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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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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Nicholas CarrasDate Bait (red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD & zine) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1960. New Copy ... $18.99 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 CarrasDoll Squad (green vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A sexy little film, with a sexy little soundtrack to match – just the right blend of funk and crime modes you'd expect for a movie that was a precursor to Charlie's Angels! The Doll Squad were a lot trashier, though – and it really shows in some of the music here, which has a great early 70s exploitation vibe at times, and some surprisingly nice jazz currents at others – much more in the vein of some hip Italian work of the period, especially with the instrumentation. Most numbers are quite short, but the set features lots of these cool cuts coming together nicely, with a bit of dialog too – and the set includes the vocal number "Song For Sabrina" – plus "Jealous Lady", "Doll Squad Theme", "Big Boom", "Double Trouble", "The Big Switch", and "Freedom Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus DVD of the entire movie!)

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Larry Cartell/Nicholas CarrasGirl In Gold Boots – Original Soundtrack (gold vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Glenolden/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A very groovy soundtrack to a very groovy movie – a near-lost 60s exploitation flick that's got it all – biker gangs, go-go girls, and lots of mod rocking numbers to really fit the scene! The album's got a fair bit of straight 60s rock numbers – the kind of offbeat tunes you'd hear on some of those excellent AIP soundtracks from the same time – with vocals from Larry Cartell, and a mix of modes that moves between upbeat go-go tracks and moodier blue-tinged numbers – blended both with some larger arrangements that are in a more familiar soundtrack style, done by Nicholas Carras – and a few bits of dialog from the film – which spices things up in a very cool way! Titles include "Girl In Gold Boots", "Sin", "Knockin Boots", "My Carless Heart", "Everything I Touch Turned To Gold", "Do You want To Laugh Or Cry", "That's The Fool In Me", and "Jimmy's Girl". Very cool package – great graphics, and a bonus DVD of the film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on gold vinyl and with bonus DVD of the entire movie!)

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CradleHistory (colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Overlooked genius from this all-female group at the end of the 60s – a combo that features Quatro Sisters Patti, Suzi, and Nancy – serving up an unusual brew of offbeat numbers and some more hard-rocking tracks that point the way towards their greater fame! There's a really freewheeling vibe to the record – not girl rockers trying to beat the boys, but instead an open-minded approach that's brimming over with new ideas and a freshness of sound that echoes with some occasional artier inspirations we never would have expected – maybe a dose of that special Detroit energy that was so mind-expanding at the time! Titles include "Heat", "See The Two", "Peter Porno", "Funny Man", "Last Laugh", "Dream", "Man Is A Man", and "Living Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
(45rpm colored vinyl pressing!)

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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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KennelmusFolkstone Prism ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great, really obscure album from the Phoenix scene at the start of the 70s – one of those underground records that's always touted by deep psych collectors – but a set that also has a lot more going on as well! Kennelmus aren't just some tripped-out guys exploring the range of their guitar skills in the studio – as there's a much more expansive, almost cinematic quality to this record – almost as if all the late 50s Arizona studio experiments had blossomed out through a whole inspiration through the 60s – to come up with this incredible blend of eerie guitar parts, subtle sonic elements, and occasional moody vocals – very out of time, and almost more a first chapter to some of the psych explorations of the 80s Brit scene. Titles include "The Raven", "Dancing Doris", "Black Sunshine", "Think For Yourself", "The Bug The Goat & The Hearse", "Shapes Of Sleep", "Mother Of My Children", "Sylvan shores", and "Goodbye Pamela Ann". CD

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Lothar & The Hand PeopleMachines – Amherst 1969 (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
The first-ever live release of material from this really fantastic group – a long-haired space rock combo whose leader Lothar was a Moog! The group are a harder-edged psych combo at the core – but spacier touches from Lothar really open up their sound – and although their classic Capitol debut is an undisputed classic, there's a raw edge to this live performance that really expands our understanding of the group – almost more Detroit than we might have expected! Titles include "Machines", "Comic Strip", "What Grows On Your Head", "It Comes On Anyhow", "Today Is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow", and "Sdrawkcab". CD
Also available Machines – Amherst 1969 (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99

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Lothar & The Hand PeopleMachines – Amherst 1969 (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy ... $25.99
The first-ever live release of material from this really fantastic group – a long-haired space rock combo whose leader Lothar was a Moog! The group are a harder-edged psych combo at the core – but spacier touches from Lothar really open up their sound – and although their classic Capitol debut is an undisputed classic, there's a raw edge to this live performance that really expands our understanding of the group – almost more Detroit than we might have expected! Titles include "Machines", "Comic Strip", "What Grows On Your Head", "It Comes On Anyhow", "Today Is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow", and "Sdrawkcab". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Machines – Amherst 1969 (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 15.99

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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 ... $14.99 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 ... $9.99 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

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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 ... $18.99 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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Nancy PriddyYou've Come This Way Before ... LP
Dot/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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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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 19.99

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Prime Movers Blues BandPrime Movers Blues Band ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 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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Psychedelic Sex KicksPsychedelic Sex Kicks – Original Soundtrack (white vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Groovy sounds for a somewhat creepy film – an obscure 1967 exploitation documentary about the underground hippie sex scene in San Francisco! The record is almost like a mini-movie in sound – in that it features a narrator describing various scenes in the city's underground, while backed by music that features tabla and sitar, all setting a very psychedelic backdrop! The narration is often upfront and no-nonsense – definitely designed to shock, but also not judging the scene at all – and there's some occasional sound effects, and grunts and groans from the folks onscreen. And if that's not enough, the package also comes with a DVD of the entire film – a very rare b-movie relic that was thought to be lost forever! Titles include "Lysergic Sitar Delusions", "Sitar Sit Ra", "Uptight & Hungup", "LSD The Last Plateau", "A Thin Pad", and "Universe Me Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on white vinyl and includes a bonus DVD of the entire movie!)

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PulsallamaPulsallama ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The only full-length set of work ever issued by Pulsallama – a totally wonderful all-girl group from the early 80s downtown scene in New York – best known for their one great single on Y Records! Pulsallama have a highly percussive approach, and a fair bit of bass as well – kind of following on a legacy that might include The Slits, ESG, and Bow Wow Wow, with a touch of the aggro of Au Pairs – although Pulsallama also have a more spontaneous, collaborative vibe – very much the kind of overbursting energy that you might guess from their name! The group are also noteworthy as the early home of singer/artist Ann Magnuson – although Ann's not on this set of tracks, which include "Ulsapay Amallay", "The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body", "Rhythm Method", "Temple Of The Sun", "Oui Oui", and "Ungawa Part 2". CD
Also available Pulsallama (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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PulsallamaPulsallama (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1983. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
The only full-length set of work ever issued by Pulsallama – a totally wonderful all-girl group from the early 80s downtown scene in New York – best known for their one great single on Y Records! Pulsallama have a highly percussive approach, and a fair bit of bass as well – kind of following on a legacy that might include The Slits, ESG, and Bow Wow Wow, with a touch of the aggro of Au Pairs – although Pulsallama also have a more spontaneous, collaborative vibe – very much the kind of overbursting energy that you might guess from their name! The group are also noteworthy as the early home of singer/artist Ann Magnuson – although Ann's not on this set of tracks, which include "Ulsapay Amallay", "The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body", "Rhythm Method", "Temple Of The Sun", "Oui Oui", and "Ungawa Part 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing!)
Also available Pulsallama ... CD 11.99

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first stepping from straighter modes to more adventurous music – which means that the tracks here have maybe a stronger relationship to familiar jazz styles than the more avant Arkestra work, yet are still filled with plenty of originality and the kind of elements that always made the group so wonderful! Ra plays a fair bit of organ, using the instrument in soul jazz ways at a few points, which is really great, alongside work on piano and electronics – and the group also features John Gilmore on tenor, Marshal Allen on alto and flute, Danny Ray Thompson on baritone, Walter Miller on trumpet, and Tyrone Hill on trombone. June Tyson joins the group for a small bit of vocals – and overall, the session almost feels like a rough take on territory that the Arkestra would explore in the second half of the 80s, particularly on their European tours. Titles include "Celestial Love", "Blue Intensity", "Interstellarism", "Nameless One 2", "Sophisticated Lady", "Smile", and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – plus the track "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which was not on the original Saturn album. CD
Also available Celestial Love (with bonus track) ... LP 23.99

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first stepping from straighter modes to more adventurous music – which means that the tracks here have maybe a stronger relationship to familiar jazz styles than the more avant Arkestra work, yet are still filled with plenty of originality and the kind of elements that always made the group so wonderful! Ra plays a fair bit of organ, using the instrument in soul jazz ways at a few points, which is really great, alongside work on piano and electronics – and the group also features John Gilmore on tenor, Marshal Allen on alto and flute, Danny Ray Thompson on baritone, Walter Miller on trumpet, and Tyrone Hill on trombone. June Tyson joins the group for a small bit of vocals – and overall, the session almost feels like a rough take on territory that the Arkestra would explore in the second half of the 80s, particularly on their European tours. Titles include "Celestial Love", "Blue Intensity", "Interstellarism", "Nameless One 2", "Sophisticated Lady", "Smile", and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – plus the track "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which was not on the original Saturn album. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Celestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 35.99
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
(On colored vinyl!)

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Sun RaExotica ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 24.98
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 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 RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
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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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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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba – instruments used in a way that's surprisingly different than any sort of brass band modes – leaner, and even more on the rhythm – with some odd sort of fuzz in there somewhere that we can't place at all, but which definitely helps bring about a classic Stooges mode – as does some of the vocal phrasing through one of the horns – not singing, mind you, but this weird sort of replacement! Titles include "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "TV Eye", "No Fun", "Down On The Street", "Scene Of The Crime/Death Trip", "Not Right", and "We Will Fall". CD
Also available Ridiculous Trio Plays The Stooges (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba – instruments used in a way that's surprisingly different than any sort of brass band modes – leaner, and even more on the rhythm – with some odd sort of fuzz in there somewhere that we can't place at all, but which definitely helps bring about a classic Stooges mode – as does some of the vocal phrasing through one of the horns – not singing, mind you, but this weird sort of replacement! Titles include "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "TV Eye", "No Fun", "Down On The Street", "Scene Of The Crime/Death Trip", "Not Right", and "We Will Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on opaque yellow vinyl!)
Also available Ridiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD 13.99

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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 ... $25.99
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
(In a hardbound style book!)

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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

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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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VariousMore Oar – A Tribute To Skip Spence (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 37.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – pressed at Third Man!)

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VariousSomething Weird – Spook Show Spectacular A Go-Go (green vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... On November 13, 2020
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! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Something Weird – Spook Show Spectacular A Go-Go (with bonus DVD) ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ VariousSomething Weird – Spook Show Spectacular A Go-Go (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
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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✨✧ VariousStrut My Stuff – Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ CradleHistory (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from this all-female group at the end of the 60s – a combo that features Quatro Sisters Patti, Suzi, and Nancy – serving up an unusual brew of offbeat numbers and some more hard-rocking tracks that point the way towards their greater fame! There's a really freewheeling vibe to the record – not girl rockers trying to beat the boys, but instead an open-minded approach that's brimming over with new ideas and a freshness of sound that echoes with some occasional artier inspirations we never would have expected – maybe a dose of that special Detroit energy that was so mind-expanding at the time! Titles include "Heat", "See The Two", "Peter Porno", "Funny Man", "Last Laugh", "Dream", "Man Is A Man", and "Living Machine". CD

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✨✧ Feminine ComplexLivin' Love (expanded 2LP pink vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Athena/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There were plenty of girl garage groups in the 60s – but the Feminine Complex have gone onto legendary status over the years – thanks in part to their ability to put together songs that really knock things out of the park! The music often has a quality that's almost ripe for mixing up for more commercial modes by a bigger label – but it's the earnest, honest vibe of the more stripped-down presentation that really adds a lot of charm – as the group mix together well-chosen mellow moments with harder rocking numbers – completely winning all the way through. Titles include "Run That Thru Your Mind", "Six O'Clock In The Morning", "Hide & Seek", "Now I Need You", "I Won't Run", "Time Slips By", "I've Been Workin On You", and "I Don't Want Another Man". 2LP set features lots of bonus material – including "A Summer Morning", "The Warmth Of Your Smile", "Is This A Dream", "Movin", "Hold Me", "Now I Care", "Love Love Love", and some demo tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl appearance of all the tracks on the bonus LP!)

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✨✧ Feminine ComplexLivin' Love (with bonus tracks) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Athena/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There were plenty of girl garage groups in the 60s – but the Feminine Complex have gone onto legendary status over the years – thanks in part to their ability to put together songs that really knock things out of the park! The music often has a quality that's almost ripe for mixing up for more commercial modes by a bigger label – but it's the earnest, honest vibe of the more stripped-down presentation that really adds a lot of charm – as the group mix together well-chosen mellow moments with harder rocking numbers – completely winning all the way through. Titles include "Run That Thru Your Mind", "Six O'Clock In The Morning", "Hide & Seek", "Now I Need You", "I Won't Run", "Time Slips By", "I've Been Workin On You", and "I Don't Want Another Man". CD set features lots of bonus material – including "A Summer Morning", "The Warmth Of Your Smile", "Is This A Dream", "Movin", "Hold Me", "Now I Care", "Love Love Love", and some demo tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 ... Temporarily 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 RaCrystal Spears (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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!)

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✨✧ Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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". CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Cymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ Psychedelic Sex KicksPsychedelic Sex Kicks – Original Soundtrack (CD & DVD set) ... CD
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
Groovy sounds for a somewhat creepy film – an obscure 1967 exploitation documentary about the underground hippie sex scene in San Francisco! The record is almost like a mini-movie in sound – in that it features a narrator describing various scenes in the city's underground, while backed by music that features tabla and sitar, all setting a very psychedelic backdrop! The narration is often upfront and no-nonsense – definitely designed to shock, but also not judging the scene at all – and there's some occasional sound effects, and grunts and groans from the folks onscreen. And if that's not enough, the package also comes with a DVD of the entire film – a very rare b-movie relic that was thought to be lost forever! Titles include "Lysergic Sitar Delusions", "Sitar Sit Ra", "Uptight & Hungup", "LSD The Last Plateau", "A Thin Pad", and "Universe Me Now". CD
(Includes the DVD of the entire film!)
Also available Psychedelic Sex Kicks – Original Soundtrack (white vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ CyrkleMinx – Original Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks & DVD) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ KennelmusFolkstone Prism ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great, really obscure album from the Phoenix scene at the start of the 70s – one of those underground records that's always touted by deep psych collectors – but a set that also has a lot more going on as well! Kennelmus aren't just some tripped-out guys exploring the range of their guitar skills in the studio – as there's a much more expansive, almost cinematic quality to this record – almost as if all the late 50s Arizona studio experiments had blossomed out through a whole inspiration through the 60s – to come up with this incredible blend of eerie guitar parts, subtle sonic elements, and occasional moody vocals – very out of time, and almost more a first chapter to some of the psych explorations of the 80s Brit scene. Titles include "The Raven", "Dancing Doris", "Black Sunshine", "Think For Yourself", "The Bug The Goat & The Hearse", "Shapes Of Sleep", "Mother Of My Children", "Sylvan shores", and "Goodbye Pamela Ann". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Folkstone Prism ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Sun RaCrystal Spears ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasMissle To The Moon (red vinyl pressing – with poster) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Rod McKuenBeatsville (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hi Fi/Modern Harmonic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums we've ever seen from Rod McKuen – the poet who helped move mainstream America into hipper territory with a range of recorded works during the 60s – but heard here in a mode that's a lot more beatnik overall! Rod's raspy voice is great for these simple poems – maybe more of a budget version of the North Beach/City Lights world – but not bad overall, and backed with light instrumentation from Howard Hietmeyer on guitar, Paul Gray on bass, and Buddy Collette on flute. A nice mix of jazz and spoken material, and a bit more easygoing than some of the Fantasy Records efforts of a similar nature – with titles that include "Bearded Ladies", "Back To Sausalito", "Joue", "No Pictures Please", "A Gallery Of Assorted Beats", "Like What Is A Fabian", and "Co-Existence Bagel Shop Blues". 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage ArkestraSongs From The Sun Ra Cosmos (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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!)
 
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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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Yoriyuki HaradaMiu (plus bonus track) ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1981. Used ... $16.99
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
(Out of print, 2015 pressing.)

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VariousL'Age D'Or Du Jazz Belge 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A deep dive into the golden age of jazz in Belgium – that amazing postwar stretch when the nation was offering up some of the grooviest modern jazz on the continent – and also sharing a number of styles and players with the Parisian scene too! The package is nicely focused – and unlike some of the other many-artist 3CD sets on Fremeaux, this one focuses on work from a few core players – including the fantastic vibist Fats Sadi, alto saxophonist Jacques Pelzer, tenorist Jack Sels, tenor and flute player Bobby Jaspar, guitarist Rene Thomas, and harmonica wizard Toots Thielemans – each of whom get a good number of tracks apiece on the very long collection! We're most excited about the Fats Sadi material – but there's also rare gems from all of the others, mostly pulled from European-only LP and 45rpm releases. 62 tracks in all – and detailed notes in French and English! CD

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✨✧ Miles Davis & John ColtraneFinal Tour – Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ DelegationDelegation ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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