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Early BHistory Of Jamaica – Early B At Midnight Rock ... CD
Midnight Rock/Roots (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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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Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Material previously issued on LP under the title Montmartre Collection Vol 1. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram ORG pressing.)

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Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(White label promo.)

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Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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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 ... $15.99 22.99
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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✨✧ Pete RockReturn Of The SP1200 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
TruSoul, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Pete RockReturn Of The SP1200 ... CD
TruSoul, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Vive Le RockIssue 64 ... Magazine
Vive Le Rock (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Vive Le Rock looks at the key years of British post-punk – with bits on Bauhaus, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Pop Group, PIL, Theatre Of Hate, Slits, and others – plus more on The Avengers, Warrior Soul, Midnight Oil, XTC, Big Country, and other musical giants from the years 1975 to 1985! There's also a look back at Roky Erickson, and a rough guide to the Pink Fairies! Magazine

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✨✧ Little RichardRill Thing/King Of Rock & Roll/Second Coming ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Isley BrothersLive It Up ... LP
T Neck/Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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.)

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RunawaysQueens Of Noise ... CD
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The second great album by Kim Fowley's pet Runaways – the album with Lita Ford, Joan Jett and the rest of the gals cloaked in fog and straddling polls on the cover – making them look like a cross between Mott The Hoople and the headliners at that seedy club by the airport! Like the debut, the Queens Of Noise album is total ear candy – and this one is actually probably even a little bit more consistent – and might rock a little harder, too. It's not quite as notorious without the illicit wallop of the group's debut single "Cherry Bomb" – but that's probably the only reason it's not as well remembered. They were still underage at this point, too, so the front-to-back innuendo still resonates! Buy this and the debut album, then take your Donna's CDs back to the mall! Tracks include "Queens Of Noise", "Take It Or Leave It", "Midnight Music", "Born To Be Bad", "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin", "I Love Playing With Fire", "California Paradise", "Hollywood", "Heartbeat", and "Johnny Guitar". This new Cherry Red reissue has new liner notes, plus the original art and notes. CD

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RunawaysQueens Of Noise ... LP
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second great album by Kim Fowley's pet Runaways – the album with Lita Ford, Joan Jett and the rest of the gals cloaked in fog and straddling polls on the cover – making them look like a cross between Mott The Hoople and the headliners at that seedy club by the airport! Like the debut, the Queens Of Noise album is total ear candy – and this one is actually probably even a little bit more consistent – and might rock a little harder, too. It's not quite as notorious without the illicit wallop of the group's debut single "Cherry Bomb" – but that's probably the only reason it's not as well remembered. They were still underage at this point, too, so the front-to-back innuendo still resonates! Buy this and the debut album, then take your Donna's CDs back to the mall! Tracks include "Queens Of Noise", "Take It Or Leave It", "Midnight Music", "Born To Be Bad", "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin", "I Love Playing With Fire", "California Paradise", "Hollywood", "Heartbeat", and "Johnny Guitar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sean Price & Small Professor86 Witness ... LP
Duck Down/Coalmine, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
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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✨✧ Frank Sinatra/Phil Spector/Elvis Presley/Bing Crosby/Ella FitzgeraldChristmas Tale – Timeless Classic Albums (Jolly Christmas/Christmas Gift To You/Christmas Album/Merry Christmas/Swinging Christmas) (5CD set) ... CD
Vinylogy (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $6.99
A great set of Christmas classics – five albums, each represented with LP-styled artwork in a box of 5 CDs! First up is Jolly Christmas by Frank Sinatra – one of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, rightly chose the sadder side of Christmas – and put together an album full of songs that really get at the bluer side of the holiday. Side one of the set includes some tremendous secular songs – the kind of mid-century tunes that often had a dark undercurrent of separation and unfulfilled desire – masquerading as holiday tunes, but in Frank's hands, coming off more like smokey late night tunes of lost love and wasted life. Side two's got some more spiritual-oriented tunes – but again, done by Frank, with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, these tunes come off with a lot less celebratory spirit than you'd expect. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Mistletoe & Holly", "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Next is A Christmas Gift To You – Phil Spector's classic Christmas album – a swirling delight of 60s pop and soul numbers, still one of the greatest full Christmas LPs ever recorded! The whole thing is wonderful – a mix of soul, rock, and pop – all produced with that classic "wall of sound" style that made Phil Spector such an early production genius in the 60s! The music is from those magical times when boundary-busting art and craft were mixed perfectly with pop styles that anyone could instantly fall in love with – and titles include "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ronettes, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, "Marshmallow World" by Darlene Love, "Sleigh Ride" by The Ronnettes, "Winter Wonderland" by Darlene Love, "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town" by The Crystals, and "Silent Night" by Phil and other artists on the set! Next is Elvis Christmas Album – an early Holiday gem from Elvis Presley – a set that had RCA Records wisely rushing the young singer into the studio to cut a host of Christmas tunes – which ensured that Elvis would be spinning on the turntable for many seasons to come! Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back". Next is Merry Christmas from Bing Crosby – which may well be THE Christmas album of the 20th century – a 50s issue of 40s singles cut by Der Bingle, packaged in a cover with a classic cover image that's ensured that the record stayed in print for dozens of Decembers in years to come! Given that Bing virtually owned Christmas on TV during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the album's place in popular music is well-earned – and honestly, Bing's "aw shucks, I'm just reg'lar folks" sort of approach to these tunes really helped create a kind of common man secular side to the Holidays that forever transformed America's celebration of the season. Or maybe we're going to far with this one . . . But whatever the case, the album's a standard, and one we were certainly raised on. Titles include "Silver Bells", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "White Christmas", "Adeste Fideles", "Faith Of Our Fathers", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". Last up is Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – a wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia in a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! CD

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VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 3 – 1955-1958 ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 28 tracks in all, including "Ruby Baby" and "Fools Fall In Love" by the Drifters,"In paradise" by the Cookies, "The Chicken & The Hawk" by Joe Turner, "Devil Or Angel" by the Clovers, "Drown In My Own Tears" and "Lonely Avenue" by Ray Charles, "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker, 'Down In Mexico", "Searchin'" and "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters, "Treasure Of Love" by Clyde McPhatter, "Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Lucky Lips" by Ruth Brown, "Midnight Special Train" by Joe Turner, "Cc Rider" and "Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes" by Chuck Willis and "Mr Lee" by the Bobbettes. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousRemineded – A Remix Compilation ... LP
Coalmine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A classic boombap inspired remix compilation of the ever-fresh hip hop on the Coalmine label – with tracks by Heltah Skeltah, El Da Sensei, Guilty Simpson & Small Professor, Blu & Nottz, Sean Price and more – remixed by a roster as impressive as Large Professor, Diamond D, Oh No, DJ Concept, Audible Doctor and more! A rock solid timeless dozen tracks here, lyrically-focused enough to shine a bright light on the diverse MCs, and fleshed out to hypnotic headnodding effect by the remixers. Includes Midnight Madness (Audible Doctor Remix)" by Heltah Skeltah, "Strung Out (Small Professor Remix)" by Skyzoo, "On The Run (DJ Revolution Remix)" by Guilty Simpson & Small Professor, "Boys II Men (Diamond D Remix)" by Blu & Nottz, "Gold Vase (Oh No Remix)" by Planet Asia & DJ Concept, "Naturally Born (Cookin' Soul Remix)" by Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTitan – It's All Pop (4LP white vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Titan/Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... $45.99 59.99
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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✨✧ ForestForest/Full Circle ... CD
Harvest/EMI (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two albums from this very unique group – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Forest – a really nice album of trippy rock tracks with lots of nice folksy touches! The group's a trio, all of whom sing lead vocals from time to time – and instrumentation includes organ, harmonium, piano, percussion, guitars, electric harpsichord, mandolin, and cello – all swirling around in a style that's got traces of late work by Tim Hardin, Love, Nico, and early Roy Wood – produced with the nicely understated feel of the late 60s Harvest Records scene. Tunes are nicely simple without sounding cloying – and titles include "Bad Penny", "Fading Light", "A Fantasy You", "While You're Gone", "Do You Want Some Smoke", and "Rain Is On My Balcony". Next is Full Circle – darkly folksy work from Forest – a record with a sound that's somewhere between acid folk and some of the more progressive styles of the time – served up in a blend of mandolin, 12 string guitar, and other acoustic instrumentation – yet with a slightly electric feel at the back of the mix! The vocals are often quite ethereal, and try for a timeless feel – which ends up giving them a slightly creepy quality, but we mean that in a good way. There's almost a slight undercurrent of evil to the record – underscored by song titles like "The Midnight Hanging Of A Runaway Serf", "Famine Song", "Graveyard", and "Do Not Walk In The Rain". CD

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✨✧ MunstersMunsters – Inspired By The TV Characters The Munsters (gray vinyl pressing) ... LP
Decca/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 900 – on "Ghoulish" gray vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousYou're Not from Around Here ... LP
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most enigmatic records we've ever gotten from the Numero Group – especially since they usually go out of their way to tell the full story of most of their releases! This set purports to be the never-issued soundtrack from a 60s film titled You're Not From Around Here – but none of the film details, director, or writer show up with an internet search – leading us to believe that the label just felt that the whole thing was a great story to serve up some twang-heavy rarities from the underbelly of early 60s rock and roll. Turns out, they were plenty darn right – as the package alone is a dream – a cool octagonal box with a replica poster and a very cool look – housing a record full of rare rockers that include "A Song For Mary" by Gene Sikora, "First Love" by Bailey's Nervous Kats, "Spacewalk" by Nicky Roberts, "Wandering" by The Expressos, "Lonely Walk" by Alvie Self, "Somewhere Down The Line" by Shelley Duncan, "Haunted After Midnight" by Slim Martin, "16.88" by Hayden Thompson, "Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have Wings & Fly" by Buzz Clifford, "Tomorrow's Gone" by Charlie Megira, and "Ebb Tide" by Houston & Dorsey. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a replica of the original octagonal film canister, with 36" x 27" fold out poster! Indie store exclusive.)

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✨✧ Gregg AllmanLaid Back (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capricorn/Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Greg Allman's excellent solo debut – all the more impressive given that it came out just weeks apart from the Allman Brothers' classic Brothers & Sisters – here's a southern rock legend stepping out and showing different sides of his immense talent around the same time his band was also near a creative peak! Greg's uniquely expressive voice is in the spotlight here, on tunes that touch on laid back southern rock, but gospel blues & soul tinged, too, sans guitar heroics for the most part. Includes the eternally great "Midnight Rider", "Queen Of Hearts", "Please Call Home", "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", a really cool country rock take on "These Days", "Multi-Colored Lady", "All My Friends" and certainly only of the fresher takes "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". This 2CD deluxe edition is really loaded – with early mixes of the full album following the remastered classic version in Disc 1 and demos, outtakes, alternative version, live recordings and more on Disc 2 – including "Wasted Words", "God Rest His Soul", "Song For Adam/Shadow Dream Song", "Melissa" (Live At The Capitol Theatre) and lots more. 34 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... CD
Elemental, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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
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✨✧ Joe WalshBarnstorm ... LP
Dunhill, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The excellent solo debut from lumbering rock guitar virtuoso Joe Walsh – buzzing, melodic and extremely tuneful early 70s rock that's refreshingly free of the processed cheese that characterized much of his later material, both solo and as an Eagle – and possibly the best work he's ever done! Barnstorm has some of the whispery rural rock sounds, fat and nearly funk keyboard grooves, and crunching chords that make Joe (in)famous – but what really stretches this record out and pushes it to a lofty pillar are the post psychedelic touches. Bits of flute, echoey guitar and keys, and trippy lyricism elevate the tracks on the first half of the album into terrain we forgot Joe ever treaded. It really makes the heavier, funky rock & roll bits that much more rewarding. It's almost like a blue collar Astral Weeks in spots! Tracks include "Here We Go", "Midnight Mover", "One And One", "Giant Bohemoth", "Mother Says", "Home", "I'll Tell The World", "Turn To Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousThese Ghoulish Things – Horror Hits For Halloween (And All Year!) ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fab collection of novelty numbers from the late 50s and early 60s – all recorded during the glory days of the monster rock and roll trend! There's a tone here set by Bobby Pickett's classic "Monster Mash", but which goes way past the obvious to include a great range of lesser-known numbers – many recorded for tiny indies of the period, and done with some madly echoing production and ultra-spooky sound effects. Rock and roll is the dominant genre, but there's also some nice entries from the jazz and R&B sides of the spectrum too – brought together in a brilliant 28 track package that blows away any other horror-based set we've seen on the market! All legit, and presented with great notes on the music – and titles that include "Rockin In The Graveyard" by Jackie Morningstar, "Feast Of Mau Mau" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Screamin Ball" by The Duponts, "Drac's Back" by Billy DeMarco, "Midnight Stroll" by The Revels, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "Monster Party" by Bill Doggett, "Mr Werewolf" by The Kac-Ties, "My Son The Vampire" by Allan Sherman, "Nightmare Mash" by Billy Lee Riley, and "Frankenstein's Party" by The Swingin Phillies. CD

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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live In Basel 1980 ... LP
Elemental, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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!)

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✨✧ CommonElectric Circus – Limited Edition ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
NuHop? Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip hop – with production by the Neptunes, Jay Dee, ?uestlove and others, but it's definitely a boundary stretcher. The mood runs from Roots style soul bumpers to Hendrix and Eugene McDaniels style feedback heavy freakouts. There's a guest on nearly every track, mostly from the Okayplayer camp and NuSoul titans, including Bilal, Omar, Pharrell Williams, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and others. We won't lie to you, we miss the Chicago hip hop Common that kicked insight over raw and soulful productions, but you can't fault the guy for being an artist, and he really has crafted something original here. A great cover – a kind of rainbow drenched cut and paste photo collage of the contributors and inspirations with Com out front, sort of reminding us of Tribe's Midnight Maurauders, and even Sgt. Pepper. Tracks include "Ferris Wheel", "Soul Power", "The Hustle", the first single "Come Close", "New Wave", "Star *69", "Jimi Was A Rock Star" and more. CD
(Out of print, limited edition with bonus DVD.)
 
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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersSpotlight On Hank Ballard ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Killer work by one of King's best singers! This set features classic Hank Ballard singles from the 50s – compiled into one LP with an image of Hank on the front, stretching out under a spotlight. Titles include some hits – like "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" – plus more obscure rockin material, including a great version of "Mona Lisa", done as a garage harmony number, and the tracks "When I Need You", "I Must Be Crazy", "Just One More Chance", and "The Hoochi Coochi Coo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the top seam and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Hank BallardJumpin' Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (7 inch jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
King, 1963. Sealed (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late work from Hank Ballard's first run at King Records – some rocking soul tracks from the early 60s, with the gritty edge that we've come to expect from Hank. Titles include "Get Ready", "I'm Learning", "What's Your Name", "Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache)", 'She's The One" and "Your Lovin'". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips and mini LP images!)

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✨✧ Hank Ballard & The Midnighters20 Hits ... LP
King, 1950s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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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VariousMusic City Blues & Rhythm ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Lowell FulsonRocking After Midnight/Everyday I Have The Blues ... 78 RPM
Swingtime, 1949. Poor ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charlie RichCharlie Rocks ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Roger (Roger Troutman)Saga Continues ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Crisply popping grooves from Roger – a great solo record from the voice of Zapp! 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". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousRisky Blues ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not really "risky", but "risque" – someone must have spelled the title wrong! Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Features work by Todd Rhodes, Bullmoose Jackson, The Dominoes, Robert Henry, Wynonie Harris, Fluffy Hunter, Lucky Millinder, The Midnighters, and The Swallows. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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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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✨✧ ChampsGo Champs Go (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Challenge/Sundazed, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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