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✨✧ PlaceboPlacebo Live 1971 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued live set by one of the coolest European funk bands of the 70s – the legendary Placebo – not the current group, but a vintage ensemble that features wicked work on Fender Rhodes from the mighty Marc Moulin! The 1971 date of the set places it before the combo's famous albums in the studio – and in addition to plenty of open, flowing keyboard lines from Moulin, there's also a more spiritual sound from the group as well – more jazz than funk, but never in a too-jamming way – as the whole thing retains that strong sense of space and timing that's always made Placebo so different than some of their contemporaries! There's great fluegelhorn from Richard Rousselet, soprano sax from Alex Scorier, bass clarinet from Johnny Dover, drums from Freddy Rottier, and massive basslines from Nick Kletchkovsky – which really keep things moving over the course of the album-length "Showbiz Suite" – a cool track with lots of great changes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed mastered!)

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✨✧ Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1974) (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second amazing album from Placebo – a wicked mix of funky fusion styles, and a real standout on the European scene of the early 70s! The group's the brainchild of Marc Moulin – who wrote all tracks, and plays a wealth of great keyboards, in ways that almost make him the European equivalent of Herbie Hancock – especially in the way he can spaciously explore a groove! But there's other great elements to the music too – some tight funky rhythms, great horn parts, and some wicked guitar from fusion legend Philip Catherine – whose snakey lines bring a quality to the record that was in place on Placebo's first outing. Titles include "NW", "Plotseling", "Hop Hop", "Tanga", "Stomp", and "Dag Madam Merci". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on white heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ Placebo (Marc Moulin)Ball Of Eyes (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A very cool little album from Placebo – arguably the group's most soulful session ever, and one that draws heavily from American funky jazz at the start of the 70s! The grooves are nice and tight, and keyboards are focused on the most soulful sort of riffs – not nearly as tripped out as in later years, and really doing a great job of sending home the funky rhythms – almost in a way that's sort of early CTI at the best points! Marc Moulin's genius is already firmly in place – and he handles all arrangements, plus plays Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and even what sounds like a bit of moog! Titles include "Humpty Dumpty", "Aria", "Showbiz Suite", "Ball Of Eyes", "You Got Me Hummin", and "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight white vinyl!)

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✨✧ Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1973) (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from Placebo – one of the hippest electric groups going on the European scene of the early 70s, thanks to some great keyboards and electronics from the legendary Marc Moulin! Placebo's sound here is a unique approach to funky jazz – one that certainly draws from the electric modes of the American scene, and without any of the jamming elements of other Euro fusion groups – but there's also a touch of rockish inflection at points too – especially in the way the rhythms have a tightly pulsating groove. There's none of the indulgence of prog, but there's definitely a lineage going on somewhere in the mix too – and in addition to Moulin's keyboards, the group also features great horns from Nick Fissette, Alex Socrier, and Richard Rousselet. Titles include "Bolkwush", "Temse", "Balek", "Phalene", "Re-Union", and "Only Nineteen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on white heavyweight vinyl!)
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Eugene ChadbourneKill Eugene ... LP
Placebo, 1987. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
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Baris MancoNick The Chopper ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Baris Manco was one of the leading lights of the Turkish music scene in the 70s, but that didn't stop him from setting his sights on points farther west – as you'll hear on this funky gem from the mid 70s, complete with English language lyrics for the sorts of tunes that could have burst out big, had they gotten the chance! The tracks aren't as much in an Arabesk mode as Manco's earlier music, and instead he works here with a host of funky studio musicians in Belgium – including players who'd worked with Placebo and Janko Nilovic – on tunes that are surprisingly catchy, even if the lyrics are a bit offbeat – and which feature plenty of riffing guitar, often with this cool compressed mode that really sets the scene. Titles include "Lucky Road", "Lonely Man"," Little Darlin", "Blue Morning Angel", "Tell Me Old Man", "Emerald Garden", "Ride On Miranda", and "Nick The Chopper". CD

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Marc Moulin, Ariel Kalma, Robert Altaber, & OthersNoises (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kamikaze/Cortizona (Belgium), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really cool project from a host of underground talents on the Belgian scene of the 70s – music that's often electronic, but not in a funky or academic way – and which also often has a tuneful quality that really belies the "noises" in the title! Many of these cuts mix voice with processing, or others might use familiar instruments in a more abstract way – often in modes of the sort we normally associate with post-punk experiments from the early 80s, even though all the tracks here are from 1977! The legendary Marc Moulin had a hand in many moments here – and the sounds are a bridge between his early work in Placebo, and his greater fame in Telex – served up alongside some cool contemporaries who include Eric Chale, Michel Moers, Robert Altaber, Ariel Kalma, Bertrand Eberhard, and Ilona Chale. The notes make it a bit tough to figure out who's doing what – but the whole thing was a relatively collaborative project anyway – and titles include "Mes Chers Compatriotes", "Aman", "Trois Voyelles", "Romances Sans Parole", "La Guerre", "Il Est Huit Heures", "Passe Dedans", "Musaque Etnik", and "Tue Toi Dans Le Vent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Janko Nilovic (Mad Unity)Funky Tramway (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Vadim/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards next to some tight bass, drums, percussion, and even a bit of trumpet! There's maybe a bit more unity to the record, given the ensemble instrumental approach – and there's female singers at a few spots, who deepen the soulful vibe of the set. The real appeal, though, is Janko's mad keyboards – which almost hit Marc Moulin/Placebo level, in the way that they can bring all these weird spacey touches to the grooves. Titles include "Funky Tramway", "Flemish Suite", "Sitting Bull", "Gipsy Funk", "Atomium 82", "Disconnected Song", "Little Butcher's Street", "Fish Market", and "Underground Party". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy ... About July 5, 2019
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins – as the whole thing's a stunning array of groovers that not only match the best jazz, funk, and sound library tracks from other European scenes in the 70s – they also do a great job of taking on the best America had to offer too! Belgium was no stranger to soul and funk – given its fervent 60s soul collectors scene, and the nation's role as a crossroads in Europe – which left it open to plenty of influence from visiting musicians, including American artists as well. You can definitely hear all that coming into play here – as the work is nicely fresh, and very free of overdone cliches or easy references – as these guys all take the best bits that might have influenced them, and jumbled them up into something really new. The scope of sounds is wonderful – and titles include "Funky Tramway" by Mad Unity, "Sunshine Star" by Open Sky Unit, "Gimme Some More Of That" by Plus, "Funky" by Andre Brasseur, "Avenue Louise" by Black Blood, "Music & Co" by Les Helions, "Balek" by Placebo, "Librium" by Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, "Top Less" by Alex Scorier, "Stories" by Chakachas, "Ostinato Bass" by Rene Costy, "Memories" by Amadeo, "Viva Boma" by Cos, "Pop In Three" by The Rapture, "Smoke" by Leo Cavallo, "Marakesh" by Hein Huysmans Kwintet, "One For You" by Doug Lucas, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Lord Funk" by Super Funk Special, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. CD

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✨✧ Erwin Somer GroupErwin Somer Group ... LP
Universe (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A vibes, percussion, and Fender Rhodes masterpiece – and one that's got some really hard-driving percussion as well! The set's maybe the only one we've ever seen from Dutch musician Erwin Somer – both a vibist and a percussionist, working here strongly in both modes – in a very hip quintet that also features Helmig Van De Vegt on Fender Rhodes and Rudy Van Dijk on tenor – two equally obscure players, but who really make the whole thing great! Tracks are all quite long, and have that loose blend of funk and more exploratory elements we love on the Placebo records from the same time – and the Rhodes is often played with a much harder edge than used on American 70s jazz sessions. Titles include "De Yssel", "Kobus & Tim", "Maatje", "De Veerpoint". and a version of the Keith Jarrett tune "Grow Your Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 100 – in random colored sleeves!)

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✨✧ VariousGroove Diggers – Mellow & Emotional – Give You What You Want (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground soul that goes deeper than most – a collection of some of the hippest tracks from the excellent Groove Diggers reissue series from Japan – a treasure trove of under-discovered indie soul albums from the American scene of the 70s! These tracks are funky, but aren't straight funk overall – and they're often upbeat, but aren't the usual disco and club rarities – instead, they're tight tracks by groups working deep in the underground, but who really know how to craft a great tune – the sort of music you might normally hear from bigger names like Curtis Mayfield or Roy Ayers, but much more obscure overall, given the limited, often local release of the original albums. Some tracks have been favorites in the rare groove scene for years, others are much lesser-known – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "It Ain't Fair" by Tomorrow's People, "I Was Born To Love You" by Timeless Legend", "Anything" by Touch Of Class, "Twenty Four Hours A Day" by Messengers Incorporated, "My Girl Friday" by Lil Albert, "Everything I Want I See In You" by JR Bailey, "All I've Got To Give" by Lemuria, "In My Life" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, "If We Took The Time" by Ted Coleman, "Let's Get It Back Together" by Piranha, "Nothing Can Stop My Loving You" by 1619 Badass Band, "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin, "Why Don't We Fall In Love" by John Valenti, "Phalene" by Placebo, and "Here I Go" by Harris & Orr. CD
(Part of the great Groove Diggers series!)

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