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King TubbyKing Tubby's Classics – Lost Midnight Rock Dubs – Chapter 2 ... CD
Roots, 1980s. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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King TubbyKing Tubby's Classics – Lost Midnight Rock Dubs – Chapter 3 ... CD
Roots (UK), 1980s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Early BHistory Of Jamaica – Early B At Midnight Rock ... CD
Midnight Rock/Roots (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set that brings together the first two albums from one of the great, if less-remembered talents of the 80s DJ scene in Jamaican music – an artist with a raw, biting approach to his words – which are laid out in an almost-languid sort of way that really fits the digital beats and echoey basslines! Early B's rhythms and inflections have lots of great twists and turns along the way – and also maybe represent some of the changes taking place in American hip hop as it was hitting its second chapter – those moments when things never had to be as straight or patterned as before, and really got interesting. The production is by Jah Thomas, with some really fantastic surprises that pop out of the mix at various moments – and titles include "Pedestrian", "Sunday Dish", "Take Up Your Bible", "Ganja Man", "Get Inna De Army", "Learn Fi Drive", "Operating Theatre", "Girls Them Sexy", "Hot Up Bout Ya", "Visit Of King Salasie", "Send In The Patient", "Cane Man A Feh Bathe", "Computer Tek Over", "Poor Class Want Mass", "New York Party", "Just Love & Unity", and "Four Wheel No Real". CD
 
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Little RichardRill Thing/King Of Rock & Roll/Second Coming ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of revival albums from the legendary Little Richard – all of them pretty darn great! First up is the funky Rill Thing – a stunning comeback session from the start of the 70s – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a heavy funk component in the mix! Richard arranged and produced the record himself – and it's a beautiful illustration of his genius – hardly dimmed at this point in his career, and if anything, really redefined for a new generation – with some razor-sharp grooves that are perfect for his hard-wailing vocals! The title cut – "The Rill Thing" – is a monster 10 minute instrumental jam, with a heavy funk sound that you can't even begin to imagine – and the rest of the set is pretty amazing too, with tracks that include "Spreadin' Natta What's The Matter", "Freedom Blues", "Two Time Loser", "Somebody Saw You", "Lovesick Blues", and "Greenwood Mississippi". Next is King Of Rock & Roll – a much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time – a bit more rockish in some of the rhythms and instrumentation, which is no surprise considering the title – with a nod back towards late 50s modes, but in that new-roots way that Warner was hitting with other artists of the period. Richard's vocals hold up very well in the setting – and apart from the original tunes "Green Power" and "King Of Rock & Roll", the album features versions of "Midnight Special", "Dancing In The Street", "Brown Sugar", and "Born On The Bayou". Last up is Second Coming – funky 70s Little Richard – very much in the spirit of his Rill Thing album, although a bit more polished! The album features production and arrangements from New Orleans soul legend Bumps Blackwell – who first handled Richard way back when – and the record's sort of divided half and half between tracks that have a 70s funky feel, and others that are going back for more of an older styled retro rocking groove – yet not nearly as much so as on Richard's previous Reprise album. Titles include "Nuki Suki", "The Prophet Of Peace", "Thomasine", "Second Line", and "It Ain't What You Do It's The Way How You Do It". CD

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✨✧ Pete RockReturn Of The SP1200 ... CD
TruSoul, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Early Pete Rock beats from the 90s golden age – beginning with the dawn of that decade when Pete was at the forefront the era's pioneering production heavies ushering in a new era in hip hop, to closer to the end of the decade and his solo debut Soul Survivor. It's a testament to his production pedigree that each one of these instrumentals wouldn't sounded right on point on any of the NY hip hop classics of the era, yet these remained unreleased til now. Includes scratches by J Rocc of the Beat Junkies, and titles include "Dreamer", "Harps Of Heaven", "Round Midnight", "Hole The World Doesn't Stop (Before I Get Mines)", "Gutta Music", "Kool Jazz", "Below 0", "A Khamlimba Story", "Food 4 Thought" and more. CD
Also available Return Of The SP1200 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99

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Pete RockReturn Of The SP1200 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
TruSoul, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $25.99
Early Pete Rock beats from the 90s golden age – beginning with the dawn of that decade when Pete was at the forefront the era's pioneering production heavies ushering in a new era in hip hop, to closer to the end of the decade and his solo debut Soul Survivor. It's a testament to his production pedigree that each one of these instrumentals wouldn't sounded right on point on any of the NY hip hop classics of the era, yet these remained unreleased til now. Includes scratches by J Rocc of the Beat Junkies, and titles include "Dreamer", "Harps Of Heaven", "Round Midnight", "Hole The World Doesn't Stop (Before I Get Mines)", "Gutta Music", "Kool Jazz", "Below 0", "A Khamlimba Story", "Food 4 Thought" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Return Of The SP1200 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time – a bit more rockish in some of the rhythms and instrumentation, which is no surprise considering the title – with a nod back towards late 50s modes, but in that new-roots way that Warner was hitting with other artists of the period. Richard's vocals hold up very well in the setting – and apart from the original tunes "Green Power" and "King Of Rock & Roll", the album features versions of "Midnight Special", "Dancing In The Street", "Brown Sugar", and "Born On The Bayou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 32 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Decca, Brunswick, & Coral Records ... CD
Decca/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of rockers from the Decca/Coral family of labels – companies that gave the world key recordings by Buddy Holly and the Johnny Burnette Trio – and who also had a huge commitment to other lesser-known acts as well! This overstuffed package is a great illustration of the wealth of material that Decca, Coral, and Brunswick recorded back in the late 50s and early 60s – a time when they seemed to have a very open door policy with both rockabilly and hillbilly artists – who they often recorded with the raw power that you might normally find with a smaller indie label. If you know the classic sound of "Train Kept A Rollin" by Johnny Burnette, you'll know what these guys are capable of – and even though that track's not here, there's plenty more great numbers – including "Big Town" by Ronnie Self, "Crazy Dream" by Terry Noland, "Broke Down Baby" by The Tyrones, "Rock Of Gibraltar" by Hank Penny, "Man Hunt" by Dodie Randle, "Where'd You Stay Last Night" by Joe Hudgins, "Gonna Have Myself A Ball" by Lance Roberts, "Honky Tonk Freeze" by Sandy Coker, "The Raven" by Jackie Brooks, "Midnight Monster Hop" by Jack & Jim, "Blue STreet" by Arnie Derksen, and "Tarzan" by Glenn Reeves. 33 tracks in all! CD

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DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... $3.99
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD

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✨✧ Floating OperaFloating Opera ... LP
Embryo, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
The only album ever issued by Floating Opera – a groovy batch of fuzzy psyche tunes produced by Herbie Mann for his Embryo imprint! The group have a slightly sensitive feel at times – a style that's got bits of the rootsier rock that was showing up on the scene at the time, yet still touched with plenty of the best psychedelic elements of the late 60s – thanks especially to some great organ work on the record from Carol Lees. There's some slightly jazzy changes on the tunes at times, thanks to some sharp-edged drumming from Artie Alinikoff – and tracks include "Back On The Street Again", "Song Of The Suicides", "The Vision", "Midnight", "Buckwheat Gal", "Age Of Onan", and "Soulful Feeling" – a nice little bit of fuzzy rock funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with light wear and aging.)

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Isley BrothersLive It Up ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1974. Used ... $12.99
Mid 70s genius from the Isley Brothers – a record that has them firmly hitting their superstar mode with a fantastic blend of mellow soul and guitar-heavy funk! The record's got a sense of class, care, and poise that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries – an ability to rock out one minute, then slow things down for a beautiful ballad the next – all while maintaining enough credibility to still hold onto older fans, yet also reach out to a much bigger audience in the mainstream. Titles include the sublime "Ain't I Been Good To You (parts 1 & 2)", a long track with a sinister bassline and a dark groove that really makes it great, a great cover of "Hello It's Me" that's even better than the original, and the key mellow cuts "Lover's Eve" and "Brown Eyed Girl" – plus "Live It Up (parts 1 & 2)", "Need A Little Taste Of Love", and "Midnight Sky (parts 1 & 2)". CD also features a bonus track – "Live It Up", recorded live on the Dinah Shore TV show! CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Live It Up ... LP 4.99

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Isley BrothersLive It Up ... LP
T Neck/Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Mid 70s genius from the Isley Brothers – a record that has them firmly hitting their superstar mode with a fantastic blend of mellow soul and guitar-heavy funk! The record's got a sense of class, care, and poise that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries – an ability to rock out one minute, then slow things down for a beautiful ballad the next – all while maintaining enough credibility to still hold onto older fans, yet also reach out to a much bigger audience in the mainstream. Titles include the sublime "Ain't I Been Good To You (parts 1 & 2)", a long track with a sinister bassline and a dark groove that really makes it great, a great cover of "Hello It's Me" that's even better than the original, and the key mellow cuts "Lover's Eve" and "Brown Eyed Girl" – plus "Live It Up (parts 1 & 2)", "Need A Little Taste Of Love", and "Midnight Sky (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Live It Up ... CD 12.99

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Bodo MolitorHit Internacional ... LP
Dimsa (Mexico), 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A legendary bit of psychedelia from the Mexican scene of the 60s – the only album ever cut by Bodo Molitor, a singer with a range of American influences! Part of the record is definitely as wild as you might expect from the cover, but other parts are more focused and groovy – almost a bit soul or blues rock at times, although always with a bit of fuzz on the guitars. Bodo sings in English, sometimes with a cool raspy sound that emphasizes the more soulful side of his music – and instrumentation includes some organ that bubbles along nicely with the guitars. Titles include "Sookie Sookie", "Real Real", "I Wish I Knew How", "She's A Woman", "You Don't Know", "When I Was Seventeen", "Laziness", and "The Midnight Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Mexican reissue on gold marbled vinyl, including the insert.)

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Sea LevelCats On The Coast ... LP
Capricorn, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Sweet smooth grooves from Sea Level – a killer crossover 70s group, one with roots in the Allman Brothers, but a sound that's much more wide-reaching overall! This sublime album is an AOR classic – a set that graced countless collections back in the day, thanks to a warm blend of rock and soul elements – all tied up in the kind of tight production you might guess from the cover! There's still some southern roots present in the music – especially on a few of the Allman-like guitar licks – but the overall approach is more cool and compressed, with a sweet 70s Cali sort of vibe, and some nice jazz undercurrents too. Titles include "Midnight Pass", "Cats On The Coast", "Song For Amy", "Had To Fall", "That's Your Secret", and "It Hurts To Want It So Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... CD
Elemental, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Never-issued work from trumpet genius Woody Shaw – and a set that we'd easily stand next to any of Shaw's classics from this stretch in his career! Part of the strength of the record comes from the man himself, but there's also a really fantastic contribution from the group as a whole – a rock-solid lineup that features Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – plus some really beautiful work from the great Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, who really gets plenty of room to showcase his sometimes-overlooked talents on the the tracks in the set. The group have a modal energy that hearkens back to some of Woody's early 70s material – and titles include "Love Dance", "Round Midnight", "Theme For Maxine", "Stepping Stone", "Seventh Avenue", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Invitation", and "Teotihuacan". Also features a bonus recording from 1981, with Woody in a quartet that features Mulgrew Miller on piano – "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Woody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... LP 18.99

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Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... LP
Elemental, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
Never-issued work from trumpet genius Woody Shaw – and a set that we'd easily stand next to any of Shaw's classics from this stretch in his career! Part of the strength of the record comes from the man himself, but there's also a really fantastic contribution from the group as a whole – a rock-solid lineup that features Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – plus some really beautiful work from the great Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, who really gets plenty of room to showcase his sometimes-overlooked talents on the the tracks in the set. The group have a modal energy that hearkens back to some of Woody's early 70s material – and titles include "Love Dance", "Round Midnight", "Theme For Maxine", and "Teotihuacan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Woody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... CD 18.99

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VariousMusical Spectrum ... LP
RCA, 1984. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A 10 track promo sampler from RCA's late 70s and early 80s roster, with 'Finesse/Meet Me Half Way There" by Glenn Jones, "Talking In My Sleep", "Out Of Control" and "Till Midnight" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Georgy Porgy" by Charme, "Pay Up/Dancin To Be Dancin" by Skyy, "Telegraph Your Love/Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters, "Love Songs Are Back Again" by Band Of Gold, "I Need You So/We've Gotta Stop Meetin' Like This" by Richard Dimples Fields and "In The Doghouse/Rock My Heart, Rock My World" by Fonzi Thornton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousTitan – It's All Pop (4LP colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Titan/Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... About June 21, 2019
Seminal sounds from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – a wealth of power pop work from the tiny Titan label – all brought together in one of the most brilliant packages we've ever seen from the Numero Group! Like most Numero releases, there's a great story behind this set – a tale of bounced checks, interstate culture, and a cadre of great groups who would have been huge – had they recorded this music out on the coast! Titan's way more than just a tiny label that managed to put out some killer singles back in the day – it's a pop powerhouse that shows just how much under-discovered genius the American scene can hold – music that really helps break down simple understandings of late 70s rock, especially when presented this well. The 2LP set features 51 tracks – 10 more than the CD version (!) – and a really great oversize 24 page booklet – a great counterpart to Numero's Yellow Pills set – filled with notes on Titan, a complete discography, and a wealth of wonderful photos that really make this unique scene come alive. Titles include "Shark" and "Real Life Saver" by Gary Charlson, "No Way Baby" and "I Wanna Be" by Arlis, "It's Your Heart Tonight" and "Radio Heart" by Secrets, "Please Change Your Mind" and "Baby It's You" by Boys, "Rock N Roll Song" and "Radio City" by Bobby Sky, "The Last Song" by JP McClain & The Intruders, "Cry" and "Didn't Like It Anyway" by Gems, "Coit Tower" and "Drink A Toast" by Millionaire At Midnight, and "I Think About You" by Scott McCarl. LP, Vinyl record album
(On white colored vinyl – with 12" X 12" book!)

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VariousTrash Can Records Vol 4 – House Of Horrors – One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Get these records out of the trash and on to your turntable – because they're way too good to throw away! In fact, they're so good they're great – the kind of sweet little platters that were so ahead of their time, they were probably never appreciated back in the day – and which often have a kind of genre-hopping, category-stomping quality that makes them ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! As with other collections on the Stag-O-Lee label, there's a real love for the obscure going on here – and a fair bit of the tunes mix together raunchy rock or R&B instrumentation with lots of Latin or exotic currents in the rhythms. Titles on volume 4 include "Spooks" by Louis Armstrong, "Last Ride" by the Dukes, "Tormented" by Eddy Rogers, "Jazz Dramatic" by Det Moor Orchestra, "Midnight Rain" by Garry Warren, "Gray Skies" by Sheri Lee Douglas & The Gondoliers, "Just A Walkin Down The Street Of Regret" by Don Luce, "Creepin" by Starlighters, "The Raven" by Jackie Brooks, and "Foggy Mist" by Debbie Young. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Davie Allan & The Arrows/The Hands Of TimeWild Angels – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb put the whole thing together – but the vibe is much more like some of Allan's excellent guitar instrumental albums of the time – apart from the few more standard rock band tracks you'd find in Curb's other productions from the period. Most of the album's instrumental Arrows work – and tracks include "The Chase", "Bongo Party", "Blues Theme", "Theme From Wild Angels", and "The Unknown Rider" – plus the vocal cuts "Theme From The Wild Angels" by The Visitors and "Midnight Rider" by The Hands Of Time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Sean Price & Small Professor86 Witness ... LP
Duck Down/Coalmine, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The late great Sean Price gets a respectful posthumous record, put out by the teamed up Duck Down and Coalmine labels – with production across the board by Small Professor and assistance from DJ Revolution, Rock, Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, Your Old Droog, Reef The Lost Cause, Rob Kelly and others. Includes "Bear Witness (Intro)", "Refrigerator P", "Latoya Jackson", "Midnight Rounds", "John Gotti", "Word To Mother" and more – plus a couple bonus remixes. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – The Best Of Roy Brown ... CD
King/Rhino, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his King R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this CD! The folks at Rhino have done a good job of digging through Roy's work at King, pulling together 18 tracks that have a fierce Wynonnie Harris-ish sound to them – no surprise, as King often had Brown and Harris splitting "Battle Of The Blues" albums together! Tracks include "Black Diamond", "Mighty Might Man", "Rockin At Midnight", "Cadillac Baby", "Hard Luck Blues", "Bar Room Blues", "Big Town", "Gal From Kokomo", "Beautician Blues", and the original version of "Good Rockin Tonight", which is a lot rawer than you'd expect! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Morning ReignCan't Get Enough Of It (with bonus download) ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard sounds from an Oregon group of the 60s – material recorded between 1967 and 1969, and never issued at the time – even though the quality is plenty darn high! The set bills the tracks as "unreleased garage rock" – but honestly, there's a richer quality to the music than that tag would make you expect – and some surprising currents of rock and soul that run through many of the numbers, especially on the drums and keyboards, which really make the whole thing sound pretty darn groovy! With a bit of polish, these guys could have ended up in Rare Earth or War territory – and they really make things cook nicely throughout – on titles that include "Ticket To It", "Fly Away", "Midnight Approaches", "Come On Home", "A Little Bit Of Your Love", "She's Got Time To Be Blind", "Hallelujah Baby", "Revolution Resolution", and "I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and booklet of notes.)

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✨✧ MaloLatin Bugaloo – Warner Brothers Singles ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Legendary Latin Soul & funk from Malo – all the Bay Area combo's original singles for Warner in the early 70s, A- & B-sides, together for the first time – focusing on the group at it's fastest-paced and most exhilarating! Malo's sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock really kind of pre-figured the California Latin Soul sound to come throughout the rest of the decade – with Latin rhythms and percussion inspired by their roots as well as the New York combos of the late 60s, with sunny harmonies and soulful horns in more of a west coast style – and bringing in funkier and jazzier grooves along the way. They had a penchant for long jams on the LPs, so the single versions were inevitably edited down, which is actually a great, alternate way to hear these classic jams in their most insistent essences. Comes with a nice little booklet, too, with notes and an interview with Jorge Santana. Includes "Suavecito", "Nena", "Cafe", 'Peace", "Just Say Goodbye", "Pana", "I'm For Real", "Oye Mama", "Latin Bugaloo", "Midnight Thoughts", "I Don't Know", "Merengue", "Love Will Survive" and "Think About Love". CD

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✨✧ MunstersMunsters – Inspired By The TV Characters The Munsters ... CD
Decca/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record from the 60s – even if it does try to trick you into thinking that Herman Munster and his family are making music on the set! Instead, the Munsters here are a bunch of top shelf studio musicians, working with a trio of singers – in a mix of tunes that really echo the best surf and hot rod styles of the time! Songs are plenty playful, and definitely have lots of the best monster rock elements that were big at the time – even if there's maybe a bit more sunshine in the sound than some of the other albums of this nature. Three tracks are instrumental, the rest are vocal, and titles include "Vampire Vamp", "Herman's Place", "Munster Creep", "Eerie Beach", "TV Monster Show", "Down In The Basement", "Munster Coach", and "Ride The Midnight Special". CD

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✨✧ VariousMake Mine Mondo – Fuzzed Out Garage Bands, Manic Instrumentalists, Wayward Rockabillies – From The Eccentric Dore Label ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wild & wooly early singles from the vaults of Dore Records – a fabled LA label who released some of the craziest singles to come out of the LA scene from the late 50s-mid 60s – which we've never seen compiled before! Dore would go on to make tremendous waves in the west coast soul scene later on, but in the earlier and crazier days of the LA recording industry, things were a little more freewheeling. A lot of these tunes have undercurrents of early rock and R&B – bleary sax, frenzied drumming and manic vocals if not in seedy instrumental mode – plus elements lifted from exotica records, early garage & proto-psych, even some B-movie inspired nuggets. It's fueled by hard-grooving musicianship, too, it's no mere novelty compilation. Fun, groovy stuff! Includes "Gorilla Hunt" by The Altecs, "The Mad Scientist" by The Zanies, "Midnight Star" by The Brentwoods, "Yes, Master!" by The Whips, "My Baby's Barefoot" by The Syndicate, "Boogie Woogie Feeling" by Tony Casanova, "Midnight Beach Party" by Johnny Z, "It's No Use" by Basil & The Baroques, "Haight (In Haight-Ashbury) Street" by Opus Five and more. 28 tracks in all. CD
 
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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters20 Hits ... LP
King, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A classic set of hard rockin R&B from Hank Ballard and the legendar Midnighters – as raw a batch of vocal group tracks you'd be hard pressed to find! The album features plenty of tunes from their "Annie" cycle of songs – including "Work With Me Annie", "Annie Had A Baby", "Annie's Aunt Fanny", and "Henry's Got Flat Feet" – plus gems that include "Sexy Ways", "Get It", "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go", "Let's Go Again", "The Continental Walk", "The Switch-A-Roo", "The Float" and "Keep On Dancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King/Gusto pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry Edison & Charlie ShaversSession At Midnight ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly swinging trumpet work featuring Harry Edison on trumpet, in a group that also includes Shorty Sherock, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, and Plas Johnson – all blowing in an easy and relaxed fashion on tracks that include "Moten's Swing", "Making The Scene", "Blue Lou", and "Session At Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic! Set features 15 tracks in all – including "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Skating In Central Park", "The Cylinder", "Bags' Groove", "I Should Care", "Round Midnight", and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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VariousEaster Bunny Hop – 28 Hot Tracks For Your Basket ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
A weird and wonderful little collection – maybe the first Easter-themed compilation we've ever seen – but one that barely hews to that rule as well! The set instead features lots of great 50s numbers that seem to deal with both chickens and rabbits – plus a few roosters too – many tracks that have the hillbilly, early rock, and rockabilly vibe you'd expect from the Bear Family label – served up as a really romping collection that never lets up at all! The package is great, with very detailed notes, and a look that's as cool as the cover – and tracks include "Eggbert The Easter Egg" by Rosemary Clooney, "Up Jumped A Rabbit" by Sam Butera, "The Chicken & The Bop" by Lloyd Price, "Red Hen Hop" by Ted Daigle & The Midnighters, "A Chicken Ain't Nothin But A Bird" by Nellie Lutcher, "Sixteen Chickens & A Tambourine" by Roy Acuff, "I Hates Rabbits" by Jerry Neal, "The Fickle Chicken" by The Atmospheres, "Chicken Shot Blues" by Eddie Cochran, "The Chicken" by Roscoe Gordon, "Let's Go Bunny Huggin" by Sonny James, "Rabbit Action" by Jimmy Haggett, "Crazy Chicken" by James Gallagher, and "Bunny Hop Rock" by Slim Martin & The Blue Hill County Boys. CD

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VariousMusic City Blues & Rhythm ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic sounds from the Bay Area scene of the 50s – more than enough to showcase a legacy of R&B as strong as postwar work from LA! The music here is great – tight, lively, and often very witty – with the sharpness of jump blues and pre-soul work from south Cali labels like RPM and Crown – done in a similar blend of class and groove that reflects the big changes on the bluesy side of the spectrum as artists and audiences moved to the west coast! All the tracks were recorded by the Music City studio in Berkeley – better known for later funk and soul – and a fair bit of them make their first appearance here – as 22 of the CD's 28 tracks have never been issued before. As usual with Ace Records, the presentation is stunning – lots of notes, history, and rare photos – for titles that include "Music City Jump" by Alvin Smith, "Here Lies My Love" by Roy Hawkins, "She Moves Me" by Jimmy "T99" Nelson, "Moving Out Baby" by Chick Morris with Al Harris, "Baby Call" by Jimmy Raney, "You Gotta Be Mighty Careful" by The Richmond Boys, "Long About Midnight" by Little Willie Littlefield, "Ease My Mind" by Pee Wee Parham, "Roland's Blues" by Roland Mitchell, "You're The One" by Gene Lee & The Blues Rockers, "Walking Blues" by Johnny George, "Wrong Doing Woman" by Jasper Evans, "Tin Pan Alley" by Sidney Grande, "I Don't Stand No Quittin" by Gloria Jean Pitts, "Your Money Ain't Long Enough" by Que Martyn with Del Graham, and "Who Did It" by an Unknown Male Vocalist. CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfBig City Blues (aka Howlin Wolf Sings The Blues) ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Howlin Wolf sings the blues, and comes across in a way that influences an entire generation too – with that raw, raspy sound that made the singer a perfect blend of delta roots and contemporary sounds that were bubbling up in the postwar years! These tracks have a spare, simple, stark style that's still a lot more powerful than most of the records that tried to copy Wolf's modes in later years – mindblowing guitar work from Willie Johnson, harmonica lines that weave the whole thing together, and tremendous vocals that would shake the paint off your walls, even without any other instrumentation! Titles include "Crying At Daybreak", "Twisting & Turning", "Brown Skin Woman", "Morning At Midnight", "Backslide Boogie", "House Rockin Boogie", "Keep What You Got", and "Worried About My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Custom pressing. Cover looks nice, save for some staining on the back.)

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Charlie RichCharlie Rocks ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
Charlie Rich rocks – and in ways you might never expect, if you only know his later country pop hits – because the singer was one of the rising stars on Sun Records during the early days, and has a voice and talent that might even go head to head with the young Elvis Presley! Charlie's vocals here are amazing – with a range that's mindblowing, and every bit as much influence from R&B and jazz as his famous labelmate – perhaps even more of the latter, which gives Rich this inherent sense of inflection that even makes familiar tunes sound amazing. Yet there's a lot more going on here than familiar tunes – as the 31 track set brings together all the best bits from his early Sun years, plus key RCA and Smash Records material too – all rockers, with titles that include "Whirlwind", "Philadelphia Baby", "Big Man", "Little Woman Friend Of Mine", "Break Up", "That's My Way", "The Ways Of A Woman In Love", "Big Boss Man", "Stop Thief", "Goodbye Mary Anne", "You Made A Hit", "Popcorn Polly", "Gentle As A Lamb", "Charlie's Boogie", "That's Rich", "Rebound", "Lonely Weekends", "Midnight Blues", "Yes Ma'am", and "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water". CD

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ChampsGo Champs Go (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Challenge/Sundazed, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A shot of tequila and a whole lot more – one of the few albums issued by the legendary Champs, a group who helped reinvent the sound of instrumental rock at the start of the 60s! The group's classic "Tequila" is a very familiar mix of raunchy sax, strutting guitar, and some slightly south of the border rhythms – and the other tunes here follow suit beautifully – offering up some of the grittiest side of late 50s/early 60s instrumental rock you could hope to find. The album's a definitely all-killer, no-filler set – and in addition to "Tequila", titles also include "Go Champ Go", "I'll Be There", "Sky High", "Lollipop", "Night Beat", "Robot Walk", "Midnighter", and "Train To Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on gold vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Heaven 17How Men Are ... LP
Arista/Virgin, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The last moment of greatness from Heaven 17 – and a set that continues the trend towards more soulful expression the group began with their previous record! This time around, the production is warmly touched with many soul-based elements that nicely offset the colder electro pop of their roots – aspects of which include the Phenix Horns, borrowed from Earth Wind & Fire, as well as the Afrodiziak backing vocal group, which features a young Caron Wheeler in her days before Soul II Soul! It may be a stretch, but the record does have a key place in the evolution of UK soul in the 1980s – certainly its most poppy aspect to be sure, but one that has an undeniable charm, and which really managed to bridge a number of different cultures with its approach. Titles include "Sunset Now", "The Fuse", "The Skin I'm In", "Flamedown", "Reputation", "And That's No Lie", "Shame Is On The Rocks", and "Five Minutes To Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Mike CooperOh Really/Do I Know You/Trout Steel/Places I Know/Machine Gun Co (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dawn/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing legacy in music from Mike Cooper – a British musician who started out in the world of folk blues, but never ended up moving towards some of the rockish modes of his contemporaries – instead finding his very own sort of special space in the freedom allowed by the Dawn Records label! The set begins with the very spare Oh Really – a set that has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a style that's part Piedmont, part Delta blues – but also given a more folksy spin, and graced with Cooper's unusual vocals – almost making the whole thing feel like a spare acoustic version of Canned Heat territory – with titles that include "Maggie Campbell", "Saturday Blues", "Electric Chair", "Crow Jane", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". Do I Know you is a record that follows up with a sound that's maybe a bit fuller than Mike Cooper's debut, but still relatively spare – with Mike on acoustic guitar and slide guitar, Harry Miller on bass (really great bass, by the way!), and Poor Little Anne on a bit of vocals. Miller brings these deep tones to the record that really transform things – and titles include "Do I Know You", "Start Of A Journey", "First Song", "Theme In C", and "The Link". Trout Steel is a beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who was already known for his larger ensemble creations at the time, but who works here in these really subtle ways – to inflect Cooper's core inspirations with just some slight instrumental colors, tones, and phrases on most numbers – while Cooper brings in the core Machine Gun Co group on a few more. The result is a record that's way more than familiar folk – and arguably a lot hipper than most of the British acid folk of the time, too – on titles that include "Night Journey", "Paper & Smoke", "Country Water", "Time To Time", "Goodbye Blues Goodbye", and "Places I Know". The Machine Gun Co album is a partner record to Places I Know – recorded in the same sessions, but with tracks that are longer, and even more openly expressive – all with backings from the sweet Machine Gun Co quartet, a group with some especially nice electric piano from Alan Cook! Heavy use of that instrument really works against some of the folksier elements in Cooper's music – with these blocks of warm sound and color that really illuminate the tunes, and almost unlock a new level in the vocals. Cooper plays a bit of electric guitar at times – and titles include "So Glad That I Found You", "Lady Anne", "Midnight Words", and "Song For Abigail". CD also features songs from singles – "Your Lovely Ways (parts 1 & 2)", "Time In Hand", and "Schaabisch Hall". CD

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✨✧ RogerMany Facets Of Roger/Saga Continues/Unlimited (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Roger – with bonus tracks too! On the first album, there's Many Facets Of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". The Saga Continues finds Roger still rocking his trademark effects laden vocals and vamping guitar work into the middle of the decade – with even tighter syncopated percussion, funky keys, and sharp synth bursts – sailing in a killer groove throughout! Roger produced the record along with Larry Troutman – and they bring in Maceo Parker for a horn solo and Ohio Player Billy Beck for keyboards as well! Tracks include a vocoder funk reading of Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour", plus "In The Mix", "Play Your Guitar Brother Roger", "The Break Song", "I Keep Trying", "Bucket Of Blood", "T C Song", and "Girl Cut It Out". Unlimited has Roger going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from indie hip hop up to mainstream soul – all at a level that later acts might fuse together with a bit more warmth, but which still has the starker feel of electro soul in Troutman's hands. Titles include "Thrill Seekers", "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Bonus tracks include "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Bedisguitarist-A-Rown", and 7" mixes of "Heard It Through The Grapevine (part 1)", "Do It Roger", "In The Mix", "I Want To Be Your Man", and "Midnight Hour (part 1)". CD
 
 
 



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