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Patrice RushenRemind Me – The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP
Elektra/Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 30.99
Stunning work from the great second chapter of Patrice Rushen – the time when the lady moved over to Elektra Records and really opened up her groove! Rushen had already been making great music for most of the 70s – playing fantastic keyboards as a real up-and-coming star on the funky fusion scene of the west coast – but at Elektra, she also turned into a surprisingly strong singer – and mixed her voice with her keyboards in a really wonderful sound! This is mainstream soul of the hippest level – as the core of the cuts are almost always rooted in jazzy fusion, which also means that the vocals give way to sweet keyboard solos too – beautifully balanced in a way that show off all of the sweetest charms of the great Patrice Rushen – these qualities that really set her apart from most of her generation. This package is filled with really well-chosen cuts, and also includes some great single mixes and other versions too – titles that include "When I Found You", "Forget Me Nots (12" mix)", "Music Of The Earth", "Haven't You Heard (12" mix)", "Let's Sing A Song Of Love", "Feels So Real (12" mix)", "Settle For My Love", "Remind Me", "All We Need", "Never Gonna Give You Up (long version)", "Look up (long version)", "Number One (12" version)", "Where There Is Love", and "To Each His Own". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BreadElektra Years – The Complete Albums Box (6 CD box set) ... CD
Elektra, 1970s. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ QueenGreatest Hits (Elektra pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
14 tracks in all, including "Fat Bottomed Girls", "You're My Best Friend", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Somebody To Love", "Play The Game", "Flash", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tom RushComplete Elektra Recordings (Tom Rush/Take A Little Walk With Me/Circle Game – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of early albums from Tom Rush – all together in a single set! First up is the really great debut album from Tom Rush – a sometimes-overlooked singer/songwriter from the Bob Dylan generation – and one who definitely deserves a rediscovery all these many years later! Tom's a great songwriter, and takes off here in a rootsy blend of folk and acoustic blues – backed by lots of great guitar work of his own, plus some spare guest contributions – including occasional harmonica from John Sebastian! Rush is one of those rare breed who handles his music completely without self-consciousness or cliched adherence to his roots – a performance that we'd put right up there with Fred Neill on his legendary Capitol albums, or maybe the bluesier side of Tim Hardin. Titles include "If Your Man Gets Busted", "Poor Man", "Black Mountain Blues", "When She Wants Good Lovin", "Windy Bill", "Panama Limited", and "The Cuckoo". On Take A Little Walk With Me, Tom Rush picks up a bit of an electric edge, but still keeps all the songs and styles very much in the territory that made his debut so great! Al Kooper wrote the liner notes, and also plays electric guitar on all of side one – but the instrument is used in ways that just seem to underscore all the rhythmic changes of Tom's acoustic guitar, and echo some of the shifted rhythms that make the music sparkle. Tunes include originals by Rush and Eric Von Schmidt, plus some bluesy covers too – and titles include "Galveston Flood", "Sugar Babe", "Joshua Gone Barbados", "On The Road Again", "Money Honey", "Who Do You Love", and "Statesboro Blues". Last up is the classic The Circle Game – one of the best-remembered albums from the great Tom Rush – a set that gave the world his well-recorded title track (and the classic "No Regrets"), and which also has Tom really reaching out with a proud new style! The record expands the core sound of Rush in ways that roughly echo some of the early Tim Hardin material at Verve – still bluesy folk at the core, but with arrangements that are slight, but sophisticated – in ways that unlock all these great moods and colors in the songs that you never would have gotten if Rush were just singing and playing guitar on his own! Paul Harris handles the charts, and things are light, but well-pointed – a really beautiful inflection of the vocals and guitar at the core of the performance, often with a very moody style. Titles include "The Circle Game", "Rockport Sunday", "No Regrets", "Tin Angel", "Urge For Going", "Something In The Way She Moves", and "Shadow Dream Song". 2CD set features bonus tracks too – "I'm In Love Again", "Urge For Going (single)", "Coda", "Circle Game (take one)", and "Something In The Way She Moves (single)". CD

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & 125th StreetLove Has Come Around – The Elektra Anthology 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great chapter in the career of trumpeter Donald Byrd – his post-Blue Note work with the group 125th Street NYC – which is kind of a second chapter to the jazzy fusion style he developed at the start of the 70s! This time around, there's an equal emphasis on soul and jazz – often with some strong vocals in the lead, but also plenty of room for Donald to stretch out and serve up the kind of perfect solos he worked out with the Mizell Brothers in the years before – modes that are continued here with some great guest help from singers and musicians who include Syreeta, Isaac Hayes, Jim Gilstrap, Wah Wah Watson, and Greg Phillinganes! If you like Donald Byrd albums like Places & Spaces or Stepping Into Tomorrow, you'll find that the sound here is a continuation of that mode – taken into the leaner funk territory that would come to play in the 80s. 2CD set features almost all the best tracks from those years, including some single mixes too – and titles include "Thank You For Funking Up My Life (12" disco version)", "Marilyn", "Butterfly", "Gold The Moon White The Sun", "Sexy Dancer", "Love Has Come Around", "Loving You", "Love For Sale", "Star Trippin", "I Love You", "Midnight", "Your Love Is My Ecstasy", "Have You Heard The News", "People Suppose To Be Free", "Morning", "I'm Coming Home", "Sunning In Your Love Shine", "Everyday", "Falling", "So Much In Love", and "Forbidden Love". CD

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✨✧ Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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✨✧ Lonnie MackComplete Elektra Recordings (Wham Of That Memphis Man/Glad I'm In The Band/Whatever's Right/Hills Of Indiana) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Great second-chapter work from Lonnie Mack – brought together here with his 1963 debut as well! That album is the first – The Wham Of That Memphis Man – a killer blend of southern soul and rockabilly grit from Lonnie Mack – his first album and a really incredible effort that fuses soul, country, and rock roots in a really brilliant way! Lonnie was later known as more of a country boy-electric bluesman, but the blues on this early LP feels like a blue-eyed Bobby Bland – but maybe with a lot more guitar in the lead! The horns burst, and the organ & bass really steep the overall vibe in the two Steps From The Blues style, but the fiery guitar and vocals keep more of a early rock vibe – twang next to soul, in a really unique mode. Tracks include "Wham!", "Down And Out", "Why", "Down In The Dumps", "Memphis", "I'll Keep You Happy", "Suzie Q", "Satisfied", and "Farther On Down The Road". Glad I'm In The Band is a slow-burning charmer from the great Lonnie Mack – a set that has him in a slightly different setting than his debut, but one that's equally soul-drenched overall! The group here features some especially great work from David Byrd – who plays these organ lines that almost set the whole thing in Muscle Shoals territory – as do the strong horn arrangements from Maxwell Davis, who sounds a lot more southern here than his Cali soul norm. Lonnie's also turned into an even better singer than before – blue-eyed deep soul at its best – on titles that include "Sweat & Tears", "Let Them Talk", "Why", "Old House", "Save Your Money", "Stay Away From My Baby", and "She Don't Come Here Any More". Whatever's Right is a comeback album of sorts for Lonnie Mack, recorded for Elektra with a really down-home sound that's almost verging on southern soul at points! In a way, the set's kind of a nod to the sorts of genres in rock that Mack's music first helped unlock in earlier years – done at a time when it was a bit more acceptable to cross boundaries and reference roots that weren't actually yours in your music! The execution here is surprisingly strong and without hoke – a few notches up from Leon Russell – and Mack's guitar is in fine fine form, supported by a good deal of organ in the backings. Titles include "Gotta Be An Answer", "Untouched By Human Love", "I Found A Love", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Mt Healthy Blues", "What Kind Of World Is This", and "Things Have Gone To Pieces". Hills Of Indiana is a real charmer – and the last Elektra album by Lonnie Mack! We don't normally think of Indiana in such poetic terms – but leave it to Lonnie Mack to find the hidden beauty in roughness – a quality that seems to emerge more and more in his music as the 70s moved on! This Elektra album from 1971 is a real overlooked gem – quite different than anything you might have expected from Mack at the start of his career, and a record that really shows him blossoming as much as a singer as he was a guitarist – heartfelt and personal, but still with all the grit that his reputation would entail – with strong currents of both southern soul and rock, but some nice roots elements too. The set was recorded in Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and LA – and titles include "Bicycle Annie", "Asphalt Outlaw Hero", "The Man In Me", "Rings", "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", and "Lay It Down". CD

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✨✧ Patrice RushenRemind Me – The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978 to 1984 ... CD
Elektra/Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning work from the great second chapter of Patrice Rushen – the time when the lady moved over to Elektra Records and really opened up her groove! Rushen had already been making great music for most of the 70s – playing fantastic keyboards as a real up-and-coming star on the funky fusion scene of the west coast – but at Elektra, she also turned into a surprisingly strong singer – and mixed her voice with her keyboards in a really wonderful sound! This is mainstream soul of the hippest level – as the core of the cuts are almost always rooted in jazzy fusion, which also means that the vocals give way to sweet keyboard solos too – beautifully balanced in a way that show off all of the sweetest charms of the great Patrice Rushen – these qualities that really set her apart from most of her generation. This package is filled with really well-chosen cuts, and also includes some great single mixes and other versions too – titles that include "When I Found You", "Forget Me Nots (12" mix)", "Music Of The Earth", "Haven't You Heard (12" mix)", "Let's Sing A Song Of Love", "Feels So Real (12" mix)", "Settle For My Love", "Remind Me", "All We Need", "Never Gonna Give You Up (long version)", "Look up (long version)", "Number One (12" version)", "Where There Is Love", and "To Each His Own". CD
Also available Remind Me – The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99
 
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✨✧ Joe AlbanyPortrait Of An Artist ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A great portrait of an under-recorded artist – Joe Albany's last album ever, recorded for Elektra records during their early 80s run of straight jazz sides! The record's got a spare, personal quality that's similar to Albany's other late work – but it's a bit more professionally put together too – not slick or commercial, but recorded quite thoughtfully, with clearly a lot of care in getting all of Joe's charms through on the record. There's a tentativeness to his keyboard work that's great – a sort of hesitation, then quick move forward with surprising grace – balancing beautifully in ways that warm us to his music even more than before. Other players include Al Gafa on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the record really has a main focus on Albany's piano lines. Titles include "Ruby My Dear", "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry", "Autumn In New York", "They Say It's Wonderful", "For The Little Guy", and "Too Late Now". CD

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✨✧ David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams and others others! What could have come out as clinical or academic comes through with passion and affection, partly because Amram could get such incredible players on the record, but mostly because the multi-instrumentalist ring leader is genuinely celebrating the music rather than simply replicating it. Includes "En Memoria De Chano Pozo, "New York Charanga", "Brazilian Memories", "Celebration", "Song Of The Rainforest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Latin Jazz Celebration ... CD 3.99

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Anita BakerCompositions (special package with bonus CD) ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used 2CDs ... $13.99
The pinnacle of classy crossover soul at the end of the 80s – and a landmark album that's probably still helping Anita pay her bills! The feel is mellow and laidback without being too cheesy or too adult contemporary – drawing from mellow soul traditions of the 70s, and filtering it through production styles of the 80s without losing too much of the warmth. Titles include "Talk To Me", "Fairy Tales", "Lonely", "No One To Blame", "More Than You Know", and "Whatever It Takes". Special package – in a hardcover book-like jacket, with bonus CD single of "Talk To Me". CD

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Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but is certainly all her own – a space between jazz and soul that was hardly ever handled this well by other artists at the time. Titles include "Priceless", "Lead Me Into Love", "Giving You The Best That I Got", "Good Love", "Rules", "Good Enough", and "You Belong To Me". CD

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Anita BakerRhythm Of Love ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Booklet has some wear & a name in pen on the cover.)

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✨✧ BB & Q BandGenie (Break) ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The last true classic from the masters of the 80s groove genre – a post-Capitol effort for Elektra, but one that's still awash in great keyboards and snapping electro beats! Some of the jazzier sound from the past is gone here, but in its place is a leaner, cleaner sound that's still a fair bit more compelling than most work by the group's contemporaries! Nearly all tracks snap along with rhythms that are nicely placed between the street and the dancefloor – never gimmicky and never too cloying, and tightly focused enough to make the most of the hooks in the vocals. Lots of DX7 on the album, and more than a few numbers have a great sort of breakdance vibe. Tracks include "Riccochet" and "Dreamer" – both remixed by Shep Pettibone –"On The Shelf", "Genie", "Main Attraction", and "Don't Force It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing on Break. Cover has light wear.)

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Art BlakeyMidnight Session With The Jazz Messengers ... LP
Elektra, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the rarest Art Blakey sessions of the late 50s – recorded during that brief time when the Jazz Messengers featured Jackie McLean on alto sax! The set's also unusual in that it's one of the few jazz dates for Elektra Records in the early years – recorded here with an edge that's perhaps a bit rougher than some of the other Blakey records during this "many labels" stretch – but in a way that seems to also bring out some especially great qualities in McLean's horn! Other members here include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the differences here make for a nice change from the usual Blakey! Titles include "Casino", "Potpourri", "The Biddie Griddies", "Ugh", and "Reflections Of Buhania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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BreadBest Of Bread ... LP
Elektra, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BreadBread ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and light staining.)

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BreadLost Without Your Love ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackson BrowneHold Out ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Tim BuckleyHappy Sad ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $44.99
One of Tim Buckley's greatest albums ever – thanks to some incredible work by Dave Friedman on vibes! Friedman's sound really brings out the jazziness in Buckley's writing and phrasing – making for a beautiful blend with the album's 12 string guitar work and acoustic percussion – and giving the album a feel that's unlike any other from the time! Tim's in top form here, and is neither too emotional nor too full of himself. Nearly every cut's a gem, but our faves are "Strange Feelin" "Gypsy Woman", and "Love from Room 109 at the Islander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tan label pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)

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Tim BuckleyLorca (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Elektra/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.99
Far-thinking genius from Tim Buckley – and one of his most experimental albums ever! Lorca really takes off from the sound of earlier albums – pushing the jazz side of the spectrum even more, and stretching out on longer tracks that have his vocals riffing a lot more than usual. Backing is relatively spare – with some nice use of pipe organ and electric piano – and Tim himself is playing 12-string guitar on the sessions. Tunes are all long, and feature some really haunting, echoey vocals. Titles include "Lorca", "I Had A Talk With My Woman", "Anonymous Proposition", and "Driftin". A bizarre but brilliant effort! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Busta RhymesExtinction Level Event – Clean Edited Promo ... LP
Elektra, 1998. Very Good 2LP ... $2.99
Tracks include "Everybody Rise", "Against All Odds" featuring Flipmode Squad, "Extinction Level Event (The Song Of Salvation)", "Tear Da Roof Off', "Just Give It To Me Raw", "Do It To Death", "Hot Sh** Makin Ya Bounce", "What The F*** You Want!!", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Terry CallierFire On Ice ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the great albums from Terry Callier's "second chapter" on record – a time when he was working for Elektra Records, and doing work that was a bit straighter soul than before – and also slightly jazzy as well! The record's kind of a mix of jazzy grooves and smoother soul – typical for the fusion division of Elektra at the time, where Callier's hard-to-peg work was relegated. There's some really great songs on the record – and although the arrangements sometimes lack the sensitivity of the Cadet scorings of earlier years, they're still pretty great from a modern soul perspective. Richard Evans is producing and arranging the session, and Terry's still got help from a lot of Chicago friends like Minnie Riperton, Eddie Harris, and Phil Upchurch – all of whom help to keep the album relatively strong. Titles include some really nice originals, like "African Violet" and "Butterfly", both of which are some of Terry's best compositions from the time – plus "Love Two Love", "Martin St Martin", "Street Fever", and "Be A Believer". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light staining along the opening.)

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✨✧ CarsCars Greatest Hits ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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ChameleonChameleon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A group that you may not know by name – but which features some top-shelf production at the helm – work by both Fred Wesley and Azar Lawrance, plus supervision from one of the Mizell brothers! With all that talent on board, the record's way more than just another obscure one-off funk set on a major label – as some cuts echo the sharp funk that Wesley was using with the Horny Horns at the time, and others have a bit of the cosmic currents from Azar's own records – a blend of jazz funk and fusion, honed into razor-sharp grooves with a bit of an 80s vibe! The whole thing's great – a real lost gem from that brief stint when Elektra Records was putting out some real killers in the soul department – and titles include "Unfair Affair", "We'll Be Dancin", "Mysteryoso", "Game Of Life", "Come Into My Life", "For You", and "Get Up". CD features bonus tracks – "Get Up (12" disco version)" and "We'll Be Dancin (12" disco version)". CD

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Harry ChapinShort Stories ... LP
Elektra, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Guy ClarkBoats To Build ... CD
Asylum/Elektra, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Clark SistersYou Brought The Sunshine (Into My Life) (long voc, short voc, inst dub) ... 12-inch
Westbound/Elektra, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
A killer cut! The Clark Sisters were mostly a gospel-oriented group, but they cut this amazing groover during the early 80s, and it's got a semi-secular sound that launched them into the mainstream soul world for a while. The cut's got a great stepping groove, a very catchy hook in the chorus, and a nice nice soulful sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Westbound sleeve.)

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Clear LightClear Light ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the great lost psych albums on late 60s Elektra Records – a set that's maybe got enough power and majesty to stand next to contemporaneous label releases by Love and The Doors! Like both of those groups, Clear Light have a vision here that's completely their own – a sound that steps out immediately to let you know that they're not just another copycat combo from the garage underground, and instead have this vivid new message that demands to be heard – unabashedly forward in its conception, and with a surprisingly sinister edge – yet all without any sense of being too full of itself either! Production is by Paul Rothschild, and is as superb as his best Elektra work of the period – and titles include "Black Roses", "With All In Mind", "The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry", "Sand", and "Night Sounds Loud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Natalie ColeHolly & Ivy ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Natalie ColeStardust ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $1.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". CD
(Out of print.)

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Columbus CircleIf You Read My Mind (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have some marker.)

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Larry Coryell & Philip CatherineSplendid ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Acoustic duets between Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – recorded with a style that's much more intimate and personal than some of the previous recordings by either player! Although Coryell first rose to fame at the end of the 60s with his fuzzy approach to jazz fusion, he's clearly mellowed here nicely with age – and has a nice sense of space and color, that's only further augmented by Catherine's always-great range of sounds and styles. Joachim Kuhn plays acoustic piano on one track, but all other information is from both players on 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, plus a bit of work by Catherine on a fretless electric. Titles include "No More Booze", "Deux Xango", "Snowshadows", "One Plus Two Blues", "Father Christmas", "A Quiet Day In Spring", and "The Train & The River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob CreweMotivation ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
Bob Crewe is a long way from his 60s Four Seasons and Barbarella territory here – but still has all of his best strengths of arranging very firmly in hand! The album is one of Crew's mid 70s disco reinventions – and has the maestro working in a surprisingly strong soul mode, with help from a large choir called the Voices Of Inspiration – who work alongside the lead vocals from John Arrias, singing in a flanged-out style that reminds us of Nick DeCaro's 70s vocal work, but more towards a soul style. Production is by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett – and some of the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, with a deeper vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Motivation", "Lady Love Song", "Give It Hell", "In Another Life", and "Merci Beaucoup". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but shrinkwrap is open a bit on one corner.)

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✨✧ CureQuadpus EP – Night Like This/New Day/Close To Me (12" mix)/Man Inside My Mouth ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Das EfxReal Hip Hop (Premier's LP clean, Pete Rock rmx clean & inst, Solid Scheme rmx clean & inst, PMD rmx clean, LP inst & acapella) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1995. Very Good ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Das EfxReal Hip Hop (Premier's LP, Pete Rock rmx & inst, Solid Scheme rmx, PMD rmx, LP inst & acapella)/No Diggedy (LP) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1995. Very Good ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Deee-LiteDewdrops In The Garden ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99
Not the famous debut album from Deee-Lite, but a killer set of grooves that has the trio very much at the height of their powers! So many folks remember these guys as a bigger pop act, they tend to forget how much they brought back to dance music – a real embrace of warmer elements from the past, served up in samples and set to rhythms that were often more funk-based than a lot of the stark, stiff, house-inspired beats of the time! Lady Kier is completely charming in the lead – and the group get lots of help on production from Louie Vega and Kenny Dope, who really add in a Masters At Work level of soul. Titles include "River Of Freedom", "Bittersweet Loving", "What Is This Music", "Picnic In The Summertime", "call Me", "Stay In Bed Forget The Rest", "Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector", and "Sampladelic". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Digable PlanetsReachin' (A New Refutation Of Time & Space) ... CD
Pendulum/Elektra, 1993. Used ... $5.99
A jazz-inspired hip hop uberclassic! While Digable Planets might not have pioneered the jazzy hip hop vibe – we mightnod to the Native Tongues scene and DJ Premier's productions in the late 80s for that – Digables set a new standard with breezy but head nodding production and mellow, laidback rhyme style that dug into the abstract lyrical realm more than any of their predecessors. Still sounds fresh today, too! Includes "Where I'm From", "It's Good To Be Here", "What Cool Breezes Do", "Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)", "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", "Escapism (Gettin Free)", "Pacifics", "Appointment At The Fat Clinic", "Swoon Units", "Last Of The Spiddyocks", "Examination Of What", "Nickel Bags", and "Jimmi Diggin Cats". CD

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✨✧ DoorsBest Of Doors (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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DoorsFull Circle ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover missing "zoetrope" and with a cut corner.)

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DoorsGreatest Hits ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DoorsLA Woman ... CD
Elektra, 1971. Used ... $3.99
... CD
Also available LA Woman ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ DoorsLA Woman ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later butterfly label pressing with SRC stamp, in a standard cover, with light wear.)
Also available LA Woman ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ DoorsMorrison Hotel ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Titles include "Land Ho", "Maggie M'Gill", "Roadhouse Blues", "Waiting For The Sun", "Peace Frog", "Ship Of Fools", and "Blue Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ DoorsSoft Parade ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Titles include "Tell All The People", "Touch Me", "Shaman's Blues", "Easy Ride", "Wild Child", "Do It", and "Wishful Sinful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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DoorsWaiting For The Sun ... LP
Elektra, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A true Celebration Of The Lizard – with the cuts "The Unkown Soldier", "Spanish Caravan", "Summer's Almost Gone", "Not To Touch The Earth", and "Hello I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label "big E" stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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DubsetFlesh Made Word ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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EclectionEclection ... LP
Elektra, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
An overlooked group from the glory days of late 60s Elektra Records – a really unique combo who have a great way of folding together a number of different modes! There's definitely a folk element at their core – a few years before, these guys probably would have been recording straighter acoustic material – but their sound also has some trippy elements that are further enforced by their fantastic harmonies – which mix female singer Kerrilee Male with the voices of the men in the group – all with a heavenly sound that reminds us of that special blend from groups like The Mamas & The Papas, or We Five. But Eclection's music is definitely headier than either of those groups – imbued with the sense of freedom and invention that graced some of the other Elektra acts – and this undercurrent of majesty that really elevates some of their songs to a wonderful level. Titles include "Violet Dew", "In Her Mind", "Still I Can See", "Will Tomorrow Be The Same", "Another Time Another Place", and "St Georg & The Dragon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on Side 1. Cover has a cutout hole and some edge wear.)

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En VogueRiddle (ultimate riddle edit, ultimate riddle, stargate radio remix, stargate club remix) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 2000. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Faith HealersLido ... CD
Elektra/Too Pure, 1992. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Five SpecialFive Special ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The debut album from Five Special – a wonderful group who push an older harmony soul style firmly into the 80s groove generation! Decked out in skinny ties, suspenders, and soft linen jackets, Five Special manage to keep the vocals sweet while picking up the groove – working with producer Ron Banks to come up with a warm style that has some great touches of jazz at the bottom – a really sophisticated groove that holds up beautifully throughout, with almost a legacy of Philly group soul from the 70s, or some of the hipper Detroit productions too. Titles include "Do It Baby", "It's A Wonderful Day", "Why Leave Us Alone", "It's Such A Groove", "Baby", and "You're Something Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time – like Shadow or Chameleon – with plenty of jazzy inflections in the rhythms, and a nice sense of 80s groove that keeps the uptempo tracks from being just copycat club. But the vocals here are especially nice, and sparkle even more on the ballads, which have a smooth and warm sound that's tight, yet never commercially cloying. Titles include "Do Something Special", "Heaven", "Who You Been Lovin", "Jam", "Choosin You For Me", and "Had You A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Robben FordInside Story ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Chico FreemanTangents ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz freedoms and some newer 80s experimental moments – all in a lineup with Mark Thompson on piano, Steve Coleman on alto and soprano sax, Jay Hoggard on vibes, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Kenny Werner plays a bit of synth at times – in some dark-toned 80s modes – and although Bobby McFerrin is billed strongly on the cover, the album only seems to feature a bit of his vocalizations. Titles include "Sangoma & Nelly", "You Are The One", "Spook & Fade", "Tangents", "Ballad For Hakima", and "Sir Tashi & The Yeti". CD

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Joao GilbertoLive In Montreux ... CD
Elektra, 1987. Used ... $9.99
A later album by Joao – but a really lovely live performance that sparkles with the warmth and intimacy of his earlier studio albums! The album's got a total of 13 tracks, all recorded at the Montreux jazz festival in 1985 – with no backing for Joao's voice other than his light lively acoustic guitar, which holds up extremely well over the nearly 70-minute long performance. Titles include "Estate", "Menino Do Rio", "Adeus America", "Rosa Morena", "Sandalia De Prata", and "Sem Compromiso". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pepeu GomesPepeu Gomes Ao Vivo ... LP
Elektra (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Live material, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival – with keyboard help from Luciano Alves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a cool poster, too.)

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Grandmaster FlashThey Said It Couldn't Be Done ... CD
Elektra/DBK Works, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Grandmaster Flash's second LP – which didn't see the light of day until '85 – and finally turning up on CD for the first time in '05! Tracks include "Girls Love The Way He Spins", 'Rock The House", "Jailbait", "Sign Of The Times" and 'Larry's Dance Theme" and a few more. CD

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Chico HamiltonNomad ... CD
Elektra/Collectables, 1980. Used ... $6.99
Electric funky Chico Hamilton! This one's an oft-overlooked gem from the end of the 70s – a batch of sweet electric fusion tunes that sounds unlike anything else we can think of by Chico – with a cool and spacey sound that feels more like work coming out of Fantasy Records at the time, or CTI years before, than mainstream jazz on a major label! The album was produced by Wayne Henderson, and has a sweetly soulful quality that's really great – adding in some backing vocals on a few tracks for a mellow, Henderson-esque soul approach – and going for some more full-on jazz grooving on other numbers. The set features lots of great guitar and keyboard work – still in the exotic rhythm progressions that you'd recognize from Chico's earlier years, but given a great 70s electric twist! Tracks include "Mysterious Maiden", "Alekasam", "Nomad", "Strut", and "Magic Fingers". CD

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Dirk HamiltonMeet Me At The Crux ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Howard HewettI Commit To Love ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
An 80s classic from Howard Hewett – just the kind of set that made the singer one of the freshest voices in soul at the time! Hewett's vocals are lean and right on the money – perfectly suited to fit the 80s groove mode of the backings – especially the bubbly, bouncy kind of cuts that were always Howard's catchiest numbers – and which, honestly, should have had him crossing over much bigger at the time! Beats and keyboards glide along nicely throughout – and titles include "Stay", "Say Amen", "I Got 2 Go", "Last Forever", "I Commit To Love", "Love Don't Wanna Wait", and "Let's Try It All Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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High LifeHigh Life ... LP
Elektra (Brazil), 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A bit of a Brazilian jazz fusion supergroup – with Luis Avellar on keyboards, Ricardo Silveira on guitar, Nico Assumpcao on bass, and Carlo Bala Gomes on drums – plus Steve Slagel on saxes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes heavy inner sleeve! Cover has a hi-fi sticker on the opening edge.)

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Will HoltExciting Artistry Of Will Holt ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jac HolzmanAuthentic Sound Effects Vol 4 ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black & red label pressing.)

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Jac HolzmanAuthentic Sound Effects Vol 5 ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jac HolzmanAuthentic Sound Effects Vol 8 ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Incredible String BandRelics Of The Incredible String Band ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the group, and architects of most of the songs – tunes that use a fair bit of the acoustic instrumentation that you'd guess from their name, in an compelling inversion of older Brit folk modes – that same balance between modern and ancient that you'd hear from a few of their hippest contemporaries. The whole thing's great – and we really love to lose ourselves in the music. Titles include "Air", "Job's Tears", "October Song", "Everything's Fine Right Now", "Koeeoaddi Death", "A Very Cellular Song", "Maya", "This Moment", "Way Back In The 1960s", "Painting Box", "Log Cabin Home In The Sky", and "Cousin Caterpillar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seams.)

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JigsawJigsaw ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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KingsKings Are Here ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
Features the landmark "Switchin To Glide"! LP, Vinyl record album

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John KlemmerFinesse (Nautilus Super Discs) ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A smooth set from reedman John Klemmer, but a pretty darn soulful one too – and a great illustration of the way that Klemmer could still hold onto his roots a lot more strongly than some of his contemporaries! The backings are gentle and fusiony – often with some great keyboard work from Russell Ferrante – and Klemmer soars out wonderfully in the lead – with a depth of tone and creativity of solos that goes far beyond anything that might have been needed for the date – a real "something extra" that shows that John's still got all the deep elements of his Impulse years in place. Tracks include "Finesse", "Man & Woman", "Sometimes", "Heart", "Sun, Moon And The Stars", and "Beloved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct To Disc pressing. Cover has a small smudge on the front.)

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KMDMr Hood (remastered edition) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... $8.99
Pre-MF Doom/Metal Fingers, et al, classic material from then-Zev Love X and DJ Sub Roc! The Mr Hood LP's original release year of '91 in retrospect seems like the last chance eccentric crews had to drop a leftfield classic before everybody had to be hardcore – and this certainly is a classic! Humor, knowledge and pure niceness on par with the first De La album, though it never broke out nearly as huge. KMD also offered a wild, whole other side of the man who'd become Metal Face, before the tragic loss of Sub Roc. Along with the subsequently strident and once lost Black Bastards LP, this is one of the highwater marks in hip hop. Essential listening! Features "Peachfuzz", "Nitty Gritty" with Brand Nubian, "Humrush", "Figure Of Speech", "Trial 'N Error", "Soulflexin", "Gasface Refill" and the hilarious "Mr Hood At Piocalles Jewelry/Crackpot". CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert KreisDramatic Cue Music & Mood Music Volume 1 ... LP
Elektra, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some wear on one corner.)

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Suzi LaneOoh La La ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The only full length record we've ever seen from singer Suzi Lane – and a catchy batch of late 70s disco produced by Giorgio Moroder, but also featuring arrangements by Harold Faltermeyer – in a tuneful, hook-styled mode that's as sweet as can be! Suzi's vocals are the seductive and soulful icing on this Moroder-produced treat – and overall, it's a nice mix dancefloor soul and some of the more futuristic funky synth sounds Giorgio would carry on into the 80s. Suzi's vocals keep it grounded in soul, though – as do some occasional strings and brass. Nice! Titles include "Morning Noon & Night", "Free Me", "Harmony", "No One Home In The City", "Givin It Up", and "Ooh La La". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... $5.99
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". CD

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Gerald LevertG ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LoveDa Capo ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A stunning second album from Love – a set that's still without the fuller orchestrations and baroque touches of Forever Changes – but which already shows the group moving in that direction! The rough, gritty edge of the group is very firmly intact – but they've already got a really fresh way of putting over a song – by complicating the rhythms a bit, going for unusual tonal colors, and furthering the really imaginative songwriting of Arthur Lee. Side one features some incredibly haunting shorter tunes that point the way towards Forever Changes – including the insanely wonderful "She Comes In Colors", the Latin-tinged "Que Vida", and the cuts "Stephanie Knows Who", "The Castle", and "Seven & Seven Is". Side two is a total freak-out – an 18 minute bluesy guitar jam, very over the top stuff – and quite unusual in length for a rock album in 1966! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sundazed reissue.)

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✨✧ LoveFour Sail ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
Much more of a hard rock affair than the group's third LP – kind of a return to the heavy guitars of Da Capo after the baroque beauty of Forever Changes – but a stone winner nonetheless! Arthur Lee's genius is still firmly in place, and although there's a back to basics rock feel on the record, it's still touched by the madness that haunted earlier records – and crackles with a drugged-up intensity that would still make it a hell of an album, even if it was the only one the band ever recorded! Titles include "Robert Montgomery", "I'm With You", "Your Friend & Mine – Neil's Song", "August", "Always See Your Face", "Talking In My Sleep", "Nothing", and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing.)

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✨✧ LoveLove Story 1966 to 1972 (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lovin Spoonful, Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, etcWhat's Shakin ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very cool Elektra compilation – with rare non-Buddah work by the Lovin Spoonful, plus material by Al Kooper, Tom Rush, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has an unglued seam, some surface wear, and light staining.)

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Paul McCandlessAll The Mornings Bring ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Sergio MendesWhat Is This?/Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1992. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joni MitchellCourt & Spark ... LP
Elektra/Asylum, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Includes her classic version of "Twisted" – plus "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Help Me", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Shirley MurdockShirley Murdock ... CD
Elektra, 1985. Used ... $2.99
The breakout album from Shirley Murdock – a singer who first rose to fame working with Roger Troutman and Zapp – and who gets plenty of help here from that side of the soul spectrum too! Roger produced and plays on the record, and also wrote most of the songs too – and Larry Troutman and others provide most of the instrumentation – all with a groove that's as funky and punchy as Zapp at their best – which means that Shirley's got to be one hell of a singer to rise above the basslines, beats, and keyboards! Fortunately, Murdock's got a hell of a lot of power in her voice – which really gets unleashed here in a wonderful way, then spins down for a few great ballads too – all to make a very fully-formed set that's gone onto be one of the mainstream soul classics of the time. Titles include "As We Lay", "Truth Or Dare", "Tribute", "Be Free", "No More", "Go On Without You", "Danger Zone", "Teaser", and "The One I Need" plus extended mixes of "Truth Or Dare", "No More", "Tribute" and remix of "As We Lay". CD
(Original Elektra pressing.)
Also available Shirley Murdock (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Shirley MurdockShirley Murdock (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
The breakout album from Shirley Murdock – a singer who first rose to fame working with Roger Troutman and Zapp – and who gets plenty of help here from that side of the soul spectrum too! Roger produced and plays on the record, and also wrote most of the songs too – and Larry Troutman and others provide most of the instrumentation – all with a groove that's as funky and punchy as Zapp at their best – which means that Shirley's got to be one hell of a singer to rise above the basslines, beats, and keyboards! Fortunately, Murdock's got a hell of a lot of power in her voice – which really gets unleashed here in a wonderful way, then spins down for a few great ballads too – all to make a very fully-formed set that's gone onto be one of the mainstream soul classics of the time. Titles include "As We Lay", "Truth Or Dare", "Tribute", "Be Free", "No More", "Go On Without You", "Danger Zone", "Teaser", and "The One I Need". 2CD version features 19 more bonus tracks - including "As We Lay (rmx)", "Go On Without You (ext mix)", "No More (rmx)", "Bee Free (sexy sax thang mix)", "Truth Or Dare (European mix)", "Tribute (ext mix)", "Az We Lay (horizontal mix)", "Be Free (bareback mix)", "As We Lay (midnight mix)" – plus regular and extended versions of "Computer Love" with Zapp, and "Girl Cut It Out" with Roger. CD
Also available Shirley Murdock ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Mickey NewburyFrisco Mabel Joy ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Sealed ... $16.99
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, moody genius just about any singer-songwriter record of the period we can think of! Recorded at Nashville's Cinderella Sound Studios, it's really wonderful stuff that defys genre and convention, but is as emotionally connective and sastisfying as anything from the mainstream. Titles include "The Future's Not What It Used To Be", "Frisco Depot, "Swiss Cottage Place", "How I Love Them Old Songs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the die-cut cover, still sealed! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Mickey NewburyHeaven Help The Child ... LP
Elektra/Drag City, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The finale of Newbury's American Trilogy of LPs spanning '69 to '73 – timeless, atmospheric and excellent material from an acclaimed songwriter, but wholy underappreciated singer and performer. Titles include "Heaven Help The Child", "Good Morning Dear", "Why You Ben Gone So Long", "Song For Susan" and "San Francisco Mabel Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Die-cut has some tears in the two right corners.)

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Phil OchsI Ain't Marching Anymore ... LP
Elektra, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
Easily the greatest album ever recorded by the legendary Phil Ochs – a masterpiece of politics and power, filled with themes that still resonate strongly 40 years later! From the very first note of the set, Ochs expresses himself with a confidence, intelligence, and clear-headed vision that cannot be denied – a way of getting to the heart of the issues that matter, issues that were coming to a head back in the mid 60s, but which still lie largely unresolved to date – and have a nearly timeless quality here in the stripped-down guitar and vocals presentation of the album. This is the kind of set that made Elektra records one of the most chance-taking labels of the 60s, and it's far more than just a simple folk album – really one of the first bold moments of politics in 60s pop, and the harbinger of countless records to come. Titles include "I Ain't Marching Anymore", "Iron Lady", "Links On The Chain", "Hills Of West Virginia", "The Men Behind The Guns", "Here's To The State Of Mississippi", "In The Heat Of The Summer", and "That Was The President". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker in the top left.)

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✨✧ Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Ol' Dirty Bastard...Osiris...Big Baby Jesus...what can we say? Even if we didn't know ODB had really fallen off the deep end or if his wildness was just an act, this was always sone of our favorite Wu-Tang related LPs and it always will be – with manic energy and tripped out sense of humor than most, and featuring the best hip hop singing since Biz Markie. A defining mid 90s hip hop uberclassic – with "Brooklyn Zoo", "Baby C'mon", "Proteck Ya Neck II", "Cuttin Headz", "Hippa To Da Hoppa", "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", and lots more. Yeah baby, we like raw. 15 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerOne Night In Washington ... LP
Elektra, 1953. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Bird does a guest spot with the DC area big band then known as The Orchestra. This 80s issue was the first time this concert performance had been released, and has Parker soloing nicely over a set of standards: "Fine & Dandy", "These Foolish Things", "Light Green", "Thou Swell", "Willis", "Don't Blame Me", "Something To Remember You By/Blue Room" and "Roundhouse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Tom Paxton6 ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom PaxtonCompleat Tom Paxton – Recorded Live ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly Label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Tom PaxtonRamblin Boy ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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David Peel & The Lower East SideAmerican Revolution ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big E pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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David Peel & The Lower East SideHave A Marijuana ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Probably one of the most controversial records to be issued on Elektra at the end of the 60s – a rough-edged batch of hippie dippy tracks that shares a fair bit of energy and humor with The Fugs! The tunes here are perhaps a bit more focused than the work of The Fugs, but the group explore similar territory too – not just the drug references in the title, but also the kind of offbeat word play and double-entendres that were common at the time. The set was recorded "live on the streets of New York" – and Peel sings, and plays harmonica and guitar – with other instrumentation that includes two 12-string guitars, bass, and tambourine. Titles include "Mother Where Is My Father", "Here Comes A Cop", "Up Against The Wall", "I've Got Some Grass", "I Do My Bawling In The Bathroom", and "Show Me The Way To Get Stoned". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing.)

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Teddy PendergrassBedroom Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)

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Teddy PendergrassJoy ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $1.99
A definite joy from the legendary Teddy Pendergrass – a late 80s album, but one that manages to still stay in all the best territory of his classic early solo work! Like a rare few from his generation, Teddy never gets overwhelmed by some heavier R&B production – that more beat/bottom heavy style used in the late 80s – and instead, he almost takes the mode as a challenge to push his vocals even more –reminding all the younger singers that he's still very much the top of the heap, and able to open up with a tremendous range, and really sending the tunes home. Tracks include "Joy", "2 AM", "Good To You", "Love is The Power", "Can We Be Lovers", and "I'm Ready". CD

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothAll Souled Out EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... $18.99
The first EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and one of the greatest debut EPs in hip hop history – fleshed out here with bonus mixes and instrumentals! The original EP material is as stunning as ever, really showing the Pete & CL were in near peak form right outta gate – setting up the signature Pete Rock's signature jazz and soul sample mastery, perfectly suited to CL's brilliant, though laidback MC skills. An essential little set, and the perfect set up for the epic first LP to come! EP tracks include "Good Life" (plus the Group Home remix), "Mecca & The Soul Brother", "Go With The flow", "The Creator" and "All Souled Out". This nice 2014 version on Traffic includes the bonus versions "The Creator (Slide To Slide Mix)", "The Creator (Surfboard Mix)" and instrumental version, plus "Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)" and instrumental. CD
(Out of print 2014 version – with 5 bonus tracks!)

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMain Ingredient ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "In The House", "Carmel City", "I Get Physical", "Sun Won't Come Out", "I Got A Love", "Escape", "The Main Ingredient", "Worldwide", "All The Places", "Tell Me", "Take You There", "Searching", "Check It Out", "In The Flesh", "It's On You", and "Get On The Mic". CD
 
 
 



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