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Gene Chandler'80 ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1980. Sealed ... $7.99
A nice record of modern soul that got a bit overlooked at the time because of the poor fate of the Chi-Sound label. The record's filled with Chicago soul talent like Tom Tom 84, Sonny Sanders, and Carl Davis, and it's a good updating of Gene's Chicago soul sound towards a style that's more modern soul-oriented. We've got a huge soft spot for the track "Does She Have A Friend?", which is a nice two-step groover, and the LP includes a number of other nice ones like "All About The Paper", "Let Me Make Love to You", and a remake of his classic, called "Rainbow '80". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a hype sticker & a cutout notch.)

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Gene ChandlerGet Down ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99 2.99
The legendary Gene Chandler gets down, and gets down good – in this classic late 70s set of clubby numbers and upbeat groovers! The set's one of the best moments on the Chi-Soul series from producer Carl Davis – and features a nicely evolved version of earlier Chicago soul modes from Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders – both of whom push an older Brunswick style into some smoother, more sophisticated modern soul territory! Chandler's vocals are wonderful, as always – and have a catchy snapping feel on the groovers, mixed with surprisingly deep soul on the few mellower moments. Titles include a remake of "Please Sunrise", plus "I'm The Travelin Kind", "Get Down", "Tomorrow I May Not Feel The Same", "Greatest Love Ever Known", and "What Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has name in pen, a trace of a sticker, and light wear.)

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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, some light stains at the top & corner.)

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✨✧ Walter JacksonGood To See You ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
Sophisticated soul from the great Walter Jackson – one of the best voices ever to come out of the Chicago soul scene, and a wonderful interpreter of just about any material! The record's got some wonderful arrangements by Riley Hampton – who worked with Jackson on his earlier sessions for Okeh – and the record recasts Walter as a smooth modern singer with an adult approach, kind of in the same style as Teddy Pendergrass in the late 70s. Includes "Good To See You", "We Could Fly", "Open Up Your Heart", "If I Had My Way", "I Won't Ever Remember Losing You", and "Time". Not nearly as sublime as his work for Okeh, but still not a bad batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cut corner. Shrink has a small open spot on the opening.)

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Walter JacksonSend In The Clowns ... LP
Chi Sound, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Forget the million times you've heard the schmaltzy title tune of this one – and check out Walter's version! Like most of his work from the time, the album's an incredibly mature batch of soul tracks – recorded in a very adult style that was similar to Teddy Pendergrass' work from the same period. The arrangements are great, and the mix of tunes that includes "Send In The Clowns", "The Meeting", "Golden Rays", "Magic Man", and "Girl You're A Woman" is handled with a perfect modern style by Carl Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge and surface wear.)
 
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Chi-LitesBest Of The Chi-Lites ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Stunning work from one of the greatest vocal groups ever – the mighty mighty Chi-Lites! The group had an amazing run at Brunswick records during the late 60s and early 70s – recording single after single that not only helped redefine the sound of group soul for a new generation, but which also broke down previously held conceptions of sweet soul! Their harmonies were always perfect, the tunes usually had a sweet little groove at the bottom, and the topics of the tracks had a deeper approach to the material than some of the groups that came before them – really hitting a heartbreaking level on the best of their best love tunes, and sounding equally heartfelt even on the lesser-known numbers! This excellent 19 track set pushes past the simple hits, and also includes some of our favorite album tracks – making for a brilliantly-selected collection that also comes with some great notes! Titles include "I Like Your Loving", "Twenty Four Hours Of Sadness", "Give It Away", "You Don't Have To Go", "Too Good To Be Forgotten", "Homely Girl", "Letter To Myself", "We Need Order", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "Give More Power To The People", "Toby", "There Will Never Be Any Peace", and "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was". CD

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Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Epic pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Issued in 1983, but a good look back at the classic Brunswick years of this massive soul group from Chicago! The Chi-Lites are one of the best harmony acts ever to come out of the Windy City – and while at the Brunswick label during the late 60s and early 70s, leader Eugene Record forged a sound that became a virtual blueprint for the Chicago group sound of the next decade to come. The harmonies are impeccable on the record – as you probably know if you've already heard hits like "Have You Seen Her", "(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People", "Lonely Man", "Oh Girl", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "A Letter To Myself", and "Homely Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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 ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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OmniOmni Says It All ... LP
Fountain, 1980. Very Good- ... $9.99
Chicago modern soul LP from the early 80's, recorded for Jerry Butler's Fountain label. The group were one of the few last links in the Chicago soul scene at the time – and they've got a good harmony sound that hearkens back to mid 70s work by groups like The Chi-Lites or Windy City. Most tracks are in the midtempo range, with a fair bit of synthesizer and keyboard work – but the vocals are still the strongest part of the record, and they're allowed to shine nicely. Cuts include "You Make It Happen", "Keys To The City", "Strong On You", "Rock Me Gently – Heavy Love", "When You Stop To Think", and "Don't Be Selfish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, heavy edge wear, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers NationalNo Condition Is Permanent ... LP
Mississippi, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Seminal sounds from the Nigerian scene at the start of the 70s – music from the key figure of Celestine Ukwu, an artist who helped to reinvigorate the highlife style of years past, and pave the way for Afro Funk changes in years to come! Celestine's sound is nice and lean here – very rhythmic, with the guitar wrapped around the percussion and basslines in beautifully snakey action – while the vocals also have a quality that's maybe more personal than before – at points almost the raspy intimacy we love in some Brazilian singers! The package brings together work from three different albums from the early 70s – all long tracks that include "Tomorrow Is So Uncertain", "Onwunwa", "Ejina Uwa Nya Isi", "Ilo Abu Chi", and "Okwukuwe Na Ncheckwube". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a cool insert of notes!)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Chicago Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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VariousChicago Cool Breezin – A Windy City Rhythm N Soul Compendium 1966-1983 (3CD box set) ... CD
West Side (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3CD ... $34.99
Looking for an introduction to Chicago soul? This is it! The set's a totally cool 3CD package, bound up in book-like format with great notes on the artists and songs, and a list of 64 tracks that give you a really great overview of the excellent soul that came out of Chicago during the 60s and 70s. Most of the tracks on the set were issued on the Brunswick label, and others are from the Dakar and Chi-Sound imprints. Titles include "Love Grows Better" by Billy Butler, "Someone Else's Arms" by Channel 3, "Touching In The Dark" by Walter Jackson, "Love Uprising" by Mister T, "You Brought Out The Good In Me" by Otis Leavill, "You Babe" by Dana Valery, "Baby Jane" by Otis Clay, "Getting Nowehere Fast" by Floyd Smith, "24 Hours Of Sadness" by The Chi-Lites, "I'm In Danger" by The Visitors, "It's All Over Between Us" by Lee Charles, "Keep Your Chin Up" by Jackie Ross – and a huuuuuge amount of tracks by other artists, with an excellent variety throughout! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul From The Cities Vol 2 – Chicago ... CD
Richmond/Demon (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99 9.99
A nice little collection of Chicago soul – featuring mostly Carl Davis-produced tracks from the Brunswick and Chi-Sound labels, stretching back to the late 60s, and running up until the end of the 70s. There's a good mix of styles on here – but the work is all strongly linked by Davis' high level of quality in the studio, and by his willingness to keep a nice groove in a track, no matter what the pace. Titles include "There It Is" by Lionel Hampton, "Oh Boy" by Dana Valery, "It's Cool" by Walter Jackson, "Lady Lady Lady" by Barbara Acklin, "Wrapped, Tied, & Tangled" by Lavern Baker, "Especially For You" by Manchild, "Come To My Party" by The Impressions, "The Girl Turned Me On" by Jackie Wilson, "Windy City Theme" by Windy City Orchestra, and "Love Uprising" by Otis Leavill. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DellsAnthology – Dells Collection (1955-1992) ... CD
Hip-O, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A whopping collection of the Dells' classic work – featuring tunes pulled from their years at Vee Jay, Chess, Chi-Sound, and Mercury! The package starts way back in the 50s, and traces the group through their groundbreaking 60s soul sides, their sublime baroque 70s numbers, and their later smooth modern tracks – and as you listen to this stuff, you'll be stunned to hear how great the group remained through all of that time! The early tracks are straight doo wop, with simple production; later work has the great Charles Stepney crafting some majestic Cadet/Concept arrangements; and even the modern stuff has a well-constructed smooth groove. Through it all, though, the real strength is the group's vocals – still wonderful even in the album's one more recent number, "A Heart Is A House For Love". Titles include "I Can Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue", "Always Together", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "I Miss You", "Slow Motion", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "The Glory Ove Love", "Long Lonely Nights", "Dreams Of Contentment", "The Bossa Nova Bird", "Oh What A Night" (in 2 versions), "Stay In My Corner (in 3 versions)", and "Does Anybody Know I'm Here". CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". CD features lots of bonus tracks too, all duets with Barbara Acklin – including "Love Won't Start", "From The Teacher To The Preacher", "Show Me The Way To Go", "Anywhere But Nowhere", "Little Green Apples", and "Will I Find Love" CD
 
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Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)

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AerosmithGet Your Wings ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Aerosmith's second album – and a prime slab of badass mid 70s rock – coming close to, maybe even equalling Toys In The Attic as ultimate Aerosmith badassery! It's got a tighter, punchier sound than their debut – courtesy of producer Jack Douglas – who would continue to produce Aerosmith in their pre-blowout 70s best. It opens up with one of their staples, "Same Old Song And Dance" and other tracks include their kickass cover of "Train Kept A Rollin'", plus "Lord Of The Thighs", "Spaced", "Woman Of The World" and "Pandora's Box". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early pressing JC33479. Cover has a split bottom seam, surface wear, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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FlockFlock ... CD
Strut (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great lineup of musicians from the London scene – coming together here in a mix of modes that's both electric and acoustic, jazz and more global-based – all with the far-reaching sounds you might expect from their previous work in groups like Collocutor or Comet Is Coming! There's a freshness here that's wonderful, right from the very first note – players with a jazz sensibility, but who've also drunk up all the criss-crossing modes that have been bubbling up in London in recent years – pushing past conventional rhythms and instrumental placements, and creating an intensity that takes their music to audiences who might never have listened to mainstream jazz! Players include Tamar Osborn on bass clarinet, flute, and soprano sax; Bex Burch on vibes, electronics, and percussion; Danalogue on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards; Al MacSween on prepared and conventional piano; and Sarathy Korwar on drums and tablas – and all the players seem to handle a wide variety of other instruments as well. Titles include "Prepare To Let Go", "Sounds Welcome", "Expand", "It's Complicated", "Murmuration", "How Many Are One", "Bold Dream", and "My Resonance". CD

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Chico FreemanStill Sensitive ... CD
India Navigation, Late 70s. Used ... $24.99 29.99
A gem of a record by Chico – an artist who really seemed to work best in the setting of these India Navigation albums! The record's got a laidback and soulful quality that links two sides of Chico's Chicago heritage – his lineage in the tenor school, as son of Von Freeman and heir of the Chicago sound, and his freer-thinking connection to the AACM. The tenor heritage dominates, as Chico works through a set of standards done in a warm, mellow style that recalls Coltrane's classic Ballads album – but there's also light touches of the AACM years in the phrasing, rhythms, and overall conception of the tracks. Chico plays tenor and soprano, and the group features Cecil Mc Bee on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Winard Harper on drums – on tracks that include "Nature Boy", "Angel Eyes", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "After The Rain", and "When I Fall In Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat BirchallAncient Africa ... LP
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A really beautiful record from reedman Nat Birchall – a solo set, but one that's got the same spiritual flow as his records with a group – as Nat himself handles a number of different instruments over the course of the set, using overdubs to give the whole thing the same spiritual flair as an early 70s session for Impulse Records! We've always loved Nat's work on saxophone – and he solos on plenty of tenor and soprano here, plus bass clarinet – but he's also got a great ear for rhythms, and delivers these beautiful modal grooves on piano, bass, and drums – with extra percussion added in all the right ways to deepen the sound, and make the record really live up to its title. The set is one that we'd easily rank right up there with Birchall's classics for the Gondwana label – and titles include "Mirror Mind", "Ancient Africa", "Malidoma", "Song For John Blanke", and "Ancestral Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nat BirchallUpright Living – Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner ... LP
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $36.99 49.99
A mighty feather in the cap of UK saxophonist Nat Birchall – and a set that really shows just how much he's opening up his sound in recent years! The set is a second meeting between Birchall and Al Breadwinner – and like the previous, both artists handle a wide range of instrumentation in a mode that matches 70s dub production styles with jazzy elements too – as Nat plays tenor, soprano, melodica, organ, piano, and percussion – and Al handles drums, organ, guitar, piano, and more percussion too! Breadwinner recorded and mixed the set – with the kind of mysterious vibe that almost recalls Lee Scratch Perry at Black Ark – and the duo are joined by Vin Gordon on trombone, David Fullwood on trumpet, and Stally on baritone sax. Titles include "Wise Man Style/Dub Of The Prophet", "Tribute To The Great Tommy McCook", "Man From Jones Down", "Upright Living", "Mystical Dawn", "African Village Dub", and "Upfull Dubbing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer stuff from Gene! After recording a few sadly overlooked albums for Brunwsick, Gene hit big big big with this killer record on Mercury! The record virtually defines the Chicago soul sound of the late 60s – with arrangements by Tom Tom, production by Gene, and a great loping soul groove – but the best part of all is Gene, who's an amazing singer with a maturity that stretches years beyond his earlier hits, and which put him in a camp with the best of his generation. The songwriting is excellent throughout, with a great mix of uptempo numbers and heartbreakingly personal ones. Titles include "Groovy Situation", "Simply Call It Love", "Not The Marrying Kind", "Give Me a Chance", and "Hey, Little Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, light ring and edge wear, and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Grand Daddy IURepresent (album, clean, acapella, inst)/We Got Da Gats (album, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1994. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
Two cuts from Grand Daddy IU's second LP. The production still has that smooth Cold Chillin sound, using several Jazz Crusaders samples. The vocal style is a little more hardcore than the first LP, but he doesn't overdo it like a lot of other MC's from around that time. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a very faint stain along the bottom.)

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Fumio KarashimaHot Islands (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $19.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA, 1965. Used ... $4.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD
Also available Live At The Regal ... CD 8.99

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BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD
Also available Live At The Regal ... CD 4.99

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BB KingLive At The Regal (ABC) ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo ABC pressing, with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a small split on top seam, light aging. Includes ABC inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive At The Regal (white cover) ... LP
ABC, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s yellow label pressing. Cover has minimal wear, aging.)

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Tan DunCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2000. Used ... $3.99
With cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma! CD

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Kousuke IchiharaNow Sound 75 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 54.99
A beautiful little record, and one that really lives up to the "now sound" promise of its title – as it takes older Japanese folk melodies, and updates them for a fuller funky style that's very much the spirit of 1975! Instrumentation is full of jazzy keyboards and saxophone solos – but there's also larger backings that give most of the moments a richer soundtrack vibe – which, when mixed with use of traditional Japanese instrumentation, almost makes the whole thing feel like scene-setting funky tracks from a classic martial arts film! The whole thing's wonderful – a key fusion of Japanese roots and funky 70s jazz – and all the titles and players are in Japanese, but this is definitely a record that you don't need to know the language to dig. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – heavy cover, great vinyl, and obi!)

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✨✧ Tohru AizawaTachibana ... CD
Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 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
Also available Tachibana ... LP 39.99

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Tohru AizawaTachibana ... LP
Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 48.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tachibana ... CD 9.99

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Aphrodite's Child666 (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Vertigo/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 34.99
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
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Aural ExcitersChinese Rap (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Top Flight, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An odd 12" from a group that made a handful of recordings for the Ze label. The track's basically a rip off of Skyy's "Call Me", with some strange ad-libbed "rap" over top, part of which sounds kind of like a Chipmunk's record. Bizarre. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label on Side B has a large spot of marker.)

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BelchiorAlucinacao (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99
A classic bit of 70s MPB from Belchior – one of the biggest Brazilian singers of the scene at the time, but one who gets some wonderfully thoughtful, sensitive sounds here – thanks to help from arranger Jose Roberto, who also plays organ and piano on the set! The music has a soulful, easygoing vibe that's very much in the legacy that Milton Nascimento introduced to the scene – complete with some nicely jazzy flourishes on the keyboards, which underscore the sophistication in the lyrics as well! Yet as with the best Brazilian albums of this nature, all the complexity never comes on too strong – the whole thing's very down to earth and personal. Titles include "Alucinacao", "Nao Level Flores", "Sujeito De Sorte", "Apenas Um Rapaz Latino Americano", "Como O Diabo Gosta", and "Fotografia 3 x 4". LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove – The Archie Bell & The Drells Story ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A great great group who never lost their groove – featured here on a set that's the first-ever label-spanning collection of their genius! The set begins with a huge amount of tracks from the Atlantic Records years of Archie Bell & The Drells – records that start with their raw Texas funk groove, then move into the group hitting a Philly soul mode – which they do wonderfully, and continue to expand their sound in a really great way! The second half focuses on their sublime 70s Philly gems for Gamble & Huff – tracks that showed up on the Philadelphia International family of labels, and which had Archie and the group sounding equally great on the modern club dancefloors! There's also some rare material that was recorded in between these stretches for the Glades label – and the 44 track, 2CD set is overflowing with rare gems, well-remembered favorites, and other well-chosen tracks. Titles include "Soul City Walk", "I Love My Baby", "My Balloon's Going Up", "You Never Know What's On A Woman's Mind", "Girls Grow Faster Than Boys", "Old People", "Strategy", "Show Me How To Dance", "Glad You Could Make It (12" disco)", "Go For What You Know", "Showdown", "Dog Eat Dog", "A Soldier's Prayer 1967", "Do The Choo Choo", "Girl You're Too Young", "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", "Wrap It Up", "Deal With Him", "Archie's In Love", "Ain't Nothing For A Man In Love", "I've Been Missing You", and "Nothing Comes Easy". CD

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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MCA (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(1992 Japanese pressing. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Binker & MosesFeeding The Machine ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99
Binker and Moses sound nicely different here – as the drums of Moses Boyd and saxes of Binker Golding are joined by the work of Max Luthert – who adds in all these live tape loops and electronic effects! The result is maybe the most adventurous album to date from the British duo – more improvised and open than before, with some especially great tones from Golding's tenor and soprano saxes, which seem to be encouraged by the electronic efforts of Luthert! Tracks are nice and long, with a great sense of textural variety – and titles include "Feed Infinite", "After The Machine Settles", "Active Multiple Fetish Overlord", "Asynchronous Intervals", and "Accelerometer Overdose". CD

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... LP
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Children Sledge Funk BandLove Is Fair ... LP
RTS/Afrodelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The first album from the Black Children Sledge Funk Band – a combo who've got a sound that's a lot more lean than their name – with plenty of the funk that you might expect, mixed with some of the slightly trippy elements of the Zamrock generation too! The vocals are processed in a really cool way, and layered down next to the guitar – which often has some nice effects as well – all of which creates this swirlingly seductive sound on top of the funky rhythms at the core! Titles include "Mr Who", "Love Is Fair", "Funky Child", "Another Girl", "Hard Life", "Sledger Afro Funk", and "Feelings I've Got". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyChippin In (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Late Art Blakey – but great Blakey too, as Art never faltered a minute in the later years of his life, and continued to work with some of the best younger players he could find! Here, Art's leading a lineup that includes Brian Lynch on trumpet, Frank Lacy and Steve Davis on trombone, Javon Jackson and Dale Barlow on tenor, and Geoff Keezer on piano – all coming together with a tight, round sound that takes us back to some of Blakey's sublime mid 70s recordings – a masterpiece in soulful economy! Titles include "Byrdflight", "Brain Stormin", "Kay Pea", "Chippin In", "Aquarius Rising", "Chandek's Den", and "Kenji's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited to 500 copies!)

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Paul BleyTouching (with bonus track) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $24.99
Prime modern work from the great Paul Bley – a pianist who was really expanding his sound at this time – to a level that would soon make him a legend around the globe! The European date is a great chance to hear Bley really opening things up – playing freely, with an amazing command of the keyboard – faster flurries of notes at times than you might hear on his 70s material, but with an equally sensitive ear for space and sound – all balanced by perfect work from Kent Carter on bass and Barry Altschul on drums! There's an instantly haunting quality to the music – which is all unique original material from Bley's scene – titles that include his own compositions Bley's "Pablo" and "Mazatlan", plus Annette Peacock's "Both" and "Cartoon", and Carla Bley's "Start". CD also features the bonus track "Closer" – another Carla Bley composition. CD
(Part of the "Freedom Paper Sleeve Collection" series!)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... CD
Warner (Germany), 1976. Used ... $9.99
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could shine brightly on its own in the P-Funk galaxy – oozing personality, sexuality, and super-funky grooves throughout! George Clinton's helping Bootsy out on production a bit, and the rest of the P-Funk regulars are in the group as well – but the album's clearly Bootsy's own, and takes mainstream funk into a whole new sound – one that would really set a high bar for much of the west coast scene in years to come! Includes the massive "I'd Rather Be With You" – plus "Physical Love", "Love Vibes", and "Psychoticbumpschool". CD
(Booklet and tray card have name and notes in pen.)
Also available Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... LP 9.99

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Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good- ... $9.99
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could shine brightly on its own in the P-Funk galaxy – oozing personality, sexuality, and super-funky grooves throughout! George Clinton's helping Bootsy out on production a bit, and the rest of the P-Funk regulars are in the group as well – but the album's clearly Bootsy's own, and takes mainstream funk into a whole new sound – one that would really set a high bar for much of the west coast scene in years to come! Includes the massive "I'd Rather Be With You" – plus "Physical Love", "Love Vibes", and "Psychoticbumpschool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light stained spots in back.)
Also available Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... CD 9.99

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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSex Machine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
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
(Limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine Today ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album by The Godfather – one that takes the core James Brown sound of the "Sex Machine" generation, and serves it up with a tighter mid 70s twist! Fred Wesley is still very firmly at the helm of the band – and there's a power here that's equal to the later JBs work on the Breakin Bread album. The grooves are nicely free of the "fast funk" syndrome that crept into James' work a few years later as his answer to disco – and are super tight all the way through! The LP includes a 12 minute remake of "Sex Machine" that's worth the price alone – plus the funk cuts "Dead On It", "Problems", and "Deep In It". Nice stuff – and plenty of funkiness to go around! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Sandro BrugnoliniL'Uomo Dagli Occhiali A Specchio (limited clear vinyl) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vroommm/Redi (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99 36.99
A rare television soundtrack from Italian jazzman Sandro Brugnolini – easily some of his most hard-hitting work, and a mighty cool record to boot! Brugnolini mixes small combo jazz and some darker orchestrations in a shifting palette of sounds from track to track – which means that some numbers are hard groovers, others have this brooding quality, and still others have this incredible tinkling piano that seems to float in the air – maybe the most gentle passages of the record, but also some of the most eerie too – especially in the way that Sandro mixes darkness and light with effortless ease! Most numbers are short, and work together beautifully – a very vivid record, even away from the images on the screen. Titles include "Aggressione", "Tallonato", "La Notte Muore", "Colluttazione", "Quasi Un Sogno", "Incidente Provocato", and "Tempus Fugit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico BuarqueChico Canta (second cover) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1973. Used ... $14.99
What a dream! The work of Chico Buarque is arranged by Edu Lobo – and the sound is fantastic! We've always loved Chico's songwriting from this period – but it's made even better by Edu, who's working here in a sharp jazzy mode, similar to that which he used on his Missa Breve album from 1972. Arrangements are big and baroque, and the approach to the material opens things up a lot more than usual – especially from Chico's late 60s albums that are more in a "singer with orchestra mode". All tracks feature music by Ruy Guerra, whose style works very well with Lobo's sound – and Chico has a sweet edge in his voice that pushes things even further. Titles include "Prologo", "Barbara", "Ana De Amsterdam", "Fado Tropical", "Fortaleza", "Cobra De Vidro", "Nao Existe Pecado Ao Sul Do Equador/Boi Voador Nao Pode", and "Tatuagem". CD
(Early 90s Brazilian pressing. Still sealed – shrink is split on the bottom and has two store stickers on the back.)

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Chico BuarquePara Todos ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1993. Used ... $2.99 4.99
That's a young mug shot of Chico Buarque on the cover, but the album's a later effort from the 90s – and one that really holds us rapt with the brilliance of Chico's mature songwriting and performance! The record's part of that ever-growing legacy that may well make Buarque one of the consistently strongest talents to emerge from Brazil in the 60s – material that holds onto everything that made him great at the start, but which also sounds quite different than that period, too – in a way that a rare few (maybe even just Caetano Veloso) can pull off this well. Chico grabs us beautifully with every word he sings, and the arrangements have the same understated brilliance of his performance – on titles that include "Paratodos", "Romance", "Outra Noite", "Sobre Todas As Coisas", "Tempo E Artista", "A Foto Da Capa", and "Piano Na Mangueira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico Buarque & Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Samba ... CD
RCA/Sony (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99 30.99
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of the Italian scene of the time! The songs are all originals written by Chico – and have a light and dreamy samba/bossa feel, one that's inflected by the off-beat orchestral style of Morricone, and supported by vocals from I Cantori Moderni. The feel is halfway between Chico's work on RGE and some of the dreamier Morricone soundtracks of the time – and it's a wonderful thing to have a strong male lead vocal over backings from Morricone – a really rare thing for the time, with results that are tremendous. Titles include "Rotativa", "Samba E Amore", "Nicanor", "Tu Sei Una Di Noi", "In Te", "Ed Ora Dico Sul Serio", and "Quete E Quelle". CD
Also available Per Un Pugno Di Samba (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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Chico Buarque & Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Samba (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Sony (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of the Italian scene of the time! The songs are all originals written by Chico – and have a light and dreamy samba/bossa feel, one that's inflected by the off-beat orchestral style of Morricone, and supported by vocals from I Cantori Moderni. The feel is halfway between Chico's work on RGE and some of the dreamier Morricone soundtracks of the time – and it's a wonderful thing to have a strong male lead vocal over backings from Morricone – a really rare thing for the time, with results that are tremendous. Titles include "Rotativa", "Samba E Amore", "Nicanor", "Tu Sei Una Di Noi", "In Te", "Ed Ora Dico Sul Serio", and "Quete E Quelle". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Per Un Pugno Di Samba ... CD 24.99

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Jimmy CastorButt Of Course/Supersound/E-Man Groovin (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Robinsongs (UK), 1974/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 20.99
A trio of albums from Jimmy Castor – complete with bonus tracks too! First up is Butt Of Course – a funky funky classic from Jimmy Castor – a set that kicked off a tight run of records for Atlantic – and which firmly established his rep as a master of 70s funk! The sound of the set follows nicely from Jimmy's work on RCA – some of the fuzzy "Troglodyte" guitar work of those years, lots of earthy rhythms on the bottom, and Castor's trademark sense of wit – which was firmly in place even during his Latin Soul years! There's a few smoother, sweeter moments too – but these all come off nicely – and as always, Castor's a one-man soul music machine – able to handle plenty of sounds and styles with effortless ease! Titles include "Bertha Butt Boogie", "E Man Boogie", "Hallucinations", "Let's Party Now", "Potential", and "One Precious World". On Supersound, Jimmy Castor bursts forward with a groove that's different than his fuzzier work for RCA Records, but still equally funky throughout! Castor's still quite the multi-instrumentalist on the record – as in addition to singing lead, he plays plenty of soprano sax and timbales – the latter of which have this great skittish energy that really pushes the grooves forward strongly! And although the timbales are quite different than in Jimmy's earlier Latin work from the late 60s, there's a definite Latin-izing element in the way they're used – kind of an "it's not heavy enough – let's add more percussion" approach to the core 70s funk styles of the combo! Tunes are nicely quirky, and have a sense of humor in keeping with the cover – and titles include "Magic In The Music", "Supersound", "Bom Bom", "King Kong", and "A Groove Will Make You Move". E Man Groovin is a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "Space Age (12" disco version)", "King Kong (part 1)", "Supersound (7" version)", "The Christmas Song", "Merry Christmas", and "Bertha Butt Boogie (7" version)". CD

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ChicDance, Dance, Dance – Best Of Chic Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
11 tasty numbers by Chic, all filled with the lively guitar work and tight production of Nile Rodgers – and the group's own strong talent for delivering a hook that won't miss. Sure, it's pop disco for the masses, but most of these cuts still sound surprisingly good these days. Includes the oft-sampled "Good Times", plus "Dance, Dance, Dance", "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love", "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Soup For One", "Chic Cheer", and "My Forbidden Lover". CD
(Columbia House pressing.)

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✨✧ ChicagoChicago II ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Chicago's second album – not as familiar as the first, and with some really great moments! The group is working here in the same extended-length format as on their debut, going for some more complicated tunes spread across the album's double length – jazzy riffing still firmly in place, and going for some vocal moments that almost have a nice Brother-era Beach Boys sound to them. Includes the great "Make Me Smile", plus the cuts "Poem For The People", "In The Country", "Wake Up Sunshine", "25 Or 6 To 4", "To Be Free", "Fancy Colours", "West Virginia Fantasies", "Where Do We Go From Here", and "Memories Of Love". More grooves than you might remember, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light ring wear, small split on top seam. Name in pen on cover and labels.)

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✨✧ ChicagoChicago Transit Authority ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has some great moments – complicated jazzy bits that you might have forgotten about, and some surprisingly groovy material that sounds a lot better than you might remember! Includes the classics "Beginnings", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", "Questions 67 & 68", and "Listen" – plus the tracks "Someday", "I'm A Man", "Free Form Guitar", and "Liberation". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, partially split seams and a name in pen on the front, back and labels.)
Also available Chicago Transit Authority ... CD 4.99

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Chicago Transit AuthorityChicago Transit Authority ... CD
Warner, 1968. Used ... $4.99
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has some great moments – complicated jazzy bits that you might have forgotten about, and some surprisingly groovy material that sounds a lot better than you might remember! Includes the classics "Beginnings", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", "Questions 67 & 68", and "Listen" – plus the tracks "Someday", "I'm A Man", "Free Form Guitar", and "Liberation". CD
Also available Chicago Transit Authority ... LP 19.99

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Chicken ShackCrying Won't Help You Now – The Deram Years 1971 to 1974 (Imagination Lady/Unlucky Boy/Goodbye/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 39.99
British group Chicken Shack famously first got their start on the Blue Horizon label – but when they moved to Deram Records, they really stretched out and opened their sound – as you'll hear on the three albums on this set! First up is Imagination Lady – a fantastic album from this legendary British group – a bluesy rock combo who grew up in the same space as Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown, but who never fully got their due on this side of the Atlantic! The group here is a unique lineup that only recorded this one album – a trio with John Glascock on bass and Paul Hancox on drums – two players who give leader Stan Webb plenty of space in the spotlight, which means a very strong emphasis on his mindblowing work on guitar! Webb's a musician with the chops of contemporaries Eric Clapton and Peter Green, and you can definitely hear that here – and, like his contemporaries, Stan is also really taking the music way past its bluesy inspirations – using the trio to maybe bring in more of a hard rock vibe, yet never going too far in that direction either. Titles include "Daughter Of The Hillside", "Crying Won't Help You Now", "The Loser", "Telling Your Fortune", and "Poor Boy". Next is Unlucky Boy – a set that has Chicken Shack really refining the blues inspirations of their roots, heading into hard rock territory, and really helping define a sound that so many other groups would soon steal and use to great radio fame! The vocals of Stan Webb are recorded with a nice sort of echo at times – more 70s guitar hero than before, but at a level that really makes them even more powerful, and less straight blues-inspired at times – bold, powerful, and with a quality that should have made Webb one of the better-remembered greats of his generation! Titles include "Revelation", "Stan The Man", "Jammin With The Ash", "Unlucky Boy", and "You Know Could Be Right". Last up is Goodbye – a set that maybe has Chicken Shack stripping things down even more than the previous record – almost going back to their blues roots, but with all the lessons that they'd learned over other albums! Stan Webb is still a hell of a frontman, on both vocals and guitar – and titles include "Going Down", "Webb's Boogie", "You're Mean", "Poor Boy", "Webb's Guitar Shuffle", and "You Take Me Down". 3CD set features bonus tracks – single versions of "Poor Boy", "As Time Goes Passing By", and "Telling Your Fortune". CD

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Silvano ChimentiDisco Music ... LP
Usignolo/Holy Basil (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A set that's definitely got some of the disco promised in the title, but one that's got an approach that's nicely different than American club too – more in the European sound track style, with lots of instrumental passages that open up in very cool ways! Instrumentation includes both keyboards and acoustic piano, recorded with a nice sense of echo – and although the date is 1980, the overall vibe is more mid 70s – particularly in the style of some Italian cop/crime from the time, like some great Stelvio Cipriani film score! Titles include "Society Problem", "Indian Summer", "Chiara", "Fabiana", "Skylift", "Autostrade Americane", and "Happy California". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ChipmunksChristmas With The Chipmunks (2LP Set) ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Some of THE greatest Christmas music of all time – and a record that really helped define the Holiday genre for the full length LP! At the time of the set, David Seville and his Chipmunks were almost just a one-off novelty act for 50s AM radio – but this album forever cemented their place in the musical history books – not to mention around the Christmas tree! The gimmick is simple, but effective – as Seville uses sped up tape to create the sound of singing cartoony chipmunks – deconstructing Holiday tunes along the way with a variety of gags, tricks, and mischief. Seville himself plays host to the set, often getting in fights with Chipmunk Alvin – which is some of the biggest charm of the recordings. This expanded version features all of volumes 1 and 2 of the classic albums – a whopping 25 tracks that include "The Chipmunk Song", plus "My Two Front Teeth", "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "Jolly Old St Nicholas", "Wonderful Day", "Jingle Bell Rock", "O Christmas Tree", "Hang Up Your Stockin", "Christmas Time", and "Frosty The Snowman". Also features a version of "The Chipmunk Song" done with Canned Heat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. Sealed ... $8.99
Classic work from Stella Chiweshe – a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion instruments too – alongside addition mbira, two marimbas, bass, and drums – almost always moving at a nicely rhythmic clip that really pushes the music forward! The album's never too overproduced – still nicely shy of some of the crossover modes of the growing world music generation – but it does have a fuller quality than some of Chiweshe's earliest music, in part because she's an even more powerful vocalist. Titles include "Njuzu", "Chachimurenga", "Kassahwa", "Sarura Wako", "Chipindura", and "Mugomba". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Stanley Clarke & Chick CoreaGriffith Park Collection ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98 About December 15, 2022
A seminal set in the rebirth of straight jazz in the early 80s – a wonderful record with a much warmer, more traditional feel than you'd expect from some of the players involved! Bassist Stanley Clarke and pianist Chick Corea really return to their roots here – Stanley with some of the bold acoustic tones of his earliest soul jazz years, Chick with those modern-yet-soulful piano lines he first brought to magical recordings of the 60s – including the Sweet Rain session with Stan Getz. Freddie Hubbard's also in the group – blowing wonderfully with that reborn sound of his early 80s years, still some of the best work he ever did – and the group also features Joe Henderson on tenor, always a treat, and Lenny White on drums, really keeping things focused. The set's a gem through and through – and titles include "L's Bop", "Happy Times", "Remember", "Guernica", "October Ballade", and "Why Wait". CD
Also available Griffith Park Collection ... LP 8.99

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Stanley Clarke & Chick CoreaGriffith Park Collection ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A seminal set in the rebirth of straight jazz in the early 80s – a wonderful record with a much warmer, more traditional feel than you'd expect from some of the players involved! Bassist Stanley Clarke and pianist Chick Corea really return to their roots here – Stanley with some of the bold acoustic tones of his earliest soul jazz years, Chick with those modern-yet-soulful piano lines he first brought to magical recordings of the 60s – including the Sweet Rain session with Stan Getz. Freddie Hubbard's also in the group – blowing wonderfully with that reborn sound of his early 80s years, still some of the best work he ever did – and the group also features Joe Henderson on tenor, always a treat, and Lenny White on drums, really keeping things focused. The set's a gem through and through – and titles include "L's Bop", "Happy Times", "Remember", "Guernica", "October Ballade", and "Why Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Richie ColeCool C ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Richie Cole looks a bit hokey on the cover, but really sounds great on the album – a cooking early 80s date for Muse Records, and one with some surprising large group touches! Cole's alto is set up in a core quartet with Himiko Kikuchi on piano – but there's also a fuller horn section and percussion group in the background – one that pushes some of the upbeat tunes along with a great sense of soul, and a quality that nicely underscores the edge in Richie's horn. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Autumn Leaves", "Cool C", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Back To Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mike CooperOh Really/Do I Know You/Trout Steel/Places I Know/Machine Gun Co (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dawn/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 24.99
An amazing legacy in music from Mike Cooper – a British musician who started out in the world of folk blues, but never ended up moving towards some of the rockish modes of his contemporaries – instead finding his very own sort of special space in the freedom allowed by the Dawn Records label! The set begins with the very spare Oh Really – a set that has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a style that's part Piedmont, part Delta blues – but also given a more folksy spin, and graced with Cooper's unusual vocals – almost making the whole thing feel like a spare acoustic version of Canned Heat territory – with titles that include "Maggie Campbell", "Saturday Blues", "Electric Chair", "Crow Jane", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". Do I Know you is a record that follows up with a sound that's maybe a bit fuller than Mike Cooper's debut, but still relatively spare – with Mike on acoustic guitar and slide guitar, Harry Miller on bass (really great bass, by the way!), and Poor Little Anne on a bit of vocals. Miller brings these deep tones to the record that really transform things – and titles include "Do I Know You", "Start Of A Journey", "First Song", "Theme In C", and "The Link". Trout Steel is a beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who was already known for his larger ensemble creations at the time, but who works here in these really subtle ways – to inflect Cooper's core inspirations with just some slight instrumental colors, tones, and phrases on most numbers – while Cooper brings in the core Machine Gun Co group on a few more. The result is a record that's way more than familiar folk – and arguably a lot hipper than most of the British acid folk of the time, too – on titles that include "Night Journey", "Paper & Smoke", "Country Water", "Time To Time", "Goodbye Blues Goodbye", and "Places I Know". The Machine Gun Co album is a partner record to Places I Know – recorded in the same sessions, but with tracks that are longer, and even more openly expressive – all with backings from the sweet Machine Gun Co quartet, a group with some especially nice electric piano from Alan Cook! Heavy use of that instrument really works against some of the folksier elements in Cooper's music – with these blocks of warm sound and color that really illuminate the tunes, and almost unlock a new level in the vocals. Cooper plays a bit of electric guitar at times – and titles include "So Glad That I Found You", "Lady Anne", "Midnight Words", and "Song For Abigail". CD also features songs from singles – "Your Lovely Ways (parts 1 & 2)", "Time In Hand", and "Schaabisch Hall". CD

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Chick CoreaAkoustic Band ... CD
GRP, 1989. Used ... $4.99
In the electric universe of the GRP label, Chick Corea makes a bold move with his Akoustic Band here – even if the overall conception of the cover and the group's fashions have kind of an "electric" 80s look to it! The group here is a trio – with John Patitucci on bass and Dave Weckl on drums – and Corea's flowing piano lines are at the forefront of the group's work, initiating the tunes with a surprisingly heartfelt feel, and showing some of the sense of space and sound he developed on his electric recordings. Titles include "Spain", "Circles", "TBC", "Morning Sprite", "Bessie's Blues", and "My One & Only Love". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Akoustic Band ... LP 29.99

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Chick CoreaAkoustic Band ... LP
GRP, 1989. Near Mint- ... $29.99
In the electric universe of the GRP label, Chick Corea makes a bold move with his Akoustic Band here – even if the overall conception of the cover and the group's fashions have kind of an "electric" 80s look to it! The group here is a trio – with John Patitucci on bass and Dave Weckl on drums – and Corea's flowing piano lines are at the forefront of the group's work, initiating the tunes with a surprisingly heartfelt feel, and showing some of the sense of space and sound he developed on his electric recordings. Titles include "Spain", "Circles", "TBC", "Morning Sprite", "Bessie's Blues", and "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)
Also available Akoustic Band ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Chick CoreaMad Hatter ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his contemporaries! The album's got a bit of a high concept feel – as strings and larger arrangements sometimes slide into the mix – and all compositions, arrangements, and production were handled by Chick. And just when things seem as if they might get a bit too arty, tunes slide back into a more straightforward jazzy mode – keeping some of the best Corea elements in place over the course of the record. Other players include Herbie Hancock, John Thomas, Harvey Mason, and Joe Farrell – and Gayle Moran sings a bit on the record. Titles include "Dear Alice", "The Woods", "Rhapsody", "The Mad Hatter", "Falling Alice", and "Humpty Dumpty". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a crease on the opening.)

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Chick CoreaReturn To Forever ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1972. Used ... $5.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Chick CoreaSong Of Singing ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of his first great rise to fame, without any of the silly Scientology of later years – and Holland and Altschul are in some of their greatest form ever, working with Chick to craft a starkly compelling album of tunes that showed that jazz piano still had a lot of room to grow at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Toy Room", "Ballad I", "Flesh", "Rhymes", and "Nefertitti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Chick CoreaThree Quartets ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great straight set from Chick Corea – one that has him playing acoustic piano throughout, and reclaiming some of the bolder jazz territory he first forged in the 60s! The tracks are long and soaring – very soulful in their construction, and played in a dynamic way that's surprisingly without cliche – no easy "hit" jazz moves, and instead a real return to basics for a quartet that includes Chick on piano, Michael Brecker on tenor, Steve Gadd on drums, and Eddie Gomez on bass. Gomez, as usual, really makes the record sound great – giving it a round, warm heart that glows throughout – and titles include "Quartet No 1", "Quartet No 2", and "Quartet No 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Chick Corea & Return To ForeverLight As A Feather (expanded version) ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
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". This expanded 2CD reissue features 10 previously unreleased tunes from the same session, plus loads of extra notes, photos, and more! CD
(1998 Verve Master Edition – with great bonus tracks!)

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Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et alSharky's Machine ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99 7.99
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – an a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work together here to forge some great backdrops for the action on the screen! Al Capps handled the larger charts, but most numbers really spotlight an individual artist – and highlights include Randy Crawford singing a new version of "Street Life" – different than the one with The Crusaders – Sarah Vaughan singing "Love Theme From Sharky's Machine", Peggy Lee vocals on "Let's Keep Dancing", and Julie London singing "My Funny Valentine" – as one of the first recordings after many years of retirement. Other great numbers include "Dope Bust" by Flora Purim & Buddy DeFranco, "Sharky's Theme" by Eddie Harris, "Before You" by Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams, "8 To 5 I Lose" by Joe Williams, and the instrumental cuts "Sexercise" and "High Energy" by Doc Severinsen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light surface stains and remnants from an index label.)

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Deep PurpleMachine Head ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the crowning classics from the early years of Deep Purple – and a set that will forever be remembered for giving the world the classic rock anthem "Smoke On The Water"! Yet the record as a whole is even better – and is filled with some long-burning, hard-wailing tracks that easily put Deep Purple in the company of the heaviest groups of their generation – thanks to some killer contributions from Ritchie Blackmore's guitar! The whole thing packs a hell of a punch when taken in a full dose – from the start of "Highway Star", to the last notes of "Space Truckin" – and all the great in-between sounds from "Pictures Of Home", "Maybe I'm A Leo", "Never Before", "Lazy", and "Smoke On The Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing with Artisan etch. Cover has light wear.)

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Digable PlanetsReachin' (A New Refutation Of Time & Space) ... CD
Pendulum/Elektra, 1993. Used ... $4.99
A jazz-inspired hip hop uberclassic! While Digable Planets might not have pioneered the jazzy hip hop vibe – we might nod to the Native Tongues scene and DJ Premier's productions in the late 80s for that – Digables set a new standard with breezy but head nodding production and mellow, laidback rhyme style that dug into the abstract lyrical realm more than any of their predecessors. Still sounds fresh today, too! Includes "Where I'm From", "It's Good To Be Here", "What Cool Breezes Do", "Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)", "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", "Escapism (Gettin Free)", "Pacifics", "Appointment At The Fat Clinic", "Swoon Units", "Last Of The Spiddyocks", "Examination Of What", "Nickel Bags", and "Jimmi Diggin Cats". CD
(Booklet has some wear, nothing major.)

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Earth & FireSong Of The Marching Children ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
That's Earth & Fire – not Earth Wind & Fire – a very cool Dutch group from the early 70s prog years – stepping out here in a sound that's filled with all sorts of very cool touches! The group's got a female lead singer, who soars above the blend of organ, vibes, mellotron, flute, and electronics – in addition to more familiar guitar, bass, and drums – and while some of the lyrics get heady, the set's never bogged down by them – especially on side two, which has a very cool side-long suite based around the title of the album! Titles include "Carnival Of The Animals". "Ebb Tide", "Storm And Thunder", "In The Mountains", and the side-long epic "Song Of The Marching Children". Bonus tracks on the CD include "Storm And Thunder", "Lost Forever", "Memories" and "From The End 'Til The Beginning". CD

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EMC (Masta Ace, Stricklin, Punchine & Wordsworth)Show ... LP
M3, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 30.99
A set that came out in the 21st Century, but one that really hearkens back to the golden age sound of the 90s – maybe no surprise, given that the quartet features work from Masta Ace, alongside Stricklin, Punchline, and Wordsworth! The record's a classic-styled gem through and through – simple, straightforward beats that are perfect for the rhymes – almost like some 1991 set on Tommy Boy or Profile – and proof that maybe in a moment when some were complicating things a bit too much, you can actually do less with more. Guests include Ladybug Mecca, Sean Price, and Little Brother – and the record even has some great skits alongside the cuts – on titles that include "Who We Be", "Leak It Out", "The Check In", "Traffic", "Say Now", "We Alright", "Git Sum", "The Grudge", "Make It Better", "The Show", "Borrow You", "Once More", and "Feel It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fantastic Plastic MachineBeautiful ... CD
Emperor Norton, 2001. Used ... $2.99 6.99
Japan's Fantastic Plastic Machine are back with a great little set of soulful tunes – less gimmicky than earlier work, with an approach that has the group working in a solid songwriting approach, throwing in some great hooks, straight ahead vocals, and crafting some excellent rhythms that really make the set groove! Think Brand New Heavies-ish soul, filtered through some of the recent Japanese two step projects, and you've got a good idea of the sound. Titles include "Beautiful Days", "On A Chair", "Whistle Song", "Black Dada", "God Save The Mona Lisa", "I'm Still A Simple Man", and "Todos Os Desejos". CD

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Shamek Farrah & Sonelius SmithWorld Of The Children (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
An amazing session of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the rarest albums on Strata East! Shamek Farrah's soulful alto is matched with the free spiritual piano of Sonelius Smith, for a totally memorable session that virtually defines the essence of the Strata East sound! The music is free, but not too free; lyrical, but never indulgent; and always turning over with a fresh sense of imagination, and a soaring groove that's very much in the classic Strata East mode! The album also features Joseph Gardner on trumpet, Kiyoto Fuiwara on bass, Freddie Wren on drums, and Tony Waters on percussion – plus Milton Suggs, who performs a short bass solo entitled "Milt". Other longer tracks include "The World Of The Children", "Conversation Piece", and "People Puttin' People Through Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi TrovesiBirdwatching ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. Used ... $9.99
The piano of Anat Fort gets some great accompaniment here – the alto clarinet of Gianluigi Trovesi, a player with some very sharp edges at times – and an approach to his instrument that seems to lock some of the moodier corners of Fort's music! The tracks seem to build in almost a blocky structure – whether from the movement of Anat's piano, or the rhythms of Gary Wang on bass and Roland Schneider on drums – in ways that are inherently rhythmic, even when the music's going outside a bit – which allows for a nice balance with some of Trovesi's more freewheeling contributions. The result is a relatively poetic sound – sometimes far from jazz, but still quite beautiful – and titles include "Meditation For A New Year", "Earth Talks", "First Rays", "Jumpin In", and "Murmuration". CD

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✨✧ Sadayasu FujiLike A Child ... LP
Victor/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $33.99 34.99
Way more than just a standard piano trio album from the 70s – thanks partly to the presence of saxophonist Saburo Sato, whose alto really makes a few tunes sparkle nicely here! The album's also got a great asset in the vocals of Kohji Moriyama – the drummer in the trio, but also a singer too – one with a raspily scatting voice that sounds wonderful on the album's version of "One Note Samba" – done as an upbeat groover with fast changes, in ways that could make it a jazz dance classic! Other tunes are a bit more straight ahead, but totally great too – and since half the album features the trio, those numbers have the piano of Sadayasu Fuji dominating – while the remaining tracks bring nice focus on Saburo's alto. Titles include "The Southern Cross", "Like A Child", "Frisky", "One Note Samba", and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Isaura GarciaChico Buarque De Hollanda E Noel Rosa Na Voz De Isaura Garcia ... LP
Continental (Brazil), 1968. Very Good- ... $19.99
The tunes here are all penned by Chico Buarque and Noel Rosa – but Isaura Garcia gives them a really unique approach, thanks to her blend of samba rhythms and sweet jazzy touches! As on some of Isaura's other albums from the time, there's a fair bit of Hammond organ in the mix here – gliding and skipping along with the grooves, and giving the tracks a lighter, groovier sound overall – especially where they might have been a bit too romantic in the hands of another singer. Titles include "Januaria", "Com Acucar Com Afeto", "Fica", "Suspiro", "Feitio De Oracao", "Tem Mais Samba", and "Carolina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, light scrapes, and bent corners.)

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GaryChilling Out ... CD
Alive/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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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Bobbie GentryGirl From Chickasaw County – Highlights ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $27.99 29.99
A stunning tribute to the wonderful Bobbie Gentry – and maybe the first package to really show the world how much she has to offer past her one classic crossover hit! Bobbie started out like a rocket with the country gem "Ode To Billie Joe" – a tune she wrote herself, and followed with lots of other great music on her debut album – which then set the scene for a great expansion into other modes, as Capitol Records really opened up their resources for Gentry to record in the late 60s! This double-length set really gets at the full scope of sounds that Bobbie created for Capitol – and includes way more than hits, with some rare tracks from obscure later albums, singles, and even a big number of titles that didn't even see the light of day until a 2018 box set issued with a similar title. 2CD set features a massive 46 tracks in all – and tunes include the rare "Sweete Peony (alt)", "Sunday Mornin (alt)", "Conspiracy Of Homer Jones", "Let It Be Me (without strings)", "Apartment 21 (stereo)", "Smoke", "Joanne", "The Girl From Cincinnati", "Circle Round The Sun", "Seasons Come Seasons Go (demo)", "Refractions", "Courtyard", and "Sittin Pretty" – plus lots more titles that only first appeared in 2018. The set also features new remixes of "Casket Vignette" and "Recollection" – and the classic titles "Chickasaw County Child" and "Ode To Billie Joe". CD
Also available Girl From Chickasaw County – Highlights ... LP 36.99

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Bobbie GentryGirl From Chickasaw County – Highlights ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 38.99
A stunning tribute to the wonderful Bobbie Gentry – and maybe the first package to really show the world how much she has to offer past her one classic crossover hit! Bobbie started out like a rocket with the country gem "Ode To Billie Joe" – a tune she wrote herself, and followed with lots of other great music on her debut album – which then set the scene for a great expansion into other modes, as Capitol Records really opened up their resources for Gentry to record in the late 60s! This double-length set really gets at the full scope of sounds that Bobbie created for Capitol – and includes way more than hits, with some rare tracks from obscure later albums, singles, and even a big number of titles that didn't even see the light of day until a 2018 box set issued with a similar title. 2CD set features a massive 32 tracks in all – and tunes include the rare "Sweete Peony (alt)", "Sunday Mornin (alt)", "Conspiracy Of Homer Jones", "Let It Be Me (without strings)", "Apartment 21 (stereo)", "Smoke", "Joanne", "The Girl From Cincinnati", "Circle Round The Sun", "Seasons Come Seasons Go (demo)", "Refractions", "Courtyard", and "Sittin Pretty" – plus lots more titles that only first appeared in 2018. The set also features new remixes of "Casket Vignette" and "Recollection" – and the classic titles "Chickasaw County Child" and "Ode To Billie Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Girl From Chickasaw County – Highlights ... CD 27.99

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Fitz Gore & The TalismenSoundinitia ... LP
Gorbra (Germany), 1975. Sealed ... $16.99
The rare debut of tenorist Fitz Gore – a player born in Jamaica, but one who didn't get his chance to shine in the spotlight until moving overseas – where he started his own small label in Germany! The set's a live one – and has Fitz stretching out with a very deep tenor sound, one that almost sounds like a baritone at points – with a richness that almost feels as if Coleman Hawkins was stepping into spiritual jazz modes in the 70s – especially given the way that Gore can swing inside and out within a single tune! Other players include Ulrich Kurth on piano, Gerard Ebbo on bass, Philippe Zodba Quitman on drums, and Lamont Hampton on congas – a group who are nice and loose, and who really open the door to let Fitz do all these amazing things on his tenor – odd inflections, very unique phrasing, and other elements that can transform even familiar tunes. Titles include "Song For My Father", "Mariella Amor", "Dahomey Dance", and "My Foolish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Sonorama.)

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99 16.99
Early work Zimbabwe legends Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – a group that was an early showcase for the vocal talents of the equally legendary Thomas Mapfumo! The set's not just a Mapfumo showcase, though – as the sound here resonates strongly from the whole group – nice harmonies on many tracks – and completely wicked guitars – which often have a rhythmic, spindly, "plucked" electric groove inspired by the mbira – a sound that was enormously influential and will sound fresh forever! Those great guitar parts come from Joshua Hlomayi Dube and Elisha Josam – inspired by the mbira music that was so important at the time – and Mapfumo plays drums, too – plus many tracks have additional horns other elements from a loose group of fellow players. The set features some early material that was produced for the Teal label, and later 70s work – all of it warm, melodic and welcoming – and the sound quality is really great! Titles include "Mudzimu Ndiringe", "Kare Nanhasi", "Manheru Changamire", "Tamba Zimba Navashe", "Mutoridodo", "Sekai", "Gore Iro", "Tinokumbira Kuziva", and "Chaminuka Mukuri". CD

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Eddie HarrisGreater Than The Sum Of His Parts (The In Sound/Mean Greens/Tender Storm/Silver Cycles) ... CD
32 Jazz/Atlantic, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Fantastic material from the late 60's period in which Eddie Harris was using his amazing tone, Atlantic's money, and the deep resources of the Chicago jazz scene to come up with some of the best recordings of his career. The four albums on this CD set – The In Sound, Mean Greens, Tender Storm, and Silver Cycles – blend soul jazz, groovy production, and larger concepts into a haunting melange of jazzy tracks that bring us joy time and time again – even though we've owned most of the albums for years! The whole thing's packaged together very nicely, and includes all the original cover art, plus new and old liner notes, and great sound. There's a far too much music on here to mention in great detail, but we're super-pleased to see something like this on the market – and to see this under-reissued side of Eddie's career finally get this kind of attention! CD
(Out of print, slipcase not included.)

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1974. Used ... $6.99
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
(Sealed.)

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Vincent HerringPreaching To The Choir ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Vincent Herring can certainly preach with his horn – a deeply soulful version of alto sax that gets plenty of room to open up and speak its message here – working through a set of long, lovely tracks with really great support! The group's a quartet – with Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Johnathan Blake on drums – instantly hitting that kind of a groove that really makes Herring sound his best – a level of accompaniment he doesn't always get on record – but when he does, on a set like this, it reminds us all over again how much we can love his music when it finds the right sound! There's a solidity here that makes the record one of Herring's best in years – and titles include "Dudli's Dilemma", "Ojos De Rojo", "Granted", "Preaching To The Choir", "Minor Swing", "Fried Pies", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". CD

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Honey MachineHoney Machine ... LP
Grandstar/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 34.99
A clubby classic from the Nigerian duo of Sega Gafatchi and Chris Ify Hanem – and a record that maybe feels a lot more like some of the coolest work from the US and Anglo scenes at the time – complete with all sorts of spacey keyboards that really give the album a distinctive sound! Most tracks are in a boogie-styled groove, and the keyboards are as much in place as the vocals – bubbling and peppering the tracks in a mighty nice way – not really the electro soul modes that was starting to show up a few years later, but more like the spaced out sound of the underground that you'd hear on labels like P&P and AVI. Titles include "Come Back To Me", "We Can Make It", "Dooby Dooby", "Free Like The Wind", "Shake Your Body", and "Pleasure". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashley HutchingsRattlebone & Ploughjack ... CD
Island/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the strangest records ever from Ashley Hutchings – a set that's even more ancient-sounding and enigmatic than his music with Fairport Convention and Albion Band! In a sense, the album follows the spirit of both groups, and their effort to plumb the past and fuse it with the present – yet here, Hutchings is almost trying to create a documentary of old recordings – even though the material is all newly-recorded, but handled with a more ancient aesthetic that hearkens back to the 78rpm generation! Players aren't listed, and there's no credits at all – but it's pretty clear that Hutchings has some of his key Fairport Convention partners on board to help with the sound – which is served up in a mix of acoustic instrumental and vocal modes, sometimes with spoken introductions through each side-long collage of tunes. CD

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✨✧ Shabaka HutchingsAfrikan Culture (maroon vinyl pressing) (2022 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Impulse, 2022. New Copy ... $23.99
A long-overdue solo debut from Shabaka Hutchings – the London-based reed player who's been making huge waves in Comet Is Coming and Sons Of Kemet – stepping out here with an equally great musical vision of his own! The style here is more spiritual and meditative – as if Shabaka is turning inward, and working a mix of flutes and saxes in ways that are very organic and personal – often using subtle currents of sound next to his acoustic activity at the core, as he bridges a legacy of 70s expression and some of the more contemporary modes on the UK scene. Titles include "Explore Inner Space", "Call It A European Paradox", "Memories Don't Live Like People Do", "Rebirth", "Dimension Of Subtle Awareness", "Ital Is Vita", "Ritual Awakening", and "Black Meditation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz CrusadersFreedom Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99 19.99
Sublime early soul jazz from the Jazz Crusaders – a seminal set that really has the group taking off right away! The use of "freedom" in the title is well placed – as the set definitely shows the players stretching out a bit on their solos – hinting at the magic that would move even more forward during their Lighthouse recordings – while still hanging onto the great groove that took them from Texas to the top of the LA scene! Every player's got a key presence here – Wilton Felder on tenor, Wayne Henderson on trombone, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums – and the set also features some guest rhythm work from Jimmy Bond on bass and Roy Gaines on guitar, both of whom bring a nice pulse to the set. Titles include "The Geek", "Freedom Sound", and "Coon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue and silver label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a few spins during "Freedom Sound". Cover has light surface wear.)

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Richie KamucaWest Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... CD
Hi Fi/OJC, 1959. Used ... $4.99 6.99
A hard-swinging session that's much hipper than you might guess from the "hi fi" or "west coast" in the title – recorded with none of the cliches that both tags might make you think – and instead a well-crafted set of solos from the mighty Richie Kamuca! Back in the 50s, Kamuca really had a tremendous tone – one that was often buried in larger groups, but occasionally got to take the solo spotlight on gems like this – stepping out with a raspy, almost gritty undercurrent – a sense of deeper soul in the sound that was uncommon for the west coast scene, and which we might almost compare to the similar qualities of a young Charlie Mariano on the alto sax. Although the group here is fairly largeish – with Bill Holman on baritone sax, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Vince Guaraldi on piano – Kamuca's clearly the main solo star, and is set up nicely in some subtle arrangements by Holman. Titles include "Linger Awhile", "Star Eyes", "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Jazz", and "Way Down Under". CD
(Booklet has some pen.)

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Karamanduka Y Melcochita with Mag Peruvian All-StarsExtra – Acabo Con Lima Huyo Pa New York ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
Karamanduka and Melcochita build a bridge from Lima to New York with this wonderful collection of sounds – a record that's every bit as strong as the most cooking sessions on Peru's Mag label from the time, but which also has a special flavor that really nods to the Latin Soul generation too! There's a brash, lean energy to the record that's really telegraphed by the cover – a fantastic sound that definitely warrants the "Extra" at the top – as the pair work with some of the best players on the Peruvian scene on some blistering numbers with impeccable instrumentation! Titles include "Peruvian Boogaloo", "Vuela Mi Descarga", "Booga Jazz", "Peruvian Manteca", "Curerando", "Peruvian Guajira", and "El Sobrado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Basil KirchinEveryday Madness ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1970s. Sealed ... $14.99
Rare work from the archives of Basil Kirchen – very appropriately titled, given the madness of the legendary UK composer! As Jonny Trunk explains in the notes, Kirchen left the music behind with little in the way of information – but that hardly detracts from the quality of the music, as each of the three selections on the record are a very compelling part of his legacy! "Pat's Pigs" begins the set – and is possibly some field recordings, which are then processed, with improvised music added in – all with the end result of maybe some of the more sonic/textural experiments on FMP in the latter half of the 70s. "Electronic" is clearly a pun of a title – as the core elements of the music are voices, including some of autistic children – recorded by Kirchen, then processed and augmented – with this surprising sense of beauty and depth that comes in the way they're organized and mixed with very subtle low-end horns – all with surprisingly musical results. Last up is "The Suspended Fourth" – a piece that is maybe more jazz or soundtrack overall – and maybe partly in the territory of the looser minimalists of the 70s! There's a bit of guitar, some nice reed work, and this really poetic quality to the music overall – especially when the use of vibes brings out some stunning chromatic elements in the recording. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve Lacy & Evan ParkerChirps ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Steve Lacy has always been a real master of sound, right from the start – a quality that only expanded once he began to make more open, solo soprano sax recordings in the 70s – the start of a great legacy that lasted for decades! Here, that aspect of his music is pushed even further in beautiful collaboration with British reed genius Evan Parker – as Parker plays only soprano sax on the album, matching Lacy at the instrument he mastered years back – and the record has each player separated by a different stereo channel – so that the very individual performances layer together in a way that makes the sonic brilliance of their horn work come across with even more evocative energy in the space of listening! The album features three long improvised tracks – "Full Scale", "Relations", and "Twittering". CD

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AirAir ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very organic way – so that the spare sounds build up into these parts rich in meaning, but still with plenty of sharp edges – based on work from Yasuo Shimura on flute, amplified soprano sax, Arp, and radio; Renkichi Hayashi on guitar, ring modulator, and other effects; Nobuyoshi Ino on electric and acoustic bass, Turkish guitar, and tape recorder; Hiroshi Murakami on drums and percussion; and Yuji Imamura on amplified and acoustic tabla, plus other percussion. The sound's as compelling as the instrumental lineup – and the album's comprised of one long jamming track "Air (parts 1 & 2)", with a groove that ranges from funky and break-oriented, to wild and free out-oriented soloing. CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
 
 
 



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