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George ColemanBongo Joe ... CD
Arhoolie, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A record that sounds unlike anything else we can think of – a set that features raw, raspy vocals from George Coleman – sung over his own highly percussive work on a garbage can! The style is tremendous – hardly the gimmicky one you might expect, and a really darkly brooding sort of approach that's really unique – echoey metal lines that spin out with surprising melodic touches, recorded in ways that allow for lots of echo and reverb – while George's vocals are upfront in the mix, captured with a really intimate quality. The whole thing is incredible – one of those albums that makes digging up records so worthwhile – a real one-of-a-kind recording! Titles include "Transistor Radio", "Dog Eat Dog", "I Wish I Could Sing", "Innocent Little Doggy", and "Cool It". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Sir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
GSF/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – even back in the 70s! But unlike so many other "rare-but-not great" funk albums, this one's a killer – with a hard funky wah wah sound that we'd rank up there with James Brown's best work on Polydor from the early 70s, and which should have made Joe a millionaire, not a lost legend of soul music. The band is sharp as a knife – with hard drums, tight bass, and some simply amazing guitar riffing. But the best part is Joe – as his vocals are hard and emotional, with just the right touches of righteousness to carry off the album's political messages, but not too much as to spoil the party that the band's having in the background! Every single track is a winner, and if we were ever to make a list of the top five funk albums to own, this one would be on it! Titles include "The Way They Do My Life", "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind", "The Trouble With Trouble", "Give Me Back My Freedom", "Live Like Brothers", and "Find Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 UK Record Store Day Release.)

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt Ferguson – recorded mostly at his home, on cassette, over the space of many years in which Ferguson was growing in international fame, even while never leaving the space of his island. Recording quality is nice and raw – of the sort you'd be more likely to hear from rural Mississippi or Georgia bluesmen in some 60s ethnographic project – and the guitar phrasing is as biting as Walter's delivery of the lyrics. Titles on this second volume include "Not A Pugilist", "Roberto Tour", "You Cannot Bathe A Puss", "Hoorah For Paula", "Lock Me Up Neighbour", "One Pants Tearing Off", "Gal Must Be Take Me For A Fool", and "All Going Up To Glory". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pedro LimaMaguidala (with bonus download) ... LP
Iefe Discos/Bongo Joe (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Beautiful work from singer Pedro Lima – an artist who was part of the under-discovered scene in Sao Tome and Principe during the 80s – and who works here with great help from his backing band, Os Leonenses! The vibe here is almost a mix of West African modes and Caribbean styles – long tracks that have the guitars riffing to provide as much of the rhythms as the congas and drums – almost a variant of high life, but with some brighter touches overall, as the singer and group really relax and take their time with the tunes! Titles include "Sama Nanzale", "Maguidala", "Cxi Compa Sa Ca Batela", and "Lionensi Sa Tindadji". LP, Vinyl record album

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Malawian Madalitso are more of a duo than a band – Yobi Maligwa on babatoni and lead vocals, and Yosefe Kalenkeni on guitar and percussion – both working together with a beautiful sense of tightness and melody! The mix of stringed instruments is great – pulsating with an inherent sense of rhythm that only gets better once the vocals come into play, especially when Yosefe harmonizes along with the lead. The sound is spare and timeless, yet also very vibrant as well – on titles that include "Naphiri", "Vina Vina Malawi", "Nambewe", "Wasalala", "Moyo Wa Lelo", "Chinakulaka", and "Mita". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD

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VariousSoul Sega Sa Vol 2– Indian Ocean Segas From The 70s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Amazing sounds from a scene we're just beginning to know – the sega music of the islands Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island – all located in a very unique cultural cross-current in the Indian Ocean! The music here is often relatively spare and rootsy – guitars that are amplified, but with the rawness of early electric blues – matched by percussion that's stark, and often moving in rhythms that are relatively laidback – so that the snakier elements in the guitars and vocals are able to slide and move over the top in really seductively open ways! There's also occasional keyboards and other instrumental touches – the modes of the tracks here are relatively varied, but still really work well together – and as with the first volume, the whole thing's a huge musical discovery that's really opened up our ears. Titles include "Pas Bisin Batte Li" by Harold Berty, "Assez Pleure" by Los Fantasios, "Fair L'Amour Pas La Guerre" by Jean Claude Gaspard, "Zanguille 4 Coleurs" by Michelle Admette, "To Crier La Misere" by Claudio, "Trouloulou" by George Armel, "A Cause Sa Cyclone La" by Serge Lebrasse, and "Malheur L'Arac" by John Wirtz. CD
Also available Soul Sega Sa Vol 2– Indian Ocean Segas From The 70s ... LP 18.99

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VariousSoul Sega Sa Vol 2– Indian Ocean Segas From The 70s ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing sounds from a scene we're just beginning to know – the sega music of the islands Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island – all located in a very unique cultural cross-current in the Indian Ocean! The music here is often relatively spare and rootsy – guitars that are amplified, but with the rawness of early electric blues – matched by percussion that's stark, and often moving in rhythms that are relatively laidback – so that the snakier elements in the guitars and vocals are able to slide and move over the top in really seductively open ways! There's also occasional keyboards and other instrumental touches – the modes of the tracks here are relatively varied, but still really work well together – and as with the first volume, the whole thing's a huge musical discovery that's really opened up our ears. Titles include "Pas Bisin Batte Li" by Harold Berty, "Assez Pleure" by Los Fantasios, "Fair L'Amour Pas La Guerre" by Jean Claude Gaspard, "Zanguille 4 Coleurs" by Michelle Admette, "To Crier La Misere" by Claudio, "Trouloulou" by George Armel, "A Cause Sa Cyclone La" by Serge Lebrasse, and "Malheur L'Arac" by John Wirtz. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Sega Sa Vol 2– Indian Ocean Segas From The 70s ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD 19.99
 
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VariousCoolsville Vol 2 – Ten Inches Of Mean Sleaze & Kookie Far Out Bongo Blasters (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Hipster sounds from the pre-hippie years – tracks that were either recorded by beatniks, or which have a very cool beat-themed style to them – all pulled together from a range of rare recordings at the end of the 50s and the start of the 60s! The sound here is maybe what you'd guess from the very groovy cover – a bit of jazz, and a bit of wit as well – tunes that poke a bit of fun at the intellectual underground, especially as it collides with the more mainstream sound of rock and roll – served up here on a dozen fab platters that sound even better in the company of each other! The album's divided up into a "mean side" and "bongo beatin side" – and titles include "Jet Black" by The Shadows, "Bongo Beating Beatnik" by Joe Hall & The Corvettes, "Goatee" by Joey Warren, "Theme From Von Hutch" by Jerry Madison & The Spacemen, "The Toast" by The Champs, "Money Money" by Benny Joy, "Gargantua" by Piltdown Men, and "Back Beat No 1" by The Rondels. LP, Vinyl record album

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GalacticRuckus ... CD
Sanctuary, 2003. Used ... $7.99
Galactic get some heavy production from Dan The Automator – really chunking up their groove with lots of bass on the bottom and plenty of low-end sounds! The approach isn't really hip hop, but it does give the group's homegrown funk approach a sound that fits more closely next to modern sample records in the crates – but the real appeal of the record is the way it manages to do this while still holding a lot of appeal for fans of instrumental funk. Titles include "The Moil", "Bongo Joe", "Bittersweet", "Doomed", "The Beast", "Kid Kenner", and "Uptown Odyssey". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsAfro Kadabra Caribbean Suite – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 2 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1953. Used ... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Kenny Graham – maybe the only musician on the London scene of the postwar years who could take on Latin music, and make it sound as sharp as work from the other side of the Atlantic! Graham's working here with his amazing Afro-Cubists group – an ensemble filled with the best modern players British jazz had to offer at the time – with tenor work from Graham, Derek Humble, and Peter King – plus Phil Seamen on drums, Joe Hunter on trumpet, and Roy Plummer on guitar! The arrangements are wonderful – heavy on percussion, but equally weighted to the vivid work on horns – and titles include "Jump For Joe", "Afro Kadabra", "Bongo Chant", "Saga Boy", "Dance Of The Zombies", "Wha Huppin Sah", "Tempo Medio Lento", and "Hatian Ritual". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousAll Back To Crampsville – Crate Digging In The Basement With Lux & Ivy ... LP
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Nicely nasty tunes from the generation that inspired the music of The Cramps – that massive underworld of 45rpm and 78rpm singles in the 50s and early 60s – recorded at a time when just about anything was fair game to capture in the studio! The styles here vary as much as the huge selection of tracks on the set – which features 38 rare singles you'll likely not find otherwise, all put together with a wonderful sense of surprise that really keeps things interesting all the way through! This vinyl set brings together some of the best bits from the CD series on Righteous – with titles that include "Blah" by Sidney & The Chimps, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Love Me" by The Phantom, "Hot Rod Rock" by Ed Byrnes, "Jungle Rock" by Hank Mizell, "She's My Witch" by Kip Tyler, "Short Shorts" by The Four Winds & Their Teenage Friends, "Bongo Beatin Beatnik" by Joe Hall & The Corvettes, "Swamp Girl" by Kay Martin, "Shombolar" by Sherriff & the Revels, "Savage Girl" by Felix & His Fabulous Cats, "Trickle Trickle" by The Videos, "Proof Of Your Love" by Jackie Cannon, "Masai Rumble" by Harry Coons & Richard Campbell, and "Shook Shake" by Ken Davis. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTrojan Reggae Brothers (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
Another fine, fine installment in the Trojan series of budget priced 3 CD boxes! The theme this go 'round is male vocalists, and they've pulled 50 of the best tracks from their deep vaults, including Hopeton Lewis "Let Me Come On Home", Desmond Dekker "Foo Man Chu", Errol Dunkley "The Prodigal Returns", Boris Gardiner "A Groovy Kind Of Love", Pat Kelly "The Twelfth Of Never", Ken Boothe "Mr Tambourine Man", Delroy Wilson "This Heart Of Mine", Stranger Cole "Give It To Me", Derrick Harriott "Laugh It Off", Glen Brown "Collie & Wine", Clancy Eccles "Uncle Joe", Jimmy Cliff "Dreaming", Slim Smith "What Kind Of Life", Joe Higgs "Captivity", Dave Barker "Loneliness", Alton Ellis "Room Full Of Tears", John Holt "Oh Girl", Freddie McGregor "He Needs Love", Horace Andy "Bimbo", Junior Byles "If You Don't Know Me By Now", Owen Gray "Natty Bongo", Cornell Campbell "I Will Never Change", Jackie Edwards "Ali Baba", Junior Murvin "Bad Weed" and Gregory Isaacs "Handcuff". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... $14.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD
(Out of print, light edgewear to slipcover.)

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Joe PassSounds Of Synanon ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Sealed ... $19.99
A landmark record in the west coast jazz scene – not only for the music, but for its understanding of addiction on the scene! The album brings together a set of jazz players currently spending their time at Synanon – the Santa Monica-based program of drug rehabilitation that was working some incredible magic with longtime addicts in the early 60s. Synanon had been a temporary home to more than a few great players over the years, and this set brings together some of its lesser-known residents – one of whom was guitarist Joe Pass, who would rise from the session as a real success, and go onto record heavily after this record. The rest of the group includes Dave Allan on trumpet, Ronald Clark on bass, Arnold Ross on piano, Candy Latson on bongos, Bill Crawford on drums, and Greg Dykes on baritone sax. Tracks are pretty long, and more solo based than the usual Pacific Jazz sides – and titles include "CED", "Aaron's Song", "Projections", "Stay Loose", "Hang Tough", and "Last Call For Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeBasin Street East Proudly Presents Peggy Lee (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Peggy Lee's at Basin Street, but the set's an upbeat, swinging date that's right up there with her studio work for Capitol in the 60s! The album's billed as an "after hours" performance – and it's definitely got the relaxed feel to live up to that promise – a feel that's more small combo jazzy than other Lee work of the period, although it's still got that upbeat punch we love from the Capitol years. The group is directed by Joe Harnell, who also plays piano – and other members include Bob Donovan on flute, Willie Thomas and Phil Sunkel on trumpets, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Chino Pozo on congas and bongos. Titles inlcude "I Got A Man", "The Second Time Around", "Fever", "Moments Like This", "Day In Day Out", and "Them There Eyes". CD also features a bonus track – "Call Me Darling". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeWoman Talk – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A rock-solid swinger from the great Carmen McRae – working here in a live setting with a very cool combo! The group's more than just a trio – although it is grounded by excellent piano work from Norman Simmons – and the record features nice use of flute from Ray Bernstein, guitar from Joe Puma, and bongos from Jose Mangual – all of whom bring some additional instrumental flourishes that work perfectly with that amazing range that McRae was exploring in the 60s – a way of moving past some of the more traditional (but still great) recordings of the late 50s, to find a voice in her style that's almost conversational at times, and extremely powerful without ever overstating itself. The subtlety of Carmen's genius is something that still blows us away after all these years – and it definitely comes through here, on titles that include "Woman Talk", "Kick Off Your Shoes", "Run Run Run", "Look At That Face", "Feelin Good", and "The Sweetest Sounds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "I Wish I Were In Love Again".)

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✨✧ Manny AlbamBrass On Fire ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Older standards, souped up nicely by Manny Albam – played by a group with Bob Brookmeyer and Eddie Bert on trombones, Ernie Royal and Joe Newman on trumpets, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ted Sommer on bongos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining along the seams.)
 
 
 



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