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Star Band De DakarPsicodelia Afro Cubana De Senegal ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic sounds from the Star Band Of Dakar – one of the leading lights of the new wave of Latin influence on the West African scene at the end of the 60s – presented here in a killer collection of work! The group have often been linked to the sounds of Cuba – which is clearly an influence on their rhythms and song structure – but there's also a lot of snakey guitar here that reminds us of some Colombian styles, and even a bit of Peruvian chica – as the instrument often gets a bit of effects, including some wah-wah work – in a way that creates psychedelic flourishes over the straighter rhythms! The package is great – with superb song selections, and a bit booklet of notes – and titles that include "Guajira VEn", "Mariama", "Danguele Fasso", "Le Lolaye", "Misterioso", and "Andado". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneDakar ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy Butler/Otis Leavill/Major LanceClass of Mayfield High – The Brunswick/Dakar Recordings ... CD
Brunswick/West Side (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful Chicago soul! Billy Butler and Major Lance had had previous hits working on the Okeh label in town, and when that one folded, they moved over to Brunswick, where Carl Davis was cutting some amazing sides of male vocal soul, with other great local artists, like Otis Leavill! This excellent set brings together the rare 45s by those three artists – even better than usual because none of them ever issued full length LPs for the label! There's a whopping 27 cuts in all – and titles include "I Love You", "Why Why Why", "Glad I Met You", and "Baby" by Otis Leavill; "Help Yourself", "Sweet Darling", "Love Grows Bitter", and "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, and "Follow The Leader", "Shadows Of A Memory", and "Sweeter As The Day Goes By" by Major Lance. All tracks are excellent examples of the rich mature talents these artists were displaying at the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, Dolo Coker, & OthersNight Flight To Dakar ... LP
Xanadu, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight quintet that features some of the best Xanadu players at the time – both Al Cohn and Billy Mitchell on tenor, plus Dolo Coker on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Frank Butler on drums. Mitchell is especially wonderful – an excellent soloist who was often lost in larger groups throughout his career, but who really got the chance to shine in the bigger, more open space of the small group sides. Both he and Cohn blow at some of their best levels for the performances – and titles include "Night Flight To Dakar", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Blues Up & Down", "Sweet Senegelese Brown", and "The King". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ BohannonDance Your Ass Off ... LP
Dakar, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Easy to dance your ass off with music this great – a fast, firey form of funk that's very much in the best Bohannon mode – that unique groove that was unlike anything else to hit the American scene for years to come! The record's a locomotive right from the start – a completely tight union of guitar, bass, drums, and just about anything else that gets into the mix – served up at a fast chugging groove that's very different than either typical funk or 70s disco! A few tracks add in a bit of extra strings, but these are always subsumed by the strong strong rhythms – and titles include the cut "Zulu", which has always been a favorite here in Chitown – plus "Party People", "Dance Your Ass Off", and "Bohannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Tyrone DavisHome Wrecker ... LP
Dakar, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Tyrone Davis never seems to miss – and even on an overlooked Brunswick album like this, he still sounds better than most of his contemporaries! Davis is really able to blend both deep soul roots and more sophisticated phrasing – at a level that helped transform the sound of southern soul in the 70s! Even though Tyrone himself hailed from Chicago, he has a vibe here that clearly informs new modes from singers like George McCrae, Johnny Taylor, and many others who'd move in the same direction that Davis had been handling this well for years. Arrangement and production are by the cream of the Brunswick stable – talents that include Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, Monk Higgins, and Otis Leavill – and titles include the great cut "Homewreckers", written by Sam Dees and Tyrone – plus "Was I Just A Fool", "How Could I Forget You", "It Aint' Me No More", "This Time", and "After All This Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some edge wear and small seam splits, with a small peeled spot on the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisI Had It All The Time ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Another stone winner from Tyrone Davis – cut during his classic stretch on the Dakar label! During the Dakar years, Tyrone just kept turning out great little soul songs – filled with that raspy emotion that was his unique vocal trademark, and touched with a bit of the blues from his west side roots. The title cut's a hit on this, but there's loads of other beautiful songs about love and remorse – "Your Love Keeps Haunting Me", "After All This Time", and "Was I Just a Fool". Produced by Willie Henderson, with arrangements by Gene Barge and Tom Tom Washington. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIt's All In The Game ... LP
Dakar, 1974. Very Good ... $8.99
Tyrone Davis takes on the legacy of Tommy Edwards with the title of this classic set – a record that seemed to unlock a whole new chapter in Tyrone's career! Davis had always been great from the start – singing in a sharp west side blend of blues and soul, often with all the best soaring Chicago touches – but here, he kicks back a bit more, and shows that he can still groove wonderfully even when getting mellow – at a level that would only blossom more fully in years to come. Richard Parker produced, and wrote a number of original tunes too – and arrangements are by Willie Henderson, James Mack, and Tom Tom Washington – who all keep the Brunswick sound very firmly in place. Titles cuts include a remake of "It's All In The Game", plus "Happiness Is Being With You", "You Don't Have to Beg Me to Stay", "Where Lovers Meet", and "I Can't Make It Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, edge and surface wear, and some aging.)

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split bottom seam and a cutout notch.)

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Tyrone DavisWithout You In My Life ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Sealed ... $6.99
Warm and tender work from the mighty Tyrone Davis – really singing here at the height of his early powers, in that wonderful blend of the rough and smooth that made him so unique! Davis has a gritty touch in his singing style, but the backings have that perfect Brunswick Chicago soul approach – a blend that's laid out perfectly in the album's arrangements from Monk Higgins, Willie Henderson, and Tom Tom Washington! Tyrone's a singer who's really a cut above – especially on his early work like this – able to charm and convince us with just about any sort of lyric. Titles include "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love", "I'm Just Your Man", "There It Is", "I Had It All the Time", and "True Love Is Hard to Find". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly aged. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gregory James EditionProphets Of Soul ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Massively mellow funk – played by a cool Chicago trio that's heavy on the electric keys! The group's led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris – with the former working through a set of tasty keys that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and farfisa! Rhythms are lean, laidback, and nicely stripped-down – funky, but chilled out – in a kind of a groove that was years ahead of its time, and which is now only finally getting its due. There's some really heavy drums on the best cuts – hard, but with rhythms that are slightly off-kilter, in a way that makes for a really refreshing groove, even when the group's covering work by other artists. The whole thing's instrumental – with the original tracks "Brother Marcus" and "Changing Things" – plus great covers of "Love & Happiness", "Shaft", and a great version of "Ain't No Sunshine". Nice laidback funk, with a super-dope sound that's as a hip as the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AM FMYou Are The One (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Dakar, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 80s groove classic! This track has a killer sound that mixes bass-heavy funk with a tight electric keyboard sound – and it rips along nicely with a very catchy hook. The cut's one of our all-time favorites from this time, and it's got a hard funky groove that keeps on going! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BohannonBohannon ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive amount of fast funk groovers from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – just the kind of skittish, upbeat, and totally amazing tracks that have made him a legend for years! The sound is really stripped down – usually just bass, drums, and guitar – wrapped together in this groove that's super tight, but not slick at all – like someone had dug deep into the best resources of the funky 45 underground, then pushed them to the limit! The guitar work alone is completely amazing – razor-sharp perfection at a level that blows away any previous chicken scratch lines – and titles include "Can You Feel It", "Think Of Me", "The Funky Reggae", "The Bohannon Walk", "Bohannon's Beat Part 1", and "Gentle Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ BohannonInsides Out ... LP
Dakar, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than usual, in a style that creates some nice stepping grooves that are augmented by some wild off-beat, out-of-tune piano work! Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does – and the ultimate moment on the album is the amazing "Thoughts And Wishes", a cool instrumental that's been a major steppers track in Chicago for years. Side one is more in the usual Bohannon funk mode – and tracks on the album include "Disco Stomp", "Foot Stompin Music", "Love Is Fading", and "Happy Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ First LoveDon't Say Goodnight/Love Me Today ... 12-inch
Dakar, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great funky old school groove from the prime Brunswick 12" years – just the kind of indie club cut that kept the label going near the end! "Don't Say Goodnight" has a great rollerskating rhythm on the bottom and a blast of horns on the top – all to service some female vocals that slide back and forth nicely with a fair bit of force! "Love Me Today" is great too – more Salsoul club overall, but in a really great way – especially on the vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with some pen and marker.)

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✨✧ Otis LeavilleI Need You/Love Uprising ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Otis Leaville has always been one of the great lost chapters in Chicago soul – possibly because he never cut a full album, which means that his work hasn't been reissued in the same way as other Chi-town soulsters like Tyrone Davis or Syl Johnson. Whatever the case, though, this single's a great way to get a peek at Otis' work – which does have a similar quality to labelmate Tyrone Davis. Both tracks are great, and have writing by Eugene Record, arrangements by Tom Tom Washington, and production by Willie Henderson. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisHome Wrecker ... LP
Dakar, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis never seems to miss – and even on an overlooked Brunswick album like this, he still sounds better than most of his contemporaries! Davis is really able to blend both deep soul roots and more sophisticated phrasing – at a level that helped transform the sound of southern soul in the 70s! Even though Tyrone himself hailed from Chicago, he has a vibe here that clearly informs new modes from singers like George McCrae, Johnny Taylor, and many others who'd move in the same direction that Davis had been handling this well for years. Arrangement and production are by the cream of the Brunswick stable – talents that include Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, Monk Higgins, and Otis Leavill – and titles include the great cut "Homewreckers", written by Sam Dees and Tyrone – plus "Was I Just A Fool", "How Could I Forget You", "It Aint' Me No More", "This Time", and "After All This Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Home Wrecker ... LP 4.99
 
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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGreatest Hits (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 60s/Mid 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
Tyrone! Certainly one of the undisputed masters of the Chicago soul scene, with a voice that was instantly recognizable, and a style that matched raw roots with classy production. This early 80's set brings together 12 of Tyrone's classic sides for the Dakar/Brunswick label. Titles included are "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs To Be Loved", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "There It Is", "I Wish It Was Me", "Without You In My Life", "Is It Something You've Got", "I Had It All The Time", "Turning Point", "I'll Be Right Here", "Could I Forget You", and "Let Me Back In". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Salsa ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 60s/2015. Very Good ... $11.99
Tripped-out Latin sounds, both classic and contemporary – served up in a collection that bristles with excitement throughout! The initial wave of this music came from a late 60s stretch when the cats up in Harlem were getting a bit more freewheeling than usual – picking up not just the funky touches of the Latin Soul years, but also some big influences from the rock underground as well – which were mixed in with heavy percussion and jazzy riffs to create a whole new groove! And while this side of Latin music was quickly suppressed in the generation that followed, it's had a bit resurgence in recent years – as you'll here from some of the younger artists in the collection, who fit perfectly into the track selection. Titles include "Cannabis" by Los Pambele, "Recordando Los Soneros" by Ray Perez, "El Son Del Carangano" by Fruky Y Sus Tesos, "Naci De La Rumba Y Guaguanco" by Grupo Fantasma with Larry Harlow, "Dub Y Guaguanco" by Quantic, "Vamos Pa Dakar" by Orchestra Rytmo Africa Cubana, and "Londres" by Nelson Y Sus Estrellas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSenegal Au Laser ... CD
Encore/Melodie (France), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
11 tracks from Xalam, Paap Niang, Super Diamono De Dakar, Idrissa Diop, Ismael Lo, Dudu N'Diaye Rose & Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Etoile De Dakar CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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