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Attic (Rodrigo Amado/Goncalo Almeida/Onno Govaert)Summer Bummer ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Tenorist Rodrigo Amado gets plenty of open space to really show off his creative tones and textures here – improvising freely in a trio that also features Goncalo Almeida on bass and Onno Govaert on drums! We've heard Amado before, but somehow he really grabs us here – partly because he's got this way of hitting soulful currents before going farther out – grounding his freer, looser moments in some more organic energy – which really keeps things interesting on the three longer tracks on the set. Titles include "Walking Metamorphosis", "Free For All", and "Aimless At The Beach". CD

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Albert Beger QuartetGate ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful performance by a group led by saxophonist Albert Berger – one who play with spiritual, almost cyclical energy that creates a great setting for the solos of Berger on tenor and shakuhachi! There's an organic flow to most numbers – as the other three musicians hit modes that aren't exactly straight, but which have a nice sense of internal logic – pulsating out on most numbers, getting just a bit free on others – with work from Milton Michaeli on piano, Shay Hazan on bass, and Ofer Bymel on drums. The set was recorded in Israel, and titles include "The Gate", "Zen", "Shakuhachi Impro", "Silence", and "Birds & Trees". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony ColemanCatenary Oath ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Solo piano work from Anthony Coleman – a really wonderful side of his talents, given full exposure here on a variety of shortish tracks! The music seems to echo that way of cascading and combining tones that Coleman does so well on reeds – but mixes up occasional bursts of frenzied freedom with some more contemplative, spacious passages too – and a few straighter moments on the album's reworking of tunes by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. A really bright star in the longer catalog of Coleman's music – with titles that include "For Roscoe Mitchell", "Something To Live For", "Funeral Xylophone Music", "Catenary Oath", "For Mark Andre", and "Her Cerotic Dip". LP, Vinyl record album
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Shay HazanGood Morning Universe (10 inch LP) ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful music put together with a really strong sense of doubling – tenor sax from Albert Beger and Eyal Netzer, drums from Haim E Peskoff and Ofer Bymel, and both bass from leader Shay Hazan and a unique 5-string cello from Nadav Masel! The players come together in a way that seems to echo some of the tension between arrangement and freedom that the Chicago scene was exploring so strongly in the previous decade – echoing generations of modernism at once, but with results that are completely contemporary – and extremely powerful in their intensity! Titles include "Densho", "Compassion", "Courtesy", and "Hope". LP, Vinyl record album

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William Hooker QuintetChannels Of Consciousness ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
A brilliant showcase for the drums of William Hooker – ringing out loudly and proudly here in the company of younger players who really help support his energy! Hooker's got this sharp punch that comes through right away – that mixture of freewheeling rhythms and more expressive musical vision that's made so much of his recent work so great – given a slightly different spin here in the company of Dave Ross on guitar, Chris Di Meglio on trumpet, Adam Lane on bass, and Sanga on percussion. The passages that have interplay between Sanga and Hooker are especially great – and titles include "Character", "The Unfolding", "Thought & Intention", "Compelling Influences", "Three Hexagons", and "Connected". CD

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Jan Maksimowicz/Dmitrij GolovanovThousand Seconds Of Our Life ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. Used ... $9.99
The album's got a very poetic title, and a wonderfully poetic sound as well – music that adds up to way more than the 1000 seconds promised on the front, served up in beautiful duets between Jan Maksimowicz on soprano sax and Dimitrij Golovanov on piano! Some tunes are quite short, others run for a few minutes – and there's a great sense of variety throughout – sometimes quite free, sometimes more lyrical – often with a nice sense of space around the edges, and a balance of modernism and sentiment, a bit like ECM at its best. Titles include "210 Seconds", "302 Seconds", "170 seconds", "72 Seconds", and "228 Seconds". CD
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Also available Thousand Seconds Of Our Life ... LP 22.99

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Jan Maksimowicz/Dmitrij GolovanovThousand Seconds Of Our Life ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
The album's got a very poetic title, and a wonderfully poetic sound as well – music that adds up to way more than the 1000 seconds promised on the front, served up in beautiful duets between Jan Maksimowicz on soprano sax and Dimitrij Golovanov on piano! Some tunes are quite short, others run for a few minutes – and there's a great sense of variety throughout – sometimes quite free, sometimes more lyrical – often with a nice sense of space around the edges, and a balance of modernism and sentiment, a bit like ECM at its best. Titles include "210 Seconds", "302 Seconds", "170 seconds", "72 Seconds", and "228 Seconds". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thousand Seconds Of Our Life ... CD 9.99

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Sunny Murray/Bob Dickey/Robert AndreanoHomework ... CD
Super Secret Sound/No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $14.99
Drummer Sunny Murray really hit some wonderfully subtle, sensitive moments in the later years of his career – as you'll definitely hear here, working in a trio with Robert Andreano on guitar and Bob Dickie on bass! Both of the string players use their instruments in ways that are often textural – with Andreano creating slower waves of sound on his electrified instrument, and Dickie moving with careful energy alongside – which has Murray often using the drum kit in more open, spacious ways that resonate well with the other two musicians. A few tracks get freer jazz force, and remind us of Sunny's bold, righteous power in such a setting – and titles include "Good Things", "Swell", "Homework", "Memorial Day", and "Why You Need A Lawyer When Your Pants Are On Fire". CD
Also available Homework ... LP 22.99

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Sunny Murray/Bob Dickey/Robert AndreanoHomework ... LP
Super Secret Sound/No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Drummer Sunny Murray really hit some wonderfully subtle, sensitive moments in the later years of his career – as you'll definitely hear here, working in a trio with Robert Andreano on guitar and Bob Dickie on bass! Both of the string players use their instruments in ways that are often textural – with Andreano creating slower waves of sound on his electrified instrument, and Dickie moving with careful energy alongside – which has Murray often using the drum kit in more open, spacious ways that resonate well with the other two musicians. A few tracks get freer jazz force, and remind us of Sunny's bold, righteous power in such a setting – and titles include "Good Things", "Swell", "Homework", "Memorial Day", and "Why You Need A Lawyer When Your Pants Are On Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Homework ... CD 14.99

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Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry RobinsonHaunt (with bonus track) ... CD
Otic/No Business (Lithuania), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the few albums cut as a leader by vibes genius Bobby Naughton – a player who's part of a very elite group of improvisers on the instrument – right up there with Walt Dickerson or Jason Adasiewicz for sheer imagination and individual sound! Bobby's talents are perfectly balanced here with key collaborator Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and the great Perry Robinson on clarinet – a very angular trio that really makes the most of its individual components, and which provides a perfect showcase both for Bobby's vibes, and his strong sense of composition. Titles include "The Haunt", "Slant", "Places", "Rose Island", and "Ordette". CD features a bonus alternate of "Slant". CD

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonConcert In Vilnius ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for sound as they have for music – and that really comes through here with a stunning array of soundshapes and textures – which are also balanced by some surprisingly tuneful moments too. Evan Parker blows soprano and tenor, Barry Guy is on bass, and Paul Lytton is on drums – and the set features a full improvised performance, divided up into sections. CD
Also available Concert In Vilnius ... LP 22.99

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonConcert In Vilnius ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for sound as they have for music – and that really comes through here with a stunning array of soundshapes and textures – which are also balanced by some surprisingly tuneful moments too. Evan Parker blows soprano and tenor, Barry Guy is on bass, and Paul Lytton is on drums – and the set features a full improvised performance, divided up into sections. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Concert In Vilnius ... CD 14.99

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Quat Quartet (Van Hove/Lovens/Blume/Vandewyer)Live At Hasselt ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Very resonant sounds from this unique quartet – a lineup that features piano and accordion from Fred Van Hove, vibes from Els Vandeweyer, and percussion from both Paul Lovens and Martin Blume! The mix of vibes and piano is already great enough – quite free, and ringing out with spacious notes on both ends – and the addition of the pair of percussionists really opens up the sound, especially as both players are far from any rhythmic needs – and instead interact more with the percussive notes of the other instruments. The set features four different numbers, all improvised – "H1", "H2", "H3", and "H4". CD

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Howard RileyLive In The USA ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing work from British pianist Howard Riley – recorded during a winter in the 70s that found him living in the US – where he must have been giving Cecil Taylor a good run for his money! Riley's always amazing – but by this point in his career, he'd found a way to completely let loose on the piano – working here on long, improvised passages that often feature unusual tonal aspects of his instrument that seem to go beyond just work on the keys – almost as if Riley were finding a way to make the larger shape of the piano resonate with all this extra sonic energy – to a point where we'd swear there was more than one person on the recording, even though all the material here is solo. The material is fantastic – every bit on a par with Riley's best records of the 70s – and titles include "Tolerance", "Flower Street", "Blocks", and "Big City". CD

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Masahiko Satoh/Sabu ToyozumiAiki ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1997. New Copy ... $22.99
The great pianist Masahiko Satoh works here alongside the drums of Sabu Toyozumi – on two long tracks that really show both players at their sonic best! Satoh plays in a way that swings between structure and freedom – and his movements seem to be echoed by Toyozumi on the kit – sometimes progressing rhythmically with this slight sort of swing – other times as frenzied as Satoh on the keys, but always with this sensitive ear for just the right tone. Titles include "The Move For The Quiet" and "The Quiet For The Move". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Shipwreck 4 (Bennett/Johnston/Mezzacappa/Rosaly)Shipwreck 4 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
A really well-balanced group – one who float beautifully on waves of improvised sound, and hardly seem likely for a shipwreck at all! The quartet features Aaron Bennett on tenor, Darren Johnston on trumpet, Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums – players who seem to brew their sound together, at differing temperatures throughout, while finding ways to flow their performances together in stark sounds and jagged corners that somehow fit together like the pieces of a musical puzzle. There's definitely no clear leader here – in the best way possible – and titles include "Bloom", "Everything's Coming Up Rosaly", "The Face Consented At Last", and "The Storm We See The Sea We Saw". CD

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Steve Swell/Robert Boston/Michael VatcherBrain In A Dish ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
We sometimes forget the power of Steve Swell on trombone – then along comes a record like this, which helps us remember all over again! Swell bursts out of the gate with this fantastically dirty tone – a way of rasping up his notes while still stating them with great focus – driven on by the powerful drums of Michael Vatcher, and peppered with shots on both piano and organ from Robert Boston – a trio that can come on with great power at some points, then hold open a more spacious gate to sound at others. Swell's tone is bracing and original throughout – and titles include "Psychopath In A Church Pew", "New Use For Old Neurons", "Brain In A Dish", "Just Another Alogism", "Tastier Than Oranges", and "Fried Or Roasted". CD

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✨✧ Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld/Shay Hazan/Nir Sabag)Reptiles ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's lots of wonderfully low tones on this set – not just the bass clarinet of Ziv Taubenfeld, but also the moody drums of Nir Sabag, and the deep-toned basswork of Sha Hazan – a trio of players we've never heard together before, but who really find their own special place in sound! There's a brooding intensity to the whole set – one that never gets too overblown, maybe because of the limitations of the bass clarinet – but which also holds on in this really great way throughout, even as the styles of expression shift slightly from track to track. Titles include "Moondoctor", "Book", "Reptiles A", "Drops", "Reptiles B", and "Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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✨✧ Whit Dickey/Kirk KnuffkeDrone Dream ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kirk Knuffke is a trumpeter who always seems to sound best in a spare setting – which is definitely the case here, as he blows alongside drummer Whit Dickey – freely improvising these lines that sparkle with a surprising amount of lyrical beauty! The set's not the usual free jazz outing – as Knuffke makes most of these tracks sound like songs, with a really tuneful approach on most numbers – balanced out by slightly freer, looser drums from Dickey – but in a way that never overwhelms the more sensitive aspects of Kirk's playing. Titles include "Oblique Blessing", "Weave 2", "Soaring", and "Legba Sequence Dream 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Werner Hasler/Karl Berger/Gilbert PaeffgenHasler Paeffgen Berger ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest sessions in years from vibist Karl Berger – a set that has him in a nicely spacious trio mode – with Gilbert Paeffgen on drums, and Werner Hasler on both trumpet and electronics! The mix of trumpet and vibes is especially great – almost reminding us a bit of Don Cherry's work with Berger – save for the fact that Hasler's maybe a bit more open in his phrasing, which seems to pull out the sound even more and really hold the notes in space! The electronics are pretty cool too – a bit "dirtier" in tone, which also creates some nice elements – and titles include "Metro Dim Dim", "Lomallet", "Holtondimi", "Spiralthing", "Notes", and "CAbH". CD

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✨✧ Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)Jones In Time Saves Nine ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's no keeping up with these Joneses – as the well-matched trio is alive with energy throughout – really moving past any expectations we might have based on the individual players, as they make all these fantastic choices throughout – and find ways to really reach forward as a single unit, in a range of really wonderful sounds! Bassist Mark Dresser may well be our favorite part of the triangle here – as he's got this sonorous power that's completely compelling – often echoing the work of Larry Ochs on tenor and soprano saxes, but also very much standing apart – while Vladimir Tarasov moves between punctuated passages and more textural aspects of his work on drums and percussion. Titles include "A Fistful Of Jones", "Twelve Angry Jones", "Three Jones Outside Ebbing Missouri", and "The Jones Who Knew Too Much". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in 2009 – with Bang on violin and thumb piano, and William Parker on bass, plus a bit of shakuhashi and dousn gouni as well. Both players handle strings at a level that's far different than most of their contemporaries or influences – and have this sublimely spiritual style that's often a bit exotic too – but never in the sort of easier ways of Bang's Vietnam-related projects. Instead there's a very freely creative spirit as both players come together – finding a unique voice that's extremely moving, and never too heavy-handed – a huge reminder of why we love them both so much. Titles include "Bronx Aborigines", "Eternal Planet", "Buddha's Joy", "Medicine Buddha", and "Sky Song". CD

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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✨✧ Adam Lane/Darius Jones/Vijay AndersonAbsolute Horizon ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Adam Lane's bass is superb here – really shaping the sound in a sublime way right from the start – brooding and bold up from the bottom – never too heavy-handed, but a force that directs the recording beautifully, and really gives shape to the alto of Darius Jones and drums of Vijay Anderson! The approach is quite different from the usual free trio date – as there's these subtle song structures on most tracks – sometimes more sonic than tune-based, but always full of feeling at a level that's extremely evocative, and which makes the album a superb achievement for all players involved. Titles include "Run To Infinity", "Bioluminescence", "Absolute Horizon", and "The Great Glass Elevator". CD features three more tracks than the LP. CD

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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach & Aki TakaseLive At Cafe Amores ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This might be the sexiest-looking cover we've ever seen on a record from avant piano genius Alexander Von Schlippenbach – who we're used to seeing presented in a more abstract manner – but the sound of the record is no less wonderful than some of his classics over the years, and represents a fantastic live performance with pianist Aki Takase! The recording quality is wonderful – there's this strong sense of room that really lets you separate the presence of both players, even when things really heat up – a quality that only gets better when the notes cascade and collide together! Titles include "Jackhammer", "The Morlocks", "You Are What You Is", "Misterioso/Evidence", "Lulu's Back In Town", "Mingus Mix - Duke's Choice/Boogie Stop Shuffle", and "Nan Na Na Ist Das Der Weg". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John StevensBlue Cat ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We never cease to be amazed at the sonic sensibilities of the cornet of Bobby Bradford – a musician who always seems to turn out stunning work, no matter what the decade! Here, Bradford is heard in an unissued live performance that features one long improvisation – but a piece that has that usual mix of preconceived structure and individual freedom that Bobby seems to do better than most – a vibe that comes through especially well when the group are hitting some surprising moments of swing! The pairing of Kent Carter's bass and John Stevens' drums is superb – and the alto of Frode Gjerstad stands out again as one of the best pairings with Bradford since the reedwork of John Carter. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dave Burrell/Steve SwellTurning Point ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest recordings we've heard from pianist Dave Burrell in recent years – a series of stunning duets with trombonist Steve Swell! Like some of Burrell's wonderful work from decades back, the style is loose and somewhat free, but also has a sense of rhythm and forward-moving action – some vague modal impulse that has Dave spinning out these waves of pianistic sound that are instantly compelling – while Swell blows over the top in styles that range from tuneful and melodic, to much more free and bracing. All titles are Burrell originals, and tracks include "Fancy Trade Nightmare", "Battle At Vicksburg", "Battle At Gettysburg", "Church Picnic Celebration", and "One Nation". CD

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✨✧ Convergence Quartet (Bynum/Hawkins/Lash/EisenstadtSlow & Steady ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sounds are definitely convergent here – very individual strands from all the musicians, but each finding space to come together in a really beautiful way! The album's got a great balance between improvised moments and more compositional impulses – a balance that's not unlike that moment when modern jazz was reaching for new freedoms in the 60s, yet still able to come back to the idea of unified group energy – perhaps a bit like Ornette Coleman in his post-Atlantic years, or the work of the west coast underground. The players really have a great feel for each other – and the quartet features Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Alexander Hawkins on piano, Dominic Lash on bass, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums – on titles that include "Assemble/Melancholy", "Remember Raoul", "The Taff End", "Slow & Steady", and "Oat Roe + Three By Three". CD

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✨✧ William Hooker & Thomas ChapinCrossing Points ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dark-edged, long-form improvisations from the duo of William Hooker on bass and Thomas Chapin on tenor – recorded in the early 90s in New York, but done with a freewheeling sound that really carries on a loft jazz legacy! Chapin's definitely got an ear for some of the rawer, more exploratory sounds that the European free scene helped to forge – but he also has an earthier, more soulful approach too – knowing when to bring in a bit of swing when needed, and not just fall into textures and tones. Titles include "The Subway", "Addiction To Sound", and "The Underground Dead". CD

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✨✧ Max Johnson/Ingrid Laubrock/Mat Maneri/Tomas FujiwPrisoner ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Max Johnson is the leader on this set – but the energy comes equally from all members of the group – including Ingrid Laubrock on tenor, Mat Manieri on viola, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums! At some points, all the other players seem to really get themselves in the same sonic range as Max – especially Laubrock, who gently shapes these careful notes that resonate strongly with deep tones from Manieri – at a level that's really breathtaking, and which has our ears jumping to keep track of what elements are coming from which instrument! Other points might step out a bit more boldly, but overall the album's got this sonic texture that's very discreet and really compelling – on titles that include "No 6 Arrival/No58 Orange Alert", "No 12 Schitzoid Man", "No 48 Living In Harmony", "The New Number 2", and "No 24 Hammer Into Anvil". CD

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✨✧ Sam Rivers/Cecil McBee/Norman ConnorsEmanation – Sam Rivers Archive Project Vol 1 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous lost performance from the great Sam Rivers – working here with an ultra-hip trio that features Cecil McBee on bass and Norman Connors on drums! The style is in that free, longform improvisation mode that Rivers hit as the 70s began – often quite spiritual in nature, even when fierce – with the leader handling some really great tenor, plus soprano sax, flute, and even a bit of piano! Norman Connors will come as quite a surprise to those who only know him from his soul-based work later on in the 70s – as he plays with a hell of a lot of power, and really drives Rivers on with his boundless energy on the drum kit. McBee is fantastic, as always – often more understated than most might be in his position, but always hitting the right spirit for the moment. If you're a Sam Rivers fan, there's plenty to love here – and the set's a completely essential additional to his catalog. The set features one long improvisation, recorded at the Jazz Workshop in Boston in 1971. CD

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✨✧ Masahiko Satoh/Sabu ToyozumiAiki ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1997. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great pianist Masahiko Satoh works here alongside the drums of Sabu Toyozumi – on two long tracks that really show both players at their sonic best! Satoh plays in a way that swings between structure and freedom – and his movements seem to be echoed by Toyozumi on the kit – sometimes progressing rhythmically with this slight sort of swing – other times as frenzied as Satoh on the keys, but always with this sensitive ear for just the right tone. Titles include "The Move For The Quiet" and "The Quiet For The Move". CD
Also available Aiki ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu ToyozumiBurning Meditation ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in his best sort of setting – working in an openly creative space for improvisation, one that has Smith not only shaping things majestically with his lines on trumpet – but also making some nice shifts to other instrumentation too! Drummer Sabu Toyozumi is a fantastic partner on the set – a sometimes-strong instrumentalist, but one who's also nicely focused too – so that he really finds a way to match all the many shifts and steps that Wadada makes over the course of the album's long, live, improvised performance. Smith also handles a bit of koto, bamboo flute, and percussion – and titles include "Don Cherry – A Silver Flute Song", "Lines", "Burning Meditation/Uprising", "There Are Human Rights Blues", and "Creative Music 1 – Red Mountain Garden Wild Arises & Glacier". CD

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✨✧ John Tchicai/Cecil McBee/Garrison Fewell/Charlie KTribal Ghost ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The set's got a really beautiful sound – one that comes from the ringing guitar tones of Garrison Fewell, and the twin reeds of John Tchicai and Charlie Kohlhase – each of whom plays in a different channel of the recording! This approach gives the record a great sense of space from the start – as Tchicai plays tenor and bass clarinet, and Kohlhase plays alto, tenor, and baritone – with Fewell's guitar bridging the space and creating a resonance that really holds the whole thing together. And if that's not enough, the album's got some sublime bass work from Cecil McBee – often very subtle and soulful – plus just the right touch of drums from Billy Hart. The set's proof that they do still make 'em like they used to – at least in terms of spiritual avant sessions – and titles include "The Queen Of Ra", "Tribal Ghost", "Dark Matter", and "Llanto Del Indio". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim Dae HwanArirang Fantasy ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may not be as well known to American audiences, but they sound wonderful next to Bae's incredible sounds on the trumpet – notes that have a range of shaping and inflection that matches the energy of Wadada Leo Smith at his best, but which also have a very individual character too. Hirose matches Choi for moodiness, but also keeps a bit more down to earth – creating a nice balance – and titles include "Korea Fantasy", "Remember Bird", "Blue Sky", "The Stream Of Time", and "Airang Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter ManderscheidFrames & Terrains ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long improvisation with lots of angles and dark corners – served up in a way that really builds up tension, while also providing lots of compelling stops along the journey! The music is never too full-on, but always has a sense of complexity – strong interplay between the group right from the start, with Martin Blume on drums and percussion, Tobias Delius on tenor and clarinet, Achim Kaufmann on piano, and Dieter Manderscheid on bass. Things get a bit more tentative in the last third of the record – before the tension builds up again right at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry HemmingwayLuminous ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bold sounds from a wonderfully deft trio – a group who somehow manage to pack in as much creative improvisation into the space of a few minutes that most other groups would get over the side of a full LP! Simon Nabatov is especially strong here – and his fiery work on piano really seems to spur the bass of Barry Guy on to vibrancy we haven't heard in years – while Gerry Hemmingway really keeps up the pace on his drums, and occasionally adds in some especially wonderful sounds on marimba! Titles include "Great Disparity", "Scroll Back", "Basket Glide", "Slip Away", "Vacant Prophecy", "Unfrozen Sorrow", and "Scattered Together". CD
 
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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsNo Bones For The Dogs – Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-1979 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We've always loved Joe Gibb's productions, especially his dubs, with Erroll Thompson piloting the mixing desk, and have been waiting for one of the great revive labels to put together a set. At last, Pressure Sounds steps up to the plate, and delivers the goods with this mighty set of fat, thick grooves. Eighteen tracks in all: "I Stand Accused" (version of Easy Take It Easy), "I Am Not Ashamed Version", "Six Foot Six" (version of Burial), "Su Su Version", "Burning Version" (version of Burn Babylon), "Roots Kunte Kinte" (version of Hypocrites), "Give It To Jah" (Heart & Soul Version), "The Road Is Rough" (version of Time Will Tell), "No Mans Land" (version to Up Park Camp), "War" (Medley Studio One Version), "No Bones For The Dogs" (version to Why Birds Follow Spring), "War Is Over" (version to Tribal War), "Jah Jah See Them A Come Version", "Babylon Bridge (12" version)" , "Fulfilment/Prophesy Reveal" (version to 2 Sevens Clash), "Earthquake" , "Financial Business" (Commercial Business version to Love Is Not A Gamble) and "Alan, Hit By A Larry" (version to Cool Out Son). CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsNo Bones For The Dogs – Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-1979 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always loved Joe Gibb's productions, especially his dubs, with Erroll Thompson piloting the mixing desk, and have been waiting for one of the great revive labels to put together a set. At last, Pressure Sounds steps up to the plate, and delivers the goods with this mighty set of fat, thick grooves. Eighteen tracks in all: "I Stand Accused" (version of Easy Take It Easy), "I Am Not Ashamed Version", "Six Foot Six" (version of Burial), "Su Su Version", "Burning Version" (version of Burn Babylon), "Roots Kunte Kinte" (version of Hypocrites), "Give It To Jah" (Heart & Soul Version), "The Road Is Rough" (version of Time Will Tell), "No Mans Land" (version to Up Park Camp), "War" (Medley Studio One Version), "No Bones For The Dogs" (version to Why Birds Follow Spring), "War Is Over" (version to Tribal War), "Jah Jah See Them A Come Version", "Babylon Bridge (12" version)" , "Fulfilment/Prophesy Reveal" (version to 2 Sevens Clash), "Earthquake" , "Financial Business" (Commercial Business version to Love Is Not A Gamble) and "Alan, Hit By A Larry" (version to Cool Out Son). LP, Vinyl record album
(An excellent companion to the Joe Gibbs set on Soul Jazz!)

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✨✧ EPMDUnfinished Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album from EPMD, and the second triumph! Unfinished Business continues in the style of the classic debut, but that's anything but a problem at this point, there was really no one at their doing like Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith at the time! Their style of heavy east coast funky soul beatcraft and slow rolling rhymes was seriously distinctive at the time – sticking to what they do best – and better than most of their peers – on both the production ti[ and in the back and forth rhymes was the way to go, completing a pair of back-to-back classics. Includes "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the Bozack", "The Big Payback", "Please Listen to My Demo", "Snappin' Necks", and "You Had Too Much To Drink". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldRhythm Is My Business ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
They're not lying with the title on this one, as Ella's singing to backings from the great Bill Doggett – who cooks up some of the liveliest rhythms Ella ever received from Verve! The style is still similar to other Verve records of the time – with that magnificent Fitzgerald vocal style transforming familiar tunes and standards – but the groove is much more upbeat, and Ella swings it hard in a style that really takes us back to her earlier years. Titles include "Runnin Wild", "No Moon At All", "Laughin On The Outside", "I Can't Face The Music", and "Rough Ridin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. Used ... $14.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! CD
(Out of print, 2007 pressing – includes obi!)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John Cameron/Alan ParkerAfro Rock – KPM 1030 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – and like the rest, never really made for public sale back at the time! Despite that humble origin, though, the grooves here are right up there with the funkiest work coming out from that side of the Atlantic at the time – a brilliant post-colonial blend of acoustic percussion, electric keyboards, and a fair bit of fuzzy guitar – all presented with a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the rhythms that's often funkier than work by some of the bigger names in the genre. Titles include "Heavy Water", "Ice Breaker", "Solid Satin", "Punch Bowl", "Frozen Steam", and "Black Light" by Alan Parker – and "Swamp Fever", "Range Rover", "Survival", "Afro Waltz", "Heat Haze", "Rocking Rhino", and "Afro Metropolis" by John Cameron. LP, Vinyl record album

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Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat rhythms, touched with sweet keyboards riffs, and layered with vocals that are almost an afterthought – yet have their own sort of message at the right moment. The group's the brainchild of Andre Evans, an artist whose huge legacy of music business work includes stints with Dyke & The Blazers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Tribe – as well as a host of key album sessions as well – but the sound is unlike any of those references, and has this great stripped-down late 70s club vibe throughout. The rare album is offered here with unreleased bonus tracks – and titles include "Rubber Band", "Never Gonna Leave You", "Dip Drop", "No I Won't", "Soul Petrol", "I Got A Rush For You", "Dance A Thon", and "Sugar Stop". CD

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Screamin' Jay HawkinsBecause Is In Your Mind (colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Philips/Third Man, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On August 29, 2020
Screamin Jay's true to style on this album from his "revival", when he was discovered by a whole new set of fans in the late 60s and early 70s. 12 tracks with his raw,over the top approach. Includes "Please Don't Leave Me", "I Wanta Know", "I Need You", "My Marion", "Bite It", "Move Me", "Good Night My Love", "Our Love Is Not For 3", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Take Me Back", "Trying To Reach My Goal" and "So Long". Features great cover art by Karl Wirsum too! (Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dan PennNobody's Fool ... LP
Bell/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 31.99
A fantastic set from the legendary Dan Penn – an artist who's maybe known more as a songwriter, but who's finally been given his due as a singer over the years! Back in the day, Dan recorded this gem, but it quickly fell between the cracks of the too-wide music business – yet since that time, the album's been wonderfully re-discovered – and hailed as one of the best illustrations of Penn's unique place in southern music – that special space between soul and country that made his contributions extremely important! The set was recorded in Memphis and Nashville, with a very inventive vibe – less straight soul than Penn's material of the 60s, but also not really rock or country, either – thanks partly to the blend of arrangements – which include help from both Bergen White and The Memphis Horns. Almost all titles are originals by Dan – and tracks include "Tearjoint", "Nobody's Fool", "Prayer For Peace", "Skin", "If Love Was Money", "I Hate You", "Ain't No Love", and "Raining In Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGodfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Smash/BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A host of wonderful work produced by James Brown – most of it by a range of different singers, and one by The Godfather himself! The collection brings together some of the earliest James Brown productions – mid 60s tracks recorded for King and Smash Records, most of which aren't nearly as well known as later JB productions for the People and Polydor labels! As with that later work, all the grooves here are right in the same territory that James was hitting himself – upbeat, funky, and stone out of sight soul – all with plenty of rough edges, and backings from the same tight core of musicians that were helping out Brown on his recordings. The package is a real treasure – and is a great complement to the James Brown Singles collections from the Hip-O Select label – proof that even in these early days, James was clearly the hardest working man in show business – given all his time in the studio with other artists! 22 tracks in all – including "I Found Out" and "I'll Keep Pressing On" by Bobby Byrd, "That's When I Cry" and "If You Don't Think" by Anna King, "I Don't Care" and "Unexplainable" by Dizzy Jones, "Got No Excuse" and "If You Don't Work You Can't Eat" by James Crawford, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "Lookie Lookie Lookie" by The Jewells, "Wide Awake In A Dream" and "Nobody Cares" by Vicki Anderson, "Devil's Den" by The Poets, "It Hurts To Be In Love" by Yvonne Fair, "That's The Spirit" by Rev Willingham, "Faith" by The Five Royales, "I Cried" by Tammy Montgomery, "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)" by Al Brisco Clark, and "New Breed (The Boo Ga Loo) (part 1)" by James Brown. CD

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair, it's almost as if 15 years have fallen off the calendar – taking us back to a time when we had complete and total faith in the group! Production is wonderful too – spare, stripped down, and with the grittier, more soulful edges of the first few records. Drums are heavy, basslines are tight, and we're plenty proud to say that after many years, the Brand New Heavies are very firmly back in the business of funky music! Great stuff all around – no hype, no gimmicks, and a real back to basics set that's probably a decade overdue! Titles include "Sex God", "Let's Do It Again", "We Won't Stop", "Get Used To It", "We've Got", "I Don't Know Why", "Right On", "Music", "All Fired Up", "Love Is", "I've Been Touched", and "I Just Realized". CD

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✨✧ Ethel MermanEthel Merman Disco Album ... LP
A&M, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Merm's completely over the top here – belting out old-style lyrics over 70s disco backings – updating her already camp sound with an even campier one for the Studio 54 scene! Arrangements are by Peter Matz, who lets the rhythms take the lead – and titles include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Something For The Boys", and "Some People". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry/More Chuck Berry ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A double-helping of Chuck Berry brilliance from his early years on Chess Records – music that always has way way more to offer than you might think! Sure, some of Chuck's hits are very familiar – and sure, the man could later be a bit of a parody of himself – but there's no denying the power of this early material, and the revolutionary way Chuck had of playing guitar – rooted in blues, paving the way to rock, and also opening the door to lots more funky soul in years to come! The guitar work alone is worth the price of admission, but the songs and vocals are wonderful too – and the CD features 26 titles that include "Down The Road A Piece", "Mad Lad", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Anthony Boy", "Little Queenie", "Oh Baby Doll", "Confessin The Blues", "Almost Grown", "Jo Jo Gunne", "Wee Wee Hours", "Too Much Monkey Business", and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". CD

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✨✧ Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions ... CD
Yazoo, 1928. Used ... Out Of Stock
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". CD
Also available 1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Widespread PanicSunday Show 3/24/2019 (5LP box set) ... LP
Widespread, 2012. New Copy 5LPs ... Out Of Stock
The full Sunday show of this well-recorded Widespread Panic concert at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY – both the first set and second set, plus encores – all served up in a sprawling 5LP box set! There's some nice surprises in the mix of songs – including "Life During Wartime" and "Lawyers Guns & Money" – and other titles include "Let's Get Down To Business", "Holden Oversoul", "Makes Sense To Me", "Blue Indian", "The Last Straw", "Airplane/Jaded Tourist", "I'm Not Alone", "Postcard", and "Ain't Life Grand" – and the encore features "This Part Of Town", plus a nice medley of "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys/Disco/Low Spark/No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature". LP, Vinyl record album
(Originally set for Record Store Day 2020, moved to 5/1. Quantities extremely limited!)
 
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Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination (Ukulele Ike)Rarities – Oh, Lovey Be Mine/Say! Who Is That Baby Doll?/How She Loves Me Is Nobody's Business/Lonesomest Girl In Town ... 7-inch
Rarities (UK), Early/Mid 20s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Personnell include Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Bobby Davis, Irving Brodsky, Dick McDonough, Joe Tarto, and Vic Berton. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some small notes in pen on back.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis JordanAin't Nobody's Business If I Do/I'll Never Be Free ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1950. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Billie HolidayAin't Nobody's Business If I Do (4LP Box Set) ... LP
CBS, 1975. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing, includes the booklet.)

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BlinkyHeart Full Of Soul – The Motown Anthology ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
A fantastic collection of work from Sondra "Blinky" Williams – a hell of a soul singer who recorded a fair bit for Motown Records at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but an artist whose music ended up mostly spending the next few decades in the label's vaults! Yet Blinky never let the lack of success stop her from giving her best – as she's a fantastic vocalist, and one with an expressive range that easily matches some of the Motown greats of her generation – a list that would include Martha Reeves or Gladys Knight – but who also has these deeper, more righteous currents that make her a perfect singer for a Motown move into the 70s! Blinky only saw one full album issued at the time – a duo with Edwin Starr titled Just The Two Of Us – but this package features a fully conceived, yet never-released album – plus other singles, unissued tracks, live material, and lots more – a wealth of fully-cooked, powerfully-produced singles that finally give the singer her due. The whole thing is an amazing Motown discovery – 46 tracks in all, 28 of which appear here for the first time ever – with titles that include "Don't Leave Your Baby", "Heart Full Of Soul", "How Can I Go On", "Inside", "I'll Make It Up To You", "One Half Of Love", "Shine On Me", "For Once In My Life", "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "People Make The World Go Round", "T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "I've Gotta Get You Back", "Mr Soul Brother", "You're The Loser Now", "One Half Of Love", and lots lots more. CD
Also available Heart Full Of Soul – The Motown Anthology ... CD 29.99

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BlinkyHeart Full Of Soul – The Motown Anthology ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99 31.99
A fantastic collection of work from Sondra "Blinky" Williams – a hell of a soul singer who recorded a fair bit for Motown Records at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but an artist whose music ended up mostly spending the next few decades in the label's vaults! Yet Blinky never let the lack of success stop her from giving her best – as she's a fantastic vocalist, and one with an expressive range that easily matches some of the Motown greats of her generation – a list that would include Martha Reeves or Gladys Knight – but who also has these deeper, more righteous currents that make her a perfect singer for a Motown move into the 70s! Blinky only saw one full album issued at the time – a duo with Edwin Starr titled Just The Two Of Us – but this package features a fully conceived, yet never-released album – plus other singles, unissued tracks, live material, and lots more – a wealth of fully-cooked, powerfully-produced singles that finally give the singer her due. The whole thing is an amazing Motown discovery – 46 tracks in all, 28 of which appear here for the first time ever – with titles that include "Don't Leave Your Baby", "Heart Full Of Soul", "How Can I Go On", "Inside", "I'll Make It Up To You", "One Half Of Love", "Shine On Me", "For Once In My Life", "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "People Make The World Go Round", "T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "I've Gotta Get You Back", "Mr Soul Brother", "You're The Loser Now", "One Half Of Love", and lots lots more. CD
Also available Heart Full Of Soul – The Motown Anthology ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Diana RossLady Sings The Blues ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
On the one hand, our jazz snob side wonders why Diana Ross would be picked to star as Billie Holiday, but on the other, it makes perfect sense, as this soundtrack to the film was made during the early 70s, when she was at the top of her career, and one of the highest profile female soul singers. And she acquits herself quite well, with a solid performance that's more than respectable, helped along the way by sympathetic orchestral arrangements from Benny Golson and Oliver Nelson. While we may not turn to this recording over any of Billie's originals, it's a pretty remarkable turning point for Diana, establishing her "diva" status and helping to launch her solo career to new heights. 34 numbers in all, though many of them are dialogue or musical bits lifted from the film. Includes "All Of Me", "the Man I Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", "My Man", "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerComplete Pompeii Recordings 1968/1969 – So Fine/Cussin Cryin & Carryin On/Black Man's Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Pompeii/Goldenlane, Late 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... $18.99 19.98
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Ike & Tina Turner – 3 albums cut for the short-lived Pompeii label, all of them nice and heavy! First up is So Fine – a great one from Ike & Tina – recorded for Ike's short-lived Pompeii subsidiary for Atlantic, with a hard heavy sound that's really great, almost a mixture of the duo's Sue sides with some of Atlantic's southern soul from the same time – but with this badass funk current that really shows the way that Ike was evolving his groove since the start of the 60s! Titles include "Too Hot To Hold", "Bet'Cha Can't Kiss Me", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "I Better Get Ta Steppin", "So Fine", "We Need An Understanding", and "A Fool In Love". Next is Cussin Cryin & Carryin On – one of Ike Turner's greatest albums ever – recorded for the Pompeii Subsidiary of Atlantic, and featuring some raw tunes that have more than a bit of funk in them! The album includes 2 killer instrumentals – "Thinking Black" and "Black Beauty" – both of which you'd be proud to own as funky 45s! Other tracks feature some hard soul vocals by Tina – and titles include "You Got What You Wanted", "So Blue Over You", "Cussin, Cryin, & Carryin On", "Make Em Wait", "I Better Get Ta Steppin", and "I'm Fed Up". The set also features the solo Ike Turner album Black Man's Soul – the only truly funky album that Ike Turner ever recorded! This set's a batch of obscure funky instrumentals – and sounds like a strong compilation of rare 45s, filled with hard funky drums, nice breaks, and plenty of super-tight grooves. Nearly every cut's a winner – and titles include "Black Angel", "Black Beauty", "Freedom Sound", "Ghetto Funk", "Funky Mule", "Nuttin' Up", "Scotty Souling", and "Thinking Black". Very nice stuff, and a real lost recording for Ike! All 3 albums are in mini-LP sleeves – like the original records. CD

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – The Young Disciples ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
A treasure trove of soul from the East St Louis scene – all of it recorded under the Young Disciples program – an effort to keep kids off the streets, and one with some very funky results! Although set up as a social program, Young Disciples had some amazing cultural results – a legacy of very hip music with a full range of soulful expression – mellow harmony soul, upbeat group numbers, hard-edged funk, and quick-stepping dancers – all packaged together here beautifully by the Numero group! Like all of their other releases, the album's more of a musical story than just a simple compilation – packaged with a wealth of detailed notes and vintage photos from the Young Disciples project – more than enough to keep your eyes occupied while you listen to the wonderful grooves in the set. The whole thing's one of the heaviest releases to date from Numero – and the CD features 21 tracks that include "Would You Rather" and "Hard Hard" by The Georgettes, "The World Is Changing" by LaVel Moore, "Crumbs From The Table" and "Girls Girls Girls" by The Young Disciples Co, "Third Flight" by Third Flight, "Tears" by Debonettes, "It's Not Your Business" by Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time, "Country Loving Country Style" by Bobby McNutt, "I Love You" by Dauphin Williams, "Anyone Or Anything" by DeDe Turner Happening, "People" by Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Company, and "Homeboy" by Eddie Fisher & Allan Dealth Merry. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Young Disciples ... LP 16.99

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Young Disciples ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 21.98
A treasure trove of soul from the East St Louis scene – all of it recorded under the Young Disciples program – an effort to keep kids off the streets, and one with some very funky results! Although set up as a social program, Young Disciples had some amazing cultural results – a legacy of very hip music with a full range of soulful expression – mellow harmony soul, upbeat group numbers, hard-edged funk, and quick-stepping dancers – all packaged together here beautifully by the Numero group! Like all of their other releases, the album's more of a musical story than just a simple compilation – packaged with a wealth of detailed notes and vintage photos from the Young Disciples project – more than enough to keep your eyes occupied while you listen to the wonderful grooves in the set. The whole thing's one of the heaviest releases to date from Numero – and the set features 21 tracks that include "Would You Rather" and "Hard Hard" by The Georgettes, "The World Is Changing" by LaVel Moore, "Crumbs From The Table" and "Girls Girls Girls" by The Young Disciples Co, "Third Flight" by Third Flight, "Tears" by Debonettes, "It's Not Your Business" by Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time, "Country Loving Country Style" by Bobby McNutt, "I Love You" by Dauphin Williams, "Anyone Or Anything" by DeDe Turner Happening, "People" by Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Company, and "Homeboy" by Eddie Fisher & Allan Dealth Merry. LP comes in a super-heavy deluxe sleeve – with a bonus pull-out brochure on the YoDi label! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Young Disciples ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonFunk Anthology – Best Of The Funk Years From The Original Gangster Of Love (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Shout, Late 70s/Early 80s/1994. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double-length collection of genius from Johnny Guitar Watson – one that focuses mostly on his key revival tunes of the mid and late 70s, and which also features some unreleased tracks! By the time of this work, Watson had already been bumping around the west coast R&B scene for nearly 20 years – recording in a range of styles that included blues, soul, and even a bit of jazz at times. Yet in the mid 70s, something really snapped – and Watson found that lean, clean style that would forever put him at the top of the funky pack – an approach that mixed together the blues of his roots with a compressed approach to guitar that was possibly inspired by younger players of the time, and which was crafted onto a homegrown groove that set the tone for a lot of other funk to come. CD features work from Watson's post Fantasy albums of the late 70s and early 80s – plus a few from the 1994 Bow Wow album – with a total of 31 tracks that includes the unreleased numbers "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Before I Let You Go", "Don't Be What UC", "Baby's In Love With The Radio", "Feel The Spirit Of My Guitar", and "ET" – plus "Ain't That A Bitch", "Superman Lover", "I Need It", "Real Mother For Ya", "I Want To Ta Ta You Baby", "Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty", "It's All About The Dollar Bill", "Gangster Of Love", "Telephone Bill", "Love Jones", and "Cop & Blow". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nothin SiriusMonkey Business ... LP
Baby Grand, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features Pat Ingram on sax and flute, Marcus Duke on keyboards, and Lindsay Gillis on guitar! Titles include "The Visitor", "D'Nalor's Dream", "Bolshoi Blues Waltz", and "Fly Souffle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ParkerLove Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On (aka Outside Man) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Junior Parker – a great little set that shows he had a lot more to offer than just the average bluesman! The album's got a nice little soul sound in the backings – tight rhythms from Horace Ott, who nicely avoids a lot of the cliches that the blues business was hitting at the time – in order to keep Junior in hip territory that's filled with breaking drums and heavy basslines! There's a few key crossover tracks here, plus some surprisingly sweeter numbers – and the album's a gem through and through – well-appreciated by new generations over the years, thanks to its diversity of tracks! Titles include a great break version of "Taxman" – plus two more Beatles numbers, "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Lady Madonna" – and the tracks "Outside Man", "Darling Depend On Me", "You Know I Love You", "River's Invitation", and "Just To Hold My Hand". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None Of Your Business ... LP
Harvest, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jinx & Mr C (James O'Connor & Damen Corrado)Compliments Of Chicagohoodz – Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture ... Book
Feral House, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing look at the secret art and language of gang culture in Chicago – the most detailed book we've ever seen to examine the words on the street during the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Chicago had a very special sort of language to communicate gang activity and culture during the heyday of the city's big gangs – graffiti that was filled with codes and symbols, and which really predated major street art in New York – plus a network of patches, business cards, and other objects that conveyed a special sort of numerology and message – sometimes harmless words about parties and events, sometimes essential details about the criminal underworld. This book is fascinating on so many different levels – not just a prurient true crime story, but instead a very detailed examination of gang culture in terms of linguistics, visual media, and representation. Yet all that detail doesn't make things too dry, either – as the book is overflowing with photos and images – examples of street graffiti, countless business cards, patches, portraits, and more – even some maps at the back. The whole thing is a massive 375 pages, full color throughout, and very beautifully done! Book

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EdenEden ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
If Adam's Eden was this groovy, he might not have gotten into trouble with Eve, the apple, and all of that other business! This Eden's a French Canadian group from the 70s – and one that's got a wonderfully proggy sound – super-strong drums, long-spinning keyboards, and criss-crossing guitar lines that get occasional vocal support – but which are more than comfortable enough here working on long instrumental passages, of the type that put this record tight next to some of the best Italian prog classics of the 70s. Vocals are by Jean-Bernard Borja, but only feature on a few of the songs – leaving plenty of room for instrumental magic on cuts that include "Intuition", "La Foret", "Allias", "La Ballerine Musclee", "Transe", and a nice take on Faure's "Pavane". LP, Vinyl record album
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Extra BallGo Ahead ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A strange name but an excellent group – one headed up by guitarist Jaroslaw Smietana, playing here with a free-flowing vibe we really like! The album's got kind of a modal approach to fusion overall – one that's never overly jamming, and more concerned with the rhythmic progression of the tracks – making it a super-appealing album to our groove-tuned ears. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of electric keys alongside the guitar lines, plus trumpet, trombone, and some nicely soaring reed work on tenor, soprano, and flute. There's a great structure to the album too, one that really keeps things fresh – as longer tracks are juxtaposed with shorter numbers that set the mood from tune to tune, making for a well-rounded album that has a tremendous amount of depth. Titles include "Krakowski Festiwal Jazzowy", "Go Ahead", "Naima", "Airport", "Sepia", "Gwiazdka Dla Ewy", "Current Business", and "A Tightrope Performance". CD

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Fresh StartWhat America Needs ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Despite the political overtones of the title, this funky rock band sticks mostly in conventional pop territory. The themes of the songs don't really belie any sort of fresh start for the USA, but the drummer's pretty tight, and he grooves it well with the guitarist on the best tracks. There's not really any standout drumbreaks, but the best cuts groove in the same way as good tracks on "rock break" albums from the same time – and some of the sweeter numbers have a good Free Soul sound. Titles include "Fresh Start", "Right Away", "Goin Down To Get Ya", "Takin Care Of Business", and "La La". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jonathan GouldOtis Redding – An Unfinished Life (hardcover) ... Book
Crown Archetype, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99 30.00
A huge book on the too-short, but very tremendous life and music of Otis Redding – a man who definitely lived an unfinished life, given that he died tragically in 1968 – but also had a chance to forever shape the sound of soul music in the space of less than a decade! The author takes a very deep dig into Otis' life – with access to never-tapped sources, family materials, and more – and provides a huge overview on all the many things that made Redding so special – not just the recordings, which we've loved for years – but also the way he handled himself and his business, and his never-ending energy to reach out to new audiences for his sound. The book is hardcover, 533 pages, and includes a few black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + DVD ... $78.99 89.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! CD

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (deluxe edition – with LHI catalog WAV & MP3 files) (4CDs/3DVDs) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + 3 DVDs ... $149.99 249.98
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! This deluxe edition also includes 3 DVDs featuring the LHI catalog as both WAVs and MP3s – covering 17 albums and 140 A & B sides – EXCEPT the International Submarine Band album – plus it comes in a cloth bound clamshell box with 6 glossy LHI promo photos, and a Hazlewood airline ticket as well! CD

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✨✧ Eddie HillHot Guitar – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Country music talent Eddie Hill is maybe best known to the world as the guy who gave the Louvin Brothers their first work, or as a big force on the Grand Old Opry – but he's also a hell of a guitarist who cut some fantastic sides during the postwar years – records that ring out with all sorts of great guitar modes that easily puts Hill right up there with some of the greats of his time! The package is the first to ever do justice to the strengths of Eddie's talents – and features singles recorded for Decca, Mercury, RCA, and Columbia, plus some rare Apollo Records work too – all brought together in a collection that has Hill stepping easily through a variety of hillbilly talents, always with plenty of vocal charm to match his instrumental strengths too. Titles include his classic "The Hot Guitar" – a commentary on all the rising hillbilly styles in 1951 – plus "The Gottalotta Song", "Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots", "High Wide & Handsome", "Lovin Spree", "Who Wrote The Letter To Old John", "My Sugar Booger", "Bless Your Little Thumpin Gizzard", "Melting Steel", "Mind Your Own Business", "Fire Ball Eight", "Buckshot", "Wild Cat", and "Hard Road To Travel". CD

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Millie JacksonIt Hurts So Good ... LP
Spring, 1973. Near Mint- ... $49.99
An excellent early album from Millie Jackson – recorded in a southern soul style in New York and Muscle Shoals, but a lot hipper than most of the rest of the female soul that was coming out of the south at the time. For one thing, Millie was a bad mamma singer – rapping hard and frankly about the way things is (or were). For another, Millie's not necessarily as great in the sweet department as some of her contemporaries – so she sticks to the harder material, except for a few tear jerking ballads, and adds in a lot of humor and touches of the fierce sarcasm that would soon become her calling card in the soul business. Gary Byrd penned the leadoff cut "I Cry", and the other tracks include "Two Faced World", "Hypocrisy", "Good To The Very Last Drop", "Help Yourself", and "Now That You Got It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 18.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the hardest soul coming out of Chicago at the time, with a gritty feel that's right up there with some of James Brown's best late 60s work – or even better, some of the other obscure acts working in the American underground at the time. A few tunes are familiar from their popularity as classic 45s – but the album's got lots more wonderful numbers that are lesser-known – and all of them are great! Titles include the classic Syl Johnson sample cut "Different Strokes" – plus "Dresses Too Short", "I Can Take Care of Business", "Soul Drippin", "Sorry Bout Dat", "Same Kind Of Thing", and "Come On Sock It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones (6CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes! CD

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Knxwledge1988 ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted in adventurous instrumental hip hop – with tracks like "Learn" that feel like a contemporary instrumental hip hop take on late 70s Bob James jazz, to soaring hip hop soul with bright keys and vocal samples, even bits of 80s boogie funk that do feel at home on a record called 1988. Includes "Don't Be Afraid", "Do You", "Listen", "Makeitliveforever", "Be Safe", "Mindin' My Business" with Durand Bernarr, "Uonlygetone", "With (Reality)", "Awomanslifeislove", "Solivelive" and more. 22 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1988 (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Knxwledge1988 (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted in adventurous instrumental hip hop – with tracks like "Learn" that feel like a contemporary instrumental hip hop take on late 70s Bob James jazz, to soaring hip hop soul with bright keys and vocal samples, even bits of 80s boogie funk that do feel at home on a record called 1988. Includes "Don't Be Afraid", "Do You", "Listen", "Makeitliveforever", "Be Safe", "Mindin' My Business" with Durand Bernarr, "Uonlygetone", "With (Reality)", "Awomanslifeislove", "Solivelive" and more. 22 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1988 ... LP 21.99

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Teo MaceroTime Plus Seven ... LP
Finnadar, 1950s/1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Some wonderful slices of 50s modern jazz – work recorded under the leadership of Teo Macero, who was best known as a producer for Columbia during their glory days in the jazz business, but who was also a budding young genius in the years before then! The set features a handful of tracks from Teo's early What's New album for Columbia, plus a track from an Orchestra USA session, along with the side-long, previously-unreleased "Time Plus Seven", an extended jazz ballet suite. Macero's approach is a blend here of both third stream styles and some of the New York whimsy of players like Gil Melle at the same time – and titles include "Pressure", "Neally", "Adventure", "TC's Groove", and "Sounds Of May". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of seam splitting and tape on the top.)

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Buddy Miller & Jim LauderdaleBuddy & Jim ... CD
New West, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A joint effort by two of the greatest performers and songwriters in contemporary country or roots – Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale – who co-host a great radio show and now have a stellar duets record, to boot! Buddy & Jim are a pair of the finest Americana eclectics in the business – who both have love for classic country, folk and roots. Neither are strict revivalists, though – and they adapt old school styles into a timeless sound of their own. Titles include "I Lost My Job Of Loving You", "The Train That Carried My Gal From Town", "That's Not Even Why I Love You", "South In New Orleans", "It Hurts Me", "Forever And A Day", "I Want To Do Everything For You", "The Wobble" and more. CD

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✨✧ Three PiecesVibes Of Truth ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album of jazz funk – and the only record we've ever seen by this group! The 3 Pieces may not have lasted long in the record business, but this rare album from 1975 has made them legends on the rare groove scene for years. The record was cut during the height of the jazz funk years at Fantasy Records – and it features Donald Byrd handling the production chores, in a similar manner to the style that he used with the more famous Blackbyrds, who were also recording for Fantasy the time. The record features loads of electric piano and ARP, plus some tight and smooth guitar, and a nice rolling groove that is very catchy. A number of tracks have vocals – in kind of a subdued soul mode – and tracks include the groove classics "Backed Up Against The Wall", "Shortnin Bread", "Concrete Jungle", and "Vibes Of Truth". And believe it or not, there aren't any vibes on the album! CD

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VariousBest Of Loma Records – The Rise And Fall Of A 1960's Soul Label ... CD
Warner, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Nice one! This great compilation of tracks from the legendary Loma label is graced by a great set of notes, discographical information, and 50 lost tracks of hard soul from one of the most overlooked and underreissued labels in the business. Cuts include "Roll With The Punches" by Lonnie Youngblood, "God Bless My Girl" by Ben Aiken, "But It's Alright" by J.J. Jackson, "Soul Jerk (parts 1 & 2)" by Bobby Bennett, "Stay With Me" by Lorraine Ellison, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Heart Full Of Love" by The Invincibles, "Get In The Groove" by The Mighty Hannibal, and more by Linda Jones, Mary Lee Whitney, Roy Redmond, The Olympics, Baby Lloyd, The Apollas, The Marvellos, and Ike & Tina Turner! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousState Of The Union – The American Dream 1967 to 1973 – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A great look at the changing tone on the American scene at the end of the 60s – that moment when Vietnam, social unrest, and many other problems weighed heavily on the country's consciousness – and made their presence manifest in all sorts of pop music as well! We're not talking about the familiar sounds of the Woodstock generation – but instead more mainstream artists who had never touched on politics or social issues before – but suddenly found themselves singing alongside the underground about the bigger problems of the day. This package is a superb look at that moment – put together by the team who've given us the great English Weather and Paris In The Spring collections for Ace – with the same care for choice of tracks, and a wealth of wonderful notes that really get at the nature of these unusual tunes. Titles include "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" by Elvis Presley, "Wine In The Wind" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Paint Me Black Angels" by Eartha Kitt, "This Crazy World" by Paul Anka, "Questions" by Bobby Darin, "Do You Believe This Town" by Dean Martin, "Cardboard California" by Buddy Greco, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "Save The Children" by Teresa Brewer, "Welfare Hero" by Johnny Tillotson, "What Do We Do With The World" by Bing Crosby, "4th Of July" by The Beach Boys, "Mr Businessman" by Ray Stevens, "Paint America Love" by Lou Christie, "Hitchhiker" by The Four Preps, "Brand New Day" by Della Reese, "Saturday's Father" by The 4 Seasons, and "Southbound Jericho Parkway" by Roy Orbison. CD

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✨✧ Peabo BrysonCrosswinds ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet, smooth, and soulful work from Peabo Bryson – a perfect little record that captures him at a point when he was definitely tightening up his act, but not falling into the soppier traps of later years! Production here is shared by Peabo with the great Johnny Pate – who seems to have a great ear for Bryson's maturing style – managing to couch the vocals in some of the more sophisticated modes formulated on the Chicago scene in previous years, but also with a bit of the west coast modern twist that Capitol was really bringing to the table in the soul business at the time! All tunes are originals by Peabo, and titles include "Crosswinds", "I'm So Into You", "Smile", "She's A Woman", "Love Is Watching You", and "Don't Touch Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare recordings of delta blues legend Mississippi John Hurt – captured solo and beautifully well on 3 dates in late 1964, recorded by Gene Rosenthal – with Hurt's distinctive way of a somehow gentle melodic acoustic blues guitar sound, coming from hard-strummed and plucked strings as unvarnished and amazing as can be – and a way with vocals that's just as unique and wonderful! It's got the intimacy of the best field recordings, but the sound quality and John's voice and guitar are in such fine form here, it feels "big" despite being as raw and real as can be. Includes "Slidin' Delta", "Louis Collins", "Staggerlee", "Monday Mornin' Blues", "Comin' Home", "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor", "You Can't Come In", "Joe Turner", "Lonesome Am I", "Trouble Blues", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Lovin' Spoonful", "Worried Blues" and "Avalon Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Knxwledge1988 ... CD
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted in adventurous instrumental hip hop – with tracks like "Learn" that feel like a contemporary instrumental hip hop take on late 70s Bob James jazz, to soaring hip hop soul with bright keys and vocal samples, even bits of 80s boogie funk that do feel at home on a record called 1988. Includes "Don't Be Afraid", "Do You", "Listen", "Makeitliveforever", "Be Safe", "Mindin' My Business" with Durand Bernarr, "Uonlygetone", "With (Reality)", "Awomanslifeislove", "Solivelive" and more. 22 tracks in all! CD
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✨✧ James MasonRhythm Of Life ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's never been done this perfectly again! James Mason's a player who's know for a bit of keyboard work with other artists – but here, he's really working as a collective power – bringing together a brilliant ensemble that work as one to hit some sublime sounds – much in the way that Roy Ayers could work some key magic with his groups at the same time, but with a vibe that's very different too. Players include Ayers associates Justo Almario on saxes and Philip Woo on piano – and a young Narada Michael Walden adds some excellent drums to the record – a lot more powerful and funky than on most of his own albums! Lead vocals are by Clarice Taylor – who's got this unique voice that really makes the record – proud, but sensitive at the same time too – and Mason plays lots of Fender Rhodes, polymoog, Arp, and a bit of guitar. Titles include the breakbeat classic "Funny Girl", the monster groover "Sweet Power Your Embrace", the funky "Slick City", and the massive "Free" – but every cut's a winner, and others include "Mbewe", "Rhythm Of Life", and "Dreams". This is the kind of album that makes us proud to be in business! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but an Ohio funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland – with a tasty raw indie soul vibe – and the original album was only pressed up at 500 copies. Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do" – plus 8 more tracks from the same vintage – "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "I Travel Alone" and Big Wheel" by Lou Ragland, "Red Robin" and "I've Got Something Going On" by Volcanic Eruption, and "I Can't Take It" and "What The Doctor Prescribed" by Lou Ragland & Hot Chocolate. Next is The Conveyor – the second album from Lou Ragland, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of similar 70s indie work by Mike James Kirkland. The arrangements are also bigger – not smooth, but ambitious, in a style that perfectly matches the higher vision Lou's going for in tracks like "Understand Each Other", "What Should I Do?", "The Next World", and "It's Got To Change". Conveyor also comes with bonus tracks too – "Tend To Your Business" by Wildfire, plus "Since You Said You'd Be Mine" and "I Didn't Mean To Leave You" by Lou Ragland. And last up is an incredible batch of unreleased material – maybe the biggest and best so far from Ragland – tracks that have this really ambitious quality that mixes soul, funk, and larger orchestrations – especially some light strings, which really expand the sound, and push the music into this righteous territory that reminds us a lot of the creative experiments in Chicago during the Cadet/Concept years! Lou's vocals are great, and the message is totally righteous – and even though the tape quality is slightly aged, the soulful vibe really comes through – on cuts that include "Understand Each Other", "It Ain't My Fault", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Spend My Life Loving You", "Until I Met You", and "Brother Louie". Lovingly packaged by Numero – with a huge booklet of photos and history – and cool mini-LP sleeves too! CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Danger Mouse feat Jemini The Gifted OneGhetto Pop Life ... CD
Lex, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beat architect Danger Mouse and MC Jemini pair off for Ghetto Pop Life – a pretty solid full length that's actually getting the notice it deserves, thanks to DM's much celebrated Grey Album. Prince Po, Cee Lo, Alkaholiks, J-Zone and Pharcyde (who's Delicious Vinyl sound is a clear influence on Mouse) all make appearances. Tracks include "Ghetto Pop Life", "Omega Supreme", "What You Sittin' On", "Take Care Of Business", "Yoo-Hoo", "Bush Boys" (one of the best anti-Bush regime tracks we've heard) and more. CD
(Jewel case edition.)

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✨✧ Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (4LP set) ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but an Ohio funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland – with a tasty raw indie soul vibe – and the original album was only pressed up at 500 copies. Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do" – plus 8 more tracks from the same vintage – "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "I Travel Alone" and Big Wheel" by Lou Ragland, "Red Robin" and "I've Got Something Going On" by Volcanic Eruption, and "I Can't Take It" and "What The Doctor Prescribed" by Lou Ragland & Hot Chocolate. Next is The Conveyor – the second album from Lou Ragland, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of similar 70s indie work by Mike James Kirkland. The arrangements are also bigger – not smooth, but ambitious, in a style that perfectly matches the higher vision Lou's going for in tracks like "Understand Each Other", "What Should I Do?", "The Next World", and "It's Got To Change". Conveyor also comes with bonus tracks too – "Tend To Your Business" by Wildfire, plus "Since You Said You'd Be Mine" and "I Didn't Mean To Leave You" by Lou Ragland. And last up is an incredible batch of unreleased material – maybe the biggest and best so far from Ragland – tracks that have this really ambitious quality that mixes soul, funk, and larger orchestrations – especially some light strings, which really expand the sound, and push the music into this righteous territory that reminds us a lot of the creative experiments in Chicago during the Cadet/Concept years! Lou's vocals are great, and the message is totally righteous – and even though the tape quality is slightly aged, the soulful vibe really comes through – on cuts that include "Understand Each Other", "It Ain't My Fault", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Spend My Life Loving You", "Until I Met You", and "Brother Louie". Lovingly packaged by Numero – with a huge booklet of photos and history! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower Records 1969/1970 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had been established already for Sly & The Family Stone's work-to-date, there was a brief period when he and manager David Kapralik set out make Stone Flower an official management and production house – and recorded some great tunes with female vocal trio Little Sister, funky soul singer and harmonica player Joe Hicks and funk rock sextet 6ix – as well as some gems sung by Sly himself. Sly & The Family Stone were soon to take off in a really huge way, his business relationship with Kapalik was becoming strained, and other factors behind-the-scenes made it impossible for Stone Flower Productions to really take root, but this brief period is fantastic. We're so glad it's been dug up and collected here! The cuts are primarily written and produced by Sly Stone – with Sly out front on "Just Like A Baby", "Africa", "Spirit" and "Scared" – and other great tracks include "You're The One" and "Somebody's Watching You" by Little Sister, "Home Sweet Home (Part 2)" and "I'm Going Home (Part 1)" by Joe Hicks, "Trying To Make You Feel Good", "You Can, We Can" by 6ix and more. 18 tracks in all – with a nice booklet of notes by Alec Palao, and an interview with the elusive Sly Stone himself! CD

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✨✧ Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower Records 1969/1970 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had been established already for Sly & The Family Stone's work-to-date, there was a brief period when he and manager David Kapralik set out make Stone Flower an official management and production house – and recorded some great tunes with female vocal trio Little Sister, funky soul singer and harmonica player Joe Hicks and funk rock sextet 6ix – as well as some gems sung by Sly himself. Sly & The Family Stone were soon to take off in a really huge way, his business relationship with Kapalik was becoming strained, and other factors behind-the-scenes made it impossible for Stone Flower Productions to really take root, but this brief period is fantastic. We're so glad it's been dug up and collected here! The cuts are primarily written and produced by Sly Stone – with Sly out front on "Just Like A Baby", "Africa", "Spirit" and "Scared" – and other great tracks include "You're The One" and "Somebody's Watching You" by Little Sister, "Home Sweet Home (Part 2)" and "I'm Going Home (Part 1)" by Joe Hicks, "Trying To Make You Feel Good", "You Can, We Can" by 6ix and more. 18 tracks in all – with a nice booklet of notes by Alec Palao, and an interview with the elusive Sly Stone himself! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hartmut Geerken & Chris TrentSun Ra Omniverse (hardcover) ... Book
Art Yard (Germany), 1994/2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible book on Sun Ra & The Arkestra – one that's got all the beauty and heft of one of his rare albums on the Saturn Records label! This is the second edition of Omniverse (the first went out of print almost 20 years ago, and now goes for fabulous sums) – and it's even bigger than the first, with a stunning amount of words, notes, photos, artwork, and images of vintage records – all pulled together to represent the "omniverse" promised in the title! The book begins with a long history on Ra and his music, along with all the complicated business practices that accompanied it – then goes on to include pages and pages of wonderful photos, by Val Wilmer and author Hartmut Geerken – alongside other writings on Ra's music by Chris Cutler, Salah Ragab, Robert Campbell, Amiri Baraka, and others – before then diving into a huge discography on Ra-related recordings – with images on pre-Saturn singles and 78s, releases on Saturn and other labels, and lots more session information too – then ending with a huge amount of images of vintage record covers and other Ra releases, plus rare handbills as well. The whole thing is as big as the biggest coffee table books you'll find – but a lot more interesting overall – and the presentation is top-shelf all the way through! Expensive, but totally worth it even if you've only got a minor interest in Sun Ra – over 300 pages, full color, and lavishly printed. Book

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerYou Ought To Be Havin Fun – The Columbia/Epic Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two slices of work from Tower Of Power – both recorded for Sony/CBS, but with over a decade between them! First up, the set presents 19 killer cuts from the Columbia Records years of Tower Of Power – a time when the group moved away from Warner Brothers, where they were maybe losing a little steam – and forged this fantastic sense of soul that was missing from some of their earlier records! At the start, TOP were a rock-solid funk act – but here, they also bring a stronger soul approach to their vocals and songwriting – in a way that mixes their always-sharp instrumentation with a deeper, more developed vibe – super-strong material that sometimes doesn't always get its due. The set brings together Columbia tracks from albums, singles, and even some b-sides – with tracks that include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Am I A Fool", "Lovin You Is Gonna See Me Thru", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", "Because I Think The World Of You", "We Came To Play", "Love Bug", "While We Went To The Moon", "Somewhere Down The Road", "Deal With It", "By Your Side", and "Heaven Must Have Made You". The second half of the package features tunes the group recorded for Epic Records during the mid 90s – material that was only issued on CD at the time, and which shows TOP to continue the strengths of their earlier years! Some of the cuts go for a retro funk approach, others have a more contemporary soul vibe – and the set features 16 Epic tracks that include "A Little Knowledge", "Recapture The Magic", "Soul With A Capital S", "Please Come Back To Stay", "You", "Rhythm & Business", "Come To A Decision", "Undercurrent", "Diggin On James Brown", and "How Could This Happen To Me". CD
 
 
 



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