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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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Czerwono-CzarniMsza Beatowa Pan Przyjacielem Moim ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
A totally groovy little group from late 60s Poland – one who work here in a "beat mass" of their own creation – a totally rocking album that seeks to remake the Catholic mass in a flurry of fast drums, riffing guitars, and mod keyboards! The territory is nothing new – the Electric Prunes, David Axelrod, Mind Garage, and other acts tried the same thing over in the US – but this one's maybe a bit different, as it's coming more from a beat group sound – so has less of the too-heady energy of some of the rest, and instead explodes with a vibe that's more mod 60s London than you might be expecting! The organ gets in plenty of great moments, and the drums keep things moving strongly – on titles that include "Kyrie", "Gloria", "Graduale", "Credo", "Agnus Dei", "Sanctus", "Communio", and "Introitus" – plus Pastoralki selections "Historia O Boznymn Narodzeniu", "Przjaciele Moi", and "Chwalcie Imie Pana". CD

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Krzysztof DudaKrzysztof Duda Live ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1984/1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Very cool sounds from Polish keyboardist Krzystof Duda – two long live tracks recorded in the 80s, but with this freewheeling spirit and sense of space that recalls 70s genius by better-known talents like Klaus Schulze or Jean-Michel Jarre! Duda plays a Moog Prodigy, which is especially nice – and has all these loopy lines that are completely wonderful – and also uses a Korg Polysix, Arp string ensemble, and a few other keyboards – but all with a sense of warmth that's very different than some of the leaner, tinnier 80s modes that you might have heard from other parts of the globe at the time. Titles include "Vivi Olim Homo" and "Radosna Medytacja" – both of which run well over 30 minutes in length! CD

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Piotr FigielPiotr (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Killer Hammond from Polish player Piotr Figiel – a player with a really wonderful sort of groove! The album's got a vibe that's halfway between the Hammond antics of Alan Hawkshaw and the freer lines of American jazzmen like Jimmy Smith or Charles Earland – augmented by other cool production touches at points, which gives the record a very groovy late 60s sort of Euro feel! The vocal group Bemibek sing these cool wordless vocals on the tune "Bit Of Spring Bit Of Summer" – and guitarist Dariusz Kozakiewicz adds a nice degree of fuzz to a few other tunes too – tripping out nicely with Piotr's very fluid lines on the Hammond! There's a bit of strings on a few numbers, bringing in a nice cinematic feel – and titles include "Prelude In E Minor", based on the same Chopin changes as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B" – plus "Never On Tuesday", "Breakfast At Midnight", "Away I'll Go", "Absence", and "Piece Of Space". CD features bonus tracks – long versions of "Skrawek Przestrzeni" and "Nieobecnosc". CD

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Halina Frackowiak with SBBGeira ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1978. Used ... $9.99
There's a really cool meeting of talents going on here – lead vocals from Polish singer Halina Frackowiak, and backings by prog power trio SBB – who change up their groove in some nice ways for the record! We mostly know SBB for their long-form, fusion-styled jams – but here, they compact that energy into shorter, tighter songs that often have a funky rock style that draws equally from the vocals in the lead, and from the keyboards of Jozef Skrzek! Titles include "Piesn Geiry", "Snij Tylko Szczescie", "Jestes Spoznionym Deszczem", "W Powszednie Dni", and "Brzegi Lagodne". CD
Also available Geira ... CD 16.99

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Halina Frackowiak with SBBGeira ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
There's a really cool meeting of talents going on here – lead vocals from Polish singer Halina Frackowiak, and backings by prog power trio SBB – who change up their groove in some nice ways for the record! We mostly know SBB for their long-form, fusion-styled jams – but here, they compact that energy into shorter, tighter songs that often have a funky rock style that draws equally from the vocals in the lead, and from the keyboards of Jozef Skrzek! Titles include "Piesn Geiry", "Snij Tylko Szczescie", "Jestes Spoznionym Deszczem", "W Powszednie Dni", and "Brzegi Lagodne". CD
Also available Geira ... CD 9.99

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Wojciech KonikiewiczFree Funk Trio – Live At Rura 1982 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A very cool combo who definitely live up to the promise of the title of the album – a group that's funky, but also in a relatively free way too – not avant jazz, but open to plenty of new ideas – which are often spun out over long tracks with a very chunky approach to rhythm! The group might well be a precursor to later combos like The Bad Plus or Medeski Martin & Wood – and definitely serve as a bridge between the style of those famous groups, and earlier funky fusion styles of the 70s – as the trio here are never slick or overly tight, yet still manage to groove – but often with a nice sort of edge. Leader Wojciech Konikiewicz handles the keyboards, with Mietek Jurecki on bass guitar and Jacek Ratajczyk on drums – on long live tracks that include "Waiting For M", "Blues For Mr Leszek", "Klimacik", "Wroclow Love Stomp", "Triplet Ritual", and "All That Punk Funk Jazz". CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. Sealed ... $11.99
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
(Recent black vinyl reissue.)

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Andrzej KorzynskiMowa Ptakow (plus Lektury Uzupelniajce & Kosmos) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A more recent soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – put together for a film by the son of his old partner, director Andrzej Zulawski – and in a way that continues their cinematic legacy from previous years! The roots of the music like in older Korzynski recordings, but the songs are transformed a fair bit – often in ways that are very electronic and beat-heavy – with a sci-fi dance sort of vibe, and these tuneful passages that are a bit of a contrast to some of the composer's earlier work. Yet as always with Korzynski, nothing is ever too mainstream or commercial – and in a way, these shorter songs almost seem to answer a more popular idiom with a more personal vision. Titles include "Rower", "Dziewczyna Zla", "Smyzcki", "Opetanie Drugie", "Temat Etniczny II", and "Komputer". CD2 features 12 more bonus tracks – from a few decades of cinematic collaborations between Korzynski and Zulawski – then conclosed with 8 more tracks from the 2015 soundtrack to the film Kosmos. CD

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KramBiala Sowa Biala Dama Bialy Kruk (with bonus track) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool little record from 70s Poland – a set that's funky rock, but heavy on moog – using the keyboard as a really great way to open up the group's sound in a very groovy way! There's vocals on most cuts, but they're recorded with a nice sense of compression – fusing them tightly to the heavy drums, riffing guitar, and mighty sweet keyboards – which also include some great organ lines – all in a blend that kind of echoes mainstream pop of the period, but through this strange lens – almost as if these guys were hearing echoes of AM Radio from the other side of Europe, then crafting catchy, offbeat tunes of their own with Polish lyrics. Titles include "Nasze Kung Fu", "Zaduma", "Zabita Woda", "Deszczowy Rok", "Radosc Snow", and "Tam Gdzie Ty". Also includes the bonus track "Biala Sowa Biala Dama Bialy Kruk". CD

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MechZjednoczone Sily Natury ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Rare radio recordings from this Polish hard rock combo at the start of the 80s – a group who have the kind of American classic rock vibe you'd expect from their look on the cover! A decade before, and Mech might have been been prog – but here, they play melodic material with a strong focus on deft guitar work, with the addition of keyboards that were starting to take over a bit with groups of the generation – a definite 80s sound, but in a way that's still quite complex and never that commercial. There's lyrics on most tunes – but, maybe like Rush, these guys are first content to fall into their instrumental explorations, then introduce some words to the songs. CD features two tracks from a Tonpress single, plus unreleased radio and live tracks – with titles that include "Atlantis Suite", "Marsz", "Antidotum", "Ogrod Snow", and "Dialog Z Nizszych Sfer". CD

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OrmTropic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Josef Pliva & Vaclav Zahradnik OrchestraFairy Tales In Beat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
A totally groovy set from the famous Czech ensemble of Vaclav Zahradnik – easily one of the greatest groups going on his scene at the time, and presented here in a very weird and wonderful special setting! The album's definitely what it says in the title – fairy tales in beat, done as a follow-up to Zahradnik's famous Jazz Goes To Beat album – with grooves that are as fluid and freaky as that album, but topped with English language vocals from Josef Pliva, who sings these short little stories based on fairy tales – but in a way that almost sounds more like some weird psych lyrics than any sort of stories for kids! Vaclav's group is great at the core – with a very strong MPS-like mix of electric and acoustic elements, which makes the whole thing sound totally groovy, even before the lyrics come into play. Titles include "Witch Baba Yaga", "Children & Adults", "Mother Crow", "I Pray For The Ill", "One Happy Land", "Snowhite", "A Cup Full Of Magic", and "Stupid & Lazy John". CD also features two bonus tracks in Czech – "Diamontovy Kocar" and "Modlitba Za Nemonce". CD

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SBBFOS (180 gram pressing) ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
Soaring sounds from SBB – an all-instrumental session for Polish Radio, and one that really shows off the more fusion-heavy side of their music! All tracks are nice and long – and there's more of a power trio formation in the group – really freewheeling guitar lines that are certainly inspired by the roots of hard rock, but which get much more open, solo-based expression here – anext to some super-heavy bass and drums! There's a bit of keyboards, too – although used in ways that echo the guitar more than usual for the group – maybe prefacing the way that Geddy Lee's keys might challenge the guitar of Alex Lifeson in years to come. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Penia", "Dyskoteka", "Fos", and "Xeni". LP, Vinyl record album

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SBBSekunda (180 gram pressing) ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A never-heard live set from the rock/fusion trio that shook the world from behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s – a mostly-instrumental performance recorded for Polish Radio in 1977! We say "mostly", because keyboardist Jozef Skrzek uses some occasional mouth organ next to his usual keyboards – giving some moments a bit of "voice", even though the overall vibe is instrumental fusion of the tightest, sharpest variety! Tracks are shorter than on some of the longer-jamming SBB records, but make up for that with some funkier currents too – and titles include "Septet Elektronowy", "Motyw Szkarlatny", "Sekunda", "Podejscie", and "Ogniste Kolo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Zygmunt WicharyTalizman ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
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 14.99

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Zygmunt WicharyZygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
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 9.99

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✨✧ Wlodzimierz NahornyJej Portret (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from Polish jazz musician Wlodzimierz Nahorny – a player with a name that's certainly a mouthful, but one with talents who will also leave you breathless! Nahorny shines here on a number of different instruments – with solos on alto sax, flute, and piano – plus some cool harpsichord on one track too – all set to the sophisticated backings of Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski, who was easily one of Poland's hipper arrangers of the time! The album's got a mix of jazz and orchestration's that's as hip as some of the late 60s CTI sessions – particularly during their years with A&M Records – or with a vibe that's a bit like some of the later Stan Getz projects on Verve, with all the cool, sophisticated touches that would imply! Tracks are all Polish numbers, done instrumentally – which makes for an especially fresh feel to the set – and titles include "Obok Nas", "Wlasnie Tego Dnia", "Jej Portret", "Taki Dzien", and "Mowity Mu". CD also features 6 more bonus tracks from Polish Radio performances a few years before – showing Nahorny in great small combo settings! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jozef SkrzekAround The World In Eighty Moogs ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 2000s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's a trip we'd love to take – going around on the world on one of the coolest keyboards ever, served up here in a series of live recordings from Polish electronic musician Jozef Skrezek! The album features two long tracks that pull together material recorded live between 2003 and 2009 – but the sound is much more 70s overall, given the analogue keyboard at the core – which really has this strong sense of warmth, even when things are way out – as they often are, given the longform, journey-style approach to the music! A great one if you love moogy keyboards – with the titles "South To North" and "East To West". CD

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✨✧ Wladyslaw KomendarekDotyk Chmur (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet keyboard lines from Wladyslaw Komendarek – a Polish musician with a sound that's a lot leaner than his name – wrapped up here in a tight set of sound library instrumentals with a mighty nice 80s electro soul style! The tracks are tuneful, and have a bit of a groove – but are also farther from pop keyboards, too – as they've got some darker corners and more offbeat instrumental flourishes amidst the more forward-moving beats and basslines at the bottom. There's almost an 80s horror scoring sound to the music overall – and the record certainly owes something to the influence of John Carpenter's soundtracks – on titles that include "Halo Komputer", "Sen Shoguna", "Dotyk Chmur", "Wiosenny Snieg", and "Cyklamenowe Wyspy". CD features 5 more bonus tracks – one previously unreleased! CD

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✨✧ Wojciech GluchZycie Kamila Kuranta ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful soundtrack from Polish composer Wojciech Gluch – a bit hard to describe in easy words, as the whole thing's got a subtle emotional power that needs to be heard to be fully understood! The score is for a film set in the early part of the 20th Century, and definitely has some elements that echo that mode – yet Gluch also works with a very modern sense of color and tone, especially on the lead string instruments or the woodwinds – with this unabashedly upfront sentiment that grabs us the same way as the music of Astor Piazzolla, even though Gluch is working in different territory overall. Although maybe we should say "slightly different territory" – as there are a few tango themes on the record, mixed with a number of other modes – in a selection of 16 tracks from this obscure Polish TV series. Great Gad Records presentation – excellent sound, and notes in Polish and English. CD

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✨✧ Mikolaj HertelDzwieki Dalekiego Swiata (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Mikolaj HertelSpleen ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mikolaj Hertel may not be a household name, but he certainly knows how to create some great electronic sounds when he wants to – and even on an album as late as this, he comes across with a sound to rival the spacey electronic masters of the European scene of the 70s! The music is spare and open – tuneful, but in a quietly progressing sort of way – and always has the warmth of more analogue electronics, used at a level that rivals some of the bigger name French electronicists of the 70s, or maybe some of the German Sky Records scene, but less ambient overall. Titles include "Atlantydo", "Twarze Melancholii", "Jak To Wyrazic", "Smutek Pamieci", and "Spleen", in three parts. CD

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✨✧ KlanMrowisko (The Hive) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hip work from the Polish scene at the start of the 70s – a Hammond-heavy combo with a fair bit of jazz in their grooves – almost a more progressive take on the Brit beat group sound of the 60s, but without all of the progressive modes that other Euro groups were moving into! There's a great blend of basslines, percussion, and organ in the group's approach – and although there's a number of tracks with vocals, there's also others where the instrumentation really dominates, and those are especially appealing to us. Production is cool too – often echoey and effect-heavy – and titles include "A Dream", "Temptation", "The Nerves Of Cities", "Thoughts", "The Hive", and "The Starveling's Dance". CD features bonus tracks from a Pronit EP – "Gdzie Jest Czlowiek", "Z Bryztwa Na Poziomki", "Automaty", and "Nie Sadzcie Rajskich Jabloni". CD

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✨✧ Wlodzimierz Korcz07 Zglos Sie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally groovy sounds from a top-level Polish cop show in the 70s – one that certainly didn't make it to our screens back in the day, but which definitely had a soundtrack to match some of the best American programs of the time! In fact, the style here is maybe more late 60s/early 70s than the actual dates might imply – with lots of elements that you'd hear in work from Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, and some of their contemporaries – including lots of surprisingly strong jazz elements, mixed in with the fuller orchestrations, funky rhythms, and more electric moments! There's a bit of wordless vocalization at times – but most cuts here are instrumental, and plenty darn great throughout – a real discovery to our American ears – even though the show was one of the biggest Polish TV programs at the time. The CD features a whopping 35 tracks in all, with hefty notes in both Polish and English – and the whole thing may well be one of the grooviest Gad Records projects to date! CD

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiOrwo Years – Music From Movies By Celino Bleiweiss (Absage An Viktoria/Die Schwarze Muhle/Ich Will Nach Hause/Wilhelm Meisters Theatralische Sendung) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski has given us some great soundtracks over the years – including a few reissued by the legendary Finders Keepers – and here, Korzynski's catalog is further expanded by a host of soundtrack material done for German director Celino Bleiweiss! The music here was recorded at a time when Andrzej had returned to Poland, but still held onto all the musical discoveries he'd made in southern Europe – especially a great way of mixing electric elements with darker acoustic sounds – often swirling things together, so that it was a bit hard to tell which was which! A number of these tracks have a spacious keyboard sound with an undercurrent of gentle funk – a bit like some of our favorite early 70s sounds from French soundtrack composer Francois De Roubaix – while others are spookier and darker, and maybe more in the territory of the films reissued by Finders Keepers. CD features 31 tracks in all – music from the films Absage An Viktoria, Die Schwarze Muhle, Ich Will Nach Hause, and Wilhelm Meisters Theatralische Sendung. CD

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiWielki Szu (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare set from a soundtrack artist who's finally getting his due – Poland's Andrzej Korzynski, whose work was mostly cut off from the rest of us during the years of Soviet dominance! Despite that remove, though, Korzynski works here in a keyboard mode that resonates with some of the coolest electric film scores in western Europe at the time, particularly the balance of spaciousness, melody, and darker currents that showed up in a number of French film scores of the early 80s – modes that were decidedly different than some of the US uses of keyboards during the period, partly because they weren't afraid to let things get a bit sweet from time to time. The sounds here are maybe not as crazy as some of Korzynski's other material, but still come across great in the spirit of the style – and titles include "Karty", "Victoria", "Milocsc Szu II", "Smierc", "Powrot", "Wielki Szu I", and "Motel Disco". CD features three bonus tracks from the film Dzien Kolibra – "Przegrana", "Blue Master", and "Tylko Punk Rock". CD

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✨✧ MetrumZielony Dach ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of grooves from the 70s – served up here by a Polish combo rooted in jazz, but who also seem to have a pretty great ear for clubby styles of the time! The music is mostly instrumental disco, but delivered from a jazz funk perspective – with some especially nice flute work from time to time, which comes as a nice surprise alongside the keyboards, basslines, and strings! The whole thing's surprisingly great – really a treat to any fan of underground club from the disco generation, and with almost nothing in the sound that would make you expect that these guys are a Polish group. Titles include "Po Deszcu", "Zielony Dach", "Jeszcze", "Tse Tese", "Anakonda", "Ksiezycowy Sen", and "Droga Do Domu". CD

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianNeuroimpressions – 1970 to 1973 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three different slices of music from Polish vibes legend Jerzy Milian – all performances that show the musician at the farthest reaches of his style! The first three tracks are all pretty out-there – recorded in Budapest with a very hip group that features Rudolf Tomsits on trumpet and Gyorgy Vukan on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – as part of a quintet that really stretches out on long, open, exploratory interpretations of the Milian titles "Orientally", "Plasma", and "Neurasthenia". The next three tracks are similar, but have a different vibe – almost more spiritual in expression, and recorded in Berlin with a very cool group that includes Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky on soprano sax and flute, Heinz Becker on trumpet, Klaus Koch on bass, and Willibald Winkler on drums. The titles are all variations on the first three tunes – "Orientally", "Plasmoditally", and "Neurosis" – but handled in ways that are sometimes more modal and exotic than strictly avant. The last three tracks feature a similar German group, but without Becker on trumpet – and these cuts may well be the most spiritual in the set – a very different side of Milian's talents, and a beautiful one too! Titles include "Ballade", "Program", and "Polly's Song". CD

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianOrkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Bez Przesady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jerzy Milian is a hell of a jazzman – and we really love his work on vibes on older albums of Polish jazz – but here, he's working as a top-flight arranger – creating some totally great moments of 70s funk, all matching the best sound library styles on the other side of the iron curtain! Most of these numbers have a romping, soulful sort of quality – piano and bass really chunking it up on the rhythms – while Jerzy allows other elements to get all free and groovy over the top – including a cool wordless chorus, with qualities that take us back to late 60s Italian soundtracks, or some of the groovier choral moments on Saba/MPS! Wonderful throughout – and titles include "Hej Pomozcie Ludzie", "Phyllis", "Bocki", "Bossa Nova Piknik", "Wybacz Mi Barry", "Bieg Po Zdrowie", "Baron Cyganski", and "Wpol Do Szostej". CD also features four bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianPretekst (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Jerzy Milian – a legendary Polish jazz artist who normally plays vibes in the lead – but who works here as the head of a larger ensemble that also includes a mix of horns and singers! The approach is very cool – large charts that have a current of funk at the core and lots of jazzy elements over the top – almost like some of the MPS projects of the early 70s, or even a bit like the more soul-styled work of Milian's Polish contemporaries, The Novi Singers! That aspect of the music really comes into play when the mixed male/female vocal group sings wordlessly over the top of the tunes – alongside instrumentation that includes Jerzy's vibes, plus alto, tenor, flute, and other reed touches that really bring some warm currents to the music. The vibe is maybe more 1969/1970 than you'd guess from the date – and the whole thing is great all the way through. Titles include "Dobranocka", "CMA", "Sprzedaj Mnie Wiatrowi", "Czwarte Podejscie", and "Fereton". CD features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ OrmDiscofil (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Polish Jazz QuartetPolish Jazz Quartet Meets Studio M-2 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some excellent albums in the 60s, with work that stands as part of the amazing statement of modern jazz that made Poland one of the hippest global scenes at the time! The work here is similar to those records in spirit – particularly some of Wroblewski's more inventive experiments in arranging – and the efforts by the core quartet are expanded by larger groups of musicians on each track – almost with a vibe that's like the Clarke Boland Big Band style of balancing out a tight core with freewheeling energy from key players. Wroblewski is wonderful – especially on tenor, although he plays some great flute too – and none of these tracks were ever issued commercially at the time. Titles include "Ostinati The Portuguese", "Don't Cry", "Sparks", "Outsideria", "Antiselector", "Lazy Waltz", and "Bats". CD

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✨✧ SpisekSpisek ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great funky fusion from the Polish scene of the 70s – served up by a group who only recorded briefly, but who created some great tracks in the process! These guys aren't in the rock fusion mode – although they seem to have roots in that scene – as there's a warmth here that gets beyond some of the too-jamming fusion work of the period, and which instead has a quality that links Spisek to some of the more R&B-influenced material of the time – particularly some of the sounds coming from artists like Herbie Hancock, who they give a nod to on the first track on the set – and there's also some cop show-like soundtrack elements to the grooves. There are vocals on three tracks in Polish – but most of the focus is on the instrumentation, which includes keyboards, tenor, trombone, and trumpet. Titles include "Powodz", "Hallo Herbie", "Taniec Ognia", "Szalone Serca", "Koziorozec I Panna", and "Mannix W Warszawie". CD

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✨✧ Marek Alaszewski/Klanlaszewski/KlanChmura Nad Miastem – 1972 to 1994 Lost & Found Recordings ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Chmura Nad Miastem – 1972 to 1994 Lost & Found Recordings ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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David ChaconLas Delgaditas/Mi Llanerita ... 7-inch
Eda, Very Good ... $18.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have sitckers and some light wear.)

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Fad GadgetGag ... LP
Mute (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly bent near the spine. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Gnarls BarkleySmiley Faces (album, inst)/Go-Go Gadget Gospel (inst)/Crazy (inst) ... 12-inch
Downtown/Atlantic, 2007. Sealed (pic cover)... $4.99
A great couple or hip hop space soul cuts from Gnarls Barkley – the loose cannon duo of of DJ Danger Mouse, fresh from conquering college radio and the Cartoon Network as half of Danger Doom, and as a crucial element of the Gorillaz – and the one-and-only Cee Lo – who's rocking his gravelly croon to it's best ever results! "Smiley Faces" is a mid-tempo groover that's reminiscent of Hall & Oates "Maneater", which is a compliment of course. Also included are the handy instrumentals for "Gadget Gospel" and the uber-hit "Crazy". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ HoltEra Madrugada/Canciones/Shadow Realm/Sparrow Night – Fiona Kimm/Gareth Hulse/Lionel Friend/Nash Ensemble ... CD
NMC (UK), 1993. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a small cutout notch.)

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Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $1.99
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
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. Used ... $29.99
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
(Out of print, 2006 pressing – includes obi.)
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD 1.99

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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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Jose MancliereDoubout Pou Gade ... LP
JMD/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An album that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – served up by a percussionist who spent the mid 70s touring the Caribbean and South Pacific, and who seems to have absorbed a globe's worth of rhythms in the process! The album's probably closest to a jazz fusion album – as there's no vocals, and instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic – with lots of keyboard lines throughout, peppered with guitar, alto, tenor, and trumpet – yet the rhythmic changes are very different from familiar fusion, as is the role of the instruments – which don't always get solo space, because they're all so tied to the groove! The whole thing's got an upbeat, freewheeling vibe – sounds filled with plenty of joy and rhythm – and titles include "Tipi Fanm", "Doubout Pou Gade", "Syka", "Marie Blanche", and "Vini Coute E Tann". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies!)

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MegadethCryptic Writings ... CD
Capitol, 1997. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Roberto Pregadio & Franco MicalizziIl Pistolero Dell'Ave Maria (180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP
Carosello/Spettro (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A really great pairing of Italian soundtrack talents – the mighty Roberto Pregadio, who gave us the Kriminal and Satanik records – and the great Franco Micalizzi, who served up lots of funky cop/crime grooves in the 70s! This obscure western is scored with a flair that really seems to bring out the best of both composers – modes that are very special, and which move far past any cliches or expectations you might have about the genre! There's some nicely fragile songs that have a surprising amount of power – mixed with bolder passages that almost feel more like they were penned for a contemporary story instead of a western – all wrapped together with really beautiful sound, and just a bit of guest vocals from I Cantori Moderni. Titles include "Fiesta En El Pueblo", "Ballata Per Un Pistolero", "Senza Scampo", "Fiato Sospeso", "Corral De La Moreria", and "Giardini Viennesi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Renegade SoundwaveCS (Sex Mixes) (orig, sub aqua overdrive dub, turbo lust mix)/Bonus Porno Beats ... 12-inch
Rhythm King (UK), 1987. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
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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VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. CD

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✨✧ Grachan Moncur IIIAco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Woke Up Very Early) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential stuff – and one of a few albums recorded for BYG/Actual by trombonist Grachan Moncur III – some of his best work after his initial classics for Blue Note! The album features Moncur fronting a European rhythm section – performing one side of interpretations of Brazilian folk tunes: "Aco Dei De Madrugada" and "Ponte Lo"; and another of two originals: "Osmosis" and "Tiny Temper". Anyone familiar with Moncur's style can't help but appreciate his coloristic slides and slurs, or his marvelous textural splashes of tone, or his individual phrasing, shaped more by his unique vision than any standard trombone slide or valve brass tradition. While his wonderful Blue Note sides were very modernist, these BYG sessions find Moncur at his most expansive – more groundbreaking work from one of our favorite "new thing" artists! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Mogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ Luiz BandeiraNas Madrugadas Do Rio ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool set from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – one that combines an earlier male vocal mode with some of the organ-driven samba of the time – all with results that are pretty darn sweet! Carlinhos handles the Hammond – an instrument that soars out over lively percussion on most tracks, as Luiz Bandeira deftly moves through different lyrical melodies on medley tracks on the set – then delivers a few tunes of his own as well! Titles include "Ta Tudo Ai", "Despedida", "Ja Vou", "Ronda Das Sombras", "Ja Vou", and "Eu Nao Peco Outra Vez". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. CD
Also available Mogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ Mark De Clive-LoweRenegades ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mark De Clive-Lowe is back, and more brilliant than ever – working here on a set that's overflowing with superstar talent, and which cooks even more than some of his previous albums! All the grooves we've always loved from Mark are firmly in place – the wicked beats, cosmic rhythms, and spacious keyboards – but there's also a nice new focus too, one that brings in a lot deeper soul to most tunes – thanks in part to vocals from an array of guests who include Omar, Nia Andrews, Tawiah, Ovasoul7, Bembe Segue, Sheila E, and Sandra Nkake! The album's stuffed with tuneful numbers – more great singles than most other artists would hope for in a single album – and Mark still keeps things a bit cosmic at points too, with some great space jazz keyboards. Titles include "Get Started", "Under Orders", "The Why", "Everything", "Emergency", "Alabi", "Push", and "Hooligan". CD

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✨✧ Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic ForcePlanet Rock – The Album ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Nice one! This 1986 LP put together the original 12-inch versions of "Planet Rock" & "Looking For The Perfect Beat" and remixes of "Renegades Of Funk" & "Frantic Situation". It also contains 3 previously unreleased tracks: "They Made A Mistake", "Go Go Pop" and "Who You Funkin' With?"(with Melle Mel). A nice collection of the classics! The cover's got a nice air-brushed painting of Afrika and the gang floating in outer space beneath some wax flying saucers. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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✨✧ George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and a sticker spot.)

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Warren BernhardtManhattan Update ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Keyboardist Warren Bernhardt was always a key part of the fusion scene in the late 70s – but he was also a musician who was maybe a bit apart from it, too – as he would allow himself some more introspective moments than some of his contemporaries – even while turning out some tighter grooves in the process! This album's a great illustration of Bernhardt's balance – as Warren plays Fender Rhodes, Oberheim, mini-moog, and acoustic piano too – often with these moments that are lyrical and sensitive, yet still with some soulful fusion currents too – almost as if Bernhardt's working out a larger musical palette within some of the more familiar modes of the time. The group here is a well-chosen combo of equally deeper-minded cats – and includes Steve Gadd on drums, David Spinozza on guitar, Mike Maineri on vibes, and Tony Levin on bass – on titles that include "Praise", "New Moon", "Hang Glidin", "Sara's Touch", and "Manhattan Update". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley ClarkeI Wanna Play For You ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A wickedly funky album from Stanley Clarke – perhaps his most fully-formed album of the Columbia years, and a set that really brings together his jazz and soul styles! There's a definite R&B vibe going on, but it's also one that's still quite heavy on bass work from Stanley – a groove that's not far from Bootsy Collins at times, but perhaps with a bit more jazz inflections. Jamming is kept to a minimum, which is fine by us – and the album's filled with really tuneful tunes that have an almost George Duke-like appeal. Guests include Tom Scott and Stan Getz on saxes, George Duke on piano, Harvey Mason and Steve Gadd on drums, and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals. Titles include "I Wanna Play For You", "Just A Feeling", "Strange Weather", "My Greatest Hits", "School Days", and "Blues For Mingus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark ColbySerpentine Fire/One Good Turn ... CD
Tappan Zee/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. Used ... $9.99
A pair of sweet funky fusion gems from Mark Colby – back to back on a single CD! Serpentine Fire is an overlooked gem from Bob James' Tappan Zee empire of the 70s – that label that provided the perfect platform for artists to grow a bit more after the CTI years! Reedman Mark Colby is a newcomer to this scene, but hits a groove that's instantly in the best CTI/Kudu mode – with funky jazz backings that often have that laidback, spacious style that's more soulful than jamming fusion – served up by players who include Bob James on Fender Rhodes and piano, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, Steve Gadd on drums, and Hiram Bullock on some electric guitar. Colby himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and titles include a nice remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "Serpentine Fire" – plus "King Tut", "Renegade", "On & On", and "Daydreamer". On One Good Turn, reedman Mark Colby really comes into his own – crafting sweet lines on tenor and soprano sax, in modes that extend previous 70s fusion work from artists like Stanley Turrentine or Grover Washington Jr! Like both of those giants, Colby gets great backing here in a spacious electric style that allows plenty of room for the solos in the lead – with artists who include Bob James and Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, and Mike Mainieri on vibes. Titles include "Capativa", "Village Zoo", "Peace Of Mind", "Skat Talk", and "Macbeth". CD

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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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Dr Dre2001 Instrumental ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
We probably liked Dre's comeback LP better than we'd like to admit, and a lot more so stripped of the often relentless braggadocio and most misogynistic of Dre's own rhymes. That makes the instrumentals version a real gem. Nothing here but those minimal, hissing beats and sandy synth washes that make Dre great. Includes "XXplosive", "What's The Difference", "Bar One", "Light Speed", "Forgot About Dre", "Bang Bang", "The Message" and the rest, leisurely rolled out over two slabs of vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By ... CD
Takoma, 1967. Used ... $9.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". CD
(Out of print.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Very Good- ... $24.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-logo black label pressing, in a paste-on cover which has masking tape along the top and bottom seam.)

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Joe FarrellLa Catedral Y El Toro ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A mix of Latin modes and soulful fusion grooves – both of which make for an excellent album from the post-CTI years of reedman Joe Farrell! Joe plays soprano, tenor, and flute on the record – always with that well-crafted groove he first brought to jazz back in the 60s, working in a more modern context – still sounding wonderfully fresh here in the larger backdrops of a record like this – definitely a cut above most mainstream artists of his nature! Production is by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, with a great blend of soul and jazz – and all cuts are instrumental, with help from players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. Titles include "Promise Me Your Love", "La Catedral Y El Toro", "Disco Dust", "Cyclone Rider", "Is It Asking Too Much", and "Imagine Me". CD

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Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! The album features a fantastic version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 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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Kim Fowley & OthersAnother Man's Gold – Lost Treasures From The Vaults 1959 to 1969 Vol 2 ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
Buried treasures from artist, producer, arranger, promoter, raconteur, and most entertaining character Kim Fowley– fiery pre garage, fuzzed out surf styled numbers, raw novelty pop, and storming groovers all around – with some of Kim's own headliner credits plus tunes by Gamblers, Cover Girls, Daywins, Bonnie And The Treasures, Hollywood Argyles, US Rockets and more! This prime early pulp from Mr Fowley is wholly excellent, and a prime 60s nuggets, some previously unreleased, and others are singles put out with the Arwin, Last Chance, American International, Corby and other labels. A stellar Volume 2 from Norton! Titles include "Geronimo" by Renegades, "Big Sur, Bear Mountain, Ciro's, Filip Side, Prostest Song" by Kim Fowley, "Teen Machine" by Ramblers, "Gone But Not Forgotten" by Cover Girls, "Bounty Hunter" by Donnie And The Outcasts, "Daddy Said" by Althea And The Memories, "Gone" by Rituals and more. 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kim Fowley & OthersOne Man's Garbage – Lost Treasures From The Vaults 1959 to 1969 Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
A decade of Kim Fowley produced, arranged and recorded madness – proto garage, sleazy surf styled rumbles, pulpy vocal pop, and fuzzy tunes galore – some credited to Kim Fowley and more savage tunes from Bruce & Jerry, Renegades, Mo And Jo, Blue Bells, Althea And The Memories and more! It's fantastic stuff, some never before issued, and rare singles for labels and imprints like Kimco, Alsand, Arwin and American International. Seedy rockers galore! Includes "I Saw Her First" by Bruce & Jerry (Bruce Johnson, later Beach Boy), "Late Late Show" by Patterns, "Big Fat Alaskan" by Donnie And The Outcasts, "The Rebel" by Players, "Daybreaker" by Kim And The Skippers, "Music Is The Magic" by Kim Fowley, "Surf Pigs" by Kim Fowley And Mars Bonfire and more. 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gus Giordano StudiosTwo In A Jazz Mood – Giordano Technique ... LP
Orion, Early 80s. Very Good ... $49.99
Later work from the Gus Giordano dance studios – a session that's not as funky as some of their earlier work, but still mostly original material played by a group of local Chicago studio musicians! The feel here is mostly an early 80s approach to jazz funk – smooth at times, with a fair bit of electric touches – and many numbers have an uptempo sort of soundtrack feel from the time. Titles include "Nuance", "Brigado", "Con Amigos", "Sicilienne", "Arms A Kimbo", "Blue Funk", and "Jazz Network". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Trilok GurtuGod Is A Drummer ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure if God is a drummer, and we're pretty sure that Trilok Gurtu isn't a god – but the drummer more than lives up to his long legacy of music here – blending jazz with bits of funk and a few global currents too all at a level that definitely lives up to his classic work! There's some especially strong use of tablas – inflected by Gurtu with a warm sensibility that's as melodic as it is rhythmic – and the leader is set up in a group that also includes trumpet, keyboards, electric bass, and trombone – plus just a touch of vocals and violin. Titles include "Obrigado", "Holy Mess", "Still Connecting", "Madre", "Samadhan", and "Indranella". CD
Also available God Is A Drummer (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Trilok GurtuGod Is A Drummer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $20.99
We're not sure if God is a drummer, and we're pretty sure that Trilok Gurtu isn't a god – but the drummer more than lives up to his long legacy of music here – blending jazz with bits of funk and a few global currents too all at a level that definitely lives up to his classic work! There's some especially strong use of tablas – inflected by Gurtu with a warm sensibility that's as melodic as it is rhythmic – and the leader is set up in a group that also includes trumpet, keyboards, electric bass, and trombone – plus just a touch of vocals and violin. Titles include "Obrigado", "Holy Mess", "Still Connecting", "Madre", "Samadhan", and "Indranella". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available God Is A Drummer ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bob JamesHeads ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Heads or tails, it's a winner every time – as the record's one of the last clear moments of genius from keyboardist Bob James in the 70s! The sound here is stepping out a bit more from Bob's earlier sides on CTI, but there's still plenty of great keyboard work to make the album worth seeking out – as well as that unusual James approach to rhythm, which often makes tunes come across with lots of angular moments and darker corners, no matter how smooth the overall production might sound. Other players here include Richard Tee, Ralph MacDonald, Randy Brecker, Alphonso Johnson, and Steve Gadd – and titles include the seminal break track "Night Crawler", plus "Heads", "We're All Alone", "I'm In You", and "One Loving Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob JamesTouchdown ... LP
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Sweet electric keys from the great Bob James – a record that's a bit smoother than some of his first few classics for CTI, but still plenty darn nice! The set's got Bob working with a range of key fusion and studio players who include Steve Gadd, Earl Klugh, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, Mongo Santamaria, and Idris Muhammad – all coming together into the compressed 70s Bob James approach to funky jazz – a sound that's possibly best summed up in the album's extended take on "Angela" (also known as "Theme To Taxi"), done here with a slightly funky undercurrent that's totally great. Other tracks are a bit brighter and warmer – but still wonderfully soulful – and James has a way of hitting the keys on the Fender Rhodes that makes them "plunk" with this sweet sweet tone that's unlike anybody else on the instrument! Titles include "Sun Runner", "Angela (Theme From Taxi)", "Touchdown", "I Want To Thank You", and "Caribbean Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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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
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
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" – plus the CD bonus tracks "Hey Brother" and"Kapingbdi". CD
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Hubert LawsIn The Beginning ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print digipack pressing – in great shape!)

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Hubert LawsThen There Was Light Vol 2 (aka In The Beginning) ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
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 "Moment's Notice", "Reconciliation", and the side-long "Mean Lene". LP, Vinyl record album
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Murs & GrouchThees Handz ... LP
Thees Handz/Empire, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Murs & Grouch together – a pair of veterans of the indie hip hop supergroup Living Legends pared down to a super duo – with production by Grouch himself, DJs Rek and Fresh, Ant of fellow indie rap stalarts Atmosphere and Brady Watt, and appearances by Reverie, Cristal Viramontes and DJ Abilities. Thees Hands is tight, focus and compelling effort from these guys, taking pride in their longevity that gives some of the braggadocio some geniune weight, usually witha booming beat backdrop. Titles include "Carpe Diem", "Murs N Corey", "Thees Handz", "Rwthya", "Light Up The Sage", "All Day", "Bleed Out", "Play Freebird" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriUnfinished Masterpiece ... LP
Coco, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Eddie Palmieri's work for the Coco label is some of his best of the 70s, and this album is no exception – and while the title may call the record "unfinished", it sounds pretty darn well done to our ears – far better than most other Latin sides of the time! The album includes a moody 10 minute descarga track called "Cobarde", with great solos on conga, timbales, alto, and guitar – and it's also got a nice fusiony jazz waltz called "Resemblance", which features work by Ron Carter, Steve Gadd, and Jeremy Steig. Eddie solos in a contemplative free style on the track "Random Thoughts", and the whole album's a winner all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressign. Cover has a wrinkled corner.)

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake ... CD
Legere (France), 2014. Used ... $5.99
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together nicely – so that there's a hard edge at the bottom of a tune, while a female deep soul singer stretches out over the top! Nick himself plays guitar – and singers include Jess Roberts, Beth Macari, Susan Hamilton, and Courtney Velecia. One other track features the Renegade Brass Band – and titles include "Second Hand Wife", "Non Stop", "Why Does My Man Got To Be So Tough", "Hex On My Soul", "It's A Love Thing", and "Wanna Treat You Right". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) ... CD
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
Also available Quarteto Em Cy (1972) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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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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Quarteto MaoganiAlbum Da California ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful album from this Brazilian guitar quartet – one that borrows songs equally from bossa nova and American repertoire – and which features the legendary Sergio Mendes helping them out in the studio! Given the instrumentation, though, these guys hardly need Sergio's help – as they work with a great balance of rhythm and melody, single notes and chords – performed on two 8-string guitars, one 7-string guitar, and a conventional version of the instrument – all acoustic, and occasionally augmented by a bit of percussion, including work by Airto on one track! The sound is really lovely – an evolution of older Brazilian acoustic modes, but still very tied to its roots – and titles include a cool remake of the Joao Donato tune "Bananeira", plus "Cravo E Canela", "I Got Rhythm/Surfboard", "Easy To Love", "Cai Dentro", "Folhas Mortas", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Frevo Rasgado". CD

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – soaring to the skies on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, mellotron, Yamaha grand, and plenty of synthesizers – the last of which are used to bring in some cool cosmic touches – a bit like Pat Gleeson was doing around the same time! Herbie Mann produced, and the album's got a spacious sound that makes for some real CTI-like moments – with a group that features Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Sam Brown on guitar. Titles include "Free Fall", "The Naked Truth", "Monday's Something", "Beautiful Bend Ahead", and "In A Melancholy Funk". CD

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Eddy SenayStep By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – like a funky 45 groove, but stretched out a bit more – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean mode that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul SimonStill Crazy After All These Years ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(White label promo, including insert. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, a tracklist sticker, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Stardrive with Robert MasonIntergalactic Trot ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
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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StuffLive Stuff ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $45.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ValleSempre ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Marcos Valle – one of the artists who first inspired us to start a record store many years ago! Marcos is back, and in very soulful formation – working here in a mode that recalls some of his fantastic soul-based sounds in the early 80s – including his great collaborations with the legendary Leon Ware! The tunes are upbeat and funky, but still have all the personal warmth that Valle brings to his music – a special blend that few folks could ever touch, even back in the day – and which, all these many years later, reminds us just how distinct the music of Marcos has always been. Valle sings and plays plenty of great keyboards – and the whole thing was produced and arranged by Daniel Maunick, a perfect partner in crime for Marcos. Titles include "Minha Roma", "Olha Quem Ta Chengado", "Sempre", "Sitancia", "Vou Amanha Saber", "Odisseia", and "Alma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Caetano Veloso & Gilberto GilBarra 69 ... LP
Polygram/Philips (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A seminal live set that brings together two giants of the Tropicalia scene – Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, recorded here in a rough-edged performance from 1969! The format has the artists alternating songs throughout the set, then coming together for a duet at the end – and the recording quality is oddly spotty – sounding much more like a bootleg than the higher end sound you'd expect from Philips. But that quality can easily be excused given not only the historical nature of the show, but also the incredible performances by both artists – easily at their most vibrant here, and pulling out an incredible response from the crowd! Rough, but great – an essential addition to the catalog of both artists – with tunes by Caetano that include "Cinema Olympia", "Atras Do Trio Eletrico", and "Superbacana"; by Gil that include "Frevo Rasgado" and "Domingo No Parque", and a duet medley that features "Alegria, Alegria", "Hino Do Esporte Clube Bahia", and "Aquele Abraco". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s reissue pressing. Cover has a few stickers in one corner.)

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Sadao WatanabeSadao 2019 – Live At Blue Note Tokyo ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $32.99
We've loved saxophonist Sadao Watanabe for many years, through many different styles, and he's still sounding wonderful after all his decades in music – playing live in a laidback quartet setting, in a performance that's very heavy on his own compositions too! The backing is top-shelf, but nicely understated – Russell Ferrante on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – moving with a gentle swing, but really letting Sadao take the lead on alto sax – blowing soulful, well-crafted solos of the sort that you'd maybe be more likely to hear on this sort of session from a tenor. Titles include "Warm Days Ahead", "Butterfly", "Plum Island", "Tembea", "Waiting Song", and "Early Spring". CD

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VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 1 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
The fab first volume of this legendary series – filled with great music, wonderful images, and a really wide range of sounds and notes on the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s! The package is filled with classics – and is a great place to start, especially if you want to go way past the obvious – and really dig into all the greatness that Italy had to offer in the 60s – the wealth of mod, jazz, and bossa-styled sounds that were crafted for the endless array of great movies coming from the scene. Titles include "Beat Fuga Shake" by Riz Ortolani, "Cheps & Nefertiti" by Franco De Gemini, "Iena Sequence" by Roberto Pregadio, "Tiffany Sequence M8" by Riz Ortolani, "Omar Khayyam" by Franco De Gemini, "Latin Quarter" by Riz Ortolani, "Tema De Londra M47" by Francesco De Masi & Alessandro Alessandroni, "I Want It All" by Bruno Nicolai, and "Traffic Boom" by Piero Picconi. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHeart Of Steel – Featuring Steelbands Of Trinidad & Tobago ... CD
Flying Fish, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Features work by The Amoco Renegades, Mat Securities Merrytones, Catelli All Stars, Samaroo Jets, and Birdsong! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 2 – Funky & Groovy – Harlem Shuffle ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The funky side of Hi Records – music that goes way past the mellow burning soul you might normally know from the label – served up here in a wealth of rare singles from the Memphis powerhouse of soul! Hi had a lot more going on in the 70s than just the big hits and classic albums that most people know – and the cuts here show a version of the label that was working every bit as hard as Stax to come up with fresh grooves and unusual ways of mixing southern soul and funk for the new generation! The set list is huge – 25 numbers, many of which should be pretty fresh to your ears – and titles include "Sweet Thing" by Willie Walker, "Slidin In & Out" by The Memphians, "Got To Find My Baby" by James Gadson, "Fried Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, "Everybody Got Soul" by Gene Miller, "Disco Hustle" by Heinsight, "If You Can't Please Your Woman" by Tuxedo, "Love Map" by Lyndon, "You Made Me What I Am" by Erma Coffee, and "Patricia" by George Jackson. CD

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✨✧ VariousItalian Girls Like Ear-Catching Melodies ... CD
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Despite the cloying title of this one, the set's a very sweet collection of Italian 70's themes with a groovy sexy sound to them. There's perhaps more of a camp feel than usual (if you can believe that!), with sounds that have a bit of a Barbarella-ish feel, or sort of a Euro b-grade erotic quality. There's some nice mellow moments with spare electric keyboards, in sort of a Morricone style, and others with good rolling basslines. Titles include "Louise" and "Theme For A Murderer" by Armando Trovajoli, "La Bella Signora" and "One More Time" by Piero Piccioni, "La Storia Comincia" by Guido De Angelis, "Diamanti Swing" by Francesco De Masi, "What Is This Love" by Franco De Gemini, "Susan & Jane" by Riz Ortolani, and "Il Sorriso Della Ieana M6" by Roberto Pregadio. Nicely packaged in a sexy cover, and with a nice pace of grooves! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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VariousJamiila – Songs From A Somali City ... LP
Original Music/Take It Acid Is, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A set of recordings made in the Somali city of Baraawe, which is a bit south of Mogadishu – all done in the late 80s, but with a quality that sounds far more timeless and ancient! The instrumentation is all acoustic – mostly vocals and a single stringed instrument – used in ways that reflect the Somali crossroads of Islamic styles and some other North African modes, but with an other-worldly vibe that's all its own! Imagine some of the more familiar Ethiopian styles of the time, but stripped-down to their core, and recorded in a much rootsier style – and you'll get part of the idea of this set. A few tunes use organ, but in this thin, almost reed-like way – and titles include "Muumina", "Ma Korto", "Laac", "Dakhtar", "Jamiila", and "Siina Miiri". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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