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Franco D'AndreaFrom East To West ... LP
Atlantic (Italy), 1978. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The great Italian pianist at his best – stretching out on long tracks that are filled with warmth and rhythmically lyrical beauty – with help from Dodo Goia on bass and Bruno Brianco on drums! Titles include long takes on "Footprints" and "Blue In Green" – plus the originals "Fegiz" and "Looping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark, and a small mark from an old sticker – but this is a great copy overall.)

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Daniel Humair/Jim McNeely/Mike RichmondEast Side West Side ... LP
Owl (France), 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Jim McNeely on piano, Mike Richmond on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the yellow cover.)

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Charlie Mariano & Toshiko AkiyoshiEast & West ... LP
RCA (Japan), Mid 60s/1977. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Nice album from the 70s that brings together some of the beautiful jazz sides that Charlie Mariano cut while he was living in Japan with his (then) wife, pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. The record's split up into two sets of tracks – one is a series of compositions from West Side Story that feature Mariano's icy alto playing in beautiful light, free lines. The other set's comprised up of 2 longer, later tracks – "Haru-No-Umi" and "Stone Garden Of Ryoan Temple" – both of which show Charlie in a haunting experimental period, and playing a number of different reed instruments, in addition to his usual alto. If you're a bit fan of Mariano (and we're huge fans of his), the record is an essential collection of some great rare stuff by him. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEast Coast vs West Coast ... LP
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Includes Boogie Down Productions' amazing "Essays On BDP-ism" that was never released on another LP or single. Supposedly one of the last songs produced by Scott La Rock that was left off Criminal Minded. With 9 other tracks including Run-DMC "Raising Hell", Kool Moe Dee "Let's Go", MC Shan "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", Too Short "Know What I Mean", Ice-T "Rhyme Pays", and one of Egyptian Lover's only worthwhile cuts "Egypt, Egypt." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, bent a bit at the side, with a name in marker along the opening on both sides. Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Rupa BiswasMoja Bhari Moja/East West Shuffle ... 7-inch
Numero, 1982. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Disco Jazz" is plastered on the cover, but "Moja Bhari Moja" has a groove that's way more than just that – soaring vocals from Rupa Biswas, recorded up in Canada with a host of funky players – all in a cool mix that uses guitar, bass, and keyboards next to sarod and tablas too – all in an extended groove that has as much in the way of instrumental solos as it does in vocals! There's even more of that on "East West Shuffle" – a cut that serves up plenty of what its title promises in the music! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Lloyd MillerMiddle East ... LP
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99 49.99
A record that features the legendary multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Miller exploring the Middle East – but one that seems to also open up with some other cultural flavors as well! There's a bit less jazz here than some of Miller's other sets from the time – as instrumentation is very heavy on the sort of global elements that he collected and mastered back home in the US – a mix of percussion, stringed, and reed instruments that are used in wonderfully evocative ways – often upbeat and grooving, but usually free of Western rhythmic constraints! Titles include "Turkey", "Arab World", "Zarb Solo", "Spain", "Shur", "Mahur", and "Amen Avci Vurma Beni". LP, Vinyl record album

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AkonOperations Of Nature (lp, inst, acapella, remix, remix inst)/Crack Rock (inst) ... 12-inch
East West, 1996. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Da Lench MobGuerillas In Tha Mist (promo pressing) ... LP
East West, 1992. Near Mint- ... $19.99 39.99
Includes "Buck Tha Devil", "All On My Nut Sac", "Guerillas In The Mist", "Freedom Got An AK", "Inside Tha Head of a Black Man" & 8 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Das EFXDead Serious (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $33.99 38.99
Das Efx are dead serious, and dead on the money with this tremendous debut album – really announcing themselves as one of the powerhouse hip hop forces of the early 90s – able to blend some of the bite of the west coast scene with the sharper rhymes and amazing production of the east! Almost every song on the set is a bonafide classic from back in the day – and the fantastic set list includes "Mic Checka", "Jussumen", "Looseys", "Dum Sums", "They Want EFX", "Straight Out The Sewer", "East Coast", and "Klap Ya Handz". Production by EMPD – which is kind of like icing on the cake! LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight purple vinyl!)

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Das EfxStraight Up Sewaside ... LP
East West, 1993. Very Good ... $24.99 29.99
A key part of the too-short legacy of this wonderful duo – part of the top shelf of hip hop up-and-comers in the early 90s – and one of the few who were able to balance a new level of toughness with the smart rhymes and subtle wit that came into the game at the start of the decade! Dray and Skoob keep up the loco syllabic tempo and tongue-tripping rhymes on this one – all set to great production and beats from Solid Scheme – yet things are nicely never too over the top, too – which gives the record a subtle power that's only made it sound better and better as the years move on. Titles include "Baknaffek", "Wontu", "Check It Out", "Undaground Rappa", "Gimme Dat Micraphone", "It'z Lik Dat", "Host Wit Da Most", "Rappaz", and "Freakit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original edited promo with Masterdisk/SRC stamps. Includes the insert. Vinyl has some surface blemishes and plays with some surface noise. Cover has unglued seams and is bent a bit at the corners.)
Also available Straight Up Sewaside (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Das EFXStraight Up Sewaside (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 38.99
A key part of the too-short legacy of this wonderful duo – part of the top shelf of hip hop up-and-comers in the early 90s – and one of the few who were able to balance a new level of toughness with the smart rhymes and subtle wit that came into the game at the start of the decade! Dray and Skoob keep up the loco syllabic tempo and tongue-tripping rhymes on this one – all set to great production and beats from Solid Scheme – yet things are nicely never too over the top, too – which gives the record a subtle power that's only made it sound better and better as the years move on. Titles include "Baknaffek", "Wontu", "Check It Out", "Undaground Rappa", "Gimme Dat Micraphone", "It'z Lik Dat", "Host Wit Da Most", "Rappaz", and "Freakit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight silver vinyl!)
Also available Straight Up Sewaside ... LP 24.99

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DJ DMD25 Lighters (main, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
East West, 1999. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Lil Keke and Fat Pat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ DownNOLA ... LP
East West, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing from 2016. Includes the insert.)

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En VogueEV3 ... CD
East West, 1997. Used ... $0.99 2.99
... CD
(Booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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En VogueFunky Divas ... CD
Atlantic/East West, 1992. Used ... $0.99 1.99
Funky Divas is right – as this classic album by En Vogue is one that had the group really redefining the sound of girl group soul for a whole new generation! The girls do a wonderful job of blending together hip hop beats and warmer mainstream soul – at a level that marked one of the key bridges between R&B and hip hop in the 90s – almost making the group kind of a trans-generational healing force in African American music. After all these years the beats are still pretty great, and the vocals even better – and titles include "My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It)", "Free Your Mind", "Giving Him Something He Can Feel", "Give It UpTurn It Loose", "Hooked On Your Love", "Love Don't Love You", "This Is Your Life", "Desire", "Hip Hop Lover", and "It Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings". CD
(Columbia House pressing.)

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David FriedmanWinter Love, April Joy (Inner City) ... LP
East West/Inner City, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese East-West pressing. Includes the insert. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and a small sticker in back.)

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Howard JonesIn The Running ... CD
East West/Warner, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Missy ElliottSock It 2 Me (radio, LP, inst, acapella)/Pass Da Blunt (LP-dirty) ... 12-inch
East West, 1997. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ James Morrison & Adam MakowiczSwiss Encounter – At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... CD
East West, 1989. Used ... $9.99
James Morrison on trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and flugelhorn, Adam Makowicz on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Al Foster on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ D InfluenceNo Illusions (MK's dumb dub, MK's dekalb)/Good Lover (Nelle's housemix, Nelle's 2 step mix)/Journey (Brixton bass mix, Brixton bass dub) ... 12-inch
East West, 1992. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A couple of sweet early 90s acid jazz tunes off the Good 4 We LP, get some nice jazzy house remixes and a couple of spins that maintian that smooth soul jazz vibe of the album mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
 
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Charles MingusEast Coasting ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. CD reissue also features bonus alternate takes of "East Coasting" and "Memories Of You". CD
Also available East Coasting (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Charles MingusEast Coasting ... LP
Bethlehem/BMG, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 On January 13, 2023
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 13.
Also available East Coasting (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Charles MingusEast Coasting (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... $4.99
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. CD reissue also features bonus alternate takes of "East Coasting" and "Memories Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Theatre WestBow To The People ... CD
Black Fire/Strut, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
A sweet set of spiritual jazz funk – a gem of a set from an Ohio group of the 70s, but one that was initially only issued on CD by the Black Fire label many years later! The ensemble's led by singer/pianist Clarence Young – and has a very message-oriented approach – sort of a blend of Roy Ayers-styled jazzy soul with touches of Philly harmony groups, and a bit more of the soul jazz of the Strata East years. Clarence talks his way into few of the cuts – laying down a message, sometimes to some kids – and the way the music builds out of the spoken bits is very nice, and gives the record an intimate sense of purpose that offsets the style of the music beautifully. The group's also got a wonderful vibist – one who really makes some great Roy Ayers inflections on the best cuts – especially those with ensemble vocals. Tracks include "No More Junk", "Black Love", "Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams", and "Puppet". CD

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Willie & West/New SoundsWillie & West Meet The New Sounds (Willie & West At Their Best/New Sounds/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stang/Outta Sight (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Rare soul galore – a pair of totally rare albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Willie & West At Their Best – a killer of a soul album from the New Jersey underground! This is the same Willie from Willie & The Mighty Magnificents – working here with singer West, who he supposedly started out with. The pair have a style that's a bit like some of the sock-soul duos of the 60s – but they're also willing to let each other take the lead from time to time, singing in a deep soul style that belies their Augusta, Georgia roots! The album's nice and raw – a rare soul gem with a rough and ready heart that keeps it strong over the years. Titles include "Can You Hear The Voices", "The Will", "Beautiful Party", "Deep Down In Your Soul", "You & Me", "Key To My Happiness", and "Watch Yourself". The next album by The New Sounds is some of the deepest soul ever cut by the All Platinum family of labels – done by a vocal group who were contemporaries of The Moments and Whatnauts, but who sang with an even grittier sound overall! There's definitely some sweet New Jersey touches on the set, but some tracks also bring in a bit of a southern soul element too – a nice sense of raspiness on the vocals that's a completely charming combination with the spare instrumentation and rough-edged production! The album's exactly the kind we keep digging rare soul for – and it's a lost treasure from the early 70s east coast group scene – with cuts that include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Two Of A Kind", "Sweet Memories", "Having You Around", "Moving", "Tell Me Your Name", and "Just As I Am". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from Willie & West – "Attica Massacre" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine" – and one more bonus track from Robert Tanner, "Sweet Memories". CD

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VariousCrossroads Kenya – East African Benga & Rumba 1980 to 1985 ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Obscure work from the Nairobi scene in the early 80s – music that's a great reflection of the more stripped-down styles that you'd find in East Africa, in comparison to some of the more commercial work in the west! Most of these tunes are upbeat groovers, with mighty quick rhythms that percolate at a nice clip – guitars, basslines, and percussion all interwoven and rolling forward together – while most numbers also feature back/forth vocals that add an additional rhythmic flow to the tune! Titles include "Rakeri Mama" by Banana Hill Band, "Ima" by Orchestra Zaituken Band, "Bella Idhi Kanye" by Les Victoria C Kings, "Wanja Ni Wakwa" by New Gatanga Boys, "Arata Rekai Njuge" by Ruwengo Bros Band, and "Kwa Wasioljiweza" by Orchestra Les Volcano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Babatunde & PhenomenaLevels Of Consciousness ... LP
Theresa, 1979. Sealed ... $19.99
A wonderfully soulful session from percussionist Babatunde Lea – and a shining example of the warm spirits and cross-cultural experimentation going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s! The record mixes 70s soul jazz with bits of funk, Latin jazz, and breezy west coast touches – making for an album that's got some of the earthy charm of work on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz, mixed with the tighter soulful production of some of George Duke's early 70s sides for MPS. The vibe is incredible – a beautiful mix of warm vocals, tight soloing, and message-oriented grooves – and the whole thing's great all the way through! Titles include "Thailand Stick", "Use Your Hands", "Merely A Suggestion", "Levels Of Consciousness", "Thang", and "Plea From The Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure remaster.)

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BalladsGift Of Love ... CD
Venture/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
West coast harmony soul genius – a full early album of work by The Ballads – a sweet soul group who really live up to their name! The tracks here are all mellow soul with a near-perfect quality – vocals that step and slide together in a gentle, heartfelt sort of way – never too slick, and always with a heartbreaking sound that rivals some of the better-known east coast examples of the genre. Production is by Willie Hutch, Leon Ware, and Clarence Paul – and the album's a super-rare effort from the mostly-singles Venture label – with tracks that include "Good Bless Our Love", "You're The One", "I Love You Yeah", "The Gift Of Love", "Weakspot", "Hey Diddle Diddle", and "Goodnight My Love". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Right Track (parts 1 & 2)", "I Can't See Your Love", "Do It Now", "I Love You Yeah", and "I Hope I Never Fall In Love". CD

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Beau BrummelsTriangle ... LP
Warner, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99 24.99
A tremendous album from The Beau Brummels – one of the lesser-remembered groups from the late 60s Warner hipster heyday! At some level, the group's a folk-rock outfit – with the left-of-center feel of some of Fred Neil's best work for Capitol, and a similar blend of east coast honesty and west coast mind expansion. The format here is remarkably simple, but handled with some nice touches by producer Lenny Waronker, who really brings a lot more out of the band than on their earlier indie recordings. Titles include "Are You Happy", "The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune", "The Keeper Of Time", "Only Dreaming Now", "Magic Hollow", "Painter Of Women", and "Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has masking tape on all seams and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... CD
Numero, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on the instrumental tip, and which allow for plenty of room in the tracks to let the players stretch out and solo – in a blend of keyboards and guitar with more traditional sarod and tablas! Rhythms are mostly upbeat, but in ways that are more interesting than the "disco" title implies – especially in 1982 – and the whole thing's maybe first a funky fusion record, which then borrows a bit from Indian percussion, then adds in Rupa's vocals in the lead. Titles include "Aaj Shanibar", "Moja Bhari Moja", "East West Shuffle", and the side-long jam "Ayee Morshume/Be Reham Duniya". CD

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Black MoonEnta Da Stage (2LP pic disc pressing) ... LP
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $51.99 59.99
The legendary debut of Black Moon – one of those records that was slept on by the mainstream at the time, but which has gone on to be an undeniable part of hip hop history as the years moved on! The group are part of that great second wave of young east coast talent who really set this edge, and managed to rival some of the attitude of the west, but without falling into cliches and overplayed gimmicks. Part of the record's strength is its excellent Beatminerz production – very standard-setting work – and the set also features guest appearances from scenemates Smif N Wessun and Havoc – on cuts that include the singles "Who Got Da Props" and "I Got Cha Opin" – plus "Powaful Impak", "Ack Like U Want It", "Sh** Iz Real", "Slave", "Make Munne", "How Many MCs", "U Da Man", "Enta Da Stage", "Buck Em Down", and "Make Munne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool double pic disc pressing!)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. 5 tracks in all, including classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Delilah", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono drummer logo pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover has split seams held with tape, some light stains, and is wrinkled and separated in front.)

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Budamunk/RadiusEverpresent/Get Into Something ... 7-inch
Secret Life Of Sound, 2017. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
Excellent split single pairing up a couple of the finest abstract beats maestros in the east or west – Jazzy Sport label veteran and Japanese scene heavy Budamunk, and the ever-adventurous, never predictable Radius, representing Chicago! Budamunk's "Everpresent" is a loose, hypnotic track centered on the fluid beats and atmospheric space between. Radius's "Get Into Something" is a really great cut, too, nicely paired with the other side, but moving at a tighter clip, keeping a steady, spacey atmosphere until changing up the mood for a strongly jazz inspired ending. Nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dave BurrellHigh Won – High Two (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
A pretty great and very strange album by avant pianist Dave Burrell – and maybe one of the best-known calling cards for his unique genius on the keys! Side one features an extended tune called "West Side Story", which is basically a medley of tunes from the musical, played with a nice dark edge by Burrell and a trio – with Sirone on bass and Bobby Kapp on drums, plus additional tambourine work by Pharoah Sanders! Side three features "East Side Colors", a great track in the ESP avant mode – and one that features killer drum work by Sonny Murray, and some fierce piano by Burrell – and side four features the long "Theme Stream Medley", another extended track, based on themes by Burrell. Other titles include "Margy Pargy", "Bobby & Si", "Bittersweet Reminiscence", and "Dave Blue". CD

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Mel CarterWhen A Boy Falls In Love ... LP
Derby/Abkco, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The rare first album from Mel Carter – a cool, classy singer from the west coast scene – and one who echoed some of the more sophisticated styles from back east by soul artists like Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson! Mel's definitely got a style that's all his own – and his voice would soar to bigger fame a few years later on Liberty Records – but this early set for the rare Derby label is a gem through and through – with these well-crafted uptown soul arrangements by Rene Hall and Joe Hooven – both of whom really know how to help Carter's voice soar in the sessions! Titles include "Time Of Young Love", "Wonderful Love", "After The Parting The Meeting Is Sweeter", "Hold Me", "For Your Love", "So Wonderful", "You Can Count On Me". and "We'll Bless Each Day With Our Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available When A Boy Falls In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Mel CarterWhen A Boy Falls In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Derby/Abkco, 1963. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The rare first album from Mel Carter – a cool, classy singer from the west coast scene – and one who echoed some of the more sophisticated styles from back east by soul artists like Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson! Mel's definitely got a style that's all his own – and his voice would soar to bigger fame a few years later on Liberty Records – but this early set for the rare Derby label is a gem through and through – with these well-crafted uptown soul arrangements by Rene Hall and Joe Hooven – both of whom really know how to help Carter's voice soar in the sessions! Titles include "Time Of Young Love", "Wonderful Love", "After The Parting The Meeting Is Sweeter", "Hold Me", "For Your Love", "So Wonderful", "You Can Count On Me". and "We'll Bless Each Day With Our Love". CD features bonus tracks – "When A Boy Falls In Love (single version)" and "So Wonderful (single version)". CD
Also available When A Boy Falls In Love ... LP 24.99

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Paul DesmondFirst Place Again (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1960. Used ... $11.99
The first big Paul Desmond solo album of the 60s – and a standout set that's very much in the tradition of his best work on RCA! This rare side was cut for Warner Brothers during a time when they were taking a brief dip into jazz – and it's a rarely-heard set that features Jim Hall on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Percy Heath on bass, all backing up Paul with a spare "after hours" sound that's a marked change from his tightly woven work with Brubeck. Desmond's alto is full of possibilities here – working wonders with familiar tunes like "Greensleeves", "You Go To My Head", "Time After Time", and "East Of The Sun" – as well as with the John Lewis modern number "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Edison Electric BandBless You Dr Woodward ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 17.99
The only album ever issued by this very groovy group – a quartet who wandered from Philly to San Francisco in the late 60s – where they clearly picked up the right sort of energy to let their freak flag fly! Yet these guys aren't totally Bay Area, either – as they've got more of the east coast roots that echo their start in the Philly scene a few years before – almost that mix of tightness and hipness that graced some of the best Long Island groups who were finding their way into New York during the same generation. There's plenty going on here – especially some nice songwriting, and a way of appreciating influences from blues and soul music – yet never coming across as a blues rock band at all. Titles include "Baby Leroy", "Over The Hill", "Ship Of The Future", "West Wind", "Royal Fool", "Lebanese Packhorse", and "Smokehouse". CD

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Henry FranklinSkipper ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
One of the greatest moments ever from west coast bassman Henry Franklin – a set of soaring, spiritual power – and a key demonstration of his rich energy as a leader! Franklin heads a wicked lineup here – playing both Fender and acoustic bass amidst other players who include Bill Henderson on electric piano, Charles Owens on tenor and soprano sax, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Kenny Climax on guitar, and Michael Carvin on drums – all coming together with a mix of spiritual vibes and soulful undercurrents, in ways that almost give the record a Strata East sort of vibe! The whole thing is certainly one of the most memorable sessions on the Black Jazz label – and titles include "Outbreak", "Little Miss Laurie", "Theme For Jojo", and "Plastic Creek Stomp". CD

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Bunky GreenPlaces We've Never Been ... LP
Vanguard, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Green plays alto sax and piano and is joined by Randy Brecker on trumpet & flugelhorn, Albert Dailey and Ronald Kubelik on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass and Freddie Waits on drums. All of the tracks are originals and they include "East & West", "April Green", "Command Module", "Only In Seasons/Places We've Never Been", "Tension & Release", and "Little Girl, I'll Miss You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Billy HarperDestiny Is Yours ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... $13.99
An incredible return to form for Billy Harper – and a landmark album recorded at the end of the 80s, when we'd all but given up on him! The session returns Billy to the majesty of his 70s work – placing him in the setting of long tracks, modal rhythms, and spiritual motivation – the uniquely Harper territory first forged with Lee Morgan and Max Roach, sounding better than ever here, with all the confidence of his youth. The group's a quintet – with Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Clarence Seay on bass, and Newman Baker on drums – working perfectly as a unit, with a power level that's simply amazing. Harper's the main star, reaching towards the heavens with some incredible solos – but he also clearly knows that he wouldn't be able to do what he does without the great level of support he's getting from the rest of the group. Tracks include "Destiny Is Yours", "If One Could Only See", "Groove From Heaven", and "East West Exodus". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Dance In The Question" and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Richard Groove HolmesBest Of The Pacific Jazz Years ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99 7.99
Early work by Groove Holmes – the one organist who showed the scene that the west coast could boast a Hammond player as strong as the giants emerging from the east during the early 60s. The set features tracks recorded during the 1960s for the Pacific Jazz label, with Groove in groups that feature players like Teddy Edwards, Gene Ammons, Ben Webster, Joe Pass, and Les McCann. There's a total of 11 tracks in all – and titles include "Groovin Time", "Sweatin", "The Wailer", "This Here", "High Blues Pressure", "Comin Through The Apple", "Morris The Minor", and "That Healin Feeling". CD
(Out of print.)

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Iftin BandMogadishu's Finest – The Al-Uruba Sessions ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99 About December 16, 2022
Timeless sounds from this legendary group – a Somalian combo who issued all this music only on cassette back in the 80s, and who finally get a proper presentation in a much more durable format! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – with plenty of echoes of older East African rhythms and unusual horn inflections – blended with occasional use of electric guitars or keyboards, but still at a level that never overwhelms the music in the sort of way that certain West African groups were hitting at the time – which leaves the cuts here nice and raw, and with an energy that really holds up brilliantly after all these years. In addition to providing the first proper format for this work, the set's also got some great notes too – and presents tracks that include "War Wayneey", "Umaayey Iyo Abo", "Wiilkii Aan Ku Waashee", "Shavdan Buulow", "Haba Ley Habaaree", and "Ruuney". LP, Vinyl record album

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Baris MancoDunden Bugune (picture disc) ... LP
Sayan/Guerssen (Spain), 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An incredible Turkish psych album from Baris Manco – totally riveting work that blends some traditional Turkish influences with the panoramic psychedelia of the late 60s & early 70s – all of which makes for lots of fuzzed out rock-funk, and a fantastic melodic sensibility! The most fascinating aspect of the album is its way of blending far out sounds from the East and the West – and the vocals are effectively melodic amidst the tuneful backings – with Turkish and Eastern accents, hand percussion and drums, and guitars that mix rock up nicely! This rare album had a troubled release history from the beginning, so it's all the more joyful to have it now – and titles include the great single "Daglar Daglar I", plus "Kirpiklerin Ok Ok Eyke", "Kagizman", "Kol Dugmerleri", "Derile", "Iste Hendek Iste Deve". "Seher Vakti", "Anadolu", and "Lory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the stickered PVC outer sleeve – #280/500.)

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Jack MontroseHorn's Full ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A great set, and one of the few obscure sides of west coast jazz from Jack Montrose (not to be confused with east coast player JR Montrose). Shorty Rogers supervised the session, and the album features some open-ended tracks done in quintet format that are similar to some of Shorty's best work for RCA in this mode. Jack heads up 2 different groups on the set – but they both have a vibes (Red Norvo) and guitar (Barney Kessel or Jim Hall) lineup that really gives the record an unusual sound for an LA cool jazz set at the time. Titles include "The Horn's Full", "Headline", "True Blue", "Solid Citizen", "Dark Angel", "This Little House", and "Rosanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker and a small bit of splitting on the top – but overall looks great!)

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Gerry MulliganMulligan Plays Mulligan ... LP
Prestige, 1951. Near Mint- ... $11.99 13.99
Incredible work from Gerry Mulligan – material that predates his better-known west coast sides of the mid 50s! These 1951 recordings are a seminal document of the team of Gerry Mulligan and Allan Eager – offering some of Mulligan's first big impact on the east coast scene before moving to the west – and featuring some nicely crispy tenor from Eager! The group's a largeish one – with players that include Nick Travis on trumpet, George Wallington on piano, and Walt Bolden on drums – but the groove is clean and fluid, yet in a good way that's also bit more raspy than later Mulligan work. Titles include "Ide's Side", "Bweebida Bobbida", "Roundhouse", "Kaper", and "Funhouse" – plus the track "Mulligan's Too", which features a smaller group with George Wallington on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and a few light scratches across the top.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99 On February 24, 2023
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Contemporary Records 70th Anniversary series!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 24.
Also available Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 7.99

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD

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RevelationLove Affairs ... LP
Tambourine Party (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
A very soulful little group from the Nigerian scene – one who've got a sound that's as much American electro soul of the early 80s as it is some of the other West African music of the time! The group features really nice interplay between the vocals and the keyboards – the latter of which often have a stark quality that keeps things from ever sounding too slick or smooth – maybe more in the territory of east coast indie soul in the post-P&P Records years. Lyrics are in English throughout – and titles include "Dance To The Disco", "Love Affairs", "Feel The Music", "Your Love", "Promise", and "A Work Well Done". LP, Vinyl record album

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Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and OthersJazz Mission To Moscow ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Jazz from the heart of the cold war – not actually recorded in Moscow, but featuring a bunch of hip players on their return from a tour of the Soviet Union – a historic moment in which west met east, with some groovy jazz in the offing! Apart from the tenor of Zoot Sims and alto of Phil Woods, the record also features flute and alto from Jerry Dodgion, trombone from Willie Dennis, trumpets from Markie Markowitz and Jimmy Maxwell, and piano from Eddie Costa – and the set features arrangements from Al Cohn on tracks that hit the 5 minute range – tight at the top, with breakaway solos, as you might hear during some of the Cohn/Sims sides for RCA during the 50s! Titles include "Let's Dance", "Mission To Moscow", "The Sochi Boatman", and the obligatory "Russian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s yellow label Ghent pressing. Vinyl has a short click during "Sochi Boatman", but the rest is great. Cover has a name in marker, minimal wear. Label has some pen.)

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Mavis StaplesYou Are Not Alone ... CD
Anti, 2010. Used ... $5.99
A rawly beautiful set from Mavis Staples – produced by Jeff Tweedy, and we think it's her best of the past decade! There's a roomy, lived in vibe that's achingly effective on this one – the core group is her road band, with additional players including Tweedy, Patrick Sansone, Mark Greenberg, Richard Parenti, and the angelic backing vocals of Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor. Includes a pair of new originals written for Mavis by Jeff Tweedy – the soulful and spirited "You Are Not Alone" and the sly, swaggery "Only The Lord Knows" – plus roosty soul reworkings of traditionals "In Christ There Is No East Or West", "Creep Along Moses" and "Wonderful Savoir", the Roebuck Staples gems "Don't Knock" and "Downward Road, Allen Toussaint's "Last Train", the Rev. Gary Davis penned "I Belong To The Band" and more. CD

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Dennis TaylorDayspring ... LP
Dayspring/Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Tremendous acoustic guitar work from Dennis Taylor – an obscure player who issued this own album himself in a very small edition – but one we'd rank right up there with some of the bigger giants of the solo acoustic universe! At some level, Taylor's got a lot of Alex DeGrassi in his mode – that more deft, layered style that was emerging from the American acoustic underground at the end of the 70s – but he also has an ability to maybe step back for some of the more offbeat, introspective qualities of the generation before – not Takoma Records exactly, but clearly with an experimental ear that continues to keep things interesting throughout. A great lost classic, and one of those records that really blows you away when you remember that you're just hearing one guy, on one instrument – on titles that include "Going Nowhere Fast", "Bicycle Town", "Roses Of Thy Garden", "Spanish Dancer", "Reflection Of The Dayspring", "In The Silence", and "From The East To The West". LP, Vinyl record album

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Malachi ThompsonSeventh Son (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ra/Mad About Records (Portugal), Early 70s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
The first album from Chicago trumpeter Malachi Thomspon – and the hippest, too! The set was recorded in 1974 – much earlier than anything we've seen from Malachi on record – and it's got a vibe that would be right at home in the Strata East universe – especially in the way the rhythms come together with some really unusual instrumental phrasings! Thompson's trumpet is joined by Sonny Seals on tenor, Kirk Brown and Harold Barney on electric piano, John Thomas on guitar, and Aaron Dodd on tuba on two tracks – sounding pretty darn cool by using his instrument almost like a bass. Penny Jeffries sings on the cut "The Quest" – and other instrumental numbers include "Two Nights In Malakal", "Street Dance", "West Side Stomp", and "Kirk's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAll-Stars Series Vol 3 – Modern Jazz ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
The best in modern jazz in Japan in the mid 50s – a smoking little record that features two different groups! Side one really cooks – thanks to work from Akira Miyazawa on tenor, Sadao Watanabe on alto, and Masao Yagi on piano – all great players who are really at the top of their game here – crackling with tight rhythms in energy that rivals the best Prestige or Blue Note hardbop of the time! The combo play versions of "Confirmation", "I'll Remember April", "East Of The Sun", and "Memories Of You". Side two features a different, larger group – an ensemble that's almost got a west coast feel at times, or maybe a groove that's like some of the best RCA ensemble sessions of the mid 50s. Players include Konosuke Saijo, Takeyasu Mori, Tadayuki Harada, and Tatsuro Watanabe – and titles include "Don't Be That Way", "Snafu", "Strictly Bass", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". CD
(Out of print, SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousLife Force Jazz & Blues Compilation ... CD
Life Force Jazz, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $8.99
A treasure trove of obscure soul jazz recordings from the west coast scene – pulled from 25 years' worth of music on the Life Force Jazz label, in a style that gives a splendid representation of the rich talents that are still waiting for a fuller level of exposure in the Bay Area! A few of the names on the album went onto greater fame – like trumpeters Woody Shaw and Eric Gale, trombonist Phil Ranelin, or saxophonist Eddie Harris, who makes an appearance on one track. But the real strength of the album is the depth of lesser-known players who really make the tracks great – a collective of writers, arrangers, and players who are working here in a vision of soul jazz that's quite different than that we've become familiar with through east coast scenes over the years. The CD offers a huge range of work from the Life Force catalog – 18 tracks in all, with titles that include "Deep Stream", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "No Need", "Sacred Ground", "Eddie's Way", "Just Friends", "Blues Time", "High Tech Emergency", "Gee Baby", "Gingerbread Boy", and "Marella". And just for the record, although the title says "jazz and blues", the set's really all jazz – save for one track that features Jimmy Witherspoon on vocals! CD

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VariousOst Kraut – Progressives Aus Den DDR Archiven 1970 to 1975 Tiel 1 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $21.99 29.99
An essential look at one of the less-exposed sides of Krautrock during the early 70s – not the bigger-name progressive rock acts from the West German scene, who often got a fair bit of global exposure – but the much more obscure groups who were working behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany! The set presents a mix of rare studio tracks and live recordings – and is maybe the deepest dig we've ever seen into the work from the GDR at the time – material that often has a looser take on the style than the strict progressive sounds from the west – with some jazzier moments, and a few echoes of earlier beat group work too. Liner notes are in German, but there's some great images and other details in the large booklet – and the 2CD package features 28 tracks in all – with work from artists who include Breakout, WIR, Illes, Set, Die Skalden, Panta Rhei, Hungaria, Klaus Renft Combo, Electra-Combo, Nautiks, Lift, Modern Septett Berlin, Jurgen Kerth, Joco Sev Sextett, Rote Gitarren, Bayon, Burholz Formation, and many others. CD

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VariousOst Kraut – Progressives Aus Den DDR Archiven 1976 to 1982 Tiel 2 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... $21.99 29.99 About November 5, 2022 (delayed)
A second chapter of rare prog rock from the East German scene – material that's much more obscure than the bigger Krautrock names from the West – who got a lot more circulation at the time, and plenty of attention as the years moved on! That's definitely not the case with these artists – as much of the work here never made it past the Iron Curtain back in the day – and together, the tracks on the set not only showcase a very strong scene that was happening in the GDR, but also follow proggish inclinations that seemed to last a lot longer into the 80s than most of the work from Western Europe. The package is every bit as revelatory as the first volume – a double-length set with cuts from Karat, Bayon, Prinzip, Kleeblatt, Passion, ZOE Band, Karussell, City, Electra, Stern Combo Meissen, Lift, Transit, and many others we'd not heard before! CD

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VariousSoul To Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed ... $9.99
A legendary concert from 1971 – one that features Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, The Staple Singers, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, The Voices Of East Harlem and others joining forces for an epic concert held in Ghana, West Africa! Tracks include "Land Of 1000 Dances" and "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, "Soul To Soul" and "I Smell Trouble" by Ike & Tina, "Are You Sure" and "He's Alright" by the Staples, "Heyjorler" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Soul To Soul" and "Runk Shaker Life" by Voices Of East Harlem, and "Freedom Song" and "Tryin Times" by Roberta Flack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in a non-gatefold barcode cover.)

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VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car on an endless summer night! Yet few have ever done the job as well as this collection – because in the hands of Ace/Kent Records, the music finally gets proper historical context – moved past the jargon of the East LA in crowd, and presented with great sound, and the kind of detailed notes that really get at the special qualities that made the west coast soul scene so different than the east in the 60s! The set list is superb – fantastic mellow soul tracks that are perfect, even if you don't care about this history – and titles include "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell with The Casanovas, "I Really Love You" by The Ambassadors, "As I Sit Here" by The Whispers, "One More Chance" by The Four Tees, "Take A Step" by Aesop's Fables, "Why'd You Put Me On" by Bobbi Row & The Englishmen, "I Wanna Chance" by The Vows, "Second Hand Happiness" by Jimmy Conwell, "Be Kind To Love" by The Interpreters, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Don't Forget About Me Baby" by Jeff Dale, "I'm A Lonely Man" by Bobby Burn, "Crying All By Myself" by William Bell, "I'm Just Passing Time" by Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles, "When You're Poor" by The Lovers, "It's So Hard To Break A Habit" by The Webs, "Find Me" by The Attractions, "Never Gonna Let Him Know" by Debbie Taylor, and "Pretending Dear" by The Lovelles. CD
Also available This Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD 12.99

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VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car on an endless summer night! Yet few have ever done the job as well as this collection – because in the hands of Ace/Kent Records, the music finally gets proper historical context – moved past the jargon of the East LA in crowd, and presented with great sound, and the kind of detailed notes that really get at the special qualities that made the west coast soul scene so different than the east in the 60s! The set list is superb – fantastic mellow soul tracks that are perfect, even if you don't care about this history – and titles include "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell with The Casanovas, "I Really Love You" by The Ambassadors, "As I Sit Here" by The Whispers, "One More Chance" by The Four Tees, "Take A Step" by Aesop's Fables, "Why'd You Put Me On" by Bobbi Row & The Englishmen, "I Wanna Chance" by The Vows, "Second Hand Happiness" by Jimmy Conwell, "Be Kind To Love" by The Interpreters, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Don't Forget About Me Baby" by Jeff Dale, "I'm A Lonely Man" by Bobby Burn, "Crying All By Myself" by William Bell, "I'm Just Passing Time" by Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles, "When You're Poor" by The Lovers, "It's So Hard To Break A Habit" by The Webs, "Find Me" by The Attractions, "Never Gonna Let Him Know" by Debbie Taylor, and "Pretending Dear" by The Lovelles. CD
Also available This Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD 9.99

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VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
They call it Lowrider Soul on the west coast – and back east, it's maybe known more as sweet soul, or harmony soul – especially given that there's so many groups who are important to the sound! But whatever you want to call it, think of the work here as the perfect sort of slow-stepping, mellow moving soul cuts that sound even better when the lights go down – not because they're sleepy, but because the burning energy of the groups seems to work a very special sort of magic after dark! The collection is wonderful – every bit as sublime as the great first entry in this series – and it's full of the kind of laidback group soul tunes that never get old, presented here with superb sound and a great set of notes. Titles include "What Am I Going To Do" by Houston Outlaws, "A Man That Is Not Free" by Soul Sensations, "You Can't Blame Me" by Johnson Hawkins Tatu & Durr, "Trust In Me" by The Magicians, "That's The Way Our Love Is" by The Radiations, "My Sweet Baby" by The Mark-Keys, "Don't Take Your Love From Me" by The Perfections, "Here It Comes" by The Persians, "It Hurts So Much" by The Superbs, "Can't Nobody" by Brothers Of Soul, "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "Sad Sad Story" by The Ethics, and "Someone" by The Lovers". CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD
(2002 LP sleeve edition.)

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✨✧ Iftin BandMogadishu's Finest – The Al-Uruba Sessions ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Timeless sounds from this legendary group – a Somalian combo who issued all this music only on cassette back in the 80s, and who finally get a proper presentation in a much more durable format! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – with plenty of echoes of older East African rhythms and unusual horn inflections – blended with occasional use of electric guitars or keyboards, but still at a level that never overwhelms the music in the sort of way that certain West African groups were hitting at the time – which leaves the cuts here nice and raw, and with an energy that really holds up brilliantly after all these years. In addition to providing the first proper format for this work, the set's also got some great notes too – and presents tracks that include "War Wayneey", "Umaayey Iyo Abo", "Wiilkii Aan Ku Waashee", "Shavdan Buulow", "Haba Ley Habaaree", and "Ruuney". CD

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✨✧ Azar LawrenceBridge Into The New Age ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked set from reedman Azar Lawrence – one of the few albums issued under his own name, and a great example of the waves he was making on the 70s west coast scene! There's a depth here that goes beyond most of the other Fantasy Records sessions of the time – a sound that would be right at home on Strata East, or in some of the more righteous Cobblestone sessions – no surprise, given that the ensemble here is filled with key spiritual jazz players, including Woody Shaw on trumpet, Hadley Caliman on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, Billy Hart on drums, Mtume on congas, and even Jean Carn on a bit of guest vocals! Most tracks are longish, and a perfect setting for Azar's exploratory reed work on soprano sax and tenor – and titles include "Warriors Of Peace", "Forces Of Nature", and "The Beautiful & Omnipresent Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo. Cover has some very light wear, but this is a great copy.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (180 gram mono pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dexter WanselCaptured (with bonus track) ... CD
Virgin/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Dexter Wansel – a mid 80s set recorded after his famous albums for Philly International, and a record that offers a nice transition of his earlier groove! The set's got a keyboard-heavy vibe – similar to the mode that Wansel brought to the studio in the late 70s, but with a different 80s spin overall – especially given the use of drum programs in most of the rhythms, and a mix of other instruments from electric sources as well. Yet given Dexter's ear for a tune, the whole thing comes together with a nice degree of warmth, and a sense of soul that's deeper than you'd expect – especially given that Virgin Records were clearly trying for a crossover hit on this one. There's some great vocals on the leadoff track by The Jones Girls – and other vocals are by Meeta Gajjar, Dr Pearl Williams Jones, and Cynthia Biggs El – who co-wrote most of the record with Wansel. Titles include "Captured", "Do What You Wanna Do", "Nam", "In The Wind", "East Meets West", "Heart On The Line", "Conversations", "Turn Me On", and "Year Of Living Dangerously". CD also features a bonus 12" mix of "Captured". CD

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✨✧ Black MoonEnta Da Stage ... LP
Wreck, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary debut of Black Moon – one of those records that was slept on by the mainstream at the time, but which has gone on to be an undeniable part of hip hop history as the years moved on! The group are part of that great second wave of young east coast talent who really set this edge, and managed to rival some of the attitude of the west, but without falling into cliches and overplayed gimmicks. Part of the record's strength is its excellent Beatminerz production – very standard-setting work – and the set also features guest appearances from scenemates Smif N Wessun and Havoc – on cuts that include the singles "Who Got Da Props" and "I Got Cha Opin" – plus "Powaful Impak", "Ack Like U Want It", "Sh** Iz Real", "Slave", "Make Munne", "How Many MCs", "U Da Man", "Enta Da Stage", "Buck Em Down", and "Make Munne". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Bill CarterRamblin Fever – The Complete Recordings From 1953 to 1961 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
The lost legacy of the great Bill Carter – one of the more obscure figures on the California scene of the postwar years – and an artist who was every bit as much an early rocker as he was a country singer! Like so many of his Cali contemporaries, Carter had roots in the south, but headed west when the time was right – sometimes sporting western cowboy wear, but often sounding a lot more different than that guise might make you think! And different than some of his California contemporaries, Bill didn't record just in Bakersfield and LA – as much of the work here was done up north in the Bay Area, where Carter was a big figure in the clubs providing entertainment for new arrivals from points east. This 2CD set is almost a box set sort of introduction to Bill's work – as it features all his rare recordings, and also a number of early 60s tracks that never made it to vinyl – served up in a massive 67 track package, with cuts that include "Jailer Man", "Cool Tom Cat", "I Knew Her When", "Mama Loves Papa", "Long Lost Girl"- "Wild Strings", "Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship", "Seven Years", "Stowaway", "Secret Date", "Lookin Through The Bars", "Colt 45", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ Judy Clay/Marie KnightBluesoul Belles Vol 4 ... CD
West Side (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A monster treat for fans of female soul – rare recordings back to back, by two of the 60s greatest under-recorded voices! Judy Clay's work for the Stax label has been issued elsewhere before, but this set features 15 tunes by Judy recorded before her years at Stax – for the Scepter and LaVette labels, recorded on the east coast with a mixture of hard and uptown styles that really show a different side of her talents! Most of the tunes were originally only issued on 45s, and there's even a few on the set that were never issued during the 60s. Titles by Judy include "I'm Uptight", "Lonely People Do Foolish Things", "I'm Comin Home", "You Busted My Mind", "Your Kind Of Lovin", "Turn Back The Time", and "That's All". The remaining 10 tracks on the CD were recorded by Marie Knight around the same time – mostly for the Musicor label, with a sweeter style that's more strictly in an east coast uptown mode. Marie's vocals are still quite deeply handled, though – and the set's got some great arrangements by Garry Sherman and Bert Keyes, and tracks that include "You Lie So Well", "Hey Tell Me Boy", "A Little Too Lonely", "Say It Again", and "Comes The Night". CD
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✨✧ Ghetto BrothersPower/Fuerza ... CD
Salsa International/Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary record from one of the most unique Latin groups of their time! In an early 70s world where many Latin combos were going for class and poise, the Ghetto Brothers moved in another direction entirely – working here with a fair bit of electric guitar alongside more familiar Latin rhythms – all to push along some wonderfully soulful vocals! The record's got a very different feel than most east coast Latin work of the time – one that's a bit like some of the Chicano soul of the west coast, but not nearly as smooth, and with a definite nod towards both funk and singer/songwriter work of the mainstream! The guitar's really upfront in the mix – riffing off at the start of most tracks – and the vocals have a slightly sweet quality, supported by harmonies from the rest of the group at times – making for a wicked blend of modes that's extremely compelling. A record that's as filled with soul and feeling as it is with hard-edge groovers – featuring titles that include "You Say You Are My Friend", "Ghetto Brothers Power", "I Saw A Tear", "Girl From The Mountain", "There Is Something In My Hearth", "Got This Happy Feeling", and "Viva Puerto Rico Libre". CD

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✨✧ Billy HarperDestiny Is Yours ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible return to form for Billy Harper – and a landmark album recorded at the end of the 80s, when we'd all but given up on him! The session returns Billy to the majesty of his 70s work – placing him in the setting of long tracks, modal rhythms, and spiritual motivation – the uniquely Harper territory first forged with Lee Morgan and Max Roach, sounding better than ever here, with all the confidence of his youth. The group's a quintet – with Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Clarence Seay on bass, and Newman Baker on drums – working perfectly as a unit, with a power level that's simply amazing. Harper's the main star, reaching towards the heavens with some incredible solos – but he also clearly knows that he wouldn't be able to do what he does without the great level of support he's getting from the rest of the group. Tracks include "Destiny Is Yours", "If One Could Only See", "Groove From Heaven", "The One That Makes The Rain Stop", and "East West Exodus". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesGroove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA scene didn't just go for cool jazz and the occasional hardbop date – and the start of a great run of records that would have Holmes sounding great all through the 60s! The lineup is nicely unusual, too – with guitar from Chicagoan George Freeman, then on the west coast – and a key part of Holmes' group for years – and trombone from the excellent Lawrence Tricky Lofton, a player who rarely recorded, but made some great sides with Carmell Jones. The group also features Les McCann on piano, a nice combo with the organ – plus Ben Webster on tenor and Ron Jefferson on drums. Titles include "Good Groove", "That Healin' Feelin'", "Them That's Got", and "Deep Purple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Them That's Got". Cover has light wear and aging, mostly in back.)

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✨✧ VariousLowriders – Sweet Soul Harmony From The Golden Era ... LP
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car on an endless summer night! Yet few have ever done the job as well as this collection – because in the hands of Ace/Kent Records, the music finally gets proper historical context – moved past the jargon of the East LA in crowd, and presented with great sound, and the kind of detailed notes that really get at the special qualities that made the west coast soul scene so different than the east in the 60s! The set list is superb – fantastic mellow soul tracks that are perfect, even if you don't care about this history – and the set features 14 titles that include "Someone" by The Lovers, "Here It Comes" by The Persians, "That's The Way Our Love Is" by The Radiations, "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell & The Casanovas, "No Doubt About It" by The Esquires, "What Am I Going To Do" by the Houston Outlaws, "So Much In Love" by The Exceptions, "Please Say It Isn't So" by Lee Williams & The Cymbals, "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "Someone" by The Lovers, "Follow Your Heart" by The Manhattans, and "Settle Down" by Little Ben & The Cheers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henry FranklinSkipper ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from west coast bassman Henry Franklin – a set of soaring, spiritual power – and a key demonstration of his rich energy as a leader! Franklin heads a wicked lineup here – playing both Fender and acoustic bass amidst other players who include Bill Henderson on electric piano, Charles Owens on tenor and soprano sax, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Kenny Climax on guitar, and Michael Carvin on drums – all coming together with a mix of spiritual vibes and soulful undercurrents, in ways that almost give the record a Strata East sort of vibe! The whole thing is certainly one of the most memorable sessions on the Black Jazz label – and titles include "Outbreak", "Little Miss Laurie", "Theme For Jojo", and "Plastic Creek Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953/1954/1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music over the years! The grooves here definitely live up to the title – as they're completely funky throughout, and in ways that are plenty appealing to fans of Anglo funk, but which have all the Mideast touches you'd expect in the instrumentation – a mad mix of east and west, sacred and secular, with the kind of completely unique vibe that will grab you like the first time you heard Ethiopian soul or Turkish rock! We'd honestly never heard most of this music before – and even though we've dug previous releases on the Habibi Funk label, this namesake set is the moment when they really knock it out of the park, and let us know that they're on to something completely brilliant. Comes with a great set of note, which help the uninitiated like us – and titles include "Casablanca Shuffle" by Belbao, "Wang Dang" by Bob Destiny, "Bsslama Hbibti" by Fadoul, "Sah" by Al Massrieen, "Soul Brother" by Dalton, "Al Asafir" by Kamal Keila, "Rouhi Ya Hafida" by Mallek Mohamed, "La Coladera" by Freh Khodja, "Tape 19.11" by Ahmed Malek, "Ayonha" by Hamid El Shaeri, and "Games" by Samir & Abboud. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... CD
Westbound/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. CD

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✨✧ VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangKool & The Gang (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
De-Lite/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and working hard to push their excellent early singles on the De-Lite label – the kind of indie funky 45s that went on to shape the sound of a generation to come! This album brings together a number of those singles – really great little tracks that you can't really ever find on wax, and which have the group's perfect blend of bass/drum rhythms, choppy guitar, and hard-blaring horns – a massive groove that's still tighter here than any of the countless combos the record went onto inspire. The LP's a non-stop jam all the way through, with funk so pure it could be considered the blueprint for a generation – and titles include "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger", "Kool's Back Again", "Breeze & Soul", "Sea of Tranquility", and "Kool & The Gang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Django/Eastwood Rides Again ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99 About December 5, 2022 (delayed)
Two killer Trojan albums from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back on a single CD! First up is Return Of Django – an early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really weird sort of filter – so that lots of familiar instruments are turned inside out, and used to create these incredibly far-out sounds – especially the keyboards, which get really weird tunings and timings – and the reed passages, which sometimes have surprisingly exotic touches. Production is a big part of this approach, yet is surprisingly understated too – especially in comparison to later Perry productions – and titles include "Cold Sweat", "Live Injection", "Ten To Twelve", "One Punch", "Touch Of Fire", "Night Doctor", and the classic "Man From MI5". If there's anyone who could make the idea of Italian westerns and Jamaican grooves come together, it's the young Lee Scratch Perry – the mad musician who always had a great talent for mixing it up! Eastwood Rides Again follows the theme of The Upsetters previous classic, Return Of Django – and like that one, the groove isn't just the rocksteady rhythms you'd expect – but also maybe this more spacious version of the style, with a bit more space between the notes than some of their Kingston contemporaries – almost a mode that could be inspired by the spacious soundtrack scoring of the Italian scene, then delivered with a much grittier vibe. Most tunes are instrumentals, and titles include "Eastwood Rides Again", "Salt & Pepper", "Red Hot", "Tight Spot", "Catch This", "Popcorn", and "You Are Adorable". CD

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VariousEaster Parade – 29 Easter Eggs For Your Springtime Basket ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
Don't think "Easter", think "groovy springtime" instead – as the tracks here are a great assortment of postwar numbers that conjure up the spirit of spring – some with bunny-themed lyrics, but others with a range of very cool styles! As with other Bear Family collections like this, the music is from a variety of sources – mostly 50s pop, rock, country, and vocal numbers – plus some instrumentals as well – served up in a playful way that really fits the spirit of the cover on the package! The set's overflowing with surprises throughout – and titles include "Suddenly It's Spring" by Chris Connor, "My Chocolate Rabbit" by Beverly Blunt, "Spring Fever" by Ernie Freeman, "Let's Do It" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Chicken Sax" by Rex & The Minors, "Chicken In The Basket" by Billy Bland, "Egbert The Easter Egg" by Betty Clooney & The Sandpipers, "Chicken Necks" by Don & Juan, "The Rooster" by Chuck Higgins, "Something To Do With Spring" by Noel Coward, "Spring Idyll" by Cedric Dumont, "Pickin The Chicken" by Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant, "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year" by Jeri Southern, "In The Spring Of The Year" by Joe Graydon with Four Hits & A Miss, and "Don't You Go Chicken" by Rudy Preston. CD

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B-52sWild Planet (clear & blue splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose Roberto BertramiBlue Wave ... LP
Milestone, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the best American recordings of Brazilian keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – even better than his work of the time with Azymuth! The set's got a freer feel than some of the Azymuth sides – allowing Bertrami the sort of freedom he rarely expressed so strongly (at least not until some of his recent albums for the Far Out label.) Tunes dance along on a mix of Brazilian rhythms and west coast fusion – all the while featuring some killer organ and electric piano from Jose, plus drums by Robertinho Silva, sax and flute from Jose Carlos, guitar from Helio Demiro, and guest vocals on one track by Aleuda. Titles include "Partido Alto #2", "Sheds & Weeds", "Parati", "Shot On Goal", and "Bye Bye Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear, with a promo stamp and light sticker spot in back.)

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Flying LotusYasuke ... CD
Warp, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Flying Lotus always gives us some pretty fantastic sounds – and this time around, he opens up an even new channel of his genius – serving up a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that were originally designed for use in the anime series Yasuke! There's certainly a touch of the eastern aesthetic you'd guess from the cover – Lotus maybe touching on some of the Wu-Tang soundtrack projects in the past – but the main vibe is in much more soulful west coast territory overall, even on tunes that are short and compact – a great blend of beats, keyboards, and all those sublime sonic touches that can make a Flying Lotus production so wonderful in a more standard mode – still holding on very strongly here too. The set features additional help from Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Nika Randa, Denzel Curry, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – and titles include "Crust", "Hiding In The Shadows", "Black Gold", "Your Day Off", "Between Memories", "African Samurai", "Your Screams", "War Lords", "Pain & Blood", and "Where's The Girl". CD

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Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD

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Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
2 killer jazz funk albums – both rare, and both on one CD! The records were cut for the short-lived Eastbound side of the soul/funk Westbound label, both under the supervision of Bob Porter, who handled some of the best early 70s jazz funk work for Prestige! Both albums also feature drumming by the super-heavy Idris Muhammad – who keeps things very much in his classic breakbeat mode. Bill Mason was an obscure organ player who performed on the legendary Rusty Bryant funk LPs (Fire Eater & Wildfire), and his session here has the same kind of fierce groove – with tenor by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Gary Chandler, and guitar by Wilbert Longmire. Titles on that one include "Gettin Off", "Stone", "Mistery Jay", and "Now Run & Tell That". Gary Chandler's album is even better – and features organ work by Ceasar Frazier, guitar by Cornell Dupree, and tenor by Harold Ousley. The album includes a much-sampled version of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", plus the cuts "Kaleidoscope", "Jet Set", and "Blue Dues". Both records are great – and together, they'd cost you well over $100 in the original! (Please note that a version of "Let's Stay Together" has been shortened to the 4 minute single edit, due to space restrictions.) CD

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Ennio Morricone/Bruno NicolaiLa Vita A Volte E Molto Dura Vero Provvidenza/Ci Risiamo, Vero Provvidenza ... CD
GDM/Beat (Italy), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 20, 2022 (delayed)
A very cool western score from Ennio Morricone – one of those great records that isn't really a western soundtrack at all – at least not in the conventional way! The film is a comedy, and the maestro throws in a lot of early 70s comedic elements to the music – some "yeh yeh" vocals at points from I Cantori Moderni, a playful rhythm at other moments, and really creative interplay with styles that updates an older west mode to a very groovy 70s vibe! Most tracks are short, and work together in this excellent pastiche of sounds – making for a record that's a lot more upbeat and unusual than you might expect. 20 tracks in all – and very nice vinyl! CD

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ReplacementsLet It Be ... LP
Twin Tone/Rhino, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
The masterpiece by one of the greatest, most sincere rock bands of all time! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's earlier years showing up on "We're Coming Out" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", and Westerberg's great heart-on-sleeve, ragged balladry appearing for the closers. Like the Meat Puppets and X, the 'Mats really found themselves after they shed the rigid rules of punk rock, and developed into something every bit as honest and heartfelt. They followed the rock songbook just enough to keep their work warm and familiar, but with way too huge and hard-pounding heart to ever seem even the least bit derivative. Hell, they even make Kiss's "Black Diamond" sound sincere! Other tracks include "Favorite Thing", "Androgynous", "Unsatisfied", "Seen Your Video", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Sixteen Blue" and "Answering Machine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles RouseTwo Is One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 44.99
A really unique little album from tenorist Charlie Rouse – a player who's best known to most for his famous 60s recordings in the Thelonious Monk Quartet – but who stretches out here in a very different style for the Strata East scene of the 70s! The album's almost funky at times, and nicely offbeat and spiritual at others – with players who include Paul Metzke and George Davis on guitars, Calo Scott on cello, David Lee on drums, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Azzedin Weston and Airto on percussion – a very unusual mix of instrumentation that presents that wonderful Rouse tenor sound in a very different way! Charlie also plays a bit of bass clarinet at one point – and titles include "Bitchin", "In His Presence Searching", "Hopscotch", "Two Is One", and "In A Funky Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (with bonus track) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! CD features the previously unissued bonus cut "Steal Away". CD

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VariousBiggest Dancehall Anthems 1979 to 1982 – Birth Of Dancehall ... CD
Greensleeves, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
20 massive hits that rocked & shocked the spot at the dawn of the Dancehall age! These are the classics that laid the blueprint for the contemporary party rocking sounds that thump from trunks everyhwere! Includes: Johnny Osbourne "Fally Ranking" & "Ice Cream Love", Barrington Levy "Shine Eye Gal", "Look Youthman" & "Bounty Hunter", Wailing Souls "Firehouse Rock" & "Who No Waan Come", General Echo "Bathroom Sex", Clint Eastwood & General Saint "Another One Bites The Dust", Ranking Dread "Fattie Boom Boom", Michael Prophet "Gunman", Ranking Toyan "How The West Was Won" & "Spar Wid Me", Linval Thompson "Look How Me Sexy", John Holt "Ghetto Queen", Yellowman "Morning Ride", Junior Delgado "Love Trickles Like Magic", Johhny Clarke "Jah Love Is With I", Wayne Jarrett "Chip In" and Wayne Wade "Poor & Humble". 40 tracks on 2 CDs! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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VariousDiggin' P-Vine – Planet Funk Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2013. Used ... $18.99 26.99
DJ Muro normally mixes it up with classic funk and soul – but this time around, he's turned his mighty talents to a host of contemporary tracks from the deep funk underground – work from labels like Timmion, Record Kicks, and other hip indies – woven together here in a totally great blend of heavy drums and raw funky instrumentation! The tracks are all great on their own – but Muro's work really shows us what the right sort of DJ can do with the material – lining up the best breaks and tightest riffs – to come up with a stunning tapestry of sound that's even better than the sum of its funky parts! Tracks include "Soul Investigators Theme" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Kool & The Gang" by Speedometer, "Truck Turner" by Undercover Express, "Purification (parts 1 & 2)" by Funkshone, "Pambiche" by New Cool Collective, "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" by Nick Pride & The Pimptones, "The Ghetto There's No Way Out" by The Soul Immigrants, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Stompin Joe" by Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, and "Break The Fast" by Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds. 24 tracks – and 70 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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VariousTeen Dance Music From China & Malaysia ... CD
Thrift Score, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99 16.99
Here's a pretty groovy set of tunes – and all scored at a thrift store in California by the compilers! The album's filled with tunes pulled from obscure albums of instrumental music from Southeast Asia, circa late 60s/early 70s – mod and swinging instrumentals that are going for a serious western pop kind of sound. There's lots of different styles running through the mix – from guitar or organ-based instrumentals, to soundtrack-type numbers with a John Barry or Morricone feel, to other tracks that mix together Latin rhythms and other groovy 60s touches. There's not a lot known about most of the artists on the set – but that also is one of the things that makes it pretty darn compelling! Titles include "Themes From James Bond" by The Stylers, "For A Few Dollars More" by Man Chau Po Orchestra, "Tabu" by The Sound Of Silverstones, "Indecipherable" by The Polar Five, "Funny Funny A Go Go" by The Brothers Hawk, "Chella-La" by The Stylers, and "Enjoy Yourself" by The Stylers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ReplacementsLet It Be (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Restless/Ryko, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The masterpiece by one of the greatest genuine rock bands of all time – finally remastered! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's earlier years showing up on "We're Coming Out" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", and Westerberg's great heart-on-sleeve, ragged balladry appearing for the closers. Like the Meat Puppets and X, the 'Mats really found themselves after they shed the rigid rules of punk rock, and developed into something every bit as genuine. They followed the rock songbook just enough to keep their work warm and familiar, but with way too huge and hard-pounding heart to ever seem even the least bit derivative. Hell, they even make Kiss's "Black Diamond" sound sincere! Other tracks include "Favorite Thing", "Androgynous", "Unsatisfied", "Seen Your Video", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Sixteen Blue" and "Answering Machine". Includes 6 bonus tracks of outtakes & demos. CD
(2008 Ryko/Rhino pressing – with great bonus tracks! Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of booklet has a gold promo stamp.)
Also available Let It Be ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Steely DanGreatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always considered Steely Dan one of the quintessential 70s "Album Oriented Rock" bands, in that all of there albums work so well as a whole, so the idea of a greatest hits collection doesn't exactly work for us. Still, taken out of context, these songs are still gems, and listening to them in sequence really lets you hear the groups progression from their intellectual rock roots to their later sophisticated jazz influenced style. 18 tracks in all: "Do It Again", "Reeling InThe Years", "My Old School", "Bodhisattva", "Show Biz Kids", "East St Louis Toodle Oo", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Pretzel Logic", "Any Major Dude", "Here At The Western World", "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Doctor Wu", "Haitian Divorce", "Kid Charlemagne", "The Fez", "Peg" and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with Masterdisk stamp, in the textured cover. Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some surface wear and an unglued seam held by clear tape.)

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✨✧ Donald AustinCrazy Legs ... LP
Eastbound, 1973. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little album of funky instrumental guitar! The record's one of the most obscure on the Westbound label – and it features guitar player Donald Austin going to town on 13 short little cuts with a tripped-out funky groove – sometimes fuzzy, usually funky, and always with that heavier kind of sound you'd expect from Westbound in the early 70s! Austin's guitar is very much in the mode of Eddie Fisher, Eddie Senay, or other kicked-back jazz funk players from his generation – an approach that's probably got a bit of Hendrix somewhere back in the mix, but which is more focused on the tighter side of the funk and soul instrumental spectrum! The album's like finding a stash of rare funky 45s – loads of great short tracks with titles that include "Sex Plot", "Crazy Legs", "You Want It, You Got It", "Side Saddle", "Nanzee", "Pea Shooter", "Do Me Right", and "Shake Your Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tidal Waves reissue pressing, with obi – limited to 500 copies.)
 
 
 



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