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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lipps IncMouth To Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A classic bit of club from Lipps Inc – an album that's got the group nicely stretched-out and extended – taking them way past the simpler sounds you might know from their hit single work! Tracks here are all quite long, and feature lots of instrumental workouts over very tight rhythms – almost a mix of Casablanca disco with some of the freer modes you'd get from labels like Prelude or Salsoul – served up with lots of guitar and heavy basslines from group leader Steven Greenberg! Vocals are by Cynthia Johnson – who helped Lipps Inc become one of the first standout soul acts from the Twin Cities – and in addition to a great extended take of "Funkytown", titles include "All Night Dancin", "Power", and "Rock It". CD features four bonus tracks – all the shorter single mixes of the long tracks on the album. CD

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Lipps IncRock It (one-sided single) ... 12-inch
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Casablanca sleeve, with some light wear.)

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✨✧ Milt Matthews IncFor The People ... CD
Catalyst/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
A weird little soul album from singer Milt Matthews – one that mixes up a range of late 60s influences, including Hendrix guitar licks, southern soul vocals, and kind of a rootsy crossover feel that's almost equal parts rock and soul! There's a lot of wah wah and organ in the mix – and the lyrics are pretty righteous on most songs – almost in the sort of territory that other artists were using to cross over much bigger in the US market – a space that's somewhere between Otis Redding and Joe Cocker, but nicely rough around the edges too. Titles include "Runaway People", "Disaster Area", "That's What I Feel", and a version of "Hard Day's Night". CD

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S Tone IncBody & Soul ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99 32.99
The funkiest album so far from Stefano Tirone – aka S Tone – a set that's got a much clubbier vibe than some of his other records, and a very strong influence both from vintage boogie and funky jazz! Tirone plays plenty of Wurlitzer and other keyboards on the set – and most tunes have jazzy energy at the core, as you'd expect from Schema Records – but also often open up in ways that are more deeply soulful than both the artist and label might make us expect! Toco sings on a few tracks, and steps aside for other singers who include Afra Kane, Laura Fedele, Gui Hargreaves, and Priscila Ribas – who work with Stefano to change up the colors from song to song – a but like in that old DJ/producer soundsystem mode. Titles include "Flying Away", "No Meio Do Samba", "In The Name Of Love", "Midnight Sun", "Move On", "Pra Voce", "Flying Away", and "Blow My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by Prestige jazz funk giants like Rusty Bryant, Charles Earland, or Ivan Boogaloo Jones – but it's almost even tighter than their work, because the Funk Inc combo as a tightly woven group of players who'd been together for a number of years. The record's filled with monster cuts that you'll recognize immediately, like the group's famous "Kool is Back", which has a monster sample on the intro, and hard heavy Kool & The Gang grooves throughout. Other tracks include "Sister Janie", "The Whipper", and "Bowlegs". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Reid IncReid Inc ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, with slight touches of strings – and vocals from the quartet that slide nicely into the rhythms, which themselves bear plenty of TK touches! The whole thing's got a feel that's a lot better than you might guess from the cover – kind of a rougher take on the Gwen McCrae vibe of the time, almost set loose to do things with a more relaxed approach overall. And the vocals are surprisingly strong at points too – with one singer coming to the forefront with a deeper soul mode than you might expect. Titles include "I'll Be Damned If It's Me", "What Am I Gonna Do", "Push Me Back In The Corner", "More Of A Woman", "That's How It Is When You Are In Love", "New York City", and "This Time Tomorrow". CD
(2019 pressing – still sealed with obi!)

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✨✧ Charles Tolliver & Music Inc.Live At The Loosdrecht Jazz Festival (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A searing live set from trumpeter Charles Tolliver – one of the few talents who could take his instrument into the kind of long-blown, beautifully open territory explored on a double length album like this! Tolliver maybe inherits a late Lee Morgan quality, but also opens up with the Woody Shaw generation – but at a level that's even more exploratory than Woody, and which follows up the fantastic sounds of his two part Live At Slugs albums, issued slightly earlier on the Strata East label! Strata is a name that's come to be synonymous with the best in spiritual jazz of the 70s – and Tolliver is the key figure at the top of that legacy – really making magic here in a quartet that includes John Hicks on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums. Titles are all nice and long – and include "Grand Max", "Truth", "Prayer For Peace", "Our Second Father" and "Repetition". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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John HicksInc 1 ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1985. Used ... $14.99
A lovely little trio session from John Hicks – recorded in the mid 80s in Japan, as one of the first in a line of DIW albums of a similar nature! This early set's still one of the best, though, and it captures Hicks in a fluid brilliance that points the way toward years of future recordings – done in an easygoing trio formation with Walter Booker on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums – and filled with the warm tones and bright colors that have always made Hicks' playing some of our favorite. The set features trio readings of some great Hicks originals – "Bookie Please", "Inc 1", and "Avocja" – plus a great take on Booker's "Book's Bossa", a tune that we've loved since its initial recordings in the 60s! CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousCongregation For Anti-Flirts Inc – The McAllen Texas Teen Scene 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Cicadelic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Cool 60s rock from the Lone Star State – raw garage rock and melodic gems, too from the mid 60s McAllen, TX scene in the Rio Grande Valley – featuring numbers by The Cavaliers, The Headstones, Christopher And The Souls, The Playboys Of Edinburg, Jeanne Hatfield and Brother And Sister! Most of the groups can handle both a raw, but melodic style and a much more fuzzed out, organ-drenched and propellant groove, but there's some diverse, moody twists and turns. Includes "Symbols Of Sin", "Congregation For Anti-Flirts Inc" and more by Cavaliers, "My Kind Of Girl" and "Wish She Were Mine" by The Headstones, "Diamonds, Rats And Gum" by Christopher And The Souls, "Understand Me" by Playboys Of Edinburg, "That Hurts", "Seaweed" and more by Cavaliers, "My Babe" by Jeanne Hatfield, "The Answer" by Brother And Sister and more. CD

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VariousKill Yourself Dancing – The Story Of Sunset Records Inc Chicago 1985 to 1989 ... CD
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A killer look at one of the most compelling labels on the Chicago house scene of the 80s – a tiny imprint, but one that cut some mighty important music – especially sounds that would have great resonance in the global acid explosion at the end of the decade! The work here has edges that are often a bit sharper than those of more familiar house at Trax Records – and a rhythmic intensity that's very focused, very stripped-down, and very much distilled to the core essence of Chicago house – that harder punch that's informed by a lot of European work at the start of the 80s, but turned towards the decimated disco scene in the US – to rise up a whole new generation with a great burst of energy! The package is maybe the best we've seen so far from Still Music – and features these very detailed notes that tell the fascinating story of the label's rise and short history – really getting at the midwestern melting pot that made house music so great. Titles include "Kill Yourself Dancing" by Razz, "Lover Man" by Ben Mays, "It Could Be Acid" by White Knight, "Face The Music (dub mix)" by Boom Boom & Master Plan, "Persia" by Modern Mechanical Music, "Electric Baile (commercial mix)" by Master Plan, "I Want You (transcontinental mix)" by Hex Complexx, and "Rock The Nation (Kenny Jason rmx)" by Matt Warren. 2CD set features a whopping 21 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Larry DixonStar Time – Larry Dixon & Lad Productions Inc – Chicago 1971 to 1987 ... CD
Past Due, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare albums from Chicago soul singer Larry Dixon – plus an even more obscure array of rare singles and lost tapes from the same time too! The set begins with Larry's wonderful indie set I Am So In Love – originally issued on vinyl with a glued-on photocopy on the cover image! The album's a self-produced effort from Chicago soul singer Larry Dixon – and a great mix of sweeter soul and a few clubbier numbers – all of which sound surprisingly great, given the homemade look of the package! According to the label, the album was recorded live – most likely live in the studio, but with a freewheeling freshness that gets away from some of the cliches of this time – and which is really in keeping with the honest, personal approach Larry brings to the record. Titles include "What I Am", "Body", "Show Me", "Star Time", "Free Me", "Hey Girl", and "I'm So In Love". Next up is 1984's Can't Price Love – done with a bit more of an 80s soul vibe, but still villed with wonderfully sweet vocals from Larry! Dixon co-wrote some of the tunes and his guitarist Charles Parks takes credit for some of the others – and titles include one gospel song "Wait For Me" (both vocal and instrumental) , "Can't Price Love" (also vocal and instrumental version), "Doing What Comes Naturally", "Dance To The Beat", and "Make Up Your Mind". The second half of the collection is maybe even cooler than the first – a huge array of rare tracks done by Larry Dixon, from the early 70s through the mid 80s – really showing the evolution of both the indie soul sound of the time, and of the sort of artists who never fully got their time in the spotlight! Some tracks are by Dixon, others feature a different singer in the lead – and together, the work really illustrates the choices made by indie singers who were usually working a few years behind mainstream trends, but with a sharpness that really belies their lesser-star status. The music is already great on the rare funk or harmony singles at the start – but gets even more interesting as Larry and musicians cook up a sweet jazzy take on club – one that's almost more cosmic funk at times, with kind of a Cali-Tex vibe, than any sort of the disco on the east coast – especially given the placement of really strong musicians in the group. These 20 tracks are a huge revelation – and titles include "Next Time", "The Only One", "Don't It Make You Dance", "Love In Your Heart", "Feelings So Fine", and "Being With You" by Larry Dixon; "Space Caravan", "Groove It All Night", and "Love We Had (demo)" by Charles Parks III & The High Society Players; and "Ready For Your Touch", "That Kind Of Love", and "Ready For Your Touch (Jerome's dub)" by Chuck-A-Luck. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Larry DixonStar Time – Larry Dixon & Lad Productions Inc – Chicago 1971 to 1987 (4LP set) ... LP
Past Due, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 4LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare albums from Chicago soul singer Larry Dixon – plus an even more obscure array of rare singles and lost tapes from the same time too! The set begins with Larry's wonderful indie set I Am So In Love – originally issued on vinyl with a glued-on photocopy on the cover image! The album's a self-produced effort from Chicago soul singer Larry Dixon – and a great mix of sweeter soul and a few clubbier numbers – all of which sound surprisingly great, given the homemade look of the package! According to the label, the album was recorded live – most likely live in the studio, but with a freewheeling freshness that gets away from some of the cliches of this time – and which is really in keeping with the honest, personal approach Larry brings to the record. Titles include "What I Am", "Body", "Show Me", "Star Time", "Free Me", "Hey Girl", and "I'm So In Love". Next up is 1984's Can't Price Love – done with a bit more of an 80s soul vibe, but still villed with wonderfully sweet vocals from Larry! Dixon co-wrote some of the tunes and his guitarist Charles Parks takes credit for some of the others – and titles include one gospel song "Wait For Me" (both vocal and instrumental) , "Can't Price Love" (also vocal and instrumental version), "Doing What Comes Naturally", "Dance To The Beat", and "Make Up Your Mind". The second half of the collection is maybe even cooler than the first – a huge array of rare tracks done by Larry Dixon, from the early 70s through the mid 80s – really showing the evolution of both the indie soul sound of the time, and of the sort of artists who never fully got their time in the spotlight! Some tracks are by Dixon, others feature a different singer in the lead – and together, the work really illustrates the choices made by indie singers who were usually working a few years behind mainstream trends, but with a sharpness that really belies their lesser-star status. The music is already great on the rare funk or harmony singles at the start – but gets even more interesting as Larry and musicians cook up a sweet jazzy take on club – one that's almost more cosmic funk at times, with kind of a Cali-Tex vibe, than any sort of the disco on the east coast – especially given the placement of really strong musicians in the group. These 20 tracks are a huge revelation – and titles include "Next Time", "The Only One", "Don't It Make You Dance", "Love In Your Heart", "Feelings So Fine", and "Being With You" by Larry Dixon; "Space Caravan", "Groove It All Night", and "Love We Had (demo)" by Charles Parks III & The High Society Players; and "Ready For Your Touch", "That Kind Of Love", and "Ready For Your Touch (Jerome's dub)" by Chuck-A-Luck. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Raymond ScottManhattan Research Inc – New Plastic Sounds & Electronic Abstractions ... CD
Basta (Netherlands), 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! This is one of the coolest CDs we've seen in years – and everything about it is fantastic, from the package right down to the double-length set of music! The set features rare unreleased recordings from Raymond Scott's legendary Manhattan Research electronic music studios – originally set up in 1946, and home to some of Scott's landmark early work on non-acoustic music during the 50s and 60s. Far from being the sort of turgid, dark knob-twiddling that computer music later became in the academy, Scott's early experiments are filled with a sense of whimsy and joy – exported directly from his early cartoon-based work, and applied in a fantastic way to his evolving musical inventions! Plus, the whole thing's packaged in this super-cool hardcover book, with a whopping 140 pages of notes, photographs, old advertisements, and interviews – all done in a brilliant graphic style that complements the package even further! Don't forget the music, though – because it's totally fantastic – and kind of reminds us of bits of Jon Appleton's Syntonic Menagerie, Pierre Henry's early Musique Concrete, and later punk-era DIY electronics. That doesn't even come close to pinning it down, though – and with 2 CDs worth of material, the scope of the work is amazing! CD

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✨✧ VariousKill Yourself Dancing – The Story Of Sunset Records Inc Chicago 1985 to 1989 ... LP
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A killer look at one of the most compelling labels on the Chicago house scene of the 80s – a tiny imprint, but one that cut some mighty important music – especially sounds that would have great resonance in the global acid explosion at the end of the decade! The work here has edges that are often a bit sharper than those of more familiar house at Trax Records – and a rhythmic intensity that's very focused, very stripped-down, and very much distilled to the core essence of Chicago house – that harder punch that's informed by a lot of European work at the start of the 80s, but turned towards the decimated disco scene in the US – to rise up a whole new generation with a great burst of energy! The package is maybe the best we've seen so far from Still Music – and features these very detailed notes that tell the fascinating story of the label's rise and short history – really getting at the midwestern melting pot that made house music so great. Titles include "Kill Yourself Dancing" by Razz, "Lover Man" by Ben Mays, "It Could Be Acid" by White Knight, "Face The Music (dub mix)" by Boom Boom & Master Plan, "Persia" by Modern Mechanical Music, "Electric Baile (commercial mix)" by Master Plan, "I Want You (transcontinental mix)" by Hex Complexx, and "Rock The Nation (Kenny Jason rmx)" by Matt Warren. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kill Yourself Dancing – The Story Of Sunset Records Inc Chicago 1985 to 1989 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Suzanne CianiLixiviation – Ciani/Musica Inc 1969 to 1985 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's electronics here are a great mix of modes – both analogue and digital – and her sounds often have a darkness that's really compelling, especially when you consider the ways some of them were used in areas that reached some larger audiences – really cool little spooky bits that underscore the more potent ways that electronic sounds were often used in the 70s generation. The music is light years beyond the playfulness of Perry & Kingsley – and has none of the softness of Ciani's later new age sides – a great revelation that will hopefully get her the recognition she deserves. Titles include "Atari Video Games Logo", "Princess With Orange Feet", "Paris 1971", "Live Buchla Concert 1975", "Sound Of Wetness", "Eighth Wave", "Liberator Atari TV Spot", "Pop & Pour Coca Cola Logo", and "Lixiviation". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Paul BleyAxis ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Solo piano work from Bley – on the side-long "Axis", plus "El Cordobes", "Music Matador", and "Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Ja RuleBlood In My Eye ... LP
Murder Inc, 2003. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tracks include "The Life", "Clap Back", "The Crown" feat Sizzla, "Things Gon Change", "Race Against Time II", "N!ggas & B!tches", The INC Is Back", & "Blood In My Eye" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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Seven Grand (Al Master)Testing One (voc, inst)/Ridiculous (voc, steppers mix) ... 12-inch
Dusty DJ Inc, 1997. Near Mint- ... $79.99
Prime 90s era Chicago underground hip hop produced by DJ Inc, with cuts by DJ 33 1/3. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee Konitz/Paul Bley/Bill ConnorsPyramid ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spare and moody work from the modern trio listed above – Konitz icy on alto, Bley surprisingly warm at times on piano, especially numbers which feature him on electric keys, and Connors playing both acoustic and electric guitar in long and introspective lines. Titles include "Out There", "Pyramid", "Tavia", and "Play Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Paula PerryPaula's Jam (street, radio, inst)/Reasons (street, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
INC, 1996. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ EPMDHit Squad Hits – I'm Mad (redman remix, dj scratch remix)/Brothers From Brentwood LI/Headbanger (remix)/Rampage (pete rock remix, pete rock inst)/Gots To Give For The People (remix)/Crossover (remix) ... 12-inch
Archives Inc, Early/Mid 90s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With K-Solo and Redman on "Headbanger" and LL Cool J on "Rampage". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BusdriverBeaus $ Eros ... CD
Fake Four Inc, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Charlie BarnetFor Dancing Lovers ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
Features a few trumpet solos from Clark Terry – and guitar from Barney Kessel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, clear tape on the seams, some aging and pencil on the back.)

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Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, a mostly split top seam and a bit of pen. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks during "Serenade In Blue" but plays fine otherwise.)

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Count BasieCount! ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A great little gem from the Count Basie years on Verve – a tight little record that has Basie really reinventing his sound for the 50s – an album that's filled with short, uncomplicated tracks that have a surprisingly easy-going groove! The arrangements are swinging and tight, with that Hefti-styled focus on a core element that really moves the tunes along – delivered by some great solo work from players that include Joe Newman on trumpet, Henry Coker on trombone, and Marshall Royal on alto. Basie has plenty of space to tinkle the ivories in mellow soul lines, too – and tracks include "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Bunny", "Cash Box", and "Basie Talks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing – with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has a small split on the top seam and light surface wear.)

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Count BasieHall Of Fame ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Excellent work from that wonderful 50s moment when Count Basie was really reinventing his band – stripping things down, getting nice and lean, and putting in this soulful kick to the rhythms that really helped modernize the groove! The set's a mix of arrangements from Ernie Wilkins, and a few more by Neal Hefti – both in that masterful sense of space that helped this Basie band really isolate its key soloists on record – not just the Count's fantastic lines on piano, but also work from Freddie Greene on guitar, Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Benny Powell on trombone, Marshall Royal on alto, and both Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor and flute! Titles include "Big Red", "Lollypop", "Dolphin Dip", "Low Life", "Slats", "Move", and "Flute Juice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and wide deep groove. Cover has reinforced tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... LP
Clef, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
Count Basie plays the piano and Joe Williams sings in his bluesy way and they are backed by a slew of musicians who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Ben Powell on trombone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Sonny Payne on drums and many, many others. Frank Foster did all of the arrangements and the tracks include Williams' "My Baby Upsets Me", "Ev'ry Day", "April In Paris", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has minor seam splits and light aging.)

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Louis BellsonBrilliant Bellson Sound ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Drummer Louis Bellson definitely sounds brilliant here – kicking his large group into full gear with the same sort of energy he brought to dates with famous leaders in the postwar years! All tunes are short, and pretty upbeat – driven strongly by the drums, and featuring arrangements by Bellson, Ernie Wilkins, Bob Florence, and Aaron Sachs. Solos are by Herb Geller on alto, Jack Arnold on boo bam, Aaron Sachs on tenor, and Guido Basso on trumpet – and titles include "Drum Foolery", "Speak Low", "So Long Blues", "The Hawk Talks", "Summer Night", and "Blast Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Swings Jule Styne ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The fantastic drummer swings the music of composer Jule Styne – on songs that were mostly co-written with the great Sammy Cahn! Players aren't listed, but the set's got that usual tight Bellson groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, a half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape at the end, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Boyz II MenII ... LP
Motown, 1994. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Smooth, chart R&B and new jack slow jams from one of the iconic groups of mid 90s urban radio. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Babyface and the Darp Inc crew provide syrupy backing for the Boyz's sweet 90s soul harmonies. Includes "On Bended Knee", "Vibin'", "I'll Make Love To You", "Yesterday", "50 Candles", "All Around The World", "Jezebel", "Thank You", "Trying Times", "I Sit Away", and "Water Runs Dry". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a Motown sleeve, with some edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
The Latin Impressions here are more Brazilian than Cuban – and maybe a bit Spanish, too – given the strong use of acoustic guitar from Charlie Byrd! The set's got a laidback, open feel – and Byrd's guitar work is mighty deft, yet without all the frills and flowers of some of the more dramatic, emotive players of the time – a great illustration of the huge shift that the early bossa guitar recordings had at a global level. Byrd was one of the first big American proponents of bossa, and you can definitely hear that influence at work here – amidst additional guitar from Gene Byrd, bass from Keter Betts, and drums from Bill Reichenbach. A few tunes feature Charlie on solo guitar with no backing – and titles include "O Pato", "Homage A Villa Lobos", "Bogota", "Vals", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Amor Flamengo", and "Azul Tiple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 427, with microphone logo. Cover has some aging and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Herb EllisThank You, Charlie Christian ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $29.99
Herb Ellis pays homage to one of the first great jazz guitarists – the legendary Charlie Christian, certainly one of the first true soulful talents to emerge on the instrument! The set's one of Ellis' nicer ones for Verve – and although it mentions Christian in the title, there's nothing outdated or old-timey about the sound of the record! Herb's lean lines on the guitar come through nice and clear – in a group that features Frank Strazzari on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Kenny Hume on drums – as well as Harry Babasin on cello, playing some nicely plucked notes that sound beautiful alongside the guitar! Tracks are relatively short, and titles include "Everything's Pat", "Workin' With The Truth", "Cherry Kijafa", and "Karin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc. trumpeter logo pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, but has two short clicks. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has minimal wear and aging – and a bit more on the bottom of the spine.)
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Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... CD 3.99
Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and some light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $18.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has split seams held with old tape, a name in marker, surface wear, and aging.)

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Dizzy GillespieEbullient Mr Gillespie ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Ahhh . . . Diz in the 50s. What a great thing! He's post bop, post cubop, but still has all the best elements of those eras – wrapped up into a more complicated Latin-tinged style that's filled with warmth, humor, and some pretty compelling grooves. This set is one of Diz's best from the time – and it's got some tracks that are real classics in his book, like "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac", "Ungawa", "Lorraine", and "Constantinople". The group's small and hip – with Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Chano Pozo on conga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Inc pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Vinyl is nice – and cover has a tiny bit of wear, but is nice too.)

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Dizzy GillespiePortrait Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $13.99
A portrait of Duke, done by Dizzy – and one that's got a whole different feel than you might think! Gillespie's working here with arrangements by a young Clare Fischer – who takes Ellington's themes and recasts them with an even deeper sense of color and tone – one that pushes the already-modern themes of the numbers into a whole new realm of sound, and uses the horn passages to carve things out a lot differently than Duke might have done! The result is a wonderfully striking session – one with familiar melodies that unfold in a whole new way – and which showcases some great phrasing from Dizzy, over rhythms by a combo that features Hank Jones, George Duvivier, and Charlie Persip – playing alongside a group of larger horns. Titles include "Perdido", "Caravan", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", and "Chelsea Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam with clear tape.)

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Lionel Hampton in two modes – first in a trio with Teddy Wilson on piano and Gene Krupa on drums – then with his larger group that features Eddie Chamblee on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine and top seam.)

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Jay-ZStreets is Watching – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Rocafella 10th anniversary edition! Includes "It's Alright", "Only A Customer", "Celebration", and "In My Lifetime Remix" by Jay-Z, "My N**** Hill Figga" by MOP, "Murdergram" by Murder INC, "Pimp This Love" and "Your Love" by Christion, "Thugs R Us" by DJ Clue featuring Noreaga, and more! CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Jazz FiveHooter ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Good ... $9.99
Hard swingin' British jazz, issued in the US during a brief period when Riverside/Jazzland was toying with import titles. The group's a quintet, with Vic Ash on tenor, Harry Klein on baritone, and Brian Dee on piano. While less famous than some of the other Brit combos of the time, the group's pretty darn proficient, and swing nicely on well-written original compositions like "There It Is", "The Five Of Us", and "Still Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 361, with microphone logo and deep groove. Vinyl plays with faint crackles throughout with occasional pops. Cover has wear and aging, some smudges, and small seam splits.)

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MalenteRip It Up ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2005. Used ... $2.99
A heavy-hitting set of tracks from Malente – featuring a number of new tunes, plus harder-edge remixes of older cuts! There's a very pronounced bassy quality to the set – one that's not exactly 80s groove, but which certainly draws from the later side of the classic funk years – and uses the bass as much as the beat for inspiration to construct the tunes. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, with some nicely-chosen found vocals dropped into the mix – and there's a real cut-up feel to the set – one that makes us think that there's probably as much older music being mixed into the album as there are newer grooves from Malente! Titles include "Till I Die (Bushy rmx)", "We Came To Party (Killergroove formula rmx)", "Rokk Der Haus", "The Fever (Boca 45 rmx)", "Funk The Rich (Dublix Inc repimped)", "Highlife (Strike Boys 2005 rmx)", "New Jazz Go Home (Thugf*cker rmx)", "Don't Stop (Cedric Benoit rmx)", and "The Law Is Wrong (All Good Funk Alliance rmx)". CD

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Rudy Ray MooreEat Out More Often ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Classic stuff – Rudy's first album, and a fitting launch to his famous career of party records and live club performances! The cover's got Rudy in front of a nude black model, laying back on the couch, and encouraging him to do the thing that's implied by the title – but the record itself is far more creative than just a bit of nasty words and sexy references. Rudy's at the top of his game here, bad rapping over a bit of music in a landmark effort that set the stage for countless other party records to come – but which is still presented here in one of its strongest examples. The set kicks off with an extended take on "Dolemite", with other tracks that include the funky groover "You Could Be Ugly Too", plus "Pimpin Sam", "So Glad I Could Come", and "Ballad Of A Boy & Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later green label Comedians Inc pressing.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a half split top seam, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Oscar PetersonSwinging Brass With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of Oscar Peterson's few albums with a larger group – featuring some great arrangements from Russ Garcia! Titles include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Con Alma", "Cubano Chant", "OP", and "Little Pea's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam with yellowed tape remnants, some writing in pen on both sides, and some notes in pencil on back.)

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Sun Ra & His Solar Myth-ArkestraStrange Worlds (aka Solar Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
BYG/Atom (Germany), 1970/1971. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks titles include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", "The Realm Of Lightning", "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". CD
(Still sealed, slipcase has a very small tear.)

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Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth ArkestraSolar-Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey/BYG, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 20.00
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks titles include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", "The Realm Of Lightning", "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". CD
(Fantastic reissue pressing – newly-mastered sound, new notes, corrected dates and graphics, and even one track in the real speed version!)

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Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, mostly split top seam, some splitting in the bottom seam, and some pen in back.)

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✨✧ Stuff SmithStuff Smith ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the few records this famous jazz violinist ever cut as a leader – a classic side for Verve, recorded with a small group that includes Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller. Tracks are very long and open-ended, with a laidback Verve feel that's a perfect forum for Smith to show off his richly soulful talents on the instrument. Way better than work at the time from Eddie South or other violinists of this nature – and with tracks that include "Desert Sands", "Time & Again", "Soft Winds", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a small bit of tape in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Charles TolliverImpact (Enja) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Don't confuse this one with Charles Tolliver's album on Strata East of the same name – because this session's a completely different one for Enja, but equally great! The group here is a quartet – not Tolliver's usual Music Inc lineup, but a combo that features Alvin Queen on drums, Ron Mathewson on bass, and regular partner Stanley Cowell on piano – all hitting a groove that's a bit different than the Tolliver sound of Strata East, and sometimes a bit more filled with energy! The date is a live one, and there's a nice roughness here – not to the recording quality, but more to the rhythms, which feel a bit chunkier than Tolliver's usual groove, and seem to push the flowing sound of his trumpet and Cowell's piano perhaps a bit more. Titles include "Brilliant Circles", "Impact", "Truth", and "Prayer For Peace". CD features the bonus tracks "Abscretions" and "Our Second Father". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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VariousCold Wave #1 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
A great collection of work from the contemporary cold wave underground – a strong global movement in recent years that's been inspired by the more experimental styles of the post-punk years, yet have found a way to take the music even further! There's plenty of influence here from the electronic sounds of Manchester, Sheffield, and other UK scenes at the start of the 80s – plus the German new wave too – but unlike some of those acts at the time, who were soon moving into catchier, more commercial modes – these artists are committed to keeping things "cold", and going for the stark qualities you'd find in early work from Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, and other acts of that nature – before they started cleaning things up. Some of the tracks also echo the funkier side of Throbbing Gristle – but all of these artists bring plenty of their own sound to bear, as you'll hear on titles that include "Kannibal" by Kriedler, "Of Course I'm A Liar" by Violent Quand On Aim, "Wayne County Stomp" by Fit Siegel, "Reflexion Ocean" by Carcass Identity, "Capture" by Dissemblance, "Standhouden" by De Ambassade, "Approdo" by Wang Inc, "Gammut" by Moisture, "Ninos Matores" by Krikor Kouchian, and "Fight Or Flight" by Celine Gillain. CD
Also available Cold Wave #1 (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 38.99

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VariousCold Wave #1 (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 42.99
A great collection of work from the contemporary cold wave underground – a strong global movement in recent years that's been inspired by the more experimental styles of the post-punk years, yet have found a way to take the music even further! There's plenty of influence here from the electronic sounds of Manchester, Sheffield, and other UK scenes at the start of the 80s – plus the German new wave too – but unlike some of those acts at the time, who were soon moving into catchier, more commercial modes – these artists are committed to keeping things "cold", and going for the stark qualities you'd find in early work from Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, and other acts of that nature – before they started cleaning things up. Some of the tracks also echo the funkier side of Throbbing Gristle – but all of these artists bring plenty of their own sound to bear, as you'll hear on titles that include "Kannibal" by Kriedler, "Of Course I'm A Liar" by Violent Quand On Aim, "Wayne County Stomp" by Fit Siegel, "Reflexion Ocean" by Carcass Identity, "Capture" by Dissemblance, "Standhouden" by De Ambassade, "Approdo" by Wang Inc, "Gammut" by Moisture, "Ninos Matores" by Krikor Kouchian, and "Fight Or Flight" by Celine Gillain. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cold Wave #1 ... CD 19.99

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VariousElectric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol 1 ... LP
Purple Lantern, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP ... $33.99
Hypnotic and droning psychedelia, and more raucous and driving tunes from the end of the 60s & start of the 70s – the common connective tissue being the sitar – psych mind benders and groovy pop with a the swirling sitar sound! Some of the tunes are centrally focused around the resonant sound of the sitar, others use it as just an adventurous side sound – and it features tunes by Ray Brown & Moonstone, The Basement Wall, The Flames, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Lord Sitar and more. Includes "Story Of Ali" by Ray Brown & Moonstone, "Bracelets" by Pretty Things, "Morning Sunshine" by The Frederic, "A Child's Guide To Good & Evil" by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, "Psycho Contact" by Vampire's Sound Inc and much more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHouse Of Hits – History Of House Music (11CD set) ... CD
West Side (UK), Mid 80s. Used 11CD ... $119.99
Massive collection with music from Virgo, Le Noiz, Adonis, Terry Baldwin, Jesse Saunders, Z Factor, M Doc, Fingers Inc, Marshall Jefferson, Reese, Armando, Bou Khan, Blaze, Keynotes, Channel 1, Rhythm Is Rhythm, and more – 118 tracks you'd be hard pressed to find all together, much less on CD. CD
(Out of print. Outer box has some scuffs and bumps, but remains solid except for the lid which has been carefully reattached with tape. CDs themselves are all in great shape. A nice copy of a with mostly cosmetic imperfections.)

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✨✧ VariousJackie Brown (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
London/Rhino, Early 70s/1997. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A great little soundtrack that really matches the spirit of the film – Quentin Tarantino's own blacksploitation soundtrack – served up here as a mix of classics from the 70s, plus a few special tracks recorded just for the movie! The cover's got a great badass look, and the record features a few incidental moments from the film – and titles include "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Brothers Johnson, "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)" by Bill Withers, "Didn't I Blow Your Mind" by The Delfonics, "The Lions and The Cucumbers" by The Vampire Sound Inc, "Monte Carlo Nights" by Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods, "Natural High" by Bloodstone, "Midnight Confessions" by Grass Roots, "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton, "Street Life" by Randy Crawford, and "Long Time Woman" by Pam Grier! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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VariousJazz Volume 10 – Boogie Woogie ... LP
Folkways, 1930s. Very Good ... $14.99
Includes work by Jim Jackson, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom, Speckled Red, Charlie Spand, Blind Blake, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Yancey, Pete Johnson, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds Of Joy, Jones-Smith Inc, Jay McShann, and Count Basie's Kansas City Seven. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s issue in a green cover. Includes the booklet.)

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VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 2LP set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download with bonus tracks!)

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 9 – 16 Tailor Made Cuts – Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP
Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
There's few folks we'd trust to take us into the mod underground of the 60s more than Rob Bailey – and this series of his always delivers the goods, and reminds us that we've got a heck of a lot more to learn about music like this! Tracks come from rare singles and unreleased acetates – and there's a very groovy, very gritty vibe throughout – often garagey, sometimes funky, and filled with fuzzy guitar, freaky vocals, and some mighty nice drums! Rob Bailey's always had an ear for the sorts of cuts that can deliver a groove – the series grew out of a famous club night in the UK – and there's plenty of that here, on titles that include "Funny Day" by The Mongrels, "Where Is Love" by Les Serpents Noir, "Soul Lovin Baby" by Skip Wulff, "Blow N My Mind" by Armando, "House For Sale" by Val McKenna, "Love Me While You Can" by Smokey Circles, "Baby Get Your Head Screwed On" by The Legends, "You Told A Lie" by Freddie & His Reflections, "Leaves Of Grass" by Soul Inc, "Today's The Day" by The Outcasts, and the cuts "Blow Up" and "Funny Day" – both by unknown artists! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWax Poetics Japan Compiled Series – Topaz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
Rare funky tracks from the 70s – a really wonderful mix of jazz and soul, all pulled from individual titles on the P-Vine label, and served up here by the folks at Wax Poetics Japan! These are great rare grooves – the kind of cuts that really go past the obvious, and which have a much deeper vibe than mainstream 70s soul – a quality that's even better once you realize the wide range of artists involved in the whole thing – which keeps things interesting, lively, and surprising throughout the set list of 15 tracks! Titles include "Slick Cat" by Joe Pass, "St Louis Breakdown" by Oliver Sain, "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had" by Martee Lebous, "Gift To The Sun" by The Sidewinders, "Love Means Everything" by Touch Of Class, "Panama" by Roy Porter, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Confusion" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass, "If We Took The Time" by Ted Coleman Band, "A Day In The Life" by Les DeMerle, and "LA Will Make You Pay" by Burton Inc. CD

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✨✧ David Axelrod & OthersAxelrod Chronicles ... CD
Fantasy, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – and the music represents Axe's key move to Fantasy after bigger label fame – a move that he made with Cannonball Adderley, who also figures in on some of these tracks. The CD features 8 tracks from Axelrod's Full Axe album – a tasty bit of funky fusion that's one of his best jazz-oriented releases – plus a sampling of tracks from other albums he produced and/or arranged for Fantasy. Titles from Full Axe include "My Family", "Mucho Chupar", "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", and "Everything Counts" – and other tracks include "Cantaro" and "Solitario" by Gene Ammons, "Bach" and "Sierra Morena" by Hampton Hawes, "Quit It" by Nat Adderley, "Goodbye So Long" by Funk Inc, and "Stayin Place" from the Big Man 2LP set. CD
(Out of print, spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – putting the tenorman in the company of some excellent sidemen – but the group's a bit larger too, with added horns from Richard Boon on trombone and Martin Banks on trumpet – in addition to rhythm from the trio of Dolo Coker on piano, Charles Green on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. There's some nice head arrangements that open up to some well-crafted tenor lines from Dex – and the set's got an extra-special feature in that it was produced by Cannonball Adderly as part of his "overlooked talents" series for Jazzland. Hard to believe that Gordon would qualify for that distinction at the time – especially given his rise a few years later! Titles include "Affair In Havana", "Field Day", "Jodi", "Home Run", and "Dolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging, small split in the top seam, and is lighty stained at the bottom 4 inches, with some waviness and a large peeled patch in back.)

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✨✧ John GordonStep By Step ... CD
Strata East (Germany), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure sessions on Strata East – and an excellent groover that really keeps up the label's soul jazz spirit! Jon Gordon's a lesser-known trombonist from the 70s, but he's working here with an all-star group that includes Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, Roland Alexander on reeds, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – all coming together with a spirit that's quite similar to that of Tolliver's classic Music Inc recordings of the time! The titles are mostly all originals by Gordon, played in a loping, lyrical mode that often bursts out with a free-thinking approach to the solos. Titles include "P&G Incorporated", "No Tricks No Gimmicks", "Activity", "Step By Step", and "Dance Of the Ymas". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaDrummer Man ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a reprise of earlier days – one that reunites Krupa with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge, as the group runs through some material from earlier years. Arrangements are by Quincy Jones, Billy Byers, and Nat Pierce – and the set actually swings more cleanly than some of Krupa's material from the 40s. Titles include "Drummin Man", "Drum Boogie", "Slow Down", "Wire Brush Stomp", "That's What You Think", "Rockin Chair", and "Opus 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ Junior ManceSoulful Piano Of Junior Mance ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight tight tight trio material from Junior Mance – a player who'd been around for a number of years before the soul jazz wave of the early 60s, but who really found his sound at the time of this set! The sound here is sharp, but never too over the top – not the fierce left-hand soul jazz that sometimes got cliched from other players, but a mode that allows for plenty of free lines on the right, but always in a way that comes back to a rhythmic groove. The trio features Ben Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums – and titles include "Main Stem", "The Uptown", "Ralph's New Blues", and "Swingmatism". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, small stained spots, and a small ink stamp in back.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning pre-Columbia session from Thelonious Monk – a really great live date that has Monk's familiar quartet augmented by west coast players Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land on tenor! Given that Charlie Rouse is already in the group on tenor, the addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set – and Gordon's one of those players we love whenever we get a chance to hear him on record, which isn't that often, given how few sessions he cut! Other players include John Ore on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include "Four In One", "Let's Call This", and "Worry Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing RLP 323, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams held with tape, ink stamps, a name in pen, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Bobby Timmons & OthersSoul Of Jazz Piano ... LP
Riverside, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sampler of some of the finest bop and post bop piano players in the Riverside stable, mostly playing in trio settings, but with a few solo pieces. On side one Monk performs a solo version of "Pannonica" from Thelonius Alone In San Francisco, Wynton Kelly performs a trio reading of "Old clothes" from Kelly Blue with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, Billy Taylor plays "Warming Up" with Henry Grimes and Ray Mosca from the LP of the same title and Victor Feldman performs "Bloke's Blues" alongside Sam Jones and Louis Hayes off Merry Olde Soul. The second side ofthe album features Bobby Timmons in a trio with Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb on "Pretty Memory" from Easy Does It, Bill Evans performs "Peace Piece" solo from Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Barry Harris plays "Lolita" with Sam Jones and Louis Hayes off Barry Harris At The Jazz Workshop, and Dick Morgan turns in "See What I Mean?" from the album of the same title with Keter Betts and Bertell Knox. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a mostly split spine, some wear and aging, and a few sticker spots on front and back.)

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✨✧ MoppySeven Wonders Of The Sea ... LP
606/YHS, 2018. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trip through seven wonders of far-reaching beathead bliss from Detroit via Chicago producer Moppy – – with guest production and/or instrumentation from Kenny Keys, Radius Inc, Beyond Luck, DJ Kana and more! We knew from the first track we were in for something special, with the opener "King Abubakari II Sets Sail" coasting from bubbly, blissful atmoshere to steady electro soul jazz, to spacey beatcraft and abstract instrumental hip hop in the stretch of its 9 minutes, and it's hypnotic throughout – and the record just gets more diverse yet consistent from there. A real gem! "Sailing The Worldly Winds", "Subsea Intervention", "The Travels Of IBN Battura", "Egypt To Greece", "Search For Atlantis" and "The Seventh Wonder". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anita O'DayWaiter, Make Mine Blues ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real lost treasure from Anita O'Day – an obscure set cut for Verve in the early 60s, and a record that really shines with some sweet jazzy arrangements by Russ Garcia! Garcia's a genius in a session like this – coming up with backings that have just the right blend of swing and playfulness for Anita's voice, and letting in some great solo work from west coast players that include Barney Kessel and Bud Shank – the latter of whom turns in some great flute solos that really color in the best tunes on the set. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Yesterdays", "Waiter Make Mine Blues", "Mad About The Boy", "Stella By Starlight", "Detour Ahead", and "Whatever Happens To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove! Cover has light aging and a bit of pencil in back, in nice shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You, Just Me", and "Almost Like Being In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams, a name in marker, a small peeled patch, and light surface wear.)
Also available President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousCasablanca Records Story (4CD box set) ... CD
Casablanca, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Donna Summer, Lipps Inc, Parliament, Cher, the Village People, the Richie Family, Cameo, Starpoint, the Sylvers, Stephanie Mills, the Four Tops, Meco, and more – 47 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousUltimate Free Soul Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really outdone himself here – as the package features 63 tracks that run from the late 60s to the early 80s – with jazz bits, vocal bits, pop bits, and more – all working together wonderfully as a whole. Titles include "I Need You Girl" by The Three Pieces, "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer, "In The Middle Of The Feeling" by Three Ounces Of Love, "Simple Things" by Minnie Riperton, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by Nancy Wilson, "I Like London In The Rain" by Blossom Dearie, "I'm A Winner" by Smoked Sugar, "Stay" by Severin Brown, "Fly Me To The Moon" by Lyn Collins, "Lolita Go Home" by Jane Birkin, "Yes It's You" by Sweet Charles, "Somebody Like Me" by Bobby Gentry, "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc, "Reason To Survive" by Rance Allen, "I Can't Stop Dancing" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Wanna Be Where You Are (unedited mix)" by Marvin Gaye, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Good Morning To You" by Lexia, and "The Road I Took To You" by Joey Heatherton. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good ... Out Of Stock
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ruby BraffAt Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
With Pee Wee Russell and Bobby Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Short click on first track. Cover has some light surface wear and a name in marker on the back. Top seam has small partial split.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGreatest Hits ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
All key late 50s recordings of these gems! Titles include "Brilliant Corners", "Jackie-ing", "Ruby My Dear", "Off Minor", and "Little Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo.)

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✨✧ Charles TolliverCompassion (aka New Tolliver) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from trumpeter Charles Tolliver – not as well known as his Strata East sessions with Music Inc, but equally great! The sound here is a bit different than some of Tolliver's other albums of the 70s – as the group features the guitar of Nathan Page in place of the usual piano – working with an incredible rhythm duo of Steve Novosel on bass and Alvin Queen on drums, both players who gel together beautifully here, making the album a rhythmic delight throughout! Page's guitar often has these weird little edgey moments, which seems to bring out the same in Tolliver – adding in a new complexity to his well-known style of far-reaching lines on trumpet. The album's got 4 long tracks, nicely hung together with a sound that's searching, but never too loose to swing – and titles include "Earl's World", "Impact", "Truth", and "Compassion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Strata East 50th Anniversary pressing – limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Charles TolliverRinger (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The start of a legend – a record that may well be called the birthplace of the Strata East record label – as the let features both trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell, working together in an early version of the Music Inc group that would be one of the key acts on Strata East during the 70s! The set came at a time when both Tolliver and Cowell had been working in Max Roach's groundbreaking group of the late 60s – getting plenty of training from Max, but also, along with Gary Bartz, opening up with all these new spiritual ideas and fresh compositions – to a point where there's already a very mature, focused vibe on this early set! The rest of the group features Steve Novosel on bass and Jimmy Hopps on drums – and together, the musicians soar beautifully on a set of all original tunes by Tolliver – some of which you'll recognize from later readings, but which are already in a perfect modal, spiritual groove here. Tracks include "Spur", "The Ringer", "Mother Wit", "Plight", and "On The Nile". CD

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✨✧ VariousAndy Smith – Diggin' In The BGP Vaults ... LP
BGP (UK), Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A masterful set of old school funk & soul put together by DJ Andy Smith – who also worked some magic a few years back for the BGP label on the Northern Soul tip – this time out doing his thing with prime funk from the late 60s & early 70s! Smith does a excellent job of mixing sample classics that helped build golden age hip hop, many deeper tracks – funk nuggets from The Blackbyrds, Billy Garner, Funk Inc, Spanky Wilson and many more! Vinyl version is not a continous mix like the CD – and works as a straight up, excellent funky compilation. Titles include "Cracklin' Bread" by Dave Hamilton, "It's My Thing"by Betty Moorer, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Ripple, "I Got Some" by Billy Garner", "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Of Broadway, "Skunk Juice" by Pazant Brothers, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation", "Tighten Up" by Roosevelt Matthews and more. 24 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIf You're Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics, & Spirituality In Jazz 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who might have been playing straighter standards, or bluesy organ numbers a few years before – but who here are set fire by the changes of the 60s – both at a musical level, and a political one – the latter in ways that resonate strongly even in the instrumental passages on the set! The title is a reference to a famous quote by Eldridge Cleaver, used often by The Black Panthers – and the set begins with Joe Henderson's number of the same name, "If You're Not Part Of The Solution You're Part Of The Problem" – and follows with "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc, "Bitches Brew" by Eddie Jefferson, "HNIC" by Harold Vick, "Tawhid" by Johnny Lytle, "John Coltrane" by Clifford Jordan, "Celestial Bodies" by Catalyst, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Africans Unite" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, and "Black Feeling" by Johnny Hammond Smith. All tracks are nice and long – and the set has a great mix of spiritual ideals with a few funky currents. CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 2 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic funky follow-up to the first Mr Thing compilation from BBE – and a set that's equally filled with rare and soulful grooves! If we didn't know better, we'd swear he went into our crates and pilfered our own record collections – because the package contains plenty of overlooked cuts that we've loved for years, but which have never gotten their due – and not even all of them are from totally obscure pressings or small indie labels – just the kind of records that people pass over sometimes, because they don't know how great they sound! There's lots and lots and lots of deeply funky numbers on the collection – and the package really takes us back to the glory days when BBE compilations were always turning us onto something new – especially during the Keb Darge glory days. 2CD set features one mixed disc, one unmixed – with titles that include "Back Ground Music" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Searching For Soul" by Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers, "ABC" by Hot Butter & Soul, "Spooky Do" by Dick Walter, "The Horse" by Val Merral's Orchestra, "It's Just Begun" by Hot City Bump Band, "Sally" by Frank Pleyer Big Band, "Love Is Just A Word" by Johnny Griffith Inc, "Can't Stop Talkin" by Art & Ron, "Family Affair" by The Generation Gap, "Gacek" by Jerzy Milian, "Rockin Chair" by John L Watson with White Mouse, "Pink Panther" by Alan Tew, "Twinkle Stars Boo Galoo (live)" by Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars, "The Message" by Tinga Stewart, and "Pru Urebu" by The Rias Orchestra. CD

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✨✧ JJ Johnson QuintetDial J J 5 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while working in a burning mode that recalls some of his best bop sides from the early years – particularly his work on Blue Note. Bobby Jaspar's in the frontline with JJ – playing both tenor and flute – and rhythm is from a trio that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones' touch on the kit gives the album a nicely dancing feel throughout – and is a real reminder of his simple genius in an early setting like this. Titles include "Bird Song", "Blue Haze", "Old Devil Moon", "Tea Pot", "Barbados", "Cette Chose", and "So Sorry Please". CD
(Out of print, 1993 Japanese pressing. Small cutout hole through spine and tray card.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and far-reaching, with more than a few mixes that would be perfect for a soulful dancefloor – and a few that even get pretty abstract in their approach! There's a lot more beats and keys than on most of the originals – and titles include "Epiphany (Merge Of Equals rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soulfenix rework)", "Sands Of Time (David Federmann rework)", "Weak (Jephte Guillaume's main voc rmx)", "Your Eyes (Deejaykul rework)", "Candy (Slow Motion Replay rmx)", "Sands Of Time (Soultechnic Saxiest rework)", "Genetic Imprints (Villa Combao Inc & Ramon Riera rmx)", and "Epiphany (Soulfeenix rmx)". CD

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✨✧ PrimerideanDa Mornin' Afta ... CD
All Natural, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
The best work yet from Chicago's Primeridian – featuring funky all international production for homegrown All Natural, Inc – with beats by Nicolay, J-Rose, Willow and DJ Steady – with appearances by Naledge of Kidz In The Hall and Imani of Pharcyde! There's an underground of funk in the beats – and the roster of UK, Netherlands, Norway & France bred producers do a pretty tight job here of crafting the right beats for the MCs rather – no gimmicks, pure prime quality funky hip hop. Tracks include "Change The Meridian (Hard Rock)" feat No Mercy, "High Noon Stank, "Bucktown (City Of Wind)", feat Naledge, "Hang On" (Nicolay rmx)", "Takuthere" feat Yaw, Iomos Marad & Uncle Imani, "Whistle While You Work", "Let's Go" and more. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth OrchestraSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
BYG/Fuel 2000, 1970/1971. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks titles include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", "The Realm Of Lightning", "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mel Torme & Margaret WhitingBroadway Right Now ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Mel Torme's one of the few guys who can make a Broadway album really swing – taking the set past simple homage to big shows of the 20th Century, and into fresh new jazz vocal territory! Here, he's working with Margaret Whiting – who proves to be a great partner for such a set – a vocalist with talents both smooth and dynamic, matching Mel's inspiration beautifully on the duets – and stepping out warmly on a few solo numbers too! Most of the tracks on the record are duets – done wonderfully – but Mel also takes a few solo tracks too – and jazzy backdrops from Russ Garcia ensure that the whole thing's hip, even when the tunes are familiar. Titles include "Fireworks", "All You Need Is A Quarter", "What's The New At The Zoo", "Our Language Of Love", "Hey Look Me Over", "Cry Like The Wind", and "Tall Hopes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and some aging.)
 
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A-Trak/Dillon FrancisMoney Makin' (club, radio)/Piss Test (dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Fool's Gold, 2012. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear/yellow split vinyl.)

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Acapella AnonymousAcapella Anonymous Vol 1 ... 12-inch
Acapella Anonymous, 1980s/1990s. Very Good ... $19.99
Lots of fun vocal drops like "Let No Man Put Asunder", "On The Move", "I Need You Now", "Don't Make Me Wait", "Love Sensation", "I Don't Want To lose Your Love", "Love's Gonna Get You", "Vicious" and more. . . 15 drops total! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Buddy AceShe Will Love/Good Lover ... 7-inch
Duke, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ace Of BaseBeautiful Life (extended 12" version, vission lorimer anthem, junior's circuit bump, uno clio mix, vission lorimer club, junior's circuit bump dub, lenny b's house of joy club, uno clio dub, single version) (2x12") ... 12-inch
Arista, Very Good+ 2 x 12" Gatefold (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a stuck gatefold, but looks great overall.)

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Ace Of BaseNever Gonna Say I'm Sorry (sweetbox extended mix, album version, lenny b's club mix, lenny b's organ-ic hosue mix) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Bryan AdamsSomebody (single, album) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a trace of a price sticker.)

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Oleta AdamsCircle Of One (full circle 12", hot mix 12", yvonne's circle club mix, circle dub) ... 12-inch
Fontana, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a light mark from sticker removal and is slightly wavy at the bottom right corner.)

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Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz/Kelly Blue ... 7-inch
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the first great statements from the legendary Galt MacDermot, interpreted here by tastemaker Cannonball! "African Waltz" is a really complicated rhythmic number – different even from Cannon's already-great early 60s work, and done with snapping drums, soaring horn passages, and a great use of alto sax that's almost tuned like a bagpipe! "Kelly Blue" is a version of the Wynton Kelly number – done here a bit more conventionally. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Afu-RaDefeat (album, tv track, acapella)/Mortal Kombat (album, tv track, acapella) ... 12-inch
Gee Street, 1999. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The second single from Afu-Ra features more classic production from Premier, and vocals that have moved up a notch since the first single. With a nice guest appearance from Masta Killa on "Mortal Kombat". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with mis-spelled artist name, in a plain sleeve.)

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AirPeople In The City/The Way You Look Tonight (picture disc) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Parlophone, 2001. New Copy ... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AlborosieHerbalist/Herbdub ... 7-inch
Forward (Jamaica), 2006. Very Good ... $9.99
With Dennis Brown. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a slight edge warp and plays with some surface noise.)

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Alessandro AlessandroniSangue Di Sbirro – pAd Reworks EP ... 12-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1976/2021. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
Great remixes of two funky tracks from a 70s soundtrack by Alessandro Alessandroni – both of which retain all their original warmth and charm! First up is "Manhattan", done in both a "nightclub" and "daylight" version – the first of which has a really deep bassline peppered with all this cool riffing guitar – the latter with maybe a starker vibe that shows the reality of the tune in the light of the day! Next is "Philadelphia" – again in night and day versions – a slinky, funky blend of piano and keyboards on the am take – and a bit clubbier and with some jazzy flute on the pm version! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Alessandro AlessandroniShine On/Prohibition ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), New Copy ... $18.99 About December 5, 2021
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill AllenA Tired American (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Hermitage, Mid 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a few wrinkles and spots of adhesive residue.)

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Greg Allman & The Hour GlassD-i-v-o-r-c-e/Changing Of The Guard ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Audition Record promo.)
 
 
 



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