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VariousRockin With The Krauts Vol 1 – Real Rock N Roll Made In Germany ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A way cooler set than you might expect – rock and roll from early 60s German that has a voice that's all its own – not slavish takes on American hits, but some really great work that shows that this new generation of musicians are really finding their own sound and style! Sure, there's a definite influence from the US – but the songs are all pretty darn fresh, and many of them have this really mad sort of vibe – almost a German take on the kind of wild and oddball 45s that you'd be likely to hear from the Cramps side of the spectrum! As part of that, there's a wealth of wonderful guitar work – really stepping out next to the mostly German lyrics – on a set of 33 tunes that include work by Benny Quick, Nora Nova, The Gisha Brothers, Peter Kraus, The Starfighters, Ted Herold, Pichi, The Rattles, Progressives, Six Tornados, Billy Sanders, and others. CD

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VariousRockin With The Krauts Vol 2 – Real Rock N Roll Made In Germany ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A huge dip into the German rock scene of the late 50s and early 60s – a time when the nation was really getting back on its feet, and setting into the same sort of crazy consumer trends that also fueled the fires of rock and roll back in the US! The music here has a really nice range – some cuts are covers of American rock tracks, but with a nice difference in the way the language is structured – others are more homegrown German varieties, and a few are by less-likely artists, jumping into the fray to show the rest of the world that the German scene can romp its rhythms with the best! We'd not heard most of these tracks before – and the whole thing is every bit as revelatory as volume one – with 32 tracks in all, by artists who include Ralf Bendix, Frank Olsen, Oliver Twist, Lutz Dietmar, Paul Wurges, Bill Ramsey, Emanuel & Leon Ardy's Hit Cockers, The Gisha Brothers, Werner Muller, Harry Gluck, Rex Gildo, and Mama Betty's Band. CD

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✨✧ VariousIn-Kraut – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1966 to 1974 ... LP
Marina (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest compilations we've heard in a long long time – filled with fresh and unusual tunes from the 60s and 70s, all pulled from a range of rare German recordings! The vibe here is playful and groovy – part mod 60s, part American-inspired funk – and all sparkling with very cool instrumental, vocal, and production touches that make most of these tunes stand out from anything else we've heard before. There's a slight similarity to some of the Peter Thomas soundtrack sides from the time, or some of the MPS non-jazz material from these years – but the overall approach is quite different, and often runs into psychedelic or soul-based territory we weren't expecting. The set was put together by the folks at Marina Records, who also had a hand in some of the Get Easy collections – and our hats are off to them for their discerning ear and love of a left-of-center tune! Each new track is a real delight to our ears – and the set's the kind that re-inspires us to go looking for old records with the knowledge that there's still a heck of a lot of great grooves out there that we know nothing about! Each track is annotated nicely – further unlocking the mystery of the music – and titles include "Gemini" by Gunter Noris, "Beat It" by Fredy Brock, "Berlin" by Heidi Bruhl, "Das Stundenhotel Von St Pauli"by Erwin Halletz, "Pussy Baby" by Bill Lawrence, "Moving Out" by Orchester Helmuth Brandenburg, "Wie A Glockn" by Marianne Mendt, "Sundy Love Affair" by Orchester Frank Pleyer, "An Unknown Quantity" by Bill Ramsey & the Jay Five, "From Here On It Got Rough" by Hildegard Knef, "Marihuana Mantra" by Kuno & The Marihuana Brass, and "Naturally Stoned" by Helmut Zacharias. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gary BartzGary Bartz & NTU Troup – Live In Bremen 1975 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A fantastic live set from reedman Gary Bartz – captured here with his ultra-hip NTU group – who you might know from their classic albums on Milestone in the 70s! Gary's soaring out with a hell of a lot of pride and power right from the start – effortlessly spinning these long lines on soprano sax and alto, and bringing a bit of his voice into the mix too – working with a very sharp group that features Charles Mimms on both electric and acoustic piano, Curtis Robertson on bass, and Howard King on drums – players who follow Gary's lead wonderfully, and stretch out on some very long tracks that are even different than the spirit of the double-length live album that Bartz recorded around the same time. Titles include a smoking 24 minute take on "I've Known Rivers" – plus "Nation Time/Juju Man", "Rise/Celestial Blues/Sounding Song/Incident/Uhuru Sasa", "For The Love Of You", "Sweet Tooth", and "Peace & Love/Sifa Zote". CD

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Airto & Flora PurimAirto Moreira & Flora Purim – Live At Jazzfest Bremen 1988 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A later live set from the legendary Brazilian duo of Flora Purim on vocals and Airto on percussion – but a set that's every bit as strong as some of the best work they cut together in the 70s! The vibe here is nice and lean – as the group's just a quintet, with Gary Meek on tenor, Robert Harrison on bass, and Marcos Silva on some great keyboards – which leap, soar, and swell along with Flora's wonderful vocals – spun out in that mix of scatting, vocalese, and lyricism that's always made her such a dynamic, important artist in the history of both jazz and Brazilian music. Titles include "Garimpo", "Dona Olimpia", "Colo De Rio", "Fancy Talk", "Brazilian People", "I'll Be Here", "Struck By Lighting", and "Improvisation No 1 & 2". CD

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✨✧ Ash Ra TempelAsh Ra Tempel ... CD
OMM/Made In Germany (Germany), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark set from the German prog scene – the first amazing utterance of Ash Ra Tempel, and a standard-setting album that few others could ever hope to match! The sound here builds beautifully – coming out of abstract, noisy territory, then finding shape as the record goes on – a perfect blend between the instruments and new studio modes that really help the textures and tones come to the forefront! The group features Klaus Schulze on drums and electronics, Manuel Gotsching on guitar, and Hartmut Enke on bass – and Conny Plank worked the knobs, to help the whole thing come together like magic! Each song takes up a side of the record – and titles include "Amboss" and "Traummaschine". CD
(Out of print, 2011 pressing with new remastering – much better than the previous CD version!)

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✨✧ Ash Ra TempelSchwingungen ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best early albums from Ash Ra Tempel! Here they bring vocals into to the mix for the first time, though it's still a spacious blend of slow-building atmosphere and spare dynamics that evolve into more feverish and intense maelstroms. The vocals of John L are another instrument, really – with gruff screams and moodier howls that echo the instrumentation impressively. The drums and percussion and incredible, with sax, organ, guitar and electronics. Work that bridges earlier psych to later experimental rock pretty fearlessly! Includes the "Light And Darkness" suite of " A) Light: Look At Your Sun" and "B) Darkness: Flowers Must Die" (originally spanning a side), plus the Schwingungen side "A) Suche" and "B) Liebe". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ KarthagoSecond Step (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous sounds from Karthago – an overlooked German group from the early 70s, but one who's got the chops to challenge their bigger inspirations in the Anglo rock world of the time! There's a dexterity to Karthago's groove that comes through right from the start – not that overdone virtuosity that some European groups could toss off, but without any soul – nor the too-jamming mode that often collapsed under its own weight – and instead, this rock-solid approach that's right on the money – mixing tight instrumentation with punched-up rhythms, yet all in a way that's fluid and organic – the sort of magic blend that even only a handful of Brit groups managed to hit this well. And while things are tight, they're never commercial – and the vocals have this raspy mode with plenty of bluesy undercurrents – just what you might expect from the freaky image of the group on the cover, and showing their love of American modes too. Titles include "Wild River", "California Gigging", "Pacemaker", "I Don't Care", "Oberbaum Bridge", and "Don't Send Me Your Money Send Me Your Heart". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Going Down", and "Jonny B Goode". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, & OthersAmericans In Europe Vol 1 ... CD
Impulse/GRD, 1963. Used ... $8.99
If you read these pages often enough, you'll know that we're big fans of recordings made by American expatriot players while living in Europe during the 60's. The European rhythm sections often bring out new elements of their playing, and the interaction with European soloists hits modes that we sometimes don't hear on American recordings by the same artists. This series of live recordings from Germany in 1963 brings together an array of players that includes Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, Lou Bennett, Jimmy Gourley, Joe Harris, and Herb Geller. The cd's got a nice organ version of Horace Silver's "No Smokin", plus 2 Bill Smith originals ("Freeway" and "Pyramid"), and a haunting version of "Round Midnight" with Bud Powell and trio. CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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VariousStrain, Crack, & Break – Music From The Nurse With Wound List Vol 2 – Germany ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
Wild sounds in a range of different styles – jazz, rock, and more outside modes – all served up in support of a legendary list made years ago by the group Nurse With Wound! The list was a secret guide to all things weird and unusual – put together decades back, and now famous as kind of a Rosetta Stone for stepping into music from the farther left side of the spectrum – here served up from a range of German recordings from back in the day, most recorded during a key moment when the scene was really breaking down boundaries in styles! There's a fair bit of electric elements here, and you'll recognize a few artists as being heroes from the prog and MPS generations – on titles that include "Fritz Muller Traum" by Fritz Muller, "Jazzi Jazzi" by Tomorrow's Gift, "Output" by Wolfgang Dauner, "Black Sand" by Brainticket, "Trauma" by Gomorrha, "Big City" by Thirsty Moon, "Snakeskin Tango" by Brainstorm, "Scorpion" by Association PC, "The Executioner" by My Solid Ground, "It Loves Want To Have Done" by Anima Sound, and "It's So Nice" by Ex Magma. LP, Vinyl record album

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ArktisArktis Tapes ... LP
Bonn-Bons (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The second album from this obscure German group – and one that definitely gets the title right, as the material here is pulled from recordings the band made on their own – woodshedding in the studio away from the mainstream! Despite their obscurity, Artkis has a sound that could have made them huge at the time – hard rock guitars with maybe an earlier blues rock inspiration, turned into much more ferocious territory – and a strong female lead singer who gives these guys a very unique vibe. The guitar work alone is worth the price of admission – and titles include "High Fly", "Pique Nique", "Dan 1", "Deep In", "New Rock", and "Small Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(German reissue on Long Hair.)
Also available Arktis Tapes ... LP 29.99

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ArktisArktis Tapes ... LP
Long Hair (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The second album from this obscure German group – and one that definitely gets the title right, as the material here is pulled from recordings the band made on their own – woodshedding in the studio away from the mainstream! Despite their obscurity, Artkis has a sound that could have made them huge at the time – hard rock guitars with maybe an earlier blues rock inspiration, turned into much more ferocious territory – and a strong female lead singer who gives these guys a very unique vibe. The guitar work alone is worth the price of admission – and titles include "High Fly", "Pique Nique", "Dan 1", "Deep In", "New Rock", and "Small Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Arktis Tapes ... LP 19.99

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Tim Berne's SnakeoilYou've Been Watching Me ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $12.99
Tim Berne really seems to have found his great energy of old while working with his Snakeoil group – that richly-expressive sense of tones and timings that made him such a powerful force at the start, and which has really gotten us listening to his music all over again these days! Berne's on alto, but that's only part of the equation here – as the group also features these amazing lines from Oscar Noriega on clarinet and bass clarinet – used at a sharper level, to bring out even more edge than Tim's instrument. The group also has some excellent piano from Matt Mitchell – whose acoustic lines are a masterpiece of space and strength – sometimes balanced by his own electronics, and use of vibes, timpani, and other percussion by Ches Smith, the group's drummer. The guitars of Ryan Ferreira are used selectively, but in a way that only increases their power – and titles include "Lost In Redding", "Angles", "You've Been Watching Me", "Semi-Self Detached", and "False Impressions". CD
(Still sealed with a cutout mark through the barcode.)

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Ron CarterFoursight – Stockholm Vol 2 ... CD
In & Out (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic performance from the mighty Ron Carter – still a hell of a talent on the bass after all these many years, and heard here in a quartet that really brings out the best of his sound with a group! Ron's done many different styles of recordings over the years – but here, in a straight jazz outing, we're reminded all over again of those wonderful qualities that have made him so great for many decades – his ability to provide a rock-solid swing while also stepping forward more strongly in the forefront than some other musicians might – never dominating too much, or sounding gimmicky – but always note-worthy and present, which is saying a lot in a lineup that includes Renee Rosnes on piano, Jimmy Greene on tenor, and Payton Crossley on drums. Titles on this volume include "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Mr Bow Tie", "595", "You & The Night & The Music", "My Funny Valentine", and "Flamenco Sketches". CD

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Cleveland Crochet & The Sugar BeesHillbilly Ramblers & Sugar Bees ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
The complete history of an overlooked hero of cajun music – and a musician who's also quite a rocker as well – fiddler Cleveland Crochet, who cut some fantastic work for a handful of small Louisiana labels in the late 50s and early 60s – often with a great swampy blend of cajun fiddle and more rocking elements in the rhythm! Cleveland had one minor hit – the "Sugar Bee" mentioned in the title – but all the work here is equally great, pulled from a variety of small label recordings for companies that include Folk-Star, Khoury's, Goldband, Lyric and Swallow. In addition to tracks made under Cleveland's name, there's also work cut with Vorris "Shorty" LeBlanc and Jay Stutes – a total of 38 tracks in all, with titles that include "Sugar Bee", "Waltz Of A Broken Heart", "Rambler's Lonely Dream", "Good Morning Blues", "Telephone Port Arthur", "Sweet Thing", "Hound Dog Baby", "Drunkard's Dream", "Sha Meon Waltz", "Hey Boss Man", "Sweet Lick", and "My Little Cabbage". CD

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Bill EvansTrio '64 ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Germany), 1964. Used ... $7.99
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD
(Out of print.)

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5 Royales5 Royales Rock ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
The 5 Royales certainly rock, and they also serve up plenty of soul too – as the group had a huge influence on music on both sides of the fence – and were also a key inspiration for the funky work of James Brown as well! The group started out on King Records, home to James' early music too – and they've got a raw way of laying out vocals that are right on the rhythms, right on the money, often supported by a sharp guitar line too – all at a level that's different than some of the sweeter doo wop of their generation, and which made the Royales one of the most hard-hitting groups of the time! This 31 track set served up all their most heavy cuts together in one package – cuts that span the course of the 50s, and have a few early 60s numbers too – a really well-chosen set list that includes "Right Around The Corner", "It Hurts Inside", "Baby Don't Do It", "Monkey Hips & Rice", "All Righty", "The Slummer The Slum", "Goof Ball", "I Do", "I'm Gonna Run It Down", "I Know It's Hard But It's Fair", "Messin Up", "Mohawk Squaw", and the original version of "Think" – later done by James Brown and Lyn Collins! CD

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Tommy FlanaganLet's – Play The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $4.99
A great pairing of lyrical jazz talents – the piano of Tommy Flanagan and the compositions of Thad Jones – working together here perfectly, at a level that reminds us how great Thad's music can be in a more intimate mode! Tommy's got that amazing command of the keyboard here that's always made his best records so great – an effortless ability to blend full-on lines with more subtle understanding of the true tonal possibilities of the instrument – balanced with the work of Jesper Lundgaard on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both players who really share Flangan's sensitive approach. Titles include "To You", "Bird Song", "Let's", "Mean What You Say", "Elusive", "Zec", "Quietude", and "Three In One". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HebbSunny (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Trocadero (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Sublime pop soul genius from Bobby Hebb – a standout record that really made his career, and a dusty nugget we never tire of hearing! Bobby was really unique at the time – singing a mixture of soul and pop that kept things real while still crossing over big – earning him an equal audience on both sides of the charts. Part of the credit for the album goes to producer Jerry Ross and arranger Joe Renzetti – who work here in a careful, almost gentle approach to pop – one that's never overblown, and which really lets Bobby's vocals step out front on the title hit "Sunny", plus other tunes that include "Crazy Baby", "I Am Your Man", "Where Are You", "Yes Or No Or Maybe Not", and "Love Love Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl 50th anniversary pressing – with bonus booklet too!)
Also available Sunny ... LP 24.99

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HenzeScenes From Elegy For Young Lovers – Hans Werner Henze/Radio Symphonie Orchesters Berlin/Orchesters Der Deutschen Oper Berlin ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue tulip stereo pressing – "Made In Germany". Cover has some wear and aging, and a light stain on back, with booklet intact.)

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
Keith Jarrett in our favorite side of his talents – playing the long, improvised style that first made him a breakthrough artist on ECM in the 70s – and which still remains one of his most important contributions to the history of jazz! Even later years, Jarrett's sense of imagination on the keys is amazing – and here, you'll hear very few echoes of other improvisations – long tracks that show that Keith is always able to create spontaneously, at a level that few others can match – especially as he never goes too far outside, or seems to lose a sense of melody in his music. The work is divided up into shorter passages – the older Jarrett sometimes needs a break on the keys, but never in his cognition – and as with other concert recordings of this type, the encores are older standards – "Answer Me My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town" – but both given a very free, open Keith Jarrett approach! CD
Also available Budapest Concert ... LP 39.99

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 41.98
Keith Jarrett in our favorite side of his talents – playing the long, improvised style that first made him a breakthrough artist on ECM in the 70s – and which still remains one of his most important contributions to the history of jazz! Even later years, Jarrett's sense of imagination on the keys is amazing – and here, you'll hear very few echoes of other improvisations – long tracks that show that Keith is always able to create spontaneously, at a level that few others can match – especially as he never goes too far outside, or seems to lose a sense of melody in his music. The work is divided up into shorter passages – the older Jarrett sometimes needs a break on the keys, but never in his cognition – and as with other concert recordings of this type, the encores are older standards – "Answer Me My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town" – but both given a very free, open Keith Jarrett approach! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budapest Concert ... CD 24.99

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Keith JarrettKoln Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1975. Used ... $5.99
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey Redman in the early 70s, it's this sort of format that forever put him on the map – long, extended improvised passages on solo piano – played at a level that's still extremely lyrical, tuneful, and thoughtful – quite different than the free jazz waves that were building at the time! And while so many other people copied the style over the years, nobody does it better than Jarrett – especially on this landmark outing for the style. The work is amazing – extremely compelling as little melodies drift in and out of the waves of piano improvisation – without any of the sloppiness of some of Jarrett's imitators, and a surprising sense of soul and direction throughout! CD

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MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva)Spacecraft ... LP
Our Swimmer (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
The title's a great one for this early recording from MEV – as the record's got so much electric energy at times, it does feel a bit like a Spacecraft in operation! The music was recorded live in Berlin, and features Alvin Curran on an unusual kalimba mounted on a ten liter oil can, plus contact microphones and an amplified trumpet; Frederic Rzewski on an amplified glass plate with springs and more contact microphone electronics; Richard Teitelbaum on a modular moog and more electronics; Ivan Vandor on tenor; and Carol Plantamura – all working together in that unique criss-crossing of free improvisation and electro-acoustic music that made MEV so revolutionary in the late 60s – and still pretty breathtaking all these many years later! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphySconsolato/Just Give Me Time ... 7-inch
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
The great Mark Murphy works here with key members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a sweet small combo mode that makes for one of the hippest albums the singer ever recorded! "Sconsolato" is this wonderful tune written by bassist Jimmy Woode – and Mark takes the tune at a nicely easy clip, with well-inflected vocals that open the song up beautifully! "Just Give Me Time" is a fantastic jazz dance number – great on the vocal tip, but made even better by work from Sahib Shihab on baritone, Ronnie Scott on tenor, and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really wonderful pressing – done from the original master tapes! Limited edition too.)

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Bud PowellStrictly Confidential/Essen Jazz Festival All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
A pair of rare late albums from Bud Powell – back to back in a single set! Strictly Confidential is a really unusual set of recordings from pianist Bud Powell – tracks recorded in his overseas home, solo – a setting that puts the keyboard magic of Powell in a similar sound to that of Art Tatum, who'd recorded in such a way the decade before! At some level, these might be the most compelling recordings that Bud made at the time – as there's an intimacy that's wonderful, and an inherent swing that makes you realize how much Powell was always driving the group – even when he was working with top-shelf drummers and bassists. Plus, the solo mode maybe also opens up a current of humanity past the Bud's skills on the keys – which makes the whole record all that much more powerful. Titles include "Deep Night", "Strictly Confidental", "Wahoo", "Deep Inside", "My Devotion", "Conception", and "Ruby My Dear". Essen Jazz Festival All Stars is a great recording from the 1960 Essen Jazz Festival in Germany – one that has bassist Oscar Pettiford playing with Bud Powell and drummer Kenny Clarke (all of whom were living abroad at the time), and being joined by Coleman Hawkins on a few tracks. On the trio sides, although Powell's strong piano is out front, Pettiford still gets a lot of room to solo in warm round swells. The Hawk sides are our favorites, though, because we love the great tenor player at this point in his career, when he was playing in a way that was deceptively easy, but which was filled with all of these incredible surprises. The tracks on this LP are no exception, and the Hawk flies high high high on "All The Things You Are", "Yesterdays", and "Stuffy". CD
(Part of the Black Lion Records Master Collection!)

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Cliffie StoneBarracuda – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The great Cliffie Stone was a key figure in the rise of country music on the west coast in the postwar years – a figure who linked together the music industry in Hollywood and the new talents coming up in Bakersfield – with a blend of sounds and styles that very much fit that mode! Back east, Cliffie might have been a hip bandleader mixing jazz and R&B – but out west, he also picked up a bit of twang – in a way that made his charts a great backdrop for singers who were likely to cross over big, and which also made Cliffie's own records pretty darn great too! This set's the best we've ever seen to focus on the very wide talents of Cliffie Stone – served up in a beautiful Bear Family package, and filled with great cuts that mix some of Cliffie's backings for others with his own recordings for Capitol. Titles include "Country Junction" and "Shotgun Boogie" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Gonna Marry That Gal" by Bob Roubian, "Bim Bam Baby" by Jeanne Gayle, and "Square Dance Boogie" by Les Gotcher – plus Cliffie Stone tunes that include "Barracuda", "He's A Real Gone Oakie", "Cream Of Kentucky", "Please Please", "Tater Pie", "Peepin Through The Keyhole", "Dirty Dishes", "B-One Baby", "Board Of Education", "Philosophy", "Here Comes The Train", and the great "Grunt Song". CD

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Ray VernonAll Wrays Lead To Rock – The Link Wray Connection ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
That's Ray Vernon, not Vernon Wray – but both names are correct, as Ray's the brother of guitar giant Link Wray – and works here under an odd variation of his family name, but on an equally raw set of vintage rockers! Ray's a singer, but also a guitarist – and brother Link joins in on a number of these tracks with the kind of moody raw twang that made his famous instrumentals so great – as both of the brothers move through a surprisingly rich array of indie singles from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – shifting in contributions, so that one track might have the guitar right up in the mix, another might have a vocal. There's a whopping 34 tracks in all – and detailed notes that unlock the mystery of these tunes – material that includes "Hold It", "Big City After Dark", "Evil Angel", "Vendetta", "Danger One Way Love", "I'm Countin On You", and "Roughshod" by Ray Vernon with The Raymen – plus "Teenage Cutie" by Lucky Wray, "Flirty Baby" by The Wraymen, "You Can't Make Me Doubt My Baby" by Bunker Hill, "A Brand New Love" by The American Teens, "So Young" by The Dial Tones, "Watch Yourself" by The British Walkers, "Boo Hoo" by Marvin Rainwater, and the cuts "Window Shopping", "I'll Be So Good To You", and "The Freeze" by Link Wray. CD

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VariousCameroon Garage Funk ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
We're not sure we've ever heard the term "garage funk" before, but it certainly fits the vibe of this sweet little collection – even though all the tracks here were actually recorded in a church! Not that the music is religious, though – the funky sounds within are certainly secular – it's just that in the city of Yaounde in the 70s, the recording services in a local church were one of the few spots that a local up and coming act could lay down a few tracks for themselves – music that's captured here in a stunning assortment of rare tunes that mostly never saw the light of day at the time! Imagine some of the more popular sounds you know from West Africa in the 70s, then imagine them stripped down to the core – and captured with a rough-edged vibe that makes the music really leap from the grooves, even all these many years later. The approach results in sounds that you'd maybe hear if you stumbled upon a box of small label funky 45s in the back corner of a local market at the end of the 70s – but presented here with the detailed notes, full history, and spectacular sound that have made us love the Analog Africa label over the years. Titles include "Sie Tcheu" by Joseph Kamga, "Ma Wde Wa" by Los Camaroes, "Yondja" by Ndenga Andre Destin Et Les Golden Sounds, "Odylife" by Damas Swing Orchestra, "Quier Wapatcha" by Charles Lembe, "Africa Iyo" by Jean Pierre Djeukam, "Woman Be Fire" by Lucas Tala, "Mezek Me Mama" by Mballa Bony, and "Moni Ngan" by Willie Songue Et Les Showmen. CD

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VariousCan You Feel It Vol 3 – Modern Soul, Disco, & Boogie 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A soaring blend of rare club tracks from the glory days of the American disco underground – music that was cut in the deep shadows of the mainstream market at the time, and which has gone on to have a lot longer staying power too! The cuts here are all from very obscure releases on tiny labels around the country – most so small, the records were issued on 7" singles, not the usual 12" club DJ release – which has made them even more overlooked in the passing decades, given that so many collectors of this sort of music are digging for the larger format! Yet interest in rare club from the pre-house years has never been stronger – and a set like this is a great way to glimpse a scene that was out of reach even to most folks who were around at the time – a smoking set of 17 groovers that include "Can You Dig It" by Teakwood, "Bay Trippin" by Parnassus, "Come Along With Me & Party" by Monofide, "I Wanna Dance" by Compton Hodge, "Feel In" by The Unit III, "My Woman My Woman" by Joshua Jackson, "She's The One" by Nature, "Bronco Queen" by Van Buren, and "Sport City Rock" by Earl Turner. CD

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VariousFeten – Rare Jazz Recordings From Spain 1961 to 1974 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
Tremendous work from the Spanish scene of the 60s and early 70s – way more than just a batch of obscure jazz cuts, and instead a true testament to this very vibrant musical community! The package brings together some really special tracks from Spanish labels like Edigsa, Ensayo, Hispavox, and others – and really shows that in Spain at the time, there was musical growth that was every bit as strong as in better-known scenes in Germany, France, and Italy – a really rich step forward from American inspiration of the postwar years – into a world of freshly inventive rhythms, really imaginative solos, and some key local touches that really made the music sparkle! Not all players here are of Spanish origin, as the set also shows the key crossroads the scene was offering at the time – a wealth of wonderful hardbop, soul jazz, and modal numbers that include "El Cant Dels Ocells" by Catalonia Jazz Quartet, "Movimiento" by Lou Bennett, "Psique" by Juan Carlos Calderon, "Tema Per Alicia" by Jazz Group, "Asteriscs" by Nits De Jazz Al Jamboree, "Bosnia Calling" by Dusko Goykovich, "Israel" by Modern Jazz Sextet, "Rememberance To Madrid" by Elia Fleta, "Marcha De Los Dioses" by Tino Contreras, and "Laberinto (2nd part)" by Vlady Bas. CD

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

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✨✧ VariousMore Exciting & Dynamic Sounds Of The Hammond B3 Organ ... LP
PTR (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
A heady dip into the world of the Hammond B3 organ – that instrument made famous by jazz recordings by Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, heard here in a much wider variety of settings! Sure, there's plenty of jazz cuts on the set, but there's also some great soul combos too – both of the vocal mode and the soul instrumental side – ala Booker T & The MGs, but presented here in a range of raw cuts from the farther reaches of the funky 45 underground! We love organ jazz, and the Hammond organ is one of the things that first got us digging for records back in the day – but even then, we never came up with cuts this cool – a fantastic track list that includes "Count Down" by Timmy Sims, "Take The Last Train Home" by The Blue Knights, "Spooky" by Steve Fisher & Mark Hittner, "The Hawk" by George & The Hi-Liters, "Teach Me How To Bump" by Bill Cole, "Tall Temble" by Ross Carnegie Orchestra, "The Bird" by Bob Bassett, "The Other Side" by The New Imperials, and "Philly Dog" by Charles Ables Trio. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPut The Whole Armour On – Female Black Gospel 1940s/1950s ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99 29.98
A wealth of female gospel from the early years of the genre – served up here on a double-length set that features tracks from some of the important stars of the time, plus a host of rare gems that we've never heard before! Most of the material here features a lead female singer with a smaller group – in the style that Sister Rosetta Tharpe made famous, often with an equal tie to R&B in some of the other material – backing that's spare, but which might have an electric guitar or bluesy piano – even though the fantastic vocalist is always right out front in the lead. As with other titles in this series, the package is great – a very thoughtful, essential collection of rare gospel – 54 tracks in all, with titles that include "Just A Few Days Of Labor" by Sallie Martin, "Move Up A Little Higher" by Madam Ernestin Martin, "A Traveler's Tune" by Marie Knight, "Own Me As A Child" by Lockhart Singers, "What's The News" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Didn't It Rain" by Simmons/Akers Trio, "Until We Met" by Mary Frazier, "He Knows My Heart" by Sister Elisabeth Eustice, "When God Dips His Love In My Heart" by Ethen Davenport, and "Follow In His Footsteps" by Angelic Gospel Singers. CD

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 36 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of TNT & Marathon Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Searing rockabilly work from the Texas scene of the late 50s – all work that came from the powerhouse TNT label out of San Antonio, and the related Marathon Records too! These cuts aren't country twangers, and are instead definitely the kind of raw early rockers that this series does such a good job of tracking down – really wonderful numbers that we never would have heard otherwise, and which explode with the same sort of energy that must have made them fantastic to hear from some backroom jukebox in a small corner tavern! As with the other volumes, there's very detailed notes within, and label scans too – the kind of package that makes this series such a great antidote to some of the more random rockabilly compilations out there. Titles include "China Doll" by Ray Stone, "Here I Come" by Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, "Catapiller" by Ray Campi, "Set Me Free" by Bill Morrison, "I Love Her" by The Blue Notes, "One More Time" by The Traits, "Pink Bow Tie" by Jerry Dove & His String Dusters, "Duck Tail Cat" by Dan Virva & The Flying D Ramblers, "Trapped" by Cecil Moore & The Notes, "Living Myself To Death" by Chuck Goddard, "I Want You To Love Me Tonight" by Ray Liberto, and "Truck Drivers Special" by Lonnie Lille. CD

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 37 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Capitol Records ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A killer batch of cuts from the early days of rock and roll – and a great collection of work from one of the coolest labels of the 50s! Sure, Capitol Records wasn't the same sort of indie powerhouse as labels like Sun or Atlantic – but the company always did a great job with country music, which made it a key force in helping to push the postwar hillbilly sound into much harder hitting modes! Capitol's production and handling of artists was always great – and producer Ken Nelson also had a great ear for young talents who may not have hit the charts at the label, but who really got a great shot at top-shelf material in a really groovy setting. This package is overflowing with gems that testify to Capitol's importance in the rockabilly and hillbilly years – 35 titles that include "Adult Western" by Bobby Louis, "You're Gonna Have To Bawl That's All" by Ray Parks, "Grizzly Bear" by Jack Scott, "Bessie Baby" by Jerry Reed, "My Lovin Baby" by Nick Greene, "You're There" by Skeets McDonald, "Natural Natural Ditty" by The Jodimars, "Move It On Over" by Rose Maddox, "Baby I Love You" by Del Reeves, "Everybody's Talkin" by Bob Luman, "What'll I Do Call The Zoo" by Darrell McCall, "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Sonny James, "Let Me In There Baby" by Billy Strange, "Flea Brain" by Gene Vincent, "Big Fat Sally" by Ronnie & Roy, and "Wild Streak" by Johnny Fallin. CD

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✨✧ Roy BuddMan At The Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Caldera (Germany), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked score from the great Roy Budd – one that we're not sure ever made it to vinyl back in the day – and which is presented here in a nicely expanded version! The music has that tense quality that made the non-groovy cuts from Budd's Get Carter score so great – and which was followed in some of his other early 70s soundtracks – which, like the music here, really shows a maturation away from the straighter jazz of Roy's roots – but still features the occasional piano solo (including electric) to remind us that he's a performer as much as a composer. There's a darkly moody vibe to many numbers – this current of sadness that's really beautiful, and which flowers often in a subtle way – on titles that include "Change Of Plan", "The Journey Continues", "Opening", "In The Woods", "Peeping Robin", "Mingle With Me", "Swept Up In Memories", "In The Office", and "Bossa Nova". CD features the bonus tracks "Pipe Tobacco", "You Can Never Trust A Friend", and "Demo Jingle". CD

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✨✧ Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene in Tokyo and Germany! The approach on this record is kind of like a mixture between Chaka Khan and Joni Mitchell – lots of upbeat grooves, mixed with jazzy acoustic guitar and some wonderfully soaring vocals – in a style that needs to be heard to be fully understood. The standout cut is the amazing "Jimmy Jean", a soaring jazzy dance cut with unbelievable vocals – and other nice ones include "Sliding", "Ain't No Two Ways", and "All To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a spot of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ MombasaAfrican Rhythms & Blues ... LP
Spiegelei/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime blend of spiritual jazz and African rhythms – and one of the few 70s recordings made by Mombasa, a European group put together by LA trombonist Lou Blackburn! The record's got a much more righteous sound than any of Blackburn's work of the 60s – a boldness and sense of pride that comes from its blending of percussion, acoustic bass, and soaring horn lines on trombone, trumpet, and bamboo flute! Other African elements slide into the music too – like bits of kalimba – and the lack of piano or keyboards on the record makes for an especially earthy sound, one that trades rhythm from the percussion with melodies from the horns in a really magical way. Tracks are long, and the set was recorded with the same post-colonial energy as similar work from Paris or London at the time – a really righteous groove that longs to be rediscovered! Titles include "Nairobi", "Massai", "Holz", "Kenia", "Makishi", and "Shango". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneLet It Be Me – Recorded Live At Vine Street ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool 80s set from Nina Simone – recorded live in spare trio formation, with a sound that's a lot more old school than you might guess from the date! Nina's piano has this nicely broken-down quality – almost a raspy edge that complements her unique vocals nicely, and quite different than some of the keyboards that might have been used on such a set at the time. The rhythms are often a bit laidback too – played by Arthur Adams on guitar and electric bass, and Cornell McFadden on drums – usually in ways that let Simone's piano take the lead strongly. Nina really seems to find a new sort of life in the setting – getting past some of the more comfortable styles she'd found by this point, and rediscovering the edge that first made her so great back in the 60s. Titles include "Just Like A Woman", "Be My Husband", "Balm In Gilead", "Stars", "Baltimore", "If You Knew/Let It Be Me", "Fodder On My Wings", and "Sugar In My Bowl". CD
(Out of print, first CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Lester BowieWorks ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strong overview of sounds made by trumpeter Lester Bowie at ECM Records in the 80s – and a set that focuses more on his own work as a leader than his recordings with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! A few tracks feature Bowie's work with his Brass Fantasy group – a great larger ensemble filled with well-matched players who really explore some compelling new patterns – including Stanton Davis and Malachi Thompson on trumpets, Craig Harris and Steve Turre on trombone, and Vincent Chancey on French horn – on "When The Spirit Returns" and "B Funk". Another set of tracks features enigmatic solo performances by Bowie – "Deb Deb's Face", "Fraudulent Fanfare", and "Almost Christmas". And the set also features "Rose Drop", by a quartet with Donald Smith on celeste; "Let The Good Times Roll" by a group with Ari Brown on sax and Fontella Bass and David Peaston on vocals; and "Charlie M" with the Art Ensemble. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ 18 Karat GoldAll Bumm ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A group that sound more like a 70s funk act from their name – but instead a great overlooked German act, with a sweetly compressed vibe that's different than some of the more familiar prog or psych of the time! The group shares members with Amon Duul II and Embryo, but sounds like neither of those combos – as they almost go for a glammish approach, with catchy lyrics and great production that squeezes the sharp guitars right up alongside the vocals – a lot more in the style of some of the breakout UK groups than most German material. There's a few more freewheeling moments, but even those cuts are short and compact – and the English language lyrics at points really give the set a universal sort of appeal. The record's got some wicked songwriting – of the sort that should have made it huge – and titles include "Flying", "Goldrush", "If My Guru Would Know", "Cool", "Star Infected", "Come On Monday", "Elektrik See Me In Your Dreams", "Dr Stein", and "I Am Just A Man". CD

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✨✧ Rick JamesStreet Songs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gordy (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – released in advance of Record Store Day 2009.)
Also available Street Songs ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Terje RypdalTerje Rypdal ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key early ECM set from guitarist Terje Rypdal – a set that moves him from the territory of his more experimental Bleak House album into the kind of moodily expressive field that made the label such an important showcase for his unusual talents! There's still some psychedelic touches around the edge – but almost in some sort of Miles electric vibe, as Terje's guitar really comes on strong at times – with these bold statements that you might not expect from later years – but mixed with more ECM-styled moments too – all delivered by a superb lineup that includes Jan Garbarek on tenor and flute, Bobo Stenson and Tom Halversen on electric pianos, Arild Andersen on bass, Jon Christensen on drums, and Inger Lise Rypdal on a bit of voice. Terje also plays a bit of flute – and titles include "Keep It Like That Tight", "Rainbow", "Electric Fantasy", "Lontano II", and "Tough Enough". CD

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✨✧ Two Of ChinaLos Ninos Del Parque (corrida mix, tormenta mix) ... 12-inch
West Side (Germany), 1986. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A remake of the classic electro/euro cut by Liaisons Dangereuses, an unlikely, but huge, influence on the Chicago and Detroit house scenes of the 80s! This version faithfully reproduces the short, sharp, syncopated beat was really appreciated and picked up by American listeners in the years between disco and electro – and made for a surprisingly large appearance on dancefloors, where the cold stark sound of the group really helped forge a blueprint for later techno. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a bent corner, a light mark from sticker removal, and unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousCameroon Garage Funk (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure we've ever heard the term "garage funk" before, but it certainly fits the vibe of this sweet little collection – even though all the tracks here were actually recorded in a church! Not that the music is religious, though – the funky sounds within are certainly secular – it's just that in the city of Yaounde in the 70s, the recording services in a local church were one of the few spots that a local up and coming act could lay down a few tracks for themselves – music that's captured here in a stunning assortment of rare tunes that mostly never saw the light of day at the time! Imagine some of the more popular sounds you know from West Africa in the 70s, then imagine them stripped down to the core – and captured with a rough-edged vibe that makes the music really leap from the grooves, even all these many years later. The approach results in sounds that you'd maybe hear if you stumbled upon a box of small label funky 45s in the back corner of a local market at the end of the 70s – but presented here with the detailed notes, full history, and spectacular sound that have made us love the Analog Africa label over the years. Titles include "Sie Tcheu" by Joseph Kamga, "Ma Wde Wa" by Los Camaroes, "Yondja" by Ndenga Andre Destin Et Les Golden Sounds, "Odylife" by Damas Swing Orchestra, "Quier Wapatcha" by Charles Lembe, "Africa Iyo" by Jean Pierre Djeukam, "Woman Be Fire" by Lucas Tala, "Mezek Me Mama" by Mballa Bony, and "Moni Ngan" by Willie Songue Et Les Showmen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Cameroon Garage Funk ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ VariousRight To Rock – Episodo Uno – The Mexican & Chicano Rock & Roll Rebellion 1955 to 1963 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest overviews of early Chicano rock we've ever seen – a set that really lays the groundwork for some of the bigger music to come – but with the sort of deep-digging style we love on other compilations from the Bear Family label! Most of this work was recorded in LA – but there's also tracks from Mexico City, Memphis, and Dallas – served up in a mixture of English and Spanish vocals, and all with the kind of searing intensity that often made the East LA scene such a hotbed of music as the 50s moved into the 60s – an underground that was often much farther from the mainstream than any of the early rock worlds of Memphis or points down south. The mix of material is great – a few covers, great original material, vocals and instrumentals – in a huge set list of 37 tracks all supported with the deeply detailed notes and vintage images we love from Bear Family. Titles include "Rock Little Darlin" by Max Uballez, "Rockin Blues" by Chris Montez, "Fast Freight" by Arvee Allens, "Come On Let's Dance" by The Carlos Brothers, "La Plaga" by Los Teen Tops, "La Chica Alborotada" by Los Locos Del Ritmo, "Maybelline" by Armando Almendarez, "La Paloma" by Tito Guizar & His El Rancho Rocks, "Denise" by Chuck Rio, "Dooby-Dooby-Wah" by Ritchie Valens, "Slow Down Sally" by Eddie Quinteros, "Hi You Silver" by The Augie Garcia Quintet, "Sarah Lee" by Bob Orrison, "El Vampiro" by Los Gibson Boys, and "South Of The Border" by Mando & The Chili Peppers. CD

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✨✧ Rita Reys5 Original Albums (Meets Oliver Nelson/Rita A Go Go/Today/Relax With Rita & Pim/Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful tribute to this European singer – the lovely Rita Reys, served up here in a package that features five of her best albums, all in little LP-styled sleeves! First up is a record on which Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, and Klaus Doldinger! The tracks on the set are all standards, but they're done in the tightly swinging style of Nelson's best backing work for vocalists at the time – complete with those warm tones and colors that always made his work some of our favorite in this mode. The mode is a bit different for Reys, who we normally know from more fragile settings – but it works especially well here, and almost seems to compensate for a faltering quality in her vocals at the time. Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "Quiet Nights", "The Second Time Around", "If I Were A Bell", "Ill Wind", and "Wives & Lovers". Rita A Go Go is a wonderful live set – recorded with backings by a full orchestra led by Pim Jacobs, who bring a soulful punch to the proceedings that's really wonderful – and which helps Reys step out even more strongly than usual! Jacobs plays a bit of Hammond on the set, which is especially nice to hear next to Rita's vocals – and titles include "Call Me", "So Nice", "Sunny", "Day Tripper", "Goin Out Of My Head", and "Goodbye Sadness". Today is an incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest places for a vocalist to work – a place where singers like Elis Regina, Blossom Dearie, and Ella Fitzgerald all opened up their talents tremendously. Rita does the same here – working with instrumentation that's full, flowing, and perfectly pitched to handle both the upbeat moments on the record, and the more contemplative ones – cast out over a well-chosen batch of tunes that go way beyond the standards! Titles include "The Moment Of Truth", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Our Language Of Love", "Sing A Rainbow", "You'd Better Love Me", "More Than You Know", and "Come Back To Me". Relax With Rita & Pim is a collection of work recorded by Dutch singer Rita Reys – all done with very jazzy backing by the Pim Jacobs Combo, a group that Rita often sang with at the time! The tunes on the set have some very groovy 60s touches – light bossa rhythms, sweet 60s approaches to rhythm, and a syncopated swing that makes the record groove a bit more than some of her other work from the time. In fact, the feel of the set's so nicely swinging, that the "relax" in the title is a bit misplaced – as out of all of Rita's records, this is the one that makes us want to get up out of the chair! Titles "Summertime", "Waltz For Debby", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Desafinado", "Bluesette", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Fly Me To The Moon". The last album is Rita Reys Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim – a set that shows that move into moodier modes that the vocalist took in later years – with a style that works beautifully here for the bossa compositions! Backings are by Rogier Van Otterloo, but the set also features a core combo with frequent collaborator, pianist Pim Jacobs – and the blend of piano, strings, and vocals has all the right lofty currents for these classic tunes by Jobim, with almost a mature Claus Ogerman vibe to the whole record. Titles include "Dindi", "How Insensitive", "This Happy Madness", "Triste, "Song Of The Sabia", and "Once Again". CD

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✨✧ VariousJames Dean – Rebel With A Cause ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The young James Dean was a star that burned brightly before being taken from the world all too soon – dead in a car crash, in a manner that made Dean a precursor to some of the more self-destructive rockers of the 60s and 70s! Dean, of course, was an actor not a rocker – but his style and attitude influenced many – and come live again here in a set of tracks that pays tribute to his memory – music that's a mix of posthumous tribute tracks by different singers, mixed with some instrumental themes from his famous film soundtracks, and even including a few moments of the Rebel's voice itself! The package is very vividly put together – with a big booklet of notes, and lots of images throughout – alongside titles that include "James Dean Blues" by Walter Peter, Rebel" by Barbara Eden, "James Dean" by The Jets, "The Gang & The Chicken Run" by Leonard Rosenman, "Rebel Without A Cause" by Bobby Poe & The Poekats, "The Ballad Of James Dean" by The Four Tunes, "Boy Named Jimmy Dean" by Dick Jacobs, "Jimmy's Theme" by Chet Baker & Bud Shank, "Souvenir D'Italie" by Pier Angeli, "Jimmy Unknown" by Lita Roza, "Fight Scene" by Ray Heindorf, "Message From James Dean" by Bill Hayes, and a James Dean interview – plus a "Safe Driving PSA" by James Dean & Gig Young! CD

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✨✧ Wolfgang DaunerChanges/Zeitlaufe ... CD
Inakustik (Germany), 1978/1988. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two excellent albums from German keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner – both made away from his better-known years on MPS! Changes is a really beautiful set – a session that has Dauner playing both acoustic and electric, sometimes at the same time – as he uses a sampler to capture sounds of the acoustic piano, then manipulates it while playing – creating a really haunting blend! There's a great mix of warm lyricism and spacier moments on the record – and titles include "Changes", "Fur Flo", "Tanz Trans", and "Landscape". Zeitlaufe is a record based around the photographs of Manfred Rieker – and as such, is almost a soundtrack of sorts – very evocative, with these great melodies you'd never expect to hear in Dauner's earlier work. Titles include "Echos Stimme", "Selinious", "Sikilos Lied", "Hypnos", and "Besinnung". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". CD
(Small piece of clear tape covering a slight tear on the booklet cover, nothing major.)
Also available New Directions ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Eje ThelinJazz Jamboree 62 Vol 2 ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from the great Eje Thelin – a Swedish trombonist who made some excellent music in the 60s and 70s, but who hardly ever got his due on this side of the Atlantic! That's a crime, too – as Thelin's a musician with an amazing command of tones and styles – at this point working at a level that rivals the best hardbop modern elements you'd find in the work of players like Curtis Fuller or JJ Johnson – and later in the 60s, quickly moving into exploratory territory to rival the work of players like Grachan Moncur or Roswell Rudd! This album's a tight, swinging affair – as Thelin leads a quintet through some sharp changes, and wonderfully bold solos – including some excellent tenor work from Ulf Andersson, who gets some nice moments in the spotlight. The rest of the group includes Goran Lindberg on piano, Bjorn Alke on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums – and titles include "Spanish Castles", "Peace", "Forwards", "New Rhumba", and "Asiatic Rays". CD

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✨✧ Patty WatersPatty Waters Sings ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of 2 ESP sessions by Patty Waters – one of the most groundbreaking vocalists of the 60s, and a singer with a style that mixed equal parts jazz and folk! In a way, Patty's got a sound that's somewhat like Nina Simone at her best – in that she dominates a tune completely, singing as if she's speaking – and infusing it with a raspily personal mode that goes far deeper than simple interpretation. The difference, of course, is that most of Waters' material is all original, so the themes aren't nearly as restrictive as some of the covers that Simone had to re-interpret – but there's certainly a mode here that explores freedoms within limits, and which should have made Waters a much bigger influence in her generation. All material on the set was recorded during a 1966 tour of the state colleges of New York – with backings by Burton Greene on piano, Steve Tintweiss on bass, and Tom Price on percussion – and titles include "Moon Don't Come Up Tonight", "Why Can't I Come To You", "You Thrill Me", "Sad Am I Glad Am I", and "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBakersfield Sound – Country Music Capitol Of The West 1940 to 1974 (10CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing tribute to the Bakersfield scene – one that finally gives the California city the same sort of attention that we usually see in sets dedicated to Nashville! Bakersfield is well-known as the home of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but the city's got a long legacy of influencing country music for decades – a good deal of which is presented here, in a package that brings together loads of rare Cali country singles that we never would have heard otherwise, along with well-chosen cuts from some of its stars, and a fair bit of rare and unissued material too! At the center of the set is a huge hardcover book by Scott Bomar – hardcover, 12" square, and with 224 full color pages of notes and images on the genius of Bakersfield, and what made it such a unique country music spot. The 10 CDs feature nearly 300 songs in all – one disc of which is all rare live and unissued material – and in addition to work by Buck and Merle, the set features tracks by Wayne Morris, Jerry Cornelius, Vancie & Rita, Georgia Lynn, Kenny Hays, Tommy Lewis, Rollie Webber, Johnny Barnette, Bonnie Owens, Bobby Durham, George Latta, Owen Charles, Larry Daniels, Gene Moles, Al Brumley, Bill Handy, Leo Stephens, Faye Hardin, Tom Tall, Cliff Crofford, Kenny Vernon, Rose Lee Maphis, Oscar Whittington, Foyle Holley, Dick Curless, Red Simpson, Gary Paxton, Jim Ward, and many many more! CD
 
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Jutta HippJutta Hipp – The German Recordings 1952 to 1955 – Lost Tapes ... CD
Jazz Haus/SWR (Germany), Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Rare work from female pianist Jutta Hipp – an artist who's probably known to most for her Blue Note sessions of the 50s, but who's heard here on some German recordings from younger years! Most of the material is live, but well-recorded – and even at this point, Hipp's touch on the piano is sublime – very fluid, yet focused and hard-swinging too – at a level that made her one of the best hardbop pianists on the European scene of the postwar years. Other players on these tracks include Hans Koller on tenor on four tracks, Joki Freund on tenor on two more – plus a bit of guitar from Atilla Zoller and some trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff. Titles include "Serpentinen", "You Go To My Head", "Sound Koller", "Daily Double", "Gone With The Wind", "Erroll's Bounce", "Blues After Hours", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ BrahmsString Quintet No 1 In F Major Op 88/String Quintet In G Major Op 111 – Amadeus Quartet ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams.)

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✨✧ BachArt Of Fugue – Helmut Walcha ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion (Germany), 1956. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The first stereo recording ever made by Deutsche Grammophon! CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ VariousKatanga/Ahbe Casabe – Mo Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Captain High (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The "exotic" in the title is certainly well-placed – as many of these tracks take a familiar instrument, and use it in a slightly unusual way – a saxophone, piano, electric guitar, or something else – often set to grooves that start out in an R&B, early rock, or jazz-based style, but move into much groovier territory too! Some of these numbers have the spirit of the cuts we love in the Jukebox Mambo series – and others draw in elements of postwar Latin or exotica styles – while still keeping things pretty soulful overall! CD brings together material from the long-deleted Katanga and Ahbe Casabe 10" vinyl releases – with tracks that include "Nene Aman" by Artie Barsamian, "Green Onions" by Claus Ogerman, "Classie's Whip"b y Classie Ballou, "Cleopatra Kick" by Jack LaForge, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloud, "They Took John Away" by Steve Arlen, "Shadow Street" by Kip Tyler, "Cleopatra" by Jamie Coe, "Katanga" by Ike Turner, "Lucky Me" by Chance Hallyday, "Ahbe Casabe" by Marti Barris, and "Thirteen Women & One Man" by Dickie Thompson – plus two bonus tracks "Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton and "Pu Chun Ga (Sweet One)" by Elena Madera. CD
 
 
 



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