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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Windy CityLet Me Ride ... CD
Chi Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A wonderful album by one of the last great vocal groups to come out of Chicago – a harmony quintet to rival the greatness of any the east coast had to offer! Although recorded for the smoother-sounding Chi-Soul label, the album's got an approach that's quite similar to some of the best east coast indie work of the same period – a spare, open quality on the heartbreaking ballads, mixed with a fuller, more dynamic range on the uptempo groovers! The group's harmonies are tremendous – really well-crafted and personal, and never falling into any sort of cliche. Carl Davis produced, and kicks off the album with the strong groover "Windy City Theme" – done here in a vocal version that's as perfect an anthem to our hometown as we could ever hope for! Other cuts include the sublime slow track "Let Me Ride", plus versions of Sam Dees' wonderful "Good Guys Don't Always Win" and "Fool Or Your Man". Other tracks include "Win Or Lose", "Somethin's Missin", and "If By Chance". CD

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✨✧ Ebony Rhythm Funk CampaignWatchin' You, Watchin' Me ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect example of the old adage that the funkier the band's name is, the less funky their music will be! Not that the group's really that bad or anything – they're just not the all-out party jam you'd expect from an ensemble with "ebony" and "funk" in their name. The groove is more smooth funky soul than anything else, and the record was produced by Carl Davis for his Chi-Sound imprint, and it's got a similar sound to some of the other groups on the label, like Manchild. Tracks include "Jive Du Du", "You Got Me Rushin", "Where You Lead", "Syncopated Madness", and "Watchin You, Watchin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsCome To My Party ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A sweet late 70s gem from The Impressions – an album of smooth grooves and soulful steppers – and one that really shows the group flourishing in a new style at the time! Some of the group's Chicago contemporaries tried to move forward at the time, but few did things this well – still keeping the core sense of harmony and soul intact, while also finding new rhythms and some new warmer styles of instrumentation as well. Of course, it also helps that they're getting help from longtime Chicago soul producer Carl Davis – who's very respectful of the trio on the record, and clearly has a good repoire with Fred Cash, Sam Gooden, and Reggie Torian. And while the groovers are nice, the mellow ones are even better – great slow-stepping cuts that include "All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You", "Maybe I'm Mistaken", and "I Could Never Make You Stay" – nestled alongside tracks that include "Sorry", "This Can't Be Real", and "Come To My Party". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Chi-LitesHappy Being Lonely ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Beautiful beautiful work from The Chi-Lites – and a record that we might even say tops the best of their late Brunswick book! Despite the move from that label to Mercury, the group have a sound here that's still wonderfully fragile and harmony-focused – especially on the mellower cuts, which crackle with a sense of humanity that so many other harmony groups were losing at the time. But even the more upbeat tunes are great too – rolling along on some spacious arrangements by Tom Tom Washington, and showing that Chicago could come up with grooves to rival the sound of Philly! Titles include the great ballad "Love Can Be Hazardous", the Sam Dees number "Vanishing Love", and the titles "Don't Blame The World", "Message To The World", "Let Your Love Fall Like Rain", and "I Turn Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen in the top right.)

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Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". CD also features the bonus track "The Coldest Days Of My Life (part 1)". CD

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Chi-LitesToby ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away – set up with a style that's very different than most of the east coast groups of the period, and produced with this rich style that has the Brunswick records charts from Eugene Record and Tom Tom Washington soar wonderfully along with the vocals. As with other Brunswick albums, there's a few nuggets here that might show up elsewhere, but the album's got plenty of greatness to love on its own, too – with tracks that include "Toby", "There Will Never Be Any Peace", "I Like To Live The Love", "You Got To Be The One", "The Sound Of Lonely", "I Lied", "That's How Long", and "Gettin On Outta Town". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesGive It Away (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early material by The Chi-Lites – work that instantly soars above that of most of their contemporaries – with that incredible Windy City soul sound forged by the group's Eugene Record and producer Carl Davis! The groove is wonderful – free and easygoing, yet tight and right on the money too – lighter than the dancefloor styles of Detroit, a bit more sophisticated too – yet never apt to fall into all of the overly-emotive styles of the east coast too. This balance is what makes the group so wonderful – and really comes through on this early album – a treasure trove of songs penned by Eugene Record too! Titles include "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Give It Away", "What Do I Wish For", "My Whole World Ended", "24 Hours Of Sadness", and "To Change My Love". CD has some great bonus tracks too – "Love Me", "Love Is Gone", "My Baby Loves Me", "Price Of Love", and "Baby It's Time". CD

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Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and groovy little tracks – tunes that bounce around with that majestic Chi-soul style of the late 60s, all produced to perfection by the great Carl Davis! The sound is sublime – a pulling together of so many different strands into one bold, proud sound – sophisticated yet soulful, and with a rhythmic component that really sets the album apart from the pack. And even when Gene's singing tunes that you may know from other singers' hits, he does a tremendous job of transforming them – recasting them into his more mature groove, and managing to funky them up in ways we wouldn't expect! Evidence to this is the album's great version of James Brown's "There Was A Time" – which is followed by loads of other great cuts, including "Cowboys To Girls", "Fooling Around", "Pit Of Loneliness", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Laughter To Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A mellow soul classic from Chicago – and one of the last great records to come out of the city's hip 70s soul scene! We know very little about Crystal Winds – save for this excellent record, one of the few titles issued on the short-lived Cash Ear label, a south-side imprint in the tradition of 70s powerhouse labels like Curtom or Chi-Sound. The work's got a wonderfully polished feel – lots of jazzy harmonies on the vocals, and a smooth midtempo groove that reminds us of some of the best work on Fantasy Records, especially those handled by Wayne Henderson and At Home Productions. Includes a great jazzy stepper called "Signs of Winter's Time", plus other great tracks like "So Sad", "Love Ain't Easy", and "It's A Wondrous Thing". CD

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Maryann Farra & Satin SoulNever Gonna Leave You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s indie club classic – and the only album we've ever seen from Maryann Farra & Satin Soul! The group have a sound that's equal parts Brunswick Chicago soul and New York early disco groove – a combination that's brought out even more by the production talents of disco maestro Tony Valor and Chi-soul genius Eugene Record! The tunes groove along in a really rich style of arrangement – often using sweeping strings over tighter rhythms – sometimes hitting the loping midtempo groove you'd expect from Brunswick records at the time, yet also going for some of the faster, freer rhythms that were cropping up on the east coast indies of the time. Some tracks have a tight dancefloor feel – like "Never Gonna Leave You", "Do Those Little Things", and "Just A Little Timing" – while others have a beautiful soul groove – like "You Got To Be The One" and "Living In The Footsteps of Another Girl" – which both have a sound that feels like it was lifted from a lost Barbara Acklin or Chi-Lites album! The set also includes a female soul remake of "Stoned Out Of My Mind" that's almost worth the price of the record alone! CD also features a bonus cut – the single version of "Never Gonna Leave You". CD

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Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerVault Of Horror Presents – The Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (180 gram 3LP set with book) ... LP
Demon (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy 3LP ... $74.99 82.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavyweight triple vinyl pressing – on "Nasty" colored vinyl – in a heavy book-style cover!)

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Halleluiah Chorus/Richard Terry & CoI've Got To Find A Way/Instrumental No 1 ... 7-inch
Nickel, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A righteous soul gem from Chicago – killer work put together by Chi-soul DJ/Arranger Richard Pegue! "Got To Find A Way" features a chorus of singers – not religious, as their name might imply, but a cool group with falsetto soul traces, working in a baroque soul approach that's right up there with the best of the Cadet studio scene! Some great psychedelic touches on the production – and the instrumental on the flipside is a funky gem with loads of tight guitar, heavy conga, and killer sound overall! Super-dope – and a real winner 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Vinyl has a noisy press flaw at the beginning of "Instrumental No 1".)

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Gene Harris & His Three SoundsElegant Soul ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
A key meeting between the Three Sounds trio and the amazing Monk Higgins – done at a time when Higgins was taking his Chicago-crafted grooves to work on the west coast – and doing some really wonderful productions with Dee Ervin! The set features full Higgins backings throughout – a mix of jazz and strings that takes the usual Gene Harris sound into territory that you'd be much more likely to hear on Cadet Records back in Chi-town – a very hip, very soulful style that's totally great throughout, and a much-needed break from the straighter piano trio sound of other 60s albums the group did on Blue Note. Some tracks are laidback, but others are hard and funky – the kind of sock-solid cuts that have made the album a favorite with sample heads and soul dancers over the years – much heavier keyboard work than we'd ever heard before from Gene Harris, and a great precursor to funky favorites to come. Cuts include the excellent numbers "Sitting Duck", "Sugar Hill", "Black Gold", and "Book of Slim" – plus "Elegant Soul", "African Sweets", and "Walls Of Respect". CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". CD

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Chicago Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A massive tribute to the genius of soul in the Windy City – a wonderful compilation that really gets at the special sound Chicago brought into play during the early years of soul! The set is filled with key cuts from the Chi-town scene of the time – some of them lesser-known that the famous hits always associated with our hometown – and beautifully selected to really capture a moment when soul music was first starting to come together as a style! You can definitely hear roots from Chicago blues, gospel, and R&B in the cuts – but they're definitely all soul, all the way through – a killer batch of nuggets that manages to offer up fresh bits from some big names, and uncover some great cuts by some less familiar folks. The package features full track-by-track notes on the tunes by Bill Dahl – and titles include "Tragic" by The Sheppards, "At The Party "by Wade Flemons, "Hi Diddley Dee Dum Dum" By The Dells, "Tell Him" by The Drew-Vels, "I've Got A Girl" by Major Lance, "Senorita I Love You" by The Impressions, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" by Don & Bob, "My Heart Cries" by Etta & Harvey, "Isle Of Sirens" by Jerry Butler, "Enchanted Garden" by The Accents, "You've Got A Great Love" by The Chanteurs, "Father Knows Best" by The Radiants, "Let Em Try" by Rosco Gordon, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, and "Puppy Love" by Barbara Lewis. CD

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VariousBrunswick/Dakar Soul Stream Vol 1 – The Sweetest Thing ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredibly rich collection of work from the legendary Brunswick and Dakar Records labels – and one of the first to really get at the labels' rich legacy of 7" singles that were never issued on any sort of full length albums! The Brunswick sound was a powerhouse in the late 60s and early 70s – a force that saw big records from The Chi-Lites, Jackie Wilson, Artistics, and others – yet the company also recorded a heck of a lot more music too – all of which was every bit as great as the hits, from the grooves at the bottom, to the tight arrangements in the middle, and the fantastic range of vocals on the top! This series finally gets at digging into all the many artists who never issued full albums on Brunswick or Dakar Records – and this first volume features 24 tracks that include "One Two Three Hamilton Street" by The Equations, "The Sweetest Thing" by Channel 3, "Stay With Me Baby" by BW & The Next Edition, "Where Our Love Has Gone" by Ronnie LaShannon, "Soul Strut" by Floyd Smith, "Let's TCB" by Richard Parker, "Contract On Your Love" by Chuck Bernard, "Funky Fatso" by The Aqua Sonics, "Dynamite" by John Freeman, "Forever & A Day" by Wales Wallace, "Turn Me Loose" by Donnie Vann, "You're My Sweet" by The Realistics, and "Falling In Love" by The Complaments. CD

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VariousTurntables On the Hudson – 10 Year Anniversary ... CD
ESL, 2000s. Used 2CDs ... $5.99
A 2CD Anniversary compilation for Turntables On The Hudson – with a disc of Current Favorites and a second with Classics From The Catalogue! Disc One features tracks that by acts that are among our current favorites, too, with Quantic & Nicodemus, Balka Beat Box, Chico Mann and others. Titles include "Mi Swing Es Tropica" Zeb Reggae rmx"by Nickodemus & Quantic feat Hector Alomar, "Death Of A Revolution" by Quantic's Flowering Inferno, "Our Father, Our King" by Subatomic Sound System. "Soul Fever" (rmx) by Subatomic Sound System and much more. Disc 2 includes "Cleopatra In New York" by Nickodemus feat Carol C, "Brooklyn Ole" by Nickodemus & Osiris, "One For Senegal" by Pleb, "Chi Che" by Marzebian and more. CD
(Digitpack has a some light wear.)

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✨✧ GoblinGreatest Hits Vol 1 – 1975 to 1979 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
CAM/AMS (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of work from Goblin – the prog rock group whose horror soundtracks really helped transform the sound of Italian cinema in the 70s! Goblin's earlier music was more jamming – but here, they really revel in space as much as they do sound – leaving plenty of room for keyboard lines, guitar bits, and the kind of slightly-funky elements that make their music so great – in a package that pulls together some of their best cuts from the films Profondo Rosso, Roller, Chi, La Via Della Drogsa, Zombi, and Suspiria. Titles include "La Via Della Droga", "Chi (parts 1 & 2)", "Death Dies", "Trumpet's Flight", "E Suono Rock", "Zaratozom", "Zombi", "Suspiria", and "Roller". Includes liner notes and memorabilia by Fabio Capuzzo! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick/Dakar Soul Stream Vol 3 ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly rich collection of work from the legendary Brunswick and Dakar Records labels – and one of the first to really get at the labels' rich legacy of 7" singles that were never issued on any sort of full length albums! The Brunswick sound was a powerhouse in the late 60s and early 70s – a force that saw big records from The Chi-Lites, Jackie Wilson, Artistics, and others – yet the company also recorded a heck of a lot more music too – all of which was every bit as great as the hits, from the grooves at the bottom, to the tight arrangements in the middle, and the fantastic range of vocals on the top! This series finally gets at digging into all the many artists who never issued full albums on Brunswick or Dakar Records – and this third volume features 28 tracks that include "The Great Pretender" by Linda Hopkins, "Somebody I Know" by Wales Wallace, "Your Love Controls My World" by Johnny Williams, "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Frankie Coe, "What Kind Of Girl" by Demetriss Tapp, "Don't Take It Out On This World" by Adam's Apples, "Hey Mama" by The Admirations, "Suddenly" by Tony Drake, "Can't Stop Loving You" by Otis Leavill, "You Have No Time To Lose" by The Four Pennies, "I Can't Help Myself" by Chuck Carter, "Nobody Can Love You" by Leroy Taylor, and "It's All Over Between Us" by Lee Charles. CD

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✨✧ Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerLucio Fulci's Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Power – Funky Kingston 2 – Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Trojan, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
You didn't really imagine Trojan would only be able to come up with one volume of funked up Island jammies did you?! 20 more blazing funky reggae cuts, some so hot you might imagine you've stumbled on a lost batch of hardcore funky 45s from Memphis, Chi Town or LA instead of Kingston, and others lurching along with skanking rhythms colliding in a beautifully messed up way with chopped up funk grooves. Includes "Funky Buttercup" and "Shaft" by the Chosen Few, "Soul Power" by Nicky Thomas, "Sticky Fingers" by Jamaica Jam, "Meditation" by Anette Jackson, "Get Up, Stand Up" by the Chequers, "Penguin Funk" by Mike Dorane & The Cimarons, "Kinky Fly" by Bunny Scott & Lee Perry, "Give Me Some More" by the Studio Sound, "Medusa Parts 1 & 2" by H2O (the Aquarians), 'Express Yourself" by Hopeton Lewis, and "Keep Steppin" by the Cimarons. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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ChicksSound Of The Chicks ... CD
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style that's a bit more down to earth than some of the harmonies of other groups of this nature – almost like the girls are so excited and happy with the tunes, they're exclaiming together – instead of trying to craft some more complex patterns with their vocals! That style makes these tracks instantly compelling, and bursting with energy – and backings have a tight Brit invasion style, nicely romping and rave up – with an odd male vocal urging the sisters on at points. Titles include "Heart Of Stone", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "The Birds & Bees", "I Feel Fine", "I Want You To Be My Boy", "Looking For The Right Guy", and "Goodnight Baby". CD

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ChicksSound Of The Chicks ... LP
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... On July 31, 2020
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style that's a bit more down to earth than some of the harmonies of other groups of this nature – almost like the girls are so excited and happy with the tunes, they're exclaiming together – instead of trying to craft some more complex patterns with their vocals! That style makes these tracks instantly compelling, and bursting with energy – and backings have a tight Brit invasion style, nicely romping and rave up – with an odd male vocal urging the sisters on at points. Titles include "Heart Of Stone", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "The Birds & Bees", "I Feel Fine", "I Want You To Be My Boy", "Looking For The Right Guy", and "Goodnight Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of The Chicks ... CD 14.99

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MachitoNew Sound Of Machito ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Machito album from the early 60's, when he was making the group a little bit smaller, and giving it a more modern sound. Graciela's on vocals on a number of tracks, including some nice originals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Mexican Roulette pressing, with checkered labels. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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AhleuchatistasArrebato ... CD
International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
Mighty nice work from a really inventive duo – the team of Ryan Oslance on drums and Shane Parish on guitar – both musicians who work with a criss-crossing sound that's part jazz, flavored maybe partly by rock – in a blend that really continues the legacy of some important Chicago sounds of the final years of the 20th Century! There's a wide array of textures from the guitar – sometimes more pronounced leads, sometimes subtle sonic energy, and sometimes rhythmic blasts that really echo the work on drums – which also has a way of stepping between conventional and more unusual modes, as both musicians progress in styles that often have a relatively rhythmic core. Titles include "Power With", "Erosion", "Sundowning", "Rincon Pio Sound", "La Faena", and "Shelter In Place" – a tune that maybe resonates more differently now than when it was recorded! CD

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Nat BirchallTradition Disc In Dub – Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner ... LP
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $32.99
A fantastic album in the new dub tradition that UK saxophonist Nat Birchall has been exploring – recorded modes that are very different than his spiritual jazz albums, but equally cool overall! The vibe here is maybe like some lost date recorded at King Tubby's – but with more of a jazz element in the mix – as Birchall plays tenor and flute, plus piano, melodica, organ, bass, and percussion – all in this swirling mix that's created by Al Breadwinner – who's not only the producer and mixer, but adds in his own organ, drums, guitar, piano, melodica, and percussion! The group are joined by Vin Gordon – whose trombone is an excellent balance in the sound – and David Fullwood adds in some trumpet lines too, which furthers the jazz elements in the overall sound. Titles include "Hornsman Rock", "Dub In The Heavens (parts 1 & 2)", "Struggle Dub", "Organizer Version", "Olaudah Equiano Dub", "Giza Dub", and "Congo Drum Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy ButlerI'll Bet You/Careless Heart ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Wonderful lost work from Billy Butler! "I'll Be You" is Billy's cover of George Clinton's early composition – originally done in a very slow heavy version by Funkadelic, but reworked masterfully into a loping soul groover with a real Chicago sound. "Careless Heart" is an iceman number, similar to work by Billy's brother Jerry – and produced here with a strong uptown sound. Sonny Sanders arranged, and Carl Davis produced. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Brunswick sleeve, with a price sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ Johnny Griffith IncGrand Central Shuttle/My Love (RCA) ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Funky work from this excellent Detroit keyboardist! "Grand Central" is a humming instrumental – one that begins with raw guitar licks and hi-hats, plucking out the groove before more guitar scratches on in, and Johnny comes over the top on some hard piano lines. Wah wah gets into the mix – and there's a funky breakdown that's right off a Lalo Schifrin 70s soundtrack. Very nice! The flip's a ballad – in case you were wondering – and pretty sleepy at that. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve, including jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Fumio KarashimaHot Islands (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $24.99
A more electric album than usual from pianist Fumio Karashima – but in a great way too! The album has Karashima playing Fender Rhodes, mini-moog, and other keys – in addition to his usual acoustic piano – in a driving quartet lineup with bass from Miroslav Vitous and saxes from Mabumi Yamaguchi! The sound is different than Karashima's acoustic work – a bit bolder and sometimes more spacey – but the record still strongly displays his warmth and imagination, especially on original compositions – and although in a common fusion mode of the time, there's a sense of subtlety here that we can really appreciate. A few tracks get a bit funky at the bottom, and titles include "Breeze", "American Tango", "By Road", "Hot Islands", "Chardin Square", and "Merry Go Round". CD
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Major LanceVery Best Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/Epic, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – and really helping to define the Chicago sound that would rise to even greater heights later in the decade! This 16 track set is a great little overview of Lance's work for Okeh – and many of the tunes were written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis, a key team in the studio that makes for some really killer numbers! Titles include "Come See", "It's The Beat", "Without A Doubt", "The Matador", "Girls", "The Monkey Time", "Delilah", "Um Um Um Um Um", "Mama Didn't Know", "Ain't It A Shame", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "I'm So Lost". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chabrier/Dukas/Ippolitov Ivanov/Ponchielli/Rimsky Korsakov/Rossini/Saint Saens/SmetanaPortraits In Sound – Espana/Sorcerer's Apprentice/Procession Of The Sardar/Dance Of The Hours/Russian Easter OrchestraPasso A Sei/Bacchanale/Moldau/Ballabile – Leinsdorf/Concert Arts Symphony ... CD
EMI, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michael GiacchinoStar Trek Into Darkness – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Varese, 2013. Used ... $6.99
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Tohru AizawaTachibana ... CD
Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse Records generation, but who've clearly moved to their own plane of existence as a unit – really feeling each others' impulses automatically, and creating this cohesive vision of music that's simply fantastic from start to finish! All tracks are long, and often quite spiritual too – especially when the tenor and soprano sax of Kyoichiroh Morimura soar out in the lead – driven on by the fantastic piano of leader Tohru Aizawa, and the bass of Kohzoh Watanabe and drums of Tetsuya Morimura. None of the players achieved the same fame as some of their bigger contemporaries, but really sound wonderful here – on titles that include "Dead Letter", "Sacrament", "Philosopher's Stone", and a great version of the Chick Corea tune "La Fiesta". CD

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Aphrodite's Child666 ... CD
Vertigo, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
One of the coolest rock concept albums ever – and arguably the crowning moment for Aphrodite's Child – an incredibly hip Greek group from the early 70s – featuring a young Demis Roussos on vocals, and Vangelis Papathanassiou on organ, piano, vibes, flute, and a lot of other instrumentation! Vangelis composed the whole set – as an extended piece based on the Apocalypse of St John – and the album was recorded in Paris, away from their native Greece – in a time of political unrest and cultural upheaval that's clearly referenced in the music! There's a really wide array of textures and moods on the set – from sinister to soft, freaky to peaceful, all laid out beautifully with a sense of poetry and power that few other groups could match! Irene Pappas performs a recitation, and also gives some sexy sounds on the classic "Infinity" – and other tunes include "The System", "Babylon", "Loud Loud Loud", "The Four Horsemen", "The Seventh Seal", "Aegian Sea", "The Marching Beast", "Capture Of The Beast", "Altamont", "Seven Trumpets", and "Hic Et Nunc". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arp Frique & Erik RitfeldImprovised Suites For Analog Machines ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A really fantastic set of keyboard sounds – a record that features improvised duets between Arp Frique and Erik Ritfeld – who each switch up their machines on every different track! At the core of the record is an Elka Drummer One rhythm box and a Roland Space Echo – but then each of the tracks has Frique and Ritfeld moving to a different keyboard unit as they improvise together – all in a way that's tuneful and rhythmic, but with a style that's a lot more creative than the usual keyboard record of this style! Each track is named after the keyboard used – and titles include "Arp", "Farfisa", "SH2000", "DX7", "Solina", and "Juno". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFull Force ... CD
ECM, 1980. Used ... $9.99
One of the few ECM sides recorded by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – easily some of the hippest work the label issued at the time, and a key way for the avant collective to get a bit of large audience exposure! The sound is still very much in the best AEC style here – and if anything, ECM's sensitivity to sound has allowed the group to explore some of the farther reaches of their sonic sensibilities – those contemplative moments that could sometimes be lost in the hands of other producers, captured beautifully here in a range of instruments far too many to mention! Some of the bolder tracks have Lester Bowie's trumpet right out front – almost hinting at his own solo association with the label – and titles include "Care Free", "Magg Zelma", "Full Force", and "Old Time Southside Street Dance". CD
(Recent pressing in a gatefold sleeve.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNice Guys ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – but no less strong, as if anything, the AEC has mastered their musical vision so well, they're coming across here with an extremely cohesive sound. Instrumentation includes a wide range of percussion, plus the usual bass of Malachi Favors and the saxes of Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell – and tracks include "Ja", "Folkus 11", "597-59", and "Dreaming Of The Master". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (Prestige pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1971/1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – traveling in People In Sorrow territory that shows a remarkable sense of sound and space. All members of the group pick up some percussion to build the track as it goes along – then follow suit with a more reed-based approach on the other extended tune on the album, "Lebert Aaly" – the group's brilliant tribute to the late Albert Ayler! The sound is incredibly deep and textured – and draws a clear line between creative improvisation and technical composition that puts the group alongside Cage and Hindemuth! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age on the back, but looks great overall!)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoThird Decade ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles – some tracks are straighter, more composed, and less improvised; others use a larger sound palette, and go for themes that are almost sentimental and nostalgic at times. Yet somehow, going back to this one, we're stunned at how interesting we find the whole thing – as each track seems to offer up a new surprise, and the series of musical visions expressed shows how much the group had grown during their time together. Includes the wonderful "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi", the percussive jammer "Third Decade", the sonorously-wonderful "Bell Piece", and the tracks "Walking In The Moonlight", "Zero", and "Funky AECO". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of Soweto (Art Ensemble Of Chicago)America – South Africa ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989/1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A second pairing of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Amabutho Male Chorus – one that's indicated not just in the title of the record, but in a changing of the group's name! The sound here is even more Afro-styled than the previous effort – coming across right from the start with a bold, righteous vibe that's quite unique – almost a bit more confident than some of the Ensemble's other work of the time – and executed in a way that really shows that confidence! The male voices aren't always in strong focus, which still leaves plenty of space for the group's creative instrumental interplay – and titles include "Colors One", "US of A/U of SA", "Zola's Smile", "America", and "You Got It". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny BarronGreen Chimneys ... LP
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1984. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Kenny sounds wonderful here – and how could he not, with a rhythm section that includes Buster Williams on bass and Ben Riley on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie BeirachElegy For Bill Evans ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Superb work from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that's dedicated to Bill Evans, and which certainly embraces some of the key numbers in his songbook – but which also has that even more spacious sound that Beirach was bringing to his trio dates in the 70s! Richie's sense of timing and tone are fantastic – doing so much with so little, that Evans would have been pleased – although again, Beirach is hardly borrowing straight from Bill's style. Also fantastic is bassist George Mraz, whose way of inflecting notes and measuring color and mood almost rival the role of Eddie Gomez when playing with Evans – all balanced nicely by the work of Al Foster on drums, who's at his most subtle here. Titles include "Blue In Green", "Nardis", "Peace Pipe", "Spring Is Here", "Solar", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) – and in doing so, he came up with one of the first jazz soundtracks to really work strongly with a dramatic narrative. The film's striking theme is played in a number of variations, either with orchestral backing, or in small combo format by Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a crack west coast group that features work by Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, and Pete Candoli. The tracks work perfectly together as a suite of tracks, even without the images of the film – telling a tale of temptation, sadness, tragedy, and rebirth. Titles include "Clark Street", "Breakup", "The Fix", "Zosh", "Frankie Machine", and "Audition". Worth the price for the Saul Bass cover alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Franco Bixio/Fabio Frizzi/Vince TemperaTutti Possono Arricchire Tranne I Poveri ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A warmer score than earlier work from the trio of Bixio, Frizzi, and Tempera – and one that's got a fair bit of groovy moments too! The film echoes earlier Italian soundtrack styles, but with more mid 70s instrumentation – more keyboards than you might have heard from the trio a few years before, yet balanced with richness from acoustic instrumentation – which comes across especially well on both the funky numbers, and some of the tunes that have a slightly more electronic vibe! The whole thing's pretty darn great – upbeat and melodic, but never in a way that's just throwaway repetitions of a single theme – and the 24 track CD marks the first-ever issue of the music, apart from an earlier 45rpm single that only featured two tunes! CD

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... CD
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul at the center. BJ's years as a guest vocalist himself makes him such a great host for guest singers, MCs and producers on his own records, too – and this one features Anderson.Paak, Rick Ross, Afrojack and others with production by Danja, Cool & Dre, Karriem Riggins and more. Includes "Feel The Vibe" feat Anderson.Paak, "Champagne", "Get Away" feat JID, Buddy & Kent Jamz, "Tome Today", "Can't Wait", "Playa's ball" feat Rick Ross, "Too Good", "Close", "Rather Be With You", "Worryin' Bout Me" feat Offset, "Reach" feat Afrojack and more. CD

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsChild Is Father To The Man ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A wild debut from Blood Sweat & Tears – one of those records that forever changed the face of popular music! The set's noteworthy not just for early vocals from Al Kooper – who was a key part of the group at their start – but also for key production work from a young John Simon – who helped arrange a bit, threw in a few musical touches, and really gave the group some focus on record – of the sort that would continue over the course of man albums. The set's got some added strings at points, and there's even some backup vocals from the duo of Valerie Simpson and Melba Moore. Titles include "Overture", "I Can't Quit Her", "Just One Smile", "Without Her", "My Days Are Numbered", "Morning Glory", and "So Much Love/Underture". LP, Vinyl record album
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Bonniwell Music MachineBonniwell Music Machine (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An amazing second chapter for The Music Machine – working here with the last name of leader Sean Bonniwell in their name – in a groove that's even weirder and wilder than before! The group take on an odd new sound here – still the heady brew of fuzz and Hammond on their original garagey recordings from LA – but with a mode that also really lets Bonniwell's offbeat character come to the forefront – both in the odd lyrics, and his stark presentation in the lead – a Sunset Strip sense of personality that's almost up there with Kim Fowley at times! The record's definitely one of the weirder, more edgey sides cut for Warner Brothers in the mid 60s – and titles include "Astrologically Incompatible", "Double Yellow Line", "The Trap", "Soul Love", "Bottom Of The Soul", "Me Myself & I", and "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
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Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. Used ... $3.99
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD
Also available South Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD 6.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD
Also available South Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD 3.99

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Tony BrankerFor The Children ... LP
Out-Sider (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
You might know Tony Branker from his more recent work – issued under the name of Anthony Branker, and often quite far-reaching in scope – and here, even at a young age, the trumpeter's already got a heck of an amazing vision – working here in a beautiful set of all-original music, carried out with a very soulful sound! The lineup has fantastic electric piano from Gary Monheit – who never overwhelms, but kind of carves out these blocks to shape the rhythms – while a young Stanley Jordan plays guitar, and the set sparkles with horn work from Branker and saxophonist Glenn Cashman! The tracks are loose and fluid – and the strong, soulful mix of trumpet and electric piano reminds us of Freddie Hubbard on early CTI – but with a more personal, indie spirit overall. Titles include "Light Me Higher", "Black On Black", "Do Dat", "Circles", "You Can't Play In The Rain", and "A Dream Deferred". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (3CD set) ... CD
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 3CD ... $25.99
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! CD

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetStone/Water ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Fantastic live material from a very unique group – the instantly-legendary meeting of reedman Peter Brotzmann with the leading lights of the Chicago avant jazz scene in the 90s – brought together into a tremendous tentet that's maybe even better than the sum of its parts! The group features Brotzmann on tenor and clarinet, Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lomberg-Holm on cello and violin, Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass – and "honorary Chicagoan" Mats Gustafsson on tenor and flutophone, plus Toshinori Kondo on trumpet and electronics, and William Parker on bass. Phew, that's one heck of a lineup – the kind that rivals some of the European or British improvising ensembles of decades past – but one that has its own very specific flavor, and a sound that's brimming over with youth – so much so that the non-Chicago guests really seem to gain inspiration from the core. This Okka disc set captures the band live at the 16th Victoriaville Festival in 1999. CD

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet + 2Short Visit To Nowhere ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99
A set that's a bit of a companion to the Brotzmann Chicago Tentet album Broken English – as it was recorded with the same lineup, on the same days – but a record that's also got a very different vibe of its own, thanks to the never-ending imagination of all the members of the group! As on the afore-mentioned record, the group here is expanded by two key guests – bassist William Parker and trumpeter Roy Campbell – east coast heavyweights brought in to an already great lineup that features reeds from Peter Brotzmann, Mars Williams, Mats Gustafsson, and Ken Vandermark – plus Joe McPhee on trumpet and valve trombone, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and violin, and both Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums. Yet even with the two guests musicians, the Tentet manages to really feel the space around each individual musician in the lineup – working with amazing sensitivity, instead of overdone bombastic energy – creating sounds of chance and change on titles that include "Lightbox", "Short Visit To Nowhere", "Ellington", and "Hold That Thought". CD

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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other groups could match – in a style that really paves the way for the James Brown/JBs sound of the 70s – with long tracks, and some killer fast versions of some of the best funky cuts from the late King Records years! The set includes a smoking 10 minute version of "Sex Machine" –plus other groovers like "I Got the Feeling", "Mother Popcorn", "Licking Stick", and a great version of "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing in a Unipak cover, with some ring & edge wear and small name in marker.)

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Uschi Bruning/Ernst-Ludwig PetrowskyKontraste ... LP
Amiga (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Experimental vocals and offbeat reed sounds – a really great pairing of singer Uschi Bruning and reedman Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky! We know Ernst-Ludwig and Uschi from a range of other projects, but they really sound different here together – especially because Petrowsky's reeds are often trying to emulate the modes and timing of Bruning's vocals – which themselves are very free and horn-like in their expression – quite far from any sort of usual jazz vocals! The whole record's given us a great deal more respect for Uschi, and opens our ears even further to the genius of Ernst-Ludwig – thanks to tracks that include "Lonely Woman", "Sax Shop", "Kontraste", "Bandblatt", "Das Ding", "Skizzen", and "Duellarando". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Chico BuarqueChico Buarque De Hollanda Vol 1 ... LP
RGE/Audio Clarity (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The debut of a legend – Chico Buarque's first album for RGE, and a groundbreaking batch of tunes that helped shape the sound of popular music in Brazil for years to come! Buarque predates the Tropicalia era, but is working here in a style that clearly allowed for their later impact – a mode that draws on styles from bossa, folklore, and samba – but which somehow manages to rise into a groove that's all its own. Buarque's genius can immediately be summed up in classics on the set – like "Pedro Pedreiro", "A Rita", "Tem Mais Samba", "A Banda", and "Ole Ola" – all wonderful numbers that make the album an essential one in any collection! LP, Vinyl record album
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Chico BuarqueConstrucao ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $11.99
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, and adds in some of the more complicated approaches to arrangement that were being developed in Brazil at the end of the 60s – in a way that pushes Chico's work to the next level, and which makes this record sit right up there with work at the time by Jobim or Edu Lobo. Titles include "Samba De Orly", "Valsinha", "Acalanto", "Deus Ilhe Pague", and "Construcao". Really beautiful – with a lot of soul, and a great sound! CD
(Note: the CD has a few slight dips in sound at times, very brief and nothing major – and this is an issue with the original mastering of the record. Out of print, 1993 pressing.)

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Chico Buarque/Nara Leao/Maria BethaniaQuando O Carnaval Chegar ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $16.99
A fantastic soundtrack recorded in the immediate post-Tropicalia years – featuring some of the best early 70s work by Chico Buarque, Nara Leao, Maria Bethania, and others! The cover has a mad image with Buarque, Leao, and Bethania in top hats and shiny uniforms – and the music follows up with a similarly lively spirit – samba-esque, with other touches of rock and jazz production that give the work an expansive and trippy feel. Roberto Menescal handled the arrangements – and titles include "Cacada" by Chico Buarque, "Mais Uma Estrela" by Nara Leao, "Soneto" by Orquesta De Cordas, "Soneto" by Nara Leao, "Partido Alto" by MPB-4, "Formosa" by Nara Leao & Maria Bethania, "Baioque" by Maria Bethania, and "Cantores De Radio" by Chico, Naria, and Maria together! CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", "It's About Time", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". CD

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Jimmy CarrollSpeed the Parting Guest (Hi Fi Bull in a China Shop) (10-inch LP) ... LP
Cook, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack Fascinato or Dean Elliott over at Capitol Records in the late 50s, but an even more sonically-sensitive session done for the smaller Cook imprint! Jimmy Carroll leads an assortment of vibes, bells, harps, toys, percussion, and other odd instruments – all in a weird and playful mix of melodies that almost come across like mini-cartoons in sound! There's not much in the way of larger or conventional instrumentation – which makes Jimmy's work even different than bigger label experiments like this – and the recording quality from Cook really makes all the odd sounds come through with great clarity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightwear.)

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Chris CarterArchival 1973 to 1977 (blue vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Mute, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $20.99 22.98
Early and amazing sounds from electronic genius Chris Carter – material recorded in his home studio during the mid 70s – with a style that clearly lays the blueprint for his collaborations to Throbbing Gristle! Yet without any vocals or other noise, you can really hear the Carter component of the music in a wonderful way – different even than his later collaborations with Cosi Fanni Tutti, even when spare – as the whole vibe here is maybe a more condensed version of Krautrock electronics, taken into the space of songs that are just a few minutes long – but which also have a lot more darkness than other electronic work of the time. That sense of darkness is key – as these tracks are subtle, but very different than spacier or more calming music of the type – proof that Carter was really an emotional pioneer when it came to this side of the spectrum. Titles include "Warm Hair", "Nodes", "Head Less", "Jet Age", "Hexfoil", "Black Powder", "Ghost Trains", and "See Sick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited blue vinyl pressing – with download.)

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Alvin CashFunky Washing Machine/I Don't Want It (If It Don't Look Good) ... 7-inch
Sound Stage 7, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Mono promo in a Sound Stage 7 sleeve!)

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✨✧ ChicagoChicago III ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Chicago on their third LP – still humming strong! The group are following the double-length format of their first two here – cutting out some sub-suites of tracks that mix together jazzy riffing, harder guitars, and some of those sweet vocal arrangements that always sounded better on these early records than on later, weaker ones. Tracks include "Sing A Mean Tune Kid", "What Else Can I Say", "Mother", "Free Country", "Motorboat To Mars", "Flight 602", "I Don't Want Your Money", "Fallin Out", "Dreamin Home", "When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow", and "The Approaching Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, missing the poster. Cover has light wear.)

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Chicago Afrobeat ProjectOff The Grid EP ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2008. Used ... $8.99
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The rhythms are really great – quite fresh at points, with timings that go past the usual Fela mode – and the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, horns, and riffing guitar. Titles include the new tracks "Global Warning", "Ich Fumbus Grossen", and "Nobody Likes A Prima Donna" – plus "Media Man" in a radio edit, and in a "backseat bingo remix". CD

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✨✧ Chicago Underground DuoSynesthesia ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Third album by this groundbreaking Chicago group! The sound is very stripped down on this one – with Rob Mazurek on cornet, electronics, and "found sound"; and the great drummer Chad Taylor on percussion and vibes, which are very nice! CD

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ChiminyoI Am Chiminyo EP ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
Pretty amazing work from Chiminyo – aka jazz drummer Tim Doyle, who also finds a way to trigger samples when he plays – creating this one-man sound on the record that really comes as quite a surprise! All three tracks on the EP were performed live by Chiminyo – and while he's handling drums and percussion, he also works his way through samples that are played live too – not a previously-recorded soundscape, but a complex blend of elements that move between electronic pulses, global sources, and bassy bits that are mighty nice – served up on the tracks "Kandy Lanx", "We'll Never Know", and "Dharma Bodies". LP, Vinyl record album

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KS Chithra with IlaiyaraajaKS Chithra with Ilaiyaraaja ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s-Early 90s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Sprightly, modernist Kollywood pop from the mid 80s – beautifully sung by KS Chithra, with the boundary-busting sounds and arrangements of Ilaiyaraaja! The songs are wonderful, time-honored regional pop sounds – traditionally-constructed songs blended with some 80s studio touches – loops, multi-tracking, drum machines, synths and electric keys – which all then fuse seamlessly with the haunting strings, percussion and achingly beautiful female vocals you'd expect from Kollywood – mixed with some madder, pulpy bits too! KS Chithra is as lovely of a vocalist as Asha Bhosle and other more internationally known singers, adding the warmth and depth of the songs collected here. We might even love this more than the earlier Ilaiyaraaja work Finders Keepers put together for the Solla Solla compilation – we didn't expect this to surpass it! Wonderful! Includes "Indha Vennila", "Yaaro Sonnaangalaam", "Vandadhe", "Oh My Love", "Pon Maaney", "Kankaliley", "Rathiri Thookkam", "Velli Kizhamai", "Oru Pooncholai", "Nethu Oruthara", "Hey Maina" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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ChrismaChinese Restaurant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Medical, 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Icy cool Italian new wave from husband & wife duo Chrisma – lots of great synth noir grooves that predates the massive pop crossover of this kind of sound by a handful of years – and it's truly underappreciated all these years later! They're some nice & punchy guitars for added bite, and the male & female counterpart vocals bring a sultry tension to the proceedings. Titles include "Thank You", "Black Silk Stockings", "C Rock", "What For", "Wanderlust", "Mandoia", "Lycee" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl reissue pressing. #172/500.)

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Don CooperBless The Children ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light instrumentation on flute and violin, used in ways to bring a lyrical sweetness to the tunes that we really love – not exactly in Nick Drake territory, but a similar sort of sweetening! Rhythms are often more heavy on the acoustic basslines than the drums, which gives them a bottom-up sort of groove – warm and mellow, but with wonderfully funky moments. Titles include "Bless The Children", "Mad George", "Tell Me About Her", "Willy Jean", "Sad-Eyed Queen Of The Mountain", "Brotherlove", "A New Gun", "Only A Dream", and "Tin Cans & Alleyways". CD

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Chick CoreaInner Space (Tones For Joans Bones plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
An expanded version of Chick Corea's amazing Tones For Joan's Bones album from the late 60s – presented here with some key bonus tracks as well! The core album is amazing stuff – quite different than Chick Corea's 70s work, and a set that's filled with heavy soul jazz and Latin influences! Chick's coming off of years of work in Latin bands, and in smaller soul jazz combos, and his writing here is a mix of the freer style that would later become too free, with the rootsier elements of his background. The players on the record include Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Steve Swallow on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and all tracks are long, with a sweeping, searching, soulful sound. Titles include a beautiful rendition of Chick's "Litha", which he also recorded with Stan Getz on Sweet Rain, plus two other nice originals – "Tones For Joan's Bones" and "Straight Up And Down". This set also includes two numbers left off the original release, "Inner Space" and "Guijira" – recorded at the same time, and a wonderful expansion of the already-great set. Added to the record are two more Chick-centered tracks from the Hubert Laws album Laws' Cause – "Windows" and "Trio For Flute, Bassoon & Piano" – arranged by Corea, and featuring him on piano and Hubert Laws on flute. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Chick CoreaReturn To Forever ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $22.99
One of Chick Corea's greatest moments on record – the self-titled album by the legendary Return To Forever group – a combo that included Joe Farrell on saxes, Flora Purim on vocals, Airto on percussion, and Stanley Clarke on bass! The sound is archetypal 70s fusion at its best – filled with soaring electric keyboard work from Chick, and plenty of great Brazilian touches by Airto and Flora. Farrell's reeds help the tunes get a really sharp edge, especially once they get going – and the whole album is an electric piano classic through and through, filled with great titles that include "Sometime Ago/La Fiesta", "Return To Forever", "Crystal Silence", and "What Game Shall We Play Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some gloss peeling on the edges.)

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Chick Corea & Gary BurtonIn Concert, Zurich – October 28 1979 ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best ECM teams of the 70s – working here together in a wonderful live set! Chick Corea's got this wonderful flow on his piano – almost a quality that's more like the most unbridled Keith Jarrett work for ECM – bursting out with light and color at each new turn, but in a way that makes it feel like Chick's just discovering each sound as it comes to his fingertips! This quality really seems to bring out a freshness in Burton's vibes, too – an ebullience that's even stronger than usual – and not as concerned with deeper-down sounds as some of his other ECM recordings. The whole thing's great – with lots of original tunes by Chick – and titles include "Song To Gayle", "Mirror Mirror", "Crystal Silence", "Bud Powell", and "Senor Mouse". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Chick Corea & Return To ForeverLight As A Feather ... LP
Polygram, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh – skipping along with an amazing mix of fusion, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking solos! The album's overflowing with great-grooving goodies – and titles include the great original version of "Captain Marvel", plus "Light As A Feather", "Spain", and "500 Miles High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisE Poi Lo Chiamarono Il Magnifico (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A really strong little western score for this obscure Terence Hill film from the early 70s – a soundtrack that still works in the conventions of the spaghetti western genre, but which also uses other instrumental twists from time to time – making for a nicely varied set! A few of the tracks have a more solid orchestral approach, others use some acoustic guitar in a very spare setting, and a few others go for an odder, almost folksy sound at times. The theme track features vocals from Gene Roman, and the Nora Orlandi chorus sings on a few more numbers too. Titles include "Don't Lose Control", "Sfida In Paese", "Tema Di Candida", "Arrivo In Treno", "Arrivo In Paese", Tom In Paese", "The Killers" and more. This edition from Digitmovies includes 6 bonus tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing of 300!)

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisLo Chiamavano Bulldozer (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $28.99
A very groovy little soundtrack from the team of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis – one that was penned to accompany an offbeat Bud Spencer film of the late 70s, and which offers up plenty of variations on the catchy theme! Bud plays Bulldozer – an ex-US football player, holed up in Italy – where he cobbles together a team of locals to take down the team of the US Army stationed nearby – a goofy plot, but one that's made that much better by the work of the De Angelis brothers! The core theme is initially sung by Oliver Onions, in English – then taken through a range of great instrumental readings that echo some of the styles used by Guido and Maurizio on their straighter crime and action scores, but with lots of sweet twists and turns along the way. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies on colored vinyl.)
Also available Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisLo Chiamavano Bulldozer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A very groovy little soundtrack from the team of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis – one that was penned to accompany an offbeat Bud Spencer film of the late 70s, and which offers up plenty of variations on the catchy theme! Bud plays Bulldozer – an ex-US football player, holed up in Italy – where he cobbles together a team of locals to take down the team of the US Army stationed nearby – a goofy plot, but one that's made that much better by the work of the De Angelis brothers! The core theme is initially sung by Oliver Onions, in English – then taken through a range of great instrumental readings that echo some of the styles used by Guido and Maurizio on their straighter crime and action scores, but with lots of sweet twists and turns along the way. CD features 9 bonus tracks too – a total of 27 tracks in all. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 28.99

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Francesco De MasiLa Macchina Della Violenza (aka The Big Game) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Beat/Spettro (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
An excellent 70s Italian film score – penned for a political thriller, but handled with a fair bit of sweet and lovely themes! The album's one of the best we've ever heard from Francesco De Masi, and it nicely mixes his usual strong talents for action with a bit more warmth that befits the sexier side of the Italian cinematic spectrum. Sweet strings glide in alongside tighter electric basslines on some tracks – and others feature evocative woodwind bits, haunting piano, and a few more dramatic orchestrations – all wrapped up with really lovely sound throughout, and reissued here in a wonderful new package that really fits the music! There's a few vocal tracks – "Tomorrow Is A Foreign Land" and "Time On My Hands" – sung in English by Melody – and other titles include "The Story Of A Dream", "Running Against The Time", "Cape Town Harbour", "Soldiers Aboard", "Red Clouds", "Ending A Dream", "Suspect & Love", and "You'll Kill Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 – includes poster!)

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Flying MachineFlying Machine ... LP
Janus, Late 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
Groovy little pop rock tracks, with a good small combo sound, and a tight little arrangements with a larger ensemble. The group has a good late 60's pop harmony style, with the lead singer out front, and the other singers in the back – in the style of a band like We Five or something like that. Includes the track "There She Goes", which has a nice break at the beginning. LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico FreemanNo Time Left ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An urgent title, and an urgent-sounding record from Chico Freeman – one that has the reedman blowing some sharply-focused lines with lots of angular tones! Freeman plays tenor, soprano sax, and clarinet – and the group features Jay Hoggard on vibes, Rick Rozie on bass, and Famadou Don Moye on drums – the last of whom really rattles the cage nicely on the first two tracks – both long numbers driven by a bit of frenetic energy, which gets some sharper tones than usual out of Hoggard's vibes. Things lay out a bit more introspectively on the shorter last track – which has a slightly airier tone overall. Titles include "No Time Left", "Uhmla", and "Circle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling)

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GaryChilling Out ... CD
Alive/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet 80s funk from Gary – an artist who's got a great way of crafting lean, mean grooves that offer up a compact take on the ensemble funk mode of the 70s! The album's got a relatively homemade cover, but the sound here is super-tight – not mainstream or commercial, but really right on the money – thanks to Gary's skill as a songwriter and arranger – work that should have had the artist bursting out on a bigger label a few years later! The approach to the music is surprisingly fresh – not the overplayed basslines and keyboards, but different reworkings of those elements with some well-crafted guitar work too – and some mighty catchy hooks, even when the vocals are minimal. Titles include "Scared At Night", "A Man", "Stay", "Looks Like Your Funk", "Me Myself & I", "Woop Tee Doo", and "Leroy". CD

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Jacky GiordanoTiming Archives ... LP
De Wolfe/Farfalla (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A great set of rare tracks recorded by French funk maestro Jacky Giordano – originally released as part of a series titled "Timings" for the De Wolfe Sound Library – but with a groove that's way deeper than that stiff titled might make you expect! The tracks are tight and rhythmic, but do way more than just time off a groove – as they're filled with lots of jazzy touches on trumpet, guitar, tenor, and flute – often with one or two electric elements in the mix, alongside some very strong percussion and drums at the core! Lots of these cuts feel like some of the best funk tracks from a 70s cop or crime soundtrack – nice and lean, never too slick – and titles include "Alti", "Nuts", "Jumba", "Tablasse", "Pink", "Plink", "Golden Blend", "La Gigue Bleue", "Orient Express", and "Cool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Tyree GlennTyree Glenn At The London House In Chicago ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1961. Used ... $18.99
Deep-voiced trombone from the great Tyree Glenn – a player with a wonderfully expressive sound that he borrowed from the trad jazz era, but made swing in a more modern setting on records like these! Glenn really runs the gamut of phrasing on his horn – in a way that maybe makes him a surprising bridge between early trombonists in jazz and some of the later improvisers of the 70s – although Tyree definitely sticks to playing the changes here. And the changes are mighty nice – never overdone, but served up with a gently swinging groove by a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, Mary Osborn on guitar, and Shorty Baker on trumpet. Titles include "Learn To Croon", "Waycross Walk", "Some Other Spring", "Lonesome Road", "On The Alamo", and "By & When Morning Comes". CD
(2017 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Jerry GoldsmithIn Like Flint & Our Man Flint – Original Soundtracks ... CD
Varese, 1966. Used ... $14.99
Excellent soundtrack work by Jerry Goldsmith – possibly his greatest ever! Jerry's usually a bit staid with some of his scores – but working here on the soundtrack to this James Coburn spy spoof film, he's truly fantastic! The approach mixes strings and bossa-inflected grooves with some spookier instrumental touches – either on electric guitar, sax, or a "tortured" Thomas organ and a Solovox – and the overall feel of the album is on a par with the best work of the sort by Lalo Schifrin or Hugo Montenegro! This CD brings together 28 tracks from both of Goldsmith's soundtracks to the Flint movies – and titles include "Our Man Flint", "Doing As The Romans Did", "Stall Stall Flint's Alive", "The Golf Lesson", "Get Flint", "New York Skyline", and "Lost In Space". Very groovy, baby! CD
(Out of print.)

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Nathan HainesSound Travels ... LP
Chilli Funk (UK), 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A sublime bit of modern soul jazz – produced by Phil Asher with a quality that blows away most other Nu Jazz efforts on the market! The album's the brainchild of sax player Nathan Haines and Asher, but it's got a soul collective feel that pushes it past any simple remix-type project, one that gives it all the depth and righteousness of a classic session on Strata East or Black Jazz. About half the tracks are 70s-sounding jazz groovers – with a modal feel, a combination of electric and acoustic instrumentation, and occasional vocals with a very soulful edge. The other half of the tracks are in a more modern mode – with a mixture of programmed samples and acoustic instrumentation, still holding onto all of the soul of the other tracks on the set. The end result is a wonderfully unified album with a progressively soulful sound – one of the few recent albums that can make such a claim, in the elite company of groups like Fertile Ground or Spiritual Vibes. Titles include "Wonderful Thing", "Believe", "Impossible Beauty", "The Illest Hobo", "Sound Travels", "Honeycomb", and "Earth Is The Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy, save for one slightly bumped corner of the cover.)

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Chico HamiltonDifferent Journey ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1963. Used ... $18.99
Different is right – as this obscure early 60s side shows Chico Hamilton really opening up, moving past the modern chamber style of the late 50s, into the freer modal rhythms that characterized his incredible work of the 60s! The group's the beginning of that sound too – with Charles Lloyd on tenor and flute, Gabor Szabo on guitar, and Albert Stinson on bass – joined by George Bohannon on trombone, who slides around the grooves to expand the bottom of the album's sound nicely! The album's perhaps not as "eastern" as some of Hamilton's mid 60s work – but the roots of that sound are definitely there, with stretched out tracks that really show some great writing and playing working together! Titles include "Voice In The Night", "A Different Journey", "The Vulture", "One Sheridan Square", and "Sun Yen Sen". CD
(Out of print, 2012 Japanese pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing.)
Also available Speak Like A Child (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99

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Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... $6.99
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". CD features 3 bonus alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Richie HavensElectric Havens ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
For some reason, we find that we like the Richie Havens albums on Douglas the best – possibly because they're reputedly earlier sides augmented a bit with some trippy post-Woodstock arrangements that made them a better sell for the 70s. Richie's core vocals and guitar sound great – very earthy and moody – and the larger arrangements have some nice flute bits that bring out a trippy sound on the record. Titles include "Oxford Town", "My Own Way", "I'm A Stranger Here", "Boots & Spanish Leather", and "Shadow Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing. Cover has some wrinkles in the glossy finish.)

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✨✧ Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine and light aging.)

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Richie HavensSomething Else Again ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The genius of Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. NOTE: Image on back cover has been cut out.)

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Isaac HayesChocolate Chip ... LP
HBS/ABC, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Slightly later than some of Isaac Hayes' biggest Stax albums – but a great little record that's filled with some excellent smooth soul material! The record shows Hayes really trying to push his style to new levels, and it's got a sophistication that you don't hear on earlier albums – a sound that hints at the Polydor years, but without as much of a disco influence. Ike's also dropped his thing of doing a lot of soul covers of pop tracks – which means that the record's got a lot more original material, served up with a new sort of focus on songwriting! Titles include "Chocolate Chip", a perennial fave on the dancefloor, in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "I Can't Turn Around", "Come Live With Me", and "Body Language". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". CD

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David HessLast House On The Left – Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack (brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
One Way Static, 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
David Hess's chillingly great soundtrack to one of the most notorious horror movies of the 70s – Wes Craven's Last House On The Left! Hess's musical pedigree is that of a folk and rock songwriter – and one of the things that makes his songs for Last House On The Left so effective is the way his delicate, tuneful songcraft contrasts with the terrifyingly real sadism and revenge on screen. The other thing that makes it so effective, is that Hess himself portrays the despicable Krug in the film – taking part in said cruelty! The soundtrack has Hess's oddly lovely little songs, along with some incidental period touches, swatches of dialogue and instrumental bits – composed in collaboration with Steve Chapin. This version from One Way Static is totally top notch, too – with liner notes by exploitation cinema and genre veterans Ruggero Deodato, Franco Nero, Ulli Lommel and others. Includes "Little Cows Lookin' For Some Grass", "Baddie's Theme (Instrumental)", "Mari's Birthday Surprise", "Phyllis Spills Her Guts", "Now You're All Alone", "The Chase", "Daddy, Put Your Coat Of Many Colors On", "Mayhem Montage", "Ice Cream Song", "Urban Snatch", "Edude For Chainsaw/Goodbye, Dick" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on brown vinyl!)

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✨✧ Bobby Hutcherson, Karin Krog, Archie SheppLive At The Festival ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1970/1972/1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxly on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some surface wear, and minor seam splitting.)

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Infernal Blues MachineAdios Amigo ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Obscure little record – and supposedly the soundtrack to a western comedy directed by and starring Fred Williamson (Black Caesar), and featuring Richard Pryor and James Brown! The band is more soul than blues, and is produced with kind of a funky pop soul sound, with guitar and electric keyboards backing the vocals up. Titles include "Ju Ju", "Write Me A Letter", "When Love Calls Your Name", "Adios Amigo", and "Needing You (Wanting You, Loving You)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick IngmanDistinctive Themes/Race To Achievement – KPM 1189 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Nick Ingman's known to some for his groovy guitar instrumentals of the 60s – but here, he's at the top of the sound library game – serving up bigger group instrumentals in two different styles! Side one features "distinctive themes" – and has Ingman working a big band through modes that start with a romping Basie soulful style, then move into more electrified 70s modes – a bit soundtracky, but with some nice touches! Side two features "race to achievement" – a series of short tracks that work very well as TV show themes – some offered in two versions, and all of them nice and brief, but with plenty of action in the mix! Titles include "Ooops", "Against The Odds", "Land Of Opportunity", "It's Easy", "Expanding Markets", "Made It", "Speedway", "Under Pressure", and "Light Preparation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Egisto MacchiFauna Marina (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leonardi/Vinyl Magic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An unusual album of underwater sound library music from Egisto Macchi – one that offers up a very unique take on the small genre – like some of Macchi's other records from the 70s! Egisto's ocean is a place of darker moods and deeper currents – not the bright waves of sound or watery instrumental moments of records with a similar theme – but a place of shadows, caves, and monsters of the deep – served up with music that moves between melody and more atonal moments! Titles include "Squali", "Granchi", "Pinguini", "Delfini", "Polipi", "Crostacei", "Attinie", and "Plancton". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Egisto MacchiSud E Magia ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
An experimental sound library set from Egisto Macchi, but one that's got a really organic sort of vibe – as the music was done for a film that looked at the rites and superstitions of the south of Italy – and gets some really well-deserved spooky sounds in the process! Some moments almost feel ethnographic, while others are more in an abstract range of expression, but still relatively tuneful – maybe prefacing that later offshoot of UK industrial creativity that would emerge in the generation of Hafler Trio, Zoviet France, and Nocturnal Emissions. Instrumentation includes vibes, cello, piano, flute, and organ – but often used in very unusual ways – on titles that include "Sette Aerofoni", "Un Violoncello Magico", "Vibrafono Con Bocca", "Violento Con Grido Vibrafono", and "Tappeto Aerofoni". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Magnum ForceCool Out/Get In The Mix (Now Sound) ... 12-inch
Now Sound, 1984. Very Good- ... $7.99
A rather different 12" from this Chicago group, but still great! Popping electro sounding grooves that are really reminiscent of "White Horse", but with a very roller disco friendly feel! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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