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Beastie BoysIt's The New Style (voc, inst)/Paul Revere (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1986. Very Good ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Labels have a piece of clear tape over the spindle hole and some price sticker remnants. Vinyl has a sticker on the deadwax.)

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Blue MagicRomeo & Juliet (voc remix, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99 1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Davy DHave You Seen Davy?/Keep Your Distance/Get Busy (We Ain't New To This) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99 9.99
Davy D is the DJ who recorded the classic "One For The Treble" as Davy DMX. Here, there's three tracks with production similar to the LL material from the same time with some scratching from Davy D. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Def Jam sleeve, with a promo stamp, hype stickers, some wear, and a small tear in the opening. Includes a promo postcard!)

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✨✧ DMXFlesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Coming From" featuring Mary J Blidge, "Dogs For Life", "Omen", "Slippin", the title track, "Heat", "Keep Your Sh*t The Hardest", "It's All Good", and others. CD

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DMXGrand Champ ... LP
Def Jam, 2003. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is almost completely peeled on the bottom third of both sides and has waviness from moisture on all parts. Includes the insert.)

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DMXGreat Depression ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
Tracks include "Sometimes", "School Street", "Who We Be", "Trina Moe", "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem", "Shorty Was Da Bomb", "Damien III", "When I'm Nothing" featuring Stephanie Mills, "I Miss You" featuring Faith Evans, "Number 11", "I'm A Bang", "You Could Be Blind" featuring Mashonda, "The Prayer IV", and "A Minute For Your Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ DMXIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... $7.99
The late 90s debut of DMX – a huge hit for Def Jam, the Ruff Ryders camp and especially DMX himself – whose next few albums would top the charts! Rough, raw and hardcore lyrical imagery, and top notch Ruff Ryder production from Swizz Beats and PK, plus Dame Grease on a number of cuts. Still impressive work from one of the most uncomprimising stars to breakout so big in the late 90s/early 00s. Includes "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "Look Thru My Eyes", "Let Me Fly", "How's It Goin' Down", "Crime Story", "I Can Feel It", "Stop Being Greedy", "Ni**az Done Started Something", "For My Dogs" and more. 19 tracks including skits. CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Foxy BrownGet Me Home (radio, inst)/Da Promise (radio, LP inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1996. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a small pen mark.)

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✨✧ Funkmaster Flex & Big KapTunnel ... LP
Def Jam, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Includes the Biggie/Tupac freestyle, "If I Get Locked Up" by Dr Dre and Eminem, "Real Gs" by Snoop Dogg, "True" by Method Man, "QBG" by Kool G Rap and Progidy, "Dem Want War" by Raekwon, "Millenium Thug" by Nas, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: White label test pressing in a plain white sleeve.)

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Ghostface KillahFishscale ... CD
Def Jam, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Ghostface brings some real hip hop to latter day Def Jam – his best album since Supreme Clientele – and possibly '06 hip hop album of the year! Fishscale features appearances by the Wu Tang Clan & Theodore Unit, Ne-Yo, Megan Ward and others on the mic – but it's the stable of producers that helps make this one of the best above ground hip hop albums we've heard in a long time. MF Doom puts his Metal Fingerz behind the boards for a bunch of tracks, and the legendary Pete Rock handles a few – with additional work by J Dilla, Just Blaze, Lewis Parker and others. Ghost brings a literal lyrical focus to a number of the tracks – but he's still spraying words all over the damn place – and the best tracks are just as thrilling as his surreal word bombs of yore.Tracks include "Shakey Dog", "Kilo" feat Raekwon, the excellent Just Blaze-produced anthem "The Champ", "9 Milli Bros" feat Wu Tang Clan, "Beauty Jackson", "RAGU" feat Raekwon, "Be Easy" feat Trife, "Dogs of War" feat Raekwon & Theodore Unit, "Barbershop" and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ja RuleLast Temptation ... LP
Def Jam/Murda Inc, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
Tracks include "Murder Reigns", "Thug Lovin" feat. Bobby Brown, "Warning", "Emerica", "Last Temptation" feat. Charli Baltimore, "Murder Me" feat Caddillac Tah and Alexi, "Rock Star" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover, and comes in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZBlueprint ... CD
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A heck of a comeback for Jay-Z – and a record that definitely stands as the blueprint promised in the title – not just for Jay-Z's career in years to come, but also for that of Kanye West and Just Blaze – who both contribute key work here on the production tip! The set's a long one, but it's also very focused – not padded out with lots of skits, party tracks, or guest appearances (only one feature on the whole thing – with Eminem) – and instead really bringing back a level of lyrical skill that Jay-Z had been lagging a bit on previous albums. Certainly a great start to a decade of renewed importance – with titles that include "Takeover", "The Ruler's Back", "Izzo (HOVA)", "Girls Girls Girls", "U Don't Know", "Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love)", "Renegade", "Blueprint", "Hola Hovito", and "Song Cry". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Montell JordanFalling (remix, teddy riley remix, lp, inst, teddy riley remix inst, remix acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1996. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Flesh N Bone on the remix. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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Keith MurrayCandi Bar (radio, LP, inst)/The Carnage (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ ... $0.99 3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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LL Cool JPhenomenon ... CD
Def Jam, 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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LudacrisChicken & Beer ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Da mouf of da souf returns! This one boasts "100% natural beats/rhymes/lyrics and chicken." Needless to say, 'Cris's Dirty South roots are waved loudly and proudly on this follow up to his mega-breakthrough Word Of Mouf, with appearances by Chingy, Snoop, Lil' Flip and members of the Disturbing Tha Peace clique. Ya gotta love the album, if for nothing else, 'Cris's frequent and relentless badgering of gaseous windbag Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly seems to think 'Cris's belligerent drunken rudeness (quite obviously a SATIRICAL ACT) is ruining America more than any other element. Let's all write "The Factor", Fox News and the other babysitters and thank them for looking out for the kids, and all of us brainless monkeys who would do nothing but drink, smoke, and beat women if they weren't there to protect us from the evil rappers! (Sheesh.) Tracks include "Blow It Out", "Stand Up", "Splash Waterfalls, "Hard Times", "Diamond In The Back", "Screwed Up", "P-Poppin'", "Hoes In My Room", "Teamwork", "We Got", "Eyebrows Down", "Hip Hop Quotables" and more. CD
(Some notes in pen on artwork.)

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✨✧ NOREFull Mode (radio, lp, inst)/Nothin' Remix (radio, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The Nothin remix is produced by the Neptunes and features Capone, Musaliny-N-Maze, Final Chapter, Foxy Brown, & P Diddy. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Original ConceptCan You Feel It/X-tra Beats/Knowledge Me (voc, chant) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Def Jam sleeve.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyApocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... LP
Def Jam, 1991. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
Maybe one of the last moments of genius from Public Enemy – and a set that still has their power and politics very much at the top of their game! The message may even be more powerful than the music at points – no surprise for Chuck D and crew at this point in their career – but in comparison to so many other weaker records from the time, the whole thing's still held up very well with age – and has managed to slide strongly into the rest of their previous catalog. Titles include their popular "Bring Tha Noize" duet with Anthrax – plus "Get the F–- Outta Dodge", "Can't Truss It", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", "Nighttrain", "Shut Em Down", "A Letter To The New York Post", "1 Million Bottlebags", and "More News At 11". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyDon't Believe The Hype/The Rhythm, The Rebel/Prophets Of Rage (voc, power version) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Three tracks off the classic first Public Enemy LP featuring the Bomb Squad's legendary wall-of-sound production. Plus an instrumental mix of "Prophets of Rage" called the "Power Version." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Def Jam sleeve.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. Near Mint- ... $99.99
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck's rhymes, and the densest, most dizzying Bomb Squad production ever laid down. Amazing! Decades later, it's as exciting as ever. Includes classics like "Fight The Power", Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" "Revolutionary Generation", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Reggie Jax", "War At 33 1/3" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk DMM etch. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and is lightly bent at the bottom right corner.)

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Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's little we can add to canon of critical regard this unimpeachable classic – just know that it's as essential as any hip hop album of the era. Includes "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage" and "Rebel Without A Pause", "Cold Lampin With Flavor", "Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic", "Louder Than A Bomb", "Caught, Can We Get A Witness", "She Watch Channel Zero", "Night Of The Living Baseheads", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Prophets For Right To Fight" and more. CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyNight Of The Living Baseheads (anti-high blood pressure encounter mixx, terminator x meets dst & chuck chill out inst mix)/Cold Lampin' With Flavor/Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic (radio)/The Edge Of Panic ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
From the "It Takes A Nation Of Millions" LP. Just about every line here is quotable, starting with the classic intro "Base, how low can you go?" through "FBI, Free Base It's the truth." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyPublic Enemy #1 (voc, inst)/Timebomb/Son Of Public Enemy (Flavor Whop version) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp.)

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✨✧ Pusha TIt's Almost Dry ... LP
Def Jam, 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Pusha T is back in the sort of strong territory that marked his music with Clipse back in the day – mean production that's handled by Pharrell on most of the album's tracks – who himself is maybe out to prove that he's still got a lot of bite left in his music as well! Lyrically, the album's maybe not out to change the world – but Pusha's got some all-star help on board to keep things on track – a lineup that includes Pharrell himself, Kanye, Kid Cudi, and Jay Z. Titles include "Diet Coke", "I Pray For You", "Hear Me Clearly", "Rock N Roll", "Call My Bluff", "Scrape It Off", "Neck & Wrist", "Dreamin Of The Past", and "Just So You Remember". LP, Vinyl record album

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RedmanSaga Continues (radio, lp, inst, acappella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99 3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Def Jam sleeve. Vinyl is in great shape but sleeve has some wrinkling and a large peeled patch at the top 4 inches.)

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✨✧ RihannaIf It's Lovin' That You Want (radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2005. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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RootsHow I Got Over ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used ... $2.99
A less tense and caustic Roots than the crew that hit us on the majority of Rising Down a couple years earlier – and this one's as strong of an album as they've delivered since moving over to Def Jam. In truth, we were a little scared when we saw some of the guests credited – Monsters Of Folk, John Legend, Joanna Newsom and other headscratchers on top of more likely collaborators such as Phonte, Blu, Peedi Peedi and Dice Raw – unfounded worry, it turns out, as this set gets over very, very well! How I Got Over is a Roots effort through and through, with contemplative and soulful tracks that simmer and stew in tried and true fashion. The songs with those indie rock guests turn out to be among the Roots-iest tracks on the record. Believe that! So you can rest easy, the Roots are The Roots here, just what we wanted and just what we get! Includes "A Peace Of Light" feat Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle, "Walk Alone" feat Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, "Now Or Never" with Phonte & Dice Raw, "Dear God 2.0" with Monsters Of Folk, "The Day" feat Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash, "Doin It Again", "Tunnel Vision" and more. CD

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✨✧ South Central CartelAll Day Everyday (radio, lp, inst, acapella)/West Coast Gangstas ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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TashanChasin' A Dream ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. Sealed ... $11.99
A Def Jam classic from Tashan – and a record that really helped bridge the gap between male soul and hip hop in the 80s! The style's still as warm and soulful as most of Tashan's contemporaries, but the record definitely shows a bit of street soul in the rhythms too – often just a bit gentle, but prefacing the changes that would come more strongly in the next decade – an aspect that really made this one stand out from the rest! Tashan's vocals are in a classic romantic mode, but often set to beats that provide a nice contrast and a good sort of punch – a definite Def Jam mode that's famously heard on the title track. Titles include "Ooh We Baby", "So Much In Love", "I Don't Ever", "Love Is", "Read My Mind", "If Words Can Express", "Chasin A Dream", and "Strung Out On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original copy, with a hype sticker and cutout hole. Shrink has a small hole on front.)

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3rd BassBrooklyn Queens (UK power mix, power radio, LP, dub, 2nd bass mix)/Triple Stage Darkness ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99 9.99
Classic Prince Paul and Sam Sever production off the first 3rd Bass LP, along with some CJ Mackintosh remixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole, a name in pen on front and back, lightly bent corners, and a thin stain at the top right edge. Labels have a name in pen.)

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3rd BassSteppin To The AM/Steppin To The PM (inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99 24.99
One of our favorite early 3rd Bass cuts, with nice Bomb Squad production. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Warren GRegulate – G Funk Era ... CD
Def Jam/Violator, 1994. Used ... $4.99
A benchmark LP from the first wave of post Chronic g funk – Warren G's blunted masterwork Regulate – G Funk Era! Regulate doesn't have the kind of huge singles that fueled the Dre & Snoop takeover – but it's cut from the same cloth and holds up just as well. Tracks include "Regulate", "Do You See", "Gangsta Sermon", "Recognize", "Super Soul Sis", "This DJ", "And Ya Don't Stop", "Runnin Wit No Breaks", and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Young JeezyAnd Then What (radio, lp, inst)/Trap Or Die (radio lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2005. Sealed ... $5.99
With Mannie Fresh on "And Then What" and Bun B on "Trap Or Die". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed with hype sticker!)

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✨✧ Young JeezyGo Getta (clean, dirty)/JEEZY (clean, dirty) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2006. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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VariousRush Hour – Soundtrack (CLEAN) ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Featuring "How Deep Is Your Love" by Dru Hill feat. Redman, "Faded Pictures" by Case and Joe, "Can I get A" by Jay-Z, "And You Don't Stop" by Wu-Tang Clan, "Bitch Betta Have My Money" by Ja Rule, "Disco" by Grenique, "Impress The Kid" by Slick Rick, "If I Die Tonight" by Montell Jordan feat. Monifah & Flesh-N-Bone, "Glad That We Loved" by Jon B., "Terror Squadians" by Terror Squad, "Way Too Crazy" by Tray Deee, "N.B.C." by Charlie Baltimore, "You'll Never Miss Me 'Til I'm Gone" by Terry Dexter, "Nasty Girl" by Kasino, "No Love" by Imajin, "Tell The Feds" by Too $hort, "Rush Hour Main Title Theme" by Lalo Schifrin, and Chris Tucker skits from the movie. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The game changing Def Jam classic! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from stoopid (as opposed to stupid) to thoughtful and playful innovators one of the more interesting artistic evolutions of their generation for sure. With all the killer cuts: "Rhymin & Stealin", "The New Style", "Girls", "Fight For Your Right To Party", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "Paul Revere", "Hold It Now Hit It", "She's Crafty", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ringwear, lightly bent corners, and some worn spots at the spine.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysShe's On It/Slow & Low ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a small patch of marker.)

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✨✧ DMXAnd Then There Was X ... CD
Def Jam, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Some notes in pen on artwork.)

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✨✧ DMXGrand Champ (CD & DVD) ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, some notes in pen on artwork.)
Also available Grand Champ ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ JA RuleBetween Me & You (radio edit, lp, inst, acapella)/Die (radio edit, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2000. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Christina Milian on "Between Me & You" and Black Child, Dave Bing, and Tah Murdah on "Die". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label promo.)

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✨✧ Ja RuleRule 3:36 ... LP
Def Jam, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
16 tracks, including "Between Me and You", "6 feet Underground", "Watching Me", "Love Me, Hate Me", "Put It On Me", "One Of Us", "I Cry", and "It's Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover has a large peeled patch on half of the front cover.)

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✨✧ Oran Juice JonesJuice ... CD
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal 80s soul from Oran Juice Jones – a massive album issued on Def Jam, and one that helped bring just a taste of the hip hop world into mainstream R&B! Russell Simmons produced most of the record, and Kurtis Blow handled a bit too – but it's really Juice who sends the whole thing home – unabashedly confident in this new style of setting, and able to put over a catchy tune in styles borrowed from the underground, now just right for a bigger audience in soul! Titles include the classic "The Rain", the great "It's Yours", and the tracks "You Can't Hide From Love", "Here I Go Again", "Curiosity", "Your Song", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD

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✨✧ Montell JordanLet's Ride (radio, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Master P and Silkk The Shocker. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Kanye WestLate Registration ... CD
Def Jam, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We loved the debut as much as the rest of the world did, but this one's an easier listen from beginning to end. The production is tight, the guests earn their spots, and the whole thing's furiously soulful. Much is being made of LA hipster/orch pop troubadour Jon Brion's co-production, but this is Kanye's show. On one level Kanye can rock a subject as cliched as "Gold Digger", and still come out with a fresh perspective that runs deeper than it sounds on the surface, then deliver a serious track about the evils of the diamond trade that still rocks the ice. And those are just the first singles. Another great one! Tracks include "Wake Up Mr West", "Heard 'Em Say", "Touch The Sky" feat Lupe Fiasco, "Gold Digger" feat Jamie Foxx, "Drive Slow" feat Paul Wall & GLC, "My Way Home" feat Common, "Crack Music" feat Game, "Roses", "Bring Me Down" feat Brandy, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (rmx) feat Jay-Z, "We Major" feat Nas & Really Doe, "Gone" feat Consequence & Cam'Ron and more! CD

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✨✧ Kanye WestYe ... LP
Def Jam, 2018. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pop culture baggage aside, this is some pretty mesmerizing stuff from Kanye West! Ye the album, if his persona hasn't turned you off by now, is a compelling effort from what we'll dub Kanye's "puzzle period" – this strange era of his recorded output that's a long time since his creative and popular breakthroughs, past the more challenging and complex work circa My Beautiful Dark Twisted Family that enchanted critics and polarized fans, and just got more polarizing from there. The man is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, hiding behind a Twitter handle but this might be very well be pop art genius...we'll see how it holds up over time! Pretty stripped down compared to some of his denser productions the past few years, and lyrically daunting, but oddly hypnotic all the way. Includes "I Thought About Killing You", "Yikes", "All Mine", "Wouldn't Leave" and "Ghost Town" with PartyNextDoor, "No Mistakes" and "Violent Crimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in back.)

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✨✧ R Kelly & Jay-ZBest Of Both Worlds – clean promo version ... LP
Jive/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Take You Home With Me aka Body", "Get This Money", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Naked", "It Ain't Personal", "Shake Ya Body" featuring Lil Kim, "The Streets", "Shorty", "Green Light" featuring Beanie Sigel, and "P***y" featuring Devin The Dude. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Method Man & Teddy RileyParty... (radio, lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's little we can add to canon of critical regard this unimpeachable classic – just know that it's as essential as any hip hop album of the era. Includes "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage" and "Rebel Without A Pause", "Cold Lampin With Flavor", "Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic", "Louder Than A Bomb", "Caught, Can We Get A Witness", "She Watch Channel Zero", "Night Of The Living Baseheads", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Prophets For Right To Fight" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slick Rick's first solo LP – a hip hop classic, and essential to everyone's collection! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the world was more than ready for a full LP of his unique flow. The master of storytelling rap delivers the goods on each and every track here, which is more than can be said for most hip hop LPs. We never tire of timeless tracks like "Treat Her Like A Prostitute", "Children's Story", "The Ruler's Back", "Mona Lisa", and "Teenage Love". CD
(Some notes in pen on artwork.)

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✨✧ Chuck StanleyFiner Things In Life ... CD
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key record in the Def Jam shift from hip hop to bigger soul sounds – served up by mellow soul maestro Chuck Stanley! The record's got some great urban-styled production, which keeps the beats heavy – but the style's a lot more laidback and loving than most of Russell Simmons' hip hop projects – kind of a key precursor for the mix of hip hop rhythms and mainstream soul that would burst big in the decade to come! Titles include "Jammin To The Bells", "My All & All", "Real Soon", "When It All Falls Down", "Day By Day", "Love Toy", "Never Gonna Let You Go", and "Make You Mine Tonight", a duet with Alyson Williams. CD

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✨✧ TashanChasin' A Dream ... CD
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Def Jam classic from Tashan – and a record that really helped bridge the gap between male soul and hip hop in the 80s! The style's still as warm and soulful as most of Tashan's contemporaries, but the record definitely shows a bit of street soul in the rhythms too – often just a bit gentle, but prefacing the changes that would come more strongly in the next decade – an aspect that really made this one stand out from the rest! Tashan's vocals are in a classic romantic mode, but often set to beats that provide a nice contrast and a good sort of punch – a definite Def Jam mode that's famously heard on the title track. Titles include "Ooh We Baby", "So Much In Love", "I Don't Ever", "Love Is", "Read My Mind", "If Words Can Express", "Chasin A Dream", and "Strung Out On You". CD
Also available Chasin' A Dream ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Young JeezySoul Survivor (radio, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2005. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The huge radio hit off the "Thug Motivation" LP featuring Akon. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysHold It, Now Hit It (voc, inst, acapulco) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Def Jam sleeve, with a promo stamp and some wear at the opening.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from stoopid (as opposed to stupid) to thoughtful and playful innovators one of the more interesting artistic evolutions of their generation for sure. With all the killer cuts: "Rhymin & Stealin", "The New Style", "Girls", "Fight For Your Right To Party", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "Paul Revere", "Hold It Now Hit It", "She's Crafty", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary 180 gram pressing.)

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✨✧ Ja RulePain Is Love ... CD
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZDirt Off Your Shoulder (radio, LP, inst)/Encore (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2004. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Roc sleeve. Label has BPM in marker.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZHovi Baby (radio, LP, inst)/U Don't Know (Remix) (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With MOP on "U Don't Know". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Roc sleeve.)

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✨✧ LL Cool JRadio ... CD
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hip hop milestone for the Def Jam label and early rap superstar LL Cool J! This the fantastic first LP for LL – one that really helped kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – and proved to be huge game changer for the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next couple of decades – even if his later records could never approach this unf***withable level. Tracks include "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "Rock The Bells", "Dangerous", "That's A Lie", "You'll Rock" and "I Can Give You More". A piece of history! CD

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✨✧ Kanye WestDonda (4LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Def Jam, 2022. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
A sprawling extended album that had a bit of a legendary status before it was ever released – in part because Kanye West recorded part of the record in the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta while it was closed down during the pandemic! The set brings forward some of the spiritual themes of the album's predecessor, but also has some sharper hip hop edges overall – and some of the anger that reflects the changes that were taking place in Kanye's personal life at the time – reflected in a few of the album's more intense tracks, which are usually some of the best. Titles include "Jail", "God Breathed", "Hurricane", "Off The Grid", "Jonah", "Ok Ok", "Praise God", "Believe What I Say", "24", "Remote Control", "Moon", "Heaven & Hell", "Keep My Spirit Alive", "Donda", and "New Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... CD
Def Jam, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first mind-blowing salvo from the legendary PE! Public Enemy came with that strong, righteous voice in full force from the get-go – and if it's not quite the revolutionary aural experience as the following couple of albums on the production from, it's still pretty damn riveting effort. Hands down one of the best and most original hip hop debuts of the late 80s! Tracks include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Timebomb", "Miuzi Weighs a Ton", "Public Enemy No. 1", "Raise The Roof", "Terminator Ex Speaks With His Hands", "Sophisticated B*tch", and the title cut. CD

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✨✧ Da RanjahzRight Here (dirty, inst, clean) ... 12-inch
Carter Faculty/Def Jam, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DMXExodus ... CD
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A posthumous album from the mighty DMX – mirroring his career in way, from rugged and raging street anthems to soulful confessions and pleas to family. Exodus is heavy on guests appearances – and under the circumstances that feels right and fitting, to give this legendary voice the stars-studded sendoff he deserves – with one time rivals Nas and Jay-Z teaming up as show of respect, and appearances by Snoop Dogg, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Westside Gunn and more. Includes "That's My Dog", "Bath Salts", "Dongs Out", "Hold Me Down", "Skyscrapers", "Hood Blues", "Take Control", "Letter To My Son (Call Your Father)", "Prayer" and more. CD

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✨✧ JeezyThug Motivation – The Collection (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Not the Let's Get It record, but instead a Thug Motivation collection of classics – a package that's overflowing with hits – including "Trap Star", "And Then What", "Soul Survivor", "My Hood", "Go Getta", "I Luv It", "Lose My Mind", "Way Too Gone", "Supafreak", "I Do", "MLK Blvd", and "Leave You Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mel Powell's All StarsJam Session At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99 19.99
A pretty great group – led by pianist Mel Powell, and featuring Eddie Shu on tenor, Buck Clayton and Ruby Braff on trumpets, Lem Davis on alto, Buddy Tate on tenor, Steve Jordan on guitar, and Vernon Brown and Urbie Green on trombones. Long tracks, with a definite jam session feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Japanese pressing on CBS/Sony.)

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✨✧ VariousLoch Ness Monster/Funky Chicken (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of fantastic collections, back to back in a single set – with dozens more bonus tracks too! First up is Loch Ness Monster – One of the coolest collections ever put together by Trojan Records in the 70s – a set that's noteworthy not just for it's very cool cartoony cover and Brit Isles-located cover – but also for the weird and wild batch of music within! The tunes are a mix of late ska and rocksteady, but with a focus on some of the more unusual production styles and more offbeat lyrical modes of the period – qualities that make the whole set a delight as one track steps to the next – with playful interplay between themes and artists that makes the album way more than just a compilation fo different artists! Titles include "Man From MI5" by The Upsetters, "Loch Ness Monster" by King Horror, "Vampire" by The Upsetters, "Pussy Catch A Fire" by The Soul Mates, "Cutting Blade" by King Horror, "Barbwire" by Nora Dean, "Dracula Prince Of Darkness" by King Horror, and "African Meeting" by Girlie & Jomo. Funky Chicken is a really cool package from early 70s Trojan Records – a set that's titled after some of the big "funky animal" singles that were showing up on the US soul scene at the time – but which instead presents all sorts of soulful rocksteady cuts with a definite Jamaican groove! Titles include "Funky Chicken" by Winston Groovey, "Funky Reggae" by Dave Barker, "Funky Duck" by Dice The Boss, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, "Open Jaw" by Tommy McCook, and "The Monster" by Beverly's All Stars. 2CD set has 56 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on Damawuzan's music – and brings forth a killer batch of tracks recorded in Togo in the late 70s and early 80s – some with a definite James Brown influence in the grooves, others more open to more familiar West African elements you might hear in some of Roger's contemporaries – but still always delivered with this lean, mean style that's mighty soulful! The Hot Casa label is one that we've really grown to trust for the funkier side of vintage African recordings, and this set is no exception – filled with great grooves that include "Wait For Me", "Do You Know My Name", "I Need A Horse", "Tirez Tirez", "Motherless Child", "Vino La Medo", and "Agbe Fe Avi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rzewski/OrtegaPeople United Will Never Be Defeated/El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido (excerpt) – Stephen Drury ... CD
New Albion, 1994. Used ... $2.99 4.99
... CD

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.99
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 2CD box set edition is amazing – coming in a heavy-duty box with each disc in an oversized gatefold style sleeve – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes a nice booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. CD
Also available 24 24 Music (2LP reissue) ... LP 18.99

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Etta JamesGood Rockin Mama – Her 1950s Rock & Roll Dance Party ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Rare early work from Etta James – material cut during the late 50s for the west coast Modern Records label, most of it a lot harder-hitting than Etta's more famous music for Chess in the 60s! Given the raw power of Etta James at Chess, that's saying a heck of a lot – and you'll definitely hear an unbridled James at work here – a younger singer working in territory that echoes Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown on Atlantic, but with a grittier nod to the R&B underground on labels like King or Savoy. The package features a few great answer songs – Etta's contribution to the "Henry" song cycle – and some other great stompers too – a selection that includes "Tough Lover", "Good Rockin Daddy", "Woman", "The Wallflower", "Dance With Me Henry", "Hickory Dickory Dock", "Strange Things Happening", and "Hey Henry". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover is lightly stained and bent at the bottom corners, with wear at the bottom seam, and some flaking at the spine.)
Also available Masterjam (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Rufus & ChakaMasterjam (with bonus track) ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". CD
Also available Masterjam ... LP 7.99

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Slave/Steve Arrington/AurraSlave/Steve Arrington/Aurra – The Definitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 38.99
The first-ever group-spanning collection of work from the family of Slave – the late 70s funk powerhouse that was also linked to the group's Aurra and Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame! The package is heavy on work from Slave – that bass-heavy group who really revolutionized the sound of funk in the late 70s – creating a lean groove that was tight and right on the money, and providing a perfect platform for so many new artists to leap off into the 80s! The group also boasted members Steve Washington and Steve Arrington – the former of whom would launch Aurra, a great funk group famous for their Salsoul Records material – the latter of whom was lead singer Steve Arrington, who'd enjoy a great run under his own name in the 80s! This package brings together a massive amount of greatness from everyone involved – Aurra tracks that include "Are You Single", "Checking You Out", "Make Up Your Mind", "Such A Feeling", and "In The Mood To Groove"; Steve Arrington cuts "You Meet My Approval", "Weak At The Knees", "Feel So Real", and "Dancin In The Key Of Life"; and Slave cuts that include "Slide", "Screw Your Wig On Tite", "Are You Ready For Love", "Stellar Fungk", "Feel My Love", "Shine", "Funky Lady", "Snap Shot", "Party Lites", "Life Can Be Happy", "Great American Funk Song", "Stone Jam", "Sizzlin Hot", "Watching You", "Son Of Slide", "Party Hardy", and "Drac Is Back". 44 cuts in all! CD

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James Blood UlmerRevealing ... CD
In & Out (Germany), 1977. Used ... $13.99
A very unusual slice of work from guitarist James Blood Ulmer – material originally recorded in the late 70s in New York, but not issued until more than a decade later – making for a real revelation of Ulmer's early years as a leader! The tracks are all long and open, but have a different sound than some of James' better known records from a few years later – grooves that definitely show Ulmer's freewheeling approach to the guitar, but in ways that aren't trying as hard to enforce his identity, showing some surprising strong links to other jazz guitar modes! The balance is a bit hard to describe in words, but it's there – and the record's a great one if you only think of James as a guitarist capable of noisy or arty moments. The other players really help the feel of the record – and include George Adams on reeds, Cecil McBee on bass, and Doug Hammond on drums. Titles include "Revealing", "Raw Groove", "Overtime", and "Love Nest". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Various1979 – Revolt Into Style – 76 Year-Defining Tracks (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
The box takes its name from a Red Noise song issued in 1979 – and the collection features a whole host of other crucial tracks from that important year in the British music scene – a time when punk was already fading some of its initial glow, but opening the door for a whole host of new groups and creative styles to make their way into the world – as you'll hear here on this really well-collected batch of tracks from right at the tail end of the 70s! The work here is by artists who'd soon raise to greater fame, maybe just represented here by an initial single or two – mixed with others that left a big mark at the time, but maybe didn't have the longer staying power – a blend that's a great reminder of how dynamic the UK scene was at the time, and much more receptive to newcomers than some of the more bloated American music outlets in 1979. Styles move way way past punk – and the box features a whopping 75 tracks in all, with work by Glaxo Babies, Dead Fingers Talk, Jonnie & The Lubes, The Members, Joy Division, John Cooper Clarke, Magazine, Sham 69, Three Party Split, Tubeway Army, Teardrop Explodes, The Skids, Clash, Jags, Undertones, The Ruts, Jam, XTC, The Regents, Spizzenergi, Madness, The Monks, Vapors, The Pack, Disco Zombies, Swell Maps, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Julio GutierrezCuban Jam Session Vol 2 ... LP
Panart, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark recording that features the historic meeting of some of the greatest Afro Cuban jazz players of the late 50's – playing together in a loose jamming set of tracks that virtually defines the term descarga! Players include Julio Gutierrez, Jose "Chombo" Silva, Oascar Valdes, Walfredo De Los Reyes Jr., and Edilberto Scrich. Recorded in Havana, and with the tracks "Jam Session", "Rumba Theme", "Listen To The Rhythm", and "Bata Rhythm". Nice long tracks, with a hard Latin groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Venezuelan pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Dennis Alcapone & LizzySoul To Soul – DJ's Choice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A fantastic classic early dee jay set from the Jamaican scene – a record that not only showcase the burgeoning talents of the young Dennis Alcapone, but also features a fair bit of duets with Lizzy (Delroy Petgrave) – all at a level that really helps move the style forward! At times, there's plenty of echoes of older rocksteady soul in the rhythms, but the presentation is definitely more 70s overall – especially in the edge that Dennis brings to his vocals, which reflect some of the changing times on the scene. Titles include "DJ's Choice", "The Funky Tang", "Picture On The Wall", "Engine Engine Number Nine", and "Wake Up Jamaica" by Dennis Alcapone – plus "Cry Tough", "The Right Song", and "Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank" by Lizzy & Dennis. CD also features 16 more bonus tracks, 5 of which are new to CD – tracks by Dennis, Lizzy, and others by Hopeton Lewis, Tommy McCook, Earl Lindo, and The Now Generation. CD

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✨✧ Alegre All StarsAlegre All Stars Vol 1 ... LP
Alegre/Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album that shaped Latin jazz for years to come! The format of the set borrows heavily from the previous Cuban Jam Session LPs, but gives it a real New York twist that made the Alegre albums much stronger overall – and much more influential in a wider spectrum. A core group fo well-known players – Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Kako, Jose Chombo Silva, and others – come together in the studio magically – setting egos aside, and bringing their best work to the table in a hard-jamming style that defined the crackling jazz-based "descarga" style of the time. In addition to that, the production style has lots of conversation and hanging out sounds between the tracks, really setting the feel for the album with a great spirit that goes on to touch the music as well! A treasure that's still one of the best examples of the jam session at work – and with titles that include "Soy Feliz, "Ay Camino Y Ven", "Almendra", "Para Ti", and "Estoy Buscando a Kako". LP, Vinyl record album

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsGive Me Hope ... LP
Lovemonk (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A really strong record from JP Bimeni – a soul singer with a style that's all his own, yet one that's also set up here in some nicely classic backings! Bimeni has unusual vocal phrasing that may well come from his Burundian roots, but he also manages to put across a tune with a vibe that almost feels like classic Memphis soul from years back – a quality that definitely comes from the tight backings of The Black Belts, who blend sharp drums and riffing guitar with nice use of warm organ lines and punctuated horn parts. Titles include "Four Walls", "Not In My Name", "James Stern", "Precious Girl", "Found A Good Thang", "When Everything Is Wrong", "Guilty & Blessed", and "Ghost City". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... CD
Numero, 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on the instrumental tip, and which allow for plenty of room in the tracks to let the players stretch out and solo – in a blend of keyboards and guitar with more traditional sarod and tablas! Rhythms are mostly upbeat, but in ways that are more interesting than the "disco" title implies – especially in 1982 – and the whole thing's maybe first a funky fusion record, which then borrows a bit from Indian percussion, then adds in Rupa's vocals in the lead. Titles include "Aaj Shanibar", "Moja Bhari Moja", "East West Shuffle", and the side-long jam "Ayee Morshume/Be Reham Duniya". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Duke pressing, in great shape!)

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Booker T & The MGsComplete Stax Singles Vol 2 – 1968 to 1974 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stax/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $41.99 42.99
A sublime second chapter of work from Booker T & The MGs – pulled from a time when Stax Records was stepping out of the influence of Atlantic, and really opening the door to a wide variety of new soul sounds! That approach is definitely in place here – as the tracks really evolve past the early hits of the group – with more unusual rhythmic patterns, laid down by the great Al Jackson on drums and Donald Duck Dunn on bass – while Steve Cropper provides all the riffing genius on his guitar, and Booker T pushes things over the top with completely sublime work on organ! All players are really changing up their groove, especially as the singles here progress from the 60s into the 70s – and the package features a-sides and b-sides, and even a few post-Booker T cuts by the MGs. Titles include "Kinda Easy Like", "Melting Pot", "Sunday Sermon", "Something", "Fuquawi", "Sugarcane", "Blackside", "Neckbone", "Soul Clap 69", "Slum Baby", "Meditation", "Johnny I Love You", "Time Is Tight", "Jamaica This Morning", "Over Easy", "Heads Or Tails", "Mrs Robinson", and "Soul Limbo. LP, Vinyl record album
(On red vinyl!)

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Bobby ByrdHelp For My Brother – The Pre-Funk Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Incredible work from Bobby Byrd – the man who was literally standing in the shadow of James Brown during the 60s – given how many times Bobby appeared with James on stage, and worked with him in the studio! Yet despite that near-lifetime association with The Godfather, Bobby's a hell of a singer on his own – definitely in the JB mold, but with a voice that can sometimes sweetly crackle in a very personal style – and also open up into different themes that sometimes move his music more towards Stax or Atlantic than some of James' King Records material from the time! All that range and plenty more is presented here – in an overlooked side of Bobby's career – all the wonderfully strong solo tracks he recorded with James Brown as a producer – issued in the mid 60s by the Smash and King Records labels, and a hell of a discography on its own. In fact, had Byrd not worked with James, we'd maybe guess that he would have hit even bigger fame on his own with these singles – such is the quality in both the vocals and overall presentation. This is the first time this material has ever been pulled together like this – and most of it has never been reissued at all – and the 24 track CD is overflowing with great notes that also give Bobby his due. Titles include "Write Me A Letter", "I Found Out", "Ain't No Use", "I'm Just A Nobody (parts 1 & 2)", "Lost In The Mood Of Changes", "You're Gonna Need My Lovin", "Let Me Know", "Time Will Make A Change", "No One Like My Baby", "Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)", "You Gave Me Heart A Song To Sing", "My Concerto", and "I'm Lonely". CD

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Chicken ShackCrying Won't Help You Now – The Deram Years 1971 to 1974 (Imagination Lady/Unlucky Boy/Goodbye/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 39.99
British group Chicken Shack famously first got their start on the Blue Horizon label – but when they moved to Deram Records, they really stretched out and opened their sound – as you'll hear on the three albums on this set! First up is Imagination Lady – a fantastic album from this legendary British group – a bluesy rock combo who grew up in the same space as Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown, but who never fully got their due on this side of the Atlantic! The group here is a unique lineup that only recorded this one album – a trio with John Glascock on bass and Paul Hancox on drums – two players who give leader Stan Webb plenty of space in the spotlight, which means a very strong emphasis on his mindblowing work on guitar! Webb's a musician with the chops of contemporaries Eric Clapton and Peter Green, and you can definitely hear that here – and, like his contemporaries, Stan is also really taking the music way past its bluesy inspirations – using the trio to maybe bring in more of a hard rock vibe, yet never going too far in that direction either. Titles include "Daughter Of The Hillside", "Crying Won't Help You Now", "The Loser", "Telling Your Fortune", and "Poor Boy". Next is Unlucky Boy – a set that has Chicken Shack really refining the blues inspirations of their roots, heading into hard rock territory, and really helping define a sound that so many other groups would soon steal and use to great radio fame! The vocals of Stan Webb are recorded with a nice sort of echo at times – more 70s guitar hero than before, but at a level that really makes them even more powerful, and less straight blues-inspired at times – bold, powerful, and with a quality that should have made Webb one of the better-remembered greats of his generation! Titles include "Revelation", "Stan The Man", "Jammin With The Ash", "Unlucky Boy", and "You Know Could Be Right". Last up is Goodbye – a set that maybe has Chicken Shack stripping things down even more than the previous record – almost going back to their blues roots, but with all the lessons that they'd learned over other albums! Stan Webb is still a hell of a frontman, on both vocals and guitar – and titles include "Going Down", "Webb's Boogie", "You're Mean", "Poor Boy", "Webb's Guitar Shuffle", and "You Take Me Down". 3CD set features bonus tracks – single versions of "Poor Boy", "As Time Goes Passing By", and "Telling Your Fortune". CD

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Stanley ClarkeI Wanna Play For You ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A wickedly funky album from Stanley Clarke – perhaps his most fully-formed album of the Columbia years, and a set that really brings together his jazz and soul styles! There's a definite R&B vibe going on, but it's also one that's still quite heavy on bass work from Stanley – a groove that's not far from Bootsy Collins at times, but perhaps with a bit more jazz inflections. Jamming is kept to a minimum, which is fine by us – and the album's filled with really tuneful tunes that have an almost George Duke-like appeal. Guests include Tom Scott and Stan Getz on saxes, George Duke on piano, Harvey Mason and Steve Gadd on drums, and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals. Titles include "I Wanna Play For You", "Just A Feeling", "Strange Weather", "My Greatest Hits", "School Days", and "Blues For Mingus". LP, Vinyl record album
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ClashCombat Rock (People's Hall special edition – 3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 1982. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $60.99 62.99
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". This 3LP edition features lots of bonus tracks – including material recorded in People's Hall for the original expanded version of the project – titles that include "Idle In Kangaroo Court", "The Fulham Connection", "Longtime Jerk", "Futura 2000", "Radio Clash", "First Night Back In London", "Outside Bonds", "Radio One Mikey read", "He Who Dares Or Is Tired", and "Midnight To Stevens". LP, Vinyl record album
(180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash!)

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DeodatoKnights Of Fantasy ... LP
Warner, 1979. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
Smooth jazzy work from Deodato – a record that takes off from his electric keyboard work of the early 70s, and shows his growing interest in modern soul and R&B a the time! Deodato's still a few years way from some of his famous soul production work, but he's already got a great ear for a groove – and works in a style that's tight, but never too slick – the best Joe Sample or Crusaders territory, but even more groove oriented too. You can definitely hear Deodato's growing taste for modern soul here – especially on the seminal club jammer "Whistle Bump", which is a tight keyboard-driven groove, with some sweeping strings underneath wah wah guitar. The cut's the real standout on the album – although there's a few other nice moments, like "Space Dust" and "Lovely Lady", which has a great mellow Bob James-ish sound. LP, Vinyl record album
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Larry Douglas AlltetDedications ... CD
Swajola, 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare bit of indie jazz from the Bay Area scene of the 80s – but put together with a groove that's much more 70s overall! The group's headed by trumpeter Larry Douglas, and has a soaring, soulful groove that definitely owes a lot to the spiritual sound on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz – but which is also served up here with a confident style of its own – a mode that's brimming over with smart ideas and great intentions – especially on some of the numbers that feature a larger lineup! In addition to Douglas on trumpet, flugelhorn, and piano – the set also features Ronald Wilson on tenor and baritone sax, David Masucci on flute, Ray Williams on Fender Rhodes, Eric Vaughn on piano, Marcos Torres on timbales and percussion, and Kamau Seitu on drums and congas. The album's a real lost charmer – with a vibe that we'd liken to some of the best projects from Earl & Carl Grubbs at times – and titles include "Dedications (The Theme)", "Untitled", "Jammin' At The Boro'", "Illusions", "Traces", and "Dedications (The Variation)". CD
Also available Dedications (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Larry Douglas AlltetDedications (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Swajola/Tidal Waves, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A rare bit of indie jazz from the Bay Area scene of the 80s – but put together with a groove that's much more 70s overall! The group's headed by trumpeter Larry Douglas, and has a soaring, soulful groove that definitely owes a lot to the spiritual sound on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz – but which is also served up here with a confident style of its own – a mode that's brimming over with smart ideas and great intentions – especially on some of the numbers that feature a larger lineup! In addition to Douglas on trumpet, flugelhorn, and piano – the set also features Ronald Wilson on tenor and baritone sax, David Masucci on flute, Ray Williams on Fender Rhodes, Eric Vaughn on piano, Marcos Torres on timbales and percussion, and Kamau Seitu on drums and congas. The album's a real lost charmer – with a vibe that we'd liken to some of the best projects from Earl & Carl Grubbs at times – and titles include "Dedications (The Theme)", "Untitled", "Jammin' At The Boro'", "Illusions", "Traces", and "Dedications (The Variation)". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – with obi. Limited to 500 copies!)
Also available Dedications ... CD 13.99

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George DukeNo Rhyme No Reason – The Elektra/Warner Years 1985 to 2000 (3CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
George Duke at the end of the century – still going strong with the wonderful mix of jazz, funk, and soul that he pioneered in the 70s – a style that really grows and shifts in mighty nice way over the course of the material in the set! Duke moved from Epic to Elektra and Warner during the time of these tracks – and while some of the material has George picking up more 80s-styled keyboard elements and rhythms, the set also progresses towards other material that's maybe even more back to basics in a jazz sort of way – first electric, then more acoustic – but with some nice variations that show that Duke, one of the real pioneers, was still doing a lot more with soulful jazz than most of his contemporaries! You'll definitely find a few vocal cuts here – George always had a great ear for a singer – and throughout, the man's skills on the keyboard continue to be strong – especially tilted towards that nice sense of space that Duke picked up after his jamming years in the mid 70s. As with other titles on the Soulmusic label, the choice of cuts is great – really focusing on the kind of special album tracks that show a deeper side of the artist than the singles – with a total of 45 tracks that include "Mystery Eyes", "Say Hello", "The Touch", "From Dusk To Dawn", "It's Our World", "So I'll Pretend", "Montreux Nights", "Love Can Be So Cold", "No Rhyme No Reason", "6 O'Clock", "Fame", "560 SL", "Rise Up", "Guilty", "I Surrender", "Thief In The Night", "The Times We've Known", "All About You", "If You Will", "She's Amazing", "Thinin About You", "Fill The Need", and "Never Be Another". CD

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Fatback BandYum Yum ... CD
Event/Southbound (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
Yum Yum indeed – because the groove on here is pretty darn tasty! Fatback are definitely shaking off the rougher edges of their funkiest years on this set, but the sound is still plenty great – a jamming dancefloor groove that's still filled with plenty of tight live instrumentation, all in a mode that's a lot more harder-hitting than most of the groups of the disco years! There's a bit more horns than before – showing a bit of a BT Express influence, it seems – but the rhythms are very firmly at the core, and have plenty of those rumbling basslines that first put the Fatback name on the map. Drums get nice and tight on some tracks too – making for some nicely breaking tracks on the record, almost in a street funk mode – and titles include "Put The Funk On You", "Let The Drums Speak", "Feed Me Your Love", "Trompin", "Boogie With Fatback", and "Gotta Learn How To Dance". CD

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FunkadelicMotor City Madness – The Ultimate Funkadelic Compilation ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 19.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – because it definitely is the ultimate collection of Funkadelic goodies! The 2CD set pulls together 29 tracks from the group's classic years at Westbound – and shows them starting out as a messed-up, guitar-growling rock funk act – filled with the unique crossover spirit of Detroit – then turning into a tighter, funkier soul act with the power to really rock the charts! All the good funky tunes are here – and the set seems to have a special focus on tracks by the group that have been sampled strongly in recent history! Titles include "Red Hot Mama", "Funky Dollar Bill", "Hit It & Quit It", "Cosmic Slop", "Loose Booty", "Get Off Your Ass & Jam", "America Eats Its Young", "Maggot Brain", "I'll Stay", "Nappy Dugout", "I'll Bet You", "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody's Got A Thing", "A Joyful Process", "Be My Beach", "Undisco Kidd", "Biological Speculation", "Take Your Dead Ass Home", and "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure". CD

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... CD
Westbound, 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of funk – arguably the best that George Clinton ever had to offer, especially when you realize that Funkadelic was definitely the farthest-reaching of his many musical projects! Most cuts here are in shorter single versions – but there's a few LP-length jams – and titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On", "Sexy Ways", "Better By The Pound", "One Nation Under A Groove (part 1)", "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You", "I'll Bet You", "Red Hot Mama", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing". CD
Also available Standing On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ FunkadelicStanding On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 26.98
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of funk – arguably the best that George Clinton ever had to offer, especially when you realize that Funkadelic was definitely the farthest-reaching of his many musical projects! Most cuts here are in shorter single versions – but there's a few LP-length jams – and titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On", "Sexy Ways", "Better By The Pound", "One Nation Under A Groove (part 1)", "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You", "I'll Bet You", "Red Hot Mama", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Standing On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... CD 9.99

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Dizzy GillespieSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
If you like Dizzy Gillespie as much as us, you'll know that he kept on getting better and better as the years went on – continuing to evolve as a musician, into territory that's always very different than what he was giving the world a few years before! That's definitely the case here, on two live performances done for Dutch Radio in the late 70s – both of which feature a guitar as the key partner – with Rodney Jones on the first half, Ed Cherry on the second, and bass from Benjamin Brown and drums from the great Mickey Roker. Tracks are long, and open up in this really wonderful way – and the group is joined by percussionist Sheyvonne Wright on the second half, who also sings a bit too. There's a quality here that's much more in the best 70s work on the Muse label than you might expect – and titles include "Barcelona", "Diddy Wah Diddy", "Toccata", "The Truth", "Night In Tunisia", "Manha De Carnaval", and Round Midnight". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Herbie HancockImagine Project ... CD
Hancock, 2010. Used ... $4.99
An all-star effort from Herbie Hancock – like his previous record, a set that's filled with guest appearances from really dynamic range of talents! This collaborative change in Herbie's later years is a real surprise, and it's definitely helped him explore music with the sort of freedom to genre-step that he had back in the 70s – maybe not as cutting edge as in those days, but still surprisingly strong at the core. India Arie sings on a version of "Imagine", which also features Konono and Jeff Beck; John Legend and Pink sing on "Don't Give Up"; Ceu is on "Tempo De Amor"; The Chieftains play on "The Times They Are A Changing"; Los Lobos and Tinariwen are on "Tamatant Tilay/Exodus", Dave Matthews sings and plays on "Tomorrow Never Knows"; James Morrison guests on "A Change Is Gonna Come", and Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, and Anoushka Shankar all appear on "The Song Goes On". CD
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Michel HausserMr Vibes – Michel Hausser Quartet & Octet Sessions 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Michel Hausser was definitely "Mr Vibes" on the French scene of the 50s and 60s – a wonderful player on the instrument whose work on these tracks helped give the vibes as much of a place in European jazz world as the work of Milt Jackson over here in the US! Hauser's got a nicely sharp tone on the instrument – a good ear for the chromes on the vibes, but a quality that also mixes the sharpness of a percussive approach at times too – ringing out loud and proud on a selection of cuts from rare 10" albums, EP releases, and live material too! The scope of tracks here is fantastic – two sessions recorded with Bobby Jaspar on flute, another with Henri Renaud on piano, and another octet recording with Roger Guerin on trumpet, Bob Garcia on tenor, Rene Urteger on piano, and Dominique Chanson on flute and alto – plus live material with Arvanitas and Renaud, and one jam session track with Donald Byrd and Zoot Sims. 38 tracks in all, detailed notes on the sessions, and titles that include "Cliff Cliff", "Blues A San Pauli", "Made In Switzerland", "HEC Blues", "Rue Dauphone", "Blues Pour Le Chat", "Monsieur De", "Moanin", "4R", "Who You", "Phenil Isorpil Amine", and "Up In Hamburg". CD

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Reid Hoyson ProjectYour Move ... CD
Reid Hoyson, 2022. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Reid Hoyson on drums, Keith Bishop on tenor saxophone, Ava Lintzon on bass, Jeff Lashway on piano, George Jones on percussion, Eric DeFade on saxophone, James Moore on trumpet, Jeff Bush on trombone, and Jeff Grubbs on bass. CD

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Instant FunkInstant Funk (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Salsoul/BMG, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.99 On October 7, 2022
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp focus – with his own production and songwriting in play – in modes that are very much like his own best club tracks of the time – but the group is more than great enough on their own – with a funky edge that definitely lives up to their name, and a groove that's even sharper than the two aforementioned contemporary combos. Lead vocals are by James Carmichael, who's totally great – and titles include "Don't You Wanna Party", "Never Let It Go Away", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "Dark Vader", "Wide World Of Sports", and "You Say You Want Me To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
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Akira Ishikawa & Count BuffalosUganda – Dawn Of African Rock ... CD
Toshiba/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 About October 7, 2022
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa – even wilder than some of his famous funk sessions of the time! The set definitely lives up to its African Rock promise – as it features lots of sparely percussive tracks that build beautifully – clearly drawing from African inspiration, in the same way that other albums by Akira drew from American funk – then also adding in some cool production and hip effects that help further some of the "rock" side of the agenda! At points, the record almost feels like a solo percussion jam – but at others, the guitars really get heavy, with a jamming intensity that's simply mindblowing. There's lots of psychedelic overtones when the guitars come in – and they make for a wicked contrast with some of the more organic, percussion-oriented moments. All tunes are nice and long, and titles include the extended break cut "Pigmy", plus "Vita", "Na Tu Penda Sana", and "Wanyamana Mapambazuko". CD
 
 
 



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