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Luis Bonfa/Marpessa Dawn/Antonio Carlos JobimManha De Carnaval – (double a-side promo) ... 7-inch
Epic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo copy. Label has a small index sticker.)

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Eddie Cooley/Winfield Scott/Otis Blackwell/Ollie Jones/Lincoln Chase/Billy Dawn SmithWe Wrote Em & We Sing Em ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Quite an unusual concept – one that really goes against record company policy of the time! Original writers of big rock and pop hits are given the chance to sing them here on their own – with Eddie Cooley singing "Fever", "Winfield Scott" sings "Tweedle Dee", Otis Blackwell sings "All Shook Up", Ollie Jones sings "Send For Me", and Lincoln Chase sings "Jim Dandy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover is lightly discolored from age, with some splitting in the top seam.)

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Crack Of DawnSpotlight ... CD
G-Three (Canada), 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ AsagayaLight Of The Dawn ... CD
Jakarta (Germany), 2015. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Quarrymen (Beatles)Dawn Of Modern Rock – Rehearsal Demo April 1960 ... CD
Pilz, 1960. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Barney Bigard with Georgie AuldPoon Tang/Blues Before Dawn (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Black & White, 1944. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Cyrus ChestnutDark Before The Dawn ... CD
Atlantic, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Steve Kirby on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cyrus ChestnutDark Before The Dawn ... CD
Atlantic, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Promotional copy in a black digipack.)

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Elbow Bones & The RacketeersNew York At Dawn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99 About March 4, 2022
Kind of a silly name for a group – but the record's pretty nice! Elbow Bones & The Racketeers were one of the many retro-soul groups working under the guidance of producer August Darnell – aka Kid Creole – who gave the group a style that was similar to his own unique blend of 80s club grooves, 40s swing, and 30s gangster cliches! Vocals are by Gichy Dan, Stephanie Fuller, and Dutch Robinson – and the set's unified by Darnell's good ear for a catchy hook – those quirky, groovy little numbers that always made the Kid Creole and Dr Buzzard albums so great! Titles include "A Night In New York", "Other Guys", "Our Love Will Always Stand", "You Got Me High", and "I Call It Like I See It". CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 7 more numbers that include "Night In New York (12" ext)", "Happy Birthday Baby (12" ext)", "Happy Times (12" ext)", "I Wanna Remind You", "Night In New York (single)", and "Happy Birthday Baby (single)". CD

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Electric PrunesThen Came The Dawn – The Complete Recordings 1966 to 1969 (Electric Prunes/Underground/Mass In F Minor/Release Of An Oath/Good Old Rock & Roll/Shadows/Stockholm 67/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Reprise/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge collection of work from one of the most enigmatic groups of the 60s – all of their classic albums for Reprise, plus rare material too! First up is the self-titled Electric Prunes set, in stereo and mono - an early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries – and although David Axelrod's not working with them on the record, there's still lots of dark corners and sharp edges – really thoughtful sounds that are spun out wonderfully on fuzzy guitars and organ, with some nicely subtle drums in the rear. Tracks include "I Has Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Try Me On For Size", "Get Me To the World On Time", "About A Quarter To Nine", and "Luvin". Next are mono and stereo presentations of Underground – a record that has the Electric Prunes are arranging themselves, and have production from Dave Hassinger. The tracks are shorter than on some of their Axelrod albums, but they're also showing a sophistication that makes the material really compelling – mixing together psyche and garage roots into a sophisticated document that points at the tremendous growth that was going on around them in the rock world. Tracks include "The Great Banana Hoax", "Wind Up Toys", "Dr. Do-Good", "Hideaway", and "Capt. Glory". Next are stereo and mono versions of Mass In F Minor – a beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". Release Of An Oath is the second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual locus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". On Just Good Old Rock & Roll, The Electric Prunes get back to basics – as you might guess from the title – shaking off some of the larger, more ambitious modes of their albums with David Axelrod, yet still retaining a nicely trippy sound overall! The lineup of the group has shifted a bit – hence their billing as "the new improved" Electric Prunes – but although things are stripped-down and simple, there's still some amazing music on the record – a blend of guitar, flute, organ, and vocals that flows along wonderfully with some unusual sounds that we wouldn't expect! And while there's certainly a bit of "good old rock and roll" going on here on a few more straightforward songs, it's not like the album's Let It Be or anything like that – because the group are really more just getting back to the garagey psych of their roots, but doing it a bit better than before! Titles include "Sell", "14 Year Old Funk", "Love Grows", "Giant Sunhorse", "Silver Passion Mine", "Sing To Me", "Tracks", and "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers". CD then features two more CDs – CD5 is shadows, with 19 rare tracks, including singles and even a radio spot – and CD6 features their famous live set from 1967, recorded in Stockholm – plus four demo recordings by Jim & The Lords. CD

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Warren Evans/Hank D'Amico SextetI Wonder/Gone At Dawn ... 78 RPM
National, 1944. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have small stickers.)

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Ben Lamar GayOpen Arms To Open Us (dawn cherry vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2021. New Copy ... $27.99 28.99
Ben LaMar Gay might well be one of the most creatively intense artists on the International Anthem label – and that's saying a lot, given all of the groundbreaking talents who've come to record for the company in recent years! And while Ben's previous record was completely mindblowing, this set really pushes things over the top – and has the artist at the helm of a large assemblage of musicians who provide all these different sonic elements to augment the intensity of his vision – as the leader handles cornet, organ, and a host of other instruments – while singing on most cuts, but in a way that's majestic and very much his own – neither soul, nor jazz – at least in familiar ways. The lineup features voices of many others – and instrumentation that includes Tomeka Reid on cello, Matthew Davis on trombone, Johanna Brock on viola, and Rob Frye on flute – mixed with spoken and sung passages from a number of others, including Angel Bat Dawid. Incredibly beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Hood Rich Happy", "I Once Carried A Blossom", "Slightly Before The Dawn", "Be Loving Me Some Of You", "We Gon Win", "S'Phisticated Lady", "In Tongues & Droves", and "Touch Don't Scroll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "dawn cherry" colored vinyl pressing!)
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Open Arms To Open Us ... LP 24.99
Open Arms To Open Us ... CD 13.99

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GoblinZombi – Dawn Of The Dead (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $38.99 39.99 On February 25, 2022
One of the first great horror soundtracks by the legendary Goblin – penned for the wonderful follow-up to Night Of The Living Dead! The music is a wonderful mix of Goblin's cool keyboard lines with some fuzzier guitar bits – those rockish elements that the group virtually introduced to horror film scoring in the 70s, but which so many others would borrow from them strongly in the next decade! And given the film's slightly tongue-in-cheek approach, the use of the music works wonderfully – never cheesy, but with a knowing quality that really shows the strength of the group. Titles include "Zaratozom", "La Caccia", "Oblio", "Risveglio", "Zombi", and "Safari". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive white vinyl pressing.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 25.

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Dave HeathAfrican Sunrise/Manhattan Rave/Darkness To Light/Dawn Of A New Age – Evelyn Glennie/John Harle/Philip Smith/London Philharmonic ... CD
Black Box (UK), 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kyoto Jazz MassiveMessage From A New Dawn ... LP
Village Again (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... About April 13, 2022
The "new dawn" here is very well put – as the duo of Shuya Okino & Yoshihiro Okino are very much back in action as Kyoto Jazz Massive – working with all the soulful styles of their long legacy in music, but also drawing on some of the best jazzy currents of their other work in recent years! The album's light years ahead of their work in the previous century – and they've also got some great jazz contributions from other hip Japanese combos on the scene – as well as work on vibes from the great Roy Ayers on one cut, and vocals from the great Vanessa Freeman on a few more! The whole thing's a great evolution of the sound of Tokyo club that we first fell in love with years back – and titles include "Primal Echo", "Astral Ascension", "Visions Of Tomorrow", "Get Up", "Revolution Evolution", "The Mask", and "Eternal Tide". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kitt LylesWake Before Dawn ... CD
Saluda, 2019. Used ... $8.99
Second album from Chicago by way of North Carolina bassist Kitt Lyles – with Emily Kuhn on trumpet, Roy McGrath on tenor, Erik Skov on guitar, Joaquin Garcia on piano and Fender Rhodes, Gustavo Cotrinas on drums, and others. CD

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MessiaenSaint Francois D'Assise – Jose Van Dam/Dawn Upshaw/Arnold Schoenberg Chor/Kent Nagano/Halle Orchestra ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1998. Used 4CD ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and libretto – both in nice shape!)

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Mungo JerryDawn Albums Collection (Mungo Jerry/Electronically Tested/You Don't Have To Be In The Army/Boot Power/Long Legged Woman/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Dawn/7T's (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99 40.99
The complete early works of Mungo Jerry – one of the most unique groups on the British scene in the early 70s! Mungo Jerry have a style that's strongly influenced by American roots – blues, folk, hillbilly, jug, and string band sounds – of the sort that you'd hear reworked in more contemporary rock modes by American acts like Canned Heat or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – but served up here with a very different vibe! There's a weird compressed style of productions on many tracks, which really works perfectly with the vocals of Ray Dorset – almost creating a bridge from decades past of musical expression, and the glam era of the time at which the albums were released! Apart from a few hits on the radio over here, the full Mungo Jerry sound has never been explored – and this huge package features five full albums, along with bonus tracks, all packaged in these very cool LP-styled sleeves. Albums include the self-titled Mungo Jerry, Electronically Tested, You Don't Have To Be In The Army, Boot Power, and Long-Legged Woman – plus 22 more bonus tracks too. CD

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Boyd RaeburnPrelude To The Dawn/Duck Waddle ... 78 RPM
Jewel, 1946. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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Crispian St PetersPied Piper/Sweet Dawn My True Love ... 7-inch
Jamie, 1966. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Judie TzukeStay With Me Till Dawn ... LP
Rocket/MCA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Cassandra WilsonBlue Light 'Til Dawn ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $0.99
A beautiful early album from Cassandra Wilson – a singer who already had a really deep sound, right at the start – and definitely hit her stride with music like this! The album mixes jazzy currents with rootsier elements – some of them from a more global perspective – and the production is nicely understated, so that Wilson's strongly in the lead throughout. Titles include "Sankofa", "Black Crow", "I Can't Stand The Rain", "Children In The Night", "Hellhound On My Tail", "Come On In My Kitchen", and "Tell Me You'll Wait For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusik Music Musique – 1980 The Dawn Of Synth Pop (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
A great little set that brings together the big bang of electro pop that hit the UK scene at the start of the 80s – work from that moment when previous, more experimental strands of music from the initial post-punk years started cleaning things up, going for hooks, and making some pretty darn catchy music in the process! Yet the work here is also maybe still far from some of the overplayed big hits of a few years later – that key moment when early experimenters were crafting some great tunes, but still not sounding too commercial – and sometimes enticing other artists who didn't always record in this mode to join in on the fun! And if you think you know all the sounds from this time, this box set might give you a big surprise – as there's plenty of work here that we didn't expect – not just more obscure tunes by bigger names, but also some obscure artists who fit right into the groove – all given plenty of coverage in the large booklet of notes. 3CD set features 58 tracks in all - with work by The Passage, Berlin Blondes, Buggles, M, Silicon Teens, Rockets, John Foxx, Science, Fad Gadget, Zeus, OMD, Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls, Dark Day, Der Plan, Kevin Harrison, Japan, Dalek I, Taxi Girl, Systems, Karel Fialka, Nini Raviolette, The Korgis, Alex Fergusson, The Metronomes, Lori & The Chameleons, and others. CD

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✨✧ Kyoto Jazz MassiveMessage From A New Dawn ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "new dawn" here is very well put – as the duo of Shuya Okino & Yoshihiro Okino are very much back in action as Kyoto Jazz Massive – working with all the soulful styles of their long legacy in music, but also drawing on some of the best jazzy currents of their other work in recent years! The album's light years ahead of their work in the previous century – and they've also got some great jazz contributions from other hip Japanese combos on the scene – as well as work on vibes from the great Roy Ayers on one cut, and vocals from the great Vanessa Freeman on a few more! The whole thing's a great evolution of the sound of Tokyo club that we first fell in love with years back – and titles include "Primal Echo", "Astral Ascension", "Visions Of Tomorrow", "Get Up", "Revolution Evolution", "The Mask", and "Eternal Tide". CD

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyDawn Of A New Day ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally wicked guitar work from the mighty O'Donel Levy – easily one of the hippest talents to ever work for the Groove Merchant label! Levy's got a sound here that's a bit like Wes Montgomery on some of his late 60s sides, but also a fair bit funkier overall – a style that's steeped in soul and schooled on advancements in the 70s generation of funk fusion and blacksploitation soundtracks. Backings are relatively large – arranged by Manny Album, with players who include Charles Covington on organ and electric piano and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet. Tracks include covers like "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Maiden Voyage" – plus some nice originals, like "Dawn Of A New Day" and "Baa Waa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams, staining, a cutout hole, a name in pen, and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Joe Puma, Randy Weston, & OthersCritics' Choice (Dawn Records) ... LP
Dawn, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from the Dawn label – tracks by Joe Puma, Randy Weston, Paul Quinichette, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims & Bob Brookmeyer, Dick Garcia, and Les Jazz Modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabSummer Dawn (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Argo/Rearward (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab – a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble – including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on bongos, and Kenny Clarke on drums – all coming together here with a groove that's really groundbreaking – a style that's sweet and soulful, but rhythmically revolutionary too! The tracks are all long and grooving – with the kind of dancing jazz tone that you'd expect from the Saba/MPS label during the mid 60s – a big change from the Argo label that originally issued the record. But that's no surprise, either, as the session was actually recorded in Europe by Gigi Campi – the man behind the CBBB albums on MPS – with a feel that's quite similar to other Shihab classics, like Companionship or Seeds. The whole thing's great – one of Shihab's most wonderful records, and totally worth owning – and titles include "Lillemor", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Waltz For Seth", and "Herr Fixit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJourney To The Dawn – Illuminating Jazz From Theresa Records ... LP
Theresa/Temposphere (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A lost batch of soulful jazz from a massively overlooked source – the mighty Theresa Records, home to some really great recordings at the end of the 70s! Theresa was a tiny company formed in Oakland, CA at the end of the 70s – a spiritual heir to the sound of Impulse, Flying Dutchman, and other 70s powerhouse soul jazz labels – with a sound that was directly encapsulated in the label's own recordings of Pharoah Sanders at the time! After a few years of inactivity on the recording scene after his seminal sides for Impulse, Pharoah made a strong re-emergence on Theresa – working in a sweet style of soul jazz that was also picked up by some of the label's other strong artists. This excellent set was compiled in collaboration with Gilles Peterson – and features some of the hippest, most soulful tracks to come out on Theresa – work that takes off from the sound of Pharoah's earlier albums, into a whole new realm of expression! Titles include "Heart Is A Melody", "Rejoice", and "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders; "Samba" and "Pippin" by Ed Kelly; "Use Your Hands" and "Levels Of Consciousness" by Babatunde & Phenomena; and "Hip Funk" by Bishop Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience. 9 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pink FloydPiper At The Gates Of Dawn (remastered edition) ... CD
EMI, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant bit of psychedelia – still as fresh today as it was many decades back – and the crowning achievement of Pink Floyd during the early Syd Barrett years! The album's got all the best elements of the group firmly in place – the penchant for long-jamming tracks that still manage to always maintain a sharp edge – mixed with some of the wittier, more playful lyrics that Barrett brought to the group – all wrapped up with a sense of depth and darkness that goes way beyond most of their contemporaries. The record's a masterpiece through and through – from its first guitar-heavy jam on "Astronomy Domine", through the strutting, vamping madness of "Bike" – all up and down other gems that include "Lucifer Sam", "The Gnome", "Take Up Thy Stethoscope & Walk", "Interstellar Overdrive", "Chapter 24", and "The Scarecrow". CD
(2011 remaster in a gatefold sleeve.)
 
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Mike CooperTrout Steel ... LP
Dawn (UK), 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 reissue on Paradise Of Bachelors. Includes the booklet.)

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of the best elements come through – especially the incredible interplay on guitar, which is woven through the rhythms in this rich tapestry of sound – with lots of brilliantly breakout moments too. Vocals are sung in unison, which furthers the righteous spirit of the record – and although recorded in Europe, there's no attempt to commercialize the music or make it poppy at all. Titles include "Panseau Na Isna", "Marietu Djeme", "Manobra Da Pequena", "Wai Nene", and "Nambia". CD

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FruuppFuture Legends ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Fruupp are a group who may use ancient imagery on their covers, but who work with a very modern feel overall – or at least one that was pretty darn contemporary at the time of this release from 1973! The vibe is prog, but a bit more focused than tied around album-side jams – as Fruupp always bring things back with a nice sort of vocal presence in their music – one that's balanced equally well with some of the more full-on guitar or keyboard passages on the record! The album's got a strength that's wonderful, and which really lives up to the other great work from the group – on titles that include "Future Legends", "Decision", "As Day Breaks With Dawn", "Song For A Thought", "Olde Tyme Future", and "Lorde Of The Incubus". LP, Vinyl record album

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FruuppModern Masquerades ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Great work from a really overlooked group – one who have the skills of a prog act, but some of the sensitivity of a more folksy combo – which maybe is why they were such a perfect fit for the unusual sound of the Dawn label in the UK! These guys clearly have chops – the keyboard and guitar solos certainly testify to that – but they also space things out with some gentler, more personal moments – and here are also maybe a bit more hook-heavy than in the past, with a sense of almost crossing over with a few key cuts on the set. One of the catchiest numbers here is the great "Janet Planet", which has really cool production from Ian McDonald, who brings out all the best elements in the tune – and other titles include "Gormenghast", "Misty Morning Way", "Sheba's Song", "Mystery Might", and "Why". LP, Vinyl record album

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FruuppSeven Secrets ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Very cool work from Fruupp – one of the more progressive acts on the legendary Dawn label from the UK, and one who aren't afraid to mix in a bit of oboe with their freewheeling guitar and keyboard lines! The group have a sound that's a bit hard to peg – maybe a slight classical influence at times, although they never stop rocking either – and their sense of a tune is a bit different than most, with a slight touch of whimsy that maybe comes through as much in the instrumentation as in the lyrics! Peter Farrelly handles lead vocals – and titles include "Garden Lady", "Three Spires", "White Eyes", "Wise As Wisdom", and "Faced With Shekinah". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gravy TrainSecond Birth ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of the more hard rocking albums on the legendary Dawn label – but a set that's also got all sorts of complexity and interesting moments that really keep things on edge throughout! There's tracks here that are almost screamingly sinister – but those are balanced by gentler moments that have more of a sense of harmony – and it's that contrast that really makes the record stand out, especially on tunes where the guitar might be playing all these really spooky lines, but an accompanying flute line graces things with a sense of innocence – one that might not even be present in the lyrics! The balance is a bit hard to describe, but really makes the record different from so much other mainstream UK work of the time – on titles that include "September Morning News", "Second Birth", "Strength Of A Dream", "Fields & Factories", "Morning Coming", and "Peter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Man2 Ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A record with an understated title – one that hardly gets at the raw power that Man serves up here on their smoking second album! As before, the group have a great way of blending prog instrumentation with a more down to earth sort of quality – one that's even a bit different than their freakier image on the cover, with occasional roots elements that balance nicely next to the searing lead guitar from Micky Jones! Jones is clearly one of that generation of players who was schooled in blues, then turned up the fuzz and really learned how to trip out – and his solos alone are worth the price of admission here. Titles include "Spunk Box", "My Name Is Jesus Smith", "The Storm", "It Is As It May Be", and "Brother Arnold's Red & White Striped Tent". LP, Vinyl record album

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John McLaughlinWhere Fortune Smiles (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dawn/Tiger Bay (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
A groundbreaking early album from guitarist John McLaughlin – a set that's a bit different than his more famous work of the mid 70s – with maybe a more avant approach, and a lot more bite as well! The set's really an equal collaboration, rather than just a McLaughlin session – although it's become known as such, since the guitarist is the most famous musician – amongst a fantastic lineup that includes John Surman on reeds, Karl Berger on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, and Stu Martin on drums – all working in a freewheeling mode that's a lot like some of Surman's Trio records on the Dawn label from the same time! Surman is especially great here – adding in soulful currents at some spots, freer lines at others – and it's great to hear the tones of McLaughlin's guitar balanced against Berger's vibes. Titles include "Glancing Backwards", "Earth Bound Hearts", and "Where Fortune Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carol McQuadeNo Intentions/Elitist Artist ... 12-inch
New Dawn, 1982. Sealed ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jungle By NightLivingstone ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 2018. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Paul QuinichetteKid From Denver ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from the "Vice Pres" – tenorist Paul Quinichette, stepping out here in one the best of of his all-too-few sessions as a leader! Paul's tone is amazing throughout – very much on a par with that of Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, and proof that his admission to the jazz "executive branch" in the 50s was well deserved. The tunes are shortish, but very swinging – and Quinichette's tenor work dominates in a group that also includes Nat Pierce, Henry Coker, Thad Jones, Freddie Green, and Joe Newman. There's a Basie-esque swing overall – but the final result is miles from Basie, and has a very different vibe overall. Titles include "Big Deal", "Happy Feeling", "Pardon The Blues Please", "Start Here", and "The Kid From Denver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Includes Dawn catalog inner sleeve! Cover has complete spine and bottom seam splits and aging. Front looks nice!)

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✨✧ Paul Brett's SageSchizophrenia (with bonus track) ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Paul Brett's Sage may have been a bit of a footnote in the early 70s UK scene, but they should forever be remembered for this well-crafted set done for Dawn Records in 1972! The set's a lot more acoustic than previous work from the group, and the lineup seems a bit larger too – and work with a vibe that almost feels as if Brett's picked up a bit more force and power somewhere along the way – which you can certainly feel in both his vocals, and his guitar work – which spins out here on some especially great electric solos! There's still a bit of flute on the record, but much less than before – and organ and piano take on a lot more sound in the mix, with these currents of soul that really help the more fanciful lyrics of the tunes take shape. Titles include "Take Of A Rainy Night", "Saviour Of The World", "Song Of Life Song Of Death", "Slow Down Ma", "Custom Angel Man", and "Take Me Back & I Will Love You". Also features the bonus track "Dahlia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sally EatonFarewell American Tour ... CD
Paramount/Early Dawn (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual album from singer Sally Eaton – not really her farewell tour of America, although the title also matches the subtle drama of the cover image and the way that Sally puts together the lyrics! The tunes are very unique, explained a bit by Eaton in the notes – which also include her horoscope chart, in case you want to figure her out – just the sort of touch that makes the whole thing a wonderfully distinct album, even during a period when American music was already overflowing with distinction! Arrangements are by Harold Wheeler and George Brackman – and if you know Wheeler's work, especially for the stage, you'll get a great idea of the vibe here – although Sally's mix of fragility and intelligence in her vocal approach is something that needs to be heard to be understood. Titles include "This Time Next Autumn", "Flowers In The Air", "Once Before You Go", "I Don't Want To Need You Anymore", "Reader & Advisor", and "Long Time Lover". CD

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✨✧ Georges GarvarentzUn Beau Monstre ... CD
Pathe/Early Dawn (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest soundtracks ever – an insane treat throughout! The music is very different than anything that George Garvarentz ever did before – and maybe since – as he brings together all sorts of cool jazz, funk, and psychedelic elements with effortless ease – then throws in a bit of the sort of sweetness that you'd find in more familiar Italian and French soundtracks of the time! George will be forever known to groove hounds everywhere for his landmark psych-funk track "Haschisch Party" – one of the gems on this album, and a cut that's got all this great mad sitar alongside really romping percussion– laid out nicely next to to the sweeping easy feel of "Le Mariage De Nathalie", the slinking sex of "Un Bonheur Malheureux", and the vocalizing of "Stay" and "My Way Of Loving You", both wonderful pop numbers with a sublime late 60s feel, and both sung in English! CD

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✨✧ HarumiHarumi ... CD
Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi starts out sweet, then gets a bit wilder, and increases the sense of experimentation as the set rolls on – so that the final track is a side-long psychedelic jam that's topped with spoken passages by Harumi's parents and sister! We like the poppier tunes the best, though – and they feature a mix of orchestrations, fuzzy guitar, and vibes – all layered with a really beautiful sense of sound, to accompany vocals by Harumi and Rosko. There's a gentle, breezy, and sometimes slightly funky quality to these numbers – Sunshine Pop with a trace of jazz – and exactly the kind of psyche album you might imagine from Verve in the 60s! Titles include "Sugar In Your Tea", "Caravan", "Hunters Of Heaven", "Talk About It", "First Impressions", "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do", "Hello", "What A Day For Me", "We Love", "Fire By The River", and "Samurai Memories". CD

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✨✧ Little Boy BluesIn The Woodland Of Weir (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fontana/Early Dawn (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from this heavy-hitting combo from Chicago – a group with a harder sound than even some of the better-known acts on Dunwich! The music here definitely carries elements of the blues espoused in the group's name – but the overall execution is much rougher, and more garagey – almost more in line with some of the better-exposed bands to come at the end of the 60s, particularly some of the ABC/Dunhill crowd. By the time of this album, the group have honed their sound even more – turning the bluesier roots into harder rock modes, but still coming off with a style that's spontaneous and home grown! Titles include "I'm Hip To You", "Cathedral", "Is Love", "Jazz Is Love", "Dream Weaver Seed Of Love", "Mr Tripp Wouldn't Listen", and "The Death Of Don Quixote". LP features 9 bonus tracks from other singles – including "I'm Ready", "Look At The Sun", "Season Of The Witch", "You Don't Love Me", and "The Great Train Robbery". CD
 
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Arrested Development3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of ... CD
Chrysalis, 1992. Used ... $2.99
The debut of Arrested Development – a worthy critical favorite early in it's release cycle the went on the dismissed by lot of hip hop heads after it became a hit – and a solid, spiritually resonant effort well worth a reappraisal after all these years! They really was no other hip hop group quite like Arrested Development, then or now – led by producer, writer, vocalist Speech, with a solid bedrock of classic samples and live band instrumentation. Good stuff. Tracks include "Man's Final Frontier", "Mama's Always On Stage", "People Everyday", "Blues Happy", "Mr Wendal", "Children Play With Earth", "Raining Revolution", "Fishin 4 Religion", "Give A Man A Fish", "U", "Eve Of Reality", "Natural", "Dawn Of The Dreads", "Tennessee", and "Washed Away". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dylan Baldi/Jayson GeryczAfter Commodore Perry Service Plaza ... LP
American Dreams, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Introspective improvisations from saxophonist Dylan Baldi and drummer Jayson Gerycz – both members of the band Cloud Nothings, but working here in a much more free jazz-styled setting! Side one features an extended track titled "Hermit Thrush/Vat Of Oil" – really building up nicely at first with open, almost rambling work on the drum kit – matched with saxophone work from Baldi that slowly builds, still in soulful spiritual territory for the most part – occasionally hitting some wilder, raspier moments – almost in an Arthur Doyle sort of way. Side two has some more subtle sonic interplay on "Frog Congress At Dawn", a very organic track – and ramps things up with more freewheeling improv on "The Holy Retrievers In Transit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black CrowesShake Your Money Maker ... CD
American, 1990. Used ... $2.99
The dawn of the 90s debut of the Black Crowes! This is a record that really stood out at the time, a strange period in mainstream rock between the hard rock/hair metal of the late 80s and the moodier alternative rock to come – and here was the Crowes, carrying a torch for the old school swagger of the Rolling Stones and especially the Faces – and doing a pretty damn convincing job! Includes "Twice As Hard", "Jealous Again", "She Talks To Angels", "Struttin' Blues", "Stare It Cold", "Hard To Handle" and more. CD
(Club pressing.)

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Art Blakey/John HandyMessages – Echoes Of An Era (Cubop/Jazz – John Handy III) ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of great albums from Art Blakey and John Handy! First up is Cubop – a rare Jubilee Records album from Art Blakey – one of his non-Blue Note sets from the late 50s, cut during the year of 1957 – a time when the Jazz Messengers were hopping around a lot of different labels! This version of the group is searing and soulful – and features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Sam Dockery on piano, and Spanky DeBrest on bass – plus the unusual addition of Sabu Martinez on conga, rocking and rollicking alongside Blakey's drums in an amazing way! The set's quite different than some of Art's "with percussion" dates for Blue Note – as Sabu's congas kind of just set an extra fire to the hardbop groove – giving it a slight Latin flavor, but more than anything, just getting in a wicked edge that really cooks up the session. Griffin is great, as always, and the album features four long tracks "Woddyn You", "Sakeena", "Shorty", and "Dawn On The Desert". Next is Jazz John Handy III one of the few beautiful early albums cut by John Handy for Roulette – and an obscure session that has him playing alto with a quartet that includes a young Walter Bishop Jr. on piano. Handy here is fresh from his work with Mingus – and his alto is filled with fire and emotion, yet also touched by a great deal of warm soufulness. His work with Bishop on the album hearkens towards later directions in 70s soul jazz – but it's also firmly rooted in a modernist hardbop vein. Titles include "Strugglin", "No Smiles Please", "Blues For MF", and "Afternoon Outing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker at the top right corner and a name in pen on front and back. Labels on LP 1 have notes in pencil.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinComplete Atlantic Records – Funk Or Walk/Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A prime pair of late 70s classics on Atlantic Records from Brides Of Funkenstein – a funky female group from the P-Funk empire – back-to-back with bonus tracks! The Brides are one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! The tracks on Funk Or Walk, which is on Disc 1 here, are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "War Ship To Touchante", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Amorous", "Nappy", and "Birdie". 2 bonus tracks: single mixes of "Amorous" and "War Ship Touchante". Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy is tremendously soulful session – with plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". The 2 Part single version of the title track is here as a bonus track. CD

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownClarence Gatemouth Brown Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Tremendous work from Clarence Gatemouth Brown – a postwar guitarist who was big on the Texas scene, but who had the modern flair and jazzy swinging groove of some of his contemporaries who'd left for the west coast! All the work here is from the early years of the Peacock Records label, and the tunes bristle with the best mix of modes that the company brought to material from Bobby Blue Bland – not straight blues, but an electrified blend of earlier roots with modern jazzy arrangements – more R&B overall, although Brown gets in plenty of blues-based licks on the tracks – especially as the tunes move on, and the strength of his guitar only seems to develop more over the years. The set features 29 tracks in all – and may well be the best-done collection of material we've seen from these years in Brown's career. Titles include "Too Late Baby", "Baby Take It Easy", "Okie Dokie Stomp", "Atomic Energy", "Gate's Salty Blues", "She Winked Her Eye", "You Got Money" by Boogie Rambler, "Midnight Hour", "Ain't That Dandy", "Just Before Dawn", "Swingin The Gate", and "She Walk Right In". CD

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora 2 (aka River Drum) ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's worth of elements in jazz! Francisco Mora Catlett's at the height of his powers here – leading the group with a sense of righteous majesty that takes us back to some of the most ambitious heirs of the post-Coltrane generation, but with perhaps an oddly rhythmic twist as well – such as you might find in some of the 70s classics of Bobby Vince Paunetto. Echoes of Latin, Afro, and spiritual jazz come together as one – soaring to the skies on soulful waves of sound – brought together with a sense of focus and spirit that really moves us a lot. Players include Marcus Belgrave and John Douglass on trumpets, Sherman Mitchell on trombone, Vincent Bowens on tenor and flute, Alex Harding on baritone and bass clarinet, Kenny Cox on piano, and Rodney Whitaker on bass – and titles include "Samba/Conga De Amor", "Amazona Prelude/Dawn", "Old Man Joe", "Por Que Paro", and "Afra-Jum (parts 2 & 3)". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman Trio At The Golden Circle Vol 1 (non-RVG pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $5.99
Important mid 60s work from Ornette – and one of the few recordings of this format to see larger release at the time! The set captures Ornette in a much freer style than heard on his Atlantic recordings from a few years before – paying alto, violin, and trumpet, in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", and "Dawn". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Arguably the most classic Alice Coltrane album on Impulse – and a strong group effort that features some great work from Pharoah Sanders! Coltrane leads two different small combos on the record – both with Sanders on saxes, plus either Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums – plus assorted percussion from Tulsi and Majid Shabazz, and some really enigmatic work on oud by Vishnu Wood! Tracks are long and drawn out, and open with the beauty of a field of flowers meeting the dawn – as Alice plays with a sound that's gentle and poetic, but which also has some wonderfully dark undertones. Titles include "Stopover Bombay", "Isis & Osiris", "Shiva-Loka", and "Journey In Satchidananda". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
(Out of print. Please note that the digipack has some substantial edgewear and initials in pen on the cover. Booklet is also missing and is priced accordingly.)
Also available Living Space ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
Also available Living Space ... CD 6.99

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Elvis Costello (as Declan MacManus) & OthersCourier (UK pressing) ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
UK version of the soundtrack – with a fair bit of original material by Elvis Costello, recording under his real name of Declan MacManus – plus more by U2, Something Happens, Lord John White, Cry Before Dawn, Something Happens, and Too Much For The White Man. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dead PrezLets Get Free ... LP
Loud/Get On Down, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 30.98
The dawn of millennium classic by Dead Prez – and angry, revolution-minded effort from a period on major label hip hop that sorely lacked such strident players – and if it didn't make any huge waves commercially, that only strengthens its legacy! Sticman & M1 are at the top of their game lyrically, the beats are are exciting to this day, and it all adds up to one of the strongest politically minded hip hop records of its time. Titles include "Wolves", "Hip Hop", "They Schools", "The Pistol", "Discipline", "Enemy Lines", "Mind Sex", "Propaganda", "You'll Find A Way", "Police State", and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)

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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label test pressing from the Pitman plant, in a plain white cover with promo stamp, and wrap-around cover sheet loosely attached and taped at the bottom.)

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Tom DisseveltFantasy In Orbit – An Astronaut's Impressions While Orbiting The Earth (mono & stereo pressing) ... LP
Philips/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 32.99
A wonderful album of early analogue electronics – originally issued with a title that billed it as "an astronaut's reflections while visiting the earth"! The sound here is way more outside than that, though – almost more as if the astronaut was an alien – with weird, spooky sounds that are mindblowing, and years ahead of their time – a great example of the kind of forward-thinking music Dissevelt was making back in the 60s. Some tracks have stark bleeps and pings, others are more low-end and atmospheric, and together the whole thing feels much more like some serious electronic experiment than any sort of kiddie space age set! Titles include "Woomerangs", "Ignition", "Spearhead", "Zanzi", "Anchor Chains", "Re-Entry", "Mexican Mirror", and "Pacific Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
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Mikey DreadAfrican Anthem – The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dread At The Controls/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
Mikey Dread's at the controls, and the album's a classic example of his ability to bring many different creative strands together at once – working the same sort of magic on record that he did on his famous radio show! The record's this wonderful mix of dubby rhythms, spacey production, and vocal touches that kind of slide in and out of the mix – all with a vibe that makes you feel like you've stayed up late into the night, just to tune into some far away station where sounds like these come out of the ether like messages from outer space! The set features work from Sly and Robbie on bass and drums, plus Ansel Collins on organ, Augustus Pablo on electric piano, Earl Chinna Smith on guitar, Vin Gordon on trombone, and Deadly Headly on tenor – plus some crucial electronics from Franklyn Bubbler Waul! Titles include "Saturday Night Style", "Industrial Spy", "Mikey Dread In Action", "Technical Selection", "Operator's Choice", "Headline News", "Comic Strip", and "Pre-dawn Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sergio Fanni QuintetHard Suite ... CD
Right Tempo (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
An excellent bit of soulful post-Coltrane jazz! The group is a sextet led by Italian trumpeter Sergio Fanni – and it features piano and electric piano by Sante Palumbo, plus tenor, drums, electric bass, and percussion. In a way, the album reminds us a lot of early 70s work by American groups like The Bridgewater Brothers or The Visitors – in that it's got a free style of blowing on some of the introductions and introspective moments, but slams into a hard modal groove for the bulk of the tracks. Fanni's solo work is especially great, and is filled with the soulful searching of players like Benny Bailey or Cecil Bridgewater, a style that sounds particularly nice over the album's long piano lines. Titles include "Shade", "Plan", "Drive Waltz", and "Dawn/Suffer". CD

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Federal DuckFederal Duck (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Musicor/Reel, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A wonderful little record that's as strange as you might guess from its name and its cover – the only album we've ever seen from this obscure group who recorded for the Musicor label in the late 60s – an imprint that usually went for more pop-oriented material, and wouldn't usually do something this wild! Maybe the label was hoping for a pop psych crossover record that would crack the charts – but it's clear that Federal Duck were able to get in plenty of their own ideas and experiments into the music, which often has these dark moody touches that feel like a hippie waking up after a bad trip during the summer of love, then ruminating on some of the wrong choices and mistakes of the past. Titles include "Friday Morning", "Dawn Comes Slow", "Easy Virtue Blues", "Knowing That I Loved You So", "Just Like The Snow", "Bird", "Tomorrow Waits For Today", and "Just A Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a great back to basics set – well-crafted work that features an array of superb compositions by Foster – making us wonder why he never got his due as a composer over the years. The original tunes really dominate the set – and core sounds are from Billy's trio, but the album also features lots of guitar from the great Henry Johnson, plus tenor from Carl Coan, trumpet from Odies Williams, and vocals on some tracks from Renee Miles-Foster. Titles include "Portrait", "B's Bop", "Into The Dawn", "See Mine Are Blues", "The Flower", "Movin On", "Ballad", and "I'm Thinking Love". CD

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Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerLucio Fulci's Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD ... $44.99 49.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". CD

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Ben Lamar GayOpen Arms To Open Us ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Ben LaMar Gay might well be one of the most creatively intense artists on the International Anthem label – and that's saying a lot, given all of the groundbreaking talents who've come to record for the company in recent years! And while Ben's previous record was completely mindblowing, this set really pushes things over the top – and has the artist at the helm of a large assemblage of musicians who provide all these different sonic elements to augment the intensity of his vision – as the leader handles cornet, organ, and a host of other instruments – while singing on most cuts, but in a way that's majestic and very much his own – neither soul, nor jazz – at least in familiar ways. The lineup features voices of many others – and instrumentation that includes Tomeka Reid on cello, Matthew Davis on trombone, Johanna Brock on viola, and Rob Frye on flute – mixed with spoken and sung passages from a number of others, including Angel Bat Dawid. Incredibly beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Hood Rich Happy", "I Once Carried A Blossom", "Slightly Before The Dawn", "Be Loving Me Some Of You", "We Gon Win", "S'Phisticated Lady", "In Tongues & Droves", and "Touch Don't Scroll". CD
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✨✧ Ben Lamar GayOpen Arms To Open Us ... LP
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
Ben LaMar Gay might well be one of the most creatively intense artists on the International Anthem label – and that's saying a lot, given all of the groundbreaking talents who've come to record for the company in recent years! And while Ben's previous record was completely mindblowing, this set really pushes things over the top – and has the artist at the helm of a large assemblage of musicians who provide all these different sonic elements to augment the intensity of his vision – as the leader handles cornet, organ, and a host of other instruments – while singing on most cuts, but in a way that's majestic and very much his own – neither soul, nor jazz – at least in familiar ways. The lineup features voices of many others – and instrumentation that includes Tomeka Reid on cello, Matthew Davis on trombone, Johanna Brock on viola, and Rob Frye on flute – mixed with spoken and sung passages from a number of others, including Angel Bat Dawid. Incredibly beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Hood Rich Happy", "I Once Carried A Blossom", "Slightly Before The Dawn", "Be Loving Me Some Of You", "We Gon Win", "S'Phisticated Lady", "In Tongues & Droves", and "Touch Don't Scroll". LP, Vinyl record album
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GermsForming/Germs Live ... 7-inch
Superior Viaduct, Late 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
A primitive early snapshot of The Germs circa '77 – and at the very dawn of punk rock as a bonafide genre! At this primordial early point, Darby Crash was going by Bobby Pyn, and the band was raw, raw, RAW – which they would always be, of course, but this early single and live cut make the later work sound like Fleetwood Mac. (OK, we're exaggerating for dramatic effect...a little.) Side one recorded in Pat Smear's parent's garage, and side two's live recording is uncredited on the sleeve, but is supposedly the song "Sex Boy" and recorded on the set of Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke (!!!). 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Matthew HalsallInto Forever ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2015. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
The music of Matthew Halsall really opens up here – still staying in the spiritual jazz style we love from earlier records, but with an even more expansive vision overall! The album brings in some added string players to a core group that includes flute, harp, and koto alongside the usual jazz instrumentation – but the overall feel is still quite intimate – as the group's still under the larger assemblage you might think from the "orchestra" on the cover! Instead, the strings act in this way to expand and shade in colors initiated by the various members of the group – at a level that makes the sound incredibly rich, and which gives the harp, piano, and koto even more focus. Halsall's trumpet lines are as wonderful as always – soulfully breathtaking – and the record also features vocals on a number of tracks, from righteous singers Josephine Oniyama and Bryony Jarman Pinto – both of whom hit a 70s current that takes us back to Jean Carn with Doug Carn on the Black Jazz label, or maybe some of the female vocals on the first few Oneness Of Juju albums. Titles include "Only As A Woman", "As I Walk", "Dawn Horizon", "The Land Of", "Jamais Vu", and "Daan Park". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donny Hathaway/Quincy JonesCome Back Charleston Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atco/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 33.99
An unusual album in the Atlantic career of Donny Hathaway – and a unique collaboration with the legendary Quincy Jones! The music here is Hathaway's sole entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre of the 70s – penned for film version of a Chester Himes novel, and scored in a mix of funky 70s modes and other more standard jazz styles. Quincy's on board as the "musical supervisor" – and clearly helps Donny focus his energies towards the hipper side of the soundtrack spectrum, especially on the more contemporary styled tracks. And although most of the work here is instrumental, Hathaway also sings a bit too – most famously on the classic "Little Ghetto Boy" – which is easily one of Donny's greatest tracks ever! Other titles include "Come Back Charleston Blue", with vocals by Margie Joseph, plus "Bossa Nova", "Tim's High", "Hearse To Graveyard", "Harlem Dawn", "String Segue", "Furniture Truck", and "Liberation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Henderson/The Fairfield FourSnap Your Fingers ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
That's not Joe Henderson the saxophonist, but a great singer with a really magnificent voice – served up here in a huge collection of his early work! The set begins with the record Snap Your Fingers – a classic album from the early years of soul music – the only full length set ever served up by the great Joe Henderson – a vocalist with roots in the legendary Fairfield Four gospel group, but sounding equally great here in a secular mode! The arrangements are by Cliff Parham, and they've got this blend of bluesy vocals and jazzier backings – in a style that's very much like the best Duke/Peacock work of the time – with a spectacular focus on Joe's voice in the lead! The whole album's great, filled with unusual material – with titles that include "Sad Teardrops At Dawn", "Right Now", "Big Love", "Just Call Me", "Snap Your Fingers", "After Loving You", and "If You See Me Cry". The set then moves into some great additional singles, plus lots more gospel material cut with The Fairfield Four – most of it from the rare album The Bells Are Tolling, originally issued on the Old Town label. Additional cuts include "I'll Be So Happy", "The Searching Is Over", "My Hands Are Tied", "Love Me Sweet", "Lord You Know", "Memories", "What Are They Doing In Heaven", and "All Day Every Day". CD

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✨✧ Javon JacksonDeja Vu ... CD
Solid Jackson, 2021. Used ... $11.99
A beautiful self-released album from tenorist Javon Jackson – a set that's overflowing with warmth and soul, and which features a really well-chosen array of material throughout! Jackson could sometimes have a colder edge in his youth – and while his sharpness is still present here, there's a mature depth to his tenor work that's really fantastic – set up in an easy-flowing trio with Jeremy Manasia on piano, David Williams on bass, and McClenty Hunter on drums – on tunes by Cedar Walton, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, and Jackson himself – all of which have plenty of space to find the right sort of groove and open up with the solos. Titles include "Martha's Prize", "Venus De Mildew", "Raise Four", "TJ", "In The Kitchen", "Rio Dawn", and "My Shining Hour". CD
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Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but it's plenty tough to our ears after all these years. Includes "Get Into Something", "The Iceman Cometh", "Slow, Low & Dope", "Rollin With The Just", and "I Write This In The Dark" with Angie B of The Sequence, known today as Angie Stone! CD

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Basil KirchinAbstractions Of The Industrial North ... LP
De Wolfe/Trunk (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... About February 24, 2022
Pure greatness from Basil Kirchin – some of the rarest material the amazing composer ever recorded – and some of the best Kirchin work we've ever heard! Abstractions Of The Industrial North was recorded for the De Wolfe Sound Library in 1966 – but it works absolutely as a stand alone album, truly elegant and hypnotic material that combines an emotional sweep with an incredibly hip Brit jazz vibe! The first 11 tracks on the set make up Abstractions Of The Industrial North – "Prelude And Dawn", "Heart Of The North", "The Observer", "Conclusion", "Packing, Printing And Light Assembly", "Neutral Background", "Heavy Machinery" and more. The remaining 9 tracks are culled from De Wolfe Sound Library cues that Basil & co. also recorded in '66 – beautiful cuts that were carefully selected to carry on the pastoral, groovy vibe of the Abstractions material! Tracks include "Mind On The Run", "Where To Go", "Paranoia", "Viva Tamla Motown", "Pageing Sullivan", "Interaction", "Four Against Seven" and more. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Erich Wolfgang KorngoldElizabeth & Essex – The Classic Film Scores Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... CD
RCA, 1940s. Used ... $4.99
Early 70s re-recording of music from The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex, The Prince and the Pauper, Anthony Adverse, The Sea Wolf, Deception, Another Dawn, and Of Human Bondage. CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Oleg Lundstrem OrchestraIn Swing Time (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Mobile Fidelity, 1986. Used ... $24.99
Includes the songs "In Retro Style", "The Dawn Came", "Embraceable You", "Sprint", "Lilac In Bloom", "Jive", "Why?", and "A Study For Orchestra". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mauricio Maestro with Nana VasconcelosUpside Down ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A contemporary set, but one that's unlike any other recent Brazilian recording we can think of – given the very unique vibe that Mauricio Maestro is going for! You might know Mauricio from his mid 70s work with Joyce on Visions Of Dawn – and although this set is a recent recording, it has a same sort of classic feel overall. The sound here has deep rhythms and folksy touches – a warm acoustic mode, but topped with some slight electricity and larger arrangements – a bit like some of the more creative sounds in the Brazilian underground during the post-Tropicalia years – yet with a richness that takes it much farther too! Maestro handled the arrangements, and he brings in a jazz-tinged quality that's not unlike the Milton Nascimento generation – yet the overall approach is earthier too, and vocals are handled by Mauricio, percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, and Kay Lyra – swirled up with a bit of light string backings that really help the record soar to the skies! We'd rank this one right up there with classics from the 70s by Joyce or Edu Lobo – but we also recognize that it's very much it's own record too. Titles include "Jungle Bells", "Agua Clara", "Canto Do Paje", "Todos Os Santos", "Ciclo Da Vida", "Ouvindo Estrelas", "Upside Down", and "Horizonte". CD

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Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mounting Flame ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... $2.99
A massive set of fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a group that features some incredible guitar work from John McLaughlin, who sounds even more focused and driven here than on his own records! As with Return To Forever or Weather Report, the combo's a supergroup of sorts – with Billy Cobham on drums, Jan Hammer on keyboards, Jerry Goodman on violin, and Rick Laird on bass – all wailing with great intensity on some of the best numbers – a lot more energy than you might expect from their slightly more meditative name! Titles include "Meeting Of The Spirits", "Dawn", "The Noonward Race", "A Lotus On Irish Streams", and "Vital Transformation". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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Keith MansfieldVivid Underscores – KPM 1190 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A sound library masterpiece from the great Keith Mansfield – a UK maestro who was very adept at an older style of keyboard funk at the start of the 70s, but who here moves into a range of styles that also point the way towards 80s grooves to come! There's still lots of full instrumentation in the mix – this isn't one of those keyboard-only sound library sessions – but Keith changes up his instruments from track to track, and uses the other backing, especially the drums and horns, to keep things full of color, without the coldness that might happen if other artists were handling these keyboards. Titles include "Trucking Company", "High Velocity", "Crash Course", "Dawn Of Aquarius", "Staying Power", "Matter Of Urgency", "Hot Cargo", "Espionage", and "Omen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael MarcusStone Jump ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A set that's maybe a bit more inside than usual for the mostly-improvised Not Two label – but one that's also got a nice sort of an edge, too – a different take on familiar territory, all graced with the great work of Michael Marcus on soprano sax, tenor, octavin, and tarogato! Marcus has a great ear for unusual phrasing – maybe a bit like George Braith, but on a single horn – and he works here alongside some wonderfully warm work from supporting players who include John Austria on Fender Rhodes, Denton Darien on piano, Tyler Mitchell on bass, and Warren Smith on drums and percussion – spinning out on a set of original tunes by Marcus, many of which have a really great modal sort of vibe! Michael is a wonderfully unique player – definitely a distinct soul of his own – and the set's got a wonderful feel throughout, on titles that include "The World Street", "Dawn At Qumran", "Stone Jump", "Flowering Optics", "Involution", and "The T Man". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeNew York State Of Mind ... CD
Classic World, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Burst In With The Dawn", "Mr. Magic", "Sweet Alibis", "I'm Coming Home Again", "Come In From The Rain", and "Everything Must Change". CD

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Billy MernitSpecial Delivery (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elektra/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great lost album on early 70s Elektra – served up by one of the most unique singer-songwriters of his generation! Billy Mernit's got this very raspy, down to earth sort of vocal approach – and it works really well with the unusual lyrics of his tunes, which are often set to just a bit of piano backing, and some slight electric accompaniment to warm things up – but never take the music into slick or commercial territory – which is great, because the quality of Mernit's voice and lyrics would be lost in a more rock-based album! This isn't totally mellow stuff, as the record definitely has an edge – and there's complexity to the lyrics that really keeps things interesting – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Motel Dawn", "I'm Open", "Everybody Wants Theirs", "Special Delivery", "Here Beside The Water", "Ain't No Dancer", "Mad Love", and "You're Great When You Get Drunk Honey". CD

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MeroliNotturni ... CD
Space Echo (Italy), 2021. Used ... $9.99
The sounds of night, served up by Alessandro Meroli – moody music that's in the mellower side of the downtempo mode – often as much atmospheric and soundtrack-ish as beat-oriented – which is what you might expect, given that one of the tracks is dedicated to film score legend Bernard Herrmann! Meroli himself mixes reed work on alto, baritone, and flute with an array of samples and keyboards – augmented by guest work on occasional other horns, plus more keyboards, beats, and electronics. Titles include "At The End Of The Night", "Evening Lights", "Nightfall", "In The Middle Of The Darkness", "Dawn", and "Morning Star". CD
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MontclairsDreaming Out Of Season ... CD
Paula/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
Harmony soul heaven – and the only full album from The Montclairs! The group were a sublime vocal group from the 70s – one with a sound to rival The Whatnauts or The Moments, but which also had a bit more of the super-dope touches you'd expect from their look on the cover of the record – a bit like Soul Generation at their best! The sound is sweet, but with an edge – and a young Phil Perry wrote most of the tracks on the record, with a really unique feel that goes beyond simple cliches from the better-known groups of the genre. Oliver Sain produced, and although the record came out on Jewel, it's got much more of a New Jersey feel than other work on the label. Titles include "Dreaming's Out Of Season", "Grand Finale", "Just Can't Get Away", "Prelude to a Heartbreak", "Do I Stand a Chance", and "Unwanted Love". CD features 9 more bonus tracks from singles – including "Make Up For Lost Time", "I Need You More Than Ever", "Hung Up On Your Love", "I'm Calling You", "Dawn Of My Life", "Out My Back Door", and "Ease The Pain". CD

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Sun RaOf Abstract Dreams ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A fantastic album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – one that we'd rank right up there with our favorites on the Saturn Records label! The work here has never been issued, and it's extremely beautiful, too – pulled from a few just-discovered studio sessions done after the group was parting ways with Impulse Records, and mostly recording in a live environment! There's an intimacy to these studio tracks that's a nice difference from some of the more freewheeling live work of the period – moments that almost hearken back to the exotic jazz of the earliest Saturn years of the group, mixed with some other currents that seem to point the way towards the excellent Horo Records material to come – especially in the way Ra is phrasing things on his piano. Most groups are relatively small, and titles include the lovely "Island In The Sun" with Marshall Allen on some great flute; a studio take on "Unmask The Batman", better known from live sets, and a playful tune that hints at the group's work on the Dan & Dale Batman album in the 60s; a spiritual stormer "I'll Wait For You", with great piano from Ra and an excellent tenor solo from John Gilmore; and a take on "New Dawn" with work by Marshall Allen on alto, Elo Umoe on bass clarinet, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone. CD

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Boyd RaeburnInnovations By Boyd Raeburn Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Titles include "Hip Boyds", "Rip Van Winkle", "Soft & Warm", and "Prelude To The Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover is plain white, but has the titles written in pen.)

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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut ... CD
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 On January 28, 2022
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! Titles include "Ramadan In Space Time", "Neveen", "Kleopatra", "Mervat", and "Oriental Mood". CD
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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut ... LP
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! Titles include "Ramadan In Space Time", "Neveen", "Kleopatra", "Mervat", and "Oriental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernst ReijsegerChronicle – Ernst Reijseger & Werner Herzog Film Scores ... CD
Caldera (Italy), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $26.99
Sublime sounds from cellist Ernest Reijseger – an artist who we mostly know for his work in the field of improvised music, but who's also become one of the key soundtrack composers to work with director Werner Herzog over the past 20 years! In fact, it might well be said that Ernest is Werner's muse – as the pair work together so beautifully, in ways that provide musical illumination that's very different than in earlier Herzog films – as you'll hear over the course of this set of selections from films the pair have worked on together! All tracks feature some cello from Reijseger, sometimes with just a single second instrument – such as organ or piano – sometimes with additional instrumentation, and occasionally a bit of voice – and although the music here is pulled from a number of different films, the tracks have a very unified feel together. Includes work from the movies Rescue Dawn, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin, The White Diamond, My Son My Son, Salt & Fire, Fireball, and Family Romance LLC. CD
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Lalo SchifrinDirty Harry – The Original Score ... CD
Aleph, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lost bit of work by Lalo Schifrin – previously unissued recordings from the soundtrack of the original Dirty Harry film! We've been grooving to the Dirty Harry Anthology collection for years – as it features some of Lalo's best early 70s funky work – but the tunes on this set have never been compiled before, and together they represent a total of 22 tracks that offer up a whole new slice of Lalo's genius! On a number of tracks, the feel is very much in line with the famous Dirty Harry theme – often using some slight breakbeats to start out a track, then sliding into moody strings, weird sounds, and even some cool keyboard bits. There's a number of dark and atmospheric tracks as well – of the sort that were used during the spookier, tenser moments of the film – and they're laid out in a way that always hints at the next outburst of action! Titles include "Liquor Store Holdup", "City Hall", "The School Bus", "Off Duty", "Dawn Discovery", "Scorpio Takes The Bait", "No More Lies Girl", "Harry's Hot Dog", and "Main Title". CD

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Phoebe SnowSecond Childhood ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A 70s classic from Phoebe Snow – one of those records that it seemed like everybody had to own back in the day – and for good reason! Phoebe's vocals are wonderful – laidback, but inflected with plenty of personality – at times kind of hovering in a 70s space between Minnie Riperton and Joni Mitchell, but often underscored with some folksy acoustic guitar – which makes for a nice contrast to the jazzy backings! Arrangements are a masterpiece of understatement – really letting Snow's spirit come right up front in the mix – and our hat's off to Pat Williams for some great work on the record. Titles include "Two Fisted Love", "Inspired Insanity", "Pre-Dawn Imagination", "All Over", "Isn't It A Shame", "Sweet Disposition", and "No Regrets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Bob ThompsonSound Of Speed ... LP
Dot, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
Jazzy orchestral sweep spiked with actual vehicular sounds – groovy, groovy sounds from San Francisco reared arranger Bob Thompson – his rare early easy listening conceptual gem Sound Of Speed cut outside after a few gems for RCA at the dawn of the 60s! RCA/Victor released some late 50s/early 60s Thompson efforts full of HiFi orchestral grooves, and this one, recorded in Italy by the Orchestra dei Concerti de Rom while Thompson was on temporary leave from RCA, buzzes along with a cheekier, groovier charm thanks to the transport theme – with soaring numbers dedicated to and including the sounds of diesel trains, motor scooters, ocean liners, jet planes, speed boats, roadsters and streetcars. Titles include "Super Chief", "Midnight Sailing", "La Vespa", "Three Wheeler Waltz", "Star Fire", "Surrey Serenade", "Early-Bird Whirly-Bird" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear and aging, a Stereophonic sticker in front, and a small sticker in back.)

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Stanley TurrentineDon't Mess With Mister T ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1973. Used ... $7.99
Stanley Turrentine meets Bob James – on a record that's one of the 70s classics on CTI! Bob James handles the arrangements – with that laidback, mellowfunky approach to jazz that he helped pioneer at the time – lots of modal chords in the rhythms, and these wonderfully soulful solos by the great Stan himself! James plays keyboards on the set – and Harold Mabern adds some piano too – and the lineup also includes the mighty Eric Gale on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums. Titles include the great title cut – a remake of Marvin Gaye's "Don't Mess With Mister T", plus "Too Blue", "Two For T", and "I Could Never Repay Your Love". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Harlem Dawn", "Mississippi City Strut", and "Don't Mess With Mister T" in an alternate take. CD
(Out of print.)

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Piero UmilianiSmog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale (180 gram vinyl plus bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing out on a handful of rare recordings like this one – quite different than their American material of a few years before! Baker is especially striking – with lead solos that have a great sense of compression, and a depth of soul that really move beyond the Pacific Jazz recordings. And Merrill is wonderful, too – with that special flavor she only ever seemed to open up when she went overseas – and got to move into more unusual settings. But the real star is Umiliani throughout – balancing modern impulses with late night jazz in a way that really points the way towards his later scores in the 60s – but which is already nearly perfect here! Titles include "Smog" (done in instrumental and vocal versions by Baker and Merrill), plus "Dawn", "Tensione", "Tops", "California In The Summer", "Hollywood Tonight", "Bowling", and "Twilight At Los Angeles". LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Africa ... CD
Liuto/Dialogo (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A totally wonderful set of sound library work from the legendary Piero Umiliani, working here under the name of Zalla – a set that mixes his great ear for electronic elements with some warm acoustic instrumentation too – a blend of percussion, baritone flute, and even a bit of marimba – the last of which is employed to resonate with balafon styles from Africa! The approach is great – kind of an extension of the soundtrack styles that Umiliani did in the 60s, with a 70s-styled take on exotica – maybe a bit like the famous EMI Studio 2 albums from Mandingo. There's some great jazz players in the lineup too – including flute work from Gino Marianacci, whose tone is tremendous – and titles include "Savana", "Green Dawn", "Sortilege", "Echoes", "Folk Tune", "Drums Suspense", "Africa To-Day", and "Rhythmical Stress". CD
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Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Africa ... LP
Liuto/Dialogo (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A totally wonderful set of sound library work from the legendary Piero Umiliani, working here under the name of Zalla – a set that mixes his great ear for electronic elements with some warm acoustic instrumentation too – a blend of percussion, baritone flute, and even a bit of marimba – the last of which is employed to resonate with balafon styles from Africa! The approach is great – kind of an extension of the soundtrack styles that Umiliani did in the 60s, with a 70s-styled take on exotica – maybe a bit like the famous EMI Studio 2 albums from Mandingo. There's some great jazz players in the lineup too – including flute work from Gino Marianacci, whose tone is tremendous – and titles include "Savana", "Green Dawn", "Sortilege", "Echoes", "Folk Tune", "Drums Suspense", "Africa To-Day", and "Rhythmical Stress". LP, Vinyl record album
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Viktor Vaughn (MF Doom)Vaudeville Villain ... CD
Sound Ink/Get On Down, 2003. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98 On February 4, 2022
Another album of MF Doom lunacy, this one under his newfangled Viktor Vaughn guise. Production by King Honey, Max Bill, RJD2 and others. Tracks include "Vaudville Villian", "The Drop", "Lactose & Lecithin", "A Dead Mouse", "Rae Dawn", "Modern Day Mugging", "Open Mic Night", "Never Dead" featuring M. Sayyid, "Peaceto" with RJD2 and more. CD
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Grover Washington JrIn The Name Of Love – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1984 (Paradise/Winelight/Come Morning/Best Is Yet To Come/Inside Moves/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com/Elektra (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99 51.99
A great run of music from Grover Washington Jr – five full albums, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Paradise – one of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier years, to a level of ultimate economy that really leaves us breathless. Grover hits a rarified level here that we'd only reserve for a small few – like Steely Dan or The Crusaders, both groups who teeter on the same brink, and make it work perfectly. Titles include "Asia's Theme", "Tell Me About It Now", "Feel It Comin", "Icey", and "The Answer In Your Eyes". Winelight is a smooth smooth classic from Grover Washington Jr – a set that has a classy image on the cover, and a classic groove within – a completely sublime blend of jazz, soul, and funk, all given the sort of masterful finish that you might have found on the best records by The Crusaders at the time! The difference, though, is that Washington's the lead soloist throughout – crafting some especially nice lines on his trademark soprano sax – which he used in ways that made him one of the most important mainstream jazz artists of his time – and one of the few to really open the doors of the music to folks who might not have been listening otherwise. Grover's sense of space and timing is wonderful throughout – and titles include the classic debut with Bill Withers on "Just The Two Of Us" –plus "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". On Come Morning, Grover Washington blows over some great arrangements from William Eaton – full, but lean too – and with the same sort of slinky groove that always worked best for Grover back at Kudu Records! The sound is tight, but never too slick – that magically soulful approach that always made Grover a real standout from his contemporaries – one of the few cats who could smooth out jazz without ever losing its soul – thanks to lots of well-crafted lead lines on soprano sax! Titles include "East River Drive", "Jamming", "Little Black Samba", "Be Mine", and "Reaching Out". Best Is Yet To Come is a set that strongly continues the special spirit that Grover Washington brought to his music during the Elektra Records years – as one of the few artists who really found a way to move forward from the style of 70s jazz funk, but not fall into some of the smoother jazz cliches that were about to envelop his contemporaries! Part of the strength of the record lies in Grover's strongly soul-based sense of timing – allowing for just the right amount of space between the notes to remind you that you're listening to a jazz soloist first and foremost, even when a guest like Patti Labelle might step in for a bit of vocals. Titles include "Brazilian Memories", "Mixty Motions", "Can You Dig It", "I'll Be With You", "Things Are Getting Better", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Inside Moves has Washington soaring to the skies on soprano sax – as expressive a voice on the record as any soul singer might be – and maybe even more so on the few spots that do include vocals. Jon Lucien sings a bit on the record – and if you read these pages, you know how much we love him – but Grover's still the giant here, with a sense of timing and phrasing that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match in a setting like this. Titles include "Jet Stream", "Sassy Stew", "Dawn Song", "Inside Moves", "Watching You Watching Me", and "Secret Stew". 5CD set features 19 more bonus tracks – all the single edits of songs from the albums! CD

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Wee GeeHold On (To Your Dreams) ... LP
Cotillion, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
Great smooth soul from Wee Gee – a wonderful little record from the dawn of the 80s! The album's a great one, thanks largely to Vernon Bullock, who wrote, arranged, and produced with that uptempo modern style that he brought to his best work of the 70s. The soaring title track is a 10+ minute epic that really transcends – hitting an emotional groove early and holding it throughout – and the rest of the tunes are just as nice! Wee Gee's a pretty decent vocalist – and the lofty arrangements keep him in the groove in a mode that's similar to some of Lamont Dozier's best work. The keys and synthesizers are nice – never oversteeped in ways that mired modern soul later in the decade and they go very will with the larger arrangements! Titles include "Hold On (To Your Dreams)", "Let Me Lay With You", "You've Been A Part Of Me", "Remember The Love", and "Don't Make Me The Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
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