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Birds Of A FeatherBirds Of A Feather – The Page One Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Page One/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
An album that's maybe best remembered for its connection with the world of the young Elton John – as the man himself plays piano on the record, and also contributed a number of songs – but a set that's also a standout achievement from sisters Doreen and Irene Chanter! The duo are British, but sing together in a way that clearly draws a lot of inspiration from southern soul – that version of the music that you'd find refracted through a British prism on records like Honky Chateau or Tumbleweed Connection – but coming through nicely in the girls' own songs too. Production is great – nicely understated, even when full – and the main focus is on the vocals, which are surprisingly soulful throughout. Titles include "Take Me To The Pilot", "Border Song", "Leaving The Ghetto", "Country Comfort", "All God's Children Got Soul", "One More Time", "Take The World", "Bad Side Of The Moon", and a cool cover of "Gimme Shelter" that's almost got a Motown vibe! CD features two bonus tracks – "Blacksmith Blues" and "Sing My Song & Pray". CD

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Joe HendersonPage One ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a bit of a hint at some of Joe's 70's recordings – and that style's even further supported by Tyner's long flowing lines on piano, and Dorham's sparkling work on the trumpet! Includes the classic reading of Kenny's "Blue Bossa", plus the titles "Recorda-Me", "Jinrikisha", "La Mesha", and "Homestretch". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Page One (Non-RVG remastered edition) ... CD 1.99

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Joe HendersonPage One (Non-RVG remastered edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $1.99
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a bit of a hint at some of Joe's 70's recordings – and that style's even further supported by Tyner's long flowing lines on piano, and Dorham's sparkling work on the trumpet! Includes the classic reading of Kenny's "Blue Bossa", plus the titles "Recorda-Me", "Jinrikisha", "La Mesha", and "Homestretch". CD
(Out of print, a few tracks are highlighted on the traycard artwork.)
Also available Page One ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Joe HendersonPage One (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a bit of a hint at some of Joe's 70's recordings – and that style's even further supported by Tyner's long flowing lines on piano, and Dorham's sparkling work on the trumpet! Includes the classic reading of Kenny's "Blue Bossa", plus the titles "Recorda-Me", "Jinrikisha", "La Mesha", and "Homestretch". CD
Also available Page One (Non-RVG remastered edition) ... CD 1.99

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Rickie PageI Cry Inside/I'm His Girl (No One Knows Him But Me) ... 7-inch
Epic, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Epic sleeve.)
 
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Plastic PennyEverything I Am – The Complete Plastic Penny (Two Sides Of A Penny mono & stereo/Currency/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Page One/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Two full albums from this compelling late 60s British group – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Two Sides Of A Penny – a great little record from a British group who grew out of a single studio pop hit – then quickly emerged as something else entirely! Singer Brian Keith recorded the leadoff hit as a single, without the band – but man, once a group was put together, things really got interesting – as Keith's compelling, soulful vocals get sublime support from the organ of Paul Raymond, guitar of Mike Graham, bass of Tony Murray, and drums of a young Nigel Olsson – who'd later go on to great fame in the 70s! The territory has echoes of the soul and blues of the mod years – but the complexity of the organ lines, and some of the rhythms, make for a more baroque sound – maybe like Procol Harum at times, but with its very own vibe. Olsson and Raymond also sing a bit – and titles include "Everything I Am", "Genevieve", "Wake Me Up", "Mrs Grundy", "Take Me Back", "I Want You", "So Much Older Now", "No Pleasure Without Pain My Love", and a version of "Strawberry Fields Forever". Next up is Currency – the obscure second album from Plastic Penny – a group who hardly cracked the charts with their debut, and who maybe sound even more amazing this time around! The group have shed their previous vocalist, Brian Keith, and are working as a really tight quartet with fantastic guitar lines, drums, and organ – all wrapped up in a mode that's swirling and powerful, but neither entirely psych nor prog either – thanks in part to a tightness that still echoes modes of the mod years, but with wilder edges – and a newly-discovered energy that really has these guys letting loose in a totally great way. Titles include "Caledonian Mission", "Currency", "Sour Suite", "Give Me Money", "Turn To Me", and "Your Way To Tell Me To Go". 3CD box features an insane amount of bonus tracks – the full first album in mono, plus 14 more tracks from BBC sessions – and bonus singles that include "Nobody Knows It", "Guarda Nel Cielo", "Happy Just To Be With You", "Tutto Quel Che Ho", "Everything I Am (first version)", "Your Way To Tell Me To Go", "Baby You're Not To Blame (single)", "Hound Dog (single)", "Celebrity Ball", "Currency (single)", "She Does", and "Genevieve (single)". CD
 
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✨✧ Rob Brown QuartetJumping Off The Page ... CD
No More Records, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99
The title's a very apt one – because reedman Rob Brown really jumps off the page here – or out of the speaker – coming on strong with some mighty fierce work on alto at the beginning of the record, then also adding in a bit of flute as well. The quartet features superb work from trumpeter Roy Campbell – who's at his boldest when tied to Rob on some of the leads – but also really knocks it out of the park with his solos too – and the rest of the group features Chris Lightcap on bass, and Jackson Krall on drums. The selections have a nice dance between structure and freedom – almost hinting at a direction the Chicago scene would take a few years later – and titles include "Sonic Drawl", "Twinkle", "Flat Out", "Charcoal Glow", "Step With Care", and "Open Channel". CD

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Joe McPheeOne Day – A Lightning Storm (10 inch LP – with booklet) ... LP
Sound American, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
You might know Joe McPhee as a jazz musician – but it turns out, he's a pretty great talker too – one who makes his spoken word debut here on a very cool 10" album! The set's got an unusual format – in that McPhee is interviewed by writer John Corbett (who's also done a lot to release Joe's music over the years – but the record edits out John's voice, so that McPhee just tells his story on his own – a fascinating legacy from the south to New York, through the growing avant jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – of which McPhee became an undeniable part. The whole thing also comes with a 20 page booklet – with a few images, and the full transcript of both sides of the interview. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with 20 page booklet!)

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Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Deadlier than Dracula – and a lot funkier too! This is the original soundtrack for the classic blacksploitation horror flick starring the baaadest Drac ever to grace the screen of all those shabby downtown theaters that were still around in the 70s – a wicked batch of wah-wah tunes penned by Gene Page, and featuring a great bit of keyboards as well! The set's got a few vocal numbers, sung by 21st Century Ltd and The Hues Corporation, but it's the instrumentals that really steal the show here – and there's plenty of great ones here that rank with the best blacksploitation work of the decade – hard and funky groovers that have kept this one grooving in the crates for many many years. Titles include "Blacula Strikes", "The Stalkwalk", "Movin", "Run Tina Run", "Firebombs", and "Good To The Last Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blacula ... LP 99.99

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✨✧ Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed ... $99.99
Deadlier than Dracula – and a lot funkier too! This is the original soundtrack for the classic blacksploitation horror flick starring the baaadest Drac ever to grace the screen of all those shabby downtown theaters that were still around in the 70s – a wicked batch of wah-wah tunes penned by Gene Page, and featuring a great bit of keyboards as well! The set's got a few vocal numbers, sung by 21st Century Ltd and The Hues Corporation, but it's the instrumentals that really steal the show here – and there's plenty of great ones here that rank with the best blacksploitation work of the decade – hard and funky groovers that have kept this one grooving in the crates for many many years. Titles include "Blacula Strikes", "The Stalkwalk", "Movin", "Run Tina Run", "Firebombs", and "Good To The Last Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)
Also available Blacula ... LP 9.99

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Gene Page/Solomon BurkeCool Breeze – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Gene Page and Solomon Burke did the music for this obscure blacksploitation film starring Raymond St. Jacques – and although it's not the greatest funky soundtrack you can buy, it's got more than its share of nice moments! There's a bunch of nice instrumentals by Page that are kind of in a mode that's expanded from his work on Blacula, plus a few vocal cuts by Solomon in his "transitional" phase that feature him trying for a hipper sound than on his earlier Atlantic albums. Cuts include "Cool Breeze", "Icbyatht W.T.?", "The Bus", "Fight Back", and "Then I Want To Come Home" – and there's more than a few funky moments to make this one worth while! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Paul Page & His Paradise MusicPacific Paradise ... CD
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic tribute to the enigmatic Paul Page – an exotic music genius from the west coast scene of the postwar years – but one who never reached the fame of bigger names like Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, or Webley Edwards! Page spent his later years in Hawaii, and right from the start his music always had a style that bridged the gap between the California coast and those islands – initially with some of the imagined style of the culture that you'd find in 30s American films, but increasingly with an individual approach that reflected the fresh changes of the jazz and exotic worlds as the 50s moved on. Instrumentation ranges from lead piano to solo guitar, steel, and other instrumentation – and a number of cuts have surprisingly strong vocals, in a very deep, mellow tone. The package is very well done – with a huge amount of notes from west coast historian Dominic Priore, plus an insane cornucopia of images that really open up Page's life and music – and his obscure releases on labels like Paradise and Astrology. Titles include "Mele Of Yesterdays Men", "Passport To Paradise", "It's All Wicky Wacky In Hawaii", "Nani Waimea", "Maui Chimes", "Chicken Kona Kaai", "Sweet Someone", "The Reef Is Calling", "Matey", "Pieces Of Eight", "Ports O Call", "My Fiji Island Queen", "China Nights", "When Sam Goes Back To Samoa", "Ala Wai Blues", "Leaves From My Grass House", and "Bali Hai". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available High Rise ... LP 1.99

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)
Also available High Rise ... CD 9.99

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David AxelrodEarth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment ... LP
Capitol/Now Again, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... On June 7, 2019
One of the most righteous, message-oriented albums ever from David Axelrod – and the third in his legendary trilogy of instrumental sets for Capitol Records! Earth Rot moves even past the modes of Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience – to offer up a chilling message on the environment, circa 1970 – with beautiful arrangements in the best Axelrod tradition – performed by a large group of jazz players who mixes vibes, guitars, and off-kilter reeds – augmented by a group of singers who perform some of the lyrics of the set, most of which are adapted from the Old Testament and from Navajo legends! The record's broken into two long suites – "The Warnings" and "The Signs" – and the whole thing blends together in a spacey, other-worldly mix of heavy arrangements and trippy grooves! Amazing package – includes a full bonus LP of instrumental versions, appearing here for the first time ever – plus a huge 28 page booklet of notes and images! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Earth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment (with bonus instrumentals album) ... CD 14.99

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David AxelrodEarth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment (with bonus instrumentals album) ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the most righteous, message-oriented albums ever from David Axelrod – and the third in his legendary trilogy of instrumental sets for Capitol Records! Earth Rot moves even past the modes of Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience – to offer up a chilling message on the environment, circa 1970 – with beautiful arrangements in the best Axelrod tradition – performed by a large group of jazz players who mixes vibes, guitars, and off-kilter reeds – augmented by a group of singers who perform some of the lyrics of the set, most of which are adapted from the Old Testament and from Navajo legends! The record's broken into two long suites – "The Warnings" and "The Signs" – and the whole thing blends together in a spacey, other-worldly mix of heavy arrangements and trippy grooves! Amazing package – includes a full bonus LP of instrumental versions, appearing here for the first time ever – plus a huge 32 page booklet of notes and images! CD

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Be Bop DeluxeSunburst Finish (3CD/DVD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy 3CD & DVD ... $64.99
One of the crowning moments of Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe – a set in which it seemed that everything the group was trying for really came together – in a mode that's both tuneful and timeless, and which – a bit like Sparks or 10CC – was slightly out of time with the rest of the rock scene in the 70s! There's a few surprisingly catchy numbers – of the sort that should have made the group even bigger on the international scene – but Nelson also manages to work in lots of keyboard magic, too – in that compressed approach to his prog inclinations, which was always the appeal of the group. The set's neither glam nor punk, nor prog or classic rock – very much its own sort of thing – with titles include "Fair Exchange", "Life In The Air Age", "Ships In The Night", "Crystal Gazing", "Blazing Apostles", and "Beauty Secrets". This deluxe version comes in a 10" case, with a nice booklet of notes – and the first 2CDs feature the original stereo mix, remastered – plus a new 2018 stereo mix – and bonus tracks that include "Ships In The Night (single)", "Beauty Secrets (first version)", "Crying To The Sky (first version)", "Ships In The Night (alt vocal)", "Crystal Gazing (alt vocal)", and "The Mystery Demo". CD3 features 9 more recordings done for BBC in 1976 – some for John Peel, some for BBC In Concert. DVD features a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the old and new versions of the album – plus a promo video for "Ships In The Night", and BBC TV performances of "Ships In The Night" and "Fair Exchange". 68 page book features unseen photos from Bill Nelson's private collection, a new essay by Bill, and even more notes – plus a facsimile concert program, a replica of a Harvest press release, four postcards, and a replica of a promo poster! CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Sunburst Finish (expanded 2CD set) ... CD 15.99

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $18.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums – and the sound is a bit more rough than some of Braff's other albums of the time – not so sweetly-trilling, and we mean that in a good way! The vibe is still slightly traddish, but with a really nice edge – and titles include "Ellie", "Mean To Me", "This Can't Be Love", and "Blue & Sentimental". CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)
Also available Ruby Braff Swings (10 inch LP) ... LP 33.99

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums – and the sound is a bit more rough than some of Braff's other albums of the time – not so sweetly-trilling, and we mean that in a good way! The vibe is still slightly traddish, but with a really nice edge – and titles include "Ellie", "Mean To Me", "This Can't Be Love", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a very short click on one track, but is great overall. Cover has a small bit of tape on back, but is great too!)
Also available Ruby Braff Swings ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 1 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this first album include Matana Roberts and Capt Kirk Douglas – and titles include "Mazzafrique", "If There's A Hell Below", "Sandpiper", "Kirk Bit My Hand", "Crazy In The Dark", "The Crepescularium", "Wretched Of The Earth Page 88", and "4.29.92". CD

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✨✧ GC CameronLove Songs & Other Tragedies (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working here with the best of the best of Motown – production from Stevie Wonder and Willie Hutch – and arrangements by both, plus Paul Riser, Gene Page, James Carmichael, and Frank Wilson – all of whom really give their best to the record, and show that Motown was putting plenty of effort into making GC one of the next big stars of the 70s. We're not sure why things never took off as strongly for Cameron, but whatever the case, the album's a great step for the solo artist – on cuts that include "If You Don't Love Me", "Tippin", "All In Love Is Fair", "If You're Ever Gonna Love Me", "Come Get This Thang", "I'm Gonna Give You Respect", and "Let Me Down Easy". CD features an insane amount of bonus tracks – 13 more tracks that include "Act Like A Shotgun", "Girl I Really Love You", "I'm Gonna Get You (parts 1 & 2)", "Don't Wanna Play Pajama Games", "You Are That Special One", "Have I Lost You", "Time", "Topics", and "No Matter Where". CD

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Chic/Sister SledgeChic Organization 1977 to 1979 (Chic/C'Est Chic/Risque/We Are Family/mixes) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, Late 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $50.99 54.98
The full spectrum of Chic magic from back in the 70s – all the group's early albums, rare singles and mixes, and even the Sister Sledge album handled by Nile Rodgers too! First up is the group's self-titled album – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up with a simple focus on the rhythms that's made even better by the choppy guitar of Nile Rodgers, and his superbly soulful work on production alongside Bernard Edwards. Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Norma Jean, and Edwards – and titles include "Dance Dance Dance", "Strike Up The Band", "You Can Get By", and "Sao Paolo". Next is C'Est Chic – a massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream, it's still got a raw funky power that holds up brilliantly over the years! The set features the legendary "Le Freak" – a classic cutting track from the old school – plus "I Want Your Love", "Sometimes You Win", "Savoir Faire", "Happy Man", and "(Funny) Bone". Risque is a massive classic from Chic – a record that's worth it alone for the classic cut "Good Times" – a buoyant groover that was instantly timeless upon release, and went on to transform the sound of disco, hip hop, and many other styles to come! The whole thing's great, though – full of that perfect Nile Rodgers studio genius – with just the right sort of bass, beats, and riffing guitars – all peppered with vocals that really do a heck of a lot with just a little. In addition to "Good Times", other cuts include "A Warm Summer Night", "My Forbidden Lover", "What About Me", "My Feet Keep Dancing", and "Can't Stand To Love You". Next is the album We Are Family – possibly the greatest moment ever from Sister Sledge – a set that has the Philly quartet teaming with the Chic team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards! Rodgers' guitar brings in a hell of a groove to the record – that choppy, skittish sound that made Chic such a favorite at the time – which makes for a surprisingly great combination with the sweeter vocals of the group. There's a definite sense of groove going on here – heard most famously in the huge hits "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer" – and continuing strongly through other numbers like "Thinking Of You", "Easier To Love", "One More Time", and "Lost In Music". The set also features a full extra CD – with bonus cuts that include "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Dance Dance Dance (7" edit)", "You Can Get By (7" edit)", "My Forbidden Lover (12" mix)", "My Feel Keep Dancing (7" edit)", "Le Freak (7" edit)", "Good Times (7" edit)", and "I Want Your Love (7" edit)". All CDs newly remastered – and comes with a 40 page booklet too! CD

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DamonSong Of A Gypsy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 19.98
An amazing reissue of this now-legendary album – once a lost psych oddity, but a set that's gone onto make plenty of waves over the years! Song Of A Gypsy may well be one of the best self-issued psych sets from the American underground – a really well-written, well-recorded record that has a very dark personal vision – an approach to the music that's instantly unique, and which shows that digging for rare psych albums can really yield the occasional gem that stands head and shoulders with the bigger names of the time! Damon's voice is darkly spooky, and couched with these cool flanged-out guitar lines on the sides – creating a space that's very personal, and which seems to let the lyrics hit these qualities that go much deeper than usual. The core album's been treasured for years by the few fans who had an original copy, and by a few more who had a previous reissue – but this double-length set is the first to ever tell the true tale of the enigmatic Damon – with a huge 64 page booklet of notes, and a massive amount of rare bonus tracks too. The core album includes "Song Of A Gypsy", "Funky Funky Blues", "Don't You Feel Me", "The Night", "Feel Your Love", "Oh What A Good Boy Am I", and "Birds Fly So High". Bonus tracks include some demo and 45 versions of "Song Of A Gypsy", plus "Don't Cry", "Lonely Surfer", "Bowlin Alley Jane", "Everything Is Alright", "The Little White Cloud That Cried", "I Wonder Why", and "I've Got My Pride". CD

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Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Fontana/Universal, 1958. New Copy 2CD ... $27.99 29.98
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very intimate setting that had he and the combo creating these little poetic passages along with the action in the film! In addition to sublime and moody muted trumpet from Miles – the small group also features tremendous tenor work from the great Barney Wilen – a French modernist who's at the height of his powers – and beautiful bass from Pierre Michelot, whose rich tones really frame the whole proceedings. The rest of the group features bop pianist Rene Urtreger and American drummer Kenny Clarke – but the real charm comes from the interplay between Wilen, Davis, and Michelo. Titles include "Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "L'Assassinat De Carla", "Diner Au Motel", "Evasion De Julien", "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Le Petit Bal", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac" and "Sur L'Autoroute". This amazing 2CD version features one never-issued track – "L'Interrogatoire De Julien" – plus 16 more tracks from the sessions for the recordings, and a 60 page booklet of notes! CD
Also available Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... $0.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". CD

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✨✧ Al GreenHi Records Singles Box Set (26 X 7 inch box set – with book & 45 adapter) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. New Copy 26 x 7 inch set ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary run of classic southern soul singles by Al Green for Hi Records – in a beautiful box set! It's as beautfully and respectfully put together as can be, full of beautiful represses so many essential songs on 7 inch singles – 26 classic style large hole 45s, with a 45 adapter if you don't already own one – plus a 56-page hardcover book with essays by Rob Gordon, Bob Mehr and Geoffery Himes. It all comes a linen & foil box with so many legendary recordings, including "Let's Stay Together", "I Can't Get Next To You", "Look What You've Done For Me", "One Woman", "Driving Wheel", "Get Back Baby", "Call Me", "Here I Am" and tons more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Remastered from the original tapes!)

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Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever cut by organist Richard Groove Holmes – and a set that's worth it alone for the massive title track! Groove soars right out of the gate on that one – taking up most of side one with help from a vamping trio of guitar and drums – while he delivers this stretched-out, hard-burning solo that almost seems to take a page out of the book of the younger Charles Earland – but also stands as a great reminder of the fresh, soulful genius that Holmes brought to the Hammond in the 60s! In addition to "Onsaya Joy", other tracks are a bit more straightforward, but no less soulful – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Song For My Father", and a remake of "Misty". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Curlee R HoltonPortraits Of Who We Are – The David C Driskell Center At The University Of Maryland College Park ... Book
David C Driskell Center, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A collection of self-portraits by African-American artists of the 20th century – but one that goes way beyond the standard modes of the form – laid out here in full page illustrations from an exhibition at the Driskell center in Maryland! The book includes paintings, sculpture, sketches, and photographs – with as varied of representational styles as artists in the volume – a lineup that includes work by Margo Humphrey, Sheldon Scott, Richard Mayhew, Palmer Hayden, Patrick Earl Hammie, Michael Booker, Alfred Conteh, David C Driskell, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Renee Stout, John Wilson, and many others. Book is softcover, 114 pages, and full color. Book

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Bobby HutchersonDialogue (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $7.99
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on the vibes is amazing – metallic, yet melodic – in a sublime blend of the modern and the soulful, all wrapped up in tones and colors that few other players have ever managed to get from the instrument! All the other players on the session really rise to the occasion too – and the album features tremendous work from Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Catta", and "Idle While". CD also features the bonus track "Jasper" – not on the original LP! CD
(Last page of the booklet has a faint mark from an old price sticker.)

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Brandon JohnsonThee Almighty & Insane – Chicago Gang Business Cards From The 1960s & 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
Almighty & Insane Books, 2018. New Copy ... About May 17, 2019
An insane book – one that really lives up to its title – as it presents vintage business cards from Chicago gang members – a completely bizarre genre of communication we never would have experienced otherwise! The hardcover book presents each card flipped sideways – so that it takes up the proportions of a full page, with the front image on one page, and the back on a facing page – usually with hand-written additions that replicate the very intricate street-level communication of Chicago gang graffiti – a secret language of signs and symbols that's as compelling as the printed matter on the cards as well! The cards represent the gangs as the social organizations that they also were at the time – maybe soft-pedaling some of the crime that surrounded them, but in a way that also makes their legacy seem slightly hopeful – at least from a printed perspective. Book

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $18.99
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar heavy for years already – but the power of this debut is still astonishing after all these years – a blistering blend of bluesy roots, psych fuzz, and razor-sharp instrumental dexterity! The whole thing's a gem – and titles include "Good Times Bad Times", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" "You Shook Me", "Dazed And Confused", "Your Time Is Gonna Come", "Black Mountain Side", and "I Can't Quit You Baby". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Led ZeppelinSong Remains The Same (with booklet) ... CD
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A live album, but one that's every bit as essential to the Led Zeppelin catalog as any of their studio albums from the 70s! In fact, the album may well be more important on its own – as it marked a real high point for the double-length live album in rock music – not just because it features lavish packaging and great presentation – but also because, like the film, it's filled with really long, unusual takes of the group's classics – most of which diverge very strongly from their studio versions! The real highlight here is the set's classic "Moby Dick", which features one of the greatest drum solos ever set to wax – and other tunes include "Rain Song", "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway To Heaven", "No Quarter", and "Dazed & Confused". CD
(2018 remastered edition, done by Jimmy Page – with 24-page booklet.)

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Julie LondonJulie London At Home/Around Midnight ... CD
EMI/Capitol, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
First up is one of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this one. The feeling of the album's great, and it shows that Julie was much more than a pop singer with sexy looks and a smoky finish – although we're happy to hear that on here too! Titles include "Let There Be Love", "Goodbye", "You've Changed", "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To", "Lonesome Road", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "The Thrill Is Gone". Around Midnight's just about the best time to listen to Julie London – especially given her sultry late-night style of singing! This album's one that definitely follows in that mode – setting Julie's vocals to backings by Dick Reynolds – a bit fuller than some of her earliest Liberty albums, but still quite moody, and very much in the best spirit of the album's songs of adult love and loss. The song choices are especially great too – with some key mid-century classics that include "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Lush Life", "Lonely In Paris", "Something Cool", and "You & The Night & The Music". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small index sticker on the last page.)

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PaternosterDie Ersten Tage (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1971. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 20.98
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these sounds adds a much-needed page to the slim book of Paternoster – especially since the creative flair of these songs really fleshes out our understanding of the group! As with their vocal music, most of the style here is slow, but jamming – kind of mellow prog, almost – but lighter, too – and with a moodier vibe, given the absence of lyrics – which lets the offbeat guitar parts do most of the speaking for the group. The whole thing's fragile, yet jagged – earthy, but cosmic – and the set features 30 tracks in all, appearing here on record for the first time ever! 3CD version features a bonus CD2, with 7 more film cue tracks – and CD3, which features demo versions of the songs "I Wanna Bring You Down", "Not Like You", "Paternoster", "Old Danube", "Mammoth Opus", "The Pope Is Wrong", and "Stop These Lines". CD
Also available Die Ersten Tage (with download featuring bonus tracks & film) ... LP 49.99

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PaternosterDie Ersten Tage (with download featuring bonus tracks & film) ... LP
Now Again, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these sounds adds a much-needed page to the slim book of Paternoster – especially since the creative flair of these songs really fleshes out our understanding of the group! As with their vocal music, most of the style here is slow, but jamming – kind of mellow prog, almost – but lighter, too – and with a moodier vibe, given the absence of lyrics – which lets the offbeat guitar parts do most of the speaking for the group. The whole thing's fragile, yet jagged – earthy, but cosmic – and the set features 30 tracks in all, appearing here on record for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Includes a WAV download for the album, bonus tracks and a the Die Ersten Tage film!)
Also available Die Ersten Tage (3CD set) ... CD 18.99

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Danny PearsonBarry White Presents Mr Danny Pearson ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1978. Very Good- ... $9.99
A lost treasure from Barry White – the one and only album recorded by Danny Pearson, one of the few singers that Barry did as "special projects" during the 70s! Like Gloria Scott and Tom Brock – two other White-produced singers of the time – Pearson's got a wonderful approach that's quite different than Barry's own work – a fragile, sensitive, sweet soul style that's a lot like indie work from the New Jersey/Philly scene of the early 70s, produced with a bit more of the Barry White flair. The sound is sublime – with magical orchestrations by White and Gene Page, wrapped lovingly around Pearson's great vocals. Titles include "Honey Please, Can't You See?", "What's Your Sign Girl?", "Is It Really True Girl", and "Walkin In the Rain With The One I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear, aging, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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Bud PowellComplete Blue Note & Roost Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
A wealth of classic work from Bud Powell – his complete recordings for both the Blue Note and Roost label – served up in a mighty 4CD set! The package begins with early 78rpm sides from the late 40s, then moves into material from full albums in the 50s – and ends with one track from 1963. As with most Powell recordings from the time, much of the material is recorded with a trio – players like Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, or Curley Russell on bass – and drummers who include Art Taylor, Max Roach, and Roy Haynes. A few sides feature added horns from Fats Navarro on trumpet and Sonny Rollins on tenor – and the set features a total of 75 tracks in all, plus a 40 page booklet of notes. CD
(NOTE: does not include box or booklet – this is just the 4 CD's in jewel cases with original artwork with track list but no notes. Out of print and priced accordingly.)

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Shorty RogersAfro-Cuban Influence ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful album of Latin grooves from Shorty! The record is one of his best, and features a whopping array of percussionists – including Carlos Vidal, Modesto Duran, and Mike Pacheco all coming into play with Shorty's west coast style of arrangements, tweaked greatly here to pick up an Afro Cuban sound. Players include Bud Shank, Bill Holman, Frank Rosolino, Herb Geller, and Bob Cooper – and the album is very similar to Perez Prado's Voodoo Suite album, which was also recorded for RCA around the same time. Includes the cuts "Un Poco Loco", "Manteca", "Viva Puente", and the extended suite "Wuayacanjanga". CD
(Please note the booklet has light wear and a bit of pen on the last page.)

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Wayne ShorterEMANON (3CD box set – with graphic novel) ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $66.99 74.98
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by Wayne Shorter – a triple-length set that may well be his most visionary package in years! The vision is partly expressed in a beautiful graphic novel that comprises the outer package – a long, full-color book that was written by Shorter, and illustrated Randy DeBurke – all with a positive, uplifting spirit that's really carried forward by the music – which begins with a segment that merges Shorter's quartet with the larger Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – who give this really lofty presence to a set of Wayne's original compositions. The quartet continue on the other two discs in the package – that great group with Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums – recorded live in London, on long titles that include "Lotus", "She Moves Through The Fair", "Prometheus Unbound", "Lost & Orbits Medley", and "The Three Marias". CD
(Includes 84-page graphic novel!)

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StargardStargard ... LP
MCA, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
The debut album from Stargard – a set that turned the trio into strong soul stars, after a brief and mistaken role in the film Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band! Given the failure of that cinematic endeavor, it's amazing that MCA signed the girls up – but it's also clear that the group have a vibe that's really waiting to shine in the spotlight – partly the disco female mode that others had been working already, but also maybe more of a sense of identity too – one that makes them way more than just a trio of vocalists in the hands of a club producer – especially given the way they really hit some surprising deep soul moments on the set. Production is by Mark Davis, with some help from Gene Page – and titles include "Three Girls", "Don't Change", "Theme From Which Way Is Up", "The Force", and "Disco Rufus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Three SoundsVibrations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About June 19, 2019
A pivotal album from the Three Sounds – one that has the group moving past the straighter trio format of their initial Blue Note sides, really hinting at the funkier sounds to come on their classic albums of the late 60s! Gene Harris is definitely taking a page from the Ramsey Lewis bag at times – playing the piano with a wonderfully heavy left hand, which makes for a killer groove, and a feel that's a lot more soul jazz than usual. Plus, a few tracks also feature Harris working on organ – which really changes up the sound nicely too, and almost puts the album somewhere in the territory that Cadet and Prestige Records were hitting at the time! Titles include "Fever", "Pavane", "Charade", "Let's Go Get Stoned", and "Something You Got", plus a nice original called "The Frown". CD

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U-MenU-Men (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Sub Pop, Mid 80s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $19.99
The entire recorded output of the U-Men – an important Seattle group who put that city's scene on the map way before the years of Sub Pop and grunge! And although punk at the core, the U-Men also seem to owe a bit to the raw sound of the Pacific Northwest groups in the 60s – as they've got this gritty guitar style that's almost garagey at times, even if their songs are a lot more way out! There's often a bit of noise in the mix, too – that post-post-punk current that was coming up from artists like Nick Cave or Steve Albini – but served up here in a style that's maybe much more close to the ground. The group never fully got their due at the time, but became the stuff of legend over the years – and this massive set really lives up to that legend, by offering up all their studio recordings, plus five unissued tracks – and a 16 page book that offers up detailed notes and interviews with the band members. Titles include "Gila", "Flower's Dgih", "Mystery Pain", "Clubs", "The Fumes", "Cow Rock", "Ten After One", "They", "Solid Action", "Whistlin Pete", "2 x 4", "Pay The Bubba", "Freezebomb", "Selfish", "Bad Little Woman", and "That's Wild About Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jr Walker & The All StarsWalk In The Night – The Motown 70s Studio Albums (A Gasssss/Rainbow Funk/Moody Jr/Peace & Understanding/Jr Walker & The All Stars/Hot Shot) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's totally great! Walker still serves up plenty of strong tenor solos, but there's also some vocal currents in the mix – strong leads at times, but also some nice backups too – all of which really helps to keep things soaring! Titles a nice mix of Motown covers and original material – and titles include "I Was Made To Love Her", "Do You See My Love", "And When I Die", "Honey Come Back", "Holly Holy", "Riding High On Love", "At A Saturday Matinee", and "Groove & Move". Next up is Rainbow Funk – a record that definitely has Jr Walker & The All Stars picking up a bit of funk – but in a groove that still mixes things with that warmly soulful glow the group had right from the start! The basslines are definitely up a bit from before – although not rumbling in Norman Whitfield territory – and the sax solos get a bit more space to stretch out and bite on the longer numbers, but often with a bit of backing vocals to warm things up around the edges! Jr is great all the way through – Motown's very strong answer to King Curtis – and titles include "Right On Brothers & Sisters", "Way Back Home", "Feeling Alright", "Psychedelic Shack", "Pieces Of A Man", and "Teach Them To Pray". Moody Jr is a sweet early 70s groover from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that reunites the group with producer Johnny Bristol, who always has a great way of helping them set fire to their sound! Walker and company may have shot from the gate with a mix of R&B tenor and Motown soul – but the sound here is much more in the latter, more matured mode of the label – with strong deep soul lyrics on a number of cuts, which are balanced out nicely by Bristol's fuller production. There's plenty of sax solos too, of course – and titles include "Way Back Home", "Bristol's Way", "Don't Blame The Children", "Me & My Family", "Still Water Medley", and "Groove Thang". Peace & Understanding is a record that has Jr Walker and the group stepping out with some of the righteous touches promised in the title – partly in the choice of songs on the set, which are all nicely tucked into that strong mix of deep soul vocals and saxophone lines that had become the Jr Walker groove! The set features work from a number of different arrangers – all the hipper side of Motown in the early 70s, as the list includes, Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and James Carmichael – and tunes include two great originals, one by Hutch, one by Leon Ware. Tracks include "It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do", "Soul Clappin'", "Gimme that Beat (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Too Late", and "Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find". The self-titled Jr Walker & The All Stars album is maybe the rarest in the bunch – an obscure UK-only record from 1974, and one that has the group's usual approach warmed up by some more ambitious arrangements – a bit like the direction some of the vocal acts of the 70s were taking at the time! The production on most of the set is by Clarence Paul – and there's mostly a focus on the saxophone, not any vocals at all – which makes the set feel a bit like some of the Willis Jackson or Lou Donaldson work for Atlantic around the same time – or maybe even a bit like Hank Crawford on Kudu. Titles include "Boogie Down", "All In Love Is Fair", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Break Down & Sing", and "Dancin Like They Do On Soul Train". Hot Shot is a mid-70s stormer from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that glides along on a fuller set of backdrops than before, with Holland-Dozier-Holland production from Brian Holland returning to Motown – but in a hip 70s style that has strings and funk dancing along in a great way beneath the strong sax solos in the lead! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the real strength lies in the instrumentation – especially some of the weirder, fuzzier guitar lines and keyboards. Titles include "Why Can't We Be Lovers", "Hot Shot", "Probe Your Mind", "I Need You Right Now", and "You Ain't No Ordinary Woman". CD

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Lalomie WashburnMy Music Is Hot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
The freaky hair on the cover might be a tipoff to the sound of the set – but the great Lalomie Washburn also has a depth to her music that you might not expect! The album is Washburn's only full set as a lead act – but one that comes after a good stretch of the 60s and 70s working in other groups, and contributing some key songs to Chaka Khan & Rufus – a legacy that has Lalomie emerging here as a fully-formed soul singer who should have been huge! Washburn's look on the cover recalls another funky female talent – the great Maxayn, who was a friend and supporter of Lalomie – and in some way, the groove here is a bit like that on Maxayn's albums from the decade – although with a warmer, tighter, more soul-focused sound – thanks to great instrumental backings from maestro Gene Page! Things are still plenty funky throughout, although sometimes in a clubbier way too – and titles include the badass "Man Power", plus "Freaky Strangeness", "Give Me Love With The Music", "What's Love", and "My Love Is Hot (Caliente)". Bonus tracks include "Two Sides (stereo)", "My Love Is Hot (7" version 1)", "My Love Is Hot (7" version 2)", "Man Power (ext 12" version)", "Double Funkin (7" mix)", "Give Me Loev With The Music (7" version)", and "Man Power (rough mix)". CD

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WhispersWhisper In Your Ear/Whispers/Imagination (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of classic albums from The Whispers – with bonus tracks too! On the first set, the mighty group does way more here than just Whisper in your ear – as they're completely on top of their game, ending the 70s with a wickedly sharp sound that would help them stand strong for years to come! The group started in fragile harmony soul modes, grew with confidence in the 70s, hit a bit of a dancefloor mode – and here step off with this mature style that's totally wonderful – the best of all worlds together as one – shaped by arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Gene Page, and Keni Burke! Titles include "Whisper In Your Ear", "Homemade Lovin'", "If I Don't Get Your Love", "Love At Its Best", "Can't Do Without Love", and "Pretty Lady". The 1979 Whispers album was one of a few to bear the group's name as its title – and it's also one of our favorite albums by The Whispers – a later gem with some really great songs, and a sound that shows the group strongly moving into hit territory! In some way, the album's almost a return to the mellow harmony soul of the group's roots – slowing down the pace from the disco years to craft some extremely great ballads and midtempo numbers. There's still a bunch of great club tracks too – like the classic "And The Beat Goes On" – but in a way, our favorite tracks are the mellower ones, like "Lady", "I Love You", and the sublime, "A Song For Donny", a tribute to the late Donny Hathaway, written around the music of his classic "This Christmas". On Imagination, the group takes off from the Philly groove style of their late 70s work, moving into a style that picks up all the best touches of the early 80s LA sound – electro keyboards, but not too much; quiet storm production, but not so much so that the album's smothered in it; and a professional approach to harmonies and songwriting that showed that the group was still an unstoppable force in soul music! Includes "Imagination", "It's A Love Thing", "Say You", "I Can Make It Better" and "Up On Soul Train". Bonus tracks include an instrumental of "Song For Donny" – plus 7" mixes of "Can't Do Without Love", "Can You Do The Boogie", "And The Beat Goes On", "It's A Love Thing", and "I Can Make It Better". CD

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YahZarahBlackstar ... CD
Three Keys Music, 2003. Used ... $4.99
The major debut of YahZarah – one of our favorite underground soul singers of the past few years, finally out with a album that we can easily get! YahZarah seems to have grown in leaps and bounds since her first self-produced set – really stretching out here as a vocalist with an incredible depth, and a sound that is simply incredible! Vocally, YahZarah is in territory travelled by Minnie Riperton, Denice Williams, and some of our other favorite singers of the 70s – sweet, mellow, and soulful – yet instrumentally, the record's got a fresh and contemporary feel – lots of stripped-down keyboard lines, spare beats, and a strongly NeoSoul approach. There's some really wonderful tunes on the set that stand as instant soul classics, the sort of work that keeps us digging for fresh new talent – and in our opinion, it won't be long before YahZarah's one of the top of the top of the current soul scene! Titles include "Baby", "So Amazing", "Nova", "Wishing", "One Day", "Same Page", "Friday", "Babylove", "Blackstar", "Feel Me", and "Roof Top". CD
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YardbirdsLittle Games ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Gritty and powerful grooves from The Yardbirds – a set that mixes bluesy guitars and psych in a pretty incredible way – all infused by excellent work from the young Jimmy Page, at a level that predicts course he's take with Led Zeppelin just a few years later! By the time of Little Games, the group are really hitting their stride – moving way past simple mod modes or garage grit, to find that sharp-edged sound that made the Yardbirds one of the best of their generation – and a huge influence on groups for years to come. The set was produced by Mickie Most – and titles include "Little Games", "Smile On Me", "White Summer", "Glimpses", "Drinking Muddy Water", "Little Soldier Boy", "Only The Black Rose", "No Excess Baggage", and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1A.)
Also available Little Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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YardbirdsLittle Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/Parlophone, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.99
Gritty and powerful grooves from The Yardbirds – a set that mixes bluesy guitars and psych in a pretty incredible way – all infused by excellent work from the young Jimmy Page, at a level that predicts course he's take with Led Zeppelin just a few years later! By the time of Little Games, the group are really hitting their stride – moving way past simple mod modes or garage grit, to find that sharp-edged sound that made the Yardbirds one of the best of their generation – and a huge influence on groups for years to come. The set was produced by Mickie Most – and titles include "Little Games", "Smile On Me", "White Summer", "Glimpses", "Drinking Muddy Water", "Little Soldier Boy", "Only The Black Rose", "No Excess Baggage", and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Little Games ... LP 19.99

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Adrian YoungeBlack Dynamite – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2009. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
All the great instrumental moments from Adrian Younge's score to Black Dynamite – the recent film that was an excellent throwback to the blacksploitation classics of the 70s! Younge's music here is spot-on – just the sort of sounds you might hear from a 70s action score by Johnny Pate or Gene Page – with plenty of wah wah guitare and sweet lines on Fender Rhodes – nearly all of which are played by Younge himself! In fact, Adrian kind of stunned the world when the film was first released – not only as a talented multi-instrumentalist, but also as one of the few who could get the sound of the 70s so right – which then led to him working with The Delfonics and a host of other artists in recent years. Titles include "Gloria", "Anaconda Malt Liquor", "Man With The Heat", "Black Dynamite Theme", "Cleaning Up The Streets", "Jimmy's Dead", and "Chicago Wind". Also features three bonus tracks too – "Anaconda Screw You", "Life Of A Hustler", and "Tears I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and some of the more uptempo Detroit groovers – as the work here burns on so many different levels – often with a style that reflects some of the nascent soul coming out of Chicago on labels like Chess and Vee Jay, the latter of whom is featured here amidst a range of other imprints that include Wand, Atlantic, Scepter, Time, Old Town, and Brent – all of whom released some of these early Detroit soul tracks as singles back in the day. In true Ace/Kent fashion, the set also features a few unreleased gems, plus a wonderful set of notes on the city's soul scene – alongside tracks that include "Nosey Folk" by The Del-Phis, "Answer Me" by Vivian Collins, "Can't We Get Together" by Harry Reid, "Here I Am" by Betty Lavette, "Shakin Fit" by The Pyramids, "That's No Way To Spend My Time" by The Pen Ettes, "Wedding Bells" by Melvin Davis, "You Lied" by Marva Josie, "Think A Little Sugar" by Barbara Lewis, "Just One More Time" by JJ Barnes, "My Letter" by Priscilla Page, "I Know How It Feels" by Laura Johnson, "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones, "Come Back To Me" by La Wanda William, "I Cried For My Last Time" by The Sonnettes, and "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately. CD

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VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Flip, Flop, & Fly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge range of rare rockers from the Louisiana scene – one of the most surprising hotbeds of musical activity in the 50s, 60s, and 70s – given that so many great sounds were recorded far from the well-known hub of New Orleans! These are all cuts from way out in the swamps – music recorded by underground studio legends like Pappy Dailey and JD Miller – some of which were issued on small indie labels like Starday or Hollywood, and a fair bit more of which were never released at all! Miller's legacy has been especially strong – and over the years, his vaults have provided an ever-evolving understanding of early rock and roll, rockabilly, and garage swamp – all of which are featured here in many flavors – in a lineup that shows why true connoisseurs of these sounds are constantly pointing their ears down south. Ace provide great notes, and lots of other information to illuminate these lost corners of the Louisiana scene – and the set also features great sound throughout, more than enough to knock out any of those dodgier collections on the market. Titles include "She's My Baby" by Johnny Jano, "Put A Nickel In The Jukebox" by Willie Goodson, "Hole In The Wall" by Amos Como & His Tune Toppers, "Jambalaya" by Joe Carl & The Dukes Of Rhythm, "Goin To Louisiana" by Frankie Lowrey & The Golden Rockets, "My Glass Is Empty" by Larry Hart, "Couple In The Car" by Little Billy Earl, "Jail Break" by Dean & Jean, "Able Miss Gable" by Charles Page, "Where Did You Stay" by Boo, "So Long" by Bob Henderson, "Irene" by Rocket Morgan, and "Little Bitty Boy" by TK Hulin & The Lonely Knights. CD

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VariousComplete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (5CD Box Set) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $54.99
An incredible document of a key genre in 50s jazz on record – the jam session tradition, recorded beautifully for Verve records by the legendary Norman Granz! The idea of a jam session was nothing new at the time, of course, but it was mostly a live phenomenon – known to players from concerts and club dates, or presented on vinyl by Granz, in his celebrated Jazz At The Philharmonic sessions. These dates mark a move into the studio by Granz – one that captures the same sort of energy and unique pairings of musicians that went down in the live sessions, with the added benefit of studio technology to make the work sound even clearer, and more intimate. The 5CD set brings together all 9 Jam Session albums – packaged beautifully in a slipcase with original album cover art, and a full 72 page booklet on the musicians, sessions, and titles included. Players include nearly everyone who might have worked for Verve in the 50s – Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Buddy DeFranco, and countless others – and titles include "Jam Blues", "Funky Blues", "Apple Jam", "Blues For The Count", "Jamming For Clef", "Rose Room", "Blue Lou", and "Lullaby In Rhythm" – all in very long versions! CD
(Out of print. In the original metal frame box. Box and case have light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousElectrical Language – Independent British Synth Pop 1978 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99
A massive look at a key moment in British music – that post-punk era when keyboards and electronics came into the mix, but weren't yet used in polished or commercial ways! The groups here really run the gamut – from some who'd later move into more noisy territory, to others who might change things up and go for the charts – almost all captured at their earliest, working for the wealth of tiny indie labels that sprang up in England once the forces of punk knocked down the walls of the major labels! The scope of sounds here is totally great – from moody, moogy analogue numbers – to other tighter electronic songs that burst and crackle with energy – sometimes instrumental, often vocal – and always a cut above. The package is a hardcover book-style one – with page after page of notes and images on the artists in the set – plus 4CDs that feature a total of 80 tracks – with music by The Passage, Thomas Leer, Box Of Toys, Poeme Electronique, Dalek I, Colourbox, The Normal, Alex Fergusson, Eyeless In Gaza, Bodhi Beat Poets, Two, The Fast Set, Play, Goat, Futurerhythm, David Harrow, Fiat Lux, Blue Zoo, Lori & the Chameleons, Tim Blake, Charlie's Brother, The Quarks, Hybrid Kids, Beasts In Cages, Naked Lunch, Edward Ka-Spel, The Mobile, Fad Gadget, Local Boy Makes Good, Chris & Cosey, Pink Industry, Music For Pleasure, and many more! CD

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VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by groups who are better known for funky tracks, other times by overlooked harmony groups and solo singers who rival the greatness of east coast artists like The Moments or Whatnauts! Titles include "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another" by Darling Dears, "Slippin Around" by Thomas East, "Since You've Been Gone" by Little Janice, "Love" by Black Conspirators, "What Am I Waiting For" by Black Exotics, "Who Do You Think You're Fooling (part 1)" by Symphonic Four, "I'll Find A True Love" by Lee Bonds, "Young Girl" by Jazzie Cazzie & The Eight Sounds, and "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card – which also includes 80 page digital booklet!)

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VariousPop Genius Of Mickie Most ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 21.98
They're not lying with the title of this one – as producer Mickie Most was one of the true studio geniuses on the UK scene of the 60s – as you'll hear here in a fantastic collection of some of his best work – packaged with a beautiful 72 page booklet of notes that will tell you everything you'll need to know about the man himself! But even without the big booklet, the music here speaks volumes on its own – as Mickie's genius runs from some of the key groups of the Brit Invasion years, to that fantastic late 60s moment when the English scene was getting very cool and expressive – to key 70s points that include a bit of early glam, hard rock, and other styles too! You've probably heard a good number of these tracks over the years, but never realized they all had Mickie's hands on them – and they're packaged together here with some great surprises along the way – titles that include "Gin House" by Paul Williams & The Big Roll Band, "Little Games" by The Yardbirds, "Motor Bikin" by Chris Spedding, "House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals, "Hi Ho Silver Lining" by Jeff Beck, "Journey" by Duncan Browne, "Brother Louie" by Hot Chocolate, "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan, "I Love Rock N Roll" by Arrows, "Living Next Door To Alice" by New World, "The Boat That I Row" by Lulu, "Walking" by CCS, "Dance With The Devil" by Cozy Powell, "No Milk Today" by Herman's Hermits, "Flight 2" by Angelo & Eighteen, "Some Girls" by Racey, "Bread & Butter" by Barry St John, "Days Of My Life" by The Seekers, and "48 Crash" by Suzi Quatro. CD

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✨✧ David ByrneDavid Byrne ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Booklet has a light stain in one corner that is only visible on one page. Tray has some rippling.)

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✨✧ A Alyce Claerbaut/David SchlesingerStrayhorn – An Illustrated Life (hardcover) ... Book
Bolden, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century – Duke Ellington's longtime musical partner, the mighty Billy Strayhorn! The book presents Billy's life and music in a really great format – using songs as sidebars amidst the larger text – which is then illustrated with a huge amount of beautiful oversized photos, reproductions of scores, and other great images! There's also additional sidebars on Strayhorn from jazz peers who include Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Lena Horne, and many others – and the book has this wonderfully vivid approach that really does the creative genius as much justice on the page as he's gotten on record. 196 pages, hardcover, and filled with great images! Book

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever cut by organist Richard Groove Holmes – and a set that's worth it alone for the massive title track! Groove soars right out of the gate on that one – taking up most of side one with help from a vamping trio of guitar and drums – while he delivers this stretched-out, hard-burning solo that almost seems to take a page out of the book of the younger Charles Earland – but also stands as a great reminder of the fresh, soulful genius that Holmes brought to the Hammond in the 60s! In addition to "Onsaya Joy", other tracks are a bit more straightforward, but no less soulful – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Song For My Father", and a remake of "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some seam splitting.)
Also available Onsaya Joy ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinPresence ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Led Zeppelin – an album that was missed by many the first time around, because of it's tight focus and simplicity! For the set, the group step back just a bit from their more stylistically sprawling tendencies – almost as if they got some of the more ambitious ideas out of their system with Physical Graffiti, or simply wanted to get out there and kick some ass – a back to basics move, and one that sees some tremendous guitar work from Jimmy Page! The album still has some longer songs and complicated changes – this is Led Zeppelin, after all – and the lack of over-played classic rock radio fodder actually makes this one a better listen nowadays than the more iconic albums. Includes "Achilles Last Stand", "For Your Life", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Candy Store Rock", "Hots On For Nowhere", and "Tea For One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear, some marker, and aging.)

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✨✧ Larry Magid with Robert HuberMy Soul's Been Psychedelicized – Electric Factory – Four Decades In Posters & Photographs (hardcover) ... Book
Temple, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hefty book that's partly a tribute to a famous music venue in Philadelphia – but one that's also overflowing with obscure photographs of famous performers – and a huge selection of vintage rock posters too! The Electric Factory was a bit like the Fillmore – in that although the core club closed relatively early, it created a production powerhouse that put together a huge amount of concerts over the decades – a legacy that includes the famous Live Aid concert in Philly, and many other big shows too. The book features loads of full-page color images from the shows – but the posters are maybe the most appealing part – and there's a fair bit of Electric Factory history and early information too. 192 pages, hardcover, in full color. Book

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✨✧ Diana RossLast Time I Saw Him ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fully mature work from Diana Ross – a set that really breaks free from the styles of her roots, and which has her emerging as a full-formed solo act on her own! There's a range of modes here that's quite surprising – strong, sophisticated ballads at the core, but also echoes of jazz, country, and even a bit of rock influences as well – showing Diana's increasing desire to broaden her musical reach, and coming off surprisingly well, without any of the mis-steps you might expect. Backings are often full, but usually focused too – arranged by Bob Gaudio, Gene Page, Tom Baird, Michael O'Martian, and others. Tracks include the funky favorite "I Heard A Love Song", plus "Stone Liberty", "No One's Gonna Be A Fool Forever", "Sleepin", "You", "Turn Around", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Sister Rosetta TharpeOriginal Soul Sister (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest artists of all time – a great gospel singer, a hell of a guitar player, and a huge influence on soul, jump blues, and R&B! 81 songs spanning 4 discs, also includes a 40 page booklet! CD

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✨✧ Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersGeorge Gershwin's Porgy & Bess ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1956. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! Plus, this great reissue version features a full 29 minute bonus track – the "Porgy & Bess Suite", which is an extended instrumental performed by Russ Garcia. Also comes with a really great 48 page booklet too! CD
(Out of print. Tray cards and booklet have small cutout holes.)

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✨✧ David T WalkerOn Love ... LP
Ode, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the smoothest albums ever cut by David T Walker – but also one of the best, and certainly an album with a much richer feel and deeper sound than you'd guess from the cheesy "rose petals on a crotch" image on the cover! The style here is a bit more lush and sophisticated than before for Walker – with arrangements laid out by Gene Page and Jerry Peters, in styles that blend in bits strings, fuller orchestrations, and tighter rhythms – almost in a soundtrack soul sort of style, but much tighter overall. The setting is perfect for the chromatic hues of Walker's guitar – which are never buried in the mix, and rise to the top of the record beautifully throughout! In a way, the album's almost an update of modes that Wes Montgomery explored with Don Sebesky at the end of the 60s – and David's a perfect heir to that tradition with his sound on the record. Titles include "Windows Of The World", "I Wish You Love", "Lovin You", "Feeling Feeling", "Kinda Sorta", "Let Me In Your Life", and "I Get High On You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz Fest – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (book & 5CD set) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2019. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the first collection we've ever seen that really gets at the multi-faceted genius of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – that long-running event that's become one of the most important annual concert series on the planet, and which still stands as a continual revelation, even after 50 years! The book-style package has a large, hardcover volume – with many pages of writings on the event, photos shot over the years, and other great images too – as much a memento of years past, if you've visited – as it is a great way to experience the event even if you've never had the funds or the time to make it down to Nola in May! But to us, the real appeal is the music – 5CDs, and 50 long tracks all recorded at the event over the years – with music that runs the gamut from blues to jazz to soul, with a few surprises along the way – served up in a wealth of obscure tracks from Dr John, The Wild Magnolias, Dixie Cups, John Boutte, Irma Thomas, The Zion Harmonizers, Henry Butler, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kenny Neal, The Neville Brothers, Beausoleil, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Big Freedia, Deacon John, Walter Wolfman Washington, Funky Meters, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, Donald Harrison Jr, The Golden Eagles, Champion Jack Dupree, Snooks Eaglin, The White Eagles, Marcia Ball, Professor Longhair, Clarence Frogman Henry, and many many more! CD
(In a 136 page hardcover book!)

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✨✧ Betty DavisNasty Gal ... CD
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the funkiest folks working in the 70s – an artist who was definitely very much into her own bag, and who's only finally getting her due all these many years later! In a way, the groove is even leaner than before – especially the drums, which are turbocharged with energy, and set a badass vibe for the record throughout – mixing up equal parts of rock, funk, and soul – almost with the genre-busting modes that wouldn't really show up on the New York scene until a number of years later. The whole thing kicks ass – and titles include "Nasty Gal", "Talkin' Trash", "Dedicated To The Press", "FUNK", "Getting Kicked Off Havin Fun", "Shut Off The Light", "This Is It", "The Lone Ranger", and "Feelins". Great new pressing of the classic – with a 32 page booklet that includes liner notes, lyrics, and lots of cool photos! CD

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✨✧ Four TopsSoul Spin ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful baroque soul from the Four Tops – and proof that the group could take any material and make it sound great! This Frank Wilson-produced set features a few Motown numbers by the group, but the real gems are actually the more familiar 60s pop hits – remade by the Tops in a style that works surprisingly well, thanks to some sparkling arrangements and the great vocals of Levi Stubbs! Arrangers include Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and the set features great versions of "Got To Get You Into My Life", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Light My Fire", and "California Dreamin" – plus the tracks "Look Out Your Window", "Nothing", and "Stop The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly aged, with a hole in one corner. Cover has staple holes.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Eduardo MateoMateo Solo Bien Se Lame ... CD
Lion, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully expanded reissue of this South American rock treasure from the early 70s – key recordings by Eduardo Mateo, easily one of the most enigmatic musicians to ever record on the Uruguay scene! Although once a member of some harder-edged rock acts in the 60s, Mateo is surprisingly warm and gentle on these tracks – slightly folksy at times, but also with echoes of candombe in the percussion of some of these tunes – a unique cross-cultural blend that's made even better through production that's sweetly compressed, but also wonderfully clean and simple. There's an earnest, personal feel to these tunes that reminds us a lot of the work of Alzo & Udine – or Alzo, solo – spare use of percussion underneath acoustic guitar, topped by vocals that really have a way of grabbing us, even when we can't understand the lyrics! Given Mateo's temperament and unreliability in the studio, the original album in the set was more of a "collection" put together by his producer – and it's expanded on greatly here with the addition of 8 more bonus tracks recorded at the end of the 60s – a few live tracks, and a number of other collaborations that follow the spirit of the main album. The package features a wonderful 44 page booklet, loaded with notes and photos – and titles include "Yulele", "Quien Te Viera", "Uh Que Macana", "Nina", "Tras De Ti", "Por Que", "La Chola", "Esa Cosa", "Blues Para El Bien Mio", "Margaritas Rojas", "Hombre", and "Mumi". CD

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✨✧ MC ShanDown By Law (expanded 2CD version) ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1987. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the benchmark LPs of battle ready rhymes and block rockin' Cold Chillin' beats – MC Shan's Down By Law, produced by the Marley Marl – in a deluxe 2CD version packed with rare 12" versions that appear on CD for the first time ever! Down By Law was the first of Shan's solid trio of LPs for Cold Chillin', uncommonly blunt in both the storytelling and rhyme schemes. A long slept on gem! Original LP tracks include the classic "Bridge", plus "Down By Law", "Left Me-Lonely", "MC Space" "Living In The World Of Hip Hop", "Another One To Get Jealous Of" and "Kill That Noise". Disc 1 also includes the previously unreleased tracks "Kill That Noise/Down By Law" (Live on WERS), "Live Routine" (broadcast) feat Biz Markie, Marley Marl Scratch demos and more! Disc 2 features a bunch of great 12" mixes of Down By Law tracks and classic MC Shan singles on CD for the first time ever: "Marley Marl Scratch" (original 12" version), "He Cuts So Fresh" (original 12" version), "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing" (original 12" version), "Cocaine" (original 12" version) and (original 12" live version), "Beat Biter (original 12" extended version), "Dub Biter", "Dub By Law" and more. Comes with a well done, 24-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and reminiscences by Mr Magic and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday (4LP limited edition box set – in tin package) ... LP
Metal Face, 1999. Very Good+ 4LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
The first full length from MF Doom – busting out the future of underground hip hop – capping off the 90s with a record with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward, if busy rhyme mastery from Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! What really pushes this first LP out is are creaky comic adventure samples, and it's the genesis of Doom's metal face supervillain personae. Looking back, it's clearly the building blocks for deeper insanity to come, but it's a sound structure – and one of his best albums. Includes "Doomsday", "Rhymes Like Dimes" feat Cucumber Slice, "The Finest" feat Tommy Gun, "Go With The Flow", "Tick Tick", "Hey!", "The Mic", "Dead Bent", "?" feat Kurious and much more – including all of the classic skits (yeah, we said it. . .classic skits, creative sci fi sample genius that are creative as the proper tracks). This limited version is amazing, too – 4LPs in a film cannister-like package (ala PIL's Metal Box!) – plus a 32 page lyric book, and 10 Doomsday MC card set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet and unopened pack of cards. Box has some wear and small dents on top.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterEMANON (deluxe 3LP 180 gram vinyl/3CD box set – with graphic novel) ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy 3LP & 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by Wayne Shorter – a triple-length set that may well be his most visionary package in years! The vision is partly expressed in a beautiful graphic novel that comprises the outer package – a long, full-color book that was written by Shorter, and illustrated Randy DeBurke – all with a positive, uplifting spirit that's really carried forward by the music – which begins with a segment that merges Shorter's quartet with the larger Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – who give this really lofty presence to a set of Wayne's original compositions. The quartet continue on the other two discs in the package – that great group with Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums – recorded live in London, on long titles that include "Lotus", "She Moves Through The Fair", "Prometheus Unbound", "Lost & Orbits Medley", and "The Three Marias". 3 X 180 gram vinyl plus the complete set on 3CDs and 84-page graphic novel! A completely insane package – even more amazing than the CD version. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Uncut Special EditionRoxy Music – The Ultimate Music Guide ... Magazine
Uncut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A special magazine devoted to the 70s genius of Roxy Music – one that has no ads at all, so it can feature page after glossy page of coverage on this seminal group! The issue offers up album-by-album articles on the group – and also unearths rare interviews, and looks at the solo works of both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno in great detail too. There's a look at rarities, DVDs, and even an interview with the group's fantastic reedman Andy Mackay. Magazine

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✨✧ Barry WhiteBarry White Unlimited (4CDs & DVD set) ... CD
Hip-O Select, 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4CD&DVD ... Out Of Stock
The kind of Barry White set we've been wanting for years – a deep deep package that brings together rare bits, side projects, and other gems that show the full spectrum of his many talents in the 70s! Sure, Barry's hits are wonderful – the kind of records we'd never part with for years – but just about everything else he did was great too – as you'll hear in this amazing collection. One CD features rare work for other artists – with tracks that include "Strange Funky Games & Things" by Jay Dee, "What's Your Sign Girl" by Danny Pearson, "Falling In Love Is A No No" by Westwing, "How I Wish We Could Do It Again" by Black Stain, "Take A Look At Yourself" by White Heat, "Satin Soul" by Gene Page, "Oh Love" by Smoke, and "I've Got To Have All Of You" by Gloria Scott – a previously unreleased track! Another CD features rare cuts by Love Unlimited and Love Unlimited Orchestra – including "Theme From King Kong (12" version)", "My Sweet Summer Suite (12" promo)", "Baby Blues", "Whisper Softly", and "Wecolme Aboard" by Love Unlimited Orchestra – and alternate versions of "Under The Influence Of Love)", "I Belong To You", "It May Be Winter Outside", and "High Steppin Hip Dressin Fella". Then, 2 more discs feature loads of rare tracks and alternates – including "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness (12")", "Ghetto Letto", "Playing Your Game Baby (alt)", "Honey Please Can't You See (alt)", "I'm Qualified To Saitsfy You (alt)", "What Am I Gonna Do With You (alt)", "You're What's On My Mind", and "Our Theme (parts 1 & 2)", sung by Barry and Glodean! And if all that's not enough, the package also features a DVD too – with 9 music videos, and 5 more bonus music clips. Comes in a book-style package, with a full color booklet too. CD
(Out of print. DVD is NTSC All Region.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou's Mass ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – one of Mary Lou Williams' hippest albums, and one of the few in which she blended in funk with her spiritual jazz piano musings! The record's got a larger group arranged by Mary – grooving in a post-Hair kind of funky ensemble way – a bit spiritual at times, but nicely stripped down and soulful at others – with a mystical blend of voices and jazz, at a level to rival similar work from the time by Max Roach, Horace Silver, or Billy Harper! The bassist and drummer really make the record groove nicely – giving a few tracks a surprisingly funky sound – and tracks include "Gloria", "In His Day", "Lazarus", "One", "Praise The Lord", and "Lamb Of God". CD also adds some additional tunes to the original album – making for a 24-track package that's also supported by a 32-page booklet! CD
(Cutout mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Terry AllenPedal Steal & Four Corners (LP/3CDs/book – with download) ... LP
Paradise Of Bachelors, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy LP, 3CD & Book ... Out Of Stock
Terry Allen has always been one of the most enigmatic figures in Texas music – but the work included here might well be some of his most compelling – even if it is a bit far from the straighter country of his start! Allen's always been a very narrative songwriter – and here, he takes that form one further – in a series of radio plays and longer audio narratives, most of which intersperse sung passages with spoken bits, sound effects, and beautiful music as well! These aren't any sort of sleepy, too-prosaic works – but instead, the sort of material that's always had us link Allen's music with the books of Barry Gifford or Barry Hannah – instantly evocative, and with a vision for storytelling that's completely captivating – a journey begun on his Juarez album, and really extended here. The special package features the first vinyl appearance of a few of these pieces – and 3CDs of music that contain the complete "Pedal Steel", "Torso Hell", "Bleeder", "Dugout", and "Reunion (A Return To Juarez)". Also features a great 28 page booklet on all the material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ AtmosphereWhen Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That S**t Gold (10th anniversary deluxe edition) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Atmosphere's 6th proper album and one that finds them riding high at a post-millennium peak – and the dynamic duo is as hard hitting and cathartic as ever! Beatmaker Ant got more and more diverse with his killer wall of sound as the years went on and may have never been better than he is here – whether it's a busy sonic tapestry or minimalist funk – and Slug's words and delivery are vivid as always. Tracks include "Like The Rest Of Us", "Puppets", "The Skinny", "Dreamer", "You", "Painting", "Your Glasshouse", "Wild Wild Horses", "Me", "In Her Music Box" and more. Rhymesayers really ups the ante for an opulent 10th Anniversary version here – on double gold-colored vinyl with lemon-scented labels and comes in a really solid 36-page hardcover book, not some fancy sleeve – including an illustrated "children's story" by Slug and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited deluxe edition of 3000 copies – with a 36-page book, download with MP3s for the album tracks and loads of bonus content (live tracks and more) – on gold vinyl with lemon-scented labels!)
Also available When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That S**t Gold (limited deluxe edition with booklet, CD & DVD) ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Angelo Francesco LavagninoGungala (La Vergine Della Giugla) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A late 60s Italian soundtrack, but one that's got a sound that's right in keeping with the best American exotica albums of the late 50s – a beautiful blend of rootsy tribal elements, eerie voices, and just the right dose of larger orchestrations! Angelo Francesco Lavagnino seems to have taken a page completely out of the book of Les Baxter – especially during that period when Baxter was really on fire, recording for Capitol Records – and coming up with very evocative tunes that somehow felt ancient and primitive at the same time they sparkled with modern invention. That vibe is very much in place here – and the instrumentation feels acoustic throughout, mixed with chanted voices that appear in many spots – but used more as a rhythmic pulse than any sort of lyric. CD features 21 tracks from the score – and the whole thing is an exotica treasure! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Mickey & SylviaLove Is Strange ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set of tracks from one of the coolest soul music duos of all time – guitarist Mickey Baker and sweet-voiced Sylvia Vanderpool – who'd later rise to fame as Sylvia Robinson, the guiding force behind New Jersey soul in the 70s, and Sugarhill Records during the early years of hip hop! This work is way before that fame, though – as Sylvia provides this fantastic counterpoint to the rougher vocals and raw guitar of Mickey – a hell of a player who uses his instrument in just the right way to bring bluesy inflections to the music, while never moving into blues or R&B modes at all. The package is still the best that's ever been done on the music by the pair – and features a massive 60 tracks in all, with a huge 52 page booklet of notes that also includes lots of recording details – in support of great tunes that include "Two Shadows On Your Window", "Love Is Strange", "Rise Sally Rise", "Forever & A Day", "Seems Like Yesterday", "What Would I Do", "Sweeter As The Day Goes By", "Love Lesson", "This Is My Story", "Where Is My Honey", "Shake It Up", "Rock & Stroll Room", "Bewildered", "There'll Be No Backin Out", "Summertime", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ StargardStargard ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Stargard – a set that turned the trio into strong soul stars, after a brief and mistaken role in the film Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band! Given the failure of that cinematic endeavor, it's amazing that MCA signed the girls up – but it's also clear that the group have a vibe that's really waiting to shine in the spotlight – partly the disco female mode that others had been working already, but also maybe more of a sense of identity too – one that makes them way more than just a trio of vocalists in the hands of a club producer – especially given the way they really hit some surprising deep soul moments on the set. Production is by Mark Davis, with some help from Gene Page – and titles include "Three Girls", "Don't Change", "Theme From Which Way Is Up", "The Force", and "Disco Rufus". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Stargard ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ WireIssue 422 – April 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Wire, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A special issue of The Wire – one that looks at the way that music knowledge is shared and circulates – with a 22 page article on different musicians, teachers, and institutions that have helped music flourish over recent decades – with networks that are as unusual and obtuse as those pictured on the cover! The piece is titled "The Great Learning – Music & The Transfer Of Knowlege" – and the issue also has articles on Ivan Conti, Paul La Brecque & Ghazi Barakat, June Chikuma, Slikback, and more – plus Congo Natty on the Invisible Jukebox, and the usual huge amount of reviews! Also features a bonus Wire Tapper CD – with music by Mess Noir, Daniel Carter, Qasim Naqvi, Good Moon Deer, Efdemin, and others. Magazine

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✨✧ Beastie BoysSounds Of Science – The Beastie Boys Anthology ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1999. Used 2CDs & Booklet ... Out Of Stock
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! Titles include "Three MCs & One DJ (live video version)", "Body Movin (Fatboy Slim rmx)", "Jimmy James (original)", "Slow & Low", "Skills To Pay The Bills", "Bohisattva Vow", "Sabrosa", "Brass Monkey", "Benny & The Jets", "I Want Some", "She's On It", "Twenty Questions", "Boomin Granny", "Hey Ladies", "Live Wire", "Shadrach", "Country Mike's Theme", and "Something's Gotta Give". CD
(Slipcover has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Three SoundsVibrations ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from the Three Sounds – one that has the group moving past the straighter trio format of their initial Blue Note sides, really hinting at the funkier sounds to come on their classic albums of the late 60s! Gene Harris is definitely taking a page from the Ramsey Lewis bag at times – playing the piano with a wonderfully heavy left hand, which makes for a killer groove, and a feel that's a lot more soul jazz than usual. Plus, a few tracks also feature Harris working on organ – which really changes up the sound nicely too, and almost puts the album somewhere in the territory that Cadet and Prestige Records were hitting at the time! Titles include "Fever", "Pavane", "Charade", "Let's Go Get Stoned", and "Something You Got", plus a nice original called "The Frown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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A Certain RatioACR Box (7LP set) ... LP
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 7LP ... $124.99 139.99
A really great collection of work from one of the coolest, most compelling groups to record for the legendary Factory Records label – a combo who were contemporaries of Joy Division and New Order, but who had a very different sound! A Certain Ration – or ACR for short – had a wicked approach that was part funk, part punk – but often more soulful than contemporaries like Pigbag or Bush Tetras – a quality that only advanced as the group aged a bit, and learned to play their instruments even better than before! Factory was very committed to ACR right from the start – and in addition to key albums, they also recorded the group in many ways, which also yielded plenty of unusual tracks for singles, and plenty of unreleased material too. This package brings together all the best of those moments – and features 53 tracks that are a huge addition to their smaller catalog of LP releases – titles that include the previously unissued "Houses In Motion (demo)", "And Then Again (another version)", "Piu Lento (Peel Session)", "Nostromo A Go Go (demo)", "Backs To The Wall (demo)", "It's Trippin When I'm Fine", "Mello (JD 800 perc mix)", "Teko 4 An Answer (120 bpm)", "Samba 123 (demo)", "Some Day (ACR rework)", "Say What You Mean (unfinished demo)", "WSLU", and "Happy Meal" – plus "The Planet", "Turn Me On (7" edit)", "Fever 103 (Greetings 4 version)", "Loosen Up Your Mind", "All Night Party", "Thin Boys", "Blown Away", "Funaezekea", "Abracadubra", "Sommadub", "Guess Who (12" mix)", "Tumba Rumba", "Knife Slits Water (12" version)", "There's Only This", "Si Fermir O Grido (Touch cassette version)", "Brazilia (long)", "The Runner (Greetings 4 version)", and "Sounds Like Something Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Signed limited edition of 1000 – colored vinyl pressing with a 24 page book and download!)
Also available ACR Box (4CD set) ... CD 42.99

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Cannonball AdderleySwingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Reel To Real, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Great live work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – recorded during a time when the group's star was really rising on Capitol Records, but at a level that's got the more open-ended, freely-blown style of their classic concert dates for Riverside! The material here was all recorded for radio in Seattle, and the fidelity is excellent – sounds that are sharp as any of the group's key live albums of the period – with some very hip announcements between a few of the tracks! And unlike some radio live issues on the market, this one is nice and long – with eight long tracks that really open up – full of magical moments from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Titles include "Sticks", "Big P", "The Girl Next Door", "Back Home Blues", "Hippodelphia", "74 Miles Away", "Morning Of The Carnival", and Somewhere". CD
(Excellent package – with great mastering, and a 28 page booklet of notes!)
Also available Swingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... LP 39.99
 
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Stanley TurrentinePieces Of Dreams ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 70s soulful classic from the mighty Stanley Turrentine! Stan's not the bad "Mister T" on this set – he's more in a smooth, mellow mode – blowing over some nice soulful arrangements by Gene Page, ones that take the CTI funk approach, add in some strings, and create a bit of a Barry White sort of instrumental groove! The result is surprisingly great – a lot nicer than you might think – with plenty of slinky soulful numbers that have a subtle undercurrent of funk, and still feature some excellent and inventive blowing from Stan. Titles include "Midnight & You", "Blanket On The Beach", "I'm In Love", "Evil", "Pieces of Dreams", and "Deep In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has a promo sticker and some age spots on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentinePieces Of Dreams ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 70s soulful classic from the mighty Stanley Turrentine! Stan's not the bad "Mister T" on this set – he's more in a smooth, mellow mode – blowing over some nice soulful arrangements by Gene Page, ones that take the CTI funk approach, add in some strings, and create a bit of a Barry White sort of instrumental groove! The result is surprisingly great – a lot nicer than you might think – with plenty of slinky soulful numbers that have a subtle undercurrent of funk, and still feature some excellent and inventive blowing from Stan. Titles include "Midnight & You", "Blanket On The Beach", "I'm In Love", "Evil", "Pieces of Dreams", and "Deep In Love". CD

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George & Ira GershwinOh, Kay! ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small seepage stain on one corner.)

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Sisters LoveWith Love ... LP
MoWest/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
The incredible lost album from the group Sisters Love – material slated for release in the early 70s, but never saw the light of day, save for a handful of singles – a mix of rootsier southern soul and impeccable west coast funk styles, finally brought to light and with bonus tracks, to boot! Sisters Love came to Motown/MoWest at a transitional time for the label(s), who sent the group on tour, released a rare few singles in the US & UK, but didn't get the group over into the public consciousness the way it deserved. Great songs that were written, produced & arranged by the cream of the crop of soulful talents – Willie Hutch, Hal Davis, Gene Page, Gloria Jones & Pamela Sawyer – but this is the Sisters Love show, and they shine brilliantly! Titles include the amazing "Fast Mack" (purportedly submitted for the soundtrack to The Mack – and it's funky enough!), "Communication", "Mr Fix-It Man", "Just A Little Understanding", "I'm Learning To Trust My Man", "Do What You Gotta Do","You've Got To Make Your Choice", "Sweet Inspiration", "Give Me Your Love" and "Turn On Your Love Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcel AzzolaMarcel Azzola 1951 to 1962 – Ses Compositions, Les Classiques Du Musette, Les Grandes Chansons, Virtuosite et Pages Immortelles, Les Standards Internationaux (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
Marcel Azzola is a great French talent on the musette (aka accordion) – one who glides along with the best breezy modes of bigger postwar players like Gus Viseur or Jo Privat! The distinction of musette here is important – as this isn't the clunky instrument of the polka scene, nor the snoozy sound of Lawrence Welk – but instead that lively, spontaneous mode that instantly evokes the streets of Paris and the darker reaches of the left bank in the 50s – a scene that Marcel helped shape in his work with Jacques Brel, Juliette Greco, and others. The tunes here are all instrumentals – and include many original French numbers, plus a few standards – all with a vibe that's a lot hipper than the look of hte cover. 3CD set features 60 tracks in all, plus notes in French and English! CD

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Jafar BarronFree Bop Movement (Alafia pressing) ... CD
Alafia, 2000. Used ... $6.99
The first album as a leader by trumpeter Jafar Barron – an underground player who's worked with The Roots, Erykah Badu, King Britt, and others – breaking out here on his own at the head of his own freebop group. The record's very much in the mode of some of the work of newer soul jazz combos we've been stocking on these pages – with a blend of 70s spiritual soul jazz, 90s hip hop righteousness, and Jafar's own percussive conception of soloing. The group's a sextet that features Fender Rhodes, guitar, and saxes, plus some occasional recitations by poet Oskar Castro, done in a mode that's almost hip hop. Recorded in the bubbling underground of the Philly scene that spawned Jill Scott – and featuring the tracks "Old Boy Fey Grey", "Life Liberty & The Pursuit Of Nappiness", "Warm & Pretty", "Jewels & Baby Yaz", "The Buddah Monk Stomp", and "Laid Up In The Cut – Jack Booty". CD
(Original Phili-based Alafia pressing.)

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Harry BensonBeatles – On The Road 1964 to 1966 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $24.99 39.99
The rowdy road antics of the legendary Fab Four – captured here in a wealth of candid shots during their last two years of global touring – and presented here in glorious black and white! Photographer Harry Benson had unfettered access to the group during these years – and the range of shots is wonderful – from triumphant stage moments, to goofy candid shots, to some especially moving moments when it was clear the members of the group had completely forgotten about the presence of the camera. This oversized book presents each image on large, glossy pages – and the heavy volume is 270 pages in all, hardcover, and done in the best Taschen style! Book

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Katherine A Bussard/Alison Fisher/Greg Foster RiceCity Lost & Found – Capturing New York, Chicago, & Los Angeles – 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Princeton University, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
American cities were going through tremendous changes in the 60s and 70s – changes that not only had an impact on local citizens, businesses, and municipal forces – but also on the art community as well! This book showcases a tremendous response to urban upheaval by artists in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles – presenting images of artworks created during the decades, and also photographic documents of performances, demonstrations, and other creative activities – sometimes juxtaposed against mainstream media, and balanced with a huge amount of text by the authors. The range of material in here is tremendous – the Chicago section alone is mindblowing – and the book also features contributions from other writers who include Paula Massood, Josh Glick, Eric Avila, Max Page, Leslie Wilson, and others. The book is 271 pages, with color and black and white images throughout – and was done in collaboration with the Princeton Art museum. Book

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Busta RhymesWhen Disaster Strikes ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See", "Dangerous", "The Whole World Lookin' At Me", "One" featuring Erykah Badu, "We Could Take It Outside" featuring Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga & others, "The Body Rock" featuring Rampage, Mase & the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, and "Things We Be Doin' For Money parts 1 & 2". 18 tracks in all! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Shepard Fairey (aka Obey)Obey – Earth Crisis ... Book
Albin Michel (France), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99 120.00
Artist Obey created an amazing installation to draw awareness to climate change – a huge globe suspended in the middle of the Eiffel Tower, emblazoned with images to call attention to the worldwide crisis! This huge book not only replicates the artwork on the globe, but also offers up some additional material that follows a similar theme – these big poster pages created by Obey – offering up images that resonate with vintage propaganda, but which work towards saving the future of our planet! The set comes in two volumes, both very large – one book with the artwork of the globe, the other with the posters – in a beautiful oversized package. Book

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Five StarFive Star Luxury – The Definitive Anthology 1984 to 1991 (9CD/DVD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Demon (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9CD & DVD ... $76.99 91.99
An insane amount of material from British 80s soul heroes Five Star – a group who always seem to have an upbeat, catchy sort of vibe – one that holds strong in their music from the early 80s years up through all the changes in R&B at the start of the 90s! This package not only features every single album the group ever recorded, but also features lots of unusual bonus tracks, 12" single mixes, and other material too – 131 tracks in all, and that doesn't include the material on the DVD – all packaged in a very cool 12" square book-style cover, filled with pages of notes and images too. Albums include Luxury Of Life, Silk & Steel, Between The Lines, Rock The World, Five Star, and Shine – and there's three more CDs that just feature 7" and 12" single mixes too. Maybe most interesting are the bonus tracks added to the albums – as many aren't remixes of LP tracks, but instead include unusual material like "The Man", "Have A Good Time", "Forever Yours", "Stone Court", "Love Games", "Pure Energy", "First Avenue", "I'm Gonna Make This A Night You Will Never Forget", "I Like The Way You Dance", "Don't Stop", "The Mews", "Sweetest Innocence", and "Sound Sweet". DVD features 27 videos for songs throughout the group's career – a massive package of music videos! CD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 0.)

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Earl & Carl Grubbs – The VisitorsRebirth ... LP
Muse, 1974. Sealed ... $48.99
Wonderful work from the vastly-overlooked team of Earl and Carl Grubbs – two incredibly soulful players from Philly who really carried on a tremendous post-Coltrane legacy. Earl plays tenor and Carl plays alto – and the record shines with that rare Traneish approach to free creative soloing and spirituality, in a mode that we'd reserve for an elite group of work, such as the early albums by Gary Bartz on Milestone, or some of the better 70s group recordings of Andrew White. The whole album's fantastic – with backing by Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath – and it's got a sense of majesty that's simply stunning for two players who've never really made the pages of jazz history as well as they should have. Titles include "Gone Are The Days", "Glad to Be Sad", "Black Smoke", "Love Is Magic", and "Two Wives". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Bert JanschBert Jansch ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex array of influences and elements that we could spend pages just trying to unpack all that's going on in his work! Yet he also delivers the whole thing with an amazingly understated quality – one that's easygoing, open-handed, and completely un-self-conscious of its genius – so that the whole thing hardly telegraphs its interweaving of jazz, blues, and folk – its sense of ancient and modern – and the way that it can touch so many different scenes at once. Titles include "Needle Of Death", "Smokey River", "Finches", "I Have No Time", "Strolling Down The Highway", "Do You Hear Me Now", "Casbah", and "Alice's Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johan Kugelberg with Jon Savage & Glenn TerryGod Save Sex Pistols (hardcover) ... Book
Rizzoli, 2016. New Copy ... $20.99 65.00
A lavish art book on the Sex Pistols – the kind that Johnny Rotten would have gobbed at back in 1976 – but which we're more than happy to have all these many years later! Jon Savage provides a very detailed timeline of the group and their activities throughout the book – alongside page after page of photographs, images, and other striking visuals – including posters, gig flyers, press bits, and even correspondence – all to illustrate the short-but-brilliant career of this seminal group! The whole thing is done in the best Rizzoli style – heavy, hardcover, and over 300 pages. Book
(Please note: These copies have some light wear, but are fine overall.)
 
 
 



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