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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a stringed instrument being plucked – while at others, you can definitely hear the percussive resonance of the piano performance as well – on tracks that occasionally feature some other percussion or light instrumentation, and which are all improvisations that were done for radio in the late 50s and early 60s. The set features a total of 14 tracks in all – really mind-bending, other-worldly music. CD
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... LP 22.99

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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a stringed instrument being plucked – while at others, you can definitely hear the percussive resonance of the piano performance as well – on tracks that occasionally feature some other percussion or light instrumentation, and which are all improvisations that were done for radio in the late 50s and early 60s. The set features a total of 14 tracks in all – really mind-bending, other-worldly music. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... CD 12.99

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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a stringed instrument being plucked – while at others, you can definitely hear the percussive resonance of the piano performance as well – on tracks that occasionally feature some other percussion or light instrumentation, and which are all improvisations that were done for radio in the late 50s and early 60s. This second volume features 14 more tracks that are every bit as lovely as the music on the first volume in this collection – completely transcendent, with a sound you'll not soon forget! CD
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... LP 22.99

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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a stringed instrument being plucked – while at others, you can definitely hear the percussive resonance of the piano performance as well – on tracks that occasionally feature some other percussion or light instrumentation, and which are all improvisations that were done for radio in the late 50s and early 60s. This second volume features 14 more tracks that are every bit as lovely as the music on the first volume in this collection – completely transcendent, with a sound you'll not soon forget! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... CD 14.99

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VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 21.98
Rare work from the Jamaican scene – music recorded in the years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae – and which shows an even stronger influence from American music than some of those later styles! The sound is every bit the doo wop that the title promises – songs that feature wonderful vocalizations and fantastic harmonies – often with very little instrumentation in the mix – maybe a drum, a piano line, or a saxophone – recorded in ways that really let the singers step up front in the mix! Titles include "Have Faith In Me" by Jiving Juniors, "Now You Want To Cry" by Prince Buster & The Charmers, "I Love My Teacher" by Chuck & Dobby, "Call Your Name Forever" by The Blues Busters, "I Love You Forever" by The Echoes Celestials, "Hear My Cry" by Wilfred Jackie Edwards, "Guilty Convict" by Rupert Edwards, "Julie" by The Moonlighters, and "Worried Over You" by Keith & Enid. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 3 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 21.98
A third healthy dose of music from the early years of the Jamaican scene – work that's a direct precursor to the trio group soul mode of the rocksteady years, and which provides a great bridge into the way that American soul music went on to have such a strong influence on reggae! The "doo wop" in the title is key here – as these tracks are definitely heavy on harmonies and lighter on instrumentation – very much tied to American expressions of the genre, and delivered by artists who'd both go on to later fame, and disappear in the shifting sands of time. Titles include "My Heaven" by Alton & Eddie, "Sweet As An Angel" by Jiving Juniors, "First Time We Met" by Annette & Shenley, "Dream Girl" by Ricketts & Rowe, "Don't You Know" by The Moonlighters, "I'll Always Call Your Name" by Belltones, "Never Go Away" by Wilfred Jackie Edwards, "Change Of Mind" by Higgs & Wilson, and "I've Done You Wrong" by The Blues Busters. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vols 1 to 3 ... CD
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
Very early work from the Jamaican scene – a set that includes cuts by artists who'd later record classic tracks in the rocksteady years, but who here are working in a much different mode! The title is plenty apt, but only gets at part of the sound – as this isn't straight doo wop as you'd know from the American scene, but instead some early group harmony – of the sort that would flourish even more strongly on famous Jamaican trio recordings of the late 60s – handled here with much more stripped-down instrumentation, and a shifting set of rhythms that mixes US influences with other more Caribbean modes. Titles include "Muriel" by Alton & Eddie, "Dearest Darling" by Jiving Juniors, "Til The End Of Time" by Chuck & Dobby, "Dearest Beverly" by Jimmy Cliff, "Heavenly Angel" by Laurel Aitken, "Do You Know" by Owen & Millie, "I'm Going Back" by The Charmers, "Diamonds & Pearls" by Dobby Dobson, "Album Of Memory" by The Mellowlarks, "Have Faith In Me" by Jiving Juniors, "Now You Want To Cry" by Prince Buster & The Charmers, "I Love My Teacher" by Chuck & Dobby, "Call Your Name Forever" by The Blues Busters, "I Love You Forever" by The Echoes Celestials, "Hear My Cry" by Wilfred Jackie Edwards, "Guilty Convict" by Rupert Edwards, "Julie" by The Moonlighters, "Worried Over You" by Keith & Enid, "My Heaven" by Alton & Eddie, "Sweet As An Angel" by Jiving Juniors, "First Time We Met" by Annette & Shenley, "Dream Girl" by Ricketts & Rowe, "Don't You Know" by The Moonlighters, "I'll Always Call Your Name" by Belltones, "Never Go Away" by Wilfred Jackie Edwards, "Change Of Mind" by Higgs & Wilson, and "I've Done You Wrong" by The Blues Busters. CD

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VariousLondon Pirate Radio Adverts 1984 to 1993 – Vol 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
A really cool record that's exactly what you'd expect from the title – a selection of rare ads from a moment when pirate radio had reemerged on the London scene – at a time when the limitations of the BBC forced independent broadcasters to move around the city, shifting locations to invade the airwaves with some of the most progressive soul, club, and hip hop of the time! 60s pirate radio has gotten plenty of coverage over the world – but this mainland variety of later years was even riskier and more exciting – and, by the mid 90s, created some larger space in British commercial radio for the kind of music the BBC and bigger stations were ignoring. Given the ephemeral nature of broadcasting, a set like this is a crucial window onto this key musical moment – and the flurry of ads and promos makes it feel like you've been able to somehow turn your radio into a magical time machine! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousI Had The Craziest Dream – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London Vol 1 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The British scene of the 50s was a hotbed of new musical activity in jazz – partly because of the energy that's always been associated with the city of London and music – but also because new waves of immigration were seeing all sorts of fresh styles coming to the British shores! Both of those modes are definitely in play here – in a stunning showcase of some of the hippest jazz that was bubbling forth in the UK during the postwar years – some with top-shelf soloists who'd go on to achieve even more in the 60s – some with lesser-known players who really shine in the company of the others! Titles include "Wilton's Mood" by Wilton Gaynair, "Hi Ya Mr Jackson" by Tony Hall, "Spiritual Blues" by Joe Harriott, "Nelson's Column" by Eddie Thompson, "it Don't Mean A Thing" by Tony Kinsey with Joe Harriott, "Hootin" by The Jazz Five, "Morning Blue" by Shake Keane, "Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha" by Ginger Mofolunsho Johnson, and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" by Don Rendell. CD

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✨✧ VariousI Had The Craziest Dream – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London Vol 2 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The city of London was a key center of new jazz activity in the postwar years – partly due to the music's spreading popularity from American sources, but also due to the crumbling colonial structure of the British Empire – which saw residents of other nations arriving in the city, bringing their own musical styles to help create new traditions on the British scene! This well-done set is definitely a great example of that interplay – as much of the music here isn't just British players trying to copy American jazz – but instead all sorts of new directions served up both by natives and newcomers, with some of the best sounds coming in a combination of the two. Titles include "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "Wail" by Jimmy Deuchar/Victor Feldman Quintet, "Old Devil Moon" by Shake Keane and the Pat Smythe Trio, "Sweet & Lovely" by Dizzy Reece, "Fascinating Rhythm" by Tony Kinsey with Joe Harriott, "Autumn In Cuba" by London Jazz Quartet, "Fidel "by Shake Keane, "Free" by Stan Tracey, "Blues For Those Who Thus Desire" by Tubby Hayes, and "Body & Soul" by Eddie Thompson. CD

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✨✧ VariousI Had The Craziest Dream – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London Vol 3 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the deepest-digging volume in this really great series – a set that goes past the obvious to show all the many new styles of modern jazz that were brewing up in the British scene at the end of the 50s! The sounds here aren't just bop, but a nice variety of modern modes that bring as much sophisticated scoring and arrangement to play, as they do focus on inventive instrumentation and phrasing from the players! A few numbers are breathtaking tracks by larger groups, others are small combo material – and titles include "Elegy" by Victor Feldman, "Vertigo" by Steve Race Bop Group, "Regrets" by Shake Keane & Michael Garrick, "Fallonology" by All Star Sextet, "Dance Of The Zombies" by Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists, "12 By 5" by Tommy Whittle, "Deep Forest" by Dill Jones, and "The Way You Look Tonight" by Wilton Gaynair. CD

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✨✧ VariousLonging For The Shadow – Ryukoka Recordings 1921 to 1939 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, 1920s/1930s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Enigmatic sounds from the early years of the recording industry in Japan – served up in a style billed as ryukoka, which mixes older elements of traditional music with some of the newer flavors emerging from the west in the early 20th century! To our ears, these tunes still sound very traditional overall – but because of the lack of recordings, we also can't tell you what the Japanese music sounded like a generation before – and the whole package is a wonderful presentation of lost relics from the shellac era, similar to sets of this nature from Dust To Digital (although not in a larger book format.) CD features 16 tracks in all – work by Yayoi Tanaka, Mitsuko Nemoto, Ichiro Fujiyama, Chiyako Sato, Otomaru, Hamako Watanabe, Seki Taneko, Kouta Katutaro, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very early work from the Jamaican scene – a set that includes cuts by artists who'd later record classic tracks in the rocksteady years, but who here are working in a much different mode! The title is plenty apt, but only gets at part of the sound – as this isn't straight doo wop as you'd know from the American scene, but instead some early group harmony – of the sort that would flourish even more strongly on famous Jamaican trio recordings of the late 60s – handled here with much more stripped-down instrumentation, and a shifting set of rhythms that mixes US influences with other more Caribbean modes. Titles include "Muriel" by Alton & Eddie, "Dearest Darling" by Jiving Juniors, "Til The End Of Time" by Chuck & Dobby, "Dearest Beverly" by Jimmy Cliff, "Heavenly Angel" by Laurel Aitken, "Do You Know" by Owen & Millie, "I'm Going Back" by The Charmers, "Diamonds & Pearls" by Dobby Dobson, and "Album Of Memory" by The Mellowlarks. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Third Ear BandMosaics – The Albums 1969 to 1972 (Alchemy/Third Ear Band/Music From Macbeth) (3CD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of important albums from this very unique group – brought together here in a single package! First up is Alchemy – the amazing first album from Third Ear Band – a set that's maybe even more distinct than some of their later, better-known recordings! These guys emerged in the British scene at the end of the 60s – but they're not really psych, or prog – and although they have a love of ancient sounds, they're also not in any of the territory that was being explored by acid folk groups of the time! Instead, they've got this wonderful all-acoustic blend of reeds, stringed instruments, and percussion – all with a feel that seems to link together centuries with its own organic energy, but which also gives a bit of a nod to freer jazz elements of the time. At points, these guys almost sound like a looser, more-jamming version of Penguin Cafe Orchestra – but that's only part of the approach – as things are very unique throughout, in a blend of tablas, hand drums, oboe, recorder, viola, violin, cello, and slide pipes – served up on titles that include "Druid One", "Lark Rise", "Ghetto Raga" and "Stone Circle". Next is the self-titled Third Ear Band record – key material from one of the most unique groups of the early prog years – as they dropped the electricity of most of their contemporaries, and instead serve up their sounds in a blend of oboe, violin, cello, and percussion – all with really amazing results! There's currents of free jazz in the music at times – especially on the Leroy Jenkins-like violin – but the percussion also grounds the music nicely – and really keeps the whole group tied to the planet with an organic, almost timeless current – a good thing too, as the titles are all based on the elements – "Air", "Earth", "Fire", and "Water". Last up is their very unique Music From Macbeth – an imagined soundtrack handled in a wonderful way –Shakespeare never sounded so compelling before – given a very cool soundtrack by the Third Ear Band, who were moved to work on this project in collaboration with director Roman Polanski! The music is fantastic away from the film – very different than some of the group's earlier records, and a lot more eerie too – as some of their usual string and reed elements almost take on an electronic vibe in the process! Most tracks are very spacious and open, with the violin and oboe crafting some especially sharp, angular sounds – almost as if the group were let loose in some sort of analogue electronic studio. Titles include "The Beach", "The Banquet", "Dagger & Death", "Bear Baiting", "Groom's Dance", "Prophetics", and "Wicca Way". CD

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachMore Study In Brown ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1955. Used ... $2.99
A great follow up to the legendary Study In Brown album – featuring work recorded by Clifford Brown in the 50s, but not issued until nearly 30 years later, in this Japanese-collected batch of rare material! As with the original album, the core group on the record features Clifford Brown on trumpet, Max Roach on drums, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – plus Harold Land on most of the tenor tracks, replaced by Sonny Rollins on a few more – showing a shift that would occur in the group shortly after Brown's death. The focus is a bit more strongly on Clifford Brown's trumpet work than some of the other Brown/Roach albums – but is still a great group effort overall – and tracks are shortish and very tight, with titles that include "The Blues Walk", "Jordu", "Mildama", "Land's End", and "Junior's Arrival". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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ExcitersSoul Motion – The Complete Bang, Shout, & RCA Recordings 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Bang/Shout/RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Incredible work by The Exciters – material we totally love to death, most of which is a lot harder-hitting than the group's earlier hits in the 60s! The package pulls together their post-UA recordings for the Bang, Shout, and RCA labels – the first to of which are represented by singles, the last by a full LP and some great extra material from 45s – all of which is really incredible stuff that moves way past any pop soul expectations you may have! Production is by Bert Berns on the non-RCA material, and Larry Banks on the RCA sides – and both producers bring an incredibly hip sound to the recordings, mixing the unique deep soul lead of Brenda Reid with some very groovy backings – arranged by Artie Butler, George Patterson, and Teacho Wiltshire, all of whom bring something unique to the mix. The force of these sides is amazing – almost a revolution in female soul, captured in the history of one group – and the booklet features very full notes on the girls, culled from interviews, and telling the story of their legendary years in the 60s. CD contains all of the legendary Caviar & Chitlins LP, plus lots of singles – 21 tracks that include "Take One Step I'll Take Two", "Soul Motion", "Number One", "A Little Bit Of Soap", "Number One", "You Don't Know What You're Missing", "Blowing Up My Mind", "Movin Too Slow", "Turn Me On", "A Year Ago", "You Got Me", "Always", "Fight That Feelin", "Give It All", and "Weddings Make Me Cry". CD

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Antonio Carlos JobimMan From Ipanema (disc 2 missing!!!) ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
A beautiful package – as beautiful as the music of Jobim, and one of the true fitting tributes to his genius! The set is a retrospective of the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and it features tracks that stretch back to his early recordings for Verve, CTI, and Philips (from both the US and Brazil), work he did with other artists (including Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Elis Regina), and even recent work recorded slightly before his death. The booklet is every bit as beautiful as the music – an origami-like affair, with paper and plastic folding out to reveal some great notes and biographical information on Jobim, offering one of the coolest packages you've ever seen to hold the set's 3 CDs! Titles include "Wave", "Waters Of March", "Agua De Beber", "Bonita", "Photograph", "Dreamer", and so much more – and there's a total of 55 songs packaged with the 60 page booklet! CD
(Out of print. Sleeve is slightly aged at one end, but nice overall.)

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Lee MorganLive At The Lighthouse (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used 3CD ... $49.99
An incredible album from Lee Morgan – one of his last records ever, and a set that shows a whole new promise in his music – one that was sadly unfulfilled as a result of his tragic early death. The songs hare are all quite long – stretched out live numbers, but never in a way that's overindulgent (especially in comparison to some of Lee's Blue Note contemporaries) – and put together with a level of creativity and imagination that's simply stunning! Lee's in a beautifully searching mode here – stretching out on his solos, and hitting spaces we never would have imagined in his work even a few short years before. The rest of the group's great too – and include Bennie Maupin on flute, tenor, and bass clarinet, Harold Mabern on piano, Jymie Merritt on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums. Titles include "The Beehive", "Neophilia", "Nommo", and "Absolutions". Plus, this 3CD set features triple the amount of material on the original set – which was already an extended one – 8 more bonus cuts that include "Aon", "Yunjanna", "416 East 10th Street", "I Remember Britt", and "Peyote". CD
(Out of print 3CD version. Case has minor wear at the corners but is otherwise in really nice shape, and discs look great! Cutout mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ ExcitersSoul Motion – The Complete Bang, Shout, & RCA Recordings 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Bang/Shout/RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work by The Exciters – material we totally love to death, most of which is a lot harder-hitting than the group's earlier hits in the 60s! The package pulls together their post-UA recordings for the Bang, Shout, and RCA labels – the first to of which are represented by singles, the last by a full LP and some great extra material from 45s – all of which is really incredible stuff that moves way past any pop soul expectations you may have! Production is by Bert Berns on the non-RCA material, and Larry Banks on the RCA sides – and both producers bring an incredibly hip sound to the recordings, mixing the unique deep soul lead of Brenda Reid with some very groovy backings – arranged by Artie Butler, George Patterson, and Teacho Wiltshire, all of whom bring something unique to the mix. The force of these sides is amazing – almost a revolution in female soul, captured in the history of one group – and the booklet features very full notes on the girls, culled from interviews, and telling the story of their legendary years in the 60s. CD contains all of the legendary Caviar & Chitlins LP, plus lots of singles – 21 tracks that include "Take One Step I'll Take Two", "Soul Motion", "Number One", "A Little Bit Of Soap", "Number One", "You Don't Know What You're Missing", "Blowing Up My Mind", "Movin Too Slow", "Turn Me On", "A Year Ago", "You Got Me", "Always", "Fight That Feelin", "Give It All", and "Weddings Make Me Cry". CD
Also available Soul Motion – The Complete Bang, Shout, & RCA Recordings 1966 to 1969 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ JBsFood For Thought/Doing It To Death/Damn Right I Am Somebody ... CD
People/Robinsongs (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Essential funk in a single set – three killer albums from James Brown's legendary backing group! First up is Food For Thought – the classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! Doing It To Death is an incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group playing hard, long, and loud, in the free funk improvisational mode that was James' real contribution to the music at the time. The tracks are all incredibly long, with James at the forefront, egging the band on with shouts and comments – but also letting them open up large instrumentally, playing in a mode that's as much jazz as it is funky soul. The whole thing's peppered with some nice shorter segues between tracks – but the long cuts are the winners, and are some of the best funk ever recorded! Titles include "Mo Peas", "Doing It To Death", "La Di Da La Di Day", "You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks & I'll Be Straight", and "Sucker". Last up is Damn Right I Am Somebody – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. The grooves then kick in – with the same heavy funk as on earlier records, but also a nice nod towards experimental production – from strange fade ups and fade downs, to stark time and rhythm changes, and even bits of electronics used to create some very cool moments in the grooves! The whole thing's as dead funky as can be, and is stuffed with insane classics like "Blow Your Head", "Same Beat", "Damn Right I am Somebody", "I'm Payin' Taxes, What am I Buyin'", and a great cover of Marvin Gaye's "You Sure Love to Ball"! CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganComplete Live At The Lighthouse (8CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package – and a dream come true for all of us at Dusty Groove – as the set features a ton of never-issued material from one of our favorite albums ever, by one of our favorite trumpet players of all time! Lee Morgan was really on a run when he stepped into the Lighthouse club in July of 1970 – soaring with a new sense of spirit that was captured on his final records before his too-early death – set loose here in a live setting that has Morgan and the group bristling with a new sort imagination on all sorts of extended performances! The Lighthouse was the home of cool jazz performances back in the 50s – but here, the locale is completely transformed – thanks to work from Lee on trumpet, Harold Mabern on piano, Jymie Merritt on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and the great Bennie Maupin on tenor, flute, and bass clarinet – all rolling out with energy that's a lot more Strata East than Blue Note! The original 2LP set was expanded to a 3CD version in the 90s – but this massive collection brings together all the tremendous work from the performances – all of it completely essential, thanks to the sense of variety and inventiveness on the long solos that make up the tracks. Titles include versions of "Speedball", "Yunjana", "I Remember Britt", "Absolutions", "Something Like This", "The Beehive", "Neophilia", "Pyeote", "Aon", "416 East 10th Street", "Nommo", and the coolest version of "Sidewinder" you'll ever hope to hear. Newly remastered – with over four hours of never-heard music! CD

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Chris BellI Am The Cosmos (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ardent/Omnivore, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
The legendary lost masterpiece of Chris Bell – an "album" that was only pulled together many years after his tragic early death, as a solo revelation of the genius that Bell had brought to the first album by Big Star! The tracks are incredible – with plenty to love if you love Big Star, but also maybe a more confident sort of presentation – as if, with any strange turn of psyche, Bell would have been able to rise into 70s pop stardom – had so many forces not conspired against him. Even before the release of the material in the early 90s, the sounds within seemed to have inspire some of the best on the forefront of creative underground work in the 80s – and from the perspective of the 21st Century, the whole thing's one of those records that now feels as if it's been perfectly placed in the legacy it deserves – every bit as magical now as when it was recorded. Titles include the classic "You & Your Sister", plus "Look Up", "I Got Kinda Lost", "There Was A Light", "Fight At The Table", "Make A Scene", "Better Save Yourself", "Speed Of Sound", and "I Am The Cosmos". This huge 35-track, 2CD package features far more material than any previous issue – really reviving the lost recorded legacy of Chris Bell with a lot of unreleased work, and some other rare music too. In addition to a lot of unusual variations and mixes of album tracks, the set includes the rare collaborations "In My Darkest Hour", "So Long Baby", and "Stay With Me" – all wrapped up in a big set with copious notes on Bell and his music. CD

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Tony BurkillWork Money Death ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 28.99
Tony Burkill might be making a goofy face on the cover, but the album's a dead-serious effort from a saxophonist we hope to hear more from in years to come! The style here is a solid, soulful mode that really hearkens back to the best modal moments of the late 60s and early 70s – rhythms that seem to borrow an influence from African styles, but fused into a jazz mode that's got the soaring spirit of the post-Coltrane generation – very specifically like the hippest work on the Milestone or Black Jazz labels in the early 70s – work that would be a flawless match for Burkill's style here! Tony's got a really rich tone on the tenor – raspy and full at the same time, and really diving to the depths as he expresses himself on his solos – driven strongly by the bass of Neil Innes, who also co-wrote all the tunes with Burkill – with drums from Sam Hobbs, piano and organ from George Cooper, and percussion from Pete Williams. The whole thing's amazing – rock-solid, no-nonsense, and filled with soul and spirit. Titles include "At Odds With the World", "Out Of A Shooting Star", "Beginning & End", "Work Money Death", and "Third Of All Numbers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn EP (with comic book) ... LP
Tannen/Record Kicks (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
An obscure set of unreleased work from this very cool group – material recorded in New York around the same time as their third album – and issued here as maybe a slight appendix to that classic set! The group's always had a classic cinematic approach to funk – heavy on 70s influences, which here seem even more stripped to the core – served up in a raw groove that almost makes the whole thing feel like some initial studio jams that were used as demo tracks for a more fully-fleshed cop/crime soundtrack – done here with lots of heavy drums, guitar with effects, sweet keyboards, and even some sax and flute! Titles include "Death Dies", "Tema Di Alice", "Bushwick Nigeria", "Tema Del Padrino", "Broccolino Funk", and "New York By Night". LP, Vinyl record album
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Reverend Gary DavisLet Us Get Together ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 22.99
Two rare concert performances from the Reverend Gary Davis – both from a time when his talents were finally getting the exposure they deserved, and presented in stunning showcases like this! CD1 features a performance from Portland, in 1969 – recorded with a gritty edge, but a great sense of clarity that really brings out the complicated phrasing that Davis brings to his guitar, alongside vocals that burst out with a sense of power that's very distinctive, and maybe even more expressive than on some of his other albums of the period. Titles include "Samson & Delilah", "Death Don't Have No Mercy", "Molly", "Candy Man", "The Hunting Dog", and "I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long". CD2 features a set of similar vintage – recorded in Seattle in 1967 – maybe a bit folksier in presentation than the Portland performance, but equally powerful – on titles that include "Cincinnati Flow Rag", "Come Down To See Me Sometime", "Old Time Religion", "Let Us Get Together", "She's Funny That Way", "Make Believe Stunt", and "I'm Gonna Sit Down On The Banks Of The River". CD

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Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD

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Bill EvansConsecration 1 – The Last ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1980. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a week before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Tracks include "Emily", "Two Lonely People", "Knit For Mary F", "Polka Dots & Monbeams", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Re Person I Knew". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie HancockDeath Wish - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A killer 70s soundtrack from Herbie Hancock! The record takes the funky style that Herbie was cutting with the Headhunters, and blends it with some more sophisticated scoring that's top in the 70s action and blacksploitation modes – perfect for the dark theme of the movie's story. There's loads of funky bits with strings gliding over the top, and some more open-ended numbers with the sort of odd instrumentation and jazzy riffing that you'd find in Herbie's wilder numbers from the time. Cuts include "Death Wish", "Paint Her Mouth", "Rich Country", "Striking Back", and "Last Stop" – and side two is the full "Suite Revenge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring and edge wear.)

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Home Boy & The COLHome Boy & The COL (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Alwest/P-Vine (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
That's underground funk legend Cecil Lyde on the cover – and the music here is very much in keeping with his 80s sense of style – plenty of sweet keyboards, beats, and basslines – all served up in catchy little tunes with plenty of electro elements around the edges! The whole album has a wonderfully playful, groovy sort of vibe – very catchy songs topped with Cecil's light vocal lines, which breeze along perfectly with the rhythms! A rare 80s groove classic – with titles that include "Money's Funny Change Is Strange", "Home Boy's Revenge", "Funk Yourself To Death", "You Bring Out The Love", "Love Was The Cost", "I'll Make It On My Own", and "Can't Get Enough". CD

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Henry KaiserIce Death ... LP
Parachute, 1977. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Excellent early work from Henry Kaiser – recorded back at a time when his music was still bracing and new, and done in a style that's held up surprisingly well over the years! The album features Kaiser improvising on electric guitar, plus a bit of acoustic – and guest players include John Oswald on alto, Laurel Sprigg on cello and voice, Eugene Chadbourne on acoustic guitar, and Henry Kutnz on tenor. Overall, tracks are spare and often quite short – and titles include "Dali's Car", "Bagpipes", "Old Missouri", "Welcome Space Friends", "Wind Crystals", "Ice Death", and "Harry The Possum". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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Beverly KenneyWhat Is There To Say? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1954/1958. Used ... $24.99
Rare work from 50s vocalist Beverly Kenney – a selection of material that stands nicely alongside her commercially-released albums of the time! Kenney first burst on the scene with a flourish, then recorded only briefly before her all-too-soon death in 1960 – so the unreleased gems here really do a lot towards filling in her small catalog of music – and offer up some surprising slices of work pulled from TV and radio performances in 1954 and 1958. Backing is by a group with Roland Hanna on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass on some tracks – and by The Skitch Henderson Orchestra on others – and titles include the Kenney originals "I Hate Rock & Roll" and "I Don't Believe In Love" – the latter of which is sung by Diane Hubka, in a recent performance added to this package. Other vintage songs include "The More I See You", "Swing & Sway", "Charleston Fling", "I'm Ready For The Show", "Tappin Out A Merry Beat", and "What Is There To Say" – plus a short interview with Beverly. CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Booker LittleBooker Little Featuring George Coleman – Complete Recordings (Booker Little & Friend/Booker Little 4 & Max Roach) ... CD
Bethlehem/United Artists/Lonehill (Spain), 1958/1961. Used ... $7.99
2 of the best studio albums from the legendary trumpeter Booker Little – back to back on 1 CD! The first 7 tracks on the set are from the Bethlehem album Booker Little & Friend – a fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death, and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! The lineup includes Julian Preister, George Coleman, and Pete La Roca, and the groove is tight modern hard bop all the way through. An excellent album, and one of the best recordings ever on Bethlehem – with tracks that include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". Next up are 6 tracks from the album Booker Little 4 & Max Roach – recorded for United Artists in 1958, at a time when Little was in the Max Roach band. The album is virtually a Max Roach session, as it features regular Roach group members Coleman and Little – plus bassist Art Davis and pianist Tommy Flanagan – all of whom fall perfectly into line behind Roach's masterful drumming on tracks like "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". 13 tracks in all. CD

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Elizabeth PartridgeThis Land Was Made For You & Me – The Life & Songs Of Woody Guthrie (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2002. New Copy Book ... $4.99 21.99
A stunner of of a biography on The Life And Songs Of Woody Guthrie – titled This Land Is Your Land, apporpriately enough – a National Book Award finalist for author Elizabeth Partridge! To research, Partridge spent time with Guthrie friends, peers, family and influencees, from Pete Seeger, to Woodie's children Arlo and Nora, and she covers Guthries life, songs, travel and world from the early teens in Okemah through his death in 1967 New York. Hardcover, 217 pages. Book

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Astor PiazzollaAmerican Clave Recordings (Tango Zero Hour/La Camorra/Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night) (3CD set) ... CD
American Clave/Nonesuch, Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $38.99 39.99
A stunning collection of work from one of the greatest periods in the career of this global music legend – material that gave Astor Piazzolla a chance to really stretch out and push some of the more modern ideas in his creations! First up is the incredible Zero Hour album – a fantastic late life album by the Argentine musical genius Astor Piazzolla – and a set that shows just how far he'd transformed the format of the tango along his musical path of the previous decades! The sound here is completely unique – with some elements of modern string quartet modes, avant jazz, and other styles – blended together with guitar, violin, piano, and bass next to Astor's completely sublime lines on bandoneon! The whole thing's a treasure, and if there's one record to hear by Piazzolla, this is it! Titles include "Tanguedia III", "Milonga Del Angel", "Concierto Para Quinteto", "Milonga Loca", and "Contrabajissimo". La Camorra is a record that features a slightly expanded concept on the ideas that Astor Piazzolla had unleashed with his Zero Hour album – all those incredible twists and turns he'd been using to transform Argentine modern music – roots in the tango, but expressions that are up there with some of the most creative 20th Century performances from other parts of the globe! As before, Piazzolla's bandoneon is at the center – but the inflections on piano and violin are also key too – on titles that include "Fugata", "Soledad", "Sur Los Suenos", and the longer "La Camorra" suite. Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night is the last album in a completely sublime run of records that Astor Piazzolla cut for the American Clave label – and a set that brings together all the new ideas he'd been forging over previous decades, with a clarity and focus that's still completely transformative all these many years later! The core instrumentation is in the quintet mode that Astor was preferring at the time – with tremendous lines on violin, guitar, and piano that burst out alongside his own work on bandoneon, augmented by some guest reed lines by Paquito D'Rivera as well. The album works fantastically as a unified suite of tracks – with expressivity between the numbers that heightens the power of the album from even Piazzolla's previous gems on the label – on titles that include "Street Tango", "Knife Fight", "Leonora's Song", "Butcher's Death", "Milonga For Three", "Bailongo", and "Leonoras' Love Theme". CD

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Otis ReddingBest Of Otis Redding (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A well-selected batch of work from one of the greatest soul singers of all time – and cuts that are presented here in rare mono mixes, all taken from the original mono tapes! The work includes important early sides that Redding cut at Stax Records – where he was the reigning star – plus a few issued after his untimely early death by Atlantic Records, who got their hands on Redding material that was still unreleased – and which gave Otis some of his biggest chart success in the years after he left the planet. The set list is fantastic throughout – the blueprint for so much deep soul to come from later generations – and the package features 16 titles that include "Mr Pitiful", "Stand By Me", "Pain In My Heart", "These Arms Of Mine", "That's How Strong My Love Is", "Respect", "My Girl", "Satisfaction", "Dock Of The Bay", "Hard To Handle", "I've Got Dreams To Remember", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Shake", and "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive blue vinyl pressing.)

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Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $54.99 59.99
The duo of Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron come together beautifully here – in a mode that echoes some of the duets that pianist Waldron recorded with other reedmen in the 70s and 80s, but which has an especially wonderful contribution from Shepp! Archie blows both tenor and soprano sax – and the warmth of his horn in later years is really perfect here – especially as the album's sometime of an update of Waldron's earlier Left Alone classic, recorded after the death of Billie Holiday at the end of the 50s. As with that one, the tunes here include some numbers very strongly tied to Billie's legacy, but the vibe is very different, and very personal along the lines of the spirit of Shepp and Waldron. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Blues For 52nd Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie Terrell & The Soul ExpeditionSoul Expedition ... LP
Lefevre Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99 About October 5, 2022
This one's billed as "the rarest funk album of all time" – but even if it wasn't, we'd still love it to death because it's so darn great! Freddie hails from the Georgia scene of the late 60s – and he's got a slow-burning approach to his music that mixes in a good dose of rough-edged deep soul vocals with the band's harder jamming approach – an earthy blend that really lives up to the obscure indie roots of the set. The production for the record is nicely messed-up too – done in a way that pulls out new colors and tones from the guitars and horns, giving the music a really unique quality that sets it apart from other funk albums of the time. Some cuts feature vocals, others are instrumental, and titles include "Itching", "Night Life", "Get Down On It", "I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To", "There Ain't Enough Time", and "We Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and obi!)

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VariousP&P Presents Happy Music & Friends – A Selection Of Classic & Cult Disco, Funk, & Soul ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
An amazing collection of grooves – all pulled from the legendary P&P Records family of labels from the New York underground – hand-selected by Japanese DJ/collectors Ken Hidaka and Frankie Valentine! If you don't know the P&P groove, this is a great place to start – as the label had a really unique, really wonderful sound – tracks from the disco era, but stripped down to their core – so that the rhythms are really raw, instrumentation is nice and funky, and most of the music has this searing power that's kept the P&P tracks on the hippest of dancefloors for decades! A number of the cuts have really cool electronics, some others bring in some old school modes, and there's an equal balance between vocals and instrumentals that really keeps things exciting. Titles include "I Got You Dancing" by Karisma with Jocelyn Brown, "Ain't It Time (inst)" by Queen Yahna, "Magic Carpet" by High Fidelity, "Pound For Pound" by Le'o Roy, "Spank Me (voc)" by Bobby Mann, "Smooth Talk (inst)" by Mr Fox, "Johnson Jumpin (12" mix)" by Johnson Products, "Got To Get Your Love (voc)" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Dance Freak" by Chain Reaction, "African Rock" by Licky, "Stomp Your Feet & Dance (voc)" by Kim Taylor, "Roller Rink Funk" by Shift, "New York's Movin" by Ahzz, "Shake Off That Dream (disco)" by Eddie Owen, and "Freaktime" by Scott Davis & The Movements. CD

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✨✧ Darrell BanksI'm The One Who Loves You – The Complete Volt Recordings (Here To Stay/bonus tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible package from the great Darrell Banks – a set that brings together his sublime Stax Records album, plus lots of rare bonus tracks too! The core record – Here To Stay – is incredible work from the great Banks – one of the few albums this genius Detroit soul singer cut before his untimely early death! Darrell's got a raw sound and a way with a groove that makes him a perfect choice for late 60s Stax/Volt Records – and he works here with Detroit studio genius Don Davis – who really knows how to mix the rough and the smooth in a perfect way – very different than both the usual Memphis or Detroit soul of the time! Tracks are very well-written – each one's a total lost nugget – and the arrangements have this punch that works perfectly with Banks' tremendous vocals. Titles include "I Could Never Hate Her", "My Love is Reserved", "No One Blinder", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone", and "We'll Get Over". CD then includes a wealth of bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Love Is Not An Easy Thing (demo)", "Mama Give Me Some Water (demo)", "Love Why Have You Forsaken Me (demo)", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone (single version)", "No One Blinder (single version)", and "Beautiful Feeling (single version)". CD

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

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✨✧ Home Boy & The COLHome Boy & The COL (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alwest/Tidal Waves, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's underground funk legend Cecil Lyde on the cover – and the music here is very much in keeping with his 80s sense of style – plenty of sweet keyboards, beats, and basslines – all served up in catchy little tunes with plenty of electro elements around the edges! The whole album has a wonderfully playful, groovy sort of vibe – very catchy songs topped with Cecil's light vocal lines, which breeze along perfectly with the rhythms! A rare 80s groove classic – with titles that include "Money's Funny Change Is Strange", "Home Boy's Revenge", "Funk Yourself To Death", "You Bring Out The Love", "Love Was The Cost", "I'll Make It On My Own", and "Can't Get Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Home Boy & The COL (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Notorious BIGLife After Death (25th Anniversary super deluxe edition – 8LP set) ... LP
Bad Boy, 1997. New Copy 8LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Biggie, and a set that was instantly poised to catapult him to superstardom – even before his tragic death ended up doing that before the release of the record! And yes, the title's a bit cryptic – and given the fact that the material came out after BIG was shot, it might seem like a cash-in collection of left-behind tracks – yet it's not that at all. The long path to the album's creation represents a step forward to almost build a bridge between underground hip hop and mainstream soul – maybe in a way that would have calmed some of the coastal beefs that were taking place at the time – as the late, great one works here with an array of guests from both the worlds of hip hop and R&B – 112, Jay-Z, R Kelly, Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Too Short, and others – in a classic set of tracks that includes "Hypnotize", "Kick In the Door", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Notorious Thugs", "Going Back To Cali", "Sky's The Limit", "Miss U", "Ten Crack Commandments", 'What's Beef", and "Nasty Boy". PLUS, this massive 8LP version is overflowing with other material – the original 1997 album on 3LPs, plus all the 12" single and other mixes of "Hypnotize", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Sky's The Limit", and "Nasty Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(A big box – with individual cover art, and a big book of notes!)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
Also available That's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassJohn Morales Presents Teddy Pendergrass – The Voice – Remixed With Philly Love ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest voices ever in soul music – served up here in a stunning set of new mixes by the legendary John Morales – king of the edit, with a talent that goes way back to the best modes of the early club scene in NYC – and an equally great ability to find all the best bits in a cut and make them even better! In other words, these aren't the kind of remixes that seek to bludgeon an original track to death in service of putting the remixer in the spotlight – and instead, Morales has a superb way of helping Teddy Pendergrass shine even more than ever – letting the vocals soar over majestic Philly soul grooves – on tracks that are both from the Pendergrass years in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and some of Teddy's later solo cuts too. Titles include Morales mixes of "The More I Get The More I Want", "The Love I Lost", "Come Go With Me", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Only You", "Now Is The Time To Do It", "Satisfaction Guaranteed", "If You Know Like I Know", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", "Is There A Place For Me", "Where Are All My Friends", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now". 2CD set features 18 tracks in all – 6 more than the vinyl version! CD

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassJohn Morales Presents Teddy Pendergrass – The Voice – Remixed With Philly Love (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest voices ever in soul music – served up here in a stunning set of new mixes by the legendary John Morales – king of the edit, with a talent that goes way back to the best modes of the early club scene in NYC – and an equally great ability to find all the best bits in a cut and make them even better! In other words, these aren't the kind of remixes that seek to bludgeon an original track to death in service of putting the remixer in the spotlight – and instead, Morales has a superb way of helping Teddy Pendergrass shine even more than ever – letting the vocals soar over majestic Philly soul grooves – on tracks that are both from the Pendergrass years in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and some of Teddy's later solo cuts too. Titles include Morales mixes of "The More I Get The More I Want", "The Love I Lost", "Come Go With Me", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Only You", "Now Is The Time To Do It", "Satisfaction Guaranteed", "If You Know Like I Know", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", "Is There A Place For Me", "Where Are All My Friends", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNew Life – Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In The Great Britain 1966 to 1990 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Sealed 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A huge legacy of lost jazz from the British scene – underground work from small labels, local combos, and even a few school bands – all brought together here in a collection that has a very similar vibe to some of the Spiritual Jazz compilations on the Jazzman label! These aren't half-baked tracks by youngsters – or cuts that are rare for rare's sake – and instead stand together as a tremendous musical legacy that we never would have discovered otherwise, since most of these records never made it to the US – and barely even circulated in England! The track selection is superb – really wonderful numbers that move between modal jazz, spiritual styles, electric elements, and even a few touches of vocals – and the notes are as illuminating as the music, and really tell the story of this overlooked legacy of jazz. Titles include "Martini Sweet" by Joy, "High Street/Saturday" by Billy Jenkins with The Voice Of God Collective, "Sixes & Severns" by Nottingham Jazz Orchestra, "Trent Park Song" by Quincicasm, "Cameo" by Poliphony, "Drumsong (one)" by Lori Vambe, "Danielle & The Holly Tree" by Edge, "The Bistro Kid" by Frank Evans, "We Three Kings" by Indian Highway, and "Death Is Near" by London Jazz Four with Syndenham School. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever want to hear if you're looking for an overview of Sam's work – with titles that include "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Another Saturday Night", "Good Times", "Having A Party", "Sugar Dumpling", "Ain't That Good News", "Nothing Can Change This Love", "Little Red Rooster", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "What A Wonderful World", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Summertime", and "Only Sixteen". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixFrancois De Roubaix – Compositeur Et Aventurier (5LP set) ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5LP set ... Out Of Stock
An insanely fantastic overview of the soundtrack work of the legendary Francois DeRoubaix – the French film composer who often experimented with electronics, and also worked in a wider range of groovy styles too! Most of the music of Francois was never circulated on our side of the Atlantic, but to our ears he's every bit the genius of talents like Michel Colombier or Jean-Claude Vannier – and like them, had a special late 60s French approach to scoring and sound – often using bits of psych, funk, or electronics alongside more familiar instrumentation – sometimes subtle, but always with results that are completely sublime! Most of DeRoubaix's music was not issued on full length LPs back in the day – and this package recreates an initial three volume set that Barclay issued after his death, to bring attention to his music – along with two more albums of rare material too! One record features a whole host of very cool vocal numbers – with lyrics by Brigitte Bardot, Annie Giaradot, Nicoletta, Alain Delon, and DeRoubaix himself – and the 5LP set features a massive 58 tracks in all, plus a big booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FeltSeventeenth Century (aka Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant – simply brilliant – work by Felt – an album recorded at a time when they should have gone for the hits, but pulled back to really work on their own creative vibe! The album is an instrumental one all the way through – unlike any of their others, all of which feature vocals – and it's got the quartet working in a melange of organ, electric piano, guitar, and percussion – crafting spare and thoughtful little tunes, all very short, and all working like little "song poems" in a plain, simple, and very subtle sense. Gone are the extended noodling bits of the early albums, and in their place are concise musical statements that are brilliantly delivered with a sound unlike anything else we can think of – at once evoking images of 60s use of organ and guitars, but at another, coming off with a sound that stretches back to the American heartland, and the dark days of early Europe. Titles include "The Palace", "Song For William S Harvey", "Ancient City Where I Lived", "Voyage To Illumination", and "Sapphire Mansions". 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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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeDa Uomo A Uomo (Death Rides A Horse) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great Morricone music for this legendary Italian western – a film that was first advertised with the line "When you've waited 15 years to a kill a man, it's a shame you can only kill him once!" The music here shows the same sort of determination as that statement – a driving, relentless theme by Morricone, taken to greater heights by the vocal chorus of I Cantori Moderni – who bring a nice sense of drama to the music, and almost underscore some of the darker elements that the maestro would use more heavily in the 70s! And as usual with Ennio, there's lots of weird, unusual elements at play – including oddly-tuned guitar parts, a spooky flute line, and even some subtle sonic modes that we can't figure out at all. Titles include "Death Rides A Horse", "Guitar Nocturne", "Man & A Whistle", "Anger & Sorrow", "Alone In The Night", and "Mystic & Severe". 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Astor PiazzollaAmerican Clave Recordings (Tango Zero Hour/La Camorra/Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night) (3LP set) ... LP
American Clave/Nonesuch, Late 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of work from one of the greatest periods in the career of this global music legend – material that gave Astor Piazzolla a chance to really stretch out and push some of the more modern ideas in his creations! First up is the incredible Zero Hour album – a fantastic late life album by the Argentine musical genius Astor Piazzolla – and a set that shows just how far he'd transformed the format of the tango along his musical path of the previous decades! The sound here is completely unique – with some elements of modern string quartet modes, avant jazz, and other styles – blended together with guitar, violin, piano, and bass next to Astor's completely sublime lines on bandoneon! The whole thing's a treasure, and if there's one record to hear by Piazzolla, this is it! Titles include "Tanguedia III", "Milonga Del Angel", "Concierto Para Quinteto", "Milonga Loca", and "Contrabajissimo". La Camorra is a record that features a slightly expanded concept on the ideas that Astor Piazzolla had unleashed with his Zero Hour album – all those incredible twists and turns he'd been using to transform Argentine modern music – roots in the tango, but expressions that are up there with some of the most creative 20th Century performances from other parts of the globe! As before, Piazzolla's bandoneon is at the center – but the inflections on piano and violin are also key too – on titles that include "Fugata", "Soledad", "Sur Los Suenos", and the longer "La Camorra" suite. Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night is the last album in a completely sublime run of records that Astor Piazzolla cut for the American Clave label – and a set that brings together all the new ideas he'd been forging over previous decades, with a clarity and focus that's still completely transformative all these many years later! The core instrumentation is in the quintet mode that Astor was preferring at the time – with tremendous lines on violin, guitar, and piano that burst out alongside his own work on bandoneon, augmented by some guest reed lines by Paquito D'Rivera as well. The album works fantastically as a unified suite of tracks – with expressivity between the numbers that heightens the power of the album from even Piazzolla's previous gems on the label – on titles that include "Street Tango", "Knife Fight", "Leonora's Song", "Butcher's Death", "Milonga For Three", "Bailongo", and "Leonoras' Love Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available American Clave Recordings (Tango Zero Hour/La Camorra/Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night) (3CD set) ... CD 38.99

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✨✧ VariousHot Day In Harlem – The Soul Of The City 1970 to 1979 ... CD
All Platinum/Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funk, soul, and plenty more too – a massive batch of work from the legendary All Platinum label – the pre-hip hop chapter of the Sugar Hill Records scene! The work here nicely runs the gamut – as the set features lots of the great funk you'd find on All Platinum 45s, mixed with some warmer soul tunes, and even a few ballads too! We love the label (and all it's related imprints) to death – and it's been years since anyone's brought out so many gems like this from the New Jersey powerhouse of soul. And even though the title is oddly misleading – this isn't really a Harlem collection at all – we love the results of the whole thing – a smashing array of 70s soul cuts that includes "Ton Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker, "Beautiful Summer Day" by Mother Freedom Band, "Stand In For Love" by Pandella Kelly, "Home" by Gloria Barnes, "3 Minutes 2 Hey Girl" by George Kerr, "Hot Day In Harlem" by Rimshots, "Chance With You" by Brother To Brother, "She Comes Up" by Storm, "Too Sweet To Be Lonely" by The Internationals, "Young Bird" by Soul Generation, and "The Prime Of Love" by BBP. CD

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Johnny AceMemorial Album ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west coast postwar R&B singers into a rougher, rawer mode that would pave the way for Memphis soul in years to come. And although Johnny died a tragic early death (and partially because of it), the impact of his work was tremendous, even in the few short years for which he recorded for Duke – leading to countless posthumous collections, mostly illegitimate, which often presented Johnny's work in less-than-superior conditions. This set is still the best – and features 12 tracks that Ace recorded for the Duke label. Titles include "How Can You Be So Mean", "My Song", "The Clock", "Cross My Heart", "Anymore", "Don't You Know", "Saving My Love For You", "So Lonely", and "Pledging My Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Memorial Album ... LP 13.99

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Johnny AceMemorial Album ... LP
Duke, Early 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west coast postwar R&B singers into a rougher, rawer mode that would pave the way for Memphis soul in years to come. And although Johnny died a tragic early death (and partially because of it), the impact of his work was tremendous, even in the few short years for which he recorded for Duke – leading to countless posthumous collections, mostly illegitimate, which often presented Johnny's work in less-than-superior conditions. This set is still the best – and features 12 tracks that Ace recorded for the Duke label. Titles include "How Can You Be So Mean", "My Song", "The Clock", "Cross My Heart", "Anymore", "Don't You Know", "Saving My Love For You", "So Lonely", and "Pledging My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s orange label pressing. Cover has yellowed tape on all sides, surface wear & aging.)
Also available Memorial Album ... CD 6.99

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Johnny AceMemorial Album (first cover) ... LP
Duke, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west coast postwar R&B singers into a rougher, rawer mode that would pave the way for Memphis soul in years to come. And although Johnny died a tragic early death (and partially because of it), the impact of his work was tremendous, even in the few short years for which he recorded for Duke – leading to countless posthumous collections, mostly illegitimate, which often presented Johnny's work in less-than-superior conditions. This set is still the best – and features 12 tracks that Ace recorded for the Duke label. Titles include "How Can You Be So Mean", "My Song", "The Clock", "Cross My Heart", "Anymore", "Don't You Know", "Saving My Love For You", "So Lonely", and "Pledging My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Ace Records UK pressing, from the 80s!)

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning through the air! Barry then takes over with some wonderful instrumentals – a blend of crime jazz, mood pieces, chase themes, and more – all peppered with that dark dark Bond theme that we love so much! Titles include "Into Miami", "Teasing The Korean", "Alpine Drive", "Bond Back In Action", "Gassing The Gangsters", and "Death Of Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Claude BollingAwakening ... LP
Entracte, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Quite a rich score from Claude Bolling – more orchestral and less jazz-based than some of his other soundtracks of the 70s – but very well suited to this tale of Egyptological horror! Bolling unfolds his instruments in a very nice way – sometimes starting with very low-end sounds that create a nice sense of tension, which then "awaken" in manners that fit the title nicely – moving sparely, and in a nicely subtle way to underscore the narrative. Titles include "Queen Kara", "Psychiatrist's Death", "Hieroglyphics", "The Eclipse", "Hamid's Last Judgement", "The Kiss", and "Mind Over Matter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that makes a short,faint click during "Margaret's Decision". Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Bombay RoyaleYou Me Bullets Love ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bombay the Melbourne way – a funk, disco and Bollywood loving collective from the Aussie scene – they're no pretenders, either! The group does a great job with Indian cinema-enamoured, though diverse tapestry of 70s funky soundtrack influences – the lead up 45 was a gem and the full length delivers in full on the promise. The vocalists – Parvyn Kaur Singh (as The Mysterious Lady) and Schourov Bhattacharya (as The Tiger) – really help get it over thematically, but the band is excellent. Horns, funk & psych keys, tabla, sitar mandolin and dilruba at the core – plus some guest violins and percussion. A win from the reliable Hope Street label! Includes "Monkey Fight Snake", "You Me Bullets Love", a funky cover of unlikely advert/pop culture-invading "Jaan Pehechan Ho", "Sote Sote Adhi Raat", "Mahindra Death Ride", "Oh Sajna", "Dacoit's Choice" and "Phone Baje Na". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $12.99
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead amongst an unusual, but well-chosen batch of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all grooving alongside Clifford on the album's nicely extended tracks. The album was released after Brown's death in 1956, features the side-long tracks "Caravan" and "Autumn In New York". CD also features a bonus take on "Caravan" – much shorter, called "Caravan (The Boss Man)". CD
(Out of print late 90s version. Includes obi.)

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Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". CD
Also available Boston Blow-Up! ... LP 14.99

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Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s UK Affinity pressing. Cover has some edge wear, light aging, and a small tear and distro sticker in back.)
Also available Boston Blow-Up! ... CD 13.99

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John ColtraneConcert In Japan ... CD
Impulse, 1966/1973. Used ... $9.99
A seminal set from John Coltrane – one of those amazing records that wasn't issued until a few years after his death – then blew folks' minds even further with the depths of his talents! The setting is a live performance in Japan from 1966 – a really open-ended, freewheeling, totally expressive session cut with a group that also includes Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums. Clearly, the group's opening up a huge amount of new territory here – not just for Coltrane, but for jazz in general – as they propel firmly forward on two very long tracks – really letting Trane's ideas spill forth, continuously building momentum. One of the definitive statements of "energy-jazz", and a recording that has gone onto become one of Trane's most-hailed albums ever – with the tracks "Peace On Earth" and "Meditations/Leo". CD

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Booker ErvinLament For Booker Ervin ... LP
Enja, 1965/1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A compelling split album – both a performance by and a tribute to the legendary tenorist Booker Ervin – issued after his death, but also featuring a rare European performance from the 60s as well! The album features one long track by Booker – "Blues For You" – recorded in 1965 at the Berlin Jazz Festival, with a quartet that includes Kenny Drew on piano, NIels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – and the piece spans both sides of the LP, and is much more open-ended than any of Booker's studio recordings from the time – which has him hitting a free intensity of tone that's similar to some of the live sides he clocked with Charles Mingus. The album also features the tune "Lament For Booker", a haunting piano piece played by Horace Parlan, recorded in 1975 – dedicated to Ervin, who's passed at an early age by the time of the recording. LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and yellowing from age.)

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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 4 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Titles on this fourth volume include "Knit For Mary F", "MASH", "Your Story", "Tiffany", "Two Lonely People", "Like Someone In Love", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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Finnigan & WoodCrazed Hipsters (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
We're not sure we'd go as far as to say that Mike Finnigan and Jerry Wood are the crazed hipsters promised in the title – but they do a very good job here of hitting some of the more offbeat sides of the scene in the early 70s! By the time of the record, Mike had plenty of experience on a variety of keyboards with other artists – and he's cutting loose here with Jerry, who plays guitar and sings – while the duo make their way through a rootsy blend of different styles – sometimes even a bit funky, other times a bit more relaxed and down home. At the best moments, Wood's guitar is sharp and fuzzy – and titles include "Down In The Flood", "Hard Times", "Tend To Your Own Business", "Laughing Eyes", "Highway", "Rock & Roll Show", "Don't Cry No More", and "Death Letter". CD

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Marvin GayeSanctified Lady (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
CBS, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Marvin Gaye's last single – released after his untimely death, and a track that supposedly was only around in demo form as "Sanctified P#ssy", until they cleaned it up for release to give him one last hit! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a mild corner bend.)

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Dexter Gordon, Red Rodney, Von Freeman, et alCharlie Parker Memorial Concert ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
In Chicago, the cult of Bird fanatics probably lived harder than in other cities – and in the few decades after Charlie Parker's death, the city was host to annual Bird Memorial concerts during the month of August. This obscure 2LP set on Cadet does a good job of documenting the energy and comraderie that went into those sessions – as it captures tunes from four different performances during the series, all recorded at Chicago's North Park Hotel. Players include Dexter Gordon, Howard McGhee, Vi Redd, Lee Konitz, Art Hoyle, Von Freeman, Jodie Christian, Roy Haynes, Muhal Richard Abrams, Eddie Jefferson, and Kenny Dorham – and the set's a great crossection of players – from the bop to the less obvious Parker-philes – in a strong illustration of Bird's still-consistent influence even at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Ornithology", "Yardbird Suite", "Disappointed", "Parker's Mood", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAbsolute Best ... CD
Hi Records/Right Stuff, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
What is there to say about Al Green that hasn't been said already? The man's a genius – with a sweetly seductive style that few other singers could ever hope to match. And now that he's back in action again, his older work is getting more attention than ever – the occasion for this well-done 2CD set that offers up the "absolute best" of Al's classic years for Hi Records! The package features 34 tracks in all, including 2 never issued before in the US – and titles include "Strong As Death, Sweet As Love", "Driving Wheel", "So You're Leaving", "Love Ritual", "Rhymes", "La La For You", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "Sweet Song", "Love Is Real", and "Simply Beautiful". CD

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Bruce HaackHaackula ... LP
Telephone Explosion (Canada), Late 70s. New Copy ... $28.99 33.99
Mad musings from the legendary Bruce Haack – some of his rarest work ever, recorded in the late 70s during a five year hiatus between formal LPs! The style here is still as jagged and quirky as some of Haack's earlier classics – like his Electric Lucifer album for Columbia – and like those records, this one's filled with offbeat electronics, freaky fuzzed-up sounds, and some weird vocals that are often distorted or heavily processed. The real difference, though, is in the subject matter – which diverges nicely from some of Haack's more youth-oriented recordings, and touches on more adult themes at points. There's almost a more personal, or private feel to the music here – although the whole thing's still pretty darn quirky and cool! Titles include "Blow Job", "Man Kind", "Tit For Tat", "Sun Sukd", "Death Machine", "Party Machine", and "Icarus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! CD
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✨✧ Keith HudsonTuff Gong Encounter/Jammys Dub Encounter ... CD
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! The set features 6 core tracks that were recorded by Hudson, and very much in the same top form of his classics – with amazing vocals, and a really righteous message that's maybe a bit more hard-hitting than some of the more commercial Tuff Gong projects – given simple, subtle backings that really fit the groove! Titles include "I Know My Rights", "White Africa", "Run Run Run", "Rebel Rasta", and "Star Light". Added to these are 6 more dub tracks – billed as Jammy's Dub Encounter – with less lead vocals from Hudson, but some amazing production in the studio that really stretches things out – and wicked rhythms from Aston Barrett on bass, Junior Marvin on guitar, Tyrone Downie on keyboards, and Carlton Barrett on drums – on titles that include "Rites Of Dub", "Dub Africa", "Run The Version", "Rasta Dub", "Rites Of Version", and "Star Dub". CD

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Led ZeppelinCoda (deluxe 180 gram 3LP set) ... LP
Swan Song, 1982. Very Good+ 3LP Trifold ... $59.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". 3LP set features 15 more bonus tracks – including "Four Hands Four Sticks", "Friends (Bombay Orchestra)", "St Tristan's Sword (rough mix)", "We're Gonna Groove (alt mix)", "If It Keeps On Raining (rough mix)", "Baby Come On Home", "Walter's Walk (rough mix)", "Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC session)", "Hey Hey What Can I Do", and "Poor Tom (instrumental mix)". The extra stuff is really amazing – almost worth the record for the two Bombay Orchestra tracks, which mix Indian music in with a Led Zep groove – and the excellent instrumental of "Poor Tom". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed trifold cover. Includes the inserts.)
Also available Coda (deluxe edition) ... CD 18.99

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Led ZeppelinCoda (deluxe edition) ... CD
Swan Song/Rhino, 1982. Used 3CD ... $18.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". Deluxe edition includes two CD's worth of additonal material including unreleased tracks, outtakes, and alternate mixes. CD
(Comes in an embossed 3-panel sleeve. Cover has a 1/2" tear at the base of the spine – otherwise in nice shape.)
Also available Coda (deluxe 180 gram 3LP set) ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". CD
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Booker LittleOut Front! ... LP
Candid, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... On December 31, 2022
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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David MurrayLondon Concert ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99 18.99
A tremendous early recording from David Murray – recorded in London (as you'd guess by the title), but with all the best spirit of his early loft jazz sides! There's a tightness here that's missing from some of Murray's other albums of the period – a sense of soulful, spiritual swing that only seems to make the album open up even more, and which allows for some incredibly rhythmic solo work from Murray. We love this one to death, and would easily rank it as one of our favorite David Murray recordings ever – and would also say that the album's noteworthy for some great work from Butch Morris on cornet and Curtis Clark on piano – working in a quintet with Brian Smith on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Titles include "Jas Van", "Secret Of The Circle", "Murray's Steps", and "Cancion De Amor En Espanol" – and the CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Nairobi" and "Flowers For Albert". CD

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MythosMythos ... CD
Ohr (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A pretty amazing prog treasure from the glory days of the early 70s German scene – a record that begins with a short piece from Handel's "Fireworks", then takes off on all these freewheeling extended tracks that really lets the trio go to town! There's some nice use of acoustic guitar by Stephan Kaske in the mix – both 6 and 12-string – which gives the record a nicely organic quality at times, as does some of the percussion handled by drummer Thomas Hildebrand – and even bassist Harald Weiss picks up some acoustic guitar too – making the whole thing maybe more in the territory of some of the lean, more experimental British trios on Vertigo during the period than some of the more electronic German acts. Yet on that note, there is some nice synth and effects on the record too – on the long tracks "Oriental Journey", "Hero's Death", and "Encyclopedia Terra". CD

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Oscar PettifordNew Oscar Pettiford Sextet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Debut/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
Although bassist Oscar Pettiford left a huge influence on jazz before his untimely death, there's not actually that many fantastic records in which he's featured as a leader. Fortunately, this is one of the few, and it's a sparkling set of modernist inflected bop tunes played by a group that includes Mingus on bass, Phil Urso on tenor, Walter Bishop on piano, and Percy Heath on drums. Pettiford plays cello, and his lead on the instrument gives the record a dark tone that is extremely haunting. Titles include "Low & Behold", "Pendulum At Falcon's Lair", and "Tamalpais Love Song". CD

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach + 4 ... CD
EmArcy, 1956. Used ... $8.99
An excellent album from Max Roach – cut at a time when he was rising from the ashes, after the too-soon death of trumpeter Clifford Brown – and began working with really inventive younger players who would drive him into a whole new mode of righteous styles! That's definitely the case here – as Roach leads a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, filling in the Clifford Brown spot with a very different sound – next to Sonny Rollins on tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, and George Morrow on bass – players who really help open new doors in the music! The tunes are a mixture of the hardbop that Roach forged with Brown, plus a growing sense of the spiritual, slyly sneaking in, and working an agenda that is at once subtle and powerful – on titles that include "Dr Freezee", "Mr X", "Woodyn You", and "Body & Soul". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Minor Trouble", "Love Letters", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
Also available Max Roach + 4 ... CD 13.99

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album from Max Roach – cut at a time when he was rising from the ashes, after the too-soon death of trumpeter Clifford Brown – and began working with really inventive younger players who would drive him into a whole new mode of righteous styles! That's definitely the case here – as Roach leads a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, filling in the Clifford Brown spot with a very different sound – next to Sonny Rollins on tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, and George Morrow on bass – players who really help open new doors in the music! The tunes are a mixture of the hardbop that Roach forged with Brown, plus a growing sense of the spiritual, slyly sneaking in, and working an agenda that is at once subtle and powerful – on titles that include "Dr Freezee", "Mr X", "Woodyn You", and "Body & Soul". CD
Also available Max Roach + 4 ... CD 8.99

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Bob Seger SystemNoah (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really pivotal album for the young Bob Seger – still very much in the Detroit territory of his early years, but already learning how to focus all his inspirations in a really great way! If you know the very young Bob, you'll know that he began as a soul-inspired rocker – but here, with an early incarnation of the Bob Seger System, he's really starting to hit his stride – sharing lead guitar with Tom Neme, for a fuzzier version of the group than before – and really opening up those vocal chops that would soon make him a legend – but without any of the hoke of his mainstream hits of later years. A very worthy nugget from the late 60s Detroit scene – with titles that include "Jumpin Humpin Hip Hypocrite", "Loneliness Is A Feeling", "Cat", "Death Row", "Paint Them A Picture Jane", "Hoan", and "Innervenus Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Elliot SmithHeaven Adores You ... LP
Universal, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet testament to the talent and earnestly soulful humanity of the late Elliot Smith – who made room for earnest folk songcraft in the lives of many an indie rock fan in the 1990s and early 00s – and the wrenching details (and lack thereof) pf his death are painful to this today. Sad ending aside, his songs are bruised and beautiful, and this soundtrack to the documentary Heaven Adores You shows many different facets, from solo guitar instrumentals, rare, alternate and live versions of a few of his best remembered tunes and rarely heard ones alike. It's pretty packed, too, with 20 tracks: "Don't Call Me Billy" (an early version of Fear City), "Christian Brothers" with his band Heatmiser, "Plainclothes Man" (solo version), "True Love", "Miss Misery" Live on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, "Son Of Sam" (acoustic version), "Happiness", "I Love My Room" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD

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Scott WalkerScott 1 ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Scott Walker's first album as a solo act – and an incredible set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with The Walker Brothers! Gone are the simple, straightforward pop tunes – and in their place is a more sophisticated mode of work – one inspired by the French pop of Jacques Brel, the cinema of Ingmar Bergman, and a host of other contemporary influences simmer in young Scott's head! The vocals are tremendous – more mature and balanced than ever before – clearly showing Walker's desire to ascend into the ranks of great male singers of the 20th Century, yet not in a way that's cloyingly poppish. Arrangements are great too – handled by Brit easy maestros Reg Guest, Peter Knight, and Wally Stott – and the tracks include the classic originals "Such A Small Love", "Montague Terrace", and "Always Coming Back To You" – plus versions of Jacque Brel's "Mathilde", "Amsterdam", and "My Death" – as well as "Angelica", "The Big Hurt", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD
(Remastered EU pressing.)

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/Uuquipleu, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". CD
Also available Saturday Night Special (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus track) ... CD
Strata/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". Features bonus tracks – lost alternate mixes of "Belle Isle Daze" and "Saturday Night Special" – plus "Saturday Night Special (alt take)". CD
(2022 remaster edition.)
Also available Saturday Night Special ... CD 9.99

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VariousHurdy Gurdy Songs – Words & Music By Donovan 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
A really great take on the music of Donovan – not his own groovy songs of the 60s, but a whole host of others taking up his tunes and moving it into some really great new dimensions! We love Donovan to death, and while we'll never tire of the man's own recordings of his tunes, we're always surprisingly charmed when other people take up his work – as you'll hear here, in a blend of jazz, rock, soul, and pop takes on these really wonderful songs – lyrics that often have all these playful psychedelic touches, and melodies that open themselves up to all sorts of very cool mod arrangements! Many of these tracks are lesser-known versions – not hit covers, but the kind of unusual tunes that really make a well-done compilation like this so worth owning. As with other Ace titles, there's plenty of notes on each tune and its interpreter – and titles include "The Pebble & The Man" by Bridget St John, "Celeste" by Paul Jones "Poor Cow" by Noel Harrison, "Superlungs" by Terry Reid, "Sonny Goodge Street" by Tom Northcutt, "Jenifer Juniper" The Sandpipers, "Season Of The Witch" by Lou Rawls, "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Try & Catch The Wind" by The Gosdin Brothers, "Oh Gosh" by Sandie Shaw, "Translove Airlines" by Big Jim Sullivan, "Lalena" by Deep Purple, "Three King Fishers" by Gabor Szabo, "Hampstead Incident" by Boujoura, "Skip Along Sam" by The Sugar Shoppe, and a fantastic take on "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Eartha Kitt! CD

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VariousJon Savage's 1972 to 1976 – All Our Times Have Come ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 24.99
Writer Jon Savage is maybe best known for his work on the early years of punk in England – and here, Savage steps back just a bit – to contextualize the rise of the new music in all sorts of other styles that were bubbling up in the mid 70s! Part of the set is a pathway to punk – especially on some of the glam and power pop cuts that clearly point the way ahead – but there's also a nice mix of hard rock, a bit of prog, and even some catchier numbers that really fit the feel of the package – and show what a wonderful mix of modes was taking place in the mid 70s – a great wake up call to anyone who thinks that things were dead until punk came along! The 2CD package is overflowing with surprises – 44 tracks, with notes from Savage as well – for titles that include "So Far" by Faust, "Hey Joe (version)" by Patti Smith, "Kings Of Speed" by Hawkwind, "Third Uncle" by Brian Eno, "After Eight" by Neu, "Easy To Slip" by Little Feat, "Girl From Germany" by Sparks, "End Unkind" by Grin, "Andy Warhol" by Dana Gillespie, "Yang Yang" by Yoko Ono, "Vicious" by Lou Reed, "She Means A Lot To Me" by Smyle, "When My Baby's Beside Me" by Big Star, "One Of The Boys" by Mott The Hoople, "Max's Kansas City 76 (part 1)" by Wayne County, "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways, "Train Train" by Count Bishops, "I Don't Mind" by Dr Feelgood, "Slow Death" by Flamin Groovies, and "You Really Got Me" by Hammersmith Gorillas. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneOriginal Impulse Albums – Vol 5 (Live In Seattle/Sun Ship/Transition/Infinity/Concert In Japan) (5CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fifth in the great Original Impulse Albums of benchmark Coltrane – Transition, Live In Seattle, Sun Ship, Infinity and Concert In Japan – amazing recordings heavy with 1965 or '66 sessions that originally did not see release until the early 70s LP releases, together in a 5 CD box set! Transition stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – soaring, searching, and finding whole new space in jazz – but all with a unified conception that's driven by an unbridled sense of energy. Titles include "Transition", "Dear Lord", and the side-long "Prayer and Meditation" suite. Live In Seattle is ery heavy duty work from Coltrane – an extended live set, with very "out" playing – recorded in Seattle in 1965/ The group on the album is the classic quartet – expanded to include Pharoah Sanders, who blows some mighty fierce solos, and Don Rafael Garrett, who plays bass clarinet and bass. Titles include "Tapestry In Sound", "Out Of This World", "Evolution", and "Cosmos". Sun Ship is another gem recorded in ''65 – and it features the classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – playing in a mode that's spiritutally informed, but never too "out" to be swinging. Tracks include "Amen", "Dearly Beloved", "Ascent", "Attaining", and "Sun Ship". The basic tracks for Infinity were recorded by 'Trane in 1965 and 1966, with laid over larger string parts arranged and conducted by Alice Coltrane that were recorded in 1972 by a hip little combo of avant players that includes Michael White. It's nice to hear Trane's heavy solos cutting through the larger backing. Includes the tracks "Living Space", "Joy", "Leo", and "Peace On Earth". Concert In Japan showcases 'Trane at his most out, featuring Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders as well as Rashied Ali's propulsive drumming. One of the definitive statements of "energy-jazz", and a recording that has gone onto become one of Trane's most-hailed albums! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneSun Ship ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but also showing even some of the sharper edges that John would explore with the group after this one – a beautiful swan song to the lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Things soar with a hell of a lot of spirituality, yet never get too overindulgent to lose their groove – and titles include "Amen", "Dearly Beloved", "Ascent", "Attaining", and "Sun Ship". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneSun Ship ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but also showing even some of the sharper edges that John would explore with the group after this one – a beautiful swan song to the lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Things soar with a hell of a lot of spirituality, yet never get too overindulgent to lose their groove – and titles include "Amen", "Dearly Beloved", "Ascent", "Attaining", and "Sun Ship". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small record club sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Bob DylanLive – Finjan Club, Montreal, Canada – July 2, 1962 ... CD
BDA, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An absolutely essential Dylan recording – tracks include "The Death Of Emmett Till", "Hiram Hubbard", "Blowin' In The Wind", "He Was A Friend Of Mine", and "Let Me Die In My Footsteps". CD
(Ex library copy with a sticker on the disc hub.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". CD

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! ... CD
Candid/Artists Only, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". CD

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! ... LP
Candid, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Cover has a light bend on the top seam, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Science Fiction Corporation (Ackermann & Thusek)Science Fiction Dance Party – Dance With Action ... LP
Metronome/Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing record – even more incredible than you might guess from the cover and title! The whole thing's definitely a "party" in sound – as the record takes lots of familiar instrumentation and mixes it with odd sound effects and weird production tricks – creating a space age vibe that's totally incredible, and pretty darn groovy as well! Things are very upbeat, and playful – and the whole thing's got a feel that's very similar to some of the late 60s sci fi grooves of Peter Thomas, most notably his excellent Raumpatrouille soundtrack. Organ mixes with fuzzy guitar, electronics, rattling percussion, and heavy basslines – then the whole thing's layered with lots and lots of echo and studio tricks – with occasional spoken or sung vocals that heighten the mood of the tunes, yet still leave things in a mostly instrumental mode. Most tracks are pretty darn funky – in an offbeat way – and the sound of the whole thing is completely mindblowing – handled by the same guys who did the Vampires Of Dartmoor record! Titles include "Visitors Of AD 2022", "The End Of A Robot", "Flirtation On Venus", "Dance On Mars", "Man Out Of A Test Tube", "Death Rays Out Of The Universe", and "The Whistling Astronaut". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s black label Polygram pressing – stereo labels but with mono audio on Side 1. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Aesop RockAppleseed (clear & black smoke vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The brilliant debut of Aesop Rock – a set that initially circulated as a homemade CDr, but which has gone on to become the stuff of legend over the years! There's a raw, sinister vibe here that shows just how much Aesop and his generation were renewing the importance of the New York sound – stripping things down with a focus on lean production, and these really well-crafted vocals that have a density that's still pretty mindblowing after all these years! Titles include "Hold The Cup", "Sick Friend", "1000 Deaths", "Blue In The Face", "Odessa", "Same Space", and "Dry Spell". LP, Vinyl record album
(First Time on vinyl! Includes download!)

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiSono Stato Un Agente CIA (Covert Action) ... LP
Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's quite possible that nobody else does a 70s soundtrack better than Stelvio Cipriani – and with a set like this, you'll certainly hear why! While other Italian composers were schooled in the 60s, and came of age in the 70s – often adopting their modes with new instrumentation and arrangements – Cipriani's really one of the few who emerged fully-formed in the decade – with a sound and style that's perfectly suited to the blend of electric instrumentation used in 70s film scores, and some of the best traces of light eroticism that was such a big part of Italian cinema at the time! There's a really nice range of tunes here – not just variations on a main theme, but enough separate instrumentals to almost make the record feel like some lost sound library gem – funky one minute, mood-setting the next, and with great shifts in instrumentation that really keep things interesting throughout. Stelvio mixes up a sweet blend of cop show grooves and lighter sexy numbers – and the package features 18 tracks that include "The Old Spy", "Lester's Book", "Love & Peace", "Agent Tale", "CIA Agent", "Relax", "Investigation Rhythm", and "Sad Death". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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