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Drake & FutureWhat A Time To Be Alive ... LP
Cash Money, 2016. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Drake and Future collabo with the former showing once again he's in for the long haul – working fast and freely creative on grittier edge with a hungry partner still on the ris e at this point! Pretty strong work from both parties here. Includes "Digital Dash", "Big Rings", "Live From The Gutter", "Diamonds Dancing", "Plastic Bag", "I'm The Plug", "Change Locations", "Jumpman", "Jersey" and "30 For 30 Freestyle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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FutureDown That Country Road ... LP
Shamley, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Future KingsLogos ... LP
Nation Of Love, 2014. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Future & OthersSuperfly (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Epic, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A strong soundtrack album put together by Future! Of course Future doesn't set out to replicate the sound and style of the classic early 70s soundtrack to the original film by Curtis Mayfield, so we can honestly say there's really no reason to cry sacrilege here. It's mostly done in Future's & co.'s signature contemporary style, but with some moody, cinematic touches – after kicking off with with Mayfield homage by Sleepy Brown that's nice and appropriate as opposed to obvious and perfunctory – and other guests include Young Thug, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, PartyNextDoor and more. Includes "If You Want It" by Sleepy Brown, The Future tracks "Walk On Minks", "Stains", "Nowhere", "What's Up With That" with 21 Savage, "No Shame" with PartyNextDoor, "Tie My Shoes", "Drive Itself" with Lil Wayne, "Snow My Chain Some Love" with Young Thug, "RAN" by Miguel and more. 13 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 150 gram smoke & gold colored vinyl – with download!)

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Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with really beautiful work on cornet, alto, and baritone sax – the last of which has this deep, rich voice that really gives the record some soul – a special sort of quality that really sets these guys apart. There's a few other reed instruments in the mix there somewhere, and titles include "Ankor Wat", "Hora De Aksum", "Early Days Of Space Travel (part 2)", and "Ohm Eye". CD

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BrainticketPast, Present & Future ... CD
Purple Pyramid, 2015. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Bob Christianson & Cappy CaposselaGrail – The Rock Musical Of The Future ... CD
Newport Classics (Canada), 2008. Used 2 CDs ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Alejandro Cohen, JC Gabel, & Mark McNeil, edsDublab – 20 Years of Future Roots Radio ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2019. New Copy ... About September 1, 2019
... Book

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Curtis CounceExploring The Future ... LP
Dooto, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A great little album that's every bit as wonderful as you might expect from its cover – one of the key late 50s sides as a leader from bassist Curtis Counce – cut with a killer lineup that includes Harold Land on tenor sax, Rolf Ericson on trumpet, and Elmo Hope on piano! The set's got the mix of modernism and soul bop leanings you might expect from the players – a really fresh approach that comes off especially well in the non-iconic production style of the Dootone label – a mode that really let the players do their own thing, and break out from some of the tighter restrictions of other LA labels on the scene. Frank Butler completes the quintet on drums – and titles include "The Countdown", "Into The Orbit", "Race For Space", "Move", "Angel Eyes", and "So Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Boplicity. Cover is lightly bent near the spine.)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known Ancient/Future/Music (deluxe 2LP edition) ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $41.99 44.99
The first record in many years from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – done with a lineup that features a variation from the original group, but a sound that's very much in keeping with their mission! The Ensemble were always dedicated to preserving a spiritual jazz tradition at a time when the Chicago and global scenes were decidedly more free jazz-oriented – and from his emergence in the 80s onward, percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has continued to fan the flames with his own music, and with fantastic collaborations like this! The group's a quartet this time around – and has the tremendous Corey Wilkes on trumpet, really giving the sound a pointed edge – next to Kahil's work on a variety of percussion instruments, the baritone sax of Alex Harding, and the cello of Ian Maskin. Maskin's performance on the record is often similar to the way in which the violin of Billy Bang was used in El'Zabar's Ritual Trio – a fluid bridge between the percussion and the horn lines – and the set includes great reworkings of the classics "Little Sunflower" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" – plus originals "Ntozake", "Pharoah", "Blew It", "Black Is Back", and "Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FruuppWise As Wisdom – The Dawn Albums 1973 to 1975 (Future Legends/Seven Secrets/Prince Of Heaven's Eyes/Modern Masquerades/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Just Sold Out!
Very unusual music from Fruupp – a group who issued these four albums on the always-unusual Dawn label – one of the most-trusted UK prog imprints of the early 70s! The sound of Fruupp is a bit hard to peg – as they're very proggy on their debut, but also clearly have a strong ear for more tuneful moments – almost like they've secretly got a few pop songs they're waiting for expose at the right time – although maybe that's just the production, because as things move on, the group more strongly embrace this vaguely medieval aesthetic, although again always with shorter tunes that feel like they could easily become hits in the right hands. Part of that quality is from the strength of the instrumentation, which really focuses the energy of the songs – even when the group is moving off into oboe or flute territory next to their guitars and keyboards. The box set features all four albums with original cover art – Future Legends, Seven Secrets, Prince Of Heaven's Eyes, and Modern Masquerades – plus the bonus tracks "Prince Of Heaven", "Jaunting Car", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFuture 2 Future ... CD
Transparent, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Herbie reinvents himself for the 21st Century – and ends up turning out one of his most compelling albums in years! As with his Future Shock years, Herbie's working here with Bill Laswell – but if that scares you a bit (it did us!), don't worry, because Laswell's much more in the background than you'd think, and instead, Herbie relies on some strong work by guests that include Carl Craig, Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Rob Swift, to help take the groove to a whole new level. Titles include "The Essence", "This Is Rob Swift", "Black Gravity", "Tony Williams", "Ionosphere", "Alphabeta", and "Virtual Hornets". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie HancockFuture Shock ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $8.99
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number of different styles on previous albums, most of which we like, but none of which seemed to earn him the same cred as his albums in the 70s. Well this one not only earned him plenty of cred, but also a lot of cash, and continued assurance to Columbia that their contract with Herbie was well-placed – and it certainly cast Bill Laswell into the spotlight as well, given that his efforts really provided the core of the album. Tracks include "Rockit", "Earth Beat", "Future Shock", "Autodrive", and "Rough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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JourneyLook Into The Future (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1976. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". CD
(Out of print, Columbia House pressing.)

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Damon Locks & Black Monument EnsembleWhere Future Unfolds ... CD
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
An amazing record from Chicago musician/artist Damon Locks – maybe the album he's been waiting his entire life to make – and the first to really bring together the mighty sum of his many talents! The material was recorded live in performance at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory – at an event that also included a group of singers and dancers to augment the musical performance – in a setting that gives Damon's majestic vision the proper setting it really deserves! Locks himself moves between electronics and vocal performances – in a core instrumental group that's heavy on drums and percussion from Dana Hall, clarinets from Angel Bat Dawid, and more percussion from Arif Smith – making music that's even more beautiful when the singers come into the mix, and take the energy to the sky with a very cosmic, righteous vibe. Locks has given us a glimpse of his vision in artwork, music, and writings over the years – but this time around, it feels like we're seeing the full scope at once – with more power and meaning than ever before. Titles include "Solar Power", "Rebuild A Nation", "Which I Believe It Will", "The Colors That You Bring", "The Future", "From A Spark To A Fire", "Black Monument Theme", and "Sounds Like Now". CD
Also available Where Future Unfolds ... LP 20.99

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Damon Locks & Black Monument EnsembleWhere Future Unfolds ... LP
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
An amazing record from Chicago musician/artist Damon Locks – maybe the album he's been waiting his entire life to make – and the first to really bring together the mighty sum of his many talents! The material was recorded live in performance at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory – at an event that also included a group of singers and dancers to augment the musical performance – in a setting that gives Damon's majestic vision the proper setting it really deserves! Locks himself moves between electronics and vocal performances – in a core instrumental group that's heavy on drums and percussion from Dana Hall, clarinets from Angel Bat Dawid, and more percussion from Arif Smith – making music that's even more beautiful when the singers come into the mix, and take the energy to the sky with a very cosmic, righteous vibe. Locks has given us a glimpse of his vision in artwork, music, and writings over the years – but this time around, it feels like we're seeing the full scope at once – with more power and meaning than ever before. Titles include "Solar Power", "Rebuild A Nation", "Which I Believe It Will", "The Colors That You Bring", "The Future", "From A Spark To A Fire", "Black Monument Theme", and "Sounds Like Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl edition – with bonus artwork inserts!)
Also available Where Future Unfolds ... CD 10.99

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Moody BluesDays Of Future Passed ... LP
Deram, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Lucky PetersonOur Future ... LP
Today, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The "our future" in the title is not only a reference to the album's semi-hit single, but also to the fact that Peterson was only 5 years old when the set was recorded! Peterson's main claim to fame at this point is the fact that he's a fairly good talent on the organ – especially for a kid – and the album's a mix of soul tunes, organ instrumentals, and a few numbers that show traces of the blues that Peterson would later pick up on other recordings. The set was recorded in Chicago, but had production help from Patrick Adams, who keeps proceedings in the best messed-up Today/Perception Records mode. Lucky's not the hottest talent on organ, but the album's got some nice edges that keep it interesting. Titles include "Our Future", "ABC", "Harlem", "1-2-3-4", "Funky Alphabet", "Love The One You're With", and "Don't Turn Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gunther SchullerJumpin In The Future ... LP
GM, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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SeedsFuture ... LP
GNP/Crescendo, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A seedy psych Future – as it was foretold by The Seeds, circa '67! The Future kicks off with a dreamy intro – as Sky Saxon waxes on with some spoken word backed by gentle, harp-like strings a little bit of organ before it takes flight – a heady clue that this one's gonna amp up the trippy psychedelia. The first couple of tracks do that, but lest you'd forget – the Seeds are garage and punk forbears, too, and buzzing electric guitars, stomped on keys and growling vocals come roaring in pretty soon – making this one of the more delightfully unpredictable of the mid 60s Seeds records Includes "Travel With Your Mind", "Flower Lady And Her Assistant", "Fallin'", "Six Dreams", "Two Fingers Pointing On You", "Now A Man", "Painted Doll", "Out OF The Question", "Where Is The Entrance Way To Play" LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with serif font – missing inserts. Cover has ring & edge wear with a split top seam.)

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Towa TeiFuture Listening ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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War On DrugsFuture Weather ... LP
Secretly Canadian, 2011. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFuture Of The Blues ... CD
Northern Blues (Canada), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Music from Johnny Jones, Harry Manx, Rita Chiarelli, Paul Reddick, Otis Taylor, Archie Edwards, David Jacobs-Strain, Brian Blain, JW-Jones Blues Band & more. CD

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VariousSuburbia Suite – Future Antiques EP (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Four very cool tracks – all brought together as a limited release in tribute to the famous Suburbia Suite series from Japan! The music is all mod, groovy, and very upbeat – and most tunes are in a vocal jazz mode, but very different than the usual torchy styles you might expect – much more inspired by 60s French, bossa, and soundtrack influences! Titles on this version include "It's A Most Unusual Day" by Beverly Kenney, "I'm Too Shy" by Paige Claire, "Corrida De Jangada" by Elis Regina, and "Ballade De Johnny Jane" by Jane Birkin. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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✨✧ Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known Ancient/Future/Music ... CD
Spiritmuse, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first record in many years from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – done with a lineup that features a variation from the original group, but a sound that's very much in keeping with their mission! The Ensemble were always dedicated to preserving a spiritual jazz tradition at a time when the Chicago and global scenes were decidedly more free jazz-oriented – and from his emergence in the 80s onward, percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has continued to fan the flames with his own music, and with fantastic collaborations like this! The group's a quartet this time around – and has the tremendous Corey Wilkes on trumpet, really giving the sound a pointed edge – next to Kahil's work on a variety of percussion instruments, the baritone sax of Alex Harding, and the cello of Ian Maskin. Maskin's performance on the record is often similar to the way in which the violin of Billy Bang was used in El'Zabar's Ritual Trio – a fluid bridge between the percussion and the horn lines – and the set includes great reworkings of the classics "Little Sunflower" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" – plus originals "Ntozake", "Pharoah", "Blew It", "Black Is Back", and "Wish I Knew". CD
Also available Be Known Ancient/Future/Music (deluxe 2LP edition) ... LP 41.99

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✨✧ Ajay Heble & Rob WallacePeople Get Ready – The Future Of Jazz Is Now ... Book
Duke, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The future of jazz is now, even if it's in the past – as the editors here bring together a selection of essays that document the forward-thinking movements in jazz from the mid 60s onwards – some of which are only getting full appreciation all these many years later! There's a nice variety of subjects from an equally nice variety of writers – and essays include "Jeanne Lee's Voice" by Eric Porter, "Days Of Bread & Roses" by Mark Ribot, "Experimental Music In The Academy In New York City" by Tamar Barzel, "The Antiquity Of The Avant Garde" by John Szwed, "Black Jazz In The Digital Age" by Greg Tate, and "Ancient To The Future" by members of the AACM, including Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Don Moye, Wadada Leo Smith, and Roscoe Mitchell. There's also a section on the "Jazz Photography Of Thomas King" – and the whole thing is 312 pages, softcover, with some black and white photographs. Book

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✨✧ Keither Florence & The AssociatesFuture/Free ... 7-inch
K Florence, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A bubbling bit of upbeat soul – a bit clubby, but not nearly as polished as most of its contemporaries – which really gives the whole thing a rough-edged charm! The message in the lyrics of "Future" really come to the forefront – while bubbling basslines are cut through with sweet keyboard lines – all wrapped up with a slightly cosmic finish! There's an even more cosmic vibe to "Free" – a tune that grooves, but in a cool spacey way, with some nice squishy keyboard bits – and the whole thing's an instrumental, which really lets you focus on those great keys! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent Tramp reissue.)

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✨✧ Ricky FordFuture's Gold ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Black FlowerFuture Flora ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with really beautiful work on cornet, alto, and baritone sax – the last of which has this deep, rich voice that really gives the record some soul – a special sort of quality that really sets these guys apart. There's a few other reed instruments in the mix there somewhere, and titles include "Ankor Wat", "Hora De Aksum", "Early Days Of Space Travel (part 2)", and "Ohm Eye". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Future Flora ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Roxy CossFuture Is Female ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Roxy Coss's second album as a leader for the Posi-Tone label – and it's her strongest to date, both by design and in performance! Where her Chasing The Unicorn album set up a whimsical sensibility, this one obliviously sets up a tone of strength and determination – undercurrents of all her work we've heard thus far, but are front-and-center thematically here. The titles are strident and topical, while the sound is timeless, with some thematic touches – like the almost foreboding intro to "Mr. President" that leads into marching drums, or the slyly easygoing swing that starts "Feminist AF" leading to some of the most energetic soloing by Roxy on the whole set – but she never casts off the neo-classic jazz she's always had such a strong voice for. Recorded in a single day with her excellent band including Alex Wintz, Miki Yamanaka, Rick Rosato and Jimmy Macbride, titles include "Nevertheless, She Persisted", "Little Did She Know", "She Needed A Hero, So That's What She Became", "Females Are Strong As Hell", "#MeToo","Nasty Women Grab Back" and "Ode To A Generation". CD

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✨✧ Pablo MosesIn The Future ... LP
Alligator, 1983. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousNo Future – Best & The Rest ... LP
Get Back (Italy), Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
90s punk comp with selections by Blitz, The Partisans, Red Alert, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Tyrone DavisCome On Over ... LP
Future, 1990. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Labels have some marker.)

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House Master Baldwin featuring Paris GreyDon't Lead Me (house mix, nexus 21 mix, neal howard mix, drumapella) ... 12-inch
Future Sound, 1987. Very Good+ ... $49.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee MosesHow Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Future Days/Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
Fantastic work from Lee Moses – an underground funky soul singer who never saw great fame in the 70s, but who's hit legendary status in recent years – thanks to collectors and DJs around the world! Lee is best known for his album Time & Place, but he also cut a number of other excellent singles before and after that famous set – most of which are collected here, along with a few unissued tracks – all making the whole album a fantastic second chapter in the too-short Moses career in music! Much of this work has a very gritty vibe – southern soul, handled with funkier currents – often with production that's nice and raw around the edges, which makes these tracks feel way deeper and dirtier than anything that might have come from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set's a bit short on notes, so we're not sure of the details of all cuts – but we can say that the singles were originally issued on the Dynamo, Gates, Front Page, Musicor, and Lee John labels – with titles that include "Bad Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart", "I'm Sad About It", "How Much Longer", "My Adorable One", "Diana", "Day Tripper", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'm Sad About It", "If Loving You Is A Crime", "She's A Bad Girl", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "What Do You Do", and "I Can't Take No Chances". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited colored vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ ProgProg 100 – August 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Future (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A definite and celebratory issue of Prog – using the 100th issue milestone to list 100 prog icons who changed the world! The list was compiled and chosen not only by Prog writers & editorss, but artists and influential stars in their own right, including Rick Wakeman, Guy Pratt of Saucer Full Of Secrets, Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson and more – and this issue also includes a thick section of reviews and free CD (A Cornucopia Of Delights) with tracks by Magic Pie, GRICE, Warmrain, Intelligent Music Project IV and lots more. Magazine

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✨✧ ProgProg 99 – July 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Future (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prog looks at the genius of Genesis this time around, with a long feature on their 40 Greatest Songs, and more from Mike Rutherford – all in an issue with other articles on Van Der Graaf Generator, Third Ear Band, Popol Vuh, Arch Matheos, Neal Morse, Nedvig Mollestad Trio, and Thenightimeproject! As always with Prog, there's plenty more too – including features that really show the ways in which the 70s progressive rock spirit is alive and well – both on the bonus CD of new recordings, and in the music reviews too! Magazine

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✨✧ Chicago Afrobeat Project feat Tony Allen & OthersWhat Goes Up – Remixed ... LP
Future Rootz, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great criss-crossing of sounds and styles – one that brings together African roots, contemporary funk, and a great array of dancefloor modes served up by the various producers on the project! The record reminds us a lot of some of our favorite French work in this mode from the start of the century – particularly the Africanism series – and as with some of those records, legendary drummer Tony Allen is on hand, lending his strong arm on the kit to the grooves of the Chicago Afrobeat Project! Most tracks are nice and long – which makes the album like getting a whole stack of 12" singles – and titles include "Cut The Infection (Sol Power all stars rmx)", "I No Know (Jose Marquez Afro-House no go die rmx)", "Afro Party (Ron Trent dub)", "No Bad News (Maga Bo rmx)", "Sunday Song (Afroqbano rmx)", "White Rhino (Sound Culture rmx)", and "Afro Party (Kevin Ford rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee MosesHow Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 ... CD
Future Days/Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Lee Moses – an underground funky soul singer who never saw great fame in the 70s, but who's hit legendary status in recent years – thanks to collectors and DJs around the world! Lee is best known for his album Time & Place, but he also cut a number of other excellent singles before and after that famous set – most of which are collected here, along with a few unissued tracks – all making the whole album a fantastic second chapter in the too-short Moses career in music! Much of this work has a very gritty vibe – southern soul, handled with funkier currents – often with production that's nice and raw around the edges, which makes these tracks feel way deeper and dirtier than anything that might have come from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set's a bit short on notes, so we're not sure of the details of all cuts – but we can say that the singles were originally issued on the Dynamo, Gates, Front Page, Musicor, and Lee John labels – with titles that include "Bad Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart", "I'm Sad About It", "How Much Longer", "My Adorable One", "Diana", "Day Tripper", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'm Sad About It", "If Loving You Is A Crime", "She's A Bad Girl", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "What Do You Do", and "I Can't Take No Chances". CD
Also available How Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ ProgProg 98 – June 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Future (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Frank Zappa as Sheik Yerbouti on the cover – remembered in detail inside by Terry Bozzio, Adrian Belew, and both Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa! The issue also has articles on prog heroes Gong and Jon Anderson – plus more on Lonely Robot, Roy Harper, Haken, Giancarlo Erra, Banco Del Muto Soccorso, and Dream Theater – as well as a look at the new album White Rainbow from Mostly Autumn, and an exploration of the stylistic shifts of the late Scott Walker. The issue also features a bonus CD of new tracks from the prog underground. Magazine

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✨✧ ProgProg 97 – April 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Future (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prog pays tribute to the 80s meeting of Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe – the quartet who were determined to shake all the Trevor Horn off the trappings of Yes – and take prog rock back to its roots! The issue's also got an article on the long-overdue new album by Alan Parsons – and more on John Lodge, Syd Arthur, Devin Townsend, Mark Hollis, Kate Bush, Tangerine Dream, and Ed Wynne – plus a bonus CD of new prog tracks by Voyager, Rhys Marsh, In Continuum, Fervent Mind, and others. Magazine

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✨✧ VariousLoma – A Soul Music Love Affair Vol 3 – Sad Sad Feeling 1964 to 1968 (180 gram pressing – with insert) ... LP
Loma/Future Days, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Major labels didn't always get soul music as well as the indies back in the 60s – but there's one exception to that myth, the mighty Loma Records label from Warner Brothers! The company had a near-perfect run during its few years in business – killer soul singles that are every bit as prized by collectors as some of the more obscure records on tiny labels from the time – and which are handled with a quality level that's never too commercial, never as slick as you'd expect from a bigger company that was also handling easy listening and pop during the same period. Instead, the Loma legacy is a mighty deep run of greatness – as you'll hear on this stunning third volume in the series – with titles that include "The Shadow Of Your Love" by Bobby Freeman, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Can't Win" by The Invicibles, "Better Think Of What You're Losing" by Tommy Starr, "If This Ain't Love" by The Realistics, "Don't Come A Knockin" by Mary Lee Whitney, "Sad Sad Feeling (part 1)" by The Autographs, and "I Wanna Love You So Bad" by Bobby Reed. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLoma – A Soul Music Love Affair Vol 4 – Sweeter Than Sweet Things 1964 to 1968 (180 gram pressing – with insert) ... LP
Loma/Future Days, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from the mighty Loma Records label – including a few never-issued tracks from the Los Angeles powerhouse of soul! Loma's music has already been compiled strongly on the previous three volumes in this series, but this volume maybe goes even further – to offer up a batch of other classic Loma singles, along with some equally nice cuts from the vault – the kind of music that really makes us wonder what would have happened if the imprint had kept on putting out soul music well into the 70s! There's a rock-solid, forward-thinking quality here that's totally great – overlooked talents and a few bigger names – all working here at the height of their powers. Titles include "We Need To Be Loved" by The Teen Turbans, "I Need You" by The Marvellos, "Sweeter Than Sweet Thing" by Vickie Baines, "Like I Told You" by Carl Hall, "Heartstrings" by The Invincibles, "I'm Coming Home" by The Mighty Hannibal, "Just Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" by The Apollas, "Back In Circulation" by Dick Jenson & The Imports, "That's All You Gotta Do" by Ben Aiken, "You Can't Take It" by Linda Jones, and "Ole Man Soul" by The Implements. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music MachineLet Me Be Your Man ... LP
Truth & Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Lost funky soul from Jersey – incredible workby Tyrone Ashley & The Funky Music Machine – a rare batch of gritty harmony soul and some mighty funky numbers! Tyrone, aka Sonny Campbell, and the Machines were contemporaries of the Parliaments and future P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell in 1960s Plainfield, NJ – and they just missed some opportunities to make it in the national landscape. They ended up working with the Phil LA Of Soul label out of Philly in the late 60s, which resulted in one great single and an LP that was never released. The deep funky soul diggers at Truth & Soul have put together some of the Phil LA Of Soul tracks plus previously unreleased material cut at Ashley's own Record Hut studio during this period – great stuff that rolls from the grittiest of harmony group soul, with soaring lead vocals – to some straight killer funk tunes! Incredible stuff! Tracks include "Come On Home", "Just A Little While Longer", "I Can't Help Myself", "For Your Love", "Let Me Be Your Man" (inst), "Sing A Song Sister", "Can't Stay Away", "Love Sweet Love", "Gotta Clean Up The World" (Pt 1 & Pt 2), "I Want My Baby Back" (inst) and "Does Frankie Ever Call My Name. LP, Vinyl record album

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AtmosphereSeven's Travels (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2003. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... On September 20, 2019
Atmosphere's signature sound full force – but also featuring some of their most experimental material to this point! Slug bounces along melodically, tortured and true to his nature, yet he comes off a little (just a little) more optimistic this time and he recites more than just tales of love lost. He STILL is at his tightest when weaving wonderful heart-wrenching stories instead of bragging, yet I don't think you hear the name Lucy once on this album. Sean Daley, the philosopher? – maybe we'll see more and more of that in the future. ANT's production is sounding much much better since God Loves Ugly – these beats pound just a little harder, seemingly influenced by punk and classic rock, thankfully without coming anywhere near classifiable rap rock. There still is a whole lotta soul in there, which is very nice, yet he still ain't afraid to pitch the formula, say sample some off kilter scatting or a ripping metal guitar. Tracks include "Bird Sings Why The Caged I Know", "Cats Van Bags", "National Disgrace", "Liquor Lyles Cool July". "Good Times", "Keys To Life Vs 15 Minutes Of Fame", "Reflections" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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B-52sWhammy ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Another dose of retro party rock from one of the first groups to come out of the Athens scene. Includes "Legal Tender", "Whammy Kiss", "Song For A Future Generation", "Butterbean", "Trism", "Queen Of Las Vegas", "Don't Worry", "Big Bird" and "Work That Skirt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into fairly distinctive and genuinely fun modern sound. It's built to last, too –we're sure be able to come back to their work in a couple decades and it'll still work! IV finds them with the confidence to trade in some fairly subtle, smoothed out moments between to more boisterous ones, and they're more dexterous in the instrumentation – especially in the horns, keys and percussion – but some great vibes, strings, flute and more when the mood calls. Includes the great vocal track "Time Moves Slow" with Sam Herring of Future Islands, "And That, Too", "Lavender", "IV", "Chompy's Paradise", "Structure No. 3", "Cashmere", "Hyssops Of Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerShe Was Too Good To Me (plus bonus track) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... $3.99
A great return to form for Chet Baker – his first record in a number of years away from the studio, and proof that his genius could adapt to just about any setting! The album's got a tight focus that's probably one of the keys to its success – a set of arrangements by Don Sebesky that mix lusher moments with some more tightly snapping rhythms – a blend that allows Chet to display the full range of his talents without veering too far in one direction. Paul Desmond plays some great alto on the record, really bringing in a strong sense of crispness to a few numbers – and instrumentation also includes great electric piano from Bob James, vibes from Dave Friedman, and flute from Hubert Laws. Baker sings on a few numbers, and titles include "Autumn Leaves", "She Was Too Good To Me", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Tangerine", "With A Song In My Heart", "What'll I Do", and "It's You Or No One". CD also features the previously unreleased track "My Future Just Passed". CD
(Out of print.)

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Fratello Joseph BassiCiao Amore (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A trio record without any drums – which allows for really great interplay between the bass of Fratello Joseph Bassi, the piano of Domenico Sanna, and tenor of Max Ionata! We're used to hearing Ionata in a more snapping sort of session, but he's maybe even more compelling here – carving out some sharp, soulful lines next to the fantastic interplay between bass and piano, all given this warmth that will really have us paying a lot more attention to Bassi in the future! The depth of his tones are wonderful – never overplayed, but delivered with this stark, simple, almost economical mode that's a nice contrast to the more fluid, but equally colorful work of Sanna on piano. Titles include "Sno Pease", "Voyage", "I Know You Know", "Promenade", "Say No", "Ciro Chi", and "Giochi Di Luci". CD

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Richard BeirachHubris ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
No hubris here – as the album's one of the most deeply personal records we've ever heard from pianist Richie Beirach – a set of solo piano work that easily ranks right up there with ECM classics in the format by Keith Jarrett or Chick Corea! Like both of those artists, Beirach's clearly got the ability to be free, but always manages to instead come back to these warmer passages that are full of gentle colors and these really lovely lyrical passages – all played with an open hand, and a sharply modern ear – but one that never seeks to overstate itself either. A real gem – with titles that include "Future Memory", "Hubris", "The Pearl", "Rectilinear", "Sunday Song", and "Osiris". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – in that there's some cuts here that were singles, mixed with unissued songs that really show Bradley on top of his game – working strongly with the Menehan Street Band at a level that really has us wanting more! Some of these tunes have a sharply righteous vibe – maybe even more edge than before from Charles – which makes the whole thing not just a completely essential addition to his catalog, but also a way of pointing towards a future that might have been. Titles include "Can't Fight The Feeling", "Luv Jones", "I Feel A Change", "Black Velvet", "Fly Little Girl", "Victim Of Love (electric version)", "Slip Away", and "Heart Of Gold". CD

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet (limited edition box set with bonus EP, slipmat & book) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $44.99 47.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – in that there's some cuts here that were singles, mixed with unissued songs that really show Bradley on top of his game – working strongly with the Menehan Street Band at a level that really has us wanting more! Some of these tunes have a sharply righteous vibe – maybe even more edge than before from Charles – which makes the whole thing not just a completely essential addition to his catalog, but also a way of pointing towards a future that might have been. Titles include "Can't Fight The Feeling", "Luv Jones", "I Feel A Change", "Black Velvet", "Fly Little Girl", "Victim Of Love (electric version)", "Slip Away", and "Heart Of Gold". This version features a heavy velvet box, a business card, a black velvet slipmat, a photo book, inner sleeves – and a bonus EP, with the five bonus tracks "Message From Charles", plus stripped-down mixes of "Loving You Baby", "How Long", "Strictly Reserved For You", and "The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – with bonus EP, "Black Velvet" slipmack, business card, book and download – all in a black velvet covered box!)

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BrainiacElectro Shock For President EP ... LP
Touch & Go, 1997. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
The final EP from Ohio synth punk legends Brainiac – a huge stylistic leap from the manic mix of Moog and jagged guitars of their earlier records and live sound into a more sinister, though still slyly humorous mode – which sadly turned out to be a final statement for the band rather than a signal for their future. Working here with producer Jim O'Rourke, the band finds a whole new sound without losing their oddball charm, really drenching it with heavy synth and keys. Brainiac was at a real turning point here and it's tragic we'll never find out where they'd go next! Includes "Fresh New Eyes", "Flash Ram", "Fashion 500", "The Turnover", "For My Beloved" and "Mr. Fingers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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James BrownDead On The Heavy Funk 1974-1976 ... LP
Polydor, Mid 70s/1985. Sealed ... $24.99
Nice 80s comp of some of James' best funky tracks from the mid 70s with a lot of post-Payback gems that often get lost in the shuffle. Tracks include "Future Shock Of The World", "Funky President", "Bodyheat", "Your Love", "Get Up Offa That Thing", and "Superbad, Superslick". Nice and funky, with a good share of tracks that don't turn up easily elsewhere on wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Sound Savers sticker.)

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Stanley ClarkeTime Exposure ... CD
Epic, 1984. Used ... $4.99
A nice funky electric groover from Stanley Clarke's mid 80s R&B years! Time Exposure has a lot of period electro funk in the mix, particularly Clarke's impeccable bass lines, which are heavy throughout! A brilliant mix of 80s fusiony future funk with jazz precision – definitely a funky highlight from this period in Clarke's career – and those bass lines are just unreal! A pretty eclectic roster of guest musicians play on this one, including tenor sax player Ernie Watts, fellow bassist Louis Johnson of Brothers Johnson, singer Howard Hewitt and rock guitar guru Jeff Beck. Titles include "Play The Bass 10", "Are You Ready (For The Future)", "Heaven Sent You", "Time Exposure", "Speedball", "Future Shock", "Spacerunner", "I Know Just How You Feel" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Common PeopleOf The People, By The People, For The People ... CD
Capitol/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best psyche albums we've ever heard on Capitol from the 60s – an introspective session with lots of space, sounds, and plenty of dark corners! The album reminds us a lot of work by Gandalf, who also recorded for Capitol at the time – very laid back at times, with a gentle approach to the music that also lapsed into some jazzy phrasing at certain points. Quite nice overall, with a really great little sound – and titles that include "This Life She Is Mine", "Girl Said", "Land Of A Day", "Hudson Hill Feeling", "They Didn't Even Go To The Future", "Soon There'll Be Thunder", "Those Who Love", and "Why Must I Be". CD

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Earth Wind & FireAnother Time (Need Of Love/Earth Wind & Fire) ... LP
Warner, Early 70s/1974. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A pair of spiritual soul classics – the rare early Warner Brothers albums from Earth Wind & Fire – back to back on a 2LP set! Earth, Wind & Fire's first album was recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". Need Of Love is one of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago! At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... CD
Warner, 1971. Used ... $9.99
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". CD
(Original Warner pressing.)

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Curtis FullerSliding Easy ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, grooving, but with one ear towards higher ideas and the future of modern jazz! The group includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a cracker of a lineup, working here with Blue Note-like intensity. The record's a great one, with 2 original tracks – "Bit Of Heaven" and "Down Home" – and versions of "CTA", "Bongo Pop", and "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King – with insert. In great shape, save for some light aging on the back.)

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FunkadelicMaggot Brain ... LP
Westbound, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $119.99
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark vision of the future! The centerpiece of the album is the mindblowing "Maggot Brain" title track – a tune that begins with a chilling spoken intro, then slowly builds amidst washes and washes of post-Hendrix guitar. That cut then rolls into some shorter, funkier numbers that rank with some of the group's best ever – using the device of party-hearty energy to convey a sense of alienation and horror at the world. The whole thing's brilliant throughout – and apart from being a soul classic, the set should also rank as one of the greatest rock albums of all time! Titles include "Maggot Brain", "Super Stupid", "Back in Our Minds", "Can You Get to That", and "Wars of Armageddon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Janus pressing in the Unipak cover. Cover has a cut corner and a peeled strip at the bottom.)

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Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... LP
Muse, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session for the time – with a sublime lineup that perfectly blends spiritual jazz with funk and soul touches! The vibe here is incredible – far deeper than even on any of Garnett's other albums of the time – at a level that sounds as beautiful on the mellow cuts as it does on the soaring, spiritual soul jazz anthems that have made the record a classic for years. The record features vocals by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ayodelle Jenkins – and instrumentation from Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Mauricio Smith on flute, Reggie Lucas on guitar, Norman Connors on drums, Mtume on congas, and Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano – plus Carlos himself on tenor, alto, and soprano sax. Titles include the perennial favorites "Mother of the Future" and "Taurus Woman", two cuts which transformed the global jazz dance scene years back – plus the tracks "Ebonesque", "Black Love", and "Banks of the Nile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry GrayUFO – The Original Television Series Soundtrack Music ... LP
Silva Screen (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... About September 13, 2019
An incredible collection of space age soundtrack music – tunes taken from the British TV show UFO, scored by Barry Gray, who'd also done work for Thunderbirds! The style here is a mix of the mod dramatic modes used by Gray in his more famous work, and some of the 60s future/sci fi styles that show up in the work of Peter Thomas at the time – an amazingly inventive use of organ, woodwinds, and other more traditional instrumentation – to create eerie sounds and themes that almost sound electronic! There's a few nice grooves on the set, but the real charm is in the overall soundtrack work – a beautiful retro/future vision that's finally seeing the light of day in this limited vinyl-only collection! Titles include "Straker's Theme", "Commercial Break Sting", "The Cottage", "The Trip", "Extra Sensory Perception", "UFO Main Theme", and "Yellow Alert". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenMatador ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really inventive session that goes way past his standard soul jazz roots – and which really shows the guitarist stretching out towards future styles of jazz! The session's a spare quartet date – with Green's guitar playing modal grooves over rhythm by by his incredible combo – with Bob Cranshaw on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and the incomparable McCoy Tyner on piano – blocking out bold changes that really drive the record strongly. Cuts are long, and there's a freewheeling quality to the material that's only ever matched by some of the Grant Green/Larry Young sessions from the same time – especially the Street Of Dreams Record. Titles include "Matador", "Bedouin", Green Jeans", and a killer version of "My Favorite Things", done in a very Coltrane-esque style. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dick GregoryTalks Turkey ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Dick Gregory's standout records from the early years – a set that has him talking turkey about a number of subjects that other comedians of the time wouldn't dare touch! Gregory's still quite funny at this point in his career, but also is showing plenty of the politics that would make him a key activist in years to come – and in a way, the album really paves the way for future generations of progressive African-American comedians, but is almost even more amazing for the way it keeps things on the "inside" – and wins over a whole new audience to his ideas in the process. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Guess WhoWheatfield Soul ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good ... $5.99
A classic of Canadian rock – and a set that broke big on this side of the border too! Wheatfield Soul is a sublime showcase for the young talents of Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, and other members of the group – working here in a mix of jazz/rock modes and blue-eyed soul that would go onto set the scene for countless other groups in years to come – hard to describe accurately, but beautifully summed up in the album's "These Eyes" hit! Cummings vocals and keyboards come across wonderfully – and the rhythms often have clever changes that hint at his jazzy future to come, but on shorter tunes here that have a rich amount of complexity packed in a very tight space. Titles include "These Eyes", "Lightfoot", "I Found Her In A Star", "Pink Wine Sparkles In The Glass", "Maple Fudge", "We're Coming To Dinner", "When You Touch Me", and the amazing 10 minute tune "Friends Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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Herbie HancockSound System ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Sealed ... $3.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that continue the electro feel, but also add in a peppering of Bill Laswell's world music interest. The album's worth it alone for the presence of D St on a few tracks – and titles include "Hardrock", "Metal Beat", "Karabali", "Junku", "People Are Changing" and "Sound System". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker. Cover has a barcode sticker on the spine.)
Also available Sound System (with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSound System (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $4.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that continue the electro feel, but also add in a peppering of Bill Laswell's world music interest. The album's worth it alone for the presence of D St on a few tracks – and titles include "Hardrock", "Metal Beat", "Karabali", "Junku", "People Are Changing" and "Sound System". CD features a bonus extended version of "Metal Beat". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sound System ... LP 3.99

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Eddie HarrisLive At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good ... $2.99
Very cool sounds from the amazing Eddie Harris – a live set, cut at the popular Newport Jazz Festival – but one that's arguably even freakier and more freewheeling than some of Eddie's studio work for Atlantic! Eddie's horn is really plugged in for the set – a Varitone, which is blown with a rich variety of tones – including some very far out, echoey modes at the start – then fused into a sharper, soulful groove later on! The group's also got some really wonderful electric piano from Jodie Christian – and include Louis Spears on bass and Bob Crowder on drums – and the legendary Eugene McDaniels joins the quartet for some very hip vocals on one cut too. Titles include "Don't You Know The Future's In Space", "Carry On Brother", "Walk Soft", and "Silent Majority". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging on the back and some gloss peeling along the opening.)

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Terumasa HinoPeace & Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TDK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
Groundbreaking work from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – recorded on an early trip to New York, back in 1970, working with a sextet that includes some of his own Japanese players, like drummer Motohiko Hino and pianist Hideo Ichikawa, plus the great American bassist Reggie Workman! The album features 2 very long tracks – "Gongen" and "Peace & Love" – both a bit free, and infused with a post-Coltrane sense of spiritual exploration. Hino's really changing his style a lot in this setting – taking a lot more chances than on earlier Japanese sessions, reaching out towards a future jazz approach for the 70s. CD
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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. Used ... $0.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with the kind of future elements you'd guess from the image, sometimes more understated – in a good fit with the more sensitive lyrics of the album's range of different singers – who include Jube (Julie Clarkson), Bennett Holland, Sid M, and Jamie Paul. A few tracks are instrumental – with more of a focus on the sax and drums – and titles include "Baskerville", "Last Minute", "Already Home", "Midnight", "Foot Down", "Flow State", and "Thank You". CD
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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... LP
Ropeadope, 2018. Sealed ... $6.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with the kind of future elements you'd guess from the image, sometimes more understated – in a good fit with the more sensitive lyrics of the album's range of different singers – who include Jube (Julie Clarkson), Bennett Holland, Sid M, and Jamie Paul. A few tracks are instrumental – with more of a focus on the sax and drums – and titles include "Baskerville", "Last Minute", "Already Home", "Midnight", "Foot Down", "Flow State", and "Thank You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)
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Chuck JacksonEncore/Mr Everything ... CD
Kent (UK), 1963/1965. Used ... $7.99
A pair of New York soul gems back to back – the third and fourth albums from the legendary Chuck Jackson! First up is Encore – fantastic work from the great Chuck Jackson – a singer who was really at the height of his powers during these early years of his career! Chuck's maybe best known for heartbreaking material – and the notes on the album actually refer, oddly, to these songs as "the crying towel variety" – but what Jackson brings to his music is this strong sense of pride and power – this depth of reserve that makes you feel like he'll never give up, no matter how hard the going might be – a quality that southern soul singers would soon poach from Jackson and other singers up north, and make their own style of music. Yet back at the start, few folks did it better than Jackson – as you'll Hear on cuts that include the wonderful hit "Tell Him I'm Not Home", plus "Lonely Am I", "Blue Holiday", "Getting Ready for the Heartbreak", "Don't Believe Him Donna", "Tomorrow", "Two Stupid Feet", "Another Day", and "Invisible". Next up is Mr Everything – rock-solid set of heartbreaking soul – the sort that few others could touch at the time! Jackson often doesn't get his due in the history books these days – but records like these were landmark moments of pride, power, and open male emotion – of the sort that went onto inform generations of soul music to come – and help future artists find their way, guided by the emotional frankness of Jackson's approach! Backings are carefully balanced – tight, but never too polished to overwhelm Chuck's vocals – which soar out with a raw power that blows away Sam Cooke or some of Jackson's other contemporaries. Titles include "D-5", "I Need You", "Human", "I'm Your Man", "Tears Of Joy", and "Somebody New". CD

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Shannon Jackson & The Decoding SocietyStreet Priest ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great early 80s set outlining the borders of the east coast free scene at a time when the free-er edges of the musical milleu were somewhat less populated. Ronald Shannon Jackson plays here with his Decoding Society group that included future notable black rock compatriots Vernon Reid and Melvin Gibbs, plus underrated fellow harmelodic traveller Zane Massey on reeds, and Lee Rozie alongside him in the frontline. The set's got that 80s electric-avant/downtown NYC sound that gives it a very period feel, but manages not to feel too dated and transcends some of the period's cliches, with titles that include "Sperm Walk", "Street Priest", "City Witch", and "Sandflower". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alphonso JohnsonMoonshadows/Yesterday's Dreams/Spellbound ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A great run of records from Alphonso Johnson – the best of his career, wrapped up here in one sweet set! First up is Moonshadows – one of the earliest of bassist Alphonso Johnson's funky fusion albums for Epic! Moonshadows is a nice little set of choppy grooves that recalls the best Herbie Hancock moments of the early 70s, plus some of the side projects of the Headhunters. Warmly funky, but with a nice edge – with a more jazz funk rooted sound than the later, slightly heavier Spellbound! The great group of players includes Patrice Rushen is on keyboards, Benny Maupin on reeds, Lee Ritenour on guitars, Airto Moriera on percussion, Gary Bartz on sax, plus Narada Michael Walden and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Tracks include "Stump", "Cosmoba Place", "Involuntary Bliss", "On The Case", "Amarteifio", "Pandora's Box" and the breezy "Up From The Cellar", which features vocals by Flora Purim! Yesterday's Dreams is a killer all-star session of funky fusion tracks – with a nice tight sound produced by Skip Drinkwater! Yesterday's Dreams differs a little from Alphonso's other strong mid 70s efforts in that it's not as spacey as a whole – but the rubbery, cleanly funky grooves are just as strong – and the record as a whole makes for more of a showcase for his excellent group of players! Bassist Johnson leads the session, but there's a huge amount of guests, such as Grover Washington, Patrice Rushen, Mike Clark, and Sheila Escovedo. Plus, Jon Lucien, Diane Reeves, Flora Purim, and Phillip Bailey all sing on the record! Titles include "One To One", "As Little As You", "Scapegoat", "Show Us The Way", "Tales Of Barcelona", and the future soul classic "Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha". Spellbound is a soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ones – which really flirt with chunky rock sounds on the other side of the rubbery fusion funkiness! Mouzon's working on all kinds of electric sounds on this one – a bunch of custom bass effects, steel drums and more – with Clyde Criner working with a long list of keys and synthesizers, Kevin Shireve on guitar and David Igelfeld on drums and percussion. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Summer Solstice", "Bahama Mama", "Nomads", and Moonlight Conversation" "Feelings Are. . .The Hardest Words To Say" and "Earthtales Suite". CD

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Jon-MarkSally Free & Easy ... CD
Decca/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Ear-opening work from Jon-Mark – best known as half of the Mark-Almond band with Johnny Almond, but here working as a solo act on his own – in a spare folksy mode that's right up there with some of the best on the Brit folk scene of the 60s! Jon's guitar playing alone is worth the price of admission – at a level that rivals that of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, or some of the others of the new generation that have gotten more fame over the decades – and he's also a hell of a singer, with a voice that's at once ancient and youthful, maybe more tuned towards some older themes than Dylan politics, but also with a grooviness that echoes a bit of Donovan too. Apart from two tracks here that were issued as a single, all the other material has never been released – making the whole thing a huge discovery, finally given its due. Titles include "Blues For Hobbits", "Paris Bells", "Sally Free & Easy", "Portland Town", "The Vulture", "Love From Afar", "Gotta Make The Future Bright", "The First Time", "Black Girl", "North Country Fair", and "Once I Loved A Girl". CD

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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure was on to deliver a relevant soundtrack. What's stunning is how creatively uncompromising it is, with sharp, lyrically pointed tracks by Kendrick Lamar – and with no watering things down to PG-13 on this unedited version – plus tracks by Schoolboy Q, Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Ab-Soul and more. Kendrick headlines or guests on several tracks including the title track, "All The Stars" with SZA, "King's Dead" with Jay-Rock, Future & James Blake, "Big Shot" with Travis Scott and "Pray For Me" with Weeknd. Other tracks include "Opps" by Vince Staples, "I Am" with Jorja Smith, "X" by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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LatimoreLatimore ... LP
Glades, 1973. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Latimore's first album – and a classic bit of Miami soul! The record's something of a groundbreaker – as it mixes older southern soul with some bluesy inflections – using small combo instrumentation and a warm sweet sound on production to create a new groove that pushed soul music a few steps farther into the future for the 70s, and which forever guaranteed a place for older blues artists who were willing to update their sound! The album includes Latimore's classic version of "Stormy Monday", done in a modern stepping groove that's quite different than earlier versions – plus the tracks "(Be Yourself) Be Real", "So Much Love", "If You Were My Woman", and a version of "For What It's Worth" that begins with a very cool melodica groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of fraying at the bottom of the opening.)

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MantronixMusic Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Octave (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
The follow up to the classic first LP! Listening to Kurtis Mantronik productions all of these years later is a definite educational experience, given the huge influence the crisp synth sounds had on the future of hip hop – not only as a matter of necessity, given the cost of sample clearance, but also as an aesthetic choice. Archeological chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up good time, with a shiny electronic bounce – one that holds up well! Tracks include "Music Madness", "Who Is It?", "Ladies (UK rmx)", "Scream", "Listen To The Bass Part" – plus 5 bonus tracks including "Scream" original 12 inch club and dub versions, "Who It Is?" original 12 inch freestyle USA club and UK club mixes, and "Who's Dub Is It? (original 12 inch dub)". CD

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Massive Attack100th Window ... CD
Virgin, 2003. Used ... $2.99
The latest from the groundbreaking Bristol crew! The sound on this outing isn't as dark as the last two albums, but there's still the unmistakable Massive vibe, with a full, deep bass, dubby elements, hip-hop & jungle inflected beats and atmospheric touches that spawned scores of copycats. Horace Andy is welcome, as on previous efforts, with his bright voice gracing a number of tracks, while on other songs Sinead O'Connor's vocals actually fit in quite well amongst the thick sonic collage. 9 tracks in all: "Future Proof", "What Your Soul Sings", "Everywhen", "Special Cases", "Butterfly Caught", "A Prayer For England", "Small Time Shot Away", "Name Taken" and "Antistar". CD

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Curtis MayfieldBack To The World ... LP
Curtom, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 34.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". Roots is one of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". Back To The World is pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". Sweet Exorcist is a wonderfully wicked album from Curtis Mayfield – one that's not nearly as famous as his Superfly set, but which is every bit as great! The groove here is lean, mean, and totally righteous – a bit more stripped-down than some of the rumbling funk of other Curtom efforts, and served up with a fluid groove that makes the album a killer from start to finish! As with Superfly, there's a nice blend here between uptight funky tracks and some more laidback soul – showcasing both sides of the Curtis Mayfield sound of the 70s – the brash society-changing soul, and the mellower, more fragile voice that first came to prominence in The Impressions. Titles alone tell you the vibe of the record – and they include "Ain't Got Time", "To Be Invisible", "Kung Fu", "Suffer", "Power to the People", and "Make Me Believe In You". All albums newly remastered – in sleeves with the original artwork too! CD

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Cecile McLorin SalvantDreams & Daggers ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
That's quite an unusual cover for a jazz vocal album – but then again, Cecile McLorin Salvant is quite an unusual singer – and one who may well be out to change the future of her genre with records like this! The songs are this fantastic blend of original compositions, jazz standards, and other classics – but woven together in this tapestry by Cecile and the group, almost as if they're part of this larger patchwork commentary on the history of vocal jazz – all updated and taken to very personal territory. Bassist Paul Sikivie wrote some of the new material on the set, and also provides the arrangements – which sometimes include a string quartet used in very creative ways – not the usual jazz/strings mode. But it's definitely Cecile who's the star here – as the singer shows us that there's so much more territory to be explored in jazz vocals – new phrasings, new feelings, and new ways of putting everything together – a mode we hope continues for years to come. Titles include "Sam Jones' Blues", "More", "Never Will I Marry", "If A Girl Isn't Pretty", "Red Instead", "Runnin Wild", "Devil May Care", "And Yet", "You're My Thrill", "Si J'Etais Blanche", "Fascination", "My Man's Gone Now", "The Worm", and "You've Got To Give Me Some". CD

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Steve Miller BandRock Love ... CD
Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool little album from the mighty Steve Miller – a set that's half live, half studio, and fully in possession of all Miller's mighty charms! The guitar is fantastic – and really stretches out on some of the longer tracks – but as always with Steve, he's never slavish to his blues-inspired roots – as he always pulls something new out of his bag, and manages to charm the songs tremendously with that great vocal approach of his! It's that quality that's the real Miller magic – that style that helped really push Steve and a rare few of his scene past the cliches of the blues rock scene a few years before – embracing the future while still revering the past, to make music as fantastic as this! Live tracks include "Love Shock", "Blues Without Blame", and "The Gangster Is Back" – and studio numbers are "Rock Love", "Harbor Lights", "Deliverance", and "Let Me Serve You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Mr GreenLast Of The Classic Beats ... LP
Live From The Streets, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Mr Green concludes his series of underground Classic Beats instrumentals sets with a great one – narrated by no less as a legendary hip hip figure then Kool Herc! While the series began with the straightforward ideal of serving as potential backdrops for rhymers to freestyle or build rhymes around, Green's beats are solid enough on a standalone basis and this is pretty solid high note to rap up the series on. Includes "Better Future", "No Disrespect", "Youth", "It's A We Thing", "Technology", "My Guitar", "Tanto Blade", "Brass Tax", "Throw Ya Hands Up" and "Happiness" – and the LP concludes with a handful of classic 90s era drum breaks! 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that perfect style that Murphy had for a brief while in the 70s – and which has continued to be such a huge influence on groovers today! LP, Vinyl record album

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MusiqJuslisen ... CD
Def Soul, 2002. Used ... $1.99
A great bit of NuSoul from Musiq Soulchild – warm, beat-heavy, and with a sinewy vocal style that reminds us a bit of D'Angelo, but harder. The album's Musiq's second – and it's another proud statement from the current Philly underground, the kind of modern day soul that's transforming the face of R&B, and winning back tons of listeners who'd departed the urban scene years ago. The back cover shows Musiq kicking back with a set of fat 70s headphones, digging in the crates while listening to a pile of 8 tracks – and we couldn't think of a better image to sum up the sound of this one! Titles include "Time", "Future", "Newness", "Solong", "Bestfriend", "Something", and "Dontchange". CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)

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Nature's ProblemGun Play/Like What/Ain't No Party/Holla At Me/High Rollers ... 12-inch
Low Key, 2000. Sealed ... $9.99
Selections from "The Future" CD, including dirty and clean versions. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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NemesisMunchies For Your Bass ... LP
Profile, 1991. Near Mint- ... $1.99
14 tracks in all, including "Droppin' The Bass", "B!tches & Money", "Ali English & The 40 Oz Thieves", "I Want Your Sex", "Let's Have A Good Time", "Munchies For Your Bass", 'Settin' The Record Straight", "On The One", "SOUL", "Grind", "Nemesis To The Future", "Life In The 90s", "Dallas We Come From" and "Dis-N-Dat". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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On Big ShouldersOn Big Shoulders ... LP
Allograph, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 20.00
A stellar collective from Chicago's folk and roots community comes together as On Big Shoulders – leaning on the city's underacknowledged roots music legacy on one shoulder and nudging the door open to the scene's future with the other – and distill a near century of diverse musical history into a fresh and timeless batch of tunes! The songbook they pull from is by Chicago songwriters past and present and southern roots pioneers who recorded in the city back in the day. Chicago's blues, soul and R&B bonafides might be set in stone, but not everyone knows that country and bluegrass trailblazers The Delmore Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and many more recorded songs in Chicago that came to personify country music. On Big Shoulders does a great job of putting a fresh spin on it all – folk, country, bluegrass and blues together – in a cohesive way thanks to a core band and guests who can really do it all with heart and soul! Includes timeless takes on old school tunes like "Heavy Traffic Ahead", "I'm Mississippi Bound" and "Long Tall Mama", contemporary songs penned by John Stirratt of Uncle Tupelo & Wilco, Robbie Fulks others, including "It's Just That Simple" and "How Lonely Can You Be" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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OttoSamba Pra Burro (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trama/Polysom (Brazil), 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
One of the most groundbreaking Brazilian albums from the end of the last century – a key set that signaled a whole new generation of creativity in Brazilian music – and one that wasn't afraid to move effortlessly between the past and future! Otto uses this great blend of acoustic roots and electronic samples – shifting easily between sounds, rhythms, and modes of expression – at a level that soon became a calling card for a new generation of Brazilian artists – but is maybe still best here in the hands of its master! The record came out around the same time as important work by Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes, but got far less global circulation – even though we think it's better overall. Titles include "Renault/Peugeot", "Sao Paulo", "O Cellular De Nana", "Bob", "Low", and "TV A Cabo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero Piccioni10th Victim ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite soundtracks of all-time!! Piero Piccioni's score for this one is an insane mix of weird grooves, crime jazz, sound effects, and some of the coolest organ riffs you'll ever hear! (At times, we'd swear we were listening to Sun Ra on the keys!) All this fantastic music is the backdrop for an insane film starring Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni that's about a crazy assassin game that's played in the future. If that sounds a bit wild, it is, and the music is in perfect step with the nutty plot. Features the great version of the title theme with vocals by Mina, plus "The Chase", "Spiral Waltz", "The Trap", "Reprieve", "The Pawn", and "Keep Running". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still in the shrinkwrap.)

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Prince RakeemOoh I Love You Rakeem (baggin ladies mix & inst)/Deadly Venoms/Sexcapades (DMD mix, radio & inst, Wu Tang mix & inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1991. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Single from RZA in his early days as Prince Rakeem, before any Wu-Tang releases, but with a nod to the future in the titles. It's sounds surprisingly nice in this day and age. RZA's delivery is loud, measured and clear – like a lot of late 80s, early 90s MC's. The beats are straight up, soulful samples with catchy-as-hell beat tracks. Check the Wu-Tang mix of "Sexcapades" for the dawn of the Wu sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Raw MaterialRaw Material ... CD
Comet/Akarma (Italy), 1970. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A strange, but cool self-titled set from Raw Material! At one level, the album's a tripped-out batch of heavy rock tunes – complete with vocals, fuzzy guitar, and lots of long-haired attitude. At another level, though, the record's got lots of light jazzy flourishes, especially on some of the smaller instrumental cuts, which features mellow work on keyboards, vibes, flute, and percussion. These cuts really make the album great – as they have sort of a "Folk Funk Experience" sound, sophisticatedly funky, and nicely laidback. Titles include "Pear On An Apple Tree", "Time & Illusion", "I'd Be Delighted", "Future Recollections", and "Bobo's Party". CD
(Out of print.)

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ResidentsBig Bubble – Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy ... CD
Ralph/East Side Digital, 1985. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Die Stay Go", "Fear For The Future", "Sorry", "Go Where You Wanna Go", "Hop A Little", "Cry For The Fire", "Vinegar", and "Firefly". CD
(Out of print.)

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Irv RochlinQuirine ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
One of those records that makes you sit up and say "Hey, who the hell is this guy?" – because the music's so great, right from the start – the record really grabs you by the ears and makes you take notice! Pianist Irv Rochlin never recorded much as a leader, but he's really on fire here – working in a "live in studio" setting with a trio that really snaps and crackles along with his great lead – a deftly swinging approach to jazz piano that can come on strong, and keep burning with a strong sense of soul throughout! Trio members include Harry Emmery on bass – whose sound is wonderful, and really rounds out the groove – and tight drummer Eric Ineke, who's always great in a setting like this. Titles include the very groovy "Only Ludwig Knows", a great take on "Little B's Poem", and the tracks "Four On Six", "A Plan For The Future", "Quirine", and "Pepito's Rib". CD

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Joel RossKing Maker ... CD
Blue Note, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An incredible debut from vibist Joel Ross – an artist who's already given us great moments on records with Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, and others – but who's completely his own man here right from the start! Ross instantly emerges as a major creative force – leading the combo, composing the music, and co-producing the set – with a rich vision for the future of vibes in jazz, but one that also carries the depths of previous generations – especially in the way that Joel approaches a tune, with a subtle sense of gravity that makes each new selection a very powerful statement. The group features Immanuel Wilkins on alto, Jeremy Corren on piano, Benjamin Tiberio on bass, and Jeremy Dutton on drums – a tight quintet who work with a great sense of sympathy – and singer Gretchen Parlato also joins the group at one point. Titles include "Prince Lynn's Twin", "The Grand Struggle Against Fear", "Freda's Disposition", "Yana", "With Who Do You Learn Trust", and "Ill Relations". CD

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Gil Scott-HeronReflections ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great little album that's often overshadowed by its hit – the 15 minute "B-Movie", which was sort of an overly-wrought protest piece about how the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was going to turn America into a bad b-movie. Not that that track's bad – although its politics have certainly dated by now – but the real strength of the album are the jazzy numbers, written in Gil's beautiful righteous style forged in the soul jazz underground of the 70s. These include the stellar "Is That Jazz?", a contemplative track about the future of the art form, a mellow version of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", the moody "Storm Music", and "Gun", a good groover with a message about the right to bear arms. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)
 
 
 



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