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Inner CityBig Fun (Magic Juan mix, Duane Bradley mix, 12'' remix, kick the pump mix) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
4 mixes of this classic bit of Detroit Techno – going over the top, into the mainstream, thanks to the lasting genius of Kevin Saunderson! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Virgin sleeve.)

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Anthony BraxtonIn The Tradition Vol 1 (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out playing, but then marvel at his restraint – his care for keeping alto and bass clarinet work inside a straight jazz tradition, yet always hinting at the modern inflections he can bring to his music! Tunes are almost all jazz standards, blown beautifully – with a tone that's crisp, cool, and very inviting – surprisingly soulful, and never cold at all – matched well with the rhythm trio of Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. Titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Ornithology", and "Marshmallow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a corner cut.)

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Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Inner City) ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure 70s trio session from pianist Tommy Flanagan – and one that really gets at the full depths of his lyrical talents on the keys! As the title implies, the session features Tommy working through a host of Harold Arlen standards – all familiar numbers, but performed here with a fluid grace that's completely sublime – a gentle soul that almost has echoes of some of the later work of Bill Evans, but a bit more of a sense of presence overall. The trio features George Mraz on bass and Connie Kay on drums – but many passages just have Flanagan's piano gliding along on its own, magically setting the pace for the tunes before the rhythm even comes into the mix. Helen Merrill guests on vocals on a version of "Last Night When We Were Young" – and other tunes include "Out Of This World", "Sleepin Bee", "Ill Wind", "My Shining Hour", and "Get Happy". Produced by Helen Merrill, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some surface wear, and a spot of tape on the front. Vinyl has a short click on "Over The Rainbow".)

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NES4YoRide (radio, nes inner city remix, k-rek remix, inst) ... 12-inch
Arise, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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George Semper & OthersInner City Review ... LP
Inner City/ARC (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $37.99 38.99
Rare west coast funk, soul, and funky soul – all from the vaults of George Semper – an artist that most folks know from a classic organ jazz record in the 60s, but also a backroom figure behind a range of great soul records on the Cali scene of the 70s! This set is a rare collection of George's hippest productions from the time – material that was either issued as rare singles, or only showed up on this label anthology, issued in a small pressing – brought together as testament to the groovy genius of George. The set features a few instrumentals issued under George's own name – "Cosmic Funk" and "Got To Find A Way To Make Some Money" – plus more vocal cuts, including "Goodie Goodie Gumdrops" and "Queen For A Day" by Jimmy Hayes, "You're So Good To Me" and "Never In My Life" by The Love Affair, and the cuts "That's The Way It Is", "Let's Live and Let's Live", and "Never In My Life" by Lewis Flournoy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFar Out Presents Brazilian Bass – Inner City Tropical Soundblast ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A very hip set that goes way beyond the stock bass-heavy grooves that have been showing up on other Brazilian compilations in recent years – and a package that really does a great job of reintroducing roots to contemporary urban music in Brazil! The album offers up a Brazilian take on the heavy sound of the bass – served up here in ways that echo famous modes in hip hop, reggae, and Afro Beat – but all with a uniquely Brazilian twist as well Tracks feature a range of contemporary artists who are taking grooves past the heavy, bombastic sound of the favelas – refining things a bit more up top, while still holding onto the powerful presence of the bottom – through a range of instrumentation that includes both acoustic and electric touches, and some key nods to older Brazilian styles as well! There's a sophistication here that goes way past any booty-shaking cliches – and, quite frankly, beyond the cover art too! Titles include "Olhe O Fogo" by Os Nelsons, "Pequi Week Bar" by Sistema Criolina, "Caroco" by Nsista, "Eu Acho E Pouco" by Soraia Drummond, "Travessias" by Anton Dub, "Nao Deixe De Lutar" by Junior Dread, and "Te Amarrado (Mangaio rmx)" by O Quadro. CD

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VariousInner City Review ... CD
ARC (UK), New Copy (reissue)... About July 5, 2020 (delayed)
A deep dive into the early 70s Bay Area funk and soul genius of songwriter and session heavy George Semper – and an uber-rare private press compilation with vocals by Lewis Flourney, Jimmy Hayes and groups The Love Affair & The George Semper Orchestra – reissued by Gilles Peterson's ARC Records! It's one funky soul treasure after another that covers a lot of terrain in a relatively compact presentation, from schoolyard funk to wah wah guitar laced cosmic soul. Titles include "Goodie Goodie Gumdrops" & "Queen For A Day" vocals by Jimmy Hayes, "You're So Good To Me" and "Never In My Life" by The Love Affair, "That's The Way It Is", "Let's Live and Let's Live" and "Never In My Life" by Lewis Flournoy and "Got To Find A Way To Make Some Money" and "Cosmic Funk" by The George Semper Orchestra. CD
Also available Inner City Review ... LP 37.99

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andrew HillNefertiti (Inner City) ... LP
East West/Inner City, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Andrew Hill's best records of the 70s – a soulful trio recording performed with Richard Davis on bass and Roger Blank on drums – and a real return to the glory of his 60s material! Hill's piano still has that fresh angular modern approach of his Blue Note sides – but the bass and drum work on the album ground it a bit more – adding in some additional rhythmic components, and giving the session the spiraling searching mode of some of the other Japanese trio sessions from the time, in the spirit of the best recordings on the East Wind label for which this gem was recorded! Hill wasn't always at his best in the decade, but he definitely shines here on some long, very expressive tracks – with titles that include "Mudflower", "Nefertiti", "Blue Black", and "Relativity". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Inner City pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioFo Sho/Inner City Blues (pink colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked guitar and equally wicked Hammond – the kind of cut that reminds us again why the Delvon Lamarr trio are one of the hippest instrumental groups working today – able to equally bridge the worlds of 70s funk and 60s soul jazz! "Fo Sho" is a sweet instrumental from the group – and they also do a nice job with "Inner City Blues" on the flip – echoing some of Reuben Wilson's take in their rhythmic approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Pink vinyl pressing – quantities limited!)

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✨✧ Dan SiegelInner City Years – Nite Ride/Hot Shot/Oasis ... CD
Inner City/M&I (Japan), 1980/1981. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
3 albums from the early 80s. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records ... CD
Inner City/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overdue look at the great range of sounds that came from Inner City Records at the end of the 70s – a hip American indie with a strong specialty in soulful fusion, hip vocalists, and a range of other great styles too – all brought together here by London DJ Kev Beadle! Inner City's often a bit overlooked – as the label flourished most strongly in the years after some of the better-known soulful imprints of the 70s – and the label always had a great ear for new sounds, fresh ideas, and the kind of compelling global elements that often led them to license key tracks from overseas, and bring them to the US market. This collection's heavy on singers – the kind of cool, underground jazz vocalists that Inner City captured so well – and it's also got a nice mix of funky fusion, modal numbers, and spiritual currents – on titles that include "The Other World" by Judy Roberts, "Hunt Up Wind" by Hiroshi Fukumura, "Vera Cruz" by Helen Merrill, "Lucky Southern" by Tom Lellis, "Quickie Nirvana" by Kellis Ethridge, "Samba De La Cruz" by Terumasa Hino, "So High" by Janet Lawson, "The Samba" by Jeff Lorber, "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Shenkansen" by Urszula Dudziak, "To An Elfin Princess" by Charlie Mariano, "Pandora" by Carlos Franzetti, and "Jennine" by Eddie Jefferson. CD
 
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52nd StreetScrapple To The Apple ... CD
Inner City/P-Vine (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $28.99
An auspicious name, but an intimate little record – one served up by the vocal duo of Wendy Simon and Eric Shaw – in a mode that's a fair bit like work from Jackie & Roy, but a bit more bop-oriented as well! The pair do a great job of riffing together on the upbeat numbers – trading lines in a horn-inspired vocalese way – and just like Jackie, Wendy steps out herself on a few of the more intimate numbers. Titles include some well-chosen tunes like "Miss Harper Goes Bizarre", "Love Webster's Definition", "Coconut Grove", and "I've Got Just About Everything" – plus versions of "Symphony Sid", "Everybody's Boppin", "My Favorite Things", and "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House". CD
(Part of the "Lounge At Break Dawn" series!)

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Elmo HopeLast Sessions Volume 2 ... LP
Inner City, 1966. Sealed ... $13.99
The last work ever recorded by pianist Elmo Hope – one of the most brilliant modernist talents of his generation, right up there with Monk and Herbie Nichols for sheer inventiveness! The material here shows Hope still burning brightly in the last years of his life – hitting the keys of the piano with a freely creative style that's really wonderful – angular and modern, but always filled with a sense of warmth – quite different than any of his predecessors, and a good deal of most future players to come as well! The material was recorded in 1966 for the Festival label – and features Hope working with a trio that includes John Orr on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums, with some occasional guest work on drums by Philly Joe Jones on drums on a few tracks – all spare trio sides, but pretty darn wonderful nonetheless. Titles on this second volume include "Elmos Blues", "Stellations", "I Love You", "Night In Tunisia", and "Bertha My Dear" – and tracks are even longer and more drawn-out than on volume one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has a cutout mark at the top right.)

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Ernie KrivdaGlory Strut ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Dan Maier on piano, Mitchell Cutlip on bas, Ron Godale on drums, and Skip Hadden on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and appears to have been signed by the artist on back.)

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Perfect CirclePerfect Circle/Hands Of Time (7" edit) ... 7-inch
Inner City/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two rare funky gems from this obscure 70s group! "The Perfect Circle" is a fantastic theme song for the group – hard, full, funky, and plenty darn righteous – a great indie group take on some of the more polished funk ensembles of the time! "Hands Of Time" has totally tight drums at the start – fuller than a drumbreak, but with the same kind of energy – and in support of the righteous vocals from the group singing together – coming on with the kind of force that might make EWF stop dead in their tracks! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Three (Joe Sample, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne)Three ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Quite possibly one of the most successful Japanese piano trio recordings of the 70s – a super-session performed by a group that includes Joe Sample on acoustic piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums! Given that Sample's best known during the era for his electric keys with the Crusaders (and on countless studio sessions), it's a real treat to hear him tickle the ivories in an acoustic way – and a genuine surprise to hear how strong his work is in such a format. Joe manages to swing the tunes with plenty of creative improvisation, but also keeps a strong focus on the groove too – making for an album that's got some of the rhythmic flourishes of the best work of the Oscar Peterson trio in later years, but with some of the added freedoms of the Japanese scene. Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Round Midnight", "Funky Blues", "Manha Do Carnaval", "Yearnin", and "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a residue spot from an old sticker.)

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Joe Lee WilsonWithout A Song ... LP
Inner City, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A rare early gem from Joe Lee Wilson – the singer who's probably best known to the world for his performances on Archie Shepp's late Impulse recordings. The vibe here is similar to his work on Shepp's albums of the time – but it's also mixed with a hip and mellow approach that has Joe working through tracks that provide a strong link between the earlier styles of singers like Babs Gonzalez and Eddie Jefferson, and the early 70s hipness of Andy Bey and Leon Thomas. Really great all the way through – and tracks include Joe's classic "Return Of The Prodigal Son", a nice track with an Andy Bey groove to it, plus "Hey Look At You", "Feeling Good", and "Soul Lady". (Also issued under the title Hey Look At You in Japan.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ David Friesen & John StowellThrough The Listening Glass ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy sounds from the team of David Friesen and John Stowell – mostly acoustic lines from the two string-based players, but with some other odd bits as well – and both soprano and tenor sax from Gary Campbell! The album's got a bit more bite than other albums by the pair – partially due to Campbell's saxes, but also due to a more sonic-sensitive sort of approach – one that almost echoes some ECM styles of the time, but in warmer, friendlier ways that we really like. Titles include "Tabla/Eternal Friend", "Wisdom's Star", "Frontal Dichotomy", "High Places", "Wings Of Light", "Through The Listening Glass", and "Secret Moments Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Great Jazz TrioLove For Sale ... LP
East Wind/Inner City, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a change for The Great Jazz Trio, but a great one too – given that Buster Williams is on bass here, instead of the usual Ron Carter – working with drummer Tony Williams and pianist Hank Jones to really make things sparkle! Buster's bass is always a treat, and this album's no exception – a set that's filled with some surprisingly soulful moments on the bottom, which really seems to push the group nicely on the longer tracks in the set. Jones sounds a bit different here than before – in a good way – and titles include versions of "Love For Sale", "Secret Love", "Autumn Leaves", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson/JJ JohnsonDate In New York ... LP
Inner City, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt Jackson and JJ Johnson – working here together on 1954 session cut in New York – but some of which features contributions from the famous French pianist Henri Renaud! At this point in their career, Jackson and Johnson had a very similar modern swing – and the record makes for a great matching of their talents – a bit like some of the earliest Blue Note work recorded under the leadership of either player. Johnson sits out on a few tracks, and Jackson plays a bit of piano in addition to vibes – on the tracks that don't feature Renaud – and other players include Al Cohn on tenor, Percy Heath on bass, and Charlie Smith on drums. Titles include "Jay Jay's Blues", "Jerry Old Man", "If I Had You", "Out Of Nowhere", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson (with Gerard Pochonet, 1956) ... LP
Inner City, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Parisian recordings from Lucky Thompson – cool cuts from the mid 50s, done with the combo of drummer Gerard Pochonet! The sound here is great – in that although Lucky's blowing tenor, he's already showing signs of some of the phrasing he'd pick up more on soprano sax – kind of a light, clean tone that's really great. Players include Martial Solal on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Jean Pierre Sasson on guitar – and the LP features 12 titles that include "Undecided", "Tenderly", "But Not For Me", "Indian Summer", "You Go To My Head", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a sticker remnant in one corner.)

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✨✧ Dry JackMagical Elements ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked fusion group from the end of the 70s – one that offers up a great mix of keyboards, guitar, and electric bass! Chuck Lamb handles the keyboards – which include Fender Rhodes, mini-moog, and clavinet – and other instrumentation includes guitar, bass, and drums – all coming off with a blend that's half jazz, half rock-styled fusion – although the latter is never too jamming or noodly, preserving all the warmth and soul of the former. The record almost reminds us a bit of an instrumental Steely Dan set at the best moments – and titles include "Americana Hoedown", "Magical Elements", "Strollin On Jupiter", "Earth Daze", and "Laurel's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird fuzzed-out tone – one that almost feels like a guitar's being fitted into a keyboard, with almost psychedelic results! Ra's use of the rocksichord gives the album a really eerie, outer spacey sound – one that mixes strongly with more familiar jazz lines from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet. Titles include "The Mystery Of Two", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Cosmos", "Moonship Journey", "Neo-Project #2", and "Jazz From An Unknown Planet". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Connie CrothersPerception ... LP
Inner City, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A trio set – with Crothers on piano, Joe Solomon on bass, and Roger Mancuso on drums. Most tracks are originals by Connie, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Charlie MarianoOctober ... LP
Contemp/Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An icy set of tunes from Charlie – recorded in Germany with one of his electric 70s ensembles. Rainer Brunighaus plays a host of keyboards, Barre Phillips plays bass, and the album sports some tabla and percussion from Trilok Gurtu. The overall sound is pretty nice – tightly jamming fusion that occasionally waxes lyrical – and Charlie's in prime form chopping up those reed solos on soprano, alto, and flute. Titles include "Back Of J", "7 Up", "To An Elfin Princess", "Aszu", "Out Of The Jungle", and "Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner has light wear.)
 
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NicolayCity Lights Vol 2 – Shibuya ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Spacey soul soundscapes from Nicolay – another big step for the unpredictable, but always soulful beatmaker, producer, and artist – inspired by a consciousness awakening trip to Tokyo on Shibuya – City Lights Volume 2! When we were first tipped to Nicolay's sounds, it was from a soulful hip hop perspective, and he still carries that vibe, but the scope of colors he's composing with is broad – using them to craft material that's both intimate and hypnotic. Fresh beats, Rhodes, Moog, bass, strings and drums flavor the sound. Much of the material on this set is instrumental, but several tunes featuring lovely vocals by Carlitta Durand – with lyrics penned and vocal arrangements by frequent collaborator and Foreign Exchange partner Phonte Coleman. Titles include "Lose Your Way", "Saturday Night", "Wake Up In Another Life" and more with Carlitta Durand, "Shibuya Station", "Crossing", "Rain In Ueno Park", "A Ride Under The Neon Moon", "Bullet Train", "The Inner Garden", "Departure" and more. CD

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Warren ZevonTransverse City ... LP
Virgin, 1989. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... LP
Warner, 1986. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
This one's far more of a straight soul album than most of George Benson's earlier vocal sets – but as usual, the work is pretty high caliber throughout – and George is definitely on top of his game here, effortlessly beating others at the style they'd all started to cop from Benson by the time! Production is mostly by Narada Michael Walden, with that mix of warmth and depth that graced most of his soul sides from the time – but other tracks also get production from Kashif and Tommy LiPuma, who definitely up the pop quotient on the set. Titles include "Teaser", "Shiver", "While The City Sleeps", "Kisses In The Moonlight", "Too Many Times", and "Did You Hear Thunder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ David BowieZiggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work of the 70s – and represented a crucial moment when his groundbreaking music also found a large mainstream audience as well. And despite the fact that Ziggy's an androgynous space rocker with a spurious pedigree, the manufactured posturing of the album's come to be taken quite literally over the years – a vivid text of alienation, expression, and redemption – served up beautifully over a host of classic tracks that include "Five Years", "Soul Love", "Moonage Daydream", "Suffragette City", and "Ziggy Stardust" – all further proof of Bowie's 70s ability to slide in wherever he wanted with ease! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram UK Parlophone pressing from 2015. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Virgin, 1988. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 55.99
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip hop inspiration and electro soul styles going on here – but also fused with the chunkier modes that were coming out of the UK soul scene right at the end of the 80s – maybe a new love of the depth of classic soul, which is used to really amplify the spirit of the great lyrics that Neneh delivers throughout. Titles include the megahit "Buffalo Stance" – plus "Manchild", "Kisses On The Wind", "Inner City Mama", "Heart", "The Next Generation", "So Here I Come", "Outre Risque Locomotive", and "Love Ghetto". Beautiful 3CD version – packaged in a heavy 12" album-sized jacket – with loads of bonus materials! Titles include "Buffalo Stance (1/2 way 2 house rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (sukka mix)", "Manchild (Smith N Mighty rmx)", "Manchild (Massive Attack bonus beats)", "Manchild (old school mix)", "Kisses On The Wind (12" Spanish)", "Kisses On The Wind (lovers hip hop ext version)", "Next Generation (rap one mix)", "Next Generation (sub-woofer mix)", "Heart (club mix)", "Kisses On The Wind (David Morales a little more Puerto Rico mix)", "Inner City Mamma (cold blooded rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (Kevin Sanderson's techno stance rmx one)", and lots more. Also comes with a very cool 12" square, 48 page full color booklet of notes! CD
Also available Raw Like Sushi (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP 34.99

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Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Virgin, 1988. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $34.99 75.99
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip hop inspiration and electro soul styles going on here – but also fused with the chunkier modes that were coming out of the UK soul scene right at the end of the 80s – maybe a new love of the depth of classic soul, which is used to really amplify the spirit of the great lyrics that Neneh delivers throughout. Titles include the megahit "Buffalo Stance" – plus "Manchild", "Kisses On The Wind", "Inner City Mama", "Heart", "The Next Generation", "So Here I Come", "Outre Risque Locomotive", and "Love Ghetto". Beautiful 3LP version – packaged in a heavy slipcover – with loads of bonus materials! Titles include "Buffalo Stance (1/2 way 2 house rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (sukka mix)", "Manchild (Smith N Mighty rmx)", "Manchild (Massive Attack mix)", "Manchild (old school mix)","Kisses On The Wind (Dynamic Duo + Latin Rascals mix)", "Next Generation (rap one mix)", "Heart (it's a demo)", "Kisses On The Wind (David Morales a little more Puerto Rico mix)", "Inner City Mamma (cold blooded rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (Kevin Sanderson's techno stance rmx one)", and lots more. Also comes with a very cool 12" square, 48 page full color booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Raw Like Sushi (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 29.99

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ChicagoChicago VI ... LP
Chicago, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
Titles include "Something In This City Changes People", "Rediscovery", "In Terms Of Two", "Hollywood", "Feelin Stronger Every Day", "Jenny", and "Darlin Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, still in the shrink with hype stickers on front and vintage sale stickers on back, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Marvin GayeEvery Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
In our humble opinion, just about every track that Marvin recorded for Motown is "great" – but since this set's focused on the hits, we're happy to accept their track selection, and admit they do a pretty good job of covering most of the big bases – early solo gems, duet classics, and some of the sublime 70s numbers that really made Marvin's music sparkle! Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On", "Distant Lover", "Got To Give It Up", "Heard It Through The Grapevine", "That's The Way Love is", and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You". CD features 15 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On – Live ... CD
Motown, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A tremendous live performance from Marvin Gaye – recorded at the Kennedy Center in 1972, and based around his classic album What's Going On – yet handled in a completely different way! The set's not just a straight reading of the record – as the song order is different, and the presentation is unusual too – with Marvin at the piano, bringing a more intimate style to some of the songs – while also opening them up with looser, more fluid backings – all in ways that show us just how much was going on in his ever-fertile mind during this high point of creativity! The material was issued originally as a bonus CD of the deluxe release of the core album – but it stands proudly here on its own, in a new package that also offers up an even better mix of the music than before. Titles include "Wholy Holy", "Save The Children", "Right On", "Inner City Blues", "What's Going On", "Flyin High", and "God's Love" – plus a very cool 13 minute "Sixties Medley", which offers changed-up takes on Marvin Gaye tunes from the earlier years of Motown. CD
Also available What's Going On – Live ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On – Live ... LP
Motown, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 26.99
A tremendous live performance from Marvin Gaye – recorded at the Kennedy Center in 1972, and based around his classic album What's Going On – yet handled in a completely different way! The set's not just a straight reading of the record – as the song order is different, and the presentation is unusual too – with Marvin at the piano, bringing a more intimate style to some of the songs – while also opening them up with looser, more fluid backings – all in ways that show us just how much was going on in his ever-fertile mind during this high point of creativity! The material was issued originally as a bonus CD of the deluxe release of the core album – but it stands proudly here on its own, in a new package that also offers up an even better mix of the music than before. Titles include "Wholy Holy", "Save The Children", "Right On", "Inner City Blues", "What's Going On", "Flyin High", and "God's Love" – plus a very cool 13 minute "Sixties Medley", which offers changed-up takes on Marvin Gaye tunes from the earlier years of Motown. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
Also available What's Going On – Live ... CD 13.99

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Mass ProductionFirecrackers – The Best Of Mass Production ... CD
Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Mass Production may not have cracked the charts as much as some of their contemporaries, but they were easily one of the tightest funky combos working for Atlantic Records at the end of the 70s – a great little group who always kept things soulful, and who managed to work with a very lean sound, despite a rather large membership! The Mass Production sound was a bit like the Fatback groove of the time – a refined ensemble funk approach that sanded down some of the rougher edges of the past, and really put the basslines at the front of the mix – bumping, stomping, and stepping through a host of extended tunes. This 12 track set is one of the few examples of the group's work that's made it into the CD generation – and titles include "Firecracker", "Can't You See I'm Fired Up", "Turn Up The Music", "Wine Flow Disco", "Inner City", "Welcome To Our World", "Forever", "Sunshine", "Sun Dancer", and "Angel". CD

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Re:JazzPoint Of View ... CD
Infracom (Germany), 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The 2nd volume of the Re:Jazz series – even more fully developed and finely executed than the first! The format here is wonderful – jazz versions of famous dancefloor tunes by European artists of the past decade or two – done in warm, acoustic takes that completely transform the songs, yet still serve as a loving tribute to the original. The group on the set is great – a loose assemblage of players on organ, vibes, keyboards, percussion, guitar, strings, trumpet, and sax – shifting membership from track to track – and working with vocalists that include Ultra Nate, Jhelisa, Inga Luhning, Viktoria Tolstoy, and Tokunbo Akinro. There's a rich, warm sound to the whole session – dancing along on the length of an acoustic bassline, or the tips of a snapping cymbal – and the vocalists are especially surprising, delivering the tunes with a sensitivity that we never would have expected! Features remakes of Soul II Soul's "Keep On Movin", Truby Trio's "Donaueschingen", Jazzanova's "That Night", Goldie's "Inner City Life", UFO's "His Name Is", Motorcitysoul's "Written In The Stars", Kruder & Dorfmeister's "Deep Sh*t", Air's "All I Need", and Ultra Nate's "Twisted". CD

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George SemperGot To Find A Way To Make Some Money/The Weight (inst) ... 7-inch
Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two rare cuts from George Semper – a cat that some folks know as a funky organist, but who also produced a fair bit of hip soul as well! "Got To Find A Way" is from the rare Inner City Review album – and has these full, righteous vocals soaring to the skies – almost Staple Singers, but with a more secular message – as the bold rhythms get some nice organ lines from George! There's plenty more organ on "The Weight" – not the big hit, but an unreleased gem that follows the same groove as the a-side, but with a much deeper instrumental vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SpaceBest Of Space ... CD
Nang (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Fantastic sounds from Space – a group who were one of the key forces on the French disco scene at the end of the 70s – and maybe the most famous proponents of the "space disco" modes that set that scene apart from clubby styles in Germany and the rest of the continent! At some level, the work here takes off from some of the solo keyboard introspections of Jean-Michel Jarre and some of his contemporaries – but things are funkier overall, too – with riffing guitars, heavy basslines, and a strong sense of rhythm that really gives the keyboards some great energy – even when they're getting all cool and moogy! There's occasional vocal moments, but the main groove is instrumental – and titles include the global hit "Magic Fly" – plus "Running In The City", "Just Blue", "Carry On Turn Me On", "Symphony", "Robbots", "Prison", "Airforce", "Tango In Space", "Inner Voices", "Fasten Seat Belts", and "Save Your Love For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SystemPleasure Seekers ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wow! This record takes all the directions that soul was heading towards in the early 80s, and wraps them into one record! System has it all – geri curls, bass pedal riffing, tinny synth drums, over-produced flanged-out vocals, and tinny but catchy little tunes that were designed to cross over with the "hot mix" crowd in a big way. Tracks include "It Takes 2", "Big City Beat", "I Don't Run From Danger", "My Radio Rocks", and "Did In By A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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TurtlesTurtle Soup ... LP
White Whale, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the crowning achievements of The Turtles – a set that features all original material by members of the group, and stellar production by Ray Davies of The Kinks! The set's the only full length that Davies ever handled – and it's obvious the group really rose to the occasion for the honor – hitting territory that's nicely sophisticated, yet which still has the sharpness of their earlier material too – a bit like the territory that Ray was hitting at the time with his own music. The songs are both a lot more personal, and have some deeper currents too – as The Turtles, like so many other west coast pop acts, were really maturing at the end of the 60s. Titles include "She Always Leaves Me Laughing", "Somewhere Friday Night", "Dance This Dance", "You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain", "Bachelor Mother", "Love In The City", and "House On The Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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VariousKickin Presents Mighty Mainstream – DJ's Choice 1965 to 1973 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A really fantastic collection of funky jazz from the Mainstream Records label – a funky powerhouse that was maybe only second to CTI in the early 70s – and which had a great way of moving forward older soul jazz players to a sweet electric sound for the new generation! The choice of cuts here is superb – some of our favorites from Mainstream, including a lot of lesser-known gems from their more obscure LPs – packed in a collection that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length, with never a letup on the funky moments! Titles include "El Torro Poo Poo" by Charles Kynard, "Red Clay" by Jack Wilkins, "House Of The Rising Funk" by Afrique, "Naima" by Charles McPherson, "Equipoise" by Roy Haynes, "Quadrivium" by Hadley Caliman, "Mambo Au Go Go" by Joe Cain, "Hot Peppers" by Mauricio Smith, "Mi Hermano" by Blue Mitchell, "Inner City Blues" by Sarah Vaughan, "M'Bassa" by Lamont Johnson, "The Loud Minority (edit)" by Frank Foster, "Babylon" by Buddy Terry, and "Ain't Got Nobody" by Maxine Weldon. CD

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✨✧ CaveThreace ... LP
Drag City, 2013. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganBallads & Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key 70s session from Tommy Flanagan – a record that showed that he was still one of the most fluid and soulful players of his generation! The album has Flanagan working only with the bass of George Mraz – in a drum-less format with even less structure than usual, a perfect setting for Tommy to stretch out, open up, and do his thing on the keys of the piano. There's still always a gentle swing and good focus to most tracks here – and Flanagan never gets too indulgent with the setting, even on the longer numbers. Titles include "Blue Twenty", "With Malice Towards None", "Blues For Sarka", "Star Eyes", and "They Say It's Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Ballads & Blues ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Hal GalperIvory Forest ... LP
Enja, 1979. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from pianist Hal Galper – and proof that he was one of the most electric keyboardists of his generation, even when working acoustically – as on this record! The only real electric element here is the presence of guitarist John Scofield in the quartet – but Galper seems to match his spirit in the way he approaches the keys of his acoustic piano – using them spaciously and flowingly, almost as if he were working working in a CTI-type setting! The rest of the group features Wayne Dockery on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums – and titles include "Yellow Days", "Ivory Forest", "Continuity", "My Dog Spot", and "Rapunzel's Luncheonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Inner City pressing. Shrinkwrap has some price sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (gatefold cover) ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with 2-D matrix. Vinyl has a few light cosmetic sleeve marks. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ ClashCombat Rock ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, FE 37689, with Columbia NY stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has surface wear, edge wear, and a wrinkled corner.)

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✨✧ Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World Of Merry Music – The Definitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Cotillion/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of grooves from Mass Production – one of the best of the large funk ensembles to hit the mainstream at the end of the 70s – even though they didn't always get the success they deserved! That doesn't stop these guys from giving their all, though – super-sharp, super-tight instrumentation that comes down on the groove right from the get-go – and which moves with a fast funk energy that's a nice contrast to some of the stiffer, clunkier modes that were floating around at the time! These guys inherit the best impulses of Earth Wind & Fire and Kool & The Gang – and find a way to make their large lineup sound nice and lean, never too overcooked – with shifting vocals that really help keep things interesting throughout. The 3CD package features 45 tracks from their seven year stretch recording for Atlantic/Cotillion Records – and titles include "Sky High", "Groove Me", "Our Thought", "Bopp", "Turn Up The Music", "Diamond Chips", "Inner City", "Sun Dancer", "Victory 83", "Magic", "I Like To Dance", "Welcome To Our World", "Slow Bump", "Time Bomb", "Keep My Heart Together", "Cosmic Lust", "I Believe In Music", "Fun In The Sun", "Just Wanna Make A Dream Come True", "Firecracker", and "Eknuf (inst)". CD

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✨✧ Michele MercureBeside Herself ... LP
RVNG, Late 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of obscure 80s electronica – originally issued on cassette by Michele Mercure, who used the tape-trading underground of the time as a way of circulating her very unusual sounds! The work here is often quite experimental, but also never as dark as some of the cold wave material from the time – as Michele keeps a sense of a tune on most numbers, even when things are somewhat abstract, or without vocals – in a way that's a great reminder that not all the folks working in these modes were heading towards the territory of industrial music. Some of the work is from soundtrack creations, others are solo expressions – with Mercure on keyboards, drum programs, effects, tapes, and even a bit of guitar and processed violin. Titles include "No More Law In Gotham City", "An Accident Waiting To Happen", "Time Piece", "Liberation Day", "Ghosts Before Breakfast", "A Little Piece", "De Dunk", "Dinosaur Dancing", and "Antarctica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with heavy inner sleeves and booklet.)

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✨✧ WarRadio Free War – A Special Programming Aid ... LP
United Artists/Far Out, 1974. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A very cool promo-only album – featuring some of War's biggest hits, all packaged as a special "programming aid" for radio play! In a way, the set's even groover than War's greatest hits – as it include some surprising overlooked cuts next to the bigger numbers, making for a pretty fresh set overall. Titles include "City Country City", "Slippin Into Darkness", "Gypsy Man", "Me & Baby Brother", "Ballero", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Cisco Kid", "Southern Part Of Texas", "Where Was You At", "Spill The Wine", and "Sun Oh Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Label on Side B has a piece of clear tape that extends into the deadwax. Cover has ring & edge wear, bent corners, and reinforced tape holding the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Penny GoodwinPenny Goodwin Live ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare session from indie soul legend Penny Goodwin – a previously unissued live performance from 1974, featuring small combo backing in a sweet and jazzy mode! Penny's got a voice that's instantly recognizable – a bit raspy, in the mode of Esther Phillips – but cooler and more sophisticated, with a Marlena Shaw-like hipness that really fits the tracks on the set. Most of the numbers are traditional jazz standards, swung by Penny and a small piano trio – in a mode that's a lot more intimate than, but equally soulful to, the fuller backings used on her classic Portrait Of A Gemini album. Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Midnight Sun", "Little Girl Lost", "On A Clear Day", "Day Dreaming", and "Where Is The Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousGhetto Disco – Nori's TK Disco Session ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing too ghetto here – given that the work on the set all comes from the Miami soul powerhouse of TK Records – a company that was always known for a tight, well-crafted groove! And while TK had plenty of chart hits during the disco years, there's a number of cuts here that are lesser-known, and also presented in different mixes too – served up by DJ Nori in one extended 70 minute mix, but which still fits most of the tracks into the groove in a very complete way! Titles include "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Inner City Blues" by Paul Lewis, "Do You Like That Way That It Feels" by Tempest Trio, "Bahama Soul Stew (DK edit)" by Funky Nassau, "Spank (inst 12" re-edit)" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Get On Down" by King Sporty, "Where Is The Love" by Betty Wright, "Dance to The Drummer's Beat (Harvey's nightclub re-edit)" by Herman Kelly, "For The Love Of It" by Lonnie Smith, "Ghetto Disco" by Ted Taylor, and "Music (DJ Nori edit)" by Montreal. CD

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✨✧ Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (remastered – with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip hop inspiration and electro soul styles going on here – but also fused with the chunkier modes that were coming out of the UK soul scene right at the end of the 80s – maybe a new love of the depth of classic soul, which is used to really amplify the spirit of the great lyrics that Neneh delivers throughout. Titles include the megahit "Buffalo Stance" – plus "Manchild", "Kisses On The Wind", "Inner City Mama", "Heart", "The Next Generation", "So Here I Come", "Outre Risque Locomotive", and "Love Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary pressing – remastered at Abbey Road!)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light stain that is only visible if you remove the inner tray, back cover of booklet has some pencil.)
 
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Allen Strange/Martin Rokeach/James Paul Sain/Hi Kyung KimSociety Of Composers Inc (SCI CD No 14) – Inner Visions – Velocity Studies IV Flutter/Sonata For Cello & Piano/Dystopia/Unknown Lives ... CD
Capstone, 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. 2LP UK version – with much more instrumental music than the American version! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Absolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 15.99

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Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $15.99
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. CD
Also available Absolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Isley BrothersWinner Takes All ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1979. Used ... $5.99
A key album in the Isley Brothers "extended funk" mode of the 70s – a style in which the group approached nearly every tune by adding in a "part 2" in order to stretch out the groove! The style here is bass-heavy funk, but less of the sort that other groups were using at the time – because the Isleys still bring in plenty of soul to the mix, and resist popping the bass too much so that they still have plenty of space for the slinky vocals that always make their work so great. Most of the titles on the album have this extended approach, and titles include "I Wanna Be With You (parts 1 & 2)", "Liquid Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Winner Takes All", "Love Comes & Goes (parts 1 & 2)", "Let's Fall In Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Let Me In Your Life (parts 1 & 2)", "Life In The City (parts 1 & 2)", "Go For What You Know", and "Mind Over Matter (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ Hamburg SpinnersSkorpion Im Stiefel ... LP
Legere (France), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight little quartet from the Hamburg scene – a combo who really get back to basics with a strong focus on organ lines and guitar! The groove is maybe a more complicated take on the territory of Booker T & The MGs – longer tunes, with more variation in the rhythms – but still served up with the kind of simplicity and focus that made that group so great! The organ tones and notes are perfectly chosen throughout – and the drums get nice and funky, with a few great break moments too. Titles include "Haschrebellen", "Der Optimist", "Pharisaer", "Der Kiezpanther", "Maries Mexickaner", and "Bambule In Der Thadenstrasse". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stevie WonderInnervisions ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Stevie Wonder albums ever! Stevie's moving into god-like territory here – handling a multitude of styles, all well, and crafting some of the most sophisticated soul of his generation. The album's got the same jazzy references you'll find on the best work by Donny Hathaway – best heard on the sublime track "Golden Lady", which gets our clear vote for one of the best songs ever! Just about every track is great, though – and the album features the big hits "Living For The City", "All In Love Is Fair", "Higher Ground", and "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" – plus "He's Misstra Know It All", "Jesus Children Of America", and "Too High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tamla pressing with Kendun stamp.)

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✨✧ SpinnersSpinners – The Chrome Collection (3 CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge retrospective of the Mighty Mighty Spinners – one of the best-selling groups to emerge from the Detroit scene of the 60s! Like so many of their contemporaries in the motor city, The Spinners first came to prominence on the Motown label – but as the 70s approached, the group moved to Atlantic and recorded in Philadelphia with Thom Bell, creating a sound and style that put them at the top of the charts for many years! This set breaks down the group's career in a nicely-organized fashion, as disc 1 covers the years 1961 to 1974, disc 2 covers 1974 to 1977, and disc 3 features the post-77 years – in which the group cut some strong, and sadly overlooked singles! The whole thing includes 62 tracks in all, packaged in a hardback cover with a 60 page booklet that includes notes on the music, cool photos, and lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe McPhee & Michael ZerangCreole Gardens – A New Orleans Suite ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really compelling collaboration between Joe McPhee and Michael Zerang – both players who've worked together often in the past, but who seem to find a fresh new voice on this album! Things are very loose and free – and the pair perform live, improvising some amazing sounds between McPhee's alto and pocket trumpet, and Zerang's always-creative work on the regular drum kit – used here with a wide pastiche of sounds that perfectly matches Joe's post-musical tones on his instruments. The pocket trumpet is especially compelling – and titles include "Congo Square Dance/Saints & Sinners", "Rise/After The Flood", "Crescent City Lullaby", and "And Now Miss Annie The Black Queen". CD

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✨✧ PoliceSynchronicity ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Their runaway hit – with titles that include "King Of Pain", "Every Breath You Take", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "Tea In The Sahara", and "Synchronicity". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the blue/red/yellow cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lightly frayed corner.)

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Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. Tracks include "I Shall Wear A Crown", "O Sinner", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "Do Not Pass Me By", "O What A Day", "Here I Am", and "There Is Only One". LP, Vinyl record album

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James MasonRhythm Of Life ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion/Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's never been done this perfectly again! James Mason's a player who's know for a bit of keyboard work with other artists – but here, he's really working as a collective power – bringing together a brilliant ensemble that work as one to hit some sublime sounds – much in the way that Roy Ayers could work some key magic with his groups at the same time, but with a vibe that's very different too. Players include Ayers associates Justo Almario on saxes and Philip Woo on piano – and a young Narada Michael Walden adds some excellent drums to the record – a lot more powerful and funky than on most of his own albums! Lead vocals are by Clarice Taylor – who's got this unique voice that really makes the record – proud, but sensitive at the same time too – and Mason plays lots of Fender Rhodes, polymoog, Arp, and a bit of guitar. Titles include the breakbeat classic "Funny Girl", the monster groover "Sweet Power Your Embrace", the funky "Slick City", and the massive "Free" – but every cut's a winner, and others include "Mbewe", "Rhythm Of Life", and "Dreams". This is the kind of album that makes us proud to be in business! CD

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✨✧ Myka 9Oeuvre EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 2000. New Copy ... $20.99
Myka 9 was one of the founding members of LA's fantastic Freestyle Fellowship back in the 90s – and this great short set focuses both on his later material, and offers up a new track as well! The bulk of the set has that intensity that Myka brought to the Fellowship – that moment when he could step into the lineup and really set things on fire with the ferocity of his rhymes – often set here to production that's spare, but very sinister – handled by Factor and Daddy Kev, with some scratches by D Styles. Titles include "Real Song", "Ultra Bap", "Breath Control", "Life Or Death", "Famous Future Time Trael", "Inner Knowing", "To The Sky", and the new track "Something Different", produced by Jade River and Deeskee. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody III ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect summation of the Woody Shaw genius in the 70s – bold, righteous jazz – delivered with a soaring, joyous message that's impossible to deny! By the time of this release, Shaw had matured to a point where he was easily one of the most important voices on the trumpet in his generation – a 70s player who pulled together strands of the previous generation – from Coltrane to Lee Morgan to Larry Young – all wrapped up in amazing music like this! The set's a major label date, but it's got a righteous power to rival the best indie label sessions from companies like Strata East or Muse – and the lineup features other key spiritual players of Shaw's generation – including Carter Jefferson on tenor, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Rene McLean on alto, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Steve Turre on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include the sublime "Woody III" suite, plus "Escape Velocity", "Organ Grinder", and "To Kill A Brick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousForge Your Own Chains – Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare psychedelia from all over the world – rock, soul, funk and astral folk – styles flowing cohesively on a single compilation thanks to the killer melodies, hard drums & percussion, and the impeccable taste of the Now Again/Stones Throw team! Forge Your Own Chains, simply put, is one of the best ever compilations of its kind. A few of the tracks have been reissued in some capacity and have recognizable names to rare psych and funk collectors – it's to Now Again's credit that they're going for a great experience rather than simply compiling the deepest, darkest rarities – but that said, all this stuff is obscure in the grand scheme and totally amazing. It features tracks from the US, Colombia, Sweden, Iran, Nigeria and beyond – tracks by Ofege, East Of Underground, DR Hooker, Baby Grandmothers, Ana Y Jaime, The Strangers and more. Amazing, hard grooving psychedelia for obscure rock and rare beat diggers alike! Titles include "Song Of A Sinner" by Top Drawer, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by East Of Underground, "Forge Your Own Chains" by DR Hooker, ""Don't You Feel Me" by Damon, "Two To Make A Pair" by The Strangers, "It's Not Easy" by Ofege, "Somebody's Calling My Name" by Baby Grandmothers and more. 15 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... CD
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. Tracks include "I Shall Wear A Crown", "O Sinner", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "Do Not Pass Me By", "O What A Day", "Here I Am", and "There Is Only One". CD
Also available Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Royal TruxAccelerator ... LP
Fat Possum/Drag City, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best ever records from Neil Haggerty & Jennifer Herrema's Royal Trux – one that was intended to be their third album for Virgin and ended up being a pretty triumphant return to the indie realm! As crazy as the idea of a band whose sound was often so skronky and primitively recorded, there was always an inherent classic rock vibe at their core. Accelerator is the record where they finally paired a fuzzy, greasy, messy sound and style with old school 70s rock swagger in a weirdly perfect blend. Includes "I'm Ready", "Yellow Kid", "Banana Question", "Juicy, Juicy, Juice", "Liar", "New Bones", "Follow The Winner", "Stevie (For Steven S)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousWhere Will You Be Christmas Day? – 1917 to 1959 ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very vintage Christmas set – one that's pulled mostly from the same sort of scratchy 78rpm recordings we've come to love from the Dust To Digital label – a great blend of folk, blues, country, and gospel recordings – all of which offer up quite a change from the usual Holiday fare! The "dust" has been reduced to a minimum, but the records are clearly sourced from analogue discs – which adds to the earthy, timeless feel of the collection – almost as if you're unpacking a special box of records from way back in the attic, bringing them out every year along with the Christmas decorations! Features 24 tracks in all – work by Kansas City Kitty, Leroy Carr, Vera Hall Ward, Pawlo Humeniuk, Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers, Lord Executor, Walter Davis, Bessie Smith, Lord Beginner, and many others. CD

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✨✧ James MasonRhythm Of Life ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's never been done this perfectly again! James Mason's a player who's know for a bit of keyboard work with other artists – but here, he's really working as a collective power – bringing together a brilliant ensemble that work as one to hit some sublime sounds – much in the way that Roy Ayers could work some key magic with his groups at the same time, but with a vibe that's very different too. Players include Ayers associates Justo Almario on saxes and Philip Woo on piano – and a young Narada Michael Walden adds some excellent drums to the record – a lot more powerful and funky than on most of his own albums! Lead vocals are by Clarice Taylor – who's got this unique voice that really makes the record – proud, but sensitive at the same time too – and Mason plays lots of Fender Rhodes, polymoog, Arp, and a bit of guitar. Titles include the breakbeat classic "Funny Girl", the monster groover "Sweet Power Your Embrace", the funky "Slick City", and the massive "Free" – but every cut's a winner, and others include "Mbewe", "Rhythm Of Life", and "Dreams". This is the kind of album that makes us proud to be in business! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rhythm Of Life ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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