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Eyeless In GazaSkelatal Framework – The Cherry Red Recordings 1981 to 1986 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99 51.99
A huge legacy of music from Eyeless In Gaza – an important British duo from the post-punk years, and one with a sound that definitely went on to shape the style of much bigger acts at the time! As with some of their darker contemporaries, the group began in a style that was stark and electric, but warmed things up as the records moved on, and they really learned how to hone their craft – especially the vocals of Martyn Bates, who has a pre-goth way of sounding spooky and soulful at the same time – all in a mode that's very British as well! Most tracks are pretty spare – lots of keyboards, moody bass, and guitar – and the set brings together 102 tracks from their albums for the Cherry Red label, plus singles too – in a box that has each of the five CDs divided up into thematic styles – running from catchy cuts on one disc to much more experimental work on another! CD

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VariousPillows & Prayers – Cherry Red Records 1981 to 1983 ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 34.99 About November 11, 2022
A classic compilation on Cherry Red Records! The music here really gets at the genius of Cherry Red in the post-punk years – as the label was one of the few to really embrace all the many styles that were percolating in the UK – as you'll hear on the selection of work that runs from punkish to personal, experimental to evacuated, most of it still as fresh today as it was a few decades back! Artists include The Monochrome Set, Thomas Leer, The Nightingales, Ben Watt, Marine Girls, Tracey Thorn, and Felt. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPillows & Prayers – Cherry Red Records 1981 to 1983 (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $32.99 50.99 About November 11, 2022
A classic compilation on Cherry Red Records! The music here really gets at the genius of Cherry Red in the post-punk years – as the label was one of the few to really embrace all the many styles that were percolating in the UK – as you'll hear on the selection of work that runs from punkish to personal, experimental to evacuated, most of it still as fresh today as it was a few decades back! Artists include The Monochrome Set, Thomas Leer, The Nightingales, Ben Watt, Marine Girls, Tracey Thorn, and Felt. CD
 
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Biff Bang PowBetter Life – Complete Creations 1984 to 1991 (6CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 6CD ... $42.99 59.99
The complete Creation Records work of Biff Bang Pow – a group who were one of our favorite moments of 80s jangle pop from the UK – a group headed up by Creation founder Alan McGee, and an ensemble who probably kept the Creation spirit more strongly than any other group! McGee took the group's name from a 60s tune by the group The Creation – and the style of the music follows very strongly in the spirit of that influence – lean, guitar-driven, slightly psychedelic pop tunes – crafted with a simple and slightly dark approach. But there's also some of the darker production styles that emerged in the post-punk generation – which ensures that although catchy, the group's work is never too poppy – especially in comparison to some of their contemporaries who fled to bigger fame at major labels. The scope of Biff Bang Pow's material is tremendous – served up here on full albums that include Pass The Paintbrush Honey, The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel, Oblivion, Love Is Forever, Me, and The Laughing Apple – plus dozens and dozens of rare tracks – singles-only material, demos, alternates, live material, and more – some of it unreleased! The huge box features a massive 129 tracks in all. CD

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Blossom DearieTeach Me Tonight ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used ... $6.99
Includes the albums Give Him The Ooh-La-La and Once Upon A Summertime. CD
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DramatisFor Future Reference (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
An unusual full length album from Dramatis – a group who'd been working as the backup group for Gary Numan, then had to step out on their own after getting the boot! That's hardly an issue, though – as this set features the group really awash in all the best modes they'd forged with Numan – a catchy take on the electronic-heavy pop that Gary often used behind his own vocals – delivered with a surprisingly great sound by the group on their own – with vocals, themes, and a cool cold vibe that's very much what you'd expect. Titles include "Oh 2025", "Human Sacrifice", "I Only Find Rewind", "Turn", "On Reflection", "Ex Luna Scientia", "Love Needs No Disguise", and "No One Lives Forever". CD features lots of bonus material – including "Face On The Wall", "Lady DJ (12" mix)", "One Step Ahead (12" mix)", "The Curtain", "Pomp & Stompandstamp", "I Can See Her Now (12" mix)", and "The Shame (12" dance party mix 1)". Also features eight more single mixes of album tracks – plus eight more tracks from a live BBC concert in 1982! CD

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FeltCrumbling The Antiseptic Beauty ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
The genius first album from Felt – a record that really stood apart from most of the UK post-punk scene of the time – even though it was to have a huge impact on British music in years to come! The approach here is almost psychedelic – with tracks that move past 3 minutes, and feature lots of long, introspective passages on guitar – but the production and presentation is definitely of the moment, too – as the set was produced by John Rivers, who'd helped Swell Maps get their unique sound – which really brings a starkness to the record that's not only beautiful, but which sounds completely unlike anything that came before. Titles include "Evergreen Dazed", "Fortune", "Cathedral", "I Worship The Sun", "Birdmen", and "Templeroy". CD

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FeltPictorial Jackson Review ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Pure genius from a group who kept on growing strongly over the relatively short span of their career – maybe under-sung heroes at the time of their release, at least on this side of the Atlantic – but one of the few truly classic groups we can think of from the decade, at least with a recorded legacy this strong! The songs are as creatively distinct as anything every put forth by Morrissey and The Smiths – but in a very unique sort of way, with Lawrence firmly guiding the sound with his vocals amidst the wonderful songswirl of Hammond organ and guitar. Titles include "Apple Boutique", "Ivory Past", "Until The Fools Get Wise", "Bitter End", "How Spook Got Her Man", "Christopher Street", "Under A Pale Light", and "Don't Die On My Doorstep". CD

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FeltSeventeenth Century (aka Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Brilliant – simply brilliant – work by Felt – an album recorded at a time when they should have gone for the hits, but pulled back to really work on their own creative vibe! The album is an instrumental one all the way through – unlike any of their others, all of which feature vocals – and it's got the quartet working in a melange of organ, electric piano, guitar, and percussion – crafting spare and thoughtful little tunes, all very short, and all working like little "song poems" in a plain, simple, and very subtle sense. Gone are the extended noodling bits of the early albums, and in their place are concise musical statements that are brilliantly delivered with a sound unlike anything else we can think of – at once evoking images of 60s use of organ and guitars, but at another, coming off with a sound that stretches back to the American heartland, and the dark days of early Europe. Titles include "The Palace", "Song For William S Harvey", "Ancient City Where I Lived", "Voyage To Illumination", and "Sapphire Mansions". CD

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Girls At Our BestPleasure (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Happy Birthday/Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
Girls At Our Best only gave the world one album back in the day – but it's a hell of a set that has the British group standing strongly next to contemporaries like Au Pairs, The Slits, and Siouxsie & The Banshees! Given the vocal style of lead singer Judy Evans at times, the group definitely has echoes of the latter – but during their early, punkier days – a quality that's echoed by the raw Leeds-style guitar riffs that dominate the record and really give things an edge! But there's also some sweeter moments, too – almost in the spirit of Marine Girls or Shop Assistants – which sometimes carry a political message that's maybe even more powerful with the change in style – making for a really well-rounded set that stretches through cuts that include "Goodbye To Jazz", "I'm Beautiful Now", "Too Big For Your Boots", "Pleasure", "Fun City Teenagers", "Heaven", "Fast Boyfriends", and "She Flipped". The original album is expanded here with a huge amount of bonus tracks – single cuts "Politics", "Warm Girls", "Getting Nowhere Fast", "Go For Gold", "This Train", and "It's Fashion" – plus two demo tracks, seven BBC tracks, a fourteen track Edinburgh live set from 1981, and a thirteen track New York concert from the same year! CD

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Hollywood BratsSick On You – The Album/A Brats Miscellany ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 20.99
Trashy glam rock from the Hollywood Brats – the UK followers of the New York Dolls that bring too much raw, gleeful and punchy tunefulness to their knockoff to incur any wrath from us Doll devotees! The approach is the same is Thunders & Co, as is the love of feathers and lace – with a sneering, pre punk fire that can't be discounted! The Brats might even be more of a progenitor to simple punk than all purpose sleaze of the Dolls – with tracks that include "Chez Maximes", "Another School Day", "Nightmare", "Empty Bottles", "Courtesan", "Then He Kissed Me", "Tumble With Me", "Southern Belles", "Drowning Sorrows", and "Sick On You". This great 2CD set brings together the full Sick On You album – mostly recorded in 1973, with a sound that's very advanced for its time – plus a Brats Miscellany of 15 more rare tracks from the same period! CD

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House Of LoveBurn Down The World – The Fontana Years 1989 to 1993 (House Of Love/Babe Rainbow/Audience With The Mind/bonus tracks & live material) (8CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 8CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge overview of the second chapter of work from House Of Love – a group who were a key part of the legendary Creation Records scene in the UK in the mid 80s, then made a shift to a bigger label – where they cut all the music in this package – and then some! Unlike some of their contemporaries, House Of Love never traded in their swirling guitars for too much in the way of dance music – which means that the work here is a nice extension of their early Creation sound – that great moment when older psych influences were filtered through a leaner post-punk sensibility – really revolutionizing British rock, at a level that made this group one of the key forbearers of a new generation! The package features all the albums the group recorded for Fontana – House Of Love, Babe Rainbow, and Audience With The Mind – but with an 8CD set, you can imagine that there's a lot of bonus material – 3CDs worth of single tracks, remixes, and other material – 2 more CDs worth of live performances – and even lots of bonus tracks added to the core albums too. There's 139 tracks in the set – including some unreleased selections! CD

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Nucleus & Ian CarrTorrid Zone – The Vertigo Recordings 1970 to 1975 (Elastic Rock/We'll Talk About It/Solar Plexus/Belladonna/Labyrinth/Roots/Under The Sun/Snakehips/Alley Cat) (6CD set) ... CD
Vertigo/Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $38.99 59.99
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already coming off an important 60s legacy, co-leading a group with tenorist Don Rendell – so the vibe here is like an extension of that very rhythmic, very tonal modern work – but with the addition of electrified instrumentation – thanks to the guitar work of Chris Spedding and keyboards of Karl Jenkins – who plays some fantastic electric lines throughout! The vibe is maybe a bit in the territory of early 70s electric work by Miles Davis and Donald Byrd (pre-Mizell for the latter) – but there's maybe a farther-reaching concept at play on many of the records, at a level that always helped the group cross over to the prog crowd, and move beyond just a straight jazz audience. Other key players include Brian Smith on tenor and soprano saxes – a really fantastic part of the lineup – plus Jeff Clyne on bass and John Marshall on drums – and as the albums move along a bit, the lineup shifts slightly, and also opens up to guests who include Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Tony Levin on drums, and Norma Winstone on voice. And although some of the albums have been reissued before, this is the first set to really dive in completely – and bring together material from the Vertigo Records releases that include Elastic Rock, We'll Talk About It Later, Solar Plexus, Belladonna, Labyrinth, Roots, Under The Sun, Snakehips Etcetera, and Alley Cat. CD

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PhotosPhotos (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
The Photos look plenty new wave on the cover, and they sound plenty new wave within – maybe a bit of a UK nod to the sound of Blondie in the late 70s, but with some punkier elements of their own as well! The record's the sort that was maybe lost in the record racks at the time, but is a well-deserved fresh dig all these many years later – a great reminder that there was so much new music during this moment, some of the better groups never fully go their due – even if they did get a brief shot at fame with a bigger label release like this! Titles include "Do You Have Fun", "Irene", "Barbarellas", "Now You Tell Me That We're Through", "Look At The Band", "Friends", "Loss Of Contact", "All I Want", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", and "She's Artistic". CD also includes an 8 track bonus album of far punkier demos, titled The Blackmail Tapes – which includes the tracks "Last Time", "With Honours", "Sex Object", "Lady Is A Tramp", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "Skateboard" – plus additional bonus tracks "Guitar Hero", "I'm So Attractive", and "Je T'Aime". CD

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ShoesBlack Vinyl Shoes – The Anthology 1973 to 1978 (Black Vinyl Shoes/Bazooka/One In Versailles/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A great package of work from Shoes – one of the finest acts to come from the Illinois scene in the 70s – presented here with three full albums, and bonus tracks too! First up is their seminal Black Vinyl Shoes – an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up with a raw, earnest quality that's neither punk nor hard rock – yet which deserved to be praised every bit as much as the best contemporary efforts in those genres too! These guys have a hell of a way with a hook, yet never hit you over the head with it either – and there's a lack of posturing that's really refreshing – a key difference between the sound of Shoes and their bigger Northern Illinois contemporaries Cheap Trick – an attitude that's different than, yet not that far off from the energy of The Replacements to come. Titles include "Capital Gain", "Boys Don't Lie", "She'll Disappear", "Fatal", "It Really Hurts", "Nowhere So Fast", and "Fire For Awhile". Bazooka is the long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points – although other tunes have them ripping out these mean guitar lines that are definitely way too ballsy for early punk. The songwriting is superb – amazing considering how young the guys were, and that the record was really just recorded for their own initial interest – and not a bigger company looking for a hit. There's also more darkness than in later years too – not everywhere, but at key points that make for a nice edge to the record. Titles include "Pinheads", "Love Took A Turn", "Rock Your One", "Along With Love", "New Meat", "I'm Brazen", "The Atlantic", "My Anisette", and "Educated". Last is One In Versailles – the debut album from Shoes – a cracker of a first record from any band, but a set that hardly made a dent at the time – given that it was only pressed in a limited run of 300 copies! That doesn't stop it from being a real moment of greatness, though – because the set sparkles with charm right from the very first note – nicely less polished than Shoes' later work, especially their major debut on Elektra – with a raspy intensity that really furthers the ideas wrapped up in the core of the tunes – and which almost comes across with the earnest yet relaxed quality of The Feelies in parts – even though this one was cut years before the emergence of that group! Titles include "One Night", "The Sun", "Banjo", "Eggroll Rock", "Do I Get So Shy", "Un Dans Versailles", "Kristine", and "Dance In Your Sleep". Comes in a box with a big booklet of notes – and 18 bonus tracks that include "Rock & Roll Freak", "My Husband's Home", "I'd Like To Take You Out Again", "Nothing Means More", "I Can Make It (demo)", "I Wanna Hide", "Okay (Bomp version)", "Tomorrow Night (Bomp version)", "Baby's Gone", "Ever Again", "Lucky Tail", "Capital Offense, "She'll Disappear (demo)", "I'll Take You Away (alt)", and "Like I Told You (second version)". CD

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ShoesElektrafied – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1982 (Present Tense/Tongue Twister/Boomerang/rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99
Three classic albums from Shoes, plus bonus tracks, and a full CD worth of rare material too! First up is Present Tense – a power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs are impeccable, and the group do a fantastic job of blending sharper guitars with really great lyricism – a mode that maybe makes the Illinois group a strong precursor for territory that The Replacements wouldn't hit until many years later – and which makes just about every track on the album a precious nugget that just gets better and better with time! Titles include "Now & Then", "Every Girl", "I Don't Wanna Hear It", "Three Times", "In My Arms Again", and "Too Late". On Tongue Twister, Shoes continue the brilliance of their first album for Elektra – serving up the kind of music that was so well-done, so subtle, it was maybe missed by most of the world at the time – even though it's gone onto the status of classic, thanks to legions of fans and critics! Shoes have a way with a tune that's unlike anyone else – maybe that compressed charm of Big Star, but fused into the sharper modes of the power pop years – but without any of the too commercial modes of some of the bigger groups of the time. Instead, the whole thing feels like you've just stumbled upon a brilliant band, playing in a backroom bar – which, unfortunately, is how Shoes spent too much of their career. Titles include "Only In My Sleep", "She Satisfies", "Found A Girl", "Hate To Run", "When It Hits", "Yes Or No", "Your Imagination", and "Girls Of Today". On Boomerang, Shoes maybe look a bit too new wave on the cover, but still sound perfect within – very much in charge of that perfect yet understated approach to a tune that has gone on to make them legends in all the many years since this album was released! The group were never out to change the world, and maybe that held them back at the time – but they were also never trying for big chart success, or too-slick modes – and there's a wonderfully honest, down to earth approach to the songwriting and production that clearly sets the stage for all the bigger late 80s groups that would follow in their wake. Nearly every tune is a completely catchy mofo – and titles include "Curiosity", "In Her Shadow", "Double Talk", "The Summer Rain", "Under The Gun", "The Tube", and "What Love Means". 4CD set features a huge amount of bonus material – 8 track demo versions of all three albums, added to their discs – and a bonus CD of 18 more rare tracks – all in a box, with a big booklet of notes! CD

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Bridget St JohnFrom There To Here – UK/US Recordings 1974 to 1982 (Jumblequeen/Take The Fifth/New York Sessions/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 39.99
The second chapter in the career of Bridget St John, presented here in all its glory – with one key album, lots more rare material, and even some unissued session tracks too! The set begins with the wonderful album Jumblequeen – post-Dandelion Records work by British singer Bridget St John – an album that's a bit more straightforward than some of her earlier work, but still pretty darn great! Bridget still sings and plays guitar in a relatively folksy way – but there's a tighter focus here than before – a sense of song structure that's really wonderful, and which is delivered with these incredibly haunting vocals that almost remind us of Nico on her first album for Verve – only a bit better! Other instrumentation is often spare – but includes just the right amount of cello, organ, viola, and other lightly-used instruments to flesh out the tunes with sad colors and nicely blue shades. Titles include "Sparrowpit", "Song For The Waterden Widow", "Curious & Woolly", "Want To Be With You", "Last Goodnight", "Long Long Time", and "Sweet Painted Lady". CD1 also features other UK recordings from the time – including "3db Australia", "Bumper To Bumper", "Grow", "Nancy Alice", and "Just Like A Woman (Battered Ornaments version)". Next is the record Take The 5ifth – a set issued in the 90s, but with late 70s/early 80s demo tracks recorded by Bridget on her own, many with a fair bit of piano and keyboards – and contributions from other musicians that make them way more polished than just solo demo tracks. Titles include "Jealous Jailer", "Make Me Whole", "I Need It Sometimes", "Talk To Me", "Manhattan Madhatters", "One Night Wonder", and "Catch A Falling Star". Last up is the most unusual material, as CD3 features New York Sessions from the mid 70s, most of which have never been released, and show Bridget in a really wonderful mode – a bit warmer than her previous UK recordings, but with that edge we always love in her vocals – sometimes getting instrumental help from the team of Jim Mullen and Dick Morrissey. Titles include unusual versions of "Curious & Woolly", "Help Him Through", "Crazy Heart", "Talk To Me", "Sunnyside Up", "Flying For Now", "Moody", "Easy Come Easy Go",a nd "Keep You In Touch". CD

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Jimmy Yancey/Freddie MitchellBlues & Boogie/Boogie Bash ... CD
Righteous/Cherry Red (UK), 1940s. Used ... $4.99
Split release with Jimmy Yancey's "Yancey Stomp", "State Street Special", "Tell 'Em About Me", "Five O'Clock Blues", "Yancey's Bugle Call", "Death Letter Blues", "Crying in My Sleep", and "28th and Dearborn". Freddie Mitchell has "Moon Dog Boogie", "Home Sweet Home", "Mama Inez", "Mary Anne", "Long Lean Daddy", "Roll 'Em Boogie", "National Emblem", "The Wedding March", "Louise", and "I Got Your Boogie". CD

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Various1979 – Revolt Into Style – 76 Year-Defining Tracks (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
The box takes its name from a Red Noise song issued in 1979 – and the collection features a whole host of other crucial tracks from that important year in the British music scene – a time when punk was already fading some of its initial glow, but opening the door for a whole host of new groups and creative styles to make their way into the world – as you'll hear here on this really well-collected batch of tracks from right at the tail end of the 70s! The work here is by artists who'd soon raise to greater fame, maybe just represented here by an initial single or two – mixed with others that left a big mark at the time, but maybe didn't have the longer staying power – a blend that's a great reminder of how dynamic the UK scene was at the time, and much more receptive to newcomers than some of the more bloated American music outlets in 1979. Styles move way way past punk – and the box features a whopping 75 tracks in all, with work by Glaxo Babies, Dead Fingers Talk, Jonnie & The Lubes, The Members, Joy Division, John Cooper Clarke, Magazine, Sham 69, Three Party Split, Tubeway Army, Teardrop Explodes, The Skids, Clash, Jags, Undertones, The Ruts, Jam, XTC, The Regents, Spizzenergi, Madness, The Monks, Vapors, The Pack, Disco Zombies, Swell Maps, and many others! CD

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VariousC85 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1985. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 39.99 About October 14, 2022
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VariousC88 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1988. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
The third great volume in this wonderful series that looks at the huge explosion of British indie rock in the mid 80s – and a collection that maybe compiles tracks from the last great year of the scene! Not that British music stopped dead in its tracks – but the following year saw dance/house come in from surprising corners, and many groups either hit big commercial fame, or step sideways into other modes – which maybe made 1988 the last great year for guitar-driven, sharply-penned tracks like these! As with other projects of this nature from Cherry Red, the presentation is wonderful – loads of tracks in a 5" square box, with a big bonus book of notes too – all delivering a lot of greatness in a tiny package. The set features 71 tracks in all – and titles include "The Camera Loves Me" by Would Be Goods, "Clear" by Whirl, "On Tape" by the Pooh Sticks, "Lies" by Bridewell Taxis, "One Summer" by Moss Poles, "Tattered Tangled & Torn" by Bradford, "Creamation Town" by The Poppyheads, "High" by Choo Choo Train, "Elephant Stone (7" version)" by The Stone Roses, "Mary's Garden" by Mock Turtles, "Ballad Of Jet Harris" by Apple Boutique, "Heaven Knows" by The Flatmates, "They Fell For Words Like Love" by Hangman's Beautiful Daughters, "Prize" by Kitchens Of Distinction, "Shame On You" by The Darling Buds, "Dying For It" by The Vaselines, "Curry Crazy" by Bad Dream Fancy Dress, "Glastonbury" by Rodney Allen, "Shake" by The Corn Dollies, "Cubans In The Bluefields" by East Village, "Who Works The Weather" by The Great Leap Forward, and "Sun Sea Sand" by The Revolving Paint Dream. CD

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VariousC89 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99 30.99
The British scene right at the cusp of the big time – tracks from a moment when the always-indie world of the C86 generation was just about to break into much wider territory, including a fair bit of crossover fame on this side of the Atlantic as well! The fuzzy touches of the Creation Records crowd have been more than absorbed by lots of these groups, as have some of the more offbeat rhythms of the avant pop groups on the fringes – and mixed with some of the more electric beats that Manchester acts were bringing to play, especially with a bit of dancefloor play. Yet throughout it all, there's a superior sense of songcraft that really holds these tracks together – plenty of numbers that shoulda been hits, mixed with work by groups who were just about to break through – and peppered throughout by lots of other gems from artists who just never made it that far. As with all the previous volumes in this wonderful series, there's a stunning level of depth to the whole presentation – really documenting this fantastic moment when it seemed that the British scene was able to turn out wonderful records day after day, week after week – most of them from small labels and upcoming artists. The package features a whopping 72 tracks in all – with work by The Ammonites, Pooh Sticks, Bridewell Taxis, The Popguns, Stone Roses, Strawberry Story, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Red Chair Fadeaway, Korova Milkbar, The La's, Family Cat, Me & Dean Martin, The Church Grims, Men Of Westness, Said Liquidator, Christine's Cat, Kit, The Rain, The Moss Poles, Treebound Story, The Snapdragons, Just Another Sunny Day, The Orchids, The Bardots, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, and Ambitious Beggars. CD

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VariousElectrical Language – Independent British Synth Pop 1978 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99
A massive look at a key moment in British music – that post-punk era when keyboards and electronics came into the mix, but weren't yet used in polished or commercial ways! The groups here really run the gamut – from some who'd later move into more noisy territory, to others who might change things up and go for the charts – almost all captured at their earliest, working for the wealth of tiny indie labels that sprang up in England once the forces of punk knocked down the walls of the major labels! The scope of sounds here is totally great – from moody, moogy analogue numbers – to other tighter electronic songs that burst and crackle with energy – sometimes instrumental, often vocal – and always a cut above. The package is a hardcover book-style one – with page after page of notes and images on the artists in the set – plus 4CDs that feature a total of 80 tracks – with music by The Passage, Thomas Leer, Box Of Toys, Poeme Electronique, Dalek I, Colourbox, The Normal, Alex Fergusson, Eyeless In Gaza, Bodhi Beat Poets, Two, The Fast Set, Play, Goat, Futurerhythm, David Harrow, Fiat Lux, Blue Zoo, Lori & the Chameleons, Tim Blake, Charlie's Brother, The Quarks, Hybrid Kids, Beasts In Cages, Naked Lunch, Edward Ka-Spel, The Mobile, Fad Gadget, Local Boy Makes Good, Chris & Cosey, Pink Industry, Music For Pleasure, and many more! CD

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VariousFac 51 – The Hacienda 1982 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy 4CD ... $39.99 44.99 About November 20, 2022
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VariousKids On The Street – UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CDs ... $26.99 39.99 About November 20, 2022
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VariousMake More Noise – Women In Independent Music UK 1977 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CDs ... $36.99 51.99
A really great idea for a collection, and one that traces a really unique moment in time – that explosion of small indie labels on the UK scene during the early years of punk – a moment that opened the door for countless new waves of musical expression for years to come! Sure, the big labels recorded their share of girl rockers in the 70s – but it was up to labels like Rough Trade, Stiff, and many others to fully give under-discovered artists a role in the music – as you'll hear in this collection that starts with the earliest years of UK punk, and moves into some of the bigger names of the indie scene in the decade to come. As with other Cherry Red sets of this nature, the package is almost worth the price alone – a book-styled jacket with pages of notes on each of the artists within – to support a massive 4CD set list with 90 tracks by artists who include Margox, Cocteau Twins, Ova, Dolly Mixture, Amy & The Angels, X Ray Spex, Poison Girls, Androids Of Mu, Lene Lovich, Bright Girls, Toyah, Flatbackers, Lora Logic, Girlschool, The Slits, The Chefs, Au Pairs, Rip Rig & Panic, The Skodas, Darling Buds, Miaow, Primitives, Vaselines, Raincoats, We've Got A Fuzzbox, Strawberry Switchblade, Tracey Ullman, Pink Industry, and many others! CD

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VariousMusic For New Romantics (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 39.99 About November 20, 2022
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VariousSun Shines Here – The Roots Of Indie Pop 1980 to 1984 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A really lovely little collection, and a set that digs deep into a time when things were moving from the fringes to the mainstream in British music – but with groups that still mostly had a real edge and a strong sense of invention! The work here is setting the scene for some of the big global hits to come in the second half of the 80s and start of the 90s – as the English experiments of the post-punk years were finding ways to be a bit more tuneful, but without shaking off the politics, songwriting, and production techniques that made them so revolutionary at the time. As with other Cherry Red box sets, the track list here is superb – and supported by an equally superb set of notes – in a package of 74 tracks that includes work by The Loft, Higsons, Twinsets, Yeah Yeah Noh, Scritti Politti, The Nightingales, Weekend, Everything But The Girl, Friends Again, Pulp, Jane & Barton, Wah Heat, Teardrop Explodes, Scars, Mo-Dettes, Girls At Our Best, Vic Godard & The Subway Set, Josef K, Wild Wans, Jowe Head, Art Objects, Monochrome Set, Marine Girls, Trixie's Big Red Motorbike, In Embrace, Dislocation Dance, Microdisney, Grab Grab The Haddock, Jasmine Minks, Pale Fountains, and many others! CD

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VariousThis Was Your Future – Space Rock & Other Psychedelics 1978 to 1998 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 38.99
A big overview of a huge underground movement that got started around the same time as punk – but which was completely different in both style and substance – and maybe almost a secret sort of extension of prog modes from the earlier part of the 70s! The "space rock" in the title sets the whole thing up – but the music here extends well past the initial forays of Hawkwind and a few of their contemporaries – sometimes electronic, sometimes guitar-driven – the latter at a level that would have some of these artists also help usher in a new generation of psychedelic sounds as well! The set was put together by Dave Brock of Hawkwind – a guy who certainly knows his stuff, and who also generously gives credit to some of his key contemporaries and followers on the scene in later years – served up here with detailed notes on all the contents, in a box that includes 39 soaring tracks from Kava Kava, The Tryp, Sonic Assassins, Underground Zero, Treatment, Boris & His Bolshoie Balalaika, Kryptasthesie, Ozric Tentacles, Spaceship Eyes, Sun Dial, Michael Moorcock's Deep Fix, Sons Of Selina, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, Nukli, Ethereal Counterbalance, Hawklord, and Hawkwind – of course! CD

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✨✧ Kevin CoyneNobody Dies In Dreamland – Home Recordings 1972 ... CD
Cherry Red/Turpentine (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Fall1982 (Hex Enduction Hour/Room To Live/In A Hole/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Kamera/Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing package – three great albums by The Fall, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Hex Enduction Hour – one of our key go-to albums by The Fall – a set in which all their early promise really came into focus – with even more wit and power than before! The jagged lyricism of Mark E Smith is razor-sharp – as is the instrumentation, which is heavy on that trademark noisy guitar from Craig Scanlon, weird keyboards from Marc Riley, and the driving power of the double drummers in the group! The music is every bit as textually explosive as the words on the cover – and titles include "Who Makes The Nazis", "And This Day", "Jawbone & The Air Rifle", "The Classical", "Mere Psued Mag Ed", "Fortress/Deer Park", and the classic "Hip Priest". Is Room To Live the greatest album ever by the Fall? We're always tempted to say so – because there's something here so perfect, so focused, it's hard to think of a better album to illustrate the genius of Mark E Smith! The rhythms are weirder, the lyrics more poetic, and the guitars a bit more razor sharp than before – yet the record's also not going as easily for the catchy hooks and clever turns of phrase that would take a bit of steam out of the whole Fall sound in years to come. Darkness, but delivered with a smirk – and a record that still brings us limitless joy today! Titles include "Joker Hysterical Face", "Hard Life In The Country", "Marquis Cha Cha", "Room To Live", "Papal Visit", and "Solicitor In Studio". In A Hole is a fantastic double-length live album by The Fall – recorded at a time when the group was at the height of their creative powers! Tracks are pulled from their important early albums and singles, and delivered with a searing intensity that shows just how much the group could hang on to their jagged edge and razor-sharp wit in front of a live audience – especially one on the other side of the globe! Titles include "The Container Drivers", "Fantastic Life", "English Scheme", "Impression Of J Temperance", "Room To Live", "Hip Priest", "Marquis Cha Cha", "Backdrop", "Hard Life In The Country", "Who Makes The Nazis", "Gramme Friday", "Slags Slates Etc", and "Look Know". Box set features a bonus CD with Sessions, Singles, and Soundchecks – including material from live sets in Leeds, Manchester, and London, plus John Peel material from 1981. And another bonus CD with a full live set recorded in Melbourne, in 1982 – 14 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer & Jim HallSwamp People ... CD
Giant Steps/Cherry Red (UK), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and piano and Jim Hall on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ResidentsIn Between Dreams– Live In San Francisco (CD & DVD) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2020. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousBurt Bacharach – Long Ago Last Summer 1959 to 61 ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks from Sonny James, Steve Lawrence, Jack Jones, Four Aces, Gloria Lambert, John Ashley, Jane Morgan, The Eligibles, Gene McDaniels, Rosemary June, The Avons, Keely Smith, The Wanderers, Dick Van Dyke, Tommy Sands, Chuck Jackson, Del Shannon, Gloria Lynne, Perry Como, The Shirelles, and more – 32 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Bridget St JohnDandelion Albums & BBC Recordings Collection (Ask Me No Questions/Songs For The Gentle Man/Thank You For/Live BBC) (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work from the legendary Bridget St John – a singer who just seems to get better and better the more we listen to her music! First up is the album Ask Me No Questions – a set with the same spare, chilling quality as Nico's first album on Verve! Like Nico, Bridget is amazingly without categorization – a folksinger initially, but one who's working here with a darkly personal quality that goes far beyond most folk work of the 60s! There's almost a Leonard Cohen-like quality to the tracks here – as they're little song-paintings in words that accomplish a tremendous amount with very little – evocative portraits and landscapes that need little more than Bridget's voice and guitar to carry them off. Titles include "Autumn Lullaby", "Like Never Before", "Barefeet & Hot Pavement", "I Like To Be With You In The Sun", "Many Happy Returns", and "Ask Me No Questions". Next is Songs For The Gentle Man – a slightly more expanded version of the sound explored on her debut! Bridget's still very much in a folk-inspired sound here – but like the work of Nick Drake and some of her contemporaries on the British scene, this album has jazzier phrasings and some slightly baroque touches on some tunes – really deepening the feel of the songs, and giving the album a dark depth that we'd easily compare with some of Drake's greatest work. Studio genius Ron Geesin produced the set with a surprising degree of subtlety – just the right amount of edgey undercurrents to unsettle the tunes nicely – never threatening Bridget's presence on the album, but augmenting the moody spectrums that already came across so nicely on the first record. Titles include "A Day A Way", "City Crazy", "Back To Stay", "Seagull Sunday", "If You'd Been There", "Song For The Laird Of Connaught Hall (part 2)", "It Seems Very Strange", and a version of Donovan's "The Pebble & The Man". Next is Thank You For – a slight shift in styles for British singer/songwriter Bridget St John – an album that shakes off a few of the folksy touches of earlier years, but still retains all the dark corners that make her work so great! A few tracks on the album have Bridget working with more traditional accompaniment, but overall most of the record still focuses strongly on voice and guitar – augmented slightly by additional instrumentation that's used sparingly, but beautifully. Most of the tracks here are still by St John – including "Nice", "Thank You For", "Happy Day", and "To Leave Your Cover" – but the album also features a few covers, like Buddy Holly's "Every Day" and Dylan's "Love Minus Zero No Limit". And the final CD features BBC recordings from 1968 to 1972 – including performances for Nite Ride, Top Gear, Peter Sarstedt, Bob Harris, and In Concert. CD

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✨✧ VariousMusik Music Musique 2.0 – 1981 – The Rise Of Synth Pop (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge slice of work from a crucial year in electronic music – all tracks from 1981, a time when the experiments of the 70s were giving way to more tuneful recordings of the 80s – at a level that would soon dominate the world of pop around the globe! Yet although some of these artists would later have top 40 hits, much of the work here has more of an edge than you'd expect – music that mixes some of the darker sounds of the post-punk years with a more song-based approach that has some of the better singers really hitting their stride, while others let the electronics dominate a bit more – often with sounds that are more analogue than digital! Cherry Red was one of the key labels issuing some of this music at the time – and they do an equally great job here by bringing together tracks from their own catalog and work from other labels too – a big package that features 51 titles in all, detailed notes, and selections by Nw Musik, Richard Bone, Dramatis, YMO, Hazel O'Connor, Drinking Electricity, Yello, Chris & Cosey, Schleimer K, Naked Lunch, Blue Zoo, AK 47, John Foxx, Portion Control, Analysis, Fallout Club, Second Layer, The Passage, Virna Lindt, Eyeless In Gaza, The Limit, Visage, Japan, Fasion, Voice Farm, and many others. CD

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✨✧ FeltSplendour Of Fear ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Pure brilliance from Felt – the kind of record that made the group quite out of time in the early 80s scene, and which has continued to get them attention for decades to come! There's guitar work here that's both inspired by the psych years, but also filtered through the post-punk sensibilities of the period – spacious, but lean – introspective, but never too full of itself – in a way that maybe puts the group in territory of contemporaries like Durutti Column or Dif Juz – but without all of the wispiness of the former, and more focus than the latter! Some tracks are nice and long, and the guitars are still more of the group's lead than the vocals – on titles that include "Red Indians", "The Optimist & The Poet", "The World Is As Soft As Lace", "Stagnant Pool", "A Preacher In New England", and "Mexican Bandits". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Medium MediumHungry So Angry (180 gram vinyl) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cherry Red/Lantern (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Shop AssistantsShop Assistants (aka Will Anything Happen) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three gals, one guy, and plenty of fuzz – the classic debut album from The Shop Assistants – one of our favorite groups from the mid 80s British scene! The quartet work in territory that's very close to the best that Creation Records had to offer at the time – a tight, jangly, 60s-inspired sense of rhythm and tunefulness – mixed with some Jesus & Mary Chain-ish fuzz on the guitars – all driven by tight, simple drumming that really sends the tunes home! Vocals are slightly sweet, in kind of a Marine Girls way – but are darkened nicely by the fuzz – and titles include "I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You", "Fixed Grin", "Somewhere In China", "All That Ever Mattered", "Home Again", "All Of The Time", and "What A Way To Die". CD

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✨✧ TimesMy Picture Gallery – The Artpop Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
Artpop/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
Really great work from The Times – a group who maybe sprung up during the mod revival in the UK during the early 80s, but who also have their own very special version of wit and wisdom in their music! The short-lived group was formed by Edward Ball after time in the Television Personalities – and they've got a 60s-styled sound that mixes some of the growing Creation Records style with some of the humor of Ball's earlier group – all served up in a focus on short, tuneful songs that have the guitars in the lead in a post-Jam fashion, but which keep things nicely simple throughout! The lyrics are great – simple, but playful – often stating some of the themes of the titles, which include references to 60s mod greats, pop art, and even classic Brit TV – as heard in the group's best-known cut, "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape"! There's a wealth of work here that we'd never heard before – as the massive set features the full albums Go With The Times, Pop Goes Art, This Is London, Hello Europe, Enjoy, and the Up Against It soundtrack – plus 63 bonus tracks from singles, compilations, and other unusual sources. That's a massive 127 tracks in all – a really complete picture of the group! CD

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✨✧ VariousAction Time Vision – A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976 to 1979 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A truly incredible collection – even more wonderful than we might have guessed from the title and cover – and both of those are already pretty darn appealing! This package might well be the most comprehensive we've ever seen on the early days of punk in England – a package that goes way past the big names, way past the classic cuts, and really digs deep into the huge explosion of indie labels that fueled the scene – creating a legacy of rare singles and amazing sounds that the British scene hadn't seen in years! If you dig the Sex Pistols or Clash, there's dozens of other tunes here to love – some by artists you'll know from later fame, represented here on very early tracks – and lots more from acts who maybe only gave the world a handful of brilliant singles. The presentation is as stunning as the music – 111 tracks on 4CDs, inside a heavy 64 page book-style jacket – with page after page of notes on each song and band, and lots of images as well. Consider this whole thing an overdue primer on all the punk you missed – even if you lived back in the day – and lose yourself in the huge array of tracks by groups who include The Radiators From Space, Puncture, Some Chicken, The Panik, The Only Ones, Suspects, Tueway Army, The Boys, Acme Sewage Co, Raped, Bazoomis, Menace GLC, Sids, Rudi, Art Attack, Angelic Upstarts, Mean Street, Poison Girls, Chelsea, Demon Preacher, Leyton Brothers, The Dole, Riff Raff, The Tights, Social Security, Nicky & The Dots, No Way, The Wall, Hollywood Brats, Disco Zombies, Spizzoil, Horrorcomic, The Cravats, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousC91 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1991. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A mighty dip into the British indie scene of 1991 – a time when things were still going strong, and had evolved a heck of a lot since the first C86 compilation in the mid 80s! The work here represents new ears towards dancefloor elements that had been bubbling up in Manchester and elsewhere since the second summer of love – and it also shows an increasing love of psych elements, sometimes blended with the former – and a continued ear for great songwriting, and the kind of wit and character that marked British work from the post-punk years onwards! The box is every bit as well-done as previous volumes – great notes, and a wonderful track selection that includes many cuts that were never issued on our side of the Atlantic at the time – 59 titles in all, with work from The Wendys, Stairs, Moose, Spirea X, Sun Dial, Blueboy, The Forever People, Spitfire, Honey Smugglers, Northside, Ever, Headtime, Tramway, Top, Saint Etienne, Boo Radleys, Lush, Medalark Eleven, Horse Latitudes, Catherine Wheel, Bleach, Revolver, Daisy Chainsaw, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousMillions Like Us – The Story Of The Mod Revival 1977 to 1989 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Something strange happened during the early years of punk – the moment also saw a big return to styles from the mod generation of the 60s – but from a range of different artists who not only took the music in new directions of their own, but also managed to keep on going for years as part of a growing global underground! The Jam might be one of the best known examples of this moment – but as you'll discover in this set, there were countless other groups who helped revive the best mod modes, but never fully got their due – acts mostly from the UK scene, but from other places as well – documented strongly in this book-styled package that takes things much farther than we ever would have guessed! The set is focused most strongly on work from the late 70s and early 80s, but features later tracks too – all served up in a set of 100 tracks, very detailed notes, and work by artists who include Merton Parkas, The Name, MI5, Secret Affair, The Moment, Untouchables, The Combine, Solid State, Dee Walker, The Chords, The Donkeys, The Jolt, Speedball, Strangeways, The Vandells, Directions, Prisoners, The Clique, Makin Time, Squire, and many others. CD

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✨✧ FallDragnet (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Step Forward/Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the boldest early statements from the legendary Fall – a set in which all their energy and mad tunecraft really comes together, and forever put the group on the map! There's a sense of song structure here, but still plenty of noise and weird bits – music that really shows just how much the leftfield landscape can change, a few short years after punk – and open up not only to sonic experimentation, but also the kind of well-penned, cut-up lyrics that made Mark E Smith one of the best writers of his generation! The whole thing's great – still as powerful today as it was in 1979 – and titles include "Muzorewi's Daughter", "Choc-Stock", "Spectre Vs Rector", "Put Away", "Dice Man", "Printhead", and "Psykick Dancehall". This 3CD set is incredible – as CD1 features bonus tracks that include "Rowche Rumble", "In My Area", "Firey Jack", "2nd Dark Age", "Psykick Dancehall No 2", and alternates of the "Rowche Rumble" single sessions. CD2 features a 13 track live set recorded in Retford in 1979 – and CD3 features 11 more live tracks, recorded in Los Angeles in 1979. CD

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✨✧ FashionProduct Perfect (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cherry Red/Modern Harmonic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really strange little record from the glory days of Cherry Red Records – and a set that's very different than you might expect from the high-end fashion look of the cover! The group have a mix of punk and reggae elements – usually nice and lean, with the bass as upfront in the mix as the guitar, and vocals in an English-accented mode, very deep in the bassier range – which really fits the rhythms well! There's maybe kind of a Z Records feel at times – but the guitars are edgier, and echo a Leeds scene style too – on titles that include "Don't Touch Me", "Bike Boys", "Red Green & Gold", "Die In The West", "Product Perfect", and "Technofascist". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time LP reissue – on "Verduous" green vinyl!)

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✨✧ FoxFox Box (Fox/Tails Of Illusion/Blue Hotel/Images/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
GTO/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A great box collection of work from Fox– a group who recorded a handful of albums in the mid 70s, all with kind of a post-glam production style that makes all the instruments come together in this cool wash of sound, which also works perfectly for the vocals of the female lead singer – the enigmatic Noosha! The tunes are catchy, but nicely not entirely commercial – really well put-together in the studio, thanks to Kenny Young's production, who's also in the group on second guitar – bowing nicely to the strong talents of Herbie Armstrong – who handles the lead with a nicely condensed sound that works perfectly for the group's approach. There's a charm here that's hard to describe – lost material between the early 70s pop years and the smoothness of AOR, with some of the best qualities of both – served up here with enough studio work that will make you a Kenny Young fan forever – on three full albums, Fox, Tails Of Illusion, and Blue Hotel – plus the bonus Images selection of other tracks, and other bonus tracks too – 56 tracks in all, with a big booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ Iggy & The StoogesBorn In A Trailer – The Session & Rehearsal Tapes 1972/1973 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Here's a set that may well be titled "The Road To Raw Power" – as the set features 4CDs' worth of material that Iggy Pop recorded with The Stooges to lead up to the final version of their 1973 masterpiece – the groundbreaking Raw Power album on Columbia! The set offers up a great portrait of the group shifting a bit from their Elektra years – really refining their music with tracks that included familiar numbers from the album, plus some surprises too – recorded over the space of a year in London, Detroit, LA, and New York! A few songs get maybe a bit too many versions here – like "Raw Power" and "I Got A Right", the last of which has over 10 different takes – but there's lots of other gems in the 57 track set – and titles include "Cock In My Pocket", "Gimme Danger", "Rubber Legs", "I'm So Glad", "Old King Life Forever", "Look So Sweet", "Move Ass Baby", "My Girl Hates My Heroin", "I'm A Man", "Mellow Down Easy", "Hey Baby", "She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills", "Open Up & Bleed", "Born In A Trailer", "I Need Somebody/Sweet Child/I Like The Way You Walk", and "Cry For Me/Pinpoint Eyes". CD
 
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Henry Red AllenMr Allen ... LP
Swingville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A later session of trad revival tunes – with Allen on trumpet, plus vocals on 2 tracks, and a laidback trio that includes Lannie Scott on piano, Jerry Potter on bass, and Frank Skeete on drums. Tracks include "There's A House In Harlem", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Sleepytime Gal", "Cherry", "Just In Time", and "Biffly Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Bluesville pressing in a textured cover with a Swingville logo. Vinyl has a short click during "Nice Work", but the rest is great.)

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Adrian QuesadaBoleros Psicodelicos (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
ATO, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 22.99
Adrian Quesada has really risen to fame in the Black Pumas – but over the past few decades, he's given us a huge range of creative projects in a variety of different styles – a legacy that's definitely continued by this set! The sound is very much what you'd expect from the title – the mellow ballad "bolero" style from Latin music, but given some psychedelic touches in the production – and plenty of the funky currents that you'd know from Quesada's so many other soulful sets over the years! We've never been huge fans of classic boleros – but in Quesada's hands, the genre is really transformed – and he finds a way to unlock all its classic power, while also making things sound really groovy too. The album features guest appearances from Money Mark and Marc Ribot – and vocals from Gaby Moreno, Rudy De Anda, Tita, Angelica Garcia, and others – on titles that include "Tus Tormentas", "El Payaso", "Hielo Seco", "Idolo", "Mentiras Con Carino", "El Paraguas", and "El Leon". LP, Vinyl record album
(On "Cherry" red vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Boleros Psicodelicos ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousRed Hot & Blue – A Tribute To Cole Porter To Benefit AIDS ... CD
Chrysalis, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks by Neneh Cherry, The Neville Brothers, Debbie Harry, David Byre, Tom Waits, U2, Les Negresses Vertes, Erasure, Jungle Brothers, Jimmy Somerville, Jody Watley and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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ArtwoodsSteady Getting It – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 30.99
A long-overdue look at the short but fantastic 60s legacy of The Artwoods – one of the coolest, hippest groups of the UK mod scene at the time – able to perfectly balance R&B inspirations and newly groovy styles! The group's named after singer Arthur Wood, brother of the legendary Ronnie Wood – and while we might be tempted to say there's a bit of early Faces/Stones vibe going on here, the group also have a sound that's very much all their own – and which explodes out wonderfully here in a full array of mid 60s music! CD1 features a massive 30 tracks – early singles, acetates, and EPs – as well as a number of cuts from BBC sessions too! CD2 features the full album Art Gallery, plus 11 more BBC session cuts – and CD3 features a full live set recorded in Denmark in 1967, never issued before! As usual with Cherry Red/RPM, the whole thing comes in a wonderful package – a cool little box with individual cardboard sleeves, and a nice booklet of notes and photos. CD

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Marine GirlsLazy Ways/Beach Party ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... About September 25, 2022 (delayed)
2 early albums by Tracy Thorn – recorded with the group Marine Girls in the years before her more famous work with Everything But The Girl! The albums have a whimsical feel – still with lots of jazzy touches of the early EBTG group, and some of that wonderful intimate quality of Tracy's solo album for Cherry Red – but also with some of the odder, quirkier styles you might expect from the post punk years – kind of an odd assemblage of influences, filtered down into catchy, jaunty melodies. Acoustic guitar figures strongly on the instrumentation – and Stuart Moxham produced the first album, with a feel that definitely shows some Young Marble Giants influence. CD features a whopping 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "20,000 Leagues", "Silent Red", "Times We Used To Spend", "Flying Over Russia", "Shell Island", "A Place In the Sun", "Sunshine Blue", "Fever", "In Love", "Friday", and "Marine Girls". CD

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John RenbournUnpentangled – The Sixties Albums (There You Go/John Renbourn/Bert & John/Another Monday/Watch The Stars/Sir John A Lot Of/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99 50.99
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, LA raised singer Dorris Henderson moved to London in 1965 and was soon singing London's folk clubs, where she met Rensbourn. A solid mix of traditionals and then contemporary folk songs – stripped down and honest takes on "Saly Free And Easy", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Mr Tamborine Man", "Going To Memphis", Something Lonesome", "Mist On The Mountain" and more. This edition includes bonus tracks from a rare 45 – "Hangman" and "Leaves That Are Green". Next is the self-titled John Renbourn from 1965 – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". Bert & John is a hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". Another Monday is maybe the most obscure album in the collection – a set that is mostly instrumental, with some completely fantastic work by Renbourn on guitar – but which also features a bit of guest vocals from singer Jacqui McShee – whose warmer presence next to John really makes for a nice pairing. The album's as powerful as it is subtle, really beautiful in its sense of variety – with titles that include "Buffalo", "One For William", "Lost Lover Blues", "Another Monday", "Day At The Seaside", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Waltz". Watch The Stars is another great collaboration with Dorris Henderson – an American singer, but one who moved to London in the 60s – where she cut this rare gem with guitarist John Renbourn! The album's got a righteous vibe that's hipper than the usual folk set – with some traditional tunes and some contemporary material – recorded with that amazing phrasing that made Renbourn's guitar so distinct right from the start, with lots of those jazzy currents we love so much – and which really fit the creative vocal approach of Henderson! Dorris also plays some autoharp, and there's a bit of bass in the backings – although overall the main focus here is on Renbourn's guitar and Henderson's vocals. Titles include "Come Up Horsey", "God Bless The Child", "Watch The Stars", "30 Days In Jail", "Mosaic Patterns", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "There's Anger In This Land". Sir John A Lot Of is perhaps one of the best-known albums from British guitar legend John Renbourn – as it was issued widely in the US, and kept in print for a surprisingly long time over the years! The approach here is slightly different than Renbourn's previous records – a bit in the image presented by the cover, although with maybe not as slavish a sound – as John just uses the whole thing to go a bit more ancient than before, in ways that echo the time travel that the whole British folk scene was taking as the 70s approached. The tunes are done in ways that are really beautiful – still lots of the incredible guitar work that made Renbourn such a standout on the scene – plus flute from jazzman Ray Warleigh, who's very different here than usual – and spare use of finger cymbals, African drums, and glockenspiel by Terry Cox. Titles include "Morgana", "Transfusion", "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Sweet Potato", "Seven Up", and "White Fishes". 6CD box features all records in original artwork sleeves, with a booklet of notes – and bonus tracks that include "Message To Pretty", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Lucky Thirteen", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity (alt)", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Transfusion (alt)", and "The Leaves Are Green". CD

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Rufus ThomasCan't Get Away From This Dog ... CD
Stax, 1960s. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Can't get away from this dog – and who'd want to anyway, with music this funky! The set features a load of rare Rufus Thomas material done during his early years at Stax – that pre-funk period when Thomas was only recording a bit for the label, but really coming up with some amazing grooves – a style rooted in his earlier R&B modes, touched with the more modern 60s Memphis soul vibe – delivered with all the punch, power, and dash of wit that's always made Rufus so great over the years! Most material features Booker T & The MGs and The Mar-Keys backing Thomas up – and titles include "Can't Get Away From This Dog", "Show Me The Way To Go Home", "Jump Back (alt)", "I Want To Hold You", "44 Long", "Strolling Beale No 1", and "Cherry Red". CD
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Joe TurnerBoss Is Back ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 22.99
A very hip collection of work from the great Joe Turner – material that hasn't been easily issued elsewhere, and which fills in a key chapter of Joe's career! CD1 features vintage material, and is heavy on work from the postwar years, but before Turner rose to a second wave of fame on Atlantic Records – raw tracks recorded for labels that include Freedom and Stag, often with a style that's heavy on the jazzy arrangements that other jump blues artists were using at the time. CD2 features a variety of live recordings – from 1955, 1969, 1971, and 1985 – showing how strongly Turner held onto both his vocal powers over the years, and his ability to command a concert audience. Vintage cuts include "Still In The Dark", "Adam Bit The Apple", "Just A Travelin Man", "Jumpin At The Jubilee", "Around The Clock (part 1)", "Wine O Baby Boogie", "Christmas Date Boogie", and "Baby Won't You Marry Me". Live tracks include "Call The Plumber", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Honey Hush", "Mad Blues", "Chains Of Love", "Cherry Red", "Low Down Dog", and "Flip Flop & Fly". CD

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonCleanhead's Back In Town (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic King R&B material from Vinson, featuring some great backing by a surprising amount of jazz players! The album includes playing by Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Charlie Rouse, Ed Thigpen, Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, and Nat Pierce – and the sound owes a lot to Joe Turner's work with Basie. Titles include "Cherry Red", "That's The Way To Treat Your Woman", "Kidney Stew", "Hold It Right There", and "Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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VariousBanquet – The Underground Sounds Of 1969 (3CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A fantastic little set that heralds the beginning of a whole new generation in music – post-psych sounds from the year of 1969 – a time when the revolution had cooled a bit, but new waves of creative activity were really bubbling underground in the UK scene – as all these many groups and singers were striding forth to make their own sorts of sounds, after borrowing bits from others in previous years! The music here is more compact than later prog, but equally jamming – and some of the artists were born from blues and R&B inspirations, but are really moving into their own territory here – helping forge styles that would set the pace for so much more music to come in the 70s! The groups aren't completely obscure – most were recording for the hipper sides of bigger labels – but the tracks here often mark a point when they were just leaping off, a bit before hitting bigger fame – mixed with a few others that never hit the heights later on. As always with these boxes from Cherry Red/Esoteric, the presentation, set list, and notes are great – supporting 52 tracks from groups that include Colosseum, High Tide, Bloodwyn Pig, Jack Bruce, Pete Brown & Piblokto, Free, Jethro Tull, Genesis, East Of Eden, Man, Fat Mattress, Locomotive, Eyes Of Blue, Fairport Convention, The Deviants, Sunforest, Taste, Ten Years After, Mighty Baby, Michael Chapman, and many more! CD

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VariousCan The Glam – 80 Glambusters – Rockers, Shockers, & Teenyboppers From The 70s (4CD set) ... CD
7T's (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 40.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the short-lived by crucial moment of glam rock on the UK scene – a moment that's maybe most famously remembered for work by David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but which had a much wider-ranging quality than you might expect! Glam was crucial in so many ways – a pre-punk moment for getting back to basics, letting the guitars get tuned up a bit more, and shifting shapes and styles with new identities – but it also opened the door to a fresh vision in pop music too – as fuzz and catchy rhythms worked perfectly with new modes of vocal production – allowing mainstream groups to sound a lot cooler than they might have a few years before! As always with these box sets from Cherry Red, the notes are as detailed as the track list is superb – and the huge package features 80 cuts from artists who include Bitch, Geordie, Daddy Maxfield, American Jam Band, Barry Blue, Alvin Stardust, Squeek, Pheon Bear, Shepperton Flames, Arrows, Slade, Stumpy, Big Boy Blue, Angel, The Damned, Ritz, The Glitter Band, Blackfoot Sue, Shabam, Fifth Form, Bilbo Baggins, Light Fantastic, Washington Flyers, Gumbo, Shorty, Fogg, Paper Lace, Andy Bown, and dozens of others! CD

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VariousForces Favourites – Eleven Songs By South Africans Supporting The End Conscription Campaign ... LP
Rounder, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With selections by Mapantsula, Aeroplanes, Stan James, The Facts, Cherry Faced Lurchers, Kalahari Surfers, The Softies, In Simple English, Nude Red, Roger Lucy, and Jennifer Fergusson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic pulse, with drums, bass, trumpet, and alto sax incredibly intertwined! Ornette's really got an edge on his instrument – cutting even more deeply here than the clipped, punctuated cornet work of Don Cherry – and the rhythm team of Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins are simply amazing – not just keeping up with the energy of Ornette, but also really helping facilitate it as well! Titles include the haunting "Lonely Woman", plus "Peace", "Chronology", and "Focus on Sanity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller/Warner label pressing. Cover has light surface wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Joe TurnerBoss Is Back ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very hip collection of work from the great Joe Turner – material that hasn't been easily issued elsewhere, and which fills in a key chapter of Joe's career! CD1 features vintage material, and is heavy on work from the postwar years, but before Turner rose to a second wave of fame on Atlantic Records – raw tracks recorded for labels that include Freedom and Stag, often with a style that's heavy on the jazzy arrangements that other jump blues artists were using at the time. CD2 features a variety of live recordings – from 1955, 1969, 1971, and 1985 – showing how strongly Turner held onto both his vocal powers over the years, and his ability to command a concert audience. Vintage cuts include "Still In The Dark", "Adam Bit The Apple", "Just A Travelin Man", "Jumpin At The Jubilee", "Around The Clock (part 1)", "Wine O Baby Boogie", "Christmas Date Boogie", and "Baby Won't You Marry Me". Live tracks include "Call The Plumber", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Honey Hush", "Mad Blues", "Chains Of Love", "Cherry Red", "Low Down Dog", and "Flip Flop & Fly". CD
(Sealed.)
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✨✧ VariousRevolution – Underground Sounds Of 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing sounds from the morning after the Summer Of Love – a time when the UK scene really woke up to some vast musical changes – a good number of which are represented in this overstuffed set! The package does a great job of catching that special shift in modes from groups who might have been straighter mod, rock, folk, or R&B just a year or two before – and who now are really letting their hair down (and probably growing it too!) – finding confidence to work out loads of new ideas of their own, and really set the scene for musical modes that would shape the world for the next decade or so! A few of these artists cracked the charts at the time, some might hit fame in the 70s, but most of the acts are those who were part of an underground hip scene from the moment they first recorded – and still stayed that way for many decades to come. The mix of modes here is great – and as always with Cherry Red/Esoteric, there's a nice booklet of notes that really illuminates the music. 52 tracks in all – with work by The Moles, Tomorrow, Caravan, Ten Years After, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Van Der Graaf Generator, Second Hand, Eyes Of Blue, Eclection, John Martyn, Love Sculpture, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Jethro Tull, Giles Giles & Fripp, Pretty Thinbs, Dave Mason, Barclay James Harvest, The Aquarian Age, The Move, Gun, Deep Purple, The Bystanders, Dantalian's Chariot, Blonde On Blonde, Eyes Of Blue, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanGenesis Of Genius – The Contemporary Albums (Something Else/Tomorrow Is The Question) ... CD
Contemporary/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A pair of groundbreaking albums from modern saxophone giant Ornette Coleman – served up here with new remastering, and a whole new set of notes! First up is Something Else – pre-Atlantic work from Ornette Coleman – one of his first recorded statements in jazz – and one of his boldest! At some level, the complete Coleman sound isn't entirely in place here – as there's a bit of a trace of hardbop in the mix – not entirely, but just a bit. But at another level, the record's still way darn bolder than just about anything coming out of LA at the time – proof that amidst all the cool jazz ruminations of the 50s, there was a second wave of modernism about to explode! The group here features Don Cherry on trumpet, Walter Norris on piano, Don Payne on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and while the core harmelodic rhythmic approach isn't always in place, it's more than made up for by some surprisingly free energy. Titles include "Invisible", "The Blessing", "Alpha", and "The Sphinx". Next is Tomorrow Is The Question, a modernist masterpiece – and even this many years after its recording, this early set by Ornette Coleman has an energy and presence that cannot be denied! The sound here is kind of a rougher take on the mode that would gel more strongly on Ornette's Atlantic albums – but even so, it's still incredibly fresh, and well worth seeking out – especially as an example of the sharper edges that were bursting forth from the once-cool west coast scene! Coleman's on alto sax and Don Cherry is on trumpet – but they're not joined by their more familiar associates, and are instead working with a more conventional rhythm team that includes either Percy Heath or Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all clearly trying to make a bit of sense of Ornette's approach here, but in a way that also creates a great sense of tension on the record! Tracks are shortish, with great solos by Ornette and Cherry – and titles include "Tomorrow Is The Question", "Endless", "Rejoicing", "Lorraine", "Turnaround", "Tears Inside", and "Giggin". CD
(New mreastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman – and with a 44 page booklet of notes, photos, and more!)

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✨✧ VariousBubblerock Is Here To Stay – The British Pop Explosion 1970 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a treasure trove of pop cuts from the time, most of which never made it across the Atlantic to our neck of the woods – and which represent a whole different world of music than you'd know from the classic rock and prog albums that usually represent the period! Instead, these are cuts that were cooked up in the studio in search of a hit – some by names that worked strongly in the 60s, others by new groups – some of whom only existed as a name on a label – but all in search of fresh sounds, groovy lyrics, and a way of putting over a tune that spoke volumes about the studio changes and advances taking place around the UK scene at the time! A number of cuts here have production that might be vaguely in glam territory, while others change up the way that vocals and guitars work together, and others evolve past Brit pop modes of the 60s – embracing psych or hard rock elements, but in a subtle way. As with other Cherry Red/Grapefruit collections of this nature, the whole thing is a stunning journey through music that we'd never have heard otherwise, and never in this much detail – presented with a big booklet of notes on all the crazy cats within – to support 85 tracks by artists who include Paintbox, Simon Turner, Mr Bloe, The Weathermen, Fumble, Posse, Gingerbread, Majority One, Jonathan King, Marmalade, Clifford T Ward, Stud Leather, Paul Gabriel, Autumn, St Cecelia, Rick Price, The Piglets, Kincade, Sweet, The Sad, Gumm, The Angelette, Grumble, Jungle Jim, Shag, Bubblerock, Harmony Grass, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Stardust, Bill Fay, Pete Dello, Buggy, David Essex, Peter Kellern, Fickle Pickle, Touchwood, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Joe TurnerBoss Of The Blues – Joe Turner Sings Kansas City Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Good ... Out Of Stock
A real classic from blues giant Joe Turner – a singer who burst back to the mainstream on 50s Atlantic Records, thanks to a host of R&B singles that burned up the charts – but who here returns to his roots, and lays down a great set of jazzy tunes that get back to his roots in the Kansas City scene of the 30s! The shift is a bit like that Ray Charles made at the end of the 50s on Atlantic – R&B to more of a jazz-based groove – and Joe works here with great help from Pete Brown on alto, Pete Johnson on piano, Joe Newman on trumpet, and Lawrence Brown on trombone. After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides for Atlantic, the album's a compelling change – a reminder that Turner had roots that went much deeper than his rock and roll fame – and a depth of delivery that would keep his career strong, long after some of his 50s R&B contemporaries faded! The mix of modes – R&B and jazz – is a bit like some of the later Ray Charles albums on Atlantic – and tracks include "Low Down Dog", "Roll Em Pete", "Cherry Red", "How Long Blues", and "Morning Glories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some crackle and surface noise. Cover has surface wear, discoloration from age, and some light stains.)
 
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✨✧ Don Cherry/Dewey Redman/Ed Blackwell/Charlie HadenOld & New Dreams (Black Saint) ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About October 7, 2022
The first album from this key group of Ornette Coleman alums – an all-star combo that features work from Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! The sound here is quite Ornette-inspired at times – with a definite late 70s harmelodic groove – but given the organic, acoustic nature of the lineup, the sound is almost more faithful to Coleman's vision than Ornette's records of the time. Haden and Blackwell are great together, as always – driving the tunes with a rhythmic force that Cherry and Redman can't help but carry through. Titles include "Handwoven", "Dewey's Tune", "Chairman Mao", "Next To The Quiet Stream", "Augmented", and "Old & New Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben Lamar GayOpen Arms To Open Us (dawn cherry vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ben LaMar Gay might well be one of the most creatively intense artists on the International Anthem label – and that's saying a lot, given all of the groundbreaking talents who've come to record for the company in recent years! And while Ben's previous record was completely mindblowing, this set really pushes things over the top – and has the artist at the helm of a large assemblage of musicians who provide all these different sonic elements to augment the intensity of his vision – as the leader handles cornet, organ, and a host of other instruments – while singing on most cuts, but in a way that's majestic and very much his own – neither soul, nor jazz – at least in familiar ways. The lineup features voices of many others – and instrumentation that includes Tomeka Reid on cello, Matthew Davis on trombone, Johanna Brock on viola, and Rob Frye on flute – mixed with spoken and sung passages from a number of others, including Angel Bat Dawid. Incredibly beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Hood Rich Happy", "I Once Carried A Blossom", "Slightly Before The Dawn", "Be Loving Me Some Of You", "We Gon Win", "S'Phisticated Lady", "In Tongues & Droves", and "Touch Don't Scroll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "dawn cherry" colored vinyl pressing!)
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✨✧ Old & New DreamsOld & New Dreams (ECM) ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest groups of the second generation of ECM – a post-Ornette Coleman quartet that features Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – all exploring space in a way that's quite different than their work with Ornette! The sound here is much freer, and atmospheric – in keeping with Cherry's work of the 70s, and the overall ECM sound of the time – and although unified, there's less of an emphasis on group dynamics than in the Coleman years, and more of a recognition of the role of the individual. Titles include unique reworkings of Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Open Or Close" – plus Blackwell's "Togo", Cherry's "Guinea", Redman's "Orbit Of La-Ba", and Charlie Haden's "Song For The Whales". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner, but is nice overall.)

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Don CherryComplete Communion ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $19.99 24.99
Arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just timekeepers – and deliver a lot of the melody of the session, yet still never lose their sense of swing. Barbieri's fragile raw tone proves to be a good one to work with Cherry, even if there are a few touches of Ornette in his playing. The album's divided up into 2 long suites – "Complete Communion" and "Elephantasy" – both of which are excellent. A real treat – with no sloppiness, lots of fresh ideas, and a good sense of both freedom and control! Reissued here with 24-bit remastering! CD
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Don CherryComplete Communion & Symphony For Improvisers Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A pair of Don Cherry classics from the mid 60s – back to back on a single CD! First up is Complete Communion – arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just timekeepers – and deliver a lot of the melody of the session, yet still never lose their sense of swing. Barbieri's fragile raw tone proves to be a good one to work with Cherry, even if there are a few touches of Ornette in his playing. The album's divided up into 2 long suites – "Complete Communion" and "Elephantasy" – both of which are excellent. A real treat – with no sloppiness, lots of fresh ideas, and a good sense of both freedom and control! Next is Symphony For Improvisers – one of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time – 2 side-long "suite" tracks, performed by a group that features Cherry on cornet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor and piccolo, Karl Berger on vibes and piano, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Ed Blackwell on drums, and both Jean-Francois Jenny- Clark and Henry Grimes on bass! There's a fair bit of room for creative improvising on the session, but the overall album's a bit more structured than contemporary free jazz outings – and clearly shows the mark of Cherry's interpolation of styles at the time. Two long suites are entitled "Symphony For Improvisers" and "Manhattan Cry" – with shorter passages that include "Nu Creative Love", "Infant Happiness", "Manhattan Cry", and "Lunatic". CD

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Don CherryMusic Wisdom Love ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 26.99
One of the weirdest Don Cherry albums you'll ever hope to hear – and that's saying a lot, given the range of incredible albums the man has given us over the years! The music here was recorded for a French film based on the music, poetry, and "antics" of Cherry – done in the Saravah Records studios in 1969, around the same time as Cherry's albums for the BYG/Actuel label on the Paris scene – but with a much looser, more freewheeling vibe overall! The first side of the record features music done with Karl Berger – in a mix of piano, percussion, wood flutes, electronics, and pocket trumpet – shifting many times in terms of tone and spirit, with Cherry at his most organic. Side two features most of the same music, but with Anthony Braxton joining in – as well as poetry at some parts – in the complete edit that was used in the film. A fantastic document in so many ways – of the musicians, of post-68 Paris, and even of European avant cinema! LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn & Eternal Rhythm Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1966/1968. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Two Don Cherry classics – back to back in a single set! Where Is Brooklyn is easily one of the most powerful albums ever cut by Don Cherry – a searing set of tracks done for Blue Note in the late 60s – and featuring some tremendous tenor work by Pharoah Sanders! There's a tightness and level of energy here that surpasses even Cherry's other excellent Blue Note sessions – a rawness that recalls the style forged often on key ESP albums of the 60s, but honed here into a slightly tighter mode. Sanders' horn is especially well-placed in the set – and pushes Cherry past the spacier notes of other recordings, in a way that unlocks fire from the years with Ornette – but which opens up into a much freer groove. The rest of the group includes Henry Grimes on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums – both a perfect match for the quartet – and titles include the 17 minute "Unite", plus "There Is A Bomb", "Awake Nu", "Taste Maker", and "The Thing". Eternal Rhythm is one of Don Cherry's most hypnotic albums ever – a full album-length performance that features one of his first experiments with mixing jazz and global elements! The set was captured at the 1968 Berlin Jazz Festival – and mixes Cherry's amazing work on cornet, flute, and a myriad of world instruments with key contributions from European improvisers who include Eje Thelin on trombone, Bernt Rosengren on tenor and oboe, Karl Berger on vibes, Joachim Kuhn on piano and prepared piano, and Albert Mangelsdorf on trombone! There's even a bit of gamelon elements in some of the music, and Sonny Sharrock plays guitar too – and although free at times, the music comes together with an amazing sense of cohesion by the end – a vision that would inspire others to move into new territory in the decade to come. CD

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John Coltrane & Don CherryAvant-Garde ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $39.99
A beautiful meeting of two major talents from the left end of jazz – recorded in the early 60's when both were working for Atlantic! Despite the "avant garde" title, this set is straighter than you'd expect – very much in the spirit of Coltrane's work for the label, but with perhaps some of the more angular styles that Cherry was laying down with Ornette Coleman at the time. The session has Coltrane joining Ornette's group of Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – save for a few numbers that feature Percy Heath on bass instead of Haden. The set includes great readings of Ornette's "The Blessing", "The Invisible", and "Focus On Sanity", and Coltrane plays both soprano sax and tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing with AT etch. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit at the beginning of "Focus On Sanity". Cover has some discolored spots from age.)

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Steve Lacy with Don CherryEvidence ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Really wonderful work from a pair we wish we could have heard more often together! Steve Lacy's early records are all pretty darn great, but this album's a really special gem – a rare pairing with trumpeter Don Cherry, and an album with an incredibly haunting sound! There's almost a bit more warmth here than some of Lacy's other early records – and more than Cherry's too, for that matter – as the pair move together marvelously through space that might be dubbed modal, but which also has a somewhat airy and open sense of freedom. Lacy brings in some of his usual love of Thelonious Monk, but the rhythmic progressions often move away from standard Monk modes – partly from the absence of piano on the set. Drummer Billy Higgins is especially great – playing with an almost melodic approach to his kit at times – and the quartet's completed by bassist Carl Brown, who's really won our attention with his work on the date. Titles include an incredible reading of Duke Ellington's "The Mystery Song" – plus the tracks "Something To Live For", "Let's Cool One", "Who Knows", "San Francisco Holiday", and "Let's Cool One". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don CherryEternal Rhythm ... LP
MPS, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Don Cherry's most hypnotic albums ever – a full album-length performance that features one of his first experiments with mixing jazz and global elements! The set was captured at the 1968 Berlin Jazz Festival – and mixes Cherry's amazing work on cornet, flute, and a myriad of world instruments with key contributions from European improvisers who include Eje Thelin on trombone, Bernt Rosengren on tenor and oboe, Karl Berger on vibes, Joachim Kuhn on piano and prepared piano, and Albert Mangelsdorf on trombone! There's even a bit of gamelon elements in some of the music, and Sonny Sharrock plays guitar too – and although free at times, the music comes together with an amazing sense of cohesion by the end – a vision that would inspire others to move into new territory in the decade to come. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, some aging, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even incorporating international elements in their less overtly "world music" projects, and this set finds them once again vibing well off each other. The tunes feature a wide open approach with improvised excursions on traditional and contemporary themes, with 7 tracks in all: "Goshakabuchi", "Hey Da Ba Doom", "Travel By Night", "Lullaby", "Trayra Boia", "Clicky Clacky" and "Inner Organs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Lawrence Kumpf, Don Cherry, & OthersOrganic Music Societies – Don Cherry ... Book
Blank Forms, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at a crucial chapter in the career of trumpeter Don Cherry – his overseas time on the European scene, where Don experimented with new organic music forms, alternatives to mainstream society, and a much larger cultural milieu than jazz! Cherry's organic music period has been captured on a few key recordings, but the larger activity of that moment spans a much wider space – finally given its full due here in a massive book that brings together writings, interviews, photographs, and countless pieces of artwork – most by Moki Cherry, whose creations you might recognize from some of Don's album Covers. The set is edited and introduced by Lawrence Kumpf, but also features work by Don, Moki, and Neneh Cherry – plus Alice Bailey, Keith & Rita Knox, Ben Young, and others – stretched out for almost 500 pages, with full color images throughout the entire book – drawings, paintings, posters, and lots lots more! Book

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✨✧ Albert Ayler with Don CherryEuropean Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge 2CD set – one that features important European work that saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded with trumpeter Don Cherry! CD1 brings together six tracks from Albert Ayler's Hilversum Radio sessions from 1964 – plus an additional three tracks recorded in Denmark a few months earlier! The first six titles are a famous performance by a famous group set loose on a European tour in 1964 – Ayler on tenor, Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murry on drums – recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great, and Murray is completely freed up from rhythm at points, to fly beautifully with the rest – on titles that include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", "Ghosts", and "No Name". The same group performs on the final three tracks – recorded in Copenhagen for Danish Radio, with an equally great level of clarity – on "Saints", "Spirits", and "Vibrations". The interplay between Ayler and Cherry is especially great – echoing the latter's material with Ornette Coleman, but with a different sort of edge! CD2 features amazing live material from 1964 – work that was recorded at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, right around the same time that Albert Ayler recorded his album for Debut Records – and a set that has his quartet in even more firey formation overall! The tracks are long, and Ayler is completely unbridled – at a level that really shows not only how much of a leader he was to the American avant underground, but what an inspiration he was to the European free scene too – who could only help but take a big cue from his work here on tenor! The group also features equally wonderful work from Don Cherry on cornet – sounding quite different than when with Ornette Coleman – plus bass from Gary Peacock, whose dark tones really set the mood – and drums from Sunny Murray, who is also at an explosive point in his career. The material is remastered wonderfully, with permission from Albert Ayler's estate – and titles include "Mothers", "Saints", "Vibrations", Spirits", "Children", and a shorter "Spirits". CD

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✨✧ Don CherryCherry Jam ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an early pairing of Cherry's talents with the Swedish scene that he would soon call home! Don plays cornet, and the music is maybe a bit inside compared to some of his later Swedish experiments – but still pretty amazing, and a great bridge from his work with Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. Players include Mogens Bollerup on tenor, Atli Bjorn on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Simon Koppel on drums – and titles include the Cherry originals "Priceless", "Nigeria", and "The Ambassador From Greenland" – plus a reading of "You Took Advantage Of Me". CD

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Liam BaileyEkundayo ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cherry and black splash colored vinyl still sealed, with hype sticker! Limited to 200 copies.)

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Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 32.99 On November 4, 2022
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, one that works perfectly for Ornette's jaunty compositions. The chopped-up modal groove is in full effect here – making the record a treasure trove of angular, highly rhythmic numbers that are easily some of Coleman's best-remembered tunes! Titles include the classics "Ramblin" and "Una Muy Bonita" – performed in original early versions – plus "Free", "The Face Of The Bass", "Bird Food", and "Change Of The Century". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jay Collins BandPoem For You Today ... CD
Hip Bone, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Jay Collins on tenor and soprano saxophone, flute and Fender Rhodes, Richard Boulger on trumpet, Ed Cherry on guitar, Dred Scott on piano, organ and keyboards, John Robinson on electric and acoustic bass, Diego Voglino on drums, and Moses Patrou on percxussion and backing vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jonathan ButlerJonathan Butler (2 CD expanded edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Zomba/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really breakout set from Jonathan Butler – a double-length album that really has the singer/songwriter taking off! Butler's really finding his best groove here – that mature blend of soul, jazzy bits, and a good ear for a hook – all done in that crossover careful style that helped Jonathan find a huge new audience up here in the Northern Hemisphere – and which continues to make this set one of Butler's best-remembered moments. Titles include "Lies", "Love Songs Candlelight & You", "Holding On", "I Miss Your Love Tonight", "One More Dance", "Barenese", "Overflowing", "Loving You", "Say We'll Be Together", and "Give A Little More Loving". 2CD expanded edition features some bonus tracks too – including "Holding On (Extended Version)", "Song For Jon", "Lies (Expanded Version)", "Thinking Of You (Instrumental)" and more. 24 tracks on 2CDs. CD
Also available Jonathan Butler ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousUp & Down Club Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Prawn Song/Mammoth, 1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Josh Jones, Don Cherry, Charlie Hunter, Dred Scott, Kenny Brooks and more. CD

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✨✧ Swing Out SisterBlue Mood, Breakout, & Beyond – The Early Years Part 1 (8CD set) ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 8CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive overview of work from Swing Out Sister – a group who were a real standout in the UK scene of the late 80s, then just got better and better as the years went on! When they first appeared, Swing Out Sister were a real breath of fresh air – clearly committed to older jazz and soul inspirations, yet able to serve them up with a very contemporary vibe – putting them at a level with a rare few UK acts of the time – like Working Week, Weekend, and even Sade! Lead singer Corinne Drewery has a wonderful range – soulful, but never overdone – and wrapped perfectly around the well-crafted hooks that the group brought to their music right from the start. The other two initial members spent time in A Certain Ratio, where they really crafted their jazz funk skills – which also helped set the group on some really strong instrumental footing, in an era when so many other groups were relying on drum programs and samples. This huge box brings together their initial run of work for Mercury/Fontana – the full albums It's Better To Travel, Kaleidoscope World, and Get In Touch With Yourself – plus the excellent Live At The Jazz Cafe recording – then four more CDs' worth of remixes, edits, and unusual bits from their many 12" singles – long out of print records that often featured some of the most unusual side of the group – a tradition they seemed to inherit from ACR. The box has a massive 95 tracks on 8CDs – and a well-crafted booklet of notes as well! CD

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✨✧ AdevaAdeva – Ultimate (4CD set) ... CD
Cooltempo/Cherry Pop (UK), 1989. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge album for Adeva – and maybe a huge album for house music really finding their way into the charts – as the singer has a fantastic way of blending old school vocals with more club-oriented rhythms – in a way that made Adeva especially popular overseas! The singer comes from the American south, and has deep roots in the church – with plenty of gospel training that really comes through in the way her vocals inflect and soar – set to grooves that are very much that late 80s British house-inspired style of the Coldcut generation. But Adeva's way more than just another singer working with beats – as the album's got a depth that really keeps on going, from the hit reworking of "Respect", through "Treat Me Right", "Promises", "Musical Freedom", "Warning", "I Don't Need You", "So Right", "Beautiful Love", and "In & Out Of My Life". This massive 4CD set is definitely the ultimate version – as it features an insane amount of bonus tracks – 46 more numbers, which has to be all of the many remixes of all the album's tracks that came out on overseas singles over the years. Comes in a slipcase with a nice booklet of notes – and more than four times the music that was on the original record! CD

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Billy BangLucky Man (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2021. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $52.99 54.99
One of the most compelling albums in years from Billy Bang – and that's really saying a lot, given how much compelling music he's recorded! The set is put together in conjunction with a fascinating documentary on Bang's life, music, and time spent fighting in Vietnam – an experience that stayed with him for decades, scarred him, and which here has become a way of reaching back into the past, into the culture, as a way to find some sort of personal healing! The result is fantastic – as Bang's amazing work on violin comes in contact with a variety of Vietnamese artists – including Tran Manh Tuan on tenor, Duc Dau of the Phu Dong Family Band, and even the larger Hanoi Symphony Orchestra – all different musical partners who really help Billy expand his sound and resolve some of his decades-old conflicts – presented alongside some spoken passages from the film that are very striking, and a few solo numbers too. Titles include "Mystery Of The Mekong", "Song For Don Cherry", "New Saigon Phunk", "Jungle Lullaby", "Dan Da Traditional Lithophone", and "Moments For The Kiamia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery ... LP
ESP, 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Count BasieSixteen Men Swinging (Dance Session Vol 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Neal Hefti, Manny Albam, and others! Groups on the set are often a bit small – and feature reeds by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Paul Quinichette; trumpets by Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, and Joe Newman; trombone from Henry Coker and Benny Powell; guitar by Freddie Green; and both piano and organ from Count Basie – the latter of which is a surprising and wonderful addition to this set! Features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Mambo Mist", "Stereophonic", "Plymouth Rock", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Slow But Sure", and "She's Just My Size". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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Duncan BrowneGive Me Take You ... CD
Immediate/Grapefruit (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A completely charming set from the British scene of the late 60s – one of those "shoulda been huge" sorts of records, but one that's become all that much more charming over the years because of its obscurity! Duncan Browne is a hell of a songwriter, and has a voice that's immediately captivating – served up here in a mix of acoustic instrumentation and larger arrangements that's not that far from the best sound of Island Records during the same generation – but with more of the singer/songwriter spin you might hear from Colin Blunstone. The whole thing's wonderful – a record that just keeps on giving over the years – with titles that include "Give Me Take You", "Ninepence Worth Of Walking", "The Ghost Walks", "Chloe In The Garden", "On The Bombsite", "Gabilan", "Alfred Bell", and "The Death Of Neil". Great UK version features 10 bonus tracks – some unissued demo and rehearsal cuts, plus "The Cherry Blossom Fool". CD

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Ornette ColemanComplete Science Fiction Sessions (including Broken Shadows – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
One of Ornette Coleman's best recordings from the 70s – and like his other album for Columbia, quite a change from the freewheeling sounds he was blowing over at Blue Note! The style here is a bit more high concept, but in a good way – with all the edges that Coleman had developed from the late 50s onward, brought into tighter focus for the Columbia setting – given a bit more complexity, although still with plenty of room for freedom – and played both with a smaller combo, and a slightly larger group. The mix of players is as striking as the sounds on the record – and includes Coleman on alto, trumpet, and violin – plus Dewey Redman on tenor, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell on drums. Asha Puthli sings a bit on the larger ensemble tracks – making a rare appearance here before her 70s soul career in Germany – and titles include "What Reason Could I Give", "Street Woman", "The Jungle Is A Skycraper", and "All My Life". 2CD set also features all the material from the Broken Shadows album as well – plus 3 previously unissued bonus tracks. Other titles include "Happy House", "Elizabeth", "Good Girl Blues", "Broken Shadows", "Rubber Gloves", and "Written Word". CD
(Out of print, 2000 pressing with 3 bonus tracks.)

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Ornette ColemanFree Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Speakers Corner (Germany), 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a gatefold cover with cutout window like the original!)

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Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram 2LP pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic pulse, with drums, bass, trumpet, and alto sax incredibly intertwined! Ornette's really got an edge on his instrument – cutting even more deeply here than the clipped, punctuated cornet work of Don Cherry – and the rhythm team of Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins are simply amazing – not just keeping up with the energy of Ornette, but also really helping facilitate it as well! Titles include the haunting "Lonely Woman", plus "Peace", "Chronology", and "Focus on Sanity". LP, Vinyl record album
(2013 Atlantic/Org pressing.)

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New York Contemporary FiveCopenhagen 1963 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups of the New York avant scene of the 60s – the legendary New York Contemporary Five, a combo that features Archie Shepp on tenor, John Tchicai on alto, Don Cherry on cornet, Don Moore on bass, and JC Moses on drums! This 1963 recording, originally done in Copenhagen, is one of the group's most lasting statements – a bold, bracing bit of jazz that seems to pick up energy from Ornette Coleman's dimming flame, prefacing Albert Ayler inferno to come, wrapped up with some of the sensitivity of Eric Dolphy in his final years – a record that rivals the best that any of those three players had to offer. Shepp's got an intensity that almost blows away his Impulse sides, and Tchicai has hardly ever sounded better – and even Cherry seems to be unlocking a whole new side of his spirit in the process of the recording! Titles include "Mick", "The Funeral", "When Will The Blues Leave", "Crepescule With Nellie", "OC", and "Cisum". CD

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VariousB-Music – Drive In, Turn On, Freak Out ... CD
B- Music (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Funky psychedelia and multicultural cosmic grooves – late 60s & early 70s discoveries collected and put together by a team of some of the deepest diggers of boundary busting pulpy material out there –the vital B-Music/Finders Keepers team! Here they've delivered one of our favorite B- compilations yet, really a mindblowing set of tunes. The sounds are far flung and from all over the world – but they share a common trait in that no matter how far out a tune might be, they all have a furious core groove. Wild cinematic soundtrack bits, spacey early prog, freaky folk, buzzing guitar jams, spiraling keyboard and hard driving funk tunes of all kinds – obscure stuff from Turkey, China, France, Europe, Japan, Poland, and the wilds of the UK & US scenes – amazing stuff all around! Nearly half of these nuggets were selected by B- resident geniuses Andy Votel and Dom Thomas, and the others chosen by influential guest DJ, producers & tastemakers including David Holmes, Lee Janda, Cherrystones, Chris McBride & others. 21 tracks in all: "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" by The Melodians, "Be Quite" (sic) by Jean Jacques Dexter, "Green Mountain, Jade Valley" by Cheung Kam Chun, "Arkham" by Spectre, "Bebek" by Sevil & Ayla, "Caballo Salvaje" by Unidades, "Fire" by Pegasus, "South Indian Line" by Jan Jankeje, "Guerra E Pace, Pollo E Brace" by Ennio Morricone, and more, plus the bonus track "Mera Mehbob Hai" by Nahid Akhtar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBroken Shadows ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1971/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
8 rare unissued tracks from Coleman's brief stint at Columbia, and stuff that was recorded during the same period as his Skies of America and Science Fiction LPs. The groups on the record are strong, and the playing is mostly in a pre-Harmelodic vein. Players include Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Bobby Bradford, and Charlie Haden – and tracks include "Rubber Gloves", "Broken Shadows", "Happy House", and "School Work". An essential chapter of Ornette's career! CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Rockefeller label pressing with Warner text in a gatefold cover without window. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Also available Free Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow logo pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging, a promo sticker, and a tiny split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousJoe Gibbs Presents Freedom To The People ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the legendary Joe Gibbs – one that doesn't just offer up a general assortment of cuts, but instead hones in on work recorded in the years 1971 and 1972 – a moment when Gibbs was really helping to transform the sound of Jamaican music! Many of these cuts show the new sort of headiness that Joe and a few key contemporaries were bringing to the scene in Kingston – and as with other Doctor Bird collections, the presentation is fantastic – with a huge amount of tracks that have never appeared on CD before, all with wonderful sound, and very detailed notes on Joe and the artists! There's a massive 54 cuts on the 2CD set – and titles include "If Ah Sa So" by The Destroyers, "New Kent Road" by Johnny Lover, "How Your Panty Get Wet" by Stranger & Jimmy, "We Love Weed" by Joe Gibbs All STars, "Rivers Of Babylon" by Prince Student, Cherry Island" by Aubrey Adams, "Peace Maker" by Max Romeo, "The Gardener" by Judy Mowatt, "Ah So" by Tommy McCook, "Rebeloution" by Winston Wright, "African Plant" by Vin Gordon, "George Headley Medley" by Dennis Alcapone, "Our Day Will Come" by The Heptones, "African Queen" by Augustus Pablo, "The Dynamic Ken Parker" by Ken Parker, "Shake Pretty Girl" by Jackie Brown, "From Africa With Love" by Rasta Man, "By The River Brown Sugar" by Cat Campbell, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassLost Treasures – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert Presents, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius – a wonderful collection of 22 rare numbers by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – all recorded during the group's years at A&M Records, and including a number of previously unreleased tunes! The sound here is completely sublime – way more than just the simple themes that you might expect from the TJB at the time, especially since there's a fair bit of numbers from Herb's late 60s years, when he was really opening into a wider range of modes explored by A&M Records on their Bacharach, Brazilian, soundtrack, and singer-songwriter releases. The whole thing's a key treasure in our 60s collection of instrumental pop – one that fills in a space we didn't even know we had! Titles include "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Julius & Me", "Happy Hour", "Promises Promises", "Whistlestar", "Killing Me Softy", "Chris", "Popcorn", "Flowers On The Wall", and "Up Cherry Street". CD
 
 
 



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