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✨✧ Gary BartzLibra/Another Earth ... CD
Milestone, 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early soul jazz brilliance from a young Gary Bartz – music that pre-dates his Ntu Troup, and his work with Larry Mizell! Libra is fantastic early work from Gary – and probably his rarest record ever! The album was cut at a time when the young Bartz was first coming to prominence in the hip late 60s soul jazz group of Max Roach – and Bartz's playing at the time is a perfect model of mid-Coltrane searching with some of the tighter sides of soul jazz that were being forged at labels like Blue Note by players like Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan. The record's a masterpiece of youthful soulful energy – and the group includes Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, Albert Dailey on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums, all players who are perfectly matched to fit Bartz's stridently creative vision. His solos on alto are impeccable – some of the most meaningful we've ever heard on the instrument from the time – and the album's a great one all the way through! Titles include "Air & Fire", "Eastern Blues", "Libra", "Freedom Of The Day", and "Cabin In The Sky". Another Earth is amazing too – one of the first that Gary Bartz ever cut – done during a time when he'd been working with Max Roach and a super-hip group of younger soul jazz players who would go onto shape the sound of the 70s. Bartz leads a group that includes Stanley Cowell, Freddy Waits, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, and Reggie Workman – and the music sounds like it was lifted from one of the best albums on Strata East from the 70s. There's no funk, no vocals, no weird rhythms – just pure spiritual jazz, played to perfection, and filled with a creative vitality that most of the players had lost a few years later. Tracks include the album-side "Another Earth", plus "Dark Nebula", "UFO", and "Perihelion & Aphelion". Note: CD omits the track "Disjunction" from Libra – due to space restrictions. CD

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✨✧ Philippe BesombesLibra – Un Film Du Groupe Pattern (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cleopatra, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Tripped out electronics meet progressive rock jamming – all in a weird and wonderful film score from the early 70s! The record's one of the best by French experimentalist Philippe Besombes from the time – and it's got a style that sort of starts in the territory of Francois De Roubaix similar electronic work for film – but gets a lot darker and noisier right away! There's a textural depth here that's really great – almost a pre-industrial music exploration of sounds – but the work's also not that over-indulgent, either – and Besombes always has a great way of getting back to a tune, especially on the shorter tracks. Titles include "La Plage", "Rugby", "Ceremonie", "Hache 06", "La Ville", "Les Cosmonautes", "Tis A Song", "Boogimmick", and "PJF 261". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)
 
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Four-UmJust Us (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Libra 7/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A cool quartet with some very groovy vocals – a combo who seem to take some great inspiration from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – as well as other hip vocal groups of the 60s! The lineup features one gal and three guys – often with the gal singer in the lead, supported by warm harmonies from the male singers – all grooving to their own instrumentation, played on organ, guitar, and drums! This lean approach is mighty nice – and has the group soaring through a cool mix of soul and pop material that's all pretty upbeat and lively – given a few 70s touches on the keyboards at times, and coming across with a spontaneous feel that almost makes you feel like you're catching the combo in a club. Titles include "Dream A Dream A Day", "Scarborough Fair", "Summertime", "I Thank You", "More Today Than Yesterday", "What The World Needs Now", "Let's Make It One World", and "Day Dreaming". CD

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Satoko FujiiPiano Music ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... $16.99
A great new solo album from pianist Satoko Fujii, definitely in the vein of her recent, and more experimental albums, but maybe pushing even further to create a series of amazing soundscapes inside the body of the piano. CD
(Includes obi.)

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Futari (Taiko Saito & Satoko Fujii)Underground ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... $16.99
Features Taiko Saito on marimba and vibraphone, with Satoko Fujii on piano. CD

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Natsuki Tamura & Satoko FujiiKeshin ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... $7.99
Features Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano. CD

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This Is ItMosaic ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... $16.99
Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura, on trumpet, and Takashi Itani on drums. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Satoko FujiiHazuki ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solo piano album. CD

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✨✧ Natsuki TamuraKoki Solo ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2021. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, piano, wok, and vocals. CD

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✨✧ Natsuki TamuraSummer Tree ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2022. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mostly solo record that features Tamura on trumpet, piano, and wok – with additional vocals from Satoko Fujii on "Summer Wind". CD
 
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Mike AllemanaVonology ... CD
Ears & Eyes, 2022. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A wonderfully surprising effort from guitarist Mike Allemana – a secret hero of ours in the Chicago jazz scene for many years – as a player who first worked with tenor giant Von Freeman, and later with guitarist George Freeman – and who's gone on to be both a supporter of and champion for their rights in jazz history! Here, Mike pays tribute to his first mentor – but with a sophisticated suite of tracks that's unlike anything we might have expected – beautifully rich sounds delivered by Allemana on guitar, Victor Garcia on trumpet, Greg Ward on alto, Geof Bradfield on tenor, Tomeka Reid on cello, Kendall Moore on trombone, Matt Ferguson on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums – the last of whom also played with Von Freeman too! The vibe is very different than the small combo jazz of the south side scene where the Freemans and Allemana regularly played – more painterly in sound, with these vibrant strokes of color and tone that paint a wonderful portrait – on titles that include "The Mediator", "Welcome Enter", "Communion & Renewal", "Libra Channeling", and "The Mentor's Benediction". CD
Also available Vonology (with download) ... LP 20.99

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Mike AllemanaVonology (with download) ... LP
Ears & Eyes, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 25.00
A wonderfully surprising effort from guitarist Mike Allemana – a secret hero of ours in the Chicago jazz scene for many years – as a player who first worked with tenor giant Von Freeman, and later with guitarist George Freeman – and who's gone on to be both a supporter of and champion for their rights in jazz history! Here, Mike pays tribute to his first mentor – but with a sophisticated suite of tracks that's unlike anything we might have expected – beautifully rich sounds delivered by Allemana on guitar, Victor Garcia on trumpet, Greg Ward on alto, Geof Bradfield on tenor, Tomeka Reid on cello, Kendall Moore on trombone, Matt Ferguson on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums – the last of whom also played with Von Freeman too! The vibe is very different than the small combo jazz of the south side scene where the Freemans and Allemana regularly played – more painterly in sound, with these vibrant strokes of color and tone that paint a wonderful portrait – on titles that include "The Mediator", "Welcome Enter", "Communion & Renewal", "Libra Channeling", and "The Mentor's Benediction". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vonology ... CD 9.99

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Frank GordonClarion Echoes ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The first album as a leader from trumpeter Frank Gordon – one of the lesser-remembered members of the AACM in the 70s, and an artist who's probably best known for his work in the soulful combo The Awakening! This set has Gordon blowing in some richly creative territory, especially for the 80s – a soulful, stretched-out sort of groove that's mostly built around original compositions by Frank – well-written numbers with a strong undercurrent of darkness, even at moments of brighter light from some of the soloists – who include Bobby Watson on alto sax, Ari Brown on tenor, and James Williams on piano. There's a rock-solid rhythm section on the date – courtesy of Rufus Reid on bass and Carl Allen on drums – which offsets some of the more exploratory horn passages nicely – and titles include "El Toro", "Clarion Echoes", "Convulsion", "Illusion", "Libra", and "Take Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small strips of clear tape on the corners and a light trace of a price sticker, but looks great overall.)

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Max Roach With Andy BeyMembers Don't Get Weary ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff, and a record that was virtually the blueprint for spiritual soul jazz in the 70s! Although Max Roach first rose to fame during the bop years, by the time of this set he'd really stretched out a lot – moving past initial righteous projects in the Civil Rights era, to even more progressive work with a group like this! The players are all youthful geniuses who would go onto shape the sound of 70s jazz tremendously – working here at a point that already shows their brilliance – Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, and even Andy Bey, who sings vocals on the title track. The overall style is very similar to Bartz's early albums on Milestone, or to some of the Music Inc records on Strata East, which feature Cowell and Tolliver. It's no surprise that Cowell contributed 3 tracks to the set – "Effi", "Equipoise", and "Abstrutions" – and the group also performs a great version of Bartz's "Libra"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Monnette SudlerIn My Own Way ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A previously-unreleased album from guitarist Monnette Sudler – a really compelling player from the Philly scene of the 70s, and one whose greatest fame came from her other two albums on the Steeplechase label! The sound here is a slightly different vibe than those records – as Sudler's rich-toned guitar gets support from a group that has a gently rhythmic pulse throughout – not funky, but with this organic sense of moving forward as it works through mostly original material by Monnette! Other players include Oliver Collins on piano, Kenny Kellem on bass, and Newman T Baker on drums – and as on other records, Monnette sings a bit on the set – with a voice that's really unique, and very well-tuned to the personal vibe of her lyrics. Titles include "Fire & Air", "Thoughts", "Libra Rising"- "Message To My Love", and "In My Own Way". CD

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TribeHometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1990/1995/2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from three rare recordings issued during that time – all on CD only, and representing a maybe even more obscure side of this legacy than the Tribe albums of the 70s! First up is trombonist Phil Ranelin – heading up a group that includes Wendell Harrison on tenor and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – two key Tribe partners from the early years – really stretching out on the titles "He The One We All Knew" and "Freddie's Groove", both recorded in 1990. Next is material from a 1995 performance led by pianist Harold McKinney – a set that's got an incredible depth of imagination and soul, almost as much as Harold McKinney's work of years back! The group is a wonderfully hip one – with former Tribe artists Wendell Harrison on tenor and clarinet and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – plus additional players who include Kiane Zawadi on trombone, Reggie Workman on bass, Francisco Mora on percussion, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet. There's a bit of vocals, but never that much – and most tracks are long and open – freely exploratory, but never too far out or avant-styled – just soulful and spiritual, in the true Tribe Records tradition! Titles include "Wide & Blue", "The Slave Ship Enterprise", "Juba", "Libra Ahora", and "Conjure Man". Last is a set of tracks recorded in 2014 by keyboardist Pamela Wise – a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and penned by Wise in close collaboration with reedman Wendell Harrison, a frequent partner of Pamela's on a variety of projects, and one of the driving forces of Tribe back in the day! Wise plays both acoustic and electric keyboards, and sometimes sings just slightly – although most of the album is instrumental – and in addition to Harrison's work on tenor and bass clarinet, the album features trumpet, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Ode To Black Mothers", "Hometown", and "Marcus Garvey". CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoAmericans Swinging In Paris – The Pathe Sessions (Les Stances A Sophie/People In Sorrow) ... CD
EMI (France), 1969/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great CD that features 2 of the Art Ensemble's best French recordings! The first part of the CD features the stunning album Les Stances A Sophie – probably the greatest album ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and also one of their rarest! The group's never been finer – and plays with a creative tightness that you'll be hard pressed to find on other records. Some tracks are almost straight jazz – but there's all these wonderful little breakdowns and burst of creative energy that keep the AACM spirit alive and true. The centerpiece of the album is the massive "Theme De Yoyo", a righteous powerful groover that features vocals by Fontella Bass (wife of Lester Bowie of the group), and which has become an all-time jazz dance classic! Other tracks have a sparer soundtracky feel, and a few more are in the experimental vein of the Art Ensemble's other Paris work at the time. Wonderful overall though – and an incredibly righteous album filled with power and imagination! Titles include "Theme De Celine", "Proverbes", "Theme Libra", and "Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi". People In Sorrow is quite a different record – and features one long track, the title cut, with very spare music, and lots of isolated bass work, horn solos, and percussion – played by the quartet of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors. The track's a nice counterpart to the music on the first part of the disc – long, moody, and almost chillout in nature! CD
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Gary BartzHome ... LP
Milestone, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem all the way through – and one of Gary Bartz's most obscure recordings! The album is his third for Milestone, and it's a live set cut in the intimate quarters of Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society. The feeling is very similar to the excellent albums Libra and Another Earth – with a mix of modal grooving and spiritual post-Coltrane soloing – and the group's comprised of Bartz, Woody Shaw, Albert Dailey, Bob Cunningham, and Rashied Ali. Bartz gets slightly more out than usual, but all tracks have a tight approach to rhythm – and in a way, the album feels a lot like Billy Harper's best work from the mid 70s. Titles include "Rise", "BAM", "Love", and "Amal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a lightly bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Monk HigginsHeavyweight ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the best album ever from funky maestro Monk Higgins! The record's got some of his tighest work of the time – with plenty of tight breaks, nice keyboards, and soulful sax riffs – and Monk is going full-out on the arrangements, in the manner that he used for his best late Blue Note work with The Three Sounds or Blue Mitchell. The group's listed as "The Specialties" on the cover, and they vamp along nicely, like some of Monk's funky groups from the late 60s funky 45 days. Titles include "Gotta Be Funky", "Big Water Bed", "Up On The Hill", "Last Flight To Dallas", and "Libra's Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Orrin EvansMagic Of Now ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Any record from pianist Orrin Evans is worth of attention – but this set might be worthy of a bit more, given that it features some really beautiful work from alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins – a player who's a perfect accompaniment for all the great ideas that Evans brings to his music! Immanuel's horn has all these sharp edges – currents that really set him apart from the rest, and make his voice known instantly when he appears on the tunes – often set up with those darkly rich lines that Evans can cast so well in a small group setting, which he does here on tunes penned both by himself and Wilkins. The pairing is wonderful – and balanced with work from Vicente Archer on bass and Bill Stewart on drums – on long, fresh tunes that include "Momma Loves", "MAT Matt", "Libra", "The Poor Fisherman", "Levels", and "Dave". CD

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✨✧ Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill StewartPerpetual Pendulum ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sense of movement in the album's title is really well-put – as organist Larry Goldings has this effortless way of running up and down the keys of his instrument, and the bass pedals too – spinning things out in a really freewheeling style that's caught fire by the guitar of Peter Bernstein and drums of Bill Stewart! There's a very modern vibe to the whole thing – the album's not a set that's out to rehash a 60s soul jazz mode, but instead show that new expressions from a guitar/organ trio are alive and well – maybe no surprise, given the strength that both Goldings and Bernstein have given us over the years – although brought into even greater focus here. Titles include "Lurkers", "Little Green Men", "Libra", "United", "FU Donald", and "Perpetual Pendulum". CD

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✨✧ Max RoachMembers Don't Git Weary ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff, and a record that was virtually the blueprint for spiritual soul jazz in the 70s! Although Max Roach first rose to fame during the bop years, by the time of this set he'd really stretched out a lot – moving past initial righteous projects in the Civil Rights era, to even more progressive work with a group like this! The players are all youthful geniuses who would go onto shape the sound of 70s jazz tremendously – working here at a point that already shows their brilliance – Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, and even Andy Bey, who sings vocals on the title track. The overall style is very similar to Bartz's early albums on Milestone, or to some of the Music Inc records on Strata East, which feature Cowell and Tolliver. It's no surprise that Cowell contributed 3 tracks to the set – "Effi", "Equipoise", and "Abstrutions" – and the group also performs a great version of Bartz's "Libra"! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Alessandro Alessandroni/Jessica DuncanItalian Library Songbook Vol 1 – Do You Wanna Get Close/Philadelphia ... 12-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1976/2021. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great little single – one that takes a famous older theme from Italian sound library giant Alessandro Alessandroni, and turns it into a fantastic soul cut with vocals by Jessica Duncan! This isn't a cheapo "soundtrack remix" cut – as the tune's rebuilt right from the start, with these cool offbeat keyboards over a rock-solid bassline, while Jessica spins out the lyric with a really seductive vibe! "Philadelphia" is more classic-styled sound library funk – a hip piano line at the start, just waiting to be sampled – while a bassline dips in and out next to funky drums – before the tune all comes together and hits this wicked midtempo funky groove, complete with a saxophone solo in the middle! A pricey single – but definitely quality throughout. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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John BarryMore Things Change – Film, TV, & Studio Work 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Our favorite chapter in the long and storied career of film score legend John Barry – music from a moment when he'd moved past the fame of his earlier James Bond soundtracks, and started hitting territory that was even more mindblowing overall! Barry was already great with Bond, and as those films moved on, he developed this amazing ear for more sophisticated, subtle elements – which unfold here at a level that easily puts the composer/arranger in territory of much more lauded studio and sound library talents! There's still some catchy vocal tunes in the mix – but what's even more striking is Barry's evolved sense of sound and timing – so that familiar instruments can sound all weird and unusual – yet still tuneful too – almost as if he were running over to the European avant garde to borrow a few sonic ideas, then fold them into the groovier numbers included within. The set features some of our favorite John Barry tracks ever, mixed with other more obscure numbers that are equally great – tunes that include "Follow Follow", "The Adventurer", "Highway 101", "The More Things Change", "Theme From The Appointment", "Fun City", "Midnight Cowboy", "Theme From Romance For Guitar & Orchestra", "We Have All The Time In The World", "Afternoon", "Theme From The Persuaders", "Lion In Winter", and "Who Will Buy My Yesterdays". CD

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Aaron BriggsBackground Music Library – Atmospheric - Electronic ... LP
Iota (UK), 1986. Very Good+ ... $23.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small peel & staining on bottom corner, light wear overall.)

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✨✧ Rene CostyExpectancy – Collected Library Music ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99 34.99
Really wonderful sounds from an overlooked sound library genius – and an artist who's also a great one to turn to if you want to hear the groovier side of the spectrum too! Rene Costy recorded these tracks on the 70s scene in Belgium – which is why he's probably not as well-exposed as sound library creators from the UK, France, and Italy – but that obscurity is also what makes some of these tracks so great – as the groovier numbers come across with a freshly bubbling feel that's very positive, and has the warmth of some of our favorite French soundtrack tunes from the 70s – and the darker tracks have an unusually sharp approach, but somehow while still sounding tuneful! Keyboards are the dominant instrument – and CD one features "grooves", which make up the biggest part of the collection – followed by a shorter array of darker tracks on the "scapes" of CD two. Titles include "Danger", "Ever Faithfull", "Cue Joe", "Automatisme", "Scrabble", "Longuest Night", "Country Dance", "From Time To Time", "Barbara's Dream", "Machinery", "Anxiety", and "Phantasmes". CD

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Eleven76Occhio Occhio ... LP
Farfalla (France), 2022. New Copy ... $26.99
The first commercially-available full length set from Eleven76 – a group who get the classic sound library groove so correct, it's hard to tell if this is a contemporary album or a lost nugget from the 70s! There's a few moments of instrumentation and production that give things away slightly – but overall, these guys love the sort of tight, focused instrumentals that you'd find on the best DeWolfe or KPM Sound Library sets from years back – never complicating things too much, and just focusing on the right sort of rhythm, topped by a key instrumental element! The set's definitely got an Italian flavor at points – and titles include "The Scarab's Quest", "XYZ", "Junie", "This Kind Of Love", "Tooth Rot", "Feline", and "Puzzle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernard EstardyBernard Estardy's Space Oddities 1970 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic sounds from an unsung French music hero – sonic genius Bernard Estardy, whose talents mostly lay behind the studio window, where he worked magic with some of the best French singers of the 60s through the 90s! Yet during that time, Estardy was also recording some very cool cuts of his own – sound library material that saw the light of day on one rare funky album, La Formule Du Baron – but which also includes all the lost gems that appear on this great collection too! The music here is both groovy and playful, experimental and funky – a bit like some of the more upbeat and catchy electronic work dune by Piero Umiliani in the 70s, but often with some of the French touches you might know in music from artists like Jean-Claude Vannier or Francois De Roubaix. Some of the later tunes have a nice dark current – similar to the Italian Cosmic electronic tracks – while other earlier numbers have some warmer funky 70s elements in place. Titles include "Phasing Round", Cha Tatch Ka", "Artifice Percussion", "Asiatic Dream", "Pussy Ring", "Emeute A Tokyo", "Coeur Polaire", "Gang Train", Angoisse Au Coeur", and "Marionettes Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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Falk & KlouSwedish Library Grooves Vol 2 ... LP
Hattrick (UK), 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Not vintage sound library grooves, but that hardly matters at all – as the sound here is so great, you won't care when the music was recorded – as the whole thing's a completely wonderful blend of Fender Rhodes, funky drums, and a lot of different saxes and trumpet lines! There's a snakey groove to most tracks – a midtempo funk approach that's fuller than you might expect, given the small lineup in the group – sometimes topped with vocals that have a wordless yet soulful presence, almost like another instrument – really resonating with the classic keyboards in a mighty nice way! Titles include "CBS", "Golden Ear", "Kosmonaut", "Banana Jam", "Sunshine"- "The Dealer", "Finishing Line", and "Bittersweet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ron GeesinPot-Boilers – Soundtracks To Stephen Dwoskin Films 1966 to 1970 ... LP
Trunk (UK), Late 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
The great Ron Geesin is a man of many talents – UK studio genius, ace composer, arranger, and more – with ties to worlds that include film music, sound library work, easy listening, and even collaborations with Pink Floyd! The music here is all from films by underground director Stephen Dwoskin – a British filmmaker who was very influenced by the avant film scene in New York – and who, like some of the best of those artists, really saw music as a key component to his overall work! Gavin Bryars later scored some of Dwoskin's 70s efforts – but this set brings together mindblowing music by Geesin – work that, like Ron at his best on other records, is often as experimentally sonic as it is musical – created from elements that are almost impossible to discern, once they get the Geesin touch – and presented here in a long-overdue musical document of five films that have now crumbled to the ashes of time. Selections include "Chinese Checkers", "Alone", "Pot Boiler", "Feet", and "Moment". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy LasryFunky Ghost 1975 to 1987 ... LP
Hot Mule (France), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $32.99 36.99
Sweet solo work from Teddy Lasry – a keyboardist who first rose to fame as part of the French group Magma, but who's in much more soulful territory here – grooves that are a mix of jazz fusion and sound library modes – all presented with the sort of vintage vibe that you'd expect from the range of different keyboards pictured on the back cover! Lasry's maybe known less for this work than his prog years – but the tracks here show that Teddy's actually developed a great sense of space that makes his music sound even more wonderful than before – a kind of "less is more" approach to the keys, which often makes for some very soulful moments on the set! Titles include "Back To Amazonia", "Funky Ghost", "Krazy Kat", "Chamonix", "Blue Theme", "Raising Sun On Bali", and "Birds Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jelly Roll MortonLibrary Of Congress Recordings Highlights ... CD
Rounder, 1938. Used ... $2.99
Highlights from the 8 CD set, including several of Jelly Roll's solo piano performances of his best known compositions, and segments of his remarkable spoken story. CD
(Out of print.)

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Alex PudduBlack Orgasm/Naughty Girls At The Wild Party ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
The sound of 70s porn lives again – thanks to the mighty talents of Alex Puddu! "Black Orgasm" is a sweet blend of riffing acoustic guitar, bubbling Hammond, tripping beats, and a female vocal groan – all building to a beautiful climax by the end – but not without some instrumental sensitivity along the way! "Naughty Girls" romps along with a funkier, more badass feel – heavy drums, organ, and wah wah guitar – all stepping out with a 70s sound library groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jan Pulsford/Dave Hewson/Martin CookAtmosphere Music Library – Spectacular ... LP
Atmosphere (UK), Mid 80s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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John Reed & The AutomaticsWeekender/Unshaved Patterns ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The drums are hard and funky right at the start of "Weekender" – then guitar riffs step in, organ lines swell up, and the whole thing feels like one of those rare funky gems from the KPM sound library! The flipside is "Unshaved" – nice and clean, with wicked guitar wangling all over these leaping funky drums – very cool, and even trippier as the thing moves on! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Toots Thielemans with Rob FrankenToots Thielemans Meets Rob Franken – The Studio Sessions 1973 to 1983 (3CD set) ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 34.99
A treasure trove of barely-heard music from two of the most unique players on the European scene of the 70s – Fender Rhodes giant Rob Franken, and harmonica jazz maestro Toots Thielemans – two players who sound better here in the company of each other than they do on their own! Thielemans had been making music for many years before these sessions – but as the 70s hit, the electric piano really opened up new colors and tones in his instrument – heard most famously on his performances with Quincy Jones, and some of his soundtrack material – but actually even more amazing here alongside Franken – as the combination of chromatic harmonica and Fender Rhodes is completely sublime! The tracks were recorded as part of a series of sound library sessions that Rob organized – titled Functional Music – and the huge set features material from a number of different sessions done under that aegis. CD1 features 20 tracks under the heading of Nature Boy from 1981 and 1982 – with Franken on Rhodes, Toots on harmonica, Theo De Jong on bass, and Bruno Castellucci on drums. CD2 is titled Absorbed Love – and features six tracks from 1978 with Toots and Franken – and James Leary on bass, Eddie Marshall on drums, and tenor and flute on a few cuts from the great Ferdinand Povel – followed by fifteen more titles from 1974 with a different Thielemans/Franken lineup that features Joop Scholten on guitar, Wim Essed on bass, and Peter Ypma on drums. CD3 is titled Together, from 1973 – and mostly features Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Franken on Fender Rhodes, Rob Langereis on bass, and Eric Ineke on drums. 59 tracks in all – and a detailed book of notes! CD

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Jonny Trunk/Jerry Dammers (intro)Music Library – Graphic Art & Sound (revised & expanded) ... Book
Fuel Design (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $42.99 55.00
An incredible guide to sound library music around the world – one that features artwork from countless different labels, and brief notes on their history and output! The package is quite unique – not really a discography, not really an art book – but kind of a mix of both – and the only resource so far we've seen for tracking down the elusive musical gems that have come out of sound library sources of the 50s, 60s, and 70s! The book lists hundreds of records from 230 different labels – each presented alphabetically, with information and history on each label – alongside a huge amount of color images of the covers that are as beautiful as the music contained within. Trunk Records head Jonny Trunk put the whole thing together – and this huge second edition is twice as big as the first – really showing the full scope of new information on some of the more obscure labels that have come into play in recent years. 248 pages, hardcover, full color – and beautiful! Book

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Piero UmilianiL'Uomo Elettronico – Cosmic Electronic Environments From An Italian Synth Music Maestro 1972 to 1983 ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Weird and wonderful sounds from a very electric man – the mighty Piero Umiliani, an Italian composer who first rose to fame for a set of groundbreaking film scores in the 60s – then moved into even more experimental sound library work in the following decade! This set has Piero working in all sorts of cool electronic styles – never too outside or avant, but definitely in the darker side of his spectrum – although almost always with that playful sense of a tune that made his 60s music such a delight! The range of instruments varies – Umiliani clearly had a studio that was full of brand-new, top-shelf technologies – and titles are mostly from the mid 70s, with a few later cuts from 1983. Tunes include "Danza Magica", "Soundmaker Blues", "Fruitori", "Batticuore", "Sinistro Carillon", "Dolomiti", "Apocolaisse Atomica", "Description", "Lavorazione A Mare", and "Elettrone". CD
Also available L'Uomo Elettronico – Cosmic Electronic Environments From An Italian Synth Music Maestro 1972 to 1983 ... LP 36.99

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Piero UmilianiL'Uomo Elettronico – Cosmic Electronic Environments From An Italian Synth Music Maestro 1972 to 1983 ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Weird and wonderful sounds from a very electric man – the mighty Piero Umiliani, an Italian composer who first rose to fame for a set of groundbreaking film scores in the 60s – then moved into even more experimental sound library work in the following decade! This set has Piero working in all sorts of cool electronic styles – never too outside or avant, but definitely in the darker side of his spectrum – although almost always with that playful sense of a tune that made his 60s music such a delight! The range of instruments varies – Umiliani clearly had a studio that was full of brand-new, top-shelf technologies – and titles are mostly from the mid 70s, with a few later cuts from 1983. Tunes include "Danza Magica", "Soundmaker Blues", "Fruitori", "Batticuore", "Sinistro Carillon", "Dolomiti", "Apocolaisse Atomica", "Description", "Lavorazione A Mare", and "Elettrone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available L'Uomo Elettronico – Cosmic Electronic Environments From An Italian Synth Music Maestro 1972 to 1983 ... CD 22.99

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Piero UmilianiPiero Umiliani Library Music Vol 1 (13CD set) ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 13CDs ... $124.99 159.99
A stunning collection of work from the legendary Piero Umiliani – material that represents his rare sound library recordings, done after an initial rise to fame in the world of Italian soundtracks during the 60s! These recordings draw on all the musical genius and studio techniques that Piero perfected during his work on film – but the albums were all issued only as non-commercial sound library records, and never saw much circulation at the time – even though most of the sounds within are even more revolutionary that Umiliani's soundtracks! Much of the material was done in his famous Sound Workshop – and styles run from groovy, to experimental, to electronic, funk, and psychedelic – served up in different modes, depending on the nature of the album projects. Albums were originally issued on small labels that include Luito, Omega, Rovi, and Omicron – and this first volume features 13 full albums, each with original artwork – records that include Percussioni Ed Effetti Speciali, Underground, Temi Ritmici E Dinamici, Nuove Arie Romantiche, Classica Per L'Umo D'Oggi, Mondo Inquieto, Motivi Allegri E Distensivi, Discomusic, Tensione, Film Concerto, Panorama Italiano, Album Di Viaggio, and Suspence Elettronica. CD
(A beautiful set – comes in a wood box, with LP-styled sleeves and a booklet of notes – numbered edition of 500 copies! Please Note – the boxes in this shipment are painted white instead of black as shown above!)

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VariousAnglo American Ballads Vol 1 – The Library Of Congress Archive Of Folk Culture ... CD
Rounder, 1942. Used ... $12.99
A baker's dozen from Texas Gladden, Horton Barker, Woody Guthrie, Rebecca Tarwater, EC Ball, Pearl Borusky, Emery DeNoyer, Alex Moore, Basil May, and Pete Steele. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 32.99
Not a standard sound library record, but one that's every bit as funky – thanks to a great ear for the right sort of 70s grooves from the folks at ATA Records! The music is contemporary, from the label that's been giving us some great funky 45s over the years – but the package has all the look and feel of a rare UK sound library record from decades back – and a sound that definitely matches that vibe too! These aren't fake funk tunes, or simple remix numbers that try to sound retro – they're just the sort of instrumental grooves you'd hear from Alan Hawkshaw, John Cameron, or other UK sound library giants – served up here by a nameless array of musicians, on great tracks that include "The Needle Nose", "Whack Slap & Blow", "Kaye Okay", "Wiretap", "Siren Sea", "Planet Nine", "Midnight Heist", "Nuclear Wind 1", and "Wigged Out". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousJugoton Funk Vol 1 – A Decade Of Non-Aligned Beats, Soul, Disco, & Jazz 1969 to 1979 ... LP
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 40.98
Fierce funk from behind the iron curtain in the 70s – a huge selection of tracks from the Yugoslavian record label Jugoton – most presented here to the western work for the first time ever! The music here isn't the usual American funk and soul of the decade – even though the tracks show plenty of influence from that scene, but work the funky modes through a range of jazz, pop, sound library, and rockish modes – all with a really cool vibe that makes these tracks stand out strongly from the other sorts of music you might have in your collection. Some cuts have elements that are similar to other Eastern bloc funk of the period – like work from Poland or Czechoslovakia – but the label was based in Croatia, and also had more Mediterranean vibes running through the grooves – especially in the latter half of the 70s. Titles include "Zaznamovan" by Mladi Levi, "Tema IV" by Oko, "Blue Jeans" by Rok Hotel, "Lezaj Od Suza" by Josipa Lisac, "Ja Te Uzlaud Ljubim" by Soul Sound Band, "Alfa" by Igor Savin, "Ideja" by Marijan Kasaj, "Puno Parom" by Arsen Dedic, "Ljetne Skice" by Plesni Orkester RTZ, DAvni Zivot" by Dalibor Brun, and "Novinar" by Alfi Kabilijo. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPaisa Got Soul – Soul, AOR, & Disco In Italy 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.99
A set that's even better than you'd guess from the title – as the music here is from a really nice range of sources, and has a spirit that's very much its own – neither in the range of more familiar Italo Disco, nor some of the chintzier pop tracks of the time! Instead, the project's coming at the music with the same love of obscure, underground tracks that the Four Flies label has brought to their soundtrack and sound library reissues – and given that some of the numbers here are funky instrumentals, we're betting that they started out in the world of library music, then started to add some great vocal cuts too! Production is great – and there's a nice punch and polish to most cuts – but again, none of the too-slick modes you'd hear on the charts – instead maybe like some of the cooler, more laidback California productions of the mid 70s. A wealth of work we never would have heard otherwise – with titles that include "In Alto Mare" by Mario Lavezzi, "Bianco E Nero" by Barnaba, "Smettila" by Jim Porto, "Vienimi A Pigliare" by I Ricci, "C'E Una Donna Sola" by Massimo Stella, "Se Ti Va Cosi" by Serafini, "La Mia Nave" by Stefano Pulga, "Mo" by Peppino Di Capri, "Solo Mo" by Enzo Cervo, and "California Bill" by Alberto Radius. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUndercurrents – From The Joseph Weinberger, Programme Music, & Impress Libraries 1967 to 1985 ... LP
Buried Treasure (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 29.99
Nearly 20 years of work from some of the more obscure sound library labels on the European scene – served up here in a blend of modes that moves between heavy funk, jazzier grooves, and some more atmospheric keyboard-heavy tracks – all of which we're not sure we've ever heard before! There's a few names here you might recognize from soundtrack, jazz, or studio work – mixed with others that are a new discovery to our ears – and the range of sounds is wonderful, with a very fresh take on the world of sound library music – all of it groovy, none of it dark, yet still pretty different. Titles include "Eastern Sunset" and "Move & Counter Move" by Bob Downes, "Make No Bones" and "Jack Knife" by Midas Touch, "Crossflow One" and "Primitive Signal" by Tim Cross, "Awakening" by Bill Geldard, "The Real McCoy" by Peter Thomas, "Rock Minus Zero" by Pete Smith, "Water Reactor" by Harold Fischer, "Tape Work" by Derek Austin, and "Evening Prayer" by Narash Sohal. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin BoettcherSonderdezernat K1 – Original Soundtrack Music From The German TV Series 1972 to 1982 ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant sounds from the very first note – and some of the grooviest music we've ever heard from German maestro Martin Boettcher! Martin's known for both soundtrack and sound library material – and here, he's turning out some wickedly great work for a 70s German TV show – in styles that are heavy on the cop/crime modes of the time, but which really seem to draw from the deeper wealth of feeling that Boettcher brought to his sound library work – lots of wonderfully simple elements that color each tune with its own particular feel – making for an extremely evocative batch of tracks that go way past the usual funky TV modes! Make no doubt, there's still plenty of funk in the mix – but given that the set features a whopping 31 tracks, most of them short – there's a great sense of variety on the collection too. Titles include "Taxi Funk", "Sonderezernat K1", "St Pauli Beat", "Rauschgiftbande", "Oelker Auf Abwegen", "Sunshine", "Todesmelodie", "Christine Im Sportwagen", and "Love Me". CD

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✨✧ Henryk Debich/Orkiestra PRiTV1978 – City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool collection of work from Polish sound library talent Henryk Debich – all 70s material that was designed to evoke the feel of the modern city – including many tracks that were issued in a special cassette series for daily commuters! The material was recorded at the Polish Radio studios, and mixes groovy 70s elements with fuller orchestrations – some disco rhythms at points, mellower soundtrack touches at others – keyboards often stepping out strongly from the fuller arrangements in a way that's a bit like Italian or UK sound library material at the same time! Titles include "UFO", "Obsydian", "Marmyszka", "City", "Choral I Final", and "Perforowany Parmezan". CD features four bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Tadeusz KlimondaCreme De La Menthe – Deep Groovy Cuts From 1970s ... LP
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first we've heard of Polish composer Tadeusz Klimonda – and we're hoping it won't be the last, as the music here is extremely groovy and often quite funky – very much like some of the best 70s sound library material from other European scenes! Klimonda's got maybe a farther-reaching scope at times – at points very much in a familiar cop/crime sort of groove, but at other times filled with rich currents that really balance things out – and occasional really cool use of techniques that remind us of some of our favorite French talents. This set brings together 10 of the grooviest tracks from the larger 2CD collection from this time – and titles include "Senna Modulacja", "W Kregu Ognia", "Piata Katarakta", "Pozenganie Z Anna", "Krol Sie Bawi", "Powrot Do Legendy", "Tobie Prawdy Nie Powiem", "Gadka Przygodna", and "Pozegnanie Z Anna". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hany MehannaMusic For Airplanes – A Collection Of Instrumental Showpieces & Scores For Egyptian Films & TV Series 1973 to 1980 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Souma (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really weird and wonderful collection of work – hardly the airplane music you'd guess from the title, and certainly not in the territory of Brian Eno's Music For Airports – but instead some obscure sound library material from the 70s scene in Egypt! There's a mix of modern and ancient instrumentation going on that's really wonderful – exotic reeds over funky drums, soaring strings next to sweet keyboards – all with a level that's a nicely different take on territory that European sound library artists were exploring during the decade! Things are often funkier than we might expect – almost in the territory of some of the more groove-heavy Salah Ragab records – and titles include "Reem", "Rehala", "Walad Wa Bint", "Ayni Betrif", "Less Al Thulatha", "Daa Al Omr Ya Waladay", "Sypathique", "Baya", "Ta'Er Al Layl", "Al Quina Al Za'Ef", and "Al Dawama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl pressing – with liner notes too!)

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✨✧ Janko NilovicSoul Impressions/Drug Song ... 7-inch
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two beautiful grooves from sound library genius Janko Nilovic – both of them completely sublime! "Soul Impressions" definitely lives up to its title, but has a special sort of flavor too – this cool way of stepping into the groove at the start, completely with a lightly lyrical flute line – then a nice building of wah wah guitar, horns, and other bits as the tune gets funkier and funkier! "Drug Song" is funky too – but in a trippy style that you might expect from the title – lots of fuzz on the guitar, a blown-out funky flute, and heavy drums too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Santucci-ScoppaJazzissima – Italian Jazz Library Music Series Vol 1 ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent obscure jazzy groovers from the groundbreaking team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Cicci plays trumpet and Enzo plays tenor – and the pair had chops sharp enough to play with the best of the Italian jazz scene of the 70s, but which also graced more than a fair share of private "sound library" recordings of the same time. The grooves are nice and tight, and the pair play with tight rhythm backing by Franco D'Andrea on piano, Bruno Briaco on drums, and Bruno Tomasso on bass – in a great mode that mixes bossa, bop, and mod styles with effortless ease, and which sounds like a classic Blue Note 60s release during its best moments, touched with some of the electricity of the post-Miles generation! Titles include "Wipe Look", "Spirale", "Trip", "Run Run", "Pressa", "Pausa", "Disoccupazione", "Primo Turno", and "Deep Look". CD

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✨✧ Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Paesaggi (original 1971 cover) ... LP
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host of great keyboards, especially organ – over rhythms that are mellow-stepping and slightly funky – often updated with modes borrowed from bossa nova, but brought into a more sensuous Italian soundtrack setting – balanced with nice touches on flute, guitar, and other instrumentation as well. The whole thing's wonderful – as lovely as your favorite soundtrack work by Umiliani, Piero Piccioni, or Armando Trovajoli – with titles that include "Porta D'Oriented", "Tanto Lontano", "Pianure D'Asia", "Oriente Rosso", "Prime Nebbie", "Nel Parco", "Vecchie Strade", and "Laguna Tropicale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 700 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousPaisa Got Soul – Soul, AOR, & Disco In Italy 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's even better than you'd guess from the title – as the music here is from a really nice range of sources, and has a spirit that's very much its own – neither in the range of more familiar Italo Disco, nor some of the chintzier pop tracks of the time! Instead, the project's coming at the music with the same love of obscure, underground tracks that the Four Flies label has brought to their soundtrack and sound library reissues – and given that some of the numbers here are funky instrumentals, we're betting that they started out in the world of library music, then started to add some great vocal cuts too! Production is great – and there's a nice punch and polish to most cuts – but again, none of the too-slick modes you'd hear on the charts – instead maybe like some of the cooler, more laidback California productions of the mid 70s. A wealth of work we never would have heard otherwise – with titles that include "In Alto Mare" by Mario Lavezzi, "Bianco E Nero" by Barnaba, "Smettila" by Jim Porto, "Vienimi A Pigliare" by I Ricci, "C'E Una Donna Sola" by Massimo Stella, "Se Ti Va Cosi" by Serafini, "La Mia Nave" by Stefano Pulga, "Mo" by Peppino Di Capri, "Solo Mo" by Enzo Cervo, and "California Bill" by Alberto Radius. CD
Also available Paisa Got Soul – Soul, AOR, & Disco In Italy 1977 to 1986 ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Sam FonteynCavendish Series No 2 ... 7-inch
Cavendish/King International (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Rare sound library work from Sam Fonteyn – maybe not the biggest name in the field, but an artist who stands tall next to some of his British contemporaries with the two cuts on the set! Actually, there's just one cut – the great "One Way Trip", but served up in two different takes – first a "warm version", which has a harder funky sound and some great vibes in the middle – then a "cool" take, which is a bit more laidback, but equally funky! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBig Deal – Weinberger Funk Library 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Big deal, indeed – as this excellent set looks at a really under-tapped source of sound library funk from the 70s – a small British company who was turning out glorious grooves in the same classic years as KPM or DeWolfe! The players here are mostly British, and many are more obscure than the other UK sound library musicians who worked for the bigger labels – and often had soundtrack and jazz studio recordings as well. These guys are fresh names, with fresh sounds, and some heavy grooves that have hardly seen the light of day after their limited 70s circulation on non-commercial albums. You've got a taste of a few Weinberger tracks on the Bosworth Library Sessions from Strut many years back – but these are all different grooves, chosen with the great ear for jazzy funk we expect from the Sonorama label. Titles include "Integration" by Trevor Bastow, "Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm" by Reginald Wale, "Over & Out" by Toni Campo, "Big Deal" by Midals Touch, "Santaren" by Vick Flick, "Focus On The Middle East" by Ishfahan Farid, "Knock On Wood" by Sid Dale, "Make No Bones" by Midals Touch, "Centrefold" by Toni Campo, "Soul Punch" by Piet Van Meren, and "Gone Gone Gone" by Reginale Wale. CD

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✨✧ VariousCinemaphonic Vol 2 – Soul Punch – British Library Music 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Motel, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Funky sound library gems – with a sweet stripped-down groove! The set features a number of tracks of UK origin – with a mix of compressed drums, keyboard riffs, wah-wah guitars, funky flute, and a bit of horns – never over the top hard and funky, but with that spare break-heavy mode that you'd hear in the best 70s soundtrack work. No surprise, most of these cuts were originally scored for TV and radio – but these days, they're more the stuff of beat-heads and break-fiends! The album's one of the best of its type we've heard in years – and is filled with great numbers like "Flute Loop" by Dick Hyman, "Soul Punch" by Piet Van Meren, "Winning Is Easy" by Steve Gray, "Crab Apple Jam" by David Snell, "Day Tripper" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Flute Salad" by Bill Gedard, "Cool Echo" by Piet Van Meren, and "Mile High Swinger" by Alan Hawkshaw. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSpeedball Experience – Obscure Pop Jazz From Early 70's Italian Music Library ... CD
Giaguaro/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the first collections to offer up the sorts of rare gems that have made Italian sound library records so worth digging for over the years – initially a 90s package, done before there was much information provided on the studios and players, and with the kind of porno cover that was initially used to sell grooves like this to the wider global scene of funk collectors! Forget the package, though, because the cuts are what matter most – an assortment of different funky numbers that are heavy on tight drums, funky basslines, and sweet keyboards – from mysterious sound library creators who include Sandro Brugnolini, Franco Bixio, Stefano Torossi, Raskovich, and Narassa. Titles include "Polyphony", "Diamonds", "Abiente Elegante", "La Gang", "Diatomea", "Capricorno", "Sweet Beat", and "Schizzo". CD

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✨✧ Fabio FaborB81 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – a set that's got some of the coolest, grooviest tunes we've heard from that country's sound library generation! Unlike some of the spookier, more avant sets from the libraries, this one's awash in beautiful little instrumentals that fit somewhere between funky soundtrack material and the jazzier side of easy listening – served up with a fair bit of bossa-styled rhythms in the mix, and some wonderful use of instrumentation that feels like the sound of 60s A&M Records, but taken into very cool, hip territory! Instruments include flute, electric harpsichord, trumpet, and tenor sax – all used in different ways from track to track – on titles that include "Sexy Tour", "Satanas", "Telegraph Center", "Alexandra", "Matildas", "Paradiso Hippy", "Orsella", and "Skinnj". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Sauveur MalliaSpace Oddities – Sauveur Mallia 1979 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet spacey grooves from Sauveur Mallia – the French electronic genius who was also the founder of the group Arpadys, who you might know from similarly spacey work of their own! The tracks here are all from a point when the European sound library scene was shedding some of the bigger orchestrations of the past, and going for leaner grooves that often just featured the work of one individual, like Mallia – heavy on keyboard lines and bubbling rhythms that also tie many of these tracks into the sound of the European clubs at the time – with a vibe that's not too different from Cerrone at his best! Most of the cuts here were originally done for the Telemusic label – not commercially available to the mainstream – and titles include "Supersmurf", "Exotic Guide", "Space People", "Electronic Africa", "Smurfissimo", "Synthetic Neutron", "All The Bass", and "African Break". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Boguslaw RudzinskiUnitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a saxophonist we're hearing here for the first time ever – Boguslaw Rudzinski, who recorded this set in 1963 – right at the same time Krzystof Komeda and his generation were opening up doors in modern jazz on the Polish scene! Rudzinski is maybe a bit more inside that Komeda or Tomas Stanko, but has this really great edge in his tenor, and a way of coming up with songs that manage to swing, but open up new ideas too – most penned here by pianist Krzystof Sadowski, an artist we do know and love – and who really shines in the group here alongside the guitar of Janusz Sidorenko, bass of Janusz Rafalski, and drums of Wladyslaw Jagiello. The material was recorded for a sound library, and never issued at the time – and Boguslaw plays a bit of clarinet, too – but with a modern Tony Scott sort of edge. Titles include "Casanova", "Messa", "Rockin Blues", "Epitex", "Silikonia", and "Unitron". CD

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✨✧ VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... LP
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ VariousEsterno Notte Giorno D'Estate – Open Air Grooves, Daytime Breaks, Sunny & Scat Beats From The Italian Untapped Film Music Archives 1969 to 1978 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sunny grooves with a fantastic sound – music that echoes some of our favorite Italian soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but most of it previously unreleased! The work here is from undertapped sources of the period – not some of the oft-compiled songs from the Italian soundtrack/sound library reissue scene of the past decade or two – but instead lots of fresh tracks that really throw open the gates – with strong quality tracks that are awash in lots of groovy elements! Music is both acoustic and electric, often with a fair bit of jazz or bossa nova influences – and in contrast to some sound library collections that go for the darker side of the spectrum, these tracks are all as warm as you might guess from the title. Tracks include "Don Milani" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Cugine Mie" by Nico Fidenco, "Gideon" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Camorra" by Manuel De Sica, "Pensiero D'Amore" by Mario Migliardi, "Gisposta A Tutto" by Gianni Marchetti, "Mondo Di Notte Oggi" by Gianni Oddi Gianni Dell'Orso, "Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura" by Carlo Pes, and "Verso La Droga" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – pressed on 180 gram vinyl and with bonus CD!)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins – as the whole thing's a stunning array of groovers that not only match the best jazz, funk, and sound library tracks from other European scenes in the 70s – they also do a great job of taking on the best America had to offer too! Belgium was no stranger to soul and funk – given its fervent 60s soul collectors scene, and the nation's role as a crossroads in Europe – which left it open to plenty of influence from visiting musicians, including American artists as well. You can definitely hear all that coming into play here – as the work is nicely fresh, and very free of overdone cliches or easy references – as these guys all take the best bits that might have influenced them, and jumbled them up into something really new. The scope of sounds is wonderful – and titles include "Funky Tramway" by Mad Unity, "Sunshine Star" by Open Sky Unit, "Gimme Some More Of That" by Plus, "Funky" by Andre Brasseur, "Avenue Louise" by Black Blood, "Music & Co" by Les Helions, "Balek" by Placebo, "Librium" by Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, "Top Less" by Alex Scorier, "Stories" by Chakachas, "Ostinato Bass" by Rene Costy, "Memories" by Amadeo, "Viva Boma" by Cos, "Pop In Three" by The Rapture, "Smoke" by Leo Cavallo, "Marakesh" by Hein Huysmans Kwintet, "One For You" by Doug Lucas, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Lord Funk" by Super Funk Special, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. CD

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s Part 2 ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins – as the whole thing's a stunning array of groovers that not only match the best jazz, funk, and sound library tracks from other European scenes in the 70s – they also do a great job of taking on the best America had to offer too! Belgium was no stranger to soul and funk – given its fervent 60s soul collectors scene, and the nation's role as a crossroads in Europe – which left it open to plenty of influence from visiting musicians, including American artists as well. You can definitely hear all that coming into play here – as the work is nicely fresh, and very free of overdone cliches or easy references – as these guys all take the best bits that might have influenced them, and jumbled them up into something really new. The scope of sounds is wonderful – and titles include "Memories" by Amadeo, "Viva Boma" by Cos, "Pop In Three" by The Rapture, "Smoke" by Leo Cavallo, "Marakesh" by Hein Huysmans Kwintet, "One For You" by Doug Lucas, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Lord Funk" by Super Funk Special, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chimes – Belgian Grooves From The 70s ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Funk from Belgium? Believe it or not, stranger things have happened – and we can promise that if you played these tracks back to back with more familiar grooves from other 70s sources, you'd quickly find that these Belgian grooves are right up there with the best of the bunch! The set's maybe a more sophisticated follow-up to the excellent Funky Chicken collection, which documented some grittier Belgian 70s material a few years back – and this one shows off a wickedly sharp batch of tunes that include funky fusion, sweet sound library numbers, and lots of really inventive cuts that are plenty funk, but often take some great chances too – in ways that almost make us think that the nation's scene was so small that musicians from different genres were often hanging out together, and breaking down lots of musical boundaries in the process! As with the other set, the presentation here is wonderful – not just fantastic music we'd never have discovered otherwise, but also very detailed notes and an overall punch that few other funky compilations can match. Titles include "Funky Chimes" by Francis Coppieters, "My Chinese Girl Likes Kung Fu Fighting" by The Sumos, "Traveling On Rhythms" by Bud Hunga & His Diplomatic Music, "Pink Movement" by Experience, "Tiger Walk" by The Peter Laine Orchestra, "Faded Lady (inst)" by SSO, "Barabajagal" by The Flying Guitar, "Scratch My Back (parts 1 & 2)" by The Soul Scratchers, "Skylab" by Electronic System III, "Free Way Exit" by Guido Carnagy, "Guess We'd Better Break Up Now" by Etta Cameron, "Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose" by Philip Catherine, "Riff For Peggy" by Roland Thyssen, "We Love The Policemen" by Hearts Of Soul & Shampoo, "Smoke Signal" by Indian Sound Of Blackfoot, "Inner City Blues" by Leslie Kent, "Chewing Gum Delirium" by Free Pop Electronic Concept, "Akkerwinde" by Lieven, "Concerto For Right Foot & Orchestra" by George Hayes & His Philarpopic Orchestra, "Punktowiec" by Skleroptak, and "Soul Melody" by R Dero. CD

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chimes – Belgian Grooves From The 70s – Part 1 ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Funk from Belgium? Believe it or not, stranger things have happened – and we can promise that if you played these tracks back to back with more familiar grooves from other 70s sources, you'd quickly find that these Belgian grooves are right up there with the best of the bunch! The set's maybe a more sophisticated follow-up to the excellent Funky Chicken collection, which documented some grittier Belgian 70s material a few years back – and this one shows off a wickedly sharp batch of tunes that include funky fusion, sweet sound library numbers, and lots of really inventive cuts that are plenty funk, but often take some great chances too – in ways that almost make us think that the nation's scene was so small that musicians from different genres were often hanging out together, and breaking down lots of musical boundaries in the process! As with the other set, the presentation here is wonderful – not just fantastic music we'd never have discovered otherwise, but also very detailed notes and an overall punch that few other funky compilations can match. Titles on this first vinyl volume include "Funky Chimes" by Francis Coppieters, "My Chinese Girl Likes Kung Fu Fighting" by The Sumos, "Traveling On Rhythms" by Bud Hunga & His Diplomatic Music, "Pink Movement" by Experience, "Tiger Walk" by The Peter Laine Orchestra, "Faded Lady (inst)" by SSO, "Barabajagal" by The Flying Guitar, "Scratch My Back (parts 1 & 2)" by The Soul Scratchers, "Skylab" by Electronic System III, and "Free Way Exit" by Guido Carnagy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSounds Of The Times – From The KPM & Conroy Music Libraries 1970 to 1977 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of Brit sound library work – most of it from the legendary KPM 1000 Series, plus assorted bits from the Conroy label as well! The work here leans heavily towards funky jazz – those fuzzy, hard-driving tunes that always made KPM sides a key choice for action films and cop shows – and which have made digging through sound library records such a delight all these many decades later! The compilers did a really wonderful job with this set – creating a feel that's a bit different than the usual sound library collection – because although funky overall, the package also features some jazzy moments too – key cuts that are interspersed with the action moments to create a really fleshed-out sense of mood and feeling. Plus, the set list is huge – 25 tracks in all, running for well over 70 minutes – truly the treasure trove we promised at the start of this review, with titles that include "Soul For Sale" and "Tycoon" by Keith Mansfield, "Block Buster" and "Head In The Clouds" by Johnny Pearson, "Loco Motion" and "Soul Foot Strut" by Dave Gold, "Traffic" and "Challenger" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Short Cut" by James Clarke, "Heavy Traffic" by James Cameron, "Speculation" by David Lindup, "Vegas To LA" by Dick Doerschuk, "Tough Assignment" by Chris Gunning, "Speedway" by Nick Ingman, "String Boogie" by Brian Bennett, and "The Double Take" by Steve Gray. CD

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✨✧ Czerwono-CzarniMotor I Ja – 1963/1964 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sound library music from mid 60s Poland, but tracks that feel a lot more like American instrumental rock from the same time too – a very different approach than the larger orchestrations you might expect! Most of these tunes are pretty upbeat, and filled with twangy guitars that soar forward in space – matched sometimes with a bit of saxophone, or occasionally some piano – and peppered with a few tracks that get a bit more spacious, which really makes a lot more depth for the record – a lot more than you'd hear from some American surf rock record at the time! All tracks are as short as the side of an instrumental 45 – and titles include "Podarunek", "Pod Paugami", "Remont", "Motor I Ja", "Agatko Pocaluj", and "Czerwono Czarny Twist". CD

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✨✧ Sauveur MalliaSpace Oddities – Sauveur Mallia 1979 to 1984 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet spacey grooves from Sauveur Mallia – the French electronic genius who was also the founder of the group Arpadys, who you might know from similarly spacey work of their own! The tracks here are all from a point when the European sound library scene was shedding some of the bigger orchestrations of the past, and going for leaner grooves that often just featured the work of one individual, like Mallia – heavy on keyboard lines and bubbling rhythms that also tie many of these tracks into the sound of the European clubs at the time – with a vibe that's not too different from Cerrone at his best! Most of the cuts here were originally done for the Telemusic label – not commercially available to the mainstream – and titles include "Supersmurf", "Exotic Guide", "Space People", "Electronic Africa", "Smurfissimo", "Synthetic Neutron", "All The Bass", and "African Break". CD

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✨✧ Boguslaw RudzinskiUnitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a saxophonist we're hearing here for the first time ever – Boguslaw Rudzinski, who recorded this set in 1963 – right at the same time Krzystof Komeda and his generation were opening up doors in modern jazz on the Polish scene! Rudzinski is maybe a bit more inside that Komeda or Tomas Stanko, but has this really great edge in his tenor, and a way of coming up with songs that manage to swing, but open up new ideas too – most penned here by pianist Krzystof Sadowski, an artist we do know and love – and who really shines in the group here alongside the guitar of Janusz Sidorenko, bass of Janusz Rafalski, and drums of Wladyslaw Jagiello. The material was recorded for a sound library, and never issued at the time – and Boguslaw plays a bit of clarinet, too – but with a modern Tony Scott sort of edge. Titles include "Casanova", "Messa", "Rockin Blues", "Epitex", "Silikonia", and "Unitron". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hareton SalvaniniSP 73 ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Moody instrumental magic from Hareton Salvanini – an artist with an Italian sounding name, and an approach that reminds us of some of the hippest composers of the sound library and film score scene in Italy during the 70s! The album's all instrumental, and is almost a soundtrack for a film that never existed – as Salvanini mixes his own piano lines with these moody strings and dark-tinged instrumentation – all with a vibe that's maybe a bit warmer than David Axelrod or Johnny Harris, but in the same sort of territory as their important albums of the time! Weird reeds color in some moments, offbeat strings some others – and there's a suppressed sense of emotion that lingers with lots of blue currents on the record – really fitting Hareton's look on the cover. Titles include "Salamandras", "Viver", "So, "Primitivo", "Irracional", "Papa Mama", "Yelris", and "Preludio Em Si Bemol Menor". CD

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✨✧ Tanner Total Sound LibraryStation Features (3801) ... LP
William B Tanner, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, title and catalog number in marker.)

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✨✧ Tanner Total Sound LibraryStation Features (3804) ... LP
William B Tanner, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, a partially split bottom seam, and title and catalog number in marker.)

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✨✧ Tanner Total Sound LibraryStation Features (3806) ... LP
William B Tanner, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Includes ten 30 second election themed interludes – with titles that include "Election Returns Promo", "Mayer", "Alderman", "Collector", "Judge", "Incubent Candidate", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and an index label.)

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✨✧ Tanner Total Sound LibraryElectronic News Intros/Effects 3803 ... LP
William B Tanner, 1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Bulletin News Intro", "Weather Intro", "Sports News Intro", "Traffic News Intro", and many more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... CD
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 42.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, but often with a soundtrack-like quality – as if Ihsan was scoring the backgrounds for some cop/crime thriller that was set in Beirut! Other instrumentation is part of the mix too – lean use of drums, bass, and guitar mostly, although sometimes filled up with larger orchestrations – on titles that include "Streets Of Beirut", "Dindolo", "Girl Friend", "Gipsy Nights", "Theme From The Film Almankhtouf", and "Sonatina For Maria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro AlessandroniFormula 1 Nell'Inferno Del Grand Prix ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 29.99
One of the grooviest racing soundtracks we've ever heard – a set that's a lot more funky than some of the better-known racetrack film scores that were coming into the racks during the late 60s! The vibe here is almost a bit like some of the sound library material of Alessandro Alessandroni – lots of great melodic elements, wrapped around rhythms that are nice and slinky on the slower moments, and downright funky on the faster ones – mostly instrumental, but with just a bit of vocals at points from I Cantori Moderni – that very cool harmony group that Alessandroni used on many recordings. The instrumentation is never too complex, and the focus feels more small combo than some of the larger orchestrations on Italian scores at the time – served up here in an assortment of 20 tracks from the film! CD

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Alessandro Alessandroni & Rino De FilippiVacanze ... LP
SR/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A sweet summer vacation from two Italian sound library maestros – both working here together at the height of their powers – in the kind of blend of funk, bossa, and jazz that you could only find in the Italian scene at the time! The rhythms are lively, but nice and light too – skipping around with a fantastic vibe that really illuminates the keyboards, guitar lines, and other elements used in the music – that kind of breezy, lovely quality we love in some of our best Italian soundtracks – served up here on short instrumentals with a nice sense of variety, but a very unified vibe on the album. Titles include "Ritmica Distensiva", "Viaggio Nella Notte", "Scioltezza Sportiva", "Nostalgian Di Un Giorno", "Fabbricauto", and "Panorama Beach". LP, Vinyl record album

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire record too!)

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Brian BennettVoyage – A Journey Into Discoid Funk (blue & black swirl vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Real Gone, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A really heady record from British drummer Brian Bennett – an artist known for both jazz and funky sound library work – here stretching out in a mode that really fits the image on the cover! The tunes are longer than some of Bennett's earlier sound library material – almost a mix of progressive energy with jazzier funk – a lot cooler than the disco reference in the title might imply! The set's got tremendous keyboards from Francis Monkman – who handles all the spacier elements, while the drums of Bennett works the rhythms with bass from Alan Jones – on long tracks with plenty of complexity, but also plenty of groove! Titles include "Voyage", "Solstice", "Chain Reaction", "Pendulum Force", "Air Quake", and "Ocean Glide". LP, Vinyl record album
(First US vinyl release – on limited black and blue swirled vinyl!)
Also available Voyage – A Journey Into Discoid Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Brian BennettVoyage – A Journey Into Discoid Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
DJM/Strawberry (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really heady record from British drummer Brian Bennett – an artist known for both jazz and funky sound library work – here stretching out in a mode that really fits the image on the cover! The tunes are longer than some of Bennett's earlier sound library material – almost a mix of progressive energy with jazzier funk – a lot cooler than the disco reference in the title might imply! The set's got tremendous keyboards from Francis Monkman – who handles all the spacier elements, while the drums of Bennett works the rhythms with bass from Alan Jones – on long tracks with plenty of complexity, but also plenty of groove! Titles include "Voyage", "Solstice", "Chain Reaction", "Pendulum Force", "Air Quake", and "Ocean Glide". 2CD version features a full CD of bonus material – including 7" single mixes of "Pendulum Force" and "Ocean Glide" – and working mixes of every track on the album. CD
Also available Voyage – A Journey Into Discoid Funk (blue & black swirl vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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Brian Bennett/Alan HawkshawSynthesis – KPM 1132 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Very groovy work from these two Brit sound library greats – loads of funky tunes, and great keyboards too – all served up in a massively funky record that was never issued to the public at large! Had this set hit the real record racks in 1974, it might well have challenged some of the greatest material from George Duke or Herbie Hancock – as the tunes are mostly funky, and feature lots of wonderful work on a wide variety of keyboards – sometimes getting all cool and wigged-out, even when the grooves are upbeat – a bit like Herbie in his Sextant years! Titles include "Hit Me Hit Me", "Big Black Cadillac", "Collision Course", "The Executive", "Hovercraft", "Mermaid", "Auto Glide", "Where The Action Is", and "Getting It Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tim Berne's BloodcountLowlife – The Paris Concert ... CD
JMT, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Features Tim Berne on alto, Chris Speed on tenor and clarinet, Michael Formanek on bass, Jim Black on drums, and Marc Ducret on electric guitar. CD
(Out of print, ex-library copy. Booklet is missing the front panel, disc has a sticker on label, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Blue SharksIt Became Crystal (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Leonardi/Redi (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
A really groovy little record – originally issued in a very small run for the equally small Leonardi sound library label – but a set that's got more than enough funky instrumental moments to rival the giants on the scene at the time! The record's got plenty of keyboards, riffing guitars, and funky drums – used here on short tunes that pack plenty of punch, and which often have a romping funky style that's somewhere in the territory of the legendary Duke Of Burlington albums – but with more organ in the lead instead of piano! Very funky throughout – with cuts that include "The Hunter", "Waiting The Blow", "Handy Goes To Pub", "Clumsy Chap", The Newcomer", and "A Sort of Witchery". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on clear blue vinyl! Note: top cover seam has a very small split, about an inch – but price has been discounted, and rest of cover is great.)

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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". LP, Vinyl record album

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Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)

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Sandro BrugnoliniAbstract Forms – A Selection Of Electronic Moods & Atmospheres ... LP
Musica Per Immagini/Sonor (Italy), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $23.99
Late work from Italian sound library giant Sandro Brugnolini, but great work too – a set that shifts a bit in the styles of instrumentation used, but which follows lots of the same dark passages that Sandro explored in the 70s! The keyboards and electronics are more digital than analog, but never have that cheesy, tinny sound of mainstream work from the time – proof that Brugnolini is a real master of sound, with an ear tuned towards bringing out the richest possibilities from his instruments! A few titles have a more mainstream soundtrack vibe, while others are in a more atonal mode – and titles include "Vapor Killer", "Barbarel", "Omen Nemo", "I Remember Sax", "Young Clan", "Baby Gang", and a number of titles dedicated to the Russian painter, variations on "Kandinsky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandro BrugnoliniSuperground (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
Some of the trippiest sound library material we've ever heard from Sandro Brugnolini – in part because the core group here is a psychedelic combo, which might have led to a few of the tracks being used in a short animated film on Sharon Tate and Charles Manson! Yet as with most of the great sound library albums of the time, the music is way more than conventional – as guitar, organ, bass, and drums are arranged, recorded, and produced in very unusual ways – with a really open ear towards the fuller, larger sound – which includes great effects and other elements along the way! The whole thing's very groovy – kind of mid 60s Italian mod soundtrack styles meeting the psychedelic generation – and titles include "Kissing", "Villa Polanski", "Sharon Tate", "Hip Now", "Lovable", "Petting", "Under Funeral", and "Malattia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99 34.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes them even better than before – certainly funkier, as the album's full of the kind of sharp, hard-grooving titles that first made us fall in love with sound library records in the first place! The date of the album's 1969, and both musicians make nice use of psych elements in their instrumentation – adding a bit of fuzz, wah-wah, or trippy guitar in just the right spaces – never going over the top, or getting too indulgent – but just moving in a groove that's tightly jazz funky at the bottom, and maybe a bit freaky at the top. Wonderful work throughout – and titles include "Sweet Beat", "Repetition", "Starter", and "Makkaresh" by Stefano Torossi – and "Wawa", "Motuproprio", "Polyphony", and "Flyer" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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Sammy Burdson (Gerhard Narholz)Background Action ... LP
Conroy/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
A killer set of sound library funk, and one that hardly needs to be relegated to the background – given the frenetic energy in the set! Sammy Burdson is a pseudonym for Gerhard Narholz – founder of the Sonoton sound library – but here, he's working in a style that's much more full-on and driving than some of his other work – lots of heavy drums, mixed with tripped out guitar and keyboard lines – on tracks that all offer up shorter and longer variations on some really fantastic themes! It's almost like the whole record is made up of "chase" themes from cop/crime soundtracks of the time – and titles include "Kabul Trip", "Route Africaine", "Speed Unlimited", "Hurricane Wheels", and "Water Pollution". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sammy Burdson/Klaus Weiss/Larry RobbinsDramatic Tempi/Background Rhythms ... LP
Conroy/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
A killer from the UK Conroy sound library series of the 70s – and a record with two very distinct personalities! Side one really lives up to the dramatic tempo promised in the title – thanks to some fierce heavy drums from the great Klaus Weiss, known for a whole bunch of funky classics on the German scene of the 70s, and really bringing a lot here to his collaboration with Sammy Burdson (aka Gerhard Narholz)! The flipside is funky too, but with a slightly different vibe – lots of warmer melodic elements from arranger/composer Larry Robbins, but still served up with plenty of funky drums! Titles include "Vox Pop", "Percussion Take", "Canned Pop", "Pop Waves", "Cyclodrom", "Devil's Drive", "The Camp", "Is It Hip", and "Crime Ways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ugo BusoniValvole ... LP
Nuova Idea/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 42.99
There's all sorts of cool musical ideas happening here – sounds that are sometimes striking, sometimes more subtle, and which really revel in the freedoms offered by the sound library setting of the recording! Most of the music is pretty tuneful, but in ways that are different than expectations of the commercial uses for which it was intended – as Ugo Busoni mixes together a range of keyboards, some great basslines, and even some occasional vibes that sound especially nice – in a mix of cuts that moves between funky and brooding, then back again! Titles include "Raid", "Rullo", "In Serie", "Tokyo", "Piccolo Idea", "Digradante", "Starne", and "Controspionaggio", and "Polvere Cosmica". LP, Vinyl record album

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CabildosWhere Is The Cat (clear orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sable/BTF (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99 39.99
Totally fantastic work from Cabildos – an obscure sound library project featuring Johnny Cabildo on keyboards and percussion, plus added grooves from Derek Wilson on drums! The sound here is plenty lean – a groove as spare as that instrumentation would imply, but wonderfully funky throughout – done with the richness of some early 70s Latin funk record, and none of the more polished modes you might be expecting from a recording in 1979! The whole thing's proof that on the Italian scene, the sound library market often offered artists like Cabildo greater freedom than a commercial label – where he was able to spin out gems like "Drumfire", "Jungle Piano", "Ritmo Total", "Tu Tu Ton Ton, "Where Is The Cat", "Quiet Strut", and "Sunny Latin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on clear orange vinyl!)

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Calibro 35Traditori Di Tutti (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $30.99 34.99
Damn! These guys just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where they're way more than just a combo dedicated to classic soundtrack modes – and instead have found a fuzzy funky space that's all their own! Both the instrumentation and rhythms are sharper than ever – very hard-hitting, on the rockier side of 70s sound library styles – and topped with some fierce guitar work that makes nearly every cut bristle with a newfound sense of power – matched by mighty sweet lines on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron, dulcitone, and eko tiger! Vocals are almost nonexistent – leaving the most room for instrumentals that ring out boldly – and titles include "You Filthy Bastards", "The Butcher's Bride", "Mescaline 6", "Stainless Steel", "Two Pills In The Pocket", and "Traitors". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Cano & Art PreciadoTaste Of Education Vol 2 ... LP
CP, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the most obscure albums from Latin piano giant Eddie Cano – recorded after his famous groovers of the 60s! The record's an odd one, but it's got some great moments – partly a Spanish language instruction record, but with music by Eddie – so that you'll have these spoken parts teaching spanish, while Eddie grooves along with some rhythms and piano – surprisingly cool overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, tape on the top seam, and a light number in one corner – and label and cover both have stamps from a library.)

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Daniela CasaSovrapposizione Di Immagini ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
Hypnotic sound library material from Italian composer Daniela Casa – some of her rarest work from the mid 70s – recorded in her home studio and never before released commercially! It's very compelling work, with a range of styles from minimalist soundtrack music, to fairly heavy psych, to sitar-driven strings, to airy flute pieces and beyond. It was recorded for use in radio, television and film, but it honestly works just as well as melodic, if experimental instrumentals that masterfully blends and straddles genres. Titles include "Ricerca Dela Materia", "Pericolo", "Dimensione Concreta", "Grosse Cilindrate", "Avventura", "Visione Surreale", Occultismo", "Fantasia", "Motocross", "Dimensione Astrata", Ugnoto", "Circo Del Bimbi", "Sovrapposizione Di Immagini" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon Mhati Chatam (Gianfranco Reberberi)Fantasy (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm erotic touches of some of the better-known soundtrack material from the time – put together by Gianfranco Reverberi, who you might know from some of his crossover prog classics – but delivered with a lean instrumental mode that often has a keyboard as the lead instrument, over slow-stepping basslines and some nice washes of strings used in just the right way. Some tunes have a gentle funk vibe, others are sweetly sexy – and the set also features versions of some bigger hits from the time, with titles that include "Daniel", "Sylvia's Mother", "Fire Shadows In The Sunset", "Vincent", "She Was Not An Angel", "E Poi", "Quel Che Non Saprei Dirti Mai A Parole", and "Closed In A Drugstore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – the shrink wrap on these copies have split along the openings, they are however still new and unplayed!)
 
 
 



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