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Pablo GadBlood Suckers ... CD
Celluloid/Melodie (France), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A debut album of bold modern roots from little known but deeply deserving Pablo Gad. Gad comes correct with this self produced set of mighty UK roots, choice material that's been tough to find for years, in spite of multiple issues on Burning Sounds, Celluloid and Reggae Sound. 10 tracks in all, including "Blood Suckers", "Visions Of Pablo", "Trodding On Home", "Natty Loving (discomix)", "Jailhouse Pressure", "Trafalgar Square", "True I De A Jail (discomix)", "What Makes A Natty Dread Cry (discomix)", "Riddle I Dis" and "Blood Suckers Dub". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pablo GadHard Times ... CD
Soul Village (France), 1980. Used ... $9.99
Essential British reggae from the underrated foundation singer Pablo Gad. Gad's deep modern roots approach was born in the first wave of excellent British reggae, and this classic album haslanguished in out of print obscurity for too long. Unrelenting conscious lyrics delivered soulfully over crisp rhythms that manage to tread the line between a raw groove and well produced polish. 12 tracks ina ll, including "Hard Times", "Black Before Creation", "Crisis", "Reggae Music", "Sad Mistake", "Oh Jah", "Tougher Than The World", "Gun Fever", "Throw Your Dreams", "Lighter Shade Of Black" and "Iration". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Marek Alaszewski/Klanlaszewski/KlanChmura Nad Miastem – 1972 to 1994 Lost & Found Recordings ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
A string of obscure work from Polish singer/songwriter Marek Alaszewski – best known for his contributions to the legendary hard rock group Klan – but heard here in a variety of different settings! Some of the music here feels like Klan, but other tracks are maybe more personal too – still with some hard rock elements in the mix, but maybe more towards the ballad style – although with styles that change a bit over the scope of the many years in the set – and as with other titles on the Gad label, there's notes in both English and Polish – which really helps you get a handle on the interesting and obscure music. Titles include "Chmura Nad Miastem", "Tryptk", "Should Be", "Shut Up", "Ostatnie Przeswity Pamiecei", and "Kawiarz". CD

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DzambleKazdy Marzy Kazdy Sni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Dzamble may not be a household name, but they're a tight fusion group from late 70s Poland – and one who also seem to have an ear for the best side of the AOR scene too! The group work here with a style that's nicely sharp, but never too smooth – tight, but fluid enough to let all the jazz currents come through in the music – especially the keyboards and tenor – while also making room for Polish language vocals on about half the album's tracks, delivered by a singer who's got a raspy style that's a nice contrast to the instrumentation. If you dig rare AOR or yacht rock, the set's a great illustration of the way those modes could flourish even in the farthest of scenes – and if you like tight 70s fusion, you'll also find something to love here too. Titles include "Przed Dniem", "Rzeko Plyn Szeroko", "Jak Zmienic Swiat", "Bezsennosc We Dwoje", and "Jeszcze W Sercu Radosc" – plus remakes of "Lady Love" and "Just The Way You Are". CD

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Zbigniew GornySoundtracks ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent sounds from Zbigniew Gorny – a Polish composer who worked in the soundtrack field for just over a decade, but made some wonderful music during that time! Gorny's big decade was the 80s, but his sounds here have a depth that's different than most American and European material from the period – as he seems to revel more in some of the cool Italian modes of the previous decade, and also echo some of the more interesting French soundtrack artists too – using styles that are still strongly electric, but which maybe have more warmth than some of the colder, stiffer film work of the generation. As the 90s approach, Gorny seems to embrace keyboards even more – yet still manages to create a depth that might come from a much larger ensemble – as you'll hear in this collection that features a total of 45 tracks, from films that include Okno, Magiczne Ognie, Karate Po Polsku, Prywatne Sledztwo, Zabid Na Koncu, Femia, Sam Posrod Swioch, and Trzy Dni Bez Wyroku. CD

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Mikolaj HertelDzwieki Dalekiego Swiata (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. Used ... $2.99
80s keyboards sparkle and glisten wonderfully here – a mix of Roland, Yamaha, and Korg keyboards – all played by Mikolaj Hertel in a few very cool suites of instrumental tunes! The music is maybe an extension of 70s electronic sound library modes, but also colored with some of the tunefulness that you'd find in more conventional 80s electronic sounds in pop, soul, and soundtracks – gentle lyricism that's never too overdone or commercial, but which keeps things plenty tuneful throughout, and makes the album at lot more interesting than some more new age-styled keyboard sessions of the time. The album features three longer thematic suites – "Zaczarowane Ogrody", "Koekcja Lalki Barbie", and "Dzwieki Dalekiego Swiata" – divided into shorter tunes – and the set also features 5 more bonus tracks too. CD

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Jazz QPozorovatelna – The Watch Tower (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
The legendary debut album from Czech combo Jazz Q – a fusion classic that was so strong, it managed to break the group out from behind the Iron Curtain at the time! There's certainly a lot of rock-inspired instrumentation in the mix – including drums that are completely massive and very strong guitar solos – but there's also plenty of excellent Fender Rhodes from Martin Kratochvil, which ring out in beautiful currents, and really warm things up in the right sort of way! The album's one of those gems from a European jazz generation who were equally inspired by prog of the period and by soul jazz styles from the decade before – modes that come together beautifully on the long tracks "Trifid", "Kartago", "Pori 72", "Pozorovatelna", and "Klobosove Hody". This 2CD version adds in lots of bonus tracks, many unreleased – a 1971 studio session that features the tracks "Walter L", "Percenta Pro Hnizdovku", Pozorovatelna", and "Kartago" – plus radio tracks "Bylo Je A Bude" and "Epilog", and live versions of "Pori 72" and "Slez". CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and maybe has an even more eerie sort of vibe, given the mix of sweetness and dark that comes across – as some themes feel a bit redemptive, but others have a very moody sort of approach! The whole thing almost reminds us of an 80s variation of the same territory as the Peau D'Ane soundtrack by Michel Legrand – and the music also features some straighter electric piano, guitar, and orchestrations alongside a Yamaha keyboard. Titles include "Laser Golaraza", "Wilki Zdobywaja Zamek", "Inwazja Wilkolakow", "Zaklad Golarza Filipa", "Lustro", and "Leckcja Pryzrody". LP, Vinyl record album

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OrmDiscofil (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. Used ... $14.99
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from keyboardist Peter Orm on many cuts – but the approach is relatively stripped-down and lean, less American disco than that moment when some of the European groups who might have once been prog shortened their songs, upped the rhythms, and allowed for lots of nice keyboard elements – ala the Italian groups in the Cosmic scene! Peter's partner in the group is Pavel Orm, who handles guitars and bass – and titles include "Magic Fly", "Chime Course", "Further & More", "Chess King", "Weekend", "Winding Off The Tape", "Boomerang", and "It's Only Moon Of Know Of Us". CD features bonus tracks – single versions of "Boomerang", "Fany & Any", "Carousel", and "Magic Fly". CD

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Zygmunt WicharyTalizman ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense than most American trad recorded during the same period – maybe this urgency to get the message across, or just the kind of outside presence that graced some of the American jazz world in its early years. The group also features Piotr Kott on cornet, Bruno Buczek on trombone, Bronislaw Gesikowski on guitar, and Miroslaw Wojcik on clarinet – and there's also a female singer on a few tracks too. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Struttin With Some Barbecue", "Miala Baba Koguta", "Diana", "Piano Blues", "Memphis Blues", "Talizman", "Tema Jazzowy", "Parafraza Na Tematy Z Opery Bizeta", "Fokstrot", and "Czarna Kawa". CD
Also available Zygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP 22.99

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Zygmunt WicharyZygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense than most American trad recorded during the same period – maybe this urgency to get the message across, or just the kind of outside presence that graced some of the American jazz world in its early years. The group also features Piotr Kott on cornet, Bruno Buczek on trombone, Bronislaw Gesikowski on guitar, and Miroslaw Wojcik on clarinet – and there's also a female singer on a few tracks too. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Struttin With Some Barbecue", "Miala Baba Koguta", and "Czarna Kawa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Talizman ... CD 16.99

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the PRiTV orchestra with all these unusual tonal colors and shadings – almost with the sorts of sophistication that someone like Jack Jones or Vic Damone might have been using at the end of the 60s, yet still graced with plenty of Jerzy's own cool touches too – including some of his work on vibes! Titles include "Basia Basia Basia", "Ballad O Jasiu I Malgosi", "Ctery Sciany", "A Gdyby Tak Robinsonem", "Kiedy O Mnie Zapomnisz", and "Dziekczynienie". CD

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✨✧ Chorus & Disco CompanyDolina Diamentow – Antologia 1978 (Swiatla Dyskoteki/Discoland) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring disco grooves from behind the Iron Curtain – proof that the sound of Studio 54 was touching all corners of the globe in the 70s! The disco here isn't really the familiar sort, though – as the music was recorded by a studio project – a bit like sound library funk from Italy and France, with a core funk instrumental approach at the heart of the tracks – sped up with bits of strings, fast percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The sound is almost a bit like some of the cool German easy material of the period – particularly that of their own sound library world – almost an echo of popular Euro disco styles, but never with a need to hit the charts – and usually instrumental. CD Features all the material from two albums issued by Polskie Nagrania – Swiatla Dyskoteki and Discoland – and titles include "Mr Verdi", "Bongo Boy", "Argentina", "Boogie Moogie", "Safari", "Oczy Czarne", "Discoland", "Zeppelin", "Aviator", "Monsun", and "Alfred Wsrod Ptakow". CD

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✨✧ OrmTropic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool electro pop from Czechoslovakia – material recorded by a group who'd done some disco tunes in the 70s, but who here work more in an 80s electronic style! The tunes are often all electric, with rhythms from drum machines, and a wide variety of spacey keys – and the group mix together uptempo, catchy cuts with some moodier, darker ones – almost a bit like some of the German electronic pop of the period, but with a more stripped-down, keyboard heavy sound. These guys are a lot warmer than any cold wave material of the time, but have a similar appeal if you like that work – especially on the instrumental tracks which seem to dominate the record. Titles include "Nippon", "The Monkey Serenade", "Weekend Is Beginning", "Rilay Sheila", and "Disillusionment". Features bonus tracks – single mixes of "My Champion" and "Weekend Is Beginning" – plus "Mefisto" and "I Can't Sleep". CD

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✨✧ Swiadectwo DojrzalosciHulaj Dusza ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer fusion combo from the Polish scene of the 70s – one who seem to take strong inspiration from Weather Report in their sound, and who also feature a very strong bassist in the lead! Wojciech Bruslik is at the helm here on electric bass – often more structured than Jaco Pastorius, but sharing a similar force in the group – and able to both hold things tight in the rhythm department, and encourage the other members to take flight in these very vivid solos. The music's never too jamming – like some of the Euro rock/fusion outfits of the time – and also has some soulful currents, but without being like some of the American soul fusion. The lineup features Fender Rhodes, guitar, drums, and alto and soprano sax – and the set features both a rare radio session, and an additional live performance – both from 1977. Titles include "Blotnik", "Hulaz Dusza", "Zlota Raczka", "Swiatynia Dumania", and "Ladaco". CD

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✨✧ PSIHorizonte ... CD
Bellaphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Psi – a hip 70s German group who were partly fusion, partly prog – in that special sort of blend shared by a rare few contemporaries – such as Embryo, Perigeo, or Zzebra! As with all three of those groups, the musicians here are clearly schooled in jazz, but also really want to open up in some of the freedoms explored by the long-haired younger generation – not in an avant way, but in a style that mixes some funky currents in the rhythms with more freewheeling solos and the occasional jamming passage – served up by a quintet lineup that includes loads of wonderful keyboards, plus tenor, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion! There's no vocals at all on the record – no need, as the instruments speak volumes – and titles include "Elektrische Kall Heinzje", "Horizonte", "Under Der Schurze Liegt Die Wurze", and "Bettgerausche". CD

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✨✧ Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD

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✨✧ Wladyslaw KomendarekFruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track) ... CD
Inter Sonus/GAD (Poland), 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The album's a sound library set overall – but most tunes are pretty discreet numbers, and have a mostly instrumental, melodic approach that makes them almost feel like electro pop – and mostly from a time that might be more early 80s than you'd guess from the date of the recording. Maybe that fact has to do with the nature of the Polish scene at the time – or maybe it's just that Wladyslaw Komendarek, before most of us, decided that the styles of the 80s were pretty great, and he was out to preserve them. There's a few vocals here, but most of the tunes are carried by the keyboards – and titles include "Piramida", "Czwarty Test"," Modlitwa", "Anielski Lot", "Odrodzenie", "WZ", and "Hymn Nieznanych Istot". CD also features a bonus 17 minute track – "Podziemne Miasto". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousDon't Call Us Immigrants ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Misty, Lion Youth, Black Slate, Tabby Cat Kelly, Reggae Regular, Trevor Hartley, African Brothers, Matumbi, Pablo Gad, Steel Pulse, Aswad & African Stone. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic ForceRenegades Of Funk (vocal, inst, renegade chant) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
What can we say? The Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force classic follow up to "Planet Rock." The "Renegade Chant" version features the Zulu chants plus additional vocals. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Norberto BaldaufRitmos Da Madrugada No 3 ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Moody grooves, with a vibe that's almost more like small combo Latin at times – echoey piano, guitar, percussion, and accordion – mostly instrumental, with occasional vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing!)

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Paulinho Da Viola & Elton MedeirosSamba Na Madrugada (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RGE/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Spare and jazzy samba work from the team of Paulinho Da Viola and Elton Medeiros – a beautiful illustration of the genre at its simple best – carried off with no pretension and a wonderful sense of grace! Instrumentation is heavy on acoustic guitar and percussion – and also includes bits of flute or trombone – all used lightly, but to provide some jazzier inflections over the top of the vocals – in a way that keeps the tunes dancing along lightly and beautifully. Elton and Paulinho alternate vocals from track to track – and sometimes do so on the same tracks, but in medley-styled format. Titles include "14 Anos", "Arvoredo", "Sofreguidao", "Perfeito Amor", "Minha Confissao", "Depois De Tanto Amor", and "Samba Original". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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George DelgadoMi Ritomo Llego ... CD
Rumba Jams, 2004. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Junior DelgadoSons Of Slaves – Rebel Anthems From A Roots Legend ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve GaddGaddabout ... LP
Electric Bird (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet little album from drummer Steve Gadd – one that will more than make you forgive the title's wordplay on his last name! Steve's drums give the record a nice sort of punch that's sometimes missing from 80s fusion of this nature – a rhythm approach that still has the spontaneous energy of acoustic drums, when so many other fusion dates were using drum programs – great grounding from Gadd, which really helps give the right sort of direction to instrumentation from Richard Tee on keyboards, George Young on tenor and soprano sax, Lew Soloff on trumpet, and Ronnie Cuber on baritone. David Matthews arranged, but the overall vibe is looser than some of his records of the time – and titles include "The Duke", "Montauk Moon", "Gaddabout", "My Little Brother", and "Lucky 13". LP, Vinyl record album
(With insert.)

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Bob GaddyRip & Run ... LP
Old Town/Ace (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
One of the more obscure artists to record for the Old Town label – mostly known for its group soul and rock – the excellent Bob Gaddy, a bluesy singer and pianist! This might be the only full collection we've seen of Bob's work – nicely done by Ace Records. LP, Vinyl record album

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House BrigadeMadd Cry (KD's b-boy mix, 5-oh beats, hardcore house, slam da dubb) ... 12-inch
Lumar, 1991. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jamal SkiAfrican Border (Marcus Garvey mix, Daddy Malski mix, Skeffington, M Garvey inst)/Put It On (Pure Braggadap)(Lick Shot mix, acapella) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
"Put It On (Pure Braggadap)" features Rocker T and Mr.Live. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different than most Afro Funk albums in recent years – with an unbridled style that's clearly driven by the energy of KOG, whose expressions really have things leaping out on most tracks right from the start – then keep things warm all the way through. Titles include "For My Money", "Medowo", "Imela", "Agoro", "Mona Lisa", "Transmission", "Mad Up", "Dr Mensa", "Sahara", and "Suro Nipa". CD

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Dora LopesNos Dois Sabemos/Samba Da Madrugada ... 78 RPM
Copacabana (Brazil), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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MegadethKilling Is My Business & Business Is Good ... CD
Combat Boots, 1985. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Baby", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Halleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". CD

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Roberto Pregadio/Romano MussoliniSatanik (picture disc) ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1967. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A wonderful soundtrack penned by the team of Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini, who teamed up a few years before on the classic Kriminal! The style here is even more open and creative than before – sometimes straight jazz, in a mode that rivals the best American soundtracks of its type from the mid 60s – but at other times, the styles get a bit weirder – often thanks to a thin-sounding guitar that kind of wiggles and wobbles into the mix, shaking things up with a mod sort of edge. Other solo instrumentation includes trumpet, flute, accordion, and piano – the latter of which is played by either Mussolini or Pregadio – and the pic disc version features a total of 20 tracks from the film, pressed on very groovy-looking vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael WhalenMichael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Michael Whalen plays a range of keyboards here with the Fire Brigade – a crack fusion ensemble with a hard-jamming style that takes us back to some of the bigger electric jazz albums of the 70s! Whalen's in the lead on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, and other keys – and the group's got some might strong drums on most numbers, which match up with the intense guitar work from Glenn Alexander, Jon Durant, and Frank DeBretti, and a mixture of saxes and flute from Bob Magnuson. Tunes are all originals by Whalen – and titles include "Code 10 80", "Duck Walk", "Flabbergasted", "Slippery Slope", "Gringo Suave", "Benny's Brooklyn Blues", and "A Childish Dream". CD

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VariousSongs Of The Lincoln & International Brigades ... LP
Stinson, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Yo Yo MaObrigado Brazil ... CD
Sony, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ways that bring out all their most unusual elements, while still holding onto the strong groove at the bottom! Half the set features work by the Sharero Band – a really great group who have a wicked way with an organ line, so that the instrument has all these sharp edges and odd tunings – which create a cool exotic vibe over the more forward-moving grooves – on titles that include "Sharero", "Caashooy", and "Yaan Cuskanaa". The set features more music from Magool – a group with instrumentation that's maybe more Eastern, in ways that reflect the Islamic culture in Mogadishu, but the tracks also have a strongly percussive vibe too – which makes for a nice match alongside the vocals, on titles "Waly Sita" and "Shimbir Yohou". Last up is a track from guitarist Ahmed Rabsha and Hibbo Nuura – great vocal interplay with a lively vibe, on the striking "Bohol You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Capital DReturn Of The Renegade EP ... LP
All Natural, 2007. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A vinyl sampler EP of highlights from Cap D's Return Of The Renegade – possibly the most pointed and rugged work we've heard from D – one of the deeper thinkers on the scene to say the least! All Natural, both the core duo and the Family Tree related releases on the All Natural label, aren't afraid to rely on a varied approach on any given full length – from a soulful style, to a freer Native Tongues sense of adventure, to a more rolicking straight up boom bap – the latter being the overall feel of this particular gem. We've never been let down by an All Natural, Inc release – and Cap D's Return Of The Renegade is on par with the best of them! Tracks include "The Answer" (voc & inst) featuring One Be Lo, "Blow" (voc & inst), "Bright Lights" (voc & inst), and "Rock Me" (voc & inst). LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Isaac DelgadoLa Primera Noche ... CD
Caribe (Panama), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Francis HimeChoro Rasgado ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records in years from Brazilian songwriter Francis Hime! Hime's singing and playing piano on the album – in a set of warm jazzy arrangements, produced with a rich style that brings out all the complexity in Hime's work. The feel here is similar to recent work by Moacir Santos – in that it's got a presentation that's somewhat classic, handled with a style that opens up the songs in surprising and delightful ways. Titles include "Maracana", "Gente Carioca", "Choro Rasgado", "Flor No Lago", "Duas Faces", "Velho Moinho", "Luz Da Manha", and "Soneto A Quatro Maos". CD

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✨✧ Mauricio SilvaLegado De La Salsa Venezolana Vol 1 – Donde Comienza El Sabor ... CD
Sonografica (Venezuela), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different than most Afro Funk albums in recent years – with an unbridled style that's clearly driven by the energy of KOG, whose expressions really have things leaping out on most tracks right from the start – then keep things warm all the way through. Titles include "For My Money", "Medowo", "Imela", "Agoro", "Mona Lisa", "Transmission", "Mad Up", "Dr Mensa", "Sahara", and "Suro Nipa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Renegade ForceRenegade Force EP (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Heavenly Star/Snow Dog, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from the Heavenly Star side of the P&P Records universe – instrumental cuts, but with a decidedly old school vibe – as if they were recorded by some funk band that had been jamming between DJ sets in the South Bronx! There's some cool spooky touches around the edges – almost like what Martin Hannett did for ESG on their early work – and titles include "Clocking Rocking", "Gangs & Thangs", "School Disco", "Outlaw", "Renegade Theme", and "Downtown Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob BargadBetter Times ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1992/1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". CD
(Booklet has some sticker residue.)

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✨✧ Roberto Pregadio/Romano MussoliniKriminal (picture disc) ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little soundtrack that's every bit as groovy as its cover – a great blend of 60s mod and Italian jazz, all in support of the skeleton-costumed master thief Kriminal! This set represents the first full length presentation of the film's soundtrack – a long-overdue masterpiece that steps off the jazzier modes used in Italian films of the early 60s, touched by some of the more dynamic production and arrangement styles that were creeping in later in the decade – all served up over short, sweet tracks that dance with delight and drama throughout! There's even a bit of the British and American spy modes of the time creeping into the mix – no doubt a way of highlighting the "international crime" reputation of lead character Kriminal. Pic disc version features a total of 29 tracks from the film – pressed on very cool looking vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les Baxter And OthersWild Stereo Drums ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Compilation of Capitol artists doing material designed to show off rhythmic stereo patterns. Les Baxter does a couple exotica things, and Dick Harrell delivers two cool rockin' drum tracks. There's a total of 9 tracks in all, including "Bangkok Beat", "Blue Rhumba" and "Bongo Bash" by Pepe Dominguin, "Rocket Racket" and "Drivin' Around The Block" by Dick Harrell, "Uncle Tom Tom" and "Ting Ting Ting" by Les Baxter, "Drummer Boys" by Felix Slatkin & The Drum Brigade and "Tri Fi Drums" by Stan Levy, Alvin Stoller and Irv Cottler with the Billy Mays Orchestra. Powerful Percussion! Dramatic Stereo! Exciting Variety! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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Angela BofillAngie/Angel Of The Night ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of soulful gems! Angie is Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper territory that were still pulling strongly on her work for this mainstream set – a sound that runs deeper than you might expect for such a commercially successful record, and which has really kept it alive for years. Part of the strength of the set is the jazzy backings given the music – arranged by Dave Grusin, and carried off by himself on keyboards, with other players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Dave Valentin on reeds, Steve Gadd on drums, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion. There's a warmly glowing feel to the record that's neither slick or commercial – and titles include "Children Of The World United", "Summer Days", "Rough Times", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "The Only Thing I Would Wish For". Angel Of The Night is sweet jazzy soul from Angie Bofil – recorded in 1979 with Dave Grusin, who gives the album a smooth edge that really works perfectly with her vocals! The set's a perfect blend of the more soulful elements in the fusion scene of the late 70s, combined with Angie's warm vocal style and some excellent songwriting. Titles include "I Try", "Angel Of The Night", "What I Wouldn't Do", "Rainbow Child", "The Voyage", and a great cover of "People Make The World Go Round". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Busta RhymesIt Ain't Safe No More ... CD
J Records, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Busta turns in what is essentially a mix of all his styles from the last several years for his hit-and-miss sixth solo album. Ghetto party bumpers, paranoid Extinction Level Event style rants, and sexual braggadocio abound, with great electric beats by the Neptunes saving the day as usual. 18 tracks including "Make It Clap", "What Do You Do When You're Branded", "Call The Ambulance", "Turn Me Up Some", and appearances by Sean Paul, Spliff Star, Meka, Mariah Carey, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Beth CarvalhoNo Pagode ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Titles include "Coisinha Do Pai", "Senhora Rezadeira", "Meu Sexto Sentido", "Xo Gafanhoto", "Andaca", "Obrigada Pelas Flores", and "Beija Flor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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D-NiceCall Me D Nice ... CD
BMG, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Boogie Down Productions DJ D-Nice steps out masterfully on Call Me D-Nice – his first solo album and solid dawn of the 90s hip hop album that stands up strongly today! D-Nice doesn't attempt to carry the socio-political tone of BDP or KRS-One for the most part – "Glory" being the notable exception. Funky braggadocio is the order of the day, with raw, blueprint beats and production by D-Nice himself, naturally. Includes "Crumbs On The Table", "Call Me D Nice", "The TR808 Is Coming", "It's All About Me" and "And You Don't Stop". CD
(Out of print.)

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Raul De SouzaBlue Voyage ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A great jazz album from Brazilian trombonist Raul De Souza – a musician who's got a long legacy of records from the bossa years onwards, including some key 70s fusion sides as well! Here, Raul's in a relatively intimate setting – working in a quartet with piano, bass, and drums – and mostly taking all the solos in the lead, over a set of really beautiful original compositions that make for a nicely fresh chapter in his catalog! The record's got a relatively unassuming approach – gone are the fuller, funkier arrangements of his bigger years – and there's a nice focus on Raul's sense of phrasing and timing, on titles that include "Blue Voyage", "St Martin", "Vila Mariana", "Primavera Em Paris", "Chegada", "To My Brother Sonny", and "Night In Bangalore". CD

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Al Di MeolaCasino ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Casino has a smaller, tighter lineup than some of Al DiMeola's other records of the time, but the overall sound is still pretty far-reaching – thanks to a mix of keyboards from Barry Miles, and a blistering array of acoustic and electric guitars from Al himself! Steve Gadd propels the group with some very heavy drums, and Anthony Jackson plays bass – on titles that include "Egyptian Danza", "Chasin The Voodoo", "Senor Mouse", "Casino", and "Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
A set that features DiMeola moving into some very dynamic territory – jamming out heavy on a mix of electric and acoustic guitars, with additional help from Paco DeLucia on acoustic at points. The instrumentation also features heavy electric piano from Jan Hammer, other keyboards from Barry Miles, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from Steve Gadd and Lenny White – all fusion powerhouse players who really take over the groove at times, but still leave enough room on the record for some gentler sounds from Paco and Al. Titles include "Elegant Gypsy Suite", "Flight Over Rio", "Midnight Tango", and "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Farley Jackmaster FunkResurrection EP ... 12-inch
Renegade, 1996. Very Good ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joe FarrellUpon This Rock ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Massive music from funky reedman Joe Farrell – quite possibly our favorite of his legendary 70s run for CTI – and that's saying a lot, given how great those records are! There's a lean, edgey groove to the set that's totally great – a lot more bite than usual for CTI, thanks to these wonderfully angular lines from Joe on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – backed up with some wicked guitar work from Joe Beck, who really matches Farrell's energy – in a core quartet with Herb Bushler on bass and Jim Madison on drums. One cut features a guest group – with Herbie Hancock on piano, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – and the album includes the massively break-heavy title cut "Upon This Rock", plus "Seven Seas", "I Won't Be Back", and "Weathervane". LP, Vinyl record album
(With CTI inner sleeve.)

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, as if the cuts were being recorded somewhere out in Brooklyn, by a sweet trio of younger singers who sound wonderful in French – phrasing the lyrics in ways that make the pacing of the music very different than if the work were in English. The rhythms are nice and lean, too – cascading forward nicely on tracks that that include "Gade", "Pou Lanmou", "Mwen Ke Rive", "Las Pale", "Mwen Pe Ke Pe", and "La Guadeloupe". LP, Vinyl record album

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David FriesenStar Dance ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the more compelling sessions from the left side of the Inner City jazz label of the 70s – work that's partly fusion, but with plenty of aspects that push it far from the mainstream! Leader David Friesen plays acoustic bass on the set, but he's in a group with John Stowell on electric guitar, and the mighty Steve Gadd on drums – whose propulsive approach really drives the sound of the record strongly on some of the group numbers. Reedman Paul McCandless plays oboe and English horn, both unusual choices, but instruments that work well here – with an angularity that matches soprano sax usage in fusion during the 70s, although a bit warmer at times. Tracks are somewhat short, and include some really compelling solo numbers – recorded with a wonderfully round, soulful sound. Titles include "Winter's Fall", "Duet & Dialogue", "Mountain Streams", "A Little Child's Poem", "1 Rue Brey", "Star Dance", and "Children Of The Kingdom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Dave GrusinOut Of The Shadows ... LP
GRP, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Dave Grusin's definitely out of the shadows here – after years of session work, soundtrack music, and other arrangements – finally beginning to shine in the limelight as a jazz musician on his own! The set's got a nice sort of vibe – not the too-smooth later sound of the GRP label, and instead this nice balance of electric keyboards and acoustic piano – delivered with help from key contemporaries who include Lee Ritenour on guitar and Steve Gadd on drums! Production is nicely understated – and titles include the mellow stepper "Serengeti Walk", plus "Last Train To Paradiso", "She Could Be Mine", "Crystal Morning", "Hokkaido", and "Sweetwater Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jim HallConcierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
3 great CTI records from Jim Hall – including work with Art Farmer, Chet Baker & Hubert Laws – in a great 2CD set! Concierto is one Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues" and 5 bonus tracks including "Rock Skippin'", "Unfinished Business" plus a few alternate takes of album tracks. Big Blues is sweet and subtle genius from Art Farmer and Jim Hall – in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". Studio Trieste is great later date with Chet Baker & Hubert Laws! The session's a larger group effort headed up by Don Sebesky, and featuring key solos by Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Hubert Laws – all of whom get plenty of room to do their thing on the album's longer tracks! Other players include Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Jorge Dalto, George Mraz, and Steve Gadd – plus bit of added percussion – and although the group is large, the overall sound is relatively lean – spacious and airy, in keeping with Baker's best moments on records like these, and always sensitive enough to let Hall's gentle work on the strings of his guitar shine through nicely! Titles include "Malaguena", "Django", "Swan Lake", and "All Blues". CD

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Terumasa HinoTerumasa Hino – The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the entire best of Japanese trumpet giant Terumasa Hino – but a sweet little set that brings together late 70s material from his electric run on the Flying Disk label! Hino was always a surprisingly versatile trumpeter – and although he spent the earlier part of the 70s doing more spiritual sessions, his late 70s output was equally great – but in a tighter, more soulful fusion mode! The shift is a bit like that of Freddie Hubbard – and like Hubbard, Hino was able to keep all the depth of his earlier work when making a shift to more electric modes. A number of these tracks also feature contributions from American jazz players – including fusion heavyweights Dave Liebman, Leon Pendarvis, David Spinozza, John Tropea, and Steve Gadd – and the tracks have a nice blend of jazz and R&B styles, handled with the perfection of the Japanese fusion scene of the time. Titles include "Samba De La Cruz", "Still Be Bop", "City Connection", "Antigua Boy", "Gently", and "Sty In My Waking Heart". CD includes bonus tracks – single versions of "Sweeter & Sweeter","Antigua Boy", and "City Connection". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyHeavy ... LP
Atco, 1968. Good+ ... $1.99
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing.)

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Kimiko ItohFollow Me ... CD
Sony, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Sweet vocals in a spare setting – sung in English by Japanese vocalist Kimiko Itoh, and recorded in New York with arrangements by Richard Tee and Steve Gadd! Given their presence, there's a distinctly 70s feel to the album, despite the date of the session – and most numbers move gently along with Fender Rhodes from Tee, drums from Gadd, bass from Eddie Gomez, and some occasional strings to sweeten things up. The Rhodes behind Itoh's vocals really sounds great – and titles include "Intimate Strangers", "So Foolish Is Love", "He's Gone", "If I Loved You", "Second Chance", "Meet Me On The Moon", and "Follow Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie & RoyWilder Alias ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CTI players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – all working with arrangements from Roy that are every bit as hip as the Don Sebesky treatments they previously got on CTI. The tracks are all longish, with plenty of room for complex vocals and great interaction with the instruments – and the titles are all originals, sounding really great and creative! Titles include "Good & Rich", "The Way We Are", "Waltz For Dana", "Niki's Song", and "A Wilder Alias". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bob James & David SanbornQuartette Humaine ... CD
Okeh, 2013. Used ... $2.99
Acoustic sounds from two players who made their mark during the fusion generation – and a wonderful illustration that at their core, both Bob James and David Sanborn are pretty darn great jazz musicians! The album's got a laidback vibe that's wonderful – these flowing lines on acoustic piano from James, mixed with Sanborn's well-blown alto and soprano sax solos – moving with this mellow groove that's never sleepy, and certainly never cheesy in a commercial way – just a great late night sort of mode with a surprisingly classic feel. The quartet also features Steve Gadd on drums and James Genus on bass – both working at a well-matched pace with the leaders – and titles include "Geste Humain", "You Better Not Go To College", "Maputo", "Deep In The Weeds", and "Genevieve". CD

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Jo JonesDrums By Jo Jones – The Historic & Legendary Jazz Drumming Sessions ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Some of the coolest recordings ever made by the legendary Jo Jones – two albums that were initially presented almost as jazz instruction material, but which more than stand strongly on their own as solo drum session! Jones is already a well-known force in jazz – but hearing him like this, you'll be even more surprised at his talents – as the recordings not only feature Jo working through a huge amount of rhythms and changes, but also performing tributes to some of his favorite jazz drummers in the second half of the set! Many numbers feature spoken introductions by Jones, and the whole thing almost feels like some intimate session – but the strength of his performance is tremendous, and the lack of other instruments really let you hear that amazing way that Jo had of working all over the space of the drum kit. Titles include "Latin Rhythms", "Drum Solo No 1", "Basics Gadgets Effects", "Baby Dodds", "Making Changes", "Colours", "Chick Webb", "Baby Lovett", "Walter Johnson", "Sonny Greer", "Unnamed Drummer From St Louis", and "Rim Shots/Tom Tom". CD

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Juice People Unlimited/Rudy Ray MooreDisco Godfather (2019 Record Store Release) ... LP
Strange Disc, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the rarest albums of the 70s to bear the name of Rudy Ray Moore – even though the raunchy comedian only starred in the film, and didn't create the music! Instead, the grooves here were handled by the obscure Juice People Unlimited – a clubby combo who've got just the right talents for the setting in the title – and whose lineup includes drums from the great James Gadson, and guitar by Paul Jackson Jr! These guys are top-level studio cats, working in a slightly looser setting – which has them spinning out four long funk tracks, all at a length that must have been cut down and edited to heck in the film. Most vocals have a funk-styled chorus mode – but the set does include one straighter funky soul cut, "I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye" – alongside "Spaced Out", "Disco Godfather", and "Shermanizing/One Way Ticket To Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release! Limited edition of 1000.)

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway. Titlesinclude "Don't Escape", "You Go Go You Go Home", "Wrong Curfew Walk", "Our Heritage (Sengadebon)", "Take The Guitar Out", "Boys Town", "Deadea (edit)", and "Mali Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning ... LP
CTI, 1974. Very Good- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past the electric funky jazz that was the usual manner of the label. The set features backing by a range of different keyboardists – from Bob James, to Clare Fisher, to Richard Tee – plus tenor by Ronnie Laws, percussion by Airto, drums by Steve Gadd, and guitar by Gene Bertonicini. All tracks are long, and the material spans funk, jazz, and even a bit of classically influenced playing. Titles include "Mean Lene", "Restoration", "Moment's Notice", and "Reconciliation", and "In The Beginning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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Hubert LawsMorning Star/Carnegie Hall/Chicago Theme ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of CTI classics from reedman Hubert Laws! First up is Morning Star – one of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and sophistication that really made CTI a groundbreaking label at this point – and which made it a perfect place for a hip artist like Hubert to really hit his stride! And in fact, Laws may not have ever hit this height again – as even though later albums are all still pretty great, and plenty soulful, this set's got an extra something special that we never tire of hearing! Titles include "No More", "Morning Star", "Let Her Go", and "What Do You Think Of This World Now?". The next album features maybe some of the coolest music ever recorded at Carnegie Hall – a wonderful venue that's perfect for the blend of soul and space of the CTI Records years of Hubert Laws! Laws' lead lines on flute really stretch out beautifully in the setting – given ample room to roam amidst a lineup that features Dave Friedman on vibes, Ron Carter on bass, and Bob James on piano and electric piano – all on tracks that have the same open, breathy quality as Hubert's sublime Afro Classic album. Like that set, there's a subtle dose of funk in the mix, but more focus on an airier mode up top – stretched out beautifully over a medley of Chick Corea's "Windows" and "Fire & Rain" – and on a 20 minute take of "Passacaglia In C Minor". Chicago Theme is one of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who come together beautifully, almost in the style of a funky 70s cop show soundtrack! James plays keyboards, and other players include George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Ron Carter – on titles that include James' own "Chicago Theme", a great cover of "Midnight At The Oasis" with wonderful drums from Steve Gadd, who also kicks it nice and large on Laws' own "I Had A Dream". Other tracks include "Going Home", "I Had A Dream", and "Inflation Chaser". CD

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Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A split CTI package – with a record apiece by Hubert Laws and George Benson! Hubert Laws is first with In The Beginning – moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past the electric funky jazz that was the usual manner of the label. The set features backing by a range of different keyboardists – from Bob James, to Clare Fisher, to Richard Tee – plus tenor by Ronnie Laws, percussion by Airto, drums by Steve Gadd, and guitar by Gene Bertonicini. All tracks are long, and the material spans funk, jazz, and even a bit of classically influenced playing. Titles include "Mean Lene", "Restoration", "Moment's Notice", and "Reconciliation", and "In The Beginning". Next up is George Benson In Concert Carnegie Hall – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of electric jazzy bits that's very nice! Ronnie Foster lays down some great keyboards on the set, Hubert Laws is on flute, and George himself plays a hollow body with a nice soulful tone – stretching out on some straight jazz on most cuts, but also hitting a few of his smoother notes from the mid 70s. Titles include "Sky Dive", "Take Five", "Octane", "Summertime", and "Gone". CD

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Cesar Camargo Mariano & Nelson AyresPrisma ... LP
Pointer (Brazil), 1985. Very Good ... $24.99
By the mid 80s, Mariano and Ayres were two of Brazil's greatest keyboardists – rooted in jazz, but open to a lot more ideas too! Both players had started out in a straighter jazz piano mode, but were more than willing to embrace new electronic keyboards as they were developed over the previous decade – in this album that mixes warmer jazzy moments with a real love of 80s styles too. Titles include "Capoeira", "April Child", and "Frevo Rasgado" – and the set also features a Herbie Hancock "scratchin" type track called "Os Breakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, and cool lenticular cover design – with attached 3D rainbow!)

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Motown SoundsSpace Dance ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
Sort of a disco effort from Motown, featuring a group led by keyboardist Michael L. Smith, and featuring David T. Walker, Sonny Burke, James Gadson, Lee Ritenour, and Roland Bautista. The tracks are long dancefloor cuts, with a bit of a space disco sound, and titles like "Space Dance", "Groove Time", "You Don't Like To Party (Like I Do)", and "Rich Love, Poor Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos Valle and some of his contemporaries were hitting – as the quartet work with fantastic arrangements from Edu Lobo and Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – in modes that are complicated and sophisticated, yet also straightforward and groovy – a perfect blend for the vocal harmonies! The album features the girls' incredible take on the Milton Nascimento song "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" – and other great tracks include "Quando O Carnaval Chegar", "Inclensa", "Cantoria", "Canto De Oba", and "Zanga Zangada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Rainbow featuring Will BoulwareCrystal Green ... LP
Inner City/East Wind, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A buttery smooth set of Japanese fusion from the 70s – featuring all-star American players like Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Cornell Dupree, Michael Brecker, and keyboardist Will Boulware. The strength of the set lies on the interplay between Boulware's work on Fender Rhodes and Arp, and Michael Brecker's tightly crafted tenor lines that nicely dot the album's lively soulful tunes – and the whole thing sparkles with the same mix of R&B and jazz that you'd expect from late 70s work by The Crusaders. Titles include "Hossan", "So True", "It Ain't No Use", "I Like It", and a smooth soulful cover of "Feel Like Makin Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis Regina in London ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British singers at the time – so the sound's a bit different than Elis' Brazilian records, too. Knight's quite sensitive to Regina's way of interpreting a tune – and he nicely follows the soaring, jazzy vibe that Roberto Menescal had given her at home. But the groove's also a bit more open and fluid too – with some slight Brit Easy touches that Really send the whole album home! Titles include a great version of "Upa Neguinho", plus "O Barquinho", "Zazueira", "Giro", "A Volta", "Corrida De Jangada", "Watch What Happens", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Mexican pressing on Philips.)

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RevelationsBleeding Edge ... CD
Decision, 2008/2009. Used ... $2.99
Funky soul from The Revelations and lead vocalist Tre Williams – a deeply soulful set that's a great mix of classic soul and funk influences, but hardly a throwback – actually quite a timeless, live band soul set! Some of the tunes feel like a modern spin on Hi Records style soul, with punchy horns, soulful guitar licks, solid drums and bass, and groovy keys – but it feels sharply of the here and now. Williams' vocals are a soulful and real, and the songs, co-written by hip hop veteran Rell Gaddis and top notch, all the way. The Revelations are the real thing! Titles include "Stay Free", "Graceful Bow", "The Truth Shall Set You Free", "Let's Straighten It Out", "How Do I Tell Them", "Because Of You", 'It's Too Late", "Remember The Last Time", "I Won't Let Go", "He's A Hustler" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom ScottIntimate Strangers ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Sweet funky jazz from the great Tom Scott – an album that's recorded a bit later than some of his beathead classics, a great one nonetheless! The style here is noticeably smoother, but never too slick or too sleepy – as Scott still really manages to bring an edge to his playing, and keeps himself surrounded by a tight assortment of fusion players that include Richard Tee on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Ralph McDonald on percussion, and Steve Gadd on drums. Gadd's drum work is especially nice – funky in all the right places, and with a snapping edge that almost creates a few breaks underneath the sweeter instrumentation on the top. Titles include the 3-part "Intimate Strangers Suite" – plus "Breezin Easy", "You're So Good To Me", "Puttin The Bite On You", and "Beautiful Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Paul SimonStill Crazy After All These Years ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some gospel touches at times, thanks to help from the Jessy Dixon Singers and Chicago Community Choir. And Paul Simon's songwriting is mostly mature – and even on the hit "50 Ways", the drums from Steve Gadd more than make up for any clunk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover and labels have a name in marker.)

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Elza SoaresNos Bracos Do Samba (1975) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Elza Soares grooves things nicely here – working in a samba mode that's relatively traditional, but which is also warmed up by arranger Ed Lincoln! Ed's backings here are different than those used on his famous organ albums of the 60s – but they've got the equal sort of soul and swing – just the right groove to bring out the best qualities of Elza's vocals, even when she's getting support from a larger chorus! The tunes are playful, and plenty compelling – and titles include "Nos Bracos Do Samba", "Lendas E Festas Das Yabas", "Primeiro Eu", "Nem Vem", "Confesso Que Chorei", "Cansanda De Esperar", and "Viagem De Jangada". CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Stardrive with Robert MasonIntergalactic Trot ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... $3.99
Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! Mason's synth work is really great – spinning and spiraling out into the cosmos, but held firmly in line with drums from Steve Gadd, percussion from Bruce Ditmas, and a range of saxes from Michael Brecker. Electronics really dominate the set – in a good way too – making the album one of the first of its kind for the era, alongside work by Patrick Gleeson and other artists who'd take this sort of thing to the nth degree! Titles include "Rushes", "Stardrive", "Everything At Once", "Intergalactic Trot", and "Want To Take You Higher". CD

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StepsSmokin' In The Pit ... LP
Better Days (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Features Michael Brecker on tenor, Mike Mainieri on vibes, Don Grolnick on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. A double-length set – with cuts that include "Young & Fine", "Soul Eyes", "Lover Man", "Tee Bag", and "Fawlty Tenors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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StuffLive Stuff ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1978. Used ... $6.99
A nice little live set from Stuff – one that's recorded in Tokyo, with a groove that's a bit more open than their better-known New York live album from a few years later! The sound's somewhat rougher than the Stuff studio sessions, but in a good way – one that shows that the combo can really jam nicely, in a blend of funky rhythms, jazzy riffing, and a few soul-inspired moments. There's also a surprising Motown element to the music too – heard in the group's "Junior Walker Medley" – which fuses "Road Runner" and "Pucker Up Buttercup" – and in their long take on "Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" – although both these tunes are quite far from Motown in their overall execution. Players include Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Steve Gadd on drums – and other cuts include "Foots", "Need Somebody", and "Love Of Mine". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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StuffStuff ... LP
Just Sunshine/Warner, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tight funky fusion from Stuff – the stellar debut by the soul jazz supergroup – filled with groovy electric keys, rubbery basslines and tightly vamping guitar! The sound is warm and groovy throughout – sophisticated funk on some tunes, and slightly looser and soulful on others – with some indelible leads in spots, but it's really more about the ensemble groove! The allstar players for this first effort features both Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, drums & percussion by Steve Gadd & Christopher Parker, bass & percussion by Gordon Edwards, and keys by Richard Tee. Titles include "Foots", "(Do You) Want Some Of This) "Sun Song", "My Sweetness", "How Long Will It Last", "Happy Farms", "Foots", and "Looking For The Juice". LP, Vinyl record album

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StyxPieces Of Eight ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Includes the seminal "Blue Collar Man" – plus "Lords Of The Ring", "Renegade", "The Message", "Sing For The Day", and "Great White Hope". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – with Tropea's guitar out front in the arrangements on most tracks, backed by keyboards, horns, and some nice use of synth, which creates some especially great spacey touches. Players include Mike Mainieri, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, and Steve Gadd – and titles include "The Funk You See Is The Funk You Do", "Can't Hide Love", "You Can't Have It All", "Southside", "Short Trip To Space", "Love's Final Moment", and "Twist Of The Wrist". CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)
Also available Short Trip To Space ... LP 7.99

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John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – with Tropea's guitar out front in the arrangements on most tracks, backed by keyboards, horns, and some nice use of synth, which creates some especially great spacey touches. Players include Mike Mainieri, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, and Steve Gadd – and titles include "The Funk You See Is The Funk You Do", "Can't Hide Love", "You Can't Have It All", "Southside", "Short Trip To Space", "Love's Final Moment", and "Twist Of The Wrist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Short Trip To Space ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ John TropeaTropea ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album from guitarist John Tropea – an ace 70s session musician, who played on countless records for other folks – and a surprisingly great leader and arranger in his own right too! Tropea's working here in a vibe that's clearly influenced by the CTI sound – smooth but funky fusion – laid down in prime studio conditions, but still nicely soulful throughout, and without any of the BS that crept into other overly-jamming or too-slick records from the time. Guitar's the lead solo instrument on the set, but the album has a lot of other strong work by players that Deodato, Steve Gadd, Rick Marotta, and Rubens Bassini – making for a very tight set that's stood up wonderfully through the years. Titles include "The Bratt", "Tambourine", "7th Heaven", "The Jingle", "Just Blue", "Muff", and "Dreams". CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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Troupe Ecole TuduOyiwane ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.99
A very young group from Agadez – as you might guess from their image on the cover – a sextet of singers who started out as a school project, but recorded their beautiful music for an album that was originally only issued on cassette! There's some very cool early currents of Tuareg guitar in the mix – kind of snakey, almost sinister lines that dip, turn, and pulse – setting up a rhythm that's balanced by the lilting voices of the singer – almost like some North African transformation of the kind of harmonies that were better known from the South African scene, but with a much rougher edge. Titles include "Oyiwa", "Medan Niger", "Tiolent", "Nikini Dada", "Bili Manane", and "Arikawat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero UmilianiTra Scienza E Fantascienza ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful sound library set from the great Piero Umiliani – and a record that's filled with some of his coolest electronics ever! The feel of the record is very much in keeping with the image on the cover – kind of sci fi, but kind of playful too – a wonderful blend of keyboards and moogy bits, often played with a cool little groove – but one that's laidback enough to recall Umiliani's best soundtrack music! Tunes are relatively short – between one and four minutes in length – but really have a great sense of variety and imagination – at a level that goes way beyond some of the overdone repetition you might find in other albums of this nature. Really great all the way through – with cuts that include "Futuristic Jam", "Killer Robot", "Soft Key", "Bric Brac", "Soundmaker Blues", "Gadget", "Danza Galattica", and "Jingle No 1". CD
(Comes in a slim jewel case.)

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✨✧ VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of elements that you'd know from American soul of the 70s – funky drums, basslines, sweet keyboards, and soulful vocals – served up alongside less familiar elements that really keep things interesting, and which makes for a hell of a compilation overall! Most of these tracks were previously issued on very limited Mr Bongo 45s – brought together here with a set list that includes "Ebony Game" by Guy Chevas, "Awake O Zion" by Elbertina Twinkie Clark, "Family Planning" by Kiru Stars, "Nao Adianta" by Leny Andrade, "Samba Maneiro" by Rosa Maria, "Obrigado Corcovado" by Tom & Dito, "Capoeira" by Joao Diaz, "Harari" by The Beaters, "Merry Go Round" by The Equatics, and "Ecology" by Anubis. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRockers All-Star Explosion ... LP
Rockers/Alligator, 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
10 tracks in all: "Jah In The Hills" and "Straight To Ethiopia" by Augustus Pablo, "What A Tribulation" by Jah Bull, "One In The Spirit" by Sister Frica, "Humble Yourself" by Asher & Trimble, "Love & Unity" by Tetrack, "Away With Fussing & Fighting" by Junior Delgado, "Freedom Sounds" by Ricky Grant, "Your Mind/Your Mind Dub" by Delroy Williams and "Black Forces" by Norris Reid. Produced by Augustus Pablo, players include Robbie Shakespeare, Michael Taylor, Junior Dan, Albert Malawi, Leroy Wallace, Tad Dawkin, Fazel Prendergas, Clayton Downey, Earl Smith, Augustus Pablo and Vin Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album

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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)... $24.99
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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✨✧ VariousTeenage Crush Vol 5 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Steve Lawrence, Johnny Tillotson, Bobby Hamilton, Mel Gadson, Dion, Jerry Fuller, Johnny Dee, Frankie Avalon, Ronny Douglas, The Blackwells, and Dean & Marc. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Francesca Ajmar with Hector Costita BisignaniEstrada Do Sol ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vocal jazz meets Brazilian songs – in a very beautiful performance that not only spotlights the strong lead vocals of Francesca Ajmar, but which also includes stunning work on tenor sax from the great Hector Costita! We love Hector's performances on Brazilian albums from decades back, and didn't even know that he was still playing – and his appearance here really deepens the soul of the record, which is quite an accomplishment – as Francesca already sounds pretty darn wonderful in a combo with piano, guitar, bass, drums, and some especially nice work on flute from Carlo Nicita. Costita has this wonderfully mouthy, expressive tone – and Ajmar sings in Portuguese throughout – on titles that include "Ceu E Mar", "Madrugada", "Musica", "Viola Fora De Moda", "Tito", "Menino Flor", and "Fotografia". CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two top trumpet talents – coming together beautifully on this groovy late 70s set! Both Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela had a big rise to fame in the 60s – Herb, for his Tijuana Brass albums on A&M – and Hugh, for the way that he brought South African jazz currents to the American soul mainstream! Given that both had strong presence on the Cali scene in their time, the pairing here is a great one – and works well with some larger jazz backings that color things out in a mix of soul, fusion, funk, and some slight South African touches. Other players on the set include Lee Ritenour and Arthur Adams on guitars, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, James Gadson on bass, and Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano – and titles include "Skokiaan", "Moonza", "Lobo", "African Summer", "Ring Bell", and "Happy Hanna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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