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Benny MoreMambo Numero Uno ... CD
Discos Habanos (Cuba), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Elis Regina & Jair RodriguesDois Na Bossa - Numero 3 ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1967. Very Good ... $28.99
A third classic set from the team of Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues – two artists who hardly worked together in later years, but who were one of the greatest teams going in 60s Brazil! As with previous volumes, the album's recorded live – in a mode that has each artist on their own on some tracks, then trading lines back and forth on others – especially the extended "pot-pourri" numbers that Elis and Jair really helped to popularize at the time. Backings are extremely tight and jazzy – more so than on some of the Regina studio albums – and there's a crackling sense of energy throughout the whole thing – not just from the combo, but also from the audience too, who really go wild during the set! Titles include "Manifesto", "Amor De Carnaval", "O Ser Humano", "Imagem", and "Marcha Da Quarta" – and two longer "pot-pourri" tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice clean original copy!)

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✨✧ Manuel DorantesNumero Uno ... LP
Sitar Sound, 1983. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Appears to be inscribed by the artist on the back.)
 
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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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AntenaCamino Del Sol EP ... LP
Disques Du Crepuscule/Numero, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived Belgian outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the set. Includes "Achilles", "Silly Things", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaya" and "Sissexa". LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 reissue of the original 5 track mini LP/EP.)

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✨✧ Pastor TL BarrettLike A Ship (Without A Sail) ... LP
Mt Zion/Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church – a south side ensemble that's filled with genuine spirit and passion, aimed towards lofty ideals – but set up with some deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that keep things razor sharp throughout! The album was cut at the affordable Sound Market Studio – but behind the soaring, spirited lead and chorus vocal arrangements are players supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with other Chess players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch on the sessions too. Raw drums, grooving organ, and incredible bass lines lay the foundation, but it's the voices that really shine on this completely wonderful, totally essential set! Titles include "Like A Ship", "Wonderful", "It's Me O Lord", "Ever Since", "Nobody Knows", "Joyful Noice", "Medley/Dr. Watts Hymn & The Disciples Prayer" and "Blessed Quietness". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit in the middle! "Heavenly" picks up the pace a bit more – percussion and strings leaping along with some handclaps – all to create a proudly-strutting groove that has Carroll singing in a completely different mood! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CreationAction Painting (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2LP set features 24 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, mono versions, and new stereo mixes– plus a 16 page book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black haze colored vinyl pressing.)

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CreationWe Are Paintermen (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hit-Ton Schalllatten/Numero, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A gem of a record from one of the coolest UK groups of the 60s – served up here in a German release that maybe gives The Creation one of their most vibrant covers ever! Despite the European issue of the material, the tracks here are all Brit brilliance from the group and producer Shel Talmy – served up in their incredible blend of mod grooves, garagey rawness, and early psych production – sharp and tight at the same time, and years ahead of its time! Titles include "Can I Join Your Band", "Making Time", "Tom Tom", "Biff Bang Pow", "Painterman", and "Nightmares" – plus covers of "Cool Jerk", "Hey Joe", and "Like A Rolling Stone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Deacons/Royal RevueSock It To Me (part 1)/Is It Beacause I'm Black ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $29.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)

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Syl JohnsonIs It Because I'm Black (50th Anniversary edition – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Twinight/Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
One of the best-ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums ever! The set's the deepest that Syl Johnson ever recorded – and it takes all the hard, raw soul he forged on previous funky 45s – and spins it out in longer album format – with some wicked backings that more than keep up the funk from before, but which also help Johnson deepen the message of his tunes! The political vibe of the album comes through right away in the striking cover and title – and the title track is a 7 and a half minute gem – one of the boldest songs ever about disempowerment. Backings are by Jimmy Jones & The Pieces Of Peace – who really keep the sound deep throughout – and in addition to the classic title track "Is It Because I'm Black", other tunes include "Right On", "Together Forever", "Concrete Reservation", "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", "Black Balloons", and "I'm Talkin About Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Thelma JonesI Can't Stand It/Only Yesterday ... 7-inch
Numero, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A rare indie track from Thelma Jones – recorded down in Florida with a nicely burning groove! "I Can't Stand It" moves along at a slow-stepping, yet funky sort of pace – with a chunky rhythm that really lets Thelma take off with her vocals in the lead! "Only Yesterday" is a ballad number – very moodily paced, a bit like some of those mellow tracks that Aretha Franklin did so well at the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". CD
Also available Vision Songs ... LP 18.99

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 23.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vision Songs ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Shirley Ann LeeSongs Of Light (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A beautiful batch of gospel work from Shirley Ann Lee – a vocalist who originally worked the spiritual circuit in a trio with Candi Staton! The album's an unusual one – put together partly as a way of promoting Shirley's music to a larger audience – which means it's got a few spoken bits that kind of introduce her with cool musical backings, then roll into the songs themselves – which are often a very bluesy version of gospel – recorded with earthy instrumentation that really brings out the deep soul in her vocals! There's a nicely offbeat quality to the record – and in addition to 6 rare singles, the set also features 10 more that have never been issued before. Titles include "All I Have To Depend On", "There's A Light", "How Can I Lose", "Someday", "Stay On Your Knees", "Get Back", "I've Got To Make It", and "Blessed Quietness". LP, Vinyl record album
(On brown colored vinyl.)

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New World MusicIntellectual Thinking/Across The Water (Edit)/Music For All People ... 12-inch
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99 24.98
Sweet electro soul from a Bay Area group who deliver way more than most of their contemporaries – music that's deep enough to maybe win the "intellectual" tag in the title! That cut leads off the EP – and is this laidback dreamy instrumental that runs for almost 9 minutes in length – with slow beats and a great piano part to offset the other electro elements! "Across The Water" has a bit of vocals – but really lets you get into the midtempo funky groove before any words come into place – and even then, they step aside when a voice shouts out "turn the bass up" – before a mighty nice solo! "Music For All People has a bright blend of beats and bass – with lots of jazzy elements on the guitar line too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Penny & The QuartersYou & Me/You Are Giving Me Some Other Love (purple vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
A gem of a sweet soul single from Numero – material that never got issued back in the day! "You & Me" is a tremendous little tune – very spare and sweet, with a completely catchy hook – all put together with a roughness that reminds us of the earliest days of doo wop recording, even though the track is a soul tune all the way through! The unearthed cut first appeared on Numero's Prix label compilation – and in the film Blue Valentine – and it's backed here by the never-heard "You Are Giving Me Some Other Love" – an equally great mellow soul tune, with wonderful slow-moving harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On purple vinyl!)

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✨✧ Periodical NumericalPeriodical Numerical Vol 2 – The New Age Issue ... Magazine
Numero, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 8.99
A special issue of Numero Group's magazine – one that focuses on the new age underground of the 70s and 80s! The issue doesn't look at the big hits on Windham Hill and other labels – and instead, moves into a deeper space of guys who were really committed to their spirits as much as their sounds – and often continued with a legacy that stretched well into recent years too. The issue has articles on Laraaji, Alex Johnson, Iasos, David Casper, and Jordan De La Sierra – some of whom you might recognize from Numero reissues – and the whole thing is put together in a format that resembles some of the bigger, better booklets that come with Numero Group compilations. Magazine

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PiscesLovely Sight ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
Rare late 60s psychedelia from blue collar Rockford, Il – a totally great lost album of pop psych tunefulness from Pisces – who had an incredible knack for experimental sounds that weave in and out of the hallucinatory pop structure! The group centered around core players Jim Krein and Paul DiVenti, and a number of the tunes have fragile, beautiful lead vocals by Linda Bruner, bringing in a bit of Velvets style stark, haunting loveliness – and most of the tracks languished unreleased all this time! This is essentially the first real release of almost all of the tunes, and the best shot at finding an adventurous audience any of it has ever had! We think this stuff would have been hugely influential had it found an audience in its time, hell, it sounds to us like it actually did influence countless groups, even though that's hardly even possible! There's a tunefulness at the center that bears the fruits of the experimental pop sounds that came from benchmark scenes of the era, from Haight Ashbury to Abbey Road – but the found sound ephemera, tape manipulations, and tripped out atmospherics really bring in some far out vibes! An essential discovery from Numero that's as exciting, insistently groovy and eclectic as any of the rock oriented stuff they've dug up to date! Titles include "Dear One", "Children Kiss Your Mother Goodnight", "Motley Mary Ann", "Say Goodbye To John", "The Music Box", "Like A Hole In The Wall Where The Rat Lives", "Elephant Eyes", "Circle Of Time" and more – plus the "extended play" bonus tracks "A Flower For All Seasons" and "In The Summer A Grape Grows". CD

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Jackie ShaneAny Other Way ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 25.98
Fantastic sounds from Jackie Shane – a Canadian soul singer who's achieved a bit of recent fame, due to her legacy as an underground trans figure – but an artist who'd already be a winner, even without such a fascinating back story! Fortunately, both sides of Jackie's life are included here – a stunning array of rare soul singles from the late 60s, alongside a heavy package of notes, photos, and other bits of Shane's unusual story – all given the wonderful Numero Group treatment! These guys have a way of digging out stories even where you might not expect them – so in the case of Jackie, their efforts are extra-important – and the heavy weight of the record really seems to emphasize that fact – as the whole thing's really a double-whammy of Numero genius. But again, even without all of that, the whole thing's more than essential for any fan of underground soul – especially female soul – half the set features her rare singles, the other lost live work – with titles that include "Sticks & Stones", "Cruel Cruel World", "Comin Down", "In My Tenement", "Send Me Some Lovin", "I've Really Got The Blues", "Stand Up Straight & Tall", "Cruel Cruel World", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Any Other Way", "Shotgun", "I Don't Want To Cry", and "Money". CD
Also available Any Other Way ... LP 21.99

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Jackie ShaneAny Other Way ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 27.98
Fantastic sounds from Jackie Shane – a Canadian soul singer who's achieved a bit of recent fame, due to her legacy as an underground trans figure – but an artist who'd already be a winner, even without such a fascinating back story! Fortunately, both sides of Jackie's life are included here – a stunning array of rare soul singles from the late 60s, alongside a heavy package of notes, photos, and other bits of Shane's unusual story – all given the wonderful Numero Group treatment! These guys have a way of digging out stories even where you might not expect them – so in the case of Jackie, their efforts are extra-important – and the heavy weight of the record really seems to emphasize that fact – as the whole thing's really a double-whammy of Numero genius. But again, even without all of that, the whole thing's more than essential for any fan of underground soul – especially female soul – half the set features her rare singles, the other lost live work – with titles that include "Sticks & Stones", "Cruel Cruel World", "Comin Down", "In My Tenement", "Send Me Some Lovin", "I've Really Got The Blues", "Stand Up Straight & Tall", "Cruel Cruel World", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Any Other Way", "Shotgun", "I Don't Want To Cry", and "Money". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Any Other Way ... CD 18.99

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Spontaneous OverthrowAll About Money ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
An eerie bit of soul from the 80s scene in Newark – one that's got a special vibe that's all its own – partly due to a real love of echo from the producers! The set uses a fair bit of the electro elements you might know from 80s soul, especially the east coast underground type – but there's also a lot of processing on these elements, so that everything's all murky and moody in the deeper space of the album's style – very different than the crisp crackle of most albums from the time! The group are almost a street soul take on the early Detroit styles of George Clinton – not in the fullness of the funk ensemble, but in the darkness that hangs in the production – which seems to color even some of the more positive moments in the music. Titles include "If We Work It Out", "Get Yourself Together", "All About Money", "Take Out The Time", "Overthrow Groove", and "Why Did You Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All About Money (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Spontaneous OverthrowAll About Money (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Numero/P-Vine (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $24.99
An eerie bit of soul from the 80s scene in Newark – one that's got a special vibe that's all its own – partly due to a real love of echo from the producers! The set uses a fair bit of the electro elements you might know from 80s soul, especially the east coast underground type – but there's also a lot of processing on these elements, so that everything's all murky and moody in the deeper space of the album's style – very different than the crisp crackle of most albums from the time! The group are almost a street soul take on the early Detroit styles of George Clinton – not in the fullness of the funk ensemble, but in the darkness that hangs in the production – which seems to color even some of the more positive moments in the music. Titles include "If We Work It Out", "Get Yourself Together", "All About Money", "Take Out The Time", "Overthrow Groove", and "Why Did You Leave Me". CD
Also available All About Money ... LP 18.99

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White ZombieIt Came From NYC (3CD with book) ... CD
Numero, Mid/Late 80s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
... CD
(Packaged in a 108 page book.)

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VariousBasement Beehive – The Girl Group Underground ... LP
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 34.98
One of the deepest digs into the 60s girl group scene we've ever seen – a package that not only gets way way past the big hits of the time, but also provides much better sound and way more context than the sorts of dodgy CDr collections that have spotted the market for years! It's great to see Numero's magic touch turned onto this sort of world – as the songs here are all super-obscure, and served up from a wealth of rare 7" singles – but come together wonderfully in a beautiful mix of soul and rock, all showing just how many great girl group sounds were recorded back in the day! Many of these numbers are plenty darn catchy – and rival the best coming from Motown or the Brill Building scene – but also have the great distinction of being completely fresh, and backed up with the usual great Numero sense of history in the package – which includes copious notes and loads of great rare images. 2LP set features 28 tracks in all – and includes work by The Contessas, The Shades, Monzaz, Paulette & The Cupids, Toni & the Hearts, Charles Pikes & The Scholars, and lots more acts you've never heard before! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A treasure trove of funk and soul from one heck of a great little label – Columbus, Ohio's short-lived Capsoul imprint – only around for 5 years in the 70s, but home to a great flurry of indie singles! We first caught onto the label's brilliance with their funky classics "Hot Grits" by Elijah & The Ebonies and "Sock It To Em Soul Brother" by Bill Moss – but as this set wonderfully demonstrates, the label's got a heck of a lot more to offer – and all of it great! The label's brilliance has been masterfully unearthed by the crate-digging team at Numero Records – who've brought together 20 of the best Capsoul singles in a beautiful package that really tells the story of the tiny imprint, getting at the details and struggles that faced independent soul in the marketplace of the 70s. Way more than just a set of old singles, the set's a rich document of indie soul in one of the near-forgotten corners of the Midwest – filled with great tunes that may well have you booking the next flight you can find to Columbus! Titles include "Sock It To Em Soul Brother" by Bill Moss, "Pure Soul" by Elijah & The Ebonies, "Without Love" by Ronnie Taylor, "You're All I Need To Make It" by Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum, & Durr, "Hot Grits" by Elijah & The Ebonies, "Too Far Gone" by Four Mints, "I Want To Be Ready" by Kook Blues, "Go On Fool" by Marion Black, and "Number One" by Bill Moss. Updated version features new mastering and additional notes – plus the bonus track "All I Need To Make It" by The Capsoul Group. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Dynamic Label (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
That's a sweet image on the cover – and the grooves inside are equally dynamic too – a really wonderful collection that's easily one of the most compelling in Numero's Eccentric Soul series! The work here all hails from the tiny San Antonio scene of the late 60s – but much of the music has a sound that's way different than you might expect from Texas soul – often with great harmonies that recall the best of the east coast groups of the time, and occasionally with a few brown-eyed touches that echo the style of East LA! There's a wonderfully heartbreaking feel to many of these tracks – and the set's heavy focus on mellower numbers is totally great – and gives the whole thing a wonderful late nite sort of vibe that's usually quite hard to find in compilations like this. As usual, Numero's done a great job with the notes and history of the label – but the music alone is more than enough – a heady brew of cuts that include "Little Girl Blue" and "Try Loving Me" by The Webs, "I Gotta Know" by Tonettes, "Give Your Love To Me" and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Little Jr Jesse & The Tear Drops, "Cry & Wonder Why" by Doc & Sal, "Must Be Alright" and "Hey It's Love" by The Commands, "She's Gotta Have Soul" by Bobby Blackmon & The Soul Express, and "I Can't Take No More" by Willie Cooper & The Webs. 2LP version features 7 more tracks not on the CD set – and great heavy vinyl and cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair bit of singles for the label too! Besides a tie to the O'Jays, the Saru label also had a tight, well-chosen roster – one that really helped make Cleveland a hotbed for sweet soul at the time – easily competing with the hippest singers and groups from Philly, New York, and New Jersey – thanks to a string of excellent 45s on both the Saru imprint, and related Horoscope Records! As usual with Numero, the whole package is filled with fantastic details and photos that are as compelling as the music itself – and as for the music, this time around the Numero folks really get to the heart of the matter with a non-stop array of excellent material – not unreleased tapes, but killer 45s that really show Saru as a hell of a great soul label during its short run of records. Titles include "For The Rest Of My Life" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cry" by The Out Of Sights, "I Believe" and "Are You Man Enough" by Sir Stanely, "Stand In For Love" and "Love's Needed" by Pandella Kelly, "Come Back Boy" and "The Last Time" by The Ba-Roz, "Bound" and "I Remember You" by Ponderosa Twins, "Just To Be With You" and "Got To Make It Right" by Elements, "Can't Make It Without You" by Michael Bell, "Got To Get My Broom Out" by David Peoples, "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, and "Now He's Home" and "Shattered Man" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKing Bullard Version – Songs Of The BOS Label (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
Spiritual sounds from the Cleveland scene of the 70s – a host of lesser-known acts who recorded for the BOS label at the time, but who could easily match the best strengths of the growing gospel mainstream! The music here relies heavily on secular soul styles of the time – bits of funk or southern modes used heavily in the mix, and some great harmonies in the case of the label's standout male vocal groups – all of whom preach the spirit with the sort of humanity usually reserved for heartbreaking love! Numero have done a great job of pulling together rare singles here – and the set's got a much tighter feel than some of the label's bigger collections – a nicely focused groove that's still plenty appealing to fans of secular soul. Titles include "I Had A Talk" by The Friendly Seven, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Southern Echoes, "Walk Through The Valley" by Sensational Saints, "Glory Glory" by Capitalaires, "Unity" by Mighty Imperials, and "My Life Will Be Sweeter" by Trumplettes. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousLocal Customs – Cavern Sound ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Some of the most underground sounds you could ever hope to hear – quite literally, as the music on the set was recorded in a subterranean studio based in a cavern in Missouri! We could go on making endless jokes about "hard rock" and things like that – but we'll quickly skip past the novelty of the recording to let you know that the collection is a treasure trove of rare gems from Kansas and Missouri at the time – really great little groups who have a lot more to offer than the usual garage combos or c-grade psych outfits – as plenty of these guys are more than tight and tuneful enough to have hit the charts at the time! There's some great undercurrents of bigger styles running through the music at points – including surprising horn parts, soulful vocal inflections, and a sense of arrangement that makes for some really well-conceived music all the way through – even though the range of groups is quite varied. We're betting you don't have any of these singles at home in your collection – and the set features titles that include "She's A Part Of Me" by The Dantes, "The King Was" by Jaded, "Fraight" by William Jones, "In My Grave" by The Reactions, "One Day Girl" by Burlington Express, "Mustache In Your Face" by Pretty, "You'll Know The Words" by Larry Sands & The Sound Affair, "Think Before You Leave" by Mulligan, and "I Wish It Hadn't Ended That Way" by Tide. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, including inserts.)

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VariousPlanisphere (picture disc) ... LP
Numero, Mid 90s. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the more obscure releases in the Numero Group catalog – a set that eschews their usual sense of history and explanation, and goes instead for a package that's got more design than information! The record is beautiful – a picture disc that replicates a star finder – and which contains music that, we think, is from the mid 90s southern Cali underground – all of it an odd mix of folksy modes and electronics – with a sound that definitely echoes the heavens, but also points back to earth. One way of imagining these sounds is to think of the home recordings that might have been made by a bunch of guys who'd experienced alien abduction – then rushed home to their guitar and keyboards – to craft tunes that include "Chased By The Shadows" by Alan Purvey, "The Surface Of The Water" by Circus Underwater, "Coming Home Again" by Cracky, "The Birds" by Rick Cuevas, "Dream Music" by Dereck Higgins, and "Harmonic Love" by Cobalt. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... LP
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 29.98
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSwitched-On Eugene ... CD
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
The world of moogy music first exploded back in the late 60s – when artists like Bruce Haack, Perry-Kingsley, and others were making all these wonderfully weird records that featured heavy analogue electronics and other playful elements! By the 80s, most of that music had gone away – some migrating to the world of new age, others turning more mainstream – yet up in Eugene, Oregon, there was a small scene that continued the electronic experiments of years past – work that sounded very different than most of the darker cold wave and industrial sounds that were popping up at other points on the globe. This collection offers up a long-overdue look at that scene – and features work from a collective of artists who really continue some of the hippest traditions of the genre – from the early records that Bruce Haack made with Miss Nelson, to some of the weird Mort Garson productions, even to some of the more wigged-out French psych/electronics of the 70s. Some of these tracks have vocals, some are instrumental – and they're all nicely "switched on" – providing a great bridge between the world of Walter Carlos and the Stereolab generation to come. Titles include "Energy" by Kim Carter, "Other Playgrounds" by Peter Kardas, "The Seven Rays" by David Stout, "Finale From A Walk Down Serenity Lane" by Joel Horowitz, "Self Regulation 2" by Carl Juarez, "The Ride" by Talve, "New Snow" by Peter Nothnagle, and "Patterns" by Suse Millemann. CD
Also available Switched-On Eugene ... LP 23.99

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VariousSwitched-On Eugene ... LP
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 31.98
The world of moogy music first exploded back in the late 60s – when artists like Bruce Haack, Perry-Kingsley, and others were making all these wonderfully weird records that featured heavy analogue electronics and other playful elements! By the 80s, most of that music had gone away – some migrating to the world of new age, others turning more mainstream – yet up in Eugene, Oregon, there was a small scene that continued the electronic experiments of years past – work that sounded very different than most of the darker cold wave and industrial sounds that were popping up at other points on the globe. This collection offers up a long-overdue look at that scene – and features work from a collective of artists who really continue some of the hippest traditions of the genre – from the early records that Bruce Haack made with Miss Nelson, to some of the weird Mort Garson productions, even to some of the more wigged-out French psych/electronics of the 70s. Some of these tracks have vocals, some are instrumental – and they're all nicely "switched on" – providing a great bridge between the world of Walter Carlos and the Stereolab generation to come. Titles include "Energy" by Kim Carter, "Other Playgrounds" by Peter Kardas, "The Seven Rays" by David Stout, "Finale From A Walk Down Serenity Lane" by Joel Horowitz, "Self Regulation 2" by Carl Juarez, "The Ride" by Talve, "New Snow" by Peter Nothnagle, and "Patterns" by Suse Millemann. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Switched-On Eugene ... CD 12.99

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VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP ... $38.99 49.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTeen Expo – The Cleopatra Label ... LP
Numero, 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
A great little look not just at a small indie label of the 60s – but also that decade's larger underground music scene – served up here on a set of recordings done for the tiny Cleopatra label in New Jersey! There's definitely lots of those "wanna be hitmaker" cuts that can make a tiny label so great – but Cleopatra also had a great ear for talents who ran around the farther range of pop as well – cool female singers with a nice slinky sound, or male artists who might have been going for deeper styles that wouldn't really flourish more strongly until a few years later in the mainstream – all captured with surprising care and taste by label head Tommy Falcone! As with the best of the other Numero sets like this, the story behind the label is as great as the music itself – quite compelling, given that Falcone and most of his artists were just a stone's throw away from New York – but often a world away, given the gap between mainstream fame and indie obscurity. The set features 26 tracks in all – and includes some by The Inmates, probably the biggest act to come from Falcone's studios – plus Bernadette Carroll, The Tabbys, Dick Hunter, Vickie & The Van Dykes, The Ovations, Centuries, Hallmarks, Johnny Silvio, Jimmy Davis, Tommy Manno, Eugene Viscione, and The Shandillons. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTitan – It's All Pop (4LP white vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Titan/Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... $45.99 59.99
Seminal sounds from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – a wealth of power pop work from the tiny Titan label – all brought together in one of the most brilliant packages we've ever seen from the Numero Group! Like most Numero releases, there's a great story behind this set – a tale of bounced checks, interstate culture, and a cadre of great groups who would have been huge – had they recorded this music out on the coast! Titan's way more than just a tiny label that managed to put out some killer singles back in the day – it's a pop powerhouse that shows just how much under-discovered genius the American scene can hold – music that really helps break down simple understandings of late 70s rock, especially when presented this well. The 2LP set features 51 tracks – 10 more than the CD version (!) – and a really great oversize 24 page booklet – a great counterpart to Numero's Yellow Pills set – filled with notes on Titan, a complete discography, and a wealth of wonderful photos that really make this unique scene come alive. Titles include "Shark" and "Real Life Saver" by Gary Charlson, "No Way Baby" and "I Wanna Be" by Arlis, "It's Your Heart Tonight" and "Radio Heart" by Secrets, "Please Change Your Mind" and "Baby It's You" by Boys, "Rock N Roll Song" and "Radio City" by Bobby Sky, "The Last Song" by JP McClain & The Intruders, "Cry" and "Didn't Like It Anyway" by Gems, "Coit Tower" and "Drink A Toast" by Millionaire At Midnight, and "I Think About You" by Scott McCarl. LP, Vinyl record album
(On white colored vinyl – with 12" X 12" book!)

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VariousW2NG – 89.9 FM (orange colored vinyl) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
The Numero Group turn their radio to yet another spot on the dial – this time around posing as a 70s AOR station, but working with their usual flair for rare and unreleased tunes! Given that the musical style is one that you're used to associating with big hits, it's great to hear music like this coming from deeper in the American underground – served up by artists who weren't trying to stand apart from the pack – just try to create their own top-shelf music in a relatively overlooked environment. Titles include "What A Way To Go" by Nanette, "Quick N Slick" by Orphans Of Love, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Arms" by Marshall Titus, "No Other Life Without You" by Greenflow, "Child Of December" by Larry Sanders, "You've Got A Woman" by Lion, "Take This To Heart" by Kettner & Shawe, "Waste Of Time" by Gary Hyde, and "You & Me Me & You" by Phillips. LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl – in a very cool die-cut sleeve!)

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VariousWarfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
An amazing little set that's as musically striking as its cover is visually stimulating – pulled together from rare 70s singles that bring forth a whole different side of the American underground than the singer/songwriter generation! These tracks are by young folks who are very much touched by the times – maybe a little f-ed up, both by controlled substances and crumbling 70s society – which leads them to write some amazing "morning after the 60s" tunes – full of as much darkness as the hippie generation was filled with hop! Most of these cuts are somewhere in the proto-metal territory – but the music is hardly heavy metal at all – just filled with loud guitars, brash energy, and lots of very heady themes. In addition to the cover, the song titles alone might give you a great idea of the music – as cuts include "Acid Nightmare" by Xarhanga, "Hypodermic Needle" by Novak's Kapelle, "Pink Pills" by Brass Alley, "Drugs" by Gift, "Acid Raga" by Sunn Cycle, "Speed Freak" by The Ritual, "Prayer Of Despair" by Gollum, "Drunk Screaming" by Goliath, and "Acid" by Acid. All done with the usual Numero panache, too – which means great notes and lots of information! CD
Also available Warfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

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VariousWarfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $28.99 31.98
An amazing little set that's as musically striking as its cover is visually stimulating – pulled together from rare 70s singles that bring forth a whole different side of the American underground than the singer/songwriter generation! These tracks are by young folks who are very much touched by the times – maybe a little f-ed up, both by controlled substances and crumbling 70s society – which leads them to write some amazing "morning after the 60s" tunes – full of as much darkness as the hippie generation was filled with hope! Most of these cuts are somewhere in the proto-metal territory – but the music is hardly heavy metal at all – just filled with loud guitars, brash energy, and lots of very heady themes. In addition to the cover, the song titles alone might give you a great idea of the music – as cuts include "Acid Nightmare" by Xarhanga, "Hypodermic Needle" by Novak's Kapelle, "Pink Pills" by Brass Alley, "Drugs" by Gift, "Acid Raga" by Sunn Cycle, "Speed Freak" by The Ritual, "Prayer Of Despair" by Gollum, "Drunk Screaming" by Goliath, and "Acid" by Acid. All done with the usual Numero panache, too – which means great notes and lots of information! LP, Vinyl record album
(Color-in-color/opaque yellow blob on clear vinyl.)
Also available Warfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares ... CD 13.99

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VariousWarfaring Strangers – Darkscorch Canticles ... LP
Numero, 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A really tremendous batch of dark-themed tunes from the American underground of the 70s – a treasure trove of under-discovered acts who were all inspired by the deeper brooding of the Led Zep and Black Sabbath generation! Unlike later manifestations from the indie scene, the work here isn't really heavy metal – and instead has this more complex approach – ready and able to spin out their own tales and stories in the space of a full length concept album, guided by their own unique myths and mysteries – even though most of these tracks only ever saw the light of day on 7" singles, as the bands mostly never got the chance to serve up a full-length set. Leave it to Numero to do a perfect job of bringing this underground together through their vivid notes and great images for the set – and no surprise, there's some occasional funky touches on a few of the tunes – especially on the drums. This is the kind of stuff the stoners in your high school wish they were hip enough to know about – and titles include "Warlord" by Wrath, "Twelve O'Clock Satanial" by Air, "Sealed In A Grave" by Triton Warrior, "Dark Days" by Space Rock, "Sweet Child" by Gorgon Medusa, "Cry For The Newborn" by Hellstorm, "Tasmania" by Stoned Mace, and "Seance" by Wizard. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 33.99
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWTNG 89.9 FM – Solid Bronze ... LP
Numero, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Ah for the day of the hometown radio station – those halcyon 70s years when local rock powerhouses really reigned the airwaves, and could shape the listening tastes of an entire region of listeners! And back in the day, some of the stations were so strong, they acted as key forces in the record business too – putting out compilations that drew attention to up-and-coming artists from their local scene – often featuring a fair bit of great work that never got exposure otherwise! With this sweet little set, Numero Group pay tribute to this overlooked genre of album – the kind that we bought years ago from Chicago stations like WLUP or WKQX – but presented here by the imaginary WTNG (The Numero Group – get it?) As with any other Numero collection, the set's overflowing with rare material – but the vibe is different than most of what they've featured so far – lots of cool, mellow, underground 70s rock – well-produced, but locally issued – with a flavor that's quite different than the bigger work coming from the coasts at the time. The whole thing's a wonderful musical discovery – the kind we've really come to expect from Numero over the years – with tracks that include "Aladdin" by Roach Band, "Try To Be True" by Caroline Peyton, "Your Love Rolled Over Me" by Timoth, "I'd Like To Touch A Star" by Lester Brothers, "Between Us" by Cream & Sugar, "Fantasy Woman" by Lorren Cornelius, "Heaven's Child" by Dwain Virgil, and "I Got Cha" by Green flow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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VariousYou're Not from Around Here ... LP
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy ... On July 26, 2019
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a replica of the original octagonal film canister, with 36" x 27" fold out poster!)

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✨✧ ChasmanSynth-E-Fuze ... LP
Numero, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric soul from Charles Grossman – aka Chasman – served up here with a sound that really fits the look of the cover! Chasman cut the set at the end of the 80s, but it's got a vibe that feels like the best electro material from earlier in the decade – lots of beats, basslines, and spare but strong use of keyboards – often played by the man himself on the keytar pictured on the cover! Unlike other work of the time, which might be trying to sound too much like conventional soul, but with spare elements – Chasman's groove is very content in its stripped-down approach, which is the real charm of the set, as he makes an awful lot come from just a little. Most tunes are instrumental, but there are a few vocal tracks too – and titles include "Synth E Fuge", "It's About A Dollar", "Dream Woman", "Somber Daze", "76 West", and "Wind Fall". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... LP
Numero, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – and if anything, the record has an even headier feel overall – really complicated sounds that are often deeply spiritual, but still have that snaking, bassline-driven, slow funk quality that we love in the group! The tunes each feel like mini-symphonies in soul – and although the themes center more around love than politics, they're done in a way that goes way past any sexy soul cliches of the time. The group is amazingly laidback – slow-stepping into each tune with a care and confidence that's amazing – and letting the cuts come into their own organically, but always with a mystical sense of order. Numero have done a wonderful job excavating this work – remastering the tapes for great sound, and telling the full story of the group and their too-short career. Titles include "The Best Of Good Love Gone", "I'll Never Let You Go", "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday", "I Begin To Weep", "I Want To Make Up", and "I Don't Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – Sitting In The Park (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to a legendary Chicago soul historian – the late Bob Abrahamian, well-remembered as a completely devoted soul music collector, DJ, and one-man archive who spent the late years of his life trying to uncover lost corners of the Windy City soul scene of the 60s and 70s! Bob's specialty was Chicago groups, and this set is overflowing with rare harmony soul that most of us would never have heard otherwise – the kind of obscure cuts that Abrahamian played on his famous radio show on WHPK (also the alma mater of Dusty Groove, too) – and presented beautifully here by the folks at Numero, on one of the best collections they've given us in years! The notes not only present Bob's story, but also feature bits of interviews he did with obscure Chicago soul artists, alongside photos and other notes too – to support a stunning selection of harmony soul cuts that include "How Could You Love Him" by Shades Of Brown, "Hard To Know" by Oneness, "A Fool Like Me" by Enchanters, "Reach For The Truth" by Puzzle People, "The Girl In The Window" by The Mist, "Second Story Man" by Chocolate Sunday, "Let Love Come In" by Cliff Curry, "Southside Chicago" by Otis Brown & The Delights, "Moaning & Crying" by The Dontells, "So I Can Make This Change" by Krash Band, and "It Ain't Fair (part 1)" by Ahead Of Our Time. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousLos Alamos Grind! ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Numero Records parodies both the Las Vegas Grind series of compilations, and the 50s sci-fi artwork of EC Comics – and turns out a surprisingly great set of tracks in the process! The material here is from the more garagey side of the Numero spectrum – tracks that are heavy on twang and guitars – sometimes instrumental, sometimes with raw early rock vocals – all laid out in a rock-solid collection that maybe beats some of the more long-running compilation series of this nature. In keeping with those, Numero has been completely restrained on including any real information on the tracks – just a groovy little comic insert that follows in the style of the cover – alongside titles that include "Classie's Whip" by Classie Ballou, "The Grasshopper Twist" by The Blazers, "Jump Back" by Eugene Blacknell, "Rock & Roll Guitar" by Johnny Knight, "The Boogie Twist (part 1)" by Cal Valentine, "Slap Stick" by Dino & The Deltones, "Bui Bui" by L Hollis & The Mackadoos, "Hot Links" by Soul Heirs, and "Aw Shucks" by JJ Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, download card, and mini comic book.)

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✨✧ VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. CD
Also available Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP 38.99

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✨✧ VariousTeen Expo – The Cleopatra Label ... CD
Numero, 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little look not just at a small indie label of the 60s – but also that decade's larger underground music scene – served up here on a set of recordings done for the tiny Cleopatra label in New Jersey! There's definitely lots of those "wanna be hitmaker" cuts that can make a tiny label so great – but Cleopatra also had a great ear for talents who ran around the farther range of pop as well – cool female singers with a nice slinky sound, or male artists who might have been going for deeper styles that wouldn't really flourish more strongly until a few years later in the mainstream – all captured with surprising care and taste by label head Tommy Falcone! As with the best of the other Numero sets like this, the story behind the label is as great as the music itself – quite compelling, given that Falcone and most of his artists were just a stone's throw away from New York – but often a world away, given the gap between mainstream fame and indie obscurity. The set features 26 tracks in all – and includes some by The Inmates, probably the biggest act to come from Falcone's studios – plus Bernadette Carroll, The Tabbys, Dick Hunter, Vickie & The Van Dykes, The Ovations, Centuries, Hallmarks, Johnny Silvio, Jimmy Davis, Tommy Manno, Eugene Viscione, and The Shandillons. CD
Also available Teen Expo – The Cleopatra Label ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ BlondieHeart Of Glass EP (pic disc version) ... 12-inch
Numero, 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A crossover classic from the lovely Deborah Harry – a tune that broke Blondie big on the airwaves, yet which also had a great life of its own in the clubs – no doubt due to its driving Giorgio Moroder-influenced disco beat! Yet the track's also got a lot more to live up to, too – an important meeting of punk and disco – reconciled for just a minute, at a level that makes the track a cornerstone for both generations! This special EP features the "disco long", "basic track", "disco instrumental", and "Shep Pettibone mix" versions of the track – plus "The Disco Song" and "Once I Had A Love", both other variations – all on a cool pic disc too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CreationMaking Time (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest cuts ever from The Creation – a mod riffing romper that will demand play after play, once you finish the very first spin! The lyrics are recorded with this fantastic Shel Talmy spaced out production – and the flipside features a rare instrumental, which lets you focus even more on the riffing guitar! Vocal is mono, instrumental is stereo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. CD
Also available Seafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... LP
Numero, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on the instrumental tip, and which allow for plenty of room in the tracks to let the players stretch out and solo – in a blend of keyboards and guitar with more traditional sarod and tablas! Rhythms are mostly upbeat, but in ways that are more interesting than the "disco" title implies – especially in 1982 – and the whole thing's maybe first a funky fusion record, which then borrows a bit from Indian percussion, then adds in Rupa's vocals in the lead. Titles include "Aaj Shanibar", "Moja Bhari Moja", "East West Shuffle", and the side-long jam "Ayee Morshume/Be Reham Duniya". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DusterCapsule Losing Contact (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 90s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A heady tribute to the late 90s magic of Duster – a group who found a way to strip down so many sounds of the decade that had gotten maybe a bit too standard, a bit too commercial – finding a way to take things back to the deepest depths of lo-fi in the garage, then somehow shoot them all out into the cosmos with a bit of inspiration from the space rock generation! There's maybe nothing completely new about the music of Duster, but from the perspective of 20 years, it all sounds pretty darn fresh – and maybe a lot better than sounds from the time that have been overplayed, over coffee shopped, and over film synced (although given Numero's skill at the latter, we may be hearing plenty of that soon!) The set features 51 tracks, pulled from the albums Contemporary Movement, Stratosphere, and 1975 – plus unreleased material, singles, and demos – all put together with the great Numero Group sense of history and archaeology! CD

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✨✧ DusterCapsule Losing Contact (4LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 90s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
A heady tribute to the late 90s magic of Duster – a group who found a way to strip down so many sounds of the decade that had gotten maybe a bit too standard, a bit too commercial – finding a way to take things back to the deepest depths of lo-fi in the garage, then somehow shoot them all out into the cosmos with a bit of inspiration from the space rock generation! There's maybe nothing completely new about the music of Duster, but from the perspective of 20 years, it all sounds pretty darn fresh – and maybe a lot better than sounds from the time that have been overplayed, over coffee shopped, and over film synced (although given Numero's skill at the latter, we may be hearing plenty of that soon!) The set features 51 tracks, pulled from the albums Contemporary Movement, Stratosphere, and 1975 – plus unreleased material, singles, and demos – all put together with the great Numero Group sense of history and archaeology! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Happy RhodesEctotrophia ... CD
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool sounds from a very unique singer – the under-discovered Happy Rhodes – a young artist who worked in virtual obscurity in upstate New York during the 80s, but who has a power and presence that should have made her huge on the international scene! Rhodes has this multi-octave style of singing – certainly like Kate Bush at times, but also with the power of Minnie Riperton too – often set to spare instrumentation that includes guitar and keyboard, recorded in a spare setting that served the cassette-only release of the music well. Yet there's also this depth to the whole thing – a quality that's more more starbound, as if Happy were recording for 4AD, or even a much bigger label – a mode that's not commercial, but just so aware of its presence – with a confidence that you almost never get in more obscure music of this nature. The package collects material from her self-released tapes, with detailed notes in the usual Numero standard – and titles include "I'm Not Awake I'm Not Asleep", "Oh The Drears", "Would That I Could", "If Love Is A Game I Win", "When The Rain Came Down", "Where Do I Go", "Come Here", "If So", "Don't Want To Hear It", "Because I Learn", and "Perfect Irony". CD

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✨✧ VariousBasement Beehive – The Girl Group Underground ... CD
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the deepest digs into the 60s girl group scene we've ever seen – a package that not only gets way way past the big hits of the time, but also provides much better sound and way more context than the sorts of dodgy CDr collections that have spotted the market for years! It's great to see Numero's magic touch turned onto this sort of world – as the songs here are all super-obscure, and served up from a wealth of rare 7" singles – but come together wonderfully in a beautiful mix of soul and rock, all showing just how many great girl group sounds were recorded back in the day! Many of these numbers are plenty darn catchy – and rival the best coming from Motown or the Brill Building scene – but also have the great distinction of being completely fresh, and backed up with the usual great Numero sense of history in the package – which includes copious notes and loads of great rare images. 2CD set features 56 tracks in all – and includes work by The Contessas, The Shades, Monzaz, Paulette & The Cupids, Toni & the Hearts, Charles Pikes & The Scholars, and lots more acts you've never heard before! CD
Also available Basement Beehive – The Girl Group Underground ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair bit of singles for the label too! Besides a tie to the O'Jays, the Saru label also had a tight, well-chosen roster – one that really helped make Cleveland a hotbed for sweet soul at the time – easily competing with the hippest singers and groups from Philly, New York, and New Jersey – thanks to a string of excellent 45s on both the Saru imprint, and related Horoscope Records! As usual with Numero, the whole package is filled with fantastic details and photos that are as compelling as the music itself – and as for the music, this time around the Numero folks really get to the heart of the matter with a non-stop array of excellent material – not unreleased tapes, but killer 45s that really show Saru as a hell of a great soul label during its short run of records. Titles include "For The Rest Of My Life" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cry" by The Out Of Sights, "I Believe" and "Are You Man Enough" by Sir Stanely, "Stand In For Love" and "Love's Needed" by Pandella Kelly, "Come Back Boy" and "The Last Time" by The Ba-Roz, "Bound" and "I Remember You" by Ponderosa Twins, "Just To Be With You" and "Got To Make It Right" by Elements, "Can't Make It Without You" by Michael Bell, "Got To Get My Broom Out" by David Peoples, "Just To Be With You" by Bobby Dukes, and "Now He's Home" and "Shattered Man" by The O'Jays. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousEscape From Synth City ... LP
Numero, 1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover here has a real Nintendo-looking cover – and the sounds within definitely follow that groove – in an array of spare 80s-styled modes that would have made us a lot happier back when we were gaming on our Atari and Activision sets in high school! In truth, many of these tunes are a bit too complicated or sonically rich to have been handled by both an early gaming system, or the tinny speaker on our old Sony TV set – but the package is maybe a fantasy of what would have, should have been the best mode of the time – had the powers that be allowed such things to happen! The work is maybe mostly in the mode of some of the best electronic sound library styles from the European scene at the first half of the 80s – that moment when more drum machine rhythms and keyboard parts were taking over from bigger studio combos – as you'll hear on titles that include "Konya" by Al Gromer Khan, "Intellectual Thinking" by New World Music, "Emperor's Clothes" by Jim Farmer, "Sunrise" by Vernal Equinox, "Breath Of Sound" by Tony Palkovic, and "Midnight Mambo" by Smith & Ericson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Packaged in a 12"x12" Nintendo Entertainment System-styled package.)
 
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Cheo FelicianoSentimiento, Tu ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... $14.99
Sweet strings and sophisticated soul – a wonderful combination in the hands of Cheo Feliciano, who sounds equally great here on both mellow and upbeat material! The self-produced record shows a growing sense of grace and power in Cheo's music – and working here with musical directors Papo Lucca and Luis Garcia, he rises to that higher level of sophisticated salsa that a few key artists were striking at the end of the 70s in the New York scene. And far from slowing the sound of the record, the strings seem to help the vocals soar even more – undercut by some great vibes from Louie Ramirez on a number of tunes, ringing out with the same hardness under strings as on his own Salsero record. Titles include "Juan Albanil", "Cuento Numero Uno", "Sali Porque Sali", "Noche Sensacional", "Amada Mia", and "Sobre Una Tumba Humilde". CD
(Out of print Musica Latina pressing.)

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Ruben BladesUna Noche Con Ruben Blades ... CD
Blue Engine, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Lincoln Center smokes nicely with a Latin sound – as Ruben Blades joins their famous jazz ensemble headed up by Wynton Marsalis! The album's one of the most jazz-based that Ruben ever cut, and is a wonderful use of his voice – as songs are song in both Spanish and English, and really swung nicely – with excellent work from an ensemble that features Sherman Irby on alto and soprano, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Ryan Kisor and Marcus Printup on trumpets, Vincent Gardner on trombone, and Dan Nimmer on piano. Blades has this sense of mature, majestic power in the format – really living up to all the promise that set him apart right from the start – and made him a spokesman for a generation, and one of the few talents that could really cross over strongly in a setting like this. Titles include "Too Close For Comfort", "Ban Ban Quere", "El Cantante", "Pedro Navaja", "Apoyate En Mi Alma", "Sin Tu Carino", "Begin The Beguine", and "Ligia Elena/El Numero 6/Juan Pachanga". CD

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Mike Koskinen/Otto Donner TreatmentJazz Liisa 9 & 10 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. Used ... $11.99
We love this Jazz Liisa series from Finland – as it features unreleased work from the 70s, but which matches the quality of some of our favorite German and Japanese jazz records of the time! The first half of the set was recorded for Finnish radio, and features a group that really shows the power of that scene at the time! The lineup features trumpeter Mike Koskinen at the helm – blowing in a much more outside way than some of his later studio albums, with a cascading array of tones and soundshapes that recall some of the hipper British work of the end of the 60s – such as records like Mike Westbrook or Michael Gibbs – both of whom would be good comparisons here, especially in the tension between the idea of the group, and the strong solos of the individual members. Other players include Juhani Aaltonen on tenor and flute, Mircea Stan on trombone, Kaj Backlund on trumpet, Pekka Poyry on flute and soprano sax, Olli Ahvenlahti on piano and Fender Rhodes, and Edward Vesala on drums – and titles include "PS DC", "Murusia 2", "Numero Puolitoista", "Song For Sally", and "Peretelmia". On the second half, Otto Dorner's just the conductor on the set – but it's also clear that he's a very musically-minded fellow, as the action he gets from the group on the session is really wonderful! The players are all sharp-edged instrumentalists who represent the cream of the Finnish jazz scene of the time – Juhani Aaltonen on tenor and flute, Markku Johansson on trumpet, Seppo Paakkunainen on baritone, and Christer Boustedt on alto – all musicians who really bring a lot of their individual voices to the performance, and are given great space to solo by Donner – in a way that reminds us of some of the more open-ended bigger band performances from the MPS Records releases of the early 70s. Titles include "Och Tusen Tusen Strala Ock", "For Her", and "Saxballad". CD

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Jair RodriguesAntologia Da Seresta ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "A Voz Do Violao", "Patativa", "Numero Um", "Ave Maria", "Labios Que Beijei", "Boa Noite Amor", and "Ultima Inspiracao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Tree PeopleTree People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tiliqua Records (Japan), 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet late 70s folk from Tree People – recorded in Oregon in 1979 and led by some ragged, beautiful acoustic guitar and loose lead vocals by Stephen Cohen – fleshed out by some trippy, hypnotic hand percussion, flute and bass! The Tree People really find a naturalistic, honest and unpredictable sound – with the same instrumentation that lesser talent makes a meek hippy jam sessions with in coffee shops and basements all over America. Tree person Stephen Cohen also has an instrumental piece on the Numero Group release Wayfaring Strangers – Guitar Soli, so pick that one up, too, if you haven't already! "Stranger", Sliding", "Pot Of Gold", "Opus", "Morning Song", "Space Heater", "Pineapple Song", "No More School" and "Bring In The Water". CD
(Great gatefold cover sleeve!)

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoLatin Fever ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums of Latin Jazz ever recorded on the west coast during the 50s – and a landmark session from Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! The album well earns its "fever" claim – as the set smokes from the very first note – Jack's bongos calling the pace, moving fast and furiously to pull in a jazzy mix of tenor, trumpet, flute, and piano – the latter of which is played by the great Eddie Cano! The whole thing's wonderful – as compelling musically as the great image on the front cover, and without any of the kitsch, tricks, or gimmicks that could sometimes hurt a session like this. No-nonsense Latin jazz all the way through – and filled with great tracks that include "Hornacopia", "Latin Fever", "Bajo Numero Uno", "Sax Con Ritmo", "Drum a Mania", and "Cumbanchero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Movement ... LP
Folkways, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a diversity that's really great – and they're equally well-suited to longer, trippier funk instrumentals, and shorter more soul-based tunes. The vocal numbers are especially haunting, as they've got a moody and sad feel that's more like New Jersey or Detroit group soul of the time than the usual Miami soul – and the funkier tunes have a nice psychedelic approach that uses plenty of sweetly-tuned guitar! 8 tracks in all – "Party Fever", "Precious Wing", "Montgomery Movement", "Gotta Make A Comeback", "Who", "Steal Away", "I'm Standing By", and "Left Me With A Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Numero, with hype sticker removed from shrink and attached to the front.)

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✨✧ AntenaCamino Del Sol EP ... LP
Disques Du Crepuscule, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived Belgian outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the set. Includes "Achilles", "Silly Things", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaya" and "Sissexa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Numero reissue.)
Also available Camino Del Sol EP ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Joan BaezJoan Baez (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most essential debut albums of the 60s folk revival, and the early 60s in general – the great first album from Joan Baez on the Vanguard label – a masterpiece of emotional interpretation and impeccable folk guitar playing! Joan Baez is arguably more legendary as a figure than she his as a musician, in that she was a leader in a movement, but the singer and musician is what makes the biggest impact on us, and here she is at her finest. She's accompanied by second guitarist Fred Hellerman on about half the songs, which include "Silver Dagger", "East Virginia", "House Of The Rising Sun", "All My Trials", "Wildwood Flower", "John Riley", "Little Moses", "Ek Preso Numero Nueve" and more. CD
 
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David GilmoreNumerology – Live At Jazz Standard ... CD
Evolution, 2012. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Genius/GZALiquid Swords (Marvel reissue) ... LP
Geffen, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $36.99 38.98
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the some of the best production on any Wu project ever. One of our absolute favorite albums in the classic Wu pantheon – indisputably one of the very best – one of the very few that plays with hard solidity from start to finish. The way GZA's lowkey, unfazable flow delivers this sharp, gritty storytelling over prime RZA production – seriously, it is real Genius! Includes "Labels", "Cold World", "Shadowboxin", "Liquid Swords", "Living In The World Today", "Killah Hills 10304", "Investigative Reports", "Gold", "Duel Of The Iron Mic", "4th Chamber", "Hell's Wind Staff", "Unexplained", "Swordsman" and "I Gotcha Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent seaglass vinyl – in an alternate Marvel Comics cover!)

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Slick RickArt Of Storytelling ... CD
Def Jam, 1999. Used ... $3.99
To our ears, the best Slick Rick LP since his classic first LP from way back when. Nice laid back mid-tempo production throughout. "The Art of Storytelling" is right, with lots of the short stories he's known for. And the numerous guest appearances really work (including Raekwon, Nas, Canibus, Outcast) with the guest MC's adapting their style to Slick Rick's, rather than just doing they're usual material – even Snoop sounds dope on "Unify." As a bonus, there's three live tracks with Doug E. Fresh, including "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." Stand out tracks include "I Own America parts I and II", "Kill Niggaz", "Frozen" with Raekwon, "I Own America", "Why Why Why". CD

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Scott WalkerStretch/We Had It All ... CD
Beat Goes On (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... About April 25, 2019 (delayed)
"Stretch" and "We Had It All" were Scott's big tribute to the modern country, with songs written by Jerry Reed, Jimmy Webb, Tom T. Hall, and numerous Billy Joe Shaver songs. CD

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✨✧ FloatersFloaters ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Their classic, with the great long version of "Float On", which is a monster soul cut that stands tall with steppers and rappers alike. It's probably the best track they ever did, and it's all here in a version that's nearly 12 minutes long – with loads of samples that you'll recognize from numerous recent records. Also includes a number of other great, mellow 70s soul numbers, like "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "Everything Happens For A Reason" and "No Stronger Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The record's got one track that features some nice soulful vocals – the political cut "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" – but the best cuts are the instrumentals, grooving along hard in the band's best modal funky tradition! Titles include "The Better Half", "Jung Bungo", and "Running Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cut corner, some marker, split seams and spine held with numerous pieces of clear tape, and masking tape on the bottom seam.)
Also available Chicken Lickin' ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ PhutureCreator (acid mix, extra acid mix, trip mix) ... 12-inch
Jack Trax (UK), 1988. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has numerous marks.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace Silver (2LP Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, 1950s/Mid 60s/1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those Blue Note double LP collections issued in the 70s with the nearly generic sleeve art. Loads of great tunes here, recorded in a number of different formats from trio to quintet. As you can imagine, the sidemen are numerous, and include Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Art Blakey, Woody Shaw and many more. 14 tracks in all, including "Cookin At The Continental", "Song For My Father", "Strollin", "The Cape Verdean Blues", "Home Cookin", "Nica's Dream", "Opus De Funk", "You Gotta Take A Little Love", "Silver's Serenade", "Serenade To A Soul Sister", "Psychedelic Sally", "Nutville", "The Jody Grind" and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtranology Vol 1 ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of numerous posthumous live sides, capturing a great early 60s performance by Trane in a quintet setting. Eric Dolphy joins the classic quartet of Tyner, Jones, Workman and Trane for a lenghty reading of "My Favorite things" and the contemplative numbers "Blue Train", "Naima" and "Impressions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rick HaywardRick Hayward (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Horizon/Sunbeam (UK), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful solo debut from Rick Hayward – a guitarist who'd played on numerous blues and rock sessions for the Blue Horizon label as a session musician, but who steps out here with a gently folksy voice of his own! The set's almost all acoustic – and features Rick on sitar, mandolin, bass, bongos, and a bit of drums as well – sometimes instrumental, with a lyrically jazzy inflection to his sound – sometimes with a bit of vocals, which have a fragile quality that's quite different than Hayward's more confident guitar. The guitar carries echoes of late 60s British folk – particularly Bert Jansch – but there's surprisingly jazzy changes that continue to keep things interesting. Titles include "Wheels Within Wheels", "Weasel", "Neptune", "Can't See Any Sign", "Lament F'Yorke", "Light In The Sky", "Dance Of The Sour Grape Fairy", "Mongrel", and "Find Yourself Sometime". CD also features a full bonus second album of songs – 11 more tracks that were intended as Rick's next record, but issued here for the first time! These extra tracks are every bit as beautiful as the first – and make the album a real treasure at this price. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Genius/GZALiquid Swords (deluxe Marvel reissue – colored vinyl pressing & exclusive comic book) ... LP
Geffen, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the some of the best production on any Wu project ever. One of our absolute favorite albums in the classic Wu pantheon – indisputably one of the very best – one of the very few that plays with hard solidity from start to finish. The way GZA's lowkey, unfazable flow delivers this sharp, gritty storytelling over prime RZA production – seriously, it is real Genius! Includes "Labels", "Cold World", "Shadowboxin", "Liquid Swords", "Living In The World Today", "Killah Hills 10304", "Investigative Reports", "Gold", "Duel Of The Iron Mic", "4th Chamber", "Hell's Wind Staff", "Unexplained", "Swordsman" and "I Gotcha Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited deluxe edition features the Marvel Comics variant cover & 3D lenticular sleeve. On seaglass colored vinyl – and comes with a corresponding comic book!)
Also available Liquid Swords (Marvel reissue) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Jo Ann GarrettOne Woman/I'm A Now Girl ... 7-inch
Duo, Early 70s. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
2 rare sides by Jo Ann Garrett – recorded after her album on Chess, with production by Andre Williams! "One Woman" is a sweet, sad ballad – pretty nice, but the real treat here is "Now Girl"! That tune's got a snapping little groove – just a touch of funk coming into play with Chicago soul, loping over the top like the best cuts on Jo Ann's classic LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has numerous marks but plays much better than it looks!)

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✨✧ Smoothe Da HustlerOnce Upon A Time In America ... CD
Profile, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beats by DR Period, numerous guest spots from Trigger Tha Gambler and DV Alias Khrist. 15 tracks in all, including "F*** Whatcha Heard", "Dollar Bill", "Broken Language", "Speak My Piece", "Hustler's Theme", "Murdafest", "Hustlin'" and "My Brother My Ace". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marva WhitneyIt's My Thing/Ball Of Fire ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good ... Out Of Stock
Killer stuff from the legendary Marva! "It's My Thing" is her great answer to the Isleys' hit – and it's even funkier than their version, with the added bonus of some great deep soul vocals! "Ball Of Fire" is a great track, too – with a sweet uptown/southern sound that shows Marva as a great singer, no matter what the genre! The cut's a great one, and we're not sure if it ever made it on an LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with GX etch. Vinyl has numerous marks but still plays well. Labels have some wear and a peeled spot on the B-side.)
 
 
 



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