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Bulk Vinyl Records60 Count Box of Random Bulk Vinyl ... Misc
Good ... Just Sold Out!
A completely random assortment of 12" records – both LPs and singles – some in good shape, some totally beat up! We make these boxes at random, and seal them tightly – and even we don't know what's in them. Keep in mind that this vinyl has been through the regular racks – and the Bargain Basement – and some of it might have defects, some may have damaged or missing covers, and the vinyl will mostly likely be a mix of 12" singles and full albums – and might, in some occasions, also include some 10" pressings from the early 50s. Think of the contents as "raw material" or "space fillers" – vinyl to be used for projects, decorations, or even things like art installations or set dressing. At less than a dime a record, the price is certainly right! Misc
(Given the nature of these bulk vinyl records, they cannot be returned, and must ship through FedEx. All sales are final.)

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✨✧ Blue Note Records BagBlue Note Records Flap Top Messenger Bag ... Bag
Blue Note/Rock Sax (UK), 2019. New Item ... Out Of Stock
A very cool shoulder bag with the legendary Blue Note Records logo – one that's great for toting your vinyl around town, but also works with plenty of other gear as well! The bag's got a shoulder strap, to be worn like a messenger bag – and the main flap is as big as the body, so that anything inside is tucked away and safe – but easy to reach the minute you spin the bag around and open the flap! Holds up to 25 records, and made in a very durable style. Bag

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✨✧ Black Thought/Jaguar/Allure/Kardinal OffishallMCA Records Mixshow Exclusives – Pussy Galore (clean)/I Can't Wait (clean)/Enjoy Yourself (clean)/Ol' time Killin' (clean) ... 12-inch
MCA/Okayplayer, 2001. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve. Label on Side 2 has a streak of highlighter. Vinyl has a small sticker on the deadwax.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinComplete Atlantic Records – Funk Or Walk/Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A prime pair of late 70s classics on Atlantic Records from Brides Of Funkenstein – a funky female group from the P-Funk empire – back-to-back with bonus tracks! The Brides are one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! The tracks on Funk Or Walk, which is on Disc 1 here, are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "War Ship To Touchante", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Amorous", "Nappy", and "Birdie". 2 bonus tracks: single mixes of "Amorous" and "War Ship Touchante". Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy is tremendously soulful session – with plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". The 2 Part single version of the title track is here as a bonus track. CD

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Desmond DekkerKing Of Ska – The Beverley's Records Singles Collection 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Trojan, Mid 60s. New Copy ... On December 31, 2022
... CD
(Bumped from 9/17/21 to TBA)

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FoundationsFoundations – The Pye Records As, Bs, & Eps ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Most folks know The Foundations for one big crossover hit that still gets a lot of oldies radio play – but the group have a heck of a lot more to offer than that, as you'll hear in this wonderful collection that not only features all their 7" single releases from the UK, but also includes later solo material from the group's lead singer, Clem Curtis! The group were initially a bunch of British lads inspired by the sound of Motown, and they hooked up with Curtis, a singer from Trinidad – who really gave them the sound they wanted in the lead, and helped further the important identity of the group as a mixed-race act. Their sound is wonderfully tight – kind of a small group take on the larger studio majesty of Detroit soul – but with some nice British touches too, and a great sense of songwriting that gave the group plenty of original material along the way – a good deal of which you'll hear on this set. The 2CD package features 39 single tracks by The Foundations – including "Back On My Feet Again", "Come On Back To Me", "I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving", "Am I Grooving You", "New Direction", "Jerking The Dog", "Baby Now That I've Found You", "In The Bad Bad Old Days", "Born To Live Born To Die", "Solomon Grundy", "Till Night Brought Day", "Waiting On The Shores Of Nowhere", and "Build Me Up Buttercup". Also includes mid 70s solo work by Clem Curtis – five more tracks that include "Point Of No Return", "Time Alone Will Tell", "Mountain Over The Hill", and "I've Never Found A Girl". CD

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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy ... $14.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on early hip hop we've ever seen! The vintage of the titles listed in the book is 1979 to 1994 – and as Freddy says in the preface, there's a few records listed that may fall outside the rap genre or that time span, including some disco and electro numbers – but that's okay by us! The book's got tons of label scans – plus entries listed alphabetically by label and then in order by catalog number – and this exhaustive project reads like your dream want-list for years and years to come. Plus, in addition to the label and record listings, there's appendices with old school flyer scans, top picks from DJs and producers all over the globe, lists of resources for finding records and Freddy's own personal lists for records, including his "5 star" rated records, and songs and singles arranged by topic. An absolute must-have for any die hard fan of hip hop! Revised edition is 3 times bigger than the first one – 740 pages, with over 1500 new photos, and also features an updated section on bootlegs vs originals, New York City record store photos, info on overseas labels, an Ebay auction guide, a comprehensive cross-index, and lots more great bits. Book

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Al GreenHi Records Singles Box Set (26 X 7 inch box set – with book & 45 adapter) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. New Copy 26 x 7 inch set ... $126.99 129.99
The legendary run of classic southern soul singles by Al Green for Hi Records – in a beautiful box set! It's as beautfully and respectfully put together as can be, full of beautiful represses so many essential songs on 7 inch singles – 26 classic style large hole 45s, with a 45 adapter if you don't already own one – plus a 56-page hardcover book with essays by Rob Gordon, Bob Mehr and Geoffery Himes. It all comes a linen & foil box with so many legendary recordings, including "Let's Stay Together", "I Can't Get Next To You", "Look What You've Done For Me", "One Woman", "Driving Wheel", "Get Back Baby", "Call Me", "Here I Am" and tons more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Remastered from the original tapes!)

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David HamsleyTo Disco With Love – The Records That Defined An Era (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
Way more than just a simple book of record cover images – and instead a love letter to the sound and style of the disco generation – put together from classic album artwork, and augmented by thoughtful musings by the author! The book features full color reproductions of over 250 album covers from the disco years – laid out in a rough narrative that focuses on the origins and growth of the music, but also maps out special trends in artwork and style as well – including a run into the post-disco years of the early 80s, to show how the aesthetic was transformed by new musical modes. 195 pages, hardcover, and full color throughout! Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesMercer Records Proudly Presents Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercer, Early 50s. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
Rare Hodges session from the early 50s – featuring Harold Baker and Taft Jordan on trumpets, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Al Sears on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone, and Billy Strayhorn on piano! Quite a lineup – and titles include "Charlotte Russe", "Violet Blue", "A Little Taste", "Let The Zoomers Drool", and "Searsy's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition, play is very noisy with the occasional skip. Cover has surface wear, heavy aging, some small smudges and a bit of pen in front, half split top seam, and split bottom seam.)

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Jessica LipskyIt Ain't Retro – Daptone Records & The 21st Century Soul Revolution ... Book
Jawbone, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 22.95
Dang right, it ain't retro – as Daptone Records helped ignite a huge funk and soul underground in the 21st Century – music that might have been inspired by the past, but which really helped point the way forward for a generation! Daptone didn't just spring onto the scene fully formed – as before the label was putting out modern classics by Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Antibalas, and others – it was part of a New York underground movement that was a long time coming – a path that's traced wonderfully here by the author, from the early years of Desco Records, to the birth of Daptone, and all the growth and struggles that have taken place over the past 25 years. We've followed the music of this scene since long before we were in business – and it's great to have this history finally recounted on paper, as there's plenty that we forgot about, and lots more that we didn't know! The book is 280 pages, softcover, with some color photos in the middle. Book

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Janko Nilovic & Davy JonesDefinitive Juju Records Collection 1968/1969 ... LP
JuJu/Broc (France), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 42.99
A really rare slice of work from the funky genius Janko Nilovic – not the sound library grooves which have gained him fame over the decades – but instead a batch of rare cuts from his own short-lived record label, which he formed in 1968 with soul singer Davy Jones! Nilovic and Jones wrote all the tunes on the set, and they're presented by a variety of different artists – but have a unified feel that certainly comes from the strong instrumentation provided by Janko! The tunes are in a mix of mod 60s styles – some soul, some Hammond-heavy groovers, and some with a more expansive vibe that's almost a psychedelic take on the spirit of French pop during the period. The set features every a and b-side of the six singles issued by the label – plus four more bonus remixes – and titles include "Voodoo Juju Obsession (parts 1 & 2)" by K Ptyacunthapuserectus, "Lover's Summer Song" and "Moon Man" by Bobby Cannon, "Restless Gringo" and "The Lost & The Lonely" by Spiritus M, "Groovy Kinda Samba" and "The Juju Is The Thing" by Abra K Dabra, "Treasure Lee" and "Voodoo Juju" by Killer Steen, and "Tinka Bell" and "There's A Little Old Lady" by Tinka Bell. LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert D PattersonBeats To The Rhyme – A Collection Of Instrumental Hip Hop Records For The Beat Connoisseur (hardcover – with bonus CD) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 24.95
Think you know hip hop records? Think again – because if you only know the commercially released and vocal versions of the material, then you only know half the story – because among true collectors, the instrumental wax can be even more in-demand! This book opens up that secret world of hip hop – by detailing rare instrumental versions of hip hop albums – some issued only as promotional items, some only as record club or online releases, and some as dodgy bootlegs from the underground! The book has page after page of these releases – with label scans of the original records, alongside other release information, and a very well-done review for each item – a brilliant book that will really open you up to a greater range of hip hop vinyl to collect. There's listings for about 200 different instrumental records, plus more images and other details in the book – and the whole thing even features a bonus CD of instrumental mixes! Book
(Includes bonus CD mixed by DJ Spair!)

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Elvis PresleyElvis' Golden Records ... CD
RCA, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
20 tracks including "Hound Dog", "All Shook Up", "I Want You, I Need You, I love You", "Mystery Train", "Heartbreak Hotel", and "Blue Suede Shoes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis' Golden Records ... LP
RCA, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $36.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove in the LPM-1707 RE2 cover. Includes Elvis catalog inner sleeve. Cover has very light wear and is nice overall!)

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✨✧ Brian Setzer OrchestraRockabilly Riot Vol 1 – A Tribute To Sun Records ... CD
Surf Dog, 2005. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SkreamListenin' to The Records On My Wall/Give You Everything ... 12-inch
Tempa (UK), 2010. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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SorrowsTake A Heart – The Pye Records A & B Sides ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A huge package of material from The Sorrows – one full album, a wealth of rare singles, and even some solo material by group member Don Fardon too! The set begins with the album Take A Heart – a searing set from the mid 60s wave of the British scene – delivered with this mix of tunefulness and raw guitars that's totally great, echoed most strongly in the vocals, which really have an edge, even when delivering familiar themes on the lyrics – moodier than most, and in a really great way! The set then moves into a massive 28 more tracks that make up the a-sides and b-sides of the group's singles for Pye Records at the time – titles that include "Baby", "Gonna Find A Cave", "We Should Get Along Fine", "Pink Purple Yellow & Red", "My Gal", "Don't Sing No Sad Songs For Me", "Hooky", "Vivi", "Armchair King", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". The set then concludes with 10 more solo tracks from Don Fardon – some of the hardest to find material in the collection, and some of the most interesting too. Titles include "Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian", "Daytripper", "Coming On Strong", "Ruby's Picture On My Wall", "We Can Make It Together", "Dreamin Room", and "I Need Somebody". 50 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousAlligator Records – 20th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Alligator, 1991. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Music from Hound Dog Taylor, James Cotton, Professor Longhair, Koko Taylor, Tinsley Ellis, Kenny Neal, Elvin Bishop, Roy Buchanan, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Sonny Terry, and more. CD

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VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... CD
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great contemporary take on the vintage sound library mode – one that has a host of artists from the UK's ATA Records label turning out a sweet set of instrumentals for this really wonderful collection! ATA stands for All Things Analogue – and there's definitely an old school vibe to the whole set – really well-recorded funky drums, jazzy keyboards, riffing guitar, stepping basslines, and even a sweet bit of flute – shifting nicely to fit the different spirit of the different tracks, but still maintaining a nicely unified sound throughout! Titles include "Swamp Cat", "Cleared For Launch", "Mosey Rambler", "The Glass Eye", "Ice Cool", "Sensed Presence", "Going Galactic", and "The Actuator". CD
Also available ATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... LP 26.99

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VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... LP
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 30.99
A great contemporary take on the vintage sound library mode – one that has a host of artists from the UK's ATA Records label turning out a sweet set of instrumentals for this really wonderful collection! ATA stands for All Things Analogue – and there's definitely an old school vibe to the whole set – really well-recorded funky drums, jazzy keyboards, riffing guitar, stepping basslines, and even a sweet bit of flute – shifting nicely to fit the different spirit of the different tracks, but still maintaining a nicely unified sound throughout! Titles include "Swamp Cat", "Cleared For Launch", "Mosey Rambler", "The Glass Eye", "Ice Cool", "Sensed Presence", "Going Galactic", and "The Actuator". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available ATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... CD 14.99

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VariousBlue Moon & Bella Records (45 rpm 10 inch yellow vinyl LP) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
Rare sounds from the South Bay scene – completely rare singles from two tiny labels both owned by the same guy – Blue Moon and Bella Records, each of which issued only a handful of records apiece! Yet despite that fact, there's a rock-solid quality here that maybe matches some of the best indies of the Tennessee and Louisiana scenes of the time – served up with a similar ear for twang-heavy groups that maybe still have a bit of the hillbilly left in their sound, somewhere in the background – but who are definitely rockers right up front! The package is great – a very cool 45rpm 10" piece of vinyl – and a big booklet of notes and photos about the artists and the label – with titles that include "Bon Bom Baby" by Joe Jaros, "Bom Du Wa" by Toby & Ray, "The Mortal Monster Man" by The Savoys, "You're Like A Butterfly" by Chuck Royal & The Sharpsters, "Jugue" by The Downbeats, "Gonna Be Loved" by Linda & The Epics, "Turkey Neck Stretch" by Gradie O'Neal & The Bella Tones, "I've Got A Baby" by Clyde Arnold & The Sharps, and "Jo Ann Jo Ann" by Johnny Amelio. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousD-Vine Spirituals Records Story Vol 1 ... CD
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, New Copy ... $11.99 On January 14, 2022 (delayed)
... CD
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 14 (delayed).

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VariousD-Vine Spirituals Records Story Vol 1 ... LP
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, New Copy ... $17.99 On January 14, 2022 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 14 (delayed).

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VariousD-Vine Spirituals Records Story Vol 2 ... CD
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, New Copy ... $11.99 On January 14, 2022 (delayed)
... CD
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VariousD-Vine Spirituals Records Story Vol 2 ... LP
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, New Copy ... $17.99 On January 14, 2022 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousDebut Records – Autobiography In Jazz ... LP
Debut, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A cool collection of work on the legendary Debut label – including a number of tracks that are hard to find in any other format on vinyl! Titles include "Can You Blame Me" by Honey Gordon, "Notes To You" by Sam Most, "Makin Whoopee" by Don Senay, "Portrait" by Thad Jones, "Bebopper" by The Gordons, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Paul Bley, "Eclipse" by Janet Thurlow with Charles Mingus, "Paris In Blue" by Jackie Paris, and "Orientation" by Max Roach. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Note: labels are unglued, but included – very common flaw with this one.)

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VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The book is a painstakingly researched collection – and this soundtrack is just as carefully put together – with a great range of styles – heavily steeped in freaky funk, upbeat boogie, acid folk, offbeat psych, and trippy jazz! The range of sounds is really wonderful – with a feel that's somewhere between a Trunk Records or Finders Keepers compilation – and titles include "Intro (Excerpt)" by The Muzzy Band, "Spacing Out" by The Invaders, Diska Limba Man" by Medico Doktor Vibes, "Music Slave" by Jade, "White Panther" by Arcesia, "Never Come Back" by Boa, "ESP Switch" by Michael Farneti, "6.4 = Makeout" by Gary Wilson, "Just To Say Goodbye" by Russ Saul, "Cadillac Woman" by Stephen David Heitkotter, "Piledriver" by Dennis The Fox, "Old Time Feeling" by Circuit Rider, and "666" by Ray Torske. CD
(A great 2CD package – like a mini-hardcover book like package – with 44 pages of notes and photos!)
Also available Enjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... LP 28.99

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VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... LP
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The book is a painstakingly researched collection – and this soundtrack is just as carefully put together – with a great range of styles – heavily steeped in freaky funk, upbeat boogie, acid folk, offbeat psych, and trippy jazz! The range of sounds is really wonderful – with a feel that's somewhere between a Trunk Records or Finders Keepers compilation – and titles include "Intro (Excerpt)" by The Muzzy Band, "Spacing Out" by The Invaders, Diska Limba Man" by Medico Doktor Vibes, "Music Slave" by Jade, "White Panther" by Arcesia, "Never Come Back" by Boa, "ESP Switch" by Michael Farneti, "6.4 = Makeout" by Gary Wilson, "Just To Say Goodbye" by Russ Saul, "Cadillac Woman" by Stephen David Heitkotter, "Piledriver" by Dennis The Fox, "Old Time Feeling" by Circuit Rider, and "666" by Ray Torske. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with sticker indicating that the booklet is included. That sticker is partially covered with an old store sticker.)
Also available Enjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD 7.99

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VariousEquidity Funk – Hard To Find Gems From The Vaults Of P&P Records ... CD
P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
We're not sure what "equidity" means – but the grooves here are so great, we're hardly going to ask for a definition! The package is filled with plenty of the funk promised in the title – but often in ways that are really odd and offbeat – just what you'd expect from a mighty trip through the legendary P&P Records archives! Notes are a bit spare, but most tracks here appear to be from the late 70s and early 80s – mixing earlier funk modes with bits of club and old school hip hop – the latter of which makes for some of the best numbers here, cuts that really step out with a street party sort of feel. Titles include "Robot Dance" by Marvin Wright, "New York Computer Break Dance" by Stax, "Game Of Life (inst" by Lavara & E Mallison, "Gangster Rock" by Little Starsky, "Anyway I Can" by Milton Floyd, "Pound For Pound" by Le'O Roy, "Robot Dance" by Milton Wright, "Disco Hop" by Fly Guy, "Equidity Funk" by Mistafide, "Funk Rap (inst)" by Ikim & Bacardi, "This Is The Way To Break Dance" by Super Coper & Clarence Breaker, and "Let's Do It" by Jesse Gee. CD

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VariousFlash Records Story – Popular Platters Recorded & Retailed ... CD
Flash/Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 24.99
A reverent, nicely put together telling of the Flash Records Story – Charlie Reynolds' record label and retail outpost in mid-to-late 50s LA that put out numerous incredible R&B, raucous doo wop and otherwise jumpin' singles in the latter half of the decade! This collection is incredibly comprehensive – featuring nearly all of the Flash releases from 1955 to 1959 – and it's got rumbling rhtythm & blues, tender proto soul numbers, solo vocal belters, cooing doo wop groups and and more! This Ace collection is beautifully well done even by their excellent standard – with thick, 40 page booklet with excellent notes and filled with great photos – and it features 60 tracks on 2CD. Includes "Hurry, Hurry Baby" by Sidney Maiden, :The Devil's Cousin" by The Jayhawks, "It Ain't To Play With" by Sheryl Crowley, "Gonna Hold On" by Frank Patt, "Ooh-La-Cha-Cha" by The Fabulous Preston Combo, "Mr Boogie" by Judge Davis, "Hambone" by Mamie Jenkins", "Annie May" by The Arrows, "Don't Go Baby" by The Cubans, "Are You Alright?" by Paul Clifton, "Slow Down" by Gus Jenkins and many more. CD

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A searing collection of work from the tiny Garland Record label – most of which was not issued at the time, but which together presents the label as a powerhouse of newly-minted hard rock from the Northwest scene! This package definitely blows away previous collections of work on the label – and has a very different vibe too, as you might guess from the Kiss-style makeup of the group who play on the cover! For some reason, only three of these cuts saw the light of day at the end of the 60s – which makes the whole thing a wonderfully rich discovery – full of the kind of raw, rare, hard rock treasures you usually find on more metal-centric labels. Titles include "Back Street Queen" and "Slave Driver" by Eclipse, "Stone Mountain" by The Other Side, "They'll Pass Me By" and "Day Dreams II" by Messick, "Don't Be A Fool" by Inner Circle, "Thor's Hammer" by Loyal Opposition, "Hey Joe" by Zero End, and "Don't Want To Be Alone" by High Voltage. CD
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A searing collection of work from the tiny Garland Record label – most of which was not issued at the time, but which together presents the label as a powerhouse of newly-minted hard rock from the Northwest scene! This package definitely blows away previous collections of work on the label – and has a very different vibe too, as you might guess from the Kiss-style makeup of the group who play on the cover! For some reason, only three of these cuts saw the light of day at the end of the 60s – which makes the whole thing a wonderfully rich discovery – full of the kind of raw, rare, hard rock treasures you usually find on more metal-centric labels. Titles include "Back Street Queen" and "Slave Driver" by Eclipse, "Stone Mountain" by The Other Side, "They'll Pass Me By" and "Day Dreams II" by Messick, "Don't Be A Fool" by Inner Circle, "Thor's Hammer" by Loyal Opposition, "Hey Joe" by Zero End, and "Don't Want To Be Alone" by High Voltage. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box ... CD 15.99

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really cool collection of work from the surprisingly deep musical well of Garland Records – a Pacific Northwest imprint that's maybe best known for some garagey gems, but who here display a great ability to cut country-tinged records too! The vibe here is a bit Bakersfield, but filtered through some of the country rock modes that were bubbling up on the LA scene too – far from Nashville, with leaner arrangements and strong use of guitar in the lead – served up by a host of obscure Oregon acts who also echo that shifting wave north of country music audiences as Cali was changing in the 60s! The package is as well done as other entries in this series – and titles include "Hard Workin Woman" and "Tippy Toeing" by Cascade Sweethearts, "Since Daddy's Not Around" by Jim Thompson & The Colts, "China Doll" by Geronia Coyle & The G Tones, "Friends Of Mine" by The Heard, "You Aint' Goin Nowhere" by Tyme, "Laura" by Chuck Wray, and "There's A Time & A Place For Everything" by Hubert Averette & The G Tones. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGolden Groups Part 49 – The Best Of Times Square Records – Vol 2 – Acappella Groups ... LP
Relic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
With selections by Vitones, El Sierros, Crests, Camelots, Timetones, Flamingos, Lytations, Youngones, Teen 5, Gents, and Fairlanes. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 1 – Dancin & Steppin – Hitchhike To Heartbreak Road ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 About February 1, 2022
Think you know Hi Records? Guess again – because this sublime set of rarities has way more Memphis soul than just the work of Al Green, Ann Peebles, and Willie Mitchell! The special package features lots of lesser-known cuts from the vaults of Hi – including a fair bit of upbeat singles that showcase more of a dancefloor soul side of the legendary imprint – music that's still got a fair bit of deep soul in the vocals, but which also shows a bit more Memphis snap in the rhythms – a great mixing of modes that lies in a space that's somewhere between Northern and Southern soul standards of the time. There's a huge amount of tracks here we'd somehow missed over the years – and titles include "Stepchild" by Venice, "So Good To Me" by George Jackson, "Help Yourself" by 5 Royals, "Farmer John" by Four Kings, "Hitchhike To Heartbreak Road" by Bobo Mr Soul, "Save The Last Dance For Me" by Henry Shed, "Frankenstein Walk" by Gene Miller, "I Want To Be There" by The Four Kings, "We've Got Everything" by T 99, "Hard Luck" by Bobby McClure, "Still Around" by James Fry, and "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by Ebony Web. CD

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✨✧ VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 2 – Funky & Groovy – Harlem Shuffle ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 About February 1, 2022
The funky side of Hi Records – music that goes way past the mellow burning soul you might normally know from the label – served up here in a wealth of rare singles from the Memphis powerhouse of soul! Hi had a lot more going on in the 70s than just the big hits and classic albums that most people know – and the cuts here show a version of the label that was working every bit as hard as Stax to come up with fresh grooves and unusual ways of mixing southern soul and funk for the new generation! The set list is huge – 25 numbers, many of which should be pretty fresh to your ears – and titles include "Sweet Thing" by Willie Walker, "Slidin In & Out" by The Memphians, "Got To Find My Baby" by James Gadson, "Fried Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, "Everybody Got Soul" by Gene Miller, "Disco Hustle" by Heinsight, "If You Can't Please Your Woman" by Tuxedo, "Love Map" by Lyndon, "You Made Me What I Am" by Erma Coffee, and "Patricia" by George Jackson. CD

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✨✧ VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 3 – Tender & Mellow – Any Way The Wind Blows ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 About February 1, 2022
Hi Records way past the hits – served up here in a wonderful batch of rare singles that go way past the obvious numbers you may know from the label! Most of the cuts have this mellow groove that's mighty nice – not totally laidback, but kind of slow-stepping in a style that takes off from the usual Willie Mitchell territory – and has different elements with each of the many singers in the set – a lineup that includes many folks you may not have known worked for the label! Deep soul pervades, but the approach often has some of those modern mellow elements that were coming into hipper southern scenes in the mid 70s – a great maturation that really comes through in a track selection that includes "I Must Be Losin You" by Willie Clayton, "Satisfactorize Your Mind" by Africano, "Now That I've Found You" by The Masqueraders, "Trying To Live My Life Without You" by Venice, "What Do You Mean" by Gene Miller, "He's Got It" by Known Facts, "Baby Love" by Gene Anderson, "Any Ways The Wind Blows" by Erma Coffee, "What Made You Change" by Eddie McGhee, and "When The Battle Is Over" by The Joint Venture. CD

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✨✧ VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 4 – Slow & Deep – Sweetness Ain't Sweet No More ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 About February 1, 2022
Hi Records goes nice and deep – not just in a deep soul style, but in a setting that also showcases some of the lesser-known talents who recorded for the legendary Memphis soul label! The package is overstuffed with rare goodies from the vaults of Hi – 26 tracks that include a fair bit of really obscure gems from the Memphis scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a motherlode of music that's almost like digging into some of the deeper reaches of the Stax/Volt single collections! There's a few more familiar names here, but we really treasure the more obscure artists – who come together in a very unified collection of laidback, mellow-grooving, deep soul numbers. Titles include "Mama's Boy" by James Fry, "Sweetness Ain't Sweet No More" by T99, "Is It Over" by David Duke, "Say Yes To Love" by Willie Clayton, "I Love Her" by Willie Walker, "I Wanna Share Everything" by Teacher's Edition, "Wake Up Fool" by Masqueraders, "I'm Gonna Wait" by George Jackson, "Hey Little Girl" by Norm West, "Charlie Tuttle" by Sam Mosley, "Back To You" by Jean Plum, "She's My Woman" by Bobo Mr Soul, "That's The Man Is For" by Phillip Mitchell, and "Be Good To You" by Jimmy Mack. CD

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VariousHot Sauce Vol 2 – Rocksteady & Boss Reggae 1965 to 1975 – 14 Jamaican Gems From The Vaults Of Trojan Records (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Harlem Shuffle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.99
Great work from this series that really knows how to dig deep into the early years of reggae – going past some of the oft-reissued tracks to pull up some rare gems from a nice variety of small indie labels! The work here perfectly bridges the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s – tracks that are bubbling over with the new rhythmic experiments from Jamaica, but which have more than enough soul to get some global play as well – served up on cuts that include "Hot Sauce" by Dave Barker, "Psychedelic Reggae" by Winston Wright with The Supersonics, "Together" by Delroy Wilson, "Ride On Ride On" by Big Youth & Dennis Brown, "Reggae In The Fields" by Augustus Pablo, "Someday Someway" by The Leaders, "Keep On Pushing" by Lloyd & Glen, "Music Is The Key" by Roy Shirley, and "Hold Him Joe" by Glen Adams. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousImpulse Records – Music, Message, & The Moment ... CD
Impulse, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 29.98
A stunning collection of work from the legendary Impulse Records catalog – a double-length set that focuses on the most spiritual side of the label! Red, green, and black are often used together as the colors of righteousness – but the orange and black of Impulse has stood strong as the standard for hip, forward-thinking jazz for decades – especially given the label's legacy of late 60s/early 70s material that's featured here strongly! A different title for the set might be "John Coltrane & His Children" – as the set begins with a key work from Trane, then moves into all these other tracks that showcase the opening spiritual side of jazz as the 60s moved on. Titles include "Sister Mamie" by Yusef Lateef, "Just Us Blues" by Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet, "Garvey's Ghost" by Max Roach, "The Creator Has A Master Plan (edit)" by Pharoah Sanders, "The Rights Of All" by Oliver Nelson, "Freedom Dance" by Shirley Scott, "We Shall Overcome" by Charlie Haden, "Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe" by Albert Ayler, "Lament" by Michael White, "Imani" by Dewey Redman, "Awakening" by Ahmad Jamal, "Blues For Brother George Jackson" by Archie Shepp, "Bismillahi Rrahmani Rrahim" by Marion Brown, "Blue Nile" by Alice Coltrane", and the cuts "Africa", "Alabama", "Reverend King", and "Up Gainst The Wall" by John Coltrane himself. CD

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VariousIndividuals – Jazz Greats From CBS Records ... LP
Columbia, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Promo sampler that features selections by Weather Report, Jaroslav Jakubovic, Bob James, Woody Shaw, Ramsey Lewis, Willie Bobo, Maynard Ferguson, Rodney Franklin, Dexter Gordon, Tom Scott, Billy Cobham, Stan Getz, The Heath Brothers, Steve Khan, Ronnie Foster, Stephane Grappelli, and Bobby Hutcherson. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousIntroduction To Ictus Records' 30th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Ictus, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
An incredible tribute to the long-running Ictus label – home to some great recordings of avant jazz and improvised music over the last 30 years! Intro CD includes 12 tracks from the larger box set. CD

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VariousJazzy Ladies Of Society Hill Records Vol 2 ... CD
Society Hill, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Philadelphia is a city with lots of jazzy ladies – thanks to that special blend of jazz, soul, and class that really blossomed in the city during the 70s – and which has left Philly with a musical legacy that's distinct from so many other towns! That legacy is still going strong here – with full arrangements directed by Butch Ingram, of the legendary group Ingram – and lead vocals delivered by a host of Philly female singers, both classic and contemporary! Titles include "Overjoyed" by Marki Fields, "Bye Bye Baby" by Jean Carne, "Someday We'll All Be Free" by Vanessa Farley, "Where Or When" by Toni Richards, "Autumn Leaves" by Carla Benson, "What's New" by Toni Richards, "Where Are You Now" by Coretta Davis, and "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Vanessa Farley. CD

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VariousJustin Time Records Sampler Summer 06 ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2006. Used ... $1.99
Music from Chet Doxas Quartet, DD Jackson, John Stetch Trio, David Murray, Oliver Jones, Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, Byran Lee, and more. CD
(Promotional release packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousKenny Dope & Keb Darge Presents Kay Dee Records ... CD
Kay Dee, 2006. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Kenny Dope and Keb Darge together – an amazing team that's already resulted in some incredible records! Both Kenny and Keb are well-known for their record-hounding skills – and they've turned that energy towards the incredible Kay-Dee label – home to killer 45s both old and new, and fast becoming one of the best sources for all things deep and funky! This tasty little set brings together some of the best work unearthed by the pair – some of it in Kenny Dope edits that firmly respect the structure of the original tunes, but bring up the funkiest elements that might have been slightly buried in the original studio mix. CD features 15 titles, including "Spread Love" by Harris & Orr, "Got To Get Your Love" by Gary Davis, "Nervous Like Me" by The Dap Kings, "Tell Me" by Rickey Calloway & The Crack Mirrow Band, "Mr Hot Pants (aka Across The Track)" by The Believers, "Look At What You Can Get (Kenny Dope edit)" and "Bahama Soul Step (Kenny Dope edit)" by Funky Nassau, "I'm So In Love With You" by Wizdom, "Nervous (raw mix)" by New Mastersounds, and "Boogie With Your Baby (Kenny Dope edit)" by Willie J & Co. CD

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VariousKenny Dope & Keb Darge Presents Kay Dee Records Vol 2 ... CD
Kay Dee, 1970s. Used ... $18.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – all hand-picked by Keb Darge and Kenny Dope, two names we trust more than most when it comes to rare funk! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and a handful are presented here in new edits by Kenny – not remixes, and very much in the spirit of the original 45s – but re-presented in ways that bring up the funkiest bits from the bottom! The sound quality here is great – often much clearer than the original 45s – and the package is even better than the first set – a much-needed dose of the funky Kay Dee sound for the CD market. Titles include Kenny Dope mixes of "Save The Youth" by Mellow Madness, "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Family Of Eve, "Puddin" by Belle Farms Estate, "Shed A Tear" by Rickey Calloway, "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright, and "Masterpiece" by Clarence Reid – plus the cuts "Latin Freak" by 7 Miles Per Hour Band, "Lay It On Me" by Willie Johnson, "I'm Your Man" by Spade Brigade, "Super Strut" by Kashmere Stage Band, and "What It Takes To Live" by Chosen Few Band. CD
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VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1 – Dirty Work Going On ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge collection of rare blues material from west coast powerhouse label Kent/Modern Records – a really important indie during the postwar R&B scene in LA, still going strong here well into the 60s! Modern was a real pioneer in recording electrified blues during the 50s – maybe every bit as important as Chess Records, with a roster of talent that drew from the Memphis and Texas scenes, and which also included blues musicians who'd migrated west as well! The Modern approach always lived up to its name – helping evolve rootsier styles into more sophisticated modes, often unlocking currents of jazz and nascent soul in the music – so that by the time of the 60s, the company (and its related Kent Records imprint) kept on moving things forward – recording so much amazing work, a good deal of it was never even issued on record at the time. That's definitely the case here – as the collection brings together a large number of tracks that either appear here for the first time ever, or which didn't make their debut until Japanese CD releases back in the 90s – brought together in a collection of 26 tracks with plenty of appeal for fans of raw soul too. Titles include "Blues In G Minor" by Big Jay McNeely, "Let Me Be Your Eagle Baby (take 1)" by King Solomon, "Go Ahead (take 1)" by Fillmore Slim, "Jimmy's Special" by Little Joe Blue, "Sweet Little Angel" by Larry Davis, "Jealous Woman" by T-Bone Walker, "On My Way Back Home (alt)" by Flash Terry, "Fast Gun Annie" by Billy Ray, "Consider Yourself (ext)" by Stacy Johnson, "Down Now (take 3)" by BB King, "New Figure" by King Solomon, and "One Thing We Know" by Flash Terry. CD

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VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 2 – If I Have To Wreck LA ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Fantastic west coast blues from the 60s, none of issued at the time – collected together here in a set that really shows the continuing evolution of the sound of LA! During the 60s, the city's blues took on some of the transformations that were happing in Chicago – with similar roots in a southern scene that moved into a hipper, more urban environment – where blues phrasing was more electrified, and mixed with influences from soul and jazz – often with some funky hybrids along the way! All the cuts here were recorded by Kent Records – the clear black music powerhouse of the west coast at the time – and half were issued on rare Japanese CDs in the 90s, the other 12 appear here for the first time ever – and as usual with Ace, the presentation, notes, and sound quality are wonderful. Titles include "Mama Said" and "Hey Baby" by Willie Headen, "Address In My Hand" and "Soul Blues" by Willie Garland, "Christine" and "Baby Don't Tear My Clothes" by Model T Slim, "Blues Pain" by Lowell Fulson, "You Told Me A Lie" by Smokey Wilson, "Before Day" by Big Mama Thornton, and "Rocks In My Pillow" and "Let Me Play With Your Poodle" by Long Gone Miles. CD

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

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VariousLadies Choice – The Pen Of Swan Records (mono blue vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Swan/Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $25.99
A wonderful collection of work from Swan Records – the legendary Philly indie who was one of the city's first great sources of rock, pop, and soul – presented here in a special focus on female artists who recorded for the label! The package has some very well-chosen cuts – as a number of these were issued only as promo singles, which makes the whole thing essential even if you've got other Swan work in your collection – and even better as an introduction to girl singers and groups who were first beginning to forge the Philly sound! Titles include "Ladies Choice" by Patty Saturday, "Laughin" by Ginger Davis & The Snaps, "My Special Boy" by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch" by The Tomboys, "Where Is Johnny Now" by The Sapphires, "Nothin Much Tom Cat" by Ruth & Sherry, "He's Mine" by The Swans, "Hang It Up" by Joy Dawn, "Gonna Find The Right Boy" by Audrey Slo, "When He Comes Along" by The McKinleys, and the unissued cut "Bongos On The Beach" by The Three Degrees. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... CD
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that let gospel acts press their own records, some of which were then pulled up to record for the main imprint – some of whom never fully got their due – a great assortment of soulful groups collected here for the first time ever! There's some really wonderful material here – and the set really shows that embrace of deeper soul styles that the gospel world was making in the late 60s on labels like Chess or Peacock, carried over strongly here with a very special Memphis sort of vibe. Titles include "Rock My Soul" by The Masonic Travelers, "Too Late Too Late" by The Chosen Wonders, "You Can't Hurry God" by The QCs, "In The Last Day" by The Hewlett Sisters, "Keep On Pushing" by The Calvary Nightingales, "Call On Him" by The Silver Wings, "Someone Who Cares" by The Dixie Wonders, "I Want To Move A Little Higher" by The Seven Souls, "Sinner Man" by The Bible Tones, "Every Knee Must Bow" by The Southern Nightingales, and "Just Over The Hill" by The Spiritual Harmonizers. CD
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... LP 15.99

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... LP
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that let gospel acts press their own records, some of which were then pulled up to record for the main imprint – some of whom never fully got their due – a great assortment of soulful groups collected here for the first time ever! There's some really wonderful material here – and the set really shows that embrace of deeper soul styles that the gospel world was making in the late 60s on labels like Chess or Peacock, carried over strongly here with a very special Memphis sort of vibe. Titles include "Rock My Soul" by The Masonic Travelers, "Too Late Too Late" by The Chosen Wonders, "You Can't Hurry God" by The QCs, "In The Last Day" by The Hewlett Sisters, "Keep On Pushing" by The Calvary Nightingales, "Call On Him" by The Silver Wings, "Someone Who Cares" by The Dixie Wonders, "I Want To Move A Little Higher" by The Seven Souls, "Sinner Man" by The Bible Tones, "Every Knee Must Bow" by The Southern Nightingales, and "Just Over The Hill" by The Spiritual Harmonizers. LP, Vinyl record album
(A great package – in a very cool die-cut sleeve!)
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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... CD
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Rare gospel gems that go way past the usual – tracks recorded for the small JCR label in Memphis during the 70s, but done with a stripped-down vibe that's much more like postwar gospel overall! Most of the acts here are pretty darn obscure – groups that were inspired by the spirit and burning with a message – driven to take their amazing vocal skills to the JCR/D-Vine studios, where they got a chance to immortalize their music on wax – even if bigger national sales didn't necessarily follow! The rootsiness of this music is wonderful – usually just vocals, a lead and harmony associations, backed by an instrument or two – but also handled with much more modern soul-based phrasing than work of this sort might have had a few decades before. As with the first volume, the quality level is amazing – the kind of killer gems that make digging for more obscure gospel music so rewarding – served up in a set list of 17 tracks that include "Man On The Moon" by The Breckenridge Singers, "I Thank You Lord" by The Stars Of Faith, "Be So Glad" by The Chosen Wonders, "Until My Days Are Done" by The Masonic Travelers, "Leaning On The Lord" by The Canton Spirituals, "Save Me Jesus" by The Sons Of Harmony, "Stand By Me" by The Dixie Wonders, "Little Wooden Church" by The Silver Trumpets, and "Never Grow Old" by The Bible Tones. CD
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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... LP
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 20.99
Rare gospel gems that go way past the usual – tracks recorded for the small JCR label in Memphis during the 70s, but done with a stripped-down vibe that's much more like postwar gospel overall! Most of the acts here are pretty darn obscure – groups that were inspired by the spirit and burning with a message – driven to take their amazing vocal skills to the JCR/D-Vine studios, where they got a chance to immortalize their music on wax – even if bigger national sales didn't necessarily follow! The rootsiness of this music is wonderful – usually just vocals, a lead and harmony associations, backed by an instrument or two – but also handled with much more modern soul-based phrasing than work of this sort might have had a few decades before. As with the first volume, the quality level is amazing – the kind of killer gems that make digging for more obscure gospel music so rewarding – served up in a set list of 17 tracks that include "Man On The Moon" by The Breckenridge Singers, "I Thank You Lord" by The Stars Of Faith, "Be So Glad" by The Chosen Wonders, "Until My Days Are Done" by The Masonic Travelers, "Leaning On The Lord" by The Canton Spirituals, "Save Me Jesus" by The Sons Of Harmony, "Stand By Me" by The Dixie Wonders, "Little Wooden Church" by The Silver Trumpets, and "Never Grow Old" by The Bible Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
(A very cool package – in a die-cut cover, with booklet!)
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... CD 11.99

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VariousLaurie Records Story Vol 3 – Girls & Girl Groups ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Great girl group grooves from Laurie Records – one of the powerhouses of the genre during the 60s! The set brings together some of the best that Laurie had to offer at the time – not just hits, but some great lesser-known gems that really make the package stand out from other girl group sets on the market – a wonderful collection of both rock and soul cuts that show there's still plenty left to discover if you know where to dig! Tracks are pulled not just from the main Laurie label, but also from other imprints too – including the Rust, Providence, and Harmon labels – and as usual, Ace has done a bang-up job with the notes and images – helping us learn plenty about the music while our ears are enjoying the sounds. Titles include "Hanky Panky" by The Summits, "Shy Guy" by The Charmers, "You're The Love Of My Life" by Brenda Lee Jones, "Stop Look & Listen" by The Chiffons, "He's Mine" by Linda & The Lindettes, "Your Big Mistake" by The Del-Rons, "I Still Love You" by Les Girls, "He's My Dream Boy" by Marie Antoinette, "How Can I Be Sure" by Gloria Dennis, "Circus Girl" by Bernadette Carroll, "Whenever A Teenager Cries" by The Jeans, "Nothing Went Right" by Lorrie Darnell, and "Your Life Is Gone" by Reparata. CD

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VariousLeon Gardner's Igloo Records ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Igloo Records was a teeny tiny label on the LA scene of the early 70s – but all of its releases turned out to be killers – most handled by the hip-looking Leon Gardner on the cover! The music is often heavy with the kind of deep funk you'd expect from rare singles at the time – but Gardner also has an ear for more complex sounds at times, and brings in some jazz moments that really give the Igloo titles a unique vibe – always with plenty of grit in the grooves, as befits a small indie label – but with an ear for the music that also makes us wonder what Gardner could have done, had someone given him the keys to a bigger label and studio for his productions! We'd love a bit more in the way of notes – but that's to be expected, as Leon was somewhat of a mysterious figure – and the music is more than great enough on its own, with titles that include "Farm Song", "Be There", "My Love Is Growing", "Who Are You", "Beef Jerky", "Tuff Lover", "Wonderful World Of Children", "You Gonna Cry", and "You Don't Care" by Leon Gardner himself – plus "You're My Love" by Eddie Lewis, "I've Cried" by The Jhamels, and "Petty Cash" and "Ropeokra" by Wallace Petty Combo. CD
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VariousLeon Gardner's Igloo Records ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
Igloo Records was a teeny tiny label on the LA scene of the early 70s – but all of its releases turned out to be killers – most handled by the hip-looking Leon Gardner on the cover! The music is often heavy with the kind of deep funk you'd expect from rare singles at the time – but Gardner also has an ear for more complex sounds at times, and brings in some jazz moments that really give the Igloo titles a unique vibe – always with plenty of grit in the grooves, as befits a small indie label – but with an ear for the music that also makes us wonder what Gardner could have done, had someone given him the keys to a bigger label and studio for his productions! We'd love a bit more in the way of notes – but that's to be expected, as Leon was somewhat of a mysterious figure – and the music is more than great enough on its own, with titles that include "Farm Song", "Be There", "My Love Is Growing", "Who Are You", "Beef Jerky", "Tuff Lover", "Wonderful World Of Children", "You Gonna Cry", and "You Don't Care" by Leon Gardner himself – plus "You're My Love" by Eddie Lewis, "I've Cried" by The Jhamels, and "Petty Cash" and "Ropeokra" by Wallace Petty Combo. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousLet The Electric Children Play – The Underground Story Of Transatlantic Records 1968 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99 About January 7, 2022 (delayed)
A very cool look at the freakiest years of the legendary Transatlantic Records label – an important British imprint that was essential to blues and folk in the late 60s, but which also released some much trippier material too! The music here is a frenetic blend of jazz, folk, prog, and some surprisingly funky modes at times – a really fresh, freewheeling assemblage of different musical elements by a younger generation of musicians who were neither slavish to their influences, nor willing to let anyone hold back their creativity! Bigger names on the Transatlantic label have gotten huge rediscovery in recent years, but many of the artists here are much more obscure – brought together beautifully, along with a big booklet of notes that really gets at the diversity of the music. Titles include "Norwegian Wood" and "II BS" by Circus, "We Can Swing Together" and "Obadiah's Grave" by Alan Hull, "Metamorphosis" and "Billy The Monster" by The Deviants, "Paint It Black" and "We've Had It" by Jody Grind, "Skin Valley Serenade" by Skin Alley, "Criminal World" by Metro, "Mendle" by Mr Fox, "Don't Ever Give Up Trying" by Unicorn, "Mice & Rats In The Loft" by Jan Dukes De Grey, "Born To Be Free" by Marsupilami, "All In Your Mind" by Stray, "Tear Down The Wall" by Peter Bardens, "A Distant Thought A Point Of Light" by CMU, "Shelter" by Renia, "Opening Move" by Gryphon, "Journey's End" by Decameron, "Saturday Round About Sunday (single version)" by The Humblebums, and "Mona" by Mick Farren. 49 tracks in all! CD

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VariousLittle Heart Attacks From North Carolina – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From Little Oak Records (10 inch LP, booklet, & CD set) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A very cool little package – one that comes in a 10" record jacket, features a 10" record, and also a bonus booklet of notes and a CD with lots more music too – all to document the ultra-rare Oak Records label – a small company that put out some real killers at the end of the 50s! Oak was a tiny imprint way out in tobacco country in North Carolina, but they had a great ear for some homegrown talent who really knew how to knock a tune out in the studio – the kind of cuts that would leap right from the grooves of an indie 45, at a level that's made these gems some top-shelf treasures for collectors over the years. The package features 12 tracks on the LP, 25 on the CD, and comes with a full color booklet of notes and images, telling the Oak Records story – alongside cuts that include "My Honey My Honda" by Frank Rice, "Haystack Rock & Roll" by P Jay & The Haystackers, "Little Heart Attacks" by Glenn Johnson & The Acorns, "Sweet Thing" by Bobby Green & The Sportsmen, "Run Here Honey" by Glenn Johnson & The Acorns, "Liza Jane Bop" by Don Hager & The Hot Tots, "Dr Nack's Tom Cat" by Frank Rice, "Bermudas" by Big Jay Mercer, "Little Heart Attacks" by Bobby Green & The Sportsmen, and "Sure Is A Cryin Shame" by Big Jay Mercer. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... CD
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. CD
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VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... LP
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousMichael Campbell's Best Of P&P Records ... CD
P&P, Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A P&P funky disco "best of" Michael Campbell – featuring standout stormers by his groups High Fidelity and High Voltage – plus a couple of Campbell's best productions for others! The heart of this tight compilation are the monster club cuts by the High. . . .groups – High Fidelity, High Voltage and Michael Campbell & High Volt – all heavily percussive jams that'll shake dance floors for as long as DJs play them – and we'd recommend forever for that! It kicks off with the 11-minute "Rock, Spank, Freak" by High Voltage and the nearly 7-minute "We Are Making Music (Part 1)" by Michael Campbell & High Volt – and includes "Life Time", "Dedicated", "Love Champ", "From Us To You", "Destiny" and "Magic Carpet" by High Fidelity. Last, but not least – instrumental versions of "Going To A Disco To-Night" by Little Scotty and "Dance To The Beat Freakout" by Wayne Ford. It's not a mix set, either – it's got 10 full length versions from P&P – and 68 minutes of club-scorching genius! CD

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VariousPatrick Adams' Best Of P&P Records ... CD
P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Patrick Adams picks the best of P&P Records – and the man definitely knows what he's doing – given that he was one of the "P's" in the label's name! The tunes here are heavy on those cool spaced-out grooves that Adams did so well – that wonderfully hip, and very underground style he used after an initial few years in more mainstream soul – the trademark imprint of P&P, and the reason why the label's tunes have gone onto influence so many others over the years! The grooves are all sublime – from quick-stepping moogy numbers, to mellower tracks that stretch out in this great sort of gentle funk – all tied together with a united production aesthetic and lots of shared sympathies between the artists. Titles include "Dance Dance Dance" by Marta Acuna, "Jump Jump Jump" by The Musicmakers, "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is Woman" by Margie Lomax, "God Save & Protect All The Children" by Margo Williams, "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra – and "Flying High", "Disco Juice", "Happy Music", and "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By" by Cloud One. CD

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VariousPillows & Prayers – Cherry Red Records 1981 to 1984 Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 16.99
A great re-presentation of this classic compilation on Cherry Red Records! The music here really gets at the genius of Cherry Red in the post-punk years – as the label was one of the few to really embrace all the many styles that were percolating in the UK – as you'll hear on the selection of work that runs from punkish to personal, experimental to evacuated, most of it still as fresh today as it was a few decades back! Cherry Red was home to so many of our favorites back in the day – and still continues to please us in recent years too – and this set of 31 tracks is a great testament to their genius. Titles include "Plain Sailing" by Tracy Thorn, "Penelope Tree" by Felt, "Chenko" by Red Box, "A Place In The Sun" by Marine Girls, "It's A Fine Day" by Jane, "Feathering The Nest" by Kevin Hewick, "Love In Your Heart" by Kevin Coyne, "Some Things Don't Matter" by Ben Watt, "Compulsion" by Joe Crow, "Stop The Music For A Minute" by Quentin Crisp, "Don't Blink" by The Nightingales, "On My Mind" by Everything But The Girls, "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens" by The Monochrome Set, "Un Homme Et Une Femme" by Morgan Fisher, "Shouting In Cafes" by In Embrace, "I'm Used Now" by Grab Grab The Haddock, and "Walter & John" by Ben Watt & Robert Wyatt. CD

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VariousRecords Records Records – Drowning In A Sea Of Cramps ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Further proof that the 7" single is a never-ending well of fantastic sounds – a vinyl hinterland where just about anything can happen – and where songs of all styles provide a mindblowing journey in music! This set follows the same spirit of the other Cramps-inspired collections on Righteous – and continues their deep deep dig into overlooked gems from the glory days of the indie single – a mix of R&B, raw instrumentals, gritty soul, offbeat rock, crazy pop, and lots lots more – served up in a set of 52 tracks that includes "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, "Rise Up & Walk" by Troy Dodds, "The Slib" by JC Davis, "Do The Whip" by Skip Cole, "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Pretty Baby" by The Vibes, "Bullfrog" by Johnny Moore & His New Blazers, "Haunted Sax" by The Night Caps, "Wooden Bird Twist" by Buddy Vincent, "Ghoshamody Whatabody" by Glen Goza, "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey, and "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel. CD

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VariousRip It Up – The Best Of Specialty Records ... LP
Specialty/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A hard-hitting collection of gems from the legendary Specialty Records – that west coast powerhouse of R&B that helped take the music into the rock and roll generation too! Specialty was key at opening the door for new sounds in the 50s – and although a relatively small imprint, the company gave the world some key crossover cuts in the pre-soul years, both from LA and New Orleans – a good number of which you'll hear on this set! The package features new liner notes from Billy Vera – who wrote a book on the label with the same title – and tracks include "Ain't It A Shame" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price, "RM Blues" and "Information Blues" by Roy Milton, "Rip It Up" and "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, "I'll Come Running Back To You" by Sam Cooke, "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Lost Love" by Percy Mayfield, "Bony Moronie" and "Short Fat Fannie" by Larry Williams, "Dream Girl" by Jesse & Marvin, "Pink Champagne" by Joe Liggins, and "Drunk" by Jimmy Liggins. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShe Wants You – Pye Records' Feminine Side 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic Brit girl pop from the 60s – from one of the labels who did it better than most! Pye Records was famously home to Petula Clark, but the company had lots of other wonderful female singers in its lineup – and over the course of the 60s, they continually set the tone for new standards in British music – taking on all the right inspirations from American pop and soul, but also delivering the goods with that uniquely English style of arranging and producing – always with an extra punch that makes every one of these tracks a gem! The set's got a really good range of material – a few bigger names, and lots of more obscure singers – including a few heard here in earlier years, before moving onto more rock-based work in the 70s. The insides of the booklet are as lively as the cover – great images of the singers, rare records, and other vintage materials – alongside 25 tracks that include "Adam Can You Beat That" by Dana Gillespie, "I Can't Break The Habit" by The Ferris Wheel, "Lost Summer Love" by Lorraine Silver, "I Run To Hide" by Anita Harris, "I Want You" by Jeannie & The Big Guys, "Run To Me" by Glenda Collins, "Seven Letters" by Margo & The Marvetts, "Thank Goodness For The Rain" by Peanut, "Hollywood" by Jackie Trent, "Rain" by Petula Clark, "Question" by Sandra Barry, "The Life That I Lead" by The New Faces, "Dark Shadows & Empty Hallways" by Tammy St John, "Your Kind Of Love" by The Breakaways, and "How Can I Hide It From My Heart" by Maxine Darren. CD

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VariousSons Of Winded Armies – An Expel Records Compilation ... CD
Expel, 2003. Used ... $2.99
10 tracks from Telefecteau, Brookhaven, Roche, Clay Payton, Ecru, and Hinokuma. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul Love Now – The Black Fire Records Story 1975 to 1993 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A great look at one of our favorite record labels of all time – a company that was one of the first we ever worked together with, back when we started Dusty Groove – and whose music has been a huge inspiration to us for decades! Black Fire is a really special record label from the DC area – not just a jazz imprint, but more of an artistic collective – maybe similar to what Tribe Records was to the Detroit scene of the 70s, but also more open to more soulful sounds too – which is what really makes so many of these tracks so great – as they have a perfect balance between jazz, funk, and soul – kind of that through-line that the Chicago scene had as things moved from Sun Ra, to Phil Cohran, on to the Pharoahs and Earth Wind & Fire! That trajectory is key here – as many of the players were rooted in more avant jazz styles, but were also eager to communicate their message in ways that were more universal – which is why the music here has such lasting appeal over the years – as it's filled with messages of love and peace, life and pride – with an intensity that maybe makes these tracks every bit as important now as when they were first recorded. The best-known group on the set is Oneness Of Juju, but there's work from the whole spectrum of Black Fire artists – tracks that include "Look At The People" by Wayne Davis, "Doin The Carvin For Thabo" by Lon Moshe, "African Rhythms (live 1975)" by Oneness Of Juju, "Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams" by Theatre West, "People" by Experience Unlimited, "Third House" by Southern Energy Ensemble, and "Drummers From Ibadan" by Byard Lancaster. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of Designer Records (4CD set) ... CD
Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger labels – and doing their work with a similar ear towards some of the more soulful sounds of the secular world – particularly in the way the harmonies and sound of group vocals came together! And despite their name – designer – which might make you think in terms of throwaway fashion – the label has a really classic sound and a rock-solid approach, which makes this overstuffed 4CD set a treasure trove for anyone interested in these key years in gospel music. The set features 101 tracks, in a very cool LP-sized sleeve, complete with an oversized booklet filled with notes and photos – and the collection features work by Foster Brothers, Gospel Songbirds, Twilight Singers, Melody Kings Of Greenwood MS, The Jubilee Hummingbirds, Jackson Trumpeteers, Little Willie Patterson & The Famous South Land Singers, The Shaw Singers, Sister Carrie Daniel, and many many more! CD

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✨✧ VariousSound Storing Machines – The First 78rpm Records From Japan 1903 to 1912 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1900s/Early 10s. New Copy ... $15.99
An incredible collection, and one that definitely lives up to the title – as these very early 78rpm recordings often act more as "sound storing" elements than musical selections themselves – even though most of the tracks feature some mix of vocals and Japanese instrumentation! The tracks here go as far back as 1903, and most are from the first decade of the 20th century – recorded acoustically, with a very spare, almost spooky vibe – so that he flutes, shamisen, percussion, and other instrumentation mixes in these mysterious sonic ways with the equally ethereal voices. The package is a great one – put together by Robert Mills, who also handled the Indian Talking Machine and Victrola Favorites collections a few years back! CD

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VariousSummer Records Anthology 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Summer/Light In The Attic, Mid 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $11.99
Another blistering treasure trove of Canadian reggae! You heard us right, this batch of deep and heavy roots comes all the way from Toronto, and though it may be geographically isolated from the Caribbean, the vibes are deeply rooted foundation rock, not unlike some of the other astoundingly great material the folks at Light In The Attic have reissued. Jerry Brown's Summer Records imprint churned out no small number of tremendous reggae cuts, as this excellent compilation documents, working with West Indian ex-pats, visiting luminaries and local talent, too! The tracks run the gamut from bright and crisp to murky smoked out but it's all unbelievably great and will open your eyes to a whole new scene in the same way that the refreshing Jamaica Toronto set did! 15 tracks in all, including "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Warrior" and "Jah Jah Live Forever" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sufferer" and "Awakening" by Earth, Roots & Water, "Run Them A Run" by Willi Williams, "Reach My Destiny" by Noel Ellis, "Dreadlock Lady" by Jerry Brown, "Come Together" by Bobby Gaynair and Earth, Roots & Water, and "Mankind" by Adrian Homer Miller and Earth, Roots & Water. Plus as a bonus, there's a DVD layer on the CD, with 20 minutes of excellent archival footage of Jerry Brown and his artists in the studio and at the dance! CD
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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 36 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of TNT & Marathon Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Searing rockabilly work from the Texas scene of the late 50s – all work that came from the powerhouse TNT label out of San Antonio, and the related Marathon Records too! These cuts aren't country twangers, and are instead definitely the kind of raw early rockers that this series does such a good job of tracking down – really wonderful numbers that we never would have heard otherwise, and which explode with the same sort of energy that must have made them fantastic to hear from some backroom jukebox in a small corner tavern! As with the other volumes, there's very detailed notes within, and label scans too – the kind of package that makes this series such a great antidote to some of the more random rockabilly compilations out there. Titles include "China Doll" by Ray Stone, "Here I Come" by Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, "Catapiller" by Ray Campi, "Set Me Free" by Bill Morrison, "I Love Her" by The Blue Notes, "One More Time" by The Traits, "Pink Bow Tie" by Jerry Dove & His String Dusters, "Duck Tail Cat" by Dan Virva & The Flying D Ramblers, "Trapped" by Cecil Moore & The Notes, "Living Myself To Death" by Chuck Goddard, "I Want You To Love Me Tonight" by Ray Liberto, and "Truck Drivers Special" by Lonnie Lille. CD

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 38 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Liberty & Freedom Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A totally wonderful batch of cuts from the early years of Liberty Records, and related labels – cuts that really bristle with the kind of energy that was exploding in all sorts of styles on the LA scene at the end of the 50s! Liberty may not have the cred as Sun or Chess Records, but the company was really at the crossroads of music on the west coast, and had both the ears and the studio talent to really turn out some great singles at the time – often the sort of material that was very different than the vocals and mood music on its full length LPs. If you don't know this side of Liberty's legacy, you'll really in for a surprise – and even if you do, you'll still discover some overlooked gems in this 37 track set – presented complete with detailed notes on all the artists too. Titles include "Lies" by Lee Ross, "Buddy" by Jackie Dee, "Willa Mae" by Al Casey, "Little Bit" by Bobby Lonero, "You've Done It Again" by Andy & The Live Wires, "Sweet Baby Doll" by Johnny Burnette, "Ain't That Somethin" by Larry O'Keefe, "She's So Fine' by Andy Caldwell, "Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down" by Johnny Olenn, "Billy Billy" by Dee Dee Dorety, and "Hey Baby" by Bill Lawrence. CD

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✨✧ VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 40 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of MGM, Cub, & Metro Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
MGM Records was mostly a pop label during the 50s – but the company was also home to Hank Williams, and had a great ear for hillbilly and country artists too – which led to the surprisingly strong streak of rockabilly numbers that you'll hear in this set! Only a few of these artists ended up as bigger names at the time – and most are the sort that were recorded briefly for a company like MGM – given some top-shelf treatment in the studio, but no promotion out in the world – leaving rare nuggets like this to only get properly discovered by a collection like this! The package is another great feather in the cap of this fantastic long-running series – one that's only seemed to dig deeper and get better as the years move on – as you'll hear in the set list of 32 tracks that include "We've Got Some Dreaming To Do" by Rita Faye, "Shake My Hand" by Jack Turner, "Bandstand Baby" by Jan & Jerry, "The Customary Thing" by Johnny Rivers, "Makin Up With You" by Gary Walker, "Doin My Time" by Bill Flagg, "Runaway Heart" by Gary Walker, "Doubt" by George McCormick, "I Ain't Gonna Waste My Time" by Don Gibson, "Rockin Piano Outta Tune Guitar" by Don Ruby, "Teen Age Rebel" by Arthur Smith, "Troubles" by Billy Jack Willis, "I Didn't Mean It" by Rocky Scott, and "Wicked" by Ronnie Isle & The Blisters. CD

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. Cuts include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. CD
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VariousV (Virgin Records) ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A really cool collection from the early days of Virgin Records UK! Includes selections from Robert Wyatt, Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Kevin Coyne, Captain Beefheart, Henry Cow, Steve Hillage, Clearlight Symphony, Tom Newman, Ivor Cutler, Chili Charles, and Hatfield & The North! Also includes an excerpt from the noisy White Noise II! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYou Need This – An Introduction To Black Saint & Soul Note Records 1975 to 1985 (3LP set) ... LP
Black Saint/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $29.99 36.99
A tremendous look at one of the coolest jazz labels of all time – and one that has an especially strong focus on the more spiritual side of its music! The paired Black Saint and Soul Note labels came along from the Italian scene right at a time when so many other American companies were shutting their doors – former spiritual jazz powerhouses like Strata East, Impulse, and Black Jazz were moving beyond the music, or disappearing entirely – which made the role of Black Saint/Soul Note such a crucial one! The company came into the game at a time of boundless creativity in American jazz – and really captured a post-Coltrane generation that was brimming over with fire and new ideas, but just needed a place to find expression – which it did at the label, who recorded dozens of albums in the space of less than a decade, nearly all of which have gone onto become classics over the years. And while there's a side of the label that's much more free jazz and avant garde, the cuts here reflect a Black Saint/Soul Note that's just slightly inside – tunes that are still freewheeling, but also have a rhythmic core – and the kinds of open, soaring solos that were first inspired in the 60s generation of Coltrane and Shepp. The choice of cuts is great – similar to the others in the If Music series – and titles include "Mr Seven" by M'Booom, "Joycie Girl" by Don Pullen with Sam Rivers, "Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi" by Enrico Rava, "Oasis" by Hamiet Bluiett, "Confessin" by John Stubblefield, "Joobubie" by George Adams & Dannie Richmond, "Verde Que Eu Te Quero Ver" by Rava String Band, "Down Home In New York" by Archie Shepp, "BK" by Air, and "The Nagual Julian" by Billy Bang Sextet. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Disco Patrick & Patrick VogtDisco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way way way more than just another book of album cover images – and instead, a stunningly huge volume that offers up key images from the disco generation, plus a wealth of knowledge and information too! The book really lives up to the "encyclopedic" promise of its title – as it features label-by-label chapters on key companies during the disco years – from AVI to West End, with lots of great stops in between – all in chapters that feature images of most of the best albums on the labels, plus a listing of matrix numbers in order, which is a very useful tool! The album cover pages feature as many as 16 images on a large square page, complete with catalog numbers – which means that the book features thousands of images along with the numerical content – and a special section at the end features an even bigger array of 12" picture sleeves and label covers too. There's also as scrapbook of disco advertisements, and more label paperwork – plus sections on Roller Disco, Disco Instruction Records, Disco Samplers, and disco work on some of the major labels. The hardcover book is 384 pages, oversized, and super-heavy – a true treasure for any record collector! Book

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✨✧ Chuck JacksonBig New York Soul – Wand Records 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from one of the coolest, classiest soul singers of the 60s – one that we'd rank right up there with Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson for the way that he pushed the genre forward strongly with his music! Chuck Jackson had a few hits back in the day, but underneath those classics is an even more amazing body of work – soul music taken to new levels of adult expression, openly emotive but never in a cliched way – already reaching way beyond roots in gospel and blues for a whole new way of expressing soul and identity! Chuck's had more than a few hits collections issued over the years, but this might be the first set to really get at his genius – fully offering up the wonderful range of tracks he handled for the Wand label back in his early years – including a dozen recordings that were never issued at the time, most of which appear here for the first time ever! Even if you're a Jackson fanatic, like us, and already own his albums for Wand – there's still plenty here to discover, even some rare singles beyond the unissued tracks – all presented in the wonderful Kent Records way. Titles include "Little By Little", "Things Just Ain't Right", "Heed To Belong", "King Of The Mountain", "Big New York", "The Silencer", "Why Some People Don't Like Me", "Why Why Why", "In Between Tears", "All About You", "Forget About Me", "Meet Me Half Way", and "What You Gonna Say" – plus a duet with Dionne Warwick on "Anymore". CD

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✨✧ Bill KoppDisturbing The Peace – 415 Records & The Rise of New Wave ... Book
HoZac, 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous look at a very cool label – one that was a key part of the San Francisco scene during the start of the 80s – and one of the city's few indies, in comparison to the wealth of record companies down in LA! The story of the label is as much the story of its founder Howie Klein – and both are told here in beautiful detail, alongside an image-heavy presentation that mixes color and black and white pictures throughout the very long book. Things begin with a look at Klein and the changing SF scene in the years when punk rock was chasing away some of the hippies – and the book then moves into a group-by-group look at all the acts who recorded for 415 Records – a few of whom broke big on the mainstream, many more who are best remembered for their records on the label. Book is softcover, 360 pages, and filled with images throughout! Book

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✨✧ Elvis Presley50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records – but also countless hours on the road, where Otis honed his talents and perfected his craft – while additionally putting both himself and his talents at risk. Author Mark Ribowsky looks at these years in wonderful depth – mostly with a focus on Redding, but also a strong look at Stax as well – as the partnership between the two was one of the most important in soul music at the time, and continues to have an impact all these many years later. Book is 366 pages, with copious notes at the end – hardcover, and with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ VariousColours Of Funk 2 – More From The German Sound Library Of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The colors here are plenty darn funky – a rich array of amazing sounds from the archives of Golden Ring and Happy Records – two rare German sound library labels! The records may be rare, but they've got an instant appeal – especially if you're a fan of funky soundtrack work from the late 60s and early 70s – sounds and styles from folks like Lalo Schifrin or Quincy Jones, who both would be a good starting point in comparison to these grooves! There's a few key tracks here from Peter Thomas – one of our favorite German composers of the time – and other numbers are by funky drummer Klaus Weiss, plus some lesser-known cats who groove equally well. Titles include "Flash Point" and "Power Boost" by Peter Thomas, "Porto Allegre" and "Beach Bunny" by Juan Demonio, "Bubble & Squeak" by Elmar Steingarden, "Explorer" and "Space Drums" by Klaus Weiss, "Satin Eyes" by Mladen Franco, "Again Please" by Al Tacoma, "Get Across" by Ken Aldin, "Rock City" by Harry Winkler, "Blue Riff" by Peter Mellini, "Night Clipper" by Peter Look, and "Easy Action" by Peter Thomas. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousDebut Records Story (4CD set) ... CD
Debut, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Paul Bley, Miles Davis, John Dennis, Willie Dennis, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, Saulding Givens, the Gordons, Bennie Green, Ada Moore, Hank Jones, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Spinna Vs P&P Records ... CD
P&P/Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
DJ Spinna takes on P&P Records – and the results are sublime! Spinna's one of the most soulful talents to ever hit the decks – an artist we can always rely on for his crucial ear for older sounds – a really unique sense of taste that always has Spinna picking some of the best cuts from rare records – and finding a way to put them together that turns us on all over again to great music! Given that P&P is a treasure trove of rare grooves, Spinna's got plenty to work with here – and manages to dig into the label with effortless ease – coming up with a wicked blend of funky soul, soulful funk, underground club, and even a bit of hip hop too! This CD version features a full mix of 24 tracks – 80 minutes of music that's tweaked and touched-up here and there with some work on the decks. Titles include "Take Me I'm Yours" by Mary Clark, "I'm Gonna Fool You" by Ella Hamilton, "Game Of Life" by Lavaba & E Mallison, "Big Foot Boogie" by Brisko The Kidd, "Did You Notice" by Louise Murray, "Dust To Dust" by Cloud One, "Determination" by Eddie Owen, "New York's Movin" by Ahzz, "Feel The Spirit" by Foster Jackson Group, "Got You Dancing" by Karisma, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousFire & Fury Records Story – The Rarities Collection ... CD
Fuel 2000, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much deeper dig into these legendary labels than we've ever seen before – spread out here on a 2CD collection that definitely earns the "rarities" promised in the title! The collection moves way past the bigger hits from Bobby Robinson's famous New York indie labels – and showcases a whole host of lesser-known talents who recorded for Fire & Fury – including a fair bit that we'd never heard before! Fire/Fury had a deeper quality than most of the other work on the New York scene in the early 60s – almost a deep soul vibe that was a real contrast to some of the more polished uptown soul – served up here in a great gritty lineup that features 36 tracks that include "Half A Heart" by Clarence Lewis, "I'm Gonna Catch You" by Curtis Carrington, "Can't Stop Moving" by Johnny Chef, "Wild As You Can Be" by Mary Ann Fisher, "I've Got It" by The Gay Poppers, "What's The Word Thunderbird" by Bobby & Buddy, "Steppin Out" by The Upsetters, "And That's All I Need" by Little Junior Lewis, "I Cried" by Buddy Barnes, "Dig That Rock & Rolls" by Riff Ruffin, "So Long" by Willie Bradford, and "I've Learned My Lesson" by Helen Bryant. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousGood Good Feeling – The Latin Soul Of Fania Records (4CDs with bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Fania/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD & 7 inch ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty nice little package – one that's overflowing with the special sort of Latin and soul music hybrids that rose up from the Spanish Harlem scene in the late 60s – the kind of cuts that helped establish Fania Records as one of the most important Latin labels around – and one of the grooviest too! These aren't the 70s salsa tracks that Fania spread across the globe – but the more New York-styled numbers that often had English language lyrics in the lead, sung by a soulful vocalist – and set to small combo rhythms that were overflowing with energy, and plenty of touches of jazz, soul, and funk! These are all the mixes from the rare 45rpm singles issued by Fania back in the day – and although the songs are wonderful, the collection together is even cooler as a whole – dozens of tracks, including some really rare ones – all bound up in a 7" book-styled cover, with 60 pages of notes, and a bonus funky 45! Titles include "Silent Heart" by 125th Street Candy Store, "Micro Mini" and "Make Out" by Harvey Averne, "Too Much Lovin" and "So Fine" by Joe Bataan, "Willie Baby" by Willie Colon, "Soul Drummers" and "Mercy Mercy Baby" by Ray Barretto, "Geronimo" and "Funky Big Feet" by Bobby Valentin, "Mercie" by Ralph Robles, "Camel Walk" by The Latinaires, "Batola Boogaloo" by Bobby Quesada, "Grazin In The Grass" by Orchestra Harlow, "Spinning Wheel" by El Apollo Sound, "Hey Sister" by Monguito Santamaria, "Who Is The Girl For Me" and "Look At Her" by Ralfi Pagan, "New York Soul" by Ray Barretto, "Some Lonely Heart" by ronnie Marks, "Let's Get It Together This Christmas" by Harvey Averne, "Shaft" and "If I Were A King" by Joe Bataan, "Johnny's No Good" and "Blonde Latin Blues" by WRLC, and "Today" and "Try Just a Little Harder" by Butter Scotch. Lots more too – and the bonus 7" single features two promo tracks recorded for DJ Symphony Sid – one by Joe Bataan, the other by Bobby Valentin! CD

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✨✧ VariousLatin Underground Revolution Vol 3 – Ansonia Records Rare Groove – Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga, & Salsa From NYC 1960 to 1976 (3 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Rocafort (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch singles ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from the Ansonia Records label – a half dozen of the hardest-grooving tracks on the label, most of which have never been on 7" singles before! Ansonia was one of the first independent Latin music companies on the New York scene, and it was also one of the most far-reaching too – an early outlet for new sounds coming from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but also home to plenty of great Cuban artists, other Central American talents, and some of the up-and-coming giants on the New York scene! You'll get a great dose of all of that here – including some of the Latin soul that Ansonia recorded briefly in the late 60s – and titles include "Boogaloo Para Ti" by Joiseito Mateo, "Do You Want To Be Free" by Gilberto Sextet, "El Mejor Soy Yo" by Frankie Figueroa, "Calefaccion Aqui" by Cortijo, "Vitamina" by Noro Morales, and "A Mi Plin" by Mon Rivera. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousLoud Minority – Deep Spiritual Jazz From Mainstream Records 1970 to 1973 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A reverent snapshot of the spiritual & soul jazz emanating from the Mainstream label in the early 70s – a well curated set featuring great numbers by Frank Foster, Blue Mitchell, Hadley Caliman, Roy Haynes and other giants of the scene! The material comes from a time in Mainstream label history when it was essentially relaunched as a jazz label, following some the psyche era rock albums of the previous few years. Soulful jazz sounds from a spiritual realm as well as some in a jazz funk mode, and excellent material all the way! 12 great tracks in all: The sprawling opener "The Loud Minority" by Frank Foster, "Mi Hermano" by Blue Mitchell, "Up And Down" by Harold Land, "Watercress" by Hadley Caliman, "Kamili" by Buddy Terry, "Senyah" by Roy Haynes, "EW Beautiful People" by Frank Foster, "Little One" by Hadley Caliman and "Petits Machins" by Johnny Coles/ CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 12 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From Impulse Records 1962 to 1975 ... CD
Impulse/Jazzman (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential look at the spiritual jazz legacy of Impulse Records – a set that's maybe a bit overdue in this series, given that Impulse first opened the door to these modes with their recordings of John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders in the 60s! For some reason, Impulse had a perfect ear for this music – able to let players stretch out and be free, but also work some of the earlier modal jazz impulses into longer-form tunes that still had a pulse of rhythm – and which were often a bit different than the freer jazz styles on a label like ESP. Make no mistake, there's plenty of improvisation going on here – but it's also part of the larger, unified spirit of the tunes – a real message in the music, on selections that include "Sister Mamie" by Yusef Lateef, "Three Flowers" by McCoy Tyner, "7th Day" by Freddie Hubbard, "Half & Half" by Elvin Jones, "Groove Waltz" by McCoy Tyner, "The Blessing Song" by Michael White, "Turiya & Ramakrishna" by Alice Coltrane, "A Taste Of Honey" by Phil Woods, "Constant Trob (part 1)" by John Klemmer, "Hum Allah Hum Allah Hum Allah" by Pharoah Sanders, "Maimoun" by Marion Brown, "Lonesome Lover" by Max Roach, "Fantszm" by Elvin Jones, "Acknowledgement" by John Coltrane, "Thembi" by Pharoah Sanders, and "Journey In Satchidananda" by Alice Coltrane. And let us say that even if you have some of these tracks on other records, there's something completely sublime about the way the whole thing is put together – and the way the tracks sound next to each other! CD

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✨✧ VariousSubway Salsa – The Montuno Records Story ... CD
Montuno/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer grooves from the Montuno record label – a crucial imprint in the New York scene of the 70s and 80s – with a roster of artists to rival the best at Fania and Alegre! At a time when some of the bigger Latin labels were crossing over with commercial hits, Montuno was really dedicated to keeping a traditional sound – often returning the music back to its Cuban roots in the way it was presented and produced – which meant a nicely stripped-down style that holds up beautifully over the years! Instrumentation often includes a nice touch of jazz – and the lyrics are lively, and perfectly tied in with the rhythms – as you'll hear in this overstuffed collection of goodies. Titles include "Caballo" by Yambu, "La Tia" by Batacumbele, "Aqui Se Puede" by Airto, "Zaperockero" by Zaperoko, "Songo Y Guantanamo" by Son De La Loma, "Mientras Yo Viva" by Tambo, "Ensem Ensem" by Scorpio, "Bailala Pronto" by Manny Oquendo Y Libre, "Bon Bon De Chocolate" by Lou Perez, "What's Your Name" by Totico Y Sus Rumberos, "Corta La Cana" by Bongo Logic, "A Sandy" by Skah Shah 1, and "Vencindad" by Yambu. Also features great notes on the legendary Record Mart store, which was home to the label – a place where we still shop for Latin music in New York! CD

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Mainstream – Ultimate Breaks & Beats From Mainstream Records ... CD
Mainstream/We Want Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked dip into the catalog of 70s powerhouse Mainstream Records – a set that brings together the funkiest tracks from the label – not just from their electric jazz albums, but also their more obscure funky 45s from the same time too! The package is a strong blend of jazz, funk, and soul – and alongside familiar breaks sampled from the Mainstream label, you'll also hear some funky nuggets that are long overdue for greater exposure – all laid out in a way that really gets at the diversity of the company's great ear for heavy grooves! Long tracks mix with shorter ones, in a way that really keeps things fresh – and titles include "TB's Delight" by Dave Hubbard, "Miss Fatback" by Saundra Phillips, "Kissing My Love" by Afrique, "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "Mother McCree" by Reggie Moore, "Make It With You" by Maxine Weldon, "Blue's Blue" by Blue Mitchell, "Livin Way Too Fast" by December's Children, "This Moment" by Hal Galper, "Bird & The Ouija Board" by Pete Yellin, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by Jay Berliner, and "Just A Little Lovin" by Sarah Vaughan. CD

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✨✧ VariousUSA Records Soul Story ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from one of Chicago's best indie labels of the 60s – a wealth of wonderful soul that easily ranks with some of the best work at Chess or Vee Jay at the time! USA's a label that's also known for work in the rock and blues field, but the company had a marvelous ear for soul back in the day – and was often able to grab key Windy City talents before they broke big – or others who were already great, but finally found the right sort of treatment they needed at USA – a care with production and presentation that often rivals some of the beautiful presentation that Curtis Mayfield was bringing to his Impressions recordings or work with other artists – lots of deep soul roots, but also the tightness and sophistication that made Chicago so great at the time. The package features 36 rock-solid tracks – and titles include "Hot Spring Water" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Come On In" by Detroit Jr, "A Lonely Boy" by Lee Wilson, "Step It Up" by Al Perkins, "I'll Wait For You" by LC Cooke, "No Appreciation" by Tut Sutton, "Taunting Love" by Frankie Newsom, "Just Being Careful" by Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, "What You Don't Know" by Oscar & Anita, "Sweet Little Woman" by McKinley Sandifer, and "You Gotta Pay Dues" by Chris Campbell. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bento AraujoLindo Sonho Delirante Vol 3 – 100 Fearless Records From Brazil 1986 to 2000 ... Book
Poeira Zine (Brazil), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Author Bento Araujo has given us previous examinations of crucial Brazilian records in the 60s and 70s – and this important third volume shows just how strongly the spirit of experimentation continued well into the 21st Century – as the CD era opened up new frontiers for sonic exploration, and Brazilian artists moved far past the familiar styles of the past! Given that much of this music has not been reissued over the years, the volume is maybe even more important than the previous two – and like those, it presents page-by-page listing of records – with a full page reproduction of the cover art, listings of tracks and titles, other details, and a page of notes on each record in both English and Portuguese. There's plenty of titles here that we're betting you don't have in your record collection – and the book is a great guide to digging much deeper into the wealth of amazing sounds from Brazil. 229 pages, softcover, full color throughout. Book

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✨✧ Black Ivory/Fatback BandI Keep Asking YouQuestions/Going To See My Baby – Best Of Perception & Today Records ... 7-inch
Perception/BBE (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An early stunner from Black Ivory – a great groover, done with kind of a bouncy lilting groove that has lots of bass, and a good mix with the group's harmony vocals! One of the funkiest from Fatback – "Goin' to See My Baby" is especially tough, and starts out with a massive breakbeat on the intro, then jumps into wicky-wacky basslines. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chocolate Buttermilk BandHead Games – The Story of Larry Akles & CBM Records ... CD
Past Due, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The overlooked legacy of the Chocolate Buttermilk Band – a long-running combo from the North Carolina scene – one who opened for or backed up some of the biggest soul artists to visit their state – then created some great music on their own! Make no mistake, these guys are way more than just a backing band – as their years of experience gave them some mighty sharp skills, with the kind of top-shelf large funk ensemble instrumentation that you'd expect to hear from a group on a much bigger label – not the kind who were releasing tracks on their own small imprint. The range of work here is also pretty great too – not just catchy funk tracks, but also some well-crafted mellower cuts and ballads thrown into the mix – really showing these guys as a fully-formed R&B act who might have broke bigger, had they gotten the chance. Titles include "Head Games", "Mr LSD", "Freaking", "Chills", "No Way", "Baby Don't Let Go", "Ain't No way", and "Can't Let Go". CD

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✨✧ I Marc 4Nelson Psychout – Original Italian Library Music From The Vaults Of Nelson Records ... CD
Nelson/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the freakiest work we've ever heard from this legendary funky combo – material that still comes from the same Italian sound library scene as the rest of their music, but maybe with a vibe that's even more electric and fuzzy overall! There's some very strong electric guitar and bass on these tracks – which almost makes the group sound more like an instrumental soul combo than before – yet still with all the funk they always brought to their rhythms, even as the stringed instruments are wigging out with some nice distortion and fuzz! Piano and organ both sound mighty nice, too – and together, these tracks only deepen our love of I Marc 4 –- who sound ready here to instantly reach out past the soundtrack/sound library scene, and win new ears in the worlds of psych, soul and jazz. Titles include "Distorsion Mind", "The Trip", "Leslie Love", "Beat Moderno", "Suoni Distorti", "Deep Bass", "Attesa Spasmodica", "Ray Ban", "Underground", and "Berkey 70". CD
 
 
 



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