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✨✧ George BarnesCountry Jazz (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Colortone/Modern Harmonic, 1959. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An unusual album from guitarist George Barnes – a player whose history predates the bebop years, and who comes across here with a razor-sharp sound in a country-based setting! Make no mistake, the album's definitely a jazz one – but George brings up the twang a bit on some of his phrasing, which also includes electric bass and banjo too – and the group features a second rhythm guitar, acoustic bass, and drums – which leaves plenty of room for fantastic interplay on the strings! The feel is almost like a steel guitar jazz album – and titles include "Rockabilly Boogie", "Jolly Joe Clark", "Rockin The Weasel", "Chicken In The Rough", "Shornin Bread', and "Arky Travels Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasDate Bait (red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD & zine) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1960. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A great little soundtrack from trash maestro Nicholas Carras – not one of the bigger names in mainstream cinema scoring at the start of the 60s – but in a way that really lets him take off and get creative with a record like this! The album's got a leadoff rock tune, some jazzier charts – ala Elmer Bernstein – and a mix of dramatic orchestrations with moodier, mellower passages – almost currents of exotica at times, all put together to create more than enough drama away from the images on the screen! Titles include "Teen Bleus", "Vegas Express", "Jazz Chase", "Fight", "7D", "Lover's Reunion", "High Spot", "Bluesy Mysterio", and "Gang Stalks Rick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD of the movie, and a zine too!)

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Nicholas CarrasMr Peters' Pets (yellow vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A very cool soundtrack for a very weird movie – an early 60s nudie film, but one that's a fair bit tamer and sweeter than material from later in the decade! The focus here is on the music – which is surprisingly well-done, and mixes jazz with exotic currents – often with a lot more thoughtfulness than you might expect, at a level that puts some of the best tracks here right up there with the best early 60s Italian noir jazz classics. Nicholas Carras wrote and conducted – but there's a tenorist on the album that really makes the whole thing great, someone who can play with the depth of Plas Johnson at his best. Titles include the eleven-minute "A Happy Turtle" – plus "Jungle Duck", "Three Sporty Ladies", "Petey's Sweeties", "The Happy Animal", "Animal Ambrosia", and "My Little Shasta". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl – plus DVD of the feature film, and a bonus zine too!)

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CyrkleMinx – Original Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks & DVD) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A very wild soundtrack! The film is about The Minx, a crew of lovelies trained in the art of sensual pleasure and corporate espionage – and the original music for the film, by the rock group The Cyrkle, is about as cool as you'd expect from a theme like that! Some cuts are straight trippy rock numbers – in a mode that's somewhere between the Barbarella soundtrack and work on some of the AIP soundtracks on Tower – but then there's also some cool instrumentals, with a mixture of easy instrumentation and 60s rock effects. Titles include "On The Road", "The Minx", "Nicole", "The Party", "Walter's Riff", and "The Chase". Groovy stuff – with a real sexy Euro sound at the best moments! Mono bonus cuts include "It's A Lovely Game Louise", "The Riggin",j "Baxter's Dangerous Game", and "Something Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl – with a DVD of the film!)

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✨✧ Daryl Dragon & OthersSea For Yourself (with bonus DVD) ... LP
Rural/Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99 37.99
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very trippy, and with a weird mix of psych styles, and some really surprising rootsy touches too – so that you'll get fuzzy guitar one minute, and North Cali acoustic sounds the next – all jumping around in this really great way! Production and the whole project is by Daryl Dragon – of later fame – and here, he's a madman in the studio – using cool effects to create some really great moments on some of the tunes. Dragon also handles some of the music, too, amidst a wide variety of other artists and singers – listed here in groups that include The Bozone, Dan Peyton, Al Oakie & Friends, Richard Henn & Co, The Dragons, BFI, and Helpers. Very hip – like the best Aussie surf rock sounds at the end of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus DVD of the film, too!)

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Wynonie Harris feat Sun RaDig This Boogie/Lightnin' Struck The Poor House ... 7-inch
Modern Harmonic, 1946. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Very cool – an early Bullet Records single by R&B great Wynonie Harris – featuring a young Herman "Sun Ra" Blount on piano! The work even predates Harris' great run on King Records – and is a seminal early moment for both performers! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent red vinyl pressing in the envelope style cover.)

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Mandarian GateIt's A Revolution Mother (green vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Freaked out sounds from a movie that offers up a look at the struggles of youth at the end of the 60s – a movie that was recorded "on the scene where the action is – presenting 500,000 young Americans doing their own thing!" The sound of the whole thing is pretty darn great – with a newscaster-style announcer, rapping with a bit of hip inflections – while the music moves between straighter rock, groovy instrumentals, and sound effects that really capture the "on the scene" quality of the whole thing! There's other dialogue from subjects presented on screen – and the whole thing is somewhere between a standard biker soundtrack of the time, and more of a spoken word concept album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus DVD of the original film!)

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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can also hear some of the cool 60s changes taking place on the Caribbean scene – including great use of horns to inflect most of the tunes with a great sort of edge – in the way Jamaican jazz and mento styles were shifting gears into rocksteady and ska! Sparrow's vocals have plenty of bite – and titles include "The Slave", "Calypso Twist", "Corbeau Sheltering Rain", "Popularity Contest", "Stupid Married Man", "Kennedy & Kruschev", and "Old Man & The Donkey". CD
Also available Slave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Mighty SparrowSlave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can also hear some of the cool 60s changes taking place on the Caribbean scene – including great use of horns to inflect most of the tunes with a great sort of edge – in the way Jamaican jazz and mento styles were shifting gears into rocksteady and ska! Sparrow's vocals have plenty of bite – and titles include "The Slave", "Calypso Twist", "Corbeau Sheltering Rain", "Popularity Contest", "Stupid Married Man", "Kennedy & Kruschev", and "Old Man & The Donkey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slave ... CD 13.99

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Moon ExpressProphetic Spirit (with bonus 7 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also featured leadership from Paul Arnold – kind of a hip background figure on the west coast scene, best known for the album Inner Sounds Of The Id on RCA in 1967! Here, Arnold brings together sitars and percussion, violin and tablas, echoey voices and lovely lyricism – all with a vibe that feels like a hippie daydream slowly tipping into nightmare. Vocals are by the fantastic Tsvia – an Israeli singer with a range that really increases the power of the record – especially when conjoined with the male spoken vocals. There's a very strong influence here from Eastern culture, but one that's already getting corrupted – as so many non-Western ideals were in the hands of the wrong folks at the time – and the result is a mad little album that's as spooky as it is groovy – with titles that include "Wakefulness Of The World", "Awake & Love", "My Little Corner Of The Earth", "Fly By Night", "Wilderness Ocean & Space", "Between My Inner World", and "Lost Spirit Of America". Features bonus tracks "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Tell Me What You See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch of Beatles' covers – in a die-cut sleeve!)
Also available Prophetic Spirit (with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 15.99

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Moon ExpressProphetic Spirit (with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also featured leadership from Paul Arnold – kind of a hip background figure on the west coast scene, best known for the album Inner Sounds Of The Id on RCA in 1967! Here, Arnold brings together sitars and percussion, violin and tablas, echoey voices and lovely lyricism – all with a vibe that feels like a hippie daydream slowly tipping into nightmare. Vocals are by the fantastic Tsvia – an Israeli singer with a range that really increases the power of the record – especially when conjoined with the male spoken vocals. There's a very strong influence here from Eastern culture, but one that's already getting corrupted – as so many non-Western ideals were in the hands of the wrong folks at the time – and the result is a mad little album that's as spooky as it is groovy – with titles that include "Wakefulness Of The World", "Awake & Love", "My Little Corner Of The Earth", "Fly By Night", "Wilderness Ocean & Space", "Between My Inner World", and "Lost Spirit Of America". Features bonus tracks "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Tell Me What You See". CD
Also available Prophetic Spirit (with bonus 7 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99

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Alan MunsonOne Man's Journey – 1972 to 1979 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
Alan Munson might look like some sort of tough biker on the cover, but the music within is surprisingly sensitive – really well-penned singer/songwriter material, done with a style that's personal, and also quite unique! There's a vibe here that almost reminds us more of an artist of this nature from the UK scene in the early or mid 80s – a slight sense of distance from his topics at times, but also this almost world-weary sensibility – not in a way that makes you feel like Munson doesn't care, but maybe that he's found a way to hide himself slightly, maybe to ease some of the pain of his lyrics. Titles include "In The Rain", "I Need A Change", "Fences", "A Visit From A Friend", "Sail Away Forever", "Late Night Morning Coffee", and "For A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Fred NeilFred Neil (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Modern Harmonic, 1966. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Amazing stuff – the first album by Fred Neil, one of the 60s' most underrated singer/songwriters! The album is really one of the best places to start with Fred's work – as it's got a rough folksy quality that's really wonderful, and very much in the spirit of Tim Hardin, with whom we'd draw the closest comparison to Neil at the time. The album kicks off with Neil's sublime "The Dolphins" – one of those tracks that's lived far longer than his own music, and which has had the benefit of a number of more famous recordings, but which sounds no better than in Neil's own hands. Other tracks include the original version of "Everybody's Talking" – again far superior to the later one – plus the cuts "Sweet Cocaine", "Green Rocky Road", "Everything Happens", and "Badi-Da". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Bobby PattersonMy Thing Is Your Thing – Jetstar Strut From Bobby Patterson (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jet Star/Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Funky Texas soul from the mighty Bobby Patterson – a singer who also recorded for the Jewel/Paula label in the early 70s, but who's heard here on earlier work for Jetstar Records, plus a few never-issued tracks! Bobby's voice has this great raw style – one that crackles even more as the grooves move faster – really hitting with sock-soul energy on just about every track in this set – clearly inspired by the music of James Brown, but very much off into his own bag – a special funky legacy that's very much Patterson's own! Titles include "My Thing Is Your Thing", "Busy Busy Bee", "Mama's Got A New Bag Too", "TCB Or TYA", "Soul Is Our Music", "I'm Leroy I'll take Her", "I'm A Slave To You", "What A Wonderful Night For Love", "Broadway Ain't Funky No More", "My Baby's Coming Back To Me", and "The Knock Out Power Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Prime Movers Blues BandPrime Movers Blues Band ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like this were a key breeding ground for later psych and prog sounds – and you'll hear plenty of roots of both in the long, freewheeling tunes that are heavy on guitar and keyboard solos – all with plenty of romping rhythms too. The lead guitar of Daniel Erlewine is worth the price of admission alone – able to solo at great lengths, with a very distinct voice and a mode that's never as slavishly tied to standard blues roots – and the whole record has a wonderfully dark, moody vibe overall. Titles include "Rock Me Baby", "Orange Driver", "You Better Watch Yourself", "Endless Blues", "Yonder's Wall", "Walkin By Myself", "Walking Through The Park", and "All These Blues". CD
Also available Prime Movers Blues Band ... LP 33.99

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Prime Movers Blues BandPrime Movers Blues Band ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 35.99
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like this were a key breeding ground for later psych and prog sounds – and you'll hear plenty of roots of both in the long, freewheeling tunes that are heavy on guitar and keyboard solos – all with plenty of romping rhythms too. The lead guitar of Daniel Erlewine is worth the price of admission alone – able to solo at great lengths, with a very distinct voice and a mode that's never as slavishly tied to standard blues roots – and the whole record has a wonderfully dark, moody vibe overall. Titles include "Rock Me Baby", "Orange Driver", "You Better Watch Yourself", "Endless Blues", "Yonder's Wall", "Walkin By Myself", "Walking Through The Park", and "All These Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Prime Movers Blues Band ... CD 14.99

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Sun RaCrystal Spears ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary status over the years – in part because of Ra's fantastic work on keyboards on the title track – which pave the way for the album's great mix of acoustic and electric elements! After the jagged keyboard interplay of "Crystal Spears", the set then moves into some great group numbers that build in the best tradition of the Arkestra's earliest work – but with the different of Ra on electric instead of acoustic – so that percussion interacts with the work of John Gilmore on tenor and Danny Davis on alto, everything sounds maybe even more spacey and other-worldly than it would if Ra was playing a standard piano. Other titles include "The Eternal Sphynx", "The Embassy Of The Living God", and the very long "Sunrise In The Western Sky" – all of which have a lot more keyboards. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Crystal Spears (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD 12.99

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Sun RaCrystal Spears (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary status over the years – in part because of Ra's fantastic work on keyboards on the title track – which pave the way for the album's great mix of acoustic and electric elements! After the jagged keyboard interplay of "Crystal Spears", the set then moves into some great group numbers that build in the best tradition of the Arkestra's earliest work – but with the different of Ra on electric instead of acoustic – so that percussion interacts with the work of John Gilmore on tenor and Danny Davis on alto, everything sounds maybe even more spacey and other-worldly than it would if Ra was playing a standard piano. Other titles include "The Eternal Sphynx", "The Embassy Of The Living God", and the very long "Sunrise In The Western Sky" – all of which have a lot more keyboards. CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Crystal Spears ... LP 23.99

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Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, during the 90s – but this package really expands on that album by adding in a whole extra set of recordings from what appear to be the same sessions – and which really flesh out the vibe of the performance! The core group is a sextet – with Ra at the helm on some of his cool electric keyboards – including minimoog, rocksichord, and Gibson Kalamazoo – with acoustic work from Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet, Tal Ebah on trumpet, Ronny Boykins on bass, Harry Ar on drums, and Derek Morris on congas. Much of the core music explores a tension between Ra's cosmic keys and the more earthy sound of the acoustic instruments – but the added material here opens up some nicely different moods, and makes the whole thing explode with deep colors. Titles on Cymbals include "Land Of The Day Star", "Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light", "The Mystery Of Two", and "The World Of The Invisible" – and added tracks include "Space Landing", "Of Drastic Measures", "Of Otherness", "The Universe Is Calling", and "Destination Of The Known Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with excess taped down at the spine.)

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Sun RaNuclear War (10 inch red vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1962/1977/1982. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Sun Ra from three different decades – one classic track, and two never-issued numbers! "Nuclear War" may well be the closest that Ra ever came to a "hit" – although the profanity in the tune certainly kept it away from the mainstream – a fantastic slow-building number with the group chanting out a strong message against the use of atomic weapons! The version here is from the Saturn album Fireside Chat With Lucifer – a nicely rough take on the tune. Next is the beautiful and unissued "Outer Reach Intense Energy" – heard here in an early version from 1977, with haunting piano lines from Ra at the beginning, and some really searing avant reed solos as the tune moves on. Last up is the beautiful "Twilight" – another unissued number, recorded in 1963, with Ra on "xylophonic electric piano" – which almost sounds like a tripped-out celeste! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & John CageJohn Cage Meets Sun Ra – The Complete Concert (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Meltdown/Modern Harmonic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.98
A legendary meeting of talents from two different sides of the underground – avant composer John Cage and jazz visionary Sun Ra – both performing together at a special one-night event that took place at Coney Island in 1987! The set doesn't really feature Ra jamming with Cage (as if anyone could "jam" with John Cage!) – and instead, both players were on the stage at the same time, but would each step aside to let the other do their thing – Cage would vocalize in these amazing passages that are right up there with the most beautiful vocal work he ever did, alongside some "silent" performances too – and Ra would play keyboard solos that have a beautifully offbeat electric vibe! The pair do come together at one point – but mostly in a "silent" duet, although one title does feature Cage's weird vocals with Ra's keyboard. And big bonus – this package also presents the full complete concert – with material that appears here for the first time ever – including a beautiful vocals from June Tyson over Ra's keyboards on "Enlightenment", other Ra numbers that include "This Is The Space Age", "The Living Parable", "The Damned Air", and "We Hold This Myth To Be Potential". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & John CageJohn Cage Meets Sun Ra – The Complete Film (DVD & clear vinyl 7 inch single) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... DVD
Modern Harmonic, 1987. New Copy DVD & 7 inch ... $20.99 25.99
A fantastic package – a 7" sleeve that contains the full film of the meeting between Sun Ra and John Cage – legendary meeting of talents from two different sides of the underground – avant composer Cage and jazz visionary Ra – both performing together at a special one-night event that took place at Coney Island in 1987! The set doesn't really feature Ra jamming with Cage (as if anyone could "jam" with John Cage!) – and instead, both players were on the stage at the same time, but would each step aside to let the other do their thing – Cage would vocalize in these amazing passages that are right up there with the most beautiful vocal work he ever did, alongside some "silent" performances too – and Ra would play keyboard solos that have a beautifully offbeat electric vibe! The package features the full film on DVD for the first time ever – and also includes a bonus 7" single – with the selections "Empty Words & Keyboards" and "Silent Duet 2" – both of them very unusual meetings of the minds. DVD

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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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Eddy SenayStep By Step ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – like a funky 45 groove, but stretched out a bit more – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean mode that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". CD
Also available Step By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Eddy SenayStep By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – like a funky 45 groove, but stretched out a bit more – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean mode that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Step By Step ... CD 13.99

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Jerry SolomonPast The 20th Century ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
The title might be a bit reversed – because there's hardly anything 21st Century at all about this music – and at some level, it almost feels as if Jerry Solomon is going back in time – at least within the parameters of his own life! The songs often have this weird, almost child-like approach – with spare instrumentation that might include toy piano, chimes, percussion, and guitar – the last of which is almost never used in a straightforward manner. Jerry sings, but with this almost dirge-like quality – in a way that instantly makes all the tunes sound very weird and offbeat right from the start. The titles give a good idea of the spirit – and include "Denied Of All Human Life", "I Just Don't Fit This Modern Age", "A Good Old Fashioned Date", "They Came From Everywhere", and "Past The 20th Century". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry SolomonVirginity For All – Private Press 45s 1965 to 1969 ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 34.99
Some of the weirdest underground rock material you'll ever hope to hear – self-produced, self-released material by Jerry Solomon – who's definitely one of the true outsiders of his scene! The approach here is a bit like that taken by Brute Force on his classic late 60s album – in that the structure of the songs often echo more familiar rock styles, but are usually delivered in a very offbeat way – not just via the strange lyrics, but also Jerry's wailing vocals, and instrumentation that's almost always this odd shadow of the familiar. The titles alone are pretty great – and include "Ann Landers & The PTA", "All I Ever Do Is Read Dear Abby", "They're Losing Their Virginity", "We Had Too Much Champagne", "We're Going To Talk About The Weather", "Look At The Flowers", "Psychic Vibrations", and "Come To The Love-In". 2LP set – with 30 strange singles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gabor SzaboBest Of Gabor Szabo (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
A record that's every bit as beautiful and striking as its cover – a cool collection of all the wonderful guitar-driven grooves that guitarist Gabor Szabo created for Impulse Records in the 60s! Szabo first rose to fame working with Chico Hamilton – but soon established himself as one of the most unique 60s voices on his instrument – a newly-arrived player on the American scene with ties to other European styles as well – but with a very open ear for modal jazz, bossa nova, and some of the other great styles that were bubbling under at the time. There's occasional nods to Eastern modes, mixed with mod 60s styles, and the production often echoes out with approaches that further underscore Gabor's unique touch on the strings. Titles include "Spellbinder", "Witchcraft", "Gypsy Queen", "Sophisticated Wheels", "Walk On By", and "Little Boat". LP, Vinyl record album

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June Tyson with Sun RaJune Tyson – Saturnian Queen Of The Sun Ra Orchestra (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
The voice of June Tyson was a key part of the sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra during the first few decades of its existence – but this is the first time the lady herself has ever gotten a record under her own name – a beautiful collection of Ra-backed, Tyson-fronted tunes that includes classics and a fair bit of unreleased titles too! The music is from deep in the catalog of Saturn Records – and showcases a singer who could have taken both the jazz vocal and soul music worlds by storm, had she not chosen to dedicate herself to the larger cultural mission of the Arkestra – a place that June Tyson called home for more than a decade or two – and where she gave the world sublimely soulful vocals like these. Titles include the unissued "Enlightenment", "They'll Come Back", "Never Never Land", and "If You Are Not A Myth/Strange Worlds In My Mind" – plus "The Moors (complete version)", "Somebody Else's World", "Stardust From Tomorrow", "Astro Black", "Smile", "Tapestry From An Asteroid", and "Outer Space Is A Pleasant Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(On gold vinyl and with zine style insert!)

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Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage ArkestraSongs From The Sun Ra Cosmos ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A really surprising project from long-running Boston soul singer Barrence Whitfield – a set of songs from the Sun Ra side of the universe – delivered with a vibe that's a bit different than some of Whitfield's other material! The package features tracks from two different periods – the first, a series of early 90s recordings that focus more on the soul-styled sound of Ra's 45rpm output – the second, a bit more far-reaching, and maybe more Ra-like overall – but with plenty of vocals from Barrence upfront! Brother Cleve handles keyboards and a fair bit of the arrangements – and titles include remakes of "Black Man", "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman", "Somebody Else's World", "Nuclear War", "Everything Is Space", and "Love In Outer Space". CD
Also available Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage ArkestraSongs From The Sun Ra Cosmos (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really surprising project from long-running Boston soul singer Barrence Whitfield – a set of songs from the Sun Ra side of the universe – delivered with a vibe that's a bit different than some of Whitfield's other material! The package features tracks from two different periods – the first, a series of early 90s recordings that focus more on the soul-styled sound of Ra's 45rpm output – the second, a bit more far-reaching, and maybe more Ra-like overall – but with plenty of vocals from Barrence upfront! Brother Cleve handles keyboards and a fair bit of the arrangements – and titles include remakes of "Black Man", "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman", "Somebody Else's World", "Nuclear War", "Everything Is Space", and "Love In Outer Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold vinyl pressed at Third Man in Detroit!)
Also available Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos ... CD 11.99

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VariousFile #733 UFO – Further Investigation (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1966/2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99
A really cool combination of modes – a set that brings together a vintage 60s spoken word album on the UFO phenomenon, then adds in a whole set of new instrumental work by some leading lights in the contemporary psych underground! Record one features File #733 UFO – a spoken set from 1966 that was done by Jack Jenkins and Sid Padrick – the latter of whom claimed to have actual experience with aliens! Record two features all instrumental tracks that work as a perfect soundscape for record one – great if you can play both together at the same time – with tunes by Heron Oblivion, White Manna, Demian Castellanos, Al Lover, Terceiro Olho De Marte, Mugstar, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Oar – A Tribute To Skip Spence (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $37.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – pressed at Third Man!)

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VariousStrut My Stuff – Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastic sounds from deep deep in the country music underground of the postwar years – not the hits of the big artists helping to define the sound in the era of full length LPs – but the lesser-known singers who were lucky enough to be able to record a single 45! Yet although these artists are obscure, they're all pretty darn great – and are from a time when the music was really just still coming together – finding a very strong voice in a growing field of interest, but with a vibe that's very different than the more old-time sounds of just a few years before! "Hillbilly" is probably the operative world here – as the singles lean heavily on modes that were more popular before the bigger productions and presentations that ushered in mainstream country changes in the 60s – which means that there's plenty of twang on the guitar, lots of tight small combo instrumentation, and production styles that are more than raw enough for the mood of the tunes. We're huge fans of work from this period, but the collection was still filled with music we've never heard before – artists who don't even show up in the Bear Family or Hillbillies In Hell side of the spectrum – 32 rare gems from Ray Anderson, Tex Cherry, Leon Tassin, Cliff Shepherd, Bill White, Weldon Rogers, Slim Redman, Bobby Rutledge, Freddie Frank, Riley Crabtree, Penny West, Aubrey Bradford, Lou Millet, and many more. CD
Also available Strut My Stuff – Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers (green vinyl pressing) ... LP 32.99

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VariousStrut My Stuff – Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
Fantastic sounds from deep deep in the country music underground of the postwar years – not the hits of the big artists helping to define the sound in the era of full length LPs – but the lesser-known singers who were lucky enough to be able to record a single 45! Yet although these artists are obscure, they're all pretty darn great – and are from a time when the music was really just still coming together – finding a very strong voice in a growing field of interest, but with a vibe that's very different than the more old-time sounds of just a few years before! "Hillbilly" is probably the operative world here – as the singles lean heavily on modes that were more popular before the bigger productions and presentations that ushered in mainstream country changes in the 60s – which means that there's plenty of twang on the guitar, lots of tight small combo instrumentation, and production styles that are more than raw enough for the mood of the tunes. We're huge fans of work from this period, but the collection was still filled with music we've never heard before – artists who don't even show up in the Bear Family or Hillbillies In Hell side of the spectrum – 32 rare gems from Ray Anderson, Tex Cherry, Leon Tassin, Cliff Shepherd, Bill White, Weldon Rogers, Slim Redman, Bobby Rutledge, Freddie Frank, Riley Crabtree, Penny West, Aubrey Bradford, Lou Millet, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strut My Stuff – Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasMissle To The Moon (red vinyl pressing – with poster) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A schlocky film, but one with a great soundtrack – thanks to the low budget genius of composer Nicholas Carras! The music is surprisingly filled with rich elements – light strings at some points, rumbling percussion, vibes, and what seems to be some electronics – but which is really just an electric violin, run through a set of effects! The result is great, and the music has far more drama than you might expect away from the screen – maybe even more so, as it stands here as a top-rate sonic adventure, whereas the film might not make such a claim! Titles include "Rock Man Rock", "In The Caves", "Minds Over Men", "Sweethearts On Parade", "Do Or Die", "Leatha Level", and "Spider Monster". LP, Vinyl record album
(On "rocket" red vinyl!)

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasShe Demons (green vinyl pressing – with poster) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Those She Demons get a pretty great soundtrack here – music that's way higher-end than you might guess from the image on the cover! Nicholas Carras was a real master of doing a lot with a little – and that's definitely the case here, as Carras, who brings a surprisingly strong palette of tones to his music here – using the orchestrations in ways that are quite vivid, almost with the quality of an old blood and sandals soundtrack, but maybe a bit more sci-fi overall – thanks to some occasional strange tunings! The LP also furthers the sonic spectrum by adding in a few snippets of dialog – which illuminates the narrative pace of the music, as it moves through tracks that include "Dead Body", "Snake In The Jungle", "Hiding", "Mona Enters", "Torture", and "Nazi's In Pursuit". LP, Vinyl record album
(On "demon" green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Nick IngmanBig Beat ... LP
De Wolfe/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky sound library gem from Nick Ingman – not to be confused with the other Big Beat records from the KPM label – as this set's got an even sharper, hipper vibe overall! Keyboards are in the lead on most numbers – although they get lots of support from the beats promised in the title – as Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and other keyboards soar out in a range of modes that even includes a few moogy moments that are especially nice! Instrumentation is lean overall, although still with all that strong sense of arrangement that can make even larger groups from these golden British years so great. Lots of funky instrumentals throughout – with titles that include "Strike", "Down Home", "Thrust", "Snatch", "Trip Wire", "Overtone", "Smooth", "Long Line", "Throng", and "Orgy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alan Lorber OrchestraLotus Palace (gold LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Verve/Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking record that was done as something of a gimmick in the late 60s – but which has gone on to be a funky world classic over the years! Producer Alan Lorber was trying to cash in on the big love of "Eastern" styles in the late 60s – sitars, meditation, yoga, and other elements borrowed from the other side of the Pacific – but in putting the session together, he actually knocked it out of the park – and created a mix of jazz, funk, and Indian elements that's right up there with some of the more serious projects of the time! Part of the strength of the record is the lineup – as Colin Wolcott plays tablas, years before his own jazz/Indian experiments in the 70s – alongside Vincent Bell on sitar, and Jerome Richardson on flute and tenor – both great jazz players who really make the whole thing shine. The album contains the sitar version of "Up, Up and Away" that's one of the all time eastern kitschy classics from the 60s – and it's also got loads of other great tracks, like spooky versions of "The Look of Love" and "Mas Que Nada", plus some very groovy originals like "The Flute Thing" and "Djellaba". LP also features unissued bonus tracks – "Echo Of The Night", "Where (version 2)", "I Heard The Rain", and "Serpent & The Hawk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersLove & Wealth – The Lost Recordings ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the start – and together, they paint a fantastic portrait of their musical genius at its core – that mix of guitar and mandolin, harmony vocals, and a sense of spirit that has maybe never been matched again in country music! And sure, the Capitol material is relatively unadorned, too – but here, you feel like you're peeking in on the boys as they're cooking up their best ideas – never unformed or half-baked, but just served up with an honest, human spirit that's undeniable. 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Two Faced Heart", "Streamline Heartbreaker", "Coo Coo Coo", "Are You Missing Me", "Insured Beyond The Grave", "You'll Forget", "Never Say Goodbye", "Red Hen Boogie", "Unpucker", "It's All Off", "Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday", "Would You Tear Down Your Castle", and "Bald Knob Arkansas". CD

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✨✧ Nancy PriddyYou've Come This Way Before ... LP
Dot/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendously beautiful album from vocalist Nancy Priddy – the kind of record that got buried in the record bins of the 60s, but which is finally getting the attention it deserves! Nancy had a career that started out in folk (she was once a member of The Bitter End Singers), but she's working here in a slightly psychedelic style that mixes the intimate with the baroque – in a way that reminds us a lot of some of our favorite work on A&M at the time, and which is masterminded here by producer Phil Ramone. Nancy's sweet vocals dance lightly around a mix of strings, woodwinds, and sometimes funky drums that give the album a much stronger kick than you might expect – a groovy little sound that's almost Sunshine Pop, but a bit deeper and more personal overall. Manny Albam provided some great arrangements to the record that sparkle and groove along with some of his better-known jazz work of the period – and in a way, the record has echoes of some of the hipper work done on the Project 3 label of the era, almost reminding us of some of our favorite tunes by Free Design. Nancy wrote all her own material on the set – another thing that makes the record sound especially fresh – and titles include "My Friend Frank", "On The Other Side Of The River", "And Who Will You Be Then", "Epitaph", "Ebony Glass", "You've Come This Way Before", and "Mystic Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old school snapping snare, but given a very moody vibe by the group's chanting, and some very offbeat horn solos! "Ankhnation" is a never-issued track – one that has a great mix of comping chords from Ra on piano and right rhythm lines – with lots of nice solos over the top from John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Hobart Dotson – almost a Yusef Lateef track overall. Last up is the previously-unissued "Project Black Mass" – a tune that has all these cool percussion bits and piano notes in a flurry – almost a more outside take on the style of Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. CD
(Limited to 350 copies – in a hardbound style book!)

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✨✧ Alexander Skip SpenceAndOarAgain (3LP set) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Skip Spence – the onetime lead singer of Moby Grape, cast out of the group on his own by the time of this debut solo album – a record that's as powerful as it is fragile, and which has been the one lasting musical legacy of the man himself! The record almost sunk without a trace at the time, but has gone onto become the stuff of legend over the decade – supported by fellow singers, songwriters, and even a fair bit of the music press – who all shine key light on the record's unique, ahead of its time quality! Spence recorded the set for the same Columbia Records that was willing to take a chance on the early Leonard Cohen records – and there's a similarly singular vibe to Skip's approach – one that puts the whole thing at the level of "missed the first time around – but never again!" albums by later-decade legends like Big Star, Nick Drake, and maybe even Cohen. The style is hard to describe – similar reworking of roots-though-psych as Moby Grape, but a lot more intimate too – with so many lost dark corners, the set will be rewarding your ears for years to come! Titles include his original "Cripple Creek", plus "Diana", "Margaret Tiger Rug", "Weighted Down", "Little Hands", "Books Of Moses", "All Come To Meet Her", "Broken Heart", and "War In Peace". This 3CD set is incredible – and features 2 1/2 CDs' worth of previously unreleased material – along with a huge booklet of notes as well! Unreleased tracks include "This Time He Has Come", "It's The Best Thing For You", "Keep Everything Under Your Hat", "If I'm Good", "Furry Heroine", "Fountain", "Doodle", "I Think You & I", "You Know", "My Friend", "The Shape You're In", "I Want A Rock & Roll Band", "She Don't Care", and "Keep Everything Under Your Hat" – plus a huge amount of alternates and unusual versions of songs! LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP set pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderSolar Heat (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Skye/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Cal Tjader's best albums ever – and a sweetly electric side that features Joao Donato on organ and Gary McFarland on vibes! The record is a brilliant extension of Cal's styles at Verve – a bit of Latin, a bit of jazz, with some easily grooving numbers that have just the right dose of funk! Donato's organ sounds especially great, and there's also some added electric piano and electric harpsichord on the record, which expands the electricity even more – and gives the whole thing a really groovy sound! Loads of great numbers – including "Mambo Sangria", "Fried Bananas", "Solar Heat", "Ode to Billy Joe", and Donato's great "Amazonas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David Friedman/William Allen CastlemanSpace Thing (silver vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really strange little sci-fi soundtrack – penned for a film that was billed as one of the first "adult" science fiction movies – even though it was relatively tame compared with bigger budget porn to come! The low-fi masterpiece was directed by David F Friedman – not to be confused with the jazz musician of a similar name – and the songs here are credited to William Allen Castleman, although the notes don't really feature any other credits at all! Some of the sounds are what you'd expect from both genres of the time – combined – the jazzy romping of sexploitation film, mixed with electronic elements all around the edges that situate things in space – although maybe in modes that aren't as perfectly conceived as Italian scores of the period. Still, the whole thing's pretty darn great – and titles include "Hammond Orgasm", "Had It Comin", "Staccato Swagger", "Back To Bass", and "Infinite Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album
(On silver vinyl – plus DVD of the feature film!)

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✨✧ Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The final album issued by Impulse Records in their short-lived, ill-fated partnership with Sun Ra – and maybe the most far-reaching of the bunch! The album features three long tracks – all of them relatively open and unbridled – put together with less of a song structure than some of the group's other Impulse albums, at a level that's also quite far from some of their more spiritual modes of the early 70s too! Percussion figures strongly, but in a loose way – with less of the rhythmic pulse or exotic modes of the group's roots – and the real strength of the set lies in the reeds at many moments – handled by Eloe Omoe, Danny Ray Thompson, Marshal Allen, and John Gilmore – all given this strong focus by the incredible bass of Ronnie Boykins. Ra himself creates these fantastic sounds on an other-worldly keyboard – most likely some offbeat 70s electric organ with effects – and titles include "Pathways to Unknown Worlds", "Extension Out", and "Cosmo-Media". This version features the original "Extension Out" – with five minutes that were not on the original release! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Beaver & The TrappersHappiness Is Havin/In Misery (gold colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Modern Harmonic, 1966. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really cool garage rock single – served up by Jerry Mathers, in a completely different setting than his title role in Leave It To Beaver! "Happiness" has a bit of a sneer in the vocals – one that doesn't make you believe the lyrics entirely – and "In Misery" has this cool wangly guitar that flows all around the groovy lyrics! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition on gold colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasHigh School Caesar (red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD & Zine) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A raunchy little soundtrack for this obscure juvenile delinquent film at the start of the 60s – done in a cool mix of modes that features plenty of rocking instrumentals, some sweet jazzy bits, and a few nice exotica tunes! For the music, it's almost as if composer Nicholas Carras was going through the trashbins at the bigger record labels – picking up the sorts of things that Liberty, Capitol, or Challenge might have left behind – and weaving them together as the perfect music for a film like this – definitely a cut above, and maybe even better than the sorts of rock music soundtracks of the time that featured bigger sorts of artists in the lineup. Most tracks are short, which makes the whole thing an even cooler pastiche – different than more formal soundtracks of the period! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD of the movie, and a zine too!)

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✨✧ Jerry Cole/101 StringsAstro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Alshire/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's the kind of record that could only be born of the late 60s scene – filled with huge, stratospheric string charts that soar with pure classical chops, as filtered through the groovy, anything-goes era of late 60s space age grooves. The tracks are as groovy as the titles, which include "Re-Entry to Mog", "Bad Trip Back to '69", "Trippin On Lunar O7", Where Were You In 1982?" and "A Disappointing Love With A Desensitized Robot". CD

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsCalifornia Mudslide (& Earthquake) (root beer vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure Lightning Hopkins albums of the 60s – a very spare session recorded in Los Angeles for the Vault label – but done with a vibe that's like some of Hopkin's earliest material from the 78rpm generation! The only difference is that the recording quality is superb – so that every note and vocal inflection comes through wonderfully, although without any sort of commercial pretense at all – because it's clear that producer Bruce Bromberg has no interest in trying to make anything other than the kind of record that really gets at the heart of Lightnin's genius. Titles include "No Education", "California Mudslide", "New Santa Fe", "Jesus Would You Come By Here", "Los Angeles Boogie", "Change My Way Of Living", and "Rosie Mae". LP, Vinyl record album
("Root Beer" vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Freddy KingMojo – King Rarities & Obscurities (colored vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
King/Modern Harmonic, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare early work from guitar genius Freddy King – all recorded during that time he was cutting some wickedly soulful work for King Records – but all tracks that were never issued at the time! The package features Freddy in a few different sessions – on guitar and vocals on all of them – working with a shifting lineup of players, but with piano from Sonny Thompson on most of the tracks, and plenty of tenor from the great Clifford Scott! Titles include "Wash Out", "Closed Door", "Heads Up", "Just Pickin", "See See Baby", "Butterscotch", and "Play It Cool" – plus three "Untitled Instrumental" tracks from obscure sessions in 1968! LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersLove & Wealth – The Lost Recordings ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the start – and together, they paint a fantastic portrait of their musical genius at its core – that mix of guitar and mandolin, harmony vocals, and a sense of spirit that has maybe never been matched again in country music! And sure, the Capitol material is relatively unadorned, too – but here, you feel like you're peeking in on the boys as they're cooking up their best ideas – never unformed or half-baked, but just served up with an honest, human spirit that's undeniable. 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Two Faced Heart", "Streamline Heartbreaker", "Coo Coo Coo", "Are You Missing Me", "Insured Beyond The Grave", "You'll Forget", "Never Say Goodbye", "Red Hen Boogie", "Unpucker", "It's All Off", "Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday", "Would You Tear Down Your Castle", and "Bald Knob Arkansas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at RTI.)

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few like this one, which was an unusual all-new batch of material for Impulse! Because of that, it's been a bit overlooked in later years – maybe missed as less authentic, but actually some of the most striking sounds that Ra created at the time! There's a very strong tension here between electric and acoustic elements – not in the usual fusion-based way, but instead with this vibe that often has the electric instruments providing darker areas of sound, while the woodwinds and percussion have a way of humanizing the proceedings. June Tyson's also at her moodiest on the title track, "Astro Black" – and other titles include "Hidden Spheres", "Discipline 99", and the long improvisation "Cosmo Fire". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (colored vinyl) ... LP
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few like this one, which was an unusual all-new batch of material for Impulse! Because of that, it's been a bit overlooked in later years – maybe missed as less authentic, but actually some of the most striking sounds that Ra created at the time! There's a very strong tension here between electric and acoustic elements – not in the usual fusion-based way, but instead with this vibe that often has the electric instruments providing darker areas of sound, while the woodwinds and percussion have a way of humanizing the proceedings. June Tyson's also at her moodiest on the title track, "Astro Black" – and other titles include "Hidden Spheres", "Discipline 99", and the long improvisation "Cosmo Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, during the 90s – but this package really expands on that album by adding in a whole extra set of recordings from what appear to be the same sessions – and which really flesh out the vibe of the performance! The core group is a sextet – with Ra at the helm on some of his cool electric keyboards – including minimoog, rocksichord, and Gibson Kalamazoo – with acoustic work from Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet, Tal Ebah on trumpet, Ronny Boykins on bass, Harry Ar on drums, and Derek Morris on congas. Much of the core music explores a tension between Ra's cosmic keys and the more earthy sound of the acoustic instruments – but the added material here opens up some nicely different moods, and makes the whole thing explode with deep colors. Titles on Cymbals include "Land Of The Day Star", "Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light", "The Mystery Of Two", and "The World Of The Invisible" – and added tracks include "Space Landing", "Of Drastic Measures", "Of Otherness", "The Universe Is Calling", and "Destination Of The Known Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)
Also available Cymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sun RaExotica ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time when artists like Martin Denny and Les Baxter were taking global sounds and fusing them into more mainstream American music, including jazz – with results that have become legendary over the years! And while Denny, Baxter, and other contemporaries were more involved with mood music, Ra was part of a generation of jazz musicians – such as Yusef Lateef or Wilbur Harden – who were working a richer vein of the territory for jazz – as you'll hear in these wonderful tracks. The set brings together key sides from the earliest Ra recordings, plus some unissued material too – done in the really great style of the other Modern Harmonic reissues in recent years. Unissued titles include "April In Paris", "Paradise", "Star Bright", "Spontaneous Simplicity", "Somewhere In Space", and "Cha Cha In Outer Space" – and other titles include "Overtones Of China", "Tiny Pyramids", "The Nile (part 1)", "Kingdom Of Thunder", "Ancient Aiethopia", "India", "Friendly Galaxy", and "Africa" – plus the complete version of "Island In The Sun". CD

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✨✧ Sun RaExotica (3LP set) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1960s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time when artists like Martin Denny and Les Baxter were taking global sounds and fusing them into more mainstream American music, including jazz – with results that have become legendary over the years! And while Denny, Baxter, and other contemporaries were more involved with mood music, Ra was part of a generation of jazz musicians – such as Yusef Lateef or Wilbur Harden – who were working a richer vein of the territory for jazz – as you'll hear in these wonderful tracks. The set brings together key sides from the earliest Ra recordings, plus some unissued material too – done in the really great style of the other Modern Harmonic reissues in recent years. Unissued titles include "April In Paris", "Paradise", "Star Bright", "Spontaneous Simplicity", "Somewhere In Space", and "Cha Cha In Outer Space" – and other titles include "Overtones Of China", "Tiny Pyramids", "The Nile (part 1)", "Kingdom Of Thunder", "Ancient Aiethopia", "India", "Friendly Galaxy", and "Africa" – plus the complete version of "Island In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The final album issued by Impulse Records in their short-lived, ill-fated partnership with Sun Ra – and maybe the most far-reaching of the bunch! The album features three long tracks – all of them relatively open and unbridled – put together with less of a song structure than some of the group's other Impulse albums, at a level that's also quite far from some of their more spiritual modes of the early 70s too! Percussion figures strongly, but in a loose way – with less of the rhythmic pulse or exotic modes of the group's roots – and the real strength of the set lies in the reeds at many moments – handled by Eloe Omoe, Danny Ray Thompson, Marshal Allen, and John Gilmore – all given this strong focus by the incredible bass of Ronnie Boykins. Ra himself creates these fantastic sounds on an other-worldly keyboard – most likely some offbeat 70s electric organ with effects – and titles include "Pathways to Unknown Worlds", "Extension Out", and "Cosmo-Media". This version features the original "Extension Out" – with five minutes that were not on the original release! CD also features bonus tracks from the same sessions – "View From A Mountain Top", "Intrinsic Energies", and "Of Mythic Worlds" – the last two of which appeared on the late 70s Philly Jazz album Of Mythic Worlds – but which are from these sessions. CD

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✨✧ RunawaysQueens Of Noise ... CD
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ RunawaysRunaways ... CD
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The glammy garage punk classic! Evil genius Kim Fowley + hard-rockin' underage girls + 1976 = one of the most immediately catchy, damn near illicit razor-edged trash rock albums ever! Although it was a joke to the rock literati of the time (and may still be. . .stupid snobs) this album was integral to the coming punk revolution – particularly the unpretentious Ramones brand. This Cherry Red edition has multi-fold notes on top of the original liner notes by the then 16-year-old Lisa Francher of BOMP Magazine, lyrics and vintage photos – plus those 10 innuendo-fueled gems: "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "Is It Day Or Night", "Thunder", "Rock And Roll", "Lovers", "American Nights", "Blackmail", "Secrets" and "Dead End Justice". CD

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✨✧ RunawaysRunaways ... LP
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The glammy garage punk classic! Evil genius Kim Fowley + hard-rockin' underage girls + 1976 = one of the most immediately catchy, damn near illicit razor-edged trash rock albums ever! Although it was a joke to the rock literati of the time (and may still be. . .stupid snobs) this album was integral to the coming punk revolution – particularly the unpretentious Ramones brand. This Cherry Red edition has multi-fold notes on top of the original liner notes by the then 16-year-old Lisa Francher of BOMP Magazine, lyrics and vintage photos – plus those 10 innuendo-fueled gems: "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "Is It Day Or Night", "Thunder", "Rock And Roll", "Lovers", "American Nights", "Blackmail", "Secrets" and "Dead End Justice". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (blue & gold vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & gold colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Moe TuckerI'm Sticking With You – An Introduction To Moe Tucker (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the work of Moe Tucker in the years after the breakup of the Velvet Underground – material that's completely charming in its own sort of way, and which really emphasizes the subtle but important contribution she made to the group! Sure, the Velvets had Lou Reed, John Cale, and Nico – but Tucker was there all along, and was maybe more of the glue of the sound than folks would expect – as she's got this warm spirit that's as appealing as it is individual. The set brings together material from some of Moe's under-circulated albums of the 80s and 90s, and also includes an unreleased track too – mostly with small groups, including work by Jad Fair, Jonathan Richman, Daniel Johnston, Lou Reed, and John Cale. Titles include "I'm Sticking With You", "Heroin", "Around & Around", "Guess I'm Falling In Love", "Andy", "Last Night", "Pale Blue Eyes", and "I'm Waiting For The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with a Warhol-like design that features a peel-off sticker on the front!)

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✨✧ June Tyson with Sun RaJune Tyson – Saturnian Queen Of The Sun Ra Orchestra ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The voice of June Tyson was a key part of the sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra during the first few decades of its existence – but this is the first time the lady herself has ever gotten a record under her own name – a beautiful collection of Ra-backed, Tyson-fronted tunes that includes classics and a fair bit of unreleased titles too! The music is from deep in the catalog of Saturn Records – and showcases a singer who could have taken both the jazz vocal and soul music worlds by storm, had she not chosen to dedicate herself to the larger cultural mission of the Arkestra – a place that June Tyson called home for more than a decade or two – and where she gave the world sublimely soulful vocals like these. Titles include the unissued "Enlightenment", "They'll Come Back", "Lost Horizon", "Never Never Land", and "If You Are Not A Myth/Strange Worlds In My Mind" – plus "The Moors (complete version)", "Somebody Else's World", "Stardust From Tomorrow", "Astro Black", "Smile", "Tapestry From An Asteroid", "Satellites Are Spinning", "Outer Space Is A Pleasant Place", and "Walking On The Moon". CD
Also available June Tyson – Saturnian Queen Of The Sun Ra Orchestra (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousSomething Weird – Spook Show Spectacular A Go-Go (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally cool collection of songs, sound effects, and vintage movie trailers – all pulled from the glory days of the American horror film! The package is a tribute to the old time monster shows that used to travel the theater circuit – a mix of horror movies and live action activity – revived by by the folks at Something Weird in live performances, a great counterpart to all the great films they've given us on DVD over the years! This CD brings together the kind of deep knowledge that only fans of these lost b-movie gems could discover – a massive 32 track package that features the songs "The Morgus Creep" by The Daringers, "Cemetary Stomp" by The Essex, "Count Dracula" by The Rockin Continentals, "Haunted House" by Oscar & The Majestics, "The Giggler" by The Pot & The Wildcats, "The Guillotine" by The Executioners, "Transylvania" by The Mysterians, and "Night Beat" by The Night Beats – plus a huge host of film trailers, radio spots, and more! Also features a bonus DVD of the live Something Weird Spook Show. CD

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✨✧ VariousSomething Weird's Greatest Hits (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Something weird, and something very cool too – a set that brings together a whole host of strange and unusual tunes from the glory days of exploitation cinema! These cuts are all from a time when the b-movie underground was playing it fast and loose – trying to get more folks into the theaters with some ultra-sleazy themes – which resulted in wilder music than you might have heard in movies just a few short years before! The package is presented by Something Weird – the video company who've reissued lots of these exploitation films over the years – and the package is kind of a "best of" their on-screen efforts – as it also includes some spoken passages from films, which further make the tunes sound great. The package is divided up into themes – Psychedelic Hippie Freak Out, Rock O Rama Go Go, Deliriously Demented Ditties, and Sleazy Swinging Sounds – with work by Johnny Hawksworth, John Barry, The Group, The Love Generation, Joe Bisko, Alan Hawkshaw, Lee Dowell, The Penny Arcade, Billy Lee Riley, Betty Dickson, John Gabriel, Neil Patrick, Meg Myles, and The Huntington Astronauts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Oakland Elementary School Arkestra (Marshall Allen, Fred Frith, Terry Riley & Others)Saga Of Padani ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Mid 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records of school kid music you could ever hope to own – and not just because avant legends Terry Riley, Fred Frith, and Marshall Allen each make an appearance on the project! In fact, even without those big names, the music here would still be tremendous – as it stems from a unique project in the Oakland public school system – one that introduces young grade school children to music, even if they've never performed together – combining all their efforts into a large ensemble with some really tremendous results! The lineup shifts from track to track, but there's a really unified vibe here – as reed, string, and percussion players are all finding a space to come together – often with phrasing and rhythms that are primitive, but with very modern edges – maybe like some of the larger projects by Moondog. Some of the kids are really impressive on their solos, and the overall ensemble sound is wonderful – maybe earthier than even some of the early Arkestra recordings on Saturn. This release brings together music from obscure CD and cassette releases in the 90s – with over 30 tracks in all, including "Bambi Meets Godzilla", "Waves", "Help I'm Drowning In A Sea Of Harmony", "Fireclouds", "Crazy Strings", "Excuse Me Ms Steigerwald", "Double Bock Double Rock", and a version of the Sun Ra tune "Planet Earth". CD

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✨✧ Oakland Elementary School Arkestra (Marshall Allen, Fred Frith, Terry Riley & Others)Saga Of Padani (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records of school kid music you could ever hope to own – and not just because avant legends Terry Riley, Fred Frith, and Marshall Allen each make an appearance on the project! In fact, even without those big names, the music here would still be tremendous – as it stems from a unique project in the Oakland public school system – one that introduces young grade school children to music, even if they've never performed together – combining all their efforts into a large ensemble with some really tremendous results! The lineup shifts from track to track, but there's a really unified vibe here – as reed, string, and percussion players are all finding a space to come together – often with phrasing and rhythms that are primitive, but with very modern edges – maybe like some of the larger projects by Moondog. Some of the kids are really impressive on their solos, and the overall ensemble sound is wonderful – maybe earthier than even some of the early Arkestra recordings on Saturn. This release brings together music from obscure CD and cassette releases in the 90s – with over 30 tracks in all, including "Bambi Meets Godzilla", "Waves", "Help I'm Drowning In A Sea Of Harmony", "Fireclouds", "Crazy Strings", "Excuse Me Ms Steigerwald", "Double Bock Double Rock", and a version of the Sun Ra tune "Planet Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)
 
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Gliere/Pakhmutova/Manevich/GordeliModern Russian Concerto Festival – Concerto For Voice & Orchestra Op 82/Trumpet Concerto In E Flat Minor/Clarinet Concerto/Flute Concerto In D Major – Grikurov/Svetlanov/Rabinovich/Leningrad Philharmonic ... LP
Monitor, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split top and bottom seams.)

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Johnny DankworthCollaboration ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
A slightly more serious affair from Brit jazzman Johnny Dankworth – and a set that points towards some of the soundtrack albums he'd cut in the 60s! There's a modern jazz-meets-classical feel here – as Dankworth's larger group of players is augmented by some fuller strings from the London Philharmonic – blended together surprisingly well, so that Johnny's hip modernists fall right into play with the orchestrations! Group members include Peter King on alto sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Tony Russell on trombone, Kenny Clare on drums, and Dudley Moore on piano – and titles include the extended compositions "Ebony Concerto" – which features guest work from Ronnie Ross on baritone and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet – plus "Rendezvous" and "Improvisations For Jazz Band & Symphony Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneFinal Tour – Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy ... $19.99 20.98
Great live material from one of the most important pairings in modern jazz – recorded during the last months that John Coltrane was working with the Miles Davis Quintet! Davis and Coltrane are working here on a live date from Copenhagen in March of 1960 – playing on 3 long tunes that really let both players open up and unfold in their own unique solo explorations – with that classic group that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Titles are all familiar ones from the Davis book – "So What", "All Blues", and "On Green Dolphin Street" – but the extended renditions offer more than a few surprises that make them well worth having. Plus, the album also features an introduction of the group by Norman Granz – the set was part of a Jazz At The Philharmonic Tour – as well as the short "theme". Great sound – way better than any previous versions of this material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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DelegationEau De Vie (aka Delegation) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ariola/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweet bouncy groover – one of the rare albums of modern soul cut by the group Delegation! The group in this incarnation are a trio – Ray Patterson, Ricky Bailey, and Bruce Dunbar on vocals – stripped-down harmonically, a perfect fit for the album's groove-heavy arrangements. The album's got the same warm finish, with a touch of jazz, that you might find in some of the Arista modern soul albums from the same era – infused with a bit more of a club approach on a few of the more uptempo cuts. Titles include "Blue Girl", "Heartache No 9", "One More Step To Take", "Sho Nuff Sold On You", "Darlin", "You & I", "Stand Up", and "Put A Little Love On Me". CD features lots of bonus tracks – "Heartache No 9 (12" special rmx version)", "Put A Little Love On Me (12" long)", "You & I (single)", "Heartach No 9 (single)", and "Put A Little Love On Me (single)". CD

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Eddy MansonSuite From Little Fugitive ... CD
Folkways, 1956. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A fantastic soundtrack to an equally fantastic film – the sublime Little Fugitive, shot on New York in the 50s – and a lively little tale about a kid who escapes to Coney Island! Eddy Manson's music has a great mix of modernism and whimsey – a lot like the movie – and most of the songs are just solo harmonica, but played in this cool, chromatic way that sounds very different than most other uses of the instrument! Manson almost uses the harmonica like some sort of little symphony – making colors rise and fall, but without any hokey bluesy cliches – and his ability to paint the right sort of sounds is really amazing, as you'll hear on tunes that include "The Plot", "Ride Em Joey", "Deposit Bottles", "Coney Island", and "The Harmonica Player". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Gino VannelliPauper In Paradise ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
By this point in his career, Gino Vannelli was hardly a Pauper In Paradise – and with the perm in his hair, and shaggy rug on his chest, he was every bit the wealthy 70s modern man in his looks! But despite that mismatch, the album's a great one – mainstream pop with a surprising degree of soul – a blend that few others could hit this well and still retain a bit of credibility, but Gino seems to make it all work out quite well. Side one features some shorter hook-heavy tracks arranged by Gino and brother Joe – and side two features a longer suite done with Don Sebesky leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – one that really soars with some great Sebesky touches at times! Titles include "Black & Blue", "A Song & Dance", "Mardi Gras", "Valleys Of Valhalla", "The Surest Things Can Change", and "One Night With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Yoriyuki HaradaMiu (plus bonus track) ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yoriyuki Yarada plays a variety of instruments here – piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano sax – with an unusual vibe that mixes modern jazz with some of the 80s arty touches you might guess from the cover! The approach is a bit like some of the more creative sounds coming from the New York downtown scene of the time – maybe imagine an avant jazz album on a label like Ze or Celluloid, although without any sort of gimmicks or tricks – and instead a surprising commitment to unusual combinations of instruments that also include vibes, cello, harmonica, and lots of drums and percussion. And overall, the result of the record is far richer and more pleasing than some of the more dated New York efforts – especially given that the overall approach sometimes gets quite free. Titles include "Meta", "They'll Come Back", "Hen Tai 7", "Wana Oki", and "Y's March". CD features the bonus track "Solo". CD
(2015 pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Takuya FujiokaTakuya Fujioka Presents Let's Swing Now Vol 5 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in this cool Japanese series from the 70s – one that focused on straighter swing sounds, in contrast to some of the more modern styles on the Japanese scene – but in a way that's still wonderfully fresh, and beautifully recorded! The album's credited to Takuya Fujioka – who's actually the producer and impresario, not a performer – and instead, the group features excellent work from Kazuo Yashiro on piano, Masanaga Harada on bass, Toru Konishi on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums! Bailey's drums are great – romping in a really soulful way, which gives the record a great sort of edge – and the guitar of Konishi is excellent too, and rings out with less of the smoother modes than you might expect. Someone plays harmonica on "Sweet Bailey" – Donald Bailey, we're guessing – and other tunes include "We Four Samba", "Fall Of Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Don't Touch My Moustache". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Cervetti/Stanojevic/Perkinson/Moorman/Ledesma/Parker/SchroederNew Music For Orchestra – Music From Six Continents – 1998 Series – Jiri Mikula/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra ... CD
Vienna Modern Masters, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Cox/Bottcher/Parker/Walker/Rivas/RhodesNew Music For Orchestra – Music From Six Continents – 1998 Series – Toshiyuki Shimada/Jiri Mikula/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Luxner/Owensboro Symphony ... CD
Vienna Modern Masters, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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Buddy GrecoRound Midnight ... CD
Bay Cities, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Great later work from Buddy Greco – a set that's really drops most of his stiffer, loungey trappings from years past – and which reminds us that he's a pretty great jazz singer overall, and a pretty decent pianist too! Most of the CD features a set from 1992 – one that has Buddy singing and playing piano with a great assortment of jazz players – including Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Ernie Watts on tenor, and Toots Thielemans on harmonica – all mostly in small group mode, on arrangements from Alf Clausen. There's a few more modern touches on the keyboards, but the rest of the presentation is classic all the way – and Greco's got a sensitivity here, especially on the ballads, that we wouldn't expect. Titles include some instrumentals by Clausen – including "Two Of A Kind", "The Magic Of It All", "Loving Her", "Maddie's Blues", and "Good Buddies" – plus the titles "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", and "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the Bushwick Philharmonic – a small ensemble of strings who really help elevate the music to classic status! If you're worried that the strings might soften the sound, the very first note of the record will put your mind at rest – as will the heavy drums that mark just about every track, and keep things hard and funky throughout. If anyone ever doubted that the Daptone label was our modern equivalent of Stax Records or Atlantic, this will certainly be the set to change their mind – and will also stand forever as a bittersweet reminder of all the greatness that Sharon Jones gave us over the years. Titles include "Searching For A New Day", "Rumors", "Matter Of Time", "Sail On", "Just Give Me Your Time", "Come & Be A Winner", "Call On God", and "These Tears". CD
 
 
 



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