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✨✧ Lee MorganCharisma ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Alan Parsons ProjectTales Of Mystery And Imagination ... LP
Charisma, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on 20th Century, including booklet. Cover has a cutout hole and small sticker spot.)

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AudienceFriend's Friend's Friend ... LP
Charisma (UK), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $89.99
Early madness from this great British group – with titles that include "Ebony Variations", "Priestess", "Raid", "It Brings A Tear", and "Belladonna Moonshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, with pink scroll label – nice and clean, and cover is nice too!)

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AudienceLunch ... LP
Charisma (UK), 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink scroll label pressing in the textured cover, with some surface wear, mostly on back.)

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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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✨✧ Free CreekMusic From Free Creek ... LP
Charisma (UK), 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A totally great record, with very obscure origin – one that didn't come out until 1973, but which features 1969 studio jam session work with a huge amount of famous players – including Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton under fake names – plus Harvey Mandel, Jack Wilkins, Buzzy Feiten, and Todd Rundgren on guitars; Dr John, Moogy Klingman, and Keith Emerson on organ; Stu Woods and Richard Davis on bass; Chris Wood and Joe Farrell on reeds; and Linda Ronstadt, Eric Mercury, Tommy Cosgrove, and others on vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a small peeled spot at the spine.)

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GenesisFoxtrot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Charisma/Rhino, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 24.98
A fantastic classic from Genesis – a record that really has the early version of the group at their height – able to spin out longform instrumental passages that would go onto shape a generation of proggers who tried to copy their sound – amidst lyrical moments that really have Peter Gabriel hitting his imaginative stride! The set's worth it alone for the amazing side-length "Supper's Ready" – a track so trippy, it's completely different than the Phil Collins-led era of Genesis – and the record features so many other great moments – like the commentary on urban housing that is "Get Em Out By Friday", the soaring keyboard-driven "Watcher Of The Skies", and the majestic "Can Utility & The Coastliners". All that and one of the strangest covers of all time too! LP, Vinyl record album

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GenesisThree Sides Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Charisma (Japan), 1982. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $34.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Golden PalominosDrunk With Passion ... CD
Charisma, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Dying From The Inside Out", "Thunder Cries", "Hands Of Heaven", "A Sigh", "When The Kingdom Calls", and "Alive & Living Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hawklords (Hawkwind)25 Years On ... LP
Charisma, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Label has small stickers over the promo notice. Cover has a Special sticker over a promo stamp on back.)

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LindisfarneFog On The Tyne ... LP
Charisma (UK), 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US Elektra pressing, including the insert.)

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Monty PythonAnother Monty Python Record ... LP
Charisma, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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String Driven ThingMachine That Cried ... LP
Charisma, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Features lead vocals from Chris Adams, who also wrote all the songs – tunes that include "Sold Down The River", "Heartfeeder", "To See You", "Night Club", "The Machine That Cried", "Going Down", and "People On The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Vinyl has a press flaw that plays with some noise at the end of Side 2.)

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Loudon WainwrightHistory ... CD
Virgin/Charisma, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny WinterLet Me In ... CD
Pointblank/Charisma, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ AFTAutomatic Fine Tuning ... LP
Charisma (Canada), Mid 70s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty jamming little record – with the long "Great Panjandrum Wheel" split into two parts! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark, and shrinkwrap is slightly open in one corner.)

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✨✧ Peter HammillChameleon In The Shadow Of The Night ... LP
Charisma (UK), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great solo work from Peter Hammill – a very different fellow here than as part of Van Der Graaf – working on a host of guitars and pianos – in a lineup that also includes electric tenor and alto from David Jackson – plus flute, organ, mellotron, and harmonium! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice pink label UK pressing!)

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✨✧ Maxi PriestBonafide ... CD
Charisma, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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✨✧ Bert JanschLA Turnaround ... CD
Charisma/Virgin (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The LA Turnaround from Brit folk tunesmith Bert Jansch – one of the few records he made for Charisma in the mid 70s – this one fresh from the break up of the seminal Pentangle! The UK folk sound is as notable in Bert's voice as any other aspect of this warm, wonderful set – but there's also some laidback, southern Cali sunshine in the acoustic picking as well as the more fleshed out instrumentation, with some electric bass, pedal steel and electric piano that shows up when the mood strikes. A really wonderful record, produced by Mike Nesmith, who often a part of some pretty inspiring things when free of any creatively stifling Monkee business! Titles include "Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning", "Chambertin", "Travelling Man", "Stone Monkey", "Needle Of Death", "Lady Nothing", "One For Jo", "Open Up The Watergate (Let The Sunshine In), "The Blacksmith" and more. CD
(Enhanced CD with bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Maxi PriestJust A Little Bit Longer (12" remix, dub piece, massive sounds remix)/Not On My Own ... 12-inch
Charisma, 1990. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
 
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George BensonWeekend In London ... CD
Provogue, 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
George Benson is no spring chicken – but damn, he sounds plenty darn youthful here – working at the Ronnie Scotts club in London with some tight jazz funk backing! Benson sings as much as solos on guitar – and the whole thing is a great throwback to the sound of his 70s records – both in terms of the choice of tunes, and the overall spirit – that undeniable charisma that pushed George from the soul jazz underground to superstardom – a quality that's never let up over the years. Titles include "The Ghetto", "Give Me The Night", "Love X Love", "Turn Your Love Around", "In Your Eyes", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Cruise Control", "Affirmation", "Moody's Mood", and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight". CD
Also available Weekend In London (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ George BensonWeekend In London (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Provogue, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
George Benson is no spring chicken – but damn, he sounds plenty darn youthful here – working at the Ronnie Scotts club in London with some tight jazz funk backing! Benson sings as much as solos on guitar – and the whole thing is a great throwback to the sound of his 70s records – both in terms of the choice of tunes, and the overall spirit – that undeniable charisma that pushed George from the soul jazz underground to superstardom – a quality that's never let up over the years. Titles include "The Ghetto", "Give Me The Night", "Love X Love", "Turn Your Love Around", "In Your Eyes", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Cruise Control", "Affirmation", "Moody's Mood", and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Weekend In London ... CD 14.99

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DarondoLet My People Go ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Mad homegrown soul from the enigmatic Darondo – a brief Bay Area star back in the 70s, and also host of TV comedy and children's shows! Darondo only ever saw release of 3 singles, but they're all pretty darn great – a weird mix of funk, soul, and sly slinky grooves – very unique in conception, and with a heady, tripped-out vision that makes us wish he'd recorded more. Luv N Haight have really done Darondo justice with this set – bringing together all 6 tracks from the singles, plus 3 more previously unissued numbers – all in a great package that features words from the man himself, plus some great images from his older TV shows. A near-lost soul figure, but one with enough charisma to fill the careers of other more famous acts! Titles include "How I Got Over", "Let My People Go", "Legs (part 1)", "True", "Didn't I", "I Want Your Love So Bad", "My Momma & My Poppa", "Sure Know How To Love Me", and "Listen To My Song". CD
Also available Let My People Go (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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DarondoLet My People Go (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
Mad homegrown soul from the enigmatic Darondo – a brief Bay Area star back in the 70s, and also host of TV comedy and children's shows! Darondo only ever saw release of 3 singles, but they're all pretty darn great – a weird mix of funk, soul, and sly slinky grooves – very unique in conception, and with a heady, tripped-out vision that makes us wish he'd recorded more. Luv N Haight have really done Darondo justice with this set – bringing together all 6 tracks from the singles, plus 3 more previously unissued numbers – all in a great package that features words from the man himself, plus some great images from his older TV shows. A near-lost soul figure, but one with enough charisma to fill the careers of other more famous acts! Titles include "How I Got Over", "Let My People Go", "Legs (part 1)", "True", "Didn't I", "I Want Your Love So Bad", "My Momma & My Poppa", "Sure Know How To Love Me", and "Listen To My Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing on 180 gram vinyl – with download!)
Also available Let My People Go ... CD 5.99

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Jimi HendrixLive In Maui (3LP set with bonus Blu-ray) ... LP
Legacy, 1970. New Copy 3LP & Blu-ray ... $51.99
A legendary set of live performances from Jimi Hendrix – both sets recorded in Maui in July of 1970, presented here officially for the first time ever – along with a bonus documentary on the performances too! The set is kind of the true counterpart to the botched Rainbow Bridge project – and features Jimi with Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums – really stepping out on some extended tracks that are filled with searing solos, and that undeniable charisma of Hendrix on stage – still wonderful, even near the end. Titles include "Hear My Train A Comin", "Fire", "Dolly Dagger", "Ezy Rider", "Message To Love", "Lover Man", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Purple Haze", "Red House", "Hey Baby/Midnight Lightning", "Straight Ahead", "Stone Free", "Jam Back At The House", and "Freedom". Also features a great DVD – with the documentary Music Money Madness – about the group's trip to Maui and the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge project – plus all of the existing 16mm footage of the two performances that day! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimi HendrixLive In Maui (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Legacy, 1970. New Copy ... On November 20, 2020 (delayed)
A legendary set of live performances from Jimi Hendrix – both sets recorded in Maui in July of 1970, presented here officially for the first time ever – along with a bonus documentary on the performances too! The set is kind of the true counterpart to the botched Rainbow Bridge project – and features Jimi with Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums – really stepping out on some extended tracks that are filled with searing solos, and that undeniable charisma of Hendrix on stage – still wonderful, even near the end. Titles include "Hear My Train A Comin", "Fire", "Dolly Dagger", "Ezy Rider", "Message To Love", "Lover Man", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Purple Haze", "Red House", "Hey Baby/Midnight Lightning", "Straight Ahead", "Stone Free", "Jam Back At The House", and "Freedom". Also features a great DVD – with the documentary Music Money Madness – about the group's trip to Maui and the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge project – plus all of the existing 16mm footage of the two performances that day! CD
Also available Live In Maui (3LP set with bonus Blu-ray) ... LP 51.99

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✨✧ Max RomeoRevelation Time ... LP
Black World/17 North Parade, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really classic set from the great Max Romeo – a record that oozes with the soulful vocals he first forged back in the 60s, and sparks with some of the more righteous themes of his rasta roots work of the 70s! The production is perfect – laidback, unassuming, and very much a showcase for Max's role in the lead – singing over rhythms that seem as dictated by his charisma upfront, as they are part of the bedrock of the album! Although carved out in a 70s roots mode, most of the songs have themes that are still pretty darn meaningful all these many years later – with titles that include "Warning Warning", "A Quarter Pound Of I'cense", "Three Blind Mice", "Blood Of The Prophet (parts 1 & 2)", "Open The Iron Gate (parts 1 & 2)", and "Revelation Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Al JarreauL Is For Lover ... LP
Warner, 1986. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Al Jarreau is grooving in a pure modern pop soul mode on this mid 80s set – and it works really, really well – a not-so-surprising creative win even if it's not the jazzy Jarreau record longtime fans may have preferred at the time – one of our favorite mid-decade Nile Rodgers productions! Al's vocals are really excellent, bringing in all the cooing charisma he's capable of and Niles brings the clean, chart ready production – even though this one didn't hit as big as it should have. Titles include "Tell Me What I Gotta Do", "L Is For Lover", "Golden Girl", "Pleasure", "Real Tight", "Give A Little More Lovin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucinda WilliamsHappy Woman Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lucinda Williams second album for Folkways – and the first to feature her own material – introducing one of the best Americana singer songwriters of the past few decades! Happy Woman Blues has an apt title, and although there's plenty of heartache in her radiating from her vocal chords and in her words, it's done with passionate, unflinching confidence and charisma the brings a smile to our faces as wide as the one she's wearing in the cover photo. More of a honky tonk record than a blues record, and a great one! Essential! Titles include "Lafayette", "Lost It", "Maria", "Happy Woman Blues", "Rolling Along", "Howlin At Midnight", "Hard Road", "Louisiana Man" and more. CD
(Punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Bert JanschRare Conundrum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Virgin (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The third Bert Jansch album for Charisma in the early-to-mid 70s – in more of a laidback, UK folk style than the Cali flavored previous couple of LPs – and a record that's just as wonderful, and possibly the best of the three! The warmth that made his other work for Charisma so gratifying is still an integral element of the A Rare Conundrum – with more fragile melodies, and tunes steeped a bit more in traditional elements, including acoustic guitar, violin and banjo. Beautiful! Titles include "Daybreak", "One To A Hundred", "Pretty Saro", "Doctor, Doctor", "3AM", "St Fiacre", "If You See My Love", "Poor Mouth", "Cat & Mouse", "Three Chord Trick", "Lost Love" and more. CD includes 3 bonus tracks – "Three Dreamers", "Dragonfly" and "Candyman". CD

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✨✧ Bert JanschSanta Barbara Honeymoon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Virgin (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bert Jansch's second mid 70s effort for Charisma, and also the second title that's an ode to Southern Cali from the Scottish born folk singer/guitar player – and a great one! Although LA turnaround had it's moments of larger instrumentation, Jansch's voice and guitar was a defining characteristic – which is still the case on Santa Barbara Honeymoon, but it's a bit more extroverted in the group instrumentation. Bert's vocals are a bit more exuberant, too, and his impeccable guitar playing gets plenty of space in arrangements that include additional guitars, bass, drums keys, some synths and a little bit of brass. Titles include "Love Anew", "Mary And Joseph", "Be My Friend", "You Are My Sunshine", "Lost And Gone", "When The Teardrop Fell", "Build Another Band", "Dynamite", "Buckrabbit" and more. CD includes 6 bonus tracks: an alternate version of "Build Another Band", plus 5 tracks live from Montreux in 1975. CD

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersRocket Ship Rock ... CD
Norton, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wild and wooly Rocket Ship Rock from Sun Ra and his Arkestra – featuring shout blues vocalist Yochanan – often billed as "the man from outer space" and a cat who could give Screamin Jay Hawkins a run for his money in the excitable oddball category – jumping 60s r&b with an interstellar theme, freaked out jazz, and unhinged genius from the Saturn vaults! Rocket Ship Rock features material that's the next stratospheric step from the early doo wop era recordings, with Yochanan coming unhinged without ever jettisoning his considerable charisma, on most of the numbers – including rare Saturn tracks, unissued and alternate and rehearsal takes – plus rare numbers other vocalists including Little Mack, Lacy Gibson and Ebah (both from the later 60s when Ra was going crazy for the Batman themes) and Don "Dino" Dean. Amazing spacey 60s soul & r&b with a wild eyed grit and the Arkestra in it's nicely gritty realm of the cosmos. Very well packaged by the folks at Norton, with nice liner notes, too. Titles include "Muck Muck", "Hot Skillet Momma", "Rocket Ship Rock", "The Sun Man Speaks", "Message To Earth Man" (#s 1& 2) with Yochanan, plus "Tell Her To Come On Home" feat Little Mack, "I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman" feat Lacy Gibson and an unissued version with Ebah, plus "Space Stroll" featuring Don "Dino" Dean. CD
 
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ContoursDance With The Contours – Unissued Motown Recordings 1963/1964 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
The legendary unreleased Motown recordings by The Contours – material that should have been issued as a full length LP in 1964 – but all but a couple tunes have languished in the vaults until now! The group simply kills on on these dancefloor ready stormers, with raucous, charismatic lead vocals and tight harmony backup – on a set of numbers that were no doubt ready and set to slay live audiences. We're sure The Contours were unbeatable live, but these recordings really should have made it out at the time. Better late than never, to say the very least! Includes the 60s singles "Can You Do It" and "Can You Jerk Like Me", plus the unreleased "Do The See Saw", "Foot Stomping Time", "Party Groove", "Okey Dokey", "Love Is Uncertain", "Wanted", "Boy Meets Girl", "You Hurt Me So", "Throw You Out Of My Mind", "Giant Steps", "Let's Do The Uncle Willie", "Tonight", "Nobody Fine As Dinah", "Somebody's Daughter Outta", "Let's Do The Uncle Willie" and more. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ DJ Fresh & Curren$yTonite Show With Curren$y ... LP
Fresh In The Flesh, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Fresh hip hop from Bay Area producer DJ Fresh & New Orleans rhymer Curren$y! This one kicks off smoothly with with a smooth jazz sample before settling in to tight mix bass heavy beats anchoring some diverse atmosphere on the production tip, Fresh can roll from synthy and light keys floating over to grittier sounds from track to track. Curren$y is charismatic as ever of there's a strong guest roster backing them up. Includes the title track, "Easy Hard" with Guapdad 4000, "Pound In The Sky", "Round 3 Times", "Gambling Shack" feat TY, "Gimme Some Mo", "All About The Dough", "Remember The Time" and "Funny Money" feat Problem, Chevy Woods & OG Marlyn Monrollupi, LP, Vinyl record album

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Felt (Slug & Murs)Felt 3 – A Tribute To Rosie Perez (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Murs & Slug are back as Felt – with production by Aesop Rock for album 3 – and that later player gives the Felt sound a more ominously funked up backdrop! Fuzzed out, but hard hitting beatcraft, but not to the point that you can't nod your head to it, and Slug & Murs are sharp and charismatic as always. Titles include "Protagonists", "Felt Chewed Up", "The Clap", "The Prize", "Give It", "Paul Reubens", "Felt Good", "Whaleface", "Deathmurdermayhem" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(1 in 3 random copies will include a bonus die cut picture disc. Key word: RANDOM. Good luck, kids...)

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Waylon JenningsSinger Of Sad Songs ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good ... $16.99
Singer Of Sad Songs finds Waylon working with producer Lee Hazlewood on a number of excellent numbers that we love nearly as much as the iconic stuff he Jennings recorded later in the decade. Excellent, uber-charismatic recordings that should be hailed a bit more than they are! Titles include "Sick And Tired", "No Regrets", "Honky Tonk Woman", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Rock, Salt And Nails" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wide red tape holding the top left corner, with a split spine, promo imprint, and date in pen written on back.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way ... LP
Daptone, 2010. Sealed ... $19.99
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active embodiment of a true soul sound that will never go away! We've always loved that Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings recognize the studio and the stage as different worlds. On stage, Sharon is the possibly the most energetic, charismatic presence you'll ever see and the band brings heft and heat. In the studio, they stretch out and diversify wonderfully, bringing both raw, unpolished funky soul realness to some more stripped down numbers and a full on Stax or Hi level heaviness to the bigger ones. The songs are better and more memorable than ever on this record – with "The Game Gets Old" and "I Learned The Hard Way" (an astoundingly strong one/two punch for the opening minutes) plus "Better Things", "Give It Back", "Money". "The Reason", "Window Shopping", "I'll Still Be True", "Without A Heart", "If You Call" and "Mama Don't Like My Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju Rogers40 Acres N Sum Mula ... LP
Jakarta (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
Juju Rogers cut a pretty unique path on his debut album, and this might be even stronger! He has a unique perspective to draw from – born and raised in Germany with an African American GI father and a German mother, his voice and perspective in contemporary hip hop is fresh and distinctive by nature – but the craft is universally relatable. The beats and bass thump, there's nice use of live instrumentation on several tracks, and Juju's charismatic and forthright rhymes and sung vocals are really strong. Includes "89", "Real S**t", "Black Thursday", "Follow Me", "Mula", "10 Yas", "Identity", "God" & "Babalyon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kandia KouyateBiriko ... CD
Syllart (Mali), 2002. Used ... $6.99
Powerful acoustic songs from one of Mali's greatest female singers! Although her career started back in the early 90s, Kandia Kouyate record commercially until 1997 when she recorded a hit duet with Sekouba Bambino Diabate. Biriko is her second album, and its gorgeous mixture of hand percussion, acoustic guitars, balafon, n'goni, violin, and kora, among other instruments, sculpt hypnotic, spindly lines to provide the perfect support for her charismatic voice – a mixture of booming gospel-like power, incantatory intensity, and stunning lyrical tenderness. While so many African singers specialize in one approach or another, Kouyate seems to have mastered them all. The great Djelimady Tounkara of the Super Rail Band contributes guitar on several tracks. Tunes include "San Barana", "Mortalite", "Ibalan", "Djanfa", and "Kadabila". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kris KristoffersonSilver Tongued Devil & I ... LP
Monument, 1970. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Kris's second album for Monument with some of his best ever songcraft, delivered in that charismatic laidback drawl – it's perfect song after perfect song on this one! One of the most adaptable songwriting heavies of his time, Kris's own recordings always showed just how much of his own soul and spirit are in them, with a laconic charm even when strings, piano and backing vocals elevate the the arrangements a bit – and this one's got some his best ever. Includes the title track, "Jody And The Kid", "Billy Dee", "Good Christian Soldier", "Loving Her Was Easier", "The Taker", "When I Loved Her", "The Pilgrim-Chapter 33" and "Epitaph (Black And Blue)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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NasKing's Disease ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Seasons and styles change, but Nas stays true to his strong suits and status as one of the longest running living legends in the game! He stays in his neo-classic comfort zone on King's Disease – leading the way throughout with remarkably wordy, charismatically delivered rhymes, never fading into the background even with an impressive guest list. Hit-Boy drives the production on this one, recalling the golden age without retreading it, well-suited to Nas's style. Titles include "Blue Benz", "Car #85" with Charlie Wilson, "27 Summers", "10 Points", "The Cure", "Til The War Is Won" with Lil Dark, "Replace Me" with Big Sean & Don Toliver, "All Bad" with Anderson.Paak, "Ultra Black" with Hit-Boy, and "Spicy" with Fivio Foreign & A$ap Ferg. CD

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NasKing's Disease (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... On December 18, 2020
Seasons and styles change, but Nas stays true to his strong suits and status as one of the longest running living legends in the game! He stays in his neo-classic comfort zone on King's Disease – leading the way throughout with remarkably wordy, charismatically delivered rhymes, never fading into the background even with an impressive guest list. Hit-Boy drives the production on this one, recalling the golden age without retreading it, well-suited to Nas's style. Titles include "Blue Benz", "Car #85" with Charlie Wilson, "27 Summers", "10 Points", "The Cure", "Til The War Is Won" with Lil Dark, "Replace Me" with Big Sean & Don Toliver, "All Bad" with Anderson.Paak, "Ultra Black" with Hit-Boy, and "Spicy" with Fivio Foreign & A$ap Ferg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red colored vinyl bumped from late November 2020 to TBA)
Also available King's Disease ... CD 12.99

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Harry NilssonLittle Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1973. Used ... $4.99
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer could do would be to hire a a grand pop composer and an orchestra to record a set of standards, but ever the vocal trailblazer, that's what Harry did and it works magically. Gordon Jenkins conducted, and titles include Nilsson's takes on "Lazy Moon", "For Me And My Gal", "It Had To Be You", "This Is All I Ask", "As Time Goes By" and more. This CD version includes 6 bonus tracks: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "Make Believe", "Trust In Me", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Over The Rainbow" and more. CD

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Johnny OtisOn With The Show – The Johnny Otis Story Vol 2 1957 to 1974 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great second volume of pivotal episodes of The Johnny Otis Show from Ace Records and a compilation that represents two eras of Johnny Otis! On With The Show starts out by continuing the story of his late 50s and early 60s R&B years – then segues hard into his grittier funk-honed style of the late 60s and early 70s. The first half starts out right where Vol 1 left off – tracing his good-natured, rollicking R&B. Fittingly, this half of the set effectively ends with '61's "Hand Jive One More Time" and the next track, '67's "Keep The Faith", shows a remarkable transition in style to groove heavy soul and funk. It's all great – be it his charismatic riffs on the Bo Diddley beat that so characterized the "Hand Jive" era, to the ribald funk of "Signifying Monkey" and beyond. 24 tracks in all and featuring a great set of notes. Titles include "Good Golly", "The Jelly Roll", "The New Bo Diddley", "Let's Love It Up", "Banana Peels", "The Watts Breakaway", "Cold Shot", "Country Girl", "I Got The Walkin' Blues", "Cuttin' Up", "Jaws", "Bye Bye Baby (Until We Meet Again)" and more. CD

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Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here (10th Anniversary expanded edition) ... LP
XL, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Heavy, soul-baring lyricism delivered with spiritual resonance and wise authority by Gil Scott-Heron – his first album shot in far too many years, and a direct hit – essential listening for longtime listeners and neophytes alike and a well worthy entry in a legendary career! Scott-Heron is documenting his world as profoundly and poetically as ever here, and the production is built with spare, haunting beats and atmospheric bits of strings, guitar, keys, loose atmospherics and hazy electronics – loosely framing his voice and giving it all the room in needs to carry the mood. Gil sings and speaks with equal authority throughout, and you can hear the years in his voice like never before, giving him the worn edges of the old soul he always evoked. This is a record we're proud to put among his treasured recordings of the 70s and early 80s. Titles include "On Coming From A Broken Home" (Parts 1 & 2), "Your Soul And Mine", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Where Did The Night Go", "Running", "The Crutch" and more, including several interludes that are pretty amazing – captures of conversation that show Gil nearly as charismatic and poetic in "off" moments as he is recording a song. Also includes 2 covers, "Me And The Devil" (the Robert Johnson song) and the title track, Smog/Bill Callahan's "I'm New Here", given a whole new life. Expanded anniversary version also features some great material recorded at the same time – the titles "Handsome Johnny", "My Cloud", "Piano Player", "King Henry IV", "Jazz", and 2010 live studio takes of "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "Is That Jazz", and "Winter In America". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... CD
Reprise, 1962. Used ... $2.99
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack WhiteAcoustic Recordings – 1998 to 2016 ... LP
Columbia, Late 90s/2000s/Mid 2010s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A nice representation of Jack White's songcraft over the years – stretching as far back as the late 90s when he was primarily focused on the White Stripes, and on onward through the years, with songs written for his Raconteurs and more recent solo material! The set is pretty generous in length, and to White's credit, it's all worth hearing in this uncluttered, fuzz-free acoustic setting, letting the songs and his charismatic vocals carry the vibe. Mostly produced by White himself over the years and remixed in 2016, with a couple tunes with esteemed outside producers – T Bone Burnett and Beck. Titles include "Sugar Never Tasted So Good", "Hotel Yorba", "It's True That We Love One Another", "Never Far Away", "As Ugly As I Seem", "Love Is The Truth", "Love Interruption", "Blunderbuss", "Entitlement", "Want And Able", "On And On And On" and more. 26 on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddy ArnoldChristmas With Eddy Arnold ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles include "Christmas Can't Be Far Away", "White Christmas", "Up On The Housetop", "Will Santa Come To Shanty Town" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony MalabyZoning ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Nick Fraser has a great sense of cyclical energy here – a way of playing freely, but elliptically – so that there's this sense of passage and phase in some of the music, even while all the members are improvising with great intensity! The core trio features Fraser on drums, Kris Davis on piano, and Tony Malaby on saxes – the last of whom blows with an angular energy that strikes a great balance between the piano and drums. Half the record also features two more guests – Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and Lina Allemano on trumpet – and titles include "Zoning", "Wells Tower", "Sketch 46", "Coda", "Charismatics", and "Events". CD

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✨✧ Buddy GuyMan & The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vanguard/Craft, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We love our Buddy Guy here in Chicago – and this set cut for Vanguard, one of his first full solo albums with his own band will always be a favorite! Buddy's late 60s sound was as charismatic as he'd always be, but there's an understated approach to his lead that's really wonderful, and hits us much deeper than the showy, guitar solo heavy stuff that the blues club tourists want to hear! He's got the great Otis Spann playing piano, Wayne Bennett on rhythm, Jack Myers on bass, Lonny Taylor and Fred Below on drums, and Donald Hankins, Aaron Corthen and Bobby Fields on saxes. Titles include "A Man And His Blues", "I Can't Quit The Blues", "One Room Country Shack", "Just Playing My Axe", "Worry, Worry", "Jam On A Monday Morning" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Run The JewelsRun The Jewels 2 (180 gram colored vinyl) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Run The Jewels duo project from El-P & Killer Mike return for another round, thankfully – they're just too good together to have left it as a one-off – and RTJ 2 more than lives up the indie rap classic debut! Killer Mike's limber, charismatic flow is served strongly by El-P's progress, but classic boom bap inspired production – and El-P is no slouch on the mic, either – and the leftfield crop of guests bring their A-Games, too – and the titles include "Jeopardy", "Oh My Darling Don't Cry", "Close Your Eyes" with Zach De la Rocha, "Lie, Cheat, Steal", "Early" feat Boots, "Love Again (Akinyele Back)", "Crown" feat Diane Coffee, "Angel Duster" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal vinyl pressing with Gangsta Boo verse, including the sticker sheet and insert.)

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✨✧ Thug Life (2Pac)Thug Life Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 1994. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first and only volume from Tupac's Thug Life group – with Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R guest appearances by YNV & Nate Dogg – raw street rap with an uncommonly soulful backdrop for the time! Thug Life came out in the midst of the early 90s gangsta rap media backlash, and whether or the final track list was a result of that or not, the mix of hardcore rhymes with some more tender soul samples of The O'Jays, Curtis Mayfield and more on a few tracks give a more contemplative vibe here and there – and Tupac is at near peak charismatic flow on his turns at the mic, too. Includes "Bury Me A G" with Natasha Walker of YNV, "Don't Get It Twisted", "Pour Out A Little Liquor", "Stay True", "Under Pressure", "Street Fame", "Cradle To The Grave", "Str8 Ballin'". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ U RoyNatty Rebel ... LP
TR/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
U-Roy still riding high on the follow-up to Dread Inna Babylon – delivering another stone classic with Natty Rebel! Deep, steady rhythms courtesy Sly Dunbar & Lloyd Parks, background singers Barrington Spence and Flip Wilson bringing such a depth of aching, emotive soul, and U-Roy at his charismatic, rebellious best out front! He's irresistible as ever here, singing and toasting with timing and phrasing at a peak level, on songs inspired by classic songcraft that spans styles. Pure genius! Includes "Babylon Burning", "Natty Rebel", "So Jah Jah Say", "Natty Kung Fu". "If You Should Leave Me", "Do You Remember", "Traveling Man", "Have Mercy", "Baddie Boo", "Go Ther Natty" and "Fire In A Trenchtown". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yarbrough & PeoplesBe A Winner ... LP
Total Experience, 1984. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A winning batch of modern soul from Yarbrough & Peoples – synthy duet soul, bits of funk, and some sweety sultry groovers, too! Y&P do their thing in a number of modes, and that fairly expansive approach to the 80s R&B sound really sets them apart from many of their peers. On one level, the synths and period production touches are kind of slick, but there's enough of a bubbling funky underbelly to give it some grit. Alisa Peoples can deliver a sultry coo or powerhouse lead with equal success, and Calvin Yarbrough is a charismatic partner. "Don't Waste Your Time", "I'm Ready To Jam", "I'll Be There", "I Only Love You", "Be A Winner", "The Power", "Who Said That", "I Gave My All (To You)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousHow Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The oft-covered Bob Dylan songbook never sounds so soulful – classic interpretations of Dylan's canon from a great, far reaching roster of black artists – from the the ever-stirring Staple Singers, southern soul heroes Howard Tate and OV Wright, charismatic country soul from Brook Benton, great gender role perspective flipped versions by Nina Simone and Patti LaBelle, a funky tamborine take by Con Funk Shun and much more! It's another excellent entry in the Songwriter Series from Ace Records, extra excellent in that it takes an obvious hero of 60s Songwriter – and actually pulls together songs that'll take you by surprise for their depth – whether you treasure Dylan, deep 60s & 70s solo & group R&B, funk, folk soul...or all of the above! Includes "Blowin In The Wind" by OV Wright, "Girl From The North Country" by Howard Tate, "The Man In Me" by The Persuations, "Lay lady Lay" by The Isley Brothers, "Emotionally Yours" by The O'Jays, "All Along The Watchtower" by Bobby Womack, "Maggie's Farm" by Soloman Burke, "Mr. Tamborine Man" by Con Funk Shun and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (Jive pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – but Schoolly's laidback, charismatic delivery always tempered that language in our minds, and the production sounds fresh to this day. Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our favorite favorite hip hop records of the later 80s! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Get N' Paid", "Do It Do It" and the rest LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousHow Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The oft-covered Bob Dylan songbook never sounds so soulful – classic interpretations of Dylan's canon from a great, far reaching roster of black artists – from the the ever-stirring Staple Singers, southern soul heroes Howard Tate and OV Wright, charismatic country soul from Brook Benton, great gender role perspective flipped versions by Nina Simone and Patti LaBelle, a funky tamborine take by Con Funk Shun and much more! It's another excellent entry in the Songwriter Series from Ace Records, extra excellent in that it takes an obvious hero of 60s Songwriter – and actually pulls together songs that'll take you by surprise for their depth – whether you treasure Dylan, deep 60s & 70s solo & group R&B, funk, folk soul...or all of the above! Includes "Blowin In The Wind" by OV Wright, "Girl From The North Country" by Howard Tate, "The Man In Me" by The Persuations, "Lay lady Lay" by The Isley Brothers, "Emotionally Yours" by The O'Jays, "All Along The Watchtower" by Bobby Womack, "Maggie's Farm" by Soloman Burke, "Mr. Tamborine Man" by Con Funk Shun and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Randy HallI Belong To You ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A catchy slice of mid 80s soul from Randy Hall – an excellent musician who handles quite a bit of the instrumentation, on top of being a charismatic singer – and this one's produced by Ray Parker Jr, whose ear for catchy hooks is in top form! Hall spins a lot of plates on his own – most of the vocals, some guitar, bass, keys and programming – but there's a lot of other great players in the studio, including producer Parker – and that dedication to real musicianship puts I Belong To You on higher level than a lot of pop soul, circa '84! Great stuff! Includes "I've Been Watching You (Jamie's Girl)", "A Gentleman", "Feel My Eyes", "She's My Little Star", 'I Want To Touch You", "I Belong To You", "A Real Man" and more. CD

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✨✧ Leonard CohenThanks For The Dance ... CD
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A much stronger posthumous release from the great Leonard Cohen than we were expecting – definitely up there with the last few albums of his lifetime, the best of which we honestly love as much as the late 60s classics! The charismatic speak-singing poetry on Thanks For The Dance is strong, so enchanting, and these late recordings put to haunting and spare backing by his son Adam are wonderful – in spirit, harking back to the sparest style of his most classic work. If you're a long time fan and were worried by the pre-release press about this one getting an assist from modern heroes and heroines like Beck, Feist and members of Arcade Fire & The National, Adam Cohen wisely keep Leonard's voice looming as large as ever – the guests never stepping out of his shadow. Include "Happens To The Heart", "The Night In Santiago", "Moving On", "Thanks For The Dance", "It's Torn", "The Goal", "Puppets", "The Hills" and "Listen To The Hummingbirds". CD

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here (10th Anniversary expanded edition) ... CD
XL, 2010. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Heavy, soul-baring lyricism delivered with spiritual resonance and wise authority by Gil Scott-Heron – his first album shot in far too many years, and a direct hit – essential listening for longtime listeners and neophytes alike and a well worthy entry in a legendary career! Scott-Heron is documenting his world as profoundly and poetically as ever here, and the production is built with spare, haunting beats and atmospheric bits of strings, guitar, keys, loose atmospherics and hazy electronics – loosely framing his voice and giving it all the room in needs to carry the mood. Gil sings and speaks with equal authority throughout, and you can hear the years in his voice like never before, giving him the worn edges of the old soul he always evoked. This is a record we're proud to put among his treasured recordings of the 70s and early 80s. Titles include "On Coming From A Broken Home" (Parts 1 & 2), "Your Soul And Mine", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Where Did The Night Go", "Running", "The Crutch" and more, including several interludes that are pretty amazing – captures of conversation that show Gil nearly as charismatic and poetic in "off" moments as he is recording a song. Also includes 2 covers, "Me And The Devil" (the Robert Johnson song) and the title track, Smog/Bill Callahan's "I'm New Here", given a whole new life. Expanded anniversary version also features some great material recorded at the same time – the titles "Handsome Johnny", "My Cloud", "Piano Player", "King Henry IV", "Jazz", and 2010 live studio takes of "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "Is That Jazz", and "Winter In America". CD
Also available I'm New Here (10th Anniversary expanded edition) ... LP 28.99
 
 
 



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