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Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressCloser To It! ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Soaring organ work from Brian Auger's Oblivion Express – and arguably the greatest album he ever cut with this post-Trinity group! The sound here is clean and lean – with Brian himself on a mix of organ, piano, and moog – really hitting a nice jazz funk mode that drops some of the bluesier touches of earlier years, and goes for a 70s-styled sound that we really like a lot – and which even makes us like the vocals a bit more than usual! Backings are mostly spare bass, drums, and percussion – and the set's got a great remake of "Inner City Blues", plus the spacey original "Light On The Path", a nice cover of "Compared To What", plus "Whenever You're Ready" and "Voices Of Other Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Iconoclassic, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". CD features two bonus tracks – the original 7" single versions of "Express" and "Do It". CD
(Well-done version – with new liner notes too!)

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BT ExpressGolden Classics (aka Do It Til Your Satisfied – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Collectables, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". CD also includes "Peace Pipe", "Give It What You Got", and "Close To You". CD

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Ohio ExpressOhio Express ... LP
Buddah, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99 9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has splits on the seams, a name in pen, a small peeled spot, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Ohio ExpressYummy, Yummy, Yummy – The Best Of The Ohio Express ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressLive Oblivion Vol 2 ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second smoking Live Oblivion set from Brian Auger and crew – twice as long, and maybe even twice as funky as the first! The tunes on here all really push the ten minute mark – stretching out the original Auger conception on studio sides, and featuring plenty of room for really wicked solo work on organ and electric piano! The live setting seems to inspire the group to even greater new heights – and there's an intensity here that makes for some really great moments. Titles include the wonderful break-heavy version of "Compared To What" – plus "Second Wind", "Maiden Voyage", "Straight Ahead", "Freedom Jazz Dance", and "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting in the top seams.)

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✨✧ Pazant Brothers & The Beaufort ExpressLoose & Juicy ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A legendary funk album – essential for any fan of hard 70s grooves! Ed and Al Pazant were the funky horn players who made Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers such a great group during the late 60s – and their working here on their one and only album as a group – a massive set of hard-cracking funk tunes that never lets up for a minute! Al's trumpet and Ed's alto were like the twin-engine horns of Maceo and Fred Wesley during the best years of the JBs – and they're grooving here in a tight style that shifts effortlessly between harder, funky 45-type numbers – and other tracks that have a bit more of an electric jazzy feel. The whole thing's great – filled with funky classics – and titles include "Skunk Juice", "A Gritty Nitty", "Loose & Juicy", "Toe Jam", "Clabber Biscuits", "Spooky", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Rock Town ExpressRock Town Express ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Rock Town Express here comes across with lots of fuzz in the guitars – that later psych influence that was tripping across the African scene in the late 70s, often mixed with a bit of funk – as in some of the hipper Zamrock grooves of the period! The approach here is maybe a bit lighter than some of those, but still equally trippy at the best moments – especially when the keyboards get kind of weird and spacey – even as the whole thing's held together by strong lead vocals, and some captivating English language lyrics! Titles include the upbeat groover "Nobody's Man", which has a mad trumpet part at the start – plus "Spaceville Rape", "Peaceful Solution", "I Want To See You Tonight", and "Shake It On Baby". CD

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Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersFunk Express (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Source/Raw Venture, 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A great lost moment from seminal DC funk artist Chuck Brown – a set done after his mid 70s Sussex albums with the Soul Searchers, but before his bigger shift to GoGo modes in the 80s – all with a surprisingly jazzy vibe at times, thanks to sharp production from the great Wayne Henderson! The album's more Chuck's own than some of the Henderson/At-Home productions of the period – but the mix of styles is great, as Wayne has a way of bringing a fresh sort of focus to the Chuck Brown sound, in a style that's very much like his Bustin Loose record – tight, but never too slick or commercial – balanced in just the right way! Titles include a remake of Henderson's great "Keep That Same Old Feeling" – plus "Sticks & Stones", "Come On & Boogie", "In The Pocket", "Who Are You", "Time Has No Ending", and "Slow Down". CD has four bonus tracks – all issued here for the first time – "I Love You I Do", "Get Up Get Down", "I Want To Ta Ta You Baby", and "The Key". CD

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Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express ... LP
White Whale, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Very sweet, and very groovy work from Liz Damon's Orient Express – a fab Hawaiian combo with a really great sound! The group's music is sort of a mix of lounge jazz, bossa grooving, and the kind of sweet late 60s easy touches that were showing up in Brit sound library music. Liz handles lead vocals on most of the tracks with a voice that sounds like it drifted right out of Brasil 66 – and a number of other cuts have the guys in the band backing her up with some great soft rock harmonies! Titles include "1900 Yesterday", "You Make Me Feel Like Someone", "Bring Me Sunshine", "You're Falling In Love", "That Same Old Feeling", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and some peeling along the top seam, some surface & edge wear.)

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Hans Dulfer/Herbert Noord 4tetExpress Delayed (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic setting for the tenor sax of Dutch jazz legend Hans Dulfer – a set that's every bit as soul-drenched as some of his early records, but in a very different way! Hans blows here in a quartet with guitar, organ, and drums – handled by Joop Scholten, Herbert Noord, and John Engels respectively – all with a style that's never slavish to American modes of the previous decade, and which instead moves the game forward in a mighty nice way! Part of the difference is the phrasing – more on the guitar and organ than on the tenor – as Dulfer comes across with some warm, round tones that would be right at home in the hands of Hank Crawford or David Newman – on titles that include "Carbow", "Meeting The Six", "A Home Is Not A House", and "The Troubleshooter". CD features two bonus alternate takes! CD

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Edmond Hall Celeste QuartetCelestial Express/Profoundly Blue (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good+ ... $33.99 39.99
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall Of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, including printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has a short click during "Europe Endless". Cover has an unglued seam with some tape, small index sticker, flaking on spine, cutout hole, corner bend, name in pen on both cover & labels.)

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✨✧ MalemenExpress Male ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great debut from The Malemen – a short-lived group in the recording studio, but one who spent many years on the southern scene as a well-travelled showband! The group have a more modern vibe here than they might on the stage – a sweet 80s groove approach that features plenty of tight basslines bumping up the rhythms, with keyboards following quickly in step – all while the group often do a great job of harmonizing together alongside the groove! There's a nicely varied sound to the record – one that goes way past the usual slapbass funk of the time – and titles include the nice mellow cuts "Baby Doll" and "The Love We'll Share" – plus "Shakedown", "Party Time", "Hard On It", and "Take You Out". CD

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McGruffBefore We Start (remix clean, orig clean, remix inst, orig reverse clean)/Gruff Express (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Uptown/Universal, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Uptown sleeve.)

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Houston PersonHouston Express ... LP
Prestige, Early 70s. Very Good ... $8.99
Houston Person's the main soloist in front of bigger backings – heard here in a style that's a bit like some of the changes in funky jazz that were going on over at Kudu Records during the same time – a filling up of the background rhythms, but still with hip players overall – and plenty of room for the main soloist to do his thing! Horace Ott conducts the backings, and brings in a soulful undercurrent that almost gives a few of the sharper numbers a soundtrack feel. Titles include "The Houston Express", "Young Gifted & Black", "Give More Power To The People", "Chains of Love", and "Enjoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Young Gifted And Black". Cover has light wear, small splits in the bottom seam, and some drip stains in front.)

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Pony PoindexterPony's Express ... LP
Epic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99 9.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00's mono reissue.)

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Tom ScottTom Scott & The LA Express ... LP
Ode, 1974. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A real breakout moment for reedman Tom Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic jazz and soul sessions too! The groove is a lot sharper and tighter than earlier Scott albums, but never too slick – and definitely has that great ear for a funky undercurrent that seems to bring out the most soulful notes in Tom's horns – underscored here by wicked rhythms from the LA Express combo that features Joe Sample on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums. Titles include the sublime break track "Sneaking In the Back" – plus "Dahomey Dance", "King Cobra", "Easy Life", "Spindrift", "Vertigo", "LA Expression", and "Strut Your Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in the non-embossed cover, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Jubilee HummingbirdsGospel Express (2022 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Bible & Tire, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Giorgio MoroderMidnight Express ... CD
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's hard to believe that anyone ever took the electronics of Giorgio Moroder seriously enough to think they'd be the right setting for an intensely dramatic thriller like this – but in the decade when Italian thrillers were doing the same thing, it's kind of easy to see. And if you think of this one as a dated American soundtrack, you'll be lost – but if you see it as some groovy bit of Italian sexy electronics from the 70s, you'll find that it's got some pretty nice moments, and would fit perfectly with some of the Cinevox material from the end of the 70s. Titles include "The Chase", "The Wheel", "Cacophony", and "Midnight Express". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Herve SellinMarciac New York Express ... CD
Cristal (France), 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herve Sellin on piano, Stephane Chausse on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute, Stephane Guillaume on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, Sylvain Beuf on tenor and soprano saxophone, Gueorgui Kornazov on trombone, Claude Egea on trumpet, Bruno Rousselet on contrabass, Stephan Caracci on vibraphone, Michael Felberbaum on guitar, and Karl Jannuska on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryChicago Sessions 1995/96 (Big Band Basie/Clark Terry Express) ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1995/1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Clark Terry with the DePaul University Big Band! CD
(Still sealed with slipcase.)

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✨✧ Dudu PukwanaDiamond Express (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of a rare few albums cut as a leader by reedman Dudu Pukwana – maybe best known for his role in the South African jazz group The Blue Notes, and an undeniable force on the London scene in the late 60s and early 70s! This special set is a great merging of both worlds – as Pukwana works here with older partners Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Louis Moholo on drums – but also gets help at times from other players of the London underground – Elton Dean on saxello, Nick Evans on trombone, and Keith Tippett on piano! But perhaps the two key players here are Lucky Ranko on guitar and Ernest Mothole on electric bass – both of whom provide a pulsing rhythm that brings more of a South African sense of groove to the music than some of Dudu's other more freely-improvised material with his famous group. Frank Roberts warms things up with some great work on keyboards too – and there's a definite South Africa via London vibe going on here – on titles that include "Madodana", "Diamond Express", "Tete & Barbs In My Mind", and "Ubaqile". PLUS, this 2CD version features a whole unreleased album recorded around the same time – a date that features more tracks from the group with Moholo, Fezi, Evans, Dean, and Tippett – on titles that include "Hidden Spirits", "Black Horse", "Blue Nick", "Blessing Light", and "Ducking Darkness". CD

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✨✧ KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive!)

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✨✧ XTCBig Express ... CD
Geffen, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Close matches26
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Grupo RaisonEterno Tradicion ... CD
Mambo Express, 1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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Masahiko SatoPalladium (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Express/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
The debut album of the legendary pianist Masahiko Sato – a musician who's got a way with a piano that's unlike anyone else we can think of – almost creating these sinister moments at times, which are balanced by occasional moments of warmth, amidst a very groundbreaking sense of freedom! At this point in his career, Sato is so different than American or European avant pianists – and there's a clarity to the performance here that really demonstrates his unique approach – supported by superb work from Yasuo Arakawa on bass and Masahiko Togashi on drums – both players who have these deeper, organic qualities that balance the sharper edges of the piano. All titles are originals – save for an unusual version of "Michelle" – and tracks include "Der Zweig Von Salzburg", "Palladium", and "Closing". CD
(Part of the Japanese Jazz Revisited series – SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ JacksVacant World ... LP
Express/Mesh-Key, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really game-changing set from late 60s Japan – a group who work with a title in English, but a sound that was definitely helping to give the younger Japanese scene a vibe that's all its own! The Jacks definitely have some of the psychedelic touches you might guess from their image on the front, but they also carry forward older styles of Japanese vocal inflections – especially modes that you'd be more likely to hear from a singer with a melancholy vibe! That mix of vocals and fuzzy guitars is wonderful – especially as the lyrics often have this nearly heartbreaking feel, even if you can't understand the lyrics – underscored by electric guitar that seems informed by ways of playing the shamisen, and even percussion work on the drums that feels more earthy than most rock groups. The whole thing is a mindblowing masterpiece – and although lyrics are in Japanese, English titles for the tunes include "Love", "500 Miles From The Sky", "Love Generation", "Stop The Clock", "Vacant World", "Marianne", and "Gloomy Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – heavy tip-on cover, remastered from original tapes, and with a 6 page booklet!)
 
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AdvancementAdvancement ... LP
Philips/Cosmic Rock, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
Dreamy instrumental work by this one-off combo – a group that includes members of Bill Plummer's Cosmic Brotherhood and Gabor Szabo's late 60s band – all coming together with styles that are even more exotic than those ensembles! The style here is often quite laidback – a bit folksy at points, but still always created from jazz-based instrumentation that includes vibes and organ from Lynn Blessing, keyboards from Richie Thompson, percussion from Hal Gordon, guitars from Art Johnson, and bass from Lou Kabok. Many tracks have that breezy groove that you might find in Szabo's Impulse and Skye albums – but again, with a slightly mellow feel – and the titles here are all original, and include "Juliet", "Stone Folk", "Grass Mass", "Sunflower", "Moorish Mode", "Hobo Express", and "Child At Play". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, light edge & ring wear, name in pen on cover and labels.)

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Count Basie featuring Jimmy RushingBasie's Basement ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 40s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Mister Roberts' Roost", "Seventh Avenue Express", "Sophisticated Swing", and "House Rent Boogie". CD
(2004 pressing.)

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Blues MagoosGulf Coast Bound (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from the Blues Magoos – stretching way beyond their roots as a garage rock band! The album's free, open, with a really jazzy style that shows that these guys had been soaking up plenty of influences from the left end of the singer/songwriter spectrum – and had also been spending a lot of time learning how to play their instruments! At one level, the album's chock-a-block with hip tunes that veer into blue eyed soul territory – and at another, it's got some jazzy inflections that move into the mind-expanding territory reached by a rare few other rock/soul groups of the time. Percussion is wonderful on the set, and Pee Wee Ellis plays a lot of great sax on the set – and the real treat is excessive use of vibes, which makes for some cool sounds on a number of tracks. Includes the long groover "Can't Get Enough Of You", which features a great percussion breakdown in the middle – plus "Gulf Coast Bound", "Sea Breeze Express", "Magoo's Blues", "Tonight The Sky's About To Cry", and "Slow Down Sundown". CD

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Ceyleib PeopleTanyet (colored vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An incredible album of Eastern instrumentation and funky rock breaks – served up as one of the headiest studio sessions to come from the LA scene of the late 60s! The Ceylieb People work in the same territory as Devil's Anvil or The Orient Express – a blend of fuzzy psychedelia with trippier influences from India and other points east – a sound that has the group mixing heavy drums and jamming guitar with lots of sitar, tamboura, and rootsy percussion! Songs are all instrumentals, and played with a really mind-expanding sort of groove – jamming throughout, and very sensitive to little shifts in sound and rhythm. The core combo is augmented by woodwinds from Jim Horn, guitar from Ry Cooder, and keyboards from Mike Melvoin – and titles include "Leyshem", "Zendan", "Becal", "Ddom", "Dyl", "Ralin", "Tygstl", and "Menyatt Dyl Com". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000!)

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Ornette ColemanEmpty Foxhole ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Sealed ... $19.99
One of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed recent Canadian reissue on Endless Happiness.)

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Ornette ColemanRound Trip – The Complete Ornette Coleman On Blue Note (At The Golden Circle/Empty Foxhole/New York Is Now/Love Call/New & Old Gospel) (6LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy 6LP ... $225.99 229.98
A tremendous package of work from Ornette Coleman – five albums issued under his own name, and one collaboration with Jackie McLean too! First up are At The Golden Circle Vols 1 & 2 – important second chapter work from Ornette Coleman – a record that marked a real shift in his sound from the Atlantic Records years – issued by Blue Note at a level that gave the rest of the world a chance to see what Ornette had been cooking up on the underground scene! The album was recorded in Stockholm – in the tradition of European live performances that saw Coleman grow so strongly in the mid 60s – and the tracks are long, free, and full of improvised moments – with Ornette adding in trumpet and violin next to his familiar alto – in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both fantastic players who can be loose at the right moments, and bring things back at others. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Snowflakes & Sunshine", "Morning Song", "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", "Dawn", "The Riddle", and "Antiques". Next is Empty Foxhole – one of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". Next is New York Is Now – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial". Then comes Love Call – a really great late 60s session from Ornette Coleman – one that shows is increasing expansion in sounds and styles, and which also offers a bridge between avant jazz generations too! That bridge comes in the presence of Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a surprising Coltrane rhythm duo, working here with Ornette's mindblowing work on alto sax, and tenor from a young Dewey Redman – already a crucially intense player here next to Coleman, as both are set free in a group without any piano – that Ornette melding of rhythm and melody, but with a very different vibe than the Atlantic years! Coleman blows trumpet on one tune – and titles include "Love Call", "Airborne", "Check Out Time", and "Open To The Public". The set also includes the album New & Old Gospel – one of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular exploratory sound that McLean had been forging at Blue Note during the mid 60s – a wonderful balance that really gives the record a lot of bite! The album's easily one of the most "out" that McLean ever recorded, and the group also includes Lamont Johnson on piano, Scott Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all pushing themselves in the company of the avant jazz giants. Tracks include the extended "Lifeline" suite, which takes up all of side one – plus "Old Gospel" and "Strange As It Seems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic Tone Poet package – a slipcover featuring 6 albums all done in the heavy vinyl/cover of the series – plus a booklet of notes too!)

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John ColtraneBahia (2LP set) ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Not to be confused with the single LP Bahia, this 2LP set features tracks from that one – plus titles from Stardust, and the full album Cattin With Coltrane & Quinichette. The first LP features tracks with Trane blowing with the Red Garland Trio, plus one additional tune with the same group, plus Freddie Hubbard – and the second, as titled, features Trane in the frontline with Paul Quinichette, and trio backing by Mal Waldron, Julian Euell, and Ed Thigpen. Titles include "Cattin", "Vodka", "Anatomy", "Bahia", "Goldsboro Express", and "Time After Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Coryell/Alphonse MouzonBack Together Again ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
A famous set of crossover fusion – one with lots of heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon, and plenty of sweet guitar from Larry Coryell! This set definitely plays to the rockish side of the fusion crowd, but still has some funky undercurrents too – thanks to lots of bold lines from Cobham, who could easily sit on both sides of the fence at this point in his career! The rest of the group is equally tight, too – and includes the great John Lee on bass, who really keeps things deep, plus Philip Catherine on additional guitar, sometimes acoustic. Mouzon sings on the cut "Reconciliation", but all others are instrumental – and titles include "The Phonse", "Transvested Express", "Rock N Roll Lovers", "High Love", "Mr C", "Get On Up", and "Beneath The Earth". CD
Also available Back Together Again ... LP 7.99

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Larry Coryell/Alphonse MouzonBack Together Again ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A famous set of crossover fusion – one with lots of heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon, and plenty of sweet guitar from Larry Coryell! This set definitely plays to the rockish side of the fusion crowd, but still has some funky undercurrents too – thanks to lots of bold lines from Cobham, who could easily sit on both sides of the fence at this point in his career! The rest of the group is equally tight, too – and includes the great John Lee on bass, who really keeps things deep, plus Philip Catherine on additional guitar, sometimes acoustic. Mouzon sings on the cut "Reconciliation", but all others are instrumental – and titles include "The Phonse", "Transvested Express", "Rock N Roll Lovers", "High Love", "Mr C", "Get On Up", and "Beneath The Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)
Also available Back Together Again ... CD 10.99

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Crown Heights AffairDreaming A Dream ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A dream of a record from Crown Heights Affair – the group's classic first set, and maybe as fine a batch of early club work you could ever hope to find! Like so many of the east coast acts at the start of the disco generation, these guys are a well-trained funk ensemble, playing at a faster clip for the new dancefloor sound – which means that at the core, they've still got some fantastic instrumentation – and a groove that rivals their bigger contemporaries, like Kool & The Gang, Fatback, or BT Express! The drums are fantastic, the basslines nice and subtle, the horns used with some real grace – and there's also some really cool moog solos on the best numbers – which really makes the album a treat. Titles include both disco and vocal versions of their hit "Dreaming A Dream" – plus the tracks "I Am Me", "You Smiled", "Foxy", "I Am Me", "Feeling Tall", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Na Na Hey Hey", and "Picture Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has ring and edge wear, a name in pen, and a hype sticker. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Kenny DrewSolo/Duo – Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen/Bo Stief ... CD
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1966/1978/1983. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
Kenny Drew's the star of the set on piano – playing solo here on a session from 1978, with a young bassist Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen in 1966, and an early 80s set of duets with bassist Bo Steif on the remainder of the tracks! The album does a nice job of blocking things out – so that the earliest tracks begin the record – but with the kind of open, sensitive modes we're normally used to hearing from the Storyville label in their later years – clearly marking these guys as pioneers in giving a player like Drew the kind of space to express himself in ways that didn't always happen back home in the US. Titles include "Ode To Mariann", "Blues For Nils", "Whisper Not", "Bluesology", "Ack Varmeland Du Skona", "Everything I Love", "Yesterdays", and "A Simple Need". CD

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Charles EarlandPerceptions ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Charles Earland really soars to the heavens here – working in a style that's very different than his early jazz albums on Prestige, but which still features plenty of great solo moments too! Earland's key partner in crime here is the great Randy Muller – the man behind the sound of Brass Construction and BT Express – working on arrangements and production to help the keys of Charles get all these excellent grooves – modes that move between midtempo jazz funk to a few clubbier tracks – all in the hippest side of the 70s spectrum! Earland has expanded his keyboard range past straight Hammond, and works all this other great magic into the Fender Rhodes and other instruments – and the record also features backing vocals from the group Skyy – who would soon go on to great fame on their own, thanks to Muller. Titles include "Let The Music Play", "I Like It", "Changes", "Over & Over", and "Smile". CD
Also available Perceptions ... LP 8.99

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Charles EarlandPerceptions ... LP
Mercury, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Charles Earland really soars to the heavens here – working in a style that's very different than his early jazz albums on Prestige, but which still features plenty of great solo moments too! Earland's key partner in crime here is the great Randy Muller – the man behind the sound of Brass Construction and BT Express – working on arrangements and production to help the keys of Charles get all these excellent grooves – modes that move between midtempo jazz funk to a few clubbier tracks – all in the hippest side of the 70s spectrum! Earland has expanded his keyboard range past straight Hammond, and works all this other great magic into the Fender Rhodes and other instruments – and the record also features backing vocals from the group Skyy – who would soon go on to great fame on their own, thanks to Muller. Titles include "Let The Music Play", "I Like It", "Changes", "Over & Over", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a light trace of a sticker.)

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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but usually bring in a bit of keyboards or other elements to expand things slightly, but all while keeping the moody quality of Roger's English-language vocals intact – all with a quality that could easily have this work standing next to some of our favorite recordings by artists like Rodriguez, Terry Callier, or Alzo & Udine! There's an inexplicable quality to all of these cuts – a uniqueness that really lives up to our comparison with those other greats – and the whole pacakge is a huge discovery of an artist who might have been a huge global force, had he had the chance back in the 70s. Titles include "Sad Sad Songs", "My Baby She Is As Down As I Am", "Express Line", "Insomnia Blue", "Lady Rain", "Everybody Is Going Home", "Sitting In The Sun", "The Wizard", "Trip Thru Time", "Gone Away Again", and "Had To Come Back Wet". CD

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Fatback BandYum Yum ... LP
Event/Southbound (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Yum Yum indeed – because the groove on here is pretty darn tasty! Fatback are definitely shaking off the rougher edges of their funkiest years on this set, but the sound is still plenty great – a jamming dancefloor groove that's still filled with plenty of tight live instrumentation, all in a mode that's a lot more harder-hitting than most of the groups of the disco years! There's a bit more horns than before – showing a bit of a BT Express influence, it seems – but the rhythms are very firmly at the core, and have plenty of those rumbling basslines that first put the Fatback name on the map. Drums get nice and tight on some tracks too – making for some nicely breaking tracks on the record, almost in a street funk mode – and titles include "Put The Funk On You", "Let The Drums Speak", "Feed Me Your Love", "Trompin", "Boogie With Fatback", and "Gotta Learn How To Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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GenesisTrick Of The Tail ... CD
Atco, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Life after Peter Gabriel – with Phil Collins doing a surprisingly great job on vocals – free from all the tripe of later years! The group are still very much in the mode of their early prog years, but balance things out with a few catchier tunes – a mode that's a bit like the Selling England By The Pound album, sans Gabriel. Collins is learning how to express himself soulfully, but not in a commercial way – and the few off moments are more than balanced with some wonderfully tight instrumental work – on tracks that include "Dance On A Volcano", "Robbery Assault & Battery", "Ripples", "Trick Of The Tail", and "Mad Man Moon". CD
(Out of print, remastered edition.)
Also available Trick Of The Tail ... LP 8.99

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GenesisTrick Of The Tail ... LP
Atco, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Life after Peter Gabriel – with Phil Collins doing a surprisingly great job on vocals – free from all the tripe of later years! The group are still very much in the mode of their early prog years, but balance things out with a few catchier tunes – a mode that's a bit like the Selling England By The Pound album, sans Gabriel. Collins is learning how to express himself soulfully, but not in a commercial way – and the few off moments are more than balanced with some wonderfully tight instrumental work – on tracks that include "Dance On A Volcano", "Robbery Assault & Battery", "Ripples", "Trick Of The Tail", and "Mad Man Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(75 Rockefeller pressing. Vinyl has a press flaw that has a short click on the first track, but the rest is clean. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Stan GetzComplete Roost Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Roost/Blue Note, Early 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Essential early work by Stan – a 3 CD collection of his early 50s recordings for the Roost label, either under his own name and group, or with guitarist Johnny Smith. The Smith sides only make up a very small portion of the package – as most of the work are by Getz's quartet or quintet, the groundbreaking assemblage that featured Jimmy Raney on guitar, whose icy clear tone was a perfect counterpart for Getz's sweet breathy work on the tenor. The quality of the material is really great – and the package does a great job of presenting the work freshly, without an overload of alternate takes or tunes you don't want to hear. There's a total of 59 tracks in all – and titles include "Potter's Luck", "Tenderly", "Budo", "Signal", "Fools Rush In", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Yvette", "Melody Express", "Split Kick", "Hershey Bar", and "Penny". CD
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Marcello Giombini & Enzo BarbarinoTransvitaexpress (smoke colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soave (Italy), 1974. Sealed ... $18.99
A really wild bit of sound library work from this Italian duo – a set that almost feels more like an experimental radio art piece than the usual sorts of records from the scene – given the advanced use of electronics, and the mixture of spoken parts with very offbeat sounds! Most of the work comes from an Arp 2600, electric piano, and Eminent Organ – handled by Giombini – mixed with some slight classical guitar, but which is layered in the larger sonic landscape, which is often quite processed and abstracted – mixed with some spoken bits that move in and out of the mix. The whole thing works best as a whole – but individual passages include "La Terra", "Transvita Express", "La Stazione", "La Partenza", "Termina", "L'Annuncio", and "Fuori". LP, Vinyl record album

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Merle HaggardSame Train A Different Time – Merle Haggard Sings The Great Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A really special album in the career of the great Merle Haggard – a moment when he really started looking back to give credit to those who inspired him – and when he was also really able to express himself in a longer format too! Part of the credit might go to Capitol Records, who trusted Merle so much they not only let him record a concept album, but a 2LP set as well – plenty of space for Haggard to deliver some great spoken passages about the great Jimmie Rodgers, his life, and music – then move into some of Jimmie's classics, but updated nicely with a vibe that's very much Merle's own! Given the way that Hag was stretching out his vocal skills tremendously at the end of the 60s, there's a sense of inflection that's perfect for the bluesy currents of the songs – on titles that include "Blue Yodel No 4", "Waitin For A Train", "Mother The Queen Of My Heart", "My Old Pal", "No Hard Times", "Travelin Blues", "Down The Old Road To Home", "Jimmie's Texas Blues", "Train Whistle Blues", and "Mule Skinner Blues" – plus the classic train song "Hobo Bill's Last Ride". CD

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Jiro Inagaki/Akira Ishakawa/Tan Tan/Eddie BanFunk Party (2002 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99 49.99
A heavy funk party from the Japanese jazz scene of the 70s – and a set that hits a lot harder than some of the smoother fusion of the time! There's a grit here that hearkens back to some of the best American jazz funk at the start of the decade – a nice edge that you often don't find in Japanese recordings of this vintage – which is clearly inspired by the American soul scene of the time – as evidence in the weird-looking cover, and in the album's choice of tracks! The notes are in Japanese, which makes it a bit hard to tell what's going on – but the whole thing feels like a live performance, with supposedly different Japanese groups taking the lead – and some calls on the tunes that almost give the whole thing an Osaka Monaurail feel! Titles include "Put It Where You Want It" by Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, "I Who Have Nothing" by Tan Tan, "Walking All Day" by Eddie Ban & Orient Express, "Sex Machine" by Ozawa Tetsu, and "Scratch" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Special Japan Record Day Release!)

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Impressions, 5 Stairsteps, Elephants Memory, & OthBuddah's Dial-A-Hit ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A pretty cool compilation – one that features great grooves from Buddah records, packaged in a sweet dial-style cover – with inside information on the label and its staff too! Features work by The Impressions, 5 Stairsteps & Cubie, Elephants Memory, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Barry Boldberg, Smoke Ring, US 69, Loving Spoonful, Ohio Express, The Road, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... CD
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT Express, and others – but he often serves up the music with a fair bit of conga work at the front of the arrangements, in a way that takes familiar tunes and gives them a much rootsier, earthier kind of groove! The approach is unique, but totally great – and the album's a funk album unlike anything else we can think of – quite unusual even for the experimental Japanese scene of the time. Titles include "Bongo Rock", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Do It Til You're Satisfied", "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "Let's Start", "Love Is The Answer", and "Boogie On Reggae Woman". CD

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✨✧ JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975. Very Good+ ... $49.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's the JBs Monourail", an answer to BT Express' theme song, and a fantastic cut that's held up through so many years and so many scenes! Another great jammer is the group's version of "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", which runs for nearly 10 minutes – plus spacey funk tracks "Transmogrification" and "Taurus, Aires, & Leo", and the tighter jammer "Soul Funky Train", which returns to the group's funky 45 mode. Fantastic all around – and the kind of record you'll be playing for your grand kids! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s purple label pressing. Cover has a small cut corner and some light wear – and vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall.)

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Galt MacDermotGalt MacDermot In Film 1969-1973 ... CD
Kilmarnock/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Mad funk from the great Galt MacDermot – a wonderful selection of obscure tunes from some of his best funky soundtracks! Galt's work on Hair has been sampled heavily by a variety of hip hop producers over the years – but even better is his work for less famous soundtracks, a good variety of which are sampled here in a wonderfully-done set that focuses on the truly funky tracks that Galt wrote for these films – and which gets past the sometimes-off tracks that can occasionally get in the way of his lesser soundtracks. The package is a total jam throughout – filled with tunes that have weird rhythms, moody keyboards, and the kind of offbeat approach to funk that's always made his work so great. There's only a few tracks from previously reissued soundtracks like Woman Is Sweeter and Cotton Comes To Harlem – plus lots lots more from weirder films that include American Express, Nucleus, Fortune & Men's Eyes, Moon Over The Alley, and Rhinoceros! In true Galt MacDermot funky fashion, there's lots of great drum work on the set from Bernard Purdie – and titles include "Golden Apples", "Coffin Ed", "Dead End", "Fragments II", "Tango", "Ed & Digger", "Duffer", "Bedroom", "Queenie's Theme", "Fortune & Men's Eyes", "Rhinoceros Theme", and "Never Die Desire Not". CD

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Rob MagillBlues Etudes ... CD
Kettle Hole, 2022. Used ... $5.99
Rob Magill's out to show just what a creative multi-instrumentalist he can be here – improvising on different instruments on every single track – and creating some real sonic magic in the process! Given the differing sound sources, there's a great sense of variety to the record – and Magill finds a way to express himself differently on each instrument, while still coming across with a relatively unified vibe – the same player with different voices, creating a core spirit for the album's sense of experimentation! Songs are titled aptly, and include "Bass Recorder", "Soprano Saxophone", "Clarinet & Electronics", "Tenor Saxophone", "Misc", and "Flute & Electronics". CD
(Limited edition.)
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Rob MagillBlues Etudes ... CD
Kettle Hole, 2022. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
Rob Magill's out to show just what a creative multi-instrumentalist he can be here – improvising on different instruments on every single track – and creating some real sonic magic in the process! Given the differing sound sources, there's a great sense of variety to the record – and Magill finds a way to express himself differently on each instrument, while still coming across with a relatively unified vibe – the same player with different voices, creating a core spirit for the album's sense of experimentation! Songs are titled aptly, and include "Bass Recorder", "Soprano Saxophone", "Clarinet & Electronics", "Tenor Saxophone", "Misc", and "Flute & Electronics". CD
(Limited to 300 copies.)
Also available Blues Etudes ... CD 5.99

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Daniel MaunickPersistence ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99
Daniel Maunick's been giving us music in many forms for years – working as Venom on remixes, handling work with Incognito, and a range of other projects – but stepping out in the spotlight on his own is a relatively new thing to Maunick – and a great showcase for all sorts of musical ideas he's never been able to express this well! Given his ties to both Incognito and the Far Out label, there's some great currents of both London soul and global grooves in Daniel's work – but the blend comes across at a level that's very free from any of his roots – kind of a step forward for the cosmic generation of the early 21st Century, with elements that are as planted on the ground as they are soaring to the skies. Titles include "Bitter Regret", "Illusions", "The Love Has Gone", "A Second Chance", "Promessa", "Shadow Boxer", "Just Deserts", and "Remnants Of Joy". CD

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Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull/Electric Church/Them Changes/We Got To Live Together ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
Four heavy classics from Buddy Miles – all together in a single set! First up is Expressway To Your Skull – a super tripped-out blend of rock, funk, and soul – easily one of Buddy Miles' most mindblowing albums – and a classic that never lets up at all! Buddy's leading the whole group on drums – really kicking things large from behind the kit – while the rest of the group jams in a heavy style that's got plenty of fuzzed-out guitar and jazzy horn riffs – virtually a blueprint for countless other rock funk groups that copped Buddy's style in years to come. The drums alone are worth the price of admission – but the whole album's so right, tight, and outta sight that it's been a favorite in our crates for years! Titles include "Train", "Let Your Lovelight Shine", "Don't Mess With Cupid", "Funky Mule", and "Wrap It Up". Electric Church is filled with bluesy soul from Buddy Miles – an album that was half-produced by Jimi Hendrix, and which showcases the really crowd-pleasing side of Miles' sound! Tracks are a mix of soul covers and original numbers – done in a mode that puts plenty of guitar out front in the mix, and which uses Buddy's screaming vocals a bit more than his heavier drums. Horns are used on most numbers to give them a bit of southern soul inflection, and titles include a great live jamming take on "Wrap It Up", the funky "Destructive Love", and the cuts "Cigarettes & Coffee", "Miss Lady", "Texas", and "My Chant". Them Changes is a landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon have a huge influence on other groups. Includes Buddy's original version of "Them Changes" – a tune that was instantly covered by everyone at the time – plus the cuts "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". Last up is We Got To Live Together – pure crossover genius from Buddy Miles – a great mix of funky soul and rockish touches – and the kind of record that easily put Buddy in the same camp as Sly Stone or The Isley Brothers with mainstream audiences of the time! Tracks here are a bit longer and more jamming than work by either of those two artists – with the kind of heavy guitar and horns that played heavily to the Fillmore crowd – but the overall sound of the record is a fair bit more soulful and even funkier than some other Miles' efforts from the earlier years too, with plenty of his tight drums in the mix! Titles include a great 12 minute reading of the title track "We Got To Live Together" – plus "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Runaway Child", "Walking Down The Highway", and "Easy Greasy". CD

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✨✧ Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them Changes", plus "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, small tear in the opening, split seams held with clear tape, and a small name in pencil in back.)

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Blue MitchellGraffiti Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
One of Blue Mitchell's hippest funky sets of the 70s – an unusual little record that mixes a bit of funky harmonica with his own soulful trumpet! The approach definitely echoes a bit of the "blues" in the title – but the groove is much more straightforward and funky – that hard-edged approach that shows up on the best electric Mainstream sessions of the time, with a bad-stepping bottom that moves along nicely throughout! Harmonica's handled by Don Bailey, and other players include Joe Sample on keyboards, Herman Riley on tenor, Freddie Robinson on guitar, and Ray Pounds on drums. Cuts are all nice and long, quite open overall, and almost more relaxed than some of Blue's other Mainstream sessions – and titles include "Graffiti Blues", "Yeah Ya Right", "Express", "Asso Kam", and "Dorado". CD

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✨✧ Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell – The Asylum Albums 1972 to 1975 (For The Roses/Court & Spark/Hissing Of Summer Lawns/Miles Of Aisles) (4CD set) ... CD
Rhino, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CDs ... $47.99 49.98
A key second chapter in the long and wonderful career of Joni Mitchell – a set that brings together the four albums she recorded for the Asylum label in the mid 70s – a post-Blue period that really had Joni opening up and exploring a lot in her music – including a jazzier side of the spectrum that never showed up as strongly before! First up is For The Roses – a sometimes-overlooked album in the career of Joni Mitchell – but a set that's every bit as great as the two huge hits that bracket it! Joni's really finding a great way forward, sounding more mature, and bringing some jazzier currents into her music – thanks in part to help from reedman Tom Scott and bassist Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – and a style of songwriting that's sometimes more fluid than before, and often a lot more biting too! Titles include "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "For The Roses", "Barbangrill", "Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire", "Let The Wind Carry Me", "Lesson In Survival", and "Judgement Of The Moon & Stars". Court & Spark is 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". Miles Of Aisles is the first-ever live album from Joni Mitchell – and a record that sounds a fair bit different than a concert set might have during the Reprise years – as Joni's got plenty of help from Tom Scott & The LA Express, who bring a tight yet intimate vibe to the proceedings! Joni's definitely a superstar at this point – as you might guess from the size of the amphitheater on the cover – but she's also got an even stronger ability to come across with a personal, pointed style – one that's very different than the overblown hype of so many other 70s live albums. The set includes a few tracks not yet on albums, and a nice mix of material – including the live version of "Big Yellow Taxi" that ended up as a hit single – and the cuts"You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", "Circle Game", "Cactus Tree", "The Last Time I Saw Richard", "People's Parties", and "Woodstock". Hissing Of Summer Lawns is a further step forward in the career of Joni Mitchell – a record that not only continues the jazzier currents she explored in the 70s, but also brings in a whole bunch of different modes as well – so much so, it's almost as if Joni's daring anyone to still call her a folk singer with the album! The themes are wonderfully sophisticated, as is the songwriting – the king of material that would keep Mitchell strong for decades, while so many of her contemporaries faltered – as you'll hear on the tracks "In France They Kiss On Main Street", "Sweet Bird", "Shadows & Light", "The Boho Dance", "Don't Interrupt The Sorrow", "The Jungle Line", and "Edith & The Kingpin". CD
(Remastered by Bernie Grundman, in a package with a painting by Joni Mitchell!)

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Roscoe Mitchell TrioNo Side Effects ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Really evocative work from Roscoe Mitchell – playing here in a spare trio setting that's totally great! Mitchell handles a wealth of reeds – soprano sax, alto, tenor, flute, and piccolo – plus a bit of percussion – and other players include Harrison Bankhead on bass and cello, and Vincent Davis on drums and more percussion – very well-suited musicians here to match Mitchell's extremely poetic approach to sound! Some numbers have a dark, deep-down sort of feel – really ruminating at the bottom of the reed tones – while others burst out freely with much stronger energy, showing that Mitchell can still let loose when he wants to, even this late in his career. The balance recalls all the genius of the AACM scene in the 70s – and the double-length set gives the players plenty of room to express themselves. Titles include "Ruddy", "Vermillion", "When The Wind Blows", "Poem", "Flash", "From Red To Rusk", "Parched Plain", "They Danced", "Ride", "Yellow Night", "Sway", and "Here We Go". CD

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Ennio MorriconeMusic Of Ennio Morricone ... CD
Point (Holland), 1988. Used ... $2.99 4.99
Features music from Once Upon A Time In The West, My Name Is Nobody, Orient Express, Untouchables, Fistful Of Dynamite, Le Professionnel, Once Upon A Time In America, and Fistful of Dollars. CD

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Idris MuhammadBlack Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 classics from the legendary Idris Muhammad! Black Rhythm Revolution is one of the first records ever as a leader from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – a set that was cut right at the same time Idris was burning up the kit on his classic jazz funk sessions with other Prestige label players! The groove here is tight, funky, and very much in the mode that Muhammad laid down for other bigger soloists – a solid, socking sound that was the early 70s inheritance of the "Popcorn" funk groove of the late 60s. Players here are all great – and include Melvin Sparks on guitar, Harold Mabern on electric piano, and Virgil Jones on trumpet – and tracks include great covers of "Express Yourself" and "Super Bad", plus "Wander" and "Soulful Drums". Peace & Rhythms is a wonderful departure from Muhammad – and proof that he could do a lot more than just provide heavy breaks for Lou Donaldson and Melvin Sparks! This set is surprisingly spiritual and righteous at points – with a groove that's almost more like Strata East than some of Muhammad's previous work as a sideman on Blue Note and Prestige. Side one features the extended "Peace and Rhythm Suite" – a beautiful cut that's filled with searching, soaring energy – and side two includes two vocal cuts "Brother You Know You're Doing Wrong" and "I'm a Believer", both sung by Sakinah Muhammad – plus "Don't Knock My Love". Players are all great – and a nicely different lineup than the usual Prestige jazz funk gang. CD

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Fabiano Do NascimentoYkytu ... LP
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
Maybe the most personal album to date from Fabiano Do Nascimento – a set that continues the Brazilian acoustic guitar legacy of players like Baden Powell, Egberto Gismonti, and some of the older greats – but which finds a way to express its sound in a very contemporary way! Fabiano plays a variety of guitars here, but also mixes the record with this airy sound that layers in bits of wordless vocals and other effects – all used gently, but beautifully – with this spacious, open sound that really fits the image of the landscape on the cover, yet which also has a lot more warmth than that picture too. There's almost an ECM vibe to the record at times, but the sound is a bit more dynamic – and titles include "Noite", "Ykytu", "Pelas Ruas", "Flower Of Life", "Corrida", "Planalto", and "Rio Tapajos". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Kaizan Neptune & Mu'RyoShogun ... LP
Inner City, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Mu'Ryo members include Takao Naoi, Nobuo Kurata, Haruo Togashi, Kenji Takamizu, Akira Doi, and Yoshinori Noumi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Express/Far East. NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover is heavily stained at the top 4 inches, with flaking and peeled spots, held down with wide clear tape.)

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✨✧ Sammy NesticoPortrait Of Sammy ... CD
Fenwood, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the songs "Dark Orchis", "Freckle Face", "Tangerine", "Veronique", "Swinging On The Orient Express", "Lisette", "Time Stream", "Kathy", "A Cool Breeze", "It's My Tune", "Kiji Takes A Ride", "A Warm Breeze", "Out Of The Night (Dark Orchid)", "Satin 'N Glass", and "88 Basie Street". CD
(On demand CDr pressing, sealed.)

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PicnicPicnic ... CD
Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that were taking place during these key years – a point after which free jazz had established itself, post-punk had opened up new waves of expression, too-prog tendencies had settled down, and the higher art world had opened their arms to embrace them all! The songs are both instrumental, and feature occasional vocals from Tiziana Simona Vigni – whose role with the sextet is not unlike some of Irene Aebi's performances with Steve Lacy, although maybe a bit more freewheeling and open-ended – more in a Recommended Records vein – a label that might have been a good home for this set, were it not issued by Data Records. In additional to Honsinger on cello and additional voice, the record also features Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, Sean Bergin on saxes, and Michael Vatcher on percussion – on titles that include "Quandro Era Estate", "Picnic", "Violets", "Teeth", "Orient Express", "Laly", "Romy", and "After The Rain". CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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Rabbits & CarrotsSoul Latino ... CD
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the rhythms, but which is much more influenced by American soul, funk, and rock of the late 60s – carried off with instrumentation that includes gritty guitars, bubbling organs, and stabbing horns – all ultra-sharp, and recorded with enough of an edge to cut into a brick! The package is a tremendous musical discovery to our ears – and is a long-overdue exposure of this great group to the rest of the world at large. CD version features a few bonus tracks – and titles include "Hip City", "Jarabe", "Funky Chicken", "Pais Tropical", "Everyday People", "Oh Calcuta", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", "Spill The Wine", "We Got More Soul", "Las 4 Culturas", and "Express Yourself". CD

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Rolling StonesTheir Satanic Majesties Request ... LP
London, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A record that was initially thought by some as a cheap cash-in on the Sgt Peppers concept – but an album that, to us, really helped set The Rolling Stones free to express themselves in so many new and amazing ways! There's definitely a bit of the hippie vibe to the set at times – such as sitar that might have been unimaginable on a Stones track a few years before – but there's also an explosively creative approach to the album's arrangements and production, creating a kaleidoscope of sounds that only further seems to illuminate the Jagger and Richards genius! Titles include the classic "She's A Rainbow" – plus "Citadel", "2000 Man", "On With The Show", "Sing All This Together", "In Another Land", "The Lantern", and "Gomper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp, in the lenticular 3-D cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a few scratches in the hologram. Vinyl is clean but has a mark that clicks during "The Lantern".)
Also available Their Satanic Majesties Request (180 gram pressing) ... LP 27.99

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Rolling StonesTheir Satanic Majesties Request (180 gram pressing) ... LP
London/Abkco, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A record that was initially thought by some as a cheap cash-in on the Sgt Peppers concept – but an album that, to us, really helped set The Rolling Stones free to express themselves in so many new and amazing ways! There's definitely a bit of the hippie vibe to the set at times – such as sitar that might have been unimaginable on a Stones track a few years before – but there's also an explosively creative approach to the album's arrangements and production, creating a kaleidoscope of sounds that only further seems to illuminate the Jagger and Richards genius! Titles include the classic "She's A Rainbow" – plus "Citadel", "2000 Man", "On With The Show", "Sing All This Together", "In Another Land", "The Lantern", and "Gomper". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Their Satanic Majesties Request ... LP 24.99

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Rose RoyceRose Royce – The Definitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
A career-spanning collection of work from the great Rose Royce – a group who first appeared on the scene with a crossover single from a big hit film – but who soon grew into a wonderfully cool, sophisticated soul act on their own! Motown producer Norman Whitfield was one of the more righteous forces at that label at the end of the 60s – and he left the company to strike out on his own in the 70s – hitting well with some acts, but really knocking it out of the park here with Rose Royce – a group who are wonderfully flexible, and able to latch on to all the best ideas that Whitfield wanted to try in the studio! That means that the set here has some catchy groovers, fantastic mellow moments, and superb midtempo cuts that often have a nice current of darkness – that subtle way of putting over a tune that can really make Rose Royce shine at their best. And although other collections have featured their work, this huge 3CD set is the first to bring together their material from the labels Whitfield, MCA, and Epic – in a package of 38 tracks that features the full long mixes of "RR Express" and "Car Wash" – plus "I Wonder Where You ARe Tonight", "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming", "Love Is In The Air", "Golden Touch", "Funkin Around", "Pazazz", "Put Your Money Where Your Muth Is", "Wishing On A Star", "I Wanna Get Next To Yu", "Do Your Dance", "Ooh Boy", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "First Come First Serve", "Do It Do It", "Fire The Funk", "Illusions", and lots lots more! CD

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Sea LionsFree The People ... CD
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's a fair bit of organ on the set – never really soloing, but bubbling up on all the grooves – kind of this warm wash of color next to the harder riffing guitars and percussion, often a bit skittish, but held together nicely by the vocals – which often have some of the moodier qualities of Zamrock! Titles include "Treachery", "Express Yourself", "Good People", "Mr Somebody", "Sugar Node Bitter", "Free The People", and "You Can Make It If You Try". CD
Also available Free The People ... LP 19.99

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Sea LionsFree The People ... LP
Clover Sound (Nigeria), 1978. Sealed ... $19.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's a fair bit of organ on the set – never really soloing, but bubbling up on all the grooves – kind of this warm wash of color next to the harder riffing guitars and percussion, often a bit skittish, but held together nicely by the vocals – which often have some of the moodier qualities of Zamrock! Titles include "Treachery", "Express Yourself", "Good People", "Mr Somebody", "Sugar Node Bitter", "Free The People", and "You Can Make It If You Try". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent French reissue on Jet.)
Also available Free The People ... CD 7.99

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Nina SimoneWild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
A great 2-in-1 CD that combines two of Nina's best late 60s LPs! Wild Is The Wind was issued during the period when Nina Simone was being given more and more freedom to express herself in a unique way that blended jazz, soul, and folk into a very memorable style. The record features Nina's classic "Four Women", a haunting portrait of 4 different women, and the personal struggles they face. Other nice tracks include "Break Down & Let It All Out", "Either Way I Lose", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", and "That's All I Ask". High Priestess is more classic Nina! The longer she recorded on Philips, the more freedom Nina was given to open things up (probably because of the success of her daring "Four Women" track) – and this record, cut later in her years at Philips, features Nina doing a great batch of tracks with a very righteous vibe. Titles include "Come Ye", "I Hold No Grudge", "I'm Going Back Home", "I'm Gonna Leave You", "Take Me To The Water", and "The Gal From Joe's". Also includes one of Nina's many great readings of "Work Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terell StaffordForgive & Forget ... CD
Herb Harris Music, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Maybe one of the smallest label dates from trumpeter Terrell Stafford, but also maybe one of his greatest as a leader, too – as the record's got a richly personal feel that grabs us right away! The set was done in collaboration with Herb Harris – who wrote and produced all the tracks, and really gives the record a sense of color and tone that's perfect for Stafford – allowing him to hit the most sophisticated sides of his spectrum, but in a way that's very organic and natural – and matched beautifully by work from quintet members Tim Warfield on tenor, Kevin Hays on piano, Greg Willliams on bass, and Rodney Green on drums. Warfield is an especially wonderful partner for Stafford – and the two of them balance out a lightness next to some of the darker currents of Hays' piano – all opened up beautifully in the space of Harris' writing. Titles include "The Owl Express", "No No No", "A Two Per To Fill", "The Tint Train", and "Forgive & Forget". CD

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TashanChasin' A Dream ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99 11.99
A Def Jam classic from Tashan – and a record that really helped bridge the gap between male soul and hip hop in the 80s! The style's still as warm and soulful as most of Tashan's contemporaries, but the record definitely shows a bit of street soul in the rhythms too – often just a bit gentle, but prefacing the changes that would come more strongly in the next decade – an aspect that really made this one stand out from the rest! Tashan's vocals are in a classic romantic mode, but often set to beats that provide a nice contrast and a good sort of punch – a definite Def Jam mode that's famously heard on the title track. Titles include "Ooh We Baby", "So Much In Love", "I Don't Ever", "Love Is", "Read My Mind", "If Words Can Express", "Chasin A Dream", and "Strung Out On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original copy, with a hype sticker and cutout hole. Shrink has a small hole on front.)

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Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano – Personal Recordings 1946 to 1970 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 6CD ... $99.99
An incredible collection of music from the great pianist Lennie Tristano – and maybe the first-ever set to truly get at the range of genius he could express on the piano! Given that Tristano only made a small amount of records during his too-short career, yet also left a major impact on the field of modern jazz – this set really documents the full span of everything that Tristano had to offer – pulled from a wonderful range of his own recordings, all of which appear here for the first time! These aren't casual solo recordings done in the basement – and instead, the package brings together a mixture of studio, live, and even television performances – all with a different spirit on each of the CDs in the set! One of the most revelatory is the final CD – which features a number of tracks in a "free session" in 1948 - with Tristano on piano, Lee Konitz on alto, Warne Marsh on tenor, and Billy Bauer on guitar – coming together with an amazing sound throughout. That same disc also features a superb 1962 live date at the Half Note – with Konitz on alto and Zoot Sims on tenor. CD1 is wonderful too – a selection of live material with the tremendous Billy Bauer on piano – a player, like Tristano, who was instrumental in shaping the sound of his instrument in modern jazz during the postwar years. CD3 features live performances by a sextet that includes Konitz, Marsh, and Bauer – plus Arnold Fishkin on bass and Jeff Morton on drums. CD2 features beautiful solo performances recorded from the early 50s through 1970. CD4 features trio session, most with Peter Ind on bass – while CD5 features different trio and duo material, but with Sonny Dallas on bass. The set is impeccably done – in cooperation with Tristano's family – and given the wealth of material, the whole thing may well have doubled his recording catalog in the process, while also really illuminating so many different aspects of his career! CD

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Lenny WhiteBig City ... LP
Nemperor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great little album by Lenny White – nicely restrained in the best moments, with less of the heavy-hitting fusion sound that you'd hear on his other albums – and even done with a strong current of funk, which really sends the whole thing home in a great way! Space jazz maestro Pat Gleeson produced the album with Lenny – and also plays quite a bit of synth on the album – and we're convinced that it's Pat's subtler jazz talents that really make this one shine – those cool keyboards, and strong sense of balance that he brought to his own albums, and other productions of the time. Highlights include the spiritual soul number "Sweet Dreamer", with vocals by Linda Tillery and keyboards by Herbie Hancock – and the tight "Big City" groove, which features great contributions from both Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, and the Tower Of Power Horns. Other tracks include "The Ritual", "Rapid Transit", "And We Meet Again", "Enchanted Pool Suite", and "Ritmo Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, tracklist sticker, and some light fraying at the top seam.)

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✨✧ Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has light wear. Initials in marker on cover and labels.)

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Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate75th ... CD
Heads Up, 2009. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Includes the songs "Introduction To Orient Express", "Orient Express", "Madagascar", "Scarlet Woman", "Zansa II", "Cafe Andalusia", "Fast City/Two Lines", "Clario", "Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Happy Birthday", "In A Silent Way", and "Hymn". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Various76 In The Shade – Presented By Bob Stanley ... CD
Ace (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A really cool collection, and one that's got a very special focus – an imaginary soundtrack for the record-breaking British summer of 1976 – a searingly hot time that really pushed the nation to the brink! Bob Stanley's given us some great collections on Ace Records before – often with Pete Wiggs, or as Saint Etienne – and this set continues the very special vibe of those sets, by bringing together cuts that we never would have thought would work so well otherwise – a sublime mix of soul, rock, and pop – all glowing together with the warm vibe of the summer of 1976! Titles include "I'm Mandy Fly Me" by 10CC, "Walking So Free" by Spike Janson, "Sugar Shuffle" by Lynsey DePaul, "Liquid Sunshine" by John Cameron, "Not On The Outside" by Sylvia, "You Are My Love" by Liverpool Express, "You're The Song" by Hollywood Freeway, "Discover Me" by David Ruffin, "Stoned Out" by Simon Park, "Montreal City" by Azimuth, "Stay With Me" by Blue Mink, "Music" by Carmen McRae, "Rock N Roll Star" by Barclay James Harvest, "Fallin In Love" by Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds, "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis, and "Miss My Love Today" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Imagine the mixtape from Guardians Of The Galaxy, but done by a much hipper ear, and you'll get a good idea of this one! CD

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VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, meaner, harder-hitting groove. And although the LP was the growing format during these days, there was actually a heck of a lot of great work issued on 45s – still spinning strong with the jukebox crowds in the clubs and tap rooms, and still getting major play on radio stations, where the single was still king. The set features many 45 mixes of funky classics that you might know from LPs – and intersperses them with some other more obscure numbers pulled from full albums – making for an all-solid, all-funky set of tracks from one of the hippest jazz labels ever! Titles include "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant, "Don't Knock My Love" by Idris Muhammad, "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons, "Express Yourself" by Idris Muhammad, "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" by Melvin Sparks, "Sing A Simple Song" by Charles Earland, "Son Of Man" by Houston Person, "Listen Here (part 1)" by Freddie McCoy, "Black Talk (part 1)" by Charles Earland, "Message From The Meters" by Leon Spencer, "Reelin With The Feeling" by Charles Kynard, "I Want You Back" by Harold Mabern, and "Thank You (part 1)" by Melvin Sparks. CD
Also available Ain't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... LP 18.99

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VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 26.99
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, meaner, harder-hitting groove. And although the LP was the growing format during these days, there was actually a heck of a lot of great work issued on 45s – still spinning strong with the jukebox crowds in the clubs and tap rooms, and still getting major play on radio stations, where the single was still king. The set features many 45 mixes of funky classics that you might know from LPs – and intersperses them with some other more obscure numbers pulled from full albums – making for an all-solid, all-funky set of tracks from one of the hippest jazz labels ever! Titles include "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant, "Don't Knock My Love" by Idris Muhammad, "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons, "Express Yourself" by Idris Muhammad, "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" by Melvin Sparks, "Sing A Simple Song" by Charles Earland, "Son Of Man" by Houston Person, "Listen Here (part 1)" by Freddie McCoy, "Black Talk (part 1)" by Charles Earland, "Message From The Meters" by Leon Spencer, "Reelin With The Feeling" by Charles Kynard, "I Want You Back" by Harold Mabern, and "Thank You (part 1)" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousBan The Bomb – Music Of The Aldermaston Anti-Nuclear Marches ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really great document of a unique musical moment – one that happened overseas, but which started a wave of protest that's continued to this day! In the late 50s, London was a hotbed of nuclear protest – one of the first cities to express a strong resistance to the arms race that was building up at a global level – in a movement that not only drew political forces, but artists and musicians as well! This well-done set looks at some of the latter – a mix of folk and jazz singers and musicians who joined together to protest atomic weapons – some with songs that outwardly anti-nuclear, some a bit more subtle – brought together here in a massive 54 track collection! The range of material varies, and maybe the most surprising are some of the trad jazz artists who we might not have expected to be working next to more political folkies – in a lineup that features material from Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Fred & Betty Dallas, Margaret McKeown, Kenny Ball, Humphrey Lyttleton, Sheila Hancock, Sydney Carter, Chris Barber, George Melly, Kenny Ball, and The Alberts. CD

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VariousCan You Feel It – Modern Soul, Disco, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
The cover's a bit creepy, but the set's a great one – way more soulful than the image of a dummy might make you expect! The collection follows strongly in the same territory as the funk titles on the Tramp Records label – and like those, digs deep in the American underground to find a host of under-exposed gems from back in the day – tunes that start out in the fast funk years of disco, but also move into some great 80s grooves as well! There's a huge number of cuts here we've never heard before – but that's no surprise, given the way that Tramp puts a set like this together – and titles include "The Freeze" by Steven Toll, "SOS" by Tyree Glenn Jr, "Missing You" by Silky Vincent Group, "Sights & Sounds" by Jeffords Brothers, "Medicine Man" by Grayson Street, "Puss (part 1)" by Oakland Express, "A Fool No Longer" by Afrodisia, "Don't It Make You Feel Good" by Deep South Dance Band, "Touchdown Cleveland Browns" by Ray Jay Band, "Future" by Keither Florence & The Associates, "Anytime" by Empulse, "Beautiful Day" by Mel O Madnezz, and "Dig This Piece" by Progressive Sounds Band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – with hype sticker indicating bonus 7" single!)

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VariousCan You Feel That Beat – Funky 45s & Other Rare Grooves ... CD
Numero/J&D, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A dream of a set from the folks at Numero Group – a special package that digs through all their many collections and archive projects, and comes up with some of the funkiest cuts in the bunch! Unlike some of their other compilations, this one focuses on the groove first – and the groove is nice and funky, hard and gritty, and feels like you're sitting next to the turntable, playing a stack of rare funk 45s, one after the other! Titles include "Function Underground" by We The People, "Jungle" by Young Senators, "Let Me Come Within" by Renaldo Domino, "Iron Leg" by Mickey & The Soul Generation, "Get It Right" by Soul President, "First Thing I Do In The Morning" by Joyce Williams, "Party Time" by Black Soul Express, "Money Won't Save You" by Boscoe, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Robert Moore, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, and "Watch The Dog That Bring The Bone" by Sandy Gaye. CD

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VariousCha Cha Au Harem – Orientica France 1960 to 1964 (with bonus download) ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A strange mix of Latin rhythms and exotica modes – served up here on a set of recordings from early 60s France that we might not have heard otherwise! Grooves are often in the cha cha mode promised in the title, but other instrumentation is definitely "au harem" – exotic woodwind passages, Mid East percussion, vocal bits, and more – almost as if the modes of Les Baxter and Martin Denny had been moved to the ancient world of Asia Minor! The approach is great – often very much in the late 50s styles used by Capitol and Liberty Records in the US – and titles include "Ismaila" by Benny Benett, "Inch Allah" by Fred Adison, "Danse Du Sud" by Zina Nahid, "Mahomet De Tunis" by Ali Baba Et Son Ensemble, "Oriental Express" by Roger Morris, "El Mechoi" by Los Cangaceiros, "Danse L'Amour" by Staiffi Et Ses Mustafas, and "On M'Appelle L'Oriental" by Trio Joroca. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousDiggin' P-Vine – Planet Funk Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2013. Used ... $18.99 26.99
DJ Muro normally mixes it up with classic funk and soul – but this time around, he's turned his mighty talents to a host of contemporary tracks from the deep funk underground – work from labels like Timmion, Record Kicks, and other hip indies – woven together here in a totally great blend of heavy drums and raw funky instrumentation! The tracks are all great on their own – but Muro's work really shows us what the right sort of DJ can do with the material – lining up the best breaks and tightest riffs – to come up with a stunning tapestry of sound that's even better than the sum of its funky parts! Tracks include "Soul Investigators Theme" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Kool & The Gang" by Speedometer, "Truck Turner" by Undercover Express, "Purification (parts 1 & 2)" by Funkshone, "Pambiche" by New Cool Collective, "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" by Nick Pride & The Pimptones, "The Ghetto There's No Way Out" by The Soul Immigrants, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Stompin Joe" by Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, and "Break The Fast" by Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds. 24 tracks – and 70 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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VariousDisco Party 76 ... LP
Overseas (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
With selections by Banzaii, The Mody-Vation, and Soul Express. LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi.)

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✨✧ VariousDisco Spectrum 3 – Real Disco For Real People (Compiled By Joey Negro & Sean P) ... CD
BBE/Urban Theory (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Way more than just another disco compilation – a wealth of funky club tunes, filled with obscure numbers you've probably not heard in years! The set's the third entry in BBE's stellar Disco Spectrum compilation – and it may well be the best so far, as it offers up a jam-packed selection of 20 tracks on 2CDs, unmixed, complete with great notes on all of the grooves. The sound is extremely soulful – strings soaring and keyboards grooving, while the rhythms step proud – moving past any disco cliches you might be afraid of, and hitting a sound that's instantly fresh and equally timeless! Titles include "Reaching" by Dazzle, "Somewhere Beyond" by Hi Voltage, "Can't Shake Your Love" by Syreeta, "Isabelle & The Rain" by Jo Boyer, "Step By Step" by Koxo, "Hot Disco Night" by Sweet Potato, "Does It Feel Good" by BT Express, "Under The Skin" by The Brothers, "Heartache No 9" by Delegation, "Solar Flight" by Mandre, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Can You Get Down" by Universe City, "Nightlife" by Blair, "Groove On Down" by Dunn Pearson Jr, "Love Can't Come Will Come" by Invisible Man's Band, and "Let's Get This Thing Together' by Debbie Hayes & The Universal Robot Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousEarly Works Vol 2 – Music From The Archives ... LP
ATA (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $22.99 28.99
A collection of cuts from a contemporary label – but a set that honestly feels a lot more vintage than you'd expect – really great tracks that are both instrumental and vocal, and done by a selection of musicians who really sound great together! The ATA label studios clearly have a great ear for capturing a groove in the right way – not just that vintage funk style that you'd hear on a 7" single-centric label – but a nice array of modes that move between older Prestige/Chess Records funky jazz, to some of the more progressive Cadet experiments of the 70s – then forward a bit to some of the groovier styles of the mid 70s – presented here on titles that include "Heading Towards Catastrophe" by Magnificent Tape Band, "Secret Universe" by Earl Dawkins & Lewis Express, "Bang Bang Boogaloo" by Joe Tatton Trio, "Bus Stop Boogie" by Harmony Society, "In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud" by The Sorcerers, and "Anaesthetize Me" by The Disarrays. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousElectronic Jugoton Vol 1 – Synthetic Music From Yugoslavia 1980 to 1989 ... LP
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 39.99
Those are some pretty crabby ladies on the front covers – workers for the Jugoton label, working on quality control – but they're probably not the right audience for the music on this set, which is very cool and groovy – and not the sort that would usually go for the blue-haired set! As you'll guess from the title, the sounds were all created in the 80s – partly following off the British electronic modes of the post-punk years, in both cold wave and new wave styles – then moving into some of the shifting styles as the decade moved on, although still often nicely not really in any sort of too-commercial territory! Given the wealth of Croatian, Serbian, and other talents handled by the label, there's a huge amount going on here – as you'll discover on titles that include "Ti I Ja" by Denis & Denis, "Pocket" by Master Scratch Band, "Kad Je Kraj Blizu" by Parliament, "Palcica" by Mato Dosen & HC Andersen, "On" by Zana, "Devica 69" by Laboratorija, "Zaba" by D'Boys, "Radio Video" by Nicky, and "Harakiri" by Dubravka – plus some short "Jugoton Express" tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHip Walk – Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A very groovy selection of tracks from the New York scene of the 60s – mostly tunes pulled from the Prestige and Milestone labels, and a mixture of soul jazz, modal jazz, and early funky jazz! There's a nicely gritty feel to the set – artists trying to really find a new way to express themselves, but always in a soulful style – not avant garde, but pushing forward with fresh rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and some mighty nice soulos throughout! The package features 13 tracks in all – with plenty rare numbers – and titles that include "Cantaloupe Woman" by George Braith, "The Village Caller" by Johnny Lytle, "Ca'Purange (Jungle Soul)" by Gene Ammons, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Brother John" by Cannonball Adderley, "Muscle Soul" by Phil Upchurch, "Eastern Blues" by Gary Bartz, and the completely fantastic "Nuther'n Like Thuther'n" by Willis Jackson – worth the price of the CD alone! CD

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VariousLocal Customs – Cavern Sound ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Some of the most underground sounds you could ever hope to hear – quite literally, as the music on the set was recorded in a subterranean studio based in a cavern in Missouri! We could go on making endless jokes about "hard rock" and things like that – but we'll quickly skip past the novelty of the recording to let you know that the collection is a treasure trove of rare gems from Kansas and Missouri at the time – really great little groups who have a lot more to offer than the usual garage combos or c-grade psych outfits – as plenty of these guys are more than tight and tuneful enough to have hit the charts at the time! There's some great undercurrents of bigger styles running through the music at points – including surprising horn parts, soulful vocal inflections, and a sense of arrangement that makes for some really well-conceived music all the way through – even though the range of groups is quite varied. We're betting you don't have any of these singles at home in your collection – and the set features titles that include "She's A Part Of Me" by The Dantes, "The King Was" by Jaded, "Fraight" by William Jones, "In My Grave" by The Reactions, "One Day Girl" by Burlington Express, "Mustache In Your Face" by Pretty, "You'll Know The Words" by Larry Sands & The Sound Affair, "Think Before You Leave" by Mulligan, and "I Wish It Hadn't Ended That Way" by Tide. CD

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VariousMasterpieces Of Modern Soul Vol 4 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
One of the most supremely soulful compilations we've heard in years – and easily the deepest in this series to date! From the start, Kent's Masterpieces Of Modern Soul collections have been all about bringing rare gems to fresh ears, and they've really outdone themselves here. A solid majority of the tunes have never been released before now, and even the tunes that were issued back in the day are pretty darn rare! Most of it was recorded in the 70s, when the more grandly arranged soul and R&B styles of the previous decade were being honed into a slightly stripped down, though still sophisticated modern soul sound. Fantastic stuff! Volume 4 takes a baby step or 2 into the 80s, without losing sight of the 70s-rooted groove – and the titles include "No Limit" by Darrow Fletcher, "It Takes Heart" by Greg Perry, "Baby You Got It All" by Street People, "Gotta Be Loved" by Herman Davis,"I'll Laugh Till I Cry" by Toussaint McCall, "Never Felt This Say Before" by The New Experience", "See Saw Affair" by Cesar, "I've Never Been In Love" by Alvin Robinson, "Don't Matter To Me" by Billy Cee & Freedom Express, "We Communicate" by Gail Anderson, "Midnight Affair" by George Soule, "Daddy Please Stay Home" by Obrey Wilson and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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VariousPyramid Pieces – Modal & Eco-Jazz From Australia 1969 to 1979 ... LP
Roundtable (Australia), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $36.99 39.99
A stunning discovery of Australian jazz in the 70s – and a long-overdue look at the deeper currents of that nation's overlooked scene! Aussie jazz is always pretty darn fantastic – inspired by the hippest American and European styles, but often something very much of its own – and that's definitely the case with the music here, which is part of a tradition on the scene to maybe open the music to more organic elements, sometimes in direct reference to the special natural qualities of the Australian continent – sometimes just with this sense of progression and overall vibe that's very distinct, and really beautiful. The set list is fantastic – key cuts from some of the most important artists and groups on the 70s scene – with titles that include "Exploration Of The Sun" by John Sangster, "A La Coltrane" by Jazz Co/Op, "Kate Did" by Galapagos Duck, "Wildflowers" by Brian Brown, "People Make The World Go Round" by Peter Gaudion's Blues Express, and "Sunflower" by Alan Lee. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Cal – Disco & Modern Soul 1971 to 1982 (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again/Soul Cal, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy CD & Book ... $9.99
An amazing compilation – a decade in the making, and filled with wonderful grooves – most of which have never appeared on CD or LP reissues! And while the music itself is already wonderful, the package also includes an amazing 80 page book, too – a rich research project that digs deep into the American underground of the 70s – and features a wealth of photos, images, and historical details on music that never got it's due back in the day! The set's based around the groundbreaking series of Soul Cal 12" reissues put together by Stones Throw about a decade ago – wonderful records that unearthed rare grooves that fall beautifully in a space between funk and club – almost all originally issued on tiny little labels from all over the US, but working together to create a rich vibe in the set. Given the book, there's a Numero-like heft to the whole thing – although the range of grooves is even greater than one of their collections – and titles include "Ecology" by Anubis, "You Can Be A Star" by Luther Davis, "Don't Get Discouraged" by UPC All Stars, "Things Cannot Stop Forever" by Stanton Davis, "Free Your Mind" by Record Player, "Get Down" by Freedom Express, "Keep Running Away" by Clifford Nyren, "Love Is" by Leon Mitchison & The Eastex Freeway Band, "What It Takes To Live" by Key & Cleary, "I'm Gonna Miss You Girl" by Ellis & Cephas, "It's A Bad Feeling" by Mixed Sugar, and "Put A Smile On Time" by Rhythm Machine. CD

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VariousSweet Dreams – Where Country Meets Soul Vol 2 – 23 Exceptional Examples Of How Blurred The Line That Separates Country & Soul Music Can Be ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Great sounds from a very special place – that magical meeting point where country meets soul – a spot that was crossed surprisingly often in the southern soul scene of the 60s and 70s! The set's a great follow-up to the excellent first volume – and really does a wonderful job of showing the way that a country ethos could work equally well in soul music – with results that will definitely have you re-thinking your ideas of cultural separation in the south. Much of the work is from that great late 60s/early 70s point when the country soul genre was really maturing – moving past the earlier moments of Ray Charles or Brook Benton, and using the style to express a new level of lyrical sophistication – especially in songs of love lost. Titles include "Sweet Music Man" by Millie Jackson, "Don't You Ever Get Tired" by Bettye Swann, "I Hate You" by Bobby Bland, "Statue Of A Fool" by David Ruffin, "Tennessee Waltz" by Otis Redding, "Bad News" by Clarence Carter, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Hank Ballard, "But You Know I Love You" by Sweet Inspirations, "Please Help Me I'm Falling" by William Bell, "Sometimes" by Facts Of Life, "I'll Release You" by Ted Taylor, and "All I Have To Offer" by Eddie James. CD
 
 
 



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