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C&C Music FactoryGonna Make You Sweat ... CD
Columbia, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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C&C Music FactoryTake a Toke Remix (robi-rob's jeep mix, robi-rob's hip hop junkies mix, house mix) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Roscoe Mitchell & The Note FactoryNine To Get Ready ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $11.99
The nine to get ready here are the members of Roscoe's Note Factory nonet – an ensemble that includes George Lewis on trombone, Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums and percussion. The sound here is spare and textural – very much in the ECM mode, and often surprisingly spare, despite the largeness of the group. Mitchell's on soprano, alto, tenor, and flute – stepping slowly alongside more tightly arranged horn passages for most of the set. Titles include "Leola", "Dream & Response", "Nine To Get Ready", "Move Toward The Light", "Big Red Peaches", and "Bessie Harris". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & Note FactoryFar Side ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful live set from the great Roscoe Mitchell and his Note Factory ensemble – recorded live in Burghausen in March of 2007 – exploring space with subtlety and quiet sense of purpose in some movements, and a hard charging intensity in others! The opening 26 minute "Far Side/Cards/Far Side" piece is a dynamic, incredible one that showcases the broad capabilities of the group, while "Quintet 2007 A For Eight" is great mix of mood and melody. "Trio For For Eight" builds slowly, quiets down and builds up again and "Ex Flover Five" closes the set brilliantly. Players include Corey Wilkes, Craig Taborn, Harrison Bankhead,, Tani Tabbal, Jaribu Shahid and Vincent Davis. CD

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Alan BownAlan Bown (Music Factory) ... LP
Music Factory, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great work from this very hip group – led by Alan Bown on trumpet, and featuring the great Jess Roden on vocals! Produced by Mike Hurst, and an overlooked gem from the early days. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo Verve Forecast promo.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory (gold CD) ... CD
Fantasy/DCC, 1970. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)

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Bryony Jarman-PintoSour Face (Dego rmx, 2000 Black rmx, Dego rmx inst)/All About Life (Fish Factory session)/Sweet Sweet (Fish Factory session)/Sun Kissed (Fish Factory session) (with bonus download) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99 14.99
Great remixes of one track – plus three new versions of tracks from the excellent debut of this London singer! Side one features both Dego and 2000 Black mixes of "Sour Face" – nicely cosmic versions of the tune that link Bryony's current participation in the London scene with some of the deepest modes of the past! And the flipside features live takes on the tunes "Sweet Sweet", "Sun Kissed", and "All About Life" – given this fantastic jazz funk reading, with lots of sweet keyboard lines and percussion next to the lead vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited hand numbered edition of 500 copies – with download!)

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VariousDetroit Blues Factory Vol 1 ... LP
Blues Factory, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Includes selections by The Butler Twins, Willie D Warren, Billy Davis, Eddie "Guitar" Burns, Robert Noll, Johnny "Yard-Dog" Jones, and Harmonica Shaw. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Captain BeefheartPlastic Factory (mono)/Where There's Woman (mono) ... 7-inch
Buddah/Sundazed, 1970. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet mono magic from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – served up here on a limited edition single from their years at Buddah Records! Both tracks are pulled from the original mono tapes – and presented here in a unique picture sleeve too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light aging. NOTE – Vinyl looks NM- but plays with surface noise.)
Also available Cosmo's Factory (gold CD) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Lou Grassi Po Band with Marshall AllenLive At The Knitting Factory Vol 1 ... CD
Porter, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Lou Grassi works here with a mighty cool lineup – a sextet that features avant heavyweights Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Paul Smoker on trumpet, Steve Swell on trombone, Perry Robinson on clarinet, and Wilber Morris on bass! The tracks are long, and very open – freely improvised between the members of the group, in a really old school way that takes us back to the energy of the loft jazz scene of the 70s – as does the recording quality, which has a bit more bite than usual for Knitting Factory dates in recent years! The album features three long tunes – "Marshalling Our Spirits", "RePoZest", and "LouRa". CD
(Barcode has a mark.)
 
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A Certain RatioOld & The New (white label promo) ... LP
Factory (UK), 1986. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes info sheet. Missing bonus 7".)

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James BrownAin't It Funky (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the horns, making for a syncopated groove that's utterly fantastic – as tight as a drum, and as funky as one too! Includes some great long cuts – like the 9 minute, two-part versions of "Ain't It Funky" and "Fat Wood" – plus some great shorter funky 45 type material, like "Nose Job", "Use Your Mother", "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose", and a version of "Cold Sweat". All the work here is tremendous – the kind of inspirational funky material that makes the album a lasting classic decade after decade! CD
(Limited edition.)

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James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available It's A Mother ... LP 24.99

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James BrownPopcorn (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99 21.98
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". CD
(Limited edition.)

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James BrownTake A Look At Those Cakes (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A plenty funky record, despite a cheesy cover – which shows James Brown as a disco-era player – kicking back on a couch with an unbuttoned shirt, while two topless girls dance in front of him – showing him their "cakes"! The groove's definitely different than the Payback years, but it's still composed of the same core elements – sharp instrumentation, played live and in a very lively way – sped up a bit for the dancefloor, but maybe even more breathtaking because of the speed! At the time, Brown spent plenty of time trying to claim the mantle of disco godfather – but he's still way more than that here – a fierce funk maestro who's already got his instrumental tip down to razor-sharp perfection, which makes the shouted and called vocals just a bonus icing on the cake! Tracks are long and plenty jamming – and titles include "For Goodness Sakes Take A Look At Those Cakes", "Someone To Talk To", "A Man Understands", and "As Long As I Love You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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John CaleFear (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
One of the best solo albums ever from John Cale – a set that has the singer playing a lot of piano alongside his vocals, which creates this moody, evocative quality that's really wonderful! Cale's songwriting is always pretty compelling, but the heavy use of piano really brings out a depth to his lyrics here – further enforced by the relatively spacious sense of recording used throughout. A few numbers add in more electric elements – but with Brian Eno along on electronics and listed as a co-producer, the record's definitely got this balance between elements that's very careful. Phil Manzanera plays guitar, and also helped with the overall construction of the set – and you can hear some of the best elements of his own solo sets too. Titles include the classic "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend", plus "Gun", "The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy", "You Know More Than I Know", "Momamma Scuba", and "Buffalo Ballet". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Clearlight SymphonyClearlight Symphony (pink vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory/LMLR, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A classic bit of stretched-out spaciness from the early days of Virgin Records – two side-long tracks that are filled with lots of cool keyboards, percussion, and other hip instrumentation! The record's the brainchild of Cyrille Verdeaux – who plays piano, organ, mellotron, and even gong on the set – working with a different group on each side – guitar, vibes, bass, and percussion on side one – and on side two, tenor from Didier Malherbe, guitar from Steve Hillage, and synth from Tim Blake! The sound is a bit too relaxed to be jamming, but definitely has a nice sort of proggish vibe – never sleeping, and always nice and exploratory, even when spacey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited opaque pink vinyl pressing!)

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CrusadersStreet Life (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MCA/Culture Factory (France), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely Dan album – no surprise, given the work they'd done on sessions for that group – and the title cut is the massive extended version of "Street Life", with killer vocals from Randy Crawford – and other titles include "My Lady", "Night Faces", "The Hustler", and "Rodeo Drive". CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available Street Life ... CD 5.99

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 2 (1968 – cigar cover) (aka Il Est Cinq Heures) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1968. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
Mad mad stuff from French pop legend Jacques Dutronc! The record's filled with groovy tunes that mix together jangly guitar, baroque production, and Jacques' wonderful swinging voice – and it's the kind of 60s album that turned him into an overnight French pop icon. This is Dutronc at the vintage best of Vogue years – and comes in a great gatefold cover! Titles include "La Publicite", "Le Plus Difficile", "Comment Elles Dorment", "Fais Pas Ca, Fais Pa Ca", "La Metaphore", and the excellent rockers "Hippie Hippie Hourrah" and "L'Augmentation". This edition includes 5 bonus tracks. "L'Idole" and "Les Petites Annonces" (both mono versions), "J'Ai Tout Lu, Tou Vu, Tout Byu" and more. CD

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Emerson Lake & PalmerWorks Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic/Shout Factory, 1977. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
... CD
Also available Works Vol 1 ... CD 9.99

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the whole thing moves across the space of the album together – with the band building up into tremendous energy as they get started, then Fela coming in for some very powerful lyrics that take the Nigerian government to task for its very corrupt practices. And of course, the music is fantastic – sharp, funky, and filled with this intensity that never lets up! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially great, as it's got these Cecil Taylor-esque piano lines over funky beats at the beginning – very odd, but very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to take a dump for the cops in order to "produce the goods" (which he had cleverly hidden in his stomach). The track has a great choppy funk groove, and is filled with the kind of raw anger you can imagine that the subject matter would produce – rich emotion that not only comes out in the lyrics, but also the sharp instrumental solos! The other track on the album – "Water No Get Enemy" – is another fantastic one, with cool electric piano solos, great tenor work, and a slinkily vamping groove. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to the next level, and adds in a fantastic political message too – all with this sound that's extremely powerful, but with an intimate feel too – thanks to the crowd noises around the space of the recording! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power", and is a searing attack on the Nigerian government at the time – one that has plenty of power from a lyrical perspective, but which really soars to the heavens as Fela and the group stretch the whole thing out over riffing guitar, driving percussion, and some incredible horn solos too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles GayleRepent ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes two long tracks featuring Gayle on tenor, Vattel Cherry and Hillard Greene on bass, David Pleasant on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico HamiltonMaster (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Enterprise/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A totally excellent bit of funk from Chico Hamilton – working with a great group that more than helps their leader live up to the album's title! The record's a real lost gem – and it's got Chico working in much funkier territory than before, grooving with complicated rhythms, and a heavy sound that features lots of work on organ and guitar. Lowell George (of Little Feat fame) is playing slide guitar in the group, giving the sound a great, muddy propellant – which only gets stronger with the help of Simon Nava and Sam Clayton on congas, plus heavy organ and piano by Stu Garner, Jerry Aiello and Bill Payne. Includes the killer Latin groover "Conquistadores 74", plus "Stu", "Feels Good", "Fancy", "Stacy", Gengis" and "I Can Hear The Grass Grow". CD

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Joy DivisionAtmosphere/She's Lost Control ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
"Atmosphere" is the a-side, and it's a great little cut – but we'll always love this single for the fantastic "She's Lost Control" – a tune that's catchy, but also damn spooky – starting out with these cool Martin Hannett electronic pulses, then moving into this raw, building guitar line that really sends the vocals home! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joy DivisionCloser (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Much as we love the legendary debut from Joy Division, we love this second album even more – as the whole thing's a perfect realization of their genius – and such a strong step forward, it still pains us to remember that singer Ian Curtis was taken from us all too soon, and the group never got to fully move past this moment! Everything that made the first record great is here – but there's also a more cohesive approach to both the song structure, and the overall album presentation – so that the landscape of darkness we first viewed on Unknown Pleasures comes into even greater focus here – as the songs follow one another in a beautifully logical order, and the slight refinements in production make all the best elements of the musicianship – especially the bass and drums – even more powerful than before. Titles include "Twenty Four Hours", "Heart & Soul", "Decades", "Colony", "Passover", and "A Means To An End". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary limited edition pressing – on heavyweight clear vinyl!)

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Joy DivisionHeart & Soul (4CD set) ... CD
Factory/Warner, Late 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $54.99
A near-complete package of this legendary group – with the full albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, plus the Ideal For Living EP, material from Still, rare singles, compilation tracks, and live material too – almost everything the group ever recorded! CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Joy DivisionLove Will Tear Us Apart (long, short)/These Days ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
Maybe the group's most famous song – and it wasn't even included on any of their original albums, which makes owning a 12" single of the cut that much more wonderful! The song is served up here in two versions, and really benefits from the sonic brilliance of a large piece of vinyl – as does the tremendous "These Days" – equally catchy, but much more dark and moody! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joy DivisionStill ... LP
Factory, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were working on before Curtis died – material that still shows a much more Joy Division-centric aesthetic than the sound of New Order to come – and the package also features live material from 1980 – an interesting change from the studio sound of the group (even though the whole set was still produced by Martin Hannett!) Features the group's famous cover of "Sister Ray", plus "Glass", "The Only Mistake", "The Sound Of Music", "Exercise One", "Dead Souls", "Walked In Line", "Ceremony", "Shadowplay", "Transmission", "Decades", "Digital", and "New Dawn Fades". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, in the gatefold "folder" cover, with embossed text. Labels are lightly aged. Cover has light staining and waviness along the bottom.)

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Joy DivisionTransmission/Novelty ... 12-inch
Factory, 1980. Very Good (pic cover)... $16.99
One of those Joy Division 12" singles that's definitely worth owning as a separate piece of wax – because the raw power and moody energy of "Transmission" just flows perfectly out of the fast-spinning single with its extra-deep grooves! "Novelty" is great, too – one of those dark, almost scolding Ian Curtis gems – hiding bitterness that really drives the whole thing along! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Later UK pressing in the un-embossed cover, with some heavy ring and edge wear.)
Also available Transmission/Novelty ... 12-inch 18.99

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Joy DivisionTransmission/Novelty ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
One of those Joy Division 12" singles that's definitely worth owning as a separate piece of wax – because the raw power and moody energy of "Transmission" just flows perfectly out of the fast-spinning single with its extra-deep grooves! "Novelty" is great, too – one of those dark, almost scolding Ian Curtis gems – hiding bitterness that really drives the whole thing along! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Transmission/Novelty ... 12-inch 16.99

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Femi KutiAfrica For Africa ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Turns out, it DOES run in the family – a great talent for Afro Funk grooves, with the same deeply soulful elements that made Fela Kuti's music so great back in the 70s! This smoker from Femi was recorded at the legendary Afrodisia studios in Lagos – with a nice degree of edge in the mix, which really helps preserve all the grit in the grooves you'd hear in classic Afro Funk from years back! There's none of the too-polished, too-contemporary sounds that might otherwise hurt the energy of the group on record – and instead, all the best bottom bits of the percussion, the snakeyness of the keyboards, and the raspiness of the horns comes through beautifully. Titles include "Dem Bobo", "Nobody Beg You", "E No Good", "No Blame Them", "Make We Remember", "Can't Buy Me", and "Bad Government". CD

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ManhattansSweet Talking Soul – 1965 to 1990 (3CD set) ... CD
Shout Factory, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Sweet talking, soulful harmonies wonderful work from the mighty Manhattans – their hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s in one great package from Shout Factory! For as long as the Manhattans kept at it, and kept spinning out top notch work, it's a bit surprising that their somewhat underappreciated in the r&b and soul canon. Shout Factory to the rescue, with this 3CD set – with the excellent harmony rich r&b work of the mid to late 60s, the sophisticated string laden tunes of the 70s, and the more polished 80s work all in one place! The harmonies are impeccable throughout, and this kind of retrospective is as welcome as it is overdue! 45 tracks on 3 CDs: "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)", "Searching For My Baby", "Baby I Need You", "If My Heart Could Speak", "Cry If You Wanna Cry", "Back Up", "There's No Me Without You", "Do You Ever", "Am I Losing You", "Here Comes The Hurt Again", "Shining Star", "Honey, Honey", "Crazy", "Forever By Your Side", "Why You Wanna Love Me Like That", "I Won't Stop" and much more. CD

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New OrderPower Corruption & Lies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Factory/Rhino, 1983. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Arguably the most perfect record ever from New Order – a stunning second full length set that has the group emerging from the turgid depths of the early post-Ian Curtis years, and before the schmaltzy pop of the John Hughes generation! The electronics are wonderful – definitely a few generations ahead of their time, especially in the way they realize all the north England experimentation of the time, but bring it into more tuneful territory – yet never without losing its edge. The group produced the record themselves, and managed to hold onto lots of the best lessons learned from Martin Hannett – and there's a tightness and economy to the songwriting that holds up beautifully over the years. Titles include "Ultraviolence", "The Village", "We All Stand", "Your Silent Face", and the lovely "Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing – better than the original!)

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Rare EarthGeneration (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rare Earth/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
One of the rarest albums from Rare Earth – and one of the funkiest, too – an obscure soundtrack release from the end of the 60s, and a set that maybe has the group taking off in wilder directions than some of their other records of the time! Some tracks are nice and long, and the group use their trademark Detroit-bred mix of soul and rock in a really wonderful way – even stretching out on a few tunes by other folks too! Titles include "One World", "Child Of Fortune", "Nice Place To Visit", "Generation", "Satisfaction Guaranteed", "When Joanie Smiles", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition hot pink opaque vinyl pressing!)

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RevengePineapple Face EP – Pineapple Face's Big Day (remix, edit)/Pineapple Face (album)/Pineapple Face Calls It A Day ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(US pressing on Capitol. NOTE – Cover is mostly wavy from moisture, with a good amount of peeling and stuck-on paper on back.)

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RunawaysRunaways Live In Japan (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
The teen Queens Of Noise tearing it up live in Tokyo! From the beginning, the jaibait cultural baggage tended to cast a larger shadow than their music, which is damn shame, because The Runaways are badass, killer rock & roll band – and they prove that here in epic fashion – especially with the uber-excited Japanese fanbase – who really adored the band a huge way. Raw, glammy kickass rock. Come and get it boys! Includes "Queens Of Noise", "California Paradise", "All Right You Guys" their hard rocking cover of Lou Reed's late Velvets classic "Rock N Roll", "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin", "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are", "American Nights", "C'Mon" and "Cherry Bomb". LP, Vinyl record album

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Section 25Bad News Week/Bad News Week 2 (the cough mix) ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has heavy peeling and stuck on paper, with an unglued bottom seam.)

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Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Culture Factory (France), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last great pop records from Donna Summer – thanks to super huge radio and video play for the title cut – and to a huge amount of tuneful tracks put together by producer/arranger Michael Omartin! By this point, Summer isn't trying to fool anyone that she's a deeper soul artist – and has really relaxed into a reworking of her previous 70s disco mode – a catchier, more crossover-pointed style that kept Donna's fire going a lot stronger than most of her club diva contemporaries from the decade before. Titles include "She Works Hard For The Money", "Woman", "Stop Look & Listen", "Tokyo", "People People", and "I Do Believe". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Tammi TerrellIrresistible (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
An irresistible solo album from the great Tammi Terrell – the Motown singer who's best remembered for her duets with Marvin Gaye, and who hardly ever got a chance to work on her own! Despite that lack, though, this album's a standout classic – a slightly different take on the female Motown sound of the 60s, with production by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol – in a vibe that's maybe just hinting a bit at the sound to come – which makes us wonder how much Terrell would have given us in the 70s, if she hadn't passed from this planet all too soon! Titles include cuts by Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, and Fuqua himself – with tracks that include "I Can't Believe You Love Me", "Come On And See Me", "What A Good Man He Is", "He's The One I Love", and "Can't Stop Now (Love Is Calling)". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Mel TormeBethlehem Years ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
Excellent work from Mel Torme – material recorded in the late 50s for Bethlehem Records – easily one of our favorite periods in the career of the Velvet Fog! The tunes here are tremendous – numbers that are tightly jazzy, often with hip west coast backing from arranger Marty Paich – who really knows how to balance together swinging rhythms and warmer tones that perfectly suit Torme's unique vocal style. In fact, if we dare say it, as great as Mel is in other settings, he'd also probably admit that the Bethlehem sides were the high point of his recorded career – material he'd reference often in later years. CD features 16 tracks in all – including "Lullaby Of Birdland", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Lulu's Back In Town", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "It's All Right With Me", "Poor Little Extra Girl", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "I Got Plenty O Nuttin", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Ike TurnerEdge (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
One of the last Ike Turner albums to contain lead vocals by Tina – a set from the start of the 80s, issued right before Tina hit that huge solo career on her own! Tina's vocals come in early and are in very much in fine form – more in the mode she'd use on records to come than her sound back in the day, but lacking nothing at all in terms of her phrasing – even when Ike and the group take on tunes by some of the pair's contemporaries like Bill Withers, Shirley Caesar, and Elton John! Side two has Ike stepping into the vocal spotlight – a shift that may well have come from the rift between the two at the time – but his appearance is actually a great thing, and maybe creates a bit of freshness as he works here to front the Home Grown Funk band. Those tunes have more of an 80s funk approach – often with heavy basslines – and Ike tunes include "Lum Dum", "Party Vibes", "No Other Woman", and "I Can't Believe" – while Tina titles include "Lean On Me", "Use Me", "Shame Shame Shame", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Only Women Bleed". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". CD

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West, Bruce & LaingLive & Kickin' (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Rock & Groove/Culture Factory (Spain), 1974. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Don WilkersonPreach Brother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An excellent album by this lusty tenor player – and one of the rarest Blue Notes ever! Brother Don plays lean and mean, in a nice tight group that features Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom give Wilkerson a freer setting than he ever got working with his more famous bandleader, Ray Charles! The groove has a freer edge than on some of Wilkerson's other albums, with touches that almost reach a Latin sound at times – an influence most likely from Green's exotic work on guitar, and Higgins' wonderfully free rhythms. Titles include "Pigeon Peas", "Camp Meetin", "Jeanie Weanie", and "Dem Tamborines". CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!)

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VariousOnly Folk Collection You'll Ever Need ... CD
Shout Factory, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
Includes 30 tracks by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Dave Van Ronk, The Springfields, Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, and Tim Hardin. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousVisual Sound ... CD
Mattress Factory, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A CD-ROM catalog to the exhibition Visual Sound 2000-2001. Includes audio tracks from Rolf Julius, Takehisa Kosugi, Robin Minard, Qin Yufen, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tim BlakeCrystal Machine (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Egg/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that was often played in performance to front some trippy film installations (as shown on the cover) – which perfectly suited the stretched-out spacey style of his music! The vibe is maybe a bit like early Tangerine Dream, but with some of the warmer modes of the French electronic scene of the time – and titles include "Midnight", "Last Ride Of The Boogie Child", "Synthese Intemporal", and "Crystal Presence". LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent blue vinyl!)

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✨✧ Steve EarleLive In Nashvillle 1995 ... CD
Shout Factory, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Bill Monroe. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the track. And in keeping with Roy's work, the album has a sweet soulful feel, with lots of nice jazzy touches, cool vibes, and great vocals by Roy. Two long tracks, both classics: "2000 Black" and "Africa, Center of the World". Long overdue! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, and electric piano – it's also got a sad dirge-like sound that is incredibly soulful, and filled with sorrowful emotion that you don't normally catch on Fela's albums. Side two is especially great – as it's mostly instrumental, and features some great interplay between a spacey electric piano and the horn section. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! Lester Bowie guests on the track, and Fela's on piano, tenor, and alto. Also includes the cut "Dog Eat Dog", which is a slammin instrumental, with a very tasty groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, powerful, and Afrika 70 at their best! "Na Poi 75" begins with a cool spoken bit – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of Afrika 70 come into the mix and really funk things up! Drums are wonderfully skittish – kind of double-snapping, while the bassline dips nicely below – and the tune ebbs and flows in this really great way. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugh Hopper1984 (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
CBS/Culture Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever solo album from Hugh Hopper – best known as the bassist for Soft Machine, but an equally creative artist on his own! The album is a bit more experimental, and sometimes more jazz-based, than Hugh's work in the bigger group – a blend of odd acoustic sounds with slight electronic elements – sometimes a bit abstract, sometimes a lot more focused and tuneful! The album's a key underground expression from the bigger UK jazz rock scene of the time – proof that its more adventurous roots were still present in the best players – and Hopper's work here on bass, percussion, and mellophone is augmented by a shifting array of players who include John Marshall on percussion, Gary Windo on tenor sax, Malcolm Griffiths and Nick Evans on trombone, Lol Coxhill on soprano sax, and Pye Hastings on guitar. Titles include "Miniluv", "Minipax 1", "Minitrue", "Miniplenty", "Miniluv Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent red vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ike YardIke Yard ... LP
Factory/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare album on Factory Records – and one of the few records on the label done by an American group as well! Yet despite the rather obscure status of Ike Yard – who issued this set on Factory US – the overall vibe of the set is very much in the spirit of classic Manchester material from the post-punk years – often as dark and moody as some of the early Section 25 releases, and with these deep, dark textures emerge from the basslines, guitar parts, and electric drums all dancing in very shadowy space – almost as if Martin Hannett produced, even though he had nothing to do with the set. Titles include "Kino", "Cherish 8", "Half A God", "M Kurtz", "Loss", and "NCR". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ New OrderConfusion (voc, confused beats, inst, rough mix) ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), Early 80s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A breakin' classic – and the record that almost got Arthur Baker into a lot of trouble! The track's presented here in the original pic sleeve version – very abstract cover art and label notes, almost obscuring Baker's original relation to the tune – quite possibly why he felt free to issue his own US version of the track! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ New OrderThieves Like Us/Lonesome Tonight ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastically tuneful single from New Order – but one that also still has the group at their best pre-pop level! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light staining on the bottom half.)

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✨✧ UnkleLast Orgy – Special Remixes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mo Wax/Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousArt Of War – Who Dares Wins (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mo Wax/Toys Factory (Japan), 2000. Used 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Tommy Guerrero, DJ Shadow, Malcom Catto, Quannum, Psychonauts, Blackalicious, Muro, DJ Format, Ian Brown, South, Divine Styler, Beans & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GongLive At Sheffield 1974 (red & green double LP pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mantra/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful double-length live set from Gong – working here with a crucial lineup that features Daevid Allen on vocals and guitar – with added voice (including "space whisper") from Gilli Smyth, saxes and flute from Didier Malherbe, electronics from Tim Blake, guitar from Steve Hillage, and drums from Pierre Moerlin – a prog dream lineup all the way through! Tracks are nice and long – with that mix of sharp skills and whimsey that made this period of Gong so unique – and titles include the "Crystal Gnome" and "Radio – Gnome I & II" suites, plus "Mister Pyxie", "Deep In The Sky", "You Can't Kill Me", and "Titicaca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Iggy PopKiss My Blood (Live From Paris) (3LP splatter vinyl pressing – with tour poster & DVD) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory, 1991. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe box set on red, white & black splattered vinyl and with tour poster and DVD of the concert!)

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✨✧ Tangerine DreamTyger (yellow vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory, 1987. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent yellow vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ John CaleHelen Of Troy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersAngel (180 gram white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the last great album in the Ohio Players run for Mercury in the mid 70s – a set that's every bit as smooth, sexy, and funky as their other major label efforts from the time – and one that continued to refine the grittier funk of their roots! While the Players might be remembered for their over the top jams, the cuts here we love the best are the mellower steppers – tracks that still have plenty of funk in the mix, but hit a gentler groove, too – following the spacey soul legacy of "Sweet Sticky Thing". Titles on the album include "Glad To Know You're Mine", "Angel", "Merry-Go-Round", "Don't Fight My Love", "Body Vibes" and "Ohio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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✨✧ Leon WareMusical Massage (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Gordy/Culture Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70's! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the last minute by Marvin! For this set, Ware creates a very similar sound – mixing together smooth keyboards with subtle bits of funk and electronics, all wrapped up in his own sweet warm vocals, which sound better here than on any other album. The whole thing's filled with loads of beautiful tracks, including "French Waltz", "Journey Into You", "Phantom Lover", and the great "Turn Out the Light", written with Minnie Riperton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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✨✧ Durutti ColumnWithout Mercy (4CD set) ... CD
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record from Durutti Column – and a bit of a departure for Vini Reilly, given that there's more of an overall concept to the album! The set's an all-instrumental one – a bit different than his blue-tinged vocal work of the first few Factory albums – but it's still awash in that wonderful guitar style of his – airy and atmospheric, but surprisingly pointed, too – really one of the strongest instrumental voices to emerge from the British post-punk scene, even if it was one of the most subtle! The music adds in piano, bits of strings, oboe, and other elements – really opening up the incredibly lovely melodies of the songs – almost in a Penguin Cafe Orchestra mode, which might be a good comparison to the spirit of the set. This beautiful version features 4 CDs' worth of material – bonus tracks on the main album, including "All That Love & Maths Can Do", "Snowflakes", "The Sea Wall", "Profondeurs Des Eaux Des Laques", "Duet", and "Estoril A Noite". Then, there's also three full CDs of concert material – a Manchester show from 2011, a London show from 1984, and an Oslo show from 1986. CD

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✨✧ Happy MondaysPills Thrills N' Bellyaches ... CD
Factory/Elektra, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ William HookerMindfulness (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the looser, more experimental albums we've ever heard from percussionist William Hooker – done at a time when his fame was really reaching past the New York downtown scene! The set was recorded in San Francisco, and features the great Glenn Spearman on a variety of reeds, plus DJ Olive on turntables, and Hooker on both drums and a bit of spoken word – on long titles that include "Solemn Breath Knowledge/In This Earthy Body", "Living Organs/Parallel Planes", "Archetypal Space", "Principle Of Duality", and "Flow Rt 1 (Awake)". LP also features two bonus tracks not on the CD – "History & Futures" and "Architecture (Book Of Numbers)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on clear vinyl!)
 
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BGM (Takayuki Shiraishi)Back Ground Music ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's hardly background at all – as the tracks here have a lively, forward sort of energy that reminds us of our favorite post-punk experiments from the British and German scenes at the start of the 70s – done with a darkness that really resonates with the album's cover image too! There's hardly any vocals at all on the songs – other than muted, abstracted lyrics that are buried under brooding basslines, echoey drums, and fuzzy work on guitar and keyboards – all with a moody Factory Records sort of vibe – and by that, we mean Factory circa 1980, not the later sunnier years. Titles include "Neo Dancer", "And", "Repeat", "Membership Card", "Romantic Romance", and "Recovery Room". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2CD set – with bonus live show) ... CD
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". CD

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Crushed ButlerUncrushed ... LP
Radio Heartbeat, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Stunning pre-punk work from late 60s UK – and a set that really lives up to the promise of its title! We'll admit that we were a bit suspicious at first, but the strength of the work here is incredible – nothing like the psyche, blues, or jazz-inspired rock coming out of the British scene of the time – and much more in a mode that resembles American work by a rare few groups like The Stooges, MC5, or The Seeds. But even more than those three, there's a definite "punkness" here that's really riveting – a speed of tunes that's extremely unusual for the period, and a raw, simple, guitar-based groove that would almost have us thinking Posh Boy LA, if the lyrics weren't so heavily accented English! Titles include "It's My Life", "Factory Grime", "Love Is All Around Me", "Love Fighter", and "High School Dropout". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Judy GarlandStar Is Born (Harmony) ... LP
Harmony, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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Groove ThingAdventure ... CD
Eightball, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Basically a group made up of members that had also recorded under the Groove Collective name, with a few missing and some other folks brought into the fold. They're under the wing of Bill Ware, who'd also played in the acclaimed straight jazz group of young lions, the Jazz Passengers – a big part of the Knitting Factory scene. He teams up with Jay Rodriguez here though, for a set with a great NY acid jazz vibe, equal parts sampled beats and live playing, with crisp production that never gets too slick, and some nice soulful vocals on a number of cuts. Nine tracks in all, including "Groove Thing", "Too Late", "On The Sand", "Sly 2" and "Sax It Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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Heerlens Percussie EnsembleBiologic Music ... LP
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s – in work by artists like David Van Tieghem or Peter Gordon! The group use a mix of vibes, balafon, marimbas, and other percussion instruments – then add in occasional beats or other electric elements, but usually in a subtle way – that blend of global and European modes that was also surfacing a bit on the Crammed label at the time. All tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Black Africa", "Back To The Factory", "Kpanlogo", "Biologic Music", and "Adowa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus set of notes, and a download code!)

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✨✧ Ike YardNight By Night EP (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Les Disques Du Crepuscule/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A really moody record from the Les Disques Du Crepuscule label – a short set, and one that's full of plenty of experimental moments – maybe the sort of record that would have been more at home on Factory Records or 99! There's certainly some of the creative percussion you'd hear on the later label – often abstracted with processing, and mixed with electric drums too – in this heavy mix of deep bass, cold keyboards, and some very mysterious vocals! Titles include "Motiv", "Cherish", "Night After Night", "Sense Of Male", and "Infraton". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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Maximum JoyStation MXJY ... LP
Antarctica Starts Here, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
The only full album ever issued by Maximum Joy – a highly rhythmic group whose singles were one of the real bright spots of the post-punk years! At some level these guys move through some of the darker territory of The Pop Group, but with more of the groove of The Slits or ESG – and like those groups, they've got a female singer in the lead - the lovely Janine Rainforth – which really sets them apart, as does some of Rainforth's work on clarinet and violin! The group revels in moody production, scratchy guitar, heady basslines, and odd little sonic elements that seem to drift in and out of the mix on their own sort of whim! At times, there's almost a Factory Records spirit to the work, but the overall sound is more straightforwardly political and progressive – in keeping with Maximum Joy's links to the Rough Trade camp. Titles include "Searching For A Feeling", "Do It Today", "Where's Deke", "Temple Bomb Twist", "Mouse An Me", and "All Wrapped Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo drums from Donald – and the rest are all longer tracks, each featuring a key contribution from an established member of the downtown scene – Elliott Sharp on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, and Vernon Reid on guitar – who each duet with McKenzie on a number apiece, and really bring sort of an old school, almost Knitting Factory vibe to the set. And by that, we mean that classic venue in the 80s – at a time when everything it and its musicians were doing was very fresh and creative! Titles include "Elektra Jagger McKenzie", "Akai Gurley", "Ramarley Graham, and "Natasha McKenna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mills BrothersBest Of Mills Brothers Vol 2 ... LP
Famous Twinset, 1930s/1940s. Sealed 2LP ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a large Factory Sealed sticker.)

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MozartMannheim & Vienna Series E – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem K626 – Seefried/Pitzinger/Holm/Borg/Forer/Eugen Jochum/Choir Of The Vienna State Opera/Vienna Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Archiv Produktion (Germany), 1956. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some factory stickers.)

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Public Image Ltd.This Is Not A Love Song (orig, rmx)/Blue Water/Public Image ... 12-inch
Virgin (UK), 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(German pressing, in the embossed cover, with a factory sticker. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... LP
Whitfield, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record blends the band's more famous funky styles with smoother jazzy soul that's almost in a Minnie Riperton mode – and which is made even more so by the sweet lead vocals of Rose Norwalt. She's heard to best effect on the cuts "Wishing On A Star" and "Ooh Boy" – and other funkier numbers include "Do Your Dance", "Funk Factory", and "It Makes You Feel Like Dancing", which are all filled with great keyboards and nice spacey grooves. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a partially unglued seam, and a small stain on the top right corner.)

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Bruce SpringsteenDarkness On The Edge Of Town ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve and lyric insert. Cover has some wear.)

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Leigh StephensRed Weather ... LP
Philips, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
The first solo album from then recently departed Blue Cheer guitarist Leigh Stephens – and a great one! We knew good and well how wonderful the early Blue Cheer records were and still are today, but, pardon our ignorance – we had know idea Stephens early solo record was such a gem. The sound is less meaty and hard hitting as the BC records, and ultimately a freer and more exploratory sound, without ever compromising a strong groove underneath it all. The heavy psyche blues guitar sound is a major factory, but it beckons you along on the solo work rather than clobbering you right over the head. Excellent! Titles include "Another Dose Of Life", "Drifting", "Indians", "I Grow Higher", "Red Weather", "Chicken Pot Pie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Vinyl plays with a click through side 2, tracks 1 & 2.)

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 4 ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
The continuing genius of this really wonderful series – just about the only way you'll get to hear this wealth of work from the UK electro scene of the early 80s – most of which was only released on cassette at the time! These tracks follow strongly on the electronic sounds of scenes like Sheffield or Manchester – work that's much more underground than material by groups like New Order or Cabaret Voltaire – with maybe more of the darkness of the latter in their earliest days, and a continuing legacy to the starker, minimal modes – even when the songs have a bit of vocals. Perhaps a strong comparison might be the turn that Section 25 too with their classic From The Hip album on Factory – and titles include "Danse Electrique" by Beatmixer, "Going Out" by Silicon Valley, "Start Of Something" by Berserk In A Hayfield, "World Perfect (edit)" by WeR7, "I'll Get You For This" by Mystery Plane, and "Train" by Echophase". CD
(Includes CD booklet-sized reproduction of issue 3 of fanzine Purple Twilight.)

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VariousDIY – The Rise Of The Independent Music Industry After Punk ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
A brilliant overview of the depth and breadth of indie music in the UK during the late 70s and early 80s – most of it from labels so tiny, they make Rough Trade, Factory, and Creation look like the majors! A few of the artists here went onto become well-known, but the rest all remained quite obscure – and all of them are represented by initial singles issued on tiny imprints – most of them the kind of small-press 7" singles that were suddenly in heavy circulation in the punk and post-punk years. The styles here are a blend of experimental funk, industrial, and post-punk modes – similar to that served up on other Soul Jazz compilations of this period, but with a special focus on the DIY nature of the tiny labels. And that aspect is further enforced in the great notes – which not only offer up tune by tune tales of the releases on the set, but also tell the bigger picture of record labels and distribution during these years! Yet even without that special focus, the music here is more than great enough – and the set's a much needed revival of tracks that include "Shake The Foundations" by Glaxo Babies, "The Fish Needs A Bike" by Blurt, "Everything's Roses" by Fire Engines, "Slice 1" by The Naffs, "Ain't You" by Kleenex, "All Your Life With Me" by APB, "Looking From The Cooking Pot" by Russ McDonald, "Let's Build A Car" by Swell Maps, "You Can Choke Like That" by Biting Tongues, "Every Day I Die" by Frantic Elevators, "Fight For Peace" by Icon AD, "Tight As A Drum" by Thomas Leer, "The Slide" by Artery, "Spirit Of Youth" by The Last Gang, and "Distant Dreams (part 2)" by Throbbing Gristle. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear, nothing major.)

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VariousDjoon Experience – Compiled & Mixed By Black Coffee & Joe Claussell ... CD
BBE (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of sweet mix CDs from Joe Claussell and Black Coffee – each done in support of Djoon, the multi-cultural nightspot in Paris! Joe Claussell brings out all his best tones here – those cosmic elements mixed with earthier elements that have always kept his music grounded so firmly in tradition – a future vision, but one with a keen ear for the past as well – spun out over a mix that includes "Cross Roads" by Ron Trent, "Elektric Afrika (Joe Claussell rmx)" by The Bayara Citizens, "1960 What (Opolopo kick and bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "With More Love" by Joaquin Joe Claussell, "Once Again (morning factory edit)" by Reggie Dokes, and "Old Landmark (Joe Claussell's mission for today voc)" by The Djoon Experience with Kenny Bobien. CD 2 features Black Coffee working in slightly similar territory, but with a bit more of an edge, too – some harder beats and faster rhythms, but tracks that are still graced with plenty of warm touches too. Titles include "You & Me" by Keys Snow, "Surroundings" by Natz Efx, "Love Song 28" by Jullian Gomes, "All Alone" by Tumelo with Vikter Duplaix, "People With Bullets" by G Family, "We Are One" by Black Coffee with Hugh Masekela, "Avenue Of Dreams" by Sai & Ribatone, and "Get Over It (Sun-el Sithole rmx)" by Bucie. CD

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✨✧ VariousLouis Wayne Moody High ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the coolest packages we've ever seen from Numero – an album that's styled like a high school yearbook, right down to the faux leather cover and pages inside – which themselves have all sorts of fake autographs and messages from imaginary classmates! Yet the cover isn't just what makes this one great – as it sets the scene for a very cool musical wonderland inside on the record – rare late 60s rock gems, served up in a flurry of early psych, garage rock, girl group vocals, and other sweet modes – all to provide the soundtrack for some weird, David Lynch-like high school experience! A great evolution of the Numero Group aesthetic – with titles that include "I Was A Fool" by The Invaders, "Tell Me Not To Hurt" by The Shades, "Voodoo Doll" by The Werps, "King Of The Surf" by The Islanders, "So Much" by The Fastells, "Summer Winds" by Rob Kirk & The Word, "Ready C'Mon Now" by The Weejuns, "Goodbye To You" by The Shy Guys, and "Fade Sun Fade" by D & The Sugar Cane Factory. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AzymuthFlame ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warmly mellow grooves from Azymuth – a set that nicely lives up to the "Flame" in the title – and which shows the strengths the trio picked up during their years in the US! The sound here is round and soulful – a great fusion of the group's roots in the 70s Brazilian fusion scene, and some of the smoother styles of the California one – never in a way that's too soft or commercial. As usual, there's a heavy emphasis on the keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami – who also sings a bit in a wordless, scatting sort of way. Flora Purim joins in on vocals on the cut "The Textile Factory" – and other titles include "Tamal Vista Boulevard", "Rapa Poeira", and "Flame (O Amor E Chama)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2LP pressing – with bonus live show) ... LP
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Between 10th & 11th (2CD set – with bonus live show) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Donald FagenNightfly ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of jazzy magic from Fagen – stepping out from the cover of Steely Dan after the Gaucho album, and sounding pretty darn great on his own! The record is almost nostalgic, going back to a 50s of Brubeck, abstract expressionism, and pre-Castro Havana – filled with images that are a bit less oblique than those of Fagen's work with Steely Dan, and a love for the subject matter that makes us like the record even more. Musically, the set follows strongly from Gaucho, but has perhaps a bit more straight jazz – and titles include "The Goodbye Look", "Walk Between Raindrops", "IGY", "Green Flower Street", and "New Frontier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a Factory Sealed sticker at the top seam.)

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✨✧ Modern LoversModern Lovers Live ... LP
Beserkley, 1977. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jonathan Richman at his childish best – working live with a later version of the Modern Lovers, after he kicked out all the rock stars! Richman at this point was a fragile genius – really concerned (honestly) with "making music that didn't hurt kids' ears". As such, he spends a lot of time working through simple – and wonderful themes best summed up by the titles of tunes like "I'm A Little Airplane", "Hey There Little Insect", "New England", "Ice Cream Man", and "The Morning Of Our Lives". And while it's easy to say that this Richman isn't nearly as punk rock as you'd like him to be, there's also a strange appeal to these tunes – like Jonathan's retreated to a kind, gentle, safe space – after seeing all the damage that the punk rock kids he inspired had done! Honestly, we used to pass this one up all the time – but now we really dig it a lot! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ Johnny RiversLast Boogie In Paris – The Complete Concert ... CD
Varese/Soul City, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, expanded Shout Factory pressing.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from The Rolling Stones – a set that still draws on all the bluesy roots of their best 60s material, yet which also shows a sharper, nastier edge as well! The album shows the tremendous sense of focus and power the Stones had in this crucial late 60s stretch – a bold step forward that would give them some of their most memorable moments ever, launched by this sublime set of tracks that includes "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man", "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son", "Factory Girl", and "Stray Cat Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing in the gold border cover, with some light wear.)

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✨✧ Tones On TailAlbum Pop (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Beggars Banquet, 1984. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest thing to ever come out of Bauhaus – a stripped-down version of that group, with a sound that's stark, spare, and still wonderful after all these years! More Factory Records than goth – with the classic "Go" – plus "Lions", "War", "Happiness", "Christian Says", "Movement Of Fear", "Real Life", and "Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Eloise LawsAin't It Good Feeling Good (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic deep soul set from Eloise Laws – an early album recorded for Invictus Records, and done with stellar production from Brian Holland! The title cut's a monster, one of the best tracks on the label from the 70s – with some wonderfully spacey keyboards, funky drums and bass grooving! But there's loads of other strong cuts too – all with that great Invictus blend of masterfully produced, tight dancefloor soul – yet also served up with more than enough grit in the grooves to make the album a great one for funk fans too! Tracks include "Ain't It Good Feeling Good", "Where Did We Go Wrong", "I Believe In You Baby", "Love Goes Deeper Than That", "Put A Little Love Into It", "Camouflage", and "Make It Last Forever". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Love Factory", "You Made Me An Offer I Can't Refuse", "Tighten Him Up", "Touch Me", "Stay With Me", "Love Goes Deeper Than That (12" version)", and "Put A Little Love Into It (12" version)". CD
Also available Ain't It Good Feeling Good (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99
 
 
 



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