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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time – like Shadow or Chameleon – with plenty of jazzy inflections in the rhythms, and a nice sense of 80s groove that keeps the uptempo tracks from being just copycat club. But the vocals here are especially nice, and sparkle even more on the ballads, which have a smooth and warm sound that's tight, yet never commercially cloying. Titles include "Do Something Special", "Heaven", "Who You Been Lovin", "Jam", "Choosin You For Me", and "Had You A Lover". CD

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Five SpecialTrak'n ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A groovy little move for Five Special – a set that still has the best funkier touches of their previous album, but which also brings in some more electro elements as well! There's a wicked groove on the guitar here – at least on the more upbeat tracks – kind of a riffing edge that sets the tunes moving nicely, and which is underscored by some heavy basslines and keyboard bits too. Mellower cuts have a warmer feel, but one that's mighty nice too – that sweet balance that only a few groups of the era could pull off well – which makes for a nicely rounded album overall. Titles include "Your Body Heat", "You Can Do It", "Spread Love", "Just A Feeling", "Sexy Lady", "Now & Then", and "Love A Thon". CD
 
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Kursaal FlyersLittle Does She Know – The Complete Recordings (Chocs Away/Great Artiste/Golden Mile/Five Live Kursaals/A Former Tour De Force/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
UK/RPM (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99
The complete recordings of Kursaal Flyers – one of the sharper, wittier groups of the UK pub rock generation – although one that never made the leap to our side of the Atlantic! There's a really special vibe going on here – the kind of group who were clearly raised on the roots of rock and roll, but who have a wit and talent that allows them to push things forward with all these little twists and turns, almost as if they're making a commentary on contemporary rock while serving up a pretty good entry in the genre! The group recorded for the same UK label that issued the early material by 10CC – and there's a similar balance going on here, right down to some really inventive production that makes the whole thing come together nicely. The package features four full albums by the group – Chocs Away, Great Artiste, Golden Mile, Five Live Kursaals, and A Former Tour De Force Is Forced To Tour – plus 17 more bonus tracks, and a big booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ King SunXL (special edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tough, righteous rap from King Sun – 1989's XL – a set that still looms large after all these years! King Sun dropped knowledge from a Five Percenter influence with a flow that's as smooth, solid and authoritive as any Bronx rapper of the day – and the production by Sun Born sounds great to this this day. This one was out of print for far too long! Includes "Hey Love", which uses the "Moments In Love" sample by Art Of Noise, and is standout produced by Cut Master DC. Also includes "Lethal Weapon", 'Ft Tape", "It's A Heat Up" and "Time To Go". This long-awaited Traffic remastered edition includes the earlier single cuts "Mythological Rapper" and "Christmas In The City" – both on CD for the first time. CD

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Bubba Sparxxx & The Mudd KatzNew South – The Album B4 The Album (limited edition 10 x 12" set) ... LP
Beat Club, Early 2000s. Near Mint- 10 x 12" Box Set ... $11.99
Promo only boxset with unreleased material from Bubba Sparxxx and crew. This set includes double copies of five 12" singles, all with clean, dirty, and instrumental versions. Titles included are: "Tell Me Ya Wit It" by Additude, "Tell Me Bout The South" by Bubba Sparxxx & Baby, "Put It On Me" by Bubba Sparxxx & Polo, "Special" by Sebastian & Bubba Sparxxx, "Gun Line" by Petey Pablo & Kylie Dean, "Talk To Me Betty" by Bubba Sparxxx & The Mudd Katz, "Cranky Up" by Bubba Sparxxx, Additutde, & Dirty Ken, "That's Him" by Ricky Rucker, "Who The *#$! Is This" with Ms. Jade, Bubba Sparxxx, Native, & Ricky Rucker, and "Band Leader" by Bubba Sparxxx, Timbaland, & The Mudd Katz. Needless to say, there is some crucial Timbaland production in here that you won't find anywhere else. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This is a complete set with all 10 discs in the printed sleeves, but is missing the outer box.)

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✨✧ Buddy Emmons/Jay Dee Maness/Red Rhodes/Sneaky Pete/Rusty YoungSuite Steel – The Pedal Steel Guitar Album ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A mighty sweet album of steel guitar instrumentals – a special Elektra Records session that features five of the greatest talents on the instrument at the start of the 70s – both longtime stalwarts, and key up-and-comers! Sneaky Pete Kleinow joins here with Buddy Emmons, Jay Dee Maness, Red Rhodes, and Rusty Young as a fantastic quintet of string-bending talents – all working with help from a small backup combo – and each getting a turn in the lead from track to track. The differences in tone and phrasing are great, and really come through over the course of the set – which has a vibe that's much hipper than the usual country instrumental albums of the period! Titles include "Yesterday", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Down On The Corner", "Everybody's Talkin", "Blackbird", "Wichita Lineman", "Muddy Mississippi Line", "Turn Any Corner", and "Prodigal". CD

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✨✧ EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for Lee's albums It Rains Love and Special Night – both produced by Leon Michels, of El Michels fame – with backing that echoes some of the amazing funk of that combo, but which also sometimes gives Fields the warmth of a Memphis production from way back in the Hi Records days! The mix of styles is great – and Lee, as always, is one hell of a soul singer – really shining on tracks that include "Two Timer", "Do You know", "Out To Get You", "Don't Give Up", "Time", "Regenerate", and "Thinking About You". The album also features bonus instrumentals by El Michels – non-vocal takes of five tunes from the record! CD
Also available Big Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions (lavender swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions (lavender swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for Lee's albums It Rains Love and Special Night – both produced by Leon Michels, of El Michels fame – with backing that echoes some of the amazing funk of that combo, but which also sometimes gives Fields the warmth of a Memphis production from way back in the Hi Records days! The mix of styles is great – and Lee, as always, is one hell of a soul singer – really shining on tracks that include "Two Timer", "Do You know", "Out To Get You", "Don't Give Up", "Time", "Regenerate", and "Thinking About You". The album also features bonus instrumentals by El Michels – non-vocal takes of five tunes from the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited indie exclusive pressing!)
Also available Big Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD 12.99

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Lafayette HarrisYou Can't Lose With The Blues ... CD
Savant, 2019. Used ... $9.99
Straight, strong, and soulful work from pianist Lafayette Harris – working here with a nicely understated trio that features Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both musicians with more than enough sensitivity to make some subtle contributions, while still letting Harris dominate the lead and do his thing! The tracks are all relatively short – most in the four or five minute range – but like a piano pro of the old school, Harris really packs a lot into a little space – on titles that include "Bloomdido", "Love Me In A Special Way", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "He's My Guy", and "The Juicy Blues". CD
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Earl ScruggsNashville's Rock/Dueling Banjos/Storyteller & The Banjo Man/Top Of The World ... CD
BGO (UK), Early 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Four post-Flatts albums from the great Earl Scruggs – served up in a single set! First up is Nashville's Rock – a very unusual album from legendary bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs – a set that has him taking on a whole host of famous 60s rock tunes, and turning them into hip banjo-led instrumentals! By the time of the record, Earl had influenced a host of countless rockers – and it's quite a compelling change for Scruggs to handle material from that same scene, but bring it all right straight back to Nashville with his performance! Later Scruggs might end up in territory that was too rockish, but this record definitely has his classic sound right up front in the mix – even on the few tracks that might have a female backing chorus. Titles include "Everybody's Talkin", "Nashville Skyline Rag", "Hey Jude", "Love Is Just A Four Letter Word", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Honky Tony Women", and "Train Number Forty Five". Dueling Banjos is a record that takes its title from the big Deliverance hit by Eric Weissberg – but a set that reminds the world that when it comes to banjo, there's maybe nobody better than the great Earl Scruggs! And while the record has some of the elements of the Earl Scruggs Revue sound – in that his sons Randy and Gary are on the set – the whole thing is also all instrumental, and has a much more bluegrass-oriented vibe – thanks in part to great help from Vassar Clements on fiddle, Josh Graves on dobro, and Chip Young on guitar! The instrumentation is fantastic – and titles include "Peking Fling", "Just Joshin", "Flint Hill Special", "Black Mountain Blues", "Fireball Mail", and "Lonesome Ruben". Storyteller & The Banjo Man is a fantastic return to form for the great Tom T Hall – and a record that hints a bit at the bluegrass direction his later small label records would take! Earl Scruggs and his sons provide great musical backing, while Tom sings lead in that fantastic style of his – sometimes telling his own stories, sometimes singing the words of others – all in a lean, respectful, acoustic-driven setting that's maybe even better than most of Hall's own records at the time! Titles include "Shackles & Chains", "The Engineers Don't Wave From The Trains Anymore", "Song Of The South", "Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler", "Dim Lights Thick Smoke", "No Expectations", "There Ain't Country Music On The Jukebox", and "Don't This Road Look Rough & Rocky". Top Of The World is a great late career album from Earl Scruggs – a set that features his sons still in the mix, but with a whole sort of production style and presentation that almost makes the whole thing a tribute to Earl's greatness! There's plenty of strong banjo solos in the lineup – and guests include Ricky Skaggs, Tracey Nelson, and the Burrito Brothers – but all used sparingly, with just the right vocal augmentation next to the instrumentation – and plenty of room for solos throughout. Titles include "Till the End Of The World Rolls Round", "Lay Me Down In Dixie", "Roller Coaster", "Carolina Star", "We'll Meet Again Sweetheart", and "Love Gone Cold". CD

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Yma SumacQuintessence (Voice Of The Xtaby/Legend Of The Sun Virgin/Flahooley/Mambo/Inca Taqui/Legend Of The Jivaro/Fuego Del Ande) (3CD set) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1950s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A huge run of records from Yma Sumac – presented here in a box that collects just about everything she recorded for Capitol Records in the 50s! First up is Voice Of The Xtaby – legendary vocal work from the postwar years – some of the earliest recordings from the enigmatic Yma Sumac – an artist whose records really laid the groundwork for an entire generation of exotica records to come! Sumac's authenticity has been debated over the years – but there's no denying that she's got this incredible vocal range – a many-octave approach that almost makes her sound like a human theremin – as she works with exotic backings from Les Baxter to offer up a take on Peruvian roots, styled towards a 50s bachelor pad listener! Titles include "Xtaby", "Wayra", "Taita Inty", "Monos", and "Tumpa". Legend Of The Sun is early work from Yma Sumac – with that moody mix of other worldly vocals and semi-Latin instrumentation that made her a popular one with the early exotic crowd. Yma runs up and down the vocal scale, while Moises Vivanco leads the band in a set of crashing dramatic orchestrations with a Peruvian feel. Tracks include "Sunray Surita", "Mamallayi", "No Es Vida", "Ccori Canastitay", and "Kon Tiki". The package features selections from the album Flahooley – one of the more obscure Yma Sumac albums from the 50s – a Broadway production with a larger cast – and much more of a musical than Sumac's other records. Yma really stands out in the show, though – singing a few special numbers with music by Moises Vivanco – but the rest is familiar Broadway modes of the early 50s, penned by Sammy Fain & EY Harburg. Sumac titles include "Najala's Song Of Joy", "Najala's Lament", and "Come Back Little Genie Birds". Mambo is quite possibly our favorite album ever by the enigmatic Yma Sumac – thanks to some lively arrangements by Billy May, who gives the set a swinging jazzy groove! As you might guess from the cover, the style here is more in a Latin jazz mode than some of Yma's other more ethereal work – and that style turns out to be a wonderful fit for Sumac's incredible vocals – creating a batch of driving tunes that swing nicely, yet still have a spooky exotic sound on the top! Titles include "Bo Mambo", "Taki Rari", "Goomba Boomba", "Malambo No 1", and "Five Bottles Mambo". Inca Taqui is an early 10" LP – on which Yma Sumac sings chants of the Andes – and authentic or not, the sound's pretty darn great! The record's in the same format as her other early work for Capitol – tunes written by Moises Vivanco, who also conducts the backings in a dramatic early 50s style that's perfect for Yma's wonderful voice! And whether or not these tunes are actually the ones that all the cats in Peru were singing up in the mountains, they still sound pretty darn great as a key part of postwar exotica! Titles include "Incachao", "Llulla Mak'Ta", "Chuncho", "K'Arawi", and "Cumbe-Maita". Legend Of The Jivaro is one of Yma's more "historical" records – and the notes say that the album is "the rare plum of authenticity". We don't know if we'd go that far, but we can tell you that the record features Yma performing songs of the legendary Jivaro headhunters! Supposedly, Yma learned them in her "South American jungle-home", but we keep wondering why the headhunters took the time to teach her, when they could have been shrinking her head. Tracks include "Yawar", "Shou Condor", "Aullay", "Sumac Soratena", and "Hampi". Last up is Fuego Del Ande – one of the most obscure albums by vocalist Yma Sumac – and one of the most compelling too! The album has Yma working in the Andean style of her earlier 10" albums for Capitol – working with Moises Vivanco on a set of tunes that have a much more traditional and almost folkloric style than some of her work with Les Baxter. Titles include "Clamor", "Dale Que Dale", "Llora Corazon", "Gallito Caliente", "La Molina", and "Flor De Canela". CD

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✨✧ Reverend Gary DavisWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last studio album from the Reverend Gary Davis – and a set that was a great attempt to finally capture his talents in a well-recorded setting! Despite that fact, the presentation here is mostly in the spirit of Davis' roots – mostly with the man himself on vocals, guitar, banjo, and harmonica – the last of which is often overdubbed, given the 12 track recording – with some occasional added vocals from Sister Annie Davis. Most tracks were recorded in 1969, but the set also features two numbers recorded five years before – and titles include "Let's Get Together", "Sun Goin Down", "Lol I'll Be With You Always", "Out On The Ocean Sailing", "Birmingham Special", "Soon My Work Will All Be Done", and "There's A Destruction In That Land". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ William Parker & Stefano ScodanibbioBass Duo ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic free jazz improvisations on bass – performed here in a live setting by the mighty William Parker alongside Stefano Scodanibbio – in a wonderful array of tones, shapes, and structures! The music has that really special quality that's made Parker one of the most soulful improvisers from the loft jazz years onward – and much of the music has an inherently rhythmic quality, while still allowing for very free performances, both plucked and bowed – over the course of the album's very extended presentation, in five different sections of duets. CD

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✨✧ VariousI Like It Like That – A Collection Of The Sought After & Sold Out Fania 12 Inch Singles (2CD edition with remixes & originals) ... CD
Fania/Mr Bongo (UK), 1960s/1970s/2008. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool collection of Latin remixes – contemporary takes on the Fania Records grooves of the 60s and 70s – all done in a very groovy way! The tracks here are quite respectful of the original tunes – no surprise, considering the Fania influence on many of these producers and mixers – and the new versions here really come off with a great deal of charm and soul – no silly gimmicks at all! Most numbers push older Latin grooves into surprisingly compelling territory, yet still keep the best original elements intact – and although we were initially suspicious of the concept, we're surprised at how much we love the results. Titles include "Take Five (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Roberto Roena, "O Elefante (Shh rmx)" by Ray Barretto, "Saona (Gilles Peterson & Simbad rmx)" by Noro Morales, "Plastico (Bugz In The Attic rmx)" by Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, "Morris Park (Bonde De Role rmx)" by Lenni Sesar, "I Didn't Want to Have To Do It (4 Hero rmx)" by Ralfi Pagan, "Boogaloo De Johnny (Quantic rmx)" by Johnny Pacheco, and "Mi Gente (Louie Vega EOL rmx)" by Hector Lavoe. Special edition with an extra CD of the original songs!! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIt's Happenin' Here ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections by Bob Dylan, Chad & Jeremy, The Byrds, The Village Stompers, The Brothers Four, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Vinton, and The Dave Clark Five. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Special Products pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and an old price sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Terry ReidOther Side Of The River ... CD
Warner/Future Days, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title's a great one – as the set's kind of a companion to Terry Reid's legendary River album – pulled together from tapes recorded around the same time as that session – and featuring six completely new tunes, and five very different alternates of songs on the previous record! The material is wonderful – that genre-bending style that made Reid one of the real underground heroes of his time – a mode steeped in the British love of blues in the 60s, but set loose on a whole range of rootsier styles and more personal modes here – and even given a very special Brazilian influence on one unusual track done in collaboration with Gilberto Gil! Willie Bobo plays percussion on a few tracks, too – and these titles have never been issued at all – just rumored about for years, and finally discovered in the Warner Brothers vault. Titles include "Country Brazilian Funk", "Let's Go Down", "Avenue", "Things To Try", "Sabyla", "Anyway", "Celtic Melody", "Late Nite Idea", "Listen With Eyes", and "River". CD

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✨✧ VariousLord Finesse Presents Motown State Of Mind (7 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch
Motown, 2020. New Copy 7 x 7 inch set ... Out Of Stock
The mighty talents of Lord Finesse take on the sound of Motown – as the man himself picks seven key cuts from the legendary soul music label – then serves them up on new mixes in this special set of 7" singles! Every single features the original on the b-side, and a new Finesse mix on the a-side – and the sound and presentation is great – really a cut above, and far more than just a few simple knob twists on the classics! Titles include "I Wanna Be Where You Are (Underboss rmx)" by Michael Jackson, "Now Is The Time (Mack Revisited mix inst)" by Sisters Love, "Jackson Five Tribute Medley (Underboss rmx)" by Jackson 5, "There'll Never Be (Solidified Soul mix)" by Switch, "I Want You (Underboss rmx)" by Marvin Gaye, "I Like It (Soul Synopsis mix)" by DeBarge, "Body Talk (TBG mix)" by Eddie Kendricks, and "Now Is The Time (Mack revisited mix voc)" by Sisters Love. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Clark Terry & Red MitchellJive At Five ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the hippest records ever cut by Clark Terry – a spare set of duets with bassist Red Mitchell – all in a mode that's really quite unique! We can't think of too many other trumpet/bass duet albums – especially in a straight jazz mode – and Red further adds to the sound nicely by bringing in a bit of piano and some occasional vocalizations too! But the real highlight here is his work on bass – in that round, warm tone that he developed strongly while working on the European scene – almost a subtle wall of sound in its own right – and a unique foil for Terry's more sprightly lines on trumpet (plus a bit of flugelhorn.) Titles include "Late Date", "Jive At Five", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Lester Leaps In", "Cute", "Cottontail", and "Love You Madly". CD features alternate takes of "Cute" and "Cottontail". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of a studio combo than a live act – and they've also got this sharp, compact style that seems to be a bit influenced by the work of Booker T & The MGs – especially on the tunes that have the Hammond most strongly in the lead! The set's full of great little tunes that work well both as soul jazz numbers, and on the soul instrumental front – titles that include "The Exit Song", "Red Turnip", "Good Books", "Plastic Iron", "Barcarolle", "Molelo", "Rebel Rouser", and "Reggae Shhh". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ilmiliekki QuartetLand Of Real Men (with bonus download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The long-overdue return of a combo that had a huge impact on the sound of jazz on the Scandinavian scene over the past decade or two – given that its members have been involved in such important projects as Five Corners Quintet, Tuomo, Oddarang, and the Timo Lassy combo! Yet at the core, these four musicians are all very individual, and very different than some of that work – much more jazz-based, with a creative interplay between rhythm, tone, and texture – the last of which comes through especially strong in the trumpet work of Verneri Pohjola, which is completely sublime – almost with the power of a tenorist in some ways, but very tied to the structure of his instrument. Tuomo Prattala provides some really amazing textures on piano, alongside the bass of Antti Lotjonen and drums of Olavi Louhivuori – in modes that really keep things interesting throughout. The group begins with a great instrumental reading of Laurie Anderson's classic "O Superman", and other tracks include "Ravelogue", "Land Of Real Men", "Twisted Thistle", "Afterimage", and "Lonely Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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MariahUtakata No Hibi ... LP
Better Days/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A wonderfully groovy set from the early 80s Japanese scene – a record that's maybe got a lot more cultural strands criss-crossing than some of its contemporaries! The cover looks a bit psychedelic, and the sound is maybe a bit too – but with the sorts of early 80s keyboards and electronics that you'd expect from the date – all produced by the group, but recorded by Seigen Ono with a really wonderful balance of elements! Julie Powell sings on five of the album's tracks – which further helps set the work apart from the rest, especially as many of the lyrics are Armenian! Titles include "Sokokara", "Shisen", "Shonen", "Sora Ni Mau Maboroshi", and "Shinzo No Tobira". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at 45 rpm!)

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✨✧ Cachao/Juliu Guiterrez/Fajardo/Nino RiveraComplete Cuban Jam Sessions (5CD set) ... CD
Panart/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of records – a series of albums that forever changed the sound of Latin music around the world! These five sets were all cooked up in the changing Cuban scene at the start of the 60s – where musicians were getting looser and freer, with a sound that was quite different than the tighter big bands of a few years before – strongly influenced by changes in American jazz, including the jam session mode that was big on record during the 50s! In a way, these sides are an answer to that – as they feature all-star musicians coming together on long, more spontaneous tracks – often in smaller combos with heavy influence on rhythm, and lots of work from the key soloists on the dates. Each record has a different leader, but often some of the same musicians – and there's some especially great work on trumpet and tenor by other members of the group – at a level that went on to influence the small combo sound of artists like Joe Cuba, the grooves of the Latin Soul/boogaloo scene, and even the all-star American groups like the Alegre All Stars and Fania All stars in years to come. Records 1 and 2 feature leadership by Julio Gutierrez, record 3 is led by Nino Rivera, record 4 (the most famous) is led by bassist Cachao, and record 5 is led by flautist Fajardo. Great box set – all CDs in small LP-styled sleeves with original art – alongside a 96 page booklet of notes and photos! CD

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✨✧ MariahUtakata No Hibi (45 rpm clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Better Days/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully groovy set from the early 80s Japanese scene – a record that's maybe got a lot more cultural strands criss-crossing than some of its contemporaries! The cover looks a bit psychedelic, and the sound is maybe a bit too – but with the sorts of early 80s keyboards and electronics that you'd expect from the date – all produced by the group, but recorded by Seigen Ono with a really wonderful balance of elements! Julie Powell sings on five of the album's tracks – which further helps set the work apart from the rest, especially as many of the lyrics are Armenian! Titles include "Sokokara", "Shisen", "Shonen", "Sora Ni Mau Maboroshi", and "Shinzo No Tobira". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 400 – on 45rpm clear vinyl!)
Also available Utakata No Hibi ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Weather ReportLegendary Live Tapes 1978 to 1981 (4CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of an overdue collection – and on that definitely doesn't use the word "legendary" lightly – as the four CDs' worth of music are all an essential addition to the Weather Report catalog! The music here is from a stretch when the group was really on fire – and the recording quality is excellent throughout, and maybe with an edge that was sometimes disappearing from the group's studio records – an undercurrent of darkness that really takes us back to the initial five years of the project, especially on the long tracks that really have them stretching out on solos. Material is by a quartet version of the group – with Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, Jaco Pastorius on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums – and by a quintet version which adds in Robert Thomas Jr. The 4CDs are overstuffed with music –- 28 long tracks in all, packaged with plenty of notes – and titles include "Joe & Wayne Duet", "Birdland", "Jaco Solo", "Wayne Solo", "Sightseeing", "The Orphan", "Forlorn", "Madagascar", "Night Passage", "Teen Town", "Peter's Drum Solo", and "Directions". CD

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✨✧ MariahUtakata No Hibi ... CD
Better Days/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully groovy set from the early 80s Japanese scene – a record that's maybe got a lot more cultural strands criss-crossing than some of its contemporaries! The cover looks a bit psychedelic, and the sound is maybe a bit too – but with the sorts of early 80s keyboards and electronics that you'd expect from the date – all produced by the group, but recorded by Seigen Ono with a really wonderful balance of elements! Julie Powell sings on five of the album's tracks – which further helps set the work apart from the rest, especially as many of the lyrics are Armenian! Titles include "Sokokara", "Shisen", "Shonen", "Sora Ni Mau Maboroshi", and "Shinzo No Tobira". CD
Also available Utakata No Hibi ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ ScientistScientist Wins The World Cup ... LP
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Scientist – part of his magical run of records in the early 80s – each with a cool cartoony cover, and unparalleled selection of dubs! The work on this set is so heady, there's not even titles for most tracks – billed simply as "Ten Dangerous Matches", followed by five more "Extra Time" cuts, and even a "Golden Goal" – all keeping up the soccer theme of the cover, while Scientist makes magic with the Roots Radics band – which features some especially great saxophone work from Deadly Headly! Trombone is great, too – played by Nambo – and the record also features a bit of echoey vocals from Hugh Jarrett, Wayne Jarrett, and Johnny Osborne. Great stuff throughout! LP, Vinyl record album

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Guitar SlimSufferin Mind ... CD
Specialty, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful blues from Guitar Slim – west coast material from the mid-50s, recorded with some very hip backings! Slim's got a lean, mean edge – a style that's a bit similar to Johnny Watson in his early years, touched with some of the class of the R&B scene that was bubbling up in the late 40s in LA! The added instrumentation really makes the tracks great – not just the usual blues, but a more sophisticated mode with some nicely jazzy undercurrents. The set's very well put-together too – 26 tracks in all, with titles that include "Going Down Slow", "The Things That I Used To Do", "Well I Done Got Over It", "Twenty Five Lies", "Stand By Me", "Sufferin Mind", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "I Got Sumpin For You", "Story Of My Life", and "Our Only Child". CD

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Frank SinatraLove Is A Kick ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... $5.99
Love is definitely a kick in the hands of Frank Sinatra – especially when handled by some swinging gems from his early years at Columbia Records! This collection's a bit more upbeat than some of the full albums that Columbia issued of earlier singles in the 50s – and focuses on the kind of swing-era gems that Frank would later record for Capitol with Billy May – but which are offered up here in original versions from the time when the tunes were still burning up the charts. Sinatra's young voice is already surprisingly full of power and feeling – and titles include "Saturday Night", "Should I", "American Beauty Rose", "Five Minutes More", "When You're Smiling", "Bim Bam Baby", and "You Do Something To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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

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VariousHandy Man – The Otis Blackwell Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A vital collection of some of the best songs written, or co-written by Otis Blackwell – who's one of the greatest and most adaptable songwriters of the late 50s onward! His songs were perfectly suited to bridge late 50s and early 60s soul, rock and pop – especially for performers who straddled those styles – but his work reaches pretty far, stylistically! If you don't know the name Otis Blackwell, we promise you know his songs – and some of the best of them are on this set – with some hugely famous tunes, some in iconic form, and others in lesser-known versions. There's also some overlooked gems – and the titles include "Make Me Know It" by Elvis, "Don't Be Cruel" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "My Pigeon's Gone" by The Five Keys, "For My Good Fortune" by Mahalia Jackson, "I'll Find You" by Gene Pitney, "Brace Yourself" by Ben E King, "I Told Myself A Lie" by Clyde McPhatter, "Home In Your Heart" by Solomon Burke, "Handy Man" by Del Shannon, Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott's 1962 demo for "One Broken Heart For Sale", "Fever" by Little Willie John and more. CD

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VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... CD
Stax/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The MGs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – especially as the 60s drew to a close, and the management of the company got a lot hipper, and a heck of a lot more musically open-minded! This killer batch of tracks features 21 numbers from those days – including many obscure and funky tunes that only ever came out on singles, or which were recorded by artists that never made it as big as Stax stars from earlier years. The result of all that obscurity is an extremely fresh selection of tracks – plenty of down-n-dirty funky 45 numbers, played by hip Memphis combos, and featuring some really deep soul vocals. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Sir Mack Rice, "Ain't No Sin" by John Kasandra, "Bump & Boogie" by The Wrecking Crew, "Shame On The Family Name" by Calvin Scott, "Cool Strut" by Bernie Hayes, "Bump Mean" by Sir Mack Rice, "Soul Machine" by Reggie Milner, "How Can You Mistreat The One You Love" by Katie Love, "Cold Blooded" by The Bar Kays, "Do The Side Saddle" by Rufus Thomas, "Stay Away From That Monkey" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Them Hot Pants" by Lee Sain, "Devil In A Man" by Stu Gardner, "Circuits Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "From Toys To Boys" by The Emotions, "Got It Together (parts 1 & 2)" by Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five, and "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King. CD

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✨✧ VariousStranger I May Be – Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 ... LP
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
An insanely fantastic look at the strong legacy of gospel music from Savoy Records – a company who were initially a powerhouse in the fields of jazz and R&B, but who moved into the gospel world and dominated that market for decades! Savoy is a bit like Chess Records – a company who really learned how to record blues singers and soulful styles from the secular world, then used that same ability to work some real magic on songs from the more spiritual side of the spectrum – an approach that really made for top-shelf music, even as the decades moved on! Savoy's gospel legacy has always been a bit underground – not nearly as reissued for larger audiences as their jazz and blues material – but this collection does a great job of correcting that lack, by presenting their music in a wonderful format – all in a mix of rare cuts and classics from the gospel underground. This first volume focuses on work from the earliest years of Savoy's gospel productions – and features 24 tracks by The Davis Sisters, Gospel Chimes, Jimmy Scott, Roberta Martin Singers, Swindell Brothers, Christones, Gospel Harmonettes Specials, Harmonizing Five, Famous Ward Singers, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Stars Of Faith, Gospel Cavaliers, and even the Staple Singers! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stranger I May Be – Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1986 (3CD set) ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ VariousStranger I May Be – Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1986 (3CD set) ... CD
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $23.99
An insanely fantastic look at the strong legacy of gospel music from Savoy Records – a company who were initially a powerhouse in the fields of jazz and R&B, but who moved into the gospel world and dominated that market for decades! Savoy is a bit like Chess Records – a company who really learned how to record blues singers and soulful styles from the secular world, then used that same ability to work some real magic on songs from the more spiritual side of the spectrum – an approach that really made for top-shelf music, even as the decades moved on! Savoy's gospel legacy has always been a bit underground – not nearly as reissued for larger audiences as their jazz and blues material – but this collection does a great job of correcting that lack, by presenting their music in a wonderful format – all in a mix of rare cuts and classics from the gospel underground. A great 3CD set – with a huge amount of work – music by The Davis Sisters, Gospel Chimes, Jimmy Scott, Roberta Martin Singers, Swindell Brothers, Christones, Gospel Harmonettes Specials, Harmonizing Five, Famous Ward Singers, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Stars Of Faith, Gospel Cavaliers, Staple Singers, The Metro Tones, Betty Hollins, Gene Martin, Swan Silvertones, Artistic Sounds, James Moore, Holy Lights Of Baltimore, Brooklyn Skyways, World Wonders, Myrna Summers, Brockingham Ensemble, Prof Charles Taylor, Exciting Supreme Highlights, Highway QCs, Solomon Burke, Genobia Jeter, World Wonders, Edith Moreno, Glenn Jones & The Modulations, Hollywood Stars, James Cleveland, Holy Lights Of Baltimore, Sensational Williams Brothers, Gospelaires Of Dayton, Helen Hollins Singers, Edith Moreno, and The 4th Of May. CD
Also available Stranger I May Be – Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 ... LP 23.99

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VariousVerve – The Sound Of America – Singles Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 5 CDs ... $49.99
A very fresh look at the music of Verve Records – that legendary jazz imprint that's made wonderful sounds from the late 40s onwards! Verve is well-known as a label for classic jazz albums – work by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and many others – but during the company's initial wave of releases, they also issued a fair number of singles, too – offering different mixes and versions of tracks than appeared on the full length records! This sweet 5CD set is a marvelous overview of that era – and is especially strong on music from Verve's big years of the 50s and 60s – a time when the label was really helping shape American musical tastes, and was getting a lot of these singles out there on the charts, on the radios, and in the jukeboxes too. The set features 100 rare singles, served up on five differently-themed CDs – Just Friends (1947 to 1956), Stairway To The Stars (1956/1957), Bossa Nova (1958 to 1963), Goldfinger (1963 to 1965), and Bumpin On Sunset (1965 to 2001). The Stairway To The Stars CD features work from Verve's big wave of vocal recordings in the mid 50s – songs by Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and others – and Goldfinger has some ultra-cool bits from Verve's mod years – including work by Jimmy Smith, Donald Byrd, Lalo Schifrin, Stan Getz, and Bill Evans. The Bossa Nova material is great, and more than stands for itself – and the Bumpin On Sunset CD features some overlooked gems from the late 60s and early 70s – with really only one later track. 100 songs in all, 5CDs, and a nice booklet with notes and players for each single. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Flied EggGood Bye Flied Egg (180 gram pressing) (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Vertigo/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to say goodbye to a group this good – one of the heaviest combos working the Japanese scene in the early 70s – graded with guitar work from Shigeru Narumo that we'd put right up next to any of the best British or American players of the time! Shigeru clearly gets his inspiration from blues, but turns his music into hard rock overall – especially when the vocals come into the mix, and the whole thing is driven by the intense drums of Hiro Tsunoda and heavy bass of Masayoshi Takanaka! The album packs as heavy a punch as any English work issued on Vertigo at the same time – and titles include "Out To The Sea", "Goodbye To My Friends", "521 Seconds Schizophrenic Symphony", "Before You Descend", "Five More Pennies", and "Rolling Down The Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stunning pressing – textured cover, heavy vinyl, and obi!)

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✨✧ Mats GustafssonTorturing The Saxophone ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mats Gustafsson tortures the saxophone – but tortures it beautifully, too – in this wonderful set of solo tracks that mix tenor and live electronics, baritone and music box, and some solo baritone moments too! The title's a reference to a hilarious letter sent to Mats by Robert Crumb – who also did the lettering on the front – reproduced inside, in which Crumb says that he just really doesn't get this kind of music, or understand why anyone would want to listen to it too! Yet there's a beauty and fragility to the record that honestly make it one of Gustafsson's most compelling albums ever – especially the leadoff mix of tenor and electronics, laid out over five famous Duke Ellington numbers – all completely transformed by the process. Ellington titles include "Come Sunday", "In A Sentimental Mood", "I Never Felt This Way Before", and "Blue Goose" – and the set also features versions of the Ayler classics "Angels/Spirits" and "Ghosts" – and a 22 minute take on Lars Gullin's "Danny's Dream". CD

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✨✧ Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important early album from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that has him working with older free jazz giants Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lovens on a range of percussion instruments, including a musical saw! Mats is clearly the star of the set – already an amazing master of tones, textures, and timings – as he effortlessly improvises on tenor, baritone, and fluteophone – at a level that seems to be bringing an especially strong response from Guy, who's maybe gutsier here than we'd normally hear during this period. Lovens is, as always, a master of the unique sound – as amazing as Gustafsson in the way that he makes music that seems very detached from any earthy referent! The set features one long improvisation, divided into five passages. CD

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony BraxtonDuets With Anthony Braxton ... LP
Sackville, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful records that either Roscoe Mitchell or Anthony Braxton recorded in the second half of the 70s – an amazing set of duets that seems to instantly take both musicians back to their AACM roots! Mitchell had recorded in this style a few times around the date of the session – but the presence of Braxton really makes for something amazing, especially in the way that the musicians split the set between compositions they each created. Mitchells songs take up all of side one – and have this textural quality that's beautiful – and the second half of the record features some of Braxton's musical equations, but of a variety that's maybe more spiritual than usual. Titles include "Five Twenty One Equals Eight", "Cards Three & Open", "Line Fine Lyon Seven", "Composition 40Q", "Composition 74A", and "Composition 74B". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ UbiquityStarbooty ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer side project from Roy Ayers – recorded right around the same time as the Ramp album, but with a different feel over all – proof that the Ayers empire was really exploding at the end of the 70s! The vibe here is quite similar to some of Roy's own albums over at Polydor – a great balance between upbeat groovers and mellower steppers – all done with a nice undercurrent of jazz, thanks to some sweet keyboards from Philip Woo and saxes from Justo Almario – both of who played often with Ayers as well. The vocals are especially great – wrapped up warmly along the rhythms, mixing the male/female leads of Jimmy Haslip and Sylvia Cox with some additional backing vocals from group members – creating a righteous ensemble sound that's totally wonderful, and very much in the Roy Ayers spirit. Titles include "Spread It", "If You Wanna See The Sunshine", "The Five Flies", "Midnight After Dark", and "Love Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousJesus Rocked The Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel 1951 to 1965 (3LP set) ... LP
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early doo wop, but rise the lyrics towards more heavenly aims – while often imbuing the tunes with lots of earthy energy! All the tracks here are from the Vee Jay and Specialty Records labels – and in the case of Vee Jay especially, the well-chosen selection of tracks provides a long-overdue focus to tunes that have mostly been reissued for the spiritual market, and haven't gotten the kind of exposure in the soul scene that they've needed over the years! This collection really corrects that – handled by the excellent Craft division of Concord who've been giving us some great Stax reissues – and the package is overflowing with rare singles, a total of 40 tracks in all – accompanied by great notes in a really well-done package. Titles include "Let Jesus Lead You" by The Detroiters, "Let Me Ride" by The Staple Singers, "Ananais" by The Chosen Gospel Singers, "Wade In The Water" by Harmonizing Four, "This May Be The Last Time" by The Original Five Blind Boys, "Just Another Day" by Soul Stirrers, "I Am So Glad" by Patterson Singers, "I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This" by Highway QCs, "Move Upstairs" by The Gable-Airs, "Angels Watching Over Me" by The Detroiters, "The Lord's Prayer" by Swan Silvertones, "Sinner Run To Jesus (take 1)" by Soul Stirrers, and "People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing" by Original Blind Boys. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveLive 2009 – 6th Annual Concert Tour – The Works Of McCoy Tyner Plus New Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2009. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The SF Jazz collective is a septet here, not the usual octet formation – and they play with a really strong all-star lineup that maybe makes for some darker corners than usual! The group lead off with the compositions of McCoy Tyner, often given very fresh arrangements, and mix in a range of their own originals too – handled by a lineup that includes Dave Douglas on trumpet, Joe Lovano on tenor, Renee Rosnes on piano, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. You can definitely hear the influence of Douglas and Lovano on the sound, especially at this point in their careers – and titles include "Aisha", "Fly With The Wind", "Three Flowers", "Sycamore", "Yes We Can/Victory Dance", "Migrations", "Consensus", and "Four By Five". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 5000 copies!)

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✨✧ VariousStrum & Thrum – American Jangle Underground 1983 to 1987 ... CD
Captured Tracks, Mid 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the farther reaches of the American underground scene in the mid 80s – years after punk and post-punk modes – and a portrait of a whole generation who rose up in their wake, but maybe made music that was something else entirely! 20 years hence, these guys might have been garage rock bands – and while they've got some of that spirit, they've also learned the sharper guitar edges of the late 70s/early 80s scene – but work towards songs that are sometimes more personal, and subjects that are more down to earth. At some level, these groups are America's version of the C86 generation – but more obscure, with less polish, as they were never likely to get the airplay or press of the British scene – which is what makes the music even more compelling, especially as some of these guys were very tied to local scenes. The package is great – with an enormous booklet of notes that's worth the price alone – in support of 28 tracks that include "The Meeting" by Pop Art, "Change" by Holiday, "When Do You Say Hello" by Great Plains, "Say Goodbye" by Riff Doctors, "Misery Me & You" by White Sisters, "Is It You" by The Darrows, "Seven Steps Down" by Salem 66, "Five O'Clock" by Three Hits, "She Collides With Me" by Sex Clark Five, "All My Friends" by Primitons, "All That Stuff" by The Windbreakers, and "Trusted Woods" by The Reverbs. CD

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✨✧ VariousStrum & Thrum – American Jangle Underground 1983 to 1987 ... LP
Captured Tracks, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the farther reaches of the American underground scene in the mid 80s – years after punk and post-punk modes – and a portrait of a whole generation who rose up in their wake, but maybe made music that was something else entirely! 20 years hence, these guys might have been garage rock bands – and while they've got some of that spirit, they've also learned the sharper guitar edges of the late 70s/early 80s scene – but work towards songs that are sometimes more personal, and subjects that are more down to earth. At some level, these groups are America's version of the C86 generation – but more obscure, with less polish, as they were never likely to get the airplay or press of the British scene – which is what makes the music even more compelling, especially as some of these guys were very tied to local scenes. The package is great – with an enormous booklet of notes that's worth the price alone – in support of 28 tracks that include "The Meeting" by Pop Art, "Change" by Holiday, "When Do You Say Hello" by Great Plains, "Say Goodbye" by Riff Doctors, "Misery Me & You" by White Sisters, "Is It You" by The Darrows, "Seven Steps Down" by Salem 66, "Five O'Clock" by Three Hits, "She Collides With Me" by Sex Clark Five, "All My Friends" by Primitons, "All That Stuff" by The Windbreakers, and "Trusted Woods" by The Reverbs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSpaceship Lullaby ... CD
Atavistic, Mid 50s-Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's pretty easy to be skeptical about "recently unearthed" recordings in ANY medium, particularly jazz – but you can always count on the Unheard Music Series – especially when it comes to the vaults of the great Sun Ra! This mid-to-late 50s discovery Spaceship Lullaby features Ra working in a largely unknown guise – with several vocal ensembles from the period! The vocalists and backing musicians include the Nu Sounds, The Cosmic Rays and The Lintels. Similar recordings have previously materialized on extremely rare 7-inch singles, but this is the first full length CD of the material (that we've ever known of, anyway) – one that spans an innovative amalgam of dense, propulsive space jazz/soul backings (almost unbelievably forward-looking for the 50s, but what else would you expect from Ra) and awesomely layered vocals that run from scatting, spoken sci fi weirdness to romantic doo wop harmonies. Ra is on piano with the titanic drummer Robert Barry on the back end – and a period incarnation of the Arkestra even backs the Cosmic Rays on a couple of tracks. What can we say? This is one of the greatest Sun Ra discoveries to come into our perspective in years; jaw droppingly cool stuff from one of the most jaw droppingly cool musicians who ever lived on this planet or any of the others! Tracks are divided by the performing groups: The Nu Sounds cuts comprise the majority, and include "Stranger In Paradise", "Honey", "Black Sky & Blue Moon", "A Foggy Day", "A Perfect Counter", "Wordless Piece", "I Was Wrong", "Louise" and lots of others. There are five Lintels cuts, including "C'est Ci Bon", "Blue Moon", "Baby Please Be Mine". Cosmic Rays cuts include "Africa", "Somebody's In Love", "Bye Bye" and more. 37 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
 
 
 



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