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Mel TormeMel Torme Swings Shubert Alley ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Mel Torme takes on the sound of Broadway at the start of the 60s – but he does so in a very groovy way, thanks to hip backings from the amazing Marty Paich! The style here is as swinging and jazzy as the work that Mel and Marty cut together on the Bethlehem label in the late 50s – and the tracks have a nice sort of groove, and an overall lean feel – a sound that takes the music far from its Broadway roots! Players include Art Pepper on alto, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Frank Rosolino on trombone – all bringing a nice sense of themselves to the set. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Old Devil Moon", "Hello Young Lovers", "Too Close For Comfort", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme Swings Shubert Alley (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mel Torme takes on the sound of Broadway at the start of the 60s – but he does so in a very groovy way, thanks to hip backings from the amazing Marty Paich! The style here is as swinging and jazzy as the work that Mel and Marty cut together on the Bethlehem label in the late 50s – and the tracks have a nice sort of groove, and an overall lean feel – a sound that takes the music far from its Broadway roots! Players include Art Pepper on alto, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Frank Rosolino on trombone – all bringing a nice sense of themselves to the set. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Old Devil Moon", "Hello Young Lovers", "Too Close For Comfort", and "Just In Time". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley ... LP 2.99

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Stu PhillipsKnight Rider (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Varese, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On April 13, 2019
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Stu WilliamsonSapphire (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
Stu's usually just an ok trumpet player in our book – but this is one of his best sessions, thanks to the presence of a young Charlie Mariano, who really sparkles in the album's quintet setting! Charlie's alto sax seems to give Williamson's trumpet an edge that we usually don't hear on his sides from the time – cutting the whole groove with a bit more soul than might be expected, alongside a group that includes Claude Williamson on piano, Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levey on drums. Tracks include "Slugger", "There'll Never Be Another You", "Autumn In New York", "Sunday", "Sapphire", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and "Strike Up The Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing, on London records. Cover has light wear on the opening edge, and on one corner.)

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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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Shelly FabaresShelly ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Very Good- ... $19.99
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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Toni HarperLady Lonely ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
Wonderful work from Toni Harper – a singer who was really years ahead of her time, given her sense of style and sophistication! Harper's working here with Marty Paich – and the tunes are a beautiful batch of late nite numbers that carry all the blue tones you might expect from the title and the cover. Toni's vocals are a bit gentle, but never sleepy – a great exercise in understatement, and delivered with a subtle flair next to Paich's arrangements. Added strings are used alongside jazz instrumentation from players who include Jack Sheldon and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone – and titles include "Blue It Grows", "I Love The Blues", "Busy Blues", "Lady Lonely", "In The Dark Of Night", "My Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", and "River Weep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top seam and a sticker spot.)

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John McLaughlinWhere Fortune Smiles (picture disc) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Dawn/Tiger Bay (UK), 1971. New Copy ... On April 13, 2019
A groundbreaking early album from guitarist John McLaughlin – a set that's a bit different than his more famous work of the mid 70s – with maybe a more avant approach, and a lot more bite as well! The set's really an equal collaboration, rather than just a McLaughlin session – although it's become known as such, since the guitarist is the most famous musician – amongst a fantastic lineup that includes John Surman on reeds, Karl Berger on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, and Stu Martin on drums – all working in a freewheeling mode that's a lot like some of Surman's Trio records on the Dawn label from the same time! Surman is especially great here – adding in soulful currents at some spots, freer lines at others – and it's great to hear the tones of McLaughlin's guitar balanced against Berger's vibes. Titles include "Glancing Backwards", "Earth Bound Hearts", and "Where Fortune Smiles". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Marty PaichJazz Band Ball – First Set ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Sure, the album's got a hokey title – but it's a wonderful little session that ranks as one of the most striking in the Mode Records catalog! The lineup is a very unusual one – with Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, paired with Jack Sheldon and Don Fagerquist on trumpet – in a 4 part brass frontline that features some wonderfully compressed solos. Rhythm is by a trio that features Marty Paich on piano, Buddy Clark on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and the album's a beautiful small group take on some of the fluid larger arranging styles of the west coast scene of the time. The valve trombone work is especially great on the session, and is caught with a deep sensitivity that's just wonderful – and titles include "Soft Winds", "Blue Lou", "Ida", "Logrolling", and "Look Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black label pressing with deep groove and stamped patent matrix. Cover is in great shape!)

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Howard RumseyHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 6 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Another standout set from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars – the kind of group who should have been a gimmicky way to promote his nightclub, but who actually managed to cut some of the best LA records of the time! The lineup here features Rumsey on bass, Bud Shank on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Claude Williamson on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and either Frank Rosolino or Stu Williamson on trombone – depending on the track – and as before, there's a great focus on the solo talents of each member, so that even in this larger group setting, each number features a strong contribution by a particular player. Arrangements are great, and titles include "Who's Sleepy", "Isn't It Romantic", "Mad At The World", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Sad Sack", and "Dickie's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Contemporary/Lighthouse pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner with a bit of peeling at the top of the spine, and a 3 inch center split in the bottom seam.)

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Bobby TroupBobby Swings Tenderly ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare all-instrumental outing from Bobby Troup – best known for his work as a singer and songwriter at the time! But like a number of Bobby's contemporaries on the male vocal scene, Troup was equally well-skilled at handling the keys – no doubt because he'd frequently be called to accompany himself when trying out a tune at session, or during a more intimate live performance. Here, the group's a larger one than might be expected – a septet that features horn work by Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, Ted Nash, and Ronnie Lang – all of whom are featured in some nicely arranged passages, but who often step aside to let Bobby have plenty of space to solo. And we've gotta admit, we like Troup's vocals so much we wouldn't expect his piano to be that entertaining – but he really sparkles with a lightly playful approach on tracks that include "Always", "I See Your Bass Before Me", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mode pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Pepper AdamsPepper Adams Quintet ... LP
Mode, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure late 50s gem from Pepper – a stripped-down quartet session that has him blowing in a very open-ended mode – quite a difference from some of his more tightly arranged sets! The feel's a bit like Pepper's work with Donald Byrd, but even more openly swinging – played by a quintet that includes Stu Williamson on trumpet, Carl Perkins on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Tracks are all long and fresh – and the record's almost got the feel of a great Prestige blowing session from the time. Pepper's work on baritone is jaw-dropping throughout – and titles include "Unforgettable", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "Freddie Froo", and "Muezzin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black label pressing with deep groove and stamped patent matrix. Cover looks great!)

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✨✧ Bud ShankSaxophone Artistry Of Bud Shank – Bob Brookmeyer/Strings & Trombones ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really beautiful work from Bud Shank – the kind of set that showed everyone very early that he was way more than just a typical reedman! The set's divided up into two sweet variations – side one a small combo date with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and a bit of strings to warm things up – the other a set with valve trombone from Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, and Maynard Ferguson – arranged by Bob Cooper. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Charlie MarianoCharlie Mariano Plays ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant early work from Charlie Mariano – key proof of his genius, and one of the main albums we'd recommend by him! The album has Charlie coming of his years in the Boston scene – boppish at some level, but blowing with a raspy soulfulness that really opens up his horn into new territory – not Charlie Parker, not Lee Konitz, but a whole new space and sound of expression for the alto sax! The group features Stu Williamson on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both players who bring a slight west coast feel to the record, but never in too-cool ways that dampen Mariano's sound! Titles include "Green Walls", "Chloe", "Manteca", "S'Nice", "You Go To My Head", and "Give A Little Whistle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Down To The BoneClassic Album Series (From Manhattan To Staten/Urban Grooves/Spread The Word – with bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 1996/1998/2001. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The first three albums from Down To The Bone – packaged here in a nicely-priced set, with bonus tracks too! First up is From Manhattan To Staten – a record that moves across the boroughs of New York – and which also managed to have a huge impact on the Windy City as well – given that the music of Down To The Bone was perfect for the groove of the Chicago steppers scene in the 90s! The group are a bit jazz, a bit soul, and have this chunky funky rhythm at the bottom that shows their roots in the British scene – maybe a mix of electric jazz modes with inspirations from artists like Soul II Soul or the James Taylor Quartet – taken to a style that's slightly tighter overall. There's a fair bit of programming in the rhythms, mixed with live instrumentation from group members – and titles include the classic "Staten Island Groove", plus "Muesli Brown", "Savour The Flavour", "Brooklyn Heights", "3 Days In Manhattan", "Carlito's Way", "On The Corner Of Darcy Street", and "17 Mile Drive". Urban Grooves is the second album from Down To The Bone – and a set that really continues the vibe of their debut – a mix of programmed funky rhythms and liver jazz instrumentation – all awash in a groove that really helped them cross over big on both sides of the Atlantic! The production is tight, but looser than smooth jazz of the time – and the record's got more than a few strong keyboard and saxophone solos to offset its rhythmic patterns, which often draw heavily from the best styles of the British soul scene in the late 80s and early 90s. Titles include "A Little Touch Of Soul", "Phat City Hustler", "Joy Is A Good Groove", "Bump N Hustle", "To The Bone", "The Zodiac", and "Urban Jazz". Spread The Word is the overlooked third album from Down To The Bone – a set that maybe didn't take the world by storm as much as their first two, but which still has the group very much in fine formation! All the best previous elements are in place here – that strong mix of funky jazz instrumentation with contemporary rhythmic production – almost a blend of some of the funkier club styles of the time with more mainstream fusion, at a level that made these guys both a hit on the dancefloors and for kicking back at the crib! Titles include "The Backburner", "Righteous Reeds", "Sound As A Pound", "Bridgeport Boogie", "The Lowdown", and "Black Choice". 3CD set features all albums in small LP-style jackets – and bonus tracks include "Deja Vu", "Concrete Jungle", "Staten Island Groove (live studio version)", and "Brooklyn Heights (live studio version)". CD

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Jazz StudioJazz Studio Vol 3 & 4 – Complete Sessions ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1954/1955. Used ... $11.99
The 3rd and 4th sessions in Decca's excellent Jazz Studio series – both of them well-crafted chamber jazz sets with a cool swinging mid 50s LA groove! Jazz Studio 3 is a tight set of chamber jazz tracks headed by John Graas – working here with a very strong set of players that includes Charlie Mariano, Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Larry Bunker, Gerry Mulligan, Howard Roberts, and Conte Candoli – in groupings that include varying 5, 7, and 9 piece ensembles. Tracks have many of the clever west coast chamber jazz twists and turns – but the sharper-edged horn work of Sims and Mariano keep things moving along with a nice edge, and a surprisingly soulful solo feel – especially on the longer tunes. Titles include "Rogeresque", "6/4 & Even", "Mulliganesque", and "Jazz Sections From Symphony No 1 In F Minor". Jazz Studio 4 is a rare session as a leader by trumpeter Jack Millman – one that's based around his own compositions, and which a large group of west coast players alongside some lesser-known 50s talents! Players include Fred Aguirre, Lin Halliday, Artie Anto, Mike Pacheco, Curtis Counce, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Howard Roberts, and Don Friedman – playing arrangements of Millman tunes by Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Jack Montrose, and Pete Rugolo. Tracks are short, but have wonderfully constructed horn passages – as well as some very nice use of Latin percussion – and titles include "Tom & Jerry", "Bolero De Mendez", "Groove Juice", "Pink Lady", "The Turk", and "Bambi". CD
(Out of print.)

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MantronixAlbum (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Demon (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... About May 31, 2019
The classic first Mantronix LP with all the hits: "Bassline", "Fresh Is The Word", "Needle To The Groove", "Get Stupid Fresh Pt I", "Hardcore Hip Hop." All tracks that'll have you dragging out the linoleum, plus some nice rhymes from MC Tee! LP, Vinyl record album

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MantronixAlbum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... About January 23, 2019 (delayed)
Finally back on vinyl, the classic first Mantronix LP with all the hits: "Bassline", "Fresh Is The Word", "Needle To The Groove", "Get Stupid Fresh Pt I", "Hardcore Hip Hop." All tracks that'll have you dragging out the linoleum, plus some nice rhymes from MC Tee! 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 ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Studio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD 18.99

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Paul BryantGroove Time ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Excellent lost organ jazz LP on Fantasy featuring west coast organist Paul Bryant, with a quartet that includes Gene Edwards on guitar, Johnny Kirkwood on drums, and the great Plas Johnson on tenor – in one of his best-ever (and few) straight jazz performances. The set's got a nice stripped down organ groove, and is a hallmark recording of some of the more soulful stuff that Fantasy was doing at the time. Bryant's got a good clear sound, and he plays with a bit more fire than he does on the earlier albums he made with Curtis Amy. Johnson is excellent, and this set's just about the only way you can really hear him wail on tenor – since he made so many other records with strings or other more elaborate instrumentation. Tracks include "Two Minors", "Walrus Whiskers", "Evol", and "Funky Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – 100% Cotton Black/White ... Bag
Dusty Groove Gear, 2018. New Item ... $2.99
A sweet small tote for bringing your records around town – a light bag that can carry up to 20 albums, but also fold up nice and small! The bag is cotton, and stronger than you might expect – but it's also light enough to stuff in a pocket, or keep within a backpack – ready at the go for when you've got some vinyl to tote, and pretty darn great for other small items too! Canvas is black, with a white Dusty Groove logo on one side – and the handles are big enough to slide over your shoulders if needed. Bag

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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
Also available Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99

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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
Also available Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99

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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
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99

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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
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99

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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
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99

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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
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99

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Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever cut by organist Richard Groove Holmes – and a set that's worth it alone for the massive title track! Groove soars right out of the gate on that one – taking up most of side one with help from a vamping trio of guitar and drums – while he delivers this stretched-out, hard-burning solo that almost seems to take a page out of the book of the younger Charles Earland – but also stands as a great reminder of the fresh, soulful genius that Holmes brought to the Hammond in the 60s! In addition to "Onsaya Joy", other tracks are a bit more straightforward, but no less soulful – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Song For My Father", and a remake of "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness, flaking and peeling due to moisture, with a taped top seam, peeling inside the gatefold and a sticker. Back cover appears to have an inscription from the artist.)
Also available Onsaya Joy ... CD 13.99

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Irene NonisThis Love/Night Stuff ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A great slinky groove for the vocals of Irene Nonis – a tune co-written with Nicola Conte, who produced and also plays guitar on the cut! The track's got an easygoing vibe – with congas under keyboards, almost feeling like a sweet-stepping 70s tune! "Night Stuff" is maybe even more compelling – kind of Bill Withers-ish in the rhythms, in the way the guitar moves with the keyboards and rhythm – while Irene sings a lyrical style that's very much her own. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Marty StuartIcon (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal, 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... On April 13, 2019
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Autographed by Marty Stuart!)

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VariousCountdown To Soul – 17 Briliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $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. CD

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VariousGroove Diggers – Give You Light Mellow Searches ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
The Groove Diggers grabbed some great 70s mellow cuts this time around – a sweet blend of soul and AOR material, all from the rare side of the spectrum – often with a jazzy richness that makes these tracks stand out way more than the hits of the time! There's a flow to many numbers that's almost in a Stevie Wonder mode – while others get a bit deeper and funkier – and together, the tracks provide a perfect alternate universe of 70s soulful sounds – the kind of work that we've always loved and championed for years here at Dusty Groove! Titles include "Children Of The Earth" by Nimbus, "The Love I Give" by Eric Tagg, "Morning Song" by John Valenti, "All I've Got To Give" by Lemuria, "Oh Oh" by Lui, "Everything You Do" by Positive Force, "Outrageous" by Lil Albert, "Madame Butterfly" by Leo's Sunshipp, "Trombone Feeling" by Ira Nepus, "When You Coming Out" by Burton Inc, "Here I Go" by Harris & Orr, "I Like Your Stuff" by The Sidewinders, "The Cream Is Rising To The Top" by Chocolate Clay, and "Love Will Rise" by Michael Orr & The Book Of Love. 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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VariousStill Groove Jumping – 16 Classic Rockin R&B Tracks From RCA's Groove Label ... LP
RCA/Detour (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A cool collection of work from RCA's great Groove subsidiary in the 50s – home to some excellent R&B singles that were a far cry from the label's mainstream pop of the time! These cuts easily stand head to head with anything on labels like Atlantic or King at the time – and the collection unearths a whole host of tracks we'd never heard before – some rough and blusey, some with a tighter edge that's definitely at the best level of the pre-soul generation! The bluesy numbers are especially great – recorded at a level you'd never expect from RCA, at least not since the 30s – and often have these raw guitar lines that ring out like something you might hear from the Chess studios at the time. The set features great notes, with session details on the tracks – and titles include "High Low Jack" by Buddy Lucas, "Down To The Bottom" and "You Better Heed My Warning" by Larry Dale, "All My Life" by Roy Guitar Gaines, "Peek A Boo" by Mr Bear, "Rockin With Red" by Piano Red, "Drink Up" by The Du Droppers, "Country Boy" by Tiny Kennedy, "She's Got No Hair" by Arthur Crudup, and "When I Got Married" by Champion Jack Dupree. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousTotally Wired & Illicit Grooves – Acid Jazz – The Birth Of A Scene 1987 to 1990 ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. Used ... $7.99
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-managed here in the US, the earliest days of the movement were really a tremendous time in London – a period when folks returned to the core elements that made funk, jazz, and soul great – and shook off all of the too-electric and too-stiff modes that had crept in during the 80s! Most of the work here is in a really spare, stripped-down funky mode – a cross between soul jazz of the 60s and blacksploitation funk of the 70s, with possibly a few more contemporary elements thrown into the mix. And in these years way before the current deep funk revival, what's even more important is the way these songs were produced – with a warmth that other groups hadn't had in years, and a real love of the way these tracks might have sounded in older studios a few decades before. The package contains a number of key rare singles from the Acid Jazz label, other album tracks, and even a few classics that had a big influence on the London scene. Titles include the rare pre-Acid Jazz single "Got To Give" by The Brand New Heavies, the sublime "Rejoice In Righteousness" by Bukky Leo Quintet, and the tracks "Cut & Run" by Lay Zee Muthas, "Like A Gun" by King Truman, "The Killer" by Night Trains, "People Get Ready" by The Brand New Heavies, "Haw Right Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Earthly Powers" by Man Called Adam, "Mr PC" by Snowboy, "Spinning Wheel" by New Jersey Kings, "Let The Good Times Roll" by The Quiet Boys, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. Loads of great notes too – a really detailed look at the London scene at the end of the 80s! CD

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✨✧ VariousPlay The Game – The XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story Vol 2 ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the Memphis scene of the late 60s & early 70s – Kent UK's second volume in the XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story series – tunes that are diverse, trailblazing, and definitely deserving of some late love! The purpose of the series is to celebrate many the fantastic soul singles released by Sounds Of Memphis and XL in the huge shadow cast by the Stax family of labels – and it's success on that front and more. This second volume is just as great as the first in its display of the far-reaching sounds of Memphis soul at the time – from rollicking, rock & soul groovers with chugging guitar and gritty vocals, to mellowed out, melancholy soul with tight, yet rich vocal and instrumental arrangements – but it one-ups the first with its inclusion of never before released tunes, several of which should be classics! Great stuff from George Jackson,The Ovations, The Minits, Ann Hodge and many more! Titles include "All In My Mind" by George Jackson, "Play The Game" by Vision, "Got To Get Home" by Art Jerry Miller, "Gotta Move On (To My Destiny)" by The Ovations, "Today, Tomorrow And You" by Everyday People, "So Much Love To This" by The Sweeteens, "Teardrops" by William Bollinger, "I'll Love Only You" by Willie Cobbs and more. 22 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousSaved & Sanctified – The Songs Of The Jade Label (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer gospel work from a small Chicago label – most of it pretty darn funky and soulful as well! The label sticker on the album's cover states a link too musical roots in the deep south – but the overall sound here is more in that wonderful hybrid of spiritual and secular that happened in the Chicago scene in the 70s – as hipper, more sophisticated modes came into play with the message – and resulted in grooves that are equally appealing to soul music fans as well! All the cuts were put together in a tiny studio on the city's west side – and as with most Numero projects, the package provides an essential look at a musical scene we might have missed otherwise – even though Dusty Groove is just a few miles down the street from the original studio. Titles include "Satisfied Mind" by Reverend Jennings, "Got To Make A Hundred" by Harmony Four, "Soul Couldn't Be Contented" by The Inspirational Souls, "Saved & Sanctified" by Brother Hayes & The Farmer Singers, "My Shoes" by Flying Eagle Gospel Singers, "Never Alone" by The Gospel Clouds, and "Why Is The Blood Running Warm" by The Mighty Messiahs. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousThis Is Trojan Rock Steady ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The Trojan label may not have invented the rocksteady groove – but given their trans-Atlantic pipeline between Kingston and London, they certainly helped master the sound at the time! This overstuffed set brings together a whopping 50 tracks that represent the key Trojan Records rocksteady releases at the end of the 60s – music that still carries some currents of earlier Jamaican ska, but also the new beginnings of reggae – all served up by some of the greatest talents of the time. There's lots of great vocal trios on the set, plus super-sharp instrumentation – and titles include "Stop That Train" by Keith & Tex, "Once Upon A Time" by Delroy Wilson, "Fu Man Chu" by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, "54 46 That's My Number" by The Maytals, "You Don't Care" by The Techniques, "The Tide Is High" by The Paragons, "Rock Steady" by Alton Ellis & The Flames, "Walk The Streets" by Derrick Harriott, "Let Me Go Girl" by The Uniques, and "Perfidia" by Phyllis Dillon. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch 70s – More More More (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The 12" single was born in the 70s, and it instantly came of age in the disco generation – thanks to help from the sorts of wonderful grooves features in this set! The package is way more than just a batch of hit disco singles – as the range of material is nicely wide, and mixes hits with underground numbers that are well-remembered over the years – many served up here in special versions that were exclusive to the original 12" singles – with the requisite sonic punch you might expect! 3CD set features 32 tracks in all – and titles include "You Don't Have To Go (12" version)" by The Chi-Lites, "Got To Be Real (12" version)" by Cheryl Lynn, "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now (12" version)" by McFadden & Whitehead, "More More More (12" version)" by Andrea True Connection, "It's A Disco Night (12" disco single)" by Isley Brothers, "Love Train (extended)" by The O'Jays, "Keep On Dancin (12" version)" by Gary's Gang, "Taste Of Bitter Love (extended)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Pick Me Up I'll Dance (12" mix)" by Melba Moore, "Gone Gone Gone (disco mix)" by Johnny Mathis, "Rasputin (maxi version)" by Boney M, "This Time Baby (12" version)" by Jackie Moore, "You Bet Your Love (12" version)" by Herbie Hancock, "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (12" version)" by Ian Dury & The Blockheads, "Giving Up Giving In (long version)" by The Three Degrees, "Strut Your Funky Stuff (UK 12" rmx)" by Frantique, "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (12" John Luongo disco mix)" by The Jacksons, "That Funky Disco Rhythm (12" version)" by Gene Chandler, "Love Is The Message (special 12" version)" by MFSB, "We're On Our Way Home (parts 1 & 2)" by Brainstorm, and "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton mix)(" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. CD

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Alborosie & Roots RadicsAlborosie Meets Roots Radics ... CD
VP, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey touches! What works so well here is the way timeless the most timelessly effective elements – thick bass grooves rumbling over the drums, sputtering echoey dub atmosphere – pair so masterfully with modern-to-futuristic bits of synth and keys. Really nice stuff here where the classic inspired roots reach up to the cosmos. Includes "Dub For The Radicals", "The Revelation Dub", "Midnight Dub Ravers", "Shotta Man Dub", "Chalice And Dub", "Surveillance Dub", "Melanin Dub", "Herbsman Dub", "Flabba Dub Step" and "Outcome Dub". CD
Also available Alborosie Meets Roots Radics ... LP 16.99

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Alborosie & The WailersAlborosie Meets Roots Radics ... LP
VP, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey touches! What works so well here is the way timeless the most timelessly effective elements – thick bass grooves rumbling over the drums, sputtering echoey dub atmosphere – pair so masterfully with modern-to-futuristic bits of synth and keys. Really nice stuff here where the classic inspired roots reach up to the cosmos. Includes "Dub For The Radicals", "The Revelation Dub", "Midnight Dub Ravers", "Shotta Man Dub", "Chalice And Dub", "Surveillance Dub", "Melanin Dub", "Herbsman Dub", "Flabba Dub Step" and "Outcome Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
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Davie Allan & The ArrowsDevil's Rumble – Anthology 1964 – 1968 ... LP
Curb, 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 34.98
Freaky fuzzed out madness – and a much-needed look at the work of Davie Allan & The Arrows – kings of the 60s biker soundtrack! Davie first started out with sort of a Ventures-esque approach – jamming fast and hard in a surf-inspired guitar instrumental mode – but as his career went on, he really fuzzed things up a lot, and started going for a trippier groove that was perfect for the cheapo exploitation films coming out of the AIP studios at the time. Allan's work appeared in films like The Wild Angels, Devil's Angels, Mondo Hollywood, Born Losers, The Glory Stompers, and The Hellcats – and this sweet little set brings together some of the best of those tunes, along with a really full set of notes that finally tells the story behind this mysterious group! All tracks are instrumentals, with lots of heavy bass and percussion – and titles include "King Fuzz", "Devil's Rumble", "Another Cycle In Detroit", "Glory Stompers", "Cycle Delic", "Blue Rides Again", "Invasion", "Shape Of Things To Come", "Hellcats", "Born Loser's Theme", and "Moonfire". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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
Also available Simigwa ... LP 23.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
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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Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... CD
Magic Disc/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... About March 29, 2019
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of sound – almost like a moog at times, which gives some of these tracks a bit of a P&P Records vibe! Ashford was a member of The Funk Brothers – and a percussionist on countless classic Motown sessions – but this album was recorded in LA with a sweet electric groove, and a mix of strings and funk that almost rivals Jack's only other full album – a rare blacksploitation soundtrack. The set features full arrangements from Paul Riser, orchestrations from Gordon Staples, and the whole thing was recorded at the Marvin Gaye studios – which you can almost hear in Ashford's surprisingly great vocals. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moogy sound that's very nice – and other tracks include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right On Top". CD

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Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... LP
Magic Disc/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About March 29, 2019
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of sound – almost like a moog at times, which gives some of these tracks a bit of a P&P Records vibe! Ashford was a member of The Funk Brothers – and a percussionist on countless classic Motown sessions – but this album was recorded in LA with a sweet electric groove, and a mix of strings and funk that almost rivals Jack's only other full album – a rare blacksploitation soundtrack. The set features full arrangements from Paul Riser, orchestrations from Gordon Staples, and the whole thing was recorded at the Marvin Gaye studios – which you can almost hear in Ashford's surprisingly great vocals. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moogy sound that's very nice – and other tracks include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right On Top". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $3.99
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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
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David AxelrodStrange Ladies ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A great little groover from David Axelrod – cut years after his more famous work at Captiol, and more of a funky fusion record, but still pretty darn great! The record's got lots of nice keyboards, and is sort of an extension of the style he begun on the Heavy Axe album from the mid 70s. Arrangements have a great sense of space and spareness, which makes the cuts standout from the usual jazz funk numbers of the time – and which create the same sort of juxtaposition of silence and funk that's made Axelrod's earlier albums a favorite with sample-heads for years. Tracks include "Mrs. OJA", "Aunt Charlotte", "Mujer Extrana", and "Tony Poem". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert! Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a small peeled spot on back.)

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Badbadnotgood feat Little DragonTried (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
A great little number from Badbadnotgood with Little Dragon – a pretty spot on synthesis of the versatile, jazz-inspired groove of the former and moody electronic soul of the latter, especially singer Yukimi Nagano! "Tried" doesn't have to try too hard to pull is from the beginning, with it's light & airy guitar and keys, funky bassline and Yukimi's soulful vocal. It comes from Badbadnotgood's IV sessions and kind of stunning that it didn't make the record! Includes the vocal & instrumental. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dave BaileyReaching Out ... LP
Jazztime, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible album from drummer Dave Bailey – a set that's almost better than his classic early 60s sets for Epic! Like those records, this one's a rock-solid session that's right up there with the best Blue Note work of the time – perfectly put together, with a sense of poise, balance, and soul that's even more amazing, given that the album was only issued on the short-lived Jazztime label. The lineup is killer too – with Frank Haynes on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Billy Gardner on piano – and the presence of Green, Gardner, and Tucker really give the set a tight soul jazz groove. Green is great, and the album's equally noteworthy for his presence – and has actually been issued under his name over the years as well. Tracks include "One For Elena", "Reaching Out", "Our Miss Brooks", and "Baby, You Should Know It". Great stuff, and an album that will become one of your favorites! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Trio! Cover has some light wear on the top photo area, and on the bottom purple bar, but overall this is a very nice copy.)

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✨✧ BamboosSide Stepper ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... $7.99
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around they're also throwing some classic southern soul into the mix as well – bringing in great influences from 60s Memphis and Muscle Shoals, all performed at a level that we hardly would have expected from their earlier releases! There's a totally tight, totally focused sound to the work – and the album feels like some lost nugget that might have been recorded at the Fame Studios a few decades back, save for a few modern funk moments that kick up the beats just a bit more. Guests include Ty, Megan Washington, and Kylie Auldist on vocals – and about half the tracks on the record are instrumentals. Titles included "Nightsport", "The Side Stepper", "One Man Entourage", "Make It Real", "Can't Help Myself", "Funky Buttercup", "Amen Brother", "Tears Cried", "Now That You Are Mine", "Move On", and "King Of The Rodeo". CD

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Bar-KaysDefinitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The only career-spanning collection we've ever seen on The Bar-Kays – and a set that does a mighty nice job of hitting all the right bases! The group first rose to fame as a funk combo on Stax in the late 60s – then shifted a bit after part of the group was killed in the same plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding – a tragedy that soon saw the group rising from the ashes, and sounding even better than before! Their sound was a huge part of the Stax Records funk sound of the early 70s – and the group took that groove over to Mercury once the decade got going – where they found a very welcome home, and the perfect environment to perfect their ultra-sharp talents. Unlike some groups who started out funky, then went smooth and commercial, The Bar-Kays never lost the qualities that made them great – and even when recording for a bigger label, with a bigger budget, they continued to turn out rock-solid rhythms laced with super-tight instrumentation – even at times when some groups were letting more machines do all the work for them. This 3CD set follows The Bar-Kays on that long musical journey, complete with a big booklet of notes that tell their full story – and the package features 46 tracks in all – including "Shine", "Up In Here", "I'll Dance", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", "Soul Finger", "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Sang & Dance", "Son Of Shaft", "Spellbound", "Cozy", "Freaky Behavior", "Traffic Jammer", "Nightcruising", "Animal", "Stuck By You", "Banging On The Walls", "Don't Stop Dancing To The Music", "Six O'Clock News Report", "Money Talks", "Holy Ghost", "Shake Your Rump To The Funk", "Cozy", "Whitehouseorgy", "Shut The Funk Up", and "Today Is The Day". CD

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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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Jorge BenSamba Esquema Novo (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Universal/Mercury (Japan), 1963. Used ... $9.99
The start of an amazing legacy in Brazilian music – and a record that really lives up to its title! Jorge Ben completely reinvents the samba here – and comes up with his own new groove in the process – by blending sharp acoustic guitar lines with rootsy percussion – all at a level that's far more rhythmic than the used of the instrument in bossa nova. There's definitely a bossa element – but Joao's singing is a lot more soulful, as is the overall performance – and the styles started here not only launched Ben's career, but also had a huge influence on generations of musicians to come! Titles include the sublime original version of "Mas Que Nada" - plus "Tim Dom Dom", "Chove Chuva", "A Tamba", "Balanca Pema", and "Rosa Menina Rosa". Great stuff, and essential all the way through – we promise! CD
(Out of print.)

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Justo BetancourtPa Bravo Yo (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania/Codigo, 1972. Used ... $9.99
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

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BlackbyrdsHappy Music – The Best Of The Blackbyrds ... CD
Fantasy, 1970s. Used ... $8.99
Sublime funk by one of the greatest combos of the 70s – the mighty mighty Blackbyrds, a group who first came to prominence under the guidance of Donald Byrd, but quickly showed they had plenty to offer on their own! Back in the day, the sound of The Blackbyrds was really the sound of Fantasy Records – a newly sophisticated approach to jazz funk, helped out by Byrd and the Mizell Brothers – and fused into a groove that was hip, tight, but never too slick or smooth. The balance of instrumentation here is really amazing – sharp-edged playing like the best indie funk, but brought up to a level of perfection in the studio to match the advances going on at CTI, Kudu, or Blue Note. The collection does a great job of mixing the group's classics with some under-appreciated album gems – and it also features the previously unreleased tune "Feel Like A Kid" – alongside other numbers that include "Rock Creek Park", "Unfinished Business", "Do It Fluid", "One Eye Two Step", "Supernatural Feeling", "Walking In Rhythm", "Mysterious Vibes", "Enter In", "Gut Level", "Reggins", "Blackbyrds Theme", and "Hot Day Today". CD

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Blue MagicThirteen Blue Magic Lane ... LP
Atco, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Sublime work from Blue Magic – a record that still has them singing in the sweet harmony sound of earlier records, but which also picks up a fuller sound and a bit of a groove – thanks to stone Philly arrangements by Norman Harris and Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey! A number of tracks add in a bit of moog that sound surprisingly great next to the group's harmonies – electrifying them a bit without overwhelming them – and letting Blue Magic step way past their fragile harmony roots into the forefront of Philly group soul at the time! Tracks include the groovers "We're On The Right Track" and "Magic Of The Blue", the ballads "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block", plus "What's Come Over Me", which is a duet between the group and Margie Joseph. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides and waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... CD
Stax/Rhino, 1967. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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BreakwaterSplashdown (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1980. Used ... $9.99
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", "The One In My Dreams", and the monster sample cut "Release The Beast". Great stuff, and with a really beautiful vibe! CD
(Out of print.)

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Brothers JohnsonLook Out For #1 ... CD
A&M, 1976. Used ... $7.99
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the great jazzy backing and the tight arrangements by Quincy that make this album so great. The Brothers' bass and vocal work is fine – but it's the non-bass instrumental moments that really make this album strong, as you'll hear on cuts like the moog-heavy "Tomorrow", or the timbales/keyboard/flute groover "Thunder Thumbs & Lightnin Licks". Great stuff if you dig mid 70s work by Q – and featuring the tracks "I'll Be Good To You", "Land Of Ladies", "Free & Single", "Get The Funk Out Ma Face", and "The Devil". CD

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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.)
Also available Hot Pants (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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James BrownHot Pants (with bonus track) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
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. Includes a monster of a bonus track: the 19+ minute complete take of "Escape-ism". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available Hot Pants ... CD 18.99

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James BrownIt's A Mother ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownSex Machine Today ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
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 a cut corner and ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Ruth BrownRuth Brown – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the first ladies of soul music – served up here in a classic album of Atlantic Records singles from the 50s! As you'd guess from the title, the tunes are a mighty rocking batch of tracks – upbeat, hard-edged groovers that really show off Brown's strong vocal range – and which often feature the kind of bluesy, jazzy-tinged grooves that seemed to work best for her style! The album's definitely a blueprint of female soul to come – and is stuffed with classics that include "Lucky Lips", "Mambo Baby", "Daddy Daddy", "Wild Wild Young Men", "5 10 15 Hours", "So Long", "It's Love Baby", and "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on Music On Vinyl.)

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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A great easy groover from early 70s Motown! Severin Browne's the brother of Jackson Browne – and as such, is more of a mellow rock artist than a soul artist – but this album's got a sweet soul vibe in the mix, and is a surprisingly nice release from Motown's early LA years! In a way, you can hear a James Taylor-ish influence in Browne's vocalizing and guitar work, but the backing behind him is more in the smooth LA studio style – a bit like that used on the 70s work of Jose Feliciano or Nick DeCaro. The songs are surprisingly wonderfully crafted – and to discover Browne's work is to tap into the lost career of a under-recognized 70s singer/songwriter. Titles include "Darling Christina", "Snowflakes", "Sister", "Not Quite Time", "Skip Tune", and "Just A Matter Of Time". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Don ByasApril In Paris! ... LP
Battle, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Excellent U.S. issue of a record that Don Byas made while in "exile" in Paris. Don's sweet tenor is backed by orchestrations by Jacques Denjean, and Don plays in a sweet mellow way that's similar to some of the Ben Webster & Strings recordings from the late 50's. Tracks include "Laura", "I Remember Clifford", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained on back and is wavy from moisture.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdPlaces & Spaces ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good ... $29.99
An incredible record that was one of the highest points of Donald Byrd's career! The album's the third one he cut with producer/arranger Larry Mizell – and of all Byrd's work with Mizell, this one's the funkiest, the tightest, the most soulful, and the most perfectly realized vision of the smooth jazz funk sound that the team was aiming at. Every track is a winner – and the album glides along with a slippery sinewy groove, never pausing for a weak moment or a misplaced note, shimmering with pride in its own genius. Byrd's trumpet soars over the top, banking gracefully over waves of funky drums, spacey keyboards, and extremely well-placed vocals – all brought together perfectly by Mizell, with a tightly fused style that few people have ever been able to match in the studio since! Tracks include "Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)", "Dominoes", "Wind Parade", "Places & Spaces", and "Night Whistler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some seam splitting. Back cover paste-on is unglued along the top.)

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceJazz Lab (Jazzland) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of a number of recordings headed up by Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce under the Jazz Lab name, and probably the hardest to find. Like the Columbia andJubilee sets, this one's a cooking hard bop side, with inventive solos and nice arranging by Byrd and Gryce, who are joined by Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy wear with splitting and peeling along the bottom half due to moisture.)

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John CameronKes ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1969. New Copy ... About February 1, 2019 (delayed)
The long-overdue issue of material that was originally recorded for the film Kes back in 1969 – short and lovely numbers arranged and composed by Brit easy talent John Cameron! Cameron's best known for his work in more groove-oriented formats – but this soundtrack is something completely different, and equally great – a set of spare and compelling tunes played by a small combo that includes British jazz players Harold McNair, Ronnie Ross, David Snell, Tony Carr, and Danny Moss. The overall album is quite short, but it features a stunning range of sounds, tones, and colors – with a strong focus especially on the flute work of McNair, easily one of the greatest London players of his generation, and sort of England's answer to Roland Kirk. Titles include "Billy's Paper Round", "Billy Sees Kes In The Tower", "Kes First Flight", "Training Kes", "Billy Asleep In The Boiler Room", "Burying Kes", and "Foreboding". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress of 500 copies!)

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ChangeGlow Of Love ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $6.99
The classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. The set's filled with sharp rhythms and sweet jazzy changes – and titles include the classics "The Glow Of Love" and "Searching", both with Luther, plus "Lover's Holiday", "Angel In My Pocket", and "The End". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ ChangeParadise (long version, short version) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1981. Good+ ... $6.99
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. Label has some pen.)

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CherrelleHigh Priority ... CD
Tabu, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Sweet 80s grooves from Cherrelle – a set that really has the singer cooking strongly with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – complete with all the heavy beats you might expect! Jam and Lewis borrow plenty of bottom sounds from the styles of hip hop and electro, and do a great job of mixing the rhythmic elements with Cherrelle's catchy vocals – all in a way that really blows away some of their more chart-topping productions, as the tunes have a bit more of an underground appeal! Make no mistake, this is definitely the poppier side of the soul spectrum – but there's also a freshness here that goes way past Janet Jackson – and which retains some of that smoother, more sophisticated sound we always love in the Tabu label. Titles include "You Look Good To Me", "High Priority", "Artificial Heart", "Saturday Love", "Oh No It's U Again", and "New Love". CD
(Out of print, pages of booklet are stuck together from some water damage.)

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Chic/Sister SledgeChic Organization 1977 to 1979 (Chic/C'Est Chic/Risque/We Are Family/mixes) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, Late 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $50.99 54.98
The full spectrum of Chic magic from back in the 70s – all the group's early albums, rare singles and mixes, and even the Sister Sledge album handled by Nile Rodgers too! First up is the group's self-titled album – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up with a simple focus on the rhythms that's made even better by the choppy guitar of Nile Rodgers, and his superbly soulful work on production alongside Bernard Edwards. Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Norma Jean, and Edwards – and titles include "Dance Dance Dance", "Strike Up The Band", "You Can Get By", and "Sao Paolo". Next is C'Est Chic – a massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream, it's still got a raw funky power that holds up brilliantly over the years! The set features the legendary "Le Freak" – a classic cutting track from the old school – plus "I Want Your Love", "Sometimes You Win", "Savoir Faire", "Happy Man", and "(Funny) Bone". Risque is a massive classic from Chic – a record that's worth it alone for the classic cut "Good Times" – a buoyant groover that was instantly timeless upon release, and went on to transform the sound of disco, hip hop, and many other styles to come! The whole thing's great, though – full of that perfect Nile Rodgers studio genius – with just the right sort of bass, beats, and riffing guitars – all peppered with vocals that really do a heck of a lot with just a little. In addition to "Good Times", other cuts include "A Warm Summer Night", "My Forbidden Lover", "What About Me", "My Feet Keep Dancing", and "Can't Stand To Love You". Next is the album We Are Family – possibly the greatest moment ever from Sister Sledge – a set that has the Philly quartet teaming with the Chic team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards! Rodgers' guitar brings in a hell of a groove to the record – that choppy, skittish sound that made Chic such a favorite at the time – which makes for a surprisingly great combination with the sweeter vocals of the group. There's a definite sense of groove going on here – heard most famously in the huge hits "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer" – and continuing strongly through other numbers like "Thinking Of You", "Easier To Love", "One More Time", and "Lost In Music". The set also features a full extra CD – with bonus cuts that include "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Dance Dance Dance (7" edit)", "You Can Get By (7" edit)", "My Forbidden Lover (12" mix)", "My Feel Keep Dancing (7" edit)", "Le Freak (7" edit)", "Good Times (7" edit)", and "I Want Your Love (7" edit)". All CDs newly remastered – and comes with a 40 page booklet too! CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandThree Latin Adventures (Universal Archives pressing) ... CD
MPS/Universal Archives (UK), 1969. Used ... $22.99
Excellent CD that brings together 2 different albums by the incredible Clarke Boland Big Band – Fellini 712 and Latin Kaleidoscope. The Latin Kaleidoscope LP is one of our greatest sellers on vinyl (when we can find it!), and it's an insane batch of Latin-tinged tracks divided up into two suites – one written by Gary McFarland and one written by Francy Boland. The band wails hard and fast, and in hot Afro-Cuban grooves, with plenty of room for solos by Benny Bailey, Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Sahib Shihab, and Derek Humble. The tracks are some of the best stuff the band ever did, and along with the extended suite that comprises Fellini 712, the CD is a masterpiece of hard large band tracks, and a brilliant introduction to the work of the CBBB (and heck, even if you do know them, the material's still pretty tough to find anyway!) 14 tracks in all – including "Olhos Negros", "Ramo De Flores", "Feibre Cubana", "Extrano Sueno", "Cara Bruja", and "Un Grao De Ariea". CD
(This is a special "on demand" pressing of this album supported by the Universal Music Archives in the UK. Includes full cover art, in color, but the packaging is slightly different than the original release of the title – both now out of print.)

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Willie ColonGuisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1969. Used ... $14.99
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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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same time. The quartet features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and Coltrane himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, the latter with an especially beautiful sound. The set kicks off with a beautifully firey reading of "Afro-Blue" – one that really opens up, and remakes the tune into one of Coltrane's most legendary recordings – and other titles include a classic reading of "Alabama", plus the titles "Your Lady" and "The Promise". CD features a bonus track "Vilia". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneImpressions ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together beautifully – thanks to a unified creative spirit in the music! The centerpiece of the album is the stunning track "Impressions" – performed by the quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but all tracks are great, and titles include "After the Rain", and "Up 'Gainst The Wall" – plus the brilliant cut "India", which features guest work by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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John ColtraneSelflessness ... LP
Impulse, 1963/1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
A great set of unreleased recordings that was issued after John Coltrane's death, but which stands as an essential chapter in his groundbreaking body of work for Impulse! The album features 2 tracks recorded at the Newport Jazz fest in 1963 – both with Roy Haynes on drums, plus the usual McCoy Tyner/Jimmy Garrison lineup. One of these cuts is a very long reading of "My Favorite Things" – with a sweet loping modal groove, but soloing that is quite a bit more "out" than the famous studio version. The 3rd track on the album – "Selflessness" – was recorded in LA in 1965, and it features Raphael Don Garrett on bass clarinet, adding some nice Dolphy-esque touches. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker on the back.)

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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
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Norman ConnorsPassion ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Sealed ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicola ConteJet Sounds (full LP) ... LP
Schema/Fez (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" single. This album marks his first full effort – and after years of bubbling under in the Italian scene, Nicola emerges as one of the most perfect-formed artists we've heard in years. The whole album's a breathtaking mix of 60s bossa, soundtrack, and easy themes – put together with never a dull moment, and always a focus on the kind of mid and uptempo grooves that have been pushing the Italian and German scenes for the last 5 years. The record features great mixes from a few of Nicola's 12" singles, plus a wealth of excellent new material that really expands his groove wonderfully – with a totally real, totally honest sound that pushes past the gazillion retro remix throwaway albums that you'll find stuffing the listening stations at the megastores! Tracks include "Il Cerchio Rosso", "Dossier Omega", "Trappola Mortale", "Jazz Pour Dadine", and "Bossa Per Due". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis CoppietersPiano Viberations – Small Group Jazz Featuring Piano & Jazz With Rhythm – KPM 1166 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A straight jazz set from KPM, but a great one too – a record that's a great mix of piano and vibes, handled in an almost MPS-ish sort of way! There's a few funky numbers here, and some great rhythms too – very dynamic grooves that are heavy on modal influences, and which really sparkle like some of the best European studio jazz we know from the time. The tracks are all long and well-written too – played with plenty of solo space, and a nice break from the usual sound library mode! It's a shame that the players aren't listed, but given the grooves we can hardly complain – and titles include "The Open Highway", "Funky Chimes", "Cross Talk", "Waltz On The Off Beat", "Sales Talk", "Piano In Transit", "Samba De Negra", and "Blues In The Bassment". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill CosbyBill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band (Sussex) ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
A great album of funky grooves put together by Bill Cosby, and featuring some of his funky friends from LA, like Stu Gardner, Gildo Mahones, Mel Brown, Willie Bobo, Monk Montgomery, and Paul Humphrey! The set's not to be confused with the similarly titled album on Uni – but is equally great – and it features 3 looooong funky tracks – "Abuse", "The Blues", and "Bunions" – all with a lot of silliness, plus two shorter ones, including "I Love You Camille", written for his wife to stop her getting mad at all of his philandering! LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover has staining, peeling, waviness, and a split bottom seam.)

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Sonny CrissGo Man! ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he also had a groove that was a bit more spacious, and a tone that was slightly more raspy – a wonderful quality that we can only describe as Criss-esque, recorded perfectly in the Imperial studios! The group here is a tight quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and Criss' solos are brilliant throughout! Titles include "Wailin With Joe", "The Man I Love", "Blues For Rose", "Blue Prelude", and "Summertime". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
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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CrusadersSouthern Comfort ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from The Crusaders – and a set that really has them sweetening up their groove with lots of tasty R&B touches! The guitar's a bit more pronounced in the mix on this one – setting up some tightly funky rhythms that almost seem to free up the horns even more for solo work – resulting in a sound that brings together all the best bits of the LA scene into one impeccable album of smooth jazzy funk! Titles includes their classic "Stomp & Buck Dance", plus lots of other nice groovers like "Double Bubble", "Time Bomb", "The Well's Gone Dry", "Whispering Pines", "Lillies Of The Nile", "Greasy Spoon", and "Super Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lennie Dale with Bossa TresUm Show De Bossa (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elenco/Doxy (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A live bit of bossa vocals from Lennie Dale – recording here with some cooking accompaniment from the Bossa Tres trio! The format is very spontaneous and relaxed – similar to an American live jazz vocal date of the time, but with a bossa groove instead – one that's a perfectly showcase for Dale's lively vocals and strong sense of showmanship – singing here in both English and Portuguese! Luis Carlos Vinhas' piano playing sparkles throughout, and although recorded in a club, the set has all the crystal clarity you'd expect from the Elenco studio sides of the time. Many tunes are done in pot-pourri fashion – shifting easily between themes of a few different tunes – and titles include "No Dollar Bills", "Day In Day Out", "Old Devil Moon", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", "Improvisacao Bossa Tres", "Bim Bom", and "Samba Do Aviao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 – on 140 gram clear vinyl!)

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Miles DavisPangaea (Japanese Pressing) ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $99.99
Japanese electric Miles, featuring 2 long tracks – "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana" – spread out over the course of a sweet double live set! The album gives Miles and the group plenty of room to groove and stretch out – hitting notes that are both funky and noisy, often at the same time! Michael Henderson lays down some great bass work on the set, and major solos are by Sonny Fortune, Pete Cosey, and Reggie Lucas! Great stuff – and more proof that Miles in the 70s was a very very deep place! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, SOPZ 96-97, including the booklet. Cover has some edge wear and a 4 inch split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ De La SoulMe, Myself & I (radio, inst, oblapos mode, oblapos inst)/Ain't Hip To Be Labeled A Hippie/What's More/Brainwashed Follower ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Very Good- ... $6.99
Great 3-sided single that features two regular sides, plus a third side "hidden" amidst the grooves of the second side. Loads of great stuff, including "Brain Washed Follower" and "Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippy". The kind of 12 inch single that makes collecting them worth while! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with SRC stamp, in a stickered Tommy Boy sleeve, with some stains and peeling.)

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DelfonicsBest Of The Delfonics ... CD
Arista, Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
Tasty set that includes many of the Delfonics' best moments from their classic Philly Groove years! This is the kind of heavenly east coast group soul that never gets old – and it's no wonder this stuff keeps cropping up in movies and samples over the years. Titles include "Tell Me This Is A Dream", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "When You Get Right Down To It", and "I'm Sorry". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1963. Used ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good- ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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