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Mose AllisonMose Allison – The Complete Atlantic/Elektra Albums – 1962 to 1983 (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Strawberry (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD ... $39.99 59.99
A really wonderful collection of music – work that has an already-great artist taking off into all these new directions of his own – completely reinventing himself as the jazz generations moved on, always with a really strong sense of wit and imagination! Mose Allison first emerged as a bop pianist in the 50s, but soon added a unique vocal approach that was a bit New Orleans-tinged, but with a beat jazz sensibility too – a style that was a huge influence on the UK mods in the 60s, and countless others over the years! By the time Mose hit Atlantic Records in 1962, he was already perfecting that style – then opening it up to other elements as the 60s moved on, often hitting some wilder, more unusual approaches that just kept coming through the 70s! As he shifted over to Elektra Records at the end of that decade, he stepped slightly back to more traditional jazz vocal modes – but still also kept penning his own great tunes, often with themes that maintained his unique sense of wit and vision. The box features a whopping 104 tracks on 6CDs – 12 full albums that include I Don't Worry About A Thing, Swingin Machine, Word From Mose, Wild Man Is On The Loose, Mose Alive, I've Been Doin Some Thinkin, Hello There Universe, Western Man, Mose In Your Ear, Your Mind Is On Vacation, Middle Class White Boy, and Lessons In Living. CD

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Harry ChapinStorybook – The Elektra Albums 1972 to 1978 (6CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Strawberry (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $42.99 59.99
The first-ever collection to deal with the complete Elektra Recordings of Harry Chapin – a key artist in the movement of the singer/songwriter scene into the mainstream of music – but one who's also a very special sort of storyteller too! Chapin has roots in folk, and often uses acoustic guitar in an updated mode of that style – but his lyrics have a mature 70s sort of wisdom, and often display a very keen eye for the subjects – at a level that got Harry instant attention from a wide variety of audiences. The singer tragically passed away in a car accident in the early 80s, and this package represents the biggest stretch of creativity in his career – presented with a big booklet of notes and images, and the full albums Heads & Tales, Sniper & Other Love Songs, Short Stories, Verities & Balderdash, Portrait Gallery, Greatest Stories Live, On The Road To Kingdom Come, Dance Band On The Titanic, and Living Room Suite. CD

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

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Howard HewettI'm For Real – The Elektra Recordings 1986 to 1992 (4CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 40.99 About October 14, 2022
... CD

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✨✧ MaterialMemory Serves (Elektra) ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Unauthorized", "Square Dance", "Silent Land", "Memory Serves", and "Upriver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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Patrice RushenFeels So Real – The Complete Elektra Recordings 1978 to 1984 (Patrice/Pizzazz/Posh/Straight From The Heart/Now/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CDs ... $26.99 28.99 On October 14, 2022
... CD
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ShoesElektrafied – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1982 (Present Tense/Tongue Twister/Boomerang/rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99
Three classic albums from Shoes, plus bonus tracks, and a full CD worth of rare material too! First up is Present Tense – a power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs are impeccable, and the group do a fantastic job of blending sharper guitars with really great lyricism – a mode that maybe makes the Illinois group a strong precursor for territory that The Replacements wouldn't hit until many years later – and which makes just about every track on the album a precious nugget that just gets better and better with time! Titles include "Now & Then", "Every Girl", "I Don't Wanna Hear It", "Three Times", "In My Arms Again", and "Too Late". On Tongue Twister, Shoes continue the brilliance of their first album for Elektra – serving up the kind of music that was so well-done, so subtle, it was maybe missed by most of the world at the time – even though it's gone onto the status of classic, thanks to legions of fans and critics! Shoes have a way with a tune that's unlike anyone else – maybe that compressed charm of Big Star, but fused into the sharper modes of the power pop years – but without any of the too commercial modes of some of the bigger groups of the time. Instead, the whole thing feels like you've just stumbled upon a brilliant band, playing in a backroom bar – which, unfortunately, is how Shoes spent too much of their career. Titles include "Only In My Sleep", "She Satisfies", "Found A Girl", "Hate To Run", "When It Hits", "Yes Or No", "Your Imagination", and "Girls Of Today". On Boomerang, Shoes maybe look a bit too new wave on the cover, but still sound perfect within – very much in charge of that perfect yet understated approach to a tune that has gone on to make them legends in all the many years since this album was released! The group were never out to change the world, and maybe that held them back at the time – but they were also never trying for big chart success, or too-slick modes – and there's a wonderfully honest, down to earth approach to the songwriting and production that clearly sets the stage for all the bigger late 80s groups that would follow in their wake. Nearly every tune is a completely catchy mofo – and titles include "Curiosity", "In Her Shadow", "Double Talk", "The Summer Rain", "Under The Gun", "The Tube", and "What Love Means". 4CD set features a huge amount of bonus material – 8 track demo versions of all three albums, added to their discs – and a bonus CD of 18 more rare tracks – all in a box, with a big booklet of notes! CD

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Stalk Forrest GroupSt Cecelia – The Elektra Recordings ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A treasure trove of unreleased material from the Stalk Forrest Group – one full album, other bonus tracks, and their only ever single – all compiled together in a sweet set that documents the pre-history of Blue Oyster Cult! These guys aren't as sinister as in their BOC years, but definitely have a great way with a guitar line – spinning things out in a sweet, compressed mode that really brings a tightness to the tunes – yet still respects some of the rootsier undercurrents. Vocals have a bit more twang than later, but in a catchy late 60s way – and the original songs on the album – mostly by Richard Meltzer and Allen Lanier – are all pretty great. Titles include "What Is Quicksand", "Gil Blanco County", "Donovan's Monkey", "Ragamuffin Dumplin", "St Cecilia", "Arthur Comics", and "Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors" – plus some demo and original versions too, some from the time the group was named Oxaca. CD

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StarpointObject Of My Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983 to 1990 (6CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $39.99 44.99 About November 20, 2022
... CD

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Grover Washington JrIn The Name Of Love – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1984 (Paradise/Winelight/Come Morning/Best Is Yet To Come/Inside Moves/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com/Elektra (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99 51.99
A great run of music from Grover Washington Jr – five full albums, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Paradise – one of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier years, to a level of ultimate economy that really leaves us breathless. Grover hits a rarified level here that we'd only reserve for a small few – like Steely Dan or The Crusaders, both groups who teeter on the same brink, and make it work perfectly. Titles include "Asia's Theme", "Tell Me About It Now", "Feel It Comin", "Icey", and "The Answer In Your Eyes". Winelight is a smooth smooth classic from Grover Washington Jr – a set that has a classy image on the cover, and a classic groove within – a completely sublime blend of jazz, soul, and funk, all given the sort of masterful finish that you might have found on the best records by The Crusaders at the time! The difference, though, is that Washington's the lead soloist throughout – crafting some especially nice lines on his trademark soprano sax – which he used in ways that made him one of the most important mainstream jazz artists of his time – and one of the few to really open the doors of the music to folks who might not have been listening otherwise. Grover's sense of space and timing is wonderful throughout – and titles include the classic debut with Bill Withers on "Just The Two Of Us" –plus "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". On Come Morning, Grover Washington blows over some great arrangements from William Eaton – full, but lean too – and with the same sort of slinky groove that always worked best for Grover back at Kudu Records! The sound is tight, but never too slick – that magically soulful approach that always made Grover a real standout from his contemporaries – one of the few cats who could smooth out jazz without ever losing its soul – thanks to lots of well-crafted lead lines on soprano sax! Titles include "East River Drive", "Jamming", "Little Black Samba", "Be Mine", and "Reaching Out". Best Is Yet To Come is a set that strongly continues the special spirit that Grover Washington brought to his music during the Elektra Records years – as one of the few artists who really found a way to move forward from the style of 70s jazz funk, but not fall into some of the smoother jazz cliches that were about to envelop his contemporaries! Part of the strength of the record lies in Grover's strongly soul-based sense of timing – allowing for just the right amount of space between the notes to remind you that you're listening to a jazz soloist first and foremost, even when a guest like Patti Labelle might step in for a bit of vocals. Titles include "Brazilian Memories", "Mixty Motions", "Can You Dig It", "I'll Be With You", "Things Are Getting Better", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Inside Moves has Washington soaring to the skies on soprano sax – as expressive a voice on the record as any soul singer might be – and maybe even more so on the few spots that do include vocals. Jon Lucien sings a bit on the record – and if you read these pages, you know how much we love him – but Grover's still the giant here, with a sense of timing and phrasing that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match in a setting like this. Titles include "Jet Stream", "Sassy Stew", "Dawn Song", "Inside Moves", "Watching You Watching Me", and "Secret Stew". 5CD set features 19 more bonus tracks – all the single edits of songs from the albums! CD

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✨✧ Shirley MurdockAs We Lay – The Elektra Recordings 1985 to 1991 (Shirley Murdock/Woman's Point Of View/Let There Be Love/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of classic albums – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is the self-titled Shirley Murdock – the breakout album from 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". A Woman's Point Of View is a rock-solid set from Shirley Murdock – the kind of material that really helped her define a new role for female soul in the 80s – mature, but down to earth – confident, yet easygoing enough to not seem to fall into cliched poppy roles either! Part of the strength comes from Shirley's continued relationship with Roger Troutman – whose production here draws on both the upbeat and mellow styles he was crafting in his own work – giving the album a sense of cohesion that's very different than some of the multi-producer sets that other singers had at the time. Titles include "Husband", "Found My Way", "If I Know", "I Still Love You", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "Oh What A Feeling", and "A Woman's Point Of View". For Let There Be Love, Shirley Murdock's looking a bit more contemplative on the cover than on previous albums – and that image really sets the tone for the record – which has a nicely maturing sense of songcraft that really makes the most of Murdock's wonderful vocal range! There's definitely a few groovers on the record, but those are balanced with some of the more personal, intimate material that made Shirley such a great force in R&B after the big wave of quiet storm singers in the decade before. Titles include "In Your Eyes", "Save The Children", "Everywhere", "Say It Mean It", "Let There Be Love", "Stay With Me Tonight", and "The Last Hurrah". 3CD set features 10 bonus tracks – including "You Brought The Sunshine", "Oh What A Feeling (ext)", "Husband (single)", "Tribute (ext)", "No More (ext)", "Be Free (sexy sax thang mix)", "Go On Without You (voc ext mix)", "Truth Or Dare (European mix)", and "As We Lay (midnight mix)". CD

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✨✧ StraussScenes From Elektra Op 58 & Salome Op 54 – Inge Borkh/Paul Schoeffler/Frances Yeend/Fritz Reiner/Chicago Lyric Theatre Chorus/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(2005 hybrid SACD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Paul Butterfield Blues BandOriginal Lost Elektra Sessions (3LP set – with bonus tracks) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Elektra, Mid 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Legendary lost work from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band – a set that's mostly comprised of early sessions the group did for Elektra Records – but which were scrapped at the time, before the group moved on to record their actual first album! The lineup here is already that which would propel the group onto further genre-busting fame – with plenty of great guitar from the young Elvin Bishop, and the great Mike Bloomfield on piano, organ, and additional guitar – grounded by the work of Jerome Arnold on bass and Sam Lay on drums. There's way more material on here than just a single album – and titles include "Lovin Cup", "Rock Me", "Our Love Is Drifting", "Ain't No Need To Go No Further", "Spoonful", "That's Alright", "Poor Boy", "Nut Popper #1", "Just To Be With You", "Hate To See You Go", and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright". PLUS, this 3LP version features 3 more sides of unreleased material – tracks that appear here for the first time ever, and which were not on the previous CD release. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – with lots of bonus tracks!)
 
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David AcklesSubway To The Country ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Roy AcuffRoy Acuff Sings Hank Williams For The First Time ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s white label promo. Cover has some aging and a small sticker spot.)

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John AdamsHoodoo Zephyr ... CD
Elektra, 1992/1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Yolanda AdamsOpen My Heart (pound boys radio edit, pound boys dub, pound boys vocal version) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 2000. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Mose AllisonMiddle Class White Boy ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light surface wear, and small spots of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerRapture ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $5.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new sound. The production has a few touches that date the record a bit, but there's a timelessness to the set that was apparent to listeners the moment it was released. Titles include "Mystery", "No One In The World", "Sweet Love", "You Bring Me Joy", and "Caught Up In The Rapture". CD

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Anita BakerRhythm Of Love ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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BB & Q BandGenie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
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". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "Dreamer (no 1 rmx)", "Main Attraction (finest rmx)", "Dreamer (Shep's dream version)", "Riccochet (Ben Liebrand mix)", and "Dreamer (Shep Pettibone long voc version)". CD

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Beats InternationalLet Them Eat Bingo ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $1.99
A big one for Norman Cook – caught here in his post-Housemartins, pre-Fatboy Slim years – working here in a playful blend of beats and samples that really point the way towards his later chart fame to come! The tracks here have a simple elegance that might have sounded dated a few years after release, but which is now finally beginning to win us over again – a really basic use of musical elements to construct a beat-heavy tune – one that's decidedly poppy, given all the hooks and vocals in the album, but which is also kind of refreshing to hear these days, considering all the wrong directions such efforts took in later years! The straightforward Cook remix approach is in full effect here – with one key idea hung on each tune – but it's also an approach that works well when not to much is expected of it, as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dance To The Drummer's Beat", "Dub Be Good To Me", "Burundi Blues", "Blame It On The Bassline", "Tribute To King Tubby", and "Babies Makin Babies". CD

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BjorkMusic From Drawing Restraint 9 (DualDisc) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, 2005. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Ruben Blades Y Seis Del SolarEscenas ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". CD

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Bobby BraddockHardpore Cornography ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Billy BraggWilliam Bloke ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Sealed with a promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Brand NubianOne For All ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $6.99
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them together that set a whole new standard for a generation – but Brand Nubian also found a way to take some of the energy of the Native Tongues' freshness, and turn it towards more serious themes – but all without the heavy-handedness that made some of their contemporaries date quickly. Hats off to Grand Puba, Sadat X, and Lord Jamar for such a great job right from the start – on titles that include "All For One", "Slow Down", "Drop The Bomb", "Concerto In X Minor", and 2 mixes of "Wake Up" (Stimulated Dummies mix and the penultimate reprise) – plus "Who Can Get Busy Like This Man", "Ragtime", "To The Right", "Dance To My Ministry", "Step To The Rear", "Try To Do Me", and "Dedication". CD
(Out of print.)

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BreadBaby I'm A Want You ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A soft rock masterpiece from Bread – the kind of standard-setting album that made them one of the real giants of pop music at the start of the 70s! The title cut here is a perennial favorite that's had a surprisingly long run over the years – a heartfelt ode to male desire – balanced out here by some equally well-crafted tunes by David Gates and the rest of the group. Gates trades lead vocals with James Griffin from track to track – and as usual, the real charms of the group come when the pair are harmonizing together – set to these really lovely arrangements that definitely bring the soft into soft rock. Larry Knechtel adds in a few of the stronger studio instrumental touches – and titles include "Baby I'm A Want You", "Mother Freedom", "This Isn't What The Government", "Dream Lady", "Games Of Magic", and "Everything I Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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BreadBaby I'm A-Want You/Guitar Man ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A pair of classics from Bread – both pulled from a stretch that was a mighty big time for the group! First up is Baby I'm A Want You – a soft rock masterpiece from Bread – the kind of standard-setting album that made them one of the real giants of pop music at the start of the 70s! The title cut here is a perennial favorite that's had a surprisingly long run over the years – a heartfelt ode to male desire – balanced out here by some equally well-crafted tunes by David Gates and the rest of the group. Gates trades lead vocals with James Griffin from track to track – and as usual, the real charms of the group come when the pair are harmonizing together – set to these really lovely arrangements that definitely bring the soft into soft rock. Larry Knechtel adds in a few of the stronger studio instrumental touches – and titles include "Baby I'm A Want You", "Mother Freedom", "This Isn't What The Government", "Dream Lady", "Games Of Magic", and "Everything I Own". On the cover of Guitar Man, Bread have a somewhat fuzzy look – but that approach is a perfect indication of the warmer, softer sound that makes Bread such soft rock giants from the time! Case in point is the beautiful "Guitar Man" title track of the set – a record that definitely has some nice guitar lines, but all a bit back in the mix, so that the warm lead vocals drift in amidst these easygoing arrangements that fit perfectly with the groove – as do most of the other elements in the set – furthering the genius arranger/producer talents of the mighty David Gates! Other titles include "Make It By Yourself", "Picture In Your Mind", "Don't Tell Me No", "Didn't Even Know Her Name", "Welcome To The Music", and "Fancy Dancer". CD

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BreadBread/On The Waters ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Two early albums from Bread – back to back on a single CD! First up is the landmark first album by Bread – a set that came from the hipper depths of the Elektra Records label at the time, and which helped set the scene for so may 70s copycat acts to come! Here, the young David Gates is working in a style that's post-folk, with some of the same Sunshine Pop-era harmonies as some of his contemporaries – nicely blending his voice with James Griffin of the group, in a way that really forges past some of the more familiar modes that harmony vocals were hitting just a few years before – the same sort of extrapolations that were being explored at the time by The Carpenters or Crosby Stills & Nash – even though fans of the latter would kill us for such a comparison! Titles include "Dismal Day", "Move Over", "Family Doctor", "Could I", "Any Way You Want Me", and "Friends & Lovers". On The Waters is the second classic album from Bread – a set that has the group expanding to a quartet, and the mighty David Gates moving into an even greater role as a musical visionary for the 70s! Sure, these guys weren't about to storm the stage of Woodstock with music like this – but they are crafting some pretty wonderful harmonies for the time – music that marks a similar shift away from simpler 60s modes as the work of groups like CS&N or America – deeper, more mature, and able to bring in a more personal level of expression that harmony groups could only have dreamed of the decade before! Production is impeccable – almost in the same sublime soft rock territory as A&M at the time – and titles include the huge hit "Make It With You", plus "Easy Love", "Been Too Long On The Road", "Look What You've Done", "The Other Side Of Life", and "Call On Me". CD

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BreadManna/Lost Without Your Love ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1971/1976. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Soft rock classics back to back – two full albums from Bread on a single CD! First up is Manna – a record that seems to have Bread picking up a bit more force than previous albums – coming on with a few vocal tracks that maybe seem to answer their growing soft rock status with a bit less emphasis on the "soft"! Yet that core Bread charm is still very much in place here – perfect David Gates arrangement and production, with all the sorts of mellow 70s touches that would be such a huge influence on so many others in years to come! One of the biggest illustrations of this is the mega-hit "If" – one of Gates' real classics, and done here with softly crooning vocals next to some slightly spaced-out guitar that gives the whole thing a surprisingly moody vibe. Other cuts include "Live In Your Love", "Let Your Love Go", "Be Kind To Me", "He's A Good Lad", "She Was My Lady", and "Truckin" – the last of which is not the Grateful Dead song. Lost Without Your Love is the last album in the legendary 70s run of Bread – and a set that was a bit of a comeback, given that the group had briefly disbanded before it was recorded! Yet as before, the mighty David Gates is still at the helm of the ship – penning loads of great songs alongside James Griffin, the group's other vocalist and songwriter – and giving the whole thing his classic touch in the studio, in ways that show a bit of an ear for some of the changes that were taking place in adult contemporary music in the years since the group had been started – maybe a bit more subtle drama, and a few less folksy elements than before. All the best Bread elements are still very strongly in place – and titles include "Change Of Heart", "Hooked On You", "She's The Only One", "Lost Without Your Love", "Fly Away", "Belonging", "The Chosen One", "Hold Tight", and "Today's The First Day". CD

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Dee Dee BridgewaterBad For Me/Back Of Your Mind ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A tightly stepping little number from Dee Dee Bridgewater – the soulful title track to her album of the same name, remixed here with a bit more flair by Larry Levan! The tune skips along at a really upbeat little pace – not really club, and with more of a boogie flavor overall – and it's backed by a mellower number with some jazzy George Duke production! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Elektra/Asylum sleeve. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Tim BuckleyGoodbye & Hello (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99 38.99
Easily one of our favorite albums by Tim Buckley – and a record that really opens up with some key jazzy touches! Buckley's still got his roots in folk here, and his vocals are yet to hit the extremes of Starsailor or Lorca – but there's also a new sense of inflection to the way he puts over the lyrics, shaded in by use of vibes, kalimba, harmonium, and harpsichord – the latter two of which are played on the session by Don Randi! Tracks are relatively short, but high in concept – and include the protest song "No Man Can Find The War", plus "Hallucinations", "Phantasmagoria In Two", "Carnival Song", "Pleasant Street", "Morning Glory", and "Goodbye & Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Invidually numbered limited edition of 1500 – on heavyweight translucent yellow vinyl!)

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Butterfield Blues BandResurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 light wear and aging.)

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Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYCLove Byrd ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A sweet funky 80s set from trumpeter Donald Byrd – a record done after his 70s run at Blue Note with producer Larry Mizell, but in a groove that's equally great in its own sort of way! Isaac Hayes is the producer on the set, and also plays a lot of Fender Rhodes, plus piano, vibes, and percussion – in a sharp combo that has a mighty nice groove, and more keyboards from Chip Crawford too! There's some vocals on the record at times – thanks to the 125th Street group – and the whole thing has that same blend of soul, jazz, and funk as Donald's 70s records – but in an updated 80s mode. Tracks include the great mellow "I Love Your Love", plus "I Feel Like Loving You Today", "Butterfly", "Love Has Come Around", "Falling", and "I'll Always Love You". CD

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Stan CampbellStan Campbell ... CD
Elektra, 1987. Used ... $2.99 4.99
... CD

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✨✧ CarsCandy-O ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Titles include "Let's Go", "Candy O", "Night Spots", "You Can't Hold On Too Long", "Got A Lot On My Head", "It's All I Can Do", "Dangerous Type" and "Since I Held You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing in a no title cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has very light aging along the opening, but is in great shape overall.)

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CarsCars Greatest Hits ... LP
Elektra, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ CarsHeartbeat City ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Six (!) singles came from this album, "You Might Think", "Magic", "Drive", "Hello Again", "Why Can't I Have You", & "Heartbeat City". Produced by Robert John 'Mutt' Lange. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CarsPanorama ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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CarsShake It Up ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A well-remembered classic from The Cars – one of those records that had the group finding a perfect way to tap into new wave energy from the underground, yet somehow manage to score some major hits at a time when American radio was still pretty shy of so many new sounds! This set still has the group pretty close to their Boston roots – commercial, but never too polished – and in addition to the title hit "Shake It Up", other tracks include "Think It Over", "Since You're Gone", "I'm Not The One", "Victim Of Love", "This Could Be Love", and "A Dream Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterEtudes ... CD
Elektra/Discovery, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A warmly acoustic set from Ron Carter – an early 80s album for Elektra that continues the great run of work as a leader he first began in the 70s! The format here is quite laidback and unassuming – a piano-less group that has Ron's work on bass right out front in the mix – supported with drums from Tony Williams, who certainly shows off his freer roots, but with that "back to the inside" quality that made some of his work from the time so compelling. Saxophonist Bill Evans punctuates some of the tunes with a nice sense of sharpness, and Art Farmer's flugelhorn completes the quartet with a warmly searching sort of feel. Titles include "Rufus", "Echoes", "Doctor's Row", "Last Resort", and "Bottoms Up". (CD lists Bill Evans on piano – but that's not the case, as the famous pianist had died by the point of this session.) CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry ChapinHeads & Tales ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the standard gatefold cover, with light wear, small sticker upper right corner.)

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Harry ChapinLiving Room Suite ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99 3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Harry ChapinVerities & Balderdash ... LP
Elektra, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $99.99
Right out of the subways and into the top 40! Titles include "Fast Car", "Mountains O Things", "She's Got Her Ticket", "Why", "For My Lover", "Behind The Wall", and "Talkin Bout A Revolution". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo! Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, hype sticker, promo stamp.)

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Judy Collins#3 ... LP
Elektra, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s red label big E pressing.)

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Larry Coryell & Philip CatherineTwin House ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Compelling duets between guitarists Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – a studio album recorded in London, hot on the heels of their performance together at the Berliner Jazztage! Although known for their electric musings at the time, both players work here mostly in an acoustic mode – creating beautifully intimate interplay without any other instrumentation at all – in ways that are mostly jazzy, but which also echo the evolution of the guitar during the decade in other genres as well. Titles include "Ms Julie", "Home Comings", "Airpower", "Twin House", "Mortgage On Your Soul", and "Gloryell". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some staining and waviness on the bottom seam, but looks great otherwise.)

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DoorsAbsolutely Live! ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An incredible record – with a great performance, and the ultra-creepy long version of "Celebration Of The Lizard"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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DoorsBest Of Doors ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Sealed with a cutout mark through the slipcover barcode.)

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DoorsCollection (Doors/Strange Days/Waiting For The Sun/Soft Parade/Morrison Hotel/LA Woman) (6CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 6CD ... $19.99
... CD

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DoorsComplete Studio Recordings (7CD box set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 7 CDs ... $44.99
Albums include "The Doors", "Strange Days", "Waiting For The Sun", "The Soft Parade", "Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe", "LA Woman" and the bonus disc "Essential Rarities, The Best Of The '97 Box Set". CD
(Out of print – and in great shape!)

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✨✧ DoorsDoors ... LP
Elektra, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The classic – with "Break On Through", "Soul Kitchen", "Crystal Ship", "Light My Fire", "Back Door Man", and "The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s gold label big E stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, a name in pen in front, and some notes in back. Labels have a name in pen.)

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DoorsDoors (4CD box set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 4CD/Book ... $22.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DoorsLA Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
Maybe one of our favorite Doors records of all time – if only for the long Fender Rhodes solo by Ray Manzarek on the album's final track, "Riders On The Storm"! Yet the whole album is pretty darn great, too – the last to feature Jim Morrison, who would leave the planet shortly after the album was released! There's a looser, more mature feel to the whole record – still lots of the territory the group had explored on previous albums, but also maybe more relaxed in the studio – knowing when to go for a hook when needed, but also letting some of the tunes really find themselves too. Titles include the hits "Riders On The Storm", "LA Woman", and "Love Her Madly" – plus "The Changeling", "Been Down So Long", "Cars Hiss By My Window", "The WASP", "L'America", and "Hyacinth House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 1971 stereo mix remastered on heavyweight vinyl – in a cool die-cut sleeve with yellow see-through image, just like the firs tpressing!)

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DoorsLight My Fire/Crystal Ship (Japanese version) ... 7-inch
Elektra, 1967. Sealed (pic cover)... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(2017 EU reissue. Shrinkwrap is sliced over the barcode, where marker was applied to the cover.)

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DoorsMorrison Hotel ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
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
(Red label stereo big "E" pressing. Cover has light edge wear, but is nice overall.)

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DoorsSoft Parade ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Titles include "Tell All The People", "Touch Me", "Shaman's Blues", "Easy Ride", "Wild Child", "Do It", and "Wishful Sinful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s butterfly label pressing with SP suffix. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DoorsWeird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A seminal collection of some of the group's best! LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George DukeGeorge Duke (1986) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real move forward for the George Duke keyboard sound of the 80s – and a set that has George using a fair bit of synclavier and linn drums in the mix! Things are almost even more electric than before – and that's saying a lot for Duke – with almost no acoustic instrumentation at all, save for some slight piano – and heavy electronics that not only touch the programmed rhythms, but also process some of the vocals as well! Duke's still very much in fine form, though – and his experience with generations of fusion assure that his efforts in this area are still much stronger than most, even on some of the more hook-heavy tunes in the set. There's a bit less lead vocals than before, and titles include "King For A Day", "Broken Glass", "Good Friend", "So Mean To Me", "I Can Make It Better", "African Violet", and "Stand With Your Man". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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EaglesLong Run ... CD
Asylum/Elektra, 1979. Used ... $2.99
Includes the classic title hit "Long Run" – plus "The Sad Cafe", "Heartache Tonight", "Those Shoes", "Teenage Jail", "King Of Hollywood", and "The Disco Strangler". CD
(Out of print.)

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EaglesLong Run ... LP
Asylum/Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the classic title hit "Long Run" – plus "The Sad Cafe", "Heartache Tonight", "Those Shoes", "Teenage Jail", "King Of Hollywood", and "The Disco Strangler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Long Run ... CD 2.99

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Earth OperaGreat American Eagle Tragedy ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
Excellent work by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – the incredible Earth Opera, a group that tied together many styles into a rich and unique sound! The album came out of the crumbling Boston scene of the late 60s – showing echoes of that city's optimistic folk scene of the earlier part of the decade, sliding into the more introspective musings of the singer/songwriter era. The group was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Peter Rowan, but also featured quite a bit of support from a young David Grisman – playing here on mandolin, piano, and a bit of alto sax. The tracks are folksy, but with lots of jazzy undercurrents – almost in a Tim Buckley mode at times, but with themes that are farther reaching, and often more political. The album's an obvious testament to the downfall of the US – surprisingly resonant in recent years – and features titles that include "Roast Beef Love", "The American Eagle Tragedy", "Home To You", "Alfie Finney", and "All Winter Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label big E stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition One (Blue Note pressing) ... CD
Elektra/Blue Note, 1979. Used ... $2.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this first volume include "Quiet Now", "My Romance", "Noelle's Theme", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Up With The Lark". CD
(2001 pressing.)

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Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition Two ... CD
Blue Note/Elektra, 1979. Used ... $9.99 11.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this second volume include "Nardis", "Laurie", "34 Skidoo", "Letter To Evan", and "Gary's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ FabolousCan't Deny It (amended main version, main version, inst, acapella, amended radio edit) ... 12-inch
Desert Storm/Elektra, 2001. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring Nate Dogg. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
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". CD

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Five SpecialTrak'n ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A groovy little move for Five Special – a set that still has the best funkier touches of their previous album, but which also brings in some more electro elements as well! There's a wicked groove on the guitar here – at least on the more upbeat tracks – kind of a riffing edge that sets the tunes moving nicely, and which is underscored by some heavy basslines and keyboard bits too. Mellower cuts have a warmer feel, but one that's mighty nice too – that sweet balance that only a few groups of the era could pull off well – which makes for a nicely rounded album overall. Titles include "Your Body Heat", "You Can Do It", "Spread Love", "Just A Feeling", "Sexy Lady", "Now & Then", and "Love A Thon". CD

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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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Dexter GordonAmerican Classic ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual later set from the great Dexter Gordon – and a record that features the surprising addition of Hammond organ! Shirley Scott's on the record with Dex, and plays organ on half the cuts (Kirk Lightsey handles piano on the others) – bringing a soulful depth to the record which then seems to inspire Gordon to move into the sort of territory we might have expected from Stanley Turrentine back in the 60s! Grover Washington's on the record, blowing soprano sax on a few cuts with Scott – and reminding us of his deeper soul jazz roots – and other players include David Eubanks on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Skylark", "Sticky Wicket", and "For Soul Sister" – plus an interview with Dex! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring wear.)

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GoreckiSymphony No 3 Op 36 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) – Dawn Upshaw/David Zinman/London Sinfonietta ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonNomad ... CD
Elektra/Collectables, 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Emmylou HarrisWrecking Ball ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... $3.99
One of Emmylou Harris's best loved albums, and for good reason – it's a major departure from the some of the more straightforward, if neo classic country of her late 80s and earlier 90s work, taking on a more atmospheric sound with producer Daniel Lanois. Lanois deserves credit for inspiring a new direction for Emmylou, but Wrecking Ball is her show – and of all the folk, country and roots-oriented artists Lanois worked with over the years, Harris is the one with a voice big enough fill the atmosphere, and intimate enough to pull it back down to earth. Includes "Where Will I Be", "Goodbye", "All My Tears", "Wrecking Ball", "Goin' Back To Harlan", "Blackhawk", "Orphan Girl", "May This Be Love" and "Waltz Across Texas". CD
(Still sealed. Gold promo stamp on booklet.)

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Mike HeronSmiling Men With Bad Reputations ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
With John Cale! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, tiny split on top, light edge wear.)

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Wayne HorvitzThis New Generation ... LP
Elektra, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Chris Brown on gazamba and wing, Bill Frisell on guitar, Dave Hofstra on electric bass and tuba, Joey Peters on electronic drms, Bobby Previte on drum programming, Elliott Sharp on guitars and bass, Doug Wieselman on clarinet, tenor sax, and rhythm guitar, Jim Mussen on emulator drums, and Nica on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and promo stamp.)

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Wayne Horvitz & The PresidentMiracle Mile ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $7.99
Features Bill Frisell and Elliott Sharp on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Incredible String BandHangman's Beautiful Daughter (UK cover) ... LP
Elektra (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... $74.99
The Incredible String Band are paired down to the core duo of Mike Heron & Robin Williamson for their third and possibly best album – the truly incredible Hangman's Beautiful Daughter – using the studio as a most impressive adjunct member of the group at this point! This is an extremely talented pair – each playing myriad instruments – sitar, organ, guitar, hammer dulcimer, harpsichord, gimbri, whistle, pipe, oud, mandolin, mouth harps and more. Previous vocal collaborator Licorice sings on one song, and Dolly Collins and David Snell contribute flute organ, piano and harp – but the main duos incredible way of layering their magic with multitracking in the studio the real masterstroke of the effort. Titles include "Koeoaddi There", "Witch's Hat", "The Water Song", "Swift As The Wind", "Nightfall", "Waltz Of The New Moon", "Three Is A Green Crown" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red label pressing with A1/B1 matrix. Includes the insert. Glossy cover has light surface wear & aging.)

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Joeski LovePee-Wee's Dance (voc, acapella beat, inst) ... 12-inch
Vintertainment/Elektra, 1986. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Elektra sleeve. Labels have name in pen.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetSalome Dances For Peace – Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LeadbellyLibrary Of Congress Recordings (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Elektra, 1940s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has light wear. Vinyl is very clean, but has a mark that clicks on "Hindenburg Diaster" and "Turn Yo Radio On".)

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✨✧ Huey Lewis & The NewsTime Flies – The Best of Huey Lewis & The News ... CD
Elektra, 1980s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lord Have MercyWicked Ways (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. A-side has a beat sticker in the deadwax.)

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✨✧ LoveForever Changes (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Elektra, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 27.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 45th anniversary pressing – cut from the original analog album master.)
Also available Forever Changes (expanded & remastered) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ LoveForever Changes (expanded & remastered) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, 1967. Used ... $9.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time – and it's made even better through the addition of a bunch of previously unissued tracks! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". CD version also includes "Hummingbirds (demo)", "Laughing Stock", "Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (outtake)", "Your Mind & We Belong Together", and alternate mixes of tracks on the LP. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Forever Changes (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Lovin Spoonful, Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, etcWhat's Shakin ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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
(Early 00s 180 gram Sundazed reissue.)

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Lucifer's FriendGood Time Warrior ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Lonnie MackWhatever's Right ... LP
Elektra, Early 70s. Sealed ... $9.99 14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Shrinkwrap has some light wear. Cover has a cut corner, and light wear on all corners.)

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MC5Kick Out the Jams ... CD
Elektra, 1969. Used ... $6.99
Forget The Stooges, forget Alice Cooper, forget the White Stripes, and maybe even forget Funkadelic – because this landmark album is one that really put the ferocity of the Detroit scene on the map – rising up the city's legacy of raw sounds next to their better-known soul and pop of the 60s – and forever putting MC5 on the great rock and roll map! The group had been honing their craft in the city for a few years before this set – and it was the genius of Elektra Records to capture them live at the city's Grande Ballroom, and not in the studio – which is part of the intensity of the record's charm, especially on the sometimes-edited bit of profanity. Titles include the seminal "Kick Out The Jams", plus "Come Together", "Rocket Reducer No 62", "Borderline", "Motor City Is Burning", "I Want You Right Now", and "Starship". CD

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Sergio MendesBrasileiro ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Cover & traycard have a cutout hole.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The title says "88", but the album's from 1978 – and it's one of Sergio's great sets from the 70s that mixes older Brazilian roots with sweeter American soul! The sound is really wonderful – almost more LA than Rio, but still with plenty of Brazilian elements filtered into the mix – not just in the choice of tunes, which is great, but in the freer, looser jazz styles employed with the vocals. Sergio plays some especially wonderful keyboards on the album – further enforcing a sense of jazzy warmth – and vocals are mostly by the team of Carol Rogers and Marietta Waters, singing together in that twin-female approach that Mendes used often over the years, but also with Waters stepping out solo a bit too. Musicians include both American jazz talents like Bud Shank and Frank Rosolino – plus Brazilian artists who include Nana Vasconcelos and Nelson Angelo. Titles include a great version of "Waters of March (aka Agua De Marco)" – done at a fast clip, with English lyrics, and a very nice groove that makes the cut a real dancefloor groover – and other tracks include "Bridges", "Misturada", "That's Enough For Me", "One More Lie", "Life Goes On", and "Tiro Cruzado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ MetallicaMaster Of Puppets ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $5.99
An unimpeachable metal masterpiece! Master Of Puppets is one of the rare cases when the critical and popular consensuses match right up and are both right on the money – there's just no arguing against this being considered one of the greatest, most influential, and surprisingly timeless metal albums of all time – and it built that reputation organically, fan by fan, without radio or music videos to hype it. All the more impressive for the few disarmingly quiet moments and borderline pretty instrumental passages before the heaviness comes walloping back in, this one is for the ages. All classic songs on this one: "Battery", "Master Of Puppets", "The Thing That Should Not Be", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Disposable Heroes", "Leper Messiah", "Orion" and "Damage, Inc.". CD

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Joni MitchellCourt & Spark ... LP
Elektra/Asylum, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $13.99
A key record in the second chapter of Joni Mitchell on record – a set that has both her vocals and her overall music style flowing with all these amazing touches you might not have heard a few years before – jazzier currents in her music that really set the album apart from earlier work in Joni's career! Mitchell responds to the music with soaring vocals that are completely wonderful, and nicely changed up in character from tune to tune – given backing by a host of great jazz and studio players who include Tom Scott on reeds and Joe Sample on keyboards! Titles include her classic version of "Twisted" – a redone version of the old Annie Ross track – plus the classic hit "Help Me", and "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed gatefold cover, with surface & edge wear, smudge spots.)

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MobyThat's When I Reach For My Revolver (moby's mix, psychotic ve-gun mix edit vocal dub, mix 1 edit, rollo & sister bliss vocal mix) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1997. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Jim Morrison & The DoorsAmerican Prayer ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Includes booklet. Cover has light wear and light aging.)

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Phil OchsAll The News That's Fit To Sing ... LP
Elektra, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The incredible debut of Phil Ochs – easily one of the most powerful folk albums of the 60s, and a set that wears its politics on its sleeve like few other records! In an era when many folkies worked a social agenda with sly jokes and twee metaphors, Ochs went straight for the jugular and took his topics head on – singing directly about the topics with a voice nearly shaking in anger, and working here with jagged guitar accompaniment that only further underscores the mood of the tunes. There's a rawness here that beats even Dylan's most political moments from the early albums, and the simple brilliance of the set makes it as powerful today as it was upon its release over 40 years ago. Titles include "Talking Vietnam", "One More Parade", "Automation Song", "Talking Cuban Crisis", "What's That I Hear", "Bound For Glory", "The Bells", and "Ballad Of William Worthy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Phil OchsThere But For Fortune ... CD
Elektra, Mid 60s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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OysterheadGrand Pecking Order ... CD
Elektra, 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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