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General Music ProjectMr JP ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2001. Used ... $9.99
GM Project is Kenny Garrett on alto and soprano sax, Carlos McKinney on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks include "House Jazz", "My Mother's Spanish Song", "Black Beauty", and "Steppin' With Ganz". CD
(Out of print.)

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General Johnson & Chairmen Of The BoardTimeless ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Surprisingly great work from General Johnson & Chairmen Of The Board – a new recording, but with a soulful depth that shows they haven't lost it since the 70s! The General's vocals are as great as ever, with that odd little twinge that always made him one of the most distinctive singers in soul – and the arrangements on the set, although a bit smoother than in earlier years, are also a lot more consistent, and really sparkle with some great energy on the best tracks. Includes the group's killer new cut "Bless Your Heart", plus the tracks "Shoulda Coulda Woulda", "Shero", "Dreamin", "Jerry's In Love", "What Goes Around", "Don't Walk Away", "Bottom Line", and "On The Beach". CD

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Vinegar JoeFiner Things – The Island Recordings 1972/1973 (Vinegar Joe/Rock & Roll Gypsies/Six Star General/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A trio of overlooked albums from UK group Vinegar Joe – packaged here with bonus tracks as well! First up is the group's debut, Vinegar Joe – a record with a UK blend of roots rock and deeper blues currents – but served up in that 70s style that takes all the best elements way past their familiar incarnations! The group sports two singers – a young Robert Palmer and female vocalist Elkie Brooks – and although Palmer would soon emerge as a more pop-oriented artist, he's got plenty of soulful chops here – but maybe still only second to Elkie, who soars out with the sort of inspiration that must have touched Janis Joplin as well. Titles include "Circles", "Leg Up", "See The World", "Never Met A Dog", "Live A Little Get Somewhere", and "Avinu Malkenu". Next up is Rock & Roll Gypsies – a record with a really wonderful sound – tight, but never too polished – maybe that UK love of American soul inspirations that folks know more famously in work by artists like Joe Cocker or Traffic, but which is served up here with a really unique feel by the overlooked Vinegar Joe! The group sports a fantastic lead female vocalist in Elkie Brooks, who'd later go on to make some great records on her own – and a young Robert Palmer rounds out the lyrics with a quality that's so different than his later work, and maybe even more soulful overall. Titles include "Falling", "It's Gettin To The Point", "Buddy Can You Spare Me A Line", "Angel", "No One Ever Do", "Forgive Us", and "Charley's Horse". Last up is Six Star General – the third album from Vinegar Joe, and a set that we're not sure got the same global circulation as the earlier albums – which is a real shame, as the group here are maybe even more focused on their sound than before! By this point, Robert Palmer has left the group, but the wonderful Elkie Brooks is still in the lead on guitar – and the group have impeccable instrumentation from Jim Mullen on guitar, Keef Harley on drums, and Mike Deacon on keyboards. Titles include "Proud To Be", "Black Smoke Rising From The Calumet", "Let Me Down Easy", "Fine Thing", "Lady Of The Rain", and "Dream My Own Dreams". Also features bonus tracks "Speed Queen Of Ventura", "Long Way Round", and single versions of "Black Smoke Rising From The Calument" and "Rock & Roll Gypsies". CD

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✨✧ Michael BuckleyPlayaz Movement (punany, stalag, taxi, general) (10 inch dubplate acetate) ... 12-inch
Don One Dub, Early 2000s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Marlon Stewart/Roman & Ed RobinsonHi Fashion/General/Headache/Real Rock (10 inch dubplate acetate) ... 12-inch
Don One, Early 2000s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ AtmosphereFamily Sign (with bonus 7 inch single & download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 30.99
There's a richness in sound here that's both unusual for Atmosphere, and maybe for hip hop in general – as the use of piano and guitar on many songs really set the stage for some indie elements too! Not that the album's rock, as Slug's lyrics and rhymes are as crispy as ever – as is Ant's production – yet there is a quality here that's really part of the evolution of hip hop at the time, something that Atmosphere and other groups were helping trigger. Titles include "My Key", "The Last To Say", "Just For Show", "She's Enough", "Millennium Dodo", "Ain't Nobody", "Who I'll Never Be", "My Notes", "Something So", and "I Don't Need Brighter Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch & download!)

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AtmosphereSouthsiders ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The eighth album (!!!) from MN hip hop lifers Atmosphere – one of the most consistent, reliable duos in the game – and Southsiders is another honest, moody gem. Hip hop music in general doesn't get enough props as songwriter's genre, but Slug is hell of a good writer, with a compelling flow to suit, and a perfect production partner in Ant. It's as good as they've been in years. Includes "Camera Thief", "Arthur's Song", "The World Might Not Live Through The Night", "Star Shaped Heart", "Southsiders", "Bitter", "Fortunate", "Kanye West", "We Ain't Gonna Die Today", "Flicker", "Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver vinyl pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeves and booklet.)

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Includes mono and stereo mixes of the whole album! CD

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Black MoonRise Of Da Moon ... LP
Duck Down, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Brooklyn hip hop heavies Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee rise together for the first proper Black Moon album in 15 years – produced by the Da Beatminerz and featuring just a handful of guest spots, from Method Man, General Steele, Smif N Wessun, Rockness Monsta and Tek – doing their legacy proud by showing up with a sound that's a lot more relevant and resilient than it is nostalgic! Tight, straight forward independent hip hop from an influential crew. Includes the title track, "Creep Wit Me", "Da Don Flow", the headnodding funky standout "A Haaaa", "Ease Back" with Method Man & General Steel", "Impossible" with Smif N Wessun, "Glory", "General Fever", "At Night", "Pay Back", "Roll Wit Me" feat Tek, "Look At Them" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... CD
Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1971. Used ... $9.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Gary – but a really nice record overall, one that has him stretching out in the Atlantic years! 3 of the album's tracks were recorded live in Montreux, the others were recorded back in New York – and Gary plays a variety of instruments in addition to vibes, including electric piano, organ, and piano. Tracks are a mixture of modern and hippy, and titles include "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place", "The Sunset Bell", "Hullo Bolinas", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Conte CandoliLittle Band Big Jazz ... LP
Crown, 1960. Good ... $2.99
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gray label pressing. Cover has split seams with tape on the bottom seam, general wear, and aging.)
Also available Little Band Big Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Doug CarnSpirit Of The New Land ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Plenty of spirit, and plenty of soul – a 70s classic from organist Doug Carn, and a record that took his instrument, and jazz in general, to a whole new level for the decade! Carn's got this burning, righteous quality on his keys – a vibe that certainly owes something to Larry Young, but also takes off even further – working in a spiritual ensemble that also features his wife Jean Carn on vocals – sounding way more like a righteous jazz singer than on her later soul sides for Philly International! Other players are great, too – and include Charles Tolliver on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, George Harper on tenor and soprano sax, Buster Williams on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Tracks include "New Moon", "Trance Dance", "My Spirit", "Blue In Green", and "Arise & Shine". CD
(Remastered.)

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing – pre OJC. Cover has a bit of aging, a name in pen, and some general wear.)

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✨✧ Chairmen Of The BoardBittersweet ... LP
Invictus, 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent album from this sublime soul trio! The record's got a nice heavy style – similar to the funky soul that was creeping into the sound of other artists on the Invictus label – and it rumbles along with a nice fuzzy edge that adds a whole new dimension to the incredible vocals of the group. Holland-Dozier-Holland produced, but the real skill here is that of General Johnson and Greg Perry – who wrote all the songs on the album save one – and whose vocal genius really makes the whole thing soar. The album yielded no hits for the group, but still has plenty of great numbers – and with General Johnson's vocals, just about anything would sound great! Cuts include "Bittersweet", "Weary Traveler", "So Glad You're Mine", "Elmo James", "Working On A Building Of Love", and "Men Are Getting Scarce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar (4CD set) (advance CD pressing) ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4CD ... $24.99
Amazing work from guitarist Charlie Christian – an artist who only recorded for a few short years before an untimely early death – but a player whose work went onto have a huge impact on both the guitar and jazz music in general for years to come! Charlie's playing has a sharp edge that's undeniable – an approach to the guitar that's definitely jazz, yet also finds a place for bluesy inflections too – in styles that no doubt influenced later players like Grant Green or Tal Farlow – and which may have also been an inspiration to electrified bluesmen in the 50s, too. This package brings together a huge amount of Christian's crucial sides for the Columbia label – material that features his raw electric instrument in the company of the Benny Goodman sextet, where Charlie could really shine – and a bit in Benny's larger group too. The package also features raw material that has Christian playing with Count Basie & Lester Young, and the Metronome All Stars – plus detailed notes too. 98 tracks in all! CD
(Special advance promo pressing)

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Clark SistersYou Brought The Sunshine – The Sound Of Gospel Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A long-overdue look at the amazing Clark Sisters – a fantastic gospel group, and one with a vocal depth that we'd put right up there next to any of our favorite soul acts of the time! The Clarks are maybe best known for their landmark track "You Brought The Sunshine" – a completely righteous blend of gospel, soul, and disco that crossed over very big back in the day – but the group have an endless amount of great music to offer, a great deal of which is brought together in this wonderful set! The sisters always kept a strong ear towards the secular soul styles of their day – but they also always pushed things with the sort of amazing vocal interplay that used to only be the territory of male gospel groups in earlier decades – fantastic harmonies, soaring leads, and really great group formation. And if you're not a completely huge fan of gospel, don't worry – because the message here is often a more general one of positivity, which really lifts up the spirit of the tunes in a universal way. Titles include "You Brought The Sunshine (single edit)", "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright", "He Keeps Me Company", "Patience", "I'm Going To Have Just What I Want", "Power", "Overdose Of The Holy Ghost", "My Mind Is Made Up", "Nothing To Lose All To Gain", "No Other Name", "Keep On Looking Up", and "I Found What I'm Looking For". CD

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Billy CobhamLife & Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Full-on fusion from the great Billy Cobham – at his most pyrotechnic here, with drum lines that just about none of his contemporaries could ever hope to touch! Some moments have Cobham really taking off into the skies, right from the start of a track – but other moments are nicely spaced out, creating that sense of balance that's always made these late 70s Atlantic albums such standouts – not just in Billy's career, but in jazz fusion in general. John Scofield plays guitar throughout, and the record's got some great keyboards from Dawilli Gonga too – on titles that include "29", "Life & Times", "Siesta", "Earthlings", and "Song For A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, some pen, and an index sticker.)

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Miles DavisBitches Brew (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". CD features one bonus track – "Feio" – nearly 12 more minutes of electric goodness! CD

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DVDCenter Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri (blu-ray) ... DVD
Lucky Kind, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at a surprisingly strong source of music – the scene in Springfield, Missouri – a tiny stop along route 66 that's had more influence over the decades than you might expect! Writer Dave Hoekstra takes us to Springfield and tells the tale of the city's overlooked influence on rock, country, folk, gospel, and roots music in the 20th Century – providing lots of supporting interview footage along the way, with the likes of Merle Haggard, Dan Penn, Brenda Lee, Dave Alvin, Jonathan Richman, and Robbie Fulks – all of whom sing the praises of Springfield's impact on themselves, and music in general. The film runs for over 90 minutes – and this DVD edition comes with a full five bonus chapters! DVD

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Bob DylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
Bob's fourth record, and close runner up to Freewheelin' as the masterpiece of this early stage of his career. While the overly arch Times They Are A Changin' pretty much stood as the cornerstone of classifiable folk rock at the time, Another Side is just that. Dense, elliptical, and downright surreal at times, with some of the protesty stuff that made the media so happy & hungry, but much more layered and poetic. Another Side is also much more reverent of and indebted to the Harry Smith field recordings that Bob studied so hard, the stuff that finally caught on with the general public in the early 90s. Titles include "Spanish Harlem Incident", "It Ain't Me Babe", "Ballad In Plain D", "Black Crow Blues", "I Don't Believe You", "Motorpsycho Nitemare", "To Ramona", "Chimes Of Freedom", "My Back Pages", and "I Shall Be Free No 10". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob DylanNashville Skyline ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
Dylan's wonderful foray into country rock – the great Nashville Skyline! He takes his voice into a strangely crooning arena that we hadn't heard from him before or since, kinda adding a mysterious vibe of the whole thing. Titles include a duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From The North Country", plus "Lay Lady Lay", "Country Pie", "To Be Alone With You", and "One More Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has general wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod)Release Of An Oath ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good+ ... $39.99
The second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual focus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some ring and edge wear, light stains and minor flaking at the bottom 3 inches, and a half split bottom seam.)

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Farofa Carioca with Seu JorgeMoro No Brasil ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $11.99
Early work from Seu Jorge – heard here with the group Farfoca Carioca, but still in a style that's got the same soulful samba touches of his own work! The sound is a bit more upbeat here – vocals that are often sung by the whole group at once, even though Jorge gets plenty of solo moments – and the instrumentation is live and funk-based, but with plenty of jazzy flourishes on the horns, and a fair bit of Brazilian percussion too. And while the record maybe doesn't pack a punch that's as hard as some of Seu Jorge's best work, it's still plenty darn great on its own – a rare example of a set like this coming from Brazil at the time, and a real precursor for grown to come – not only in Jorge's music, but in Brazilian grooves in general! Titles include "Bebel", "Sao Gonca", "Moro No Brasil", "Jacare", "Indio", "Rabisca Robson", and "Menino Da Central". CD
(Out of print.)

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FoolFool ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
It's hard to get any more tripped out than this at the end of the 60s – and this one and only album by Fool kind of out-Peppers Sgt Peppers! Fool were actually better known at the time for their work as designers – including more than a few famous covers for groups on the British scene of the 60s – but on this debut LP, they take a whole new turn by stepping into a musical vein – playing in an odd blend of folk, rock, and ethereal instrumentation that has all the baroque and filled-in spaces of their design work! The set was recorded in LA, with production by Graham Nash – and the musical accompaniment by The Magi features drifting piano, earthy percussion, and lots of other unusual instruments that are produced with weird touches that completely transform their sound. The lyrics are all very playful and sing-songy – loose and unstructured at times, but in a way that only gives the record a more personal feel overall. Titles include "Hello Little Sister", "No One Will Ever Know", "Cry For Me", "Rainbow Men", "Voice On The Wind", "Fly", "Lay It Down", and "Inside Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has general wear, a cutout hole, a name in pen, and light aging.)

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Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good ... $14.99
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has general wear.)

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GenesisSpot The Pigeon – Match Of The Day/Pigeons/Inside & Out ... 7-inch
Charisma (UK), 1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some general wear and aging.)

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Terry GibbsTake It From Me ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
A really nice little session from Terry Gibbs – a rare one-off album for Impulse, and a straight jazz record that stands out from some of Terry's more gimmick-oriented albums of the 60s! Gibbs plays the vibes beautifully here – hitting with this sense of touch that really shines through – a really personal element that grabs us almost more than on earlier albums. The group's got a light, easygoing swing – one that really lets Terry take the lead at most points – and players include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. There's a few nice whimsical numbers on the set – showing Terry's (and the 60s in general) trend towards using the vibes in new ways and for new grooves – and titles include "Oge", "El Fatso", "Take It From Me", "Gee Dad It's A Deagan", and "8 LBs 10 oz". CD

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Gift Of DreamsMandroid ... LP
Jam Power/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
The rare second album from Gift Of Dreams – and that's saying a lot, because their debut was already pretty darn rare! This set follows strongly in the mode of that classic – tight boogie soul with a great 80s vibe – lots of basslines, plenty of keyboards, and beats that crackle with a sweet electro vibe – one that really fits all the wikki-wikki lines from the keys, and the general upbeat, partyful style of the music! Bettye Jo Miller sings lead vocals – despite the Mandroid title – and tracks include "Moonwalk", "Sunrise", "Sneeky", "Fantasy", "Video Sensation", and "Mandroid". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lee HookerDocumenting The Sensation Recordings 1948 to 1952 (3CD set) ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99 34.99
A really amazing package – not just for fans of John Lee Hooker, but for anyone who loves postwar blues in general! The work here is all from the tiny Sensation Records label in Detroit – the label to first record John Lee Hooker in the late 40s, and who continued to do sessions with Hooker even after they were getting some of their recordings placed on bigger labels for wider distribution. The massive 3CD set is the first to ever fully plumb the depths of these years – and brings together all the recordings made by Sensation, including some unusual alternates, related dates, and more – all with fantastic sound that really gets at the raspy brilliance of Hooker, and the way he effortlessly mixed up urban and rural modes on the Detroit scene. 71 tracks in all – and titles include "Hoogie Boogie", "Hastings Street Boogie (ext take)", "Hobo Blues (alt take)", "Henry's Swing Club", "Sailing Blues", "Build Myself A Cave (take 3)", "Alberta (alt take)", "Wednesday Evening", "John L's House Rent Boogie (alt take)", "Moon Is Rising (alt take)", "Story Of A Married Woman (alt take)", "Strike Blues (ext)", "I'm In The Mood (humming overdub)", "It Hurts Me So (alt take)", "That's All Right Boogie (underdub)", and lots more! CD

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". CD

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Syl JohnsonMs Fine Brown Frame ... LP
Erect/Boardwalk, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A bit of a comeback for Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson – a set initially recorded for the smaller indie Erect, but picked up for bigger distribution by Boardwalk thanks to a catchy title hit! The sound here is quite different from Syl's Twinight or Hi Records years – still a bit bluesy overall, but also going for a much tighter boogie-based groove – in keeping with the sound of Erect at the time. Johnson's vocals still retain that nice kind of pinch that shows his down home roots, but the instrumentation is much tighter than before – often in an electric mode that's a bit like Malaco in the 80s, only slicker. Syl produced the record with General Crook – and titles include the nice groover "Ms Fine Brown Frame", plus "Sweet Thing", "You Don't Have To Go", "It Ain't Easy", "Groove Me", and "Keep On Loving Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland KirkKirk In Copenhagen ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $44.99
A rare slice of work by Roland Kirk from his early years – a great live set recorded in Europe in the mid 60's – done in a looser mode than his studio sessions from the time! Kirk's playing his usual array of incredible horns – tenor, stritch, flute, nose flute, and manzello – with an international group that features Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and J.C. Moses on drums. In the setting, there's more of a hardbop feel to the material than on some of Kirk's studio sets – but given Roland's penchant for unusual phrasing, twin-reed blowing, and general free-thinking overall, the sound is pretty unique overall! Titles include "Mingus-Griff Song", "The Monkey Thing", and "On the Corner of King and Scott Streets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove! Cover and label have a cutout hole, but this is a great copy overall!)

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✨✧ Mandrake MemorialMandrake Memorial ... LP
Poppy, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Man, what a great little set! The album's a trippy yet laidback set of well-crafted pop – never over-indulgent, but filled with nice late 60s touches that include sitar and electric keyboards in the instrumentation – and a general fuzziness overall in the way things are presented, making for a hazey-sounding set that's incredibly seductive. The tunes all have some nice folksy touches underneath – and while we might be tempted to call this one sunshine pop, it's a bit darker and too brooding to fit the sunshine tag – and deserves well enough to stand on its own! Titles include "Dark Lady", "To A Lonely", "House Of Mirrors", "Sunday Noon", "Next Number", and "Bird Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear and a cutout hole – vinyl is nice.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Maxwell's third album, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware or Leroy Hutson without ever having to resort to aping them or sampling their hooks. 12 tracks, including "Getting To Know Ya", "Lifetime", "Changed", "For Lovers Only", "Temporary Nite", "Silently", "Symptom Unkown" and "Now/At The Party". CD

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MaxwellNow (brown vinyl pressing) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 2001. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021
Maxwell's third LP, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware or Leroy Hutson without ever having to resort to aping them or sampling their hooks. 12 tracks, including "Getting To Know Ya", "Lifetime", "Changed", "For Lovers Only", "Temporary Nite", "Silently", "Symptom Unkown" and "Now/At The Party". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited "Root Beer" brown vinyl pressing!)
Also available Now ... CD 1.99

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NektarDown To Earth ... LP
Passport, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, general wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ 100 Proof Aged In Soul100 Proof Aged In Soul ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A stone burner from 100 Proof Aged In Soul – a group who really take off with this tight second record! The album's a classic from the days when soul music ruled AM radio on both sides of the tracks – and the rest of the album is equally great – packing that tight post-Motown punch that made the Hot Wax label one of the best proponents of Detroit soul in the 70s! Arrangements are by a huge amount of early 70s heavyweights – McKinley Jackson, Paul Riser, and HB Barnum – and the set was produced by General Johnson and Greg Perry, in a style that soars along with the Chairmen Of The Board albums of the time. Titles include "Words", "I Don't Care If I Never Get Over You", "Everything Good Is Bad", "Ghetto Girl", "Nothing Sweeter Than Love", and "Don't You Wake Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Plastic CloudPlastic Cloud ... LP
Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A legendary set from the Canadian 60s underground – a landmark record from a group who've gone onto become huge over the years with psych collectors, even though they never cracked the charts (or the US market) at the time! The set's way more than just another obscure rock release – as it's got a sharpness, tightness, and sense of songcraft that matches some of the bigger names in the US scene at the time – put together with a style that knows when to open up, but never loses itself in self-indulgence either. There's some surprisingly strong harmonies throughout the tunes – which often have a fuzzy, rollicking edge, but without losing sight of the sunny groove – and titles include "Epistle To Paradise", "Shadows Of Your Mind", "Art's A Happy Man", "Bridge Under A Sky", the epic centerpiece "You Don't Care", "Face Behind The Sun", "Dainty General Rides", and "Civilization Machine". LP, Vinyl record album

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RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's incredible leadership behind the mic. Guests include Nas, Method Man, Inspektah Deck and more from the Wu Tang family. An absolute standard-bearer! Titles include "Knuckleheadz", "Knowledge God", "Criminology", "Incarcerated Scarfaces", "Guillotine (Swords)", "Glaciers Of Ice", "Ice Cream", and more! CD

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Rare BirdBorn Again ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some general wear.)

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Martha ReevesRest Of My Life ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Great solo work from Motown legend Martha Reeves – a singer who managed to keep on going strongly after parting ways with the Vandellas! The set's got Martha's wonderful voice set up in a very different way – on a mix of mellow, sophisticated ballads that are somewhere between Marlena Shaw and Gladys Knight – plus some more upbeat, soaring tunes that carry a lot of east coast club touches – a nice trace of Philly groove to help Reeves reach some of the dancefloor heights of before! Production (and we assume arrangements) are by Tony Silvester, Bert De Coteaux, General Johnson, and Tony Camillo – and tracks include "Thank You", "Love Blind", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "The Rest Of My Life", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", "Second Chance", and "Now That We Found Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear, a cutout hole, and lightly bent corners.)

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Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (Jim Flora cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A rare mid 50s collaboration between pianist Andre Previn and trumpeter Shorty Rogers – an instrumental collaboration between the pair – one that's mostly set up in the mode of Rogers style of the time with his Giants group – but which also really sparkles tremendously with the addition of Previn's brightly-colored piano lines! We'd honestly never thought that highly of Andre's work until hearing this set – and his presence here really adds a new dimension to the Shorty Rogers groove of the 50s – a set of tones that spring out wonderfully, and really illuminate the set! Other players include Bud Shank, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, and Bob Cooper – on 13 titles that include "It's Delovely", "Heat Wave", "40 Below", "Claudia", "General Cluster", "Everything I've Got", "Call For Cole", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ ScientistDub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear ... LP
Jah Life, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Classic level Scientist dubs from the end of the 70s/dawn of the 80s – cut at Channel 1 with backing by the Roots Radics Band – and Jah Life sitting on the production and arrangements! We don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to hear it, but The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear was cut as a dub companion Flick Wilson's School Days LP, and it's really strong stuff – hard to believe that languished unreleased for the next couple of decades. There's a raw, wollopling clap on the percussion tip, and the rhythmic sensibility is pretty heavy in general – balanced nicely by lightly vamping guitars, keyboards that range from soulful to spacey, and an echoey atmosphere that's tripped out just enough. Includes "Jah Turn The Dub", "My Lady's Dub", "Yallas Dub", "Slave Master Dub", "Where Wicked Gonna Dub", "Facts Of Dub", "I Don't Mind Dub", "Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub", "Rockers Dub" and "School Days Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 issue on Deeper Knowledge.)

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Brian ShanleyDodged & Burned – Seminal Rock Photography 1976-1984 ... Book
HoZac, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
An incredible document of the punk and post punk era live music scene in Chicago by Brian Shanley – a photographer and designer who shot so many iconic bands and did design work for Wax Trax Records early on – and this book of his black & whites is pretty breathtaking if you have even a passive interest in punk or Chicago live music history in general! It captures some of the earliest Chicago appearances by solo era Iggy Pop,The Ramones, Bauhaus, Pere Ubu, Patti Smith, Motorhead, The Dead Boys and so many more, pics from some of the legendary suburban Chicago gigs in Wheeling and Schaumburg by punk bands back in the day with gigs in the city proper were harder to get, shots of seminal Chicago bands like Skafish and Tutu & The Pirates around town, shots of X in their own LA stomping grounds, Television and others at their CBGBs home base – it's one amazing shot after another here. After a short foreword and intro the book is almost all photos, every one of them vital. Book

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterEtcetera ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Don't let the title fool you, as the album's hardly an "etcetera" – not some run-on work from Wayne Shorter, but a real lost cooker from his 60s Blue Note years! The record's got a very sharp-edged quartet sound – a bit modern and edgey at times, with sharp tenor lines from Shorter, piano from Herbie Hancock, bass from Cecil McBee, and drums from Joe Chambers. Wayne recorded the date in 1965, but the material wasn't issued by Blue Note until 15 years later – a delay that somehow made the whole thing even more of a gem, especially at a time when Shorter wasn't blowing this strongly on record. Tracks include four originals "Toy Tune", "Penelope", "Etcetera", and "Barracudas" – plus the Gil Evans number "Barracudas (General Assembly)". CD

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 4.99

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Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keeping It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. CD
Also available Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 3.99

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WhoTommy ... LP
Decca, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park with this one – and pushed the group way way past the simpler songs the were recording just a year before – into this deeply introspective territory, spun out both in the album's words and music. The Tommy tale's been well told many times over the years – so we won't bother with the full narrative – but just let us say that it's hard to go wrong with this one, an essential item in any collection of adventurous rock – classic or otherwise. Titles include "The Acid Queen", "It's A Boy", "Sally Simpson", "Miracle Cure", "Pinball Wizard", "Do You Think It's Alright", "Cousin Kevin", "Christmas", "Tommy's Holiday Camp", "I'm Free", and "We're Not Gonna Take It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing, with the booklet. Cover has surface wear and a lightly bumped corner.)

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Danny WoodsAries ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A rare solo effort from Danny Woods – a record cut away from Chairmen Of The Board during a stretch when the group had temporarily disbanded – and an excellent showcase for Danny's strength on his own! Woods is really wonderful here – with a proud, righteous quality that really soars out away from General Johnson and Harrison Kennedy – perfect for the righteous backings arranged by HB Barnum and McKinley Jackson – whose spirits really fit some of the more progressive modes of the music. There's plenty of upbeat, positive moments throughout – and titles include "Two Can Be As Lonely As One", "Let Me Ride", "It Didn't Take Long", "Everybody's Got A Song To Sing", "Working On A Building Of Love", and "Roller Coaster". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBest Party Dances Of All Time ... CD
BMG, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Van McCoy, El General, Los Del Rio, King Africa, the Village People, Carrapicho, and Chubby Checker. CD
(Tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousDancehall 101 Volume 2 ... CD
VP, 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Wicked burning Dancehall collection of hot tracks and fierce rhythms, from VP. 17 massive numbers: Johnny Osbourne "No Ice Cream Sound", Super Beagle "Dust Out A Sound Bwoy", Sister Nancy "Bam Bam", Super Cat "Boops", Pinchers "Bandelero", Shelly Thunder "Kuff", Courtney Melody "Modern Girl", Foxy Brown "Sorry", Tony Rebel "Fresh Vegetable", Shabba Ranks "Love Punnany Bad", Alton Black & Blacka Ranks "A Gal A Just Watch You", Shabba Ranks "Wicked Inna Bed", Ninja Man "Murder Dem" and El General "Pun Tun Tun". Includes a second disc mixed by DJ Roy and DJ Dale of Road International Disco. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousDifferent Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – which built new tracks on older rhythms – Pottinger works here with new grooves, mostly by The Revolutionaries – mostly slow-tripping, at a level that takes off from the roots years – topped with a mix of singers and DJs that get some really great dubby production touches! This isn't the digital work of a few years to come, but warm, well-crafted material that caps off the last moment before reggae took on some more electronic styles in the following decade – all served up with the usual great notes and attention to detail we love from the Doctor Bird label. The package features 34 tracks in all – some unreleased – and titles include "Tan Turdy" by Errol Scorcher, "Stormy Weather (12" mix)" by Bobby Ellis, "Different Fashion" by Lee Van Cleef, "A Little Bit Of Love" by Jah Thomas, "Whole Lot Of Loving" by The Enchanters, "Oppressor" by Tony Tuff, "Financial Problem" by Zara, "Annie Palmer (12" mix)" by Papa Ritchie, "Mr Landlord (12" mix)" by Michael Palmer, "Road Block" by Carl & Gibby, "General" by Ranking Joe, and "It's My Home (12" mix)" by Lorna Bennett. CD

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✨✧ VariousFunky Funky New Orleans 2B ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, 1970s. Sealed ... $26.99
Funky Funky New Orleans is back – in this 2-part part 2 series! (Confusing, ain't it?) Like the now-famous first volume, both of these second volumes feature a stunning array of rare funky tunes from the Crescent City – obscure funky 45 numbers that go way way past the hits you might find on some of the more general New Orleans compilations, to feature a wealth of material that even we haven't heard before. The sound is a bit rough on a few of these numbers – in a stone-heavy garage funk style that makes the grooves come across even more strikingly than they might otherwise – and there's also a fair bit of 70s jazz funk jamming on these tunes, freer and more upbeat than the usual heavy New Orleans groove. Titles on this second volume include "The Saints (Boogaloo At Halftime)" by The All Stars, "Mercy D" by Sam & The Soul Machine, "Funky Belly (parts 1 & 2)" by Larry Foster, "21st Century Kenya" by Electrostats, "Things Are Better" by Ernie & The Top Notes, "The Next Ball Game" by Inell Young, "Sissy Walk (parts 1 & 2 – original Scram mix)" by Sonny Jones, and "Take A Hold Brothers & Sisters" by Richard Caiton. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGreg Belson's Divine Disco Vol 2 – Obscure Gospel Disco 1979 to 1987 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A pretty fantastic selection of rare disco tracks from the American underground – all of them infused with a spiritual message, but served up with grooves that go head to head with some of the best underground club of the time! The mix of positive energy and upbeat grooves is wonderful – and if you've ever heard the Clark Sisters club classic "You Brought The Sunshine", then you'll definitely know the spirit of these tunes! If you're worried about the message being one that you're not into, don't – because there's sort of a universal spirit going on here – one that gets past conventions of the church, and which really goes for a general uplifting message that's totally great – almost a precursor to some of the positive house in more recent decades. And speaking of house, there's less of that here than you'd expect – as most of the instrumentation and production are strongly in the best New York underground modes from the disco years – with less of any 80s or electro soul elements. Titles include "I Believe" by Calvin B Rhone, "Imitations" by Johnson Family Gospel Singers, "Change" by Wisdom, "On That Other Shore" by Harrison Jones & The Voices Of Harmony, "I've Been Converted" by The Converters, "Ain't No Way To Do Wrong" by New Creation, "Take It To The Streets" by Prophecy, "Let The Lord Come In Your Life" by Wisdom, "Keep The Fire" by Paradise, and "Jesus Is On The Mainline" by Mr Jesse R McGuire. CD

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VariousMister Doo Presents The Doo Experience ... CD
Profile, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Bobo General, Frankie Paul, Trevor Sparks, Cutty Ranks, Nardo Ranks, Derrick Irie, Reggie Stepper, and Superman & Spiderman. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $18.99
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". CD
(Out of print.)
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Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 29.99
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Polygram/Lilith (Italy), 1968. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $29.99 30.98
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". LP, Vinyl record album
(On heavy vinyl – and with a bonus CD of the album!)
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Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". Also, this excelltn version features some wonderful bonus tracks that have Caetano Veloso working with Os Mutantes – on "E Proibido Proibir", "Ambiente De Festival", A Voz Do Morto", "Baby", "Saudossimo", and "Marcianita". CD
Also available
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis ... CD 18.99
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Billy ButterfieldCollege Jazz Sampler ... LP
Trans World, 1955. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual session – with Butterfield on trumpet, plus Nick Caiazza on tenor, Al Casamenti on guitar, and Mickey Crane on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams held with old tape and some general wear.)

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✨✧ Doug CarnSpirit Of The New Land ... LP
Black Jazz, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of spirit, and plenty of soul – a 70s classic from organist Doug Carn, and a record that took his instrument, and jazz in general, to a whole new level for the decade! Carn's got this burning, righteous quality on his keys – a vibe that certainly owes something to Larry Young, but also takes off even further – working in a spiritual ensemble that also features his wife Jean Carn on vocals – sounding way more like a righteous jazz singer than on her later soul sides for Philly International! Other players are great, too – and include Charles Tolliver on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, George Harper on tenor and soprano sax, Buster Williams on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Tracks include "New Moon", "Trance Dance", "My Spirit", "Blue In Green", and "Arise & Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl reissue on Real Gone Music.)
Also available Spirit Of The New Land ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiPoliziotto Senza Paura ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool Italian cop soundtrack work from Stelvio Cipriani – easily one of the true masters of the genre! The music is a great mix of mellow moods and funkier moments – spare, piano or keyboard-tinged tunes, which are then offset by more driving numbers that push along with fast guitar, heavy drums, and the general sort of groove you might expect in cop show work of the 70s! Cipriani always does a good job of bringing in some lyrical, more sensitive elements to his music – things that really keep things light, while also creating a rich sense of feeling – quite a bit different than slicker US police work of the period. CD features 22 tracks in all – a nicely groovy mix of styles! CD

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

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)
Also available Bitches Brew (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bitches Brew (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Digital UndergroundSex Packets (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut from Digital Underground – an early 90s classic that opened the door for a whole new audience for hip hop at the time! The set effortlessly mixes old school funk with contemporary hip hop modes – and also maybe brings back in a bit of the party sort of vibe of early hip hop from New York – but with a definitely west coast spin here, given the heavy use of bass! The record opened the door for a whole new level of appreciation of older styles of soul and funk – while also giving both the group and hip hop in general a new platform from which to speak – one that was maybe seen by some as slightly commercial at the time, but which has gone on to be an undeniable part of the hip hop legacy! Titles include the hits "Doowutchyalike" and "Humpty Dance" – plus "Freaks of the Industry", "The Way We Swing", "Sex Packets", "Street Scene", "Packet Man", "Underwater Rimes (rmx)", "The New Jazz", "Rhymin On The Funk", "The Danger Zone", and "Packet Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on clear blue vinyl – 2LPs, for better sound than the original!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack Brown & Beige – A Duke Ellington Tone Parallel To The American Negro (2 x 12 inch 78 rpm set) ... 78 RPM
RCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2 x 12" 78 RPM ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has a split spine, general wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzSong Is You ... CD
LRC/Laser Light, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very interesting live set from 1969, and one that captures Stan Getz hanging in the balance between a number of different eras! He's playing here in a vein that's very similar to his work on the classic Sweet Rain album – with wonderfully rich emotional solos, filled with pain and longing – but the record also features touches of earlier bossa years, especially on the track "One Note Samba", which features an unnamed female vocalist! The group's a very hip one – with Stanley Cowell on piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – and titles include "For Jane", "All The Things You Are", "Major General", "The Song Is You", "One Note Samba", and "Folk Tune For Bass". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisToughest Tenors ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70's 2LP set that reissues some of the classic tenor material from Griff and Lockjaw recorded for the Jazzland label in the early 60's. The set's got some great gutsy hardbop material, plus a number of excellent Monk interpretations. Titles include "Epistrophy", "Camp Meeting", "Tin Tin Deo", "Walkin", and "Good Bait". Nice set of notes on the duo, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some general wear and notes in pen.)

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek/Palle Danielsson/Jon ChristensenSleeper – Tokyo April 16 1979 ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare slice of ECM Records from the 70s – a previously-unreleased live performance – featuring some of the label's most influential talents of the time! The core energy here comes from the piano of Keith Jarrett and reeds of Jan Garbarek – both musicians whose instruments shaped the sound of the label, and of jazz in general, during this crucial decade in modern music – aided here by Palle Danielsson on bass and Jon Christensen on drums – players with a keen ear for the sorts of rhythms needed to really make the music flow! Tracks are quite long, and in some of the best spirit of Jarrett's work with reeds – yet also warmer than his music with Dewey Redman at the time. Really beautiful throughout – with tracks that include "Personal Mountains", "Innocence", "Chant Of The Soil", "New Dance", "Oasis", "So Tender", and "Prism". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloTV's Top Themes ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great set of tracks from one of our favorite arrangers of all time! Pete Rugolo is best known to the world for his work with Stan Kenton, June Christy, and the Four Freshmen – but this album of TV themes is pretty darn fab, and it includes a lot of strange bits that push it past the regular TV kind of album. The personnel isn't listed, but the sound is plenty groovy – very much in keeping with Rugolo's best upbeat work from the post-Capitol years. Titles include "Theme From Dick Van Dyke", "Route 66", "General Electric Theatre Logo", "Nervous", "Naked City", "Ichabod & Me", and "My Three Sons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Pat TraversCrash & Burn ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creases on the spine, staining on the back, and some general wear.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. Very Good- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear and bent corners.)
Also available
Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 3.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Jon BatisteChronology Of A Dream – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jon Batiste is fantastic here – way more so than we normally give him credit for, and maybe even sharper in a live setting than in the studio! The group works with a mix of jazz, funk, and soul – but very different than Jon's band on TV, as there's deeper, richer elements going on – both in the general colors of the instruments, and in the way that the solos soar out and really give the songs some emotion. The lineup features tenor, alto, trumpet, and lots of nice bottom currents on the rhythms – sometimes funky, sometimes more lyrical – all topped with great piano lines from Batiste, who also sings a bit too. Much of the phrasing and flavor is more modern than some of his other albums – and titles include "Blacck", "Prince", "Pwwr", "Birthe", "Kenner", "Story", "Ordr", and "Higher". CD

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✨✧ Jon BatisteChronology Of A Dream – Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jon Batiste is fantastic here – way more so than we normally give him credit for, and maybe even sharper in a live setting than in the studio! The group works with a mix of jazz, funk, and soul – but very different than Jon's band on TV, as there's deeper, richer elements going on – both in the general colors of the instruments, and in the way that the solos soar out and really give the songs some emotion. The lineup features tenor, alto, trumpet, and lots of nice bottom currents on the rhythms – sometimes funky, sometimes more lyrical – all topped with great piano lines from Batiste, who also sings a bit too. Much of the phrasing and flavor is more modern than some of his other albums – and titles include "Blacck", "Prince", "Pwwr", "Birthe", "Kenner", "Story", "Ordr", and "Higher". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Includes Mono and Stereo mixes of the whole album! CD
Also available Pet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Andrea Caputo, edAll City Writers – The Graffiti Diaspora ... Book
Kitchen 93, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most amazing graffiti book you'll ever hope to own – an amazingly heavy, oversized volume that tells the tale of the birth of the format and its global spread – served up in dozens of articles brought together in the space of an imaginary newspaper! The pages are huge, and the writing really matches the vivid images alongside – and is augmented by loads of cool details like subway and train route maps, a New York graffiti timeline, and pages and pages of full-color artwork! To be honest, we'd thought the graffiti book was done a long time ago, but this volume has really re-inspired our interest – and is essential reading not just for fans of graf art, but also of hip hop culture and urban spaces in general. 406 super-heavy pages, full color, oversized. Book

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of those "greatest hits" of Greatest Hits collections – as Smash Hits has come to be regarded by many as a key entry in the cannon of classic rock – thanks to tremendous work from Jimi, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell! Every track here is a gem – definitely the "smash" promised in the title, as the record's filled with Hendrix treasures that include "Purple Haze", "Fire", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Stone Free", "Crosstown Traffic", "All Along The Watchtower", "Red House", "Foxy Lady", and "Hey Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing, MSK 2025. Cover has some general wear and a spot of tape.)
Also available Jimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Janet JacksonWhen I Think Of You (dance rmx, inst, extra beats, dub acapella) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1986. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A remixed version of one of Janet's bigger tracks from the landmark album Control – served up here in all its Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis brilliance! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE: Cover has staining and peeling on the spine, and some general wear.)

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✨✧ TwilightStill Loving You ... CD
Luv N' Haight, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost bit of Cali soul from the 80s – the first album from Twilight, not really a group, but more of a solo studio project from Lawrence Ross! Ross was a shift worker at General Mills, but had some free time to conceive his dream soul album during the twilight hours of the day – hence the name of the "group" –and after slaving away on his off hours to put the whole thing together, he recorded most of this set within the space of a week playing most of the instruments himself! A few other guest artists came in to round out the sound, but there's definitely a personal quality to the record that belies Ross' close association with the whole thing – carefully written tunes that could have challenged the mainstream, had they gotten bigger production, but which have a great deal of charm since they're done here in a more stripped-down, indie-styled way. Twilight has all the best aspects of soul acts of the time – some tight groovers that mix up boogie rhythms with some warmer Cali soul – and a few mellower cuts that benefit from some cool spacey keyboards. Titles include "Play My Game", "Scorpittiarus", "We'll Be Special", "Love's High", "You Know It's Me", "Love's The Way", "Straight To My Heart", and "Just A Kiss Away". CD

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✨✧ WhoTommy – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Geffen, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park with this one – and pushed the group way way past the simpler songs the were recording just a year before – into this deeply introspective territory, spun out both in the album's words and music. The Tommy tale's been well told many times over the years – so we won't bother with the full narrative – but just let us say that it's hard to go wrong with this one, an essential item in any collection of adventurous rock – classic or otherwise. Titles include "The Acid Queen", "It's A Boy", "Sally Simpson", "Miracle Cure", "Pinball Wizard", "Do You Think It's Alright", "Cousin Kevin", "Christmas", "Tommy's Holiday Camp", "I'm Free", and "We're Not Gonna Take It". CD
(Out of print Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing.)
Also available Tommy ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polygram/Lilith (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis ... CD 18.99
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 29.99
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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✨✧ Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod)Release Of An Oath (maroon & white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual focus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on maroon & white marbled 45 rpm vinyl!)
Also available Release Of An Oath ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ ICP Orchestra & Nieuw Amsterdams PeilDe Hondemepper ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful recent work from this decades-long creative music project – a set that has a number of tunes and plenty of spirit from group founder Misha Mengelberg – even though Mengelberg's health means that he's no longer part of the lineup! Yet Misha really brought the ICP, and the European scene in general, a special sort of energy – dynamic improvisation that matched the best of his generation, but a sense of warmth and wit that are completely unique – carried on here in great ways by the group, who are expanded with the addition of the Niew Amsterdams Peil – which makes for a much larger group than usual, with the addition of instrumentation that includes bassoon, mandolin, and panflute – in addition to more familiar saxes, trumpet, trombone, piano, and cello. The music is wonderfully playful – effortlessly swinging between structure and freedom – and titles include "De Hondemepper", "Pools & Pals", "A La Russe", "Cro Magnon Nights", "Een Hutje Van Gras", "Dressoir", and "De Purperen Softa". CD

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✨✧ Smif-N-WessunDah Shinin' (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic Boot Camp hip hop from the Clik's peak era – with timeless production by Da Beatminerz. Stark, hard hitting beats of forthright rhymes from the heart of the mid 90s – such a classic era for hip hop in general, and this one strands strong even in such impeccable company! It might even sound better in hindsight than it did back in the day, given with wealth of classics that came out of the hip hop class of '95, you could be forgiven for overlooking it a bit in hindsight, but this genuinely up there with Liquid Swords, Cuban Linx, The Infamous Mobb Deep and the rest of the best. Includes "Timz N Hood Check", "Wrektime", Wontime", "Sound Bwoy Bureill", "Bucktown", and "Home Sweet Home" – making good use of Roy Ayers "We Live In Brooklyn", and "Let's Git It On". Includes the bonus tracks "Wreckonize (rmx vo)" and "Headz Ain't REdee". CD

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✨✧ VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD
 
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Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches from Cesar Carmargo Mariano, whose work on Elis Regina's 70s sessions is still the stuff of legend! Elis' vocals dominate, but when Tom comes in, the result is even more spectacular – especially given the generally light instrumentation used on most tracks – which means that the vocals carry the bulk of the sound on the set! Includes the pair's sublime duet on "Aguas de Marco", plus the tracks "Fotografia", "Brigas, Nunca Mais", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Chovendo No Roseira", "Modinha", and "Triste". CD

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... CD
Cadet, 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! CD

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VariousWith Love – A Pot Of Flowers (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Beat (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A sweet sampling of late 60s psyche from the American underground – a collection of work by different groups who represent some of the most obscure artists on the Mainstream label at the time – fleshed out here with a slew of bonus tracks that more than doubles the running time of the original album! The work here is all generally pretty hard rocking – heavy on guitars, with lots of fuzz – sometimes in support of sweeter-styled lyrics and a dreamier, more melodic feel, other times set to darker and more hallucinatory themes. The 12 original album tracks include "Hungry Women" and "No Me Tomorrow" by Euphoria, "Wind Dream" and "Baby Dear" by The Wildflower, "My Dear & Kind Sir" and "I Think I'm Down" by The Harbinger Complex, and "Walking Down The Road" and "Streetcar" by The Other Side. There's a stunning 13 bonus tracks (!!!) – mono single versions of Wild Flower, Otherside, Euphoria and Harbinger Complex tracks and mid 60s cuts by alternate Mainstream & Brent combos The New Dawn, The Word, The Ban, Thee Unusuals and The Ariel! Includes "Slave Of Desire" by New Dawn, "Now It's Over" and "So Little Time" by The Word, "Place Of Sin" by The Word, "I Could Go On" by Thee Unusuals and more. Includes a 24-page booklet with group histories and other notes. Killer! CD

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✨✧ Fu-SchnickensFU - Don't Take It Personal ... CD
Jive, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic early 90s debut of Fu-Schnickens – who along with Das EFX brought a dizzying display of tongue twisting, pop culture referencing, seriously skillful fast rap style into the scene. Includes the classic single "True Fuschnick", strongly reminiscient of Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario" in a GOOD way, given the Fu crew's distinctive rap style, plus ATCQ gets a production credit for that one – along with "Heavenly Father" and "La Schmoove" featuring Phife Dog. Other tracks include "Ring The Alarm", "Props", "Check It Out", "Back Off", "Generals", "Check It Out" and "Bebo". CD
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✨✧ Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... CD
Philips/Verve (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches from Cesar Carmargo Mariano, whose work on Elis Regina's 70s sessions is still the stuff of legend! Elis' vocals dominate, but when Tom comes in, the result is even more spectacular – especially given the generally light instrumentation used on most tracks – which means that the vocals carry the bulk of the sound on the set! Includes the pair's sublime duet on "Aguas de Marco", plus the tracks "Fotografia", "Brigas, Nunca Mais", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Chovendo No Roseira", "Modinha", and "Triste". CD
Also available Elis & Tom ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spice Of Life ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... LP
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches from Cesar Carmargo Mariano, whose work on Elis Regina's 70s sessions is still the stuff of legend! Elis' vocals dominate, but when Tom comes in, the result is even more spectacular – especially given the generally light instrumentation used on most tracks – which means that the vocals carry the bulk of the sound on the set! Includes the pair's sublime duet on "Aguas de Marco", plus the tracks "Fotografia", "Brigas, Nunca Mais", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Chovendo No Roseira", "Modinha", and "Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Elis & Tom ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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