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FallExtricate ... CD
Cog Sinister/Fontana, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Promo stamp on disc hub, tray card has stain which is not visible unless you lift up the plastic tray.)

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Shadows FallOf One Blood (blood red vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
M-Theory, 2000. New Copy (reissue)... On November 27, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – blood red pressing!)

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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)... Temporarily 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". 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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✨✧ FallAusturbaejarbio – Reykjavic Live 1983 (colored vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's an icy landscape on the cover – but The Fall warm things up nicely with this rare performance recorded in 1983! Mark E Smith is at the height of his early powers, and the songs are filled with jagged guitars that really match the raw wit of the songpoet – on titles that include "Eat Y'Sef Fitter", "The Classical", "Tempo House", "Look Know", "Backdrop", "Kicker Conspiracy", "I Feel Voxish", "The Man Whose Head Exploded", and "Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and yellow splatter vinyl.)

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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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Rodrigo Amado & Chris CorsanoNo Place To Fall ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
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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FirefallHeaded For A Fall/Just What You Need ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jerry Garcia Band /Bob Weir & Rob WassermanFall 1989 – The Long Island Sound (6CD set) ... CD
Rhino/ATO, 1989. Used 6CD's ... $22.99
Two complete shows recorded back to back in September of '89 – including full sets by opening duo Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman. CD

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Jackson 5We Don't Have To Be Over 21 (To Fall In Love)/Jam Session ... 7-inch
Steeltown, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the rare pre-Motown Jackson Five singles, from the Gary, Indiana-based Steel Town label. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing, with distribution info.)

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Etta JonesPeople Will Say We're In Love/When I Fall In Love ... 7-inch
King, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a King/Federal/DeLuxe/Bethlehem sleeve.)

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KavalierDon't Want To Fall In Love (radio edit, soft touch mix, hip hop mix, bonus beat, midnight remix) ... 12-inch
Nikera, 1991. Near Mint- ... $34.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $69.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo! Cover has a promo track list sticker, and cover also has light wear, and a bit of marker, as does the label.)
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD 18.99

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KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
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
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP 69.99

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Charlie MannaRise & Fall Of The Great Society ... LP
Verve, 1966. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hidehiko MatsumotoNight Must Fall/Latin Flute Highlights ... LP
CBS (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A great little record – every bit as evocative as its title – featuring sweet flute solos from Japanese reedman Sleepy Matsumoto, with excellent Latin backings from the Afroamigos! LP, Vinyl record album

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Wojtek MazolewskiWhen Angels Fall ... CD
Whirlwind (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really lovely tribute to the music of Krzysztof Komeda – the famous Polish jazz musician who also revolutionized the world of soundtracks, before leaving this planet all too soon! Komeda hasn't been around in decades, but his influence continue to shape new generations – and that's definitely the case here, as bassist Wojtek Mazolewski works with a group who definitely get all the original ideas in the compositions, but also find new, youthful energy for their expression – in a lineup that includes Oskar Torok on trumpet and electronics, Joanna Duda on Wurlitzer electric and grand piano, Marek Pospieszalski on tenor, and Qba Janicki on drums and percussion. Titles include "Le Depart", "When Angels Fall", "Roman II", "Sleep Safe & Warm", "Memory Of Bach", "Astigmatic", "Crazy Girl", and "Bariera". CD

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Billy McGregorMr Shy/Fall On My Knees ... 7-inch
Flash, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Peter NeroI'll Never Fall In Love Again/First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1972. Used ... $8.99
A pair of early 70s albums from piano maestro Peter Nero – back to back on a single CD! First up is I'll Never Fall In Love Again – a record that features backings from Charles Calello – whose pop genius graced some of the best work by 60s groups like The Four Seasons, and who brings a special sort of sound to the album to move things on a bit from Nero's modes of the 60s. Strings are full, and relatively lush – but Charlie also adds in some nice twists and turns as the album moves on, with some groovier elements you might not expect on the mellower tracks. Titles include "Without Her", "Didn't We", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Lay Lady Lay", "Come Saturday Morning", and "Something". First Time Ever I Saw Your Face has Peter Nero himself helming the arrangements – coming up with full strings at most points, but also really leaving a lot of space between his notes on the piano – which makes for this really moody, mellow sound that's completely sublime! Many title are covers, but completely remade with the Nero touch – and titles include "Got To Be There", "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Without You", "Baby I'm A Want You", "Hurting Each Other", and "Made For Each Other". CD

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Stefano PiliaSuncrows Fall & Tree ... CD
Sedimental, 2006. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God ... LP
Island, 1988. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC stamp, including the lyric sleeve.)

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
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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Lalo SchifrinRise & Fall Of The Third Reich ... LP
MGM, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some seam splits held with clear tape.)

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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. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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TeardropsTonight I'm Gonna Fall In Love Again/That's Why I'll Get By ... 7-inch
Saxony, 1964. Very Good- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen, a small piece of clear tape, and a peeled spot.)

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Larry WillisI Fall In Love Too Easily – The Final Session At Rudy Van Gelder's ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The very last recording session from pianist Larry Willis – recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder, where Willis first appeared on record back in the 60s – on his debut date with Jackie McLean! The set's a great cap to decades of wonderful music from Larry – and has that warmly soulful swing that's always made Willis one of our favorites, especially when he records with horns – as he does here with help from Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and Joe Ford on alto – players who appear on five and four tracks, each – next to a core trio that features Blake Meister on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Willis still has that round, full touch on the piano – that way of embracing all the spectrum of colors at once, then effortlessly making things fly with his fingers – in ways that always seem to inspire his bandmates. Titles include "Today's Nights", "Heavy Blue", "Habiba", "Climax", "Let's Play", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily" – a solo number that ends the set, and which is a beautiful cap to the whole thing. CD

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at the time, but with much richer, trippier work on the guitar and vocals – and some of the freaky, fuzzy basslines too! If some Afro Funk acts drew strong influence from the sharp soul of James Brown, these groups all seem to drink deep from the same musical well as Funkadelic at their freaked-out early best – which means that they've got no trouble throwing in a psych guitar riff alongside soulful vocals and funky rhythms – all with a sound that's completely sublime. Titles include "Wake Up You" by Waves, "Love" by Question Mark, "Baby Rock" by Jay U Experience, "Life In Cannan" by Ceejebs, "Who Made The World" by The Identicals, "Awa Lani Arawa" by Kukumbas, "Life Will Move" by The Believers, "The Feelings" by Tony Grey & The Black 7, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "In The Jungle (voc)" by The Hygrades. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with MP3s and a digital version of the booklet that came with the first pressing of this collection.)

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✨✧ Cold Blood, Tower Of Power, Hammer, & OthersSan Francisco Sampler Fall 1970 ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ring and edge wear.)

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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
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #10 – Fall 2004 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guess who's back, and just in time for the much-needed seasonal funk fix? It's that most appealing tome of all things funky, the one-and-only funk bible! Need we tell you that the Wax Poets have once again outdone themselves? The centerpiece of this issue an ever so timely look at the legendary Wattstax show, a perfect piece for a politically charged season, featuring some of the best photos of the event we've ever seen. Other features include one on the increasingly prominent Antibalas, lost Floridian funk merchants Montgomery Express, Melvin Van Peebles, Eddie Fisher, Part 2 of the Texas Stage Bands piece, a refreshing look at the Beastie Boys (sans mass media hype) and lots more. Another indispensible issue! Magazine
(Cover has some light wear and an old price sticker on the back – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ VariousWake Up You Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Nigerian scene might be best-remembered as a hotbed of Afro Funk in the 70s – but during the same key stretch, the nation also gave rise to a heady rock underground, too – one that often mix psychedelic inspirations with some of the soul and funk that were coming from the bigger names on their scene at the time! In other words, there's plenty of guitars here – but also plenty of groove – basslines that really get the tunes going, and a mix of funky drums and rootsy percussion that make the music way more than just standard rock of the time – and even a lot groovier than some of the Zamrock or South African sounds that got a bit more exposure. The package is as great as the sound within – a big book that's filled with detailed notes on the music, the scene, and the tumultuous Nigerian politics of the period – plus lots of photos and images as well! The collection features 18 tracks in all – titles that include "Mother" by Waves, "Never Never Let Me Down" by Formulars Dance Band, "Keep On Moving" by The Hygrades, "Everybody Likes Something Good" by Ify Jerry Krusade, "Onye Ije" by The Strangers, "Stone The Flower" by The Hykers, "Never Too Late" by The Apostles, "Tell Me" by PRO, "Float" by Tirogo, "I Can't Be Satisfied" by Founders 15, and "Ballad Of A Sad Young Woman" by Wrinkar Experience. CD

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✨✧ VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at the time, but with much richer, trippier work on the guitar and vocals – and some of the freaky, fuzzy basslines too! If some Afro Funk acts drew strong influence from the sharp soul of James Brown, these groups all seem to drink deep from the same musical well as Funkadelic at their freaked-out early best – which means that they've got no trouble throwing in a psych guitar riff alongside soulful vocals and funky rhythms – all with a sound that's completely sublime. As with the great first volume in this series, this edition comes with a special heavy book on the music – filled with detailed notes and lots of photos – alongside a great set of tracks that include "Wake Up You" by Waves, "Love" by Question Mark, "Baby Rock" by Jay U Experience, "Life In Cannan" by Ceejebs, "Who Made The World" by The Identicals, "Awa Lani Arawa" by Kukumbas, "Life Will Move" by The Believers, "The Feelings" by Tony Grey & The Black 7, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "In The Jungle (voc)" by The Hygrades. CD
Also available Wake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanCan't We Fall In Love Again ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Pat MethenyAs Fall Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ... CD
ECM, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Metheny moments ever – and one of the few albums of his that we can go back to, and still enjoy heartily! The album's wonderfully stripped down – and features only guitar by Metheny, keyboards by Lyle Mays, and percussion and vocals by Nana Vasconcelos, all blended together with some sublime ECM production by Manfred Eicher, who's really got "the sound" in full effect here, pillowtizing all the instrumentation into wonderful washes of color and tone. The standout track is the 20 minute epic "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" – and other tunes include "It's For You", "Estupenda Graca", and "Ozark". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Straight No ChaserIssue #100 – Fall 2019 ... Magazine
SNC (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Duponts(If You Can't Think Of Anything Else) Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me? (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Atco, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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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), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Super-rare soul from Junior McCants – a great singer who died at a tragically young age – which made King Records pull the single before it was ever released! "She Wrote It" is slow and sad – almost a deep soul tune, but with Junior singing in a style that's almost like east coast sweet soul! The flipside by Johnny Soul is very well-matched – the slow-burning "Fall In These Arms Of Mine" – a track with a deep soul vibe that matches the best late 60s work from James Carr and Otis Redding! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy 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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✨✧ 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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Pepper AdamsJulian (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Genius work from Pepper Adams – one of those players we sometimes forget about, then drop the needle on a record like this and fall in love with his music all over again! Adams blows baritone sax like nobody else – with a sensitivity that you'd normally hear on tenor, and a mix of modes that should have made him one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation – something that maybe didn't happen because of his unusual horn! Yet although big, there's nothing heavy about the way Pepper handles his horn – as you'll hear especially on the few ballads – and as usual for Adams, his choice of a group is great too – a sharp lineup with Walter Norris on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums. Titles include "Julian", "Ad Astra", "Jirge", "Spacemaker", and "Three & One". CD features two bonus tracks – "Time On My Hands" and "Lady Luck". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – part of the Acoustic Sounds series! Remastered 180 gram pressing – with tip-on sleeve.)

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Burt BacharachTogether? ... LP
RCA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A lost Burt Bacharach treasure – a bit later than classic vintage, but a wonderful album from the mature maestro – and sometimes overlooked, due to its status as a soundtrack! The work here is totally great – that mellow, easy-flowing style that Burt really perfected around the time of Living Together – served up here in a batch of sweet instrumental tracks, plus a few key vocal numbers with lyrics sung by Jackie DeShannon, Libby Titus, and Michael McDonald – all of whom slide down more into the Bacharach ethos than stand out as their usual selves – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "I Don't Need You Any More", "In Tune", "If We Ever Get Out Of Here", "On The Beach", "I've Got My Mind Made Up", "Find Love", "Luisa", and "I Think I'm Gonna Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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BalladsGift Of Love ... CD
Venture/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
West coast harmony soul genius – a full early album of work by The Ballads – a sweet soul group who really live up to their name! The tracks here are all mellow soul with a near-perfect quality – vocals that step and slide together in a gentle, heartfelt sort of way – never too slick, and always with a heartbreaking sound that rivals some of the better-known east coast examples of the genre. Production is by Willie Hutch, Leon Ware, and Clarence Paul – and the album's a super-rare effort from the mostly-singles Venture label – with tracks that include "Good Bless Our Love", "You're The One", "I Love You Yeah", "The Gift Of Love", "Weakspot", "Hey Diddle Diddle", and "Goodnight My Love". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Right Track (parts 1 & 2)", "I Can't See Your Love", "Do It Now", "I Love You Yeah", and "I Hope I Never Fall In Love". CD

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Celi BeeBlow My Mind ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Celi Bee picks up a few 80s touches for this album – mixing her usual disco groove with some slight Eruo electro touches – adding in a nice dose of darkness to the set! Celi's still got an undeniably strong talent for a catchy tune – the kind of vibe that first made us fall in love with her music during the TK years – and even amidst some colder keyboards here, she still comes across with plenty of charm – a sing-song way of hitting the lyrics that makes even simple, silly words kind of groovy. This approach is heard to great effect on the track "Donkey Donkey" – and on other tunes that include "It's Love", "Blow My Mind", "Dancin Nuts", and "Love Drops". CD

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✨✧ Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
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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✨✧ George BensonIn Your Eyes ... CD
Warner, 1983. Used ... $3.99
Sweetly jazzy soul from George Benson – a key classic from his great run at Warner Brothers Records, and the kind of record that George did better than anyone else at the time! Back in the 60s, we'd never have guessed that Benson's sweetly crackling vocals would dominate popular jazz more than his great guitar work – but hearing George here, it's clear that his soul work could easily outshine his guitar, especially when set up in a package like this! Atlantic soul maestro Arif Mardin produced, and as with his Chaka Khan productions for Warner at the time, he gives Benson a clean, clear modern style that's certainly pop, but also a lot less cluttered and clunky than modes used with other artists at the time. George is mostly on the vocal tip for the set, and Kashif helps out on one track – no surprise, given that Kashif was soon to walk down the path that Benson had started with his first few vocal albums in the 70s. Titles include "Love Will Come Again", "Use Me", "Late At Night", "In Search Of A Dream", "Lady Love Me", "In Your Eyes", and "Never Too Far To Fall". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George BensonLivin Inside Your Love ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend of 70s fusion, bassy funk, and even tighter riffing – all put together with a greater depth and sense of soul than most other records of its type. Blackman's a GRP contemporary of Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, and Weldon Irvine – and there's bits of all their sound in the work here, but somehow Don does it even better – hitting these grooves, notes, and lines that seem to fall from the heavens – and which still stand as some of the hippest music of his generation. A record to file proudly next to your copies of Ramp and James Mason – and like those gems, the kind of record that only happens once in an artists career! Titles include "You Ain't Hip", "Yabba Dabba Do", "Heart's Desire", "Deaf Hook Up Connection", "Never Miss A Thing", and "Holding You Loving You", and "Since You Been Away So Long". CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 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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Brides Of FunkensteinComplete Atlantic Records – Funk Or Walk/Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A prime pair of late 70s classics on Atlantic Records from Brides Of Funkenstein – a funky female group from the P-Funk empire – back-to-back with bonus tracks! The Brides are one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! The tracks on Funk Or Walk, which is on Disc 1 here, are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "War Ship To Touchante", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Amorous", "Nappy", and "Birdie". 2 bonus tracks: single mixes of "Amorous" and "War Ship Touchante". Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy is tremendously soulful session – with plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers 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". The 2 Part single version of the title track is here as a bonus track. CD

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Magnus BrooRules ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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

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✨✧ Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 32.99
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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Johnny CashHello, I'm Johnny Cash ... CD
Sony, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Reissue of the 1977 compilation album. Tracks include "Rosanna's Going Wild", "Long Black Veil", "Man In Black", "One On The Right Is On The Left", "See Ruby Fall", and "Don't Take Your Guns To Town". CD

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Graham CollierDown Another Road/Songs For My Father/Mosaics ... CD
Fontana/Philips/BGO (UK), 1969/1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
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 DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West ... CD
Sony, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Black Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West (180 gram pressing) ... LP 38.99

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Miles DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99 39.99
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West ... CD 7.99

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Miles DavisNo Blues ... CD
JMY (Italy), 1967. Used ... $9.99
With Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, recorded in Paris, France, November 6, 1967. 8 tracks: "'Round About Midnight", "No Blues", "Mascalero", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", 'Riot", "Walkin'", "Green Dolphin Street" and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato 2 ... LP
CTI, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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
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Sylvia DeSaylesBest Is Yet To Come ... LP
Regina, Early 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
Sylvia DeSayles is quite an unusual singer – one with a deeper voice than most of her contemporaries, and a way of putting over a tune from the toes upward! The style's a bit like Morgana King, but never as mellow – as Sylvia really seems to put a bit of force on some tracks. But the record's also a pretty strong one, thanks to backings from Peter Matz and Sy Oliver – both of whom set DeSayles up with styles that fall nicely in the reworked vocal territory of the early 60s – that legacy of Cy Coleman and other contemporaries that made things a bit groovier than before. Titles include "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Wild Is Love", "Strange", "It Amazes Me", "Warm Winter", "Don't Explain", "Maried I Can Always Get", and "I'll See You Again". LP, Vinyl record album
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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quartet Live ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
One of our favorite Paul Desmond records of all time – a set of understated brilliance that really lets him display his genius! Desmond at this time had been lost in some other sets that respected his talents, but didn't offer the greatest proof that he'd been growing as an artist – and this live album presents his magical alto work in a totally unfettered setting, with just guitar, bass, and drums backing him up. The spare sound is simply sublime – as Desmond's alto floats in air, magically picking notes out of nowhere, and illuminating the empty space with notes that seem to fall from the heavens. Titles include "Manha De Carnaval", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Wave", "Wendy", and "Take Five" – all done in nice long takes! LP, Vinyl record album
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Dining RoomsTre ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy 2LP ... About November 1, 2020
The 3rd album by The Dining Rooms (in case you couldn't guess by the title!) – and the best so far! These guys have really matured from earlier outings – moving into a sophisticated realm of downtempo soundscapes crafted with a great deal of care, and which are put together with a lot more than simple tricks and gimmicks. There's loads of really solid tunes in here – sly numbers that sneak up on you with a subtle approach to the craft, gently burrowing in and taking root – somehow making the album that much more compelling overall. A number of tracks have some wonderfully languid vocals, some male and some female – and these tunes fall nicely next to instrumental numbers with a very evocative approach. Titles include "Anima Per Amarti", "Tunnel", "La Citta Nuda", "Fluxus", "Flamenco Sketches", "Dreamy Smiles", "You", "African Loungesters", and a nice cover of Sun Ra's "Astro Black"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux AssociesNouveaux Modes Industriels ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
New industrial modes from Philippe Doray and his group of French experimentalists – not sounds that fall into the industrial dance world of the late 80s, but those very early, groundbreaking creations from Throbbing Gristle and the rest of their generation! This album's maybe slightly more song-based than Doray's previous album with his group, but there's still a pretty freewheeling, all-exploded quality going on here – that same way that TG and some of their British contemporaries took all the longer experiments of Krautrock and other sonic pioneers from the early 70s, and compressed them down to shorter, noisier moments – yet which somehow often have a songform too. Titles include "Pge De Magazin", "Le Petit Herisson Jaune", "Pas De Sevice Apres Vente", "Dans Le Dadale", "Clair Et Net", and "Contrechant Magnetique". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob DylanBob Dylan Live 1964 – The Bootleg Series Vol 6 – Concert At Philharmonic Hall ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A great live set from the early years of Bob Dylan's long run – with titles that include "Spanish Harlem Incident", "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "Silver Dagger", "With God On Our Side", "Talkin World War III Blues", "Don't Think Twice", "Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", and lots more! CD
(Still sealed. Cutout mark through slipcover barcode.)

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Clancy Eccles & OthersTop Of The Ladder (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A stunning selection of gems from the hands of Clancy Eccles – a mix of tracks that features material with Clancy as the lead artist, or at the production helm with some of the choicest cats on the Kingston scene – both singers and instrumentalists, the latter of whom get a great chance to stretch out here on some of the non-vocal tunes! The CD is the fourth and final in this excellent look at Eccles career by the Doctor Bird label – and like the rest, it really digs deep – to bring together way more than just a single album reissue – as the package adds 13 more bonus tracks to the original set, then steps over to CD2, which includes 25 more Eccles tracks from the early 70s! The vibe is late rocksteady and early reggae – and titles include "Reggaedelic" and "Open It" by Winston Wright, "Hello Mother" and "Thinking About It" by The Dynamites, "Haile Selassie" and "Build My World Around You" by Mello & The Mellotones, "Don't Call Me Nigga" by Tyrone Taylor, "Holy Holy" by The Fabulous Flames, "Passing Through" by Lord Creator, "Captivity" by Joe Higgs, "Teardrops Will Fall" by The Silvertones, and "Ganja Free", "Hits Medley, "Power For The People (part 1)", "Hallelujah Free At Last", "Uncle Joe", and "John Crow Skank" by Clancy Eccles himself. CD

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✨✧ Dennis EdwardsCoolin' Out ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A second solo set from Temptation Dennis Edwards – a great set of mellow modern soul, with a very 80s approach to the production and arrangements. There's a bit of 80s production in the mix – handled by Dennis Lambert in a strong way that never overcomes the vocals – and titles include "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. Near Mint- ... $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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EminemEncore ... LP
Shady/Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Em's fourth album hits many of the same notes as its predecessor, signaling a bit of a comfort zone for the former Slim Shady. The beats largely fall on the darker-toned lilt of the now instantly identifiable sound. Tracks include "Just Lose It", "Mosh", "Evil Deeds", "Never Enough" with Nate Dogg & 50 Cent, "Yellow Brick Road", "Like Toy Soldiers", "Puke", "My 1st Single", "Big Weenie", "Ass Like That", "Spend Some Time" with Obie Trice, Stat Quo & 50, "Mockingbird", "One Shot 2 Shot" with D-12 and "Encore" featuring Dr. Dre. LP, Vinyl record album

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Peven EverettHome Cookin – An Acoustic Album ... CD
Studio Confession, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than enough going on to handle just about anything he wants to get into! There's heavy use of acoustic guitar in the music, but not in folksy ways at all – almost more jazzy, with some bossa undercurrents – tripping lightly under Everett's vocals, which have all the seductively soulful feel they've ever had, but also hit a more personal – almost Bill Withers-esque quality – in this new setting. If you've never heard Peven before – or even if you have – this may be the record to make you fall in love with his music. Titles include "Stuck", "One More Time", "Testin Me", "Everyday Girl", "Clementine", and "Girl Of My Dreams". CD

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Peven EverettIntimate Affair ... CD
Studio Confession, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of those Peven Everett records that makes us fall in love all over again with his fantastic talents – a record that's definitely intimate, but which bristles over with the kind of soulful energy that Peven can often do better than anyone else! Most of the tunes just have rhythms and keyboards, but it's the overall presentation that makes them so great – in part because the Everett vocal range is stunning, with a sense of expression that's simple, almost effortless, but completely captivating throughout! In the past, you've heard us compare Everett with some of the soul greats from decades back – and that's definitely the case here, on titles that include "Can't Do Without", "Stuck", "Wild N Thick", "Tongue Kissin", "Girl Of My Dreams", "Decisions", "Burnin Hot", and "Gabriel". CD

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Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, powerful, and Afrika 70 at their best! "Na Poi 75" begins with a cool spoken bit – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of Afrika 70 come into the mix and really funk things up! Drums are wonderfully skittish – kind of double-snapping, while the bassline dips nicely below – and the tune ebbs and flows in this really great way. LP, Vinyl record album

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Full FlavaChinese Whispers ... CD
Dome (UK), 2000. Used ... $8.99
In the tradition of classic UK soundsystem type soul outfits, Full Flava work here with a variety of female vocalists – including Ruby Turner, Beverlei Brown, Fiona Day, Tee, and Donna Gardner – on a tight set of smooth R&B tunes with an approach that's kind of a bridge between chart soul and underground work. Titles include "Unwrap", "Fall", "Chinese Whispers", "Reach Out", "When You Turn Out The Light", "Make You Mine", and "Here We Go Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantGentle Giant ... CD
Vertigo/Universal, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The amazing first album from Gentle Giant – a crucially overlooked group from the key years of the UK jazz-rock scene! The album definitely comes at things from a rock perspective, but there's a hell of a lot of fusion in the mix too – especially in the guitar and keyboard parts, which jump around with these sharp edges that rival some of the more jazz-based fusion from the European scene of the 70s – played to perfection, even amidst some of the record's higher-concept lyrics – which themselves kind of fall into a King Crimson camp. In fact, the mix of lyricism and all-out jamming makes the record a good comparison to the Crimson camp of the time – yet for some reason, these guys have never gotten as much cred over the years as that group. Titles include "Nothing At All", "Isn't It Quiet & Cold", "Why Not", "Giant", and "Funny Ways". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy GiuffreGraz Live 1961 ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic live performance from legendary reedman Jimmy Giuffre – captured here at the time when he was really stepping out with his sound, as heard more famously on the albums Fusion and Free Fall! As with those records, the group here is Jimmy's amazing trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – both very young modernists who'd go on to make their own mark on jazz over the decades, but already perfect accompanists for Giuffre's very open, freewheeling work on clarinet – quite different than his sound of a decade before, and even than his piano-less trios of the late 50s. Titles include "The Gamut", "Brief Hesitation", "Cry Want", "Trance", "Carla", "Scootin About", "That's True That's True", "Whirrr", and "Temporarily". CD

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Jimmy GiuffreGraz Live 1961 (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1961. New Copy 2LP Gatefold. (reissue)... On October 24, 2020
A fantastic live performance from legendary reedman Jimmy Giuffre – captured here at the time when he was really stepping out with his sound, as heard more famously on the albums Fusion and Free Fall! As with those records, the group here is Jimmy's amazing trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – both very young modernists who'd go on to make their own mark on jazz over the decades, but already perfect accompanists for Giuffre's very open, freewheeling work on clarinet – quite different than his sound of a decade before, and even than his piano-less trios of the late 50s. Titles include "The Gamut", "Brief Hesitation", "Cry Want", "Trance", "Carla", "Scootin About", "That's True That's True", "Whirrr", and "Temporarily". (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, October 24. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, October 24. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on October 24 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition, first time vinyl pressed by the Pallas Group!)

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✨✧ Jimmy GiuffreNew York Concerts – The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Anagram, 1965. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Amazing music from Jimmy Giuffre – and a much-needed document of this under-recorded time in his career! The 2CD set brings together two different live performances – each done two years after his groundbreaking Free Fall album for Columbia, and with a sound that's even more far-reaching than that classic set! The Giuffre heard here is extremely free on his reeds – especially clarinet, which is blown at a level that prefaces countless European free jazz work to come – with an incredible range of sounds, colors, and tones. Giuffre also plays tenor – with more bite and soul than ever before – almost at an ESP sort of level – and the accompaniment on both sessions is very loose and free, too – with Joe Chambers on drums on both concerts – working with Richard Davis on bass on a trio set, and with a quartet that includes Don Friedman on piano and Barre Phillips on bass. The whole thing is mindblowing – a chapter of this amazing musician's career that demands to be heard – and stands as even more of a revelation than other Giuffre releases in recent years. Titles include "Cry Want", "Syncopate", "Drive", "Angles", "Quadrangle", "Crossroads", and "Three Bars In One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – 180 gram, on vinyl for the first time ever!)

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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. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
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
(Cover has light wear and some staining on the edges.)

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Johnny HartmanSongs From The Heart ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Cayre.)

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Roy HaynesMy Shining Hour ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1994. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Great drums from the legendary Roy Haynes – a player who was really coming into his own again at the time of this mid 90s set! The recording's a live one, done for Danish Broadcasting with a good sense of clarity – and the group is mostly European, with Tomas Franck on tenor, Thomas Clausen on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. Haynes' touch on the kit is quite heavy at some points, but light and sensitive at others– and the set's got a well-rounded groove that's great proof of Roy's vision as a leader during this time, especially in the way he uses Franck's strong tenor lines. Titles include "All Blues", "My Shining Hour", "Bessie's Blues", "A La Blues", "Bright", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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Lee Hazlewood & Ann-MargaretCowboy & The Lady ... LP
LHI, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $38.99
A really interesting album from the great Lee Hazlewood – at one level, a set that's maybe the closest Lee ever came to recording a country album – and at another, a great reworking of the modes he first explored with Nancy Sinatra! It's 1968, and Lee's brought his outlaw cowboy image full-circle – into a late 60s western-revival mode, cast in the same style that was showing up in films at the time – a bit schmaltz, a bit camp, but still with an earnest take on the genre that remains compelling in the face of all the silliness you might expect! And even here, working with Ann Margaret, who really could ruin the record, Hazelwood stands firm – singing beautifully on covers like "No Regrets", "Dark End Of The Street", "Break My Mind", "Victims Of The Night", and "Greyhound Bus Depot", all excellent examples of the hipper side of 60s country writing. Ann's maybe more understated than on some of her own records – and the Nashville production of the record is handled with understated qualities that never fall into cliche or copycat modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and partially unglued seams.)
Also available Cowboy & The Lady (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP 13.99

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Lee Hazlewood & Ann-MargaretCowboy & The Lady (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 24.98
A really interesting album from the great Lee Hazlewood – at one level, a set that's maybe the closest Lee ever came to recording a country album – and at another, a great reworking of the modes he first explored with Nancy Sinatra! It's 1968, and Lee's brought his outlaw cowboy image full-circle – into a late 60s western-revival mode, cast in the same style that was showing up in films at the time – a bit schmaltz, a bit camp, but still with an earnest take on the genre that remains compelling in the face of all the silliness you might expect! And even here, working with Ann Margaret, who really could ruin the record, Hazelwood stands firm – singing beautifully on covers like "No Regrets", "Dark End Of The Street", "Break My Mind", "Victims Of The Night", and "Greyhound Bus Depot", all excellent examples of the hipper side of 60s country writing. Ann's maybe more understated than on some of her own records – and the Nashville production of the record is handled with understated qualities that never fall into cliche or copycat modes! LP features some great bonus tracks from concurrent singles – including "Sleep In The Grass", "Chico", "You Turned My Head Around", and "It's A Nice World To Visit" LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cowboy & The Lady ... LP 38.99

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Phyllis HymanLoving You, Losing You – Classic Balladry Of Phyllis Hyman ... CD
RCA, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Above all else, Phyllis Hyman brought a level of class to soul music that few other artists could ever match in her day. And as the tracks on this set show, this classiness was best expressed in Phyllis' love songs and ballads, beautifully handled numbers that had at once an adult sensuality and a fragile tentative quality that made them more honest and human than the standard pop and soul work of the time. This set features some great classics – including "The Answer Is You", "Loving You Losing You", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Gonna Make Changes", "Sounds Like A Love Song", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Can't We Fall In Love Again", the duet with Michael Henderson, and her version of "Betcha By Golly Wow", recorded with Norman Connors. CD
(Out of print.)

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JamanSweet Heritage ... LP
Mark/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A really cool little combo, led by the enigmatic Jaman on piano and keyboards – working here in a mix of spiritual jazz and more soulful styles of the 70s! The core group features additional bass, drums, congas, and percussion – and the overall style of the record has a looseness that reflects the more open modes of American soul jazz in the post-Coltrane generation, but with a groove on most numbers that's quite different than any sort of loft jazz styles too! The set features a bit of guest cello and guitar, and there's two female singers who vocalize wordlessly on one track – but the main focus is always on Jaman's well-crafted and groovy solos. Titles include remakes of "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "One Of A Kind Love Affair" – plus originals "Sweet Heritage", "Free Will", "Serene Beauty", and "In The Fall Of The Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura LeeLaura Lee's Greatest Hits ... CD
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
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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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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 LondonYour Number Please ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Julie London couldn't look sexier on the cover – reclining in bed, on the telephone, breast falling out of her nightgown, with the suggestive title emblazoned across the top – almost like some sleezy ad from the back pages of a local newspaper! The music more than delivers on the suggestiveness, too – and features lush backings by Andre Previn, on an assortment of tunes made famous by male vocal greats of the 50s – tunes that really take on a new sense of life in the hands of Julie – getting special up-close treatment that's really great! Titles include "A Stranger In Town", "Learnin The Blues", "One For My Baby", "It's A Blue World", "When I Fall In Love", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting in the top seam.)

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Harold MabernLookin On The Bright Side ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $24.99
A bright, positive set from pianist Harold Mabern – one that's overflowing with soul and spirit – and a perfect example of his strengths during the 90s stretch when his career really took off again! The trio's got a well-balanced approach to rhythm – bold basslines from Christian McBride, whose youthful tones seem to warm up Mabern's music more than ever – and tight drums from Jack DeJohnette, who knows nicely that less is more – and never tries to overwhelm the interplay between Harold and Christian! Titles include "Big Time Cooper", "Moment's Notice", "Look On The Bright Side", "Our Waltz", and "Too Late Fall Back Baby" – a number you might remember from Mabern's Strata East years, sounding mighty nice here, too! CD

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Johnny MathisGreat Years ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
Think what you want about Johnny Mathis in later years – back at the start of his career, he was a hell of a tremendous talent – with vocal power that few other singers could match! This double-length set is stuffed with gems from Johnny's early years at Columbia – tunes that perfectly sum up the Mathis magic, and which features both hits and a range of key album cuts that are perfect listening for the wee small hours of the evening! Titles include "Fly Me To The Moon", "Maria", "The Twelfth Of Never", "Chances Are", "Misty", "Small World", "When I Fall In Love", "Gina", "Street Of Dreams", "Wonderful Wonderful", "It's Not For Me To Say", "Sweet Thursday", "Love Look Away", "Stairway To The Stars", "Unaccustomed As I Am", "Stella By Starlight", and "What Will Mary Say". CD

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MaxwellBlack SUMMERS' Night (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 2016. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
It's taken us a bit longer than expected to get this second installment in Maxwell's Black Summers' Night series – but it's been well worth the wait, given the greater depth in the music! All that we love about Maxwell's previous records is alive and well here – but there's also kind of a sharper edge to the sound, too – these fuller bottom currents that almost seem to be adding a second sort of instrumental commentary, alongside the lyrical activity up top – all while the whole thing is wrapped together with that warm keyboard flow that first made Maxwell stand out so many years back! There's almost this double edge to the whole thing – rough with the smooth, or turmoil under peace – which gives the whole thing a lot more power than this sort of record from some of Maxwell's contemporaries. Score another win for the mighty one – on tracks that include "The Fall", "Lake By The Ocean", "Lost", "Gods", "Fingers Crossed", "Hostage", "1990x", and "All The Ways Love Can Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Method Man4:21 – The Day After ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 26.98
Method Man's mid 00s LP for Def Jam and it's a step up from the predecessor, sounding pretty solid all these years later, too – with production by RZA and Erick Sermon on the best tracks, plus Scott Storch, Kwame and Mathematics! Tracks include "Is It Me", "Problem", "Somebody Done F**ked Up!", "Fall Out", "Dirty Mef" feat ODB, "4:20" feat Streetlife & Carlton Fisk, "Let's Ride" feat Ginuwine, "Got To Have It", "Konichiwa Bi*ches", "Ya'Meen" feat Fat Joe & Styles P, "Walk On" feat Redman, "Presidential MC" feat Raekwon & RZA, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more complicated singer-songwriter soul – and we've listened in wonder as she's picked up stronger jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and soul influences as the years have gone on – really growing into her own, and maturing wonderfully with age! This album's way way past the early efforts that were so strongly shaped by her co-collaborators – and features production and all original songs by Monday – recorded live in the studio with a warmly glowing quality that matches the righteous vibe of the tunes and the free-soaring spirit of her vocals. If you were ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to do it – because each new track is a surprising delight, and makes us fall in love with her work all over again! Titles include "I'm Still Here", "Yellow Light", "Dig Deep", "The Right Time", "Hung Up", "Be Who You Are", "Touch The Sky", "A New Way", and "Philosophy Road". CD
Also available Routes (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Monday MichiruRoutes (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Geneon (Japan), 2006. Used ... $6.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more complicated singer-songwriter soul – and we've listened in wonder as she's picked up stronger jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and soul influences as the years have gone on – really growing into her own, and maturing wonderfully with age! This album's way way past the early efforts that were so strongly shaped by her co-collaborators – and features production and all original songs by Monday – recorded live in the studio with a warmly glowing quality that matches the righteous vibe of the tunes and the free-soaring spirit of her vocals. If you were ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to do it – because each new track is a surprising delight, and makes us fall in love with her work all over again! Titles include "I'm Still Here", "Yellow Light", "Dig Deep", "The Right Time", "Hung Up", "Be Who You Are", "Touch The Sky", "A New Way", and "Philosophy Road". CD also features the bonus track "Sketches Of Myself". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Routes ... CD 7.99

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Jason MilesBlack Magic ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Keyboardist Jason Miles has a long legacy in jazz – both as a sideman with bigger names, and as a leader on his own – but this set with his Kind Of New group may well be one of his best so far – a sweet batch of electric grooves that goes a long way towards updating older styles of keyboard funk! Miles has a wonderful way of letting the right sort of spaces fall between the notes – a vibe that takes us back to the best early work by Bobby Lyle or Rodney Franklin – and like both of those musicians, he knows that the best way into a groove is to take things easy, and let the music find itself – which it does wonderfully on the mixture of tunes included in the set. The set features work from Reggie Washington, Jay Rodriguez, and Steven Wolf – and titles include "The Other Side Of The World", "Black Magic", "Kathy's Groove", "Wolfdelic", "Kat's Eye", and "Jean Pierre". CD

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Mark MurphyOnce To Every Heart ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $11.99
Easily the greatest album that vocalist Mark Murphy has recorded in years – and a surprising departure from a lot of his recent work! Murphy did the album in collaboration with German trumpeter Til Bronner – a player we mostly know for his own smoothly soulful, and often-grooving albums. Yet here, Bronner's got both himself and Murphy working in a lush mode that recalls the spirit of 60s sessions arranged by Claus Ogerman or Don Sebesky – Bronner on trumpet with a core jazz group, augmented by larger orchestrations on most tracks – and recorded in a spaciously sublime way that often has Murphy's vocals hanging beautifully in mid-air! There's a breathtaking depth to the album that gets past some of the simple tracks and over-tread territory of other recent Murphy albums – almost as if the album's the "classic" that Mark never got to record back in the day, but which is finally coming out now, 50 years into his career in music! A real contrast to the recent Mark Murphy dancefloor work – such as his vocals with Five Corners Quintet – and featuring the originals "I Know You From Somewhere" and "Our Game" – plus standards "It Never Entered My Mind", "I'm Through With Love", "When I Fall In Love/My One & Only Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". CD
(Out of print.)

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Naked Music NYCWhat's On Your Mind? ... CD
Om Records, 1998. Used ... $6.99
An instant classic – warmly soulful tracks from the Naked Music crew, with lots of heavy beats, jazzy electric keyboards, and deep female vocals that drive the whole thing home! More of a soundsystem project than a full group affair, but the record is surprisingly coherent – a trippy blend of NuSoul tracks, held together wonderfully through a sublime underground approach to soul! Titles include "If I Fall", "It's Love", "3 AM", "Through Tryin", "What's On Your Mind", "Too Late", and "Show Me". CD
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✨✧ Alexander O'NealMy Gift To You ... LP
Tabu, 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a contemporary generation – all while keeping true to a traditional spirit in the music! Alexander's vocals are a key part of the success of this album – working at a timeless level that's kept this one in strong Holiday play for many many years. Titles include the hit "My Gift To You", plus "Our First Christmas", "Remember Why (It's Christmas)", "Little Drummer Boy", and "This Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available My Gift To You (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Alexander O'NealMy Gift To You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a contemporary generation – all while keeping true to a traditional spirit in the music! Alexander's vocals are a key part of the success of this album – working at a timeless level that's kept this one in strong Holiday play for many many years. Titles include the hit "My Gift To You", plus "Our First Christmas", "Remember Why (It's Christmas)", "Little Drummer Boy", and "This Christmas". CD comes in a great book-style cover, with new liner notes and lyrics – plus bonus instrumental versions of "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Sleigh Ride". CD

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✨✧ William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too – as the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, handled by William with incredible dexterity – and spun out in these soaring lines that bristle with righteous touches that really support the message of his tunes! The vibe mixes in some electro elements with long-drawn rhythms – and the vocals often step aside for lots of keyboard and rhythm interplay, then come in to send things home at just the right moment. Onyeabor's been a pretty elusive cat over the years, and it's taken Luaka Bop quite some time to put this collection together – amazing work that may well make the album one of the most important to ever come from the label – and the first introduction to the non-African world of Onyeabor's incredible sounds. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Atomic Bomb", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Why Go To War", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", and "Let's Fall In Love". 3LP set features four bonus tracks not on the CD! LP, Vinyl record album
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Oregon with Elvin JonesTogether ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Drummer Elvin Jones joins the groundbreaking Oregon trio – and rather than making the set a record that's dominated by the star, Elvin nicely finds the right sort of way to really mix his talents with the group! Jones in the 70s could be pretty dynamic as a leader – but here, he's nicely open, spacious, and loose – slipping in surprisingly well next to the modal elements and global tones of the famous lineup – with Ralph Towner on guitars and piano, Collin Walcott on tablas and congas, Glen Moore on bass, and Paul McCandless on reeds. If you know Jones at all, you'll know what a really special achievement this is for him – another feather in the sometimes-overlooked cap of his real growth after the Coltrane years. Titles include "Charango", "Three Step Dance", "Le Vin", "Lucifer's Fall", "Teeth", and "Driven Omens". CD

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Riz Ortolani/New Vaudeville Band/The SpectrumBliss Of Mrs Blossom ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $6.99
The film's a very strange comedy starring Shirley MacLaine, and the soundtrack's pretty wild too! Most tracks are groovy 60s tunes with a mix of easy styles, and the album's also got a few nice vocal numbers that space things out nicely – and overall, the soundtrack's a real mix of styles that really keeps things entertaining! Jack Jones sings "The Way That I Live", The Spectrum sing "Let's Live For Love", Shirley sings the main title theme, and The New Vaudeville Band perform "I Think I'm Beginning To Fall In Love". Instrumental tunes include the Hammond-heavy "Rock Bottom", plus "I'd Rather Lead A Band", "Mr Blossom Goes Bust", "The Way That I Live", and "Mexican Merengue". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)
 
 
 



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