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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. Used ... $4.99
Prince in a grand groove – really hitting a new level of funk with a razor-sharp edge – and even blowing away some of his work on previous records! The record's a soundtrack for a film – Under The Cherry Moon – and although that movie never had the success of Purple Rain, we actually think it left behind an even stronger musical legacy – one that has Prince finding even more of a funky voice than before, with so many wonderfully freaky twists and turns! The music never got the showcase it might have deserved, because of the failure of the film – but it's one of our favorite Prince albums ever, and includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown, The whole album's got some great sweeping, pop psyche orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer – and titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD

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US3Broadway & 52nd ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $2.99
Not a bad record overall, despite a slightly painful attempt from Bruce Lundvall (in the liner notes) to claim that US 3 are Blue Note's link between the past and the future – a fact that everyone certainly knew by then, as the group scored more cash for Blue Note in a short time than most other artists did in a lifetime! Apart from the odd rap, which as always, gets in the way, there's some nice enough moments on here – especially when Ed Jones gets to play a bit of sax. Titles include "Hymn For Her", "Soul Brother", "Time & Space", "Doin A Crime", "Nowadays", "Grand Groove", "True To The Game", "Come On Everybody (Get Down", "Caught Up In A Struggle", and "Soul Brother". CD
(Out of print.)

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Crowns Of GloryWon't It Be Grand ... CD
Peacock/Playback, 1974. Used ... $9.99
One of the deepest records issued on the Peacock label in the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given the soulful sound of the legendary gospel imprint! The Crowns Of Glory work here as a many-voiced unit, but one with a really intimate feel – often set to a spare groove, and with a single singer up front in the mix – who really inhabits the tune and makes it their own, while getting just the right support from the rest of the group. Lead vocals are by the great Billy J Shepherd, Debra Brody, and Len Martin – and the album's almost got more of a soul-style of arrangement overall – with a number of slinky, slow-stepping tunes that use this beautiful, subtle blend of Hammond and electric bass. Tracks include a great cover of "Ain't No Sunshine", plus "I Can't Thank Him enough", "Won't It Be Grand", "Worried Mind", "Lord Hold Me In Your Arms", and "I Don't Want To Do Wrong". CD

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Johnny Griffith IncGrand Central Shuttle/My Love (RCA) ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Funky work from this excellent Detroit keyboardist! "Grand Central" is a humming instrumental – one that begins with raw guitar licks and hi-hats, plucking out the groove before more guitar scratches on in, and Johnny comes over the top on some hard piano lines. Wah wah gets into the mix – and there's a funky breakdown that's right off a Lalo Schifrin 70s soundtrack. Very nice! The flip's a ballad – in case you were wondering – and pretty sleepy at that. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve, including jukebox strips.)

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Grofe/BeethovenGrand Canyon Suite/Wellington Victory – Morton Gould ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red label deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Earl Hines with Roy Eldridge & Coleman HawkinsGrand Reunion ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Earl Hines leads a group that includes special guests like Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins – and the material's a relatively traditional batch of tunes, done in Earl's classic piano style. The group performs an extended "Portrait Of Fats Waller", plus shorter tracks like "C Jam Blues", "Rosetta", and "Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, in the extravagant gatefold cover, in fantastic shape!)

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Lou LevyLou Levy Plays Baby Grand Jazz ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. Used ... $14.99
Given that a busty babe is leaning into the left side of the piano keyboard on the cover, we'd almost expect Lou Levy to focus mostly on the lighter notes on the right – but instead, he really opens up with some great deep notes on the cover, and takes the album far past anything you might expect! Levy's a really subtle player, one who never overstates his obvious ear for modern tones and musical elements – but he's really got a way of bringing them into his music in ways you wouldn't expect – either in the way he shapes a note on the mellower cuts, or comes up with a groove on the more lively ones. There's none of the flowery sounds you might expect from the "baby grand" title – and instead, Lou is in very comfortable territory – working in trio format with the great Max Bennett on bass, and drummer Gus Johnson – on titles that include "Little Girl", "Undecided", "The Gypsy", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "I've Found A New Baby", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic patterns too – a bit Jamaican at times, but certainly not reggae – and somewhat sunny and Caribbean styled, but not in a way that's cheesy or filled with any hokey island-styled stereotypes. Instead, the tunes are deeply funk and soulful – grooving with plenty of dark edges and gritty instrumentation that's often heavy on the guitar. Many numbers have vocals, and those are great too – and as usual with the Numero label, the whole thing's put together with amazing notes and packaging, so that you get a full history lesson and a heck of a lot of photos to support the music too! Titles include "Gonna Build A Nation" by Cyril Ferguson, "Mustang Sally", "I Am The Man For You Baby", and "Funky Fever" by Jay Mitchell, "Theme From Shaft" by Esquires LTD, "Gimme Some Skin (inst)" by Frank Penn, "Words To My Song" by Dry Bread, "People Won't Change" by Willpower, "Take Five" by Ozzie Hall, "Watcha Gonna Do Bout It" and "The Time For Loving Is Now" by Mustangs, "Honesty Is The Best Policy" by Gospel Chandeliers, and "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall. CD
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP 16.99

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 26.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic patterns too – a bit Jamaican at times, but certainly not reggae – and somewhat sunny and Caribbean styled, but not in a way that's cheesy or filled with any hokey island-styled stereotypes. Instead, the tunes are deeply funk and soulful – grooving with plenty of dark edges and gritty instrumentation that's often heavy on the guitar. Many numbers have vocals, and those are great too – and as usual with the Numero label, the whole thing's put together with amazing notes and packaging, so that you get a full history lesson and a heck of a lot of photos to support the music too! Titles include "Gonna Build A Nation" by Cyril Ferguson, "Mustang Sally", "I Am The Man For You Baby", and "Funky Fever" by Jay Mitchell, "Theme From Shaft" by Esquires LTD, "Gimme Some Skin (inst)" by Frank Penn, "Words To My Song" by Dry Bread, "People Won't Change" by Willpower, "Take Five" by Ozzie Hall, "Watcha Gonna Do Bout It" and "The Time For Loving Is Now" by Mustangs, "Honesty Is The Best Policy" by Gospel Chandeliers, and "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall. 2LP set also features a bonus instrumental version of "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Their name may be a mouthful, but the Black Children Sledge Funk Band have a groove that's nice and lean – a wicked blend of basslines, percussion, and lots of riffing guitar – plus these very cool keyboards that wander over the grooves and give the whole thing a sweetly spacey vibe! These guys are definitely on the sharper side of the Afro funk spectrum – and occasionally have some trippy elements in their music – especially when the vocals come together from the group members, which creates a heady quality that lives up to the album's great cover image. Titles include "In Search Of Yesterday", "The Eye That Can See", "Grandfather", "Working Together", and "Boogie Saturday". CD

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Cookie CarrPlays Cool Organ With A Solid Beat Vol 2 ... LP
Grand Award, 1959. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has an old shop stamp on back.)

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Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Cas, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack (UK pressing) ... CD
Mr Bongo/Beyongolia (UK), 1982. Used ... $7.99
Fantastic stuff! Mr. Bongo's gone and reissued this classic lost hip hop soundtrack – and they've added a whole bunch of extra tracks and spread the whole thing out over an extended CD. Amongst the original and extra tracks, the record includes live and studio performances by the likes of Rammellzee, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Cold Crush Brothers, Grand Wizard Theodore, and The Fantastic Freaks. Essential old school stuff, with loads of material that the world's never heard before – and all at a super-low Dusty Groove price! Tracks include "Subway Theme" with DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, "Cuckoo Clocking", "Down By Law" by Fab Five Freddy, "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Bros & The Fantastic Four, "Stoop Rap" by Double Trouble & Rodney Cee, "Rammellzee & Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre" with Grandmixer DST, and "Cold Crush Brothers At The Dixie". CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Wild Style – Original Soundtrack ... LP 12.99

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Street FeetStreet Feet ... CD
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99
The street feet here are pretty funky ones – maybe more so than you'd guess from the relatively "stock" look of the cover image – as the album's got the kind of sharp instrumental core that you'd be likely to find on some of the best Bay Area groovers from late 70s Fantasy Records! The record's mostly instrumental, and has excellent guitar, keyboards, and strong coloring from the Doo-Ragg Horns – almost a west coast equivalent of Memphis or Muscle Shoals Horns, but with an even leaner groove overall. Kumunnukate sings a bit on the record, but most is instrumental – and titles include "Help Yourself", "Satisfied Sity", "The Search Goes On", "Holdin On", "Livin It Up", and "The Hassle". CD

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✨✧ Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed to get buried amidst all the bugged out vocals. The record kind of has the vibe of a lost jazz organ session, with lots of weird twists and turns thrown in, and all the better thanks to Money Mark, pretty much a 4th Beastie here! A cool bit of instrumental funk with a very classic production feel. Every track's a winner, and the titles include "Ricky's Theme", "Groove Holmes", "Sabrosa", "In 3's", "Transitions", "Bobo On the Corner", and "Shambala". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beastie BoysCheck Your Head (limited 180 gram remastered edition) ... LP
Grand Royal, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your Head is also their first outing without the guidance of outside producers, though the trio did bring in a host of regular collaborators like Money Mark and Mario Caldato Jr, who work as well with the Boys as ever. It's stunning how far The Beastie Boys grew creatively over their first few albums, and this point is pretty close to perfection! Titles include "Jimmy James", "Pass The Mic", "Gratitude", "Finger Lickin' Good", "So Whatcha Want", "Time For Livin'", "Something's Got To Give", "Groove Holmes" and "Professor Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Features remastering overseen by the band – on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 5000.)

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✨✧ PrincePrince ... CD
Warner, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk! In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince records, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later sets – or maybe because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come – and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You", and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close & Slow". CD

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✨✧ Street FeetStreet Feet ... LP
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The street feet here are pretty funky ones – maybe more so than you'd guess from the relatively "stock" look of the cover image – as the album's got the kind of sharp instrumental core that you'd be likely to find on some of the best Bay Area groovers from late 70s Fantasy Records! The record's mostly instrumental, and has excellent guitar, keyboards, and strong coloring from the Doo-Ragg Horns – almost a west coast equivalent of Memphis or Muscle Shoals Horns, but with an even leaner groove overall. Kumunnukate sings a bit on the record, but most is instrumental – and titles include "Help Yourself", "Satisfied Sity", "The Search Goes On", "Holdin On", "Livin It Up", and "The Hassle". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Feet ... CD 7.99

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GazzaraPortrait In Acid Jazz ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2017. Used ... $9.99
Great sounds from Francesco Gazzara – a keyboardist who's given us plenty of wonderful music over the years, and who here is very much back in the classic groove that first got him started! Yet despite the title, this isn't a set of warmed-over 90s acid jazz modes – and instead shows a matured Gazzara really working his best on a host of different keyboard modes – Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, and even a bit of grand piano – set up in a core trio with bass and drums, and augmented by a bit of guitars and other instrumentation from the man himself! Three tracks feature female singers, and Gazzara himself speaks and vocalizes a bit – in this really great way that brings an additional layer of life to the music. Titles include "Jazzid Wonderland", "Heaven", "We Had A Ball", "Sanita", "Into The Night", "Portuguese Soul", "Galactic Cowboys", and "Sunday At Six" CD

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Magic SamBlack Magic ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. Very Good ... $49.99
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "I Have The Same Old Blues". Cover has some surface wear, edge wear, a light stain on one corner, and name in marker on back.)

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II CloseMore To A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $8.99
An R&B trio from that time when more street-based aesthetics were coming into the mainstream of soul – bits of hip hop that were used to bring a really fresh groove to music like this! The touches are slight, but help add in a nice sort of kick to the groove – even in the mellower moments – and give the music a bit of a crackle that gets past more mainstream soul. Titles include "Don't Tie My Hands", "Love Games", "So What", "Call Me Up", "I Like Sex", "Don't Cry For Me", and "When The Hurt Is Over" – plus some nice interlude tracks too. CD features bonus tracks – "Call Me Up (ext)", "Call Me Up (Grand Spinner ext)", and "So What (radio)". CD

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VariousBossa 'N' Go – Divin Into The Velvet Bossa Lounge ... CD
Scenario (Italy), 2000. Used ... $7.99
A groovy blend of modern bossa tunes – mostly from Italian groups, and mostly in small combo mode that's got a strong back to basics sound! The set's got a sparkling feel that's really nice – and most tracks have a straight bossa jazz groove, without any of the remix trickery that you'll get on other compilations of this nature. Lots of keyboards, jazzy rhythms, and great female vocals – and a set list that includes "Anju Da Neve" by Michele Corcella Quintet, "Samba In Se" by Brazilian Wax, "Week End A Rio" by Safe Noir, "Spesso Bossa" by Brazilian Wax, "Bari" by Cocktail Mood Experience, "Linda" by Sam Paglia, "La Boutique Ultramoderne" by Sinclair & Cocktail Mood, and "Boundaries" by Grand Central. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave BaileyBash! ... LP
Jazz Line, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare material from Dave Bailey – a set that's filled with fire, soul, and imagination – recorded as part of the drummer's amazing (and amazingly short) early 60s run as a leader! The date smokes with the same sort of energy as Dave's great "Gutter" albums for Epic – a groove that's part Blue Note, part Prestige, and carried off with so much precision, we wonder why Bailey never recorded more as a leader. Players are all wonderful – Kenny Dorham's on trumpet, Curtis Fuller's on trombone, Frank Haynes is on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan's on piano. Ben Tucker provides excellent basswork, and proves that him and Bailey were one of the best hardbop rhythm teams ever! Cuts include "Grand Street", "Osmosis", "Soul Support", and "An Oscar For Oscar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese pressing on Trio/Jazz Line, PA-3079(M), with insert. Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (Black Christ Of The Andes) ... CD
Mary, 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album – and one of the best records you'll ever find by Mary Lou Williams! The record's a mixture of jazz and spiritual themes, and it features Mary Lou's piano set in some super-hip jazz arrangements that include players like Grant Green, Budd Johnson, Larry Gales, Melba Liston, Ben Tucker, and Percy Heath. The bass and piano work is amazing, and many tracks have a dark groove that's very subtle, but very compelling. About half the tunes feature hip choral vocalizing – in the mode of some of the Donald Byrd or Max Roach albums from the same time – mostly handled by the group of Howard Roberts. Includes the classic groover "A Grand Nite For Swinging", plus "A Fungus Amongus", "Anima Christi", "Miss DD", "The Devil", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "My Blue Heaven". Great stuff all around – and even better than we're describing it! This CD issue features the original Mary Records cover art – different than the Saba/MPS or later Smithsonian CD versions. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveMessage ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid down under Sylvia Robinson's watchful eye by the Sugar Hill rhythm section with Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, Keith LeBlanc and crew. That funky depth keeps it fresh to this today, with deeper classics like "Scorpio" and "It's Nasty", plus "Dreamin", "It's A Shame" and "You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (La Maison Ou J'Ai Grande) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A very groovy record from the legendary Francoise Hardy – a set that's not only got the lovely lady out front on vocals and acoustic guitar, but one that also features totally great arrangements from Brit maestro Johnny Harris – who gives most of the record a slightly different vibe than some of Hardy's previous sets! Harris has a great ear for the spacious – opening up the sound at the sides, in ways that only seem to enforce Francoise's majesty in the center – with these subtle, but powerful touches that are also carried on by Charles Blackwell on a few cuts too. The whole thing's wonderful – jingle-jangle pop grooves, sweet guitar lines, and really great French vocals over the top – on titles that include "Si C'est Ca", "Je Changerais D'Avis", "Comme", "Tu Es Un Peu A Moi", "Qu'Ils Sont Heureux", and "Il Est Des Choses". CD

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (French version) ... LP
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandThomas Crown Affair ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the greatest soundtracks of the 60s – and a crowning moment of international fame for French composer Michel Legrand! Legrand already had plenty of records under his belt by the time he scored this great film – a heist movie with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway – and he brings all that experience to bear in his music here – with sounds that run from jazzy groovers to bossa instrumentals to a few vocal numbers that are completely sublime, and which show his music works equally well in English as it does in French! Noel Harrison sings the landmark "Windmills Of Your Mind", and Legrand himself sings on the killer "His Eyes Her Eyes" – both of which get instrumental versions as well – and other instrumental tracks include "The Chess Game", "Playing The Field", "The Boston Wrangler", "Doubting Thomas", "The Crowning Touch", and "Room Service". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls of Rochefort – Orchestral Version ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
Great stuff! This is the "alternate" version of Michel Legrand's great score to Les Demoiselles De Rochefort – and it's totally great all the way through! The whole thing's nice and jazzy, totally swinging, and has a groove that you don't get in some of Legrand's other work. We've been listening to this for years, and it's never dulled on us. Very groovy, very Frenchy, and very tough to find. Titles include "Chanson De Simon", "Les Rencontres", "Toujours Jamais", "De Dephine A Lancien", "Nous Voyageons De Ville en Ville", and "Marins, Amis, Amants, Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Legrand/Charles BoyerLove Is A Ball ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Ah, so French! Quite different than most of Michel Legrand's usual work – this one is much more of a tongue in cheek effort, featuring tunes that have a jaunty French-like sound – sort of served up for the American audience – with narration by Charles Boyer, in a Maurice Chevalier-type style. The whole thing's more kitschy than romantic, as is Legrand's other work from the time – but enjoyable nonetheless, and works well as an album. Ttiles include "Bossa Nova Ala Boyer", "Booby Trapped", "Be Free At Sea", "Chango Twist Party", "Millie's Theme", and "Love Is A Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono deep groove pressing.)

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Michel PolnareffLa Folie Des Grandeurs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (France), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
An obscure French period comedy from 1971 – with a surprisingly groovy score from Michel Polnareff! The film starred Luis De Funes and Yves Montand, and although Montand sings on a track or two, the main groove of the set is in the mode of Polnareff's groovy work from the late 60s. Spaghetti western guitars mix with lazy jazz solos and touches of exotic instrumentation, all in a campy groove that's perfect for the setting of the film! Titles include "La Folie Des Grandeurs", "Flamenco Blaze", "Theme D'Amour", "Dona Salluste", "La Noria", "Les Barbaresques", "Strip Tease De La Duguene", and "Tango De L'arene". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD
Also available Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (French version) ... LP 29.99

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CureSeventeen Seconds (picture disc) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Elektra, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... On August 29, 2020
A haunting and relatively spare early one by The Cure that holds up incredibly well – standing true to the test of time as strongly as anything in their canon! From the perspective of fans who got into The Cure anytime from the mid 80s onward, these earlier efforts might initially sound like a moody framework for the more grandly produced records to come, give it a couple listens, because the minimal structure is incredibly strong! It's just their second album, but the eerily melodic Robert Smith vocals, his just as distinctive guitars, and then new bass player Simon Gallup's sound have The Cure mood in full semi-gloomy, yet wholly beautiful bloom! Includes the great title track, "A Reflection", "Play For Today", "Secrets", "In Your House", "Three", "The Final Sound", "A Forest", "M" and "At Night". (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, August 29. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, August 29. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on August 29 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Disco LadiesThree's Company ... LP
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
These disco ladies are pretty darn great – a lot more deep-voice than some of their club contemporaries – at a level that makes the record way stronger than just another album of grooves! The girls work in trio format – but the record has an approach that puts the vocals first, rather than use them to augment the usual studio work in a funky style – so that there's a rich feel to the record that really knocks it out of the park – almost in an earlier female group mode! The set was recorded in California, and we don't know much else about it – but we can say that tracks include "Woman", "Our Love Is Special", "Better Than Walking Out", "Lovin You Is So Easy", and "I Second That Emotion". LP, Vinyl record album

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QwestlifeProphecy ... LP
Glitterbox, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
That's a retro-styled logo on the cover, and it really gets at the spirit of the sound that Qwestlife is laying down – a mode that hearkens back to 70s club, but which also understands the warmer side of house music too – served up in a blend that reminds us of the early years of Incognito, and maybe some of the best from Joey Negro and the Sunburst Band! One track has more of an old school hip hop vibe – but that's OK with us, as it features guest work from Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Scorpio – and most of the rest are slamming club bangers, done with a very soulful groove – on titles that include "Don't Break My Heart", "Can't Stop (boogie mix)", "Hit It Off (disco soul version)", "Cut You Loose", "Give Me A Minute", "Shooting Star", "Universal Soldier", and "What You Like". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou BondLou Bond (plus bonus track) ... CD
We Produce/Light In The Attic, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soaringly soulful set from Lou Bond – a record that swells from an easygoing intimacy and a real warmth to grander scale string-laden grooves! At its core, the album is a bit akin to the folk soul of Terry Callier, and with the emotional resonance and social commentary of artists from Curtis Mayfield to Marvin Gaye. But since he's working here with the Stax crew, on their We Produce imprint, there's a bit more of a country feel to his work – plus he's got those Memphis Horns, with the gorgeous strings coming courtesy of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Bond is not an easy artist pin down, and he reaches far on this set, and his vocals roll for soulful storyteller to wordless emoting with equal greatness! Tracks include "Lucky Me", "To The Establishment", "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backward", "Come On Snob" and "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be". This Light In The Attic version includes the previously unreleased live "I'm Still In Love With You/Motherless Child" with just Lou's voice and some acoustic guitar. CD

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✨✧ JBsHustle With Speed ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's the JBs Monourail", an answer to BT Express' theme song, and a fantastic cut that's held up through so many years and so many scenes! Another great jammer is the group's version of "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", which runs for nearly 10 minutes – plus spacey funk tracks "Transmogrification" and "Taurus, Aires, & Leo", and the tighter jammer "Soul Funky Train", which returns to the group's funky 45 mode. Fantastic all around – and the kind of record you'll be playing for your grandkids! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Jean Claude PelletierStreaking ... CD
Vadim (France), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Libidinous, soundtracky funk from France! Streaking is a great set of funky French grooves from Jean Claude Pelletier – one that's clearly informed by and indebted to the cinematic soul and blacksploitation soundtrack style coming out of the States in the early part of the 70s – with a boisterous, bright European twist! It feels like a blend of soundrack funk and grand scale late 60s and early 70s French pop & soul. Even with the latter elements, it's fairly hard-hitting and certainly geared for the dancefloor on whatever continent! Wah wah guitars, rubbery bass grooves, heavy drums & percussion and a punchy brass section define the sound. To make even groovier, the title and almost all the tracks are cheeky nods to art of streaking! Includes "Hello Streakers", "Special Streaking", "Dangerous For Your Health", "Nudes And Marines", "To Streak With The Devil", "Streaking Land", "Topless On The Trail" and "Streak To Streak". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusic Inside Me – 30 Soul Gems & Lost Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great collection of grooves both old and new – pulled from a decades-old tradition of soul music, with a vibe that really lives up to the piles of dusty old records on the cover! The set begins with rare 70s soul, then moves up to the present – and all along the way, there's a focus on well-crafted tracks that really stand out from the mainstream – definitely a few cuts by bigger artists, but not their hits at all – mixed with some great gems from up-and-comers, in a way that makes the whole thing a fantastic discovery in soul! The collection's got a total of 30 tracks in all – all handled by Tony Monson, who gave us the excellent Ethereal Magic collections – with titles that include "Body" by Foreign Exchange, "Don't Let Me Down" by Vesta Williams, "Roster" by Jahiem, "Breaking It Down (downtown orig mix)" by Petalpusher, "Dance Freak" by Chain Reaction, "Rio De Janeiro" by Ugly Duckling, "Don't Be Lonely" by Cameo, "Running Stop Lights" by Mel Waiters, "Don't Wanna Wait" by Lew Kirton, "Twenty Four Seven (Yoruba mix)" by 1968 Featuring Rasheed Ali, "Rescue You" by Ryan Leslie, "Something Inside My Head" by Gene Dunlap, "Afro Jump (nick mix)" by Solodinjgo, "Hangin On" by The Affair, "New York City Blues" by Mark Winkler, "Happier" by Lisa Grand, "Saved By Love" by David Lasley, and "Music & Wine (funkaphonic voc mix)" by Blue Six. CD

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Ruben BladesMetiendo Mano ... CD
Fania, 1977. Used ... $12.99
Willie Colon declares Ruben Blades as the champ on the cover of this early solo set – and for good reason too, as the album's one of Blades' best! There's a clear, clean simplicity to the record that's totally wonderful – a purity of vision before some of Ruben's later crossover efforts – and a standout sense of voice that's a bit different than the work he'd recorded with Willie Colon as a leader. Of course, given the image on the front, Willie's never too far off – arranging some tracks, producing the record, and playing trombone as well – yet somehow, there's a slight divergence here from the usual Colon groove – and an initial expression of Ruben Blades' grander Latin vision. In addition to Colon, arrangements are also by Louie Ramirez and Louie Cruz – and the band's as tight as can be, and features Yomo Toro on cuatro, Sonny Bravo on piano, and Jose Mangual and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "La Maleta", "Fue Varon", "Pueblo", "Me Recordaras", and "Lluvia De Tu Cielo". CD
(Out of print original Fania pressing.)

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Sarah Webster FabioJujus – Alchemy Of The Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
An incredible album, and very unique! Sarah Webster Fabio was a hip 70s poet with a very righteous sound – and she's working here with funky backings by a tight group that includes family members, in a style that's similar to early 70s work by artists like Wanda Robinson and Camille Yarborough – both of whom also mixed together funk and poetry! The album's got a massive funky cut called "Sweet Songs" – the kind of groover we never tire of, with tight drums, great guitar, and wonderful vocals by Sarah herself. There's lots of other great tunes too – with titles that include "Juju For Grandma", "Still A Red Hot Axe", "Chromo", "If We Come As Soft Rain", and "Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Georges GarvarentzPanic Button – Original Film Soundtrack ... LP
Skokiaan (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $11.99 23.99
One of the coolest soundtracks we've ever heard from Georges Garvarentz – a composer who could do straight work when he wanted, but also turn out some nicely jazzy grooves – as he does on this mod classic from 1964! Garvarentz works in a sweet blend of strings and well-tuned orchestrations – sometimes full, but with standout flute passages – often a bit more lean, and really well suited to the sexy look of Jayne Mansfield on the cover of the album! Rhythms include a few nice bossa and jerk numbers – and there's a few Roman-tinged cuts, too – and the great Chrstiane Legrand even scats wordlessly on one especially groovy number. Titles include "Traffic In Rome", "The Chase", "Mediterranean Samba", "Un Clochard Ma'Dit", "Panic Button", "Love Is Wonderful", "On The Balcony", and "Flight To Rome". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nu TropicVoce Sabe ... CD
Tropisounds, 2005. Used ... $3.99
The first full length set from a group we love for their earlier singles on Comet Records – and who step out here with a well-crafted approach to dancefloor Brazilian! Nutropic have a soulful sensibility that goes way beyond simple bossa remix tricks – a style that balances Brazilian rhythms with some warmer soul-based touches – almost in the mode of the first few singles by Mr Hermano, but often with a gentler groove and a nice use of jazz from time to time. Vocals are especially strong – sung by Fernanda Porto, Anna Torres, and Allen Hoist – and lots of the tracks have excellent keyboards that really round out the sound. Titles include "Leva E Traz", "Suave", "Galeao 70", "Sambador", "Voce Sabe", "Eastern Soul", "Saudade De Um Grande Amor", "Papa Songo", and "Pascalito's Theme". CD

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Grassella Oliphant QuartetteGrass Roots ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by drummer Grassella Oliphant – a soulful smoker that really shows the hip approach to jazz on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's got a tight groove that comes from superb efforts from a great quartet – Oliphant's drums in the lead, plus tenor from Harold Ousley, vibes from Bobby Hutcherson, and bass from Ray McKinney! Both Hutcherson and Ousley shine on the album – bringing in a sense of soul and spirit that go beyond even Grasella's other album for Atlantic – and the tunes are a mixture of Ousley originals that are totally great, plus some fresh versions of older favorites. The group's approach is very youthful and filled with warm imagination – and titles include "Haitian Lady", "Mrs. O", "The Descendant", "Step Lightly", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "One For The Masses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Bobby TimmonsPrestige Trio Sessions (Little Barefoot Soul/Chun-King) ... CD
Prestige, 1964. Used ... $22.99
Wicked work by Bobby Timmons – two albums recorded during a less-documented period in the life of this amazing soul jazz pianist, both of them killers all the way through! Bobby got his start in the group of Art Blakey – where he first wrote some incredible soul jazz hits, and got the chance to record a number of mellower sides for Riverside. But by the time of these two albums – Little Barefoot Soul and Chun-King – Timmons' was one of the more free-thinking pianists in jazz – still a soul jazz player who could groove like a mofo, but willing to stretch things out and mess up the groove a bit more than the rest. Both of these sides are trio ones, but that doesn't stop them from being as intense as any of Timmons' larger group sessions, as the interplay between bass, drums, and piano is incredible – filled with fire, soul, and a sense of space that makes each note count a heck of a lot more than on some of the showier sides by other players. We love both of these records to death, and it's wonderful to have them together on one CD – so that we can plug in, kick back, and listen to over 70 minutes of work by one of our favorite piano players ever! Titles include "A Little Barefoot Soul", "Chun King", "Walking Death", "O Grande Amor", "Getting It Together", "Ain't Thinkin Bout It", and "Cut Me Loose Charlie". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ruben BladesMetiendo Mano ... LP
Fania, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Willie Colon declares Ruben Blades as the champ on the cover of this early solo set – and for good reason too, as the album's one of Blades' best! There's a clear, clean simplicity to the record that's totally wonderful – a purity of vision before some of Ruben's later crossover efforts – and a standout sense of voice that's a bit different than the work he'd recorded with Willie Colon as a leader. Of course, given the image on the front, Willie's never too far off – arranging some tracks, producing the record, and playing trombone as well – yet somehow, there's a slight divergence here from the usual Colon groove – and an initial expression of Ruben Blades' grander Latin vision. In addition to Colon, arrangements are also by Louie Ramirez and Louie Cruz – and the band's as tight as can be, and features Yomo Toro on cuatro, Sonny Bravo on piano, and Jose Mangual and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "La Maleta", "Fue Varon", "Pueblo", "Me Recordaras", and "Lluvia De Tu Cielo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing, with silver labels. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Metiendo Mano ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Georges GarvarentzPanic Button – Original Film Soundtrack ... CD
Skokiaan (Germany), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest soundtracks we've ever heard from Georges Garvarentz – a composer who could do straight work when he wanted, but also turn out some nicely jazzy grooves – as he does on this mod classic from 1964! Garvarentz works in a sweet blend of strings and well-tuned orchestrations – sometimes full, but with standout flute passages – often a bit more lean, and really well suited to the sexy look of Jayne Mansfield on the cover of the album! Rhythms include a few nice bossa and jerk numbers – and there's a few Roman-tinged cuts, too – and the great Chrstiane Legrand even scats wordlessly on one especially groovy number. Titles include "Traffic In Rome", "The Chase", "Mediterranean Samba", "Un Clochard Ma'Dit", "Panic Button", "Love Is Wonderful", "On The Balcony", and "Flight To Rome". CD
Also available Panic Button – Original Film Soundtrack ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithLast Run – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent soundtrack to this early 70s thriller that starred George C Scott! Jerry Goldsmith has come up with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space in the overall blend of elements – allowing each one to step out nicely, identified on its own! Even the mellower tracks are great – with an airy feel that recalls some of Michel Legrand's best action scores at the end of the 60s – with colors that flow out and really give the record a sense of soul! Steve Lawrence sings "The Last Run" in a mode that recalls Matt Munro's performances on other thriller soundtracks – and other titles include "Claudie's Stockings", "The Trap", "Border Crossing", "Rickard Escapes", and "Double Cross". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleVontade De Rever Voce (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky soul from the great Marcos Valle – a great blend of mellow grooves and upbeat tunes recorded at the same time Valle was working in the US with Leon Ware! The style here is very similar to Ware's 2 albums for Elektra – both of which feature work from Valle, and include tunes that are also done here in Portuguese versions! Marcos makes a real departure from some of his earlier work here, and emerges as a surprisingly great soul star with plenty of talents for penning two-step tunes and keyboard-heavy tracks that glisten with a sweet California groove. A few tracks recall some of Valle's Odeon work – like the baroque instrumental "Camina Grande" – but we're most partial to the soul tracks that dominate the record, and which include "Bicho No Cio", "Pecados De Amor","Garimpando" and "A Paraiba Nao e Chicago". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBilongo – A Third Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third volume in the set that began with Racubah, continued with Oulelele, and which comes up this time with a fantastic array of rare African funk tunes from the 70s – rarer than any other set we've seen on other compilations of this sort, and sure to keep things interesting for folks who've already bought all their Fela and Manu Dibango albums. Nearly every cut on here is from the 70s – and most are from rare French sources of the type that you'd probably never find, even if you spent your Saturdays digging around flea markets in Paris (and believe us, we've tried that!) The grooves are incredible, and tracks include "Je Suis Un Sauvage" by Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, issued originally only on a Saravah 7" single; "A Coltrane", by the French saxophonist Richard Raux; "Bilongo", from Antillian percussionist Henri Guedon; "Woza Cindi", by South African jazz group Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika; "Zombi", a French 70s club version of the Fela tune, recorded by Ephraim Nzeka – and the tracks "La Danse Des Grands Singes Nus" by Les Dums, "Make It Funky" by Roots Foundation, "Welcome New Warmth" by Michel Sardaby, and "Meci Bon Dieu" by Georges Edouard Nouel. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJamaica To Toronto – Soul, Funk, & Reggae 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mindblowing musical discovery – funky music made in Canada by ex-patriot Jamaicans – easily some of the most obscure post-colonial grooves we've ever dug! The sound here is a lot less reggae-based than you'd expect – as most of the tunes are in a really nitty gritty funky 45 sort of mode – filled with strong influences from American soul of the late 60s and early 70s, but often done with a style that's a bit dirtier and fuzzier, especially at the bottom of the rhythms. There's a few traces of Jamaican production styles on the records, but overall the album's more like finding a lost stash of rare 45s from some smaller American funk scene – all work that's totally darn fresh, and beautifully presented here in a lavish booklet filled with enough notes and vintage images to rival the work coming out of the Numero camp of late! Great stuff all around, with titles that include "Chips Chicken Banana Split" and "Fugitive Song" by Jo Jo & The Fugitives, "Eternal Love" by The Sheiks, "Memories" by Noel Ellis, "Right On" and "I Wish It Would Rain" by The Cougars, "Grand Funk" by Jackie Mittoo, "Love Is The Answer" by Ram, "You're So Good To Me Baby" by Eddie Spencer, "Mr Fortune" by The Hitch-Hikers with Mighty Pope, "Fire (She Need Water)" by Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy, and "I Believe In Music" by Bob & Wisdom. CD

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✨✧ VariousParis, The Girls ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy Paris – remade! Most of these tracks are recent numbers from female French singers – done in a style that borrows heavily from classic Parisian girl pop of the 60s, but which fuses the best elements into a modern style that has some nice elements of groove and chilled-out beats! There's lots of bossa bubbling through the mix too – and titles include "Por Que Te Vas" by Loving Paris, "Quand Je L'Ai Vu" by Valerie Lemercier, "Sleepine" by Zebraville, "Dancing Stubbing" by Ye Ye, "Are You Busy Tonight" by Doctorolive, "Mignonette" by April March – and a few older instrumental bits by Michel Legrand! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Georges GarvarentzPanic Button – Original Film Soundtrack ... CD
Skokiaan (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest soundtracks we've ever heard from Georges Garvarentz – a composer who could do straight work when he wanted, but also turn out some nicely jazzy grooves – as he does on this mod classic from 1964! Garvarentz works in a sweet blend of strings and well-tuned orchestrations – sometimes full, but with standout flute passages – often a bit more lean, and really well suited to the sexy look of Jayne Mansfield on the cover of the album! Rhythms include a few nice bossa and jerk numbers – and there's a few Roman-tinged cuts, too – and the great Chrstiane Legrand even scats wordlessly on one especially groovy number. Titles include "Traffic In Rome", "The Chase", "Mediterranean Samba", "Un Clochard Ma'Dit", "Panic Button", "Love Is Wonderful", "On The Balcony", and "Flight To Rome". CD
Also available Panic Button – Original Film Soundtrack ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Grassella Oliphant QuartetteGrass Roots ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by drummer Grassella Oliphant – a soulful smoker that really shows the hip approach to jazz on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's got a tight groove that comes from superb efforts from a great quartet – Oliphant's drums in the lead, plus tenor from Harold Ousley, vibes from Bobby Hutcherson, and bass from Ray McKinney! Both Hutcherson and Ousley shine on the album – bringing in a sense of soul and spirit that go beyond even Grasella's other album for Atlantic – and the tunes are a mixture of Ousley originals that are totally great, plus some fresh versions of older favorites. The group's approach is very youthful and filled with warm imagination – and titles include "Haitian Lady", "Mrs. O", "The Descendant", "Step Lightly", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "One For The Masses". CD
(Out of print, 2013 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)
Also available Grass Roots ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousShakin Fit/Whip It On Em – 29 Soul Stormin' Stompers ... CD
Candy, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard soul galore – an overstuffed CD that brings together 2 of the best collections on the mighty Candy label! The package is filled with great singles from the early days of soul – obscure singles that groove with a sound that's influenced heavily by R&B, but which also shares many of the elements of the early funk years. Great stuff all the way through, with a list of titles alone that's funky enough! Tracks include "Scratch That Itch" by Elliott Shavers & The Blazers, "Whiplash" by The Shells, "Mo Gorilla" by The Ideals, "Welfare Cheese" by Emanual Laskey, "The Dog" by Junior & The Classics, "The Chicken Scratch" by JC Davis, "The Wallop" by The Tabs, "Grandma Bird" by The Four Holidays, "You Gotta Change" by Kitty Love, "Whip It On Me" by Sonny Raye, "The Frog" by Sir Guy, "The Cow" by Bill Robinson & The Quails, "Get Down" by Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds, "Sticky Pig Feet" by RT & The Pot Lickers, and "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo" by Don Gardner. CD

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✨✧ Timo LassyBig Brass – Live At Savoy Theatre Helsinki ... CD
MustHaveJazz/Membran (Finland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from Finnish saxophonist Timo Lassy – a straight jazz set that reunites him with members of the Ricky Tick Big Band – including some of the musicians who first made big waves with Timo on record in the early part of this century! Lassy's at his best here – really creative as a soloist, and dropping some of the more groove-oriented qualities you'd hear on his other records – to work in an array of soulful sounds with a core quintet that includes electric piano, bass, drums, and percussion – augmented by larger horns from the Ricky Tick band, arranged by Valtteri Laurell Poyhonen, and featuring solos from Jukka Eskola and Kalevi Louhivuori on trumpets, and Aaro Huopainen on trombone. The tunes move along with a nice sense of rhythm, but also have all these amazing colors and tones that burst out with a great sense of delight throughout the performance – on titles that include "Teddy The Sweeper", "Waltz Unsolved", "Grande Opening", "Universal Four", "African Rumble", and "Sweet Spot". CD
 
 
 



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