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FashionProduct Perfect (green vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cherry Red/Modern Harmonic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
A really strange little record from the glory days of Cherry Red Records – and a set that's very different than you might expect from the high-end fashion look of the cover! The group have a mix of punk and reggae elements – usually nice and lean, with the bass as upfront in the mix as the guitar, and vocals in an English-accented mode, very deep in the bassier range – which really fits the rhythms well! There's maybe kind of a Z Records feel at times – but the guitars are edgier, and echo a Leeds scene style too – on titles that include "Don't Touch Me", "Bike Boys", "Red Green & Gold", "Die In The West", "Product Perfect", and "Technofascist". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time LP reissue – on "Verduous" green vinyl!)

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VariousDifferent Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – which built new tracks on older rhythms – Pottinger works here with new grooves, mostly by The Revolutionaries – mostly slow-tripping, at a level that takes off from the roots years – topped with a mix of singers and DJs that get some really great dubby production touches! This isn't the digital work of a few years to come, but warm, well-crafted material that caps off the last moment before reggae took on some more electronic styles in the following decade – all served up with the usual great notes and attention to detail we love from the Doctor Bird label. The package features 34 tracks in all – some unreleased – and titles include "Tan Turdy" by Errol Scorcher, "Stormy Weather (12" mix)" by Bobby Ellis, "Different Fashion" by Lee Van Cleef, "A Little Bit Of Love" by Jah Thomas, "Whole Lot Of Loving" by The Enchanters, "Oppressor" by Tony Tuff, "Financial Problem" by Zara, "Annie Palmer (12" mix)" by Papa Ritchie, "Mr Landlord (12" mix)" by Michael Palmer, "Road Block" by Carl & Gibby, "General" by Ranking Joe, and "It's My Home (12" mix)" by Lorna Bennett. CD

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✨✧ Average White BandFeel No Fret/Volume VII/Shine/Cupid's In Fashion ... CD
Edsel (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four massive albums from Average White Band – served up in one 2CD package! Feel No Fret is a great set that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a bit mellower overall, but still have a lot of crackle and warmth – and Hamish Stuart's lost none of his vocal charm, and in fact may even sound better in a more laidback, less funky heavy setting! With the great break track "Stop The Rain" – and the cuts "When Will You Be Mine", "Please Don't Fall In Love", "Walk On By", "Feel No Fret", "Atlantic Avenue", "Ace Of Hearts", "Too Late To Cry" and "Fire Burning". Volume VIII is something of a greatest hits record by the group – one that bore the original tag "This album gives the listener a rare opportunity to taste the past and present of the Average White Band." What does that mean? Well, it means that the band only came up with 4 new songs for the record – including "Kiss Me", "Love Won't Get In The Way", "Love Gives Love Takes Away", and "Growing Pains" – all good numbers, though, and expanded here with the bonus track "Miss Sun". Shine features great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second strongest suit – the kind of mellow stepping rhythms that sparkled nicely between the bigger cuts on earlier records, produced to perfection here with a shimmeringly soulful feel! The album's got a mature feel, and the lyrics are often understated and well-balanced – no easy crossover soul or adult contemporary cliches – just the kind of warmth the band was always known best for. Titles include "Into The Night", "Our Time Has Come", "Catch Me", "For You For Love", "Help is On The Way", "If Love Only Lasts For One Night", and "Shine". Also features bonus tracks "Wasn't I Your Friend" and "Let's Go Round Again (12" version)". Cupid's In Fashion is from the early 80s, but still totally great – a record that has the Average White Band stepping along in smooth jazzy style – still with all their best 70s roots intact! The group are tight, yet still far from commercial – beautifully suited to the warmly soulful sounds they'd reached by this point – less of the hard funk of before, but in its place a mature groove that's totally great. Titles include "You Wanna Belong", "Cupid's In Fashion", "You're My Number One", "Love's A Heartache", "I Believe", and "Easier Said Than Done". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover.)

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✨✧ VariousDifferent Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – which built new tracks on older rhythms – Pottinger works here with new grooves, mostly by The Revolutionaries – mostly slow-tripping, at a level that takes off from the roots years – topped with a mix of singers and DJs that get some really great dubby production touches! This isn't the digital work of a few years to come, but warm, well-crafted material that caps off the last moment before reggae took on some more electronic styles in the following decade – all served up with the usual great notes and attention to detail we love from the Doctor Bird label. The package features 34 tracks in all – some unreleased – and titles include "Tan Turdy" by Errol Scorcher, "Stormy Weather (12" mix)" by Bobby Ellis, "Different Fashion" by Lee Van Cleef, "A Little Bit Of Love" by Jah Thomas, "Whole Lot Of Loving" by The Enchanters, "Oppressor" by Tony Tuff, "Financial Problem" by Zara, "Annie Palmer (12" mix)" by Papa Ritchie, "Mr Landlord (12" mix)" by Michael Palmer, "Road Block" by Carl & Gibby, "General" by Ranking Joe, and "It's My Home (12" mix)" by Lorna Bennett. CD
Also available Different Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD
 
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✨✧ Cutty RanksLimb By Limb (voc, hip hop mix, acapella) ... 12-inch
Fashion, 1993. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoArt Ensemble Of Soweto ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $19.99
One of the more interesting later sessions from the Art Ensemble – one in which the group push their African influence strongly, by teaming up with the Amabutho Male Chorus for a real Soweto soul sound! Oddly, the Art Ensemble are the ones in African garb on the cover – while the chorus is going more for a late 80s American male fashion look – but in the grooves of the record, the two units come together nicely – and make for a set of tunes that have the AACM sound heading way way past Graceland (that's a Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo reference, not an Elvis one!) – really coming up with some compelling cross-cultural sounds in the process. Titles include "African Woman", "Coming Soon", "Black Man", "Fresh Start", and "The Bottom Line". CD
(Out of print.)

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Milton Banana TrioBalancando ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastically hard bossa nova jam led by the legendary Milton Banana – a man not only known as Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer, but also as one of the architects of bossa nova drumming and percussion! The album is full of non-stop drums and piano grooves, and it's a mostly uptempo treat all the way through. Milton B tipples his way across the tops of the drums in an amazingly light fashion, yet still manages to kick on the rhythm all the way through. The hard piano sound and Milton B's beats and rhythms made this album a legend – and really cleared the way for so many great bossa albums to come. Amazing! 12 tracks including "Aruanda", "Ora Bolas", "Encanto Triste", and "Improviso", "A Resposta", "A Resposta". CD

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✨✧ David BowieChanges Two ... LP
RCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The second great entry in the Changes series from David Bowie – and, like the first, a well-chosen array of tracks that really get at his creative genius as a pop star – which includes a few great titles from his post-Berlin years! The set does a great job of spanning the 70s – and includes the single-only "John I'm Only Dancing (Again)" – which is a clubbier take on the earlier song that was showcased on Changes One. Other tracks run from the Ziggy years onward – and include another great single, Bowie's take on "Oh You Pretty Things" – which was more famously recorded by Mott The Hoople, although written by Bowie – plus "Aladdin Sane", "Starman", "1984", "Ashes To Ashes", "Sound & Vision", "Fashion", "Wild Is The Wind", and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing – laminated cover, Bowie printed inner sleeve with rounded corners, and silver on black RCA label.)

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Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $53.99 59.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. This crazy good 2LP box limited edition box set version comes with a double vinyl set that plays at 45rpm – in a cool glow-in-the dark box, and comes with downloadable virtual reality headset and downloadable content! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a glow in the dark box, with an exclusive booklet, virtual reality headset, an album download, and a download of virtual reality content!)

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Barbara DennerleinThat's Me ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Barbara Dennerlein looks like she's in some fashion ad on the cover, but the organist is very much a top-shelf musician throughout – working here in all these new modes for the Hammond, at a level that made her a key force in helping to raise the instrument back to prominence in the 90s! All tracks are originals, and the sound has echoes of older soul jazz modes, but also all these new ideas from jazz of the 80s – served up with some especially nice touches from Ray Anderson on trombone, in a quintet that also includes Bob Berg on tenor, Mitch Watkins on guitar, and Dennis Chambers on drums. Titles include "Three Hearts", "That's Me", "Grandfather's Funk", "Dancing Shoes", "One For Miss D", and "Downtown NY". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the album – tracks that feature Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass, all working with Ellington on the keys. On other titles, though, the album features Coltrane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – slightly less modern, but with a nice sense of depth throughout! Overall, the the record does a great job of balancing between the best talents of both players – and titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On December 10, 2021
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A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the album – tracks that feature Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass, all working with Ellington on the keys. On other titles, though, the album features Coltrane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – slightly less modern, but with a nice sense of depth throughout! Overall, the the record does a great job of balancing between the best talents of both players – and titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... LP 23.99

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Ormond GigliGirls In The Windows & Other Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 75.00
A massive book of beautiful photographs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s – all done by photographer Ormond Gigli, who worked heavily for Life, Time, and other publications at the time! The book is huge – almost like one of those large Taschen books – and each page presents a stunning full color image from a variety of different assignments that Gigli had over the years – including stage shots, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, and even a few more art-related projects – all laid out alongside writings and comments by Ormond, which illuminate the already-striking contents even further. The book is a hefty 252 pages, and full color throughout. Book

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & Sonny StittFor Musicians Only (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances from Dizzy Gillespie – as they have a tight bop groove that lets all the musicians find their right place, and solo in wonderful interplay with each other! Here, Dizz and Sonny Stitt provide the core of a group that also includes Stan Getz on tenor – and the three of them are given four nice long tracks to work through in a relaxed seamless fashion – moving openly and wonderfully over tunes that include "Dark Eyes", "We", and "Be Bop". Includes a bonus alternate of "Dark Eyes". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $9.99
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label recorded back in the day – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonKenton's West Side Story ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... $6.99
A classic jazz interpretation of the score to West Side Story – served up in ultra-hip fashion by the Stan Kenton Orchestra! Although the tunes are familiar, the readings are extremely creative – and use Leonard Bernstein's original music as the starting point for a rich tapestry of tones, colors, and sounds that really open things up! Arrangements are by Johnny Richards, and very swinging throughout – and soloists include Gabe Balthazar on alto, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Sam Donahue on tenor – plus some great standout piano from Stan himself. Titles include "Something's Coming", "Officer Krupke", "Tonight", "Cool", "I Feel Pretty", and "Taunting Scene". CD
(Out of print.)

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Peggy LeeBlack Coffee And Other Delights – Decca Anthology (2CD set) ... CD
Decca, Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Brilliant work by Peggy Lee – very different than most of her later more pop-oriented recordings! Peggy signed to Decca as a solo act right after working with bigger bands in the 40s, and her recordings for the label are wonderful – featuring many ballads and torchy numbers, recorded in small-combo fashion, in a style that's similar to some of Chris Connor's later Bethlehem work, plus some larger arrangements that push her even further, and which move into a wealth of interesting styles that show her to be an incredibly talented vocalist. The package features a total of 46 tracks in all – and tracks include "Black Coffee", "Lover", "You Go To My Head", "Let Me Go Lover", "Joey Joey Joey", "My Old Flame", "Street Of Dreams", "Where Flamingos Fly", "Johnny Guitar", "Sisters", "Bouquet Of Blues", "Love Letters", and "Sans Souci". CD
(Out of print.)

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MazaratiMazarati ... LP
Paisley Park, 1986. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A short-lived Prince side project from the mid 80s – pretty tinny, and decidedly weaker than his own work, or that of groups like The Family or The Time. Titles include "Strawberry Lover", "Suzy", "Player's Ball", "Lonely Girl On Bourbon Street", and "100 MPH". Almost worth it for the ridiculous fashion/make-up shown on back. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining, a cutout notch, and some waviness.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker On Dial Vol 3 ... LP
Dial/Spotlite (UK), 1947. Near Mint- ... $11.99
1970s reissue of Bird's incomparable Dial sides, cut during the height of the Bop age. Though the cover just has a generic photo of Bird, there's extensive notes on the back, and the tracks are arranged in a documentary sort of fashion, lining up all the takes together, so you can hear Bird developing his solos and working through his unique concept, with support from Wardell Gray, Howard McGhee, Dodo Marmarosa and others. Several takes each of "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Cheers", "Carvin the Bird", "Stupendous" and "Home Cookin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker and some gloss separation along the spine.)

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Evan ParkerChicago Solo ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Evan Parker sounds wonderful here – on a 90s session recorded in Chicago, but a record that may well stand with our favorites from his earliest years on vinyl! Parker was sometimes sounding more academic and dry at this point in his career, but he really wakes up our ears here too – maybe in part because the album's his first-ever solo effort on tenor, in contrast to a number of other records over the years in a Lacy-like fashion, recorded with solo soprano sax! A few tunes are dedicated to heroes and inspirations – Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, and Chris McGregor – and the album features 14 solo tenor tracks in all. CD

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersDouble Seven ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
Brilliant early work from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – and an album that already shows that Perry's got a fantastic production style firmly in place! The rhythms are great – the kind of laidback, bad-stepping grooves you'd expect from The Upsetters – but there's also a special finish to the album, as Lee works the studio knobs with some subtle tricks to make the tunes explode with strange sonic elements – never in a way that gets in the way of the vocals, when they're important – but always enough to augment the record in really thrilling ways. Titles include "Kentucky Shank", "In The Iaah", "Jungle Lion", "Hail Stones", "Ironside", "Soul Man", and "Cold Weather" by The Upsetters – plus "Stick Together" and "Double Six" by U Roy, "We Are Neighbours" and "Just Enough" by David Isaacs, and "High Fashion" by I Roy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Chantal Regnault/Tim LawrenceVoguing & The Gay Balls Of New York City 1989 to 1992 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
A magnificent document of a very unique cultural moment – the voguing ballroom world of the New York scene at the end of the 80s! The book is filled with beautiful vintage photographs that really get at the complexity of the ballroom scene – the cross-gender, cross-class, cross-fashion activity that was often set to house music – and which was as individualistic and uniquely New York as the emergence of disco in the 70s, or the birth of hip hop a few years later. Voguing had a shorter life span than both, but impacted the mainstream for a few key years at the start of the 90s – and this book really gets at the raw power the movement had at the start, thanks to on the spot photographs from Chantal Regnault. Images are in both color and black and white, presented in the book with the Soul Jazz sensitivity to cultural undergrounds – and dancefloor chronicler Tim Lawrence contributed a good deal of text, to help set the images in proper perspective. Book is oversize, 204 pages, softcover, and very nicely done! Book

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Salsoul OrchestraUp The Yellow Brick Road ... LP
Salsoul, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the stranger moments in the Salsoul catalog, but a great groover too – an album of tunes from films, interpreted by the Salsoul Orchestra in a soaring disco mode! The style was one that was certainly aimed at the more mainstream club-goers at the time – a way to reach out to the older crowds out on Long Island, and find the kind of tunes that would bring them back into the discos. But thanks to Vince Montana, the overall style is still pretty nice – soaring and complicated in true Salsoul fashion, and featuring vocals on most numbers from a trio that includes Barbara Ingram – who really helps give the music a new sort of sparkle. Titles include "Evergreen", "Ease On Down The Road", "West Side Story Medley", and "Fiddler On The Roof Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen, ring wear, and edge wear.)

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San Ul Lim3 ... CD
World Psychedelia (Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $3.99
Super fuzzed out, trippy 70s psych rock from Korea's San Ul Lim – an album recorded by the Seoul rockers in the power trio format of guitar, bass and drums – but with such a fuzzy, dense tone that it's hard to fathom how on Earth they got the sound! The opening track starts in wonderfully eye-opening fashion with the buzzing guitar sound and raspy vocals – but the follow up tracks have a softer vocal tone and more of a spacey effect – kind of evocative of "Sister Ray" in the relentless buzz sounds, but with a more lilting overall vibe! Includes notes in English, but the titles are Korean – 5 tracks in all, including a mammoth 18 minute closer! (Apologies for the lack of track titles – the booklet includes an English language essay, but not a translation for the song titles!) CD

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Archie SheppComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Sea Of Faces/Down Home New York/Little Red Moon/California Meeting) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1975/1984/1985. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 41.98
A relatively small slice of the long and storied career of tenorist Archie Shepp – but a great one too, and a set of records that marks some of Shepp's more spiritual modes at the time! The package might well be worth it alone for the classic Sea Of Faces – a great little set from Archie Shepp – one of his strongest of the 70s, and a real return to the kind of spiritual jamming he was doing at the end of his time with Impulse Records! The album's well-known for it's great track "Song For Mozambique" – a spare and righteous number that features Bunny Fox singing in a sweet spiritual mode, while Charles Greenlee and Shepp recite chants over the jamming grooves of the band. Fox also sings on the mellow and soulful "I Know Bout The Life", and the Shepp group picks up a straight but hard mode on Cal Massey's great track "Lookin For Someone To Love". The extended jammer "Hipnosis" takes up all of side one – and it's a great little groover that builds nicely with a comping rhythm, yet which gives the band some nice room to solo in an exploratory fashion. Down Home New York is an overlooked killer from Archie Shepp – a set that almost recalls some of the spiritual moments of his later Impulse work, and which definitely has him moving past some of the straighter sounds of this period in his career! Things are never too outside or free, but there's a balance with straightness that's really great – so that when the rhythms are gentle, Archie might really take off in an edgey solo – or when the grooves have more force, he might hang inside with a soulful core energy, holding the whole group together. There's some great use of electric bass on the date – played by Saheb Sarbib – and other players include Charles McGhee on trumpet, Ken Warner on piano, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. Players vocalize a bit at times – in an older Shepp way – and titles include "Down Home New York", "May 16th", "Down Home New York", "Straight Street", and "The 4th World". Little Red Moon features some nicely spiritual currents too – with a group that includes Enrico Rava on trumpet – on titles that include "Naima", "Impromptu", "Whisper Not", and "Little Red Moon". California Meeting is a live set from the west coast – featuring some very long tracks with George Cables on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums – plus bluesman Royal Blue on one track too. All four albums come in a box, in tiny recor-style sleeves! CD

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✨✧ Linval Thompson/Big Joe/TrinityTrojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries band and an uncredited Junjo Lawes (who would later go on to cut some of the best dub albums ever, with Scientist) – and the vocals have this great style of cresting between sweeter modes and more biting modes – particularly when wrapped around the social themes that always made Thompson stand out. Titles include "I Love Marijuana", "Don't Push Your Brother", "Dread Are the Controller", "The Children of the Ghetto", "Not Follow Fashion", and "Jamaican Colley Version". African Princess is a set that features great DJ vocals from Big Joe – one of the lesser-knowns of the time, but a voice that's perfect for the rich sense of flow that Linval Thompson brings to the production – on titles that include "African Princess", "Big Disgrace", "Tubby At The Controls", "Smoke Marijuana", "Love Can Conquer", and "Pauline Love The Natty". Rock In The Ghetto is classic 70s work from Trinity – a Jamaican deejay singer who gets some excellent help on the set from Linval Thompson! Thompson mixes dubby modes with some sharper, crispier crackles at key moments – working as a nice way of punctuation to the moods delivered by Trinity's vocals – which are almost always in the righteous modes you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Dangerous Rockers & Ting", "Pope Paul Dead & Gone", "Don't Lose Me", "Life Is Not Easy", "Don't Lose Me", "Every Trick In The Book", "Freedom Style", and "Rock In The Ghetto". 2CD set features 10 bonus tracks – titles that include "Lover's Style" and "Come On Baby Dub Style" by The Roots Radics, "Follow My Heart (12" mix)" and "Pope Paul Dead & Gone (12" mix)" by Trinity, "Mr CID" by Barry Brown, "There's A Song" by Pat Kelly, "King Tubby's Rockers" and "Second Hand Girl" by Scientist & Roots Radics, and "Here With Me" by Linval Thompson. CD
Also available Trojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Linval Thompson/Big Joe/TrinityTrojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries band and an uncredited Junjo Lawes (who would later go on to cut some of the best dub albums ever, with Scientist) – and the vocals have this great style of cresting between sweeter modes and more biting modes – particularly when wrapped around the social themes that always made Thompson stand out. Titles include "I Love Marijuana", "Don't Push Your Brother", "Dread Are the Controller", "The Children of the Ghetto", "Not Follow Fashion", and "Jamaican Colley Version". African Princess is a set that features great DJ vocals from Big Joe – one of the lesser-knowns of the time, but a voice that's perfect for the rich sense of flow that Linval Thompson brings to the production – on titles that include "African Princess", "Big Disgrace", "Tubby At The Controls", "Smoke Marijuana", "Love Can Conquer", and "Pauline Love The Natty". Rock In The Ghetto is classic 70s work from Trinity – a Jamaican deejay singer who gets some excellent help on the set from Linval Thompson! Thompson mixes dubby modes with some sharper, crispier crackles at key moments – working as a nice way of punctuation to the moods delivered by Trinity's vocals – which are almost always in the righteous modes you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Dangerous Rockers & Ting", "Pope Paul Dead & Gone", "Don't Lose Me", "Life Is Not Easy", "Don't Lose Me", "Every Trick In The Book", "Freedom Style", and "Rock In The Ghetto". 2CD set features 10 bonus tracks – titles that include "Lover's Style" and "Come On Baby Dub Style" by The Roots Radics, "Follow My Heart (12" mix)" and "Pope Paul Dead & Gone (12" mix)" by Trinity, "Mr CID" by Barry Brown, "There's A Song" by Pat Kelly, "King Tubby's Rockers" and "Second Hand Girl" by Scientist & Roots Radics, and "Here With Me" by Linval Thompson. CD
Also available Trojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Kamasi WashingtonBecoming – Music From The Netflix Documentary ... CD
Young Turks, 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Really great work from saxophone genius Kamasi Washington – music that's very different than the longform sounds of his epic sets – yet very beautiful too, and clearly showing off a whole new feather in Kamasi's mighty cap! As you can tell from the title, the work is music for a documentary soundtrack – and Washington really rises to the occasion with music of majesty – all jazz throughout, but mixed with some extra strings at times too – a bit like those fantastic instrumental moments that Bill Lee did for the early films of Spike – served up here with a similar sense of pride, power, and subtle righteousness! Other players include Rickey Washington on alto and flute, Ryan Porter on trombone, Dontae Winslow on trumpet, and Cameron Graves on piano and Fender Rhodes – on titles that include "Take In The Story", "Shot Out Of A Cannon", "Song For Fraser", "Southside V1", "Detail", "Fashion Now & Then", "Connections", "Looking Forward", and "I Am Becoming". CD
Also available Becoming – Music From The Netflix Documentary ... LP 21.99

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Kamasi WashingtonBecoming – Music From The Netflix Documentary ... LP
Young Turks, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Really great work from saxophone genius Kamasi Washington – music that's very different than the longform sounds of his epic sets – yet very beautiful too, and clearly showing off a whole new feather in Kamasi's mighty cap! As you can tell from the title, the work is music for a documentary soundtrack – and Washington really rises to the occasion with music of majesty – all jazz throughout, but mixed with some extra strings at times too – a bit like those fantastic instrumental moments that Bill Lee did for the early films of Spike – served up here with a similar sense of pride, power, and subtle righteousness! Other players include Rickey Washington on alto and flute, Ryan Porter on trombone, Dontae Winslow on trumpet, and Cameron Graves on piano and Fender Rhodes – on titles that include "Take In The Story", "Shot Out Of A Cannon", "Song For Fraser", "Southside V1", "Detail", "Fashion Now & Then", "Connections", "Looking Forward", and "I Am Becoming". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Becoming – Music From The Netflix Documentary ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ David WillsHollywood Beach Beauties – Sea Sirens, Sun Goddesses & Summer Style 1930 to 1970 (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 30.00
Images of famous stars at the beach – not the creepy tabloid photos that always seem to catch them at their worst – but lavish full color images that are pulled from film shots, publicity stills, and magazine layouts – all documenting an ever-evolving sense of fashion in the sand on the west coast scene at midcentury! Most of the subjects of the photos are recognizable – Ursula Andress, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and so on – but there's also some lesser-knowns, early film stars, and others – laid out in beautiful pages that include a bit of text, and some movie poster images too. 218 pages, full color, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ VariousShake The Foundations – Militant Funk & The Post Punk Dancefloor 1978 to 1984 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A funny thing happened to British music after the initial explosion of punk in the late 70s – it got surprisingly funky, in all sorts of weird ways that helped the new music cross over to the dancefloor – maybe inspired by American funk and soul, but coming off with a very different vibe overall! The basslines are key – and some of these groups really make amazing use of the brooding sounds of the instrument, picked up a few notches in pace – while others might include some snapping drums that could come as a surprise if you were expecting things to only stay in the moody dark corners of the postpunk universe! This package is a great overview of the way the groove picked up on the UK scene at the end of the 70s – very different than American disco, and with an offbeat current that then influenced the New York scene in the early 80s, and went on to have ripples in Chicago, both for Wax Trax and the early house music artists too. 3CD set features a very detailed booklet of notes – and 49 gems by artists who include The Passage, Blue Rondo A La Turk, A Certain Ratio, Tones On Tail, Kissing The Pink, Thomas Leer, Fashion, Wide Boy Awake, Vicious Pink, Modern Romance, C Cat Trance, Animal Magic, Surface Mutants, Furniture, Pop Group, Machine Gun Hogg & Co, Glaxo Babies, Family Fodder, London Underground, Nightmares In Wax, Haircut 100, 23 Skiddoo, Ian Dury, Shock, Visage, Paul Haig, and others. CD

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VariousShattered Dreams – Funky Blues 1967 to 1978 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky blues treasures from the late 60s & early 70s – a once-scoffed at movement from a period when aging blues stars and purist blues fans alike were hesitant to accept their beloved style modernized in a funky fashion – but the best of it stands up today as some of the coolest and most unique funk, blues and soul of the era! BGP does a terrific job here of digging a bit deeper then some the more famous blues funk fusions, with numbers by Slim Green, Al King, Icewater Slim, Little Milton, The Johnny Otis Show, Al King, Big Daddy Rucker, Buddy Guy and more. 21 tracks in all: "Shake 'Em Up" by Slim Green, "It Took A Long Time" by Finis Tasby, "I'm Not The Best" by Buddy Guy, "Tough Competition" by Ray Agee, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "Playing On Me" by Albert King, "Good Feeling" by Freddy Robinson, "Welcome Home" by Lowell Fulson, "Comin' At Ya Baby" by The Johnny Otis Show, "That's What Love Will Make You Do" by Little Milton and more. CD

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Awaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP 53.99

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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of jazz rock jamming! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but overall most of the set is instrumental – in a really right on and progressive style that we totally love. This is the kind of record that always got passed by in the 80s when everyone was looking for hard James Brown grooves, but which is very much in fashion now with the blunted funky crowd. Cuts include "Hymn To Mother Earth", "Another Country", "Disillusioned Man", and "Mercy (Variation No. 1)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EquaticsDoin It!!!! ... CD
Now Again, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no names on the back you recognize or even anything indicating where or when it's from. Then you take a spin and it's the real thing from the get go! The production is nice and raw but not ragged, and a funky vibe that groups today emulate but just can't recapture. This set's mid 70s R&B, mostly instrumental but with a few vocal numbers, all nicely done up in a very groovy, funky fashion. There's a couple of nice covers, like their Isaac Hayes-ish take on "Walk On By" and a nice rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", but the rest of the set's mostly originals, like "Merry-Go-Round" and some nice raggedy instrumentals like "What They Doin?", "Santana" done up in parts 1 and 2 (maybe on a 45 somewhere. . .), "Cisco Fare" and the jazzy "The Touch Of You". Amazing! CD

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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersHot Burritos – The Flying Burritos Brothers Anthology 1969 to 1972 (Gilded Palace Of Sin/Burrito Deluxe/Flying Burrito Brothers/bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's way more than just a "best of" sort of anthology – as the package features three full albums by the group, plus other material too! The set begins with the classic debut, Gilded Palace Of Sin – a true late 60s rock masterpiece – and like albums by Love and The Velvet Underground, a set that barely made a mainstream impact at the time – but which has gone on to be the stuff of influence and legend over the decades! The album's the first from Gram Parsons and the group – one of only two they would cut together – and the whole thing is a perfect blend of rough-edged rock and country influences rising up from the LA scene – all those glimmers of brilliance that Parsons had brought to the Byrds and other projects, maybe given their full flowering here in a mode that's unabashed about its country music influences – maybe even more so than some of Gram's later solo work. Sneeky Pete Kleinow's steel guitar really adds a lot – but so does the presence of Chris Hillman on guitar and mandolin, and Chris Ethridge on bass and piano. Titles include the brilliant "Sin City" – a track we'll love until we die – plus "Christine's Tune", "Do Right Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", "My Uncle", "Wheels", "Juanita", "Hot Burrito No 1", "Hot Burrito No 2", "Do You Know How It Feels", and "Hippy Boy". Burrito Deluxe is the second of only two albums recorded by Gram Parsons with the Flying Burrito Brothers – and a masterpiece that pushes the group's sound even farther than their debut! The set is filled with special moments – songs that show just why these guys were such a special bridge between late 60s country and rock music – and why all of the other groups they inspired just never came close to serving things up this well! Gram Parsons is fantastic on vocals, of course – but the whole group is great, especially Sneaky Pete on steel guitar. Titles include the fantastic romper "Man In The Fog", the very groovy "Lazy Days", the haunting "God's Own Singer", and the group's Jagger/Richards' approved take on "Wild Horses – plus other cuts that include "High Fashion Queen", "Image Of Me", "Older Guys", and "If You Gotta Go". Flying Burrito Brothers is The Burritos first LP, post-Parsons – and a pretty strong statement for the merits of the now unquestioned leader, Rick Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist new guy Bernie Leadon, who would later turn to the dark side and join the Eagles! Roberts penned or co-penned seven of the album's ten tunes, including "Colorado", "Hand To Mouth", "Just Can't Be", and "Four Days Of Rain". His contributions are for the most part nicely fragile, with just the right doses of sweetness and sadness. The group also covers Merle Haggard's "White Line Fever", Gene Clark's "Tried So Hard", and Dylan's "To Ramona". This is one of the band's rarer LPs, probably because of the absence of hipster hero Gram Parsons – truly a worthy piece of work! CD also features some other tracks recorded by Parsons with the group – including "Six Days On The Road", "Break My Mind", "Sing Me Back Home", and "Close Up The Honky Tonks" – and live tracks "Ain't That A Lot Of Love" and "Losing Game" – plus Gene Clark singing on "Here Tonight". CD

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✨✧ Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label recorded back in the day – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Portrait Of Sheila ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Tsunao KadowakiNew Age Music Disc Guide ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A book with "new age" in the title – but one that offers up a lot more than just a listing of big 80s albums on the Windham Hill label! Instead, author Tsunao Kadwaki digs deep into a rich well of acoustic, ambient, electronic, and meditative sounds – first beginning in the indie underground of the mid 70s, then tracing global shifts in the music over decades, to a current moment when there's a very rich, renewed interest in sounds like these! The book is in a similar style to other Japanese disc guides – most of the text is in Japanese, but the volume features page after page of listings of rare and unusual records – each with a full color reproduction of the cover, plus artist name, title, label, and date – all in English, unless the artist is Japanese. Kadowaki doesn't just follow labels, artists, or scenes in a uniform fashion – and instead, the book offers up listings for hundreds of different records that will really expand your understanding of these amazing sounds way way past any new age cliches you might expect. Even if you can't read Japanese, the album covers and listings will point you towards a huge amount of records you might not know about – and the whole thing was certainly a revelation to us! 207 pages, softcover, with color images throughout. Book

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniFumo Di Londra ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Italian soundtracks of the 60s – and a motherlode of tracks by the great Piero Piccioni! The soundtrack is the source of the oft-compiled "Mr Dante Fontana", a nutty groover about the mod fashion scene in Italy – and it also features the famous tracks "Richmond Bridge" and "You Never Told Me". Most of the music is by Piccioni and the wonderful vocal group I Cantori Moderni, with Edda Dell'Orso on vocals – but the CD also features some work by Lydia Mac Donald, Julie Rogers, and Ennio Morricone. Includes a few versions of the "Fontana" and "Richmond", plus "Ascot Dream", "Magic Castle", "Tango Walk", "Drag Beat", "This Is Life", "Palace Parade March", "Babylon, I'm Coming", and "His Dream Has Come True". Very groovy – with loads of excellent material, and 27 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousOh You Pretty Things – Glam Queens & Street Urchins 1970 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of tracks from the glam rock generation – not just work by street urchins, but some big names as well – including acts you might know from other modes, all brought together here with a unified aesthetic in the early 70s! Glam was hardly a flash in the pan – as instead, the moment provided a key critical crossroads in music – a moment in which attitudes, styles, politics, and fashion were really opened up past mainstream expectations – setting the stage for punk experimentation, and a huge range of new music to come in the following decade! The music really gets its due here – with a big booklet of notes that provide track by track detail – taking you through a journey that spans 66 tracks in all, by a diverse array of artists who include Brutus, Dana Gillespie, Streak, Agnes Strange, Third World War, John Cale, Despair, Hammersmith Gorillas, Roxy Music, Tina Harvey, Slade, Pretty Things, Spark, New York Dolls, Ian Hunter, Silverhead, Sweet, Tim Curry, Troggs, Slowload, Jobraith, Hollywood Stars, Fumble, Spiv, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersGilded Palace Of Sin/Burrito Deluxe ... CD
A&M, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 Burritos LPs back-to-back on one CD! Gilded Palace Of Sin is truly a country rock masterpiece – one of the greatest rock(ish) albums of the late 60s – with traditionally structured nuggets that still manage to venture fully into the soulful, exploratory capacities of sunny 60s pop. Perfection! Tracks include "Christine's Tune", "Do Right Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", the anti-Vietnam War anthem "My Uncle", "Hot Burrito #1", "Hot Burrito #2" and more! Burrito Deluxe is more of a group effort (Gram Parsons held the reins on the first record), and a slightly less trippy album, and a bit more of a hodgepodge. The record has more of a focus on the roots rock elements than more soaring Gilded Palace. Tracks include "Lazy Days", "Image Of Me", "High Fashion Queen", "Man In The Fog", "Older Guys", Down In The Churchyard", "Wild Horses" and more. CD

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✨✧ Gigi GryceHapnin's ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful session from Gigi Gryce – quite obscure, and one that has him playing in a stripped down, open-ended soul jazz mode that's quite different from some of his more tightly-arranged records! The album features a quintet that includes the great Richard Williams on trumpet – a wonderful talent who cut a small few sessions, and a player with a tone that's both deeply soulful and sharply modern at the same time. He's a great match for Gryce, and the pair work well amidst rhythm backings by Richard Wyands, Julian Euell, and Mickey Roker. Tracks are longish – and titles include "Lover Man", "Minority", "Summertime", and "Nica's Tempo", all taken by the group in an easy live blowing fashion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrinceGraffiti Bridge ... CD
Paisley Park, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
Well, it wasn't Purple Rain – nor Parade – but this 3rd Prince soundtrack still had some nice moments, thanks to an ever-expanding Paisley Park family that included George Clinton, Morris Day, and Mavis Staples! The older funk acts don't come off as nicely as Prince and The Time do – but with 2LPs worth of material, there's enough good numbers to pick out of the set. Titles include "New Power Generation", "Can't Stop This Feeling I Got", "Love Machine", "Tick Tick Bang", "Shake", "Thieves In The Temple", "Still Would Stand All Time", "Graffiti Bridge", and "The Latest Fashion". CD

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✨✧ Swell MapsMayday Signals ... CD
Easy Action, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An essential addition to the too-small catalog of work by the legendary Swell Maps – one of the most unique groups to emerge from the Brit punk years of the late 70s! If you know the Maps, you'll know that they're hardly punk at all – maybe punk-ish, but able to also open up all these stylistic currents that so many others would pick up in the following decade – mixing tuneful songs with noisier bits, and often using weird instruments and sounds alongside their bass, drums, and guitar! The material here all comes from the vaults of Jowe Head, and includes a lot of unissued material, unusual songs, and alternate recordings – all awash with fantastic touches from Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks. Titles include "Avalanche part 2", "Off The Beach", "Big Cake Over America", "Tibetan Bedsprings", "Shubunkin", "Pet's Corner", "Fashion Cult", "Organism", "Harvist", "Gramofonica", "Almost Grown", "City Boys (Dresden style)", "Bandits 1 to 5", and "Drop In The Ocean". 36 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Swell MapsMayday Signals ... LP
Easy Action, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An essential addition to the too-small catalog of work by the legendary Swell Maps – one of the most unique groups to emerge from the Brit punk years of the late 70s! If you know the Maps, you'll know that they're hardly punk at all – maybe punk-ish, but able to also open up all these stylistic currents that so many others would pick up in the following decade – mixing tuneful songs with noisier bits, and often using weird instruments and sounds alongside their bass, drums, and guitar! The material here all comes from the vaults of Jowe Head, and includes a lot of unissued material, unusual songs, and alternate recordings – all awash with fantastic touches from Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks. Titles include "Avalanche part 2", "Off The Beach", "Big Cake Over America", "Tibetan Bedsprings", "Shubunkin", "Pet's Corner", "Fashion Cult", "Organism", "Harvist", "Gramofonica", "Almost Grown", "City Boys (Dresden style)", "Bandits 1 to 5", and "Drop In The Ocean". 36 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Designer Records (4CD set) ... CD
Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger labels – and doing their work with a similar ear towards some of the more soulful sounds of the secular world – particularly in the way the harmonies and sound of group vocals came together! And despite their name – designer – which might make you think in terms of throwaway fashion – the label has a really classic sound and a rock-solid approach, which makes this overstuffed 4CD set a treasure trove for anyone interested in these key years in gospel music. The set features 101 tracks, in a very cool LP-sized sleeve, complete with an oversized booklet filled with notes and photos – and the collection features work by Foster Brothers, Gospel Songbirds, Twilight Singers, Melody Kings Of Greenwood MS, The Jubilee Hummingbirds, Jackson Trumpeteers, Little Willie Patterson & The Famous South Land Singers, The Shaw Singers, Sister Carrie Daniel, and many many more! CD

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✨✧ Katsuhisa HattoriLady With Seven Faces (with bonus track) ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Japanese soundtrack from the late 60s – but one that's scored in some of the best bossa and jazzy modes that you'd find in Italian work of the time – plus maybe some of the more whimsical styles that American composers like Johnny Williams or Neal Hefti were using on their comedies during the same stretch! We don't know the film at all, but the non-stop flow of groovy tunes makes us feel as if we've already experienced the narrative – especially as some titles have very cool wordless vocals, ala some of the groovy Hugo Montenegro late 60s albums on RCA. CD features 27 titles in all – and tracks include "Nude Studio", "Fashion Show", "The Origin Of The Party", "The Next Move", "The Dance Is Fun", "Plan Success", and "The Fragrance Of The Roll Of Bills". CD

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✨✧ Kool KeithKeith's Salon ... CD
Logistic, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kool Keith takes on the world of fashion and luxury – but in a way that mixes commentary with his usual playful sort of rhyme – a nice balance that maybe makes the whole thing feel a bit less political than a more direct approach might warrant, but which also still serves up plenty of what's always made Keith's records so great! Production is by Triple Parked, and the record's a guest-less affair – maybe the new norm for records made in lockdown – with titles that include "Bright Eyes", "Yachts", "Clams", "Style On", "Fashion", "Pipes", "Slippery", and "Wiggle". CD

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✨✧ Kool KeithKeith's Salon ... LP
Logistic, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kool Keith takes on the world of fashion and luxury – but in a way that mixes commentary with his usual playful sort of rhyme – a nice balance that maybe makes the whole thing feel a bit less political than a more direct approach might warrant, but which also still serves up plenty of what's always made Keith's records so great! Production is by Triple Parked, and the record's a guest-less affair – maybe the new norm for records made in lockdown – with titles that include "Bright Eyes", "Yachts", "Clams", "Style On", "Fashion", "Pipes", "Slippery", and "Wiggle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniFumo Di Londra (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest soundtracks of the 60s – presented here in a massive package that brings forth a wealth of never-reissued music! Piero Piccioni really hit his stride for the music to this film that was directed by its star – the effervescent Alberto Sordi – a fantastic send-up on the London scene of the time, set to a range of modly romping tunes! Piccioni handled the main music – often with loads of great piano and organ lines – but there's also some great vocal moments too, sung by Lydia MacDonald, Julie Rogers, and even Sordi – and the record also features a few touches from I Cantori Moderni, and a bit of music from Ennio Morricone too. Titles include the wonderful "Mr Dante Fontana", a nutty groover about the mod fashion scene in London – and it also features the famous tracks "Richmond Bridge" and "You Never Told Me". Titles include a few versions of "Fontana" and "Richmond", plus "Ascot Dream", "Magic Castle", "Tango Walk", "Drag Beat", "This Is Life", "Palace Parade March", "Babylon, I'm Coming", and "His Dream Has Come True". 3CD set features the full original album in both mono and stereo – plus 71 bonus tracks from the film score! CD
(Includes stereo mix, mono mix, and film score bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousHome Schooled – The ABCs Of Kid Soul ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jackson 5, move over – because the folks at Numero Records have uncovered a whole host of rare kid soul acts from the 70s – most of them a fair bit funkier than their Motown contemporaries! The tracks here all clearly follow the lead started by Michael and his brothers at the end of the 60s – but the music is way more than just a simple copycat of Jackson modes – as each of these artists have a really individual approach, and a heck of a lot of personality in their music – despite their youthful years. In true Numero fashion, most of the cuts here are from tiny little labels – issued only as singles back in the day, but produced with a great deal of enthusiasm for the music – and a confident, competent sound that's quite striking, given the age of the performers. The package comes with complete notes on the music – opening up a whole world of lesser-known kid soul acts – and titles include the amazing "Trust Your Child" by Patrizia & Jimmy, plus "I'm Not Ready For Love" by Promise, "One Is Enough For One" by Jack & the Mods, "Now That School Is Through" by Cindy & The Playmates, "Jersey Slide (part 1)" by 3 Stars, "You Are My Dream" by 3 Simmons, "Can't Let You Break My Heart" by Quantrells, "If You're Looking For Love" by Triads, "Yellow Ribbons" by Atons, "Sweet Pea" by Altyrone Deno Brown, "Time After Time" by Step By Step, "Time" by Otis The 3rd, and "Little Girl" by Michael Washington. CD
 
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✨✧ Clickettes/FashionsClickettes Meet The Fashions – Their Complete Dice Recordings Plus Later Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early soul from The Clickettes, The Fashions, and a few other groups that boasted similar lineups at the start of the 60s – nearly all of them featuring lead vocals from 70s soul diva Barbara Jean English! Given the names of the groups, you might be tempted to think of the work as being in the girl group mode – but thanks to English and some strong backup support, there's much more of a soul-based sound here – a great style that comes at the end of 50s group soul, and dovetails nicely with changes in the music during the 60s. CD features 26 tracks originally issued on the Dice, Guyden, Roulette, and Warwick labels – with titles that include "We Need Them", "Dearest One", "All I Want", and "Please Let It Be Me" by The Fashions; "But Not For Me", "Because Of My Best Friend", "To Be A Part Of You", "Why Oh Why", "That's The Way It Is", "Warm Soft & Lovely", and "Grateful" by The Clickettes; "Hiding My Tears" and "There Goes Sputnik" by The Teen Clefs; and "You Broke Our Hearts" and "Louella" by The Avalons. CD

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Dave BrubeckGone With The Wind ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A surprisingly nice little album from Brubeck – one that's mostly comprised of old-fashioned type tunes, but which all take on a hip new light in the hands of his classic quartet! As usual, Paul Desmond's one of the main assets of the set – working with Brubeck to forge a slightly off-beat and swinging approach that brings plenty of nice moments to tunes like "Gone With The Wind", "Ol Man River", "Shortnin Bread", "Camptown Races", and "The Lonesome Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing, still sealed! Cover has some aging under the shrink.)

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Cee-LoLady Killer (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Real Gone, 2010. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
One of the records that forever cemented Cee-Lo's role in the contemporary soul cosmos – a set that's got the singer in superstar territory that nobody could have imagined back when he was part of the Goodie Mob! Here, Cee-Lo's an uber-confident soul singer – soaring with a spirit that seems informed by the 70s, and which definitely uses classic trappings in all the right ways – but which is decidedly 21st Century in the way things come across – soaring, majestic, with a plenty proud approach to the music! Titles include the viral instant classic "F**k You", plus "Bright Lights Bigger City", "Old Fashioned", "Cry Baby", "I Want You", "No One's Gonna Love You", "Fool For You", "Love Gun", and "Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(On hot pink vinyl!)

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Paul DesmondPure Desmond (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... $5.99
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that includes Ed Bickert on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. The tracks are short, but have that magical Desmond quality to them – no tricks, no electric work, just pure and simple coolly blown jazz. Titles include "Everything I Love", "Squeeze Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Nuages", and "Why Shouldn't I". CD features 2 bonus tracks "Wave" and "MASH". CD
(Out of print 90s pressing.)

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✨✧ Percy FaithClair/Joy ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. Used ... $18.99
70s magic from Percy Faith – two albums presented here in their quadrophonic mixes! Clair is a really wonderful album from Percy Faith – part of a handful of sweet 70s sides that really had him sounding a lot more groovy than before! The album almost has a 70s soundtrack vibe at times – with a mix of electric elements amidst the fuller orchestrations – all in a nicely compressed way that's handled with the sort of production that must have made a record like this a real treat for the quadrophonic generation! There's a bit of vocals at times – mostly wordless – and the tunes themselves really shape the grooviness of the album – with titles that include "Clair", "Ben", "Sweet Surrender", "2001", "I Can See Clearly Now", "Summer Breeze", and "Superfly". Joy has the Percy Faith sound opening up in warm, mature modes for the 70s – still a fair bit of strings, but also maybe more of that careful couching of sound that could make 70s easy listening so different from the sound of a decade before! Some of the tunes here are a nice surprise – and include pop and soundtrack numbers that further take Percy into fresh territory – titles that include "Shaft", "This Way Mary", "Without You", "Diamonds Are Forever", "The Summer Knows", "An Old Fashioned Love Song", and "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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45 AdapterPlastic Dome 45 Adapter ... Misc
New Item ... $1.49
A crucial piece of plastic that you'll treasure for years! This 45 adapter may be tiny, but it provides a key function when you're out spinning in clubs – as it easily allows you to slide 45s on and off a conventional turntable, thanks to its unique cone-shaped top! The adapter fits on the spindle of any regular turntable (even those old-fashioned ones with the drop-type in the middle) – and its size and design make it a lot easier to switch 45s back and forth than most other adapters on the market! Misc
(Please note: the adaptors come in blue, red & yellow, so you may get any of these colors.)

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Al HaigPlays The Music Of Jerome Kern ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A lost slice of work from pianist Al Haig – and a great one too! The date was recorded at the start of the 80s, and features Haig's piano alongside the bass of Jamil Nasser – a frequent accompanist for most of the 70s, playing here with no drums at all for rhythm – which leaves lots of room for Al to open up on piano! The tunes are all Jerome Kern numbers, but often taken as relatively free vehicles for improvisation – still swinging nicely, thanks to Nasser's help – but often moving well past the straight melody, with a really fluid feel. Helen Merrill produced the record, and sings on a version of "They Didn't Believe Me" – but all other tracks are instrumental, and include "Dearly Beloved", "Yesterdays", "The Way You Look Tonight", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", and "I'm Old Fashioned". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s US issue. Cover has a cut corner.)

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IntrudersBest Of The Intruders ... LP
Philadelphia International/Legacy, New Copy ... $21.99 22.98
A beautifully-done collection of work from The Intruders – a brilliant package that follows the group from early harmony days into some of their more sophisticated grooves for Philly International in the 70s! The Intruders have a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a sound that's sweet, but which has a kind of rasp at the back too – a really human, almost hesitating quality to the vocals that makes just about anything they do come out sounding wonderful. The set begins with early singles for the Gamble label, then runs up to a few key album cuts from the 70s – titles that include "Love Is Like A Baseball Game", "Slow Drag", "When We Get Married", "Mother & Child Reunion", "United", "Together", "I'll Always Love My Mama (part 1)", "I Wanna Know Your Name", "Sad Girl", "She's A Winner", "A Nice Girl Like You", "Plain Ol Fashioned Girl", and "To Be Happy Is The Real Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie JohnsonIndian Summer (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A great set from the Chicago scene – one recorded in the early 80s, but put together with a really timeless sound overall! The album's a rediscovery of tenorist Eddie Johnson – a player who'd been away from music for part of the 70s, but who returns beautifully here with a raspy tenor sound that would make labelmate Von Freeman proud. The session is nicely laidback – recorded with trumpet from Paul Serrano and piano from John Young – very relaxed and open, in the sort of mode that really lets a Chicago tenorist take off – which Johnson does, and wonderfully, on tunes that include "Blue Star", "The Choice", "Self Portrait", "Indian Summer", and "Splanky". This 2011 CD edition includes the previously unreleased take on "I'm Old Fashioned". CD

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Julie LondonSophisticated Lady (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 About September 24, 2021
Julie London's got her hair up, and is wearing a classy gown – so you can bet that the feel of the record definitely follows through with the "sophisticated" promise of the title! Things are as mellow as on London's early classics for Liberty, but there's a bit more of an orchestrated feel too – fuller backings that couch her lovely vocals in a near-perfect array of strings – usually quite gentle, and often breaking away to give Julie that personal, solitary space that usually has her singing at her best. Titles include "Make It Another Old Fashioned Please", "Sophisticated Lady", "Remind Me", "You're Blase", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", and "Absent Minded Me". CD

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Tony Randall & Jack KlugmanOdd Couple Sings ... LP
Phase 4/London, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Terrible! But pretty darn wonderful, too – at least if you dig The Odd Couple! Considering their roots in Broadway, Randall and Klugman should be pretty decent singers – but instead, they decide to camp it up for this one, as they spend a lot of time arguing about and during sweet old-fashioned tunes like "The Inch Worm", "Johnny One Note", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", and "Together Wherever We Go" – plus a very groovy version of "You're So Vain". The record also features the extended "Odd Couple Opera", the track "Friendship', and "Applause, Applause". Arrangements by Brit Roland Shaw – probably because nobody in America would touch the record, and an Englishman like Shaw hadn't heard of the show yet! In a great gatefold cover, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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StarpointAll Night Long ... CD
PTG (France), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Starpoint's getting a bit loose and free with their fashions on the cover of this one – but the grooves themselves are tighter than ever! If anything, Starpoint seems to be a lot more confident than before – working in a mode that's completely free from late 70s trends, but which also doesn't fall into the traps of others of their generation – a sound that's electric and funky, yet also plenty darn soulful too. Renee Diggs' vocals are completely great on the album – bringing in a depth that's really appreciated, and giving the group a much more well-rounded sound than so many other all male ensemble funk acts of the time. Ballads and mellower numbers are every bit as great as the groovers too – and titles include "All Night Long", "Get Your Body Up", "Bring Your Sweet Lovin Back", "Show Me", "I Can Give You Love", and "It's You". CD

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Eje ThelinEje Thelin At The German Jazz Festival 1964 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99 On September 24, 2021
An amazing set from Swedish trombonist Eje Thelin – a live date, but a totally excellent session that stands as one of the best demonstration of his talents in the 60s! On the European scene at the time, Thelin was easily one of the most inventive players on the trombone – one of the few who could hit the soulful swing of American musicians like Curtis Fuller or JJ Johnson, but also an artist who was starting to stretch out into new realms too – just a touch of Grachan Moncur and Roswell Rudd, with a hint of the modernism that would come later in his career. This album really captures him at the cusp – very creative, yet still mostly swinging and straight ahead – working with a great quintet that also features Ulf Andersson on tenor, Joel Vendroogenbroek on piano and flute, Roman Dylag on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums. The CD features 6 tracks from an original 60s album, plus one bonus track – with titles that include "The Opener", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Gasoline My Beloved", "Marquese De Villamanga", and "Filmballad". CD
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Bob ThieleDo The Love ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Square-headed Bob Thiele tries to get a bit hip in kind of an olde-fashioned 1920's vein, with arrangements by Sid Feller, and some vocalizing by Steve Allen. Thiele plays a Selmer clarinet, and he's joined by The Sunflower Singers on a number of tracks. Cuts include "Jet Me To Frisco", "The Sunshine Of Love", "Here Comes Sgt. Pepper", and "Do The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear and small sticker remnants on front.)

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✨✧ VariousGood All Over – Rare Soul From The Westbound Vaults 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare tracks from one of the greatest soul labels ever – Detroit's legendary Westbound Records, the famous home of Funkadelic – but a source for countless many more grooves! This set features really rare singles and unreleased tracks from Westbound – a flurry of great soul tracks that's surprised even our Westbound-raised ears – with tracks that run from righteous soul to heavy funk, to great group harmonies, and more! There's nary a big name in the set – and instead, the whole thing really focuses on the hinterland of the Westbound scene – including some especially rare gems that were issued as singles by the even-smaller Eastbound label, who did some wonderfully groovy work in the early 70s. Titles include "Admit Your Love Is Gone" by Damon Shawn, "Old Fashioned Woman" by Unique Blend, "I'm Falling In Love" by Fantastic Four, "Tender Moments" by AC Tilmon & Denise LaSalle, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "More Love" by Emanuel Laskey, "What Am I Gonna Do" by Houston Outlaws, "I Don't Know How" by The Superlatives, "Trying Real Hard" by The Magictones, "You Can't Take This Love For You From Me" by Bob & Harold, "I'm Loving You You're Leaving Me" by The Magictones, "Does He Treat You Better" by Unique Blend, and "Rosetta Stone" by AC Tilmon & Detroit Emeralds. CD

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✨✧ Gretje AngellIn Any Key ... CD
Grevlinto, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "One Note Samba", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Tea For Two", "Berimbau", and "Them There Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckGone With The Wind ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly nice little album from Brubeck – one that's mostly comprised of old-fashioned type tunes, but which all take on a hip new light in the hands of his classic quartet! As usual, Paul Desmond's one of the main assets of the set – working with Brubeck to forge a slightly off-beat and swinging approach that brings plenty of nice moments to tunes like "Gone With The Wind", "Ol Man River", "Shortnin Bread", "Camptown Races", and "The Lonesome Road". CD
(Out of print Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Merle HaggardTribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World/It's All In The Movies ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1970/1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of Capitol Records gems from the great Merle Haggard! First up is A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World – a hell of a record from the great Merle Haggard – partly a tribute to the western swing pioneer Bob Wills, but also a fantastic demonstration of all the growth that Merle had undergone in such a short time! The songs are all Bob Wills classics, and they're interpreted here by a group that also features members of Bob's original Texas Playboys lineup – including Johnny Gimble on fiddle and Billie Tiny Moore on mandolin – but the real revelation is the way that Merle can not only give complete credit to the way that Bob Wills influenced his music, but also step into the role of a leader with the same sort of strength as Bob – yet in a completely different way. Hag's vocals are different than other Capitol Records of the time – able to capture all the jazzy inflections that Tommy Duncan had when singing with the Texas Playboys – and the style seems to just be another feather in Merle's mighty cap at the time. Titles include "Right Or Wrong", "Brown Skinned Gal", "Misery", "Roly Poly", "Old Fashioned Love", and "Take Me Back To Tulsa". Next is It's All In The Movies – an overlooked gem from Merle Haggard – one of those sets that you might pass by because it's late in his Capitol Records career, but which turns out to be full of great original material that has Hag still very much at the top of his game! In fact, there's a nice open play with different styles going on here – not a move towards more commercial material, but maybe a hint at some of the directions he'd take on Columbia Records in the 80s – phrasing that shows Merle continuing to grow as a singer, and some more adult themes than some of the hard road tales of his youth. Titles include "Nothing's Worse Than Losing", "Living With The Shades Pulled Down", "After Loving You", "The Seeker", "Let's Stop Pretending", and "This Is The Song We Sing". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive!)

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✨✧ Ferdinand Povel, Wim Overgaauw, Ruud Pronk, etcBeboppin ... LP
Limetree (Denmark), 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ferdinand Povel's one of those players we never seem to get enough of – a tenorist who may not be one of the bigger stars on the European scene, but one who always finds a way to serve up something special! Povel's got a nice edge in his horn at times – a mode that's always inside, but often sharply spoken – even when he's going for some mellower moments too – a bit of old school bite in the way he approaches the reed, maybe – and a definite sense of attack that really comes on when he's in a more swinging mode! The group here has some great guitar from Wim Overgaauw, whose ringing tones bring a bright balance between Povel's horn and the piano of Frans Elsen – and the rest of the group features Victor Kaihatu on bass and Ruud Pronk on drums. Titles include "Off Minor", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Beboppin", "Deception", "Nobody Else But Me", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousModernity – 24 Super-Sharp Slices Of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, & Other Grooves ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set with "modernity" as the title, but a batch of tracks that sound plenty old all the way through – mostly the kind of upbeat soul tracks that played big with the 60s mod scene in London! Yet this isn't the usual collection of mod classics – as the work here is very obscure, and served up in the mix of rare singles and unreleased material that we totally love on other Ace/Kent Records collections – presented with great sound, and very detailed notes that are as fun to read as the songs are to hear! All the artists are American, and look very different than the dapper British gents on the cover – soaring out in a set list that includes "Deuces Wild" by Gary & Gary, "Just Can't Help Myself" by Birdlegs & Pauline, "Oh Lady Be Good" by Charles Hodges, "The Hawg (part 2)" by Eddie Kirk, "See See Rider" by Byrdie Green, "Walk Home With Me" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Sundown" by The Merced Blue Notes, "Go Away With Me" by Hollis Dixon & The Keynotes, "I Found A Little Girl" by Eddie Bo, "The Bounce" by Jackie Lee, "Earthquake" by The Fashionettes, "Air Travel" by Ray & Bob, "That's All I Want" by King Carl, "The Warm Up (part 1)" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Soul Grabber" by Willis Jackson, and "Who Knows" by Willie Tee. CD

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✨✧ Percy FaithClair/Joy ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
70s magic from Percy Faith – two albums presented here in their quadrophonic mixes! Clair is a really wonderful album from Percy Faith – part of a handful of sweet 70s sides that really had him sounding a lot more groovy than before! The album almost has a 70s soundtrack vibe at times – with a mix of electric elements amidst the fuller orchestrations – all in a nicely compressed way that's handled with the sort of production that must have made a record like this a real treat for the quadrophonic generation! There's a bit of vocals at times – mostly wordless – and the tunes themselves really shape the grooviness of the album – with titles that include "Clair", "Ben", "Sweet Surrender", "2001", "I Can See Clearly Now", "Summer Breeze", and "Superfly". Joy has the Percy Faith sound opening up in warm, mature modes for the 70s – still a fair bit of strings, but also maybe more of that careful couching of sound that could make 70s easy listening so different from the sound of a decade before! Some of the tunes here are a nice surprise – and include pop and soundtrack numbers that further take Percy into fresh territory – titles that include "Shaft", "This Way Mary", "Without You", "Diamonds Are Forever", "The Summer Knows", "An Old Fashioned Love Song", and "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
Also available Clair/Joy ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Eddie HeywoodEddie Heywood (Wing) ... LP
Wing, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Classic piano work by Eddie Heywood – a 50s jazz player who crossed over to the pop instrumental realm often, but not on this album! The set's a relatively straight jazz trio session – with Wendell Marshall on bass and Jimmy Crawford on drums – and titles include "So Little Time", "Old Fashioned Walk", "Land Of Dreams", and "You Never Gave It A Try". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and light surface wear.)
 
 
 



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