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✨✧ Janet JacksonGot 'Til It's Gone (def club mix, def radio mix, armand van helden speedy garagez mix, nellee hooper master mix, jimmy jam mellow mix, ummah's uptown Saturday night mix, orig ext, ummah jay dee's revenge mix, lp inst) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1997. Near Mint- 2x12" Gatefold (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frankie Knuckles and Dave Morales house things up, and Armand Van Helden turns up the heat a little more with the speed garage feel that was the precursor to the 2 Step movement. Jay Dee keeps things smooth like butter. Guest appearances by Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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✨✧ Mos DefBlack On Both Sides ... LP
Rawkus/Def Jam, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mos Def's landmark late 90s solo debut – a rock solid classic that stands up today as one of the best hip hop albums of its decade – and for all the dizzying creative highs and lows of his career to follow, it stands strongly among his best work ever. His preceding duo work with Talib Kweli as Black Star set a pretty high bar creatively, and stunningly, Mos manages to clear it. It's all the more impressive given the stylistic diversity, ranging from bed rock boom bap, to leftfield funk, to Bad Brains-inspired punk. Incredible stuff. Tracks include "Ms Fat Booty", "Hip Hop", "Know That" featuring Talib Kweli, "Mr Ni**a" featuring Q-Tip, "Mathematics", "Brooklyn", "Umi Says", "Do It Now" featuring Busta Rhymes, "Fear Not Of Man", "Habitat", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CompSo Much Fire (clean, dirty, inst) (one-sided acetate) ... 12-inch
Def Jam/Digi Rom, Early 2000s. Very Good ... $4.99
With Cam'ron. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CruJust Another Case (radio, remix radio, LP inst) (CD single) ... CD
Def Jam/Violator, 1997. Used ... $2.99
"Just Another Case" features Slick Rick. CD
(Out of print.)

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DMXDo You (radio, explicit, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, Late 90s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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DMXExodus ... CD
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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
Also available Exodus ... LP 22.99

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DMXExodus ... LP
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Exodus ... CD 13.99

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DMXHow's It Goin' Down (edit, voc, TV track)/Ruff Ryders' Anthem (edit, voc, TV track) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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DMXWhat's My Name (radio, lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1999. Very Good ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ DMXWho We Be (radio, inst, call out research hook) ... CD
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Promotional release. Tray card has a crease.)

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EPMDNever Seen Before (radio, rmx radio) (CD single) ... CD
Def Jam, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Promotional release.)

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Geda K featuring RellOne Night (main, clean, inst, tv track, acapella) ... 12-inch
Carter Faculty/Def Jam, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Vinyl has small stickers on the deadwax.)

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Ja RuleHolla Holla (radio edit, street, inst, acapella)/It's Murda (radio edit, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam/Rush, 1999. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With DMX and Jay-Z on "It's Murda". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Ja RuleRule 3:36 ... LP
Def Jam, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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JeezyThug Motivation – The Collection (clear vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $35.99
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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Montell JordanLet's Ride (radio, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Juelz SantanaClockwork (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2006. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Keith MurrayYeah Yeah U Know It (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features the Def Squad. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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LL Cool J10 ... LP
Island/Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
Beats by the Neptunes and Trackmasters. Includes "Luv U Better", "Paradise", "Niggy Nuts", "Amazin", "Clockin G's", "After School", "Mirror Mirror" and "Big Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. NOTE – Cover has stuck-on paper and heavy peeling along the spine on the front and back third.)

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LL Cool JControl Myself (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2006. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featuring Jennifer Lopez. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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LL Cool JRadio ... CD
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
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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✨✧ LudacrisChicken & Beer ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ MC SerchHere It Comes (LP, inst)/Here It Comes Again ... CD
Def Jam, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Promotional single.)

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OnyxShut 'Em Down – Exclusive Album Advance ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Tracks include "Face Down", "Conspiracy", "Street N****z", "It Was Onyx", "Black Dust", "One Nation", "F*ck Dat", "Raze It Up", "Shut 'Em Down", and the "Shut 'Em Down" remix featuring Noreaga and Big Pun. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. Used ... $4.99
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD
(Out of print. Disc label has initials in marker.)

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Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the issues that really mattered to the people who were listening – and even after all these years, it's impossible to deny the impact and power of these cuts – many of which deal with issues that still haven't been resolved all these many decades later! Every track is a gem – and titles include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Public Enemy #1", "Rebel Without A Pause", "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Fight The Power", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "911 Is A Joke", "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Can't Truss It", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Hazy Shade Of Criminal", "Shut 'Em Down", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", and "He Got Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl in the US – indie exclusive!)

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Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had back in the day, but very much in keeping with the legacy they inspired – in a lineup that includes Questlove, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Impossebulls, Black Thought, Nas, YG, Run DMC, Mike D, Ad Rock, and even George Clinton! The tunes have plenty of old school PE vibes – and titles include "Go At It", "Rest In Beats", "RIP Blackat", "Grid", "State Of The Union", "Toxic", "Yesterday Man", "Fight The Power Remix 2020", "Beat Them All", and "Smash The Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album

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Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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RedmanSaga Continues (radio, lp, inst, acappella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2003. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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✨✧ RihannaPon De Replay Remix (clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2005. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Elephant Man. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Slick RickTeenage Love (voc, dub)/Treat Her Like A Prostitute (album, movie) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1988. Very Good- ... $7.99
The first Def Jam single from Slick Rick! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ 3rd BassIcon ... CD
Def Jam, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Warren GThis DJ (LP, inst, rmx)/Regulate (rmx) ... CD
Def Jam, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill ... CD
Def Jam, 1986. Used ... Temporarily 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. CD
(CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ DMXGrand Champ (CD & DVD) ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kanye WestJesus Walks (clean, dirty, acappella)/Heavy Hitters (clean, dirty, acappella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2004. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Roc sleeve.)

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✨✧ Method Man & RedmanHow High – Soundtrack – Radio Advance Promo ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Let's Do It", "Cisco Kid" featuring Cypress Hill and War, "Da Rockwilder", "Bring Da Pain", "How To Roll A Blunt", and "Round and Round Remix" featuring Jonell and Method Man. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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✨✧ Original ConceptStraight From The Basement Of Kooley High ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Debut LP following two dope singles. Most of the tracks have that harder 80s Def Jam feel, and of course the early Dr. Dre & T-Money (of Yo! MTV raps fame) appearances. Includes "Charlie Sez", "Runnin Yo Mouth", "Pump That Bass (Live)", "Here Comes The 5-Oh", "Get Stupid. . .Again", "(Cause) We're Original", "To The Beat Y'All", "She's Gotta Moustache" and "Total Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyFight The Power (extended rmx, supersaxx inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam/Sprite, 1989. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sprite Remix promo from 2004, pressed on clear vinyl.)

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✨✧ TashanChasin' A Dream ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. Sealed ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original copy, with a hype sticker and cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysIt's The New Style (voc, inst)/Paul Revere (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing in a stickered Def Jam sleeve, with light wear and a promo stamp.)

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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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✨✧ Beastie BoysRock Hard/Party's Gettin' Rough/Beastie Groove/Instrumental ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Their first single on Def Jam with three non-LP tracks. Unlike the more compact songs on License To Ill, "Parties Gettin Rough" and "Beastie Groove" are longer extended grooves with lots of guitars, tempo changes and arguements with the studio engineer. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the maroon Def Jam sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZMillion & One Questions (ext radio, Premier remix radio, Premier remix dirty, Premier remix inst, ext inst) ... 12-inch
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Roc sleeve.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. Used ... 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. CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. Used ... 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. CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... 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. CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyLouder Than A Bomb (orig, JMJ telephone tap groove, JMJ telephone tap groove inst)/Tie Goes To The Runner ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1993. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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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
Also available Yo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ RootsGame Theory ... LP
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares a tendency with their earlier masterwork Things Fall Apart in its way of applying an uplifting, riveting groove to tracks with some genuine hurt and despair. Sonically, Game Theory is its own animal. We NEVER would have pegged this record for the Def Jam debut – it's way too good! Tracks include the PE-referencing "False Media", "Game Theory" feat Malik B, the single "Don't Feel Right" feat Maimounta Youssef, "In The Music" feat Malik B & Porn, "Take It There" feat Wadud Ahmad, "Baby" feat John-John of Nouveau Riche, "Here I Come" feat Dice Raw of Nouveau Riche & Malik B, "Long Time" featuring Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler, "Clock With No Hands" feat Mercedes Martinez of Jazzyfatnastees, "Can't Stop This" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ 3rd BassSteppin' To The AM/Steppin To The PM (inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite early 3rd Bass cuts, with nice Bomb Squad production. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole, light ring wear, and a worn section at the spine.)

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✨✧ Kanye WestLate Registration ... LP
Def Jam, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Time will tell whether the sophomore LP Late Registration will prove to be as revolutionary of a commercial force as College Dropout turned out to be – but it's a better album! 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! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... 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

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✨✧ HostyleShould A Been Down (Past & Present) (radio, inst, acapella, lp)/Everybody's Rappin' (radio, inst, lp) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1996. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ JadakissCollector's Edition (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", "Angels Getting Pedicured", "Gov't Cheese", "Stand Up", "Jason", "Pray" & "Ain't Nothin New. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Montell JordanLet's Ride (radio, lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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✨✧ RootsGame Theory ... CD
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares a tendency with their earlier masterwork Things Fall Apart in its way of applying an uplifting, riveting groove to tracks with some genuine hurt and despair. Sonically, Game Theory is its own animal. We NEVER would have pegged this record for the Def Jam debut – it's way too good! Tracks include the PE-referencing "False Media", "Game Theory" feat Malik B, the single "Don't Feel Right" feat Maimounta Youssef, "In The Music" feat Malik B & Porn, "Take It There" feat Wadud Ahmad, "Baby" feat John-John of Nouveau Riche, "Here I Come" feat Dice Raw of Nouveau Riche & Malik B, "Long Time" featuring Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler, "Clock With No Hands" feat Mercedes Martinez of Jazzyfatnastees, "Can't Stop This" and more. CD
 
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✨✧ D'AngeloMe & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine (def squad remix redman intro, def squad remix erick intro, def squad remix no rap, def squad inst, dreamy remix, two way street mix, two way street inst, just tha beat mix) ... CD
EMI, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of remixes of this slow jam off the classic first LP, by Erick Sermon and a couple by DJ Premier. CD
(Rare promotional single – released in an ordinary jewel case without artwork. In great shape!)

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Beastie BoysSolid Gold Hits ... CD
Capitol, Mid 80s/1990s/Mid 2000s. Used ... $4.99
A foolproof batch featuring some of the finest Beastie Boy tracks – with many of the best bits from License To Ill through To The 5 Boroughs! This set on Capitol Records goes above and beyond the call of duty in its inclusion of the Def Jam material – a rare gift for a "best of" in these days of music industry corporate paranoia! Of course it doesn't include EVERY necessary Beastie Boys track of the past 20+ years, but it lives up to the title and makes for a nearly flawless listen! Titles include "So What'Cha Want", "Brass Monkey", "Ch-Check It Out", "No Sleep Till Brooklyn", "Hey Ladies", "Pass The Mic", "An Open Letter To NYC", "Root Down", "Sure Shot", "Triple Trouble", "Sabotage", "Fight For Your Right" and more! CD

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✨✧ CormegaRealness ... LP
Landspeed/Tuff Kong, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 34.98
The long-overdue solo debut of Cormega – served up after an initial rise to fame in The Firm, and after Def Jam decided not to release his previous recording! Yet all that space and struggle really seems to come to bear here – as the record's got a nice sort of intensity that cement the promise of Cormega's lead – maybe sounding even better here in an indie environment than it would have on a major label! The set features guest appearances from Prodigy and Tragedy Khadafi – and titles include "American Beaty", "Fallen Soldiers", "They Forced My Hand", "5 For 40", "Glory Days", "Rap's A Hustle", "Thun & Kicko", and "The Saga". LP, Vinyl record album

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DMXDMX – The Legacy ... LP
Def Jam, Late 90s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.99 On December 10, 2021
One of the most distinctively gruff, gritty and unabashedly emotional voices in hip hop – a rhyme legend from Yonkers – and this is a really solid retrospective! This Def Jam compilation comes about soon after DMX's return to the label and they take care to put together a representative selection of party anthems and more introspective jams including "Ready To Meet Him", "Where The Hood At", "Get At Me Dog", "Ruff Ryders' Anthem", "What's My Name", "Party Up", "X Gon' Give It To Ya", "How's It Goin' Down", "Slippin'", "Who We Be", "Grand Finale" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Run-DMCRaising Hell ... LP
Profile, 1986. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The massive third album from Run DMC – made at the top of their game – an pivotal effort that brought them to peak popularity and helped break hip hop in a huge way in the pop culture landscape! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – produced by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons with a classic early Def Jam vibe, in the same manner that helped the Beastie Boys get their records in the hands of folks who'd never buy hip hop otherwise! That sound comes to culmination on the album's hit collaboration with Aerosmith on a remake of "Walk This Way", resulting in the commercial breakthrough, but the real triumph here is the increased complexity in both the lyricism, and the way Jam Master Jay serves up their beats – which makes for a stone classic all the way through, on tracks that include "Peter Piper", "It's Tricky", "My Adidas", "Proud To Be Black", "You Be Illin'", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the purple cover, with light wear, a cutout notch and a few light splash marks.)
 
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Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Buddy DeFrancoJam Session #4 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – featuring a group with Stan Getz, Harry Edison, Wardell Gray, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Buddy De Franco, Count Basie, and Freddie Green – on two long tracks, "Oh Lady Be Good" and "Blues For The Count". The session's got a number of interesting aspects – Basie plays organ, Getz is a bit harder than usual, and Willie Smith sounds great, as always, in one of his rare appearances from the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2518, with obi and insert. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gap BandGap Band IV/Gap Band V Jammin ... CD
BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A pair of early 80s classics from the Gap Band – back to back in a single set! First up is Gap Banc IV – perhaps the ultimate album for The Gap Band – and sure, it was a hit, but the record still sounds great today, and the constant sampling of some of the record has kept it fresh in the crates for years and years! The band have lost the heavier funk sound of earlier years, and working in a slick 80s groove mode that they both helped to define and put on the charts with the tracks "Outstanding" and "Early In The Morning", both two killer grooves with a complicated instrumental feel, and some wicked harmony vocals over the top. Lonnie Simmons is still producing the band – and other tracks include "Lonely Like Me", "Stay With Me", "Talkin Back", and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me". On the second album, the Gap Band are definitely Jammin – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". CD

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Gap Band are definitely Jammin on this sweet little set from the early 80s – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
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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James BrownGravity ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A bit of a comeback for James Brown – a mid 80s outing recorded with Dan Hartman, who gives the record a "contemporary" sound that's definitely a great way to slide James in with the younger crowd at the time! The style's still funky, but has more street soul elements too – and the record sports guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Steve Winwood, and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and although the production is a bit stiff at points, there's some undeniable quality in James that still makes some nice moments shine through! Titles include "Gravity", "Let's Get Personal", "How Do You Stop", "Living In America", "Goliath", "Repeat The Beat", and "Return To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the spine.)
Also available Gravity (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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James BrownGravity (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scotti Bros/Big Break (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A bit of a comeback for James Brown – a mid 80s outing recorded with Dan Hartman, who gives the record a "contemporary" sound that's definitely a great way to slide James in with the younger crowd at the time! The style's still funky, but has more street soul elements too – and the record sports guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Steve Winwood, and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and although the production is a bit stiff at points, there's some undeniable quality in James that still makes some nice moments shine through! Titles include "Gravity", "Let's Get Personal", "How Do You Stop", "Living In America", "Goliath", "Repeat The Beat", and "Return To Me". Lots of bonus tracks too – including "Living In America (12" R&B dance)", "Living In America (inst)", "Living In America (soundtrack version)", "Gravity (12" ext)", "Goliath (12" message house mix)", "Gravity (single)", and "How Do You Stop (12" ext)". CD
Also available Gravity ... LP 9.99

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the 70s, records that were initially issued just under his last name! The groove on some tracks is full of early 80s NYC touches – sweet electro keyboards that provide some great middle-ground shocks to the tunes – while beats crackle crispy at the bottom, and Buari sings these slinky soul vocals that are a lot more American than you'd guess from the Ghanaian recording of the album. But other numbers have more of a West Africa vibe – that updating of older modes that was taking place in Nigeria too. Titles include "Music", "Feelings", "Anowar", and "Yayo Papa". Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters has a groove that definitely lives up to its name – a sweet 80s crackle with lots of tunes that jam in an old school funk style – keyboards, basslines, and rhythms right on the money – in a great Transatlantic bridge between Ghana and New York City! The set begins with the super-funky "Let's Go To Funky Town" – a tune with a break on the intro to rival some of the best funky club work of the time – and the vibe continues strongly through the rest of the set, on titles that include "Sophisticated Jammer", "Power To My People", "Rhythm Of Africa", "Minsumobo", and "Karambani". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... LP 19.99

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Bob JamesFoxie ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A schmaltzy cover, but still some pretty nice work from Bob James – playing here in a smaller combo mode that hangs onto the format of his earlier classics on CTI! The keyboards definitely have some sounds that mark the early 80s date of the record – but they're still warmer and more soulful than most of James' contemporaries, especially on the mellower tracks on the set. Other players include Marcus Miller and Will Lee on bass, Steve Gadd and Peter Erskine on drums, David Sanborn on sax, and Steve Khan on guitar – and titles include "Zebra Man", "Marco Polo", "Miranda", "Ludwig", "Fireball", and "Calaban". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of tape on the spine and a promo stamp.)

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VariousJamie 3:26 Presents A Taste Of Chicago ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Jamie 3:26 bills himself as "the next level of house" – and that definitely feels like the case here, as the Chicago DJ serves up very long edits and mixes of a host of great tracks – one club cut from the mid 70s, Chicago house classics from the late 80s, and a few underground tracks from more recent years! Jamie really brings a lot to the music here – emphasizing the greatness of the tunes in ways that we never would have expected, yet still keeping the genius of the originals intact – at a level that finally gives the rest of the world a chance to hear what he can bring to a well-crafted set on the dancefloor! Titles include "Venus & Mars (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by BSTC, "Comin On Strong (Jamie 3:26 basement edit)" by Calendar, "It's House (Jamie's basement edit)" by Chip E, "Jungle (Jamie's jungle sounds edit)" by Jungle Wonz, "Lesson (Doc Brucio's orig mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Mighty Science, "Mind Games (underground mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Quest, and "Stomps N Shouts (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Braxton Holmes. CD

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VariousJazz In Jamaica – The Coolest Cats From The Alpha Boy's School ... LP
Honey Pie, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Jazz in Jamaica, and a whole lot more – as the set brings together some key moments when the music was really shifting down in Kingston – still years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae, but with some definite differences in the way things come across! The Alpha Boy's School is a reference to the background of some of the key players – names that blossomed even more strongly in later years of Jamaican recording, with some who even achieved great fame recording over in the UK and Europe as well. But these are the giants at the start of their career – stepping out on some really great takes on more familiar jazz standards, but with a nicely inventive approach – as you'll hear on tunes that include "I'll Remember April" and "St Thomas" from Cecil Lloyd, "I Love Paris" by Lennie Hibbert, "Exodus" by Ernest Ranglin, "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "It Happnes" by The Workshop with Don Drummond, "Old Devil Moon" by Lance Hayward with Totlyn Jackson, "Let's Fall In Love" by Eric Grant, and "The Answer" by The Workshop with Tommy McCook. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKing Jammy's Dancehall Part 2 – 1984 to 1991 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 39.98
King Jammy may have come to the reggae party a bit later than some of his famous predecessors – but the man's ears and studio talents helped provide a great way for the whole scene to move forward strongly – as you'll hear from these crucial productions from the key dancehall hears! Although the bigger version of that style meant chart crossover, and even a bridge to other musical communities – the sound here is nicely stripped-down, and very rootsy – definitely a bit digital in the production, but always with a richness that goes right back to the earlier dubplate years of the 70s. As with all Dub Store titles, the choice of cuts is wonderful, and the presentation is right up there with the best from Soul Jazz and 17 North Parade. Titles include "History" by Dennis Brown, "One Big Ghetto" by Half Pint, "Don't Take Your Gun To Town" by Al Campbell, "Crucial Boy (version)" by Prince Jammy, "Victim Of Babylon (version)" by King Jammy, "Love Light Of Mine" by Horace Andy, "Cry For The Youths" by Wackad, "Dangerous System" by Pad Anthony, "No Drugs" by Tinga Stewart, and "Move On" by Wailing Souls. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownLove Over-Due ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1991. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
James Brown going strong into the 90s – and almost hitting a mode that's a bit like some of his first few records of the 80s! James is firmly at the helm here – producing, arranging, and writing most numbers – and while the sound is definitely more contemporary than on his classics, there's also still a definite Godfather-ness that always shines through. Most of the upbeat numbers have that peppy, bouncy sort of vibe that James was laying down on his bigger post-disco groovers – and a few other tracks hit a mellower, bluesier mode that's in keeping with his image on the cover. Titles include "Dance Dance Dance To The Funk", "Teardrops On Your Letter", "Later For Dancing", "Standing On Higher Ground", "Show Me", "Move On", and "It's Time To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with hype stickers and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's completely his own – borne out with incredible creative energy right from the very first note, and continuing through amazing territory with each new song on the set! There's some deft work on piano and electric harpsichord on the record – but there's lots more waves of dark textures and other tones – all to showcase Clementine's vocals, which are unlike any other singer we can think of. Benjamin's hardly just another voice with downtempo rhythms or modern production – as his lyrics are far richer, and his sound here already speaks volumes of his experiences on both the Paris and London scenes – although we're betting he's going to take the whole world by storm soon. Like nothing else you've ever heard – and we mean that in the best way possible – with songs that include "One Awkward Fish", "Farewell Sonata", "Better Sorry Than Asafe", "God Save The Jungle", "Phantom Of Aleppoville", "Paris Cor Blimey", "Jupiter", and "Ode From Joyce". CD

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✨✧ VariousKing Jammy's Dancehall Part 1 – 1985 to 1989 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from King Jammy's studios – all cuts recorded at the end of the 80s, with a definite digital feel – but a sound that's still a lot warmer and more soulful than bigger mainstream work of the time! As the title promises, there's plenty of dancehall in the mix – but many of the grooves are more laidback and mellow – bridging the space between the bigger global hits in the style, and a dubbier, rootsier generation of reggae too – which seems to bubble forth here on most tracks, and just get a slight digital reworking by Jammy. The 2LP set features a very well-selected batch of material from these years – titles that appeared on labels like Greensleeves, Superpower, and Unity Sounds, with titles that include "Icky All Over" by Wayne Smith, "In The Area" by Johnny Osborne, "The Exit" by Dennis Brown, "Don't Touch The Crack" by Little Kirk, "Dancehall Vibes" by Anthony Johnson, and "Jack Slick" by Junior Murvin. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jameszoo & Metropole OrkestMelkweg ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they flesh out all these great strands of sounds coming from the core quintet – with lots of keyboards and electronics from Jameszoo himself, plus more organ, Fender Rhodes, percussion, and saxes – sometimes used in ways that are spare and jagged, but which take on this richness next to the strings and woodwinds of the Metropole ensemble! Titles include "Nail", "Flu", "Crumble", "Meat", "Lose", "Toots", and "Soup". LP, Vinyl record album

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Allman BrothersBear's Sonic Journals – Fillmore East February 1970 (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Allman Brothers, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A legendary live performance by the Allman Brothers – recorded during February of 1970, at a time when the group were definitely at their early prime – and already had a reputation for the same sort of concert jamming that drew fans to the Grateful Dead! As with the Dead, the Brothers left behind plenty of material that grew in fame over the years, thanks to tapes changing hands between collectors – finally seeing proper release in a package like this. Duane and Gregg are at the height of their powers – and titles include the 30+ minute "Mountain Jam" – plus "Whipping Post", "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Statesboro Blues", and "Outskirts Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Ten Bands One Cause 2021 pressing – on pink vinyl!)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsWhen I Was Young – The MGM Recordings 1967/1968 (Winds Of Change/Twain Shall Meet/Everyone Of Us/Love Is/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
MGM/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99 65.99
A fantastic package of work from The Animals – all their great second chapter albums for MGM, offered up here with bonus tracks too! First up is Winds Of Change, presented in both stereo and mono mixes – one of The Animals' most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at times too! Production by Tom Wilson is really great – echoey at most moments, with a kind of "flash" and shimmer around the drums that really spaces things out, and almost gives a Velvets sort of feel to the proceedings. The group's bluesier roots are still in place at times – but these have also been tripped-out and abstracted too, in modes that are a few years ahead of other blues rock combos on the rise. Titles include "It's All Meat", "Winds Of Change", "Poem By The Sea", "Yes I Am Experienced", "Hotel Hell", "San Franciscan Nights", and "Man Woman". Next is Twain Shall Meet – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". Every One Of Us is a real gem from The Animals' overlooked late 60s years on MGM – a time when the group were easily making some of the most inventive music on the label! The styles here are even wider than before – definitely an attempt to showcase "every one of us" that made up the group – in a blend of spacey sounds, gentle folksy moments, and some of the rougher tones of previous MGM records. Many titles were written only by Burdon – a bit of a change from before – and showcase an increased use of acoustic guitar alongside his bleak vocals. Titles include "The Immigrant Lad", "Year Of The Guru", "Serenade To A Sweet Lady", "White Houses", "New York 1963/America 1968", and "Uppers & Downers". Next is Love Is – a fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". Bonus tracks include "Monterey (mono single)", "White Houses (single stereo)", "Anything (single)", "Gratefully Dead", "Ain't That So", "When I was Young", "A Girl Named Sandoz", "River Deep Mountain High (single stereo)", and "Sky Pilot (parts 1 & 2)", CD

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ApostlesApostles ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally great – and almost as appealing to standard funk fans as to listeners looking for more Afro-styled sounds – although a few numbers also move into slightly trippy Zamrock territory, which gives the album an even greater sense of depth! The basslines, drums, and guitars are totally great – and titles include "Highway To Success", "Never Too Late", "Play Girl", "Inflation", "Don't Worry", and "Guest Of HOnor". CD

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✨✧ BeyonceLemonade (CD/DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 2016. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
It's a long long way from Destiny's Child – as Beyonce comes on here with a righteous power she's never had before – much more message-oriented, and with larger agenda than the catchy pop of her youth! The album got quite a buzz before release, and definitely lives up to that promise – certainly darker, and deeper than anything we've heard before from the singer – almost her own move into some of the territory that D'Angelo hit in recent years, although with a more mainstream R&B construction to some of the tunes. The record features guest work from Jack White, Kendrick Lamarr, The Weeknd, and James Blake – but Beyonce is clearly the main focus throughout – on titles that include "Pray You Catch Me", "Daddy Lessons", "Forward", "6 Inch", "Don't Hurt Yourself", "Hold UP", "Freedom", "All Night", and "Formation". Deluxe CD includes a DVD with the Lemonade companion film! CD
(Deluxe CD includes a DVD with the Lemonade film!)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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ChangeEverything & More – The Complete Collection 1980 to 2019 (Glow Of Love/Miracles/Sharing Your Love/This Is Your Time/Change Of Heart/Turn On Your Radio/Love 4 Love) (7CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 7CD ... $64.99 69.99
A huge batch of work from Change – all the group's classic albums from the 80s, plus some great work from later years too – all with bonus tracks added to most of the records! First up is Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. Next is Miracles – a brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw. Sharing Your Love is sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet genuinely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. This Is Your Love is an overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Next is Change Of Heart – a game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. Turn On Your Radio is not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow to midtempo mode – all topped with vocals from male and female members of the group! Change still have a great way with a hook here – an approach to soul that's tight and professional, yet not nearly as cloying as some of the chart-climbing acts of their generation. And as before, the keyboards are almost as great as the vocals – with slight jazzy inflections that warm up the tunes nicely! Last up is Love 4 Love – a 2018 comeback for Change – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well! Box set features 78 tracks in all – with bonus tracks added to most albums! CD

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ClashCombat Rock ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with 2A/2F matrix and Masterdisk stamp. Cover has ring and edge wear and a name in pen.)

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Jimmy CliffFollow My Mind ... CD
Reprise/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Warmly-crafted work from Jimmy Cliff – a mid 70s set that has the singer emerging way past the Kingston scene, to a role where he feels much more like a global soul superstar overall! Make no mistake, there's definitely plenty of reggae on the album – but the record also marks that moment when the music was really reaching out to much bigger audiences, thanks to talents as great as Jimmy – able to take the best well-crafted grooves of Jamaica, mix them with a bit of Cali sunshine, and come up with cuts that sparkle here – like "I'm Gonna Live I'm Gonna Love", "Who Feels It, Knows It", "Remake The World", "Hypocrites", "Wahjahka Man", "The News", "Look At The Mountains", "You're The Only One", and the seminal "No Woman No Cry". CD

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CorporationCorporation ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
An excellent album of jazzy rock material from Detroit! The Corporation were definitely one of the hipper groups ever to record for Capitol during the late 60s, as you'll hear on their incredible version of John Coltrane's "India", done as a progged-out slightly funky instrumental, and taking up all of side 2 of the record. Given that there's no sax player in the group, their version's quite different than the original, with lots of nice organ and guitar jamming. Side 1 of the album features the group on 5 shorter psyche vocal numbers – like "Smile", "Drifting", "Highway", and "Ring That Bell" – all of them pretty groovy, and with some good jazzy influences. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with staple holes in the top left corner.)

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DeodatoKnights Of Fantasy ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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

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Larry Douglas AlltetDedications (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Swajola/Tidal Waves, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99 On January 28, 2022
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!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 28.
Also available Dedications ... CD 13.99

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FlockTruth – The Columbia Recordings 1969/1970 (Flock/Dinosaur Swamps/bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of albums by The Flock – with bonus tracks too! First up is the group's self-titled debut – far-reaching sounds from The Flock – a group who were maybe one of the best American acts at the end of the 60s to blend trippy rock with the big new wave of jazz fusion! These guys definitely use horns in a way that link them to the chunky groove of early work by Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears – but they're also clearly going for a more long-haired vibe, too – especially when they open up on some acoustic stringed instrumentation – such as 12-string guitar or violin, both of which are handled by Jerry Goodman in a really great way! These instruments really shape some of the sound of the set – especially the violin when it's used in these freewheeling passages that might give Jean-Luc Ponty a run for his money – but there's also a core, tight soulful sound that balances things out nicely – as does some of the heavy drums and fuzzy guitar! Titles include "Clown", "I Am The Tall Tree", "Store Bought Store Thought", and "Truth" – plus a very cool funky cover of The Kinks' "Tired Of Waiting". Dinosaur Swamps has a slightly different sound than previously from The Flock – a set that brings in some sweet Hammond organ to the group's mix of jazzy horns and freewheeling guitar and violin – all in a way that even makes the whole thing better than before! The organ is never too jamming, but used at times to give the music a subtle majesty – and at other times to maybe percolate a bit more soul – while the previous instrumentation on guitar, violin, trumpet, and saxes is only even better than before – really setting these guys apart with one of the most unique visions in American jazz rock – especially when they maybe hit a few other musical roots too. Titles include "Green Slice", "Big Bird", "Hornschmeyer's Island", "Crabfoot", "Mermaid", and "Uranian Sircus". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – including "Afrika", "Just Do It", "Clown (part 1 & 2)", "What Would You Do If The Sun Died", "Lollipops & Rainbows", "Chanja", and "Atlantians Truckin Home". CD

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K Frimpong & His Cubanos FiestaMe Da A Onnda ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with instrumentation that's a bit more familiar to the best highlife jams of the times, but other times with a hard and heavy early 70s funk approach that's in the best James Brown tradition! The album features four extended tracks that are all nice and long – and although there's vocals on the record, the main appeal is the fantastic instrumentation – on titles that include "Daben Ni", "Me Yee Owu Den", "Nye Mea", and "Me Da A Onnda". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Debbie HarryKookoo ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A nice change in sound for Debbie Harry – thanks to Chic production from Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards – who really help the solo singer find a groove that's quite different than her work in Blondie! The style's a mixture of the funky club that Chic did so well, with elements that lean a bit more towards an early 80s rockish dancefloor – almost with a vibe that echoes some of the UK imports trickling over to these shores at the time, but with a definite New York vibe underneath! The setting gives Harry's vocals a great way to hit a more playful nature – that sound that was creeping in a bit in Blondie, but which some folks thought was wrong for the group – and Chris Stein is still on hand to bring in some street-sensitive riffing guitar. Titles include "Backfired", "Military Rap", "Oasis", "Surrender", "Chrome", "Jump Jump", and "The Jam Was Moving". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and remnants of an old price sticker.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardHigh Blues Pressure ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1968. Used ... $14.99
A real gem from Freddie Hubbard's 60s years – an all soul jazz outing, cut with a hip array of players that show that young Fred was definitely on the forefront of jazz at the time! Despite the "blues" in the title, the main groove is spiritual soul jazz – in a style that puts Freddie a few years ahead of the Strata East crew, and working here in a mode that he oddly didn't continue into the 70s. The album's got a really righteous sound overall – with long tracks that really stretch out wonderfully with rich feeling and spirit – thanks to work from players who include Weldon Irvine and Kenny Barron on piano, Bennie Maupin and James Spaulding on reeds, and Freddie Waits on drums. The set's filled with great original tunes that include Freddie's "Latina", "True Colors", and "For BP" – as well as a version of Weldon Irvine's "Can't Let Her Go". CD
(Out of print, HDCD pressing.)

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Jonzun CrewLost In Space (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Sweet breaking grooves from The Jonzun Crew – an early act in the Tommy Boy hip hop roster, and one who were maybe a bit more electro than the rest! Here, Jonzun Crew have a vibe that's nicely like Newcleus – lots of sharp drum machine beats, peppered with keyboards, vocoder on the vocals, and an overall outer space image that really fits their sound! Michael Jonzun is the vocalist and electronic wizard in the lead – and Jellybean remixed a few of the tracks for the album, too. There's a really unified feel here – Jonzun and crew definitely keep their sound strong throughout – on titles that include "Electro Boogie Encounter", "We Are The Jonzun Crew", "Space Is The Place", "Ground Control", "Space Cowboy", and "Pack Jam". LP, Vinyl record album
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KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with some slightly more progressive elements – never too jamming to get in the way of the groove, but with a complexity that shows us that these guys are really amazing musicians – steeped in the best influences from the past, but never copycats at all – and always with a very original sound! The core trio is expanded just slightly here on a few tracks – with the spare addition of elements like vibes, percussion, or pedal steel – each used sparingly, but to create some great sonic colors in the mix. Titles include "First Class", "Pelota", "Dearest Alfred", "If There Is No Question", "One To Remember", "So We Won't Forget", "Shida", and "Father Bird Mother Bird". CD

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Azar LawrenceShadow Dancing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Riza/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99 On February 26, 2022
An obscure set from Azar Lawrence – self-produced and self-arranged, in a smooth modern soul mode that's kind of an 80s extension of his work in the 70s for Prestige. There's a definite R&B groove on most tracks, and vocalist Coco Evans sings on 2 of the album's 8 tracks. Lawrence is on reeds, and other players in the group include Leo Nocentelli on guitar and James Gadson on drums. Titles include "Keep It Hot", "Your Love Is Keeping Me Alive", "Magic In The Night", "Shadow Dancing", "One More Time", and "Inside Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – with obi and insert.) This item will not be delivered to you before Saturday, February 26.
 
 
 



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