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EmbryoOpal (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 39.99
One of the great space rock records of the 70s – the sublime debut from Embryo – a group who were a lot more unique than most of their contemporaries! Embryo's almost more of a jazz fusion combo than a progressive rock one – and some of their later efforts have them working with key jazz figures on the European scene, in a mode that's definitely pretty far-reaching overall. This record's maybe a bit more down to earth, with slightly shorter songs and more focus on fuzzy guitars – yet the overall approach still points to the skies with a really well-fused sort of energy, and this strong sense of imagination that really packs a lot into a small amount of space. Titles include "Opal", "You Don't Know What's Happening", "Revolution", "Glockenspiel", "Got No Time", "Call", "End Of Soul", "People From Out Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EmbryoAuf Auf ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99 Out Of Stock
The first album in many years from German jazz legends Embryo – and a set that hardly has them missing a beat at all from their famous work of the 70s! Part of the strength of the record might be its placement on Madlib's record label – but from the notes, it seems that all the credit is due to the group themselves – still doing a fantastic job of mixing together global elements and long-drawn jazz explorations – served up here on Fender Rhodes, vibes, guitar, saxes, flute, and plenty of percussion – sometimes with a bit of vocals, but usually in a way that's more chanted or instrument-like – which only seems to further the global explorations in the music! A stunning addition to their legendary catalog – with titles that include "Baran", "Januar", "Alphorn Prayer", "Besh", and "Yu Mala". CD

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✨✧ EmbryoLa Blama Sparozzi ... LP
Schneeball (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure albums from Embryo – a set recorded after their prog jazz classics of the 70s, and which still shows the group nicely pointing their music forward! There's maybe more avant rock elements in the mix than before, but still plenty of jazzy moments, and a nice use of instrumentation from around the globe – as they did in the past – and the whole thing comes across with some of the unusual criss-crossing of European and African elements you might find in the work of Aksak Maboul at the same time! Tracks are of varying lengths, with varying instrumentation, and the double-length record features material recorded over the course of a few different years – with titles that include "Egypt Straat", "Wasserrader", "Pia Pia", "Nigeria Karnataka", "Evas Zimmer", "La Blama Sparozzi", "Xingu", and "Reportage". LP, Vinyl record album
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Brute ForceBrute Force ... LP
Embryo, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
The one and only album by this righteous funky combo from Ohio! Although Brute Force were an American group of the late 60s, they've got a sound that brings in traces of the African rhythms that were bubbling under at the time – similar to some of the best London groups of the post-colonial years, like Cymande, Demon Fuzz, or Asiko. There's often a jagged and jazzy style on the bottom of the grooves, topped with brighter horn flourishes, and combined with a vocal approach that has some slight folksy touches – very hip, progressive, and as righteous as you'd expect from the cover! Sonny Sharrock sits in on some tracks, and the titles include "Some Kind Of Approval", "Doubt", "Ye Le Wa", "Do It Right Now", "The Deacon", and "Monster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in the die-cut gatefold cover! Cover has some light aging and a small cutout mark in a corner – but overall, this is a great copy.)
Also available Brute Force ... CD 10.99

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Lex De AzevedoAgainst A Crooked Sky ... LP
Embryo, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and clear tape on the seams.)

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Chris HillsEverything Is Everything – Comin Outta The Ghetto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Embryo/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Fantastic early work from Chris Hills – an artist you might know most from later work as part of Players Association – but who here is in an equally soulful sort of mode! The guy on the cover might look a bit unlikely as a soul artists – especially given that he's fading away in the photo – but the record's got a rock-solid approach right from the start, very similar to the best of the other funk groups recording for Atlantic at the time! The set is one of the deepest issued on Herbie Mann's Embryo imprint for Atlantic – and although Chris is the main creative talent on vocals, arrangements, and lots of instruments – the set also features strong organ work from Lee Reinoehl, and additional vocals from soul singer Chico Waters. Titles include "Comin Outta The Ghetto", "Sweet Joanne", "Six Of One", "Mean Old Love", "Sure As Shootin", and "Talkin Bout Soul". CD

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Herbie MannMuscle Shoals Nitty Gritty ... LP
Embryo, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Herbie Man gets nitty and gritty at the Muscle Shoals Studios – bringing his funky flute to the southern powerhouse of sound, and hitting some of his most soulful grooves of the time! The approach here is really great – definitely cast in the southern soul mode that was associated with Muscle Shoals, but also done with the looseness of a jazz record – so that the sound's a fair bit different than similar projects coming out of the scene at the time. Most tracks are long and flowing – with lots of sweet electric elements that include vibes from Roy Ayers, guitar from Eddie Hinton, and keyboards from Barry Beckett. Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love slide in on horns – but Herbie's flute is still the main solo element, and it gets plenty of space to stretch out with some great trippy grooves! Titles include Edwin Birdsong's "Can You Dig It?", plus Sonny Sharrock's "Blind Willy", and Herbie's own "Panama Red's Panama Hat" and "Claudia Pie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing with PR suffix, in the original die-cut cover, with light ring wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ William S FischerCircles (grey vinyl pressing) ... LP
Embryo/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.99 Temporarily Out Of Stock
Super-righteous work from William S Fischer – the ultra-hip arranger who was one of the most important forces in the late 60s underground soul jazz scene! Fischer is best known for his work with Eugene McDaniels, Eddie Harris, and Les McCann – almost akin to the sorts of collaborative influence that David Axelrod had with Cannonball Adderley or Lou Rawls, but with a style that was decidedly darker, and trippier. This album's one of the few ever recorded under his own name – originally done for the tripped-out jazz imprint Embryo, and featuring a unique blend of moog, strings, funk, and soul! Billy Cobham plays drums and percussion on the set, Bill Robinson sings on a few numbers, and Walter Sear adds in some extra moog next to Fischer's own work – but the real brilliance comes from the overall concept – funky one minute, laidback and trippy the next, very much in the spirit of some of the righteous crossover funk, soul, and rock recordings coming from McDaniels and Axelrod at the time! Titles include "Patience Is Virtue", "Saigon", "Green Forever", "Chains", "Electrix", "Capsule", and "There's A Light That Shines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – in a die-cut sleeve and on "Black Ice" vinyl!)

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✨✧ Herbie MannPush Push ... LP
Embryo, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99 Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Herbie Mann's biggest albums – and one of his funkiest too! The cover's a bit of an off-putter – although it probably helped sell the record, back in the day – but the grooves are as rock-solid as anything that Herbie cut at the time – tight, focused, and a perfect showcase for his soulful work on flute! Tracks have a groove that's somewhat relaxed – almost a shift from the soul jazz vibe of Mann's earlier Atlantic work into some of the freer modes that were showing up in the CTI generation – and the players on the date include both Duane Allman and Cornell Dupree on guitars, Richard Tee on keyboards, Chuck Rainey on bass, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Bernard Purdie on drums – a player whose work here is definitely a key part of the sound! All tracks are long and slinky funky – and titles include "Push Push", "Spirit In The Dark", "What's Going On", "What'd I Say", and "Never Can Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, in great shape!)

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✨✧ Jim PepperPepper's Pow Wow ... CD
Embryo/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98 Out Of Stock
A strangely beautiful little record – the standout career effort from tenorist Jim Pepper – a Native American player who draws heavily here on his heritage! Although Pepper plays sax on most numbers, he also sings a fair bit too – in kind of a raspy style that alternates from slightly soulful to somewhat chanting – all in a uniquely haunting way that's unlike anything else we can think of! There's a definite jazz core to the record – guitar from Larry Coryell, piano from Tom Grant, and drums from Billy Cobham and Spider Rice – but the sound is often far from standard, given the vocals and Native American influences. Titles include the sublime "Witchitai-To" – Pepper's lasting legacy in music – plus "Newlyweds Song", "Nommie Nommie", "Senecas", "Yon A Ho", "Slow War Dance", and "Drums". CD
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18 Karat GoldAll Bumm ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 24.99
A group that sound more like a 70s funk act from their name – but instead a great overlooked German act, with a sweetly compressed vibe that's different than some of the more familiar prog or psych of the time! The group shares members with Amon Duul II and Embryo, but sounds like neither of those combos – as they almost go for a glammish approach, with catchy lyrics and great production that squeezes the sharp guitars right up alongside the vocals – a lot more in the style of some of the breakout UK groups than most German material. There's a few more freewheeling moments, but even those cuts are short and compact – and the English language lyrics at points really give the set a universal sort of appeal. The record's got some wicked songwriting – of the sort that should have made it huge – and titles include "Flying", "Goldrush", "If My Guru Would Know", "Cool", "Star Infected", "Come On Monday", "Elektrik See Me In Your Dreams", "Dr Stein", and "I Am Just A Man". CD

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VariousDJ Cam & Frederic Beneix Present Wine4Melomanes ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A great set of rare funk and jazz grooves – even if the concept for the album is a bit strange! Frederic Beneix is a wine expert, and had DJ Cam pick rare cuts from the years of a variety of recommended wines – but rather than focus on that aspect of the record, just dive into the music – which is a really great blend of obscure cuts, of the sort that remind us that even though Cam is a performer, he's always been a hell of a record collector with a great ear for music! The track selection is wonderful, and has the kind of genre-stepping, ear-opening vibe of a Gilles Peterson compilation from years back – wonderful cuts that sound even more wonderful together – with titles that include "Ride On" by Frederic Rabold Crew, "Jeux De Regards" by Isabelle Mayereau, "Jungle Jim" by Nemo, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Eric Tagg, "Scott Joplin" by Horace Silver, "Wax Planet" by Mike Nock Underground, "Wind" by Achim Kuck, "Have A Little Faith" by Carmen Lundy, "Sigi Dance" by Siegfried Kessler & Serge Bringolf, "The Sand" by Larry Rose Band, "Samba De Haps" by Stan Kenton, "Knast Funk" by Embryo, and "Calling Up The Rain" by Gustav Brom. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPicnic – A Breath Of Fresh Air ... LP
Harvest/Future Shock (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99 About August 19, 2022
A very cool collection of early work on Harvest Records – with the rare Pink Floyd song "Embryo", plus other great work from Syd Barrett, Third Ear Band, Michael Chapman, Pretty Things, and Kevin Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Attila ZollerGypsy Cry ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1970. Used ... $15.99 Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever by Attila Zoller – an oft-overlooked Hungarian guitar player who only issued a few records here in the US! The record doesn't exactly have a funk sound, but it does have a cool soulful groove – one with an open ended sound that's similar to other titles on Herbie Mann's Embryo subsidiary of Atlantic – a great mix of modes that really lets Attila open up! Herbie Hancock's on electric piano, and Sonny Brown is on drums. The cuts are shortish, with more tightness than Zoller's other albums from the time – and a nice tone that sounds great next to Herbie's keyboards. Includes the titles "Horns", "Wild Wild Wes", "At Twilight", and "Sweet Hustler". CD
(Out of print.)
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Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're joined by psych siren Grace Slick, but it's not just the line-up change that sets it apart. Surrealistic Pillow is a perfect title, as it's comforting and disorienting at the same time. It's also the magical confluence of wildly different spirits – with standout contributions by the entire band. Titles include the seminal "White Rabbit" – plus "Embryonic Journey", "3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds", "DCBA 25", "How Do You Feel", "Today", "She Has Funny Cars", and "Plastic Fantastic Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s black label stereo pressing – LSP 3766. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ SepulturaRoots Of Sepultura (promo) ... CD
Roadrunner, Mid 80s-Mid 90s. Used ... $4.99 Out Of Stock
Includes live versions of "Desperate Cry", and "Refuse/Resist", and "Orgasmatron". Other tracks include "Necromancer", "Dead Embryonic Cells", "Crucificados Pelo Sistema", and "Mass Hypnosis" – 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print promotional release.)

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