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Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind (Polydor) ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Isaac HayesBest Of The Polydor Years ... CD
Polydor, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Great later work by Isaac Hayes – working here in a post-Stax, post-ABC mode that has him forging a smooth soul sound that's really great! The Polydor years saw Ike extending the baroque style that he started on earlier work – taking it into a modern soul vein with strings, keyboards, and smooth production that had a lot of Philly soul touches. This 12 track set features some of Ike's best from the years – including winners like "Moonlight Lovin/Menage A Trois", "Out Of The Ghetto", "Lifetime Thing", "It's Heaven To Me", "Zeke The Freak", "Wherever You Are", "You Can't Hold Your Woman", "A Few More Kisses To Go", and "What Does It Take". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $18.99
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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Act One (Act 1)Friends or Lovers/I Never Had A Love Like Yours ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Unlike Tom the Peeper, the other single of theirs we've had, "Friends or Lovers" is a beautiful sweet soul ballad, and one of the classics of the east coast group sound of the early 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD
Polydor, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece/Polydor, 1982. Used ... $11.99
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing groovers with sweet mellow steppers – the kind of cool, compressed, jazzy numbers that we love so much! Ayers heads for the clubs one minute, the bedroom the next – and draws us in beautifully whichever direction he takes – thanks to some sublime vibes and electric piano – and great lead vocals from Roy, and other singers who include Terri Wells, Vivian Prince, John King, and Ricky Williams. Titles include "Ooh", "Let's Stay Together", "Feeling Good""Knock Knock", "Turn Me Loose", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Our Time Is Coming". CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed innner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersMystic Voyage ... CD
Polydor, 1975. Used ... $7.99
An archetypal album by Roy – and one that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor with one of his first uptempo funk numbers "Brother Green", a catchy groover with lots of clavinet, and the massive "Life Is Just A Moment", a storming 2-part number that rolls along with a pounding almost house-like groove. "Mystic Voyage" shows the sweet jazzy side of Roy – as it's a vibes-heavy instrumental with a light stepping groove, perfect for the mellow direction he'd take on other records. The album also features some great off-beat funk numbers that recall earlier albums – including the break-heavy "Spirit Of Doo Doo", plus "Funky Motion" and "The Black Five". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bee GeesMassachusetts (The Lights Went Out In)/Barker Of The UFO ... 7-inch
Polydor (UK), 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Solid center pressing.)

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BellsFly Little White Dove Fly ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Sealed ... $3.99
Titles include "Moody Manitoba Morning", "I Can Make It With You", "Yesterday Will Never Come", "Proud Mary", "Stay Awhile", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Rain", and "Sing A Song Of Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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BellsLove Luck & Lollipops ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brook BentonI Cried For You (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1977. Used ... $5.99
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy undercurrent that really keeps things interesting – far more so than most other mainstream disco sets of the time! Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company – handled the arrangements – and the grooves spin out nicely from Diamond's keyboards, and a tight mix of strings and jazzy horns. Vocals are from the soulful trio of Gwen Guthrie, Ullanda McCullough, and Zachary Sanders – and titles include "Dance Little Dreamer", "Risky Changes", "Boogie Boo", "We Must Believe In Music", "Feel Like Dancing", and "Don't Lose The Number". CD features 2 bonus tracks – 12" extended mixes of "Dance Little Dreamer" and "Risky Changes". CD

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Bionic BoogieHot Butterfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1978. Used ... $4.99
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record so great – and works here with key contributions from a young Luther Vandross, who gives the album some of the same strong vocal arrangements he brought to his own first two albums on Atlantic! Luther sings lead on the album's legendary track "Hot Butterfly", and works in a group with Cissy Houston on other tracks – sweetly soaring with vocals that go far beyond most disco efforts of the time. Simply sublime, and with classics that include "Hot Butterfly", "Paradise", "Cream (Always Rises To The Top)", "Chains", and "When The Sh*t Hits The Fan (Rocket Pocket)". Includes 4 bonus cuts too – "Hot Butterfly (Jim Burgess disco rmx)", "Chains (Gregg Diamond spectacular rmx)", "Fess Up To The Boogie (Gregg Diamond disco rmx)", and "Chains (Jim Burgess disco rmx)". CD

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Ritchie Blackmore's RainbowRitchie Blackmore's Rainbow ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... CD
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an especially strong focus on the best soul and funk years of the legendary Godfather Of Soul! Titles include "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pants (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & 2)", "Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)", "Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", and more! CD

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✨✧ James BrownBodyheat ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $16.99
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A really great double-length set from James Brown – maybe slightly less iconic than some of his other classics from the early 70s, but a record that really shows the man stretching out and finding his groove! The whole thing is a great example of the new freedoms that Brown was experiencing away from King Records – and the approach not only recreates the mix of funk and soul that you'd find on Hell, but also echoes some of the People Records style to come too – in part because there's a few tracks that have the vibe of a funky 45, and also because James lets the newly-revived Hank Ballard com in and do a 5 minute recitation about how great James has been to his career. Titles include the long numbers "Funky Side Of Town" and "Please Please" – plus "Your Love Was Good For Me", "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I Got A Bag Of My Own", "Dirty Harri", "Recitation by Hank Ballard", "Ain't It A Groove", "I Know It's True", "Get On The Good Foot (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cold Sweat", in a new arrangement by Dave Matthews! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownGet On The Good Foot (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of James' best funky cuts from the early 70s – a monster hard-hitting track with all the intensity of the best JBs sides from the same time, and one that begins with James shouting the legendary lines "Que pasa people? Que pasa? Hit me!" The changes are excellent, and the cut's got a very nice breakdown! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of his best funky moments from the start of the 70s – with a track list that's overflowing with hard funk killers! A good number of the tracks here are two-parters – showing Brown and the group stretching out in the way that the JBs would take even further in years to come – working through "Make It Funky (parts 1 & 2)", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I'm A Greedy Man (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hey America (parts 1 & 2)". The set also features the socking classic "Soul Power" – plus "Let It Be Me", "I Cried", and a 1967 live Apollo version of "Kansas City" – plus takes on "Let It Be Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" that later had applause added on the Super Bad album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The title cut was a big single for James at the time, but it's presented here in its full 9 minute version – a monstrous jam that's equal to anything on the Payback record, or the JBs albums too – and the album also includes the long two-part take of "Escapism", and another funky gem – "Blues & Pants", which snaps along for a solid 9 minutes too! The album's filled with heavy funk, and the longer tracks allow for plenty of instrumental flourishes from Fred, Maceo, and the other JBs – and honestly, the record is more of a People Records session than a Polydor record from James. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)
Also available Hot Pants (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Polydor (Japan), 1966. Used ... $14.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownI'm A Greedy Man (part 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
Funky! This oft-overlooked funky number features James shouting "pick up on this" a few times at the beginning – no instrumentation, just shouted vocals, in a great way that's excellent for dropping into a mix! The groove is in that bouncy style he was using in the 75/76 years, kind of like a rubber band grooving again and again! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownIt's Too Funky In Here/Are We Really Dancing ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Uptempo funky James from the end of the 70s – aimed at the discos, but with that funky sound of earlier days still pretty much in place! In other words, there's plenty of funky instrumentation in the cuts – a bit faster than in earlier years, but still quite nice – plus occasional flourishes of strings, to give the cuts a bit more of a disco approach. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownMutha's Nature ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same sessions as the JBs album Damn Right I Am Somebody – Payback has the group backing James with amazing intensity, playing on and on for very long stretches, improvising jams that perfectly match the vocals, which are often as improvised as the music. The most famous example of this style at work is "The Payback", which begins with a simple head arrangement, then has James riffing off on politics and power, letting the band come in at just the right moment, dropping solos that are still some of the best ever recorded on a funk album. The rest of the album's equally great, and even though most tracks run close to 10 minutes, and the album's a 2LP set, most of the material stays fresher than any 3 minute funk record we've ever heard. Some tracks are separated by these cool voices that rise up as seques – and titles include "Stone To The Bone", "Mind Power", "Take Some Leave Some", and "Shoot Your Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a stuck gatefold.)

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Reality ... LP 11.99

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality ... LP 8.99

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James BrownSay It Live & Loud – Live In Dallas 1968 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
An amazing James Brown live set from the crucial year of 1968 – the show that marked the debut of "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" – a cut that would become an anthem for much of America in the years to come! The feel here is somewhat similar to Brown's famous Boston show of the same year – a mix of blistering uptempo funk tracks, played by the band at a clip that's even faster than their studio sides, mixed with a few more stripped-down, personal cuts that feature James getting a bit more intimate with the audience. The production quality of the set is wonderful – and it leaves in all the hip spoken bits between tracks, really preserving the liveness of the concert, and packaging the whole thing with some great notes and photos too! Titles include "I Guess I'll Have To Cry Cry Cry", "Say It Loud", "If I Ruled The World", "There Was A Time", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Got The Feeling", "Cold Sweat", "Please Please Please", "Tighten Up", "Licking Stick", and lots more! LP version features two unreleased bonus tracks – "That's Life" and "The Popcorn". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James Brown Soul TrainHonky Tonk (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
An old track – redone as a funky 70s killer from James Brown! The track starts out in a JBs party mode – with some dialogue before the band starts playing, then hitting a "Funky Good Time" groove. Over the top, you'll get some hard raw guitar soloing – very much in the classic mode from the Bill Doggett original – and the "part 2" features some great sax work, probably from Maceo! Originally issued only on single, before appearing on a greatest hits LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has initials in pen.)

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Jack BruceSongs For A Tailor ... CD
Universal/Polydor (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
A wild batch of jazz rock tunes – recorded by ex-Cream bassist Jack Bruce, along with a host of like-minded luminaries that include Chris Spedding, Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith, and John Hisemann. Unlike Bruce's first solo album – Things We Like – which was an all-jazz outing, this album features Bruce singing as well, and an overall approach that has more of a rock-based song structure – yet still many of the expansive styles embraced by the Brit jazz rock generation of the time. Titles include "Rope Ladder To The Moon", "Theme For An Imaginary Western", "Tickets To Water Falls", and "The Clearout". Plus, CD features 4 bonus tracks – "Ministry Of Bag (demo)", "Weird Of Hermiston (alt mix)", "The Clearout (alt mix)", and "Ministry of Bag (alt mix)". CD
Also available Songs For A Tailor ... LP 5.99

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Cat Mother & The All Night News BoysStreet Giveth & The Street Taketh Away ... LP
Polydor, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
A legendary batch of funky rock tracks – noteworthy not only for production by Jimi Hendrix, but also for the group's insanely great groove! There's a bluesy undercurrent here, but sharpened much more strongly for the funk generation – which takes Cat Mother way past contemporaries like Canned Heat or The Steve Miller Band – yet also still has the gritty power of both of those groups. Jimi's production is surprisingly great – fused tightly at times, in ways that almost preface some modes that bigger acts would take rootsy sounds in the 70s, but much more revolutionary here. The set's worth it alone for the trippy instrumental jam "Track In A", and other tracks include "Can You Dance To It", "Marie", "How I Spent My Summer", "Bramble Bush", "Boston Burglar", and "Favors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ChillyFor Your Love (German pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Tracks include "C'Mon Baby", "For Your Love", "Better Stop", "Love Love Love", and "Sensation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained on the bottom 3 inches and has a price in marker on the front.)

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Eric ClaptonClapton ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has an address sticker.)

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✨✧ Eric ClaptonCrossroads (4CD box set) ... CD
Polydor/Chronicles, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 4 CDs ... $15.99
... CD
(Longbox version.)

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✨✧ Eric ClaptonCrossroads 2 – Live In The Seventies (4CD box set) ... CD
Polydor/Chronicles, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick CoreaDelphi 1 – Solo Piano Improvisations ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Chick CoreaFriends ... CD
Polydor, 1978. Used ... $6.99
There's Smurfs on the cover of this one, but the album's no cartoony effort – and is instead one of the nicest Chick Corea albums of the 70s! The sound here is nicely restrained from some of Chick's more ambitious records – and is done in a way that almost recalls some of Bob James' best mellow moments on CTI – with Chick playing Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano in the lead, and working with a hip quartet that includes Joe Farrell on saxes and flute, Steve Gadd on percussion, and Eddie Gomez on bass! The round, warm tones of Gomez's bass give the album a wonderfully soulful feel – and Chick himself really response to the great company on the session, by hitting a sound that's arguably even hipper than some of his previous albums. Titles include "Waltse For Dave", "Samba Song", "Sicily", "Cappucino", "Children's Song #15", "The One Step", and "Friends". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick CoreaLeprechaun ... CD
Polydor/Verve, 1976. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Soft & Gentle", "Imp's Welcome", "Lenore", "Reverie", "Looking At The World", and "Nite Sprite". CD

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Chick CoreaMad Hatter ... CD
Verve/Polydor, 1978. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... CD
Polydor (Germany), 1976. Used ... $5.99
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 include "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". CD
Also available My Spanish Heart ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available My Spanish Heart ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Chick Corea & Herbie HancockEvening With Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock ... CD
Columbia/Polydor, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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CreamDisraeli Gears ... CD
Polydor, 1967. Used ... $4.99
The classic – with "Strange Brew", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Tales Of Brave Ulysses", and "Take It Back". CD
Also available Disraeli Gears ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ CreamHeavy Cream ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the envelope style cover.)

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CreamWheels Of Fire – Live At The Fillmore ... LP
Polydor, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl EU reissue on Vinyl Lovers.)

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Creative SourceConsider The Source ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Sublime jazzy soul from Creative Source – a group who managed to step way way past their early hits with a sound that's even more sophisticated on later albums! The groove is wonderfully produced by Brad Shapiro, who brings in just a bit of deeper soul to the proceedings, but also manages to work some real magic with the sweet harmonies of the group – in a way that just plain great! Includes the cuts "Singin Funky Music Turns Me On", "Under Your Spell", "There's No Substitute", "Troubled Lady", "Magic", and "I'd Find You Anywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an index sticker.)

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✨✧ Crystal ClearStay With Me/You're So Unclear (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul – a rare Polydor single from the start of the 80s – but one that we'd put next to some of our favorite mellow soul groovers from the decade before! "Stay With Me" has a vibe that's almost Roy Ayers – midtempo, and funky stepping – a nice edge in the groove, but not too much – with female vocals that cascade beautifully over the lyrics! "You're So Unclear" is even cooler – a slower number, but with a deeper groove – and both tracks have fantastic handling by arranger Morris Bailey! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Derek & The DominosLive At The Fillmore ... CD
Polydor, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $10.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing, includes large booklet and original slipcase.)

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Fairport ConventionFirst Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The brilliant first album from Fairport Convention – working here in a sound that's much less fully-formed than in later years, but in a really great way! So many things are different here – the guitars are maybe harder and more electric, the vocals of a young Ian Matthews (as Ian MacDonald) are really wonderful, and even female singer Judy Dyble brings a very different quality to the group than the later work of Sandy Denny! These guys are less straight folk here, and more open to a lot of new ideas – great ideas, and ones that really keep things creative and interesting – and maybe looking forward more musically, than the later (and important) backward look the group would take. Titles include a brilliant remake of Emmitt Rhodes' "Time Will Show The Wiser" – plus "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Chelsea Morning", "It's Alright Ma It's Only Witchcraft", "One Sure Thing", "M1 Breakdown", and "Jack O'Diamonds". CD features four bonus tracks – "Reno Nevada", "Morning Glory", "If I Had A Ribbon Bow", and "Suzanne". CD

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Fat MattressFat Mattress (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the better moments of the underground scene on Polydor at the end of the 60s – a pretty cool little group led by Noel Redding! There's a few slightly soulful moments on the set that make it nicely appealing to our ears – a bit hippy dippy to be sure, but with some nice drums, good production, and even some guest flute by the legendary Chris Wood. Jimi's shadow will always blot out the excellence of the other members of The Experience, and Fat Mattress is shows had more to offer than outside the harder edged realms of rock. Titles include "Mr Moonshine", "All Night Drinker", "Petrol Pump Assistant", "How Can I Live", "Everything's Blue", and "Bright New Way". This CD edition from Esoteric includes 8 bonus tracks, including rare singles and session tracks: "Naturally", "Iridescent Butterfly", "Magic Forecst", "Little Girl In White", "Eric The Red", "and more. CD

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FaustFaust ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1972. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Focus 3Focus 3 (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Holland), Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A classic Dutch jazz/rock outfit – with sweet guitars from Jan Akkerman, and a mix of funky flute and keyboards from Thijs Van Leer! LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert FrippExposure ... LP
EG/Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US EG pressing, with printed inner sleeve.)

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Robert FrippLeague Of Gentlemen ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Frippertronic frenzy – with some amazing guitar lines, mixed with organ, bass, and drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria GaynorLove Tracks ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
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
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz Plays ... CD
Verve/Polydor (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Pure genius from Stan Getz – a set that's got an understated brilliance from the cover and title right down to the music in the grooves – and maybe one of the best-ever pairings of the tenor of Getz with the guitar of Jimmy Raney! The pair work here in a hip combo with Duke Jordan on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Frank Isola on drums – on a mellow set of short standards that includes "Hymn Of The Orient", "Stella By Starlight", "Thanks For The Memory", "Tis Autumn", and "You Turned The Tables On Me" – all played with an impeccable sense of tone, space, and rhythm – apparent even here in Getz's younger years! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quartet At Montreux ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- ... $38.99
An excellent non-US album from Stan Getz – and a real rarity too! The group here is the same one that recorded the soaring Captain Marvel album – and features excellent keyboards from Chick Corea – really stretching out alongside some wailing solos from Stan! Really beautiful stuff – with long tracks that include "Times Lie", "Lush Life", "I Remember Clifford", and "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzSweet Rain ... CD
Verve/Polydor, 1967. Used ... $6.99
One of Stan Getz's greatest records – no fooling! This gem often gets overlooked because it was issued in the years between Stan's bossa recordings and his later pop experiments – but trust us, it's a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Getz again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums) – all of whom really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers, with a tone that's completely sublime. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever! CD
(First US pressing.)

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Mike Gibbs & Gary BurtonIn The Public Interest ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Gary Burton on vibes, The Brecker Brothers on horns, and Pat Rebillot on electric piano and organ. Titles include "To Lady Mac In Memory", "The Start Of Something Similar", "Dance Blue", "Four Or Less", and "Family Joy Oh Boy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max GregerChristmas Wonderland ... CD
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Christmas magic from German reedman Max Greger – served up in a richly sentimental mode that's just right for the Holiday – yet with a few groovy touches too! Most tracks have the sparkling polish you'd guess from Greger's image on the cover – rooted in jazz, but given lots of German easy instrumental touches – especially that smooth approach that was used heavily in the economic boom of the 70s – a nice way to serve up the sentiment without ever getting too cloying. Titles include "Silent Night", "Sleigh Ride", "Snowfall", "Winter Dancing", "Ave Marie", "O Tannebaum", "Jingle Bells", and a number of medly tracks too! CD

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Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind (GRP pressing) ... LP
Polydor/GRP, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
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.)

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Alex Harvey & His Soul BandShout ... LP
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The lost second album from the young Alex Harvey and his Soul Band – a group who really live up to their name, and really take off with even more frenzy than on their debut! There's maybe a stronger blues rock punch here – of the sort that Harvey would be known for by the end of the 60s – but the tunes are also short, and more soul-based overall – yet manage to have more than enough space for some fantastic freakouts on tenor and guitar! Harvey's already a hell of a singer at this point, and along with the amazing instrumentation of the group, even familiar numbers are really transformed. Titles include "Ten A Penny", "Canoe Song", "You Ain't No Good To Me", "Sticks & Stones", "Shout", "Long Long Gone", and "Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby" – plus a version of "Shakin All Over" that may well blow away The Who Live At Leeds! LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie HavensMixed Bag ... CD
Polydor, 1967. Used ... $4.99
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". CD
(Out of print.)

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HelloHello Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/7T's (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Hello have cleaned up their look a bit from previous records, but they're still hitting hard in that glam-inspired groove we love so much! Guitars are fuzzy, the vocals flanged-out too, and even though the rhythms are tight, there's a spooky sort of mid-70s pop vibe going on overall – an undercurrent of nastiness that hides beneath the group's power pop look and catchy tune hooks. Production is relatively simple too – somewhat smoother than before, but still with more than enough rough edges in the right parts. Titles include "99 Ways", "Back Seat Talking", "The Cat Is Wild", "You Shot Me Down", "Oh Caroline", "How To Survive The Night", "Walking Midnight", "Elenore", and "Hi Ho Silver Lining". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks that include "Good Old USA", "Too Much Hesitating", "Night Watcher", "One By One", and "You Got Class Babe". CD

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HyldonNa Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda (180 gram presssing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Fantastic work by this underdiscovered Brazilian talent! Hyldon was part of the 70s Brazilian soul and funk generation that included Tim Maia, Cassiano, and Toni Tornado – but he'd also absorbed a lot of the singer/songwriter influences of Caetano Veloso, who's laidback mid 70s style will come to mind on a number of these tracks! Hyldon's got a warmly intimate voice – set here in arrangements by Roberto Bertrami that have a bit of jazz and electric sparkle, kind of in a mellow soul mode that really works great for Hyldon's style. Titles include "Vida Engracada", "As Dores Do Mundo", "Sabadao E Domingo", "Meu Patua", "Balancao Do Violao", and "Na Sombra De Uma Arvore". LP, Vinyl record album

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LaToya JacksonMy Special Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Cherry Pop (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
Long before Janet Jackson hit the spotlight, sister LaToya was the leading female star of the Jackson family – really stepping out with a great sort of sound on an early record like this! LaToya works with warm production from Ollie Jackson – an early 80s groovemeister who was doing great things to help people push past the sound of disco from a few years before – including picking up a few beats from the streets, which he uses nicely here to help Jackson advance her sound! The music has some poppy currents at times – no surprise for any member of the family – but LaToya also slinks out with her own nicely soulful take on the lyrics, making the record one of the real standouts in her catalog. Titles include "Stay The Night", "Fill You Up", "Giving You Up", "Love Song", "Summertime With You", "Love Song", and "I Don't Want You To Go". CD features bonus tracks – "Stay The Night (special maxi version)", plus 7" versions of "If You Feel The Funk", "Are You Ready", "Stay The Night", "I Don't Want You To Go", and "Love song". CD

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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
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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!)
Also available Hustle With Speed (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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JBsHustle With Speed (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. Used ... $19.99
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 grand kids! CD adds 5 extra bonus cuts, all from hard-to-find People singles, and not on other LPs – including "J.B. Shout", their version of "Alone Again", "Sportin Life", "Dirty Harri", and the two part classic "Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time". Nice stuff, and a good reason to pay the extra price for the Japanese reissue! CD
(Out of print – and loaded with bonus tracks dropped from the 2014 pressing!)
Also available Hustle With Speed ... CD 13.99

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Tokiko KatoAi No Kurashi/Shiretokoryojo ... LP
Polydor (Japan), Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Cally KwongLiu Xia Pei Wo ... LP
Polydor (Hong Kong), 1987. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and insert. Cover has unglued seams.)

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Pete Lancaster & The UpsettersRhythm & Blues Show ... LP
Polydor (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A very cool mix of rock, blues, and soul – similar to some of the bigger mod names from the UK scene of the 60s! Titles include "Teardrops", "Searchin For Love", and "Baby Baby Baby" – all originals by Pete – plus versions of "One Night", "Monkey Time", "Stupidity", "I Like It Like That", and "Mary Ann". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rita LeeAtras Do Porto Tem Uma Cidade ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style costumes and makeup – but there's also some weirdly old-style rock instrumentation too, almost like the way that an artist like Gary Glitter could fold the 50s and 70s together in his music, and come across making something very weird and new. Here, the keyboards are almost stronger than the guitars – and Rita herself plays moog, melotron, organ, and piano – on titles that include "Tem Uma Cidade", "Menino Bonito", "Mame Natureza", and "Eclipse Do Cometa". CD

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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)... $32.99
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

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Michel Legrand & Stephane GrappelliLegrand/Grappelli ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful pairing of Michel Legrand and Stephane Grappelli – two of France's most sensitive jazz musicians ever, sounding really wonderful here in the company of each other! The set features Grappelli's violin and Legrand's lead piano – amidst some larger orchestrations put together by Michel, who also produced the set – all with that great balance of swing and sentiment that always makes his music so wonderful. Grappelli's gliding lines add a nice degree of lightness – especially when contrasted with the fuller string section – and titles include "Mon Homme", "Revoir Paris", "Theme From Summer Of 42", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Parlez-Moi D'Amour", "Nuages", and "Milou En Mai". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Edu Lobo & Tom JobimEdu & Tom ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. Used ... $7.99
An incredible later meeting by two of the most sophisticated musical talents of the bossa generation – and a record that's done in the same intimate, spare setting as Jobim's meeting with Elis Regina a few years before! Production is by bossa legend Aloysio De Oliveira – and the sound is relatively clean and simple – often just a bit of piano, guitar, and percussion behind the up-close and personal vocals of the tunes. Lobo & Jobim sing together on most of the record – in a double-voiced style that's almost a bit like that used on Jobim's incredible Matita Pere record from the 70s. Edu sings solo on "Chovendo Na Roseira", Tom sings solo on "Angela" – and the pair duet on the tracks "Canto Triste", "Vento Bravo", "Moto Continuo", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Ai Quem Me Dera", and "Luiza". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Edu & Tom ... LP 29.99

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Los SecretosLos Secretos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A power-pop classic from early 80s Spain – the debut of Los Secretos, a group with a sound that's very much in keeping with their look on the cover! We might put this one right in the territory of the classic debut by The Knack – as these guys have a similar sort of tightness, and a great way of bridging generations with their straightforward approach, and super-catchy ear for a tune! Lyrics are all in Spanish, but there's a really universal appeal to the whole thing – and titles include "Me Aburro", "Nino Mimado", "Dejame", "No Me Digas Nada", "Ojos De Perdida", "Que Puedo Hacer Yo", "Otra Tarde", and "Sobre Un Vidrio Mojado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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MaceoUS ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer-diller bit of essential funk – the only full album cut by Maceo with James Brown production! The set's got Maceo coming back strongly into the JB fold, with a fierce array of funky cuts that kick it every bit as hard as the best JBs work of the time. No surprise, the JBs are working with Maceo on the arrangements and backing – letting his funky horn take the lead, but coming up on their own with the impeccably tight rhythms that have forever made them the blueprint for funk forever! Features the great tracks "Soul Power 74" and "Parrty", which you may have on compilations, but also the great album tracks "I Can Play For (Just You and Me)" and "Soul of a Black Man", a 10 minute long, slow soul groove, with vocals by James Brown! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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MaggieBeat Of The Night (club mix, radio version, instrumental) ... 12-inch
Polydor (Canada), 1984. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tim MaiaO Melhor De Tim Maia – Vou Pedir Pra Voce Voltar ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
A nice 14 track sampler of the best work by Brazilian soul singer Tim Maia from the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Unlike many other Brazilian singers Maia's style has a lot of US soul influences in it, especially as he moves more into his modern soul work of the early 80s. The sound is certainly different than the majority other Brazilian titles we stock from the same era, but it's also unique from US soul music, though you can certainly here how Maia's taken a lot of the influences from that music, and turned them into his own crazy style of Brazilian pop. Titles include the tracks "Gostava Tanto De Voce", "Voce", "A Festa Do Santo Reis", "Primavera", "Azul Da Cor Do Mar", "Reu Confesso", and "Eu Amo Voce". CD

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✨✧ Tim MaiaTim Maia (1971) (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1971. Used ... $9.99
One of the funkiest records ever from Brazilian soul legend Tim Maia – and a set that also has him singing a bit of English language lyrics too! The groove here is that classic Maia blend of Brazilian roots with American funk and soul – echoes of forro or samba in some of the rhythms, mixed with psychedelic touches, and some harder-hitting funky lines too – all in a mindblowing blend that's perfectly topped with Maia's vocals – which are every bit as large and powerful as the man on the cover himself! Tim shifts effortlessly between Portuguese lyrics and American English – the latter of which really showcases his love of American soul on the titles"I Don't Know What To Do With Myself", "Broken Heart", and "I Don't Care". The album also features a version of Marcos Valle's "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", plus the cuts "Meu Pais", "A Festa Do Santo Reis", "Nao Vou Ficar", and "Salve Nossa Senhora" – all wonderful, all the way through! CD features the bonus track "Chocolate". CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1973) ... CD
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1973. Used ... $9.99
A great step forward for the legendary Tim Maia – working here in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul! The arrangements are a bit bigger than before, and the production a bit more professional – but that change only brings Tim into even more heavenly soul territory – with a mix of grooves and strings that lays somewhere between the best early 70s work on labels like Curtom or Motown! Tim's got a new sense of majesty on the album – and also sings in English in a few spots – at a level that makes us wonder why he was never able to crack the American soul market at the time. An essential record from the man who brought American soul music to Brazil – with tracks that include "Over Again", "New Love", "O Balanco", "Reu Confesso", "Preciso Ser Amado", "Amores", and "Do Your Thing Behave Yourself". CD

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Mireille MathieuSweet Souvenirs Of Mireille Mathieu ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1968. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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John MayallBeyond The Turning Point ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1971. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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John MayallLatest Edition ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of John Mayall's great 70s recordings from the US – and like the others, a set that definitely adds some funky jazz into his bluesy groove! John himself plays lots of great organ and piano on the set (and even a bit of vibes!) – and soul jazz legend Red Holloway handles saxes and flute for the record, really upping the pedigree of the record, and making it one that definitely grabs our attention. Hightide Harris is on lead guitar – with some nicely trippy licks at times – and titles include "Perfect Peace", "Gasoline Blues", "Love Song", "Little Kitten", "A Crazy Game", "The Pusher Man", and "Troubled Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ John MayallRoom To Move – 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Polydor/Chronicles, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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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

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Alton McClain & DestinyIt Must Be Love ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started by Honeycone and First Choice, and improved upon by The Emotions – and like that latter group, the girls move from the easier disco tracks that you'd normally expect, into a range of soulful styles that all come off equally well with their vocal technique. Webster Lewis handled some of the sweeping string arrangements – and players include Wah Wah Watson on guitar and Lee Ritenour on keys. Titles include "Crazy Love", "Sweet Temptation", "Taking My Love For Granted", "My Empty Room", "Push & Pull", and "The Power Of Love". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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John McLaughlinExtrapolation ... LP
Polydor, 1968. Very Good ... $79.99
Most likely our favorite album by John McLaughlin – and one that features him in a wonderfully spare setting – alongside John Surman on saxes, Brian Odges on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The playing has a free and loose quality that McLaughlin would later lose on some his more fusion-y outings, and the group runs through some excellent post bop originals and modal excursion – all done with a wide open sound and a great sense of dynamics. Titles include "Extrapolation", "It's Funny", "Argen's Bag", "Pete The Poet", "This Is For Us To Share", "Spectrum", "Binky's Beam", "Really You Know", "Two For Two", and "Peace Piece". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing on Marmalade. Cover has light surface wear and a lightly bent corner.)

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Jackie McLeanRhythm Of The Earth ... CD
Antilles/Polydor, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
An EP release – but one that offers up a great standout moment in the career of Monday Michiru – and a record that has the power to knock away most other contemporary soul of the time! Monday's picking up a bit more of a clubby vibe than her earlier years – getting great help from Masters At Work on a remix of "Sunshine After The Rain" – which was one of our favorite tracks from the Jazz Brat album! She also serves up a uniquely rhythmic take on the Minnie Riperton classic "Lovin You" – alongside other good cuts that include "Love Flow", "Far To Go", "Where Is The Passion", and the instrumental track "Mermaid". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruOptimista (Japanese version) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $12.99
A killer set from this great Japanese soul singer! Monday's reinvented her style here, and she's adding a Latiny vibe to the mix – for a sound that's given her her best record in years! The quality of the tracks is excellent – with tight tight songwriting, stellar jazzy grooves, and nice little touches, like Latin flute (by Dave Valentin) and vibes. This should be the record that they bring to America – but as with all of her titles, it will probably only ever be available on Japanese import. Titles include "Play It By Ear", "Thinking Of You", "Full Bottle Of Soul", "Zurich Samba", "Oasis", "Tomorrow's Sunrise", and "Higher". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Monday MichiruPlay It By Ear ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
Great single from our favorite Japanese singer! The cut's got a great rolling jazzy groove, with a deep bassline, nicely plucked guitar lines, and soulful vocals from Monday. As usual, the lyrics are in English, and the writing has a very positive vibe to it. There's 3 mixes on the single, including one by Carlos Murphy with a nice dancefloor groove, and the enigmatic "Naked Mix"! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruPremiumix ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from our favorite Japanese soul star – a nice batch of remixes, filled with guest appearances by the likes of Incognito, Basement Jaxx, Shinichi Osawa, Soul Society, Byron Wallen, Rob Playford, and others – all packaged in an extremely captivating cover with great graphics! Titles include "You Make Me (Shin Shin's Mix)", "Yellow Bird (Incognito Capoeira Mix)", "Cruel 2 Be Kind (Basement Jaxx Nite Dub)", "Change Of Scenery", "Double Image (Live At Manic One Remix)", "Love Flow (Mango Margarita Mix)", and "Freed Or Bound (Reconsideration Mix)". Very nice stuff, with more focus on the dancefloor side of Monday's work, than the pop-hook sort of side. A mixture of jazzy bits, drum and bass bits, and lots more! CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Monday MichiruRecollections (Remixes & Covers) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $13.99
A collection of hard-to-find work by Monday Michiru – featuring mixes and covers that have been issued as singles in the past, and which fit together surprisingly well as a full LP! If you know Monday's work, you know that her singles often feature versions of tracks that are quite different than the LP versions – recrafted with the help of some of the best NuSoul producers and remixers, like Joe Claussell, Masters At Work, Shinchi Osaway, and Bluey, all of whom contribute work to this set. The package is great – and with a total of 11 tracks in all, it will save you a lot of time (and money) tracking down those expensive import 12" singles! The set's mixed together – but not strongly, so that all the songs are very much intact – and titles include "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Lovin You (acoustic live version)", "Double Image (live at Manic One rmx)", "Chasing After The Sun (Banda Black Lero mix)", "Yellow Bird (Incognito Capoeira mix)", "Tomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy meets Titomaxx)", "Love Flow (Mango margarita mix)", "Mysteries Of Life (Ananda Project Black Tail dub)", and "Higher (higher dub)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
 
 
 



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