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FallGrotesque (After The Gramme) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
The first great punk rock album of the 80s! The Fall are at their ragged, blurry best on Grotesque (After The Gramme), with Marc E. Smith balancing bored, barbed witticism and coy sarcasm brilliantly over the bands patented tinny trudge. As with the Fall's other great albums, it's difficult to make out just Smith is saying most of the time, but you still get the point. So many indie rock bands owes the inspiration for their career to songs like "New Face In Hell" – and other tracks include "City Hobgoblins", "Put A Block", "Container Drivers", "Pay Your Rites", "Impression Of J. Temperance" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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FallRough Trade Singles ... LP
Rough Trade/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic early work from The Fall – some key singles issued by the Rough Trade label as 45s during the first few years of the group – already a great showcase for the mad wit of Mark E Smith! While we love the albums from this time, these singles are maybe the songs we go back to again and again – as they sometimes have surprisingly catchy hooks, even while maintaining an edge – and often resonate with that Smith sense of humor that sometimes takes a few listens to pick up on! Tracks include "Totally Wired", "Putta Block", "How I Wrote Elastic Man", "City Hobgoblins", "The Man Whose Head Expanded", "Ludd Gang", "Kicker Conspiracy", "Wings", "Container Drivers", and "New Puritan". LP, Vinyl record album

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FallTotale's Turns ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An early Fall live album and a fiery set that captures the coy, cynical genius of Mark E Smith and prime era of the band it's shambling best! At this early point, the Fall's studio recordings were pretty much live, too, but the presence of an audience makes all the difference – a tension and controlled sense of frenzy that's pretty amazing. 11 tracks including "Firey Jack", "Rowche Rumble", "In My Area", "Choc-Stock", "That Man", "New Puritan", "No Xmas For John Quays" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FallBend Sinister ... CD
Beggars Banquet (UK), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ FallDragnet (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Step Forward/Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the boldest early statements from the legendary Fall – a set in which all their energy and mad tunecraft really comes together, and forever put the group on the map! There's a sense of song structure here, but still plenty of noise and weird bits – music that really shows just how much the leftfield landscape can change, a few short years after punk – and open up not only to sonic experimentation, but also the kind of well-penned, cut-up lyrics that made Mark E Smith one of the best writers of his generation! The whole thing's great – still as powerful today as it was in 1979 – and titles include "Muzorewi's Daughter", "Choc-Stock", "Spectre Vs Rector", "Put Away", "Dice Man", "Printhead", and "Psykick Dancehall". This 3CD set is incredible – as CD1 features bonus tracks that include "Rowche Rumble", "In My Area", "Firey Jack", "2nd Dark Age", "Psykick Dancehall No 2", and alternates of the "Rowche Rumble" single sessions. CD2 features a 13 track live set recorded in Retford in 1979 – and CD3 features 11 more live tracks, recorded in Los Angeles in 1979. CD

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✨✧ FallLive At The Witch Trials (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This album is early Fall at their best – raw, edgey, and also surprisingly witty at times too – an amazing showcase for the young talents of Mark E Smith, and a key bridge between punk energy and the more creative styles of the post-punk generation. The sounds are incredible – especially considering the relatively standard instrumentation – and the record's really one that has The Fall working with the same sonic force as The Swell Maps – using noise as much as their guitars, and creating an amazing soundscape for the always-biting lyrics! Titles include "Mother Sister", "No Xmas For John Quays", "Rebellious Jukebox", "Frightened", "Live At The Witch Trials", "Music Scene", and "Futures & Pasts". 3CD set is an amazing package – as CD2 features 18 tracks from singles, rehearsals, and live BBC sessions – including "Various Times (extended)", "Bingo Master", "Psycho Mafia", "Repetition", "It's The New Thing", and "Last Orders (live)". CD3 features a full 12 track live show – recorded in Liverpool in 1978! CD

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✨✧ FallHex Enduction Hour By The Fall ... LP
Kamera/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our key go-to albums by The Fall – a set in which all their early promise really came into focus – with even more wit and power than before! The jagged lyricism of Mark E Smith is razor-sharp – as is the instrumentation, which is heavy on that trademark noisy guitar from Craig Scanlon, weird keyboards from Marc Riley, and the driving power of the double drummers in the group! The music is every bit as textually explosive as the words on the cover – and titles include "Who Makes The Nazis", "And This Day", "Jawbone & The Air Rifle", "The Classical", "Mere Psued Mag Ed", "Fortress/Deer Park", and the classic "Hip Priest". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FallRoom To Live – Undilutable Slang Truth! ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The greatest album ever by the Fall? We're always tempted to say so – because there's something here so perfect, so focused, it's hard to think of a better album to illustrate the genius of Mark E Smith! The rhythms are weirder, the lyrics more poetic, and the guitars a bit more razor sharp than before – yet the record's also not going as easily for the catchy hooks and clever turns of phrase that would take a bit of steam out of the whole Fall sound in years to come. Darkness, but delivered with a smirk – and a record that still brings us limitless joy today! Titles include "Joker Hysterical Face", "Hard Life In The Country", "Marquis Cha Cha", "Room To Live", "Papal Visit", and "Solicitor In Studio". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FallI Am Kurious Oranj (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beggars Banquet, 1988. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A big crossover moment for The Fall – a set of songs that were originally created for a ballet, but which also stand as some of the group's catchiest work to date! The vocals of Mark E Smith are loud and proud on all numbers – and often have the sharply rhythmic element the group really unfurled on "Crusier's Creek" a few years before – that way of being sing-song and catchy, even if most of the listeners can't really understand the lyrics! Guitars are nice and dark – and sonically, the group haven't fallen far from the tree – on titles that include "Kurious Oranj", "Wrong Place Right Time", "New Big Prinz", "Bad News Girl", "Cab It Up", "Van Plague", and "Yes O Yes". LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary orange colored vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ FallMedicine For The Masses – The Rough Trade Singles (5 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Rough Trade/Sanctuary (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early genius from The Fall – and a real turning point too! The songs here represent a time when Mark E Smith was really getting his groove on – finding a way to balance noise and humor like nobody else before or since – and working in a subtle surprisingly literate agenda, while still able to match the energy of the rest of the scene at the time! In a word, these singles could play to the masses while transforming them at the same time – all with a power that made the group completely unique, and imbued with a richness that really rewards repeated listenings over the years. Box set features four full singles – one of them a 2 x 7" release – all with original artwork – the songs "How I Wrote Elastic Man", "City Hobgoblins", "Totally Wired", "Putta Block", "The Man Whose Head Expanded", "Ludd Gang", "Kicker Conspiracy", "Wings", "Container Drivers (John Peel session)", and "New Puritan (John Peel session)". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Indie exclusive – just 500 copies! Also includes a set of buttons!)

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ChingyBalla Baby (radio, inst, street)/Fall N (radio, inst, street) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 2004. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Cold Blood, Tower Of Power, Hammer, & OthersSan Francisco Sampler Fall 1970 ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good ... $1.99
A collection of soul, funk, and rock tracks on the Atlantic subsidiary San Francisco, from the early 70's. Tracks include "Shop Talk" and "Too Many People" by Cold Blood, "Social Lubrication" and "Sparkling In The Sand" by Tower Of Power, "Tuane" by Hammer, and "Wait For The Light" by David Lannan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and seam splitting.)

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Robert FrippLet The Power Fall ... LP
EG, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanCan't We Fall In Love Again ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good- ... $1.99
Phyllis Hyman's nicely balanced here between the two key sides of her early career at its best – working with straight soul production from Chuck Jackson, and slightly more complicated grooves handled by Norman Connors! The pair really bring a nice sense of balance to the record, and in a way the set may well be one of the deepest that Hyman cut during the 80s – a set that avoids some of the too-classy or too-contemporary modes that later held back her vocals a bit – and which instead goes for all the warmth and sensual soul that first made Phyllis rise to fame during the 70s! There's a gentle glow to the record that really shines through – a sense that even in the studio, working for a label like Arista, Phyllis Hyman could work with the same deep spirits as the more righteous albums of her youth. Titles include "Can't We Fall In Love Again", "I Ain't Asking", "Sunshine In My Life", "Don't Tell Me, Tell Her", and "Just Another Face In The Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Killing JokeLet's All Go (To The Fire Dances)/Fall Of Because (live)/Dominator (version) ... 12-inch
EG (UK), 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear, cutout notch, and US promo sticker.)

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William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 29.98
A really wonderful collection of music from the legendary bassist William Parker – and one that finally brings a light to an under-illuminated side of his talents – his work with different singers over his long and creative career, all collected together here in a great 3CD set! Make no mistake – this isn't a "best of", or anything like that – as a good deal of music appears here for the first time ever, and lots more of the tracks are from albums that have long vanished from the record racks – which makes the whole thing almost like a new album from Parker overall. Players include Parker on bass, Yuko Fujiyama and Eri Yamamoto on piano, Rob Brown on alto, Steve Swell on trombone, and a number of others – including nearly a full disc with music by Parker's Orchestra – and as you'd imagine, the mood and style varies a bit from track to track, but is all wonderfully tied together by Parker's detailed notes inside. Singers include Leena conquest, Ernie Odom, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, Lisa Skolov, Ellen Christi, Mola Sylla, Andrea Wolper, Fay Victor, and Omar Payano – and the set is an incredible testimony to Parker's great talents. CD

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✨✧ Peaches & HerbLet's Fall In Love ... LP
Date, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
Yes, yes, yes – we all know the group from later years and their big hit at the end of the 70s, but back in the late 60s, they were an excellent uptown soul duo who forged some slight fame with work like this, sweet soul versions of standards and pop tunes, arranged in a strong New York style by Bert Keyes and Van McCoy. Looking at the evergreen titles, you wouldn't think the album was much – but like Ruby & The Romantics and other New York groups of the time, Peaches & Herb really manage to turn the tracks into something new, opening up old lyrics with new soul styles, creating a sound that's both fresh and familiar at the same time. Peaches sings an amazing solo version of "Time After Time", and other tracks include "Let's Fall In Love", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "Close Your Eyes", "We Belong Together", and "I Will Watch Over You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al PerkinsYes, My Goodness Yes/I Fall In Love Again ... 7-inch
Buddah, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – soaring to the skies on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, mellotron, Yamaha grand, and plenty of synthesizers – the last of which are used to bring in some cool cosmic touches – a bit like Pat Gleeson was doing around the same time! Herbie Mann produced, and the album's got a spacious sound that makes for some real CTI-like moments – with a group that features Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Sam Brown on guitar. Titles include "Free Fall", "The Naked Truth", "Monday's Something", "Beautiful Bend Ahead", and "In A Melancholy Funk". CD

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Diana RossWhy Do Fools Fall In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
Diana Ross makes a big break with Motown for this debut set on RCA – a set that also has the singer making a nice stylistic break as well! The set's got Diana reinventing herself in so many different modes for the 80s – as Ross herself is sitting at the production helm for the record, and does a surprisingly good job of leading the way through a nicely different blend of styles! The set begins with a reworking of the old Frankie Lymon hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" – maybe going more retro than Ross ever did in the past – but things quickly step back into the 80s with a range of mellow groovers and ballads that still show that Diana's at the top of her game, vocally – and album to find ways of moving past any of her older, more familiar modes. Arrangements are by Ray Chew, Leon Pendarvis, Rob Mounsey, and Ron frangipane – and titles include "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Endless Love", "It's Never Too Late", "Sweet Nothings", "Two Can Make It", "Work That Body", "Mirror Mirror", and "Sweet Surrender". CD features bonus tracks – three mixes of "Work That Body", two mixes of "Mirror Mirror", and an edited version of "Endless Love". CD

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ShaiIf I Ever Fall In Love (orig radio edit, groove's bedroom radio edit, bedroom mix) ... 12-inch
Gasoline Alley, 1992. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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John ValentiAnything You Want/Why Don't We Fall ... 7-inch
Ariola/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
A blue-eyed soul classic from John Valenti – despite the black and white eye image on the cover! "Anything You Want" has a warm jazzy groove, great keyboards, and the kind of cresting vocals you'd expect to hear on one of Stevie Wonder's best cuts from the 70s! "Why Don't We Fall In Love" is nice too – romping, with a nice jazzy current underneath – almost with a Fantasy Records 70s sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)

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Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me/I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You ... 12-inch
20th Century, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
A funky funky thumper from Barry White – and one of his last truly genius tracks! "Ecstasy" is presented here in a long long version that lets the tune's initial bass and drum interplay stretch out magnificently – sliding and slinking along in a classic White-styled groove, as strings soar into the mix and build the whole thing up before Barry's vocals come in and send it on home! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered 20th Century sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz/Bob BrookmeyerStan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer – Recorded Fall 1961 ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost Verve album that stands as one of Stan Getz's best sessions from the early 60s – a brilliant pairing with Bob Brookmeyer that shows just how much each player had grown in the past decade! There's a strongly modernist feel to the record – more Brookmeyer's influence than Getz's usual bag – with long tracks that move almost airily at times, and which feature some beautiful interplay between tenor and trombone. Rhythm is by a very hip trio of Steve Kuhn on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and John Neves on bass – and the work's got a great balance between freedom and more focused blowing! Titles include "Minuet Circa 61", "Thump, Thump, Thump", and "Who Could Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – but one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr. Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir, No Sir". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo, including the insert. Cover has a small cutout grommet, lightly bent corner, and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart – Clean Promo Version ... LP
MCA, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? Another nice one from Philly's finest, including guest appearances from Mos Def, Common, Erykah Badu and JazzyFatNastees. Includes "The Next Movement", "Step Into The Realm", "The Spark", "Dynamite", "Without A Doubt" "Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New", "Double Trouble", "Adrenaline!" and "Don't See Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Loma Records – The Rise And Fall Of A 1960's Soul Label ... CD
Warner, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one! This great compilation of tracks from the legendary Loma label is graced by a great set of notes, discographical information, and 50 lost tracks of hard soul from one of the most overlooked and underreissued labels in the business. Cuts include "Roll With The Punches" by Lonnie Youngblood, "God Bless My Girl" by Ben Aiken, "But It's Alright" by J.J. Jackson, "Soul Jerk (parts 1 & 2)" by Bobby Bennett, "Stay With Me" by Lorraine Ellison, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Heart Full Of Love" by The Invincibles, "Get In The Groove" by The Mighty Hannibal, and more by Linda Jones, Mary Lee Whitney, Roy Redmond, The Olympics, Baby Lloyd, The Apollas, The Marvellos, and Ike & Tina Turner! CD
(Out of print, tray card has a small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Bunny BeriganDixieland Shuffle/Let's Do It Let's Fall In Love ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, Mid/Late 30s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Brunswick Records sleeve! Labels have a few small stickers.)

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✨✧ Steven BlushNew York Rock – From The Rise Of The Velvet Underground To The Fall Of CBGB ... Book
St Martins, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's quite a cover photo on the book – and the interweaving of key talents in the image really gets at the style of the narrative within! Author Steven Blush delivers a decidedly one-sided document of the New York scene from the late 60s onward – a picture of countless creative musicians, working alongside each other to create sounds that would go onto transform a generation – often in ways that were strongly inspired by the city itself. The book is less of a long story, than a history that encapsulates moments, focuses on figures – and even lays out groups in some index-styled passages – showing their strengths and weaknesses, and often augmenting the text with countless comments from singers and musicians who were part of the scene. In a manner similar to other rock books in recent years, Blush allows plenty of space for other folks' voices – sometimes almost making the whole thing feel like an oral history of the New York scene, but one that's directed by his own choices and sense of structure. The softcover book is almost 500 pages long, and has a fair bit of black and white photos too. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)
 
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Bangles/Three O'Clock/Dream Syndicate/Rain Parade3 X 4 (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Yep Roc, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
The 80s Paisley Underground lives again – as this set brings together four of the best groups from that vintage scene – each covering songs by the other acts in the collection! The approach is a bit unique, and maybe doesn't stretch their talents too far – but it does provide a great revival of this well-remembered moment in American music! Titles include "Jet Fighter" and "That's What You Always Say" by The Bangles, "Getting Out Of Hand" and "What She's Done To Your Mind" by The Three O'Clock, "You Are My Friend" and "Hero Takes A Fall" by The Dream Syndicate, and "When You Smile" and "Real World" by Rain Parade. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Beau BrummelsBradley's Barn (2LP deluxe edition – colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner/Run Out Groove, 1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A crucial album in the sound of late 60s Warner – recorded by west coasters The Beau Brummels in the heart of Tennessee, at the legendary studios of country producer Owen Bradley! This meeting of west and country is fantastic – a really incredible extension of earlier folksy rock styles forged by Dylan, Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, and others – handled with incredible care, and a style that's equally honest and ironic – but coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – one of those rare few albums that somehow draws from a wealth of inspiration, but manages to make something completely standout in the process – almost a Feelies/Good Earth for its own generation! Tremendous stuff – and titles include "Jessica", "Bless You California", "I'm A Sleeper", "Little Bird", "Turn Around", and "An Added Attraction". Very cool double LP reissue – with loads of bonus tracks that include "Long Black Veil", "Confessions (demo)", "High There", "Deep Water (alt version)", "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (alt mix)", "Bittersweet", "Jessica (alt version)", "Tan Oak Tree", "Just A Little Bit Of Lovin (demo)", "I Love You Mama (alt version)", "I'll Be Your Baby (alt version)", and "Lift Me (alt take)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 3000 copies on multi colored vinyl.)

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Andy BeyAmerican Song (with bonus track) ... CD
Savoy, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Beautiful recent work from Andy Bey – a singer who seems to get better and better as the years go on! As the title might indicate, the set's a collection of classic American songs – 20th century standards and evergreens, done by Bey in his wonderfully dusky style of singing – and supported by small group backing that includes piano from Geri Allen, tenor and flute from Frank Wess, trombone from Steve Davis, and trumpet from Vernell Garrett. The backings have some nice lush tones at some moments, and fall off into sparer moods at others – allowing a lot of space for Andy's wonderful voice to roll in! Titles include "Never Let Me Go", "Lonely Town", "Midnight Sun", "Angel Eyes", "Speak Low", and "Lush Life". Includes the bonus track "Look". CD
(Out of print.)

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BohannonCut Loose ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great set of clubby tunes from Bohannon – a bit discoey, to be sure, but still with plenty of the odd rhythms and odd touches of his earlier work! The tracks here are all long and chunky – made up of strutting drum bits that are far from conventional, often topped by oddly riffing guitar that percolates in the tunes with a rough-edged quality that's far from mainstream disco. A few cuts feature bits of keyboards too, and some weird processing on the vocals – but the main groove here is really from the interplay of beats, bass, and guitar! Titles include "Cut Loose", "The Beat (part 2)", "Mighty Groovy", "At Night Fall", and "That's The Way It Goes" – all tremendous work even for a major label effort! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh/Ken Filiano/Royal HartiganLive At The Magic Triangle ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
The "magic" part of the title is certainly right – as there's a really special vibe to this recent performance by cornet legend Bobby Bradford – kind of that continuing sense of creativity that's marked his music for decades, and which continues to yield surprises like this! Bradford's really opened up his sonic bag in the past decade or so – and you can definitely hear that here, in his work with tenorist Hafez Modirzadeh, an improvising partner whose sense of textural interplay really complements Bradford's horn. And the pair are set up very well with Ken Filiano on bass and Royal Hartigan on drums – players who seem to step in at all the right moments, but fall back when needed. Filiano's also credited with "effects" – and we're not sure if those are on his instrument, or all of them – although we're guessing that most of the sonic splendor here comes from the musicians. Titles include "She", "Silhouette", "Bayraktar", "Wadsworth Falls", and "Ashes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good- ... $7.99
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers Dawn Silva, Sheila Horn, and Jeanette McGruder working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck At Wilshire-Bell ... LP
Fantasy, 1953. Very Good ... $24.99
An early concert from the Dave Brubeck Quartet, but a great one too – and a set that's filled with sparklingly crisp alto work from the mighty Paul Desmond! The style here is in keeping with some of Brubeck's early Fantasy studio sides – a bit more inside than later years, with a straightly swinging groove that's a perfect showcase for Desmond's amazing talents on the alto sax – recorded here with really great fidelity, despite the live setting of the show. Tracks are all longish, more so than some on the studio albums – and other members of the group include Ron Crotty on bass and Lloyd Davis on drums. Titles include "Stardust", "All The Things You Are", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Why Do I Love", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and seams.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Early stuff from Dave – recorded back when his core trio featured a young Cal Tjader! Cal plays here on vibes and drums – and it's interesting to hear how much Latin and exotic influences he had even at this young age. His playing makes the tracks perhaps a bit more whimsical than the usual Brubeck outing, and the overall sound is a lot different than the late 50s work from Dave on Columbia. Cal even seems to play a bit of bongos at times – and titles include "Tea For Two", "Laura", "Body & Soul", "Lullaby In Rhythm", "Undecided", "Blue Moon", "That Old Black Magic", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" "I'll Remember April" and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a small spot of tape on the spine and some light wear.)

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Dave BrubeckDistinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, 1950. Very Good ... $14.99
Amazing work from the young Dave Brubeck – tunes that are definitely distinctive, given his fresh modern approach to the music! The group's an octet, with Paul Desmond on alto – and titles include Brubeck arrangements of "Let's Fall In Love", "Love Walked In", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "September In The Rain" – plus group originals "Ipca" and "Prelude & Fugue On Bop Themes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a fully split bottom seam and half split top seam.)

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Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes them even better than before – certainly funkier, as the album's full of the kind of sharp, hard-grooving titles that first made us fall in love with sound library records in the first place! The date of the album's 1969, and both musicians make nice use of psych elements in their instrumentation – adding a bit of fuzz, wah-wah, or trippy guitar in just the right spaces – never going over the top, or getting too indulgent – but just moving in a groove that's tightly jazz funky at the bottom, and maybe a bit freaky at the top. Wonderful work throughout – and titles include "Sweet Beat", "Repetition", "Starter", and "Makkaresh" by Stefano Torossi – and "Wawa", "Motuproprio", "Polyphony", and "Flyer" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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T Bone BurnettProof Through The Night ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Titles include "The Murder Weapon", "Fatally Beautiful", "Stunned", "When The Night Falls", "Hefner & Disney", and "Baby Fall Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 2 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this second album include JS Williams and Abby Dobson – and titles include "Jungle Fauvre", "Funky Rich Medina", "Driva Man", "All Fall Down", "Night In Tunisia Sorta", "Screamin Arthur Jafa", "Held In Faith", "That Bent Arc Be Slow", and "Somebody To Love You". CD

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CarpentersClose To You ... LP
A&M, 1970. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A classic – with titles that include "Baby It's You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Reason To Believe", "Close To You", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Mr Guder", and "Another Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Chad & JeremyOf Cabbages & Kings ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
A dream of a record from Chad & Jeremy – a fantastic bit of psychedelic pop produced by Gary Usher! The album's got quite a different feel than the rest of the duo's work – as their standard Brit pop style is augmented by lots of extra strings and woodwinds, super-baroque in a beautiful post-Pet Sounds sort of way. The songs are wonderful, too – with themes on the rise and fall of modern life, very much in a Kinks sort of style – with titles like "Busman's Holiday", "Rest In Peace", "Family Way", "Can I See You", and the extended "Progress Suite". Plus, the CD features 6 bonus tracks, a few previously unissued – including "Manners Maketh Man", "Cautionary Tale", "Sister Marie", and "Painted Dayglow Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, etched matrix ending in 1-A.)

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✨✧ ChasmanSynth-E-Fuze ... LP
Numero, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Sweet electric soul from Charles Grossman – aka Chasman – served up here with a sound that really fits the look of the cover! Chasman cut the set at the end of the 80s, but it's got a vibe that feels like the best electro material from earlier in the decade – lots of beats, basslines, and spare but strong use of keyboards – often played by the man himself on the keytar pictured on the cover! Unlike other work of the time, which might be trying to sound too much like conventional soul, but with spare elements – Chasman's groove is very content in its stripped-down approach, which is the real charm of the set, as he makes an awful lot come from just a little. Most tunes are instrumental, but there are a few vocal tracks too – and titles include "Synth E Fuge", "It's About A Dollar", "Dream Woman", "Somber Daze", "76 West", and "Wind Fall". LP, Vinyl record album

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David Allen CoeHuman Emotions/Spectrum VII ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Back to back David Allen Coe – two Columbia classics on a single CD! Human Emotions is one of those amazing 70s albums from David Allan Coe – from a time when he could mix his rough and rowdy roots with a new sort of sensitivity – all without making either side of his spectrum seem forced at all! Coe's a master of the mellow ballad – serving up love songs that are maybe more human, and feel less fake than most of the big country hits of the period – which are then mixed with tunes that tap into more of his hard-drinkin, hard-livin side of life – making for a richly satisfying tapestry of a mainstream country record! Titles include "You Can Count On Me", "Whiskey & Women", "Jack Daniels If You Please", "Suicide", "Tomorrow Is Another Day", "Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone", "If This Is Just A Game", and "She's Finally Crossed Over Love's Cheatin Line". Spectrum VII is an interesting record – as the original cover looked a bit cheesy – with a bare-chested David Allan Coe standing on the beach, wearing a huge belt buckle bearing his name – but the record's prime work from a time when the singer was really coming into his own! Some of the rawness of his roots has been toned down a bit, but that's been replaced by a new sort of confidence that not only really works with the material, but which also puts Coe forward with a quality that should have made him a bigger crossover artist, if he wasn't still too darn country! Titles include "Seven Mile Bridge", "Fairytale Morning", "Sudden Death", "Rollin With The Punches", "On My Feet Again", "Now's The Time To Fall In Love", and "What Can I Do". CD also features the bonus track "Please Come To Boston" – Coe's superior recording of the 70s hit. CD

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Miles DavisMiles Davis – Fillmore West 1970 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1970. Used ... $11.99
Yet another slice of electric Miles Davis at the the Fillmore West in 1970 – not the material that appeared on the Black Beauty album, but instead a live broadcast that originally appeared on KSAN radio – which captures the group in very similarly firey performance! The lineup features Chick Corea on electric and acoustic piano, Steve Grossman on soprano sax, Dave Holland on basses, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion – really stretching out on long tracks that are set with a strong Bitches Brew fire – no surprise, as that famous album was issued in the same year! The whole thing marks a seminal moment in Miles' career – as the group stretches out on titles that include "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "Spanish Key", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "This", "Directions", and "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down". CD

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Live In Europe 1967 – The Bootleg Series Vol 1 (3CDs/DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used 3CDs/DVD ... $26.99
Amazing live documents of Miles Davis and his incredible mid-to-late 60s quintet – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – complete concert recordings from Antwerp, Copenhagen and Paris on 3CDs seeing release for the first time ever, plus a DVD featuring the only known video footage of this group from the period! CD 1 features material from 10/28/68 in Antwerp, CD 2 on 11/2/67 in Copenhagen and 11/6/67 in Paris, with the latter concert continued on CD 3. This is landmark stuff here – a surprisingly rare opportunity to hear first rate live recordings of legendary material from the ESP, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer and Nefertiti albums – as well as brilliant revisits of vital earlier material. Includes live takes on "Agitation", "Foot Prints", "No Blues", "Gingerbread Boy", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Theme", "Footprints", "Masqualero", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Walkin'" and more. The DVD starts with five numbers recorded on 11/7/67 in Karlzruhe, Germany: "Agitation", "Footprints", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Gingerbread Boy" and "The Theme". It concludes with material in Stockholm on 10/31/67: "Agitation", "Footprints", "'Round Midnight", "Gingerbread Boy" and "The Theme". CD

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1963. Used ... $9.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! CD also features bonus tracks "So Near So Far (alternate)" and "Summer Night". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Rosalia De SouzaGarota Moderna (US version) ... CD
Avatar, 2002. Used ... $9.99
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the guiding light of the Schema Records label, and truly one of the best modern bossa talents around! Nicola arranged and produced the whole set – and overall, it feels a lot like his own work on the monumental Jet Sounds album, made all the better by Rosalia, whose great vocals add a lot of depth and soul to the music. A real killer – with club cuts, mellow cuts, jazzy cuts, and more – the kind of record that will make you shelve your Bebel Gilberto albums, keep Rosalia in heavy rotation for a long long time! Titles include "Canto De Ossanha", "Fica Mal Com Deus", "Mais", "As Gotas", "Maria Moita", "Bossa 31", "Tempo Futuro", and "Zona Sul". CD
(Out of print.)

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DeBargeAll This Love ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone pop soul winner from DeBarge – the kind of record that made the group a heck of a lot of money back in the 80s, and which sounds surprisingly great to our ears today! The record features lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony way that stretches back to some of the great 70s groups of the same style – like The Sylvers or the Stairsteps. A heck of a lot nicer than we remember, and pretty great all the way through – with tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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DeodatoDeodato 2 ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowLive In Manchester ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2018. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An incredibly well-captured set by the legendary DJ Shadow, Live In Manchester in October of 2017 – and come to think of it, the live album format is pretty underutilized in hip hop – who better than Shadow to pull it off so well! It's impeccably recorded and sounds great, so get enough people in the room and dim the lights, you can feel like you were there, but it's also a really solid overview of his career to date, from classic Endtroducing cuts to the then recent Mountain Will Fall, with lots of hits and obscure bits in between. Includes "Transmission Mountain", "Blast Talkie", "Berg Stem", "Mongrel Show", "Suicide Posse", "Soul Days", "Nobody Steam" and "Sideshow Donor" – uniquely titled suites that cover a lot of Shadow's work from the 90s onward. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In Manchester (CD & DVD) ... CD 11.99

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DJ ShadowLive In Manchester ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
An incredibly well-captured set by the legendary DJ Shadow, Live In Manchester in October of 2017 – and come to think of it, the live album format is pretty underutilized in hip hop – who better than Shadow to pull it off so well! It's impeccably recorded and sounds great, so get enough people in the room and dim the lights, you can feel like you were there, but it's also a really solid overview of his career to date, from classic Endtroducing cuts to the then recent Mountain Will Fall, with lots of hits and obscure bits in between. Includes "Transmission Mountain", "Blast Talkie", "Berg Stem", "Mongrel Show", "Suicide Posse", "Soul Days", "Nobody Steam" and "Sideshow Donor" – uniquely titled suites that cover a lot of Shadow's work from the 90s onward. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In Manchester (CD & DVD) ... CD 11.99

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DJ ShadowLive In Manchester (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $11.99 12.99
An incredibly well-captured set by the legendary DJ Shadow, Live In Manchester in October of 2017 – and come to think of it, the live album format is pretty underutilized in hip hop – who better than Shadow to pull it off so well! It's impeccably recorded and sounds great, so get enough people in the room and dim the lights, you can feel like you were there, but it's also a really solid overview of his career to date, from classic Endtroducing cuts to the then recent Mountain Will Fall, with lots of hits and obscure bits in between. Includes "Transmission Mountain", "Blast Talkie", "Berg Stem", "Mongrel Show", "Suicide Posse", "Soul Days", "Nobody Steam" and "Sideshow Donor" – uniquely titled suites that cover a lot of Shadow's work from the 90s onward. Includes a DVD with the concert film along with the audio CD! CD
Also available Live In Manchester ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ DR HookerTruth (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
On Records, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting some laidback psych folk, and there is some of that, but also some full on psychedelic rock – with a mix of acoustic & electric elements, from guitars, to dobro, synthesizer, organ & piano, vibes & other percussion. Titles include "The Sea", "Fall In Love", "A Stranger's Smile", "Weather Girl", "This Thing", "Forge Your Own Chains", "I'm Leaving You", "The Truth", "The Bible" and "Falling Asleep". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny DrewHarold Arlen Showcase ... LP
Judson, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
An obscure set of recordings by Drew – done in an intimate lyrical manner, with the only backing provided by Wilbur Ware on bass. The pair work together extremely well – and the round soulful tones of Ware's bass add a lot to Drew's sprightly piano stylings. Titles include "Get Happy", "Ill Wind", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with clear tape on the spine and corners.)

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Earth Wind & FireReal Earth Wind & Fire – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 13.99
A fantastic collection of work from one of our favorite groups of all time – a jazz/soul combo born in our hometown of Chicago, and one who soared out to the masses in the 70s – to bring a message of pride and spirit to the world! This 3CD set features a huge amount of material from the group's first decade on record – a mix of both big hits and lesser-known album gems from the Columbia Records 70s years – peppered with just a bit of other material here and there, which leaves most of the focus on the kind of soaring sounds that first made the group so great. We've loved these records for decades, but they still never fail to make our hears leap with joy – and taken together, as a 45 track set, the music really seems to pack an extra sort of punch! Titles include "Keep Your Head To The Sky", "Mighty Mighty", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Open Our Eyes", "Sing A Song", "Sun Goddess (live)", "That's The Way Of The World", "Burning Bush (shout it from the mountain mix)", "Brazilian Rhyme", "Love's Holiday", "I'll Write A Song For You", "Jupiter", "September", "Let's Groove", "In The Stone", "After The Love Has Gone", "Kalimba Story", "Shining Star", "Evil", "On Your Face", "Biyo", "Love Music", "Spirit", "Reasons", "Wanna Be With You", "Fall In Love With Me", "Boogie Wonderland", and "Can't Let Go". CD

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Dennis EdwardsCoolin' Out ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
While not as sublime as Edwards' first solo LP, this second set from him is still a great set of mellow modern soul, with a very 80s approach to the production and arrangements. That said you know it's got a good bit of polish and some of the synth touches that are precisely that type of groove we used to avoid like the plague, but that sit much better with us given that we have a bit more historical perspective now. With "Try A Little tenderness", "State Of Limbo", "No Such Thing", "Why Do People Fall In Love" and "Coolin Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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8 Bold Souls8 Bold Souls ... LP
Sessoms, 1987. Very Good+ ... $9.99
First LP by this groundbreaking ensemble from Chicago, led by AACM reed player Ed Wilkerson, and featuring Aaron Dodd, Mwata Bowden, and Robert Griffin Jr. The group plays with a style that meshes Mingus-like small group writing with playing styles that fall within an AACM tradition. The record was a very big one in Chicago, and still stands as one of the best recorded works by this important underrated group. Tracks include "Chapel Hill", "Favorite Son", and "The Hunt". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoApollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks ... CD
Virgin, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A later ambient LP from Eno, with help from his brother pianist Roger Eno, and Daniel Lanois, with whom he'd collaborate a fair bit in the later part of his career. The music was originally composed to accompany a documentary film about the Apollo space flights, and like the best ambient Eno work, is engaging but can easily fall into the background, with lush, quasi-electronic textures. With the tracks "Under Stars", "The Secret Place", "Matta", "Signals", "An Ending (Ascent)", "Under Stars II", "Drift", "Silver Morning", "Deep Blue Day", "Weightless", "Always Returning" and "Stars". CD
(DSD mastering edition.)

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Brian EnoApollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
EG/Capitol, 1983. New Copy 2CD ... On July 19, 2019
A later ambient LP from Eno, with help from his brother pianist Roger Eno, and Daniel Lanois, with whom he'd collaborate a fair bit in the later part of his career. The music was originally composed to accompany a documentary film about the Apollo space flights, and like the best ambient Eno work, is engaging but can easily fall into the background, with lush, quasi-electronic textures. With the tracks "Under Stars", "The Secret Place", "Matta", "Signals", "An Ending (Ascent)", "Under Stars II", "Drift", "Silver Morning", "Deep Blue Day", "Weightless", "Always Returning" and "Stars". CD
Also available Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks ... CD 6.99

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Brian EnoApollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
EG/Capitol, 1983. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On July 19, 2019
A later ambient LP from Eno, with help from his brother pianist Roger Eno, and Daniel Lanois, with whom he'd collaborate a fair bit in the later part of his career. The music was originally composed to accompany a documentary film about the Apollo space flights, and like the best ambient Eno work, is engaging but can easily fall into the background, with lush, quasi-electronic textures. With the tracks "Under Stars", "The Secret Place", "Matta", "Signals", "An Ending (Ascent)", "Under Stars II", "Drift", "Silver Morning", "Deep Blue Day", "Weightless", "Always Returning" and "Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks ... CD 6.99

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Bill Evans5 Original Albums (Explorations/Waltz For Debby/Moonbeams/Interplay/At Shelly's Manne Hole) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $25.99
A great package – 5 wonderful albums from Bill Evans, all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! Explorations features the Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". Waltz For Debby is an incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Moonbeams is a very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". Interplay is a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents! The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". At Shelly's Manne Hole is a great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Bill EvansEvans In England – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Resonance, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
Bill Evans at the end of the 60s – sounding really wonderful here in a set of unreleased live recordings from London! Bill's got the fantastic Eddie Gomez here on bass – who really gets plenty of space to stretch out on the long tracks that make up most of the set – and Evans himself is very well-recorded, with a strong ear for that sense of tonal color that makes just about every pianistic choice from this period feel so completely unique! Marty Morell is on drums – as ever, a master of understatement, which really lets us fall in love all over again with Gomez and Evans – and the set features 18 tracks all recorded at Ronnie Scott's club in Soho, in December of 1969 – titles that include "So What", "Very Early", "Sugar Plum", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Waltz For Debby", "Round Midnight", "Elsa", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Turn Out The Stars", "Goodbye", "Re Person I Knew", and "Two Lonely People". CD

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ExposeWhat You Don't Know (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1989. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
The female pop soul trio was alive and well in the 80s – morphed strongly from its 60s girl group roots and 70s disco chorus mode – to the point where a group like Expose was perfectly poised to take over the top of the charts! That catchy, poppy style is very firmly in place here – mixing the balance of voices with beats in a very nice way – never out to challenge the soul music establishment, but certainly out to win a few new ears, thanks to the upbeat Miami beats in the music. Titles include "Stop Listen Look & Think", "Let Me Down Easy", "What You Don't Know", "When I Looked At Him", "Tell Me Why", "Still Hung Up On You", "Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue", "Didn't It Hurt To Hurt Me", "Walk Along With Me", "Love Don't Hurt Until You Fall", and "Now That I Found You". 3CD set is filled with a HUGE amount of bonus material – 34 alternate versions, mixes, remixes, and more – some from the many 12" single releases from the album, but a number of previously unissued tracks too! CD

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Art FarmerPerception ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with that subtle genius that he was bringing to his work in the 60s – a pure exercise in understatement, with a quality that seems to make the notes fall out of the air by themselves. Rhythm is by Tommy Williams on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and the choice of material includes Tom McIntosh's great composition "The Day After", plus Art's "Punsu" and "Kayin" – and versions of "Change Partners", "Blue Room", and "Nobody's Heart". CD
Also available Perception ... LP 2.99

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Art FarmerPerception ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with that subtle genius that he was bringing to his work in the 60s – a pure exercise in understatement, with a quality that seems to make the notes fall out of the air by themselves. Rhythm is by Tommy Williams on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and the choice of material includes Tom McIntosh's great composition "The Day After", plus Art's "Punsu" and "Kayin" – and versions of "Change Partners", "Blue Room", and "Nobody's Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo Cadet pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have a drillhole through the center.)
Also available Perception ... CD 13.99

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Miguel Atwood FergusonMochilla Presents Timeless – Suite For Ma Dukes (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mochilla, 2010. Used CD&DVD ... $24.99
Part of the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai! The Dilla tribute is billed as A Suite For Ma Dukes (Dilla's moms is rightly proud of Mr Yancey and deserves to be honored for his work) features Miguel Atwood-Ferguson fronting a 60-piece orchestra – if that doesn't speak volumes for Dilla's legacy, what could? It's wonderful stuff, bringing soaring, orchestral movements to instantly identifiable inspiration from Dilla's classic productions. Guests include Shafiq Husayn, Amp Fiddler, Bilal, Dwele, Illa J, Karriem Riggins, Pos from De La Soul and Talib Kweli. Tracks include "Morning Order", "Antiquity", "Le Yachting", "Untitled/Fantastic", "Welcome 2 Detroit", "Gobstopper", "Affolements", "Don't Nobody Care About Us", "Jealousy", "Angel", "Reminisce", "Stakes Is High", "Fall In Love" and more. Comes in a nice, heavy duty package from the performance separately on a CD and DVD. CD
(Individual performances from the Timeless box set – featuring the performance on CD and DVD! DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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FlamingosSound Of The Flamingos ... CD
End/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $0.99
A totally hard to find harmony vocal set on the End label, with nothing but pure heavenly east coast harmonies. Unlike other groups, who added a lot of filler to their LPs, the Flamingos always sang top notch material, so this set plays more like an album than the collection-of-singles type sets that were common around this time. A veritable motherlode of seminal cuts, with 10 nice numbers in all including "Goodnight Sweetheart", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "As Time Goes By", 'Where Or When", "In The Still Of The Night", "When I Fall In Love", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Everybody's Got A Home (But Me)" and "Love Walked In". CD

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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy ... $14.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on early hip hop we've ever seen! The vintage of the titles listed in the book is 1979 to 1994 – and as Freddy says in the preface, there's a few records listed that may fall outside the rap genre or that time span, including some disco and electro numbers – but that's okay by us! The book's got tons of label scans – plus entries listed alphabetically by label and then in order by catalog number – and this exhaustive project reads like your dream want-list for years and years to come. Plus, in addition to the label and record listings, there's appendices with old school flyer scans, top picks from DJs and producers all over the globe, lists of resources for finding records and Freddy's own personal lists for records, including his "5 star" rated records, and songs and singles arranged by topic. An absolute must-have for any die hard fan of hip hop! Revised edition is 3 times bigger than the first one – 740 pages, with over 1500 new photos, and also features an updated section on bootlegs vs originals, New York City record store photos, info on overseas labels, an Ebay auction guide, a comprehensive cross-index, and lots more great bits. Book

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David FriesenStar Dance ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the more compelling sessions from the left side of the Inner City jazz label of the 70s – work that's partly fusion, but with plenty of aspects that push it far from the mainstream! Leader David Friesen plays acoustic bass on the set, but he's in a group with John Stowell on electric guitar, and the mighty Steve Gadd on drums – whose propulsive approach really drives the sound of the record strongly on some of the group numbers. Reedman Paul McCandless plays oboe and English horn, both unusual choices, but instruments that work well here – with an angularity that matches soprano sax usage in fusion during the 70s, although a bit warmer at times. Tracks are somewhat short, and include some really compelling solo numbers – recorded with a wonderfully round, soulful sound. Titles include "Winter's Fall", "Duet & Dialogue", "Mountain Streams", "A Little Child's Poem", "1 Rue Brey", "Star Dance", and "Children Of The Kingdom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Takuya FujiokaTakuya Fujioka Presents Let's Swing Now Vol 5 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $29.99
A great entry in this cool Japanese series from the 70s – one that focused on straighter swing sounds, in contrast to some of the more modern styles on the Japanese scene – but in a way that's still wonderfully fresh, and beautifully recorded! The album's credited to Takuya Fujioka – who's actually the producer and impresario, not a performer – and instead, the group features excellent work from Kazuo Yashiro on piano, Masanaga Harada on bass, Toru Konishi on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums! Bailey's drums are great – romping in a really soulful way, which gives the record a great sort of edge – and the guitar of Konishi is excellent too, and rings out with less of the smoother modes than you might expect. Someone plays harmonica on "Sweet Bailey" – Donald Bailey, we're guessing – and other tunes include "We Four Samba", "Fall Of Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Don't Touch My Moustache". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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JC Gabel & Brian RoettingerSlash – A History Of The Legendary LA Punk Magazine 1977 to 1980 ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2016. New Copy ... About September 1, 2019
... Book
(Seconding printing coming Fall 2019!)

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Erroll GarnerParis Impressions Vol. 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A totally unique, totally mindblowing album from Erroll Garner – and the set that made us finally fall in love with his music forever! Sure, Garner can be great on other albums – but here, he's really hitting this amazing vibe – stretching out in this rhythmic way that pushes his style and agenda even more than before – so much so that the flurry of sharp, angular notes really leaves us breathless – and almost bridges on much more modern avant playing at certain moments! Plus, Erroll also plays some harpsichord – which sounds wonderfully weird and totally offbeat in the hands of his technique – in a way that only sharpens and intensifies all the elements that were always in his music. The whole thing is incredibly striking – and although Ed Calhoun plays bass and Kelly Martin plays percussion, Garner's power on both keyboards drives the whole record from the top right down to the bottom. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Jerry GoldsmithOmen ... LP
20th Century/Tattoo, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Arguably one of the greatest horror soundtracks ever – an intense bit of work that builds on the vocal choral style of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, using male and female voices in union with staccato orchestrations to invoke a fiercely tense mood – one that works perfectly for the spooky undercurrents of the film! The approach is amazing – and even on the mellower numbers, there's a real sense of danger lurking that makes for one heck of a spooky record – maybe even more so than some later, starker soundtracks – given the subtle approach of Jerry Goldmsith. Tracks include "The Piper Dreams", "The Fall", "The Altar", "Ave Santani", "The Demise Of Mrs Baylock", and "Killer's Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some creases in the back panel.)

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Steve GrossmanLive At Cafe Praga ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Steve Grossman takes on mostly familiar tunes, but in a very unbridled way – opening them up in the European live setting – as on classic albums of this nature from Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin a generation before! Grossman's almost a tenor talent born out of time – a player who was into more focused movements in the 70s, but then really hit the depth of an older traditionalist during these years – matching all his earlier sense of energy with a respect of the more soulful reaches of the tenor. The group features Fred Henke on piano, Gilbert Rovere on bass, and Charles Bellonzi on drums – but Steve is clearly the main star, on tunes that include "Blues Walk", "Ruby My Dear", "When I Fall In Love", "Time Was", and "Ray's Idea". CD

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Barbara GryfeWhat The World Needs Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBC/Majik Bus (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 25.99
Sweet jazzy pop from Barbara Gryfe – a singer who not only works here on a rare album for the Canadian Broadcasting System, but who also sings a bit in Hebrew too! The production and presentation have a sweet late 60s style – a bit influenced by the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach material on Scepter, but maybe also with some inspiration from some of the sunnier singers on the LA scene – slight soul currents in the backing, but a very blue-eyed style from Barbara overall. Titles include "People", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Who Am I", "One Child", "Colours Of The Rainbow", "What The World Needs Now", and "If I Were A Rich Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mats Gustafsson & Jason AdasiewiczTimeless ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Two of our favorite living improvisers – vibist Jason Adasiewicz and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson – each completely tremendous on their own, and even more amazing here together! We're not sure the musicians have ever recorded together before – and the sound of this album is way more than we might even have expected – a beautiful collaboration that brings out very sensitive sides of both artists, but at a level that's also true to greatest depths of their creative powers! Mats works these fantastic textures on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside mostly vibes from Jason, who adds in a bit of balafon too – on selections that are often quite tuneful, and maybe even evoke a more soulful side of both musicians. Things are never too intense, but still push the boundaries too – and titles include "See Them Cold But See Them Last", "Time Is Less", "Valerie", "Memory Is A Voice", "A Fall They Call It", and "Dagger". CD

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Mary Halvorson & Joe MorrisTraversing Orbits ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Two electric guitars, dancing beautifully together in a set of free improvisations – tunes that run from just over two minutes in length, to past the ten minute mark – really letting us hear the imagination that drives the duo! Morris sounds familiar, but he's also maybe got a bit more warmth here in the company of Mary Halvorson – or maybe that's just Mary herself – as the whole thing has a well-balanced vibe that really comes through, and a breathtaking speed of creation as the notes cascade and fall forth! Titles include "Silence Invasion", "Trace Of Trane", "Shivering Sunshine", "Brain Draft", "In Other Terms", "Constant Between", and "Full Of Somehow". CD

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Herbie HancockQuartet ... LP
CBS, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HartmanSongs From The Heart ... CD
Bethlehem/Rhino, 1955. Used ... $6.99
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's longtime accompanists, with added trumpet by Howard McGhee – which creates some nicely moody interplay in the relatively spare setting of the session. Hartman's vocals are a dream, as always – and tracks include "What Is There To Say", "Moonlight In Vermont", "I'll Remember April", "Down In The Depths", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Hudson (DeJohnette/Grenadier/Medeski/Scofield)Hudson ... CD
Motema, 2017. Used ... $7.99
A group who take their name from the Hudson River Valley – beautifully pictured here on the front cover – and a quartet who work in an equally expansive array of sounds – all sharp elements of tone and timing from a lineup that features Jack DeJohnette on drums, John Scofield on guitar, Larry Grenadier on bass, and John Medeski on piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond! The Hudson influence doesn't just stop at the name, though – because all these upstate New York musicians often pay tribute to other artists who left the city for points north – Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and The Band – each of whom gets a tribute track on the album. About half the set is originals by members of the group – and if we had to pick one instrument that seems to have the strongest voice in the group, it might be the guitar of Scofield – maybe in part because he can skirt the two different worlds so well. Titles include "Tony Then Jack", "Dirty Ground", "El Swing", "Hudson", "Lay Lady Lay", "Woodstock", "Wait Until Tomorrow", and "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall". CD

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Isley BrothersWinner Takes All ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1979. Used ... $4.99
A key album in the Isley Brothers "extended funk" mode of the 70s – a style in which the group approached nearly every tune by adding in a "part 2" in order to stretch out the groove! The style here is bass-heavy funk, but less of the sort that other groups were using at the time – because the Isleys still bring in plenty of soul to the mix, and resist popping the bass too much so that they still have plenty of space for the slinky vocals that always make their work so great. Most of the titles on the album have this extended approach, and titles include "I Wanna Be With You (parts 1 & 2)", "Liquid Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Winner Takes All", "Love Comes & Goes (parts 1 & 2)", "Let's Fall In Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Let Me In Your Life (parts 1 & 2)", "Life In The City (parts 1 & 2)", "Go For What You Know", and "Mind Over Matter (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Jaime & NairJaime & Nair (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CID/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Incredible stuff – the kind of obscure Brazilian 70s album that first got us into the music in the first place, and which keeps us digging through the racks for more and more over the years! The set is the first album ever recorded by the team of Jaime Alem and Nair De Candia – both of whom sing on the record, either separately, or as a duet. The tracks have a cool jazzy feel, with grooves that might fall somewhere in between Edu Lobo and Egberto Gismonti's music, but which also have a sound all their own. Aw shucks, we'll never describe this accurately, but it's a good one, and if you don't know it, it's a treasure! With the tracks "Das Minhas", "Zabumba Do Nego", "Boi Le Le", "Sob O Mar", and "Nevoa Seca". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few jazz musicians to control his means of production this strongly – and, according to legend, the club actually closed down because he wouldn't allow alcohol to be served – a key support of his spiritual beliefs, but not the greatest choice when running a nightclub. Regardless of that history, though, the music continues to be as proud and powerful as ever – a key modern moment in jazz piano, handled by a trio that also features the legendary Israel Crosby on bass, as well as Vernell Fournier on drums. The set was recorded inside the Alhambra – and tracks include the lovely "Snow Fall", plus hip Jamal takes on "The Breeze & I", "Sweet & Lovely", "The Party's Over", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(French reissue pressing.)

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Keith JarrettAt The Blue Note – Saturday June 4th 1994 – 1st Set ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A record that offers up one slice of a key live moment in the career of Keith Jarrett – his return to work in a New York club after the space of more than a decade! The group here is Jarrett's fantastic Standards trio – Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – working with Keith on these longform explorations of tunes that are familiar, but which really transform in that mode that Jarrett brought to his own solo improvisation work of the 70s. The tunes are there, somewhere – but often just as subtle signposts for the direction of the flow from the master's hands on the piano. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "When I Fall In Love", and a version of Jarrett's "Bop Be". CD

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Keith JarrettStandards Vol 2 ... CD
ECM, 1983. Used ... $8.99
A second great set of standards from Keith Jarrett – and like the first one, a great reminder to many that the pianist was still very strongly schooled in jazz! Although Keith really opened up ways for pianists to stretch out in the 70s, his move to material like this in the early 80s was a great one – as it moved Jarrett away from some territory that was a bit overly-trod, and managed to bring a new sort of sensitivity to his music! Of course, the whole trio here is really part of the success – bass from Gary Peacock and drums from Jack DeJohnette – both, like Jarrett, players who'd more than had their chance to stretch out, explore new modes, and were bringing all that freedom and experience to play here in a setting that's outwardly conventional, but still plenty darn fresh. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Never Let Me Go", "So Tender", and "Moon & Sand". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roland KirkNow Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the most unusual Roland Kirk albums of the 60s – his only session for Verve, and a record cut with a slightly different feel than some of his work for Mercury or Atlantic! The core group's an unusual one – a quartet that features a young Lonnie Smith on piano, plus Ronnie Boykins on bass and Grady Tate on drums – all free-thinking talents that are enough to match the whimsy of Kirk's own playing on tenor, flute, stritch, and manzello – but also strong enough jazz players to hold tight during the straighter jazz moments of the set. There's a rich array of jazz styles and histories that seem to peek out from track to track – and the overall vibe is a bit less nutty than Kirk's other albums, with a subtle genius that we really love. A great lost treasure – featuring the tracks "Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith", "Why Don't They Know", "Silverlization", "Alfie", "Blue Rol", "Stompin' Ground", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Polydor. Cover has light wear.)

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Betty LavetteThings Have Changed ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Bettye Lavette on Verve Records – a move that also signals a shift in her music too – in a way that we can really approve! Bettye's getting some richer care in the backings – more of a classic soul approach, in terms of warmth – never trying too hard to cast the singer in modes that might be a bit forced, and instead almost echoing a Muscle Shoals sort of vibe at times – which leaves Lavette to provide more than plenty of edge to the music with her vocals! All of the tunes here are Bob Dylan covers, but are wonderfully transformed – and even the presence of guest stars like Keith Richards or Trombone Shorty can't get in the way of the lady and her message. Titles include "Emotionally Yours", "Going Going Gone", "Seeing The Real You At Last", "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight", "Things Have Changed", and "Ain't Talkin". CD

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Laura LeeLaura Lee's Greatest Hits ... CD
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Heavy soul from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer who recorded briefly for the Hot Wax label in the early 70s, and who made some mighty fine sides that are still regarded as the best of her generation! Laura's sound is definitely in the southern diva mode – but she's also got some harder, rougher touches that make things really sound great on her best cuts. The set includes her perennial break cut "Crumbs Off The Table", plus "Rip Off", "Women's Love Rights", "Love & Liberty", "Wedlock Is A Padlock", "If You Can Beat Me Rockin", "I'll Catch You When You Fall", and "Her Pictures Matches Mine" – 13 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Don LewisFrom Bach To Bacharach ... LP
Tam (Japan), 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Organist Don Lewis plays a more modern version of the Hammond, and maybe some other keyboards too – and even sings a bit at times! Titles include "Love Story", "My Sweet Lord", "It Ain't Necessarily So/Oh Happy Day", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again/Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Feelin Groovy/Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
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Martha & The VandellasDance Party ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – but which also offers a lot more than you might expect – way more than just a few cash-in dancefloor tunes! True, the whole thing's pretty lively – and titles include the group's seminal version of "Dancing In The Street" – still the only version you'll really ever need, despite years and years of countless covers that always fall short of the mark. But the set's also got a wonderful range that really displays the lead power of Martha Reeves – hewn tightly to the supporting Vandellas backups – and filled with a rich sense of feeling on titles that include the classic "Nowhere To Run", plus other Motown goodies like "Hitch Hike", "Mickey's Monkey", and "The Jerk". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Johnny MathisI Love My Lady ... CD
Legacy/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A rare 80s groove set from Johnny Mathis – recorded with production from the Chic team of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers – but oddly never issued at the time! Arrangements are by Gene Page, who does a good job of linking Johnny's more familiar sound with the sharper Edwards/Rodgers vibe – and the style is a nice change from some of the other soul modes that Mathis had explored in the 70s. Given that Johnny would soon return as a big star in the 80s, but with a vibe that's different than this, the album's a nice surprise – and titles include "Fall In Love", "Stay With Me", "Take Me", "Judy", "Love & Be Loved", and "Something To Sing About". CD

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✨✧ Hal McKusickNow's The Time 1957 to 1958 ... CD
Decca/MCA, 1995. Used ... $9.99
Hal McKusick is one of the most frequently overlooked reed players of the 50's – and until this great reissue of his rare Decca recordings came out a few years ago, his work was mostly only known to collectors of rare stuff who had the money to check him out. Now, though, this great 15 track set brings together some of McKusick's best sides for Decca (which were also probably his best sides ever), and the material is a haunting mix of bebop with a tighter approach to arrangements – sort of in the style of some of Benny Golson's work from the same time. Not surprisingly, the CD includes a version of Golson's "Whisper Not", plus the tracks "Last Day Of Fall", "Stratusphunk", "Ponsu", "For Art's Sake", and "Down & Dirty". CD
(Out of print.)

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MedumoMixing It ... LP
Lauren (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A lost combo from the South African scene of the 70s – and one who play here with a wonderfully spiritual vibe! The tunes are longish, and open – with some rhythmic currents that fall in the Dollar Brand side of the spectrum, but which are also topped with really tremendous work on tenor from Jacob Moloi and on alto from Paul Motau – both players we don't know at all, but whose searing solos really drive the record! Dan Phaleng handles the piano – rhythmically pulsing throughout – and titles include "Temba", "Lerato", "Soul Mood", "Medumo Ya Malopo", and "Tintinyana". LP, Vinyl record album
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Roger MillerMan Like Me – The Early Years ... CD
Starday/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A much-needed look at the early years of Roger Miller – the chart-topping country star of the mid 60s, best known for a few key hits – but actually a well-traveled journeyman who spent cut many records before hitting the big time! Most of the work here is from the prime years of Starday Records – where Roger was able to step out initially as a bit of a rocker – still country overall, but maybe with a rockabilly edge at times – on material that has a bit less of the jokes of later years, but which could have stood more than strongly enough on its own. There's also a few even-earlier tracks for Decca – other obscure material that has an even younger Miller really sounding great – again with maybe a bit less of the distinction of his hits, but still pretty wonderful and very different than the mainstream pack of the time. Bear Family serves the whole thing up with plenty of notes that get to the heart of these overlooked years – and titles include the great "Jason Fleming", plus "Country Girl", "My Pillow", "Poor Little John", "A Man Like Me", "The Tip Of My Fingers", "Playboy", "Hot Rod Lincoln", "I Wish I Could Fall In Love Today", "I Ain't Never", "Under Your Spell Again", and a nice take on "Who Shot Sam". CD

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Charles MingusOh Yeah (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Quite a crazy little record from Charles Mingus! Mingus plays piano and sings (yes, you read that right!) in a tight sextet with Booker Ervin and Roland Kirk on reeds, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone. Mingus is trying out a kind of messed-up, blues-inspired sound here – but for some reason the tracks sort of fall short of their potential, perhaps because they're not infused with the same clarity and anger as his earlier works, or perhaps because Mingus' work on the piano just isn't as fierce as his bass playing. Still, the album's a nice one, and way better than the other Mingus piano album, on Impulse. Titles include "Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me", "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am", "Devil Woman", and "Passions Of A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing.)

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Martha MiyakeMartha & Yoshiko – What Is This Thing Called Life ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Way more than just a standard jazz vocal set – thanks to inventive arrangements from an acoustic combo – one who backs up singer Martha Miyake in ways that really let her take off! There's a subtle grace to the instrumentation – one that really supports the lead role of the singer, but helps shape all the sound around her, too – with bits of tenor or flute that occasionally underscore more emotive passages, and piano lines that move way past the obvious, even on some standards – to keep things from ever sounding too familiar. Miyake's got a rich, deep vocal style that's mighty nice – and titles include "Too Young Again"," Jesse", "The Thrill Is Gone", "When I Fall In Love", and "Alright Ok You Win". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Mobb DeepInfamy ... CD
Loud/Violator, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Mobb Deep steps into a new millennium with a slightly bigger sound, but without losing the plot! Long-heralded for being gritty and raw in the best kind of way, Prodigy & Havoc had nothing left to prove on that front – so taking a slight left turn with a more introspective lyrical bent and some sweeter soul backing vocals on the hook is anything but a crime against their legacy if you ask us, it actually deepens it –- especially with the rhymes still in their cornerstone style on a lot of the tracks. 16 tracks in all, including "Get Away", "Bounce", "Hey Luv (Anything)", "The Learning (Burn)", "Get At Me", "Clap", "Crawlin", "There I Go Again" wiht Ron Isley, "I Won't Fall" and more. CD
 
 
 



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