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Larry Rose BandJupiter Effect ... CD
Crossroad/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul – or maybe electric jazz with vocals – and although Larry hails from the US, the whole thing was recorded in Holland – which maybe gives it a bit of a tie to some of the warmer European fusion modes of the period! Production is nice and lean – never too slick or commercial, which means that even some of the more AOR-styled moments come off with a down-home vibe – and all titles are originals by members of the group. Tracks include "Nana", "Blues Are Dyin", "Who Conned The Lady", "Oregon", "Luciana", "The Sand", and "Papa". CD
Also available Jupiter Effect ... LP 24.99

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Larry Rose BandJupiter Effect ... LP
Crossroad/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul – or maybe electric jazz with vocals – and although Larry hails from the US, the whole thing was recorded in Holland – which maybe gives it a bit of a tie to some of the warmer European fusion modes of the period! Production is nice and lean – never too slick or commercial, which means that even some of the more AOR-styled moments come off with a down-home vibe – and all titles are originals by members of the group. Tracks include "Nana", "Blues Are Dyin", "Who Conned The Lady", "Oregon", "Luciana", "The Sand", and "Papa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jupiter Effect ... CD 14.99
 
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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyE 1999 Eternal – Ph#!kin Clean Version ... LP
Ruthless, 1995. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With "1st Of Tha Month" and "Crossroad", plus "East 1999", "Eternal", "Crept And We Came", "Buddah Lovaz", "Mr Oija 2" and "Mo' Murda". 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a plain sleeve.)
 
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✨✧ Sonny CrissAt the Crossroads (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Peacock (Japan), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful Japanese reissue of this obscure 1959 session recorded by Sonny Criss, one of our favorite alto players of all time. Criss recorded this album in Chicago, and it's one of the only jazz records ever on the Peacock label, which put out mostly gospel and blues. The style of the record is more relaxed than his mid 50's bop recordings, which tend to be a bit frenetic sometimes, and Criss solos with a maturity that approaches his classic Prestige recordings of the late 60's. he's joined by Joe Scott on piano, and the Chicago rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins, both fresh from the MJT+3. Great tone, warm solos, and a nice vibe throughout. Tracks include "You Don't Know", "Butts Delight", "Softly", and "Sylvia". CD
(Out of print, and with the original plastic outer slipcover. Back of artwork has a small "sample" sticker.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions (Jazz USA/Go Man/Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter – plus At The Crossroads) ... CD
Imperial/Phono (Spain), 1956/1959. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD
(Still sealed!)

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Albert AylerNew Grass ... LP
Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring backing by "the Soul Singers" – at others, he plays solo, with some of the most plaintive tones he ever laid down on wax! The record features an incredibly haunting "Message From Albert", plus the tracks "New Generation", "Sun Watcher", "New Ghosts", and "Free At Last". Completely fascinating, and a record that really makes you wonder what would have happened had he not died a mysterious young death! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSuper Bad ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the bottom to James' on-fire vocals on the top – heard beautifully on the extended 10 minute version of the title cut "Super Bad" – which rolls through parts 1, 2, and 3 of the song! The album also includes another 10 minute funky cut – "Giving Out of Juice" – plus the classic "A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads", and three mellower ballads, but even they end up sounding kind of hip! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of Bobby D's albums from his confused period in the mid 60s! Sounds sort of goofy, but it actually works, thanks to some swinging arrangements by Roger Kellaway, and the pep and zip of the score. Plus, the cover's got Bobby leaning on a push me-pull me, with a doctor's bag and a big stovepipe hat. Titles include "At The Crossroads", "I Think I Like You", "Fabulous Places", "Talk To The Animals", "After Today", and "My Friend The Doctor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Elephant's MemoryElephant's Memory (1969 – Buddah) ... CD
Buddah/Intermusic (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $7.99
A pretty wild set from Elephants Memory – one that's as trippy as you'd guess from the group's image on the cover – and equally collaborative too! There's a strong mix of male and female vocals here – over guitar and rhythms that move effortlessly between blues rock and psych – all with a pretty loose, freewheeling sense of production – but enough tightness to make some of the chorus moments snap out nicely! Wes Farrell produced, but seems to really let the band do their thing – and in addition to songs written by group members Stan Bronstein, Michal Shapiro, and Richard Sussman – there also seems to be some song contributions from Tony Visconti too. Titles include "Hot Dog Man", "Talkin A Walk", "RIP", "Jungle Gym At The Zoo", "Don't Put Me On Trial No More", "Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones", "Band Of Love", and "Brief Encounter". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Elmore JamesElmore James – Special Blues Series ... LP
Bell, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A 60s album that reissues Elmore James' excellent Sky Is Crying album for Sphere Sound – raw blues in the style you'd expect from this legendary bluesman. The set was recorded shortly before he passed – and titles include "Dust My Broom", "Sky Is Crying", "Standing At The Crossroads", "Rollin & Tumblin", and "One Way Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway. Titlesinclude "Don't Escape", "You Go Go You Go Home", "Wrong Curfew Walk", "Our Heritage (Sengadebon)", "Take The Guitar Out", "Boys Town", "Deadea (edit)", and "Mali Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 20.98
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway. Titlesinclude "Don't Escape", "You Go Go You Go Home", "Wrong Curfew Walk", "Our Heritage (Sengadebon)", "Take The Guitar Out", "Boys Town", "Deadea (edit)", and "Mali Feeling" – plus the CD bonus tracks "Hey Brother" and"Kapingbdi". CD
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP 24.99

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Alexis KornerComplete Warner Brothers Recordings (Bootleg Him/Accidentally Borne In New Orleans) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
A pair of early 70s albums from the mighty Alexis Korner – back to back in a single set! First up is Bootleg Him – a record with a strange mix of elements on the outside – a confusing title, a proggy-cover image – but one that's got a sound that's a perfect maturation of the fantastic sound of Alexis Korner in the 60s! Korner's one of the overlooked heroes in British music – a strong devotee of American blues, and maybe so much so that sounds more like his inspirations than most – but never in a slavish way, as Alexis is always able to full absorb the sound, and make you feel like it's coming from his own deep soul – and over the years, he really shifted things in these slight, but powerful ways – making his music a huge influence on a big generation of UK rock acts to come. Here, the double-length set is almost a "thanks back" affair – as Korner records with a huge all-star array that includes folks like Robert Plant, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Ginger Baker, Graham Bond, Lol Coxhill, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ray Warleigh, Harry Beckett, and many more – a fantastic crossroads of all that's hip in British rock, blues, and jazz at the start of the 70s. Titles include "I Got A Woman", "Rockin", "She Foold Me", "I Wonder Who", "Dee", "Love Is Gonna Go", "Clay House Inn", "Evil Hearted Woman", "Mighty Mighty", "Sunrise", and "Hellhound On My Tail". Accidentally Borne In New Orleans (title correct, by the way!) is a record that really has Alexis Korner stretching out from the straighter blues of his 60s material – using his fantastic style on a set of tunes that show as much New Orleans influence as you might guess from the title – but also an evolved British roots rock quality too! The group is very interesting – relatively lean, and with loads of saxophone solos from Mel Collins – the reedman who made some early 70s King Crimson albums so great – plus second guitar from Peter Thorup, who also adds a bit of slide, and makes for a strongly guitar-based groove amidst some of the slightly funky rhythms. Titles include "Gospel Ship", "Lo & Behold", "County Shoes", "Don't Change On Me", "Rock Me", and "Sweet Sympathy". CD

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Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverThank God ... CD
Crossroads, 2003. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Inner pages of the booklet have some pen.)

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Yaseen MohamedYaseen & Party ... LP
Mzuri/Afro 7 (Finland), 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Yaseen Mohamed doesn't look like a party animal on the cover – but he really makes some fantastic music with his group – in this unusual blend of percussion, vocals, and cool thin keyboard lines on an unusual 60s instrument! The group also recorded under the name Mac & Party, but at a level that was equally obscure to our western ears – as these tracks were all issued as vintage singles in Mombasa, and have a sound that really illustrates that city's cultural crossroads in the East African scene! Vocals are in Swahili, and the instrumentation often has more of a Mid-East vibe than more familiar African modes of the period – especially when Yaseen works out these cool keyboard lines, sometimes on a tashikoto, sometimes on a Clavioline. Titles include "Uwa", "Tufate", "Nimepata Mweana", "Ndoto", "Mahaba Masikini", "Lala Mpenzi", "Mwana Na Kibarua", and "Haki Yoko". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – includes download!)

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MountainFlowers Of Evil ... LP
Windfall, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A searing standout from Mountain – a studio album, but one that also really captures some of the freewheeling energy that made the group such a great live act at the time – especially given that the studio sessions here are mixed with a bit of improvisation from a live concert too! The double-headed team of Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi are very firmly in charge – the latter with loads of heavy bass, the former with that fuzzy guitar that mixes so well with the heavy drums of the group and titles include "Flowers Of Evil", "King's Chorale", "One Last Cold Kiss", "Crossroader", and "Pride & Passion" – plus a long improvisation that blends together "Dream Sequence Guitar Solo/Roll Over Beethoven/Dreams Of Milk & Honey/Variations/Swan Theme" – and a live take on their classic "Mississippi Queen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some marker. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ MountainMountain Live ... CD
Windfall/Wounded Bird, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mountain may be a rock group – and a heavy one at that – but they've also earned plenty of nods from DJs and crate-diggers over the years – thanks to their fierce, funky work on this classic live album from the 70s! You'd be amazed at how many times we turn up this record in collections of soul and funk – and for good reason, as the drums on the leadoff track "Long Red" are stunning right from the start – one of the early blueprints for a new generation of hip hop samples, and a great bit of funk on its own! Plus, the Leslie West/Felix Pappalardi team that drives the record has had more than a few forays into soul – as you'll hear on West's choppy guitar work, and the white boy soul qualities of the vocals. In addition to "Long Red", other great cuts include "Crossroader", "Nantucket Sleighride", and "Waiting To Take You Away". CD

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New York Rock & Roll EnsembleReflections – Music Composed By Manos Hadjidakis ... LP
Atco, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Quite possibly the most interesting album ever from the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble – a set done in close collaboration with Greek soundtrack maestro Manos Hadjidakis! The tunes are all penned by Hadjidakis, and they're performed by the group in an ambitious mode that has more than a few echoes of their Balkan heritage – bits of oboe, cello, and guitar used in ways that have a distinctly Greek-sounding flavor – supported by more conventional rock-styled rhythms that still manage to have a quality that's a bit more majestic than just regular small group rocking! Vocals are all in English, penned by members of the band on top of Hadjidakis' compositions – and the album's a great crossroads between 60s psyche and soundtrack genres. Titles include "Dedication", "The Day", "Love Her", "Dance Of The Dogs", "Kemal", "Orpheus", "Noble Dame", and "Better Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vache SharafyanOn The Fortieth Day – Chamber Works For Strings & Armenian Folk Instruments – Komitas Quartet/Sharafyan/Vardanyan/Dabaghyan/Darbinyan ... CD
Traditional Crossroads, 2002. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase, mark through barcode.)

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 5 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A long-overdue entry in this amazing series – a set of music that's gone on to be a genre unto itself, and which stands as a tribute to the song-picking genius of the great Dave Godin! The music here is a really special breed of soul – sounds that start out in the heart-worn style of southern work of the 60s, but which also expand to encompass other modes of very expressive singers – music that definitely lives up to the "deep" in the deep soul title! Godin's been gone from the planet for a number of years, but the set list is based on suggestions he had when compiling the earlier versions of the famous series – and Dave lives again in the notes, which include an interview with the soul music expert by Jon Savage. But even without the words, the music is more than enough – on titles that include "Without Love" by Ronnie Taylor, "Where Is The Party" by Helena Ferguson, "Dead" by Carolyn Sullivan, "Who Knows" by Soul City, "I Will" by Lattimore Brown, "Right Here Is Where You Belong" by Jerry Washington, "Can't Last Much Longer" by Betty Harris, "Standing At The Crossroads" by Eddie & Ernie, "What Can I Do Without You" by Linda Jones, "It's Too Late For Tears" by Rene Bailey, and "All I Want Is You" by Zilla Mayes. CD

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VariousJambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed with a thriving economy for most of the 20th Century, which led to countless clubs and other entertainment venues – and the development of some unique Afro-Brazilian strands that were created from the city's criss-crossing of cultures! Almost all the tracks here are highly percussive – tight and fast, with the kind of energy you might hear in a batucada jam, but fused into a smaller combo mode – delivered in styles that came to be known as siria, carimbo, and lambada – the last of which is the earlier, better version, and not the trashy pop take that was forced on the global market at the end of the 80s. As always with Analog Africa, the package is way more than just a compilation of music – as the notes are fantastic, and get at the rich history and culture – with a 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and other images. A stone winner all the way through, and one of the most ear-opening compilations we've heard in awhile – with titles that include "Vamos Farrear" by Pinduca, "Carimbo Da Pimenta" by Messias Holanda", "A Misturada" by Os Muiraquitans, "Praia Do Algodoal" by Os Quentes De Terra Alta, "Lundun Da Yaya" by Grupo Da Pesada, "Maruda" by O Conjunto De Orlando Pereira, "Xango" by Magalhaes E Sua Guitarra, "Lambada Da Baleia" by Viera E Su Conjunto, "Meu Barquinho" by Janjao, and "Mambo Assanhado" by Verequete E O Conjunto Uirapuru. CD

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VariousJamiila – Songs From A Somali City ... LP
Original Music/Take It Acid Is, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 23.98
A set of recordings made in the Somali city of Baraawe, which is a bit south of Mogadishu – all done in the late 80s, but with a quality that sounds far more timeless and ancient! The instrumentation is all acoustic – mostly vocals and a single stringed instrument – used in ways that reflect the Somali crossroads of Islamic styles and some other North African modes, but with an other-worldly vibe that's all its own! Imagine some of the more familiar Ethiopian styles of the time, but stripped-down to their core, and recorded in a much rootsier style – and you'll get part of the idea of this set. A few tunes use organ, but in this thin, almost reed-like way – and titles include "Muumina", "Ma Korto", "Laac", "Dakhtar", "Jamiila", and "Siina Miiri". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $31.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD 19.99

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VariousNew Brazilian Music – Pernambuco ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful overview of the rich strands of music that have been coming out of Brazil's Pernambuco region in recent years – a brilliant criss-crossing of styles that's some of the freshest new work we've heard in a while! Pernambuco is somewhat free from the confines of the bigger cities, and is a virtual crossroads of cultures in the north of Brazil – a place where older rhythms and instrumentation come into play with styles borrowed from Europe and Africa – not just old and acoustic, but new and electronic as well! Tracks on the set are highly rhythmic and extremely striking – rootsy one minute, but freshly modern the next. And although a few names here will be familiar to those interested in modern Brazilian music, there's some even more surprising lesser-known artists on the set! Titles include "Anum Azul" by Isaar, "Cordao De Prata" by Selma Do Coco, "Balao Azul" by Banda De Pifanos De Caruaru, "Poneteio Acutilado" by Antonio Nobrega, "Anjos Do Asfalto" by Otto, "Trancelim De Marfim" by DJ Dolores, "Blunt Of Judah" by Nacao Zumbi, "Fuloresta Do Samba" by Siba, "A Ponte" by Lenine, "A Missa" by Mombojo, and "Alice Williams" by Mundo Livra SA. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
King, 1971. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the bottom to James' on-fire vocals on the top – heard beautifully on the extended 10 minute version of the title cut "Super Bad" – which rolls through parts 1, 2, and 3 of the song! The album also includes another 10 minute funky cut – "Giving Out of Juice" – plus the classic "A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads", and three mellower ballads, but even they end up sounding kind of hip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and mostly split bottom seam.)
Also available Super Bad ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (20 bit remaster – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you've ever doubted the brilliance of Hawk, this is the record to change your mind. The rest of the group is equally great – with Ray Copeland on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – all coming together with Monk to craft a perfect set of tunes that are virtually the definition of "modern jazz". Titles include "Abide With Me", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule With Nellie", and "Epistrophy". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousMy Goodness Yes – Soul Treasures From The Silver Fox Label ... LP
Silver Fox/Sundazed, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of work from Silver Fox Records – one of the coolest indie labels in the south at the end of the 60s, part of the Nashville-based SSS empire, and poised at a really unique crossroads of soul! Silver Fox was always a bit funkier than SSS – and often had a groove that brought deep soul vocals into play with tighter funky backings – in a way that took the already hard-burning southern sound of the time, and managed to cook it up a few notches! Silver Fox mostly only issued singles, and apart from a few key hits, a big part of the label's output has never been properly reissued – nor properly remembered – but as usual, Sundazed have gone out of their way to really present the material right. Titles include "Do Your Duty" and "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" by Betty Lavette, "Motor City Funk (part 1)" by Bright Lights, "Poppin Popcorn" by South Street Soul Guitars, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Hank Ballard, "You Shakin Things Up" and "You See Me" by Robert Parker, "So Deep In Love" by Eddie Giles,"Love Em & Leave Em" and "Yes My Goodness Yes" by Willie Hobbs, "You Got To Pay The Price" by Gloria Taylor, and "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Reuben Bell. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSwinging London – A Trunk Full Of 60s Pop Exotica – The Accidental Genius Of Saga Records ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ultra groovy moddish tunes from swinging London – catchy late 60s grooves from the deepest darkest corner of the vaults of the Saga Records! Saga's bread and butter was budget line compilations that generally steered clear of the hip sounds of the time, at least to a point – but by the late 60s found a niche in the groovy, spiraling sounds of the swinging London era! The tracks by a host of unknowns are pretty wonderful – bouncing little exploitative gems that run from psych pop freakouts to chiming poppy gems! Titles include "Swingin' London Scene" by First Impression, "Five Day Week Straw People" by Five Day Week Straw People, "That's The Life" by Good Earth, "Quite Fast" by Dave Moses Group, "New Man" by Magical Mixture, "She" by Blackbirds, "Someone Is Calling Your Name" by Family Affair, "Crossroads" by Graham Walker Sound, "Shake 26" by Underground Set, "Moon Beams" by Magical Mixture and more! 25 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerNew Grass (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring backing by "the Soul Singers" – at others, he plays solo, with some of the most plaintive tones he ever laid down on wax! The record features an incredibly haunting "Message From Albert", plus the tracks "New Generation", "Sun Watcher", "New Ghosts", and "Free At Last". Completely fascinating, and a record that really makes you wonder what would have happened had he not died a mysterious young death! LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing limited to just 200 copies worldwide!)
Also available New Grass ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Elmore JamesSky Is Crying – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Fire/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of late work from Elmore James – a 3CD set that brings together all of his famous material for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records, plus rare alternate takes, and some unusual bonus material as well! James passed away right after this work was recorded, but he's really on fire here – playing with a guitar style that's raw, raspy, and maybe even more breathtaking than some of his other early 60s electric contemporaries – still singing with his voice in the lead on most numbers, but maybe almost letting his instrument sing even more strongly too! The production is great – lots of sock-soul arrangements that really pack a punch – and which really make us wonder what Elmore might have done, had he lasted through the 60s. 3CD set features 54 tracks in all – with titles that include "One Way Out", "Person To Person", "Look On Yonder Wall", "Up Jumped Elmore", "Pickin The Blues", "Rollin & Tumblin", "The Sky Is Crying", "Bleeding Heart", "It Hurts Me Too", "You Know You're Wrong", "Sunnyland", "Mean Mistreatin Mama", "Done Somebody Wrong", "Bobby's Rock", "Dust My Broom", "She's Got To Go", "Standing At The Crossroads", "I Gotta Go Now", and "Stranger Blues". CD

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✨✧ VariousDJ Spinna Presents The Sound Beyond Stars – Essential Remixes ... CD
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The mighty DJ Spinna has a way of making already-great music sound even greater – by using just the right sort of soulful touch to augment subtle elements in the original tunes that might have otherwise gone overlooked – to unlock a richer, more righteous energy that really serves the tunes well! And while we've loved Spinna's remix work on countless singles over the years, we're even happier to hear it all in one place like this – in a nicely overstuffed collection that has so many great Spinna touches, it could well be a Spinna album on its own – especially since the DJ always has such a warmly collaborative relationship with so many different artists. Tracks include "Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah club)" by Shaun Escoffery, "Live In The Light (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Fertile Ground, "Moonlight (DJ Spinna Galacti Soul voc)" by Bah Samba, "Dirty Mind (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Animal House, "Dear Friend (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Loftsoul with Lisa Millet, "Crossroads (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Alison Crockett, "Closer (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Goapele, "A Better Day (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Louie Vega with Raul Midon, "Why (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Tortured Soul, "I Remember Love (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Yvett Rovira, and "Rideaway Getaway (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Agent K with Carleen Anderson. CD

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✨✧ VariousWe Out Here ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the avant jazz of London improvisers, nor the electric sounds of the broken beat world, or retro funk of another scene – but fantastic acoustic jazz that at one level brings back deeper spiritual sounds from generations back, but at another flings forward its sounds with inspiration that will be setting the standard for years to come. We've only had a few of these artists on record before, and together they work beautifully as a strong new proclamation of talent – on titles that include "Once" by Nubya Garcia, "Inside The Acorn" by Maisha, "Pure Shade" by Ezra Collective, "The Balance" by Moses Boyd, "Brockley" by Theon Cross, "Walls" by Triforce, "Black Skin Black Masks" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Go See" by Joe Armon Jones, and "Abusey Junction" by Kokoroko. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRockin Rhythm & Blues From Memphis Vol 2 ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent assortment of rare soul from 60s Memphis – most of it from the great House Of The Blues label – an early contemporary of Stax Records, and almost a precursor to the later soul sound of Hi Records too – given that Willie Mitchell features in a fair bit of the singles collected on this set! The style's nice and raw – definitely with the R&B elements promised in the title, but already more directed to the soul styles that Memphis would pioneer in the 60s – especially at the level in which the city was at such a unique crossroads of the south! Rural blues elements get electrified, and folded into a mix of both solo and group styles, sometimes with an early current of funk – in a smashing set of 21 tracks that includes "I Believe To My Soul" by Bill Yates, "Search No More" by Jimmy Dotson, "Thirty Five Thirty" by Willie Mitchell, "Soul House" by Ed Pauling & The Exciters, "No Fooling Around" by Del Monte, "Good Grip" by Daddy Goodloe, "Sooner Or Later" by Larry Birdsong, "Catch That Teardrop" by Five Royales, "Don't Break My Heart" by Roy Brown, "Please Wait" by Charles Jammer, "Fee Bee" by Billy Adams, "Bowleg Twist" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, and "Squeeze Me" by The Aristocrats. CD
 
 
 



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