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Guess Who#10 ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99 7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a cosmetic blemish at the edge on Side B. Cover has light wear and unglued seams.)

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Guess WhoGreatest Of The Guess Who ... CD
RCA, 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bobby ShortGuess Who's In Town – Bobby Short Performs The Songs Of Andy Razaf ... CD
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... $2.99
... CD
 
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Masabumi Kikuchi/Masahiko Togashi/Gary PeacockPoesy – The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A set that definitely lives up to the poetry promised in its title – with none of the too-clean sounds you might guess from its hand-washing reference either! The album's one of the freest, most organic sessions we've heard from pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – almost improvised at points, but with a poetic cohesion in the piano lines that's really great – kind of an offbeat sense of lyricism that points in the same directions that Steve Kuhn or Keith Jarrett were heading in the late 60s. Drummer Masahiko Togashi plays lots of cool percussion and even a bit of gong – and Gary Peacock's bass here is as great as on any of his other excellent Japanese recordings. Titles include "Dreams", "The Trap", "The Milky Way", "Apple", "Get Magic Again", and "End". CD
(Part of the Japanese Jazz Revisited series – SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ GroundhogsWho Will Save The World (with bonus track) ... CD
Fire, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that's maybe as famous for its cover art, done by comic legend Neal Adams, as it is for the music of The Groundhogs – who are really moving away here from the more blues-based work of their roots! The great Tony McPhee is on vocals and guitar, and also uses mellotron and harmonium in some really wonderful ways – and the sound here really has the group soaring with the sort of super-powered energy you might guess from the cover – a case of a British group tipping over nicely past their original inspirations, and finding a way to make hard rock magic that's very much all their own! Titles include "Wages Of Peace", "Music Is The Food Of Thought", "Bog Roll Blues", "The Grey Maze", "Earth Is Not Room Enough", and "Body In Mind". Also includes a bonus track – a 1972 live version of "Music Is The Food Of Thought". CD
(Comes with a cool bonus fold-out of the comic artwork included with the original album!)

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Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsYoung Gifted & Black (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 31.98
An incredible duo, and one who look more like an American soul team on the front cover – and manage to deliver a similar vibe in the grooves! The style is definitely reggae, but as you'd guess from the Nina Simone cover in the title track, Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths are also reaching out for something bigger, too – really bringing a level of sophistication to their music that moves beyond the usual – an evolution past rocksteady, but also not in the same direction as other reggae acts of the time. Harry J produced, and gets an international flavor just right for the music – and titles include "Young Gifted & Black", "Private Number", "It's A Rocking Good Way", "We've Got To Get Ourselves Together", "United We Stand", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", and "Keep The Customer Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Liz Anderson, & Norma JeanTunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband My Wife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A trio of albums that pair RCA country star Bobby Bare with some of the label's female singers – all brought together with bonus tracks too! Tunes For Two is one of the magical pairings of Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis – both rising stars in the RCA country lineup of the 60s – each with their own sort of special sound! Skeeter's got a heartbreaking mode that's kind of post-Patsy Cline – perfect for the slower, blue-tinged tracks on the set – and a nice contrast with the more natural approach of Bobby – who's always got his emotions handy, but also often with a wry eye that lets him put things in perspective. The pair duet directly on most numbers – instead of singing back and forth – and titles include "In The Misty Moonlight", "Dear John Letter", "Too Used To Being With You", "True Love", "Let It Be Me", and "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds". Game Of Triangles is a compelling take on the country duo mode of the 60s – an album that features some tracks that have all three singers working together – beautiful "love triangle" numbers – then more tracks that feature each singer on their own! The triangle numbers are especially compelling – and include "One Among The Three Of Us", "Bye Bye Love", "Three Mixed Up Hearts", "Which One Is To Blame", and "The Game Of Triangles" – a really fresh version of country heartbreak modes. Other cuts are nice, too – and include Bobby Bare singing "Homesick" and "Guess I'll Move On Down The Line", Liz Anderson singing "The Wife Of The Party" and "Fairytale", and Norma Jean singing "Pursuing Happiness" and "Don't Let That Doorknob Hit You". Last up is Your Husband My Wife – a set that has the duo of Bare and Davis really maturing nicely – hitting modes that are a lot more country than some of Skeeter's early pop material, with beautiful back/forth vocals that open up the well-penned tunes of heartbreak and the struggles of love to survive. Titles include "Before The Sunrise", "Let's Make Love Not War", "There Never Was A Time", "A Truer Love You'll Never Find", and the great "Your Husband My Wife". CD features three more bonus tracks – "Vegas" by Bare with Jeannie Bare, "No Memories Hangin Round" by Bare with Rosanne Cash, and "It's A Dirty Job" by Bare with Lacy J Dalton. CD

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Nathan BartellNathan Bartell ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 26.99
Fantastic funky soul from a very mysterious figure – Georgia's Nathan Bartell, a singer with a deep soul style, and an under-exposed legacy that mostly involves a few indie label singles, and countless work in the smaller clubs of his state! The blend of music here is a bit different than most collections of this nature – as Nathan's work spans both the hard-hitting funky 45 world of the 70s, and the emerging groove styles of the 80s – which means that the record begins with the kind of funky material you'd guess from other southern singles of the time, then moves into midtempo modern soul that's more in the territory of Leon Ware! The mix of modes is a great testament to the under-recognized strengths of Bartell – an artist who kept on growing, even if the rest of the world wasn't paying attention at the time. Titles include "I Feel It Coming", "Top Going Down Bottom Going Up", "Moving On", "Some One Like You", "Ooh Baby I Love You", "Mystery Lady", "I Want Your Love", "See Me Cry", "If I Could Win Your Love", and "Jody & John". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beau BrummelsTwo Days Til Tomorrow – The Warner Brothers Non-Album Singles 1966 to 1970 ... LP
Warner/Hanky Panky (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Really wonderful work from one of our favorite groups on late 60s Warner Brothers – the mighty Beau Brummels, a group who were already years ahead of their time, and who also evolved strongly during the short span of time covered on this album! As you'd guess from the title, the collection features all sorts of great tracks that never appeared on the group's classic albums for Warner – spanning the psychedelic folk of their early years on the label, to the rich country-inspired sounds of their last – and also including a few solo tunes from singer Sal Valentino too! These aren't just throwaway cuts or covers, as many of them are originals – mostly penned by the great Ron Elliott – titles that include "I'm A Sleeper", "Cherokee Girl", "Long Walking Down To Misery", "Lift Me", "Lower Level", "Two Days Til Tomorrow", "She Reigns", and "Fine With Me". Also features nice remakes of "One Too Many Mornings" and "Don't Make Promises" – and Sal Valentino cuts "A Song For Rochelle", "Silkie", "Alligator Man", and "Friends & Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bid-On (Giuliano Sorgini)Sorry Puppet ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
Wonderful sound library jazz from the Italian scene of the early 70s – and a record that's got a lot more warmth and color than you'd guess from its cover! The set was created by Giuliano Sorgi, working under his Raskovich name – with a small combo who seem equally well-skilled at a range of styles – including bossa instrumentals, funky jazz, and some very unusual moody moments – all laid out to make for a wonderful tapestry of sounds! There's some great flute on the record, used in that cool chromatic way that Italian players were picking up at the time – and the bossa numbers bring in acoustic guitar to sit nicely alongside the rhythms. Funkier tracks have the flute in a bit more blown-out mode, or some tenor too – and a few other tracks have these great lyrical piano lines that are mighty nice! Titles include "With A Finger", "Puppet", "Without Head", "Sweet Smelling", "Sow", "Dwarf-Like", "Savoury", "Trade Mark", and "Of Amber". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – only 600 copies! Great heavy cover too.)

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Bliss BandNeon Smiles ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used ... $11.99
Neon smiles, and plenty of sublime sounds from Bliss Band – a real under-discovered group from the AOR scene of the late 70s – and one who should have been huge! These guys have it all – a great way with a hook, a tight way of crafting a tune, and this special sort of sound that stands apart from the chart hits of the period – yet somehow manages to have all the right elements firmly intact. It's 1979, and these guys aren't new wave or disco – and instead have this commitment to the kind of sharp songwriting and lyrical delivery that the best acts were using five years before and turning into superstars – maybe a moment that Paul Bliss and his group arrived to late to enjoy, although you'd never guess it from the quality of their work on this record! One to file proudly next to your Ned Doheny albums – with titles that include "Stagefright", "Hollywood", "Someone Else's Eyes", "Chicago", "We Never Had It So Good", and "If It Takes Until Forever". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Chivo BorraroHoracio Chivo Borraro – Cuarteto En Vivo ... CD
RGS (Argentina), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Very early work from this legendary Argentine saxophone player – and a set that already shows the tenor of Horacio Chivo Borraro stretching out in ways that would be come more internationally known in the 70s! The format's a live one, as you'd guess from the title – and the group is superb, stretching out on long tracks with Chivo's tenor getting support from the great Fernando Gelbard on piano, Jorge Lopez Ruiz on bass, and Eduardo Casalla on drums – all players who've already absorbed the best modern jazz spirit of the Miles/Coltrane generation, and who are working hard to really make the music their own. Titles include "Blues", "I Love You", "Round Midnight", and "If I Were A Bell". CD

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David BowieLow (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's reputation as a songwriter at the time! It's almost like Bowie's shaking off all the confused stardom of the previous parts of the 70s – and is stepping forward as a new being from a new space – cleaner, leaner, and simpler than before – but hardly evacuated of soul at all, certainly not as much as you might guess from the Man Who Fell To Earth image on the cover. Titles include "Speed Of Life", "Be My Wife", "A New Career In A New Town", "Warsawza", "Art Decade", "Weeping Wall", and "Sound & Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered.)
Also available Low (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 25.99

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David BowieLow (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/Parlophone, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's reputation as a songwriter at the time! It's almost like Bowie's shaking off all the confused stardom of the previous parts of the 70s – and is stepping forward as a new being from a new space – cleaner, leaner, and simpler than before – but hardly evacuated of soul at all, certainly not as much as you might guess from the Man Who Fell To Earth image on the cover. Titles include "Speed Of Life", "Be My Wife", "A New Career In A New Town", "Warsawza", "Art Decade", "Weeping Wall", and "Sound & Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 45th Anniversary orange vinyl pressing! Brick & mortar store exclusive.)
Also available Low (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers ... CD
Okeh, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums – from a rock-solid, jazz vocal approach – focusing first on her tremendous skills as a singer – her fantastic ability to interpret material and really make it her own – then finding space for other flourishes that color the compositions, with great help from Irvin Mayfield, who's at the instrumental helm of the project. And the tunes aren't just some post-Katrina soppy numbers trying to recreate the past – but a wonderful array of different selections that both echo the still-thriving, still-essential jazz culture in the city, and the range of 20th century expressions of its music. Way better than you might guess – and one of Bridgewater's best in years! Titles include "Treme Song/Do Whatcha Wanna", "Dee Dee's Feathers", "Big Chief", "One Fine Thing", "Whoopin Blues", "Congo Square", and "C'Est Ici Que Je T'Aime". CD
(Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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Thomas Buck NastyBlast O Funk ... LP
RCA, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99 16.99
A fantastic funky set from the Philly scene of the 70s – a record that was maybe a few years late to get the kind of appreciation it deserved – but one with a quality level that stands up wonderfully over the years! Thomas Buck Nasty is both the name of the group and the lead singer – and the combo comes from the streets of Philly, with a harder edge than some of the more polished groups of the time – an ensemble funk approach that was honed through years of work at clubs and parties, to the point where the group's got a groove that's right up there with the sharpest points of the P-Funk universe – but served up with a nicely different vibe! Thomas has this deep soul approach to his vocals, but tuned towards funky rhythms – and the set's got some super-sharp production from T Life, who really lets the group be their own, and never tries to hit any sort of disco or too-commercial cliches of the time. The whole thing feels more like some of the mainstream funk albums circa 1976 than you'd guess from the date – and is almost more like a small label release than some of the more commercial RCA soul of the period. Titles include "That's What I'm Hoping Now", "Locket In The Pocket", "Blast O Funk", "Turn It Loose", "Flashback", and "Does This Mean Our Love Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small rip on the top seam, but the whole thing looks nice overall.)

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Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Liberty (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ ... $36.99 43.99
The record that really broke Canned Heat out of the pack – still plenty bluesy, but with the trippier touches you might guess from the cover's psychedelic image – a perfect summation of that unique placement the group had on the late 60s Cali scene! The record's the one that gave the world the landmark "On The Road Again" – a tune used in countless films and commercials over the years, and graced with the completely unique vocals of Bob Hite – a singer who doesn't care if he sounds authentic, and who's more than happy enough to bring his own spirit to the music! That statement also defines the rest of the group too – as they let loose on titles that include "World In A Jug", "My Crime", "An Owl Song", "Fried Hockey Boogie", "Amphetamine Annie", "Whiskey Headed Woman No 2", and "Turpentine Moan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on red vinyl, including lyric insert. Cover has some staining on the back- due to moisture, with light edge and surface wear, small split up top.)

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✨✧ Chambers BrothersNew Time – A New Day ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
This one has the Chambers working in a number of styles, sweating hard in a gritty version of Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose" and to some funky percussion and call-and-response vocals on "Do Your Thing", and grooving softly on "Guess Who" and others. Other tracks include Pete Seeger's "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Love Is All I Have", "You Have The Power - To Turn Me On", "Rock Me Mama", and "Satisfy You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has a lightly chewed corner and a slightly bent corner.)

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Melanie CharlesY'All Don't Really Care About Black Women ... LP
Verve, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A pretty striking album from vocalist Melanie Charles – a set that's even more musically dynamic than you might guess from its title! Charles is a singer who can take things straight, but also change them up with some really inventive arrangements – which you'll hear on a few of the album's "reimagined" cuts – which begin with a classic jazz vocal cut at the core, then layered over with new music from Charles, who then takes over the lead from the older singer – stealing the spotlight from Marlena Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington – a pretty brassy move! The arrangements are a strong mix of jazz and contemporary soul – and titles include "All Africa", "Woman Of The Ghetto", "The Music Is The Magic", "Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul", "God Bless The Child", "What A Difference", and "Beginning To See The Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wolfgang DaunerRischkas Soul ... CD
Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
A fantastic album from German keyboard giant Wolfgang Dauner – and maybe one of the few to perfectly balance both his soul jazz roots and his later trippier style! The music here is very groovy – much more in the mode of MPS Records electric jazz sets of the time than you'd guess from the album's placement on Brain Records – and the lineup features incredible work from Sigi Schwab on guitar – who can be open and spacious at some points, but then really jam with a groove at others! Likewise, the bassist Eberhard Weber can provide a lot of propulsion when needed, but also lay back and bow his cello in a more ECM-like way – and the album's two drummers, Fred Braceful and Roland Wittich, both show an equally deft ability to change up the groove! The real superstar, though, is the mighty Dauner – who plays piano, organ, and keyboards, plus a sweet bit of flute too – on tracks that include "Reading Machine", "Kamasutram", "Blues Far Out", "Flute Woman", and a freaky fuzzy take on Cannonball Adderley's "Jive Samba". CD

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Dino & Montevideo BluesMontevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.99
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too! CD

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Remigo DucrosAmerica Giovane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leo/BTF (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
A groovy set of sound library tunes from Remigio Ducros – a set dedicated to the liberated young Americans of the early 70s, who get a mighty nice soundtrack from the man himself! The tunes are a mix of full-on funk and laidback numbers – the latter of which still have a current of funk in the rhythms, but mixed with a bit more rock at times – sometimes acoustic, sometimes fuzzy and Hendrixy, a few points even with some harmonica – all with a more dynamic range than you might guess from a faceless sound library set! Ducros really spans the spectrum in his styles – as you might guess from titles that include "Campus Sit In", "Village Blues", "Black Congregation", "Country Feeling", "Sunday In Central Park", "Weekend Down Town", "Ride ON", "Hendrix Memento", "Black Not Coloured", and "The State Of Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Electric PrunesThen Came The Dawn – The Complete Recordings 1966 to 1969 (Electric Prunes/Underground/Mass In F Minor/Release Of An Oath/Good Old Rock & Roll/Shadows/Stockholm 67/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Reprise/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge collection of work from one of the most enigmatic groups of the 60s – all of their classic albums for Reprise, plus rare material too! First up is the self-titled Electric Prunes set, in stereo and mono - an early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries – and although David Axelrod's not working with them on the record, there's still lots of dark corners and sharp edges – really thoughtful sounds that are spun out wonderfully on fuzzy guitars and organ, with some nicely subtle drums in the rear. Tracks include "I Has Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Try Me On For Size", "Get Me To the World On Time", "About A Quarter To Nine", and "Luvin". Next are mono and stereo presentations of Underground – a record that has the Electric Prunes are arranging themselves, and have production from Dave Hassinger. The tracks are shorter than on some of their Axelrod albums, but they're also showing a sophistication that makes the material really compelling – mixing together psyche and garage roots into a sophisticated document that points at the tremendous growth that was going on around them in the rock world. Tracks include "The Great Banana Hoax", "Wind Up Toys", "Dr. Do-Good", "Hideaway", and "Capt. Glory". Next are stereo and mono versions of Mass In F Minor – a beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". Release Of An Oath is the second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual locus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". On Just Good Old Rock & Roll, The Electric Prunes get back to basics – as you might guess from the title – shaking off some of the larger, more ambitious modes of their albums with David Axelrod, yet still retaining a nicely trippy sound overall! The lineup of the group has shifted a bit – hence their billing as "the new improved" Electric Prunes – but although things are stripped-down and simple, there's still some amazing music on the record – a blend of guitar, flute, organ, and vocals that flows along wonderfully with some unusual sounds that we wouldn't expect! And while there's certainly a bit of "good old rock and roll" going on here on a few more straightforward songs, it's not like the album's Let It Be or anything like that – because the group are really more just getting back to the garagey psych of their roots, but doing it a bit better than before! Titles include "Sell", "14 Year Old Funk", "Love Grows", "Giant Sunhorse", "Silver Passion Mine", "Sing To Me", "Tracks", and "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers". CD then features two more CDs – CD5 is shadows, with 19 rare tracks, including singles and even a radio spot – and CD6 features their famous live set from 1967, recorded in Stockholm – plus four demo recordings by Jim & The Lords. CD

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Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1969. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A great cover, and a great little record to match – one that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing – a beautiful copy!)

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Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 20.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Georgie Fame – key tracks from his years on CBS – when he was really moving past straight jazz, into a whole great style of his own! First up is the full album Georgie Does His Thing With Strings – a set that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". Next is the rare Knock On Wood EP – with four songs that include the title track, plus "Close The Door", "All I'm Asking", and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". THEN – the CD adds in 21 more bonus tracks – almost all non-album single cuts by Fame from the late 60s and start of the 70s – most of which have never been reissued, and are a flurry of mad soul, clever vocals, and lots of hip instrumental twists – all delivered with that undeniable Georgie Fame charm. Titles include "Down Along The Cover", "Seventh Son", "No Thanks", "Try My World", "Bidin My Time", "For Your Pleasure", "Kentucky Child", "Peaceful", "Entertaining Mr Sloan", "Someday Man", and "The Movie Star Song". CD

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5th DimensionLove's Lines Angles & Rhymes ... LP
Bell, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
The cover to this one has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, still sealed, with a cut corner.)

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Barry FinnertyBlues For Trane ... CD
Barry Finnerty, 2008. Used ... $9.99
That's right, Barry Finnerty – the same cat who played with Miles back in the 70s, returning to the forefront strongly with this fresh set as a leader! Finnerty's still got all the sharp edges and strong sense of flow we remember from years back – and the session works through lots of modal grooves, as you might guess from the Coltrane title – tunes that are filled with rhythmic changes that are opened up nicely by Finnerty's guitar! Other players include David Kikoski on piano and Fender Rhodes, Ron McClure on bass, Chuggy Carter on percussion, and either Victor Jones or Graham Hawthorne on drums. Titles include "Interception", "Big Nick", "Knee Bop", "The Terrace", "Resolution", and "Green Dolphin Street". CD

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Formerly Fat HarryFormerly Fat Harry (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Harvest/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The only album ever issued by this really unique group – a British quartet, but one that features some key American members who give the whole thing a style that a lot more late 60s Bay Area than you'd guess from a record on the Harvest label! There's a nicely laidback vibe to the whole set – the group produced the record themselves – and the tunes maybe also echo some of that moment in the British scene when bands were leaving London for farther pastures, really getting into themselves with music that was a bit more private and down to earth. All tunes are originals, and titles include "I Saw The Ringing Of The Bell", "My Friend Was A Pusher", "Passing The River", "Please Go Away", "Goodbye For Good", "Captain Heart", and "Tell Me All About It". CD

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Grupo GeyserGrupo Geyser – Singles 1970 to 1973 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99 31.99
Freak and fuzz from an ultra-cool Venezuelan group of the early 70s – one who are as experimental as they are funky – effortlessly mixing together some wicked work on guitars and keyboards with some heavy rhythms on the bottom! The overall sound is more late 60s than you'd guess from the date in the title – and almost feels like some of that Detroit work that would have a psych combo picking up soulful currents from Motown, but recording in a garagey style that gave the whole thing a really great edge! That's definitely the vibe here – on some killer cuts that include "Superlombriz Atomica", "Sodoma Y Gomorra", "Solo No Puedo Vivir", "Oyeme Guajira", "Vi Una Luz", and "Tu Me Caes Mal". LP, Vinyl record album

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Baligh HamdiModal Instrumental Pop Of 70s Egypt ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wealth of wonderful work from Baligh Hamdi – an artist who had a huge impact on Egyptian music in the postwar years, even if he's not as well known on our side of the Atlantic! The tracks here all date from a time when Hamdi had been already recording for a number of years – first with revolutionary music that helped Egypt find a new musical identity in the 50s, then through blossoming work with singers and film productions in the 60s – leading up to the cuts here, which are from a variety of different instrumental albums issued under Baligh's own name! The style is a bit of what you might guess from the title – instrumental, but hardly pop in the American sense – as the tunes often have these really great flavors and colors that come from a mix of modern and traditional instrumentation – percussion and woodwinds next to keyboards, or a strange flute line next to a guitar – all served up at a level that allows you to focus on the arrangements and nuances without any vocals to get in the way. Titles include "Hanim", "Chaka Chiko", "Gazairia", "Mawood", "Mawal", "The Wanderer", "Zabour", "Iskandarani", "Zamane", "Sahara", and "Salamat". CD

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✨✧ Nancy HarrowSecrets ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from vocalist Nancy Harrow – a singer we mostly know from her work of the late 50s/early 60s, but who really shines in this later small group session for Soul Note! The album's a great return to basics – not just for the singer, but for the label too – especially given that they were mostly geared towards more modernist vocals – definitely not the case here, given the rich sense of tradition in Harrow's singing, and choice of songs. Some of the numbers are of a vintage that's quite old, yet they get a soulful swing by a cool combo that includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Dick Katz on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all nicely easygoing, and at just the right pace to keep Harrow's vocals in the swinging lead. Titles include "Secrets", "Someday Sweetheart", "If You Were Mine", "Guess Who's In Town", "Hit The Road Jack", "Skeleton Trees", and "Sea Change". CD
(Out of print.)

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the fuller scope of Bollywood brilliance – and at some level, Ilaiyaraaja's music here represents an 80s take on earlier Bollywood funk – sometimes a bit quirkier, due to the instrumentation – but hardly ever cold or stark at all, and very different from the kind of electronics that were brimming big on the European scene. Part of this quality really comes from the vocals – sung by singers who include KS Chitra, Malaysia Vasudevan, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram, and others – often in styles that have the playful back/forth approach of Indian film lyrics. The set's a treasure through and through – with 17 mesmerizing tracks that include "Kadal Mele", "Mancha Podi", "Adi Rani", "Poo Poo Kkum", "Ilasa Sirusa", "Eswarane", "Needhi Idhu", and "Poongatre". CD

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Ethan Iverson, Albert Tootie Heath, & Ben StreetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. Used ... $8.99
An amazing little record from a trio that features pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Albert Tootie Heath – way more than you'd expect from the outside, and proof again that these Live At Smalls albums are some incredible gems! Iverson's a player with a great sense of history, yet one who also really wants to move his references forward too – and his freely improvisational style of these tunes is just wonderful – beginning with a respect for his elders, yet really going past any obvious direction in its execution! Both Street and Heath are key elements too – but Iverson's playing is what really holds our attention here – and we'll admit that our entry to the record was also guided by his extremely thoughtful notes as well. Expect way more than you'd guess – on titles that include "Little Melonae", "Pound Cake", "Good Bait", "Dance Of The Infidels", "Laura", and "Chelsea Bridge". CD

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George JacksonGeorge Jackson In Memphis ... LP
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A stunning collection of work from the great George Jackson – a real 70s powerhouse in southern soul, but an artist who didn't always get the chance to shine as much as he should! One reason for that was that Jackson only issued singles during the decade – work here collected from labels that include Chess, MGM, and Sounds Of Memphis – superbly-written tunes that really show off George's skills as a songwriter – at a level that also had Jackson's talents so in demand by others, he didn't always get the chance to issue records on his own. As you'd guess from the title, the work here was all recorded in Memphis – with wonderful vocals by George, and that strong Memphis style backing of soulful guitars, horns, sweet keys, rollicking drums and insistent bass lines. Titles include "Things Are Getting Better", "Let's Live For Ourselves", "If You Never See Me", "Dear Abby", "I Don't Need You No More", "Talking About The Love I Have For You", "How Can I Get Next To You", "If You Never See Me", and "Walking The City Streets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al JarreauHigh Crime ... LP
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A big one for Al Jarreau – a record that has a groove that's a bit more mainstream than some of Al's previous records, but which still leaves plenty of space for his amazing vocals! Jarreau's working again with producer Jay Graydon, who pitches the instrumentation towards more electric-sounding levels than before – more of the rhythms and keyboard parts you'd guess from the album's date, although still at a level that's warmer than some of Al's more commercial contemporaries. Titles include "Raging Waters", "Imagination", "Murphy's Law", "Tell Me", "After All", "High Crime", and "Let's Pretend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large "Square Deal" sticker, a cutout notch, and a bit of staining and aging along the left third.)

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Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)Just Justice ... CD
ESP, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A really freewheeling trio of improvisers who seem to have an intuitive understanding of each others' best abilities – a group that features Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxes, Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, and Mark Dresser on three different acoustic basses – all with McLagan pickups! Given the qualities of that last instrument, you can guess that there's some interesting sonic properties here – modes from Dresser that are continued by Tarasov, a drummer who's often got a more compressed touch on his instrument, favoring mallets over sticks at points – at a level that seems to make the reed work of Ochs sound even sharper in its own sonic space. Titles include "RBG Jones", "Jones Free Jones", "Jones In The Sonar System", "Articulating Jones", and "His Sisters Called Him Jones". CD

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Anthony JosephRich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Anthony Joseph has been one of the most righteous talents to emerge in recent years – and each new record just seems to go deeper and deeper – with a sense of righteous energy that you can probably guess here from the title! We dare say that this set may be Joseph's best recording ever – done with superb arrangements by producer Jason Yarde, who makes great use of a jazz-based ensemble that features work from Shabaka Hutcings Denys Baptiste on tenor and bass clarinet, Florian Pelissier on piano and organ, and Yarde himself on alto and baritone! There's a sense of mission in Anthony's music that we've never heard this strongly – and the tracks move with a sense of majesty that really fits the words – on titles that include "Maka Dimweh", "Calling England Home", "Kamau", "The Gift", and "Language". CD

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Kimiko Kasai with Oliver NelsonKimiko Kasai In Person ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A mighty nice live performance from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – one that features Oliver Nelson leading the band, soloing on alto, and even writing all the arrangements! Nelson brings the same soulful swing to the record as his famous late 60s backings for American jazz singers – although Kimiko definitely makes the tunes her own, with her unique phrasing – which partly comes from her slightly-accented approach to the English language! Nelson steps out on the instrumental theme "3210" – and other titles include "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Goody Goody", "Go Away Little Boy", "Some Other Day", "It's Alright With Me", and "How Insensitive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Quad pressing, with obi – SOPM 73)

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✨✧ KhruangbinMordechai Remixes ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A special set that brings together all the mysterious singles that Khruangbin were dropping during the course of 2021 – mostly untitled singles in very limited releases, finally seeing the light of day here in a proper package! As you'd guess from the title, the core material is from the group's Mordechai album – but the approach here is very much in the farther reaches of the remix mode, so that the original music is often very abstracted – and taken to very new territory by talents who include Natasha Diggs, Ron Trent, Quantic, Soul Clap, Knxwledge, Felix Dickinson, and others. Titles include "Father Bird Mother Bird", "Dearest Alfred", "Connaissais De Face", "First Class (soul in the horn rmx)", "If There Is No Quesiton (Soul Clap's wild but not crazy mix)", "Pelota (cut a rug mix)", "Shida (Bella's suite)", "So We Won't Forget (Mang Dynasty version)", and "One To Remember (forget me nots dub)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Eero KoivistoinenAltered Things (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Timeless/Svart (Finland), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A really great meeting of minds – as legendary Finnish saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen records here with a host of American players – all with a sound that's far more bold and timeless than you'd guess from the dated look of the original cover! The lineup here includes a few musicians that Eero worked with on a previous New York date – Ron McClure on bass, Jack De Johnette on drums, and John Scofield on guitar – alongside fresh partners Conrad Herwig on trombone, Dave Kikoski on piano, and Randy Brecker on trumpet – all musicians who really follow the lead of Koivistoinen, as he serves up some really beautiful original compositions for the set. A young Bugge Wesseltoft also adds in a bit of electronics on a few cuts – and titles include "Kabuki", "Altered Things", "Everblue", "Film Noir", "Clear Dream", "Maghreb", and "BLT". Also features bonus outtakes of "Never Again", "Facts", and "Clear Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura LeeBest Of Laura Lee ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Tasty collection of funky soul tracks by this great singer who recorded briefly in the early 70s for the Hot Wax label. The set includes her legendary breakbeat track "Crumbs Off The Table", sample more than once over the years – plus other titles like "Woman's Love Rights", "Love & Liberty", "Since I Fell For You", "Rip Off", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and small splits on the top corners.)

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LenineChao ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $6.99 12.99
One of the darkest records we've heard to date from Lenine – as if you couldn't guess from the title! Lenine's an artist who always grabs our ear – easily one of the most impressive song stylists in Brazil over the past decade or so – and like some of his best contemporaries, a singer who also really knows how to use the studio as his key instrument! This time around, the groove is much more dissipated than before – gentler moments that are almost unexpected, and a few others that have this bubbling up kind of quality – a real change from the more rhythmic approach previously used on other records. Acoustic guitar is used in some especially nice ways, really giving the record an earthy soul that helps us find a whole new level in Lenine's music – and titles include "Malvadeza", "Chao", "Amor E Pra Quem Ama", "Uma Cancao E So", "Envergo Mas Nao Quebro", and "Isso E So O Comeco". CD
(Digipack has light wear.)

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Harold MabernMabern Plays Coltrane ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
One of the most soulful records we've heard in years from the late pianist Harold Mabern – and that's saying a hell of a lot, as Harold gave us plenty of soulful sets during his many years on the planet! The record is as fantastic as you might guess from the title – as Mabern takes on tunes made famous by John Coltrane, but delivers the goods in this soaring style that's very much his own – and maybe most specifically, at a level that recalls the vibe he first hit in the 60s when playing with Lee Morgan, and then took to even newer heights on some of his fantastic 70s material – particularly recordings with reedman Frank Strozier! Here, the reeds are handled by Eric Alexander on tenor and Vincent Herring on alto – a hell of a pair – and the group also features really strong work from Steve Davis on trombone, who's really at the top of his game throughout. The rest of the group feature the familiar team of John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – both also really rising to the occasion – and although we'll not be hearing much from Mabern in years to come, this set is a hell of a farewell. Titles include "Impressions", "Blue Train", "Naima", "Straight Street", "My Favorite Things", and "Dahomey Dance". CD

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Jucara MarcalDelta Estacio Blues ... LP
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $28.99 32.99
Really great work from Jucara Marcal – a set that's got a fantastic criss-crossing of elements, and just about none of the blues that you'd guess from the title! Instead, Marcal is part of that experimental generation of Brazilian singers who effortlessly mix unusual rhythms and inventive instrumentation with a warmer vocal style on the top – maybe a bit like the experiments initiated by Caetano Veloso many years back, and taken even further by more recent generations! The music is awash in samples and guitars put together by collaborator Kiko Dinucci – and titles include "Sem Cais", "Crash", "Ladra", "Baleia", "Oi Cat", "Lembrancas Que Guardei", and "Vi De Relance A Coroa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeLive & Doin' It ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Very Good+ ... $2.99 4.99
About as strong an example of the genius of Carmen McRae as you could ever hope to find – a live album that displays Carmen's impeccable phrasing in a very stripped-down setting – and one that also swings with a fair degree of sophisticated soul as well! Back in the 50s, Carmen paved the way for later stars like Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson – and here, she outdoes both of them with effortless ease – working with a very cool trio that features Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and a very young Stu Martin on drums. The set's got that strong understanding of soul that was explored even more fully in her Atlantic Records years – which really transforms tracks in unexpected ways. Titles include "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Quiet Nights", "Trouble Is A Man", "My Ship Has Sailed", "No Where", "Meaning Of The Blues", and "I Only Have Eyes For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam & spine splitting with some tape, small peel spot.)

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Mabel MercerMabel Mercer Sings Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
A classic album of Cole Porter tunes – sung by Mabel Mercer with just a bit of tinkling piano in the background! The overall sound's a bit older than you might guess from the date of the record – a mode that takes most of the Porter tunes relatively straight, served up in Mercer's trilling style of vocals – which have more of a 20s approach to the material than other 50s singers who were making Porter swing a bit more. Backing is by Cy Walter or Stan Freeman on piano, plus a bit of bass by Frank Carroll – and titles include "Ours", "Where Oh Where", "After You", "So In Love", "Looking At You", "Ace In The Hole", and "It's Delovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of gloss peel along the opening.)

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Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99 About September 21, 2022
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a sound that's draws plenty of inspiration from righteous jazz of the early 70s, but which focuses the sound into a more funk-based approach overall. Vocalists shift throughout – and include singers Barbara and Charles Burton, later of Burton Inc – who help give the record as much of a soul-based punch alongside the jazzy instrumentation of the combo! The whole thing's a real heavy hitter – the kind of album that could have soared large, had it gotten wider release back in the day – and titles include "Rejoice", "Just Can't Run Away", "Soulful Proclamation", "Frequency Response", "Ain't No Mountain", "Twenty Four Hours A Day", and "If I'Da Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derrick MorganForward March (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Really early work from the legendary Derrick Morgan, and a set that was one of the earliest full length sets in the Island Records catalog – the start of a legendary run of Jamaican music, with proof that Morgan was one of the originators who was there at the start! As you might guess from his look on the cover, Derrick is working in a ska-based mode on the set – but he's also drawing plenty from American soul for inspiration too – wonderful vocals that float in a dreamy way over the tight-stepping rhythms in the tunes! There's a few cuts that feature duets with Patsy Todd – and titles include "The Hop", "Look Before You Leap", "Last Chance", "Don't You Worry", "Blazing Fire", "Housewife's Choice", "Don't Be A Fool", and "It's True My Darling". CD features a massive amount of bonus tracks – 46 titles added to the original record, some from The Best Of Derrick Morgan, many of which are new to CD too. Titles include "Real Ring Ding", "Revenge", "Try Me", "Greedy Gal", "Don't Say", "Horse Dead Cow Fat", "Sunday Morning", "Gypsy Woman", "Be Still", "Corner Stone", "Sail On", "Tell It To Me", "Loving Baby", and lots lots more! CD

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Lyle MurphyNew Orbits In Sound/12 Tone Compositions & Arrangements By Lyle Murphy (aka Gone With The Woodwinds) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $14.99
New Orbits In Sound is an obscure west coast set – featuring some very hard-driving big band arrangements, short but with breakout solos that really keep things moving along at a good pace. Murphy wrote and arranged most of the material – cool little offbeat tunes, many with a space theme to match the cover of the album. Players include Frank Morgan, Milt Bernhart, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Colette, and Bob Gordon – and titles include "Lost In A Fugue", "Frantastic", "Frankly Speaking", "Tone Poem", and "Orbit". Gone With The Woodwinds is a rare bit of mid 50s modernism from composer Lyle Murphy – one of the most angular talents on the west coast scene of the time, but an artist who also manages to swing with a nice little groove! On one hand, Murphy's got some key academic inspiration behind his music – as you might guess from the "12 Tone" title – but on another, he still works with a sense of jazz solo energy, so that he lets the players in his group get enough voice into the tunes to shape them into their own. Members of the group include Buddy Collette, Abe Most, Russ Cheever, Jack Dumon, and Chuck Gentry on reeds – plus rhythm from Andre Previn on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Most tunes have complicated reed interplay, supported by more swinging jazz rhythms – and titles include "Poly Doodle", "Perdido", "Triton", "Fourth Dimension", "Seismograph", and "Pemba". CD

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NewcomersMannish Boys – The Stax, Volt & Truth Recordings 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A long overdue collection of the Stax, Truth and Volt singles by The Newcomers – a largely under-appreciated sweet soul group from Memphis! While the Stax empire had broken so much stylistic and commercial ground on a number of levels in the preceding years, the sweeter vocal group style was never really an area in which Stax found much surefooted ground – especially at the very end of the 60s and into the 70s, when the label's finances were getting too shaky to break newer groups in a big way. The Newcomers are wonderful, though, and this set of rare singles, unreleased tracks and demos is a terrific introduction! Includes "Girl, This Boy Loves You", "Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)", "You Put The Sunshine Back In My World", "Still A Boy In My Heart", "Humpty Dumpty", "Reaching The Age", "Betcha Can't Guess Who", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Mannish Boy" and other great singles – some previously unissued – plus a handful of lost demos with finished feel, which are really just as great as their rare singles! CD

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NicoDrama Of Exile (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Aura/Modern Harmonic, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The stunning rebirth of Nico at the start of the 80s – a set that was done many years after her previous record, The End – and one that shows the ex-Velvet Underground singer finding a whole new style for her music! Nico's still very dark and moody – as you'd guess from her heroin-ravaged look on the cover – and the music here shows some of the influence of the Bowie/Eno experiments of the late 70s, mixed with some of the new territory opened up by post-punk too – all given this sharp sound with lots of guitar lines from Mahamad Hadi, who almost acts like the Robert Quine to Nico's Lou Reed! Speaking of Lou, the album features a stunningly great remake of "Waiting For The Man" – whose subject Nico was probably more familiar with by this time than anyone else – plus the tunes "Orly Flight", "The Sphinx", "Genghis Khan", "Purple Lips", "One More Chance", "Henry Hudson", and a remake of "Heroes". CD features 8 more bonus tracks – alternate takes of every tune on the record! CD

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✨✧ Niney The ObserverRoots With Quality – Reggae Anthology ... LP
Observer/17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
An astounding collection that brings together work from a roots reggae legend! Niney's productions stand as some of the strongest benchmarks for golden era roots reggae, with his ability to fuse heavy rhythms with righteous messages and some of the better vocal performances that these singers would turn in for any producer. This great double LP set pulls together some of his biggest numbers as well as great versions, dubs, discomixes and a few hard to get alternate versions for a hefty showcase of one of the elite in Kingston's roster of master producers. Backing is by the Soul Syndicate, the Aggrovators, the Revolutionaries, the Cimarons and Steely & Clevie, with 28 tracks in all, including "Blood & Fire" by Niney, "Whole Lot Of Fire" by Big Youth, "Rascal Man" by Delroy Wilson, "Rasta No Born Yah (ext)" by Sang Hugh & The Lionaires, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner/Clap The Barber" by Michael Rose, "I Need Your Loving" by Slim Smith, "Rock On" by Gregory Isaacs, "Silver Words" by Ken Boothe, "Warrior" by Johnny Clarke, "Chant It Down" by Freddie McGregor, "No More Will I Roam (ext)" by Dennis Brown, "Materialist" by Horace Andy, "Moses" by Jacob Miller, "Temptation, Botheration & Tribulation" by the Heptones, "Lover's Race" by Sugar Minott and "Thank You Mama" by Barry Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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OrgoneLost Knights (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
3 Palm, 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Always-heady work from Orgone – a funk band, but one who work with all the sorts of trippy influences you might guess from the image on the cover! There's a great sense of production here – lots of echo, fuzz, and other effects – which make the familiar instrumentation come across with this wide, deep, very dark sound – all of which makes for a record that's a lot moodier than just another album of funky tracks! Tunes are vocal and instrumental, with lots of heavy guitar and organ – as much jamming rock as it is deep funk – on titles that include "Crusader", "Hazel", "Working For Love", "Samson", "Going Going Gone", and "Lay Your Life Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "Hellfire" red vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ OurraFantasy Point ... LP
Star Creature, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 21.99
A sweet set of cosmic funk in the best Star Creature mode – lots of crispy beats mixed with the sorts of 80s elements you might guess from the fonts used on the cover – all served up in a nice way that's not nearly as slavishly retro as other projects of this nature! But then again, that's what we've come to expect from Ourra – a cat who's got a way of doing more with less, and finding his own bright star out there in the cosmos! The whole thing's instrumental, and filled with lots of beats and keyboards – on titles that include "Night Glider", "Breaker's Boogie", "Rekab's Azy", "Ghost Reflex", "Game Over", "Sea Green Eyes", "The Climb", and "Red Wave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really unusual, really personal set that takes his music to a whole new level – partly schooled by vintage funk, as you might guess from the cover – but also partly set up in a spirited new direction that propels Jeff farther forward than any other record! Parker plays guitar and a range of keyboards – and the album almost has a laidback Shuggie Otis vibe at points, but is a lot more complex overall – thanks to excellent rhythm work from Paul Bryan on bass and Jamire Williams on drums – who ground the sound, but can take off freely with Parker, too – as does Josh Johnson on alto, flute, and some other keyboards too. The whole thing almost puts Jeff into Robert Glasper territory – in its unique blend of jazz, funk, and soulful currents – but very unique, a genre unto his own, really well-deserved after all these years. The album's brilliant from start to finish, with cuts that include "Executive Life", "Para Ha Tay", "Here Comes Ezra", "Jrifted", "Visions", "How Fun Is It To Year Whip", and "Get Dressed". CD

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PartnersLast Disco In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A sweet disco set from the late 70s – the only one we've ever seen by the Partners, who we're guessing were some sort of European studio combo! The sound is mighty nice – exactly what you'd guess from the title – the best sort of funky Euro disco style of the time, with some sweet harmony vocals that almost have a Bee Gees vibe – yet never nearly as poppy as their disco tunes! There's a warmth here that marks the Paris in contrast to other European club sounds of the time – and attention to lyrics that goes way past the usual "let's throw a singer at some grooves" – especially on the album's mellower cuts. Titles include "Partners", "Friday", "Dance", "Green Eyes", and "Love Meant To Be". CD

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Penza PenzaNeanderthal Rock ... LP
Funk Night, 2022. New Copy ... $17.99 20.00
A masterpiece in fuzzy funk from this large Estonian collective – a group who work here with sharp production from Misha Panfilov, with a sound that's every bit as weird and wonderful as all the other projects he's given us over the years! The group do a wonderful job of blending psychedelic guitar with heavy drums and heady basslines – music that's freaky in all the right parts, but never forgets to be funky either – and which sounds much more like the tight energy of a small combo than you'd guess from the large number of musicians on the cover! As with some of Misha's other recordings, there's some great electric moments here that really create a spacey sort of vibe next to the funkier energy at the core – on titles that include "Bullet Fast", "How Do You Swim At Night", "Stompin & Mortorikn", "5000 Hailstones", "Matti Pellonpaa", "Merman", and "Neanderthal Rock". LP, Vinyl record album

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Berto PisanoLa Novizia ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $32.99 36.99
A wonderfully warm and slinky soundtrack from 70s Italian maestro Berto Pisano – a set with music that's even better than you might guess from the cover – and a really well put-together vibe that gives the whole record a very unified sound! The music is heavy on these slow-stepping basslines that come to the forefront, even when things are mellow – with light keyboard lines, spare strings, and some great jazzy bits from time to time to warm up the sound – with contributions from musical greats who include Dino Piana on trombone, Oscar Valdambrini on trumpet, and Edda Dell'Orso on voice! Titles include "Night Blues", "Canto Notturno", "Interno Notte 2", "Dolore E Speranza", "Carefree", "Pelle Morbida", and "Fiore Rosso". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve PottsMusique Pour Le Film D'un Ami ... LP
123/Souffle Continu (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A strange and beautiful album from reedman Steve Potts – an artist that most folks know as a key part of the Steve Lacy group on the French scene of the 70s, but who stepped aside to record this rare album as a leader! As you'd guess from the title, the album's a soundtrack of sorts – but it also stands strongly as a very unique moment of music from Potts – who blows soprano and alto here, but in ways that are quite different from his work with Lacy – often more spacious or modal – and in a lineup that includes guitar, both acoustic and electric, from Christian Escoude and Elie Ferre – plus piano, trumpet, accordion, and percussion – all composed and directed by Potts, with a flair for color and sensitivity that we never would have expected. Titles include "Rock", "Poeme", "Street Blues", "Marie France", "Tango", "Java", "Mary Jo", "Route 69", and "Antigone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! Titles include "Ramadan In Space Time", "Neveen", "Kleopatra", "Mervat", and "Oriental Mood". CD features 8 more bonus tracks from related sessions too! CD

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Buddy RichBig Band Shout (aka This One's For Basie) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $4.99 9.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including Pete Condoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, Buddy Collette on flute and baritone, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. The set's less Buddy-like than it is Marty-ish – and the grooves here have that very fluid Paich approach throughout – but recast slightly to reflect the strong Basie/Hefti groove of the 50s. Titles include "Shorty George", "Ain't It The Truth", "9:20 Special", "Jump For Me", "Blues For Basie", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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Sal SalvadorStarfingers ... LP
Beehive, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99 8.99
Guitarist Sal Salvador as you might not have heard him before – really stepping out strongly in a hip small group – with a bite that's different than some of his bigger group albums, or his early records of the 50s! Sal's touch on the strings is brilliant – often a lot more quick-stepping than we might remember, and filled with a raspy sort of soul as he effortlessly works his way across his hollow-body for the date – captured in a really classic, old school style that's much more 60s Prestige than you'd guess from the late 70s date of the album. Very much in the best mode of the Beehive Records label – and featuring excellent accompaniment from Derek Smith on piano, Nick Brignola on baritone, Eddie Bert on trombone, Sam Jones on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – an all-star group who sound even better on record than they do on paper. Titles include "Zone Two", "Nica's Dream", "Sometime Ago", and "Blue Gnu's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottOne For Me ... LP
Strata East, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest albums ever recorded by female organist Shirley Scott – a very hip set that's got a very different flavor than her earlier work for Prestige and Impulse Records! As you might guess for a date issued on the Strata East label, the approach here is very soulful, and very far-reaching – much longer, looser tracks than Shirley Scott ever served up before – done with superb accompaniment from Harold Vick on tenor – a player who's also at his hippest here, and really showing off all the many changes in his style that he'd picked up since the 60s! All tracks are originals, and the group features Billy Higgins on drums and Jimmy Hopps on some additional cowbell – leaving Shirley to handle the bass parts with her Hammond, in a way that is groovier and more rhythmic than some of her work in the past. A gem through and through – with titles that include "What Makes Harold Sing", "Do You Know A Good Thing When You See One", "Big George", "Keep On Movin On", and "Don't Look Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall. Cover has some light wear, a small promo stamp, and an autograph on the back.)

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Martial SolalSolo Piano – Unreleased 1966 Los Angeles Session Vol 2 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... About May 10, 2022 (delayed)
Never-heard work from the great Martial Solal – a hell of a pianist in a hell of a setting – beautifully-recorded performances done in California during the 60s – right at a time when Solal was really stretching out and forging the sort of sound that would make him a modern jazz legend for decades to come! The recordings have a slightly interesting story – they were part of a project by Ross Russell, who'd owned the legendary Dial Records bop powerhouse in the late 40s – an attempt to get back into the jazz business, something that never happened at the time. Given the care that Russell brought to his famous early recordings of Errol Garner and Dodo Marmarosa, you can guess the quality of these sides too – with Solal working on a wonderfully resonant Steinway piano – completely opening up the tunes and making them his own. The level of imagination and dexterity on the keys is astounding throughout. CD

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Soul ReviversOn The Grove ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
The Soul Revivers really live up to their name here – by bringing back some classic Jamaican talents, including the great Ernest Ranglin and Ken Boothe – and also opening the door to some really fresh ideas in the world of funk! As you'd guess from the Jamaican component – which also includes work from Earl 16 and Devon Russell – the album's got some reggae currents in the music, but isn't entirely a reggae set either – as The Soul Revivers are one of those groups that skirt the style, and don't try to slavishly copy it – bringing in bits of funk, jazz, and soul – with other guests who include vocalist Alexia Coley and trumpeter Ms Maurice. The whole thing's a great hybrid that lives up to the London scene in which it was created – and titles include "Futile Cause", "Where The River", "Harder", "Cee Rocka", "Got To Live", "Look No Further", "No More Drama", "Tell My Why", and "Down River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Star CityI'm A Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A macho disco classic from the TK Records family of labels – in case you couldn't guess from the image on the cover! The drums are more pounding here than on the typical clubby record of the time – especially on the title track – and there's this nicely funky groove at most points, a full-on forceful style that makes no bones about where the music is headed – and which gets things going long before the vocals come into the mix! Those are sung by Karen Silver – who never tries to compete with the rhythms, but just finds a nice way to slide along with the groove. Titles include "I'm A Man", "I Can't Get Over You", "Melody Of Love", "Good Times", and "Make Time For Love". CD features the bonus track "I'm A Man (7" version)". CD

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Strawberry Alarm ClockIncense & Peppermints/Wake Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Uni/Tune In (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A pair of classics from Strawberry Alarm Clock – back to back on a single CD! First up is their classic Incense & Peppermints – dreamy pop psych from Strawberry Alarm Clock – a great late 60s group who skirted the worlds of Sunshine Pop and more jamming garage rock! This album's got a lot more to offer than you might guess from just the title hit – as the instrumentation sometimes gets nicely tripped out – with cool use of organ, harpsichord, and guitar – plus plenty of special effects in production – and even some of the song styles and lengths are unusual too, making the album way more than just a batch of cute little tunes. Titles include the classic "Incense & Peppermints", the eight minute jammer "The World's On Fire", the instrumental "Pass Time With SAC", and the cuts "Paxton's Back Street Carnival", "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow", "Strawberries Mean Love", and "Unwind the Clock". Next is Wake Up It's Tomorrow – a great little second set from Strawberry Alarm Clock – much headier and tripped-out than their first! For the record, the group's not just working off the success of a previous single – and instead is really taking time in the studio to try out new ideas, musically, lyrically, and (most importantly) in the range of cool production techniques used on the set! There's still a warm harmony vocal approach on some of the album's best tunes, but they're also matched here with some more progressive guitar parts and fuzzier instrumental touches – in a way that brings a bit of darkness into the sunshine, and creates the wonderful sense of counterpoint that was always the group's strongest suit. Most tunes are nicely unfamiliar, and titles include "Curse Of The Witches", "Black Butter – Past, Present, & Future", "Soft Skies No Lies", "They Saw The Fat One Coming", "Nightmare of Percussion", "Tomorrow", "Sit With the Guru", and "Pretty Song From Psych-Out". CD also features single mixes of "Tomorrow" and "Sit With The Guru". CD

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Linval Thompson/Big Joe/TrinityTrojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries band and an uncredited Junjo Lawes (who would later go on to cut some of the best dub albums ever, with Scientist) – and the vocals have this great style of cresting between sweeter modes and more biting modes – particularly when wrapped around the social themes that always made Thompson stand out. Titles include "I Love Marijuana", "Don't Push Your Brother", "Dread Are the Controller", "The Children of the Ghetto", "Not Follow Fashion", and "Jamaican Colley Version". African Princess is a set that features great DJ vocals from Big Joe – one of the lesser-knowns of the time, but a voice that's perfect for the rich sense of flow that Linval Thompson brings to the production – on titles that include "African Princess", "Big Disgrace", "Tubby At The Controls", "Smoke Marijuana", "Love Can Conquer", and "Pauline Love The Natty". Rock In The Ghetto is classic 70s work from Trinity – a Jamaican deejay singer who gets some excellent help on the set from Linval Thompson! Thompson mixes dubby modes with some sharper, crispier crackles at key moments – working as a nice way of punctuation to the moods delivered by Trinity's vocals – which are almost always in the righteous modes you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Dangerous Rockers & Ting", "Pope Paul Dead & Gone", "Don't Lose Me", "Life Is Not Easy", "Don't Lose Me", "Every Trick In The Book", "Freedom Style", and "Rock In The Ghetto". 2CD set features 10 bonus tracks – titles that include "Lover's Style" and "Come On Baby Dub Style" by The Roots Radics, "Follow My Heart (12" mix)" and "Pope Paul Dead & Gone (12" mix)" by Trinity, "Mr CID" by Barry Brown, "There's A Song" by Pat Kelly, "King Tubby's Rockers" and "Second Hand Girl" by Scientist & Roots Radics, and "Here With Me" by Linval Thompson. CD

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ToquinhoObrigado Vinicius ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2013. Used ... $12.99
A contemporary set, but one with a very classic bossa feel – maybe even more so than most other recent work from Toquinho! As you'd guess from the title, the album pays tribute to Toquinho's frequent musical partner of the 70s – poet and lyricist Vinicius De Moraes, the man whose words really opened up the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, and many others! The set features some of the best tunes from the Vinicius songbook – sung by Toquinho alongside his own acoustic guitar, with some light jazzy backings that include a bit of alto sax and trombone. The main focus is on Toquinho, though – who really sounds great, and more personal and powerful than we remember in years. Titles include "Canto De Osshana", "Apelo", "Samba Em Preludio", "O Amor Em Paz", "Berimbau", "Eu Seu Que Vou Te Amar", and "Coisa Mais Linda". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley TurrentineSpoiler (non-RVG pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $6.99 8.99
Stanley Turrentine's no spoiler here – as his tenor sax soars out over the top of some sweet larger group arrangements from Duke Pearson – all awash in a great sense of soul, joy, and life! The album's got a much brighter feel than you might guess from the cover – a vibe that's a bit similar to Stan's classic Joyride album, but a bit more open and free – thanks to the lyrical touches of Pearson on the charts. Other players include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Pepper Dadams on baritone sax – plus rhythm from McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Joseph Rivera on percussion. As on some of the other Pearson dates from the time – particularly those with Donald Byrd – the use of electric bass really opens things up, by creating a subtle rhythmic pulse that really drives most numbers along. And also in the Pearson mode, the added players aren't really a horn section in the conventional way – just a group of like-minded, top-shelf jazz players who egg on the main soloist with a great sense of enthusiasm for the music! Titles include "La Fiesta", "The Magilla", "Sunny", "Maybe September", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "When The Sun Comes Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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McCoy TynerBon Voyage (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Netherlands), 1991. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99 About August 17, 2022
An overlooked trio date from McCoy Tyner – and a record that's just the sort of musical journey you might guess from the title! Tyner's piano is as full of fire and flight as always – and the group has some especially great work from bassist Avery Sharpe, who changes his approach from track to track, along with McCoy – and really helps bring a wide-ranging sort of sound to the record – the sort you might normally expect from some of Tyner's records with a fuller ensemble! Drummer Louis Hayes completes the trio – and titles include "Jazz Walk", "Summertime", "Bon Voyage", "Yesterdays", "Don't Blame Me", and "Blues For Max". CD

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Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 10 – Remixes ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic extension of the Jazz Is Dead series – a run of records that's already got a wonderfully collaborative vibe, which is taken even further with these tracks! As you might guess from the title, the album features remixes of cuts from the previous nine volumes – and the choice of remixers is really top-shelf – a great run of talents who now add their voices to the stunning sounds created by the host of famous jazz/funk talents who worked alongside Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad in the studio! Every track has a nicely different vibe, but not in a way that's schizophrenic – as the music really opens up from the sounds at the core, while still holding onto them as well. Titles include "Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tatham rmx)" with Marcos Valle, "Soulful & Unique (Pink Sifu rmx)" with Roy Ayers, "Soulsea (Cut Chemist rmx)" with Gary Bartz, "Redor Do Samba (DJ Spinna rmx)" with Azymuth, "Liasons (Diabiase rmx)" with Joao Donato, "Nancy Wilson (Shigeto rmx)" with Brian Jackson, "Windfall (Natureboy Flako rmx)" with Doug Carn, and "Jazz Is Dead (Georgia Anne Muldrow geemix)" with The Midnight Hour. LP, Vinyl record album
(Die cut outer sleeve.)

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VariousAlmost Famous – Music From The Motion Picture (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Dreamworks, 2000. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Allman Brothers Band, Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, and the Who – and with a second CD including more classics by Brenton Wood, the Guess Who, MC5, Stevie Wonder, the Raspberries and more. CD

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VariousBoxer, The Bluesman, & The Jazzman – Boxing In African-American Music 1921 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
A really unusual idea for a collection – and one that's even better than you might guess from the title! The set draws a strong relationship between boxing and black music in the American scene at midcentury – and it goes way beyond the few familiar Joe Louis tributes you might know – to include a range of really surprising cuts – including a number that are by musicians who once were boxers before moving into jazz and blues! There's a fair bit of titles here that, we'll admit, we never knew had boxing connections – and those are all traced out nicely in the detailed booklet of notes, which really illuminates the tunes. The 2CD package features 48 tracks in all – including "Knock Him Down Whiskey" by Sugar Ray Robinson, "Baby Boy Blues" by Baby Boy Warren, "She Knocks Me Out" by Harold Burrage, "Ole Joe Louis" by Cab Calloway, "Battle Royale" by King Curtis & Count Hastings, "Prize Fighter Blues" by Hattie Bolten, "The Titanic" by Leadbelly, "He's In The Ring" by Memphis Minnie, "Signifying Monkey" by Willie Dixon, "She Felt Too Good" by Jimmy McCrackin, "Messed Around" by Lee Dorsey, "Bourbon Street Jump" by Raymond Hill, "This Is All" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Nadine" by Sam Griggs & The Coronets, and "The Moor Man" by Johnny Lytle. CD

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VariousBreakthrough – The Underground Sounds Of 1971 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99 51.99
British music breaking through – served up here in a set of sounds that really reflect the massive musical year of 1971! As you might guess from the "underground" in the title, the collection's a bit one-sided – as it's not out to document the hits of the time, but instead the work that was bubbling under and having such a huge impact on the world – even if some of these artists never saw the fame they deserved, or were a few years away from bigger success with the tracks on the set! The package is heavy on work from the psych-into-prog years – much of which never falls into the excesses of either – and there's also a few hard rockers, some jazzier bits, and lots more surprises along the way – served up in a set list of 52 tracks by artists who include Keef Hartley, Jade Warrior, Pink Fairies, Procol Harum, Family, Samurai, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nucleus, Yes, Status Quo, Cressida, BB Blunder, Beggars Opera, Pretty Things, Spring, Hawkwind, Audience, Atomic Rooster, Patto, Caravan, John Martyn, Peter Hammill, and many others. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $19.99
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "LSD" by Wendell Austin, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Hell Train" by Billy Strange, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Billy Flood. CD

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VariousLand of Sensations & Delights – Psych Pop Sounds Of White Whale Records (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Craft, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A very groovy look at a very groovy record label – LA powerhouse White Whale Records, home to some mighty fine sounds in the second half of the 60s! As you'd guess from the title, there's a slight current of trippiness running through this material, but it's often blended with a really strong sense of production and a nice ear for a hook – maybe a bit like A&M Records, who might be a comparison to some of the work here – as White Whale always had a careful ear for the up-and-coming, and gave them great freedom to do their thing, and the right sort of production and presentation to make everything come out groovy! And although White Whale had some hits back in the day, this material is definitely from the farther reaches of the label's singles – as you can tell from the set list, which includes "Vegetables" by The Laughing Gravy, "You Got The Love" by Professor Morrison's Lollipop, "My Door Is Always Open" by Rainy Daze, "Love Story" by The Brothers, "Superman" by The Clique, "Look At You Now" by Bazooka, "Won't You Say You'll Stay" by The Rockets, "The Proud One" by Buster Brown, "Goin It Alone" by The Bears, "Song #7" by Lyme & Cybelle, "Darlin You Can Count On Me" by The Everpresent Fullness, "Little Girl Little Boy" by The Odyssey, "I'll Be In" by The Answer, and "We Must Find A Way" by The XLs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTaking Some Time On – The Underground Sounds Of 1970 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 50.99
A groundbreaking set of music from the start of the 70s – work by a variety of British groups who rose up from the underground and changed music forever – some who'd later fly to superstardom in the 70s, and many more who'd just remain the province of hipper listeners for decades to come! The music here is in a variety of modes – late psych, early prog, hard rock, and even experimental folk – the crowning jewels of important labels like Vertigo, Harvest, and Decca – brought together here with a really wonderful choice of cuts, and very detailed notes that helps really put all the many artists and sounds in perspective! If you think you know this moment from the classic rock records in your collection, then guess again – as you'll have plenty here to rework your ideas of 1970, in a set list of 57 tracks, with work from Gentle Giant, Blodwyn Pig, Lindisfarne, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Van Der Graaf Generator, Caravan, Egg, Patto, T2, Kevin Ayers, Rare Bird, Stray, Family, Wishbone Ash, Yes, Quatermass, East Of Eden, Pete Brown & Piblokto, McDonald & Giles, Cressida, Love Sculpture, Affinity, Curved Air, Michael Chapman, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Salum Abdallah & Cuban Marimba BandNgoma Tanzania ... LP
Domino Sound, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from the short-lived musical legacy of Salum Abdallah and his Cuban Marimba Band – a group from Tanzania, but one who play with lots of influence from Latin Music – as you might guess from their name! And yet, unlike some of the larger, fuller Latin-influenced groups that were springing up on the West African scene of the 60s, this combo has a sound that's pretty stripped-down – often just heavy percussion and work on guitar – which appears to be a unique hybrid of the Cuban style of the instrument, which gets plucked and inflected in great ways next to the vocals! The well-done set might be the best we've seen so far from the Domino Sound label – and features tracks that include "Njoo Haraka", "Naumiya", "Cuba Cha Cha", "Kutenda Maovu", "Ngoma Iko Huku", "Macho Laini", "Masikitiko", and "Asiye Bahati Duniani". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter Boyle/Bobby ScottJoe Speaks ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful document of a very wild film! The album's a companion soundtrack to the musical score of Joe – and features star Peter Boyle speaking his mind on topics that include the economy, hippies, drugs, and drinking! The set includes a few of the vocal numbers from the film – folksy rock numbers written by Bobby Scott that include "Hey Joe", "Where Are You Going", and "You Can Fly" – next to bits by Boyle that have a really creepy sort of edge. Titles include "The American Bar Scene", "Four Bucks An Hour", "Park Avenue Offices", "I Got All I Need Sonny", "Making It", and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, but is nice.)

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✨✧ Bump BandOur Music ... CD
Lotuspool, 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unreleased nugget by a funky band from the KC scene of the early 80s – one who definitely serve up the bump-heavy grooves you'd guess from their music – and who would have become famous on the underground scene, had this music gotten pressed up as an indie release at the time! The vibe is much more late 70s than you'd guess from the 1983 recording date – plenty of live instrumentation, not keyboards and beats – and a rock-solid vibe throughout, of the sort that comes from a local funk band woodshedding hard for hometown crowds, then finally getting the chance to deliver some of their well-crafted sounds in the studio! There's some wonderful bits here – the sweet instrumental "Snookie's Vibe", which almost feels like a Lyman Woodard cut – the very cool mellow stepper "Love's Gently Flowing" – and all sorts of other great tracks that include "Are You Ready To Ride", "Our Music", "Don't Like To Me", "Can We Party Wit Cha", and "You & Yours". CD

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✨✧ Bobby ByrdHelp For My Brother – The Pre-Funk Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Bobby Byrd – the man who was literally standing in the shadow of James Brown during the 60s – given how many times Bobby appeared with James on stage, and worked with him in the studio! Yet despite that near-lifetime association with The Godfather, Bobby's a hell of a singer on his own – definitely in the JB mold, but with a voice that can sometimes sweetly crackle in a very personal style – and also open up into different themes that sometimes move his music more towards Stax or Atlantic than some of James' King Records material from the time! All that range and plenty more is presented here – in an overlooked side of Bobby's career – all the wonderfully strong solo tracks he recorded with James Brown as a producer – issued in the mid 60s by the Smash and King Records labels, and a hell of a discography on its own. In fact, had Byrd not worked with James, we'd maybe guess that he would have hit even bigger fame on his own with these singles – such is the quality in both the vocals and overall presentation. This is the first time this material has ever been pulled together like this – and most of it has never been reissued at all – and the 24 track CD is overflowing with great notes that also give Bobby his due. Titles include "Write Me A Letter", "I Found Out", "Ain't No Use", "I'm Just A Nobody (parts 1 & 2)", "Lost In The Mood Of Changes", "You're Gonna Need My Lovin", "Let Me Know", "Time Will Make A Change", "No One Like My Baby", "Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)", "You Gave Me Heart A Song To Sing", "My Concerto", and "I'm Lonely". CD

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✨✧ Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The record that really broke Canned Heat out of the pack – still plenty bluesy, but with the trippier touches you might guess from the cover's psychedelic image – a perfect summation of that unique placement the group had on the late 60s Cali scene! The record's the one that gave the world the landmark "On The Road Again" – a tune used in countless films and commercials over the years, and graced with the completely unique vocals of Bob Hite – a singer who doesn't care if he sounds authentic, and who's more than happy enough to bring his own spirit to the music! That statement also defines the rest of the group too – as they let loose on titles that include "World In A Jug", "My Crime", "An Owl Song", "Fried Hockey Boogie", "Amphetamine Annie", "Whiskey Headed Woman No 2", and "Turpentine Moan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is great!)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from Jimmy Garrison and drums by either Ben Riley or Rashied Ali – both really fluid players who open up nicely in this way that's never to far out, at least in the way that John Coltrane was using rhythms at the time – but which allow Alice to really take the lead as a bold musical visionary of her own! Perhaps most exciting, Pharoah Sanders sits in on one of the album's longest tracks – blowing tenor with a force that's enough to bring back The Great One – but the real charm of the set is Alice's piano work, bubbling out here with a sensitivity that we never would have expected from the harder-edge sessions cut with Coltrane – that new level of spirituality she instantly brought to her own solo sessions. Titles include "Ohnedaruth", "Lovely Sky Boat", and "Atomic Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Georgie Fame – key tracks from his years on CBS – when he was really moving past straight jazz, into a whole great style of his own! First up is the full album Georgie Does His Thing With Strings – a set that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". Next is the rare Knock On Wood EP – with four songs that include the title track, plus "Close The Door", "All I'm Asking", and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". THEN – the CD adds in 21 more bonus tracks – almost all non-album single cuts by Fame from the late 60s and start of the 70s – most of which have never been reissued, and are a flurry of mad soul, clever vocals, and lots of hip instrumental twists – all delivered with that undeniable Georgie Fame charm. Titles include "Down Along The Cover", "Seventh Son", "No Thanks", "Try My World", "Bidin My Time", "For Your Pleasure", "Kentucky Child", "Peaceful", "Entertaining Mr Sloan", "Someday Man", and "The Movie Star Song". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Georgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Dominique GuiotL'Univers De La Mer ... LP
Chicago 2000/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of keyboard-heavy tracks – issued by a small sound library label in France during the 70s, with a title that translates as "the universe of the sea"! As you might guess, there's a nice underwater vibe to the record – a sound that's similar to some of the other great sea-driven recordings of the late 60s and early 70s – especially the work of Sven Libaek, who really seems to inform the style here – although Dominique Guiot's approach is much more heavy on the keyboards! Yet despite the use of minimoog, mellotron, organ, clavinet, and other keys – the sound here is always warm, and never too electronic – always glowing around the edges, with a watery richness that's wonderful – offset a bit by acoustic guitar and other elements, a bit like some of the soundtracks of Francois De Roubaix. Titles include "Une Ballade Pour Une Goelette", "Wind Surf Ballad", "Iceberg En Voyage", "Alerte En Mer", "Les Emigrants De La Mer", and "Les Pingouins S'Amusent". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derrick HarriottGreatest Reggae Hits/Reggae Disco Rockers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of rare albums from the great Derrick Harriott – with lots of bonus tracks that are appearing on CD for the first time! The set begins with the stunning Greatest Reggae Hits – a set that focuses strongly on the amazing vocal range of Derrick Harriott – a singer who can match the falsetto highs of some of the best American soul singers of the time, which comes off especially well here on the tunes that come from US sources, but get a very hip reggae remake! Harriott was one of the greatest voices in Jamaican music at the time, but we might also say that he was one of the best soul singers too – as you'll hear on titles that include "Go Away Dream", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Brown Baby", "Bucketful Of Tears", "Let Me Down Easy", and "Being In Love". Reggae Disco Rockers is a set that has Derrick Harriott continuing to give the 70s American soul scene a run for its money – with tracks that are a mix of covers and more obscure material – done in a style that's a lot less disco than you'd guess from the title! Most tunes have an easygoing groove that's inherited from rocksteady, but a vibe that's more 70s sweet soul overall – as Harriott takes on "Eighteen With A Bullet", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Castles In The Air", "Reggae Train", "Wish On A Star", "All Day Music", and even a surprisingly nice version of "Fly Robin Fly". 2CD set also features Greatest Hits Dubwise – 11 dub tracks of tunes from the core album – plus the titles "Eighteen With A Bullet (version)", "Have You Seen Her", "Lollipop Girl", "Don't Rock The Boat", "Day By Day", "Medley In Five Parts (part 1 & 2)", "Close To Me", and "Over The River". CD

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✨✧ Isaac HayesJuicy Fruit (Disco Freak) ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hardly the disco set you might guess from the title – and instead, a surprisingly soulful gem from the post-Stax years of Isaac Hayes! There's certainly a bit of uptempo grooving in the mix – but, as on Ike's Polydor years, the approach is still handled with the deeper sounds that Hayes first forged over at Stax – a way of putting together the groove that's almost like a mini-symphony in soul – still quite complex, even when aimed at the dancefloor! But not all cuts are groovers, too – as there's some key mellow moments on the record that really help balance things out, and which we really like a lot – those slow-stepping, mature masculine numbers that always marked Hayes as one of the hippest talents of his generation. There's some key Memphis help on the record from The Movement – who handle rhythm and horns – and titles include "Let's Don't Ever Blow Our Thing", "Lady of The Night", "The Storm Is Over", "Juicy Fruit", "Thank You Love", and "Music To Make Love By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have name in pen.)

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✨✧ Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... CD
Mercury/PTG (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from this smooth Chicago vocal group! The album may well be the best the group ever recorded – and it features some stellar ballad work produced with a nice spacey tone, almost in a Rose Royce mellow mode – by Jerry Butler's Fountain Productions team and by Clarence Johnson, who brought the group up from the beginning! The real strength of the album, though, is the group's vocals – wonderfully harmonious, but with a rougher edge and a deeper soul than many other 70s groups of the same type. The album includes the massive semi-hit "Guess Who's Back In Town" – plus other good ballads like "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love", "Let's Work It Out", and "Distant Melody". The album also features some uptempo numbers – and other tracks include "Run & Tell That", "Dance A Thon", and "No Limit". CD

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✨✧ George JacksonGeorge Jackson In Memphis 1972 to 1977 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of work from the great George Jackson – a real 70s powerhouse in southern soul, but an artist who didn't always get the chance to shine as much as he should! One reason for that was that Jackson only issued singles during the decade – work here collected from labels that include Chess, MGM, and Sounds Of Memphis – superbly-written tunes that really show off George's skills as a songwriter – at a level that also had Jackson's talents so in demand by others, he didn't always get the chance to issue records on his own. As you'd guess from the title, the work here was all recorded in Memphis – with wonderful vocals by George, and that strong Memphis style backing of soulful guitars, horns, sweet keys, rollicking drums and insistent bass lines. Titles include the masterful "Aretha, Sing One For Me", plus "Things Are Getting Better", "Let's Live For Ourselves", "If You Never See Me", "All In My Mind", "Dear Abby", "I Don't Need You No More", "Let Them Know You Care", "Willie Lump Lump", "We've Only Just Begun" and more. CD

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✨✧ Al JarreauHigh Crime ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one for Al Jarreau – a record that has a groove that's a bit more mainstream than some of Al's previous records, but which still leaves plenty of space for his amazing vocals! Jarreau's working again with producer Jay Graydon, who pitches the instrumentation towards more electric-sounding levels than before – more of the rhythms and keyboard parts you'd guess from the album's date, although still at a level that's warmer than some of Al's more commercial contemporaries. Titles include "Raging Waters", "Imagination", "Murphy's Law", "Tell Me", "After All", "High Crime", and "Let's Pretend". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available High Crime ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady – Earth Creature ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and The Jimmy Castor Bunch – with all the freaky, fuzzy touches that reference might imply! His group has a definite guitar-heavy sound that's a bit blunted, and a bit trippy at times – but which also has a nice soulful edge at it's best moments – a sense of focus that gives the record more of a groove than other records of this nature from the period. The band here includes vocals by Al Johnson (who may well be the same Al Johnson who went onto later mellow soul fame) – and titles include the crazy "Earth Creature", plus "The Lovomaniacs", "Power Greater Than Man", "Feeling My Cheerios", and "Woman Will Make You Love". CD

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✨✧ Laura LeeTwo Sides Of Laura Lee ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like that of Gwen McCrae at her early best, but handled here with a fuller vibe that's right in keeping with the best modes of the Invictus/Hot Wax scene from the Holland Dozier Holland team! Vocals are wonderful throughout – and the album features the breakbeat classic "Crumbs Off The Table" – plus "Guess Who I Saw Today", "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)", "Rip Off", "You've Got To Save Me", and "Workin & Lovin Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light surface & edge wear, name in pen on cover & labels. Mild corner bend.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAfter Glow ... LP
Decca, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from Carmen McRae – done with backing from pianist Ray Bryant in a small group setting! Carmen's singing in a beautifully fragile mode – with only Ray's piano and a bit of bass and drums to back her up – and it's a real treat to her the McRae vocal approach in such an unfettered format, because even at this earlier age, Carmen had a sense of control, poise, and grace that shines through immediately. 12 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Escape From You", "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Exactly Like You", "All My Life", "Dream Of Life", "I'm Thru With Love", "The Little Things That Mean So Much", and "Nice Work If You Can Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing, with obi – VIM 4502.)

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsStephanie ... LP
20th Century, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another winner from Stephanie Mills and the hitmaking team of Reggie Lucas and Mtume – two musical partners who really helped Mills find her groove! The sound here is classic mainstream soul from the start of the 80s – upbeat and catchy, but without any of the too-clunky commercial modes that would bog things down a few years later – still very much in the warmer, jazz-inspired sound you'd guess from the roots of Mtume and Lucas! The best numbers are the mid to up tempo grooves, all with a nice polish and sophisticated songwriting – and titles include "Winner", "Two Hearts", "Don't Stop Doin What Cha Do", "Top Of My List", "I Believe In Love Songs", "Night Games", "My Love's Been Good To You", and "Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, a name in pen, and a small trace of a sticker.)

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✨✧ Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo In London ... LP
Coxsone (Jamaica), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Laidback organ grooves recorded by Jackie in London (in case you couldn't guess by the title!) – mostly mellow, and mostly covers of late 60s pop tunes. Still, there's a pretty great rocksteady vibe to most of the tunes – slowly bouncing along at a head-nodding pace, which is probably the way Jackie played them on the organ! Titles include "Ram Jam", "Soul Finger", "How Soon", "Who Done It", "Massachusetts", "Kicksie", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Something Stupid" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Coxone pressing, with two bonus tracks – seven tracks on each side – in great shape! Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy.)

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✨✧ Berto PisanoLa Novizia ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully warm and slinky soundtrack from 70s Italian maestro Berto Pisano – a set with music that's even better than you might guess from the cover – and a really well put-together vibe that gives the whole record a very unified sound! The music is heavy on these slow-stepping basslines that come to the forefront, even when things are mellow – with light keyboard lines, spare strings, and some great jazzy bits from time to time to warm up the sound – with contributions from musical greats who include Dino Piana on trombone, Oscar Valdambrini on trumpet, and Edda Dell'Orso on voice! Titles include "Night Blues", "Canto Notturno", "Interno Notte 2", "Dolore E Speranza", "Carefree", "Pelle Morbida", and "Fiore Rosso". CD
Also available La Novizia ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut ... LP
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! Titles include "Ramadan In Space Time", "Neveen", "Kleopatra", "Mervat", and "Oriental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Egypt Strut (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". CD
(Still sealed.)
 
 
 



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