Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$




Items/page

Enemy Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 6
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. Used ... $4.99
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the issues that really mattered to the people who were listening – and even after all these years, it's impossible to deny the impact and power of these cuts – many of which deal with issues that still haven't been resolved all these many decades later! Every track is a gem – and titles include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Public Enemy #1", "Rebel Without A Pause", "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Fight The Power", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "911 Is A Joke", "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Can't Truss It", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Hazy Shade Of Criminal", "Shut 'Em Down", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", and "He Got Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl in the US – indie exclusive!)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had back in the day, but very much in keeping with the legacy they inspired – in a lineup that includes Questlove, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Impossebulls, Black Thought, Nas, YG, Run DMC, Mike D, Ad Rock, and even George Clinton! The tunes have plenty of old school PE vibes – and titles include "Go At It", "Rest In Beats", "RIP Blackat", "Grid", "State Of The Union", "Toxic", "Yesterday Man", "Fight The Power Remix 2020", "Beat Them All", and "Smash The Crowd". CD
Also available What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP 24.99

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had back in the day, but very much in keeping with the legacy they inspired – in a lineup that includes Questlove, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Impossebulls, Black Thought, Nas, YG, Run DMC, Mike D, Ad Rock, and even George Clinton! The tunes have plenty of old school PE vibes – and titles include "Go At It", "Rest In Beats", "RIP Blackat", "Grid", "State Of The Union", "Toxic", "Yesterday Man", "Fight The Power Remix 2020", "Beat Them All", and "Smash The Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD 13.99

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's little we can add to canon of critical regard this unimpeachable classic – just know that it's as essential as any hip hop album of the era. Includes "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage" and "Rebel Without A Pause", "Cold Lampin With Flavor", "Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic", "Louder Than A Bomb", "Caught, Can We Get A Witness", "She Watch Channel Zero", "Night Of The Living Baseheads", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Prophets For Right To Fight" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first mind-blowing salvo from the legendary PE! Public Enemy came with that strong, righteous voice in full force from the get-go – and if it's not quite the revolutionary aural experience as the following couple of albums on the production from, it's still pretty damn riveting effort. Hands down one of the best and most original hip hop debuts of the late 80s! Tracks include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Timebomb", "Miuzi Weighs a Ton", "Public Enemy No. 1", "Raise The Roof", "Terminator Ex Speaks With His Hands", "Sophisticated B*tch", and the title cut. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Possible matches: 25
Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dead PrezLets Get Free ... LP
Loud/Get On Down, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
The dawn of millennium classic by Dead Prez – and angry, revolution-minded effort from a period on major label hip hop that sorely lacked such strident players – and if it didn't make any huge waves commercially, that only strengthens its legacy! Sticman & M1 are at the top of their game lyrically, the beats are are exciting to this day, and it all adds up to one of the strongest politically minded hip hop records of its time. Titles include "Wolves", "Hip Hop", "They Schools", "The Pistol", "Discipline", "Enemy Lines", "Mind Sex", "Propaganda", "You'll Find A Way", "Police State", and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela & Africa 70Best Best Of Fela Kuti ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A great place to start with Fela! This 2CD set features the "best best best best" of Fela's classic mid 70s recordings – and it includes a total of 13 cuts, with some of them obviously edited down to shorter takes than the extended ones that appear on the full LPs. With all the Fela material out there on the market these days, this set's a very welcome addition – as it offers up a very strong sampling of some of his best work, and includes many classic titles like "Army Arrangement", "Lady", "Shakara", "Gentleman", "Zombie", "Water No Get Enemy", "No Agreement", "Roforofo Fight", "Coffin For Head Of State", "ODOO", and "Sorrow, Tears, & Blood". 158 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dominic Frontiere/Duane Tatro/Richard Markowitz/Irving Getz/Sidney CutnerQuinn Martin Collection Vol 2 – The Invaders ... CD
La La Land, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A really cool collection of sci-fi soundtrack work – a massive 79 tracks pulled from the short-lived but excellent TV show The Invaders – a striking visual experience that was presented with some equally great music! The whole thing is a great reminder of a time when the TV studios would really go all-out with a program – allowing a top-shelf composer to write a whole new score every week – often with a great sense of variety to fit the changing narrative on a week to week basis, which is definitely the case here! The package features great material from a host of west coast composers, some of them from the jazz world too – and CD1 features three full scores by Dominic Frontiere, who also wrote the main theme – for the episodes "The Mutation", "The Experiment", and "The Leeches" – plus the groovy "The Go Go A Go Go" by Don Ralke. CD2 features lots more music, and a really good sense of variety – work by modern jazzman Duane Tatro, for episodes that include "Counter Attack", "The Prophet", "Valley Of The Shadow", "The Spores", and "The Saucer" – plus music from more episodes "The Enemy" by Irving Gertz, "Quantity Unknown" by Richard Markowitz, and the episodes "The Condemned", "The Watchers", and "Condition Red" by Sidney Cutner. There's also a few standalone groovy tunes – "Broodin Mood" by Willard Jones, and "Sunset Strip Watusi" and "Cool Fool" by Don Ralke. CD
(Limited edition!)

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with Sterling stamp/RL etch. NOTE – Cover has the previous owner's name repeating in marker covering both sides, with colored in text, and cutout notch. Vinyl has marker over the labels and deadwax on both sides.)

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin Luther KingGreat March To Freedom – Detroit, June 23, 1963 ... LP
Gordy, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
When Dr. King spoke in Detroit in 1963, Motown managed to have the tape recorders rolling – and the result was this classic album of knowledge and righteousness. The album is banded into segments from King's speech, entitled "Non Violent Approach", "Love Your Enemy", "The Militant Negro", and the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Gatefold cover, too – with lots of nice photos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has surface wear, aging, a few small stains, and some splitting on the seams.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD
Partisan, 2021. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older Kuti in the lead on vocals, trumpet, alto, and organ – getting superb backup from a full horn section over lots of heavy rhythms! At times, Femi almost seems as instrumentally great as Fela – and his vocals are often a bit more pointed, with a stronger global attempt to get the message out – on titles that include "As We Struggle Everyday", "Stop The Hate", "Land Grab", "Privatization", "Show Of Shame", "Young Boy Young Girl", and "You Can't Fight Corruption With Corruption". Made Kuti follows up in a similar spirit, but in a slightly different way – as the singer also handles all the other instrumentation on his set – almost coming across like a large Afro Funk ensemble by himself, thanks to the magic of the studio! Made plays drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and tenor, alto, and baritone saxes – but you'd hardly think the album's a one man show, as the sound is full and rich – every bit the blend of heavy rhythms and politics as Femi's record. Titles include "Hymn", "Young Lady", "Different Streets", "Blood", "Your Enemy", "Free Your Mind", and "We Are Strong". CD
Also available Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... LP 28.99

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... LP
Partisan, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older Kuti in the lead on vocals, trumpet, alto, and organ – getting superb backup from a full horn section over lots of heavy rhythms! At times, Femi almost seems as instrumentally great as Fela – and his vocals are often a bit more pointed, with a stronger global attempt to get the message out – on titles that include "As We Struggle Everyday", "Stop The Hate", "Land Grab", "Privatization", "Show Of Shame", "Young Boy Young Girl", and "You Can't Fight Corruption With Corruption". Made Kuti follows up in a similar spirit, but in a slightly different way – as the singer also handles all the other instrumentation on his set – almost coming across like a large Afro Funk ensemble by himself, thanks to the magic of the studio! Made plays drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and tenor, alto, and baritone saxes – but you'd hardly think the album's a one man show, as the sound is full and rich – every bit the blend of heavy rhythms and politics as Femi's record. Titles include "Hymn", "Young Lady", "Different Streets", "Blood", "Your Enemy", "Free Your Mind", and "We Are Strong". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 15.99

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
NWAEfil4zaggin ... LP
Ruthless, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A stone classic from the west coast scene – and a record that just seems to get better and better over the years! What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a producer. The wall of sound here is massive – and dare we say it, almost up to par with the Bomb Squad's work with Public Enemy and the expatriate Ice Cube at the time. Plus, with the passing of the years, we can now find a lot more darkly humorous moments in all of the ultra-violent, damn near Clockwork Orange level mischief. Titles include "Real Niggaz Don't Die", "Niggaz 4 Life", "Appetite For Destruction", "Findum, F*ckum, & Flee", and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... CD
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, there's plenty of elements borrowed from older African styles – but they're not just taken as style or flourish, as Patchworks has a very collaborative spirit, and works with a bit array of guests who really expand the sound with their contributions – which are especially strong on the vocal tip! In a way, it's almost as if Bruno's revived that important 70s tradition in Paris – where musical talents would head north from older colonial scenes, and find great opportunities to experiment with new sounds in the studio. That's definitely the case here – on a great batch of tracks that include "Faut Pas", "Tu Mens Devant Moi", "Mbaal Mu Teer", "Bene Bene", "Assia", "Manu Ecoute CA", "Tenor Jam For Manu", "Francois Va Te Laver", and a remake of "Water Get No Enemy". CD

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousDef Jam Forward ... LP
Def Jam, 1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 25.99
The legendary Def Jam label serves up a big message in its music – bringing together hip hop cuts from the past and present, all as a way of dealing with the issues that broke big in 2020! At some level, the set's almost a "best of" for the label – although not all these cuts were hits, and work together more as a release by Def Jam that's maybe a bit more overtly political than some of their recent releases. Titles include "Daughters" by Nas, "Glory" by Common & John Legend, "Behind Bars" by Slick Rick, "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, "Why" by Jadakiss with Anthony Hamilton, "Condemnation" by Yung Cassius, "FDT" by YG with Nipsey Hussle, "America" by Logic with Black Thought & Chuck D, "The Hate You Give" by Bobby Sessions with Keite Young, "My President" by Jezzy with Nas, "Slippin" by DMX, and "Talk About It" by Fabolous, Jadakiss, & Teyana Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Special etched vinyl on side four!)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLA Originals ... LP
Universal, 1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A soundtrack for a documentary, but one that's heavy on hip hop classics from the 90s – and not all of them by west coast groups either! In fact, even if you like the film, you might be better suited to think of this one as a collection of classics from back in the day – hard not to, with cuts that include "Mass Appeal" by Gang Starr, "Hand On The Pump" by Cypress Hill, "Children's Story" by Slick Rick, "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, "Disco Inferno" by 50 Cent, "Juice" by Eric B & Rakim, "Gin & Juice" by Snoop Dogg, "Bust A Move" by Young MC, "Lean Back" by Terror Squad, "Slam" by Onyx, and "Da Rockwilder" by Method Man & Redman. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousLost Hip Hop Instrumentals Volume Two ... LP
Lost Hip Hop Instrumentals, 1997. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Collection of instrumental loops from 10 classic hip hop tracks from around 1988-1993. And they're dj friendly enough to list the BPM for each track. Includes instrumental loops from Beatnuts "No Equal", Jeru "Static", BDP "Black Cop", Public Enemy "Louder Than A Bomb", Tribe Called Quest "Push It Along", Kool G Rap "Road to the Riches", Ultramagnetic MC's "Funky", Double XX Posse "Not Gonna Be Able To Do It?", Jungle Brothers "J Beez Comin Through", ? "Makin Moves". Note: These are instrumental loops without vocals, each about 3-4 minutes long. LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a small sticker.)

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chuck EddyTerminated For Reasons Of Taste – Other Ways To Hear Essential & Inessential Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of essays on a great range of musical topics from Chuck Eddy – a writer whose work you might know from Creem or The Village Voice – and who covered a surprising amount of music in his decades in publication! The book brings together columns from a four decade stretch that begins in the late 70s – as Eddy pens tight, short pieces on subjects that include the Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, TLC, Public Enemy, country Music, The Urinals, Kanye West, Mayer Hawthorne, Pet Shop Boys, John Hiatt, Motorhead, The Cure, Voivod, and many others – plus side trips on various formats, styles, and subcultures too. 326 pages, softcover, and with dozens of entries! Book

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ GZA/GeniusBeneath The Surface ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible solo GZA effort – and the killer follow up to Liquid Swords! Beneath The Surface really does bubble underneath the surface, legacy-wise (for no earlyish Wu-Tang completists, anyway) – simply because Liquid Swords broke so much ground and casts such a long shadow. Not being Liquid Swords is no flaw, friends – this is another masterpiece and an essential late 90s hip hop classic! Includes "Hip Hop Fury", "Breaker, Breaker", "Mic Trippin", "Publicity", "Feel Like An Enemy", "Victim", "Crash Your Crew" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ JBsFood For Thought/Doing It To Death/Damn Right I Am Somebody ... CD
People/Robinsongs (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential funk in a single set – three killer albums from James Brown's legendary backing group! First up is Food For Thought – the classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! Doing It To Death is an incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group playing hard, long, and loud, in the free funk improvisational mode that was James' real contribution to the music at the time. The tracks are all incredibly long, with James at the forefront, egging the band on with shouts and comments – but also letting them open up large instrumentally, playing in a mode that's as much jazz as it is funky soul. The whole thing's peppered with some nice shorter segues between tracks – but the long cuts are the winners, and are some of the best funk ever recorded! Titles include "Mo Peas", "Doing It To Death", "La Di Da La Di Day", "You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks & I'll Be Straight", and "Sucker". Last up is Damn Right I Am Somebody – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. The grooves then kick in – with the same heavy funk as on earlier records, but also a nice nod towards experimental production – from strange fade ups and fade downs, to stark time and rhythm changes, and even bits of electronics used to create some very cool moments in the grooves! The whole thing's as dead funky as can be, and is stuffed with insane classics like "Blow Your Head", "Same Beat", "Damn Right I am Somebody", "I'm Payin' Taxes, What am I Buyin'", and a great cover of Marvin Gaye's "You Sure Love to Ball"! CD

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chien Chien LuPath ... CD
Chien Chien Lu, 2020. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Imagine a record that starts with a fantastic reading of a Roy Ayers' tune, then just gets better as things go on – and that's very much what you'll get here, in this sweet set from vibist Chien Chien Lu! The record's got Chien Chien ringing out on these bold, well-placed notes – recording in Brooklyn, and hitting a sound that's up there with the best of the contemporary NY scene, but with some nice echoes of the past in the way she uses the vibes – full, rich, and very soulful. The rest of the group features work from Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and Shdrick Mitchell on piano and organ – and in addition to a killer remake of "We Live In Brooklyn", the set features tunes that include "The Imaginary Enemy", "Blossom In A Stormy Night", "Blue In Green", "Invitation", "Tears & Love", and "Mo Better Blues". CD

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chien Chien LuPath ... CD
Chien Chien Lu, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Imagine a record that starts with a fantastic reading of a Roy Ayers' tune, then just gets better as things go on – and that's very much what you'll get here, in this sweet set from vibist Chien Chien Lu! The record's got Chien Chien ringing out on these bold, well-placed notes – recording in Brooklyn, and hitting a sound that's up there with the best of the contemporary NY scene, but with some nice echoes of the past in the way she uses the vibes – full, rich, and very soulful. The rest of the group features work from Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and Shdrick Mitchell on piano and organ – and in addition to a killer remake of "We Live In Brooklyn", the set features tunes that include "The Imaginary Enemy", "Blossom In A Stormy Night", "Blue In Green", "Invitation", "Tears & Love", and "Mo Better Blues". CD

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Shades Of BrownS.O.B. ... CD
Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing soul from Chess Records – and an album that almost feels like some lost small-label soul set, or a batch of rare funky 45s! Shades Of Brown are an ultra-hip male group from Chicago – a quartet of singers with the range and depth of The Temptations or Dells at their best, supported by a small combo of very lively instrumentalists who bring a really funky edge to their music – that sort of self-contained sound than you might find more in the hinterlands of the 60s soul scene than at Chess. But there's also plenty of key Chess touches too – including production by Dells maestro Bobby Miller, who also penned all the tunes for the record, giving the group some wonderful material to work with. Richard Evans handled most of the arrangements, but Charles Stepney also did a few too – and titles include "Man's Worst Enemy", "Girl I'm Coming Home", "Falling In Love Too Hard", "Lite Y'All Up", "Lie #2", "Little Girl", "Ho-Hum World", "He Didn't Leave Me A Name", "Garbage Man", and "The Soil I Tilled For You" – which has an amazing break! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep deep funk, with plenty of Latin elements thrown into the mix – served up with a super-tight blast of horns, lots of riffing guitar, and plenty of heavy percussion! Titles include instrumental remakes of "911 Is A Joke", "Prophets Of Rage", "Fight The Power", "Louder Than A Bomb", "Shut Em Down", "Don't Believe The Hype", and "Welcome To The Terrordome". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eminem & OthersEminem Presents The Re-Up ... LP
Aftermath/Shady/Interscope, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Label compilation from Shady featuring the starting line up of Em, D12, and G-Unit along with label rookies Bobby Creekwater, Cashis, and Stat Quo. 22 tracks in all with skits. Titles include the posse cut "We're Back", "The Re-up" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" with Eminem and 50, "Public Enemy #1" and "No Apologies" by Eminem, and the Eminem remix of 50's "Ski Mask Way". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to take a dump for the cops in order to "produce the goods" (which he had cleverly hidden in his stomach). The track has a great choppy funk groove, and is filled with the kind of raw anger you can imagine that the subject matter would produce – rich emotion that not only comes out in the lyrics, but also the sharp instrumental solos! The other track on the album – "Water No Get Enemy" – is another fantastic one, with cool electric piano solos, great tenor work, and a slinkily vamping groove. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, there's plenty of elements borrowed from older African styles – but they're not just taken as style or flourish, as Patchworks has a very collaborative spirit, and works with a bit array of guests who really expand the sound with their contributions – which are especially strong on the vocal tip! In a way, it's almost as if Bruno's revived that important 70s tradition in Paris – where musical talents would head north from older colonial scenes, and find great opportunities to experiment with new sounds in the studio. That's definitely the case here – on a great batch of tracks that include "Faut Pas", "Tu Mens Devant Moi", "Mbaal Mu Teer", "Bene Bene", "Assia", "Manu Ecoute CA", "Tenor Jam For Manu", "Francois Va Te Laver", and a remake of "Water Get No Enemy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Voicii ... CD 19.99

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousRed Hot & Riot ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a rampant AIDS epidemic. As a response to the problem, Red Hot have brought together a host of different artists in a set of new Afro Funk tracks that would do Fela proud! In fact, over and above the politics, the set's actually one of the best new Afro Funk projects we've ever heard – with a list of artists that includes Archie Shepp, Lateef, Gift Of Gab, Talib Kweli, Jorge Ben, D'Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Meshell Ndegeocello, Cheikh Lo, Tony Allen, Positive Black Soul, Kelis, and others – all coming together in a really wonderful set of tracks that crackle with excitement! Unfortunately, one of Aids most famous African victims includes Afro Funk pioneer Fela. As a loving tribute, the set's made up of new versions of Fela tunes – with titles that include "No Agreement", "So Be It", "Gentleman", "Shakara/Lady", "Water No Get Enemy", "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake", "Colonial Mentality", and "Shuffering & Smiling". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ BrahjaBrahja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RR Gems (Estonia), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Deeply textured jazz from Devin Brahja Waldman – working here in a mix of acoustic and electric modes that's not unlike some of our favorite recent material from Greg Foat – but much more complex overall, and with a stronger spiritual vibe! Waldman handles various saxes, piano, and keyboards – in a lineup that's also heavy on more keys and percussion – but always presented in a way that's layered and cohesive – not as much individual performance within the group, but an overall sound – so that familiar elements are a bit abstracted, even when the songs are tuneful and forward-flowing. There's a few moments that get slightly avant, but most of the work is in darker, moodier territory – and also features guest work from Daniel Carter on soprano sax, Margaret Morris on voice, and Sam Shalabi on guitar. Titles include "Medicine Woman", "Welcom To Wohlom", "Return Of The Good Enemy", "In The Mess", and "Just Passing Through". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ice CubeLethal Injection ... LP
Priority, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sharp, angry salvo from Ice Cube! Cube's early 90s solo style was firmly established at this point, so Lethal Injection doesn't have the acknowledged classic status of his previous couple albums, but he's still close to his prime that it's well worth your dollar! As you'd guess from the title, he's still pretty angry – the reasons for that permanent scowl he wore at the time are all over the place, as is the firm Lench Mob production. Tracks include "Really Doe", "Ghetto Bird", "Bop Gun (One Nation)" featuring George Clinton, "What Can I Do?", "Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth" featuring K-Dee, "Down For Whatever", "Enemy", "When I Get To Heaven", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



⇑ Top