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Food BrainSocial Gathering (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Japan), New Copy (reissue)... On November 3, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Maggot BrainMaggot Brain – Issue #3 ... Magazine
Maggot Brain/Third Man, 2020. New Copy ... About October 3, 2020 (delayed)
... Magazine

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Maggot BrainMaggot Brain – Issue #2 (Mar/Apr/May 2020) ... Magazine
Maggot Brain/Third Man, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
The mighty Moondog is on the cover this time around – in a fantastic second issue of Maggot Brain that really lives up to the spirit of the debut! The cultural currents here are nice and wide, and all pretty darn hip – and in addition to a nice feature on legendary outsider composer Moondog, there's lots more on Rebecca Morgan, Denis Johnson, Don Letts, Robert Frank, Astra Taylor, Skeeter Davis, Mayo Thompson, Shana Cleveland, Toody Cole, and other creative talents that go way past the obvious! There's even a very cool feature on Detroit Gospel Flyers – and as usual, the whole thing is as filled with compelling images as it is well-written prose! Magazine

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✨✧ Maggot BrainMaggot Brain – Premiere Issue (Dec/Jan/Feb 2020) ... Magazine
Maggot Brain/Third Man, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut issue of a great new magazine on music – one that takes its name from one of the best albums by Funkadelic, the steps out to cover a whole host of hip sounds from the world of jazz, soul, funk, and beyond! Alice Coltrane gets a great cover feature – but the issue also features articles on the best pranks of the KLF, a look at J Dilla's Donuts, an archival Swell Maps interview from 1980, a look at Daniel Johnston's trip to New York in 1988, the Florideah Swampfest of 2019, malls across America, and lots lots more – even an article on Commerce by Luc Sante. The look and layout is beautiful – every bit as vivid as the cover! Magazine

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✨✧ Food BrainShinjuku Mad ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heavy rock soundtrack from Japan – one served up with lots of freaky, fuzzy touches! The instrumentation here includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and all tracks are instrumental, with a cool groove that takes off nicely from the American psyche hinterland of the period – almost a soundtrack use of the kind of grooves you might find on rare Mainstream rock albums. Like those sides, some of these have a bit of funk at the bottom, while others are a bit bluesy – and overall, the instrumental approach really helps the music avoid any common cliches of the genre. CD comes with some images from the film – which looks like a really crazy movie! CD

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Brian BriggsSelected Music From The Album Brain Damage ... 12-inch
Bearsville, 1980. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
A great lost record of minimalist club – a set that we'd rank right up there with classics by Arthur Russell, Liquid Liquid, or some of the other most creative talents on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! As with work by those other two artists, there's an experimental approach here, but one that's very very groovy – mostly just spare beats, loose instrumentation, and other sounds – woven together in ways that certainly have strong post-punk inspiration, but which can also work perfectly on a dancefloor too! This is the kind of work that would be equally at home in the clubs and in a punk club too – the crossover you'd experience at the legendary Danceteria – and titles include "AEO (parts 1 & 2)", "Psyclone", "Nervous Breakdown", and "Spy Vs Spy". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Get On Down reissue, with obi. Cover has light wear.)

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Brian BriggsSelected Music From The Album Brain Damage ... LP
Bearsville/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 14.98
A great lost record of minimalist club – a set that we'd rank right up there with classics by Arthur Russell, Liquid Liquid, or some of the other most creative talents on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! As with work by those other two artists, there's an experimental approach here, but one that's very very groovy – mostly just spare beats, loose instrumentation, and other sounds – woven together in ways that certainly have strong post-punk inspiration, but which can also work perfectly on a dancefloor too! This is the kind of work that would be equally at home in the clubs and in a punk club too – the crossover you'd experience at the legendary Danceteria – and titles include "AEO (parts 1 & 2)", "Psyclone", "Nervous Breakdown", and "Spy Vs Spy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery/Still...You Turn Me On ... 7-inch
Manticore, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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EnigmaTNT For The Brain (radio edit, inst, midnight man remix) ... 12-inch
Charisma, 1996. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Full Blast & Friends (Peter Brotzmann)Crumbling Brain ... LP
Okka Disk, 2010. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent work from Full Blast – a trio who really live up to their name, joined here by another trio of guests – with a sound that's even more of a full blast than before! The core group features Peter Brotzmann on saxes, Marino Pliakas on bass, and Michael Wertmuller on drums – moving in territory that really lives up to the Brotzmann legacy – but then expanded with work from Keiji Haino on guitar, Peter Evans on trumpet, and Mars Williams on tenor and alto – all players with nicely different aspects in their music, which find a way to resonate strongly with the group in this sextet performance recorded at Jazzfest Berlin in 2008. Titles include "Crumbling Brain", "Battle Of Visions", "Have Your Eyes", "Pull Up Pull Up Terrain Terrain", and "Deathbop". LP, Vinyl record album


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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 6 – Brain Wreck Show ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A freak funk mix set from the mighty Madlib – No 6 in the Medicine Show series – a global psych mix of messed up prog, mad mod sounds, tropical funk, krautrock, Afro rock, funk & soul from Nigeria to who-knows-where – mixed masterfully and peppered with oddball vocal samples both recognizable and otherworldly! It's got that hazy, fuzzed out Madlib sonic imprint well stamped into the groove, with 9 separate untitled tracks on the CD, each a psych funk mix of material from Madlib's deep crates of global psychedelia and funk! Complete with a 12 page booklet of written strangeness to complicate that aural experience. CD

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MozartComplete Horn Concertos Nos 1-4 – Dennis Brain/Herbert Von Karajan/Philharmonia Orchestra ... LP
Angel, 1953. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Angel pressing.)

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Once & Future BandBrain EP ... LP
Mouth Magazine, 2014. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing on Castle Face.)

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VariousPeephole In My Brain – The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1971 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Short songs, but exploding with a huge range of new musical ideas – not the side-long jams of the progressive rock generation, but instead some singles and album tracks that manage to pack all of the best elements into some mighty catchy tunes! These tracks all benefit from a huge explosion of ideas in songwriting, arranging, and production – the sorts that are famously served up on prog albums of the time, but which are maybe even more impressive when turned to tracks that are more condensed and surprisingly catchy – which is what we can say about all the many musical gems in this set! As with other of the "year" series from Grapefruit, the music here is a fantastic blend of artists you might know and others you'll discover here for the first time – all supported by a very detailed set of notes, and a track list of 71 killer tracks by artists who include Cressida, The Move, Stray, Stackridge, Dana Gillespie, Sakkarin, Curved Air, Status Quo, Atomic Rooster, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Phase 3, Dear Mr Time, Edwards Hand, Lifblud, Don Crown & His Busking Buddies, Edgar Broughton Band, Fickle Pickle, Unicorn, Factory, Shape Of The Rain, Ray Fenwick, Pluto, Fusion Farm, Zior, Nimbo, Second Hand, Colin Blunstone, Rockin Horse, Nirvana, Bill Nelson, Curtiss Maldoon, Blonde On Blonde, and many more. CD

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✨✧ FunkadelicMaggot Brain ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark vision of the future! The centerpiece of the album is the mindblowing "Maggot Brain" title track – a tune that begins with a chilling spoken intro, then slowly builds amidst washes and washes of post-Hendrix guitar. That cut then rolls into some shorter, funkier numbers that rank with some of the group's best ever – using the device of party-hearty energy to convey a sense of alienation and horror at the world. The whole thing's brilliant throughout – and apart from being a soul classic, the set should also rank as one of the greatest rock albums of all time! Titles include "Maggot Brain", "Super Stupid", "Back in Our Minds", "Can You Get to That", and "Wars of Armageddon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MonophonicsIn Your Brain ... LP
Ubiquity, 2012. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Monophonics definitely have a way of getting inside your brain – using a cosmic slop of fuzzy guitars and funky basslines to eat away your grey matter more than a maggot inside your cranium! Yet even past that heavy Funkadelic reference, they've also got a richer vibe too – elements of 60s psych mixed in with their funk – particularly in the way that the younger generation's been re-digging crates from the early 70s these days – especially some of the more farther-flung tracks from the global underground. There's slight Afro elements at times, garagey bits at others, and even some well-timed rhythms that help the whole thing have a good sense of focus – and save it from the overindulgence that toppled the hippie generation before they even got started. Titles include "Mirage", "Bang Bang", "Temptation", "In Your Brain", "Sure Is Funky", "There's A Riot Going On", "Say You Love Me", "They Don't Understand", and "Thinking Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of whimsy and imagination. Side two features the extended track "A Brain For The Seine", a real classic by the band – and side one features versions of "Dexterity" and "Old Time Religion", plus the Roscoe Mitchell composition "Rock Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandKeynsham ... LP
Imperial, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Some of the most tuneful moments on record from the Bonzo Dog Band – a set that's got some really great songs, but which still allows some space for gags and jokes as well! After three previous albums together, even with a shifting lineup, the group have obviously gotten their groove down a bit more – and the result is some focused little numbers that stand out strongly, and which almost show a more sensitive and (dare we say it!) serious side of the group. All the older sense of dada-inspired play is still at the core, though – and even though there's less radio parodies or audio experiments, the tuneful tracks still have some trippy, psyche-styled moments. Titles include "Tent", "You Done My Brain In", "Keynsham", "Quiet Talks & Summer Walks", "Look At Me I'm Wonderful", "What Do You Do", "Noises For The Leg", and "Busted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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George Clinton & The P-Funk All StarsMake My Funk The P-Funk (180 gram violet vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Trading Places (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $23.99
An obscure set of work from George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – a selection of live material from years when George wasn't hitting the studio as much, but still doing great concerts all around the globe! There's not much in the way of dates or players here, but if you caught a Clinton performance in the 80s or early 90s, you'll know the kind of groove going on here – classic P-Funk, maybe even more energized in a live setting – on titles that include "Ain't Nothin But A Jam Y'All", "Good Love", "Bop Gun", "Aquaboogie", "Flashlight", "Standing On The Verge", "Maggot Brain", and "State Of The Nation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited color vinyl pressing!)

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Cypress HillBlack Sunday (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.98
Muggs' beats get a bit darker on this album, but are still sharp enough to cut through even the thickest clouds of smoke. 14 tracks in all, including "I Wanna Get High", "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That", "Insane In The Brain", "When The Sh** Goes Down", "Hits FromThe Bong", "A To The K", "Hand On The Glock" and "Break 'Em Off Some". LP, Vinyl record album

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Petter Eldh & Koma SaxoKoma Saxo (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
The cover promises that "this music will melt your brain" – and while we wouldn't wish such a fate on anyone, we can say that it will definitely prick up your ears and turn you on to a whole new sound from the Scandia jazz scene! The group is led by bassist Petter Eldh, who works with drummer Christian Lillinger at the core – while a trio of saxophonists make some real magic over the top – Jonas Kullhammar and Otis Sandsjo on tenor, and Mikko Innanen on alto and baritone sax! The music has some ties to an Ornette Coleman legacy, but is freer overall – and the intensity of the horn work often gets pretty bold at times, and moves quite far from rhythm – while the drums can crackle at some points with a snap that's almost more funk than jazz – even though the record's not funky at all. Titles include "Kali Kosma", "Pari Koma", "LH 440", "Sa Rinner Tiden Bort", "Fanfarum For Komarum II", "Blumer", and "Byagz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roky EricksonEvil One (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1981. New Copy 2LP ... On December 18, 2020
Roky Erickson's fantastic early 80s material with The Aliens – tracks that were produced by Creedence Clearwater Revival's Stu Cook – with some of the most straight-forward and accessible rockers in Roky's canon, but still sporting his trademark eccentricity! Given his mythical personal history, you can easy describe Roky Erickson as "having demons" – but as you'll hear, he's also got two-headed dogs, vampires, zombies, fire demons, ghosts and Lucifer himself – just on this one record! The tracks have an odd release history – having been recorded in the late 70s, but not released until 1980 in the UK on the Five Symbols record, and in '81 as The Evil One LP, with an altered tracklist. This definitive Light In The Attic version gathers up all 15 amazing tracks from the Stu Cook sessions from '77-'79. Includes the legendary "Two Headed Dog" and many more tunes that are just as incredible! Titles include "I Walked With A Zombie", "Night Of The Vampire", "It's A Cold Night For Alligators", "Mine Mine Mind", "I Think Of Demons", "Creature With The Atom Brain", "Bloody Hammer", "Don't Shake Me Lucifer", "If You Have Ghosts" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gap BandGap Band VI/Gap Band VII (with bonus tracks) ... CD
BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Electro-steeped funky soul from The Gap Band – a pair of mid 80s classic LPs in a 2CD set with bonus tracks! They're already past the "V" in their classic run of 80s albums at this point, and still very much at the top of their game. The core trio work with sweet production from Lonnie Simmons on VI – a pairing that continues to set the group up above most of their competition, and give them a groove that goes way past the obvious. Mellow cuts stand out as strongly as upbeat ones – and if anything, the mellow groovers are the best! Titles include "The Sun Don't Shine Everyday", "Weak Spot", "Video Junkie", "Beep A Freak", "Don't You Leave Me", "Disrespect", "I Believe", and "I Found My Baby". VII is an equally great gem – augmented by some more electro touches that definitely keep things fresh – and we mean that in the best mid-80s use of the word! A bit of an old school influence comes into the vocals at points – showing their strength with the kind of catchy chorus that works great with a bassy groove. Titles include a great ballad reworking of "Going In Circles" – plus the groovers "Lil Red Funkin Hood", "Automatic Brain", "Desire", "Bumpin Gum People", and "I Know We'll Make It". The 2CDs include 11 bonus tracks too – heavy on 12" club mixes and remixes! CD

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Neal HeftiOdd Couple ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
The genius of Neal Hefti comes through for us again! Have you ever stopped to listen to the Odd Couple theme? Really listen to it – break it apart with your ears, and let the strange and complex nature of the groove sink into your brain? It's mad stuff, we tell you – one of the most genius moments ever in 60s scoring! This soundtrack features a few versions of Hefti's amazing tune – including one stunning vocal version, with very strange lyrics about Oscar and Felix that almost seem to "out" them as a real couple! The record mixes music from the film with snippets of dialogue – and titles include "Clean Poker", "The Odd Couple", "End Title", "Curse Of The Cat People", "Dirty Poker", "Metropole", and "Down With The Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small opening near the top right corner.)

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HolliesEvolution ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
Wonderful work from The Hollies – from a time when the group was moving way past simple Brit Invasion pop – as you 'can probably guess from the cover and title! The Hollies hit a really special sort of sound here – slightly trippy, but still razor-sharp – making great use of the voice of Graham Nash, and also getting some perfect assistance on arrangements from Mike Vickers – who knows how to be ambitious with arrangements, but still keep things very focused! The tunes are overflowing with new ideas, but are still super-catchy too – and titles include "Water On The Brain", "Then The Heartaches Begin", "Rain On The Window", "Games We Play", "Lullaby To Tim", and "When Your Light Turned On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1B/1C matrix.)

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✨✧ Linton Kwesi JohnsonBass Culture/LKJ In Dub (2LP red & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mango (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $42.99
Bass Culture, but way more than that too – as the album is a classic kernel of wisdom from the great Linton Kwesi Johnson – done up in the mix of spoken and sung passages that always made his records so unique! Dennis Bovell handles the backing and mixing – with lots of nice dubby touches that also bring some slight currents of postpunk moodiness to the record – one of the factors that helped LKJ cross over to so many non-reggae audiences at the time. Titles include "Bass Culture", "Reggae Fi Peach", "Di Black Petty Booshwah", "Inglan Is A Bitch", "Loraine", and "Two Sides Of Silence". Also features the album LKJ In Dub – a modern dub classic! Dennis Bovell had really hit his stride with many of these rhythms laid down for the great dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's Forces of Victory and Bass Culture LPs, and they're given just the right touch of tasty dub effects here. Nice horn lines float over thunderous bass & drum workouts, with 8 top notch numbers in all, including "Victorious Dub", "Iron Bar Dub", "Reality Dub", "Peach Dub", "Cultural Dub", "Brain Smashing Dub", "B!tch Dub" and "Shocking Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary red & green vinyl pressing – includes the bonus LP "LKJ In Dub" and download!)

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Bob MarleyCrying For Freedom (3LP set) ... LP
Pentagon (Sweden), Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 3LPs ... $24.99
An unusual early set of work from Bob Marley – featuring a fair bit of Lee Perry songs, like "Stand Alone", "Brain Washing", "Keep On Moving", "Don't Rock My Boat", "Duppy Conqueror", "Soul Almighty", "Mr Brown", and "Rebel's Hop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – with some light aging around the edges.)

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Miguel NoyaCanciones Intactas (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Phantom Limb (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
Really beautiful work from Venezuelan electronic music genius Miguel Noya – tracks from records that were mostly self-released at the time, and are part of a really unique legacy that finally gets its due in a larger forum! The music here was created on a host of different 80s digital elements – and at many times, often recalls some of the Japanese electronic minimalism of the period – especially as Noya has a strong ear for more organic, environmental sounds – which he serves up with a brilliant, understated charm. The style is a great illustration of the way that artists of this generation were moving to a less-is-more mode of electronic exploration – very different than the sorts of work of the 60s especially, which always seemed to be trying to call attention to itself. Titles include "Mega Brain Focos (parts 1 & 2)", "Parsec", "Contemplacion", "Aire", "Inoculacion", and "Tactil". LP, Vinyl record album

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Organisation (Kraftwerk)Tone Float (with bonus track) ... CD
Innerspace (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare early chapter in the career of Kraftwerk – an obscure album issued only in the UK, and one that features the duo of Ralf and Florian augmented by three other players! The sound here is heavily instrumental, and very experimental – almost in the mode of some of the more adventurous German groups of the time, particularly those on Brain – with a blend of jazz-like improvisation and close-in, repetitive instrumental passages – the latter of which certainly bear resemblance to the earliest music of Kraftwerk! The lineup here includes organ – often heavily distorted – plus flute (both electric and acoustic), bass, and a wide range of percussion instruments played with unbridled freedom. Titles include "Tone Float", "Rhythm Salad", "Milk Rock", "Silver Forest", and "Noitasinagro". CD also features a bonus track – "Vor Dem Blauen Bock", recorded for the Beat Club TV show in 1971! CD

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Rodion GABehind The Curtain – The Lost Album ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
The long lost first album from Rodion GA – the legendary electronic music pioneer from the Romanian scene of the 70s – equally talented as Cluster, Eno, or some of the best German forces of the time – but far more obscure, given the Iron Curtain of the time! The music is a heady mix of analogue electronics and fuzzy guitar – almost more in the modes of the German Brain Records scene of the early 70s, but with the leaner, more compressed modes of the Sky Records generation – and like the best work on Sky, the tracks here are all instrumental – and have a haunting, eerie quality at the best moments – mixed with some more playful electronics that almost take us forward to early 80s German acts like Der Plan or Pyrolator! This package lovingly resurrects lost tapes that would have been the first Rodion GA album, but disappeared for years – with titles that include "Acvila Fragment", "Charm 1", "Contrast", "Danse Macabre", "Point", "The Gym", "The Train", "Waterfall", "Elastic", and "Piramide 2". CD

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SandboyEchoes ... CD
Hinterland (Germany), 2005. Used ... $6.99
A great second chapter in the career of Switzerland's Sandboy – a collection that features a few key new songs, plus great remixes of work from the Wanderlust album and a few other Sandboy remixes of other work! The remixes alone are worth the price of admission – because they expand the original Sandboy groove with a variety of spacey soul touches that we really like – but the new tracks really top off the set even more, and are a great reward to all of us who have been waiting for more material! New tracks include "Call Out" with Randolph Matthews on vocals and "Common Cause" with Clara Hill – and remixes include "Lua Nua (Smiles Ahead three trees rmx)", "Les Eclairs (Leroy Schlimm rmx)", "Written In The Leaves (Break Reform rmx)", "BSB (Gerd's 4lux rmx)", and "Viver (Butti 49 re-fusion)" – plus remix tracks "So Real (Sandboy rmx)" by Gerd with Vanessa Freeman and "Brain Mousse (Sandboy's moisturizing rmx)" by Plastyc Buddha. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sly & The Family StoneSmall Talk/High On You/Heard Ya Missed Me Well I'm Back ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of second-period Sly Stone albums – all brought together in a single CD set! On Small Talk, Sly's still doing pretty nice for himself in 1974 – with a sound that's perhaps a bit warmer than on the early records, but still nice and soulful – and peppered with a good dose of funk! The groove is really great on the set – bubbling with a more "deep down" feel than the skittish funk of the first few records, and breaking out on some great soul numbers that show Sly to be an even better singer than before – touchingly sensitive at times, in a really beautiful way! Titles include "Loose Booty", which has a wonderful popping bass/hollow drum sound, and a tasty break in the middle – plus the cuts "This Is Love", "Wishful Thinkin", "Time For Livin", "Can't Strain My Brain", and "Say You Will". High On You is a nice little mid 70s set from Sly – one recorded without the Family Stone, but still grooving wonderfully with lots of funky edges! Sly's expanded his sound nicely here – pushing past the shorter funk of earlier years to work in some complicated instrumentation that keeps things really sounding fresh. Great examples of this are the frenetic horn bits on "Crossword", which you'll recognize from its famous Tribe Called Quest sample – or the sweeping strings on the mellow groover "That's Lovin You". The whole thing's great – and other tracks include "I Get High on You", "So Good to Me", "Le Lo Li", "Green Eyed Monster Girl", and "Organize". On Heard Ya Missed Me, Sly Stone's looking like a one-man band on the cover, but the album's definitely got the full-on collaborative vibe of his early records with the Family Stone! The main man himself has plenty of charm, and still has that wonderful ear for a sharp-tinged funky cut – but he's also working in this mode that allows for other voices to come into the mix at times, and plenty of lively funky instrumentation underneath the lyrics – which really makes the whole thing feel like a party all the way through! Titles include "Sexy Situation", "What Was I Thinkin In My Head", "Mother Is A Hippie", and "Family Again". CD

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VariousDeutsche Elektronische Musik 3 – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1971 to 1981 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 39.99
A totally great look at the explosion of electronic sounds in German music during the 70s – a set that goes way past more familiar Krautrock territory, to bring together elements from the artier side of the spectrum too, and even run up to some of the first great moments of the German new wave! Soul Jazz have been down this path before, but this time they're maybe following the road a little farther – as the track selection is especially great, and has a way of really illuminating the special sound of this generation, even if you already know some of the music! There's a few more meditative moments than on previous volumes, mixed with some tuneful tracks, funky numbers, and even a few subtle rockers – all laid out in a way that really makes the songs sound great together as a whole. Titles include "Dronz" by Novalis, "Wide Open Space Machine" by Klaus Weiss, "Deutscher Wald" by Deutsche Wertarbeit, "I'll Be Your Singer You'll Be My Song" by AR & Machines, "The Brain Of Oskar Panizza" by Michael Bundt, "And The Waters Opened" by Between, "White Overalls" by La Dusseldorf, "Tanz Der Vogel In Den Winden" by Achim Reichel, "Hollywood" by Cluster, "Die Haut Der Frau" by Pyrolator, and "Passage" by Streetmark. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Calibro 35Space ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Calibro 35 – a funky combo who just seem to get better and better with each new record! These guy started out in territory that was strongly influenced by older Italian soundtrack material – which they could copy with effortless ease – but this time around, they really seem to have found their own voice – kind of a cosmic approach to keyboard funk that's every bit as spacey as the cover! There's still plenty of 70s elements in the mix – and the rhythms have all the heavy grooves you'd love in a cop/crime soundtrack – but the instrumentation is often a lot more complex, and really reaching for new sounds too – using both keyboards and electronics along with acoustic elements on woodwinds and percussion – plus some other cool sounds that we can't figure out at all. Titles include "Across 111th Sun", "74 Days After Landing", "Bandits On Mars","Brain Trap", "Violent Venus", "Universe Of 10 Dimensions", "Serenade For A Satellite", and "A Future We Never Lived". CD

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✨✧ Cultural NoiseAphorisms Insane ... LP
CBS/Wah Wah (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heady electronic set from the start of the 80s – but one that's got a vibe that's much more like work from the decade before – save maybe for a slight shift in instrumentation! The album features two side-long tracks, both mighty nice – and with electronic instrumentation that really shifts around a lot, and which is a lot more progressive than some of the dreamier electronic sets of the time – almost as if these guys were lost in a closet in the back room of Brain Records for most of the 70s, then stumbled out at the end of the decade to find themselves in a room for of Roland, Arp, Micro Moogs, and EMI digital synths! Titles include "After The Selfdisintegration In Time" and "Pursuing The In Time Disintegration Reality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Jazz Composers OrchestraJazz Composers Orchestra ... CD
JCOA/ECM (Germany), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic meeting of the brain trust of the avant garde jazz scene, recorded for the young JCOA label, and put forth as one of their early attempts to prove that musicians could be in charge of the means of production. This double LP set features a set of compositions by Michael Mantler (who also conducted), with pieces dedicated to presenting solos by Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Roswell Rudd, and Gato Barbieri. Searing stuff, with a hard New York avant sound. CD

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✨✧ ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time – still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus – and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! There's a flowing sort of energy here that almost makes you think that the whole thing just emerged naturally from the brain of George Clinton – but all ensemble players have a strong hand in the action, and really get some great moments in on the set. Cuts include "Gamin' On Ya", "Do That Stuff", "Children Of Production", and "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Includes order form.)

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✨✧ Burning SpearMarcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost ... CD
Mango/Island (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An absolute classic! If you can own only one reggae LP, this one's in the front running – it's as if the words crucial and conscious were created to define the sound Winston Rodney, Burning Spear & the Black Disciples capture on this landmark roots LP. Though this is the Island version which many claim was cleaned up a bit too much to appeal to white audiences (and the same for the dub set, which is included here), but we still think it's pretty powerful. The Black Disciples band, with Horse Wallace, Robbie Shakespeare, Family Man Barrett, Chinna Smith and others, carve out mighty dread rthythms, and producer Jack Ruby keeps the proceedings tight and right, with just the right dub effects laid over top on the dub cuts. Featuring the tracks "Slavery Days", "Marcus Garvey", "The Invasion", "Red, Gold, & Green", "Resting Place", and "Live Good", plus this CD issue adds the dub companion LP, Garvey's Ghost, the dubs "The Ghost", "I & I Survive", "Black Wa-Da-Da", "Brain Food", "Dread River", "Reggaelation" and more, for a total of 20 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600 copies on gold colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicStanding On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of funk – arguably the best that George Clinton ever had to offer, especially when you realize that Funkadelic was definitely the farthest-reaching of his many musical projects! Most cuts here are in shorter single versions – but there's a few LP-length jams – and titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On", "Sexy Ways", "Better By The Pound", "One Nation Under A Groove (part 1)", "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You", "I'll Bet You", "Red Hot Mama", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mestizo BeatCanoga Madness ... LP
California Soul Music, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album from a group who've really got the right sort of name – as the music here is equal parts Latin and soul, with plenty of funky elements at the core – very much in the best 70s style of the west coast Chicano Soul generation! The music is all instrumental – heavy on percussion next to the drums at the core – with riffing guitar, heavy bass, and a great use of jazzier elements on keyboards and saxes – which really elevates the music past standard funk, into territory that's often as rich as our favorite groups with a similar groove from back in the day! Most tracks are instrumental, but Terin Ector sings on "Find A Better Way" – next to other tracks that include "When Walls Fall", "Canoga Madness", "ANTFBS", "Lizard Brain", "El Camino Del Caballo", and "Osvaldo's Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pink FloydDark Side Of The Moon ... LP
Harvest, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "On The Run", "Money", "Us & Them", "Any Colour You Like", "Brain Damage", "The Great Gig In The Sky", and "Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in the Interpak cover, includes both posters and both stickers! Cover has very light shelfwear.)

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✨✧ Gianni SafredFuturibile – The Life To Come ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great set of Italian electronics – a set that's maybe known better to Americans than most of the generation, due to a surprising 70s release on Folkways Records! Yet this set is quite different than the more academic electronics that usually grace that label – and echo more that shift towards moogier modes that would really crest in the Italian clubs of the next decade – still here more in a sound library mode, but turned towards nice little tunes that move between spacey instrumentals and keyboard groovers! Gianni Safred plays a range of different instruments – minimoog, polymoog, Arp Odyssey, Fender Rhodes, and Roland keyboards – layering the electronics in a way that's nice and warm, and surprisingly soulful at most moments too. Tracks include "Jazz Computer", "Future City Traffic", "Electronic Brain", "Supermind", "The Life To Come", "Disco Satellite", "Autumn 2001", and "Robot Party". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DillingerCB 200 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mango/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Dee Jay classic from the Dub Organiser! One of the first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so, this Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam Piza toasting mightily over some fat rhythms provided Benbow & Sly, Family Man and an all star cast of other great Jamaican session men. There's a bit of back & forth toasting with Trinity on "Crankface", the huge hit "Cokane In My Brain" and other essentials like "Buckingham Plaace", "Plantation Heights" and the title track. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MetallicaGarage Days Re-Revisited ... LP
Elektra, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Metallica takes a break from cementing the legacy of thrash metal, after their Master Of Puppets tour, with this fun covers EP paying homage to few of their own heroes – from UK metal heroes Diamond Head and Holocaust, to hard rock forbears Budgie, to postpunk iconoclasts Killing Joke, to horror punk icons The Misfits! Includes "Helpless", "The Small Hours", "The Wait", "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" and "Last Caress/Green Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Mercury pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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BrainboxBrainbox (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $9.99
Hard grooving Dutch rock from Brainbox – featuring totally great guitar from Jan Akkerman, hard blues style vocals from Casimirz Lux, and some of the most rockin' flute work this side of Jethro Tull from Barlacher! Cool stuff from an anything goes period in international rock & roll, with a sound that ranges from pummeling psyche blues to fairly gentle folk rock. Includes "Dark Rose", "Reason To Believe", "Baby, What You Want Me To Do", "Scarborough Fair", "Summertime", "Sinner's Prayer" and "Sea Of Delight". This remastered set on Esoteric UK as a whole bunch of bonus tracks: "Woman's Gone", "So Helpless", "Cruel Train", "Good Morning Day", "The Flight" and more 18 tracks in all. CD

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BrainstormFunky Entertainment ... CD
Tabu/Right Stuff, 1979. Used ... $4.99
They're not lying with the title of this album from Brainstorm – because this classic late 70s set has the group moving into some very funky territory – stepping up the basslines even more than before, and really finding a great way to focus on the groove! The approach is right on the money throughout – and sparkles with some deeper touches than usual for a group of this nature – thanks in part to work from key guests like Ernie Watts on reeds, Phil Upchurch on guitar, and Harvey Mason on drums – plus a bit of guest vocals from Syreeta too! The grooves grow up nicely from the energy at the bottom – filled out with lots of quick-stepping instrumentation over the top – and maestro Jerry Peters produced the whole thing with that great mix of sophistication and groove that can make his records so great. The album's definitely one of the clubbiest moments ever from the group – and titles include "Hot For You", "Don't Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down", "Popcorn", "Funky Entertainment", "A Case Of The Boogie", and "You Put A Charge In My Life". CD
(Still sealed, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Eric Von SchmidtWho Knocked The Brains Out Of The Sky? ... LP
Smash, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bad BrainsI Against I ... CD
SST, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The punk-metal crossover classic. Very nearly as deserving of watershed status as the unbridled Rock For Light set. Burning jams from top to bottom: "I Against I", "House Of Suffering", "Re-Ignition", "Secret 77", "Let Me Help", "She's Calling You", "Sacred Love", "Hired Gun" and "Return To Heaven". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BrainstoryBuck (clear with yellow & purple splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky trio with a really unique sort of vibe – vocals that are somewhere in the sweet soul territory of the early 70s, set to spacious instrumentation that's got some nicely trippy touches! The core lineup features guitar, bass, and drums next to the harmonized vocals of Kevin and Tony Martin – but Leon "El" Michels produced the set, and also adds in a bit of keyboards – and the whole record really benefits from the open-ended sound he can bring to an affair of this nature! Things are never overdone, and these guys never try to sound too forcedly soulful – really finding the best qualities in their vocals, and reminding us that sometimes the right fit is the most important thing of all. Titles include "Beautyful Beauti", "Mnemophobia", "Sorry", "Reclaim", "Dead End", and "Breathe". LP, Vinyl record album
(On clear with translucent purple & yellow splatter vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ JTBrainstormin' (lp, censored, inst) ... 12-inch
East West, 1991. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with cutout notch and Play It Say It sticker.)

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✨✧ BrainiacElectro Shock For President EP ... LP
Touch & Go, 1997. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The final EP from Ohio synth punk legends Brainiac – a huge stylistic leap from the manic mix of Moog and jagged guitars of their earlier records and live sound into a more sinister, though still slyly humorous mode – which sadly turned out to be a final statement for the band rather than a signal for their future. Working here with producer Jim O'Rourke, the band finds a whole new sound without losing their oddball charm, really drenching it with heavy synth and keys. Brainiac was at a real turning point here and it's tragic we'll never find out where they'd go next! Includes "Fresh New Eyes", "Flash Ram", "Fashion 500", "The Turnover", "For My Beloved" and "Mr. Fingers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Apollo BrownReset (red & black vinyl 10th anniversary edition) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2010. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A stunning production effort from Apollo Brown – the sort of record that set the standard for so many hip hop records to follow, and which still sounds completely fresh after all these years! The production is nicely understated, but filled with all these little musical seeds that flower gently throughout the set – topped with vocal contributions from Med, Oddisee, Stik Figa, Rapper Big Pooh, Black Milk, Ken Starr, Diamond District, and others. Titles include "Propa", "Brainwash", "Streets Won't Let Me Chill", "Hungry", "Lower The Boom", "Real Detroit", "Seasons", and "Brag Language". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and the sound here is every bit as well-crafted as that combo, but with the difference of steel drums in the mix! The drums provide most of the melodic elements, while the funky backings kick things up nicely – all at a level that's maybe even funkier than some of the best funky steel drum albums of the 70s – especially across the space of the entire album. Titles include "Xxplosive", "Touchdown", "Burn", "Real Hot", "Hoola Hoop", "1 Thing", "Crockett Theme", "Bocas Del Dragon", "Bushfire", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and the sound here is every bit as well-crafted as that combo, but with the difference of steel drums in the mix! The drums provide most of the melodic elements, while the funky backings kick things up nicely – all at a level that's maybe even funkier than some of the best funky steel drum albums of the 70s – especially across the space of the entire album. Titles include "Xxplosive", "Touchdown", "Burn", "Real Hot", "Hoola Hoop", "1 Thing", "Crockett Theme", "Bocas Del Dragon", "Bushfire", and "I Love You". Features bonus tracks – "All For The Cash" and "Great To Be Here". CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 18.99

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Baroque Jazz TrioBaroque Jazz Trio ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Beautiful stuff – and one of the most stunning jazz albums ever recorded – a blinding mix of harpsichord, cello, and Indian percussion – with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album was the brainchild of the cross-culturally fertile Saravah records at the end of the 60s – home to experimental work by Brigitte Fontaine, Barney Wilen, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and others. From the start, the group wanted to work in a boundary-less territory that really pushed the limits of jazz – drawing in inspiration from world music, and working in a style they called "baroque", to emphasize the bizarreness of their project. Given the heavy use of tabla on the set, the album's got a really driving rhythmic component – making for some funky numbers that have been sought-after jazz-dance tracks for years. And the role of the harpsichord is surprisingly strong – played in almost modal lines, but with a hesitating, lilting groove that's quite different to similar use of the piano at the time. Titles include "Delhi Daily", "Chandigardh", "Latin Baroque", "Zoma", and "Cesar Go Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baroque Jazz Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Baroque Jazz TrioBaroque Jazz Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful stuff – and one of the most stunning jazz albums ever recorded – a blinding mix of harpsichord, cello, and Indian percussion – with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album was the brainchild of the cross-culturally fertile Saravah records at the end of the 60s – home to experimental work by Brigitte Fontaine, Barney Wilen, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and others. From the start, the group wanted to work in a boundary-less territory that really pushed the limits of jazz – drawing in inspiration from world music, and working in a style they called "baroque", to emphasize the bizarreness of their project. Given the heavy use of tabla on the set, the album's got a really driving rhythmic component – making for some funky numbers that have been sought-after jazz-dance tracks for years. And the role of the harpsichord is surprisingly strong – played in almost modal lines, but with a hesitating, lilting groove that's quite different to similar use of the piano at the time. Titles include "Delhi Daily", "Chandigardh", "Latin Baroque", "Zoma", and "Cesar Go Back Home". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Largo" and "Orientasie". CD
Also available Baroque Jazz Trio ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Jeff BeckBlow By Blow ... LP
Epic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "You Know What I Mean", "Air Blower", "Scatterbrain", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", "She's A Woman", and "Freeway Jam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ Jeff Beck & Jan HammerJeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A very jamming set – with titles that include "Darkess/Earth In Search Of A Sun", "Blue Wind", "Scatterbrain", "Full Moon Boogie", and "Freeway Jam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". CD

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Gang StarrHard To Earn ... CD
EMI, 1994. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats from Primo. Tracks include the classic "DWYCK" featuring Nice & Smooth – which is just about our favorite Gang Starr track ever, to be honest – plus "Speak Ya Clout" featuring Jeru and Lil Dap, "Mass Appeal", "Code Of The Streets", "Brainstorm", "Tonz O Gunz", "Suckas Need Bodyguards", "Blowin Up The Spot", "Mostly Tha Voice", "F.A.L.A.", "Now You're Mine", "Comin For Datazz", "Aiight Chill...", "The Planet", and more. CD

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky like the best 70s conga players – and his approach to the instrument is kind of like a funky update of popular instrumental styles laid down on guitar by The Ventures or on moog by Hot Butter. This album features the classics "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" – both with monster funky breakdowns that showed up on a heck of a lot of hip hop records over the years – plus loads of other goodies like "Last Bongo In Belgium" and "Bongolia". Excellent stuff – and darn hard to find! (We can still remember how stunned we were when we found our first copy in a Canadian record store back in 1987 – and even then we had to pay plenty!) Japanese reissue version includes 4 bonus tracks – "Sing Sing Sing", "Kiburi (part 1)", "Satisfaction", and "Last Bongo In Belgium (breakers mix)". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Jaga JazzistPyramid (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... $29.99 31.99
Jaga Jazzist have always had a somewhat spiritual sounding name, but this album might be the first to really deliver on that promise – a set of long tracks that unfold openly in a mix of electronic elements and more jazz-based touches – tunes that really take the right amount of time and space to find their sound, then really soar off into the boundless sonic territory! Lars Horntveth is at the core – handling a range of guitars, keyboards, vibes, and saxes – and he also wrote and arranged the album – but there's lots of other contributions on horns and added keyboards, and a bit of vocals from a few members too, although the set is a mostly instrumental affair overall. Titles include "Spiral Era", "Tomita", "The Shrine", and "Apex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Really cool package – with a silver holographic pyramid inside, and a bonus download code!)

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Jameszoo & Metropole OrkestMelkweg ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they flesh out all these great strands of sounds coming from the core quintet – with lots of keyboards and electronics from Jameszoo himself, plus more organ, Fender Rhodes, percussion, and saxes – sometimes used in ways that are spare and jagged, but which take on this richness next to the strings and woodwinds of the Metropole ensemble! Titles include "Nail", "Flu", "Crumble", "Meat", "Lose", "Toots", and "Soup". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz InvadersUp & Out ... CD
Social Beats (UK), 2006. Used ... $9.99
A hokey name, but a great little group – one who blend older jazz solos with interesting influences from Afro Funk and Latin – all in a style that rivals the best of the current club jazz combos! The Jazz Invaders features sax and piano from two members of older Dutch jazz group The Houdinis – Rolf Delfos and Erwin Hooweg, respectively – touched by some of the more modern dancefloor modes of drummer Phil Martin – a player who inflects the rhythms here with long-building lines that echo some of the best 21st century modes of the jazzy dancefloor! Martin also produced the set as well, but he nicely eschews the temptation to make things too electronic – and instead relies strongly on the acoustic talents of the group's sextet lineup of saxes, trumpet, piano, bass, and percussion. A few tracks feature guest vocals, often in a mode that's a bit like some of the Schema singers on similar projects – and titles include "Bonga Bonga Jazz", "Dutch Flies", "Love & Happiness", "Wo Ya", "Licks & Brains", "Up & Out", "Black", and "Movements". CD

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KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $69.99
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir No Sir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo! Cover has a promo track list sticker, and cover also has light wear, and a bit of marker, as does the label.)
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD 18.99

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KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir No Sir". CD version comes in a great book-styled cover, with very detailed notes – and CD2 features the Great Lost Dave Davies album – with titles that include "This Man He Weeps Tonight", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "Mr Shoemaker's Daughter", "Lincoln County", "Do You Wish To Be A Man", "Creeping Jean", and "Mr Reporter". Also features bonus tracks – "Plastic Man (stereo)", "Kign Kong (mono)", "Drivin (mono)", "Australia (Australian mono single edit)", "Lincoln County (mono single edit)", "Creeping Jean (mono single edit)", and "Hold My Hand (mono)". CD
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP 69.99

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD

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✨✧ LemuriaLemuria (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
A sweet bit of funk from Hawaii – and a legendary bit of free soul that's been winning global fame for decades! Lemuria is the brainchild of Kirk Thompson – who plays piano, bass, keyboards, and vibes on this very spiritual set of tracks. Master Henry Gibson was one of the executive producers, and he also plays conga on the set – which recalls some of the more spiritual collective funky projects from the early 70s Chicago scene, given a bit of a tropical twist. Many tracks feature vocals by "The Ladies Of Lemuria" – a lovely trio that's got a bit of an Emotions sort of sound – but the jazziness of the tracks is a lot freer than the backings the Emotions ever got, with more of a west coast Fantasy Records kind of approach, touched with some Stevie Wonder-like warmth. Really great all the way through – and impeccably put together, despite the indie origins of the record. Titles include "Get That Happy Feeling", "Hunk Of Heaven", "Dreams", "Mister U", "The Making Of You", and "Mystery Love". CD

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N8EBeats Wild (clean, dirty, inst)/Ultimate (full, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Brainstorm, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a bent corner.)

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Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1974) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
The second amazing album from Placebo – a wicked mix of funky fusion styles, and a real standout on the European scene of the early 70s! The group's the brainchild of Marc Moulin – who wrote all tracks, and plays a wealth of great keyboards, in ways that almost make him the European equivalent of Herbie Hancock – especially in the way he can spaciously explore a groove! But there's other great elements to the music too – some tight funky rhythms, great horn parts, and some wicked guitar from fusion legend Philip Catherine – whose snakey lines bring a quality to the record that was in place on Placebo's first outing. Titles include "NW", "Plotseling", "Hop Hop", "Tanga", "Stomp", and "Dag Madam Merci". CD

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✨✧ Hilton RuizHands On Percussion ... CD
Tropi Jazz/Sony, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Andy Gonzalez on bass, Giovanni Hidalgo on congas, Ignacio Berroa on drums, Dave Valentin & Peter Brainin on flute, Tito Puente on percussion, Hilton Ruiz on piano, David Sanchez & Jose De Leon on tenor saxes, Steve Berrios on timbales, Papo Vazquez on trombone & Charlie Sepulveda on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Silver ConventionSave Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for the record, mixed with soaring female trio vocals, by a group that includes two German gals and American soul singer Roberta Kelly! The vocal approach is similar to that 70s Philly group mode – popularized by First Choice, Three Degrees, and others – and pumped it up with the Munich sound of throbbing bass and heavy beats, which was arguably one of the first steps towards house music in the 80s. Titles include the huge hit "Fly Robin Fly", plus "Save Me", "I Like It", "Chains Of Love", "Tiger Baby", "Always Another Girl", and "Heart Of Stone". CD features bonus tracks – "Fly Robin Fly (12" disco version)" and "Tiger Baby (12" disco version)". CD

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ThundercatIt Is What It Is ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and fluid than anything that Thundercat's ever given us before – still done with key help from Flying Lotus, but with a majestic, confident quality that seems to have the duo ready to take over the universe! The airy soulful vocals are great, but the rhythms and instrumentation are maybe even more compelling – as there's a number of tunes here that are almost impossible to describe in words, even though they're instantly appealing and wonderfully soulful – a balance that's the sort of special genius from an artist who's ready to write himself into the pop music history books with a key release like this. There's a whole host of guests – including Ty Dolla Sign, Childish Gambino, Louis Cole, Kamasi Washington, Badbadnotgood, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and many others – but it's clear that the Thundercat/Flying Lotus axis holds all the power – on titles that include "Fair Chance", "Funny Thing", "How Sway", "Miguel's Happy Dance", "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26", "Interstellar Love", "Overseas", "Dragonball Durag", "King Of The Hill", and "Existential Dread". CD
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It Is What It Is (cream vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
It Is What It Is (deluxe gatefold clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 30.99
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ThundercatIt Is What It Is (cream vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and fluid than anything that Thundercat's ever given us before – still done with key help from Flying Lotus, but with a majestic, confident quality that seems to have the duo ready to take over the universe! The airy soulful vocals are great, but the rhythms and instrumentation are maybe even more compelling – as there's a number of tunes here that are almost impossible to describe in words, even though they're instantly appealing and wonderfully soulful – a balance that's the sort of special genius from an artist who's ready to write himself into the pop music history books with a key release like this. There's a whole host of guests – including Ty Dolla Sign, Childish Gambino, Louis Cole, Kamasi Washington, Badbadnotgood, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and many others – but it's clear that the Thundercat/Flying Lotus axis holds all the power – on titles that include "Fair Chance", "Funny Thing", "How Sway", "Miguel's Happy Dance", "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26", "Interstellar Love", "Overseas", "Dragonball Durag", "King Of The Hill", and "Existential Dread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive cream colored vinyl pressing.)
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It Is What It Is ... CD 12.99
It Is What It Is (deluxe gatefold clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 30.99
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ThundercatIt Is What It Is (deluxe gatefold clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and fluid than anything that Thundercat's ever given us before – still done with key help from Flying Lotus, but with a majestic, confident quality that seems to have the duo ready to take over the universe! The airy soulful vocals are great, but the rhythms and instrumentation are maybe even more compelling – as there's a number of tunes here that are almost impossible to describe in words, even though they're instantly appealing and wonderfully soulful – a balance that's the sort of special genius from an artist who's ready to write himself into the pop music history books with a key release like this. There's a whole host of guests – including Ty Dolla Sign, Childish Gambino, Louis Cole, Kamasi Washington, Badbadnotgood, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and many others – but it's clear that the Thundercat/Flying Lotus axis holds all the power – on titles that include "Fair Chance", "Funny Thing", "How Sway", "Miguel's Happy Dance", "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26", "Interstellar Love", "Overseas", "Dragonball Durag", "King Of The Hill", and "Existential Dread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in heavy duty deluxe gatefold – and clear vinyl!)
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It Is What It Is ... CD 12.99
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ThundercatIt Is What It Is (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and fluid than anything that Thundercat's ever given us before – still done with key help from Flying Lotus, but with a majestic, confident quality that seems to have the duo ready to take over the universe! The airy soulful vocals are great, but the rhythms and instrumentation are maybe even more compelling – as there's a number of tunes here that are almost impossible to describe in words, even though they're instantly appealing and wonderfully soulful – a balance that's the sort of special genius from an artist who's ready to write himself into the pop music history books with a key release like this. There's a whole host of guests – including Ty Dolla Sign, Childish Gambino, Louis Cole, Kamasi Washington, Badbadnotgood, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and many others – but it's clear that the Thundercat/Flying Lotus axis holds all the power – on titles that include "Fair Chance", "Funny Thing", "How Sway", "Miguel's Happy Dance", "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26", "Interstellar Love", "Overseas", "Dragonball Durag", "King Of The Hill", and "Existential Dread". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
It Is What It Is (cream vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
It Is What It Is ... CD 12.99
It Is What It Is (deluxe gatefold clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 30.99

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Undisputed TruthUndisputed Truth – The Collection ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A great overview of one of Motown's hippest soul groups! The Undisputed Truth were the brainchild of Norman Whitfield – and the group were the perfect platform for the "right on" soul that Whitfield was starting to craft in Detroit at the end of the 60s. Whitfield mixed the group's male/female vocal style with a wealth of work on heavy bass, echoey drums, and fuzzy guitars – often having them sing songs with hipper, more contemporary themes, in the same mode as the political conscious soul he'd been working on with The Temptations. This 19 track set is a wonderful collection of the best Motown moments by The Undisputed Truth – with a strong selection of tracks that includes "Smiling Faces Sometimes", "Girl You're Alright", "Law Of The Land", "Help Yourself", "Higher Than High", "Let's Go Back To Day One", "You Got The Love I Need", "You Make Your Own Heaven & Hell", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "What's Going On", "I'm A Fool For You", "Spaced Out", and "UFO's". CD

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✨✧ VariousBulworth – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Interscope, 1998. Sealed 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Zoom" by Dr Dre & LL Cool J, "Ghetto Superstar" by Pras, ODB & Mya, "Joints & Jams" by Black Eyed Peas, "Kill Em Live" by Public Enemy, "Run" by Cappadonna, "Maniac In The Brainiac" by Mack 10 & Ice Cube, "Eve Of Destruction" by Eve, "The Chase" by RZA, and "How Come" by Canibus & Youssou N'Dour. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker, a bit shopworn.)

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VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team – with a total of 14 tracks that include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. CD
Also available Don't Stop – Recording Tap ... CD 7.99

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VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.99
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team – with a total of 14 tracks that include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. CD

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VariousKraut – Teil 2 – Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99 39.99
A massive overview of the best years of Krautrock – that fresh wave of new music that emerged on the West German scene at the end of the 60s, and carried the nation forward strongly all through the 70s! The set definitely begins at the beginning – as early cuts almost echo some of the blues rock that was bubbling up in the UK and US, before quickly moving into some of the modes that are more familiarly associated with Krautrock – including inspirations from jazz and improvised music, avant electronics, and freewheeling instrumentation that had a huge impact on many artists for decades to come! This 2CD set is done in the best Bear Family tradition – with a huge booklet of notes and images – although we should also say that the notes are in German, but still have enough helpful bits that you'll be able to get the gist when needed. Volume 2 features 25 tracks in all – with titles that include "China" by Electric Sandwich, "Schmetterling" by Broselmaschine, "Lola" by Gomorrha, "Ballet Statique" by Conrad Schnitzler, "Rheinita" by La Dusseldorf, "Planet Earth" by Xhol Caravan, "Crayfish" by Sixty Nine, "Braintrain" by Wallenstein, "Waren Wir" by Hoelderlin, "Illusion 1" by Witthuser & Westrupp, "The World Will End On Friday" by Shaa Khan, and "Tips Zum Selbsmord" by Necronomicon. CD

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✨✧ Donald ByrdUp With Donald Byrd ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album, and unlike anything else Donald Byrd ever recorded – almost mad hodgepodge of the styles Byrd used at Blue Note, as the session brings together funky soul jazz with vocal backings – linking the groove of At The Races with the choral stylings of A New Perspective! The session's the brainchild of arranger Claus Ogerman – who scored "The Donald Byrd" singers to back up a core group that features Blue Note stalwarts Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, and Stanley Turrentine – plus some great soul jazz tenor work from Jimmy Heath. Verve scored something of a hit on the album – thanks to a tasty single version of Herbie's tunes "Blind Man, Blind Man" and "Cantelope Island" – but the whole thing's great overall, and other tracks include "My Babe", "Bossa", "You've Been Talkin Bout Me Baby", and "Boom Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child".)

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✨✧ Clearlight SymphonyClearlight Symphony (pink vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory/LMLR, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of stretched-out spaciness from the early days of Virgin Records – two side-long tracks that are filled with lots of cool keyboards, percussion, and other hip instrumentation! The record's the brainchild of Cyrille Verdeaux – who plays piano, organ, mellotron, and even gong on the set – working with a different group on each side – guitar, vibes, bass, and percussion on side one – and on side two, tenor from Didier Malherbe, guitar from Steve Hillage, and synth from Tim Blake! The sound is a bit too relaxed to be jamming, but definitely has a nice sort of proggish vibe – never sleeping, and always nice and exploratory, even when spacey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited opaque pink vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ HawkwindBest Of United Artists Years – 1971 to 1974 ... LP
United Artists/ORG, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The origins of space rock – served up here in an excellent collection of early work from Hawkwind! At the time of these sides, the group was unlike anyone else – not really prog or psych, but also not in the territory of all the later generations they'd inspire – truly an act who were out of time, yet also became timeless with work like this. Titles include "Master Of The Universe", "Brainbox Pollution", "Lost Johnny", "Web Weaver", "Lord Of Light", and "Urban Guerilla" – plus live versions of "Silver Machine" and "Space Is Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ OgiOgi ... LP
EMI/Medical, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost electro set from the French scene at the start of the 80s – a really wonderful blend of analogue sounds that mixes raw post-punk elements with some tighter, catchier moments too! The set's mostly the brainchild of Peter Ogi, but also features lyrics by Malcolm McLaren – who seems to give the record a nice snotty sensibility on the vocals, one that really helps keep an edge to the keyboard-heavy grooves! Lots of dark edges, like the best early days of Mute Records – and titles include "Nukeclear Time", "Test Pilot", "She Wolf Woof", "King Kong's Fear", "Resist Dance", "Until Love Love", and "Pet Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram purple vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ OlympiansOlympians (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – some violins, cellos, and even a harp – used to give the groove this expansive vibe that's partly blacksploitation soundtrack, but much more than that as well! Both Leon Michels and Neal Sugarman are in the group on tenor sax – but the real brainchild here seems to be Toby Panzer, who produced and arranged, and who plays a range of sublime sounds on organ, clavinet, harpsichord, vibes, and percussion! Titles include "Sirens Of Jupiter", "Saturn", "Pluto's Lament", "Mercury's Odyssey", "Europa & The Bull", "Sagittarius By Moonlight", "Neptune", "Mars", and "Diana By My Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sun RaOuter Space Employment Agency – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1973 ... CD
Total Energy, 1973/1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic live material, recorded at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s. The Fest was the brainchild of John Sinclair, the White Panther founder/Detroit radical who was also the big early manager of the MC5. Sinclair produced the set and wrote a nice set of introductory notes – but the real interest here is in the performance of Ra & The Arkestra, who are recorded live before an audience of 15,000 fans, and who include Kwame Hadi, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, and June Tyson. The set's about an hour long, and titles include "Discipline 99", "Love In Outer Space", "Watusa/Discipline", and "At First There Was Nothing". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hilton Ruiz SextetLive At Birdland ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hilton Ruiz on piano, Andy Berrios on bass, Steve Berrios on drums, Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion & David Sanchez & Peter Brainin on tenor saxophones. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousKraut – Teil 3 – Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A continuing dip into the deep underground of German prog sounds from the start of the 70s – that fantastic world that mixed together all the best experiments that were taking place in jazz, electronic, and rock music modes – all to come up with something so fresh, it would continue to influence the world for decades to come! As with previous volumes, the set list here is great – some bigger names mixed with more obscure acts that were important in Germany, but never got exposure here – topped with a few strong jazz contributions to really round things out. There's 23 long tracks on 2CDs, plus great notes too – and titles include "Mechelwind" by Aera, "Taussenfussler" by Embryo, "Jump Into Your Grave" by Emergency, "Gibli" by Niagara, "Rainbow Rider" by Sahara, "Fohats Work" by Dzyan, "Mindwill" by Volker Kriegel, "Miscarriage Of Human Thinking (part 2)" by Action, "Black Sand" by Brainticket, "We're Losing Touch" by Octopus, "Tobacco Road" by Orange Peel, "Der Elektrolurch" by Guru Guru, "Contacts Rudiment" by Joy Unlimited, "Holiday Am Marterhorn" by Kraan, "Blue Apple" by Gift, and "Mellodrama 2a" by Wolfgang Dauner Et Cetera. CD

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✨✧ Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Detroit ExperimentDetroit Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bomb – and one of the greatest records we've heard from Detroit in 30 years! This massively beautiful record is the brainchild of Carl Craig, and it's unlike anything else he's ever done – a richly cosmic blend of music that includes funk, soul jazz, house, electronica, and more – stretching back over the tremendous cultural heritage of Detroit in the post-Motown years, magically managing to bring together many elements, and forge them into a beautiful new sound for the 21st century! The scope of the project is amazing – and features contributions from legendary Detroiters Bennie Maupin, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Karriem Riggins, and others. Includes an amazing remake of Belgrave's classic space jazz cut "Space Odyssey", Doug Carn's "Revelation", Stevie Wonder's "Too High", and the tracks "Think Twice", "Midnight At Twenty Grand", "Baby Needs New Shoes", "There Is A God", and "Vernors". CD
(Out of print, penmark through slipcover barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Gang StarrHard To Earn ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats from Primo. Tracks include the classic "DWYCK" featuring Nice & Smooth – which is just about our favorite Gang Starr track ever, to be honest – plus "Speak Ya Clout" featuring Jeru and Lil Dap, "Mass Appeal", "Code Of The Streets", "Brainstorm", "Tonz O Gunz", "Suckas Need Bodyguards", "Blowin Up The Spot", "Mostly Tha Voice", "F.A.L.A.", "Now You're Mine", "Comin For Datazz", "Aiight Chill...", "The Planet", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mr Dorgon & Laura CromwellProvidence ... CD
Gutbrain, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gordon Knauer on sax, clarinet & bass & Laura Cromwell on drums, percussion & organ. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ N'sawa-SaracaAnother Town ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second album from a really great group – the brainchild of keyboardist Yasushi Karasawa, who has a way of putting together his sounds that's very unique! There's a freshness here that reminds us of the excitement we first felt when falling in love with Japanese groups back in the 90s – not that Yasushi Karasawa is in the same territory as Nobukazu Takemura or Jazztronik, but his music has this way of refining itself down from its influences – really separating itself with its execution – still jazz, but maybe more sharply defined from the pack! One of the unusual elements in the album is the presence of Raphael Sebbag from UFO – who doesn't really sing, but provides a bit of voice from time to time – and the rhythms also separate the group from the usual jazz combo, as they're spacious and blocky – not trying for a groove at all, but somehow finding a gentle one in the space between the notes. Karsawa's keys are great – nice and warm, and balanced with raspy tenor from Osdamu Inoue – plus bass from Yoshimasa Otsuka and drums from Yosuke Hase – on titles that include "Vt Vt", "Cross Point", "Another Town", "Preachy", "Dual Butterfly", and "Nepenthes". CD

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✨✧ Quiet BoysBosh! ... CD
Acid Jazz/Hollywood, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet steppers classic that never gets old – one of the best albums ever by The Quiet Boys, a UK acid jazz outfit who broke big on both sides of the Atlantic in the 90s! The group's the brainchild of jazz DJ Chris Bangs – and the work here is steeped in older jazz funk influences, particularly those of the smooth 70s scene – all handled here with a sampled and looped approach that was years ahead of similar acts – and which was done with just the right amount of space, and lack of tricks, to keep things sounding soulful! Titles include "Boshin Around", "Astral Space", "Conguero Wronguero", "Righteous", and "Take Four". CD
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✨✧ Il Guardiano Del FaroOasis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Time Capsule (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really cool set of keyboard tracks from the late 70s Italian scene – a record that's all instrumental, and somewhere in a space between earlier sound library work and some of the more illustrative electronic albums that would soon be coming out from Japan! By that, we mean that the group's brainchild, Federico Monti Arduini, conceived of the set as a larger piece, instead of a set of instrumental tracks – balancing late 70s keyboards with other electronic instrumentation, but often with a beautifully lush sort of vibe – a bit like the shift that French soundtrack scoring was taking at the time! There's definitely some currents of sentiment in the music, but never too much – that sort of careful balance we love in the best soundtrack music of Francis Lai, and the way he was shifting his own instrumentation during this period. Titles include "Lady Moon", "Zenith", "Disco Divina", "Oasis", "Sinfonia Al Sole Che Nasce", and "Non Una Corda Al Cuore". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jaga JazzistPyramid ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jaga Jazzist have always had a somewhat spiritual sounding name, but this album might be the first to really deliver on that promise – a set of long tracks that unfold openly in a mix of electronic elements and more jazz-based touches – tunes that really take the right amount of time and space to find their sound, then really soar off into the boundless sonic territory! Lars Horntveth is at the core – handling a range of guitars, keyboards, vibes, and saxes – and he also wrote and arranged the album – but there's lots of other contributions on horns and added keyboards, and a bit of vocals from a few members too, although the set is a mostly instrumental affair overall. Titles include "Spiral Era", "Tomita", "The Shrine", and "Apex". CD
Also available Pyramid (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". CD features bonus tracks that include "Sister Fine (12" mix)", "Rhunba", "Masta Luva", and "Hey Girl (7" edit)". CD
 
 
 



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