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Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince BillyBlind Date Party ... LP
Drag City, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 40.99
Here's a blind date we'd be happy to go on – one that not only involves the great Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy – but also opens up the door to a host of their hip friends and contemporaries! Given the warmly familiar company, there's really nothing blind about this date – think of it more like a party where you keep bumping into people you forgot you liked so much – somehow even better in the warm company provided by the hosts! The lineup features contributions from Ty Segall, David Grubbs, Emmett Kelly, Six Organs Of Admittance, Richard Bishop, Sean O'Hagan, Matt Sweeney, Azita, and others – and their presence also seems to make for some of the most charming work we've heard from Callahan and Oldham in years. Titles include "I Love You", "I've Made Up My Mind", "OD'd In Denver", "Blackness Of The Night", "Miracles", "I Want To Go To The Beach", "Night Of Santiago", "Wild Kindness", "Lost In Love", "She Is My Everything", "Sea Song", "Night Rider's Lament", and "Arise Therefore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy package!)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceCode Red ... LP
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ... $14.99
While most of this record is either Teddy Riley produced commercial R&B crossover, there's 2 cuts produced by Pete Rock: "Somethin' Like Dis'" and "Code Red". Also includes "Boom! Shake The Room", "Just Kickin' It", "I Wanna Rock" and 7 more tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve, with light wear.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceGirls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (radio, inst, def mix, def beat) ... 12-inch
Word, 1986. Very Good ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceSummertime (single edit, extended club mix, Jazzy Jeff mix, extended bass mix, street reclub mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the instrumentation, played by David Snell in a style that's right up there with Dorothy Ashby's best jazz work. Pianist Stan Tracey is also on board – playing beautiful notes that have a sharp modern edge, while still falling on the inside of the spectrum – and Lasha himself is especially great – blowing plastic alto sax and wooden flute, both of which have a slightly offbeat sound – but one that's surprisingly warm, which makes the album one of his most sensitive and soulful sessions ever! The tunes are a mix of standards and originals – and there's a wonderful sense of balance here – sounds that are sometimes more inside than other records from Lasha, but which have a really Dolphy-like sense of expression – right at home amidst a wider history of jazz, yet also reaching for new ideas at the same time. Pure genius throughout, and a record that was never made available to audiences in the US. Titles include "Nuttin Out Jones", "Impressions Of Eric Dolphy", "Out Of Nowhere", "Just Friends", "Body & Soul", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Teo Macero & Bob PrinceWhat's New – New Jazz From Teo Macero & Bob Prince ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare album as a leader from Teo Macero – one of the driving forces behind some of the key Miles Davis albums on Columbia Records – and other great jazz on that label too! Although Teo Macero is probably best known as Columbia's jazz producer during their successful early 60s run with Miles, he's also quite a composer in his own right, as you'll hear on this striking set of sides from the late 50s! Macero splits the album with Bob Prince – and each of these lesser-known modernists get a side apiece, and fairly free reign in coming up with some wild material. The sound has a little bit of that hip east coast chamber sound that you'd hear in Hal McKusick recordings – but there's also a bit more influences from 20th century modernism, as well as some of the larger Kenton-esque experiments of the early 50s. Macero's group includes John LaPorta, Eddie Bert, and George Barrow – and Prince is assisted by Jon Eardley, Phil Woods, and Frank Socolow. A great slice of lost avant playing, and one of the more striking jazz sides in the Columbia catalog! Titles include "Sounds Of May", "Ground Base", "Germination", "24+ 18+", and "Neally". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, splitting in the top seam, and a small sticker spot in back.)

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Prince1999 ... CD
Warner, 1982. Used ... $4.99
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his genius – and still stands as one of the most perfect blends of soul, funk, and pop that we can ever think of – especially since the man himself pretty much put the whole thing together on his own! The set begins with the classic singles "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" – then soars into lots more gems that include "Let's Pretend We're Married", "Lady Cab Driver", "All The Critics Love U In New York", "International Lover", "DMSR", and "Delirious". CD

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PrinceBatman – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... $69.99
Titles include "The Future", "Electric Chair", "Vicki Waiting", "Partyman", "Scandalous", and "Batdance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker! Includes the printed inner sleeve. Shrinkwrap has some light wear, but record is great!)

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PrinceCome ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $6.99
The last album before his Princeness became know as the Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Much better than you might expect from an album that appeared, at least at the time, to have been pulled mostly from his huge archive of tapes, with a sound that seems to date it from the surrounding New Power Generation years. Includes "Pheromone", "Papa", "Race", "Come", "Space", "Loose!", "Dark", "Solo", "Letitgo" and "Orgasm". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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PrinceDiamonds & Pearls ... CD
Paisley Park, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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PrinceGold Experience ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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PrinceGold Experience (transluscent gold vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Warner, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On June 18, 2022
(Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Sunday, June 19. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, June 18. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on June 19 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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PrinceHits 1 ... CD
Warner/Paisley Park, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "When Doves Cry", "Pop Life", "When You Were Mine", "Sign O The Times", "Diamonds & Pearls", "Nothing Compares 2 U", "I Feel For You", "Let's Go Crazy", "1999", and "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man". CD

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PrinceHits 2 ... CD
Warner/Paisley Park, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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PrinceMusicology ... CD
NPG, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very strong album by the one-and-only Prince – maybe the catchiest, most rewarding full length by the royal one since the Revolution days! Musicology is most notable for the undeniable exuberance and joy that vibrates from the speakers, track after track. Prince seems to be having fun on this one, and as much as we admired the freaky prog funk of his previous album The Rainbow Children (even if it was pretty damn puzzling), it's great to have these big, Revolution style funk rock party numbers back in the cannon. All praise aside, we have to admit we're just a little bit baffled by the relentless hype and fawning, over-baked love this album has gotten in mainstream publications, but our beef is with toothless entertainment "journalists" and "critics", not with Prince. Highly recommended! Tracks include "Musicology", "A Million Days", "Life O' The Party" ,"Call My Name", "Cinnamon Girl" (not the Neil Young song), "What Do U Want Me 2 Do?", "On The Couch" and more. CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. Used ... $4.99
Prince in a grand groove – really hitting a new level of funk with a razor-sharp edge – and even blowing away some of his work on previous records! The record's a soundtrack for a film – Under The Cherry Moon – and although that movie never had the success of Purple Rain, we actually think it left behind an even stronger musical legacy – one that has Prince finding even more of a funky voice than before, with so many wonderfully freaky twists and turns! The music never got the showcase it might have deserved, because of the failure of the film – but it's one of our favorite Prince albums ever, and includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown, The whole album's got some great sweeping, pop psyche orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer – and titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain ... LP
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram European reissue from 2017, in the foil cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve and poster!)

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PrinceSign O The Times (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99 29.98
A fantastic record from Prince – a double-length set that came out at a time when the purple one was brimming over with energy and new ideas – and a step slightly in the direction of more socially conscious material! Everything that was great about Prince before the record is completely intact – his amazing ability to create funky grooves, slinky sensuality, and songs that are so catchy, they can win over audiences on both sides of the fence. But there's also some deeper elements here going on too – maybe more space for thoughtful presentation spread out over the 2LPs that comprised the original record – at a level that's only more confirmation of the never-ending genius of prince! Titles include the great title cut "Sign O The Times" – plus "Strange Relationship", "Slow Love", "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night", "Adore", "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker", "Housequake", "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". 2020 version – remastered for the first time ever! 3CD version features lots of bonus tracks – single mixes and edits – all remastered – tracks that include "U Got The Look (long look)", "Shockadelica (12" long version)", "Hot Thing (ext rmx)", "Hot Thing (dub rmx)", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (fade)", "La La He He Hee (highly explosive)", "If I Was Your Girlfriend (edit)", "Housequake (7 minutes moquake)", and "Sign O The Times (edit)". CD
Also available Sign O The Times (picture disc) ... LP 34.99

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PrinceSign O The Times (picture disc) ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99
A fantastic record from Prince – a double-length set that came out at a time when the purple one was brimming over with energy and new ideas – and a step slightly in the direction of more socially conscious material! Everything that was great about Prince before the record is completely intact – his amazing ability to create funky grooves, slinky sensuality, and songs that are so catchy, they can win over audiences on both sides of the fence. But there's also some deeper elements here going on too – maybe more space for thoughtful presentation spread out over the 2LPs that comprised the original record – at a level that's only more confirmation of the never-ending genius of prince! Titles include the great title cut "Sign O The Times" – plus "Strange Relationship", "Slow Love", "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night", "Adore", "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker", "Housequake", "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". Remastered for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP picture disc pressing!)
Also available Sign O The Times (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ PrinceThieves In The Temple (rmx)/Thieves In The House/Temple House Dub ... 12-inch
Warner, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $8.99
House remix by Junior Vasquez. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PrinceWelcome 2 America ... CD
NPG/Legacy, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
A really fantastic album from Prince – recorded in 2010, and unreleased at the time – but clearly one of the greatest things he gave us in the final decade of his life! This isn't uncooked demo material, or under-thought studio tracks – and instead, the whole thing is a fully-formed record with a message that really comes through in the title – more political Prince than usual, with an eye for our nation that rivals Sign O The Times! It may be that back when Prince recorded the set, the time wasn't right for the message – but these tracks definitely hit home now – and are often delivered in this sinister slow funk mode that really fits the lyrics – almost as if Prince were trying to give the world his version of a righteous 70s album on Curtom Records. Titles include "Running Game", "Born 2 Die", "Welcome 2 America", "Check The Record", "Hot Summer", "Stand Up & B Strong", "Same Page Different Book", and "One Day We Will All B Free". CD

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Prince Buster4 And 1 Medley/Drums Drums ... 7-inch
Prince Buster (UK), 1972. Very Good+ ... $18.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Solid center hole with beaded rim.)

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Prince BusterFish/More Fishy ... 7-inch
Prince Buster (UK), 1971. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing, with four prong center.)

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Prince Far ICry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... $19.99
Third in the 4 chapter set of dub LPs produced by the great Prince Far I along with a young Adrian Sherwood, but we suppose that was obvious by the title. This set finds the British upstart dub producer taking over a bit more from Far I, and includes a cast of many of the characters who would later go on to form the axis of the On-U rhytm section, as well as some appearances from the Slits' Ari Up, plus Stever Beresford & David Toop. Top notch rhythms get the deep space modern dub treatment, like "Back Weh", "Shake the Nation", "Homeward Bound", "The Conquest" & "Low Gravity". CD
(Out of print.)

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Prince JammyCrucial In Dub ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 25.98
Unreleased work from the great Prince Jammy – an assortment of never-heard dubs, all of which bristle with a sharpness that marks the start of the digital generation! There's a spareness here that's wonderful – Jammy's way of making a key element be just enough out front of some slow-stepping rhythms – all very earthy, even though there's a sonic sharpness to the music – a vibe that heralds that new generation that the Prince helped open up in Jamaican music! Titles include "President Dub", "Sunny Side Dub", "Vincent In Dub", "Nuff Corn Dub", "Anything A Dub", "One Million Dub", "Yah We Deh Dub", "Higgler Move Dub", and "Mr Joe Is Dubbing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince JammyFatman Presents Prince Jammy Vs Crucial Bunny – Dub Contest ... CD
Auralux (UK), 1979. Used ... $11.99
A seminal LP of dub confrontation, where London Sound System commander Fatman pits the then up and coming Prince Jammy against relative unknown Crucial Bunny for a massive rhythm battle! Jammy and Bunny go nuts flexing their dub techniques on hard and heavy rhythms cut at Channel One and Harry J's by an all star cast of the usual suspects that includes Sly and Robbie, Fully Fullwood, Ranchie McLean, Santa Davis, Skully Sims, Jackie Mittoo, Chinna Smith and others, who keep the proceedings raw and rootsy. This long lost selecter's choice dub album features the 8 numbers of the original release, including "Jammys A No Fool", "Jammys On The Move", "Jammys A Shine", "Jammys A Satta", "Bunny Is Crucial", "Bunny Na Jest", "Bunny A Warrior" and "Bunny No Easy", plus the CD adds four excellent bonus tracks, previously only released as dub plates: "Feel Jammys Spirit", "Jammys Too Bad", "Wild Wild Bunny" and "How Bunny Feels". CD
(Out of print.)

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Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince LashaSearch For Tomorrow ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare set from reed genius Prince Lasha – one that dovetails nicely with the albums on the Birdseye label, and which features Lasha in a very similar setting! (In truth, the records may have some overlap – but we're not entirely sure.) The tracks are very long, and the record really shows the developing spiritual side of Prince's talents – that slightly warmer, more deeply soulful style than his 60s work with Sonny Simmons – as Lasha blows flute, alto, and baritone – in a group that features Hubert Eaves on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums, and Kenny Nash on percussion! The record has a very spiritual approach – never "out", but exploratory and searching – and tracks include "For The Child", "Search For Tomorrow", and "Mayflower". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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✨✧ Baby Elephant (Prince Paul & Bernie Worrell)Turn My Teeth Up! ... CD
Defend, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Weirdly tripped-out funk from Baby Elephant – a compelling collaboration from Prince Paul, Newkirk, and P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell! The sound here is quite odd – kind of a dismantling of older P-Funk modes, stripped down into a handful of key elements, then re-assembled in a range of different ways to suit the spirit of each tune. There's a good sense of humor to most of the tracks, but also an underlying sense of darkness as well – especially on some of the skits that link together the tracks, done by Prince Paul to give the album a slightly narrative feel. There's a huge amount of guest stars in the mix – including David Byrne, George Clinton, Reggie Watts, Yellowman, Nona Hendryx, and Shock 9 – and titles include "How Does The Brainwave", "Plainfield", "The Search", "Baby Elephants In Thanos", "Even Stranger", "Crack Addicts In Love", "Turn My Teeth Up", and "Fred Berry". CD

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✨✧ PrinceOut Takes ... CD
J & M, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "So High", "So High (Finished)", "Real Love", "Possessed (Instrumental)", "Possessed (Vocal)", and " Extra Lovable". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". CD

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✨✧ PrinceSign O The Times ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from Prince – a double-length set that came out at a time when the purple one was brimming over with energy and new ideas – and a step slightly in the direction of more socially conscious material! Everything that was great about Prince before the record is completely intact – his amazing ability to create funky grooves, slinky sensuality, and songs that are so catchy, they can win over audiences on both sides of the fence. But there's also some deeper elements here going on too – maybe more space for thoughtful presentation spread out over the 2LPs that comprised the original record – at a level that's only more confirmation of the never-ending genius of prince! Titles include the great title cut "Sign O The Times" – plus "Strange Relationship", "Slow Love", "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night", "Adore", "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker", "Housequake", "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some edge wear and lightly bent corners.)
Also available
Sign O The Times (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 28.99
Sign O The Times (picture disc) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ PrinceTruth ... LP
Legacy, 1998. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the freshest Prince projects of the 90s – as the record has a stripped-down vibe that often features a fair bit of acoustic guitar in the mix – these nicely lean songs that really showcase his singing and songwriting strengths without too many beats or funky production touches in the way! Prince's vocals are still great in this mode – sparkling with a wonderful sort of honest, earnest energy – and titles include "The Other Side Of The Pillow", "Fascination", "Dionne", "Man In A Uniform", "The Truth", "Don't Play Me", "Welcome 2 The Dawn (acoustic)", "One Of Your Tears", and "Animal Kingdom". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrinceVery Best Of Prince ... CD
Warner, 1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Little Red Corvette", "1999", "I Wanna Be Your Lover", "Kiss", "I Would Die 4 U", "Raspberry Beret", "Purple Rain", "When Doves Cry", "Cream", "Gett Off", "Alphabet St", and "Let's Go Crazy" – 17 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner/Legacy, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking a new approach to funky soul – by using his own sinister blend of layered vocals, crisp rhythms, and ultra catchy songs – always capped with that unbridled, fearless sexuality that comes across right here on the cover – and which already shows that the singer is a bold new force to be reckoned with! And despite his claim of having a dirty mind, Prince uses the music to unlock the sensual souls in all of us – with tracks here that would already become calling cards for a generation – such as the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrincePrince ... LP
Warner/Legacy, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album is Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk! In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince records, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later sets – or maybe because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come – and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You", and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close & Slow". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". This version features the new 2015 remaster of the album, done by Prince! LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 180 gram vinyl in original 1984 packaging design, with the poster that came with the original album!)

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✨✧ Prince Far IJamaican Heroes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A totally great album by Prince Far I – and a set that already shows him building that crucial London/Kingston bridge that would be such a big part of his sound! The album features work from Sly & Robbie, and the killer drums of Style Scott on rhythm – but also includes contributions by London hipsters Viv Albertine & Ari Up (of the Slits), and David Toop (noted music writer and historian) – quite a mix, and all brought together wonderfully by the Prince's production, and really unique vocal approach. Titles include "Jamaican Heroes", "Prison Discipline", "Musical History", "Natty Champion", and "Golden Throne". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Prince JammyPrince Jammy's Computerised Dub ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Prince Jammy's Computerized Dub – a quintessential set of beeping, bouncing Casio driven jams from the originator of the Jamaican digital tone! Steely and Cleavie were still under Jammy's tutelage and they are part of the driving force behind these nice mid 80s rhythms. 10 tracks in all, including "Synchro Start", "Interface", "32 Bit Chip", "Auto Rhythm", "Peek & Poke", "Megabyte", "Wafer Scale Integration", "Crosstalk", "Modem" and "256K Ram". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Prince PaulPrince Among Thieves (yellow splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A hip hop masterpiece from Prince Paul – his second album as a solo act, but one that builds on years of top-shelf experience in the east coast scene – including his roots with Stetsasonic and production of De La Soul! The record came up at a time when there seemed to be a new sense of self-awareness in hip hop – maybe not a postmodern sensibility, but a gentle play between the real role of the artist and imagined pop presence – handled here by Paul with a lot more care than most, and presented in a concept album format that's full of great surprises along the way! Breeze Brewin of Jugganauts handles the main lyrics, but the story has lots of famous guests along the way – almost a Wizard Of Oz sort of journey that includes Kool Keith, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock, Biz Markie, and many others. Titles include "MC Hustler", "The Other Line", "Pain", "Steady Slobbin", "War Party", "Weapon World", "Handle Your Time", "The Men In Blue", and "Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on yellow & red splatter vinyl!)

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✨✧ Bunny Lee/Prince Jammy/The AggrovatorsDubbing In The Front Yard/Conflict Dub (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pressure Sounds, 1977/1982. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A pair of masterful collaborations between Bunny Striker Lee and Prince Jammy – fantastic dubs based upon rhythms by The Aggrovators! The set brings together two full albums – one from the late 70s, one from the early 80s – and while there's some slight shifts in production and technology, the overall vibe runs true and clear – that amazing ear for spacier sounds around the sides of the grooves that Jammy could do so well – beautifully captured in the overall production, and balanced against the depth of the basslines, and the warmth of some of the few horn parts in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrinceAround The World In A Day ... LP
Paisley Park/Legacy, 1985. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A mad bit of psychedelic soul from Prince – a record that sounds better and better over the years, and which stands out from most of his 80s work thanks to some really unique production and songwriting! After Purple Rain, Prince did anything but freeze up in the face of living up to such a massive crossover smash – and instead stepped sideways nicely with a fresh approach to his sound – on a record that puts the "Paisley" in Paisley Park! The album mixes core Prince funk with some nicely playful touches – hardly classic psych, but that refined version that was floating around in the mid 80s – maybe mis-named, but used to great effect here. The album's a gem through and through – and titles include"Raspberry Beret", "Paisley Park","Around The World In A Day", "America", "Temptation", "Pop Life", and "Condition Of The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrinceFor You ... LP
Warner/Legacy, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of Prince – a record that virtually snuck onto the market at the time of its release, but which has gone on to become the launching pad for one of the greatest recorded legacies in soul music! The whole thing has a really lean, stripped-down sort of sound – one that testifies to the fact that the man himself produced and performed the whole thing – almost as if Prince were up there in Minneapolis, looking at all the overblown funk ensemble and disco records of the time, and decided to throw his own hat in the ring with a great variation of the funk sound of the 70s! The lean quality puts the record in a legacy that also includes 70s work by Shuggie Otis and Timmy Thomas – but that star quality that was about to make Prince huge is already firmly in place – on titles that include "For You", "Soft & Wet", "Crazy You", "Just As Long As We're Together", "My Love Is Forever", "I'm Yours", "So Blue", "In Love", and "Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrinceOne Nite Alone – Live (4LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful live work from Prince – the only official concert album ever issued by the man during his life, and a great testament to the way that his genius kept on burning bright on stage – even when he wasn't always knocking it out of the park in the studio! There's a fair bit of material here from later years, but also some classics mixed into the set – and the work often emphasizes the jazzier side of Prince's style – partly through his evolved musicianship, but also in the way the tunes come together with an even more sophisticated vibe than the early years. Titles include "Rainbow Children", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Extraordinary", "One Nite Alone", "Wanna B Ur Lover", "Do Me Baby", "Diamonds & Pearls", "When U Were Mine", "Mellow", "1+1+1 Is 3", "Nothing Compares 2 U", and "Sometimes It Snows In April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ PrinceWelcome 2 America ... LP
NPG/Legacy, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from Prince – recorded in 2010, and unreleased at the time – but clearly one of the greatest things he gave us in the final decade of his life! This isn't uncooked demo material, or under-thought studio tracks – and instead, the whole thing is a fully-formed record with a message that really comes through in the title – more political Prince than usual, with an eye for our nation that rivals Sign O The Times! It may be that back when Prince recorded the set, the time wasn't right for the message – but these tracks definitely hit home now – and are often delivered in this sinister slow funk mode that really fits the lyrics – almost as if Prince were trying to give the world his version of a righteous 70s album on Curtom Records. Titles include "Running Game", "Born 2 Die", "Welcome 2 America", "Check The Record", "Hot Summer", "Stand Up & B Strong", "Same Page Different Book", and "One Day We Will All B Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(A very cool pressing – music on three sides, and a special etched fourth side of the records!)
Also available Welcome 2 America ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Prince Billy Mahdi WrightYou Got Dat Wright (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Raenii/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful bit of lost spiritual soul jazz from Chicago – recorded in the early 80s, but with a progressive and righteous feel that's very much in the 70s Strata East vein! The group's led by Billy Mahdi on tenor, soprano, and flute – and features Corky McClerkin on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Dave Baldwin on sax. But the real treat on the set is a trio of female singers that augment some of the best tracks – singing in a slightly off-beat style that is somewhere between Oneness Of Juju and Ramp. And in fact, Oneness of Juju are a good comparison here – as the album's got a lot of tracks that are kind of like that group's tighter jazz dance, less Afro-inspired numbers. Includes the spiritual classics "Tune Weaver" and "Summer Love" – plus "Love Dream", "79th Street Blues", and "Excuse Me". CD
(Prat of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)

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✨✧ Prince & PrincessReady Steady Go/Take Me Serious ... 7-inch
Aladdin, Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Four prong center UK pressing.)

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✨✧ BartokWooden Prince/Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta – Dorati/London Symphony ... CD
Mercury, 1960/1964. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Black Rock & RonYou Can't Do Me None (BRNR rmx voc, BRNR rmx inst, Prince Paul rmx voc, Prince Paul rmx inst, Prince Paul rmx beat mix) ... 12-inch
RCA, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Ornette ColemanFriends and Neighbors - Ornette Live At Prince Street ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Ornette Coleman – and a set that's very different than some of his other work for different labels – particularly his better-known material for Blue Note and Atlantic! The album's got a righteous feel that's right up there in the best spirit of the Flying Dutchman label of the early 70s – a mode that's still on the far reaches of avant jazz that Ornette explored on earlier sessions – but which also has a warmer, almost more spiritual quality at times too. The core group features legendary partners Charlie Haden on bass, Dewey Redman on tenor, and Ed Blackwell on drums – but part of the record features an unnamed group of "Friends & Neighbors", who join in on the title cut with this collaborative spirit that really sets the tone for the whole record. Coleman plays trumpet and violin in addition to his usual alto sax – and titles include the mindblowing two part "Friends & Neighbors", plus "Let's Play", "Long Time No See", "Forgotten Songs", and "Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ Jason DraperPrince – Life & Times – Revised & Updated Edition (hardcover) ... Book
Chartwell Books (UK), 2008/2016. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
A lavish book on the music and life of Prince – presented here in a big new volume that's been updated in the time since his untimely early passing! The book is huge – more of a coffee table volume in size, but still filled with very dense writing as well – in chapters that follow the ups and downs of the singer's musical career – with some especially great insight to the independent paths he followed in his final decade or two. The pages are large and glossy, with color images throughout – but never in a way that sacrifices the text at all. 216 pages, hardcover, and full color. Book

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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's much more jazz-based, and often more avant than the group's later work – more in line with work in the tradition of the AACM, or some of the earliest loft jazz talents. No surprise, the set was recorded at Ornette Coleman's space on the lower east side in the early 70s – with the mighty Plunky Nakbinde on saxes and flute, sounding a lot more searing than any of his records from the 80s onward – plus Babatunde on percussion, Lon Moshe on vibes and flute, and Al-Hammel Rasul on keyboards. There's a bit of vocalizations, and lots of percussion from group members too – and the sound is very spiritual, with touches of more percussive Afro-centric playing. Includes a great version of Eddie Palmieri's "Azucar Para Ti", plus "At Least We Have A Horizon Now", and "Live Mozambique". Includes unreleased tracks "Thembi" and "Rosalie/Juju's Door". CD

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Wynton KellyFour Classic Albums (Piano Interpretations/Piano/Kelly Blue/Someday My Prince Will Come) ... CD
Avid (UK), 1951/1958/1959/1961. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Includes an early Blue Note session, two classic Riverside sets, and a Vee Jay collection that went unissued until the late 70's. CD

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✨✧ Dennis BrownCrown Prince Of Reggae ... LP
17 North Parade, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar collection of singles by one of the great voices of Jamaican music – Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince Of Reggae – singles from the early 70s to mid 80s! The vinyl version features 12 standout tracks – with backing by The Taxi Gang, The Professionals, Derrick Harriott & Crystalistes, Aggrovators & Roots Radics. Titles include "Promise Land (Extended Mix)", "Whip Them Jah Jah", "Song My Mother Used To Sing", "Created By The Father", "Rebel With A Cause", "Words Of Wisdom", "Voice Of My Father", and "Children Of Israel (Special 12" Mix)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing – PC 8456, in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Phil SeymourPrince Of Power Pop – His Very Best Plus 11 Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Boardwalk/Big Beat (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of punk and new wave – and, in a way, his music was almost more of a basic return to standard rock and roll – but without all the overblown trappings of the 70s, in a way that really just focused on the singer and the song, and Seymour's incredible talent for putting over a hook! The sound is is relatively unassuming throughout, but the songs are plenty darn catchy – and are presented here in a well-chosen array of material from Phil's first two records for the Boardwalk label, plus 11 more tracks that were recorded at the time, but never issued. As usual with Ace/Big Beat, the presentation is great – lots of detailed notes, and plenty of music for your money – with titles that include "Suzie Glider", "Maybe It Was Memphis", "Baby It's You", "Precious To Me", "Then We Go Up", "Don't Blow Your Life Away", "Teaching Me", "I Found A Love", "Let Her Dance", "Stand Back & Take A Good Look", "I'll Be Waiting", "Looking For The Magic", "Now", and "Better To Me Than You". CD

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✨✧ Ben GreenmanDig If You Will The Picture – Funk, Sex, & God In The Music Of Prince (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice change from the usual book on the music and life of Prince – as author Ben Greenman brings in a fair bit of analysis as he moves through the career of the legendary soul singer – all in ways that are strongly hinted at by the title! Greenman divides the book up into four sections that showcase his approach – Man Music, Meaning, Method Madness, and Memory – the last of which deals with the too-soon passing of Prince, and the huge impact he had on music in the past few decades. There's still plenty of biography in the book, but the author also analyses things along the way and puts them into a nice sense of perspective – maybe one that's easier to do after the artist's passing, which was the case with this project. Questlove provides the introduction – and the book is hardcover, and 286 pages. Book

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✨✧ Kansas City SevenDestination KC/6 Cats & A Prince (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mamiya YoshioPrince Of The Sun – Horus' Great Adventure ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A 2CD set of music designed to accompany Japanese animation that starred "the little Norse Prince Valiant" – the cut lil' guy pictured on the cover, who gets some very action-packed accompaniment here! Most tunes are short and lively, and almost echo an older cartoon mode that you might have heard in the US in the 30s and 40s – not exactly Merrie Melodies or Raymond Scott, but not that far away either – as there's all sorts of playful arrangements, unusual horns, offbeat rhythms, and other things that really make the orchestrations sparkle! As with other titles in this series, the whole thing is very well done, but with all notes and titles in Japanese – a 2CD set with 54 tracks in all. CD
 
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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ BoulezPierre Boulez – Composer, Conductor, Enigma (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99 38.99
The title certainly gets it right – as over the decades, Pierre Boulez was way more than just another composer in modern music – he was also a conductor and performer, and champion of so many of his contemporaries that it's hard to imagine the growth of 20th Century classical without the role that Boulez played from the postwar years onward! Boulez was also a key bridge between two styles of modern music – that played on older instruments but in new ways and tunings – and new modes of expression on electronics, tape, and other previously-unused formats – all elements that you'll get to explore here in a huge box set! The package follows Boulez in many different modes – and includes early compositions that include "Polyphonie X For Ensemble", "Deux Etudes De Misque Concrete For Magnetic Tape", "Sonatine For Flute & Piano", "Le Soleil Des Eauz", "Le Marteau Sons Maitre For Alto Voice & Six Instruments", "Structures Book 1 For Two Pianos", "Pli Selon Pli", and "Tombeau A La Memoire Du Prince Max Egon". And CD4 features Boulez as a conductor – guiding performances of works by Stravinsky, Varese, Berio, Nono, Stockhausen, and Schoenberg! CD

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Dave BrubeckLive From Vienna 1967 ... CD
Brubeck Editions, 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Dave Brubeck without Paul Desmond – sounding really amazing here in a never-issued live performance from 1967! The group is Dave's famous combo with Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – working on a European tour, and somehow having lost alto saxophonist Paul Desmond on their way to Vienna – which means that the trio tracks here have even more solo space from Brubeck on the piano, spinning out with maybe even more ferocity than we're used to hearing at the time! Tracks are all nice and long – and the rhythm work from Wright and Morello is as superb as ever – on tracks that include "One Moment Worth Years", "St Louis Blues", "La Paloma Azul", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and a surprisingly hip take on "Swanee River". CD

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1957. Used ... $4.99
Dave Digs Disney – and hence, so do we! The album's one of the first to ever pay tribute to the great compositions heard in Disney films – and it features the magical sound of the Brubeck Quartet, turned upon a host of familiar numbers, and transforming them into longer vehicles for jazz improvisation. Given Dave's great sense of play with rhythm and timings, the tunes really get changed up in these versions – in a way that takes best advantage of the modal rhythms and jazz waltz styles that many of them share. Paul Desmond's alto work is as impeccably-handled as ever, and Joe Morello's sprightly drums seem perfectly at home with the tunes – as does Dave's warmly lyrical work on piano. Titles include "Alice In Wonderland", "Give A Little Whistle", "One Song", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Very Good Advice". CD
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Dave Brubeck/Oscar PetersonDave Brubeck/Oscar Peterson ... CD
United Audio (Holland), Used ... $1.99
Split release with "In Your Own Sweet Way", "A Minor Thing", "Love Walked In", "Here Lies Love", and "Out Of Nowhere" from Dave Brubeck. Oscar Peterson tracks include "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Waltz For Debbie", "Seven Come Eleven", "You Look Good To Me", and "The Lamp Is Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ron CarterDear Miles ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Ron Carter on bass, Stephen Scott on piano, Payton Crossley on drums, and Roger Squitero on percussion. Tracks include "Gone", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Bags' Groove", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Someday My Prince Will Come" and the Carter original "595". CD
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John ColtraneAnother Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
The legendary John Coltrane was a leader on some amazing recordings of the late 50s and 1960s – but right at the start of his career, he also added key contributions to records headed up by other folks too – and some of the best of those moments are collected here in this well-done set! The "other side" isn't really a part of the Coltrane legacy that's different than the rest – but these early tracks show just how important his tenor saxophone stylings were to the transforming sound of jazz at the end of the 50s – taking things past earlier bop expressions, yet still in a straightforward mode – with solos that are sometimes even more stunning than the work of the leaders under whom the records were issued! Most of the tracks here are from the Prestige and Riverside Records catalogs – and titles include "CTA" by Art Taylor, "Monk's Mood" and "Trinkle Trinkle" by Thelonious Monk, "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Airegin" by Miles Davis, "Soultrane" by Tadd Dameron, "Billie's Bounce" by Red Garland, and "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins. CD

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Joel CulpepperSgt Culpepper ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 27.99
Tremendous work from UK soul singer Joel Culpepper – an artist who seems ready to take the world by storm, and who has a sense of star power that's undeniable – yet also manages to come across as a very down to earth, individual artist on his own! There's a special sort of crackle to the record – that sensibility you have when discovering new music that's clearly going to become part of your world for years to come – maybe the way we felt when first hearing work from artists like Prince or Omar, both names that we don't use lightly – and which we feel Culpepper will be rising up to in years to come! Titles include "WAR", "Dead Bodies", "Tears Of A Crown", "Black Boy", "Break", "Remember", "Poetic Justice", "Thought About You", and "Kisses". LP, Vinyl record album

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CultureTwo Sevens Clash (3LPs – 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 3LP ... $56.99
The first album from Culture, and still their most classic – a set that takes its title from a prediction by Marcus Garvey – who said that there would be trouble in the world when "two sevens clash" on July 7, 1977! Fortunately, we made it all through that date in one piece – and good thing too, as the record's gone on to even more legendary status as the years have gone on – with a righteous sort of energy that just seems to get more important over the decades. Joe Gibbs produced, and arranged with Errol Thompson – and the slow-stepping rhythms of the set, heavy on bottom-end sounds, are a perfect backdrop for the message-oriented lyrics in the music. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "I'm Alone In The Wilderness", "Pirate Days", "Two Sevens Clash", "Calling Rastafari", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Get Ready To Ride The Lion To Zion", "Black Starliner Must Come", "Jah Pretty Face", "See Them A Come", and "Natty Dread Taking Over". Very special edition – with 11 bonus tracks that include ""Natty Dread Taking Over/Invasion" by Culture & Roy, "Natty Gone Clear" by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, "Fulfillment" by The Mighty Two, "I'm Not Ashamed/Under Tight Wraps" by Culture & I Roy, "See Them A Come/Mask Mi Mask" by Culture & Prince Weedy, "Informer" by Culture, "Natty Pass His GCE" by Shorty The President, "State Of Emergency" by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, and "Informer Version" by The Mighty Two. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisEssence Of Miles Davis ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Includes "So What", "Round Midnight", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Walkin", and "Blue In Green". CD

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Miles DavisMerci Miles – Live At Vienne ... CD
Warner, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 25.98
One of the last performances ever recorded by Miles Davis – done at a jazz festival in a small town in France, and with a sound that's a bit of a change from some of his studio work at the time! There's a great sense of warmth here – a quality that may come from Miles' use of two different bassists, Foley and Richard Patterson – both players who never dominate the sound too much, but create this nice sort of bottom that provides plenty of grounding for the soaring solos of Miles on trumpet, Kenny Garrett on saxes, and Deron Johnson on keyboards. Ricky Wellman handles drums in the group – and the double-length set is full of great long performances – including versions of the Prince tunes "Jailbait" and "Penetration", plus takes on "Time After Time" and "Human Nature", which Miles was handling beautifully in the 80s – alongside the cuts "Wrinkle", "Hannibal", and "Amandla". CD

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Miles DavisSorcerer ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" – which has a fluid sensibility that still never fails to floor us, even all these many decades later! The rest of the tracks are equally great – even when subtle – and by this point, the group of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams were well earning their acclaim as one of the most groundbreaking groups in jazz. Titles include "Prince Of Darkness", "Masqualero", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "Vonetta" – plus the odd inclusion of a vocal version of "Nothing Like You" – recorded 5 years before with singer Bob Dorough and arranger Gil Evans! The tune's an odd cap to this otherwise cohesive set – but we love it plenty too, and it somehow oddly fits! CD reissue features alternate takes of the tracks "Masqualero" and "Limbo"! CD

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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising (blue & magenta vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... About December 31, 2022
The mindblowing classic debut of De La Soul! 3 Feet High And Rising is inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative. It's got flat out classic songs that stand out well enough on their own, but it's also one of the greatest full length albums in hip hop history – featuring loosely connective skits with recurring characters that are vital to the experience. Last, but not least, 3 Feet. . .is especially fascinating given it's 1989 release year – a time when so many of the contemporaneous crews and solo MCs on both the east coast and west coast were going grittier, darker and more profane – but it doesn't feel like a conscious reaction to that, as much it feels like sharp trio and a brilliant producer carving out their own damn creative niche. Includes "Me, Myself & I", "The Magic Number", "Plug Tunin", "Say No Go", "Tread Water", "Eye Know", "Buddy" and much more! Double vinyl reissue – making it sound a heck of a lot better than the overly-compressed original vinyl, which could never handle all the music on the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP neon blue and neon magenta vinyl pressing.)

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De La SoulDe La Soul Is Dead (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... About December 31, 2022
The epic second De La Soul album – a slightly deeper record than the upbeat 3 Feet High And Rising, but to us it's just as irrefutably classic – and among the best hip hop full lengths ever! The trio is still working with Prince Paul, so despite the cover image and declaration of the end of the Daisy age, there's no shortage of humor and bouncing good time hip hop – if a turn tougher. To put it simply, this is one of the many reasons we look a the early 90s as the salad days of hip hop. With "Oodles Of O's", Talkin' Bout Hey Love", "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)", "Keepin' The Faith", "Bitties In The BK Lounge", "Pass The Plugs" and, as was the style at the time, loads of funny skits. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 28.99

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Paul DesmondTake Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Paul Desmond with Jim HallDesmond Blue (First Editions Series) ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... $4.99
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". CD features 7 bonus tracks – masters and alternates, but tunes not on the album, including "Autumn Leaves", "Imagination", and "Advise & Consent". New notes, and extra photos too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyConversations (aka Music Matador) ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players – almost presaging the ensemble modes that would rise more strongly in the post-Coltrane years – and Dolphy's chosen a strong group of associates, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on soprano sax, Prince Lasha on flute, and Sonny Simmons on alto and bass clarinet. Dolphy plays flute, alto, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Love Me", a solo alto tune by Dolphy; "Alone Together", a duet with Davis' bass; a seminal take on "Jitterbug Waltz", completely reinventing the tune for new generations; and the massive "Music Matador". CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork .)

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Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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Danny ElfmanBatman – Original Motion Picture Score ... LP
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Not the Prince music from the first Batman film – but all those other sounds that were used in the movie, penned and produced at a surprisingly strong level by Danny Elfman – who shows the world that he's got a lot more to offer than just his previous work in the group Oingo Boingo! This isn't a rock soundtrack by a fading talent from the mainstream – and instead, it's one of Elfman's first full forays into scoring – performed by the Sinfonia of London with a richness that's given the music maybe a more enduring quality than the film! Titles include "Waltz To The Death", "Roof Fight", "Batman Theme", "Clown Attack", "Flowers", "Roasted Dude", "The Joker's Poem", and "The Bat Cave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on turquoise vinyl.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty EverettIt's In His Kiss (Shoop-Shoop) ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good- ... $4.99
A key set of early work from Betty Everett – and a great document of the strength of her early soul on Vee Jay! Although the title hit is quite familiar (and possibly a bit overplayed), Betty was a great vocalist with a wide command of material even at this early point in her career – and the album has her running through numbers that easily step between jazzy, bluesy, and soulful modes that beautifully bridge the worlds of soul and R&B! You might want to skip past the title hit, lest it color your judgment of the record, because there are loads of nice tracks on here, like "It Hurts To Be In Love", "Until You Were Gone", "The Prince of Players", and "I Need You So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has black electrical tape holding the seams and spine and some surface wear.)

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Bud FreemanChronological Bud Freeman 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... $16.99
Bluebird, Columbia, and Decca recordings – with Jack Teagarden, Max Kaminsky, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Condon, and Dave Bowman. Tracks include "The Eel", "Satanic Blues", "I've Found A New Baby", "I Need Some Pettin", "Tia Juana", "Prince Of Wails", and "Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble". 24 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $27.99 29.98
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". Expanded CD features the famous 12" instrumental version of "A Funky Space Reincarnation" – plus a full set of 12 bonus alternate mixes produced by the likes of Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware, Marcus Miller, Prince Paul, Bootsy Collins, Slaam Remi, and The Randy Watson Experience – including "Anger (alt extended)", "Here My Dear (alt mix)", "Time To Get It Together (alt extended mix)", "Falling In Love Again (alt version)", "I Met A Little Girl (alt version)", "Sparrow (alt version)", and "Anna's Song (inst – alt version)". CD

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD
Also available Scorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD 18.99

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD
Also available Scorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD 12.99

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Annie GirardotVivre Pour Vivre ... LP
Polydor/Universal (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 44.99
A very groovy record from the lovely Annie Girardot – done at a time when she was appearing onscreen in the Claude Lelouch film that's named in the title, but steps out here in an even wider range of modes than we might expect! The arrangements are great – handled by Maurice Vander and Roland Vincent – with a vibe that mixes 60s French pop with some more sophisticated soundtrack modes – sometimes with Girardot speaking in addition to singing – and, as with Jeanne Moreau on her Polydor album from the same time, coming across at a level that's a real revelation if you only know her from films. The set features a fair bit of original songs – many penned by Francoise Dorin with Jean Loup Chauby – and titles include "Bons Baisers", "Oui Non", "Mon Prince", "IBM", "Dans Une Glace", "A N'En Plus Finir", "La Chanson Empoisonnee", "Isalaide", and a nice take on "Vivre Pour Vivre". LP, Vinyl record album

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi! Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)
Also available Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". CD
Also available Governor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP 34.99

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Gravediggaz6 Feet Deep – Clean Versions ... LP
Gee Street, 1994. Very Good+ ... $38.99
The first installment of the Gravediggaz saga from the RZA, Poetic, Prince Paul and Frukwan, both establishing and perfecting hip hop's horrorcore genre in one fell swoop! There's some pretty fierce nuggets here that hold up to this day, and some excellent production at the hands of legends Prince Paul & RZA. Vinyl version has 16 tracks, counting the interludes, including "Constant Elevation", "Mommy What's A Gravedigga?", "Diary Of A Madman" and "6 Feet Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve, with light wear.)

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Tubby HayesFree Flight ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 26.99
British tenor giant Tubby Hayes left the planet all too soon – passing away at the age of 38 in 1973 – but right up to the end, he continued to blow away most of his contemporaries – as you'll hear from this set of unreleased live material from 1972! The recording is from a time when Hayes was actually coming back out of a bit of time away from the scene – recuperating from heart issues that were soon to take away his life – and the period is almost a return to the basics of Tubby's breakout recordings of the late 50s – when he emerged as a tenor soloist to rival American greats like Sonny Rollins or Dexter Gordon! You can definitely hear that quality here, as Tubbs takes on some older standards, plus a few originals – and spins out these wonderful long solos that never fair for imagination or soulful expression – and which also feature some occasional great moments on flute too. The group is a very familiar one – Mike Pyne on piano, Tony Levin on drums, and Ron Mathewson on pass – who happened to record the proceedings over the course of two nights at Ronnie Scotts. Titles include long takes on "Lady Celia", "Trane's Blues", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Trenton Place", and "I Thought About You" – plus two shorter incomplete tracks, "Seven Steps To Heaven" and "Sienna Red". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Rick JamesGlow ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
Rick James hits a smoother sort of style here – one that's almost a compressed take on the mainstream version of funk first crafted on his earlier records, fused into a more radio-friendly approach for the Prince generation! The sound's actually not that bad – and the record has an appeal (albeit a dated one) as a relic of crossover soul from a time that's fading more and more from the collective memory. Rick's still writing, arranging, and producing the whole set – and titles include "Glow", "Melody Make Me Dance", "Can't Stop", "Spend The Night With Me", "Somebody", "Moon Child", "Sha La La La La", and "Rock & Roll Control". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnetteUp For It – Live In Juan Les Pins ... CD
ECM, 2002. Used ... $8.99
Another wonderful live date – tracks include "If I Were A Bell", "Butch & Butch", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and the title track, "Up For It". CD

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Quincy JonesQ – Soul Bossa Nostra ... CD
Interscope, 2010. Used ... $5.99
A victory lap for the great Quincy Jones – revisiting a bunch of his self penned classic tracks, some choice covers and new material featuring a who's who of indebted contemporary singers & rappers – including Talib Kweli, Mary J Blige, Amy Winehouse, Three 6 Mafia, Usher, John Legend and more. It's the opposite of a rehash – Q's classic grooves are reinvented with a contemporary feel with fresh rhymes and vocals on the best material, including a bold version of "Hikky Burr" (in which Three 6 Mafia & David Banner cast it as a post-Katrina anthem), plus "Ironside" with Talib Kweli, a cover of "Strawberry Letter 23" feat Akon, "Tomorrow" feat John Legend, "Get The Funk Outta My Face" feat Snoop Dogg, "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" with Mary J Blige, Q-Tip & Alfredo Rodriguez, "Everything Must Change" with Bebe Winans, "Sanford & Son" feat TI, BOB, Prince Charlez & Mohombi and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bunny LeeNext Cut – Dub Plates, Rare Sides, & Unreleased Cuts ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production legend – and, as explained in the notes, these dubs have an extra added dimension than some of his contemporaries' work – as they're mixed from 4 track tapes, instead of 2 – which creates this much deeper sound, and even lot more room for echo! Yet there's also a core compressed competence to the cuts that we really love – rock-solid instrumentation from top-shelf Kingston studio legends, on rare dubs of "Enforcement" by Vin Gordon, "Blood Of Babylon" by Barrington Spence, "Down In A Babylon" by Johnny Clarke, "Ethiopian Girl" by Linval Thompson, "A Friend Indeed Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Crucial Dub" by Prince Jammy, "Satta Dread" by Wayne Jarrett, and "The Gorgon" by Cornell Campbell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that makes a click during "Blood Of Babylon", "Blood Of Babylon Dub", and "Enforcement", but the rest is great.)

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Dawan MuhammadDeep Stream ... LP
Evidence/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A really amazing record from Dawan Muhammad – a west coast musician who never got the same sort of spiritual jazz credit as some of the giants of the 70s – but who kept on making really wonderful music as the years went on! Muhammad's recently known as the force behind the Life Force Jazz label – but here, he's stepping out in a mode that's much earlier, but already shows his sense of musical vision – a set that's almost like some of the more ambitious Strata East recordings of the 70s – with beautiful original compositions by Dawan, served up by a shifting set of musicians who really capture his spirit! Muhammad plays saxes and flutes – plus electric and acoustic piano, drums, and lots of percussion – and other players include Oscar Williams on trumpet, Paul Nagle on piano, and Daniel Sabanovich and Prince Lawsha on drums and percussion. Delores Pierce sings a bit on the record, but most tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Cataclysmic Decision", "East Wind", "Tambu", "Is That You", "Sun/Moon/Stars", and "Anxiety". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note – these copies have a dinged corner from shipping. Otherwise, these are great copies!)

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Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By (with instrumentals) ... CD
Bulk, 2001. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
Hip hop for the Gainsbourg fan? This Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Like Handsome Boy, Lovage is packed to the rafters with mysterious guest appearances, including the turntable and mixing skills of Kid Koala, Chest "Prince Paul" Rockwell, Afrika Bambaataa, and Maseo of De La Soul. Guest vocalists include Jennifer Charles of Elysian Fields, Damon Albarn, and Mike Patton. Tracks include "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell", "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)", "Anger Management", "Everyone Has A Summer They Want To Remember", "To Catch A Thief", "Lies And Alibis", "Book Of The Month", "Strangers On A Train", "Sex (I'm A)", "Tea Time With Maseo", "Herbs, Good Hygiene, & Socks", and the best song named after a bad Burt Reynolds movie ever, "Stroker Ace". CD
(2CD version includes the instrumentals! RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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New York Jazz QuartetOasis ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. Used ... $13.99
An unusual album from an unusual group – one that has reedman Frank Wess sounding far more introspective and personal than on some of his other material from the 70s and 80s – thanks to work from a group that also includes Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! We're tempted to say that Hanna's voice is what really shapes the record – that thoughtful mix of sophistication and lyricism that always comes across sounding surprisingly natural – but Wess also wrote some of the album's most compelling songs, alongside a few other great numbers by Roland. Mraz brings some extra-special energy to his phrasing on bass, Wess also blows a bit of flute alongside his tenor – and titles include "The Patient Prince", "Cram It Damn It", "Funk House", "Don't Come Don't Call", "It's Just A Social Gathering", and "Oasis". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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