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New Jazz Trio (Manfred Schoof/Peter Trunk/Cees See)Page One ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
One of the more avant albums on MPS at the time – with work from Manfred Schoof on trumpet and flugelhorn, Peter Trunk on bass, and Cees See ond rums, percussion, tabla, flute, and harp! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has worn corners and unglued bottom seam.)

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 (Non-RVG remastered edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... 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
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonPage One ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... 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
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
 
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Plastic PennyTwo Sides Of A Penny ... LP
Page One, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Sommor, still in the shrink and including the insert.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Larry Page OrchestraKinky Music ... LP
Richmond/Trading Places (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Larry Page was a big figure in the British music scene of the 60s – manager of the Kinks, and a growing force in record production too – so much so, he decided to put himself in the limelight as the leader of this all-instrumental set of songs by his most famous group! Ray Davies arranged all the tunes, and the readings follow pretty closely to the structure of original Kinks tunes – but shift things up with the instruments used – adding in more horns, shifting a keyboard for a guitar, or vice versa – and filling up the space in the middle to cover up the absence of the vocals! The set is also noteworthy for a bit of guitar by a young Jimmy Page – and titles include "One Fine Day", "Come On Now", "Tired Of Waiting For You", "Don't Ever Change", "You Really Got Me", "Just Can't Go To Sleep", "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", and "All Day & All Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Joe McPheeOne Day – A Lightning Storm (10 inch LP – with booklet) ... LP
Sound American, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Paul Page & His Paradise MusicPacific Paradise ... CD
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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!)

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JD AllenBarracoon ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
One of the boldest records we've ever heard from tenorist JD Allen – a set that has him playing in trio formation, with just bass and drums – borrowing a page from the modernist years of Sonny Rollins, but pushing even more forward with his sound and style! The tracks aren't totally free, but are very open – and in addition to the drums of Nic Cacioppo, the group shifts between electric and acoustic bass work from Ian Kenselaar, who uses the electric on about a third of the record – making for a really nice contrast with the all-acoustic moments. There's a rumbling intensity to the whole record – which crackles with energy throughout – and titles include "Eye Scream", "Barracoon", "G Sus", "The Goldilocks Zone", "13", and "Communion". CD

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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 ... $26.99 32.99
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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David AxelrodEarth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment ... LP
Capitol/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.98
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 28 page booklet of notes and images! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus instrumentals LP and 28-page booklet.)

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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve)

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Be Bop DeluxeSunburst Finish (3CD/DVD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy 3CD & DVD ... $44.99
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!)

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $11.99
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 39.99

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✨✧ Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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
(Cover has some clear tape on the top seam.)
Also available Ruby Braff Swings ... CD 11.99

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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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✨✧ Sonny CharlesSun Still Shines ... LP
High Rise, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
Arranged by Gene Page – and titles include "Put It In A Magazine", "One Eyed Jacks", "Whet Your Whistle", "Treasure Of Your Pleasure", "Weekend Father Song", and "Can't Get Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $24.99 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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✨✧ CreationAction Painting (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2LP set features 24 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, mono versions, and new stereo mixes– plus a 16 page book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black haze colored vinyl pressing.)

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Lefty FrizzellLife's Like Poetry (12CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s/Mid 70s. Used ... $149.99
Holy!!!! Lefty Frizzell might be one of the greatest of the all time country heroes, and perhaps one of the most overlooked by hipsters. That needs to change – and apparently no one knows this better than our heroes at Bear Family who collect virtually every single thing Lefty recorded for Columbia and ABC Records between 1950 and 1975 here! 12 CDS, 325 songs (geez!!!!), and here's part of what makes Lefty one of the greatest – a huge chunk of these great tunes were written by Lefty himself, which was virtually unheard of in the pre-Dylan radio stone age. Of course in a collection of hundreds of songs spanning dozens of years, not every single track here is gold, but trust us, if you like classic country of the Hank Williams vintage you'll be shocked by just how consistent Life's Like Poetry is. Includes a full size, 150 page book with an incredible wealth of Frizell's personal history, recording notes, album art, and photos. Every Lefty track you could ever hope for – "I Love You A Thousand Ways, "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" (should be on any country fan's short list), "My Baby's Just Like Money", "Look What Thoughts Will Do", "Don't Stay Away", "Before You Go, Make Sure You Know", "My Love And Baby's Gone", These Hands", "Treat Her Right", "Mom And Dad's Waltz", "If You're Ever Lonely Darling", "Forbiddon Lovers", "Running Into memories Of you", "How Far Down I Can Go", "Stranger", "A Little Unfair", "What Am I Gonna Do", "Life's Like Poetry", whew! CD
(Out of print. In great shape, save for some light wear on one corner of the box.)

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✨✧ James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind of in a Barry White/Van McCoy expanded soul mode, which pushes Jim past the sweet soul of earlier days. Side one features the extended "Love Talk", a 13 minute number with lots of strings and grooves – not disco, but more of the baroque soul of Isaac Hayes or Barry White. Side two features three shorter cuts – two in a similar mode, "Never Stop Loving Me" and "Move Me", plus a great mellow soul remake of Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tompall GlaserAnother Log On The Fire – Hilbilly Central 2 (Tompall Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein/Great Tompall & His Outlaw Band/bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two seminal 70s albums from Tompall Glaser – both recorded during the time he was one of the real outlaws working on the Nashville scene! On Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein, Tompall takes a page from the book of Bobby Bare – singing songs penned by the always-witty Shel, who'd made a surprising move to country music with a hit for Johnny Cash, which was followed by a really great run of material that helped both transform the Nashville sound, and also give it a different sort of sense of humor. Unlike Bare and some of Shel's other 70s interpreters, Glaser has this naturally blue-tinged sort of vocal sound – which really brings a different spirit to the music – maybe echoing some of the more melancholy qualities of tunes that include "I Ain't Lookin For Answers Anymore", "Musical Chairs", "Grab A Hold", "Echoes", "Old New Orleans Custom", "If I'm There", and "Put Another Log On The Fire". The Great Tompall is a seminal set from Tompall Glaser – one that has him rising up from the Nashville underground, to hit the same sort of territory that was making Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings huge at the time! Like both of those singers, Glaser had spent years trying to make music work under other folks' directions – and had really broken off and found his own sort of path, with a spirit that really comes through here – on a record that definitely sounds unlike anyone else at the time. Tracks include new versions of some country classics, a few from the pen of Shel Silverstein, and a few more surprises along the way. Titles include "When It's Gone It's Gone Girl", "The Hunger", "West Canturbury Subdivision Blues", "I Can't Remember", "Time Changes Everything", and "If I'd Only Come & Gone". CD also features the bonus tracks from a single – "Loving You Again" and "T For Texas". 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 ... $126.99
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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Hues CorporationFreedom For The Stallion ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
A landmark set from The Hues Corporation – and a record that's really poised at the crossroads of 70s soul! The group are probably best known for the super-huge hit "Rock The Boat" – a tune that bubbled under in discos for months, then became one of the first mainstream examples of the new groove on radio – but the trio actually have a much deeper vibe overall, with a richness that comes through strongly on this full length set – at a quality that links them to other hip LA groups of the period, like Friends Of Distinction. Like Friends, the Hues Corporation mix male and female vocals in equal doses – creating this harmonic interplay and vocal texture that's completely sublime – set up nicely by their own arrangements on vocals, then pushed even further by backings from Gene Page, Tom Sellers, and Perry Botkin Jr. Titles include the hits "Freedom For The Stallion" and "Rock The Boat" – plus "The Family", "Go To The Poet", "Salvation Lady", "Live A Lie", and "Miracle Maker (Sweet Soul Shaker)". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Brandon JohnsonThee Almighty & Insane – Chicago Gang Business Cards From The 1960s & 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
Almighty & Insane Books, 2018. New Copy ... $25.99 30.00
An Almighty & Insane book that goes a little further back to the old school street gang era – presenting vintage business cards from Chicago gang members from as far back as the 60s and through the 70s – a means of street communication from the days before modern technology we've never seen a history of before! 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 for double-sided cards – often with hand-written additions that says a little something about the holder of that particular card. 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. This might even be especially true for the cards the dip as far back as the 60s, often with regal fonts, religious symbols and other sort of "gentlemanly" touches that strive to portray a sense of honor – but there is no shortage of more hardcore and vaguely threatening images here, too. Really fascinating stuff! Book

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Harada KazunoriKotekote Sound Machine – Masterpieces Of Jazz Groove, Funk, & Soul ... Book
Space Shower (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $32.99
A very cool book on rare funky records – one done in a style that's similar to some of the Japanese label discographies on the market, but which has a very special focus! This book features a well-selected array of funk, soul, and jazz records with an emphasis on the classic years of the 60s and 70s – but balanced out with entries from other years too, all in a format that's really unusual! The core of the book is a "top 100" list of entries – which all appear on the left-facing page – with a full color image of the cover, titles, dates, and other details in English – and a larger description of the record in Japanese. Then, on the right-facing page, you'll find other suggestions – sometimes records, sometimes CDs – some old, some newer – again with core details in English and the rest in Japanese. The book has a great look and an excellent approach – and like the other Japanese books of this nature, there's still plenty to understand and enjoy for the English-speaking record collector. 224 pages, softcover, full color. Book

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing, SD 19126.)
Also available Led Zeppelin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $11.99
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!)
Also available Led Zeppelin ... LP 29.99

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Led ZeppelinPresence ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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 light wear.)

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Johnny MathisHeart Of A Woman/Feelings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 20.99
Sweetly soaring mid 70s work from Johnny Mathis - a pair of classic albums plus bonus tracks in a 2CD set! The voice of Johnny Mathis meets the soulful arrangements of Paul Riser and HB Barnum on Heart Of A Woman – all wrapped up with Johnny Bristol production! Johnny's tender voice, the gently sweeping arrangements and soul-rooted production make this one a gem, and titles include "Woman Woman", "Sail On White Moon", "Feel Like Makin Love", "It's Gone", "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Strangers In Dark Corners", and "The Way We Planned It". Feelings is a prime 70s Columbia era Mathis gem, too, with production by Jack Gold and this time out, arrangements by Gene Page that mix tender hearted intimacy and lightly sweeping touches as sweetly as can be. Titles include "One Day In Your Life", "Stardust", "Midnight Blue", "Feelings", "That's All She Wrote", "Solitaire" and more – and this CD version has 9 bonus tracks including "Crazy Little Love Makin' Ways", "Let's Go On From Here", "Fifty Fifty", "Let Me Be The One" and more. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "Bye & Bye", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. Great package – 2CDs, with a bonus 60 page color book with photos and essays! CD

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Lee MosesHow Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Future Days/Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
Fantastic work from Lee Moses – an underground funky soul singer who never saw great fame in the 70s, but who's hit legendary status in recent years – thanks to collectors and DJs around the world! Lee is best known for his album Time & Place, but he also cut a number of other excellent singles before and after that famous set – most of which are collected here, along with a few unissued tracks – all making the whole album a fantastic second chapter in the too-short Moses career in music! Much of this work has a very gritty vibe – southern soul, handled with funkier currents – often with production that's nice and raw around the edges, which makes these tracks feel way deeper and dirtier than anything that might have come from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set's a bit short on notes, so we're not sure of the details of all cuts – but we can say that the singles were originally issued on the Dynamo, Gates, Front Page, Musicor, and Lee John labels – with titles that include "Bad Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart", "I'm Sad About It", "How Much Longer", "My Adorable One", "Diana", "Day Tripper", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'm Sad About It", "If Loving You Is A Crime", "She's A Bad Girl", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "What Do You Do", and "I Can't Take No Chances". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited colored vinyl pressing!)

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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 33.99

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PaternosterDie Ersten Tage (with download featuring bonus tracks & film) ... LP
Now Again, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $33.99 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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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (deluxe edition 2CD set with full sized poster) ... CD
Sony/Traffic, 1992. New Copy 2CD ... On August 9, 2019 (delayed)
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was oneone of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of being a front-to-back perfect album, Mecca & The Soul Brother has one of the great singles of the era, in "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)". What more can be said, really? An absolute essential! Disc 1 includes the original full length album. Titles include "Return Of The Mecca", "For Pete's Sake", "Ghettos Of The Mind", "Soul Brother #1", "Wig Out", "Anger Of The Nation", "Can't Front On Me", "The Basement" feat Heavy D, Rob-O, Grap & Dida, "If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right", "Skinz" feat Grand Puba and more. 16 tracks in all. Disc 2 features a wealth of bonus tracks, including 12" versions, remixes, acapellas, instrumentals and exclusives, including "It's Not A Game (Original 12" Version)", "Lots Of Lovin (Remix)" "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)" (Remix, Vibes Mix, and Instrumental versions), "Straighten It Out (Instrumental Version)". 15 tracks of bonus material! Comes in a heavy duty, beautiful deluxe box with a 20 page book with notes by Brian Coleman, Dante Ross, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and a full sized poster! CD
(A great deluxe box set edition of one of the great, game defining hop hop albums of all time!)
Also available Mecca & The Soul Brother (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Bud PowellComplete Blue Note & Roost Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Three SoundsVibrations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
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
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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David T WalkerOn Love ... LP
Ode, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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Lalomie WashburnMy Music Is Hot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Alexis ZoumbasAlexis Zoumbas ... LP
Orpheum/Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $13.99
Astonishing work from Alexis Zoumbas – a Greek musician from the early days of the 78rpm recording, and one who plays violin with the dexterity of Paganini, but in ways that are much more rootsy and fokloric overall! Zoumbas' classic 78s have recently gotten new attention on an excellent compilation – but this set brings together unissued material from the same time – a huge undertaking, given that the recordings are almost 100 years old, but come through with a surprising amount of life here – as Alexis' deft solos on his instrument blend with a bit of percussion, piano, or other instrumentation – depending on the track – all with a timeless vibe that's expanded on nicely in the detailed booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Selfo", "Arvanitikos", "Skizo Rizo Mor Panaghio", "Epirotiko Moiroloi", "Tsamiko Makedonias", and "Rast Taxim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 8 page booklet!)

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 (deluxe edition – 4LP colored vinyl pressing with book, program & art) ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 4LP ... $119.99 120.00
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush, "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. Limited box set features bonus 50 page book with liner notes and unpublished photos – plus rare festival ephemera, including a program signed by the musicians! LP, Vinyl record album
(Super limited editoin pressing! Please note – one corner has a slight ding from shipping.)

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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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VariousBossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Elizete Cardoso and many more! Soul Jazz Records and compiler Stuart Baker set out to make this a definitive bossa compilation and they pretty much nail it! Made as the listening counterpart to the stellar book of album cover art, compiled by Baker and Gilles Peterson. As essential of a compilation as ever released by our friends at Soul Jazz, which is really saying something, because they always raise the bar! Disc one includes "Roda" by Elis Regina, "Inverno" by Roberto Menescal, "Berimbau" by Drival Caymmi, "Mas, Que Nada!" by Tamba Trio, "Viramundo" by Gilberto Gil, "Adriana" by Edu Lobo, "Lalari-Olala" by Jorge Ben and more. Disc two includes "E De Lei" by Elizete Cardoso, "O Morro Nao Tem Vez" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Samba Blim" by Tamba 4, "Tres Pontas" by Milton Nasciemento, "Canto De Xango" by Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, "Carcara" by Zelia Barbosa, "Maria Moita" by Marilia Medalha and more. 34 tracks on 2CDs and includes a great 70+ page booklet of notes & photos. CD
(Includes original slipcase and book. Slipcover has some edgewear.)
Also available Bossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 1 ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "LSD" by Wendell Austin, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Hell Train" by Billy Strange, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Billy Flood. CD
(Deluxe edition with 2 bonus tracks plus 24 page booklet!)

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VariousJazz Fest – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (book & 5CD set) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2019. New Copy 5CD ... $95.99 98.99
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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VariousPop Genius Of Mickie Most ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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VariousTitan – It's All Pop (4LP white vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Titan/Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... $45.99 59.99
Seminal sounds from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – a wealth of power pop work from the tiny Titan label – all brought together in one of the most brilliant packages we've ever seen from the Numero Group! Like most Numero releases, there's a great story behind this set – a tale of bounced checks, interstate culture, and a cadre of great groups who would have been huge – had they recorded this music out on the coast! Titan's way more than just a tiny label that managed to put out some killer singles back in the day – it's a pop powerhouse that shows just how much under-discovered genius the American scene can hold – music that really helps break down simple understandings of late 70s rock, especially when presented this well. The 2LP set features 51 tracks – 10 more than the CD version (!) – and a really great oversize 24 page booklet – a great counterpart to Numero's Yellow Pills set – filled with notes on Titan, a complete discography, and a wealth of wonderful photos that really make this unique scene come alive. Titles include "Shark" and "Real Life Saver" by Gary Charlson, "No Way Baby" and "I Wanna Be" by Arlis, "It's Your Heart Tonight" and "Radio Heart" by Secrets, "Please Change Your Mind" and "Baby It's You" by Boys, "Rock N Roll Song" and "Radio City" by Bobby Sky, "The Last Song" by JP McClain & The Intruders, "Cry" and "Didn't Like It Anyway" by Gems, "Coit Tower" and "Drink A Toast" by Millionaire At Midnight, and "I Think About You" by Scott McCarl. LP, Vinyl record album
(On white colored vinyl – with 12" X 12" book!)

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✨✧ Herb AlpertBlow Your Own Horn ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herb Alpert seems to have lost his shirt on the way to the photo shoot for the album – but it looks like he's still got his trumpet to keep him warm! Joking aside, the album's a great one from the later Herb – one of those sets that has him turning his strong talent for a trumpet solo in the direction of soulful fusion and R&B-inflected jazz – maybe taking a page from the book of Chuck Mangione or Maynard Ferguson in the process, but definitely giving things his own sort of spin! The arrangements are nicely tasteful – electric, but never clunkily so, especially for the time – and Alpert's trumpet really does a great job of warming things up. Titles include "Latin Lady", "Garden Party", "Paradise Cove", "Gently", "True Confessions", "The Midnight Tango", and "Sundown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in marker.)

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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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✨✧ Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Joe Henderson5 Original Albums (Our Thing/In N Out/Inner Urge/State Of The Tenor 1 & 2) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Mid 60s/Mid 80s. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of a great run of genius from Joe Henderson – plus a seminal 80s return to form – served up here on five different albums recorded for Blue Note! First up is Our Thing – a classic straight session by Joe Henderson – cut during his early years, when he was breaking out of the box with a heck of a lot of fire! Kenny Dorham's subdued lyricism complements Joe's impassioned playing over the angular, yet still-swinging rythm section of Andrew Hill, Eddie Kahn and Pete La Roca. The track "Pedro's Time" reflects Joe's fascination with Latin-flavored pieces (as evidenced by Joe's previous effort Page One, and his work on Dorham's Una Mas), while pieces like "Teeter Totter", "Our Thing" and "Back Road" play with time and structure in subtle ways. In N Out is a stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! Echoes of "new thing" modes lie in the background of the record, but upfront things have a sharp 60s Blue Note punch – thanks in part to a great lineup that also includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Henderson's tone is rough and young – but in a great way, one that's perfect for the exploratory nature of his original tunes on the set, and which matches the mood of Dorham's compositions as well. Tracks include "In N Out", "Short Story", "Brown's Town", and "Punjab". Inner Urge is a fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – with a very dark edge to his solos that's nicely offset by McCoy Tyner's lyrical piano, and the supple rhythms of Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones. It's hard to look at the lineup and not feel this group is approaching the tunes in a very post-Coltrane mode, but Henderson's voice on the tenor is completely singular, and puts that short-sighted theory to rest with his first bold note of the session. The album features 5 numbers in all – 3 originals showcasing Henderson's strong songwriting "Inner Urge", "Isotope" and "El Barrio" – plus the great Duke Pearson ballad "You Know I Care" and the standard "Night & Day". Last up are the two live Village Vanguard albums State Of The Tenor Vols 1 & 2 – a real moment of genius for Joe Henderson from the 80s – a spare trio session, recorded live at the Village Vanguard, in a mode that recalls Sonny Rollins classic sets there for Blue Note! And while Sonny often performed heavily in a trio setting, unfettered by chords in the rhythm section – this is a unique date for Joe, and he sounds brilliant throughout! Ron Carter and Al Foster provide a crisp but elastic foundation for Henderson's burnished melodies and solos in a very spacious setting. Titles include"The Bead Game", "Soulville", "Portrait", "Beatrice", "Friday The Thirteenth", "Happy Reunion", "Loose Change", "Ask Me Now" and "Isotope". CD

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✨✧ VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team – with a total of 14 tracks that include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. CD
(Slippcover is included but has some edgewear.)

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ CreationAction Painting ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2CD set features 46 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, some alternate takes, and even new mixes – plus an 80 page hardcover book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. CD
Also available Action Painting (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (slipcase version) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD
(BMG music club pressing, includes a slipcase which has edgewear & a great oversized 23 page booklet.)

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✨✧ SuicideSuicide (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Red Star/BMG, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s – and one that was in a space that was completely their own – and still is, after all the decades since the release of this record! With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. The album has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock records of all time – and titles include the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing – with 6 page booklet!)

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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 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ WhispersWhisper In Your Ear/Whispers/Imagination (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Adrian YoungeBlack Dynamite – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ A Certain RatioACR Box (7LP set) ... LP
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 7LP ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ DamonSong Of A Gypsy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... 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". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Lee MosesHow Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 ... CD
Future Days/Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Lee Moses – an underground funky soul singer who never saw great fame in the 70s, but who's hit legendary status in recent years – thanks to collectors and DJs around the world! Lee is best known for his album Time & Place, but he also cut a number of other excellent singles before and after that famous set – most of which are collected here, along with a few unissued tracks – all making the whole album a fantastic second chapter in the too-short Moses career in music! Much of this work has a very gritty vibe – southern soul, handled with funkier currents – often with production that's nice and raw around the edges, which makes these tracks feel way deeper and dirtier than anything that might have come from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set's a bit short on notes, so we're not sure of the details of all cuts – but we can say that the singles were originally issued on the Dynamo, Gates, Front Page, Musicor, and Lee John labels – with titles that include "Bad Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart", "I'm Sad About It", "How Much Longer", "My Adorable One", "Diana", "Day Tripper", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'm Sad About It", "If Loving You Is A Crime", "She's A Bad Girl", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "What Do You Do", and "I Can't Take No Chances". CD
Also available How Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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!)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Earth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Fontana/Universal, 1958. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Led ZeppelinSong Remains The Same (with booklet) ... CD
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Song Remains The Same ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterEMANON (3CD box set – with graphic novel) ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... 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". CD
(Includes 84-page graphic novel!)

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✨✧ YardbirdsLittle Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/Parlophone, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Flip, Flop, & Fly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Stanley TurrentinePieces Of Dreams ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... Temporarily 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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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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Eddy GrantKiller On The Rampage ... LP
Epic/Ice, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An unlikely contender to the throne of king of electro, this early 80s effort from Eddie Grant helps to prop him up there quite nicely. Heavy synth driven grooves bubble along nicely with that crisp Linn Drum sound, and though this album benefited from some wider pop appeal, there's more than a bit of Eddie's reggae side showing through too! Includes the massive "Electric Avenue", plus "Killer On The Rampage" and "Latin Love Affair", 10 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Prisonaires/Marigolds/SolotonesOnly Believe – Unissued & Rare Nashville Vocal Group Recordings ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... On September 10, 2019
Stunning sounds from the legendary Prisonaires – the important Memphis vocal group that first formed in prison, but was able to release a fair bit of commercial recordings over the years! The package is a great companion to previously-issued material on the group – as it features rare sides by the lineup, plus related groups that also featured the great tenorist Johnny Bragg in the lead – as well as some very obscure, and well-recorded live tracks that were only pressed on a limited private album for the prison management! Despite their roots behind bars, The Prisonaires have a style that's key in the development of the vocal group in the pre-soul years – a link between older group styles of the 30s and some of the more spiritual inflections that would blossom during the 60s – not really gospel harmonizing, but also not doo wop or pop, either – a really unique hybrid of elements that was very influential over the years. The package is awash in detail – 58 pages of notes and history, with a strong focus on Bragg – and the set features 18 tracks by The Prisonaires, including "In The Garden", "Suppertime", "Gentle Hands", "Just Walkin In The Rain", "Baby Please", "Two Strangers", "Lucy You Know I Want You", and "There Is Love In You" – plus four more by The Marigolds, including "Why Don't You", "Rollin Stone", and "Don't Say Tomorrow" – and six more by The Solotones, including "Two Strangers", "Front Page Blues", and "Pork & Beans". CD

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestCheck The Rhime (LP version, Mr Muhammad's mix, Skeff's mix, inst)/Skypager ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Very Good- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pic sleeve single that was the first taste any of us got of the Low End Theory LP. Great stuff built around the sample from AWB's "Love Your Life", plus the excellent "Skypager". And unlike the promo version, this one actually has all the tracks listed on the cover! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Busta RhymesWhen Disaster Strikes ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... $0.99
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.)
Also available When Disaster Strikes ... LP 19.99

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Nat King Cole & OthersRiffin – The Decca, JATP, Keynote, & Mercury Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, Late 30s/1940s. Used 3 CDs ... $44.99
Nat King Cole as a leader and a sideman – incredible material from 1936-1946 – featuring the King Cole Trio, side work with Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers, Dexter Gordon, The Keynoters and The Lester Young Trio! There's a number of great tunes here with Nat singing, but also a whole bunch of recordings that shine a light on his impeccable work as a group piano player of the finest caliber, working as Nat King Cole and under some funny pseudonyms while he was recording hits for Capitol! Packaged stunningly, even by Hip-O Select Standards – essentially housing the CDs in a hardcover book of 31-pages with an essay by David Ritz, 7 3/8" square package with detailed session notes, and beautifully reproduced art work from original 78s and 10-inch LPs! Disc one features 17 tracks by the King Cole Trio with Nat singing and at the piano, with Oscar Moore on guitar and and Wesley Prince on bass: "Sweet Lorraine", "This Side Up", "Babs", "Scotchin' With The Soda", "Slow Down", "Hit That Jive, Jack" and more. Disc one also includes 5 tracks with Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers, with Nat on piano, Eddie Cole on bass, Kenneth Roane on trumpet, Tommy Thompson on saxes and Jimmy Adams on drums:" Honey Hush" (with Eddie on vocals) plus an alternate take, "Thunder", "Stompin' At The Panama" and "(Bedtime) Sleep, Baby Sleep". Last up on disc one, four tracks by the Keynoters with Willie Smith on alto, Nat as Lord Calvert on piano, Red Callender on bass and Jackie Mills on drums: "The Way You Look Tonight", "My Old Flame" and more. Disc 2 is comprised of Jazz At The Philharmonic: Los Angeles, July 1944, with collective personal including Nat as Shorty Nadine on piano and singing on "Sweet Lorraine", Shorty Sherlock on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Illinois Jacquet and Jack McVea on tenor, Red Callender on bass, Lee Young on drums, and Carolyn Richards singing on "The Man I Love". Other titles include "Blues", "Tea For Two", "Rosetta", "Bugle Call Rag", "Oh, Lady, Be Good!" and more. Disc 3 starts with 1943/44 material by Dexter Gordon's group featuring Nat on piano, Sweets Edison on trumpet, Gordon on tenor, Red Callender or Johnny Miller on bass and Clifford Owens on drums: "I've Found A New Baby", "I Blowed And Gone" and more. That's followed by Lester Young Trio material of similar vintage with Nat as Aye Guy on piano, Young on Tenor and Buddy Rich on drums: "I Cover The Water Front", "The Man I Love", "Peg Of My Heart" and more. Last, but not least, Keynoters alternate takes including "The You You Look Tonight", "Airiness A La Nat" and "I can't Believe That You're In Love With Me". CD
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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 ... $49.99 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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Wardell GrayWardell Gray Story (4 CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(NOTE: booklet has quite a bit of underlining in pen, especially in the last couple of pages, the box has some minor peeling, and the individual CD cases plus one of the discs are numbered in marker.)

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Jimmy JacksonRollin' Dice ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
A bit of a hit-or-miss smooth soul album from Buddah, but when it hits, it hit! The best cuts have a great East Coast early 70s sound, and nice arrangements by Gene Page with a broad, sweeping feel to them. Jimmy's voice falters a bit from time to time, which gives some of the numbers a bit of a rawer edge we like, but on the best tracks, he's right on the money. Titles include "Rollin Dice", "Romeo & Juliet", "Footsteps (In the Shadows)", "What Is?", and "Jukie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and hype sticker.)

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Jinx & Mr C (James O'Connor & Damen Corrado)Compliments Of Chicagohoodz – Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture ... Book
Feral House, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 22.95
A really amazing look at the secret art and language of gang culture in Chicago – the most detailed book we've ever seen to examine the words on the street during the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Chicago had a very special sort of language to communicate gang activity and culture during the heyday of the city's big gangs – graffiti that was filled with codes and symbols, and which really predated major street art in New York – plus a network of patches, business cards, and other objects that conveyed a special sort of numerology and message – sometimes harmless words about parties and events, sometimes essential details about the criminal underworld. This book is fascinating on so many different levels – not just a prurient true crime story, but instead a very detailed examination of gang culture in terms of linguistics, visual media, and representation. Yet all that detail doesn't make things too dry, either – as the book is overflowing with photos and images – examples of street graffiti, countless business cards, patches, portraits, and more – even some maps at the back. The whole thing is a massive 375 pages, full color throughout, and very beautifully done! Book

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Lord Sutch & Heavy FriendsLord Sutch & Heavy Friends/Hands Of Jack The Ripper ... CD
Cotillion/Wounded Bird, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Two Cotillion classics from Screaming Lord Sutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends – an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is perhaps the most involved here – as he produced the set with Sutch, co-wrote some tracks, and plays some mighty searing guitar – as does Beck, which makes the album almost worth it alone for all the wonderful solos! But Sutch himself is pretty great too – kind of a mish-mash of late 60s nasty camp references, with the same sinister vibe as Kim Fowley – and an equally freewheeling approach to a tune that makes the album a heck of a lot of fun. Titles include "Gutty Guitar", "Flashing Lights", "Wailing Sounds", "Thumping Beat", "Union Jack Car", and "London". Hands Of Jack The Ripper is filled with weird and wild sounds from Screaming Lord Sutch – and a set that has as many "heavy friends" at play as his better-known previous album for Cotillion! As with that set, the vibe here is an odd mix of older beat group styles from mid 60s London, but filtered through a generation that's already bursting out with hard rock, psych, and prog inspiration – which means any nod towards older rock and soul roots come out sounding very offbeat in the end! Players include Ritchie Blackmore on lead guitar, Keith Moon on drums, and Noel Redding on bass – and titles include "Country Club", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Bye Bye Johnny/Johnny B Goode", "Gotta Keep A Rocking", and "Hands Of Jack The Ripper", which is mini-horror movie itself! CD

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Thelonious MonkMonk (Copenhagen 1963) ... CD
Gearbox, 1963. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Previously-unreleased live material from the glory days of the Thelonious Monk Quartet – captured right in the middle of that group's famous run on Columbia Records, with fidelity as strong as if the label itself were producing the session! We could say volumes about this group – and we probably already have on these pages – and we're always amazed at the way the richness of the tenor of Charlie Rouse balances out the angular ideals of Monk on the piano – at a level that may well make Rouse one of Monk's greatest musical partners, ever! The rest of the group is equally wonderful – John Ore is a superb bassist, and Frankie Dunlop somehow manages to grab all the rhythm in Monk and Charlie's playing, and make them swing even more. All tracks here are long, and filled with strong solos throughout – on versions of "Nutty", "Monk's Dream", "Body & Soul", "Bye Ya", and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". CD
Also available Monk (Copenhagen 1963) ... LP 16.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk (Copenhagen 1963) ... LP
Gearbox, 1963. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Previously-unreleased live material from the glory days of the Thelonious Monk Quartet – captured right in the middle of that group's famous run on Columbia Records, with fidelity as strong as if the label itself were producing the session! We could say volumes about this group – and we probably already have on these pages – and we're always amazed at the way the richness of the tenor of Charlie Rouse balances out the angular ideals of Monk on the piano – at a level that may well make Rouse one of Monk's greatest musical partners, ever! The rest of the group is equally wonderful – John Ore is a superb bassist, and Frankie Dunlop somehow manages to grab all the rhythm in Monk and Charlie's playing, and make them swing even more. All tracks here are long, and filled with strong solos throughout – on versions of "Nutty", "Monk's Dream", "Body & Soul", "Bye Ya", and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Monk (Copenhagen 1963) ... CD 9.99

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Albert D PattersonBeats To The Rhyme – A Collection Of Instrumental Hip Hop Records For The Beat Connoisseur (hardcover – with bonus CD) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 24.95
Think you know hip hop records? Think again – because if you only know the commercially released and vocal versions of the material, then you only know half the story – because among true collectors, the instrumental wax can be even more in-demand! This book opens up that secret world of hip hop – by detailing rare instrumental versions of hip hop albums – some issued only as promotional items, some only as record club or online releases, and some as dodgy bootlegs from the underground! The book has page after page of these releases – with label scans of the original records, alongside other release information, and a very well-done review for each item – a brilliant book that will really open you up to a greater range of hip hop vinyl to collect. There's listings for about 200 different instrumental records, plus more images and other details in the book – and the whole thing even features a bonus CD of instrumental mixes! Book
(Includes bonus CD mixed by DJ Spair!)

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✨✧ Mike Reed, edCity Was Yellow – Chicago Jazz & Improvised Music 1980-2010 ... Book
Mike Reed, 2019. New Copy ... $28.99 35.00
A beautiful book on the Chicago jazz scene, and the things that make it really special – not the Windy City world of years back – when Ramsey Lewis and other big names were dominating things – but Chicago in more recent years, when the city has been a non-stop hotbed of continuous creative activity! Musician Mike Reed is the guiding force here – himself a key part of the growth of the past decade or two – and the presentation is very unique, with a short essay on a key musician, accompanied by a photo, then also a piece of music by the artist – transcribed on full sheet music, scoring a key contribution – in a way that makes the large volume both a history book and a book of sheet music as well. Entries are by key critical forces on the Chicago scene – John Corbett, Peter Margasak, John Litweiler, Neil Tesser, and others – and the presentation is as beautiful as the sounds it seeks to document. Entries include sections on Nicole Mitchell, Jason Adasiewicz, Ken Vandermark, Jeff Parker, Von Freeman, Mantana Roberts, Willie Pickens, and many others – and the book is oversize, 154 pages, softcover, and in two-tone color throughout. Book

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Keith RylattJerry O – On The Record, Off The Wall ... Book
Stuart Russell (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic book on one of the coolest, hippest cats on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – and an artist who made some totally funky records, but never fully got his due! In some ways, Jerry O might be the king of the funky 45s – as he only ever worked in the 7" single format, and never cut a full LP – but managed to really get his music out there back in the day, which included some surprisingly good circulation on a global scale too! Yet at the core, Jerry is pure Chicago all the way – a great mixture of gritty roots and more sophisticated scoring – much funkier than most of his contemporaries, and with ties to a number of other groups and artists that always kept him working back in the day. This book's a thin one, but really tells the story of both Jerry-O's many obscure singles, and the man himself – all situated within a very exciting time in the Chicago music scene, illustrated by lots of rare photos, label scans, and other vintage material too. The softcover book is a thin 62 pages, but it's very beautifully done – and an essential piece of funk writing! Book
(First edition pressing – limited to 150 signed copies!)

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VariousBattleground Korea – Songs & Sounds Of America's Forgotten War (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $74.99 129.99
A totally wonderful package – and one that will have you throwing away all the Vietnam Rock compilations you have in your collection! This set unearths a massive amount of music that was created during the Korean war – filled with themes of sadness and loss that most folks wouldn't ascribe to wartime music until a decade later – the kinds of songs that represent a really sharp change from the patriotic, triumphant songs that were usually written in previous wartime situations. The variety of music is wonderful, and served up in the best Bear Family tradition – with a surprisingly strong amount of rare blues material, mixed with hillbilly cuts, gospel, R&B material, and other styles too – almost all of it nicely away from the mainstream! The overall package is wonderful, too – a heavy, oversized hardcover book – 160 pages that offer up track-by-track notes on the music, with full color photos, label scans, and lots more vivid images. The book alone is almost worth the price – but you also get 4CDs, with 121 tracks by artists who include Dave Bartholomew, Lightnin Hopkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Revelers, Jimmie Osborne, Arthur Crudup, Ray Snead, Edna McGriff, Hank Penny, Jean Shepard, Emmit Slay, Sherman Blues Johnson & His Clouds Of Joy, Billy Mize, Elton Britt, Steve Rogers, Oscar Brand, JB Lenoir, Delmore Brothers, Ernest Tubb, The Gospel Pilgrims, Fats Domino, Max Bailey, BB King, and many more! CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Scene (original 78rpm set) ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1950. Very Good+ 6 x 78rpm ... $299.99
The legendary Norman Granz Jazz Scene collection – a limited package of 78rpm singles that documented the styles and sounds of modern jazz at the time, filled with great drawings and photos, and one of those super-rare collectibles that you never ever see! A rare treasure both visually and musically – as the edgey recordings are in the best late 40s modern mode, blending bop, swing, and influences from other fields – really incredible work that deserves to be heard again and again! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Includes original booklet, with all individual pages and pieces – and even the fold-out David Stone Martin drawing – hand-signed and numbered by Norman Granz! #438 out of 5000 – and aged a bit over time, but in surprisingly great shape!)

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✨✧ Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book
 
 
 



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