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Holy Modal RoundersHoly Modal Rounders – Live In 1965 ... CD
ESP/Don Giovanni, 1965. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Some of the earliest music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – a rare live performance from 1965, recorded at the Chess Mate nightclub in Detroit, and featuring only the duo of Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber! The music here is a bit more folksy and a bit less trippy than some of the Rounders' later recordings, but it still shows a decidedly left-field approach – not just in the subjects of the tunes, but also in the way the guitar, banjo, and fiddle are used – almost as additional voices at times, instead of conventional folk instrumentation. Titles include "Crowley Waltz", "Black Eyed Suzy", "My Mind Capsized", "Fishin Blues", "Rum Mountain", "Random Canyon", "Skin Game", "Indian War Whoop", and "Flop Eared Mule". CD

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Holy Modal RoundersIndian War Whoop ... CD
ESP/Don Giovanni, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange mixture of hippie instrumentation and sci-fi experimentation! The group for the record is a quartet – with the core combo of Peter Stampfel on violin and vocals and Steve Weber on guitar, augmented by playwright Sam Shephard on drums and Lee Crabtree on piano and organ – plus extra vocals from the trio of Antonia, Barbara, & Wendy. The music is in the best free-thinking style of other rock on the ESP label in the 60s – and titles include "Jimmy & Crash Survey The Universe" and "The Second-Hand Watch". CD

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Irreversible EntanglementsIrreversible Entanglements ... LP
International Anthem/Don Giovanni, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic mix of jazz and spoken word performance – delivered in a very righteous style that takes us back to the best vintage sides by artists like Wanda Robinson or Jayne Cortez! The words here are by Camae Ayewa – whose lyrics are as politically powerful as her presentation style – and the backing is by a superb quartet that features Keir Neuringer on alto, Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass, and Tcheser Holmes on drums – all musicians who really do a lot to contribute to the power of the spoken passages, but in a way that never overwhelms them! The instrumental sounds are as powerful as the lyrics – and together, they make for a record that would have been a shining jewel of the loft jazz generation, had it been recorded back in the day – but at a level that's even more incredible for a contemporary set. Titles include "Chicago To Texas", "Fireworks", "Projects", and "Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness – and their genre-bending, gender non-confirming style really pushes forward the energy of underground soul music – as they worked together in an empty storefront in Cleveland to craft this beautiful cycle of songs initial sketches they all fleshed out together – in a mix of shifting vocal leads, heavy drums, dark guitar lines, and proud horn parts. Titles include "Sense Of An Ending", "Something JD Said", "Been Around", "Devil Get Behind Me", "Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Wants", "Deluze (Solange say rmx)", "So Young So", "The Box", and "4 Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on clear vinyl. Includes the insert.)
Also available Cycle ... LP 18.99

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 29.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness – and their genre-bending, gender non-confirming style really pushes forward the energy of underground soul music – as they worked together in an empty storefront in Cleveland to craft this beautiful cycle of songs initial sketches they all fleshed out together – in a mix of shifting vocal leads, heavy drums, dark guitar lines, and proud horn parts. Titles include "Sense Of An Ending", "Something JD Said", "Been Around", "Devil Get Behind Me", "Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Wants", "Deluze (Solange say rmx)", "So Young So", "The Box", and "4 Days". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cycle ... LP 16.99

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Mourning A BLKstarReckoning (with bonus download) ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2019. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A tremendous effort from Mourning A BLKstar – a group who may be on their way to being the voice of a generation – as they work with an unabashed sense of righteous politics, funk, and soul – all taken to a higher plane in the process of creation! Plenty of folks are message-oriented in recent years, but these guys go things one better by working with a form that's often as powerful as their message – music that finds its own structure around the lyrical needs of the tunes – which sometimes creates a deeper drama in the lyrics, sometimes imbues them with a richness of spirit that's beyond description! Mourning A BLKstar don't just throw in some politics to a funk track, or get a bit righteous on a rhyme – and instead, they seem ready to create a genre that's all their own – with tracks that include "Blk Musak", "Harlem River Drive OG", "Situations", "Sweet Oil", "Star", "Reckoning", and "Gang Desire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Anna Fox RochinskiHoly Modal Rounders – Live In 1965 ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2021. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Nicole Mitchell & Moor MotherOffering – Live At Le Guess Who ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nicole Mitchell is an artist who made us sit up and say "wow" when we first saw her perform on the south side of Chicago 25 years ago – and she continues to make us express the same sort of surprise as the years go on – ever shifting her music, changing her focus, and continuing to get involved with really creative projects like this! The record is part of Mitchell's new sense of cosmic exploration – and features Nicole on flute and electronics, working alongside a lot more electronics from Moor Mother, who also delivers spoken passages on the album's all long tracks – which maybe make the whole thing come across like some Afro-Futurist blend of jazz, spoken word, and science fiction music – something that must have been amazing to see when it was performed live for this recording. Titles include "Up Out Of The Ugly", "Vultures Laughing", and "Prototype Eve". CD
 
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VariousAtlantic – The Total Black Experience In Sound ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great compilation from Atlantic, culled from their early 70s releases with some tracks from subsidiary labels like Alston, Atco and Niktom. Unlike a lot of promotional compilations, this set goes less for the big names and more for artists who ended up getting relegated to the sidelines, but who are sought after today. We're not going to try and tell you this is the total black experience in sound, but it's still a pretty darn nice collection. 13 tracks in all: "Angel" and "Sister From Texas" by Aretha Franklin, "Sweet Bird Of Youth" and "Mixed Up Guy" by Wayne Davis, "I Am A Woman" and "Gimme Back My Man" by Betty Wright, "Come Little Children" and "Love, Love, Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" and "Like Running Water" by Clarence Reid, "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles, "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett and "Conversation/How I Got Over" by Nikki Giovanni. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ VariousJammin In The Bronx – A Live Concert Tribute To Machito ... CD
Tropi Jazz, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 90s recording, but one that's filled with classic Latin touches – no surprise, given the wide range of players on the set! The performance was done as a benefit for the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital – and as such, it features lots of these musicians on relatively home turf – jamming with a vibrant quality that really takes us back to the days of the Fania All-Stars' live recordings. Players include Carlos Patato Valdes, Yomo Toro, Machito Orchestra, Papa Vazquez, Dave Valentin, and Alfredo Chocolate Amenteros – and titles include "Cuban Fantasy" and "Tanga" by Machito Orchestra, "Kalahari" by Dave Valentin, "Que Pescao" and "Como El Agua" by Papa Vazquez, "Just Me" by Giovanni Hidalgo, and "Mr Bruce", "Neurosis", and "Claudia" performed by an All Star Ensemble of these players. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rino GaetanoE Io Ci Sto (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet singer/songwriter work from the Italian scene – done with some slight new wave influences as well – all to make for a catchy batch of tunes from singer Rino Gaetano! Giovanni Tommaso helped on the arrangements, but the core sound is from a tighter combo – one that matches the energy of Gaetano's vocals on tunes that include "Jet Set", "Meta Africa Meta Europa", "Sombrero", "Ping Pong", "Ti Ti Ti Ti", and "La Donna Mia/Scusa Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary blue vinyl pressing!)
 
 
 



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