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CoupSorry To Bother You – Original Soundtrack (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mondo, 2020. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
A set of tracks that were done by Coup for the film Sorry To Bother You – but music that's not to be confused with their previous album of the same name! The tracks here feature contributions from other artists – including Lakeith Stanfield, who starred in the film, which was directed by Boots Riley of the Coup – plus Janell Monae, Tune-Yards, Killer Mike, and E-40 – with a range of sounds that moves between hip hop, underground soul, and other styles. Titles include "Hey Saturday Night", "Monsoon", "Level It Up", "Crawl Out The Water", "Oyahytt", "Anitra's Basement Tapes", and "Out & Over/Sticky Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rip ChordsThree Window Coup/Hot Rod USA ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mark Dresser SevenAin't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Mark Dresser has a great group here – one that features flutes from Nicole Mitchell and reeds from Marty Erlich – both players whose sense of energy really helps define the spirit of the set! Erlich is especially nice – maybe more striking than we've heard in years – and although we love Mitchell's work as a leader, she's also wonderful to hear in the spirit of an ensemble – an excellent lineup that also features strong contributions from Michael Dessen on trombone, plus violin from Keir Gogwilt, piano from Joshua White, and drums and percussion from Jim Black. The music is definitely in a Dresser mode throughout – with plenty of the spaciousness that he's brought to other recordings – but there are points that seem to evoke a deeper jazz history than usual, especially on tribute tracks to Arthur Blythe and Butch Lacy. Titles include "Gloaming", "Let Them Eat Paper Towels", "Far", "Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You", "Black Arthur's Bounce", and "Butch's Balm". CD
 
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Music SoupCut To The Chase ... CD
Chicken Coup, 2016. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)
 
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Bach/Britten/Brahms/Couperin/Falla/HandelJacqueline Du Pre – The Early BBC Recordings 1961 to 1965 – Stephen Kovacevich/Ernest Lush/William Pleeth ... CD
EMI, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CouperinPieces De Clavecin Vol 1 – Blandine Verlet (3LP set) ... LP
Telefunken (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $34.99
A great collection of recrdings done by the French Astree label – features Blandine Verlet on harpsichord, with some work from Christophe Coin on viola da gamba. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book. Box has some very light wear, but is great overall.)


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Couperin/ClerambaultKyrie/Gloria/Offertoire/Sanctus/Agnus Dei/Suite Du Deuxieme Ton – Walter Geist ... CD
Mat (Germany), 1998. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing. The front artwork has what appears to be an autograph of the artist.)

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Neal HeftiOdd Couple ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The genius of Neal Hefti comes through for us again! Have you ever stopped to listen to the Odd Couple theme? Really listen to it – break it apart with your ears, and let the strange and complex nature of the groove sink into your brain? It's mad stuff, we tell you – one of the most genius moments ever in 60s scoring! This soundtrack features a few versions of Hefti's amazing tune – including one stunning vocal version, with very strange lyrics about Oscar and Felix that almost seem to "out" them as a real couple! The record mixes music from the film with snippets of dialogue – and titles include "Clean Poker", "The Odd Couple", "End Title", "Curse Of The Cat People", "Dirty Poker", "Metropole", and "Down With The Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mozart/Byrd/Farnaby/Tomkins/Le Roux/Handel/CouperinMusic For Two Harpsichords – Igor Kipnis/Thurston Dart ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Nolan-Buddle QuartetOdd Couple ... LP
M7 (Australia), 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Quartet album featuring Australian jazz legends Col Nolan and Errol Buddle, plus the drumming of Warren Daly, from the Daly-Wilson Big Band, and Dieter Vogt on bass. The group was one of the most popular of the Aussie jazz funk combos of the 70's, and the record has lots of nice mellow groovy moments. The best cuts are some nice sweet fusion grooves, sort of in the vein of some of the cuts on the London Jazz Dance Classic series. Titles include "El Henna", "My Machine", "The Odd Couple", and "Feel Like Making Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has fully peeled gloss on the front.)

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Ringo StarrBeaucoups Of Blues/Coochy Coochy ... 7-inch
Apple, 1970. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a bit of pen and is bent a bit at the top.)


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Jan Akkerman3 ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A mix of fusiony jazz rock, a bit of funk and some more sweeping arrangements – sometimes in the span of a single song on this fairly underappreciated Atlantic set from Jan Akkerman! Mixing easy listening and funk is the kind of thing that's pulled off pretty well, or falls completely flat, and Jan makes it work here. A couple tracks feature lead vocals by Yvette Cason or Willie Dee, and players include Michael Brecker, Bunny Brunell, Howard Johnson and Neppie Noya. Includes "Stingray (Get Up With That)", "Wait And See" "She's So Divine", "This Is The One", "Night Prayer" and "Time Out Of Mind". CD

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✨✧ BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into fairly distinctive and genuinely fun modern sound. It's built to last, too –we're sure be able to come back to their work in a couple decades and it'll still work! IV finds them with the confidence to trade in some fairly subtle, smoothed out moments between to more boisterous ones, and they're more dexterous in the instrumentation – especially in the horns, keys and percussion – but some great vibes, strings, flute and more when the mood calls. Includes the great vocal track "Time Moves Slow" with Sam Herring of Future Islands, "And That, Too", "Lavender", "IV", "Chompy's Paradise", "Structure No. 3", "Cashmere", "Hyssops Of Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Barrio Jazz GangBarrio Jazz Gang 2 ... CD
Funky Juice (Italy), 2010. Used ... $11.99
A far reaching blend of styles and smoothed out sounds from the Italian scene and the Barrio Jazz Gang – Latin jazz influences and a lean and easy going groove a standout characteristic – but the bring in very eclectic touches from across the board! Keys, beats and guitar are the usual backdrop here – and the core duo of Roberto Colella and Stefano Micarelli sure do bring in a rich, warm and fully formed sound Eddie Henderson plays trumpet on a couple tunes – with some additional horns and flute bringing on some more jazz flavors. Nice! Includes "Kobra Smile", "Five Apple-Maples", "Take Yr Freedom Back", "Spanish Market", "Nude Look", "Safe Under The Sun", "Sunday Show" and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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BedheadWhatFunLifeWas ... LP
Trance, 1994. Very Good+ ... $43.99
The first album from Bedhead – a 1994 record that helped usher in something of a quiet revolution in 90s indie rock – paving the way for lusher, moodier and slower soundscapes, soon be dubbed slowcore! Bedhead is as much a breath of fresh air a couple decades later, delivering a timeless, moody sound that takes some cues from the vibe of the Velvet Underground at their mellowest, and more recent trailblazers like Spaceman 3 – but ultimately deliver their own distinctive, and now oft-imitated sound. Includes "Liferaft", "Haywire", "Bedside Table", "The Unpredictable", "Landlord", "Crushing", "Unfinished", "Powder", "Foaming Love", "To The Ground", "Living Well" and "Wind Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with Kdisc stamp, including the insert.)

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Honor BlackmanEverything I've Got ... LP
London, 1964. Sealed ... $59.99
A rare vocal outing by Honor Blackman – better known for her work as an actress as Cathy Gale on The Avengers, or as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger! The record clearly has a "let's get an actress into the studio to cash in on her fame" sort of feel – as Blackman's speaking as much as she's singing on many of these tunes – and the arrangements themselves are mostly easy and not challenging, really never pushing too far, and keeping pace with the breathy style that Honor uses for the record. But what the session lacks in vocal chops, it more than makes up for in busty charm – and sports a pretty great photo of Honor on the cover, as well as versions of tunes that include "C'Est Drole", "Men Will Deceive You", "Tomorrow Is My Turn", "I Want A Fair & Square Man", "Den Of Iniquity", and "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup". Ivor Raymonde arranged and conducted! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front, and cover has some pen imprints where exposed, and hype sticker under the shrink.)

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Cicero BlakeSad Feeling/You're Gonna Be Sorry ... 7-inch
Renee, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a small paint fleck that clicks just a couple of times at the beginning of "Sad Feeling". Label has a bit of pen.)

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Mary J BligeMy Life ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... On September 11, 2020
Mary J's second LP, and every bit as fine as the first. She's still working with Puffy and Chucky Thompson here, staying true to the commercial R&B formula that has been Blige's mainstay over her entire career. 13 tracks of the fine Brooklyn soul sound, plus a couple of interludes, including "You Bring Me Joy", "I'm Going Down", "Be Happy", "My Life", "Mary's Joint", "No One Else" and "Mary Jane". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension ... CD
Liberty/Domino, 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The third album from the great Buzzcocks – one of the most fiercely melodic bands of the punk era, and one of the best bands for tuneful, yet barbed songwriting of the late 70s, period! Different Kind Of Tension is a pretty accurate title for this set, the last of the first wave of the group's career, with weird electronic flourishes and artier sounds to be found than the furiously straightforward previous couple of records. It's not as radical of a change of pace as, say, Wire's progress from the first to third albums, but a different kind of tension, as they say. Titles include "Mad Mad Judy", "You Say You Don't Love Me", "Hollow Inside", "I Believe", "Radio Nine", "Paradise", "Sitting Round At Home", and "I Don't Know What To Do With My Life". CD

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Larry CarltonWith A Little Help From My Friends/Singing Playing ... CD
BGO (UK), 1968/1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Two early gems from guitarist Larry Carlton – back to back on a single CD! First up is the Uni album With A Little Help From My Friends – pre-fusion, and done at a time when a whole generation of guitarists were trying to find a way forward – and experimenting in a number of different formats! The vibe here is maybe like some of the Wes Montgomery or George Benson Verve or CTI records of the late 60s – really chromatic guitar lines that carve out a beautiful lead over some arrangements that are fuller than a combo, but never overdone – arranged by Foster Wakefield, who we don't know at all – but with the tasteful spaciousness of a Claus Ogerman or a Don Sebesky! Larry sounds great on the record – really working out some lines that are quite different than a jazz guitarist might have sounded a few years before – and strongly pointing the way to his future. Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Don't You Care", "Mac Arthur Park", "Odd Couple", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Monday Monday". Next is Singing/Playing, and the title's no lie – as Larry Carlton steps out in a warmly-produced session that's got a really sweet LA studio vibe – one that mixes together early fusion backings and compressed vocalizations – in a way that maybe makes the whole thing feel like an overlooked A&M Records gem from the Nick DeCaro years! Larry's got this easygoing vocal style that's very down to earth, and set up in these sweet arrangements directed by Stewart Levine – soulful, jazzy, and with occasional currents of funk – and with some great keyboard touches from MIchael Omartin next to Larry's guitar and vocals. Titles include the great "American Family", plus "Wavin & Smilin", "Easy Evil", "Free Way", "Captain Captain", and "With Respect To Coltrane". CD

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Gene ClarkNo Other ... LP
Asylum/4AD, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 26.99
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as synths and densely layered backing vocals. There really was no other album in '74 like No Other, and initially it had the poor reception to show for it! It has a somewhat laidback and laconic vibe overall – infused with that Cali country rock groove that Gene helped invent – yet the production is richly produced on an epic scale, an effort that seems to seek flat out perfection. A couple years later, California fellow travelers would utilize a similar approach and sell LPs by the ton. Here's hoping those groups bought Gene a dinner or two to thank him for the inspiration! Includes "Life's Greatest Fool", "Silver Raven", "No Other", "Some Misunderstanding", "The True One", "Lady Of The North", "Strength Of Strings" and "From A Silver Phial". LP, Vinyl record album

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $1.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CommonResurrection (2CD deluxe edition – with box and poster) ... CD
Relativity/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 20.98
One of the best hip hop albums of all time – given the remastered, deluxe edition treatment! In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No ID's mellow production and spiced up with a couple guest appearances by Y-Not aka Twilight Tone. A classic LP, solid all the way through. Being in Chicago, people always ask us for this one, but the original is often impossible to find, even here. This incredible 2CD edition comes in classy box – each disc in its own gatefold style sleeve, with liner notes by Brian Coleman, plus a full sized poster. Disc one is the full original album, with "I Used To Love HER.","Book Of Life", "Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man)", "Nuthin' To Do", "In My Own World (Check The Method)", "Maintaining", "Communism", "Watermelon" and more. Disc 2 collects the 12" singles from the period, with "Resurrection" (Large Professor remix, Extra P remix, Large Professor remix instrumental and Extra P remix instrumental), "Resurrection 95", "Communism" (acapella and instrumental), and "I Used To Love HER" (acapella and instrumental). CD
(A beautiful box set edition of one of greatest hip hop albums of the past 20 years!)

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✨✧ Alice CooperLove It To Death ... CD
Straight/Warner, 1971. Used ... $4.99
The third album from Alice Cooper and perhaps the first great one – starting the 70s sleaze show win streak with the massive "I'm Eighteen" and an LP full of great, gritty and grimy rock and roll. Bob Ezrin's producing for the first time, and if the songs and the whole show isn't yet as menacingly theatrical as it would get to be in the following couple of years, the angry anthemic vibe is here and it's heavy! Other tracks include "Caught In A Dream", "Hallowed Be My Name", "Black Juju", "Is It My Body", "Second Coming", "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" and "Sun Arise". CD
(Out of print.)

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Country All StarsIn A Little Spanish Town/When It's Darkness On The Delta ... 78 RPM
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(White label vinyl promo pressing. Labels have a couple small stickers.)

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CureSeventeen Seconds (picture disc) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Elektra, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... On August 29, 2020
A haunting and relatively spare early one by The Cure that holds up incredibly well – standing true to the test of time as strongly as anything in their canon! From the perspective of fans who got into The Cure anytime from the mid 80s onward, these earlier efforts might initially sound like a moody framework for the more grandly produced records to come, give it a couple listens, because the minimal structure is incredibly strong! It's just their second album, but the eerily melodic Robert Smith vocals, his just as distinctive guitars, and then new bass player Simon Gallup's sound have The Cure mood in full semi-gloomy, yet wholly beautiful bloom! Includes the great title track, "A Reflection", "Play For Today", "Secrets", "In Your House", "Three", "The Final Sound", "A Forest", "M" and "At Night". (Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wilson Das Neves E ConjuntoSom Quente E O Das Neves ... LP
Polydor/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About July 15, 2020 (delayed)
A funky killer from this hip Brazilian drummer – with his always great precussive vibe touched nicely by Cali soul and funk influences! There's a really great mix of modes on this one. The percussion is prominent, of course, often with a funk steeped bass groove, killer horns, nice guitar grooves and some soaring strings with the moment calls for it. A couple of standouts are the funkiest numbers – a great take on "Soulful Strut", which closes the set, plus a breezy cover of "California Soul" – but the whole thing is great! Other titles include "Wilsamba", "Sambaloo", "Se Voce Pensa", "Zazueira", and a fantastic instrumental version of Caetano Veloso's "Irene"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard DavisHarvest ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very nice record that bassist Davis did for Muse in the late 70s. As with previous recordings he works closely with fellow bass player Bill Lee. Lee plays on the record, co-produced and arranged the album and shares songwriting credit with Davis on a couple of the tracks. Davis is joined by Ted Dunbar on guitar, Consuela Moore on piano, Freddie Waits on drums, James Spaulding on flute and alto sax and Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson on trumpet, among others. Tracks include the two Davis/Lee originals "Half Pass" and "A Third Away" plus in conjunction with the title, there are several songs with flowers in the titles such as"Windflower", "Forest Flower", and "Passion Flower". He also throws in some familiar tunes like "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Duane & CoUltimate JB Traxx – Funk'N The House/Boyz Town/Doin' It/Scratch/JB In Limbo/What's That? ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Stripped down Chicago house tracks with a couple of small grunt samples that sound as if they may be from the Godfather himself! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small bit of marker.)

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Greg DulliGhost/Girl From The North Country (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
BMG, New Copy (pic cover)... On August 29, 2020
A couple uniquely emotional tracks from Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers howler Greg Dulli. (Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! The CD comes with a great booklet featuring notes by Gossner and personal reflections by El Rego. Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". CD

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Flamin GrooviesJumpin In The Night ... CD
Sire/Liberation Hall, 1979. New Copy ... About July 6, 2020 (delayed)
A surprisingly solid, oft-overlooked end of the 70s set for Sire by Flamin' Groovies – their final effort for the label – and a hard-groovin' gem! Like their previous couple of classic records, this one was recorded in England, with Groovies guitarist Cyril Jordan co-producting, and it's a nice mix of rawly rocking originals and some cool cover versions – with "Jumpin' In The Night", "Next One Crying", "First Plane Home", "In The USA", "Down Down Down", a cool, kinda shambling guitar rock takes on Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London" and Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and more. CD

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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersLast Of The Red Hot Burritos ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A post-Parsons effort from The Flying Burrito Brothers – unfairly overlooked and worthy country rock from the innovators! The live "Last Of The Red Hot Burritos" was the final album of this period of Burrito history, an energetic set that's heavy with classics from the first couple albums, including "Devil In Disguise", "Six Days On The Road", "My Uncle", "High Fashion Queen" and more. You miss Gram's voice on those tracks, but that's the only complaint! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at the time – with smoky, pulsing production and unpredictable beats. The rhymes are stronger than we gave 'em credit for a decade or so back – and the raw electro funky bounce provided by Dilla really opened us up to how diverse his style could be outside of the jazzy/funky/soul beats he'd laid down in the preceding couple of years! Tracks include "Rite Bites", "Street Life", "Pimp Strut", "Where The Parties At?", "All Seasons", "Take Dem Clothes Off" and more. This 2013 version features a second disc with Dilla's instrumentals. CD

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana ... LP
RCA, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the best Madlib-produced LP since the highest peaks of the prime Stones Throw era, and Freddie Gibbs is on fire throughout! Each one does what he does best here and ups the ante. 'Lib is focused on crackling soul beats and hazy funk – masterfully utilizing vintage and contemporary sample sources from Donny Hathaway and Syl Johnson to Kaidi Tatham and The Heliocentrics – delivering the right kind of gritty headnodding vibe without compromising on his distinctive style. Freddie Gibbs is uncompromisingly raw and fiercely focused, varying the speed of his flow when the mood strikes, so what sounds like it might be an uncommonly inspired freestyle one second rolls into the most dexterous lyricism for the next couple minutes. Seriously strong stuff, with just a few guest appearances by Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson.Paak, Yasiin Bey & Black Thought. Titles include "Half Manne Half Cocaine", "Cataracts", "Gat Damn", "Education", "Crime Pays", "Palmolive", "Guannis", "Soul Right" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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David FrisenOther Times, Other Places ... LP
Global Pacific, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring bassist David Frisen, Phil Dwyer on tenor and soprano sax, Alan Jones on drums, Airto Moreira - percussion, Flora Purim - vocals on a couple of tracks, Denny Zeitlin - acoustic piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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FugsBelle Of Avenue A ... CD
Reprise/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
One of the last couple of Fugs albums for Reprise – '69's Belle Of Avenue A – and a mix of stripped down acoustic weirdness and the more heated Fugs-style rock & roll of other Reprise albums by the group! In one level, it seems like they might have simply exorcised the experimental psychedelia demon with the more wildly arranged It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest album and decided to let this one succeed on the basis of the political satire and poetry of their wordplay. But it's not that simple, as they rage pretty heavily on a couple tunes and strip it down to the barest essentials on others. Ultimately, it's another sharp, worthy Fugs album everyone outta pick up! Inclludes "Bum's Song", "Dust Devil", "Chicago", "For Minutes To Twelve", "Queen Of The Nile", "Yodeling Yippie", "Children Of The Dream" and more. CD

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Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... $14.99
Full Force getting busy in a mid 80s groove – the first set the group cut as a headline attraction – and a nice mix of 80s post electro R&B with plenty of influences from the hip hop producers of the time! The group's biggest crossover success was as the songwriting and production force behind some huge hits of the day, from UTFO to Lisa Lisa and many points between – and their own records were a unique mix of period group R&B and rap production that proved to be quite influential. 80s club funk, soul and a couple ballads from Full Force! Titles includes "Alice, I Want You Just For Me!", "Unselfish Lover", "Please Stay", "United", "Girl If You Take Me Home", "Half A Chance", "Let's Dance Against The Wall" and more. This CD version has 4 bonus tracks: "Alice (Bang Zoom)", "Girl (Funky Fresh Def Mix)", "So Unselfish (It's Okay, It's Okay): and "Let's Dance Against The Wall (12" Mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Regional GarlandMixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
A fantastic anthology of Flint, MI soul great Regional Garland – 70s soul empires were built on lesser talent than you'll find on this set put together by Egon & Now Again! Garland is a performer, producer, songwriter and arranger of whom we were most familiar with for his work with the group Hunt's Determination – a taste of which is included here, along with Regional's recordings with The Perfections, 21st Generations, Mixed Sugar, Brilliance and others. Even the few Hunts Determination records we were familiar with show a fairly staggering stylistic range, while holding together as a tight whole – and that's all the more impressive with a broader collection of work with varying personnel here. The heart of the collection is early-to-late 70s recordings, from dancefloor soul, funk and strains of disco later in the decade – revelatory stuff for us. We knew the man was good, but, damn! The set also features several mid 80s recordings with that era's synth textured sound with the 70s soul vocals surprisingly well. Includes "I Need Love" & "Hey James" with 21st Generations, "Get On Down" & "Girl You Better Hurry" with The Perfections, "I Need Love" and "Are We Through" with Hunts Determination, "15 Ain't Young No More", "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Disco Jam Bam Bam" with Mixed Sugar, the previously unreleased "Gangster Girl" and "I'm Sad We've Broke Up", "I'm Falling In Love" with Vann & Reggie, "Hit Girl" with Brilliance and more. Nice notes with personnel, and a couple bonus versions "I Need Love". CD
Also available Mixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD 7.99

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Regional GarlandMixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A fantastic anthology of Flint, MI soul great Regional Garland – 70s soul empires were built on lesser talent than you'll find on this set put together by Egon & Now Again! Garland is a performer, producer, songwriter and arranger of whom we were most familiar with for his work with the group Hunt's Determination – a taste of which is included here, along with Regional's recordings with The Perfections, 21st Generations, Mixed Sugar, Brilliance and others. Even the few Hunts Determination records we were familiar with show a fairly staggering stylistic range, while holding together as a tight whole – and that's all the more impressive with a broader collection of work with varying personnel here. The heart of the collection is early-to-late 70s recordings, from dancefloor soul, funk and strains of disco later in the decade – revelatory stuff for us. We knew the man was good, but, damn! The set also features several mid 80s recordings with that era's synth textured sound with the 70s soul vocals surprisingly well. Includes "I Need Love" & "Hey James" with 21st Generations, "Get On Down" & "Girl You Better Hurry" with The Perfections, "I Need Love" and "Are We Through" with Hunts Determination, "15 Ain't Young No More", "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Disco Jam Bam Bam" with Mixed Sugar, the previously unreleased "Gangster Girl" and "I'm Sad We've Broke Up", "I'm Falling In Love" with Vann & Reggie, "Hit Girl" with Brilliance and more. Nice notes with personnel, and a couple bonus versions "I Need Love". CD
Also available Mixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD 4.99

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GermsLive At The Starwood Dec 3, 1980 ... LP
Slash/Run Out Groove, 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 29.99
The last live stand of The Germs – capturing the band's raw, caterwauling ferocity, underappreciated musicianship behindDarby Crash's feral howls and sly humor – just 4 days before Darby's death. Given the band's well earned reputation for utter chaos, the most stunning thing about this particular recording is how lightning fast brilliant the band is. Don't mistake that statement for polished professionalism. This is The Germs after all, they sound like they might fall apart at any moment – especially given Darby's antics – but Lorna Doom's and Don Bolles's pummeling rhythms and Pat Smear's ferocious guitars are a lot tighter than they were a couple years earlier, though not at the expense of caustic energy. Darby's between songs banter pleading for a beer or lightly berating the crowd are almost lighthearted at times, so you might not guess he was headed for a final self-inflected crash just a few days later. 22 tracks on 2LPs: "Circle One", "Manimal", "Caught In My Eye", "No God", "Strange Notes", "What We Do Is Secret", "Media Blitz", "Communist Eyes", "Let's Pretend", "Lexicon Devil", "Shut Down (Annililation Man)", "Public Image", "We Must Bleed", "Richie Dagger's Crime" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – individually numbered and limited to 1970 copies.)

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Johnnie GraySweet Sax At The Cinema ... LP
Fontana, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
A sweet little album of cinematic-inspired instrumentals – featuring the sax work of Brit Easy star Johnnie Gray, over backings put together by Peter Smith. The sound is easily grooving – not really funky, but in that streamlined late 60s British mode – and the best tracks come off in very nice versions. Titles include "Rosemary's Baby", "Odd Couple", "Irina", "Limbo Line", and "Shalako". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out hole. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... CD
Chrysalis, 1993. Used ... $4.99
A groundbreaking meeting of musical icons – with veteran jazz greats, a couple of then-young guns, and one of the MCs who helped bring jazz into hip hop in the first place! Jazzmatazz bridges both stylistic and generational boundaries in incredible ways, not only an earnest effort by Guru to pay heartfelt tribute to heroes, but to show his own and subsequent generations its the vitality and longevity jazz music – with a lineup that includes Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Lonnie Liston Smith, Carleen Anderson, N'Dea Davenport and MC Solaar. 12 tracks in all, including "Slicker Than Most", "No Time To Play", "Loungin", "Sights In The City", "Le Bien, Le Mal", "Transit Ride", "When You're Near", "Down The Backstreets", "Respectful Dedications", "Take A Look At Yourself" and "Trust Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyLive At Legends ... CD
Silvertone, 2012. Used ... $4.99
A pretty great late live set from Buddy Guy – who's tearing it up at his namesake Legends club in Chicago! Buddy's been throwing it down for years at Legends during annual winter residencies – which can be among the tougher tickets to score in the winter live club scene around here – so it's a bit surprising that there hasn't been a proper live document before the top notch Live At Legends! Better late than never. It kicks off with a profane stage intro that lets you know that Buddy and his band aren't messing around or coasting on reputation, before they shake the roof with "Best Damn Fool", "Mannish Boy", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Damn Right I Got The Blues", "Skin Deep" and a couple killer medleys: "Boom Boom/Strange Brew" and "Voodoo Chile/Sunshine Of Your Love". The CD also includes 3 bonus studio recordings: "Polka Dot Love", "Country Boy" and "Coming For You" – the latter featuring The Memphis Horns. CD

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Roland HannaSir Elf ... LP
Choice, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The first solo set from Roland Hanna – even though he had a long and varied career in dating back to the 50s – and a gem of a timeless solo piano jazz recorded from the early 70s. It's probably the best record to his name, with warmth to spare, a few recorded in a small recital hall at Nola Studios, and couple in the intimate confines of a home living room. Wonderful! Titles include "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Night Of My Lights", "There Is No Greater Love" "Walkin", and "Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland HannaSir Elf (second cover) ... LP
Choice, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The first solo set from Roland Hanna – even though he had a long and varied career in dating back to the 50s – and a gem of a timeless solo piano jazz recorded from the early 70s. It's probably the best record to his name, with warmth to spare, a few recorded in a small recital hall at Nola Studios, and couple in the intimate confines of a home living room. Wonderful! Titles include "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Night Of My Lights", "There Is No Greater Love" "Walkin", and "Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inner City pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Paul Winley/Traffic, 1976/1996. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a group that features George Benson on guitar, Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Willis Jackson on tenor sax, and Earl Williams on some massively funky drums! The music's a mix of funky jazz and gritty soul – put together with some really weird studio touches – including an uncredited male voice that comes in and out of the tracks, bad-rapping along with some very hip commentary. Ann Winley sings the female vocals on the set – often egged on by the dude – but the real charm of the record lies at the bottom – the wicked drums, funky basslines, and choppy instrumental bits that have gotten the set sampled plenty over the years. Titles include the classic "Smokin Cheeba Cheeba" alone, the groovy "Finger In It", a great breakbeat version of "Ain't No Sunshine" with a tenor solo by Willis Jackson, and the slow bluesy talking cut "Fed Up", a baaaad rap about a couple splitting up – done here in both vocal and instrumental versions. CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Neal HeftiBarefoot In The Park ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A work of true genius – and one of Hefti's most amazing soundtracks ever! Barefoot In The Park was written shortly before The Odd Couple – also for a Neal Simon film – and it's got a similar style of grooving to that more famous soundtrack, with two melodies working their way in together rhythmically, dancing around almost in counterpoint, but instead opening up the tunes in a really wild way. The main theme is tremendous – played in a number of versions, including one with some super-cool electric harpsichord – and even one number with vocals is pretty darn incredible. We love this one – and although short, it's a treasure throughout! Titles include "Barefoot In The Park", "Blues For Paul", "New Home Up A Stairs", "Nut On The Roof", and "Six Flights Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some splitting on the seams, with clear tape along the top seam.)

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Neal HeftiSex & The Single Girl ... LP
Warner, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A pretty darn groovy soundtrack – one of Neal Hefti's best of the 60s, and the score to a silly sex comedy that starred Natalie Wood and Tony Curtis! Fran Jeffries sings vocals on a few cuts – like "Sex & The Single Girl" and "Anniversary Song" – but the best tunes are the instrumentals, which mix together a lot of electric harpsichord (ala Odd Couple), a bit of flute, and which have a style that's in the mode of the best Quincy Jones or Henry Mancini scoring from the time! Titles include "Legs", "The Game", "Midnight Swim", "City Style", "I Must Know", and "I've Got Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonForesight ... LP
Milestone, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A nice Milestone two-fer collecting some our favorite Henderson material. The first album of this set pulls together tracks from The Kicker and Tetragon, two sets that are links between Henderson's earlier years at Blue Note and his later, freer work for Milestone – recorded in a style that's got plenty of Blue Note hardbop touches, yet also done with a sense of freedom that you'd never expect from that label! Joe's grooving in a straight, yet angular mode – working either in a sextet that include Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Louis Hayes or a quartet with Don Friedman, Ron Carter, and Jack DeJohnette – all in a mix of soulful, exotic, and slight Latin styles – a sound that's clearly influenced by the work of Horace Silver at times, but carried off beautifully by Joe in a bold, young tenor voice. The second LP, Power To The People is one of Joe Henderson's greatest albums ever – a real treasure from his electric years at Milestone Records, and a set that showed he really had a lot more to offer for the scene of the 70s! The sound here is an extension of what youhear on the first album – a style that's sometimes soaring, sometimes mellow – but always moving forward with a tremendously fluid approach to the tenor. Joe's sense of phrasing and timing is impeccable – quite subtle at times, with these dark notes that hang beautifully in air on the ballads – and some sharper-edged qualities that really burst out strongly on the more upbeat tunes. The group's a great one too – and features Herbie Hancock on both acoustic and electric piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus additional trumpet by Mike Lawrence on a couple tracks. 16 tracks in all, with ttles that include "Mamacita", "The Kicker", "Nardis", "Waltz For Zweetie", "The Bead Game", "Black Narcissus", "Isotope", "Afro-Centric", "Forsight & Afterthought", and "Power to The People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Hieroglyphics3rd Eye Vision (deluxe edition – with bonus track) ... LP
Hiero Imperium, 1998. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
The classic debut LP from the combined members of the legendary Hieroglyphics collective! For as long as individual members and like Del Tha Funky Homosapien and affiliated groups like Souls Of Mischief had been dominating discussions about Bay Area hip hop, you had to wonder how they'd rein it all in for the a consistent group effort, but it may be that veteran wisdom that makes it such a winning effort. Some of the tracks hew closer to the older Hiero sound introduced by Del and the Souls of Mischief on their classic first couple of LPs, and some of the tracks have a grittier late 90s feel – and it's a consistently strong effort to this day. Features Pep Love, Casual, Del, Tajai, Opio, A Plus and Domino on the mic – and production by Domino, A+, Toure, and J-Biz. Titles include "The Who", "After Dark", "Mics Of The Roundtable", "Off The Record", "You Never Knew", "All Things", "Oakland Blackouts" and more. Anniversary version includes the bonus track "Battle Of The Shadow". 23 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 20th Anniversary edition!)

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Richard Groove HolmesWelcome Home ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy set of soul jazz organ tracks that has Groove playing with a large-ish group that includes George Freeman, Tom Scott, Anthony Ortega, Wilton Felder, and Paul Humphrey. The set's not totally hard and funky, but it's got a nice soulful swinging groove, with a tight LA 60s sound to it. Includes a nice version of "Madison Time", plus "Groovin Time", "Oklahoma Toad", "Upward Bound", and "The Odd Couple". LP, Vinyl record album
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HoneydrippersImpeach The President/Roy C's Theme ... 7-inch
Funky Delicacies, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About June 26, 2020 (delayed)
A legendary couple tracks by The Honeydrippers on funky 45 – just as it should be! "Impeach The President" and "Roy C's Theme" are 2 of the best tracks ever by Roy C's Honeydrippers – and the former is one of THE all-time great breakbeats – a monstrous bit of funk that still sounds fantastic today! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael HurleyHi Fi Snock Uptown (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Raccoon/Future Days, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 14.99
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or in scarier waters at other points, with some country rock tinged jams and weirdo troubadour numbers. Titles include "Blue Driver", "Water Train", "The Sun Is Slowly Sinking", "I'm Worried, I'm Worried", "In Florida", "Lilly Pads Upon The Pond", "Trinidad" and more. CD
(Deluxe gatefold tip-on CD sleeve.)

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Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange)Queen & Slim ... CD
Domino, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Sublime soundtrack work from Devonte Hynes – an artist you might know under other sounds as Blood Orange, but who emerges here as a film score force to be reckoned with – creating these amazing tracks that are a balance between richness and subtle instrumentation! The film is fantastic (one of our favorites in years) – and Devonte's music is a key part of its creative success – carefully-chosen electric and acoustic elements, sometimes balanced with larger arrangements, but often done in a lean style that really fits the intimacy of the story. The string passages alone are completely captivating, and there's some haunting piano and keyboard elements that are wonderful too – on titles that include "Get Upstairs", "Slim's Horse", "What's Next", "A Couple Deer", "This Is A Safe Place", "Bed", and "Sneak Out". CD
Also available Queen & Slim ... LP 21.99

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Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange)Queen & Slim ... LP
Domino, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Sublime soundtrack work from Devonte Hynes – an artist you might know under other sounds as Blood Orange, but who emerges here as a film score force to be reckoned with – creating these amazing tracks that are a balance between richness and subtle instrumentation! The film is fantastic (one of our favorites in years) – and Devonte's music is a key part of its creative success – carefully-chosen electric and acoustic elements, sometimes balanced with larger arrangements, but often done in a lean style that really fits the intimacy of the story. The string passages alone are completely captivating, and there's some haunting piano and keyboard elements that are wonderful too – on titles that include "Get Upstairs", "Slim's Horse", "What's Next", "A Couple Deer", "This Is A Safe Place", "Bed", and "Sneak Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Queen & Slim ... CD 12.99

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". This first ever proper CD release is loaded with excellent bonus material – recordings from the same early-to-mid 60s period – 13 of them "You Got Me Where You Want Me", "Only Time Will Tell", "Pushover". "You Can't Talk To A Fool", "Would It Make Any Difference To You", "Pay Back", "Tomorrow Night", "I Can't Hold It Any More" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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Jedi Mind TricksLegacy Of Blood ... LP
Babygrande, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $13.99 24.98
Jedi Mind Tricks at pretty near peak level, with gruff and gritty Vinny Paz rhymes and production that pairs up hard hitting beats and oddly effective moodier production touches by Stoupe. Guests include Killah Priest and GZA on a couple of tracks, Sean Price and Des Devious. Tracks include "The Age Of Sacred Terror", "Scars Of The Crucifix", "Saviorself" feat Killah Priest, "On The Eve Of War feat GZA, "The Worst", "And So It Burns", "The Philosophy Of Horror" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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General JohnsonGenerally Speaking (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A great solo album by this member of Chairmen of the Board – done with some wicked Holland Dozier Holland production, at a level that almost makes Johnson sound heavier here than in his work with his more famous group! The vocals have that same sort of crazy pinched sound that he had with The Chairmen, and there's loads of great original tunes here – plus a few Chairmen numbers, thrown into the mix, in the way that things sometimes got repeated on the Invictus label. The grooves are nice and bouncy – and cuts include "God's Gift To Man", "Every Couple's Not A Pair", "I'll Never Get Tired Of You", "Mary Lou Thomas", and "My Credit Didn't Go Through". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jr & His SoulettesPsychodelic Sounds ... CD
Moore (Spain), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Raw organ funk & wah wah soul from siblings Jr & His Soulettes – led by guitarist/vocalist/big brother Harold Moore, Jr. backed by his younger sisters – all of whom range from 6 to 10-years-old! The groove is steeped in the rawest funky organ soul sound, with vocal and instrumentals, and a couple of seedy song titles, when you consider the youth of the performers – but the actual sound of those is far from offensive, and actually pretty sweet. A world away from the ultra professional slickness of the Jackson 5! Titles include "Thing, Do The Creep", "Momma, Love Tequilla", "Pimp", "Waw-Waw Rock", "Love From Above", "Flip Will", "Do Your Funky Thing", "Slow", "Kat-Walk", "Rock 'N Roll Santa", "Pop Junior Pop" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Klaus Johann GrobeSpagat Der Liebe ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2016. Sealed ... $19.99
The best yet from Klaus Johann Grobe! Here the German-language Swiss duo move into an aerier, slighty less angular vibe than on their first couple records – and it's wonderful stuff! Anchored by danceable rhythms and melodic vocals, Spagat Der Liebe finds them moving a bit beyond the more angular edges of their late 60s and 1970s Krautrock influences, with a sound that's lighter, but still very stimulating – build by vintage-sounding synth, tight bass grooves and drums – a bit reminiscient of classic Stereolab in mood, though they've got a distinct vibe overall. Includes "Ein Guter Tag", "Wo Sind", "Pure Fantasie", "Heut Abend Nur", "Geschichten Aus Erster Hand", "Ohne Mich", "Springen Wie Damals", the jazzy flute-flavored "Leibe Am Strand" and "Gedicht". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoWedding Album (Japanese pressing) ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the weirdest, most experimental albums ever from John Lennon and Yoko Ono – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the nature of their other music! The set's got a cover and title that might make you expect more conventional modes – after all, everyone is familiar with the concept of a wedding album – but instead, the whole thing's a wonderful freakout that almost makes "Revolution Number 9" from the White Album feel like a pop single! The record features two side-long tracks – each very open and almost like performance art – "John & Yoko", which features lots of analogue electronics, and the couple shouting each others' names in this way that's surprisingly moving – and "Amsterdam", which is a longer songform, with surprisingly beautiful vocals from Yoko! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, just in the gatefold cover with insert, without the box packaging. Cover has light wear.)

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Jeff LorberStep By Step ... CD
Arista, 1985. Used ... $11.99
Mid 80s keyboard fusion grooves from Jeff Lorber – his lean, synth jazzy soul groove in it's most crossover ready mode – taken to the next level by soulful lead vocalists on a number of tunes! The hit opener "Step By Step" is a standout, and a pretty tight example of how well some of the best of the players of the fusion movement could craft a mid 80s pop soul style tune as defining of the era as any of the time. The instrumentals are just as nice, and a little spacier and more adventurous. Singers include Audrey Wheeler, James Robinson & Gavin Christopher, with Jeff working on a range of synthesizers and guitar on a couple tunes. Other tracks include "Groovacious", "Every Woman Needs It", "On The Wild Side", "Best Part Of The Night", "It Takes A Woman" and "When You Gonna Come Back Home". CD
(Ouf of print mid 80s pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small set of initials in pen.)

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Los BrincosContrabando (with bonus tracks) ... CD
El (UK), 1968. Used ... $11.99
A really cool record from the late 60s Spanish rock scene – done with a pop-ready simplicity, but accented with some gritty, garage psych touches too! Contrabando features a newer line-up of the group, after Juan Pardo and Antonio "Junior" Morales left the group to for Juan Y Junior (who were replaced by a couple members of The Shakers) – and the group succeeds with a mix of UK and US rock influences (the album was recorded in London) – a little bit of Byrds in the vocals, some Kinks-y angst and some Beatles psychedelic pop – without compromising their Spanish style one bit, particularly with some brass in the arrangements and the mostly Spanish language vocals. A real gem! Includes "Lola", "Pequeno Pajaro", "El Pasaporte", "Rapidamente", "The Train", "Nadie Te Quiere Ya", "Contrabando", "Big Temptation", "Soy Como Quiero", "Nunca Cambiaras" and more. CD features loads of bonus tracks too – a whopping 26 titles in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lupe FiascoFood & Liquor ... CD
Atlantic, 2006. Used ... $4.99
The official full length debut from Lupe Fiasco – another wholly unique Chicago MC who's gotten the runaround from seemingly every major label in the biz – and a record that lives up to the long-building hype! Frankly, we were scared almost immediately when we heard the description "skate rap" applied to "Kick, Push" – only to find our fears unfounded. Lupe's only going to be himself – which is what makes him such a strong MC (other than the masterful breath control) – and that individualistic approach is proving to be Chicago's gift to mainstream hip hip. The Neptunes provide one of their best productions of the past couple years for "I Gotcha" – but the soundtracky productions by Soundtrakk (natch) are even better. Other tracks include "Real" feat Sara Green, "Just Might Be OK" feat Gemini, "Kick, Push", "The Instrumental" feat Jonah Matranga, "He Say She Say" feat Gemini & Sarah Green, "Sunshine", "Daydreamin'" feat Jill Scott, "The Cool" (produced by Kanye), "Hurt Me Soul", "Pressure" feat Jay-Z, "American Terrorist" feat Matthew Santos, "The Cool", "The Emperor's Soundtrack" and more! CD

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Herbie MannFlute Flight ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $16.99
Better than you might think – and a nice set of flute-oriented hardbop that has Herbie Mann playing next to Belgian flautist Bobby Jaspar! The pair of them trade off lines in a couple of long tracks that have that Prestige "blowin' session" feel to them, with lots of spare rhythm playing in the back that lets the soloists wander amply in the front – and Jaspar takes over on main flute duties on some other tracks too. Other players include Tommy Flanagan, Joe Puma, Eddie Costa, and Doug Watkins – and tracks include "Bo Do", "Solacium", "Flute Bass Blues", and "Flute Bob". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mariachi Brass with Chet BakerHats Off ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack Nitzsche, and George Tipton. And while it might be easy to dismiss the tunes as copycat sound-a-likes, they're really not – as Nitszche brings in a much fuller groove to most of the numbers than Herb Alpert ever did – more of a sunny LA pop feel that has the whole group really gliding along on bold waves of sound all topped off by Baker's horn – sounding stronger and more confident here than on many of his other recordings of the 60s! Some numbers have a Latin undercurrent while others lean towards mainstream pop – a style that's bolder than A&M's approach to Tijuana – and one that explodes with some youthful LA energies! 12 tracks in all, including "Happiness Is", "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)", "On The Street Where You Live", 'Armen's Theme", "You Baby" and "It's Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue & silver label pressing with deep groove, including the WP inner sleeve.)

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Milton MarshMonism ... LP
Strata East/Manufactured, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Rare spiritual jazz by reed player Milton Marsh – one of the harder-to-find albums on Strata East – and one of just a couple incredible records to Marsh's name! Obscurity aside, this is prime Strata East – with some sprawling moments in a larger band formation that go just far out enough, but an overall approach that's pretty inside, very much in the label's strong 70s soul jazz tradition. There's a pretty large cast of players in action, including some legendary ones like saxophonist David Ware, percussionist Greg Bandy, Cedric Lawson on piano and others. Titles include "Vonda's Tune", the incredible "Monism" with its spoken word excerpt from Hazrat Inayat Khan's Sufi Message, nicely read by Marsh himself over an amazing mix of soulful strings and tense interplay, plus "Metamorphosis", "Community Music", "Sabotage 3 Preparations" and "Ode to Nzinga". A lost masterpiece! LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A collection of sides cut in the early 60s by Wes for Riverside, collected later when the label was owned by ABC. There's a couple of cuts in a nice organ trio feature the great Mel Rhyne "Round Midnight" and "Yesterdays", plus several that feature his brothers Buddy and Monk or Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers. There's a total of 9 tracks, including "Love Walked In", "Darn That Dream", "The Lamp Is Low" and "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreRudy Ray Moore Zodiac Album ... CD
Comedian International/Dolemite, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
One of the best of the Rudy Ray Moore raunchy party albums from the 70s, and one that must be seen to be believed! The cover has "Rudy" standing nude with "The Madam" – but the man on the front really isn't Rudy, as you can plainly see that his face has been pasted over the image of another male model! Around this image, different Zodiac signs are interpreted by images of a couple making love in different positions! But if that's not enough, the album actually has a great long track called "The Sensuous Black Man Meets The Sensuous Black Woman", plus two shorter "Trips Through The Signs Of The Zodiac" by Rudy – one for men, and one for women! CD

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Jason MoranSoundtrack To Human Motion ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $6.99
A key moment as a leader from pianist Jason Moran – wonderfully fresh original material, played with a tight group of some of his best contemporaries! The album's one of the best in the new direction Blue Note was trying to take in the late 90s – as it's got a new musical vision, yet still hangs onto the soulful currents that always make the label so great – a quality that comes both from Moran's playing and writing, and from the vibes of Stefon Harris and reeds of Greg Osby. There's none of the too-arch elements that would hurt other Blue Note efforts of the time – and titles include "Still Moving", "Jamo Meets Samo", "Gangsterism On Canvas", "Snake Stance", "Le Tombeau De Couperin/States Of Art", "Retrograde", and "Aquanaut". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Soundtrack To Human Motion (75th anniversary edition) ... LP 11.99

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Jason MoranSoundtrack To Human Motion (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 19.98
A key moment as a leader from pianist Jason Moran – wonderfully fresh original material, played with a tight group of some of his best contemporaries! The album's one of the best in the new direction Blue Note was trying to take in the late 90s – as it's got a new musical vision, yet still hangs onto the soulful currents that always make the label so great – a quality that comes both from Moran's playing and writing, and from the vibes of Stefon Harris and reeds of Greg Osby. There's none of the too-arch elements that would hurt other Blue Note efforts of the time – and titles include "Still Moving", "Jamo Meets Samo", "Gangsterism On Canvas", "Snake Stance", "Le Tombeau De Couperin/States Of Art", "Retrograde", and "Aquanaut". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
Also available Soundtrack To Human Motion ... CD 6.99

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NdvisualWork ... CD
Community Service, 2003. Used ... $18.99
Southside Chicago's Ndvisual steps out with an independent full length – and it's another really strong set of straight up hip hop from the Chi! Work (Chicago's a city that's proud of its work ethic, as the title of this album and the defining intro testifies) comes with ample wordplay and solid beats – from a scene that just gets stronger and stronger! N is a pedigreed freestyler and battler, with a tough delivery and very natural affinity for on beat dynamics. We're not even shilling for our hometownies, either – this is the first recording we've heard from Ndivisual – but we're quite sure we'll be hearing a lot more in the next couple of years, and you probably will too! 13 main album cuts, plus a number of battle, freestyle, and live radio appearance bonus cuts: "Watchout!", "La Ultima Cancion", "12 O'Clock", "Jungle", "US", "Dawn OF Our Life", "Listo", "Tu Sangre", "In My Home", "City Sun" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Willie's finest hour! The Nashville establishment was as horrid in the 70s as it is today, with glitzy, soulless, committee-thought pop garbage ruling the scene – so Willie, who had ironically been a hit songwriter for a decade packed it up for Austin and churned out the spare, haunting and wholly unique Red Headed Stranger in a couple of days. The LP was a huge commercial and critical success, with everyone up to and including Miles Davis singing its praises. Red Headed Stranger didn't change the world the way its champions hoped – Nashville is still pretty much an aesthetic hell hole. But the record will live on forever, and it's a crucial addition to anyone's collection who cherishes pure individualistic music that was fortunate enough to find popular success. Titles include "I Couldn't Believe It Was True", "Red Headed Stranger", "Just As I Am", "Denver", "Remember Me", "Hands On The Wheel", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Demonstration stamp on the label. Cover has light wear, aging, and small initials in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Willie's finest hour! The Nashville establishment was as horrid in the 70s as it is today, with glitzy, soulless, committee-thought pop garbage ruling the scene – so Willie, who had ironically been a hit songwriter for a decade packed it up for Austin and churned out the spare, haunting and wholly unique Red Headed Stranger in a couple of days. The LP was a huge commercial and critical success, with everyone up to and including Miles Davis singing its praises. Red Headed Stranger didn't change the world the way its champions hoped – Nashville is still pretty much an aesthetic hell hole. But the record will live on forever, and it's a crucial addition to anyone's collection who cherishes pure individualistic music that was fortunate enough to find popular success. Titles include "I Couldn't Believe It Was True", "Red Headed Stranger", "Just As I Am", "Denver", "Remember Me", "Hands On The Wheel", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and much more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Red Headed Stranger ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Only ChildSolitaire ... CD
Grand Central (UK), 2003. Used ... $3.99
Justin Crawford's second full length under the Only Child moniker, veering from crisp popping club and house numbers to chilled and occasionally hip hop inflected downtempo, with vocals on a couple of cuts by Amp Fiddler, Kathy Brown, Niko or Veba and rhymes on "Memories" by Kriminul. 12 tracks of 21st century soul with a spare approach to production that still doesn't lack for warmth, including "U Bring Me Vibes", "Addicted", "Memories", "Show Me Love", "The U In Me" and "Find A Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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OutkastSouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The mid 90s instant classic! Outkast's debut set hem up as one of the most distinctive hip hop duos ever, right out of the gate, but it also helped to established the freewheeling, funky dirty south sound, thanks to genius Organized Noize production! The Outkast sound would get bigger and more wildly eclectic on the records to follow Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but the consistent, funky southern swagger on this one holds up incredibly well. It sounds fresh to this day! Includes breakout hit "Player's Ball", "Crumblin Erb", "Git Up, Git Out", "Claimin' True", "Funky Ride", "Soouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik", "Ain't No Thang", "CallOf Da Wild", "Hootie Hoo" and a couple of interludes. LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary pressing.)

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Lee Perry & OthersCutting Razor – Rare Cuts From The Black Ark ... CD
Heartbeat, 1970s. Used ... $16.99
Another Lee Perry collection? You bet! There's mountains and mountains of material out there, and this collection selects some choice bits from the fertile Black Ark period, when Perry and crew were in fine style! As you might expect, there's some overlap here with a couple of the other fine collections that are available, but this comp does have some nice previously unreleased bits, and it's put together in a way that really shines, playing great from top to bottom! 17 tracks: Junior Byles & The Versatiles "Cutting Razor", Time Unlimited "Staring" and "Judgement", Junior Murvin "Let's Fall In Love" and "Mister Craven", Lee Perry "What A Sin", The Heptones "Sufferer's Time", Max Romeo "One Step Forward", The Upsetters "Righteous Judgement" and "Walk The Streets", Leo Graham "Black Candle" and "Big Tongue Buster", The Bluebells "Come Along", U Roy & The Children "Yama Khy", Sons Of Light "Land Of Love", Sharon Isaacs "Feelings" and Evon Jones "4 And 20 Dreadlocks". CD
(Out of print.)

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Webb PierceGolden Favorites ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A fool-proof set of early sides Webb Pierce cut in his greatest years at Decca! Spans his earlier rough-hewn honky tonk numbers through his slightly brighter, but no less driving tunes of the first couple of years in the 60s. Greatness! Includes the amazing, George Jones-penned "Why Baby Why", "Honky Tonk Song", "Someday", "I'm Tired ", the great Jimmie Rodgers cut "Any Old Time", and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing with deep groove.)

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Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)Professionals ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
A masterful duo project from Madlib & Oh No – Madlib on the beats and younger brother Oh No on the mic, 2 independent hip hop heavies still riding a creative peak after a couple decades in the game! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most adventurous, trend-transcending producers in hip hop for such a long time, it'd be easy to take him for granted if he wasn't so unpredictable. That he's finally found something close to mainstream success thanks to his deservedly acclaimed work with Freddie Gibbs clearly hasn't diminished his work ethic, as he's firing on all cylinders here. Oh No is a dual threat, showing off dizzying production skills when duty calls, but freed up to focus solely on the rhymes here, he's at the top of his game on that front. Titles include "My House", "The Pros", "Payday", "Give N Take", "Buggin", "Timeless Treasure", "Away Too Long", "Tired Atlas", "Dishonored Valor". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Professionals (plus instrumentals) ... CD 8.99

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Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)Professionals (plus instrumentals) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.98
A masterful duo project from Madlib & Oh No – Madlib on the beats and younger brother Oh No on the mic, 2 independent hip hop heavies still riding a creative peak after a couple decades in the game! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most adventurous, trend-transcending producers in hip hop for such a long time, it'd be easy to take him for granted if he wasn't so unpredictable. That he's finally found something close to mainstream success thanks to his deservedly acclaimed work with Freddie Gibbs clearly hasn't diminished his work ethic, as he's firing on all cylinders here. Oh No is a dual threat, showing off dizzying production skills when duty calls, but freed up to focus solely on the rhymes here, he's at the top of his game on that front. Titles include "My House", "The Pros", "Payday", "Give N Take", "Buggin", "Timeless Treasure", "Away Too Long", "Tired Atlas", "Dishonored Valor". CD includes a bonus disc with the instrumentals! CD
(Includes a bonus CD with the instrumentals!)
Also available Professionals ... LP 23.99

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Dave RaySnaker's Here! ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A mid 1960s recording from Dave Ray, a white blues singer and blues guitar player. He accompanies himself on a 12 string guitar and Tony Glover plays mouth harp on a couple of the songs. The songs are very much in the tradition of Lead Belly and Robert Johnson and they are surprisingly good. There are a couple of Ray originals, "Need My Help Someday" and "Go My Bail" but the rest are mainly blues covers and they include "Julie & Johnson", "Bull Frog Blues", "Saddle Up My Pony", "Broke Down Engine", "Rambling On My Mind", and "Blind Lemon". CD

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Markus RutzBlueprints Figure One – Frameworks ... CD
Origin, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
Heartfelt yet exciting work from Chicago trumpeter Markus Rutz – heavy on originals, but with some distinctive takes on classics by Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker and another couple of covers – showing love and appreciation for his influences in music and life in general with a wonderful volume of jazz, covering a lot of stylistic terrain while keeping it cohesive and close to home. Markus has a great knack for project driven jazz without getting bogged down in concept album cliche or overworked plotting – his previous showing strong ties to his Chicago and Illinois roots, this one paying homage to family and mentors, in timeless musical form. Players include Brice Winston, Adrian Ruiz, Matt Gold, Marcos Varela, Xavier Breaker, Marcus Evans and Heitor Garcia. Includes "The Compass", "The Musicianer", "Gusto, As In Mucho", "Limbo", "September In The Rain", "Syndrome", "Shipmates", "and "Segment". CD

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Bob Seger System2+2=?/Ivory ... 7-inch
Third Man, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $5.99
A monster couple tracks by The Bob Seger System – from long before Bob become a road weary superstar, working in the late 60s with a pummeling mix of garage rock and real love for gritty Detroit soul! "2+2=?" is a trudging, sort of anti-war song with massive drums and the bass loud in the mix, and Bob had a lot of that great, gravelly grit in his voice even at this young age! "Ivory" a bit more of a rocker's nod to raw soul, again with a killer bass groove, this one with heavy organ, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shel SilversteinHairy Jazz ... CD
Elektra/Water, 1959. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Hairy Jazz indeed – an unkempt beast of a jazzy batch of tunes by the inimitable Shel Silverstein – cut in Chicago with a group dubbed the Red Onions! Shel & the boys take on vocal jazz standards of the day for this late 50s set – and only a couple of Shel originals. You wouldn't think that one of the great idiosyncratic songwriters of the past 50 years, with a gruff voice, to boot, would pull it off so well. But Shel's exuberant personality is perfectly matched by boozy, New Orleansy jazz backing – and if it sounds like a 3AM drunken party, that's because it very likely was one. This is Shel's first LP cut, we think, around the time he was working as cartoonist for Playboy – and it's wild and wonderful!!! Titles include "I'm Satisfied With My Girl", "Go Back Where You Got It Last Night", "Broken Down Mama", "I Kitchen Man", "Sister Kate", "Pass Me By", "Ragged But Right" and more. CD

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SkatalitesSkatalite (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About April 6, 2020 (delayed)
A great late 60s Treasure Isle LP of some the early period Jamaican ska recordings by The Skatalites – featuirng the Don Drummond, Tommy McCook and Roland Alfonso line-up! Includes a couple of soulful numbers with Stranger Cole, but primarily built on those benchmark Skatalites instrumentals in their early glory! Includes "Yard Broom", "Carry-Go-Bring-Come", "Twelve Minutes To Go", "Magic", "Strolling In", "Dan-De-Lion", "Apanga", "Eastern Standard Time", "Musical Store Room", "River Bank", "Rough & Tough" with Stranger Cole and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Soft MachineHarvest Albums 1975 to 1978 (Bundles/Softs/Alive & Well) (3CD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
Soft Machine's great couple of studio LPs and their live album for Harvest Records – Bundles, Softs and Alive & Well Recorded In Paris – a nice little 3CD box set! Bundles is the first non-numbered Soft Machine LP, and a record that finds the group moving into electric Miles influenced jazz rock, perhaps more profoundly than ever before. Really cool stuff, especially if you like some electric jazz grooving in your space rock! Allan Holdsworth's guitar is dizzying, with Karl Jenkin's piano and disparate other instrumentation (oboe & soprano sax) holding together a set that he composed much of, plus Mike Rattledge's keys and synths adding spacey touches. Includes Hazard (Pts 1-5), "Gone Sailing", "Bundles", "The Floating World", "Four Gongs Two Drums" and more. Softs has a moody, melodic keyboard, synth & piano led sound – a '76 effort from a period with Karl Jenkins was largely at the wheel! Jenkins composed most of the material, and his piano, electric keys, string and Mini Moog are prominent features – but Soft Machine still brings the spacey rock, with heavy drums, bass grooves and unhinged guitar solos. Titles include "Aubade", "Tale Of The Taliesin", "Song Of Aeolus", "Second Bundle", "Nexus", "One Over The Eight", "Etika" and more. Last up is a live set recorded in Paris in 1977 – with the period Soft Machine players including John Marshall on drums and percussion, Karl Jenkins on piano and keyboards, John Etheridge on guitars, Rick Sanders on violin, and Steve Cook on bass bring doing their inimitable thing on "The Nodder", "White Kite", "Eos", "Odds Bullets & Blades", and "Song Of The Sunbird" and more. CD

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Sonny & CherLook At Us/Wondrous World/In Case You're In Love (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99
A huge amount of music from Sonny & Cher – a set that not only includes three full albums, but also every one of their singles for Atco Records too! First up is Look At Us – a fantastic moment in 60s pop – and the record that forever launched the duo of Sonny & Cher upon the world – a completely charming, if also mismatched couple whose work together is completely fantastic! Sonny had been bumping around the LA music scene for years by the time of this record – but when he found the young Cher, the pair instantly clicked – with a chemistry that's so different than so many other male/female duos of the time – partly because of the difference in their voices, but also because of the way that each of them remain completely individual, even while singing together. Titles include the massive worldwide hit "I Got You Babe", plus versions of "Then He Kissed Me", "The Letter", and "Let It Be Me". The real treat, though, is the material by Sonny – including the tunes "It's Gonna Rain", "Just You", and "Sing C'Est La Vie". On Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher, it seems as if the pair can completely transform anything they touch with their talents! The tunes here are a mix of older numbers and a few originals by Sonny – arranged and produced by the man himself, and given an extra dose of soul, thanks to musical backings from Harold Battiste – who finds the sort of balance that also allowed these early records to cross over to an R&B market too. The vocals are wonderful – sometimes together, sometimes trading lines or choruses, on titles that include "I Look For You", "Tell Him", "I'm Leaving It All Up To You", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Set Me Free", "Leave Me Be", "Laugh At Me", and "Turn Around". On In Case You're In Love, Sonny & Cher are singing with this perfect sense of complement that few other vocal duos of the 60s could ever hope to match! They hardly need harmony at all – and could never have it, either – given all the "nose" in Sonny's style – but that separation is what really makes the charm of the pair – guy/girl, young/old, perfect/imperfect – coming together with a set of very groovy tunes, all arranged and produced by Sonny – and given a nice bounce in the backings by Harold Battiste! The set features their classic "The Beat Goes On" – plus lots more Sonny originals, including "Monday", "Podunk", "Little Man", "Living For You", and "Love Don't Come". 3CD package also features 17 more bonus tracks from Atco singles – both a-sides and b-sides – with tunes that include "Plastic Man", "Good Times", "Love Is Strange", "Baby Don't Go", "A Beautiful Story", "Have I Stayed Too Long", "It's The Little Things", "Hold You Tighter", "Good Combination", "You Gotta Have A Thing Of Your Own", "You're A Friend Of Mine", "Circus", and "It's The Little Things" – most originals by Sonny! CD

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $2.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". CD
Also available Born In The USA ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good ... $8.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Born In The USA ... CD 2.99

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Talib KweliEardrum ... CD
Blacksmith/Warner, 2007. Used ... $1.99
Kweli's debut for Warner Bros, via his own Blacksmith label – and his best work in years – back in top form after a waning couple of years on Rawkus/Interscope! Kweli laid some dynamite in the underground in the first half of the 00s letting us know he still had it even if the LPs were hit & miss, and if Eardrum isn't perfect (and a bit heavy with guest appearances), he's still dropping impossible verses over over tight production – by Madlib, Just Blaze, Pete Rock and others! A very strong set from veteran who still might have his best work ahead of him. Includes "Everything Man", "My Weather Report", Hostile Gospel", "Say Something" with Jean Grae, "Country Cousins" feat UGK & Raheem Devaughn, "Holy Moly", "Eat To Live", "Stay Around", "The Perfect Beat" feat KRS One, and more, plus the bonus tracks "Go With Us" feat Strong Arm Steady, "Hostile Gospel Pt 2" feat Sizzla and "The Nature" featuring same kid named Justin Timberlake (never heard of him). CD

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ThemTime Out! Time In For Them! ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
A nice reissue of this late 60s compilation of highlights from the first couple (and best) albums by Them – the British (by way of Belfast) psych soul powerhouses that managed to snap down on West Coast psychedelia, hard soul, and adventurous guitar driven pop in a single bound! The original 11 LP tracks are here, including "Time Out For Time In", "She Put A Hex On You", "Bent Over You", "Waltz Of The Flies", "Black Widow Spider", "Market Place", "Young Woman", "But It's Alright" and more. The real highlight, though is the wealth of bonus tracks and rare single versions of the tunes: "Square Room", "Dirty Old Man", "Corinna", "Dark In The Shadows", and others. 19 tracks in all, with nice fold out notes and photos, too! CD

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Peter ToshBush Doctor ... CD
Trojan, 1978. Used ... $4.99
During the mid 70s, a number of major label rock stars had their dalliance with reggae, and after inviting him to tour with them, the Stones decided to start releasing Peter Tosh's LPs. This record was the first of Tosh's released by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger on their Rolling Stones label and they guest on a couple of tracks. Despite their presence, the album is a fairly solid roots effort, if a bit uneven, though not quite as radical or grooving as Equal Rights or Legalize It. Tracks include "Pick Myself Up", "Soon Come", "Moses The Prophets", "Stand Firm", "Dem Ha Fe Get A Beaten", and "Creation". CD
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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... $4.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. CD
(In the original 3D lenticular jewel case.)
Also available Beats, Rhymes & Life ... LP 27.99

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Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtIn The Beginning (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A heck of a discovery – early recordings Townes Van Zandt cut in mid 60s Nashville – a couple of years before his official solo debut, and a soul shakingly beautiful mix of his country folk blues storytelling and some more rollicking numbers that work exceptionally well! One of the things that's most striking about it is how wise and knowing his songs and his voice are this early in his game, with the more intimate voice and guitar numbers sounding great. The few songs with busier instumentation work, too, and that's even more surprising give the Townes loner folk ouvre. We didn't think there could be much Townes left unreleased, especially of this quality! Titles include "Black Widow Blues", "Maryetta's Song", "Hunger Child Blues", "Black Jack Mama", "When Your Dream Never Dies", "Big Country Blues", "Gypsy Friday", "Colorado Blues", "Black Crow Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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