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Music BoxSongs Of Sunshine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Music Box have a nicely different vibe here – a style that some might peg as folk rock, given the acoustic instrumentation – but served up at a level that's very different than similar styles from some of their own UK contemporaries! The group are a trio, without any drums in the lineup – just guitars, a bit of percussion, and small use of recorder, organ, and glockenspiel – yet there's an unusual edge in the instrumentation, both in the guitar notes and the vocals from Rob and Colin Armstrong, both singers who are very different in tone than some of the warmer Brit folk singers of the period. The group also seem to have a bit of influence from the bluesier side of the spectrum – although the music is not blues rock at all, nor is in the more ancient style of folk from early 70s UK groups – all very original, with titles that include "Songs Of Sunshine", "Caillavie", "Harmonium Joe", "Calico Shoeshine Boy", and "The Happy King". CD

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Chick CoreaMusic Forever & Beyond – The Selected Works Of Chick Corea 1964 to 1996 (5CD box set) ... CD
GRP, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 5 CDs ... $59.99
Music from Chick Corea, Blue Mitchell, Return To Forever, Circle, The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band, The Chick Corea Elektric Band II, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, Gary Burton and Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, Miles Davis, and the Chick Corea Quartet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Various50 Years Of Film Music – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recordings Of The Great Songs & Scores From Warner Brothers (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Warner, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $7.99
Includes selections from scores by Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Alex North, and Dimitri Tiomkin, plus 30s Broadway showtunes, and performances by Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Include the booklet and printed inner sleeves. Cover has some aging and light wear.)

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✨✧ Lee WileyLee Wiley Sings The Songs Of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart & Harold Arlen – The 1940 Music Box & The 1943 Schirmer Recordings ... CD
Audiophile, 1940/1943. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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✨✧ VariousBang The Box – The Lost Story Of AKA Dance Music Chicago 1987 to 1988 ... LP
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Bang the box – a classic battle cry from the glory days of Chicago house – summed up here perfectly with a stack of tracks from the short-lived AKA Music label! The package follows strongly in the mode of Still Music's Kill Yourself Dancing set – and like that one, it offers up a really great look at a tiny label from the Windy City club scene – an imprint who cut some key tracks that barely made it out of the midwest, but which really helped to shape the house-heavy rhythms that went onto inspire countless artists in years to come! AKA only issued records for two short years in the mid 80s – but they really helped push some of the leaner, cleaner Chicago house modes that were bursting into the limelight in the acid years – those cool keyboards and dark beats that still stand out as some of the best elements from the classic years. The notes do a great job of telling the story from the perspective of the clubs and the streets – and titles include "Rock It" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, "Bang The Box (bang the house mix)" by Matt Warren, "Take Me Higher (ultimate acid mix" by Nexus 6, "Lost In The World" by Michaelangelo, "The Music's Got Me (club mix)" by Team, "Pleasure Dome (house mix)" by Modern Mechanical Music, "Don't Bring Back Memories" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, and "Alternative House" by Michaelangelo. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marco RosalesCanta Conmigo – Sing With Me (box with book) ... LP
Music Minus One, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice little set of Latin jazz instrumentals – arranged by Rosales for the Music Minus One series – which in this case, is "singer minus one"! The tunes were recorded ostensibly for a singer to practice with – but they stand up plenty nicely on their own, thanks to a crack lineup that includes Victor Paz on trumpet, Bill Watrous on trombone, Charlie Palmieri on piano and bongos, Hal McKusick on flute, Tito Puente on timbales, and Bobby Rodriguez on bass. Titles include "Oye Como Va", "Frenesi", "Without You", "Perfida", "Amor", "The Girl From Ipanema", and "Amapola". LP, Vinyl record album
(Box set with a cool booklet too – featuring Spanish and English lyrics to the tunes, plus sheet music! Cover has name in marker, box is in super shape!)

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✨✧ VariousKrautrock & Progressive (6CD box set) ... CD
Music Brokers (Mexico), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. Used 6CD box set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Steve Hackett, Giles, Giles & Fripp, Anthony Phillips, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, GTR, Dave Greenslade, Stackridge, Robert Wyatt, Gong, Van Der Graaf Generator, Fission Trip, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Audience, David Bedford, Third Ear Band, Ginger Baker, Slapp Happy, Hawkwind, Birth Control, Atlantis, Embryo, Cosmic Jockers, Mogul Thrash, Anima, Blonde On Blonde, and more! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Maurice JarreWeek End A Zuydcoote ... CD
Music Box (France), 1964. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
Maurice Jarre is no stranger to a military soundtrack, but his work here is nicely different than the rest – maybe in part because the movie's a creative effort from director Henri Verneuil, with Jean-Paul Belmondo in the lead! There's some nice currents of whimsy and sentiment mixed in with the more serious dramatic numbers – and at times, the are some nicely fresh uses of familiar instruments, especially piano – in ways that make for a score that's full of a lot more surprises than you'd expect! CD features 26 tracks in all – and titles include "Dimanche Matin", "Les Rescapes", "Retour A La Ville", "Hopital De Fortune", "Embarcation Office", "Helen Et John", and "Mort De Maillat". CD

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Ennio MorriconeLe Serpent (Il Serpente) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Music Box (France), 1972. New Copy ... $26.99 34.99
A groovy soundtrack to a film we'd love to see – an obscure thriller that starred Henry Fonda and Yul Brynner – and which, like most of the Morricone-scored films of the period, has dropped from cinematic history, even though the wonderful soundtrack lives on! The style of the music runs between the two poles of work from Morricone at the time – with some cuts that are spare, quiet, and very pretty, and others that are fuller, more turgid, and filled with the kind of jagged touches that can make his soundtracks incredibly dark. The main theme – "Il Serpente" – is offered in two great versions, one spare and pretty, the other a bit more driving, but still pretty darn groovy. Other tracks include "Canzone Lontana", "Nadine", "Orazione", "Tema Per Una Donna Sola", and "Parata Militare". This great CD edition features 13 more bonus tracks – which makes for a whopping 72 minutes of music! CD

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Philippe SardeLa Maison Assassinee/Allons Z'Enfants/L'Honneur D'Un Capitaine ... CD
Music Box (France), 1981/1982/1988. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
Three different military soundtracks from Philippe Sarde – all brought together here in a single set! La Maison Assassinee is the latest of the three – and has this wonderful quality that resonates strongly with some of Sarde's best orchestral work of the 70s – almost sentimental at times, with this beautiful blend of strings and woodwinds – hardly what you'd guess from the title! Next is his work for Allons Z'Enfants – an orchestral score that has richer, more lush moments – really bringing out the more symphonic elements in Sarde's skills, as he works with orchestrations from Peter Knight, who really knows how to bring in some fuller brass passages, but in a way that's never too clunky or hamfisted, so that they slide right in with the strings. Knight also handled the orchestrations on L'Honneur D'Un Capitaine, but the music has a very different feel – more solitary at times, although still orchestral – with these currents of thoughtfulness, of the sort that made Sarde's work of the 70s so wonderfully striking. CD features 25 tracks in all – and notes in French and English. CD

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Philippe SardeLe Choc/Les Siens De Glace ... CD
Music Box (France), 1974/1982. New Copy ... $26.99 33.99
Two different soundtracks for films with Alain Delon in the lead – an actor who always seems to work with great music on his movies! First up is Le Choc – a set that has fuller orchestrations penned by Philppe Sarde, but handled by UK maestro Peter Knight – who you might know from late 60s Fontana Records productions – all capped with these great saxophone solos from Wayne Shorter! Shorter's a surprise for the record – he wasn't doing much work like this at the time – and he really adds a lot to the tunes, which include "Coup De Foudre", "Tendresse", "Le Charme", "Le Danger", "La Joie", "L'Amour", and "Commando Schroeder". Next is Les Siens De Glace – a great Georges Lautner film from 1974, with a score that has Sarde exploring some of the darker sides of his talents! The score has a bit of wordless vocals that are nice and creepy, and some very strong violin solos from Hubert Rostaing – which break out in a variety of moody ways, over titles that include "Trauma", "Reverie", "Malaise", "Obsession", "Regrets", "Agression", "Cauchemar", and "Trouble". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg & Jean Claude VannierLes Chemins De Katmandou/Paris N'Existe Pas/La Bete Noire ... CD
Music Box (France), 1969/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great soundtrack work from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – working here instrumentally alongside Jean Claude Vannier – the musical partner who helped Serge sound so funky at the end of the 60s! The set begins with 10 tracks from Les Chemins De Katmandou – a lost chapter in the legendary legacy of music from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – the pair who created Serge's fantastic Melody Nelson album, and also did the funky soundtracks for the films Cannabis, La Horse, and Sex Shop! This set is every bit as groovy as those classics, but has been lost for years – because the master tapes were reportedly lost, and have only just recently been discovered – which makes the whole thing a 21st Century treasure from these two 60s maestros! The music is great – funky at times, jazzy at others – with elements that include tablas and sitar, funky bass, fuzzy guitar, heavy drums, and sweet clavinet – all used with that mindblowing melange that Vannier could cook up in the studio – so that even some of the familiar elements come out sounding very fresh and new. The film was also issued under the names Road To Kathmandu and The Pleasure Pit – and titles include "Overdose", "Flower Child", "The Pleasure Pit", "Cache Cache", "Fallen Rainbow", and the tune "Colin Maillard" – a great funky number! Next is Serge and Jean Claude working together again on Paris N'Existe Pas from the same year of 1969 – soundtrack material that's got a moodier vibe overall, with some really nice currents of offbeat sonic elements that come into play with the really catchy theme of the film! Tunes are all relatively short, and work together as a nice nine part suite of tracks! Last up is the later soundtrack for La Bete Noire, scored by Vannier alone in 1983 – very different work than usual from the arranger/composer – not a slinky sexy soundtrack, but instead an all-acoustic set that features some fantastic jazzy touches – including work from saxophonist Philippe Mate, and vibes and percussion from Bernard Lubat! The set features lots of piano, percussion, and very driving solos from Mate – and the main theme which almost feels like a Nino Rota melody for Fellini! CD
 
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Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain BoysKing Of Country Music – The Complete Foundational Recordings – 1936 to 1951 (9CD & DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 9CDs & DVD ... $299.99 399.99
Seminal work by one of the first big figures in country music – the great Roy Acuff, whose early material was the second force putting the sound on the map after the work of Jimmie Rodgers! Roy was one of the greatest stars of the early years – a hell of a singer, an important composer, and a tireless performer who criss-crossed the south constantly – helping the music to spread and grow, and sparking countless careers along the way! This package is the first to really do justice to these important early years of Acuff – much more so than any of the public domain packages on the market – as the whole thing's handled with the Bear Family sense of completeness – which means that the 9CD box features a whopping 226 songs, recorded for the Vocalion, Arc, and Columbia labels between 1936 and 1951 – all packaged with a massive 184 page hardcover book, filled with new biography information, session notes, an a newly-done discography – plus a fantastic amount of rare photos and illustrations. The set also features a bonus DVD, which features the 1940 Grand Ole Opry film – which includes work by Acuff and Uncle Dave Macon. The set even includes a rare 1948 instrumental album by The Smokey Mountain Boys too! CD

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David BowieBrilliant Adventure – 1992 to 2001 (11CD box set) ... CD
Parlophone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 11CD ... On November 26, 2021 (delayed)
A big journey through the surprisingly rich 90s run of music from David Bowie – a package that includes five full albums – the well-remembered Buddha Of Suburbia, plus Black Tie White Noise, Hours, Earthling, and 1.Outside – plus the unreleased album from 2001, Toy! There's also an expanded 20 track BBC Radio Theater Live album from 2000 – but maybe best of all is the 3CDs worth of exclusive material to this package – titled Re:Call 5! The Re:Call 5 CDs feature dozens of tracks that include exclusive single cuts, remixes, duets, and soundtrack material – plus other unusual titles too – and the set features a huge booklet of notes with rare photos, memorabilia, and new essays from Nile Rodgers, Brian Eno, and others. CD

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet (limited edition box set with bonus EP, slipmat & book) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $44.99 47.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – in that there's some cuts here that were singles, mixed with unissued songs that really show Bradley on top of his game – working strongly with the Menehan Street Band at a level that really has us wanting more! Some of these tunes have a sharply righteous vibe – maybe even more edge than before from Charles – which makes the whole thing not just a completely essential addition to his catalog, but also a way of pointing towards a future that might have been. Titles include "Can't Fight The Feeling", "Luv Jones", "I Feel A Change", "Black Velvet", "Fly Little Girl", "Victim Of Love (electric version)", "Slip Away", and "Heart Of Gold". This version features a heavy velvet box, a business card, a black velvet slipmat, a photo book, inner sleeves – and a bonus EP, with the five bonus tracks "Message From Charles", plus stripped-down mixes of "Loving You Baby", "How Long", "Strictly Reserved For You", and "The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – with bonus EP, "Black Velvet" slipmack, business card, book and download – all in a black velvet covered box!)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue – 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2CDs + LP + DVD box set) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used Box Set ... $79.99 109.98
A massive package that's a stunning tribute to Kind Of Blue – served up in one of the most comprehensive album reissues we've ever seen! The core record is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". Yet the reissue package takes things even further – with a high-quality vinyl version of the album, and 2CDs worth of music, with 21 tracks in all – including some alternate takes and rare studio bits too! The whole thing comes with a beautiful booklet, filled with photos and other inserts – and there's also a DVD too – one that features the 81 minute film "Celebrating A Masterpiece – Kind Of Blue". CD
(Includes all extras except the poster. Vinyl is VG+ condition. Box has light wear.)

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.99
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 2CD box set edition is amazing – coming in a heavy-duty box with each disc in an oversized gatefold style sleeve – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes a nice booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. CD
Also available 24 24 Music ... LP 19.99

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Serge GainsbourgIntegrale (limited edition 20CD box set plus 48-page book) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 20CDs & Book ... $139.99 149.99
An amazing collection of work from Serge Gainsbourg – a set that definitely lives up to the "integrale" promise in the title, as it includes every single album he ever recorded, plus loads more singles and rare bits too – all packaged in a really lavish set! Even if you've got an album or two by Serge at home – or even more than that – there's plenty here to love, as the set's overflowing with goodness – material that runs from his early work in a mixture of jazz and Latin, to his playful 60s pop, to the kind of sexy, slinky, funky sounds he's become legendary for as the 70s moved in! The album features 16 CDs of the classic original albums – nearly all of which include bonus tracks – a CD of singles & duets (1975 to 1986), a CD of television and radio recordings (1957 to 1974), a CD of songs for films, and a CD of instrumental film music – plus large book, with 48 pages of notes and images to hold the whole thing together! The original albums include Du Chant A La Une, No 2, L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg, No 4, Confidentiel, Gainsbourg Percussions, Initials BB, Jane Birkin E Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire De Melody Nelson, Vu De L'Exterieur, Rock Around The Bunker, L'Homme A Tete De Chou, Aux Armes Et Caetera, Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles, Love On The Beat, and You're Under Arrest. The 4 addition CD adds dozens of far reaching, Serge greatness – and the whole thing includes 271 tracks in all! Even includes exclusive tracks – such as "Parce Que", "Les Play Boys", and "J'Entends Siffler Le Train". CD

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Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne (3LP Box Set) ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $24.99
Sublime solo piano – from that early 70s moment when Keith Jarrett was not only finding a whole new voice for himself, but also creating a whole new format in music! The tracks here are all long, live, solo improvisations – played by Jarrett at a level that's unbridled, but never totally free jazz – full of spirit and imagination, and always with this sense of tunefulness that's maybe even more impressive than if he was playing in a noisier way! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the ECM inner sleeves. Box has some edge wear, a tear in the top edge, and is pushed in a bit at the front panel.)

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album

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Osamu KitajimaEarly Years (Shinchugoku/Benzaiten/Osamu/Masterless Samurai/Dragon King) (blue box 5CD set) ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $69.99 84.99
A special box set that collects all the key early albums from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – including a few rock moments too! First up is Shinchugoku – the earliest album we've ever seen from legendary guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a set that's a bit more pastoral and down to earth, as you might guess from its cover image! The work is a mellow take on folksy psych modes – electric and acoustic guitars mixed together on a set of songs that are hauntingly tuneful, with these evocative lyrics in Japanese that really fit the melodies – and which somehow have an appeal that goes way beyond the boundaries of language, thanks to a style that's expressive, but never overdone. A few tunes are a bit harder rocking, but the record's a pretty laidback affair overall – and titles include "Inchunfa", "Ronshuiko", "Tohoko", "Ketsumazuitemo", "Takai Takai Koanryo", and "Hyakusho Wa Tanoshi". Next is Benzaiten – a really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and even the biwa – a Japanese style of lute, which appears to be electrified on the record. There's also work on hayashi-bue, narimono, and shakuhachi – other Japanese instruments folded into the album's mix of fuzz and keyboards – which are often used sparely, but in ways that bring a nicely psychedelic vibe to the album at times. Osamu vocalizes a bit – but mostly in ways that just go along with the music – and titles include "Benzaiten", "Tengu", "Whoma", and "Taiyo". The Osamu album follows – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The set was recorded in LA, and definitely has some warm Cali fusion elements – but Osamu also still hangs on to some "eastern" flavor with his own instrumentation – which is echoed by a bit of shakuhachi and nohkan by Tatsuya Sano. There's vocals on a few tracks, but they don't get in the way much, and with the cool banks of keyboards and nice drums, you hardly notice them at all! Sweet and breezy – in the best Japanese 70s fusion mode – and with tracks that include "Frost Flowers", "Elemental Spirits", and "Fur, Fin & Feather". Minnie Riperton also sings vocals on the track "Yesterday & Karma"! Masterless Samurai is a record that mixes together LA electric with some folksier elements, in the continuing exploration of cross cultural patterns that drifted across Kitajima's work from this time. The album's got a compelling blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, and features work by players that include Clare Fischer, Victor Feldman, Stix Hooper, John Klemmer, and Bobby Hutcherson. Titles include "Floating Garden", "Wild Monk", "Golden Mean", and "Whoga". Dragon King is a great record from Osamu Kitajima – one of his most soulful ever! The record features some additional production and arrangements by Richard Evans – who takes Osamu's Japanese fusion style, and gives it a sparkling modern soul groove that's perfect for US audiences. In fact, Osamu's frequent use of eastern instrumentation – koto, biwa, and other instruments – works perfectly with the flair for the exotic that Evans always had during his years at Cadet. Includes the smooth stepper "Say You Will" with vocals by Phil Perry and Rena Scott – plus the tracks "Yamame", "Dragon King", "Willow Pattern", and "Share My Love". CD
(In a very cool cloth-covered box!)

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Ennio Morricone/Bruno NicolaiDimensioni Sonore (10LP red vinyl pressing & 10CD box set) ... LP
RCA/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 10LP & 10CD box set ... $499.99 554.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai – a set of rare albums of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of their recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone or Nicolai – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. This amazing package brings together ten full albums of music – five by each composer – all originally issued by Italian RCA, here in their original covers and liner notes – in a special canvas bag designed for the set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – in a new deluxe fabric-covered box, on red vinyl – also includes 10CDs, book, poster and tote bag!)
Also available Dimensioni Sonore (10LP set) ... LP 314.99

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Frank SinatraConcepts (16 CD wooden box set) ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 16 CDs ... $149.99
A treasure trove of wonderful music – a 16 CD box set that features all of Sinatra's albums recorded for Capitol, along with great bonus material! As is well known, Sinatra's Capitol years were his finest – a time when he moved past a simple pop singer into a complicated vocalist with a sense of expression so deep that it lent itself perfectly to the emerging form of the long-playing record. Many of these albums are early "concept" sets by Sinatra, and feature moods and themes that move far beyond simple vocal work – into richly expressive territory that's hardly ever been matched again! Arrangers include Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, and Alex Stordhal – and album titles include Come Fly With Me, Come Swing With Me, Songs For Swingin Lovers, In The Wee Small Hours, Where Are You?, No One Cares, Come Dance With Me, Songs For Young Lovers, Point Of No Return, and even the great instrumental album Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems Of Color! Plus, the set comes with a deluxe hardbound book – 96 pages of notes, photos, and an exclusive essay on Sinatra by Will Friedwald. All albums digitally remastered, and the overall package is wonderful! CD
(Out of print, box has some light wear but is in overall great shape.)

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Steely DanCitizen Steely Dan – 1972 to 1980 (4CD box set) ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
The complete initial run of Steely Dan – every single early album – plus "FM" too – a song that was not on any of their records. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Outer box has some light wear. 40 page booklet included!)

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TemptationsEmperors Of Soul (5CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 5 CDs ... $34.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Ken VandermarkResonance (10CD box set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2009. New Copy 10 CDs ... $99.99 149.99
Amazing music from reedman Ken Vandermark – 10 CDs' worth of music, recorded over a week's visit to Poland and The Ukraine in 2007! The package is surprisingly rich – not just sounds recorded for the sake of copious content, but a really diverse batch of music that has us more impressed than ever at Vandermark's ability to really play over a range of different styles of expression. Plus, the set demonstrates that his ability to lead larger groups of players is sharper than ever – as Vandermark interacts here with a shifting set of musicians that include some hometown favorites from Chicago, plus overseas talents as well – a lineup that includes Steve Swell on trombone, Dave Rempis on tenor and alto, Yuriy Yaremchuk on tenor and soprano, Mikolaj Trzaska on alto sax and bass clarinet, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Mark Tokar on bass, and both Tim Daisy and Michael Zerang on drums and percussion. The set captures the performances in their entirety – and the groupings shift throughout – a variety of small combos, plus some larger ensemble work as well. Brilliant stuff – and more proof that Vandermark's one of the most important jazzmen of our generation! CD

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WhoThirty Years Of Maximum R&B (4CD box set) ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Box has some light wear. Large booklet included!)

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VariousAfrica – 50 Years Of Music 1960 to 2010 (limited edition 5LP set) ... LP
Sterns/Discograph (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010. Near Mint- 5LPs ... $79.99
A sprawling, diverse box set of African music from the 60s to the 00s – covering many regions and styles – celebrating 50 years of music! The 5LP version features music from all over the continent – Benin, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mali, Angola, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroun, Tchad and elsewhere. Music from the late 50s to mid 00s by ET Mehsah, Geraldo Pino, Orchestra Baobab, Salif Keita, Konono No 1, Letta Mbulu, Thomas Mapfumo, Mulatu, Bebe Manga and many more. 30 tracks on 5LPs – many of which have never been reissued, or issued at all on vinyl before now. "Ghana Freedom" by ET Mensah, "Heavy Heavy Heavy" by Geraldo Pino, "Yay Boy" by Africando, "Mandjou" by Salif Keita, "Welele" by Letta Mbulu, "Shumba" by Thomas Mapfumo, "Yegelle Tezeta" by Mulatu, "Ami O" by Bebe Manga, "Paradiso" by Konono No 1 and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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VariousBox Of Pinups – British Sounds Of 1965 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1965. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A fantastic collection, and one that really documents the British music scene at a key turning point – a moment when all the groups and singers were really finding a way to leave their own imprint on the sound of rock and pop, while still staying true to some of the American work that inspired their creations! There's so much going on here – a bit of mod, early psych, some R&B tracks, and plenty more music that really points the way towards the massive changes to come – many of which would later be done by artists who are very young here, but already setting themselves apart from the pack! The set features a few big hits, but also plenty of overlooked gems as well – really digging deep into the time period, at the level that we've really come to love from other collections of this nature on the Grapefruit label. There's a massive 92 tracks on 3CDs – with work by The Primitives, Roulettes, David John & The Mood, The Carnaby, Eccentrics, In Crowd, Sorrows, Clique, Action, Boy's Blue, Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, Pretty Things, Wheels, Lulu & the Luvvers, Eyes, Hi-Numbers, Searchers, Vashti, The Shots, Beatstalkers, The Mark Four, Syndicate, and many others! CD

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VariousDeutsche Elektronische Musik 2 – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Musik 1971 to 1983 (4LP box set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LPs ... $109.99 115.99
An amazing collection of electronic music from the German scene of the 70s – easily one of the most exciting, innovative musical worlds of the past century! There was really something special going on in Germany at the time – a confluence of hippie rockers, serious proggers, urban punks, and academic electronicians – all coming together to completely destroy previous (or current) generic conceptions – and make mindblowing music that's still more revolutionary than most sounds from decades to come! This fab second collection of German electronic rock from Soul Jazz digs even deeper than the first – and features a few famous names mixes with some even more important talents from the underground – all packaged together with the rich notes and historical detail that make their compilations so great. Titles include "Le Jardin" by Rodelius, "A Morning Excuse" by Amon Duul II, "Base & Apex" by Eno, Moebius & Rodelius, "In A Sacred Manner"by Gila, "Himmelblau" by Wolfgang Reichmann, "Co Co Pino" by DAF, "Sun & Moon" by Michael Hoenig, "Emphasis" by Harald Grosskopf, "China" by Electric Sandwich, "Zeebrugge" by Asmus Tietchens, "Krautrock" by Faust, "Gibli" by Niagara, "Electric Day" by You, "Die Weisse Aim" by Sergius Golowin, "Danger Cruising" by Pyrolator, "Sundance Chant" by Gila, and "Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen" by AR & Machines. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 4LP box set – with magazine, art prints and download!)

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really cool collection of work from the surprisingly deep musical well of Garland Records – a Pacific Northwest imprint that's maybe best known for some garagey gems, but who here display a great ability to cut country-tinged records too! The vibe here is a bit Bakersfield, but filtered through some of the country rock modes that were bubbling up on the LA scene too – far from Nashville, with leaner arrangements and strong use of guitar in the lead – served up by a host of obscure Oregon acts who also echo that shifting wave north of country music audiences as Cali was changing in the 60s! The package is as well done as other entries in this series – and titles include "Hard Workin Woman" and "Tippy Toeing" by Cascade Sweethearts, "Since Daddy's Not Around" by Jim Thompson & The Colts, "China Doll" by Geronia Coyle & The G Tones, "Friends Of Mine" by The Heard, "You Aint' Goin Nowhere" by Tyme, "Laura" by Chuck Wray, and "There's A Time & A Place For Everything" by Hubert Averette & The G Tones. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHarry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume 4 (2CD set) ... CD
Folkways, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 2CD & Book ... $34.99
Harry Smith's much revered efforts to compile the deepest early-to-mid 20th Century American folk music resulted in the monumental Anthology Of American Folk Music box set – plus this later volume that didn't make it into the original set or the celebrated reissue – and sadly went unissued at all until 2000! Despite the lack of a commercial release for the set, Volume Four includes a number of tracks that ended up to be just as ingrained in the American folk, blues, and country conciousness as the cuts from its more famous big brother collection – with a bit more of a dip into the blues, gospel and cajun music of the time. 28 tracks on 2CDs – plus a thick, and truly excellent book featuring notes on the artists, photos, illustrations, text and essays by Greil Marcus, John Fahey, Ed Sanders, John Cohen and Dick Spottswood – nearly 100 pages worth! Tracks include "Memphis Shakedown" by the Memphis Jug Band, "Dog And Gun" by Bradley Kinkaid, "Nine Pound Hammer" by the Carter Family, "Packin' Trunk Blues" by Leadbelly, "Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train" by Uncle Dave Macon, "Milk Cow Blues" by John Estes, "The Cockeyed World" by Minnie Wallace, "Ace's Breakdown" by the Four Aces and many more! CD
(Out of print. Paper band not included.)

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VariousHouse Of Hits – History Of House Music (11CD set) ... CD
West Side (UK), Mid 80s. Used 11CD ... $119.99
Massive collection with music from Virgo, Le Noiz, Adonis, Terry Baldwin, Jesse Saunders, Z Factor, M Doc, Fingers Inc, Marshall Jefferson, Reese, Armando, Bou Khan, Blaze, Keynotes, Channel 1, Rhythm Is Rhythm, and more – 118 tracks you'd be hard pressed to find all together, much less on CD. CD
(Out of print. Outer box has some scuffs and bumps, but remains solid except for the lid which has been carefully reattached with tape. CDs themselves are all in great shape. A nice copy of a with mostly cosmetic imperfections.)

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VariousJazz Station Juke Box Hits (4CD set) ... CD
United Audio (Holland), 1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $7.99
Music from Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Johnny Hodges, and more. CD

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VariousKing R&B Box Set (4CD set) ... CD
King, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $21.99 29.99
A really great collection of work from the early years of King Records – music from a time when the Cincinnati label was one of the key forces in helping shape the sound of R&B in the years before soul music – always with a quality level that set them apart from the rest! Sure, plenty of folks know Atlantic Records and Chess, but back at the time of these recordings, King might have had both of them beat – a label with a fantastic ear for the sorts of acts who were turning late swing and jump blues into something leaner and groovier – a range of artists that includes vocal groups, solo singers, and instrumental combos! There's plenty of classics here, but the package digs nicely into the deeper range of King as well – and as a special bonus, there's even a few unusual spoken passages from the legendary label owner, Syd Nathan. The set features 87 tracks in all, a very big booklet of notes, and work by artists who include Smokey Smothers, Bullmoose Jackson, The Dominoes, Johnny Watson, The Charms, Tiny Topsy, Champion Jack Dupree, Mabel Scott, The Midnighters, Wynonie Harris, Lucky Millinder, Roy Brown, Lonnie Johnson, Todd Rhodes, Little Esther, Dave Bartholomew, The Swallows, Roy Byrd, Tiny Bradshaw, Sonny Thompson, The King Pins, Otis Williams & The Charms, The Ravens, Little Willie Littlefield, Hank Ballard, and many others! CD

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VariousMusik Music Musique – 1980 The Dawn Of Synth Pop (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
A great little set that brings together the big bang of electro pop that hit the UK scene at the start of the 80s – work from that moment when previous, more experimental strands of music from the initial post-punk years started cleaning things up, going for hooks, and making some pretty darn catchy music in the process! Yet the work here is also maybe still far from some of the overplayed big hits of a few years later – that key moment when early experimenters were crafting some great tunes, but still not sounding too commercial – and sometimes enticing other artists who didn't always record in this mode to join in on the fun! And if you think you know all the sounds from this time, this box set might give you a big surprise – as there's plenty of work here that we didn't expect – not just more obscure tunes by bigger names, but also some obscure artists who fit right into the groove – all given plenty of coverage in the large booklet of notes. 3CD set features 58 tracks in all - with work by The Passage, Berlin Blondes, Buggles, M, Silicon Teens, Rockets, John Foxx, Science, Fad Gadget, Zeus, OMD, Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls, Dark Day, Der Plan, Kevin Harrison, Japan, Dalek I, Taxi Girl, Systems, Karel Fialka, Nini Raviolette, The Korgis, Alex Fergusson, The Metronomes, Lori & The Chameleons, and others. CD

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VariousWest Coast Jazz Box – An Anthology Of California Jazz (4CD set) ... CD
Contemporary, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
Music from Sonny Criss, Wardell Gray, Shorty Rogers & his Giants, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Chet Baker Quartet, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Lennie Niehaus Quintet, Art Tatum Trio, Buddy Collette Quintet, Red Norvo, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Amy Sextet, Art Pepper, and more. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some light wear. Includes 72 page booklet!)

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirI Shall Wear A Crown (Like A Ship/Do Not Pass Me By Vols 1 & 2/I Found The Answer/Singles & Sermons) (5CD box set) ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous package of work from this overlooked soul and gospel legend – four classic albums, plus other rare material too – all packaged with detailed notes in the wonderful Numero Group style! First up is Like A Ship Without A Sail – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir – a south side ensemble that's filled with genuine spirit and passion, aimed towards lofty ideals – but set up with some deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that keep things razor sharp throughout! The album was supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with other Chess players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch on the sessions too – and the music is filled with raw drums, heavy bass, and lots of great organ lines! Next is Do Not Pass Me By Vol 1 – an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like A Ship album – a strong ear for the best secular elements of the time, which are used liberally in the instrumental backing – to really send home the message in the music! Most tunes really soft-pedal the religion, and instead go for an overall feel that really crosses over to regular soul music. Next is the great second volume of Do Not Pass Me By – like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. I Found The Answer is one of the biggest-circulating albums from this fantastic figure in Chicago gospel – a unique set done for the Gospel Truth subsidiary of Stax Records, but a set served up in the same blend of soul-based inspirations as some of TL Barrett's indie label releases back home in the Windy City! Plus, the package features a full album of Singles & Sermons – rare non-LP material by this seminal figure in both soul and spiritual music. CD

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirI Shall Wear A Crown (Like A Ship/Do Not Pass Me By Vols 1 & 2/I Found The Answer/Singles & Sermons) (5LP box set) ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous package of work from this overlooked soul and gospel legend – four classic albums, plus other rare material too – all packaged with detailed notes in the wonderful Numero Group style! First up is Like A Ship Without A Sail – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir – a south side ensemble that's filled with genuine spirit and passion, aimed towards lofty ideals – but set up with some deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that keep things razor sharp throughout! The album was supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with other Chess players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch on the sessions too – and the music is filled with raw drums, heavy bass, and lots of great organ lines! Next is Do Not Pass Me By Vol 1 – an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like A Ship album – a strong ear for the best secular elements of the time, which are used liberally in the instrumental backing – to really send home the message in the music! Most tunes really soft-pedal the religion, and instead go for an overall feel that really crosses over to regular soul music. Next is the great second volume of Do Not Pass Me By – like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. I Found The Answer is one of the biggest-circulating albums from this fantastic figure in Chicago gospel – a unique set done for the Gospel Truth subsidiary of Stax Records, but a set served up in the same blend of soul-based inspirations as some of TL Barrett's indie label releases back home in the Windy City! Plus, the package features a full album of Singles & Sermons – rare non-LP material by this seminal figure in both soul and spiritual music. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Biz MarkieMake The Music With Your Mouth Biz (voc, inst)/Biz Dance (voc, dub)/There Coming To Take Me Away/A One Two ... 12-inch
Prism, 1986. Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first Biz Markie ep on Prism. Includes two tracks that never made it to his first LP: a dope version of "They're Coming To Take Me Away", about Biz being carted away to an insane asylum, and "A One Two", done acapella with just Biz rhyming and beat boxing (including his beat box version of "I Just Can't Wait"!) – plus the original and instrumental versions of his classics "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" and "The Biz Dance". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original rainbow label pressing with CSB etch. Vinyl has numerous marks and plays with some surface noise and crackle. Cover has some ringwear, heavy edge wear, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Hall & OatesDo What You Want, Be What You Are – The Music Of Daryl Hall & John Oates (sampler) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 17 tracks from the larger box set. CD

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCapitol Records Concept Albums (14CD box set) ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 14 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of wonderful music – a 14 CD box set that features all of Sinatra's albums recorded for Capitol, along with great bonus material! As is well known, Sinatra's Capitol years were his finest – a time when he moved past a simple pop singer into a complicated vocalist with a sense of expression so deep that it lent itself perfectly to the emerging form of the long-playing record. Many of these albums are early "concept" sets by Sinatra, and feature moods and themes that move far beyond simple vocal work – into richly expressive territory that's hardly ever been matched again! Album titles include Come Fly With Me, Come Swing With Me, Songs For Swingin Lovers, In The Wee Small Hours, Where Are You?, No One Cares, Come Dance With Me, Songs For Young Lovers, Point Of No Return, and even the great instrumental album Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems Of Color! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ WarVinyl – 1971 to 1975 (5LP colored vinyl box set) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful package of work – and one that serves up the groundbreaking albums delivered by War during the early 70s! These records are not just cornerstones of 70s funk and soul, but also helped expand an understanding of a certain west coast approach to soul music – one that helped the Cali sound stand strongly apart from some of the more dominant sounds from Detroit, Chicago, Philly, and New York in the 60s – thanks to nice use of a laidback groove, and some nice Latin-influenced rhythms as well! The package features the full albums War, All Day Music, The World Is A Ghetto, Deliver The Word, and Why Can't We Be Friends – all with original cover art! LP, Vinyl record album
(Celebrating War's 50th Anniversary – 5LP box set is in replica original sleeves and on uniquely colored vinyl – limited edition!)

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✨✧ Phillip WerrenPhases & Other Pieces – Electronic Music 1968 to 1971 ... CD
Cast Exotic Archives, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, limited edition. Packaged in a small box.)

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✨✧ VariousAnthology of American Folk Music (6CD set) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1952. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark collection of music – the now-famous series of American Folk Music volumes put together by Harry Smith in the 50s! The work here spans the space of a few early decades of recorded music – all in styles expertly chosen by Smith, with countless examples of music that might have fallen beneath the sands of time if not otherwise included in the series! Even back at the original release of the collection, the series was a crucial bit of musical archeology – and over the ensuing space of decades, has only gone onto become even more important. Styles run the gamut from blues to roots to folk and other styles in between and features tracks by Dick Justice, Coley Jones, Buell Kazee, Kelly Harrell, the Carter Family, the Bently Boys, Henry Thomas, the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Blind Willie Johnson, Dock Boggs, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and more! CD
(Out of print – with book, insert, and original wraparound band! Outer box has some wear and fading, inner artwork for Vols 1 & 3 has some wear, and Vol 3 is missing tray card.)

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✨✧ VariousCasablanca Records Story (4CD box set) ... CD
Casablanca, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Donna Summer, Lipps Inc, Parliament, Cher, the Village People, the Richie Family, Cameo, Starpoint, the Sylvers, Stephanie Mills, the Four Tops, Meco, and more – 47 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirI Shall Wear A Crown (Like A Ship/Do Not Pass Me By Vols 1 & 2/I Found The Answer/Singles & Sermons) (5LP white & gold vinyl box set) ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous package of work from this overlooked soul and gospel legend – four classic albums, plus other rare material too – all packaged with detailed notes in the wonderful Numero Group style! First up is Like A Ship Without A Sail – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir – a south side ensemble that's filled with genuine spirit and passion, aimed towards lofty ideals – but set up with some deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that keep things razor sharp throughout! The album was supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with other Chess players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch on the sessions too – and the music is filled with raw drums, heavy bass, and lots of great organ lines! Next is Do Not Pass Me By Vol 1 – an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like A Ship album – a strong ear for the best secular elements of the time, which are used liberally in the instrumental backing – to really send home the message in the music! Most tunes really soft-pedal the religion, and instead go for an overall feel that really crosses over to regular soul music. Next is the great second volume of Do Not Pass Me By – like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. I Found The Answer is one of the biggest-circulating albums from this fantastic figure in Chicago gospel – a unique set done for the Gospel Truth subsidiary of Stax Records, but a set served up in the same blend of soul-based inspirations as some of TL Barrett's indie label releases back home in the Windy City! Plus, the package features a full album of Singles & Sermons – rare non-LP material by this seminal figure in both soul and spiritual music. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited "Joyful" white & gold vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Eugene ChadbourneLive At Grady's Records (3CD box set) ... CD
Weird Cry, 2015/2018/2020. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Three different performances from guitar genius Eugene Chadbourne – each recorded in a very intimate setting at Grady's Record Refuge in Ventura! Each CD features two long tracks – one an extended performance with guitar, the other with banjo – usually with Chadbourne delivering some of his wonderfully offbeat vocals – almost an extension of a Michael Hurley mode from the 70s, but with all of the guitar creativity that's always marked Chadbourne's music – which means lots of sonic stops along the way, and unusual inflections that really mark the music with a creative complexity that's sometimes hidden by the innocence of Eugene's vocals. There's maybe even more currents of Takoma Records-styled outsider acoustic modes here than on some of Chadbourne's work from decades back – which is A-OK with us, as it opens up a further side of his character during these maturing years. CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Still Digs Bill Evans (5CD box set) ... CD
Craft, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Bill Evans has been off the planet for decades now, but he's definitely still dug by most folks – one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and an artist whose sound is still a huge inspiration to many! This package does a great job of gathering together Bill's legacy, and advancing it too – as the set features the unissued live concert from 1975 that has also been released as On A Friday Evening – plus four more CDs' worth of music from the full range of his recording career from 1956 to 1980. Bill even plays a bit of electric piano at times – and other artists include Cannonball Adderley on alto, Zoot Sims and Harold Land on tenor, Eddie Gomez and Sam Jones on bass, Paul Motian and Jack DeJohnette on drums, Jim Hall on guitar, and Tony Bennett on vocals. The whole thing comes in a very cool hardcover book-style package, with lots of notes and rare photos – and in addition to the 9 tracks on the On A Friday Evening CD, the set features 52 more from vintage releases – a total of 61 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Julius HemphillBoye Multi-National Crusade For Harmony – Archival Recordings (7CD box set) ... CD
New World, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
A rich tapestry of rare work from reedman Julius Hemphill – most of it from a time when he was getting exposure on bigger jazz labels around the world, but here still performing the sort of work that goes right back to his roots on the St Louis scene, as part of the groundbreaking Black Artists Group! Every CD on the set features a different slice of work – from duets with cellist Abdul Wadud, to some solo material, larger group performances, and even some chamber music as well – served up in a package that really gets at both the depth of creative activity that was always taking place in Hemphill's career, and his strengths as a soloist, no matter what the setting. Each disc on the set features over an hour's worth of music – and players are a diverse array that includes Michael Carvin on drums, Dave Holland on bass, Roberto Miranda on percussion, Olu Dara on trumpet, John Carter on reeds, and Ursula Oppens on piano. Titles of the discs include "The Boye Multi National Crusade For Harmony", "Julius Hemphill/Abdul Wadud Duo", "Janus Company", "Chamber Music", "Roi Boye Solo & Text", "Boye Multi National Crusade For Harmony II", and "Live At Joyous Lake". And from what we can tell, all music here is exclusive to the set – even if passages are titled in the same way as previous album releases. CD

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✨✧ VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection of work from the surprisingly deep musical well of Garland Records – a Pacific Northwest imprint that's maybe best known for some garagey gems, but who here display a great ability to cut country-tinged records too! The vibe here is a bit Bakersfield, but filtered through some of the country rock modes that were bubbling up on the LA scene too – far from Nashville, with leaner arrangements and strong use of guitar in the lead – served up by a host of obscure Oregon acts who also echo that shifting wave north of country music audiences as Cali was changing in the 60s! The package is as well done as other entries in this series – and titles include "Hard Workin Woman" and "Tippy Toeing" by Cascade Sweethearts, "Since Daddy's Not Around" by Jim Thompson & The Colts, "China Doll" by Geronia Coyle & The G Tones, "Friends Of Mine" by The Heard, "You Aint' Goin Nowhere" by Tyme, "Laura" by Chuck Wray, and "There's A Time & A Place For Everything" by Hubert Averette & The G Tones. CD
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousHave A Nice Decade – The 70's Pop Culture Box (7CD set) ... CD
Rhino, 1998. Used 7 CDs ... Out Of Stock
We don't normally go in for things like this – but we've got to admit that Rhino did an amazing job on this set! The package is a totally cool book on 70's pop culture headlines – with timelines and snippets of news and media history from throughout the decade – and inside you'll find 7 CDs of chart-topping music, with a mix of one-hit wonders and bigger stars from the decade. We can't even begin to list the huge amount of songs on here (160 tracks in all), but some titles include "The Air That I Breathe", "The Night Chicago Died", "Sky High", "Me & You & A Dog Named Boo", "Band Of Gold", "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", "Vehicle", "Green Eyed Lady", "Popcorn", "Fly Like An Eagle", and lots lots more! This is the kind of thing that makes post-boomers like us cream – and as embarassed as we are to admit it, the whole package is pretty darn cool! CD
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✨✧ VariousImpulse Records – Music, Message, & The Moment (4LP set) ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of work from the legendary Impulse Records catalog – a double-length set that focuses on the most spiritual side of the label! Red, green, and black are often used together as the colors of righteousness – but the orange and black of Impulse has stood strong as the standard for hip, forward-thinking jazz for decades – especially given the label's legacy of late 60s/early 70s material that's featured here strongly! A different title for the set might be "John Coltrane & His Children" – as the set begins with a key work from Trane, then moves into all these other tracks that showcase the opening spiritual side of jazz as the 60s moved on. Titles include "Sister Mamie" by Yusef Lateef, "Just Us Blues" by Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet, "Garvey's Ghost" by Max Roach, "The Creator Has A Master Plan (edit)" by Pharoah Sanders, "The Rights Of All" by Oliver Nelson, "Freedom Dance" by Shirley Scott, "We Shall Overcome" by Charlie Haden, "Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe" by Albert Ayler, "Lament" by Michael White, "Imani" by Dewey Redman, "Awakening" by Ahmad Jamal, "Blues For Brother George Jackson" by Archie Shepp, "Bismillahi Rrahmani Rrahim" by Marion Brown, "Blue Nile" by Alice Coltrane", and the cuts "Africa", "Alabama", "Reverend King", and "Up Gainst The Wall" by John Coltrane himself. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousLand Of 1000 Dances – The Complete Rampart Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Rampart/Minky, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the legendary Rampart Records – one of the strongest soul labels on the LA scene of the 60s, and a company that did some surprisingly compelling work in the 70s too! Rampart's biggest-ever act was Cannibal & The Headhunters – and the set is titled after their classic giant hit – but the company also really had a strong ear to the ground on the scene in East LA – which meant that they worked in a really great blend of modes that included vocal group soul, Latin-styled sounds, and plenty of funk and straighter soul too – before resurfacing in the late 70s with a more eclectic blend of music. This package is the first to really do justice to the complete Rampart legacy – and brings together every single issued by the imprint, who hardly ever put out full albums – a total of 79 tracks that's pretty darn heavy on the 60s, and which includes both the a-sides and b-sides of the singles. There's also a massive book, too – filled with notes on the story of the label, the details of all the songs, and a huge amount of photos – including a section on Rampart artists on the road in the 60s. A fantastic set, and a huge bargain for the price – with work by The Village Callers, Hummingbird 4, The Four Tempos, The Majestics, East Bay Soul Brass, Cannibal & The Headhunters, Phil & Del, Randy Thomas, Sammy Lee & The Summits, The Mixtures, Skylite, Eastside Connection, Graciela Palafox, and Raven. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Festival – Balver Hohle 1974 & 1975 (11CD box set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 11 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Incredible jazz from the German scene of the 70s – two years' of recordings from this important festival – one that presents all the "new jazz" promised in its name, but in a range that moves effortlessly between free jazz, modal moments, funky fusion, and even some groovy big band work too! Performers are a range from all over the European scene – and are represented here in a significant selection of material from each act – very well-recorded, and presented in this beautiful box set, along with a booklet of notes and photos as well. The scope of sounds is fantastic – and long performances include an set of improvisations from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink; two long electric tracks from Jasper Van't Hof's Pork Pie group, with Charlie Mariano on a range of reeds and Philip Catherine on guitar; four long improvisations from the SOS group of John Surman, Mike Osborne, and Alan Skidmore – plying in a great mix of reeds and electronics; there's also two long improvisations between pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink; Gary Burton's quintet with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick on guitars perform three improvisations for over 75 minutes of music; the Gustav Brom Big Band step out on some very groovy tracks; saxophonist Eero Koivistonen blows with his quartet that includes Olli Avhenlahti on electric piano; reedman Jiri Stivin and guitarist Rudolph Dasek play a number of improvisations; bassist Barre Phillips and flautist Kryzstof Zgraja perform two long improvisations; the Polish Jazz Summit features Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto, Zbigniew Siefert on violin, and Adam Makowicz on Fender Rhodes; and trumpeter Franz Kogelmann and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy head a quintet with a bit of electronics! There's a few more surprises, too – and the whole thing is a fantastic presentation of these lost sounds. CD

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✨✧ VariousUltimate Christmas Cocktails (3CD box set) ... CD
Ultra Lounge/EMI, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A real Holiday treasure – and a beautifully done set that brings together all 3 volumes in the Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails series! The first 2 volumes are some of our favorite Christmas collections ever – as they're filled with groovy 50s and 60s Holiday tunes, served up in a range of bachelor pad, mood music, easy listening, and vocal pop styles! The 3rd disc follows very strongly in the manner of the first 2 – and features a total of 15 great tracks that include "Sorry To See You Go" by June Christy, "Marshmallow World" by Ray Anthony, "Buon Natale" by Nat King Cole, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Julie London, "Jingle Bells" by Johnny Mercer, "Do You Believe In Santa Claus?" by Billy May, and "That's What I Want For Christmas" by Nancy Wilson. CD

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✨✧ Tubby HayesComplete Fontana Albums 1961 to 1969 (11 180 gram LP box set) ... LP
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 11LP ... Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of music – the legendary Fontana Records run of albums by tenor giant Tubby Hayes – a key player on the UK bop scene of the 50s, but one who took off in all these great new directions with these classic albums for the Fontana label in the following decade! The package features amazing full albums done by Tubby as a leader – all newly remastered by Gearbox with fantastic sound! Each album comes with original cover art, save two, which are combined – and albums include Tubbs, Tubbs In New York, Palladium Jazz Date, Equation In Rhythm, Down In The Village, Late Spot At Scotts, Tubbs Tours, Return Visit, 100% Proof, Mexican Green, The Orchestra, and newly-discovered Grits, Beans, and Greens. There's a big booklet of notes, too, with rare photos and other images – and the whole package is wonderful throughout – a heavy fabric-covered slipcover with slide-out box! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerMercury & Clef 10 Inch LP Collection (With Strings Vols 1 & 2/Bird & Diz/South Of The Border/Charlie Parker Quartet) (5 x 10 inch box set) ... LP
Mercury/Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 5 x 10 Inch Box Set ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package, and an amazing moment in the career of Charlie Parker – the beginning of his relationship with Verve Records producer Norman Granz – who really helped refine Bird's talents, and also open him up in some new creative directions! The material here originally came out on 10" LPs on the Mercury and Clef labels, but they're also the birth of the Verve Records sound too – top-shelf presentation, and care that Charlie Parker may not have been getting from previous labels like Dial or Savoy! The set features the first two volumes of Charlie Parker With Strings – amazing music that has Bird's sharp-edged alto soaring out over some modern string arrangements – really standard-setting experiments that so many others followed in years to come! Next is Bird & Diz – a sublime pairing with Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet. Charlie Parker Plays South Of The Border is a key cubop session – Bird's alto with Latin rhythms – an equally groundbreaking match as his strings sessions! Last is the self titled Charlie Parker album – a great quartet session, with titles that include the classics "Confirmation" and "Now's The Time". All five albums come with the original David Stone Martin cover art – and come packaged in a slipcover, with a heavy new booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAlabama Box – 50s & 60s Oddball Labels (8CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 8CD ... Out Of Stock
Think you know anything at all about Alabama? Forget what you know, because this beautiful set will expose the state as a lost musical powerhouse back in the day – home to countless small labels, with a musical legacy that rivals the better-known work from Louisiana and Tennessee at the time! As with those nearby states, there's a similar blend going on here – music that draws from hillbilly and rockabilly modes, maybe with less of the influence from blues that you'd find elsewhere, although there's certainly plenty of R&B sounds that have an impact on many of these groups! The box is huge, and features this stunning book that's almost worth the price alone – a heavy, hardcover volume that's over 120 pages, in full color, and full of notes and photos about all the weird and wonderful record labels and artists within. Features a massive 237 rare tracks in all – on labels that include Capa, Flag, Judd, Kim, Loyal, Reed, Sandy, and others – with artists that include Mack Allen, The Crazy Teens, Epics, Bobby Mizell, Robert Keel, Tony Senn, Mosriters, Jerry Woodard, Happy Wainwright, Carl Sauceman, and countless others! CD

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Mose AllisonMose Allison – The Complete Atlantic/Elektra Albums – 1962 to 1983 (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Strawberry (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD ... $42.99 59.99
A really wonderful collection of music – work that has an already-great artist taking off into all these new directions of his own – completely reinventing himself as the jazz generations moved on, always with a really strong sense of wit and imagination! Mose Allison first emerged as a bop pianist in the 50s, but soon added a unique vocal approach that was a bit New Orleans-tinged, but with a beat jazz sensibility too – a style that was a huge influence on the UK mods in the 60s, and countless others over the years! By the time Mose hit Atlantic Records in 1962, he was already perfecting that style – then opening it up to other elements as the 60s moved on, often hitting some wilder, more unusual approaches that just kept coming through the 70s! As he shifted over to Elektra Records at the end of that decade, he stepped slightly back to more traditional jazz vocal modes – but still also kept penning his own great tunes, often with themes that maintained his unique sense of wit and vision. The box features a whopping 104 tracks on 6CDs – 12 full albums that include I Don't Worry About A Thing, Swingin Machine, Word From Mose, Wild Man Is On The Loose, Mose Alive, I've Been Doin Some Thinkin, Hello There Universe, Western Man, Mose In Your Ear, Your Mind Is On Vacation, Middle Class White Boy, and Lessons In Living. CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoEarly Combinations ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
An important pre-Art Ensemble Of Chicago moment – one that has most of the group coming together in a pair of rare recordings in the home of Lester Bowie – already sounding amazingly creative as a unit! The sound is almost freer than later work by the group – or certainly at the fierceness they hit right at the start of the 70s – and the lineup here includes both Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman on a range of reed instruments, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Malachi Favors on bass – plus strong input from Thurman Barker on drums, and an appearance on one track from Curtis Clark on bass! The sound is wonderfully raw, and surprisingly clear for a home recording – and the power of the music is undeniable. Both tracks – "A To Ericka" and "Quintet" – were previously part of the Art Ensemble box set on Nessa – but that's been out of print for years, and together these compositions work wonderfully as a full album! CD

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Han Bennink & Oscar Jan HooglandGoede Reis ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Drummer Han Bennink always has a way of picking the most creative improvisers to work with – and that's definitely the case here, as he teams up with Oscar Jan Hoogland – a musician whose main instrument is piano, but who also handles electric clavichord, record players, cassettes, megaphones, and crackle box – sometimes handling more than one instrument at once! The sonic variety makes for a hugely interesting record – a reminder that Bennink can always match himself up to whatever sort of environment is at hand, even if it's one that's supra-musical – and the music here really leaps from the grooves as the duo makes their way through selections that include "Propeller", "Fleurette Africaine Fleurete Japonaise", "Frafra Traffick/Masinko Monk/Rookgordijn/Rhythm Three", "Musique Automatique Typographique", "Hornin In Hornin Out/Peers Counting Song", and a version of "Ugly Beauty". CD

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Matt BerryGather Up ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great celebration of the music of Matt Berry – a figure who's known to most for his comedic work on screen, but who also turns out to be a hell of a singer/songwriter in his own right! Matt's music is completely different from his acting – often very open and personal, but not without an occasional moment of wit – as the singer works with a host of vintage keyboards the often form the core of his music, graced with guitar and more familiar instrumentation too. This set brings together some of Barry's best moments over his recording career for the Acid Jazz label – with titles that include "World In Action", "Summer Sun", "Take A Bow", "Something In My Eye", "say It Again", "Music For Insomniacs (part 4)", "Solstice", "Obsessed & So Obscure", "The Innkeeper's Song (live)", "October Sun", "Badger's Wake", "Snuff Box Theme", and "Middle Of The East". CD

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Cachao/Juliu Guiterrez/Fajardo/Nino RiveraComplete Cuban Jam Sessions (5CD set) ... CD
Panart/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $53.99 59.99
An incredible collection of records – a series of albums that forever changed the sound of Latin music around the world! These five sets were all cooked up in the changing Cuban scene at the start of the 60s – where musicians were getting looser and freer, with a sound that was quite different than the tighter big bands of a few years before – strongly influenced by changes in American jazz, including the jam session mode that was big on record during the 50s! In a way, these sides are an answer to that – as they feature all-star musicians coming together on long, more spontaneous tracks – often in smaller combos with heavy influence on rhythm, and lots of work from the key soloists on the dates. Each record has a different leader, but often some of the same musicians – and there's some especially great work on trumpet and tenor by other members of the group – at a level that went on to influence the small combo sound of artists like Joe Cuba, the grooves of the Latin Soul/boogaloo scene, and even the all-star American groups like the Alegre All Stars and Fania All stars in years to come. Records 1 and 2 feature leadership by Julio Gutierrez, record 3 is led by Nino Rivera, record 4 (the most famous) is led by bassist Cachao, and record 5 is led by flautist Fajardo. Great box set – all CDs in small LP-styled sleeves with original art – alongside a 96 page booklet of notes and photos! CD

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ChangeEverything & More – The Complete Collection 1980 to 2019 (Glow Of Love/Miracles/Sharing Your Love/This Is Your Time/Change Of Heart/Turn On Your Radio/Love 4 Love) (7CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 7CD ... $64.99 69.99
A huge batch of work from Change – all the group's classic albums from the 80s, plus some great work from later years too – all with bonus tracks added to most of the records! First up is Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. Next is Miracles – a brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw. Sharing Your Love is sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet genuinely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. This Is Your Love is an overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Next is Change Of Heart – a game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. Turn On Your Radio is not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow to midtempo mode – all topped with vocals from male and female members of the group! Change still have a great way with a hook here – an approach to soul that's tight and professional, yet not nearly as cloying as some of the chart-climbing acts of their generation. And as before, the keyboards are almost as great as the vocals – with slight jazzy inflections that warm up the tunes nicely! Last up is Love 4 Love – a 2018 comeback for Change – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well! Box set features 78 tracks in all – with bonus tracks added to most albums! CD

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Dear Mr TimeGrandfather – The Dear Mr Time Anthology (Grandfather/Brotosaurs & Bling/Time/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1971/2021. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
A lost legacy of a very obscure psychedelic group – the mysterious Mr Time, who cut one classic album for Square Records at the start of the 70s – then disappeared for years, before reforming more recently, and giving the world some more wonderful music! The set begins with the group's classic album Grandfather – a pure gem that really matches some of the most creatively produced work of the period – hard rock echoes at times, but maybe a late psych sort of mix of fuzz and more sophisticated ideas – served up on these really beautiful tunes that come together to make a unified theme for the entire record! The album's billed as a comment on the life of one man from his birth at the start of the 20th Century to the time of his death – with titles that include "Light Up A Light", "On A Lonely Night", "Years & Fortunes", "A Dawning Moonshine", "Your Country Needs You", and "Make Your Peace". The set also features 13 more bonus tracks around the same time – demos recorded before the album, with lots of different songs – then the whole thing goes on to features the full albums Brontosaurs & Bling, and Time – both recorded by the reformed group from 2015 onward. There's more bonus material too – the box is a massive 65 tracks in all – and the whole thing comes with a big booklet of notes. CD

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✨✧ DKV & Joe McPheeFire Each Time (6CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2017. New Copy 6CD ... $59.99 74.99
The title here is very apt – as this fantastic quartet seem to set a different kind of fire on every one of the CDs in the set – six different performances, recorded over the space of two months – in Paris, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Poland! The group should be well-known to lovers of improvised music from earlier Okka Disk recordings in the 90s – and the passage of two decades has only made them sharper and more intense – especially when the tenor and pocket trumpet of Joe McPhee joins the lineup of Ken Vandermark on reeds, Kent Kessler on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums. The set of recordings is dedicated to James Baldwin – which you might have guessed from the title – and the whole thing is a fitting tribute to the transformation of ideas about freedom and identity over the passage of time. CD
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Don & The GoodtimesSo Good ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $9.99
Sweet sweet pop from the Seattle scene of the 60s – the classic Epic album by a group led by keyboardist/producer Don Gallucci – a combo with a sound that's a lot warmer than most of their Northwest contemporaries! Although Gallucci had roots in the Kingsmen, the style here is much more in a southern California mode – Sunshine-influenced and filled with great harmonies on the vocals, even on tracks that are driven by a slightly more garage undercurrent in the instrumentation. Part of the strength of the set is most likely due to Stu Phillips and Jack Nitzsche – who handled the arrangements alongside Nitzsche's beautifully spacious production – and although an obscure one, the record easily stands with some of the greatest jangle pop by bigger names of the 60s! Titles include "I Could Be So Good To You", "The Music Box", "I Could Never Be", "Sweet Sweet Mama", "Good Day Sunshine", and "With A Girl Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a number in marker at the top left corner in front and discoloration from age in back.)

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Bob DylanBlonde On Blonde ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $4.99
One of the most incredible rock albums of all time – Dylan's sprawling, shambling, poetic genius at its most revolutionary if you ask us – the landmark Blonde On Blonde! It's got that surrealistic, 4AM and still bursting with creativity kind of feeling that he'd never even try to find again and it's filled with tracks that he comes back to live late in life perhaps more than any other single album. As great as rock music would ever get, this record. Includes "Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35", "Visions Of Johanna", "Pledging My Time", "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again", "Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat", "Just Like A Woman" and more. CD

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Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 (Then Play On/Kiln House/Future Games/Bare Trees/Penguin/Mystery To Me/Heroes Are Hard To Find/Live At Record Plant) (8CD set) ... CD
Reprise, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 8CD ... $42.99
An insane amount of middle-period work from Fleetwood Mac – presented here with lots of bonus tracks, and a never-issued live set from 1974! There's lots of ways to approach these records – as the long path leading up to Rumors, or the post-Peter Green years when both Christine McVie and Bob Welch had such a strong influence on the group's sound, or maybe just the initially overlooked moments of a group who would go on to shape the sound of mainstream music for years to come – really finding a way past their more blues-influenced early years, marking the kind of musical journey that made 70s rock so much different than its roots. The box features the full albums Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games, Bare Trees, Penguin, Mystery To Me, and Heroes Are Hard To Find – plus a great live set, recorded at The Record Plant on December 15, 1974. Almost all the albums feature bonus tracks – 8 of which appear here for the first time ever – a heck of a package for both longtime fans and those who might have overlooked these gems! CD
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Also available Fleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 (Then Play On/Kiln House/Future Games/Bare Trees/Penguin/Mystery To Me/Heroes Are Hard To Find/Live At Record Plant) (8CD set) ... CD 51.99

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Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 (Then Play On/Kiln House/Future Games/Bare Trees/Penguin/Mystery To Me/Heroes Are Hard To Find/Live At Record Plant) (8CD set) ... CD
Reprise, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CD ... $51.99 54.98
An insane amount of middle-period work from Fleetwood Mac – presented here with lots of bonus tracks, and a never-issued live set from 1974! There's lots of ways to approach these records – as the long path leading up to Rumors, or the post-Peter Green years when both Christine McVie and Bob Welch had such a strong influence on the group's sound, or maybe just the initially overlooked moments of a group who would go on to shape the sound of mainstream music for years to come – really finding a way past their more blues-influenced early years, marking the kind of musical journey that made 70s rock so much different than its roots. The box features the full albums Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games, Bare Trees, Penguin, Mystery To Me, and Heroes Are Hard To Find – plus a great live set, recorded at The Record Plant on December 15, 1974. Almost all the albums feature bonus tracks – 8 of which appear here for the first time ever – a heck of a package for both longtime fans and those who might have overlooked these gems! CD
Also available Fleetwood Mac 1969 to 1974 (Then Play On/Kiln House/Future Games/Bare Trees/Penguin/Mystery To Me/Heroes Are Hard To Find/Live At Record Plant) (8CD set) ... CD 42.99

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Greg Foat & James ThorpePhotosynthesis ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A very cool collaboration between Greg Foat and James Thorpe – a set that's billed more as a sound library session than some of Foat's other jazz projects – even though the sound is equally appealing if you love those records too! The set is self-described as "futuristic analogue cosmic synth library cues for TV, film, and radio" – but it's also got a much warmer sound than you might expect, very much in keeping with the natural image on the cover – as Foat and Thorpe eschew some of the colder keyboard styles of other library records, and instead really let things glow with that organic vibe that usually informs Greg's music, as gentle rhythms set the pace for Fender Rhodes, Hohner pianet, and a host of Korg and Roland keys. There's also a touch of vibes, some field recordings, and other cool touches – on tracks that include "Balloon Ride", "Circadian Rhythms", "Grockle Box", "Living The Dream", "Platform Game", "Stacey's Theme", and "Elementary Physiology (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a perversion of the deep-Motown styles of groups like The Temptations or Undisputed Truth – taken into even headier territory! The original 5-member version of the group includes Eddie Hazel, Mickey Atkins, Tawl Ross, Bill Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood – all working here with some mindblowing George Clinton production! Tracks include classics like "I Bet You", "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "Music for My Mother", and "What Is Soul" – and the album's the stuff that made these guys a legend right out of the box! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Westbound/Janus pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a partially unglued seam.)

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Allen GinsbergHoly Soul Jelly Roll – Poems & Songs 1949 To 1993 (4CD boxset) ... CD
Rhino, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
Features rare poetry readings, spoken word passages, and even some of Ginsberg's surprisingly haunting music! CD
(Out of print. Outer box has some wear and inside has a few age spots. CDs and booklet look great.)

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy's Doghouse Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy, 1965. Used ... $8.99
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". Features three bonus tracks – "Thanksgiving Theme", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Greensleeves" – and comes in a box that folds out into Snoopy's Doghouse! CD
(Still sealed with a penmark through barcode.)

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Hardin & YorkCan't Keep A Good Man Down – The Hardin & York Anthology (6CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99 51.99
A huge collection of work from the duo of Eddie Hardin and Pete York – both musicians who started out in the Spencer Davis Group, then went on to a surprisingly strong legacy of their own! Eddie plays piano and organ, and also sings – and Pete's a drummer who can come on strong when needed, but also lay back and let Eddie take the lead too – and the pair work here in a set of tracks that sometimes pushes forward the energy of their earlier group, but in ways that are both fiercer at times, and more sensitive at others. Yet other moments really show a developing sense of songwriting – that move of British soulfulness of the 60s into more individual territory in the sophisticated 70s. The box is overflowing with little-heard music from the pair – as it includes the full albums Tomorrow Today, World's Smallest Big Band, Hardin & York Live, For The World, and Hardin & York With Charlie McCracken – and also includes a full live set recorded at The Marquee in 1971, a 1969 Radio Session, a BBC In Concert set from 1972, outtakes from the Tomorrow Today album, and other rare radio and live material too. 63 tracks in all, very detailed notes – and a long-overdue tribute to the pair! CD

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". CD features great 12" bonus tracks – "Instant Replay (12" mix)", "Instant Replay (replayed)", "This Is It (12" mix)", and "Countdown (12" mix)" – all nice and long! CD

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JBsFood For Thought/Doing It To Death/Damn Right I Am Somebody ... CD
People/Robinsongs (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Essential funk in a single set – three killer albums from James Brown's legendary backing group! First up is Food For Thought – the classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! Doing It To Death is an incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group playing hard, long, and loud, in the free funk improvisational mode that was James' real contribution to the music at the time. The tracks are all incredibly long, with James at the forefront, egging the band on with shouts and comments – but also letting them open up large instrumentally, playing in a mode that's as much jazz as it is funky soul. The whole thing's peppered with some nice shorter segues between tracks – but the long cuts are the winners, and are some of the best funk ever recorded! Titles include "Mo Peas", "Doing It To Death", "La Di Da La Di Day", "You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks & I'll Be Straight", and "Sucker". Last up is Damn Right I Am Somebody – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. The grooves then kick in – with the same heavy funk as on earlier records, but also a nice nod towards experimental production – from strange fade ups and fade downs, to stark time and rhythm changes, and even bits of electronics used to create some very cool moments in the grooves! The whole thing's as dead funky as can be, and is stuffed with insane classics like "Blow Your Head", "Same Beat", "Damn Right I am Somebody", "I'm Payin' Taxes, What am I Buyin'", and a great cover of Marvin Gaye's "You Sure Love to Ball"! CD

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Tom JonesComplete Decca Studio Albums Collection (17CD set) ... CD
Decca (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 17CD ... $89.99 97.99
A staggering amount of music from the great Tom Jones – 15 full albums issued over the space of a decade, plus a 2CD set of rare bonus material too! If you've ever wondered if you could ever have too much Tom Jones – the answer is "no" – as the fullness of this set is really transformative, and takes you way way past some of the hits collections that so frequently dominate the market for Tom. Instead, this set takes you deep deep within the mind of the man himself – so that you're kind of completely lost in the Tom Jones way – grooving and swinging to that unique version of Welsh soul that really set Tom apart from so many of his britpop contemporaries in the 60s – and which maybe makes him one of the few male equivalents to the heights of UK girlpop at the time! The box features the 15 full albums, all with their very cool UK cover art – Along Came Jones, Atomic Jones, From The Heart, Green Green Grass Of Home, 13 Smash Hits, Delilah, Help Yourself, This Is Tom Jones, Tom, I Who Have Nothing, She's A Lady, Close Up, Body & Soul Of Tom Jones, Somethin Bout You Baby I Like, and Memories Don't Leave Like People Do. Plus, the 2CD set features 48 more rare tracks – material from singles, b-sides, soundtracks, and other unusual collections! CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingEvelyn Champagne King – The RCA Albums 1977 to 1985 (8CD set) ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 8CD ... $44.99 65.98
A massive collection of music – eight full albums from Evelyn Champagne King, plus bonus tracks as well! King was a hell of a singer who came along at just the right time – as cool and classy enough to have sung jazz in decades before, but with a richness that also really fit the spirit of 70s soul – and was perfect for the new infusion of grooves that the music got during the disco generation! King could sing disco, but also hit a lot wider range too – which made for some really well-formed records during her years at RCA – all of which are collected here! Unlike some of her crossover contemporaries, Evelyn managed to grow with the years and stay strong as the 80s moved in – shifting styles a bit, but never losing her groove – and working here with production and arrangements from the likes of T Life, Kashif, Willie Lester, Morrie Brown, Andre Cymone, and Leon Sylvers – all of whom help shape the groove. The box features the full albums Smooth Talk, Music Box, Call On Me, I'm In Love, Get Loose, Face To Face, So Romantic, and A Long Time Coming – nearly all of which are presented with bonus tracks – all wrapped up in a box set, with a 40 page booklet of notes. CD

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Level 42Complete Polydor Years Vol 2 – 1985 to 1995 (Physical Presence/World Machine/Running In The Family/Staring At The Sun/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 10CD ... $59.99 79.99
A huge package of work from this seminal UK group of the 80s – a combo who managed to bring together an earlier fusion influence with all these strands of soul and pop at the time – in a way that made them a surprisingly big hit on the global scene with work like this! The set features a number of full albums – including the double-live record Physical Presence – which has the group getting nice and jazzy in front of a large concert audience; the crossover classic World Machine, which is filled with catchy classics in a Britpop mode; the equally great Running In The Family, part of the group's big late 80s run; and Staring At The Sun, a record that balances equally catchy tunes with some nods back to their roots. Plus, the group issued many singles and remixes during this time – so the last five CDs in the set are filled with all these many strands of their music, including some b-sides and rare live tracks too. 97 tracks in all – in a well-done box set! CD

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Johan Lindstrom SeptettOn The Asylum ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99
A really great change in the music of Swedish guitarist Johan Lindstrom – music that expands the vision of his previous record, and also explores some more song-based territory – while still allowing for lots of musical contributions from other players we love on the Moserobie label! You know something's different when Elvis Costello steps in on the first track for a bit of spoken lyrics to a song he wrote with Lindstrom – and things continue to move in other ways throughout – with vocals from Sofie Livebrandt on two tracks, amidst work from Jonas Kullhammar on saxes and flute, Per Texas Johansson on clarinet and tenor, Jesper Nordenstrom on piano and organ, Mats Aleklint on trombone Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, and Konrad Agnas on drums! Most tracks are relatively short, but work together well – and there are definitely moments of improvisation amidst some of the more structured elements of the record – on titles that include "What What", "Homeward", "Trombone Interlude", "Edwards Chacone", "Music Orbit Box", "Septet Serenade", "Echoes Across The Dunes", and "Worms Of Underground". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio Morricone/Bruno NicolaiDimensioni Sonore (10CD set) ... CD
RCA/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 10CD ... $139.99 199.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai – a set of rare albums of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of their recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone or Nicolai – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. This amazing package brings together ten full albums of music – five by each composer – all originally issued by Italian RCA, here in their original covers – complete with a huge book of notes in English and Italian – all packaged in a hand-crafted wood box too! CD
(Comes in a beautiful wood box!)

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Ennio Morricone/Bruno NicolaiDimensioni Sonore (10LP set) ... LP
RCA/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 10LP ... $314.99 399.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai – a set of rare albums of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of their recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone or Nicolai – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. This amazing package brings together ten full albums of music – five by each composer – all originally issued by Italian RCA, here in their original covers and liner notes – in a special canvas bag designed for the set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book and tote bag, but in a nice fabric lined cardboart box!)
Also available Dimensioni Sonore (10LP red vinyl pressing & 10CD box set) ... LP 499.99

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness – and their genre-bending, gender non-confirming style really pushes forward the energy of underground soul music – as they worked together in an empty storefront in Cleveland to craft this beautiful cycle of songs initial sketches they all fleshed out together – in a mix of shifting vocal leads, heavy drums, dark guitar lines, and proud horn parts. Titles include "Sense Of An Ending", "Something JD Said", "Been Around", "Devil Get Behind Me", "Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Wants", "Deluze (Solange say rmx)", "So Young So", "The Box", and "4 Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on clear vinyl. Includes the insert.)

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NumbersSafety In Numbers ... CD
Main Squeeze (UK), 2001. Used ... $6.99
A soulful collective from London – led by the enigmatic Demus, but featuring a host of guest work on organ, keyboards, guitars, and vocals. The approach is a bit in the broken beat mode – but there's also a more expansive approach, stretching out with some spiritual grooves, especially on the more vocal-oriented tracks, which feature work by singers Mardou Fox, Jean Caramouce, and Priscilla Jones. Titles include "Looking Back", "Ballad Of Mardou Fox", "Music Box", "Traffic", "Either Or", "Jack Summerset", "Mardous Lament", and "Bitten Apples". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buck OwensTall Dark Stranger – The Buck Owens & Buckaroos Recordings 1969 to 1975 (8CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The last years of Buck Owens on Capitol Records – and some pretty great years at that! The set brings together a huge amount of material from a time when Buck was still going strong – getting completely on-fire backing from The Buckaroos, really reaching for some great fresh material, and opening the door to some of his musical partners on stage – Buddy Alan and Susan Raye. The box has a whopping amount music – all the albums, all the singles and b-sides, instrumental Buckaroos recordings, a rare duet with soul singer Bettye Swann, and lots of unreleased tracks too. As usual with Bear Family, the presentation is wonderful – a big booklet of notes that's as lively as the music within – and which finally brings light on this less-exposed side of the Buck Owens legacy! CD

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Esther PhillipsBrand New Day – The Lenox, Atlantic, & Roulette Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99 40.99
A fantastic collection of work from the legendary Esther Phillips – one of the most distinct voices in soul music, captured here during some key moments in her career! The box is huge – and begins with a full CD of tracks from Esther's initial years on Lenox Records – a label that helped her mature from "Little Esther Phillips", as a girl R&B singer in the 50s – to the much more mature artist she'd become on CTI/Kudu in the 70s! The set features 20 Lenox tracks – the first a stunning set of country soul material that makes Esther one of the first female artists to take on the work, followed by rare singles and a few duets with Big Al Downing. Next are 77 more tracks from Phillips' years at Atlantic Records – material that initially takes off from the Lenox material, then moves into a really great range of styles – sometimes jazzy and sophisticated, sometimes rootsy and bluesy, sometimes a bit more deep soul too – including some live material that really shows the power she could pack at the time. In between the Atlantic cuts, are also nestled 6 more numbers recorded for Roulette Records in 1969 – especially rare tracks that have a slightly different approach – and which are a key part of the set here, along with some other unreleased material. Stunning – the first time Esther's ever gotten such wonderful treatment – a big box set with detained notes too! CD

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PiscesLovely Sight ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Rare late 60s psychedelia from blue collar Rockford, Il – a totally great lost album of pop psych tunefulness from Pisces – who had an incredible knack for experimental sounds that weave in and out of the hallucinatory pop structure! The group centered around core players Jim Krein and Paul DiVenti, and a number of the tunes have fragile, beautiful lead vocals by Linda Bruner, bringing in a bit of Velvets style stark, haunting loveliness – and most of the tracks languished unreleased all this time! This is essentially the first real release of almost all of the tunes, and the best shot at finding an adventurous audience any of it has ever had! We think this stuff would have been hugely influential had it found an audience in its time, hell, it sounds to us like it actually did influence countless groups, even though that's hardly even possible! There's a tunefulness at the center that bears the fruits of the experimental pop sounds that came from benchmark scenes of the era, from Haight Ashbury to Abbey Road – but the found sound ephemera, tape manipulations, and tripped out atmospherics really bring in some far out vibes! An essential discovery from Numero that's as exciting, insistently groovy and eclectic as any of the rock oriented stuff they've dug up to date! Titles include "Dear One", "Children Kiss Your Mother Goodnight", "Motley Mary Ann", "Say Goodbye To John", "The Music Box", "Like A Hole In The Wall Where The Rat Lives", "Elephant Eyes", "Circle Of Time" and more – plus the "extended play" bonus tracks "A Flower For All Seasons" and "In The Summer A Grape Grows". CD

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Elvis PresleyKing Of Rock & Roll – The Complete 50s Masters (5CD set) ... CD
RCA, Late 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $29.99
Every single master take of Elvis Presley's music from the 50s – a comprehensive overview of the King's important years! Also features 14 never-issued tracks! CD
(Out of print, outer box has some light wear and a peeled spot over the barcode. Includes the book!)

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John PrineCrooked Piece Of Time – The Atlantic & Asylum Albums 1971 to 1980 (John Prine/Diamonds In The Rough/Sweet Revenge/Common Sense/Bruised Orange/Pink Cadillac/Storm Windows) (7CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, 1970s. New Copy 7CD ... $51.99 54.98
A fantastic run of records – music that firmly established John Prine as one of the most inventive singer/songwriters of the 70s! Prine rose up out of the Chicago folk scene of the 60s – but he soon became something different than just a folk or country singer – even though he was admired strongly by both worlds of music. Instead, John's songs took on this new sense of wit and bite learned from folk, but delivered in a style that was maybe less preachy – but also not as rural as the vibe of country tunesmiths who were changing things up at the time. There's definitely echoes of the work of Kris Kristofferson or Shel Silverstein in Prine's words – but the execution is completely his own, and transforms wonderfully over the course of these records – at a level that shows just how much the singer was able to keep ahead of the pack, and keep his contributions relevant over the years. The box features the full albums John Prine, Diamonds In The Rough, Sweet Revenge, Common Sense, Bruised Orange, Pink Cadillac, and Storm Windows – in LP replica sleeves, with new notes, and poster inserts too. CD
(Limited edition box set!)

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Zoot Sims & Bob BrookmeyerMorning Fun (24bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, 1956. Used ... $6.99
With Zoot Sims on tenor sax, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. Tracks include "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "The King", "Snake Eyes", and "Box Cars". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersComplete George Gershwin Porgy & Bess ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $11.99
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Includes the booklet and handkerchief! Box has split corners, some heavy wear and splitting at the bottom edge, and some tape stains on the inside.)

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Gordon WallerAnd Gordon ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really great solo record from Gordon Waller – way way different than any of the 60s music he made as half of the Peter & Gordon duo – with a mature, rootsy vibe that really holds up all the way through! The notes point out that Waller's a farmer at the time of recording – and there's definitely a slightly rural vibe to the music – a mode that's not really folksy, but more in that American singer/songwriter style of the Northern California scene – set to some creative arrangements from Thomas Jefferson Kaye and Ted Cooper. Gordon's vocals are great – aged nicely, with a lot more feeling than before – and titles include "Rocky Roads To Clear", "Stranger With A Black Dove", "I Won't Be Your Ruin", "Collection Box", and "Be Careful There's A Baby In The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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WarlockWarlock ... LP
Music Merchant/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.99 About November 12, 2021 (delayed)
One of the stranger chapters of the Holland-Dozier-Holland story of the early 70s – and one of the coolest, too! Warlock are a jazzy rock combo with plenty of soul – a bit like a twisted version of Blood Sweat & Tears, but with all the sinister energy you'd guess from the image on the cover! Most of the numbers have a nasty scratchy sort of vocal – almost Alice Cooper-ish, in keeping with the Warlock name of the group – but a few others get a bit more soulful and funky, belying the HDH connection of the group – sometimes even showing a righteous jazzy vibe, as kind of an odd echo of the Detroit Tribe Records scene. The best tracks have some jazzy phrasing in the mix, and let the guitars go off to the side – and titles include "Love Girl", "You've Been My Rock", "So Can Woman", "Thrills Of Love", and the 14 minute jammer "As You Die/Music Box", which almost has a Colosseum build to it! LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney WilenLa Note Bleue (180 gram pressing with bonus CD & book) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Elemental, 1987. New Copy LP, CD, book and comic book (reissue)... $74.99
A really special album from French tenorist Barney Wilen – a set of tunes originally recorded to accompany a graphic novel about his troubled life – done at a time when Wilen had emerged from years of obscurity, and was opening up a whole new chapter in his music! The presentation here is a bit different than some of his other records of the time – as Wilen blows tenor on a set of tracks that follow the musical journey of his life – early standards, French new wave soundtrack themes, and even some of the global experiments he did while in Africa – before turning to some of the strong work that he did on his return. The group is wonderful – the great Alain Jean Marie on piano, Philippe Petit on guitar, Ricardo Sel Fra on bass, and Sangoma Everett on drums – and titles include "Besame Mucho", "Goodbye", "Triste Again", "Whisper Not", "Un Baiser Rouge", and "Les Jours Heureux". This great package features plenty not with the original record – new mastering of the album, 40 page booklet of liner notes and photos, a bonus CD with a live 1989 performance with Jacky Terrasson on piano, and the 88 page graphic novel Barney Et La Note Bleue, by Jacques De Loustal and Philippe Paringaux – all wrapped up in a very cool box! LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – with heavyweight LP, live recording CD, 40 page book and the comic "Barney Et La Note Bleue"!)

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

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VariousDisco 75 (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), 1975. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
1975 was a crucial year in the history of disco music – the moment when sounds that had been bubbling under on the east coast in the early part of the decade finally hit both the radio and the record racks in a really massive way! And while the music might soon be bogged down in commercialism and cash-in recordings, the cuts here represent a key moment when all sorts of different artists were picking up the pace, learning the lessons of some of the super-sharp funk groups of the underground scene, and blending those modes with soaring vocals and impeccable production! The collection offers a really great overview of styles here – not just some big hits of the time, but also some overlooked gems, and a number of tracks that feature older artists sounding surprisingly strong in the new disco modes – mixed with just a few very unusual tracks that we're not sure we've ever seen on CD before. The 3CD box features a massive 55 tracks in all – with cuts by Seldon Powell, Armada Orchestra, Black Stash, Doris Duke, Herbie Mann, Moses Dillard, Rhythm Makers, Frankie Valli, Major Lance, Jesus Alvarez, Gene Page, Seeds Of The Earth, Chuck Jackson, Calendar, Rhetta Young, Joe Bataan, Derek Martin, Sylvia, The Reflections, Pat Lundi, Moments & Whatnauts, Glitter Band, Banzai, Brother To Brother, Al Matthews, Universal Mind, Johnny Otis, Soul Train Gang, Beeeny Groy, Juggy Murray Jones, Dooley Silverspoon, and many others! CD

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VariousDust On The Nettles – A Journey Through The British Underground Folk Scene 1967 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $29.99 34.99
British folk music got really weird and wonderful at the end of the 60s – light years from the crew cut versions of The Kingston Trio, or the twangy modes of Bob Dylan wannabees – but also very different from the more rockish directions that American folk acts were taking at the time! If anything, the British artists showed an even deeper commitment to acoustic modes – and far more ancient ones than American groups had access too – a thousand year legacy of British Isles music, but reworked into an often-trippy style would find more famous iterations in groups from Fairport Convention through Current 93, and even in the Wicker Man soundtrack as well! Most of the music here is much more obscure than those references – groups that were big in the UK, but maybe didn't have as much of an impact over here during the period – which makes this 63 track box set a real treasure trove of discovery – filled with many tunes we'd never heard before, and put together in a very special way. Titles include "Black Girl" by Mary Anne, "Till The Morning Comes" by Dando Shaft, "Roses For Columbus" by Mark Frhy, "Love Is A Funny Thing" by Spyrogyra, "Come All You Travellers" by Wight, "Willow's Song" by Nagnet, "Cruious Crystals Of Unusual Purity" by Bridget St John, "Prisoners Victims Strangers Friends" by Paper Bubble, "Gabilan" by Duncan Browne, "Meeting By The Moonlight Mill" by Dry Heart, "Silence Returns" by Beau, "Me & My Kite" by Fuschia, "The Colour Is Blue" by Country Sun, "Welcome To The Citadel" by Marc Brierley, "Garden Song (demo)" by Bill Fay, and "Upon Reflection" by Heron. CD

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VariousHall Of Fame – Rare & Unissued Gems From The Fame Vaults ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A love letter to the legendary Fame Records – filled with unissued tracks and rare gems from the vaults! Fame was one of the great ones back in the day – the driving force behind Muscle Shoals soul music, and a company that helped really redefine the sound of the music in the 60s – thanks to incredible production, and a tight cast of studio musicians who knocked it out of the park on nearly every session! 21 of the set's 24 tracks have never been issued before – and, even more compelling, none were featured on the similar 7" box set from Ace – making the package a treasure trove of music, even for the serious soul collector. Titles include "Tell It Like It Is" by Big Ben Atkins, "Almost Persuaded" by Jackie, "You're So Fine" by James Barnett, "I Do" by June Conquest, "Your Helping Hand" by Otis Clay, "In The Heat Of Love" by Marjorie Ingram, "Steal Away 67" by Jimmy Hughes, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy" by Ralph Soul Jackson, "Let's Do It Over" by Travis Wammack, "For You" by George Jackson, "Baby Come Back" by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, "Keep On Talking" by Prince Phillip, "It Ain't No Harm" by George Byrd & The Dominoes, "Blind Can't See" by Richard Earl & The Corvettes, and "I Need Someone" by The Entertainers. CD
 
 
 



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