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George Baker SelectionLittle Green Bag (180 gram translucent green vinyl) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A sweet bit of soulful rock from the end of the 60s – part pop psychedelia, part small combo grooving, with some jaunty instrumentation and nice use of organ. "Little Green Bag" is a bona-fide oldies classic – and there's plenty of other nice tracks on the album with a similar feel. Titles include "Fly", "Road Of Peace", "Winter Time", "The Prisoner", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numberfed limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight "little green bag" colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Das EfxStraight Up Sewaside (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The somewhat slept on second album by Das Efx – and in hindsight, it's just as solid as Dead Serious – maybe even more consistently strong than the breakout debut! Dray and Skoob keep up the loco syllabic tempo and tongue tripping rhymes on this one – over the head nodding Solid Scheme beats that sound great to this day – but wisely put the focus on the rhyme craft rather than going overboard with the manic style. You've heard us an just about anyone else with an opinion about hip hop history go on and on about the golden years of the early 90s, and this rock solid effort deserves as much acclaim as many of the better remembered records of the day. With the tracks "Baknaffek", "Wontu", "Check It Out", "Undaground Rappa", "Gimme Dat Micraphone", "It'z Lik Dat", "Host Wit Da Most", "Rappaz", and "Freakit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing of 1000.)

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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Janus/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of jazz rock jamming! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but overall most of the set is instrumental – in a really right on and progressive style that we totally love. This is the kind of record that always got passed by in the 80s when everyone was looking for hard James Brown grooves, but which is very much in fashion now with the blunted funky crowd. Cuts include "Hymn To Mother Earth", "Another Country", "Disillusioned Man", and "Mercy (Variation No. 1)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies in freaky orange vinyl!)

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Philip Glass/Robert WilsonEinstein On The Beach (4LP set) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $81.99
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come together in wonderful lines that go on and on, seemingly forever, in endless variations and rivulets of sound – as simple in structure as the leaner small combo minimalist work from Glass – but with a very different style in the fuller setting, with a sonic quality that still is as groundbreaking today as it was back in the 70s! 4LP set features all acts, plus the very cool "Knee Play" segments too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ I RoyGussie Presenting I Roy (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The classic full length debut of I Roy on record – although by this point, his reputation on the Kingston scene had already been set! Heavyweight producer Gussie Clarke decided to make a move into the Dee Jay realm in the early 70s and recruited microphone fiend I Roy to chat up some of his fiercest rhythms, then pimps the man out in a choice pink suit for the cover shoot, adding up to an irresistible package! When the album was released, I Roy was already a top DJ – part of a whole new hip-stepping generation who could bring a special sort of spin to the music – dropping wisdom and wit with an effortless sense of style – over rhythms that bubble along in a fantastic way – equally effortless in their laidback groove! Titles include "Red Gold & Green", "Pusher Man", "Black Man Time", "Smile Like An Angel", "Peace", "Coxsone Affair", "Screwface", "First Cut Is The Deepest", "Tripe Girl", and "Cow Town Skank". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition pressing of 750 – on orange vinyl!)

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Wessel Ilcken, Tony Vos, Rob Madna, & OthersJazz Behind The Dikes (180 gram red vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Philips/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
An important early export from the Dutch jazz scene of the postwar years – a volume of Jazz Behind The Dikes, a series that focused on the best up-and-comers of the Netherlands scene! The album goes a bit farther than some of the piano trio sessions issued under the series, and includes some larger groups that show what strong horn players there were in the country at the time. Includes two quintet tracks from drummer Wessel Ilcken, with Toon Van Vliet on tenor, Dick Bezemer on trombone, and Gerard Van Rooyen on trumpet – plus two tracks from alto saxophonist Tony Voss and pianist Henk Vos, two more by the trio of pianist Rob Madna, two more by the trio of pianist Stido Alstrom, and one more with vocalist Rita Reys singing with the same quintet led by Wessel Ilcken. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing of 500 – on heavyweight red vinyl!)

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Billy Jones & The StarsLove Is Gonna Rain On You (180 gram translucent yellow vinyl) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A spectacular soul album from Holland – but one that's got a much more American groove than some other overseas records of its type! The cuts all feel as if they could have been lifted from indie sides of the east coast scene of the early 70s – and Billy shines beautifully both on the mellow ballads and uptempo numbers – the former of which have a sweet soul/harmony vibe, the latter of which take things into fast funk territory of the pre-disco years! The whole thing's great – a beautiful balance between funky groovers and laidback soul – and titles include "Funky Monkey Monkey", "Thank You", "Save All My Lovin", "Feelin Good", "All My Brothers Are Clean", "Love Is Gonna Rain On You", "Look Out Baby Here I Come", and "Message From A Black Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary edition – individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight yellow vinyl!)

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Peter Koelewijn & Zijn RocketsKom Van Dat Dak Af (10 inch purple vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 350 – on purple vinyl!)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Pentito (180 gram silver & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
GDM/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A later score from Ennio Morricone – but an incredibly beautiful one too – penned for a mid 80s mafia film set in Sicily, but featuring some of his sweetest, most sensitive work of the time! There's a very bittersweet feel to most of the music here – a quality that's almost romantic at times, but touched with really blue notes too – as the tunes spin out in slow, thoughtful progressions that echo the darker choices and themes of the film. There's a few more upbeat tracks, and a few darker, atonal numbers – but overall most of the score is steeped in melancholy – with gentle strings and woodwinds that have plenty of trademark Morricone touches! Titles include "Il Pentito", "Messaggio", "Retata", "Momento Decisivo", "Sicilia", "Durante L'Omelia", "Confusi Ricordi", "Sicilia Dei Ricordi Lontani", and "Evento Finale". LP, Vinyl record album
(35th Annivesary, numbered limited edition of 1000 – on silver & black marbled vinyl!)

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Ennio MorriconeLa Resa Dei Conti (aka The Big Gundown) (180 gram orange & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of Ennio Morricone's first groundbreaking scores for the western – a brilliant batch of tunes composed for The Big Gundown, handled in a way that mixed the typical western guitar-based themes with some of the maestro's other compulsions – like wordless vocals and isolated instrumentation amidst lush orchestral backdrops! There's barely any "spaghetti" on the plate of this one – as the sound is often quite lean and very clean – a real change from some of the more dramatic, romantic styles that were being used in American westerns. Titles include "La Corrida", "La Vedova", "La Resa Dei Conti", "Dopo La Condanna", "Run Man Run", "Primo Deserta", and "Corri Uomo Corri". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight orange & yellow vinyl!)

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Ennio MorriconeViaggio Con Anita (Lovers & Liars) (180 gram marbeled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $25.99
An unusual late 70s soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – one that maybe has a bit more instrumentation tuned to the time, but still handled with all the great Morricone sense of space and timing! There's some keyboards and riffing guitar in the mix, of a variety that might be more at home in the hands of Stelvio Cipriani – but the maestro keeps things nicely focused, and also uses some larger orchestrations too – all with that moody, open style that we love so much – kind of an updating of his late 60s love themes, really coming across beautifully with different solo instruments on many tracks. Titles include "Move", "Ricordo Del Padre", "Sull'Amaca", "Tre Anni FA Una Sera", "Presentimento Primo", "Good News", and "La Ragazza Del Padre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight pink & purple marbled vinyl!)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Django (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really weird sort of filter – so that lots of familiar instruments are turned inside out, and used to create these incredibly far-out sounds – especially the keyboards, which get really weird tunings and timings – and the reed passages, which sometimes have surprisingly exotic touches. Production is a big part of this approach, yet is surprisingly understated too – especially in comparison to later Perry productions – and titles include "Cold Sweat", "Live Injection", "Ten To Twelve", "One Punch", "Touch Of Fire", "Night Doctor", and the classic "Man From MI5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies!)

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✨✧ Peter ToshBush Doctor (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Parlophone/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A big crossover moment for Peter Tosh – a set that was issued on the Rolling Stones own label, with a bit of help from Keith and Mick themselves! But if that makes you worry about some clunky effort that tries to blend rock and reggae, you can put all your fears aside – as the set's got all the soulful charm that made Tosh one of the true giants of the 70s – potentially as influential as Bob Marley, especially at the time – and working with rock-solid help from Sly and Robbie on rhythms, and Mao Chung on lead guitar, Fender Rhodes, and even a bit of moog! Tracks include "You Gotta Walk Don't Look Back", "Pick Myself Up", "Soon Come", "Moses The Prophet", "Stand Firm", "Dem Ha Fe Get A Beatin", and "Creation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – on heavyweight red vinyl!)

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WhodiniWhodini (180 gram transparent red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The classic debut of Whodini – a duo who were maybe seen by some as too pop back in the day, but whose music here still really stands the test of time way back to the old school! Jalil Hutchins and Ecstasy combine new beatcraft and catchy hooks at a level that maybe made them one of the first groups to really push hip hop into the mainstream – and there's some surprising studio talent on the set, which includes production from both Thomas Dolby and the Willesden Dodgers – plus work by Conny Plank at the legendary studios of Can in Germany! That mix of modes really comes through in the set – which is maybe one of the first records to inscribe that love of overseas sounds that Afrika Bambaataa was first bringing to the mix – on cuts that include their classic "The Haunted House Of Rock" – in both regular and vocoder versions – plus "Magic's Wand", "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine", "Yours For A Night", and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies pressed on transparent red vinyl.)

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✨✧ VariousPye Girls Colored My World – 32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties (180 gram blue vinyl) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Pye/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 35.99
A mad assortment of 60s girl pop from the UK – one that features a huge amount of material pulled from the vaults of Pye Records! If you've always thought that Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw were all that was going on in the UK pop scene at the time, you'll really be blown away by the scope of material in this collection – as the package features a total of 32 tunes in all, most of which are by artists that were barely ever known on this side of the Atlantic! The song selection is great – and nearly all of it is in that high-stepping, tightly punctuated mode that we first came to love in the tunes of Petula Clark, but which are really beginning to discover in a huge amount of other singers! Features work by Simone Jackson, Glo Macari, Shirley Abicair, Tammy St John, Helen Shapiro, Sharon Tandy, Sandra Barry, The Ferris Wheel, Mally Page, Tawney Reed, Billie Davis, and many others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight "baby blue" colored vinyl! Includes bonus print, too!)

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VariousRight On Time – Trojan Rock Steady (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), New Copy ... About February 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTougher Than Tough – Trojan Rude Boy Sounds (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), New Copy ... About February 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1974) (180 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second amazing album from Placebo – a wicked mix of funky fusion styles, and a real standout on the European scene of the early 70s! The group's the brainchild of Marc Moulin – who wrote all tracks, and plays a wealth of great keyboards, in ways that almost make him the European equivalent of Herbie Hancock – especially in the way he can spaciously explore a groove! But there's other great elements to the music too – some tight funky rhythms, great horn parts, and some wicked guitar from fusion legend Philip Catherine – whose snakey lines bring a quality to the record that was in place on Placebo's first outing. Titles include "NW", "Plotseling", "Hop Hop", "Tanga", "Stomp", and "Dag Madam Merci". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clancy EcclesFreedom (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary Freedom album from Clancy Eccles – one of the first great talents to emerge in the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a singer whose recorded history even predates rocksteady and ska, and who had an undeniable impact on the early sound of reggae! Eccles is a genius – a singer/songwriter with a strong sense of soul, and an approach that really opened up the way for a new level of humanity in Jamaican music – as you'll hear on titles that include "Two Of A Kind", "Mount Zion", "Fattie Fattie", "What Will Your Mother Say", "Freedom", "I Need You", "The World Needs Loving", and "Dollar Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ EthiopiansReggae Power (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of trading vocals back and forth, at a level that seems perfectly suited for the grooves! There's certainly some harmonies in the mix, but the approach here really shows the different way that some of the Jamaican groups were setting themselves apart at the time – not just through the rhythms, but in the way their vocals interacted with the music. Titles include "What A Fire", "Everything Crash", "Women Capture Man", "One Dollar Of Soul", "Gun Man", and "Feel The Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Tommy McCook & the SupersonicsGreater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic grooves from Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – exactly the kind of record that shows why the group were one of the hippest combos on the Kingston scene of the late 60s! Production is by Duke Reid, who keeps a nice badass vibe to the whole thing – letting bits of funk creep in, and maybe even a bit of early dub – while Tommy and the group move through a range of soulful styles that are mostly instrumental, but which also feature some nice vocal moments too! Titles include "Drink Milk", "Lock Jaw", "Moonlight Groover", "My Girl", "Funkey Funkey Reggae", "Moon Invader", "Stealing Stealing", and "Only A Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing – limited to 750 copies!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeCorleone (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An epic tale of deceit and power in the Sicilian town of Corleone – scored beautifully here by Ennio Morricone, at a level that prefaces some of the more sophisticated turns his music would take in years to come! There's a depth here that reminds us a lot of Morricone's great soundtrack for Once Upon A Time In America – a way of conveying history, family, and change with strong musical themes – often intertwining a few repeated melodies in different ways, evoking the progressions in the narrative. LP features 22 tracks from the film – and titles include "Addio A Palermo", "Corleone", "Addio Al Figlio", "Alla Donna", "Cassandra", "Cospirazione", "Una Voce Dal Carcere", "In Tribunale", and "Corleone (jazz source music)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on yellow heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLa Scoperta Dell' America (180 gram gray vinyl pressing) ... LP
Saimel/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost Morricone gem – originally written for Italian television in the 70s, but with a sublime quality that's right up there with the best of the maestro's film work from the same decade! The main theme has this beautiful feel – slowly vamping strings with a nice gentle groove, punctuated by a cool whistle that's very much in classic Morricone spirit. Other tracks continue in this lightly playful style – often using woodwinds, or a specific woodwind instrument, to create a gently percussive mood. Titles include variations on the theme, in versions titled "Dolce Mistero", "Burlesco", "Titoli", "Saltarello Della Rana", "Tema D'Amore Ripresa", and "Indagine Su Un Navigatore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight ash grey vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeThemes – Giallo (180 gram marbled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A collection of classic horror soundtrack work from Ennio Morricone – mostly early 70s material that represent the maestro at the height of the early giallo genre! The tunes here are often a bit more obtuse, atonal, and abstract than some of Morricone's lighter grooves – and his work for the genre is arguably even more sophisticated and dark than the images on the screen – filled with complicated orchestrations, odd patterns of sound, and really striking instrumental moments. The tunes here aren't for the feint-of-heart – and they include some of Morricone's tensest recordings ever! The set features 16 tracks in all – from the soundtracks to Spasmo, Il Segreto, Il Gatto A Nove Code, Il Serpente, La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro, Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura, Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange, Senza Movente, and Le Foto Proibite. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight "giallo & black marbled" vinyl!)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kudu/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way beyond the simple drum break, into a world of complicated fills and riffs that forever changed the face of funk. The best example of this is the album's standout groove – the massive cut "Loran's Dance", which has a mellow jazzy vibe that you'll recognize from its popular use as a sample cut over the years (by the Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, and others.) All cuts are long and mellow, and other titles include "Power Of Soul", "Saddest Thing" and "Piece of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – on yellow heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ Lee PerryCloak & Dagger (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Justice League/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet! One of the harder Scratch efforts to track down over the years, one we're always glad to come across! Recorded in the late 70s, when his wigged out follies at the Black Ark had reached their peak –though there's a bit of debate over whether these tracks were actually recorded at the Black Ark – this is one of the first albums issued after the studio burned to the ground. Whichever side of the argument you fall on, you can't argue with the tracks on this one: spare instrumental Perry-isms with jaunty guitar, loping syncopated drums and bouncing bass, plus Tommy McCook's horn. Titles include "Cloak & Dagger", "Hail Stone", "Musical Transplant", "Liquid Serenade", "Iron Claw", "Rude Walking", "Cave Man Skank", "Pe We Special" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Animated EggAnimated Egg (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Somerset/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Freaky fuzzy guitars from the great Jerry Cole – working here under the name of The Animated Egg – not a real group, but a one-off studio project – yet one that is filled with plenty of great guitar, and some surprising rock funk grooves! The music is much trippier than Jerry's famous surf work – more fuzz on the amps, and a romping sort of rhythm that often takes these tunes right into Cherrystones funky rock territory, which is always treat for ears like ours – and the music veers between hard 60s instrumentals and modder Now Sound territory – thanks to some burning organ alongside the tight guitar and drums! Titles include "Sock It My Way", "Sippin & Trippin", "Dark", "Down Down & Gone", "Tomorrow", "Sur Listic", "I Said She Said Ah Cid", and "A Love Built On Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limite numbered pressing of 750 copies!)

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✨✧ Brother Dan All StarsLet's Catch The Beat (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic album from the late 60s run of Trojan producer Dandy – working here under the guise of Brother Dan All-Stars – with a lineup that features some secret help from the rest of the Trojan scene! The groove is mostly rocksteady, with the strongly soulful current that Dandy brought to his own records too – and there's a few points in which the rhythms actually crackle with a slight current of funk – in a way that shows the Transatlantic appeal of the work that Dan was doing at the time! Titles include "The Bunk", "Freedom", "Dream", "Lee's Farewell", "One More Dance", "Mello Music", "Life Can Be Beautiful", "Everybody Feel Good", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Das EfxHold It Down (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Das EFX's third album finds them holding down a more jam-packed approach than ever before – longer by half than their previous LPs and with a strong sense of purpose! Das EFX appeared with such a unique rhyme style, by this point they really needed to balance the tasks of being recognizable as as the hard-hitting duo with the distinctive approach to rhymes, without relying on it as a gimmick, and here they largely succeed – with production from Premier, Showbiz, Easy Mo Bee, Klark Kent, DJ Scratch and more. Tracks include "No Diggedy", "Represent The Real" with KRS, "Microphone Master", "Hold It Down", "Bad News" with PMD, "Real Hip Hop", "40 & A Blunt", "Ready To Rock Rough Rhymes", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on blue-green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of being a front-to-back perfect album, Mecca & The Soul Brother has one of the great singles of the era, in "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)". What more can be said, really? An absolute essential! Tracks include "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)", "Return Of The Mecca", "Straighten It Out", "Soul Brother #1", "Lots Of Lovin", "Skinz" featuring Grand Puba, "The Basement" featuring Heavy D, Robo-O, Grap & Dida, "Anger In The Nation", "If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right", "Can't Front On Me", "It's Like That", "On And On", "Wig Out", "Ghettos Of The Mind", and "Act Like You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edtion – on heavyweight silver vinyl!)

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✨✧ Q65Revolution (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Decca/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary album from the Dutch scene of the 60s – served up by one of the grooviest, coolest combos to ever work behind the dikes! Q65 have this special blend of garage, blues, and psych elements – clearly founded in early beat group inspiration, but taken to all these cool territories here – with a nasty, gritty edge that comes as a real surprise – and which at times maybe links the group more to the mid 60s sound of Sunset Strip than their closer contemporaries in the UK! There's a huge amount of surprises here – including a funky remake of "Get Out Of My Life Woman", a 13 minute jam on the Willie Dixon tune "Bring It On Home", and nice versions of "I'm A Man" and "Mr Pitiful" – plus the originals "Sour Wine", "Middle Age Talk", "I Got Nightmares", and "The Life I Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on 180 gram gold vinyl.)

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✨✧ VariousHere Comes The Duke (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set with a title reference to the mighty Duke Reid – who was really shaping the sound of Jamaican music with the kind of production work he did on the cuts within – serving up wonderfully soulful styles in both vocal and instrumental modes! The work here is a prime example of how Reid's work not only set him apart from the pack in these key years of Jamaican music – but also helped really pave the way for soulful reggae to come. Tracks include "I'm Yours Forever" by The Soul Lads, "I'm In The Mood For Love" by The Techniques, "Sweet Soul Music" by The Gladiators, "True True True" by Ken Parker, "Run Come Celebrate" by the Techniques, "Mary Poppins" by Danny Simpson, and "Second Fiddle" by Tommy Mc Cook & The Supersonics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange heavyweight vinyl!)

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Curtom/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP 14.99

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Solomon BurkeIf You Need Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Seminal sounds from Solomon Burke – and a record that already has the young singer hitting the full heights of his greatness! There's a vibe here that's unlike anything else – even any of Burke's heavy-hitting contemporaries on Atlantic Records – and the album's key proof that Solomon's easily one of the greatest soul singers who ever lived! His vocals have roots that go very deep, but the strength of his vocals also help bring a new focus to 60s soul as well – a raw power that so many others would try to emulate, yet maybe never hit as well as Burke. A number of cuts here are great originals penned by Solomon, and every number's a gem – with titles that include "Stupidity", "Words", "If You Need Me", "Home In Your Heart", "Tonight My Heart She Is Crying", "I Really Don't Want To Know", and "Send Me Some Loving". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookeComplete RCA Albums Collection (Cooke's Tour/Hits Of The 50s/Swing Low/My Kind Of Blues/Twistin The Night Away/Mr Soul/Night Beat/ (8CD set) ... CD
RCA/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy 8CD ... $39.99
A legendary run of music from the late, great Sam Cooke – almost all of his recordings for RCA Records, packaged here in one sweet little package! The scope of the set is wonderful – and almost something of a revelation, given that a number of these titles have never appeared on CD in the US before – making this collection a real discovery in soul music! Cooke first came out of the underground in the late 50s – and by the time he hit RCA, was really ready to take on new challenges – recording some key tracks that would help redefine the sound of soul for the 60s – and also working on some special album projects that expanded the range of work that he was handling – showing off some great sides of his talents. The set features the killer live album One Night Stand – recorded at the Harlem Square Club – plus the studio albums Cooke's Tour, Hits Of The 50s, Swing Low, My Kind Of Blues, Twistin The Night Away, Mr Soul, and Night Beat – all packaged in these cool little LP-styled sleeves! CD

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Frank Cunimondo TrioSagittarius (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 28.99
A fantastic album by one of the greatest funky keyboard players of the 70s! Frank Cunimondo may have never made it out of his native Pittsburgh during much of the decade, but albums like this will forever ensure that his name be known in the ranks of groovers everywhere! The album features Frank working with his regular trio – but unlike some of his other earlier sessions, this one's got a large amount of work on electric piano, which brings a whole new dimension to Frank's playing! The album kicks off with "Sagitarius", a 12 minute groover that runs along with electric piano solos at top pace, like some of Charles Earland's best work on the Leaving This Planet album. Next up is an 8 minute version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", done with lots of funky work on the ARP, squeaking and grooving away in a style that would make Herbie proud! Side two begins with the 14 minute original "Slalom", a cool dark number that builds and builds, adding in more keyboards and getting slowly funkier, in kind of a Bob James mode. Last up is "Samba Nova", a short little bossa number that chills things down nicely. A great little album – and rare as hen's teeth! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixDaughters Of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! There's a very intimate feel to the record – almost as if Francois is performing most of the sounds in the studio himself – balancing a guitar line with a keyboard fill, a bowed bass bit with drums, soaring strings with trumpet, and so on – occasionally hitting some funky touches that really keep things interesting – and which makes some of DeRoubaix best work on a par with the genius of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Titles include "The Countess Kiss", "Phantom Organ & Piano", "Pursuit On The Dunes Of Ostend", "Accident & Cymbalum", "Love On The Rails", "Red Lips", "Ballad In Bruges", and "The Dunes Of Ostend Flagellation". Also features two bonus tracks not used in the film – "Dracula 68 Woodstock" and "The Bruges Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram black vinyl pressing – with poster!)
Also available Daughters Of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Desmond Dekker & The Aces007 Shanty Town (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The legendary debut LP from Desmond Dekker & The Aces – trailblazing recordings that are masterfully laid the groundwork for the international ska scene, popularizing the rude boy style and paving the way for coming reggae phenomenon that was still years down the road! Desmond Dekker's impeccable voice was always so strongly rooted on earlier soul, both Jamaican and global, and the tight rhythms under it laid down by the appropriately-named Aces is aces indeed. Includes the classic title track, "Rude Boy Train" and "Rudy Got Soul", "You've Got Your Troubles", "Keep A Cool Head", "Mother Long Tongue", "Personal Possession", "Unity" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip GlassSatyagraha (3LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)... $64.99 69.99
Amazing work from Philip Glass – his second great opera, and a long-overdue follow-up to Einstein On The Beach – a set of music that's every bit as great as that groundbreaking work, but maybe even with stronger, fuller execution overall! The piece looks at the early political years of Gandhi – the title is a term coined by him, as a reference to his philosophy of truth and love – with words by Constance DeJohng, and these amazing minimalist orchestrations by Glass – filled with the kind of long-spun lines you'd find in his instrumental work, but somehow made even more amazing with the presence of lyrics! Douglas Perry handles the role of Gandhi – and the performance is by the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Christopher Keene. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Swamp DoggHave You Heard This Story ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Swamp Dogg on Island Records – still recording in the early 70s, but already part of the surprisingly long legacy for the alter ego of southern soul giant Jerry Williams! Williams works here with a great core band that features guitar from Travis Wammack – in a style that's a bit funky, but which mixes in some bluesy elements with deep soul – moving between tunes that have some of Swamp's heavier politics, and others with a bit more of a down home vibe. There's a few nice southern soul moments – thanks to production at Broadway Studios, in Sheffield, Alabama – and titles include "God Ain't Blessing America", "When He Was No One", "I Wanna Lifetime Of Loving You", "I Wouldn't Leave Here To Go To Heaven", "Chewed UP Grass", and "The Mind Does The Dancing While The Body Pulls The Strings". CD

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VariousKeeping The Faith Vols 1 & 2 – 28 Stompin Northern Soul Classics & 21 Modern Soul Classics ... CD
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
An excellent collection of rare soul groovers – one of those UK packages that are put together as a memory of their own great Northern Soul scene, but which has equal appeal to any fan of rare and unusual American soul! The set list is great – and there's maybe a nicely wider range of styles here than on the kind of Northern Soul sets that follow in a stricter Detroit-inspired style – as there's echoes of funk, some key 70s numbers, and even a few British tracks that sit wonderfully next to the US songs. The set's divided up into two modes – CD1 features 28 60s Northern Soul tracks, and CD2 features 21 numbers from the 70s – titles that include "Bok To Bach" by Father's Angels, "You Baby" by Jackie Trent, "Pick Up My Toys & Go Home" by The Devonnes, "Baby You've Got Me" by The Sapphires, "When Love Slips Away" by Margo & The Marvettes, "That's What Mama Say" by Leonard Whiting, "Check It Baby" by Willie & The Mighty Magnificents, "Stop What You're Doing" by The Playthings, "Ain't No Soul Left In These Ol Shoes" by Kenny Bernard, "Ain't Nothin But A Houseparty" by The Show Stoppers, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Alan Bown Set, "The Real Thing" by Kim Davis, "Ton Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker, "Beautiful Summers Day" by Mother Freedom Band, "Dreaming A Dream" by Crown Heights Affair, "On The Real Side" by Larry Saunders, "Something Fishy Is Going On" by Universal Mind, "Forget That Girl" by Jeannie Napoli, "I Got The Need" by The Moments, "My Man Is On The Way" by Rhetta Young, "Beautiful Woman" by Derek Martin, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "I Want To Give You My Everything" by Carl Douglas, "Country Girl" by Soul Train Gang, "Gee Baby" by The Festivals, "You're My One Weakness Girl" by Street People, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, and "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy. CD

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixLes Levres Rouges/Les Dunes D'Ostende ... 7-inch
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two cool tracks from The Daughters Of Darkness – pressed up here on a limited pic sleeve single! "Les Levres Rouges" has this slow-stepping quality that's Francois De Roubaix at his best – distorted instrumentation and a bit of electronics – fuzzy guitars mixed with acoustic piano, violin, and some piano – all with a very other-worldly sound! "Les Dunes D'Ostende" starts slow, then has this haunting piano bit that's isolated and moodily upfront – almost a warmer take on a "Halloween" theme – but then cut off with funky drums and off-tuned horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(2019 red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is the work from the rest of the group – including Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion! The earthier elements of the rhythm players really keep Herbie on track – bringing him back to the planet from previous trips into space, and helping him hit an all-solid, all-righteous funky groove! Titles include a great remake of "Watermelon Man", the classic original recording of "Chameleon", and the cuts "Vein Melter" and "Sly" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster album that's gone onto influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled with politics, offbeat rhythms, and some very weird instrumentation. The whole thing's awash in moody, jazzy changes – of the style that showed up often in samples by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and other artists who drew keen inspiration from this record. Titles include the massive "Jagger the Dagger" – plus "The Lord Is Back", "Lovin Man", "Headless Heroes", "Freedom Death Dance", and "Supermarket Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wally BadarouEchoes ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tough record to peg – but a great one too! Wally Badarou plays a range of spacey keyboards that include synclavier, mini moog, and prophet 5 – all over some beats that are a mix of electro and Carribean rhythms – in a style that's part jazzy, part new agey, and part 80s groove! The record's an unusual one, but it's pretty darn compelling – especially from a vantage point of the many years since it was recorded – because Badarou's clearly years ahead of his time, working here in a style that predates many changes to come in electronic music of the 21st century! Tracks include "Endless Race", "Jungle", "Rain", "Keys", "Mambo", and "Canyons". CD

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsCow Fingers & Mosquito Pie ... CD
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This is the real deal for Screamin Jay Hawkins – the seminal 50s recordings done for the Okeh label, all of which are a lot harder and heavier than some of his later work! The format is simple R&B, but Screamin Jay brings a heck of a lot of himself to the sessions – singing in a raspy, raw sort of way that really lives up to his name – and hitting a variety of fresh and funky subjects in the lyrics – hardly the usual stuff of 50s bluesy recordings! Titles include the classic "I Put A Spell On You", plus 20 more tracks that include "Yellow Coat", "You Made Me Love You", "Little Demon", "Hong Kong", "Alligator Wine", "Person To Person", "Take Me Back To My Boots", "Darling Please Forgive Me", "Orange Colored Sky", "There's Something Wrong With You", and "Frenzy". CD
Also available Cow Fingers & Mosquito Pie ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Jah LionColombia Colly (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open vibe too – as Jah Lion (aka Jah Lloyd) really lets his words space out amidst the fantastic production – really waiting his time for the rhythms to flow, then letting his vocals come in right on the money! The whole thing is great – virtually a blueprint for the entire On-U Sound label – with titles that include "Wisdom", "Dread In A Jamdong", "Flashing Whip", "Black Lion", "Fat Man", "Black Lion", "Little Sally Dater", "Hay Fever", and "Colombia Colly". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MadlibShades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 2003. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was such a thing – one of the greatest hip hop producers alive, given carte blanche with the source beats of the century! Madlib's Blue Note crates are heavily weighed in the mid 60s through mid 70s electric beats that often get the shaft in mainstream jazz round-ups, but floor the beathead world into overdrive. Re-interpretations, remixes, and revisions are spliced seamlessly with the source samples, creating a whole new world where hip hop and late model live funk not only co-exists with classic Blue Note jazz, but it actually draws a linear transition between the 2 genius art forms. Beautiful stuff – if the album isn't the most original idea to come along all of these years into the hip hop & jazz underground, it's certainly one of the most perfectly realized projects of its kind, ever! It's one for the time capsule – easily one of Madlib's masterpieces, and pure funky sample wizardry by any standard! Includes Monk Higgins' "Slim's Return" interpreted by Ahmad Miller and DJ Lord Such on cuts, "Donald Byrd's "Distant Land", "Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Bounce", Yesterday's New Quintet's adaptation of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", Madlib Invazion's "Funky Blue Note", the Joe McDuphrey Experience take on Horace Silver's/Herbie Hancock's "Peace/Dolphin Dance" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersBattle Of Armagideon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really striking mid 80s effort from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – done at a time when his name and reputation had risen strongly on the global scene – which also seems to come through in the music as well! There's a wider range of styles going on here than before – and Scratch is more upfront, less hidden behind his own production – feeling that sense of mission as a messenger for madness that he seemed to take up at the time – a quality that comes through both in his lyrics and vocals, and in the nicely mish-mashed production as well! The set is credited to The Upsetters, but not the classic lineup – more a cast of characters behind much of the classic Black Ark material, though in good command of Scratch's brand of funky reggae. Titles include "Introducing Myself", "Time Marches On", "The Joker", "All Things Are Possible", "Grooving", "Drum Song", "I Am A Madman", "Show Me That River", and "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD reissue also features the 45 version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD

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✨✧ SkatalitesSkatalite (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal record in the transition from ska to rocksteady – and one of the key calling cards of The Skatalites – a group who were already moving well past their name! The lineup is classic – Don Drummond on trombone, Tommy McCook and Roland Alfonso on saxes, and a bit of vocal help from Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – all working together in a seamless blend that forever set a standard for this late 60s generation! The titles include "Yard Broom", "Carry-Go-Bring-Come", "Twelve Minutes To Go", "Magic", "Strolling In", "Dan-De-Lion", "Apanga", "Eastern Standard Time", "Musical Store Room", and "River Bank" – plus the cut "Rough & Tough" with Stranger Cole and "When You Call My Name" with Stranger & Patsy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsKnock Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Toots Hibbert delivers a definite knockout here – still very much in the best mode of his 70s classic work – with vocal support from other members of the Maytals, alongside that wickedly soulful lead that gave Toots such universal appeal over the years! Roots themes mix with more romantic elements on the tunes – and the raspy lead of the vocals still keep things at a very down to earth level, even at a time when some of the mainstream reggae world was starting to sound a bit too commercial. Titles include "Careless Ethiopians", "Never Get Weary", "Revival Time", "Spend A Weekend", "Two-Time", "Beautiful Woman", "I Know We Can Make It", "Missing You",and "Will You Be Kind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bunny WailerProtest (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late 70s solo effort from this founding member of the Wailers, self-produced on his own Solomonic label and then licensed to Island for worldwide distribution. A solid roots effort from one of the most significant moments in Jamaican music history, this album maintains Livingston's nicely crafted take on the heavily political roots rock that was both his and the Wailers' signature sound, and features backing from much of the Wailers band, though Robbie Shakespeare takes Family Man's bass spot. Includes a nice version of the Wailers' classic "Get Up, Stand Up", plus "Johnny Too Bad", "Follow Fashion Monkey", "Who Feels It", "Scheme Of Things", "Quite Trying", "Wanted Children" and "Moses Children". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPye Girls Colored My World – 32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties ... CD
Pye/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mad assortment of 60s girl pop from the UK – one that features a huge amount of material pulled from the vaults of Pye Records! If you've always thought that Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw were all that was going on in the UK pop scene at the time, you'll really be blown away by the scope of material in this collection – as the package features a total of 30 tunes in all, most of which are by artists that were barely ever known on this side of the Atlantic! The song selection is great – and nearly all of it is in that high-stepping, tightly punctuated mode that we first came to love in the tunes of Petula Clark, but which are really beginning to discover in a huge amount of other singers! Features work by Simone Jackson, Glo Macari, Shirley Abicair, Tammy St John, Helen Shapiro, Sharon Tandy, Sandra Barry, The Ferris Wheel, Mally Page, Tawney Reed, Billie Davis, and many others. CD
Also available Pye Girls Colored My World – 32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties (180 gram blue vinyl) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell Brown even plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record – which sounds especially great! Both Ashby and Evans are at the height of their powers here – mixing together bits of jazz, soul, and trippier elements in a sublime late 60s Cadet Records blend – one that's carried off perfectly on the original tunes "Truth Spoken Here", "Tornado", "Cause I Need It", and "Just Had To Tell Somebody" – but which also sounds great on some of the album's cool covers too! Other titles include Brazilian numbers "Reza" and "Canto De Ossanha" – both of which are transformed in Dorothy's hands – plus "This Girl's In Love", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", and "Windmills of Your Mind"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave Barker with The UpsettersPrisoner Of Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album with one of the most classic Trojan Records covers from the early days – and some of the greatest music on the label as well! Soulful singer Dave Barker gets backing here from Lee Perry's Upsetters – all on a nicely stripped-down album that features Scratch himself on production – ensuring a strong edge to the groove! Dave's style has a nice sense of variety – sometimes sweetly heartbreaking, other times screaming with a very raw sense of energy – at a level that maybe gives the whole album more dynamic vocal range than a James Brown album! Titles include the classic "Shocks Of Mighty" and "Prisoner Of Love", plus "My Cup", "Runaway Child", "Never Before", "The Same Game", "Build My Whole World Around You", and "Skanky Children". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino ... CD
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past few years. But even above that track, the whole album's pretty darn great – and it features an excellent set of vocals by the lovely Lynn Marino, a very unique vocalist with a sweet style that's sort of like Blossom Dearie. The whole album's got a lovely light groove, with some heavy rolling piano lines from Frank, tight rhythm backing by the trio, and a great sweet sound from Lynn. A real treasure, and impossible to find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Beyond The Clouds", "Pretty Pretty", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Love So Fine", "A House Is Not A Home", and the incredible "Feelin Good"! CD

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✨✧ Das EFXDead Serious (180 gram pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Das Efx are dead serious, and dead on the money with this tremendous debut album – really announcing themselves as one of the powerhouse hip hop forces of the early 90s – able to blend some of the bite of the west coast scene with the sharper rhymes and amazing production of the east! Almost every song on the set is a bonafide classic from back in the day – and the fantastic set list includes "Mic Checka", "Jussumen", "Looseys", "Dum Sums", "They Want EFX", "Straight Out The Sewer", "East Coast", and "Klap Ya Handz". Production by EMPD – which is kind of like icing on the cake! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carla ThomasGee Whiz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Warner/Music On Vinyl (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first album from Carla Thomas – and one of the first full statements from the burgeoning Stax Records scene of the early 60s! Carla was part of the Stax scene almost from the start – thanks in part to the fact that her father was Rufus Thomas – and she scored big with her own original composition "Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes" – a single so successful that Stax let Atlantic handle the first full album by Carla, instead of issuing it themselves. The record's got a much sweeter sound than some of Carla's later work – with an approach that's almost uptown soul, and which sets Carla's little girl vocal style amidst fuller arrangements that have a lot of "classy" overtones. The result is a classic bit of 60s soul – and the album features some great original tracks that include "Gee Whiz", "It Ain't Me", "For You", and "A Love Of My Own" – plus versions of "Your Love", "To The Aisle", and "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past few years. But even above that track, the whole album's pretty darn great – and it features an excellent set of vocals by the lovely Lynn Marino, a very unique vocalist with a sweet style that's sort of like Blossom Dearie. The whole album's got a lovely light groove, with some heavy rolling piano lines from Frank, tight rhythm backing by the trio, and a great sweet sound from Lynn. A real treasure, and impossible to find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Beyond The Clouds", "Pretty Pretty", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Love So Fine", "A House Is Not A Home", and the incredible "Feelin Good"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare American set by Ananda is one of his greatest ever – a brilliant mix of funky backings and tripped out sitar work – done in a way that blends together soul, funk, and rock – all given a particularly cool Indian twist. The vibe is very much in the best funky Bollywood style – but was actually done years before most Bollywood funk – and the set includes great covers of "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Light My Fire", plus great original tracks like "Sagar (The Ocean)", "Snow Flower", "Dance Indra", and "Metamorphosis". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHardcore Henry ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Germany), 2016. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing in the textured cover, including the comic and poster.)
 
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AcanthusLe Frisson Des Vampires (transparent blood red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the most obscure entries in the short-lived genre of prog-based horror soundtracks – and one of the best as well – music by the French group Acanthus, served up here for a creepy film by director Jean Rollin! In a way, the use of electric guitar with vampires is maybe even spookier than strings or organ – as the instrument brings on this sense of hedonistic freedom that really matches the tension of desire in the narrative – handled here in ways that are sometimes psychedelic, sometimes more spacious – on tunes that are mostly short, but which clearly have that prog possibility of springing into longform action! The music also has some eerie reed work and bits of organ – plus other odd sounds too – on titles that include "Funerailles Des Vampires", "Le Frisson Des Vampires", "La Chateau", "Wedding Party", "Occupied Clock", "Who Are You", "Blood-Cups", "Isabelles Demise", "Night Excursion", "Isa's Ceremony", "Flightless Bird", "The Shiver Of The Vampires", and "Envol Vers La Folie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – The covers on these has a slightly bumped corner from shipping.)

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Roy AcuffCountry Music Hall Of Fame ... LP
Hickory, 1960s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a pressing flaw that causes a short click on the first track of each side – the rest is clean.)

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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Richard BandTroll (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99
Magically moody music from Richard Band – sounds that are maybe a bit less creepy than image on the cover, but which transform nicely as the set goes on! Many of these cuts are longish – almost like mini-suites of soundtrack themes – often with strings used in these nicely-stepping ways – familiar and dramatic at some points, but more offbeat at others – with the most amazing highlights being these weird vocal bits – which sound like more atmospheric musings from the folks who live in Whoville from the Grinch cartoon! Titles include "Cantos V", "Cantos Profanae", "Cantos IV", and "Cantos II". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Troll ... CD 16.99

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Tim BlakeCrystal Machine (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Egg/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that was often played in performance to front some trippy film installations (as shown on the cover) – which perfectly suited the stretched-out spacey style of his music! The vibe is maybe a bit like early Tangerine Dream, but with some of the warmer modes of the French electronic scene of the time – and titles include "Midnight", "Last Ride Of The Boogie Child", "Synthese Intemporal", and "Crystal Presence". LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent blue vinyl!)

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Whit Boyd ComboParty Girls (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
Funky organ jazz from a very unlikely source – a Texas-made porno from 1969, and a movie that dared ask the question "Do prostitutes make good wives?" The music is unusual in that it's actually pretty darn good – nice small combo jazz, often with a good current of funk in the mix – surprisingly still around after all these years, on audio tapes that stand where no extant copy of the film remains! The sound is nice and raw – heavy drums, plenty of Hammond, and some trumpet solos too – all with a feel that's maybe more like a gem from the contemporary funk underground, although a lot grittier overall! Plus, most tracks are nice and long – clearly scored for extended sex scenes – which is a real rarity for music like this of the time, usually served up on the short side of a funky 45. The set begins with the trailer-like "Don't Miss The Party Girls" – then soars into the 15 minute "Nikki & The College Boys", and the 23 minute "Party Scene/Strip Poker" – plus a version of the James Brown tune "I Got The Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Party Girls ... CD 13.99

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Marion BrownPorto Novo (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Genius early work from reedman Marion Brown – an album that was originally only issued overseas, where it was recorded – as part of that legacy that's always had Brown getting a lot more attention in Europe than back at home! Yet the record's a monster that stands equally with Marion's seminal sides for Impulse and ESP – and is maybe even bolder than both of them, as Brown blows alto in a loose trio – with Maarten Van Altena on bass and Han Bennink on drums – in a mode that definitely puts the "free" in free jazz – recorded before the start of both FMP and BYG! Yet there's also that sensitive, soulful quality that makes Brown so great – that element in the music that's always had recordings like these as key pointers forwards to the loft jazz years on the NYC scene – a brilliant blend of freedom and inner spirit – on titles that include "Sound Structure", "QBIC", "Porto Novo", and "Similar Limits". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on transparent red vinyl!)

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Sandro BrugnoliniSuperground (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Some of the trippiest sound library material we've ever heard from Sandro Brugnolini – in part because the core group here is a psychedelic combo, which might have led to a few of the tracks being used in a short animated film on Sharon Tate and Charles Manson! Yet as with most of the great sound library albums of the time, the music is way more than conventional – as guitar, organ, bass, and drums are arranged, recorded, and produced in very unusual ways – with a really open ear towards the fuller, larger sound – which includes great effects and other elements along the way! The whole thing's very groovy – kind of mid 60s Italian mod soundtrack styles meeting the psychedelic generation – and titles include "Kissing", "Villa Polanski", "Sharon Tate", "Hip Now", "Lovable", "Petting", "Under Funeral", and "Malattia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Canterbury GlassSacred Scenes & Characters (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Ork/Stamford Audio (UK), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
An extended rock mass from Canterbury Glass – a very early entry in the genre that included work from David Axelrod, Mind Garage, and many others! There's less of a "holy" feel going on here than on other efforts of this type – as Canterbury Glass bring in a fair bit of heavy guitar to their work, mixed with harpsichord and flute to lighten things up at times – and topped with some chanted vocals to accent the spiritual feel of the music. Production is good, but relatively stripped down – which keeps a more earnest quality in place, and never lets things get too overblown. Titles include "Kyrie", "Nunc Dimittis", "Gloria", and "Prologue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on 180 gram vinyl.)

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John CarpenterFog (40th Anniversary 180 gram colored vinyl pressing –with 12-page booklet) ... LP
Waxwork, 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful sounds from the great John Carpenter – one of those records that reminds us that his music is often just as important as the images he puts on the screen! Carpenter's music for The Fog follows nicely in his work for other films – particularly Halloween – in that it's got this slow-building style that often makes great use of keyboards – often used sparely, with a really spooky sort of energy – and even more space, and at slower speed than his other horror soundtracks! The style really fits the "fog" theme of the film! Includes a bonus record of the original movie cues which have never been made available on vinyl before. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram white & sea-blue swirl colored vinyl – in a tip-on sleeve, and featuring a 12" booklet with unleased photos.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with a click on "Bye Bye Love".)

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ChicksSound Of The Chicks (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style that's a bit more down to earth than some of the harmonies of other groups of this nature – almost like the girls are so excited and happy with the tunes, they're exclaiming together – instead of trying to craft some more complex patterns with their vocals! That style makes these tracks instantly compelling, and bursting with energy – and backings have a tight Brit invasion style, nicely romping and rave up – with an odd male vocal urging the sisters on at points. Titles include "Heart Of Stone", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "The Birds & Bees", "I Feel Fine", "I Want You To Be My Boy", "Looking For The Right Guy", and "Goodnight Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of The Chicks ... CD 14.99

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Merry ClaytonGimme Shelter (black & white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ode/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A classic from Merry Clayton – and a record whose title follows from her big fame of singing on the original version of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones! The sound here is a lot more soul-based, as you'd guess – arranged beautifully by Gene Page, with a really righteous feel that's perfect for Merry's deeply soulful vocal approach – and produced to perfection by Lou Adler, with some surprising help from Curtis Amy – one of our favorite saxophonists ever. Music is by a hip cast of top-shelf talents from the coast – including Billy Preston on organ, Joe Sample on piano, David T Walker on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums – all nice and tight, but totally right in the pocket with their grooves. Titles include Merry's classic version of "Gimme Shelter", plus "Tell All The People", "I've Got Life", "Here Come Those Heartaches Again", and "Good Girls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on "Gray Eye" black & white vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanEvening With Ornette Coleman Part 2 (180 gram transparent vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the most striking Ornette Coleman albums of the 60s – a set that came together because of an odd regulation, but which also resulted in some really wonderful music as well! The record documents a 1965 London concert by Ornette – but, in order to get a visa to visit the UK, Coleman had to come across as a "serious musician" – so on Part 1, he works with a very cool wind quartet that features added flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon! This set features the second half of the performance – a trio performance with Ornette on alto, but also some trumpet and some really amazing violin – next to Charles Moffett on percussion and David Izenzon on double bass. Titles include "Falling Stars", "Silence", "Ballad", "Happy Fool", and "Doughnuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – on 180 gram transparent vinyl!)

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Ivan Mamao ContiPoison Fruit (180 gram splattered color vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $29.99
Really mindblowing work from legendary drummer Ivan "Mamao" Conti – a key part of Azymuth through that group's many years – and still going strong here as a solo artist on his own! The album's almost a 21st Century realization of the sound that Azymuth was going for back in the day – cascading percussion with plenty of influences from Brazilian music and jazz, often given some electric elements along the way – but always in a style that's warmly organic, and right on the groove! Conti gets help from younger Azymuth and Incognito generations – as Alex Malherios plays bass on the record and Daniel Maunick handles keyboards, more percussion, and production – all at a level that never stomps on Ivan's vision at all – and which instead makes the whole thing as rewarding as any Azymuth session we've heard over the past few decades. Most tracks are instrumental, save for some airy wordless vocals – but Thiago Martins sings lead on "Que Legal", and other titles include "Aroeira", "Bacurau", "Poison Fruit", "Jemburi", "Ecos Da Mata", "Encontro", and "Tempestades". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Poisoned" colored vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch!)
Also available Poison Fruit ... CD 9.99

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John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to embrace even at the height of the CD era – so much so that he talked Downbeat magazine into letting him write a special column on musical delights that had never made it to the digital format! Corbett helped plenty of music get reissued on CD himself – thanks to countless label projects – but he also always held a special place in his heart for the kinds of records that never got reissued – and those are the sorts of titles featured here – a massive run of music that runs from jazz to funk, American and European, totally obscure to completely common – presented beautifully together in this massive book! The volume doesn't just bring together Corbett's columns, but also offers up full color reproductions of all the record covers, along with a few other details too – to support efforts on dozens of artists – a huge list that includes Melvin Jackson, Bill Leslie, Black Grass, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Phil Seamen, Khan Jamal, Klaus Doldinger, The Mad-Hatters, Tommy Jones, Guy Warren, The Three Souls, United Front, Johnny Lytle, London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Paul Smoker, AK Salim, Noah Howard, Jack Wilson, and many others – a good number of whom have yet to be reissued. The book is wonderful – and Corbett's longtime declaration of being a vinyl freak is more important than ever, given the rebirth of the medium! Book is 250 pages, softcover, with color images. Book

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (stereo) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
What can we say? This 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Kind Of Blue (Gold CD) ... CD 18.99
Kind Of Blue (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Danny ElfmanDick Tracy – Original Score (transparent blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Rhino, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
After big success on the Batman soundtrack, Danny Elfman turns his talents to another comic character – Dick Tracy, as portrayed by Warren Beatty in the 1990 film that's not nearly as good as its music! While the movie was filled with over-the-top characterizations that completely went against the brilliance of the original strip, Elfman's score is a brooding masterpiece of understatement – rejecting all the cartoony elements of the film, and instead furthering Elfman's growing talent for orchestral scoring. Titles include "Slimy DA", "Meet The Blank", "Breathless Comes On", "Crime Spree", "Rooftops", "Blank Gets The Goods", "Showdown/Reunited", and "After The Kid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right pressing. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Fabio Fabor (Fabio Borgazzi)Pape Satan (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hard/Beatball (Korea), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.98
A really dark little sound library album – but maybe that's what you would have guessed from a record that has satan in the title! The music here is almost a stripped-down, compressed approach to some of the territory that Goblin were bringing to their early soundtracks – lots of keyboards, guitar, and other electric elements – used in styles that move between spare and moody, to more compressed and intense – the latter especially on songs that pick up the rhythms a bit, but in a way that's far from the more familiar post-disco grooves of the Italian slasher scene. Fabio Fabor wrote and performed the entire set – with instrumentation that includes Fender Rhodes, Arp, and vocoder – on titles that include "Dies Irae", "Stige", "Trillo De Diavolo", "Dalle Sirene", "Diabolic Love", "Caronte", "Segno Di Fuoco" "Ad Inferos", and "Acheron". LP, Vinyl record album

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Feminine ComplexLivin' Love (expanded 2LP pink vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Athena/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99
There were plenty of girl garage groups in the 60s – but the Feminine Complex have gone onto legendary status over the years – thanks in part to their ability to put together songs that really knock things out of the park! The music often has a quality that's almost ripe for mixing up for more commercial modes by a bigger label – but it's the earnest, honest vibe of the more stripped-down presentation that really adds a lot of charm – as the group mix together well-chosen mellow moments with harder rocking numbers – completely winning all the way through. Titles include "Run That Thru Your Mind", "Six O'Clock In The Morning", "Hide & Seek", "Now I Need You", "I Won't Run", "Time Slips By", "I've Been Workin On You", and "I Don't Want Another Man". 2LP set features lots of bonus material – including "A Summer Morning", "The Warmth Of Your Smile", "Is This A Dream", "Movin", "Hold Me", "Now I Care", "Love Love Love", and some demo tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl appearance of all the tracks on the bonus LP!)
Also available Livin' Love (with bonus tracks) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 15.99

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Rob Franken ElectrificationFunctional Stereo Music (Together/Six Seven Eight/Don't Stop/Colours & Images/Absorbed Love/Blue Sky Fingers) (3CD set) ... CD
678 Records (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99
An amazing package of rare work on Fender Rhodes – a 3CD set that brings together six full albums that were recorded in the 70s, but never saw the light of day until vinyl issued in recent years! Pianist Rob Franken is totally great – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of the 70s when it came to the Fender Rhodes! Rob's a master of the instrument here – playing it jazzily, but also with this open flow that's really wonderful – and which really makes the best use of the instrument's potential, and doesn't drown it in too much jamming, which could sometimes be the case with other European musicians who handled the instrument! Instead, Franken lets the space between the notes do as much as the notes themselves – which really keeps things soulful throughout – and although most of the cuts feature an augmented trio, sometimes with added percussion or keyboards – a few of the tracks feature Ferdinand Povel on flute and tenor, and Jiggs Whigham on trombone. But even without the horns, the keys are more than enough – as they step out and soar on a whopping 70 tracks in all – including a few bonus tracks too! CD

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Freeez/John RoccaSouthern Freeez/Variations On A Theme (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beggars Banquet (UK), 1981/2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.99
A great double package – one that brings together the original debut album from Freeez – plus new variations from the group's John Rocca! The core album alone here is tremendous – a UK jazz funk classic, and a set that's been an underground favorite for years – maybe a bit more sophisticated and subtle overall than some of the electro soul club classics from Rocca and the group – with jazzy elements that might come as quite a surprise, and a very equal balance between instrumental and vocal moments – both of which are pretty darn nice. There's a lot more warmth going on than just beats and keyboards – and titles include "Mariposa", "Easy On The Onions", "Flying High", "First Love", "Southern Freeez", and "Roller Chase". The second set is new takes on older music by Rocca – sometimes with a bit more of a modern club vibe at the core, yet still all of warmth and soul. Titles include "Rain", "My Name Is Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Simple Breeez", "Feeel The Music", and "Southern Freeez 20 + 20". LP, Vinyl record album
(Double LP pressing – on marbled & splattered vinyl!)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On – Live ... LP
Motown, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 26.99
A tremendous live performance from Marvin Gaye – recorded at the Kennedy Center in 1972, and based around his classic album What's Going On – yet handled in a completely different way! The set's not just a straight reading of the record – as the song order is different, and the presentation is unusual too – with Marvin at the piano, bringing a more intimate style to some of the songs – while also opening them up with looser, more fluid backings – all in ways that show us just how much was going on in his ever-fertile mind during this high point of creativity! The material was issued originally as a bonus CD of the deluxe release of the core album – but it stands proudly here on its own, in a new package that also offers up an even better mix of the music than before. Titles include "Wholy Holy", "Save The Children", "Right On", "Inner City Blues", "What's Going On", "Flyin High", and "God's Love" – plus a very cool 13 minute "Sixties Medley", which offers changed-up takes on Marvin Gaye tunes from the earlier years of Motown. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
Also available What's Going On – Live ... CD 13.99

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Davy GrahamHolly Kaleidoscope (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A really great record from the legendary Davy Graham – and one of his few to be recorded with wife Holly Gwyn! Holly's an American singer, and one who's maybe got a bit more of a folk blues approach than Davy – and their balance together is mighty nice – lots of that fantastic fingerpicking work that Graham brought to his guitar, which is here both acoustic and electric – often with that current of jazz that made his music stand out so much on the UK scene! Some tracks feature just Davy, some just Holly, and there's some nice instrumentals too – amidst titles that include "Flower Never Bend With The Rainfall", "Blackbird", "Blues At Gino's", "Mary Open The Door", "Fingerbuster", "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", "Charlie", "I Know My Love", "Sunnymoon For Two", and "Wilt Thou Unkind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition muli-colored vinyl pressing!)

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Greyboy Allstars with Fred WesleyWest Coast Boogaloo (grey swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Greyboy/Knowledge Room, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... About January 22, 2021
The debut album from the Greboy Allstars – a live group, and one that works in contrast to the funky beats that Greyboy was producing on his own – but at a level that still shares an equally strong love of the best sounds of 70s funk! These guys were very early in the deep funk game – before Daptone, Colemine, Soul Fire, and all the other labels that would issue material of this nature in yars to come – and they're joined here by the legendary Fred Wesley on trombone – who gives their music just the right sort of touch! Tracks include "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Tenor Man", "Fire Eater", "Soul Dream", and "Fried Grease". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey swirl colored vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Enrico Intra TrioJazz In Studio (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Beautiful trio material from Italian pianist Enrico Intra – a player with a great sense of rhythm, and a nice sharp edge in his music! Intra's piano is quite modern at times, although never in ways that are too out or academic – always coming back to the inside for some warmer notes that really make the tunes appealing – a special sort of sparkle that's very much the charm of the Italian 60s modern scene! At times, there's almost a hint of sentimentality in his notes – but it's always played with a bit, turned on its head – almost an overseas reworking of familiar American modes from the 50s, pushed into bright new territory by Intra. Trio members include Puppo DeLuca on drums and Palino Salonia on bass – and titles include "Pittura", "Nardis", "Percussion", "Classic Jazz", "John Lewis", "TraBop", "Fiora Blues", and "Tre Tre Tre". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jethro TullNothing Is Easy – Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (180 gram transparent orange vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eagle/Ear Music (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
A really great live set from Jethro Tull – full of the strong solos and expanded performances that always made the live side of the group so great at the time! The lineup here features searing guitar work from Martin Barre, keyboards and piano from John Evan, and plenty of wicked lines on flute next to the vocals of Ian Anderson – on titles that include "Dharma For One", "Bouree", "My God", "My Sunday Feeling", "With You There To Help Me", "To Cry You A Song", "Nothing Is Easy", and "We Used To Know/For A Thousand Mothers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition on transparent heavyweight vinyl!)

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George JonesFirst In The Hearts Of Country Music Lovers ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a tracklist sticker. Vinyl plays with a short click on the track 4 of each side.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings (3LP 180 gram vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard! Right from the start, this group was really something special – formed by the meeting of two legendary talents, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis – and driven strongly by a lineup of all-star players who were happy to shelve their egos this night of the week, and come together in a unit that was far more than just the sum of its amazing parts. Players on these two nights include Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, Jimmy Owens and Bill Berry on trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer and Garnett Brown on trombones, and Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Jerry Dodgion on a flurry of amazing reed performances – producing the kinds of insane colors and edges the group was always known for! This isn't big band jazz – at least not the sort you'd think of with cliche – and instead, the recordings document the meeting of amazing talents creating effortlessly together under the leadership of two generous giants. The package is wonderful, really a tribute to this amazing music – oversized, and with a huge booklet of notes and photos – and 2CDs with titles that include "Back Bone", "Big Dipper", "Mornin Reverend", "Little Pixie", "All My Yesterdays", "Once Around", "Ah That's Freedom", and "Don't Ever Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a soaring, majestic quality – a similar blend of jazz and global elements that we've heard in Korwar's music – but the additional of lyrics on most numbers really transforms the whole thing, and uses Korwar's strong sonic sensibilities as the backdrop for some very powerful global messages! MCs include Trap Poju, MIrande, Zia Ahmed, Aditya Prakash, Deepak Unnikrishnan, MC Mawali, and Delhi Sultanate – and titles include "Mango", "City Of Words", "Bol", "Pravasis", "Good Ol Vilayati", "Coolie", and "Mumbay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on orange vinyl with download!)
Also available More Arriving ... CD 7.99

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KraftwerkTechno Pop (aka Electric Cafe) (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kling Klang/Parlophone, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A mid-80s gem from Krafwerk – a record that almost caught the world by a bit of surprise, and which showed that the four robotic guys from Germany were alive and well! The influence of Kraftwerk on the sound of early 80s music is undeniable – from rock to soul to hip hop – yet here, the group remind us that they're still better at the game than most – using spareness to create a lot more than some of the more bombastic younger groups of the time – bringing warmth to the digital age in a way that so many others could not! Titles include "Boing Boom Tschak", "Techno Pop", "Musique Non Stop", "House Phone", "Sex Objekt", and "Electric Cafe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive!)

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Francis LaiPop Story – The Best Psychedelic Themes By The Master Of French Film Music ... LP
Play Time (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $32.99
Some of the funkiest, grooviest sounds we've ever heard from Francis Lai – the French film composer who gave the world the soundtracks for Love Story and A Man & A Woman – but who comes across here in a style that's more like some of the best British and Italian sound library material of his generation! Most tracks have a mod, upbeat groove – jerking rhythms, sweet soulful instrumentation, and occasional chorus vocals that round things out with a very cool vibe. We recognize a few of these tracks from some of Lai's ultra-rare soundtracks (some never issued on vinyl at all) – but others are more obscure – and the set features the tracks "Keep It Cool", "Party Music", "Whitechapel", "Las Vegas Circus Ballet", "Saint Tropez", and "Cinq Pour L'Aventure". Also features two cuts with lead vocals – "Seule" sung by Nanette Workman, and "Ballet Du Voyou" sung by Victor Upshaw. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Aaron Lupton & Jeff SzpirglasPlanet Wax – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl (hardcover – with bonus 7 inch) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... Book
1984, 2020. New Copy ... $39.99
A fantastic book on a unique slice of soundtrack culture – the rise of the sci-fi soundtrack in the 60s and 70s, which also matched a real rise in new musical styles too! The book is filled with color images of vintage records, but is also way more than just an artwork book – as the authors have interviews with some key composers – including Stu Phillips and Laurence Rosenthal – and really provide a history of the genre through the 80s, which might have been its biggest decade on vinyl! These guys gave us a great book on horror soundtracks – Blood On Black Wax – and this book may well even top that one. 270 pages, full color, hardcover. Book
(Limited edition of 1000 – signed bookmark edition, with green vinyl 7" single with unused music from the Tobe Hooper film and more work by Christopher Young!)

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Alessandro MagnaniniSomeway Still I Do (colored vinyl pressing with bonus tracks) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A real rising star on Schema Records – composer Alessandro Magnanini, best known for his hit with Mario Biondi – stepping out here in a beautiful album of his own original music! There's a fresh feel here that really opens up a new chapter at Schema – still a bit of their old jazz/bossa vibe, but with a more expansive quality too – one that embraces bits of Bacharach, snaps of 60s soundtracks, and gentler jazzier passages too – all put together by a group that features key talents from the contemporary Italian scene – like vocalists Rosalia De Souza and Stefania Rava, trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, and other instrumentalists on vibes, piano, tenor, and trombone. Most instrumentation is live – scored nicely, but not enough so that it loses the spontaneity of jazz – and other vocals are by Jenny B and Liam McKahey. The work is really beautiful – still mostly upbeat, but hardly just the stuff of dancefloor grooving too – key proof that Maganini's a big talent to watch in years to come. Titles include "Livin My Life", "Open Up Your Eyes", "Stay Into My Life", "But Not For You", "Greetings From Here", "Something Fine", "Suddenly", "Blind Date Blues", and "So Long Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition double colored vinyl pressing with bonus tracks!)

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

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Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio (green & yellow vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. New Copy ... $24.99
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green & yellow split color vinyl with obi!)

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✨✧ Tom Misch & Yussef DayesWhat Kinda Music ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes definitely make some kinda music here – a sweet blend of jazzy elements, contemporary soul, and a spacious, spacey vibe that resonates strongly with some of our favorite recent sounds from the west coast! The album's on Blue Note, but it's a bit different than some of the label's recent projects – even those that are more soul-based – as the vibe here is heavy on keyboards, vocals, and guitar from Misch – set up with drums from Dayes, in a style that's funky but mellow – all tripping out nicely, with help from a variety of guests along the way. Titles include "Tidal Wave", "The Real", "Sensational", "I Did It For You", "Julie Mangos", "Kyiv", "Last 100", and "What Kinda Music" – plus "Lift Off", with guest work from Rocco Palladino – and "Nightrider", with guest work from Freddie Gibbs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe vinyl pressing – in a very cool die-cut cover!)
 
 
 



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