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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Curtis Fuller & The Jazz AmbassadorsJazz Conference Abroad ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent jam-session set – featuring Curtis Fuller and a host of excellent American players that includes Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Benny Bailey, Eric Dixon, and Patti Brown. The group's also joined by Europeans Stu Martin and Ake Persson – in very long tracks that have an open-ended, live jam session feel to them. This mix of players is very strong, and the set feels like it's more of an MPS/Saba set than the usual Smash/Mercury jazz outing from the time. Recorded in Switzerland in the mid 60s – and featuring long versions of "Stolen Moments", "Blue N Boogie", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small tear in the back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Shelly FabaresShelly ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The lovely Shelly Fabares was first a star on the TV screen, but she turned out to be a hell of a pop talent as well – really just the right sort of personality for dreamy little tunes in the style of Joanie Summers at the time! Production is full and rich – handled by the great Stu Phillips, who backs up Shelly with so much great guitar, electric bass, and stepping strings – there's almost hardly a need for the singer to do anything but just open her mouth, let the words flow, and watch the echo in the studio take over! And yes, the approach was often overdone at the time – but Phillips is a real maestro here, and manages to unlock this undercurrent of sexiness in Shelly's voice that's very different than her presence on the small screen – almost as if he's the Lee Hazlewood to her Nancy Sinatra. Titles include the hit "Johnny Angel", plus "Funny Face", "It's Been A Long Long Time", "Very Unlikely", "I'm Growing Up", and "Love Letters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Stuff SmithSwingin' Stuff ... LP
EmArcy, 1965. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A rare European set from one of the greatest violinists in jazz – recorded at Cafe Montmartre in 1965, with a nicely swinging group that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted-Pederson on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Tracks have a similar groove to Stuff's 50s work on Verve, but perhaps have a bit more of an edge – as the whole thing's caught live, and with a good degree of spirit on the solos. Titles include "Blues For Timme", "My Blue Heaven", "Take The A Train", "C-Jam Blues", and "Mack The Knife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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CymandeSecond Time Round (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the early 70s – with results that were years ahead of their time, and which still go onto blow many minds all these years later! The bass alone is worth the price of admission – as dubby as anything from Kingston, but with a tighter focus – one that drives some sinister lines from the vocals, and which gets strong support from lots of lively conga passages. There's a slight stoner undercurrent, but the sound of the set is never sleepy at all – and titles include the classic "Anthracite", "Fug", and "Them & Us" – plus "Genevive", "Willie's Headache", "For Baby Ooh", "Bird", and "Crawshay". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sister SledgeAll American Girls ... LP
Cotillion, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
A nice little set for Sister Sledge – their first post Nile Rodgers album of the 80s – with production this time out by Narada Michael Walden – with a crisp, uptempo vibe the does a great job of balancing the righteous post disco club groove with the sing-a-long chorus vocals and catchier compositions that made the Sisters famous! Narada doesn't stray too far from the Chic-styled sound of the previous couple of records – with some really catchy songs that hint at the cleaner pop sound of later records with retaining the dancefloor groove. Sweet stuff from Sister Sledge! The sequencing of the record is top notch, each track floating into the next, with the tunes "All American Girls", "He's Just A Runaway", "If You Really Want Me", "Next Time You'll Know", "Happy Feeling", "Ooh, You Caught My Heart", "Make A Move", "Don't You Let Me Lose It", "Mais Makes Me Feel Good" and "I Don't Want To Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing inner sleeve.)

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TemptationsTemptations Show ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Tracks recorded for a TV show the Temps performed at the height of their popularity at the end of the 60s. The best cuts retain the strong heavy soul fuzzed-out groove of their studio albums – even if the album does feature the group doing material in medley form. For some strange reason, the show (and album) features a guest appearance from Kay Stevens (for some class, perhaps?), plus a more predictable visit from comedian George Kirby. Titles include "Runaway Child, Running Wild", "Somebody's Keeping Score", "Cloud Nine", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Try It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, small sticker, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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David T WalkerDavid T Walker ... LP
Ode, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Sublime grooves from studio guitar genius David T Walker – an album that's a perfect summation of the laidback, yet all-there sound he crafted for so many other artists over the years – finally cast out in the lead, and set up in a sweet set of larger soul instrumental backings! The style's a bit like the Kudu Records mode of the time – with a core instrumentalists grooving out over a larger ensemble – but the overall focus is a bit less jazz, and more in a soul instrumental mode – one that follows the melodies nicely, yet still has Walker bringing in some great chromatic touches on his hollow body electric. There's a similarity here to the sound of O'Donel Levy on Groove Merchant, although a bit tighter overall – and other musicians on the set include Joe Sample on keyboards, Billy Preston on organ, and Paul Humphrey on drums. Titles include "Never Can Say Goodbye", "I've Never Had The Pleasure", "The Real T", "I Want To Talk To You", "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and "What's Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraMoods & Grooves – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $9.99
The second funky set by Shawn Lee for Ubiquity – and even more ambitious than the first! The sound here is really expansive – much more in a 70s soundtrack/sound library vein than Lee's first go-round – and done in a style that mixes together harder funky rhythms with larger passages of instrumentation that have a broad, bold, sweeping sort of sound. Heavy drums and fuzzed-out guitars meet with soaring strings, brassy horns, and a great range of instrumentation that really helps change up the mood of the set – hard-grooving in a blacksploitation mode one minute, then rolling into Latin jazz, Bollywood funk, or electric breaks the next. As with Lee's classic drum break albums, there's a great mix of crackling hard drums and jazzy riffs on the set – and no matter what the flavor of the tune, the whole set's plenty funky throughout! All instrumental, and with tracks that include "60s Swinger", "Lou's Place", "The Noose", "Windy City", "Cha Love", "Indian Summer", "Prog Punk", "Electric Tit", "Spooky Street", and "Ping Pong Song". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $14.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 27", Chest: 36", Waist 36". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $14.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing
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FunkadelicOne Nation Under A Groove ... LP
Warner, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP version runs way over 7 minutes long. Other tracks are equally great, and the whole thing's woven together with the same sort of skill as some of the best Parliament albums from the mid 70s. Tracks include "Into You", "Grooveallegiance", and "Cholly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some stuck on paper along the bottom, with some peeling inside the gatefold from opening a previously stuck gatefold.)
Also available One Nation Under A Groove ... CD 6.99

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Richard Groove HolmesThat Healin' Feelin' ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
Great stuff from Groove – a tight, no-nonsense set of hard grooves featuring a quartet that includes Rusty Bryant, Billy Butler, and Herbie Lovelle. There's a strong bottom sound to the session – picking up from the Misty days, when Groove learned that he could take just about any track, and make it groove like a mofo! Because of this, the album's selections – "That Healin Feelin", "Irene Court", "Castle Rock", and "On a Clear Day" – all sound night and tight, as Groove would have delivered the tunes playing before one of his many well-attended audiences at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – nice and clean, save for a short click on one track. Cover has tape on the seams.)

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Fern KinneyGroove Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $19.99
A standout classic from Fern Kinney – and a set that not only marked a big moment of evolution for southern soul, but also for the Mississippi scene as well! The set was recorded at the Malaco studios in Jackson, but has a vibe that's much closer to some of the TK Records material from Miami – that maturation of southern soul during the disco era – as warmer, more modern touches came into play with rootsier styles of vocals! Mike Lewis handled the string arrangements – giving the record the same disco vibe as some of his other work of the time, including Anita Ward's big debut – and Fern's vocals have this higher range than usual for a southern singer – almost more innately tuned towards clubby rhythms. Titles include a big hit remake of King Floyd's "Groove Me" – really marking the change from the original version – plus "Baby Let Me Kiss You", "Pillow Talk", "Sun Moon Rain", "Angel On The Ground", and "Under Fire". CD features bonus tracks "Let's Keep It Right There", "I Want You Back", "Movie Show", "Baby Let Me Kiss You (single)", "Sweet Life", "Tonight's The Night", and "Groove Me (single)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool & The GangFunky Stuff/More Funky Stuff ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A monster – and one of the group's best early tracks! The cut begins with a famous whistle and vamp, then rolls into a groove that we could spend years trying to duplicate, but could never match. "More Funky Stuff" continues the groove – coming in to fill up your cup, just when you wanted more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has price sticker remnants.)

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Bob MarleyOne Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers At Studio One 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Studio One/Heartbeat, Early/Mid 60s. Used 2 CDS ... $16.99
Prime early Marley, excellent ska and rocksteady numbers cut for Coxsone Dodd in the years preceding his dread conversion. The Wailers' star was shining brightly even at this early point, with Marley, Tosh and Livingston rendering some of the finest seminal Jamaican grooves ever cut for Studio One, and that's no mean feat! 41 (!) tracks in all, including "This Train", "Simmer Down", "I Am Going Home", 'Mr Talkative", "Go Jimmy Go", "I Need You", "True Confession", "Lonesome Feelings", "There She Goes", "Diamond Baby", 'Where's The girl For Me", "Hooligan Ska", "One Love", "Love & Affection", "And I Love Her (alternate take)", "Rude Boy", "I'm Still Waiting", "Ska Jerk", "Wages Of Love", "Cry To Me", "When The Well Runs Dry", "What Am I Supposed To Do", "Bend Down Low", "Freedom Time" and "Rocking Steady (alternate take)". CD
(Out of print, sticker over slipcover barcode.)

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Alex Puddu & The Afro Soul ProphecyDaddy's Groove/Let Me Your Lover ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
A great funky groove from Alex Puddu – a tune that's got a snapping rhythm, rising horns, and riffing wah-wah guitar – which makes the whole thing almost feel like some lost track from the Curtom Studios – circa 1973! "Let Me Be Your Lover" is nice too – a tune that has a more laidback, almost Latiny rhythm – which works perfectly for the sweet trumpet and keyboard solo in the middle – almost rising in tone and texture like the sound of Donald Byrd's "Dominoes"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Irene Reid/Cuppy Records' Studio BandDirty Old Man/I Keep Forgetting ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A killer funky number from Irene Reid! "Dirty Old Man" takes all of Irene's existing strengths – including her awesome soulful vocals – and it adds a nice funky groove that's unlike anything else on her other work. The track's a great hard soul groover, and there's two excellent parts where the arrangements strip down, and leave Irene singing alone over some hard funky drums! Don Pullen arranged – just like he did for Queenie Lyons! "I Keep Forgettin" is billed to a studio band, but grooves like the best from some live funky combo – with really sharp drums, an oddly sinister horn line, and these weird and raw vocals that are great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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TagesStudio (180 gram pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.98
Punchy grooves from Tages – a Swedish group that combines the inspiration of some of grittiest, most raucous rock of the early psych and immediate pre-psych era – from the UK, US and their native Sweden – with killer hooks and harmonies that should've made them global superstars! Stunningly, the album never saw release outside of Sweden at the time – a real shame, as it's a great mix of tight, catchy, yet raging rock & roll – recorded at Abbey Road, and truly one of the cooler pop psych relics of the period! Includes "Have You Seen Your Brother Lately", "I Left My Shoes At Home", "The Old Man Wafwer", "She's Having A Baby Now", "Seeing With Love", "Created By You" and more. This great vinyl reissue from Bear Family includes the 30 black & white psych film Dalamania, featuring Tages – on DVD for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus DVD!)

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VariousCountdown To Soul – 17 Briliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
No need to count down to soul – because it's already here, and served up in a stunning array of rare tracks from the 60s and 70s! We've always loved the Tramp label for their superb take on classic funk – they've been funky 45 specialists right from the start – but this time around, they turn their mighty ears towards the deep underground of indie soul singles – and serve up some really unique cuts that we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a great sense of variety here – there's definitely a few funky cuts, but there's also some deep ballads, some sweet harmony moments, and even some unusual cuts that seem to have a style that's completely onto themselves – which furthers the sense of discovery in the set. We've heard a few of these before, but may are quite new to our ears – and titles include "Do Dat Stuf" by Spangle, "Lovin" by Holly Carroll, "Major Funky" by Ulysses Crockett, "I Don't Know Yet" by Don Patterson, "People Wake Up Before It Is Too Late" by The Chances, "How Tough It Was" by Jackie Johnson's Backbeaters, "Tell It Like It Is" by Rita MacNeil, "Sound Of The Wind" by John Brown, "Superjock" by Reuben Bell, "Here Tis" by Spider Martin, "Do The Airplane" by Mel Production Band, and "Silver Dollar Lady" by International Boogie Band. CD
Also available Countdown To Soul – 17 Brilliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... LP 9.99

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VariousCountdown To Soul – 17 Brilliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
No need to count down to soul – because it's already here, and served up in a stunning array of rare tracks from the 60s and 70s! We've always loved the Tramp label for their superb take on classic funk – they've been funky 45 specialists right from the start – but this time around, they turn their mighty ears towards the deep underground of indie soul singles – and serve up some really unique cuts that we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a great sense of variety here – there's definitely a few funky cuts, but there's also some deep ballads, some sweet harmony moments, and even some unusual cuts that seem to have a style that's completely onto themselves – which furthers the sense of discovery in the set. We've heard a few of these before, but may are quite new to our ears – and titles include "Do Dat Stuf" by Spangle, "Lovin" by Holly Carroll, "Major Funky" by Ulysses Crockett, "I Don't Know Yet" by Don Patterson, "People Wake Up Before It Is Too Late" by The Chances, "How Tough It Was" by Jackie Johnson's Backbeaters, "Tell It Like It Is" by Rita MacNeil, "Sound Of The Wind" by John Brown, "Superjock" by Reuben Bell, "Here Tis" by Spider Martin, "Do The Airplane" by Mel Production Band, and "Silver Dollar Lady" by International Boogie Band. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Countdown To Soul – 17 Briliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... CD 14.99

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VariousGroove Club 1 – La Confiserie Magique ... CD
Lion, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $6.99
Rare pop psych from the late 60s & early 70s French scene – groovy singles from Le Coeur, Les Hamsters, Les Chimeriennes, Dan Le Bouffon, Christopher Laird, Yar & Yana and others – really cool stuff, most of which we've never heard before! Lion's Groove Club series goes on to focus on Cambodian grooves for Vols 2 & 3, but the belated Vol 1 belongs to the Parisian pop psych scene. Chiming little guitar tunes with sweet harmony vocals, even more harmony drenched tunes inspired by west coast US acts like The Mamas & Papas, medieval folk pop styled tunes, mod & funk groovers and more – lots of period influences from the US and Europe, but ultimately it's profoundly, and charmingly French sounding! Includes "Bye, Bye City" by Le Coeur, "Flower Power" and "Georgie Girl" by Les Hamsters, "Dee Duck" by Maraton, "Une Petite Fille" by L'Empreinte, "Bye, Bye Brighton" by Epta, "Nevada" by Les Rotomagus, "Crazy Mister Badge" by Mister Badge, "Monsieur Cyber" by Les Chimeriennes and more. CD

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VariousGroove Club 2 – Cambodia Rock Spectacular ... CD
Lion, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
A pretty incredible compilation of Cambodia Rock – the best one we've come across – classic original Khmer Rock from scene pioneer Sinn Sisamouth and many more! The set as an effort to present this fun, groovy and yes, spectacular Cambodian Rock as it was originally heard by the people in its pre-Pol Pot heyday – before the original vinyl releases were hidden away and eventually circulated via low quality cassette bootlegs – and it sounds great! Awesome stuff all around, much of it with a raw garage psych vibe with fuzzed out guitars, heavy drums, woozy organ and male & female lead vocals – always with a groovy rhythm. Includes "Do You No Wrong Again" by Thra Kha Band, "Khnyom Jah Karake" by Tet Somnang & Meas Samon, "Pros Chang Reiy" and "Pail Loung Rom (Go To Dance)" by Pan Ron, "Jet Snaeh Theang Nov" and "Yuvachon Yuvatey Samai Tmai (New Generation Youth" by Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Dereysothea, "Duang Netra" and "Satt Thee Thuy" by Sinn Sisamouth, "Bong Rau Roub Khnyom" by Ros Sereysothea, "Youm Os Tirk Pnake" by Pov Vannary and more. CD

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VariousGroove Club 3 – Cambodia Rock Intensified ... CD
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Mad sounds from Cambodia – rock and roll at the core, but with a delivery that's unlike anything you'd hear in the Anglo world! There's plenty of Eastern elements going down in the music – not just the local lyrics, but other ways of putting together a rhythm, tuning a guitar, and hypnotically delivering a melody. Yet all the sounds are focused with an ear towards crossover pop as well – not really the stuff of chart hits, but tuneful, catchy modes that really make us dig the whole thing – even though we can't understand a word of the lyrics! The package features very detailed notes – plenty to help you figure out the music as you're digging the tunes – and the double-length set features 18 tracks that include "Kchol Kdot Tirk John" and "Prous Teh Oun" by Sinn Sisamouth, "Pros Reang Yeh Yeh" and "Chnam Oun 31" by Pan Ron, "Sora" by Yos Alarong, "Kom Nirk Oun Euy" by Ros Sereysothea, "Berk Tvea Auy Bong" by Im Sonserm, and "Jah Joh Aem" by Ros Sereysothea. CD

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VariousJazz Toys – An Inspiring Selection Of European Soul, Jazz & Fusion Grooves From The Past ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $0.99
Don't let the title or the bunny on the cover put you off, because there's nothing toy-like about these tunes – and the package is an excellent batch of rare German grooves put together with the same high level as other collections on the Perfect Toy label! Ex-Spinning Wheel mainman Marcus Hacker put together this one – and the grooves remind us a lot of some of the older SW sound library compilations – all awash in flavors borrowed from Brazilian bossa, American funk, Brit easy, and other genres – remodeled into a German economic miracle mode by a variety of jazz and studio players! The sound here is really really fresh – funky, but with lots of odd little touches and unusual instrumentation – a bit in the In Kraut mode, but more direct overall, and slightly less kitschy (although the set does have a few charming moments in that respect.) A number of tracks have vocals – some sung, some scatted – and titles include "Photographs" by Swegas, "Cameleon" by Kaate Frits Quartet, "Drift" by Orchester Heinz Kiessling, "Soul Samba" by The Earthquakers, "Guarana Guaranar" by Grupo Veneno, "Sara" by The Voices, "I Mimi" by Idili Tsaliki, and "Memories Of Yesterday" by Othella Dallas. CD

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes – but takes off in a very different way, especially in the rhythms – which follow on the earlier Jamaican modes in blue beat and ska, and created these gently grooving sounds which then allow for very different vocal styles too! Studio One really came into its own during these years – creating new soul stars in Jamaica through work like this – music that was a key precursor to the reggae explosion to come, but which is more than fantastic alone by itself. Titles include "Giddy Up" by The Actions, "Sitting In The Park" by Hortense Ellis, "Never Let Go" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Rub Up Push Up" by The Termites, "Give Me A Little Sign" by Owen Gray, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Alton & Hortense Ellis, "Strange Things" by John Holt, "Change Your Style" by The Paragons, "Trying Times" by Jerry Jones, "I Shall Be Released" by the Heptones, "Riding For A Fall" by Delroy Wilson, "Bad Treatment" by Cannon & The Soul Vendors, and "It Makes Me Feel" by Larry Marshall. CD
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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes – but takes off in a very different way, especially in the rhythms – which follow on the earlier Jamaican modes in blue beat and ska, and created these gently grooving sounds which then allow for very different vocal styles too! Studio One really came into its own during these years – creating new soul stars in Jamaica through work like this – music that was a key precursor to the reggae explosion to come, but which is more than fantastic alone by itself. Titles include "Giddy Up" by The Actions, "Sitting In The Park" by Hortense Ellis, "Never Let Go" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Rub Up Push Up" by The Termites, "Give Me A Little Sign" by Owen Gray, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Alton & Hortense Ellis, "Strange Things" by John Holt, "Change Your Style" by The Paragons, "Trying Times" by Jerry Jones, "I Shall Be Released" by the Heptones, "Riding For A Fall" by Delroy Wilson, "Bad Treatment" by Cannon & The Soul Vendors, and "It Makes Me Feel" by Larry Marshall. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousStudio One Supreme – Maximum 70s & 80s Early Dancehall Sounds ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
An album that definitely earns its title – as it marks the renewed strength of the Studio One label in the late 70s – an era when much of the reggae mainstream had moved to the major labels, but the tiny Jamaican indie was well-poised to stand supreme in the new wave of dancehall sides at the time! This set captures the roots of dancehall perfectly – especially the way the style took older rhythms from early reggae and rocksteady, and revamped them with some slightly more contemporary production and digital elements – allowing for the soulful flow that was perfect for the new mix of toasted and sung vocals! The set's got some older Studio One artists really getting back their groove, joined by some newcomers who had an even stronger ear to the scene at the time – and as with previous Studio One sets on Soul Jazz, the overall production and presentation is stupendous. Titles include "Bushmaster" by Brentford Rockers, "A Fool" by Alton Ellis, "Chanting" by Jim Nastic, "Jah A Love You" by Sugar Minott, "Keep That Light" by Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets, "Natty Ten To One" by Dillinger, "Minstral" by Prince Jazzbo, "Still Dubbing" by Dub Specialist, "Rastaman Camp" by Freddie McGregor, "Easy" by Willie Williams, "In Cold Blood" by Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars, "Wine Of Violence" by Freddie McGregor, "Show & Tell" by Horace Andy, "Happy Man" by The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set, and "Quartet Pound Of Ishen" by Lone Ranger. CD

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✨✧ Stan Getz5 Original Albums Vol 2 (Jazz Samba/Jazz Samba Encore/With Laurindo Almeida/Getz Gilberto/Getz Gilberto 2) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
An insane collection of music – five albums that perfectly showcase the bossa nova genius of Stan Getz! First up is Jazz Samba – one of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". Jazz Samba Encore is hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". With Laurindo Almeida is one of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". Getz Gilberto is a landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with guitarist Joao Gilberto really pushed the format over the top – thanks in part to the vocals of Gilberto's lovely wife Astrud, who'd never sung in the studio before this famous recording! The record created a sound that was copied endlessly, and which catapulted Astrud to unbelievable fame worldwide – even though she was only included in the session at the last minute, because Joao couldn't sing in English – and the mix of Stan's tenor and Joao's guitar is wonderful – and backed throughout by this light, lilting bossa nova rhythms. Titles include the classic recording of "Girl From Ipanema", plus loads of other bossa classics like "Desafinado", "Cocovado", "O Grande Amor", and "Vivo Sonhando". Getz Gilberto 2 is a very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that featured Gary Burton on vibes – a wonderfully cool combo that was very under-documented on record, and which makes a key appearance here. The combination of Burton's vibes and Stan's tenor is pure genius – a sound that's got all the subtle hues and cool colors of the Getz bossa recordings, but which is quite different overall. Stan's tone is amazing on these tunes – and titles include "Here's That Rainy Day", "Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Stan's Blues". Side two features Joao Gilberto without Stan – playing in a very groovy trio that's more straight bossa than most of his other US recordings – cool small combo grooving that's totally great! The lineup features Gilberto on guitar and vocals, Keeter Betts on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sweetly grooving mode on titles that include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Meditation", "Bim Bom", "Rosa Moreno", and "O Pato". CD

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AirtoAlue ... CD
Sesac (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums in years from percussion Airto Moreira – a set that really lives up to the complex sort of grooves he first brought to our shores in the 70s! Airto's back home in Brazil for this set, and working with a really great lineup – a group that's heavy on acoustic elements, and which takes the musician back to the soaring spirit of his work in Quarteto Novo, and that time when both he and Hermeto Pascoal were getting the chance to start recording in America as well! There's none of the later fusion modes going on here – and production is nice and open, very organic – really allowing a fantastic flow from the mix of percussion, flute, guitar, saxes, and piano on the tunes. Honestly, the whole thing reminds us more of the album Seeds On The Ground or Natural Forces than it does most of Airto's records in later years – and titles include "Rosa Negra", "Misturada", "Alue", "Guarany", "Sea Horse", "Lua Flora", and "Nao Sei Pra Onde Mas Vai". CD

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✨✧ Airto/DeodatoFingers/Airto & Deodato In Concert ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is one of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of California soul! Flora Purim joins in here on both vocals and percussion – and the rest of the group features Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorgte Fattoruso on drums, and David Amaro on both electric and acoustic guitars – shifting nicely between both instruments in a way that further underscores the blended vibe of the record! Most of these tracks are Airto classics – like "Tombo in 7/4", "San Francisco River", "Romance Of Death", "Ringers", and "Wind Chant" – and the record has a very sweet CTI production style, but is still rough enough around the edges to keep things nice and real! Deodato In Concert is an excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, and vocals by Flora Purim – and those are just the marquee names of a large and amazing grew of great musicians! All tracks are long and complicated, for very hynotic feel throughout. The funkiest number is "Tropea", which has a nice long 8 minute groove – and the set also features a cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", plus the tracks "Parana", "Branches", "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" and "Skyscraper". Amazing! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... About September 28, 2018
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". CD

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About September 28, 2018
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". LP, Vinyl record album

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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has ring & edge wear, half split bottom seam, and some notes in pen on back.)

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Warner Bros Records Anthology 1973 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
Ashford & Simpson may have gotten their start at Motown, but they really found their groove at Warner Brothers – as you'll hear on this massive collection of tracks from their landmark late 70s years at the label! Even many decades later, the strength of this music is undeniable – a careful blend of soulful roots and upbeat rhythms – yet all in ways that never fall into standard disco cliches of the period! The Ashford & Simpson groove is a really unique one – always deeply soulful, even when well polished, and carefully put together with some of the best studio elements the pair could get their hands on – then produced to perfection with a sparkling sound that's years ahead of its time. This 3CD set is the best we've ever seen to look at their years with Warner – as it features a total of 47 long tracks in all – including some rare singles and unusual mixes too! Titles include "I'd Know You Anywhere", "Bend Me", "Gimme Something Real", "Somebody Told A Lie", "Send It", "So So Satisfied (single version)", "Top Of The Stairs", "Bourgie Bourgie (inst)", "Main Line", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", "Sell The House", "It'll Come It'll Come It'll Come", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "It Seems To Hang On", "Is It Still Good To Ya", "Ain't It A Shame (long version)", "The Debt Is Settled (unreleased long version)", "Nobody Knows", "Found A Cure", "Crazy", "Happy Endings (single)", "Live Medley", "It's The Long Run (single version)", "I Ain't Asking For Your Love", "Get Up & Do Something", "Found A Cure (Tom Moulton mix)", "Love Don't Make It Right (John Morales M+M disco mix)", "Stay Free (groove line disco mix)", "Don't Cost You Nothing (12" disco)", "It Seems To Hang On (12" disco)", "Bourgie Bourgie (Joe Claussell's classic mix)", "Over & Over (12" disco mix)", "Tried Tested & Found True (12" disco)", "Flashback (12" disco)", "One More Try (12" disco)", and "Tried Tested & Found True (Mike Maurro's inst reprise)". CD

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Average White BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... $18.99
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, and taking a shot at that territory on his own! In a reversal of modes, Cannonball actually handles the production – with help from Jimmy Bowen – which leaves Axelrod alone to compose, arrange, and direct the group on the set. The album's got a fair bit of electricity in the mix – heavy keyboards from Joe Sample, and some really fuzzy guitars – plus lots of choppy reed work from Joe Sample and Ernie Watts, all wrapped up with some monstrously funky drums from Ndugu Chancler. There's a very bottom-heavy groove to the record – one that makes for a few completely amazing breaks, and a very funky sound overall – and Axelrod does an amazing job of controlling the players here – so that nobody jams too much, and the grooves are always right on the money! The whole thing's great – a sublime symphony of instrumental funk all the way through – and titles include "Reverie", "Miles Away", "Go For It", "Ken Russell", "1000 Rads", and "One". First time ever on CD – a seminal reissue from Dusty Groove! CD
(Out of print.)

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Beau BrummelsBradley's Barn (2LP deluxe edition – colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner/Run Out Groove, 1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A crucial album in the sound of late 60s Warner – recorded by west coasters The Beau Brummels in the heart of Tennessee, at the legendary studios of country producer Owen Bradley! This meeting of west and country is fantastic – a really incredible extension of earlier folksy rock styles forged by Dylan, Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, and others – handled with incredible care, and a style that's equally honest and ironic – but coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – one of those rare few albums that somehow draws from a wealth of inspiration, but manages to make something completely standout in the process – almost a Feelies/Good Earth for its own generation! Tremendous stuff – and titles include "Jessica", "Bless You California", "I'm A Sleeper", "Little Bird", "Turn Around", and "An Added Attraction". Very cool double LP reissue – with loads of bonus tracks that include "Long Black Veil", "Confessions (demo)", "High There", "Deep Water (alt version)", "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (alt mix)", "Bittersweet", "Jessica (alt version)", "Tan Oak Tree", "Just A Little Bit Of Lovin (demo)", "I Love You Mama (alt version)", "I'll Be Your Baby (alt version)", and "Lift Me (alt take)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 3000 copies on multi colored vinyl.)

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Justo BetancourtPa Bravo Yo ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... $14.99
A really top-shelf album from Justo Betancourt – a perfect illustration of the power of his vocals at their height! The set's got a really classic 70s salsa feel – a horn-heavy groove that almost effortlessly flows from a combo of strong players, topped by majestic vocals from Justo – stretching out soulfully with these wonderful inflections, timings, and turns that go far beyond the simple lyrics of the tunes. The record's almost a casebook study in the way that the Fania singers of the 70s could be completely expressive without resorting to any sort of over-emotive cliches – a new level of Latin masculinity in song, served up here with impeccable arrangements by Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Pa Bravo Yo", "Psicologia", "Oyeme Cantar", "Guaguanco Ta Moderno", "Adios Felicidad", "Catano", and "Una Audiencia Muerta". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Pa Bravo Yo (remastered edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Justo BetancourtPa Bravo Yo (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... $14.99
A really top-shelf album from Justo Betancourt – a perfect illustration of the power of his vocals at their height! The set's got a really classic 70s salsa feel – a horn-heavy groove that almost effortlessly flows from a combo of strong players, topped by majestic vocals from Justo – stretching out soulfully with these wonderful inflections, timings, and turns that go far beyond the simple lyrics of the tunes. The record's almost a casebook study in the way that the Fania singers of the 70s could be completely expressive without resorting to any sort of over-emotive cliches – a new level of Latin masculinity in song, served up here with impeccable arrangements by Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Pa Bravo Yo", "Psicologia", "Oyeme Cantar", "Guaguanco Ta Moderno", "Adios Felicidad", "Catano", and "Una Audiencia Muerta". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Pa Bravo Yo ... CD 14.99

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Black Ivory/Odds & EndsBattle Of The Bands Round 1 (Black Ivory vs Odds And Ends) ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Hardly a battle of the bands – as both groups here are great, and bring a sublime harmony soul sound to the set! The first half of the CD features some of the best early work from Black Ivory – killer group soul tracks recorded for the Perception/Today label in the early 70s, when Patrick Adams was handling the group in the studio and really helping them hit their heights! The 12 tracks included have the group sounding great both in a heartbreakingly mellow style, and in a more upbeat one – a groove that's probably more Motown-styled soul than some of their clubbier work in years to come. Black Ivory titles include "Surrender", "I'll Find A Way", "Don't Turn Around", "Our Future", "We Made It", "You & I", "Just Leave Me Some", "Time Is Love", and "Find The One Who Loves You". Next up are 8 more tracks by an even more obscure group – Odds & Ends, who also recorded for Perception/Today at the same stretch – and who have an equally great sound! The group's a trio with two guy singers and one gal – and they work here with a distinctly Philly sound, thanks to studio help from Thom Bell and Bobby Martin, who bring as much polish to the singles as some of the best work from the Gamble & Huff team at the time. There's a great late 60s Philly style to the cuts – despite an early 70s release – and titles include "Foot Track", "Who Could Doubt My Love", "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Yesterday My Love", and "Talk That Talk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the years, this initial album still has a power that's undeniable – a way of putting the whole thing together that really uses the best elements of the late 60s studio – handled with sweet production from James William Guerico that rivals his best work for Chicago! Even the lead vocals by David Clayton Thomas hold up nicely – and the set includes the classics "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie", "And When I Die", "Smiling Phases", "More & More", "Spinning Wheel", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has an old price sticker on back.)

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BlowflyZodiac Blowfly/Butterfly ... CD
Weird World/House Of Funk, Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Two great albums from Blowlfly on one CD! The first album follows in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley's Zodiac albums – and offers up some excellent funky tunes, all based around the different symbols of the zodiac, and all done with the usual Blowfly porno sense of humor! The backing is great – and nearly every cut has a strong funk or soul groove behind it – with the music really integrated into the performance, and not just layered in underneath the monologue. Great stuff – with a Zodiac humping cover to boot! Butterfly features the raunchy one at it again – serving up funky, filthy, and funny parodies of 70s soul and pop songs with more than enough bad language to make even the most street hip hopper turn red! The band is nice and tight on most of the tracks, grooving hard with a funky wah-wah sound underneath Blow's freaky comedy bits – and providing the funk that really makes the album work, because we'd hate to imagine it without the music! Titles include "Suck Train", "Rap Dirty", "Juice It Up", "Niggaz Ain't Sh*t", "Neither One Of Us", and "Easter Bunny". (For mature audiences.) CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some staining along the bottom seam.)

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James BrownHot Pants ... CD
Polygram, 1971. Used ... $18.99
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The title cut was a big single for James at the time, but it's presented here in its full 9 minute version – a monstrous jam that's equal to anything on the Payback record, or the JBs albums too – and the album also includes the long two-part take of "Escapism", and another funky gem – "Blues & Pants", which snaps along for a solid 9 minutes too! The album's filled with heavy funk, and the longer tracks allow for plenty of instrumental flourishes from Fred, Maceo, and the other JBs – and honestly, the record is more of a People Records session than a Polydor record from James. Even more amazing – this CD reissue features the full 19 minute version of "Hot Pants" – the unedited jam from the session! CD
( Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)
Also available Hot Pants ... LP 11.99

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James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good- ... $11.99
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The title cut was a big single for James at the time, but it's presented here in its full 9 minute version – a monstrous jam that's equal to anything on the Payback record, or the JBs albums too – and the album also includes the long two-part take of "Escapism", and another funky gem – "Blues & Pants", which snaps along for a solid 9 minutes too! The album's filled with heavy funk, and the longer tracks allow for plenty of instrumental flourishes from Fred, Maceo, and the other JBs – and honestly, the record is more of a People Records session than a Polydor record from James. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available Hot Pants ... CD 18.99

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James BrownRapp Payback (Pts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
TK, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Brother James tackles the modern music trends of 1980, with a tight funky groove that's got a TK Miami sound, at a little bit faster tempo than his Polydor stuff. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker & pen.)

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James BrownSex Machine Today ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little album by The Godfather – one that takes the core James Brown sound of the "Sex Machine" generation, and serves it up with a tighter mid 70s twist! Fred Wesley is still very firmly at the helm of the band – and there's a power here that's equal to the later JBs work on the Breakin Bread album. The grooves are nicely free of the "fast funk" syndrome that crept into James' work a few years later as his answer to disco – and are super tight all the way through! The LP includes a 12 minute remake of "Sex Machine" that's worth the price alone – plus the funk cuts "Dead On It", "Problems", and "Deep In It". Nice stuff – and plenty of funkiness to go around! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of marker.)

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Odell Brown & The Organ-IzersDucky ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best of Odell Brown's groovy organ jazz albums for Cadet from the late 60's. His groovy little combo – which features Artee "Duke" Payne on sax, Tommy Purvis on tenor, Phil Upchurch on bass, and Master Henry Gibson on conga – grooves nicely through short "combo" oriented organ cuts like "Get Off My Back", "Mirar, Mirar", "She's Coming My Way", "Tough Tip", and "No More Water In The Well". They play with a mix of funkiness and virtuosity, and with the same sense of humor as contemporary groups like the Jack McDuff quartet or Young-Holt Unlimited. Nice stuff, and one of the harder records to find by them. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Sheree BrownStraight Ahead ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful album of breezy jazzy soul from the sweet voiced Sheree Brown! The record is one of two that Brown cut for Capitol, and it was produced by Richard Rudolph – husband and collaborator of the late Minnie Riperton – in the immediate years after Minnie's death, leading us to wonder if Rudolph was trying for another hit with a different female vocalist. This LP's got a bit of a Minnie Riperton-ish feel, but Sheree also brings a lot more to the session – including some nice guitar work, and a sophisticated soul style that's kind of in a Jean Carn mode. Features the wonderful jazzy stepper "It's A Pleasure", which has a compressed jazz funk groove, and bouncy vocals over the top. Other trakcs include "I Wanna Be By Your Side", "Happiness Flows", and "Everything You Do". Very nice stuff, and a lot harder to find than it should be! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Donald ByrdStepping Into Tomorrow ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An essential bit of jazz funk from Donald Byrd and Larry Mizell! The groove's very similar to their classic Places & Spaces LP, and the record's got loads of cool spacey tracks with hot funky trumpet from Donald, and cool waves of synth and sound from Larry. The title cut's a great groover, and other nice ones include "Think Twice" (sampled by Main Source for "Lookin' At the Front Door"), "I Love The Girl", and "You Are The World". Great great great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time. Other tracks include "I'd Rather Be With You", "Just As Long As We're In Love", and "You Don't Care" – and the whole album's a masterpiece beyond compare! LP, Vinyl record album

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ChangeParadise (long version, short version) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1981. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A catchy bass heavy number with serious dancefloor appeal that doesn't sacrifice any of it's slick modern soul production, in our opinion, the best cut off Change's sophomore LP, Miracles, when the group was still working in a post disco, 80s groove mode that didn't betray the fact that they were largely a studio creation. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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Gavin ChristopherGavin Christopher (1979) ... LP
Curtom/RSO, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A lost late Curtom release – and like many from this time, the album's got a slick club groove on most tracks. Gavin sang backup vocals on a number of albums during the 70s and early 80s – but he does a pretty decent job on lead vocals on this set, one of the few he ever cut as a solo artist. Arrangements are by Bobby Eli on most tracks, and the record's definitely got a Philly club groove to it – very much in the mode of the later work that was coming out of the Sigma Sound Studios. Titles include "What Can I Say", "This Side of Heaven", "We're In Love", "Feelin' The Love", and "Be Your Own Best Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & a cut corner. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Linda CliffordIf My Friends Could See Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Blixa Sounds, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The standout classic from Curtom disco diva Linda Clifford – and an album that showed that Chicago could rival Philly in the clubby groove department! Linda has a proud presence that really matches that of her better-known sisters in the City Of Brotherly Love – and she's singing here with a strong sense of personality that really sets the album apart from other female disco albums of the era. One of the greatest examples of this is her stunning "Runaway Love" – which has a bad-rapping, almost Marlena Shaw-esque monologue in the middle – but other tracks are equally nice, and include "Gypsy Lady", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Broadway Gypsy Lady", "You Are You Are", and "I Feel Like Falling In Love Again". Arrangements are by Gil Askey – who also produced the set in collaboration with Curtis Mayfield! CD features the bonus tracks "Runaway Love (12" mix)", "Gypsy Lady (12" mix)", and "If My Friends Could See Me Now (12" mix)". CD

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Natalie ColeNatalie ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the Chicago soul scene – including songwriting and production from the team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – and work from key session players like Richard Evans and Gene Barge, who worked in the Curtom Studios to craft the grooves on the set! Titles include "Keep Smiling", "Mr. Melody", "Heaven Is With You", "Can We Get Together", "Touch Me", "Hard To Get Along", and "Good Morning Heartache" LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie ColonGuisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1969. Used ... $22.99
Wild early work from Willie Colon – a record that's equally poised between the Latin Soul and later salsa era, and which features great lead vocals from Hector Lavoe! The album's got some very strong tracks that percolate in Willie's dark trombone-led groove – like the mighty 7 minute "No Me Den Candela", which steps about majestically in a slow and soulful groove; or the great instrumental cut "I Wish I Had a Watermelon", a nice mini-descarga with some really great piano! Other tracks include "El Titan", "Oiga Senor", "Guisando", and "Te Estan Buscando". Great stuff all around! CD
(Out of print.)

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Como MamasMove Upstairs ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that almost makes you feel like you stumbled upon some unreleased master tapes from the 70s in the vaults of Excello Records! There's few folks we could ever trust to get a gospel funk record this right – and the use of the vocals is tremendous along with the grooves – really stepping out on cuts that include "Move Upstairs", "Out Of The Wilderness", "99 & A Half Won't Do", "I Can't Thank Him Enough", "He's Mine", and "So Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Ray ConniffTheme From Swat/Send In The Clowns ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
Very cool 70s work from Ray Conniff – two albums that have him taking on a very new groove! Theme From Swat features a whole host of hip TV themes from the time – performed by Conniff's studio ensemble with a strong focus on instrumental solos – both by Ray on trombone, and Ethmer Rothen on flute – plus an unnamed keyboardist who does a pretty nice job! The Conniff Singers come in for a bit, but don't dominate entirely as they do on some of Ray's other 70s records – and there's even a few moments that get a bit funky – at least as funky as you'd expect from the man himself. Titles include "Mystery Movie Theme", "Police Story", "Baretta's Theme", "Welcome Back", "SWAT", and "Love Is All Around". Send In The Clowns is a nice mix of modes from Ray Conniff – as the record has him trying on a whole bunch of different styles – TV themes, soulful pop, and moodier mellow numbers – including one that even features some guest piano from Pete Jolly! The album's a bit more mixed in vibe than other Ray Conniff 70s records, but that also makes for some nice surprises – on titles that include "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Lonely Night", "Vera's Theme", "Love's Theme", and "Send In The Clowns". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Norman ConnorsPassion ... CD
Capitol, 1988. Used ... $18.99
Late 80s – but Norman's still the king of the mellow soul groove! The album's got Connors working with his Starship Orchestra on a set of tunes that bubble forth with the same jazzy touches as in earlier years – showing a bit of the trace of their time in the group's silly costumes on the back cover, and the use of electric rhythms on a number of cuts – but more than making up for that with a soulful feel overall. Vocals are by Gabrielle Goodman and Spender Harrison – and Freddie Hubbard guest stars on one track. Titles include "Samba For Maria", "Welcome To My Life", "That's The Way Of The World", "I Am Your Melody", "Passion", and "Private Stock". CD
(Out of print.)

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Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A record that ended up in more than a few 70s record collections because of its sexy cover image – but a set that's even better when you get down into the grooves – thanks to massively funky work from Crown Heights Affair! The group are wonderful here – upbeat and quick-stepping, but still filled with razor-sharp funk energy – at a level that's similar to Brass Construction or BT Express – with no fluff at all, and none of the kind of too-extended sloppy musicianship you were getting from the studio disco groups. The whole thing's got a rock-solid vibe that was first forged in the funky 45 generation, then kicked up for the 12" years – including the group's harmony vocals, which still have a great indie vibe. Titles include "Sexy Ways", "Dancin", "Far Out", "Music Is The World", "Love Me", and "Searching For Love". Also includes the nice funky funky "French Way", which has some great moogy parts! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Crown Heights AffairDreaming A Dream/Do It Your Way/Dream World ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
Three early albums from Crown Heights Affair – all brought together in a single set! First up is Dreaming A Dream – a dream of a record from Crown Heights Affair – the group's classic first set, and maybe as fine a batch of early club work you could ever hope to find! Like so many of the east coast acts at the start of the disco generation, these guys are a well-trained funk ensemble, playing at a faster clip for the new dancefloor sound – which means that at the core, they've still got some fantastic instrumentation – and a groove that rivals their bigger contemporaries, like Kool & The Gang, Fatback, or BT Express! The drums are fantastic, the basslines nice and subtle, the horns used with some real grace – and there's also some really cool moog solos on the best numbers – which really makes the album a treat. Titles include both disco and vocal versions of their hit "Dreaming A Dream" – plus the tracks "I Am Me", "You Smiled", "Foxy", "I Am Me", "Feeling Tall", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Na Na Hey Hey", and "Picture Show". Do It Your Way is a record that ended up in more than a few 70s record collections because of its sexy cover image – but a set that's even better when you get down into the grooves – thanks to massively funky work from Crown Heights Affair! The group are wonderful here – upbeat and quick-stepping, but still filled with razor-sharp funk energy – at a level that's similar to Brass Construction or BT Express – with no fluff at all, and none of the kind of too-extended sloppy musicianship you were getting from the studio disco groups. The whole thing's got a rock-solid vibe that was first forged in the funky 45 generation, then kicked up for the 12" years – including the group's harmony vocals, which still have a great indie vibe. Titles include "Sexy Ways", "Dancin", "Far Out", "Music Is The World", "Love Me", and "Searching For Love". Also includes the nice funky funky "French Way", which has some great moogy parts! Dream World is a tasty little disco album that's a lot better than you might think! In some ways, this might be Crown Heights Affair's most perfectly realized album – as it's got lots of long tracks that mix the group's always-tight instrumental style with a spacey soul sensibility that's quite captivating. None of the cuts are standout slammers, but the album's pretty nice as a whole, and the songwriting gives the group plenty of good lyrics to work with. Titles include "Galaxy Of Love", "Dream World", "Things Are Going To Get Better", "I'm Gonna Love You Forever", and "Say A Prayer For Two". CD

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CrusadersChain Reaction ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
On this one, the Crusaders definitely crossed from jazz into funk – but who cares, because the album's so darn great! The record's got a tight LA groove, with some excellent electric keyboards, sweet sax solos, and tight drumming throughout. True proof that sometimes a lot of money can be put to good use to improve a band's sound in the studio – and with the tracks to back it up, like "Creole", "Chain Reaction", "Rainbow Visions", "Hallucinate", and "Soul Caravan". This is album is to jazz funk what Steely Dan's Aja was to 70s rock! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe CubaComin' At You ... CD
Seeco, Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
The young Joe Cuba's coming on plenty strong here – working with a stripped-down sextet that was his answer to the larger, stuffier Latin groups of the previous generation! Cuba's combo has plenty of fire right from the start – and a sublime mix of jazz and percussion that's a key link between the cubop jazz mambo years and the Latin Soul generation that Joe would ignite a few years later! Some cuts have wonderful vibes alongside the piano and percussion – and the instrumentation definitely draws inspiration from Cuban descarga styles, but hones everything down to a much sharper groove. Vocals are by Jimmy Sabater and Cheo Feliciano – in both English and Spanish –and titles include "Joe Cuba's Mambo", "Pancho Foo", "Stuff N Things", "Tremendo Coco", and "Chichon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBig Fun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great Miles 70s groove albums – an album that's often as funky as you might expect from the cover, with a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The noise of previous electric sessions is nicely toned down a bit here – leaving lots more room for soulful grooving – and although the selections were recorded over different dates, there's a very unified feel to the record – as most tracks have a similar groove, away from other Davis electric work of the period. Players vary throughout – and include Wayne Shorter and Sonny Fortune on reeds, Lonnie Smith and Chick Corea on keyboards, Ron Carter and Dave Holland on basses, John McLaughlin on guitar, and Al Foster and Billy Cobham on drums. Titles include "Great Expectations", "Ife", "Go Ahead John", and "Lonely Fire" – and the whole thing kicks! CD features 4 long bonus tracks too – "Yaphet", "The Little Blue Frog", "Recollections", and "Trevere". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis At Fillmore ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Four sides of long improvised grooves from Miles Davis – a set that's quite similar to the classic studio album Bitches Brew, but which captures the sound in more open live setting! Each track on each side is named "Wednesday Miles", "Thursday Miles", and so on – after the night it was recorded – and is one of the few documents of the Miles electric group that features Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Grossman on saxes, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. The work is more inside than some of the Davis Japanese sessions of the time, but no less revolutionary – really opening up in some wonderful ways – with lots of spacious modal riffing over some heavy vamps. Groovy and quite free at the same time, but not nearly as out as the later electric recordings! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1963. Used ... $5.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD

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Don DowningDoctor Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer classic from grooveman Don Downing – the kind of indie disco record that really broke big in the 70s – but which hardly ever got the longer-term fame it deserved! The grooves here are straight and simple – the best early east coast club modes of the mid 70s – more tight funk than commercial disco, especially when topped by some of the deeper soul moments of Don Downing – who can come across like Johnny Taylor on his Columbia cuts in a similar setting! Backings are great – handled by studio giants like Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Jimmy Maelen on congas – and titles include "Dream World", "Sugar & Spice", "Doctor Boogie", "Love Doctor", and "Half Past Love". CD features bonus tracks – "I'm Not Loving (Tom Moulton disco)", "Lonely Days Lonely Nights (single version)", "Dream World (Tom Moulton disco)", and "Doctor Boogie (original single)". CD

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Dr JohnRemedies/Desitively Bonnaroo ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky classics from Dr John – back to back in a single set! First up is Remedies, one of the records that made Dr John a legend back in the day – a set that steps off from New Orleans roots into a world of weird funk, tripped-out sounds, and lots and lots of super-heavy grooves! The album's got a nicely exploratory vibe – as the first side features shorter funky cuts, but the second half really stretches out, and features a side-long track that has the Doctor at his most freewheeling – mixing deep currents from soul and blues with all the great ear for studio techniques he'd developed over the years – fused into a sound that's almost a fantasy of a soulful subculture in the swamps. Titles include "Loop Garoo", "Wash Mama Wash", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Mardi Gras Day", and "Chippy Chippy" – plus the side-long "Angola Anthem". Desitively Bonnaroo is filled with tight funky work from Dr John – a second collaboration with producer Allen Toussaint, and a set that follows strongly on their Right Place record of the year before! The groove's not as messed-up as on the first few Atlantic records by the Doctor – but in it's place is a sweet electric funk mode, kind of an update on 60s New Orleans grooves – handled here by The Meters and a host of other key players from the Crescent City scene! Toussaint's production and arrangements are tight, but never slick at all – still much earthier than the later work, especially that on Warner Brothers, that was handled by the producer. And the tunes have a good focus that keeps Dr John on track lyrically – even though we'll admit that our main love of this record comes from the keyboards, bass, and funky drums! Titles include "Stealin", "What Comes Around (Goes Around)", "Mos' Scocious", "Rite Away", "R U 4 Real", "Let's Make A Better World", "Sing Along Song", "Go Tell The People", "Quitters Never Win", and "Can't Git Enuff". CD

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Dream MachineDream Machine ... LP
RCA, 1981. Very Good ... $5.99
Funky dancefloor material – with production by Norman Whitfield, and vocals by Yvonne "Taka Boom" Brumbach. The groove is somewhere near the vein of late Undisputed Truth – and although the group is wearing these silly costumes on the front the album's less disco than you might think – it's actually in more of a nicely bubbling synth funk style! Titles include "Shakedown", "The Force", "Dream Machine", "Living Too High", "Don't Walk Away", "All My Love" and "Simple Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Earth Wind & FireGratitude ... CD
Columbia, 1975. Used ... $4.99
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is enough to confirm that! And although a live set, the record's actually a bit half and half – with a few added studio tunes to keep the hits coming. Includes their classic version of Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love", plus the mellow jams "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Reasons", the funky "Shining Star", and a great cover of "Sun Goddess", which was also done by Ramsey Lewis with the group. Features a bonus live medley too – not on the original album! CD
Also available Gratitude ... LP 7.99

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Earth Wind & FireGratitude ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is enough to confirm that! And although a live set, the record's actually a bit half and half – with a few added studio tunes to keep the hits coming. Includes their classic version of Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love", plus the mellow jams "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Reasons", the funky "Shining Star", and a great cover of "Sun Goddess", which was also done by Ramsey Lewis with the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a name in marker.)
Also available Gratitude ... CD 4.99

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Ebonys/Barbara MasonSing About Life/Give Me Your Love ... CD
Buddah/Victor (Japan), 1972/1976. Used ... $13.99
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". Next up is the sensuous soul gem from Barbara Mason – a sweetly soulful groover all the way – and one of her strongest records! Give Me Your Love gets our love for a bunch of reasons, but especially for the title track – which is reworking of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love" – which is arranged by Curtis himself. Vince Montana does most of the other arrangements, and you can see traces of Barbara's move into clubland later in the decade – but this one's more about lush, deeply soulful sounds. Leon Huff is on piano and keys, the tunes have incredible backing vocals with Barbara Ingram, Bunny Sigler, Kenny Gamble and others in the chorus – but this is Barbara's show all the way – emoting soulful magic out front! Titles include "Let Me In Your Life", "Bed and Board", "Who Will You Hurt Next", and "You Can Be With the One You Don't Love". CD
(Out of print, booklet is water damaged, pages are stuck together & has a tear.)
Also available Sing About Life ... CD 13.99

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Duane EddyLonely Guitar ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wrinkling from moisture at the opening.)

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Maynard FergusonLive From San Francisco ... CD
TBA, 1984. Used ... $6.99
Maynard Ferguson live – and still holding onto all the great sort of grooves he cooked up in the studio during the 70s! The performance is from a 1984 appearance at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall – and Maynard's got the group in super-tight, super-soulful formation – with a very strong focus on the rhythms at the bottom, but plenty of room for spirited solos over the top – including work by Ferguson on trumpet, Tim Reis on soprano and alto, Steve Wiest on trombone, and Gregg Bissonette on drums. Titles include "Coconut Champagne", "Fireshaker", "Ganesha", "Bebop Buffet", and "South 21st Shuffle". CD
(Out of print.)

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FestivalsYou're Gonna Make It (mono) (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Colossus, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sublime harmony soul – with a sound that would put the Impressions to shame! "You're Gonna Make It" is a soaring, righteous number – as proud as it is soulful, with the vocals lifting together to the heavens as the tune skips on with a sweet little groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels are stained with stuck-on paper.)

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Clare FischerSalsa Picante ... LP
MPS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Very nice electric Latin jazz session from this legendary LA piano player. Clare plays organ and electric piano, and the group also features Poncho Sanchez on congas. The band has a wonderful warm mellow groove, and the record is one of Fischer's best from the time! Includes a great version of Clare's classic "Morning", plus the cuts "Descarga – Yema Ya", "Guarabe", "Bachi", and "Cosmic Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Discovery. Cover has waviness, staining and peeling in the top right due to moisture.)

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Five SpecialTrak'n ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
A groovy little move for Five Special – a set that still has the best funkier touches of their previous album, but which also brings in some more electro elements as well! There's a wicked groove on the guitar here – at least on the more upbeat tracks – kind of a riffing edge that sets the tunes moving nicely, and which is underscored by some heavy basslines and keyboard bits too. Mellower cuts have a warmer feel, but one that's mighty nice too – that sweet balance that only a few groups of the era could pull off well – which makes for a nicely rounded album overall. Titles include "Your Body Heat", "You Can Do It", "Spread Love", "Just A Feeling", "Sexy Lady", "Now & Then", and "Love A Thon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some moisture staining.)

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Sonny FortuneSerengeti Minstrel ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great one from Sonny Fortune – done with the fusiony sound he was working so well with at the time, and still filled with a tight conception and an incredible group of musicians who bring depth and deliver some really great solos! The title track is an incredible 10 minute cut that breaks into a beautiful modal groove about 4 minutes into it – and that groove is completely wonderful. It's far from the only high point of a set filled with them. Players include Kenny Barron on Fender Rhodes, Woody Shaw on coronet & flugelhorn, Gary King on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Sammy Figueroa on congas, Rafael Cruz on percussion, and Sonny doing his thing on flute, piccolo and sax. Other tracks include "Bacchanal", "Never Again Is Such A Long Time", "There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid" and "The Afro-Americans". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out hole.)

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FrantiqueFrantique ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used ... $9.99
One of the more unusual albums to come from Philly International in the 70s – a set of Euro disco tracks by a French group, and not the usual homegrown talent who usually recorded for the label! The vibe here is maybe a bit more like some of the Prelude Records material of the time – with tight, core rhythms by a studio combo who definitely hit the warmer side of the Euro disco groove – and female vocals over the top that are catchy, but in a different style than the usual Philly International singers of the time. The set sports one classic cut – the dancefloor groover "Strut Your Funky Stuff" – and other tracks include "Night People These Days", "Getting Serious", and "Disco Dancer". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Frantique ... CD 13.99

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FrantiqueFrantique ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the more unusual albums to come from Philly International in the 70s – a set of Euro disco tracks by a French group, and not the usual homegrown talent who usually recorded for the label! The vibe here is maybe a bit more like some of the Prelude Records material of the time – with tight, core rhythms by a studio combo who definitely hit the warmer side of the Euro disco groove – and female vocals over the top that are catchy, but in a different style than the usual Philly International singers of the time. The set sports one classic cut – the dancefloor groover "Strut Your Funky Stuff" – and other tracks include "Night People These Days", "Getting Serious", and "Disco Dancer". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Frantique ... CD 9.99

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FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". CD

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FunkadelicFunkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group playing live, in relatively familiar territory of Michigan – crafting these grooves that are filled with as much fuzz as funk, and really working as an incredible live representation of all the mad genius they brought to their first few studio albums for Westbound! The whole thing's very well-recorded – as strong a live album as any label would have issued at the time – and titles include very long versions of "Maggot Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", both a fast and slow take of "I Call My Baby Pussycat" – and the tracks "Alice In My Fantasies", "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing", "I'll Bet You", "You & Your Folks Me & My Folks", and "Good Old Music". CD
Also available Funkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 35.98
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group playing live, in relatively familiar territory of Michigan – crafting these grooves that are filled with as much fuzz as funk, and really working as an incredible live representation of all the mad genius they brought to their first few studio albums for Westbound! The whole thing's very well-recorded – as strong a live album as any label would have issued at the time – and titles include very long versions of "Maggot Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", both a fast and slow take of "I Call My Baby Pussycat" – and the tracks "Alice In My Fantasies", "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing", and "Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow".. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Funkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... CD 9.99

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FunkadelicLet's Take It To The Stage ... CD
Westbound, 1975. Used ... $4.99
A tasty little album from Funkadelic – one that has Bootsy Collins joining the group, and really hitting the unique approach that would become the definitive P-Funk groove! And although tracks are shorter and even more focused, there's still a fair bit of guitar in the set – keeping the trademark Funkadelic sound in place, to set them aside from from the growing horn-heavy Parliament groove. Yet in both groups' work at the time, there's a growing emphasis on the rhythms at the bottom – a pulling up of the basslines in a way that was no doubt influenced by Bootsy's presence, and which would have a key influence on the sound of funk for years to come! Includes the massively infectious funk track "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", plus "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Be My Beach", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "The Song Is Familiar", "No Head No Backstage Pass", "Atmosphere", "Stuffs & Things", and "Better By the Pound". CD

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FuturesAin't No Time Fa Nothin'/Party Man ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... About October 1, 2018
"Ain't No Time Fa Nothing" is one of the greatest tracks ever to come out of the Philly stable, and it's certainly the best track ever that was cut by this east coast vocal group! The cut's got beautiful mellow production, a nice jazzy intro, and a sweet harmony stepper's groove all the way through. Very nice stuff, and pressed here on a nice promo 2-sided 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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France GallBaby Pop (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $29.99
No baby pop here, as France Gall is all-woman throughout – one of the best of the French female pop singers of the mid 60s, working here with an upbeat, groovy sound throughout! Backings are by the great Alain Gouraguer, who gives the record a tightly jerking kind of feel – a sound that's the Paris contribution to the same sort of mod grooves that were coming out of the London scene at the time. The album's filled with classics by Gall, all sung in a sweet voice that's a great contrast to the music – wonderful stuff throughout, with titles that include "Baby Pop", "Cet Air La", "L'Amerique", "Mon Bateau De Nuit", and "Deux Oiseaux". CD features bonus tracks "Je Me Marie En Blanc" and "Ca Me Fait Rire". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Carlos GarnettCosmos Nucleus ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – played by a large ensemble, but one that's got a nicely focused feel – a groove that really pushes the sound of Garnett's other records with its wide instrumentation, yet which still has all the punch and power of before! Carlos brings in a few slight Caribbean touches – elements he'd experimented with a bit before – and the lineup includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes, Roy Campbell and Abdul Malik on trumpets, Al Brown and Charles Dougherty on also sax, Zane Massey and Akum Ra Amen Ra on tenor, Andrew Washington and Cliff Anderson on trombone, Otis McCleary on guitar, Cecil McBee on bass, and Neil Clark and Gene Ballard on percussion. Cheryl P Alexander Sings soulfully at one great spot – the stunning "Mystery Of Ages", which almost feels like a Oneness Of Juju cut – and other titles include "Cosmos Nucleus", "Wise Old Men", "Kafira" and "Bed-Stuy Blues". CD

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Marvin GayeSexual Healing – The Remixes (colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy, 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
A whole album of sexual healing – a full length set that combines earlier 12" mixes of the song from the 80s with more contemporary cuts done for this release! Some of the newer mixes pick up the groove a bit more, and add in some modern dancefloor elements – but overall, the charm of the wonderful tune always shines through – thanks to Marvin's superb vocals! Titles include the "12 inch version", "alternate vocal mix", "Sexual Healing suite rmx" by Ben Liebrand, "Kygo remix", "Snburn remix", "Felguk remix", and the "extended dance mix" produced by the Berman Brothers and performed with work from Studio Rio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on "red smoke" vinyl.)

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with a large name in marker on both sides. Labels have some pen.)

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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