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✨✧ C&C Music FactoryDo You Wanna Get Funky/Got To Be Real (robi-rob's hip hop junkies mix, cj makintosh mix) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1994. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Durutti Column/Kevin Hewick/Blurt/Royal Family & The PoorFactory Quartet ... LP
Factory (UK), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, inluding the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a sticker spot, in nice shape otherwise.)

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Jammin' The House GeraldFactory Style EP ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1994. Very Good- ... $12.99
Includes "Get the Ho '94", "Hit Tracks", "Mutha F***** Party Hype", the club & beat mixes of "Black Women", and "Posse Up". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mint ConditionFrom The Mint Factory ... CD
Perspective, 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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RodanHat Factory 93 (gold vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Quarterstick, 1993. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Fantastic work from Rodan – a group who were almost as important to the Louisville scene as Slint – and whose members went on to other projects like June Of 44, Rachels, and Shipping news – to name just a few! The album is a beautiful performance – long-drawn and meditative – with muted vocals that fall nicely in the fuzzier wash of guitars, driven by slow-building drums – growing with intensity as the set moves on, in a shift between silence and power that maybe even tops som of their hippest contemporaries. Definitely one of those "shoulda been huge" performances – with titles that include "Jungle Jim", "Gauge", "Exoskeleton", "Bible Silver Corner", and the eleven minute "The Everyday World Of Bodies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited gold colored vinyl pressing – with downoad. Also includes poster.)

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Sister ActI Will Follow Him "Chariot" (follow him dub, i will techno him, techno 7", factory mix, factory dub, dog house mix, dog house edit) ... 12-inch
Hollywood, 1992. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousFactory Records – Communications 1978 to 1992 (8 LP set) ... LP
Factory/Warner, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8LP ... $143.99 149.99
A massive package of work from the legendary Factory Records label – that important Manchester home to Joy Division, New Order, and a host of other important UK groups in the post-punk years – a company that got plenty of our pocket change when we were young! Factory was always a cut above the rest – a company that let its artists be freely creative and always adventurous – as they recorded music that went on to have a huge impact on the shape and sound of modern music on both sides of the Atlantic, with a legacy that lasted long after the label closed its doors in the early 90s. This huge 8LP set brings together lots of magic moments from Factory – not just hits, but some great underground gems – titles that include "Deaf" by Crispy Ambulance, "Watching The Hydroplanes" by Tunnelvision, "Time Goes By So Slow" by The Distractions, "Digital" by Joy Division, "Brighter" by Railway Children, "Tasty Fish" by The Other Two, "Kinky Afro" by Happy Mondays, "Compressor" by Biting Tongues, "All At Once" by Stockholm Monsters, "Trickery" by Kalima, "Yashar (John Robie mix)" by Cabaret Voltaire, "Talk About The Past" by The Wake, "Cool As Ice" by 52nd Street, "Taste What's Rhythm" by Swamp Children, "Art On 45" by Royal Family & The Poor, "Knife Slits Water (LP version)" by A Certain Ratio, "Temptation" by New Order, "Messidor" by Durutti Column, "Love Tempo" by Quando Quango, "It's Hard To Be An Egg" by John Dowie, "Dirty Disco" by Section 25, "Nightshift" by The Names, "English Black Boys" by X O Dus, "Shack Up" by A Certain Ratio, "Eletricity (Factory version)" by OMD, and "Dolphin's Spurt" by Minny Pops. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a hefty box, with cool inner sleeves, and a booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Frankie KnucklesWhistle Song (Paul Shapiro reigns supreme 12 inch, EK 12 inch mix, Sound Factory 12 inch mix, Paul Shapiro supreme 7 inch mix) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1991. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frankie goes for the charts, but still with a very nice groove – and a deep bubbling under kind of sound that stays true to his Chicago roots! Still wish he would have used a real whistle, though! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch, some creases, and a light stain.)

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✨✧ TrafficShoot Out At The Fantasy Factory ... LP
Island, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles inlcude "Roll Right Stones", "Tragic Magic", "Evening Blue", and "Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original corner-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frankie KnucklesIt's Hard Sometime (FK classic club, R&B 12 inch, alternative 12 inch, factory dub) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1991. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A nice mid-to-down tempo house groover from Frankie, with a great jazzy feel, and at this pace this groove could work nicely in a stepper's set. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Herb AlpertRise (expanded edition) ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1979. Used ... $14.99
A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became an end-of-the 70s instrumental anthem that seemed to drift out of speakers around the country. The rest of the album's pretty great too – built on the modes explored by Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, and other soulful fusion players of the 70s – but cast out with a bit more drama overall. Titles include the seminal jazz dance classic "Rotation" – plus "Rise", "Street Life", "Aranjuez (Mon Amour)", "1980", "Angelina", and "Love Is". Expanded CD version has been re-sequenced by Herb himself – and features the bonus tracks "Rotation (alternate version)", and "Aranjuez (2007 dance mix)". CD
(Out of print Signature edition.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGo Home/Chi Congo ... CD
Calloway Records/Paula/Free Factory, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian & Paul WeSign Of 4 – Statement Of The Case/Science Of Deduction/Balance Of Probability (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, please note that there is a slice across the sleeve spine.)

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Miles BrownEvidence Of Soul & Body ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2019. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Durutti ColumnWithout Mercy (4CD set) ... CD
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs ... $24.99
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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✨✧ FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. Near Mint- 7LP Box Set ... $99.99
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his groove – not just finding the fierce rhythms that helped him forever change the face of African music – but also getting even more bold with his politics, at a level that made the man as much of a societal force as a musical one! The box features the records No Agreement, Yellow Fever, JJD, Coffin For Head Of State, Underground System, Army Arrangement, and VIP – all presented with their original cover art too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet and poster.)

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Fela & Africa 70Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1976. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Fela and Africa 70 are honed to razor-sharp perfection on these 2 albums from 1976! There's some incredible work on tenor sax on some of the cuts – especially "Ikoyi Blindness" and "Kalakuta Show", both of which begin with incredibly well-wrought solos that show Fela as an incredibly strong jazz-based player. The cut "Don't Make Garan Garan" is a slow building groover – one that starts with spooky tinny keyboards, mixes in guitar comping, and then kicks into a nice tight percussion riff. The CD's completed by "Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolow" – translated as "Slap Me Make I Get Money", an attack on the way that the rich bend the system of justice to their own needs. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Firesign TheatreFiresign Theatre's Box Of Danger – Complete Nick Danger Casebook (4CD boxset) ... CD
Shout Factory, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 4 CDs ... $26.99
... CD

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Flamin GrooviesFlamingo (hot pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kama Sutra/Culture Factory, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
One of the finest moments ever from The Flamin Groovies – a set that's awash in 50s rock and roll influences, yet filtered through the heady late 60s San Francisco scene – making for a mix that's completely compelling throughout, and unlike anything else we can think of! The Groovies might initially seem like retro-rockers, yet they've got this sharp edge that makes their music more of a commentary on rock and roll, and its roots as well – uttered beautifully at a time when so many others were falling into excess, but also done without any of the "roots" cliches that others were embracing in a much clunkier way! It's hard to sum up adequately, but the record's almost a leap forward from Gene Vincent over 60s psyche – but on its way to the rough edges embraced by the UK punk scene in years to come – kind of that odd space that the Modern Lovers hit with their Kim Fowley recordings, but much more rocking overall. Most numbers are originals from vocalist Roy Loney – and titles include "Comin After Me", "Headin For The Texas Border", "Second Cousin", "Childhood's End", "Jailbait", and "She's Falling Apart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited RSD Vinyl Club pressing – on opaque bright pink colored vinyl!)

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Hampton HawesMemorial ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), 1952. Used ... $7.99
... 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)... $29.99
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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Joy DivisionTransmission/Novelty ... 12-inch
Factory, 1980. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Later UK pressing in the un-embossed cover, with some wear. )

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Frederick KnightI've Been Lonely For So Long (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Stax/Culture Factory (France), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation that certainly owes something to the Muscle Shoals sound, but which comes off in a way that's a bit more organic, and less in the trademark style of the time. Organ features heavily on most numbers – matching Knight's vocals with a bubbling energy that cooks things up nicely – and tracks include the classic "I've Been Lonely For So Long" , plus "Trouble", "Now That I've Found You", "This Is My Song Of Love To You", "I Let Me Chance Go By", and "Your Love's All Over Me". CD

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✨✧ Gene KrupaComplete Sextet Studio Sessions ... CD
Jazz Factory, 1953/1954. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MiaowWhen It All Comes Down (Catechism)/Did She/When It All Comes Down ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a small peeled spot in the top right corner.)

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✨✧ New OrderLow-life ... CD
Factory/Qwest, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
New Order take a slightly sweeter turn for this mid 80s set – but still never lose the charm that won us from their first few records! There's a warmth here we might not have expected in the immediate post-Joy Division years – and a catchy tunefulness on some of the biggest crossover numbers on the set – yet, given the commercial dreck of the time, New Order are still way ahead of the pack – and from the perspective of these many years later, we're even more impressed at the way they manage to balance nascent pop sensibilities with some of the darker leanings of their roots. More than enough edgey guitar and moody basslines to please fans of the first two albums – on titles that include "Sunrise", "Elegia", "Love Vigilantes", "The Perfect Kiss", "Sub Culture", "Face Up", and "Sooner Than You Think". CD
(Out of print.)

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Iggy PopHippodrome, Paris 1977 ... LP
Culture Factory, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green vinyl pressing, still in shrink with obi.)

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✨✧ Section 25Crazy Wisdom EP ... LP
Factory Benelux (Belgium), 1985. Sealed ... $11.99
A really cool record from one of our favorite groups on Factory Records – a set when they were moving more into electronic and dance-oriented styles, but also working in a bit of their older psych elements too – maybe a vibe that's a precursor of some Creation and Manchester modes to come! Titles include "Dirty Disco 2", "Guitar Waltz", and "Crazy Wisdom". LP, Vinyl record album

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Silent PoetsWoman Like You – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Toys Factory (Japan), 1993. Used ... $7.99
Groovy soundtrack that this Japanese acid jazz group recorded for a film that we know nothing about. Lots of short instrumental cuts, with a different feel than their usual recordings. Some nice stuff that's very subtle, plus some other cuts that go over the top. Cuts include "Kick Back", "In the Clouds, "Dippin' Jam", and "So Dark" – plus covers of "Walk On By" and "I Will Survive". Japanese pressing. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ike TurnerEdge (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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TurtlesHappy Together – The Very Best Of The Turtles ... CD
Shout Factory, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousYoung Popular & Sexy ... LP
Factory, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ A Certain RatioACR Box (4CD set) ... CD
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great collection of work from one of the coolest, most compelling groups to record for the legendary Factory Records label – a combo who were contemporaries of Joy Division and New Order, but who had a very different sound! A Certain Ration – or ACR for short – had a wicked approach that was part funk, part punk – but often more soulful than contemporaries like Pigbag or Bush Tetras – a quality that only advanced as the group aged a bit, and learned to play their instruments even better than before! Factory was very committed to ACR right from the start – and in addition to key albums, they also recorded the group in many ways, which also yielded plenty of unusual tracks for singles, and plenty of unreleased material too. This package brings together all the best of those moments – and features 53 tracks that are a huge addition to their smaller catalog of LP releases – titles that include the previously unissued "Houses In Motion (demo)", "And Then Again (another version)", "Piu Lento (Peel Session)", "Nostromo A Go Go (demo)", "Backs To The Wall (demo)", "It's Trippin When I'm Fine", "Mello (JD 800 perc mix)", "Teko 4 An Answer (120 bpm)", "Samba 123 (demo)", "Some Day (ACR rework)", "Say What You Mean (unfinished demo)", "WSLU", and "Happy Meal" – plus "The Planet", "Turn Me On (7" edit)", "Fever 103 (Greetings 4 version)", "Loosen Up Your Mind", "All Night Party", "Thin Boys", "Blown Away", "Funaezekea", "Abracadubra", "Sommadub", "Guess Who (12" mix)", "Tumba Rumba", "Knife Slits Water (12" version)", "There's Only This", "Si Fermir O Grido (Touch cassette version)", "Brazilia (long)", "The Runner (Greetings 4 version)", and "Sounds Like Something Dirty". CD

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✨✧ Charles Boles Quartet featuring Ron EnglishBlue Continuum ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Gun ClubSex Beat 81 (yellow vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Culture Factory, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition translucent yellow vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Joy DivisionHeart & Soul ... LP
Factory (Italy), Late 70s/1980s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anton KarasThird Man ... LP
Soundtrack Factory, 1949. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely-packaged version of the famous score to The Third Man – featuring the legendary zither work of the great Anton Karas! Karas played in this tightly plucked style, mixing traditional elements with the right moody elements needed for the film – and the result was a score that was copied endlessly during the 50s, but which is rarely available in a proper form on reissue. This set includes not only the main "Third Man Theme", but a huge amount of incidental music from the film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing.)

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✨✧ Femi KutiAfrica For Africa ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2011. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shelly Manne SeptetWest Coast Sounds ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great record – the first full length sides recorded by Shelly, issued by the Dee Gee and Contemporary labels in 1953! The tracks are short and playful – very much in the "west coast sound" noted in the title, with Shelly playing the kit in a creative and lyrical way, joined by horn work by players that include Joe Maini, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Enevoldsen, Art Pepper, and Bob Cooper. The CD features 19 tracks in all – 8 from the Dee Gee sessions, and 11 from Contemporary – with titles that include "Gazelle", "Sweets", "Mallets", "Fugue", "Pooch McGooch", "All Of Me", "The Count On Rush Street", "Grasshopper", and "Afrodesia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ New OrderCeremony/In A Lonely Place (version 1 – green cover) ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic first single from New Order – issued here with the first take on the tune, which was recorded in the US at a time when the group, as Joy Division, were still reeling from the loss of Ian Curtis! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that amazing New Order sound so well. "In A Lonely Place" is great too – a paean back to the moodiness of Joy Division – but with a slight current of hope. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ New OrderMovement ... LP
Factory, 1981. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful early work from New Order – a stunning full-length set that brilliantly follows on the promise of their initial singles! Production is by Martin Hannett at the top of his game – almost even more sonically sensitive to New Order's work than that of Joy Division – especially given the additional electronics here. Tracks are all quite dark, but never too overdone – and although there's a hint of dancefloor energy, it's definitely second on the agenda in the music – since most tunes still have a moody post-punk feel. Titles include "Truth", "Senses", "The Him", "ICB", "Denial", "Doubts Even Here", and "Dreams Never End". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino pressing.)

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✨✧ Silent Poets with Mighty Bop & Extended SpiritSomeday (first impact mix, Mighty Bop rmx, Extended Spirit rmx) ... 12-inch
Yellow/Toys Factory (France), 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent crossover hip hop/R&B track from this smooth Japanese combo – with a bit of French remixing for good measure! Vocals are by The Anomalies, with sort of a chip on the shoulder kind of feel, and delivery that's a bit stiff – but the mixes are great, and totally up there with the strong instrumental groove of The Silent Poets' best tracks. Mighty Bop keeps it nice and lean, with a hip hop groove – while Extended Spirit add in loads of excellent spacey uptempo jazz funk keyboards, and drop the vocals! Nicely packaged, with a Japanese feel to the cover. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Durutti ColumnReturn Of The Durutti Column ... LP
Factory (UK), 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album from the early days of the Factory Records label – and a set that's quite different than the dark sounds of groups like Joy Division or Section 25 – but which is an equally essential part of that scene at the time! The set features mostly solo work from guitarist Vini Reilly – who plays these echoey lines alongside spare beats and wider washes of sound from producer Martin Hannett – these gentle instrumentals that are surprisingly tuneful, and completely haunting throughout – tracks that are lyrical but melancholy, and which aren't really jazz or rock, but a special space in between. The record fits perfectly in a small space of post-punk minimalism – alongside work by Young Marble Giants or Minny Pops – and titles include "Beginning", "Collette", "Sketch For Winter", "Conduct", and "Sketch For Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover.)

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

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that historic place – and the band grooves tightly in tracks that are a little bit shorter than usual, but which still burn with all the intensity of the later African recordings – almost a more focused approach that draws a bit more link between American funk before some of the freewheeling jams of the side-long Afro Funk tracks! Titles include "J'ehin J'ehin", "Egbe Mi O", "Who're You", "Buy Africa", and "Fight To Finish". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Factory/Rhino, 1979. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning little record – and one that still chills us to the bone after all these years! The set's the first (and one of the few) from Joy Division – and really set a whole new standard for the post-punk underground – thanks partly to the group's brooding sense of darkness, but also to the brilliant production from Martin Hannett – who uses slight bits of electronics to augment the group's stark guitars and Ian Curtis' moody vocals. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Disorder", "She's Lost Control", "New Dawn Fades", "Interzone", and "I Remember Nothing". Features bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print 2CD Collector's Edition with second live disc.)

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✨✧ New OrderBlue Monday/The Beach ... 12-inch
Factory, 1983. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A dark classic that broke out of the underground and forever transformed the world of dance music! "Blue Monday" has this infectious bass/keyboard riff that you'll recognize immediately – and which you've heard emulated a million times in electro house tracks from later on in the 80s. "The Beach" is more of the same – kind of a dub version of the hit. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(US Factory pressing, with silver inner sleeve, in the die-cut diskette cover.)

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✨✧ Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70He Miss Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records of the time – particularly in the way the guitars echo out next to the saxophones, which are often highlighted by the wonderful rhythms of the great Tony Allen! "Monday Morning In Lagos" is a really blue-tinged track that goes beyond the usual Afro Funk of the time – one of those moments when it seems as if there's a surprising link between Fela's Africa 70 group and Sun Ra's Arkestra. "He Miss Road" is a burning, building groove that has the keyboards layered up strongly with the saxes – and "It's No Possible" is a great side-long track with this really wonderful use of electric piano – again sometimes at a level that almost feels Sun Ra-like! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ New OrderCeremony/In A Lonely Place (version 2 – cream cover) ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second take of New Order's classic "Ceremony" – recorded by the band in England, after Gillian had joined the group – with a vibe that's maybe slightly less dark than the original take, almost as if she's helping the lads to put the death of Ian Curtis behind them – and find a way forward! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that amazing New Order sound so well. "In A Lonely Place" is great too – a paean back to the moodiness of Joy Division – but with a slight current of hope. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ A Certain RatioSextet ... CD
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, but by the time of this record, they've learned to play their instruments a bit more – and really have a way of twisting around all the inspirations they've lifted from American funk and Jamaican dub! The album features a great long take on the track "Knife Slits Water" – one of the group's catchiest tunes ever – plus the cuts "Below The Canal", "Rialto", "Rub Down", "Skipscada", "Crystal", and "Lucinda". CD

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerBest Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyLush Side Of Cannonball ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind of "all over the map" approach that Mercury used during Cannon's early years – before he'd settled down into the one-man soul jazz factory he later became – but it's also a great chance to hear Adderley working his horn in a style that doesn't show up much in later years. Hayman's orchestrations are less challenging than some of the Verve "with strings" sessions – but the overall work is solid, and the album's a dreamy mix of tracks like "I Cover The Waterfront", "Street Of Dreams", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Lonely Dreams", and "Two Sleepy People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with deep groove – in nice shape!)

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BGM (Takayuki Shiraishi)Back Ground Music ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $31.99
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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✨✧ Biting TonguesLive It Up ... LP
New Hormones/Cache Cache (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great early work from Biting Tongues – a group who gave Factory Records a few great singles in the mid 80s, but who are heard here a few years before – on an album that was only issued on cassette at the time! We've always loved these guys – and they've got a way of mixing the punk/funk of A Certain Ratio with some of the moodier currents of the Manchester scene – touched also by lots of great lines on trumpet and tenor sax, the latter of which almost gives their music some Blurt-like qualities! Yet the rhythms also move more in the cold wave mode – which mixes with the horns and live percussion to create a very cool blend – on titles that include "Denture Beach", "Read This", "Unhook That Boy", "Forty Three", "Evening State", "Or With Eyes Closed", and "Reflector". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or commercial as work from a few years later. The group balance things out well with a few mellower cuts – numbers that still have some sort of a groove, but one that's a bit more laidback, and which shows they're not just a funk-driven outfit. Titles include the massive hit "Let It Whip" – plus "Gamble With My Love", "Just Can't Wait 'Till The Night", "Shake What You Got", "Keep It Live", and "Let Me Love You Until". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Factory Sealed sticker on the bottom seam.)
Also available Keep It Live (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99

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DellsNo Way Back ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
Fantastic work from The Dells – a group who never seemed to stop turning out greatness – even as they made a shift between different labels in the 70s! This set's got The Dells moving from Chess Records to Mercury – but there's still a strong indie vibe to the set – thanks to Chicago production, and some work at the All Platinum soul factory in New Jersey – a perfect choice, given the wonderful harmony soul that label was putting out at the time! The songwriting is wonderful, and the range of voices is completely sublime – that harmonic range that few other groups could do as well as The Dells. A few tracks are supposedly from the Fred Williamson movie No Way Back, but we've never seen it – and titles include "I'll Try Again", "Adventure", "You're The Greatest", "No Way Back", and "I'll Make You My Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has some aging.)

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EP4Multilevel Holarchy ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The most unusual work we've ever heard from this very unusual Japanese group from the early 80s – a dubby, bassy combo who work somewhere in the territory of A Certain Ratio – but also have a complex sound that's all their own! The album only features two long tracks, but each is filled with lots of musical changes and sonic shifts – riffing guitars one minute, atmospheric sounds the next, weird noises at another spot, and filtered vocals that make the whole thing sound nicely creepy – even when there's a bassline that comes in and kicks up the rhythms! There's plenty of studio play going on here – almost as if Martin Hannett were behind the controls, charging the whole thing with his own sense of electricity – and the album's one that can definitely sit nicely next to the darker reaches of Factory Records. CD

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Express RisingFixed Rope ... LP
Express Rising, 2015. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A moodier, mellower record than usual from Express Rising – a set that's got a laidback, ethereal feel that really fits the image on the cover! The style here is less the classic funk of ER's debut, and more a moody blend of echoey guitar lines and slow-moving, watery rhythms – all in a instrumental style that recalls some of the best early Durutti Column albums on Factory Records, or maybe some of the more cerebral moments during the glory days of 4AD! The group's listed as a trio this time around – but in typical oblique fashion, we're not sure who's doing what – and how – but the resultant sound is mighty nice, and a real change than previous records. Titles include "Spirit Darts", "Perishable Looks", "Fixed Rope", "Names & Numbers", "Corners Of Your Eyes", "Long Distance Photo", and "Sycamore". LP, Vinyl record album

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Connie FrancisConnie & Clyde – Hit Songs Of The 30s ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Quite an unusual little album from Connie Francis – her attempt to join in on the Bonnie & Clyde album craze of the late 60s – but a set that's got a different feel than most! While others were steeped in country and bluegrass sounds, the approach here is mostly in a 30s pop vocal mode – playful arrangements from Don Costa, occasionally augmented to give them an "old time" feel in the studio – and vocals from Connie that are quite different than her usual pop modes – really changed up nicely to fit the different spirit of the tunes. Titles include "Ace In The Hole", "Gold Diggers Medley", "Connie & Clyde", "Maybe", "Button Up Your Overcoat", and "Am I Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and factory stickers.)

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✨✧ Al GreenCall Me ... LP
Hi Records, 1973. Sealed ... $49.99
Al Green, 1973 – what could be better? The king of Memphis soul is at the height of his powers here – working in a setting that yielded less chart hits than some of his other albums for Hi Records, but which is still as sublime as the rest – thanks to an undeniable studio magic guided by Willie Mitchell! The sound is full, but never slick or smooth – and Al's vocals are tremendous throughout (but honestly, did you expect anything less?) Titles include "Call Me (Come Back Home)", "Here I Am (Come & Take Me)", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and the beautiful "Have You Been Making Out OK?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with hype and Factory Sealed stickers!)
Also available Call Me ... CD 6.99

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Alex HaleyAlex Haley Tells The Story Of His Search For Roots ... LP
Warner, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Quite an unusual double-length set for the time – and a great example of the way that records often filled in on the market in the days before you could make money selling videotapes and DVDs! The 2LP set features Alex Haley telling the story of the material that went into Roots – his research and journeys, augmented by some personal recollections – presented here as a single spoken piece that takes up 4 sides of the album, with no additional backings at all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is aged, with a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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Stan KentonAdventures In Time ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good- ... $1.99
Later modern work by Kenton – but still pretty darn great! The album features arrangements by Johnny Richards – clever explorations in time that still swing with that nice Richards touch, played by a group that features a number of lesser-known younger players, including Don Menza, who's pretty great on tenor. Titles include "Commencement", "Apercu", "Artemis & Apollo", "Septour From Antares", and "Quintile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a large factory sticker.)

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Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omnivore, Early 60s/1976. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An audio document of the genius of the Ernie Kovacs TV show of the early 60s – served up with almost as much dynamic energy as the show itself! Given the lack of visuals, the focus here is mostly on dialogue-heavy routines – so there's less of the wordless musical numbers that are often pointed to in examples of the show. But that approach makes the record a great one from a comedic perspective – and really gets at the sly, subtle sense of humor that would have made Kovacs a key talent in films and broadcasting for years to come – had his life not ended at a tragically young age. Includes some great Percy Dovetonsils segments, plus "Albert Gridley", "World's Strongest Man", "Tom Swift", "J Walter Puppybreath", "Strangely Believe It", "Pierre Ragout", and "Question Man". CD also features bonus material – "Hot Nudniks", "The Inch Worm", "It's Been Real", "Your Own Crime Syndicate", "Choco-Spin Factory", and "Little Kapusta Cyclotron Kit". CD
Also available Ernie Kovacs Album ... LP 6.99

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Allen LoweAvant Garde Of Our Own – Jews & Roots Radical Jewish Acculturation – Disconnected Works 1980 to 2018 (8CD set) ... CD
ESP, 1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 8CD ... $68.99
An incredible legacy of jazz – one that's certainly as disconnected as promised by the title, but which stands as a much-needed look at the many-sided talents of tenorist Allen Lowe! The set's on ESP Records, but often has sounds that are somewhat straight ahead – although often in a way that's a bit more than you might expect – as Lowe's a player with a strong knowledge of older generations of jazz, but who can put things together with a very contemporary ear – maybe best summed up in the Avant Garde Tribute To Louis Armstrong – a Knitting Factory performance that's part of this set. Lowe works with a compelling range of musicians throughout – maybe most importantly, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, who shows that in the 80s and 90s, he was still very open to new ideas – as well as Percy France and David Murray on tenor, Randy Sandke on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Matthew Shipp on piano and Farfisa organ – and many others along the way. The massive 8CD set features countless rare recordings from over 40 years of Lowe's career – private recordings, live sets, and lots more – a huge addition not just to his own catalog, but a revelation of a connecting web on the east coast scene for decades! CD

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Magic SamMagic Sam – Blues Masters Vol 3 ... LP
Blue Horizon, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $22.99
Lots of late 50s Chicago work – done with help from Willie Dixon and Sly Johnson on bass, Harold Burrage on piano, Billie Stepney on drums, and Shakey Jake on vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 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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Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". CD
Also available Mind Transplant ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rockin RamrodsRockin Ramrods (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
These ramrods are plenty rocking – a great gritty band from the Boston scene of the 60s – and one that's completely on fire with a mix of garagey numbers, and a few surprisingly dark little tunes! The music often has the guitars folded right into the rhythms, and some numbers have organ lines that beat most of their challengers – a list that would include The Mysterians all the way up to The Lyres – and it's clear that the Boston legacy was in very great hands during the short span this group issued rare singles for labels that include Plymouth, Bon Bon, Explosive, and Claridge – all of which are included in this great collection. Titles include "Jungle Call", "She Lied", "I Love You No More", "Play It", "Indian Giver", "The Girl Can't Help It", "You Went Away", "Mister Wind", "Bright Lit Blue Skies", "Willie's Plastic People Factory", and "Tears Melt The Stones". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenDarkness On The Edge Of Town ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
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 printed inner sleeve.)

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Tangerine DreamPink Years Albums (Electronic Meditation/Alpha Centauri/Zeit/Atem) (4CD set) ... CD
Ohr/Reactive (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99
For great albums from Tangerine Dream – each packaged here in tiny LP sleeves, with a small poster too! Electronic Meditation has a title that's a perfect summation of the way that Tangerine Dream approached their music – and it also really describes what made them so unique at the time! Rather than try to push the boundaries of electronics with a sense of force or urgency, the trio of Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze, and Conrad Schnitzler really take their time – working inside an abandoned factory to create the sounds for this initial debut – acting as their own producers, too – really starting the strong legacy of German experimental recordings of the 70s, in which the studio was as important as the instruments themselves! Given that Schulze would later work in Ash Ra Tempel and on his own famous records – and Schnitzler soon formed Kluster – there's a lot of genesis going on here. But the whole thing's also pretty darn great on its own, even without the history – and has a much darker edge than some later work by Tangerine Dream. Titles include "Genesis", "Journey Through A Burning Brain", "Resurrection", "Ashes To Ashes", and "Cold Smoke". Alpha Centauri is pure genius from Tangerine Dream – a record that came out right at the start of the 70s, and immediately cemented the group's reputation as one of the most inventive electronic acts of the decade! The tracks are long and spacious here – very much in the territory of some of the group's Krautrock contemporaries, but with more of a sense of openness, and patience – as they never rush things at all, while layering together their unique blends of guitar, organ, percussion, flute, and anything else they can think of – even a coffee machine! Chris Franke handles the electronics, but Steve Schroyder abstracts them with "several echo machines" – while Edgar Froese helps them all remember to keep things tuneful at times. Tracks include "Sunrise In The Third System", "Fly & Collision Off Comas Sola", and the side-long "Alpha Centauri". Zeit is one of the moodiest early albums from Tangerine Dream – a record that really lives up to the eclipse on the cover! There's maybe more "bottom" here than some of their other work – swirling shadows that resonate with some of the more isolated sounds – almost as if the group is trying to invent the 4AD production style, years ahead of its time! Titles include "Birth Of The Liquide Plejades", "Nebulous Dawn", "Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities", and "Zeit". Atem has long tracks that maybe bring a stronger current of noise to the music of Tangerine Dream – a set that follows the longer abstractions of the Zeit album, but with even weirder elements too! The sound isn't exactly pre-industrial, but also isn't far off either – and titles include "Atem", "Fauna Geni", "Circulation Of Events", and "Wahn". CD

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✨✧ Bernard WrightAfter You (new mix, new dub)/Yo Nard ... 12-inch
Manhattan, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Two souped-up electro groovers from Bernard Wright – produced by Marcus Miller & Lenny White, with more than enough breaks and pops to make a factory of linoleum groover! "Yo Nard" is probably the best – as it's over the top electro with a poppy edge. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy. Label has some marker.)

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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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VariousFunky Hot Pants – 14 Super Rare Original Funk Monsters From The Early Seventies ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
A compilation of funky funky singles from the early 70s – rare and blazing numbers from 8th Avenue Express, Carleen & The Groovers, Ricky Calloway, Soul Hustlers and more – a sterling collection assembled by Soul Patrol Records! Funky Hot Pants is heavy with funky soul numbers with a mix of instrumentals and vocal cuts – full of thundering funky drums, punchy horns, and vamping guitar riffery – with a few recognizable numbers and others that we've never seen until now! 14 tracks on the CD version. Titles include "Funky Hot Pants" by 8th Avenue Express, "We Do It All Up In Here" (Loosen Up)" by Fantastic Epics, "Got A Gig On My Back" by Kenny & Soul Explosions, "Get On The Case" by Funk Factory, "Super Party" by Soul Hustlers, "Right On" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Soul-69" by Soul Dukes, and "Shake Your Funky Butt" by Community Effort. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUneven Paths – Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 to 1991 ... CD
Music From Memory (Netherlands), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Really cool sounds from the European underground of the 80s – mostly music that's quite far from the pop in the title, as much of it is quite understated, and comes from the farther reaches of the post-post-punk scene! These tracks aren't nearly as dark as the cold wave sounds of the same time, and instead they often evoke more warmly lyrical elements, with a style that's tuneful, but still offbeat – kind of like some of the more obscure mid 80s work on Factory Records, particularly Factory Benelux – or records on Les Disques Du Crepuscule. So don't take the "deviant" in the title to mean that these guys are up to something dark or dangerous – as the songs here represent the freedom of the time for artists to be as sweet and playful as some of their contemporaries were moody and forbidding. Titles include "Tambo Machay" by Lost Gringos, "What You Are" by Pete Brandt's Method, "Cada Dia" by Nightfall In Camp, "Komoma Ya Ya Ya" by Miko & Mubare, "Listen Over The Ocean" by Violet Eves, "Pictures Of Departure" by Tony Hymas, "No Lie" by John Makin & Friends, "Jessica" by Nonobstant, "Happy New Year" by Harte 10, and "Comfortable Gestures" by Steve Beresford. CD

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VariousWorld We Live In – Holland/Dozier/Holland Compilation (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Massive soul from the start of the 70s – some of the heaviest cuts ever put together by the Holland Dozier Holland team – all issued on their own family of labels after the trio split with Motown! The work here is way deeper than their Motown sides – maybe more in the territory of Norman Whitfield, Westbound Records, and some of the other great work coming out in that second wave of soul from Detroit – more progressive and more righteous overall, often with more emphasis on the bottom groove too! As you'd guess from the cover, the tunes all appeared on the HDH labels Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant – and titles include "Cheeba" by The 8th Day, "New Breed Kinda Woman" by Lamont Dozier, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, "Sliced Tomatoes" by The Just Brothers, "Crumbs Off The Table" by Laura Lee, "Working On A Building Of Love" by Chairmen Of The Board, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Sunday Morning People" by Harrison Kennedy, "Don't Leave Me (inst)" by Lamont Dozier, "Breakdown" by Parliament, "I Shall Not Be Moved" by Barrino Brothers, "Sittin On A Time Bomb" by Lee Charles, "The World We Live In" by The Politicians, "I'm Bugging Your Phone (part 1)" by Smith Connection, "I Got It (part 1)" by New York Port Authority, and "Want Ads" by Honey Cone. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Allman Brothers Band/Gregg AllmanAllman Brothers Band/Greg Allman – 5 Classic Albums (Allman Brothers Band/Idlewild South/Brothers & Sisters/Laid Back/Best Of The Allman Brothers Band)(5CD set) ... CD
Universal, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes slipcase. Individual CD's are still factory sealed!)

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✨✧ Camberwell NowEP Collection (Meridian/Greenfingers) ... LP
Modern Classics/Light In The Attic, Mid 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great LP package that brings together the two important EP releases from Camberwell Now – that excellent group formed by Charles Hayward after the dissolution of This Heat! The first half of the set is from Meridian – the group's first effort, and a wonderful batch of music that kind of takes an earlier Brit prog sound into the post-punk years – a bit like some of Robert Wyatt's material of the time, as are the vocals – but with maybe more of the sense of sound and texture that you'd expect from Hayward! Overall, the music is far less rhythmic than his previous efforts – but that's what makes it great – almost a weirder abstraction of sounds you might hear on Factory Records. Titles include "Cutty Sark", "Trade Winds", "Splash", and "Pearl Divers". Greenfingers is the last recorded material from Camberwell Now – an EP released in 1987, but one with a sound that feels much more like the UK indie scene of 5 years before – especially that point when groups were breaking past straighter punk, and really trying to integrate some new ideas with their music. There's definitely a continuation of the Robert Wyatt vibe – on both the vocal performance, and some of the moodier electronics – and titles include "Greenfingers", "Element Unknown", "Know How", and "Mystery Of The Fence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Minimal CompactDeadly Weapons ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1984. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dark set of post-punk work from Minimal Compact – a Middle Eastern group who found a home in the increasingly creative roster of Crammed Discs at the time – and who are working here with a fair bit of Tuxedomoon touches! The group's sound has some slight ethnic undercurrents, twisted around a much more prominent Factory Records-like guitar-based style. Vocalist Samy Birnbach's got a flat, hollow tone that clearly carries the torch that Ian Curtis left behind – and the set features the group's mini "hit" "Next One Is Real", plus the tracks "The Well", "There's Always Now", "Nada", "Not Knowing", and "Deadly Weapons". CD also features 6 bonus tracks – including "Introspection", plus remixes of other tracks from the album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet ... CD
Abkco, 1968. Used ... 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". CD

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✨✧ T RexTanx ... CD
Relativity/Marc On Wax (UK), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Near-peak material from T Rex – the still great Tanx – with the hard-charging heaviness, swaggery Bolan charisma and all around blazing rock & roll onslaught as crushing as ever! Includes "Tenement Lady", "Rapis", "Born To Boogie", "Life Is Strange", "Shock Rock", "Electric Slim & The Factory Hen", "Mister Mister", "The Street & Babe Shadow" and "Left Hand Luke". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Flora Purim & AirtoMagicians ... LP
Crossover, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A mid 80s album from Flora and Airto – a record that has the pair working in a relatively smooth style, typical of some of Concord's productions of the time – a touch on the California side at times, but managing to come up with some nice Brazilian grooves at others! The whole thing's a sweet extension of the sound the pair was going for on some of their late 70s albums – wonderfully soulful, but with a soaring Brazilian fusion approach that's mighty nice – beautifully sparkling, and with a groove that's similar to some of Tania Maria's best from the same time. Titles include "Sweet Baby Blues", "Garimpo", "Esquinas", "Bird Of Paradise", "The Magicians", "Jennifer", "Jump", "Two Minutes Of Peace", and "Love Reborn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and factory stickers.)

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✨✧ Dome (Gilbert & Lewis)Dome 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Dome/Editions Mego (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Further amazing sounds from the duo of Gilbert & Lewis – material recorded right after their famous start in Wire – but with a completely different mode overall! There are occasional vocal passages that definitely echo the spirit of Wire, but in a very different way – more post-punk overall, and mixed with offbeat electronics that get very dark and which sounds like the more experimental sides of the young Factory Records – mixed with other passages that are more spacious, and maybe recall some of the German electronic experiments of the period. The mix of modes is great, and the record is full of surprises throughout – definitely a step forward from 154, but also a record that echoes some of the energy of that album too. Titles include "Long Lost Life", "Reading Prof B", "Ritual View", "Twist Up", "Keep It", "The Red Tent (parts 1 & 2)", and "Breathsteps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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✨✧ Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost feels like he's sampling old records from the catalogs of labels like 4AD, Factory, or Creation – then using those sounds in the background to create these really unique colors and sonic elements – all while working on lyrics that are relatively straightforward! Imagine if David Sylvian ever produced a soul record, and you'll get part of the picture – but Clark is definitely his own man throughout, on titles that include "Evil Woman", "Feel This Way", "Maria Under The Moon", "On & On", "Did I Hurt U", "Days Like This", and "What Can I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ In EmbraceToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Glass Redux (UK), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The most obscure album from In Embrace – a group who were already a pretty darn obscure corner of the UK post-punk scene to begin with! The "group" is really Gary Knight – who works with various collaborators over the years – in a way that's got a nicely personal quality, maybe somewhere in the territory of The Gist or Young Marble Giants, but with some of the more moody singer/songwriter currents of Cherry Red – especially as Knight brings more energy to his vocals, although still with a flat-toned sort of darkness. There's more post-punk energy here than cold wave electro chill – with maybe echoes of Factory Records too – and titles include "Embrace The Base On Sunday", "Love Among The Crumbs", "With A Satin Finish", "Uniform & Unicorn", "Emotional Punchbags", and "Stretch". Also includes 9 more bonus tracks – including "Shadow & Substance", "Writing Pictures", "Fluid", "Liquid", and "Chocolates For Breakfast". CD

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✨✧ Al ManfrediBlue Gold ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The lost legacy of Al Manfredi – a south Cali singer who made a short splash with a garage combo in the 60s, then quickly retreated to a quiet life behind the counter of a music store! Yet during that time, Al was secretly work on his own – using multi-track technology to create these beautiful, bittersweet songs – tunes that would be completely ruined if they were ever set to bigger arrangements, or recorded by a major label – even though many of them sound like the kind of songs that could have been huge! Instead, their obscurity is what makes them real musical treasures – sung by a completely honest, down to earth voice – often harmonizing alongside himself – and accompanied by some surprisingly complex guitar parts, alongside bass and drums. This reissue does plenty to restore the lost Manfredi legacy to life – and includes the few tracks from his rare self-released album, plus full notes, and more music too. Titles include "Of The Sea", "I Don't Live Today", "Five Six", "Let It Alone", "Foggy Night", "Empty Of Your Possession", "What A Way To Be Laughing", and "Blue Gold" – plus tracks by Al's earlier band, Lost & Found – "Don't Move Girl" and "To Catch The Sun". 2CD version features added tracks "Can Be Near You", "Basking", "What A Way To be Laughing (acoustic)", "Star Factory", "Never With You (acoustic)", and "Just Can't Stay Away". CD
Also available Blue Gold ... LP 49.99
 
 
 



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