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Level 42Complete Polydor Years Vol 1 – 1980 to 1984 (Level 42/Pursuit Of Accidents/Standing In The Light/True Colors/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 10CD ... $69.99 87.99
An insanely big collection of work from Level 42 – a British group from the 80s who were equal parts soul and pop, but also had a strongly jazzy current as well! These guys leapt onto the international scene from the British one in the mid 80s – thanks to a soulful core that not only made them a nice change from some of the lighter English pop of the period, but which also made the group play surprisingly well with American soul audiences too – thanks in part to the currents of jazz and richer elements that they brought to their music. Level 42 clearly have a love of fusion, but find a way to fit it into a tighter groove that's topped with bright blue-eyed soul vocals – all of which really comes through strongly here on this huge first chapter of the group's career. They were clearly working like mad during the early 80s – as the set features the full albums Level 42, The Pursuit Of Accidents, Standing In The Light, and True Colors, plus lots more 12" singles, remixes, 7" singles, b sides, live recordings, and even some early tapes from 1980 too. The package features 94 tracks in all, plus great notes too! CD

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✨✧ Level 42Complete Polydor Years Vol 2 – 1985 to 1995 (Physical Presence/World Machine/Running In The Family/Staring At The Sun/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 10CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge package of work from this seminal UK group of the 80s – a combo who managed to bring together an earlier fusion influence with all these strands of soul and pop at the time – in a way that made them a surprisingly big hit on the global scene with work like this! The set features a number of full albums – including the double-live record Physical Presence – which has the group getting nice and jazzy in front of a large concert audience; the crossover classic World Machine, which is filled with catchy classics in a Britpop mode; the equally great Running In The Family, part of the group's big late 80s run; and Staring At The Sun, a record that balances equally catchy tunes with some nods back to their roots. Plus, the group issued many singles and remixes during this time – so the last five CDs in the set are filled with all these many strands of their music, including some b-sides and rare live tracks too. 97 tracks in all – in a well-done box set! CD

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✨✧ Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind (Polydor) ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Dave Grusin made a few sleepy albums in his day, but this isn't one of them – and instead, it's a sweet funky fusion outing that really sums up some of the best Dave Grusin modes of the 70s! This excellent LP from 1977 really captures the best of the Grusin soundtrack style – heard in the 70s on shows like Barretta, or in films like Three Days of the Condor – mellow fusion with a tightly arranged style – lots of nicely isolated instrumentation, and the kind of spare and spacey grooves that you'd expect from a hip CTI session! Musicians include Grover Washington on saxes, Dave Valentin on flute, Ron Carter on bass, and Steve Gadd himself – plus Grusin on a lot of sweet keyboards – and titles include great cut "Modaji", plus "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Catavento", and "Montage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Pink FairiesPolydor Years (Never Never Land/What A Bunch Of Sweeties/Kings Of Oblivion/with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Floating World (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A trio of key albums from the Pink Fairies – served up with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Never Never Land – the fantastic debut of the Pink Fairies – easily one of the shaggiest, headiest bands on the UK scene at the start of the 70s – and a group who rose from the ashes of the equally important Deviants! The record's an unusual mishmash of modes – a set that confidently swaggers between psych, hard rock, and maybe even a bit of proto-punk – very confident in its approach, and coolly compressed in the production, but never in the slick style that would dominate British rock more strongly in the mid 70s. The Fairies aren't afraid to let their freak flag fly, but they're also clearly moving past hippiedom too – on titles that include "War Girl", "Do It", "Say You Love Me", "Tack One Side Two", "Thor", "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout", and "The Dream Is Just Beginning". What A Bunch Of Sweeties is filled with freaky fuzz from the Pink Fairies – a seminal UK group who were maybe trapped in a space between late psych and early glam – and somehow equally important to both! There's lots going on in the set – modes that are as offbeat as styles put forth by The Fugs in the late 60s, but a lot sharper overall from a musical perspective – especially in the way the group uses great guitar work and a few catchy numbers to sew the whole thing together – on titles that include "Portobello Shuffle", "Marilyn", "Pigs Of Uranus", "Walk Don't Run", "X-Ray", "I Went Up I Went Down", and "I Saw Her Standing There". Kings Of Oblivion is maybe the most fully-formed album from the legendary Pink Fairies – and a set that's got some really searing guitar from Larry Wallis – a melodic genius whose sound really holds things together, and gives the group a stronger focus than ever before! The guitar lines seem to bring out and amplify all the ideas the group were going for before – and maybe give the group a sense of darkness that they never fully reached – not hard rock cliche, but this tightness that's also completely individual – maybe like early Thin Lizzy at their best, yet in a completely different way. Titles include "I Wish I Was A Girl", "City Kids", "When's The Fun Begin", "Chromium Plating", "Street Urchin", and "Chamber Maid". Bonus tracks include "Going Down", "Walk Don't Run (first version)", "War Girl (alt mix)", "The Snake", "Do It (single mix)", "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout (alt mix)", "Well Well Well (alt mix)", "City Kids (alt)", and "Hold On (single)". CD
 
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A Banda Do CanecaoA Banda Do Canecao – Gravado Ao Vivo Na Maior Cervejaria Do Mundo ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
Beer drinking music from late 60s Brazil – recorded live in a beer hall! LP, Vinyl record album

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Allman BrothersAllman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East ... CD
Mercury/Polydor, 1971. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... CD
Polydor/BMG, 1973. Used ... $3.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Anno DominiOn This New Day ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1971. Very Good+ ... $99.99
An unusual British trio – on cuts that include "Daddy Rollin", "June Tremayne", "Five O'Clock In The Morning", "The Good Life I Have Known", "Regency Days", "Hitchcock Railway", "Badlands Of Ardgurth", and "The Trapper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice German pressing!)

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Area Code 615Trip In The Country ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Near Mint- ... $29.99
At the core, these guys were more of a bluegrass combo – but they picked up some funky rocking soul somewhere along the way, and became one of the 70s hippest instrumental ensembles! The album's got some really excellent numbers that start with funky rhythms, and which throw in a lot of countrified instrumentation for a very unique sound. Includes the nicely breaking "Russian Red", plus "Stone Fox Chase", "Sligo", "Katy Hill", "Welephant Walk", "Devil Weed & Me", and "Gray Suit Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Arthur Brown's Kingdom ComeEternal Messenger – An Anthology 1970 to 1973 (Galactic Zoo Dossier/Kingdom Come/Journey/Jam/BBC Sessions/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99 65.99
All the albums from this mindblowing group – plus lots of bonus material too! First up is the legendary Galactic Zoo Dossier album – the start of a fantastic chapter for the legendary Arthur Brown – the first album issued with his Kingdom Come group, a combo who were even more insane than his Crazy World project of the late 60s! Brown is the quintessential front man here – singing in this really dynamic, dramatic way that's years ahead of its time – much more upfront than so many of the singers of the psych generation, and even the new hard rock vocalists too – at a level that makes music like this a great inspiration for so man styles to come! The instrumentation is as dynamic as the vocals, too – not prog jamming, but instead this really focused, fused blend of heavy drums, searing guitar, and organ – all sending things way way over the top. Titles include "Internal Messenger", "Night Of The Pigs", "Trouble", "Sunrise", "Brains", the "Galactic Zoo/Space Plucks" medley, "Creep", and "Creation". Kingdom Come is an album that bears the title of the larger group as a whole, but it's clear that mainman Arthur Brown is still very much at the helm – propelling the fantastic energy of the group almost like some carnival ringmaster – as his lyrics burst out with a power to match all the intensity of the group's guitar, organ, heavy bass, and drum interplay! There's a few moments that are nicely more complicated than before – almost as if Brown is using the new advances of the 70s to bring even more mania to his music – but without losing the rocking power of the previous records, nor giving way to too-jamming prog modes either. Titles include "Water", "City Melody", "Traffic Light Song", "Love Is A Spirit That Will Never Die", "The Teacher", and "The Experiment". Journey is an overlooked gem from the great Arthur Brown – not a set with his late 60s Crazy World group, but instead some great material done with Kingdom Come – a group who seem to be morphing with Brown into a really great space rock sort of combo! The keyboards and electronics here are stronger than before – not Tangerine Dream spacey, but fused with more hard-rocking modes that really take off and fly to the skies – so much so that Brown's vocals are often less a part of the sound than the group's amazing instrumental interplay – which could previously be shadowed a bit by his lead! The whole thing's great – a cool, compressed take on modes that so many others were trying to handle at the time – but maybe never this well. Titles include "Superficial Roadblocks", "Time Captives", "Triangles", "Conception", "Spirit Of Joy", "Come Alive", "Lost Time", and "Corpora Supercelestia". All three albums are presented with bonus tracks – and CD4 features Jam (The First Sessions) – the long jamming that produced the Kingdom Come sound before the first album – and CD5 features BBC sessions from 1971 and 1972! CD
(Comes with a great booklet, and a bonus poster too!)

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✨✧ Roy AyersLet's Do It ... CD
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". CD

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles AznavourAznavour '83 ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and certainly well more than the sum of its parts. The bottom half of the record has a really strong rhythmic pulse, but it also allows plenty of room for virtuoso flights on guitar – both electric and acoustic coming together in a mad Spanish-styled take on 70s funk! The record's a truly unique effort, and sets a whole new standard for cultural crossover sessions of this type in the 70s. Titles include "Inca Song", "Handclaps", "Flamenco Rock", "Zapateado", and "Joe's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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Bee GeesTrafalgar ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ James Brown50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... CD
Polydor, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare lost treasure from James Brown – the full, unedited version of a live concert that was cut up and butchered for the Sex Machine album – presented here for the first time ever, with a huge amount of never-issued tunes! Sex Machine was one of those "fake" concert albums from James – some original live recordings, other studio tracks tricked out – and put together in a way that never really made much sense. This set is something completely different altogether – a James Brown concert from start to finish, complete with some wickedly sharp patter from the stage – and long tunes that really show his group hitting on all burners! The lineup of musicians include three drummers at once – Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Stars, and Melvin Parker – alongside Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Charles Sherrell on bass. James himself plays a bit of organ at instrumental moments – and tracks include the never-released "Lowdown Popcorn", "World", "Spinning Wheel", "Try Me", "I Got The Feelin/Lickin Stick Lickin Stick", and "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose" – next to versions of "There Was A Time", "Say It Loud", "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing", "Mother Popcorn", and "I Can't Stand Myself". CD

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✨✧ James BrownMessing With The Blues ... CD
Polydor, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collection – really well-done, and featuring on James Brown's bluesier material – including some nice organ work! Includes a number of unissued tracks, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownMotherlode – Unreleased Original Recordings (expanded version) ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
One of the greatest albums ever from James Brown – even if it wasn't issued during his classic run of funk records in the early 70s! Yet the material here is all from that time – recorded by Polydor when James and the JBs were completely kicking ass in the studio – turning out these monstrous longform funk jams that often gave up too much material to fit on all of his albums – which makes this package an overdue dip into the vaults to rescue some of those treasures! The package first saw the light of day in 1988 – at a time when the genius of James was being rediscovered by younger hip hoppers and DJs – and the set is a love letter to all that James had to offer that scene – with gems that include the lost soul classic "She's The One", a duet with Bobby Byrd called "Since You Been Gone", a live version of "There It Is", an untitled instrumental and another instrumental one called "Funk Bomb" – plus a huge long 9 minute version of the great "People Get Up & Drive Your Funky Soul" from Slaughter's Big Ripoff, and the cuts "Say It Loud & Live", and "Baby Here I Come". Plus, this expanded version also features a 7 minute version of "I Got Ants In My Pants", the track "You've Changed", and a 12 minute alternate mix of "Bodyheat". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownMutha's Nature (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/LMLR (France), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A fantastic late 70s album from James Brown – maybe one of his last true classics of the decade! The vibe's shifted a bit since the Payback era, but the sound is still totally great – as James is working closely here with Charles Sherrell (aka Sweet Charles) – in a style that's slightly different than his work with Fred Wesley or Maceo, but no less funky overall! There's still loads of sharp angles and gritty elements in the grooves – and titles include the tasty cut "If You Don't Give a Doggone About It", done with the JBs, one that has a nice choppy "Doin It To Death" sort of groove – plus "People Who Criticize", "Give Me Some Skin", "Have A Happy Day", "Bessie", "Summertime", "People Wake Up & Live", and "Take Me Higher & Groove Me". CD
(Limited edition HD remaster – in a nice little LP replica sleeve.)

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James Brown, The JBs, Lyn Collins, & Bobby ByrdJames Brown Revue – Live At The Apollo Vol 4 1972 ... LP
Polydor/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 30.98
A never-issued James Brown album from 1972 – a killer live performance from The Apollo Theater – and one that features a fair bit of help from other members of his People Records crew! James performs a bit on the record – but the set also features some great instrumental sides from the JBs, who get almost half the set – plus a few songs each by Bobby Byrd and Lyn Collins – two of the greatest singers to ever work with The Godfather! There's also some great introductions by Danny Day – in that usual hip style we love from James' concert recordings – and titles include "Wine Spot", "From The Back Side", "Hot Pants Road", "Honky Tonk", "Pass The Peas", and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs – plus "I Know You Got Soul", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", and "Keep On Doin What You're Doin" by Bobby Byrd; and "Do Your Thing", "Think", and "I'll Take You There" by Lyn Collins. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marion BrownPorto Novo (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Genius early work from reedman Marion Brown – an album that was originally only issued overseas, where it was recorded – as part of that legacy that's always had Brown getting a lot more attention in Europe than back at home! Yet the record's a monster that stands equally with Marion's seminal sides for Impulse and ESP – and is maybe even bolder than both of them, as Brown blows alto in a loose trio – with Maarten Van Altena on bass and Han Bennink on drums – in a mode that definitely puts the "free" in free jazz – recorded before the start of both FMP and BYG! Yet there's also that sensitive, soulful quality that makes Brown so great – that element in the music that's always had recordings like these as key pointers forwards to the loft jazz years on the NYC scene – a brilliant blend of freedom and inner spirit – on titles that include "Sound Structure", "QBIC", "Porto Novo", and "Similar Limits". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill BrufordFeels Good To Me ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Roy BuchananIn The Beginning ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Not the first album from Roy Buchanan, despite the title – but a set that helped firmly cement his strong 70s legacy – thanks to plenty of the almost-effortless guitar craft that made Roy one of the key forces to carry blues inspiration towards a more rock-oriented world at the time! Despite his face on the cover, Roy doesn't even sing at all – he leaves that to vocalist Bill Sheffield, who's got a soulful style that really matches the grooves – which leaves Buchanan to spin out all these long, well-crafted guitar lines that are more important to the record than the lyrics. Titles include "I'm A Ram", "In The Beginning", "You're Killing My Love", "Wayfaring Pilgrim", and a nice take on the Cannonball Adderley/Joe Zawinul tune "Country Preacher". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Roy BuchananLive Stock ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The young Roy Buchanan live – working here in front of a New York crowd who are clearly in love with his talents! Roy only sings a bit – Billy Price handles most of the vocals – but he lets his guitar sing out loud and clear, with solos that dominate most of the tracks right after they get started – followed by some mighty nice work on organ and keyboards from Malcolm Lukens too. Titles include "I'm Evil", "I'm A Ram", "Can I Change My Mind", "Hot Cha", "Further On Up The Road", and "Roy's Bluz". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Roy BuchannanThat's What I Am Here For ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Eric Clapton461 Ocean Boulevard (DTS 5.1 surround pressing) ... CD
Polydor/DTS, 1975. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(This a specially encoded DTS 5.1 surround mix and you will need a compatible CD or DVD player–will not work on standard CD players. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eric ClaptonAt His Best ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the standard cover, with light aging.)

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Eric ClaptonCrossroads (4CD box set) ... CD
Polydor/Chronicles, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print and in an oversized, LP sized box. Lid has one split corner but is otherwise in nice shape.)

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Eric ClaptonTimepieces Vol II – Live In The Seventies ... CD
Polydor, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick CoreaMad Hatter ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his contemporaries! The album's got a bit of a high concept feel – as strings and larger arrangements sometimes slide into the mix – and all compositions, arrangements, and production were handled by Chick. And just when things seem as if they might get a bit too arty, tunes slide back into a more straightforward jazzy mode – keeping some of the best Corea elements in place over the course of the record. Other players include Herbie Hancock, John Thomas, Harvey Mason, and Joe Farrell – and Gayle Moran sings a bit on the record. Titles include "Dear Alice", "The Woods", "Rhapsody", "The Mad Hatter", "Falling Alice", and "Humpty Dumpty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chick CoreaSecret Agent ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet little set from Chick Corea – one that's got a bit of a Return To Forever vibe at times, but maybe taken down into tighter territory overall – which makes for pure jazz funk greatness throughout! Some tunes have a nice sense of groove – the choppy fusion of RTF, but more focused, and providing a great bump at the bottom for Chick to solo over the top – on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and piano – with help from Joe Farrell on a variety of reeds, Bunny Brunel on bass, and Airto on percussion! There's a small bit of vocals on the set, but Chick's keys are the main star – and titles include "Slinky", "Drifting", "Glebe St Blues", "Fickle Funk", "Bagatelle 4", and "Hot News Blues". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the "Forever Chick Corea" collection!)

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Chick Corea & Herbie HancockEvening With Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Sublime duets between Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock – both 70s masters of the keyboard, but working here in an acoustic setting that's a great reminder of the talents both musicians had at the start! The tracks are very long, and balance structure with a lot of improvised intensity – often at a level that recalls some of the longform acoustic trio work that Herbie recorded for the Japanese market in the 70s, mixed with some of the sharper edges that Corea brought to his avant styles from the decade before! The presentation is wonderful – a very ear-opening record for fans of both artists – and titles include "Homecoming", "Bouquet", "The Hook", "Ostinato", "La Fiesta", and "Maiden Voyage". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the "Forever Chick Corea" collection!)

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Deep PurpleHouse Of Blue Light ... LP
Polydor, 1987. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mercury. Cover has light wear at the opening.)

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Derek & The DominosLayla & Other Assorted Love Songs ... CD
Polydor, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD

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Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll 1969 ... CD
Polydor/Greyscale (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Julie's come a long way from her years with Brian Auger here – stepping out in a freer sound that marks the shift in the British scene from beat group grooving to jazz-rock jamming. The session features a host of likely suspects – including Keith Tippett, Elton Dean, Brian Godding, Nick Evans, and Chris Spedding – and Julie's vocal style is finely tuned to match the craft of the players on the set. She's a lot more open-ended in her singing, with less of the R&B inspired approaches of the late 60s, and more of the expansive vocalizations that were showing up in the work of other European vocalists of the 70s. Titles include "Leaving It All Behind", "Break-Out", "A New Awakening", "Walk Down", and "I Nearly Forgot – But I Went Back". CD

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DuffyRockferry ... CD
Polydor (UK), 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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801 (Phil Manzanera/Brian Eno)801 Live ... CD
Polydor/EG, 1976. Used ... $9.99
A brilliant post-Roxy Music project – odd rhythms from Phil Manzanera, Fender Rhodes from Francis Monkman, and some great electronics, tapes, and vocals from Brian Eno! Includes versions of "Third Uncle", "Miss Shapiro", "Baby's On Fire", and "Sombre Reptiles". CD

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandEbe Aka Lulu Onye ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, bent corners, and clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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FarmyardBack To Fronting ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
The second and final album from New Zealand's Farmyard – a record that continues some of the jazzy spirit of their debut, but which also goes into territory that's a bit more rough and raw too! It's almost as if the group were getting their wind a bit more – and finding a way to make a statement that was bolder than before, but still had a quality to set them apart from the rest – plenty of flute and tenor from Andrew Stevens, but mixed with more electric guitar and bass – on a set of tunes that have hard rock appeal, but also plenty of sharp proggy changes! Titles include "Me The Dog Ma & Dear Ol Dad", "All In Your Mind", "Looking For A Place", "Feeling Pretty Good", "Fantasia/New Road", and "Too Much Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Fat BoysCrushin' ... LP
Polydor, 1987. Sealed ... $16.99
With "Crushin", "Rock Ruling", "Making Noise", "Protect Yourself/My Nuts", "Boys Will Be Boys", "Falling In Love", "Wipeout", "Between The Sheets", "Hell, No!" and "Fat Boys Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with some light seepage and some peeling on the hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Fatback BandDisco Crazy/The Joint (You And Me) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1976. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Robert FrippLeague Of Gentlemen ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Frippertronic frenzy – with some amazing guitar lines, mixed with organ, bass, and drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Gloria GaynorLove Tracks ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
THE lasting classic from Gloria Gaynor – the record that contains her tremendous hit "I Will Survive", and a great batch of disco grooves overall! The album's got a simple, honest sort of approach, despite its release in an era of overblown dancefloor sets – and arranger Freddie Perren does a great job of balancing all the elements here – hitting strong on the rhythms, but mixing in bits of strings from Gene Page and others – all in a sound that's round, warm, and surprisingly soulful, despite the big crossover fame of the hit on the record. In addition to a nice long take of "I Will Survive", other tracks include "Anybody Wanna Party?", "Please, Be There", "I Said Yes", and "You Can Exit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzHighlights ... CD
Verve/Polydor (France), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Features Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, Oscar Peterson, Bob Brookmeyer, John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, JJ Johnson, Eddy Loiuss, Michel Legrand, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Godley & CremeBody Of Work 1978 to 1988 (L/Freeze Frame/Ismism/Birds Of Prey/History Mix Part 1/Goodbye Blue Sky – plus bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Caroline/Polydor (Italy), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $39.99 44.99
A huge run of music from the duo of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – working here in their post-10cc years, at a time when they were becoming even greater geniuses in the studio! The music begins with all the wit and wizardry of the music from their early famous group – then moves off into an incredible array of unusual, offbeat, and aurally-compelling modes – really able to completely enchant the ears, but also served up a catchy tune at all the right places! The box set features detailed notes from both Godley and Creme – taking you through a musical journey that includes the albums L, Freeze Frame, Ismism, Birds Of Prey, History Mix Part 1, and Goodbye Blue Sky – plus lots of bonus tracks too! CD

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James HornerCocoon ... LP
Polydor, 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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IbisIbis (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Ibis are one of those Italian groups from the 70s with a sound so strong, they make you forget that you don't even know the words to their lyrics – as the focus on all the other elements in the record is so great! These guys are maybe a bit more reined in than some of their longform prog contemporaries, but not by much – and they use their more compact space to provide some focus to tunes with guitar lines so heavy, and hooks so powerful, it might take you a minute to realize they're singing in Italian – especially when you start enjoying the production on the vocals. Titles include "Narratio", "Premessa", "Dedicated To Janis Joplin", "Strada", and "Ritrovarci Qui". CD features the bonus track "Noi". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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IbisSun Supreme ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Ibis soar to the sun on this mighty set of prog from the Italian scene of the 70s – a record that's filled with long-spun organ lines, very dynamic drumming, and a sense of song structure that does a great job of mixing higher concepts with some key catchier moments! The group aren't on the cover, which might indicate the understated way they put the whole thing together – still fierce enough when they want, but always very concerned with the overall group sound as it comes together from its separate elements. Titles include the long "Divinity" and "Divine Mountain/Journey Of Life" suites – each in multiple parts! CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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JamAbsolute Beginners EP ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1981. Very Good- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has ring and edge wear and small seam splits.)

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JamGift ... CD
Polydor, 1982. Used ... $1.99
The final proper album by The Jam! The Gift is a far more diversely soul-steeped set of tunes than anything they'd done up to this point – and in hindsight, it feels more like a starting point for Paul Weller's career to come than a final album for The Jam! While they're working more soul influences into the formula, there's still a devotion to insistently catchy hooks that they'd sported since the beginning. A classic that really deserves a lot more respect than it gets in some circles! Includes "Happy Together", "Ghosts", the nice "Psychedelic Shack"-styled "Precious", "Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero", "Running On The Spot", "Circus", "The Planner's Dream Gone Wrong", "Carnation", the great Motown-homage and superhit "Town Called Malice" and "The Gift". CD
(Cutout notch through case and artwork.)

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JamGreatest Hits ... CD
Polydor, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Jean Michel JarreEquinoxe ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and synthesizers used on the album create a rich tapestry of sound that almost has a soundtrack-y feel at the best moments. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Jean-Michel JarreMusik Aus Zeit Und Raum ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Polydor pressing with black center.)

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✨✧ JBsFood For Thought ... CD
People/Polydor/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! CD
(Out of print and includes obi. Booklet has a few age spots.)

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JBsFunky Good Time – The Anthology ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 29.98
A killer 2CD set of funky grooves by one of the best backing bands ever! The JBs were James Brown's legendary combo during his monster funk years of the early 70s – and this well-selected compilation brings together 30 rare tracks from their best years! The set's got a great set of notes – and it stretches beyond work by the JBs alone to include cuts from other groupings of the band, like Maceo & The Macks, The Last Word, The First Family, and The New JBs. Titles include "Rockin Funky Watergate", "Keep On Bumpin Before You Give Out Of Gas", "Soul Power 74", "My Brother (parts 1 & 2)", "The Grunt (parts 1 & 2)", "Dirty Harri", "More Peas", "Watermelon Man", "Givin Up Food For Funk (parts 1 & 2)", "JB Shout", "Blessed Blackness", "Same Beat (parts 1, 2, & 3)", and "Gimme Some More (Very Live)". Nice nice nice – and with a fair number of non-LP tracks! CD

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JBsHustle With Speed ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's the JBs Monourail", an answer to BT Express' theme song, and a fantastic cut that's held up through so many years and so many scenes! Another great jammer is the group's version of "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", which runs for nearly 10 minutes – plus spacey funk tracks "Transmogrification" and "Taurus, Aires, & Leo", and the tighter jammer "Soul Funky Train", which returns to the group's funky 45 mode. Fantastic all around – and the kind of record you'll be playing for your grandkids! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road ... CD
Polydor, 1973. Used ... $3.99
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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James LastWell Kept Secret ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the coolest records ever from James Last – a mid 70s American session, done with styles that are a fair bit different than his other work! Unlike the brassy, bouncing styles of Last's previous records, this one's nicely funky, soulful, and almost a bit laidback at times – filled with great keyboard lines from Larry Muhoberac, who also helped arranged the album with Last and Wes Farrell. The sound is great all the way through – sounding much more like a Kudu/CTI sort of session than Last's European dates on Polydor – and there's a nice jazz component to the music too, thanks to contributions from Ernie Watts on sax, Tom Scott on flute, and Bobby Bryant on trumpet. Titles include the great mellow groover "I Can't Move No Mountains", plus "Love For Sale", "Question", "Theme From Prisoner Of Second Avenue", "Jubilation", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". CD
Also available Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 50.99
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida ... CD 13.99

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John LennonEvery Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him/It's Alright ... 7-inch
Polydor (UK), 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Level 42Lessons In Love (12" remix, 7" version, dub mix)/Freedom Someday ... LP
Polydor, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lill LindforsDa Ar Den Ende ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1967. Used ... $14.99
A very groovy album of 60s pop – and from Sweden, no less! Lill Lindfors has a dreamy breathy style that reminds us a lot of Astrud Gilberto – mixed a bit with hip Scandinavian singers, like Karin Krog or Monica Zetterlund – and she's working here in a great blend of bossa nova, 60s pop, and some jazzier touches – all in a style that's as groovy as anything Europe had to offer at the end of the 60s! There's a nicely vamping style to most of the orchestrations – never too pop, but with a good sense of focus and swing – and Lill's echoey vocals drift nicely over versions of "Mas Que Nada" and "Canto De Osshana", both done in Swedish – plus more Swedish takes on tunes that include "Concrete & Clay", "Don't Think Twice", "Girl Don't Come", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising ForceMarching Out ... LP
Polydor, 1985. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bumped corner.)

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Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising ForceRising Force ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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MandrillMandrill ... CD
Polydor/Anagram, 1970. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A masterpiece of freeform funk from Mandrill – New York group at the start of the 70s, but one who work here with the best longform jamming styles of the Bay Area scene! The combo draw equal influence from jazz, funk, soul, and Latin – using all elements in a unique hybrid that's all their own – and which really favors instrumental passages more than vocal moments on this debut album – with searing lead guitar from Omar Mesa, next to plenty of organ lines, flute, trumpet, and tenor – all carried with heavy bass and percussion, and peppered with lots of surprises along the way! The whole thing's tremendous – a massively funky first statement from the group – with cuts that include the extended suite "Peace & Love", plus other funky goodies like "Symphonic Revolution", "Rollin' On", "Warning Blues", and "Mandrill". CD

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✨✧ MandrillMandrill Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
A fantastic bit of hard jamming funk from Mandrill – rougher than later work, with a mix of soul, jazz, and Latin influences, all coming together in a mode that reminds us of early 70s LA groups like War or El Chicano. The best element of the album's the mix of keyboards, bass-driven rhythms, and flute – which cuts across the top of the heavy jams in a light way that really spices things up! Tracks include "Cohelo", "Ape is High", "Universal Rhythms", "Central Park", and "Git It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has initials in pen and a small piece of clear tape on the back.)

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✨✧ John MayallMoving On ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on flute and soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and even the great Fred Jackson on baritone! Keef Hartley adds in some mighty heavy drums, but the group's further expanded by even more American players too – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddie Robinson on guitar – both players who definitely leave their mark on the set. There's some great electric piano too – and titles include the classic "Keep Our Country Green" – plus "Christmas 71", "Things Go Wrong", "Do It", "Moving On", "Red Sky", "Reasons", "High Pressure Living", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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John MayallTurning Point ... CD
Polydor/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as the set is definitely a turning point in the career of John Mayall, and the debut of brand new lineup that helped move his music past a the straighter sound of American blues! There's still plenty of blues at the core – and great vocals and harmonica from the leader – but the lineup also features no drums at all, which gives very open space to freeplay between the acoustic guitar of Jon Mark, the bass of Steve Thompson, and the wicked work of Johnny Almond on tenor, alto, and flute! The jazzy elements that Almond brings to the music are wonderful – and really open up the sound, and showcase a whole new side of Mayall's talents too – as the group here play live at the Fillmore East, on titles that include "The Laws Must Change", "California", "I'm Gonna Fight For You JB", "Room To Move", and "Saw Mill Gulch Road". CD
Also available Turning Point ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ John MayallTurning Point ... LP
Polydor, 1969. Very Good ... $8.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as the set is definitely a turning point in the career of John Mayall, and the debut of brand new lineup that helped move his music past a the straighter sound of American blues! There's still plenty of blues at the core – and great vocals and harmonica from the leader – but the lineup also features no drums at all, which gives very open space to freeplay between the acoustic guitar of Jon Mark, the bass of Steve Thompson, and the wicked work of Johnny Almond on tenor, alto, and flute! The jazzy elements that Almond brings to the music are wonderful – and really open up the sound, and showcase a whole new side of Mayall's talents too – as the group here play live at the Fillmore East, on titles that include "The Laws Must Change", "California", "I'm Gonna Fight For You JB", "Room To Move", and "Saw Mill Gulch Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Also available Turning Point ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Alton McClain & DestinyAlton McClain & Destiny ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Nice album of modern soul that was sort of lost at the time it came out, but which has been rediscovered by rare groovers over the past 10 years. The tracks have a bit of a jazzy vibe, and sound similar to some of the Creative Source tracks from around the same period. Titles include "It Must Be Love", "Power Of Love", "Crazy Love", and "Taking My Love For Granted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Sergio MendesMi Historia ... CD
Polydor, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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O BandoO Bando ... CD
Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ... $4.99
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the time – although there's certainly a trippier side to the record as well, thanks to arrangements from Rogerio Duprat, Damiano Cozzela, and Julio Medagalia. There's a fair bit of groovers on the record – although in a somewhat offbeat mode – nestled nicely next to a few headier tunes that help balance out the whole set wonderfully. Titles include "Alegria Alegria", "Quem Sabe", "Que Maravilha", "Fossa Boboca", "Longe Do Tempo", "Pela Rua Da Praia", and "Vou Buscar Voce". CD

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Evi Edna OgholiNo Place Like Home ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1989. Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise and crackles, nothing too bad. Cover has brown packing tape holding the seam, a stain with some flaking at the bottom right, heavy surface wear on back, and bent corners.)

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Evi Edna OgholiStep By Step ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers InternationalOsadebe 94 – Udora Ka Ama (Peace Is The Best) ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1993. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear and aging, with large letters in red marker on front, and some writing in pen on front and back. Labels have some red marker.)

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✨✧ Vangelis PapathanassiouOpera Sauvage ... LP
Polydor (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing in a barcode cover.)

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Astor PiazzollaCollaboraciones 1975 to 1985 ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Some really fantastic collaborations from the legendary Astor Piazzolla – done at a time when the Argentine musician was being seen as way more than just a bandoneon player – and instead the fully creative genius whose experiments really helped shape the music of the 70 at a global scale! That's definitely the case here, as the set brings together creations of Piazzolla that involve singers from a number of different global scenes – each with a different style, to which the music adapts wonderfully! The set leads off with a single that Piazzolla recorded with Brazilian singer Ney Matogrosso in 1975 – the fantastic tunes "As Ilhas" and "1964", which might be some of the most compelling work that Ney cut at the time. Next are five great tracks with French singer Georges Moustaki – including "On L'Appelle Folie", "La Memoire", and "Faire Cette Chanson". Marie Paul Belle follows with the wonderful "Je Vis Ma Mort A Chaque Instant" – followed by two tracks with German singer Narrenlider, "Maria Magdalena" and "Der Alte Pierre". CD
(HQCD pressing!)

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Astor PiazzollaLa Historia Del Tango 2 – Epoca Romantica Y Epoca Moderna 1967 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $24.99
Astor Piazzolla takes on tango themes from the romantic era – but he explodes the music in the process, and fills it in with all these weird and wonderful modern elements that you never would have heard on the original Argentine singles! Piazzolla's own bandoneon is fantastic – a generator of sounds that few others could produce on the instrument – mixed with new arrangements that provide all sorts of dynamic, dramatic energy to the tunes – which really takes them wonderfully far from their roots, and puts them firmly in the territory of what you'd expect from an Astor Piazzolla album. Titles include "Griseta", "Pampero", "La Revancha", "Noche De Amor", "Recuerdo", "Los Mareados", and "En La Sombra". CD adds in seven more bonus tracks – including a few recorded with vocals from Egle Martin! CD
(HQCD pressing!)

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Astor PiazzollaOlympia 77 ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
A live set from Argentine musical legend Astor Piazzolla – recorded in Paris, and with a vibe that really makes the music even more striking than some of his other fantastic records from the 70s! The group's a bit different – in that it's got a drummer, who brings an even bolder sense to the music than some of Piazzolla's drumless combos – and the tracks are nice and long, too, which also seems to inspire the guitar to take off on some freer flights too – almost as if the whole group is hitting a bit of jazz – or if not jazz, the kind of longform instrumental expressions that were bubbling up in Brazil in the generation of Hermeto Pascoal and Airto. There's also a bit of organ in the mix – and titles include "Zita", "Violentango", "Meditango", "Libertango", and "Adios Nonino". CD
(HQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Pink FairiesNever Never Land (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The fantastic debut of the Pink Fairies – easily one of the shaggiest, headiest bands on the UK scene at the start of the 70s – and a group who rose from the ashes of the equally important Deviants! The record's an unusual mishmash of modes – a set that confidently swaggers between psych, hard rock, and maybe even a bit of proto-punk – very confident in its approach, and coolly compressed in the production, but never in the slick style that would dominate British rock more strongly in the mid 70s. The Fairies aren't afraid to let their freak flag fly, but they're also clearly moving past hippiedom too – on titles that include "War Girl", "Do It", "Say You Love Me", "Tack One Side Two", "Thor", "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout", and "The Dream Is Just Beginning". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing!)

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RainbowBest Of Rainbow – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has light age spots)

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RainbowRainbow Rising ... CD
Thames/Polydor, 1976. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rare BirdEpic Forest ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Really groovy early 70s rock from the British scene – the rare '72 effort from Rare Bird – which balances the harmonies and soaring melodic sensibilities of the late 60s with some searing guitars and an occasional roar that's a precursor to the harder hitting later 70s! Rare Bird does a great job melding sophistication and unfussy hookiness – somehow mixing the bluesier rock elements of the Spencer Davis Group, with the emotional choruses of Love with some walloping duel guitar lines, keys and drums. Tracks include "Baby Listen", "Hey Man", "House In The City", "Epic Forest", "Turning The Lights Out, "Her Darkest Hour", "Fears In The Night", "Fears Of The Night", "Turn It All Around", "Roadside Welcome", "Four Grey Walls", "You're Lost" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Ray Goodman & BrownRay, Goodman, & Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sweet silky harmony soul from the trio of Harry Ray, Billy Brown, and Al Goodman – the group's first album under a new name – after some previous indie work as The Moments! The album's got the group really stepping up with a rich new sound – drawing on all the best elements of their New Jersey roots, but hitting harmonies that are even more sublime – and put together perfectly by Lou Toby's arrangements. This debut from the trio's a real classic – proof that the indie group soul sound can make it to the big time – and although the lyrics are a bit off-beat, but that's always part of the charm of the group. Titles include "The Way It Should Be", "Inside Of You", "Treat Her Right", "Deja Vu", "Another Day", and "Special Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Return To ForeverNo Mystery ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the hardest hitting cosmic fusion that the group ever cut! Titles include "Dayride", "Jungle Waterfall", "Flight Of The Newborn", "Sofistifunk" and "Excerpt From The First Movement Of Heavy Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, with poly liner attached with tape.)

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Return To ForeverWhere Have I Known You Before ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Sealed ... $19.99
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitars. The title may lead you to believe the set is a mellow onecentered on themes of introspection given some of the song titles, but it's actually a fairly walloping set of spacey jazz rock – with heavy drums, funky bass & synths. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "Where Have I Loved You Before", "The Shadow Of The Lo", "Where Have I Danced With You Before", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice" and "Song To The Pharoah Kings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Shrinkwrap is slightly open in a few small spots.)

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Tito RodriguezCharanga Pachanga ... CD
Polydor, 1961. Used ... $13.99
Tito gets in on the Charanga craze of the early 60s – and like everything he does, the album's handled strongly, although perhaps not at the top level of its field. Back cover has dance steps illustrated – and tracks include "El Panuelo", "El Latigo", "Oiganlo", "Que Cocine Caridad", and "La Comparsa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezReturns To The Palladium – Live! ... CD
West Side Latino/Polydor, 1961. Used ... $11.99
Tito Rodriguez returns to the Palladium – in a smoking set that's got all the great jazzy touches of his first volume at the famous club, but a bit more of a charanga groove overall! The core combo elements that make Tito great are firmly in place – that strong sense of rhythm and great ear for jazzy inflections on the horns – especially saxophone. But added to this are some charanga elements on piano and in the rhythms – supported by the vocals on the cuts as well. Tracks include the originals "Ritmo Charanga", "El Que Se Fue", "Baila La Charanga", "El Oso Y La Osa", "Bartolo Saco La Flauta", and "Que Lo Gocen Todos" – plus "Oyeme Antonia", "Si Te Contara", and "Yambu". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rolling StonesBrown Sugar/Bitch/Let It Rock ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1971. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
The Stones classic "Brown Sugar" – backed by fellow Sticky Fingers classic "Bitch" and the Chuck Berry cover "Let It Rock". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited numbered edition from 2011 – #2670.)

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✨✧ SmokieBoulevard Of Broken Dreams ... LP
Polydor, 1989. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, unglued seams, a large stain at the bottom right corner, and some stains and smudges on back.)

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Style CouncilCafe Bleu ... CD
Polydor (Germany), 1984. Used ... $4.99
Say what you want, we love this album! When it came out, we were such big Jam fans that we could never forgive Paul Weller – but now, nearly 20 years later, we're stunned at how great some of the soul songs on the album are. Sure, you've got to throw away about half the tracks – because they're silly early 80s bad funk numbers – but the remaining half is way more soulful than you'd remember, with a sweet, sincere, compressed sound that's made all the better by jazzy touches from Mick Talbot and Steve White. Includes the classics "My Ever Changing Moods", "You're The Best Thing", "Blue Cafe", "Paris Match", and "Dropping Bombs On The White House". CD
(Out of print.)

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10 CCBloody Tourists ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Sir Victor UwaifoNo Palava – Delicate Lover ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1984. Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners, with some wear, stains, and a bit of pen on back. Labels have a small name in pen.)

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WhoWho Sell Out (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Geffen, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
An incredible album – and one of the most revolutionary rock albums of the late 60s! The Who recorded this one as a tribute to mainstream radio at the time – linking together some solid stand alone tunes with shorter, wittier tracks that were recorded as commercials for products that included baked beans, acne cream, and deodorant – as well as cool announcer bits too! The end result is one of the most sonically complex records issued by a mainstream rock act of the time – sort of like The Who said "yeah, everyone's trying to copy Sgt Peppers with big arrangements, but we'll take this concept album thing in a whole new direction!" Brilliant all the way through, and with tracks that include "Armenia City In The Sky", "Heinz Baked Beans", "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand", "I Can See For Miles", "I Can't Reach You", "Rale", "Sunrise", and "Silas Stingy". This fantastic new package features the whole album in stereo and mono – plus 26 more bonus tracks, and a 16 page booklet of new notes and photos! CD

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Who/VariousTommy – The Movie – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Features performances by The Who, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Tina Turner. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. NOTE – Cover has heavy wear and aging, with unglued/torn seams.)

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Link WrayLink Wray (red, orange & green split vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Future Days, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
A weird and wild little record – and one that came as quite a surprise to folks who'd previously known Link Wray as the king of the raunchy guitar instrumental in the 60s! Here, Link sings as well as plays – working in his legendary Three Track Shack, which was located in Maryland, but has a vibe that feels like it came right out of the Louisiana swamps! The style of the music follows suit – almost as if Link saw folks like Tony Joe White, Bobby Charles, and some of their contemporaries – and tried to find his unique take on the raunchy blend of roots rock, country, and maybe some occasional funky currents. Polydor cleaned the album up a bit for release – but no too much – and titles include "Juke Box Mama", "Rise & Fall Of Jimmy Stokes", "La De Da", "Black River Swamp", "Tail Dragger", "Ice People", and "Fire & Brimstone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Split tri-colored vinyl pressing!)

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Alex ZittoWalakolombo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides, with moderate wear and staining on the back.)
 
 
 



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