who you may well know from later fame in more serious music! Here, though, Corigliano does a great job of opening up the whimsy of the group's tunes, and coloring in the lyrics with this really wonderfully wide array of instrumentation, at a level that's way more than you might expect for a lost record like this. Titles include "Goodbye Mr Applegate", "Mr Simms Collector Man", "Yes", "Radio", "The Albert Hotel", "The Poor Widow & Her Gypsy Band", and "Wonderful Day". CD

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Cross CountryCross Country (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great little group, and one that we only know from this one early 70s album on Atlantic – an unusual set that's kind of a mix of rootsy modes with more baroque elements – often with strongly harmonized vocals, ala America – but a very different sound overall! The production is great – full and rich, but never commercial or slick – just the right balance of vocals, guitars, and all the subtle elements that shift in and out of the mix – all with a quality that makes us wonder why these guys never went on to much bigger fame, and a longer string of records. Titles include "Just A Thought", "Cross Country", "A Ball Song", "Tastes So Good To Me", "Extended Wings", "Things With Wings", and "Today". CD

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Moses Dillard & The Tex Town DisplayMoses Dillard & The Tex Town Display (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tex Town/Big Pink (Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The only full album we've ever seen from Moses Dillard – a name that we know from a few funky 45s back in the day – and equally great here in the space of a 33rpm record! On side one, the music is a wicked blend of southern soul and funk – served up from the South Carolina scene, with an approach that's different than some of the Memphis or Muscle Shoals modes of the period – nicely distinct, at a level that makes the album shine on both groovers and slower-burners – with a balance that's right up there with the great Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers album on Motown! The songs are great – and Dillard's vocals are wonderful, done with the best sort of deep soul vibe of the time – balanced out in arrangements by Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns. Side two is equally great, but in a completely different way – as it features Dillard playing guitar in this mighty cool combo with Clayton Ivey on piano – a real soul jazz-styled performance, with Moses using all these chromatic edges – a bit like Eddie Fisher on his famous Third Cup album. Titles include "Are You For Real", "You Can't Laugh It Off", "Won't Somebody Help Me", "Cry Like A Baby", "Bring Your Dreams To Me", "T Bone Steak", "Tribute To Wes", and "Matchmaker". CD

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Doctor Down TripDoctor Down Trip ... CD
CBS/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The full length debut of this Belgian band from the 70s – one who'd issued a fair bit of singles before the set, but who really knock it out of the park with a well-crafted sound that really shows the time they'd put into honing their style! The set's definitely got plenty of hard rock appeal, but it's also not just some strutting guitars and bass – as there's a nicely varied approach to the way the songs come together – some more contemplative moments that make the full-on guitar explosions so great! Guitars are by Michael Heslop and Serge Paul, bass is by John Hastry, drums by Paul Van Der Velden, and lead vocals are by Jean Paul Goosens – on titles that include "Lost City", "Wanted", "Anything Goes", "Better Run Away", "Feeling Good Again", and "Big Blue Train". CD

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Douglas FirHard Heartsingin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Quad/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The one and only album from Douglas Fir – an obscure Northwest combo from the start of the 70s, but one who get some really top-shelf treatment on this album recorded for a small imprint of MGM! There's some surprisingly great larger arrangements at points – never too much, but just the right use of a bit of strings here, or a few horns there, to flesh out the spirit of the group's sound at the core – which is an often-melancholy mode that seems perfect for play on a rainy afternoon, where the swirling organ lines on some cuts ring out nicely, next to a few cuts that pick up a slight groove. Titles include "Jersey Thursday", "Moratorium Waltz", "Smokey Joe's", "Comin Back Home", "Tom's Song", "21 Years", "New Orleans Queen", and "Early Morning Rain". CD

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Cheryl ErnstAlways Beginning (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bell/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
Cheryl Ernst may not be one of the biggest names in 70s music, but she gets some top-shelf here from Bones Howe in the studio – who mixes her sweet vocals and guitar with some really sublime larger backings! The blend is wonderful – as Cheryl's post-folk approach might sound a bit too sweet in a solo setting, but really draws a nice sense of power from the larger charts put together by arranger Bob Alcivar – given some great work from players who include Art Lande on electric piano and Dennis Budimir on guitar, both musicians whose jazzy phrasings really underscore the more sophisticated elements in the songs by Ernst. Titles include "Fantasia Suite/Long & Sleepless Nights", "Time & The City", "Come To The Harvest", "Love Moan", "In A Quiet Way", "No One's Going To Change You", and "Always Beginning". CD

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Jack GrunskyToronto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Amadeo/Big Pink (South Korea), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 22.99
Jack Grunsky's a Canadian singer, as you might guess from the title – but he works here with help on arrangements and production from British great Alexis Korner – who, as with his own recordings, helps Jack find a special sort of space that's nicely hard to define! Grunsky often plays acoustic guitar, and sings with a mix of folk and blues inspirations – but both the structure of the songs and their lyrical content are something that's very far from both genres – and handled here by Korner with the kind of genre-bending vibe that you might have found on Island Records at the turn of the 70s. Titles include "A Better Look At Toronto", "Moon Child Song", "The Lion & The Tamer", "Ain't You Got A Thing To Say To Me", "Eight O'Clock", "Travels", and "A Figure Of The Gothic Age". CD

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HeadstoneBad Habits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/Big Pink (South Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Ouch – that's a bad pun on the cover, but the record itself is a lot more down to earth – served up by a group who were a short-lived project of singer Mark Ashton after his more famous time in Rare Bird! The style here is very different than Rare Bird – a bit singer/songwriter, but still with a full band approach overall – recorded in modes that mix British and Cali mid 70s styles in the best way possible, and coming across with a lean sort of style that really lets Ashton shine in the spotlight. Titles include "Don't Turn Your Back", "High On you", "Open Your Eyes", "Take A Plane", "Bad Habits", "You've Heard It All Before", and "DMT". CD

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HelpHelp (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Decca/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The debut of Help, an obscure west coast trio with a nice mix of harmony vocals and rootsy guitar lines – maybe somewhere in the best post-hippie spirit of the Marin County scene of the time! Almost all material is original, and there's a nicely laidback vibe to the record – an approach that never tries to push the songs too much with larger arrangements or commercial production – quite a surprise for Decca Records at the time, and at a level that almost makes us feel like these guys somehow managed to sneak their record into the pressing schedule of the label! Titles include "Keep In Touch", "For Sale", "Open Up The Door", "Help Me Help You Help Me", "Commit Yourself", "Take A Look At Yourself", and "I Tried Too Hard". CD

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HookWill Grab You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uni/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The Hook certainly grabs us strongly with this fantastic second album – an overlooked gem from the LA scene, and one that does a perfect job of forging psychedelic instrumentation with more urgent hard rock energy! The record's one of those lost treasures that the Uni label issued at the end of the 60s – an incredibly well put-together album, which then seemed to get no push at all – even though there's plenty of searing sounds within that easily rival some of the more adventurous work on other American labels of the time. Lead vocals are by Buddy Sklar, fuzzy guitar is from Bobby Arlin (formerly of The Leaves), and titles include "Son Of Fantasy", "Turn Your Head", "Homes", "Everything's Groovy", "Garbage Man", "Dimples", and "Plug Your Head In". CD

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HP LovecraftHP Lovecraft II (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A wonderfully trippy group from late 60s Chicago! Like so many groups of their time, HP Lovecraft have their roots in the later years of the folk scene – where they clearly picked up a sense of free being and personal expression. Yet unlike so many other groups, who turned that energy into a warmer, sunshiney approach, Lovecraft really kept on the dark end of the spectrum – in a spacey, tripped-out mode that was very much in keeping with their name. There's almost a Love-like sense of madness to some of these tunes – but a bit less focused and baroque – and by the time of the group's second album, they were actually de-intensifying their sound a bit, creating more space and a sense of stark loneliness that's really compelling! Titles include "Spin Spin Spin", "Electrollentando", "Mobius Trip", "High Flying Bird", and "Blue Jack O Diamonds". CD

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Mark Moogy KlingmanMoogy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Mark Klingman may have "Moogy" as a nickname, but he mostly plays acoustic piano on this set – in a rootsy, raspy way that works perfect with his well-crafted vocals! Klingman's a hell of a songwriter too – one with a good ear for personal themes delivered with a down to earth sensibility – but in ways that always point towards the hipper side of the spectrum – the space occupied by guys like Ben Sidran or Randy Newman at the time, with nary a chance of big crossover potential. Todd Rundgren co-produced the record with Mark, and there's definitely some of the charm of his own early albums here – a special sort of magic that really makes us trust Klingman's words on the tunes, in a way that we might not necessarily do with other artists of this nature. Titles include "Me & Richard", "The Man At Ease", "I Can Love", "Just A Sinner", "Tonight I Want To Love Me A Stranger", "Liz When You Waltz", and "Making The Rounds At Midnight". CD

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Lazy RacerLazy Racer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Big Pink (South Korea), 1979. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A late 70s gem from A&M records – a set that does a really great job of updating the sunny, harmony-drenched sound of some of the label's classics! At some level, the record's maybe got more of an early 70s Cali vibe overall – well-produced, but with a sense of innocence that you don't always get in the AOR generation – really coming across wonderfully both in the production of Glyn Johns, and the warm blend of male and female vocals from the group! Titles include "Keep On Running Away", "One Heartache", "Limelight", "Safe Harbor", "Heart With Your Name On It", "Today More Than Ever", "Good For You Darlin", and "Alone In A Lonely World". CD

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Billy MernitSpecial Delivery (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elektra/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
A great lost album on early 70s Elektra – served up by one of the most unique singer-songwriters of his generation! Billy Mernit's got this very raspy, down to earth sort of vocal approach – and it works really well with the unusual lyrics of his tunes, which are often set to just a bit of piano backing, and some slight electric accompaniment to warm things up – but never take the music into slick or commercial territory – which is great, because the quality of Mernit's voice and lyrics would be lost in a more rock-based album! This isn't totally mellow stuff, as the record definitely has an edge – and there's complexity to the lyrics that really keeps things interesting – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Motel Dawn", "I'm Open", "Everybody Wants Theirs", "Special Delivery", "Here Beside The Water", "Ain't No Dancer", "Mad Love", and "You're Great When You Get Drunk Honey". CD

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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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Nanette NatalBeginning (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Evolution/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Maybe the greatest record ever from Nanette Natal – a jazz singer at heart, but one who had a really open ear for currents of soul, funk, and other styles during the 70s! The approach of the record here is very unique – larger arrangements from jazz maestro Bill Russo, but served up with some heavier touches on keyboards, guitar, and bass – almost like some of the bigger female singer/songwriters of the period, but a bit hipper overall, and with a unique vibe that Natal would continue on some later albums to come. Titles include "Laughing Off The Rain", "Ten Plus Five Year Old Blues", "Finding The Sunshine", "Picking Up The Pieces", "Iron Butterfly", "Annie's Magical Brew", "500 Pieces Fully Interlocking", and "A Happy Man". CD

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Nielsen Pearson BandNielsen Pearson Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A pretty great set by this overlooked group from the 70s – a combo headed by two different singers, who trade leads and harmonize with a quality that's often in the best Hall & Oates mode of the time! The singers are Mark Pearson and Reed Neilsen – and Pearson maybe gets a bit more time in the spotlight, but both work together with an understatedly soulful quality that gets support from some equally understated instrumentation – tight, but always very laidback, and never overproduced – which really allows the charms of the tunes to show through in the best way possible. Titles include "Once In Love", "Down To The River", "Pack Up Your Goodbyes", "Wasn't That The Love", "Whatever I Have To Be", and "Home". CD

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NightwindCasual Romance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PA USA/Big Pink (South Korea), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The rare second album from Nightwind – a group who are maybe known best for their first album with singer Angela Charles, but who are in equally great territory here, although moving in an all instrumental mode! Their style is a warm blend of jazzy fusion and R&B – with solos from saxophonist Charles Black, and plenty of Fender Rhodes and ARP from Rich Eames – served up over a set of original tunes that sparkle with just the right vibe to show off the group's roots in the Cali scene of the 70s. Titles include "Sunset Slick", "First Family", "On Second Thought", "Occasion", "Mystery's Mistress", and "A Casual Romance". CD

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Pousette-Dart BandPousette-Dart Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The debut album from the Pousette Dart Band – a record that's got a much warmer vibe than you'd expect from the pasty image of the mime on the cover! Jon Pousette-Dart leads the group, with a vocal style that might have been more folk-based had he recorded in the 60s – but which here stretches out with singer/songwriter styles that are augmented by his own acoustic guitar, backed up by other electric elements in the group – a warm blend that's maybe got the same lightly-tripping vibe as America, but without the harmonies! Lots of the tunes have a really nice gentle glow – never too overproduced, maybe in a James Taylor vibe – and titles include "There's Been A Mistake", "Harder", "Smile On Me", "Woman In My Dreams", "All Your Lonely Hours", and "What Can I Say". CD

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RationalsRationals (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crewe/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The cover looks a bit like a sunshine pop album, but the sound here is a lot more intense – great garagey grooves served up from The Rationals – the group's only full length record, even though they were a key part of the Michigan scene in the 60s! The Rationals rubbed shoulders with the Stooges, MC5, and other legends – but they've also got a more tuneful approach to their music – maybe as if they're drinking in a bit of British harmonies, while still serving up tracks that have a nice edge too – and a definite influence from some of the soul of Detroit at the time as well. One of those overlooked classics of the 60s – with titles that include "Barefootin'", "Temptation Bout To Get Me", "Guitar Army", "Deep Red", "Sunset", "Glowin'", "Handbags & Gladrags", and "Ha Ha". 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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Gabor SzaboMagical Connection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
A very groovy set from guitar genius Gabor Szabo – one that features all those cool tones and elements he'd developed on his late 60s albums for Impulse and Skye Records, given a tighter LA groove here, with almost an A&M Records vibe! There's loads of great solos throughout, played in a combo that also features Lynn Blessing on vibes, Richard Thompson and Nick DeCaro on keyboards, and Sandra Crouch on percussion – all set to some backings handled by DeCaro, who really helps shape the sound of the set! The tunes are a really nice mix of material – and while this might not be Gabor's most way-out album, it's still full of lots of his great groovy guitar – on titles that include "Love Theme From Spartacus", "Country Illusion", "Sombrero Sam", "Lady With Child", "Pretty Girl Why", "Hum A Song", "Magical Connection", and "Fred & Betty". CD

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Richard TorranceBareback (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
An overlooked gem from the glory days of the AOR generation – a well-crafted set of work from singer Richard Torrance, who might only know from this one LP! Sure, the cover's a bit cheesy – but that's also part of the charm, as is the way that Torrance can approach the tunes with all that confident energy that singers of his generation always seemed to have – maybe something that comes from letting your hair grow long, and your shirt slip off! The Waters provide backup vocals on most tracks, and underscore some of the blue-eyed qualities in Richard's vocals – on titles that include "Stay Young", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "So Sad", "Leave My Love Behind", "Under Your Spell", and "Alley Cat Jack". CD

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Uncle DogOld Hat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MCA/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
The only record we've ever seen from this British group from the early 70s – a rootsy combo who sound a fair bit like some of the best Marin County/Bay Area acts of the same time! Part of this quality comes from the vocals of Carol Grimes – a singer who can bring bluesy currents to a more dramatic rockish range – a quality that would have been right at home in the Fillmore, and which fits in well to the group's relaxed vibe on the record – which often seems to have the tunes coming out of laidback jams in the studio. But there's also some moments on the record that have a slightly more focused studio approach – never slick, but tight in all the right ways – on titles that include "Old Hat", "We've Got Time", "Smoke", "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", "Movie Time", "River Road", and "Lose Me". CD

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Voices Of East HarlemBrothers & Sisters (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elektra/Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A rare nugget from the Voices Of East Harlem – an obscure second album of material for Elektra Records, issued after their debut on the label – but only as an overseas release! The album follows strongly in the righteous blend of gospel and soul on Right On Be Free – and the set seems to feature material that may well have been recorded at those sessions, plus some other unreleased tracks too – all pulled together in a style that could have made these guys as big as The Staple Singers on Stax! There's actually a deeper vibe here – and a sound that's even deeper than on their two later albums for the Just Sunshine label – as the group take on work by some rock acts, like Bob Dylan or Creedence Clearwater Revival – and mix the music with their own soulful music to create something really amazing. Titles include "Nation Time", "Oxford Town", "Sit Yourself Down", "No No No", "Hey Brother", "I Want To Be Free", "Proud Mary", "Freedom", and "Kind Woman". CD

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WestwindLove Is (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Penny Farthing/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
A really unusual group from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – two guys and one gal, clearly trained in some of the harmonies of the folk scene, but also able to turn the music to these darker currents that really make the record stand out from the pack! There's a quality to the record that's a bit hard to peg – as the vocals and instrumentation are somewhere in the territory of the bigger acoustic groups of the time, such as Pentangle or Fairport Convention – but the presentation is completely different overall, with maybe more of a 60s American folk-schooled harmony sound, which is then often turned to tunes that have themes that are very different than either scene might have expressed. Titles include "Harbour Lights", "Love Is A Funny Sort Of Thing", "Home Is Where My Heart Is", "Sweeny Todd", "Goodbye Butterfly", and "Sleepy City". CD

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✨✧ AmbergrisAmbergris (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Paramount/Big Pink (South Korea), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A genre-busting batch of tunes from Ambergris – a group with styles that range from Memphis soul, to New York Latin, to some of the heavier sides of the underground rock scene of the time! The ensemble features Latin Soul maestro Larry Harlow on piano, organ, and percussion – working with a rock-based group that still has lots of jazzy touches on their instrumentation. Steve Cropper produced the set – but in New York, not Memphis – and the whole thing explodes with a rich range of musical influences, all bubbling together in one pot! Includes the funky rock tracks "Soul Food" and "Forget It I Got It", plus "Endless Night", "Sunday Lady", "Home Groan", "Chocolate Pudding", and "Gotta Find Her". CD
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✨✧ Ben AtkinsPatchouli (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enterprise/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An unusual rock record issued by the Enterprise imprint of Stax Records – the same one that released the Isaac Hayes albums at the time, and maybe a good choice for Ben Atkins, given some of the soulful currents in his music! The ramshackle cottage on the front is maybe a good indication of the spirit here – a southern vibe that easily mixes soulful inspiration with more rock-based songwriting and instrumentation – recorded both at Muscle Shoals and at the Stax Studios, with work from Barry Beckett on keyboards, Roger Hawkins on drums, and Wayne Perkins on guitar. Ben's got a very distinct vocal approach – one that's all his own, and which nicely doesn't sound like he's trying to cop anyone else's game – and the set includes tunes by Bettye Crutcher, Dan Penn, and Bobby Manuel – the last of whom produced and arranged the set. Titles include "Good Times Are Coming", "Smokestack Lightnin/Brighter Side Of It All", "That Brings Me Down", "Solid Ground", "I Love This Song", "Shine On", "Holding On To Friends", and "A Long Way To Go". CD

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✨✧ Lynn BlessingSunset Painter (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Big Pink (South Korea), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever issued by vibist Lynn Blessing – a player best known for his LA session work in the 60s, and who's stepping out here in a slightly psychedelic approach to jazz! The style's a bit like some of Emil Richard's best work of the time – warmly chromatic vibes, but touched with elements that definitely show some of the changes in the late 60s scene – bits of rock, jazz, and country filtered into the album's instrumental groove – with steel guitar from Sneaky Pete Kleinow, plus additional guitar and drums. There's a nicely open, flowing energy to most tracks – looser than a Verve or Impulse album of this type, and with some nice modal elements on some of the best tracks. Paul Horn produced, and titles include "Sunset Painter", "Anacalypsis", "From Deep Within For Lynn", "Pinball Wizard", "Emerald River", "Child Of The Universe", "Cosmic Cowboy", and "Where There Is Grass". CD

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✨✧ Broken GlassBroken Glass (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only album ever from Broken Glass – a group that features the great Stan Webb from Chicken Shack on guitar – bringing in all the strengths that he added to that well-known group! There's some of the blues rock inspiration of that earlier combo, but refined a bit more with a compressed sort of 70s Brit vibe – great production from Tony Ashton, who makes all the best licks and catchier lines of the songs really stand out – but without ever making the album sound too commercial. Titles include "It's Alright", "Keep Your Love", "It's Evil", "Ain't No Magic", "Broken Glass", "Take The Water", "Standing On The Border", and "Jersey Lightning". CD

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✨✧ Chamaeleon ChurchChamaeleon Church (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really groovy psych album, and one by a short-lived group that has ties to so many other scenes too! The record was one of the wonderfully weird projects that Alan Lorber put together for MGM Records in the late 60s – and the quartet actually features a very young Chevy Chase, in pre-comedy days – working here alongside one future National Lampoon staffer, and members who would also end up in Ultimate Spinach! Yet despite that wider cultural legacy, there's a core sound here that's really unique – maybe touched a bit by Lorber's great ear for putting together a psych album, but handled by the group with this style of harmony vocals and slightly baroque instrumentation that almost feels like this spooky, dark-tinged take on the Sunshine Pop generation. Most tracks are by the group's leader and lead singer Ted Myers – and titles include "Spring This Year", "Remembering's All That I Can Do", "Flowers In The Field", "Tompkins Square Park", "Off With The Old", and "Camilla Is Changing". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyFinger Lickin' Good (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Westbound/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky guitar and a bucket of fried chicken – two things that go perfectly together here on a record that's one of the last of Dennis Coffey's great run in the early 70s! The album marks some of the shift in Coffey's role on the Detroit soul scene as the decade moved on – as it features close collaboration with longtime musical partner Mike Theodore, who was helping the scene move past 60s soul into the world of 70s club – a style that's showcased very heavily here with all sorts of fantastic rhythms, and even backing female vocals that provide a soulful addition to Coffey's work on guitar! There's almost a Sigma sound vibe to the record at times, but the grooves are even funkier with a drum snap at the bottom – on titles that include "Finger Lickin Good", "I've Got A Real Good Feeling", "El Tigre", "Live Wire", "Some Like It Hot", "Wild Child", "If You Can't Dance To This", and a nice remake of David Bowie's "Fame". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyHair & Thangs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Maverick/Big Pink (South Korea), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the funkiest album ever from Detroit guitar genius Dennis Coffey – a set that takes off nicely from his early funky 45s, but which also delivers the goods in a longer-form mode that's completely outta sight! We love Coffey's later albums on Sussex Records, but the vibe here is even more raw – a core combo with Lyman Woodard playing some amazing lines on organ, with just bass and drums for support – letting both of the players really stretch out and do their thing! The drums are great, very funky throughout, with plenty of breaks – and titles include some great Galt MacDermot grooves like "Let The Sunshine In", "Sodomy", and "Aquarius" – plus other excellent covers and originals, like "Hair & Grits", "Hey Jude", "Do Your Thang", "Iceberg's Thang", "It's Your Thang", and "Electric Thang". CD

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✨✧ Mike FinniganMike Finnigan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Warner/Big Pink (South Korea), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty great debut from Mike Finnigan – recorded after quite a long early journey in music, which included time in Jerry Hahn's Brotherhood group in San Francisco, and work with both Dave Mason and Jimi Hendrix – and countless other sessions that really helped him sharpen his chops before stepping out as a solo act! The record was mostly done down in Muscle Shoals, with production from Jerry Wexler – and the whole thing's got the strong currents of soulful influences you might expect – really augmented by help from Roger Hawkins on drums, Barry Beckett on keyboards, and even a bit of work from the Muscle Shoals horns! Mike's got some of the roots rock elements you'd guess from his look on the cover, but is also tightening things up in a great way too – on titles that include "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love", "Southern Lady", "Mississippi On My Mind", "Misery Loves Company", "Everything Will Work Out Right", and "The Room Nobody Lives In". CD

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✨✧ Chris HillsEverything Is Everything – Comin Outta The Ghetto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Embryo/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work from Chris Hills – an artist you might know most from later work as part of Players Association – but who here is in an equally soulful sort of mode! The guy on the cover might look a bit unlikely as a soul artists – especially given that he's fading away in the photo – but the record's got a rock-solid approach right from the start, very similar to the best of the other funk groups recording for Atlantic at the time! The set is one of the deepest issued on Herbie Mann's Embryo imprint for Atlantic – and although Chris is the main creative talent on vocals, arrangements, and lots of instruments – the set also features strong organ work from Lee Reinoehl, and additional vocals from soul singer Chico Waters. Titles include "Comin Outta The Ghetto", "Sweet Joanne", "Six Of One", "Mean Old Love", "Sure As Shootin", and "Talkin Bout Soul". CD

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✨✧ Impact Of BrassDown At The Brass Works (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rare Earth/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really groovy record on Motown's Rare Earth imprint – a set that definitely lives up to the "hippies with horns" image on the cover! The set mixes currents of Motown with lots of jazz rock instrumentation from the group – full horns soaring out over arrangements by Henry Crosby, Eddie Nuccilli, and David Van DePitte – no vocals at all, and not even much in the way of guitars! The whole thing is much more of an instrumental funk record than sides by Chicago or BS&T – and titles include "Care Free", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "So Far So Good", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "The High Place", and "One Bad Apple". CD

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✨✧ ListeningListening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Vanguard/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a record from the Boston scene of the late 60s – a set that's more progressive than some of its contemporaries, with a dexterity of rhythms and keyboards that could even rival some of the coming greats on the UK scene! Michael Tschudin handles lead vocals and all the keyboards – and he's got a way with an organ that really moves past familiar rock and soul modes of the 60s – more of the soaring intensity that was coming into play with other groups overseas – matched here with a bit of his own work on vibes and congas too. Guitars are great too – handled by Peter Malick – and there's some very deft rhythms from the work of Walter Powers on bass and Ernie Kamanis on drums – both players who almost seem to have a bit of jazz inspiration at times. Titles include "9/8 Song", "Stoned Is", "Forget It Man", "Baby Where Are You", "Fantasy", "Laugh At The Stars", and "You're Not There". CD

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✨✧ William LyallSolo Casting (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/Big Pink (South Korea), 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The only solo album ever from William Lyall – an artist with ties to 70s UK pop giants Pilot and The Bay City Rollers – although don't hold that latter reference against him, as the music here is much like his work in Pilot! As with that group, the songs here are wonderfully sharp and compressed – well-crafted UK pop with that cool sense of production that could make a tune like "Magic" crackle and spark at a level that's different than so many US hits of the time – a quality that's even better when you start to listen to William's great work on keyboards too. Phil Collins played drums on a number of tracks, Paul Buckmaster delivers some great orchestrations at points – and titles include "Playing In The Sand", "Us", "Reasons", "Maniac", "The Deeper You Get", "Sleep", "Don't Be Silly", and "Supertrader". CD

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✨✧ Buddy MilesMessage To The People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Big Pink (South Korea), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from drummer Buddy Miles – an artist that many folks know for his key rock work in the Band Of Gypsys group of Jimi Hendrix, but a musician with an equally great ear for soul and funk as well! Miles began in Electric Flag, and certainly has ties to the world of psych – and here, he mixes funkier currents with lots of strong trippy guitar from Marlo Henderson – a player we don't know that well, but who adds some great lines that are a lot like some of the Phil Upchurch contributions over at Chess/Cadet at the same time. Miles sings on most numbers, with that nicely honest vocal approach we love so much – but there's a few instrumental moments too, and the set's got some great use of horns throughout, which brings in some southern funky currents too. Titles include "Joe Tex", "Place Over There", "The Segment", "Don't Keep Me Wondering", "Sudden Stop", and "That's The Way Life Is". CD

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✨✧ Nielsen/PearsonNielsen/Pearson (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet AOR set from Mark Pearson and Reed Nielsen – a duo who come together with vocal styles that are maybe a bit like the shift that Hall & Oates were taking at the end of the 70s – and we mean that in the best way possible! Pearson and Nielsen have a great ear for a catchy tune, and trade lead vocals from track to track – always using nicely soulful backings that are in the much better side of the AOR spectrum of the time – that special magic from a pair who were never commercially successful, but managed to make music with the best of their scene! Titles include "Don't Let Me Go", "Annie", "Hurt No More", "Don't Forget", "Givin Your Love To Me", "If You Should Sail", and "Two Lonely Nights". CD

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✨✧ Poppy FamilyWhich Way You Goin Billy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
London/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet record from the Canadian scene at the end of the 60s – and a set that feels a lot more like a California-styled version of Sunshine Pop than you might expect! The group's an initial vehicle for the husband/wife team of Susan and Terry Jacks – the latter of whom would blossom as a big AM radio star in the early 70s, but who here steps aside and lets Susan take the lead on most tracks – singing in this slinky style that really fits her look on the cover, with support from instrumentation that includes some psych-styled guitar lines, fit to a more mainstream mode – occasionally touched by nice use of percussion too. Titles include their huge hit "Which Way You Goin Billy" – plus the tracks "Free From the City", "Beyond the Clouds", "There's No Blood In Bone", "Happy Island", and "Of Cities & Escapes". CD

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✨✧ StarsStars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Barclay/Big Pink (South Korea), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only album we've ever seen from British group Stars – a combo who have a way of mixing funky rhythm currents with some fuzzier touches on vocals and guitar – all at a level that's maybe a bit like hitmakers Hot Chocolate at the time! Singer Simon Lait often gets some cool processing around the edge of his vocals – again in the way that Tony Wilson sounded with his famous group – which creates a cool sense of compression down next to the guitar lines, as the bass and drums rumble out and really kick the album into gear! Titles include "Punishment Park", "Mr Push Me Pull Ya", "Heart Of Stone", "Going Down For The Third Time", "That Was Yesterday", and "Not Fade Away". CD

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✨✧ SugarloafSpaceship Earth (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The searing second album from Sugarloaf – a set that has Jerry Corbetta wailing even more heavily on the organ than before, and the group working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them such a big act at the time! Corbetta also handles most of the lead vocals, but the group draws plenty of strength from an ability to harmonize warmly too – not in the softer modes of some of their contemporaries, but with a soaring vibe that really works well with the edges on the guitar, and the full-on bass and drums that propel the whole album along! A gem of a record that was big at the time, and never gets the due it deserves all these many years later – with cuts that include "Rusty Cloud", "Hot Water", "Spaceship Earth", "Woman", "Music Box", "Tongue In Cheek", and "Mother Nature's Wine". CD

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✨✧ SugarloafSugarloaf (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut from Sugarloaf – a group who managed to use the Hammond organ in ways that were just as strong as the guitar in most other groups! The approach here seems to draw a lot from all the best changes taking place in soulful jazz – as Jerry Corbetta manages his keyboards with this lean quality that's wonderful, and balanced with the bass, drums, and guitar in this perfect way – almost funky at many moments, and still pretty damn sharp even if not! You'll probably know that quality from the group's classic hit "Green Eyed Lady" – but it really shines through on the whole album, on titles that include "Bach Doors Man", "Chest Fever", "Things Gonna Change Soon", and "Train Kept A Rollin". CD
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✨✧ Tea CompanyCome & Have Some Tea With The Tea Company (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Smash/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little record – of the type you could hardly make this well today! The Tea Company are an obscure psychedelic act, clearly concerned with all things "tea" (wink wink!) – and working in a free and open style that's a bit trippier than that of the usual psyche-pop styled group. Songs are longish at times, and there's lots of really cool production touches that make the weird lyrics and fuzzy instrumentation sound even better! Titles include "Make Love Not War", "Flowers", "Love Could Make The World Go Round", "Come & Have Some Tea With Me", and a very strange take on "You Keep Me Hanging On". Also includes the song "Don't Make Waves", which is really just water (bong?) sounds – recorded with lots of strange effects! CD

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✨✧ Underground SetUnderground Set (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pantonic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really groovy little record – definitely "underground", but with lots of funky sound library appeal – given that the group were mostly a studio combo, put together to record a few records like this! The set's mostly instrumental, and is filled with loads of strong organ lines from Gianpiero Reverberi – a keyboardist you might know from other work, both in the fields of prog and sound library – and here, the organ is tied to short tracks that are mostly in a groovy sort of style – 60s mod with lots of psychedelic touches – on titles that include "Atollo", "Eastern Longitude", "Underground In Blue", "Shake Twenty Six", "Equator", "Emisfero", and "Archipelago". CD

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✨✧ Blues MagoosNever Goin Back To Georgia (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great bit of work from the re-formed Blues Magoos – a new incarnation of the group that had a few early garage rock hits, and which on this set features some great work by Eric Kaz, who seems to add a hip singer-songwriter feel to the record. The group have clearly been listening to a lot of blues and blue eyed soul, but also seem to have picked up a jazzy edge too – one that shows up nicely on the album's use of vibes. These are heard to wonderful effect on the instrumental groover "Getting Off", the mellow swinging instrumental "Georgia Breakdown", and on the group's funky cover of Joe Cuba's great "El Pito – I'll Never Go Back To Georgia" CD

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✨✧ Aynsley Dunbar RetaliationRemains To Be Heard (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set from the group of drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who oddly doesn't play that instrument on every track – but whose rough, rootsy vocals are definitely at the core of the whole sound! Before this group, Dunbar had cut his chops in a variety of settings on the UK scene – both the hard rock and blues rock worlds, the latter of which maybe dominates here as an influence – although guitarist John Morshead also lays down plenty of heavy riffs that more than rival some of the heavier groups that Aynsley worked with in the past! Another strong force on the record is Victor Brox – who plays both piano and organ – always with a moody vibe that fits the spirit of the music. Annette Brox sings with Dunbar on a number of tracks, in a very cool pairing that sounds pretty unique – and titles include "Keep Your Hands Out", "Fortune City", "Toga", "Bloody Souvenir", "Invitation To A Lady", and "Blood On Your Wheels". CD

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✨✧ Gary FarrAddressed To The Censors Of Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gary Farr looks a bit sallow on the cover, and the title's a bit clunky too – but the album's got a tight roots rock vibe that's very different than what you might expect! Jerry Wexler produced the set at Muscle Shoals – and although Farr hails from the UK, he slides right into the best southern modes – turning out tracks that often have some nice twists that take them past the usual blue-eyed soul – as does his vocal delivery, which occasionally stretches farther than expectations, with some unusual phrasing that almost echoes some of the hipper singer/songwriter generation too. Instrumentation is by some of the best at Muscle Shoals – Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, and others – and titles include "Breakfast Boogaloo", "Mexican Sun", "Faith What A Face", "Wailing Wall", and "Muggsy The Lard". CD

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✨✧ Giant CrabCool It – Helios (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uni/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wild little record from the Uni Records label at the end of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that Uni was putting out plenty of wild records at the time! Giant Crab have this style that mixes psych with sunshine pop – woven in this amazing blend of sounds, over the course of a surprising 16 tracks on the set – tunes that are all short, but pack plenty in the mix – with lots of work on 12 string guitar, keyboards, saxes, and harmony vocals – often brought together with some great effects and studio touches too! The arrangements are superb – showing a wider musical vision, but without losing the feel of the group at the core – and titles include "What Became Of Yesterday's Hero", "Don't Jump To Conclusions", "Help Yourself", "Trust Somebody", "Hello Yesterday", "Cool It", "The Invasion Of Helios", "I Don't Want To Live This Way", and "Walking In Different Circles". CD

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✨✧ Jerry HahnJerry Hahn Brotherhood (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool record from Jerry Hahn – a guitarist who's maybe known for his initial work in jazz, but who steps out here with a very groovy mix of those roots and long-haired, lyrical psychedelic sounds too! The set's got vocals on nearly every track, but Jerry still gets in all these fantastic guitar licks too – strong single-note lines that really show his roots in other styles of music, mixed with some roots rock touches on the rhythms and lyrics, and sweeet use of organ and piano by Mike Finnigan. Mike often harmonizes with Jerry on the lyrics – and titles include "Martha's Madman", "Comin Down", "Captain Bobby Stout", "Thursday Thing", and "What I Gave Away". CD

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✨✧ HeadstoneHeadstone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Headstone have a nice sort of bite here – a quality you might not expect from the obtuse look of the cover, but which comes across nicely in a blend of well-done guitar work and these oddly sinister vocalizations! Drums are sometimes slightly funky – not in a funk rock mode, but in a way that makes the bite of the vocals come through even more strongly a bit unlike anything we've ever heard, and mostly handled in the lead by Mark Ashton, of Rare Bird fame! The group's also got a violinist, but that instrument is blended in strongly with more familiar rock elements – on titles that include "Eastern Wind", "Karma", "Hard Road", "Turn Your Head", "Someone's Gotta Give", "Searching Light", and "Large Weather We're Having". CD

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✨✧ Pacific Gas & ElectricGet It On (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bright Orange/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The very first album from Pacific Gas & Electric – the hard-wailing west coast group who later recorded more famously for Columbia Records, but who are completely on fire here! The set was done for the Bright Orange subsidiary of Kent Records – that LA imprint who did such a great job with blues, soul, and R&B in the 50s and 60s – and who really let the group here stay close to their blues inspirations, while also letting their freak flag fly with some very cool Cali elements too! As with so many of the other groups of their time who maybe started out in blues, PG&E are quickly moving into territory that's all their own – taking off with psychedelic elements and strongly soulful touches – served up with some great lead guitar work from Glenn Schwartz, some heavy fuzz bass by Brent Block, and raw vocals from Charlie Allen. Tracks include a great remake of the Bobby Blue Bland Tune "Cry Cry Cry" – plus"Wade In The Water", "The Motor City Is Burning", "The Hunger", "Long Handled Shovel", "Jelly Jelly", "Stormy Times", and "Live Love". CD

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✨✧ Chris RainbowHome Of The Brave (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Big Pink (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweetly compressed mid 70s gem from Chris Rainbow – hardly a mainstream pop album, but one that's recorded with a near-perfect sound overall! Chris is probably best known for his work with Alan Parsons, but he's even better here on his own – singing sweet little tunes that have the vocals pressed up flat against the instrumentation – all in a style that's somewhat smooth, but never as glossy as mainstream music from the time. There's a personal sound amidst the professionalism – kind of a next-level evolution of a singer/songwriter mode – quite far from folk roots, and often with a touch of soul, given some of the players on the album. Rainbow wrote and produced the whole album himself – and titles include "Tarzana Reseda", "Funky Parrot", "On My Way", "Glasgow Boy", "Home Of The Brave", "In Memory", "Is The Summer Really Over", and "A Woman On My Mind". CD

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✨✧ Chris RainbowLooking Over My Shoulder (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Big Pink (South Korea), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure soft rock magic from Chris Rainbow – an under-recognized 70s genius, and an artist we'd rank right up there with some of the best AOR talents of the time! There's a warmly compressed feel to the whole record – a smooth, slinky groove that echoes the accomplishments of the Steely Dan generation, but which also retains just a bit of 60s sunniness in the lyrics of the tunes – especially in the way that Rainbow often uses multi-tracking to harmonize with himself, almost in ways that remind us of the Beach Boys' approach during the era – but much better. Titles include the great Brian Wilson tribute "Dear Brian", plus "Allnight", "You & I", "Gimme Just A Little Beat Of Your Heart", "Show Us The Sun", "Solid State Brain", "Dansette", and "Give Me What I Cry For". CD

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✨✧ Batti MamzelleI See The Light (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cube/Big Pink (Korea), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only album ever recorded by Batti Mamzelle – an unusual group from Trinidad, and one who bring in a fair bit of steel drums to their music, alongside some heavier funk and rock modes! The blend is pretty darn unique – different than some of the straighter steel bands who were dabbling in funk – as these guys work out the electric elements first, then color things in with the steel – and top things off with some nicely soulful vocals as well! The whole thing is ultra-hip, and every bit as appealing to fans of offbeat funk as to folks who dig unusual steel drum records too – with titles that include "Love Is Blind", "Get Out Of My way", "Lament", "Caroni", "Seasoning", "Voodoo Man", "I See The Light", and "Streaking". CD

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✨✧ Chris BrittonAs I Am (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Page One/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really great solo album from Chris Britton – formerly of The Troggs, and really taking off here on his own – in a range of styles that mix together psychedelic elements with more personal modes, at a level that makes the set a real standout from the UK scene at the end of the 70s! Part of the credit goes to producer/arranger Colin Fletcher, who crafts these wonderful charts that change up nicely throughout the set, and have a sort of appeal that grabs us right away, even before the lyrics come into the mix – maybe adding as much to the record as Mike Vickers or John Cameron might in a similar setting. Titles include "Sleep My Love", "Why Did I Let You Go", "Evil Woman", "Fly With Me", "Will It Last", "Sit Down Beside Me", and "Learn To Love Life". CD

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✨✧ BroncoAce Of Sunlight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous Island Records material from Bronco – a set that already has the group changing up their sound from their debut, but still really finding a great lead in the vocals of Jess Roden! Roden's got this well-crafted style that crests and crackles, but without ever sounding forced or calling too much attention to itself – this really special quality that's always had us thinking that Jess is one of the great overlooked singers in 70s rock. Production creates some harmonic moments in his solo leads, and other tracks have some harmony support – which warms up the sound in a nice way amidst the acoustic instrumentation. Titles include "Amber Moon", "Time Slips Away", "Discernible", "Sudden Street", "Joy & Fears", and "Woman". CD

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✨✧ BrownsmithBrownsmith (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brownsmith are Don Brown and Garrett Smith – a duo who only cut this one album in the mid 70s, but manage to come up with a sound that's wonderfully warm, and in a sweet Cali blend of acoustic guitar and harmonies! The style's a bit in the territory of America – and Brown and Smith can certainly harmonize in very similar modes – but the instrumentation and production are even lighter, which really fits the personal style of their lyrics in a great way. Arrangements are by Jim Bredouw and Martin Lund – the latter of whom adds some great instrumental touches, like flute and electric piano – on titles that include "Circus Ride", "Lightning Lady", "Summer Afternoon", "Gold & Mellow", "Sunrise To Sunset", "July Moon", and "Friends Of Mine". CD

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✨✧ Aynsley DunbarBlue Whale (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from Aynsley Dunbar – the drummer who's worked famously with a number of other key artists on both the US and UK scenes – but an artist who always seems to bring something special to the mix when he is a leader! Aynsley's pictured on the cover behind a massive set of drums – which he brings to good use here, but in ways that are balanced out with contributions from a really great group of top-shelf British artists from other groups – including the great Paul Williams, whose raspy vocals really bring a lot to the record – alongside Tommy Eyre on organ, Ivan Zagni and Roger Sutton on guitars, Peter Friedberg on tenor, and Edward Reay Smith on trombone – the last two of whom bring some nicely soulful touches to the set. Titles include "Willing To Fight", "Willie The Pimp", "It's Your Turn", "The Days I Most Remember", and "Going Home". CD

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✨✧ FaraghersFaraghers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Big Pink (South Korea), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Faragher Brothers were maybe best known for their backing vocals on other folks' records – but they also recorded a number of albums of their own during the 70s, of which this is the last! On previous sets, the quartet almost had a blue-eyed soul sort of vibe – but, as might be guessed by their more "modern" look on the back cover, the style here is a bit more power pop – certainly territory the group can easily handle with their longstanding ear for a catchy tune, which goes back to work in the 60s as The Peppermint Trolley! There's plenty of tuneful, radio-ready numbers on the set – and titles include "Those Days Are Gone", "Mystic Eyes", "She's Not The Right Girl", "Had To Leave", "No One Is Nowhere", "I Want The Truth", and "Say When". CD

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✨✧ Luther GrosvenorUnder Open Skies (with bonus tracks)(Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from that key moment when Island Records was pushing into some of the farther reaches of the UK scene – and turning out some really interesting records like this in the process! Luther Grosvenor worked in Spooky Tooth, but he's got a quality here that's very different than his contributions in that group – definitely more Island-like, with some of the rootsier elements of Traffic at times – which is maybe no surprise, as Jim Capaldi makes an appearance on one track too! Tracks are loose and open, with that easygoing, down to earth vibe you might guess from Luther's look on the cover – and ttles include "Under Open Skies", "Rocket", "Love The Way", "Here Comes The Queen", and "Ride On". CD

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✨✧ Kenny NolanNight Miracles (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Pink (South Korea), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from Kenny Nolan – the blue-eyed 70s singer whose work was always on the more soulful side of the AOR spectrum! This set's got Kenny at the top of his groove – soaring out in the best late 70s Casablanca Records mode – not entirely disco, but upbeat and grooving – while Nolan delivers the charming vocal leads that always make his delivery of the lyrics so sweet! Juergen Koppers co-produced the record with Kenny, and you can definitely hear his touches in the instrumentation – on titles that include "Maybe I'm Mindless", "Dancin To Keep From Cryin", "Ride A Wild Horse", "Motor Workout", "Wine Women & Champagne", and "Us & Love". CD

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✨✧ Salloom SinclairSalloom Sinclair & The Mother Bear (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cadet/Big Pink (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funk folks unfurling their freak flag, hailing from Tennessee – but working under the aegis of Marshall Chess and Abner Spector in the crossover mode of some of the other Cadet Concept albums from the time, plying a righteous verging-on-soul vibe that a lot of the hippy generation seemed to favor – and we mean that in the best possible way! Roger Salloom and Robin Sinclair sing together on most tracks, in a R&B influenced style you might imagine coming out of the Bay Area, over heavy organ driven grooves with some nice fuzzed out guitar. Titles include "Violence Blam Blam I'm Sorry", "Lesson At The Delicatessen", "Motorcycle", "One More Try", "I'm Comin Home Again", "Sleep", "Faith Has Been Given", and "Animal". CD
 
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✨✧ Perez PradoBig Hits By Prado ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the album's overflowing with earlier hits by Perez Prado, re-recorded here for the hi-fi generation, with really swinging RCA sound! The numbers include some perennial Perez favorites – including "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", "In A Little Spanish Town", "Caballo Negro", "Mambo Jambo", and the legendary "Mambo Number 5". A nice way to get all of his best stuff on wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface and edge wear, light aging, seam splitting and initials in pen on the back.)

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SorrowsPink, Purple, Yellow, & Red – The Complete Sorrows (4CD set) ... CD
Pye/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 50.99
A much-needed complete look at The Sorrows – a UK group who cut a few key singles back in the 60s, but who evolved a lot in just a few short years – and recorded a lot more great music than most folks ever knew back in the day! The group first appeared with a catchy, harmonic sort of vibe – echoing the Brit Invasion sound of the mid 60s, but quickly moving into rougher, more garagey territory – then getting nicely trippy near the end of the 60s – while still holding on to the tightness and great ear for a song that got the group going! The subject matter gets wilder, the fuzz gets stronger, but the group's focus never wavers – nor does that of producer John Schroeder, the Brit sound library maestro who was also going through some great sonic changes at the time too. The package features a whopping 94 tracks in all – way more than we might have expected – along with a big booklet of notes on the group and their changes during this time – to support tracks from the album Take A Heart and Old Songs & New Songs, plus a wealth of rare singles and b-sides, an unreleased demo album, a rare live set, and even some obscure unreleased tracks and European recordings too! CD

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WigwamDark Album (pink vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Love/Svart (Finland), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Wigwam maybe look a bit more like global rock stars on the cover here than on some of their previous albums, but they're still the same group we know and love – really honing their craft on this mid 70s set that preceded a breakup of the group! The group have an even more refined ear for a tune here – really working the lyrics with an incredible sense of charm, and an all-English approach that could have made this one break big on our side of the Atlantic – but which is maybe all that much more charming, given that the top-shelf act never really got the kind of radio play they deserved. There's still some wilder moments on the record from time to time, and the impeccable musicianship that allows these guys to do so much with just a few simple elements – on titles that include "Oh Marlene", "Cheap Evening Return", "Horace's Aborted Ripoff Scheme", "Helsinki Nights", "Vegetable Rumble", and "The Item Is The Totem". PLUS, this reissue features a full bonus record – the related Daemon Duncetan's Request, presented in the 1985 mispressing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on pink vinyl!)

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✨✧ Shocking BlueScorpio's Dance (180 gram pink vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Most folks only remember Shocking Blue for their one big chart hit – but the group's pretty darn fantastic all the way through, and do a fantastic job of mixing together late psych pop and some of the more compressed modes to come in European pop of the 70s – almost acting like a bridge between the two with a record like this! Lead singer Marisks Veres has almost a Grace Slick sort of fury to her style – a really bold lead on most tracks, and one that sounds equally great when harmonized with the male members of the group. The production is great, too – a way of compressing all the best bits together, while still keeping an edge – tight, but never slick – on titles that include "Demon Lover", "Scorpio's Dance", "Alaska Country", "Little Cooling Planet", "I Love Voodoo Music", and a version of "Sally Was A Good Old Girl". LP features four bonus tracks – "Hello Darkness", "Mighty Joe", "Pickin Tomatoes", and "Send Me A Postcard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight pink vinyl!)

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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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George DukeDukey Stick/Yeah, We Going ... 12-inch
Epic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
"Dukey Stick" is one of George's best from the later funk years, and it's a track that was a big sample for someone back in the day. (Was it De La Soul?) Served up here in an original 12" single, with a full 8 minute version of the cut! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a pink Disco Single sleeve, with printed Columbia Disco inner sleeve. Vinyl has a bit of vinyl run-off at the edge.)

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✨✧ Walter HortonFine Cuts ... LP
Blind Pig, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Features Big Walter Horton on vocals and harmonica – with Ron Levy on piano, John Nicholas on guitar, and Mark Kazanoff on sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing.)

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Little DragonNabuma Rubberband ... CD
Universal Republic, 2014. Used ... $3.99
Dreamy, soul-steeped avant pop sounds from Sweden's Little Dragon! The group has been delivering with atmospheric production, high quality songs, and timeless, genuine soul for long enough that we could consider them veterans by this point – and we're glad they continue to do their thing with fresh, distinctive style. Singer Yukimi Nagano is a big part of the appeal, and she really flourishes on this one – infusing the synth pop styled tracks and the more subtle mood pieces with an indispensable soulful integrity. Includes "Klapp Klapp", "Mirror", "Pretty Girls", "Underbart", "Car Rider", "Paris", "Lurad", "Nabuma Rubberband", "Only One", "Killing Me", "Pink Cloud" and "Let Go". CD

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OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below ... CD
LaFace, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously wrong – Speakerboxxx/Love Below is HUGE in every way, and both halves are great all the way through! If you were worried Big Boi's Speakerboxxx half would be lazy southern hip hop without Andre's freaky presence throughout, you can put those fears to rest right now. Speakerboxxx is a deeply soulful electro hopping pounder from front to back – every bit as innovative as Andre's half! Tracks include "Ghettomusick" (which features one of just two appearances by A3000 on the whole disc), "Bowtie" with Sleepy Brown, "Bust" with Killer Mike, "Church", "Tomb Of The Boom" with Konkrete, Big Gipp and Ludacris, "Flip Flop" with Jay-Z, "The Way You Move" and more. A lot of press has been given to the assumption that Andre 3000 has largely forsaken hip hop on his half (The Love Below) and has instead dived head first into cosmic future funk. Well, the rumors are true. There's lots of straight up jazz piano and horn bits on the Love Below, with Andre's half serious, half tongue-in-cheek romantic soul cabaret croon way over the top. It's steeped in the classic Outkast party vibe, but with lots of Sign Of The Times-era Prince (complete with androgynous distorted vocals), Parliament and Cameo thrown into the mix. Sick, energetic genius! Tracks include the deliriously great "Hey Ya!" single, "She Lives In My Lap", "Love Hater", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Roses", "Good Day, Good Sir", "Behold A Lady", "Pink And Blue", "Spread", "Dracula's Lady" with Kelis, and more. Who the hell knows what they can possibly do to surprise us after this – but wherever Andre 3000 and Big Boi go from here, they each have yet another classic in the discography! CD
(Cover art varies slightly, as slipcover is not included.)

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VariousMake More Noise – Women In Independent Music UK 1977 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CDs ... $36.99 51.99
A really great idea for a collection, and one that traces a really unique moment in time – that explosion of small indie labels on the UK scene during the early years of punk – a moment that opened the door for countless new waves of musical expression for years to come! Sure, the big labels recorded their share of girl rockers in the 70s – but it was up to labels like Rough Trade, Stiff, and many others to fully give under-discovered artists a role in the music – as you'll hear in this collection that starts with the earliest years of UK punk, and moves into some of the bigger names of the indie scene in the decade to come. As with other Cherry Red sets of this nature, the package is almost worth the price alone – a book-styled jacket with pages of notes on each of the artists within – to support a massive 4CD set list with 90 tracks by artists who include Margox, Cocteau Twins, Ova, Dolly Mixture, Amy & The Angels, X Ray Spex, Poison Girls, Androids Of Mu, Lene Lovich, Bright Girls, Toyah, Flatbackers, Lora Logic, Girlschool, The Slits, The Chefs, Au Pairs, Rip Rig & Panic, The Skodas, Darling Buds, Miaow, Primitives, Vaselines, Raincoats, We've Got A Fuzzbox, Strawberry Switchblade, Tracey Ullman, Pink Industry, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Small FacesOgden's Nut Gone Flake ... LP
Immediate, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Brit psychedelic rock albums of the late 60s – one that sounds incredible to this day! On Ogden's Nut Gone Flake the group really found a way to spin a heady, organ rich, drum heavy, and all around big sound into the structure of the 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 minute pop structure – with out sacrificing a bit of the bombast, or burying a genuine groove in superfluous noise cycles. Truly wonderful stuff – will listen to this more often than Sgt. Peppers in our lifetime! Tracks include "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", "Afterglow Of Your Love", "Long Ago And World's Apart", "Rene", "Lazy Sunday", "Rollin' Over", "The Journey", "Mad John", "Happydaystoytown" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pink label pressing with 1B matrix, etched on Side 1, stamped on Side 2, in the circular fold-out cover. NOTE – Cover has some waviness, light staining, small peel spots – due to moisture.)

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✨✧ VariousDark Side Of Disco – Vol 3 ... LP
DD, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wow – we knew disco had its dark side, but we never could have imagined it was this dark – three volumes deep! This third installment in the series keeps up with the disco not disco feel of the first two, featuring seminal electro, new wave and dance rock tracks in their full 12" versions. 11 numbers in all, reminding you that no matter what the mainstream view of the 80s is, there's more than a few gems still to be heard from the era, including "Big Man Restless (original extended version)" by Kissing The Pink, "Seedy Films" by Soft Cell, "Big Business (dance mix)" by David Byrne, "The Record Keeps Playing (12'' version)" by Indeep, "Voices Inside My Head (Superministry 8am rulin mix)" by the Police, "Lorelei (inst long)" by the Tom Tom Club, "Fashion (12'' long version)" by David Bowie, "Erase You (puppy to your side 12'' edit)" by ESG and "Waiting For A Train (inst dub)" by Moonbase. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les BaxterBarbarian ... LP
American International, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure one from the great Les Baxter – his soundtrack for the film Goliath & The Barbarians, which looks like a b-grade thriller on the level of Jason & The Argonauts! Les mixes exotic touches with fuller orchestrations – a bit in the blood-and-sandals style of the time – and the tracks have sort of a "sabre dance" quality to them, with lots of dancing strings that flare up nicely – next to some moodier moments that recall some of Baxter's other exotica music too. Titles include "Ride Of The Barbarians", "Fire Dance", "Rape Of The Village", and "Barbarian Games", which is subtitled "Noisy Village", perhaps a reference to Les' big hit "Quiet Village". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label stereo pressing. Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has split seams held with pieces of clear tape, splitting in the spine, a Stereo sticker, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below (4LP set) ... LP
LaFace, 2003. New Copy 4LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously wrong – Speakerboxxx/Love Below is HUGE in every way, and both halves are great all the way through! If you were worried Big Boi's Speakerboxxx half would be lazy southern hip hop without Andre's freaky presence throughout, you can put those fears to rest right now. Speakerboxxx is a deeply soulful electro hopping pounder from front to back – every bit as innovative as Andre's half! Tracks include "Ghettomusick" (which features one of just two appearances by A3000 on the whole disc), "Bowtie" with Sleepy Brown, "Bust" with Killer Mike, "Church", "Tomb Of The Boom" with Konkrete, Big Gipp and Ludacris, "Flip Flop" with Jay-Z, "The Way You Move" and more. A lot of press has been given to the assumption that Andre 3000 has largely forsaken hip hop on his half (The Love Below) and has instead dived head first into cosmic future funk. Well, the rumors are true. There's lots of straight up jazz piano and horn bits on the Love Below, with Andre's half serious, half tongue-in-cheek romantic soul cabaret croon way over the top. It's steeped in the classic Outkast party vibe, but with lots of Sign Of The Times-era Prince (complete with androgynous distorted vocals), Parliament and Cameo thrown into the mix. Sick, energetic genius! Tracks include the deliriously great "Hey Ya!" single, "She Lives In My Lap", "Love Hater", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Roses", "Good Day, Good Sir", "Behold A Lady", "Pink And Blue", "Spread", "Dracula's Lady" with Kelis, and more. Who the hell knows what they can possibly do to surprise us after this – but wherever Andre 3000 and Big Boi go from here, they each have yet another classic in the discography! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Speakerboxxx/The Love Below ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross (Japanese SHM-SACD pressing) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-SACD only pressing. For SACD players only!!!)
Also available Northern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP 29.99
 
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TikaAnywhere But Here (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Next Door, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 24.99
This isn't the first record by Canadian soul singer Tika, but it is the one that may well put her over the top – and gain her a much bigger following in the US as well! At some level, the set's a very old school batch of female soul – with a mellow vibe that's got lots of 80s instrumental touches around the edges, but with a more contemporary spirit in the lyricism that shows the ever-evolving sensitivity of the singer. Most tracks move with this slow, almost brooding sort of energy that really fits Tika's presentation – and titles include "Unless UR Mine", "Ishmil", "Walking Disaster", "Sideways", "Soothing Love", "Human Heart", "Bless Me Down", and "Interstellar Vibes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition translucent pink vinyl pressing!)
Also available Anywhere But Here ... CD 4.99

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George & Ira Gershwin/Fred Astaire/Audrey HepburnFunny Face ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strangest moments of success in the early years of Verve Records – and one of the label's few soundtracks too! The album's one that cleverly combines the core Verve jazz approach with some larger orchestrations by Adolph Deutsche – in a set of tunes based around the compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, used in a new catalog musical that starred Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson! The link to the music of the Gershwins is right up there with the important Songbook projects Verve was doing at the time – and of course, Fred Astaire recorded some great material for the label in the 50s too – reminding the world that he could be a pretty great singer when he wanted, even away from film. Fred's maybe the biggest attraction here, as are some of the new tunes added in by Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe – and titles include "Funny Face", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Clap Yo Hands", "S'Wonderful", "Think Pink", "Bonjour Paris", "Let's Kiss & Make Up", and "He Loves & She Loves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing on Stet/DRG in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Bruno MacDonaldGreatest Albums You'll Never Hear – Unreleased Records By The World's Greatest Musicians (hardcover) ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 28.00
A really cool look at albums that never happened – planned projects that were almost produced, but which fell apart at some point in the creative process – leading to a surprisingly large legacy of lost albums by some of rock music's biggest stars! Sure, everyone knows a few of these – like The Beach Boys' Smile – but this book opens the door to lots lots more – including projects by The Kinks, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Madonna, The Sex Pistols, Beastie Boys, and many more. Best of all, the book presents the albums almost as if they actually existed – in short sections within larger chapters that each feature an imagined cover, projected release dates, and a short section that tells the story of the record – which often features a "what happened next" sidebar to show where the creative process landed. The great presentation really helps illuminate the material – and the book is 256 pages, in color throughout. Book

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VariousBreakthrough – The Underground Sounds Of 1971 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99 51.99
British music breaking through – served up here in a set of sounds that really reflect the massive musical year of 1971! As you might guess from the "underground" in the title, the collection's a bit one-sided – as it's not out to document the hits of the time, but instead the work that was bubbling under and having such a huge impact on the world – even if some of these artists never saw the fame they deserved, or were a few years away from bigger success with the tracks on the set! The package is heavy on work from the psych-into-prog years – much of which never falls into the excesses of either – and there's also a few hard rockers, some jazzier bits, and lots more surprises along the way – served up in a set list of 52 tracks by artists who include Keef Hartley, Jade Warrior, Pink Fairies, Procol Harum, Family, Samurai, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nucleus, Yes, Status Quo, Cressida, BB Blunder, Beggars Opera, Pretty Things, Spring, Hawkwind, Audience, Atomic Rooster, Patto, Caravan, John Martyn, Peter Hammill, and many others. CD

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VariousPetal Pushers ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
A really unusual collection of rare rock work on Chess Records – not the label's big names, but instead a variety of tracks by The Bystanders, Traffic Jam, Sounds Around, Ali Ben Dhown, Pinkerton's Colours, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label promo. Cover has some surface and edge wear.)
 
 
 



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