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Black DiamondA Held Space ... CD
Woolgathering, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
The duo of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond – the former of whom plays tenor, alto, clarinet, and other small instruments – the latter on tenor, clarinet, and some very cool percussion elements too! All the music here is improvised, recorded over a marathon five hour session, then stripped down to the essence of the recordings – presented here with no overdubs, but a fantastic sense of sound throughout – very organic, and in a way that's different than most other free improvised music of this nature. At times, the duo almost echo the sense of space that we live in Jimmy Giuffre's more free-thinking material – and titles include "Sea Change", "Curio", "Son Of The Cricket Caller", "Adanab", "The Long Arc", and "Brothers Arm In Arm". CD

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✨✧ Black DiamondA Held Space ... LP
Woolgathering, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The duo of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond – the former of whom plays tenor, alto, clarinet, and other small instruments – the latter on tenor, clarinet, and some very cool percussion elements too! All the music here is improvised, recorded over a marathon five hour session, then stripped down to the essence of the recordings – presented here with no overdubs, but a fantastic sense of sound throughout – very organic, and in a way that's different than most other free improvised music of this nature. At times, the duo almost echo the sense of space that we live in Jimmy Giuffre's more free-thinking material – and titles include "Sea Change", "Curio", "Son Of The Cricket Caller", "Adanab", "The Long Arc", and "Brothers Arm In Arm". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A Held Space ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Maureen MahonBlack Diamond Queens – African American Women & Rock & Roll ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best books we've ever seen to look at the role of black women in American music – a huge volume that's meticulously researched, beautifully presented, and which ties together different strands of sounds and performers to support a very powerful thesis! That's an image of Tina Turner on the front cover – and it sets the stage for the book's presentation of key figures that include Betty Davis, Lavern Baker, Big Mama Thornton, Labelle, Merry Clayton, and a number of others – all delivered in deep detail, with information from archival material, press coverage, interviews, and the recordings themselves. The softcover book is almost 400 pages, comes with some black and white images, and has a great section of notes at the back. Book
 
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✨✧ VariousFreedom [Theme From Panther] (Dallas' dirty half dozen mix, clean, Diamond D's crystal mix, black bag mix) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1995. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
From the Panther movie soundtrack, by BWU (Black Women United) featuring Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Nefertiti, Salt-N-Pepa, Patra, Me'Shell Ndegeocello. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D)Gotham ... CD
Dymond Mine, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A great collaboration between Talib Kweli and Diamond D – dedicated to the city that first gave the world hip hop, and which is still on top of the game with work like this! There's a great old school vibe to the set – not early 80s old school, but the sort of special, distinct quality of the sorts of cuts you might have caught listening to NYC hip hop radio back in the day – maybe Stretch & Bobbito, as they'd drop the kind of cut that made you wake up, start the tape deck, and be glad you had your ears open! The set features guest work from Busta Rhymes, John Forte, Skyzoo, and Nir'e Alldai – and titles include "Olympic", "The Quiet One", "Attention Span", "Chillin While Black", "The Fold", "I'll Tell Ya Lata", and "Pick Your Head Up". CD

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✨✧ Dudu PukwanaDiamond Express (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a rare few albums cut as a leader by reedman Dudu Pukwana – maybe best known for his role in the South African jazz group The Blue Notes, and an undeniable force on the London scene in the late 60s and early 70s! This special set is a great merging of both worlds – as Pukwana works here with older partners Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Louis Moholo on drums – but also gets help at times from other players of the London underground – Elton Dean on saxello, Nick Evans on trombone, and Keith Tippett on piano! But perhaps the two key players here are Lucky Ranko on guitar and Ernest Mothole on electric bass – both of whom provide a pulsing rhythm that brings more of a South African sense of groove to the music than some of Dudu's other more freely-improvised material with his famous group. Frank Roberts warms things up with some great work on keyboards too – and there's a definite South Africa via London vibe going on here – on titles that include "Madodana", "Diamond Express", "Tete & Barbs In My Mind", and "Ubaqile". PLUS, this 2CD version features a whole unreleased album recorded around the same time – a date that features more tracks from the group with Moholo, Fezi, Evans, Dean, and Tippett – on titles that include "Hidden Spirits", "Black Horse", "Blue Nick", "Blessing Light", and "Ducking Darkness". CD

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✨✧ Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D)Gotham ... LP
Dymond Mine, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collaboration between Talib Kweli and Diamond D – dedicated to the city that first gave the world hip hop, and which is still on top of the game with work like this! There's a great old school vibe to the set – not early 80s old school, but the sort of special, distinct quality of the sorts of cuts you might have caught listening to NYC hip hop radio back in the day – maybe Stretch & Bobbito, as they'd drop the kind of cut that made you wake up, start the tape deck, and be glad you had your ears open! The set features guest work from Busta Rhymes, John Forte, Skyzoo, and Nir'e Alldai – and titles include "Olympic", "The Quiet One", "Attention Span", "Chillin While Black", "The Fold", "I'll Tell Ya Lata", and "Pick Your Head Up". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gotham ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Roland KirkKirk's Works (Emarcy) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s/1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Cool 2LP collection of some of Roland Kirk's best stuff from his Mercury years, including a motherlode of tracks that are very very hard to find on LP! Tracks include "Reed & Deeds", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Where Monk & Mingus Live", "Get Out Of Town", "The Haunted Melody", "Between The Fourth & Fifth Step", "Black Diamond", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", "Raouf", and "No Tonic Pres". Very cool, very hard, and with loads of Roland's cool reed work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ ReplacementsLet It Be ... LP
Twin Tone/Rhino, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The masterpiece by one of the greatest, most sincere rock bands of all time! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's earlier years showing up on "We're Coming Out" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", and Westerberg's great heart-on-sleeve, ragged balladry appearing for the closers. Like the Meat Puppets and X, the 'Mats really found themselves after they shed the rigid rules of punk rock, and developed into something every bit as honest and heartfelt. They followed the rock songbook just enough to keep their work warm and familiar, but with way too huge and hard-pounding heart to ever seem even the least bit derivative. Hell, they even make Kiss's "Black Diamond" sound sincere! Other tracks include "Favorite Thing", "Androgynous", "Unsatisfied", "Seen Your Video", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Sixteen Blue" and "Answering Machine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ReplacementsLet It Be ... CD
Restless/Ryko, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The masterpiece by one of the greatest genuine rock bands of all time – finally remastered! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's earlier years showing up on "We're Coming Out" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", and Westerberg's great heart-on-sleeve, ragged balladry appearing for the closers. Like the Meat Puppets and X, the 'Mats really found themselves after they shed the rigid rules of punk rock, and developed into something every bit as genuine. They followed the rock songbook just enough to keep their work warm and familiar, but with way too huge and hard-pounding heart to ever seem even the least bit derivative. Hell, they even make Kiss's "Black Diamond" sound sincere! Other tracks include "Favorite Thing", "Androgynous", "Unsatisfied", "Seen Your Video", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Sixteen Blue" and "Answering Machine". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Let It Be ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – The Best Of Roy Brown ... CD
King/Rhino, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his King R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this CD! The folks at Rhino have done a good job of digging through Roy's work at King, pulling together 18 tracks that have a fierce Wynonnie Harris-ish sound to them – no surprise, as King often had Brown and Harris splitting "Battle Of The Blues" albums together! Tracks include "Black Diamond", "Mighty Might Man", "Rockin At Midnight", "Cadillac Baby", "Hard Luck Blues", "Bar Room Blues", "Big Town", "Gal From Kokomo", "Beautician Blues", and the original version of "Good Rockin Tonight", which is a lot rawer than you'd expect! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Iron MaidenNumber Of The Beast ... LP
Harvest, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The classic – with "Children Of The Damned", "The Prisoner", "22 Acadia Avenue", "Number Of The Beast", "Hallowed Be Thy Name", "Total Eclipse", and "Gangland". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Mastered By Capitol stamp/Wally etch. Cover has light wear and a name in marker on front. Label on Side 2 has a black diamond drawn in marker over Eddie's forehead.)
 
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✨✧ VariousGolden State Psychedelia ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
San Francisco is well-known as ground zero for the Summer Of Love – and the city gave us plenty of big bands that helped push the new sounds of the 60s firmly into the rock mainstream – but at the same time, the city also housed plenty of lesser-known acts and really experimental groups who were making some amazing sounds that never fully got their due! This set completely corrects that lack – by digging deep into the SF scene of the late 60s, and coming up with handfuls of fuzzy nuggets that show us that there's still plenty to discover from this ultra-rich moment in music – a time when there was so much greatness going down, even a collection like this only scratches the surface. And yet, that scratch is one hell of a treat – as the whole thing's filled with lots of unissued tracks from back in the day, rare singles, and lots more – all originally produced at Golden State Recorders, and documented here in some very well-done notes. Titles include "Blow Up" by The Goody Box, "Meditorium" by The Carnival, "Start Seeing" by The Short Yellow, "Sunday At The Lotus Parlor" by The Gants, "Chasing Rainbows" by The Bristol Boxkite, "Wet Chant" by The Immediate Family, "Daddy's Zoo" by The Tow Away Zone, "Black Diamonds" by Ticket Agents, "Speed" by Celestial Hysteria, "F*ck For Peace" by Magician, "Don't Worry Me" by The Seventh Dawn, and "My Kind Of People" by Just Slightly Richer. CD

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✨✧ VariousReggae Sunsplash 81 – A Tribute To Bob Marley ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a spirited document of this key moment of reggae explosion on the global scene – and titles include "Sound System" and "Ku Klux Klan" by Steep Pulse, "Plastic Smile" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Black Uhuru, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" by Sheila Hylton, "Soon Forward" by Gregory Isaacs, "1865" by Third World, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "If I Had The World" by Dennis Brown, "Belly Full" by Rita Marley & The I-Threes, and "Sugar Pie" by Melody Makers & The Wailers. CD

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✨✧ Mighty DiamondsDeeper Roots (Back To The Channel) ... CD
Virgin/Frontline (UK), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent side of the Diamonds' nice harmonies riding hard stepping rockers rhythms! The Diamonds were never shy about borrowing from the sounds that were hot in cities across the shores, like Detroit or Chicago, and they sound great over these driving cuts, which are served up in bonus dub versions! Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis, Chinna Smith and Gladdy Anderson deliver the goods with bubbling roots rock underneath, and Ernest Hoo Kim tastefully gives the rhythms a dub workout. Includes "Reality", "Blackman", "One Brother Short", "4000 Years", "Two By Two" and "Dreadlocks Time" and more – plus dub versions of each. 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Della ReeseDella Della Cha Cha Cha ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Della Reese gets a Latin twist – and result is one of her grooviest albums from the early days! Backings are arranged by OB Masingill, who does a good job of mixing RCA Latin modes with the soulful settings used on Della's straighter jazz records – balancing things out nicely so that the rhythms never overtake the vocals, leaving Reese right out front to direct the whole thing strongly! Della's got a bit more punch than usual in her singing – in a good way – and titles include "Let's Do It", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "Why Don't You Do Right", "Love For Sale", and "Come On A My House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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



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