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FinesseFeel It (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with an ink stamp on one label.)

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Lord FinesseAwakening (25th anniversary edition – colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... About December 25, 2021
Tracks include "Da Sermon", "Time Ta Bounce", "Brainstorm/P.S.K." featuring KRS-One & O.C., "Gameplan", "Taking It Lyte" featuring MC Lyte, "Flip Da Style", "Showtime" featuring Showbiz, "Speak Ya Peace" featuring Diamond, A.G. & Marquee, "Food For Thought", "Hip 2 Da Game", "True & Livin", "O Lord" featuring O.C., "Words From Da Ak" featuring Akinyele, and "No Gimmicks" featuring KRS-One. LP, Vinyl record album
(Street date changed to TBA.)

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CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lord FinesseAwakening (25th anniversary edition) ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy ... About December 25, 2021
Tracks include "Da Sermon", "Time Ta Bounce", "Brainstorm/P.S.K." featuring KRS-One & O.C., "Gameplan", "Taking It Lyte" featuring MC Lyte, "Flip Da Style", "Showtime" featuring Showbiz, "Speak Ya Peace" featuring Diamond, A.G. & Marquee, "Food For Thought", "Hip 2 Da Game", "True & Livin", "O Lord" featuring O.C., "Words From Da Ak" featuring Akinyele, and "No Gimmicks" featuring KRS-One. CD
(Street date changed to TBA.)
 
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Jackie & RoyStephen Sondheim Collection ... LP
Finesse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A pretty great set from this lovely duo – a special live club performance in New York, based around the great songs of Stephen Sondheim! Titles include "Barcelona", "Love Is In The Air", "I Remember", "Johanna", "Everybody Says Don't", "Merrily We Roll Along/Comedy Tonight/The Little Things You Do Together", and "So Many People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small peeled spot on front.)

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KleeerSeeekret (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Finesse (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
The triple "e" here is the key to the album's sound – as Kleeer are still very much at the top of their game, and opening up nicely with that string "wheeet" sound they get on their keyboards! The album's one of their key 80s partnerships with Deodato – who really helps them balance their sound, and come across with a style that's surprisingly rich and soulful – way more so than some of the other beats and keyboard acts of the time! A key part of this is the lead vocals of Woody Cunningham, who just gets better and better with each new record – and hits a level of maturity that moves far past simple electro pop. Titles include "Take Your Heart Away", "You Got Me Rockin", "Lay Ya Down Ez", "Call My Name", "Never Cry Again", and "Do Not Lie To Me" – plus bonus track long versions of "Never Cry Again" and "Take Your Heart Away". CD

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Second ImageStrange Reflections ... CD
MCA/Finesse (UK), 1985. Used ... $6.99
A bit more mainstream than the first album from Second Image – but a set that still retains most of the group's charm! The best tracks here are sort of a laidback take on more forceful 80s groove modes – keyboards and basslines that snap nicely, but never go too far over the top – and rhythms that have a bit of a punch, but never let the drum machines overwhelm the lyrics. Vocals are often a bit sweet and somewhat thin – making for a gentler quality over the grooves – and titles include "Ove Mexido", "Sing & Shout", "Satisfies Your Love", "Only Lover", "Starting Again", "Strange Reflections", and "Lights Out". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme & Friends – Recorded Live At Marty's New York City ... LP
Finesse, 1981. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker on the spine and a name in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Human BodyCosmic Round Up ... CD
Elektra/Finesse (UK), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's a Roger Troutman groove all over this album from Human Body – no surprise, since Roger plays guitar, keyboards, and bass – and even produced the album himself! The style's kind of a left-of-center take on the Zapp groove of the time – a bit rougher and more street-conscious at points – with beats that are bold and basslines that are bound to make your speakers shake a bit up on the shelf – all while the group delivers some catchy call-type vocals that keep things moving nicely. Titles include "Can We Touch", "Dreams", "DX3 T18", "Gimme What You've Got", and "Cosmic Round Up". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $4.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". CD

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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DITCOfficial Version ... LP
DITC, New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Diamond, Finesse, Show & AG, Big L, OC, Buckwild & Fat Joe step up on the Official Version – righting the wrong of many of these excellent tracks not being issued on vinyl before – and actually coming out here in alternate versions making it all the more worthwhile. A veritable clinic in classic NYC street hip hop. 13 tracks including "Thick (rmx)", "Way of Life", "Get Yours", "Where Ya At", "We Known for That", "Champagne Thoughts", "All Love", "Ebonics", "Foundation", "Weekend Nights", "Hey Love", "Drop It Heavy" & "Tribute" . LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MC LyteLyte As A Rock ... LP
First Priority/Atlantic, 1988. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lyte raised the bar for female rappers on this late 80s album with her mic skills and lyrical finesse that took female MC's into a whole new realm, beyond "Roxanne" answer tracks. She takes on Roxanne Shante on "10% Dis", a classic battle track that sparked a great answer cycle in its own right. And the production, mostly by Audio Two is pure minimalist hip hop beatmaking, while the King Of Chill comes correct with the dopest side stick in the history of programmed beats on "Paper Thin", and Prince Paul goes nuts with the horn stabs on one of his earlier beats, "MC Lyte Likes Swingin'". 10 tracks in all, this LP also includes "I Cram To Understand You", "Kickin 4 Brooklyn", "Lyte As A Rock", "Lyte Thee MC", "I Am Woman", "Lyte Vs. Vanna Whyte" and "I Am Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear with a cutout notch and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Roy HeadSame People ... LP
Dunhill/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic bit of southern funky rock from Roy Head – an artist who's in the same territory here as Tony Joe White on his early albums for Monument! Like Tony on those gems, Roy's got a heavy dose of soul in his music – produced to perfection by Huey P Meaux, who was handling plenty of work from the deeper side of the southern spectrum at the time, and who makes Head sound fantastic here with a vibe that's kind of in a Texas-meets-Muscle Shoals sort of style! There's a great core group – heavy on organ, riffing guitar, and a tight team of trumpet and tenor – and the heavy drums on the set make it super nice and funky! Sampled by Tribe Called Quest, Lord Finesse, and others – and with the cuts "Soul Train", "Neighbor Neighbor", "Don't Want To Make It Too Funky", "Trying To Reach My Goal", "Same People", "Mama Mama", "Driving Wheel", and the break-heavy "Double Your Satisfaction". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Pseudo Slang & PawcutWanderverse ... LP
Baby Steps, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 26.99
Laidback beats with plenty of boom – just the right sort of mellow setting to allow the rhymes to flow in the best way possible – core lyrics from Emcee Sick, with contributions from Cudtry Cadillac, Dheema, and Jon Blazini! There's a nicely jazzy current – almost in an early 90s Tribe Called Quest style, but more individual, as the best instrumental touches are live, and less tied to the historical references that samples might provide. Both the rhythms and lyrics are nicely straightforward – again a nice sort of throwback, but hardly retro at all – on titles that include "Pstabull", "Finesseful", "Basso", "Indestructible 92", "Big Bad Signal", "Anotha Monday Nite", and "Wanderverse". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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