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CopywriteHappy Hour (clean, main, inst)/Beautiful Trainwreck (clean main, inst) ... 12-inch
Nature Sounds, 2005. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With production by J-Zone and Jake One. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Shafiq HusaynLoop (Instrumentals) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
It's been many years since Sa-Ra have expanded our minds with their revolutionary blend of hop hop and soul – but fortunately, Shafiq Husayn has carried on the group's legacy – and has reached an even higher plane with music like this! Husayn brings all the fantastic production skills to the instrumentals version album that made Sa-Ra great, but also really opens the door to a much more cosmic soul style of presentation. This album's got a rock-solid core in Shafiq's music – which really unifies the efforts of everyone, and makes the whole thing feel like a wonderfully collaborative effort. Titles include "Message In A Bottle", "Twelve", "Picking Flowers", "May I Assume", "DMT", "Between Us 2", "Cycles", "Hours Away", "Walking Round Town", "On Our Way Home", and "Show Me How You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weldon IrvineSpirit Man ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters Charles Sullivan and Everett Blood Hollins, and saxophonist Sonny Fortune – both players who really help the album find some soulful structure! The album's all-instrumental, and has Weldon really taking off on the keyboards – not just using them for main solos, but also dropping in cool noisy bits and analogue effects that really sound great – almost out-Herbieing Herbie Hancock for the record, and turning in some of his biggest classics on wax! Titles include the massive sample cut "We Gettin' Down", plus "Jungle Juice", "Blast Off", "Softly", "Power & The Glory", "Yasmin", and "Pogo Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)
Also available Spirit Man (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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StalleyReflection Of Self – The Head Trip ... LP
Blue Collar Gang/Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
Strong stuff from Ohio rapper Stalley – produced in full by Janport J here with sometimes gritty, sometimes soaringly soulful mood that's a nice foil for Stalley stout flow and sharp wordplay throughout. There's something distinctly midwestern in Stalley's soul searching rhymestyle – if we didn't see Ohio in his bio, we might thought he was from Chicago, it's big shoulders style rap, immune to trends and built to last. Includes "Head Trip", "All So New", "Don't Get Involved", "Bad Ass Kid", "Innermission", "A Main", "Hold It Up", "Peppermints & Water" feat Kenneth Whalum and "Reflection Outro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria Ann TaylorDeep Inside Of You/World That's Not Real (2018 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Columbia/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her vocals, as some cool vibes and other sweet touches work some magic in the background! "World That's Not Real" has more great vibes – ringing out at the start and really setting up the moody tone for the tune – which is one of the trippiest bits of 70s female soul we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Hugo MontenegroHugo In Wonder-Land (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The moog wizard Hugo Montenegro takes on the music of Stevie Wonder – in a blend that maybe makes the record one of the coolest that the studio maestro ever recorded! Hugo had already proven that he could groove in the 60s, and he picked up the moog at the end of the decade and started really working magic with the electronics – and here, the songs of Stevie Wonder provide an extra-special setting for his talents – as Hugo mixes in a range of keyboards, including some Arp, with tight studio work from Carol Kaye on bass, Hal Blaine on drums, and Larry Carolton on guitar. Titles include great versions of "Living For The City", "Too High", "Superstition", "Higher Ground", "You've Got It Bad Girl", and "All In Love Is Fair". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EnlightmentAgape Love (vocal, instrumental, remix) ... 12-inch
Nature Sounds, Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare gospel track, but one with plenty of 80s soul touches – including catchy beats, sweet keyboards, and some really dynamic work on the vocals! The whole thing feels a lot more like some great lost club track than a gospel number – percolated throughout with sweet electro energy, which holds up strongly on both the instrumental and remix! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dave PikeJazz For The Jet Set (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Atlantic/Nature Sounds, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic little album that's every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set's a standout early American date that predates Pike's later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some tighter Atlantic Records influences – all served up by a hip group of players that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Clark Terry and Marty Sheller on trumpets, and Grady Tate on drums – plus Herbie Hancock making a rare appearance on organ! There's a great little bounce to most numbers – not really funk, but a blend of soul instrumental and more contemporary jazz styles – in a way that takes a Blue Note groove more towards the jukebox audience. Titles include "When I'm Gone", "Devilette", "Sweet Tater Pie", "Blind Man Blind Man", and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A strong little record that speaks its message right in its title – and which follows up with some inventive production touches that are sure to set Preservation apart from the pack! Much of the aesthetic here seeks to bridge a space between New York and China – using the melting pot of Queens as a strong springboard – sometimes with found snippets that address global issues, sometimes with slight instrumental flourishes that echo trans-Pacific culture – but all topped with rhymes from a variety of guests that really center the project in New York – contributions from Roc Marciano, YoungQueenz, Mach Hommy, Ka, Your Old Droog, Quelle Chris, AG, Grande Marshall, and others. Titles include "Rose Royce", "Medicine Drawer", "Lemon Rinds", "A Cure For The Common", "Mouth Of A River", "Money In the Wild", "A Scholar's Rock", and "Dragon Town". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shafiq HusaynLoop ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
It's been many years since Sa-Ra have expanded our minds with their revolutionary blend of hop hop and soul – but fortunately, Shafiq Husayn has carried on the group's legacy – and has reached an even higher plane with music like this! Husayn brings all the fantastic production skills to the album that made Sa-Ra great, but also really opens the door to a much more cosmic soul style of presentation – one that creates a sonic universe that's all his own, but which is big enough to allow for some really great guest work from a lineup that includes Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Anderson.Paak, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Thundercat, and Flying Lotus! Unlike other many-guest records, which sometimes get tipped between the talents from track to track, this album's got a rock-solid core in Shafiq's music – which really unifies the efforts of everyone, and makes the whole thing feel like a wonderfully collaborative effort. Titles include "Message In A Bottle", "Twelve", "Picking Flowers", "May I Assume", "DMT", "Between Us 2", "Cycles", "Hours Away", "Walking Round Town", "On Our Way Home", and "Show Me How You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong little record that speaks its message right in its title – and which follows up with some inventive production touches that are sure to set Preservation apart from the pack! Much of the aesthetic here seeks to bridge a space between New York and China – using the melting pot of Queens as a strong springboard – sometimes with found snippets that address global issues, sometimes with slight instrumental flourishes that echo trans-Pacific culture – but all topped with rhymes from a variety of guests that really center the project in New York – contributions from Roc Marciano, YoungQueenz, Mach Hommy, Ka, Your Old Droog, Quelle Chris, AG, Grande Marshall, and others. Titles include "Rose Royce", "Medicine Drawer", "Lemon Rinds", "A Cure For The Common", "Mouth Of A River", "Money In the Wild", "A Scholar's Rock", and "Dragon Town". CD
(Limited to 500 copies – and in a beautiful rice paper package!)
 
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Ann McMillanGateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... LP
Folkways, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
A really beautiful record from Ann McMillan – one of the lesser-known talents in the female legacy of electronic music – but one we'd put right up there right next to Daphne Oram for her inventive genius! The set was recorded at the legendary Princeton Center For Electronic Music – and has a great approach in which McMillan mixes together sounds from nature with some acoustic instruments – then creates a blend through creative electronics, so that air, sea, traffic, and nature sounds are combined with percussion and other elements. One song is completely created from The Gong sound sculpture by artist Frederick Kiesler; another mixes New York Harbor sounds in an amazing way; and still another reworks a variety of unusual sonic emanations from a harpsichord. Titles include "Gateway Summer Sound", "Gong Song", "Amber 75", "Syrinx", and "Episode". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – done just like an original Folkways album!)

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✨✧ Three SoundsBlack Orchid ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $14.99
Maybe the most evocative title of all the Three Sounds albums of the 60s – and one that really gets at the dark beauty of the entire record! By the time of this release (the group's 7th for Blue Note), Gene Harris and the trio had really come into their own – and were moving past simple soul jazz modes into this wonderful blend of grooviness and lyricism – still very much beholden to Harris' rhythmic approach to the keys, but also filled with loads of complicated lines, especially from the group's wonderful bassist Andrew Simpkins – whose round tone is especially great on the mellow numbers. Titles include Randy Weston's "Saucer Eyes" , Neal Hefti's "Black Orchid", and the tracks "Don't Go Don't Go" and "Oh Well Oh Well", both originals by Gene Harris. CD reissue adds in 6 bonus tracks – including "You Dig It", "Nature Boy", "Theme From M Squad", "Back Home", and "Azule Serape". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDaora – Underground Sounds Of Urban Brasil – Hip Hop, Beats, Afro, & Dub ... LP
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2013. New Copy ... About November 27, 2020
A really excellent little compilation – one filled with great sounds from the Brazilian underground, and a really rich blend of music that goes way beyond the straighter booty-shaking beats you'll find on other collections of this nature! The music here is often much deeper than some of the straight bass and hip hop coming out of the Brazilian charts – and although lots of these cuts do draw on American production influences, the overall presentation is much rootsier – with echoes of the samba soul generation and other great stretches of Brazilian grooves – even when things are somewhat electric overall. The whole thing's a very much-needed push deeper into the contemporary underground in Rio and Sao Paulo – and titles include "Cada Um Cada Um" by Espiao, "Mulato" by Iconili, "Blu" by DJ Mako, "Para Mulatu" by Amabis, 10 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ann McMillanGateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really beautiful record from Ann McMillan – one of the lesser-known talents in the female legacy of electronic music – but one we'd put right up there right next to Daphne Oram for her inventive genius! The set was recorded at the legendary Princeton Center For Electronic Music – and has a great approach in which McMillan mixes together sounds from nature with some acoustic instruments – then creates a blend through creative electronics, so that air, sea, traffic, and nature sounds are combined with percussion and other elements. One song is completely created from The Gong sound sculpture by artist Frederick Kiesler; another mixes New York Harbor sounds in an amazing way; and still another reworks a variety of unusual sonic emanations from a harpsichord. Titles include "Gateway Summer Sound", "Gong Song", "Amber 75", "Syrinx", and "Episode". CD
Also available Gateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ George MgrdichianNow Sounds Of The Middle East ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool combo album of music on the lute-like oud – and one that almost seems to echo the way that bassist Ahmed Abdul Malik took the instrument into more jazz-based territory at the start of the 60s! George Mgrdichian plays in a style that's maybe more traditional overall, but with a small group that features guitar, bass, and drums – so that the tunes spin out in this really cool way that links the older North African traditions of the instrument with some of the 60s modes that you might guess from the title! The set's a lot less pop than other records of its nature – and maybe even more so than some of George's other albums too – and although most tunes are traditional Turkish, Greek, or Armenian numbers, the set also features one nice Beatles cover too – a tight take on "Yesterday", and a version of "Take 5". Other titles include "Sultan Yega", "Israeli Medley", "Caderemen Ustune", "Sev Khavar", "Shenez Longa", "Marinella", and "Laz Bar". CD

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✨✧ Eric WinstoneEric Winstone Plays 007/Supersonic Sounds ... CD
Avenue/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of sweet easy albums from the UK scene of the 70s! First up is Eric Winstone Plays 007 – a batch of James Bond themes, as you'd guess from the title – but handled in a way that's a bit different than usual! Given the early 70s recording time of the record, the approach is nicely changed up from many 60s outings of this nature – production that's often got some nice warm touches, and arrangements that get a bit loose and free with the tunes – not nearly as slavishly tied to the original soundtracks. Winstone brings in some surprising jazzy flourishes to some numbers – and titles include "The Man With The Golden Gun", "Thunderball", "Diamonds Are Forever", "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "The James Bond Theme", and "Live & Let Die". Supersonic Sounds is a mixture of early 70s film themes and a few other numbers, put together by Eric Winstone with a vibe that's somewhere in the more easily grooving side of the UK sound library scene fo the time – not all-out funky, but with some really impeccable arrangements that set the record way apart from more familiar pop instrumental fare! Titles include "Shaft", "Oasis", "Something", "Good Vibrations", "Playboy", "Hacienda Happenings", and "The Good The Bad & The Ugly". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Maria Teresa LucianiSounds Of The City (Suoni Di Una Citta) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing sonic portrait of the modern city – one created on the early 70s Italian scene, but lost to the shifting sands of time, due to its release as a sound library-only album! We've heard Maria Teresa Luciani on a few other records of this nature – but this one may well be her greatest – music that's beyond categorization in the way it presents its subject – not really jazz or soundtrack styles at all, but also not some sort of too-modern compositional idiom either. Instead, the whole thing seems to make some sort of honest, organic sense – as it presents differing aspects of the city, both residential and commercial, public and private – often with a sense of darkness in the immediate approach, but also with a current of hope at times too. Titles include "Public Gardens", "Modern Residential Complex", "Supermarket", "Poor Neighborhoods", "Power Station", "Traffic", and "International Airport". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sven LibaekNature Walkabout ... CD
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian jazz scene at the time, and its particularly strong influence from the LA scene, both cool jazz and 60s soundtracks – as well as some key European elements as well! Rhythms are wonderful – lively and loping, but also very gentle too – maybe an influence from bossa nova, but also very individual too. A gem through and through – and tracks include "Bush Theme", "Nature Walkabout", "Lonely Australian Landscape", "Fun Music", "Danger Elements", and "Excitement". CD

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Ataraxia (Mort Garson)Unexplained – Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/Sacred Bones, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On November 6, 2020
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running through the mix – an early use of the electronics to explore the darker corners of reality, served up with lots of cool 70s occult touches – in a way that's oddly more timeless than some of the later projects of this nature from the industrial generation. Garson's range of tones is wonderful – from fuzzy bassy bits, to sparkling keyboard lines, to lots of spacey sounds in between – and titles include "I Ching", "Tarot", "Deja Vu", "Seance", "Sorcerer", and "Astral Projection". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blank BlueWestern Water Music Vol 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used ... $3.99
A compelling new project from Nobody – quite different from his previous work, and very much in tuneful territory – thanks to help from vocalist Niki Randa! The style here is somewhat subtle – well-crafted tunes that shimmer in shadows of soundshapes – almost atmospheric, but with a bit more structure than the usual downtempo pop of this nature – and Niki's vocals are a big part of this, as they help bring form to Nobody's sounds in some really nice ways. The album's got some dark undercurrents that still echo a previous Nobody vibe – and titles include "A New Design", "Eyes Closed", "Sonic What", "All The Shallow Deep", "Circles In Circles", and "Faces". CD

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Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (3CD set) ... CD
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 3CD ... $25.99
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! CD

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Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos/FleshtonesSanta Claus Conquers The Martians/ Hooray For Santa Claus (7 inch green vinyl pressing & DVD) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Modern Harmonic, Early 60s/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... On November 27, 2020
Sounds from the much-ridiculed 60s trash classic – a Milton Delugg original plus a cover by The Fleshtones – plus the movie on DVD! (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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William EatonMusic By William Eaton ... LP
Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... About October 1, 2020 (delayed)
Beautifully mellow sounds from William Eaton – a 70s hippie-esque figure who wandered the desert in Arizona, and had a great talent for building his own stringed instruments! Here, William's working on an assortment of self-created guitars – one with 6 strings, one with 12, and one with a whopping 26 strings – dubbed an "elesion harmoniom", and sounding a lot more like a harp than anything else! The style of these tunes is spare and often spacey – played with sounds of nature in mind, often in ways that flow out in the breeze, and come back with a slight little echo. The home made ("private press", if you will) nature of the original album is expanded nicely here with additional notes and photos – and the CD features a total of 18 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD

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Yoshiaki Fujikawa & Eastasia OrchestraDeclaration In March (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1982. Used ... $24.99
Long-spun sounds from this Japanese avant collective – a group that's got the lineup of a jazz orchestra, but which often comes off with a smaller, more intimate feel! The recordings here are mostly live – and feature the group's reed-heavy lineup moving in very compelling ways – not the free-form blast of sax sounds you might hear from a European ensemble of this nature – and instead sometimes a mix of tuneful togetherness, or solo speculations – often mixed with trumpet and trombone in some weird textural musings. Titles include "El Centauro", "Only For Life", "Never Say Die", and "This Is Heaven". 2CD set adds in 5 more bonus tracks – all recorded in the early 80s! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) (with insert & obi) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
CBS/Get On Down, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... On November 27, 2020
An excellent Japanese-only album by Herbie – featuring all acoustic playing, recorded in San Francisco, in 1977 – in an incredible trio setting with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! Really, really wonderful stuff – right at home among many of Herbie's electric recordings at the time! Despite the absence of electric keyboards, there's a bit of a light funky groove on some tracks – with lots of warm bass sounds from Carter, and some beautiful light work on the drum kit from Williams. Titles include "Watch It", "Speak Like A Child", "Look", "Milestones" and "Whatcha Waitin For". All tracks are long, and the record's got a nice sweet mellow vibe! (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Replica of the original Japanese release – with full color insert & obi!)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Yusef LateefLast Savoy Sessions ... CD
Savoy, 1957/1959. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Incredible early work from Yusef Lateef – some of his best! On these early Savoy side, Lateef is drawing from the wealth of influences that were running through the Detroit jazz underground of the 50s that spawned him – and apart from a strongly-conceived bop-influenced sound, you'll also hear Lateef experimenting a lot with jazz exoticism, using different reed instruments and odd small-group arrangements in a manner that's sort of a more "inside" version of similar work done at the time by Sun Ra and group. Lateef's work at this point is a key link in a tradition of exploratory Afro-centric jazz that runs through Roland Kirk's "Black Classical Music" of the 60s, and the underground output of labels like Tribe or Strata East during the 70s. About half the cuts on here are fairly straight, and still pretty nice, but those that aren't will open your eyes to Lateef's genius! Includes titles from The Fabric Of Jazz, The Dreamer, Jazz & The Sounds Of Nature, and Prayer To The East – with 19 numbers that include "Arjuna", "Valse Bouk", "Check Blues", "Gypsy Arab", "Sram", "Lover Man", and "8540 Twelfth Street". CD
(Out of print, booklet is wrinkled from some water damage. Promtional stamp on cover.)

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Sven LibaekInner Space – The Lost Film Music Of Sven Libaek ... CD
Festival/Trunk (UK), Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Incredible work from one of our favorite soundtrack artists ever – Sven Libaek, a Norwegian-born composer who recorded some of his grooviest work on the Australian scene of the 60s and 70s! Sven might have sounded fine in his homeland, but when he got to Oz he really opened up a lot – working with some of the key Australian jazz players of the period, most of whom had borrowed some of the grooviest styles from American, European, and Brazilian records of the time! The package features slices from 4 different soundtracks by Sven – all of them great, and all of them in a sublime mix of jazz, bossa nova, and some of the groovier soundtrack styles of the 60s – played by musicians who include Don Burrows on flute, John Sangster on vibes, and Col Nolan on organ – coming together in sounds that are weird, watery, but always grooving along in a gentle sort of way. Titles include "Music For Eels", "Dark World", and "Sounds Of The Deep" from Inner Space (1974); "Main Theme", "Desert", and "Peaceful Landscape" from Nature Walkabout (1965); "In The Wave", "The Lost City", and "Bush Fire" from To Ride A White Horse (1966); and "Start Growing Up Now" from The Set (1970) in both vocal and instrumental versions! CD
(Out of print.)

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Marshall McLuhan/Jerome AgelMedium Is The Massage ... CD
Columbia/Five Day Weekend, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
A real mind-trip – and an incredible document of the times – not just ideas floating around in the late 60s, but also new ways of making records too! The album is loosely based around ideas and writings from The Medium Is The Massage – McLuhan's important 1967 book, co-written with Quentin Fiore – and represented here as a wild sound collage that blends together music, sounds, media snippets, and readings by McLuhan, Fiore, and a host of other voices! The album's actually much more of a "happening" than a spoken word album – a real studio party that's cut up and messed up by all the added effects, sounds, and music – genius that comes from Jerome Agel, who put the whole project together – and delivered it to the loving hands of John Simon, who produced some other wonderful records of this nature for late 60s Columbia. A real delight throughout – and the kind of an album we wish people still kept making! Great reissue package – in a gatefold LP-styled sleeve, with additional artwork, rare photos, full notes on the sessions, and more! CD

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MetallicaS&M (3LP set) ... LP
Blackened, 1999. New Copy 3LPs ... $29.99 59.99
The title's a bit of a joke, but it points the way towards the nature of this very special project – as the "S" is the San Francisco Symphony, working with the "M" of Metallica – all in a very special blend of their own sounds with some larger orchestrations conducted by Michael Kamen! Unlike older classic rock albums of this nature, which were usually done when the core group had really run out of steam – Metallica are still very much in their prime here, and working to serve up strong versions of tunes that include "Enter Sandman", "No Leaf Clover", "Nothing Else Matters", "One", and other Metallica classics! LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print – limited copies at a special price!)

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Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1965/1968. Used ... $9.99
A strange little record, but a great one too – a posthumous album that took older Wes Montgomery sides and souped them up a bit after his death! The core material here is quartet recordings done in 1965 – Montgomery's guitar in a hip group with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – other material recorded at the same time as the Smokin At The Half Note set, discovered later by Verve, and augmented with fuller backings from Claus Ogerman for this record in 1968. In contrast to some of Wes' other albums of this nature, the core combo grooving was done first, which then ends up directing Ogerman's arrangements – and not the other way around – making for a really unique mix of sounds, especially on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "Four On Six", "Oh You Crazy Moon", "Willow Weep For Me", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Portrait Of Jennie". CD
(Out of print, cover has light wear.)

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Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. CD

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Sun RaAntique Blacks ... LP
Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys – and there's some spiritual undercurrents to the set that are different than some of Ra's other albums with the instrument – some deeply feeling rhythms and soulful, spiritual expressions that really belie the Space Is The Place generation in which the album was cut. A few recitations imbue the record with a bold sense of poetry, which seems to be carried through strongly in the instrumentation too – especially on John Gilmore's tenor lines, which almost have a Shepp-like quality at points. Other players include Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto, Ahk Tal Ebah on trumpet, Clifford Jarvis on drums, and Sly on electric guitar – and titles include "Song No 1", "There Is Change In The Air", "Antique Blacks", "Would I For All That Place", "Ridiculous I & The Cosmos Me", and "This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God". LP, Vinyl record album

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. Used ... $17.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds amazing next to Suzuki mellow-stepping lines. If you've heard any of Suzuki's other albums from the period, the style is somewhat similar – quite soulful throughout, but with an easygoing, open feel that's quite different than many American sessions of this nature – and which makes it clear that the bassist is the leader, not the pianist! Titles include a great version of "Manha De Carnaval", plus "Angel Eyes", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Blues". CD
Also available Black Orpheus ... CD 19.99

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds amazing next to Suzuki mellow-stepping lines. If you've heard any of Suzuki's other albums from the period, the style is somewhat similar – quite soulful throughout, but with an easygoing, open feel that's quite different than many American sessions of this nature – and which makes it clear that the bassist is the leader, not the pianist! Titles include a great version of "Manha De Carnaval", plus "Angel Eyes", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Blues". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
Also available Black Orpheus ... CD 17.99

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UmbraUmbra ... CD
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't half-warmed psyche, or more-sophisticated garage – but instead show a group instantly ready to express their own sort of style – longish tracks that have a really great sense of structure, and which are unified by a really sharp sense of instrumentation from the trio, despite a few different lead singers in the mix! There's a nice current of sadness in the mix, too – almost a morning/mourning after the 60s sort of sound – and titles include "Jupiter Probe", "Ho Pideous", "Denver Over Glide", "Ides", "Siberia", and "Bloon Moan". CD
Also available
Umbra ... LP 19.99
Umbra ... LP 16.99

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UmbraUmbra ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't half-warmed psyche, or more-sophisticated garage – but instead show a group instantly ready to express their own sort of style – longish tracks that have a really great sense of structure, and which are unified by a really sharp sense of instrumentation from the trio, despite a few different lead singers in the mix! There's a nice current of sadness in the mix, too – almost a morning/mourning after the 60s sort of sound – and titles include "Jupiter Probe", "Ho Pideous", "Denver Over Glide", "Ides", "Siberia", and "Bloon Moan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available
Umbra ... CD 8.99
Umbra ... LP 19.99

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UmbraUmbra ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't half-warmed psyche, or more-sophisticated garage – but instead show a group instantly ready to express their own sort of style – longish tracks that have a really great sense of structure, and which are unified by a really sharp sense of instrumentation from the trio, despite a few different lead singers in the mix! There's a nice current of sadness in the mix, too – almost a morning/mourning after the 60s sort of sound – and titles include "Jupiter Probe", "Ho Pideous", "Denver Over Glide", "Ides", "Siberia", and "Bloon Moan". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Umbra ... CD 8.99
Umbra ... LP 16.99

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VariousBanana Split For My Baby – 33 Gems From The Good Old Summertime ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
The sounds of summer in the years before the Beach Boys and surf music – songs that proclaim the glory of the warmest months of the year, but in raunchy styles from the early years of rock and roll! Artists run the gamut from rockabilly singers, to R&B groups, to some surprisingly strong contributions from more pop-oriented acts – and as with other Bear Family packages of this nature, the whole thing is plenty playful – put together with a good deal of wit in the song choices and presentation! Titles include "Sunday Barbecue" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "The Sun Is Shining" by Elmore James, "Banana Split For My Baby" by Louis Prima, "Summer's Coming (demo)" by Ronnie Dawson, "Strollin On The Beach" by The Hollywood Flames, "Beach Time" by Roger Smith, "Suntan Tattoo" by The Valiants & Sandy Vale, "Summertime Love" by Roy Head & The Traits, "Beach Comber" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Night Theme' by The Mark II, "Moonlight Swim" by Nick Noble, "26 Miles" by The Four Preps, "Sunglasses After Dark" by Dwight Whitey Pullen, "Summertime Rock" by Rodney & The Blazers, and "The Big Beach Party" by The Jades with Pacer's Music. CD

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VariousBubblerock Is Here To Stay – The British Pop Explosion 1970 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A fantastic collection of work from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a treasure trove of pop cuts from the time, most of which never made it across the Atlantic to our neck of the woods – and which represent a whole different world of music than you'd know from the classic rock and prog albums that usually represent the period! Instead, these are cuts that were cooked up in the studio in search of a hit – some by names that worked strongly in the 60s, others by new groups – some of whom only existed as a name on a label – but all in search of fresh sounds, groovy lyrics, and a way of putting over a tune that spoke volumes about the studio changes and advances taking place around the UK scene at the time! A number of cuts here have production that might be vaguely in glam territory, while others change up the way that vocals and guitars work together, and others evolve past Brit pop modes of the 60s – embracing psych or hard rock elements, but in a subtle way. As with other Cherry Red/Grapefruit collections of this nature, the whole thing is a stunning journey through music that we'd never have heard otherwise, and never in this much detail – presented with a big booklet of notes on all the crazy cats within – to support 85 tracks by artists who include Paintbox, Simon Turner, Mr Bloe, The Weathermen, Fumble, Posse, Gingerbread, Majority One, Jonathan King, Marmalade, Clifford T Ward, Stud Leather, Paul Gabriel, Autumn, St Cecelia, Rick Price, The Piglets, Kincade, Sweet, The Sad, Gumm, The Angelette, Grumble, Jungle Jim, Shag, Bubblerock, Harmony Grass, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Stardust, Bill Fay, Pete Dello, Buggy, David Essex, Peter Kellern, Fickle Pickle, Touchwood, and many others! CD

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VariousHong Kong Score ... CD
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Very cool grooves from the world of Hong Kong cinema – not just familiar styles from kung fu movies, but a nice range of different modes too! The music is often funky, but not always – and some tracks have vocals, while others are completely instrumental – brought forth here in a mix of sounds that's really wonderful overall, with a very strong 70s vibe on most numbers! The notes are a bit obscure – so it's not entirely easy to tell when and where all the songs are from – but given that most collections of this nature in the past have been completely in Chinese or Japanese, we're happy to take what we can. Titles include "Where Is My Love" by Lena Lim, "Sister Rainbow" by Li Tai Hsiang, "Violin" by Teresa Teng, "Memories" by The Apollo, "Johnny Guitar" by Soul Dance Music, "Huaye League" by New Wave Orchestra, "Lonely Heart" by Chang Siao Ying, and "Warm" by Yuan Ye San Chong Chang. CD
Also available Hong Kong Score ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ VariousHong Kong Score ... LP
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99
Very cool grooves from the world of Hong Kong cinema – not just familiar styles from kung fu movies, but a nice range of different modes too! The music is often funky, but not always – and some tracks have vocals, while others are completely instrumental – brought forth here in a mix of sounds that's really wonderful overall, with a very strong 70s vibe on most numbers! The notes are a bit obscure – so it's not entirely easy to tell when and where all the songs are from – but given that most collections of this nature in the past have been completely in Chinese or Japanese, we're happy to take what we can. Titles include "Where Is My Love" by Lena Lim, "Sister Rainbow" by Li Tai Hsiang, "Violin" by Teresa Teng, "Memories" by The Apollo, "Johnny Guitar" by Soul Dance Music, "Huaye League" by New Wave Orchestra, "Lonely Heart" by Chang Siao Ying, and "Warm" by Yuan Ye San Chong Chang. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hong Kong Score ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Luis BacalovDjango (limited edition colored vinyl) ... LP
GDM/AMS (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, and in different ways – without as strongly of a unified feel as other albums of this nature. But it's those shifting sounds that make the record great – always creating an unsettling sort of mood, and one that's almost always in the darker, starker side of the spectrum. Bruno Nicolai handled orchestrations, and titles include "Blue Dark Waltz", "Django (Waiting)", "Django (Love Moment", "La Corsa (2nd Version)", "Vamonos Muchachos", "Duello Nel Fango", "Town Of Silence", "Epera Y Ataque", "Fruscii Notturni", "Django (Rage)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis – so Ra really center stage on the keys, and spends most of the record making some really weird and wonderful sounds on the moog – showing the world that, although the instrument was already gaining popularity in the hands of others, nobody could handle the futuristic sound machine like the spaceman himself! The mix of moog with avant jazz solos is completely sublime – and titles include "Intergalactic II", "To Nature's God", and "The Code Of Interdependence". CD features some great bonus tracks – the 17 minute "Space Probe", plus some alternates and odd takes too! CD

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✨✧ VariousHotwax Presents Kayokyoku Bangaichi – Actress Collection Of Toho Records Vol 2 – Anatatte Sugoinone (You Are Great) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy sounds from Japanese actress Anatatte Sugoinone – presented here in a collection of work from the record label arm of Toho Cinema! The work is all of early 70s vintage, and has a smooth, seductive poppy feel– Anatatte's Japanese language vocals wrapped up in sweet-stepping rhythms, lush backdrops, and sad-tinged instrumental moments – all packaged together beautifully with artwork as vivid as one of her classic films! Titles and notes are all in Japanese, but there's a total of 22 tracks in all – all a very good stylistic match for European work of this nature from the same time – save for the difference in language. CD

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✨✧ Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsMango Walk – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 1 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of the hippest British groups of the postwar years – an ensemble who definitely live up to their name – by presenting both modern sounds of bop, and some hard-driving rhythms rooted in Afro-Cuban modes! The approach is very similar to the best Verve-related projects of this nature from the time – such as records by Machito or Chico O'Farrill, or some of the Charlie Parker Latin sides – with a similar sense of larger arrangements and individual solo strengths – very much at the cutting edge of jazz, and with a sharpness that still sounds tremendous all these many years later. Graham leads the group on tenor sax, and other musicians include Derek Humble on tenor, Joe Hunter on trumpet, and Ralph Dollimore on piano – as well as a fair bit of percussion, too – including early work from Ginger Johnson and Phil Seaman. Titles include "Mike Fright", "Skylon", "Chloe", "Mango Walk", "All The King's Horses", "Barbados", and "Cuban Canon". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic pairing of players – two musicians who really bring out the best in each other in this set of improvisations recorded during the Krakow Jazz Festival – really bold basswork from the legendary Barry Guy, and the kind of ever-changing sounds, shapes, and tones that we always love from the reedwork of Ken Vandermark! Guy seems more on fire here than many other recordings from the time – and there's a photo inside the cover that really reflects the kind of warm intimacy and understanding he has with Vandermark – this really sport of special improvising magic that flows effortlessly throughout. Vandermark plays clarinet and a variety of saxes – and titles include "Black White Red Blue", "Riding The Air", "Curving Of The Wave", "I Will Sing You Of The Moments", "Shadow Cuts Light", and "Nature Is A Wolf". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusCumbia & Jazz Fusion ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the most enigmatic albums that Charles Mingus ever recorded – especially in his later years! The set features two very long tracks done by Mingus for use in a film about cocaine traffic between New York and Columbia – but considering the nature of the music, and the freely exploratory style, both numbers here stand very well on their own! Although touched with some of the Latin influences you might expect from the title, the sounds are often darker and more brooding than, say, the Mingus style on the classic Tijuana Moods set. And instead, there's a very serious soundtrack-like vibe going on through most of the set – larger jazz orchestrations used to beautifully underscore subtle themes, and breakout solo moments from players who include Mauricio Smith on flute, Paul Jeffrey on tenor sax, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone. The album also features a fair bit of added percussion – and features two long tracks, "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" and "Music For Todo Modo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis – so Ra really center stage on the keys, and spends most of the record making some really weird and wonderful sounds on the moog – showing the world that, although the instrument was already gaining popularity in the hands of others, nobody could handle the futuristic sound machine like the spaceman himself! The mix of moog with avant jazz solos is completely sublime – and titles include "Intergalactic II", "To Nature's God", and "The Code Of Interdependence". CD features some great bonus tracks – the 17 minute "Space Probe", plus some alternates and odd takes too! CD

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✨✧ Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis – so Ra really center stage on the keys, and spends most of the record making some really weird and wonderful sounds on the moog – showing the world that, although the instrument was already gaining popularity in the hands of others, nobody could handle the futuristic sound machine like the spaceman himself! The mix of moog with avant jazz solos is completely sublime – and titles include "Intergalactic II", "To Nature's God", "The Code Of Interdependence", "The Perfect Man (complete tracking session)", and the 17 minute "Space Probe"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Greyboy Allstars with Fred WesleyWest Coast Boogaloo (tri-colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Greyboy/Knowledge Room, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
(Limited edition tri-colored (orange/purple/red) vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Fred Lonberg-Holm & The Amphibians Of The EvergladesBow Hard At The Frog ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual albums we've heard from cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm – and one that's a lot closer to the title than you might think! The album was actually recorded alongside frogs – specifically in the Everglades, where Fred collaborated with sound artist Gustavo Matamoros – who brings the sounds of the great swamp to life alongside Lonberg-Holm's work on the strings of his instrument! The match is pretty darn great – given that Fred himself has experimented often with electronics, and can make just the right textures from his instrument to fit the moment – although this time around, the sound is even more organic – as Matamoros echoes the sounds of nature and various Everglades creatures. Titles include "Far 1", "Near 2", "Far 3", "Far 4", and "Near 1". CD

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✨✧ PigeondustWay Back Then ... LP
Cold Busted, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Hip hop instrumentals from producer Pigeondust, repping inventive beatcraft that feels fresh every time we hear it – this time taking inspiration from the classic Yo Mtv Raps era, but it's a really unique blend and truly timeless. The gritty vinyl sourced sample atmosphere and insistent headnodding style links it classic rap, but the way he mixes jazzy soul bits with nature sounds and all kinds of compelling sounds is more contemporarily relevant than it is retro. Includes "Chienowa", "Class", "Dummies", "Kan-Nana Street", "Magicnight" feat Ozoyo, "Sky", "Altona", "Maze", "Jazzloop A" and "Jazzloop B", "Home", "Intense" feat DRWN, "Wave", "Sunnyday", "Struggle", "Nothing But Jazz Loops", "Keep On", "Numero", "Fiesta", "1973" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Entourage Music & Theater EnsembleNeptune Collection ... LP
Folkways, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Warmly experimental music from the 70s Folkways scene – music that's a mixture of jazz, folk, electronics, and improvised styles – played with an open, honest sort of feel! The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble features four composer/musicians – Joe Clark, Wall Matthews, Rusti Clark, and Michael Smith – all individuals with a nicely subdued sensibility, despite the "theater" in the group's name. The work here is hardly performative – at least not in an aggressive sense – and instead is a beautiful matrix of sounds from instruments that include keyboards, acoustic guitar, soprano sax, viola, gong, and percussion – all used lightly, with an approach that's almost a folksier take on early 70s spiritual jazz – especially given the way the acoustic guitar is used. Titles include "Nature Spirits", "Incantation For The Death Of Self", "Space Needle Suicide", "Tar Box Poltergeist", and "Druid Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature (unmixed) ... LP
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his selection here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. The LP features a dozen Black Jazz tracks, all unmixed – and titles include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TurtlesTurtles Present The Battle of The Bands ... LP
White Whale, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the coolest concepts ever for a 60s rock record – and maybe one of the standout sets from The Turtles! The album is set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures Children, Fats Mallard & The Bluegrass Fireball, The Bigg Brothers, The LA Bust '66, and many other fake combos – all in a way that offers up a brilliant commentary on rock music in the late 60s! The effortlessness with which the group approaches the songs is fantastic – each number could have been a hit for the individual groups, were they real. One of our favorite tracks is the incredible "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea", played by the Royal Macademia Nuts – which has an incredible funky breakbeat all the way through! Another nice one is the funky cut "Buzzsaw", which has a fuzzy guitar groove that sounds a lot like "Tramp" – and other titles include "Surfer Dan", "The Last Thing I Remember", "Elenore", "You Showed Me", "Food", and "Chicken Little Was Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and lightly bent corner.)

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Casa Das MaquinasCasa Das Maquinas ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $14.99
A lost Brazilian rock set from the mid 70s – one that's nicely perched between the psychedelic sounds of the indie scene and some of the more tightly fused modes of the MPB mainstream! The tunes here are all relatively tightly structured – but they're carried off with a relaxed sensibility that really makes them sparkle – an almost languid quality that really fits the spacier production on both the vocals and guitars, nicely keeping things informal – almost as if the record were some rare set on a really tiny label. Titles include "A Natureza", "Trem De Verdade", "Canto Livre", "Preciso Lhe Ouvir", "Domingo A Tarde", "Sanduiche De Queijo", and "Mundo De Paz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Yutaka HiroseNova + 4 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Misawa Home/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Spare soundscapes from Japanese keyboardist Yutaka Hirose – mostly composed on a variety of electronic instruments, but with a vibe that's very natural and organic overall! The music is very slow-moving, and unfolds at a quiet pace – all definitely in the tradition of the best Ambient Music projects from Brian Eno – but maybe even taking things a bit further, with a gentle sense of construction and abstraction – all blended with occasional sound effects pulled from nature, which furthers that organic quality in the music. Titles include "Taiko", "Humming The Sea", "Through The Windows", "Nova", and "Slow Sky". This edition also features four long unreleased tracks, recorded at the same time – "Old Dream Spell", "Light Which Shakes Quietly", "One Day In Summer", and "Shadow Of A Water Droplet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OtisMidnight At The Barrelhouse – The Johnny Otis Story Vol 1 1945 to 1957 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible earlier work from Johnny Otis and other great players – the first volume in Ace's Johnny Otis Story – in a number of settings with players including The Robins, Little Esther, Big Mama Thornton, The Jayos, The Sheiks and others! Remarkable, formative west coast rhythm & blues that really sounds great – from stripped down formations to bigger R&B orchestra numbers that are just as incredible – cut for Modern, Savoy, Peacock, Mercury, Dig, Federal and other labels. 25 tracks: "Johnny Otis Signature", "Good Old Blues" with Pete Guitar Lewis, "Double Crossing Blues" with The Robins & Little Esther, "Oopy-Doo", "Cattle Train" with Jimmy "Hurricane Edwards" Beasley, "Shake It Lucy Baby", "Buy Bye Baby" with Marie Adams, "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", "Every Beat Of My Heart" with The Royals and more, building up to '58's huge "Willie And The Hand Jive". CD

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John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision, 1988. Used ... $13.99
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like these he was really embracing the bigger sounds of the time – and has a way of mixing his guitar roots with kind of a fuzzier, more electric vibe – of the sort that the Gramavision label could do wonderfully at the time. The group is mostly a quintet, with Don Alias on percussion – and keyboards are by Robert Aries on all tracks, but George Duke steps in with some solos as well. Titles include "Signature Of Venus", "Dirty Rice", "Did It", "Loud Jazz", "Otay", "True Love", and "Igetthepicture". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Real – Kent/Modern Deep Soul Treasures ... CD
Kent/Modern/P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $36.99
A huge helping of deep soul tracks from the south – South California, that is – from the mighty Kent/Modern label, home to a huge amount of under-discovered music in the 60s! Modern first hit its stride recording R&B and blues in the postwar years – but during the 60s, the company continued as a strong indie, through its Kent label – with a real dedication to the sorts of sounds that were not getting as much exposure elsewhere! Kent recorded a fair bit of artists from points south and east – hitting the southern circuit to find talent as much as Atlantic Records – but they also allowed the artists to really do their own thing, and come up with standout styles that aren't nearly as hammered down into a single label signature approach. The result is a great blend of music, as you'll hear here on this 48 track set – overflowing with gems by Earl Wright, Ruth Davis, Robert Ramsey, Danny Monday, Jimmy Robins, Foxfire, Johnny Adams, Vernon Garrett, The Other Brothers, Bobby John, Billy Watkins, The Sims Twins, Willie Gauff & The Love Brothers, Freeman King, Jeanette Jones, and many more! CD

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✨✧ SweetbackSweetback ... LP
Epic, 1996. Sealed 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that kind of snuck under the radar at the time – but which has gone onto become a crucial part of soul music from the 90s, and a record that's one of the blueprints for the neo soul generation to come! Sweetback are a trio of musicians who provided important backing for Sade – the kind of warm, classic-styled soul grooves that made her a standout right from the start – and which also inspired a whole generation of musicians to leave behind some of the more electronic modes they were using in the 80s. The set really marks a shift back towards warmer, jazzier, more human sounds of soul music in the 90s – and in addition to great instrumentation by the core trio, the set also features some early vocals from Amel Larrieux, plus work from Maxwell too. Titles include "You Will Rise", "Au Naturel", "Walk Of Ju", "Softly Softly", and "Sensations". LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing on 150 gram vinyl. Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker on front and a promo stamp on back.)
 
 
 



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