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✨✧ Imperial Tiger OrchestraAddis Abeba ... CD
Absinthe/Mental Groove (Switzerland), 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty sweet set of classic styled Ethio jazz funk and some contemporary flourishes from the Swiss Imperial Tiger Orchestra! Brilliantly, the group balances traditional Ethio inpspiration with some modern keyboard flourishes – which really just demonstrates the vitality and adaptability of the classic sound, and it doesn't muddy the classic vibe one bit. The group delivers with excellent percussion, trumpet, baritone sax, bass and keyboards. The CD includes "Bati", "Djemeregne", Mulatu's "Emnete" and "Etu Gela", a nice version of Getatchew Mekurya's "Aha Gedawo" and more. 8 tracks on the CD. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Imperial Tiger OrchestraMercato ... CD
Absinthe/Mental Groove (Switzerland), 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really strong set of Ethio-styled jazz & funk from Geneva, Switzerland's Imperial Tiger Orchestra – whose earlier Addis Abeba was a promising debut, and this one fully delivers on it! The group takes on some traditional numbers nicely, and deftly work in some spacey bits of keyboards and other progressive touches. Respectful, but not fussy in their adaptations, and with a timeless sound overall. Titles include "Yedao", "Lale Lala", "Zoma", "Anchi Bale Game", "Yefikir Woha Timu", "Bemgnot Alnorem", "Shinet", "Demamaye" and "Tirulegn" with singer Bethelem Dagnachew. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mark Imperial featuring Jack N HouseLove I Lost (Hitman's club mix, radio short edit, Mark's house mix, Jack N Pella) ... 12-inch
House Nation, 1988. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions (Jazz USA/Go Man/Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter – plus At The Crossroads) ... CD
Imperial/Phono (Spain), 1956/1959. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Snooks EaglinComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Capitol, 1960s. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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Dennis HerroldMystery Of Dennis Herrold – The Complete Imperial Recordings (purple vinyl 10 inch LP & CD) ... LP
Imperial/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A really cool package of work from one of the most obscure rockers to ever record for Imperial Records in the late 50s – the enigmatic Dennis Herrold, who only issued one single for the label at the time – presented here with the full work from his debut session, plus other material too! Herrold's a mighty sharp rocker – much more so than some of the pop acts on Imperial at the time – and he came to the label under the guidance of Dub Dickerson, who wrote all the tracks that Herrold sings – and who's also featured here on some related tracks too. The package is great – a cool colored vinyl 10" LP, a booklet of notes, and a bonus CD that features related tracks by Bob Luman, Warner Mack, Tony Wilson, and Justin Tubb – alongside Herrold tracks that include "Make With The Lovin", "You Arouse My Curiosity", "Don't Push Away", and "Hip Hip Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Bobby MitchellTry Rock & Roll – The Complete Imperial Singles As & Bs 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Imperial/Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Formative work from Bobby Mitchell – an early star of New Orleans soul music, and one who cut some killer singles for Imperial Records back in the 50s! The music here has plenty of elements that would flourish more strongly in both the worlds of soul and rock – but Bobby was one of the originators, and does a really great job here throughout the entire run of music – first starting out with his Toppers group, then recording as a solo act, and working with the orchestra of Dave Barthlomew too – all in the kinds of groundbreaking grooves that made Imperial Records one of the best labels to understand the Crescent City sound in the 50s. 32 tracks in all – and titles include "She Couldn't Be Found", "Baby's Gone", "One Friday Morning", "I'm Crying", "I'm A Young Man", "School Boy Blues", "Sister Lucy", "I Wish I Knew", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "When We First Met", "I Love To Hold You", "64 Hours", "You Better Go Home", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", and "I Try So Hard". CD


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VariousMikey Dread Production – His Imperial Majesty (10 inch EP – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl, New Copy ... On September 26, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Jerry BloomDo You Want To Become A Movie Star? ... LP
Imperial, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandGorilla ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick turns, witty phrases, and parodic re-castings of earlier modes – inspired by dada work of the early 20th century, but also handled with a lot more of a post-modern feel overall. Most tracks are short, and many echo earlier music styles, filtered through a slightly psyche filter – and titles include "Death Cab For Cutie", "In San Francisco", "Jollity Farm", "Equestrian Statue", "Cool Brittania", "I'm Bored", "Piggy Bank Love", "Big Shot", "Mickey's Son & Daughter", and "The Sound Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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CherBackstage/Golden Greats ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two 1968 albums by Cher – back to back on a single CD! First up is Backstage – a great little solo album from Cher – recorded during her overlooked run of non-Sonny Bono material for Imperial Records in the late 60s – a sublime stretch that really opens up her vocals with a surprisingly soulful vibe! That's definitely the case here, as Harold Battiste is helping Sonny out on production – adding some nicely deep currents to the music, as Cher takes on tunes by Bob Dylan, Miriam Makeba, Tim Hardin, and a surprisingly diverse array of artists – transforming every song in the process, and really making the music her own! Titles include a great sitar-laden version of "Masters Of War", plus "The Click Song", "Reason To Believe", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Take Me For A Little While", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Song Called Children". Golden Greats features loads of solo material that Cher recorded for Imperial Records without Sonny Bono on vocals – working alone, because the duo were contracted as a pair to Atlantic at the time! Sonny's still got a great hand in the music, though – producing most of it, and contributing a fair bit of original songs, next to material that Cher takes on from others, and really makes her own. Titles include "Hey Joe", "Alfie", "Sunny", "All I Really Want To Do", "I Feel Something In The Air", "You Better Sit Down Kids", "Come & Stay With Me", and the mega-hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". CD

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Alessandro CicogniniBreath Of Scandal ... LP
Imperial, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Featuring a few vocal variations on the theme by Maurice Chevalier, mixed with instrumental numbers that often have a nice mix of playfulness and melancholy – not unlike some of Nino Rota's themes from the time – and a few more waltz-like numbers. Instrumentation includes dreamy organ in a few spots – and titles include "Courtly Humor/Olympia", "Austrian Dreams Waltz/Finale", "A Breath Of Scandal", and "Prelude/Marcia Alla Tedesca/Olympia/Can Can". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert CollinsCompleat Albert Collins ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Funky blues from Albert – recorded in Nashville with a nice raw groove! The tracks are about half vocal and half instrumental – but the real standout star of the album is Albert's guitar, which is played here with a raw raspy quality that cuts through just about any sort of arrangement. Titles include "Bitsey", "69 Underpass Roadside Inn", "Coon N Collards", "Sweet N Sour", "Swamp Sauce", and "Junkey Monkey". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has some stains and peeling along the bottom.)

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Sonny CrissGo Man! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1956. Used ... $19.99
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he also had a groove that was a bit more spacious, and a tone that was slightly more raspy – a wonderful quality that we can only describe as Criss-esque, recorded perfectly in the Imperial studios! The group here is a tight quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and Criss' solos are brilliant throughout! Titles include "Wailin With Joe", "The Man I Love", "Blues For Rose", "Blue Prelude", and "Summertime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & TichTime To Take Off ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging. Vinyl has a light click through a few tracks on side 2.)

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Fats DominoOut Of New Orleans (8CD set) ... CD
Imperial/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CDs ... $138.99
The greatest set we've ever seen on the early work of Fats Domino – every single original Imperial recording, with singles, album tracks, and more – all in a package with a massive book that features loads of photos, notes, and full session details too. Over 200 tracks – with lots of rare bits too! CD
(Out of print – and in great shape! Box and book are nice.)

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Fats DominoTwistin The Stomp ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and top seam.)

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Mike Falcao E Seu Conjunto (aka Walter Wanderley)No Embalo Do Samba ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1966. Very Good- ... $24.99
Wonderful bossa and samba grooves – with a hip edge that reminds us a lot of Ed Lincoln's best records from the time – no surprise, since Falcao is actually Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, working under another name! Wanderley, as Falcao, plays Hammond organ with a sparkly finish – grooving lightly over tight samba rhtyhms, with some jangly piano thrown into counterbalance his work on the keys. The set grooves like a non-stop 60s party – with some occasional vocals, lots of weird-sounding percussion, and a real focus on tight snappy songs with a beat. Titles include "The Blues Walk", "Tamanco No Samba", "Giramundo", "Upa Neguinho", "Liberdade Demais", and "Sao Salvador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on heavy vinyl. Label has a sticker at the spindle hole. Cover has a half split bottom seam that's been "repaired" at the end.)

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Francis FayeSwings Fats Domino ... LP
Imperial, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Mario Gennari FilhoE Seu Conjunto Moderno ... LP
Imperial (Mexico), 1950s. Very Good ... $24.99
Featuring "Tributo A Martin Luther King", "There's A Kind Of Hush", "Something Stupid", "Meu Grito", "Music To Watch Girls By", and many more guitar & organ filled tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams, with the top seam held with clear tape.)

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... CD
Imperial/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul instrumental sound more strongly than Kim's usual Sunset Strip sleaze – although there is a nice fuzzy undercurrent to the record at times too! The set burns like some lost Tower Records soundtrack – and titles include "Born To Be Wild", "Soul Limbo", "Space Odyssey", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Savage In The Sun", "Fresno1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Born To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... LP 59.99

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul instrumental sound more strongly than Kim's usual Sunset Strip sleaze – although there is a nice fuzzy undercurrent to the record at times too! The set burns like some lost Tower Records soundtrack – and titles include "Born To Be Wild", "Soul Limbo", "Space Odyssey", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Savage In The Sun", "Fresno 1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl plays with a short click on "Fresno".)
Also available Born To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... CD 9.99

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Kim FowleyGood Clean Fun ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Awesome work from madman Kim Fowley – an album that offers hard rockers, some nice groovers, and even some trippier tracks that feature spoken or performed bits! The record's got a really wonderful approach that's a look at the lost genius of the LA scene of the late 60s – emphasized by an appearance on the record by Rodney Bingeheimer, the mayor of Sunset Strip, plus work by Motorcycle John and the Frog Prince! If you've ever heard about Fowley, but never found the record to truly convey his insanity on record, this is the one to check out – as it's as brilliant as it is insane! Titles include "Energy", "Baby Rocked Her Dolly", "Motorcycle", "One Man Band", "Good Clean Fun", "Search For A Teenage Woman", "I'm Not Young Anymore", "Lights The Blind & Lame Can See", and "Kangaroo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, some splitting on the top seam, a cutout notch, and a light stain on the bottom left corner.)

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Georgia GibbsSomething's Gotta Give ... LP
Imperial, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some clear tape on the top seam.)

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HolliesBus Stop ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Mickey's Monkey", "Little Lover" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split seams held with clear tape, ring wear, and a cutout hole.)

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Smiley LewisOh Red!/I Want To Be With Her ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some peeling on both sides with a sticker on the A-side.)

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Jimmy McCracklinArkansas (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Imperial sleeve.)

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Jimmy McCracklinI Just Gotta Know ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Raw early work from the great Jimmy McCracklin – with titles that include "You've Been Misled", "Don't Deceive", "Every Night", "I Don't Care", "Shame Shame Shame", "Just Got To Know", "My Love For You", and "Too Late To Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of seam splitting on the top – but just a hint.)

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Rick NelsonLong Vacation ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Sealed ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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Aaron NevilleOver You/How Many Times ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Golden Series pressing. Labels have an X in marker.)

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Laura Lee PerkinsI Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'/Kiss Me Baby ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Franck PourcelWhile I Live/Any Old Time Of Day ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny RiversLook To Your Soul (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1968. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Imperial sleeve.)

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SupersonicsVol 3 – E Papo Firme ... LP
Imperial, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has split seams and tape remnants.)

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✨✧ VariousRhythm 'N' Blues Vol. 2 – Sweet N' Greasy ... LP
Imperial, Early/Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
A totally great collection – filled with obscure vocal group gems from Imperial Records in the 50s – including work by The Savoys, Jewels, Pelicans, Shades, Fidelitones, Avalons, Crystals, Robins, and Sha-Weeze! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousRhythm N Blues – The End Of An Era – Legendary Masters Series Vol 1 ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
An excellent set for fans of early group soul – a set that brings together rare early singles on Aladdin and Imperial, featuring a range of rare vocal group material – tracks by The Shaweez, The Dukes, Sharp Tones, Mellow Drops, Kidds, Barons, Hawks, Jewels, Bees, Jivers, and Pelicans! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Fats DominoIt's You I Love/Valley Of Tears ... 7-inch
Imperial, Late 50s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sandy NelsonLet There Be Drums ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and minor seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Santo & JohnnyBest That Could Happen ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker on front.)

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✨✧ CariocaSamba Oba! ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A pretty nice set of samba and bossa instrumentals – all performed by the orchestra of Carioca, a leader who's got a similar style to Lyrio Panicali – mixing light and jazzy together in a 60s-styled Brazilian sound! Titles include "Nega", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Boato", "Cheiro De Saudade", "A Felicidade", "Agora E Cinza", and "Se Acaso Voce Chegasse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Earl KingTrick Bag – The Best Of Earl King ... LP
Imperial/EMI, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early guitar work from Earl King – including two previously unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HolliesBus Stop/Stop Stop Stop ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of mid 60s albums by The Hollies – Bus Stop and Stop Stop Stop from 1966! Both sets find the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. Bus Stop has more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Mickey's Monkey", "Little Lover" and more. Stop Stop Stop a bit more adventurous in instrumentation, with a bit of jangly folk rock. Titles include "Stop! Stop! Stop!", "Don't Even Think About Changing", "Crusader", "Peculiar Situation" and more. CD

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✨✧ HolliesStop! Stop! Stop! (aka For Certain Because) ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with Imperial inner sleeve! Cover has some disloloration on the back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McCracklinThink/Steppin' Up In Class ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Imperial sleeve, with jukebox strip.)
 
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Paul ChambersPaul Chambers – Mosaic Select (Whims Of Chambers/Chambers Music/The Transition Session/Paul Chambers Quintet/Bass On Top) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $44.99
Some of the best work ever recorded by bassist Paul Chambers – one of the greatest bass players in jazz! This excellent 3CD box set features the bulk of albums that Paul Chambers recorded for Blue Note as a leader, plus an earlier gem recorded for the Imperial label, and another session for the Transition label. Together, the records give an incredible picture of Chambers' work – showing why most jazz players of the 50s regarded him as one of the most important forces on his instrument, and why Chambers had some unique talents that made him one of the few bassists to regularly record albums as a leader. Players on the albums include John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, and Curtis Fuller – and the albums include Chamber's Music, Whims Of Chambers, Paul Chambers Quintet, Bass On Top, and Transition Session. 32 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Numbered, limited edition of 5000! Includes original book and slipcase.)

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Bobby CharlesAlligators, Sprockets, & Bended Knees ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A huge collection of work from the great Bobby Charles – a sometimes-overlooked figure in late 50s music, but a key force in developing the sound of Louisiana at the time! Bobby hailed from the cajun part of the state, but also drank heavily from the R&B that was brewing up in New Orleans – and the records within are part of a fantastic genre-crossing legacy that's always gotten Charles equal interest from fans of older rock and soul! The package is very heavy on key material that Bobby recorded for Chess Records, including a number of tracks that were not issued at the time – and the set also features some later singles for Imperial, which continue the kind of Crescent City soulfulness that Bobby really helped forge with a few key contemporaries as the start of a much bigger legacy to come. The set features 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "Oh Yeah", "Since She's Gone", "Watch It Sprocket", "I'm A Fool To Care", "Mr Moon", "Ain't Got No Home", "Laura Lee", "Take It Easy Greasy", "One Eyed Jack", "No More", "You Can Suit Yourself", "On Bended Knee", "Hey Good Lookin", "Why Did You Leave", "Your Picture", "Good Lovin", "Those Eyes", and "What A Party". Also includes a few bonus tracks that show Bobby's influence on other artists – tracks by Fats Domino, Clarence Henry, John Fred, and Bill Haley. CD

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Bebel GilbertoMomento ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ... $4.99
Bebel Gilberto's certainly one to keep her public waiting in the space between each new record – but she always makes the wait worthwhile by coming up with something new! The sound here is again something different than her previous two albums – somewhat electric, but also fairly acoustic as well – even more mature than before, and not as easily given to simple tricks or flourishes – which is a very good thing in our book! One track was done in collaboration with Kassin, with backings by Orquestra Imperial – and other titles feature contributions from Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman, Masa Shimizu, and Guy Sigsworth. Titles include "Tranquilo", "Night & Day", "Um Segundo", "Cade Voce", "Words", "Azul", and "Os Novos Yorkinos". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking/Bumpity Bump ... 7-inch
Gi Gi, 1955. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label Imperial pressing.)

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Rah DiggaDirty Underground Beatz ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Intro/Tight (rmx)/Do The Ladies Run This/Imperial CD
(Promotional release, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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VariousSmall Labels 1927-1935 ... LP
Collectors Items (UK), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Featuring Chicago Redheads, Missouri Jazz Band, High Steppers, Imperial Dance Orchestra, Embassy Jazz Band, Harmony Syncopators, Chick Bullock, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Karl Berger & Ed BlackwellJust Play (with bonus track) ... CD
Quark/Emanem (UK), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive meeting of vibes and percussion – and easily one of the best albums we've ever heard from Karl Berger! The proceedings here are very open and improvised, yet also have a rhythmic pulse too – that quality you'd definitely expect from Blackwell, which brings in structure even amidst freedom – keeping things strongly on course as the pair really experiment with a wide range of tones and colors! In addition to his usual vibes (played here without any electric fans to widen the sound), Berger also makes some mighty nice use of the balafon – using the African instrument with some great rootsy tones. Blackwell's a master on the conventional drum kit, as always – and also adds in a bit of osi drum too – and the tracks are nice and long, with titles that include "Steps", "Balafon Samba", "South Of Imperial", "We Are", "Wood & Skin Works", and "Just Play". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLocal Customs – Burned At Boddie ... CD
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from the late 60s through the mid 80s – all served up with the usual Numero flair! The set's a rich discovery of sounds we'd never have heard otherwise – and although it's slanted heavily towards rare funk and soul, there's also some compelling indie rock sides too – especially some homegrown, dark-toned sounds from the 80s – clearly influenced by the styles in the UK underground. The set features 17 tracks in all – including "Don't Stop Smiling" by Jus Us, "Just A Dream" by Imperial Wonders, "Love Is On The Way" by Bill Spoon, "Let Me Go" by The Harmonics, "I'm Gonna Treat You Good" by The Donations, "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "Woman You're Gonna Pay For This" by Wicked Lester, "The Voyage Of The Nautilus" by Russell Potter, and "Snakepit" by Berlin West. CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Cloud One & OthersFlying High – Patrick Adams P&P Masters ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous grooves from one of the coolest club labels of all time – the legendary P&P family of labels, home to some of the weirdest, wildest, most experimental tracks to ever hit the dancefloor – yet all tracks that are pretty darn funky too! This 2CD collection is heavy on cuts from Cloud One – one of the most well-known P&P acts, often working with weird moogy electronics over funky club rhythms – a combination that still sounds as fantastic now as when Patrick Adams got the group going way back when – especially in the company of some of the other cool cuts that are on the collection too. Cloud One tracks include "Music Funk", "Funky Track", "Disco Juice", "Dust To Dust", "Spaced Out", "Charleston Hopscotch", "Atmosphere Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin It All Night Long", "Jump Jump Jump", "Flying High (part 1)", "Patty Duke", "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By", "Atmosphere Strut (1979 rmx – part 2)", and "Happy Music" – and other tracks include "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" by Marie Lomax, "My Baby's Got ESP (orig 7" mix)" by Four Below Zero, "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Dance Dance Dance (disco version)" by Maria Acuna, "God Save & Protect Children" by Margo Williams, "Ain't Gonna Be A Next Time (short version)" by Magnetic Touch, and "It's Rough (dub)" by The Imperial Three. CD
(Part of the "Ultimate 80s NYC Street Sounds" series!)
 
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Cornelius CardewStockhausen Serves Imperialism ... Book
Primary Information, New Copy ... About March 1, 2020 (delayed)
... Book

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Chantels, Dubs, Little Anthony & The Imperials, & OthersRock N Roll Jamboree ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
That's a really creepy puppet on the cover – but the set's a classic collection of R&B from the mighty End label! Titles include "7-11" by the Gone Allstars with Buddy Lucas on tenor, "Song In My Heart" by The Dubs, "Wait A Minute" by Jo-Ann Campbell, "Two People In The World" by Little Anthony, "That's My Desire" by The Chantels, "Maybe" by the Chantels, and "Someone To Love Me" by Ronnie Baxter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Little Anthony & The ImperialsBest Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
Veep, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangments and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. Titles include "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Our Song", "Get Out Of My Life", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOutside Looking In – The Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
Veep/EMI (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. 16 tracks in all, including "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind", "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Better Use Your Head", "It's Not The Same", "I'm Hypnotized", "You Better Take It Easy Baby", "Yesterday Has Gone" and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 80s UK pressing!)

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Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat rhythms, touched with sweet keyboards riffs, and layered with vocals that are almost an afterthought – yet have their own sort of message at the right moment. The group's the brainchild of Andre Evans, an artist whose huge legacy of music business work includes stints with Dyke & The Blazers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Tribe – as well as a host of key album sessions as well – but the sound is unlike any of those references, and has this great stripped-down late 70s club vibe throughout. The rare album is offered here with unreleased bonus tracks – and titles include "Rubber Band", "Never Gonna Leave You", "Dip Drop", "No I Won't", "Soul Petrol", "I Got A Rush For You", "Dance A Thon", and "Sugar Stop". CD

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VariousDeep Funky Junky Selecta – Super Rare Original Funky Killer Tracks From The 70s (and Now!) ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), 2000. Used ... $11.99
Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy funk – and some of it new! This latest set on Soul Patrol has all the heavy funk sound of the label's best compilations – with loads of choppy grooves blowing away the bass end of your speakers, as scratchy guitars, funky drums, rolling bass, and shouting vocals come together in a mad mix of music that's totally on the Keb Darge or Sound Of Funk tip. Some of the cuts are of pure 70s vintage – and others are from the new funk underground that spans both sides of the Atlantic, and includes great stuff from labels like Desco or Stones Throw, all in a mode that is very much in the best indie 70s funk sound, and which kind of supports the title's claim of "tracks from the 70s" (in sound, at least, if not totally in origin!) Anyway, we're talking too much. This one's pretty darn funky – and it's got 11 killers that include "Get Into It" by Bobby Williams & His Mar-Kings Band, "Baby Don't Cry" by Breakestra, "LA City Streets" by Shades Of Joy, "Theme From Starsky & Hutch" by Blockbusters, "Chameleon" by Inside America, "New York City Streets" by Life Force, "In The Middle" by The Soul Command, "Joseph's Popcorn" by The Mighty Imperials, "Majestic Soul" by The Third Point, "Stayed Away Too Long" by The Voltage Brothers, and a killer cover of The Soul Searchers' "Cramp Your Style" by Breakestra! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDoo Pah Poo Ooh – Early 60s Soul 1960 to 1965 ... LP
Capitol (Netherlands), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A nice collection – with work by Marv Johnson, The Imperials, Barbara George, Ike & Tina Turner, Leon Hayward, Irma Thomas, Baby Washington, Aaron Neville, Inez Foxx, The O'Jays, and Garnet Mimms! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousKing Bullard Version – Songs Of The BOS Label (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 21.99
Spiritual sounds from the Cleveland scene of the 70s – a host of lesser-known acts who recorded for the BOS label at the time, but who could easily match the best strengths of the growing gospel mainstream! The music here relies heavily on secular soul styles of the time – bits of funk or southern modes used heavily in the mix, and some great harmonies in the case of the label's standout male vocal groups – all of whom preach the spirit with the sort of humanity usually reserved for heartbreaking love! Numero have done a great job of pulling together rare singles here – and the set's got a much tighter feel than some of the label's bigger collections – a nicely focused groove that's still plenty appealing to fans of secular soul. Titles include "I Had A Talk" by The Friendly Seven, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Southern Echoes, "Walk Through The Valley" by Sensational Saints, "Glory Glory" by Capitalaires, "Unity" by Mighty Imperials, and "My Life Will Be Sweeter" by Trumplettes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown colored vinyl pressing.)

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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $18.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. CD
Also available Mello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... LP 22.99

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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... LP
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $22.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the LP features 14 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD 18.99

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VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley (UK pressing) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMurray The K's Gassers For Submarine Race Watchers ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features work by The Shirelles, The Chantels, The Moonglows, The Students, The Tokens, The Pastels, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and The Harptones. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover, with some stuck-on cellophane.)

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VariousRocket To The Stars ... LP
Wand, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A cool collection of vintage work from Wand/Septer Records – with tracks by Jocko Henderson, The Shirelles, Maxine Brown, Shep and The Limelites, Wilbur Harrison, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is otherwise great. Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and a vintage price sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousBarnyard Soul – Greasy Gritty Groovy Southern Fried Soul ... CD
Deep Groove, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Things are plenty dirty in the Barnyard – as the set's a heavy batch of deep funk and soul rarities, packaged with an ear for the "greasy gritty groovy" in the title! The set's got a similar approach to Pow City or Get It (and seems to come from a similar source) – tunes presented as a free-for-all sort of rare soul party – one that's heavier than northern soul, but sometimes a bit more upbeat than the usual deep funk set. There's a raw-burning energy throughout the entire set – a love of all things gritty, and a top-shelf list of tracks that more than makes up for any shortage of notes on the titles! CD features a whopping 27 tracks in all – with titles that include "Watch Yourself" by Al Gardner, "Astrological Soul Train" by Bobby Boseman, "A Kiss To Build A Dream On" by Benny Gordon & The Soul Brothers, "Hot Butter N All (part 1)" by Lou Courtney, "You Babe" by Don Gardner, "All I Want Is Loving You" by Frankie Seay, "Low Down Dirty Tramp" by BB Brown, "Stanky" by Billy Davis, "Funky Pete (part 1)" by Guitar Ray, "Hands On Hands Off" by Joe Valentine, "Green Power" by Sir Sidney Wallace, and "Sissy" by Charles Simmons & The Royal Imperials. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Jams 6 ... CD
Hubbub (UK), 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's the 6th volume – and the funky jams keep on coming! This set's got 12 tracks in all – with the usual heavy funk sound that's made this series one of the best from the old days of funky compilations! Lots of tracks here that aren't on other sets – including "151 Rome Proof" by Lee Taylor & Soul Twisters, "Slums of the City" by New Establishment, "Summertime" by One G Plus 3, "The Prophet" by Mike James Kirkland, "Who Got De Funk" by Andrew White, "Inside America (part 1)" by Juggy Murray, "Let's Get One" by The Imperialites, "Syncopation" by George Semper, "Hang Up (parts 1 & 2)" by Warm Excursion, and "Evil Ways" by the Village Callers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley ... CD
Jazzman/Stones Throw, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD

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✨✧ VariousOn The Soul Side – 26 Soul Grooves ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic compilation gets upgraded in a mighty nice way – as a huge tribute to the many years of soul and funk we've gotten from the Ace/Kent label in London! Back at the start of the 80s, the company was one of the first to properly repress rare American soul, and do it the right way – not only with top-shelf sound quality, but also a strong sense of history that has had us learning as much about 60s and 70s soul from their compilations as we've found ourselves loving the music! The original On The Soul Side album was one of the first Kent titles from the early years – but here, it's expanded to a whopping 26 titles, with great sound and detailed notes – all to present over two dozen tracks that really show the farther reaches of 60s soul beyond Motown and the big chart hits. Titles include "Boy Watcher" by Ginger Thompson, "Baby I Love You" by Jimmy Holiday, "Dr Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Love & Desire" by Patrice Holloway, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "It's What's Underneath That Counts" by June Jackson, "Point Of No Return" by Gene McDaniels, "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman, "It Was Easier To Hurt Her" by Garnet Mimms, "The Record" by HB Barnum, "Love Is A Hurtin Thing" by Lou Rawls, "Nothing Left To Do But Cry" by Merry Clayton, "The Man Who Don't Believe In Love" by Marv Johnson, "What You Gonna Do" by Bobby Womack, "Nobody Treats You The Way I Do" by The Magnificent Men, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "What's A Matter Baby" by Timi Yuro, "Ready Willing & Able" by Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King, and "Trick Bag" by Earl King. CD

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✨✧ VariousYesterday Has Gone – The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic work from Teddy Randazzo – the man who put the "up" in uptown soul during the 60s – and who went on to a fantastic legacy of really great music in a variety of different styles! Teddy was always a real cut above the usual pop songwriter – as his songs were fuller, richer, and not afraid to bring some lush aspects to the production – yet always with a way that could still groove – clearly a key step on the path towards more sophisticated soul styles that others would pick up on strongly in the 70s! These tunes have a beautiful way of balancing emotion with a need to be catchy and groovy – all while avoiding modes that would sound way too overdone in the hands of other pop talents of the time – moving past the too-emotive or too-weepy styles that dominated the record racks a few years before. Most of the tracks here are soul singles, but there's also a few jazz and rock numbers too – all supported by the usual deep detailed notes that we love from Ace Records. Titles include "You Better Go" by Derek Martin, "I'm On The Outside" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Or Not At All" by Jimmy Rice, "Good For A Lifetime" by Al Hibbler, "Better Use Your Head" by Mel Torme, "Rain In My Heart" by Frank Sinatra, "Can't Stop Running Away" by Timi Yuro, "A Million To One" by The Manhattans, "Think Before You Act" by Tony Orlando, "Goin Out Of My Head" by Dionne Warwick, "Hurt So Bad" by The Delfonics, "I Watched You Slowly Slip Away" by Howard Guyton, "Think Twice Before You Walk Away" by Porgy & The Monarchs, "Baby Are You Puttin Me On" by The Royalettes, and "You Don't Need A Heart" by Teddy Randazzo himself. CD

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 1 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Eastern, African, or South American elements in their music – often in a cool hybrid that involves plenty of jazz or soul as well, and which, given that most of these are 45s, stand as precursors to longer-form musical experiments to come at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s. Titles include "East Side" by Hank Jacobs, Cuban Jungle" by Orquestra Nueva Ritmo De Cuba, "Dawn (part 1)" by Richard Martian & Co, "Weird" by Fabulous Imperials, "Rippling Presets" by Bobby Steele, "Che Che" by Jackie Edwards & The Soulmakers, "Basadelic" by Dan Yessian Quintet, "Shadows In The Casbah" by Artie Basamian, and "La La La" by Kassapian. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies!)
 
 
 



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