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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra cool sansa, which is a similar thumb piano to the kalimba – amplified here in really great ways, and mixed with some moody, dark elements throughout! The music has much more of a 70s vintage than you'd guess from the dates on the record – thanks partly to the raw percussion, and very offbeat production – which sometimes is mellow, sometimes bursts out in these shocking waves of sound. Titles include "Sanza Tristesse", "Forest Nativity", "Sunny Crypt", "Ngoma Likembe", "Guinee", "Di Saegi", and "Binta Madiallo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernard EstardyBernard Estardy's Space Oddities 1970 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic sounds from an unsung French music hero – sonic genius Bernard Estardy, whose talents mostly lay behind the studio window, where he worked magic with some of the best French singers of the 60s through the 90s! Yet during that time, Estardy was also recording some very cool cuts of his own – sound library material that saw the light of day on one rare funky album, La Formule Du Baron – but which also includes all the lost gems that appear on this great collection too! The music here is both groovy and playful, experimental and funky – a bit like some of the more upbeat and catchy electronic work dune by Piero Umiliani in the 70s, but often with some of the French touches you might know in music from artists like Jean-Claude Vannier or Francois De Roubaix. Some of the later tunes have a nice dark current – similar to the Italian Cosmic electronic tracks – while other earlier numbers have some warmer funky 70s elements in place. Titles include "Phasing Round", Cha Tatch Ka", "Artifice Percussion", "Asiatic Dream", "Pussy Ring", "Emeute A Tokyo", "Coeur Polaire", "Gang Train", Angoisse Au Coeur", and "Marionettes Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri SalvadorHomme Studio ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
The title's a bit of a pun – that's "home studio", not homme studio – a reference to the fact that most of this work was recorded by 60s French pop star Henri Salvador in his own private studio – music that makes for some of the most interesting sounds in his career, at a time when Salvador had completely retreated from the mainstream! If you know Salvador's jazzy blend of island modes from the previous decade, you'll be stunned at what you hear here – as Henri's become a really cool, groovy, almost experimental talent – effortlessly blending together so many different strands of music to fit the mood of a tune, maybe a bit like Pierre Barouh over at Saravah – in the way he still stays tuneful, but is always willing to throw in some unusual elements and sounds! We've always loved Salvador's music, but have never heard any of these cuts before – a fantastic array that includes instrumentals and even a project for Disney too. Titles include "Hello Mickey", "Rock Star", "On L'A Dans L'Baba", "Kissinger Le Duc Tho", "J'Aime Tes Genoux", "Sex Man", "Siffler En Travaillant", "Pauvre Jesus Christ", "Le Bilan", and "Et Des Mandolines". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francis BebeyAfrican Electronic Music 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the bottom, which links some of these tracks to other styles of the time – even though some of the more unusual tunes here have these great electronic sounds that almost feel like they came from the late 70s German underground! The mix of modes is breathtaking – as if Moebius and Roedelius recorded with musicians from Lagos – shaking off the colder sounds of the Conny Plank side of the spectrum, to come up with a warm new style that's really unique! Titles include "La Condition Masculine", "Sahle", "The Coffee Cola Song", "Super Jingle", "Pygmy Love Song", "Agatha", "Catching Up", and "Divorce Pygmee". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – and a very nice package!)

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✨✧ VariousCha Cha Au Harem – Orientica France 1960 to 1964 (with bonus download) ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange mix of Latin rhythms and exotica modes – served up here on a set of recordings from early 60s France that we might not have heard otherwise! Grooves are often in the cha cha mode promised in the title, but other instrumentation is definitely "au harem" – exotic woodwind passages, Mid East percussion, vocal bits, and more – almost as if the modes of Les Baxter and Martin Denny had been moved to the ancient world of Asia Minor! The approach is great – often very much in the late 50s styles used by Capitol and Liberty Records in the US – and titles include "Ismaila" by Benny Benett, "Inch Allah" by Fred Adison, "Danse Du Sud" by Zina Nahid, "Mahomet De Tunis" by Ali Baba Et Son Ensemble, "Oriental Express" by Roger Morris, "El Mechoi" by Los Cangaceiros, "Danse L'Amour" by Staiffi Et Ses Mustafas, and "On M'Appelle L'Oriental" by Trio Joroca. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousWizzz Vol 2 – Psychorama Francais 1966 – 1970 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Freaky French grooves – a fantastic follow-up to the first Wizzz volume that we loved many years back – and like that great set, a huge batch of rare 60s gems you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere! The core rhythms are often rockish, but usually pretty funky too – a freaked-out, fuzzed-up batch of sounds that support some really great French language vocals – most of which are from the farther reaches of the late 60s generation of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. The package features a fair bit of great notes on the music – but in French, unfortunately – and titles include "Crazy Girl Crazy World" by Alain Boissanger, "KKK" by Serge Franklin, "Un Soir D'Ete" by Nelly Perrier, "Hallucinations" by Bruno Leys, "Dans Son Euphorie" by Chorus Reverendus, "Des Arbres De Fer" by Guy Skornik, "Je T'Aime Normal" by Jean Et Janet, and "J'Aime Ou J'Emm" by San Antonio. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sauveur MalliaSpace Oddities – Sauveur Mallia 1979 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet spacey grooves from Sauveur Mallia – the French electronic genius who was also the founder of the group Arpadys, who you might know from similarly spacey work of their own! The tracks here are all from a point when the European sound library scene was shedding some of the bigger orchestrations of the past, and going for leaner grooves that often just featured the work of one individual, like Mallia – heavy on keyboard lines and bubbling rhythms that also tie many of these tracks into the sound of the European clubs at the time – with a vibe that's not too different from Cerrone at his best! Most of the cuts here were originally done for the Telemusic label – not commercially available to the mainstream – and titles include "Supersmurf", "Exotic Guide", "Space People", "Electronic Africa", "Smurfissimo", "Synthetic Neutron", "All The Bass", and "African Break". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nino Nardini/Eddie Warner/Roger RogerStudio Ganaro – Space Oddities 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mad electronic sounds from a trio of older French studio talents – Nino Nardini, Eddie Warner, and Roger Roger – all sound library giants from a previous generation, working here in some sweet electric modes for the 70s! If there's one thing that seemed to mark the best sound library artists working in the European scene, it was a really forward-thinking style of work – an ambitious drive to always find new sounds, and new ways of expressing themselves – which led cats like Nardini, Warner, and Roger to move beyond previous jazz or string-based modes, and step into the world of the Moog, Arp, and other electronic sources of the 70s! This sweet collection brings together some of their best experiments from Studio Ganaro – tunes that are often every bit as charming and melodic as their 60s material, but also occasionally funky, too – with a groove that's totally great, and use of the new keyboard sounds at a level that's very tuneful, and way more than just knob-twiddling. Titles include "Pop Electronique No 1", "Devil's Anvil", "Tomorrow", "Minor Mind", "Pathetic Motion", "Expectation", "Frantique", "Poppy Chimes", "Beyond The Clouds", "Sound Industrial No 15", "Brutus Drums", "Tickling Shuffle", and "KO". CD

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✨✧ VariousChebran – French Boogie 1980 to 1985 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool sounds from the French scene of the post-disco years – music that reflects that growing embrace of boogie rhythms on European dancefloors, but in ways that are often inflected with new wave and electro soul styles too! The music here is leaner and a lot more creative than the bigger Euro disco modes of a few years before – and often has that criss-crossing of soul, funk, rock, and post-punk modes that played big on the downtown New York scene of the early 80s – that Danceteria mode you'd hear on Ze Records, 99 Records, or other hip imprints of the time – but delivered here in a batch of tracks that are a lot more obscure! The Born Bad label has already tipped us off to groovy French sounds from the 60s, and punk work of the 70s – and this package is another one of their culture-opening gems – with titles that include "Easy Life" by New Paradise, "Play Boy En Detresse" by Style, "A Mon Age Deja Fatique" by Pierre Edouard, "La Degaine" by Trigo & Friends, "La Fourmi" by Bianca, "Gerard Vincent Par Gerard Vincent" by Gerard Vincent, "Ma Vie Dans Un Bocal" by Ich, "Les Crabes" by Attache Case, "Miam Miam Goody Goody" by Henriette Coulouvrat, and "Qu'Est Ce Qu'Il A" by Krootchey. CD

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✨✧ Sauveur MalliaSpace Oddities – Sauveur Mallia 1979 to 1984 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet spacey grooves from Sauveur Mallia – the French electronic genius who was also the founder of the group Arpadys, who you might know from similarly spacey work of their own! The tracks here are all from a point when the European sound library scene was shedding some of the bigger orchestrations of the past, and going for leaner grooves that often just featured the work of one individual, like Mallia – heavy on keyboard lines and bubbling rhythms that also tie many of these tracks into the sound of the European clubs at the time – with a vibe that's not too different from Cerrone at his best! Most of the cuts here were originally done for the Telemusic label – not commercially available to the mainstream – and titles include "Supersmurf", "Exotic Guide", "Space People", "Electronic Africa", "Smurfissimo", "Synthetic Neutron", "All The Bass", and "African Break". CD

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✨✧ VariousWizzz Vol 4 – Psychorama Francais 1966 to 1974 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in one of our favorite-ever collections of groovy French music – a series that hasn't given the world many volumes over the past two decades, but only because the label really takes their time to come up with really unusual tunes! The tracks here move into a hinterland of French pop beyond Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, and Jane Birkin – work that's every bit as cool, often with a nice current of funk or psych influence, and filled with the kind of amazing instrumentation and production modes that make French work of this time stand out from so many other scenes! We've always loved this period, but have to admit that most of the tracks here are new to our ears – which is an even greater compliment to the collection – on a long set list that includes "Boeing" by Matty Kemer, "Bric A Brac" by Michel Handson, "Patatras Hola" by Richard Hertel, "Je T'Aime Trop" by Paul Dupret, "I Like Sex" by Alain Ricar, "Filles 2000" by Gilles Du Janeyrand, "Je Suis Jaloux" by Doukkali, "Sidi Bou" by KR Nagati, "Laisse Moi Medire Que Je T'Aime (part 1)" by Patrice Lamy, and "Le Grand Mechant Loup" by Francois Faray. CD
 
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FoundationsFoundations – The Pye Records As, Bs, & Eps ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Most folks know The Foundations for one big crossover hit that still gets a lot of oldies radio play – but the group have a heck of a lot more to offer than that, as you'll hear in this wonderful collection that not only features all their 7" single releases from the UK, but also includes later solo material from the group's lead singer, Clem Curtis! The group were initially a bunch of British lads inspired by the sound of Motown, and they hooked up with Curtis, a singer from Trinidad – who really gave them the sound they wanted in the lead, and helped further the important identity of the group as a mixed-race act. Their sound is wonderfully tight – kind of a small group take on the larger studio majesty of Detroit soul – but with some nice British touches too, and a great sense of songwriting that gave the group plenty of original material along the way – a good deal of which you'll hear on this set. The 2CD package features 39 single tracks by The Foundations – including "Back On My Feet Again", "Come On Back To Me", "I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving", "Am I Grooving You", "New Direction", "Jerking The Dog", "Baby Now That I've Found You", "In The Bad Bad Old Days", "Born To Live Born To Die", "Solomon Grundy", "Till Night Brought Day", "Waiting On The Shores Of Nowhere", and "Build Me Up Buttercup". Also includes mid 70s solo work by Clem Curtis – five more tracks that include "Point Of No Return", "Time Alone Will Tell", "Mountain Over The Hill", and "I've Never Found A Girl". CD

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VariousOne Way Glass – Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz, & Funky Folk 1968 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
One of the coolest collections of grooves you might ever hope to own – a batch of tracks that come from the unlikely prog underground in the UK – but which are full of heavy basslines, riffing guitars, and funky drums! A few years earlier, the UK scene was in love with American soul and blues – which came through in famous straighter recordings of those modes overseas – but by the time of these tracks, the scene had really found its own vibe – stretching out in ways that were famously filled-out, yet still influenced strongly by more soulful modes in all the right ways! The result is a wonderful blend of soaring instrumentation, sometimes trippy production, and very groovy rhythms – sort of the hybrid that you were getting in America by groups like Chicago or Santana, but served up here by some much more obscure underground acts. The 3CD set is a fantastic overview of this wonderful moment – and features 58 tracks, along with a big booklet of notes. Titles include "The Bitch" by Gasoline Band, "Somethin You Got" by Second Hand, "Home Is Where I Belong" by Quicksand, "He's Gonna Step On You Again" by John Kongos, "Bad Times" by Paladin, "Travelling Like A Gypsy" by Hanson, "I'm A Thief" by Juicy Lucy, "So Many People" by Skin Alley, "3D Mona Lisa" by Paul Brett Sage, "One Way Glass" by Trifle, "Wake Up My Children" by Siren, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Curtis Knight Zeus, "Drinking My Wine" by Hardin & York, "Little Message" by Jody Grind, "Eyeballs" by Blue Mink, "Celebration" by Chillum, "Weren't Born A Man" by Dana Gillespie, "I Saw An Angel" by Pentangle, "Libel" by Hard Stuff, "Pigs Foot" by Pesky Gee, "I'm A Man" by The Web, and "Indian Rope Man" by Noir. CD

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✨✧ John FogertyLong Road Home – Ulimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection ... CD
Geffen/Concord, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Born On The Bayou", "Bad Moon Rising", "Centerfield", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Rambunctious Boy", "Fortunate Son", "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "Up Around The Bend", "Almost Saturday Night (Live)", "Down On The Corner", "Bootleg (Live)", "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?", "Sweet Hitch-Hiker", "Hey Tonight (Live)", "The Old Man Down The Road", "Rockin' All Over The World (Live)", "Lodi", "Keep On Chooglin' (Live)", "Green River", "Deja Vu (All Over Again)", "Run Through The Jungle", "Hot Rod Heart", "Travelin' Band", "Proud Mary", and Fortunate Son (Live)". CD

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✨✧ VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African sources that never got any exposure over here back in the day – records from Zambia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe – all brought together in a massive collection that's filled with heavy guitar work, and a fair bit of monstrous basslines too – which gives some of these tracks a slightly funky current at the bottom, even while the guitars and vocals are tripping out up top! The collection's a great complement to some of the Zamrock reissues from Now Again in recent years – and titles include "The Bad Will Die" by Keith Mlevhu, "Can't You Hear Me" by Paul Ngozi, "Black Power" by Peace, "Mad Man" by Born Free, "Breakthrough" by Funkees, "Few Bena Zambia" by Revolutions, "Come Home" by Wells Fargo, "Amanaz" by Amanaz, "Don't Take Me For A Ride" by Founders, "Like A Chicken" by Witch, and "Making Life Out Of Music" by Eye Q. Also includes the reworked "No Time (Pilooski edit)" by Witch. CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – 20 Original Classics ... CD
Spectrum (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as the set brings together 20 classic tracks from the UK Northern Soul scene – all singles that were born in America, but found a much bigger place overseas – where decades of British soul fans elevated these tracks to the stuff of legend! There's a no-nonsense approach that makes the set great – with an especially strong focus on sounds from Detroit – on titles that include "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" by Frank Wilson, "Live It Up" by Dusty Springfield, "There's A Ghost In My House" by R Dean Taylor, "Can't Satisfy" by The Impressions, "Why Why Why" by Mill Evans, "I Got The Fever" by The Prophets, "Stormy" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "It's All Up To You" by The Dells, "Soul Self Satisfaction" by Earl Jackson, "Nothing But A Heartache" by The Flirtations, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "I Surrender" by Eddie Holman, "Love's Gone Bad" by Chris Clark, "Let's Wade In The Water" by Marlena Shaw, "Landslide" by Tony Clarke, "Suspicion" by The Originals, "Love Runs Out" by Willie Hutch, and "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. CD

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✨✧ BlundettoGood Good Things ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements – sounding even better here than on any previous records! Blundetto works with production help from Blackjoy – in a mode that might have been born in hip hop studio techniques, but which here has much more of a French post-colonial vibe – wrapping together different global elements, soulful expressions, and jazzy flourishes with effortless ease – into a style that's completely his own overall. Titles include "Fly High", "Pais Azucar", "Barcelona", "Sunday In The Club", "Feel The Cold", "Bingi", "Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta", "Antiguas", and "Mo'Dinero". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul Butterfield Blues BandLive At Woodstock ... LP
Run Out Groove, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Paul Butterfield takes the stage at the legendary Woodstock Festival – working here with a great version of his group, with Buzzy Feiten on guitar, Roc Hicks on bass, Ted Harris on keyboards, and Phillip Wilson on drums – plus a tight horn section that also features a young David Sanborn on alto! Tracks are long, and full of energy – and the set is bracketed by comments from Chip Monck – with tunes that include "Love March", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", "All In A Day", "Morning Sunrise", "No Amount Of Loving", "Born Under A Bad Sign", and "Driftin & Driftin". First-ever full release of the show on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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✨✧ BlundettoGood Good Things ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements – sounding even better here than on any previous records! Blundetto works with production help from Blackjoy – in a mode that might have been born in hip hop studio techniques, but which here has much more of a French post-colonial vibe – wrapping together different global elements, soulful expressions, and jazzy flourishes with effortless ease – into a style that's completely his own overall. Titles include "Fly High", "Pais Azucar", "Barcelona", "Sunday In The Club", "Feel The Cold", "Bingi", "Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta", "Antiguas", and "Mo'Dinero". CD
 
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Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Cover has a cut-out notch and light wear.)

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VariousLet The Electric Children Play – The Underground Story Of Transatlantic Records 1968 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
A very cool look at the freakiest years of the legendary Transatlantic Records label – an important British imprint that was essential to blues and folk in the late 60s, but which also released some much trippier material too! The music here is a frenetic blend of jazz, folk, prog, and some surprisingly funky modes at times – a really fresh, freewheeling assemblage of different musical elements by a younger generation of musicians who were neither slavish to their influences, nor willing to let anyone hold back their creativity! Bigger names on the Transatlantic label have gotten huge rediscovery in recent years, but many of the artists here are much more obscure – brought together beautifully, along with a big booklet of notes that really gets at the diversity of the music. Titles include "Norwegian Wood" and "II BS" by Circus, "We Can Swing Together" and "Obadiah's Grave" by Alan Hull, "Metamorphosis" and "Billy The Monster" by The Deviants, "Paint It Black" and "We've Had It" by Jody Grind, "Skin Valley Serenade" by Skin Alley, "Criminal World" by Metro, "Mendle" by Mr Fox, "Don't Ever Give Up Trying" by Unicorn, "Mice & Rats In The Loft" by Jan Dukes De Grey, "Born To Be Free" by Marsupilami, "All In Your Mind" by Stray, "Tear Down The Wall" by Peter Bardens, "A Distant Thought A Point Of Light" by CMU, "Shelter" by Renia, "Opening Move" by Gryphon, "Journey's End" by Decameron, "Saturday Round About Sunday (single version)" by The Humblebums, and "Mona" by Mick Farren. 49 tracks in all! CD

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VariousTea & Sympathy – The English Baroque Sound 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great document of a really cool moment in British pop – a time when the music eschwed guitars in favor of strings and larger arrangements – not in the sweet style that American singers were using at the start of the 60s, but a much darker mode that paved the way for even more complex music to come in the 70s! The arrangements here are complex, yet still very tuneful and groovy – and maybe some of the best easy comparisons might be the music of the Left Banke here in the US, or the way that strings were used to great effect in the music of Nick Drake. As always with Ace Records, the presentation is wonderful, with plenty of notes and a superb set list of 22 tracks that include "Please Believe Me" by Nirvana, "Say You Don't Mind" by Colin Blunstone, "Pictures" by Ray Brooks, "Off To Find A New Land" by Lea Nixon, "Alice" by Jon Plum, "When The City Sleeps" by Bombadil, "Mary Jane" by Erasmus Chorum, "Shapes & Shadows" by Tandem, "Forever Autumn" by Virgrass & Osborne, "The Sevent Hour" by Gordon Waller, "Very Well" by Les Payne, "You're Lovely" by Sunchariot, "Coathanger" by Clifford T Ward, and "Lifetime" by The Bliss. CD

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✨✧ Isaac HayesDouble Feature (Truck Turner/Tough Guys) ... CD
Stax, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 massive Isaac Hayes soundtracks in one set – both from the magical cinematic year of 1974! Truck Turner is a hard and heavy soundtrack that we like even more than his classic work on Shaft! Unlike Shaft, Ike actually starred in the film Truck Turner – which may be one reason why he brought his full game to the table for the record – and scored a batch of badass tunes that still stand with some of the best funky soundtrack work of the 70s! The rhythm's especially hard on the best cuts – really crackling with a lot of intensity, and a stark, hard funky sound that's made the record a favorite of beatheads for years! Ike kicks it hard on cuts like "Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile", "House Full Of Girls", "Drinking", "Give It To Me", "Now We're One", "Breakthrough", "House of Beauty", and the massive title cut "Truck Turner". Tough Guys is deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes – the title theme "Tough Guys", and the classic "Hung Up On My Baby" – both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes – expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album's got some especially great chromatic guitar work – and other titles include "Joe Bell", "Randolph & Dearborn", "Buns O Plenty", "Run Fay Run", and "Red Rooster". CD
 
 
 



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