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VariousShaolin Soul Episodes 1, 2, & 3 (3CD set) ... CD
Because/Import (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $20.99
A special 3CD collection – one that brings together the first three volumes of Shaolin Soul – a great series inspired by the inventive approach the Wu-Tang Clan brought to the world of hip hop samples – that great sense of sound that had them going for tunes that had way more to offer than just a funky drum break! Instead, these classic soul tracks are overflowing with amazing musical elements – not just the great vocals of the singers or amazing energy of the grooves – but also some instrumental and production twists that really keep things interesting – and which have always made this series a standout. The set features 62 tracks in all – and titles include "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "I'm His Wife" by Ann Sexton, "Takin It" by The Rimshots, "Gypsy Woman" by The Persuasions, "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Groovin On My Baby's Love" by Freddie Waters, "How Can You Say Goodbye" by Sidney Joe Qualls, "If" by Jackie Moore, "Creation (epilogue)" by Jimmy Castor, "Tune Up" by The Dramatics, "It Ain't Long Enough" by Judy Clay, "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Willie Mitchell, "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, and "Hang On Sloopy (single version)" by David Porter. CD
 
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Phillip Boa & The Voodoo ClubThirty Years Of Blank Expression ... LP
Di Di (Greece), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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Oscar BrandMorality ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some splitting in the top seam, small sticker on front, and import sticker on back.)

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Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, Georg RiedelJazz At The Pawnshop ... LP
Prophone (Sweden), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Swedish pressing, with GP 1/3 stamps. Cover has light wear and an import sticker on back.)

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GenesisSelling England By The Pound ... LP
Charisma, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An album we come back to more and more over the years – a bit more subtle than some of the other Gabriel-era Genesis records, but in a good way! Titles include "Aisle Of Plenty", "More Fool Me", "Firth Of Fifth", "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "I Know What I Like", "Battle Of Epping Forest", and "The Cinema Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "small hatter" pressing, including insert. Cover has some ringwear, partially unglued top seam, small initials in pen, and a Jem Import sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import obscurity into more of a crossover market in the US! The album's fondly remembered for the electro dancefloor numbers "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", and "Let Me Go" – all of which stand a cut above the work of their predecessors Human League, and show an ability to go past simple electronic pop riffs – even if they are all pretty darn catchy! Other tracks are great too – and the record has a joyous, optimistic quality that's every bit the best side of this scene from the early 80s generation. Titles include "We Live So Fast", "Best Kept Secret", "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", and "Key To The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ HiroshimaOdori ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked blend of jazz and soul from Hiroshima – a group who've got the smooth blend of styles we love in some of the import-only fusion dates that were coming from Japan in the late 70s! The group's got a few light touches that emphasize their Pacific roots – including light flute lines and touches of koto and shamisen, but often used in more subtle ways than on earlier Japanese albums that mixed these rootsy elements with jazz – and the overall vibe here is one that's got plenty of appeal to fans of crossover fusion from the time, especially the kind with a strong current of soul! There's a bit of vocals on the record, too – and titles include "Winds Of Change", "Odori", "Echoes", "Cruisin J-Town", "Fortune Teller", and "Shinto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Quincy JonesWe Had A Ball ... LP
Philips (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Nice compilation that brings together tight jazzy big band material from Quincy's years at the Mercury label! Most of the cuts on here are pre-bossa, pre-soundtrack – but there's some great uptempo numbers that still prove that Quincy knew how to jam. Titles include "Happy Faces", "Exodus", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "I Had A Ball", "Eesom", "Birth Of The Band", and "Soul Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Import pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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PropagandaSecret Wish ... LP
Island, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the great lost moments in the career of Trevor Horn – and the only real full album from Propaganda! The group have an approach that has bits of the Art of Noise love of sound texture, and which also seems to borrow a bit from the German electronics of the early 80s – but fuses the groove into a more straightforward Factory Records-ish sort of sound. A few tunes get a bit hokey at times, but there's also some great numbers here that were key crossovers in the later wave of the 80s import invasion to American club – and which played well in the Chicago house scene. Tracks include "Dream Within A Dream", "Murder Of Love", "Jewel", "Del", "P-Machinery", "Sorry For Laughing", "Dr Mabuse", "Chase", "Last Word/Strength To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some sticker remnants.)

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Lutz RahnSolo Trip ... LP
Strand (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Leo SmithDivine Love ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
One of the most widely-circulated albums in the early years of Wadada Leo Smith – an ECM session that not only gave the trumpeter the kind of exposure he wasn't getting with his independent and import albums – but also a record that reminded the world that the label also had a strong commitment to the avant garde! There's a wonderfully lyrical vibe to the record – as Smith spins things out alongside a core trio of Dwight Andrews on tenor, bass clarinet, and alto flute – and the great Bobby Naughton on vibes, marimbas, and bells – musicians who work with Leo in the kind of open, instrument-changing space first inspired by the AACM – but with the inherent sense of poetry that Smith always brought to his own music. The record features guest work from Charlie Haden's bass on one track, and from the trumpets of Kenny Wheeler and Lester Bowie on another – and titles include "Divine Love", "Tastalun", and "Spirituals The Language Of Love". CD

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Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza ... CD
Heads Up, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Sublime work from a truly amazing artist – one who both sings and plays acoustic bass – all in a captivating blend of jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles! Esperanza Spalding has a fresh, unique feel that's all her own – the warmth of a jazz singer like Carmen Lundy, the sharper sensitivities of a bossa vocalist, and the depth of a younger soul artist – all wrapped up in grooves that are undeniably jazzy, with a strong sense of rhythm from Spalding's great work on bass! The set is a great one, and provides a perfect platform for Esperanza's wonderful talents – even more so than her previous import release, and at a much nicer price. Instrumentation is mostly small combo – with lots of piano, a bit of Fender Rhodes, and some trumpet and sax from time to time – and titles include "She Got To You", "Precious", "Ponta De Areia", "I Know You Know", "Fall In", "I Adore You", "Love In Time", and "Mela". CD

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Angie StoneBlack Diamond (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Inside Out (Japan), 1999. Used ... $4.99
Angie Stone's first solo LP, after her years with the Sequence and Vertical Hold. With a sound that nods towards the classic soul of the 70s, but firmly rooted in a more contemporary post-Hip Hop/NuSoul vibe, this set's a strong effort with the sort of self assured songcraft and tight production you'd expect from an artists who's paid her dues like Stone. 16 tracksi nall on this hard to get import vinyl pressing, including "No More Rain (In This Cloud)", "Everyday", "Life Story", "Coulda Been You", "Love Junkie" and "Heaven Help". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLet's Dance Records – Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr – Chicago 1983 to 1985 ... CD
Let's Dance/Still Music, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A cool collection from the earliest years of the Chicago house music scene – a time when the city's grooves were maybe as beholden to the styles from overseas as they were the new vibe going on in the Windy City! Lots of these tracks have heavier beats than basslines, and almost reflect some of the ways that New York street soul was using drum machines in the years after hip hop got going – but there's also an approach that shows that strong Chicago love of import dance records from the UK, Italy, and beyond – with modes that were borrowed strongly, then reshaped to make the more familiar grooves that influenced generations to come. As with other Still Music projects, the package is as much a history lesson as a music compilation – a great look into a tiny little label, with detailed notes, and tracks that include "Jump Trax Mix Down" by Duane Thamm Jr, "Single Girl (voc)" by Knight Action with Sedenia, "R-Trax (special mix)" by Knight Action, "Crazy Or Not (inst)" by Mike Tomaselli, "Nobody (club mix)" by Joey O & Out Of Control, "I Like That In You (dub)" by Belinda Hoover, "Crazy Or Not (virgin)" by Mike Tomaselli, "R-Trax/D-Rail (single dance mix)" by Knight Action featuring Sedenia, and "Jump Trax Mix Up" by Duane Thamm Jr. CD

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✨✧ Atomic RoosterThis Is Atomic Rooster (aka Atomic Rooster) ... LP
B & C (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s German Metronome 2001/Brain pressing. Cover has an import sticker and unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ DominatrixDominatrix Sleeps Tonight (main, chants, Dominant mix, Beat Me) ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite tunes from the old school – a beautiful blend of vocoder vocals, sinister keyboards, and some cool splashy beats! This one ties it all together – the sound of the streets, the experiments of the import scene, and the changing energy in the clubs – all with a perfect blend of moods, and that wicked "D-d-d-d-d-d-ominatrix" chant! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Milt JacksonVery Tall ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt Jackson joins the Oscar Peterson Trio – helping the group to hit some great new space with his magical work on vibes! Jackson's got an open, airy feel – an approach that almost lets Peterson punctuate the tunes a bit more with his piano – while the pair get strong rhythmic support from the bass of Ray Brown and lyrical drums of Ed Thigpen. Tunes are open and relaxed, letting Milt hit some great mellow tones – and titles include "Green Dolphin Street", "Heartstrings", "The Work Song", "John Brown's Body", "A Wonderful Guy" and "Reunion Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2062. Cover has an import sticker on front)

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✨✧ Quando QuangoAtom Rock (New York rmx, dub mix) ... 12-inch
Factory, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Latinized crossover club from the enigmatic Quando Quango – one of our favorite groups from the Factory Records import years! "Atom Rock" is a catchy New York styled number, remixed here by Mark Kamins with the trebley guitar, conga and electro bits all ducking in and out of the bass heavy mix ina nice dubby fashion! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Fabulous PoodlesFabulous Poodles ... LP
Pye (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Jackie RyanDoozy ... CD
Open Art, 2009. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful 2CD set from Jackie Ryan – a contemporary California vocalist, but one who sings with a really classic sort of groove! The album reminds us a lot of Bay Area jazz gems from the 70s – warm and soulful, with an easygoing groove that draws heavily from the instrumental work of Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Eric Alexander on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Romero Lubambo on guitar, Ray Drummond on bass, and Carl Allen on drums. The majority recorded out east, with a handful done in Cali, but Jackie's vibe draws on a strong San Francisco legacy of singers – a warm update of older jazz vocal styles, with enough room for Ryan's own personality in the mix – yet never too much ego to knock the tunes off track. 20 tracks on 2CDs: titles include "Doozy", "Opportunity Please Knock", "Speak Low", "Dat Dere", "With The Wind And Rain In Your Hair", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Summer Serenade", "Midnight Sun", "Tell Me More & More & Then Some", "My How The Time Goes By", "Solamente Una Vez", and "Do Something". CD
(2CD Doozy set includes tracks from the import CD Do Something released by Open Art/EMI Japan– and many more.)
 
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✨✧ Bernard HerrmannVertigo (Golden Imports) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bernard Herrman's classic spooky score to this great Hitchcock thriller. The music is often very intense, to perfectly suit the film's tone – and has that great jagged edge that Herrman brought to some of his other best soundtrack scoring. The tracks are long, and have a pretty edgy sound for the most part – but not without some more lush and romantic movements. An all time classic! Titles include "Prelude & Rooftop", "The Beach", "The Nightmare & Dawn", "The Necklace, The Return & Finale", "Goodnight & The Park", "Carlotta's Portrait", "Scene D'Amour" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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Robert AshleyPrivate Parts ... LP
Lovely, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the most important records from composer Robert Ashley – and one that's got a compact approach that helped it circulate a lot more than some of Ashley's larger operas! This piece is very much like those – with Ashley's unique spoken approach – part poetry, part performance art – but the sound is more stripped-down, and in the spirit of the young downtown New York generation of Laurie Anderson and Phillip Glass – served up with great instrumental help from contemporary Blue Gene Tyranny, who plays piano, moog, and clavinet – with some additional tablas for accompaniment! The whole thing was recorded at the important Center For Contemporary Music on the west coast, at Mills College – and is almost a Bay Area answer to some of the more compelling art records from the New York scene. The record is divided into 2 parts – "The Park" and "The Backyard" – both filled with a hypnotic mix of voice, keyboards, and tablas! LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerNew Grass/Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
Late greatness from Albert Ayler – two Impulse albums back to back! New Grass is one of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring backing by "the Soul Singers" – at others, he plays solo, with some of the most plaintive tones he ever laid down on wax! The record features an incredibly haunting "Message From Albert", plus the tracks "New Generation", "Sun Watcher", "New Ghosts", and "Free At Last". Completely fascinating, and a record that really makes you wonder what would have happened had he not died a mysterious young death! Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe is a really mind-expanding album that's unlike anything else he ever did! By the time of the record, Ayler had made a full round trip between the New York and European jazz scenes – leaving important influences wherever he went, and trying desperately to pick up new ones the further he moved on. Here, he's working in a style that's a bit like that of Archie Shepp at the time – still steeped in free jazz and new thing ideals, but infused with a free-thinking approach to the music that allows for bold new styles and sounds. In addition to his own stunning work on tenor, Ayler's also blowing bagpipes and vocalizing a bit next to singer Mary Maria, who does a great recitation on one track of the record. Rhythm is by the two-bass team of Stafford James and Bill Folwell, next to drums by Muhammad Ali – and the whole thing's capped off by guitarist Henry Vestine, who plays in modes that range from bluesy to free. At the time, this one was kind of dismissed as a messed-up mistake that occurred at the end of Ayler's too-short life – but honestly, over the years, this record really really opens itself to us more and more, and we have to say that we think it's one of his most groundbreaking albums! Titles include "Island Harvest", "Drudgery", "Oh Love Of Life", "Masonic Inborn (part 1)", and "A Man Is Like A Tree". CD

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Albert AylerVibrations (Freedom) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Freedom/ORG, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A seminal early moment from the legendary Albert Ayler – an important session recorded overseas in Copenhagen – where enthusiasm for Ayler's music caught fire more strongly than in the US! The group's got an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of Ayler's ESP material, but no less powerful – with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – working through tremendous readings of six Ayler classics that include "Ghosts", "Children", "Holy Spirit", "Vibrations" and "Mothers". A wonderful precursor to the ESP years – and equally great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joan BaezBlessed Are ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A important record from Joan Baez – one that has the singer expanding her sound, but in all the right possible ways – bringing in some Nashville elements to her folksy roots! The record features some larger backings arranged by producer Norbert Putnam – with bits of strings, The Memphis Horns, and some backup vocals – but most of a focus around the core combo of the album, which includes Charlie McCoy on harmonica, and Pete Wade and Norman Blake on guitars. Titles include "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Three Horses", "Last Lonely & Wretched", "Lincoln Freed Me Today", "Gabriel & Me", and "Fifteen Months". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Count BasieBest Of Count Basie ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A really great collection of some of Basie's first important material – 2LPs worth of classics that set the tone for generations to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BeatlesBeatles – 1962 to 1966 ... LP
Apple, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
An important record in the 70s – one that really kept alive the spirit of the pre-Sgt Pepper's Beatles – with a range of fantastic tracks from their first four years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Mark BegoAretha Franklin – The Queen Of Soul ... Book
Skyhorse, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 18.99
A nicely expanded version of this important look at the career and music of Aretha Franklin – one that was first published at the end of the 80s, but which has been refined over the years to follow her changing career – and updated in this final edition, which covers the last decade of Aretha's time on this planet! Mark Bego doesn't pull any punches in his examination of Franklin – and while he clearly loves Aretha's music, he also gets at all the challenges she faced over the years – including some of the behind the scenes drama that impacted her music. The book is 430 pages, softcover, with a full color photo section in the middle, and a discography at the end. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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Bikini KillBikini Kill ... LP
Bikini Kill, 1992. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A seminal moment from the Seattle scene – and an important grrl power record too! The whole thing's wonderfully noisy and punky at the same time – cleaner and more upfront than any grunge record, but with enough sonic appeal to help these guys cross over – thanks in part to superb production by Ian Mackaye! Titles include "Thurston Hearts The Who, "Double Dare Ya", "Suck My Left One", "Feels Blind", "Carnival", and "Liar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert, zine, and download card.)

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BilalAirtight's Revenge ... CD
Plug Research, 2010. Used ... $2.99
A masterpiece from Bilal – the record we knew he had in him all this time since 1st Born Second came out nearly a decade prior! Earlier in his career, Bilal was one of those distinct voices you'd hear assisting myriad singers and MCs on their singles, someone you knew should be a superstar in his own right. Whether or not he ever reaches that status in popularity or in financial rewards, here he's delivered what might be the soul/R&B album of the year for 2010. We'd hasten to compare him to anyone else out there, but there's a boundless sense of creativity that begs comparison to Erykah Badu, in spirit if not in the sound. Much of the album is co-produced by Steve Mckie, with live instrumentation that gives it a funky psychedelic soul feel: live drums, beats and effects, Moog, keys, synths, guitars and bass. The other collaborators in the production booth – Shafiq Husayn, Nottz, 88 Keys – all clearly share Bilal's vision, as we hear nothing that sounds like a concession to anything or anyone. Lyrically, Bilal deals with matters of grave importance and more intimate personal truths, but the adventurousness and soulfulness of the music give it all a unified feel. We could go on and on about this one, kids. Don't pass it up! Includes "Cake & Eat It Too", "Restart", "All Matter", "Flying", "Levels", "Little One", "Move On", "Robots", "The Dollar", "Who Are You" and "Think Over". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ruben BladesBohemio Y Poeta (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
A collection of important early work by Ruben Blades – and easily one of the best examples of his tremendous talents in the 70s! The title is very well put, as Blades is both poet and bohemian on the record – hitting themes that are both personal and political in a way that other Latin singers would never touch, and handled here with arrangements that bring in not only a bit of jazz, but also some deeper shadings of color and tone that sparkle with almost soundtrack-like sophistication. Many titles are relatively longish, especially when compared to the work of his contemporaries, and titles include "Juan Pachanga", "Sin Tu Carino", "Paula C", "Pablo Pueblo", "La Mora", and "Canto Abacua". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ran BlakeGhost Tones – Portraits Of George Russell – Solo Duo Ensemble ... CD
A-Side, 2015. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful tribute to the music of George Russell – the important pianist and composer who's music was an early inspiration to the great Ran Blake – who also developed a lifelong friendship with Russell as well! The setting is a perfect illustration of Russell's music heard through the moodier ears of Blake – especially on some of the solo or duo tracks, which are very much in a more familiar Ran Blake style. The larger group tracks, though, also come as a great surprise – really showing an understanding of the unique way that Russell could put a group together – with a lineup that includes trumpet, trombone, tenor, guitar, violin, drums, and percussion. There's a few electric piano numbers from Blake – and titles include "Alice Norbury", "Living Time", "Jack's Blues", "Stratusphunk", "Lonely Place", "Ezz Thetic", "Vertical Form VI", and "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt". CD

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD 4.99

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Moanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP 16.99

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Art BlakeyMosaic ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $5.99
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. A key part of the energy here comes from pianist Cedar Walton – who's replacing the Bobby Timmons soul jazz mode with a sound that's a bit more expansive and visionary. But equally important is the three horn lineup of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a two-brass frontline that's used far differently than other groups – bold one minute, but personal and sensitive the next. There's a mixture of warmth and driving energy here that's simply incredible – a prime example of Blakey taking things to the next level, when it would have been easy enough for him to sit on his laurels and keep doing the same thing over and over again! Includes classic readings of Cedar Walton's "Mosaic", Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis", and Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" – as well as Shorter's excellent "Children Of The Night". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that's informed by the youth and upfront energy of the hip hop female MCs that preceded her – but with a depth that also makes Blige sort of the new Aretha Franklin for the end of the century – a deep soul singer, but one who's equally at home in the streets and the studio. Important production is by a young Sean Combs – some of his first great work on record – and the set also features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Little Shawn, Grand Puba, Erick Sermon, and CL Smooth. Titles include "Real Love", "Sweet Thing", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411", "I Don't Want To Do Anything", "Changes I've Been Going Through", "Slow Down", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded ... CD
B-Boy, 1986. Used ... $4.99
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance, courtesy the lyricism and delivery of KRS-One. Importance aside, though, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". CD
(Canadian pressing. Cover art varies slightly.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... On August 23, 2019
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance, courtesy the lyricism and delivery of KRS-One. Importance aside, though, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris BowdenTime Capsule ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
An underground classic from the London scene – a record that was hugely important to us in the early days of Dusty Groove, and which is still completely tremendous all these many years later! At the time, the album was the sort of ambitious undertaking that nobody else would have done – pre-Cinematic Orchestra, pre-Nostalgia 77, pre-any of those other groups that were inspired by vintage soundtracks, David Axelrod, and all sorts of higher ideas in groovy music! Chris Bowden is a saxophonist at the core – and a jazz-based one too – but he works here with these incredible arrangements of his own creation, folding in both funky and fulfilling elements – heavy drums, percussion, and keyboards – but also some great string passages, and even surprisingly strong use of clarinet at times – creating these snakey elements that offset his own soulful lead. The album was a landmark at the time – even if it was missed by most of the planet – and it's still tremendously powerful throughout – with titles that include "Forbidden Fruit", "Natural Selection", "Deaf Out", "Telescopic Three", "Sane", "Angel Falls", "Solo", "Love Lies Bleeding", "Epsilon", and "Time Capsule". CD
Also available Time Capsule (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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Chris BowdenTime Capsule (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 29.99
An underground classic from the London scene – a record that was hugely important to us in the early days of Dusty Groove, and which is still completely tremendous all these many years later! At the time, the album was the sort of ambitious undertaking that nobody else would have done – pre-Cinematic Orchestra, pre-Nostalgia 77, pre-any of those other groups that were inspired by vintage soundtracks, David Axelrod, and all sorts of higher ideas in groovy music! Chris Bowden is a saxophonist at the core – and a jazz-based one too – but he works here with these incredible arrangements of his own creation, folding in both funky and fulfilling elements – heavy drums, percussion, and keyboards – but also some great string passages, and even surprisingly strong use of clarinet at times – creating these snakey elements that offset his own soulful lead. The album was a landmark at the time – even if it was missed by most of the planet – and it's still tremendously powerful throughout – with titles that include "Forbidden Fruit", "Natural Selection", "Deaf Out", "Telescopic Three", "Sane", "Angel Falls", "Solo", "Love Lies Bleeding", "Epsilon", and "Time Capsule". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Time Capsule ... CD 18.99

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David BowieChanges One ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" – one of the key cuts in Bowie's gender revision in the 70s – and a title that was previously only out as a single! Alongside that gem, you also get a fantastic run of greatness from Bowie's first chapter of recording – the kind of cuts that would make other singers weep – including "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City", "Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", and "Golden Years". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing AQL1 -1732. Cover has light wear.)

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Jacques BrelIf You Go Away – Jacques Brel Is Alive & Singing In Paris ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
An important early release of Brel's best work in the US – titled in a way that references the hit musical based on his songs, and Rod McKuen's butchered translation of "Ne Me Quitte Pas". Fortunately, the album includes the original Brel recording of "Ne Me Quitte Pas", plus the tracks "La Moribond", "Marieke", "La Colombe", "L'Are De La Betise", "La Tendresse", "Les Flamands", and "La Valse A Mille Temps". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the heavy gatefold cover – with booklet and gold medal!)

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Peter BrotzmannMachine Gun ... CD
FMP (Germany), 1968. Used ... $29.99
One of the most important documents in the history of avant jazz – and the seminal 1968 recording that forever put Peter Brotzmann on the map! The session is a landmark meeting of 8 important talents on the European free scene of the 60s – Sven Johansson on drums, Peter Kowald on bass, Willem Breuker on tenor, Fred Van Hove on piano, Evan Parker on tenor, and Han Bennink on drums – all working in an incredibly powerful blend that has all the ferocity of a machine gun let loose! Features the classic "Machine Gun", "Responsible" and "Music For Han Bennink". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... CD
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". CD
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here ... LP 49.99

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
King, 1971. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and small promo sticker.)
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 27.99

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here ... LP 49.99

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Dave Burrell & Bob StewartCrave Play The Music Of Jelly Roll Morton & Dave Burrell ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $22.99
A really unusual, completely wonderful album from pianist Dave Burrell – a live performance done around the same time as a studio session of the music of Jelly Roll Morton – but with a very different vibe! The difference here is Bob Stewart – who plays tuba with a deftness that's breathtaking – sometimes using the instrument in the same bass rhythm mode that it had in early days of jazz, before the string bass came into play – other times working out a bolder solo voice that's completely mesmerizing – even more so than some of Stewart's important avant jazz recordings in the 80s. The pair are wonderful on the three Jelly Roll Morton titles on the set – "New Orleans Blues", "The Crave", and "Spanish Swat" – all nice and long – then hit a greater sense of variety of the Burrell compositions "Popolo Paniolo", "Pua Mae Ole", and "I Am His Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400!)

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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly aged, with sticker remnants on front.)

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Candoli Brothers SextetJazz Horizons (Brothers Candoli/Bell Book & Candoli) ... CD
Dot/Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... $9.99
2 rare Dot albums by the team of Pete & Conte Candoli – both brothers, and both important trumpeters in the west coast scene of the 50s! The first 11 tracks on the set feature the pair working with rhythm from Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums – all playing short, but to-the-point tunes that showcase the twin-solo talents of the players nicely! The pair make for a small horn section of their own on the ensemble passages – then break out nicely into differently-flavored solos for each tune. Titles include "Exodus In Jazz", "Disc-Location", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Rockin Boogie", and "Pe-Con". Next up are 10 more tunes from the album Bell Book & Candoli – released to coincide with the brothers' appearance in the film Bell, Book, & Candle, where they worked in a small jazz combo fronted by Jack Lemmon (as a warlock!) on bongos! The style of the tracks is similar to those in the film – two trumpets up front, with groovy beat-era style backing that has a guitar echoing out in cool ways that give the tracks more of an edge than some of the brothers' other work from the time. The group's virtually the same as on the first sessions on the CD – except that Barney Kessel replaces Howard Roberts on guitar. Tracks include "Bell Book & Candoli", "Hey Bellboy", "Pagoda", "Night Walk", "Spanish Carnival", and "I May Be Wrong". CD

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Sara & Maybelle CarterSara & Maybelle Carter (Historic Reunion/Living Legend) ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two 60s gems back to back – from a time when the world was rediscovering the talents of the original Carter Family! First up is An Historic Reunion – a record that definitely deserves its title – a fantastic reunion of two key members of the Carter Family trio – back together on record for the first time in over 20 years! The record's got a wonderfully upfront, unadorned quality – as the songs just feature Sara Carter on vocals and autoharp, and Maybelle Carter on guitar and vocals – with maybe just some slight vocalizations from Joe Carter to mix things up in the background! Maybelle takes the lead on most numbers with this raspy-voiced style that's completely mindblowing – haunting, but very powerful, maybe more so than on the original Carter Family records – as if she's packing decades more pain and experience into her interpretation of songs that include "Higher Ground", "The Hand That Rocked The Cradle", "Farther On", "While The Band Is Playing Dixie", and "Happiest Days Of All". The set also features the solo Living Legend album from Maybelle Carter – a fantastic album from this important member of the Carter Family – returned to the spotlight in the 60s, thanks to new interest in her vocal and instrumental talents from a whole generation of younger musicians! The set's taken in a relatively laidback way – production that's more folk than country, although Maybelle sings very much in the spirit of the latter – while also doing a hell of a job on both guitar and autoharp, and working with usually just a bit of extra guitar, bass, and drums. The set features a few Carter Family classics, redone, and a few by Maybelle herself – and even one by Johnny Cash, who was most likely one of the reasons that Maybelle got to record for Columbia at the time. Titles include "We All Miss You Joe", "I Told Them What You're Fighting For", "Kitty Puss", "There's A Mother Always Waiting", "Give Me Your Love & I'll Give You Mine", "A Letter From Home", and "Charlie Brooks". CD

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Ray CharlesRay Charles – Rock & Roll (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A host of early classics from the young Ray Charles – tracks that were some of his most important singles for Atlantic Records, from a time when Ray was really finding his groove – issued here as a full length set in the classic Atlantic "rock & roll" series in the late 50s! These are the tunes that really put Charles on the map – and many have a raw, vibrant quality that's a lot more R&B than some of his later work – hard-burning numbers that move at a mighty quick pace – mixed with a few that show the jazzier approach in years to come. Titles include "Sinner's Prayer", "Mess Around", "Greenbacks", "I Got A Woman", "A Fool For You", "Losing Hand", "Ain't That Love", "Drown In My Own Tears", "This Little Girl Of Mine", and "Don't You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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Chuck DChuck D Presents This Day In Rap & Hip Hop History (hardcover) ... Book
Octopus Books (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
A day-by-day list of important dates in hip hop – starting in 1973, and running all the way up to the present! Given that Chuck D's the man in charge, the set focuses most strongly on the 80s and early 90s – with very strong chapters on 1984 through 1995 – where date after date seems to resonate with the kind of important hip hop event that we can hardly believe actually "happened", as it's such a part of musical history now! Each date gets a small paragraph about the significance of the event that's named at the top – and these listings are interspersed with lots of full color images of hip hop legends – drawings, paintings, and other images provided by the book's co-contributors. 342 pages, hardcover, with lots of color images. Book

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✨✧ CircleParis Concert ... LP
ECM, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An essential 2LP set that's just about the only vinyl release you can find that documents the work of the legendary (and short-lived) Circle group – an important avant jazz combo that featured Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. The record captures a Parisian concert from 1971, and the band runs through a great reading of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertitti", plus original material like "Duet", "Toy Room – Q&A", "Song For The Newborn", and "Lookout Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Classics IVSpooky/Mamas & Papas/Traces/Song ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A quartet of albums by Classics IV – a fantastic late 60s group who hardly ever get their full due! The group's forever remembered for their huge title hit on the first album – but throughout these records they maintain a really wonderful sound – all while also pushing themselves a bit too! Lead singer Dennis Yost has this great raspy style – and maybe brings more soul to their records at times than you might expect, with a quality that's nicely balanced by the later sunshine pop elements that sometimes make these guys an important precursor to the soft rock in years to come. There's a nice sense of evolution over the three years in which these albums were recorded – and the production just seems to get groovier and groovier – on titles that include their classic "Spooky" – plus "You Are My Sunshine", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Bus Stop", "Poor People", "Book A Trip", "Traces", "Soul Train", "Bed Of Roses", "Stormy", "24 Hours Of Loneliness", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Where Did All The Good Times Go", "Traffic Jam", "Rainy Day", "Free", "Mamas & Papas", "Nobody Loves You But Me", "The Funniest Thing", and "The Letter". CD

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John ColtraneAscension (Edition II) ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $89.99
One of the freest, most exploratory albums ever recorded by John Coltrane – and a unique session done with an expanded group of some of the most important avant jazz players of his generation! The format here is similar to Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz album – in that the music is freely improvised, and spans the entire LP as a non-stop performance – one that has Coltrane in the lead, but which also features alto from Marion Brown and John Tchicai, tenor from Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard and Dewey Johnson – and core rhythms from McCoy Tyner on piano, drums from Elvin Jones, and double basses from Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison. The record set the format for larger improvisatory groups in years to come – but is still one of the best examples of the form! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear and discoloration with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneClassic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (8CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Early/Mid 60s. Used 8CD Box ... $38.99
The classic quartet of John Coltrane, certainly the classic quartet of the 60s jazz scene and perhaps the classic jazz quartet of all time, compiled in one box set with all of their studio recordings! John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones set so many benchmarks for jazz with their envelope pushing style, recording and performances that it's impossible to overstate their importance in the modern musical oeuvre. This set features all of the LPs Coltrane, Ballads, Impressions, Live At Birdland, Crescent, A Love Supreme, The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Kulu Se Mama, Transition, Sunship, Infinity and First Meditations, plus a number of tracks issued on compilations. 66 tracks in all, spread out over 8 CDs, in a beautiful bookbound package with a metal slipcase and extensive liner notes. The titles are too numerous to list here, but the set includes "Big Nick", "Soul Eyes", "Miles' Mode", "Tunji", "After The rain", "Lonnie's Lament", "The Drum Thing", "Wise One", "Crescent", "A Love Supreme", "Nature Boy", "Brasilia", "Song Of Praise", "Dear Lord", "The Last Blues", "Living Space", "Dusk Dawn", "Dearly Beloved", "Attaining", "Ascent", "Amen", "Love", "Compassion", "Joy", "Consequences", and "Serenity". CD
(Out of print. Please note this copy is missing the metal slipcase, disc hubs also have some marker.)

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John ColtraneColtrane 58 – Prestige Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1958. New Copy 5CD ... $66.99 74.99
A fantastic document of this breakout moment for the legendary John Coltrane – every single Prestige Records recording from the important year of 1958, a time when the tenorist really emerged as a leader, while still also sharing his talents in collaborative sessions too! This isn't the Coltrane of Love Supreme, but there's already a majestically soulful, deeply personal conception taking place here – one that makes Coltrane's sound instantly compelling, with long solos throughout that really show the spark of his young imagination at work! Much of this material was recorded during the year, then released later in many cut-up packages – so the set marks the first time that these tracks have all been put together properly, along with some of the "blowing session" or co-leader dates for Prestige from the time – and while many feature the core trio of pianist Red Garland on rhythm, other musicians include Freddie Hubbard and Donald Byrd on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb and Art Taylor on drums. The set features 37 tracks in all, wrapped up in a really beautiful package with a huge book that collects rare photos and other ephemera, and very extensive liner notes from Ashley Khan – who's written extensively on Coltrane. Titles include "Lush Life", "Nakatini Serenade", "Theme For Ernie", "I Never Knew", "Big Paul", "Freight Trane", "Invitation", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Bahia", "Goldsboro Express", "Lyresto", "You Say You Care", "Russian Lullaby", "The Believer", "I See Your Face Before Me", and "Little Melonae". CD

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Cuarteto MayariContinuacion A Cabellera Blanca ... LP
Spanoramic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
Romantic Latin from the Cuarteto Mayari and trumpeter Placido Acevedo – a set of well-recorded material from the group, possibly from the later years of their reformation! Acevedo's trumpet blows a warmly muted tone over the top of the tunes – and most numbers have vocals by a male singer, who brings a nice sort of feeling to the album's bolero selections, especially on the cuts with chorus accompaniment. Titles include "Recuento", "Alma Herida", "Llena De Gracia", "Agarrate De La Brocha", "No Me Importa Lo Que Digan", and "Fatalismo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vanessa Da MataCaixinha De Musica – Ao Vivo ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2017. Used ... $2.99
A fantastic live set from Vanessa Da Mata – one that has her commanding the crowd with the sort of majesty that usually is just reserved for MPB artists of the golden age – at once intimately personal, but also able to project her depth to a large audience with effortless ease! Music is a mix of samba-styled tracks and more contemporary numbers – with a few moments that have maybe even a bit more rock instrumentation than you might expect – yet always, as with Vanessa, the style is less important than the lady herself – who shines brilliantly throughout! Titles include "Gente Feliz", "Va Pro Inferno Com Seu Amor", "Nao Me Diexe So", "Segue O Som", "Te Amo", "Bau", "Amado", "Impossivel Acreditar Que Perdi Voce", and "Bolsa De Grife" – plus a surprising take on "Love Will Tear Us Apart". CD

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Jack DangersLoudness Clarifies – Electronic music From Tapelab ... CD
Important Records, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Packaged in gatefold sleeve which has a small tear at the spine.)

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Miles DavisMiles In Tokyo ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1964. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam a bit more in check than on some of his "new thing" albums from the time, there's an overall quality here that's different than the other Davis quintet albums of the time. The set was one of a number of important Miles Davis live sessions from the period – including albums from Berlin, Antibes, and Chicago – and titles include "If I Were A Bell", "My Funny Valentine", "So What", "Walkin'" and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Japanese pressing, SOPL 162, with insert.)

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing! Cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneCopenhagen 1960 ... CD
Royal Jazz (Denmark), 1960. Used ... $16.99
Great live material from one of the most important pairings in modern jazz – recorded during the last months that John Coltrane was working with the Miles Davis Quintet! Davis and Coltrane are working here on a live date from Copenhagen in March of 1960 – playing on 3 long tunes that really let both players open up and unfold in their own unique solo explorations. Titles are all familiar ones from the Davis book – "So What", "All Blues", and "On Green Dolphin Street" – but the extended renditions offer more than a few surprises that make them well worth having. CD
(Out of print.)

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Delaney & Bonnie & FriendsOn Tour With Eric Clapton ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
A killer set of southern rock – even if the whole thing was recorded in London, while the group was on tour with Eric Clapton! Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett are at the height of their powers here – really reworking rootsy southern elements into the kind of sharp-edged 70s sound that made them such an important part of the scene at the time – even though they never went as mainstream to get the kind of crossover fame as some of their contemporaries! But it's that true-to-roots quality that really keeps things great here – as they work with famous help from Eric Clapton and Dave Mason on guitars – alongside sounds by southern stalwarts who include Bobby Whitlock on organ, Jim Price on trumpet, Bobby Keys on saxes, and Jim Gordon on drums. Titles include "Things Get Better", "Little Richard Medley", "Coming Home", "That's What My Man Is For", and "I Don't Want To Discuss It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Benito Di PaulaBenito Di Paula (1975) ... LP
Copacabana (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Vai Ficar Na Saudade", "Sempre Assim", "Coisas Da Vida", "Sanfona Branca", and "Nao Me Importo Nada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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Dome (Gilbert & Lewis)Dome (with bonus download) ... LP
Dome/Editions Mego (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Stunning post-Wire work from the duo of BC Gilbert and G Lewis – both members of that important punk band of the late 70s, but sounding completely different here on their first album as Dome! In truth, Wire always had something going on that was different than most – especially on their second and third album – and this set kind of has those lower-level sonic elements taking center stage, while any sort of punky instrumentation drops out completely – all without sounding too commonly post-punk either! If we're throwing around those terms a bit too much, let's just say that the record really stands alone on its own – with this very odd mix of electronics, tapes, processed vocals, and the usual bass, drum, and guitar – but in ways that have those last three elements used with very unfamiliar timings and phrasings. The pair produced the record themselves – matching Martin Hannett for dark studio genius – and titles include "Cancel Your Order", "Linasixup", "Say Again", "Madmen", "Rolling Upon My Day", "And Then", and "Here We Go". LP, Vinyl record album
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Kenny DorhamWhistle Stop ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever from trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a set that has him really stretching out as a musician – not just showing off that impeccable sense of tone that marked his important records of the 50s, but also coming up with new ways of phrasing, and a sometimes-unique approach to rhythm as well! The set's about as all-star as you can get for a Blue Note date of the time – and that's really saying a lot – with the mighty Hank Mobley on tenor, whose work here is as important as Dorham's – and the rock-solid rhythm trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – who perfectly echo Kenny's new sense of changes in his music. Titles include the great "Sunrise In Mexico" – a very unique tune – plus "Buffalo", "Sunset", "Windmill", "Philly Twist", and "Dorham's Epitaph". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Whistle Stop (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99

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Kenny DorhamWhistle Stop (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever from trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a set that has him really stretching out as a musician – not just showing off that impeccable sense of tone that marked his important records of the 50s, but also coming up with new ways of phrasing, and a sometimes-unique approach to rhythm as well! The set's about as all-star as you can get for a Blue Note date of the time – and that's really saying a lot – with the mighty Hank Mobley on tenor, whose work here is as important as Dorham's – and the rock-solid rhythm trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – who perfectly echo Kenny's new sense of changes in his music. Titles include the great "Sunrise In Mexico" – a very unique tune – plus "Buffalo", "Sunset", "Windmill", "Philly Twist", and "Dorham's Epitaph". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Whistle Stop ... CD 6.99

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Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... LP
Savoy, 1945/1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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Teddy Edwards, Buck Hill, & Von FreemanTenor Conclave ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1992. Used ... $19.99
A trio of wonderful tenorists – each of them important players on their respective local scenes – coming together tremendously here in an all-star set! Tracks are often long, and really allow each individual plenty of personal expression on their solos – and although Edwards was getting some good time on record at this point in his career, the set's maybe even more special for the way it presents both Buck Hill and Von Freeman – each of whom is great. Backing is by the trio of Rein De Graaff on piano, Koos Serierse on bass, and Eric Ineke on drums – and titles include "Perdido/Wahoo", "Red Top", "I Can't Get Started", "Out Of Nowhere", "Loverman", and "Old Folks". CD
(Out of print.)

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8 Bold Souls8 Bold Souls ... LP
Sessoms, 1987. Very Good+ ... $6.99
First LP by this groundbreaking ensemble from Chicago, led by AACM reed player Ed Wilkerson, and featuring Aaron Dodd, Mwata Bowden, and Robert Griffin Jr. The group plays with a style that meshes Mingus-like small group writing with playing styles that fall within an AACM tradition. The record was a very big one in Chicago, and still stands as one of the best recorded works by this important underrated group. Tracks include "Chapel Hill", "Favorite Son", and "The Hunt". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $3.99
An important larger work from Duke Ellington – a suite of tracks that encompasses a range of styles and emotions in African-American expression! The work features some key guest work from Mahalia Jackson – singing here in a way that's different than other vocalists who worked with Duke in the 50s – much more steeped in a rootsy tradition. Group members include John Sanders, Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Quentin Jackson, and Cat Anderson – and the piece is divided into 6 sections, and includes the famous "Come Sunday" theme throughout most of the second half. Plus, the CD features a number of rare bonus tracks – including "Blues In Orbit" and "Track 360" in alternate takes, and a whole alternate version of the album – plus an acapella version of "Come Sunday", and even Mahalia Jackson swearing in the studio! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don EllisLive At Monterey ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really great little album recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis in his early years – done at a time before he started putting a bit more fusion in his mix! The record features an extended live performance by a larger group, caught in concert at the Monterey Jazz Fest in 1966 – opening up in a fresh, youthful, modern sound – never too out there, but with a sense of optimism that Ellis must have carried to the stage right from music school! The band has a lot of extremely cool elements in its composition – like organ by Dave Mackay, tenor by Ira Schulman, and some very heavy conga work by Chino Valdes – all of which help give the tunes some unusual flavors and tones – making them swing with a lot more character than you might expect. The overall feel is a mix of strange time changes, off-kilter arrangements, and (most importantly) a tight jazzy groove! Titles include "Passacaglia & Fugue", "New Nine", and "Concerto For Trumpet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoDiscreet Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Obscure/Astralwerks, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A modern minimalist watershed – and maybe one of the first indications that Brian Eno was moving onto higher ideas in his music! The album's an important release on the Obscure series from Island Records – a special imprint that was curated by Eno, as a way of giving showcase to new ideas in British music that were neither free jazz, punk, prog, or any of the styles that were getting more play on the bigger labels! Instead, Eno and Obscure was to the British avant composition world what Lovely or CRI were to the US – although maybe had the bigger role of some of the Columbia Records releases by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. The album features the beautiful title piece – "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer. Side two features "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel" – a great reworking of the baroque music classic – which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. That second piece is performed by the Cockpit Ensemble, conducted by Gavin Bryars – who also got some great early releases on the Obscure label too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (70s pressing) ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The seminal debut of the great John Fahey – posing here as Blind Joe Death – an acoustic guitarist whose bluesy undercurrents showcase Fahey's love of early recorded music! The style is pure Fahey throughout – those magical tones that cascade effortlessly off the heavily-plucked strings of his guitar – echoing older blues and folk modes, but never in a way that's stereotypical – and which is already woven through with the kind of sonorities that continued to make Fahey such an important artist over the years. Think of the set as a skewed version of American history – filtered through one mind and one set of hands – and you'll be well on the way to understanding the power of this music. The set features songs penned by Fahey, and redone versions of older numbers – and tracks include "West Coast Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "I'm A Poor Boy Far Away From Home", "John Hardy", "Transcendental Waterfall", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door", and "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black and gold label pressing.)

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Fairport ConventionFirst Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The brilliant first album from Fairport Convention – working here in a sound that's much less fully-formed than in later years, but in a really great way! So many things are different here – the guitars are maybe harder and more electric, the vocals of a young Ian Matthews (as Ian MacDonald) are really wonderful, and even female singer Judy Dyble brings a very different quality to the group than the later work of Sandy Denny! These guys are less straight folk here, and more open to a lot of new ideas – great ideas, and ones that really keep things creative and interesting – and maybe looking forward more musically, than the later (and important) backward look the group would take. Titles include a brilliant remake of Emmitt Rhodes' "Time Will Show The Wiser" – plus "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Chelsea Morning", "It's Alright Ma It's Only Witchcraft", "One Sure Thing", "M1 Breakdown", and "Jack O'Diamonds". CD features four bonus tracks – "Reno Nevada", "Morning Glory", "If I Had A Ribbon Bow", and "Suzanne". CD

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✨✧ Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches of soul, club, and fusion – all of which were worked nicely to tighten up their groove. And while you might think that after playing side-long jams, these shorter cuts could represent a more commercial side for the group – to us, this shift is an important one that has the ensemble taking the old energy of the Latind descarga and bringing it nicely into focus for a huge crossover audience. The cuts here sparkle and glisten with the best non-Latin funk and club of the time – and the CD features 13 tracks from the albums Spanish Fever, Rhythm Machine, Cross Over, and Delicate & Jumpy – titles that include "Coro Miayre", "Ella Fue", "Fania All Stars Cha Cha Cha", "Los Bravos", "Peanuts", "Prepara", "Que Pasa", "Sin Tu Carino", "Isadore", and "Foofer Soofer". CD

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Flaming LipsIn A Priest Driven Ambulance ... LP
Restless/WEA, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 21.98
An important pre-fame record from Flaming Lips – a set when all the right pieces were in place, but still finding the right way to come together – a bit like the way that most important UK psych bands of the 60s sounded in 1966! By that, we mean that there's equal parts garage and trippiness going on here – tighter songs than later, maybe a bit more upfront rock energy – which, at times, almost has these guys feeling like a psych version of The Replacements, or a group of that nature. Yet the Lips are clearly finding a way to state themselves quite clearly – carving out their own space on tunes that include "God Walks Among Us Now", "Shine On Sweet Jesus", "Stand In Line", "Take Meta Mars", "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain", "Rainin Babies", "Mountain Side", and a surprising cover of "What A Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album

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Flaming LipsIn A Priest Driven Ambulance ... LP
Plain, 1990. Sealed 2LP ... $19.99
An important pre-fame record from Flaming Lips – a set when all the right pieces were in place, but still finding the right way to come together – a bit like the way that most important UK psych bands of the 60s sounded in 1966! By that, we mean that there's equal parts garage and trippiness going on here – tighter songs than later, maybe a bit more upfront rock energy – which, at times, almost has these guys feeling like a psych version of The Replacements, or a group of that nature. Yet the Lips are clearly finding a way to state themselves quite clearly – carving out their own space on tunes that include "God Walks Among Us Now", "Shine On Sweet Jesus", "Stand In Line", "Take Meta Mars", "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain", "Rainin Babies", "Mountain Side", and a surprising cover of "What A Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing, sealed.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good- ... $0.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE – Cover has staining and peeling on the bottom 3 inches. Bottom seam is split.)

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Bobby Fuller FourMagic Touch – The Complete Mustang Singles ... CD
Mustang/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Tremendous work from the great Bobby Fuller – not the early Texas tapes that have recently been the stuff of much interest on the market – but instead the well-crafted singles he cut in Los Angeles – working at the Mustang label with pop maestro Bob Keane! These tunes are still plenty raw, and the fierce, raspy tone of Fuller's guitar is very much upfront in the mix – hugely powerful, even when there's no other element stepping forth in the lead – and still pretty important, even when the group starts adding some vocals! The package presents all the Mustang singles in rare mono mixes for the first time together in one place – and a number of the tracks here are actually different recordings than the better-known stereo tracks, supported with the kind of great notes and high sound quality we always love from the Now Sounds label – and the set includes a few related tracks by Jay Horton and the Randy Fuller Four. Titles include "These Memories Of You", "Our Favorite Martian", "Wolfman", "Let Her Dance", "Thunder Reef", "I Fought The Law", "Love's Made A Fool Of You", "My True Love", "I Trip On You Girl", "Little Annie Lou", "You Kiss Me", "Never To Be Forgotten", "The Things You Do", and "Don't Ever Let Me Know". CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerConcert By The Sea ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $7.99
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll's Theme", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Erroll GarnerConcert By The Sea (70s pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Sealed ... $6.99
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll's Theme", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker.)

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Nate GibsonNate Gibson & The Stars Of Starday (with bonus track) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
Nate Gibson wrote the book on Starday Records – literally, a fantastic book on the history of the important rock and country music label – and here, he adds to the legacy of Starday by pulling together a host of older artists who recorded for the company, and taking them back in the studio to re-ignite the fires of old! The approach is almost like that of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their Will The Circle Be Unbroken album – in that Nate often steps aside to let a famous voice take the lead, or finds a way to duet without ever overstating his presence at all – really letting fresh sounds flow from artists who include Margie Singleton, Rudy Grayzell, Bill Clifton, Sleepy LaBeef, Frankie Miller Wade Jackson, Betty Amos, and many others. Titles include "Back To You", "Slippin Around", "Rain Rain", "Eighteen Wheels A Rollin", "Lonely", "Little White Washed Chimney", "Let's Get Wild", "We've Got Things In Common", "Duck Tail", "Ain't No Room In The Church For Liars", and "Sippin On A Sud". CD

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyDelirio (aka Certain Smile, Certain Sadness) ... LP
Verve (Mexico), 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie ParkerDiz N Bird In Concert ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1947/1953. Used ... $9.99
Not the famous Verve Records pairing of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker – but instead a more obscure live date from 1947, but one that really lets you hear the genius that happens when both players take the stage! The tunes have this approach that really hits at the most creative side of bop at the time – maybe even more open, expressive, and filled with larger ideas than some of the early singles that were coming out in 1947 – in a way that makes the whole thing a really important document of the complexity that was in the music, right from the start. The pair really stretch out on a fantastic two part reading of "Night In Tunisia (parts 1 & 2)", then soar through "Groovin High (parts 1 & 2)", "Confirmation", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The second half of the set features some more live material, but just with Dizzy Gillespie in the lead, from 1953 – with Bill Graham on alto and baritone, plus a bit of vocals from Joe Carroll. Titles include "School Days", "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD
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Dexter GordonHeartaches – Live At Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Important early European work by Dexter Gordon – recorded during his successful 60s run at the legendary Cafe Montmartre, where using the new freedoms of that scene, he re-invented himself as a player, and gave a much needed boost to European-American jazz relations! The tracks on the set are all very much in the best spirit of Gordon's Montmartre years – long and open-ended, with a real focus on the tenor solo work, but also some excellent support by a rhythm trio that includes Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Alex Riel. Titles include "So What", "You've Changed", "Heartaches", and "Devilette". CD

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John GraasJazz-Lab 1 ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic session from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as clunky – but he managed to swing with an incredibly fluid style – bringing the French horn into jazz with amazing skill, and working with groups of top-shelf LA players in a tightly arranged style that crackled with energy! Graas is working here in a slightly experimental "lab" style – with larger groupings that include well-suited LA soloists like Herb Geller, Bob Enevoldsen, Dave Pell, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts and Jimmy Giuffre. 10 tracks in all, including "Canon Ball", "Friar Tuck", "Minor Call", "Le Chasse", "Mozartesque", "Pick Yourself Up", "ANdante", "Allegretto", "Softly The Horn Blows" and "Lighthouse 6/4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and small notes in pencil on back.)

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Grant GreenGreen Blues ... LP
Muse, 1961/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A fantastic record from Grant Green's important early years – originally recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961 (and released under Dave Bailey's name), reissued in this form in the 70's by Muse. The record's got an amazingly sharp quintet lineup that features Green, Bailey, Frank Haynes on tenor, Billy Gardner on piano, and Ben Tucker on bass. Playing is stellar throughout – with the same feel as Green's classic Blue Note sides, and actually sounds a lot like the Horace Parlan LPs featuring him and Booker Ervin. Tracks include "Our Miss Brooks", "One for Elena", and "Reaching Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Muriel GrossmannMomentum ... CD
Dreamland (Austria), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from one of the most important saxophonists to emerge in recent years – the mighty Muriel Grossmann, a player who seems to be more and more on fire with each new record! Grossmann's a very strong-voiced talent – first on soprano sax, which was her initial calling card – and here both on alto and tenor, set up in a strongly modal group that has fantastic basslines throughout – really driving the music – while the drummer ranges more freely, and guitarist Radomir Milojkovic provides a really key part of the group's unique sound! Where some might have used a piano, Muriel's putting the guitar in just the right spot – able to handle rhythm and melody effortlessly, all with this wide palette of colors and tone that really illuminates the record. Yet Grossmann's sound is still key throughout – rich, spiritual, and incredibly soulful – on titles that include "Chant", "Sacred", "Horizon", "Momentum", "Elevation", and "Gratitude". CD

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Peter GuralnickSam Phillips – The Man Who Invented Rock N Roll ... Book
Little Brown, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 19.99
The story of one of the all-time greats – told by one of the all-time greats – the full tale of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, told by southern music giant Peter Guaralnick! Long before he rose to fame as the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips was already humming strong with his Memphis-based Sun Records label – home to an amazing run of blues, R&B, and rockabilly – with important initial recordings by artists who include Howlin Wolf, Ike Turker, Johnny Cash, and many others! And while the story of Sun has often been told in overdone cliches and too-heavy platitudes, Guaralnick really gets behind those landmarks, and tells the real tale of the man and his music – with treatment of Phillips that's almost as detailed as some of his writings on Elvis. The book is massive – over 750 pages, and a rock-solid read throughout – with some black and white images. Book
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GZA/GeniusPro Tools (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On August 30, 2019
GZA's back doing what he does best on Pro Tools – more of a literally relevant title than it is a nod to modern recording apparatus – as it's a return to gritty classic style Wu sounds and smart, measured rhymes. One could argue that no new ground is broken, but we're pleased with consistent craftsmanship around here, and GZA can build a heavy mood around his inimitable voice and rhyme style as well as any one of his Wu compatriots. This is hands down the best Wu related effort of '08. Production by Mathematics, True Master, Bronze Nazareth and RZA himself from team Wu, plus the increasingly important Black Milk and others. Titles include "Pencil" feat Masta Killa & RZA, "Alphabets", "Groundkeeping" feat Justice Kareem, "7 Pounds", the excellent "0% Finance", "Paper Plate", "Columbian Ties" feat True Master, "Firehouse" feat Ka, "Life Is AMovie" feat RZA & Irfane Khan-Acito and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anthony HamiltonBack To Love ... CD
RCA, 2011. Used ... $2.99
The best music from Anthony Hamilton in years – one of the brightest beacons of the modern soul scene standing out as brilliantly as ever on Back To Love! You get the feeling that the plan was to go all out with this album, not the Hamilton didn't put his all into past few records. That said, this one stands out. It's got all star production from Babyface, Salaam Remi and others, but most importantly, strong songwriting and incredible vocals from Anthony – who has a great range and a depth of genuine soul emotion. "Back To Love", "Writing On The Wall", "Pray For Me", "Best Of Me", "Never Let Go" feat Keri Hilson, "I'll Wait (To Fall In Love)", "Who's Loving You" and "Life Has A Way". CD
Also available Back To Love (deluxe version) ... CD 4.99

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Anthony HamiltonBack To Love (deluxe version) ... CD
RCA, 2011. Used ... $4.99
The best music from Anthony Hamilton in years – one of the brightest beacons of the modern soul scene standing out as brilliantly as ever on Back To Love! You get the feeling that the plan was to go all out with this album, not the Hamilton didn't put his all into past few records. That said, this one stands out. It's got all star production from Babyface, Salaam Remi and others, but most importantly, strong songwriting and incredible vocals from Anthony – who has a great range and a depth of genuine soul emotion. "Back To Love", "Writing On The Wall", "Pray For Me", "Best Of Me", "Never Let Go" feat Keri Hilson, "I'll Wait (To Fall In Love)", "Who's Loving You" and "Life Has A Way". The deluxe edition includes 4 bonus tracks: "Broken Man", "I'm Read", "Fair In Love" and "More Than Enough". CD
Also available Back To Love ... CD 2.99

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John HandyProjections ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Handy's important mind-expanding sets from the late 60s – a classic album with his group that featured a young Michael White on violin and Mike Nock on piano. White's work on the album is especially striking – very different from many other players in jazz, using the instrument in styles that evoke traditions of ancient stringed instruments, while also exploring new possibilities to use the violin as a sonic tool. As always, Nock's dark piano work is always a treat – especially on the beautiful compositions he contributed to the set. Titles include "Dance To The Lady", "Sanpaku", "Song Of Uranus", "Three In One", and "Projections". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with 1A/1B matrix.)

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✨✧ Bo HanssonMusic Inspired By Lord Of The Rings ... LP
Charisma, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A legendary album of instrumental music inspired by the Lord Of The Rings – maybe not the all-out Frodo Fest you might expect, but a set that's been pretty important to fans of JRR Tokien over the years – especially in the years before DVDs and other mass-market versions of his masterpiece! Bo Hansson works here heavy on keyboards, but also uses some nicely spacey guitars – all spun out over tunes that could each work as mini-soundtracks for separate sections of the three volume book – with titles that include "Fog On The Barrow Downs", "Leaving The Shire", "Lothlorien", "Shadowfax", "The Black Riders & Flight To The Ford", and "Dreams In The House Of Healing". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Pierre HenryPolyphonies (12CD set) ... CD
Universal, Used 12CD ... $49.99
A fittingly massive collection of works by one of the most important electronic composers ever! The 12CD Polyphonies features material chosen and remastered by Henry himself specifically for this box set in the months before he passed away, so he's pretty well in charge of his legacy here. It's made up of compositions from as early as 1950 and as late as 2016, brilliantly showing how vital Henry was throughout the decades – with 9 of the 29 pieces previously unreleased – and includes "Chroniques Terriennes" (2016), "Etudes Transcendantes Pour Un Piano Imaginaire" (2015), "Grande Toccata" (2006), "Gymkhana" (1970), "Pleins Jeux" (2008), "Kyldex" (1973), "Une Tour De Babel" (1988)"La Reine Verte", Rock Electronique" (1963), "Histoire Naturelle" (1997), "Facies" (1960), "Le Livre Des Morts Egyptien" (1988), "Fragments Pour Artaud" (1970), "La Noire A Soixante" (1961), "Deuxieme Symphonie" (1972), "Spatiodynamisme" (1953), "Concerto Des Ambiguites" (1950) and more. CD
(Box has a two inch seam split at the base but remains solid – everything else is in great shape.)
Also available Polyphonies (12CD set) ... CD 64.99

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Pierre HenryPolyphonies (12CD set) ... CD
Universal, New Copy 12CD ... $64.99 99.99
A fittingly massive collection of works by one of the most important electronic composers ever! The 12CD Polyphonies features material chosen and remastered by Henry himself specifically for this box set in the months before he passed away, so he's pretty well in charge of his legacy here. It's made up of compositions from as early as 1950 and as late as 2016, brilliantly showing how vital Henry was throughout the decades – with 9 of the 29 pieces previously unreleased – and includes "Chroniques Terriennes" (2016), "Etudes Transcendantes Pour Un Piano Imaginaire" (2015), "Grande Toccata" (2006), "Gymkhana" (1970), "Pleins Jeux" (2008), "Kyldex" (1973), "Une Tour De Babel" (1988)"La Reine Verte", Rock Electronique" (1963), "Histoire Naturelle" (1997), "Facies" (1960), "Le Livre Des Morts Egyptien" (1988), "Fragments Pour Artaud" (1970), "La Noire A Soixante" (1961), "Deuxieme Symphonie" (1972), "Spatiodynamisme" (1953), "Concerto Des Ambiguites" (1950) and more. CD
Also available Polyphonies (12CD set) ... CD 49.99
 
 
 



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