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Fall1982 (Hex Enduction Hour/Room To Live/In A Hole/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Kamera/Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy 6CD ... $46.99
An amazing package – three great albums by The Fall, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Hex Enduction Hour – 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". Is Room To Live 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". In A Hole is a fantastic double-length live album by The Fall – recorded at a time when the group was at the height of their creative powers! Tracks are pulled from their important early albums and singles, and delivered with a searing intensity that shows just how much the group could hang on to their jagged edge and razor-sharp wit in front of a live audience – especially one on the other side of the globe! Titles include "The Container Drivers", "Fantastic Life", "English Scheme", "Impression Of J Temperance", "Room To Live", "Hip Priest", "Marquis Cha Cha", "Backdrop", "Hard Life In The Country", "Who Makes The Nazis", "Gramme Friday", "Slags Slates Etc", and "Look Know". Box set features a bonus CD with Sessions, Singles, and Soundchecks – including material from live sets in Leeds, Manchester, and London, plus John Peel material from 1981. And another bonus CD with a full live set recorded in Melbourne, in 1982 – 14 tracks in all! CD

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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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FallRoom To Live – Undilutable Slang Truth! (2LP pressing with bonus tracks – marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kamera/Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
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". 2LP version also features bonus material – live tracks recorded in 1982 and 1983, with versions of "Room To Live", "Words Of Expectation", "Hard Life In The Country", "Joker Hysterical Face", "Town Called Crappy/Solicitor In The Studio", and "Detective Instinct". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FallHex Enduction Hour By The Fall ... LP
Kamera/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ FallHex Enduction Hour By The Fall (3LP green & white vinyl set with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Kamera/Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy 3LP & 7 inch (reissue)... Temporarily 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". 3LP version also features rare material – from a 1981 John Peel Session, and live tracks recorded in Manchester and New Zealand! Also features a bonus 7" single with "Look Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & white triple vinyl set with bonus 7 inch!)

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✨✧ FallRough Trade Singles ... LP
Rough Trade/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ FallDragnet (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Step Forward/Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... 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)... 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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✨✧ FallThis Nation's Saving Grace ... LP
Beggars Banquet (UK), 1985. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of the best 80s sets of acerbic, razor sharp postpunk from The Fall – 1985's legendary This Nation's Saving Grace – definitely a highpoint from one of their most creatively fertile periods. Sonically, it's one of their coolest records, ranging from heavy, sinister mood with enough a raw stomp and ear for tuneful immediacy, as well as some Can inspired synth moments. But as always, it's the sneering lyricism that makes a great Fall album what it is! Titles include "Mansion", "Bombast", "Barmy", "Spoilt Victorian Child", "Gut Of The Quntifier", "My New House", "I Am Damo Suzuki" and "To Nkroachment: Yarbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Bobby BareMe & McDill/Sleeper Wherever I Fall/Bare/Down & Dirty ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four late 70s albums from Bobby Bare – all brought together in a single set! First up is Me & McGill – a really special sort of album from the great Bobby Bare – a set that's a collaborative effort with songwriter Bob McDill, as you can probably guess from the title! Bob gives Bobby tunes that are nicely different than some of the mid 70s material he was recording for RCA – maybe a bit more down to earth, with less easy attempts at wit – and at a level that show a maturing Bare, in styles that are similar to some of the shifts that Merle Haggard was taking at the time. Titles include "If You Think I'm Crazy Now", "Look Who I'm Cheating On Tonight", "The Woman In Every Man's Life", "Tired Of The Road Joe", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", and "Till I Get On Feet". Sleeper Wherever I Fall is Bobby Bare's first album for Columbia Records – a bit of a return to straighter material than some of his concept records for RCA from a few years back – material that really helps the maturing singer find a way towards some of the adult territory that some of his contemporaries were handling at the time – but all without ever sounding too commercial or mainstream, maybe a shift towards territory of some of the non-outlaw material of David Allen Coe. Titles include "Hot Afternoon", "Goin Up's Easy Goin Down's Hard", "Sleep Tight Good Night Man", "What Did It Get Me", "The Last Time", and "Rodeo Queen". Bare is a record that reunites Bobby with songwriter Shel Silverstein – the talent who really helped him reignite his music at the start of the 70s! The songs here are maybe a bit less concept, or joke-oriented than some of Silverstein's more famous material – a great reminder that Shel can be a hell of a songwriter in more conventional modes – and a few tracks on the record are by other writers too. Throughout it all, that great Bobby Bare vocal approach really makes the best of the songs – titles that include "This Guitar Is For Sale", "Too Many Nights Alone", "Greasy Grit Gravy", "Sing For The Song", and "Yard Full Of Rusty Cars". Down & Dirty is a strong live set from Bobby Bare – a singer we mostly associate with studio work, but who's clearly at home here in front of a crowd! There's maybe some slightly more rockish phrasing in some of the instrumentation – but the live presentation keeps things from ever sounding commercially overdone – and the songs are a mix of material from the kinds of singers who always bring out the best in Bobby Bare – a fair bit from Shel Silverstein, plus more from Bob McDill, Townes Van Zandt, and Kris Kristofferson. Titles include "Some Days Are Diamonds", "Numbers", "Tequila Sheila", "I Can't Watch The Movie Anymore", "Qualudes Again", "Down To My Last Come & Get Me", and "Good For Nothing Blues". CD

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Clare FischerFree Fall ... CD
Discovery, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that has a similar sound to the Singers Unlimited – warm harmonies that have a sunny, breezy finish alongside Clare's keyboards and the grooves. The production of the tracks is similar to the smooth MPS mode used by that group and Fischer – and there's also electric west coast Latin backing from a Latin jazz group that features Fischer on keyboards. The sound is great if you dig Clare's later electric work – and titles include "Sextet", "Blues Bossa", "Novios", "Samba Claro", "The Quiet Side", and "Free Fall". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy GiuffreFree Fall (plus unreleased tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $14.99
An incredible batch of freely crafted tracks from Jimmy Giuffre's legendary early 60s trio! The group features Steve Swallow on bass and Paul Bley on piano, and the two young modernists were a perfect match of Giuffre's ever-developing ideas of freedom and harmony. The music is beautiful – with a sound that's like nothing else we can describe, and an approach that's free floating (or free falling), but never directionless, and never overindulgent. Perfectly measured, with a strong sense of melody and rhythm, even amidst the more outside moments. Titles include "Propulsion", "Threewe", "Dichotomy", "Man Alone", and "Divided Man" – plus 5 bonus cuts not issued on the original album! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Merle HaggardI'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall ... LP
MCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Merle's always great – even post-Capitol, recording here for MCA! Titles include the great title cut – plus Haggard originals "The Immigrant", "The Dream", "It's Been A Great Afternoon", and "Love Me When You Can". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray HaydenFall In Love Again (main, extend)/Come Around/New York Skyline (Jazz mix) (CD single) ... CD
Opaz (Japan), 1996. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Joni JamesWhen I Fall In Love ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a piece of tape.)

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Lil LouisI Called U (the conversation, but u went to the party, the story continues, a series of events, why'd u fall) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1989. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The deep style of the Chicago mix sound of the 80s goes mainstream in this great little 12" of tracks from Lil Louis! "I Called U" is the sort of number that we used to hear endlessly on house mix stations back in the day – with a throbbing spare bassy groove, and very strange voices over the top. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing in a plain sleeve.)

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Frankie LymonWhy Do Fools Fall In Love/I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent ... 7-inch
Roulette, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Golden Goodies pressing.)

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Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall In Love ... CD
Sting (Sweden), Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
32 tracks. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisUnforgivable Blackness – The Rise & Fall Of Jack Johnson ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Junior McCants/Johnny SoulShe Wrote It I Read It/Fall In These Arms Of Mine ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), New Copy ... About November 29, 2019
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tim MohrBurning Down The Haus – Punk Rock, Revolution & The Fall Of The Berlin Wall (hardcover) ... Book
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 28.95
That's not a typo in the title – as this "haus" is the city of Berlin in the 80s – or more specifically, East Berlin – home to a punk rock underground that had a surprising amount of political power as the decade moved on! Berlin on the other side of the wall was home to some key creative developments in the 70s and 80s – but in the east, things were a lot more underground – which meant that the activities of these artists was even more transgressive and resistant – fighting government intervention and Stasi interference as they continued to make music that mattered. The book is a well-written, hugely informative look at this scene – served up in this 363 page hardcover edition, which also includes some black and white photos. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Natalie Y Moore & Lance WilliamsAlmighty Black P Stone Nation – The Rise, Fall & Resurgence Of An American Gang (hardcover) ... Book
Lawrence Hill Books, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A well-done look at one of the most legendary gangs in our city of Chicago – a group that began on south side street corners, rose to community organizing by the end of the 60s, then get embroiled in global politics with ties to the terrorist rein of Muammar Qaddafi! The Almighty Black P Stone Nation is the stuff of legend around these parts – and the group have had a fascinating evolution over the decades – and a complicated history that moves far past the usual themes of street violence of territory that were the limits of most other city gangs during their time. The authors mix personal stories, legal details, and journalism to get past the myths and legends, and look at the real growth and power of this group – in a hardcover edition that's 294 pages. Book

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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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PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God ... LP
Island, 1988. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC stamp, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Pat RebillotFree Fall ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a bent corner.)

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – and there's a strong case to be made for that! Jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best produced Roots album to this point, with an unpredictable, yet perfect flow from track to track. Guests include Mos Def, Common, Erykah Badu and JazzyFatNastees. Titles include "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". CD

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✨✧ Straight No ChaserIssue #100 – Fall 2019 ... Magazine
SNC (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The 100th issue of Straight No Chaser – a fantastic book-size version of the magazine that was one of the most important inspirations for Dusty Groove back at the start! There's few folks that cover the kind of music we love as well as Straight No Chaser – and this time around, they really knock it out of the park – with long articles on Kahil El Zabar, Rosie Turton, Tomorrow's Warriors, Thomas Sayers Ellis, IG Culture & Steam Down, Shirley Tettah, and Brownswood Recordings – plus lot of shorter features and some great art prints too! The expanded issue also features some key interviews from the SNC archives – with Abbey Lincoln, Pharoah Sanders, Dr John, Yusef Lateef, Gary Bartz, Terry Callier, Fontella Bass, and McCoy Tyner. The issue is a hefty 140 pages, beautifully laid out and squarebound – beautiful! Magazine

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✨✧ TramaineFall Down (Spirit Of Love) (vocal, acapella, inst, wind dub, dub) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Ugly ThingsIssue 52 – Fall/Winter 2019 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2019. New Copy ... About November 1, 2019 (delayed)
... Magazine

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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)... $13.99
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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Joe ZawinulRise & Fall Of The Third Stream ... CD
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Although Joe first came to big fame in the US as a funky vamper and soloist behind Cannonball Adderley's big group of the 60s, this early album as a leader has a much more mature sound than Joe's funky work with Cannon – and it rightly earns the "third stream" tag in the title through the use of an enlarged ensemble that includes cello and viola, in addition to the core group of soulful players like Jimmy Owens, Richard Davis, and Freddie Waits. William Fischer's also on the record on tenor, and many of the tracks are his own compositions, with that kind of weird off-kilter, slightly serious approach he used on other Atlantic/Vortex sessions at the time. The mix of soul and serious scoring is actually a pretty darn compelling blend – as you'll hear on tracks like "Lord, Lord, Lord", "Soul Of A Village", and "The 5th Canto". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rodrigo Amado & Chris CorsanoNo Place To Fall ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing sounds from this excellent duo – Rodrigo Amado on tenor and Chris Corsano on drums – both musicians that have such a clear, tight understanding of each other that they're able to improvised freely in fantastic ways – whether moving at top speed as a duo, or stepping carefully around empty sonic space as they fill things in together! The record is one that really elevates our appreciation of both musicians, and which will have us certainly keeping an ear out for lots more in the future – and Amado especially is really emerging as a bold-toned tenorist with a strong current of soul. Titles include "Don't Take It Too Bad", "Announcement", "We'll Be Here In The Morning", "No Place To Fall", and "Into The Valley". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ BucketheadsBomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) (original, Kenny Dope rmx, bonus beats, radio edit) ... 12-inch
Big Beat, 1995. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive mid 90s house number that needs no intro from us, served up here in the full 14+ minute original version, plus a Kenny Dope remix and some nice mixing tools on the flip! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Five StarAll Fall Down (m&m mix, extended version)/First Avenue ... 12-inch
RCA/Tent, 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Norah JonesFall ... CD
Blue Note, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and 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". CD version comes in a great book-styled cover, with very detailed notes – and CD2 features the Great Lost Dave Davies album – with titles that include "This Man He Weeps Tonight", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "Mr Shoemaker's Daughter", "Lincoln County", "Do You Wish To Be A Man", "Creeping Jean", and "Mr Reporter". Also features bonus tracks – "Plastic Man (stereo)", "Kign Kong (mono)", "Drivin (mono)", "Australia (Australian mono single edit)", "Lincoln County (mono single edit)", "Creeping Jean (mono single edit)", and "Hold My Hand (mono)". CD

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✨✧ Joe ZawinulRise & Fall Of The Third Stream ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Joe first came to big fame in the US as a funky vamper and soloist behind Cannonball Adderley's big group of the 60s, this early album as a leader has a much more mature sound than Joe's funky work with Cannon – and it rightly earns the "third stream" tag in the title through the use of an enlarged ensemble that includes cello and viola, in addition to the core group of soulful players like Jimmy Owens, Richard Davis, and Freddie Waits. William Fischer's also on the record on tenor, and many of the tracks are his own compositions, with that kind of weird off-kilter, slightly serious approach he used on other Atlantic/Vortex sessions at the time. The mix of soul and serious scoring is actually a pretty darn compelling blend – as you'll hear on tracks like "Lord, Lord, Lord", "Soul Of A Village", and "The 5th Canto". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David HepworthUncommon People – The Rise & Fall Of The Rock Stars (hardcover) ... Book
Henry Holt & Company, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great idea for a book – served up by a thoughtful British writer with plenty of experience in the rock mainstream of the 70s, 80s, and 90s! The book looks at 40 key moments in the career of that many rock stars – not as a "datebook" or diary-styled publication, but with richly-crafted essays on each moment – tracing the rise of Bob Dylan in the Village scene, or the moment when Elvis stepped forward in Memphis, Buddy Holly's plane crashed in Iowa, John Lennon was shot, Bob Geldof created Live Aid, Michael Jackson filmed his Pepsi commercial – and on and on – the kinds of defining moments that not only shaped the careers of these artists, but also the music as well. Hardcover edition is 305 pages, with some illustrations in the middle. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2LP set) ... LP
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and 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". 2LP version features bonus tracks – "Hold My Hand", "Creeping Jean", "Plastic Man", "King Kong", "Lincoln County", "There Is No Life Without Love", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "This Man He Weeps Tonight", and "Groovy Movies" – plus original BBC mixes of "Arthur", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Victoria". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 4CD & 4 x 7 inch single set) ... CD
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 4CD & 4 7 inch ... Out Of Stock
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and 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". 4CD set features a huge amount of extra material – the original album in mono, and in stereo, plus the Great Lost Dave Davies album – and lots of bonus tracks too, including "Lincoln County", "Hold My Hand", "Creeping Jean", "Groovy Movies", "Mr Shoemaker's Daughter", "This Man He Weeps Tonight", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "Mr Reporter", "Plastic Man", and "King Kong" – and lots of unusual mixes and alternates of album tracks too! CD4 features demos, rehearsals, and BBC mixes of the tracks – plus theatrical and "doo wop" takes! Also features a bonus large book with new essays and interviews, a special Kinks button, reproductions of vintage memorabilia, and reproductions of four vintage 7" singles – "Drivin', "Shangri La", "Victoria", and "Hold My Hand". CD

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✨✧ William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
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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Also available Voices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – given the lavish deluxe edition it richly deserves! Laced with jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that are both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best produced Roots album to this point, with an unpredictable, yet perfect flow from track to track. Guests include Mos Def, Common, Erykah Badu and JazzyFatNastees. Titles include "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". This beautiful deluxe 3LP version and includes loads of bonus tracks like ""New Years At Jay Dee's", "Y'All Know Who", "You Got Me (Me Tienes Remix)", "Quicksand Millennium", "Table Of Contents (Part 3)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 3LP pressing – comes in great box sleeve with foldout inner sleeves and booklet!)

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✨✧ Kimiko KasaiWe Can Fall In Love ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of those great 70s albums from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – a singer who started in jazz, but was equally well-suited to classy, contemporary soul – a mode that maybe made her the equivalent of Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson at the time! In keeping with Shaw, Kimiko works here with the legendary Chess/Cadet arranger Richard Evans – whose approach is as perfectly balanced as his own great music of the time – more modern soul than the decade before, but still with the richer sophistication of his years in jazz and experience doing larger arrangements. Titles include "Being In Love", "Along The Nile", "We Can Fall In Love", "In Common", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some edge wear and a center split in the spine.)
 
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Abstract OrchestraDilla ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, trumpet, and trombone – used over rhythms that are played live, and which have this warm glow that's like 70s jazz funk, filtered through the hop hop generation! Emphasis is on horn solos, but the set also features twin female singers – who provide some chorus vocals, and a warm link between the instrumental modes in a really great way. So maybe consider this both a soul and a jazz remake of the world of Dilla – and a great one too. Titles include "Welcome To Detroit/The Diary", "Dilla Mix 1", "Official/Fall In Love", "Love", "Angel"," King", "Two Can Win", "Raw Sh*t", "Workinonit", and "Stop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rex AllenRex Allen Sings Boney Kneed Hairy Legged Cowboy Songs ... LP
JMI, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Unusual later work from this early figure in country music! Titles include "Moonshine Steer", "Braggin Drunk From Wilcox", "The Fireman Cowboy", "Tyin Knots In The Devil's Tail", "When The Work's All Done This Fall", and "Windy Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bear Family pressing, from 1978.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduOn & On (album, clean, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Kedar/Universal, 1996. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great little tune from Erykah Badu – smooth, mellow, with a nice downtempo vibe, but still a warm finish that works perfectly with her voice! This is the kind of tune that made us all fall in love with her right away – and which still sounds great years later! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with some wear and staining.)

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✨✧ Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, but never stiff or cliched. Robert Farnon adds in some strings and chorus bits at times, but some of the best cuts have a jazzier flavor – and even the fuller-styled numbers fall back nicely to let Bennett's vocals dominate up front. Titles include "Christmasland", "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Winter Wonderland", "Snowfall", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "My Favorite Things", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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Betty Ford Boys (Suff Daddy, Dexter, Brenk SinatraLeaders Of The Brew School ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ... $8.99
A timeless, crackling soul and west coast funk-inspired hip hop instrumentals set from Melting Pot Music supergroup Betty Ford Boys – the triple threat production trio of Suff Daddy, Dexter and Brenk Sinatra! Each one manages to serve up what we've dug to date from their earlier, separate productions – from the Moog-flavored funk of Suff Daddy, to the classic G-Funk-inspired funk of Brenk Sinatra, to the hip hop funk electicism of Dexter – and it's all held together nicely thanks the intoxicating concept and the thematic vocal samples. Includes "The Time Has Come (4 Us To Be One)", "Hero Heroin", "Icky", "Papa Was ( A Junky), Too", "Everyday", "Tell Her", "Sippin'", "Legalize Every MF Thing", "Hold Up", "Making Love Good", "Coco Puffs", "I Need A 40", "Snow Soul", "Till The Wheels Fall Off", "Drinkin' Hennessy" and more. CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded ... CD
B-Boy, 1986. Used ... $4.99
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is a landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance by KRS-One. Importance aside, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is a landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance by KRS-One. Importance aside, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Braen's MachineUnderground (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros Alessandro Alessandroni and Oronzo De Filippi, working as the pseudonymous Braen and Gisteri – in a batch of heavy drums and basslines, topped with lots of fuzzed up guitar – but all with a tightness that's a lot more forward-moving than the usual set of this nature! Things never get to overdone, but still go plenty far out – and titles include "Flying", "Imphormal", "Murder", "Gap", "New Experiences", "Fall Out", "Description", and "Obstinacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)

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Magnus BrooRules ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Quite an unusual record from trumpeter Magnus Broo – a set that him handling a number of jazz standards – which is a real change from the more experimental sounds we've always heard from his own pen! And yet, amidst the current Scandia scene, Broo's always had a depth of tone that's really classic – and his approach here is wonderful, as he doesn't just echo familiar modes with the songs, but instead uses them as these compelling showcases for his unusual phrasing – his very particular way with the mouthpiece, which gets plenty of room in the spotlight – thanks to a trio setting that features the great Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Hakon Mjaset Johanson on drums. If you're just expecting a set of ballads and easygoing jazz, then think again – as Magnus creates a wealth of surprises here – on titles that include "You've Changed", "Summertime", "Easy Living", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Don't Explain", and "Like Someone In Love". CD
Also available Rules ... LP 22.99

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Magnus BrooRules ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Quite an unusual record from trumpeter Magnus Broo – a set that him handling a number of jazz standards – which is a real change from the more experimental sounds we've always heard from his own pen! And yet, amidst the current Scandia scene, Broo's always had a depth of tone that's really classic – and his approach here is wonderful, as he doesn't just echo familiar modes with the songs, but instead uses them as these compelling showcases for his unusual phrasing – his very particular way with the mouthpiece, which gets plenty of room in the spotlight – thanks to a trio setting that features the great Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Hakon Mjaset Johanson on drums. If you're just expecting a set of ballads and easygoing jazz, then think again – as Magnus creates a wealth of surprises here – on titles that include "You've Changed", "Summertime", "Easy Living", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Don't Explain", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rules ... CD 18.99

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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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CafeCafe ... LP
Vaya, 1974. Very Good ... $49.99
Obscure Latin funk/rock group from the early 70s, with production and supervision by Ray Barretto, and a sound that would fall somewhere in between the NuYorica and Chicano Power compilations. The group's got some nice basslines and keyboard riffs, with a style that's a bit more progressive than you'd expect – but which also has quite a bit of soul. Justo Almario played tenor and flute on some tracks, and titles include "Si Dame Tu Amor", "Move & Groove", "Siempre Mas Y Mas", and "I Got To Get Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some chewing on the bottom corners, and a small tear in the opening.)

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Betty CarterMeet Betty Carter & Ray Bryant/Social Call ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1955/1956. Used ... $6.99
An excellent CD that features some of Betty Carter's earliest work – sides recorded for the album Meet Betty Carter & Ray Bryant, plus other rare ones that were later collected on the Social Call album! The set features some sublime tunes arranged by Gigi Gryce – with a floating jazzy style that works perfectly with Betty's incredible voice – plus others with backings by Ray Bryant's combo, and a few more that feature Ray's group playing without Betty's vocals. Betty's voice is already fantastic – even at this early point in her career – with an amazing range of expression, and a jazz-based approach that's different from most of her generation. There's a total of 19 tracks in all – including one previously unissued number – and titles include "Bryant's Folly", "Social Call", "Thou Swell", "Frenesi", "Run Away", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Can't We Be Friends", "Sneaking Around", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Channels 4/Carla & The CarlettesCross My Heart/Groovin ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 10.98
Two rare soul tracks – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "Cross My Heart" is a different version of the Billy Stewart tune – done here by the "Channels 4" in this very unusual group soul mode – kind of harmony soul, but very rough around the edges, with these weird calls that almost make the single fall apart, while it still holds onto the great melody! Carla & The Carlettes sing in a similar setting – clearly a live one, which makes their take on "Groovin" sound unusual edgey as it inspires the small crowd! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ChasmanSynth-E-Fuze ... LP
Numero, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
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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Chi-LitesGive It Away (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About December 4, 2019
Excellent early material by The Chi-Lites – work that instantly soars above that of most of their contemporaries – with that incredible Windy City soul sound forged by the group's Eugene Record and producer Carl Davis! The groove is wonderful – free and easygoing, yet tight and right on the money too – lighter than the dancefloor styles of Detroit, a bit more sophisticated too – yet never apt to fall into all of the overly-emotive styles of the east coast too. This balance is what makes the group so wonderful – and really comes through on this early album – a treasure trove of songs penned by Eugene Record too! Titles include "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Give It Away", "What Do I Wish For", "My Whole World Ended", "24 Hours Of Sadness", and "To Change My Love". CD has some great bonus tracks too – "Love Me", "Love Is Gone", "My Baby Loves Me", "Price Of Love", and "Baby It's Time". CD

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June ChristyIntimate Miss Christy ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
A late treasure from June's years at Capitol – an album that ably earns its "intimate" tag, by featuring June with almost no musical backings at all! Instrumentation on the set is provided only by Don Bagley on bass, Al Viola on guitar, and some occasional flute work by Bud Legge – all gently working behind June's wonderfully dark and moody vocals – somehow even sadder and more heartbreaking than on other of her classic Capitol sets. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Spring Is Here", "It Never Entered My Mind", "You're Nearer", and "Suddenly It's Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with IAM stamp.)

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Patsy ClineSweet Dreams – The Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963 (3LP colored vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Decca/Third Man, Early 60s. New Copy 3LP ... On November 29, 2019
Classic work from Patsy Cline – a complete collection of her legendary work for Decca Records from the early 60s – a set that's sadly complete in the space of just 3LPs, because of Cline's untimely early death! But that tragedy aside, the music is amazing – and perhaps we could even say that the brevity of the package makes it that much more appealing – a really sharp focus on Patsy's genius, laid out in the short space of 51 songs – all recorded at a time when Decca Records could really do country music right, with a poise and clarity that Cline never could have reached a few short years before. Titles include a wonderful mix of hits and lesser-known gems – and the beautiful package features a good history of Patsy's career during this time, plus full notes on each recording session too. Titles include "Shoes", "I Fall To Pieces", "San Antonio Rose", "Lonely Street", "Anytime", "Half As Much", "You're Stronger Than Me", "South Of The Border", "Crazy", "Who Can I Count On", "Foolin Around", "Your Kinda Love", "Why Can't He Be You", "I Can't Help It", "You're Stronger Than Me", "You Were Only Foolin", Always", "Love Letters In The Sand", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", and "Crazy Arms". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 30. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP set on pink, purple and pastel colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Graham CollierDown Another Road/Songs For My Father/Mosaics ... CD
Fontana/Philips/BGO (UK), 1969/1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
3 incredible albums from the British jazz scene at the end of the 60s – all together in one 2CD package! Down Another Road is incredible work from one of England's greatest jazz talents – bassist Graham Collier, a player with an amazing ability to absorb a lot of the modern and progressive influences of his jazz generation – but all without succumbing to the same indulgences as them – a fact which resulted in a razor-sharp style that forged some of the freshest jazz ever to come out of the UK. This 1969 album is a masterpiece – filled with a modal groove and a strident searching theme, yet also as tight and grooving as most of the best Blue Note sessions from the same time. Harry Beckett's on trumpet, Nick Evans is on trombone, John Marshall plays drums, and Stan Sulzmann handles the reeds. Tracks include "Down Another Road", "Danish Blue", "The Barley Mow", and "Aberdeen Angus". Songs For My Father is a masterpiece of modernist soul jazz, with a sound that recalls the best late Blue Note work by Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley. Alan Wakeman's tenor is perfectly pitched, and searingly searching; Harry Beckett's trumpet is round, lyrical, and filled with soul; and the piano of John Taylor comps along in chunky modal grooves that make the whole album fall together brilliantly. Tracks include "Song One", "Song Two", "Song Three", etc – and they're all fantastic! Mosaics is a wonderfully searching session – filled with warm McCoy Tyner-esque modal moments, and searing post-Coltrane solos! The album comprises one long piece – Collier's "Mosaics" – performed live by a group that includes Alan Wakeman on tenor and soprano, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Geoff Castle on piano. "Mosaics" has that amazing mid 60s Coltrane quality of going out in a spiritual kind of way – yet always returning to the groove, never getting too free, and always remaining firmly focused on the direction ahead. All players are great, and the record crackles with the intensity of a classic session on Impulse! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Plays Classic Ballads ... CD
CBS, 1990. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Old Folks", "Circle", "Stella By Starlight", "I Thought About You", "Fall", "All Of You", and "Blue In Green". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing, with white text. PLEASE NOTE – bottom half of cover is stained and mostly peeled off.)

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Miles DavisSteamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
An early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous sense of presence throughout – as Davis' cooler trumpet is matched with Trane's earthier solo work – all supported by Red Garland trio backing in a style that's as near-classic as it comes for 50s jazz. Titles include "Diane", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "When I Fall In Love", and "Salt Peanuts". CD

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Miles DavisSteamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous sense of presence throughout – as Davis' cooler trumpet is matched with Trane's earthier solo work – all supported by Red Garland trio backing in a style that's as near-classic as it comes for 50s jazz. Titles include "Diane", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "When I Fall In Love", and "Salt Peanuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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DeBargeAll This Love ... CD
Motown, 1982. Used ... $18.99
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
(Out of print original Motown pressing.)

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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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✨✧ Earth Wind & FirePowerlight ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The Powerlight is burning bright – Maurice White, Philip Bailey, and the rest of the group still very much in classic formation! Even on a post-70s set like this, Earth Wind & Fire still manage to come up with tracks that beat the rest of the ensemble funk groups that grew up in their wake – groovers that still set a new level for the boogie generation, and mellow tracks that cross over beautifully without ever getting to soppy or adult contemporary. The balance is a tricky one, but the group always manage to pull it off – and guide the whole presentation of work here with enough class and care to show that the whole thing's the result of genius planning, and not just some happy accident! Titles include "Something Special", "Miracles", "Fall In Love With Me", "Straight From The Heart", and "Spread Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout this set, without ever giving up it's lyrical approach. Titles are mostly standards – but really transformed by the touch of the trio – and tunes include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Autumn Leaves", "Witchcraft", "When I Fall In Love", "Peri's Scope", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Spring Is Here", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Blue In Green". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
Also available Portrait In Jazz ... CD 3.99

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Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $3.99
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout this set, without ever giving up it's lyrical approach. Titles are mostly standards – but really transformed by the touch of the trio – and tunes include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Autumn Leaves", "Witchcraft", "When I Fall In Love", "Peri's Scope", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Spring Is Here", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Blue In Green". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Bill EvansSpring Leaves (Portrait In Jazz/Explorations) ... LP
Milestone, 1959/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A 70s two-fer that brings together 2 of Evans' wonderful albums recorded with the trio of drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro. The records are augmented by a few extra tracks not issued originally, and a great set of notes that aptly describes the magic of this rare group. Titles include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When I Fall In Love", "Autumn Leaves", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", and "Israel". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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Art FarmerPerception ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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
(Grey label pressing with deep groove, including Argo inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, some surface wear, and a streak of red marker and small stained spots on back.)

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Foreign ExchangeAuthenticity ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Spacey hip hop soul gurus Phonte & Nicolay return as Foreign Exchange – taking to the cosmos with a genuine depth of soul on Authenticity – possibly their best yet, and another great record! Vocalist Phonte continues on one of the most unpredictable career trajectories in contemporary music, from southern rapper in Little Brother to emotional soul storyteller in FE – the honesty and integrity of his vocals paired masterfully with Nicolay's production. He has a way of taking keyboard inflected soul beats and inflecting them with spacier flourishes – brilliantly enhancing the soulfulness rather than glossing it up. The creative team has been a part of fantastic records by Yahzarah, Zo! and others recently, both of whom return the favor with guest appearances here – along with Darien Brockington, Chantae Cann, Median & Jesse Boykins III. Includes "The Last Fall", "Authenticity", "Eyes To The Sky", "All Roads", "Fight For Life", "Maybe She'll Dream Of Me", "Make Me A Fool", "Everything Must Go", "Laughing At Your Plans" and "This City Ain't The Same Without You". CD

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Takuya FujiokaTakuya Fujioka Presents Let's Swing Now Vol 5 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
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 (delayed)
... Book
(Seconding printing coming Fall 2019!)

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✨✧ Hal GalperGuerilla Band ... LP
Mainstream, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Electric piano genius from Hal Galper – one of his best non-acoustic albums ever, and a set that's filled with moody colors and changes! The album's a fair bit more dynamic than some of Galper's other albums from the 70s – with horns from the Brecker Brothers, guitar from Bob Mann, and tightly rhythmic work on the bottom that makes some of the best numbers hear all-out funky jams! There's a sharply angular feel to the record that's made it a favorite for beatheads for years – plenty of tunes that are ripe for samples, even when things get slightly mellow – and Galper's approach to the keys is really amazing, unlike any other player we can think of at the time! Titles include "Figure Eight", "Call", "Black Night", "Point of View", "Welcome To My Dream", and "Rise & Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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GermsLive At The Starwood Dec 3, 1980 ... LP
Slash/Run Out Groove, 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
The last live stand of The Germs – capturing the band's raw, caterwauling ferocity, underappreciated musicianship behindDarby Crash's feral howls and sly humor – just 4 days before Darby's death. Given the band's well earned reputation for utter chaos, the most stunning thing about this particular recording is how lightning fast brilliant the band is. Don't mistake that statement for polished professionalism. This is The Germs after all, they sound like they might fall apart at any moment – especially given Darby's antics – but Lorna Doom's and Don Bolles's pummeling rhythms and Pat Smear's ferocious guitars are a lot tighter than they were a couple years earlier, though not at the expense of caustic energy. Darby's between songs banter pleading for a beer or lightly berating the crowd are almost lighthearted at times, so you might not guess he was headed for a final self-inflected crash just a few days later. 22 tracks on 2LPs: "Circle One", "Manimal", "Caught In My Eye", "No God", "Strange Notes", "What We Do Is Secret", "Media Blitz", "Communist Eyes", "Let's Pretend", "Lexicon Devil", "Shut Down (Annililation Man)", "Public Image", "We Must Bleed", "Richie Dagger's Crime" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – individually numbered and limited to 1970 copies.)

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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)... $12.99 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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Guess WhoAmerican Woman ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Titles include the classics "American Woman", "No Time", and "No Sugar Tonight" – plus "Humpty's Blues", "Proper Stranger", and "When Friends Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing, AFL1-4266. Cover has light wear.)

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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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Jim HallCommitment ... LP
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A really beautiful little album from Jim Hall – a mid 70s gem that has him recasting his style with a wonderful sound! The album features Hall in a variety of groupings – some quite spare, and featuring only accompaniment from piano (Don Thompson or Tommy Flanagan), drums (Terry Clarke), or vocals (Jane Hall) – while a few other tracks feature Hall in a nice larger group with Flanagan on piano and Art Farmer on trumpet – playing in a warm, compressed sound that's incredibly beautiful. The tunes are all quite fresh – even on the few familiar numbers on the session – and the album's a work of subtle genius that shows why Hall was one of the greatest jazz talents on the guitar during his day! Titles inlcude "Down The Line", "Walk Soft", "One Morning In May", "Lament For A Fallen Matador", "Bermuda Bye Bye", and "When I Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to earlier Motown soul. But Derrick Harriott also brings in some great sweet soul elements, too – echoing some of the fragile harmony styles of the east coast scene, while also fitting the mode to hip Kingston grooves – all the while maybe beating Studio One at their own game! The mix of material here is fantastic – a record that has a great sense of depth right from the start, the keeps on giving over the years – and titles include "Hum My Song", "Message From A Black Man", "Psychedelic Train", "Riding For A Fall", "Walk The Streets", "Go Bye Bye", and "The Loser". Reissue also features 13 bonus tracks, many on CD for the first time – including "Been So Long/You Lied To Your Daddy", "Solomon", "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Have Some Mercy", "Tang Tang Festival Song", "Long Time", "Psychedelic Train (chapter 3)", and a great take on Gene Chandler's "Groovy Situation". CD

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HauntedHaunted ... LP
Trans World/Return To Analog (Canada), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A fantastic bit of garage rock from the Montreal scene of the late 60s – served up by a group with a sound that's as searing as anything playing on the Sunset Strip at the time! These guys use just the right amount of fuzz – never too much to fall into psych territory, and perfectly suited to their driving rhythms – which, at times, almost make these guys feel like Love in their earliest years – although obviously without Arthur Lee! The vocals, though, are equally great in their own sort of way – tight when needed, but tripping out on the longer songs – which really balances out the record, and gives the whole thing way more depth than just another group making guitar-based rock. Titles include "Horror Show", "Untie Me", "A Message To Pretty", "Out Of Time", "Searching For My Baby", and "125". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Michael HendersonSlingshot ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1981. Used ... $9.99
Much as we like Michael Henderson, we almost want to hate him for the cover of this one – which features him in a skin-tight Speedo – but the record is just too damn good! The music is fantastic – and is sort of an update of the earlier east coast smooth soul sound, with lots of elements of older harmony soul, wrapped up in some modern arrangements that work better for Henderson's voice than those on some of his other albums. The record's got a few tracks that are clinkers – more uptempo tunes that don't work well – but Henderson really shines on sophisticated interpretations of classics like "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Make It Easy On Yourself", as well as on modern tunes like "Can't We Fall In Love Again" with Phyllis Hyman, "Take Care", and "Come To Me". CD

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✨✧ Incognito100 Degrees & Rising ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mid period work from Bluey and Incognito – perhaps slipping a bit from the freshness of their initial albums, but still sounding a heck of a lot better than most of the groups on the market! Like previous sets, this one has a jazzy finish that's blended with a tight NuSoul vibe – the inspiration for many of today's underground acts, and often not done nearly as well as it is here. Titles include "Time Has Come", "Jacob's Ladder", "Barumba", "I Hear Your Name", "After The Fall", "One Hundred & Rising", and "Good Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jermaine JacksonDynamite (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1984. Used ... $9.99
Maybe not dynamite, but an album that definitely has an explosive feel right from the start – thanks to some 80s grooves that really help re-ignite the solo career of Jermaine Jackson! Jermaine's soaring vocals are right at home in these beat-heavy arrangements – sparkling with a sense of soul and a great ear for a catchy chorus, yet somehow never sounding too commercial overall – really a great surprise, given what you might expect from the album! That trademark Jackson ear for a tune is right on the money – and the set features a few duet cuts – including "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" with Michael Jackson, "Take Good Care Of My Heart" with Whitney Houston, "When The Rain Begins To Fall" with Pia Zadora, and "Escape From The Planet Of The Ant Men" with Randy and Tito Jackson. Solo cuts include "Dynamite", "Sweetest Sweetest", "Oh Mother", "Come To Me", and "Some Things Are Private". CD features 5 bonus tracks that include "Sweetest Sweetest (US rmx)", "Come To Me (12" rmx)", "Do What You Do (12" rmx)", "Dynamite (12" rmx)", and "When The Rain Begins To Fall (12" voc with breakdown)". CD

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Keith JarrettStandards Vol 2 ... CD
ECM/BMG, 1983. Used ... $6.99
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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Grace JonesFame ... LP
Island, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – a record that works both on the quirky levels of her early rise to fame, and on the more soulful expectations mainstream clubgoers had at the time – a beautiful balance that owes plenty to the input from Davis and Moulton! Titles include "Do Or Die", "Pride", "Fame", "Below The Belt", and "Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City". LP, Vinyl record album

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Margie JosephHear The Words, Feel The Feeling ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Margie Joseph's really hitting on all burners here – thanks to sublime production from Lamont Dozier, working at the height of his mid 70s powers! Joseph's earlier deep soul vocals are given a nice sense of focus and righteous energy from Dozier's production – a fullness that somehow makes her sound almost better than before, with that mix of professionalism and personal presence that Lamont was laying down on his own great albums. Most of the rhythms are in a mellow midtempo mode – never too aimed at the clubs, but nicely picked up and smoothed out a bit from Joseph's earlier work – and sort of given that Detroit "umph" that rose to prominence in the early 70s HDH generation. Titles include "Didn't I Tell You", "Hear The Words Feel The Feeling", "Prophecy", "All Cried Out", "Feeling My Way", "I Get Carried Away", "Why'd You Lie", and "Something To Fall Back On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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KafeleAcid Reign ... CD
Kafele, 2008. Used ... $2.99
A righteous blend of soul and jazz – handled by an up-and-coming trumpeter from the Chicago underground scene! Kafele's not a Chicago native, but he definitely draws strongly on the city's soulful roots – blending spiritual jazz modes with smoother soul styles in a mix that reminds us a lot of some of our favorite work from many years back – warm on the keyboards and guitar, but nicely bold on the horns – and featuring vocals on a number of tracks as well. Singers include Yaw, Tanya Reed, Simeon, and Cherisse Scott – and titles include "Rise & Fall", "Faraway Places", "Seeker Of Knowledge", "Softly She Blows By", "Lonely Heart", "Morning Rush", "Where Peaceful Waters Flow", and "Once The Weather Changes". CD

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Laura LeeTwo Sides Of Laura Lee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About December 4, 2019
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like that of Gwen McCrae at her early best, but handled here with a fuller vibe that's right in keeping with the best modes of the Invictus/Hot Wax scene from the Holland Dozier Holland team! Vocals are wonderful throughout – and the album features the breakbeat classic "Crumbs Off The Table" – plus "Guess Who I Saw Today", "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)", "Rip Off", "You've Got To Save Me", and "Workin & Lovin Together". CD features bonus tracks – "Crumbs Off The Table (single re-edit)", "I'll Catch You When You Fall", and "I Can't Hold Out Much Longer". CD

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Mark LindsayArizona ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Wonderful solo work from this ex-Raider – an album that's almost to Mark Lindsay's career what Scott Walker's post-Brothers albums were to his! Lindsay really reinvents himself here – stepping out with a mature mix of jazz vocals, pop stylings, and more – all of which take him nicely past his roots, and into territory that should have gotten a lot more recognition at the time. Mark's vocals are pretty great – somewhat self-conscious, but never in a cloying way – and for the session, they're wrapped up in some hip arrangements from Artie Butler and Al Capps, both great partners for the date. Titles include "First Hymn From Grand Terrace", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Man From Houston", "Arizona", "Something", "Love's Been Good To Me", "Sunday Mornin Comin Down", and "Small Town Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Roaring LionCairi Calypso – 1930 to 1939 ... LP
Asherah, 1930s. New Copy ... $15.99
Roaring Lion is a singer who definitely earns his name – a strong early voice in the formation of calypso – and an artist whose early work on 78rpm discs still tops most of the later giants of the genre! The work here is an early hybrid of Island rhythms and jazz – often performed at a pulsating pace that seems perfect for the fast-spinning speed of the 78rpm single – especially given the Lion's roaring vocals, which must have sounded great coming out of the cone of a pre-electric record player! The horns add a lot to the vibrancy of the music, too – and titles include "Ugly Woman", "I Am Going To Buy A Bungalow", "J'Ouvert Barrio", "Bamsee Lambay", "Malicious Neighbours", "Fall Of Man", and "Ba Boo La La". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback groove that's similar to Shuggie Otis on his Inspiration Information album, but a little funkier too! Especially sweet are the sudden changes within the tunes – which find a killer groove, take a left turn or two, and then fall back into the groove nicely. Beaver wrote most of the cuts, and the track list includes "Hit Me With Funky Music", "Loosen Up", and "Tribute To Wes". But some of his best playing comes out on the covers, which have a nice laidback feel, in the best dope Little Beaver style – like "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let's Stay Together", and "Summertime". Total perfection! CD

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Julie LondonWonderful World Of Julie London ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice, mature effort from Julie London – done with a great mix of 60s pop modes and some of the breathier styles of Julie's earlier years – often served up with backings from Ernie Freeman that have a bit of electric bass at the bottom, which helps to step the tunes along with a subtle syncopation that makes for a slightly new direction in London's style. Most tunes are still quite soft and gentle, sung breathily by Julie – and titles include "Can't Get Used To Losing You", "Soft Summer Breeze", "Taste Of Honey", "I'm Coming Back To You", "When Snowflakes Fall In Summer", "I Love You", and "Guilty Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gloria LynneGloria Lynne Calender ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
There's a pretty loose theme to this one – because although the album's supposed to have a "calender" concept, one in which Gloria runs through tunes for every month of the year, the adherence to this mode is a bit loose, and the choice of songs hardly reflects the months. Still, the album's not a bad one overall – very much in the pop jazz vocal mode of Gloria's other work of the 60s. Titles include "Out Of This World", "Bali Hai", "Tis Autumn", "Sweet Pumpkin", "On Christmas Day", "Let's Fall In Love", and "Whispering Grass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing on Life. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Miriam MakebaMany Voices Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great album – even if Miriam's not in as many voices as promised by the title! (Who do they think she is – Rich Little?) The recording quality appears to be live – as the tracks have an open jamming style, with Miriam singing in that rich, folksy style of her early years, while a small combo backs her up on guitar, bass, and percussion, plus some trumpet by Hugh Masekela. Titles include "Nagula", "Can't Cross Over", "Night Must Fall", "Liwa Wechi", "Kilimanjaro", and "Ngola Kurila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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